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Courses available in Bedford, Biggleswade, Corby & Kettering

HARD WORK DEDICATION PROSPERITY SUCCESS PASSION ACHIEVEMENT AMBITION PROGRESSION GRADUATION CAREER Undergraduate Courses with The Bedford College Group

2020-2021


Welcome

to The Bedford College Group Our College Group was formed following the merger of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College and Tresham College in 2017. We are now proud to provide a wider range of undergraduate courses, giving you more choices, opportunities and experiences across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. We have strong partnerships with the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Northampton, allowing you to complete full honours degrees in many of our subjects. We offer courses based at Bedford College, Shuttleworth College near Biggleswade and Tresham College campuses in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. By studying with us you will be able to take advantage of great facilities, small group sizes and competitive tuition fees. So whether you’re finishing sixth form or college, or already working and would like to return to education, our courses are an ideal choice.

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89%

of students were satisfied with the quality of their course against a national benchmark of 84%. Students taught by The Bedford College Group, National Student Survey 2019

By studying with us you will be able to take advantage of great facilities, small group sizes and competitive tuition fees.

Contents INTRODUCTION

OUR COURSES

Welcome

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Access to Higher Education

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Open Days

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Agriculture

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University partnerships

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Animal Sciences

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Why choose us?

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Art & Design

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Business

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Care & Childcare

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ABOUT OUR COLLEGES Higher Apprenticeships

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Computing

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Part-time courses

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Construction & Building Services

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Studying at Bedford College

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Engineering

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Studying at Shuttleworth College Campus

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Performance, Music Technology & Media

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Studying at Tresham College Campuses

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Psychology & Crime

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of our undergraduate students progressed into employment or further study after completing their course.

Funding: What is available?

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Science

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Student support

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Sport

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How to apply

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Teacher Education

Qualifications guide

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Travel & Tourism

Source: The Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework 2017

A-Z course index

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Contact us

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Open Days Bedford College Thursday 7 November 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Tresham College – Corby campus

Tresham College – Wellingborough campus

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Thursday 14 November 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 17 March 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 28 January 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Thursday 30 January 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Wednesday 10 June 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 24 March 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Thursday 26 March 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 16 June 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Thursday 18 June 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Shuttleworth College Saturday 9 November 2019, 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 25 January 2020, 9.30am-12.30pm

Tresham College – Kettering campus

Saturday 14 March 2020, 9.30am-12.30pm

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 16 June, 5.00pm-8.00pm

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday 25 March 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday 17 June 2020, 5.00pm-7.30pm

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University partnerships We have strong partnerships with the following universities:

At the University of Bedfordshire we believe that your university experience is about far more than just your course, which is why we offer you more than a great degree. Our partnership with The Bedford College Group allows you to gain support from both institutions and gives you a wealth of facilities to utilise during your studies, including our new seven-storey library in Luton. We’re a modern, vibrant University with campuses in Bedford (situated within walking distance of the College), Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, offering high quality, career-focused teaching, excellent student support and a great global student experience. We’re an internationally recognised award winning institution with an excellent academic and teaching reputation; we’ve achieved a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), appear in the Times Undergraduate World University rankings and we’re sixth in the UK in the People Planet University Green League. We also have high levels of student satisfaction and good graduate employment levels, rising 16 places in the last National Student Satisfaction (NSS) survey.

Graduation

at The Bedford College Group Achievements Ceremony

Successfully completing your undergraduate course is a huge achievement. Each year we invite all our graduating students to celebrate their success at our Achievements Ceremony.

The University of Northampton is proud to be working in partnership with The Bedford College Group. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you. We look for this dedication in the partner institutions we choose to work with, and The Bedford College Group embodies this quality. Working with The Bedford College Group, we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability. Input from academic research, current practitioners and industry ensures that your course curriculum will be up-to-date and industry relevant. We wish you the best of luck with your studies and look forward to welcoming you to the growing number of University of Northampton alumni across the globe. About the University of Northampton The University of Northampton has been awarded Gold – the highest possible mark – in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). One of the youngest universities in the UK, we are leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that you at partner institutions have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too.

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Why choose us? The Bedford College Group incorporates Bedford College, Shuttleworth College and Tresham College, giving you more choices, opportunities and experiences.

Study close to your home and work By studying and living locally, you’ll save thousands of pounds by living at home.

Wide range of subjects Find a subject you love and develop the skills and confidence to aim high.

Flexible study options A variety of flexible study options from as little as six hours per week so you can fit your studies around your work and other life commitments.

Honours Top-up Our close partnerships with regional universities give you the option to top-up to a full honours degree in many subjects.

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Competitive tuition fees Take advantage of our competitively priced course fees and you could save thousands on your degree.

More support Small class sizes and more one-to-one support than universities.

Strong links with employers We work with over 1,000 organisations across the region who can recruit directly from us.

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Higher Apprenticeships with The Bedford College Group

• We are the largest provider of apprenticeships in the South East Midlands • We trained over 2,000 apprentices last year • We work with over 1,000 employers

Higher Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to study towards a high level qualification, equivalent to a Foundation Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree, whilst working. The Bedford College Group offers the following Higher Apprenticeships: • Accounting • Agriculture • Business & Professional Administration • Care Leadership & Management •C  onstruction Management •C  yber Security Technologist/ Cyber Intrusion Analyst 8

• Engineering • Human Resources • Management • Network Engineer • Software Developer • Unified Communications Troubleshooter.

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To start a Higher Apprenticeship, you will need to have Level 3 qualifications such as A-Levels, an Advanced Level Diploma, NVQ Level 3 or an Advanced Apprenticeship. To find out more, visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships or www.tresham.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS

Nick’s Story

MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING LEVEL 4 APPRENTICESHIP AND HNC ENGINEERING After my A-Levels I didn’t feel it was the right time for me to go straight to university; I didn’t really know at that time what I wanted to do and I wouldn’t have been going for the right reasons.

“Once I had decided that I would rather start working, doing an Apprenticeship was the best option because I could start earning a wage and study at the same time.” I joined Prosaw Ltd and worked through the Level 3 Apprenticeship programme. When I finished the Level 3, I sat down with my manager and training co-ordinator to look at my options and decided to continue on to the Level 4 higher apprenticeship, which also involved enrolling on to the day release HNC Engineering course. The demands of studying have been a challenge and I have had to work hard to keep on top of the workload, but it has been worth it. My job at Prosaw Ltd is to oversee the department which deals with refurbishing used machinery for the purpose of selling on. My employers have been very supportive and I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship to others, as long as you are prepared to put the hours in.

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Professional Development Courses

with The Bedford College Group Professional qualifications to help you take the next step in your career... ACCOUNTING AAT LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA

Available at Bedford College and Tresham College

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP CMI LEVEL 5 (AWARD, CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA)

Available at Bedford College and Tresham College

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP CMI LEVEL 7 (AWARD, CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA) Available at Tresham College

THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING CPCAB LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA

Available at Bedford College and Tresham College

For more information on these courses visit www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

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Studying at our Bedford College Campuses in Bedford & Kempston Right in the heart of Bedford Bedford has some amazing spaces and places such as the new Riverside Complex, set in a stunning location on the banks of the River Great Ouse. The development features restaurants, a cinema, hotel and new public open spaces along the river. Bedford also offers the bustling sights and sounds of nightly entertainment at the Corn Exchange to the tranquility of the galleries and museums of the historic Castle Quarter.

Library Our modern Library is the place to study outside of classes, with spaces for both individual and group study and over 30,000 resources including books, journals and DVDs to support your learning. You can also access computers including PCs, Macs and netbooks, or make use of our free WiFi. Plus, when you’re not on-site you can access online resources and library services from wherever you are 24/7 through Moodle – our online student portal.

Industry-class workshops Choosing one of our engineering or construction courses means you’ll get the chance to hone technical skills in real-life working environments, getting your hands on modern engineering machinery and some of the most advanced renewable technologies equipment in the UK. Engineering students will also get to study in our brand new £5.2 million Buchanan Centre building, containing state-of-the-art robotic equipment.

Dedicated study spaces These spaces on campus enable you to study and relax with minimal distraction. Our student space has tea and coffee making facilities, comfortable chairs and a separate meeting room.

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Kempston Campus

Here we house environmental technologies including Solar-PV-heat pumps and rain water harvesting wind turbines. You can benefit from full access to the latest Revit and Auto Cad technology. The Centre has excellent links to the industry including local Eco building projects, which you will visit, as well as exhibitions, to gain knowledge for assignments. Our Industry links provide an excellent opportunity when seeking employment. The campus has free parking.

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College life South Bank Arts Centre If you’re the creative type, our purpose-built design, music and media studios are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and resources to provide the tools and experience you’ll need in the industry. The £6 million arts centre also hosts a regular programme of exciting events, visits and talks from renowned professionals within the creative industries. Explore more online at www.southbankarts.com

SPRINGS Sports Centre All students can hit the gym at our fully equipped fitness studio for £20 per year. Our modern £2.5 million sports centre gives Sport students the chance to make the most of their studies, and all other students the chance to get active and have fun. Plus, as a Bedford College student, you will also be able to apply for a discount card at our Trinity Arts & Leisure Sports Centre entitling you to 20% off (not applicable on Membership or School of Fish) – to find out more visit www.trinityleisure.co.uk

Munch & Mocha Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to meet friends and grab a drink or something to eat between classes.

Car parking Car parking at Bedford College is currently charged at £1 per day during term-time with a permit available from the College (permit required at all times). Please note that parking is limited and not guaranteed however there are public car parks close by. The campus is also easily accessible by both bus and train.

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Studying at Shuttleworth College Campus in Old Warden, Biggleswade Set in over 500 acres of beautiful parkland Based in Old Warden, near Biggleswade, Shuttleworth College provides the environment you need to succeed on our Animal Science and Agriculture courses.

The low down on the local area... Beyond the stunning parkland, lakes and woodland of the College grounds you’ll find an unspoilt landscape of farmland, ancient villages and delightful scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. The larger town of Biggleswade and newly-built large retail park with shops and supermarkets, plus a rail link to London is just 10 minutes away by car.

Dedicated Undergraduate Centre Here you will find computers, lockers, comfy chairs and a kitchen area with tea/coffee making facilities. It’s the perfect place for our undergraduate students to study and relax.

Library The library has a wide range of specialist books, journals and e-resources to support your learning. With quiet areas for individual study equipped with PCs, plus areas for group work, it’s the perfect place to research for your assignments and expand your knowledge.

Sports No matter what your sport of choice we’ve got excellent facilities for many sports and outdoor activities, including a sports hall, squash and tennis courts, gym and pitches for outdoor sports.

Kingshill Farm Our working arable and livestock farm includes over 150 hectares of arable land and a range of livestock including pigs, sheep and cattle. There is also a range of farm machinery at our Mechanisation Centre.

Car parking and transport Shuttleworth College benefits from ample free parking on site if you are travelling by car. We also provide a comprehensive bus service from surrounding towns and villages, dependent on demand. Find out where we stop at www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/travel

Information Learning Technology (ILT) Boost your studies at our ILT suites where you can access PCs with the latest software, or bring your own laptop and make use of our free WiFi. Photocopying, printing and scanning facilities are also on hand along with digital and video cameras.

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Brand new £3.65m Zoological Education Centre

Shuttleworth College is proud to be a national leader in animal sciences and land-based education. This new state-of-the-art ‘Eden style’ centre, includes a tropical rainforest setting and immersive biome. Shuttleworth College is the first college in the country to boast such a unique facility, housing a wide range of animal species, flora and fauna; providing you with exciting learning and career progression opportunities.

Munch & Mocha Our popular restaurant is open to serve you healthy, tasty food at great prices. Hot and cold food is available every day along with a variety of drinks and snacks – so, if you’ve worked up an appetite, come and grab a bite to eat with your classmates.

Access to animals As an Animal Sciences student you’ll benefit from access to a variety of animals and exotic species at our dedicated animal centre and our British Horse Society (BHS) accredited equine centre at nearby Mount Pleasant, as well as a variety of livestock at Kingshill Farm – the College’s working farm and estate.

Accommodation If travelling to Shuttleworth College is difficult for you, we may be able to offer you a place in our halls of residence based on site, graded as Outstanding by OFSTED in 2018. You’ll get your own single study bedroom plus a modern common room complete with kitchen. In 2018/19 our accommodation cost was £3,960 per year including full board during the week (subject to change, check online for the latest information). If you intend to study full-time, you can apply for a loan to help cover living costs including accommodation – see pages 18-21 to find out more about loans.

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Studying at

Tresham College Campuses in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough Something for everyone The local area offers a wide range of entertainment to explore, including Wicksteed Park, Rushden Lakes, The Lighthouse and The Core theatres, shopping centres, market places, Odeon and Savoy cinemas and numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops. If you enjoy the great outdoors, the county of Northamptonshire also provides the opportunity to explore areas of outstanding countryside.

Dedicated undergraduate spaces At each of our campuses, you will be able take advantage of the dedicated quiet spaces to enable you to study and relax without distraction.

Libraries Each of our campuses has excellent library facilities, which provide you with an extensive collection of printed and digital resources to enhance and complement your learning experience. Internet access, quiet study areas and well-stocked careers libraries are also available at each campus.

Information technology suites Access to current technology is vital to enhance your learning experience. Our technology suites will provide you with internet access, laser printers, scanners and video conferencing facilities.

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Engineering workshops The workshops at our modern campus at Corby offer fully-equipped computer suites for 3D modelling activities and 3D printers, which are suitable for a variety of applications from prototypes to customised tools. Our bespoke facilities ensure that you will have the best possible working environment to practice and develop your skills for working in the engineering industry.

Creative Arts & Media Facilities Our impressive buildings include a graphic design Mac suite, photography suites, art rooms, fashion and textile workshops, soundproofed music booths, dance studios and theatre.

Car parking There is ample free parking at all of Tresham College’s campuses.

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College life Coffee shops Our Kettering and Corby campuses include high street coffee shop brands on site, offering all of your favourite treats and snacks to help you get through your day of study!

Sports facilities Our extensive sports facilities include 3G and 4G AstroTurf pitches, fully equipped fitness suites, sport laboratory, outdoor games area and a four court sports hall. At our Kettering campus we also have a sports therapy clinic.

Tresham Studios Our industry-standard hair and beauty salons at the Kettering and Corby campuses offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complementary treatments at discounted prices for you. Daytime and evening appointments are available throughout term-time.

“The support at College is much better as classes are smaller so you get more one-to-one time.� Amy Ford - Fashion & Textiles HND

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Funding What’s available?

Loans and financial support for Access to Higher Education and Art & Design Foundation BTEC Diploma (Pre-Degree) courses Level 3 • If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification, your course will be free for you to study. • If you are aged 19-23 and already hold a Level 3 qualification such as A-Levels or a BTEC Diploma, or are aged over 24 you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees (see details below). • If you are receiving a loan for an Access course and go on to complete an undergraduate qualification, any remaining balance from your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off when you graduate. Loans/Grant

Applicable Courses

Advanced Access, Art & Learner Loan Design Foundation (Available for Diploma Students age 19 and over)

Available to Available to full-time students part-time students Further details Yes - From £300 up to the cost of tuition

Yes - From £300 up to the cost of tuition

A low-interest, repayable loan to pay for tuition fees. The amount is paid directly to The Bedford College Group on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan from April 2021, after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £21,000 per year. If you go on to complete a higher education qualification after your course, any outstanding loan amount will be written off. If you don’t complete your course you will be required to repay the loan amount relative to your attendance. When you stop attending, payments will stop and you’ll only be liable to repay the amount (including any interest accrued) that’s already been paid to the College. Visit www.gov.uk for more information.

Please note, this information relates to Student Finance England, a loan provider separate to The Bedford College Group and does not represent the Group’s fees policy.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

Access, Art & Design Foundation Diploma

Yes

Yes

A non-repayable bursary which may be available if your household income is £28,000 or less (this figure may be subject to change) and you have taken out an Advanced Learner Loan (see above). This bursary is designed to provide financial support towards costs such as childcare or travel associated with your Art & Design Foundation Diploma or your Access course. You must have taken out the loan in order to qualify for the bursary.

Adult Support Fund

Art & Design Foundation Diploma, Access

Yes

Yes

If aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification a non-repayable bursary may be available if your household income is less than £28,000 (this figure may be subject to change). This bursary is designed to help with courserelated costs associated with your Art & Design Foundation Diploma or your Access course, such as travel, fees or equipment.

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Loans and financial support for undergraduate courses Level 4 and above Loans/Grant

Applicable Courses

Available to full-time students

Tuition Fee Loan

BA/BSc (Hons) Top- Yes - Up to Up (apply through £9,250 per year the University of Bedfordshire or the University of Northampton), HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE

Maintenance Loan

Full-time HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE, BA/ BSc, Top-Ups

Childcare Grant

Available to Further details part-time students Yes - Up to £6,935 per year. Part-time students must complete a minimum of 25% of the full-time course content each year.

A low-interest, repayable government loan from Student Finance England to pay for the tuition fees of your undergraduate course. The amount is paid directly to The Bedford College Group on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £25,000 per year. Visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for more details.

Yes • Living at home (up to £7,529) • Living away from home (up to £8,944 per year)

Yes For more information visit: www.gov.uk/ student-finance/ parttime-students

A low-interest, repayable loan to pay towards your living costs such as rent – the amount is paid to your personal bank account through instalments across the duration of your course. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £25,000 per year.

Full-time HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE, BA/BSc, Top-Ups

Yes (up to 85% of your weekly costs) • Up to £169.31 a week for one child • Up to £290.27 a week for two or more children

No

This grant helps with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs. You do not have to pay this money back and you must be eligible for student finance to apply. Visit www.gov.uk/childcare-grant for more information.

Adult Dependent Grant

Full-time HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE, BA/BSc, Top-Ups

Yes • Up to £3,007 per year depending on household income

No

This grant is for students with an adult who depends on them financially. The money is paid in three termly instalments direct into your bank account and you do not have to pay this money back. Visit www.gov.uk/adult-dependants-grant for information.

Parents’ Learning Allowance

Full-time HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE, BA/BSc, Top-Ups

Yes - Up to £1,716 a year depending on household income

No

Help with course-related costs if you have children who depend on you. You can apply for Parents’ Learning Allowance even if you choose not to apply for a Childcare Grant. You can get up to £1,716 a year dependent on other income sources. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps

Disabled Students’ Allowance

HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE, BA/BSc Top-Ups

Yes

Yes

You can apply if you have a disability, including a: longterm health condition; mental health condition; specific learning difficulty, eg dyslexia. You must meet the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps

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Please note, you will generally only get student finance for your first undergraduate qualification. If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we offer an affordable direct debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees. Terms apply, please contact us for further information about paying by instalments or any of the options listed above. Please note: The information on fees and loans is correct at the time of printing (September 2019) and is based on the academic year 2019/20, this may be subject to change for the 2020/21 academic year. The information applies only to students from England. If you are from Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland or anywhere else in the EU, please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for further details.

