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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018-19 MORE CHOICES, OPPORTUNITIES, EXPERIENCES


WELCOME

TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSES THAT WILL GET YOU ON YOUR WAY TO THE TOP We offer a wide range of undergraduate courses at our Bedford College Campus and Shuttleworth College Campus with fantastic support and expert teaching. Many of our courses offer you the opportunity to top-up to a full honours degree by studying for a final year at university. Our partnerships with two local universities offer a seamless transfer, or there is always the opportunity to move on to a different university with your newly acquired knowledge and skills. You can also study for a full honours degree here at Bedford College and Shuttleworth College, in partnership with The University of Northampton or University of Bedfordshire in Animal Science, Graphic Communication and Engineering. We offer taster sessions and our careers team can fully support you with your UCAS application. So whether you’re finishing sixth form, college or if you’re already working, our wide variety of flexible courses will help you move onwards and upwards.

OPEN DAYS

DISCOVER HIGHER EDUCATION FOR YOURSELF Bedford College

Including Cauldwell Street Campus and Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre. Wednesday 21 June 2017

Thursday 24 August 2017 Wednesday 1 November 2017 Tuesday 23 January 2018 Wednesday 18 April 2018

Shuttleworth College

Beat the queues

5.00pm – 8.00pm (Dedicated Undergraduate Open Day) 2.00pm – 7.00pm 5.00pm – 8.00pm 5.00pm – 8.00pm 5.00pm – 8.00pm 5.00pm – 8.00pm

2.00pm – 7.00pm 9.30am – 12.30pm 9.30am - 12.30pm 9.30am – 12.30pm 5.00pm – 8.00pm

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

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CONTENTS 2

Welcome

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Why choose us?

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University progression and the UCAS process

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Qualifications guide

Our courses 10

Access to Higher Education

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Agriculture

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Animal Sciences

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Art & Design

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Business

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Care & Childcare

36

Computing

38

Construction & Building Services

44

Engineering

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Performance, Music Technology and Media

54

Psychology & Crime

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Sport

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Teacher Education & Training

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Travel & Tourism

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Higher Apprenticeships

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Studying at Bedford College Campus

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Studying at Shuttleworth College Campus

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Student support

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Fees: How do I pay?

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Funding: What is available?

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How to apply

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A-Z course index

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How to find us

Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure the information within this prospectus is correct at the time of printing, some details may be subject to change. Bedford College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if student numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course, we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

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WHY CHOOSE US? HONOURS TOP-UP

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

STRONG LINKS WITH EMPLOYERS

We work with over 1,000 organisations across the region to ensure you are more employable.

CAREERS AND JOB SHOP

Providing you with professional careers advice and the latest job opportunities.

DEDICATED HIGHER EDUCATION SPACES

We offer dedicated higher education spaces for students at our Bedford and Shuttleworth campuses.

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.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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

STEPPING STONE

Access to Higher Education courses are a great stepping stone if you’ve had a break from education.

NUS/Unipol Accommodation Costs Survey 2012/13 Source: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Research Paper Number 69: Understanding Higher Education in Further Education Colleges, June 2012. 3 Source: Office for National Statistics Report: Graduates in the UK Labour Market 2013 1 2

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UNIVERSITY PROGRESSION AND THE UCAS PROCESS APPLYING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE Just like applying to university, entry requirements for courses here at Bedford College will include certain subjects and/or grades you need to have already gained, and some will also state a minimum ‘points total’ that is based on the UCAS tariff. The UCAS tariff converts different qualifications and grades into equivalent point values. For more information visit www.ucas.com/new-tariff

Don’t forget: LOANS TO COVER FEES

Low interest government loans can cover tuition fees – so it’s affordable for everyone. See page 82 for more details.

EARN 50% MORE

Graduates earn approximately 50% more over their working life than those leaving education after A-Levels.3

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UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS WE HAVE STRONG PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES:

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see we do things a bit differently… That’s because we believe change is the most powerful force for good in the world. Without it, we can’t move forward. Why do things the same as everyone else when a new and better way is just waiting to be found? We know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and always looking for ways to make a positive difference will change the future. To help people make the changes that will transform their lives is what motivates us – people like you. We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but already leading the way in doing good things that help society – which we call “social impact”. We have won awards for our work in this area, but what really matters to us is making sure our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark in the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a “Changemaker Campus”. We want to break the mould of what higher education can be, and that’s why we decided to build a whole new university from the ground up. Join us and you will be in an exclusive number as one of the first through the doors of the Waterside campus, which opens in 2018, a campus which you will quickly find has been built around the way you actually learn rather than the way you are expected to. Perhaps you want to study for a degree to kick-start your career - or take it to the next level? Maybe you’re passionate about a subject that has grabbed your interest and won’t let go, and want to learn every detail you can? Maybe you simply want to change the world? Whatever has led you to us, we’re glad you’re finding out more about the University of Northampton. 6

At the University of Bedfordshire we believe that your university experience is about far more than just your course, which is why we offer you more than a great degree. Our partnership with Bedford College allows you to gain support from both institutions and gives you a wealth of facilities to utilise during your studies, including our new sevenstorey library in Luton. With campuses in Bedford (situated within walking distance of the College), Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, we’re a modern, vibrant institution offering high quality, career-focused teaching, excellent student support and a great global student experience, all within state-of-theart facilities. We’ve also won awards, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2011 and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education in 2013, for our ground breaking research, making us a leading university for career prospects and career choices.

Our latest independent review reported that… “The close working relationship with the University of Bedfordshire makes an important contribution to assuring academic standards and enhances the quality of learning opportunities”

Source: Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education: Summative review Bedford College 2011.


GRADUATION Successfully completing your higher education course is a huge achievement, and each year at Bedford Corn Exchange we invite all our degreelevel students to our annual Graduation Ceremony.

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QUALIFICATIONS GUIDE Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma

BTEC Higher National Certificates/Diplomas

What is it? This course is designed to prepare students wishing to enter higher education within the field of art and design. It’s a widely recognised pathway that aims to give you further knowledge of a range of disciplines so that you can choose where to specialise. The course is often required by many colleges and universities for entry on to art and design-related higher education courses.

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

How long does it take? The Art & Design Foundation Diploma takes one year to complete. Find out more about this course on page 22.

