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BARNET AND SOUTHGATE COLLEGE 2012/13


WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL

This November saw the beginning of a new chapter in the story of Further Education in north London, with the creation of Barnet and Southgate College. This brochure tells you about some of the hundreds of full time courses we have on offer and is primarily aimed at school leavers or those students exploring which full time courses maybe available to progress them into their future education and career. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from across London and beyond, and we believe that the newly merged Barnet and Southgate College has something to offer everyone. The Corporations of the former Barnet and Southgate colleges realised we were serving the same catchment area. The new merged college will maintain the vision of its predecessors; delivering high-quality education and training to improve the economic and social welfare of all our students, boosting the economy of the north London area while doing so.

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Coming together allows us to do this even more effectively: we had already been ranked as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in many areas, and I am confident the new college, which even better serves the needs of students, employers and the local community, will be able to build on that endorsement. We boast five campuses spread across north London, and offer courses as diverse as our student body: from GCSEs and A Levels to professional qualifications and Higher Education, from basic maths and literacy to vocational training in everything from catering and construction to hairdressing and vehicle paint spraying. I hope this brochure answers your questions about the role of Barnet and Southgate College in the community, and that you will join us in celebrating this historic moment.

Marilyn Hawkins Principal and Chief Executive

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


WHY HAVE WE MERGED?

On the 1st November 2011 Barnet College and Southgate College merged into one new college - Barnet and Southgate College, providing Enfield, Barnet and beyond with the skills, training and facilities they need to reach their full potential. Barnet and Southgate College is one of the largest colleges in North London, delivering over 1,500 courses across five campuses providing you with a high quality choice of learning opportunities. What are the benefits of the merged College for our learners? •  Improved choice –1,500 courses for you to choose from over 20 subject areas, whatever you want to do we will have a course to suit you; •  Improved quality – our combined resource means that we have more staff, with a wealth of industry experience and a successful track record in delivering results; •  Increased facilities – increased access to the very best classrooms across our five sites with industry standard, state-of-the-art facilities.

Key facts about Barnet and Southgate College •  We are one of the largest Colleges in North London. We have over 21,000 full and part time students; •  We have over 1,500 courses; •  We operate from 5 main campuses across North London: High Barnet (Wood Street Campus), Southgate (Southgate Campus), Colindale (Grahame Park Campus), Edmonton Green (Edmonton Campus) and Finchley (artsdepot). •  We have some of the best training facilities within the UK including:     —  A state of the art £50m campus at Wood Street;     —  Two motor vehicle workshops with paint spraying facilities;     —   A brand new commercial beauty training spa;    — Brand new industry standard electrical workshops;     —  Mechatronics centre;     —  Two commercial training restaurants;

    —  Access to state of the art training facilities at Tottenham Hotspur, Saracens, London Skolars and Lea Valley Athletics;     —  Dedicated music recording and dance studios;     —  A commercial hairdressing salon;     —  Fully equipped, purpose built Science laboratories.

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

•  Higher quality and more innovative teaching and learning The merged College gives you the very best of what Barnet and Southgate offered learners. By combining the specialist areas that each college was renowned for, we have the skills and technology to offer you an unrivalled experience. •  Better learner progression to higher skills By offering you more choice of courses at a host of different levels, progression is not only readily available but a number of different routes are accessible to you.

•  Great support In addition to our dedicated teaching staff, we have a large team of specialist staff to support you in your studies: Careers Advisors, Mentors, Counsellors, Learning Support Officers, an Employability Team and a Work Experience Coordinator. •  Apprenticeships Being one of the largest colleges in London we have extensive links with businesses and employers throughout the region.

•  Easy access You will be able to easily travel to one of our campuses by tube (Northern and Piccadilly Line), train or bus.

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For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


A LEVEL COURSES

Our wide range of A and AS Level courses makes Barnet and Southgate College one of the largest A Level providers in North London. We treat all our students as adults and all our lecturers and tutors are experienced, specialist A Level teachers. A and AS Level courses are taught at our Southgate and Wood Street Campuses. Our Wood Street Campus offers brand new state-of-the-art facilities and is one of the newest college buildings in the country. A personal tutor will support you during your studies and guide you with, among other things, the UCAS application process. You will also have access to a range of learning resources.

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A Level subjects include: •  Accounting •  Art and Design (Fine Art) •  Art and Design (Photography) •  Biology •  Business Studies •  Chemistry •  Economics •  English Language and Literature •  English Literature •  Extended Project •  Film Studies •  French •  Further Maths •  Government and Politics •  History •  Information and Communications Technology •  Law •  Mathematics (with statistics, mechanics or further) •  Media Studies •  Music •  Music Technology •  Physics •  Psychology •  Sociology •  Spanish

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


BACK TO BASICS

Back to Basics programmes are one of Barnet and Southgate College’s big success stories. These courses are for students who may need to achieve qualifications or build confidence in order to progress on to Level 2 courses, training or employment. The opportunities available are designed to build on your existing skills, help you gain new skills and knowledge, increase your confidence and develop your self-esteem. Basic reading, writing and maths courses are free at Barnet and Southgate College. These courses can help you improve your job prospects, gain qualifications, prepare you for Further Education or develop your confidence in reading, writing, spelling, maths and computing. Our courses are designed to support individuals in achieving their personal learning goals.

