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Welcome
You are about to make some important choices about your future and I do hope that Waltham Forest College is central to your plans. We are looking for exciting, energetic students with the drive and aptitude to succeed. You will be looking for a wide-range of exciting opportunities, together with high quality teaching and learning and great facilities. This means that you and Waltham Forest College should be the perfect match. At Waltham Forest College we strive to provide high quality, stimulating teaching in an environment which is safe, supportive and enjoyable. We know that for some people, regardless of age, starting at a college after being at school or away from education for a while can be a concern. There is no reason for this to be a barrier from attending Waltham Forest College. Our staff are known to be friendly and welcoming and we have a range of support services, including guidance, counselling and careers and most full-time students will have a Personal Tutor. We have developed a wide-range of strong links with employers, community organisations, training partners and many other groups so as to seek to provide an appropriate course offer. One of our main goals continues to be the creation of a sense of community through recognising, welcoming and celebrating the huge diversity of the people who live in our area and come to the College to learn and to work. Every year hundreds of students go on to higher education and university and many thousands go on to great success in their work and careers. By choosing and attending Waltham Forest College you have every chance of becoming one of our future success stories. We will do what we can to make your time at Waltham Forest College enjoyable and worthwhile so that you can make the most of your time in moving on, moving up and preparing for the future. You are invited to contact the Student Services Team if you would like to discuss the range of courses available to you before making an application. Waltham Forest College has a long history of providing education and training opportunities for many thousands of students. I hope that you will want to be part of our future and join us in 2009/10. I very much hope that, having looked at what is on offer at Waltham Forest College, you will want to make an application. You will be very welcome.

Robin Jones
Principal

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Contents
A few pointers to get you started

Which direction is right for you?
International students Your support The right course? Creative Industries Art, Fashion, Design, Performing Arts and Multimedia Business Industries Business, Management and Accounting Care Industries Care and Health – Community, Child and Health Care Catering Industries Catering, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Computing Industries Computing and Information Communications Technologies (ICT) Engineering Industries Engineering and Automotive Engineering ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) EFL English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Hairdressing and Beauty Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Therapy Industries Life and Work Skills Life and Work Skills Painting Industries Painting and Decorating Progression Pathways Progression Pathways Public Services Public Services Sports Industries Sports Studies How to apply How to find the College Open Days/Evenings and Enrolment Events 9 11 15 17 25 29 33 37 41 47 49 51 55 59 61 63 65 69 71 73

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A world awaits...
At Waltham Forest College we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way. From choosing your course and making your application, during your time here, and to providing guidance for your onward journey when you complete your studies, our Student Services Centre is on hand with a wealth of resources to support you.
Nurse? IT Manager? Painter/ decorator? Caterer?

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Make your mark
Where will your path lead?

Engineer?

Business Person?

Film Director? Auto Engineer? Beauty Therapist? Graphic Designer? Care Worker? Accountant?

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A rich experience...
If you’re looking for a great place to study, then Waltham Forest College is the place to be! Come and enjoy the complete experience, you’ll find fantastic learning opportunities coupled with a host of leisure and recreational activities.
Relax and Socialise
Relax between classes and socialise with friends! At Waltham Forest College you can enjoy a range of recreational activities across the campus. 12 - 2pm; and at Lockwood and Priestley Way you can visit Café When it’s time to top up your energy Lockwood for light refreshments throughout the day. Meanwhile Café levels, we offer a choice of places Horizon is near the William Morris where you can eat, drink and take Gallery in Lloyd Park; both Café a breather. Horizon and Café Lockwood train Tuck in at the main student cafeteria: catering students with additional it offers a range of hot and cold food learning needs and disabilities. and drink throughout the week and is open Monday to Friday 8am - 3pm.

Eat, Drink and Take a Breather

Get Involved
The Students’ Union is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS) and offers a range of benefits – from representation to organising sporting and social events with neighbouring colleges. You can get as involved as you like – and can even stand to become an officer in the annual Union elections. All students automatically become members of the Union and can buy into the NUS Extra card which offers a range of discounts and benefits in a number of high street retailers, entertainment and food outlets across the country.

You can also enjoy a meal in the Mallinson Restaurant. The pricing is competitive, and our own catering and hospitality students will make sure you receive excellent service. To book a table for Thursday or Friday lunchtime or for a Wednesday or Thursday evening at the Mallinson Restaurant, call 020 8501 8200, or email mallinson.restaurant@waltham.ac.uk Drop in to The Forest Café for light lunches and snacks on a Monday to Friday between 9.30 - 11.30am and

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The place for you
Rich experiences and opportunities await...

YMCA just across Forest Road, giving access to a free induction and We even have a shop where you can to the gym and weight-training room. Our links with Middlesex buy your meat at the College! Smithfields, which is linked to the old University mean you can also use Smithfield College and meat market, their sports and leisure facilities throughout north and east London – not only serves the needs of our including a sports dome, sports catering courses, restaurants and halls, Astroturf pitches, cafeteria, but it’s also open on gymnasiums, swimming pools Thursdays from 12 noon to 2pm and outdoor pitches. during term time to students, staff and the public.

Smithfields Shop

Uplands House
Uplands House is a vibrant and thriving Centre of Learning in the heart of the community on Blackhorse Lane. Open 45 weeks of the year including Saturdays (subject to course offer), Uplands House offers courses in ESOL, Hair and Beauty, Care and ICT. A conference facility is also available for hire by business and community groups, seating up to 50 delegates.

Hair and Beauty Academies Sports Opportunities
There’s a great range of sporting opportunities on offer at Waltham Forest College: from badminton to martial arts, and from aerobics to self-defence classes, we have something for everyone. You can join sports teams, use nearby training facilities such as the Waltham Forest Pool and Track and try out for the successful College football teams. Students also automatically qualify for discounted membership to the For relaxation and pampering, look no further than our Hair and Beauty Academies at the Forest Road and Uplands House sites. These salons provide students with first-class training and valuable work experience and staff, students and members of the public can enjoy treatments performed by the next generation of stylists and therapists. To make an appointment call 020 8501 8212 (Forest Road) 020 8501 8407 (Uplands House).

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Hello, so where are
Waltham Forest College is a regional, and for some international provider of vocational education and training. These graphs illustrate the fact that, whilst many students are Waltham Forest residents, hundreds come from the surrounding boroughs, counties and further afield. You will see from the maps on pages 71 and 72 that Waltham Forest College is close to Walthamstow Central Station and other stations and is extremely well located for a large number of bus routes. This is why students from across London and beyond make Waltham Forest College their first choice for education and training.
Top 5 boroughs for students aged 16-18
Waltham Forest Haringey Hackney Redbridge Enfield Other

Top 5 boroughs for students under 16

Waltham Forest

Haringey

Newham

Redbridge

Enfield

Other

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Friends from all corners

you from?
Top 5 boroughs for students aged 19+
Waltham Forest Haringey Newham Redbridge Essex Other

Student numbers by age and borough

Waltham Forest

Haringey

Hackney

Redbridge

Enfield

Other

Newham

Essex

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International
students
Waltham Forest College has been welcoming international students for many years. Students come from all over the world to study English as a Foreign Language, University Preparation Course or English Plus Vocational Courses. Students may also select one of the appropriate vocational courses which are indicated by the symbol. Most courses combine different options, and may include work experience or work specific projects. The International department is a member of English UK and is accredited by the British Council which gave points of excellence to the learning atmosphere and pastoral care following its last inspection.
Which Course for you?
Courses lead to UK qualifications, up to and including the Higher National Diploma. If your level of English is not high enough, we can provide you with an EFL Plus course. Some of our vocational qualifications are accepted for entry to Degree and Higher National Diploma courses. By working closely with other colleges and universities in the UK, we can also offer seamless progression routes into higher education. • • • • • • Access to Business Management Access to Health Studies Access to Law Access to Accountancy Access to Computing and ICT Access to Social Work and Community Work • Access to Science. For further information relating to Access courses please refer to the Part-time guide and contact the International Office. • • • • Accommodation Visa Extensions Opening a bank account Registration with a doctor or dentist • Application to university • General advice on living in the UK.

How to apply
In this prospectus you will find the most popular courses suitable for international students indicated by the symbol. If you have any further questions, please contact the International Office on 0044 20 8501 8091, or e-mail international@waltham.ac.uk or visit the International page on www.waltham.ac.uk.

Here to help you.

Staff at Waltham Forest College are very aware of the issues and initial problems you may experience away from home, in a different country International students can and culture. The International Office and other specialist staff will be able also apply for any Access to help you with: course, such as:

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The world wide appeal of Waltham Forest College

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Support
A wealth of resources to support you...

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Your support...
Student Services
As well as help with your application and advice about the courses, we offer: • • • • • • • • Careers guidance Financial support and advice Welfare and benefits advice Referral to specialist advice for students with disabilities/specific learning difficulties Fee assessment for all courses and examinations Concessionary (reduced) fee advice College ID card Connexions service. For further advice and information please contact us at: Student Services, Waltham Forest College, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4JB Tel: 020 8501 8501 or email info@waltham.ac.uk We are open all year round, except public holidays and the Christmas period: Monday - Thursday 9am 8pm, Friday 9am - 4.45pm.

At Waltham Forest College we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way. From choosing your course and making your application, during your time here, and with guidance for your onward journey when you complete your studies, our Student Services Centre is on hand with a wealth of resources to support you.

The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
The EMA is the main education grant for students aged 16 -18. The allowance is means tested, based on your parents’ income, and can provide up to £30 per week, plus several bonuses. To receive an EMA, you will need to be aged 16 -18 and studying at least 12 hours per week.

And for enrolled full-time students: • Job search and application advice • Higher education application guidance • Counselling on personal issues.