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

(Pre-Degree)

Access to Higher Education courses What are they? These courses are designed to provide a route to higher education if you don’t have the right qualifications or experience to start a degree. Access courses aim to introduce you to a subject area, develop your study skills and build your confidence and ability with higher education study. Access courses are recognised by universities across the UK and allow entry on to higher education programmes at Bedford College and beyond. How long do they take? Our Access to Higher Education courses take one year to complete. Find out more on page 10.

(HNCs/HNDs)

Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc)

What are they? Foundation Degrees are higher education qualifications that have been developed with employers to advance your skills in a specific industry sector. They are assessed through project work, reports, exams, practical work and presentations. How long do they take? A Foundation Degree takes two to four years to complete depending on the study route you choose. It is equivalent to the first

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two years of a full honours degree and, just like HNDs, you will have the option to ‘topup’ your Foundation Degree and convert it into a full honours degree through an additional year of study at university.

BSc and BA ‘top-ups’ (Top-up from HND or Foundation Degree) What are they? Run in partnership with The University of Northampton or University of Bedfordshire, these courses enable those who have graduated with a HND or Foundation Degree in some subject areas to top-up and achieve a degree qualification without the need to take a full three or four year degree programme. These courses often involve study both at Bedford College and at a partner university. How long do they take? BSc and BA ‘top-ups’ take one or two years to complete.

Teaching qualifications What are they? We offer Certificate of Education (Cert Ed) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualifications that are designed to build your teaching skills if you’re looking to begin or develop your career within post-compulsory education. We also offer University Certificates in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) across a range of teaching skill areas which may be taken as building blocks towards a full Bachelor’s degree qualification. How long do they take? Our Cert Ed and PGCE courses take one to two years to complete depending on the study route you choose. Each of our CPD University Certificates is offered on a parttime basis via classroom learning, distance learning or through a combination of both, and take one year to complete. Find out more about our teaching courses from page 62.


OUR COURSES DISCOVER THE COURSE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU…

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Access to Higher Education

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Agriculture

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Animal Sciences

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Art & Design

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Business

33

Care & Childcare

36

Computing

38

Construction & Building Services

44

Engineering

48

Performance, Music Technology and Media

54

Psychology & Crime

57

Sport

62

Teacher Education & Training

68

Travel & Tourism

70

Higher Apprenticeships

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION Courses Access to Animal Management Access to Business Studies Access to Combined Science Access to Computing Access to Engineering Access to Nursing & Healthcare Professions (including Midwifery) Access to Psychology Access to Social Science Access to Teacher Education

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Access to Higher Education

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus or Shuttleworth College Campus

LEVEL 3

Course details FULL-TIME Course title

Access to Higher Education

Study route

Full-time

Course length

1 year

Study time

12-15 hours per week over three days (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Aged 19-23: £2,085 Aged 24 and over: • Access to Animal Management: £5,197 • Access to Business Studies: £3,022 • Access to Combined Science - £3,384 • Access to Computing: £3,928 • Access to Engineering: £3,928 • Access to Nursing & Healthcare • Professions (including Midwifery) - £3,384 • Access to Psychology: £3,022 • Access to Social Science: £3,022 • Access to Teacher Education - £3,384

Apply direct to Bedford College How to apply Turn to page 84 for Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/access more information on for more information on each course. how to apply. Course codes

Animal Management: B1336 Business Studies: E2283 Combined Science: E2290 Computing: E2280 Engineering: D1539 Nursing & Healthcare Professions (including Midwifery): E2289 Psychology: E2307 Social Science: E2288 Teacher Education: E2287

For more information about these courses, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

Loans to help pay for your Access course If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification, your course will be free for you to study. If you are aged 19-23 and already hold a Level 3 qualification, such as A-Levels or a BTEC Diploma, or if you are aged 24 or over, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees. If you then go on to complete a higher education qualification after your Access course, any remaining balance from your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off when you graduate. Check page 82 for more details or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/loans

Course overview These courses provide a recognised route into higher education if you don’t have the necessary qualifications or experience to start a course. Access courses aim to build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to progress on to higher education in the subject area you’re interested in. We offer Access courses in: animal management (Shuttleworth College Campus); business studies; combined science; computing; engineering; nursing and healthcare professions (including midwifery); psychology; social science; teacher education.

Areas of study Depending on your chosen specialist subject, you will study subject specific units plus the following core units: essay writing and communication skills; mathematics; research skills; study skills. You will also undertake an independent research project and tutorial. These units are the core subjects of study for all pathways. Specialist units for each pathway can be found at www.bedford.ac.uk/access.

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

Staff expertise Our experienced staff have been teaching Access and developing the programme over a number of years. We offer a strong pastoral support system to ensure that your return to education is made as smooth as possible through an allocated personal tutor. You will also be taught by subject specialist staff with industry experience.

University links We have close links with local universities including the University of Bedfordshire and we liaise with them directly about the entry criteria for applicants and the interview process. Each year, we organise a specific Access Open Day with the University of Bedfordshire so you have the chance to ask the lecturers questions and meet with Access students studying there.

Entry requirements Access courses are one year, intensive courses aimed at mature students (19+) who do not have the standard qualifications to enter higher education. GCSE English and maths are desirable; however, we may consider candidates without these qualifications, depending on an English and maths entry test, where you will need to demonstrate English and maths skills at Level 2, in addition to interviewing successfully. Most universities require GCSE English and maths you will need to research the entry criteria to your chosen universities. You may be able to study either GCSE English or maths as an extra qualification.

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RITA’S STORY ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION COMBINED SCIENCE I work part-time as an agency carer but I’ve always wanted to go to university to study pharmacy, which would enable me to give patients better treatment and make their lives more comfortable. I really enjoyed chemistry, mathematics and the science practical exercises, and conducting experiments was very interesting. For example in biology we checked the catalyst reaction on human tissue from the heart, lungs and kidneys and in chemistry we did experiments which assessed the synthesis of aspirin. I also think the research work we did is going to be invaluable when I get to university. Now I know how to research and reference correctly, which is very important at university and not something that is always taught at A-Level.

My tutors have been brilliant. When I decided to apply for a pharmacy course at university, I realised I needed to do chemistry and even though I was a little bit late, they helped me to catch up and complete the extra units that I needed. I’ve applied to do pharmacy at the University of Hertfordshire, so I hope I can impress them with everything that I’ve learned on this course!