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Student support

We pride ourselves on our extensive range of student support services. Whichever course you choose to study, we are here to help you make the most of your time studying with us. Award-winning support

Equal opportunities for all

Additional support

At The Bedford College Group, we want you to make the most of your journey with us – which is why we’re dedicated to providing you with the best advice and information. Our Enquiries & Admissions and Student Services teams are proud to hold the Matrix quality standard, awarded in recognition of the professionalism and quality of our support and guidance.

We are fully committed to providing equality of opportunity for all of our staff and students. We believe that the unique experiences, abilities and background of each individual adds to the overall learning experience, and we work hard to provide a friendly and supportive environment to help everyone achieve their full potential.

Additional support is available to students who receive the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). Our dedicated team can provide support and guidance when applying for DSA and once funding is confirmed we will work with you to arrange the support you need. No matter what your individual learning needs may be, we aim to ensure that The Bedford College Group undergraduate experience is accessible to you.

Careers advice

Wellbeing How you feel can have a huge impact on how you work. We don’t want your personal wellbeing to get in the way of achieving success. So should you ever need to talk to someone confidentially about issues in your private or College life we have a dedicated counselling service where our trained staff are ready to help.

Financial guidance With a constantly changing world of fees and funding rules for undergraduates, we know it can be difficult to understand exactly what financial support is available to you and how to access it. Thankfully we are on hand to provide help and advice. For more detailed information on undergraduate funding refer to pages 18-20.

Our focus is the same as yours – firmly on your career. From help with applications to information on your work and study options, our expert careers advisers are available from before you join us, right up until the end of your journey here, providing the impartial guidance you need to make the right choices. Access FREE careers advice today at www.bedford.ac.uk/careers or www.tresham.ac.uk/student-support

Small class sizes Thanks to small class sizes, you will benefit from more personal time with tutors.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) You will have access to a VLE, enabling you to access course information, study notes and assignments online. These resources ensure that you can work, wherever and whenever suits you.

Student voice Your views matter, so at The Bedford College Group we make sure they’re heard. Whether it’s becoming a student governor, student course representative or taking part in student voice groups, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with student life.

Students’ Union The Bedford College Group Students’ Union at is run by students for students ensuring your views are heard. Student events are held too, both educational and social, keeping you up to speed on national student issues. If you’re enrolled on a course that’s accredited by the University of Bedfordshire you’ll also have access to the Beds Students’ Union (Beds SU). Visit www.bedssu.co.uk to find out more. If your course is accredited by the University of Northampton you will automatically be part of their Students’ Union. To find out more visit www.northamptonunion.com

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How to apply

Found your perfect course? Just follow these simple steps to apply... Stage One: Submit your application online The application process to apply for our courses is different depending upon which type of course you are applying for and whether you want to study full-time or part-time. Don’t worry - you can find full information against the course details on our website or in this guide. Full-time courses – HNC, HND and Foundation Degrees You will need to submit an application for our full-time courses through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Detailed information about how and when to apply can be found at www.ucas.com. We can take applications received through the UCAS scheme up to 15 January 2020 if there are still vacancies on your course but we do advise you to apply earlier. For some courses you will need to apply directly to the University of Bedfordshire or the University of Northampton using their UCAS institution codes. You can find this information on the individual course pages. Full-time courses – BA and BSc (Hons) degrees including top ups from HND These courses require you to apply directly to either the University of Bedfordshire or the University of Northampton. Please go to the relevant course webpage and follow the instructions to apply online.

Part time courses If you would like to study a part-time HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, a teaching qualification, Access to Higher Education course or the Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma then you will need to apply directory to the College. You can find the links to apply on either www.bedford.ac.uk/courses, www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/courses or www.tresham.ac.uk/courses

Stage Three: Receiving an offer

Stage Two: Selection process

At this stage you will also receive a precontract information sheet which will include additional information about the course you will study such as contact hours for teaching, course costs, assessment methods and the units you will study on the course.

For the majority of our courses you will be offered a place based on meeting the entry qualifications for your course. However, for some courses you’ll need to attend an interview with one of our tutors to ensure that the course you’ve chosen is right for you. If you are a mature applicant without the necessary entry requirements for your course but you have relevant work experience we will ask you to come into College to discuss your application, answer any questions that you may have and check which level you should be starting at. All students applying for an Art & Design, Performing Arts or Teacher Education course will also be required to attend a guidance interview and/or assessment. You may be asked to bring a portfolio of your work (Art & Design) or give an audition (Performing Arts & Music) as part of the interview. Full details of the format of your interview will be included as part of the invitation.

You should receive a formal offer of a place on a course within one week of receiving your application or within one week of the interview (if applicable). Offers will be made either through UCAS (full-time courses) or through the College’s online application portal. Offers may be conditional on you meeting certain conditions, usually qualifications that you may need to pass or specific grades.

Stage 4: Attend an Offer Holder Event If you have been offered a place on a course you will be invited to attend an Offer Holder Event in June where you can experience what it is like to study at the College, meet staff, see our facilities and find out about bursaries and support available.

Most interviews take place within four weeks of receiving your application.

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Stage 5: Enrolling onto your course If you are applying for a full-time course you will be asked to come into the College to complete your enrolment in September. Part-time applicants can enrol onto their course at any time from May onwards, either over the telephone or in person. At enrolment you will be asked to pay for your course if you are paying for the course yourself, or provide evidence of your student loan or commitment from your employer.

Stage 6: Starting your course You will receive details of your course timetable at enrolment however term typically starts in the middle of September.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

As part of our initial advice and guidance, interview and enrolment procedures, we will take into account the experience and knowledge you have gained from outside the formal education and training system. Consequently, we are open to accepting a wide range of evidence sources for RPL provided that the following applies. Any evidence provided should be: • Sufficient – to demonstrate competence • Current – how recent the experience is can be a factor in its relevance • Authentic – some evidence may require endorsement from third parties • Relevant – the requirements of a particular qualification will act as a determining factor in identifying a suitable evidence base. For more information call us on: 01234 291000 for Bedford College and Shuttleworth College courses or 01536 413123 for Tresham College courses.

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Qualifications guide Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree)

BTEC Higher National Certificates/ Diplomas (HNCs/HNDs)

WHAT IS IT? This course is designed to prepare students wishing to enter undergraduate programmes within the field of Art & Design. It’s a widely recognised pathway that aims to give you further knowledge of a range of disciplines so that you can then choose where to specialise. The course is often required by many colleges and universities for entry on to Art & Designrelated undergraduate courses.

WHAT ARE THEY? These undergraduate qualifications focus on industry skills and are valued by employers as an alternative to university. HNCs and HNDs are mainly assessed through assignments, projects and practical tasks that you complete throughout the course – not usually through exams. They’re designed to lead straight to a career in industry or on to further study at degree-level.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? The Art & Design Foundation Diploma takes one year to complete. Find out more about this course on page 38.

HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE? HNCs take between one and two years to complete depending on the study route you choose, and are generally equivalent to the first year of a full honours degree at university. You can continue your studies at The Bedford College Group by moving on to the HND qualification after your HNC. HNDs represent the next level of study up from HNCs, taking an additional one to two years to complete, depending on the study route you choose. They are generally equivalent to the second year of university and you can ‘top-up’ your HND with a further one or two years of study to convert it to a full honours degree. Alternatively, a HND is a standalone, recognised qualification that prepares you to progress directly into employment.

Access to Higher Education courses WHAT ARE THEY? These courses are designed to provide a route to degree-level study if you don’t have the right qualifications or experience to start a degree. Access courses aim to introduce you to a subject area, develop your study skills and build your confidence and ability with undergraduate study. Access courses are recognised by universities across the UK and allow entry on to undergraduate programmes at The Bedford College Group and beyond. HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE? Our Access to Higher Education courses typically take one year to complete. However, our part-time Access courses take two years to complete. Find out more on pages 26 and 27.

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Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc) WHAT ARE THEY? Foundation Degrees are undergraduate qualifications that have been developed with employers to advance your skills in a specific industry sector. They are assessed through project work, reports, exams, practical work and presentations. HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE? A Foundation Degree takes two to four years to complete depending on the study route you choose. It is equivalent to the first two years of a full honours degree and, just like HNDs, you will have the option to ‘top-up’ your Foundation Degree and convert it into a full honours degree through an additional year of study.

BA and BSc ‘top-ups’ (Top-up from HND or Foundation Degree) WHAT ARE THEY? Run in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire or the University of Northampton, these courses enable those who have graduated with a HND or Foundation Degree in some subject areas to ‘top-up’ and achieve a degree qualification without the need to take a full three or four year degree programme. HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE? BA and BSc ‘top-ups’ take one or two years to complete depending on whether you study on a full-time or part-time basis respectively.

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Teaching qualifications WHAT ARE THEY? We offer Certificate of Education (Cert Ed) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualifications that are designed to build your teaching skills if you’re looking to begin or develop your career within post-compulsory education. We also offer University Certificates in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) across a range of teaching skill areas, which may be taken as building blocks towards a full Bachelor’s degree qualification. HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE? Our Cert Ed and PGCE courses take one to two years to complete depending on the study route you choose. Each of our CPD University Certificates is offered on a part-time basis via classroom learning, distance learning or through a combination of both, and take one year to complete. Find out more about our teaching courses from page 104.

Our Courses

Discover the course that’s right for you... Access to Higher Education

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Agriculture

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Animal Sciences

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Art & Design

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Business

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Care & Childcare

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Computing

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Construction & Building Services

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Engineering

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Performance, Music Technology & Media

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Psychology & Crime

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Science

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Sport

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Teacher Education Travel & Tourism

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Access to Higher Education Want to study at degree level but don’t have the qualifications you need?

Access to Higher Education courses are a great way to gain the qualifications that you need to study at undergraduate level. Our flexible study options mean that you can balance your study with your work and family commitments.

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

These courses provide a recognised route into undergraduate or higher level courses if you don’t have the necessary qualifications or experience to start a course. Access courses aim to build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to progress on to undergraduate programmes in the subject area you’re interested in.

On successful completion you can progress on to a degree-level course or further qualifications in your chosen specialist area.

We offer Access courses at Bedford College, Shuttleworth College and Tresham College’s Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough campuses. Visit our websites for more information on where you can study your chosen pathway. At Bedford College and Tresham College we also offer the Level 2 Preparation for Access course. This one year course is designed for those who do not yet have the entry criteria for the Level 3 Access course. It is suited to adults who have been out of education for some time and who need to re-learn how to study at a higher level before progressing on to the intensive Access programme.

AREAS OF STUDY Depending on your chosen specialist subject, you will study subject specific units plus the following core units: essay writing and communication skills; mathematics; research skills and study skills. You will also undertake an independent research project and tutorial. These units are the core subjects of study for all pathways.

We have close links with local universities including the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Northampton. We liaise with them directly about the entry criteria for applicants and the interview process.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Access courses are aimed at mature students (19+) who do not have the standard qualifications to study at degree level. GCSE English and maths grade C/grade 4 is desirable at most universities; however, we may consider candidates without these qualifications. This may depend on an English and maths entry test, where you will need to demonstrate English and maths skills at Level 2, in addition to interviewing successfully. Most universities require GCSE English and maths. You will need to research the entry criteria to your chosen universities. You may also be able to study either GCSE English or maths as an extra qualification. The entry criteria may be different for some pathways. Check online for individual course requirements.

Loans to help pay for your Access course

If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification, your course will be free for you to study. If you are Our experienced staff have been teaching aged 19-23 and already hold a Level 3 Access and developing the programme qualification, such as A-Levels or a BTEC over a number of years. We offer a strong Diploma, or if you are aged 24 or over, you pastoral support system to ensure that can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to your return to education is made as cover your tuition fees. If you then go on smooth as possible through an allocated to complete a undergraduate qualification Personal Achievement Tutor. You will also after your Access course, any remaining be taught by subject specialist staff with balance from your Advanced Learner Loan industry experience. will be written off when you graduate. Undergraduate Prospectus 2020-21 | www.bedford.ac.uk | www.shuttleworth.ac.uk | www.tresham.ac.uk

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UNIVERSITY OPTIONS


Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College, Shuttleworth College and Tresham College Level: 3 Course length: Full-time: one year Part-time: two years Study time: 12-15 hours per week over three days (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours) How to apply: Apply for these courses on our website www.bedford.ac.uk/access or www.tresham.ac.uk /access

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT Based at: Shuttleworth College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £5,197

BUSINESS STUDIES Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,022 Based at: Tresham College Kettering Campus & Online Mode of study: Blended Cost: £3,022

COMBINED SCIENCES Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,384

COMPUTING

MUSIC

Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,928

Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £4,835

ENGINEERING

MEDIA PRODUCTION

Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,928

Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £4,835

HEALTH PROFESSIONS*

NURSING & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS (INCLUDING MIDWIFERY)

Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus & Online Mode of study: Blended Cost: £3,384

HEALTH PROFESSIONS & ALLIED SCIENCES* Based at: Tresham College, Corby Campus Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,384 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Cost: £3,384

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE Based at: Tresham College, Corby Campus Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,022 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus (& Online for Blended) Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,022 Mode of study: Part-time Cost: £3,022 Mode of study: Blended Cost: £3,022 Based at: Tresham College, Wellingborough Campus Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,022

Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,384

PSYCHOLOGY Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,022

SOCIAL SCIENCE Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,022

TEACHING* Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,022

TEACHER EDUCATION* Based at: Bedford College Mode of study: Full-time Cost: £3,384

For more information visit www.bedford.ac.uk/access or www.tresham.ac.uk/access

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Jessica’s Story ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION: HEALTH PROFESSIONS

I’d been out of education for nine years before starting this course at Tresham College. I currently work in administration but I want to get into mental health nursing, so this is the first step towards getting the qualifications I need. Once I have the Access qualification I am planning to go to the University of Northampton to study Mental Health Nursing. I’ve really enjoyed the psychology side of the course because it is the most relevant aspect for me and my career plans, and I enjoy learning about the brain. My tutors have been very supportive. Getting back into education was a bit of a shock at first, but it’s surprising how quickly everything comes back to you.

“The Access course is perfect for a mature student working full-time because there is the flexibility to study in your own time and fit the work around you. ”

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Agriculture COURSES Your path to a full degree LEVEL

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Start date: September 2020 Based at: Shuttleworth College Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 2 years Part-time: 4 years Study time: Full-time: 3 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 Part-time: £1,541 per 30 credit unit. Students typically study two 30 credit units per year. Both have an additional cost of £90 for safety equipment (compulsory) and £750 for trips (optional) How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: D400 Part-time: apply on our website www.shuttleworth.ac.uk

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course will provide you with high-quality, advanced skills and knowledge in sustainable crop production, livestock and land management. You will gain practical skills on our College farm combined with advanced scientific, technical and business enterprise skills which are key components of the course. You will also gain valuable industry experience through work related activity.

Progression for successful students will lead to a final year of study to gain a Bachelor of Science Degree. The qualification will provide you with access into employment in the industry or further progression to other Undergraduate institutes.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points including a science OR

AREAS OF STUDY Units you can study include: business development in agriculture and land management; scientific methods for agricultural management; sustainable crop production; livestock husbandry, health and welfare; sustainable land management; business enterprise in the agricultural sector; agricultural science and biotechnology; investigating sustainable agriculture.

STAFF EXPERTISE Staff are qualified and experienced in a wide range of agricultural related settings.

INDUSTRY LINKS We organise regular trips to a range of arable and livestock facilities, food production organisations and diverse business enterprises, as well as study tours in the UK and Europe to investigate wider agricultural practice. You will have the opportunity to take additional industry recognised qualifications in first aid, the safe use of pesticides and forklift handling, although additional registration fees may apply for these.

• An Advanced Level 3 qualification in any of the following subjects: Agriculture, Countryside, Fish Management, Horticulture, Animal Management, Modern Advanced Apprenticeship, OR Access to HE qualification with good references OR • An equivalent Level 3 qualification AND • Applicants should hold a GCSE in English, maths & science at grade 4/grade C or above We also welcome applications from mature students who will be invited in for an interview and considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed through reports, course work, group work and presentations, as well as practical assessments and final exams set in the first and second year for four of the units.

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LEVEL

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Shuttleworth College Level: 6 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £9,250 Part-time: £4,625 This course has an additional cost of £90 for safety equipment (compulsory) and £750 for trips (optional) How to apply: Applications should be made to the University of Bedfordshire (institution code B22) using course code D400 www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/ undergraduate/next-year/agriculture

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Please note that prices are based on the academic year 2019/20 and subject to change. Please refer to our website for up-to-date fee information.

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

This is a route to an Agriculture Honours Degree. It is aimed at those who already possess a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in Agriculture or a related area. The course offers a scientific approach to the management of agricultural land and livestock with a strong focus on how we can help establish global food security. It fosters the use of scientific inquiry and research principles to solve problems faced in a vocational context. Practical use of farm and laboratory resources will be integral to the delivery of learning, with study trips to external agents providing enhanced learning opportunities.

We have established links with agricultural and research enterprises, national and international companies and specialists who provide a wide range of opportunities for you. Regular visits by industry experts, industry placements and trips are essential parts of this qualification.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: an agricultural science research project; environment and climate change; animal physiology; and disease and food security.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our staff hold a wide range of qualifications including post-graduate and doctorate level expertise. Staff continually keep up to date and engaged in the Agriculture, Scientific and Business sectors to ensure that theoretical principles can be applied to their practical applications.

FUTURE OPTIONS The course can lead to careers in arable management, crop and livestock research, land management and conservation, and scientific research into animal health and nutrition. Graduates can progress on to further post-graduate education, for example a Master of Science Degree. Shuttleworth College has excellent contacts with employers and associations in the Agriculture and Food Production industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification in Agriculture.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed through reports, course work, group work and presentations, as well as practical assessments and final exams.

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AGRICULTURE BSc (TOP-UP FROM FdSc)

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Catherine’s Story AGRICULTURE FdSc

After a career break from the Community Support sector to raise a family, I wanted to be part of something I felt passionate about. Baffled by why emerging technologies weren’t more readily applied in agriculture to guarantee future food security, I decided on a career in agri-tech. Having a family and no prior agriculture experience meant I needed a local course provider with accessible staff to guide me through. The course has reignited my interest in science, which is pivotal to innovation development. Although technologies allow for crops to be grown out of season using protected cropping, science is needed to improve the quality and taste of these products. With the threat of fresh produce increasing in price due to the unstable political climate, I see an opportunity to perfect these sustainable practices here in the UK. This is also relevant globally as unpredictable weather and soaring temperatures are compromising crop yields in even warmer climates. After the Foundation Degree I plan on completing a top-up year to improve my competency in scientific research skills. The future dream is to run a mixed farming enterprise incorporating aquaponics, alongside research into creating cultivars of tropical dwarf fruit trees that can be grown in the UK. The science exists, so why not! Getting back into education as a mature student can be quite tough especially with a family. Time management is crucial when trying to juggle expectations of family with assignment deadlines. “Sometimes it’s a struggle, but that’s okay because I know support at Shuttleworth is there to help me, not only achieve, but be a competitive candidate when I graduate. It’s definitely a big commitment but 100% worth it!”

