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ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS 2018-2019 FULL-TIME STUDY PROGRAMME GUIDE

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10 REASONS TO STUDY WITH US #1 ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS

#7 SUCCESS GUARANTEED

Our vast range of study programmes ensures you’ll find something you love, opening up more choices, opportunities and experiences.

We’re so confident this will see you achieve the qualification you are studying with us, that if you don’t, we’ll give you £100 or refund any fees paid.*

MORE CHOICES, OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES

#2 EXCELLENT EDUCATION OFSTED RATES US ‘GOOD’ WITH OUTSTANDING FEATURES

You’ll receive excellent education from day one.

#3 FUTURE PROSPECTS

93% OF LAST YEAR’S STUDENTS ARE NOW IN FURTHER STUDY OR EMPLOYMENT Studying with us gives you strong future prospects.

#4 FANTASTIC FACILITIES

£15 MILLION RECENT REFURBISHMENT Our latest industry environments ensure you’re ready for work.

#8 LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS MANY OF OUR COURSE TUTORS ARE FORMER OR CURRENT WORKING PROFESSIONALS IN INDUSTRY What better way to learn about the real working world than from those who have been there?

#9 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 90% OF FULL-TIME STUDENTS RECOMMEND BEDFORD COLLEGE AND SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

Don’t just take our word for it — listen to our students. Visit www.bedford.ac.uk and search ‘meet our students’.

#10 GUARANTEED PROGRESSION

#5 SUPERB SUPPORT

ALL FULL-TIME STUDENTS CAN PROGRESS ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH US

AWARD-WINNING STUDENT SERVICES TEAM We’ll make sure you achieve your best, whatever your needs. We have held the Matrix quality standard since 2004 awarded in recognition of the professionalism and quality of our support and guidance.

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#6 WORK EXPERIENCE

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WELCOME TO BEDFORD COLLEGE & SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE Bedford College and Shuttleworth College are dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams. Not only by providing you with a great education in environments that reflect the world of work, but also by offering you individual support to meet your specific needs, via our personal tutors and Student Services team. Our education and training options are vast, including a wide range of full-time study programmes and many subjects that you will not find in your local schools. What’s more, choosing to study at Bedford College or Shuttleworth College means that you have access to other unique resources and opportunities and the guarantee that you can progress to the next level of study with us. We also offer you a success guarantee so you can be confident that you will achieve the qualification you set out to gain. (Terms and conditions apply – visit www.bedford.ac.uk)

Read on to find out how we can help you achieve your dreams.

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CONTENTS KEY INFORMATION OPEN DAYS

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HOW TO APPLY

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FEES & FUNDING

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BEDFORD CAMPUS

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KEMPSTON CAMPUS TRAVEL TO BEDFORD CAMPUS

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TRAVEL TO KEMPSTON CAMPUS

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SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS

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TRAVEL TO SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS

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QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED

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FUTURE CAREER PROSPECTS

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STUDENT SUPPORT

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COLLEGE LIFE

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WHAT ARE STUDY PROGRAMMES?

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BUILDING YOUR SUCCESS

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APPRENTICESHIPS

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UNDERGRADUATE

166

THE BEDFORD SIXTH FORM

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STUDY PROGRAMME INDEX

168

OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

30

ANIMAL SCIENCES

34

ART & DESIGN

40

BUSINESS

48

CARE & CHILDCARE

54

COMPUTING

62

CONSTRUCTION

68

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

76

ENGINEERING

82

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

88

EQUINE MANAGEMENT

90

FLORISTRY

96

FOUNDATION EDUCATION

100

HAIR & BEAUTY

102

HOSPITALITY & CATERING

110

LAND & THE ENVIRONMENT

116

MOTOR VEHICLE

122

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

128

PERFORMING ARTS, MEDIA & MUSIC

134

PLUMBING

144

SPORT

148

TRAVEL & TOURISM

154

UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES

160


OPEN DAYS

BEDFORD & KEMPSTON CAMPUS

Our Open Days are a great opportunity for you to see exactly what Bedford College and Shuttleworth College have to offer, and discover for yourself the atmosphere of our well-established and highly supportive College where students are encouraged to become mature and independent learners. • View our facilities • Talk to tutors and current students • Ask our Student Services advisers all of your questions

TASTER EVENT

‘Have a go’ with our interactive activities and demonstrations (14-18 year olds only)

Thursday 15 March 2018 5.00pm–8.00pm

Including Cauldwell Street Campus, BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre and Vehicle Technology Centre.

• Wednesday 1 November 2017 5.00pm–8.00pm • Tuesday 23 January 2018 5.00pm–8.00pm • Wednesday 18 April 2018 5.00pm–8.00pm • Wednesday 13 June 2018 5.00pm–8.00pm • Thursday 23 August 2018 2.00pm–7.00pm

SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS • Saturday 4 November 2017 9.30am–12.30pm • Saturday 27 January 2018 9.30am–12.30pm • Saturday 10 March 2018 9.30am–12.30pm • Thursday 24 May 2018 5.00pm–8.00pm • Thursday 23 August 2018 2.00pm-7.00pm

TERM DATES AUTUMN TERM 2018 • Monday 10 September 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018

SPRING TERM 2019

BEAT THE QUEUES

• Monday 7 January 2019 to Friday 5 April 2019

SUMMER TERM 2019 • Tuesday 23 April 2019 to Friday 21 June 2019

Pre-register your place online now at www.bedford.ac.uk/ opendays

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HOW TO APPLY STEP 1

Attend an Open Day or Taster Day and apply online Speak to the tutors, tour the campus and apply online for your chosen programme on the day. See page 5 for the latest dates or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/ opendays

STEP 4

Attend your Welcome Day You will need to attend a Welcome Day on Tuesday 3 July 2018 where you will get a taste of college life, meet your tutors and make new friends. Shortly after this, you will also receive notification of your enrolment slot via your Online Portal.

STEP 2

Shortlist your favourite study programmes and apply online We have just under 100 different full-time study programmes on offer. Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ courses

STEP 3

Attend an interview Once we have received your application, you will be able to book an interview slot, or have an interview booked for you via your Online Portal. You can find help and how to prepare for the interview at www.bedford.ac.uk/ yourspace/just-applied/ full-time-course

STEP 5

GCSE advice day Didn’t get the GCSEs you wanted? Visit our Open Day on Thursday 23 August 2018 to discuss your options and apply.

STEP 6

All communications will be sent via our Online Portal

Enrol on your study programme

Enrolment will take place between Tuesday 28 August and Friday 7 September 2018. You will receive notification of your specific date in July. At enrolment you will receive your timetable, ID badge and everything else you need so that you are fully prepared for the start of your Start your Study study programme.

STEP 7

Programme

Our term begins on Monday 10 September 2018.

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FEES & FUNDING We don’t believe that money worries should ever be a barrier for people coming into our College. That’s why we offer a range of financial support packages, some of which could be available to you. These may include help with essential costs, travel or meals. Further details on all of the financial support that we offer are available at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance or by contacting our Student Recruitment team - call 01234 291000 or email enquiries@bedford.ac.uk

TUITION AND EXAM FEES If you are aged 16-18 on 31 August 2018, a British or European Union resident and looking to study at Level 2 and Level 3, the tuition fees and any exam registration fees are FREE, except the Access to Higher Education courses where a fee may be charged. If you are aged 19 or above on 31 August 2018 and looking to study your first full-time Level 2 or Level 3 qualification the tuition fee will be free. If you are aged 19 or above on 31 August 2018 and already have a level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. This will be dependent on the Level 3 programme you choose to study. Please check online at: www.bedford.ac.uk/fulltimefees for further information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS For some of our study programmes, you may have to pay for certain things you need in order to successfully study your subject. These can include 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 visiting our website www.bedford.ac.uk searching for your study programme and looking under the ‘additional information’ heading.

YOU CAN APPLY ONLINE AT ANYTIME You don’t need to wait until you get your exam results. Visit www.bedford.ac.uk

DON’T FORGET

to provide your correct contact details so we can keep in touch with you.

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BEDFORD CAMPUS Situated at the heart of the town on the banks of the River Great Ouse, our £15 million refurbishment has resulted in a campus to be proud of with everything you need in one place, including:

LEARNING RESOURCES CENTRE (LRC) Fresh and modern, the LRC 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 your use. There are over 30,000 items in the LRC, 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 proving very popular with our current students.

INDUSTRY-CLASS WORKSHOPS If you are studying a course such as Engineering or Construction, our realistic working environments will help you hone your technical skills and practice your technique in workshop bays designed for carpentry, electrical work and more.

YOURSPACE COMMON ROOM The hub of the College community, this room is your dedicated space to relax between classes. It’s also a great place to meet new friends on different courses, as it is a communal space for all students on campus.

MUNCH & MOCHA RESTAURANT AND COFFEE SHOP Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to debate your last class over a coffee or savour a delicious lunch with friends. There are also plenty of take-away options available.

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25 RESTAURANT Our Hospitality & Catering students plan, prepare and serve lunch and dinner to students, staff and members of the public in our working kitchen and restaurant. Find out more and see what’s on the menu at: www.25restaurant.co.uk

SPRINGS SPORTS & LEISURE CENTRE We have a great gym on campus with top-class equipment, a fitness studio and full-sized sports hall. Available to all students, you can join in with dance fitness classes or a range of team sports.

SOUTH BANK ARTS CENTRE The South Bank Arts Centre is home to our Art & Design and Performing Arts, Music & Media students. 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. Even if you don’t use the Centre as part of your course, you can enjoy exciting events, visits and talks throughout the year. See the full timetable at: www.southbankarts.com

BROOKS HAIR & BEAUTY SALON Our modern working commercial salon on Bedford High Street is home to our Hair & Beauty students, where they provide treatments to paying customers. There are modern hairdressing facilities, several treatment areas with therapy beds and a nail bar. Visit: www.brooksspa.com to find out more and treat yourself to your own pamper session.

£2 MILLION MARGARET STANSFELD BUILDING This beautiful building, in keeping with the historic streetscape, opened in 2015 and provides a specialist environment for students aged 16+ with learning difficulties and disabilities.

KEMPSTON CAMPUS GAS & PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

Our City & Guilds and British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) approved training centre based in Kempston, will provide you with some of the most advanced equipment in the UK including, solar panels, photovoltaic (PV) panels, rain water harvesting, Dimplex ground source, heat and air pumps, and unvented hot water systems.

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE Also based in Kempston, our dedicated automotive training facility is the ultimate environment to develop your technical vehicle repair skills. The Centre is kitted out with engine and repair bays, paint mix and spray rooms and a body repair area – the ultimate environment for a budding mechanic.

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TRAVEL TO BEDFORD CAMPUS TRAVEL BY BUS

TRAVEL BY CAR

Buses run frequently from all over the local area and stop less than a 10 minute walk away from our Cauldwell Street Campus and BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon.

There is limited student parking at our Cauldwell Street Campus. You will need a student permit to park and pay £1 per day. Please note, having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Visit www.stagecoachbus.com for the most up-to-date information. Route Location number

Frequency

1

Kempston (via Bedford Road)

Every 12 minutes

2

Elstow Park & Ride site

Every 12 minutes

3

Fenlake

Every 30 minutes

4

Goldington

Every 30 minutes

5

Elms Farm

Every 12 minutes

6

Brickhill (Tyne Crescent)

Every 12 minutes

7

Woodside

Every 30 minutes

8

Great Denham

Every 30 minutes

9

Shortstown

Every 12 minutes

10

Goldington

Every 10 minutes

40

Milton Keynes

Every 60 minutes

41

Northampton

Every 60 minutes

42

Ampthill & Flitwick

Every 45 minutes

50

Rushden & Kettering

Up to every 60 minutes

51

Clapham & Oakley

Every 30 minutes

52

Cranfield

Every 20 minutes

53

Wootton

Every 20 minutes

71/72

Shefford & Hitchin

Every 30 minutes

73

Sandy & Biggleswade

Every 30 minutes

74

Biggleswade

Every 60 minutes

81

Clophill & Luton

Every 60 minutes

X5

Cambridge-Oxford

Every 30 minutes

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TRAVEL BY TRAIN Bedford’s mainline station is just a 15 minute walk from both our Cauldwell Street Campus and BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, with the smaller Bedford St Johns station only five minutes from Cauldwell Street. Visit National Rail at: www.nationalrail.co.uk for full information on train times and ticket prices.

WHY NOT WALK OR CYCLE TO COLLEGE? There are bike racks at our Cauldwell Street Campus and you can download a copy of the Bedford Borough Council’s Cycle Map from our website at: www.bedford.ac.uk/travel


Wilden

TRAVEL TO KEMPSTON CAMPUS

Ravensden Oakley

Turvey

Newton Blossomville

Clapham

Renho A428

Bromham

TRAVEL BY BUS

A4280

These centres are served by bus route numbers 52 and 53, stopping just outside the Woburn Road Industrial Estate and running between Bedford town centre and the villages of Marston Moretaine (52), Cranfield (52) and Wootton (53).

TRAVEL BY CAR Free on-road parking is available at both of our Technology Centres, with easy access to Woburn Road Industrial Estate just off the major A421 road.

Box End

Cauldwell Street Campus Kempston Campus

Bedford A6

Cop

Cardington A421

Wood End

Wixams

TRAVEL BY TRAIN The nearest station to our Vehicle Technology Centre is Kempston Hardwick, which is served hourly by the Marston Vale Line between Bletchley and Bedford.

Wilstead A421

Cranfield Milton Keynes

TRAVEL BURSARY

Full-time students studying at all campus, aged 16-18 and living more than 3 miles from College may be entitled to subsidised travel from their local authority. If your local M1 authority is unable to help, and you have a household income less than ÂŁ30,000, the College has a travel bursary worth up to ÂŁ450* which you may qualify for. Contact the Sandsfor advice. Student Services help desk on 01234Woburn 291934

*Please note these are subject to review and can change. Visit our website to get the latest costs.

Marston Moretaine

A6

Millbrook

Clophill

Ampthill

A6

Silsoe Flitwick

Woburn

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SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS

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The 500 acre Shuttleworth College Campus is not just a beautiful place to study, its unique working environments will provide you with everything you need to succeed on our Animal Sciences, Equine Management, Floristry, Land & The Environment and Outdoor Adventure study programmes. You will have access to: • Learning Resources Centre • Information Learning Technology suites • Munch & Mocha Restaurant and Coffee Shop • Careers advice • Walled garden, lakes and parkland • Blue Cross award-winning Animal Unit

ACCOMMODATION

If travelling to our Shuttleworth College Campus is difficult for you, we may be able to offer you a place in our halls of residence. You’ll get your own single study bedroom plus access to a modern common room complete with kitchen facilities, comfy chairs, sofas and TV. In 2017/18 our accommodation cost was £3,960 per year (usually paid in advance per term of £1320) including full board during the week (subject to change, check online for the latest information). Help with costs for our halls may be available to you through our residential bursary – visit: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/accommodation

• Kingshill Farm (livestock and arable) • Mechanisation Centre of agricultural machinery • Mount Pleasant Equine Centre • Indoor and outdoor sports facilities, pitches and courts • Fish farm and lakes • Woodland and conservation area

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TRAVEL TO SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS TRAVEL BY BUS

TRAVEL BY CAR

We provide a comprehensive College-run bus service to local towns and villages in the surrounding area depending on demand, including:

Our campus benefits from ample free car parking on site and is a short distance from the A1, with easy access from Biggleswade, Sandy, St Neots, Hitchin and Stevenage, as well as Bedford.