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AGRICULTURE Courses Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) Agriculture BSc (Top-Up from FdSc)

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Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Shuttleworth College Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 4/5

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

FULL-TIME Course title

Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

3 days per week

Course fee: £6,000 Cost (per year) Based on our £90 for safety equipment 2017/18 prices. £450 for trips (optional) Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: D400 Course code: B1322

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

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

Staff experience Our staff have a wide range of qualifications and expertise gained in a variety of agriculture related settings and are therefore able to blend theoretical principles with their practical applications to embed your understanding of this subject.

Industry links

PART-TIME Course title

Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

4 years

Study time

6 hours per week

Course fee: £3,000 Cost (per year) Based on our £90 for safety equipment 2017/18 prices. £450 for trips (optional) Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course overview

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: B1323

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

Further study/career prospects Progression for successful learners will lead to study at the University of Bedfordshire for a final year to gain a Bachelor of Science Degree. The qualification will provide learners with access into employment in the industry or further progression to other Higher Education institutes.

Entry requirements • 32-48 UCAS points including a science OR • Agriculture Advanced (Level 3), Countryside Advanced (Level 3), Fish Management Advanced (Level 3), Horticulture Advanced (Level 3), Animal Management Advanced (Level 3), Modern Advanced Apprenticeship, Vocational A-Level or Access to HE qualification with good references OR • An equivalent Level 3 qualification • Applicants should hold a GCSE in English, maths & science at grade C/grade 4 or above We also welcome applications from mature students who will be invited in for an interview and considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Assessment methods You will be assessed through reports, course work, group work and presentations, as well as practical assessments and final exams set in the first and second year for four of the units. 14


Agriculture BSc (Top-Up from FdSc)

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Shuttleworth College Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 4/5

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

FULL-TIME Course title

Agriculture BSc (top-up from FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

1 year

Study time

3 days per week

Course fee: ÂŁ9,000 Cost (per year) Based on our ÂŁ450 for trips (optional) 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Applications should be made to the University of Bedfordshire (institution code B22) using course code B1351 (18) www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/ undergraduate/next-year/agriculture

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

Course overview This is a one year full-time route to an Agriculture Honours degree. It is aimed at those who already possess a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in Agriculture or a related area. This course is taught by the University of Bedfordshire, but some of your study will take place at Shuttleworth College. The course offers a scientific approach to the management of agricultural land and livestock with a strong focus on how we can help establish global food security. It fosters the use of scientific inquiry and research principles to solve problems faced in a vocational context. Practical use of farm and laboratory resources will be integral to the delivery of learning, with study trips to external agents providing enhanced learning opportunities.

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

Staff experience Our staff hold a wide range of qualifications including Post Graduate and Doctorate level expertise. Staff continually keep up to date and engaged in the Agriculture, Scientific and Business sectors to ensure that theoretical principles can be applied to their practical applications.

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

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

Entry requirements

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

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

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Course Title

Start date: September | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

ED’S STORY

Course details AGRICULTURE FULL-TIME

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) Higher National Higher National

Qualification

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as an agronomist in developing countries, helping them to boost the farmland they have.

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Course overview This creative qualification will enable you to explore the use of a variety of materials including silver, resin, acrylic, jesmonite, wood, ceramic and unconventional materials to develop your skills and knowledge for jewellery design, product design, furniture design, interior design and lighting design. You will build a creative portfolio that can be used for job interviews or further study.

Areas of study During this course you will study the following compulsory units: • Contextual and cultural referencing • Ideas generation and development • Professional practice • Visual communication In addition, you will also study a selection from a range of specialist units, including: • Lighting design • Digital image creation and development • Furniture design • Interior design • Jewellery, accessories and body adornment • Product design • Professional studies • Properties of 3D materials • Specialist 3D technology and processes Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/art

Entry requirements

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

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

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


ANIMAL SCIENCES Courses Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) Animal Science BSc (Top-up from FdSc)

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Start date: September 2018 | Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Based at: Shuttleworth College Campus

LEVEL 5

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

Course title

Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

3 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Course fee: £6,000 Cost (per year) Based on our £450 for trips (optional) 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: DN32 Course code: B868

PART-TIME Course title

Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

4 years

Study time

6 hours per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Course fee: £3,000 Cost (per year) Based on our £720 for trips (optional) 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

This course will provide you with high quality, broad-based training in animal related biological sciences. You’ll study a mixture of practical, scientific, technical and business principles to prepare you for a career in animal management and give you a thorough understanding of the field.

Areas of study

FULL-TIME

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course overview

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: B869

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

Staff expertise Our staff have a wide range of qualifications and expertise gained in a variety of animal related settings and are therefore able to blend theoretical principles with their practical applications to embed your understanding of this subject.

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

Future options On successful completion of this course you can progress on to our top-up course to achieve an Animal Science BSc (Hons) degree (see page 19). You could also progress to employment in a relevant field: recent graduates have obtained employment at zoos and animal parks, in animal and medical research, in administration and in the teaching of animal related subjects.

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

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

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Animal Science BSc (Top-up from FdSc)

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Shuttleworth College Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME Course title

Animal Science BSc (top-up from FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

1 year

Study time

2 and a half days per week

Course fee: £9,000 Cost (per year) Based on our £450 for trips (optional) 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Applications should be made to the University of Bedfordshire (institution code B22) using course code D301: www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/ courses/undergraduate/nextyear/animal-science

This is a one-year full-time route to an Animal Science Honours degree. It is aimed at those who already possess a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in Animal Management or a related area. This course is taught by the University of Bedfordshire, but some of your study will take place at Shuttleworth College. The course offers a scientific approach to the management of animals. It fosters the use of scientific inquiry and business principles to solve problems faced in a vocational context. Practical use of animal and laboratory resources will be integral to the delivery of learning, with study trips to external agents providing enhanced learning opportunities.

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

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

Future options

PART-TIME Course title

Animal Science BSc (top-up from FdSc)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

1 and a half days per week

Course fee: £4,625 Cost (per year) Based on our £450 for trips (optional) 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course overview

Applications should be made to the University of Bedfordshire (institution code B22) using course code B1287: www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/ courses/undergraduate/nextyear/animal-science

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

Entry requirements You must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification in Animal Science.

