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full-time prospectus 2013/14 ‘scotland’s best community college’


By changing nothing, nothing changes.

Please Note The description of the College’s courses in our prospectus and on our website represents the College’s aspirations as to what will be delivered. However, for various reasons, the courses actually delivered may be different. For example: funding for a course (whether from the Government or from the College’s charitable donations or other sources of income) may be reduced or withdrawn; there may be insufficient interest in a course which means that it is uneconomic or unviable to deliver; there may be a change to the College’s other resources, such as staff or accommodation, which affect the delivery of a course. A change could involve the replacement of a course with a new course, variations to course content or structure, the merger of courses, or the withdrawal of a course. The College may make a change to a course for the reasons set out above, or for other reasons where it is reasonable for the College to do so. If there is a change to a course about which you have expressed an interest, the College will let you know as soon as possible. By expressing an interest about a course to the College, you agree to these rules about changes to courses.


a word from

the principal

As Scotland’s best community college, we have an excellent reputation to live up to. As we approach a new era our over-riding aim will be to build on our strengths and deliver the best service we can to the Angus community. We will continue to improve lives by realising aspirations and by achieving excellence in learning, facilities and leadership. We look to the future with ambition in our eyes. Over the coming months, we will be working closely with Dundee College with a view to combining our expertise, talents and resources to create a new single college for Tayside. The merged college will come into operation during 2013/14 and will continue to operate from the current campuses in Arbroath and Dundee and the outreach centres throughout Angus. For students applying for courses in 2013/14, it will be very much business as usual with a wide variety of courses and progression routes on offer in both Dundee and Angus. After the merger, we plan to enhance opportunities for students, maintaining local access and enhancing progression opportunities where possible. Within the pages of this prospectus, you will find a wide range of programmes which are on offer in Angus. Many of these may be familiar to you, others may be areas you had not thought of but which now attract your attention and capture your interest. Many of our courses are designed to provide pathways to employment; others provide progression routes to further or higher levels of study and we have a number of agreements with university partners which allow you to use the College as a stepping stone to degree level study and beyond. Whatever your chosen subject, staff at the College will ensure that you are well supported and that the time spent with us is not only worthwhile but highly enjoyable. They will challenge you to do your best so that the skills that you acquire and the certificates you achieve gain the future recognition that they deserve. At the same time, they will encourage you to become involved in student life and to have your views and opinions heard as part of the very important learner engagement of the College. We want to ensure that our students don’t simply attend College but are fully engaged in their learning experience; a learning experience which we continuously strive to enhance and improve. I look forward to personally welcoming you to our College in August 2013. Principal John C Burt, OBE

Principal John Burt with the student member of the Board of Governors - Tatiana Zorina

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a word from the principal student representative council (src) volunteering opportunities angus centre for enterprise college facilities photo gallery access to university and highers

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administration, business, management and accounting animal care and landbased industries art and design care computing and information technology construction engineering english for speakers of other languages (esol) hairdressing and beauty hospitality social science sport and fitness supported education work-focused training student services campus map understanding the qualifications funding information your application how to apply

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student representative council (src) “

The opportunities to get you engaged really are endless - we'll provide those opportunities and the support you need to get involved… you just have to take the first step! And if you don't fancy taking on an official role, but want to talk about your learning or your college experience, you can pop down to the Learner Engagement Office for a cuppy and blether… the door's always open.

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student engagement Be all you can be!

Did you know that college can be SO much more than just being a student! From class reps to web designers to party organisers, the list of extra curricular activity can be endless... as is the list of extra skills that you can gain for your C.V. to impress future employers! (In this current climate the job market is fierce. We can help build your knowledge, skills and experiences‌ and make sure you shine bright!) Getting involved in your SRC (Student Representative Council) can open up fantastic opportunities for you. Not only will you meet like-minded people and form friendships, but you will have opportunities to improve the College for current and future students, visit other colleges and attend meetings and conferences throughout the UK. As an added bonus, you can be rewarded with a nationally recognised volunteering certificate. There are two ways to become actively involved with the SRC: This is the direct approach: you get involved in the work and life of the SRC; you take on a role that suits you - in the public eye - or working behind the scenes; you attend monthly meetings with other members; you interact with college staff at all levels; you play an important role in enhancing the college experience for your fellow students. You can become a Class Rep: you represent your classmates. It is vital that students get a say in how their education is delivered and supported; and it is vital that their voices are heard! As Class Rep, you will work in partnership with your lecturers to ensure that your classmates are receiving the best learning experience possible. You will also attend the occasional meeting with the SRC to ensure that all student issues and developments are being recognised.

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College is brilliant I have really enjoyed my time here.

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volunteering opportunities

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Get ahead of the game and become a student volunteer! There are hundreds of different ways to volunteer all over Angus. No matter who you are, how much time you have to give or what your reasons for volunteering are, Angus College can support you in identifying a suitable volunteering opportunity that will support your learning, gain formal accreditation, build your CV and best of all have the feel good factor! You could volunteer in our very successful student representative council, sports coaching, teaching, volunteering with alcohol or homelessness organisations, organising fundraising events, putting your culinary skills to good use or help preserve the environment. All of these opportunities are available to you and many, many more.

I’ve learned how to organise and lead a project - I couldn’t even organise myself before! Student Volunteer

Being involved has taught me very useful life and working skills like organisational skills, team work and how to process ideas into reality. Student Volunteer

Interested?

If you are interested in becoming a student volunteer or would like to find out more about volunteering and the accreditation routes we offer, then please visit the Advice Centre or speak to your tutor.

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enterprise.angus.ac.uk

Don’t just dream it - do it! If you dream about having your own business or want to be more enterprising, we have a new facility on campus made for you. It’s just been open for a year and we have already welcomed over 1000 people through our FREE programme of events and workshops.

The ongoing programme can be found at:

enterprise.angus.ac.uk

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm To book, call Pauline on 01241 432722 pauline.mcdonald@angus.ac.uk

Supporting new business start-up and business development across Angus.

angus centre for

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enterprise


college facilities

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library The College Library is here to help and support you with your studies. Here, you’ll find a place for work and study and our facilities include an area for quiet, individual study, tables for small group work and PC access. We have a wide selection of books and magazines covering the subject areas taught in the College and our Virtual Library is the place to access our e-books, helpsheets and online materials. The Library is also the place to buy stationery, top-up your printing account or browse through a selection of daily newspapers. Library staff are always on hand to help with any questions or problems you have finding information or using our IT facilities. You will find us on ground floor of the CALC building. We are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm and can be contacted by phone on 01241 432717 or email: library@angus.ac.uk

Library Opening Hours: Monday - Friday . 8.30am - 5pm

learning technology suite The Learning Technology Suite (LTS) is an area in the College where as a student you can relax, meet friends, study, access the internet, e-mail and access social network sites in a friendly and flexible learning environment. Staff are always on hand to support, help and advise whenever necessary. The LTS has a total of 49 PCs and 50 laptops, installed with the latest software you need for producing essays, reports, databases, spreadsheets and much more. Both PCs and laptops can be booked out in advance and wireless access throughout means that you can study anywhere in this area. We also have study areas which are spaced throughout the Suite for individual, group and class study. The LTS also houses our 'Flex IT' where you can study a variety of IT courses from beginner to advanced level. From fun classes making cards and calendars to certified courses such as ECDL, Drop-In runs throughout the year and is a truly flexible programme with classes to suit all. The cafĂŠ style tables and soft leather seating area located close to vending machines means you can relax with refreshments throughout the day and catch up with the latest news and college announcements on the plasma screen. Contact the Learning Technology Suite Officer, Amanda Craig for further information on 01241 432627 or email: amanda.craig@angus.ac.uk

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helping hands nursery

award-winning!

Our on-campus nursery provides childcare for children aged two and a half to five years old. The purpose-built nursery offers: Friendly, qualified and experienced staff From one to ten sessions per week Secure outdoor play area The ability to combine college childcare funding with Angus Council pre-school funding The national Curriculum for Excellence If you would like to discuss your childcare needs or arrange a visit, call Steph:

Helping Hands Nursery 01241 432726

For information on availability and prices, call Brenda:

Student Services 01241 432604

For information on funding your nursery place, call our Student Funding Advisors:

Student Funding 01241 432743

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a place to meet, eat, relax... The Pods Two social ‘pods’ located in the Arbroath campus with leather sofas, internet access and plasma TVs to let you relax and meet up with friends.

Meet to Eat There’s plenty of choice when it comes to eating at Angus College. Two Pitstop cafes offer real value for money - homecooked meals, a fresh sandwich and salad bar and snacks throughout the day plus weekly specials and competitions. The hospitality students are the hosts at Restaurant 56 - their training restaurant in the Esk Building. Here you will find something a bit special, all prepared, cooked and served by the students in the new-look restaurant. Open for lunch throughout the year and from December to May for dinner, there’s lots of opportunity to enjoy this fabulous place. The students also opened and operate Cafe 56 located in the Angus Centre for Enterprise, also in the Esk Building. This facility offers speciality coffees, freshly baked treats and takeaway food.

To book a table at Restaurant 56, call Rhoda on 01241 432612

Relax & Revitalise At Inspire, the calming environment of the beauty suite and energy within the hair salon, combine to offer a range of pampering treatments and styling options. Prices are extremely affordable and your visits allow our trainees to practice and improve their skills to become successful therapists and stylists.

To book an appointment call 01241 432652

inspire mind/body/soul

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hairdressing Winners at the Aberdeen College Hair & Beauty Festival 2012

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animal care

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Making shortbread for international participants at the WorldSkills competition in London


construction Preparation being carried out by construction students for the installation of a new bike shelter

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Students in the landbased team work hard all year to keep the college grounds looking good.


computing Students building their robot in preparation for the team’s Robot Wars event

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art Students setting up for their annual exhibition

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business & admin Ross Gauld, Angus College’s youngest ever recipient of the European Computer Driving Licence certificate with College Principal, John Burt and staff from the business and administration team

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engineering

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Agriculture students on a ploughing practical near Arbroath

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Access to Uniformed Services students on an expedition at the saddle between Crow Craigies and spot height 874 in Glen Doll

sport and fitness

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Some of the award winners at our annual NC award ceremony held in June

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Students and staff from the Supported Education team about to embark on a team building day

supported education

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Students and staff from the sport and fitness team hosted a football tournament with local secondary school children.

sport and fitness

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Social Care students working with partners Angus Arts on an innovative project to explore creativity in enhancing and supporting communication in a social care context. The practice was featured nationally in the SSSC news (Scottish Social Services Council).

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access to university and highers

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This course has been fantastic, inspiring and rewarding! The tutors, staff and classmates have been amazing which has made this a great experience for me. Highers are a great opportunity to 'pick and mix' the education you want while also providing you with essential skills and qualifications for life and education or employment progression. Gary Paterson

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Certificate in Highers SCQF Level 6

Who is this course aimed at? If you are looking to enter higher education or further education at HN level, you can study a range of Highers in this programme. This may be a way to get a step up on the employment ladder; enter the employment market or your first step towards entering careers where HNCs, HNDs or degrees are required. What entry requirements will I need? Completion of a relevant National Certificate at Intermediate 2/SCQF level 5 and/or entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and a diagnostic test. School leavers must have the following criteria to study the following subjects: To study Higher Maths: School leavers must hold a maths Standard Grade at credit level or Intermediate 2 at A or B pass. To study Intermediate 2 Maths: School leavers must hold a maths Standard Grade at general level or Intermediate 1 at A or B pass. To study Higher English: School leavers must hold an English Standard Grade at credit level or Intermediate 2 pass at A or B. How and where will I study? One year full-time at the main campus in Arbroath. As well as a good choice of subject areas, you will also be given guidance on progression to higher education and will learn the essentials of study skills which will be crucial to you throughout your learning period. Areas such as investigation skills, problem solving, numeracy, IT and working with others will also form part of your programme. What will I study on this course? Throughout the course you will choose three subjects from Highers in English, Psychology, Modern Studies and Intermediate 2 Maths as well as undertaking Information Technology and Guidance. If any of the choices listed above are unsuitable there may be the option to infill into Higher History, Higher Maths or Higher Sociology, all of which run in the evenings. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of the course may lead to a variety of degrees at universities throughout Scotland or HN level study at colleges.

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Access to University Study (SWAP) SCQF Level 5-6

Who is this course aimed at? Have you been out of full-time, formal education for three years? Do you want to undertake a course which offers progression for mature learners to study at university level? If yes to both, this course is designed to meet your needs. The Access to University Study is aimed at individuals who have had a break in their formal education but are seeking a route to return to education at university level to undertake a wide range of degrees. What entry requirements will I need? A personal interview will be carried out to determine if the above SWAP criteria are met. A diagnostic test will also be undertaken to determine whether you have the required level of communication and literacy skills. How and where will I study? One year full-time at the main campus in Arbroath. As well as a good choice of subject areas, you will also be given guidance on progression to higher education and will learn the essentials of study skills which will be crucial to you throughout your learning period. Areas such as investigation skills, problem solving, numeracy, IT and working with others will also form part of your programme. What will I study on this course? This course offers a choice in the units undertaken and throughout the course you will choose subjects from Highers in English, Psychology, Modern Studies and Intermediate 2 Maths as well as undertaking Information Technology and Guidance. If any of the choices listed above are unsuitable there may be the option to infill into Higher History, Higher Maths or Higher Sociology, all of which run in the evenings. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of the course will lead to a range of possible progression routes into a wide variety of degrees at universities throughout Scotland. In addition to the full-time Access to University Study and Certificate in Highers courses there is opportunity to choose selected Highers and units with some subjects offering the option to study by distance learning.


administration, business, management and accounting

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Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my NC Administration & IT course! I met great people, learned new and interesting skills, had fun along the way and I am now looking forward to completing my HNC. Would definitely recommend the NC to anyone! Holly Pountney

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SkillZone

SCQF Level 3-6

Leaving or left school? Thinking of coming to college but still not sure what you want to do as a career? Let Angus College's SkillZone course help you.

There is an option of continuing to a second year in SkillZone where you can further develop your Business and Administration skills through:

What entry requirements will I need? There are no formal entry requirements for this course. How and where will I study? This course is held in a specially designated area where you can study on an individual timetable at a pace to suit your own abilities. What will I study on this course? The SkillZone will help you to focus on your own needs in relation to your future. With an emphasis on personal development, you will be supported to develop various skills that will enable you to make informed choices. You will study: 1 Introduction to Personal Development 2 Personal Development Award, where you will: • Improve your self-reliance and confidence in working and negotiating with others • Develop task management skills • Demonstrate practical abilities in a range of contexts • Raise awareness of your own qualities, feelings, achievements and areas of development 3 PC Passport, where you will undertake the following units: • Introduction to the Internet and Online Communications • Introduction to IT Software and Presenting Information • Introduction to IT Systems

Job and progression routes? Progression to NC Administration & Information Technology or other NC programmes. Should you have undertaken a work experience placement during the course, employment by the placement provider may be a possibility.

6 Core Skills of Numeracy, Communications, Working with Others and Problem Solving

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Available in Arbroath only.

