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accross Full-Time Prospectus 2013-14


Principal: Lynda Mason

Learning Support Team T_01254 354050 E_lsupport@accross.ac.uk

Main Reception T_01254 389933

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Information+ Centre T_01254 354354

Counselling Team T_01254 354038

E_info@accross.ac.uk

Apprenticeships T_01254 354354

Admissions/Enrolment Team T_01254 354031 School Liaison Team T_01254 354052

Higher Education Office T_01254 354047

E_info@accross.ac.uk


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Contents

College Services Welcome from the Principal

Section 1: Why choose accross? 07 08 10 12 14 16 17 18

Ten good reasons to come to accross Enrichment Highlights and the Student Union Extra Curriculum Sporting Activities Learning Development and Health Learning resources on campus Continuous investment Off campus Enjoy fine dining! Pamper yourself! Be cultured!

Section 2: Which study option is best for you and what’s the next step? 20 Your study options 24 Guidance and support 26 Financial help 28 Five easy steps to getting your place at accross 30 Open Evenings 33 Accross achieves best success rates Section 3: Course information 36 the stanhill academy for enterprise Supported by ilyas khan (NEW) 38 Apprenticeships 42 Land based studies - harwood edge farm 44 access to fe 46 Administration 50 Adventure Sports and Public Services 52 Business and Management 56 Childcare 58 Computing and IT 60 Construction Trades and Building Services 76 Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies 84 Hospitality and Catering 92 Media and Design 98 Public services - military academy 100 Motor Vehicle 104 Performance Arts 108 Science 110 Sport and Fitness 114 Sport Academies 118 Travel and Tourism 122 Higher Education

Accrington and Rossendale College exists to provide high quality education and training to the widest range of local people.

This prospectus is available in a range of formats eg; large format or braille. For more details please call 01254 354354 or e-mail info@accross.ac.uk

The details in this course guide were correct at the time of print. The College however, reserves the right to alter the information contained in this publication at any time.

Designed and written by the Accrington and Rossendale College’s Marketing Team.

Classes will run subject to sufficient student numbers, please check with our staff if you want to be sure that a programme is running or a specific facility is in operation.

To apply for courses please contact the College Admissions Team on (01254) 354031. Adults with no formal qualifications are welcome on most courses and should apply for an interview.


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Accrington & Rossendale College has gained a reputation as one of the best Colleges in the country and this year our results for 16-18 year olds puts us in the top 10% of FE and tertiary Colleges in the country and means we’re number 1 in Pennine Lancashire! We are rightly proud of these achievements, but they are only a small part of the story.

We look forward to welcoming you to Accrington and Rossendale College.

We constantly invest large sums of money to bring you a campus and facilities which are amongst the best in the country and ensure that you stand the best chance of success. We also attract experienced tutors with great track records in industry who can not only share their knowledge with you, but also their practical experience of working in such diverse places as board rooms and building sites. At accross every student is treated as an individual and you will have access to outstanding support, advice and guidance. We know how important your course of study is to you and your future and we want you to be as successful as possible. That is why every student has a dedicated and experienced tutor who will take a lively interest in you and your progress.

We expect you to study hard and achieve great things with us during your time at accross, but we also believe that this is a time to enjoy yourself, have new experiences and make friends which will last a lifetime. That’s why we created the purpose built “Hub”, which acts as a chill out space and comes with a plasma screen, Nintendo Wii and table tennis. It gives you the opportunity to spend time with your friends. During your time with us you will get the opportunity to take part in some great experiences. You may take part in the educational trips to the Eden Centre in Cornwall, the Lake District or overseas. You may also go on one of the many outings to museums and theatres we arrange throughout the year or even travel overseas as part of your studies. The most important thing though, is how you make the most of your opportunity of a College education. You’ll be studying at one of the most successful further education Colleges in the country where our graduates have gone on to become European Cup winners, World Superbike Champions, Michelin Starred Chefs and TV, stage and cinema actors. We hope that you will be our next success story.

Lynda Mason Principal


What else can we offer you as well as an education?

You’ll be studying hard to get the grades you want, but College is about enjoying yourself as well. We want you to broaden your experiences in life, meet new people and develop as an individual. You will meet new friends in your tutor groups and in addition to that, we provide excellent social areas where you can meet like-minded people or join social, recreational and sporting clubs. We hope you’ll enjoy the opportunities presented to you during your time with us.


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TEN good reasons to come to

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Our success rates for 16-18 year olds put us in the top 10% of FE and tertiary colleges in the country and make us number one in Pennine Lancashire.

In our latest Ofsted inspection (May 2009) we were awarded grade ones (outstanding) in all areas!

Our graduates read like a who’s who of sporting, business and artistic achievement. If you saw Gary Neville lift the European Cup, read Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, enjoyed Lee Ingleby in the Harry Potter movies or were thrilled when Ilyas Khan took over Accrington Stanley then you’re familiar with our alumni and their outstanding achievements.

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We have a state of the art, multi-million pound campus which has been designed with students in mind.

In some of our study areas we GUARANTEE students job interviews.

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These include monthly leisure and cultural trips, plus events each day at the College for learners to enjoy and complement their studies.

We regularly invite top professionals into the College to give lectures, master classes or just work alongside our students. Our learners have met and worked alongside Michelin starred chefs, award winning movie directors, multi-millionaire businessmen, top class professional footballers and TV personalities.

Our student success rate.

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We offer outstanding enrichment activities.

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We are officially outstanding!

We have fabulous links with industry.

Rubbing shoulders with the greats.

College alumni.

Student achievements. Each year we encourage our students to take part in competitions and the results are always spectacular. One of our Painting & Decorating students has won 5 awards so far this year, while Lauren Harris recently won the BBC Beauty Therapist of the Year competition.

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Continuous investment. Last year we invested £1 million in a state-of-the-art 3G football pitch and pavilion and we’ll continue to invest to give you one of the best campuses around. We recently bought a full scale plane fuselage for Travel and Tourism students so that they feel like they are actually learning on the job. Whatever course you take, you can rest assured that we’ve invested a lot of money in the facilities, equipment and software you’ll be using.

Our green credentials. Accrington and Rossendale College prides itself on being green! We have undertaken a series of initiatives designed to reduce the size of our carbon footprint and promote environmental issues to our students and staff. We will shortly be making a major investment to install solar panels on our campus which will be a huge step towards reducing our carbon footprint.


Enrichment highlights and the student union

Students have many opportunities to take part in a wide range of activities, try new things, make new friends and generally have...

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Enrichment opportunities provide our learners with the skills and experiences to enhance their personal development, to ensure that all learners are able to realise their full potential and achieve positive progression to further study or into employment. Students take part in both course enrichment and cross-College enrichment activities. Here’s a selection of activities from recent years.

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• Theatre and shopping trips • Graffiti art • Five-a-side football   • Fundraising • Cinema and ten pin bowling  • Skiing • Cycling • Walking • Visits to places of worship  • Visits to universities   • Film club • Army development days  • Free fruit smoothies • Drama performances   • Talent competitions • Regular DJ workshops  • Parents’ group • Health promotion events  • Ice skating • Volunteering activities   • Conferences • Industry visits • Guest speakers • National competitions   There are also a range of free, regular healthy lifestyle activities on-site for students to access. Daily activities in The Hub include; • Table tennis  • Table football • Computer games (Wii) • Table games • TV and Sky • Music channels

All students who attend College are automatically made members of the Students’ Union. As a member of the Student Union you will be encouraged to participate in activities and develop your learner voice, increase your confidence and improve your self esteem. The Students’ Union is an integral part of College life and, for a small fee, you will be eligible to get an NUS Extra card which entitles the holder to discounts off from high street products and services. Student Council Regular Student Council meetings are held where nominated class representatives attend to discuss issues raised by students. The Student Council has a high profile within College and is key to decisions that effect you across the College. Many student representatives have additional roles such as events, communications or health officers. Great for your CV! Student Ambassadors Student Ambassadors can often be seen helping out around the College at open events and parents evenings, or just helping with the day-to-day running of activities or events. We encourage all our students to volunteer as student ambassadors and to take part in our events throughout the year. twitter and social media If you’d like to follow the College and find out about the latest news and information you can find us at: www.twitter.com/accrossCollege pinterest.com/accrossCollege/ www.facebook.com/AccrossCollege


Extra-curricular sporting activities

Over the last 12 months the College has built some of the most advanced sporting facilities in the area, including a FIFA grade 1 pitch and pavilion, a gymnasium and further developments include a multi-purpose pitch, suitable for tennis, netball, basketball and other sports.   The activities that we run throughout the year include… • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Boys’ Football & Girls’ Football Netball Badminton Mountain Biking Table Tennis  Trampolining Cricket  Ju-Jitsu Swimming  Aerobics Yoga  Dance Rugby Running


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We also enter British College events and tournaments. These are open to elite or high level athletes in the following sports… • • • • • • • • • • •

Badminton 5-a-side football Trampolining  Table Tennis Badminton  Cross Country Squash  Tennis Rugby  Athletics Concept II Rowing

As well as regular practices and competitions we run several warm weather sports tours across the academic year and a presentation evening to reward the success of the students and athletes. Students are offered the opportunity to volunteer within sport at local clubs, competitions, schools and tournaments. Alongside this they are able to log their hours on the Step into Sport programme, where they receive certificates and awards for reaching important milestones. These are recognised by employers and educational institutions nationwide.


Learning, development and health

During your studies with us it’s important that you’re happy and healthy and enjoy your time at the College. We’ve created an environment where students can feel safe and valued. One of the reasons this is so successful is that throughout the year we listen to students and actively encourage them to get involved, make suggestions and help improve their learning environment. This outlook informs everything from the College’s counselling support service to the healthy options in the canteen.

Counselling Support

The College provides a friendly and confidential service for help with all kinds of personal issues. Please contact our Counsellors on (01254) 354038.

Multi-Faith Room

The College has a multi-faith room which provides a quiet space for personal reflection and prayer.

Learner Voice

Accrington and Rossendale College (accross) values the importance of learner involvement. The College’s Learner Involvement Strategy provides clear direction and commitment to promote and support the learner voice. There are many ways in which students contribute to College life and numerous opportunities to get involved in decisions which affect them. The College actively encourages young people’s participation both in and out of College by providing opportunities for learners to work alongside partner organisations within the local communities.


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Healthy College The College understands the importance of providing a healthy environment and access to activities and services for students which help to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. It aims to provide every opportunity to make sure your time at College allows you to be both happy and healthy. The College is proud to have achieved National Healthy Further Education Recognition and has been awarded the NHS You’re Welcome Quality Award. The College provides a range of opportunities for students to adopt positive health choices and play a part in planning and developing College activities and services. The College works closely with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and other agencies to provide services which are friendly and accessible to people of all ages, confidential and meet your needs. Services include access to health practitioners and information. Your Learning and Development Mentor will provide you with more details. The College is committed to providing a happy and healthy environment for you to enjoy your studies. All students can take advantage of our 100% free breakfast offer, which consists of a choice between fruit, toast or cereal and a juice drink, ensuring that you can enjoy the most important meal of the day. Learning and Development Students will have a Learning and Development Mentor who will be their point of contact for pastoral and personal support. They will provide guidance, monitor and review progress and help set realistic and challenging targets to ensure students successfully complete their course, achieve high grades and positive progression. The Learning and Development Mentors deliver a programme of learning and development sessions which cover topics around economic, financial and personal well-being and citizenship. Learning and development sessions help develop knowledge and skills to prepare students for further/higher education or employment.


Learning RESOURCES on campus Learning resources on campus We think you deserve the best possible facilities, which is why we’ve invested millions to bring you a campus designed for the 21st century. We aim to provide an environment which will allow you to reach your full potential. Computer access All students have access to one of the fastest growing and most exciting computer systems in the country. The College currently operates a network of approximately, 1,200 computers. Access is available from home and in local libraries and both full and part-time students have free internet access.

We think you deserve the best possible facilities, which is why we’ve invested millions to bring you a campus designed for the 21st century. We aim to provide an environment which will allow you to reach your potential.

accross computer network The College’s computer facility is for everyone to use. Computer access points are located in workshops, Library+, the Information+ Centre and in many classrooms. The College computer network contains a vast range of software packages in areas such as wordprocessing, spreadsheets, databases and desk-top publishing. Additional resources are available for research purposes via Its Learning and the Virtual Library, ie access to the library catalogue together with an extensive range of ebooks, online journals and newspapers. Free Wi-Fi The College campus has high speed Wi-Fi which is available to all students who register, meaning you can surf the internet and e-mail from your laptop, mobile phone or any other wi-fi enabled device.


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Library+ As part of our multi-million pound redevelopment, we have a state-of-the-art Library+, staffed with friendly and helpful people and filled with the latest facilities and services giving you everything you’d find in a traditional library and much, much more…

Assistive Technology Our facilities don’t stop with computers. Accrington and Rossendale College is a national leader in assistive technology, ensuring that whatever style of learning our students require, we can meet their needs. This includes PSPs, iPods and specialist software and peripherals.

The student refectories and shop No one likes to study on an empty stomach and you now have three separate places to enjoy the fantastic food available from the College.

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Access to hi-spec computers - all with internet capabilities Group and silent study areas to cater for a variety of learning styles Books, journals, magazines and newspapers A vibrant online Virtual Library providing access 24/7 to electronic resources and study materials Bespoke Information Skills workshops CDs and DVDs Photocopier/colour printer, TV & DVD player Late opening times on some evenings

At the heart of Library+ is Advance where students can access E learning, study skills and specialist tutor and assistive I.T. support. This facility is available to students across College making it a vibrant and dynamic place to study, with helpful qualified staff to assist with all aspects of support.

