Page 1

ADULT EDUCATION

Evening Courses for Adults January 2014—July 2014 A NEW YEAR  ‐ a new interest …..   

It is not too late to take up an interest or join  an exercise/fitness class; there are a small  number of qualifica on courses star ng soon  too.     

LOOK INSIDE for a full list of courses star ng  in January 2014 and a er Easter 2014. 

Why join expensive  gyms to get fit or lose  weight?  We have a variety of  fitness courses  available to help you. 

In addition to our usual examination courses, we have introduced new leisure courses to tempt you: Cooking with ‘Pete’; Earth Story (how does the earth work?); Indian Cookery; Japanese Culture through Film; Jewellery making; Singing; The Story of Britain; Forensic Science; Radical Women 1819-1918; Woodwork project .... The facilities available provide you with access to up-to-date computer software, teaching aids and rooms. If you have a disability don’t let that put you off, our college will do all it can to accommodate you.

HOW TO CONTACT US FOR MORE  INFORMATION:  Telephone:  0161 419 9163   e‐mail:  sheila@aquinas.ac.uk  OR:  Visit our website for full course descrip ons:    www.aquinas.ac.uk/adulteduca on 


1

FEES

(Please refer to our ‘Fees & Charging Policy’ on the reverse side of each feels list)

For some courses in yellow blocks marked with a  ck, you may be  en tled to a concession:* 

If you are aged 23 or under  and you are studying an examina on course, you may be en tled  to a concession on your fees if one of the following applies to  you:  You receive Job Seeker’s Allowance  You receive Employment Support Allowance (Work ac vity group only)  You receive Universal Credit and are unemployed  You are aged 19‐23 and you are enrolling on your first full level 2 or full level 3  qualifica on (coded FL2 OR FL3 shown a er the course  tle)  You are aged over 16 but under 19 when you start your qualifica on  You are enrolling for basic literacy / numeracy courses (Func onal Skills) 

If you are aged 24 or over 

Concessions*   

Documentary  evidence  confirming  that  you  meet the criteria is   required before any concession can be given.   This  should  be  brought  with  you  when  you  come to enrol.  Failure to do so, will result in  the full fee being charged.   

Extra charges:  Some courses may carry extra  costs for materials for which an addi onal fee  may be charged.  See fee lists.   

Paying  via  Instalments—ExaminaƟon courses only:     

For example: If your fee is over £200 you may  be  able  to  pay  in  instalments.    You  will  be  required to pay 50% of the total course fee at  enrolment and the balance by standing order  payments  spread  over  no  more  than  3  monthly  payments.    Please  ask  for  details  when you enrol.   

and planning to study a Level 3 course you can take advantage of  a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan—brief details below: 

Failure  to  pay  an  instalment  will    end  the  agreement  and  the  balance  remaining  will  become due immediately. 

If you are aged 24 or over and plan to study a Level 3 course, eg. Access to  Higher Educa on Diploma, A levels, Other Level 3 courses, there is a new way  to pay fees. 

Similarly,  if  you  withdraw  from  the  course,   you  are  eligible  for  any  fees  unpaid  and  will  be invoiced for that balance. 

Any UK resident aged 24+ who enrols onto an eligible course star ng a er 1  August 2013, (contact us on 0161 419 9163 to check) can take out a 24+  Advanced Learning Loan to pay the tui on fee.  The Student Loans Company  will pay college directly.  You start paying the loan back either in May 2016 or  a er that date when you earn £21,000+.  This is wri en off a er 30 years.   This applies to unemployed people too.    To be able to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan you must have a place  offered to you by a college.  If the loan is for an Access to Higher Educa on Diploma and you go on to  successfully complete a degree, the loan will be wri en off.  Contact us on  0161 419 9163 for further informa on on 24+ Advanced Learning Loans. 

 

Aquinas Community Courses  (ACL) in white blocks:  These courses are not funded by either the  Skills Funding Agency or the Local Authority  and are offered solely by the college.     There are no concessions available.  All  students pay the full fee as listed on the fees  list. 

