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WELCOME to our Group prospectus

open days

We are following government guidelines strictly and our Open Days will reflect this, so please check our website for updates. Choose a date (or two) from below to: Find out about our campuses Talk to our tutors Get careers advice from our team of advisers

Deciding what to do after GCSEs is a big decision and it’s important to make the right choice for you. We aim to give you the best possible learning experience while you’re with us and the best preparation for when you leave us. Whether that is for university, an apprenticeship or work.

So, have a look through and see if we could be the right fit for you.

Contents

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Our Study Programmes 6

Access to University

54-61

Contact Details

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Animal Management

62-67

Applied Science

68-75

Shuttleworth College

76-91

Saturday 13 November 2021, 9.30am-12.30pm

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Our Campuses

10-11

Art & Design

Bedford College

12-13

Business

Getting to Bedford College

14-17

Computing

102-109

Shuttleworth College

18-19

Construction

110-127

Getting to Shuttleworth College

20-21

Electrical Installation

128-135

Tresham College - Corby Campus

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Engineering

136-145

Tresham College - Kettering Campus

24-25

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

146-149

Tresham College - Wellingborough Campus

26-27

Equine Management

150-155

Getting to our Tresham College Campuses

28-29

Floristry

156-161

Student Destinations

30-31

Foundation Learning

162-163

Student Life

32-35

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

164-175

92-101

Student Support

36

Health, Care & Childcare

176-187

Fees and Funding

37

Hospitality & Catering

188-193

Work Placement

38

Land & The Environment

194-203

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Your Study Programme

Motor Vehicle

204-211

English and maths

40-41

National College for Motorsport

212-215

Progression

42-43

Outdoor Adventure

216-223

Apprenticeships

44-47

Performing Arts, Media & Music

224-237

T Levels

48-49

Plumbing & Gas

238-245

Countdown to College

50-51

Sport

246-255

Full-time Study Programmes

52-53

Travel & Tourism

256-263

Uniformed Public Services

264-271

The Bedford Sixth Form

272-273

Part-time Courses

274-275

Undergraduate Courses

276

The Prince’s Trust Programme

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Tresham College CORBY Tuesday 16 November 2021, 5.00pm-8.00pm

Welcome from the Principal Top 10 Reasons to Choose Us

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If you can’t wait for an event, go to www.bedfordcollegegroupopendays.co.uk to hear from our Principal and find out more about our subjects and locations. You can also take a virtual tour of our campuses.

Bedford College

Key Information

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Kettering Wednesday 24 November 2021, 5.00pm-8.00pm

Wellingborough Tuesday 23 November 2021, 5.00pm-8.00pm

National College for Motorsport

Tuesday 30 November 2021, 5.00pm-7.00pm

We are following government guidelines and our up-to-date policies and procedures relating to COVID-19 can be found here: www.bedfordcollegegroup.co.uk/covid19

Find out about our next Open Days and register your place online at: www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk phone 0345 658 8990

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Hello, from the principal

Bedford College, Cauldwell Street Campus

I am delighted that you have chosen to explore The Bedford College Group.

Triumph Way, Woburn Road Industrial Estate, Kempston MK42 7QB

Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AH

Bedford College, Brooks Salon 85 High St, Bedford MK40 1NE

Bedford College, Kempston Campus

We have designed this prospectus to give you all the information you need to make the most of your time with us, whether you are planning to study at Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, Tresham College or the National College for Motorsport.

Advanced Automotive Technology Centre

This prospectus is full of information on everything from careers guidance to Study Programmes, the student life experience and support – giving you everything you need to make the most of the services and facilities on offer.

Old Warden Park, Biggleswade SG18 9DX

We are committed to continually improving the standard of service we offer you, and will always do our best to ensure that you enjoy your time with us. If you have any questions, or if you need any assistance, feel free to contact us – we will always be happy to help you. I wish you every success during your time with us.

Brunel Road, Bedford MK41 9TJ

Shuttleworth College, Tresham College, Corby Campus

Oakley Road, Corby NN17 1NE

Tresham College, Kettering Campus

Windmill Avenue, Kettering NN15 6ER

Tresham College, Wellingborough Campus

Church Street, Wellingborough NN8 4PD

National College for Motorsport

Ian Pryce CBE Principal & Chief Executive

Unit 2285, Silverstone Park, Towcester NN12 8GX

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10 reasons to join us FANTASTIC EDUCATION Ofsted rates us ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features, so you’ll receive the very best education to ensure your success. The College has been awarded the Matrix standard which is a quality standard for organisations seeking to assess and measure their information, advice and guidance services in a learning environment. This means you will get the very best support and guidance from everyone within the College.

FUTURE PROSPECTS 94% of our students move on to further study, apprenticeships or employment.* Studying with us gives you strong future prospects.

FIND WHAT YOU LOVE Our vast range of Study Programmes ensures you will find a subject you love, opening up more choices, opportunities and experiences.

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

FANTASTIC FACILITIES Train in industry-standard environments from workshops and studios to salons and theatres.

PERSONALISED SUPPORT You will be assigned your own Personal Achievement Tutor to assist and support you throughout your college experience.

WORK EXPERIENCE Participate in the perfect work placement for you thanks to our links with hundreds of top employers. This real life on-the-job experience will enhance your CV and prepare you for employment.

SUCCESS GUARANTEED We are so confident you’ll achieve your qualification with us that if you don’t we’ll give you £100 or refund any fees paid.***

GUARANTEED PROGRESSION All full-time students can progress on to the next level with us, right up to degree-level.*** * Source: 2019-20 Student Destinations Report ** Source: First Impressions Survey 2020 *** Visit: www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/terms-and-conditions to view our Terms & Conditions

Many of our tutors work, or have worked, in the industry they teach – what better way to learn about the real working world than from people who have experienced it?

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 95% of our students would recommend us.** Don’t just take our word for it — listen to our students.

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our campuses

Leicester

We offer all of the following subjects at our campuses...

BC

Bedford College, Cauldwell Street Campus

resham College, T Corby Campus

Peterborough Corby

• Access to University • Applied Science

• Access to University • Applied Science

• Art & Design

Bedfordshire

Rushden

• Art & Design • Business • Construction

BCV

• Electrical Installation

BCK

• Foundation Learning • Health, Care & Childcare

Milton Keynes

• Performing Arts, Media & Music • Sport

• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Wellingborough

Daventry

• Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Bedford Biggleswade

• Health, Care & Childcare

Northampton

• Hospitality & Catering • Motor Vehicle

Ampthill

• Travel & Tourism

Rushden

• Engineering

BCB

Wixams

• Plumbing & Gas

Towcester NC4M

• Uniformed Public Services

NC4M

BCB Bedford College Brooks • Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

SC

Leighton Buzzard Dunstable

Luton

resham College, T Kettering Campus BCK

• Agriculture • Animal Management • Countryside Management • Equine Management • Fisheries • Floristry • Horticulture & Gardening • Outdoor Adventure

Bedford College, Kempston Campus Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre • Plumbing & Gas

BCV Advanced Automotive

Technology Centre • Motor Vehicle

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National College for Motorsport • Motorsport

Shuttleworth College • Access to University

Higham Ferrers

• Electrical Installation

• Engineering • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

• Construction • Computing

St Neots

• Computing

Kettering

• Business

• Access to University • Applied Science • Art & Design

resham College, T Wellingborough Campus

• Business

• Access to University • Business

• Computing

• Computing

• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

• Construction

• Foundation Learning

• Electrical Installation

• Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy • Health, Care & Childcare

• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

• Performing Arts, Media & Music

• Health, Care & Childcare

• Sport

• Motor Vehicle

• Travel & Tourism

• Plumbing & Gas

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Bedford College campus facilities Our locations in Bedford and Kempston include: our campus on Cauldwell Street, situated in the heart of town on the banks of the River Ouse; a commercial high street salon; technical vehicle centre in Bedford and gas & plumbing centre in Kempston, all with fantastic facilities designed to provide you with everything you need to succeed. If you study at one of our Bedford sites, you will also be close to train and bus links plus all the vibrant shops, cafes and restaurants.

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Buchanan Centre for Advanced Engineering

Our Advanced Engineering Centre houses analytical equipment, BIM software and robotics.

Springs Sports Centre

Library

Stansfeld Building

Our realistic working environments will help you hone your technical skills and practice your technique in dedicated workshops.

LIVE Lounge

The hub of the College community, this room is your dedicated space to relax between classes.

Munch & Mocha

Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to debate your last class over a coffee or savour a delicious lunch with friends.

Parking

There is limited student parking available with a student parking permit. To find out more visit our website.

Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre

Advanced Automotive Technology Centre

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

Our City & Guilds and British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) approved training centre will provide our Plumbing & Gas students with the equipment and skills to succeed. Kempston Campus Triumph Way, Woburn Road Industrial Estate, Kempston MK42 7QB

Our automotive training facility is the ultimate environment to develop your skills. The Centre is equipped with engine and repair bays, paint mix and spray rooms and a body repair area. 59 Brunel Rd, Bedford MK41 9TJ

Our modern, working commercial salon is home to our Hair & Beauty students. The Salon is equipped with up-to-date equipment and has a modern and relaxing feel. 85 High St, Bedford MK40 1NE

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This impressive building includes: graphic design suites, photography suites, art rooms, fashion and textile workshops, music technology and recording studios, video studios, a dance studio and theatre.

Connolly Centre for Modern Construction

Our Library is the place for you to spend time studying outside of classes, with spaces for both individual and group study, and over 30,000 resources. You can also access computers including PCs, Macs and Netbooks, or make use of our free WiFi.

Reception, Customer Contact and Student Services

South Bank Arts Centre

All students can hit the gym at our fullyequipped fitness studio for £20 per year. Terms & Conditions apply visit our website to find out more.

This beautiful building, in keeping with the historic streetscape, provides a specialist environment for students aged 16+ with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Technology Block

Home to our electrical installation and mechanical engineering.

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getting to Bedford College

TRAVEL BURSARY Worried about Travel costs?

bus Bus services frequently stop less than a 10 minute walk away from our campuses. Bus passes and financial support are available for eligible students from Student Services. Kempston Campus is served by bus route number 53, stopping just outside the Woburn Road Industrial Estate and running between Bedford town centre and the villages of Marston Moretaine, Cranfield and Wootton. Visit www.stagecoach.com for up-to-date information.

foot or bike There are bike racks at our Cauldwell Street Campus, Kempston Campus and Brunel Road sites. You can download a copy of the Bedford Borough Council Cycle Map from our website www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk

Full-time students aged 16–18 and living more than three miles from College may be entitled to subsidised travel from their local authority. If your local authority is unable to help, and you have a household income less than £30,000, the College has a Travel Bursary worth up to £600 which you may qualify for.* Aged 19 or over with a household income of £35,000 or less? If you’re not eligible for other transport support and have applied for an eligible study programme, you will also qualify for the Travel Bursary. For more information visit our website or speak to our Student Services Team. * Please note these are subject to review and can change, visit our website to get the latest information.

car

train

Limited student parking is available at our Cauldwell Street Campus with a student permit. Our Kempston Campus has free on-road parking, with easy access to Woburn Road Industrial Estate just off the major A421 road.

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Bedford’s mainline station is a 15 minute walk from our Cauldwell Street Campus and BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon. Bedford St Johns station is only five minutes from our Cauldwell Street Campus The nearest station to our Kempston Campus is Kempston Hardwick, which is served hourly by the Marston Vale line between Bletchley and Bedford.

TRAVEL BURSARY WORTH

UP TO £600

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BUS TIMETABLE for Bedford College Bus Routes From Route Number Frequency Ampthill & Flitwick

42

Every hour

Biggleswade

74

Every hour

Brickhill (Tyne Crescent)

6

Cambridge-Oxford

X5

Every 30 minutes

Clapham & Oakley

51

Every 30 minutes

Clophill & Luton

81

Cranfield, Marston Mortaine & Wootton

53

Elms Farm

5

Every 15 minutes

Elstow Park & Ride site

2

Every 15 minutes

Fenlake

3

Every 30 minutes

4, 10

Every 30 minutes

Great Denham

8

Every 30 minutes

Kempston (via Bedford Road)

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Goldington

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Every hour Every 20 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Milton Keynes

C1, C10, C11

Every hour

Northampton

41

Every hour

Rushden & Kettering

50

Every hour

Sandy & Biggleswade

73

Shortstown

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Woodside

7

Flitwick

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Shuttleworth College

Shuttleworth College is a specialist land-based College, offering courses in agricultural and environmental education, as well as animal sciences and outdoor adventure.

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campus facilities Free Parking There is free parking available for our students.

Fish Farm Our Aquatics Centre is filled with diverse species from around the globe, so whether you are interested in advanced fishkeeping or studying conservation on marine corals, we have it covered.

Halls of Residence

Student Services

Tennis Courts

Reception

In 2018 our on-site accommodation was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

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Our Halls of Residence offer you a stepping stone to living independently in a safe and secure environment, and are particularly useful if your study programme involves you getting up early or finishing late. Priority is given to early applicants and distance from College, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment! We have: Five residential halls split according to age and gender Single study bedrooms with access to a modern common room complete with kitchen facilities, dining area, comfy chairs, sofas and plasma screen TV Student Services and Warden teams on-site at all times including an out-of-hours warden during the evenings and overnight.

Kingshill Farm

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Kingshill Farm is our working farm and estate. The farm demonstrates commercial viability whilst also acting as a teaching resource for our Animal Management and Land & Environment students.

Lakes, Reservoirs and Bush Craft We also have an on-site lake and reservoir, bush craft woodland area and open fields.

Library Our Library is the place for you to spend time studying outside of classes, with spaces for both individual and group study, and over 30,000 resources. You can also access computers including PCs, Macs and Netbooks, or make use of our free WiFi.

Mechanisation Centre The Mechanisation Centre is used for training students in operating and maintenance of land-based machinery.

Mount Pleasant Equine Centre Our fantastic equine facilities at Mount Pleasant are equipped with covered stabling, two indoor arenas, classrooms and a student common room.

Munch & Mocha

Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to debate your last class over a coffee or savour a delicious lunch with friends.

Walled Garden Our Walled Garden boasts three polytunnels, propagation benches and a large garden area for practising horticultural tasks such as landscaping and growing plants.

oodland, Parks and W Conservation Area Our Shuttleworth campus is located in a large conservation area of about 500 acres with vast areas of parkland.

Zoological Education Centre Our £4m “Eden Project style” Zoological Education Centre (ZEC) boasts a tropical Biome, species from across the world and brand new teaching facilities.

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getting to Shuttleworth College

Bus routes to Shuttleworth College Huntingdon

Our College run bus service is part-subsidised depending on your household income. Here are the routes our buses take. 4

Northampton

St Neots

bus

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Bletchley

car train Biggleswade station is a 10 minute bus journey, using our College bus, or taxi ride from our campus. The station is served twice-hourly by the Peterborough to London Kings Cross Northern line, stopping at nearby towns.

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Woburn Toddington

6 5 4 3

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7 8

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5

4

2 3 3

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1 2

3

4 Luton

1 Stotfold (Astwick Road)

2 Brampton

7

6 4 5 2

3 4

8

Letchworth Garden City Hitchin

5

1 Huntingdon

1

Stevenage

2 1

1

1 Leighton Buzzard

1 Newport Pagnell

2 Stotfold (Hitchin Road)

2 Eaton Bray

2 Milton Keynes (Avebury Blvd)

3 Buckden

3 Arlesey

3 Totternhoe

3 Bletchley

4 Little Paxton

4 Henlow

4 Dunstable

5 St Neots

5 Langford

5 Houghton Regis

6 Eaton Socon

6 Wrestlingworth

6 Shillington

7 Great Barford

7 Potton

7 Lower Stondon

8 Sandy

8 Henlow Camp

Shuttleworth College 1 Kempston 2 Bedford (The Crescent)

9 Biggleswade (Market Square)

Shuttleworth College

Shuttleworth College

Shuttleworth College

1 Stevenage (Bus Station) 2 Stevenage (Coreys Mill) 3 Hitchin (Fishponds Road) 4 Hitchin (Cambridge Road) 5 Letchworth (A505 Bus Stop)

1 Luton (Farley Hill)

6 Letchworth (Broadway Bus Stop)

2 Luton (Station Road)

7 Baldock

4 Bedford (Goldington Green) 2 Harlington

3 Luton (Stockingstone Road)

8 Radwell

5 Shortstown

3 Westoning

4 Luton (Barton Road)

6 Cotton End

4 Flitwick

5 Streatley

5 Flitwick/Ampthill

6 Barton

6 Ampthill

7 Silsoe

7 Houghton Conquest

8 Maulden

8 Clophill

9 Campton

3 Bedford (Goldington Road)

1 Shefford 2 Clifton (Shefford Road) 3 Clifton (Church Street)

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Flitwick

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Leighton Buzzard

Shuttleworth College

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Dunstable

We are located just off of the A1 with easy access from Biggleswade, Sandy, St Neots, Hitchin and Stevenage, as well as Bedford. There is plenty of free car parking on-site.

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Milton Keynes

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Shuttleworth College 8

Kempston

Cambridge

Wyboston

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2 3

Newport Pagnell

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We provide a part-subsidised College-run bus service from local towns and villages in the surrounding area depending on demand.

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Sharnbrook

In 2020/2021 the cost was £100 per year with a bursary if you had a household income of £30,000 or less and £700 per year for a household income over £30,000. These costs are subject to review and can change. Visit our website for more information.

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Tresham College, Corby Campus Our modern Corby campus offers a range of vocational training including Art & Design, Construction, Engineering, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy and more. Specialist Learning Pods are located around the campus equipped with learning resources and computer facilities.

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campus facilities Art Studios

Our impressive art studios include Mac suites and dedicated art rooms for students to excel in their studies and encourage independent study.

Astro-turf

Our 4G AstroTurf is open to Sports students and is also available for hire by local organisations and teams.

Fitness Suite

A state-of-the-art fitness suite is open to students and staff.

Free Parking

There is free parking available for our students and visitors.

Industry Standard Workshops

4G AstroTurf Pitch

If you are studying a course such as Engineering or Construction, our realistic working environments will help you hone your technical skills.

Library

Reception and Student Services

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The Library is a great place to study outside of classes. If you need to get a project finished there are workspaces and computers available

Munch & Mocha

Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to debate your last class over a coffee or savour a delicious lunch with friends. for you to use. You can also access computers including PCs, Macs and Netbooks, or make use of our free WiFi.

The Manor Restaurant

Tresham’s prestigious training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House is great for our catering students to get hands-on experience.

Tresham Studios

Our Hair & Beauty salon offers an extensive range of hair, beauty and complementary treatments in a commercial salon setting, providing great work experience for our students.

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Tresham College, Kettering Campus Our iconic campus on Windmill Avenue provides a vibrant and contemporary college environment to learn in. At the heart of the campus is the impressive atrium that includes student services, a refectory and coffee shop, computer suites and a multimedia library.

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campus facilities Astro-turf and Rugby Pitch

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Our 4G AstroTurf is open to Sports students and is also available for hire by local organisations and teams. FREE

Creative Arts & Media facilities

Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to debate your last class over a coffee or savour a delicious lunch with friends.

Plane Fuselage

Our impressive buildings include a graphic design Mac suite, photography suites, fashion and textile workshops, soundproofed music booths, dance studios, and theatre.

Our Travel & Tourism students are able to gain cabin crew qualifications in our own plane fuselage, which provides real life cabin crew experiences.

Fitness Centre & Treatment Room

Tresham Studios

We have a great gym with top-class equipment and a treatment room for our Sports and Sports Academy students.

Free Parking There is free parking available for our students and visitors.