Down Tools is the Construction and Technology Block’s refectory while The Interval acts as the main cafeteria for the rest of the campus. Both serve large menus of traditional food in addition to healthy options designed to fit in with a busy lifestyle. The Study Break is the College’s popular shop where you can get a range of snacks, sandwiches and drinks. The shop also serves Starbucks coffee. All three maintain a high standard of quality, but also offer outstanding value for money to ensure your finances stretch as far as possible.


CONTINUOUS INVESTMENT 3G Football Pitch Our 63m x 100m third generation 3G football pitch is, quite simply, the best of its kind in the area. Part of a £1 million development of our sports facilities the pitch comes complete with dugout, fencing and floodlights and uses the latest Desso surface which is used by many of Europe’s top clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid. College Fitness Suite If you’re looking to get healthy and stay healthy then Accrington and Rossendale College’s brand new fitness suite will help you on the way. The fitness suite is open to all students and features top of the line machinery and equipment and is fully staffed.

Technology moves at a fast pace and universities and employers want graduates who have studied the latest techniques and trained on the most upto-date equipment possible. We make sure that our facilities, equipment and teaching are of the highest standard.

Multi-purpose Sports Pitch Whether you love to play tennis, or you prefer basketball and netball, you’ll be able to enjoy our brand new multipurpose sports pitch which will be developed during 2012 - 2013. Aeroplane Fuselage If you choose to take a Cabin Crew qualification with us then you’ll be using some of the best facilities in the area. The College has made a significant investment in an aeroplane cabin, complete with industry standard seats, overhead lockers and safety features. Travel Office Travel and Tourism students will get the opportunity to work in the College’s very own custom made Travel Office which will be designed to give students the practical experience they need of being in a professional working environment. “Down Tools” New Cafeteria In 2011 we built a new cafeteria for our Construction and Technology students so that they didn’t miss their morning, evening and lunch breaks walking across our campus. If you’re studying in or near the Hameldon Building then we are sure you’ll enjoy the range of classic favourites and healthy options.


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Off campus Taking a course with Accrington and Rossendale College doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be studying at our Broad Oak Campus and if you live in an area near Bacup it is possible to study some courses locally.

The Maden Centre The Maden Centre has a range of courses available for parents, carers and volunteers which are run by Accrington and Rossendale College. If you’d like to study at the Maden Centre then you may be able to study:

Accrington and Rossendale College continually invests large sums of money to ensure that our students have the best facilities possible.

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Food Hygiene Assertiveness / Confidence Building First Aid Maths / English Child Protection Health and Social Care

STUBBYLEE Vocational Centre September 2012 saw the launch of the Stubbylee Vocational Centre, a state of the art training facility which will provide an outstanding opportunity for locals to get an education on their doorstep. Bacup’s new Vocational Centre, in Stubbylee Park, is a big investment by the College and local council to bring top of the range vocational training facilities to the area. Local learners will be able to study: • •

General Construction Operations Motorcycle Engineering

If you’re from Bacup and you’d like to study locally then consider the Stubbylee Vocational Centre.


Enjoy fine dining, pamper yourself and be cultured!


hair and beauty salons

Seasons - Hair and Beauty Therapy Salons If you’re in the mood to be pampered, you couldn’t put yourself in better hands. Students, their relatives and friends are welcome to use the College hairdressing and beauty therapy salons. Please phone (01254) 354211 or visit www.seasonssalon.co.uk for a current price list and opening times. We offer a wide range of treatments at a fraction of the price of a high street salon.

Eatery 1853 You’ll only be a short, five minute walk from the College’s Eatery 1853 (based at The Globe Centre, Accrington) which is run by our Hospitality and Catering students and offers some of the finest food in the area, if you feel like giving yourself a tasty treat. There’s also the Deli Bar if you’re in too much of a hurry to sit and eat. For a copy of our main menus or to find out when the special events are, please give us a call on: (01254) 602022 or visit www.eatery1853.co.uk.

The Coppice Theatre The Coppice Theatre is situated in the heart of Accrington and Rossendale Colleges campus. The theatre was designed to offer the ideal night out for anyone who loves entertainment. Throughout the year we’ll be bringing you a lively mix of music, theatre, dance and comedy, meaning that whatever your preference, you’ll find something to interest you.

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Which study option is best for you and what’s the next step?


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Levels explained As well as choosing the subject area you want to study, you will also need to make important decisions about the level and type of course which will be best for you. Our courses are available at different levels, which mean you can start at whatever stage is right for you and progress to higher education or employment. The level you study at, will depend on the GCSE grades you get. Entry Level… These courses are usually studied for one year full-time (or part-time) if you are coming into College with no qualifications. You will be continually assessed and given individual guidance and support when you need it. Your ‘record of achievement’ will be updated and you will have the opportunity to gain other qualifications that interest you. If you need help or specialised equipment to enable you to study, we have tutors that can help. At the end of the course we will guide you to move on to a higher level course or to a job that’s right for you.

"Support is available at all levels to help you succeed with your studies. This includes personal tutorial support and guidance."

Level 1… Level 1 courses are usually studied for one year, to give you a strong foundation in your chosen subject area. You will usually study a Level 1 course if you leave school with mainly F and G grades, or if you choose to enter a specialised occupational area where you have no previous experience. You will also have the opportunity to develop the literacy and numeracy skills needed for your chosen career.

Level 2… Level 2 courses are usually studied for one year, to prepare you for advanced level study or for employment. You will usually study a Level 2 course if you leave school with mainly D and E grades, or if you choose to enter a specialised occupational area where you have no previous experience. You will also have the opportunity to develop the literacy and numeracy skills needed for your chosen career. Level 3… Level 3 courses are advanced programmes of study which are usually studied for two years. They will prepare you for progression to higher education courses at university or for employment at a professional level. You will usually study a Level 3 course if you leave school with mainly A* - C grades (including English and Maths) or a merit grade in a relevant Level 2 qualification. Levels 4 and 5… These are higher education courses, which you could progress to after successfully completing your advanced level programme. You can progress to higher level courses in many subjects at accross College, or you may choose to move to another College or university which offers specialist programmes to prepare you for your chosen career.


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Types of programmes at accross Whatever course area you choose to study, you will need to consider what type of programme will best suit the way you prefer to learn, and your chosen career route. The following options are available to you in most course areas: Introductory, First and National Diplomas… These programmes are available at Level 1 (Introductory), Level 2 (First) and Level 3 (National). They are vocational qualifications, which will prepare you for further study or employment related to a specific area of work. They have an emphasis on developing practical and creative skills and are made up of a series of core and optional units. All units are assessed individually by project and assignment work. NVQ Diploma… These programmes are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3 with options to progress to Levels 4 and 5 in some areas. They are vocational qualifications, related to specific occupations, and are usually studied within a workplace or a realistic work environment. NVQ Diploma programmes focus directly on developing the practical skills and knowledge needed for a specific job role. Programmes are made up of a series of units, which are assessed as you go along and when you are ready. To achieve your NVQ Diploma you need to show that you are competent in a range of practical skills which will be observed, and production of a portfolio of evidence. NVQ Diplomas are highly valued by employers, as they are based on the skills needed for each specific industry.

Apprenticeships… As an alternative to full-time study, an apprenticeship will give you a structured training and skills development pathway to become a technician, crafts person or junior manager with scope to go on to further study or career progression in the future. You will need at least two GCSEs at Grade D or above in English and Maths for most courses. You must have the potential to achieve NVQ Level 2 and/ or Level 3 and to develop associated key skills. You will be fully employed within a relevant organisation, earning a wage and depending on your chosen career area, you will study at College on a block or day release basis.


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Help and support for you Choosing the right course You are clearly making a big decision and what you choose to do now will have a huge impact on the rest of your life, so you need to think carefully. You’ll need career guidance to help you plan out your future and to make sure that the choice you make now is right for you.

ID cards and registration When you enrol, you will receive an identity card which gives you automatic access to most of the College facilities. This ID proves that you are a student and it will come with a coloured lanyard, which you will be expected to wear around your neck at all times.

If you’re leaving school and would like to find out about College courses, ask your personal adviser or year tutor to put you in touch with a College School Liaison Officer or phone (01254) 354052. If you are an adult who is considering taking a course then feel free to call (01254) 354354, e-mail info@accross.ac.uk or visit Information+ at the College’s Broad Oak Campus.

Learning support (ADVANCE) Many students coming into College work with learning support. The College understands the importance of making sure that you have everything you need to succeed. A wide range of assistance is available to everyone; for example, help with study skills, specialist support for Dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, Sensory Impairment etc.

Expert help and advice All students are entitled to free and impartial careers advice from the College’s Progression Guidance Service. Make sure you call in for an informal chat or make an appointment for an in-depth interview.

This is in addition to the support that you will receive from your Learning and Development Mentor. Support helps people to succeed in their course and achieve the qualifications that they need to progress into their chosen career.

Staff can also help with information on health, accommodation, finance and grants, job applications or entry to higher education with advice on loans and sponsorship. For detailed help about jobs and progression to other courses, we can arrange an interview in College with our Progression Guidance Service. Fully accessible We have recently invested millions in our College campus to ensure that it is now 100% accessible to everyone.

What kind of support is available? All support is individually negotiated and agreed with you. For example: • •

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Personalised individual assessment One-to-one specialist teaching for a range of disabilities including Dyslexia, Sensory Impairment and Asperger’s Syndrome Taught study skills workshops In-class support State-of-the-art assistive IT specialist software and equipment Mentoring for achievement Transition links into College including tasters and visits

For any further information, or to discuss your requirements in confidence, contact the Learning Support Team on: (01254) 354050 or e-mail support@accross.ac.uk


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Free Learning Any learner wishing to study their first full level two qualification is entitled to have their tuition fees remitted. Adults aged over 19 years but less than 25 years wishing to study their first full Level 3 qualification are entitled to have their tuition fees remitted.

Care to Learn Care to Learn is child care for young learners. You may also be able to claim ‘Care to Learn’ funding if you are under 20. Applications can be made now for courses that start at any time. For more details please visit the official website at www.dfes.gov.uk/caretolearn or contact the College on (01254) 354031.

Financial Help

If you do not qualify for fee remission, but will still struggle to pay for your course, or you need help with childcare expenses or purchasing equipment, it is possible to receive financial help through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund. We recommend students apply to the Learner Support Fund as early as possible as funds are limited and demand is always extremely high. Please contact our Student Finance Team on (01254) 354031/2 for an application form. For more information call the Student Finance Team on (01254) 354031/2 or

(01254) 354197.


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IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO DECIDE WHICH COURSE TO DO DONT WORRY, WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

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OUR FACILITIES ARE AT AN OUSTANDING LEVEL. COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!

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What’s on offer? Make sure you find out as much information as you can about all the courses you’re interested in. This prospectus contains details about the courses we offer and it’s vital that you find out everything you can before making a decision. If you’re a year 11 student then you should get one posted through your door, but if not call (01254) 354354 to order a free copy or visit our website: www.accross.ac.uk.

Pay us a visit Once you’ve read the prospectus, the next step is to come along to one of our open evenings, meet your prospective tutors and look around the facilities. If you can’t decide between several different courses, then this is a great opportunity to find out exactly what you’ll be doing on a day to day basis. If you are unable to attend our open evenings, call (01254) 354052 to arrange a visit in the area that interests you most.

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I’ve applied, now what? Once we’ve received your application form, we will arrange for you to be interviewed with your parents or guardians. Don’t panic! This is a friendly chat, where we get to know you and make sure that the course is right for you. Following your interview, you will be sent a letter making you a conditional offer subject to the grades you get and places available.

NOW IT’S TIME TO MEET YOUR PARENTS AND WISH YOU LUCK IN YOUR EXAMS!

It is important that you sign and return this offer in order to guarantee your place. You will be kept informed of what is happening throughout your final year at school. If you have any queries about your application, please phone the College Admissions Team on (01254) 354031.

WE HAVE A FANTASTIC TEAM TO GET YOU ON YOUR WAY!

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How do I apply? By now, you should have an idea of the course you’d like to take, so fill in the application form in this prospectus and send it back to us. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you send your application form in as soon as possible. We have a limited number of places on some of our programmes so these courses fill up very quickly. When can I enrol? If you need certain GCSE grades for your course, you can enrol once you know what your results are. On some courses, it may be possible for you to enrol before you get your results. If you have been made an unconditional offer and you have accepted it, you will be invited in to College to fill in an enrolment form. We are open on GCSE results day and the day after to give advice and guidance. If you don’t get the grades you expected, don’t panic, we will still have a range of options for you to consider. It could be that you may just have to study a little longer than you first expected, to get to where you want to be.

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COME DOWN WHEN YOU GET YOUR GCSE RESULTS AND ENROL!


Open evenings at accross

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Our open evenings provide the perfect opportunity for you to get a feel for Accrington and Rossendale College. You can stand in the classrooms and workshops where you’ll be learning, meet and talk to the tutors who’ll be teaching you and wander around the campus where you will make new friends and enjoy new experiences.

Department events already in place:

Below are the dates to remember for the next academic year (all open evenings and events are held at the Broad Oak Campus, Broad Oak Road, Accrington):

Joseph Week commencing 20th May 2013

Thursday 18th October 2012 accross Open Evening - 6pm-8pm (all ages welcome)

Thursday 31st January 2013 accross Open Evening - 6pm-8pm (all ages welcome)

and meet the tutors.