Ampthill

Kempston

Arlesey

Langford

Baldock

Leighton Buzzard

Barton

Letchworth

Bedford

Little Paxton

If you travel to Shuttleworth other than by College bus and you are studying a full-time course (Advanced Level or below), you may qualify for a travel bursary as long as you:

Biggleswade

Lower Stondon

• are aged 16-18 on 31 August 2018

Bletchley

Maulden

Brampton

Milton Keynes

• live more than three miles (driving distance) from the campus you will be studying at

Buckden

Newport Pagnell

• have a household income of £30,000 or less

Campton

Northill

Cotton End

Potton

• a  re not eligible for financial support for travel from your Local Authority.*

Clifton

Sandy

Clophill

Shefford

Dunstable

Shillington

Eaton Bray

Shortstown

Eaton Socon

Silsoe

Flitwick

St Neots

Great Barford

Stevenage

Harlington

Stotfold

Henlow

Streatley

Henlow Camp

Toddington

Hitchin

Totternhoe

Houghton Conquest

Westoning

Houghton Regis

Wrestlingworth

Huntingdon Find out the latest information on where our bus service stops at: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/bustimes

TRAVEL BY TRAIN The nearest mainline railway station is Biggleswade, which is served twice-hourly by the Peterborough to London Kings Cross line, stopping at nearby towns. Our campus is just a 10 minute bus journey (see above) or trip by taxi from Biggleswade station. 14 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

TRAVEL BURSARY

Find out more at: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/travelbursary

*Please note these are subject to review and can change, visit our website to get the latest costs.


SUBSIDISED BUS TRAVEL The College-run bus service is subsidised depending on your household income. In 2017/18 the cost was £150 per term if you had a household income of £30,000 or less and £225 per term for a household income over £30,000. It is cheaper if you pay for the whole year at £405 or £640 respectively.*

*Please note these are subject to review and can change, visit our website www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/travelbursary to get the latest costs.

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QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED HELPING YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS We are committed to helping you achieve your dreams and guarantee your progression on to the next level with us. This table illustrates how we can support you to progress all the way from Level 2 up to Level 6. Study Programme

Typical Entry Requirements

Equivalent

Level 6

• Top-up Degree Level 6

• Level 5 qualification OR • Related industry experience

BA (Hons) BSc (Hons)

Level 5

• Higher National Diploma (HND) • Foundation Degree (Fd) • Higher apprenticeship

• Level 4 qualification OR • Related industry experience

Bachelor degree (year 2)

Level 4

• Higher National Certificate (HNC) • Higher apprenticeship

• A-Levels OR • Level 3 qualification OR • Related industry experience

Bachelor degree (year 1)

Level 3

• BTEC Diplomas • Access to Higher Education • Advanced apprenticeship

• 4  GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 qualification

A-Levels

Level 2

• BTEC Certificates and Diplomas • Intermediate Level apprenticeships

One year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • A qualification at Level 1 Two years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in a relevant subject OR • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

GCSEs A*-C or 9-4

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HIGHER EDUCATION OR A HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP We have high expectations for our students. 40% of our Advanced Level (Level 3) students went on to study a degree after studying with us last year. They went on to study subjects at over 91 institutions across the UK in 2017, including: • Anglia Ruskin University • Aston University • Brunel University • Cardiff University • De Montfort University • King’s College London (University of London) • Manchester Metropolitan University • Nottingham Trent University • Sheffield Hallam University • University of Brighton • University of Southampton. All of our Advanced Level full-time study and apprenticeship programmes have a UCAS points value.

NEW GCSE GRADES A new grading system for GCSEs started in August 2017. The new GCSEs are graded 9–1, rather than A*–G, with grade 9 being the highest and set above the old A*. Grade 4 is equivalent to the old grade C. Old GCSE structure

GCSE/A-Level equivalent

A*

9

A

8 7

B

6

C

5 4

D

3

E

2

F

1

G U

U GOOD PASS RATE (DfE) C and above/4 and above

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FUTURE CAREER PROSPECTS

Looking to take control of your future career prospects? Bedford College can help! • Careers information on www.yourspaceonline.net • Impartial guidance to help you choose a study programme that’s right for you • Job search which is tailored to your career goals

AWARD WINNING ADVICE Our expert careers advisers from the Student Services team will provide impartial guidance to help you make the right study programme and career choices. They will give you a range of support including help with job applications and information on your options in work, training and higher education.

IMPROVING YOUR EMPLOYABILITY As part of your study programme, you’ll also gain skills that will help to improve your employability – in other words, skills that increase your chances of gaining and keeping work. These include written and verbal communication so you are able to express yourself clearly and confidently at interview, as well as other technical skills including numeracy, computing and more. You’ll also gain personal work skills – enhancing your ability to work as part of a team and behave professionally. For more information visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/studentsupport

WORK EXPERIENCE As part of your full-time study programme you will undertake relevant work experience. We have strong links with hundreds of employers in every industry area to ensure we find the best placement for you. For instance, Business students have undertaken work experience with local banks and Sport students with local school clubs and activity groups.

CAREERS SERVICE From support with application to information on your work and study options, our expert career advisers are available from before you join us, right up until the end of your journey here, providing the impartial guidance you need to make informed choices.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU • 1-2-1 appointments with a fully qualified careers adviser • Drop in service at all campuses

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• A  ccess to job and apprenticeship vacancies as well as volunteering opportunities through our Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin • Help with creating and updating your CV • H  elp with choosing what to do after your study programme finishes • H  elp with writing your university application and personal statement • A  ssistance with applying for jobs and apprenticeships as well as support with preparing for interview • Lunch time UCAS drop-in • O  nline careers advice via Live Chat on the Bedford College website on a Wednesday afternoon, visit www.bedford.ac.uk Alternatively you can email us at careers@bedford.ac.uk or call us on 01234 291770.


STUDENT SUPPORT ACADEMIC SUPPORT We know that assignments or exams can seem intimidating, which is why our study programme tutors ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible when preparing for and completing any academic assessments on your chosen programme.

WELLBEING Your wellbeing can affect your learning. Should you ever need to talk to someone confidentially about issues in your private or College life, our Student Services team are here to help. We also offer a dedicated counselling service with trained members of staff.

FINANCIAL ADVICE Money matters shouldn’t stop you coming to College, which is why our Student Finance team are available to advise you on sources of financial help including any grants, bursaries or support funds that might be available to you. See page 7 for more on financial help.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT If you have an identified Learning Difficulty and/or Disability our Additional Support team are on hand to ensure that your individual learning needs are met. They can help you with everything from developing assignment skills and providing specialist equipment to specialist support for students on the autistic spectrum or are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Call or email our team on 01234 291905 or at additionallearningsupport@bedford.ac.uk to find out how they can help.

HELP AND ADVICE YOU CAN TRUST For more information about the help and support offered by our Student Services team, or to speak to one of our advisers, call our help desk on 01234 291934 or email studentservices@bedford.ac.uk

The Student Services team at Bedford College are proud to have held the Matrix quality standard since 2004 – awarded in recognition of the professionalism and quality of our support and guidance. Matrix is an independent framework for all organisations to measure and assess the information and services they provide.

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COLLEGE LIFE ENHANCEMENT College life should be a good balance of work and fun. We aim to give every student the opportunity to access free enhancement activities that will broaden your horizons, help you to develop new skills and contribute to your personal and social development. Some of the activities we have offered in the past include: • Badminton • Basketball • Book club • Football • Gym • Handball • Netball • Photography • Rugby • Student magazine • Yoga

STUDENT AMBASSADORS More and more employers, universities and colleges are looking for the qualities, skills and experiences that make you stand out from the crowd and becoming a Student Ambassador will do just that. We will provide you with the training and support you need and you will receive a Student Participation Award in recognition of your involvement. You can help in a range of activities including: • Focus groups • Open Days • Workshops and careers fairs.

STUDENT VOICE Each year students nominate peers for the Student Voice Group. The group is an opportunity to hear our students’ views and is run by students, supported by Student Services. The Student Voice Group aims to: • improve student life at Bedford College • give students a voice in the running of the College • organise fundraising activities • r epresent students’ interests on the Board of Governors and Student Executive.

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WHAT ARE STUDY PROGRAMMES? In today’s competitive market, employers and universities are looking for much more than just a qualification. At Bedford College, alongside your industry-recognised qualification, you’ll also study English and maths and improve your personal and employability skills.

WHY DO I NEED ENGLISH AND MATHS? English and maths qualifications are essential whichever path you want to take in today’s world of work and education.

JOBS

You will either study at Intermediate Level and progress on to Advanced Level, or start at Advanced Level. See page 16 for our qualifications guide.

Many employers complain that too many young people lack the literacy (English) and numeracy (maths) skills needed for jobs in today’s workplace. In fact, these are the skills that employers demand above all others.

Your study programme will provide you with:

FURTHER OR HIGHER EDUCATION

• A nationally-recognised qualification • E  nglish and maths skills. If you have a grade D or 3 in GCSE English and maths you will be required to re-sit these qualifications. Those with a GCSE grade 2 or below will be required to study Functional Skills English and maths to work towards resitting GCSE English and maths. • W  ork experience. Every student will have a minimum of 20 hours per year/programme of external work experience • Personal development skills • Study skills • Employability skills • P  ossibility of additional vocational learning and qualifications, depending on the programme you choose. 22 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

If you want to continue in education, you’ll find that entry on to higher level courses also requires grades A*-C or 9-4 in GCSE English and maths. The requirement to continue studying English and maths is not about resitting exams, but increasing your skills and widening your opportunities.


BUILDING YOUR SUCCESS This is what your full-time study programme will consist of:

Time management

Personal development

Flexibility

Willingness to learn

Selfmotivation

Work ethic

Employability skills

NATIONALLYRECOGNISED QUALIFICATION Additional vocational learning

ENGLISH & MATHS Personal responsibility and resilience

Teamwork Study skills

Communication

Self-esteem How to self-manage

Personal presentation Work/voluntary experience

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APPRENTICESHIPS As an apprentice, you’ll get all the benefits of studying with Bedford College for an industry recognised qualification, while working in your chosen discipline. We are the largest apprenticeship provider in the county, which means we offer a wide range of apprenticeships for you to choose from. The apprenticeship programmes we offer are listed in the study programme pages from page 28.

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

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete depending on the type and level undertaken.

HOW WILL I SPEND MY TIME? For most apprenticeship programmes, you will need to attend College, either for one day per week (day release) or for a few weeks at a time (block release).

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 • choose from a wide range of practical trades and jobs • g  ain industry-recognised qualifications, Functional Skills and specialist techniques that could see you progress to high-level jobs in your chosen sector • learn from valuable job experience and time spent developing your skills on a day-to-day basis • a  fter finishing, 90% of apprentices will stay in employment with 71% staying with the same employer1 • e  mployers believe that apprentices are 15% more employable than graduates with other qualifications2. 1 2

www.gov.uk www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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DID YOU KNOW? We work with over 1,500 employers You can study an apprenticeship from GCSE to degree-level The average pay is £170 per week We trained 2,037 apprentices last year You can start an apprenticeship at any time of year


APPRENTICESHIP QUALIFICATIONS Apprenticeships are training programmes that combine paid employment with study at Bedford College to gain both work experience and recognised qualifications in your chosen career. To start an apprenticeship, you must already be employed within the industry you wish to train in. If you don’t have an employer, we can help you find one, or you can browse our current vacancies at: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships Apprenticeship

Equivalent

Higher – Levels 4-7

Foundation Degree Level and above

Advanced – Level 3 A-Levels Advanced Level is usually a progression route from the Intermediate Level Intermediate – Level 2 Most (but not all) apprenticeships start at Intermediate Level

5 GCSEs A*-D or 9-3

TO FIND OUT MORE: Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships and click on FAQs or contact our Apprenticeships Recruitment Team on 01234 291747 or via apprenticeships@bedford.ac.uk

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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

We work with over 1,500 employers each year, and, as one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships in the South East Midlands we have the experience to help you successfully complete your apprenticeship. Our wide range of apprenticeships includes: • Motor Vehicle Body & Paint Operations

• Accountancy

• Exercise & Fitness

• Adult Care Worker

• Facilities Services

• Agriculture

• Front of House Services

• Barbering

• Hairdressing

• Beauty Therapy

• Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

• Brickwork

• Healthcare Support Worker

• Business Administration

• Horticulture

• Care Leadership & Management

• Hospitality Team Member

• Children & Young People

• Human Resources Management

• Clinical Healthcare

• Improving Engineering Operations

• Commis Chef

• IT Application

• Construction Management

• IT Software & Web Professionals

• Contact Centre Operations

• Lead Adult Care Worker

• Customer Service

• Maintenance Operations

• Technical & Professional (Civil Engineering)

• Decorative Finishing

• Management

• Trees & Timber

• Dental Nursing

• Management Accounting (CIMA)

• Warehousing & Storage

• Electrical Installation

• Mechatronics

• Wood Occupations: Bench Joinery

• Engineering

• Motorsport

• Wood Occupations: Site Carpentry

• Environmental Conservation

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• Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle) • Painting & Decorating • Paralegal • Plastering • Plumbing • Professional Cookery • Senior Healthcare Support Worker • Sport Specialist • Teaching Assistant • Team Leading/Supervisor


APPLYING FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP To apply for an apprenticeship you must be 16 or over. Here are your steps to success!

I HAVE ALREADY BEEN OFFERED AN APPRENTICESHIP

I AM LOOKING FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP

1. You can either contact the Business Development Team yourself or your employer can with the following information: name of the company, contact name, contact telephone number.

1. L  ook for vacancies on the Bedford College website: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships 2. If you find an apprenticeship you are interested in, check you meet the criteria and complete the online application form. 3. Y  our application will then be reviewed by our Recruitment Team promptly. 4. Y  ou will be invited in to meet with the Recruitment Team to complete your English and maths assessments and to discuss your application before it is sent on to the employer on the vacancy closing date. 5. A  fter you have visited our Recruitment Team we will keep in contact with you with our other available vacancies and help you find your ideal apprenticeship. 6. O  nce you have been offered an apprenticeship you will be enrolled.

