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Thank you for your interest in Abingdon and Witney College and the part time courses that we are planning to run in 2014/15.

“The College is a welcoming, friendly and inclusive environment where staff and students work together well” –

In this prospectus you’ll find a wide range of courses which will help you make the most of your work and leisure time, or just of yourself. We want to help you to succeed and achieve your ambitions at work, at home and in life. Our courses are carefully chosen to reflect the needs of the community and employers. We work closely with industry so that you are prepared with the skills and knowledge that will be of value to employers and we work closely with our community to ensure that our leisure courses are those that you will enjoy!

Ofsted, January 2014

Whatever your ability, age or interests, our aim is to help you enrich your life and secure your future by providing only the best teaching, education and training. We were delighted in January 2014 when


Ofsted identified many areas of outstanding work at the College and we are very proud that our success rates placed us within the top 10% of Colleges in the country last year. Over 96% of our students pass their qualification and hundreds of people give us positive feedback about our leisure courses each year. Take a look through this prospectus today, go to our website for detailed information or call the College if you need further advice or guidance to help you find the right course. This prospectus is a guide only - for a full, up-to-date list of courses go to www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk where new courses are added throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you to the College.

Contents Welcome 03 Part-Time possibilities 04 Supporting you to success 05 Help with fees 06 Campus life 08 Gateway 10 Apprenticeships 11

Teresa Kelly – Principal

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2014/15

(Full Time) Term Dates

Autumn: 8 Sept – 19 Dec 2014 Spring: 5 Jan – 27 Mar 2015 Summer: 15 April – 3 July 2015

Animal and Equine

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Art and Design

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Business and Management

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Computing and IT

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Construction 26 Counselling 26 Customer Service and Retail

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Electrical 27 Engineering and Motor Vehicle

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English and Maths

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ESOL 30 GCSEs 31 Hair, Beauty and Complimentary Health

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Health and Care

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Health and Safety

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Higher Education

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Access to HE and Foundation Diplomas

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HNC and Foundation Degrees

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Honours Degrees

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Horticulture, Rural Skills and Floristry

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Human Resource Management

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Languages 42 Life Skills

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Teaching and Accessing

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Sales and Marketing

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Sport and Fitness

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Workplace Training and NVQs

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How to enrol

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Abingdon and Witney College has taken every effort to ensure that this prospectus is as accurate as possible at the time of going to print. It is intended as a general guide to college courses and facilities and forms no part of a contract. The college reserves the right to make changes or withdraw, without notice, any of the course facilities or support described.

Abingdon 01235 555 585 • Witney 01993 703 464 • enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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PART-TIME POSSIBILITIES... Do you want TO learn a new skill? Are you keen to take the next step at work? Looking for promotion? Is it time for a career change? Or do you just want to have some fun and try something new? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, then we can help. Taking a course might not cost as much as you think! We offer a range of concessions for individuals claiming various benefits and for those who aren’t eligible for concessions we have bursaries and subsidised loans available to help too. See page 6 for more information.

What do we offer? Whatever your reasons for considering a part time course, whether for professional or personal development, we have a wide selection of courses available in a range of delivery modes. From leisure courses and professional accredited courses to honours degrees, here’s a guide to the types of courses on offer:

Access to Higher Education

This is the ideal first step if you have not studied for a while or perhaps don’t have many formal qualifications but are interested in a higher education course. You will learn study skills and have the opportunity to top up your knowledge in your chosen subject before committing to a degree course.

Apprenticeships

Apprentices do real jobs for real employers so you earn while you learn. As an apprentice you’ll have a great support structure through the College and your employer, gain recognised qualifications and get the best possible start to a career you will love.

Foundation Degrees / Higher National certificates and Diplomas (HNc/D)

These are industry relevant programmes that will equip you with the higher level skills and knowledge required by employers today. They are equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree and in most cases you can progress onto the third year of an honours degree

locally. Our Foundation Degrees are offered in partnership with Oxford Brookes University.

GCSEs

We offer GCSE courses in small classes and a teaching environment very different from school. Our aim is to enable you to progress onto other courses such as a Diploma or Access to Higher Education courses.

Honours Degrees

We have a range of honours degrees offered in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. If you are looking for lower fees, the convenience of studying for your degree locally, small class sizes and a personalised approach, then Abingdon and Witney College is the perfect choice.

Leisure Courses

We have a broad range of hobby and general interest courses if you want to try something new, develop your knowledge of a subject, or perhaps want to meet new, like-minded people. Learn for leisure or you could use your new knowledge to progress onto another course.

We have a wide selection of courses available in a range of delivery modes. There are evening classes, bespoke programmes, fast track and even Saturday courses.

Professional Courses

Internationally recognised, professional courses accredited by organisations such as the Association of Accounting Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development will support your application for membership of professional bodies and can help fast track your career.

Vocational Courses

These are work-related qualifications with an emphasis on developing practical skills in your chosen industry. You undertake work related projects and get opportunities for fantastic work experience throughout. Vocational courses prepare you for progression to Higher Education, employment or use your new skills to start up your own business!

If you’re unsure about entry requirements or have queries about your application, you can find more details on our website or you can talk to the Student Services team on 01235 555585 or email enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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Supporting you TO SUCCESS

“Students and apprentices receive very strong support” Ofsted, January 2014

Whichever course you decide to study, whatever your background or circumstances, at Abingdon and Witney College a wealth of support and advice is available to help you to be happy, feel safe and to achieve success with us.

Exceptional Tutor Support

Personal tutors meet regularly with students to give feedback and help with any problems. Our small class sizes mean you’ll receive more individual attention and one-to-one support.

Student Support Services

Hannah Lenik, C&G Certificate Dog Grooming Assistants Level 2 Hannah enrolled onto the Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistants qualification in November 2012 and achieved an overall distinction. She developed a range of skills throughout the course at Common Leys Grooming Parlour; from bathing and drying to clipping. Hannah is now a full time groomer at The Dog House in Long Hanborough, which she set up herself shortly after completing the course in July 2013.

An independent team is on hand for the benefit of students and would-be students. Services provided include counselling, careers guidance and financial advice. There is also extra help for students with physical, mental health or medical conditions, as well as those with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Careers Guidance

Professional advisors can help you to decide what course to do now, what afterwards and how to get there, whether it is a job or further study.

Financial Advice

Experts will guide you through the financial support that may be available to help you with course costs, from grants and bursaries, to student loans, to help with travel and childcare costs.

Jo Godwin, Diploma in HR Management, Level 5 “The course is fast paced, interesting and varied. You will gain a great amount of knowledge, experience and experience. It is theoretical and practical and you can apply it to your work life immediately.”

Student Voice

This is a forum for elected student course representatives to communicate your views to the College team.

Change Your Mind

If you have personal issues that may threaten your success at the College eg. low esteem, shyness, frequent anger, then this one-to-one programme helps you to deal with the problems.

Zenam Ahmed, Access to Higher Education

Study and Dyslexia Support

In the Learning Centres you’ll find a wide range of resources and tools including computers. One-to-one mentors are on hand to help you with planning and organising your studies, and specialists can provide extra English and Maths support. If you have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) you’ll find assistance with the dyslexia specialist.

Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Support

As a lead provider for ‘Action for Inclusion’ for Oxfordshire, we welcome applications from people with learning difficulties and disabilities and seek to offer opportunities for success in all courses. Staff are trained to work with students with conditions on the spectrum of autistic disorders (including Asperger). In partnership with MacIntyre’s MAP College, the Abingdon campus has an excellent specialist provision for students on the autistic spectrum.

Equality and Diversity

We are an inclusive college, committed to challenging and preventing discrimination and promoting equality and diversity.

Safeguarding

The welfare and safeguarding of students are paramount. We are committed to our duty to ensure that students, visitors and contractors are not exposed to risks to their health and safety. The College is also fully committed to its duty to ensure, so far as it is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all staff. It is compulsory to wear ID cards issued to you by the College whilst on campus.

Student Enrichment

I have been a student at the college for the past two years and have received a fantastic amount of support from the Student Services team. Student Services are very helpful and friendly and they are always willing to answer any questions. I have been working with Euan McCall, who has supported me on various occasions over the last two years. He helped me apply for universities which were suitable for me and my future and we went over my personal statement numerous times until we thought it was perfect as I am applying for a very competitive course and it was important I made a great impression. Euan also helped me with my student finance application.

There’s more to college life than just studying! Check out the student enrichment programme which offers a mix of sports clubs and student societies including rugby, athletics, badminton, yoga, guitar tuition, movie club and The Beat – our own student radio station.

I would strongly recommend anyone who is need of any extra support or guidance to go to the Student Services team.

Abingdon 01235 555 585 • Witney 01993 703 464 • enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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Help with fees Taking a course may not cost as much as you think! Don’t let finances hold you back from achieving your career goals. Depending on your circumstances, there are bursary schemes available to help you with travel, childcare or the day-to-day costs of studying. You could also be eligible for a reduction on course fees or a loan. See the table below for where fee concessions apply.

Confused about what support you are eligible for? Give us a call and we can talk you through your options.

Aged 16-18 at the beginning of the academic year (31/08/14)

All qualification based courses are free to 16 – 18 year olds. Some leisure courses may incur a fee. If the course description states “No concession” then 16 – 18 year old learners must also pay the fee for this course.

Aged 19-23 at the start date of your course

A fee reduction is available on many of our courses. If a fee reduction is available this is indicated against the course information. Reductions are available if you fall into one or more of the following categories: • Level 1 – You require a Level 1 or entry level qualification in order to progress to Level 2 • Level 2 – You have previously not achieved a Level 2 qualification and the course you wish to attend is a FULL Level 2* qualification • Level 3 – You have previously not achieved a Level 3 qualification and the course you wish to attend is a FULL Level 3* qualification • GCSE Maths or English – If you wish to study on our GCSE Maths or English courses and you have not previously achieved a grade C in the relevant subject • Job Seekers Allowance – You are in receipt of job seekers allowance during the period of study • ESA (WRAG) – You are in receipt of ESA during the period of study • Universal Credit – You are in receipt of Universal Credit during the period of study • Unemployed – You are unemployed and on a wider, relevant benefit (income support, housing benefit, contribution based ESA or Tax Credits for the unemployed) and need to complete the qualification in order to gain employment.

Aged 24 and above at the start of your course (courses below Level 3)

A fee reduction is available on many of our courses. If a fee reduction is available this is indicated against the course information. Reductions are available to people who fall into one or more of the following categories: • Job Seekers Allowance – You are in receipt of job seekers allowance during the period of study • ESA (WRAG) – You are in receipt of ESA during the period of study • Universal Credit – You are in receipt of Universal Credit during the period of study • Unemployed – You are unemployed and on a wider, relevant benefit (income support, housing benefit, contribution based ESA or Tax Credits for the unemployed) and need to complete the qualification in order to gain employment • GCSE Maths or English – If you wish to study on our GCSE Maths or English courses and you have not previously achieved a grade C in the relevant subject.

Aged 24 and above at the start of your course (courses at Level 3 and above)

Learners aged 24 and above who wish to enrol for Level 3 (or higher) courses are not entitled to any fee concessions. However, you are entitled to apply for a subsidised loan which will cover the full cost of the course. The loan means that you will not have to pay fees before you enrol and you will only have to start repaying the loan after you finish the course if you earn more than £21,000 per year. Bursaries are also available for some learners who have taken out a loan so you could have even more help with fees than you first thought.