Library Reception and Student Services

Munch & Mocha

The Library is a great place to study outside of classes. If you need to get a project finished or meet classmates for some group study, there are workspaces and computers available for you to use. You can also access computers including PCs, Macs and Netbooks, or make use of our free WiFi.

Our Hair & Beauty salon offers an extensive range of hair, beauty and complementary treatments in a commercial salon setting, providing great work experience for our students.

TV Studio Our Kettering campus has a TV studio and control room for Media & Film Production students.

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LIVE Lounge

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The hub of the College community, this room is your dedicated space to relax between classes.

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campus facilities

Tresham College, Wellingborough Campus Our modern Corby campus offers a great place to study outside of the classroom with Library and learning pods situated on multiple floors. It is also proud to have the prestigious The Manor Restaurant, Tresham’s training restaurant located in the historic Manor House. The campus also boasts realistic working environments in the industry-class workshops and commercial Hair & Beauty salons.

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Free Parking

There is free parking available for our students and visitors.

Industry Standard Workshops

If you study a course with us, our realistic working environments will help you hone your technical skills. Get your hands on real cars or practice your techniques in workshop bays designed for: - Brickwork - Carpentry - Electrical Installation - Motor Vehicle - Plumbing.

Library

The Library at our Wellingborough campus has brand new resources to use including a growing number of e-resources. Having the books you need online means you can learn at home or wherever you go – something that is very popular with our current students.

Munch & Mocha

Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to debate your last class over a coffee or savour a delicious lunch with friends.

Social spaces Reception and Student Services

If you need to get a project finished or meet classmates for some group study, there are workspaces and computers available for you to use.

Jack

Level 3 Computing I feel that studying at Tresham College has helped me gain the knowledge I need for my future. You get more time to focus on your independent study and my computing course has given me a more realistic insight into what a work place would look like in the industry I am interested in. The tutors at the College are so helpful and will always point you in the right direction if you need further help. Studying here has helped me develop my skills and become more confident and comfortable. Following this course I am going on to study Computing for Games at Falmouth University.

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getting to tresham College Campuses It’s this easy to get to Tresham College...

bus Bus passes and financial support are available for eligible students. Stagecoach and Centrebus services frequently stop outside each of our campuses. Visit www.stagecoach.com and www.centrebus.info for more information.

car Kettering campus is located opposite Wicksteed Park. Free student partking is available at our Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough Campuses.

train Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough are located on the Midland Mainline. Our Corby campus is only a five minute walk from the train station. Our Wellingborough and Kettering campuses are a 25 minute walk to the campuses.

foot or bike

Bus routes to our Tresham College Campuses Bus routes to our Corby Campus

Bus routes to our Kettering Campus

Bus routes to our Wellingborough Campus

Route Number

Location

Route Number

Location

Route Number

Location

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Brigstock

8

Brigstock

X47

Doddington Road

RF1

Caldecott

X10

Broughton

RF1

Cottingham

49, 50, X1

Burton Latimer

X4, X46, X47

Earls Barlton

19

Desborough

X10, 19

Desborough

X1, 45

Finedon

8

Geddington

X4

Earls Barton

X47

Great Doddington

18A

Gretton

X1

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Kettering

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Lyddington

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Geddington

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Oundle

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Irchester

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STUDENT DESTINATIONS

Sam Sport & Fitness Destination: Gym Assistant I chose to study at Bedford College because of the fantastic facilities available and the range of topics that were covered. Studying topics such as nutrition, fitness and coaching gave me an insight into the industry, allowing me to choose the path I wanted to go down. I now work at a Gym and would like to become a personal trainer in the future.

We are dedicated to getting our students where they want to be in life. We provide a great education in environments that mirror the industry which provides you with the practical skills you need for the world of work or higher level study. We make sure our students are on track to demonstrate to employers that you’ve got what it takes to succeed.

Oliver Outdoor Education Destination: Watersports Instructor in Valsinki, Greece My favourite part of the course was the practical sessions we got to take part in. From climbing to sailing and canoeing with friends. These sessions set me up for my career in the outdoor industry, gaining practical skills and advanced knowledge.

Many of our students progress on to our Undergraduate courses. We offer a range of Undergraduate courses at our Bedford College, Shuttleworth College and Tresham College campuses. Find out more in our brand new prospectus or on our website www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/undergraduate

Katherine Animal Management Destination: Dog Sled Company in Sweden

Francesca

Millie

3D Design Destination: Senior Jewellery Designer

Travel & Tourism Destination: Cabin Crew The programme at College helped me figure out what I wanted to do within the industry. The tutors at the College really helped me as they have industry knowledge. I think that the cabin crew unit allowed me to learn the basics of what is was like being a crew member. The tutor of this subject and the fact she had already been crew in the past really helped as she was able to give us real life examples about the job. I was able to build confidence whilst at the College as at times we were pushed outside of our comfort zone with tasks. The College overall really helped me manage my time keeping which is very important being cabin crew and it helped me build my confidence which is what they look for when employing people in industry. Our trip to BA training academy also gave me a real insight to what cabin crew training was like.

The option of studying for my Foundation qualification at Bedford College meant I was not only able to study locally, but also explore a range of subjects and pathways that I had not yet considered whilst being at school.

Shoaib Motor Vehicle Maintenance Destination: MOT Tester he College is equipped with tutors who really care T about their students and this is definitely something that comes across in the teaching, as they want to give you every opportunity to broaden your knowledge and become successful.

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STUDENT LIFE

College is not just about studying – you also have the chance to get involved in lots of enhancement activities, events and clubs.

INVOLVEMENT Talks We provide the opportunity for students to listen and talk to speakers in a range of areas. Talks take place throughout the year, here are just a few we deliver: • Bedfordshire Police talking about knife crime and gangs • Drag Race UK contestant Vinegar Strokes talking about LGBTQIA + lifestyles • Mind BLMK talking about Mental Health Reliance • Northampton Council talking about democracy.

Themed activities We aim to give you the opportunity to access free LIFESTYLE, INVOLVEMENT, VOICE and ENHANCEMENT activities that will broaden your horizons, help you to develop new skills and contribute to your personal and social development.

LIFESTYLE

Support and Interest groups A great way to meet students with similar interests is through the Support and Interest groups. We have a variety of student led groups from The Q Agenda (LGBTQIA+) and Transform (Trans support). These groups offer students a chance to share experiences while the Black Culture Club looks at celebrating and supporting culture and history across our campuses and the Disability Awareness Group - ENCOMPASS works to champion students of all abilities.

Well-being Zone If you are looking for information on healthy eating, budgeting, exercise, sexual health, smoking, drugs or wider health issues, the Well-being Zone is the place for you. Specially trained staff can help answer questions and give you information and advice. Our Colleges work with local professional organisations to provide you with the best services in the area.

Throughout the College calendar we run a number of themed activities to help share key information that affects students’ lives and include for example: • Black History Month • Equality & Diversity Month • Freshers’ Fairs • Health & Well-being Month • International Men’s Day • International Women’s Day • LGBT History Month • Safer Internet Day • Wear it Pink Day • World Environment Day.

Sports and activities LIVE sports and well-being give you a chance to try your hand at sports and activities during your breaks and down time. All of these sports and activities are student led making sure each campus can cater for themselves, including badminton, football, tennis and more.

Workshops

Our team of experts can deliver a range of workshops and sessions for your groups or peers, including: • Alcohol and drugs • Body image and confidence • Gambling and addiction • Mental health resilience • Stop smoking • Stress and anxiety.

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Our students tell us how College is so different to studying at school…

More subjects to choose from Sophie, Floristry

Benefit from the industry experience of my tutors and their connections Millie, Travel & Tourism

VOICE

tudent Voice Network S and the Student Council Across all our campuses we hold Student Voice Network meetings. These termly meetings discuss relevant College topics and there is an opportunity for Student Representatives to feedback on more general issues/ideas at every session. This means any changes requested by students can be discussed and resolutions put in place.

ENHANCEMENT Broaden your College experience

Enhancement is a key part of any student’s study programme, giving you the opportunity to broaden your College experience. Taking part in trips and visits, as well as having guest lecturers and speakers, all give you the chance to meet new people; it may make a difference between getting a job or being accepted into university.

The Students’ Union

TOTUM card - Student Discount

The Students’ Union works in partnership with the College, driving for outstanding teaching, learning, services and facilities. The Students’ Union has a passion for participation and a drive for diversity, with equality and diversity officers leading the way in innovation. To find out more, speak to our Student Services Team.

As a student at our campus you are also entitled to purchase a TOTUM card. TOTUM gives you access to over 250 student discounts and now acts as an official proof of age ID. Some local shops and stores that offer student discount will accept your student card as proof of student status. You can join by visiting www.totum.com

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Time for independent Study between lessons Emily, Painting & Decorating

Freedom to study in the way that works best for me

Luke, Business

Stacey, Applied Science

The Bedford College Group Students’ Union

Cameron, Accounting

Real life working environments Michael, Electrical Installation

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Making new friends and learning in a new environment Rian, Sport

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STUDENT support We’re here to support you... Additional Support

We have specialist support staff for those with an identified learning difficulty and/or disability.

Equal Opportunities For All We believe that the unique experiences, abilities and backgrounds of each individual adds to the overall learning experience.

Careers Service

Our professionally qualified Careers Advisers provide impartial, confidential advice and guidance to help you: • Decide what you are going to do next • Find out more about your options in education, training and work, both at College and beyond • Get support with job searches and with your university application (UCAS) • Put your plans into practice If you are looking for information or have a quick query you can drop in to the Student Services office where an adviser may be able to help you immediately, or you can book a longer appointment.

Academic Support

Your Personal Achievement Tutor (PAT) will support you with personal development, progress on your course and career planning. As a Full-time student you are entitled to at least three individual tutorials per year, plus regular group tutorials. Within the first six weeks of your course your Personal Achievement Tutor will meet with you for your first initial one-to-one tutorial to make sure you are settling in and on the right course.

Safeguarding and Well-being

Fees and funding

If you are a school leaver aged 16-18 on 31 August 2022, the Study Programmes in this prospectus are FREE. Are you aged 19 or over? Other financial support All full-time Level 2 programmes are now FREE for everyone to study, whatever your age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an A-Level), your course could still be FREE if you’re aged under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full-time Level 3 qualification. If you’re aged 24 or over or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. To find out about the fees of our Level 3 qualifications visit our website or speak to our Customer Contact Team on 0345 658 8990 or email info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk

You may have to pay for specialist textbooks, uniforms or equipment, as well as trips and visits that boost your understanding of your subject. You can find out if there are any additional costs by viewing your study programme on our website. A range of financial support packages are available, which include help with essential costs, travel and meals. Visit our website and search for Student Support or speak to our Customer Contact Team on 0345 658 8990 or email info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk

We’ll keep you safe at all times and we offer a dedicated counselling service if you need someone to talk to.

Financial Advice

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Work Placement

Work placement is a key (and fun!) part of your study programme at College. We have strong links with over 1,000 employers in every industry area to ensure we find the best placement for you.

‘Hey Clay’ workshops (3D Applied Design)

Dan Skelton’s Racing Yard (Equine Management)

Best Western Hotel (Travel & Tourism) Paradise Wildlife Park (Animal Management)

Centreparcs Woburn Spa (Hair & Beauty)

Kettering Fire Station (Uniformed Public Services) Jeakins Weir (Business)

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PGL Activity Centre, Isle of Wight (Outdoor Adventure)

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Rushton Hall (Hospitality) Corby Borough Council (Plumbing)

Keith Harte Bloodstock at Woburn Stud (Equine Management)

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Northampton Saints Rugby Club (Sport)

YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME

Your study programme gives you lots of skills that will help you stand out in today’s competitive market.

Below are some of the skills you will develop as part of your Study Programme which will frame your development into industry, further study or apprenticeships.

dditional vocational A learning

Personal responsibility

Communication skills

Resilience

Employability skills

Self-motivation

E nglish and maths qualifications

Study skills

Flexibility Northamptonshire Police (Uniformed Public Services)

Nationally recognised qualification

Teamwork skills T ime management skills

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Love them or hate them, English and maths are essential for work, education, and day to day life. Whether it’s problem solving, communicating effectively, or just being confident with numbers, these skills are needed for wherever your life leads you. Many jobs and courses require their applicants to have GCSE English and maths at grades 9-4. Our English and maths courses are built around the foundational principal that no one is born able to pass Maths and English; it’s all learned. There may be obstacles to overcome; perhaps from bad experiences studying English and maths in the past, maybe you’re just tired of trying and anxious about failing, or maybe you just don’t see the point. Our team has vast experience in both delivering the key content of these subjects and motivating our students to show them what they can achieve if they work hard and commit to giving it their best.

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progression

We are committed to helping you and guarantee your progression on to the next level of study with us. We can support you to progress all the way from Level 2 up to Level 6.

Level 6 Equivalent level • BA (Hons) OR • BSc (Hons) Typical Entry Requirements • Level 5 qualification OR • Related industry experience Study Programmes available • Top-up Degree Level 6

Level 4 Equivalent level • Bachelor Degree (Year 1) Typical Entry Requirements • A–Levels OR • Level 3 qualification OR • Related industry experience Study Programmes available • Higher National Certificate (HNC) OR • Higher Level Apprenticeship

Level 2

Level 5 Equivalent level • Bachelor Degree (Year 2) Typical Entry Requirements • Level 4 qualification OR • Related industry experience Study Programmes available • Higher National Diploma (HND) • Foundation Degree (FD) • Higher Level Apprenticeship

Level 3 Equivalent level • A-Levels Typical Entry Requirements

Equivalent level • GCSEs 9–4

• 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

Typical Entry Requirements One year programme • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 1 qualification Two year programme • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in the relevant subject OR • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

• Level 2 qualification Study Programmes available • BTEC Certificate and Diploma • Access to University • Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Study Programmes available • BTEC Certificate and Diploma • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a first-class way to start your career. As an apprentice you will gain the knowledge, skills and behaviour requirements needed to obtain the right level of training and competence for a specific job role. We are the largest apprenticeship provider in the South East Midlands which means whatever career path you are interested in we will have an apprenticeship to suit you.

Apprenticeship programmes We work with over 1,000 employers each year and, as the largest provider of apprenticeships in the South East Midlands, we have the experience to help you excel during your apprenticeship. Our wide range of apprenticeships include:

What is an Apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a programme of work-based learning. To be enrolled as an apprentice, an organisation must have offered you a contract of employment and agreed to pay your wage and support you throughout your training.

Assessor/Coach

Your job role must include a range of work relevant to the apprenticeship qualification you wish to undertake.

Installation Electrician

Construction Site Supervisor

The part-time study element of an apprenticeship fits around the job commitment, and will be agreed with the employer. You might attend one day per week (day release), in blocks of a week or more (block release), or 100% work-based delivery.

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The Benefits You’ll need enthusiasm and commitment to study and work in a particular industry, but the rewards will be significant: • Get the best of both worlds by earning as you learn

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• C hoose from a wide range of practical trades and jobs • We will help you find an employer from our excellent links with hundreds of top employers • G ain industry-recognised qualifications, Functional Skills and specialist techniques that could see you progress to high-level jobs in your chosen sector • L earn from valuable job experience and time spent developing your skills on a day-to-day basis.

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Carpentry & Joinery

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Customer Service Practitioner Data Technician Early Years Educator Engineering Engineering Operative Gas Engineering Hair Professional

Operations Manager

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Here are your steps to success To start an apprenticeship you will need to be living in England, not in full-time education and must be aged 16 or over before 31 August 2022.

What our apprentices say Josh

Do you already have an apprenticeship? YES

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I have been offered an apprenticeship

I am looking for an apprenticeship

1. I f you have already been offered an apprenticeship, you or your employer will need to contact our Business Development team.

1. W e have hundreds of vacancies each year, visit our website to find your perfect apprenticeship at www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/apprenticeships

2. A member of the Business Development team will then contact the company to confirm that they have offered you an apprenticeship.

2. O nce you have found an apprenticeship you are interested in, check you meet the criteria and complete the online application form. If you need help completing the application form, contact our our Apprenticeship Recruitment team on the below contact details.

3. We will visit your employer to discuss your apprenticeship training needs and will then develop a training programme to suit you. 4. Y ou will then be invited to the College to discuss your apprenticeship and we will enrol you.

3. You will be allocated an Apprenticeship Recruitment Adviser who will support you with your application and help you prepare for employment. 4. O ur Recruitment team will keep in contact with any other available vacancies and support you with any queries you may have. 5. F ollowing a successful interview with the employer you will then be enrolled and start your apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships with Bedford College or Shuttleworth College Apprenticeships with Tresham College

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Engineering Apprentice | Elma Electronics UK Ltd I’ve always liked learning in a hands-on way rather than in a classroom environment. I design the metal work for the enclosures to customer’s individual specifications. I get given a project to work on and can develop my own ideas but also collaborate with the wider team. I’ve enjoyed every second of my apprenticeship and I’m hoping to stay at Elma for many more years to come. I like how you’re in a more mature environment; you can focus on what you want to do and get the job done. At College, the tutors are very knowledgeable about the industry. I can also speak to other students and hear about their experiences from the companies and industries they are working in.

Jodie Business Administration Apprentice Biddenham International School I always knew I wanted to get back into studying and even considered going to university. Having completed an apprenticeship back when I was 16, I decided to look at apprenticeships again. I wanted to work in a school because I believe education is important and I enjoy learning about the support teams behind the school that people don’t see. My job role is quite full on so I really enjoy the one day at College as I get to hear about the experiences of my fellow peers and the work is very relevant to what I do. I would like to stay on at Biddenham after my apprenticeship if a full-time role comes up. Alongside this, I’d like to continue my studies and progress up the levels.

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What are T Levels T Levels are a brand new, two-year qualification that will give you a head start towards the future you want. T Levels are ideal if you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment, an Apprenticeship or Higher Education. You will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a high quality placement with an employer to give you the knowledge and skills companies look for.

TO THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP The Bedford College Group will be offering T Levels in the following areas: • Applied Science

• Engineering

• Business

• Health, Care & Childcare

• Computing

• Education

• Construction Trades Find out more about these T Level courses in the area sections of this prospectus or on our website www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/t-levels

CREATED WITH BUSINESSES T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need.

When you pass your T Level, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved - Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. It will also give details of what you learned on the course.

LEARN YOUR WAY T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies. Like BTECs and A-Levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19.

GET AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER T Levels give you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. Your industry placement will last for at least 45 days over the duration of your course.

Your T Level will be worth a number of UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as three A-Levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers.

Visit our website to find out more about the T Levels we are offering and how to apply.

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Countdown to College

Your journey to being a student with us... Apply online Apply for your chosen Study Programme. If you do not have access to a computer you can contact us for help with your application.

Shortlist your favourite Study Programmes

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Attend your Welcome Day You will be invited to attend a Welcome Day in late June where you will get a taste of College life, meet your tutors and make new friends.

You will be invited to enrol on to your Study Programme between August and September. Don’t worry if you don’t get your grades, you can get advice at our GCSE Advice Day.

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Why not attend one of our Open Days to find out more about our campuses and courses. Register now for one of our Open Days (check our website

We will arrange an interview or information, advice and guidance session with you so you can find out more about your course. You will have the opportunity to chat with a tutor who will make you a course offer.