College visits and career guidance throughout the year If you are unable to attend our main College Open Evenings in October and January and would like some information and guidance, please give us a call 01254 354052 to arrange a visit to the College to see our facilities and chat to a tutor or guidance officer. We can provide a time and date to suit you.

Performing arts: Christmas Show Week commencing 10th December 2012 Murder Mystery Week commencing 22nd April 2013

Themed evenings at Eatery 1853: Ottolenghi Thursday 18th October 2012 Fur and Feather Thursday 8th November 2012 Robbie Burns Night Thursday 31st January 2013 Valentines Thursday 14th February 2013 Steak Night Thursday 7th March 2013 A taste of the Sea Thursday 25th April 2013 Soiree Francoise Thursday 16th May 2013

Department specific events Throughout the year, specific departments may offer open days, designed to let you take a closer look at the work they do and the facilities you’ll be studying in, as well as handson workshops. For example last year’s Construction and Motor Engineering’s ‘Skil11 Up’ was a great success for young people wanting to experience the world of work. Keep watching our website for more details www.accross.ac.uk

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We Achieve Some Of The Best student Success Rates in the Country Yet again, our success rates are among the very best in the country. Congratulations to our students and staff on all their hard work and outstanding achievement. 16-18 YEAR STUDENT SUCCESS RATES (2010-2011)

College

Place in country

Accrington and Rossendale College

9th

Nelson and Colne College

11th

Blackburn College

29th

Burnley College

70th

*These figures are based on information provided by the Data Service and refer to 16-18 year olds on courses of all duration at general FE and tertiary College’s including tertiary during the period 2010/11.


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Move On up Here at accross it’s possible to progress to higher level courses when you complete a course of study. The “Moving On Up” logo lets you see at a glance just how far your studies can go with us.

In some instances it’s possible to start on a Level 1 course and progress all the way up to a BA (Hons) Degree at College (Level 5) It’s never too early to start thinking about progression and continuing your studies can add thousands of pounds to your salary over the course of your life, so look out for the “Moving On Up” logo to see how far you can go with us. The white numbers will show how far you can progress with your studies here at Accrington and Rossendale College. For more information please contact Progression and Guidance Service on: 01254 354354. For Higher Education courses that we offer for your progression please turn to page 122.


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New For

2013 The stanhill Academy for enterprise supported by ilyas khan

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Entry Requirements: The Academy is open to any accross learner taking a level 3 or above qualification (including HE) that has a focus on applicable industries such as: • • • • • • •

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Information Technology Business with HR Business with Accountancy Software Development Accountancy Digital Media Production

WHAT IS the stanhill academy for enterprise? The Stanhill Academy is supported by locally born and bred entrepreneur and philanthropist Ilyas Khan – who is also a past student of accross. Whether you know him as an internationally successful businessman, the Accrington Stanley fan who bought the club he loved or the Chairman of Leonard Cheshire Disability, Ilyas Khan has a worldwide reputation as an expert on business and entrepreneurship and we’re thrilled to say he will be teaming up with Accrington & Rossendale College to create the Stanhill Academy for Enterprise named after his family office investment company, Stanhill Capital Partners. The Stanhill Academy for Enterprise incorporates all business-related courses at Accrington and Rossendale College. Students studying one of these courses will participate in innovative, cross-faculty enterprise projects throughout their course of study which will help them to gain entrepreneurial skills and learn about different aspects of business. In the final year of their course of study, students will have the opportunity to apply for an internship programme at one of Ilyas Khan’s companies. Each year, one student will be chosen to take part in this once in a lifetime internship programme. Those that don’t succeed to gain an internship will still have benefited from being a part of this inspirational Business Academy.

The Internship programme: The internship programme will be open to students in their final year of their course of study within The Stanhill Academy for Enterprise. The student should be predicted or have achieved, good grades in their area of study, but more importantly should have shown enthusiasm, innovation and commitment. All students will be asked to present an innovative project to the panel that they have been involved in. This project will have been incorporated into their curriculum throughout the year, equipping them with evidence for application. If they choose to submit evidence from an independent project, that will also be encouraged. Students will be asked to submit their application detailing why they would make an ideal intern. The application brief will be unscripted and unrestrictive so that students can apply in the best way that they see fit; thus enhancing innovation. They can use any medium they wish to apply whether that is paper-based, online, video or mixed media. We want to see creativity, problem solving and innovation and therefore the application will be entirely their own creation.

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About Apprenticeships Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time. There are different levels of Apprenticeship available, but they all lead to National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Functional Skills qualifications and, in some cases, a Technical Certificate.

How long does an Apprenticeship take? There is no set time to complete an Apprenticeship as they vary widely in content and size. The length of time taken will depend on the ability of the individual apprentice and the employer’s requirements. An Apprenticeship will usually take anything from 12 to 24 months.

Do I need qualifications? We look for certain skills and your GCSE achievements. We will ask you to take a Genesys test (which measures your interests and abilities to ensure you’re on the right track as you develop your career plan) and a Basic Skills Assessment. For an Advanced Apprenticeship you need an NVQ Level 2. If you successfully complete your Apprenticeship you may progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship depending on your ability.

How do Apprenticeships work? Your employer pays your wages and gives you on-the-job training which allows you to achieve National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). You may also spend time with us here at College, but we will tailor your apprenticeship to your employer’s needs. You will gain functional skills that will be useful in the job market - like working in teams, problem-solving, communication and using new technology. In addition, you’ll study for a technical certificate, which will give you further knowledge and understanding of your job.

Are there different types of Apprenticeships? There are two different types available, an Apprenticeship and an Advanced Apprenticeship. They include the following basic elements: • •

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An appropriate National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at either Level 2 or 3 Functional skills qualifications, for example communication, using new technology and application of number A technical certificate such as a BTEC or City and Guilds (included in most cases) Other qualifications or requirements as specified by the particular occupation

How much do I get paid? Most apprentices are employed by businesses and are paid a salary that reflects their skills, experience, age and ability. Do I get holidays? You’ll get at least one and a half days paid holiday for every month of your training. On top of that, you’ll also get bank holidays. What qualifications do I get when I’ve finished my Apprenticeship? You’ll get a package of qualifications when you finish your Apprenticeship - a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), a Technical Certificate such as a BTEC National Diploma or a City and Guilds Progression Award and Functional Skills qualifications.


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We offer apprenticeships in the following areas: Business Solutions • Accounting Levels 2, 3 & 4 • Business & Administration Levels 2 & 3 • Cleaning & Support Services Level 2 • Local Environmental Services Pathway 2 Construction & Building Services • Brickwork Levels 2 & 3 • Floor Covering Level 2 • Carpentry & Joinery Levels 2 & 3 • Maintenance Operations Level 2 • Painting & Decorating Levels 2 & 3 • Plastering Levels 2 & 3 • Plumbing Levels 2 & 3 • (GCO) General Construction Operations Level 2 Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies • Hairdressing Levels 2 & 3 • Nail Services Level 3 • Beauty Therapy Levels 2 & 3 Hospitality & Catering • Hospitality Level 2 • Food and Beverage Services Level 2 • Hospitality Supervision & Leadership Level 3 • Professional Cookery Levels 2 & 3 Information technology • Information Technology Levels 2, 3 & 4 Motor Engineering • Motor Vehicle Levels 2 & 3 Sales and marketing • Sales • Marketing • Retail • Contact Centre Operative Sport & Fitness • Coaching & Teaching Level 2 • Fitness Instructing Level 2 • Personal Training Level 3 Teaching & Learning • Supporting Teaching & Learning In Schools Level 2 • Specialist Support For Teaching & Learning In Schools Level 3


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NEW FOR 2013/14 Foundations - Land Based Studies EDEXCEL Entry Level 3 and Level 1 Duration - 1 Year Entry Requirements: The Foundations programme is aimed at students aged 16-19 old years who are possibly achieving at Entry Level 2 or 3 and who are interested in animal care and farm work. COURSE INFORMATION: This is a one year full time course which involves 3 days of study a week. Personal and Social Development is an integral part of the course developing confidence and social skills. The course is based at Harwood Edge Farm in Gisburn, giving students the opportunity to complete the qualification in a real setting. You will also complete functional skills qualifications in Maths, English and ICT.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Check that a Small Animal is Healthy • Assist with Catching and Restraining a Small Animal • Groom a Small Animal • Maintain the Safety of Yourself and Others in the Workplace • Assist with the Care of Animals • Assist with Preparing and Maintaining Livestock • Accommodation • Assist with Feedstuffs for Small Animals • Assist with the Movement and Handling of Small Animals • Assist with Feeding and Watering Horses • Assist with the Preparation for Exercise and Aftercare of Horses PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of this Entry Level qualification can lead to a place on a whole range of the Colleges Level 1 or Level 2 programmes. Additional Information: Please note places are limited for this popular course. It may be possible to commence the course up to mid-October should spaces be available. There are opportunities to complete a certificate in Vocational Studies in a January start.


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Do you feel like you need a fresh start in your education? Perhaps school wasn’t for you, or your circumstances meant that you did not achieve your full potential. Do you need to improve your confidence or are you unsure of a course of study? accross College offers a range of Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1 programmes to suit your needs. These tailored programmes will allow you to improve your knowledge and skills, whilst gaining qualifications which mean you can progress onto higher level courses. You will enjoy College life, making new friends, gaining confidence and have all the other benefits of being a College student. The Entry Level and Level 1 Foundation programmes are often a stepping stone to other courses. In order to achieve your potential, you will be supported and guided throughout your studies, which will help you to decide what to do when the courses finishes.

Additional Info:

During block weeks you will have the opportunity to do enrichment activities which may include indoor and outdoor football, 10 pin bowling, canoeing, gokarting etc. Much of the theory content and written work of this course will be available on-line through the College’s “its learning” virtual learning environment. Candidates must be prepared to use IT as part of their learning.

FOUNDATION LEARNING HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 1

DIPLOMA IN VOCATIONAL STUDIES ENTRY LEVEL 3 AND LEVEL 1

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grade E (includes English)

ENTRY QUALS: Entry Level 3 in English and Maths

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT) • Personal Social Development • Group Projects • Activities for Children • Health & Social Care needs • Personal Care

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT) • Art & Design • Health & Social Care • Business & Administration • Travel & Tourism • Sports • Painting & Decorating • Motor Vehicle • Brickwork

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of this course can lead to a full time Level 2 or work-related training programme.

SKILLS FOR INDEPENDENCE AND WORK ENTRY ENTRY LEVEL 2 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: English & Maths at Entry 1 EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT) • Horticulture • Managing Money • Personal Safety • Independent Travel • Parenting Awareness PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of this Entry Level 2 qualification can lead to a place on a range of other College Entry Level 3 courses.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of this Level 1 qualification can lead to a place on a range of other College Level 2 courses.


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These full time courses are designed to provide a qualification for anyone who has an interest in working within an office environment; or who is looking for an administrative position. You will also undertake additional qualifications to improve your English, Maths and ICT skills in order to prepare you for the world of work. You will learn by working in groups, as an individual and work placement opportunities. All our Administration students train in an industry-standard office where they can improve and increase their skills in a real-life environment.

Additional Info:

These practical and exciting programmes are designed to develop a variety of professional competencies such as prioritising, team work, business communication and IT skills. They are designed to encourage you to develop transferable skills to give you an advantage in the job market. You will be assessed by a mixture of activities including completion of practical tasks, assignments and examinations.

ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA OCR LEVEL 1 (QCF)

ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA OCR LEVEL 2 (QCF)

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: 2 GCSEs at Grades D-G (includes English)

ENTRY QUALS: 2 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English)

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Career Planning • Handling Mail • Teamwork • Creating Business Documents • Welcoming Visitors • Text Production

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Business Presentations • Financial Transactions • Communication • Organise a Business Event • Teamwork • Handling Diary Systems

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT After completion, learners may progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in Administration or a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration. Students may go straight into related employment.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT After completion, learners can seek employment; or consider a Level 3 Diploma in Administration or a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration or qualifications in other related areas.

ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA OCR LEVEL 3 (QCF) duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English) and successful interview EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Analyse Financial Information • Support Business Meetings • Produce Complex Documents • Research & Prepare Reports • Apply Legislation Affecting Organisations PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT After completion, learners can seek employment; or consider a Level 4 Diploma in Administration or qualifications in other related areas.

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Why study Administration at accross?

Whether you’re making the most of gaining experience in our busy training office where you will enjoy a professional environment or learning from our vastly experienced tutors you will be working towards professions which have opportunities for promotion and advancement, meaning that you are limited only by your ambition.

All of our students take part in valuable work experience. Local employers, such as Hollands Pies, Simon Jersey, and the New Era complex provide these valuable placements.

Our students enjoy a range of visits and trips as part of their study. Recent trips have included the Crème Exhibition, Manchester Airport and Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Our students train in an industry standard office where they can improve and increase their administrative skills in a real-life environment.

61% of our Level 2 students have progressed on to a higher level College course at accross.

Former students are now successfully employed in such areas as local schools, councils, building societies, dental practices and the NHS to name just a few.


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These qualifications will provide you with an opportunity to focus on the development of personal skills, functional skills, and wider skills in an outdoor context, such as environmental issues and health and safety considerations. We have tailored these courses to suit the demands of our students and are made up of both Sports (outdoor education) and Public Services.