* Full Level 2 and full Level 3 courses are indicated by the following symbols d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3

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• Please note that you must provide evidence and you must enrol in person if you wish to claim a reduction in fees. • The fee in the prospectus may not necessarily cover any materials or kit type fees that are required as part of your course. Please enquire if any additional materials are required. • Students in receipt of full fee remission are not charged tuition or exam fees or any compulsory materials fees for enrolling with Abingdon and Witney College. Where a fee is payable, this will be for materials that can be used outside of College or for re-sit fees in examinations. • Fees listed in this course guide do not apply to applicants without a permanent right to remain in the UK. Fee information for these applicants will be provided on application. Please note that you may be required to complete a fee assessment in order for us to ascertain your residency status. • The 24+ learner’s fee in the prospectus covers the cost for the full duration of the course. All other fees are payable each year. • We want to make learning accessible to everyone. If you don’t qualify for a concession, but have genuine difficulty in paying your course fees, you may be eligible for a Learner Support Fund. Please contact one of our qualified advisers on 01235 216308 or 01235 216439 or email advice@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

I would highly recommend the 24+ loan to anyone wishing to get back into education but is worried about finances. The application process is really simple and without the loan I wouldn’t have been able to come back to college. I am now planning to go on to study Engineering at degree level, once I have completed my diploma. Lee Tustain, 90 Credit Diploma in Engineering at Abingdon campus.

Are you over 24 years old and thinking about taking a Level 3 course? You can apply for a subsided loan which covers the full cost of the course. You won’t need to repay the loan until you are earning over £21,000 per year and won’t need to pay any fees upfront.

Abingdon 01235 555 585 • Witney 01993 703 464 • enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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Campus life We have five locations for learning, each of them vibrant, social and career focused places to be in. The Witney campus has recently been completely transformed with over £10m worth of new facilities developed. Not to be outdone, investment on Abingdon campus includes a new top of the range motor vehicle block, a new engineering workshop to be completed in summer 2014 and new recreational facilities including a brand new Costa coffee shop! At the two main campuses in Abingdon and Witney, you’ll find great facilities including: • Open access student support areas • Refectories serving tasty food and snacks complete with games tables • E-learning zones • Libraries • Higher futures zones for HE student use • Hair and beauty salons • Specialist vocational workshops • State of the art engineering workshops • Fully fitted nine ramp motor vehicle repair centre • State of the art film production and recording units, TV and radio studios • Performance theatre • Faith rooms • Sports centre and multi-gym

Common Leys Farm With top class specialist facilities and expert staff, there is an amazing learning atmosphere down at Common Leys Farm in Witney. Purpose built areas and facilities house a range of land based learning for subjects from Animal Care to Horticulture, and not forgetting the fully functioning equine stud yard.

Avenue One Skills Centre Our dedicated construction skills centre in Witney is the perfect setting for you to hone your skills in brickwork, carpentry, painting and decorating to take advantage of the skills shortage in the construction industry.

Milton Park Milton Park is one of Europe’s largest multi-use business estates, and our training facility has a mix of seminar and break-out rooms equipped to the highest specification. From this excellent venue, the College delivers a range of courses to meet employer training needs.

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“The College is a welcoming, friendly and inclusive environment where staff and students work together well” – Ofsted, January 2014


Why choose Abingdon and Witney College? Very high success rates: • Our success rates place us in the top 10% of Colleges in the country • 96% of our students pass their qualification • 91% of our students progress on to their intended destination

Excellent Ofsted and QAA results • Many areas of outstanding work were identified by Ofsted during their visit in January 2014 • Ofsted graded the College “Good” with “Outstanding” Leadership and Management in January 2014 • The College was “Commended” (highest possible grade) by the Quality Assurance Agency for the enhancement of HE student learning opportunities in March 2014

Fantastic student support – Ofsted said: • “All students benefit greatly from excellent pastoral and academic support that ensures they complete their courses and achieve their qualifications successfully” • “Students and apprentices receive very strong support that has contributed significantly to the improvements in students’ success over the last three years” • “There are strong links with external specialist agencies to provide further support if it is needed.” Top: Common Leys Farm Bottom: Witney Campus Inset: CGI representation of our future building at Abingdon campus

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Gateway to a fresh start Sometimes we all need a second chance because things don’t always go quite right first time around.

16-18? Not currently in education or training? Then we can help!

Our Gateway Centres are open all year round so you can start and finish at any time, not just September.

Located in both Abingdon and Witney the Gateway Centres offer free, supportive and progressive programmes for 16-18 year olds who are not currently in education, employment or training. You may have missed school because of personal issues, caring responsibilities, illness or you may have not found what you would like to do since leaving school. Whatever your reasons may be, the College is a new environment with great tutors who treat you in an adult way and are dedicated to help you reach your potential. At the Gateway Centres, we offer support and assistance in:

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getting a job – part time or full time getting a job that also offers training getting a place on a full time course getting supported employment getting an apprenticeship

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You can start and finish at any time. We will create a personalised learning programme that suits you from Entry Level to Level 3 (A Level), which may include:

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coaching and mentoring confidence and team building volunteering and work experience GCSEs (September starts) tutorial/personal and social development functional skills job taster placements trips, activities and crafts developing interview and work skills

If you are interested, and wish to apply for a place, or just to find out more information, then please contact the College on 01993 703464 (Witney campus) or 01235 555855 (Abingdon campus) or email enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk


Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great first step onto the career ladder. You will have real work experience, qualifications and employer references that will set you above the rest when applying for jobs.

If you want to get on the road to a great career, earn money whilst learning and gain recognised qualifications, then you should consider an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes and a great alternative if you don’t want to study full time at college.

Best of both worlds

As an apprentice you’ll earn a wage from day one and gain valuable practical experience in your chosen profession. At the same time, you continue your training and education by studying for qualifications including vocational skills and Maths, English and ICT.

Training designed to suit you

You will have your own programme of learning designed to suit you and your employer. Learning is mostly work-based, however some qualifications involve classroom delivery and this can take place at College or on employer premises. Your employer, assessor and the College will provide you with structured support to help you to success.

Flexible start dates

Your apprenticeship will start at either Intermediate or Advanced Level, and the programme takes on average 1-2 years to complete. Some courses start in September each year but other courses have flexible start dates. Apprentices need to be in employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. If you do not already have suitable employment then we can help you to find a position.

Apprenticeships available in: Accounting Business Administration cleaning and support services Construction Customer Service Engineering Graphic Design Horticulture IT Laboratory Technicians Management Marketing Motor Vehicle retail SAles and telesales warehousing and logistics

Where will an apprenticeship take you?

Apprenticeships are a great first step onto the career ladder. You will have real work experience, qualifications and employer references that will set you above the rest when applying for jobs. Or you could progress to a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4/5) or on to a higher education course.

Jemma Parsloe is an Apprentice Centre Support Assistant at Witney Business and Innovation Centre. In 2014 Jemma became Witney Business and Innovation Centres’ (BIC) first Apprentice Centre Support Assistant, a varied role that requires interaction with a variety of

businesses located at the centre in addition to working on reception, providing PA services and helping with social media for the centre team.

“I’m so happy to have been appointed as the apprentice. It’s the opportunity I needed to get into this type of work.” Stephanie Henwood, Centre Manager, Witney BIC, said: “I’m delighted with our choice in Jemma who has already become a fantastic asset to the team in addition to the support provided by the college throughout the entire process.  Importantly, Jemma’s appointment is also part of our ongoing commitment to providing students with the core skills they need to succeed in business through our Futures Partnership.” Stephanie Henwood welcomes apprentice Gemma Parsloe to Witney Business & Innovation Centre

Call us on 01235 216216 for more information or to book your place on the next Apprentice Recruitment event.

Abingdon 01235 555 585 • Witney 01993 703 464 • enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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Accountancy Finance for Non Financial Managers This course provides a general introduction for managers who are having to manage finance and budgets for the first time.

Code

Start date

Day/s

XSML547P 06/05/2015

Wed

Times 09:00-16:30

Duration 1 day

Fee £99

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

No Concession

n/a

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AAT Award in Accounting Level 1 This new Level 1 accounting qualification is designed to help less experienced adults and young students (16 - 19) to gain the skills and confidence needed to build a career in business or accountancy. BPAH103P

15/06/2015

Mon - Fri

09:15-14:30 2 weeks

£235

£10

n/a

A

AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 d This qualification is ideal if you wish to enter accountancy or if you are already working in accounting and wish to gain knowledge, practical experience and certification. Entry is subject to an interview and you must have at least four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths. Mature students who do not have the required GCSEs are also welcome. BPAG311P

15/09/2014 Mon & Tue 18:00 -21:00

1 year

£1,232

£100

n/a

A

BPAG312P

16/09/2014

Tue

09:15-15:00

1 year

£1,232

£100

n/a

A

BPWG355P 15/09/2014

Mon

09:00-14:30

1 year

£1,176

£100

n/a

W

AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 – Fast Track d Following successful completion of this course which starts in September, students may progress on to the Diploma in January. Entry is subject to an interview and you must have at least four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths. Mature students who do not have the required GCSEs are also welcome. BFAG101P

08/09/2014 3 days p/w 09:15-14:30

1 term

£776

£100

n/a

A

BFWG104P

08/09/2014 3 days p/w 09:15-14:30

1 term

£776

£100

n/a

W

AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 B This advanced qualification can be used to gain accelerated progression to chartered accounting qualifications or exemption from the first year of accounting degrees. Entry requirements are the AAT Certificate Level 2, a satisfactory interview and at least four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths. You must be at least 16 years of age. Mature students who do not have the required GCSEs are also welcome. 09:15-16:00

1 year

£1,438

£140

£1,688.95

W

BPAG314P

16/09/2014 Tue & Thu 18:00-21:00

1 year

£1,438

£140

£1,688.95

A

BPAG313P

16/09/2014

09:00-16:00

1 year

£1,438

£140

£1,688.95

A

BPWG301P 16/09/2014 Tue & Thu 18:00-21:00

1 year

£1,438

£140

£1,688.95

W

BPWG357P 15/09/2014

See page 6 for more information about how to apply for a loan if you are 24 and planning to take a course at Level 3 or above

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AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 – Fast Track B This is an advanced level full-time course. Entry requirements are the same as the standard AAT Level 3 Diploma. BFAG102P

05/01/2015 3 days p/w 09:15-14:30 2 terms

£1,178

£140

£1,688.95

A

BFWG105P

05/01/2015 3 days p/w 09:15-14:30 2 terms

£1,178

£140

£1,688.95

W

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AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 4 This high level accounting course completes the internationally recognised AAT qualification. Successful students with appropriate work experience will be able to apply for membership of the AAT, progress to ACCA or apply to university. Students must have successfully completed the AAT Diploma Level 3. Exceptional students who do not have the Diploma but feel that their previous accounting experience will enable them to study at Level 4 may also apply. Applicants must be employed within an accountancy role. You can also study this qualification over two years – please let us know if this is of interest to you.