Local Authority funded courses (LAP) — in lilac blocks, you may be en tled to a concession* if:  You are unemployed and in receipt of income‐based Jobseeker’s Allowance  You are in receipt of income‐based benefits (formerly known as means‐tested)  You are in receipt of Council Tax Benefit OR Housing Benefit OR Income Support  You are in receipt of Working Tax Credit (with a household income of less than £16,040)  You are in receipt of Pension Credits (Guarantee Credit only)  You are in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) (Non‐contribu on basis)  You are an unwaged dependant (as defined by Jobcentre Plus) of those listed above aged 19 or over  You are an asylum seeker or refugee in receipt of the equivalent of income‐based benefit (assistance under the terms of the  Immigra on and Asylum Act 1999 and their dependants)  You are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance  You are issued with a Stockport Council Band A Leisure Key (starts with:  1/...) 


SUPPORT AND OTHER INFORMATION

2

COURSE SUPPORT: We have a specialist member of staff who can offer advice and support on all aspects of communication and study skills. Help is available on Monday and Tuesday evenings and is available to any student enrolled at the Adult Education Centre at any time throughout the academic year, so please ask if you think you may need help at any time. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: Aquinas College is committed to Equal Opportunities (policy available upon request). AMENDMENTS TO COURSES; CANCELLED CLASSES; REFUNDS: From time to time Aquinas College may need to cancel or amend courses when situations arise beyond our control. Should we have to cancel a class, every effort will be made to rearrange the class. If a learner is unable to attend the re-arranged class, no refund will be payable. The College operates a ‘no refund policy’ for part-attended courses. Circumstances such as illness, work commitments, holidays, relocations etc. are not considered for refund. WHEN DOES MY COURSE START:

January 2014:

All courses: Monday 6th or Tuesday 7th January

April 2014:

All courses: Monday 28th April or Tuesday 29th April

Aquinas College   Adult Educa on  

Painting group

CONTACT DETAILS:

 

0161 419 9163 (direct line)    0161 483 3237 (switchboard)    www.aquinas.ac.uk/adulteduca on  e‐mail: sheila@aquinas.ac.uk       

Photography group pictures

Nangreave Road   STOCKPORT Cheshire SK2 6TH 

Please refer to page 11 for full details of how and when to enrol for all courses.


3

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS COURSES suitable for personal development or to update your CV The college has Microsoft Office 2010 software installed. You will find attendance times for each course detailed below. All classes are ‘taught’; you will have a tutor to explain and teach you in a structured way. For some ICT classes you will work from a text book with tutor support and presentation exercises using interactive whiteboards. Assessments and examinations are compulsory. Weekly attendance is essential on all courses to ensure you do not miss any subject content. You can also expect to be given work to complete at home.

You will need to make an appointment for an Initial Assessment for these courses so please call 0161 419 9163 to arrange this during June, July or August.

COURSE

WHEN

TIME

NO. OF WEEKS

FEE (2013-14)

Eligible for fee concession

START DATE:

Award in Book-keeping & Accounts Level 2

Monday

6—8.30 pm

1 term course

£195

January 2014

Entry Level IT—beginner

Tuesday

6—8 pm

26

£173

January 2014

Award in Computerised Accounts Level 1

Monday

6 —9 pm

1 term course

£188

X

April 2014

Award in Computerised Accounts Level 2

Tuesday

6—9 pm

1 term course

£195

X

April 2014

Monday

6—8.30 pm

1 term course

£188

September

£245

(19-23)

September

Tuesday

6—9 pm

22

£373

X (24+)

September

Monday

6 –8 pm

27

£199

September only

£258

(19-23)

September

Tuesday

6—8.30 pm

35

£520

X (24+)

September

Monday

6—9 pm

35

£575

September

£575

(19-23)

September

Monday

6—9 pm

35

£875

X (24+)

September

Tuesday

6—9 pm

35

£365

September

JANUARY & APRIL START:

SEPTEMBER 2014: Award in Book-keeping & Accounts Level 1 Award in Accounting & Bookkeeping Level 3 Level 1 Award —creative publishing— webpage design Award in ITQ—Microsoft Office Skills Level 3 Legal Secretaries Certificate Level 2 (CILEx) (FL2) Legal Secretaries Certificate Level 3 (CILEx) (FL3) Legal Studies Certificate Level 2 (CILEx Paralegal) (FL2)

Please refer to page 11 for full details of how and when to enrol for all courses.