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OUR FULL-TIME STUDY PROGRAMMES The following pages are full of all the great subject areas and specific Study Programmes we offer. Location Key BC - Bedford College, Cauldwell Street Campus

CAMPUSES Study Programme

Bedford College

Access to University

BC

the National College for Motorsport

Shuttleworth College

Tresham College, Corby Campus

Tresham College, Kettering Campus

Tresham College, Wellingborough Campus

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TCC

TCK

TCW

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Animal Management Applied Science

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TCC

TCK

Art & Design

BC

TCC

TCK

Business

BC

TCC

TCK

TCW

Computing

BC

TCC

TCK

TCW

Construction

BC

TCC

TCW

TCW

BCV

- Advanced Automotive Technology Centre

Electrical Installation

BC

TCC

BCB

- Bedford College, BROOKS

Engineering

BC

TCC

BCK

- Bedford College, Kempston Campus

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

BC

TCC

SC - Shuttleworth College NC4M

- the National College for Motorsport

Equine Management

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Floristry

SC

TCC

- Tresham College, Corby Campus

TCK

- Tresham College, Kettering Campus

Foundation Learning

BC

TCW

- Tresham College, Wellingborough Campus

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

BCB

TCC

TCK

Health, Care & Childcare

BC

TCC

TCK

SC NC4M

Motorsport

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Performing Arts, Media & Music

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TCC

Plumbing & Gas

BCK

TCC

Sport

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TCK

Travel & Tourism

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TCK

Uniformed Public Services

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access to University

Staci

Access to Higher Education (Health & Applied Science) I like that the course gives you a real insight into what university will be like, in terms of the standard of work and workload. This is particularly important for people like me who have been out of education for a long time. In lessons we learn about the NHS and the Nursing & Midwifery Council, as well as everything to do with the human body, which I find really interesting. After College I am going to the University of Northampton to study an undergraduate Midwifery course for three years.

Our Study Programmes Level 3

Location

Animal Management

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Business

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Combined Science

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Computing

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Engineering

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Healthcare Professions - Midwifery

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Humanities and Social Sciences

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Psychology

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Social Sciences

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Teacher Education

BC

TCC TCK TCW

BC

TCC TCK

If you are aged 18 or over without the standard qualifications to enter higher education, these one-year, intensive courses are ideal for you.

Financial Help

Our Access courses build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to progress on to higher education in the subject area you’re interested in. They are recognised by universities across the UK and allow entry on to higher education courses in your chosen specialist area.

If you complete one of our Access to Higher Education courses and use an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your tuition fees, the Student Loans Company will write off the balance on the Advanced Learner Loan if you then go on to complete an undergraduate course. *Terms & Conditions apply; visit our website to find out more.

You will gain a good introduction to your chosen subject, develop your study skills and increase your confidence and ability with this level of study. The course takes one year and, on completion, you will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma. All pathways will include compulsory English and maths, as well as research skills units. You will also need to have good IT skills as all of your assignments will be carried out using either Word, Excel or PowerPoint. You can undertake IT Skills classes at our Learning Centre, if needed.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost more affordable. Find out more about your payment options on our website.

How to apply If you’re 18 years old or older you may apply and will need to have English Language and maths GCSE at grade 4/C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications, before the start of the course. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview. Successful applicants will be in College for three days per week and will also have to undertake a relevant work placement for up to 150 hours (which is a requirement of some courses). A work placement officer may be able to support you in finding suitable places. You may also have to complete a DBS check.

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Tresham College Corby Campus

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Tresham College Kettering Campus

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Tresham College Wellingborough Campus

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

COMBINED SCIENCE BC

SC

Typical units covered:

Typical units covered:

• Animal Behaviour

• Biomolecules (Biochemistry)

• Animal Health & Welfare

• Blood, Circulation and Breathing

• Animal Management

• Cells, Tissues and Organs

• Animal Nutrition

• Chemistry Foundations

• Animal Science

• Drugs and Food Additives

• Conservation • Inheritance, Evolution & Ecology • Principles of Biology

What could I do next? You could progress on to our Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) or study a range of degrees such as Animal Science, Biology, Veterinary or Zoology at other universities.

• Energy • Evolution and Ecology • Digestion and the Liver • Homeostasis • Mendelian and Applied Genetics • Microbiology

What could I do next? After this study programme you could go on to study Biomedical Science, Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage or Food Science & Nutrition at University.

• Periodic Table • Structure and Bonding

Business

COMPUTING

BC

Typical units covered:

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• Business Financial Accounting

Typical units covered:

• Business Management Accounting

• Computer Architecture

• Business Recruitment and Retention • Developing a Business Plan

• Computer Networks and Data Communications

• Financial Planning in Business

• Data Representation for IT

• Introduction to Microeconomics

• Designing and Building an IT Software Solution

• Managing Human Resources for Business

• Designing and Building a Multi-Page Website

• Marketing Principles and Implications for Business • Business Communication

What could I do next? You could progress on to our Business BTEC HNC/HND. You could also go on to study Events Management, Fashion Management or Economics at University.

• Persuasion and change in a Business/media context

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• IT Business Solutions • IT System Security • Operating Systems and Systems Tools

What could I do next? You could progress on to our Computing HNC/HND or study a range of degrees such as Computer Sciences, Computer Networking, Computer Graphics & Visualisations, Software Engineering, Programming Language Theory, Computer Security and Forensics and much more at other universities.

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Healthcare professions including midwifery

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Typical units covered: • Computer Aided Engineering for Engineers • Engineering Design • Engineering Materials • Engineering Project

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• Electronic Science for Engineers • Further Mathematics for Engineers • Manufacturing Processes in Engineering • Mathematics for Engineers • Mechanical Science for Engineers

What could I do next? You could progress on to our Electrical & Electronic or Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/ HND, or you could go on to study a degree in Construction, Estimating & Planning, Construction Equipment, Civil Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Systems at other universities.

Humanities and Social Sciences

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After this study programme you could go on to study Biomedical Science, Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage or Food Science & Nutrition at University.

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• Neuro-Psychology • Child Development • Cognitive Psychology

• Introduction to Sociology

• Criminal Psychology

• Historical Controversy

• Cyber Psychology

• The individual in History • History Conflict and Combat • Short Fiction • Creative Writing • The Sociology of Family • The Sociology of Crime and Deviance • Youth Crime

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What could I do next? After this course you could go onto University to study a range of subjects including English Literature, Sociology or Criminology. You could also go into a career in Legal Professions, Media and Journalism or Social Work.

• Forensic Psychology

What could I do next?

• Introduction to Psychology

You could progress on to our Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdSc) or study a degree in a range of psychological fields such as Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Legal Psychology, Social Psychology or Forensic Psychology.

• Introduction to Sociology • Psychology of Education • Sociology of Crime and Deviance • Social Psychology • Understanding Mental Health

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ypical units covered: • Social Work Practice • Crime and Deviance • Mental Illness and Society • Psychology • Cognitive Psychology • Social Psychology What could I do next? After this course you could go on to further study in areas such as Psychology, Government & Economics, Social Work or Criminology with Psychology at University.

• Social Policy • Sociology • Sociology of the Family • Sociology of Mass Media

Access courses are widely recognised by UK universities for entry on to undergraduate courses. Last year, over 20,000 Access students achieved their Diploma and progressed to university courses across the UK.1 1

TEACHER EDUCATION BC

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Typical units covered: • Chemistry • English • English Literature • Human Biology • Mathematics • Practical Science • Research Skills • School-based Experience; Education, Curriculum and Early Learning 10 week placement (placement not based at College) • Science for Teachers

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What could I do next? You could progress on to our Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdSc). You could also go onto University to study a courses including Education Studies & English, Primary Teacher Education and Childhood & Youth Studies.Please visit our website for more information on work-shadowing requirements.

Studying an Access to Higher Education course with us will get you on your way to obtaining a full degree at university.

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ANIMAL management Introduction These courses will enable you to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a successful career working with animals. The brand new Zoological Education Centre provides high quality learning opportunities in a practical environment. We are proud of our resources, which are divided into specialist zones housing both domestic animals and specialist zoo species from around the globe. This unique collection of animals provides an interesting and varied learning experience. Our animals are housed in a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) approved facility where experienced staff provide care to the highest modern welfare standards, enabling you to observe and develop current industry relevant skills. A work experience placement carried out as part of your study programme enables you to transfer these skills into the workplace. 62

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To be highly organised and work methodically

To be adaptable and able to work in a number of different environments

To have a good understanding of environment awareness

To understand the animal profiles and behaviours

To keep up to date with industry developments

To adopt a conscientious and caring approach

Alex Animal Management Level 3 Previous School: In London I visited Shuttleworth College on an Open Day and I couldn’t believe that they had 400 different species all on one campus. Since studying at Shuttleworth, the new biome has opened in the Zoological Education Centre. This houses the reptiles and amphibians and has made a real difference to the student experience.

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WHERE OUR COURSES CAN TAKE YOU... Nature Conservation Officer Animal Keeper

Livestock Specialist Research Scientist

Find a job you love!

Animal Nutritionist

Zoo Keeper

Animal Technician Wildlife Conservationist

Animal Welfare Worker

Academic Researcher

Zoologist

Future progression with The Bedford College Group

Potential Salaries

Higher Education

Location

Animal Science BSc Hons (top-up from FdSc)*

Biologist

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Regional wage: £42,120-£43,160

Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

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Animal Keeper

Regional wage: £18,720-£21,320

Animal Technician

Regional wage: £18,720-£23,320

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Did you know? Frogs can’t swallow with their eyes open. Source: www.sciencenetlinks.com

ANIMAL management Animal care (level 2) Location: Shuttleworth College SC Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Land-based Studies at Level 1

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration: 2 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in animal care • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

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What will I study? This study programme will allow you to develop the practical skills required to work in the animal care industry, alongside knowledge of animal welfare, animal biology and animal health. The centre has a large animal collection and provides an ideal setting for you to gain valuable, industry-relevant experience.

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• Vocational Studies BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma • Animal Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required What could I do next? You can progress on to further study such as our Animal Management Level 3 programme (see next entry).

Animal Management (Level 3) Location: Shuttleworth College SC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Animal Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration: 2 years

• English and maths qualifications if required

• 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 including English, maths and ideally science OR

UCAS points available: Up to 168.

• Animal Care at Level 2

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) or into employment within the animal care industry.

What will I study? This study programme includes both animal management and science. You will study 15 units, three of which are externally assessed. The programme enables you to gain knowledge and understanding in the areas of animal management and science, alongside development of practical and technical skills.

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Applied Science Introduction Our These study programmes are ideal for students with a keen interest in science, who enjoy solving problems and investigating solutions to complex questions.

Study Programmes Level 3

Location

Our study programmes offer the opportunity to specialise in a range of disciplines. If you are not quite ready to study at Level 3 then our Level 2 in Applied Science is a great way to get started on your career path.

Analytical Forensics & Biomedical Science

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Health Science (T Level)

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Laboratory Services (T Level)

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Successful students from these study programmes progress on to undergraduate study, training or employment in science-related careers.

Level 2 Applied Science & Technology

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To keep up-to-date with industry developments

To investigate solutions to complex questions

How to problem solve efficiently and effectively

To be highly organised and work methodically

How to interrupt changes in the sector

To use industry standard scientific equipment

Stacey Applied Science: Forensics Getting back into education after 11 years has not been as hard as I thought. I receive great support from my tutors who let me do what works for me, such as delivering a presentation on a topic rather than designing a poster. They make sure it’s always interesting for me and relevant to my work.

BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus TCC

Tresham College Corby Campus

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Science Investigation Officer

Food Scientist

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Environmental Scientist

Pharmaceutical Roles

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Scene of Crime Officer

Scientific Researcher

Applied Biology HNC/HND

Location TCK

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Potential Salaries Pharmaceutical Officer Regional wage: £37,440-£38,480

Food Scientist

Regional wage: £39,520-£42,640

Forensic Scientist

Regional wage: £42,120-£43,160 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions

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Analytical Forensics & Biomedical Science (Level 3) Location: BC

Duration and Entry Requirements:

In your second year you will specialise in units units such as Analytical Forensics and core units in Chemistry, Biology and Physics, studying a range of specialist modules.

Duration: 2 years

What qualifications will I gain?

• 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 including science, maths and ideally English OR

• Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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• Applied Science at Level 2.

Did you know? You can’t taste food without saliva. Source: www.webmd.com

What will I study? This study programme will give you the opportunity to investigate a simulated crime, collecting and analysing evidence in the manner of a scene of crime officer and forensic scientist. In the first year you will study for a Foundation Diploma. You will complete a set of mandatory units such as Principles of Science, Practical Scientific Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Laboratory Techniques and other units. These units include the grounding needed in science to progress to the second year.

• English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You may wish to progress on to our HNC in Applied Biology (See our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). This qualification can also help you find employment.

Applied Science & Technology (Level 2) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 including English, maths and science. What will I study? This study programme will cover a range of units required for a broad understanding of chemistry, physics and biology, with units including; Chemistry of Our Earth, The Living Body, Science in Medicine, Environmental Science, Energy and the Universe, Electronics in Action and Biology and the Environment. You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence, assignments and practical and group work. You will also be required to study English and maths and participate in extracurricular activities in College. 72

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What could I do next? You will be able to progress on to one of our Applied Science Level 3 study programmes.

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Health Science (T Level) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

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Laboratory Services (T Level) What could I do next?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• NCFE Level 3 T Level –Science

Location:

Duration: 2 years

What could I do next?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

Course progression

• 4x GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Science

Course progression

Duration: 2 years

• Degree courses within The Bedford College Group

• Degree courses within the Bedford College Group

• 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English, maths and Science

• Degree options within the scientific sector

• A willingness to undertake work experience

• Progression into the scientific industry within the specialism that you have chosen.

• A willingness to undertake work experience What will I study? This T Level course comprises of three key elements core knowledge delivery, work placed training and an employer led project. You will learn as part of your course key scientific concepts, practices, methodology, collection of scientific data, experimental techniques and scientific ethics. The second aspect of the course will be a work placement where you will gain on the job technical skills relevant to your course. As part of the course you will be set a work-based project which will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained.

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• Degree options within the scientific sector • Career progression Progression into the scientific industry within the specialism that you have chosen. • Laboratory Scientist • Laboratory Technician • Food Scientist • Health Science.

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What will I study? • Work Placement (40-50 days) • Scientific technical knowledge • Employer set project • Occupational specialism Work placement The work placement will provide an opportunity to learn and apply technical skills gained during the qualification. This placement will be within a company or organisation which is within the science sector or delivering scientific skill based services. Learners will be expected to undertake 315 hours of work place learning across the two year program.

• Career progression

• Laboratory Scientist • Laboratory Technician • Food Scientist

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ART & DESIGN

Our You will learn.... Study Programmes

a number of core skills and behaviours in this pathway, no matter what level you choose.

Level 3/4

Location

Foundation Diploma

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To identify, edit and manipulate media assets from various sources

To develop and maintain effective working relationships

To demonstrate a range of crafting techniques

To interpret clients’ objectives and create results to meet them

To use industry standard packages and equipment

To be up-to-date with new and emerging technology

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Level 3

Introduction Our Art & Design students regularly produce award-winning work. Year on year our students beat UK universities in industry-set challenges for creative solutions and design contexts. Our range of study programmes offer different routes through to your chosen career in the creative industries. Our Level 2 programmes give you a great starting point whilst our Level 3 study programmes will provide you with the specialist skills you need to pursue a career in the industry. You will study a blend of underpinning skills and contexts, such as drawing and visual study communication alongside technical skills giving you all the knowledge you need.

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3D Applied Design

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Animation, Illustration & Games Design

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Art & Design

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Fashion & Textiles

BC

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Fine Art

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Graphic Design

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Photography

BC

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Level 2 Art & Design

BC

Graphic Design

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Photography

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BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus TCC

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Tresham College Kettering Campus

Charlotte

Fine Art Level 3 Previous School: Redborne Upper School When I came to visit the College to look at my options after GCSEs I saw lots of variety within the art department and felt the tutors were very supportive. My creative juices are certainly flowing here at College where I have the freedom to explore ideas with the support of my tutors.

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Potential Salaries Illustrator

Regional wage: £28,080-£29,640

Graphic Designer Print Maker

Graphic Designer

Regional wage: £26,000-£27,040

Fashion Designer

Find a job you love!

Curator

Furniture Designer

Interior Designer

Animator Photographer

Special Effects Artist

Film Maker

Portrait Artist

Illustrator

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Fashion Designer

Magazine Art Director

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Future progression with The Bedford College Group Higher Education

Location

Higher Education

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3D Design HNC/HND

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Fashion (Top-up) BA (Hons)

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Art & Design Foundation Diploma

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Textiles for Fashion (Top-up) BA (Hons)

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Art Practice HNC/HND

BC

Textiles HND

BC

Creative Media Production - Animation HNC

BC

Photography HNC/HND

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Creative Media Production – (Visual Effects) HNC/HND

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Product Design HND

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Graphic Communication BA (Hons) (Top-up from HND)

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Graphic Design HNC/HND

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Fashion & Textiles HNC

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Fashion HND

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Interior Design HND

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Art & Design (Level 2) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design at Level 1 Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in art & design.

• Short course in Art & Design related practice if required. What could I do next? Upon successful completion of this course you can progress on to one of our Art & Design Level 3 programmes.

• Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered. What will I study? This study programme will introduce you to a wide range of art, design and craft techniques through a mix of studio-based projects, lectures, teamwork and one-to-one teaching. You will develop a comprehensive portfolio of work that reflects improvements in your ability, and gain an insight into various disciplines within art and design.

Did you know? Art used to be an Olympic sport

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design at Level 1 What will I study? This study programme involves a range of core and optional units that develop skills in design, page layout, photography, illustration and typography. You will learn how to use design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Graphic Design is not only using computers; a full range of drawing and image making techniques are key parts of this creative course.

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What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? This study programme will prepare you for progression on to the Level 3 study programmes in Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion, Media or Art & Design.

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What qualifications will I gain?

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Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths. What will I study? This study programme gives you the opportunity to explore different lens-based media and learn about film-based and digital techniques, including darkroom techniques and image manipulation. You will develop personal projects that explore themes and ideas connected with the potential of photography to record, document, narrate and challenge. You will learn how to select photographic equipment and technologies that are appropriate and fit for purpose.

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• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

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• Short course in Art & Design practice if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to studying our Level 3 Photography course. You can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

3D Applied Design (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme will encourage you to experiment in a diverse range of disciplines. You will work with a wide variety of materials, including glass, wood, metal, ceramics and plastics. Mixed media and non-traditional approaches and techniques will be encouraged, alongside research as a basis for design development, informed by drawings and sketchbook work.

• English and maths qualifications if required • Short course in Art & Design practice if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to studying our 3D Design HNC/HND, (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a related field.

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Animation, Illustration & Games Design (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme will expose you to a variety of different types of animation such as 2D, 3D and stop motion. You will also explore Illustration and Games Concept Art Design, with some aspect of Level Creation. You will gain experience in using a variety of programmes, including the Adobe Suite and web-based games engines.

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR

• English and maths qualifications if required

• Art & Design at Level 2

• Short course in Art & Design practice if required.

What will I study?

UCAS points available: Up to 168.

This study programme develops your creative abilities in drawing, developing your design ideas, photography, textiles and the manipulation of a wide range of materials to create artwork for specific audiences.

What could I do next? You can progress on to one of our undergraduate courses, (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a related field.

What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You will be able to progress on to one of our undergraduate, see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website. This Level 3 qualification can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for university.

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Fashion & Textiles (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

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Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme will expose you to various design aspects, including surface pattern for fashion and interiors, fashion visualisation and illustration, and sculptural textiles/fashion. You will also have the opportunity to learn silk screen printing, machine and hand embroidery, paper making, fabric manipulation techniques, draping, transfer printing, computer aided design, felt making, and drawing. The emphasis will be on experimentation with materials and ideas generation for fashion, textile, interior and illustration outcomes.

• Short course in Art & Design practice if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to studying our Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC/HND, see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a related field.