Code

Start date

Day/s

BPAG315P 08/09/2014

Mon

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

09:00-16:00

1 year

£1,457

£140

£1,688.95

A

BPAG316P 08/09/2014 Mon & Thu 18:00-21:00

1 year

£1,457

£140

£1,688.95

A

BPWG360P 09/09/2014

Tue & Thu

18:00-21:00

1 year

£1,457

£140

£1,688.95

W

BPWG359P 11/09/2014

Thu

09:15-16:00

1 year

£1,457

£140

£1,688.95

W

C&G Bookkeeping Level 1 This is an introduction to bookkeeping practices and the processing of source documents that underpin accurate record keeping. BPAG301P 07/10/2014

Tue

18:00-21:00 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

BPAG325P 15/01/2015

Thu

09:00-12:15 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

A

BPWG375P 15/01/2015

Thu

18:00-21:15 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

W

BPWH111P 01/10/2014

Wed

09:00-12:15 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

W

A

C&G Bookkeeping Level 2 This course further develops the introductory bookkeeping practices and processes studied at Level 1. Students need to have a good knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping. Successful candidates at Level 2 may also wish to progress to the AAT Diploma Level 3. BPAK351P

13/01/2015

Tue

18:00-21:00 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

A

BPAK364P

14/04/2015

Tue

18:00-21:00 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

A

BPAL380P

23/04/2015

Thu

09:00-12:15 10 weeks

£278

£10

n/a

A

BPWJ113P 14/01/2015

Wed

09:00-12:15 10 weeks

£278

£10

n/a

W

BPWK373P 16/04/2015

Thu

18:00-21:00 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

W

Computerised Accounts Using SAGE Level 1 This course is for anyone wishing to learn how to use the SAGE accounting package or to gain a first qualification in practical computerised accounting. BPAG320P 05/01/2015

Mon

09:00-12:15 10 weeks

£278

£10

n/a

A

BPAG347P 30/09/2014

Tue

18:00-21:00 10 weeks

£278

£10

n/a

A

BPWH110P 19/01/2015

Mon

18:00-21:00 10 weeks

£278

£10

n/a

W

Computerised Accounts Using SAGE Level 2 This course is open to candidates seeking to extend their skills in this field, perhaps following on from Bookkeeping and Sage Accounts Level 1. It aims to enable learners to carry out every day operational aspects of computerised accounts. BPAK347P

06/01/2015

Tue

18:00-21:00 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

BPAK348P

17/04/2015

Fri

09:00-12:15 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

A

BPWK349P 30/04/2015

Thu

18:00-21:00 10 weeks

£169

£10

n/a

W

A

Computerised Accounts using SAGE Level 3 B Computerised Accounts Level 3 is for skilled and experienced users with a solid understanding of manual bookkeeping and accounting principles, as well as some working knowledge of computerised accounts. BPWK350P 23/04/2015

Thu

18:00-21:00 10 weeks

£169

£10

£255.00

W

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ANimal and equine Introduction to Dog Agility & Training This course introduces you and your dog to basic dog agility equipment and training methods. Come and have lots of fun and exercise with your dog and learn at the same time! Dogs must be over 12 months old.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

EPSK108P

21/09/2014

Sun

10:00-12:00

6 weeks

£80

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

£20

n/a

CL

C&G Certificate Dog Grooming Assistants Level 2 d This Level 2 course is an excellent introduction to the art of dog grooming. You will be shown and be able to practice how to prepare and groom a dog, how to safely control and restrain dogs, bathe and clean a variety of dogs, dry and prepare coats for styling and carry out basic trimming. You will work with a variety of coat types. There is assignment work and an on-line test towards the end of the course. EPSH201P 07/11/2014

Fri

13:00-16:30

22 weeks

£489

£60

n/a

CL

EPSL114P

Sat

12:30-16:00

22 weeks

£489

£60

n/a

CL

10/01/2015

Horse Care Level 1 This course follows the syllabus for the British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 1 care exam and will cover topics including feeding and watering, care of the stabled and field kept horse, tack and equipment, basic health care and shoeing. Students wanting to gain their BHS exams must become a member of the BHS and independently book themselves onto an exam. EPSH214P 21/09/2014

Sun

10:00-12:00

6 weeks

£80

£20

n/a

CL

Foundation Degree Animal Behaviour & Welfare This course is highly practical and vocational, with considerable input from external practitioners working within the industry. It prepares students to enter a range of animal and equine related careers. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. EHWE103P 25/09/2014

Thu & Fri

09:30-16:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

W

Foundation Degree Equine Science & Management This course aims to equip students with the management and science skills needed for a career in a range of equine industries. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to their work in the equine industry. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. EHWC101P 25/09/2014

Thu & Fri

09:30-16:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

W

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare (top up) This course is designed to give you practical experience and offers the latest academic insights into current research in animal behaviour, their biology and their welfare. This will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop new ideas and evaluate current processes and practices in both animal behaviour and animal welfare science. The course allows students to top up animal related FdSc or HND courses to a BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. EHSL101P

22/09/2014

Mon - Fri 09:30-16:30

1 year

£7,000

No Concession

£7,000

CL

*per year

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ART AND DESIGN ADOBE COURSES Introductory courses which provide you with a great overview of how to use these specialist software packages.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

No Concession

n/a

W

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

No Concession

n/a

W

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

No Concession

n/a

W

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

No Concession

n/a

W

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Thu

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

W

No Concession

n/a

W

Adobe Premiere Basics PSWL101P

TBC

Adobe After Effects Basics PSWL102P

TBC

Adobe Illustrator Basics PSWL103P

TBC

Adobe InDesign Basics PSWL104P

TBC

Adobe Dreamweaver XSAL602P

27/02/2015

Adobe Illustrator XSAL603P

20/03/2015

Adobe InDesign XSAL604P

24/04/2015

Digital Design with Adobe JSWL112P

26/02/2015

Adobe Photoshop Basics A great starter course for those completely new to Adobe Photoshop. PSWL105P

TBC

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

Introduction to Photoshop This introductory course is ideal if you have just started to use Adobe Photoshop, the ultimate image editing software for design and photography. Basic computer operating skills are required. This course may be delivered using a Mac or PC computer. Six A4 sized colour prints are included. PSAH146P 28/10/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

A

PSAH147P 24/02/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

A

PSWH303P 28/04/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

W

XSAL605P

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

15/05/2015

d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3

Website Design An opportunity to understand web page design concepts and construct simple web pages. There are no formal entry requirements but students must be computer literate. JSWL113P

06/11/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

W

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Certificate in Photography Level 1 Do you wish to develop an understanding of basic photographic processes and learn how to use manual and digital equipment? This course includes using camera controls, exploring and developing image production skills and producing and evaluating a range of photographic images. No prior knowledge of photography is required. Please bring your own camera (digital and/or manual) and buy photographic paper, film and prints where necessary. You can progress to the Certificate in Photography Level 2 from this course.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

PPAB315P

02/10/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

28 weeks

£390

£40

n/a

A

Certificate in Photography Level 2 Do you wish to develop your understanding of both digital and manual photographic processes? This course includes exploring photographic equipment, techniques, materials and resources, developing and adapting photographic ideas creatively, producing and evaluating photographic images. Some prior knowledge of photography is required so you will telephoned for an informal interview to ascertain whether Level 2 is right for you. Please bring your camera (digital and/ or manual) and buy photographic paper, film and prints where necessary. PPAL114P

29/09/2014

Mon

18:30-21:00

28 weeks

£345

£40

n/a

A

Darkroom Photography A chance to use darkroom facilities to develop new skills and techniques to improve your photography. You will learn to process film and print in black and white. Two pieces of photographic paper are provided, film must be purchased in advance (we will advise) and additional paper can be purchased on the day. The use of chemicals means that there are some health and safety limitations. Please contact us for advice. PSAL103P

03/03/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

2 weeks

£60

No Concession

n/a

A

PSAL104P

TBC

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£60

No Concession

n/a

A

Digital Photography Skills This course is designed for beginners and will provide the knowledge and skills you need to use a digital camera with confidence. You will explore the basic functions of your camera and discover how to make simple changes to some of the default settings within the various menus. PSAH514P

TBC

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£45

No Concession

n/a

A

PSAL106P

07/10/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

2 weeks

£45

No Concession

n/a

A

PSAL507P

TBC

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£45

No Concession

n/a

A

Experimental Life Drawing A chance to explore your artistic talent through life drawing. The cost of the life model and materials will be included. No experience necessary. Perfect for portfolio building. PSAL105P

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29/11/2014

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£52

No Concession

n/a

A

Foundation Studies Art & Design Level 3/4 B This full time course will allow you to explore a range of approaches to art and design, including drawing, painting, fashion, photography, illustration, 3D design, graphics and moving image. Entry requirements are a satisfactory interview, a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above, with one of these being an Art and Design related subject or a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design or Media at MMM. You will need to complete an application form for this course rather than use the enrolment form included in this guide. Please visit our website for more information. PFA200P

www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk

08/09/2014

Full Time

09:00-17:00

1 year

£1,420

£125

£4,607.85

A


On Air – Radio Production Use our industry-standard radio studio production suite to learn new skills and try out your production techniques during this fun and interactive course.

Code

Start date

PSWL108P 06/11/2014

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

Thu

18:30-21:00

6 weeks

£125

No Concession

n/a

W

1 day

£22

No Concession

n/a

W

On Air – Radio Production (Bite Size) PSWL109P 09/10/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

Sewing Bee Basics Do you want to learn to revamp your existing wardrobe? Are you keen to experience fashion on a budget? This course uses manual and sewing machine techniques to make-over your clothes. PSWL111P 03/11/2014

Mon

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£90

No Concession

n/a

W

10:00-16:00

1 day

£49

No Concession

n/a

W

Sewing Bee Basics (Bite size) PSWK101P

TBC

Sat

Knit and Knot A chance to practice your knitting and contemporary crocheting skills in a fun and friendly environment. PSWL106P 06/11/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£30

No Concession

n/a

W

Thu

18:30-21:00

1 day

£82

No Concession

n/a

W

Knit and Knot (Bite size) PSWL107P 09/10/2014

Business Skills for Creatives Keen to turn your creativity into a business? Want to learn more about setting up your own business or just want to understand more about the commercial creative world? Then this course could help. PSML101P

TBC

Sat

09:30-12:00

1 day

£43

No Concession

n/a

MP

Creative Copywriting Learn how to write copy that helps you to stand out from the crowd. This course provides you with hints and tips for creative copywriting that will give your work the edge. PSAL102P

20/01/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

2 weeks

£43

No Concession

n/a

A d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3

Design for Marketing Do you need to produce posters and publicity material for your business or club? Are you fed up of using clip art in Word? This course will introduce you to simple but effective design techniques that you can use to improve the marketing of any event or activity. XSAL606P

12/06/2015

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Campus key A – Abingdon W – Witney CL – Common Leys Farm MP – Milton Park AO – Avenue One Skills Centre

Abingdon 01235 555 585 • Witney 01993 703 464 • enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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BUsiness and managemEnt Assertiveness & Difficult Conversations This course is ideal if you would like to gain confidence and assertiveness in your day to day life. The course will focus particularly on the skills and techniques you will need to have successful outcomes to difficult conversations, but will also help you to develop your confidence more generally. This course is particularly suitable for new managers and supervisors.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

XSML518P 20/05/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

1 day

Fee £99

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

No Concession

n/a

MP

Budgeting & Forecasting This course is ideal for managers and supervisors who are new to budgeting and financial management. Using non-financial language wherever possible, you will learn how to understand your budget and plan your spend. This course is for non-finance managers. XSML519P 03/03/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Communicating effectively in the workplace Effective communication is the key to any successful workplace. This course provides delegates with hints and tips about how to communicate effectively and provides those new to work with strategies that they can use to be effective from day one. XSML535P 27/05/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Conducting Successful Appraisals & Reviews This course is particularly suitable for managers and supervisors who are new to appraisals and performance reviews. You will learn about how to prepare effectively for appraisals, how to get the most from the appraisal session and how to set effective and meaningful targets for staff development. XSML536P 07/05/2015

Thu

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

How to Delegate Effectively This course is great for people who have to organise and distribute roles amongst others in their team. This course is particularly suitable for managers and supervisors. XSML553P 21/04/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Interview Skills for Recruitment Recruiting the right staff is key to the success of any business. This course will provide people with the confidence and ability to ask the right questions at interview in order to identify the best candidates for your business. XSML554P 10/02/2015

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Tue

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP


Managing Change Successfully leading a team through change can be a challenge for the most experienced of managers. This course will provide you with some key strategies in order to support your teams effectively during difficult periods of change.