4

NON-EXAMINATION IT COURSES

# Fee Code—Local Authority Programme

(LAP)

See the separate fees list for the cost of all courses listed (copy available upon request).

COURSE

WHEN

TIME

NO. OF WEEKS

When available:

Web Design & Marketing Workshop LAP (beginner)

Monday

6—8 pm

Termly

April 2014 only

Everyday Computer Skills

Tuesday

6—8 pm

Termly

September only

Fee Code#

LAP

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION—DIPLOMA

Our Access programme is a one year part-time course for over 19s and is an accepted alternative to A levels recognised by universities for admission onto a wide range of degree courses. Students have progressed onto nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, counselling, the legal profession and teaching degree Choose one of the two pathways: programmes from this course. What is the Access to Higher Education Diploma?

Human Biology & Psychology OR Law/Criminology & Psychology For each pathway you will also study ‘Core Skills’

You attend on Monday AND Tuesday evenings 6.00 to 9.00 pm for 35 weeks. To apply you need to have a good level of literacy and numeracy, preferably Grade C or above in GCSE English and/or Maths plus Science if your pathway choice is Human Biology. Prior knowledge of the subjects is not required. HOW DO I APPLY/ENROL?

Full details can be downloaded from our website: www.aquinas.ac.uk/ adulteducation

Application forms will be available from the 13th January 2014 at the very bottom of the Access to HE page on the college website (www.aquinas.ac.uk). From the home page pick the ‘Adult Education’ tab at the top and follow the link to Access to HE. If you wish to make an appointment for advice: Telephone: 0161 419 9163 OR: e-mail gjcowling@yahoo.co.uk or sheila@aquinas.ac.uk

COURSE

WHEN

Access to Higher Education (either pathway as described above)

You attend Monday and Tuesday

TIME

6—9.00 pm

NO. OF Estimated Eligible for fee WEEKS FEE concession (2014-15) £1500

(19-23)

£3000

X (24+)

START DATE:

35 September only

Please refer to page 11 for full details of how and when to enrol for all courses.


5

BASIC LITERACY/NUMERACY, GCSE & AS COURSES You will need to make an appointment for an Initial Assessment for these courses so please call 0161 419 9163 to arrange this during June, July or August. COURSE

WHEN

TIME

NO. OF WEEKS

FEE (2013-14)

Eligible for fee concession

Functional Skills in Literacy Level 1

START DATE:

September only Tuesday

7—9 pm

17 each level

N/A

Free to all February 2014

Functional Skills in Literacy Level 2 Functional Skills in Numeracy Level 1

September only

Monday

6—8 pm

Functional Skills in Numeracy Level 2

17 each level

N/A

Free to all

30

£293

(Free if you do not already have a GCSE ‘C’ grade)

September only

February 2014 (Free if you do not already have a GCSE ‘C’ grade)

English GCSE

Tuesday

6—9 pm

Maths GCSE (Foundation level) - group 1 (Higher level)

Monday Monday

6.30—9 pm 6—9 pm

30

£257 £365

Psychology GCSE

Tuesday

6—8.30 pm

30

£365

September only

£420

 (19-23)

September only

£545

X (24+)

September only

Psychology AS

Monday

6—9 pm

September only

30

Science GCSE (Single Award)

Monday or Tuesday

6.30— 9 pm

30

£327

 

September only

Spanish GCSE

Monday

6—9 pm

30

£365

September only

Do you need help with your English and Maths? Why not join our Literacy and Numeracy courses starting in September which are taught in a friendly and supportive environment?

ADVICE & GUIDANCE: Prior to enrolment, we offer you an initial interview and guidance for all examination courses listed in this brochure.

Ask reception staff about this.

Please refer to page 11 for full details of how and when to enrol for all courses.