“Shuttleworth was the perfect fit. The small groups and hands-on approach by the lecturers means I am able to adapt my learning towards the direction I need, in order to realise my goals.”

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Animal Sciences COURSES Your path to a full degree LEVEL

 nimal Science BSc A (Top-Up from FdSc)

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc)

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COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS On successful completion of this course you can progress on to our top-up course to achieve an Animal Science BSc (Hons) Degree (see page 35). You could also progress to employment in a relevant field: recent graduates have obtained employment at zoos and animal parks, in animal and medical research, in administration and in the teaching of animal related subjects.

Duration: Full-time: 2 years Part-time: 4 years

This course will provide you with high quality, broad-based training in animal related biological sciences. You’ll study a mixture of practical, scientific, technical and business principles to prepare you for a career in animal management and give you a thorough understanding of the field. The brand new Shuttleworth Zoological centre is a first of its kind within the state education system to accommodate a biosphere. A wide variety of species of taxa from Avian, Amphibia, Reptilian and Mammalian are housed in naturalistic enclosures enhancing student experience.

Study time: Full-time: 3 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week

AREAS OF STUDY

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Shuttleworth College Level: 5

Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 Part-time: £1,541 per 30 credit unit. Students typically study two 30 credit units per year. Both have an additional cost of £40 for safety equipment (compulsory) and £750 for trips (optional) How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: DN32 Part-time: apply on our website www.shuttleworth.ac.uk

Units you can study on the course will include: animal health and behaviour; animal husbandry; animals - their environment, management and sustainability; business and the animal industry experience; business enterprise in the animal sector; investigating animals and their welfare; physiology and biochemistry; scientific methods for animal management.

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• 32–48 UCAS tariff points including a relevant science area OR • Animal Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification including A-Levels AND • Applications should hold a GCSE in English, maths & science at grade 4/grade C or above We welcome applications from mature students who will be invited in for an interview and considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

STAFF EXPERTISE Staff are qualified and experienced in a wide range of animal related settings. They blend theoretical principles with practical applications to embed your understanding.

Assessments include computer-based exercises, presentations, class exercises, examinations, practical reports and practical skills assessments.

Find out more online at www.shuttleworth.ac.uk

INDUSTRY LINKS Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We have regular visits from guest speakers and current practitioners, and you will have the chance to visit a number of animal collections during your course. Recent visits include the animal collections at Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Safari Park. Study tours have included Berger Zoo in Holland and visits to animal collections in Barcelona.

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Start date: September 2020 Based at: Shuttleworth College Level: 6 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £9,250 Part-time: £4,625 This course has an additional cost of £750 for trips (optional) How to apply: Applications should be made to the University of Bedfordshire (institution code B22) using course codes: Full-time: B1286 Part-time: B1287 www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/ undergraduate/next-year/animal-science

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Please note that prices are based on the academic year 2019/20 and subject to change. Please refer to our website for up-to-date fee information.

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This is a route to an Animal Science Honours Degree. It is aimed at those who already possess a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in Animal Management or a related area. The course offers a scientific approach to the management of animals. It fosters the use of scientific inquiry and business principles to solve problems faced in a vocational context. Practical use of animal and laboratory resources will be integral to the delivery of learning, with study trips to external agents providing enhanced learning opportunities.

The course can lead to careers in animal care, conservation and scientific research into animal health and nutrition. Shuttleworth College has excellent animal management facilities and animal collections, as well as contacts with local zoos and safari parks, which provide a great opportunity for practical research.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: managing animal collections; scientific theory of animals; interaction of animals and environment; animal physiology and disease; environment and climate change; research project.

STAFF EXPERTISE Staff have experience and knowledge in the management of animal collections and a range of biological and animal sciences, such as animal ecology and physiology. Project supervisors are experienced in leading students through the process of conducting independent research.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification in Animal Science.

ASSESSMENT METHODS The course uses a range of assessment types, such as critical essays, laboratory reports, consultancy-style reports and closed-book exams. The research project will enable you to undertake a piece of independent research, supervised by a member of staff. This will allow you to engage deeply with your chosen topic area and will equip you with skills for investigating an animal-related research question, independently gathering and analysing data and communicating the findings effectively with a range of audiences. Past student projects have been undertaken in areas such as the importance of enrichment for captive animals, the effects of environmental microplastics on aquatic animals, factors affecting re-homing of domestic cats and the use of urban ecosystems by wild birds.

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ANIMAL SCIENCE BSc (TOP-UP FROM FdSc)

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Kimberlee’s Story ANIMAL MANAGEMENT FdSc

I had previously studied at Shuttleworth College on the Level 3 Animal Management course. I’ve always loved animals and had my own pets. Shuttleworth had really good reviews, so it was an obvious choice after finishing school. At the end of the course I took a gap year and worked at Pets at Home, where I’m still employed parttime. While it’s good to be working in the industry, I always had a feeling I wanted to go back and study for further qualifications and gain more experience. I didn’t even consider university because I knew the tutors at Shuttleworth and how everything worked here. I knew studying the Foundation Degree would help me on my way to a career change and I’m also considering topping up to the full BSc degree at the end of the course. The course is mostly theory based and I am really enjoying the health and biological elements. I find this aspect of animal management really interesting and I am now looking into getting into breeding and conservation work once I graduate. There is a big difference between Level 3 and undergraduate study, particularly with the assignments in terms of word counts and referencing. We have, however, had lessons to run through everything that is expected of us working at this level. We also have regular meetings and one-to-ones with our tutors, which are very helpful.

“The atmosphere feels a lot more mature at College as an undergraduate student. We have a dedicated study space in the library and there are plenty of computers and undergraduate resources available.”

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Art & Design COURSES

Your path to a full degree LEVEL

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 A (HONS) TOP-UPS B • Fashion • Graphic Communication • Photography • Textiles for Fashion  ND COURSES H • Arts Practice • Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) • Fashion • Graphic Design • Interior Design • Photography • Product Design • Textiles  NC COURSES H • 3D Design • Arts Practice • Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) • Fashion & Textiles • Graphic Design • Photography  RE-DEGREE COURSE P • Art & Design Foundation Diploma

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ART & DESIGN FOUNDATION DIPLOMA (PRE-DEGREE) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 3 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: Full-time: 3-4 days per week (subject to change) Course fee: 16-18 years: no fee 19-23 years: £4,170 (However, no fee if this is your first full level 3) 24+ years: £4,170 How to apply: Apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

Help with the cost of your course… If you’re aged 19 or over an Advanced Learner Loan is available to pay for your Art & Design Foundation Diploma tuition fee. You will have any outstanding debt written off if you go on to complete a undergraduate qualification. You may also be eligible for a bursary that could provide even more financial support to help make your course affordable. See page 18 for more information.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course will enable you to explore and experiment with a wide range of concepts, ideas and materials and give you the opportunity to focus on your chosen specialist area to build up your portfolio. It’s designed to develop your individuality and creativity, helping you to gain a place at art and design schools, colleges and universities across the country by providing a full understanding of the application of art and design in academic study and the creative industries.

• 5 GCSEs A*- 9-4/A*-C including maths and English at grade 4/grade C or above; AND

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: animation; applied design; fashion and textiles; fine art; graphic design; photography.

STAFF EXPERTISE Staff who teach on the course are subject specialists and many hold post-graduate degrees. They all engage in their own work, ensuring you gain the latest industry knowledge through their expertise and contacts.

INDUSTRY LINKS You will have opportunities to complete relevant work-related activity. You have recently gained experience with Eat With Your Eyes, brand and marketing company, and visited One, a strategic communication design agency.

• Art & Design A-Level or Level 3 Extended Diploma Entry is also subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to display a portfolio of your existing work. This course is highly recommended if you have completed A-Levels (or a Level 3 equivalent qualification) and want to progress on to an undergraduate course in an art & design subject at university or college. We welcome applications from mature students, who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS A range of teaching methods are used, including lectures, visits, field courses and studio-based teaching. You will be assessed throughout the course, with assessment feedback at each stage of the course and at the final stage grade.

Please note that prices are based on the academic year 2019/20 and subject to change. Please refer to our website for up-to-date fee information.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

FUTURE OPTIONS On successful completion you could progress on to one of our undergraduate courses in a range of art and design disciplines or go on to an art and design related degree at university.

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3D DESIGN BTEC HNC Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 4 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. This course has an additional cost of £150 for studio resources. Trips and visits will incur extra cost.

How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: 192W Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

This creative qualification is designed to introduce you to contemporary 3-dimensional (3D) design. The course focuses on interior design and product design. During the course you will have the opportunity to develop methodologies for idea generation and strategies for contemporary making. You will be exposed to new materials employed within the 3D design field like jesmonite. In addition you will engage in contextual understanding of European design and 3D design from various cultures.

We have strong links with industry and regularly invite in guest lecturers to deliver hands on workshops such as Katie Gillies, a professional in jesmonite homeware and furniture surfaces. Jade Hibbert delivers silversmithing and Arthur Mansell is a leading expert in mould making. We have visits to John Lewis headquarters for an insight into product photography. Students have also collaborated with renowned designer Max McMurdo.

The course is supported by workshops delivered by guest lecturers and cultural visits abroad to Europe and American cities. In addition, we visit/show at several design exhibitions and international design events, such as New Designers in London.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will study the following compulsory units: professional development, contextual studies and techniques and processes. In addition, you will also study a selection from a range of specialist units, including: lighting design; digital image creation and development; furniture design; interior design; jewellery, accessories and body adornment; product design; professional studies; properties of 3D materials; specialist 3D technology and processes. Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/art

STAFF EXPERTISE Our staff have degrees in 3D Design and work in industry as professional freelance designers. This ensures you gain up-to-date 3D specialist knowledge and have a chance to develop a network through their contacts with relevant local organisations.

FUTURE OPTIONS On successful completion you will have the option to progress onto our Product Design HND or Interior Design HND. On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points with some art, design and media element OR • Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

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Suraj’s Story 3D DESIGN HNC

I’m a very creative person but was never made aware of HNCs at school. Everything was about university, so when I finished my A-Levels I went to uni to study Marketing & Advertising. The lecture groups were so big I had to sit on the stairs in my first lecture and we only got one-to-one time with our tutor around three times a year. I left after the first year and took a year out to explore my options. The subject tutors met with me to make sure the course would be suitable and then I started in the autumn. I met with a Careers Advisor and then applied for the HNC.

“So many people go to university just because they are not aware of the other options out there; I’ve had a few friends at uni say they wish they were doing this instead!” College is a lot more inclusive and you get more time with your tutors who are very positive and will never say no to helping you. The facilities are also easier to access when you need them and you can go to other departments for help, such as the Photography students who photograph my work for my portfolio. I’m mostly enjoying the practical work and the amount of teaching time that we get. We do lots of group critiques on each other’s work and have live briefs to work on. A recent one came from a London designer who wanted designs for an iPhone docking station. It had to be aesthetically pleasing for the home, but other than that we could choose suitable materials to work with. We’ve had industry specialists come in and talk to us and have visited local designer Max McMurdo’s studio, as well as Jesmonite who are a producer and retailer of an innovative material that has made a huge impression on recent design trends and industries. One of our units covered the different jobs available in the industry and I was like a kid in a candy shop! I want to try a few things out when I leave College and perhaps eventually get a job designing prototypes.

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4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 4/5

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year.

HND

Duration: Full-time: 1 years Part-time: 1-2 years (depending on prior learning) Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. These courses have an additional cost of £150 for studio resources. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 HNC Code: PAS3, HND Code: F483 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course will enable you to develop 2D and 3D digital skills for concept art, character animation and interface design. You will work in a purpose built studio equipped with industry standard software tools including Adobe Animate, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya and Maxon Cinema 4D, Unity and Unreal 4.

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you can move directly into employment within the 3D modelling or animation industry, or alternatively top-up your qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree with further study at university.

AREAS OF STUDY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The HNC will give you the opportunity to explore digital art, animation, 3D modelling and an introduction to the process of designing assets for games, from concept to visual demonstration.

• 32-48 UCAS points with some art, design and media element OR

The HND will enable you to work with greater independence and autonomy. The Professional Practice and a knowledge of the industry will be a key feature of the HND. The course is supported by a series of technical and creative workshops. There is an opportunity for optional cultural visits abroad to destinations such as Berlin and Amsterdam.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our staff have extensive industry knowledge and contacts through their freelance work in a range of fields.

INDUSTRY LINKS You will gain experience of live project briefs and work individually or in teams with one of our linked employers, such as games or animation companies.

• Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification. You will need to have successfully completed the HNC course to be able to progress onto the HND. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS As part of this course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in wellequipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

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CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (VISUAL EFFECTS ) BTEC HNC/HND


Alistair’s Story ART PRACTICE HNC

I started out at College on the Level 3 Animation course and found that I really enjoyed the Illustration side. At the higher levels of animation there is not so much illustration included, but I knew I needed to study an undergraduate course in order to achieve more UCAS points. The HNC in Art Practice gives me the points I need to apply for university, but also allows me to carry on developing my illustration skills. I’ve never really been a fan of writing and I’m not very good at it, so I’m really enjoying the creative side of the course. I’ve learnt new and exciting medias to work with, such as printing, which gives me a new platform to work with and create my art. It’s been a busy time developing a portfolio and applying to university alongside the course, but I have had the full support of my tutors to help balance everything and make the process of applying to university easier.

“This course has enabled me to develop my art skills in an environment where I have everything I need. We have access to the various art facilities and departments from fashion and printmaking, to animation studios and filming; the list goes on.”

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4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 4/5

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year.

HND (top-up from Arts Practice HNC):

Duration Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 1-2 years based on prior learning. Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. These courses have an additional cost of £150 for studio resources. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Course Code: AD02 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course is designed to allow you to explore your artistic practice through a broad diagnostic introduction to contemporary art. You will develop methodologies for idea generation within an art context. The course will also introduce you to the philosophy and sociology of art. Art theory and contextual studies are delivered alongside your practical art work. An emphasis is put on professional practice through live projects and by enabling you to submit work to national art competitions, for example the Jerwood Drawing Prize.

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will study the following units: contextual and cultural referencing; ideas generation; professional practice; project design and implementation and visual communication. In addition, you will also study a selection from a range of specialist units, including: digital image creation and development; drawing; painting; printmaking; sculpture; site specific artwork; professional development, contextual studies, individual project, techniques and process, media practice and material practice.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our staff hold Masters degrees in Fine Art and maintain their studio work, regularly exhibiting as professional artists.

INDUSTRY LINKS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points with some art, design and media element OR • Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS As part of this course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

We have a vibrant programme of guest lecturers throughout the year to enrich your learning. Just some of our recent speakers include artists Paul Pibworth, Chris Dobrowolski, Andy Holden, Jess Wilson and Alex Chinneck, and designer Max McMurdo. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in Bedford Creative Arts projects and visit relevant exhibitions during your course.

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ARTS PRACTICE BTEC HNC/HND


LEVEL

4

FASHION & TEXTILES BTEC HNC Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 4 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. This course has an additional cost of £150 for studio resources. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Bedford College Code: 232W / Tresham College Code: FT01 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW This highly creative Fashion & Textiles HNC course will equip you for a successful career within the fast-paced fashion or textile industry. You will develop a broad range of practical and technical skills in areas such as pattern cutting, draping and production as well as fashion, fashion design, research, illustration, technical drawings, computer aided design, fashion trends and forecasting. In addition to fashion specific skills, you will explore textile techniques and processes such as digital and screen printing, heat transfer printing and laser cutting. You will have the opportunity to participate in live competition briefs and build a creative, professional portfolio that can be used for job interviews or further study.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will study the following compulsory units: professional development; contextual studies; techniques and processes for fashion and textiles; computer aided design (CAD); fashion and textiles practices; pattern cutting; garment making; fashion and textiles collection; and surface design*.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our dedicated and experienced staff are practising designers and makers with a variety of fashion and textiles industry experience. Our staff have worked closely with high profile fashion houses and produced celebrity collections.

students around the country. Hundreds of entries were submitted nationally and our students took 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize with The Bedford College Group, taking the prize for “Overall Winning University”. Bedford College fashion students have won the competition for the last three years in succession.

FUTURE OPTIONS Successful completion of the HNC will allow you to progress on to our bespoke Fashion HND or on to Textiles HND pathways (page 45).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points with some art, design and media element OR • Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Project briefs will be set for each assignment. Assessment is continuous throughout the course. * Topics covered may vary between Bedford and Kettering Campuses.

INDUSTRY LINKS You will have the opportunity to develop your own industry network through internships and competitions. ‘Project 20/20 and Beyond’ was part of the Professional Clothing Awards “Industry Recognised Category” for 2017, that looked at recognising emerging talents and design innovation in our industry from fashion

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FASHION BTEC HND TEXTILES BTEC HND

(TOP-UP OPTIONS FROM FASHION & TEXTILES BTEC HNC) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 1-2 years (depending on prior learning) Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. These courses have an additional cost of £150 for studio resources. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Bedford College: Fashion Code: 132W, Textiles Code: TE01 Tresham College: Fashion Code: W582 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

STAFF EXPERTISE

Following on from your BTEC HNC, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either fashion or textiles with these bespoke pathways. This will allow you to develop your skills and explore these creative industries in more depth. You will have the opportunity to visit galleries, trade shows and trend forecasting events. Students will also take part in annual fashion shows.

Our dedicated and experienced staff are practising designers and makers with a variety of fashion and textiles industry experience. Our staff have worked closely with major fashion houses and produced collections for celebrities and West End shows.

AREAS OF STUDY Fashion BTEC HND You will be introduced to surface pattern for fashion using both traditional and non-traditional methods. Alongside this, you will develop professional practice and entrepreneurial skills that will help you to define your career goals.* Textiles BTEC HND You will master the art of creating dynamic surface pattern print designs by using personalised colour combinations and approaches, and incorporating dying, embroidery and embellishment techniques to further enhance sampling and garments. This course will allow you to further develop your confidence in using industry standard equipment.*

FUTURE OPTIONS Successful completion of a HND will allow you the opportunity to progress on to the Fashion and Textiles BA (Hons) Top-Up offered by The Bedford College Group in partnership with the University of Northampton.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will require a HNC in Fashion and Textiles. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

* Topics covered may vary between Bedford and Kettering Campuses. * Image shows screen printing available at Bedford Campus only

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ART & DESIGN

Graphic Design:

A decade of creative excellence During each of the past 10 years, students from The Bedford College Group have successfully competed against UK universities by repeatedly winning prestigious national and international design competitions run by YCN & D&AD. Students have also benefited from working and engaging with many of the UK’s leading creative agencies such as: World of Initials, M&C Saatchi VCCP, Engine, Publicis Sapient, Studio Koto, Wiedemann Lampe, Superunion, Purpose and Sony Entertainment, These experiences are further supported by numerous opportunities to work on ‘live’ fee-paying briefs. A recent brief from an Italian client has resulted in student Alexandra Barowski seeing her designs for a new wine being put into production, whilst student Carli Hall has named and created branding for a new £13m Brewery development.

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Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College or Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 4/5

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 12 hours per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit and students typically study four units per year.