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Support
Guiding your onward journey

You must also either be an EU national and have been resident in the UK for the last three years, or have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. You can apply for an EMA even before you start your course, by calling 0800 121 8989 or visit www.direct.gov.uk/ema for information and an application pack, or by collecting a pack from your school or college.

Childcare
We offer childcare in our Forest Road and Uplands House Nurseries, which received an outstanding grade for ’Enjoying and Achieving’ in our most recent OFSTED inspection.

Care to Learn (C2L)
If you are aged 16-18 and need financial support with childcare costs, you can receive a substantial grant from Care to Learn. Contact them on 0845 600 2809.

Student Health
We can give advice on where to obtain help with a range of additional medical issues such as consulting and registering with a doctor.

Learner Support Fund (LSF)
If you are not eligible for an EMA, or you have exceptionally high costs (e.g. childcare or course related trips), you may be able to apply for help from the Learner Support Fund. For application details and opening times, please check with Student Services or the Student Finance Office 020 8501 8115/8330.

Support with your learning
Life in a new environment can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’ve developed an induction process to ease you in and show you the ropes. We’ll introduce you to your course and all the learning support services, and you’ll get a College Student Planner (The Guide), containing vital information about every aspect of student life at Waltham Forest College. All full-time students are also assigned a personal tutor from day one, who will meet with you regularly to support and encourage you, to help with your progress. We believe such support is an essential part of your studies.

Adult Learning Grant (ALG)
If you are over 19 and going back to college to study full-time for your first Level 2 or first Level 3 qualification, the Adult Learning Grant (ALG) could pay you up to £30 per week. It may help with concerns about money, letting you focus on your studies and where you want to be in life. ALG is there to help out with costs like travel, books or specialist equipment. Whether you qualify and how much you get, depends upon your income. To discuss this in more detail contact Student Services or the Student Finance Office 020 8501 8115/8330.

The Forest Road nursery offers places for children aged between 21⁄2 to 5 years old. This is available for children of students attending courses at Waltham Forest College. The Uplands House nursery offers places for children aged between 2 to 5 years old. It is open to children from the community, staff and students attending courses at Waltham Forest College. Please contact the Nursery Manager on 020 8501 8262 or 020 8501 8407 for more information. We welcome applications from all members of the community.

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2Learn Centre
Our 2Learn Centre is packed with resources to help you, including: • • • • • • • • • • • • A suite of networked computers Internet access and email facilities Digital cameras Dictaphones Specialist support equipment, laptops, hearing loops, Braille printer and screen magnifier A wide selection of books Audio and video tapes Magazines and newspapers Colour scanning CD editing facilities Handouts and leaflets Photocopying facilities.

meet your own particular needs. The emphasis is on working at your own pace, developing both your confidence and your ability to learn independently. The aim of this support is to increase your chances of success on your course. The Centre offers numerous resources, both paper and computer-based.

Media Resources
There’s an excellent selection of media facilities available for students’ use including audio-visual equipment, an audio recording studio, editing suite, colour photocopying, photographic equipment and a darkroom.

Learning support is always available, with specialist staff to help develop your information and research skills.

In the Community
We’re frequently out and about in the community, at schools, job fairs, conventions, events such as the Waltham Forest Jobs and Training Fair and many others, spreading the word about all that we have to offer at Waltham Forest College. Our Community Liaison Team is available to come to secondary schools throughout the year, on open days, events, Year 11 open evenings and career days. If you’d like us to come to you, please contact the Community Liaison Team at: marketing@waltham.ac.uk or call us on 020 8501 8182.

We are committed to making sure you are on the right course - one which reflects your interests, develops your skills and knowledge, and gives you the qualifications you need to progress to another further or higher education course, or into employment. Your commitment is to work with us to achieve your goals by attending regularly and on time, participating fully and working hard. We’ll give you: • Support with your studies • Teaching which meets your individual needs • Facilities which are sufficient for your course and your individual needs. And we’ll tell you what you can expect: • When you finish your studies • If you’re a parent/carer or guardian of a student under 18 • If you’re an employer or community organisation. In return, we’ll give you a copy of our Charter when you arrive to study at the College.

English and Maths Learning Centre (EMLC)
The EMLC assists students needing extra support in a friendly and welcoming environment. Specialist staff are on hand to help you improve your English Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Study Skills, as well as Key Skills. Staff can also help with the planning and producing of assignments as well as completing forms, writing applications and producing your CV. Staff will work with you on a personal programme designed to

Our Charter
Our Charter sets out the partnership you enter into with the College when you become a student. It tells you what you can expect from us and it explains the commitment we expect from you to make a success of your time here.

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Support
Getting things right

Complaints
If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, please contact the Head of Student Services in the Student Services Centre.

People with Disabilities
The College welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities are treated fairly. Reasonable adjustments to provision will be made to ensure that people with disabilities are not substantially disadvantaged. A range of support services is available to meet specific needs and nearly all of the College is accessible for people with mobility disabilities. Improvements continue to be made. If you would like more information, please contact 020 8501 8050.

sharing with such organisations as the Learning & Skills Council (LSC) which is responsible to the Government for the funding and planning of education and training for young people and adults in England. The LSC is registered under the Data Protection Act. Please note that at no time will your personal information be passed to organisations for marketing or sales purposes. If you have any questions relating to the use of your data please contact the Admissions & Enrolment Team at the College.

Child Protection Equal Opportunities
At Waltham Forest College we celebrate diversity and will challenge discrimination and harassment. Diversity enriches the College environment, and we welcome staff and students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. It’s only when everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and to share their talents – regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality, age and disability – that they, and the College, can reach their full potential. We have comprehensive procedures on the protection of young people who are under 18, and work closely with police, local authorities and other agencies as appropriate. All College staff are also advised of their obligations. The WFC Child Protection Manager is the Director of Young People's Learning who can be contacted on 020 8501 8203. If you’d like to find out more about protection issues, or would like an informal chat about any concerns which you might have, please contact the College Student Services Centre on 020 8501 8113.

Vocational and Specialist Qualifications
The College concentrates on offering vocational and specialist qualifications. The table on page 15 gives a general guide to the level of each qualification and where it can lead. Courses at different levels have different entry requirements. Generally, if you’re applying for a Level 3 course, you should have achieved either GNVQ Intermediate, or BTEC First Diploma, or 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or an equivalent. If you’re applying for a Level 2 course, you should normally have achieved either GNVQ Foundation, or 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above, or an equivalent. Level 1 and Entry Level courses have no standard entry requirements. For specific entry requirements see the relevant course description in the Courses section. For general requirements go to the ‘Information’ section later in this Guide.

Social Inclusion
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and need support for a mainstream course, we can provide additional help. This may include support in class or in individual sessions, and signers, communicators or support staff may be provided where necessary.

Data Protection
The College will treat your personal data with appropriate sensitivity and with regard to the provisions of the Data Protection Act. The application and enrolment form includes further information on the use of your data including the arrangements for

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The right course?
You can gain a variety of qualifications and awards through our courses. Choosing the right course for you can be difficult, so we’ve outlined below what each qualification means and where it can lead.
Level Entry 1 2 3 4 5 Academic route GCSE (D-G) GCSE (A-C) A Level including AS and A2 awards Credits towards university degrees HNC / HND / Foundation Degree Professional Qualifications Vocational route Basic Skills/Life Skills GNVQ Foundation GNVQ Intermediate BTEC First Diploma Intermediate BTEC First Diploma BTEC National Diploma / Certificate / Award Professional Qualifications

Occupational

NVQ Level 1

NVQ Level 2

NVQ Level 3

NVQ Level 4

NVQ Level 5

OCN Credits

OCN Entry Level

OCN Level 1

OCN Level 2

Access to HE Courses / OCN Level 3

OCN Level 4

BTEC Nationals
BTEC Nationals are specialist vocational qualifications valued by the relevant industry sector and in higher education. There are three qualifications available: • BTEC National Award 6 units • BTEC National Certificate 12 units • BTEC National Diploma 18 units.

General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ)
We offer these courses at two levels, Intermediate and Foundation. They are based on continuous and practical assessment and offer a direct route into employment or further study.

GCSE
This is the standard academic qualification taken by school leavers.

BTEC First Diploma
These qualifications follow a range of specialist study at Intermediate Level and are achieved by both continuous assessment and examination.

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The right course?
A variety of qualifications

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
These qualifications are designed by employers, for work-based students, to measure and accredit their competence to do a particular job. They are achieved by continuous assessment in a working environment and are offered at a range of levels.

Higher Education
BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Certificates (HNCs) and Foundation degrees are Level 4 qualifications with a vocational emphasis. We also offer higher level professional qualifications at Levels 4 and 5.

Enrichment Programme
College is so much more than just a place to study. While working hard is important so too is meeting new people, exploring new interests and widening horizons. To help you do just that, there’s a host of extra activities to get involved with. Some are College-wide, others are specific to your course; some are serious and others are just for fun. Either way, they are a chance to develop yourself personally, learn from being with other people, and add to your CV for the next stage in your education or career. Activities include visits out of College, work placements, sport, residentials, special projects, and College shows and exhibitions, depending on your course.

University Progression Links
Many students come to Waltham Forest College as a stepping-stone to further study at university. We can help you gain recognised qualifications and as a partner college of Middlesex University, we work together to deliver courses. We also have links with other universities. On many courses our students are offered more favourable entry requirements for university places.

Open College Network (OCN) Credits
The Open College Network offers credits on a wide range of programmes from Entry Level to Level 3. These can be accumulated towards a qualification.

Other Vocational or Technical Qualifications and Awards
There is a wide range of specialist qualifications offered by awarding bodies such as RSA and City & Guilds, which can be taken on their own or in combination with other courses of study.

The Key Skills Qualification
These will help to support your main programme of study, as well as giving you additional national qualifications. They also carry UCAS points, improve your chances of going to university and help you gain employment. The Key Skills qualifications are assessed internally (you will produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating the application of the Key Skills) and externally by tests.