2. A  member of the Business Development Team will be in contact with the company to confirm that they have offered you an apprenticeship. 3. We will visit your employer to discuss your apprenticeship and carry out health and safety checks. 4. You will then be invited in to the College to complete your English and maths assessments and enrol on to your apprenticeship.

I WANT AN APPRENTICESHIP BUT I CAN’T FIND WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR If you can’t find the type of apprenticeship that you are looking for or you are unsure about meeting the entry criteria, you can contact us on 01234 291747 or email apprenticeships@bedford.ac.uk

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Bedford College recently merged with Tresham College in Northamptonshire to form The Bedford College Group, one of the largest colleges in the country. Being part of this expanding and exciting group enables us to offer our students an ever wider range of courses, especially at higher education level. Throughout our study programme pages you will see a list of the HNC, HND and Foundation Degrees that you can progress onto with either Bedford College, Shuttleworth College or Tresham College. Our tutors will be happy to discuss any of these exciting opportunities with you as part of your interview or open day visit.

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OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS If you are a mature student without the standard qualifications to enter higher education, this one year intensive course is for you. 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. These courses are recognised by universities across the UK and allow entry on to higher education courses in your chosen specialist area. 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.

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

REBECCA’S STORY ACCESS TO TEACHER EDUCATION When I left school I started an admin role with the Police, working my way up to research work after four years where I stayed for another eight years. The idea of teaching had always been at the back of my mind and it was working with children as a Beaver Scout Leader that made me decide now was the time to get started.

I’ve found learning easier this “ time around, thanks to the support

of my tutors, and I now feel fully prepared for university.

I contacted the University of Bedfordshire about teaching courses and they directed me to this Access course at Bedford College. The course will enable me to move on to the University’s Primary Education course which will lead to Qualified Teacher Status at the end of the three years. I’m really glad I started this course at College. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk | 31


COURSE INSIGHTS

OUR PATHWAYS AND FUTURE OPTIONS ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

(Based at our Shuttleworth College Campus) Course code: B1336 Days in College: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday UNITS • Animal Behaviour • Animal Health & Welfare • Animal Management • Animal Nutrition • Animal Science • Conservation • Inheritance, Evolution & Ecology • Principles of Biology 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.

BUSINESS STUDIES Course code: E2283 Days in College: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday UNITS • Business Communications • Business Environment • Introduction to Finance • Introduction to Marketing • Introduction to Psychology • Management Accounting • People in Organisations You could progress on to our Business BTEC HNC/HND. Past students have gone on to study Events Management at Bournemouth University and International Fashion Management at University of the Arts London.

COMBINED SCIENCE Course code: E2290 Days in College: Tuesday and Friday UNITS • Cells • Chemistry • Circulation & Gaseous Exchange • Defence & Immunity • Ecology • Further Physical & Organic Chemistry 32 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

• • • • • • • •

Homeostasis Introduction to Chemical Reactions Microbiology Nervous System Nutrition & Digestion Practical Science Skills Reproduction & Genetics The Periodic Table

Past students have gone on to study Pharmacy at the University of Hertfordshire, Biomedical Science at Aston University, Pharmacy at Kings College London, Biomedical Science at Anglia Ruskin University and Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

COMPUTING Course code: E2280 Days in College: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday UNITS • Computers & Society • Current Systems • Database Design & Construction • Designing & Authoring a Website • Hardware & Software • Introduction to Programming • Networks 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 and much more at other universities.

ENGINEERING Course code: D1539 Days in College: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday UNITS • Communication and Presentation Skills • Computer Aided Engineering • Design Project • Electricity and Power • Electronic Principles • Essay Skills • Introductory Mathematics for Higher Education • Materials Engineering • Mathematics for Higher Education • Mechanical Science • Using ICT for Study You could progress on to our Electrical & Electronic or Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND. You could go on to study a degree in Construction, Estimating & Planning, Construction Equipment, Civil Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Systems at other universities.


Course code: E2289 Days in College: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday / Monday, Tuesday and Thursday UNITS • Cells • Circulation & Gaseous Exchange • Defence & Immunity (Nursing & Healthcare Professions only) • Foundation Midwifery (Nursing & Healthcare Professions (including Midwifery) only) • Health Studies • Homeostasis • Microbiology • Nutrition & Digestion • Psychology • Reproduction & Genetics • Sociology Past students have gone on to study Biomedical Science at De Montfort University, Midwifery at the University of Bedfordshire, Mental Health Nursing at the University of the West of England, Nursing at the University of Northampton and Psychology at the University of Leicester.

PSYCHOLOGY Course code: E2307 Days in College: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday UNITS • Abnormal Psychology • Bio-Psychology • Cognitive Psychology • Criminal Psychology • Criminological Psychology • Introduction to Sociology • Introduction to Psychology • Psychopathy & Therapy • Research Methods in Psychology • Social Psychology • Stress Management • The Psychology of Criminal Investigation • The Psychology of Early Socialisation • The Sociology of Crime and Deviance 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 or Social Psychology at other universities.

SOCIAL SCIENCES Course code: E2288 Days in College: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday UNITS • Crime & Deviance • Mental Illness & Society • Psychology • Social Policy • Social Welfare in Britain • Sociology Past students have gone on to study Psychology at London South Bank University, Government & Politics at the University of Hertfordshire, Economics at Plymouth University, Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire and Criminology with Psychology at the University of the West England.

TEACHER EDUCATION Course code: E2287 Days in College: Monday, Thursday and Friday UNITS • Chemistry • English • English Literature • Human Biology • Mathematics • Practical Science • Research Skills • School Based Experience; Education, Curriculum and Early Learning • Science for Teachers You could progress on to our Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdSc). Past students have gone on to study Education Studies & English at the University of Bedfordshire, Primary Teacher Education at Oxford Brookes University, English Studies at the University of Bedfordshire and Childhood & Youth Studies at the University of Bedfordshire.

FIND OUT MORE BY TAKING A LOOK THROUGH OUR ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION BOOKLET OR VISIT www.bedford.ac.uk/access

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

NURSING & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS (INCLUDING MIDWIFERY)


ANIMAL SCIENCES SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our animal science programmes at Shuttleworth College enable you to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a successful career working with animals. The animal centre provides high quality learning opportunities in a practical environment. We are proud of our resource which is 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 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 during the course enables you to transfer these skills into the workplace. Depending on your programme you will have the opportunity to go on local and overseas field trips. Second year Advanced Level students have the opportunity to explore further afield with an educationally enhancing week long study tour. Most recently the students travelled to Holland, with visits to the internationally renowned Royal Burgers’ Zoo, Bergen Safari Park and Ouwehands Dierenpark.

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ANIMAL TECHNICIAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST

RESEARCH SCIENTIST

ANIMAL NUTRITIONIST ANIMAL WELFARE WORKER

NATURE CONSERVATION OFFICER

BIOLOGIST

ANIMAL KEEPER RETAIL WORKER LIVESTOCK SPECIALIST

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ANIMAL SCIENCES

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Animal Care

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Animal Management

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Animal Science BSc (top-up from FdSc)

*Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. KEY Based at Shuttleworth College

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82%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 82% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities such as Bangor University, Kingston University and Nottingham Trent University, or moved straight into paid employment at companies including Pets at Home and Woburn Safari Park.


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ANIMAL CARE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B336 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B348 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will provide you with a practical introduction to working with animals. Areas of study on this programme are varied and will allow you to develop the practical skills required to work in the animal care industry. The centre has a large animal collection and provides an ideal setting for you to gain valuable, industry-relevant experience. Units of study in the programme will also provide you with underpinning knowledge of animal biology and health.

The Extended Diploma is a two year full-time study programme that includes both animal management and science. You will study 15 subjects, three of which are external 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. It will provide you with the theoretical knowledge necessary to progress into employment, higher education or further training within a wide range of animal-related sectors.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Land-Based Studies BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in animal care

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START? Duration: 2 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Animal Care Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Animal Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

AND

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE:

• Vocational Studies BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma • Animal Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths skills YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress to further full-time study in animal care, such as our Animal Management Advanced Level 3 programme (see next entry). 38 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

• English and maths skills

Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), or into employment within the animal care industry.


ANIMAL SCIENCES

For more details and to apply visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and search by the code.

JORDAN’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: ANIMAL MANAGEMENT ADVANCED LEVEL 3 The Animal Unit at Shuttleworth College has approximately 400 species from all over the world. With so many species it can be quite daunting to get to grips with all the requirements, but you learn something new every day and the weekly practical sessions ensure you gain experience in every area.

The tutors are extremely “ knowledgeable. We learn through

their experience, not disengaging PowerPoint presentations, and this would be my main reason for recommending the College and study programme to others.

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ART & DESIGN SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Art & Design students produce amazing, award-winning work. Year on year our HND Graphic Design students beat UK universities in industry-set challenges for creative solutions in advertising and marketing. You too will have the opportunity to exhibit your work to the public in the College’s spectacular Art & Design End of Year Show, as well as have plenty of opportunities to enter competitions to showcase your talents, enabling you to network with professionals from the industry. Our students often have the chance to work with external businesses. The Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma Pre-Degree team, for instance, have worked with the Content Manager and Photographer at John Lewis, Fine Art engineer Alex Chinneck and Fine Artist Andy Holden as part of an inspirational speaker programme. You’ll study in our £6 million South Bank Arts Centre, complete with industry standard 3D model making and animation equipment, screen and silk screen printing, dark rooms, drawing studios, graphic design studios with the latest Apple Macs, specialist workshops and art gallery.

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SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNER

PORTRAIT ARTIST

MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMMER

ART & DESIGN

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB

ILLUSTRATOR ANIMATOR

CARICATURIST

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

GAME MAKER/ PLANNER

WEB DESIGNER MAGAZINE ART DIRECTOR

MOVIE SET CREATOR

MEDIA PLANNER

ARCHITECT

VIDEO EDITOR

GALLERY MANAGER

PHOTOGRAPHER

GAMES CREATOR

PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER

CLOTHING DESIGNER

INTERIOR DESIGNER

EXHIBITION DESIGNER

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER

PRINT MAKER

MAGAZINE FEATURE EDITOR

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Art & Design

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Creative & Digital Media and Graphic Design.

3D Applied Design Animation, Illustration & Games Design

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Art & Design Foundation Diploma Fashion & Textiles Fine Art Graphic Design Photography

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE 3D Design BTEC HNC/HND Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC/HND

90%

Fine Art BTEC HNC/HND Interactive Media - Games, Art & Animation BTEC HNC/HND Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Degree Top-up* Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND Photography BTEC HNC/HND

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STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 90% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as The University of Brighton, De Montfort University and Portsmouth University, or moved straight into paid employment.


ART & DESIGN

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ART & DESIGN INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) 3D APPLIED DESIGN

CODE: L498 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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.

This exciting study programme will encourage you to experiment in a diverse range of disciplines, such as interior and product design. You will have the opportunity to 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.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC or UAL Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in art and design.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

AND

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE:

• Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma

Up to 168

AND • English and maths skills if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to one of our Art & Design Level 3 programmes at Merit level or above (see next entries).

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• English and maths qualifications if required

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to studying our 3D Design BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism. Career paths could include restoration, furniture design, jewellery making, interior architecture, ceramics and craft items.


ART & DESIGN

ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) ANIMATION, ILLUSTRATION & GAMES DESIGN

ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) FASHION & TEXTILES

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

During this study programme you will be exposed 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 Maxon’s Cinema 4D.

During this study programme you will explore various aspects of fashion and textile design, 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.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths skills if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to studying our Interactive Media - Games Art & Animation BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). 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.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to studying our Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress into employment.

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ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) FINE ART

ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) GRAPHIC DESIGN

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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.

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. You will also learn how to use the Adobe Creative Suite software: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and Apple’s Motion for graphic animation and digital photography.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

AND

AND

• English and maths qualifications if required

• English and maths skills if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to studying our Fine Art BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism. Future careers can range from working as practicing artists and illustrators, to gallery work, teaching, art events management and more. 46 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to studying our Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism. This programme will equip you with the skills required for careers in advertising, packaging design, web design, illustration, art direction, brand identity, layout design and animation.


ART & DESIGN

ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) PHOTOGRAPHY

ART & DESIGN BTEC FOUNDATION DIPLOMA (PRE-DEGREE) ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L500 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will give 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.

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 and design subject at university or college.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths skills if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to studying our Photography BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 84 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to one of our HNC/HNDs in your chosen art and design discipline (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), or an Art & Design-related degree.

For more details and to apply visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and search by the code. Call: 01234 291000

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BUSINESS SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Business department is accredited by professional bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). This means that you can be confident that the skills you are learning have real value in industry. You will undertake a work placement as part of your study programme, giving you valuable experience within the industry, alongside various trips to see how companies work. Our students have recently visited Woburn Safari Park, Luton Magistrates Court, Westfield and British Airways to aid the units of the courses including Customer Services and Law. Students also took part in activities and simulations that enabled them to develop the skills required to deliver outstanding customer service and gained an understanding of its impact on the reputation and performance of the airline.

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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

PRODUCT MANAGER

BUSINESS MANAGER

STRATEGIC PLANNER

ESTATE AGENT

MARKETEER

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

ESTATE MANAGER

MARKET RESEARCH

RETAILER CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR

BRAND CONSULTANT PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

BUSINESS ANALYST

E-BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR

BUYER

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE/ CHARITY

INVESTMENT BANKER

PAYROLL

BUSINESS

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB

HEDGE FUNDS MANAGER

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT AUDITOR

FINANCE MANAGER

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FINANCIAL PLANNER

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Accountancy Business

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Accountancy, Business Administration and Management Accounting.

Accountancy Business Studies

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Accountancy AAT Level 4 Diploma Business BTEC HNC/HND CMI Level 5 in Management & Leadership CMI Level 7 in Strategic Management & Leadership KEY Based at Bedford College Based at Tresham College

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89%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 89% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities such as Ashton University, The University of Leicester and Bournemouth University, or moved straight into paid employment at companies including Savills, E.on and Marks & Spencers.


BUSINESS

SUZANNE’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: BUSINESS ADVANCED LEVEL 3 I came to England four years ago from the Congo. I had always wanted to study law to enable me to help defend people and their rights, so I enrolled on to an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course at a college where I lived in London and worked my way up through the levels. After finishing the ESOL course, I realised that there were lots of aspects of law in business. I decided to enrol on to the Business full-time study programme here at Bedford College, where I could also study GCSE English and maths. You have to attend a work experience placement as part of the study programme. I worked in the HR department of a care home in Bedford and was so proud when they offered me a part-time job at the end of it.

as an official employee “I’veandjustamstarted looking forward to staying on with them after my study programme finishes, before hopefully going to university to study International Relations.

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ACCOUNTANCY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

ACCOUNTANCY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: E1012 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: E1013 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will provide you with the first stage of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 Certificate in Accountancy. 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 basic costing, computerised accounts and more.