HND (top-up from Graphics Design HNC) Duration: Full-time: 1 years Part-time: 1-2 years (depending on prior learning) Study time: Full-time: 12 hours per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit and students typically study four units per year. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Bedford College HNC Code: 112W HND Code: 012W, Tresham College HNC Code: GD01 HND Code: 5W9W Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

These courses have an additional cost of £150 for studio resources. Trips and visits will incur extra cost.

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

A highly creative, ideas based course tailored to this exciting and evolving industry. Mentored by experienced, practising tutors you will develop a portfolio covering traditional print, digital, advertising, branding, corporate identity, illustration and typography. You have won awards for 10 consecutive years and present their work to industry through local exhibitions and a major London venue. Students will have the opportunity to take part in an optional trip abroad.

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to our HND. Completion of the HND may enable you to move directly into employment within the industry, or alternatively progress on to our Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Top-Up offered at Bedford College (page 56).

AREAS OF STUDY You will study the following compulsory units: graphic design practices; techniques and processes; professional development and professional practices; external design projects; typography; collaborative and advanced design projects; and contextual studies; Specialist units include: communication in graphic design; branding and identity; art direction; surface design; and conceptual design practice.*

STAFF EXPERTISE Our enthusiastic tutors have extensive experience in the industry, working with many high profile international and national brands.

INDUSTRY LINKS We offer opportunities to undertake paid work experience, with recent placements at: Jam (London), Ted Baker, Bonfire Design, Kettering and Corby Borough Councils, SC Agency, Adrenaline Alley, Elgoods Brewery and World of Initials. Many of our previous students have gained careers with UK-wide Graphic Design Agencies and other related industries.

ART & DESIGN

GRAPHIC DESIGN BTEC HNC/HND

LEVEL

4/5

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points with some art, design and media element OR • Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification, including A-Levels. You will need to have successfully completed the HNC course to be able to progress onto the HND. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising designers and consultants) in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

* T opics covered may vary between Kettering and Bedford Campuses.

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Samantha’s Story GRAPHIC DESIGN HND

When I started College on the HNC last year, I knew I wanted to go into work as a Graphic Designer. However, during my time here I have found my niche and realised, with the guidance of my tutors, that an Art Direction role would suit me better. I’m good at coming up with ideas for briefs, and I have good communication and people skills. In the meantime, I’ll be looking for an entry level position as an Artworker after College.

“Last year I achieved Distinctions in all of my units - my goal is to finish the HND with Distinctions across the board.” College is what you want to make of it; I am constantly asking questions to get better and find out as much as I can. I’m putting the work in and it’s paying off. I recently won a project with Kettering Borough Council to propose ideas to produce design panels for the cultural quarter. The design had to celebrate Northamptonshire, so mine was based around shoes. I got to meet the Mayor and have an interview with BBC Radio Northampton, but above all it was great to get a real taste of a client brief. To see a design of mine go to print was very exciting. We are now working on our Final Major Project. I contacted a company called Mondo, who are based in Texas and design and print incredible movie posters for collectors. I already have a degree in Film, so this seemed a great way to combine my two passions. Mondo use designers to recreate movie posters as works of art, just as they used to be before movie memorabilia was lost in the 1990s. Mondo have made it popular again and they make Graphic Designers artists in their own right. I now have access to their Creative Director to comment on my work and give feedback throughout the project. It’s an avenue I’d love to pursue and it would be an incredible honour to design for them one day.

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LEVEL

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 5 Number of units: 8 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 1-2 years (depending on prior learning) Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time; £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. This course has an additional cost of £150 for studio resources. Trips and visits will incur extra cost. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: ID01 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course follows on from the one year HNC in 3D Design and it will enable you to develop ideas for creative design briefs and build your confidence to tackle selfdirected projects. You will develop skills within the Interior Design industry, enabling the exploration of design ideas and the visualisation of concepts through material exploration and visual communication methods. You will undertake inspirational visits, hands-on workshops and initiative project work.

On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to Top-Up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment.

AREAS OF STUDY

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The course will help you develop an understanding of the fundamental properties of common materials and their structure, and will inspire creative experimentation. You will develop the skills needed to use trend forecasting for interiors and engage with material and new technology innovation. Units will include surface design, applied practice and advanced interior design studies.

As part of this course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in wellequipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our staff have degrees in 3D Design and work in industry as professional freelance designers. This ensures you gain up-to-date 3D specialist knowledge and have a chance to develop a network through their contacts with relevant local organisations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS In order to begin this course you will need to have passed the 3D Design HNC. Entry may be subject to a successful interview, where you will be required to bring along a portfolio of your work.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

INDUSTRY LINKS The course is supported through workshops delivered by guest designers from industry. You have gained employment with local and London based design agencies, for example jewellery designers and lighting designers.

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LEVEL

PHOTOGRAPHY BTEC HNC/HND

4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College or Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 4/5 Number of units: 8

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year.

HND (top-up from Photography HNC) Duration: Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 1-2 years (depending on prior learning) Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Bedford College HNC: 04PW / HND: 046W Tresham College HNC PH01 / HND: MGS1 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

This course will enable you to take images that you are interested in and you will develop an understanding of how to apply your practice within a commercial context, for example fashion, advertising, product and editorial. Practical assignments will enable you to acquire conceptual and technical skills in contemporary image making.

You will have the opportunity to undertake freelance photography work, enter competitions, and visit contextual exhibitions. At Bedford College students exhibit their photography annually at local venues and the course has been recognised by the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP). Tresham College Photography students take part in annual exhibitions and are encouraged to present their work to wider audiences. Students will develop professional practice with an emphasis on visual awareness within contemporary contexts.

You will be issued with project briefs, which will develop your understanding of photography as a craft in the studio environment and on location. The technical practice is underpinned by your understanding of photography as a tool to communicate meaning and message to a variety of audiences.

AREAS OF STUDY Compulsory units include: contextual and cultural referencing; ideas generation; professional practice; project design and implementation; visual communication. Specialist units include: advertising photography; darkroom practice in photography; fashion photography; lensbased photography techniques; location photography and studio practice. You will use industry standard cameras, lenses, lighting, equipment and editing software. Students will also be encouraged to engage in contemporary debate about political, social and economic factors, which influence contemporary photography.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our staff hold BA Hons and MA Photography qualifications in addition to industry experience as professional photographers.

These courses have an additional cost of £150 for studio resources. Trips and visits will incur extra cost.

FUTURE OPTIONS On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree with The Bedford College Group, another university or enter employment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points with some art, design and media element OR • Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications

ASSESSMENT METHODS Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

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Laura’s Story PHOTOGRAPHY HNC

I studied an Art & Design course at Level 2 five years ago at a different college. I love art, but was keen to learn more about photography, which this particular course unfortunately didn’t cover in any great depth. I have a 12-year-old daughter and have been waiting for the right time to study again. I bought my own camera three years ago and enrolled on to the part-time HNC Photography course last autumn.

“I chose The Bedford College Group because it is definitely the best around for Photography. The course is one day per week, but I always come back in for a second day so that I can benefit from tutor support.” It was scary getting back into education at first, but it’s definitely worth it and I have so much more confidence. I’ve learnt different techniques on the camera I didn’t know about before, and also how to use Photoshop. We’ve been on trips to the Tate Modern and to a photography show. We also went to London last week to do some street photography, which I love. My current project is based on narrative photography, where a photo tells a story but there is no wrong or right. I have produced three photos on the theme ‘what happens after happily ever after?’ One is happy, one is independent and strong and one is sad. At home I like to photograph friends with their babies and do pregnancy shoots too. The area I want to get into when I finish the HNC is wedding photography. I’ve already done one wedding for a friend and have another coming up, which I’m really looking forward to.

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PRODUCT DESIGN BTEC HND

5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 5 Number of units: 8 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 1-2 years (depending on prior learning) Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 6 hours per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. This course has an additional cost of £150 for studio resources. Trips and visits will incur extra cost. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: 092W Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

A comprehensive set of workshops will support your learning and encourage you to tackle current design issues.

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FUTURE OPTIONS

This course follows on from the one year HNC in 3D Design and it will prepare you for a career as a creative designer and maker. A creative studio culture allows you to discover the potential for producing products that range from everyday functional to the one-off. A comprehensive set of workshops will support your learning and encourage you to tackle current design issues, such as small scale living and sustainability.

On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment.

AREAS OF STUDY The course will introduce you to design manufacturing, new materials and trend forecasting. You will also develop methodologies for ideas generation within the industry, the design cycle, analysis and testing. There is an emphasis on contemporary making skills, for example jesmonite, wood, metal and plastics. The programme is delivered by design practitioners in the purpose-built South Bank Arts Centre.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our staff have degrees in 3D Design and work in industry as professional freelance designers. This ensures you gain up-to-date 3D specialist knowledge and have a chance to develop a network through their contacts with relevant local organisations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS In order to begin this course you will need to have passed the HNC in 3D Design. Entry may be subject to a successful interview, where you will be required to bring along a portfolio of your work.

ASSESSMENT METHODS As part of this course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in wellequipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

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INDUSTRY LINKS You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops delivered by guest designers, as well as visiting design destinations such as Berlin, Milan and New York. Former students have progressed to employment with local and London-based design agencies.

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FASHION OR FASHION FOR TEXTILES BA (HONS) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 6 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: 12 hours/week taught and additional access to the production studio Course fee (per year): £8,000 How to apply: For full-time courses applications should be made to the University of Northampton using course codes BA Fashion Code - CBAAFASHN - 3F9BF BA Fashion (Textiles for Fashion) Code - CBAAFASTF - 3F9BF

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COURSE OVERVIEW

STAFF EXPERTISE

Fashion starts with textiles, and during this exciting course you will learn how to develop a wide range of textile applications to enhance your fashion collections. This course allows you to specialise in either Fashion or Textiles for Fashion. The broad range of facilities includes; digital and screen printing, transfer print and laser cutting. Students also use applique and embroidery to embellish and enhance their garments, dyeing their own fabrics and yarns to create personalised colour combinations. Live projects and competitions provide you with real time industry experience, and the range of careers available include the textile, accessories and garment design sectors for high street and high-end markets.

Our enthusiastic tutors have extensive experience in the industry, working closely with major fashion houses and for many West End Shows.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to find your strengths so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

AREAS OF STUDY You will be introduced to studio design and workshop practice in fashion, printed textiles and leather for fashion. An emphasis is placed on your creative potential and individuality with the opportunity for coordinated work experience. Projects are generally led by external contacts and sponsors. Some projects will be undertaken in consultancy groups which simulate the working practices of the industry.

INDUSTRY LINKS You will have the chance to develop your own industry network through internships and national competitions.

FUTURE OPTIONS Successful completion of this course will provide you with the option to continue onto a Master of Arts (MA). It is also the perfect platform into employment within this exciting industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS HND qualification in Fashion or Textiles.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Our assessments are 100% assignment based.

The final project is the design and production of a collection of fabrics aimed at the fashion market focusing on surface design and print and supported by academic research. Wherever possible the project is produced in collaboration with the industry.

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Holly’s Story

FASHION (FASHION FOR TEXTILES) BA (HONS) I have studied Fashion & Textiles at the College from Level 3 up to this degree. I always knew I’d stay here for an undergraduate course because I know my tutors will support me to become the designer I want to be. They help you to know what you want to do in industry and I am really enjoying finessing who I am as a designer, as well as pursuing my interest in print. We have great equipment for print work including digital and silk screen, as well as procion dyes and resources for hand printing techniques. For my final major project I am designing prints for six outfits based on the distortion of the human mind and how reality can be affected. We are encouraged by our tutors to choose interesting themes that raise awareness and have had to do extensive market research.

“Our course is two days per week but we can come in whenever we want; the classroom is accessible every day and there is always a tutor available who will help to find a solution to what you want to do.” One of my tutors is fantastic on the sketchbook and fashion side, and how designs come together, while the other is great with the technical elements of making garments and manipulating pattern pieces. We have plenty of one-to-one support and the course is very varied, whereas university courses tend to be more niche. Every level you move up here you explore things in more depth, for example on the HNC we started looking at branding and high street fashion in greater detail. I’d love to get an internship in London after College in surface print for either fashion or interiors. I’ve been inspired by a few designers including Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou for her work on print. One day I’d like to own a studio or be head of a design house while still being in touch with my creative side on a daily basis. I want to teach other people and continue to move my own knowledge on.

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National success for our Fashion & Textiles students The undergraduate Fashion & Textile students at Bedford College have experienced great success in national competitions over the years, and most recently with The Bradford Textile Society. This prestigious textile competition draws attention from the UK’s top textile universities with more than 1,000 entries. Bedford College student, Sophie Penwright, was awarded 1st place in the category of 'The Clothworkers Company Award', a printed textile design for either fashion or interiors which shows creative potential.

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LEVEL

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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION BA (HONS) TOP-UP Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 6 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: 2 days per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £8,000 Trips and visits will incur extra cost. How to apply: Applications should be made to the University of Northampton using course code CBAAGRCOM.

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This course offers the opportunity to top–up your existing Graphic Design or equivalent subject qualification to a BA (Hons) Graphic Communication Degree Level 6, (validated by the University of Northampton), whilst studying within the highly successful Graphic Design faculty at Bedford College. You will benefit from: highly experienced, practicing tutors; access to live industry-led design briefs and national competitions; visiting creative industry guest speakers and client presentations; and opportunities to exhibit both locally and in London at D&AD New Blood. The course has an impressive track record for winning competitions and placing students into employment. You will also benefit from small group sizes offering excellent tutor access and support, and modern Apple Mac computer suite facilities.

Upon successful completion graduates are employed in creative roles as designers, art directors, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, web and digital designers throughout the UK with some entering Europe and the USA. Alternatively, you could continue your studies with a Master of Arts (MA) qualification at university.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Higher National Diploma (HND) • Foundation Degree (FdA), or • Completion of a degree course in Graphic Design or an equivalent subject. Entry is subject to a successful interview and portfolio presentation at Bedford College. International students may submit their portfolio electronically.

AREAS OF STUDY In this final year you will develop stronger ownership of your work as you define your portfolio and career direction for either employment or postgraduate progression. You will develop: a substantive creative portfolio of professional design work with an accompanying exhibition; an understanding of design as communicated through wider socio-cultural and ethical issues, themes, debates and practices; the ability to study independently, exercise initiative, take personal responsibility, manage a varied workload and make decisions in complex and unpredictable contexts. You will study the following units: Graphic Communication (Final Major Study), comprising a major self-determined assignment, running alongside a range of internal and externally set live assignments and competition briefs; Graphic Communication (Dissertation). Written research dissertation with 20% of the overall grade assessed on the design and layout of the final submission.

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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION BA (HONS) I’ve always been interested in design, but never studied it at school and ended up going to work for an insurance company for two years. At this point, I realised I needed to create a design portfolio if I wanted to start considering design as a career. Once I had my portfolio I applied for the Level 3 Graphic Design course here at the College and, after my first year, was fast-tracked on to the HNC and then the HND. I’m now studying for a full degree at College in partnership with the University of Northampton.

“We get so many great opportunities on this course. We’re currently working on a live brief from a client who we’ll soon be pitching our designs to.” The client is local brewer Wells & Co (formerly Charles Wells) who are building a new £14m brewery just outside Bedford and in need of new branding. We also work on a lot of competition briefs, which the department has great success with. I won a YCN award last year for a ‘Student Art Pass’ campaign I designed for ArtFund; a national charity for art that offers entry to museums and galleries. I won a week’s work experience with ArtFund’s design agency down in London who work with clients such as the NHS. I’ve also had work from the course, which is great. We had to design a flea market poster for a branding project and my design was chosen to be used. Due to a mutual contact, this has led to some design work for the Bedford Clanger magazine. Our tutors are very helpful and encourage you to try different routes for your designs, while also helping you to refine your ideas. They’ve all worked in industry and are very easy to get hold of whenever you need them. After the BA I hope to find work with an agency in London focusing on branding and advertising. I’d prefer to work for a smaller agency on more bespoke projects.

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Curtis’s Story


LEVEL

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PHOTOGRAPHY BA (HONS) TOP-UP Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 6 Duration: Full-time - 1 year Study time: 30 weeks, 12 hours per week Course fee (per year): £8,000 How to apply: Applications should be made to the University of Northampton Course code CBAAPHOTOTU - 3F9BF

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Northampton

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

Our Photography degree takes a practical approach to exploring the photograph within a range of contemporary practices and contexts. This will extend to a critical understanding of the subject and allows the scope for you to develop your creativity and professionalism.

You will have the opportunity to undertake freelance photography work, enter competitions, and visit contextual exhibitions.

AREAS OF STUDY

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the option to continue with advanced studies or the perfect platform into employment within this exciting industry.

Your learning will be informed by historical and current references, as well as cultural and social contexts so that you can understand the impact that photography can have and the change it can inspire, as well as developing your professional practice. We will also support you to engage in live projects, competitions and exhibitions so that you are prepared for the professional field of photography when you graduate. Students will benefit from the opportunity to engage with the University of Northampton’s annual Subject Futures Week, an exciting event and an excellent opportunity for students to explore the potential of their course and understand where it can lead them beyond graduation.

Students exhibit their photography annually at local venues.

FUTURE OPTIONS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS To begin this course you will need a Photography BTEC HND.

ASSESSMENT METHODS 100% module assignments.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our enthusiastic tutors have extensive experience in the industry.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

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Business COURSES LEVEL

5

LEVEL

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Business BTEC HND Business BTEC HNC

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LEVEL

4/5

BUSINESS BTEC HNC/HND Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College or Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 4/5

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 2 evenings per week x 3 hours Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit and students typically study four units per year

HND (top-up from Business HNC)

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

You will develop the business skills, knowledge and understanding that is required to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. You will have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical environment through our links with local businesses.

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. You can also join one of the many professional institutes and continue your studies through their examinations.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will be able to study a range of units such as: business and the business environment; marketing essentials; human resource management; management and operations; management accounting; managing a successful business project; business law; entrepreneurship and small business management.

STAFF EXPERTISE

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 2 evenings per week x 3 hours Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit and students typically study four units per year

You can benefit from highly-experienced tutors who have a wealth of experience and knowledge. Many of the tutors have professional memberships including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and have links with senior managers and directors at businesses across the UK.

How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Bedford College Code 001N Tresham College Code BUS2 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

INDUSTRY LINKS Our links with industry provide you with opportunities to work on projects for a range of businesses. You will benefit from guest lectures by industry professionals and also have the opportunity to participate in a range of trips and visits.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • English AND maths GCSEs at grade 9-4/A*C / Functional Skills at Level 2 AND • 48 UCAS points from A-Levels with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 48 UCAS points from a Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Relevant industry experience at the appropriate level. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications, subject to a successful interview.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Each unit will be assessed using a variety of methods, including written reports, work-based projects, presentations, reflective journals and creation of planning of financial documents. The assessments will develop your work-related skills, such as analysis, problem solving, decision making, communication and presentation skills. Higher Apprenticeships in Business & Professional Administration or Accounting are available. See page 8 for more information.