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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BUSINESS INDUSTRIES

Barnet and Southgate College offers an extensive range of business courses and is the primary college for accounting provision in North London, with a proven track record in delivering ACCA programmes as well as more general business courses for students who have not yet decided where to specialise. We offer up-to-date courses which reflect the dynamic business environment in our changing world. Our courses are taught using the latest technology and resources and our staff all have experience within business industries.

Subjects include: •  Accounting •  Administration •  Business •  Computing •  Human Resources Training •  Information and Communication Technology (ICT) •  Law •  Management •  Marketing •  Travel and Tourism

We work closely with employers to ensure that the subjects studied are relevant to the place of work and that students can develop all-important employability skills throughout their time on the course.

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For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


CATERING & HOSPITALITY

Catering & Hospitality courses at Barnet and Southgate College provide students with the opportunities to learn, develop and practise skills that they will need when they progress to the hospitality industry. As a trainee chef you will develop new skills in our specialist larder, pastry and production kitchens both at Southgate and Grahame Park Campuses. Trainee chefs work alongside food service students within our formal and bistro restaurants, which offer a realistic work environment and are open to students, staff and the public. The hospitality teaching areas are equipped to professional standards with all the tools required to prepare both classic and contemporary cuisines. The teaching team possesses a wealth of industry experience and has well-developed links with London’s top hospitality establishments and organisations, providing exciting programmes for all Catering & Hospitality learners. These organisations regularly visit the College to deliver workshops and lectures, but also host students in their own hotels and restaurants.

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Who we work with We have an impressive portfolio of Catering & Hospitality links in Greater London and the Home Counties. This allows our students to work alongside employers in the industry and secure employment opportunities. Our links include: •  BBC Masterchef •  Claridges •  De Vere •  Gordon Ramsey Holdings •  Harrods •  Jumeriah •  Smiths Of Smithfield •  The Association Culinaire Française •  The Hilton •  The Intercontinental •  The Ivy •  The Savoy •  The Ritz •  Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

Subjects include: •  An Introduction to Chef’s Professional Diploma •  Cake Decoration •  Food & Drink Service •  Food Preparation & Cooking Larder •  Food Preparation & Cooking Pastry •  Food Safety •  Hospitality Management •  Hygiene •  Professional Cookery Apprenticeships •  Travel & Hospitality

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES

Our Construction Industry courses are taught at both our Southgate Campus and purpose-built construction facilities at our Grahame Park Campus. The department has links with local and national employers that complement the excellent construction training offered at the College.

Subjects include: •  Bricklaying •  Carpentry and Joinery •  Electrical Installation •  Multi Skills •  Painting and Decorating •  Plastering

If you are able to gain appropriate work experience in the construction industry, which is validated through on-site assessment, you may qualify for a construction NVQ. If you are unable to gain appropriate work experience, you can study for a Diploma. A full list of Diplomas and NVQ units for our construction courses is available on our website www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk DIY courses are also available.

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For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Barnet and Southgate College offers a diverse creative curriculum in our superb facilities. We have an excellent reputation for creative industries and attract students from across the UK and around the world, as well as meeting the needs of our local community. The superb facilities across the artsdepot, Wood Street and Southgate Campuses includes brand new Apple Mac Studios, digital media editing facilities, TV studio, college radio with fully equipped audio recording facilities, Mechatronics Centre, drama studios, dance studios, fashion studios with industrial equipment, photography studios and darkrooms, print room with digital and canvas printing facilities, 3D workshops and several large art studios. We also have an industry standard hairdressing salon at Grahame Park and a brand new commercial beauty training spa at our Wood Street campus.

The courses we offer enable you to develop awareness of emerging trends and encourage the development of the skills needed for setting up your own business in the creative arts industries. Our range of courses and training opportunities could lead to professional qualifications or progression onto the BTEC Diplomas at Level 2 and 3 and Foundation Degree courses as outlined on our website. Who we work with •  Alternative Fashion Week at Spitalfields Market •  Artzone Magazine •  Brent Cross Shopping Centre •  Clothes Show Live •  Exhibitions at the Four Greens •  London and Regional Universities •  London Film Foundation •  Middlesex University

Subjects include: •  3D Design •  3D Animation •  Architecture •  Art & Design •  Beauty Therapy •  Fashion •  Graphics •  Hairdressing •  Media •  Media Make-up •  Multi Media •  Music •  Performing Arts •  Photography

We reflect the vibrant nature of creative skills in a practical, vocational atmosphere, offering students skills that will enable them to progress into work or onto higher level or specialist qualifications.