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

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HOLLY’S STORY ANIMAL MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) I progressed directly from the Level 3 programme at Shuttleworth College to the Animal Management Foundation Degree. Originally I hadn’t intended to go on to higher education, but I enjoyed the Level 3 programme so much and in particular loved working with the animals in the College’s Animal Unit, which is such a unique facility. I really bonded with the animals, so it made it very difficult to leave! As I expected, the higher education course was quite intense but I was also given some fantastic opportunities.

As part of the ecology unit in my first year, I had the chance to go to Hungary for 10 days to meet with fish farm experts and representatives from across the EU. Also, as part of the degree, I spent some time volunteering at Wrigglies Exotic Pets in Biggleswade which led to me being offered a part-time job as an Exotic Livestock Technician. So now I get paid to work with cobras, rattlesnakes and large alligators! My plan is to top-up my degree by completing a BSc Animal Behaviour & Welfare course and then I may even go on to do a Masters. I see my future in the animal management industry and that’s partly because of the great experience I’ve had at Shuttleworth College.

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ART & DESIGN Courses Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) 3D Design BTEC HNC/HND Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC/HND Fine Art BTEC HNC/HND Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND Interactive Media – Games Art & Animation BTEC HNC/HND Photography BTEC HNC/HND Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Top-Up

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Start date: September 2018 Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree)

| Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 3

Course details

Course overview

Course title

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Pre-Degree)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

1 year

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

Study time

3-4 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Areas of study

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Aged 19-23 course fee: £2,145 £150 for studio resources Aged 24 and over course fee: £4,290 £150 for studio resources

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L500

FULL-TIME

Help with the cost of your course… If you’re aged 19 or over an Advanced Learner Loan is available to pay for your Art & Design Foundation Diploma tuition fee. You will have any outstanding debt written off if you go on to complete a higher education qualification. You may also be eligible for a bursary that could provide even more financial support to help make your course affordable. Check page 82 for details or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/loans For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

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

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

Future options On successful completion you could progress on to one of our higher education courses in a range of art and design disciplines or go on to an art and design related degree at university.

Entry requirements • 5 GCSEs A*- C/9-4 including GCSE maths and English at grade C/grade 4 or above; and • A-Level in Art & Design Entry is also subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to display a portfolio of your existing work. This course is highly recommended if you have completed A-Levels (or a Level 3 equivalent qualification) and want to progress on to a higher education course in an art and design subject at university or college. We welcome applications from mature students, who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

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

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3D Design BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Course fee: £5,040 Cost (per year) Based on our £150 for studio 2017/18 prices. resources per year Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040 £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 192W Course code: L502

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 092W Course code: L510

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1 year (top-up from HNC)

Study time

6 hours per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1320

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1323

PART-TIME

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

This creative qualification will enable you to explore the use of a variety of materials including silver, resin, acrylic, jesmonite, wood, ceramic and unconventional materials to develop your skills and knowledge for jewellery design, product design, furniture design, interior design and lighting design. You will build a creative portfolio that can be used for job interviews or further study.

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

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

Industry links We have strong links with industry and regularly invite in guest lecturers such as Ed Burnett, a specialist in wood working. Students have also had the chance to meet the designer Max McMurdo, have a personal tour of his studio and benefit from his insight into the creative industry. You will also have opportunities to be involved in live industry projects. Past students have completed internships with Arabel Lebrusan, an international jewellery company.

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

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

Assessment methods As part of this course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course. Find out more: www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate 23


Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Course fee: £5,040 Cost (per year) Based on our £150 for studio 2017/18 prices. resources per year Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040 £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 232W Course code: L505

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 132W Course code: L512

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1 year

Study time

6 hours per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1319

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1324

PART-TIME

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

This creative qualification will equip you with everything you need for a successful career within the exciting fashion and textile industry. You will develop practical technical skills such as pattern cutting and production as well as skills in fashion design, illustration, fashion retail and surface pattern for textiles. You will build a creative portfolio that can be used for job interviews or further study.

Areas of study During this course you will study the following compulsory units: contextual and cultural referencing; digital image creation and development; ideas generation; professional practice; project design and implementation; visual communication alongside a range of specialist unitsincluding: design application in fashion or textiles; design research intextiles and fashion; experimental embroidered/ printed textiles; fashion collection realisation or textile collection realisation; fashion promotion and marketing; pattern construction in fashion; textile manufacture production operations.

Staff expertise Our dedicated and experienced staff are practising designers and makers with a variety of fashion and textiles industry experience. Our staff have worked closely with fashion houses such as Christian Lacroix, Jasper Conran, Nina Ricci, Ungaro and produced collections for celebrities such as Alexandra Burke.

Industry links You will have lots of opportunities to develop your own industry network through internships and national competitions. Each year, students have the opportunity to enter national competitions and this year three of our students have reached the finals of the Professional Clothing Awards competition, selected from hundreds of entries from top Fashion and Textiles universities across the country. Winners will be offers prestigious placements with industry specialists.

Future options On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to our HND oremployment. If you successfully complete the HND you will have the option to top-up to a full Bachelor’s degree at university.

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

Assessment methods

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Fine Art BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Course fee: £5,040 Cost (per year) Based on our £150 for studio 2017/18 prices. resources per year Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040 £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 001W Course code: L513

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 101W Course code: L504

PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1 year

Study time

6 hours per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1321

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1322

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

This course is designed to develop your practical studio experience and identity through a range of ideas, techniques, languages and media within fine art; focusing on building both specialist and multi-disciplinary skills. As well as introducing you to a range of contemporary art, artists and theory, you will build a creative portfolio that can be used to develop exhibition opportunities, help you to gain work or move on to further study.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME

A highly creative, ideas based course tailored to meet the specific needs of this exciting and evolving industry. Mentored by experienced, practicing tutors you will develop a portfolio covering traditional print, digital, advertising, branding, corporate identity, illustration and typography. The course has an impressive network of professional contacts, and an excellent record for working on live briefs, winning awards, and placing students into employment. Past students have won D&AD and YCN awards for seven consecutive years. Students present their work to industry through both local exhibitions, and within a major London venue as part of D&AD’s New Blood Festival.

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040 £150 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year

Course £5,040 £150 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 112W Course code: L503

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 012W Course code: L511

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1-2 years (depending on prior learning)

Study time

6 hours per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you can move directly into employment within the advertising and design industry, or alternatively top-up the qualification to our Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Top-up (see page 30).