Access to Higher Education Courses
These are one-year courses aimed specifically at those aged 19 and over who are returning to study. They prepare you for entry to university to study for a degree and other higher education courses. There are a range of opportunities for students aged under 19, but if you think that an Access course is right for you contact the College to discuss the options.

Additional Qualifications
There may be additional qualifications which you can take but these change from year to year depending on demand. Please ask your tutor what is on offer.

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If you’re interested in a career in Art, Fashion, Design, Performing Arts or Multimedia, we have the range of courses, facilities and specialist staff to help you get there and a record of achievement which has seen many of our students go on to national and international success in their field. Many of our students are regularly involved in exhibitions, shows, presentations and many other high profile and prestigious events. Depending on the course you study there may be some additional costs for equipment, materials, visits, exhibitions and project work. We advise you to check these with your tutor when you enrol.

Creative Industries
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Creative
Art, Fashion, Design, Performing Arts and Multimedia

General Pathway plus Art and Design
1 year Entry to Level 2

What you will study
Visual Language and Presentation, Influences on Art and Design, Practical Art and Design Skills, Communication Skills, Numeracy, Information Technology (IT), Career Development and Portfolio Management, Improving your own Performance and Progression Routes. You’ll receive support and guidance throughout the year, helping you to progress on to the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies.

Fashion and Clothing Pathway
1 year Level 1

Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at younger learners, who lack formal qualifications and wish to explore career possibilities in this and related areas.

Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at younger learners who wish to gain skills and knowledge required for the Fashion industry, gain a formal qualification and practical experience, prepare for an application for entry to further study or employment.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Portfolio of work.

Entry requirements Where it can take you
Interview and assessment. BTEC First Diploma in the areas of Art and Design or Media or Fashion.

What you will study
Pattern Cutting, Garment Making, Textiles, Fashion Design, Information Technology (IT), Citizenship, Numeracy and Literacy. You will be assessed throughout your course and will have the chance to take part in the end of year Fashion Show. You will receive support and guidance throughout the year, helping you to progress onto the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies.

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Where it can take you
Courses such as BTEC First and National Diplomas are currently available in the areas of Fashion, Clothing and Design or employment.

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Multimedia and Journalism Pathway
3.5 days a week for 19 weeks Level 1

Media Pathway
1 year Entry to Level 2

The Complete Music Industry Pathway
4 days a week for 19 weeks Entry to Level 2

Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at younger learners who lack formal qualifications and who have an interest in multimedia (video, photography, design) and who want to find out more about journalism through writing, designing and editing a magazine for young people. Students will build confidence and contacts, gain a formal qualification and practical experience.

Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at younger learners who lack formal qualifications and have an interest in the Media industry, and wish to explore career possibilities in this and related areas.

Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at younger learners who lack formal qualifications and who have an interest in finding out how the music industry works through putting on a showcase event for local young talent and by learning how to produce and record their own music using a professional recording studio. Students will build confidence and contacts, gain a formal qualification and practical experience.

Entry requirements
Interview and assessment.

Entry requirements

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Entry requirements
Interview and assessment. Interview and assessment.

What you will study What you will study
Journalism, The Magazine Context, Magazine Production, Reviewing, Advertising, Sales, Marketing and Budget, Photographic Journalism, Introduction to Photography, Darkroom Skills, Video Production, English, Numeracy, Information Technology (IT), Citizenship. You will receive support and guidance throughout the course, helping you to progress on to the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies. Event promotion, Press, Publicity and Sponsorship, Song Writing and Production, Music Technology, Literacy, Numeracy, Information Technology (IT), Citizenship. You will receive support and guidance throughout the course, helping you to progress on to the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies.

What you will study
You’ll be introduced to: Animation, Computer Games, Storyboarding, Story Telling and the Production of Film, Video and Webpage Design, Communication Skills, Numeracy and Social Impact of Media. You will receive support and guidance throughout the year, helping you progress onto the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies.

Where it can take you
A higher level course in related studies or employment.

Where it can take you
A higher level course in related studies or employment.

Where it can take you
Courses such as BTEC First and National Diplomas are currently available, in the areas of Media, Art and Design, Business and Information Technology (IT) or employment.

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Creative
Art, Fashion, Design, Performing Arts and Multimedia

Music Production and Business Pathway
4 days a week for 19 weeks Level 1

Performance Arts Pathway
1 year Level 1

What you will study
You will study: Dance, Drama, Vocals, Stage Production, Literacy and Numeracy, Information Technology (IT), Personal Development and Citizenship. You will receive support and guidance throughout the course, helping you to progress on to the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies. You will take part in three public performances.

Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at younger learners who lack formal qualifications and who have an interest in finding out how the music industry works through producing and recording their own music using a professional recording studio. Students will learn about the business side of releasing a record, build confidence and contacts, gain a formal qualification and practical experience.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at younger learners who wish to gain the skills and knowledge required for the Performing Arts industry, gain a formal qualification and practical experience, prepare for an application for entry to further study Where it can take you or employment.

Entry requirements
Interview, assessment and audition.

Courses such as BTEC First and National Diplomas are currently available in the areas of Performing Arts or employment.

Entry requirements
Interview and assessment.

What you will study
Studio Skills, Sampling, Mixing, Recording Artists, Song Writing, Literacy, Information Technology (IT), Music Business, Contracts and Record Labels. You will receive support and guidance throughout the course, helping you to progress on to the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies.

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Where it can take you
A higher level course in related studies or employment.

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Art, Fashion, Design, Performing Arts and Multimedia

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BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design
1 year Level 2

BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design
2 years Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design
1 year (Pre-Degree Level - Level 3)

Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to study general Art and Design, and wants to apply for a higher level of study.

Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants a career in Art and Design, and wants to apply for a Higher National Diploma (HND) or degree within this area.

Who is this course for?
This is an intensive full-time course designed for anyone who wants to apply for a degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Art and Design.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Art and Design Pathway at Level 1 • Foundation qualification with at least 1 merit, 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above • Portfolio of work.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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What you will study
Visual Language and Presentation, Influences in Art and Design, Practical Art and Design Skills, Professional Practice in Art and Design. You will receive support and guidance throughout the course, helping you to progress on to the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies.

Where it can take you
BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design.

• Interview and assessment • Interview and assessment • BTEC First Diploma, or 4 GCSEs at • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) or Grade C or above or an equivalent Pre-Foundation Diploma or OCN qualification or equivalent or Portfolio • Portfolio of work. Preparation • You must be at least 18 years old What you will study by the end of the first term • Portfolio of work. Visual Studies, Drawing and Painting, Two-Dimensional Design, Graphic What you will study Design, Illustration, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Package Design and 2 and 3-Dimensional subjects such Print Making, Three-Dimensional as: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Print Design, Product Design, Model Making, Ceramics, 3-D Design, Making, Digital Photography Product Design, Surface Pattern Theory and Practice, Design and Design, Digital Photography, Graphic Surface Pattern, Information Design, Illustration, History of Art and Technology (IT). Design, Contextual Studies, Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Where it can take you Drawing is central to the course, and you’ll keep drawings and notebooks. HNC/HND, degree courses or There are residential trips, which may employment. include a visit to a European city, plus regular visits to galleries, museums and other places of interest, which may incur additional costs. You may also take part in projects within the community. You will specialise in one area and compile a portfolio of your work. This course can be studied part-time for 1 year.

Where it can take you
HND/HNC, FDA, degree courses in Art and Design or employment.

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Art, Fashion, Design, Performing Arts and Multimedia

BTEC First Diploma in Design (Fashion & Textiles)
1 year Level 2

BTEC National Diploma in Fashion and Clothing
2 years Level 3

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Fashion
2 years Level 5 (UCAS Code: 032E)

Who is this course for?

Who is this course for?

Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants to develop their specialist expertise in Fashion Design and Production to further their career in the industry, or to progress to a degree level course.

Anyone who wants to study Fashion Anyone who wants a career in and Textiles, and wants to apply for a Fashion Design and Clothing and higher level of study. wants to apply for a Higher National Diploma (HND) or degree within Entry requirements this area. • Interview and assessment • Fashion and Clothing Pathway at Level 1 • Foundation qualification with at least 1 merit, 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above • Portfolio of work.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • BTEC First Diploma, GNVQ Intermediate, or 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification • Portfolio of work.

Entry requirements
• Interview • Portfolio of work • HNC or BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, or 2 A Levels, or AVCE Single Award in an appropriate subject • Applications are welcomed from mature students without traditional qualifications, but with the experience and determination to succeed.

What you will study What you will study
Visual Language and Presentation, Influences in Art and Design, Professional Practice, Fashion Design and Textiles. Design, Visual Studies, Garment Manufacture and Production, Business Studies, Historical and Contextual Studies. There may also be a chance to travel abroad to experience fashion and textile shows and exhibitions.

What you will study
Fashion Design, Business Studies, Clothing Production, Surface Pattern, Textiles, Competition Work. There will also be chance to travel abroad to experience fashion and textile shows and exhibitions.

Where it can take you
BTEC National Diploma in Fashion.

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Where it can take you
HNC/HND, FDA, degree courses or employment.

Where it can take you
Degree or employment.

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Art, Fashion, Design, Performing Arts and Multimedia

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BTEC National Diploma in Media (E-Media)
2 years Level 3

BTEC First Diploma in Media
1 year Level 1

BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts
1 year Level 2

Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants a career in the Media, particularly in multimedia practices such as Animation, Web Design and Digital Graphics, and wants to apply for a Higher National Diploma (HND) or degree within this area.

Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants to study Media, and wants to apply for a higher level of study.

Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants to study Performing Arts, and wants to apply for a higher level of study.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Media Pathway at Level 1 • Foundation qualification with at least 1 merit, 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above • Portfolio of work.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Performing Arts Pathway at Level 1 • Foundation qualification with at least 1 merit, 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above.