Additional Info:

These courses are designed to enable you to: • Participate in a range of outdoor activities and to try new things. • Take responsibility for yourself and others. • Develop Teamwork, Communication, Leadership and other skills. • Prepare for Employment. • Gain a good qualification and develop your practical skills.

What kind of sports will you participate in? • Rock Climbing • Kayaking • Pot holing • Sailing • Canoeing • Hill Walking/Mountaineering

ADVENTURE SPORTS AND PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

ADVENTURE SPORTS AND PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-D (includes English, Maths)

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-D

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Leadership & Teamwork • Fitness Testing & Training • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Service • Outdoor and Adventure Activities • Expeditions PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Level 1 will provide opportunities for progression to Level 2 qualifications.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Leadership & Teamwork • Fitness Testing & Training • Environment Education for Outdoor Adventure • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Level 2 will provide opportunities for progression to Level 3 qualifications.

ADVENTURE SPORTS AND PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 2 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Leadership & Teamwork • Fitness Testing & Training • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Service • Outdoor and Adventure Activities • Leading Land and Water Outdoor and Adventurous Activities PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Level 3 course attracts UCAS points, employment in one of the Armed Services and many students can progress to further study at Degree Level in Sport, Outdoor Education or Public Services.

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UNDERSTANDING ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCE BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades D (includes English, Maths)

INFO:

These qualifications give learners the opportunity to plan a business through a structured programme of learning. They learn how to develop a vision, research the market, create a financial model and pitch to investors. Throughout the course, they gain the confidence to react and adapt to change and reflect on their own experiences. These qualifications enable learners to interact with entrepreneurs and take responsibility for their actions within a supportive framework.

Additional Info:

Optional Units for BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: • • • • • • •

Working as an Entrepreneur Market Research and Analysis Financial Literacy and Awareness E-marketing and Website Design Brand Development and Promotion Social Enterprise Leadership and Teamwork

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • The Entrepreneurial Mind Set • Creating a Vision for your Business Plan • The Business Environment • Researching your Market • The Marketing Plan • Leadership and Teamwork PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of the course at ‘merit level’ and at least a GCSE in English Language and Maths at grade C or Level 2 Literacy & Numeracy allows you to progress to a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

duration - 2 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English, Maths) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Business Planning and Pitching • Financial Planning and Implementation • Launching your Business Vision • Monitoring the Performance of Your Business • Operating your Business PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course is designed to produce forward thinking entrepreneurs whose theoretical and practical expertise prepares them for the challenge of setting themselves up in their own business or taking on an entrepreneurial role in a business. With successful completion you may wish to progress in your studies to Higher Education through Vocational Qualifications or University.

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i chose accross because...

There’s a responsibility on the students to get their research done and monitor their own workload and it’s much better than just having things handed to you. I’d recommend this course to anybody because it’s hard to get a job at the moment and vocational qualifications can really make a difference. Jonathan Love Studied Business and AAT

I moved to the College from another school and I really like the style of learning here. I’ve definitely improved a lot. I’m getting good grades and next I hope to go to University to study international business.


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These courses are practical and work related. You will learn by completing projects and assignments. The Level 2 students will study for at least 360 guided learning hours and attend a minimum of three different placements during the course. You will need to keep a diary and gather evidence from your work experience placements to support your professional practice. Level 3 students must complete at least 800 hours in at least three different work experience placements during the course covering the different age groups. The course introduces you to your chosen employment area and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification or gain employment.

Additional Info:

Work experience is a valuable and compulsory part of the course and therefore you will be required to have a satisfactory declaration from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

CHILDREN’S CARE, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 2 BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA

CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 3 BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 2 YEARS

ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grades D-G (includes English)

ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English) or successful completion of Level 2 Childcare Diploma

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Supporting Children’s Play and Learning • Keeping Children Safe • Understanding Children’s Development • Communication With Children and Adults PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT You can apply to progress onto Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development. Work and train into careers such as: Nurseries, Childrens Centres, Playgroups, Day Centres, Creches etc.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Positive Relationships for Children’s Care • Learning and Development • Positive Environments for Children’s Care • Promoting Children’s Rights • Children’s Learning Activities and Play PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced courses in University such as Teacher Training, Foundation Degree.


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CAMBRIDGE NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OCR LEVEL 1

IT DIPLOMA BTEC LEVEL 2 duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades E+ (includes English, Maths)

INFO:

These courses are a general introduction to Computing and ICT practice and theory and serve as a gateway to other areas of the subject.

Additional Info:

As a full time student you will be given the opportunities to take part in enrichment activities such as cycling, bowling and playing football.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • ICT Skills for Business • Web Page Creation • Multimedia Product Design • Computer Animation • Sound Editing PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT The Level 1 Certificate provides a natural progression onto a Level 2 Qualification in ICT, Computing or Business Areas.

IT PRACTITIONER (SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT) EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades D+ (includes Maths, English) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Using ICT to Present Information • Introduction to Computer Systems • Website Development • Database Development • Computer Games Development • Home Entertainment Systems PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course provides a natural progression onto the BTEC Extended Diploma for IT Practitioners, which allows entry onto Higher Education courses in ICT, Computing or Business Areas.

duration - 2 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes Maths. English) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Language and Communication • Computer Systems • Information Systems • Website Management • Human Computer Interface • Website Development PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of your course will enable either progression to Higher Education (Higher National Diploma or Degree) or Professional Employment.

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These courses consist of practical and theory work. The practical work is undertaken in our modern workshops where you work your way toward units that are assessed by qualified assessors. Classroom sessions underpin the practical work by covering health & safety, trade technology and related subjects. You will attend College on a two day per week basis and block weeks. Your diploma will be assessed by a practical end synoptic test an online unit end test and an external examination which is an industry recognised qualification.

Additional Info:

During block weeks you will have the opportunity to do enrichment activities which may include indoor and outdoor football, 10 pin bowling, canoeing and factory visits. Much of the theory content and written work of this course will be available on-line through the College’s “its learning” virtual learning environment. Candidates must be prepared to use IT as part of their learning.

BRICKWORK DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

BRICKWORK DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-E in English and Maths (preferred but not essential) College interview is also required.

ENTRY QUALS: Successful completion of the Level 1 course. GCSEs at Grades A-D (includes English, Maths)

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Brick Manufacture • Bonding, Mortar and Mixing • Tools and Equipment • Setting Out • Carry out Block Laying • Carry out Bricklaying • Setting out Buildings PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of this course will lead to the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or onto an Apprenticeship.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Health and Safety • Manual Handling • COSHH • Build Solid Walling • Build Cavity Walling • Thin Joint Masonry PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of the Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 leads to our Bricklaying Diploma Level 3 which will improve your job prospects in the Construction industry.

BRICKWORK DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: Successful completion of the Level 2 course. GCSEs at Grades A-D (includes English, Maths) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Planning • Site Organisation • Building Regulations • Carry out Repair and Maintenance of Structures • Build Complex Masonry Structures PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of the Bricklaying Diploma Level 3 will enable you to progress onto a BTEC National Award/Certificate in Construction.

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NEW FOR 2013/14 ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA LEVEL 2 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 2 GCSEs at Grades D-G (English & Maths at Grade A-D)

INFO:

There will be a mixture of theory backed up by practical skills. The course is split 50/50 between theory and practical activities which include a variety of wiring systems. You will need to satisfy competence standards of performance criteria, technology theory and associated studies. A work placement carrying out Electrical Installation projects would be beneficial for one day a week if possible but is not essential.

Additional Info:

As a specialist vocational College we have state of the art training areas, fitted out with the latest equipment specifically for the modules you will be studying.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Health and Safety • Principles of Electrical Science • Electrical Installations Technology • Installation of Wiring Systems and Enclosures • How to Communicate With Others Within the Industries PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of year one will result in progression on to our part-time programme at Level 3 if an apprenticeship is gained. Students will be trained to the current edition of the wiring regulations.

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These two courses are for learners who want to go into professional construction careers such as: • • • • • • • •

Architecture Building Surveying Project Management Quantity Surveying Structural Engineering Land Surveying Environmental Specialist CAD Designer

The list is endless as there are 100’s of careers you can choose from.

Additional Info:

As a specialist vocational College we have state of the art training areas, fitted out with the latest equipment specifically for the modules you will be studying.

EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION BTEC LEVEL 2

EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN CONSTRUCTION BTEC LEVEL 3

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 2 YEARS

ENTRY QUALS: English & Maths at Grade A-D

ENTRY QUALS: English & Maths at Grade A-C

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Brickwork • Joinery • Plumbing • Technical Drawing • How to be safe on site • How is the Industry structured

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Design your own house • Create CAD Drawings • Survey Properties • Carry out Field Surveys • Learn About Sustainability and Modern Methods of Construction

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT After completion of the course you can then decide which area to focus on and progress into year two of an apprenticeship or go onto BTEC Level 3 where you will study topics such as Architecture and Building Surveying with the chance to go to University.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Following this course you can apply for University or stay at the College to do the HNC.

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PROFESSIONAL construction


INFO:

These courses consist of practical and theory work. The practical work is undertaken in our modern workshops where you work your way toward units that are assessed by qualified assessors. Classroom sessions underpin the practical work by covering health & safety, trade technology and related subjects. You will attend College on a two day per week basis and block weeks. Your diploma will be assessed by a practical end synoptic test an online unit end test and an external examination which is an industry recognised qualification.

FLOORCOVERING DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

FLOORCOVERING DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-E in English and Maths (preferred but not essential) A College interview is also required.

ENTRY QUALS: Completion of the Level 1 Floorcovering course.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Intro to Floorcovering • Carrying out Flooring Operations • Install Textile and Impervious Floor Coverings • Health and Safety in the Workshop PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of this course will lead to the Level 2 Diploma in Floorcovering or onto an Apprenticeship.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Develop Customer Relations • Install Resilient Tile and Sheet Floorcoverings • Install Textile Floorcoverings • Prepare sub-floor surfaces to receive Floorcoverings • Set out for laying Floorcoverings PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Upon successful completion you could progress onto the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/HNC.

Additional Info:

During block weeks you will have the opportunity to do enrichment activities which may include indoor and outdoor football, 10 pin bowling, canoeing and factory visits. Much of the theory content and written work of this course will be available on-line through the College’s “its learning” virtual learning environment. Candidates must be prepared to use IT as part of their learning.

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INFO:

These courses consist of practical and theory work. The practical work is undertaken in our modern workshops where you work your way toward units that are assessed by qualified assessors. Classroom sessions underpin the practical work by covering health & safety, trade technology and related subjects. You will attend College on a two day per week basis and block weeks. Your diploma will be assessed by a practical end synoptic test an online unit end test and an external examination which is an industry recognised qualification.

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS LEVEL 1

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-E in English and Maths (preferred but not essential) A College interview is also required.

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-E in English and Maths. Completion of Level 1 in General Construction Operations.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Safe Working Practices • Information and Quantities • Building Methods and Technology • Cutting/Laying and Mixing Construction Materials

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Building Methods and Construction Technology 2 • Establish Work area Protection and Safety – General Construction • Lay Domestic Drainage

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of this course will lead to the Level 2 Diploma in Construction Operations or on to an Apprenticeship.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of the course could lead to professional courses in construction.

Additional Info:

During block weeks you will have the opportunity to do enrichment activities which may include indoor and outdoor football, 10 pin bowling, canoeing and factory visits. Much of the theory content and written work of this course will be available on-line through the College’s “its learning” virtual learning environment. Candidates must be prepared to use IT as part of their learning.

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NEW FOR 2013/14

INFO:

These Interior Design courses are brand new for 2013/14 and they will allow you to have a realistic working environment working in partnership with local employers and manufacturers (including Graham and Brown, Crown Paints, Surface Print Company and Farrow and Ball). The courses consist of compulsory and specialist units covering all aspects of Interior Design.

Additional Info:

As a specialist vocational College we have state of the art training areas, fitted out with the latest equipment specifically for the modules you will be studying.

INTERIOR DESIGN BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

INTERIOR DESIGN BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-E in English and Maths (preferred but not essential) College interview is also required.

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-D in English and Maths or the completion of the Diploma Level 1 Interior Design.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • 3D design products • Surface Decoration, Materials Techniques and Processes • Creative use of Material Techniques and Processes

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Spatial Design • Surface Decoration for 3D Design • Working with Built Environment Briefs

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 course.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion will allow you to progress into employment or on to a higher qualification.

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NEW FOR 2013/14 LANDSCAPING DIPLOMA LEVEL 1 & 2 duration - 1 YEAR EACH ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-E in English and Maths (preferred but not essential) A College interview is also required.

INFO:

These Landscaping courses are brand new for 2013/14 and will allow you to have a realistic working environment working in a partnership with local Borough Councils and local employers. There are also opportunities for Level two students to go and do an Apprenticeship. This course can also fit around your current job role.

Additional Info:

These courses are aimed at learners for whom work based qualifications are not currently an option or who wish to have a steady career progression within the sector and are looking for a qualification in fundamental gardening skills who enjoy a vocational outdoor occupational pathway. Tutorial and enrichment is available both off and on site.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Introduction to Plant and Identification • Introduction to Landscape Foundations • Construct Garden Walls • Plant and Soil Science • Construct Landscape Foundations • Establish Different Levels in Landscape • Construct and Maintain Timber Structures PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion will allow you to progress into employment or on to a higher qualification in a Land Based Sector.

Landscaping


INFO:

These courses consist of practical and theory work. The practical work is undertaken in our modern workshops where you work your way toward units that are assessed by qualified assessors. Classroom sessions underpin the practical work by covering health & safety, trade technology and related subjects. You will attend College on a two day per week basis and block weeks. Your diploma will be assessed by a practical end synoptic test an online unit end test and an external examination which is an industry recognised qualification.