Fine Art (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme will give you the flexibility to work with a range of materials, techniques and processes, often dipping into other subject areas, such as digital media and video. The core programme offers painting, sculpture, printing, experimental photography and a range of open ended projects designed to challenge your ability to think and work creatively.

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• English and maths qualifications if required • Short course in Art & Design related practice if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to studying our Arts Practice BTEC HNC/HND, see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

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Photography (Level 3) Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme gives you the opportunity to explore different lens-based media and learn about film-based and digital techniques, including darkroom techniques and image manipulation. You will develop personal projects that explore themes and ideas connected with the potential of photography to record, document, narrate and challenge. You will learn how to select photographic equipment and technologies that are appropriate and fit for purpose.

What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required • Short course in Art & Design practice if required. What could I do next? Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to our Photography HNC/ HND, see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

Graphic Design (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme will give you a strong insight into illustration, typography, advertising, layout design, packaging and drawing using a variety of media and techniques including digital photography. You will also learn how to use the Adobe Creative Suite software: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and Adobe After Effects for graphic animation.

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• Short course in Art & Design practice if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to our Graphic Design HNC/HND pathway, see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

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Foundation Diploma (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

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Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma.

Duration: 1 year

UCAS points available: Up to 84.

• Minimum of one A-Level in a design-related subject. What will I study? This study programme will enable you to explore and experiment with a wide range of concepts, ideas and materials, in addition to giving you the opportunity to focus on your chosen specialist area and build up your portfolio of work. This programme is highly recommended if you have completed A-Levels (or a Level 3 equivalent qualification) and want to progress on to a degree-level course in an art & design subject at university or college.

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Freya Fine Art Level 3 Previous School: Longsands Academy

I’ve enjoyed all of the opportunities that being at College has given me - from access to new equipment, such as oil painting, plaster and screen printing, to a work experience placement at the Tate Modern in London with contemporary artist, Quilla Constance.

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You will learn.... a number of core skills and behaviours in this pathway no matter what level you choose.

Business Introduction Our A qualification in Business can be a great stepping stone towards a career across a wide range of industries. Our Study Programmes are accredited by Pearson and The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Level 3 Accounting

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Business

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Management & Administration

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You will undertake a work placement as part of your study programme giving you valuable experience within the industry.

Accounting

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Business

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TCC TCK TCW

Level 2

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To manage projects effectively through planning

To understand management systems

To gain an understanding of the data and analytic tools

To work collaboratively and independently

To organise meetings and events

Study Programmes

This accreditation means that you can be confident that the skills you are learning have real industry value. Our experienced tutors will take you through each of the elements of your chosen programme, providing practical examples to ensure that the theories learned can be applied to the working environment.

TCC

To be highly organised and work methodically

Joshua Business Level 3 Previous School: Manor School Sports College As part of my College work placement I work once a week at Portfolio Events, which is a catering company. I can apply everything I learn in College to my work here, including finance when I work on spreadsheets and filing, and marketing when I look at how they promote themselves through awards and testimonials.

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Investment Banker

Finance Manager

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Estate Agent

Brand Consultant

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Location BC

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Potential Salaries Market Researcher

Regional wage: £26,000-£29,640

Chartered Accountant Regional wage: £36,920-£41,080

Human Resources Manager Regional wage: £49,920-£52,000

Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions

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Cereal is the second-largest advertiser on television today, behind automobiles. Source: www.slideshow.net

Accounting (Level 2) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCC

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• English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs at grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths at Grade 4 What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the foundation stage of the Association of Accounting Technician’s (AAT) Accountancy qualifications. The AAT is the world’s leading body for Accounting Technicians, making this course essential for anyone looking to develop a career in accounting or business finance. You will study a range of topics, including; bookkeeping, cash management, an introduction to payroll, basic costing, computerised accounts, and business communication and law.

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Business (Level 2) Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English & maths OR • Business at Level 1 Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in Business.

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with a solid basis for progression in a number of business pathways, and a sound knowledge of fundamental business concepts, while also equipping you with essential employability and study skills. The dynamic programme will also give you the opportunity for work experience and organising of College events. You will explore all the key functions of a modern business, including finance, business online, customer service, marketing and sales. What qualifications will I gain? • Business BTEC Level 1/2 First Extended Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to the Business Level 3 programme, or onto a Level 3 apprenticeship (see page 44). phone 0345 658 8990

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Business (Level 3) Location: BC

TCC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years

What qualifications will I gain? • Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required.

• 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths

UCAS points available:

What will I study?

Up to 168.

This study programme will prepare you for a career in business by developing skills in an exciting learning environment. You will also develop a range of key skills and knowledge that will be essential for future employment or university study. You will develop practical skills in all areas of business, including marketing, management, finance, decision making, digital marketing and recruitment. Work experience placement is also included.

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Business HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). As part of the programme, you will be given advice on developing a career in business to help you make the important decision about what to do next.

Accounting (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Accounting AAT Level 3 Certificate • English qualification if required.

Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English & must include maths at grade 4 or above.

UCAS points available: up to 168.

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the advanced stage of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. The AAT is the world’s leading body for accounting technicians, making this programme essential for anyone looking to develop a career in accounting or finance. You will study a range of key topics, including; advanced bookkeeping, management accounting, spreadsheets, indirect tax and ethics for accounting.

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Business HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). You could also progress on to the AAT Level 4 course allowing you to qualify as an Accounting Technician.

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Management and Administration (T Level) Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 Years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English and maths OR • Level 2 Business qualification What will I study? This qualification is for you if you are a 16-19-year-old learner, who wishes to work within the Management and Administration sector. It has been designed to deliver a high level of knowledge about the sector as well as the occupational skills required to enter the industry through completing a minimum 315-hour industry placement.

• Management and Administration Level 3 City & Guilds Technical T Level Qualification What could I do next? This qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed to work in the Management and Administration sector and prepares students to enter the sector through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualifications gives students the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.

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You will learn.... a number of core skills and behaviours in this pathway no matter what level you choose.

COMPUTING Introduction We ensure that you are at the cutting-edge of this exciting subject by teaching you the latest skills and techniques accredited by the world’s leading IT organisations, including Oracle, CompTIA and Cisco. Our tutors have worked in the IT industry in a wide range of roles including networking, programming, PC maintenance, website development and helpdesk support, so you will benefit greatly from their expertise and industry knowledge. Outside of the classroom, educational visits are organised to give you the opportunity to see how IT is used in a real life setting. Year on year our students make it through to the WorldSkills UK LIVE Finals at the NEC in Birmingham where they have to work under pressure to complete challenges in a range of computing disciplines against peers to be recognised as the UK’s best in their skill. 102

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The importance of punctuality and time keeping

How to be highly organised and work methodically

A range of skills for installation, maintenance and repair

Product knowledge and skills to deal effectively with customers

Self-motivation and confidence in your own abilities

How to problem solve efficiently and effectively

Level 3 Computing

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TCC TCK TCW

Digital Business Services (T Level)

BC

TCC

Digital Support Services (T Level)

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TCC

BC

TCC TCK TCW

Level 2 IT Practitioners

BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus TCC

Tresham College Corby Campus

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Tresham College Kettering Campus

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Tresham College Wellingborough Campus

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Catalin

Computer Science Level 3 Previous School: Kingswood Secondary Academy College I chose to come to College to study Computer Science because there was no A-Level available that goes to the same level as this course. This study programme is not just theory based, we have the hardware to cover the practical aspects and it’s great to have found a course to match my interests and aspirations.

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WHERE OUR COURSES CAN TAKE YOU... Network Designer Security Consultant

Support Analyst

Operative Programmer

Find a job you love!

Web Designer

Global Logistics

Project Manager Technical Analyst

Software Tester

Technician

Higher Education

Java Developer

System Developer

Mobile App Developer

Hardware Manager

Future progression with The Bedford College Group Location

Potential Salaries Website Designer Regional wage: £29,120-£29,640

Technical Analyst Regional wage: £43,160-£47,320

Software Tester

Computing HNC/HND

BC

Digital Technologies BSc (Hons) Top-up (Software Development Pathway) *

BC

Regional wage: £45,760-£47,760

Digital Technologies BSc (Hons) Top-up (Networking & Cyber Security Pathway) *

BC

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Digital Technologies BSc (Hons) Top-up (General Pathway)*

BC

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IT Practitioners (Level 2) Location: BC

TCC

TCK

What qualifications will I gain?

TCW

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Computing at Level 1. Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in Computing

• Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? A wide range of entry level jobs in the IT industry will be available to you on completion. You can also progress on to our Computing Advanced Level 3, or an apprenticeship (see page 44).

• Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered. What will I study? This study programme will provide you with a varied knowledge and understanding of the information technology sector, as well as developing your computing skills and preparing you for a future career in the IT industry. You will study a wide range of topics, including installing and maintaining computer systems, technology systems and website development, together with some aspects of the creative industries, such as multimedia products development.

Did you know? The first computer weighed 27 tons

Computing (Level 3) Location: BC

Source: www.pandorafms.com

TCC

TCK

TCW

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Computing at Level 2. What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and experience required to start building a career in a range of IT jobs including programmer, web designer, technical support, or networking technician. You will study a range of key topics, including computer systems, software development, website production, computer networks, systems analysis and design, planning an IT project, and more.

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What qualifications will I gain? • Computing BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to our Computing HNC/HND and BSc (Hons) degree in Digital Technologies with us (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). Alternatively, you can apply for a university course or progress into employment.

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Digital Business Services (T Level) Location: BC

Work Placement

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and maths • A strong desire to undertake work placement in a digital field What will I study? This T Level combines three key elements: Core knowledge delivery, work place training and an employer-led project. You will learn the essentials of all digital roles by understanding data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues. You will undertake a work placement as part of this course and be set a work based project which will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained. 108

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You will be expected to undertake 315 hours of work placement across the two year programme. This work placement provides you with the opportunity to learn and apply the technical skills gained during the qualification. Your placement will be within a company or organisation within the digital sector. What could I do next? After this T Level you could go on to study a degree course in a variety of digital sectors. You could also go into employment in the digital industry within the specialism you have chosen.

Digital Support Services (T Level) Location: BC

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and maths • A strong desire to undertake work placement in a digital field What will I study? This T Level combines three key elements: Core knowledge delivery, work place training and an employer led project. You will learn how digital skills are fundamental to businesses, digital infrastructure, networking, unified communications and network cabling. You will undertake a work placement as part of this course and be set a work based project which will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained.

Work Placement

You will be expected to undertake 315 hours of work placement across the two-year programme. This work placement provides you with the opportunity to learn and apply the technical skills gained during the qualification. Your placement will be within a company or organisation within the digital sector. What could I do next? After this T Level you could go on to study a degree course in a variety of digital sectors. You could also go into employment in the digital industry within the specialism you have chosen.

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You will learn.... a number of core skills and behaviours in this pathway no matter what level you choose.

Construction & Building Services Introduction We’re at the cutting edge of construction within our industry standard workshops. Our tutors have enjoyed successful careers in the industry so you will be learning from the experts. Your chosen trade is the main core of your study programme. As well as this, you will undertake an element of English and maths, go on trips and visits relevant to your course, complete educational short courses to enhance your learning and skills, take part in tutorials and directed study and undertake a minimum of 30 hours’ work experience for each year of your study programme.

BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus

Our Study Programmes Brickwork

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Building Services Engineering Electrotechnical Engineering (T Level)

BC

TCC

Building Services Engineering Plumbing & Heating (T Level)

BC

TCC

Carpentry & Bench Joinery

BC

TCC

Construction

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Design, Surveying and Planning (T Level)

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On-Site Contruction - Brickwork (T Level)

BC

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On-Site Construction - Carpentry & Joinery (T Level)

BC

TCC

On-Site Construction - Painting & Decorating (T Level)

BC

TCC

Painting & Decorating

BC

TCC

Brickwork

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Carpentry & Joinery

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A range of skills for installation, maintenance and repair

The benefits of good design

Forms of construction – foundations, structures, sub-structures and super structures

How to ensure projects are sustainable

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Lean construction – reduce, repurpose, recycle

Level 3

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The importance of Health & Safety

Painting & Decorating Level 2 The best thing about Bedford College is the support I get from my tutors. I enjoy coming into College each day and I like the work and the structure it gives me. We are given various different tasks to complete from painting walls to stripping paper. We also learn about painting different surfaces, because different materials require different types of paint.

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Quantity Surveyor

Industrial Technician

Plumber Design Engineer

Find a job you love!

Supervisor

Construction Worker

Construction Support Workshop Manager CAD Designer Painter and Decorator

Labourer

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Painter Regional wage: £20,280-£28,080

CAD Designer Regional wage: £32,760-£56,520

Higher Education

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Civil Engineering HNC/HND

BC

Foreman

Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) HNC/HND

TCC

Regional wage: £34,320-£37,440

Construction & the Built Environment HNC/HND

BC

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• Bricklaying NOCN-CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

Carpentry & joinery (Level 2)

• English and maths qualifications if required.

Location: BC

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Brickwork Level 3 study programme, or move into employment as a Bricklayer. You could also progress on to an apprenticeship (see page 44).

Duration and Entry Requirements:

Brickwork (Level 2) Location: BC

TCC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCW

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in brickwork. • If you already hold a Level 1 then you may be able to do this study programme over one year. What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the training you will need to carry out bricklaying to industry standards. You will study a range of key topics, including understanding construction drawings, solid walling, cavity walling and more.

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Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in Carpentry or Bench Joinery • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered. What will I study?

What qualifications will I gain? • Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery NOCN-CSkills Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? This study programme will prepare you for progression on to the Site Carpentry & Bench Joinery Level 3 study programme or an apprenticeship (see page 44).

This study programme will provide you with the training needed to succeed in the industry. You will learn a broad range of carpentry or Bench Joinery skills and techniques. You will learn about costs and materials management specialising in on-site procedures or joinery workshop practice.

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TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in painting and decorating • Other relevant levels of qualification or experiences will be considered. If you already hold a Level 1 then you may be able to do this study programme over one year. What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the training you will need to develop your skills and experience to carry out painting and decorating tasks to industry standards. to industry standards. 116

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In the first year, you will learn brush & roller skills as well as basic wallpapering and decorative techniques, among other skills. In the second year, these basic skills will be expanded upon with more advanced techniques including marbling, graining, more challenging wallcoverings to apply on walls and ceilings, as well as artex and tape and joint tasks. What qualifications will I gain? • Painting & Decorating NOCN- CSkills Award Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next?

Brickwork (Level 3) Location: BC

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the training and experience you will need to develop advanced brickwork skills to an industry recognised standard, along with the additional skills required for supervisory roles. You will study a range of topics, including decorative brickwork, repairing and maintaining masonry structures, erecting complex masonry structures and more.

What qualifications will I gain? • Bricklaying NOCN-CSkills Award Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You could apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). You can also gain employment as a Bricklaying apprentice.

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BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING ELECTROTECHNICAL ENGINEERING (T LEVEL)

Location: BC

The core component contains:

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths. What will I study?

• Fundamental Health & Safety practices associated with carrying out construction and BSE work • Scientific principles related to construction activities • The construction industry and careers within it • Principles of sustainability and design, relevant to construction projects

The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the BSE industry and the sector and you will cover topics such as: Health and Safety, construction science principles, sustainability in the construction industry and building services engineering systems.

• Information, data and principles of measurements

What qualification will I gain?

What can I do next?

T Level in Building Services Engineering Electrotechnical Engineering.

This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Building services Engineering industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.

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• Tools, equipment and materials used in BSE work • Legislation, regulations and approved standards that apply to BSE systems.

BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING - PLUMBING & HEATING (T LEVEL) Location: BC

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths. What will I study? The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the BSE industry and the sector and you will cover topics such as: Health and Safety, construction science principles, sustainability in the construction industry and building services engineering systems. The core component contains: • Fundamental Health & Safety practices associated with carrying out construction and BSE work • Scientific principles related to construction activities • Principles of sustainability and design, relevant to construction projects

• Information, data and principles of measurements • Tools, equipment and materials used in BSE work • Legislation, regulations and approved standards that apply to BSE system What qualifications will I gain? T-Level in Building Services Engineering – Plumbing & Heating What could i do next? This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Building services Engineering industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.

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Construction (Level 3) Location:

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 including English and maths What will I study? This study programme will give you a good understanding of the whole construction process, giving you the opportunity to study a large number of interlinked units to broaden your industry knowledge. The programme will cover a wide range of topics, including building surveying, mechanical and electrical services, building regulations and more.

What qualifications will I gain? • Construction & the Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma • Professional Construction Practice Level 3 Diploma – ISG • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You could apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). You can also gain employment as a Construction apprentice.

Carpentry & joinery (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year • Carpentry & Joinery at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme will develop your existing skills. You will learn a broad range of carpentry or Bench Joinery skills and techniques. You will learn about costs and materials management specialising in on-site procedures or joinery workshop practice.

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TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements:

Design, Surveying and Planning (T Level) Location: BC

Work Placement

Duration and Entry Requirements:

You will be expected to undertake 315 hours of work placement across the two-year programme. This work placement provides you with the opportunity to learn and apply the technical skills gained during the qualification. Your placement will be within a company or organisation within the Construction industry.

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths. What will I study? This Technical Qualification has been developed in consultation with employers in the construction industry to ensure you learn the skills and behaviours that will give you the best opportunity to be successful when applying for work. The content is split into a core component that is common to all Construction T Levels, and an occupational specialism -Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment. 122

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Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths What will I study? The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the On-site construction industry and the sector and you will cover topics such as: Health and Safety, construction science principles design principles, building technology, setting out, digital technologies, construction and the built environment, and sustainability in the construction industry.

• Construct complex masonry structures – Panel with contrasting colours and projections • Construct chimney stack Work Placement You will be expected to undertake 315 hours of work placement across the two-year programme. This work placement provides you with the opportunity to learn and apply the technical skills gained during the qualification. Your placement will be within a company or organisation within the Construction industry. What qualification will I gain?

• Scientific principles related to construction activities

T-Level in On-Site Construction – Brickwork

• The construction industry and careers within it

What qualification will I gain? T-Level in Design, Surveying and Planning

• Information, data and principles of measurements

Achieving this Technical Qualification will give you an advantage when applying for a job in construction in your chosen occupational specialism or when progressing to further study in construction, such as a university degree or higher Apprenticeship.

• Prepare and plan the construction and repair of complex masonry structures

• Fundamental Health & Safety practices associated with carrying out construction work

• Principles of sustainability and design, relevant to construction projects

What could I do next?

Brickwork Components:

• Tools, equipment and materials used in construction work • Legislation, regulations and approved standards that apply to the construction industry

What could I do next? This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the On-Site construction industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.

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ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION PAINTING & DECORATING (T LEVEL)

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• Tools, equipment and materials used in construction work

Location: BC

• Legislation, regulations and approved standards that apply to the construction industry

Duration and Entry Requirements:

Carpentry & Joinery Components:

Duration: 2 years

• Design and make a gothic arch window – Include shadow and capillary groove

• 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths.

• Construct a lean- to roof and dormer

What will I study? The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the On-site construction industry and the sector and you will cover topics such as: Health and Safety, construction science principles design principles, building technology, setting out, digital technologies, construction and the built environment, and sustainability in the construction industry. The core component contains:

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths. What will I study? The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the On-site construction industry and the sector and you will cover topics such as: Health and Safety, construction science principles design principles, building technology, setting out, digital technologies, construction and the built environment, and sustainability in the construction industry. The core component contains: • Fundamental Health & Safety practices associated with carrying out construction work • Scientific principles related to construction activities • The construction industry and careers within it

What qualifications will I gain? T-Level in On-Site Construction – Carpentry & Joinery Work Placement What could I do next? This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the On-Site construction industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.