Entry requirements
• Interview • BTEC First Diploma, GNVQ Intermediate, or 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification • Examples of work.

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What you will study
Understanding Media, Research for Media Production and Media Skills Development. Specialist units may include Video Production, Audio Production, Print Production, Advertising Production, Multimedia Production, Photography Techniques, Animation Techniques, Writing for the Media and Web Authoring.

What you will study
Performing Arts Production Process, The Performing Arts Business, Singing, Dancing, Acting and Stage Craft.You will be assessed throughout your course and will have a chance to take part in a number of performances including the end of year show.

What you will study
Professional Practice in the Media Industry, Production Management, Multimedia Practices, Digital Graphics, Animating Images, Animation Production, Digital Writing, Digital Imaging, Web Graphics, Authoring and Animation, 3-D Modelling, Animation and Environments. During this course you will have the opportunity to use industry standard software.

Where it can take you Where it can take you
BTEC National Diploma in Media. BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts.

Where it can take you
HNC/HND, FDA, degree courses or employment.

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If you’re aiming for a career in Business, Management, Accounting or Law, we have a range of courses to give the practical and professional knowledge you need to succeed in this highly competitive world. Our courses allow you to study for a work-related qualification, and provide a sound understanding of the vocational area. You’ll progress to a career in business or a related environment or, from Level 3 or 4, to higher education.

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Business
Business, Management and Accounting

Foundation Business & ICT OCR National Certificate in Business & ICT
Level 1

Intermediate Business OCR National Certificate in Business
Level 2

AAT Fast Track Accounting (the first 2 AAT Levels)
1 year Level 2 and 3

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to develop their ICT skills which can be used at home, in industry and in commerce. This course has been developed to provide learners with an introduction to the skills, knowledge and understanding required to prepare for work in the business and ICT sector. Learners will also be able to develop their personal skills in areas such as team working, career planning, communication and problem solving. You will be able to carry out a range of tasks that have been designed to recognise your achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the workplace.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to study business. This course will appeal to you if you want a broad based introduction to how businesses work. You’ll develop specific skills which are relevant to home, industry and commerce, and that equip you for a variety of career options. This qualification is aimed at young people aged 16-19 who are seeking a career in business or wish to progress to advanced courses and eventually to higher education.

Who is this course for?
Anyone looking for a career in accounting or a finance-related field. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) offers well established and respected professional qualifications in accounts. This course gives you the chance to achieve the first 2 of the 3 Levels of the AAT accounting qualification in one year.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements
Interview and assessment.

• Mature students are welcome to apply without formal • Interview and assessment qualifications. You’ll be expected • Foundation Level 1 qualification or to demonstrate some Maths and 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above, or Literacy skills at interview successful completion of OCN • School leavers holding at least 4 Credit Framework pathway at an GCSEs at Grade C or above, appropriate level. including Maths and English, will be considered, subject to What you will study interview. A range of units including What you will study Investigating business, Enterprise and Operations, Working with people Financial Accounting, Cost in business and E-business. Accounting, Information Technology (IT) Skills for Accounting, Business Where it can take you Administration. Level 3 OCR National in ICT Diploma. Where it can take you The final level of the AAT qualification or employment in a finance-related occupation.

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What you will study
Units include a range of ICT and Business topics.

Where it can take you
Progression onto Level 2 courses, such as Business or ICT.

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Business, Management and Accounting

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Advanced Business OCR National Diploma in Business
2 years / Level 3

Higher National Diploma in Business Management (with Middlesex University)
2 years Level 4 (UCAS Code: 21NN)

What you will study
This is a wide-ranging course designed to equip you with the upto-date skills and knowledge required to develop an influential career in business, management and related areas. There are core modules including Business Environment, Introduction to Internet and E-Business, Organisations and Behaviour, together with option units such as Financial Management and Management Accounting available on the Management Pathway.

Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants the opportunity to study elements of the business world. While it’s not essential that you’ve previously studied business, you’ll get most benefit from the course if you have an active interest. This qualification is aimed at young people aged 16-19 who are seeking a career in Business or wish to progress to higher education. The course runs for two years. Students will complete 12 units for the Diploma (equivalent to 2 ‘A’ levels) which will attract UCAS points for university entry.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to gain higher level skills, knowledge and understanding needed for success in the business world.

Entry requirements
• Normally 1 A Level pass, AVCE Single Award BTEC National Diploma or equivalent in an appropriate subject. Maths and English at GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent are also advisable for long-term progression • Applications are encouraged from mature students without traditional qualifications, but with the experience and determination to succeed.

Where it can take you
Top up degree or employment.

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Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Intermediate level 2 qualification (Merit) or at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, ideally including Maths and English.

What you will study
A range of units, including in the first year: Investigating Business; Customer Service; Marketing for Business and E-Business. Year two units will be a selection from: Working in International business; Career Planning for business; E-marketing; Strategic Management; Recruitment and Selection; Training and Development; Employee relations; Motivating and empowering people.

Where it can take you
Degree, HNC/HND or employment.

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If you are interested in a career working with adults and children in the community, we have a wide range of courses to suit you. You will take part in lectures, group work, role-play and project work. The courses can lead to a variety of rewarding careers and offer valuable work experience. All our fully qualified staff have experience of working in the caring professions.

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Community, Child and Health Care

OCN Care Foundation
1 year Level 1 and 2

CACHE Certificate in Preparation in Working with Children
1 year Entry Level

CACHE Foundation in Caring for Children (CFCC)
1 year Level 1

Who is this course for?
Anyone who would like to study Health and Social Care, and Early Years/Childcare.

Who is this course for?
The CACHE Entry Level Certificate in Preparation for Childcare is a fulltime one year programme nationally validated by the Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education (CACHE). It acts as an excellent start for anyone wishing to gain a basic understanding of how to be a good parent and how to care for a young child in the home.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to work in the field of childcare, and who wants a basic understanding of the subject before progressing to a higher-level course.

Entry requirements
Interview and assessment.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Good basic English.

What you will study
Units including; Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Healthy Living, Child Development, Understanding Diversity within Society, Developing Group and Teamwork, Communication Skills, Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, Understanding Nutrition, Developing Personal Confidence and Self Awareness.

What you will study Entry requirements
You do not need to have any qualifications to do this certificate. Human Growth and Development, Personal Development, Play and Practical Activities, Food and Nutrition, Health and Safety Practices, Care of Children and Basic Skills in English and Maths. You will gain work experience on placements in child care settings.

What you will study
Unit 1 - Pregnancy and the Responsible Parent. Unit 2 - Caring for Young Children 0–3 years 11 months. Unit 3 - Play and Learning in the Home 0–3 years 11 months. Each unit has 3 tasks. You will also study Basic Skills in English and Maths and you must pass all the tasks to gain the full certificate.

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Where it can take you
Specific Health and Social Care or Childcare courses.

Where it can take you
Certificate in Childcare and Education or BTEC First Diploma in Caring. You must gain an overall distinction in the course before you can progress to the next level.

Where it can take you
If you have successfully completed the CACHE Entry Level Certificate in Preparation for Childcare, you may wish to progress to the CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children, Foundation in Health and Social Care or other equivalent awards.

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Community, Child and Health Care

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CACHE Certificate in Child Care and Education (CCE)
1 year Level 2 (CRB)

CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education (DCE)
2 years Level 3 (CRB)

Edexcel BTEC First Diploma in Health & Social Care
1 year Level 2 (CRB)

Who is this course for?
Anyone seeking work as a nursery assistant. This course, validated by the Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education (CACHE), is an excellent introduction if you are looking for professional qualifications in this field.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to work as a nursery nurse with children. This course prepares you to work competently and safely to complement the role of the parent/carer, in the areas of education, day care, special schools, hospitals, in the family home, or in the voluntary sector.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to study Health and Social Care at Level 2, and ultimately work in situations such as nurseries, residential homes for the elderly, or community projects. You may require further training before employment.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • GNVQ Foundation CFCC Foundation, or 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above or OCN Care Pathway.

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• Interview and assessment Entry requirements • CACHE Foundation Award or BTEC Introductory Diploma in • Interview and assessment Health and Social Care or 3 GCSEs • GNVQ Intermediate or CCE at Grade E or above or OCN Care. or 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above.

What you will study
Physical Care and Development of the Child, Preparing for Employment with Young Children, Working with Babies of 1 Year, Working with Parents, Emotional and Social Development, Equal Opportunities, Creative Activities for Children and Key Skills. This course includes a mandatory practical placement in a childcare setting.

What you will study
Observation and Assessment, Child Development, Health and Community Care, Play, Curriculum and Learning, Work with Babies, Foundation to Caring, The Provision of Services, The Protection of Children, Working with Parents, Equal Opportunities, Preparation for Employment and Key Skills. You’ll gain work experience through mandatory placements in childcare settings.

What you will study
Values and Interpersonal Skills, Lifespan Development and Care Needs, Care Practice and Foundations, Values and Communications in Care Settings, Physical Care, Service Support, The Caring Environment, Promoting Activity, Key Skills and a placement is mandatory.

Where it can take you
Diploma in Child Care and Education (DCE) or BTEC National Certificate in Care.

Where it can take you
Diploma in Child Care and Education or Employment. You must gain an overall distinction in the course before you can progress to the next level.

Where it can take you
Higher education or employment.

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Caring
Community, Child and Health Care

Edexcel BTEC National Certificate in Health & Social Care
2 years Level 3 (CRB)

Criminal Records Check (CRB) Due to the nature of work and frequency of contact a student will have with members of the general public, the College is required to carry out a criminal record check. The results of this check will determine whether the College is able to offer the applicant a place on their chosen course of study.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to work in the fields of nursing, midwifery, social work or youth work and/or who wishes to progress to higher education.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • GNVQ Intermediate or CCE or 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above or BTEC First Diploma Merit or Distinction or OCN Level 2.