This study programme will further develop your accountancy skills and knowledge. You will study a wide range of topics, including accounting knowledge, building your skills in costing, financial accounting, cash management, indirect tax-ethics and spreadsheets.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Accountancy Level 1 WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate • U  sage of Computerised Accounts Software College Certificate • C  omputerised Accounts City & Guilds Level 2 Award (small additional cost) AND

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths AND • Accounting AAT Level 2 qualification OR • Equivalent accounting qualification WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 56

• English and maths qualifications if required

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

You can progress on to our part-time Accounting AAT Level 4 Diploma (visit the part-time section of our website), or begin your career in an accountancy role.

You can progress on to the Accountancy Level 3 programme (see next entry). Accounting technicians are skilled staff employed in jobs ranging from clerks to accounts department managers. They are increasingly required in industry and commerce, so if you have AAT qualifications at any level, your career prospects will be excellent.

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BUSINESS

BUSINESS INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

BUSINESS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: E1010 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: E1011 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will provide you with a solid basis for progression in a number of business pathways, and will provide you with a sound knowledge of fundamental business concepts while also equipping you with essential business and study skills. The dynamic programme will also give you the opportunity to undertake work experience and organise College events. You will explore all the key functions of a modern business, including finance, human resources, customer service, economics, marketing and sales.

This study programme will prepare you for a career in business by developing practical 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 accounting, marketing, management and more.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Business Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in business

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Business BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Level 2 Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE:

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

• Business BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate

You can progress to full employment in a business role, on to further study at university or our Business HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). 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.

AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to the Business Level 3 programme (see next entry), or into employment in a businessrelated role.

Up to 168

Call: 01234 291000

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CARE & CHILDCARE SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS As a Care & Childcare student, you will benefit from tutors who have previously enjoyed careers as nurses, health visitors, social workers, early years specialists, primary school teachers and care assistants, so you can draw on a huge range of vocational experience. You will be involved in a range of charity and fundraising events as well as practical and voluntary placement experience. We also hold a care and childcare progression event where we introduce students to local employers and help them identify employment opportunities within the professions.

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CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST

CHILDMINDER

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER PLAY WORKER

CRÈCHE PROVIDER

EARLY YEARS WORKER

SAFEGUARDING OFFICER

CHILD NURSE

MIDWIFE

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

MENTAL HEALTH NURSE

NURSE

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

HEALTH PROMOTER

SOCIAL CARE WORKER

TEACHER

YOUTH WORKER

SPECIAL NEEDS ADVISOR

AUDITOR

TEACHING ASSISTANT

RESIDENTIAL CARER

SOCIOLOGIST

HEAD TEACHER

PSYCHOLOGIST

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SOCIAL WORKER

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CARE & CHILDCARE

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Childcare Health & Social Care

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Children & Young People, Care Leadership & Management, Health & Social Care and Teaching Assistants.

Childcare Fast Track to a Foundation Degree in Educational Practices

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Health & Social Care

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)* CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)*

87%

Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA)* Health & Social Care Foundation Degree (FdA) Health & Social Care HNC/HND Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)* Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Foundation Degree (FdA)

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STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 87% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as The University of Chester, The University of Northampton and The University of York, or moved straight into paid employment with employers such as Princess Alexandra Hospital and Putnoe Woods Pre-School.


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CHILDCARE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

CHILDCARE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: K1534 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: K1535 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme is ideal if you are planning to work with children, and offers excellent preparation for higher level courses in the childcare field. You will learn about the physical care and development of the child, working with children, preparing for employment, and emotional and social development. You will also learn about child development, play and practical activities, communication, and professional skills in working with babies and young children.

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 covering ages 0-5 years.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Childcare OR Health & Social Care Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths 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 years placement.

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Early Years Educator Level 2 qualification with English and maths

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Early Years Educator CACHE Level 2

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Early Years Educator CACHE Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 112

AND

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

• English and maths qualifications if required

On successful completion 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 work in a supervisory role in the early years sector (subject to achieving grades 9-4 in GCSE English and maths).

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to the Childcare Level 3 study programme (see next entry). You could also enter employment as a qualified assistant nursery nurse, combining your job with studying our part-time Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma. (19+ only) 58 | Full-time Study Programme Guide


CARE & CHILDCARE

FAST-TRACK TO A FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE FDA (LEVEL 3)

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

CODE: K1556 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: K639 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This Level 3 qualification will prepare you to become a teaching assistant and/or teacher, enabling you to work with children from 5 to 18 years. It will prepare you for working unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity with children in a school setting. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Early Years Educator Level 2 qualification with English and maths 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 years placement. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • S  upporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can apply to the Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA) (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). Following this, you can then progress on to a third year top-up degree, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve an Applied Education Studies BA (Hons). With further study and teacher training Qualified Teacher Status can be achieved.

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. You will also gain real work experience in a variety of health and social care settings, such as with the elderly, children and those with learning disabilities. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Childcare or Health & Social Care Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in health and social care. 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 an early years placement. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to study our Health & Social Care Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or into employment within health and social care settings. Call: 01234 291000

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: K1005 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? This study programme will provide you with the skills required to start a career in the health and social care profession. You will be able to specialise in either health care or social care, while gaining valuable work experience within a variety of settings, such as with the elderly, children and those with learning disabilities. You will study a range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, lifespan development, communication and more. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths (a science subject is also highly recommended) OR • Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate at Merit level 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 years placement. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Health & Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: Depending on your chosen career, you can progress on to our Health & Social Care HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), on to university to continue your studies, or into employment, where further work-based training qualifications can be gained. 60 | Full-time Study Programme Guide


CARE & CHILDCARE

For more details and to apply visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and search by the code.

SHANE’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: CHILDCARE ADVANCED LEVEL 3 I’ve progressed through all the levels of childcare, initially starting with Foundation Skills as I didn’t have any qualifications when I left school. I’ve spent much of my life looking after my brothers who have special needs, so I know a lot about children and studying this programme seemed to make sense. I’m on a work placement now at Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School working as a nursery nurse assistant. I’m involved in planning play activities, observing the children and understanding how we can help each child develop further or if they need help with a specific problem.

Now I’m progressing on to “ the second year of my Childcare

Advanced Level qualification there are a lot of options open to me, including getting a job in the sector or going on to higher education.

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COMPUTING SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS 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 Microsoft, 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. Previous visits include the Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham, the Science Museum in London, CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Thorpe Park and Vauxhall. Our Cisco lab was used to host a warm-up for the WorldSkills IT Networking final held in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the WorldSkills organisers praised it as ‘one of the best’ in the UK. In the past our students have got through to the UK finals at the NEC in Birmingham where they had to work under pressure to produce high-quality websites and networks to win medals.

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COMPUTING

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB TECHNO FUNCTIONAL ANALYST

DATA ANALYST

SALES FORCE SUPPORT MANAGER

GLOBAL LOGISTICS PROJECT MANAGER

SUPPORT ANALYST

SYSTEM DEVELOPER

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

PROCUREMENT DATA ANALYST

IT HELP-DESK FIRST LINE SUPPORT

ORACLE FUNCTIONAL CONSULTANT SERVICE DESK MANAGER

HARDWARE MANAGER PROGRAMMER MACHINE OPERATIVE

GAMES CODING & PROGRAMMER

JAVA DEVELOPER

TECHNICAL ANALYST/ TECHNICIAN

GAMES DEVELOPER

WEB DESIGNER

MOBILE APP DEVELOPER

DEVELOPER (PEARL, PHP, VISUAL BASIC 6, WEB, NET)

NETWORK DESIGNER/ ARCHITECT

SECURITY CONSULTANT

SOFTWARE TESTER

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Information and Creative Technology

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in IT Application Specialist and IT Software & Web Professionals.

Computing: Networking & Systems Support Pathway

Computing: Software Development Pathway

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Computing HNC/HND KEY Based at Bedford College Based at Tresham College

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90%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 90% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as The University of Derby, The University of Liverpool and Southampton Solent University, moved straight into paid employment, or started an apprenticeship programme.


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INFORMATION AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

COMPUTING ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT OR NETWORKING & SYSTEM SUPPORT

CODE: F1045 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: F1046 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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, website development and more, together with some aspects of the creative industries, such as multimedia products development.

This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and experience required to start building a career in a range of IT jobs including programming, web design, technical support, and networking. You will acquire a range of IT-related skills to equip you for progression to employment or higher education. You will study a range of key topics, including computer systems, software development, website production, computer networks, digital graphics and more.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • IT Users BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths, plus a keen interest in IT

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: The skills you will develop on this programme are highly valued by employers, and a wide range of entry level jobs in the IT industry will be available to you on completion. Examples of jobs you could apply for are help desk support technician and trainee website designer. You can also progress on to our Computing Advanced Level 3 Software Development or Networking & System Support programme (see next entry) or an apprenticeship (see page 24).

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WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Computing BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) AND • English and maths qualifications if required Some students will have the opportunity to gain a Technical Baccalaureate by completing a Level 3 in maths in Context, and a Level 3 Extended Project (equivalent to three A-Levels) UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Computing HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). You can also use the UCAS points obtained on this programme to gain entry to university, or move into employment.


COMPUTING

For more details and to apply visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and search by the code.

MOHAMMED’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: COMPUTING ADVANCED LEVEL 3 I’ve had an interest in computing since childhood. The Level 2 study programme provided me with a broad introduction to IT, but I am really enjoying the Level 3 because we get to focus on networking. I find the way that computers communicate between each other really interesting.

Generally, the study programme “ is very well rounded and the facilities here are good compared to other colleges.

I also really like the location of the College because it is close to the river and the town centre. As part of the study programme, I have undertaken a 10 week work experience placement at the Kempston branch of Barclays Bank. I got involved in lots of different tasks including helping to sort documentation and helping customers who came into the bank. After my study programme I would like to go to university to study Computer Science. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk | 67


CONSTRUCTION SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS We’re at the cutting-edge of construction with our industry-class workshops and equipment. Our tutors have all enjoyed successful careers in the industry and now take the lead in shaping the UK’s construction and building services training sector, talking at high profile industry events such as Ecobuild, the leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. This means they have direct input into what you, as a student, will learn to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to looking for a job. We also have strong links with local employers. During your study programme you will work on and produce real life working projects. You will also be taken on trips, experience educational visits and have guest speakers from the industry come into College. For instance, Advanced Level Construction students were invited to view the first phases of construction at the Flitwick Leisure Centre, in order to use the development as a live case study in site management. Painting & Decorating students have been to the Dulux Decorating Centres and Brickwork students to Hampton Court to see the period brickwork first hand.

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SUPERVISOR

INTERIOR DESIGNER

PAINTER & DECORATER

WOOD TRADESPERSON

ROOFER

CABINET MAKER

FOREMAN

TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER

WORKSHOP MANAGER

RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLER

FURNITURE MAKER DESIGN ENGINEER

INDUSTRIAL PLUMBER

ARCHITECTURE TECHNICIAN

CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

PIPE WELDER

CRANE OPERATOR

LABOURER

CAD DESIGNER

SCAFFOLDER

QUANTITY SURVEYOR

HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER

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CONSTRUCTION

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Bench Joinery Brickwork Painting & Decorating Site Carpentry

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Brickwork, Decorative Finishing, Wood Occupations and Technical & Professional.

Bench Joinery Brickwork Painting & Decorating

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Site Carpentry Technical & Professional Construction

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Construction BTEC HNC/HND Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC HNC/HND Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

*Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. KEY Based at Bedford College Based at Tresham College 70 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

76%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 76% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as The University College London, moved straight into paid employment, or started an apprenticeship programme.


CONSTRUCTION

BENCH JOINERY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

BENCH JOINERY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: C1200 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C1211 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. You will gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade, as well as industryrecognised skills and qualifications, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

This study programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. You will study a range of advanced joinery units, including setting out complex joinery items, and marking out and manufacturing complex joinery items.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Bench Joinery Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 1 year • Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in joinery WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Bench Joinery Cskills Level 2 Diploma • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress to our Bench Joinery Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or gain employment as a bench joinery apprentice (see page 24).

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Bench Joinery Cskills Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can gain employment as a bench joinery apprentice, where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 3 through further study at the College, or study Technical & Professional Construction Advanced Level 3 study programme to pursue a career in construction management. You could also apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND. Entry is subject to a successful interview.

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BRICKWORK INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

BRICKWORK ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: C452 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C796 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will provide you with the training you will need to develop your skills and experience to carry out bricklaying to industry standards. You will study a range of key topics, including thin joint masonry, solid walling, cavity walling and more.

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 structural and decorative brickwork, repairing and maintaining masonry structures, erecting complex masonry structures and more.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in brickwork

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

• Bricklaying Skills Level 3 Diploma

• Bricklaying Skills Level 2 Diploma

AND

• Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test

• English and maths qualifications if required

AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress to the Brickwork Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or move into employment as a bricklayer.

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YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can gain employment as a Bricklaying apprentice where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 3 through further study at the College, or study Technical & Professional Construction Advanced Level 3 (see next entry) to pursue a career in construction management. You could also apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND. Entry is subject to a successful interview.


CONSTRUCTION

PAINTING & DECORATING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

PAINTING & DECORATING ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: C453 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C459 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will provide you with the key knowledge and skills required for entering the painting and decorating industry, as well as giving you the confidence to tackle a number of small decorating projects. You will focus on various wall and ceiling coverings, including anaglypta, blown vinyl and vinyl papers. You will also learn about wood graining and marbling, and a variety of broken colour techniques.

This study programme will give you the confidence to manage small projects and provide you with the skills needed to decorate complex surfaces, whether with paint, paper or metal leaf. The programme involves more research than tuition, so you will be expected to solve problems and manage your own learning to meet the course requirements, and will cover installing lincrusta on to walls, intricate picking out, replica faux painting of marbles and woods.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Painting & Decorating Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in painting and decorating WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Painting & Decorating skills Level 2 Diploma

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Painting & Decorating Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Painting & Decorating skills Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

• Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

AND

You can gain employment as a Painting & Decorating apprentice, where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 3 through further study at the College (see page 24), or study our Technical & Professional Construction Advanced Level 3 study programme to pursue a career in construction management. You could also apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND. Entry is subject to a successful interview.

• English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to the Painting & Decorating Level 3 study programme (see next entry) or into a related apprenticeship (see page 24).

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SITE CARPENTRY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

SITE CARPENTRY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: C869 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C460 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

You will acquire the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. This course will enable you to gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade, while also providing you with industry-recognised skills and qualifications, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

You will acquire the skills and experience you need to carry out a wide range of carpentry work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. The course will help widen your understanding of the industry in which you work, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 1 year • Site Carpentry BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in carpentry WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Site Carpentry Cskills Level 2 Diploma • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test AND • English and maths skills YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On successful completion of this course you could progress to Site Carpentry Advanced Level 3 (see next entry). Alternatively, you could gain employment as a carpentry apprentice, where you can convert your qualification into an NVQ Level 2 by collecting work-based evidence (see page 24). 74 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Site Carpentry Cskills Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths skills YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On successful completion of this course you could progress on to our Technical & Professional Construction Advanced Level 3 study programme to pursue a career in construction management. Alternatively, you could gain employment as a site carpentry apprentice (see page 24) in a wide range of organisations, such as construction companies, local authorities, public organisations or shop fitting companies. You could also convert your qualification into an NVQ Level 3 by collecting work-based evidence. You could also apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND. Entry is subject to a successful interview.