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For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


ESOL, EFL & IELTS

Barnet and Southgate College cater for all levels of English to improve job prospects, support your life in the UK or enable you to transfer your professional career from one country to another. The ESOL/EFL department offers a range of general English tuition from beginner to advanced. All general English classes lead to internationally recognised Cambridge ESOL/EFL examinations. Our EFL provision is also accredited through the British Council. The Academic English course prepares students for undergraduate and postgraduate study, including preparation for the IELTS test. Specific skills based classes are offered in the areas of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, as well as speaking, reading and writing. Furthermore employment and study skills, Business English and IT modules are also available. Remember that you can also attend our intensive summer school programme.

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We also offer a full range of ESOL, ESOL vocational tasters and personal development courses to meet your needs. We offer a range of ESOL vocational course options in: •  Applied Science •  Health and Social Care •  Hospitality •  IT & Multimedia •  Vocational Studies Edexcel Our Vocational ESOL courses are for people who have come to the UK to live or work and who intend to settle in the UK. These programmes combine a vocational specialism with core skills, in English Language, Numeracy and IT in order to develop the vocational and personal and social development skills you need to be successful at work, home and as a UK citizen.

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


GCSE COURSES

Have you completed a GCSE course at school but need to improve your grade? On our one – year GCSE programme you take five subjects at GCSE Level. Many GCSE students progress to other courses at Barnet and Southgate College. Subjects include: •  Biology •  Chemistry •  English •  Mathematics •  Physics We also offer part time GCSEs in all of the above subjects.

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL CARE

We offer a wide range of courses in health, education and social care, alongside both counselling and public services, providing a route into a variety of employment opportunities in the sector. Our courses can prepare students for Higher Education in areas such as nursing, other health related professions, social work, youth work, early years and teaching. As one of the leading centres for highquality vocational training in the North London area, we work closely with Middlesex University to develop and deliver our courses; a partnership that benefits both local employers and students.

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Subjects include: •  Childcare •  Counselling •  Education •  Health •  Public Services Social Care •  Teacher Education – Barnet and Southgate College offers a range of initial teacher training courses through its Professional Development Centre. Courses include: •  Assessor/Verifier awards •  Cambridge CELTA •  Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector •  Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


MOTOR VEHICLE & MOTOR SPORT INDUSTRIES

Our Motor Vehicle programmes based at our Southgate Campus cover a wide range of subjects including Motor Mechanics, Motor-Sport, Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Paint Refinishing, Management Disciplines, and Fault Diagnostics. The complete qualification programme from the HND, ABC Diploma and Technical Certificates, has been carefully designed and planned to give you the opportunity for career progression leading to employment in all areas of the motor trade. Practical and diagnostic work is a major part of all the courses and is carried out in our new, well equipped, modern workshops. We have also invested in an interactive learning suite, where simulation of vehicle systems takes place and problems are resolved.

Who we work with: •  3M •  Du Pont •  Morelli Group •  North London Garages GTA •  Smart Express •  STL Subjects include: •  Fault Diagnostics •  Management Disciplines •  Motor Mechanics •  Motor-Sport •  Vehicle Body Repair •  Vehicle Paint Refinishing

Sponsorship and support comes from companies like Morelli, 3M, and Du Pont, to ensure the department is ahead of the game. Links with Brands Hatch and Rye House Stadium ensure a vibrant atmosphere for students and staff.

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For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


YOUNG COLLEGE COURSES FOR 14-16 YEAR OLDS

The Young College (Southgate Campus) has established itself as the market leader for alternative 14 -16 provision in North London. Young College is not just a place to study; it has a strong sense of community and students are warmly welcomed into its diverse and multicultural environment. We offer a range of full time courses including: •  Year 11 ESOL •  GCSE programmes with an added vocational subject •  Passport to progress •  Transition to work programmes We also offer a range of part time vocational course options in: •  Catering •  Construction •  Hair and Beauty •  Motor Vehicle maintenance •  Motorbike maintenance •  Motor Vehicle repair and paint spraying •  Sport

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHS In our new science facilities at our Southgate and Wood Street Campuses, we aim to bring science to life and to make it both interesting and accessible to as wide a range of students as possible. Our courses enable you to explore a range of Science topics through scientific investigation and demonstration. The success of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects at Barnet and Southgate College has been achieved through our dedicated and experienced staff. Learners will benefit from a range of activities that enable top class learning to take place outside the formal classroom environment.