TCC

• Fundamental Health & Safety practices associated with carrying out construction work • Scientific principles related to construction activities

• Legislation, regulations and approved standards that apply to the construction industry • Painting & Decorating Components: • Decorate a room with fire place including, walls, ceiling, wood, radiator • Design ‘vert de mer’ marble finish for the fireplace back panel What qualifications will I gain? T-Level in On-Site Construction – Painting & Decorating What can I do next? This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the On-Site construction industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.

• The construction industry and careers within it

• Principles of sustainability and design, relevant to construction projects

• Principles of sustainability and design, relevant to construction projects

• Information, data and principles of measurements

• Information, data and principles of measurements • Tools, equipment and materials used in construction work

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Painting & Decorating (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • Painting & Decorating Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills. What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the training you will need to develop your skills and experience to carry out painting and decorating to industry standards. For this course, you will expand upon your (already) wide range of knowledge to apply a range of highly complex wallcoverings, develop your marbling and graining skills to produce high level decorative effects, and use new products such as metal leaf, coving and ceiling centrepieces amongst other tasks.

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• Painting & Decorating NOCN- CSkills Award Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You could apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). You can also gain employment as a Painting & Decorating apprentice.

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electrical installation Introduction Our Study Programmes

The importance of punctuality and time keeping

The benefits of good design

The importance of Health & Safety

How to problem solve efficiently and effectively

To be up to date with changing industry standards

To develop a range of skills for installation, maintenance and repair

Our Electrical Installation study programmes enable you to access a range of electrical career paths.

Our students have gone on to work for major electrical contractors on some very exciting projects including The Shard, Crossrail and Heathrow Airport. Others have joined apprenticeship programmes working for the Red Bull F1 team. Our students have been on trips to look at how power stations operate. They also take part in both internal and external competitions with other colleges throughout the year with great prizes on offer. Every year we have local employers contact us to recruit our best students, give talks on what they look for in an individual and give away prizes for the best and most improved student. We also offer apprenticeships in Electrical Installation. See page 45 or visit www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk to find out more. 128

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Level 3 Building Services Engineering Electrotechanical Engineering (T Level)

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Electrical Installation

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TCC TCW

Level 2 Electrical Installation

Michael

Electrical Installation Level 1 Previous School: Lealands School My tutors are brilliant and good fun to be around. It’s everyone’s choice to be here so we all get the work done. We’ve had speakers come in from local companies to talk to us about how to write a good CV and work experience opportunities.

BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus TCC

Tresham College Corby Campus

TCW

Tresham College Wellingborough Campus

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WHERE OUR COURSES CAN TAKE YOU... Highways Electrician Electrician

Electrical Test Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Domestic Installer

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Security & Fire Installer

Maintenance/ Service Technician

Renewable Energy Electrician

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Data Electrician

Solar Renewables Consultant Commercial Installer/ Electrician

Future progression with The Bedford College Group Higher Education

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Engineering HNC

TCC

Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC*

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering HND

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General Engineering HND

TCC

Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Top-up) BSc*

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering BSc*

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Potential Salaries Electrical Test Engineer Regional wage: £24,440-£24,960

Auto Electrical Technician Regional wage: £27,560-£28,600

Electrical Installation Fitter Regional wage: £30,680-£31,720 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions * Validated by University of Northamptonshire BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus TCC

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Electrical Installation (Level 2) Location: BC

What will I study?

TCC TCW

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Relevant Level 1 qualification. Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in Electrical Installation OR • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

This study programme will give you an introduction to the skills you will need to carry out a range of electrical installation activities required to start work in the industry. Units of study will include an introduction to all types of circuits, including the theory and regulations behind them. You will also gain both practical and theoretical insights into the electrotechnical field of expertise. What qualifications will I gain? • Electrical Installation (Building & Structures) City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • English and maths if required. What could I do next? Upon successful completion, you can progress on to the Advanced Electrical Installation study programme, a Level 3 apprenticeship (see page 44) or into employment.

Building Services Engineering Electrotechnical (T Level) Location: BC

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths. What will I study? The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the BSE industry and the sector and you will cover topics such as: Health and Safety, construction science principles, sustainability in the construction industry and building services engineering systems.

The core component contains: • Fundamental Health & Safety practices associated with carrying out construction and BSE work • Scientific principles related to construction activities • The construction industry and careers within it • Principles of sustainability and design, relevant to construction projects • Information, data and principles of measurements • Tools, equipment and materials used in BSE work • Legislation, regulations and approved standards that apply to BSE systems. What can I do next? This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Building services Engineering industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.

Did you know? Electricity travels at the speed of light, more than 186,000 miles per second.

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Electrical Installation (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Electrical Installation at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme is intended for those who want to expand their knowledge and proficiencies within the electrotechnical industry. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the field. This study programme will look at the theory behind all aspects of the electrotechnical industry. Several of the units involves in depth practical inspection and testing. 134

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• Electrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma • English and maths if required What could I do next? You could apply for our Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). You can also gain employment as a Bricklaying apprentice.

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ENGINEERING Introduction Our Engineering study programmes enable you to choose an area to specialise in and provide you with transferable skills, such as problem solving and project management, making you particularly attractive to potential employers. We have excellent links with the industry, working with large technology companies such as Vauxhall, Lockheed Martin and Millbrook Proving Ground, so you will always be up to date with industry changes and developments – something that employers will be looking for. Students complete projects by working with companies such as London Electronics, Cranfield Precision and Pressfab Engineering.

Our Study Programmes Level 3 Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing (T Level)

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Engineering: Electrical & Electronic, General or Mechanical Engineering

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Machining and Toolmaking Technologies

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TCC

Level 2 Engineering

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Tresham College Corby Campus

Mathematic and scientific principles

Expertise in using specialist tools and equipment

Product knowledge and skills to deal effectively with customers

Self-motivation and confidence in your own abilities

To apply appropriate solutions to well defined engineering problems

Engineering terminology

Aran

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Level 3 Previous School: Mark Rutherford School I really enjoy the product design aspect of the study programme. In one of our units we have to design and build a robot from VEX kits. We are given a specification to follow but the design is up to us. I much prefer College to school because you are treated as an adult and there is more space and freedom to move around.

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WHERE OUR COURSES CAN TAKE YOU... Materials Engineer

Potential Salaries Manufacturing Engineer Regional wage: £24,440-£24,960

Maintenance Engineer

Design Engineer Regional wage: £27,560-£28,600

Maintenance Engineer

Robotics Engineer

Structural Welder

CAD Designer

Production Engineer

Find a job you love!

Toolmaker

Studio Sound Engineer

Programmer

Design Engineer

Cnc Machinist Hardware Engineer

Avionics Engineer

Regional wage: £30,680-£31,720 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions

Future progression with The Bedford College Group

Higher Education

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC*

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Electrical & Electronic HND*

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Electrical & Electronic BSc*

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Electrical & Electronic BSc (Top-up)*

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Engineering HNC

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General Engineering HNC*

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General Engineering HND*

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General Engineering BSc Top-up*

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Mechanical Engineering HNC*

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Mechanical Engineering HND*

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Mechanical Engineering BSc*

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Mechanical Engineering BSc (Top-up)*

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Engineering (Level 2) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 including English, maths and a keen interest in Engineering What will I study? This study programme will provide you with a good level of knowledge and understanding of the basic engineering techniques used within the sector. You will study a wide variety of topics, including engineering materials, machining techniques, and more.

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Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing (t level) Location: BC

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years 3 Days in College and 2 Days work placement • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English, maths and science • A willingness to undertake work experience. What will I study? This T Level course comprises of three key elementscore knowledge delivery, work placed training and an employer led project. You will learn as part of your course key engineering concepts, principles and the essential maths and science. You will develop knowledge of design methodologies, engineering tools, equipment and materials and become skilled in designing and testing models and prototypes. The second aspect of the course will be a work placement where you will gain on the job technical skills relevant to your course. As part of the course you will be set a work-based project which will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained.

What qualifications will I gain? • City and Guilds T Level Technical Qualification in Design and Development forEngineering and Manufacturing (Level 3). What could I do next? • Course progression: Degree courses within the Bedford College Group • Degree options within the Engineering sector. Career progression: Progression into the Engineering industry within the specialism that you have chosen. • Engineering Design and Draughtsperson (Electrical or Mechanical) • Engineering Technician • Engineering Manufacturing Technician

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Engineering (Level 3):

Electrical & Electronic, General or Mechanical Engineering Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR

Duration: 2 years

• Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR

• 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 including English, maths and Science OR • Engineering Level 2

• Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. UCAS points available: Up to 168.

What will I study? This study programme has been developed with local employers to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence in engineering. In your first year you will study for an Engineering BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma, before specialising in mechanical, electrical and electronic or general engineering in your second year.

What could I do next? Successful completion of the second year will allow you to progress on to one of our Engineering HNC/HND programmes (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website), look for employment in the engineering industry or apply to university.

Machining and toolmaking technologies (T LEVEL) Location: BC

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years 3 Days in College and 2 Days work placement • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English, maths and science • A willingness to undertake work experience. What will I study? This T Level course comprises of three key elementscore knowledge delivery, work placed training and an employer led project. You will learn as part of your course key engineering concepts, principles and the essential maths and science. You will develop knowledge of materials, tools and fixtures, how to operate machinery and analysis of data and specifications. The second aspect of the course will be a work placement where you will gain on the job technical skills relevant to your course. As part of the course you will be set a work-based project which will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained.

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What qualifications will I gain? • City and Guilds T Level Technical Qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control (Machining and Toolmaking) (Level 3) What could I do next? Course progression: • Degree courses within the Bedford College Group • Degree options within the Engineering sector • Apprenticeships within the Engineering sector Career progression: Progression into the Engineering industry within the specialism that you have chosen. • Engineering Technician • Engineering Manufacturing Technician

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Engineering Level 2

From the age of seven I knew I wanted a career in the Navy. Engineering is a very practical, hands on subject, which is what I enjoy the most. I had a taste of engineering at school and learnt how to use various tools, but we didn’t have the machines that we have here at College.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL

english for speakers of other languages

Introduction This study programme is for students whose first language is not English and who want to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing for work, study and everyday life. The study programme is offered from beginner level through to advanced level. It will help you to learn and practice English in many ways, including in the workplace. You will also learn to use your maths skills in an English environment.

Location: BC

TCC

TCK

What do I need to start?

The levels are:

You do not need any qualifications to start, but you must be between 16 and 19 years old on 31 August 2021 and you must be a resident in the UK. You will need to attend an assessment interview before you start; this is to help decide which level is best for you.

• Entry Level 1

What qualifications will I gain?

• Level 2.

You will work towards English Speaking Board ESOL awards and certificates and Pearson Functional Skills maths and ICT certificates at an appropriate level.

Your tutors will do practice exams with you throughout the year before entering you for exams.

• Entry Level 2 • Entry Level 3 • Level 1

TCW

What will I study? During this study programme you will practice many language skills, as well as: • Reading, writing, listening and speaking • Grammar and structure • Pronunciation • Vocabulary development • Maths • ICT (using computers) • Employability skills (including work placements). You will also learn about health, education, local government, employability and other topics, which are all part of being a citizen in the UK. The level at which you start will depend on your existing skills.

BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus TCC

Tresham College Corby Campus

TCK

Tresham College Kettering Campus

TCW

Tresham College Wellingborough Campus

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Animal Management

Applied Sciences

Art & Design

Business

Computing

Construction

Dental Care

Electrical Installation

Engineering

Equine Management

Floristry

Foundation Learning

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Health, Care & Childcare

Hospitality & Catering

Land & Environment

Motor Vehicle

Outdoor Adventure

Performing Arts, Media & Music

Plumbing & Gas

Sport

Travel & Tourism

Uniformed Public Services

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Equine management Introduction Our Equine Care and Management study programmes at Shuttleworth College enable you to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a successful career working with horses. Our fantastic equine facilities at Mount Pleasant are equipped with covered stabling, two indoor arenas, classrooms and a student rest room. You can take advantage of tuition in riding, as well as all aspects of equine care and management. Alongside practical skills, you will develop your knowledge in areas such as equine health and welfare, equine feeding and nutrition, and the anatomy and physiology of horses. Guest speakers often visit Mount Pleasant to give lectures and demonstrations, which complement the clinics and events held at the College. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills through work experience in settings such as competition yards, veterinary centres and riding schools.

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Location

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Level 2 Equine Care

Stable management skills

The horse anatomy and biological systems

To work collaboratively and independently

Health, fitness and nutrition

Equine biological systems

Business and event management

Amber

Equine Management Level 3 Previous School: Cottesloe School I love riding the different horses at College. They all have such different temperaments to get to grips with. We also get to work towards our British Horse Society (BHS) Progressive Riding Tests as part of the study programme.

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WHERE OUR COURSES CAN TAKE YOU... Equestrian Coach

Yard Duty Manager

Riding Centre Instructor

Yard Manager

Yard Owner

Find a job you love!

Riding Centre Manager Livery Manager

Competition Groom Professional Rider

Welfare Centre Groom

Future progression with The Bedford College Group

Veterinary Nurse

Higher Education

Location

Regional wage: £17,160-£19,240

Animal Science BSc Hons (top-up from FdSc)*

SC

Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

SC

Yard Manager

For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit out website to find out more at www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/undergraduate

Potential Salaries Equestrian Coach Regional wage: £16,120-£23,320

Regional wage: £27,560-£25,480 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions

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Equine Care (Level 2) Location: SC

What will I study?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

This study programme will develop your skills in all areas of equine care, including handling, grooming, feeding and fitting and using tack and equipment. There is an emphasis on equine health, welfare and behaviour, along with gaining an understanding of equine anatomy and physiology.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Equine Care at Level 1 Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in horse care • Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered. If you want to take the riding option of this programme you will be required to participate in a riding assessment. Please note that the riding centre has a 13 stone weight limit.

There are both riding and non-riding options available. The equine centre has a wide range of horses for you to ride and care for, and our qualified and experienced teaching staff will help you develop your skills and knowledge. What qualifications will I gain? • Equine Care City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to our Equine Management Advanced Level 3 study programme (see next entry).

Equine Management (Level 3) Location: SC Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 including English and maths OR • Equine Care at Level 2 If you want to take the riding option of this programme you will be required to participate in a riding assessment. Please note that the riding centre has a 13 stone weight limit. What will I study? This study programme will give you an in-depth understanding of the equine industry, focusing on; practical horse management, science and business including event management.

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Practical aspects will include stable management skills, fitting tack and equipment and preparing horses for presentation. Science will include biological systems, health, fitness and nutrition. There are both riding and non-riding options available. What qualifications will I gain? • Equine Management City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress to undergraduate to study an equine-related subject, or you could go on to work in the equine industry. phone 0345 658 8990

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FLORISTRY Introduction As a Floristry student at Shuttleworth College, you will have everything you need to create beautiful floral designs including our specialist floristry workshops and preparation room. Our Floristry tutors pride themselves on keeping up-to-date with new trends, including the use of European and contemporary designs. Past students have gone on to various successes, including a gold medal and title of Chelsea Young Florist of the Year. They have also set up their own thriving businesses, become florists in London and worked with big event organisers.

Our Study Programmes Level 3

Location

Floristry

SC

Trends, seasonality and environmental factors that may have an impact

A range of crafting techniques

Product knowledge and skills to deal effectively with customers

To be highly organised and work methodically

The benefits of marketing

To manage projects effectively – planning, monitoring and reporting

Harry

Floristry Level 3 Previous school: Kimberley College I chose Shuttleworth College as i wanted to focus on my creativity. I love getting to know so many people and the creativity that this course brings me.

Level 2 Floristry

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Did you know? Roses are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds

Flower Buyer Floristry Sales Coordinator

Floristry Shop Owner

Self-employed Florist

Find a job you love!

Floral Decorator

Floral Decorator

Floristry Assistant

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Florist Regional wage: £14,560-£15,600

Event Florist

Wedding Florist

Potential Salaries Florist Manager Regional wage: £30,680-£33,280 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions.

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Floristry (Level 2) Location: SC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Floristry Level 2 Technical Certificate, City and Guilds • English and maths qualifications if required

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Relevant Level 1 qualification

What could I do next? You can progress to Floristry Advanced Level 3 (see next entry). Alternatively, you could gain employment in the floristry industry.

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of this diverse and challenging industry. You will study a range of topics, including art and design for florists, hand-tied and floral designs, wedding and funeral designs, and much more. Floristry is a diverse sector that includes private and corporate floristry, sales and marketing, buying for flower companies, creative demonstrations and event work.

Floristry (Level 3) Location: SC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Floristry Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma, City and Guilds

Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR

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• English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available:

• Floristry Level 2

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What will I study?

What could I do next?

This study programme will give you all the advanced skills and vocational knowledge needed for employment in the floristry sector. This course will give you an in-depth knowledge of running a floristry business, in addition to the advanced skills needed to create beautiful and modern floral designs.

You can progress on to higher level courses at university, or find work in the floristry industry.

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FOUNDATION LEARNING Introduction Our Foundation Skills Programme is aimed at young people with identified learning difficulties and/ or disabilities. The programme will help you to develop your study and personal skills for progression on to higher level programmes at the College, or to get into a job role. By the end of the programme, you’ll have gained a range of new skills that will help you towards living independently, as well as significantly increasing your study and employment options. You will take part in a range of subjects, which will include; English and maths, work preparation and independent living skills. Alongside this you will undertake a work experience placement; previous students have been placed with major retailers such as Wilkinson, B & M, Tesco, Costa, McDonalds, Colemans Stationers, Premier Inn, Higgins Museum and local charity shops.

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The vocational aspect of your programme can be chosen from a wide range of subjects (dependent on campus), including Animal Care, Catering & Business, Creative Art, Health & Nutrition, Media & Business, Performing Arts, and Sport. A number of our students have progressed into mainstream education in subjects like these, following their Foundation programme. Enrichment activities are organised throughout the year with a range of guest speakers and trips/visits, such as to meet our local MP and visit the Houses of Parliament. You will also have the opportunity to participate in community fundraising projects and attend employer fairs that are hosted by the College.

Our programmes are offered in the following locations:

Good communication skills

To work well in a team

To be confident in your own abilities

Skills to develop your independence

How to prepare for interviews

Personal and professional skills

Jack

Foundation Studies Skills Programme I like socialising at College and have made quite a few friends. We also have lunch clubs we can go to including Lego and the games room. I chose Catering & Business as my vocational subject. I’ve enjoyed cooking since middle school. We run a kitchen called Souper Douper where we take orders from people around the College, cook the food, deliver it and then take the money.

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hairdressing & beauty therapy Introduction Our Studying with us can lead to exciting and rewarding career opportunities.

A key factor in the success of our students is the industry knowledge that staff provide them with, which keeps them up-to-date with the latest techniques and trends. The expert teaching of specific technical skills in our well-equipped salons provides our students with international qualifications leading to excellent employment opportunities. Our students also get the opportunity to showcase their skills at the annual Hair & Beauty Show. Our commercial Hair & Beauty salons give you the opportunity to gain practical supervised experience working with paying clients.

Study Programmes Level 3

Location

Barbering

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Beauty Therapy

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Hairdressing

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Level 2

BCB

Bedford College Brooks

Barbering

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TCC

Tresham College Corby Campus

Beauty Therapy

BCB TCC TCK

TCK

Tresham College Kettering Campus

Hairdressing

BCB TCC TCK

Hair & Media Make-Up

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Good communication and people skills

An understanding of anatomy and physiology

The science of hair and beauty products

How to maintain a clean and hygienic environment

To provide correct advice, recommendations and aftercare

How to produce accurate records and documents

Barbara Beauty Therapy Level 3

The study programme covers everything from facials and massages, to make-up and waxing. We have client sessions two to three times a week. The tutors are all lovely and offer plenty of support. I’ve found it easy to get back into education; if you want something then you can achieve it.