Code

Start date

XSML555P 29/01/2015

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

Thu

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Motivating your Team Keeping a team focused, motivated and happy so that they can deliver objectives successfully is a key target for all managers. This course is suitable for new and more experienced managers who might need some fresh ideas to keep their teams positive. XSML560P 25/03/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

People Management – New to Management This course provides a general overview about management techniques for those who are new to management. It will give you a good starting point from which to develop your management skills. The Level 3 ILM qualification is a positive next step after this introductory course. XSML561P 16/10/2014

Thu

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Speaking and Presenting with Confidence We can all benefit from improving our speaking and presentation skills. This course provides you with hints and tips about how you can have more confidence in this area and will provide you with a supportive, friendly and confidential environment within which to practise your new skills. XSML563P 04/02/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Certificate in Principles of Business Administration level 2 d 97% of employers say that effective administration is essential to their business. This course will help you to learn more about the theory and principles of business administration as well as giving you the opportunity to develop practical skills such as minute taking and diary management. If you are currently working in an administrative role or want to brush up your skills to start a career in this sector, then this course could help. XPAL119P

24/04/2015

Fri

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

A

XPAL120P

23/01/2015

Fri

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

A

Certificate in Principles of Business Administration level 3 B This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2 and is a positive next step for learners who wish to progress further in this field. XPML150P 22/04/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

MP

XPWL154P 03/10/2014

Fri

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

W

XPWL155P 04/02/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

W

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Certificate in the Principles of Marketing d Effective marketing activity has never been more important. Whether you would like help with defining your target market, advice about how to communicate your values to your customer or more information about how your business could benefit from increased promotional and public relations activity, then this course could help.

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

06/10/2014

Mon

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

A

XPWL158P 15/04/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

W

Code

XPAK118P

Certificate in Principles of Sales level 2 d This course will provide you with the skills and confidence you will need to succeed in a sales environment. You will learn about how to generate leads, how to close a sale and how to gain repeat business. A good introduction to sales techniques for those wanting to start a new career. 21/04/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

A

XPML151P 13/01/2015

XPAL124P

Tue

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

MP

Social Media for Business Terrified by Twitter? Fazed by Facebook? Know that you need to capitalise on social media to promote your business? Then this is the ideal introductory course for you. XSML562P 19/11/2014

Wed

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Design for Marketing Do you need to produce posters and publicity material for your business or club? Are you fed up of using clip art in Word? This course will introduce you to simple but effective design techniques that you can use to improve the marketing of any event or activity. XSAL606P

12/06/2015

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Certificate in Principles of Team Leading d Effective leadership and management skills are critical to an effective organisation. Designed specifically to work with first line supervisors and team leaders with little formal management experience, this course will improve the confidence of team leaders and introduce them to the principles of team leading. The course also provides an effective introduction to management skills for those members of a team with ambitions to progress into management. XPAL125P

16/04/2015

Thu

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

A

XPML152P 01/10/2014

Wed

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

MP

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Foundation Degree Business Management & Communication This course combines work-based and placement learning with academic knowledge and understanding. Successful students can apply for the one year BA (Hons) Business, Management and Communications (top up) and achieve a full honours degree. Applications are via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview.

Code

Start date

BHAF302P 26/09/2014

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fri

09:00-17:15

2 years

Fee £6,000*

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

No Concession

£6,000

Campus A

Foundation Degree Business, Management & Logistics This course has been developed with logistics industry experts to explore the management issues facing modern day logistics and supply chain focused organisations. It is particularly suited to managers within the logistics industry. Modules will include introduction to supply chain management, strategic supply chain management and a work-based project in the second year. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. BHAK307P 23/09/2014

Tue

09:00-17:15

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

BA (Hons) Business, Management & Communications (Top Up) This course is designed to enable students to top up their Foundation Degree in Business, Management and Communications to a full BA Honours degree. It is a work-based programme with lectures concentrated into one day, enabling students to combine work with study. Students will have the opportunity to consider, in-depth, an agreed topic of their choice via a work-based project or dissertation. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. BHAK306P 15/09/2014

Mon

09:00-17:15

1 year

£7,000

No Concession

£7,000

A

Coaching & Mentoring If you are interested in learning more about coaching and mentoring then this course is for you. You will learn about the difference between coaching and mentoring, gain an appreciation of the roles of coach/ coachee and mentor/ mentee and start to explore ways in which you use these skills to be more successful in a variety of different fields. XSML533P 18/11/2014

Tue

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Coaching Skills for Managers This course will provide managers with an introduction to coaching skills. You will gain an understanding about what coaching is and how you can use it to improve the effectiveness of your teams. Following on from this introduction you can progress on the ILM qualification in coaching if you wish to do so. XSML534P 14/05/2015

Thu

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

ILM CertiFicate in Coaching level 3 B This qualification is designed for junior managers seeking to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to coach and mentor people as part of their normal role. It’s also the ideal starting point for a career in coaching and mentoring. You will be able to put your new skills into practice by carrying out supervised coaching and mentoring sessions and analyse, assess and plan to improve your own mentoring ability. BPAK601P 30/09/2014

Tue

13:30-16:30

21 weeks

£415

£0

£1,075.25

A

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*per year

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ILM Certificate in Leadership & Management level 3 B A highly regarded course for managers who are newly promoted or for those who are aiming for a managerial position. The qualification has become an industry-standard for supervisory management. Assessment is via a combination of assignments and a work-based project. Entry is subject to an interview.

Code

Start date

BPAK502P 06/10/2014

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

Mon

18:00-21:00

21 weeks

£420

£0

£615.40

A

ILM certificate in Leadership & Management Level 5 The Level 5 Certificate in Management aims to give practising or potential managers the foundation for their formal development management roles. It explores management from a more strategic perspective than the Level 3 certificate and is a useful next step if you have already completed Level 3. Entry is subject to an interview. BSAG323P 25/09/2014

Thu

13:00-18:00

30 weeks

Looking for HR management courses? Go to page 41.

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£1,366

No Concession

n/a

A


Computing and it ADOBE COURSES Introductory courses which provide you with a great overview of how to use these specialist software packages.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

Adobe Premiere Basics PSWL101P

TBC

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

No Concession

n/a

W

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

No Concession

n/a

W

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

No Concession

n/a

W

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

No Concession

n/a

W

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Thu

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

W

No Concession

n/a

W

Sat

Adobe After Effects Basics PSWL102P

TBC

Adobe Illustrator Basics PSWL103P

TBC

You can find more computer aided design courses in our Art and Design section on page 15.

Adobe InDesign Basics PSWL104P

TBC

Adobe Dreamweaver XSAL602P

27/02/2015

Adobe Illustrator XSAL603P

20/03/2015

Adobe InDesign XSAL604P

24/04/2015

Digital Design with Adobe JSWL112P 26/02/2015

Adobe Photoshop Basics A great starter course for those completely new to Adobe Photoshop. PSWL105P

TBC

Sat

10:00-16:00

1 day

£43

Introduction to Photoshop This introductory course is ideal if you have just started to use Adobe Photoshop, the ultimate image editing software for design and photography. Basic computer operating skills are required. This course may be delivered using a Mac or PC computer. Six A4 sized colour prints are included. PSAH146P 28/10/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

A

PSAH147P 24/02/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

A

PSWH303P 28/04/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

W

XSAL605P

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

15/05/2015

d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3

C&G Certificate in IT Systems Support Level 1 This is a good introduction to building and maintaining PCs, installing operating systems and applications, identifying parts of a computer, troubleshooting and disposing of unwanted spare parts safely. Entry is subject to an interview. JPAF303P

06/10/2014

Mon

18:30-20:30

30 weeks

£342

£15

n/a

A

Campus key A – Abingdon W – Witney CL – Common Leys Farm MP – Milton Park AO – Avenue One Skills Centre

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CISCO CCNA Semester 1 The first of 4 semesters covering the full CISCO CCNA, this course is lab based providing hands-on experience working with the Cisco lab equipment. The CCNA curriculum covers the basics of computer networking, LAN technologies (including Ethernet, cabling, VLANs and switch configuration), WAN technologies (PPP, ISDN and Frame Relay), LAN and WAN design, TCP/IP operation, IP addressing and subnetting, IP routing, access lists, basic troubleshooting and network management as well as using Cisco’s IOS operating system. This qualification is assessed via online CISCO-set tests and a practical assessment. You will need access to the Internet for home study. Entry is subject to an interview.

Code

Start date

JSAB469P 02/10/2014

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Thu

18:00-21:00

10 weeks

£245

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

No Concession

n/a

A

CISCO CCNA Semester 2 Semester 2 of the popular CISCO course. You must have completed semester 1 before progressing. JSAB470P 16/04/2015

Thu

18:00-21:00

10 weeks

£245

No Concession

n/a

A

OCN Introduction to Computing This course is a gentle introduction to enable students to gain a fundamental understanding of how to use the internet to search for information as well as providing an introduction to word processing. No prior knowledge is necessary. JPWF309P 09/10/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

8 weeks

£105

£5

n/a

W

European Computer Driving Licence Level 1 and 2 ECDL Essentials is a Level 1 qualification designed to give users a basic introduction to computing following onto Level 2 ECDL Extra (a full Level 2 qualification). Topics included are IT User Fundamentals, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Fee includes registration and certification with the British Computer Society. Ideally, students should have completed an introduction to computers course or have some basic IT skills. JPAA534P

07/10/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

30 weeks

£399

£10

n/a

A

JPWA519P 06/10/2014

Mon

18:30-21:00

30 weeks

£399

£10

n/a

W

Microsoft Office Skills Level 1 An excellent course for those wishing to gain or update their keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet and database skills. Exam fees are payable (depending on those taken) in addition to the tuition fee shown. Telephone interview required. JPWT28P

01/10/2014

Wed

09:30-12:30

10 weeks

£196

£5

n/a

W

No Concession

n/a

A

Safer Surfing Learn how to use the internet safely in a supportive and friendly environment. JSAL110P

13/10/2014

Mon

19:00-21:00

2 weeks

£34

Functional Skills ICT Brush up on your skills in IT for free with one of our courses. These courses are designed to refresh your skills, build your confidence and improve your chances of getting a job or changing career. TBC*

08/01/2015

Thu

09:00-16:30

TBC* TBC* TBC*

13/07/2015

24/02/2015

Tue

04/06/2015

Thu

*on assessment of level

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5 weeks

FREE

£0

n/a

A

09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

£0

n/a

W

£0

n/a

A

Mon - Fri 09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

£0

n/a

W


microsoft COURSES Bitesize IT courses that give you added confidence when using these packages.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Times

Duration

09:30-16:30

1 day

09:30-16:30

Fee

Microsoft Access for Beginners XSAL608P

31/03/2015

Tue

Microsoft Access – Intermediate XSAL609P

24/04/2015

Fri

Microsoft Excel for Beginners XSAL613P

28/10/2014

Tue

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

XSAL614P

07/04/2015

Tue

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Microsoft Excel – Intermediate XSAL615P

17/02/2015

Tue

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

XSAL616P

26/05/2015

Tue

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Microsoft Word for Beginners XSAL611P

23/06/2015

Tue

Microsoft Word – Intermediate XSAL610P

28/07/2015

Tue

Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners and Intermediate XSAL612P

14/07/2015

Tue

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

Microsoft Publisher XSAL607P

26/06/2015

Website Design An opportunity to understand web page design concepts and construct simple web pages. There are no formal entry requirements for this course but students must be computer literate. JSWL113P 06/11/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

4 weeks

£85

No Concession

n/a

W

Foundation Degree in Computing This qualification has been developed in consultation with local employers in order to meet regional priorities for IT skills shortages. The awarding body is Oxford Brookes University and successful students can go on to complete an honours degree with the university. It is ideal if you are already working in IT and wish to gain recognition for broadening your skills, but the course is also suitable for students wanting to enter the industry. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. JHAD304P 22/09/2014

Mon & Tue

TBC

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession Loan available

See page 6 for more information about how to apply for a loan if you are 24 and planning to take a course at Level 3 or above

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construction Construction Site Certification Scheme (CSCS) This course provides the certification you need to work on construction sites in the UK. We run this course at various points throughout the year so please ask for the next available course dates.