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1318

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1325

Entry requirements

PART-TIME

Areas of study You will study the following compulsory units: contextual and cultural referencing; ideas generation; professional practice; project design and implementation; visual communication. You will also select from a range of specialist units, including: advertising campaigns; branding; copywriting; corporate identity; design methods; digital design; editorial design; illustration; managing the design and production process.

Staff expertise You will benefit from highly-experienced, enthusiastic tutors who have worked with Tesco, M&S, The Royal Opera House; Ministry of Sound; Coca-Cola; MTV; Ben & Jerry’s; Bosch; Sony PlayStation; The Beano; Centre Parcs and The Daily Telegraph.

Industry links We offer opportunities to undertake paid work experience, with recent placements at: Jam (London), Ted Baker, Bonfire Design, World of Initials. In the second year, you will gain first-hand work experience trading under our in-course design company ‘Bridge’, tackling live, external fee-paying projects.

Future options

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

Assessment methods As part of this course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising designers and consultants) in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course. 26


KIRSTY’S STORY GRAPHIC DESIGNER I don’t think I would be where I am now if I hadn’t done the Graphic Design course at Bedford College. I feel that I had a better experience than some of my friends who went to university because of the one-to-one support I received at the College and the opportunities I had to show people in the industry my work, such as exhibiting at D&AD’s New Blood exhibition in London.

I did work experience with Ted Baker in the first year I was at College and then kept in touch with them throughout my course. Once I graduated they gave me a six month internship which led to a job at the end of it. After 18 months at Ted Baker I moved on to work at Crew Clothing Company’s head office, as a graphic designer. Whilst I was at Bedford College, I enjoyed developing my design skills and becoming an expert in using programmes such as the Adobe creative suite.  I also worked on live briefs for local companies which enabled me to pay for my exhibition space at D&AD New Blood. I feel that the Graphic Design course at Bedford College prepared me very well for working in the industry and made the transition from College to full-time work very smooth.

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Start date: September 2018 Interactive Media – Games Art & Animation BTEC HNC/HND

| Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Course fee: £5,040 Cost (per year) Based on our £150 for studio 2017/18 prices. resources per year Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040 £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: F4B3 Course code: L1582

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: PAS3 Course code: L1581

This course will enable you to develop the skills to become a first class games designer or animator. You will work with industry standard software for computer animation, modelling and games art design, underpinned by drawing, visual language and contextual studies.

Areas of study You will study animation principles, develop, rig and animate character, investigate environmental designs, undertake basic programming and edit video. By the end of the course you will be experienced in specialist software such as: After Effects; Autodesk Maya; Matchmover; Maxon Cinema 4D; Mudbox; Premier; Unity and Unreal. You will also be able to select from a range of specialist units, including: 2D, 3D, time-based digital applications; 3D computer modelling and animation; animation techniques; digital image creation; project design, implementation and evaluation.

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

Industry links

PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1-2 years (depending on prior learning)

Study time

6 hours per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1580

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1579

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

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

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

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

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Photography BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Course fee: £5,040 Cost (per year) Based on our £150 for studio 2017/18 prices. resources per year Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040 £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 04PW Course code: L1410

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 046W Course code: L1412

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1-2 years (depending on prior learning)

Study time

6 hours per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £75 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1496

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1497

PART-TIME Qualification

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

You will explore a wide range of photography techniques and styles to build a substantial portfolio of work that can be used for job interviews or further study.

Areas of study During this course you will study the following compulsory units: contextual and cultural referencing; ideas generation; professional practice; project design and implementation; visual communication. You will also be able to select from a range of specialist units, including: advertising photography; darkroom practice in photography; fashion photography; lens-based photography techniques; location photography; studio practice in photography.

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

Industry links You will have the opportunity to undertake freelance photography work, enter competitions, and visit contextual exhibitions. This year, our students exhibited their work at photographic gallery Rock City Art in Bedford.

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

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

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

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Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Degree Top-Up

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 6

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

FULL-TIME Qualification

Graphic Communication - BA (Hons) Degree Top-Up

Study route

Full-time

Course length

1 year

Study time

Two days a week (Tutor contact time)

Course fee: £7,500 Cost (per year) Other course costs: Based on our • Basic art & design equipment such as 2017/18 prices. layout pads, pens, scalpel, ruler, and Check online for the external hard drive as per materials list. latest costs • Resource fee of £150 to cover materials, exhibitions and competitions • Developing a personal portfolio (completing students) and selfpromotional items approx. £100, and occasional visits by train to London. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply

Apply through The University of Northampton www.northampton.ac.uk/applyonline University course code: CBAAGRCOM - 3FTBF UCAS code: W12A Course code: L1618 Attend interview at Bedford College, present a satisfactory dissertation proposal and provide a good digital portfolio.

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

Areas of study In this final year you will develop stronger ownership of your work as you define your portfolio and career direction for either employment or postgraduate progression. You will develop: a substantive creative portfolio of professional design work with an accompanying exhibition; an understanding of design as communicated through wider socio-cultural and ethical issues, themes, debates and practices; the ability to study independently, exercise initiative, take personal responsibility, manage a varied workload and make decisions in complex and unpredictable contexts You will study the following units: Graphic communication (Final Major Study) (80 Credits). Consisting of a major self-determined assignment, running alongside a range of staff-set, industry and competition briefs; Graphic communication (Dissertation) (40 Credits). Written research dissertation with 20% of the overall grade assessed on the design and layout of the final submission.

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

Entry requirements • Higher National Diploma (HND) • Foundation Degree (FdA), or • Completion of years 1 & 2 of a degree course in Graphic Design or an equivalent subject. Entry is subject to a successful interview and portfolio presentation at Bedford College to where your application must be directed. International students may submit their portfolio electronically.

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BUSINESS Courses Business BTEC HNC/HND

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Business BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course details

Course overview

FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

7

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study which includes research and reading outside of your taught hours)

Course fee: £5,040 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 001N Course code: E1241

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: N200 Course code: E2318

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

7

Course length

2 years

1 year

Study time

6 hours per week (You will also need to undertake independent study which includes research and reading outside of your taught hours)

Course fee: £630 Cost (per year) per 15 credit unit Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E2317

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

Higher Apprenticeships in Business & Professional Administration or Accounting See page 70 for more information.

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

Staff expertise

PART-TIME

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E2316

You will develop the business skills, knowledge and understanding that is required by today’s managers in the global business environment. You will have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical environment through our links with local businesses.