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WHERE OUR COURSES CAN TAKE YOU... Session Stylist

Salon Owner Junior Stylist

Colour Technician

Barber

Find a job you love!

Hairdresser Trainer TV/Media/ Film Stylist

Salon Manager Beauty Therapist

Senior Therapist

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Freelance Stylist

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

Location BC

For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit out website to find out more at www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/undergraduate

Potential Salaries Barber Regional wage: £16,640-£18,080

Beauty Therapist Regional wage: £15,600-£16,120

Hairdresser Regional wage: £16,640-£18,080 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions.

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Barbering (Level 2) Location:

What qualifications will I gain?

BCB TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Barbering at Level 1 What will I study? This study programme will cover traditional and modern cutting and styling techniques plus facial hair shapes in gents’ hair. You will be based at our commercial salon, for your training and work placement.

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What could I do next? At the end of this study programme you will be a qualified Level 2 Barber, with further employment opportunities open to you. You can also progress onto our Level 3 study programme or into an apprenticeship (see page 44).

Beauty Therapy (Level 2) Location:

BCB TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Beauty Therapy and/or Hairdressing at Level 1 Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in beauty therapy • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

What will I study? This study programme will equip you with the skills you need to carry out a range of beauty therapy treatments to a nationally-recognised standard. You will study a diverse range of topics, including manicure, pedicure, waxing, facial treatments and more. What qualifications will I gain? • Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to employment as a junior therapist in a range of professional establishments, or progress on to our Beauty Therapy Level 3 study programme or on to an apprenticeship (see page 44).

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Hairdressing (Level 2) Location:

What qualifications will I gain?

BCB TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Hairdressing City & Guilds VRQ Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Hairdressing at Level 1 Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in hairdressing

What could I do next? You can progress on to further study in a relevant subject such as the Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma or an apprenticeship (see page 44). Alternatively, you could move into employment as a junior Hairstylist in a salon.

• Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered. What will I study? This study programme will focus on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the hairdressing industry, which will prepare you for progression to a higher level of study. You will learn how to consult with clients, promote products and services, and develop a variety of hairdressing skills in cutting, colouring and perming.

Hair & Media Make-Up (Level 2) Location:

BCB TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Hair & Media Make-up at Level 1

Did you know? The average British person spends up to £40,000 in a lifetime on their hair.

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Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 and ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in hair/beauty and make-up. • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

What will I study? This study programme will cover the skills to start your career path in media make-up, learning hair styling, body art, spray tanning and make-up. What qualifications will I gain? • Hair & Media Make-Up City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to the Make-Up Level 3 study programme (see page 161). This involves the application of prosthetic pieces, fantasy hair design for performers, and creating and casting small prosthetic pieces and bald caps. Alternatively, you may wish to continue your studies to incorporate hair or beauty.

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Barbering (Level 3)

Beauty Therapy (Level 3)

Location:

Location:

What qualifications will I gain?

BCB TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year

What could I do next?

• Barbering Level 2 What will I study? This study programme will cover the skills and knowledge needed to progress into employment in the barbering industry. The course is suitable for those wishing to gain the necessary skills to run their own business or work as a qualified Barber. You will study a range of units including: cutting, creative hairdressing design skills and provide shaving and face massage services. As part of this course you will also undertake relevant work experience.

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After completing this study programme you could go on to expand your skills with one of our hairdressing study programmes. You could also progress onto an apprenticeship or into employment.

BCB TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • Beauty Therapy Level 2 What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for all aspects of beauty therapy. The programme will support the development of your ability to a nationally recognised standard, and will help to progress your career to a higher level. You will study a range of topics, including Swedish body massage, advanced facial techniques, body contouring treatments, epilation, anatomy and physiology, and more.

What qualifications will I gain? • Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress into employment in a range of professional establishments, such as salons, spas, cruise liners, setting up your own business or you could gain employment in the training of others. Further training is available to extend skills in nail technology, Indian head massage, stone therapy massage and aromatherapy.

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Hairdressing (Level 3) Location:

What qualifications will I gain?

BCB TCC TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year

What could I do next?

• Hairdressing Level 2 What will I study? This study programme will advance your knowledge of hair skills, whilst learning new and advanced techniques to offer greater employment opportunities, such as technical and training support within industry led manufacturers. You will progress your skills and knowledge while working within the commercial surroundings of our Hair & Beauty Salon.

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You could progress on to further part-time courses or into careers such as a Salon Manager, Sales Representative, Colour Technician, Session Stylist or Artistic Director. You could also undertake competition work, become self-employed or open your own salon.

Crystal Hairdresssing Level 3

College is a big step up from school but it’s a very safe environment where you have more time to think about things. In the practical sessions we work with different hair types and colours, and the theory sessions support this with lessons on colour correction and the different ways to colour hair.

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HEALTH, CARE & CHILDCARE

To work collaboratively and independently

To be highly organised and work methodically

To manage projects effectively – planning, monitoring and reporting

To understand management systems

Introduction Our Many people are drawn towards a career in one of the caring professions. The variety of job roles is enormous and the personal involvement is immensely rewarding. As a student, you will benefit from tutors who have previously enjoyed professions as nurses, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Early Years Specialists, Primary School Teachers and Care Assistants, so you can draw on the knowledge and expertise from people who have worked in the sector. BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus TCC

Tresham College Corby Campus

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Tresham College Kettering Campus

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Tresham College Wellingborough Campus

Study Programmes Level 3 Early Years Education & Childcare T Level BC

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Early Years Educator

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Health & Social Care

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Health Support T Level

BC

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Level 2 Early Years Educator

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Health & Social Care

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Leon

Childcare Level 3 Previous School: Mark Rutherford The theory work is very interesting and I particularly enjoyed learning about safeguarding and the legislation behind it. Once I finish the Level 3 study programme I’m hoping to go to university to study Psychology & Mental Health.

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Potential Salaries Childminder Regional wage: £18,200-£19,240

Family Support Worker

Regional wage: £25,480-£27,040

Special Needs Advisor Teacher

Social Worker

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Higher Education

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Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)*

BC

Child & Adolescent Studies (Top-up) BA (Hons)

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Education and Training Diploma

BC

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Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA)*

BC

TCK

Health & Social Care Practice Foundation Degree*

TCK

Mentoring in Education Certificate*

BC

Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)*

BC

Psychology & Criminal Behaviour top-up BA Hons

BC

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Residential carer

Residential carer

Health Promoter Teaching Assistant

Family Support Worker

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Early Years Educator (Level 2) Location: BC

What will I study?

TCC TCK TCW

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Health & Social Care at Level 1 OR • Childcare at Level 1

This study programme is ideal if you are planning to work with children. You will learn about the physical care and development of the child, working with children, emotional and social development as well as professional skills when working with babies and young children. What qualifications will I gain? • Early Years Practitioner NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Diploma

Duration: 2 years

• English and maths qualifications if required.

• 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in Childcare • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early year’s placement.

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Childcare Level 3 study programme. You could also enter employment as a qualified assistant nursery nurse, combining your job with studying our Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma.

Health and Social Care (Level 2) Location: BC

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• Childcare or Health & Social Care at Level 1

• Health and Social Care NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Diploma

Duration: 2 years

• English and maths qualifications if required.

• 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths, and a keen interest in health and social care

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Health & Social Care Level 3 study programme, or into employment within health & social care settings or onto an apprenticeships (see page 44).

• Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in the health & social care environment.

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What will I study? This study programme will give you an insight into working in the caring profession, allowing you to study a wide range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, the impact of diet, therapeutic activities and more.

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Early Years Education & Childcare T Level Location: BC

• Element 7: Child Development

TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Element 8: Observation and Assessment • Element 9: Reflective Practice

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and maths.

• Element 10: Equality and Diversity • Element 11: Special Educational Needs and Disability

Other requirements:

• Element 12: English as an Additional Language

Essential:

In addition, you will also learn…Core skills – Early Years Educator

• We will also consider those who have a previous level 2 qualification in childcare e.g. Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Educator as long as English and maths GCSEs grade 4-9 (or A*-C) has also been achieved. Essential • A satisfactory reference and a clear DBS check is essential. It is a requirement of the industry that all those working and/or training in a Health & Social Care Setting must undergo a Disclosure Barring Services Check (DBS) at the enhanced level. Please be aware that if the DBS check comes back, with anything being flagged that may be of some concern, your application could be withdrawn. Desirable: • Previous work experience with children will support your application. This is an exciting new course that has a mixture of technical knowledge and work placement to give you the skills and experience you need to work with children. You will explore child development, childhood theories and learn how to support children’s development in early years and primary schools settings. The industry placement requirement for this specialism is a minimum of 750 hours, where you will be assessed in real work situations giving you a licence to practice in Early Years on completion of the course. The Core units: • Element 1: Wider Context • Element 2: Supporting Education • Element 3: Safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing

• Performance outcome 1: Support and promote children’s play, development and early education • Performance outcome 2: Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development • Performance outcome 3: Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress • Performance outcome 4: Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children • Performance outcome 5: Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other • professionals to support children’s development What can I do next? T Levels get you work ready, but you can continue studying with a higher apprenticeship or degree. Higher Education programmes include e.g. primary school teaching, early childhood studies degrees, paediatric nursing, leading to employment as Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals, Paediatric nursing, trainee health visitor, trainee social worker (Children) play therapist.

Early Years Educator (Level 3)

Location: BC

TCC TCK TCW

Duration and Entry Requirements:

Career progression:

Duration: 2 years

T Levels are designed with businesses and employers, to make sure you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in an employee. Employment: nursery room leaders, nurseries deputy manager, primary schools classroom assistant and Nanny, children activity holiday rep.

• 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 including English and maths (and preferably science) OR Childcare at Level 2 Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early year’s placement.

• Element 4: Behaviour

What will I study?

• Element 5: Parents, Families and Carers

This study programme prepares you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 0–7 years. The learning experience will be reflective of the current structure and expectations of the childcare sector and you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice by preparing and carrying out relevant activities in quality childcare placements.

• Element 6: Working with Others

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• Early Years Practitioner NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to our Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) or our Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website).

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Health Support T Level Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Working within the Health and Science sector

Duration: 2 years

• Health, Safety and Environmental regulations in the Health and Science sector

• Entry requirements are 5 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language, maths and Science. • We will also consider those who have a previous level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care or similar as long as English, maths and science GCSEs grade 4-9 has also been achieved. Other requirements: Essential:

Health & Social Care (Level 3) Location: BC

• A satisfactory reference and a clear DBS check is essential. It is a requirement of the industry that all those working and/or training in a Health & Social Care Setting must undergo a Disclosure Barring Services Check (DBS) at the enhanced level. Please be aware that if the DBS check comes back, with anything being flagged that may be of some concern, your application could be withdrawn. Desirable:

• 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths (a science subject is also highly recommended) OR

• Health and Social Care NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma

• Health & Social Care at Level 2 Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early year’s placement.

• English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168.

You can specialise in at least one of these areas:

What will I study? This study programme will cover a range of core, mandatory and optional units including: communication, equality & diversity; nutrition in health; human growth & development; safeguarding; working in health & social care and Psychology.

What could I do next? You could go on to study for a Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care or Psychology & Crime (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). You could also progress into employment in the industry.

• care of children and young people

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The Core Units – Health Pathway • The Healthcare sector • Providing • Person Centred Care • Health and Wellbeing • Further Science Concepts • Health and Safety Regulations Applicable in the Healthcare Sector • Infection Prevention and Control in Health Specific Settings

Placements will be offered in hospital, Care Homes, Nursing Homes and community clinics.

What qualifications will I gain?

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• Previous work experience with children, adults, in the community or a health and social care setting will support your application.

You will be required to undertake one day per week in a practical placement where you will take on the role of an employee in a variety of settings.

TCC TCK TCW

The Core Units – Health & Science Route

Your course starts with the essential knowledge and skills to work in health including how the industry works, core concepts and key regulations including managing information, health and safety and good clinical practice. • adult nursing care • mental health • midwifery

Placement will take place two days a week over the two years, with a two week block placement each year.

What can I do next? Course progression: T Levels get you work ready, but you can continue studying with a higher apprenticeship or degree. Higher Education programmes include Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Paediatric Nursing, Midwifery and a range of other health professions like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy. The list is endless! Career progression: T Levels are designed with businesses and employers, to make sure you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in an employee. Employment available in all the above professions as well as HealthCare Assistants, Care Assistants, Mental health Support Worker. phone 0345 658 8990

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Did you know? The number of people employed in the UK child day care sector has grown from 110,000 in 2008 to over 200,000 in 2016-17 Source: www.tutor2u.net

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING Introduction Hospitality & Catering is based at The Manor House Restaurant next to our Corby Campus. The restaurant is open to the public and provides a first-class facility to develop your skills and gain valuable hands-on experience in a supervised setting. Our experienced tutors will provide you with all the key skills and training that you need, working in fully equipped professional kitchens including a specialist patisserie kitchen. During the study programme you will have the opportunity to participate in regional and national competitions and gain work experience at prestigious outdoor events such as concerts and sporting events.

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TCC

To work as part of a team

To produce accurate records and documents

To demonstrate a range of crafting techniques

To maintain a clean and hygienic environment

Management principles and tools to plan and monitor

To identify trends, seasonality and environmental factors that may affect menus

Rachel

Hospitality & Catering Level 2 Previous School: Prince William School I have gained a lot of independence during my time at college and I’m looking forward to future opportunities. Eventually I would love to work in Paris or even own my own bakery.

Level 2 Hospitality & Catering

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New Product Developer

Chocolatier

Chef de Rang

Find a job you love!

Sommelier

Head Chef Chef de Partie Banqueting Manager

Sous Chef

Baker

Pastry Chef

Sugarcraft Artist

Potential Salaries Waiting Staff

Average wage: £17,063

Baker

Average wage: £21,007

Head Chef

Average wage: £33,981 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions.

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professional cookery (level 3) Location:

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Hospitality Level 2

What qualifications will I gain? • Professional Cookery Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required What could I do next? This Level 3 programme will lead you on to employment or enable you to progress on to further study.

What will I study? At Level 3, you will have the opportunity to specialise in kitchen and patisserie skills. You will develop your skills and take the lead in presenting a range of dishes.

Hospitality & Catering (Level 2) Location:

You will study food preparation and cooking including: fruit and vegetables; soups; sauces; meat; offal; poultry and fish; and hot and cold desserts. You will also study employment skills, food safety, health and safety, menus and cost management.

What will I study?

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Hospitality & Catering at Level 1 Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in catering • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

This study programme will develop your skills in the commercial kitchens at the Manor House Restaurant, which involves fast-paced activities in a pressurised but supportive environment. You will develop your understanding and ability within hospitality, taking the lead in hosting and managing the restaurant. You will study food preparation and cooking including: fruit and vegetables; soups; sauces; meat; offal; poultry and fish; and hot and cold desserts. You will also study employment skills, food safety, health and safety, menus and cost management. What qualifications will I gain? • Food Preparation & Service Level 2 Diploma • Food Safety Level 2 Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? This study programme will prepare you for progression on to employment.

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land & the Environment Introduction Our We are very privileged that our Shuttleworth College campus is situated in a large conservation area containing a walled garden, mechanisation centre, parkland, woodlands, a working farm, lakes and a fisheries centre. Our students also spend a lot of time out and about, seeing how things work in the industry, meeting employers and taking part in shows and events. We also offer apprenticeships in Land & The Environment. See page 45 or visit www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk to find out more.

For our Higher Education courses see page 197.

Study Programmes Level 3

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Fish Management

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Horticulture

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Estate maintenance

Arable and livestock production

Business and preparation for the workplace

Conservation and habitat maintenance

Plant husbandry, garden maintenance, landscaping and garden design

To adapt to work in a number of different environments

Jasmine Agriculture Level 3 Previous School: Farlingaye High School, Suffolk I love how hands-on we get to be on the course; we are trusted to be with the cattle and get involved with the lambing, so the environment feels very mature. As we cover machinery, maintenance and livestock on the course, it really prepares you for working in the industry, plus we gain lots of industry contacts through the cattle showing and lambing, even with the local butchers.

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Game Keeper Aquaculture Technician

Plant Specialist

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Agriculture BSc (Hons) (top-up from FdSc)*

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Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

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Potential Salaries Trainee Farm Manager Regional wage: £21,320-£23,920

Aquatic Scientist Regional wage: £42,120-£43,160

Landscape Designer Regional wage: £44,200-£52,520 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions.

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Agriculture (Level 2) Location: SC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Land-based Studies BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Agriculture or Countryside at Level 1 Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in land-based studies.

• Agriculture BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to the Agriculture Level 3 course (see next entry), an apprenticeship (see page 44) or find employment in the farming industry as a farm hand or related role.

• Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered What will I study? This study programme will allow you to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to begin work in the agricultural sector or progress to further study. Throughout the study programme you will continue to develop your skills in English and maths.

Countryside & Environment (Level 2) Location: SC Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Agirculture or Countryside at Level 1 Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in Countryside • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

What will I study? This study programme has varied study options and will allow you to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to begin work in the countryside and environment sector or progress to further study. Throughout the study programme you will continue to develop your skills in English and maths. What qualifications will I gain? • Land-based Studies BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma • Countryside & Environment BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You could progress onto a Level 3 Land-Based study programme (see next entries), an apprenticeship (see page 44) or find employment in the agriculture, fisheries or countryside & environment industries.

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Additional qualifications (at an additional cost):

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Land-based Forklift Truck Operations (Rough Terrain, Mast & Telescopic) NPTC Level 2 Award

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Agriculture or Countryside at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme focuses on agriculture with a strong focus on crop and livestock management. In addition you will develop the practical skills involved in animal handling and crop protection.

• Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1) Level 2

Location: SC

Additional qualifications (at an additional cost):

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• City & Guilds Level 2 Competence in the safe use of Mowers Certificate

• Safe Application of Pesticides Self-Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Spray City & Guilds Level 2 Award

Duration: 2 years

• Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations CG NPTC Level 2 Certificate

• Agriculture or Countryside at Level 2

UCAS points available: Up to 168.

What qualifications will I gain?

What could I do next?

• Agriculture BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

On completion of this study programme you could progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc), then top-up to a degree also with us.

• English and maths qualifications if required.

Countryside Management (Level 3) • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR What will I study? This study programme includes sectors as diverse as habitat conservation, game management, conservation and environmental assessment, and estate management. It also provides training for people who are interested in working in allied industries, such as equipment sales, land-based industries, retail and recreation. What qualifications will I gain? • Countryside Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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• English and maths qualifications if required.

• NPTC Level 2 Competence in Tractor Driving Related Operations CG Certificate • N​PTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting​ • NPTC Level 2 Safe Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers Award • NPTC Level 2 Safe Use of Chainsaws Award. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to higher education in a wide range of land-based industries with the UCAS points you earn. Alternatively you can gain employment in the land-based industry. phone 0345 658 8990

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Fish Management (Level 3) Location: SC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Land and Wildlife Management - Fisheries City and Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Relevant Level 2 qualification What will I study? This study programme includes units designed to prepare you for the diverse fisheries sector. You will study a range of units including aquaculture, fish biology, fish management, aquatic ecology, cyprinid fish farming and conservation, and science.

• English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to higher education in a wide range of land-based industries with the UCAS points you earn, from fisheries to aquaculture. Alternatively you can gain employment in the fisheries and land-based industry.

Horticulture (Level 3) Location: SC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Horticulture BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR

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• English and maths qualifications if required. Additional qualifications (at an additional cost):

• Relevant Level 2 qualification

• Competence in the safe use of Mowers City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

What will I study?