CONSTRUCTION

TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: C899 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET WHAT WILL YOU 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 DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • C  onstruction & The Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress to higher education through the College’s Construction BTEC HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information). Alternatively, you could progress on to our Construction Technical & Professional Advanced apprenticeship (see page 24) or pursue employment in the construction industry.

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Electrical Installation study programmes will enable you to access a range of electrical jobs and careers, following in the footsteps of past students. 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 Formula One 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.

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HIGHWAYS ELECTRICIAN ELECTRICAL TEST ENGINEER DATA ELECTRICIAN

DOMESTIC INSTALLER

RENEWABLE ENERGY ELECTRICIAN SOLAR SECURITY & FIRE RENEWABLES CONSULTANT INSTALLER/

MAINTENANCE/ SERVICE TECHNICIAN COMMERCIAL INSTALLER/ ELECTRICIAN

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ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Electrical Installation

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Electrical Installation.

Electrical Installation

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

*Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. KEY Based at Bedford College Based at Tresham College

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84%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 84% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities, moved straight into paid employment, or started an apprenticeship programme.


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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: C469 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C470 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

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.

This study programme is intended for those who want to expand their knowledge and proficiencies within the electrotechnical industry. It will further give rise to the appreciation and principles that underpin a professional approach that is essential for those looking to further their career choices and progression to higher levels of education/training. The full-time Level 3 qualification lasts one year and is aimed at those who have recently completed a full-time Level 2 qualification or those with relevant experience and knowledge of the industry.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Relevant Level 1 qualification with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • E  lectrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: After successfully completing this Level 2 study programme you can progress on to the technical Electrical Installation Level 3 study programme (part-time or full-time, see next entry), a Level 3 apprenticeship (see page 24) or move directly into employment.

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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Electrical Installation Level 2 Diploma with Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths If you are over 21 you can gain entry to a subject via successful interview and written assessment, and will be considered individually on your experience rather than your qualifications. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Electrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: After successfully completing this Level 3 programme you can undertake a Level 3 NVQ, furthermore you can undertake a range of short courses or a relevant technical course which range from Levels 3–5.


RYAN’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ADVANCED LEVEL 3 I really enjoy the feeling of making progress in every aspect of the study programme, whether it's the theory or the more practical side of electrical installation. The College has also helped me come to terms with how the working environment will be; our tutors have stressed numerous times about the working hours involved to the point where I'm mentally prepared. The tutors treat you as an adult who is taking their next step to finding future employment. In fact, if there is anything I can recommend to others about Bedford College, it would be the tutors and how they are always willing to further you in any way they can, as well as their commendable amount of dedication to doing it.

I don't think I would have “progressed as far as I had without their support. ”

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ENGINEERING SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Engineering study programmes enable you to choose an area to specialise in and you will gain transferable skills, such as problem solving and project management, making you particularly attractive to potential employers. We have excellent links with industry, working with high 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. Advanced Level students have linked with Hybrid Air Vehicles to take part in a mini project judged by some of the team there. In addition, our student of the year won a weeks work experience in the summer and a guaranteed interview for Mercedes’ apprenticeship scheme.

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PRODUCTION ENGINEER

CNC MACHINIST

MATERIALS ENGINEER

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

TOOLMAKER

PROGRAMMER QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER

CAD DESIGNER ROBOTICS ENGINEER

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE & COMMISSIONING ENGINEER

FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN

OIL RIG WELDER

SPECIAL VEHICLE WELDER

ENGINEERING

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB

3D PRINTING ENGINEER

STUDIO SOUND ENGINEER

RECYCLING WASTE ENGINEER

BLACKSMITH

HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER

STRUCTURAL WELDER

SHEET METAL WORK DESIGN ENGINEER

HARDWARE ENGINEER FABRICATION ENGINEER

Call: 01234 291000

AVIONICS ENGINEER

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Engineering

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Engineering.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Mechanical Engineering

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND Engineering HNC/HND Engineering BSc (Hons)* Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

*Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Northampton. KEY Based at Bedford College Based at Tresham College

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81%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

In 2016 81% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as Aston University, Loughborough University and Newcastle University, moved straight into paid employment or started an apprenticeship programme.


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ENGINEERING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

ENGINEERING ADVANCED, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (LEVEL 3)

CODE: D565 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: D1426 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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, electronic circuit construction and more.

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 DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Engineering BTEC Level 2 AND • English and maths qualifications YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to the Engineering Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or into employment in the engineering industry at apprentice level.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English, maths and science (maths must have been studied at the Higher tier rather than the Foundation tier) OR • Engineering Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic OR • Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (in your second year) UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: 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), look for employment in the engineering industry or progress on to university.

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OSKAR’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: ENGINEERING ADVANCED LEVEL 3

I’d enjoy education “I never thought as much as I do here. ”

The tutors make each unit feel very different from the previous one and this helps to keep my mind fresh. They have even set me up with work experience at an aeronautical company. There is a mutual respect between tutor and student, and this is what pushes you forward. Last year I won the Engineering Student of the Year award, and had the pleasure of going to the Mercedes F1 as a Test Technician. I worked beside a team that tested the engine for the Singapore Grand Prix. I was also named runner up in the College’s overall Outstanding Student of the Year across all subject areas. After College I would like to study Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology at university and would eventually like to be part of a team that sends space craft to Mars.

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ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS This study programme is ideal if you are a student whose first language is not English and you wish to develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for use in a variety of work, study and everyday life situations. The study programme is offered from beginner level through to advanced level. It will allow you to learn and practise English in a variety of ways, including in the workplace. You will also develop using your maths skills in an English environment.

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ESOL

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ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) CODE: P2081 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? During this study programme you will cover a variety of language and other skills, including: • • • • • • •

Reading, writing, listening and speaking Grammar and structure Pronunciation Vocabulary development Maths ILT (using computers to learn language) Employability skills (including work placements)

You will also learn about Health, Education, Local Government, the Royal Family 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. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START? You do not need any qualifications to start, but you must be between 16 and 19 years old by 31 August 2018 and you must be normally resident in the UK. You will need to attend an assessment interview before you start to help decide which level is best for you. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? You will work towards English Speaking Board ESOL awards and certificates and City & Guilds Functional Skills Maths certificates at an appropriate level. The levels are: • • • • •

Entry Level 1 Entry Level 2 Entry Level 3 Level 1 Level 2

Your teachers will do practice exams with you throughout the year before entering you for exams. Call: 01234 291000

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EQUINE MANAGEMENT SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS The 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, part of Shuttleworth College Campus, are equipped with covered stabling, two indoor arenas, classrooms and a student rest room. Here 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 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. There may also be the chance to compete in inter-college competitions across the country. Out of class, you will have the opportunity to go on numerous visits to places of interest, including studs, veterinary centres, horse sales and competitive events.

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HORSE RIDER

HORSE GROOM WELFARE CENTRE GROOM

COMPETITION GROOM

RETAIL AND EVENT MANAGER

RIDING CENTRE MANAGER

HORSE RIDING INSTRUCTOR

Call: 01234 291000

STABLE OWNER

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EQUINE MANAGEMENT

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Equine Care

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Equine Management

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

71%

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STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 71% of students went on to degree-level courses such as Equine Sports Science and Equine Business Management, moved straight into paid employment or started an apprenticeship programme at stud and competition yards.


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EQUINE CARE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

EQUINE MANAGEMENT ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B1341 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B1342 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will enable you to develop your skills in all areas of equine care, including handling, grooming and feeding. You will also learn how to fit and use a range of tack and equipment. There is an emphasis on equine health, welfare and behaviour, along with gaining an understanding of equine anatomy and physiology. There are both riding and non-riding options available. The Equine Centre here at College has a wide range of horses for you to ride and care for, and our qualified, experienced teaching staff will help you develop your skills and knowledge. The College yard is set in an ideal environment, with two indoor schools and access to bridleways.

This study programme will provide you with an indepth understanding of the equine industry, and you will develop skills in three areas: practical horse management, science and business including event management. Practical aspects will include stable management skills, fitting tack and equipment and preparing horses for presentation. There will also be a focus on science, to include biological systems, health, fitness and nutrition. There are both riding and nonriding options available. The College yard is set in an ideal environment, with two indoor schools and access to bridleways where our qualified, experienced teaching staff will help you develop your skills and knowledge.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Equivalent Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 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. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • C  ity & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care AND • Functional Skills in English and maths YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: After completing this programme you will be ideally placed to progress on to our Equine Management Advanced Level 3 study programme (see next entry). 94 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Horse Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills 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 QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • C  ity & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress to higher education to study an equinerelated subject, or you could go on to work in the equine industry where there is a diverse range of jobs available.


JOSIE’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: EQUINE MANAGEMENT ADVANCED LEVEL 3

to College to study Horse “Coming Management has been the best experience. ”

My riding has improved, I’ve learnt effective ways of carrying out jobs on the yard and enjoyed an exciting work placement – and that’s just been Year One! I really enjoy the riding element of the study programme; we get to ride two days a week – one flatwork and one jumping session - and there is a range of different ability horses to ride, which helps to develop your skills and confidence. We have yard duties every three weeks and have also been able to complete the BHS Progressive Riding Tests for free, which will be good to show future employers. The tutors are all so friendly and always willing to give help and advice. It’s a great environment here and much more independent than school – you take responsibility for your own learning. I’d love to get into equine physiotherapy after I finish the study programme. My horse has had to have physio for an injury and it’s something I have become very interested in. I’d also be interested in teaching or work in equine welfare. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk | 95

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FLORISTRY SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS As a Floristry student at our Shuttleworth College Campus, 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 also gone on to various successes, including a Gold medal and title of Chelsea Young Florist of the Year. Past students have set up their own thriving businesses and become florists in London and with big event organisers. Our current students have visited Covent Garden to view the flower auctions and workshops. You will have the opportunity to enter competitions, in addition, we have regular talks from industry specialists, guest speakers and the opportunity to attend additional workshops with local floristry businesses.

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FLORISTRY ASSISTANT FLORISTRY SHOP OWNER

SELF EMPLOYED FLORIST

EVENT FLORIST FLORISTRY SALES CO-ORDINATOR

WEDDING FLORIST

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ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Floristry

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Floristry

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

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100%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 100% of Floristry students went on to further study.


FLORISTRY

FLORISTRY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

FLORISTRY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B434 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B535 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Floristry is a diverse sector that includes private and corporate floristry, sales and marketing and buying for flower companies, creative demonstrations and event work. 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.

You will gain all the advanced skills and vocational knowledge needed for employment in the floristry sector. It 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.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Equivalent Level 1 qualification

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths AND • Floristry Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Floristry Level 3 Diploma

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

AND

• Floristry NPTC Level 2 Technical Certificate

• English and maths qualifications if required

AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On successful completion of this course you could progress to Floristry Level 3 (see next entry). Alternatively, you could gain employment in the floristry industry.

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 72 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to higher level courses at university, an apprenticeship or find work in the floristry industry.

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FOUNDATION EDUCATION SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS We offer a Foundation Skills programme aimed at young people with identified learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The programme will support you to develop your study and personal skills for progression on to higher level programmes at the College or in to work. Our supportive tutors will work with you to build flexible learning programmes that suit your individual goals and needs, and, on successful completion of the programme, you’ll have gained a range of new skills that will help you towards living independently, and significantly increase your study and employment options. The programme aims to develop your independence skills and help you to progress within a supported environment. You will take part in a range of subjects, which will include independent living skills, work preparation, community skills, English and maths. Alongside this you will undertake a supported work experience placement and a vocational option of your choice from a wide range of subjects, which include art and media, catering and business, animal care etc. A number of our students have progressed into mainstream education, in subjects such as: • Animal Care • Childcare • Hair & Beauty • Health & Social Care • Sport

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FOUNDATION EDUCATION

DID YOU KNOW?

You will be based in our ÂŁ2 million Margaret Stansfeld Building. This beautiful building opened in 2015 and provides a specialist environment for students aged 16+ with learning difficulties and disabilities. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk | 101


HAIR & BEAUTY SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS We are renowned for producing award-winning students who consistently perform at their best. In the last few years alone, students have won the Pantene Pro-V Awards and the Hairdressing Council’s ‘Student of the Year’ award four times, as well as being placed first runner-up in the finals of the national Jane Iredale makeup competition out of over 200 colleges who entered. Just some of the secrets to this success are the industry knowledge that staff provide our students with, which keeps them up-to-date with the latest techniques and trends, and the expert teaching of specific technical treatment skills. BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon in Bedford town centre is our working salon, which is open to the public, and where, as a student, you will gain experience working with clients to meet their needs with full support from tutors. Our students also keep busy outside of the salon. Recently they have visited the Dermalogica headquarters for support and training in providing treatments with their products. They also get involved in the local community and in the past have offered mini treatments such as head massages and nail shaping for visitors to the Bedford Blues Rugby Charity Day.

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BEAUTY SALON RECEPTIONIST

SALON OWNER

SENIOR THERAPIST

BEAUTY THERAPIST

HAIRDRESSER

SALON MANAGER

MAKE-UP ARTIST

JUNIOR STYLIST

FREELANCE STYLIST

SALON ASSISTANT

SESSION STYLIST

AFRICAN HAIR TYPE SPECIALIST

COLOUR SPECIALIST

EXPERT CONSULTANT

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

SALON COACH OR MENTOR

TV/MEDIA/ FILM STYLIST

ACCOUNT MANAGER

SALON ASSESSOR WIG SPECIALIST

Call: 01234 291000

AWARD ORGANISATION EXTERNAL VERIFIER

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ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Barbering Beauty Therapy Hair & Media Make-Up Hairdressing

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing.

Beauty Therapy Hairdressing

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Performing Arts (Production Pathway Specialist Media Make-Up) HNC/HND KEY Based at Bedford College Based at Tresham College

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88%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 88% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities, moved straight into paid employment or started an apprenticeship programme.


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BARBERING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

BEAUTY THERAPY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

CODE: J1059 LOCATION: BROOKS

CODE: J366 LOCATION: BROOKS

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

You will learn traditional and modern cutting and styling techniques and facial hair shapes in gent’s hair. You will be based at BROOKS, our commercial salon, for your training and Jagged Edge Barbers for your work placement.

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 DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Equivalent Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and a keen interest in hairdressing. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Barbering Intermediate Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: At the end of this programme you will be a qualified Level 2 barber, ready to pursue a career in barbering with Jagged Edge subject to a successful interview.