Code

Start date

XSWL570P 10/09/2014

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

Wed

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

W

Carpentry for beginners This course is ideal if you are new to carpentry. Over the 10 week course you will undertake a variety of activities using basic hand tools and will have the chance to complete a set carpentry project. MSAL101P 07/10/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

10 weeks

£200

No Concession

n/a

A

Home Maintenance An excellent course for those wishing to learn about home maintenance. As a student on this course you will undertake a variety of home maintenance tasks including learning how to hang shelves and fix holes in walls. MSAL102P 03/02/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

10 weeks

£200

No Concession

n/a

A

Interior design This is an introduction to interior design and you will learn all the basic principles of interior design with this course. The course is perfect if you are looking to start a career in interior design or simply enjoy interior design as a hobby. MSOL103P 07/10/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

8 weeks

£160

No Concession

n/a

AO

Roofing On this course you will learn how to erect basic pitched roof structures. This is great if you want to add an extra skill to your portfolio or simply want to learn something new. MSAL104P 21/04/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

10 weeks

£200

No Concession

n/a

A

COUNSELLING Award in Interpersonal Skills Level 1 This course is ideal if you work in situations where communication and one-to-one interviews or interactions take place. You will gain an understanding of the ethical use of interpersonal skills and can progress on to counselling related courses. Entry is subject to an interview. CPAJ309P

22/09/2014

Mon

18:00-20:30

10 weeks

£236

£7

n/a

A

Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 d This qualification is ideal if you would like to develop counselling skills, improve your career prospects or progress on to further training. Learners must have the Award in Interpersonal Skills Level 1 or previous experience in a role which includes 1:1 interactions. An interview is required unless Level 1 has been obtained. CPAD302P 12/01/2015

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Mon

18:00-21:00

20 weeks

£328

£7

n/a

A


CUSTOMER SERVICE AND RETAIL Certificate in Principles of Customer Services Level 2 d All businesses need individuals who are able to work well with customers. This course will help you to learn more about the theory and principles of customer service as well as giving you the opportunity to develop practical skills in communication and dealing with customer problems and complaints. If you are currently working directly with customers, or want to improve your skills to gain work in this sector, then this course could be suitable for you.

Code

Start date

XPAL122P

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

06/10/2014

Mon

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

A

XPMK105P 11/02/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

MP

XPWK105P 26/01/2014

Mon

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

W

XPWL156P 24/04/2015

Fri

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

W

Certificate in Principles of Customer Services level 3 B This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2 and is a positive next step for learners who wish to progress further in this field. XPAL121P

22/04/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

A

Certificate in Principles of Retail Retail is one of the largest employment sectors in the country and at any one time employs nearly 10% of all people at work. This course provides a great introduction for those who want to gain a qualification to enter the field or want recognition for skills that they have already gained through previous work. XPAL123P

01/10/2014

Wed

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

A

XPWL157P 21/04/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

W

ELECTRICAL 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Intensive Aimed at delegates with a knowledge of the 16th Edition Wiring Regulations and working in the electrical field. This intensive course will give delegates an understanding of how the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations are intended to be applied in practice. Please note that the on-line exam will be taken on the last day of the course. XSMG416P 22/09/2014 Mon - Wed 09:00-17:00

3 days

£475

No Concession

n/a

MP

XSMG415P 14/02/2015

3 days

£475

No Concession

n/a

MP

Sat - Mon 09:00-17:00

XSMG417P 22/06/2015 Mon - Wed 09:00-17:00

3 days

£475

No Concession

n/a

MP

XSMG419P 16/05/2015

3 days

£475

No Concession

n/a

MP

Sat - Mon 09:00-17:00

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ENGINEERING AND MOTOR VEHICLE HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering The BTEC Higher Nationals in Electrical and Electronic Engineering have been developed to focus on providing opportunities for electrical/electronic engineers/technicians to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 or Level 5 vocationally specific qualification. Entry is subject to an interview.

Code

Start date

FKAK112P 17/09/2014

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Wed

09:00-17:00

2 years

£2,000*

No Concession

n/a

Campus A

HNC Mechanical engineering The BTEC Higher Nationals in Mechanical Engineering have been developed to focus on providing opportunities for students to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 or Level 5 vocationally specific qualification. Entry is subject to an interview. FKAK114P 17/09/2014

Wed

09:00-17:00

2 years

£2,000*

No Concession

n/a

A

Foundation Degree Mechanical Engineering This course covers a comprehensive range of technical units including business management techniques, engineering sciences, stress analysis and engineering test and measurement. It provides specialist studies which are directly relevant to the engineering sector. Entry is subject to an interview. You will need to apply via UCAS for the two year course and directly to the College for the three year course. FHAG306P 18/09/2014

Thu & Fri

09:00-18:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

FHAG308P 18/09/2014

Thu

09:00-18:30

3 years

£4,000*

No Concession

£4,000

A

Foundation Degree Electrical & Electronic Engineering This course covers a comprehensive range of technical modules including engineering design, materials engineering, electronics and engineering science. It provides specialist studies which are directly relevant to the engineering sector. Entry is subject to an interview. You will need to apply via UCAS for the two year course and direct to the College for the three year course. FHAG305P 18/09/2014

Thu & Fri

2 years

09:00-18:30 £6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

FHAG307P 18/09/2014

Thu

3 years

09:00-18:30 £4,000*

No Concession

£4,000

A

btec diploma in mechanical & production engineering level 3 B Gain knowledge in engineering disciplines that will allow progression in your career. This course offers a range of learning experiences including practical and theoretical assignments, lectures, skills development and workshops. You will study a range of subjects including mechanical principals, mathematics, engineering business systems and engineering communications. Entry is subject to interview. Please note the fee advertised covers year 1 only. A fee will be payable in year 2 unless you are paying by student loan. FPAE05P

15/09/2014

Mon

09:00-19:00

2 years

£1,338*

£0

£4,607.85

A

*per year

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btec diploma in electrical & electronic engineering level 3 B Gain knowledge in engineering disciplines that will allow progression in your career. This course offers a range of learning experiences including practical and theoretical assignments, lectures, skills development and workshops. You will study a range of subjects including electrical principals, mathematics, engineering business systems and engineering communications. Entry is subject to interview. Please note the fee advertised covers year 1 only. A fee will be payable in year 2 unless you are paying by student loan.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

FPAE10P

15/09/2014

Mon

09:00-19:00

2 years

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

£0

£4,607.85

A

£1,338*

2D CAD using AutoCAD 2014 An introduction to Computer Assisted Drawing. Content to include covering objects, line types, drawing shapes, adding text and moving, copying and rotating objects. FSAL103P

30/09/2014

Tue

18:00-20:00

10 weeks

£160

No Concession

n/a

A

car maintenance for beginners This course is intended to help people who want to save money on car service and repair bills, and who would enjoy undertaking basic car maintenance. FSAH103P 30/09/2014

Tue

18:00-20:00

10 weeks

£160

No Concession

n/a

A

staying safe – maintaining your first car safely This course is intended to help people who want to learn about maintaining their first car, and who would enjoy undertaking basic car maintenance. FSAL105P

30/09/2014

Tue

18:00-20:00

10 weeks

£160

No Concession

n/a

A

winter safety – preparing your car for winter This course is intended to help people who want to learn about maintaining their car for winter, and who would enjoy undertaking basic servicing repairs. FSAL106P

04/11/2014

Tue

18:00-20:00

6 weeks

£96

No Concession

n/a

A

preparing your car for mot This course is intended to help people who want to learn about preparing their car for MOT, and who would enjoy undertaking basic servicing repairs. FSAL107P

13/01/2015

Tue

18:00-20:00

6 weeks

£96

No Concession

n/a

A

ENGLISH AND MATHS Functional Skills English Brush up on your skills in reading, writing and maths for free with one of our courses. These courses are designed to refresh your skills, build your confidence, improve your chances of getting a job or changing career and to help you with household activities such as budgeting and writing letters. Learners can also achieve a functional skills qualification. TBC

04/11/2014

Tue

09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

W

TBC

26/02/2015

Thu

09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

A

TBC

21/04/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

W

TBC

06/07/2015

Mon - Fri 09:00-16:30

1 week

FREE

FREE

n/a

A

*per year

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Pre-GCSE English This course is particularly relevant to mature learners who either wish to increase their skills in this subject and who may be interested in joining one of our GCSE courses next year. You will achieve a Functional Skills qualification at either Level 1 or 2 depending on your ability.

Code

Start date

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Campus

GPAK102P 09/10/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

16 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

GPAL113P 26/02/2015

Thu

18:30-21:00

16 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

A

GPWK101P 07/10/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

16 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

W

GPWL112P 24/02/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

16 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

W

Thu

09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

A

A

Functional Skills Maths TBC

06/11/2014

TBC

06/01/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

A

TBC

23/04/2015

Thu

09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

W

TBC

02/06/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

5 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

W

Pre-GCSE Maths This course is particularly relevant to mature learners who either wish to increase their skills in this subject and who may be interested in joining one of our GCSE courses next year. You will achieve a Functional Skills qualification at either Level 1 or 2 depending on your ability. GPAK103P 07/10/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

16 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

GPAK104P 24/02/2015

Tue

18:30-21:00

16 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

A

GPWL110P 09/10/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

16 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

W

GPWL111P 26/02/2015

Thu

18:30-21:00

16 weeks

FREE

FREE

n/a

W

A

ESOL and IELTS and Cambridge preparation ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Cambridge (First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency) If English is not your first language and you would like to improve, we have a range of ESOL courses from Entry 1 to Level 2. We also offer Cambridge preparation courses and preparation for IELTS. Courses run at all times of day, including evenings, at both the Abingdon and Witney campuses. The ESOL Summer School Intensive General English course starts in July. The course fees are available on request depending on your requirements. You will be required to take an English assessment test to decide which level of English is suitable for your needs. For more information please call 01235 555585 or email enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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GCSES GCSE English d This is a fast-paced course aimed at getting you a minimum of grade C in one year. An initial assessment of your English skills must be completed before starting the course.

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

GPAJ401P 25/09/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

1 year

£361*

£0

n/a

A

GPWJ402P 23/09/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

1 year

£361*

£0

n/a

W

1 year

£413

£0

n/a

W

Code

Start date

* This course is free if you do not already hold a grade C or above in English.

GCSE English (Adult infill – daytime) GPWJ405P 22/09/2014

Various

TBC

GCSE Maths d This course is particularly relevant to mature students who wish to increase their skills to gain this qualification. It is aimed at helping students to achieve a minimum of grade C. This course is free if you do not already hold a grade C or above in Maths. An initial assessment of your maths skills must be completed before starting the course. GPAJ403P 23/09/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

1 year

£372*

£0

n/a

A

GPWJ404P 25/09/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

1 year

£372*

£0

n/a

W

1 year

£413

£0

n/a

A

* This course is free if you do not already hold a grade C or above in Maths.

GCSE Maths (Adult daytime infill) d GPAJ406P 22/09/2014

Mon

TBC

GCSE Additional Science d Want to gain a second science qualification at Level 2? This course builds on the knowledge gained in GCSE Science and together the two courses provide a sound basis for progression at A Level or other Level 3 Science qualifications. Completion of an initial assessment is required before enrolling on this course. VPAL346P

09/09/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

1 year

£379

£10

n/a

A

GCSE Science d Want to gain a science qualification at Level 2? You will develop an understanding of how science works through the study of major concepts. Completion of an initial assessment is required before enrolling on this course. VPAD302P 11/09/2014

Thu

18:30-21:00

1 year

£379

£10

n/a

A

VPWL379P 09/09/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

1 year

£379

£10

n/a

W

Not sure if you’re ready for GCSE? See pages 29-30 for Pre GCSE courses.