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Anne’s Story BUSINESS HNC/HND

I work full-time as a Customer Services Manager for Viapath; a public-private joint venture providing a range of pathology services for clinical customers, including Bedford Hospital where I am based. After discussing progression opportunities with my manager, they sponsored me to do the Business HNC/HND. The knowledge I am gaining through this qualification will likely open up new opportunities within our Corporate Services team in London where, ultimately, I see my career progressing. I have previously studied an NVQ in Customer Service at College and found it a very positive and rewarding experience. While there is no denying that the HND course is a step up and a real challenge alongside working full-time and looking after my family, the tutors are really helpful and are always there to address any issues or concerns. The course involves two evenings a week in College and my employer allows me time to complete assignments if I need it. I’ve particularly enjoyed the unit on HR Development and it’s really opened my eyes to the problems businesses face and the solutions they use to address them. As part of my course we have also visited the Magistrates Court in Milton Keynes.

“I would certainly recommend the course to others. The philosophy and spirit of the College team is very good – they care about each of their students and want to see them achieve their best.”

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Care & Childcare COURSES LEVEL

5

• Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) •H  ealth & Social Care Foundation Degree (FdA)

NEW COURSE COMING SOON!* Child & Adolescent Studies BA (Hons) (Top-up) Check website for up to date information *Subject to validation

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Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 1 day per week (you will also be required to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours) Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 This course includes a compulsory three day, two night residential as part of the Managing People unit at an additional cost of £100-£150. How to apply: Apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: L990

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of child and family issues, drawing on knowledge and theory from the fields of psychology, childhood development, working with families and professional skills and practice. If you are already working in a childcare setting, you can continue your job whilst studying this course and apply what you learn to your everyday work. A part-time route consisting of studying two units per year is also available in some circumstances.

On successful completion of this course you can progress on (top-up) to the third year of an Honours degree course, to achieve a Child & Adolescent Studies BA (Hons) other top-up options are also available.

AREAS OF STUDY

• Maths GCSE at grade 4/grade C or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable.

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: introduction to working with children; young people and families in practice; understanding human services; law society and controversy; child welfare; multi-agency working and perceptions and discourses of childhood.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our teaching team includes a range of professionals with industry experience in the fields of childcare, youth work, education, health and psychology. They keep up to date through Continued Professional Development activities. All staff have Honours degrees, with most having achieved post-graduate qualifications.

INDUSTRY LINKS

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We have links with a wide range of employers and we offer you the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ in a variety of industry settings including: early years; childcare; youth work; family support; education; play work; behaviour management; teenage parents; social work or further education.

CARE & CHILDCARE

CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA)

5

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A-Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent). • English GCSE at grade 4/grade C or above OR Level 2 equivalent.

We welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry. You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting related to children and/or families (minimum two days per week/14 hours per week) for the duration of the course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you in this.

ASSESSMENT METHODS All units are assessed by a variety of methods including written assignments, oral presentations, timed examinations and reflective journals. You will develop the skills of reflective practice and the writing of a reflective journal, and commitment to personal and professional development is a requirement of this Foundation Degree.

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Jamie’s Story

EARLY YEARS STUDIES FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) I started my journey at College about 10 years ago on the Level 2 Childcare course. I worked my way up to Level 3 and then got a job at Angels Day Nursery where I had completed my work placement. They noticed how good I was on placement and offered me a full-time job. After a few years I was promoted to Senior Nursery Nurse at Angels and given my own room to manage. It was then that I realised I needed to extend my knowledge further so, after a six year gap from education, I returned to College. It was quite hard to get back into an education environment; having to write in academic tone, while also developing my research skills. However, with determination I kept going and am so proud of the progress I have made. I would advise all mature students not to give up, even if it seems daunting. Once I have finished my final assignment I will be applying to top-up to a full degree at the University of Bedfordshire.

“The tutors have all been very supportive and ensured that I, as a learner with dyslexia, fully understood tasks and assignments that were being set.” My tutor was fantastic at ensuring all my handouts were the correct colour and font size to support my learning needs. The topics we’ve covered have all been interesting in their own way and I have enjoyed some more than others. The topic that transformed my personal practice within the nursery was Inclusion for Young Children. This led to me becoming the Safeguarding lead for the nursery and has also inspired me to consider a career in either Social Work or as a Family Support Worker, because I feel I can make even more of a difference being there to support the families and children. The student that started this Foundation Degree is not the one finishing it. I have strengthened my understanding and knowledge of early years, met some fantastic people who have supported me every step of the way, and I like to think that I have supported them.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA)

COURSE OVERVIEW

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Tutored by lecturers with a range of experience from the health and social care industry, the course will be primarily delivered via work-based learning.

• Health and Social Care Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) OR

Start date: September 2020

Number of units: 6 x 30 credit units, 4 x 15 credit units

With strong links and a good partnership with colleagues at the University of Bedfordshire, we are able to utilise shared working opportunities that will benefit your learning. Study hubs are available at both centres offering an extended study facility, which is accessible online and in person to meet your individual requirements.

Duration: Part-time: 3 years

AREAS OF STUDY

Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 5

Study time: 4 hours per week including tutorial time (you will also be required to undertake independent study out of your taught hours) Course fee (per year): £768 per 15 credit unit and £1,536 per 30 credit unit. Students typically study units worth 75 credits in year one, 90 credits in year two and 75 credits in year three. How to apply: Apply on our website www.tresham.ac.uk

This course has a vocational approach that will develop the skills you need for effective practice in a range of health and social care settings working with vulnerable groups. You will develop a critical understanding of theory, policy and the importance of antidiscriminatory and evidence-based practice in relation to health, welfare and social care, both nationally and internationally.

STAFF EXPERTISE Lecturers have a range of experience in the fields of midwifery, health and social care, safeguarding, social work, health promotion and health education.

• Extensive experience together with GCSE (or equivalents) at grade 4/grade C or above in maths, English and preferably science. Additionally you must have a minimum of eight hours work placement in an appropriate health and social care setting/ workplace per week. These eight hours can be either a paid position or a voluntary position. Verification of time spent as part of the course is required by the awarding provider and each academic term you will have a professional observation carried out by your tutor in your workplace/setting.

ASSESSMENT METHODS The course is assessed through a variety of methods that include presentations, essays, research exercises, portfolios, case studies and exams. Assessments through observations at your work placement will also develop key skills needed for working in health and social care settings, such as the ability to communicate clearly, self-appraise practice and be a team player.

FUTURE OPTIONS

Find out more online at www.tresham.ac.uk

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress onto a BA top-up degree qualification via the University of Bedfordshire. On completion of this degree, typical graduate destinations include working in areas such as children and families, drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and services for older and disabled people. You could also use this to progress onto a Nursing or Midwifery Degree on Year Two, Level 5.

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Computing COURSES Your path to a full degree LEVEL

6

LEVEL

5

LEVEL

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• Digital Technologies BSc (Hons Software Development BSc (Hons) Networking and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) • Computing HND

• Computing HNC

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4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 4/5

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 1 year Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week (you will also be required to undertake independent study out of your taught hours) Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year.

HND (top-up from Computing HNC)

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week (you will also be required to undertake independent study out of your taught hours) Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Course Code: 0231 Part-time: apply on our website www.tresham.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course helps you develop specialist technical skills needed in today’s constantly changing world.

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to our HND. On completion of the HND you can top up your qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. The course opens up excellent career opportunities in roles including Computer Programmer, IT Specialist, Database Designer, Network Engineer, Systems Architect, Data Analyst, IT Security Analyst, Web Developer and more.

You will benefit from our excellent cuttingedge computing facilities, small student groups and extremely supportive, industryexperienced teaching staff. The part-time study option at Tresham College offers students the opportunity to combine professional development with their current employment.

AREAS OF STUDY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

During this course you will have the opportunity to study a range of options. For HNC: programming; networking; professional practice; database design & development; security; managing a successful computing project; systems development life cycle; web development.

• GCSEs 9-4/A*-C in English and maths/ Functional Skills at Level 2, AND

For HND: you will choose a specialist pathway to follow; network engineering; applications development; security; computing (general).

• An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Computing or related subject.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our computing courses are delivered in small groups, by lecturers with a wide range of industry backgrounds. The teaching team have adopted a hands-on approach to best familiarise you with industry practice.

INDUSTRY LINKS Our close links with the computing sector mean that you will benefit from the knowledge and insight of industry experts and guest lecturers.

• 32-48 UCAS tariff points including a Computing subject OR • IT Apprenticeship Level 3 OR • Computing BTEC Level 3 qualification OR

We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered on relevant work experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment is made through a variety of coursework assignments including case studies providing solutions to realistic computing problems, practical assessments and computer-based tests. There are no formal examinations. Teaching methods include lectures, practical sessions, group work, tutorials and workshops. In addition, substantial learning resources and support material are available online for home study.

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COMPUTING

COMPUTING BTEC HNC/HND


LEVEL

6

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES BSc (HONS)

- SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT BSc (HONS) - NETWORKING AND CYBER SECURITY BSc (HONS) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 6 Duration: 3 years Study time: 2 days per week (you will also be required to undertake independent study out of your taught hours) Course fee (per year): Full-time: £8,000 How to apply: Apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: DT01 *THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO VALIDATION

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COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

This three-year degree course will allow you to develop skills in a variety of technical disciplines, meeting the demands of employers in the fast-developing Computing sector.

Students will benefit from the knowledge and insight of industry experts and guest speakers. We also regularly work with organisations such as CISCO, Oracle, COMPTIA as well as a wide number of local employers.

You will benefit from our cutting-edge facilities, industry-experienced teaching staff, supportive environment and small class sizes to provide a high quality, personal experience.

AREAS OF STUDY Our degree programme has been developed with industry leaders to build students’ knowledge and skills in a range of subjects; which may include networking, programming, hardware, web development, security and user interface and user experience design. Students then progress on to the second and third year specialising in either Software Development, or Networking and Cyber Security. Students will complete a group research project in the second year and a dissertation in the final year.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our computing degree is delivered in small groups in specialist classrooms, by lecturers who have experience from a wide range of industry backgrounds. The teaching team have a hands-on approach to ensure you are up-to-date with industry practice.

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FUTURE OPTIONS The course opens up excellent career opportunities in roles including Computer Programmer, IT Specialist, Database Designer, Network Engineer, Systems Architect, Data Analyst, IT Security Analyst, Web Developer and more.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • GCSEs 9-4/A*-C in English and maths/ Functional Skills at Level 2, AND • 32-48 UCAS tariff points including a Computing subject OR • IT Apprenticeship Level 3 OR • Computing BTEC Level 3 qualification OR • An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Computing or related subject. We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered on relevant work experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment is made through a variety of methods, including written coursework, case studies providing solutions to computing problems, presentations, practical assessments, computer based tests and exams. Teaching methods are equally varied, including lectures, practical sessions, group work, tutorials and workshops. In addition substantial learning resources and support materials are available via our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for use at home

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COMPUTING

Simran’s Story COMPUTING (ALUMNI)

I studied the Level 3 Computing course at Bedford College prior to degree-level study. I decided to stay and complete my HNC and HND here because of the support and guidance I had received from my tutors. They reassured me that I would have the one-to-one support to make sure I gained my qualifications. I then progressed to the University of Bedfordshire to complete a top-up year and finished with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Information Systems. I am now working for a large IT consultancy. I’m currently using databases and agile framework, and python, on a daily basis, all of which were taught on the course at College. It’s great being able to apply my knowledge in the workplace and I would recommend others to stay on in education and reach the highest level of study that they can, in order to progress their knowledge. Starting from a lower level and working my way up certainly made me feel more confident going into industry. My favourite element of the HND course was Information Systems. Everything I learnt from my tutor I carried on to my further study at university. We also had to complete a work placement as part of the course, which I did with the IT department here at the College. This was great experience to go on my CV.

“All of my tutors have always been very helpful. If you are struggling on any work, you are always made to feel comfortable asking for support.” The tutors made it clear for us what work needed to be completed and what the requirements were, so that we had the best chance of achieving the highest grade.

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Construction & Building Services COURSES

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LEVEL

• Construction BTEC HNC • Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) HNC • Civil Engineering BTEC HNC

LEVEL

• Construction BTEC HND • Civil Engineering BTEC HND • Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc) • Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

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4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 4/5 Number of units: 8 (HNC) 15 (HND)

HNC

Duration: HNC Part-time: 2 years Study time: 1 day per week. You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Course fee (per year): Part-time: £768 per unit. HNC students study 8 units over 2 years. HND students (top up from HNC) study a further 7 units over one year. HND (top-up from Construction HNC) Duration: HND Part-time: Up to 1 year (depending on prior learning) Study time: 1 day per week Course fee (per year): Part-time: £768 per unit. HNC students study 8 units over 2 years. HND students (top up from HNC) study a further 7 units over one year. How to apply: Apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course is designed for those wishing to progress within the construction industry and aims to give you a solid understanding of the management and leadership roles within this sector. During your studies you will gain the knowledge that underpins a wide range of aspects of construction management, including regulatory, legal, technological, social, environmental and economic considerations.

This course will provide you with the skills that enable you to pursue a range of career opportunities within the construction industry, including roles within architecture, building and quantity surveying and construction management. You can also progress on to further study through other constructionrelated HNDs and Foundation Degrees at the College, or construction sector degrees at universities across the UK.

AREAS OF STUDY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will have the option to study a range of units such as; construction technology/ practice; science and materials; construction information; building information modelling; alternative methods of construction; construction management; surveying and setting out. You can also study the Health & Safety CSCS Certificate as part of this course.

• 32-48 UCAS points from relevant Level 3 qualifications OR

STAFF EXPERTISE Our tutors have a wide range of experience in terms of teaching and industrial expertise within the construction industry, from running construction projects to working for UK construction companies. In particular, we have expertise in: land and building surveying; project management; estimating; tendering and AutoCAD.

• Construction, Civil Engineering or Building Services BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed via a range of methods during the course including written and practical assignments, plus classroom tests.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

INDUSTRY LINKS You will have the opportunity to work on realistic projects and in the past you have been involved in design work on live projects with local clients. We have guest lecturers from industry you will visit industry exhibitions such as Ecobuild.

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CONSTRUCTION

CONSTRUCTION BTEC HNC/HND


LEVEL

4

CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING) HNC Start date: September 2020 Based at: Tresham College, Corby Level: 4 Duration: 2 years part time day release Study time: 1 day per week plus minimum of 10 hours a week independent study Course fee (per year): £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. How to apply: Apply on our website www.tresham.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course supports higher level progression for personnel with a building services engineering background.

You may progress onto a HND in Construction and The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) or use it to support career progression in a wide variety of roles in the construction industry.

Suitable for experienced trade personnel working in electrical and mechanical installation, electrical and mechanical design, estimating, supervision or management, building services engineering, contracting heating and ventilation or refrigeration. This course will provide the higher level skills and knowledge required to thrive in an ever changing industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • GCSE grade 4/grade C and above in English and maths AND • A Building Services Level 3 qualification OR • Substantial experience of working within the construction industry (Building Services).

AREAS OF STUDY You will have the option to study a range of units such as construction technology/ practice, science and materials, mathematics, principles of heating, system design and installation/ventilation and air conditioning, and principles of health engineering, electrical design and installation.

ASSESSMENT METHODS The majority of learning outcomes are assignment based, however there will be a small number of examination based assessments for some modules.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our experienced tutors are have construction and building service backgrounds and can provide the help required to guide you and support you.

INDUSTRY LINKS

This course will provide the higher level skills and knowledge required to thrive in an ever changing industry.

We have excellent links with the wider construction industry and building services engineering companies. There is strong, on programme support from industry, with guest speakers, field visits and industry related projects throughout the two years.

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LEVEL

4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 4/5 Number of units: 8 (HNC) 15 (HND)

HNC

Duration: Part-time: 2 years Study time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Course fee (per year): Part-time: £768 per unit. Students typically study four units per year.

HND (top-up from Civil Engineering HNC)

Duration: Part-time: Up to 1 year (depending on prior learning) Study time: 1 day per week Course fee (per year): Part-time: £768 per unit. Students typically study four units per year. How to apply: Apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

This course is ideal if you wish to progress within the civil engineering industry. It is designed to help you develop a solid understanding of various civil engineering subjects within construction. You will gain the underpinning knowledge of the science, design principles and site procedures of civil engineering.

There will be the opportunity for various site visits applicable to the elements of Civil Engineering that you will be studying, as well as talks and presentations by employers in the industry.

AREAS OF STUDY You will study the following units: construction technology/practice; science and materials; construction information; building information modelling; alternative methods of construction; structural analysis and design; geotechnic and soil mechanics and further mathematics. You can also study the Health & Safety CSCS Certificate as part of this course.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our tutors have a wide range of experience in terms of teaching and industrial expertise within the construction industry and civil engineering, from running construction projects to working for UK construction companies. In particular, we have expertise in: land and building surveying; project management; estimating and tendering; and AutoCAD.

FUTURE OPTIONS This course will provide you with a range of career opportunities within the civil engineering and construction industry. You can also progress on to further study to complete a HND in Civil Engineering or a Construction related Foundation Degree.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Construction, Civil Engineering or Building Services BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Equivalent related qualification. We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview, and a demonstration of vocational experience if they do not meet the criteria stated.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed via a range of methods during the course, including written and practical assignments and project work.

Apply online today at www.bedford.ac.uk

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CIVIL ENGINEERING BTEC HNC/HND


LEVEL

5

BUILDING SERVICES & SUSTAINABILITY FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College, Kempston Campus, and the University of Bedfordshire

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

You will develop the specialist skills and knowledge to advance your career in energy conservation, micro generation, environmental technologies and sustainability for building services. You will benefit from our workshop block, which showcases renewable technologies such as air source heat pumps, solar panels, wind turbines, rainwater harvesting and building energy management systems.

You will have the opportunity to participate in real, live projects. In the past students have participated in energy audits and the design of sustainable buildings, and systems for community centres and housing associations. You will also benefit from industry guest lectures and attending specialist exhibitions such as Ecobuild and Sustainability Live.

FUTURE OPTIONS

Level: 5

AREAS OF STUDY

Duration: Full-time: 2 years Part-time: 3 years

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: application of principles (work based learning); building physics and energy utilisation; building science; materials and carbon neutral buildings; fundamental mathematics for construction; fundamentals of building regulations; heating, cooling and power systems; introduction to health, safety and environment; networking fundamentals and internal environment control; waste management; Practice and innovation in building services (work based learning). You can also study the Health & Safety CSCS Certificate as part of this course.

Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 Part-time: £4,000 How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: KD24Part-time: apply on our website - www.bedford.ac.uk

STAFF EXPERTISE Our tutors have a wide range of experience in terms of teaching and industrial expertise within the building services industry, from running successful businesses to working for major UK construction companies. In particular, our staff have expertise in: system design and planning; environmental technologies; energy conservation and heating and cooling systems. Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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You can progress on to a third year topup course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a full Bachelor’s degree. Typical career progression includes design, design consultancy, production management, implementation, commissioning, cyclic maintenance management, or senior management.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 32-48 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Building Services, Civil Engineering or Construction BTEC Level 3 Diploma or NVQ OR • Relevant industry experience. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed via a range of methods during the course including exams, written assignments, professional reports, investigative work and a reflective diary.