4 Business and Administration SVQ Level 1 Units: • Accept instructions to manage and improve own performance in a business environment • Contribute to working with others in a business environment • Using e-mail 5 Measuring and Assessing Soft Skills

1 SVQ Level 2 Business and Administration (range of units available) 2 Practical Administration Skills 3 Practical IT Skills 4 Employability and Progression 5 Core Skills of Numeracy, Communications and Working with Others

When I started SkillZone I had no qualifications because I left school early due to bullying. This really knocked my confidence and I had no self esteem. Through the support and care of the tutors and great friendship from students I was able to build my confidence and learn to like myself again. The tutors believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. I won best vocational student from SkillZone and am now doing my Highers. Victoria Falcon


National Certificate Administration

HNC Administration & Information Technology

Who is this course aimed at? Administration plays an integral role in all organisations and provides a wide range of employment opportunities. This highly practical course will develop the administrative and IT skills which are essential requirements of today’s modern workplace. It provides ideal opportunity to build your confidence and will appeal to those wishing to return after a career break or those looking to enter the job market for the first time.

Who is this course aimed at? This comprehensive course equips students with the relevant up-to-date knowledge and skills needed to succeed within today’s contemporary business environment.

SCQF Level 4-6

What entry requirements will I need? There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However all applicants will be asked to attend an interview. How and where will I study? This course can be undertaken in Arbroath, Forfar or Montrose (subject to satisfactory numbers). What will I study on this course? This course covers the main subject areas of office related information technology and word processing, administration, business communications, telephone communication and customer service skills. Students may be given the opportunity to undertake the full NC Administration Group Award. Job and progression routes? Typical career paths from this course may be to employment as administrative assistants and receptionists, etc. Successful completion of the course will allow entry into HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology or other HN courses, or alternatively, to SVQ Level 2 in Administration. The course can also be undertaken in Arbroath with options in Finance – see Page 16.

Part-time options may be available for some courses call 01241 432725 for information

SCQF Level 7

What entry requirements will I need? Two Highers (including English), or NC Administration & Information Technology including Communications & IT at Intermediate 2 level. It may also be possible to obtain entry to the course on achievement of an SVQ Level 2 or 3 in Administration. Life skills and relevant business or industrial experience may also allow entry to the course, subject to availability. References may be followed up and all applicants will be invited to attend an interview. How and where will I study? This course can be undertaken in Arbroath, Forfar or Montrose (subject to satisfactory numbers). What will I study on this course? Students are introduced to Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database and PowerPoint. The Office Administration module encourages active evaluation of business communications and an insight in to underpinning legal aspects of the office/business environment. To assist report writing skills there is a Communication unit and a Personal Development Planning unit to prepare students for academic/employment progression. Optional units may include (subject to numbers) Creating a Culture of Customer Care, SAGE, Payroll, Leadership at Work, Managing and Working with People, Medical Terminology for Administration Staff and Hospital Patient Administration. These options are by no means exhaustive and are available to Year 1 and Year 2 students maximising the range of options you can study over 1/2 years. Job and progression routes? A range of administrative jobs will be open to you with this qualification. Progression to HND Administration & Information Technology, if available. It may be possible to progress to Year 2/3 at university through the articulation arrangements which are in place with several Scottish universities.

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HND Administration & Information Technology (Year 2)

SCQF Level 8 Who is this course aimed at? Students who have successfully completed the HNC Administration & Information Technology. The HND Administration & Information Technology is again a highly successful qualification with successful students either progressing into higher education or employment. What entry requirements will I need? HNC Administration & Information Technology with the preferred 15 credits. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview. How and where will I study? The course will be delivered at the main college campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? The HND extends the knowledge and understanding from the HNC with students studying core units in Advanced Word Processing, Advanced Spreadsheets, and Advanced Databases. Individual presentation skills will be further enhanced and developed in the Presentation Skills module. The Office Management unit equips students with important knowledge pertaining to contemporary business concepts such as Change Management, Recruitment and Selection and Training and Development. Other core modules include ICT in Business and Developing the Individual within a Team. Optional units may include (numbers dependent) Managing and Working with People, SAGE, Payroll, Leadership at Work, Introduction to Law, Medical Terminology for Administration Staff and Hospital Patient Administration. A total of 30 credits (from HNC and HND year) are required to achieve the Group Award. Job and progression routes? It may be possible to progress to Year 2/3 at university through the articulation arrangements which are in place with several Scottish universities or apply for a range of administrative jobs.

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Apply online at: www.angus.ac.uk

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National Certificate Administration (with Finance options) SCQF Level 4-6

Who is this course aimed at? Administration plays an integral role in all organisations and provides a wide range of employment opportunities. This highly practical course will develop administrative, IT and finance skills which are essential requirements of today’s modern workplace. It provides an ideal opportunity to build your confidence and appeal to those wishing to return after a career break or those looking to enter the job market for the first time. What entry requirements will I need? No formal qualifications are required. How and where will I study? This course is available in Arbroath only. What will I study on this course? This course covers the main subject areas of office related information technology and word processing, administration, business communications, telephone communication and customer service skills. You can also undertake options in the finance area including book-keeping and payroll which will allow you to progress to employment in a variety of accounting areas. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of the course will allow entry into HNC Accounting, HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology, or alternatively, to SVQ Level 2 in Administration. Typical career paths may be to employment as accounts assistants dealing with purchase/sales ledgers, administrative posts in book-keeping, payroll or general administrative posts. This course can also be undertaken with additional IT options – see Administration section - page 13.

HNC Accounting SCQF Level 7

Who is this course aimed at? This course is designed for those who are interested in the area of accounting. This practical course will introduce and develop your skills in supplying, interpreting and advising on financial information. It allows entry on to the career ladder and gives you the choice of which direction you wish to pursue. For those in the workplace, the course may be studied on day release over a period of two years if full-time numbers permit. What entry requirements will I need? Two Highers (including English) or relevant industrial experience or NQ Administration & Information Technology (with Finance Options) including Communications & IT at Intermediate 2 level. How and where will I study? One year full-time although a range of flexible part-time and distance learning options are also available. What will I study on this course? Subject areas covered include accounting, costing, computerised book-keeping and payroll. Job and progression routes? The HNC can act as a springboard for those wishing to progress on to a professional accounting qualification. This includes exemption from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Level 1 examinations. Successful completion of the HNC may also give direct entry to a range of degree programmes at university. Successful students can find employment opportunities such as assistant accountant, payroll clerk, senior book-keepers or purchase/sales ledger supervisors in industry, business and commerce in the private and public sectors.

I arrived at Angus College to do NC Administration with Finance option and in the relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere of the college I learned and developed many new skills. I made new friends of all ages and enjoyed the learning experience so much that I returned to do HNC Accounting. Coming to Angus College has given me more confidence in myself and the chance of new opportunities in the future. Caroline Simpson

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animal care and landbased industries

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As I have progressed from the NC animal care course through to my HND year I have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course as the tutors have made the learning behind the course enjoyable. Having the animal care facility in the college allows us to have the best hands-on learning experience and for me that has been a great help. When people are struggling there is always that support from the class and the tutors to help you through, as they all want everyone to achieve their goals. Lisa Horsburgh

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Introduction to Animal Care SCQF Level 4

Who is this course aimed at? This course is an excellent starting point for anyone hoping to lay the early foundations for a career in animal care. The course covers a wide range of animals, including small mammals which we keep as pets as well as fish, birds and farm animals. If you enjoy caring for and handling animals and want to get more experience of working and caring for them - come and join us on this route into animal care. What entry requirements will I need? There are no specific academic entry requirements for this course. Applicants will have a two-part interview - in part one you will demonstrate that you fit the programme criteria (reading, writing and numeracy skills). Part two has a practical element where you will show your ability to handle and care for a variety of small animals. The offer of a full-time, unconditional place will be dependent on successful completion of both stages of the interview. How and where will I study? The course is both classroom-based and practical, taught by well-qualified, experienced staff. One year full-time or there may be part-time opportunities to study individual subjects. What will I study on this course? A hands-on approach in our Animal Care Unit will give you the confidence to handle, feed, water and health check a range of small animals. In addition you will be introduced to larger animals at the Glebe, handling animals such as sheep, goats and ponies. These practical sessions will be backed up by classroom sessions to give you a greater understanding of health & safety issues, animal care and welfare. Personal development and team building skills form an important part of the course. Job and progression routes? Successful students may be able to progress onto NC Animal Care (see entry requirements for NC Animal Care).

Part-time options may be available for some courses call 01241 432725 for information

NC Animal Care SCQF Level 5

Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at those wanting a solid foundation in animal care studies. The course aims to build a strong grounding of knowledge and understanding, supported by a range of practical activities in the Animal Care Unit. What entry requirements will I need? For Progressing Students: Candidates who have successfully completed all units on the Introduction to Animal Care programme and achieved all essential skills at Level 4 (Intermediate 1) or above may apply but entry is not guaranteed. Acceptance onto the course will also be based on attendance, performance and enthusiasm on the introductory course along with a satisfactory reference from your tutors on the introductory course. For New students: Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate previous experience or enthusiasm with animals. You should have achieved at least two General and one Credit Level Standard Grades (Grades 3 or 4) or an equivalent. For all applicants: Entry on to the programme will be based on an interview, your existing qualifications and evidence of your own motivation and enthusiasm. Final selection will be based at the tutor's judgement of your suitability for the programme. How and where will I study? This highly popular course is taught in both a classroom and practical setting by well-qualified, experienced staff including a veterinary surgeon. You will study for one year full-time; however there are opportunities to study individual units from the course. The programme is based on the main college campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? You will study topics such as Feeding, Accommodation and Handling, Breeding of Small Animals and Caring for their Young along with science-based subjects such as Anatomy and Physiology and Parasitology. In your practical classes, you will undertake routine health care and feeding and handling techniques for small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, aviary birds and reptiles. You will be expected to become proficient at handling the full range of animals in our animal care facility. Job and progression routes? Care Assistant working in boarding establishments, SSPCA, Guide Dogs or pet shops. Successful students showing a high degree of motivation may be able to progress on to the HNC or HND Animal Care at Angus College (see separate entry requirements).

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HNC Animal Care SCQF Level 7

Who is this course aimed at? This course aims to give you a deeper understanding of animal care and associated industries. It will take you to a level where there are many interesting job opportunities. The excellent level of training offered on this course means the HNC Animal Care is well respected amongst many employers as well as universities. If you are unable to attend on a full-time basis the College can offer part-time study, over two years. For those of you who just wish to brush up on particular skills, it may be possible to undertake individual units. Entry on to the programme will be based on an interview, your existing qualifications and a demonstration of written communication skills as well as evidence of your own motivation and enthusiasm for the course. Final selection will be based on the tutor's judgement of your suitability for the programme. What entry requirements will I need? For Progressing Students: Successful completion of all 16 NC Animal Care units including a high pass mark in the end of unit assessments and a pass in communications, numeracy and IT at SCQF Level 5 (Intermediate 2) or above. Students must have an excellent record of attendance. Additional requirements will be detailed on your college notice board. For New students: Due to the scientific nature of many of the course units, new students should have two Highers (or equivalent) in ‘academic subjects’ at grade C or above (ideally one of which, should be in a science subject). Students without the required qualifications may wish to consider beginning at NC Level and working towards the HNC course. Students who have already completed the NC at another further education college will be considered but should be aware that a favourable reference will be sought from your previous college, prior to acceptance on the course. How and where will I study? The course is mainly college-based at the Arbroath campus with field trips where appropriate. One year full-time or two years part-time. Opportunities to study individual subjects are also available.

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What will I study on this course? Following on from skills learned at National Certificate level you will gain a deeper understanding of key issues such as Nutrition, Health and Disease, Animal Behaviour, Anatomy and Physiology, Handling and First Aid and Welfare. Job and progression routes? Examples of possible employment opportunities may include SSPCA, Dog Wardens, boarding establishments, veterinary practices. Many students progress to HND year two at Angus College and, in the past, have progressed into Higher Education e.g studying for degrees in zoology or veterinary nursing.

HND Animal Care (Year 2) SCQF Level 8

Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at those who wish to enter an animal care employment area at an advanced level. Many previous students have chosen to progress to degree study and have entered higher education on year 2 or year 3 of specific programmes - though this is at the discretion of the individual centre. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC Animal Care at Angus or from other Scottish colleges with a comparable programme. Acceptance will be based on your performance on the HNC/HND Year 1 programme. Attitude to your studies will be a key factor, including quality of work, assessment performance and submission of all work by agreed deadlines. How and where will I study? The course will be mainly college-based. Infill onto individual subjects is also available with the course currently delivered over two 18 week blocks. What will I study on this course? In addition to studying the key animal care elements such as Avian Care, Reptiles and Amphibians, Behaviour and Drugs and Medicines at a higher level, the course will give the necessary supervisory, management and business skills to prepare you for the level of work appropriate to this qualification. Job and Progression routes? Self-employment, animal care technicians, management positions in veterinary practices. Degree programmes at university e.g. students have progressed to veterinary nursing, animal care and welfare or zoology or the sciences. Interested students should check the entrance requirements of individual universities.


Countryside Skills: An Introduction (Int 1)

Certificate in Landscape Gardening

This course includes the qualification SVQ Level 1 Landscape Gardening SCQF Level 4

This course includes the qualification SVQ Level 2 Horticulture/Landscape Gardening) SCQF Level 4-5

Who is this course aimed at? If you enjoy working outside and thinking about a future in the landbased industries, but not sure which area is best for you, then this is the course for you, to help you make the correct decision - from landscape gardening and horticulture to estates, agriculture and animal care - then this is the course for you. This hands-on course is a great ‘taster’ for the range of courses we offer. You will be working across a range of different sites, in and around the College and around Angus. Giving you a range of practical skills that you will be able to use in a range of employment options. What entry requirements will I need? There are no specific entry requirements for this course, but you should have competent reading, writing and numeracy skills and you should have a keen interest in this area. Entry onto the programme will be based on interview and adequate relevant information on the completed application form. How and where will I study? The course is hands-on and based on practical work with some classroom sessions to enhance understanding and knowledge of the different subject areas. The course is one year full-time however there may be part-time options for those wishing to select parts of the programme. What will I study on this course? Basic skills in grounds and estate maintenance, landscape gardening techniques, tree and shrub planting, machinery operation, sustainability, agriculture and even animal handling! These units will be taught mainly on site through involvement in practical day-to-day tasks. Job and progression routes? Practical-based careers with landscape gardening companies, local authorities or private estates. Career progression onto other landbased courses. On completion of this course all successful students will be interviewed for the NC level (see entry requirements for NC courses).

Who is this course aimed at? This course is designed for those who want to make a career in the horticultural or landscape industries but it may also suit those who just want to take their interest one step further and develop their skills. It may also suit those considering self employment. What entry requirements will I need? For Progressing Students: Candidates who have successfully completed all units on the Introduction to Countryside Skills programme and achieved all essential skills at Level 4 (Intermediate 1) or above, may apply but entry is not guaranteed. This will also be based on your attendance, performance and enthusiasm on the Introductory course. For New Students: There are no specific entry requirements for this course but as it is at Intermediate 2 (SCQF 5) level, students should have achieved some good Standard Grades and have competent reading, writing and numeracy skills. Entry onto the programme will be based on an interview and completed application form. Applications are also welcomed from those holding other appropriate qualifications and/or experience. How and where will I study? The one year full-time course is taught in both a classroom and practical setting by well-qualified, experienced staff. It will run on the main College campus and on sites around Angus. There will also be a number of educational visits and excursions. It will also be possible to just do the SVQ part of the course on a part-time basis if you are unable to do all the course units. It may be possible to study individual units part-time. What will I study on this course? Students will undertake theoretical and practical sessions in soft landscaping, garden design, machinery, horticulture, plant identification, hard landscaping and horticultural science. Job and progression routes? To SVQ Level 3 in Horticulture/Landscape Gardening. Alternatively, this qualification could lead to you working with a landscape construction firm, plant nurseries, plant retailers, local authorities and private estates or as a self-employed gardener.