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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English OR • Beauty Therapy and/or Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and a keen interest in Beauty Therapy WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can gain employment as a Junior Therapist in a range of professional establishments, or progress on to our Beauty Therapy Advanced Level 3 study programme (see next entry).


HAIR & BEAUTY

BEAUTY THERAPY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

HAIR & MEDIA MAKE-UP INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

CODE: J363 LOCATION: BROOKS

CODE: J1069 LOCATION: BROOKS

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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.

Based at our BROOKS Hair & Beauty salon you will cover the skills to start your career path in media make-up, learning hair styling, body art, spray tanning and make-up.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to 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. Higher level courses can also be taken in Epilation, or further courses are available to extend skills in areas such as reflexology, nail technology and many more.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English OR • Equivalent Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in hair and media make-up. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Hair & Media Make-Up Intermediate (Level 2) Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On completion of this programme you could progress on to the Production Arts Advanced Level 3 Theatrical Media Make-Up study programme (see page 142). This involves the application of prosthetic pieces, fantasy hair design for performers, and creating and casting small prosthetic pieces and bald caps.

Call: 01234 291000

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HAIRDRESSING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

HAIRDRESSING ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: J444 LOCATION: BROOKS

CODE: J362 LOCATION: BROOKS

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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 and promote products and services, and develop a variety of hairdressing skills in cutting, colouring and perming.

This is the perfect programme to 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 and the wig making industry. You will progress your skills and knowledge while working within the commercial surroundings of BROOKS Hair and Beauty Salon.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and a keen interest in hairdressing. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Hairdressing City & Guilds VRQ Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths skills YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to further study in a relevant subject such as the Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma (see next entry). Alternatively, you could move into employment as a Junior Hairstylist in a salon. 108 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Hairdressing qualification at Level 2 with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On successful completion of this programme you could progress on to further part-time courses or into a career such as Salon Manager, Rep Technician, Wig Maker, Session Stylist or Artistic Director. You could also undertake competition work, become self-employed or open your own salon.


HAIR & BEAUTY

For more details and to apply visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and search by the code.

NATASHA’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: BEAUTY THERAPY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2

I’ve always had a passion for beauty “and knew it was what I wanted to do

from quite a young age. My favourite beauty treatment that I like to give is a facial; it’s so relaxing and makes you feel better about yourself. One day I’d love to own my own spa.

The study programme at college enables me to learn about lots of different treatments including waxing, manicures, pedicures and make-up – and because we are based in a working salon here at BROOKS, we have real clients to work with. As part of the programme we have to do 50 hours of work experience, but I have done more hours than this at various places including Champneys Spa and local salons. We have also had training days with staff from Dermalogica and Steiner cruise ships.

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Hospitality & Catering is a hugely varied industry that enables you to be creative, travel and meet new people. From hotels, bars, restaurants, hospitals and the armed services, if you have the drive and enthusiasm, there are many exciting opportunities for you to develop and succeed. Our training department, including our commercial 25 Restaurant, is the perfect place to hone your culinary talent or service skills. The restaurant is open to the public during term-time, which means as a student you will be creating or serving delicious dishes to real paying customers under the watchful eye of our supportive tutors. Our students also benefit from participation in national and international competitions. We recently hosted one of six regional finals of Futurechef 2015, which involved exhibitors including Babcock International and BaxterStorey who were on hand to give careers advice to our students for prospective jobs and further training within the industry. One of our students also progressed on to the national final. A number of groups of Advanced Level students entered a national cooking competition, again held here on campus, in conjunction with Terinex, who produce oven bags for the catering industry.

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COMMIS CHEF

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPER

PASTRY CHEF

DEVELOPMENT CHEF

PRODUCT TESTER RESTAURANT CRITIC

BAKER

CAKE DECORATOR

SOUS CHEF

Call: 01234 291000

CHOCOLATIER

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Hospitality & Catering (Front of House) Professional Cookery

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Front of House Services and Professional Cookery.

Event Management in Hospitality Professional Cookery

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

88%

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STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 88% of students went on to degree-level courses at colleges and universities such as The University of West London, or moved straight into paid employment.


EVENT MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALITY (LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA)

CODE: H1604 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: H1667 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? This study programme will teach you the skills that will assist you in gaining employment in the hospitality industry. As well as focusing on the hotel and catering sectors, we also concentrate on events management, which combines many aspects of hospitality. We provide you with the opportunity to not only learn about this exciting and thriving industry, but also to organise your own events. You will study the following units; The Hospitality Industry, Principles of Supervising Customer Service Performance in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism, Providing Customer Service in Hospitality, Events Organisation in Hospitality, Planning and Managing a Hospitality Event, Marketing for Hospitality, Personal Selling and Promotional Skills for Hospitality, Front Office Operations in Hospitality and Personal and Professional Development in Hospitality.

This study programme will teach you skills that will assist you in gaining employment in the exciting hospitality industry. You will learn valuable restaurant and bar skills along with customer focused skills and techniques. The qualification is highly sought after by restaurants and will increase your customer focused skills. You will cover a wide range of skills required in the Front of House area of the hospitality industry including: food and beverage service; customer service skills; Gueridon – flambé; wines and spirits service – including cocktails; marketing and promotions; stock control. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • F  ood & Beverage Service Skills City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma • Food Safety Level 2 Certificate AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Hospitality apprenticeship or our Professional Cookery Advanced Level 3 study programme (see page 114).

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 • 4 GCSE’s grades A*-C or 9-4 including C in English OR • Hospitality Level 2 AND • A genuine interest in working in the industry is desirable. The course is only 1 year and is for students looking to go into employment. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • 90 credit Diploma in Hospitality • College certificate in Event Planning AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

For more details and to apply visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and search by the code.

You can progress on to university or into employment within the hospitality and industry. Call: 01234 291000

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) FRONT OF HOUSE


PROFESSIONAL COOKERY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: H658 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: H664 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will equip you with the skills you need to prepare, cook and present food to a high professional standard. The programme will help you to develop your food preparation and cooking skills and learn to prepare a range of practical dishes. It will also enhance your knowledge of customer care, teamwork, hygiene, and health and safety practices.

This study programme will equip you with the practical skills needed to progress you into fine dining establishments and increase your employability. Developing recipes and given supervisory opportunities help develop you as an individual to increase your employability. It will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and understanding to deal with the modern challenges that face the catering industry. A range of dishes that cover world cuisine will be explored and enjoyed developing understanding of different cultures, beliefs and personal preferences.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • P  rofessional Cookery City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma • Food Safety Level 2 Certificate AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Hospitality apprenticeship or our Professional Cookery Advanced Level 3 study programme (see next entry).

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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • NVQ 2 in Professional Cookery • 3 GCSE’s grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally English and maths WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • P  rofessional Cookery City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to university or into employment within the hospitality/catering industry.


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LAND & THE ENVIRONMENT SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS We are very privileged that our Shuttleworth College Campus is situated in a large conservation area containing grassland, woodland, a working farm, lakes and fisheries centre. Our students spend a lot of time out and about, seeing how things work in the industry, meeting employers and taking part in shows and events. In 2017, our Horticulture students won a silver medal for their garden design at the Ideal Home Show in London, which they have now achieved for the past three years. Horticulture students have visited a range of sites including guided tours of Kew gardens, RHS Wisley and Cambridge Botanical Gardens. Our Agriculture students work closely with the local employers and industry specialists. Agriculture students have been to the Paris Agriculture show, competed with our livestock at national events, attending crop walks and taken part in workshops with advanced agricultural machinery supplied by CASEiH and local machinery suppliers. Learners take part in residential trips including visits to conservation sites in Northumberland and the New Forest. In addition our close links in Europe have presented opportunities for our Fisheries learners to attend an advanced fisheries aquaculture programme at Groenwelle in Holland.

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FARM MANAGER

ANIMAL NUTRITIONIST GARDENER SPORTS TURF OPERATIVE

RESEARCHER

MACHINERY SALESPERSON

FARM HAND

LIVESTOCK MANAGER

CONSERVATIONIST

LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

TECHNICIAN

PLANT SPECIALIST

GREENKEEPER ESTATE MANAGER

FISHERIES BAILIFF

FISHERIES MANAGER

Call: 01234 291000

AQUACULTURE TECHNICIAN

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ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Land-Based Studies

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, Horticulture and Trees & Timber

Agriculture Countryside Fisheries

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Horticulture

HIGHER EDUCATION AT THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Agriculture BSc (Hons)* Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

*Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. KEY Based at Shuttleworth College

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75%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 75% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as Bangor University, Reaseheath College, The University of Winchester, Harper Adams University, The University of Northampton and Bishop Burton College, moved straight into paid employment or started an apprenticeship programme.


AGRICULTURE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B355 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B323 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will cover the foundation knowledge and skills needed for you to progress on to Level 3 qualifications in Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture and Countryside Management, or for employment in land-based industries. You will gain a basic knowledge of estate maintenance, machinery maintenance, conservation, animal and plant husbandry, game management, business management and preparation for work.

This study programme will ensure that you develop the vocational knowledge, understanding and skills that are required for progression to higher education. You will receive the training needed for a range of agricultural work, including arable and livestock production, machinery operations, business management and agricultural science. It is also ideal if you are interested in farming and allied industries such as machinery sales, crop and livestock health and nutrition, land management, sales, farm hand or progression to higher education, research and the sciences.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths OR • Land-Based Studies BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in land-based studies. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Countryside & Environment BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to one of our Level 3 Land-Based programme (see next entries), one of our apprenticeships (see page 24), or find employment in the agriculture, fisheries or countryside and environment industry.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Agriculture BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required You will also have the opportunity to take the Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award and NPTC Forklift Assessment for a small additional cost. UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and, (once this is complete), top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. Alternatively, you can take another higher education course in a related subject, go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the agriculture sector.

Call: 01234 291000

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LAND-BASED STUDIES INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)


COUNTRYSIDE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

FISHERIES ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B367 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B377 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will ensure that you develop the foundation skills and vocational knowledge needed for employment in land-based industries. The Extended Diploma in Countryside Management is designed to provide a springboard for you to progress on to a university degree, or to find work in the countryside industry, which includes sectors as diverse as habitat conservation, game management, conservation and environmental assessment to 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.

This study programme has been developed to focus on the education and training of people who want to be involved in the fisheries industry. It will ensure that you develop the foundation skills and vocational knowledge needed for employment in land-based industries. The Extended Diploma in Fish Management is designed to provide a springboard for learners to progress on to a university degree, or to find work in the fisheries industry, which consists of such sectors as fish production, sport fishing, recreational fisheries management, and aquatic and ornamental fisheries management. The study programme also provides training for people who are interested in allied industries, such as equipment sales, fish nutrition and breeding, coaching and conservation.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • C  ountryside Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and, (once this is complete), top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. Alternatively you can take another higher education course in a related subject, go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the land-based and conservation sector. 120 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Fish Management City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and, (once this is complete), top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. Alternatively you can take another higher education course in a related subject, go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the fisheries industry, as well as other land-based industries.


HORTICULTURE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: B399 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? This study programme will ensure that you develop the foundation skills and vocational knowledge needed for employment in land-based industries. It has been developed to focus on the education and training of people who want to be involved in the horticulture and arboriculture industries. The horticulture industry is a diverse sector and includes, nursery work, garden maintenance, landscaping, garden design, plant breeding and selection, plant production, tree surgery, sports turf and groundsmanship, plant research and education. You will gain the skills and knowledge required to enter the work place with confidence. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Horticulture BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Additional qualifications (at an additional cost) include: • Chainsaw & Related Operations NPTC Level 2 Award • Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award • Practical Horticulture RHS Level 1 or 2 Certificate UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and, (once this is complete), top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. Alternatively you can take another higher education course in a related subject, go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the horticultural industry.

ABBY’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: AGRICULTURE ADVANCED LEVEL 3 I hadn’t studied Agriculture before but I really enjoy it. My favourite part is the livestock because it’s very rewarding and I enjoy the challenges it brings – looking after the sheep and cattle, and of course the lambing season! The facilities at Kingshill Farm are brilliant and there is a separate mechanisation yard with all the tractors and farming equipment. I’ve just joined the onsite gym and the library is good too. I live in Dunstable, which isn’t a problem because the College run bus service covers the area. When I started at Shuttleworth I didn’t want to go to university, but my tutor has inspired me to learn more.

I’d now love to go on to Harper “ Adams University when I finish here

and hopefully pursue a career in farming.

I’d recommend the study programme to others as it really helps you grow as a person. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk | 121

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MOTOR VEHICLE SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Vehicle Technology Centre in Kempston is kitted out with engine and repair bays, paint mixing room, spraybooth and a body repair area. All of our tutors have worked in garages in their careers and every one of our students agrees that they have up-to-date subject knowledge. This means we will teach you techniques that are likely to become compulsory in the future, such as working on electric cars. 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 industry changes: just one example is Vauxhall Motors, who have donated a number of ex-trial vehicles to us to help students test their diagnostic skills on the very latest technology. Some 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.

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VEHICLE MANUFACTURER

PROTOTYPE TECHNICIAN

INSURANCE ASSESSOR

VEHICLE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST SPECIALIST TRIMMER

FACTORY WORKER TEST DRIVER

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATOR

QUALITY CONTROLLER

MOTOR SPORT TECHNICIAN

DIAGNOSTICS ENGINEER CLASSIC CAR REPAIRER

TRANSPORT MANAGER

VEHICLE ELECTRICIAN TYRE FITTER

WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR

BREAKDOWN & RECOVERY TECHNICIAN

PANEL BEATER

PAINT SPRAYER

GARAGE MANAGER/ OWNER

CAR VALETER

BODY REPAIRER

MOTORCYCLE TECHNICIAN

MECHANIC

Call: 01234 291000

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MOTOR VEHICLE

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Motor Vehicle Maintenance

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint.

Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Motor Vehicle Maintenance

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

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To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

75%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 75% of students went on to degree-level study such as Motorsport Engineering at Swansea Metropolitan University or moved straight into paid employment or an apprenticeship programme.


MOTOR VEHICLE

MOTOR VEHICLE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) BODY REPAIR & PAINT

MOTOR VEHICLE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) BODY REPAIR & PAINT

CODE: D850 LOCATION: VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

CODE: D1451 LOCATION: VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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 the body repairer and painter, 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, dealership or specialist body repair shop.

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.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • IMI Transport Maintenance Level 1 Diploma and Accident Repair Level 1 Certificate with Functional Skills/GCSE at the appropriate level Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in vehicles WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • IMI Transport Maintenance Level 1 Diploma (2 years) • IMI Accident Repair Level 1 Certificate (2 years) • IMI Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles Level 2 Diploma (1 year) • IMI Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles Level 2 Diploma (1 year) AND • GCSE/Functional Skills in English and maths if required (all years)

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • IMI Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Level 2 Diplomas with Functional Skills/GCSE English and maths at the appropriate level WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • IMI Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles Level 3 Diploma • IMI Vehicle Accident Paint Principles Level 3 Diploma AND • GCSEs/Functional Skills in English and maths if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 48 for the Diplomas YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress into employment in the motor industry, or undertake an apprenticeship in a related field.