What you will study
Developing Effective Communication, Equality, Diversity and Rights, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, Sociological and Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care, Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care, Development through the Life Stages, Personal and Professional Development and Key Skills.

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Where it can take you
HNC/HND, NVQs, Foundation degree, degree in nursing, social work or health promotion or employment.

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If you want a career in the Service Industries we can offer a wide range of courses, with the staff and facilities to give you the best possible education in this field. Students have the opportunity to participate in off-site visits in the UK or abroad. Work experience is an integral and essential part of some courses.

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Catering
Catering, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

Catering and Hospitality Pathway
1 year Level 1

Introduction to Professional Cookery (VRQ)
2 year Level 1 and 2

BTEC First Diploma in Travel and Tourism
1 year Level 2

Who is this course for?
Young people with an interest in the Catering and Hospitality Industry who want to learn new skills in a professional catering environment. This course provides an ideal introductory level qualification to the NVQ catering vocational qualifications.

Who is this course for?
Anyone with an interest in Cooking and Food Service, who wants to work in the Hospitality industry.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work in the Travel and Tourism industry.

Entry requirements Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Progression to Level 2 is dependent on successful completion of Level 1. • Interview and assessment • GNVQ Foundation with at least 1 Merit • Travel, Hotel and Leisure Pathway at Level 1 • 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above.

Entry requirements
Interview and assessment.

What you will study
Food Preparation and Cooking, Food Service and Drink, Catering Theory, Food Hygiene. Part of the course involves preparing and serving meals for the public in the College’s fully equipped training restaurants. You’ll also be expected to study for qualifications in Food Hygiene and Health and Safety.

What you will study
Food Preparation, Hospitality, Literacy, Numeracy, Information Technology (ICT), Progression. You’ll receive support and guidance throughout the year, helping you to progress onto the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies.

What you will study
The UK Travel and Tourism Industry, UK Travel and Tourism Destinations, Customer Services in Travel and Tourism, Exploring Marketing in Travel and Tourism, Planning Visits for Travel and Tourism, European Holiday Destinations. The course includes visits to local and UK tourist attractions with the opportunity to take part in an overseas trip.

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Where it can take you
Barista Level 2, NVQ Level 3, BTEC National Certificate in Hospitality Supervision or employment.

Where it can take you
Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (VRQ).

Where it can take you
BTEC National Diploma or Advanced GCE.

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Catering, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

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Higher National Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Travel Management (with Middlesex University)
2 years Level 4 (UCAS Code: 82NN)

compulsory unit and is taken over the two years along with an extended approved work placement. Students may have the opportunity to spend this either overseas or in the UK.

Ticketing, Cabin Crew and Visitor Attractions. For an additional cost you also have the opportunity to study the Virgin Atlantic Air Fares and Ticketing courses at Levels 1 and 2 as well as the NCFE Level 2 Certificate for Airline Cabin Crew. You will also visit a number of tourist attractions and have the opportunity to participate in an overseas trip. You may also be able to gain relevant work experience. Continuous assessment and an external integrated vocational assignment contribute towards your final results.

Where it can take you Who is this course for?
Top-up degree or employment. Anyone wanting to gain higher level skills, knowledge and understanding needed for success in the Tourism and Hospitality industry.

BTEC National Diploma in Travel and Tourism
2 years Level 3

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • At least 1 A Level or an AVCE Double Award or BTEC National Diploma or equivalent in a related subject • You may apply as a mature student with a range of qualifications and experience • Maths and English at GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent are also advisable for long-term progression.

Who is this course for?

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Anyone wanting to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding Where it can take you needed to work within the Travel and Tourism industries, especially HND, degree or employment within areas which place a strong emphasis the Travel and Tourism industry. on service, for example, airline cabin crews, tour operations and retail travel.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above or BTEC First Diploma or Travel, Hotel and Leisure Studies Pathway at Level 2.

What you will study
There are five pathways; • Travel and Tourism Pathway • Hospitality Pathway • Food and Beverage Pathway • Events Management Pathway • Licensed Trade Pathway. The course is designed to equip you with the up-to-date skills and knowledge required to develop a career in tourism or hospitality related areas. There are core modules including Marketing, Customer Service, Financial Reporting, Business Decision Making, Small Business Enterprise and Operations Management. There are also optional modules relating to your chosen pathway. Industry Experience is a

What you will study
Investigating Travel and Tourism, Business of Travel and Tourism, Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services, Long Haul Travel Destinations, Customer Services in Travel and Tourism, Retail and Business Travel Operations, Cruise Sector, Tour Operations, Roles and Responsibilities of Holiday Representatives, Hospitality Operations in Travel and Tourism, Events, Conferences and Exhibitions, Residential Study Visit, Airfares and

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Catering, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

BTEC National Certificate in For an additional cost you also have the opportunity to study: Virgin Hospitality Supervision
2 years Level 3 Atlantic Air Fares and Ticketing courses at Levels 1 and 2, NCFE Level 2 Certificate for Airline Cabin Crew and Wines and Spirits Educational Trust Certificate. You will also visit a number of hospitality outlets and have the opportunity to participate in an overseas trip. You have two periods of work experience in the Hospitality industry in addition to the practical food and beverage sessions in College. Continuous assessment and an external integrated vocational assignment contribute towards your final results.

Travel, Hotel and Leisure Operations Pathway
1 year Level 1 and 2

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work within the Hospitality industries, especially areas that place a strong emphasis on service, for example, hotel management and food and beverage outlets.

Who is this course for?
Young people wanting to work in Travel, Hotel and Leisure Operations and Services. These courses provide an ideal introductory level qualification.

Entry requirements
• Level 1: Interview and assessment. • Level 2: Interview and assessment, foundation qualification, 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above.

Entry requirements

• Interview and assessment • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or Where it can take you BTEC First Diploma or Travel, Hotel and Leisure Studies Pathway HND, degree or employment with at Level 2 or NVQ Level 1 & 2 in the Hospitality industry. Food Preparation and Cooking.

What you will study
Hotel Services, Travel and Tourism, Restaurant Service, Leisure, Accommodation, Information Technology (IT), Customer Care, Communications, Personal Development, Progression, Numeracy. You will also have the opportunity to participate in organised visits at an additional cost.

What you will study
The Hospitality Industry, Health, Safety and Security, Work Based Experience, Team Leadership and Supervision, Applied Costings for Hospitality, Food and Beverage Service Operations, Accommodation Operations, Front of House Operations, Customer Care in Hospitality, Marketing for Hospitality Operations, Human Resources Conference and Banqueting Operations, Themed Event Planning.

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Level 1: BTEC First Diploma. Level 2: BTEC National in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism or Leisure Studies.

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If you want a career in computing and information communications technologies (ICT), then one of our courses will give you just the start you need. You’ll be using our excellent computer facilities and will have the guidance of staff with a wide experience of computers in industry and commerce. We can support you in your studies through our IT centre, offering computers equipped with the relevant software used in industry - ensuring that you’re kept up-to-date with the right systems and software to help you in further study or in the workplace.

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Computing
Computing and Information Communications Technologies (ICT)

Foundation ICT & Business OCR National Certifcate in ICT & Business
1 year Level 1

Intermediate ICT OCR National Certificate in ICT
1 year Level 2

Advanced ICT OCR National Diploma in ICT
2 years Level 3

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to develop their ICT and business skills which can be used at home, in industry and in commerce. This course has been developed to provide learners with an introduction to the skills, knowledge and understanding required to prepare for work in the business and ICT sector. Learners will also be able to develop their personal skills in areas such as team working, career planning, communication and problem solving. You will be able to carry out a range of tasks that have been designed to recognise your achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the workplace.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to develop their ICT skills. This course will appeal to you if you enjoy studying a subject relevant to your own life, want the opportunity to carry out practical work and enjoy finding your own answers. You’ll develop specific ICT skills which are relevant to home, industry and commerce, and which give you a variety of career options. This qualification is aimed at young people aged 16-19 who are seeking a career in ICT or wish to progress to advanced courses and eventually to higher education.

Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants the opportunity to carry out practical creative work and who enjoys problem solving. While it’s not essential that you’ve previously studied ICT, you’ll get most benefit from the course if you have an active interest. This qualification is aimed at young people aged 16-19 who are seeking a career in ICT or wish to progress to higher education. The course runs for two years. Students will complete 12 units for the Diploma (equivalent to 2 ‘A’ levels) which will attract UCAS points for university entry.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Foundation level 1 qualification or 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above, or successful completion of OCN Credit Framework pathway at an appropriate level.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Intermediate level 2 qualification (Merit) or at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, ideally including Maths and English.

Entry requirements
Interview and assessment.

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What you will study
Units include a range of ICT and Business topics.

What you will study What you will study
A range of units including ICT Skills for Business, Web Page Creation, Graphics, Multimedia, Spreadsheets, Databases. A range of units, including in the first year: Computer Games Technology, Creating a Digital Showcase, Digital Business Where it can take you Communication, Collaborative Working, Problem Solving using Level 3 OCR National in ICT Diploma. spreadsheets, Web Authoring.

Where it can take you
Progression onto Level 2 courses, such as Business or ICT.

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Year two units will be a selection from: Digital Video & Audio, Cartoon and Animation, Hosting and Managing Websites, Databases for eCommerce, Web Security and Regulations, Advanced Spreadsheets, Advanced Databases, eMarketing, Project Management, Art and Animation, Internet, past, present and future.