• Safe Use of Hand Held Hedge Cutters NPTC Level 2 Award

This study programme focuses on the horticulture and arboriculture industries. Areas of study include plant and soil science, plant management, plant propagation and estate skills. The study programme consists of 15 units, some of which are externally assessed. Horticulture is a diverse sector and includes nursery work, garden maintenance, landscaping, garden design, plant production, sports turf and groundsmanship, and plant research and education.

• Safe Use of Brush cutters & Strimmers NPTC Level 2 Award • Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1) Level 2 UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to higher education in a wide range of land-based industries with the UCAS points you earn. Alternatively you can gain employment in the land-based industry. phone 0345 658 8990

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motor vehicle

Knowledge of all types of engines

Preparation techniques for different surfaces

To demonstrate a range of techniques

How to interpret technical data to make judgements

To carry out vehicle safety inspections

To adopt a safety mindset to avoid risk

Introduction Our We offer a unique opportunity to gain qualifications and experience in vehicle body repair, vehicle paint and vehicle maintenance.

All of our tutors have worked in the automotive industry in a variety of roles, often being leaders in their chosen specialisms. Using their experiences and engineering backgrounds, they build a multitude of portable practical resources to better engage students in the classroom. Our students also benefit from professional links with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) as well as major employers in the area to keep abreast of changes. Some of these have donated who have a number of ex-trial vehicles to us, to help students test their diagnostic skills on the very latest technology. A number of our students move on to apprenticeships after their course; some with Vauxhall, where they have had great experiences, from being a member of a pit crew on the annual VXR Power Event, to servicing and preparing an ambulance for a 10,000 mile charity drive to Mongolia. We take pride in offering our students an experience that best prepares them for all their aspirations in the automotive world. 204

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Study Programmes Level 3 Body Repair & Paint

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Maintenance & Repair

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Level 2 Body Repair & Paint

BCV

Maintenance & Repair

BCV

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Advanced Automotive Technology Centre

TCC

Tresham College, Corby Campus

TCW

Tresham College, Wellingborough Campus

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Motor Vehicle Previous School: Kingswood School I really enjoy working on the cars in the workshop. We usually have about six in there and we learn how to work on a car safely and the proper way to do things. Coming to College has enabled me to learn to do things the right way and my dad also shares his experience with me at home. The tutors let you get on with your work independently during lessons.

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Breakdown & Recovery Technician

Supervisor

Quality Controller

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Vehicle Mechanic

Tyre Fitter

Insurance Assessor

Regional wage: £21,840-£22,880

Car Painter Regional wage: £24,960-£37,720

Vehicle Mechanic Regional wage: £27,560-£28,600 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions.

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Duration: 1 year

You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, and other skills associated with working in a garage, dealership or specialist body repair shop.

• Body Repair & Paint or Maintenance at Level 1

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration: 2 years

• Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma (2 years)

• 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in motor vehicle technologies

BCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Other relevant levels of qualification of experience will be considered What will I study? This study programme will cover the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including basic body repair and refinishing techniques and procedures. You will gain essential knowledge for body repair and paint, working on a wide range of vehicles.

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Duration and Entry Requirements:

dealerships and maintenance depots. You will study a range of topics, including routine vehicle maintenance, removing and replacing engine units and more.

Duration: 1 year

What qualifications will I gain?

BCK TCC TCW

• Body Repair & Paint or Maintenance Level 1

• Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma (2 years)

Duration: 2 years

• Accident Repair IMI Level 1 Certificate (2 years)

• Accident Repair IMI Level 1 Certificate (2 years)

• 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in motor vehicle technologies

• Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair IMI Level 2 Diploma (1 year)

• Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles IMI Level 2 Diploma (1 year)

• Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

• English and maths qualifications if required.

• English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to our Body Repair & Paint Level 3 study programme, or into employment.

What will I study? This study programme will introduce you to the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex system faults. You will gain the essential knowledge required for work as a Service Technician working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages,

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Maintenance and Repair Level 3 study programme, or into employment.

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BCK

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • Body Repair & Paint or Maintenance Level 2

What qualifications will I gain?

Location:

• Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles IMI Level 3 Diploma

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Vehicle Accident Paint Principles IMI Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required.

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills required for vehicle body repair and paint, working on a wide range of vehicles. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

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UCAS points available: Up to 48. What could I do next? You can progress into employment in the motor industry or onto our maintenance course (see next entries).

BCK TCC TCW

Duration: 1 year • Maintenance or Body Repair & Paint at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme is a continuation from the Motor Vehicle Maintenance IMI Level 2 Diploma. The programme will build on your existing knowledge and develop your skills in advanced diagnostic and rectification techniques related to the mechanical and electrical systems of the vehicle.

What qualifications will I gain? • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 48. What could I do next? You can progress into employment in the motor vehicle sector as a trainee Technician or onto our body repair & paint course.

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National College for Motorsport Introduction Training the race technicians of the future The Bedford College Group is proud to offer motorsport technician training at our National College for Motorsport based at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, where students are taught by highly-skilled tutors, experienced in many areas of the motorsport industry. We are the first college in the UK to achieve the Motorsport Academy Employer Recognition Scheme Charter Mark for our training for race technicians. The scheme was introduced in 2007 to ensure that training providers deliver quality, industry-relevant training. In January 2018 we were awarded the Motorsport Industry Association ‘Service to Industry Award’ for our exceptional performance in training and guiding young people into Race Technicians apprenticeships. You will be given the opportunity to work at tests and races with the College and our motorsport partners.

• Purpose-built workshops and study facilities • Practical work experience with professional race teams • Established links with motorsport teams Our world- class facilities, equipment and resources The National College for Motorsport boasts worldclass facilities that give our students the best possible start to their careers in the industry. Students are able to apply the theory that they learn in the classroom in tailored practical workshop sessions that cover all aspects of race car preparation. Students are trained in the use of a wide range of industry-standard equipment, including: • Magnaflux Non-destructive Testing Equipment – used to check ferrous metal components for fatigue • SPA Damper Dynamometer – used to test dampers for optimum performance • Equipment used for the fundamentals of car set-up – Set-up Patches, Corner Weight Scales, Camber/Caster Gauges and Ride/Drop Height Gauges.

• 2018 Formula Renaults • Formula BMWs • Formula Fords

• Based at the Silverstone race circuit

Previous students have progressed on to working with teams such as Mercedes F1, Red Bull, Williams, Renault, Haas F1, Force India, M-sport World Rally Team, Australian Touring Cars and many other high profile international teams.

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Tuesday 30 November 2021, 5.00pm-7.00pm (Virtual) Thursday 3 Febuary 2022, 5.00pm-7.00pm (Virtual) Thursday 31 March 2022, 5.00pm-8.00pm (In-person) Find out more by visiting our website or downloading our prospectus.

Level 3 Race Technician Study Programme (Level 3)

Location NC4M

Level 2 Race Technician Study Programme (Level 2) NC4M

Silverstone Park, Towcester

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The cars that our students use to develop their skills and knowledge are also of the highest quality and include:

Why choose the National College for Motorsport? • S tudy programmes designed to meet the needs of the motorsport industry

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Race Technician Study Programme (Level 2) Location:

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 3 days a week for one year • GCSE at grade 3 or above in English and maths. You will be asked to attend an information event. What will I study? This study programme includes race car preparation techniques, engine and transmission units, as well as an introduction to motorsport industry working practices. The course also contains a significant practical element within the study programme.

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Race Technician Study Programme (Level 3)

What qualifications will I gain?

Location:

• Engineering Technology (Motorsport) EAL Level 2 Diploma

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required Are there any additional costs? All students will have to purchase uniforms at an approximate cost of £300 (cost could be subject to change). What could I do next? Once you have completed the Race Technician Study Programme you will be assessed on the progression made during the year. You will be invited to progress onto the Race Technician Level 3 programme. You may also progress onto an Employer Led Race Technician Apprenticeship during the programme if employment with a race team is secured.

NC4M

Duration: 3 days a week for one year • Completion of the Race Technician Level 2 Study Programme. What will I study? This course is open to students who have successfully completed the Race Technician Level 2 Study Programme and is a great next step to realising your ambition to work within the motorsport industry. This course includes advanced race car preparation, steering and suspension systems, fault diagnosis and braking system units.

What qualifications will I gain? • Engineering Technology (Motorsport) EAL Level 3 Diploma UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? The course will prepare you for progression into employment in the motorsport industry and onto an Employer Led Advanced Race Technician Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship. What could I do next? Returning students may need to purchase additional uniform at an approximate cost of £100 (cost could be subject to change). phone 0345 658 8990

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outdoor adventure Introduction Our Shuttleworth College campus has beautiful, spacious outdoor surroundings, perfect for developing skills in outdoor adventurous activities. The study programmes also use external venues such as Grafham Water Sailing Club, Big Rock Climbing Centre and the local footpaths and waterways. You will be involved in a rotation of practical activities on a weekly basis. These will focus on sailing, kayaking, canoeing and climbing. Alongside this you will study a wide range of theoretical and practical units associated with the principles and practices of outdoor adventure, skills development, coaching and leadership. You will have the opportunity to attend residential trips to centres such as Outward Bound in the Lake District and the United Kingdom Sailing Academy on the Isle of Wight. You will also be required to plan and undertake expeditions; in the past these have included canoeing in Snowdonia and mountaineering in the Lake District. The programmes will help you to develop the skills needed within the industry, as well as offering a range of qualifications that will help you progress your career by gaining employment or moving on to higher education. 216

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Our Study Programmes Level 3

Location

Outdoor Adventure

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Outdoor Adventure Specialised

SC

Expedition and skills development

Good communication and people skills

To adapt and work in a number of different environments

To organise meetings and events

Practical outdoor industry skills

To work collaboratively and independently

Willow

Outdoor Adventure Level 3 Previous School: Stratton Upper School I’d love to get into teaching once I graduate, because my College experience has been so beneficial to me and my tutors have been amazing; I wouldn’t have got the grades I have without their help.

Level 2 Outdoor Adventure

SC

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Camp Leader Specialist Environment Instructor

Programme Facilitator Chalet Host

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Skipper

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Future progression with The Bedford College Group Higher Education

Freelance Outdoor Instructor

Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND

Location SC

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Potential Salaries Sailing Instructor Regional wage: £22,360-£23,400

Outdoor Activities Instructor Regional wage: £22,360-£23,400

Outdoor Pursuits Manager Regional wage: £26,520-£30,680 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions.

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Outdoor Adventure (Level 2) Location: SC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Sport (Outdoor pathway) Level 2 Diploma, NCFE • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Sport at Level 1 What will I study? This study programme combines both theory and practical sessions to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of outdoor education occupations. It is designed to give students detailed knowledge and practical outdoor industry skills.

• English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to study our Outdoor Adventure Level 3 study programmes (see next entries) Alternatively, you can enter employment at a trainee level in a range of outdoor adventure occupations.

Outdoor Adventure (Level 3) Location: SC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Sport and Physical Activity (Outdoors Pathway) NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Outdoor Adventure or Sport at Level 2 What will I study? The study programme includes academic content focusing on the outdoor, sport and leisure sectors. You will study 11 units over the two years to gain knowledge and understanding in the areas of the outdoor sector, alongside development of practical and technical skills to become an outdoor instructor. As part of the course you will undertake units including fitness, coaching, leadership, outdoor adventurous activities and expedition skills. 220

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• English and maths qualifications if required. Additional Qualifications (at an additional cost): • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications • Emergency First Aid at Work UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to higher education including our Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND (see our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk), or into employment within the outdoor sector. phone 0345 658 8990

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Outdoor Adventure specialised (Level 3) Location: SC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Sport and Physical Activity (Outdoors Pathway) NCFE Level 3 Diploma

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Outdoor Adventure or Sport Level 2 What will I study? • This study programme of seven units offers a fantastic combination of theoretical and vocational training and is ideal for students looking for a practical course with excellent career prospects. It is designed to give students detailed knowledge and practical skills associated with the principles and practices behind outdoor learning, expeditions and skills development.

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• English and maths qualifications if required. Additional Qualifications (at an additional cost): • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications • Emergency First Aid at Work UCAS points available: Up to 112.

Callum Outdoor Adventure Level 3 Previous school: Cedars Upper School

We do a different practical activity each month at College, which suits me as I like to try different things. This includes paddlesports, climbing and sailing, and we get to work towards the necessary industry standard qualifications.

What could I do next? You could progress on to our Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND (see our undergraduate prospectus or visit our website), or into employment in a range of outdoor related occupations. phone 0345 658 8990

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performing arts, media & music

You will learn.... a number of core skills and behaviours in this pathway, no matter what level you choose.

Introduction Our Students will benefit from the expertise of leading practitioners in each vocational area and their contacts within industry.

You will have numerous opportunities to showcase your talents in a range of production work; through in-house performances, external events and festivals such as the Theatre Connections Festival and Battle of the Bands. Our Performing Arts students work on a variety of projects and shows, and follow a programme that covers core skills such as acting and musical theatre, as well as technical aspects including lighting and sound. Hair and make-up can be a key part of any performance and our Level 3 courses can give you all the skills you need to succeed in an exciting career. For our Higher Education courses see page 227. BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus

Study Programmes Level 3

Location

Acting

BC

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Creative Media Production & Technology

BC

TCC TCK

Games Design

TCK

Music Performance & Production

BC

TCK

Musical Theatre

BC

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Make-up

BC

TCK

Technical Theatre

BC

TCC

Tresham College Corby Campus

Level 2

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Tresham College Kettering Campus

Creative Media Production

BC

TCK

Creative Music Production

BC

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Performing & Production Arts

BC

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How to capture images and audio correctly

To be adaptable and able to work in a number of different environments

To develop and maintain effective working relationships

To use industry standard packages and equipment

To interpret the objectives

An awareness of culture and trends

Matthew

Performing Arts: Acting Level 3 Previous School: Latimer Arts College Our tutors are very supportive and provide positive criticism and advice, as they are all from theatre backgrounds. There is a lot of opportunity at College to develop in your own way, but with high standards still in place.

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Potential Salaries Actor Regional wage: £31,200-£35,880

Actor

Regional wage: £35,360-£40,040

Composer

Musician

Mixing Engineer

Prosthetics Specialist

Musician

Find a job you love!

Dancer

Choreographer

Media Make-up Artist Music Restoration

DJ

Special Effects Specialist

Director

Regional wage: £30,680-£33,800 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions

Future progression with The Bedford College Group

Child Minder

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HNC & HND Creative Media (Film)

TCK

HNC & HND Games Design

TCK

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

BC

Media Production BA (Hons)*

BC

Media Production (Top-up) BA Hons*

BC

Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)*

BC

HNC & HND Music Performance & Production

TCK

Music (Top-up) BA (Hons)*

BC

Music Technology BA (Hons)*

BC

Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)*

BC

Performing Arts HNC/HND

TCK

Performing Arts (Performance) HNC/HND

SM

HNC & HND Performing Arts (Acting)

TCK

HNC & HND Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

TCK

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Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Creative Media Production UAL Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Relevant Level 1 qualification.

What could I do next? This study programme will prepare you for progression on to a Level 3 study programme in Creative Media Production.

What will I study? This study programme is industry-focused and will allow you to develop your skills in moving image and editing. You will also develop skills in TV production, film-making and animation.

Creative Music Performance & Production (Level 2) Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Music at Level 1 AND Evidence of previous musical study or instrumental skills.

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What will I study? This study programme will introduce you to the practical skills required for sound recording, composing and music technology, including the creation and production of music through the use of computers and sound recording systems. You will study a range of key topics, including music theory, sequencing, the music business, sound recording and performance.

What qualifications will I gain? • Music Performance & Production UAL Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to study our Music Performance or Music Production Level 3.

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Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths AND • Entry will also be subject to passing an audition. You must prepare a piece to perform for 2 to 3 minutes at your audition. What will I study? This study programme will provide you with an introduction to the performing arts area through group project work, including a choice of specialist pathways in acting, dance, musical theatre, production arts and theatrical make-up. The emphasis of the course is on developing skills for successful progression on to the Level 3 specialist programmes. 230

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Acting (level 3) Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Performing & Production Arts Level 2 AND • You will also be required to perform one monologue lasting two minutes at your interview. What will I study? This study programme will help you to acquire practical skills and the critical understanding of acting techniques, theatre and devising classical and contemporary performance. You will focus on developing skills in characterisation, improving vocal and movement technique and be introduced to the work of key practitioners.

What qualifications will I gain? • Performance & Production Arts UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to our Performing Arts HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website), a specialist acting school or apply to university.

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR

• Creative Media Production UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required.

• Creative Media Production Level 2

UCAS points available: Up to 168.

What will I study?

What could I do next?

This study programme will give you the chance to engage with both practical and theoretical aspects of media production, gaining useful filmmaking skills and developing your knowledge of the media industry. Key areas you will study include planning, organising, shooting and editing short films and music videos.

You can progress on to our Media Production Foundation Degree (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website), to university or into employment.

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games design (level 3) Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Relevant Level 2 qualfication What will I study? This study programme will include character design, 3D animation, 2D graphics and game theory. In addition, you will work on projects that develop your understanding of character development, storytelling and plot structure, computer hardware and the games industry as a whole. You will undertake a variety of design briefs that help you to explore many different areas of game art and design.

What qualifications will I gain? • Media UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? This study programme can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for university. You will be well equipped to move on to undergraduate programmes, or enter directly into employment within the rapidly expanding games industry.

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Music Performance (level 3) Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Music at Level 2 AND Evidence of previous musical, instrumental or vocal ability skills • a portfolio of music to be presented at interviews What will I study? This study programme will develop key practical skills in music performance, rehearsal techniques and concert production, including composition and contemporary song writing techniques. You will also learn the fundamentals of using computer software to produce and create music, by using programmes such as Logic Studio and Ableton Live.

• Music Performance & Production UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to our Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA) (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website), or into employment.

Musical Theatre (level 3) Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Performing & Production Arts Level 2 AND • Entry will be subject to performance of a monologue of your choice (two minutes), a musical theatre song of your choice (two minutes) and participate in a short dance workshop. What will I study? This study programme will focus on developing your skills across each of the three performance disciplines; acting, singing and dance. In addition you will explore the inner workings of the performing arts industry and professional progression opportunities developing a portfolio of audition material.

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Make up (level 3) Location: BC

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Performing & Production Arts Level 2 AND • Entry will also be subject to producing a portfolio of make-up designs and examples of application, to be presented at interview. What will I study? This study programme will cover various aspects of the production arts industry. You will learn how to: create a character design; use SFX make-up; create period hairstyles for editorial and magazine work, fashion and catwalks and for theatre, film and TV. Working within the different areas of the industry you will be able to build a portfolio. 236

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• Performance & Production Arts UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? This study programme can give you the UCAS points to go onto further study in areas such as our Media Make-up and character design undergraduate course (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). You could also go in to employment in the industry.

Technical Theatre (level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Performance & Production Arts UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Performing & Production Arts Level 2 AND • Some experience of theatre production and completion of a pre-interview creative task. What will I study? This study programme will give you the opportunity to develop all-round skills in set design, production, theatre management and other areas. You will work on both small and large projects such as musical theatre performances, plays, dance shows and live music events. Topics you will study include lighting and sound, set design and stage management.

• English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You can progress on to a specialist theatre school in your chosen discipline to further develop your career prospects.

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plumbing & gas Introduction Our You’ll learn the technical skills you need for this demanding trade at our specialist facilities, which recreate the real working environments you’ll encounter in your plumbing career. Approved by industry bodies including City & Guilds and the British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC), our facilities and study programmes provide the very latest knowledge of traditional gas and plumbing techniques and state-of-the-art renewable technologies. We have excellent links with local employers, many of whom have direct input into the design of our programmes and will provide you with work experience. Opportunities like this not only improve your practical skills but demonstrate to future employers that you are enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn on the job.