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Level 3 study programme (see next entry), an apprenticeship or into employment. Call: 01234 291000

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MOTOR VEHICLE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) MAINTENANCE

MOTOR VEHICLE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) MAINTENANCE

CODE: D596 LOCATION: VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

CODE: D1181 LOCATION: VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

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

Offered through the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), 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 DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • IMI Transport Maintenance Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE at the appropriate level Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in vehicles WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • IMI Transport Maintenance Level 1 Diploma (2 years) • IMI Accident Repair Level 1 Certificate (2 years) • IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 Diploma (1 year) AND • GCSE/Functional Skills in English and maths if required (all years) YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Motor Vehicle Advanced Level 3 Maintenance study programme (see next entry), on to an apprenticeship or into employment. 126 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • IMI Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 2 with Functional Skills/GCSEs in English and maths at the appropriate level WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 Diploma AND • G  CSEs/Functional Skills in English and maths if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 48 for the Diplomas YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to an apprenticeship programme (see page 24), or into employment in the motor vehicle sector as a trainee technician.


MOTOR VEHICLE

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TAMARA’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: MOTOR VEHICLE ADVANCED LEVEL 3 There is a really nice atmosphere in the department and everyone is very welcoming. With no previous motor vehicle experience, I worked my way up. I enjoy the practical side of the study programme as I like to get my hands dirty.

The facilities are excellent – we “ usually get a car each to work on – and

the tutors teach in a very interactive way.

For example, they might bring a part of an engine into a theory lesson to help explain something technical. I much prefer this way of learning, compared to school. We also have companies come in to talk to us about the motor vehicle industry, including the HGV division of John Lewis, which is based in Milton Keynes.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Shuttleworth College Campus has beautiful, spacious outdoor surroundings, allowing you to develop skills in outdoor adventurous activities. The study programme also uses external venues such as Grafham Water Sailing Club, Big Rock Climbing Centre and the local footpaths and waterways. As part of the study programme you will be involved in a rotation of practical activities on a weekly basis. These will focus upon 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 Plas Menai Watersports Centre in Wales. 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 courses 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. National Governing Body opportunities include British Canoeing Level 1 coach in paddlesports, RYA Dinghy Instructor and MLTE Climbing Wall Award. You will also benefit from the strong industry links the College has with a wide range of outdoor activity providers, which enable us to offer you a diverse selection of work placements both in the UK and across Europe. Past students have also been involved in competing nationally and world-wide for GB squads in canoe slalom, downhill mountain biking and achieving scholarships as a ski instructor.

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ACTIVITIES ORGANISER

CAMP DIRECTOR

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INSTRUCTOR SKI INSTRUCTOR

CHALET HOST

RESORT ASSISTANT RESORT MANAGER

CAMP INSTRUCTOR

WATERSPORT INSTRUCTOR BUSHCRAFT LEADER

EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR

ADVENTURE GUIDE LIFEGUARD

PADDLE SPORTS INSTRUCTOR

SUMMER ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR

SAILING INSTRUCTOR

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EXHIBITION LEADER

SURVIVAL ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Outdoor Adventure

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Outdoor Adventure Outdoor Adventure Specialist Diploma

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND KEY Based at Shuttleworth College

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78%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 78% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as The University of Worcester, The University of Chichester and Leeds Beckett University or moved straight into full-time employment with employers including Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre, Ellis Brigham Ltd and Fusion Lifestyle.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) EXTENDED

CODE: B404 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B414 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? This study programme is ideal if you wish to build upon your knowledge to develop a career in the exciting and developing outdoor industry. Being equivalent to three A-Levels, the BTEC Level 3 qualification is recognised by universities. It offers a fantastic combination of theory and vocational training and is ideal for students looking for a practical course with excellent career prospects. The study programme is designed to give students detailed knowledge and practical skills for the outdoor adventure industry. You will study a wide range of units associated with the principles and practices behind outdoor learning, leadership and skills development.

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. On successful completion, students can progress on to either the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure). Alternatively students can enter employment in a range of outdoor adventure occupations including instructing at outdoor centres. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs A-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 1 BTEC Diploma in Sport at a Merit Grade with Functional Skills You will also need a keen interest in outdoor related pursuits. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Level 2 qualification in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications AND • English and maths skills YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On successful completion of this study programme, including completing GCSE English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2, you can progress on to study our Outdoor Adventure Level 3 (Diplomas) (see next entries). Alternatively, you can enter employment at a junior level in a range of outdoor adventure occupations, including becoming an outdoor instructor.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Sport Level 2 BTEC Diploma at a Merit grade plus functional skills. You will also need a keen interest in outdoor related pursuits. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications • Emergency First Aid at Work AND • English and maths skills UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On successful completion you could progress on to our Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), or enter employment in a range of outdoor related occupations. Call: 01234 291000

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ADVANCED SPECIALIST DIPLOMA (LEVEL 3) CODE: B1236 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? This study programme is ideal if you wish to build upon your knowledge to develop a career in the exciting and developing outdoor industry. It will provide you with a fantastic combination of theory and vocational training and is ideal if you are looking for a practical course with excellent career prospects. The study programme is designed to give you detailed knowledge and practical skills for the outdoor adventure industry. You will study a wide range of units associated with coaching, leadership and skills development. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Sport Level 2 BTEC Diploma at a Merit grade plus functional skills You will also need a keen interest in outdoor related pursuits. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • S  port (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma • Sailing and Watersports BTEC Level 3 Diploma • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications • Emergency First Aid at Work AND • English and maths skills UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On successful completion you could progress onto our Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus), or enter employment in a range of outdoor related occupations. 132 | Full-time Study Programme Guide


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PERFORMING ARTS, MEDIA & MUSIC SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Bedford’s South Bank Arts Centre provides the perfect creative space and specialist equipment to help you develop your skills across a range of creative sectors. Facilities include: The Beckett Studio Theatre, Springs Dance Studio, recording suites, rehearsal rooms and video editing workshops. As a student you will benefit from the expertise of leading practitioners in each vocational area and their contacts within industry. You will also have numerous opportunities to showcase your talents in a range of production work; through in house performances, external events, festivals including; National Theatre Connections Festival and Battle of the Bands. During your studies you will participate in a range of enhancement activities such as; music exhibitions and exposes, backstage tours, theatre visits and workshops with leading industry professionals. Previous trips have included a visit to New York, MOVEIT! Music Live, RSC Stratford upon Avon and Harry Potter Studio’s. Students have continued their education by obtaining places at some of the UK’s most prestigious training institutions; Rada, Lamda, Guildhall, GS, Stella Mann, East 15, BSA, London Studio Centre, London College of Fashion. Our previous students have obtained work with some of the UK’s most respected organisation’s including; BBC, West End Productions and National Tours.

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INDEPENDENT ARTIST

COMPOSER FILM/TV

MUSIC PUBLISHER

MUSIC TEACHER

DJ

SET DESIGNER

TOUR MANAGER MUSICIAN

CHOREOGRAPHER

MIXING ENGINEER

SONG WRITER

MUSIC RESTORATION SPECIAL EFFECTS SPECIALIST

SESSION MUSICIAN

MUSICAL THERAPIST

PRODUCER

HAIR & MAKE-UP DESIGNER

PROSTHETICS SPECIALIST

MAKE-UP ARTIST

DANCER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

ACTOR

BLOGGER BROADCASTER

WIG MAKER

MUSIC JOURNALIST

Call: 01234 291000

CAMERA OPERATOR

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Media Production Music Performing Arts: Performance or Production

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Media Production Music: Music Performance Music: Music Technology Performing Arts: Acting Performing Arts: Dance Performing Arts: Musical Theatre Production Arts: Technical Theatre & Stage Management Production Arts: Theatrical Make-up

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)* Music Performance HND Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)* Performing Arts (Performance) HNC/HND Performance Production (Specialist Media Make-Up) BTEC HNC/HND

*Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. KEY Based at Bedford College Based at Tresham College 136 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

85%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 85% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as The Brighton Institute of Modern Music, The University of the Arts London and The University of Manchester or moved straight into paid employment.


MEDIA PRODUCTION ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: L499 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L501 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will give you digital media production skills and media industry knowledge including planning, organising and producing various digital media products including short films, adverts and written articles. You will develop knowledge of the ownership and function of modern media and apply this knowledge in a vocational context to your project work.

This study programme will give you the chance to engage with both practical and theoretical aspects of media production. You will also gain useful filmmaking skills and develop your knowledge of the media industry. Key areas studied will include planning, organising, shooting and editing short films and music videos. You will also develop knowledge of the ownership and function of modern media, and apply this in a vocational context. The qualification is entirely assessment driven and does not have external exams.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs A-D or 9-3 including English and ideally maths OR • Relevant Level 1 Diploma with Level 1 Functional Skills AND • Produce a 250-300 word review of a film or TV show to be presented at interview WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • C  reative Media Production BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate AND • English and maths skills YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On successful completion of this study programme you can progress on to study our Media Production Level 3 (see next entry), or seek employment in the media industry.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and ideally maths OR • Creative Media Production BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate (merit level or above) with Functional Skills Level 2 AND • Produce a 250-300 word review of a film or TV show and a 250-300 word analysis of a recent news story to be presented at interview WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Media Production Foundation Degree (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), on to university or into employment. Call: 01234 291000

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MEDIA PRODUCTION INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)


MUSIC INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

MUSIC ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) MUSIC PERFORMANCE

CODE: L523 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L1381 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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.

This study programme will introduce you to key practical skills in music performance, rehearsal techniques and live sound, including composition and contemporary song-writing techniques. You will specialise in areas such as concert production and staging, operating live sound and events management. You will also learn the fundamentals of using computer software to produce and create music, using software such as Logic Studio, Ableton Live and Reason.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs A*-D or 9-3 including English and ideally maths OR • Music Technology Level 1 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills AND • Evidence of previous musical study or instrumental skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and ideally maths with a keen interest in music and evidence of previous musical study

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

• M  usic Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

• Music BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: On successful completion of this study programme you can progress on to study our Music Performance or our Music Technology Level 3 (see next entries). 138 | Full-time Study Programme Guide

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and ideally maths OR • Music BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills You will need to show evidence of previous musical study or instrumental skills. You will be asked to audition a short performance piece of your choice to demonstrate that you have the necessary instrumental or vocal ability to succeed. Some knowledge of music theory would also be advantageous.

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA) (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), or into employment.


PERFORMING ARTS INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) PERFORMANCE OR PRODUCTION

CODE: L518 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L1381 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will introduce you to practical skills in sound recording, composing and music technology, including the creation and production of music through the use of computer and sound recording systems. During the programme you will study a range of topics, including sequencing, the music business, sound recording, DJ skills and performance.

This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress to a higher level of study in the performing arts. The programme will provide you with an ideal introduction to a whole range of styles and disciplines, including acting, dance and musical theatre. There will be an emphasis on gaining practical performance experience, helping you to decide the routes you wish to take in the future.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 including English and ideally maths OR • Music Technology Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills/ GCSEs AND • Evidence of previous musical study or instrumental skills • A portfolio of music to be presented at interview Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and ideally maths with a keen interest in music and evidence of previous musical study

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

• Music BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

• Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

AND • English and maths qualifications if required

AND

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE:

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Music Production Foundation Degree (FdA), (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), or into employment.

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and ideally maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills AND • Previous experience within performing or production arts Entry will also be subject to passing an audition where you will be expected to perform a short piece within your chosen discipline (acting, dance or musical theatre).

• English and maths qualifications if required

You can progress to one of our Performing Arts Level 3 study programmes (see next entries), specialising in Acting, Dance, Production or Theatrical Make-Up.

Call: 01234 291000

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MUSIC ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) MUSIC TECHNOLOGY


PERFORMING ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) ACTING

PERFORMING ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) DANCE

CODE: L521 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L520 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme will help you to acquire general skills, knowledge and understanding of acting technique theatre and devising, classical and contemporary performance. You will focus on developing skills in characterisation, improving vocal and movement technique, be introduced to the work of key practitioners and have opportunities to take part in a range of performance pieces.

This study programme will equip you with dance skills across a broad range of disciplines, including ballet, contemporary and jazz. You will also develop choreographic skills, enabling you to create dance routines for yourself and others. During the programme you will study a number of academic units to develop your analytical skills, as well as your understanding of the performing arts industry and the role of dance within it.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 including English and ideally maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and ideally maths grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • Previous experience within performing or production arts Entry will also be subject to passing an acting audition where you will be required to perform one monologue lasting two minutes.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

• P  erforming Arts (Acting) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

• P  erforming Arts (Dance) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE:

YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

Up to 168

You can progress on to our Performing Arts (Performance) HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), or on to a specialist dance school in your chosen discipline to further develop your career prospects.

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Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and ideally maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and ideally maths grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • Entry will also be subject to participation in an audition where you will be required to perform a 2 minute dance routine in a style of your choice.


PRODUCTION ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) TECHNICAL THEATRE & STAGE MANAGEMENT

CODE: L1291 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L522 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

This study programme is the stepping stone you need to realise your dreams if you are dazzled by the bright lights of the West End, a drama queen, dancing diva or singing star. The programme will focus on increasing your dancing and acting techniques, develop your vocal and signing techniques, and will offer you the opportunity to perform musical theatre works to a live audience.

This study programme will give you an excellent opportunity to develop all-round skills in set design, production, theatre management and many other areas. You will take part in production tasks, working on both small and large projects such as musical theatre performances, plays, dance shows and live music events. You will study a range of topics, including lighting and sound, set design and stage management.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 including English and ideally maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and ideally maths grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • Entry will also be subject to participation in an audition where you will perform a monologue of your choice (2 minutes), a musical theatre song of your choice (2 minutes) and participate in a short dance workshop.

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and ideally maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and ideally maths grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • Some experience of theatre production and completion of a pre-interview creative task

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

AND • English and maths qualifications if required

• P  erforming Arts (Musical Theatre) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to a higher level qualification in a related subject, seek employment in the performing arts industry, or move on to a specialist musical theatre school.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Performing Arts (Performance) HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), or on to a specialist theatre school in your chosen discipline to further develop your career prospects.