Higher National Diploma in Business Management & ICT – ICT Pathway (with Middlesex University)
2 years Level 4 (UCAS code: 21NN)

What you will study
This is a wide-ranging course designed to equip you with the up-to-date skills and knowledge required to develop an influential career in the ICT sector within Business, Management and related areas. There are core modules including Business Environment, Introduction to Internet and E-Business, Organisations and Behaviour, together with ICT units, such as Networking Concepts, Multimedia Design, and Authoring and Website Design.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to gain the higher level skills, knowledge and understanding needed to obtain employment in the Information Communications Technologies sector within the modern business world.

Where it can take you
Degree, HNC/HND or employment.

Entry requirements Where it can take you
• Normally 1 A-Level pass, AVCE Top up degree or employment. Single Award or equivalent in an appropriate subject • Maths and English at GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent are also advisable for long-term progression • Applications are encouraged from mature students without traditional qualifications but with the experience and determination to succeed.

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Engineering
Engineering and Automotive Engineering

Engineering Pathway
1 year Entry to Level 2

Basic Motor Vehicle Studies
1 year Entry 3 - Level 1

Intermediate Motor Vehicle Studies
1 year Level 2

Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at younger learners who lack formal qualifications, have an interest in Engineering and wish to improve their Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills by following an engineering pathway.

Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone interested in working in the Motor Industry, in developing his or her motor vehicle knowledge, and obtaining a basic level qualification.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those who have a Level 1 qualification and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification.

Entry requirements
• Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference • These qualifications cover routine tasks and require previous knowledge and/or work experience.

Entry requirements Entry requirements
Interview and assessment. Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference.

What you will study
A variety of engineering disciplines plus the core subjects of: Communication, Numeracy, Information Technology (IT), together with: Improving your own Performance, Careers Development, Portfolio Management and Progression Routes. You’ll receive support and guidance throughout the year, helping you to progress onto the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies.

What you will study

Where it can take you
BTEC First Diploma or NVQ Level 2 in a number of engineering areas or employment.

Motor Vehicle Workshop Health and What you will study Safety, Engine and Vehicle Technology, Electrical Technology, Information Chassis, Engine, Transmission and Technology (IT) and Key Skills course. Electrical and Electronic Technology and general aspects e.g. Health and Where it can take you Safety, Legal Aspects and Organisational Requirements and The next level of the Technical Basic Skills course and Key Skills, Certificate/National or employment which will equip you for the (Apprenticeship). Our Lockwood Way working world. Centre includes state-of-the-art computerised automotive diagnostic Where it can take you equipment, a hub driven dynometer, some of which are only just being The next level of Technical introduced to industry. We can provide Certificate/National or employment professional training in the latest (Apprenticeship). Automotive and Motorcycle Technologies, particularly in Electronics. To prepare for a career in the motor industry, you’ll benefit from the excellent facilities at our Priestley Way site, with the opportunity to work on a wide range of vehicles. Supportive staff, combined with upto-date equipment, mean that you’ll get a comprehensive learning programme. You can then progress to higher level courses and professional qualifications or take up employment in related industries.

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Advanced Motor Vehicle Studies
1 year Level 3

BTEC First Diploma in Engineering
1 year Level 2

BTEC National Diploma in Engineering
2 years Level 3

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those who have achieved a Level 2 qualification and wish to progress to a Level 3 qualification.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone seeking a career in the field of Mechanical/Electronic Engineering.

Who is this course for?
Anyone seeking a career in the field of Engineering - all aspects of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering are covered. This course will lead you to technician status once you gain a few years relevant experience.

Entry requirements Entry requirements
• These supervisor level qualifications cover non-routine, more complex tasks and require previous knowledge and/or work experience • Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference. • Satisfactory interview and assessment • At least 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above, in Maths, Science and English.

Entry requirements
• Satisfactory interview and assessment • BTEC First Diploma in Engineering (Average merits with either a Distinction in an Applied Science or Mathematics Unit) or 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include Science and English. Mathematics must be a Grade B or above.

What you will study
Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science, Engineering Mathematics for Technicians, Working Practices, and a range of mechanical and electronic subjects to give you a broad range of knowledge, along with Key Skills, which will equip you for the working world.

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What you will study
Advanced Chassis, Engine, Transmission and Electrical, Electronic Technology and Key Skills which will equip you for the working world.

What you will study
6 core units which include Business Systems for Technicians, Communication for Technicians, Science for Technicians, Mathematics for Technicians, plus 12 units from a wide range of areas covering Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Disciplines. This will give you a total of 18 units, equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course includes practical work in our well-equipped specialist rooms which include IT facilities. Key Skills are also studied which will equip you for the working world.

Where it can take you
Employment.

Where it can take you
BTEC National Diploma if you gain a merit overall along with either a Distinction in the Science or Mathematics Unit or suitable employment.

Where it can take you
HNC/HND, degree or employment.

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Engineering
Engineering and Automotive Engineering

Performing Engineering Operations (Leading to Engineering Apprenticeships)
1 year

Basic Motorcycle Studies
1 year Level 1

Intermediate Motorcycle Studies
1 year Level 2

Who is this course for?
This course is for trainees or apprentices in the Engineering industry. This is a practical, hands on course which provides skills in Mechanical Manufacturing, Electrical Wiring and Electronic Assembly and Testing.

Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone interested in working in the Motorcycle Industry who would like to develop his or her motorcycle knowledge and obtain a qualification.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those who have a Level 1 qualification and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification.

Entry requirements
• These qualifications cover routine tasks and require previous knowledge and/or work experience • Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference.

Entry requirements
Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference.

Entry requirements
• Satisfactory interview and assessment • At least 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above in Maths, Science and English.

What you will study
Motorcycle Workshop Health and Safety, Engine and Motorcycle Technology, Electrical Technology, Information Technology, Basic Skills course and Key Skills which will equip you for the working world.

What you will study
Motorcycle Chassis, Engine, Transmission and Electrical and Electronic Technology, General Aspects e.g. Health and Safety, Legal Aspects, Organisational Requirements and Basic Skills course.

What you will study
The basics of Engineering including Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Manufacture and Communications and Key Skills which will equip you for the working world.

Where it can take you
The next level of the Technical Certificate/National if you have a good history of attendance and achievement or employment (Apprenticeship).

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Where it can take you
The next level of the Technical Certificate/National or employment (Apprenticeship).

Where it can take you
Enhanced career opportunities.

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Advanced Motorcycle Studies
1 year Level 3

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those who have achieved a Level 2 qualification and wish to progress to a Level 3 qualification.

Entry requirements
• These superior level qualifications cover non-routine, more complex tasks and require previous knowledge and/or work experience • Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference.

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What you will study
Advanced Motorcycle Chassis, Engine Transmission and Electrical and Electronic Technology.

Where it can take you
Employment.

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We have a range of programmes for speakers of other languages of all ages who wish to improve their language skills. Our courses offer progression routes into further vocational or academic programmes or finding a good job.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
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ESOL
English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESOL New Start
1 year Entry Level - Level 1

ESOL Plus
1 year Entry 2 - Level 1

Who is this course for?
Young people whose first language isn’t English. You may have already attended a school in this country or you may have arrived recently in the UK. Attendance on the course will help you to prepare for work, mainstream course programmes or higher education.

Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants to study English and a vocational programme. You’ll be able to gain qualifications in ESOL and in the vocational subject you study.

Entry requirements
A short English test and interview to make sure your level of English is suitable for this course.

Entry requirements What you will study
There are no formal requirements. You can choose one of the following: Childcare, Engineering, Fashion, Hairdressing, Office Skills, Health and Social Care. Other options may be available.

What you will study
Communication Skills (including Computer-Assisted Language Learning - CALL), Numeracy or Mathematics, Information Technology (IT), Citizenship, Study Skills. You’ll have the opportunity to gain qualifications in ESOL and Numeracy. You may also study for GCSE Mathematics or an IT qualification, depending on your level.

Where it can take you
Continuation onto a higher level vocational course or a different mainstream course.

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A higher New Start level, another ESOL programme, Access to University programmes or a mainstream course.

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If you are an overseas student and wish to study English in the UK on a student visitor visa, we offer a range of courses at different levels. These can also include courses in vocational subjects.

English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
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EFL
English as a Foreign Language

English Language General English and Specialist Options
Termly enrolment All levels

English as a Foreign Language Plus
Termly enrolment

University Preparation Course
1 year

Who is this course for?
This course is for International students on a student visa. We have classes at all levels from Beginners to Advanced, but do not necessarily offer all levels every term. The General English course is full-time for 16 hours a week. Classes take place Monday to Friday and there is also a one hour tutorial.

Who is this course for?
This course is designed for overseas students who wish to study English and a vocational subject. This full-time programme involves 21 hours of study per week. The English and Vocational hours will depend on the course and the student’s level.

Who is this course for?
Students who intend to go to university in the UK or an Englishspeaking country. This course is a general university preparation course of up to 21 hours a week. Students will be provided with the skills necessary to enter university. Successful students wishing to enter university will be given help in applying for a place at a British university.

Entry requirements Entry requirements
Interview and test – to ascertain class and appropriate level. You need to have an intermediate level of English or IELTS Band 4.5 or What you will study a TOEFL score of 450. We will test on your arrival at the college. If your General English (6 hours), Options (10 level of English is not high enough hours) such as pronunciation, listening for this course you will be offered a and speaking, Commercial English and full-time English course. IELTS preparation. In addition, all fulltime students will be able to use the What you will study Language Laboratory and will have tutorials with their personal tutor. We offer English Plus courses in the following subjects: Where it can take you • Hairdressing and Beauty • Fashion You can progress to a mainstream • Art and Design and Media course at the College or a Higher • Hospitality Management Education institution in the UK or in • Travel and Tourism your own country. You will be able to • Catering take a KET, PET, FCE or CAE • Computing and ICT examination in December and/or • Business June. Or you may choose to take an • Accountancy IELTS examination at any time. • Engineering • Childcare. IELTS International English Where it can take you Language Testing System KET Key English Test Further vocational study. PET Preliminary English Test FCE First Certificate in English CAE Cambridge Advanced English CPE Cambridge Proficiency Test

Entry requirements
• Intermediate level of English • IELTS Band 5.0.