Who we work with •  Centre of the Cell at St Mary’s University •  GlaxoSmithKline •  Hammersmith Hospital •  Learning and Skills Improvement Service STeM programme •  Spectroscopy at UCL •  The College of Osteopaths •  Zoological Society Subjects Include: •  Applied Science •  Engineering •  Forensic Science •  Maths •  Medical Science

The department also arranges for the industry to give our learners an insight into how Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are used in professional working environments. National Science Week allows learners to demonstrate presentations and projects that they have been working on throughout the year. This top class learning environment has allowed learners to progress to prestigious universities such as Cambridge, Imperial and UCL.

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For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


SUPPORTED LEARNING

Our Supported Learning courses are specially designed for students with learning difficulties and disabilities and those with mental health needs who feel they need a more supportive environment than mainstream courses could offer. We aim to provide a friendly learning environment that matches individual needs. The department has great facilities at our Grahame Park Campus including a Café, shop, art gallery, computing rooms and a recently updated garden area and sensory room. Subjects include: •  Catering •  Community Link •  Employment Skills •  Mental Health Awareness •  Office Skills •  Performing Arts •  Personal and Social Development •  Next Step •  Volunteering

In our recent Ofsted inspection “Independent Living and Life Skills” were graded “outstanding”; the highest grade that can be awarded.

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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SPORTS INDUSTRIES

At Barnet and Southgate College you can choose from a variety of different pathways in this diverse and exciting area of study. Students studying on a sports course at Barnet and Southgate College can expect to experience a good range of educational and team building challenges. All sports students have free access to the College gym at our Southgate Campus and attend a range of subsidised visits to a variety of sport and leisure establishments. These visits can involve bowling, skiing, golf, leisure centres, professional clubs, universities, theme parks, paint balling and sporting facilities. You will also have the opportunity to participate in guest speaker debates, a range of practical sports and a residential visit, all of which are linked to the specification of the curriculum/course being studied. We have excellent working partnerships, all of which offer a great opportunity for students to experience top-level coaching and take part in matches, with some voluntary work experience openings too.

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Who we work with •  Tottenham Hotspur Foundation •  Saracens •  London Skolars •  Lee Valley Athletics Centre •  Sports Vocational Training Service •  London Badminton Academy •  Enfield Sports Development •  Fusion •  Primary and secondary schools in the London Borough of Enfield Subjects include: •  Coaching and Fitness Instructing •  Practical Sports •  Anatomy and Physiology •  Sports Development •  Nutrition •  Health and Safety •  Psychology, •  Fitness Testing •  Sports Leadership, •  CYQ Fitness Instructor •  NGB Coaching Awards •  Duke of Edinburgh Bronze or Silver •  NGB Officials courses in some sports •  Basketball •  Cricket

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


HOW TO FIND US

A. Wood Street Campus Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4AZ Tel 020 8200 8300

D. Edmonton Green Campus 2nd Floor, 23 St George’s Chambers, South Mall, Edmonton Green, London N9 0TS Tel: 020 8345 7209 E. artsdepot 5 Nether Street London N12 0GA

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Crews Hill

B. Grahame Park Campus Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5RA Tel 020 8200 8300 C. Southgate Campus High Street, London N14 6BS, Tel: 020 8982 5050

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M25

Turkey Street

Hadley Wood

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Gordon Hill

Barnet

Enfield Chase New Barnet

Oakwood

Grange Park Oakleigh Park M1

Totteridge & Whetstone Woodside Park

Mill Hill Broadway Mill Hill East

B Burnt Oak

Hendon

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Bush Hill Park

Winchmore Hill

Southgate

Arnos Grove

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Palmers Green

Silver Street

Bowes Park

West Finchley

Bounds Green Wood Green Alexandra Palace

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Hendon Central

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Southbury

Edmonton Green

Finchley Central Colindale

Enfield Town

Enfield

Cockfosters

High Barnet

East Finchley

Turnpike Lane

White Hart Lane

Bruce Grove

Hornsey

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


OPEN EVENTS

Our open events provide the perfect opportunity for you to explore what Barnet and Southgate College can offer you. Come along and find out more. Grahame Park Campus Wednesday 21st March 2012 Saturday 24th March 2012 Tuesday 15th May 2012 Saturday 19th May 2012

5.00pm-7.00pm 10.00am-2.00pm 5.00pm-7.00pm 10.00am-2.00pm

Southgate Campus Tuesday 7th Feb 2012 Saturday 12th May 2012

3.00pm-8.30pm 10.00am-1.00pm

Wood Street Campus Wednesday 14th March 2012 Saturday 17th March 2012 Tuesday 8th May 2012 Saturday 12th May 2012

5.00pm-7.00pm 10.00am-2.00pm 5.00pm-7.00pm 10.00am-2.00pm

For the latest information, full course listings and details of how to apply for a course at Barnet and Southgate College, please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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Barnet and Southgate College 2012-13