Call: 01234 291000

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PERFORMING ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) MUSICAL THEATRE


PRODUCTION ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) THEATRICAL MAKE-UP CODE: L1531 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? This study programme will focus on developing skills in all areas of hair, make-up and special effects whilst developing an understanding of the various job roles within a production company. You will engage in production projects within our state of the art theatre where you will see your creative work come to life on performers within a range of different themed productions. You will work on both small and larger scale projects including special effects and prosthetics, a wide range of make-up and hair for performers, fantasy and a period with wig making. You will showcase your best work in the final End of Year Show. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 including English and ideally maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit level with Functional Skills/GCSE English and ideally maths grades A*-C or 9-4 You will be asked to show examples of previous work in the subject area. Entry will also be subject to producing a portfolio of make-up designs and examples of application, to be presented at interview. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Production Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Performing Arts (Production Pathway Specialist Make-Up HNC/HND) see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information) or go into employment. 142 | Full-time Study Programme Guide


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PLUMBING SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS You’ll learn the technical skills you need for this demanding trade at our dedicated Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre based in Kempston, with a range of specialist facilities that recreate the real working environments you’ll encounter when pursuing 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. We have a good relationship with Stuart Turner Pumps, Smith Brothers Stores Ltd, Danfoss, Speedfit and Salamander Pumps. These manufacturers and suppliers come into College to deliver presentations to students and demonstrations on products. You’ll also be encouraged to take your future career as far as you can.

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OIL INSTALLER

TECHNICAL SALESPERSON

RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLER GAS INSTALLER

INDUSTRIAL PLUMBER SERVICE TECHNICIAN

SUPERVISOR/ MAINTENANCE MANAGER DOMESTIC PLUMBER

PIPE WELDER

INDUSTRIAL PIPE FITTER

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Plumbing

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Plumbing.

Plumbing

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

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

83%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

In 2016 83% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities, moved straight into employment or started an apprenticeship programme.

Based at Bedford College

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PLUMBING

PLUMBING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

PLUMBING ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: C464 LOCATION: GAS & PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

CODE: C696 LOCATION: GAS & PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

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.

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.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs A-D or 9-3 including English and maths OR • Plumbing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths with a keen interest in plumbing WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Plumbing City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Diploma AND • GCSEs in English and maths if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to the Plumbing Advanced Level 3 study programme (see next entry) or move into employment, where you can combine your job with part-time study at the College to gain a Plumbing NVQ Level 2.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • Plumbing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Plumbing Studies City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma AND • GCSEs in English and maths if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress to employment in building, domestic, industry and commercial environments, where you could combine your job with part-time study at the College to gain an NVQ Level 2 and then NVQ Level 3 in order to become a qualified plumber. You could also progress on to our Building Services & Sustainibility Foundation Degree (FdSc) or our Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc) (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information).

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SPORT SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Sport students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities. Springs is our multi-million pound sports centre. It features a full sized sports hall, dance studio and fitness studio with cardiovascular equipment and weights. We also have access to fitness laboratories for sport science testing and to Kempston Football Club for outdoor sports. Our students take part in a range of sports including football, rugby, athletics & cross country, golf and badminton, leading to them competing in a range of district, county and national competitions.

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SKI INSTRUCTOR

SPORT

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES MANAGER

PE TEACHER

WATER SPORT INSTRUCTOR

PERFORMANCE ANALYST FITNESS COACH

STRENGTH CONDITIONING COACH EVENT MANAGER

SPORTS COACH

SPORT CENTRE MANAGER

SPORT THERAPIST

DANCE INSTRUCTOR

HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER SPORTS ASSOCIATION MANAGER

SPORTS ACTIVATOR

NUTRITIONIST

DIETICIAN PERSONAL TRAINER

EVENT CO-ORDINATOR

GYM INSTRUCTOR

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST

SPORTS STADIUM MANAGER

SPORTS CO-ORDINATOR

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Sport

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We also offer apprenticeships in Exercise & Fitness.

Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness

To find out more see page 24 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

HIGHER EDUCATION AT THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

*Validated by, and lead to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. KEY Based at Bedford College

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92%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 92% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as Birmingham City University, Middlesex University, Nottingham Trent University and Southampton Solent University, or moved straight into employment.


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For more details and to apply visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and search by the code.


SPORT INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

SPORT ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) DEVELOPMENT, COACHING & FITNESS

CODE: H647 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: H649 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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. The programme will focus on sport development and coaching, while also giving you the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.

This study programme is ideal if you want to build upon your knowledge to develop a career in the sports industry. You will study a wide range of subjects associated with sports, development, coaching and fitness, including the principles of anatomy and physiology, sport physiology, sports injuries and sports nutrition. This Extended Diploma aims to extend your knowledge providing more depth about the subject, and is worth the equivalent of three A-Levels.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths OR • Sport BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths with a keen interest in sport WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Sport Advanced Level 3 study programme (see next entry).

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • GCSEs in English and maths if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

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You can progress to higher education study, such as our Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc) or our Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc) (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information) or on to university. You will also be well-equipped to pursue career opportunities in the sports industry.


SPORT

RYAN’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: SPORT ADVANCED LEVEL 3 Ryan has been a keen footballer since he was 14 and knew he wanted to study sport after finishing school. Having explored options at his local sixth form, he enrolled on to the Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma at Bedford College. “The tutors really sold the study programme to me when I came to an open day,” says Ryan.

said to me, ‘If you love sport “it’sThey the best place to be’ – and they were right. ”

After finishing his Level 3, Ryan moved on to the Sport Science Foundation Degree at the College and then completed a third year at the University of Bedfordshire. Now a graduate, he is looking to study further for a Masters. “Bedford College has done wonders for me,” says Ryan. “Confidence is a big thing and since leaving Bedford College I feel 10 feet tall. The College is the reason I have got to where I am today”. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk | 153


TRAVEL & TOURISM SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Travel & Tourism department is pleased to announce that we are now part of Swissport Aviation’s Academy. Swissport is the world’s largest aviation services provider, and is offering a small number of colleges around the country the opportunity to become part of their academy. Being part the of the Swissport Academy will bring a number of benefits to our students including airport visits, guest speakers and a guaranteed interview with Swissport. Our students have a strong track record of finding fantastic employment after their course. Some have become cabin crew for Thomson, easyJet and Ryanair; holiday reps for Thomas Cook, Thomson and Kuoni; ground staff for Virgin Atlantic; check-in staff for Menzies Aviation; and customer service staff for Signature Aviation. Our trips have previously included Marbella and Gibraltar. Students visited the marina, took cable cars to the rock and got friendly with the monkeys before coming back down and going dolphin spotting on a dolphin safari! Other trips have included: two days in Amsterdam with an additional cheese and clog experience, sightseeing and canal cruise; two days in Dublin and Belfast visiting the Titanic Museum and the Guiness factory. Day trips have included Drayton, Thorpe Park, The London Eye, London Dungeons, World Travel Market, Emirates Skyline, various airports and many more! We have also visited British Airways for our Cabin Crew training days.

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CABIN CREW

HOTEL MANAGER

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE MANAGER TOURISM OFFICER

HOLIDAY REPRESENTATIVE

TRAVEL AGENCY MANAGER TOUR MANAGER

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TRAVEL AGENT

AIRPORT WORKER

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ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB


YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Travel & Tourism

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Intro Certificate to Travel & Tourism Travel & Tourism

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

COURSES AVAILABLE Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC/HND KEY Based at Bedford College

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76%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 76% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as De Montfort University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University and Southampton Solent University, or moved straight into employment at companies including Thomson, First Choice and Centre Parcs.


TRAVEL & TOURISM

TRAVEL & TOURISM INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

INTRO CERTIFICATE TO TRAVEL & TOURISM (LEVEL 3)

CODE: H652 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: H1642 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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. You will gain a good insight into the travel and tourism industry and have the opportunity to progress further, either within education or through industry employment.

• • • • •

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in travel and tourism. OR • Travel & Tourism Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Travel & Tourism City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • Resort Representatives NCFE Level 2 Award AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress on to our Travel & Tourism Level 3 study programme (see next entries). 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.

NCFE Certificate in Travel Services Hotel Reservation Check-In Aviation Operations on the Ground Problem Solving at Work Preparation for employment & work experience

AND • English and maths (GCSE or functional skills - if required) WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START? • 4  GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths. A genuine interest in working in the industry is desirable. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Travel Services • N  CFE Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground AND • Certificate in Problem Solving at Work YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: Employment in the Travel & Tourism industry (travel agent, hotel reception, airport check-in). You can also go on to study the Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism you are if under 19 on the start date of your course.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: H655 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? This study programme, designed by travel and tourism professionals, will provide you with 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 may cover the world of travel & tourism, global destinations, the airport experience, working overseas and managing the customer experience. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Travel & Tourism Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Travel & Tourism Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Additional qualifications may include NCFE resort reps, NCFE Aviation Ops and NCFC cabin crew but may be subject to change. UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress to our Travel & Tourism BTEC HNC/ HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information), or use the UCAS points obtained on this programme to gain entry to university. 158 | Full-time Study Programme Guide


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OLIVIA’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 2, LEVEL 3 AND HND I came to Bedford College in September 2012 and started on the Travel & Tourism Level 2 study programme. My journey continued as I progressed on the Level 3 course; I was gaining lots of knowledge of the industry and was even nominated as Class Representative, which involved attending meetings with the College’s executive team on behalf of our course. I was not aware of the option to study at degree-level at College, but with the help and guidance from the tutors I soon learnt about the HNC course.

This course offered such a great “variety of options that I decided to further my studies at Bedford College.

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UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS 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, paramedical services or the prison service and many more. All of our lecturers have worked 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. As well as this, you will be able to go on trips. Recent visits have included wild camping in Snowdonia National Park and work experience with the British Army, participating in fieldcraft and military exercises. You’ll also have access to a wide range of excellent facilities here on campus. Springs is our multi-million pound sports centre, home to our highly-esteemed Sport Academy. We are also situated next to the river and various parks, which means access to kayaking, orienteering, raft building and other activities.

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PARAMEDIC

FIRE INVESTIGATOR

MENTAL HEALTH ADVISER FAMILY LIAISON OFFICER

UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB FIRE FIGHTER

PROBATION OFFICER PRISON WARDEN

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST

DOG HANDLER

REHABILITATION OFFICER RIOT POLICE OFFICER

POLICE OFFICER

MILITARY POLICE OFFICER

BORDER FORCE OFFICER

MINE CLEARANCE DIVER

BODYGUARD

ROYAL MARINES COMMANDO AEROSPACE SYSTEM OFFICER

DETECTIVE

IMMIGRATION OFFICER

RAF MEDIC

INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM MEMBER

ARMY RESERVIST

DRUG SQUAD OFFICER PARACHUTE JUMP INSTRUCTOR ARTILLERY OFFICER

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Uniformed Public Services

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

STUDY PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE Uniformed Public Services

HIGHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY

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97%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS In 2016 97% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities, such as the University of Exeter, or moved straight into employment.


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HEATHER’S STORY STUDY PROGRAMME: UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES ADVANCED LEVEL 3 I started thinking about joining the armed forces or emergency services when I was still at school. Coming to College made the whole process real. We went on expeditions to the Peak District and to Wales, had guest speakers come in and trips to RAF bases. It was one trip in particular to RAF Brize Norton that convinced me that the RAF was the path for me. Without all these brilliant experiences I really don’t think I could have made my decision.

In the last year of the study “ programme, I successfully applied for a role as an RAF police officer. ”

My tutors offered advice through the whole application process, and knowing that each of them have served in the RAF, the Army or the Marines is invaluable. My confidence has grown so much over the two years here and I can’t wait for what the future holds. 164 | Full-time Study Programme Guide


UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES

UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: K645 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: K646 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

WHAT WILL YOU 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, paramedical 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.

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 teambuilding events.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Public Services BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Uniformed Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: 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 DO YOU NEED TO START?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Uniformed Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma at Merit level with Functional Skills WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN? • Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES: You can progress to a range of job roles within the public services or pursue further study at university. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk | 165


UNDERGRADUATE COURSES THAT WILL GET YOU ON YOUR WAY TO THE TOP If you’re thinking about taking a higher education qualification, university isn’t your only option. We offer a wide range of undergraduate courses at our Bedford College campus, Shuttleworth College campus and Tresham College campus with fantastic support and expert teaching. HONOURS TOP-UP

Our close partnerships with regional universities give you the option to top-up to a full honours degree.

STAY LOCAL

Save thousands of pounds by studying locally and living at home. According to the National Union of Students (NUS), student living costs, such as accommodation, now average £12,000 per year1.

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.

MORE SUPPORT

Smaller class sizes and more one-to-one support from tutors when compared to university2.

What’s on offer? • Degrees (BSc/BA) • Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc) • Higher National Certificates & Diplomas (HNC & HND) • Teaching Qualifications • Access to University Courses

Find out more at: www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate 1 NUS/Unipol

Accomodation Costs Survey 2012/13

2 Source:

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Research Paper Number 69: Understanding Higher Education in Further Education Colleges, June 2012.

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LOOKING FOR A-LEVELS? If you want to study A-Levels and have your sights firmly set 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. MORE CHOICE, MORE OPPORTUNITIES With the chance to study unique combinations of A-Levels in more than 35 subjects alongside a range of Level 3 Diplomas. EXCELLENT PASS RATES In 2017 our A-Level students achieved a 98% pass rate. FANTASTIC FACILITIES 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 – an extensive enrichment programme gives you the chance to get involved, challenge yourself and have fun. EXPERIENCED TEACHERS Our courses are taught by specialists in their subject area, including examiners with first-hand knowledge of how to achieve great results. A PLATFORM FOR SUCCESS We’re fully focused on helping you to achieve the academic success that secures your place at university – in 2016, 90% of our students progressed on to further study including university.

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STUDY PROGRAMME INDEX A

Page

G

Access to Higher Education

32-33

Graphic Design

Accountancy Acting

52

46

H Hair & Media Make-Up

107

Agriculture

119

Hairdressing

108

Animal Care

38

Health & Social Care

Animal Management

38

Horticulture

121

Animation, Illustration & Games Design

45

Hospitality & Catering

113

44

L

Applied Design (3D) Art & Design

139-140

Page

44-47

B Barbering Beauty Therapy

Land-Based Studies

59-60

119

M 106

86

Media Production

137

71

Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint

125

Brickwork

72

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

126

Business

53

Music

138

Bench Joinery

106-107

Mechanical Engineering

C

Music Performance

138

Catering

113

Music Technology

139

Childcare

58

Musical Theatre

141

Computing

66

N

Construction

75

Networking & System Support

Countryside

120

D Dance

O Outdoor Adventure

140

E

66 131-132

P Painting & Decorating

73

Educational Practice

59

Performing Arts

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

86

Photography

Electrical Installation

80

Plumbing

Engineering

86

Production Arts

English for Speakers of Other Languages

89

Professional Cookery

Equine Care

94

S

Equine Management

94

Site Carpentry

Event Management in Hospitality

113

Software Development

66

Sport

152 152

F Fashion & Textiles

45

Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness

Fine Art

46

T

Fisheries

120

Floristry

99

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100-101

Theatrical Make-Up Travel & Tourism

139-141 47 147 141-142 114 74

142 157-158

U Uniformed Public Services

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