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National Certificate in Agriculture SCQF Level 5-6

Who is this course aimed at? Agriculture forms a very important part of the Angus economy and new, skilled employees are always sought after. This well established course, which will give you the qualification of a National Group Award enables you to learn many different skills relating to various aspects of agriculture including livestock and crops. What entry requirements will I need? Students should have competent reading, writing numeracy and IT skills along with a high degree of motivation for things agricultural. You will also require appropriate Standard Grades or equivalent that will show that you have the potential to work at SCQF level 6. Entry on to the programme will be based on your qualifications, experience, an interview and a short written exercise that relates to the course and its’ level. How and where will I study? The course has a strong practical base but classroom work will be an essential element of all units.The College’s site at St Vigean’s Glebe has a small sheep flock and an excellent range of farming equipment. To supplement these facilities the College has strong links with many local farms specialising in different aspects of agriculture where many visits and practicals are undertaken. One year full-time or it may be possible to study individual units part-time. What will I study on this course? You will learn through the many hands-on activities in areas such as Farm Maintenance, Tractor Operations, Livestock Health and Welfare, Feeding, Combinable Crops Grassland and ATV Operations. A number of theory sessions will involve a reasonable degree of classroom work. Job and progression routes? Working on a crop or livestock farm. HNC Agriculture at the Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Apply online at: www.angus.ac.uk

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Introduction to Art & Design SCQF Level 3

Who is this course aimed at? An excellent introduction to all aspects of Art & Design for those of you who may not have had the chance to begin to build up a portfolio. Throughout the course, you can also take the opportunity to increase any academic qualifications which might enhance your chance of progression at a later stage. An ideal platform for those who are unsure which area of Art or Design they wish to focus on. What entry requirements will I need? As part of the application process you will be asked to submit a selection of your art/design work which can demonstrate to the tutor’s satisfaction that you have the ability and enthusiasm to complete the course successfully. How and where will I study? The art and design courses are delivered in three spacious studios enjoying natural daylight and adorned with still life objects. A computer suite, printmaking facilities, a darkroom for black and white photography development and ceramic and sculpture workshop add to the portfolio of accommodation available. The majority of student course work is practical, hands-on project based investigation, experimentation and realisation. What will I study on this course? Starting at a basic level, the course focuses on exploring visual images and developing personal ideas which can then be realised in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and basic animation. Job and progression routes? Successful completion may give you access to NC Portfolio Art or a range of other National Certificate programmes.

Apply online at: www.angus.ac.uk

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Certificate in Portfolio Art SCQF Level 4-5

Who is this course aimed at? This course has had considerable success in ensuring students achieve their goal of a first-class portfolio for progression on to higher education. Every effort is made to provide a comfortable and creative working environment where you can feel relaxed and expressive in your course of study. To ensure successful progression, you can also upgrade any necessary academic qualifications such as Highers. The College has excellent links with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art as well as many other significant further or higher educational establishments. What entry requirements will I need? As part of the application process to the Portfolio Art course you will be asked to submit a portfolio of art/design work which can demonstrate to the tutor’s satisfaction that you have the ability to complete the course successfully. How and where will I study? The course is delivered in three spacious studios enjoying natural daylight and adorned with still life objects. A computer suite, printmaking facilities, a darkroom for black and white photography development and ceramic and sculpture workshop add to the portfolio of accommodation available. The majority of student course work is practical, hands-on project based investigation, experimentation and realisation. Students have experienced study trips to culturally significant locations including Barcelona, Prague and Liverpool. What will I study on this course? Talented and creative staff work closely with you to develop your creativity in the core areas of Life Drawing, Analytical Drawing, Painting and Design as well as other areas of interest such as Sculpture, Photography and Printmaking. Job and progression routes? The opportunity to progress onto HNC Fine Art or other HNC programmes or if academic qualifications are suitable, entry to a degree programme.


HNC Contemporary Art Practice

HND Contemporary Art Practice (Year 2)

Who is this course aimed at? Students on this excellent course have had notable success in achieving art college placements.The HNC Contemporary Art Practice is seen as an equivalent to the three Highers necessary for art college entry.

Who is this course aimed at? The HND in Contemporary Art Practice course has been designed for those students who have completed a 15 credit HNC in Contemporary Art Practice who wish to improve their portfolio of work and increase their technical skills.

What entry requirements will I need? A substantial portfolio of relevant and recent art work which can demonstrate, to the tutor’s satisfaction, that you have the ability, enthusiasm and initiative to complete the course successfully.

What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of the HNC in Contemporary Art Practice. At interview, the student must demonstrate that they fill all of the programme criteria and have the necessary will to succeed. The presentation of a portfolio of work will also be required.

SCQF Level 7

How and where will I study? All art and design courses are delivered in three spacious studios enjoying natural daylight and adorned with still life objects. A computer suite, printmaking facilities, a darkroom for black and white photography development and ceramic and sculpture workshop add to the portfolio of accommodation available. The majority of student course work is practical, hands-on project based investigation, experimentation and realisation. Study trips to culturally significant locations including Barcelona, Prague and Liverpool have previously been experienced by students. What will I study on this course? An advanced level course covering a broad range of art related areas with strong portfolio based subjects - Life Drawing and Painting, Observational Drawing and Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture. Job and progression routes? Any art and design related employment. Progression on to an HND or degree programme.

SCQF Level 8

How and where will I study? All students on this course have their own individual studio space where they can research and work throughout the length of their studies. A computer suite, printmaking facilities, a darkroom for black and white photography development and ceramic and sculpture workshop add to the portfolio of accommodation available. Assessment will be continuous throughout the year and all exercises will be practical. What will I study on this course? The course covers the following areas: Lens-Based Media Development and Production, Painting Development and Production, Professional Practice, Cultural Identity and Exhibition of Contemporary Art Form. Job and progression routes? Any art and design related employment. Successful students wishing to continue their study can progress onto a degree programme.

It’s really great having your own personal space to work in throughout the course – having your own stuff around you and on the walls. Inspirational! Lily Beattie . HND Contemporary Art Practice

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I recently made the massive decision to take a voluntary redundancy package from an office job in order to follow a lifelong ambition to work in social care. Initially the thought of coming to college was quite scary, but the tutors were really helpful and encouraged me to take a distance learning module as a taster in preparation for full-time study. The HNC Social Care is the perfect course choice to enable my career change. I love the balance between classroom- based and practical hands-on experience and I am so glad I made the decision to follow this route! Debra Middleton . HNC Social Care

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Certificate in Early Education & Childcare Intermediate1

Certificate in Early Education & Childcare Intermediate 2

Who is this course aimed at? If you are interested in laying the foundations for a career working with children then this is the ideal starting place. Throughout this course we aim to make your experience informative and fun whilst developing your citizenship, employability and personal skills through teambuilding activities. This course actively encourages applications from both male and female candidates.

Who is this course aimed at? This course is for those who may be returning to education or who have just left school and wish to continue their studies. Applications are actively encouraged from both male and female candidates.

SCQF Level 4-5

What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. How and where will I study? Study will take place at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Subjects include Child Development, Play, Parenting, Care of Children along with core skills in communications, numeracy and ICT. Through academic study in the classroom and a short placement, you will have the opportunity to learn about children’s development and needs, how to provide play activities and parenting skills. Job and progression routes? Playgroup assistant, crèche worker and nanny. The majority of students progress to Early Education & Childcare Intermediate 2 or Early Education & Childcare at Higher Level.

SCQF Level 5

What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. How and where will I study? This excellent locally devised childcare course consists of a number of units aimed at developing skills, knowledge and understanding of children 0-12. Study will take place at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Subjects include Health, Development, Safety, Play and First Aid along with core skills in numeracy, communication and ICT. You will also be offered an opportunity to practise these skills in a placement with children. Job and progression routes? Childcare Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Playgroup Assistant, After School Club Assistant, Nanny. Students have the opportunity to progress to National Certificate Early Education & Childcare at Higher Level.

Part-time options may be available for some courses call 01241 432725 for information

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National Certificate Early Education & Childcare at Higher Level SCQF Level 6

Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at candidates who wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification at Higher level. This course actively encourages applications from both male and female students. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have Standard Grades at 1, 2 or 3 level or National 5. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at the Higher level. How and where will I study? Study will take place at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? This course allows candidates to study, in depth, the knowledge and skills required in the early education and childcare sector to work with children 0-12 years. To make your time on this course realistic you will be given the opportunity to undertake placements in local nurseries and schools where your confidence will grow in working alongside professionals in supporting children’s development and learning. It is also available to gain one academic Higher within the award based on Child Development, Theory and Health. Other topics covered include Play, Children’s Rights and Protection and Behaviour.

HNC Early Education & Childcare SCQF Level 7

Who is this course aimed at? This course is ideally suited for candidates who have an interest in working with children 0-12 years and wish to continue their studies in the child care area.This course actively encourages applications from both male and female candidates. What entry requirements will I need? National Certificate Early Education & Childcare Group Award at Higher, SVQ 2 Children’s Care Learning & Development or relevant experience in Early Education and Childcare plus knowledge of Child Development. Entry is subject to a selection/ recruitment process which consists of two interviews. An initial interview to assess suitability of course to candidate. The final part of the process will consist of an interview with College staff and a placement provider. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have achievements at Higher level as well as child care experience. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at this advanced level. How and where will I study? Study will take place at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Building on the Early Education and Childcare Higher you will study in depth the theory, policies and understanding of children’s development and learning which will enable you to be a confident and competent practitioner.

Job and progression routes? Support for Learning Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Playgroup Assistant, Out of School Care Depute.

A significant proportion of the course is learning within workplace settings such as local authority nurseries, private nurseries and primary schools where you will have the chance to put theory into practice as part of a professional team. Throughout the course your confidence will grow as you gain new skills in areas including research, observations, communication and team working.

Many students also progress on to the HNC Early Education & Child Care. This Group Award will allow you to register as a support worker with the Scottish Social Services Council.

Job and progression routes? Early Years Practitioner, Playgroup Leader, Family Support worker, Classroom Assistant, After School Club Play Leader, Early Intervention Assistant. BA Childhood Practice, BSc Behavioural Sciences, university degree programmes in Social Work. The group award will allow you to register as a practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council.

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Certificate in Health & Social Care - Intermediate 1 SCQF Level 4

Who is this course aimed at? This is an ideal starting point for learners embarking on a career in care as it provides a basic knowledge and understanding of care skills and values required to work in either a health or social care setting. This locally devised course is an ideal starting point for those who have had no previous experience in a care setting. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. How and where will I study? You will study for 15 hours per week at the main College campus in Arbroath and a teambuilding activity may also take place in the Saltire Centre, Arbroath. What will I study on this course? During the course you will be given the opportunity to study ‘Skills for Work’ Health sector course which includes Health Awareness, Life Science, Working Safely, Health Sector: An Introduction and Roles & Responsibilities in Care. Other units include Values and Principles in Care, HIV & Hepatitis - An Introduction, Sociology & Psychology for Care and Prevention of Infection and Core Skills (communication, numeracy and IT). Job and progression routes? Employment in various care settings as a care assistant. Subject to interview and references - progression to Certificate in Health & Social Care at Intermediate 2 or the Certificate in Health, Social & Childcare at Intermediate 2 based in the Montrose Learning Centre. This course runs 9.30am-1pm, five mornings a week.

Certificate in Health & Social Care - Intermediate 2 SCQF Level 5

Who is this course aimed at? An excellent course covering a range of health and social care subjects. This course is ideal for those who may be returning to education or are unsure of the care specialism they wish to pursue i.e. health or social care or who have successfully achieved Certificate in Health & Social Care at Intermediate 1 level. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. Successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. How and where will I study? You will study for 15 hours per week at the main College campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? During the course you will gain an understanding of health and social care which may be further enhanced by a care placement within a local care environment. The placement opportunity is for approximately 1 day a week for 24 weeks. This exciting and challenging course features continuous assessment throughout. Subjects covered are Psychology for Care, Mental Health An Introduction, Values and Principles in Care, HIV Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, First Aid and Prevention of Infection & Safety in a Care Setting and Core Skills (communication, numeracy and IT). Job and progression routes? Health/SocialCare Assistant, Home Carer. Subject to interview and references - progression to the Certificate in Health Care at Higher level or Certificate in Social Care at Higher level.

Apply online at: www.angus.ac.uk

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Certificate in Health, Social & Childcare Intermediate 2 SCQF Level 5

Who is this course aimed at? This course sets down the foundations for people wishing to gain knowledge and understanding for either a career in a care setting or to further their studies in childcare, health care or social care. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. How and where will I study? Through academic study in the classroom you will have the opportunity to learn about various areas of care related issues. This highly successful course is offered in our Learning Centre in Montrose and runs mornings only. There may be the opportunity for a practical placement in a care setting. What will I study on this course? During the course you will gain an understanding of health and social care and childcare which may be further enhanced by a care placement within a local care environment. This exciting and challenging course features continuous assessment throughout. Subjects covered are Sociology and Psychology for Care, Mental Health - An Introduction, Child Care, Values and Principles in Care, HIV, Hepatitis B: An Introduction and Health Eating in a Care Setting. Job and progression routes? Nursery Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Home Carer, Social Care Assistant. Possible progression to the Certificate in Health Care at Higher Level or the Certificate in Social Care at Higher Level or National Certificate Early Education & Childcare at Higher Level.

This course is delivered in Montrose, hours are 9.30am-1pm, five mornings per week.

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Certificate in Health Care at Higher Level SCQF Level 6

Who is this course aimed at? This course will extend and develop your knowledge gained on the Certificate in Health & Social Care at Intermediate 2 programme. It is also suitable for learners who can demonstrate the ability to produce academic work to Higher level. This course is useful preparation for learners who wish to undertake HNC Health Care or progress onto nurse education programmes. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of the Certificate in Health & Social Care at Int 2 and/or entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have Standard Grades at 1, 2 or 3 level. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at Higher level. How and where will I study? Full-time or part-time study at Angus College with e-learning opportunities. What will I study on this course? This course covers a variety of Higher level subjects which are relevant to careers in health care. Students gain work experience with placements within NHS Tayside and other local care providers. Students will learn about a variety of subjects such as First Aid, Biology, Care Values, Psychology, Sociology and Working in Health and Social Care. Job and progression routes? HNC Health Care or onto degree programmes in nursing at Dundee University, The University of Abertay, Dundee or Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Students may also seek employment within health care in support worker roles or with the ambulance service.

Part-time options may be available for some courses call 01241 432725 for information


Certificate in Social Care at Higher Level

HNC Care and Administrative Practice

Who is this course aimed at? This course will extend and develop knowledge gained on the Certificate in Health & Social Care Intermediate 2 programme. It is also suitable for learners who can demonstrate the ability to produce academic work to Higher level. This course is useful preparation for learners who wish to undertake HNC Social Care in the future.