6

STEPS TO EMPLOYMENT (in collaboration with SMBC) 6 week sessions available throughout the year

Let us get ba help you ck int o wor k

Are you seeking employment? Do you need help?    Why not come to one of our many sessions to receive   advice and help with the following:   

       

CV wri ng  ps/covering le er  Using a pc to word process a CV  Using a pc to search for jobs   Apply for jobs online and upload a CV  Learn how to produce a PowerPoint presenta on  Confidence building  Interview skills  Money management (op onal)  WHEN

TIME

NO. OF WEEKS

FEE

Eligible for fee concession

First session starts:

First House Brinnington, Stockport

Tuesday

2—4 pm

6 per session

N/A

Free to all

09/09/2013

Aquinas College Stockport

Tuesday

6—8 pm

6 per session

N/A

Free to all

09/09/2013

Where:

Students taking part in a number of evening courses

Please refer to page 11 for full details of how and when to enrol for all courses.


7

Most of the courses below and on page 8 start in September (unless otherwise indicated) and depending upon numbers enrolling we aim to keep the course open for 3 terms (payment due before each term starts).

LEISURE & GENERAL COURSES COURSE

Fee Code#

LEVEL

MONDAY TIME

Please check for availability of places for January and April 2014

TUESDAY TIME

When available

- Telephone 0161 419 9163

An Insight into Forensic Science

ACL

Open to all

7—9 pm

Termly

Ceramics

LAP

Beginner

6.45-8.45 pm

Termly

Cooking ‘with Pete’

ACL

Open to all

Creative Crafts

LAP

Beginner

Creative Writing

LAP

n/a

7—9 pm

Termly

Drama skills for beginners

LAP

Beginner

6- 8 .00 pm

January 14

Earth Story—the science of how the earth works

LAP

n/a

7—9 pm

January 14

Indian Cookery

ACL

n/a

6.30-8.30 pm

January 14

Japanese Culture through Film

LAP

n/a

7—9 pm

Termly

Jewellery using multi media

LAP

n/a

6.45-8.45 pm

Termly

Painting/Drawing

LAP LAP

Beginner Intermediate

6.45-8.45 pm 6.45—8.45 pm

Termly Termly

Painting—Advanced Techniques

ACL

Advanced

6.45-8.45 pm

Termly

Photography

LAP

Beginner

7—9 pm

Termly

Photoshop (using Adobe CS)

LAP

Beginner

Radical Women in Greater Manchester 1819 ACL -1918

January 14

6.30—8.30 pm 6.45-8.45 pm

7—9 pm

Termly

Termly January 14

6.30—8.30 pm n/a

Singing for all

LAP

Beginner

The Story of Britain (since 10,000 BC)

LAP

n/a

6—8 pm

January 14

Web Page Design & e-commerce

LAP

Beginner

6—8 pm

April 2014

Woodwork project

ACL

n/a

6—8 pm

Termly

6—7.30 pm

Termly

FITNESS COURSES COURSE

Fee Code#

LEVEL

MONDAY TIME

TUESDAY TIME

When available

Badminton

LAP

Mixed

7—9 pm

Sept-May

Ladies Keep Fit

ACL

Mixed

7.45—8.45 pm

Termly

Ladies Multigym

ACL

Mixed

6.30-7.30 pm

Termly

Men’s Over 50 Health & Fitness

ACL

Mixed

Pilates

LAP

Mixed

Yoga (Iyengar)

ACL ACL

Intermediate Advanced

5.45—6.45 pm

Termly Termly

6.30—7.30 pm OR 7.45-8.45 pm 7.30—9 pm 6—7.30 pm

Termly Termly


Please telephone 0161 419 9163 for availability for any of the courses on these pages if you wish to start in January or after Easter.

LANGUAGES—Beginners to Advanced It is only possible to join a language course in January or April 2014 if you have already done classes with us or elsewhere and are not a complete beginner and then only if we have availability.

8

Pla abro nning  a a not  d next  holiday  yea boo k a p r?  W   of o l ur la ace on  hy  one ngu   cour a ses? ge   

Please telephone 0161 419 9163 to enquire.