Additional Info:

During block weeks you will have the opportunity to do enrichment activities which may include indoor and outdoor football, 10 pin bowling, canoeing and factory visits. Much of the theory content and written work of this course will be available on-line through the College’s “its learning” virtual learning environment. Candidates must be prepared to use IT as part of their learning.

PAINTING & DECORATING DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

PAINTING & DECORATING DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-E in English and Maths (preferred but not essential) A College interview is also required.

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-D in English and Maths. Completion of Level 1 in Painting & Decorating.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Preparing Surfaces for Paint and Wall Coverings • Applications of Paint and Wall Coverings • Freehand Brush Work • Apply Paint to New Surfaces for Paint Systems and by Brush and Roller.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Knowledge of Information, Qualities and Communicating with Others • Prepare Surfaces • Apply Paint Systems by Brush and Roller • Produce Specialist Finishes

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion you can progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma could lead to the Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

PAINTING & DECORATING DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-C in English and Maths. Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating. EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Produce specialist decorative finishes • Carry out specialist architectural feature work • Apply paint systems using airless equipment • Prepare surfaces • Apply standard papers to walls and ceilings PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Upon successful completion you could progress onto the BTEC subsiduary diploma/HNC.

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INFO:

These courses consist of practical and theory work. The practical work is undertaken in our modern workshops where you work your way toward units that are assessed by qualified assessors. Classroom sessions underpin the practical work by covering health & safety, trade technology and related subjects. You will attend College on a two day per week basis and block weeks. Your diploma will be assessed by a practical end synoptic test, an online unit end test and an external examination which is an industry recognised qualification.

Additional Info:

During block weeks you will have the opportunity to do enrichment activities which may include indoor and outdoor football, 10 pin bowling, canoeing and factory visits. Much of the theory content and written work of this course will be available on-line through the College’s “its learning” virtual learning environment. Candidates must be prepared to use IT as part of their learning.

PLASTERING DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

PLASTERING DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-E in English and Maths (preferred but not essential) A College interview is also required.

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-D in English and Maths. Completion of Level 1 Diploma in Plastering.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Mixing Materials • Tools and Equipment • Setting Out • Building Methods and Technology • Preparing Background Surfaces and Plaster Materials

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Building Methods and Technology • Apply Plaster Materials to External Surfaces • Fix Dry Lining and Plasterboard Products • Form Sand & Cement Screeds • Produce Plaster Components • Carry out Safe Working Practices

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of this course will lead to the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering.

PLASTERING DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma could lead to the Level 3 Diploma in Plastering.

duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-D in English and Maths. Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Plastering. EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Complex internal and external plastering • Prepare and run in-situ moulds • Form screeds and granolithic finishes • Site Construction operations PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Progress onto a BTEC National Award/Certificate in Construction and at a later stage to Higher National Qualifications.

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PLASTERING


INFO:

The Plumbing industry is part of the Building Services Engineering (BSE) Sector. There are now new qualifications to meet the needs of ever advancing requirements of technology and renewable energies. Level 1 consists of two pathways. A for candidates with apprenticeships and B for candidates wishing to gain employment within the BSE Sector. Basically, the Level 2 qualification encompasses: understanding, application, install and test and maintain domestic systems. The Level 3 qualification enhances the management and organisation of system resources described in Level 2.

Additional Info:

BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING LEVEL 1

PLUMBING & HEATING DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: 3 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English and Maths)

ENTRY QUALS: 3 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English and Maths)

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Heating & Ventilating • Refrigeration Air Conditioning • Health and Safety • Correct Handling of Materials and Safe Use of Tools

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Central Heating • Drainage and Sanitation • Cold and Hot Water • Health and Safety

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT You may choose to move on to Level 2 Plumbing and Heating Diploma.

PROGRESSION You may choose to move on to Level 3 Domestic Plumbing and Heating Diploma.

DOMESTIC PLUMBING & HEATING DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 1 YEARS

Please note that Diploma Levels 2 & 3 require the candidate to be actively employed within the BSE industry.

ENTRY QUALS: 3 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English and Maths)

During block weeks you will have the opportunity to do enrichment activities which may include indoor and outdoor football, 10 pin bowling, canoeing, go-karting etc.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Renewable Technologies • Natural Gas Safety • Electrics • Health and Safety PROGRESSION You may choose to move on to Level 4 BSE projects management or HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

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INFO:

These courses consist of practical and theory work. The practical work is undertaken in our modern workshops where you work your way toward units that are assessed by qualified assessors. Classroom sessions underpin the practical work by covering health & safety, trade technology and related subjects. You will attend College on a two day per week basis and block weeks. Your diploma will be assessed by a practical end synoptic test, an online unit end test and an external examination which is an industry recognised qualification.

Additional Info:

During block weeks you will have the opportunity to do enrichment activities which may include indoor and outdoor football, 10 pin bowling, canoeing and factory visits. Much of the theory content and written work of this course will be available on-line through the College’s “its learning” virtual learning environment. Candidates must be prepared to use IT as part of their learning.

WOOD OCCUPATIONS DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

WOOD OCCUPATIONS DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-E in English and Maths (preferred but not essential) A College interview is also required.

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades A-D in English and Maths. Completion of Level 1 in Wood Occupations.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Cutting Joints • Assembling Frames • Straight Partitioning • Fitting Skirting Boards • Simple Roofing

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Roofing • Flooring • Power Hand Tools • Door Hanging • Wood Machining • Carry out Maintenance

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of your course will enable you to move onto the Level 2 in Wood Occupations.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of your course will enable you to move onto the Level 3 in Wood Occupations.

WOOD OCCUPATIONS DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: Completion of Level 2 in Wood Occupations. EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Carry out Safe Working Practices in Construction • Information, Quantities and Communicating with Others • Knowledge of Building Methods and Construction Technology PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the BTEC Subsiduary Diploma/HNC in Construction.

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Why study construction and building services at accross? For well over a decade the College’s construction and building services department has been regarded as one of the best in the UK. We were the first construction department to be recognised by the government as a Centre of Vocational Excellence and the only one to receive FOUR consecutive Grade 1s at Government Inspections. We have also been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Access and Achievement in Construction.

Windsor Castle has become the work place of our former Carpentry and Joinery students after successfully being recruited to The Prince’s Foundation.

Following on from achieving CoVE status and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, we have been awarded the Training Quality Standard with excellence in Construction.

You can practice your skills in state of-the-art workshops as well as gaining real site experience through taking part in our community projects.

All of our tutors and assessors have many years of experience actually doing the jobs they’re training you to do. THIS means they know the skills you need for the work place AND OUR STAFF TEAM ALSO INCLUDES TWO OFFICIAL GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDERS FOR SPEED WALLPAPER HANGING. That combined with our outstanding facilities and track record are why we’re regarded as one of the UK’s best construction departments.

The Construction department provides progression from school links right through to HNDs with many students continuing studies at university. We also have many competition successes with students winning many regional and national accolades in all Construction Trades with some selected to be in the UK squad as representatives at the World Skills events.

All tutors have varied and full site experience. They undergo regular on-site experience and industrial updating to ensure their skills and knowledge remain current.


i chose accross because...

i think more girls should do it because i’m really enjoying myself and i can’t wait to do a level 2 joinery and then study site management. chantel waring studied joinery

i did beauty therapy at the College last year, so i knew the campus and knew it was a good College. i’ve come back now to do a joinery course and i’m really enjoying working on projects like traditional roofing and hanging doors.


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CERTIFICATE IN BARBERING Level 2

INTRODUCTION TO HAIRDRESSING AND BEAUTY THERAPIES

duration - 20 WEEKS ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades - A-D

INFO:

These courses are very practical. You will be working in a realistic salon environment. During your chosen course you will build up a portfolio of evidence to support your study. You will be assessed through practical observations, oral questions, written assignments and internal written papers. You will be expected to attend at least one evening session per week and you will also be expected to practice at home. You will be expected to introduce new clients to the salon. Work experience is an integral part of these courses.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Shampoo and Condition Hair • Promote Services and Products • Cutting Men’s Hair • Cutting Facial Hair • Styling Men’s Hair

duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 3 GCSEs at Grades - D-G EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Salon Reception Duties • Health and Safety • Working with others • Skin Care • Art of Dressing Hair • Applying Basic make up

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT You can apply to progress onto the VRQ Level 3 Hairdressing course or on to an Apprenticeship programme.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can apply to progress onto Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Hairdressing.

HAIRDRESSING C&G DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

HAIRDRESSING C&G DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades - A-D

ENTRY QUALS: Completion of Level 2 in Hair & Beauty Studies

Additional Info:

For health and safety reasons and before you are assessed you must comply with the following: You will require a kit and uniform, which can be purchased through College. Full black shoes must be worn. Hair must be styled. No jewellery except for a flat wedding band and a small pair of stud earrings and a fob watch.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Cutting Women’s Hair • Styling and Dressing Women’s Hair • Colouring Hair • Perming Hair • Hairdressing Design Skills PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT You can apply to progress onto the Diploma Level 3 Hairdressing course or on to an Apprenticeship programme.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Colour Correction • Creative Cutting • Health & Safety Consultation • Dressing Techniques PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT You could further your studies onto your teaching qualification, A1 assessors award or start up on your own.

barbering and hairdressing


INFO:

These courses are very practical and you will be working in a realistic salon environment. During your chosen course you will build up a portfolio of evidence to support your study. You will be assessed through practical observations, oral questions, written assignments and internal written papers. You will be expected to attend at least one evening session per week and you will also be expected to practice at home. You will be expected to introduce new clients to the salon. Work experience is an integral part of these courses.

BEAUTY THERAPY C&G VRQ Level 1 DIPLOMA

BEAUTY THERAPY C&G NVQ Level 2 DIPLOMA

Duration - 1 YEAR

Duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: 3 GCSEs at Grades - D-G

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades - A-D

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Health and Safety • Skincare • Basic Manicure • Basic Pedicure • Apply a Basic Make-up • Themed Face Painting • Nail Art

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Effective Teamwork • Facial Procedures • Waxing Techniques • Manicure & Pedicure and Nail Art • Eye Enhancements • Application of Make-up

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can apply to progress on to a Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Hairdressing.

HAIR & BEAUTY STUDIES C&G NVQ Level 3 DIPLOMA Duration - 1 YEAR

Additional Info:

For Health & Safety reasons, you must comply with the following: • • • • • • •

You are required to wear a uniform; this should be purchased through the College. A uniform must be worn at all times, full black shoes must be worn. Hair must be tied back, neatly, from your face. Jewellery, except a flat wedding band and a small pair of stud earrings is strictly forbidden. Nails must be short and wellmanicured, without nail enamel. Artificial nails are not allowed. A fob watch is acceptable.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of the course you can apply to progress on to a NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Theatrical Make Up.

HAIR & MEDIA MAKE UP LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA Duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: Completion of Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

ENTRY QUALS: GCSE - A-C in English

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Body Massage • Indian Head Massage • Aromatherapy • Stone Therapy • Self Tanning PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT After completion of this course you can, set up your own Business, do a Higher National Diploma in Cosmetic Science plus many other qualifications for you to choose from.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Client Care • Hairdressing • Applying Make-up • Body Art, Face painting, Make up, Theatre and Show Work • Hair Cutting • Hair Colouring PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT After completion of this course you can, set up your own Business, do a Higher National Diploma in Cosmetic Science plus many other qualifications for you to choose from.

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The Level 3 Award in Body Massage (17 weeks) and the Level 3 Award in Stone Therapy (18 weeks) will consist of studying for around 3 hours per week at College and you will also be expected to practice at home. The course is divided into a practical and theory modules, with practical industry sessions. You will be expected to introduce new clients to the Salon. You will be working in a realistic salon environment. You will be assessed through practical observations, assignments, oral and written questions externally set. During the course, you will build up a portfolio of evidence to support your study.

Additional Info:

For Health & Safety reasons, you must comply with the following: • • • • • • •

BODY MASSAGE C&G LEVEL 3 AWARD

STONE THERAPY LEVEL 3 AWARD

Duration - 17 WEEKS

Duration - 18 WEEKS

ENTRY QUALS: LEVEL 2 AWARD IN HEALTH AND SAFETY (BODY MASSAGE UNIT)

ENTRY QUALS: NVQ LEVEL 3 MASSAGE CERTIFICATE

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Practical Body Massage • Anatomy and Physiology • Consultation Techniques • Contra-indications and Contra-actions to Body Massage • The application of Mechanical Massage (G5) and Infra-red Lamp • Health and Safety

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Anatomy and Physiology • History of Stones • Different types of Stones • Contra-indications and Contra-actions to Stone Therapy • The application of Stone Therapy

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Further your studies in Beauty Therapy and Complementary Therapies. Employment opportunities would be as a Massage Therapist In a Beauty Salon, in a Complimentary Therapy Clinic, in Hotels, in Leisure centres, in a gym, in Health Spas and Health Clubs, or you could become Self-employed.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can apply onto a Higher National Diploma in Beauty Therapy, a Degree in Complementary Therapies, Cosmetic Science or Beauty Therapy. You could also find employment as a Beauty Therapist at a Health Farm, Health Club, Salon or you could set up your own business.