Who is this course aimed at? This advanced course is predominantly skills-based and is designed to provide learners with a broad sense of knowledge and skills to begin their career development in health care. It is useful preparation for those wishing to progress to nurse education programmes at university.

SCQF Level 6

SCQF Level 7

What entry requirements will I need? Completion of the Certificate in Health & Social Care at Int 2 and/or entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have Standard Grades at 1, 2 or 3 level. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at Higher level. How and where will I study? Full-time at Angus College with e-learning opportunities.

What entry requirements will I need? Completion of the Certificate in Health Care or Certificate in Social Care at Higher or applicants who have relevant health care experience. Entry is subject to a selection/recruitment process which consists of two interviews. An initial interview to assess suitability of the course to the candidate. The final part of the process will consist of an interview with College and university staff. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have achievements at Higher level. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at this advanced level. All candidates will be required to undertake a health check.

What will I study on this course? A variety of higher level subjects which are relevant to a career in Social Care. Students gain work experience with placements provided by Angus Council Social Work & Health and other local care providers. Students will learn about a range of subjects including Care Principles & Practice, Supporting People in Care Settings, Working in Health & Social Care and Dementia.

How and where will I study? Full-time at College with e-learning opportunities.

Job and progression routes? Students may seek employment within social care as social care officers/support worker roles.

Job and progression routes? Candidates may seek employment in the NHS in health care support worker roles.

Progression to HNC Social Care or HNC Social Sciences may also be considered.

Successful completion of this course may enable candidates to enter the second year of certain nursing degree programmes or consider further study at SCQF level 8 in health, business or management.

What will I study on this course? Students will develop nursing skills working alongside members of a health care team during a substantial placement. A variety of health related subjects will be studied including Biology, Sociology, Care Principles and Essential Skills for Nursing.

When considering a career in nursing, the HNC Health Care was the pathway to make this a reality. Although I was the only male in the class and older than many of my fellow students, it soon became clear this wasn’t an issue and we supported one another through the course. I am thankful to Angus College for the opportunity and assistance along the way. In September I successfully registered as an adult nurse and I am now working at Ninewells Hospital. Gordon Swinton . HNC Health Care

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HNC Social Care SCQF Level 7

Who is this course aimed at? The main aim of this programme is to provide an integrated course of values, skills and knowledge to equip the learner in working effectively in a range of care settings. The programme design is based on collaboration with employers and universities enabling you, on successful completion, to enter employment or higher education and registration with the SSSC. What entry requirements will I need? Formal/informal care experience is essential. Entry is subject to a selection/recruitment process which consists of two interviews. An initial interview to assess suitability of course to candidate. The final part of the process will consist of an interview with college staff and the placement provider. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have achievements at Higher level and relevant care experience. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at this advanced level and relevant care experience. How and where will I study? One year full-time (two days at college, two days placement and one day online study) or part-time opportunities may be available if already working within the social care sector. What will I study on this course? Students will develop practical care skills working alongside a social care team in Angus. Learners undertake a substantial placement in order to assess the SVQ element of the course. The theoretical basis of this course entails subjects such as Sociology, Psychology, Social Care Theory and Social Policy. A notable amount of delivery for this learning is online. Job and progression routes? Support worker, social care/community care officer. Working with older people, people with mental health issues, those with physical and learning disabilities and children and young people. Successful completion of this course may enable progression to university degree programmes in Social Work, Social Science and Community Education.

Part-time options may be available for some courses call 01241 432725 for information

Apply online at: www.angus.ac.uk

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Very good course. The content is more enjoyable and more useful than I thought it would be. Support at college is better than it was at university. Colin Bennett . HNC Computing

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Introduction in Computing SCQF Level 3-4

Who is the course aimed at? Computing & IT plays an integral role in all our lives and provides a wide range of employment opportunities. This highly practical course is aimed at young people who want to have fun with computing. It provides an ideal starting point to build your confidence while experiencing different aspects of computing. What entry requirements will I need? You must demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for computing. Applicants will be invited to come for an interview where we will discuss the course with you and involve you in a core skills test where applicants will need to reach Access Level 2 in literacy and numeracy and Access Level 3 in IT. How and where will I study? The majority of your course work is hands-on and is undertaken in various purpose build computer suits and technical labs. Although achievement is continually assessed, you will also sit a formal exam at the end of the year. This full-time course is based at the main College campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? You will be undertaking challenges that integrate various software applications, Robotics and Programming, “Build a Computer”, Animation, Audio/Video production, Web design and the Internet. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of at least 15 credits, including core skills, exam and coursework, may allow entry into a higher level course in computing. If you are progressing to a higher level programme you must check to ensure you meet the entry requirements of that course.

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Certificate in Interactive Computing SCQF Level 4-5

Who is this course aimed at? The course focuses on the computing skills you will need in the modern workplace. It is very hands-on and helps prepare you to get a job - or go on to a higher-level course in computing or interactive media. What entry requirements will I need? All applicants should demonstrate an enthusiasm for computing and IT. Your entry to the course will be subject to an interview and core skills test which must be achieved at minimum Access Level 3 for communication and numeracy and Intermediate 1 for IT. Alternatively, applicants will be considered individually on the basis of previous experience and/or learning. How and where will I study? The majority of your course work is hands-on and is undertaken in various purpose build computer suits and technical labs. Although achievement is continually assessed, you will also sit a formal exam at the end of the year. This full-time course is based at the main college campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? The course covers a wide variety of subjects through general application packages, IT systems, Programming and Networking Concepts, Robotics, Web Design and Graphics. During the course you will be given the opportunity to study ‘Skills for Work’ that may include a work placement component. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of at least 15 credits, including core skills and exam may allow entry into the CT Computing & Information Systems or CT Computer Graphics, Animation & Video. If you are progressing to a higher level programme you must ensure that you meet the entry requirements of that course.


Certificate in Computing & Information Systems SCQF Level 5-6

Who is this course aimed at? This is an ideal course for those wishing to advance their knowledge and understanding of computing concepts, practical skills in the use of computer hardware and software and an ability to use these to solve problems. The course includes subjects at Higher level in order to provide you with the necessary skills and competences to gain access to a Higher National course in computing. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. The minimum academic qualifications are: Successful completion of a computing related introduction/certificate course (at least 15 credits including core skills communication and numeracy at Intermediate 1 and IT at Intermediate 2 level and pass of exam). For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of three Standard Grades at level 3-4 and one Standard Grade at credit level. Mature applicants seeking a change in career are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis - you may be required to undertake an additional exercise. All applicants are subject to an interview and core skills test which must be achieved at Intermediate 1 for communication and numeracy and Intermediate 2 for IT. How and where will I study? Although achievement is continually assessed, you will also sit a formal exam at the end of the year. This full-time course is based at the main college campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? During this challenging course you will gain knowledge and skills of diagnosing, repairing, configuring and upgrading personal computers (hardware and operating systems). In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in network design, multimedia, web design, programming and database design. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of at least 15 credits, including core skills, exam and coursework, may allow entry into HNC Computing or HNC Information Systems Technology (subject to interview). If you are progressing to a higher level programme you must ensure that you meet the entry requirements of that course.

Certificate in Computer Graphics, Animation & Video SCQF Level 5-6

Who is the course aimed at? This course is aimed at the creative student with an interest in computing, graphics, digital game design, web design, animation and video production. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. The minimum academic qualifications are: Successful completion of a computing related introduction/certificate course (at least 15 credits including core skills communication and numeracy at Intermediate 1 and IT at Intermediate 2 level and pass of exam). For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of three Standard Grades at level 3-4 and one Standard Grade at credit level. Mature applicants seeking a change in career are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis - you may be required to undertake an additional exercise. All applicants are subject to an interview and core skills test which must be achieved at Intermediate 1 for communication and numeracy and Intermediate 2 for IT. How and where will I study? Study for this full-time course will take place at the main college campus in Arbroath. The programme is delivered over one year, approximately 16 hours per week. Although achievement is continually assessed, you will also sit a formal exam at the end of the year. What will I study on this course? This exciting course is designed to provide you with the expertise required to work in the area of digital media through the use of computer and multimedia software packages. Subject areas include Graphic Design, Video Production, Multimedia Design, Photography, 2D Animation and Games Design. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of at least 15 credits as well as achieving core skills units at Int2/Higher level may allow for progression to HNC Interactive Media and Web Development (subject to a selection process).

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HNC Computing SCQF Level 7-8

Who is this course aimed at? The course is aimed at those wishing to be employed in roles such as network engineer, software developer or computer technician. This is a modern course and gives the candidates strong skills in all areas of computing, which are vital for today’s economy. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to an interview selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation.The minimum academic qualifications are: successful completion of an computing-related NC course (at least 15 credits including core skills at Intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5 or Higher level and pass of coursework and exam). For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of six relevant Standard Grades at level 1-2 and/or one relevant Higher Grade. Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises.

The course is designed to be flexible in nature and to give candidates a choice in how they wish to progress. If you progress to the HND course, candidates can articulate into university year 3 in computer programming related disciplines (including web based) or in networking. There are articulation routes to universities in both Dundee and Aberdeen.

HND Computing (Year 2) SCQF Level 7-9

Who is this course aimed at? Technical network support is critical across all areas of the computing industry. The course is designed to produce students with the necessary knowledge and skills to gain employment in these areas. Alongside this, students will gain skills in software development. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC Computing (15 credits). Entry is subject to interview were you will be assessed on attitude, motivation and determination to succeed.

All applicants subject to an interview and core skills test which must be achieved at Intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5 or above.

How and where will I study? One year full-time following successful completion of an appropriate HNC.

How and where will I study? Study for this one year full-time course will take place at the main college campus in Arbroath. Opportunities to study clusters of specialised units may be available e.g. software engineering, desktop support and computer networking with Vendor qualifications. Some units can be undertaken on a distance learning basis on agreement with the Course Leader.

What will I study on this course? The course is very ‘hands-on’ with an emphasis on practical skills. Subjects cover installing, administering and maintaining local area networks, project scheduling and management, relational databases, Java programming, data communications and professional issues. Training towards Vendor qualifications is embedded within the course.

What will I study on this course? There is an emphasis on gaining the skills to build a strong foundation in the main areas of computing: programming, networking (CISCO), computer fundamentals and the worldwide web. The course has been refreshed to include topics which are in line with new technologies: mobile computing, security and ethical hacking. There are opportunities to study Vendor based exams.

Job and progression routes? Network technician/engineer, junior IT/network administrator or junior programmer.

Job and progression routes? After the HNC, candidates could apply for jobs in the following areas: PC support technician, trainee network engineer, trainee software developer, IT helpdesk support.

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Progression to HND Computing Year 2 or Year 1 at university in a computer-related discipline on successful completion.

Year Three Applications Development and Computing & Networking degree at the University of Abertay, Dundee. Links to degree courses at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and the University of Dundee are also available.


HNC Information Systems Technology SCQF Level 7

Who is this course aimed at? This award is targeted at candidates who wish to follow a career in business applications develop- ment, PC first line support or become an advanced IT user. An exciting course that provides you with transferable skills sought by employers and in demand in the workplace, offering an up-to-date IT qualification that reflects recent developments. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to an interview selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. The minimum academic qualifications are: successful completion of any computing-related certificate course (at least 15 credits including core skills at Intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5 or Higher level). For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of six relevant Standard Grades at level 1-3 and/or one relevant Higher. Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises. How and where will I study? One year full-time, two years part-time, infill to specific units or some flexibility undertaken through blended learning. What will I study on this course? Aimed at the requirements of an IT Specialist, this course covers a range of applications of general computing. You will gain knowledge and expertise in subjects such as First Line IT support, allowing you to assemble a PC and troubleshoot hardware and software problems, database design, applications development, introduction to e-commerce and website development. There is also an emphasis on application packages used in everyday business including spreadsheets and databases. Job and progression routes? Information technology user/support; database design; IT management; and technical support roles. Successful completion may give entry to HND Information System Technology studied on a full-time basis.

My HNC Information System Technology course is very challenging and has made me realise just how important and helpful a tool it is in the workplace and the home. The tutors are very professional and helpful, making it a pleasant learning environment. What I like about Angus College is it’s tutors, facilities and resources which are second to none. John Staig . HNC Information Technology

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HND Information System Technology (Year 2) SCQF Level 7-8

Who is this course aimed at? The course is for students who wish to gain employment, at a supervisory level in the area of information technology and information systems development. The course is targeted at students who wish to follow a career in business applications using relational database management systems technology, and those who wish to become database administrators. This could also lead to employment in a supervisory capacity, tailoring and/or writing scripts to automate aspects of information technology applications for users with less expertise, or work in a IT and desktop support technician role. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC IT & System Support (15 credits). Entry is subject to interview where you will be assessed on attitude, motivation and determination to succeed. How and where will I study? One year full-time following successful completion of an appropriate HNC. What will I study on this course? This award allows you to select optional units in clusters to specialise in a specific area. For instance training towards the MCITP Desktop Support Technician Windows 7 Client can be embedded in this programme. Job and progression routes? Year 3 BSc Information Technology at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Year 3 BSc Internet Information at the University of Aberdeen or Year 3 Computing and Networking degree at the University of Abertay, Dundee. There may also be opportunity to progress to other degree courses at other universities. There is potential for employment in a variety of areas, ranging from database analyst to first line support.

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The HNC Interactive Media course really does give you an opportunity to experience different subjects that are involved in the multimedia industry. I am enjoying my time at Angus College and would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys and wants to be involved in multimedia. Kayleigh Clark

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HNC Interactive Media and Web Development SCQF Level 7-8

Who is this course aimed at? If you are interested in being on the cutting edge of technology, in a rapidly changing industry that responds to technological improvement and innovation, this course could be perfect for you. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications, software knowledge and motivation. The minimum academic qualifications are: successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits on the Certificate in Computer Graphics, Animation and Video course; as well as achieving core skills units at Intermediate 2/Higher level. For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of six Standard Grades at level 1-3 and one relevant Higher Grade as well as achieve a minimum requirement of Intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5 core skills. Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview where we will discuss the course and its suitability for you, and involve you in a core skills test. How and where will I study? Study for this one year full-time course will take place at the main college campus in Arbroath. Assessments will be continuous through projects. There is also an end of year external exam. What will I study on this course? Designed to be practical, encourage creativity and provide the background knowledge of technology and design required to make a real impact. It explores the convergence of computer, video and audio technology, covering many topics including Web Design and Development, Graphic Design, Animation, Audio/Video Techniques and CD Authoring. This course uses industry standard software, giving practical experience of developing applications and undertaking projects, to prepare you for work within interactive media organisations or on a freelance basis.

Job and progression routes? Successful completion of this course (all credits) may give entry to the HND Interactive Media and Web Development course or a range of other higher level courses, or may well lead to employment as a web designer, 2D animator and basic multimedia content creator.