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HAIR, BEAUTY AND COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH Barbering Workshop This two day workshop will include the basic techniques for barbering. This includes advising and consulting with clients and cutting techniques. On day two you will need to provide two clients. Entry is subject to an interview and you must hold a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing.

Code

Start date

HSAL202P 08/07/2015

Day/s

Times

Wed - Thu 09:30-16:00

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

2 days

£96

No Concession

n/a

A

Certificate in Fashion & Photographic Make Up B On this course you will learn how to design and apply fashion and photographic make-up, including current fashion trends, historical/period effects and special occasion make up. Various face and body make up application techniques will also be covered. Entry is subject to interview. HPAH113P 25/09/2014

Thu

18:00-21:00

30 weeks

£442

£10

£799.85

A

Introduction to Massage An introductory course for those wishing to learn the basic practical techniques of massage. HSAH303P 30/09/2014

Tue

18:00-20:30

4 weeks

£80

No Concession

n/a

A

HSAH304P 28/04/2015

Tue

18:00-20:30

4 weeks

£80

No Concession

n/a

A

VTCT Certificate Indian Head Massage B This three day intensive course has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the art of Indian head massage. Entry is subject to an interview and you must hold a recognised body massage qualification. HPAJ112P

05/06/2015

Fri

09:30-16:30

3 weeks

£222

£2

£799.85

A

VTCT Diploma in Aromatherapy & Reflexology B This course will provide you with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to successfully perform aromatherapy and reflexology treatments and gain a recognised national qualification. In addition you will need to purchase a uniform, two course books and an essential oil kit, details of which will be provided at interview. Entry is subject to interview and you will need to hold a recognised body massage qualification. HPAL116P 23/09/2014

Tue

14:00-20:00

1 year

£615

£45

£2,449.70

A

Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy B This course will provide you with a professional qualification to practice sports massage. Course units include anatomy and physiology. Entry is subject to an interview and you must hold a recognised body massage qualification. HPAJ101P

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23/09/2014

Tue

18:00-21:00

26 weeks

£434

£10

£1,204.45

A


Certificate in Swedish Massage Level 3 This course will provide you with a professional qualification to practice Swedish massage. You will study anatomy, physiology and associated business practice. Entry is subject to an interview.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

HPAJ102P

25/09/2014

Thu

18:00-21:00

28 weeks

£420

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

£10

£799.85

A

Hot Stone Massage Therapy You will learn how to perform a full body massage using hot stones. Advanced techniques will also be demonstrated including cold stones, trigger points and chakra stones. You need to hold a recognised body massage qualification. HSAG375P 01/05/2015

Fri

09:30-15:00

2 weeks

£80

No Concession

n/a

A

Thermal Auricular Therapy (Ear Candles) During this one day workshop you will learn how to perform thermal auricular therapy (ear candles). You will have the chance to practice the treatment as well as experience it yourself. You will also learn about the theory and history of thermal auricular therapy within the course. You need to hold a full body massage or Level 2 facial (beauty therapy) qualification. HSAG377P 26/06/2015

Fri

09:30-16:00

1 day

£48

No Concession

n/a

A

VTCT Beauty Therapy Level 1 Modules include basic facial treatments, nail treatments and related business studies. You will also assist beauty therapists carrying out treatments on clients. Practical skills will be assessed when working on clients within ‘The Studio’ at the College. You must be over 18 years of age and have good communication skills. Entry is subject to an interview. HPAG101P 07/10/2014

Tue

09:30-15:30

14 weeks

£400

£10

n/a

A

HPAJ104P

Tue

09:30-15:30

14 weeks

£400

£10

n/a

A

24/02/2015

VTCT Beauty Therapy level 2 d You will study the theory and practice of facials, make up, manicure, pedicure, waxing and eye treatments, as well as practising the treatments within ‘The Studio’ at the College. You must be over 18 years of age and have good communication skills. Entry is subject to an interview. HPAC358P 09/09/2014

Tue

09:15-16:45

1 year

£1,130

£57

n/a

A

HPWJ101P 09/09/2014

Tue

09:15-16:45

1 year

£1,130

£57

n/a

W

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VTCT Beauty Therapy level 3 B This fast track course will cover units including Indian head massage, stone therapy treatments, facial electrical treatments, body massage treatments and massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils, business studies and anatomy and physiology. Students must be aged 18 or over and have passed the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (or equivalent). Entry is subject to an interview. HFAC101P 10/09/2014

Full Time

09:00-17:00

1 year

£1,335

£65

£2,843.25

A

HFWK200P 08/09/2014

Full Time

09:00-17:00

1 year

£1,335

£65

£2,843.25

W

d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3 Campus key A – Abingdon W – Witney CL – Common Leys Farm MP – Milton Park AO – Avenue One Skills Centre

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VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapies Level 3 This course is designed for mature students and you must be over 18 years of age at the start of the course. If you have an interest in complementary therapies and have the ability to get on well with people of all ages then this course is for you. Your main areas of study will include body massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, anatomy and physiology.  You will also cover business practices and aspects of health and safety.  Throughout the year you may also be provided with the option of attending specialised lectures in your subject area. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

HFAC103P 08/09/2014 Mon & Thur 09:00-17:00

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

1 year

£1,349

£64

£3,969.50

A

Introduction to Nail Art This one day course will enable students to learn new designs, materials and techniques to create stunning nail designs. HSAL203P 09/07/2015

Thu

09:30-14:30

1 day

£36

No Concession

n/a

A

Minx Nails Workshop The Minx nail fashion is a glamorous way to extend fashion to the fingertips. You will learn about the product and how to apply it professionally. HSWL204P 26/06/2015

Fri

09:30-14:30

1 day

£40

No Concession

n/a

W

HSAG378P 03/07/2015

Fri

09:30-14:30

1 day

£40

No Concession

n/a

A

VTCT Certificate in Nail Technology level 2 d This qualification in nail technology will enable you to gain the practical skills and knowledge required to perform manicure, nail art and nail extensions. You will also learn the underpinning theory knowledge to practice nail treatments safely, including health and safety. Entry is subject to an interview. HPAK115P 16/04/2015

Thu

09:30-15:30

14 weeks

£403

£5

n/a

A

HPWJ100P 18/09/2014

Thu

18:00-21:00

24 weeks

£403

£5

n/a

W

HPAH111P 16/09/2014

Tue

18:00-21:00

24 weeks

£403

£5

n/a

A

VTCT Diploma in Nail Services level 3 B This qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as an advanced practitioner in the nail industry. You will learn how to monitor procedures to safely control work operations, and enhance and maintain nails using UV gel, liquid and powder. An interview is required prior to enrolling. A professional uniform and kit is required for purchase details of which will be discussed at the interview. You must hold a Certificate in Nail Technology at Level 2. HPAJ103P

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18/09/2014

Thu

09:30-15:00

24 weeks

£607

£10

£2,195.55

A


HEALTH AND CARE Babysitting Basics Workshop This three day workshop will introduce you to the basics of babysitting. You will achieve a college certificate that shows you have learnt about accident prevention and safety, looking after babies and children, basic first aid, dealing with challenging situations and gained a basic understanding of the law surrounding babysitting.

Code

Start date

CSAL105P 07/07/2015

Day/s

Times

Tue - Thur 09:30-14:30

Duration 3 days

Fee £120

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

No Concession

n/a

A

Dementia Support Workshop This is an informative and practical session for those wishing to understand more about dementia, for those who may be dealing with a friend or relative with dementia and need guidance, or for those who wish to support their community generally over such issues. CSAL304P 01/12/2014

Mon

09:30-14:30

1 day

£40

No Concession

n/a

A

CSAL305P 09/03/2015

Mon

09:30-14:30

1 day

£40

No Concession

n/a

A

CSAL306P 08/06/2015

Mon

09:30-14:30

1 day

£40

No Concession

n/a

A

CACHE Certificate in an introduction to Early Years Education and Care d If you wish to work in a variety of early years services such as children’s care work, nursery nurse, nannying or child minding then this course is for you. You will study child education as well as theory, policy and practice, communication and interaction, playing and learning, child health and law. Entry is subject to an interview, a clear DBS (CRB) check and a good standard of written and spoken English. You must be working in a childcare environment for at least two days a week either on a voluntary or employed basis. CPAC301P 19/09/2014

Fri

10:00-12:00

1 year

£387

£5

n/a

A

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) B This wide ranging course focuses on education and psychology, sociology, child health and law. It combines college-based study with assessment of work-based practice, allowing you to relate theory to practice. Entry is subject to an interview. CPAF303P 19/09/2014

Fri

10:00-15:15

1 year

£773

£5

£2,449.70

A

Foundation Degree Early Years This course brings together a number of academic disciplines including Psychology, Health Care, Educational Studies and Sociology. The degree is designed for practitioners who are working in a variety of early years settings in families, pre-schools, schools and nurseries. Successful students can progress onto the final year of an honours degree at Oxford Brookes University. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. CHAB305P 16/09/2014

Tue

09:30-17:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

CHWC305P 15/09/2014

Mon

09:30-17:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

W

See page 6 for more information about how to apply for a loan if you are 24 and planning to take a course at Level 3 or above

d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3 Campus key A – Abingdon W – Witney CL – Common Leys Farm MP – Milton Park AO – Avenue One Skills Centre

*per year

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HEALTH AND SAFETY CIEH Health and Safety in the Workplace level 2 d This course is designed to ensure that employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public. It can be used in any public or private sector environment.

Code

Start date

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Day/s

Times

Duration

XSMG429P 23/03/2015

Mon

09:30-16:30

1 day

XSMK437P 06/07/2015

Mon

09:30-16:30

XSMK512P 29/09/2015

Mon

09:30-16:30

Fee

CIEH Principles of Manual Handling This qualification introduces candidates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling. It outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment and teaches individuals how to safely carry out manual handling activities. XSMG436P 30/06/2014

Tue

09:30-13:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

XSMG437P 24/03/2015

Tue

09:30-13:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

XSML531P 07/06/2015

Tue

09:30-13:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Emergency First Aid at Work These popular courses provide you with either the one day or three day Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work qualifications. We also run these courses at other times throughout the year and can run a bespoke session for your organisation or club if you have a number of people who need training. Please contact us for more details. XSML544P 21/10/2014

Tue

09:00-17:00

1 day

£49

No Concession

n/a

MP

XSML545P 10/02/2015

Tue

09:00-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

MP

XSML546P 09/06/2015

Tue

09:00-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

MP

First Aid at Work 29/10/2014

Wed - Fri 09:00-16:30

3 days

£199

No Concession

n/a

A

XSML548P 02/02/2015

XSAL565P

Mon-Wed 09:00-16:30

3 days

£199

No Concession

n/a

MP

XSWL577P 22/04/2015

Wed - Fri 09:00-16:30

3 days

£199

No Concession

n/a

W

Award in Food Safety in Catering level 2

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XSMJ508P 24/09/2014

Wed

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

MP

CSAL103P 29/09/2014

Mon

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

A

CSAL102P 24/11/2014

Mon

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

A

XSMJ511P 26/11/2014

Wed

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

MP

XSMJ509P 21/01/2015

Wed

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

MP

CSAL101P 26/01/2015

Mon

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

A

CSAL302P 23/03/2015

Mon

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

A

XSMJ510P 25/03/2015

Wed

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

MP

XSMJ506P 13/05/2015

Wed

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

MP

CSAL303P 18/05/2015

Mon

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

A

CSAL301P 06/07/2015

Mon

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

A

XSMJ507P 08/07/2015

Wed

09:30-17:00

1 day

£70

No Concession

n/a

MP

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HIGHER EDUCATION Access to HE and foundation diplomas Access to HE (Nursing and Healthcare Professions) B Modules include Human Biology, Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Health Care and also Chemistry. You will also acquire the necessary academic and IT skills needed for effective study through workshops. You will be given tutorial guidance to support your university application. Applicants must have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above, however if you only have one of these you must take the other GCSE as an evening class. This is a one year course delivered over two and a half days but will require additional personal study time. You must be over 19, have few formal qualifications but want to go onto study a higher education course. Entry is subject to an interview and successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments. Student loans are available to cover the cost of this course.