You are required to wear a uniform; this should be purchased through the College. A uniform must be worn at all times, full black shoes must be worn. Hair must be tied back, neatly, from your face. Jewellery, except a flat wedding band and a small pair of stud earrings is strictly forbidden. Nails must be short and wellmanicured, without nail enamel. Artificial nails are not allowed. A fob watch is acceptable.

Beauty therapy


i chose accross because...

It’s hard work and it might surprise you the level of some things that you learn, such as anatomy and physiology, but you end up with a real confidence that you know your stuff.

The College has a brilliant reputation for hair & beauty and I’d heard good things about this course from a lot of people. I’d tried beauty therapy in Year 10 and enjoyed it so much I decided to enrol here.

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On these courses you will be studying for 11 hours per week at College and you will also be expected to practice at home. You will be expected to attend three days in College which could include a late night. The course is divided into practical and theory modules, with practical industry sessions. You will be expected to introduce new clients to the salon. This course is very practical and you will be working in a realistic salon environment.

NAIL SERVICES C&G NVQ Level 2

NAIL SERVICES VRQ Level 3 Certificate

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSE - A-C in English

ENTRY QUALS: GCSE GRADE - A-C in English and Completion of Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Manicure • Reception • Pedicure • Gel • Acrylic • Fibreglass • Anatomy and Physiology • Nail Art PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT You can apply to progress onto VRQ Level 3 in Nail Services.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Gel, Acrylic, Fibreglass Sculpting • Business Management • Customer Service • Advanced Nail Art • Airbrushing • Customer Care • Electric Files • Minx Toes • Twinkle Toes PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Higher Education - University

During the course, you will build up a portfolio of evidence to support your study. You will be assessed through practical observations, oral questions, and computer based exams.

Additional Info:

For Health & Safety reasons, you must comply with the following: • • • • •

You are required to wear a uniform; this should be purchased through the College. A uniform must be worn at all times, full black shoes must be worn. Hair must be tied back, neatly, from your face. Jewellery, except a flat wedding band and a small pair of stud earrings is strictly forbidden. A fob watch is acceptable.

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Nail technology


Why study HAIRDRESSING, BEAUTY AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES at accross? Our Seasons Salon opened in September 2007, giving students the opportunity to work at one of the most advanced training salons in the country. The hair and beauty department benefited as part of a multi-million pound campus development and is now established as one of the most up-to-date and well-equipped salons in the area. We have recently opened a dedicated professional nail studio designed to reflect a true industry environment. Our facilities are only part of the reason for our success. You will study under the supervision of experienced tutors who have worked in commercial salons and spas. You can have complete confidence that you will get the support you need as you progress through the course.

Once qualified, all of our hairdressing and beauty therapy students can apply to prestigious and professional health farms, cruise liner companies and salons.

Hair and beauty students at accross take part in regional, national and even international hair and beauty competitions. One of the biggest and most prestigious is the World Skills competition in which a beauty student from accross was placed nationally going on to win the BBC’s Young Beauty Therapist of the year Competition of 2011.

Our students participate in regular master classes with international industry experts including L’Oreal technical trainers, Eve Taylor skincare experts and Jane Iredale professional make-up.

Students learn in a real-life working environment, Seasons Salon. This has undergone a multimillion pound refurbishment and offers five luxurious hair and beauty salons.

Hairdressing and beauty therapy students at accross take part in annual and national educational visits including London.


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INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY ENTRY LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: No formal qualifications are needed for this course.

INFO:

These nationally recognised qualifications offer an opportunity for students who wish to develop customer related skills within a front of house and at the same time developing kitchen skills. Gaining this qualification will open up many opportunities within the Hospitality and Catering Industry. This qualification allows you to develop skills both front of house and kitchen giving an overall view of the industry with prospects to progress onto higher level courses. Some of our past students have achieved Michelin Stars and senior positions in five star hotels. If you are serious about a career in catering, we are serious about helping you to achieve this goal. The courses will develop your practical skills, whilst allowing you to work in the hospitality and catering industry. In addition to working in industry, you will study the theoretical aspects of the course, undertaking practical assessments and theory tests.

Additional Info:

The Hospitality and Catering section is housed in the multi million pound redeveloped Globe Centre in the centre of Accrington; the environment where you will study has been specially designed so that you can gain skills that employers are looking for. We provide a learning experience which is hands-on as well as theoretical in a College that has a long tradition of producing graduates who go on to work at the highest level in a range of premiere catering establishments.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Customer Service • Basic Food Preparation • Basic Cooking • Serving Food • Preparing and Serving drinks PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Gaining this Entry level 3 qualification gives you the best possible insight into the Hospitality Industry and allows progression onto the Level 1 Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service.

PROFESSIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE VRQ LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: No formal qualifications are needed for this course. EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Understand Menus • Bar Service Skills • Introduction to Workplace Skills • Dealing with Payments and Bookings PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course prepares you to progress onto the VRQ Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery or secure a job placement and enrol onto a Level 2 Hospitality Apprenticeship.


PROFESSIONAL COOKERY DIPLOMA VRQ LEVEL 1

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY DIPLOMA VRQ LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-E

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-D and Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Preparing and Cooking a Wide Range of Food Using Various Cooking Methods • Studying Healthier Foods • Investigating the Catering and Hospitality Industry

INFO:

These nationally recognised qualifications will open doors to a range of quality job opportunities nationally and internationally, as well as the opportunity to progress to higher education. You will study in the kitchen areas of the outstanding Hospitality and Catering section, undertaking both theoretical and practical aspects of the industry. Work placements are also offered in a variety of hospitality establishments.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Gaining this Level 1 qualification will give you the best possible start to a professional career in the catering industry and allow you to progress to Level 2.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Advance Culinary Techniques in Preparing and Cooking an Extensive Wide Range of Foods • Exploring the Sector • Menu Planning • Costing and Analysing Catering Operations PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Gaining this Level 2 qualification will give you the best possible start to a professional career in the catering industry and allow you to progress to Level 3.

Additional Info:

The Hospitality and Catering section is housed in the multi million pound redeveloped Globe Centre in the centre of Accrington; the environment where you will study has been specially designed so that you can gain skills that employers are looking for. We provide a learning experience which is hands-on as well as theoretical in a College that has a long tradition of producing graduates who go on to work at the highest level in a range of premiere catering establishments.

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HOSPITALITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 2 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English)

INFO:

These nationally recognised qualifications offer an opportunity for students who wish to develop customer related skills within a front of house situation. Gaining this qualification will open up a world of opportunities for you in the catering industry. Some of our past students have achieved Michelin Stars and senior positions in five star hotels. If you are serious about a career in catering, we are serious about helping you to achieve this goal. The courses will develop your practical skills, whilst allowing you to work in the hospitality and catering industry. In addition to working in industry, you will study the theoretical aspects of the course, undertaking practical assessments and theory tests.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Contemporary World Food • Food and Drink Service • Marketing for Hospitality • The Hospitality Industry • Events Organisation in Hospitality PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced courses in University such as HNC/HND, Foundation Degree and BA Degree.

HOSPITALITY BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Events Organisation in Hospitality • Planning and Managing a Hospitality Event • Principles of Food Safety • Supervision for Catering PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced courses in University such as BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality and HNC IN Hospitality Management.

Additional Info:

The Hospitality and Catering section is housed in the multi million pound redeveloped Globe Centre in the centre of Accrington; the environment where you will study has been specially designed so that you can gain skills that employers are looking for. We provide a learning experience which is hands-on as well as theoretical in a College that has a long tradition of producing graduates who go on to work at the highest level in a range of premiere catering establishments.

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i chose accross because...

the course covers everything, from hygiene and health and safety to practical tasks such as producing three dishes in three hours. you’re working with people

every day and you’re constantly part of a team and making friends, so you become more social and confident. my plan is to do my level 3 and tHen try and get a job in a top restaurant.

Elliot sturgess Studied catering

I really enjoyed the hands-on side of things and decided to enrol on the vrq diploma.


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Get a head start in your career by spending two hours each Friday learning to cook tasty and exciting dishes, whilst making new friends. Start from the very basics including knife skills, weighing ingredients and following recipes. Learn about health and safety, nutrition and hygiene whilst working with food and within a kitchen environment. You will learn through demonstrations and practical activity under the supervision of experienced, friendly chefs in a relaxed environment.

Additional Info:

The 1853 Junior Cooking Academy course runs for two hours on a Friday for 8 weeks at a cost of £8 per week. The cost covers tuition, all ingredients and protective clothing. Learners will take home the dishes that they make. At the end of the course learners will receive a recipe booklet with all the dishes that they have made and a certificate of achievement.

1853 JUNIOR COOKING ACADEMY

1853 SENIOR COOKING ACADEMY

duration - 8 WEEKS (RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR)

duration - 8 WEEKS (RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR)

ENTRY QUALS: To be aged between 11 and 16, have an enthusiastic approach to cookery and a commitment to learn.

ENTRY QUALS: To be aged between 11 and 16, have an enthusiastic approach to cookery and a commitment to learn.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Soups • Meat Dishes • Fish Dishes • Pasta Dishes • Vegetarian Dishes • Cakes • Desserts

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Soups • Meat Dishes • Fish Dishes • Pasta Dishes • Vegetarian Dishes • Cakes • Desserts

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Once completed, learners can progress onto the 1853 Senior Cooking Academy Programme or the Cookery School Programme.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Once completed, learners can progress onto the Cookery School Programme or enrol onto a Hospitality and Catering course if leaving school.


Why study

Hospitality and catering at accross? Would you like to work alongside some of the UK’s top Chefs? How about work experience at the best and most popular hotels and restaurants in Europe?

If you enrol with our Hospitality and Catering department then these are some of the opportunities that could be open to you during the course of your studies. Former graduates have gone on to be Michelin Star holders, an Egon Ronay Chef of the Year and head chefs at some of the UK’s top restaurants. In addition, you’ll be working in a busy, commercial restaurant, getting the opportunity to put your skills and knowledge into practice.

In 2012 the Catering students participated and led the catering provision in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee when she visited Accrington Town Hall. The students prepared and served a 5 star buffet for Her Majesty the Queen.

Celebrity chefs pass on their expertise and skills to students. Our students recently prepared and served lunch to Marco Pierre White in Eatery 1853.

Our students participate in local and national competitions. Recent successes have been runner up in the Spanish Young Chef of The Year and entries in the Gordon Ramsay competition at The Good Food Show.

Students gain experience catering for high profile functions. Recent examples have been the Hyndburn Mayoral Ball.

Our students get daily hands on professional experience working in the busy Eatery 1853 based at The Globe Centre, Accrington.

All students participate in a wide and varied work experience programme. Opportunities are available in many high class and reputable establishments across the country e.g. The Angel Inn at Hetton, The Hilton, Manchester and Rudding Park, Harrogate.


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GAMES DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades D-E EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • 2D & 3D Games • Digital Graphics • Video Production

INFO:

Games development is a vibrant and stimulating area of study; both the Level 2 and Level 3 programmes offer you the chance to be part of an exciting and expanding vocation. You will spend up to 15 hours per week developing your practical skills in digital graphics, computer art, photography, games story development and advertising for games to name just a few units you will study. You will also study theoretical aspects of games development in order for you to develop your skills and knowledge of the games industry.

Additional Info:

The level 3 course provides a challenging alternative to A-Levels and offers a wide range of skills and options designed to cater for the aspirations and interests of those committed to a career in games development. The games development courses are fast moving courses which will allow you to develop your skills in many ways in order for you to become employable at entry level in the games development industry.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On completion of this course, you can apply to progress onto the Creative Media Production for Games Development Level 3 course.

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades D-E EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Understanding the Media • Research for Media Production • Media Skills Development • Video Production • Photography Techniques • Animation PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Students who receive Merit grade or above will be able to continue their studies on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Studies (see page 95).


All Media students on all pathways will be involved in exciting projects that give them amazing opportunities to work in the industry (links with BBC, Accrington Stanley, Pennine Film Festival, Media City and many MORE)


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NEW FOR 2013/14

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION for Sports Broadcasting BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 Duration - 2 YEARS ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Film and Video Editing Techniques • Multi-Camera Techniques • Factual Programme Production • Techniques for Television • Presentation Techniques for Broadcasting

INFO:

The Media Industry is expanding in the North-West due to Media City, the expansion of new media and the vibrant underground film movement. Our courses aim to reflect the industry developing in the region and offer you many pathways of interesting and enjoyable study. Working with the industry and employers has enabled us to develop programmes of study that reflect yours and the industries needs.

Additional Info:

All level 3 Media pathway students will be involved in exciting projects working within the industry. The practical projects vary depending on the pathway but they enable students to produce work to industry standards.

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION for Games Development LEVEL 3 Duration - 2 YEARS ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Computer Art • Games Narrative • Photography • Games Marketing

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Progress to University or Higher Education to do Access to HE football business pathway or UCLan’s Sports Journalism Degree or continue your studies. Join Newspaper, Advertising Agencies, Television and Video Companies.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On completing the course students can progress to University or Higher Education to continue their studies. The remainder enter employment at entry level within the games industry. This course also allows progression on to the College’s own BA (Hons) Film & Digital Media degree validated by Liverpool John Moores University or the Foundation degree in Computer (Software Development) validated by The University of Central Lancashire.

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION for Film and Television BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION for New Media BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

Duration - 2 YEARS

Duration - 2 YEARS

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Music Video Production • Motion Graphics • Photography • Desk Top Publishing • Film • Web Design • Animation • Advertising

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Digital Graphics • Motion Graphics and Composing Video • Understanding the Interactive Media Industry • Web Design • Animation

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Progress to Higher Education to continue your studies by doing our Film and Digital Media degree. Join Newspaper, Advertising Agencies, Television and Video Companies.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Progress to University or Higher Education to continue your studies FDA Computer Software. Join Newspaper, Advertising Agencies, Television and Video Companies.