COURSE

Fee Code#

LEVEL

French

LAP LAP LAP

Beginner Intermediate (yr 2) Advanced (yr 3)

German

LAP LAP

Beginner Intermediate (yr 2)

Italian

LAP LAP LAP LAP LAP

Beginner Intermediate (yr 2) Language & Culture (Yr 3) Advanced (Post AS)

Russian

LAP LAP

Beginner Language & Culture (yr 4)

Spanish

LAP LAP LAP

Beginner Beginner (Rusty) Intermediate (Pre GCSE)

MONDAY TIME

TUESDAY TIME

Length of course

6-7.30 pm 7.30-9 pm

35 weeks 35 weeks

7.30—9 pm 6—7.30 pm

35 weeks 35 weeks

7—9 pm

35 weeks 35 weeks 35 weeks 35 weeks

7.30—9 pm 6—7.30 pm 7.30—9 pm 6—7.30 pm 6-7.30 pm 7.30—9 pm 7—9 pm 7—9 pm 7—9 pm

35 weeks 35 weeks 35 weeks 35 weeks 35 weeks

# Fee Code—Local Authority Programme (LAP) Aquinas Community Learning (ACL) See the separate fees list for the cost of all courses listed (copy available upon request).

Please refer to page 11 for full details of how and when to enrol for all courses.


9

Past student comments and a pictorial insight into Aquinas College Adult Education Centre Student comments: Maths GCSE: The teacher is very helpful and makes the class fun and easy to understand. He doesn’t make you feel silly when you ask questions you feel are unimportant.

Bookkeeping: I have thoroughly enjoyed my course and am looking forward to starting the next level. The college has a lovely environment and everyone is helpful and friendly.

Science GCSE: I am really enjoying the course. It’s a good general overview of science and its varied subjects.

Functional Skills—Maths: The teacher has been amazing. I am so pleased with my progress and the class is light hearted, interesting and things are explained clearly on a 1-1. I was really pleased with the course. It has made maths more understandable and less scary—our tutor was very patient and great at explaining things.

Student comments: Psychology GCSE: Our tutor has been fantastic—***** five stars! Despite a very mixed group with a range of abilities, our tutor was patient, showed unfailing professionalism, good humour and always went that extra mile in terms of additional resources, revision sessions and exam support.

Legal Secretaries Certificate: My tutor has been really helpful and supportive and has made the course enjoyable and easy to get to grips with.

Astronomy: I have really enjoyed my Monday night sessions. It certainly makes you look at the night sky in a different light.


10

Facilities available at Aquinas College Adult Education Centre

PLEASE NOTE:    The Adult Centre will not escape the effects of a ‘squeezed’  budget in 2013‐14.  From September 2013 we will need to  use the building more efficiently to reduce energy and  security costs.      Please enter and exit the building via the east   (car‐park end) entrance.  All courses shown in this brochure are subject to a minimum  number of enrolled students and will only take place if this  number is reached.   We do not guarantee con nua on or  higher levels of courses in future academic years.      All details in this brochure were correct at the point of   prin ng. 


11

ENROLMENT INFORMATION WHEN CAN I ENROL? SPRING TERM:

Date to enrol from:

Start Date:

Leisure courses

25th November 2013

6th or 7th January 2014

Access to Higher Education Diploma (for September 2014 start)

January 2014 onwards

September 2014

SUMMER TERM:

Date to enrol from:

Start Date:

Access to Higher Education Diploma January 2014 onwards (for September 2014 start)

September 2014

Leisure courses

25th March 2014

28th or 29th April 2014

GCSE courses

June 2014 onwards

September 2014

All other examination courses

July 2014 onwards

September 2014

Staff are always available for advice and guidance including during the summer holidays and enrolment period. Some courses require an initial assessment—you will be advised when you enquire.

HOW DO I ENROL? EITHER: Telephone the Adult Education helpline (0161 419 9163). You can ask about courses and get help to decide which one is right for you. You can enrol over the telephone for most courses (please check when you call) – ensure you have your debit/credit card ready to make your payment and an enrolment pack will be sent to you. NOTE: An additional charge will be made for using a credit card.

OR: Visit us at the Adult Education Helpdesk in the college to enrol (see above). When is reception open? During term time: Monday and Tuesday: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:

9.00 am to 8.00 pm 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Spring enrolments out of term time (18-20th December): Monday to Wednesday: 9.00 am to 3.45 pm Then (2-3 January 2014): Thursday and Friday:

9.00 am to 3.30 pm


Aquinas College Adult Education brochure 2014  

Evening courses brochure for Jan 14 - Aug 14

Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you