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CONSTRUCTION

Michael’s Story CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT HND

I am a Brickwork tutor here at the College and was offered the opportunity to take one day a week out of work to study for this undergraduate qualification. Before I got into teaching, I’d been a Bricklayer from the age of 15. I’ve always been interested in the technical side of construction, as well as management, so when the opportunity arose to study this in more detail, I was keen to accept. I’m really enjoying gaining a broader knowledge of the construction process; things that you don’t necessarily learn being in a trade, such as planning laws and building regulations. My favourite part of the course, however, is the 3D modeling programme we use, called Revvit, and the work on surveying. It’s also good to work alongside other students on my course who have come from different areas of the industry, for instance, one is a maintenance manager at the hospital. There’s also a good mix of ages.

“It’s been challenging getting back into education alongside work and I feel it will be well earned when I qualify at the end of the three years! My tutors are brilliant; it’s not always easy to teach your colleagues, but they have been completely professional throughout.” I’ve been teaching for the last seven years - first in a Youth Offenders prison and then here at the College - and I intend to continue teaching once I finish the course. The qualification will enable me to teach within the technical department as well, so I’ll have more options. If ever I decided not to teach, I’d love to pursue a career in construction management.

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LEVEL

5

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College, Kempston Campus

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

You will develop the specialist skills and knowledge to make buildings more energy efficient through the use of materials, construction techniques and the systems installed. You will benefit from our workshop block which showcases renewable technologies such as air source heat pumps, solar panels, wind turbines, rainwater harvesting and building energy management systems.

You will have the opportunity to participate in real, live projects. In the past students have participated in energy audits and the design of sustainable buildings and systems for community centres and housing associations. You will also benefit from industry guest lectures and attending specialist exhibitions such as Ecobuild and Sustainability Live.

AREAS OF STUDY

FUTURE OPTIONS

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: application of principles (work-based learning); building science; building physics and energy utilisation; carbon neutral buildings; fundamental mathematics for construction; fundamentals of building regulations; heating, cooling and power; introduction to health, safety and environment; land utilisation and building design for the future; waste management; research practice and innovation in sustainable construction (work based learning). You can also study for the Health & Safety CSCS Certificate as part of this course.

You can progress on to a third year top-up course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a full Bachelor’s degree. Typical career progression includes design, design consultancy, production management, implementation, commissioning, cyclic maintenance management, or senior management.

Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 2 years Part-time: 3 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 Part-time: £4,000 How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: KD2K Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

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• 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 32-48 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Building Services, Civil Engineering or Construction BTEC Level 3 Diploma or NVQ

STAFF EXPERTISE Our tutors have a wide range of experience in terms of teaching and industrial expertise within the building services industry, from running successful businesses to working for major UK construction companies. In particular, our staff have expertise in system design and planning, environmental technologies, energy conservation and heating and cooling systems.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed via a range of methods during the course including exams, written assignments, reports, controlled activities, investigative work and a reflective diary.

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Engineering COURSES

Your path to a full degree LEVEL

• General Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-Up

LEVEL

• Electrical & Electronic Engineering HND • General Engineering HND • Mechanical Engineering HND

LEVEL

• Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC • General Engineering HNC • Mechanical Engineering HNC

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LEVEL

4/5

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING BTEC HNC/HND Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 4/5 Number of units: HNC 8 units (subject to change) HND (top up from HNC only) 6-8 units dependent upon units gained at HNC.

HNC

Duration: Part-time: 2 years Study time: Part-time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year.

HND (top-up from Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC) Duration: HND (top up from HNC only) part-time 1-2 years dependent upon number of units to be studied. Study time: Part-time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year.

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course is ideal if you are already working in a technical role within the engineering industry and are looking to obtain a vocational qualification at a higher level to support your position or to progress within your career. If you are a trainee or an apprentice and have already completed your Level 3 BTEC then this nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to develop your career in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at a higher level.

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you will be able to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at the College. Alternatively you could top-up the qualification at university, or enter employment. The course can allow you to take advantage of management opportunities within the industry.

The typical range of units for the HNC include; analytical mathematics; engineering science; electronic principles; automation & programmable logic controls; project; engineering design; electronic circuits (electronics pathway); digital principles (electronics pathway); renewable energy (power pathway) and electric machines (power pathway). The typical range of units for the HND include; advanced mathematics, quality assurance and management, microcontrollers, further electronic principles, digital & analogue devices, managing people in engineering, personal development and further analytical methods. Units could be subject to change.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our highly qualified tutors have many years experience working in a wide range of engineering roles in sectors including electrical, electronics, automotive and aeronautical.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AREAS OF STUDY

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• 2 A-Levels at grade 9-4/grade A*-C in mathematics and physics, OR • Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits) at Merit or above, including further maths, OR • An equivalent Level 3 qualification (120 credits) in a related engineering discipline (at Merit or above), including further maths. If you do not fully meet the above criteria it may be possible to gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview where you will be considered individually on your relevant engineering/industrial experience and engineering knowledge. At interview you will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and electrical and electronic engineering principles.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment is on a continual basis and will include a range of methods, such as time-constrained tests, assignments, practical lab-work, research projects and presentations.

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LEVEL

4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Tresham College, Corby Campus Level: 4/5 Number of units: HNC: 8 units HND: 8 units

HNC

Duration: Part-time: 2 years Study time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year.

HND

Duration: Part-time: 2 years Study time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study four units per year. How to apply: Apply on our website www.tresham.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

The course is designed to support industry by providing highly-skilled and motivated individuals that have the opportunity to progress into a broad range of engineering careers.

After successful completion of the HNC, you can apply to progress on to the HND. Upon completion of the HND, you may wish to complete a top-up year to convert these qualifications into a full BSc Degree in Engineering at Bedford College or other universities.

Delivered at our modern campus at Corby, our resources include advanced engineering workshops, for both electronic and mechanical engineering, fully equipped computer suites for 3D modelling activities and 3D Printers which are suitable for a variety of applications from prototypes to customised tools.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will study mandatory units in engineering design, engineering maths, engineering science and managing a project. A further four optional units will also be studied, which, due to the flexible nature of this course, can be selected to meet the needs of students and employers. Units may include robotics and programmable logic controllers, thermodynamics, mechatronics, materials properties and testing and mechanical principles.

STAFF EXPERTISE Staff have all worked in the industry and have extensive experience and knowledge to help support you.

INDUSTRY LINKS We have strong and well-established links with many companies, and our tutors have a vast wealth of experience in the Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma (or equivalent) at Pass or above, including *advanced maths* OR • Level 3 vocational related qualification which includes further maths* OR • A-Levels in maths and/or Science OR • Substantial relevant industrial, or military, experience and further maths*. Entry is subject to a successful interview. *Where formal maths qualifications cannot be provided, applicants can take an internal maths assessment, and a pass grade can be used for entry requirement purposes.

ASSESSMENT METHODS The course is assessed in a number of ways to ensure it challenges you to develop your skill set across various platforms. Methods include reports, assignments, presentations, application of theory, scenario-based discussions, and papers and case studies. You will also be assessed by the submission of project work, which can be based on your current job role, enabling you to apply theory to your current working environment.

Find out more online at www.tresham.ac.uk

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GENERAL ENGINEERING BTEC HNC/HND


Edd’s Story

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING HND I first came to the College on day release from my job with Intra; a company specialising in manufacturing and precision measurement industrial products, based in Hitchin. I started as an Electrical Design Engineer and am now leading the way on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) technology, which is more of a customer facing role where I get to travel and install equipment. My employer has paid for my whole journey through College, and an undergraduate course was always something to be pursued. I do a lot of data handling in my job and so the step up in maths on the course has allowed me to apply myself more at work. The course has also helped me to have an appreciation of what goes on, from an electrical aspect, on the parts we buy in, as we tend to work day to day on the bigger scale stuff.

“My tutors are very approachable and I have developed a good rapport with them over the years. The staff here stay for a long time, which means they fully understand the course and its outcomes, unlike at other colleges I have experienced where there is a high staff turnover. They’re also true industry experts.” The new Buchanan building on campus is fantastic and we were lucky enough to see it being built. The robot lab and programmable logic controllers (PLC) allow students to use equipment as they would in industry, rather than just learn about them in theory. I may progress on to the full degree after the HND but would consider taking a year-long sabbatical to do so. With the increased intensity of such a programme, I’d want to give it my full attention. I fully intend on staying with Intra; they are the only company developing this technology for the automotive industry and it’s still very relevant for me.

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LEVEL

4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 4/5 Number of units: HNC 8 units HND (top up from HNC only) 6-8 units dependent upon units gained at HNC.

HNC

Duration: Part-time: 2 years Study time: Part-time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): Full-time: £8,000 Part-time: £4,000

HND

Duration: HND (top up from HNC only) part-time 1-2 years dependent upon number of units to be studied. Study time: Part-time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): Full-time: £8,000 Part-time: £4,000 How to apply: Apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course is ideal if you are already working in a technical role within the engineering industry and are looking to obtain a vocational qualification at a higher level to support your position or to progress within your organisation. If you are a trainee or an apprentice and have already completed your Level 3 BTEC then this nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to develop your career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at a higher level.

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you will be able to top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at the College. Alternatively you could top up the qualification at university, or enter employment.

AREAS OF STUDY

• Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits) at Merit or above, including further Maths, OR

The typical range of units for the HNC include; analytical methods for engineers; engineering science; manufacturing process; applied pneumatics and hydraulics; materials engineering; engineering design; further analytical methods for engineers; mechanical principles and strengths of materials. The typical range of units for the HND include; fluid mechanics; quality assurance and management; engineering mathematics; advanced cad techniques; heat transfer and combustion; managing people in engineering; strengths of materials and further analytical methods. Units could be subject to change.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our highly qualified tutors have many years’ experience working in a wide range of engineering roles in sectors including mechanical, electronics, automotive and aeronautical.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 2 A-Levels at grade 9-4/grade A*-C in mathematics and physics, OR

• An equivalent Level 3 qualification (120 credits) in a related engineering discipline (at Merit or above), including further maths. If you do not fully meet the above criteria it may be possible to gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview where you will be considered individually on your relevant engineering/industrial experience and engineering knowledge. At interview you will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and mechanical engineering principles.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment is on a continuing basis and will include a range of methods, such as timeconstrained tests, assignments, practical lab-work, research and presentations.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BTEC HNC/HND


LEVEL

6

ENGINEERING BSc (HONS) TOP-UP Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 6 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 1 day per week Part-time: 1 day per week Course fee (per year): Full-time: £8,000 Part-time: £8,000 How to apply: Apply through the University of Northampton www.northampton.ac.uk/applyonline University course code: CBSCENGINTU UCAS Code: H10A

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Northampton

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

If you have graduated with an HND in Engineering, then this course will allow you to top-up to achieve an honours degree qualification in Engineering in one year (two years for part-time). You will build on your existing knowledge gained at HND Level, without the need to take a full three or four year degree programme.

After this course you can enter a number of engineering sectors in the industry including roles within the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors, scientific writing or journalism. Alternatively, you could choose to continue your study at the university towards a post-graduate degree leading to a Master’s level qualification or continue to study an area of specific interest and gain a PhD qualification.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: advanced electro-mechanical system design; machines and mechanisms; computer simulation and modelling; lean manufacturing and quality applications and engineering project.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our highly qualified tutors have many years experience working in a wide range of engineering roles in sectors including electrical, electronics and mechanical engineering. Our staff possess high level qualifications and some hold Doctorates/ Masters in relevant disciplines and are members of professional organisations such as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have a HND in either Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and end of module exams.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

NEW COURSES COMING SOON!*

• BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering • BSc Mechanical Engineering Check the Bedford College website for details. *Subject to validation

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Performance, Music & Media COURSES Your path to a full degree

LEVEL

BA (HONS) TOP-UPS • Media Production BA (Hons)* • Music Technology BA (Hons)* (*validated by UoB)

LEVEL

 ND COURSES AND H FOUNDATION DEGREES • Performing Arts (Performance) BTEC HND (Stella Mann College) • Performing Arts BTEC HND • Media Make-up & Character Design Foundation Degree (FdA) • Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA) • Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

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LEVEL

4

HNC COURSES • Performing Arts (Performance) BTEC HNC (Stella Mann College) • Performing Arts BTEC HNC

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LEVEL

4/5

PERFORMING ARTS (PERFORMANCE) BTEC HNC/HND

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS There are a number of progression routes from Level 4 or 5 study to full Honours degrees and Stella Mann College is currently working on the provision of a top-up course to an Honours degree in Performing Arts from the Level 5 HND.

Level: 4/5

These courses are designed to create versatile professional performers of the highest quality, who will have a strong technical training and wide knowledge of the business they will be entering, in all areas of dance, commercial work, musical theatre, singing and acting. Stella Mann College is located near Bedford town centre.

HNC

AREAS OF STUDY

The main entry qualification is a successful audition and interview at Stella Mann College, where you must pass a ballet class, jazz class and present a singing and/or dance solo. See the Stella Mann College website for more details: www.stellamanncollege.co.uk/our-auditions.

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Stella Mann College

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: Full-time: 5 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): £6,000

HND

Duration: Full-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 5 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): £6,000 How to apply: Apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 HNC Code: 2D11 / HND Code: W470 You will also need to pay £4,275 to undertake the Stella Mann Diploma, BTEC registration fee £198.95 (HNC) or £252.70 (HND), uniform and performance costume costs and a £50 locker deposit (returned at the end of course).

Please note that prices are based on the academic year 2019/20 and subject to change. Please refer to our website for up-to-date fee information.

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As these qualifications will be taught within the full-time Stella Mann College Performer’s Diploma, all students will receive training in the following disciplines: jazz; commercial dance; classical ballet; contemporary; tap; musical theatre; singing; acting; contact or partner work; body conditioning for female students; weight training for male students. All students will receive classes in contextual studies, health and safety (including diet, exercise and injury prevention and management), and professional preparation in subjects such as agents, tax and audition technique.

STAFF EXPERTISE You will be taught exclusively at Stella Mann College in Bedford by tutors with high levels of expertise in a range of performing arts disciplines, including West End Musical Theatre and international commercial work.

INDUSTRY LINKS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Ideally you should also have: • 32-48 UCAS points OR • BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification, but this is not mandatory. We welcome applications from mature students via a successful audition and interview, and a demonstration of vocational experience if they do not meet the criteria stated.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed via a range of methods during the course, including classwork, performance and a variety of assignments, such as progress logs, presentations, research projects and viva voce.

Regular theatre trips are arranged so that you can experience a variety of professional theatre forms. You will also have the opportunity to take part in performances throughout the year in College shows in local professional theatres, and can audition to take part in prestigious external performances, such as Move It!, the Make a Wish Foundation’s Valentine’s Ball at The Dorchester Hotel, and the Ideal Home Exhibition.

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LEVEL

4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 4/5

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: Full-time: 3 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895

HND

Duration: Full-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 3 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 How to apply: Apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 HNC Code: PAO1 / HND Code: 5W29

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

This exciting course has been carefully tailored to prepare you for work in the professional industry. You will explore a wide range of alternative approaches to acting, as well as the naturalistic and classical acting styles. The course is designed to create versatile professional performers. You will build a portfolio of experience vital for auditions. In Year 2 you will choose your specialism in either acting or musical theatre.

We have links with external film companies allowing opportunities for you to take part in film productions. Through the Arts Educational Outreach Programme we are able to work with this prestigious drama school to hone you’ audition techniques. Each year we welcome a visit from the Equity regional manager, to provide valuable advice about working in the industry.

Throughout the course there are lots of opportunities to see live performances and to work with industry professionals on projects, gaining experience and employment connections.

FUTURE OPTIONS

AREAS OF STUDY You will develop your acting skills through various styles, working in our state-of-the-art TV studio and vocal recording studios and exploring practitioners such as: Alexander, Feldenkrais, Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Uta Hagen, Grotowski, Katie Mitchell and Frantic Assembly. Our modular structure allows you to tailor the course to suit your career aspirations by combining musical theatre, dance, singing and acting for camera units alongside the core programme. Working as a company you will prepare for public performances, both in the classic theatre setting but also in site-specific locations.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our lecturers have trained in a wide range of disciplines, including Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, Professional Acting and Contemporary Theatre. They have worked as professional performers for stage and screen and also have experience of costume design, running arts companies and writing and directing plays.

On completion of the HND you will be prepared for a number of different pathways including auditioning for professional work, further study through a top-up to a BA (Hons) degree, or further courses at drama school.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) English at grade 4/grade C or above AND • A BTEC National Diploma or other relevant Level 3 qualification, preferably in a relevant subject OR • A minimum of one A-Level OR • An Access to Higher Education Diploma OR • Appropriate industry experience (please provide details on application). As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your Level 3 studies. You will be invited to attend an audition that will include two audition speeches or one monologue and one song.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessments vary from performances, presentations, essays, workshops and blogs. The course is 80% performance/ practical and 20% theory.

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PERFORMING ARTS (ACTING/MUSICAL THEATRE) BTEC HNC/HND


Sam’s Story

PERFORMING ARTS HNC/HND I came to College to study an undergraduate qualification after completing my A-Levels. I had originally planned to progress on to an apprenticeship in Media Production, but after being told I had a talent for drama and acting, I chose this course at College to focus on developing my skills in this area. I had also been advised that I would be eligible to apply for some of the high-end drama schools at that time, such as RADA and Guildford, but I’m glad I chose to come to College because it has given me such a good grounding in acting skills and techniques. If I do decide to aim for drama school after College then I will feel much more comfortable because of the excellent course content and teaching that I have received here. I was homeschooled up until the age of 14 and being at College has given me so much confidence.

“I love all the elements of this course, including learning about different practitioners, techniques, accents and camera work. I came into the course solely as an actor and I now feel like an all-round performer.” We learn to sing, dance and even learn about different parts of the body, but the course also gets you ready for the pressures of working in the industry and increases your confidence for interviews and other situations in general life. My tutors are kind and motivated. They treat you as adults and provide you with all the support you need, while pushing you to do your best. If you dream of studying a course like this then I definitely recommend the College. It gives you so many opportunities to do different things at any age. Picture taken by Becky, HNC Photography Student

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LEVEL

5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 2 years Part-time: 4 years Study time: Full-time: 2-3 days per week Part-time: 1-2 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 Part-time: £1,500 per 30 credit unit. Students typically study two units per year. Additional £750 approx. over the duration of the course to cover make-up and hair kit, portfolio and excursions plus £50 per year studio resources. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: MCD1 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course will prepare you for a career as a make-up artist in television, film, theatre, prosthetics, advertising and fashion. You will gain experience of a broad range of techniques, craft skills and in-depth analysis valuable to future employers.

On successful completion of this course you will possess the skills to work in the industry as a make-up artist, assisting make-up artists or pursuing a freelance career. You will also have the option to top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university.

The course will allow you to research and realise characters through hair and wig setting, postiche, costume, prop design, prosthetics and designing effects make-up. You will also create convincing and realistic special effects, learn anatomy and physiology and practice drawing from life to identify the body’s reaction, and the visual impact.