Code

Start date

CFWC101P 08/09/2014

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

TBC

School hours

1 year

£1,303

£20

£2,876.40

W

Access to HE (Science combined with Social Sciences) B Modules include Biology, Psychology and Sociology. You will also acquire the necessary academic and IT skills needed for effective study through workshops. You will be given tutorial guidance to support your university application. Applicants must have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above, however if you only have one of these you must take the other GCSE as an evening class. This is a one year course delivered over two and a half days but will require additional personal study time. You must be over 19, have few formal qualifications but want to go onto study a higher education course. Entry is subject to an interview and successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments. Student loans are available to cover the cost of this course. VFAC101P

08/09/2014

TBC

School hours

1 year

£1,303

£20

£2,568.70

A

Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences This course forms the first year of a four year science degree course with Oxford Brookes University. It is suitable for learners from a range of backgrounds and will equip you for progression into Life Sciences Stage 1 Degree courses. You will study a selection of modules that enable you to develop fundamental scientific, mathematical, communication and academic skills. EHAJ107P 25/09/2014

TBC

09:00-17:00

1 year

£7,000

No Concession

£7,000

A

See page 6 for more information about how to apply for a loan if you are 24 and planning to take a course at Level 3 or above

hnc and foundation degrees HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering The BTEC Higher Nationals in Electrical and Electronic Engineering have been developed to focus on providing opportunities for electrical/electronic engineers/technicians to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 or Level 5 vocationally specific qualification. Entry is subject to an interview. FKAK112P 17/09/2014

Wed

09:00-17:00

2 years

£2,000*

No Concession

n/a

A

HNC Mechanical engineering The BTEC Higher Nationals in Mechanical Engineering have been developed to focus on providing opportunities for students to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 or Level 5 vocationally specific qualification. Entry is subject to an interview. FKAK114P 17/09/2014

Wed

09:00-17:00

*per year

2 years

£2,000*

No Concession

n/a

A

d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3 Campus key A – Abingdon W – Witney CL – Common Leys Farm MP – Milton Park AO – Avenue One Skills Centre

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Foundation Degree Animal Behaviour & Welfare This course is highly practical and vocational, with considerable input from external practitioners working within the industry. It prepares students to enter a range of animal and equine related careers. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview.

Code

Start date

EHWE103P 25/09/2014

Day/s

Times

Duration

Thu & Fri

09:30-16:30

2 years

Fee £6,000*

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

No Concession

£6,000

W

Foundation Degree Business Management & Communication This course combines work-based and placement learning with academic knowledge and understanding. Successful students can apply for the one year BA (Hons) Business, Management and Communications (top up) and achieve a full honours degree. Applications are via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. BHAF302P 26/09/2014

Fri

09:00-17:15

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

Foundation Degree Business, Management & Logistics This course has been developed with logistics industry experts to explore the management issues facing modern day logistics and supply chain focused organisations. It is particularly suited to managers within the logistics industry. Modules will include introduction to supply chain management, strategic supply chain management and a work-based project in the second year. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. BHAK307P 23/09/2014

Tue

09:00-17:15

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

Foundation Degree in Computing This qualification has been developed in consultation with local employers in order to meet regional priorities for IT skills shortages. The awarding body is Oxford Brookes University and successful students can go on to complete an honours degree with the university. It is ideal if you are already working in IT and wish to gain recognition for broadening your skills, but the course is also suitable for students wanting to enter the industry. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. JHAD304P 23/09/2014

Tue & Thu

TBC

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

Foundation Degree Early YearS This course brings together a number of academic disciplines including Psychology, Health Care, Educational Studies and Sociology. The degree is designed for practitioners who are working in a variety of early years settings in families, pre-schools, schools and nurseries. Successful students can progress onto the final year of an honours degree at Oxford Brookes University. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. CHAB305P 16/09/2014

Tue

09:30-17:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

CHWC305P 15/09/2014

Mon

09:30-17:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

W

Foundation Degree Electrical & Electronic Engineering This course covers a comprehensive range of technical modules including engineering design, materials engineering, electronics and engineering science. It provides specialist studies which are directly relevant to the engineering sector. Entry is subject to an interview. You will need to apply via UCAS for the two year course and direct to the College for the three year course. FHAG305P 18/09/2014

Thu & Fri

09:00-18:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

FHAG307P 18/09/2014

Thu

09:00-18:30

3 years

£4,000*

No Concession

£4,000

A

Foundation Degree Equine Science & Management This course aims to equip students with the management and science skills needed for a career in a range of equine industries. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to their work in the equine industry. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. EHWC101P 25/09/2014

Thu & Fri

09:30-16:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

W *per year

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Foundation Degree Mechanical Engineering This course covers a comprehensive range of technical units including business management techniques, engineering sciences, stress analysis and engineering test and measurement. It provides specialist studies which are directly relevant to the engineering sector. Entry is subject to an interview. You will need to apply via UCAS for the two year course and directly to the College for the three year course.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

FHAG306P 18/09/2014

Thu & Fri

09:00-18:30

2 years

£6,000*

No Concession

£6,000

A

FHAG308P 18/09/2014

Thu

09:00-18:30

3 years

£4,000*

No Concession

£4,000

A

honours degrees BA (Hons) Business, Management & Communications (Top Up) This course is designed to enable students to top up their Foundation Degree in Business, Management and Communications to a full BA Honours degree. It is a work-based programme with lectures concentrated into one day, enabling students to combine work with study. Students will have the opportunity to consider, in-depth, an agreed topic of their choice via a work-based project or dissertation. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. BHAK306P 15/09/2014

Mon

09:00-17:15

1 year

£7,000

No Concession

£7,000

A

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare (top up) This course is designed to give you practical experience and offers the latest academic insights into current research in animal behaviour, their biology and their welfare. This will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop new ideas and evaluate current processes and practices in both animal behaviour and animal welfare science. The course allows students to top up animal related FdSc or HND courses to a Bsc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Application is via UCAS and entry is subject to an interview. EHSL101P 22/09/2014

Mon - Fri 09:30-16:30

1 year

£7,000

No Concession

£7,000

See page 6 for more information about how to apply for a loan if you are 24 and planning to take a course at Level 3 or above

CL

HORTICULTURE, RURAL SKILLS AND FLORISTRY C&G Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operator level 2 This course will cover the modules covering chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting plus felling and processing trees up to 380mm. You will learn safe practice, operational chainsaw maintenance and safety checks combined with felling and processing small trees. You must provide your own equipment. Students should note that the course cost does not include the assessment fee. The assessment fee is paid direct to the awarding body. ESSL118P

27/10/2014

Mon - Fri 09:30-16:30

5 days

£730

No Concession

n/a

CL d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3

C&G Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting level 2 You will learn safe practice and operational chainsaw maintenance and safety checks. Assessments will be arranged by the course instructor and will take place after the completion of the course. You must provide your own equipment. ESSL119P

14/11/2014

Fri-Sat

09:30-16:30

*per year

2 days

£330

No Concession

n/a

CL

Campus key A – Abingdon W – Witney CL – Common Leys Farm MP – Milton Park AO – Avenue One Skills Centre

Abingdon 01235 555 585 • Witney 01993 703 464 • enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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C&G Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue level 2 This five day course prepares you with the skills and knowledge required to access a tree using a rope and harness and to carry out aerial rescue operations. You will need a higher than average level of fitness and it is advisable you have had some first aid training. You should have good prior knowledge of tree species. If you wish to use your own climbing equipment then this is at the discretion of the instructor and it must have all the current LOLER certificates. Students should note that the course cost does not include the assessment fee. The assessment fee is paid direct to the awarding body.

Code

Start date

ESSL120P

30/03/2015

Day/s

Times

Mon - Fri 09:30-16:30

Duration 5 days

Fee £730

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

No Concession

n/a

CL

PA1 / PA6 Pesticide Spraying This course will provide you with the certificates you need to carry out PA1 and PA6 spraying activities. You will need to have prior experience in a horticulture setting. XSSL566P

13/10/2014 Mon - Wed 09:00-16:30

3 days

£280

No Concession

n/a

CL

XSSL567P

16/03/2015 Mon - Wed 09:00-16:30

3 days

£280

No Concession

n/a

CL

RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture level 2 d This practical qualification focuses on developing essential horticulture skills. Core units include soil testing, sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques, ground preparation for seeding and planting, practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil, care and pruning of plants, identification of weeds, pests, diseases and beneficial organisms. There are no entry requirements but some basic horticulture skills are needed. EPSJ102P

08/10/2014

Wed

09:30-12:30

24 weeks

£556

£60

n/a

CL

EPSL113P

11/10/2014

Sat

09:30-12:30

24 weeks

£556

£60

n/a

CL

RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture level 3 B This is a practical course which builds on essential skills covered within a Level 2 course such as the RHS Practical Horticulture Skills. You will need a Level 2 qualification in horticulture with relevant practical units or sufficient industry experience if you wish to enrol on this course. EPSK104P 08/10/2014

Wed

13:30-16:30

24 weeks

£556

£60

£1,059.10

CL

Diploma in Horticulture Level 2 d This course provides a broad introduction to all aspects of horticulture. It is an excellent professional qualification for those already working in the horticulture industry or for those seeking a change of career. Entry is subject to an interview. EPSE305P 02/10/2014

Thu

09:30-16:30

30 weeks

£1,085

£60

n/a

CL

Introductory Diploma in Floristry This course is designed for those people who would like to enter the floristry profession or those who have a keen interest in floristry. EPAL103P

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07/10/2014

Tue

18:30-21:00

25 weeks

£332

£60

n/a

A


Extended Certificate in Floristry level 2 d This course is suitable if you have completed the Introductory Diploma in Floristry or if you have some previous floristry experience. It concentrates on wedding designs, funeral tributes and general floral arrangements for a range of occasions. Students will need to bring fresh flowers and sundry items to each class.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

EPSJ101P

08/10/2014

Wed

09:30-15:00

28 weeks

£754

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

£60

n/a

CL

Introduction to running a smallholding This is a hands on introductory course that will show you the basics of what is involved in running your own smallholding before you take the plunge. Our experienced trainers will show you the basic requirements of caring for and handling a variety of livestock and make you aware of the current legislation you will need to comply with. EPSK112P 27/09/2014

Sat - Sun 10:00-16:00

2 days

£100

£40

n/a

CL

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Diploma in HR Practice level 3 B This course is licensed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and provides successful students with the knowledge necessary for Associate Membership of the CIPD. Entry is subject to an interview. BPAK324P 10/09/2014

Wed

13:00-18:00

1 year

£1,034

£0

£1,688.95

A

Certificate in Human Resource Management Level 5 This course will give you a broader perspective of the organisational issues facing HR professionals and will enable you to develop effective analytical and problem solving issues. Entry is subject to an interview. BSAJ392P 04/09/2014

Thu

13:00-18:00

1 year

£1,384

No Concession

n/a

A

Diploma in Human Resource Management Level 5 This is an ideal progression route from the Diploma in Human Resources Level 3. Following successful completion of this course, students can undertake a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and become a Chartered Member of the CIPD. Entry is subject to an interview. Students must join the CIPD as a studying member and should ideally have three to five years in a related role. BSAK602P 04/09/2014

Thu

13:00-18:00

1 year

£1,792

No Concession

n/a

A

Interview Skills for Recruitment Recruiting the right staff is key to the success of any business. This course will provide people with the confidence and ability to ask the right questions at interview in order to identify the best candidates for your business. XSML554P 10/02/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3 Campus key A – Abingdon W – Witney CL – Common Leys Farm MP – Milton Park AO – Avenue One Skills Centre