Why study

Media and design at accross?

When it comes to the media facilities in our new multi-million pound Coppice Centre, we encourage everyone to come in and take a look for themselves. Whatever area of media you’re hoping to specialise in, you can’t help but be amazed at the equipment and facilities you’ll be working with.

Our tutors have a wealth of experience from working in industry before they joined us, so you’ll be learning from a former SKY Sports Cameraman and an award winning designer with years of knowledge and expertise. Former graduates have gone on to work in a range of media related industries including film, television, radio and print journalism. Many other students have gone on to study at degree level.

The media department has great links with lots of high-profile TV companies such as Propeller TV and Red Productions.

Our students gain experience from our masterclasses delivered by high profile industry speakers from across the globe such as Chase Johnston Lynch, director of music videos (Wu Tang Clan).

The College has a strong relationship with the British Youth Film Academy, which means students can experience making a real film with professional actors.

Each year the media department hosts the Pennine Film Festival which attracts guest speakers from all over the world. Recent speakers have included world-famous Directors Alex Cox and Bruno Coppola and Actors Lee Ingleby and Margi Clarke.

Our students take part in regular educational visits to places such as Bradford Film Museum, the BBC and exhibits at galleries across the country.

We also hold our photography Symposium and our Media Exhibition once a year. Check our website for further details: www.accross.ac.uk


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NEW FOR 2013/14 MILITARY ACADEMY

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in public services duration - 12 WEEKS ENTRY QUALS: Entry requirements are negotiable subject to an interview.

INFO:

The accross Military Academy programme is designed to give you the best possible head-start to your Armed Forces career. The programme is aimed at students (male and female) aged 1618 and 19+ who are either considering, or who have decided upon, a career in the Armed Forces.

Additional Info:

Visit military facilities such as training camps and assault courses. Have guidance from Armed Forces Careers Advisors.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Train in a Military-Style Environment at a Training Camp in the Hyndburn Area • Experience Military-Style Discipline and Wear Uniform • Learn about the Armed Forces and their Roles • Take part in Intensive Physical Training, Designed to Prepare you for a Selection of Fitness Tests PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT After completion of this 12 week course you can consider The Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army, or Royal Air Force or improve on your qualification by going on to our Level 3 Adventure Sports & Public Services.


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INFO:

In these courses you will do practical sessions which will involve use of specialist tools and equipment, working on a range of cars from different manufacturers, including customers’ vehicles. There will be opportunities to become involved in developing Kit Cars and other specialist machines. This will lead to an IMI [Institute of the Motor Industry] qualification.

Additional Info:

You will need safety footwear and boiler suits for all workshop sessions and classroom equipment will include pens, pencils and paper. As a full time student you will be given the opportunities to take part in enrichment activities such as cycling, bowling and playing football. As part of your course you may be able to attend Motor Shows and Rallies to enhance your learning.

LIGHT VEHICLE MOTOR ENGINEERING IMI DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

LIGHT VEHICLE MOTOR ENGINEERING IMI DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades - A-D (English, Maths and Science)

ENTRY QUALS: Motor Engineering at Level 1 or relevant industry experience.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Engines • Fuel • Cooling and Lubrication • Braking • Wheels and Tyres • Electricals PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can apply to progress onto Level 2.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Engine Components • Lubrication and Cooling • Chassis Systems • Fuel Ignition and Exhaust • Transmission and Driveline Components PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can apply to progress onto Level 3.

LIGHT VEHICLE MOTOR ENGINEERING IMI DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: Motor Engineering at Level 2 or relevant industry experience. EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Component faults • Diagnosis and Rectification of Transmission • Driveline Faults • Inspecting Vehicles PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This qualification prepares learners for our HNC Programme of study.

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INFO:

These courses are made up of theory work in the classroom and practical sessions in the Stubbylee workshop in Bacup. Practical sessions will involve the use of specialist tools and equipment and work on a range of motor vehicles from different manufacturers, including customers’ vehicles. There will also be opportunities to become involved with a wide range of additional motor engineering activities, including involvement with developing racing motorcycles and other specialist machines.

MOTORCYCLE LEVEL 1

MOTORCYCLE LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: 3 GCSEs at Grades - A-D (English, Maths and Science)

ENTRY QUALS: Motorcycle Level 1 or relevant industry experience.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Operating Principles Brakes, Engines, Steering and Suspension • Assembly • Routine Maintenance

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Removal • Refitting • Servicing • Repairs • Electrical Units and Components

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can apply to progress onto Level 2.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can apply to progress onto Level 3.

MOTORCYCLE LEVEL 3 duration - 1 YEAR

Additional Info:

A good level of English and Maths is required on all course levels. As a full-time student you will be given the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities such as cycling, bowling and playing football. As part of your course you may be able to attend motor shows and competitions to enhance your learning. You will need safety footwear and overalls for all workshop sessions and classroom equipment will include pens, pencils and paper.

ENTRY QUALS: Motorcycle Level 2 or relevant industry experience. EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Diagnosis of Motorcycles System Faults • Vehicle Science • ICT for Vehicle Repair PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can move onto Motor Engineering HNC.

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INFO:

These courses are made up of theory work in the classroom and practical sessions in the workshop. The sessions will cover light motor vehicle repair, maintenance and construction with a focus on the electrical and electronics side. Practical sessions will involve the use of specialist tools and equipment and work on a range of motor vehicles from different manufacturers, including customers’ vehicles. There will be opportunities to become involved with a wide range of additional motor engineering activities. These qualifications also include the interpretation of data from system symptoms and diagnosis of non-complex system faults. It provides essential knowledge for auto-electricians working on vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

Additional Info:

You will need safety footwear and boiler suits for all workshop sessions and classroom equipment will include pens, pencils and paper. As a full time student you will be given the opportunities to take part in enrichment activities such as cycling, bowling and playing football. As part of your course you may be able to attend motor shows and rallies to enhance your learning.

AUTO-ELECTRICAL AND DIAGNOSTICS IMI DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

AUTO-ELECTRICAL AND DIAGNOSTICS IMI DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: GCSEs at Grades - A-D (English, Maths and Science)

ENTRY QUALS: Auto-Electrical and Diagnostics at Level 1 or relevant industry experience.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • SI and CI Engines and Components • Steering and Suspension • Vehicle Maintenance • Braking Systems and Components

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Locating and Correcting simple Electrical Faults • Enhancing Vehicle Electrical Systems • Inspecting • Overhauling Electrical Units

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can apply to progress onto Level 2.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can apply to progress onto Level 3.

AUTO-ELECTRICAL AND DIAGNOSTICS IMI DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: Auto-Electrical and Diagnostics at Level 2 or relevant industry experience. EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Diagnosis and Rectification of the Engine • Electrical Faults • Transmission and Chassis • Auxiliary equipment PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On successful completion of this course, you can move onto Motor Engineering HNC.

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CENTRESTAGE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA

CENTRESTAGE ACADEMY OF MUSICAL THEATRE BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA

duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-E EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Acting Skills • Urban Dance • Production Process

INFO:

These full time courses are designed to give students practical experience in Performing Arts, backed up with academic study to underpin and contextualise their knowledge. Academic studies involve research into the history of performing arts, working logs and evaluations of work undertaken, and an approach to budgeting and marketing performances. Taught skills classes lead to performances in front of student audiences and invited paying audiences.

Additional Info:

Students have a fabulous opportunity to study in our exciting, new, professional theatre and dance studio. We also offer the opportunity to become involved in an exciting new project with the British Youth Film Academy - you have the opportunity to perform in a real film production alongside professional actors such as Todd Carty; just one of the many stars of stage and screen offering to work with students. We are the only College in the area to be offering students this exciting opportunity. Films made with BYFA have already been screened at BAFTA and Odeon Cinemas.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Successful completion of your course will give you the opportunity to audition for the BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts or you may wish to move into Media.

CENTRESTAGE ACADEMY OF DANCE BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA duration - 2 YEARS ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Urban Dance • International Dance • Dance Performance • Choreography Principles PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Study Higher Education at Dance/ Drama School or University. Train as a Choreographer, Workshop Loader or a Community Dance Artist.

duration - 2 YEARS ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma (merit or above) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Jelly Dance • Singing Skills • Acting Skills • Physical Theatre • Musical Theatre PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Study HE Level at a Drama School or University. Train as a Teacher, Actor, Singer, Dancer, Workshop Leader, Theatre in Education Practitioner, Community Performer Director.


i chose accross because...

as soon as i came for the interview i thought “this is the place to be!” it had great, new facilities and the tutors are helpful and very respectful and supportive towards you. i’ve done lots of diverse stuff since i’ve been here, from script writing to urban dance and then you get the thrill of performing to 150 people a night in your performances. i enjoy it on daily basis as there’s a really bubbly atmosphere. i’ve already been offered places at university, so now it’s a matter of deciding which place is best for me.

cain garvin studied performing arts


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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY BTEC Level 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA

APPLIED SCIENCE Level 2 DIPLOMA IN Applied science duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 2 YEARS ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English, Maths)

INFO:

These courses prepare students for many roles in the science sector, for example as a technician in the areas of a laboratory or industrial science. This qualification (the level 3) can also be used to progress onto Higher Education Institutions to study a science related degree.

Additional Info:

If you complete this course you could study: Forensic Science, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy, Optometry, Radiography or even chemistry related courses such as Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Higher Education level. You can gain employment as a Quality control technician/analyst, Medical physics technician, with the forensic science service or in the chemistry industry.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Understand the Principles of Sustainable Development • Sustainable Communities • Science for Environmental Technicians • Energy management

ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grades D-G (includes English, Maths) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Chemistry and our Earth • Energy and our Universe • The Living Body • Science in Medicine • Diseases and Infections • Working in a Science-Based Organisation

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course prepares you for employment in the areas of conversation/sustainability or for entrance to Higher Education in the field of Environmental Science, Sustainable Development etc.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course prepares you for many roles in the science sector, for example: as a technician in the areas of a laboratory or industrial science. This qualification will allow you to progress onto any of our Level 3 Science programmes.

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied science

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied science

duration - 2 YEARS

duration - 2 YEARS

ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English, Maths)

ENTRY QUALS: 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English, Maths)

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Fundamentals of Science • Scientific Investigations • Scientific Practical Techniques • Using Mathematical Tools in Science • Microbiological techniques

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Scientific Practical Techniques • Using Mathematical Tools in Science • Clinical Psychology • Biomedical Science • Diseases and infections

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course prepares you for employment (see additional info) or to progress further by doing a Higher Education qualification.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course prepares you for employment (see additional info) or to progress further by doing a Higher Education qualification.


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INFO:

These courses offer you the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge in Sport through exploring topics in groups and as an individual, both in College and through additional activities. Assessment is on-going throughout the course via course work which you build into a portfolio to give you a final overall grade.

Additional Info:

You will need to contribute towards the cost of visits, additional activities and uniform. These courses provide excellent preparation and training with an emphasis on the development of skills across a range of sport disciplines. Students will be given the opportunity to embed theoretical learning in a practical setting.

SPORT AND LEISURE BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

EXERCISE AND FITNESS BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 1 YEAR

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades E and below

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-D (includes English, Maths)

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Working in Sport and Leisure • The Healthy Body • Personal Effectiveness • Financial Management • Organising Events • Taking Part in Sport • Customer Service PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT With successful completion of this course you may want to continue onto the BTEC Diploma Level 2.

DEVELOPMENT, COACHING AND FITNESS BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English or Merit Level in the BTEC Level 2 Diploma) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Sports Nutrition • Sport in Society Exercise • Psychology for Sports • Performance Sports • Sport Injuries and Exercise Massage • Working with Children PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT With successful completion of this course you may want to continue onto a University Degree course.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Anatomy and Physiology • Instructing • Exercise and Fitness • Practical Sport • Planning and Leading • Sports Activities • Fitness Testing PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT With successful completion of this course you may want to continue onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.


i chose accross because...

i’d like to go to university next and eventually go into sports coaching and teaching.

phil haig studied sport

i came to the College after leaving the army and i’ve really enjoyed the course and the amount of material you cover such as physiology, fitness aNd technical sports coaching.


SPORT ACADEMIES


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INFO:

This is a one or two year full-time course, giving boys/girls aged 16-19 the opportunity to gain a vocational or academic qualification whilst still developing football skills. Academic studies will total around 19 hours per week on the appropriate course of choice; there will be at least six hours a week of coaching from UEFA A and B coaches, including a personalised training and nutrition programme for each player and the chance to play in the Elite British College’s League and trial for regional and national squads. Access to a full time ex FA Premier League and current under 17’s England physio for treatment of injuries and rehabilitation programmes.

Additional Info:

The course will include pre-season training and an opportunity to play teams from outside the UK (these trips will be subsidised but some costs may have to be met by students). Students will also need to provide relevant sporting equipment but will be supplied with free training kit – please note that the Academy has a partnership with Under Armour and this means we can offer equipment at cost prices.