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Study Programmes Level 3 Building Services Engineering Plumbing & Heating (T Level)

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Plumbing & Heating

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TCC

How to problem solve efficiently and effectively

Product knowledge and skills to deal effectively with customers

A range of skills for installation and repair

The importance of health and safety

To have a good understanding of environment awareness

How to produce accurate records and documents

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Plumbing Level 2 I love learning new things and there is a lot of science behind plumbing that I never knew existed, so it’s been a great experience. I come into College four days a week and, although it has been daunting getting back into education, my tutors are all very understanding.

Level 2 Plumbing & Heating

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BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus BCK

Bedford College Kempston Campus

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Tresham College Corby Campus

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Tresham College Wellingborough Campus

We also offer apprenticeships in Plumbing & Gas. See page 45 or visit www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk to find out more.

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Technical Salesperson Supervisor

Gas Installer Service Technician phone 0345 658 8990

Maintenance Manager

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Construction & the Built Environment HNC/ HND

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Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) HNC

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Potential Salaries Gas Technician Regional wage: £26,520-£31,200

Plumbing Technician Regional wage: £26,520-£31,200

Pipe Welder Regional wage: £39,520-£44,200 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions

For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit out website to find out more at www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/undergraduate BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus TCC

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Plumbing & Heating (Level 2) Location:

What qualifications will I gain?

BCK TCC TCW

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Plumbing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in plumbing • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered What will I study?

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Plumbing Advanced Level 3 study programme or move into employment, where you can combine your job with part-time study at the College to gain a Plumbing NVQ Level 2 or progress on to an apprenticeship (see page 44).

Building Services Engineering - Plumbing & Heating (T Level) Location: BC

TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths. What will I study? The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the BSE industry and the sector and you will cover topics such as: Health and Safety, construction science principles, sustainability in the construction industry and building services engineering systems.

This study programme will equip you with the necessary practical and theoretical skills you need to carry out a range of plumbing work to standards agreed by the industry. You will study a broad range of topics, including central heating systems, electrical supplies, sanitation systems and more.

The core component contains: • Fundamental Health & Safety practices associated with carrying out construction and BSE work • Scientific principles related to construction activities • Principles of sustainability and design, relevant to construction projects

• Information, data and principles of measurements • Tools, equipment and materials used in BSE work • Legislation, regulations and approved standards that apply to BSE system What qualifications will I gain? T-Level in Building Services Engineering Plumbing & Heating What could i do next? This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Building services Engineering industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.

Did you know? Albert Einstein said if he could do it all again, he would be a plumber. Source: www.contractormag.com

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Plumbing & Heating (Level 3) Location:

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BCK TCC

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Plumbing Studies City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test

Duration: 1 year • Plumbing & Heating at Level 2

• English and maths qualifications if required

What will I study?

What could I do next?

This study programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and theory you need to work in the plumbing industry. During the programme you will cover a wide range of topics, including planning complex domestic plumbing activities, service and maintenance, planning domestic plumbing gas systems and more.

You could progress on to our undergraduate courses (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). You can also progress into employment or onto an apprenticeship (see page 44).

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sport

The ability to work in a number of different environments

Good communication and people skills

How to work collaboratively and independently

The benefits of physical activity

Anatomy and physiology

To plan and adopt sessions to make them inclusive

Introduction Our The variety of careers in the sport industry is vast and the opportunities are endless. By specialising in sport you will give yourself a strong skills and knowledge base to progress either in employment, coaching or health and fitness at university. Our students take part in a range of sports including football, rugby, athletics and cross country, golf and badminton, leading to them competing in a range of district, county and national competitions.

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Study Programmes Level 3

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BC Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus TCK

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Personal Trainer Sports Activator

Sports Nutritionist

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Sports Lecturer

Gym Instructor

Sport Therapist

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Sports Development officer phone 0345 658 8990

Performance Analyst Outdoor Activities Manager

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Sports Science (Personal Training) (FdSc)

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Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND

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Potential Salaries Personal Trainer Regional wage: £23,920-£26,000

Sports Coach Regional wage: £22,360-£23,400

Nutritionist Regional wage: £26,520-£28,600 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions.

For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit out website to find out more at www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/undergraduate SC Shuttleworth College TCK

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

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Sport (Level 2) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

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Duration and Entry Requirements:

• English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Sport at Level 1 What will I study? This study programme will combine both theory and practical sessions to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of sports-related occupations. Your course will involve you leading coaching sessions, planning an event, writing training plans as well as learning about anatomy and physiology and a healthy life style. This study programme is predominately coursework based, however you will have an Anatomy & Physiology and Fitness for Sport exam.

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• Sport BTEC Level 2 Certificate

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Vocational Studies (Level 2) Location: BC

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What could I do next?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

You can progress on to our Sport Advanced Level 3 study programme.

Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in Sport. • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered. What will I study? This study programme is a fantastic opportunity to learn the basics of the Sport, Travel and Uniformed Public Service industries combined with developing transferrable skills such as working with others, being organised and research skills. Successful completion of year one allows for you to pick the vocational route you are most interested in for year two of your study programme.

What qualifications will I gain? • Vocational Studies BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma • Sport BTEC Level 2 First Certificate • English & maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? After completing this study programme you could progress on to a Level 3 study programme in Sport, Public Services or Travel.

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Sport (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

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Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Sport at Level 2 What will I study? This study programme is ideal if you are interested in pursuing a future career in the sports industry. It is made up of a combination of theory and practical based study, which allow you to apply your knowledge in practical settings. Key subjects include learning about anatomy, psychology, nutrition, fitness and coaching. You will be assessed via coursework throughout the year as well as some practical assessment. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels.

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• Sports Coaching & Development BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required. UCAS points available: Up to 168. What could I do next? You could progress onto one of our Undergraduate courses (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit our website). You could also go on to work in the industry in a variety of careers.

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Sport Level 3 Previous School: Mark Rutherford I love being able to spend time training at College, but also enjoy the theory work. Everyone is easy to get along with because we all enjoy sport and the tutors are very understanding and helpful.

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academy of Sport at Tresham College, kettering Campus You can apply to be in one of our Sports Academies alongside our Sport Level 2 or Sport Level 3 courses at Tresham College Kettering Campus only.

Tresham Football Academy is the current National Champion and the students compete at the highest level of college football, the AoC Sport Premier League and regional and national cup competitions.

BOYS FOOTBALL ACADEMY Coaches are FA & UEFA licensed and former professionals lead sessions. Our football students have gone on to gain professional contracts and American scholarships. • The Boys’ Football Academy first Team were crowned National College Champions in 2019 having won the Association of Colleges National Football Championship. • The Boys’ Football Academy were also crowned regional college champions, reached the quarter finals of the National Premier Cup and reached the semi-finals of the National College Premier Playoffs.

VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY Over recent years the popularity and success of the Volleyball Academy has been a special part of what we offer at Tresham, this led to the Volleyball Academy launching in September 2021. Learners who sign up to the Volleyball Academy get the opportunity to train between 2/3 times a week (subject to fixtures) and we compete on many fronts in the Male, Female and Mixed National Cup alongside the East Midlands Volleyball league. Training sessions include a focus on technical and tactical development alongside physical conditioning specific to Volleyball in a supportive and positive environment, with home fixtures being played at the National Volleyball Centre. In recent years our players have had some tremendous experiences including: • Participating against touring teams from Argentina • Competing at Regional and National tournaments Our Men’s team became Regional champions in 2019-20 and the Women finishing 7th at the AoC Sport National Championships in 2018-19.

• Football Academy students Jacob, Drew, Connor, Callum, Macey, Kira & Alex secured trials for the England Colleges national teams. • Ryan secured a USA Soccer College Scholarship in Georgia, having been ranked as a ‘5 Star’ candidate.

GIRLS FOOTBALL ACADEMY • The Girls’ Football Academy finished as league runners up, third in the regional college championships, and reached the last 32 of the National Cup. • 24 students represented the College at the National College Championships. 60 students represented the College at regional championships.

RUGBY ACADEMY The Rugby Academy competes in AOC National Leagues and regional competitions and is coached by expert former professionals. With access to great facilities, high-level coaching, experienced teaching staff and fitness support, Tresham Academy of Sport aims to provide an elite sporting experience and push you to achieve your goals. Tresham Rugby Academy offers aspiring players the chance to continue with their education whilst also gaining high quality training led by experienced coaches. • The Rugby Academy finished third in the regional college championships and finished fourth in their Midlands league scoring 212 points in the process. • Rugby Academy students Ethan, Kendall, Dan and Cameron were selected for the East Midlands, with Ethan securing a place with Nottingham Academy, and Kendall and Dan securing a place with Coventry Academy. • The Rugby Academy retained their RFU Focus college status. 254

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travel & tourism Introduction Our students have a strong track record of finding fantastic employment after their study programme. They have gone on to become cabin crew, holiday reps, ground staff and check in staff for British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Swissport and Signature Aviation, to name a few! Our residential trips have previously included Dubai, Marbella and Gibraltar, cruising from Hull to the Netherlands, Malta, Dublin and Edinburgh. Day trips have included Drayton Manor, Thorpe Park, The London Eye, London Dungeons, World Travel Market, Emirates Skyline, Edinburgh, and various airports. We have also visited British Airways for our cabin crew training days to allow our students to be trained by British Airways cabin crew trainers.

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Travel & Tourism

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Vocational Studies

BC

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Level 2

Knowledge of worldwide geography and travel destinations

Product knowledge and skills to deal effectively with customers

How to research, plan and deliver projects and events

The understanding of the customer profile and behaviours

To deal effectively with all effects of customer care and customer service

Good communication and people skills

Jemima

Travel & Tourism Level 3 Previous School: Southwood School for Girls Our tutors are very fun and engaging. They will help wherever they can and you can speak to them for one to one help. We have studied Customer Service, Business, Reps for Different Ages and the UK as a Destination. Next year we will study a unit on Cabin Crew. My plan after College is to travel back to the Philippines and apply to work with one of the airlines as Cabin Crew, before retraining to eventually become a Pilot.

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Check in Agent

Tourism Officer

Airport Worker

Tour Guide

Find a job you love! Tourist Information Centre Manager

Travel Journalist

Travel Agency Manager

Cabin Crew

Hotel Manager

Potential Salaries Travel Agent Regional wage: £17,160-£20,800

Tour Manager

Marketing Officer

Tour Guide Regional wage: £17,160-£22,360

Cabin Crew Regional wage: £22,360-£22,360 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions.

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Travel & Tourism (Level 2) Location: BC

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TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Travel & Tourism City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • Resort Representatives NCFE Level 2 Award

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Relevant Level 1 qualification What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for working in a junior position within the travel and tourism industry. You will develop your selling and communication skills and learn about tourist information services, worldwide travel destinations and the structure of the travel industry.

• English and maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? You can progress on to our Travel & Tourism Level 3 study programme. You can also seek employment in the travel and tourism industry as a trainee or apprentice at a travel agency, tour operator or visitor attraction.

Vocational Studies (Level 2) Location: BC

TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements: Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in travel and tourism • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered What will I study?

What qualifications will I gain? • Vocational Studies NCFE Level 1 Introductory Diploma • Travel & Tourism City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • English & maths qualifications if required. What could I do next? After completing this two year study programme you could progress on to a Level 3 study programme in Sport, Public Services or Travel & Tourism.

This study programme is a fantastic opportunity to learn the basics of the Sport, Travel and Uniformed Public Service industries combined with developing transferrable skills such as working with others, being organised and research skills. Successful completion of year one allows for you to pick the vocational route you are most interested in for year two of your study programme. 260

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Did you know?

The worlds top tourist destinations are: France, USA, Spain, China and Italy. Source: www.medium.com

Travel & Tourism (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Duration: 2 years

• Aviation Operation NCFE Level 2 Award (Bedford campus only)

• 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Travel & Tourism Level 2 This study programme, designed by travel and tourism professionals, will provide you with the skills and knowledge relevant to a range of different sectors within the travel and tourism industry. Your personal skills will be expanded through a variety of assessment methods to prepare you for the workplace. The study programme will cover the world of travel and tourism, global destinations, the conference and event industry, tour operations, travel agency operations, worldwide passenger airlines and managing the customer experience. |

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Up to 112. What could I do next? After completing the Travel & Tourism Level 3 Diploma, you could go on to study at university or enter employment.

Caleb

Travel & Tourism Level 3 Previous School | The Ferrers School

I instantly preferred the College environment to school because it is much more mature and the tutors are so friendly, approachable and helpful. In class, I really enjoy the group work because you can share ideas and take part in discussion and role play. phone 0345 658 8990

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uniformed public services Introduction Studying Uniformed Public Services will help you to develop the skills, fitness and determination to put yourself ahead of the rest, with career paths that include the Armed Forces, Emergency Services, the Prison Service and many more.

Tutors have experience in public service roles in the armed forces and emergency services, which give an extra dimension to lessons and will enable you to draw on their vocational experience. As a student, you will have opportunities to visit and train with the RAF, Army and Fire Service. Recent visits have included expeditions to the Lake District and The Peak District and work experience with the British Army, participating in fieldcraft and military exercises. We have close links with Bedfordshire Police where we have worked on a number of initiatives with them, as well as organising volunteering projects for the British Legion. Students also have the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities on land and water, including orienteering, map reading, canoeing and kayaking. 264

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Uniformed Public Services

BC

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Vocational Studies

BC

TCK

Level 2

Expedition and skills development

Procedures, traditions and ethics within public services

How to maintain physical and mental well-being

To be adaptable and able to work in a number of different environments

How to problem solve efficiently and effectively

To work collaboratively and independently

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Uniformed Public Services Level 2 Previous School: Kempston Challenger Academy Our tutors all come from different services backgrounds, including the RAF and the Marines, so we learn a lot from their experiences and the stories they tell us. They’re very friendly and you can talk to them about anything you need help with.

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WHERE OUR COURSES CAN TAKE YOU... Immigration Officer Police Dog Handler

Probation Officer

Find a job you love!

FireFighter

Police Officer

Prison Officer

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Potential Salaries Prison Officer Regional wage: £26,000-£28,600

Paramedic Regional wage: £35,360-£37,440 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in the East of England and East Midlands Regions.

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Uniformed Public Services (Level 2) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

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Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Uniformed Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English and maths OR • Relevant Level 1 qualification

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Uniformed Public Services Advanced Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or move into employment within the public services.

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and experiences that will help you to pursue a career in the uniformed public services, and is ideal if you wish to join the armed forces, emergency services or the prison service. The study programme will allow you to participate in a wide range of activities to aid your learning, such as outdoor pursuits, fitness training and team building events. You will gain valuable insight from current and former public services employees, as teaching staff have served as members of the armed forces or emergency services. You will also have the opportunity to meet working members of the public services.

Did you know?

The British Armed Forces are a professional force with a strength of 147,400 in the UK Source: www.army.mod.uk

Vocational Studies (Level 2) Location: BC

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What qualifications will I gain?

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Vocational Studies BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma

Duration: 2 years

• Entry to the Uniformed Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma

• 3 GCSEs grades 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in public services. • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered. What will I study?

• English & maths if required What could I do next? After completing the two years of the course you could progress on to a Level 3 study programme in Sport, Public Services or Travel & Tourism.

The study programme is a fantastic opportunity to learn the basics of the sport, travel and uniformed public service industries combined with developing transferrable skills such as working with others, being organised and research skills. Successful completion of year one allows for you to pick the vocational route you are most interested in for year two of your study programme. 268

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Uniformed Public Services (Level 3) Location: BC

What qualifications will I gain?

TCK

Duration and Entry Requirements:

• Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required.

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 ideally including English and maths OR • Uniformed Public Services at Level 2

UCAS points availble Up to 168.

What will I study?

What could I do next?

This study programme will give you the opportunity to develop skills and experiences that will help you to pursue a career in the uniformed public services, and is designed for those who wish, for example, to join the armed forces, emergency services or prison service. You will cover topics that build upon your knowledge and personal development to help prepare you for applying to join a uniformed service. During your studies you will take part in a wide range of activities to aid your learning, such as outdoor pursuits, fitness training and team-building events.

You can progress to a range of job roles within the public services or pursue further study at university.

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Caitlin

Uniformed Public Services Level 3 Previous School: Montsaye Academy

I originally decided to study A-Levels at sixth form but when I realised I wanted to get into the Army, I knew I needed to study in a more relevant area and make sure I could get the best possible support. That’s why I chose the Level 3 Uniformed Public Services study programme at College. phone 0345 658 8990

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LOOKING FOR A-LEVELS?

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You may qualify for a £4,000 bursary if you achieve five GCSEs grades 9-7, including English Language and maths.* *Terms & Conditions apply.

If you want to study A-Levels and have your sights set firmly on university, The Bedford Sixth Form is the place for you. We offer a sixth form experience that will make you stand out from the crowd.

FANTASTIC FACILITIES

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At The Bedford Sixth Form you have the chance to study unique combinations of A-Levels in more than 30 different subjects and a range of Diplomas.

EXCELLENT PASS RATES

In 2021 our students were awarded a 96% pass rate with 60% of A-Level grades being A*, A or B and 91% of diploma grades awarded at Merit and Distinction.

A captivating mix of modern learning spaces and stunning period buildings, our amazing campus provides the perfect environment to achieve academic success.

PERSONAL SUPPORT

Your own personal tutor and a dedicated support team are on hand to provide one-to-one guidance on everything from finance and careers, to academic performance and personal wellbeing.

LIFE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Life at The Bedford Sixth Form doesn’t stop at the end of lessons – our extensive enhancement programme gives you the chance to get involved, challenge yourself and have fun.

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Our courses are taught by specialists in their subject area, including examiners with first-hand knowledge of how to achieve great results.

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We’re fully focused on helping you to achieve the academic success that secures your place at university, a higher apprenticeship or employment. Many of our students go on to the university destination of their choice, including many prestigious Russell Group institutions such as Oxford University.

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THERE ARE MANY PROFESSIONAL AND LEISURE COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

TAKE LIFE OR WORK IN A NEW DIRECTION

PART-TIME COURSES STARTING SOON Whether you are looking to boost your career prospects with a professional course or explore a new interest or existing hobby, we have a course for you. There are hundreds of short part-time courses on offer and they are all designed to fit comfortably around work and life.

HOBBY/LEISURE COURSES

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

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From being a teacher to an electronic engineer, gain industry-recognised qualifications to enhance your current role or to take your career in a completely new direction.

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From Floristry to Photography, develop an existing hobby and brush up on skills or pursue a new interest and make new friends.

• Access to Higher Education

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OUR PART-TIME COURSES ARE OFFERED AT BEDFORD COLLEGE, SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE. LEARN MORE AND APPLY NOW www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk

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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AT OUR BEDFORD, CORBY, KETTERING AND SHUTTLEWORTH CAMPUSES 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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Flexible study options A variety of flexible study options from as little as six hours per week to fit around your work and other life commitments.

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We work with over 1,500 organisations across the region to ensure you are more employable.

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Competitive tuition fees Take advantage of our competitive course fees and save thousands on your degree.

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Industry experts Many of our tutors are industry professionals, with first-hand experience and contacts.

To find out more visit our website www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk

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What’s on offer?

• Degrees (BSc/BA) • Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc) • Higher National Certificates & Diplomas (HNC & HND) • Teaching Qualifications

This 12 week, full-time, personal development programme is aimed at young people aged 16–25 and will give you: • A better chance of moving into a job, education or training • An opportunity to use your skills and gain new ones • A nationally-recognised qualification • Help with job-hunting and writing your CV • The chance to make a difference in your community

If you want to discuss or apply for the programme then please email info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk

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