Abingdon 01235 555 585 • Witney 01993 703 464 • enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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languages which course is right for you? Courses for beginners are for learners who have little or no knowledge of the language. You will be suitable for a post beginners course if you are able to greet someone and ask for and give personal details, order food and drink and count up to 100. The Intermediate courses are for those who have completed at least one year of classes in the language. You will further develop your skills, mainly around reading and writing in the language, and taking part in short dialogues. There will be assessments throughout the courses. All courses work towards an ABC qualification.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

Campus

Thu

19:00-21:00

11 weeks

£116

£0

n/a

A

Thu

19:00-21:00

20 weeks

£194

£0

n/a

A

French Beginners LPAK102P

25/09/2014

French Post Beginners LPAK104P

08/01/2015

French Intermediate LPAK117P

22/09/2014

Mon

19:00-21:00

11 weeks

£116

£0

n/a

A

LPAK118P

05/01/2015

Mon

19:00-21:00

20 weeks

£194

£0

n/a

A

Mon

19:00-21:00

11 weeks

£116

£0

n/a

A

Mon

19:00-21:00

20 weeks

£194

£0

n/a

A

Thu

19:00-21:00

11 weeks

£194

£0

n/a

A

Tue

19:00-21:00

11 weeks

£116

£0

n/a

W

Tue

19:00-21:00

20 weeks

£194

£0

n/a

W

25/09/2014

Thu

19:00-21:00

11 weeks

£116

£0

n/a

A

LPWK113P 23/09/2014

Tue

19:00-21:00

11 weeks

£116

£0

n/a

W

08/01/2015

Thu

20 weeks

19:00-21:00

£194

£0

n/a

A

LPWK115P 06/01/2015

Tue

20 weeks

19:00-21:00

£194

£0

n/a

W

Mon

19:00-21:00

11 weeks

£194

£0

n/a

A

German Beginners LPAK106P

22/09/2014

German Post Beginners LPAK108P

05/01/2015

German Intermediate LPAK121P

25/09/2014

Italian Beginners LPWK109P 23/09/2014

Italian Post Beginners LPWK111P 06/01/2015

Spanish Beginners LPAK114P

Spanish Post Beginners LPAK116P

Spanish Intermediate LPAK129P

22/09/2014

Signature Award in British Sign Language Level 1 This course is made up of three units: introduction to BSL, conversational BSL and BSL at school, college or work. The course fee includes awarding body registration and homework DVD.

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LPAG600P 02/10/2014

Thu

19:00-21:00

1 year

£351

£15

n/a

A

LPWG601P 30/09/2014

Tue

19:00-21:00

1 year

£351

£15

n/a

W

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Life Skills for 19-24 year olds This course is for adults with learning difficulties and/or learning disabilities. The courses includes shopping, cooking, travel, using money and the community.

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

YPWJ313P

11/09/14

Thu

09:30-15:30

36 weeks

FREE

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

FREE

n/a

Campus W

TEACHING AND ASSESSING Award in Assessing Competence in the Workplace Level 3 This course will provide you with the certification you need to carry out work-based assessments for qualifications such as NVQs and work-based diplomas. You will learn how to carry out holistic assessment, gain an appreciation of workbased assessment standards and learn how to support learners to compile evidence portfolios. You will need to carry out real assessments of at least two learners taking a work-based qualification in order to achieve. XSAL600P

16/10/2014

Thu

10:00-12:00

3 terms

£500

No Concession

n/a

A

XSWL601P 24/02/2015

Tue

10:00-12:00

3 terms

£500

No Concession

n/a

W

Award in Assessing Competence in the Workplace Level 4 XSAL564P

28/11/2014

Fri

10:00-12:00

3 terms

£500

No Concession

n/a

A

XSWL568P 13/03/2015

Fri

10:00-12:00

3 terms

£500

No Concession

n/a

W

Award in Education & Training (previously PTLLS) Level 3 An industry standard award for anyone teaching in the post 16 sector and the first step towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. It is an introductory qualification for those who are about to embark on teaching and who need to gain a basic toolkit of teaching and learning strategies. Entry is subject to an interview. CPAG304P 25/09/2014

Thu

18:00-21:00

10 weeks

£213

£8

£571.20

A

CPAG311P 16/04/2015

Thu

09:30-14:30

7 weeks

£213

£8

£571.20

A

CPWK101P 06/07/2015

Mon - Fri

09:30-14:30

2 weeks

£216

£8

£571.20

W

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training This Level 5 qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers or trainers in the Further Education and Skills Sector. It is an ideal qualification for candidates who have completed a Level 3 qualification in teaching and a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths and wish to progress further. You must have an interview prior to enrolment and be able to gain employment teaching for a minimum of 100 hours. CSAL104P 25/09/2014

Thu

12:30-20:30

*per year

2 years*

£2,060

No Concession

n/a

A

d – Full Level 2 B – Full Level 3 Campus key A – Abingdon W – Witney CL – Common Leys Farm MP – Milton Park AO – Avenue One Skills Centre

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SALES AND MARKETING Certificate in Principles of Sales This course will provide you with the skills and confidence you will need to succeed in a sales environment. You will learn about how to generate leads, how to close a sale and how to gain repeat business. A good introduction to sales techniques for those wanting to start a new career.

Concessionary fee

24+ Loan amount

£283

£0

n/a

A

£283

£0

n/a

MP

Code

Start date

Day/s

Times

Duration

Fee

XPAL124P

21/04/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

XPML151P 13/01/2015

Tue

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

Campus

Certificate in the Principles of Marketing Effective marketing activity has never been more important. Whether you would like help with defining your target market, advice about how to communicate your values to your customer or more information about how your business could benefit from increased promotional and public relations activity, then this course could help. XPAK118P

06/10/2014

Mon

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

A

XPWL158P 15/04/2015

Wed

09:00-16:30

10 weeks

£283

£0

n/a

W

Social Media for Business Terrified by Twitter? Fazed by Facebook? Know that you need to capitalise on social media to promote your business? Then this is the ideal introductory course for you. XSML562P 19/11/2014

Wed

09:00-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

MP

Design for Marketing Do you need to produce posters and publicity material for your business or club? Are you fed up of using clip art in Word? This course will introduce you to simple but effective design techniques that you can use to improve the marketing of any event or activity. XSAL606P

12/06/2015

Fri

09:30-16:30

1 day

£99

No Concession

n/a

A

SPORT AND FITNESS Circuit Training – First 3 weeks free! A great way to keep fit and meet new people. SSAL101P 16/09/2014

Tue

18:15-19:15

13 weeks

£60

No Concession

n/a

A

Thu

18:15-19:15

10 weeks

£60

No Concession

n/a

A

Yoga – mixed ability SSAL102P 02/10/2014

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Work place training and NVQs Subsidised training in the workplace National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) enable experienced members of staff to gain a recognised qualification that supports their on-the-job competence. For employers, they make a statement to customers about the skills and expertise within their business. For employees, they enhance skills and confidence in their abilities and ultimately performance.

Many employees will be eligible for free or heavily subsidised NVQs and all are delivered in the workplace. Abingdon and Witney College can provide assessments in the following areas: • Business Administration • Cleaning and Support Services • Cleaning Supervision Skills • Customer Service • Horticulture • Local Environmental Services Skills • Logistics Operations • Management • Performing Engineering Operations • Performing Manufacturing Operations • Retail • Sales • Team Leading • Warehousing and Storage Please call our experienced business development team on 01235 216216 to find out how we can help your business to succeed. We have a long track record of working with local and regional businesses and offer free training consultations and a free recruitment service for many types of job role.

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How to Enrol Please read this section before completing the enrolment form. You can enrol: In person Staff at your local campus will be pleased to help you. • Abingdon Campus Reception, Wootton Road, Abingdon OX14 1GG • Witney Campus Reception, Holloway Road, Witney OX28 6NE • Employer Services, 5g Milton Park, Abingdon OX14 4RY

By post The Data Team Abingdon & Witney College FREEPOST (OF1653) Abingdon OX14 1BR If you have any queries, please email enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk or telephone on 01235 555585 or 01993 703464. If you are unsure about the type of course you wish to undertake and would like further advice and guidance, please contact the Careers team on 01235 216308.

Higher Education Courses Unfortunately, you are not able to enrol for Higher Education courses using the enrolment form in this guide. For most HE courses you will need to apply via UCAS. For more information, please visit the HE section of our website or call 01235 555585. The course enquiries team will be happy to provide you with more information.

What happens next? We will process your enrolment form as soon as we receive it. We will write to you to confirm receipt and will provide you with information about start dates and where to go on the first day of the course. For some courses, you may be invited for interview before we can confirm your place. If this is the case, the course description in this guide will have made this clear to you.

Payment Fees are payable on enrolment. Please note that information about payment of fees is correct at time of going to press and is subject to change. Payments can be made in one of the following ways:

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• Cash – only accepted if enrolling in person • Cheque – made payable to Abingdon & Witney College • Debit or credit card • Bank Transfer • Employers can be invoiced, however, a confirmation letter from the employer must accompany the enrolment form. Instalments – Students paying fees can request to pay by instalments provided that: • The student has a debit or credit card. • Initial payment must be made on enrolment and can be cash, cheque or credit/debit card. • An instalment plan needs to be approved by the Finance Director, and one of the conditions is that the student records their card details on the form so that the College can take the payments monthly. No other form of monthly instalment payment is allowed. • Students are not allowed to pay instalments if there is an outstanding balance from previous years. • Students who withdraw from their programme remain liable for full course fees. • A £30 administration charge will made for instalment arrangements and will be added to the total fees due. • Instalment plans are not available for overseas students, employers or students without a UK bank account. • Instalments will be collected on the fifteenth working day of each month (to be agreed). • Any payments that are unsuccessful on the date of collection will still be collected after a period of seven days. Where the College is unable to collect payment the student may be asked to leave their programme of study but will remain liable for the payment of outstanding fees. • Your place on the course will not be confirmed until payment has been received. Instalment plan payments need to meet the following criteria: • Fees between £50 and £149 are repaid in 2 equal instalments • Fees between £150 and £999 are repaid in 3 equal instalments • Fees £1000+ are repaid in 5 equal instalments

• The first instalment in made on enrolment • The final instalment is made prior to the completion of the course Instalment form should be filled in and signed by the student or with assistance from the Finance staff. Payment terms which may be agreed verbally on phone or via email with Finance staff will be added to the instalment form and will be sent or emailed for student to complete and sign. We require student to supply their bank account details to facilitate refunds/reimbursements to students in the event of cancelled courses or Bursary awards.

Refunds If your course is cancelled due to low numbers the College will aim to contact you at least 3 working days before the course is due to start. Refunds in full are automatically issued on cancelled courses. If you are unable to attend your course and wish to claim a refund, you must write to the Director of Finance. Refunds are normally only made for illness and applications for a refund on this basis must be accompanied by a doctor’s certificate. Refunds for other special circumstances are at the discretion of the Director of Finance. Please note that if you withdraw from your course, your fee is still due except in special circumstances as described above.

Under 16? We do not normally enroll students under the age of 16 unless the course they are enrolling for is specifically targeted at people of their age. Students under 16 who wish to enrol onto a course should contact the College to discuss their request.

Safeguarding and Criminal Convictions Where you may disclosed information that may pose a risk to the health and safety of others you will be subject to a positive and balanced individual risk assessment. Abingdon and Witney College comply with the principles of Every Child Matters, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Data Protection Act 1998, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Criminal Justice Act 2003. All students will be issued with an identification badge and be required to wear it at all times.


If you are unsure about the type of course you wish to undertake and would like further advice and guidance, please contact the Careers team on 01235 216308.

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