What you will study
The course is divided into four different modules: • English as a Foreign Language • Study Skills • British Culture • Subject Specialism.

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University in the UK or an English speaking country.

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If you want a career in the hairdressing or beauty therapy industries, we can offer a range of courses with the staff and facilities to give you the best possible education in this field. Our refurbished academies provide a wide range of courses in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapies and a busy service to the general public. Our students are regularly involved in hair and beauty exhibitions, National Student of the Year for Make-Up and other high-profile and prestigious events.

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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing
1 year Level 1

NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing
1 year Level 2

VTCT Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
1 year Level 2

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to train for a career in Hairdressing.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to train for a career in Hairdressing.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to train towards being a Beauty Therapist.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above.

Entry requirements
• 3 GCSEs at Grade D or above • If you have successfully completed NVQ Level 1 you can go straight onto Level 2 after an interview and assessment.

Entry requirements
• 3 GCSE’s at Grade E and above • Interview and assessment.

What you will study
Shampooing and Conditioning, Client Care, Assisting with Colouring, Perming, Relaxing, Health and Safety, Reception and Key Skills. You will spend one day a week in a salon as work experience and will also study Manicure.

What you will study
Health and Safety, Reception Duties, Make Up, Eyelash Tinting, Eyelash Perming, Eyebrow Shaping, Facial Treatments, Nail Treatments, Waxing and Key Skills.

What you will study
Shampooing and Conditioning, Client Care, Colouring, Perming, Relaxing, Cutting and Setting, Health and Safety, Stock Control, Reception and Key Skills. You will spend one day a week in a salon as work experience and you will also study cosmetic make-up.

Where it can take you
Level 3 Advanced qualification in Beauty Therapy – subject to approval.

Where it can take you
NVQ Level 2 or employment.

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NVQ Level 3 or employment.

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ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma
1 year Level 2

ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma
1 year Level 3

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to enter the field of Beauty Therapy.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to progress in the field of Beauty Therapy. This course is a continuation from the ITEC Level 2, or NVQ Level 2.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • 3 GCSEs, ideally Grade C or above, one must be in English.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Level 2 Beauty Specialist Diploma or NVQ Level 2, or ITEC Level 2.

What you will study
Manicure and Pedicure, Epilation, Make-up, Facial Treatments, Waxing, Eye Treatments, Health and Safety, Business Conduct, Awareness Studies and Key Skills.

What you will study
Body Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, Health and Safety, Nail Technology, Electrical Facial, Body Treatments, Epilation and Aromatherapy and Key Skills.

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Where it can take you
Level 3 in Beauty Specialist Diploma.

Where it can take you
BTEC HNC/HND in Salon Management/Beauty Therapy or enhanced employment opportunities or optional ITEC Level 3 in Holistic Therapies.

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We’re continuing to improve the facilities and opportunities for students with learning difficulties. Our specialised entry level pre-vocational courses can prepare individuals for independent living or progression in mainstream courses. We also offer two vocational programmes tailored to suit students who need a high level of support.

Life and Work Skills
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Life and Work Skills
Life and Work Skills

ASDAN Towards Independence
1-2 years Entry Level

ABC Entry Certificate in Life Skills
1-2 years Entry Level

ABC Skills for Working Life
1-2 years Entry Level

Who is this course for?
School leavers or young adults who need a high level of support in a small group setting or have severe to complex learning needs. Non independent travellers who require supervision outside the classroom.

Who is this course for?
School leavers or young adults who need a high level of support in a small group setting with severe to moderate learning needs.

Who is this course for?
Students with a mild learning difficulty or a disability, as a general preparation for work.

Entry requirements Entry requirements
• Interview • There are no formal entry requirements for this course. • Interview • Progression from ABC Entry Certificate in Life Skills - Entry 1 or straight from school.

Entry requirements
• Interview • There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

What you will study

What you will study
A programme designed to meet your individual needs, including: Continued support with your Literacy and Numeracy, Employability Skills, Opportunities for Work Experience, Personal and Social Education, Information Technology (IT), Health and Safety, as well as a range of vocational options including: Catering, Painting and Decorating, Carpentry.

What you will study

A programme designed to meet your individual needs including: Literacy, A programme designed to meet your Numeracy, Cooking, Self-Care, individual needs including: Cooking, Home Care and Recreational, Self-Care, Home Care, Recreational Community-Based Activities and IT. and Community-Based Activities.

Where it can take you Where it can take you
ABC Entry Certificate in Life Skills or the City and Guilds in Food Studies. ABC Skills for Working Life or the City and Guilds in Food Studies.

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• LCCI Certificate in Skills for Working Life • Supported employment • City and Guilds in Food Studies • NOCN Retail.

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Life and Work Skills
LCCI Certificate in Skills for Working Life
1-2 years Entry Level

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Who is this course for?
Students who have received support with their studies whilst at school and may have difficulties with Literacy and Numeracy, or who may be unsure as to which vocational area they would like to specialise in. The courses offer the opportunity to study a range of vocational areas and complete a twenty-day work experience programme.

You will initially spend 4 days per week in College, increasing to 5 days once work experience placements have been arranged. You will complete twenty 1-day-per-week work experience placements, as well as attending residential centres. There may also be an opportunity to take an ASDAN Award course. There is an experienced specialist teaching team, and there will be extra academic support where necessary.

Retail
1-2 years Entry & Level 1

Who is this course for?
Anyone with additional learning needs, providing you with the opportunity to study for a retail qualification, alongside work experience in a retail setting.

Entry requirements Where it can take you
Interview and assessment. A Foundation Level course in your chosen vocational area.

What you will study
Literacy and Numeracy, Customer Care, Stock Handling, Sales and Handling Money.

Entry requirements

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• Interview • There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Where it can take you What you will study
A programme designed to meet your individual needs may include: Continued support with your Literacy and Numeracy, Health and Safety, Social and Study Skills, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and a range of vocational options including: Catering, Built Environment (Painting and Decorating), Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Business Administration, Retail, Hairdressing, Care. A mainstream vocational course or employment.

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Life and Work Skills

City and Guilds in Food Studies
2 years Entry Level

Who is this course for?
Anyone with disabilities or additional learning needs, who wants to gain basic skills in Food Preparation, Cooking and Service in a workplacebased environment.

Entry requirements
Interview and assessment.

What you will study
Literacy and Numeracy, Food Preparation and Service, Basic Food Hygiene. You’ll spend two days a week on work placement at Café Horizon. The course involves some weekend and evening work during the summer.

Where it can take you
A relevant Level 1 Catering or supported employment.

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We offer a range of programmes which will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress onto another course in the college at an Intermediate or Advanced Level.

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Painting
Painting and Decorating

Foundation Level Decorative Occupations
1 year Level 1

Intermediate Level Decorative Occupations
1 year Level 2

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to update their skills or knowledge, who is in the construction industry or thinking of becoming a professional tradesperson. No previous knowledge is required as the course is designed to train you from a basic level. This course can be studied part-time.

Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to update their skills or knowledge, working in the construction industry or thinking of becoming a professional tradesperson. No previous knowledge is required as the course is designed to train you from a basic level.

Entry requirements Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Evidence of ability in Maths and English. • Interview and assessment • Evidence of ability in Maths and English GCSEs at Grade C or above preferred or successful completion of the Foundation Level Award.

What you will study
Wallpaper Techniques, Application of Different Based Paints, Preparation of Surfaces, Cleaning of Equipment, Health and Safety Procedures, Key Skills.

What you will study
Wallpaper Techniques, Application of Different Based Paints, Preparation of Surfaces, Cleaning of Equipment, Health and Safety Procedures, Skills in Maths and English, Access Equipment.

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Level 2 in Painting and Decorating.

Where it can take you
Level 3 in Painting and Decorating.

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We offer a range of programmes which will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress onto another course in the College at an Intermediate or Advanced Level.

Progression Pathways
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Progression Pathways

General Pathway Plus
These courses are aimed at younger learners and are designed to help you improve your basic skills whilst combining with a vocational subject. You’ll receive support and guidance throughout the year, helping you progress onto the right course or find a job once you have completed your studies. This is particularly useful for anyone who is unsure about which career path to follow after General Pathway.

General Pathway
1 year Entry - Level 2 The General Pathway is aimed at younger learners who want to improve their English, Numeracy, IT skills and study an academic programme. These are taught through project work and a wide variety of interesting assignments. There’s always a lot of support available to help you succeed.

Entry requirements
Interview and assessment.

What you will study
A range of different topics including: Communication, Numeracy, Information Technology (IT), Research Skills, Personal Development, Improving your own Performance, Career Development, Portfolio Management and Progression Routes.

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BTEC First Diploma, GNVQ Foundation or Intermediate or employment.

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The Public Services Courses feature a wide range of stimulating units that offer you the opportunity to progress and develop yourself. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and self development. Students will attend visits, take part in various activities with the Armed Forces and travel on an extended outdoor activities residential visit. The courses are demanding and require hard work and commitment.

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Public Services

BTEC First Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed)
1 year Level 2

BTEC National Certificate in Public Services (Uniformed)
2 years Level 3

Who is this course for?
Anyone who is considering a career in a uniformed public service or who wants to progress to the BTEC National Diploma in Public services. Public Services include the Police, Army, Navy, Security, Fire, Ambulance and Paramedic Services, Customs and Excise, the Prison Service, Rescue Service or Civilian Support.

Who is this course for?
Anyone who is considering a career in a uniformed public service, or who wants to progress to higher education. Public services include the Police, Army, Navy, Security, Fire, Ambulance and Paramedic Services, Customs and Excise, the Prison Service, Rescue Service or Civilian Support.