HND Interactive Media and Web Development (Year 2) SCQF Level 8

Who is this course aimed at? This course is designed to equip you with the advanced skills, knowledge and understanding required to gain employment in the exciting, dynamic and innovative field of interactive media. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC Interactive Media and Web Development (15 credits). Entry is subject to a selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. How and where will I study? Study for this one year full-time course (two years including the HNC Interactive Media and Web Development year) will take place at the main college campus in Arbroath. Assessments will be continuous through projects, including a graded unit project that assesses all the skills you have gained throughout the two year programme. What will I study on this course? The course is designed to be practical, encourage creativity and build on the skills acquired in year 1 (HNC Interactive Media and Web Development course) and apply these to develop real commercial multimedia applications. In addition to the subject areas covered on the HNC programme, this course covers interface design and development for a range of platforms including mobile devices and kiosks, scripting for web, sound and vision for interactivity and digital portfolio creation. Job and progression routes? Year two or three degree courses in interactive media or related subjects. This course equips you with the skills for employment in the interactive media sector at junior level, potentially in the areas of web design/development, 2D animation and multimedia content creator.

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construction The Scottish heat of Skillbuild, the annual skills competition for construction students, held at Angus College, yielded no fewer than five major awards for Angus students. The three first places went to Grant Menmuir from Forfar (joinery), Carol Benvie from Kirriemuir (painting and decorating), and Chris Kennedy from Montrose (roofing). Grant McIntosh from Arbroath and Cameron Campbell from Monifieth gained third places in painting and decorating (Senior) and Senior level brickwork respectively. This was a great success with tutors working hard with the students to prepare and motivate them towards the competition. The construction team look forward to hosting the event again in 2013 where it is hoped Angus students will once again reign.

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Introduction to Construction SCQF Level 4-5

Who is this course aimed at? Individuals who wish to gain employment in the construction industry at craft/apprenticeship level. Many students starting out on their construction training through this course have gone on to achieve recognition for their high standard of work gaining awards such as Best Young Painter & Decorator in Scotland, Best Advanced Craft Student and Gold Medal in the Skillbuild Competition to name but a few! What entry requirements will I need? There are no specific entry requirements for this course, although you must show a keen interest in the construction industry. Each applicant will have to attend an interview and selection will be based on successful completion of a graded test and the tutor’s judgement of your suitability for the programme. How and where will I study? The course is very hands-on operating in a site-like environment, within the College, where all the latest tools of the trade will be available to you. Core skills, essential to all of today’s employers, will also be studied to ensure successful progression. What will I study on this course? The great thing about this course is that you get to try out the three trade areas of Painting & Decorating, Joinery and Brickwork before you decide which area to specialise in. You will study for, and work towards, a National Progression Award by the end of your course in your chosen subject area. You will also be offered the opportunity to take the Construction Skills selection exercise which is an essential part of working towards gaining an apprenticeship in the industry. Experience shows that employers are more likely to take on someone from the course rather than those with no practical experience of the construction industry. Job and progression routes? Apprenticeship through Construction Skills to SVQ Level 3 or progression on to National Certificate in Building or Certificate in General Maintenance. With further study, qualified tradesperson in Painting & Decorating, Brickwork, Roofing, Slating and Tiling and Carpentry and Joinery.

Certificate in General Maintenance SCQF Level 5-6 Who is this course aimed at? Certificate in General Maintenance is specifically designed to suit employers’ requirements for a more “rounded” individual who can carry out general craft maintenance and repair work in various disciplines. What entry requirements will I need? At interview the applicant must demonstrate they fill the programme criteria and have the necessary will to succeed, (possession of Standard Grades or other relevant qualifications and experience). A good level of numeracy and communication is essential. How and where will I study? You will be based at the main college campus in Arbroath. Course attendance will be over 3 days, each week apart from college holidays. What will I study on this course? The content is a mixture of hands-on crafts (Health and Safety, Appreciation of Access Platforms, Woodworking Power Tools, Craft Drawing, Working with Concrete, Modern Methods of Construction, Sustainability, Numeracy and Employability Skills) which will be integrated into project work along with essential skills such as Information Technology, Communications, Numeracy and Employability Skills. The course will also allow students to undertake Manual Handling and Basic First Aid, all of which are certificated and contribute to making a “more employable candidate” for the industry. Job and progression routes? Successful completion may lead to an interview for employment within the construction industry. Progression to National Certificate in Building or HNC Construction may be possible.

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National Certificate in Building SCQF Level 6

Who is this course aimed at? This national award is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career within the construction industry. The course is theoretical in its content and is suited for those intending to progress into the technician side of the industry. What entry requirements will I need? Students should normally have 3 or 4 Standard Grades, Maths (Intermediate 2 or Credit Level) and a good standard of communication skills. Entry is subject to an interview. How and where will I study? You will be based at the main college campus in Arbroath. Most of the delivery is classroom-based. What will I study on this course? The course is made up of SQA units that are individually assessed. Areas covered within the course include CAD (Computer Aided Drawing), Health & Safety, Building Design, Sustainability, Modern Methods of Construction along with Site Surveying, Materials and various other aspects of the industry. Job and progression routes? Progression on to HNC Construction may be possible, further training or employment.

HNC Construction SCQF Level 7

Who is this course aimed at? Individuals who wish to gain employment in the construction industry at technician level, employees currently working in the industry as Technicians or similar who wish to attend college on a part-time basis to improve their skills and knowledge to enhance their career prospects. It is also suitable for candidates currently on an NC or equivalent award looking for progression. What entry requirements will I need? An HNC, SVQ or NC in a related discipline or one Higher level pass with passes at Standard Grade in relevant science/technology subjects or a craft qualification with appropriate further study. Mature candidates with relevant work experience are also invited to apply.

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How and where will I study? Study will be at the main Arbroath campus combined with relevant visits to local construction sites and merchants/suppliers. Two evenings per week over two years. What will I study on this course? The course consists of SQA units which include: Construction Technology, Substructure & Domestic Construction, Health & Safety in Construction, Site Surveying, Materials & Specification, Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), Measurement & Cost Studies to name a few along with a Graded Unit which is designed to assess your ability to retain and integrate knowledge gained in the course in the form of a project. Job and progression routes? Industry technician or senior technician. Progression to Year 2 of an HND at other colleges across Scotland.

Vocational Qualifications SVQ Level 2 General Construction Operations SVQ Level 3 Brickwork SVQ Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery SVQ Level 3 Painting & Decorating SVQ Level 3 Roof Slating & Tiling Entry into all of the above courses is through registration with Construction Skills, successful completion of their Selection Learning Exercise plus, all individuals must be employed as Apprentices and undertaking appropriate site experience in their relevant discipline, within the construction industry. Study will be at the main Arbroath campus on a block release basis over a four-year period at the end of which successful students will have achieved a Professional Development Award at SCQF Level 6 and an IT core skills unit. All students studying SVQ Level 3 qualifications will also be required to pass the integrative assessment (Skills Test) to complete the SVQ award and those undertaking an apprenticeship will also have to complete the appropriate time element to become fully qualified. Job and progression routes? Qualified craftsperson. PDA in the appropriate craft discipline or HNC Construction, both at SCQF Level 7.


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I wanted to pursue a career in engineering and joined the Introduction to Engineering course. On completion of the course I successfully secured an apprenticeship as a Mechanical Fitter with a local company. As a result I have been able to return to college and am now embarking on my first year of the Pre-Apprentice course.

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Introduction to Engineering SCQF Level 4 Who is this course aimed at? If you are a school leaver thinking about a future in engineering, but not sure which area is best for you, then this is the course for you. To help you make the correct decision, Introduction to Engineering is a first level course which gives you the chance to try out all the different areas before making that important career choice. What entry requirements will I need? To gain a place on this programme you must be 16 years of age or be under a School Link programme. Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and an exercise which demonstrates both your written and practical skills. Qualifications in Standard Grade Maths, Science or equivalent preferred with consideration also given on an individual basis to those with relevant experience. At interview you must demonstrate a keen interest in the enginee- ring industry and the necessary will to succeed. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Here you will be able to try motor vehicle, welding, mechanical and electrical engineering. In addition to the practical work you will also learn the supporting knowledge and life skills necessary to progress in a career in engineering. Job and progression routes? Further vocational qualifications at a higher level may be possible by progression to specific pre-apprentice engineering programmes in a variety of engineering disciplines.

SVQ Level 2 Pre-Apprentice Engineering SCQF Level 5 Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in engineering. This qualification forms the foundation stage of a craft apprenticeship and covers key disciplines within the engineering sector of mechanical manufacture, mechanical fitting, welding and electrical installation. What entry requirement will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and an exercise which demonstrates both your written and practical skills. Qualifications in Standard Grade Maths at credit or general, Science or equivalent preferred with consideration given on an individual basis to those with relevant experience. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? A very practical and hands-on course where you will cover various welding processes and techniques, lathe work, mechanical fitting and basic electrical installation. In addition to the practical work, you will also learn the supporting theory including health and safety and the important core skills areas of literacy, numeracy, IT and team working. Job and progression routes? This is a SVQ Level 2 qualification which forms the first step of the Modern Apprenticeship and can lead to progression to other engineering courses at Angus College or to complete an engineering apprenticeship within various industry sectors such as oil and gas, renewables and manufacture.

Progression to other engineering courses at Angus College.

Apply online at: www.angus.ac.uk

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Welding & Maintenance

Engineering Services

SCQF Level 5

SCQF Level 5

Who is this course aimed at? This course has been redesigned to meet the needs of the Engineering sector, including the emerging, renewable and decommissioning industries as well as the more traditional manufacturing, maintenance and oil and gas sectors. The course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills required to start a career in fabrication and welding, mechanical fitting or motor vehicle.

Who is this course aimed at? This course has been designed to meet the needs of the engineering manufacturing sector, for those that wish to start a career as a machine operator, CNC operator, or mechanical fitter.

What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and an exercise which demonstrates both your written and practical skills. Qualifications in Standard Grade Maths at credit or general, Science or equivalent preferred with consideration given on an individual basis to those with relevant experience. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Working in the well equipped workshops you will gain real practical experience of the welding fabrication, mechanical fitting and motor vehicle environments which will include arc welding, thermal cutting, maintenance operations, fitting techniques. You will also learn the supporting theory including health and safety and the important core skill areas of literacy, numeracy, IT and team working. Successful students will be awarded an SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF Level 5) Job and progression routes? Job opportunities within various industry sectors such as oil and gas, renewables, manufacture, plant repair, motor vehicle, as an apprentice welder fabricator, mechanical fitter, motor vehicle mechanic or higher level courses.

What entry requirement will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and an exercise which demonstrates both your written and practical skills. Qualifications in Standard Grade Maths at credit or general, Science or equivalent preferred with consideration given on an individual basis to those with relevant experience. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Working in well equipped workshops, you will gain real practical experience of the manufacturing environment which will include computer aided design (CAD), manual machining, CNC and mechanical fitting. In addition to the practical work you will also learn the supporting theory including health and safety and the important core skill areas of literacy, numeracy, IT and team working. Successful students will be awarded an SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF Level 5). Job and progression routes? Job opportunities within various industry sectors such as oil and gas, renewables, manufacture, plant repair, motor vehicle, as an apprentice machine operator, mechanical fitter, CNC operator motor vehicle mechanic or higher level courses.

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National Certificate in Engineering Systems

HNC Engineering Systems

SCQF Level 6

SCQF Level 7

Who is this course aimed at? Aimed at those hoping to pursue a career in the engineering sector or those wishing to advance to higher education (HNC and beyond). This course is theoretical in the majority of its content and is suited to those intending to progress into the technician side of engineering.

Who is this course aimed at? It is aimed at those who wish to progress to employment as multi-skilled, electro-mechanical technicians. The course integrates the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and systems engineering which are vital to both the traditional engineering industries and the emerging renewable energies sector.

What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to an interview selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. Progressing Students: Successful completion of a relevant SVQ Level 2 Award. Direct Entry: Ideally four Standard Grades at Level 3 or above with one being Maths of Physics. Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Comprehensive training will be given in all key areas such as mechanical, electrical and systems engineering through topics including: maths, communications, computing, combinational logic, engineering systems, electrical measurement and testing, engineering materials and mechanical principles. Job and progression routes? Successful completion may offer progression to apprenticeships or to HNC Engineering programmes (HNC Engineering Systems).

What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to an interview selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. Progressing Students: Successful completion of a relevant NC (NC Engineering Systems). Direct Entry: Ideally two Highers (one in Maths or Physics preferred). Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? The programme is based on a ‘systems approach’, and will provide you with a thorough understanding of the relevant electrical and mechanical principles required for a career in Engineering. The course includes topics such as materials, CAD, engineering communication, energy, engineering practical skills, pneumatics and hydraulics. Job and progression routes? This course has been designed to equip you for employment in the engineering industry in both mechanical and electrical disciplines. HND Year 2 or university degree at another institution.

After achieving an NVQ in Mechanical and Electrical engineering during my career within the armed forces I wanted to build on those skills to pursue a career in the offshore engineering sector. I decided to join the HNC Engineering Systems course to enhance my future prospects. Craig McGregor . HNC Engineering Systems

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esol

English for speakers of other languages

ESOL courses are very important for all foreign people who wish to set up their life in Scotland. Through these courses we don’t just learn the English language, we also learn how to integrate and about citizenship. From these courses we can progress onto further education, higher education or employment. The ESOL course gave me the opportunity to learn English and apply for the National Certificate Administration course. I want to study at a higher level and I wouldn’t have been able to do this if it wasn’t for this course. As well as studying I work as a volunteer helping other people with language skills and promoting multi-culturalism.

Angus College and the amazing ESOL tutors have allowed me to better my life chances. I would like everyone to have this chance. Tatiana Zorina Winner of the Angus College and Volunteer Centre Angus Gold Medal Award for Volunteering & Citizenship 2011

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Certificate in ESOL Beginners, Elementary and Pre-Intermediate SCQF Level 2-5

Who is this course aimed at? These courses are designed to improve your English language skills. You will further your English Language with reading, writing, listening and speaking practice. The courses are at different levels and have Cambridge PET and FCE materials embedded. Early applications are advised for these courses as they are very popular. What entry requirements will I need? To undertake the Cambridge Quick Placement Test, so that we can assess the most appropriate level for you. How and where will I study? Study takes place at the Arbroath campus over 15 hours per week. The courses may also include cultural trips to Edinburgh or Glasgow and Dundee. What will I study on this course? You will have the chance to learn about the United Kingdom, citizenship and culture visiting lots of interesting places. Throughout the course you will see your confidence grow as your English improves. Job and progression routes? When you complete this course you can progress onto further ESOL courses or a wide range of college courses as appropriate.

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hairdressing and beauty “

Rachel studied the NC Hairdressing after NC Art where she had gained an understanding of colour and awareness of shape and design. A committed student, Rachel was successful in several competitions and achieved a silver medal at the World Skills Challenge. Since choosing hairdressing as a career I have strived to be the best I can be. Being determined and getting involved at college is paying off for me with the results I have achieved, especially the World Skills. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at college and would recommend it to anyone - it’s worth the hard work.

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Rachel works at Dream Salon in Arbroath which is owned by another ex-student of Angus College. Rachel Manzie

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Introduction to Hair & Beauty

National Certificate Hairdressing

Who is this course aimed at? One year programme aimed at young school leavers or candidates not yet decided on which area to follow in - hairdressing or beauty. There are great opportunities after this programme for students who show determination and a real commitment to this creative profession.

Who is this course aimed at? Undoubtedly one of the most popular courses at Angus College. This course has an excellent success rate of students finding employment or progressing to study at SVQ Level 3.