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

Industry links Our links with industry provide you with opportunities to work on projects for a range of businesses. This year alone our students have worked with local businesses. They have also visited the Magistrate Courts in Milton Keynes and had guest lectures.

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

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

Assessment methods Each unit will be assessed using a variety of methods, including written reports, work-based projects, presentations, reflective journals and creation of planning or financial documents. The assessments will develop your work-related skills, such as analysis, problem solving, decision making, communication and presentation skills.


CARE & CHILDCARE Courses Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

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Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME Course title

Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

1 day per week

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000 This course includes a compulsory three day, two night residential as part of the Managing People unit at an additional cost of £100-£150. You can also study Paediatric First Aid as part of this course for an additional cost.

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: L990 Course code: K1246

PART-TIME Course title

Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

3 years

Study time

1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £4,500 This course includes a compulsory three day, two night residential as part of the Managing People unit at an additional cost of £100-£150. You can also study Paediatric First Aid as part of this course for an additional cost.

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: K1247

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

Course overview This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of child and family issues, drawing on knowledge and theory from the fields of psychology, childhood development, working with families and professional skills and practice. If you are already working in a childcare setting, you can continue your job whilst studying this course and apply what you learn to your everyday work.

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

Staff expertise

Our teaching team includes a range of professionals with industry experience in the fields of childcare, youth work, education, health and psychology. They keep up to date through Continued Professional Development activities including membership of the Institute for Learning. All staff have good Honours degrees, with most having achieved postgraduate qualifications.

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

Future options On successful completion of this course you can progress on to the third year of an Honours degree course at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA (Hons) Child & Adolescent Studies, BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies.

Entry requirements • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 32-48 UCAS points from Early Years BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Childcare CACHE Level 3 Diploma OR • Early Years Care & Education NVQ Level 3 OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Relevant work experience with young people under 18 years old, or families, children and babies You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a setting working with children and/or families (minimum 2 days/14 hours per week) for the duration of the course. Applicants should arrange their own placement. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

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Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2018 | Cauldwell Street Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

PART-TIME Course title

Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

2 years and 2 terms

Study time

3½ hours per week plus ½ hour tutorial time (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Course fee: £4,500 Cost (per year) Based on our You can also study Paediatric First Aid as 2017/18 prices. part of this course for an additional cost. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: K1533

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

Course overview This course will provide you with the skills and ability to demonstrate professional competence and leadership within the Early Years sector. The course allows you to remain in your childcare employment while you continue to study, enabling you to relate theory to practice and reflect on your learning throughout the course.

Areas of study During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: introduction to higher education study; the developing child; the importance of play (work-based learning); policy and practice in the early years; developing professional practice (work-based learning); inclusive practice for all young children; supporting early literacy and numeracy development; reflections on practice.

Staff expertise

Our staff are highly qualified, experienced tutors with Early Years professional status who have a wide experience of working in the early years sector and other related fields such as childcare, youth work, education, health, disability and psychology. They keep up to date through Continued Professional Development activities including membership of the Institute for Learning. All staff have good Honours degrees, with most having achieved postgraduate qualifications.

Future options On successful completion of this course you can progress on to a third year top-up course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA (Hons) Applied Early Years Studies degree.

Entry requirements • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 32-48 UCAS points from Early Years BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Childcare CACHE Level 3 Diploma OR • Early Years Care & Education NVQ Level 3 OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Relevant work experience with young people under 18 years old, or families, children and babies You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a an early years setting (minimum one day per week) for the duration of the course. Applicants should arrange their own placement; this is an essential part of any offer made. The ability to write academically at Level 3 or above is also compulsory and you will be required to undergo Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

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

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COMPUTING Courses Computing HNC/HND

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Computing HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 5

Course details

Course overview

FULL-TIME Qualification

Computing HNC

Study route

Full-time

Course length

1 year

Study time

2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Computing HND 2 year

Course fee: £5,040 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution: BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 0321 Course code: F2227

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution: BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 0231 Course code: F2226

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

This course will allow you to develop a range of specialist technical skills, enabling you to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. The programme will cover a broad range of computing topics that may be encountered in modern business. You will benefit from our excellent cutting-edge computing facilities, small student groups and extremely supportive, industry-experienced teaching staff.

Areas of study During this course you will have the option to study a range of options. For HNC: programming; networking; professional practice; database design & development; security; managing a successful computing project; systems development life cycle; web development. For HND: you will choose a specialist pathway to follow; networking engineering; applications development; security; computing (general).

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

Industry links Our close links with the computing sector mean that you will benefit from the knowledge and insight of industry experts and guest lecturers. We also regularly work with organisations such as CISCO, and COMPTIA, as well as local employers.

Future options On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On completion of the HND you can top up your qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. The course opens up excellent career opportunities in IT, where you could gain employment in roles including computer programmer, IT specialist, IT support, database designer and more.

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

Assessment methods

Assessment is made through a variety of coursework assignments including case studies providing solutions to realistic computing problems, practical assessments and computer-based tests. There are no formal examinations associated with this course. Teaching methods include lectures, practical sessions, group work, tutorials and workshops. In addition, substantial learning resources and support material are available online for home study. Find out more: www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate 37


CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING SERVICES Courses Construction BTEC HNC/HND Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC HNC/HND Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

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Start date: September 2018 Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC HNC/HND

| Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4 / 5

Course overview

Course details PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Study route

Part-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

1 day per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Up to 1 year (depending on prior learning)

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

Areas of study During this course you will study the following units: design principles; science and materials; applied mathematics; project in the construction industry; site surveying; engineering geology and soil mechanics; civil engineering technology; structural analysis and design. You can also study the Health & Safety CSCS Certificate as part of this course.

Staff expertise

How to apply Apply direct to Bedford College Turn to page 84 for Course code: C1844 more information on how to apply.

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

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

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

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

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

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Construction BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Study route

Part-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

Up to 1 year (depending on prior learning)

Study time

1 day per week

1 day per week

You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Course fee: £630 Cost (per year) per 15 credit unit Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Apply direct to Apply direct to Bedford College Bedford College Course code: C1809 Course code: C1832

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

Areas of study During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: design principals and application; health, safety and welfare project management; science and materials. You will also undertake a number of specialist units and a group project and you can study Health & Safety CSCS Certificate as part of this course.