Entry requirements Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • GNVQ Foundation with at least 1 Merit at Level 1 • 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above. • Interview • 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or a BTEC First Diploma.

What you will study
12 units including: Team Leadership in the Uniformed Public Services, Government Policies and the Public Services, International Perspectives for the Uniformed Public Services, Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions, Crime and it’s Effects on Society, Understanding the Criminal Justice System and Police Powers, The Planning for and Management of Major Incidents. The course is based on continual assessment throughout the two years. You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as observation, written and practical work.

What you will study
6 Units including: Uniformed Public Services Employment, Public Service Skills, Citizenship, the Individual and Society, Law and it’s Impact on the Individual, Crime and it’s Effects on Society, Driving and it’s Relationship to the Public Services.

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BTEC National Certificate in Public Services (Uniformed).

Where it can take you
HNC/HND, degree or employment.

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Waltham Forest College, with our qualified Sports Team, offer a range of courses to suit individual needs. Courses over one or two years include Football and Fitness Skills, Sports Development and Coaching at levels up to BTEC National Certificate in Sports Development and Fitness.

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Sport Studies

General Pathway Plus: Football and Fitness Skills
1 year Entry to Level 2 This course is aimed at younger learners. Working alongside Football Association (FA) qualified coaches, you’ll get a great opportunity to develop your understanding and skills for a job in football and sportsrelated industries. The course will involve practical coaching sessions and team competition, both within and outside the College. You’ll use training and playing facilities at a site nearby for the practical skills elements of the course, and complete the other elements at the College.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • Football trial and fitness test.

BTEC First Diploma in Sport
1 year Level 2

What you will study
You’ll study and practice all the main skills, techniques, strategies and training and fitness methods applied to the modern game, as well as a range of topics including: Communication Skills, Numeracy, Information Technology, Career Development, Progression Routes, Improving your own Performance and Portfolio Management. You’ll receive support and guidance throughout the year to help you to move up to the next course or find the right job.

Who is this course for?
Anyone interested in working within the sports and recreation industries, using their abilities in sport to help others develop their skills. It’s also relevant if you want to move up to a higher level course, such as the BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, and then go on to university.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • 3 GCSEs at Grade D or above, or GNVQ Foundation at merit level.

Who is this course for?
Those who want to combine study with practical football skills and theory.

Where it can take you
You can progress to BTEC First Diploma in Sport or a career in the sports and leisure industry.

What you will study
How the Sports Industry is Developed and organised, Common Sporting Injuries, Fitness-Training Programmes, Diet and Nutrition, Psychological Effects of Training and Performance, Skeletal System, Major Muscle Groups, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, Sports Leadership Skills, Key Skills including Information Technology (IT), Communications, Application of Number and Wider Key Skills.

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BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or employment.

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Sports Studies
BTEC National Certificate in Sports Studies
2 years Level 3

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Who is this course for?
Anyone interested in gaining employment in areas such as PE Teaching, the Health and Fitness Industry, Sports Injuries Clinics, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Management and Coaching.

Entry requirements
• Interview and assessment • BTEC First Diploma or GNVQ Intermediate or 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above or appropriate work experience.

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What you will study
12 units, including 4 core units which everyone takes, and 8 specialist units. Sport in Society, Health and Safety in Sport, The Body in Action, Sports Massage Therapy, Fitness Testing, Principles of Sport and Coaching, The Reflective Practitioner, Sports Injuries, Ethics and Values in Sport, Performance Studies, Sports Development, Practical Sports Study (team).

Where it can take you
University or college to take a BTEC Higher National Diploma in subjects such as Sport, Sports Therapy and Sports Coaching or a degree in a Sports related subject or employment.

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How to apply...
If you think you’ve found the right course then follow the instructions below. If you’re still not sure and need further advice call Student Services or email info@waltham.ac.uk before applying.
To Apply
Fill in an application form and return it to our Admissions and Enrolment Team: • You’ll be asked to come to discuss your application with a lecturer to make sure you’re placed on an appropriate course (applicants with Records of Achievement will be asked to bring them along) • You may need to complete an assessment to make sure you’re studying at the right level • We’ll take up references as appropriate with your school and/or employer • Don’t worry if you don’t meet the entry requirements; you will be offered guidance for possible alternatives • For many courses you can enrol as soon as you’re offered a place. For some courses you’ll need your results from previous study before you can take up a place here, in which case you’ll be offered a conditional place • You’re fully enrolled when you have paid your fees (if applicable) and obtained your Student Identity Card.

Fees
Under 19 on 31 August 2009
If you’re under 19 years of age on 31 August 2009, tuition is free for most full-time courses, provided you are ordinarily a resident in the European Economic Area (which includes the UK), and have been so for three years prior to the start of the course. If you are an asylum seeker aged under 19 on 31 August 2009 you will not have to pay a tuition fee on most full-time courses in 2009/10. We’ll need evidence of your date of birth and of your residential status in the UK/European Union. Please contact the Admissions and Enrolment Team on 020 8501 8108 for further details.

The Admissions & Enrolment Team on 020 8501 8108 will provide further details if you need any clarification of your fee status. Please do not be put off applying if you do not think you can afford the fees. The College may be able to offer some support.

Concessionary (reduced) Fees
Concessionary (reduced) fees apply to most full-time and part-time courses, but please note that full-time study may affect your right to receive benefits. If you’re claiming a concessionary fee, we’ll need evidence of your status. You may be entitled to a concessionary fee if you fall into one or more of the following categories:

Over 19 on 31 August 2009
• Unemployed people receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance You will be expected to pay tuition • Asylum seekers receiving the fees for all full-time and part-time equivalent of a means-tested courses if you’re over 19 years of benefit, and their dependents age on 31 August 2009. You will also • People receiving a means-tested need to pay exam/awarding body state benefit (Income Support, registration fees. Working Tax Credit*, Disabled Persons’ Tax Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit)

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How to apply
Essential information

• Unwaged dependents of those listed above (i.e. unemployed people receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance, or people receiving a specified means-tested benefit) • People taking programmes where the primary learning goal is adult basic education

Please contact Student Services for further details on 020 8501 8115.

Examination Fee Refunds

• We cannot refund exam fees if payment has already been made to the awarding body on your behalf * Only applies if the annual household • If, for reasons of illness supported income is less than £15,050. This list by medical evidence, you find you of eligible benefits is subject to have to withdraw from an change by central Government and is examination, we will approach the a guideline only. awarding body on your behalf for a refund College Enrolment Fee • We cannot guarantee that refunds will be sanctioned and cannot If you’re under 19 years of age on refund on behalf of any 31 August 2009, you do not pay an awarding body enrolment fee as a full-time student, • Should the awarding body make a or for any part-time courses which refund, a deduction for are relevant to your full-time study. administration charges will be If you’re over 19 on 31 August made before authorising a refund 2009, you’ll pay a College enrolment by the College. fee of £30 a year for a full-time programme. Tuition Fee Refunds

full-time courses and are awaiting the results of recent examinations) • If you are unable to attend for other reasons – for example serious illness. Appropriate evidence will be required • For international students refused a visa, we’ll need to see the original refusal letter. If we make a refund, we will deduct a proportion of the fee relating to the amount of the course that you’ve attended. We also reserve the right to make an administrative charge of 10% of the total course fee. We will not refund any deposit made. All fee and course information is accurate at the time of going to press.

Open Evenings and Enrolment Events
You can enrol on our courses all year round. During the year a number of special events will take place - some of the dates are set out on page 73.

Additional Costs
You may also need to buy books and other equipment or materials, depending on the course you study. These costs are not covered by concessionary arrangements. Please check these additional costs with a tutor when you enrol.

Tuition fees are only refunded in the following cases: • If the course is not offered by the College in 2009/10 (for example, because insufficient numbers are enrolled on the course) • If there is a significant change in the published arrangements for the course (for example, the day of attendance is changed, making it impossible for you to attend the course, and there is not another suitable alternative for you) • If you are offered a provisional place on a course and in the event you do not meet the specified conditions for entry. In such cases we hope it will be possible to identify a suitable alternative course of study for you. (Provisional places are normally offered to students who attend

Age
Our courses are open to all students aged 16 plus (exceptionally, younger people may be offered a place). Some of the entries in this Guide state that a particular course is aimed at, for example, younger students. This does not mean that adults cannot apply. The College will be pleased to discuss course and career opportunities with all interested potential students.

Help with Costs
If you’re worried about the cost of your course, you may be able to get some financial support. We may be able to access trust funds that can offer grants or loans to help you through your studies. You may also be able to get financial assistance from the College’s Learner Support Fund or the Principal’s Student Fund.

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How to

find the college
Forest Road Site
Train:
Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.

Uplands House Lockwood Way Priestley Way

Tube:

Tube:
The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.

The Victoria Line stops at Blackhorse Road station, which is approximately a 15-20 minute walk to Lockwood Way, Priestley Way and Uplands Train: Trains run to Blackhorse Road station House. Alternatively, you can get a from Gospel Oak and Barking (a bus bus, see page 72. can then be taken to Lockwood Way, Bus: see page 72). Buses 230 and 123 stop at Blackhorse Road station, from here the 158 bus stops just before Lockwood Way.

Bus:
From Walthamstow Central: Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the ‘Bell Corner’ (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately a five-minute walk. From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford.

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How to find us
Location and directions

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Open Days/Evenings and Enrolment Events
YOU CAN ENROL ON OUR COURSES ALL YEAR ROUND
Saturday 7 February 2009 Thursday 12 March 2009 Tuesday 19 May 2009 Saturday 20 June 2009 Saturday 29 August 2009 Saturday 5 September 2009 10am to 1.00 pm 4.30pm to 7.30pm 4.30pm to 7.30pm 10am to 1pm 10am to 1pm 10am to 1pm

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