SCQF Level 4

What entry requirements will I need? To gain a place on this programme you must be at least 16 years of age or be under a School Link programme. All applicants will be asked to attend a group selection event where they will be required to show a genuine interest in the hair and beauty industry and display good personal presentation. This is a very popular course and to be considered, applicants must demonstrate a real desire to succeed. How and where will I study? A combination of subject knowledge-based information is assessed with practical activities which are all entered in a personal portfolio to record all assessments successfully achieved. The course is based at the main college campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? Learners will work towards achieving an SVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing, an Angus College Certificate and Cosmetology Group Award in Beauty. The course will also include core skills in communication, numeracy and IT. Learners will participate in the salon by assisting NQ students with members of the public, acting as salon receptionists and general work of a salon assistant e.g preparation of workstations, client preparation, shampooing, conditioning and blow drying in hairdressing and mini facials, make-up artistry, pedicures and manicures in beauty. Job and progression routes? Salon Assistant. NQ Hairdressing, NQ Beauty Therapy.

All successful students will be required to provide a tool kit as specified by the College.

SCQF Level 5-6

What entry requirements will I need? This course is based at Intermediate 2 and Higher standard. All applicants will be asked to attend a group selection event where you will be required to successfully pass two short assessments. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate a real desire to succeed. Good personal presentation and communication skills are also essential. School Leavers should be able to achieve Standard Grades at levels 1, 2 or 3. Adult Returners must demonstrate the potential to work at a similar level. English and a science subject would be helpful. good communication skills commitment to study independently willingness to practice to ensure achievement good level of personal presentation demonstration of good client care skills reliability and commitment How and where will I study? At the main college campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? The course provides opportunity to practice skills in all aspects of the craft while encouraging creative ideas for a career as a junior stylist. It includes basic aspects of hairdressing beginning with: Year 1: Shampooing, hair, scalp and client analysis, setting, blow drying, long hair and cutting Year 2: hair colouring, combination hair cutting, colour correction, long hair design, work experience and the annual Expression Session You will have a work experience placement in a salon as part of your course, visit hair exhibitions gaining important industrial and product knowledge and have the chance to observe demonstrations by highly trained, experienced stylists. In addition, the College will provide you with opportunities to enter national competitions where previous Angus College hairdressing students have done very well. Job and progression routes? Salon assistant, junior stylist, with experience salon stylist, technical representative, educational trainer, cruise liner opportunities, theatre/film work, armed services.

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National Certificate Beauty Therapy

National Certificate Beauty Therapy

Who is this course aimed at? A good introduction to the treatments carried out in the beauty therapy industry. This programme is both practical and theoretical, with assessments covering both areas. You will have the opportunity to carry out the practical elements on fellow class mates and members of the public. The course will be carried out in the college’s two beauty therapy salons, using professional ranges of products. You will learn the essentials in beauty therapy, where you will gain the basic skills for employment and progression to higher courses. This course will take considerable commitment to study and practice to ensure achievement. You will be required to meet the high levels of personal presentation standards of the department and must be able to demonstrate strong client care skills to progress successfully.

Who is this course aimed at? A progression from Level 5, this course develops and promotes further skills in beauty therapy. The programme is both practical and theoretical, with assessments covering both areas. Written assessments are knowledge based, so time and study will be a priority to your success and achievement. You will have the opportunity to carry out the practical elements on fellow class mates and members of the public. The course will be carried out in the college’s two beauty therapy salons, using professional ranges of products. You will learn the essentials in beauty therapy, where you will gain the basic skills for employment and progression to higher courses. This course will take considerable commitment to study and practice to ensure achievement. You will be required to meet the high levels of personal presentation standards of the department and must be able to demonstrate strong client care skills to progress successfully.

SCQF Level 5

What entry requirements will I need? The course is based at SCQF level 5, to achieve this you will be educated to credit/Standard Grade level with passes in English and a science subject at grade 4 and above. If not a recent school leaver previous experience may also be considered. You must meet the high standards of personal presentation required of the beauty industry. How and where will I study? The course is based at the main college campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? Units will include: facial skin care, manicure waxing treatments, back, neck and shoulder massage, reception duties and skills, make-up information technology (core skills), human anatomy and communications (core skills). Job and progression routes? After successful completion of NC Beauty Therapy Level 5 you could progress to NC Beauty Therapy Level 6. Be a beauty consultant, junior therapist, or move into self-employment.

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SCQF Level 6

What entry requirements will I need? The course is based at SCQF level 6, to achieve this you will have already achieved NC Beauty Therapy at level 5, be educated Higher Grade level with passes in English and a science subject at grade C and above or have relevant previous experience in a related area. You must meet the high standards of personal presentation required of the beauty industry. How and where will I study? The course is based at the main college campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? Facial techniques, nail finishes, manicure and pedicure, body massage, anatomy and physiology, introduction to face and body electrotherapy, eye enhancements, depilation, commercial experience, creative make-up trends, scalp, neck and shoulder massage, communications (Higher). Job and progression routes? After successful completion of NC Beauty Therapy Level 6 you could progress to HNC/HND Beauty Therapy at another college. Gain employment in a salon as a beauty consultant or therapist, on a cruise liner or move into self-employment.


hospitality

Gordon successfully completed three years of study to achieve the Angus College Certificate in Professional Cookery followed by the Angus College Diploma in Culinary Arts. I have always had a keen interest in becoming a chef and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My experience at college was a good one and my tutors taught me so much and were a real inspiration - strict but fair! My current job at Forbes of Kingennie is challenging and rewarding especially when involved in catering for weddings. In the future I would love to to move to London and specialise in patisserie. Gordon Smith

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Angus College Certificate in Hospitality & Catering SCQF Level 5

Who is this course aimed at? This Certificate is designed to give a good introduction to those pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. The course will incorporate a range of national qualifications. What entry requirements will I need? You must demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for cooking and you will be required to meet the high personal presentation and hygiene standards of the industry. Applicants will be asked to attend a two-stage interview. How and where will I study? In our kitchens and restaurant you will experience advanced modern cookery techniques, menu planning, presentation skills and patisserie as well as high level customer service techniques. There may also be an opportunity to study on a European placement. What will I study on this course? This is a highly practical course with the following key areas being highlighted: practical cookery, bakery, customer care, personal presentation, food service, food hygiene and organisational skills. Job and progression routes? Successful candidates progress onto an Angus College Diploma. Employment within the local industry such as commis chef or front of house personnel.

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Angus College Diploma in Culinary Arts SCQF Level 5-6 (Year 1) SCQF Level 6-7 (Year 2)

Who is this course aimed at? The Diploma in Culinary Arts is a unique experience that attracts both young and mature students and is designed to allow students to develop their skills from industry or the Certificate in Professional Cookery. What entry requirements will I need? A pre-selected range of qualifications from NC Professional Cookery or a minimum of two years appropriate industrial experience plus a relevant hygiene certificate. How and where will I study? You will have the opportunity to learn in our industry standard kitchens and be part of operating our well-known training restaurant - 56. Learning styles are varied with a strong emphasis on professionalism and teamwork. There may also be an opportunity to study on a European placement. What will I study on this course? In our kitchens you will experience advanced modern cookery techniques, menu planning, presentation skills and patisserie as well as high level customer service techniques. Job and progression routes? Commis chef, chef de partie, front of house personnel. Successful completion of Year 1 is required to progress to Year 2 and will include an interview.

I realised at school that I wanted to be a chef, but it was the enthusiasm and encouragement of the lecturers at Angus College that spurred me on to take the challenge and succeed. They gave me a real passion for food.

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Alexandria began by taking an NC in Professional Cookery, followed this with an NC Culinary Arts and advanced to an HNC Professional Cookery. Alexandria is currently working as Sous Chef with the Raemoir House Hotel in Banchory and recently won Grampian Chef of the Year. Alexandria Hay

HIT is a Scotland-based charity which raises funds to support & encourage excellence in the hospitality Industry. This is achieved through practical support, including bursaries, work placement programmes and industry conferences.

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social science

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I had an experience where a professor was giving a lecture to 2nd year Politics students on how to structure an essay. I can honestly say that there was not one suggestion that had not been made to me during my HND Social Science course at Angus College. This exemplifies perfectly the quality of the preparation for university life that this course provided. The structure of the course ensured that I am now able to work independently when necessary, research a topic thoroughly and effectively, understand how to reference my work properly and many other key skills for learning. The time spent at Angus College has proved invaluable and I am so grateful for all of the support and encouragement which I received from the Social Sciences team, as well as from the superb library staff. It was a life changing experience which I look back on with pride and a real sense of achievement.

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Liz Addison . HND Social Science

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New to the Social Science programme for 13/14 is National Certificate Social Sciences which will be available at both level 5 (Int 2) and level 6 (Higher). This programme offers an additional progression route for our popular social science offer which will consist of these two courses leading into the HN programme which then offers the option of a 2+2 degree with a range of educational partners. This allows those with no previous experience or qualifications in social science to embark on a 1, 2, 3 or 4 year social science programme dependent of qualifications and personal requirements.

Social Science National Award (Int 2)

Social Science National Award (Higher)

Who is this course aimed at? The level 5 course is suited to those returning to education without previous relevant qualifications or those wishing to develop a basic understanding of the social sciences in order to progress to Highers or HN and then University, if required.

Who is this course aimed at? The level 6 programme offers the opportunity to undertake external examination in the form of Higher National Awards and offers an excellent preparation for the Social Science HN.

SCQF Level 5

What entry requirements will I need? Although there are no formal entry requirements for the level 5, it does require a reasonable level of communication and literacy skills in addition to motivation and commitment. All candidates will be asked to attend an interview and successful placement on this programme may also be subject to a satisfactory reference. A written test will determine whether you have the required level of communication and literacy skills. How and where will I study? One year full-time and based at the main college campus in Arbroath. Educational visits and excursions to places like the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh will further enhance your understanding of social issues and current affairs. What will I study on this course? Core subjects of Sociology and Psychology. Options may include Criminology, Politics, Literature, Philosophy, Modern Studies, History, Communications and a range of personal development units such as Volunteering. Job and progression routes? The course forms an ideal progression route to Social Science National Award (Higher) level 6 or a Highers programme dependent upon credits gained, attendance and overall performance.

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SCQF Level 6

What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of the Social Science National Award (Int 2) level 5. Alternatively, the level 6 programme would suit those with Standard Grades or those returning to education with previous experience of study at level 6 or equivalent. All candidates will be asked to attend an interview and successful placement on this programme may also be subject to a satisfactory reference. A written test will determine whether you have the required level of communication and literacy skills. How and where will I study? One year full-time and based at the main college campus in Arbroath. Educational visits and excursions to places like the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh will further enhance your understanding of social issues and current affairs. What will I study on this course? Core subjects of Sociology, Psychology and History with possible options such as Criminology, Philosophy and Modern Studies. Job and progression routes? With further study you can use your knowledge and skills to work in areas such as social services, teaching and guidance. Progression to HNC Social Sciences is dependent on passing all units of the National Award programme. It may also allow entry on to a Highers programme, dependent upon credits gained, attendance and overall performance.


HNC Social Science (Year 1) HND Social Science (Year 2) SCQF Level 7&8

Who is this course aimed at? Anyone wishing to pursue social sciences subjects (psychology, sociology, history, research and criminology) at an advanced level. What entry requirements will I need? Entry to Higher National Certificate requires a complete National Certificate course including Communication 4 or Core Skills Communication at Higher; or three relevant Highers (at grade C or above); or for mature students without qualifications, relevant work/life experience. All candidates will be asked to attend an interview and successful placement on this programme may also be subject to a satisfactory reference.

The HND may allow direct entry into year three of The University of Abertay, Dundee, Social Science degree, and year two of their Behavioural Sciences degree or year 3 of the Combined Studies degree at the University of Aberdeen. Successful completion may also allow direct entry into year 2 or 3 on particular courses at the University of Dundee and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. With further study or relevant experience, it is possible to consider careers in social work, teaching, personnel management, sales, the police or virtually any job where an understanding of human behaviour is important.

How and where will I study? At the main Arbroath campus over 15 hours per week plus study time at home or in the college Learning and Technology Suite or library. One year full-time for HNC and a further year for the HND. What will I study on this course? Social Science is a stimulating and challenging study area which will enable you to develop an understanding of society, self, the past and the present through the study of Sociology, Psychology, History, Research methods and other subjects.The second year (HND) builds on the knowledge gained from year one (HNC) in all core subject areas, with the addition of Criminology. The Social Sciences course at Angus College is widely recognised by many universities. Previous students have successfully completed the HND and gone on to do one or two additional years at university to achieve their degree. Job and progression routes? The HNC course is designed to prepare students for a degree course in social sciences and behavioural science or for a career in any people-oriented area. Entry to the HND will depend on successful completion of the HNC.

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sport and fitness “

I am currently studying at Abertay University, where I am in my fourth year of a sport and exercise science degree. Angus College has played a big part in my education, as I went to Angus College at the age of 15. I completed my Introduction to Sport, then onto the NC followed by HNC in Sport Coaching and Development. The three years at Angus College gave me the confidence and skills to take up an opportunity to work with Cricket Scotland. After the year of working for them I took a gap year to play cricket where I lived in Edinburgh and then spent three months in Sydney, Australia. I came back to Angus College to complete my HND and then went into third year at the University of Abertay. I am also club coach at Arbroath United Cricket Club, a sports coach for Angus Council and a cricket coach at Strathallen School. My aim is to become a primary school teacher and I have just applied for the postgraduate course at Dundee University. I would not have the confidence to be where I am today without the help of Angus College and I am very grateful for what they have done for me. Fraser Burnett

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Introduction to Sport

Certificate in Sport

Who is this course aimed at? This is a highly enjoyable and practical course for those of you wishing to take your first step into the exciting world of sport and fitness. If you want to participate in a range of sports, increase your fitness level and gain an insight into the sports industry, then this course is ideal for you. A reasonable standard of educational achievement is desired, you must be at least 16 years of age or a School Link and must have the will to improve your understanding and ability across all the activities on the course.

Who is this course aimed at? The whole area of sport and fitness is growing with many private facilities opening and greater use of all public facilities. If you have a good standard grade PE result or have relevant experience and are a competent sportsperson this course is ideal for you. Over the year you will see your fitness level increase significantly with additional knowledge gained in a wide and varied range of sports activities.

SCQF Level 4

What entry requirements will I need? At interview stage 1 you must demonstrate that you fit the programme criteria (Standard Grades or equivalent). Successful applicants will then be invited to a stage 2 interview to demonstrate their sporting aptitude in a variety of sports activities. The offer of a full-time, unconditional place will be dependant on successful completion of the stage 2 interview. How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? This programme of SQA NQ Units covers ball games, racket sports and a variety of outdoor pursuits. Activities include - basketball, volleyball, badminton, athletics, football, gorge walking, mountain biking, skiing and swimming. The programme also develops core skills such as communication, numeracy and IT, working with others, problem solving, CV training, resistance training, citizenship and employability. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of this course could lead to NC Sport. Successful completion may lead to employment in the sport and fitness industry.