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

Industry links You will have the opportunity to work on realistic projects and in the past our students have been involved in design work on live projects with local clients. We have guest lecturers from industry and as part of the course you will visit industry exhibitions such as Ecobuild.

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

Entry requirements • 32-48 UCAS points from relevant Level 3 qualifications OR • Construction, Civil Engineering or Building Services BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

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

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EMMA’S STORY Construction HNC/HND When I was growing up, my dad did a lot of renovation and extension work on the houses we lived in and, more recently, my older sister started working in a maintenance/surveying role, so I’ve never been too far removed from the world of construction. After school I actually studied hairdressing. Although I enjoyed it, I knew it wasn’t the right career path for me. I moved on to the full-time Level 3 Construction course here at Bedford College, which was very practical.

I wanted to study at degree level without having to go to university, so the HND suits me perfectly. The flexibility of the course enables me to work part-time as a trainee quantity surveyor for a company that builds private and social housing. My role largely involves sending out tenders and reviewing quotes. Being in this environment on an almost daily basis complements my College course, because I learn better when I can see something happening in practice. I can also apply the theory I learn in lessons at work. The course curriculum is very broad and covers everything from science and materials, to measuring. Assessment is through coursework, presentations and group work rather than exams, and there is plenty of interesting discussions during lessons. I’d recommend the course to other students looking to get ahead in the construction industry.

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Start date: September 2018 | Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Based at: Kempston Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 4/5

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

FULL-TIME Course title

Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

2 days per week

Course fee: £6,000 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: KD24 Course code: C1059

PART-TIME Course title

Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

3 years

Study time

1 day per week

Course fee: £4,000 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: C1039

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Kempston Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 4/5

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

FULL-TIME Course title

Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

2 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours

Course fee: £6,000 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: KD2K Course code: C1060

PART-TIME Course title

Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

3 years

Study time

1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours

Course fee: £4,000 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: C1040

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ENGINEERING Courses Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND Engineering BSc (Hons)

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Start date: September 2018 Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

| Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

16

Course length

2 years

Study time

Up to 3 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Course fee: £5,040 Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 006H Course code: D489

PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1 year

Study time

1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours

Cost (per year) Course fee: £630 Based on our per 15 credit unit 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D344

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D365

You will also have the option to study 10 units at HNC and 6 units at HND. For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

This course is ideal if you are looking to progress your career in electrical and electronic engineering. Through this qualification you will gain a nationally recognised standard in engineering and benefit from demand in the sector both in the UK and overseas.

Areas of study You can study this course with either an electronics bias or with an electrical power bias. The choice you make will determine the units that you will study, which may include: analytical methods; computer programming techniques; electrical and electronic principles; electrical power; electrical, electronic and digital principles; electronic product manufacture; engineering science; microcontrollers; operational amplifiers; programmable logic controllers; utilisation of electrical energy.

Staff expertise Our highly qualified tutors have many years’ experience working in a wide range of engineering roles in sectors including electrical, electronics, automotive or aeronautical. Our staff are members of professional organisations such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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

Entry requirements • 2 A-Levels at grade A*-C (including maths and physics or electronics) OR • BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Merit level or above and including further maths OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification in a related subject We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Assessment methods You will be assessed by a programme of continuous assessment through individual assignments, group assignments, practical work, project work and some formal tests.

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Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details Qualification

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

16

Course length

2 years

This course provides you with an excellent understanding of mechanical engineering. You will benefit from our dedicated engineering workshops and laboratories featuring industry standard materials testing equipment, 3D rapid prototype printer, pneumatic and hydraulic rigs, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), pick and place robot, heat treatment furnace and standard machine shop plant.

Study time

Up to 3 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Areas of study

FULL-TIME

Cost Course fee: £5,040 Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: analytical methods; business management techniques; engineering science; heat and combustion; materials engineering; mechanical principles; pneumatics and hydraulics; quality assurance; strength of materials.

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Staff expertise

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 003I Course code: D1448

PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1 year (top-up from HNC)

Study time

1 day per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Course fee: £630 Cost per 15 credit unit Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D347

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D342

You also have the option to study 10 units at HNC and 6 units at HND. For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

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

Entry requirements • 2 A-Levels at grade A*-C in maths and physics OR • Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Merit level or above and including further maths OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification in a related subject We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Assessment methods You will be assessed by a programme of continuous assessment through individual assignments, group assignments, project work and some formal tests.


Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-up

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus and The University of Northamptonshire

LEVEL 6

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

FULL-TIME Course title

Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-up

Study route

Full-time

Course length

1 year

Study time

1 day

Course fee: £9,000 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through The University of Northampton www.northampton.ac.uk/applyonline University course code: CBSCENGINTU UCAS code: H10A Course code: D1637

If you have graduated with an HND in Engineering, then this course will allow you to top-up to achieve an honours degree qualification in Engineering in one year (two years for part-time). You will build on your existing knowledge gained at HND level, without the need to take a full three or four year degree programme, studying the first term at Bedford College and the second term at The University of Northampton.

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

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

Future options

PART-TIME Course title

Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-up

Study route

Part-time

Course length

2 year

Study time

1 day

Course fee: £7,470 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course overview

Apply through The University of Northampton, visit: www.northampton.ac.uk/applyonline University course code: CBSCENGINTU UCAS code: H10A Course code: D1646

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

Entry requirements You must have a HND in either Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering.

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

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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PERFORMANCE, MUSIC TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA Courses Performing Arts (Performance) HNC/HND Performing Arts (Production Pathway Specialist / Make-up) HNC/HND Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA) Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

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Performing Arts (Performance) HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus and Stella Mann College

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Course title

Performing Arts (Performance) (HNC)

Performing Arts (Performance) (HND)

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

5 days per week

5 days per week

You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours. Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course fee: £6,000 per year

Course fee: £6,000 per year

You will also need to pay: - £4,275 to undertake the Stella Mann Diploma - £165.30 BTEC registration fee (HNC) or £199.40 BTEC registration fee (HND) - £50 locker deposit (returned at the end of course) - Uniform and performance costume costs Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 2D11 Course code: L1608

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: W470 Course code: L1609

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

Areas of study As these qualifications will be taught within the full-time Stella Mann College Performer’s Diploma all students will receive training in the following disciplines: jazz; commercial dance; classical ballet; contemporary; tap; musical theatre; singing; acting; contact or partner work; body conditioning for female students; weight training for male students. All students will receive classes in Contextual Studies, Health and Safety (including Diet, Exercise and Injury Prevention and Management), and Professional Preparation in subjects such as Agents, Tax and Audition Technique.