GIRLS/BOYS FOOTBALL ACADEMY LEVEL 2

GIRLS/BOYS FOOTBALL ACADEMY LEVEL 3

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 2 YEARS

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-D (includes English,Maths)

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English,Maths)

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Fitness Training and Programming • Practical Sport • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport • Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Sports Coaching • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise • Practical Individual & Team Sports • Sports Nutrition • Organising a Sport Event

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On completion you can lead into Male or Female Football Development Schemes; Soccer Scholarships in the USA and trials for professional football clubs. With successful completion of this course you may want to continue onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Football-wise, some candidates may progress onto semi-professional or even professional footballer status. The academy has progression routes through Blackburn Rovers, Accrington Stanley etc.

FOOTBALL STUDIES LEVEL 2

FOOTBALL STUDIES LEVEL 3

duration - 1-2 YEARS

duration - 2 YEARS

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-D (includes English,Maths)

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English,Maths)

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Fitness Testing • Lifestyle of the Sports Performer • Planning and Running a Sports Event • Sports Coaching • Practical Sport

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Analysis of Sports Performance • Psychology for Sports Performance • Sports Injuries and Sport and Exercise Massage • Practical Team Sports

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT On completion you can lead onto Men’s Football Development Schemes; Soccer Scholarships in the USA and trials for professional and semi professional clubs.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT Football-wise, some candidates may progress onto semi-professional or even professional footballer status. The academy has progression routes through Blackburn Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Preston North End. The College’s Foundation Degree programmes or other Higher Education programmes.


INFO:

This is a one or two year full-time course, giving boys and girls aged 1619 the opportunity to gain a vocational or academic qualification whilst still developing basketball skills. Academic studies will total around 19 hours per week on the appropriate course of choice; there will be at least six hours a week of coaching from Level 3 coaches, including a personalised training and nutrition programme for each player.

Additional Info:

Vocationally, this course can lead to candidates progressing onto semiprofessional status. The Basketball Academy also has progression routes through Rossendale Raptors Basketball Club. The opportunity to trial for regional and national squads is also available.

BASKETBALL ACADEMY LEVEL 2

BASKETBALL ACADEMY LEVEL 3

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 2 YEARS

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-D (includes English,Maths)

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English,Maths)

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport • Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport • Lifestyle of the sports performer • Exercise and Fitness Instruction • Planning and Running a Sports Event

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise • Practical Individual & Team Sports • Sports Nutrition • Organising a Sport Event • Analysis of Sports Performance • Psychology for Sports Performance

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course will allow students to progress into employment in the health & fitness sector, sports development and sports coaching amongst other careers. Progression routes are also available through Rossendale Raptors.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course will allow students to progress into employment in the health & fitness sector, sports development and sports coaching amongst other careers. Students can also progress onto the College’s Foundation Degree programme or other Higher Education programmes.


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INFO:

This is a one or two year full-time course, giving boys and girls aged 1619 the opportunity to gain a vocational or academic qualification whilst still developing golf skills. Academic studies will total around 19 hours per week on the appropriate course of choice; there will be at least six hours a week of coaching from professional coaches, including a personalised training and nutrition programme for each player.

Additional Info:

Vocationally, this course can lead onto Golf Development Schemes and potential scholarships in the USA; The College’s Foundation Degree programme or other Higher Education programmes based elsewhere. The Academy has progression routes through Rossendale Golf Club and Lancashire Golf.

GOLF ACADEMY LEVEL 2

GOLF ACADEMY LEVEL 3

duration - 1 YEAR

duration - 2 YEARS

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-D (includes English,Maths)

ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English,Maths)

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport • Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport • Work Experience in the Sports Industry • Exercise and Fitness Instruction • Lifestyle of the sports performer

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise • Practical Individual & Team Sports • Sports Nutrition • Organising a Sport Event • Analysis of Sports Performance • Psychology for Sports Performance

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course will allow students to progress into employment in the health & fitness sector, sports development and sports coaching amongst other careers.

PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT This course will allow students to progress into employment in the health & fitness sector, sports development and sports coaching amongst other careers. Students can also progress onto the College’s Foundation Degree programme or other Higher Education programmes.


TRAVEL & TOURISM


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TRAVEL & TOURISM BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

TRAVEL & TOURISM BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

duration - 1 YEAR ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-D (includes English, Maths)

INFO:

These courses will develop you as an individual and gain a range of skills and knowledge, not just through your regular exciting programme of visits to a wide variety of destinations, but by working in small groups on actual Tourism & Leisure visits and events. From these, you will produce work that will be assessed builds into a portfolio and which will give you your final grade.

EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • The UK Travel and Tourism Sector • UK Tourism Destinations • Understanding Customer Service • Planning a Trip to a Visitor Attraction • Residential Study Visit PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT With successful completion of this course you may want to continue onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism or into employment.

duration - 2 YEARS ENTRY QUALS: 4 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (includes English, Maths) EXAMPLES OF MODULES AND UNITS YOU WILL COVER: • Conferences and Exhibitions • Handling Air Passengers • Hospitality Operations • European Destinations Attractions • Travel Operations PROGRESSION & EMPLOYMENT With successful completion of this course you may want to continue onto a University Degree course or into employment.

Additional Info:

You will need to contribute toward the cost of activities, residential and visits. These courses provide excellent preparation and training with its emphasis on the development skills which employers find particularly attractive for working in Personnel, Call Centres, Tour Operators, Cabin Crew, Resort Representatives, Tourist Information or National Trust.

Travel Office Working in partnership with:

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Why study Travel & tourism at accross? This year marks a huge investment by the College as WE HAVE installed a state-of-the-art mock ‘Cabin’ to give you practical experience of what it’s like to work as a cabin crew member. Presented in your cabin crew uniform and using our mock aircraft interior you will learn the underpinning knowledge and develop the practical skills required to work as a cabin crew member. You’ll also get to work at our newly built Travel Office at the Broad Oak Campus where you will get the opportunity to work in a realistic environment. During this time you will deal with customer enquiries and provide advice on holidays and other related travel products such as foreign exchange. You will train to provide professional advice and will liaise with customers as well as hotels, tour operators, visitor attractions and transport providers.

Students are guaranteed interviews with Monarch and BMI British Midland on completion of the cabin crew course providing they also meet the essential criteria of each airline (Level 3 only).

Students who successfully complete their NCFE Resort Representatives qualification and meet the minimum criteria are guaranteed interviews with Thomas Cook (Level 2 only).

Students take part in numerous educational visits including a residential. In recent years this has included London, Barcelona, Paris, Cyprus and Rome.

Students learn vital business skills for the travel and tourism industry such as customer service, marketing and finance.

Students take part in a two week work placement at an organisation of their choice which provides them with invaluable experience of working within the Travel and Tourism Industry (Level 3 only).


Higher Education why wouldn’t you?

£5,900

We will be charging tuition fees on most full-time degrees from September 2012!


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The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) who oversees higher education in England reviewed all we do in spring 2012. They liked the way we extensively use the quality assurance framework for higher education to underpin our delivery. They also noted that the academic support we provide to our students is "highly beneficial to student learning". Accrington and Rossendale College offers a combination of honours degrees, professional qualifications and innovative foundation degree courses which are validated by highly respected universities. Thousands of local residents have changed their life by gaining a Higher Education qualification which enhances their career prospects and allows them to reach their full potential. Our aim is to continue to improve individuals’ work and career aspirations and we have many success stories to tell about students gaining work, promotion or improving work practices due to studying with us. If you decide to come to Accrington and Rossendale College we can offer:

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High quality teaching and learning by well qualified staff Personal academic support to give you the confidence to succeed and maximise your potential Excellent access to academic resources and online learning platform A Higher Education Centre opened in August 2012 to improve facilities for our HE learners even further Free laptop or iPad when you start to make sure you can access online facilities and do your studies. If you progress to your second year you get a bonus (£50 voucher) Competitively priced fees providing outstanding value for money


how do i apply?

There are several routes into Higher Education:-

Access to Higher Education Diploma (AHED)

Continuous Professional Development

The traditional route With A / AS-Levels, a BTEC National Diploma or an Advanced GNVQ.

Choose between five career routes:

In selected programme areas we offer the opportunity to study just the part of an undergraduate programme, that you need to progress in your career.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) route This allows your previous skills and experience, gained through work, home or other duties, to count towards higher education entry. Joining an access course route A one year Access to Higher Education Diploma (AHED) is an ideal foundation for degree level study. These courses have been specially designed for adults returning to study and are a proven and successful route to Higher Education. The courses running at our College have high success rates – actually some of the best in the country.

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Adult Nursing Professions Science & Allied Health Professions Social Science – Social Work Social Science – Community Work Football Business

Access to Higher Education courses have been designed and developed with the support of universities and therefore are widely recognised by all UK universities and Colleges. We will help you apply for your place, whether you decide to stay here or you would like to study somewhere else.


our courses are: Computing and Information Technology FdSc Computing (Software Engineering) Media, Design and Performance Arts BA (Hons) Film and Digital Media FdA Music Production FdA Theatre and Performance Health, Social and Child Care BA (Hons) Early Years (Childhood Studies)* BA (Hons) Health and Applied Social Studies FdA Alcohol and Substance Misuse Work FdA Early Years (Childhood Studies) FdA Health and Social Care FdA Mental Health Work * One year top-up from Foundation Degree

Sport and Fitness FdA Sports Coaching FdSc Sport and Exercise Science Accounting, Administration and Business Level 4 Diploma in Accounting Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Business and Administration HNC in Business HND in Business

Construction and Motor Engineering HNC in Construction HND in Construction Hospitality and Catering HNC in Hospitality Management Management Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership Teaching and Education BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development Certificate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education - Lifelong Learning (PGCE) Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS and E-PTLLS) Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTTLs) Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTTLs) Access to Higher Education Access to Higher Education Diploma in… …Football Business …Health and Social Care Professions …Social Science

For more details on our courses and how to apply and secure your place please contact the higher education office on… (01254) 354047 OR (01254) 354117 www.accrosshighereducation.co.uk

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Course index 38 APPRENTICESHIPS

71

42 LAND BASED STUDIES - HARWOOD EDGE FARM

76 BARBERING AND HAIRDRESSING

44 ACCESS TO FE

78 BEAUTY THERAPY

46 ADMINISTRATION

80 NAIL TECHNOLOGY

50 ADVENTURE SPORTS AND PUBLIC SERVICES

84 HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

52 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

36

THE STANHILL ACADEMY FOR ENTERPRISE

56 CHILDCARE

SUPPORTED BY ILYAS KHAN(NEW)

58 COMPUTING AND IT

92 MEDIA AND DESIGN

61 BRICKWORK

98

62 ELECTRICAL

100 MOTOR VEHICLE

63

104

PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION

WOOD OCCUPATIONS

PUBLIC SERVICES - MILITARY ACADEMY

PERFORMING ARTS

64 FLOORCOVERING

108 SCIENCE

65 GENERAL CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS

110

SPORT AND FITNESS

66 INTERIOR DESIGN

114

SPORT ACADEMIES

67 LANDSCAPING

118

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

68

122 HIGHER EDUCATION

PAINTING & DECORATING

69 PLASTERING 70 PLUMBING

SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTING YOUNG PEOPLE AND VULNERABLE ADULTS POLICY Accrington and Rossendale College recognises that its staff and students have an important role to play in safeguarding the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and preventing abuse. The College has a comprehensive protection policy to ensure that the welfare of our students is always placed at the centre of all activities. If you would like to see a copy of this policy please contact the Information+ Centre on 01254 354354. Alternatively the policy can also be viewed on our web site at: www.accross.ac.uk/theCollege/Learner_Support

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY Accrington and Rossendale College is committed to the active pursuit of an equality and diversity policy which addresses the need and right of everyone in College to be treated with respect and dignity, in an environment in which a diversity of backgrounds experience is valued. It aims to ensure that all staff and students whether existing or potential receive fair and equal treatment when applying to, or working as, members of the College, and to counter any attitudes and behaviour which deny opportunities to people simply or primarily because of their: • Age • Gender reassignment • Race • Sexual Orientation • Marriage and civil partnership

• Disability • Pregnancy and maternity • Sex • Religion or belief


Where are we? Accrington and Rossendale College Centres: Broad Oak Campus Broad Oak Road, Accrington, Lancashire. BB5 2AW accross at the Waterside Unit 1, St James Court West, Accrington, Lancashire. BB5 1NA Eatery 1853 The Globe Centre, St James Square, Accrington, Lancashire. BB5 0RE Seasons Salon Coppice Theatre, Broad Oak Campus, Broad Oak Road, Accrington, Lancashire. BB5 2AW stubbylee vocational centre Stubbylee, Stubbylee Lane, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 T_01254 389933 F_01254 354001 E_info@accross.ac.uk W_www.accross.ac.uk

BEING A GREEN COLLEGE

Accrington and Rossendale College prides itself on being a green organisation, which has undertaken a series of initiatives designed to reduce the size of our carbon footprint.

Accrington and Rossendale College exists to provide high quality education and training to the widest range of local people.

We promote the use of sustainable resources and discourage wasteful or damaging environmental practices and continue to raise awareness and understanding of environmental issues among all staff and students.

The details in this course guide were correct at the time of print. The College however, reserves the right to alter the information contained in this publication at any time. Classes will run subject to sufficient student numbers, please check with our staff if you want to be sure that a programme is running or a specific facility is in operation. Please call the College’s main reception with any enquiries you may have on (01254) 389933.


Broad Oak Campus, Broad Oak Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 2AW accross at the Waterside, St James Court West, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1NA Eatery 1853, The Globe Centre, St James Square, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 0RE T_01254 389933 E_info@accross.ac.uk

F_01254 354001 W_www.accross.ac.uk

Accrington and Rossendale College Full-Time Prospectus 2013-14  

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