AREAS OF STUDY The course will cover the following compulsory units; anatomy and its visual representation; period and editorial make-up and hair; professional practice; researching and creating a character; fantasy character design creation; foundation degree show; professional development and freelancing in the make-up industry; research and applications of high fashion make-up.

STAFF EXPERTISE We have a very experienced teaching team and you will be taught by industry practitioners and experts from specialist media make-up and associated creative industries.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points (BTEC Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject area, A-Level portfolio or 1 A-Level at A grade) AND • English GCSE at grade 4/grade C or above/ Level 2 • Maths GCSE at grade 4/grade C or above/ Level 2 is desirable. We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview and a demonstration of vocational experience if they do not meet the criteria stated. Entry is subject to a successful interview, either face to face or via Skype/telephone. You will be required to produce a portfolio of work showing a broad range of experience in specialist make-up.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Your practical skills will be assessed via practical assessments and portfolios. Your academic ability will be assessed by written reports and essays. You will show your make-up and character research and critical evaluation in reports, sketchbooks and presentations.

INDUSTRY LINKS Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

We have close links with all the local theatres, plus production companies in London and the Midlands providing you with opportunities for work related activity while on the course. Previously you have collaborated with Stella Mann College to deliver a ‘Tribal’ fashion show showcasing the talents and abilities of the Performing Arts pathways.

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MEDIA MAKE-UP & CHARACTER DESIGN FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA)


LEVEL

5

MEDIA PRODUCTION FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 2 years Part-time: 3-4 years Study time: Full-time: 3 days per week Part-time: 1-2 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 Part-time: £1,500 per 30 credit unit. Students typically study 2 units per year. Optional cost for hard drive to store work, approximately £40, plus travel costs for client projects. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: P310 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

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COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course will provide you with a wide range of practical skills in media production. Increasing your understanding and encouraging your personal and professional development. You will be encouraged to undertake work-related activity and use our onsite production training environment to give you realistic training and experience to help with your studies.

You can progress on to a third year course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA (Hons) Media Production degree. This course will also give you the skills you need to start a career in short film, documentary or television production.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: create a production (video production and editing); film studies (film theory and practical video production); ways of seeing (visual language deconstruction); skills development and media in context; media employment; drama adaptation; TV and film documentary (practical video production) and write to direct.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our highly qualified staff have a broad range of media experience and contacts. Staff continue professional development outside their teaching commitments and bring a wealth of experience to the course.

INDUSTRY LINKS

• 32-48 UCAS points from Media or Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification. We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview and a demonstration of vocational experience if you do not meet the criteria stated. Practical examples will need to be sent before the interview and this should be arranged with the interviewer. You will be required to produce a portfolio of work showing practical artefacts e.g. short films, music video or adverts.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Your work will be assessed via a range of methods including project work, assignments, presentations, simulation and case studies.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in media industry projects and internships. Realistic media production is linked to unit content especially in ‘create a production’ and ‘media employment’.

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LEVEL

6

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: 2 days per week Course fee (per year): £9,250 How to apply: Apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: P310

COURSE OVERVIEW

STAFF EXPERTISE

The course emphasises the production process and related current research. Media production is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors; you will study these factors, together with the history of the media, so you can make really effective, powerful media products that connect with their target audiences. Students will be able to gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Media Production. They will develop a portfolio of self-devised production work which they will be able to use to gain employment within the creative industries. Students work very closely with staff when developing ideas and projects.

Our experienced tutors have made independent films and participate in regular national competitions.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course we will cover; Sound, Image and Interaction, Research, Development and Industry, Special Project: Media Production and Contemporary Practices and Debates in the Media.

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Throughout the year we will have visiting speakers from the creative industry joining us for short talks and workshop session. In addition trips will be organised to the National Film Theatre and The Imperial War Museum Archive. The University of Bedfordshire holds regular networking events in Luton and London where ex students and industry professional are invited along to network.

INDUSTRY LINKS Students benefit from visiting industry specialists from media companies, independent script writers and practitioners.

FUTURE OPTIONS This course provides an ideal platform for post graduate study or careers in media production.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of the Media Production FdA or Media Production HND.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Practical film-making, essays, presentations and active research.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

Please note that prices are based on the academic year 2019/20 and subject to change. Please refer to our website for up-to-date fee information.

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MEDIA PRODUCTION BA (HONS) TOP-UP


Neil’s Story MEDIA PRODUCTION FdA

A few years after leaving school I did a Foundation Art degree at a college back home in Northern Ireland. I then left education and worked in retail for over 10 years before taking an Access course. This got me to the necessary level to apply for the Foundation Degree when I moved to Bedford last year. I used to write scripts for screen plays just as a hobby and didn’t know what to do with them, so I wanted to learn about the industry and how scripts are used. This course is very varied - one week we’ll be filming a documentary and the next we’ll be researching Philosophers, such as John Berger who wrote the TV series, ‘Ways of Seeing’ for the BBC.

“I really enjoy the structure of the course and, while it took me a while to get back into the swing of education, there is such a supportive community within the class. I’m 35 and there are three people older than me in the class, so there is a nice mix of ages.” Our tutors are amazing and really helpful for this level of education. They give you plenty of opportunities to get out and make contacts in the industry. We’re in College two days a week and it’s a really good use of time. The things I’ve learned and people I’ve met have made it such a great experience, particularly as I thought I’d be doing retail forever! I’m considering studying for a full degree once the course finishes and would eventually like to get a job directing, but will keep writing my scripts as well.

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LEVEL

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 2 years Part-time: 4 years

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This Foundation Degree is designed to prepare you for employment in the digital music industry. It is a vocational course consisting of practical-based units of study, all of which relate directly to current industry practice: producing records; composing soundtracks to film; TV and games; gaining a grounding in industry standard software and developing entrepreneurship skills.

You can progress straight on to the third year of a course delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA Music Technology degree. This course will also give you the skills you need to start a career in the music industry.

AREAS OF STUDY

Study time: Full-time: 3 days per week Part-time: 2 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 Part-time: £1,500 per 30 credit unit. Students typically study 2 units per year. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: W370 Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk

During this course you will study a range of units using the latest Abelton software. Topics include 21st century production technique’s; music and media; context and listening; production styles; recording and mixing; the business of music production; the business of music technology.

STAFF EXPERTISE All our tutors are very active as practitioners, producing and releasing music on a regular basis. They have experience in the commercial music industries and are up-to-date with current techniques and the latest business practices. Staff will teach you to produce and record different musical styles and genres.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 32-48 UCAS points from Music Technology BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. 90 Credit Diploma, A-Level. We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview and a demonstration of vocational experience if they do not meet the criteria stated.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Your work will be assessed via a range of methods during the course including written assignments, presentations and practical work.

INDUSTRY LINKS

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

This course will help you to further develop the skills that can help you secure a career in the music industry; for example in creative music production, recording, entertainment and new media.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

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LEVEL

6

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY BA (HONS) TOP-UP Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 6 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: 2 days per week Course fee (per year): £9,250 How to apply: Apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: W390

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

This course will enable you to work creatively with music technology. You will compose and mix music, and you will explore the many creative uses of sound in the Media Industries. You will develop knowledge and skills to support your own creativity, including critical listening, arranging, and sound recording.

Students benefit from a range of visiting specialists from the audio production and music industries, including label executives, freelance producers and post production engineers.

Students will be able to gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Technology. They will develop a portfolio of work which they will be able to use to gain employment within the creative industries. Students work very closely with staff when developing ideas and projects.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course, you will study Sound for Media Collaboration, Algorithmic Composition, Radio 24/7 and complete a final Music Technology Project.

STAFF EXPERTISE Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Staff are active practitioners in audio production and are experienced academic leaders.

FUTURE OPTIONS This course provides an ideal platform for Postgraduate study or to support careers in music production, music technology.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of the Music Technology FdA or Music Technology HND.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Practical music production, Essays, Presentations, Active Research.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

Please note that prices are based on the academic year 2019/20 and subject to change. Please refer to our website for up-to-date fee information.

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Psychology & Crime COURSES LEVEL

5

• Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)

NEW COURSE COMING SOON!* Psychology and Criminal Behaviour BA (Hons) (Top-up) Check website for up to date information *subject to validation

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LEVEL

5

PSYCHOLOGY & CRIME FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College and the University of Bedfordshire Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Part-time: available in some circumstances. Please contact us to discuss. Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: C990

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

COURSE OVERVIEW This course covers the study of psychology, criminology and law, with a specific focus on aspects of psychology relevant to understanding people’s behaviour in groups, and the development of an individual through childhood, adolescence and maturity. A part-time route consisting of studying two units per year is also available in some circumstances. Please apply for the course stating part time on your application and we will contact you to discuss the part time option.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will study a range of units including: foundation to psychology; comparative youth justice; work-based learning; study skills and social research; social and lifespan development; professional research and development in psychology; crime and social control.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our staff are highly qualified in the fields of psychology and crime and other related professions such as youth work, education, health, disability and childcare. They are kept up to date through continued professional development activities. All staff have Honours degrees, with most having achieved postgraduate qualifications.

INDUSTRY LINKS You will develop professional skills which can be used in a wide range of industry settings including education, social/support work, youth work, family support, therapeutic support, charitable organisations and public services such as police, probation, youth offending, etc.

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As part of the course, a placement is required which will give you the opportunity to link theory to practice. You will also receive a visit from your lecturer to your placement. Trips (past occasions have been to courts, museums and to parliament) and visiting guest speakers from the industry are also a key component of the course.

FUTURE OPTIONS Following successful completion of your Foundation Degree, you will be able to progress (top-up) to the third year of an Honours degree course to achieve a Psychology & Criminal Behaviour BA (Hons) there are also other top-up options available.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS Points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A-Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent). • English GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent. • Maths GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable. We welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry. You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting related to psychology and crime (minimum one day per week) for the duration of the course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you in this.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed through written assignments, exams, presentations, reflective diaries and a work-based learning qualification.

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PSYCHOLOGY & CRIME

Kerri’s Story

PSYCHOLOGY & CRIME FdA I qualified as a Florist back in 2008 after studying at Shuttleworth College and worked in the industry for the next six years. I then had a change of career and started working with children with special educational needs. I’d always been interested in this area, but didn’t know how to get started, so I volunteered and was then offered a full-time role. I now work in a residential home supporting young people with special needs while studying for the Foundation Degree one day a week in College. We have to do 100 hours of placement, so I do this as part of my work and my tutor comes into the workplace to see me.

“I chose College over university because of the smaller class sizes and the fact that this course offered both Psychology and Criminology; most universities offer them only as separate courses.” While I was more interested in the Psychology side of the course to start with, I now want to pursue the Criminology aspect. My plan is to top-up to the full degree here with the College and University of Bedfordshire and then do a law conversion degree. My aim is to become a Solicitor or Defence Lawyer. We’ve been to Luton Crown Court where it was interesting to see how the judge came to their verdict, and we’re going to the Old Bailey as well. Although it was a big shock getting back into education after a break, the tutors are really supportive of everyone in this situation, as well as the fact I have two young children and have to juggle home commitments with a full-time job and College!

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Science COURSES LEVEL

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• Applied Biology BTEC HND

• Applied Biology BTEC HNC

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LEVEL

4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 4/5

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study 4 units per year.

HND (top-up from Applied Biology HNC)

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study 4 units per year. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 HNC Code and HND Code: AP01 Part-time: apply on our website www.tresham.ac.uk

COURSE OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY LINKS

What food is good for you? Why is blood red? How is disease transmitted? How do animals reproduce? What molecules are in your food? How does the environment work? If you are asking questions like this and have a keen interest in biology, this course could be just for you.

Our close links to the science sector as a whole means that you will benefit from the knowledge and insight of industry experts and guest lecturers.

FUTURE OPTIONS

As a student on this course you will join our undergraduate community and be taught by highly experienced and professional lecturers. The course actively encourages independent, critical thinking and a mixture of group and individual work, allowing you to develop your understanding of key concepts, principles and practices in biology.

On completion of a HND you can top up your qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university. The course opens up excellent career opportunities for those in, and new to, the industry.

The course focuses on equipping you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in or advance your employment in biologically-based industries.

• GCSEs 9-4/A*-C in English, maths and science. Functional Skills at Level 2 AND

AREAS OF STUDY You will study a variety of units across the biological sciences including cell biology, biochemistry of macromolecules and metabolic pathways, physiology of cellular systems in animals , laboratory techniques for applied biology, analysis of scientific data and information.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• 32-48 UCAS tariff points including a science/ biology subject OR • Applied Science BTEC Level 3 or a related discipline • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification and industry experience. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered on relevant work experience rather than qualifications.

In addition to these mandatory core units, you will study a variety of specialist units giving a broad technical knowledge and understanding of aspects of applied biology.

STAFF EXPERTISE The course is taught in small groups by well qualified lecturers with a wide range of industry backgrounds. The teaching team have adopted a hands-on, flexible learning approach to best familiarise you with industry and academic practice.

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APPLIED SCIENCE

APPLIED BIOLOGY BTEC HNC/HND


Sport COURSES

LEVEL

• Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC HND • Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc) • Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

LEVEL

• Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC HNC

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LEVEL

4/5

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Shuttleworth College Level: 4/5

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: Full-time: 3 days per week Course fee (per year): £5,895

HND (top-up from HNC Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Duration: Full-time: 1 year Study time: Full-time: 3 days per week Course fee (per year): £5,895 How to apply: Apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 HNC Code: S0A1 / HND Code: N801 Other course costs: Optional Instructor/Coaching Courses: £100+ Trips / Residential: £300 Optional trips to include: yachting in the Mediterranean, expeditions in the UK or abroad, skiing and snowboarding, and rock climbing in Spain. Cost varies depending on trip Uniform: £55 Kit: Wetsuit (5mm) £100, wetsuit boots £30, walking boots £100, waterproof trousers £50, waterproof jacket £75, fleeces, gloves, hats, sports/gym kit. (If already owned no need to purchase). Travel costs associated with transport to work placement

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course is a launch pad for those who have experience in outdoor adventure delivery who wish to further their coaching, teaching, instructing and facilitating skills. A key focus of the course is to introduce and enhance management skills in the outdoor adventure, sport and leisure sectors. All modules integrate theory and practical, there will be an expectation to achieve NGB qualifications that are integrated into the course.

Successful completion of the HNC leads on to the HND or into employment. On completing the course students will be able to continue their learning and development by applying through UCAS for direct entry on to the second or third year of a degree programme, or to seek employment within the outdoor adventure, sport and leisure industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will have the option to study a range of units including: risk and safety management in the outdoors, outdoor leadership, expedition planning, managing in an outdoor facility, adventure programming, land/water based activities, use of media and technology in the outdoors, plus a research project.

STAFF EXPERTISE Our tutors have the industry experience and practical expertise to enable you to develop higher level skills in sailing, climbing, kayaking and canoeing, as well as your coaching and leadership skills.

INDUSTRY LINKS Shuttleworth College run a careers and work placement event each year where employers such as PGL, Rockley, UKSA and local providers such as Grafham Water Centre, Fairland’s Valley Outdoor Centre and Big Rock Climbing Centre attend. There are work placement opportunities in Year 1 and 2, as well as working as an instructor at Shuttleworth Activity Centre delivering to schools, groups and also students studying on the BTEC Level 2/3 course.

• 48 UCAS points from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma qualification in a relevant subject area studied over a two year period OR • 48 UCAS points from relevant A-levels OR equivalent Level 3 qualification • Applicants should hold a GCSE in English AND Maths at grade 9-4/grade A*-C or equivalent Entry is subject to a successful interview. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will learn through a variety of teaching methods including practical activities, guest speakers, visits to sport and leisure industry facilities and organisations and traditional seminars and research projects. Coursework for assessment includes written reports, presentations, practical observations and timed assignments.

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SPORT (OUTDOOR ADVENTURE) BTEC HNC/HND


Chris’s Story OUTDOOR ADVENTURE HND

After studying the Level 2 and Level 3 Outdoor Education courses here at Shuttleworth, I went out to work in industry for four years. I freelanced at various places including Willen Lake and Grafham Water and also got a job at Center Parcs, Woburn, where I still work as an Instructor on the lake and with the high ropes. I realised I needed to study for some higher qualifications in order to progress my career. My tutors had already spoken to me about applying for an undergraduate course, so I decided to return to College. I am really enjoying the practical elements of the HND. When I looked at university courses they were all theory based, so the only way to get practical experience was to join clubs outside of the course.

“For me, coming back to study is about adding to my existing knowledge in order to grow my portfolio and open up more opportunities, and this is exactly what Shuttleworth College offers. “ Many of us on the course are already qualified in certain activities and so we get to focus on set activities for our personal development; for me it’s currently white water rafting and climbing. Plus being at College enables us to take other qualifications at very reduced rates. I have since got my RYA power boat and BMC climbing qualifications. The contacts we gain through our tutors are invaluable. They have all worked in industry, so the course is great for networking. Their knowledge base is also excellent and they are always here to help us. They recently set up an interview day where companies in industry come in to talk to us. We also get to join them to teach the Level 2 students once a week in their practical sessions. I am planning to move on to the BA top-up after the HND. I’m considering training to become a Tutor or Lecturer at a college, which I’ll need to take a PGCE for, or I may continue freelancing. In the meantime I’m hoping to travel to Australia and New Zealand next year to experience the outdoor industry over there.

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SPORT SCIENCE (PERSONAL TRAINING) FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 3 days per week (With opportunity for additional vocational study) Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 Plus £30 for clothing How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Bedford College Code: C613

COURSE OVERVIEW This course will provide you with a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to work in the sport, health and fitness industry as a qualified personal trainer.

AREAS OF STUDY Units you can study on the course will include: employment in the sports industry; management and supervision in the sports industry; fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology; psychology of sport, exercise and health; functional anatomy and physiology; exercise physiology; exercise principles and instruction; advanced exercise principles and personal training. You will complete work experience and project related units which require the completion of a minimum of 80 hours work experience in the first year and 100 hours in the second year. There is also the opportunity to gain commercially-recognised qualifications such as YMCA Awards in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.

STAFF EXPERTISE

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Within our sports team is a range of subject specialists with Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in a range of sports-related fields. The team also has a range of vocational experience and some are actively engaged with, and working in, the sports industry.

INDUSTRY LINKS You will benefit from our established links with Sport Bedford and Bedford Borough leisure centres (Fusion). We also have a strong partnership with the Sports Development Unit within the Bedford Borough

Council, which will allow you to gain access to local community events, courses, employers and voluntary work that will strengthen your vocational experiences.

FUTURE OPTIONS On successful completion of this course you can progress straight on to the third year of a course delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BSc Sport Science Degree. Utilising the knowledge gained from this course you could also go into employment in the sports coaching, fitness, health and performance industries.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 32-48 UCAS points (BTEC: Pass Merit Profile) from a Level 3 course (A-Level, Level 3 Diploma or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject area) studied over a two year period • GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C or Level 2 equivalent in English and maths Entry may be subject to a successful interview. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be continuously assessed throughout the course via practical assessment, coursework and presentations.