SCQF Level 5-6

What entry requirements will I need? At interview stage 1 you must demonstrate that you fit the programme criteria (Standard Grades or equivalent). Successful applicants will then be invited to a stage 2 interview to demonstrate their sporting aptitude in a variety of sports activities. The offer of a full-time, unconditional place will be dependant on successful completion of the stage 2 interview. How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? This programme of SQA NQ units and governing body awards relating to ball games, racket sports, fitness development and a variety of outdoor pursuits. Activities include - badminton, athletics, coasteering, swimming, hillwalking and resistance training. The programme also develops core skills such as communication, numeracy, IT, working with others, problem solving, citizenship and employability. Students have the opportunity to gain the following awards: NPLQ, First Aid Certificate and SCUK/NGB Awards, SVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of this course could lead to HNC Sports Coaching & Development or Skillseekers programme. Successful completion may lead to employment in the sport and fitness industry.

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HNC Sports Coaching & Development

HND Sports Coaching & Development

Who is this course aimed at? This highly popular course is for the real sports enthusiast who has completed either the NC programme, has Higher Grade PE or relevant coaching experience.

Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at people who have successfully completed the HNC programme and who wish to further develop their knowledge and understanding of coaching.

What entry requirements will I need? At interview (Stage 1) you must fit the programme criteria (possession of Highers or equivalent) and have the commitment to succeed. Successful applicants will be invited to a Stage 2 interview to plan, deliver and evaluate a 10 minute coaching session. On application, you will be assessed by college tutors to determine your experience and practical coaching level. Entry will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC Sports Coaching & Development (15 credits) and have the commitment to succeed. Entry will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

SCQF Level 7

Applications are also welcome from those holding other qualifications and/or experience. How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre. What will I study on this course? As well as practical experience of different sporting areas and hands-on experience of coaching, you will also study Sports Coaching theory and practice, Conduct and Ethics, Principles of Fitness, Anatomy and Physiology, Coaching of Sports, Sports Development, Working with Children, Nutrition for Fitness, Health and Exercise and Sports Psychology. You will also have the opportunity to visit and participate in a variety of regional sporting events and festivals and gain additional sports and fitness qualifications such as SCUK/ NGB awards, SVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor, NPLQ, SVQ Level 3 Personal Training and First Aid. Job and progression routes? The key coaching skills learned give career opportunities within private or Local Authority sports centres as a sports coach, sports development officer or fitness instructor. HND in Sports Coaching & Development or a degree programme at university.

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SCQF Level 8

How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? The course provides students with the opportunity to study areas such as Improving Coaching in Sport, Sports Mechanics, Fitness Conditioning, Psychology of Sports Performance, Nutrition for Sports Performance and Assisting Sports for Disability. An integral part of the course will focus on students developing and refining their coaching abilities. Throughout the course there will be opportunities to gain additional qualifications such as National Governing Body and Sports Coach UK awards, SVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor, NPLQ, SVQ Level 3 Personal Training and First Aid. Job and progression routes? The developed coaching skills and experience gained from this programme will provide you with genuine employment opportunities within private and/or public sports centres as sports coaches, sports development officers, fitness instructors and personal trainers. Degree programme at university - formal articulation links are in place with Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and The University of Abertay, Dundee. Other students have progressed onto degree programmes at the University of Stirling and Edinburgh Napier University.


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My journey at Angus College started in 2008 at NC2 level in sports coaching, the course was fantastic and helped me get fit and find some confidence. I gained a basic knowledge in a variety of sports as well as gaining a Higher in Communications and IT which still benefits me to this day. I then progressed onto the HNC/HND sports coaching course and furthered my knowledge in a range of very interesting subject areas. This is the time that I began to develop as a coach, gaining knowledge from the team of fantastic tutors who were always willing and happy to help. The lessons I learned during my time at Angus College not only helped me with developing as a coach but also as a person. I left with a lot of qualifications on paper but equally I left a more rounded person. I then had a gap year and returned to education this year at Abertay University studying a BSc Honours in Sport and Exercise year 3. I have also gained a placement with Dundee FC and I am currently receiving ongoing training from AC Milan as part of their partnership with Dundee FC. None of this would have been possible without the education I received and the continued support of the sports team at Angus College. I hope by the end of my journey I am in full-time employment at a professional club developing young athletes using all the tools I learned during my time in further education.

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Robert Donnan . HND Sports Coaching & Development 2010

Part-time options may be available for some courses call 01241 432725 for information

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Certificate in Access to Uniformed Services SCQF Level 4-6

Who is this course aimed at? This specialised course is unique in its format compared to other courses in the College and has been designed to help you develop the skills, qualities and attributes necessary to be able to apply for positions within the uniformed or emergency services. It has been carefully tailored to meet the rigorous standards required by these organisations and is supported throughout by service representatives who will be on hand to provide essential information and guidance. What entry requirements will I need? At interview stage 1 you must demonstrate that you fit the programme criteria and have the commitment to succeed in this specialised course. At stage 2 you will be assessed by college tutors to determine your fitness level. These will be gym-based fitness tests. How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre in Arbroath. Residential visits to Barry Buddon Training Camp and HMS Caledonia Rosyth will be included in your study. There will also be time spent visiting the emergency services. What will I study on this course? The course has a strong emphasis on physical fitness, team building and personal development. Students will study first aid, team working and problem solving, literacy, numeracy, IT and map reading. There are two residential courses - one is led by the Army Youth Team and the other by the Royal Marines Visibility Team. A good level of fitness is required to gain access to this programme. Job and progression routes? Successful completion may lead to employment in areas such as Scottish Ambulance Service, Paramedics, Scottish Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Police Force, Royal Navy, RAF or Royal Marines.

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I joined the AUS course to gather information and it gave me a good insight into all the forces and what they had to offer. Within the course I learned different skills from first aid to map reading and gained a high level of fitness which has helped me to progress through Royal Marines training. Upon finishing my training I have completed several training exercises in the UK.

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Callum Connelly . Access to Uniformed Services 2009/10

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Sport and Fitness Pathways Course

Additional Qualifications

3rd Year Degree Articulation

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Introduction to Sport

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NPLQ* NGBs Level 1+2* First Aid at Work Level 2 - Fitness Instructor* Level 3 - Personal Trainer TOPS NPLQ* Indoor Sports Leaders NGBs @ Level 1 First Aid at Work Level 2 - Fitness Instructor* Indoor Sports Leaders Emergency First Aid

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First Aid at Work Level 2 - Fitness Instructor

RAF, Army, Navy, Police, Ambulance, Fire Service, FE Course

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supported education Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals’ educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at college, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. All achievements are recognised at the end of each academic year.

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Access - Step Forward Courses (Foundation)

Access - Step Forward Courses (General)

Who is this course aimed at? These are full-time courses for young people who have received support for learning in the past and who wish to continue their studies in a supportive environment. Study is offered at a rate and pace suitable to the individual with achievements expected in a range of assessment opportunities.

Who is this course aimed at? These are full-time courses for young people who wish to continue their studies in a supportive environment. Study is offered at a rate and pace suitable to the individual with achievements expected in a range of assessment opportunities.

SCQF Level 1-2

Courses are generally full-time for up to two years. What entry requirements will I need? Supported Education are committed to offering a wide range of provision across a range of subject areas. There are no pre-entry requirements other than a willingness to study and to participate fully as a student at college. Applicants will be invited to come and meet the staff team for an informal interview, where together we will discuss which course suits your needs and your educational aim. Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals’ educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at college, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. What will I study on this course? The course enables young people to continue their education. Each student has a personal timetable. This is made up of key areas which all students will cover: communication, numeracy, IT, employment/enterprise skills, independent living skills, health studies and personal development. In addition to these key areas, students are encouraged to choose vocational tasters throughout the year which may include Painting & Decorating, Hair & Beauty, Catering, Joinery, Animal Care, Gardening, Construction and Sport. Students may also be able to develop their skills in art and craft, leisure and recreation, sports studies, drama and photography/digital media, community leisure, volunteering. Progression Routes Further college courses, supported employment referrals volunteer agency referrals, wider community opportunities in life and work.

SCQF Level 2-4

Students will also be offered opportunities to attend work placements and enhance their employability skills. Courses are generally full-time for up to two years. What entry requirements will I need? Supported Education are committed to offering a wide range of provision across a range of subject areas. There are no pre-entry requirements other than a willingness to study and a motivation to participate fully as a student at college. Applicants will be invited to come and meet the staff team for an informal interview, where together, we will discuss which course suits your needs best. What will I study on this course? Each student has a personal timetable. This is made up of key areas which all students will cover: communication, numeracy, IT, employment/ enterprise skills, independent living skills, health studies and personal development. In addition to these key areas, students will be given guidance on vocational tasters throughout the year which may include painting and decorating, hair and beauty, catering, joinery, animal care, gardening, construction and sport. Students may also be able to develop their skills in art and craft, leisure and recreation, sports studies, drama and photography/digital media, community leisure and volunteering. Progression Routes Further College courses, Skillseekers, employment referrals, Careers Scotland referrals, volunteering opportunities, supported employment referrals and wider community opportunities in life and work.

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Access - Moving On (Full-time or Part-time) SCQF Level 2-4

Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed toward students who wish to take the time to further explore their personal targets in relation to independence and employment in their community. Students will explore issues that will enhance their ability to develop citizenship skills and employment skills. In addition to this, students will choose from a variety of vocational options to further enhance their employability skills and knowledge. A work experience placement will be part of this course and students will keep a vocational log of this to add to their achievements. What entry requirements will I need? There are no pre-entry requirements other than a willingness to study and to participate fully as a student at college. Students will be invited for interview and have a chance to meet the staff team. Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals’ educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at college, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. How and where will I study? The learning environment for this course is varied and makes full use of local community opportunities as well as the facilities available on the college campus. What will I study on this course? You will cover the areas of essential skills including communication, numeracy and citizenship. You will also develop and produce a current CV whilst studying this course. Vocational areas can include Animal Care, Sports and Leisure, Gardening, Construction, Photography, Hair and Beauty and Art and Design. You can discuss these choices at interview with the course tutor. Academic units covered will be designed to best meet your individual needs. Planning and review of this will be done in conjunction with your personal college tutor who will guide you through the process. Job and progression routes? Further College courses, fuller participation in local community, supported employment and volunteering.

Short Course Opportunities: Designed by you, for you...

Supported Education are happy to respond to community needs and welcome enquiries from agencies, individuals and community groups to design and create short tailor-made courses to meet specific requirements. (subject to funding)

For further information please contact: Supported Education Team tel: 01241 432647

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Community Opportunities Courses SCQF Level 1-3

Who are these opportunities for? Supported Education opportunities offers a variety of part-time classes covering a wide range of subjects. Classes are available at the main Arbroath campus and at the College Learning Centres in Montrose, Forfar and Kirriemuir and other community venues. What entry requirements will I need? Supported Education are committed to offering a wide range of provision across a range of subject areas. There are no pre-entry requirements other than a willingness to study and to participate fully as a student at college. Applicants will generally be invited to come and meet the staff team for an informal interview where we will discuss the classes that suit your needs best. Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals’ educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at college, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. We offer a variety of courses and opportunities for students with profound and complex needs. This can be discussed on application. How will I study? Generally classes run for a whole morning or afternoon. Students will be encouraged to access classes that best suit their interests. Students can attend on a part-time basis - anything from 2 hours up to 15 hours per week. Students will be encouraged to take assessment opportunities to gain certification for their achievements. Classes are run over the full academic year. What will I study on this course? Subjects offered can include: Personal Social Education, Skills for Life, Art, Drama, Photography/ Digital Media, Sports Studies, Sports and Leisure, Community Recreation, Communication, Numeracy, ASDAN modules, IT and Computing, Gardening, Hair and Beauty, Catering, Animal Care, Painting and Decorating, Joinery, Employment Skills, Sport for All and Expressive Arts. Courses offer accreditation at SQA Levels Access 1/2/3 and also via the modular ASDAN network. Further Progression Routes Personal development opportunities, wider community opportunities and vocational tasters.

School Links SCQF Level 1-3

There are two strands of School Link opportunities on offer through Supported Education. Opportunities are available for young people still in school to attend on a part-time basis throughout the year in preparation for leaving school. Referrals for all school links are made in conjunction with schools and other outside agencies. All enquiries are welcome. Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals’ educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at college, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. 1.School Link Opportunities – During the school year Opportunities are available for young people still in school to attend on a part-time basis throughout the school year. This enables pupils/students to have a taster of College with the full support of their school. Additionally, students will be offered opportunities to explore work placements and participate in careers workshops. Subjects offered can include: Skills for Life, Art, Drama, Photography/Digital Media, Sports Studies, Sports and Leisure, Community Recreation, Communication, Numeracy, ASDAN modules (including ‘Going to College’ module), IT and Computing, Gardening, Hair and Beauty, Catering, Animal Care, Painting and Decorating, Joinery, Employment Skills, Sport for All, Music and Movement and Street Dance. 2. School Leavers Link Programme Preparation for coming to College This usually occurs in the final college term. Students who are due to leave school in June are offered the opportunity to attend college with other potential 1st year students. The programme gives them a taster of all topics available and enables young people to gain confidence in a college setting. On completion of this course, students will have sufficient information to make choices about their future provision in college and start to prepare for full-time attendance on leaving school in the summer. Students get a chance to meet each other and find out more about college life. Generally referral is made from schools directly to Supported Education.

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Supported Education Awards 2012

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work-focused training Short, dedicated programmes helping you to access employment.

Employability Team This team of highly professional staff are focused on the design, development and delivery of programmes, which support individuals who may have complex issues, to access training and gain work experience. The team work closely with Skills Development Scotland, JobCentre Plus and other key agencies across Scotland and have had real success in supporting people back into work. The team are very approachable, supportive and flexible and operate in all the five College Learning Centres. If you need help with your CV, interview skills and other related areas - give us a call.

If you are interested in joining programmes offered by the Employability Team, call Lynn now on 01241 432602

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student services Our purpose-built Advice Centre is on the ground floor of the Isla Building and is open 8.45am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You can pop in, make an appointment at a time that suits you or call us on the telephone numbers below.

Advice Centre: 01241 432727 Student Services: 01241 432604 Student Funding: 01241 432624

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the advice centre The aim of the Advice Centre is to support students in a range of ways that will enable you to enjoy and manage your time at college and to support you in making good choices for the next step into education or employment. Everyone can experience a ‘blip’ that gets in the way of their studies and we are here to help you get over that difficulty so you make the most of your time at Angus College. Our purpose-built Advice Centre is on the ground floor of the Isla Building and is open 8.45am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You can pop in, make an appointment at a time that suits you or call us on the telephone numbers below.

What can we offer you?

Before you come to college... As you are thinking about coming to college, we can help you make the right choices about the best course for your needs and aspirations. Our staff are available by appointment or at drop-in sessions to advise you about: Choosing the right course

The different study methods available

Course costs and available funding

Practical arrangements for childcare and travel

Support with study, disability or other support needs

Dyslexia screening and support

While you are at college... Our aim is to help you deal with any challenges or problems that may arise during your course, so that you can enjoy being at College and achieve success. Course Leaders support students in their studies, and the advice centre staff also provide a free, impartial and friendly service to help you deal with any concerns you might have about: Personal and emotional issues of every kind

Health matters

Maths, communications and IT study support

Childcare and college nursery

Welfare and benefits

Job vacancies board

Course or study issues

Exam/assessment arrangements

Additional support needs/assistive technology

College transport

Funding – EMA’s, bursaries, loans and all types of financial assistance

When you are thinking about your next move If you would like support to consider what to do after college we will happily help you access further careers information and can put you in touch with Skills Development Scotland. If you are interested in applying for a university place please contact Brenda Flynn in the Advice Centre and she will help you complete your UCAS application.