Find out more online at www.bedford.ac.uk

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SPORT SCIENCE (SPORTS COACHING) FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc)

COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course offers a mixture of practical, scientific, technical and business principles. You will develop knowledge of sport alongside practical development that actively prepares you for a career in sports coaching and the sports industry. By combining theory and practice you will learn the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace.

On successful completion of this course you can progress straight on to the third year of a course delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BSc Sport Science Degree. Utilising the knowledge gained from this course you could also go into employment in the sports coaching, fitness, health and performance industries.

Level: 5

AREAS OF STUDY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Duration: Full-time: 2 years

Units you can study on the course include: employment in the sports industry; management and supervision in the sports industry; fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology; psychology of sport, exercise and health; functional anatomy and physiology; exercise physiology; coaching for participation; sports coaching and performance development.

• 32-48 UCAS points (BTEC: Pass Merit Profile) from a Level 3 course (A-Level, Level 3 Diploma or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject area) studied over a two year period

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus

Study time: 3 days per week (With opportunity for additional vocational study) Course fee (per year): Full-time: £6,165 Plus £30 for clothing How to apply: Apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 Code: SC01

You will complete work experience and project related units which require the completion of a minimum of 80 hours work experience per year.

STAFF EXPERTISE

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Within our sports team is a range of subject specialists with Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in a range of sports-related fields. The team also has a range of vocational experience and some are actively engaged with, and working in, the sports industry.

• GCSE grade 9-4/grade A*-C or Level 2 equivalent in English and maths Entry is subject to a successful interview. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be continuously assessed throughout the course via practical assessment, coursework and presentations.

INDUSTRY LINKS You will benefit from links with Arena Sports, National Volleyball Centre, Kettering Rugby Football Club, Northants FA, Rugby Football Union and Northamptonshire Sport. You will also gain access to local community events, courses, employers and voluntary work through our relationship with local sports development organisations and sports clubs.

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SPORT

Chloe’s Story SPORT SCIENCE HND

My goal is to become a Sports Psychologist and studying towards a degree here at College is my first step towards this. I did my Level 3 qualification here and after that it was very important to me to be in an environment where I knew I’d succeed, and which would enable me to go on and complete a full degree at university. I used to play football as a Midfielder and now enjoy going to the gym. I also love helping people get to the bottom of who they are and how things in life affect them. I recently read a story about the Golfer, Rory McIlroy, and his experience with a Sports Psychologist. I realised that, whether it’s one person or a whole team you work with, sports psychology helps people get better and be at the top of their game again. Studying sport science combines the coaching and physiological side of sport with the study of the mind; all elements that I need to gain experience in to pursue a career in the field. There are so many elements of the course I enjoy, such as biomechanics, anatomy and physiology, as well as the combination of science and maths to discover, for example, how humans move through their joints. The course also offers plenty of opportunities outside of College, including a trip to Irthlingborough Activity Centre to work with young people.

“The tutors are brilliant and will help you wherever they can. They always have time for you and will provide references for work.” I’m looking to top-up to a full degree after College at the University of Bedfordshire, Nottingham Trent University or St Mary’s University in Twickenham, which offers a specialist Applied Sport Psychology course. I’d like to get some more work experience under my belt after university and do a Masters. My ultimate goal is to get a PhD in the subject.

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Teacher Education COURSES Your path to a full degree

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• Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (Cert Ed/PGCE) • Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education University Certificates in Continuing Professional Development

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• Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA) • Education & Training Level 5 Diploma

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Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus

COURSE OVERVIEW

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is suitable if you are currently working as a teaching assistant or in other educational settings, and aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and expertise required for working with children of primary age. The Foundation Degree is specifically designed for support staff working in education or those interested in developing a route into teaching.

• 32-48 UCAS points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A-Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent)

Level: 5 Duration: Part-time: 2 years and 2 terms Study time: Part-time: 4 hours per week including tutorials (you will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours) Course fee (per year): £1,541 per 30 credit unit. Students typically study three units in years one and two, and two units in year 3. How to apply: Apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: introduction to HE studies; developing learning; supporting literacy and mathematical development; inclusive practice; English: theory and practice; reflections on practice; supporting discovery learning and supporting personal, social and emotional development.

• English GCSE at grade 4/grade C or above OR Level 2 equivalent • Maths GCSE at grade 4/grade C or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable We welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry. You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting in a school environment (minimum two days per week) for the duration of the course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you in this.

STAFF EXPERTISE

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Our staff have a wide range of industry expertise in the fields of childcare, youth work, primary education, health and psychology. They are kept up-todate through continued professional development activities. All staff have achieved postgraduate qualifications and may also be working towards a doctorate.

All units are assessed by a variety of methods including written assignments, presentations, research projects and reflective journals. You will develop the skills of reflective practice and the writing of a reflective journal, and commitment to personal and professional development is a requirement of this Foundation Degree.

FUTURE OPTIONS On successful completion of this course you will have enhanced your knowledge of education to help develop your career or move into a teaching-related role. You can also progress on to a third year top-up degree, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve an Applied Education Studies BA (Hons) Degree. With further study you can also enter teacher training and gain Qualified Teacher Status.

Apply online today at www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

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TEACHER EDUCATION

EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA)

5


LEVEL

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 5 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 1 day per week Part-time: 3 hours per week You will also need to do a teaching placement. Course fee (per year): Full-time: £2,563 Part-time: £1,281 How to apply: Apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

You will cover the theories and principles of education and training and be given the opportunity to embed these in your own teaching and practice.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

FUTURE OPTIONS

This course is for those who want to teach in the Post-Compulsory Education sector. You will have career aspirations to teach in Further Education, Undergraduate or Adult and Community Learning. The qualification leads to QTLS (Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills) which is the main requirement to teach in the Post-Compulsory Education Sector. QTLS is given for those wanting to teach learners aged over 16 years of age and is awarded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). This is different to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which is for those wishing to teach in schools.

On successful completion of this course you will be qualified to practice as a Teacher or Trainer in the Further Education, Undergraduate or Adult and Community Learning sector. The Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills qualification can now be transferred to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and this could be a route for teachers wanting to teach in Secondary Education.

AREAS OF STUDY This course will enable you to take a practical and analytical approach to all the aspects of training and education, right from planning and designing learning through to teaching, assessing and supporting learners. You will also cover the theories and principles of education and training and be given the opportunity to embed these in your own teaching and practice. During the course you will have the opportunity to carry out research into education and training, investigate policies and professionalism in the education and training sectors, research your own role and potential as a teacher/trainer, contribute to quality improvement within your own organisation, help develop quality assurance within your own teaching practice, demonstrate theories and principles of inclusive teaching and learning in professional practice.

AREAS OF STUDY Our staff are highly experienced tutors with a sold background in the education sector.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • A minimum of a Level 3 qualification in your subject area • Completed 100 hours of teaching • A commitment to work towards completing maths and English at Level 2 (GCSE grade C) by the end of the course, if you do not already have these qualifications • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance • Level 5 requires PTLLS (full-time only) You will be required to attend two interviews; one informal exploratory talk with the tutor and one formal interview with the tutor and mentor/department head for which you will have to prepare a microteaching session. This process may take several weeks to complete.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be allocated a dedicated tutor who will assess your work. To progress you will complete various assignments, both theoretical and practical. Your tutor will check your work, they will also provide you advice, support and guidance to achieve the standard required by the City & Guilds courses in Education and Training. There is no formal exam, however the course requires that your tutor will observe you teaching your own candidates on a minimum of eight hours/ occasions. This will be arranged with you on a one-to-one basis to suit your schedule.

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LEVEL

4/5/6

Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 4/5/6 Duration: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week - 1 day in class plus at least 1 full day per week in a work placement. Part-time: 3 hours per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours) Course fee (per year): Full-time: ÂŁ6,250 Part-time: ÂŁ3,125

COURSE OVERVIEW

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course provides core professional training in teaching for staff who would like to work in the area of lifelong learning, addressing the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) National Standards for Teaching and Learning in Further and PostCompulsory Education. It comprises a single course that can be taken at two levels, either the Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) or the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). This course is equivalent to the Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET). The course is designed for people who would like to teach students aged over 16 years old.

This course is suitable for those with a degree qualification, or those with a Level 3 qualification within a specific subject. If you do not have at least Level 2 English and maths (GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4) qualifications you will be required to achieve these within the year. You must be willing to undergo Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. Some appropriate teachingrelated experience and a successful interview will also be required.

Successful applicants will also become students of the University of Bedfordshire and have access to their facilities and amenities.

AREAS OF STUDY During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: planning and assessing learning; understanding teaching and learning; evaluation and action research; theories and principles of inclusive learning and teaching; teaching development and professionalism.

How to apply: Apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

This course runs as both a full-time pre-service one year course, or a two year part-time, in-service course. For the full-time route placements will be arranged at Bedford College or Tresham College. To start the part-time, in-service course you must be teaching in post-compulsory education (further, higher or adult) for at least 50 hours per academic year.

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will also be assessed via a variety of assignments, observations and a portfolio. You will also be required to complete a programme of observed teaching, which links practice with course theory.

FUTURE OPTIONS

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

On successful completion you will be qualified to practice as a teacher or trainer in the lifelong learning and further education sector. Further courses can be taken at the University of Bedfordshire either to improve subject specialism or to further career prospects. You will also be able to apply for Professional Formation for Teachers and Trainers in the Lifelong Learning and FE Sector (QTLS/ATLS) status.

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TEACHER EDUCATION

TEACHING IN POST-COMPULSORY EDUCATION (CERT ED/PGCE)


LEVEL

5

TEACHING IN POSTCOMPULSORY EDUCATION UNIVERSITY (CERTIFICATES IN CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT) Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College or Tresham College, Kettering Campus Level: 5 Course length: 1 year Study time: Dependent on pathway

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TEACHING LEARNERS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS

TEACHING ENGLISH (LITERACY CPD) IN THE LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR

Duration: 1 year

Study time: 2 hours per week at College

Study time: 2 hours per week at College Cost: £1,500

MENTORING IN EDUCATION IN THE LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR Duration: 1 year Study time: Several workshops at College plus distance learning

Duration: 1 year Cost: £1,500

TEACHING MATHS (NUMERACY CPD) IN THE LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR Duration: 1 year Study time: 2 hours per week at College Cost: £1,500

Cost: £1,000

Apply online today at www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

How to apply: Apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Please note that prices are based on the academic year 2019/20 and subject to change. Please refer to our website for up-to-date fee information.

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These individual courses help you work towards a full teaching qualification, and are taught at College, through distance learning, or a combination of both.

AREAS OF STUDY University Certificate – Continuing Professional Development in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (SEND)

45 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE You will consider how to plan and deliver inclusive learning and teaching, how to work with others to promote the inclusion of disabled learners, and learners with a Specific Educational Need or Disability (SEND) (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome). You will also investigate an area of disability and apply this learning to your own practice. University Certificate – Mentoring in Education in the Lifelong Learning Sector

30 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE You will cover theory and practice of mentoring, examination of good practice, professional values and practice necessary for effective mentoring, the mentoring relationship, ethical dimensions of the mentoring role, mentoring styles and approaches, and reflection of personal skills.

University Certificate – Teaching English (Literacy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector

45 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE You will cover developing personal language use to a high level, understanding the nature and interdependency of the four language skills and how they apply to teaching, investigating issues which influence language learning, studying the theory behind lexis, grammar and phonetics, exploring how the main theories relate to literacy teaching, plus using the core curriculum to create literacy teaching programmes. University Certificate – Teaching Maths (Numeracy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector

45 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE You will cover understanding of educational theory to conceptualise the process of developing a command of numeracy/maths, barriers to numeracy/maths learning and how to develop strategies to overcome them, evaluation of a range of teaching methods and approaches and associated materials, development of your own numeracy/ maths skills to standards required in subject specifications. Enhancing your teaching through constructive use of reflection and feedback.

FUTURE OPTIONS Each certificate is worth between 30-45 credits, which may be used as building blocks towards a full Bachelor’s degree at university. Alternatively the course can be used as evidence for professional development.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be engaged in teaching in postcompulsory (further, adult or workplace) education for at least 30 hours per year. To start a certificate you must also have completed a Cert Ed/PGCE (page 107), but you may be admitted to the course without this qualification if you can demonstrate the ability to work at Level 5. A successful interview will also be required.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment on the course is via a system of credits. Credits are awarded when you can demonstrate, through a portfolio of work or project, that you have met the learning outcomes of the units on each certificate. Assessments may also include written assignments, personal logs and observations. For courses delivered through distance learning, online sessions will be used for discussions and group exercises, which you will need to supplement with independent study.

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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COURSE OVERVIEW


Kylie’s Story

TEACHING IN POST-COMPULSORY EDUCATION (CERT ED/PGCE) CERTIFICATE I have worked in an early years setting since leaving school. A few years back, I was working in a nursery as a Deputy Manager and decided to study for a degree in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Northampton. After graduating I was offered a teaching position at Tresham College on their Childcare courses, which I would do alongside studying for my PGCE with the College. Having the balance of teaching experience, and being able to discuss things in the classroom with my PGCE group, has been really valuable. I decided to focus my Action Research Topic on the roles of the Tutor and Personal Achievement Tutor in colleges, and whether students think they need both. This was a really helpful part of the PGCE course, because it enabled me to choose an area I wanted to look at it in more detail and understand it better. Everyone in my PGCE group is very supportive and we have plenty of discussions into teaching methods and approaches that we can incorporate into our own lessons. It’s also nice to be able to compare the different settings people work in; for instance, one of my fellow students works in a SEN school.

“My tutor is very enthusiastic and is always there to support me. I feel I am better supported studying at College compared to university, and my tutor is so invested that he will adapt his lessons to suit our different workplace environments.” The PGCE has taken up a lot of time, but has been a great experience and one that impacts my teaching on a daily basis. I’m looking forward to developing the work placement side of the course for my students next year to ensure they are getting the best industry experience they can.

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Travel & Tourism COURSES LEVEL

• International Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HND

LEVEL

• International Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC

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LEVEL

4/5

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM MANAGEMENT BTEC HNC/HND Start date: September 2020 Based at: Bedford College Level: 4/5

HNC

Duration: Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours) Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study 4 units per year.

HND (top-up from International

Travel & Tourism Management HNC) Duration: Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years Study time: Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 1/2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours) Course fee (per year): Full-time: £5,895 Part-time: £768 per 15 credit unit. Students typically study 4 units per year. How to apply: Full-time: apply through UCAS – www.ucas.com – Institution BEDFB23 HNC Code: N810 / HND Code: N81A Part-time: apply on our website www.bedford.ac.uk There is also an additional charge for trips which is payable on enrolment.

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INDUSTRY LINKS

Using a combination of practical and academic approaches, you will learn about operational practice as well as UK and international travel and tourism. Whether you are new to the industry or have experience of working in a related organisation, this qualification will enhance your career prospects. You will have the option to complete a variety of trips and visits to enhance your studies. Past residential destinations have included Dubai and Malta.

We have strong links with Swissport, London Luton Airport, local hotels, Woburn Safari Park and many other travel & tourism providers. Previous students have gone on to complete full degrees at universities such as Northampton, Sunderland and Brighton. Many have secured excellent positions including cabin crew for Etihad Airways and roles at Wrest Park country estate.

AREAS OF STUDY Mandatory units studied include: The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry; Managing the Customer Experience; Professional Identity and Practice; The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit and Leadership and Management. You may also study: Tour Operators; Global Destinations; Marketing Essentials; Airport Operation Management and Destination Marketing. Additional units may also be available.

STAFF EXPERTISE All of the Teaching staff have a degree in Travel and Tourism and continually update their industry knowledge and skills to ensure that their expertise is current. They have a wide range of industry experience having worked with airlines, airports, tour operators, travel agents and in resort management.

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FUTURE OPTIONS On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND, you will have the option to top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. Managerial roles cover a wide range of disciplines such as tourism development, visitor attractions, flight and passenger operations, marketing and sales, events and destination planning.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • A Level profile demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject OR • Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in OR • Equivalent related Level 3 qualification OR • Access to Higher Education Diploma We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on relevant work experience rather than qualifications. All candidates must have a good level of written and spoken English.

ASSESSMENT METHODS A variety of assessment methods are used including written assignments, seminars, presentations, role play, journals, work based projects, discussions and displays.

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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM MANAGEMENT HNC

I studied Travel & Tourism Level 2 at the College back in 2012 and then lost interest in learning for a while. I’ve always wanted to be successful and came back to College last year to do my English and maths Functional Skills. It was then that I approached one of the Travel & Tourism tutors on campus and got an interview for the HNC. Travel & Tourism can lead to so many different roles in industry. The HNC covers management as well, so you get a taste of business, which I really enjoy. We also learn about marketing, life cycles and training and coaching. I’m very keen to help give others the opportunity to learn and so I want to pursue the training and coaching side further after College, perhaps by working in staff training for tour reps or travel agencies. My tutors are very supportive and, while the work is challenging, it gives me something to strive for and gives me routine. We’re in College two days a week, but the other days are spent on coursework. We do a lot of presentations, video and group discussions, which is good training for a customer-facing industry, and the tutors always make you feel comfortable.

“This year we went to Dubai, which is something I didn’t think I’d experience at this point in my life. I loved the aquarium and the Burj Khalifa.” I want to progress on to the HND next year and then top-up to a full degree at university. For other people considering coming back to education after a break, I’d say make sure you’re prepared and organised, and don’t worry about being a bit older than others in the class. It’s actually a good thing as different opinions come out in discussions, which are really helpful.

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Jerradee’s Story


A-Z Course Index

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3D Design BTEC HNC/HND

39

Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND

47

Access to Higher Education

26

Health & Social Care Foundation Degree (FdA)

65

Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)

30

Interior Design BTEC HND

49

Agriculture BSc

31

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Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

34

International Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC/HND

Animal Science BSc

35

Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

81

Applied Biology BTEC HNC/HND

97

Media Make-up & Character Design Foundation Degree (FdA)

87

Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree)

38

Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)

88

Arts Practice BTEC HNC/HND

43

Media Production BA (Hons) Top-Up

89

Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

74

Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

91

Business BTEC HNC/HND

60

Music Technology BA (Hons)

92

Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

63

Performing Arts (Acting/Musical Theatre) BTEC HNC/HND

85

Computing BTEC HNC/HND

67

Construction BTEC HNC/HND

71

Performing Arts (Performance) BTEC HNC/HND (Stella Mann College)

84

Civil Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

73

Photography BTEC HNC/HND

50

Construction & The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) HNC

72

Photography BA (Hons)

58

Product Design BTEC HND

52

Creative Media Production ( Visual Effects)

41

Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)

94

Digital Technologies BSc (Hons)

68

Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC HNC/HND

99

Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

101

Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

102

Education and Training Level 5 Diploma

106

Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA)

105

Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

78

Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-Up

82

Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

79

Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC

44

Fashion BA (Hons)

53

Fashion BTEC HND

45

Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

56

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Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

76

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (CertEd/PGCE)

107

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (University Certificates in Continuing Professional Development)

108

Textiles BTEC HND

45

Textiles BA (Hons)

53

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