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What if I might need additional support at College? As a college we are committed to providing high quality support for students who may require additional support while at college. If you feel any of the following may affect you at college then please let us know as early as possible so we can arrange for the most appropriate support to be in place for you starting college. Dyslexia

Blind/Partially Sighted

Mobility Difficulties

Personal Care Support

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental Health Difficulties

Aspergers/Autism

Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy etc

Reading/Writing/Numbers

Contact the Advice Centre to discuss the needs you might have while studying. You can contact us before you start or during your course at any time.

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If you are studying at an HNC/D level and you have an additional support need you may be eligible to receive a Disabled Student Award. We have three assessors in the college who will meet with you individually to complete a needs assessment to ensure that the support you require is suited to you and your course. This award is to help students who have a health or support need such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, mental health difficulties, physical disability, Autism or sensory difficulties. If you would like to find out more about DSA please contact Richard Costella in the Advice centre or you can call him on 01241 432706.

Since coming to college on an introductory course in 2008 I have received brilliant support for my dyslexia and to build my personal confidence and skills. I feel that without the support from a range of student services staff and my tutors I would not have been able to progress with my studies. I liked the fact that the support I received was tailored around me and what I needed and this has worked really well.

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Equality and Diversity

At Angus College we believe all individuals and groups should be treated in an inclusive, positive and non-discriminatory way. The College welcomes the positive ethos and culture created by the involvement of different social, ethnic, racial and cultural groups within college life and actively promotes the value of diversity amongst students and staff. The College is committed to taking all reasonable steps to anticipate and meet the needs of staff, students, visitors and others with disabilities using college facilities and/or services. The College will ensure - so far as practicable - that all necessary adjustments are made to ensure that all sections of our community can benefit from the full range of services we provide.

Full details of the College Equality and Diversity Policy are available upon request.

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learning centres Although the College provides transport from most rural Angus areas to our main Arbroath campus, we also understand that it is not always possible or convenient for everyone to study in Arbroath. In recognition of this, the College has established flagship Learning Centres in Forfar, Montrose, Kirriemuir and Brechin where there are a wide range of training options from full-time to part-time or even flexible ‘drop-in’ classes. If you are looking to find out more about our Learning Centres please call the relevant number, where our Centre Administrators will be delighted to help you. Students range from the school leaver, people wishing to return to work, those updating skills to retired people still eager to learn new skills. All students however, have one thing in common - they are keen to learn and gain great satisfaction from their achievements. So regardless of your age, why not come along to one of our centres for a chat to find out a little more about what Angus College can offer you.

Our Brechin Learning Centre located directly beside Brechin High School is a smart, modern facility with a state-of-the art computer suite, two multi-purpose rooms and relaxed social space. The Centre offers full and part-time courses as well as a wide range of leisure classes. With disabled access and parking this centre offers an inviting environment and enjoyable learning experience.

Duke Street . Brechin DD9 6EE . t/f. 01356 624779 The Forfar Learning Centre provides the people of Forfar with a relaxed and comfortable

environment for learning. The Centre offers full and part-time courses as well as a wide range of leisure classes. Along with two state-of-the-art IT suites, the Centre also houses two boardroom/ meeting rooms fully equipped with presentation equipment which are available to let by the local business community. The Centre has full disabled access ensuring that everyone, regardless of their disability has equal right to the facilities. A private car park is also available at the rear of the building.

West High Street . Forfar . DD8 1BA t/f. 01307 461828 The Kirriemuir Learning Centre, situated close to the town centre, provides a bright and

relaxed atmosphere, catering for a range of learning opportunities from full-time programmes to art and other leisure classes. Drop-in computing is also available whether you want to gain a qualification of just learn how to communicate with friends in far flung places.

Fairlie House . Kirktonhill . Kirriemuir . DD8 4HU . t/f. 01575 575564 The Montrose Learning Centre is a flourishing centre, well used by the local people of

Montrose. It was also one of the first centres in Scotland to be awarded the Learn Direct Flagship Centre status by the Scottish University for Industry - the Government flagship organisation for lifelong learning. The Centre is spread over three floors and provides spacious accommodation with a full range of facilities. There are two general classrooms, two IT suites, a training flat, a social area and a meeting room for counselling and interviews. The largest of the four centres, students pass through its doors each year to study everything from full-time National and Higher National programmes to computing and art.

North Esk Road . Montrose . DD10 8TG . t/f. 01674 671686

college transport The College provides a bus service to and from the main campus in Arbroath with pick up and drop off points throughout Angus. Bus passes for bursary students and those students under 18 are issued on your induction day.

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Find bus timetables at: www.angus.gov.uk/transport


understanding the qualifications Introduction to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) - see table following What is the SCQF?

The SCQF is a way of comparing the wide range of Scottish qualifications. It covers achievements such as those from school, college, university, and many work-based qualifications. It does this by giving each qualification a level and a number of credit points. The level of a qualification shows how difficult the learning is. The credit points show how much learning is involved in achieving that qualification. Each credit point represents an average of 10 hours of learning. The SCQF can: • help you decide how you progress in your learning; • help you understand qualifications you are not familiar with; • help employers understand different types of qualifications and help with the development of your skills; • help colleges and universities identify the level that has been studied in a particular subject and make it easier to transfer credit points between different learning programmes; and • provide recognition of other areas of your learning that may contribute to your personal development and your goals for the future. All Scottish universities and colleges are now using SCQF levels and credit points to describe their courses, if these are included in the Framework. A wide range of other learning is also being recognised using SCQF levels and credits. Some employers are also using SCQF levels instead of, or as well as, types of qualification when they advertise jobs. The SCQF also helps to illustrate the relationships between Scottish qualifications and those in the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond, which can clarify opportunities for international progression routes and credit transfer. The SCQF has recently been referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), meaning that there is now an easy way to compare the level of qualifications of the countries in Europe who have developed a National Qualifications Framework. For more information on The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit www.scqf.org.uk.

www.scqf.org.uk

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National Progression Awards

Professional Development Awards

NPA’s are designed to help people reach their goals. NPA’s are available in a variety of areas, including things like Construction and Childcare, to new areas such as Digital Literacy. They’re aimed at assessing a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas. They also link to National Occupational Standards, which are the basis of SVQs. NPA’s are at SCQF Levels 2-6, and are mainly used by colleges for short study programes, such as return-to-work courses or part-time learning for those already in work.

These courses are a collection of Higher National Units generally 3, in a particular subject area and are equivalent to SCQF levels 6-12.

Certificate Courses These are designed to prepare people for employment in specific subject areas and a collection of units are undertaken that do not lead to an overall certificate in, but do award for each unit. These courses are designed to met the needs of local employers and learners. The courses are set at levels which include Access and Introduction to courses.

Higher National Courses You can gain an Higher National Certificate (HNC) in a wide range of subject areas by achieving 12 credits. This will give you progression to the Higher National Diploma (HND) which is gained by achieving 30 credits. Generally the HNC can be achieved in one year on a full-time basis and the HND in two years with the HNC as your first year. In some courses the HNC/HND will give you access to second or third year degree programmes. HNC is equivalent to SCQF level 7 and HND level 8.

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) Scottish Vocational Qualifications are available at a level that reflects your job role and are nationally designed and recognised qualifications which are usually gained in the workplace, but can be undertaken as part of a course in college. SVQs assure an employer that an individual holding this qualification is competent to carry out a particular role and have the underpinning skills and knowledge in that area of work. SVQ courses range in equivalence to SCQF level 4-11.

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Other Qualifications We offer a vast range of qualifications including professional qualifications not included in this guide, the contents for these will be explained to you at interview or by calling our Student Services staff. These qualifications include City & Guilds, Microsoft, CompTIA and other professional body awards.

Degree in Management offered by Angus College Angus College in partnership with Robert Gordon University are offering a part-time degree programme starting in September 2013. For further information contact Mina Welsh on 01241 432662 or email: mina.welsh@angus.ac.uk

Aiming for University Every year, Angus College helps many students gain qualifications which enable them to progress to university courses. After you complete a HNC or HND you can normally access year 2 or 3 of a degree course at a university. The College has established formal arrangements, called articulation agreements for over twenty different programmes, with partner universities.


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full-time funding information Once you have been accepted on to a full-time National Certificate programme, all the necessary funding application documents will be sent to you.If this does not happen by the end of June please contact us on 01241 432743. If you have any questions or need help in completing the funding forms you can contact us on 01241 432743 or come in to the Advice Centre. The Student Services team work throughout the summer so forms can be handed in to the Advice Centre or posted. The information included here is intended as a guide only and you should always remember that everyone’s circumstances are different, therefore we advise that you contact Student Funding on 01241 432743 for more detailed information.

National Certificate Programmes EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowances)

An EMA is a weekly allowance for students who are under 18 at the start date of their course and studying at National Certificate level. The EMA consists of a maintenance allowance, course expenses and travel costs (if applicable). The maintenance allowance is assessed against household income. For further information please contact the Student Funding Team on 01241 432624.

FE Bursaries

If you undertake a full-time National Certificate course you may be eligible for a bursary to help you finance your study. The bursary may consist of a maintenance award, course expenses and travel costs (if applicable). Most students may receive a bursary for a full-time National Certificate course provided they meet the residency requirements.

We strongly advise that bursary forms are returned to the College at the earliest opportunity to ensure there is no hold up in the processing of your application prior to the start of the course. The Student Services team work throughout the summer so forms can be handed in to the Advice Centre or posted.

Discretionary Funds

The college can help part-time and full-time students on both NC and HN programmes with money towards their rent or mortgage and also childcare costs associated with attending college. The amount of money that we can help you with depends on your personal circumstances and your household income. The amount we can help you with in relation to your income and application forms will be available from June 2013 online, on the college website, from the Advice Centre or you can call us and we can send you an application form by post. If you would like further information before coming to college or for forms to be sent out please call 01241 432743.

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Higher National Programmes

Scotland now has a funding system separate from other parts of the United Kingdom. Students who are normally resident in Scotland, undertaking Higher National Certificate or Diploma courses at Scottish institutions, will not have to pay tuition fees. However, those students who have previously received funding will not be funded again unless they are progressing to a higher level course. Students on HNC or HND programmes are entitled to apply for a Student Loan through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). The amount you receive is based on your personal circumstances. SAAS only accept online applications. If there are special circumstances which mean you cannot complete an online application please contact SAAS directly on the phone number below. Students are

encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Applications should be made online: www.saas.gov.uk

SAAS Phone Number: 0300 555 0505

We would strongly urge you to apply as soon as possible, sending any supporting information by recorded delivery. Staff in the Advice Centre would be happy to help you complete your application and photocopy the necessary documentation. There are some non-repayable grants available primarily for lone parents and other adult dependants who have no income.

Information correct at the time of printing. Funding policy is reviewed annually and students should be aware this may change.

I was struggling with my SAAS application so came into the Advice Centre and was helped to complete it online and discuss what other evidence I needed to send away. This really helped me get my application in on time. HNC student

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I went through a difficult time where financially I wasn’t coping at all. I came in and made an appointment to speak to a support worker, who helped me get my funding sorted out. They also referred me to the Citizens Advice Bureau for additional help with other money worries I had before coming to college. This was a huge help and I felt much better once I had spoken to staff and got things sorted out.

NC student

I hadn’t realised that I could get help with my rent and was struggling to make my bursary cover all my living costs. I got help to fill in the application form and the other information I needed to bring in. Getting help with my rent was a massive help and I could relax and get on with enjoying my course. NC student

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There are many courses to choose from at Angus College and you may often require more information than is given in this directory. In that case, call our Student Services Team on 01241 432604, who can discuss with you all your options. Also available to support you are our student funding specialists who can advise you on all aspects of funding your study.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a course is online at: www.angus.ac.uk

95% of our students now apply online and as part of our continuing carbon management policy, we want to reduce the amount of paper we use and circulate.

You can also download an application form, complete it and send it by post to: Admissions, Angus College, Keptie Road, Arbroath, DD11 3EA. Alternatively, call 01241 432600 and we can send an application form to you.

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What Happens Next? Interview and Selection When the application is received by the College you will be sent an acknowledgement by email/text. Following on from that, you will be sent an email/letter asking you to attend a short, informal interview. The interview will be individual or in groups depending on your chosen course. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions about the course or college. The reason for this is to ensure that the course is the right one for you and that you meet the entry criteria. Where possible, tutors will advise you there and then if they are in a position to offer you a place. This will then be confirmed by email. You must then decide if you are going to accept the offer and reply within the given time period.

All communication from the Admissions team after receiving your application will, in the first instance, be by email. Where an applicant does not supply an email address, communication will be by text message. Where neither of these communication channels is available, letters will be sent by post.

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Prior to you starting your full-time course, you will receive bursary forms if you are studying a non-advanced programme or a grant/loan application if you are studying HNC or HND. It is important that you follow the instructions on these application forms carefully and in time, or your funding support may be affected (see funding information on page 95).

Prior to the start of your course you will be sent induction information by email highlighting your induction day. This will contain lots of useful information about starting college. If you have any concerns at this point, we advise you to contact Admissions on 01241 432622/432777/432810.


Criminal Convictions Angus College actively promotes equality of opportunity and we are keen to encourage a diverse student population with a wide range of talents, backgrounds and experiences. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from gaining a place at the College, but this is important information for us to consider as part of the admissions process. As part of the interview process for your course you will be asked to declare if you have any relevant criminal convictions. A relevant conviction is defined as: Those convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature, and convictions for offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking. Unless the nature of the course requires us to ask questions about your entire criminal record (such as Care courses), you are not required to tell us about 'spent' convictions as defined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you have a relevant conviction, you will not be automatically excluded from the application process. However we may want to consider your application further or ask for more information before we make a decision.

Apply online at: www.angus.ac.uk

Advice Centre: 01241 432727 Student Services: 01241 432604 Student Funding: 01241 432624

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how do I apply?

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carbon management

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Angus College is proud to have achieved a 25% reduction in its CO2 emissions three years earlier than its targeted date. The College’s Carbon Management plan was put in place in 2008, as part of the agreed national priorities, with all areas of the public sector committing to reduce their CO2 emissions. By reducing the amount of paper we use, receive and circulate we are helping the environment, saving energy and increasing our efficiency. You can do your bit by applying online and allowing us to make contact with you by email and/or text message. Thank you

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College term dates and holidays 2013/14 Induction:

Week beginning Monday 19 August 2013

First term starts:

Monday 26 August 2013

Autumn holiday:

Monday 14 - Friday 18 October 2013

First term re-starts: Monday 21 October 2013 First term ends:

Friday 20 December 2013

Christmas holiday: Monday 23 December - Friday 3 January 2014 Second term starts: Monday 6 January 2014 Mid term weekend: Friday 14 & Monday 15 February 2014 Second term ends: Friday 28 March 2014 Easter holiday:

Monday 7 - Friday 18 April 2014

Third term starts:

Monday 21 April 2014

May Day holiday:

Monday 5 May 2014

Third term ends:

Friday 2 July 2014

Dates subject to change


Apply online at: www.angus.ac.uk

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