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

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

Future options IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STELLA MANN COLLEGE, BEDFORD

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

Entry requirements The main entry qualification is a successful audition and interview at Stella Mann College, where you must pass a ballet class, jazz class and present a singing and/or dance solo. See the Stella Mann College website for more details: www.stellamanncollege.co.uk/our-auditions. Ideally you should also have: • 32-48 UCAS points OR • BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification but this is not mandatory. We welcome applications from mature students via a successful audition and interview, and a demonstration of vocational experience if they do not meet the criteria stated.

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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Performing Arts (Production Pathway Specialist / Make-up) HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certifi- Higher National cate (HNC) Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

16

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours - approximately 10 hours per week.

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040 £700-£1000 approx. over the duration of the course to cover make-up and hair kit, portfolio and excursions. £50 per year studio resources.

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: B335 Course code: L1606

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: B353 Course code: L1601

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

Up to 2 years (depending on experience)

Study time

1-2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours - approximately 10 hours per week)

PART-TIME

Course fee: £630 Cost (per year) per 15 credit unit Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1603

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1605

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

This course offers you the opportunity to reinforce existing make-up, hair and styling techniques and applications while enhancing your skill-set to an advanced level. You will develop the skills to prepare you for a career as a practitioner in this specialist area. There is a practical emphasis on your coursework which, in conjunction with theoretical work and research, strengthens your abilities within this specialist field.

Areas of study The course has been designed to enable to develop the skill-set to work as a freelance make-up artist. Your study will be divided into four key areas: Business skills, industry experience, practical application and academic study skills. You will be actively encouraged to begin working as a freelance make-up artist at the end of the first year. The assignments are designed to develop an idea from initial concept through final realisation to photographic sessions and editing techniques before evaluating the final result. The cultural and historical context of a topic is explored, to enhance the design and realisation of the practical work.

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

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

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

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

Assessment methods Your work will be assessed continually via a range of methods during the course which include practical assignments.

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Start date: September 2018 Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)

| Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME Course title

Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

3 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000 Optional cost for hard drive to store work approximately £40 plus travel costs for client projects

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: P310 Course code: L515

PART-TIME Course title

Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

3-4 years

Study time

1-2 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £4,500 Optional cost for hard drive to store work approximately £40 plus travel costs for client projects

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1545

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

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

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

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

Future options You can progress on to a third year course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA (Hons) Media Production degree. We can also help you apply via UCAS to top-up your degree at another university. This course will also give you the skills you need to start a career in short film, documentary or television production.

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

Assessment methods Your work will be assessed via a range of methods during the course including project work, assignments, presentations, simulation and case studies.

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Start date: September 2018 Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

| Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 5

Course details Validated by, and leads to an award of, The University of Bedfordshire

FULL-TIME Course title

Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

3 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Course fee: £6,000 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: W370 Course code: L516

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

Areas of study During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: 21st century production techniques; music and media; context and listening; production styles; recording and mixing; the business of music production; the business of music technology.

Staff expertise All our tutors are very active as practitioners, producing and releasing music on a regular basis. They have experience in the commercial music industries and are up-to-date with current techniques and the latest business practices. Our staff are also trained in the use of industry standard software such as Logic Pro X and Avid Pro Tools. Staff will teach you to produce and record different musical styles and genres.

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

PART-TIME Course title

Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

3 years

Study time

2 days per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Course fee: £4,500 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course overview

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1546

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

Future options You can progress straight on to the third year of a course delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA Music Technology degree. This course will also give you the skills you need to start a career in the music industry; for example in creative music production, recording, entertainment and new media.

Entry requirements • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 32-48 UCAS points from Music Technology BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. 90 Credit Diploma, A-Level We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview and a demonstration of vocational experience if they do not meet the criteria stated. Practical examples will need to be sent before the interview and this should be arranged with the interviewer. You will be required to produce a portfolio of work showing a broad range of experience in music technology (recording, sequencing, performing).

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

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MEHOOL’S STORY MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) Coming from a musical background and with a passion for playing Indian percussion instruments, studying music was an obvious choice for Mehool. He studied Level 2 and Level 3 Music Technology at Bedford College after leaving school and then moved on to the Foundation Degree. “I looked at going to sixth form after my GCSEs, but the facilities at Bedford College were so much better than anywhere else locally. The tutors were very helpful and pushed you to do your best, even though I had to adjust from using Windows to Apple with the College’s industry standard equipment”. Mehool not only learnt all the theory and practical skills during his time at College, he also discovered his ‘signature’ sound while working on his major project.

We had to produce our own album from scratch, which allowed us to be very creative. Mine was called ‘East Meets West’ and is a blend of Indian heritage and Hip Hop, Dance and House styles. I also really enjoyed the music and media unit, which is all about composing music for commercial purposes such as TV adverts”. Mehool is already working with some artists under a small record label and his next steps are to top-up his qualification to a full degree at the University of West London and eventually become a record producer.

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PSYCHOLOGY & CRIME Courses Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)

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Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2018 | Cauldwell Street Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

This course covers the study of psychology, criminology and law, with a specific focus on aspects of psychology relevant to understanding people’s behaviour in groups, and the development of an individual through childhood, adolescence and maturity.

Areas of study

FULL-TIME Course title

Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

1 full day per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Course fee: £6,000 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course overview

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: C990 Course code: E2038

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

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

Industry links You will have the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ through work related activity in a wide range of industry settings including the police, probation services, youth offenders teams, social work, youth work, family support, therapeutic support, education, behaviour management and charitable organisations. One of the units you will study is a compulsory work placement unit for which you will have a visit by your lecturer/assessor in your place of work.

Future options Following successful completion of your Foundation Degree, you are able to progress onto a third year top up course. This is delivered at the University of Bedfordshire. The options for your third year top up year, resulting in a full BA (Hons) degree include Psychology & Criminal Behaviour BA (Hons), Psychological Studies BA (Hons) or Criminology BA (Hons).

Entry requirements • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 32-48 UCAS points from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting related to psychology and crime (minimum one day per week) for the duration of the course. You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course. You should arrange your own placement; this is an essential part of any offer made. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

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

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LEANNE’S STORY PSYCHOLOGY & CRIME FOUNDATION DEGREE I studied the part-time Level 3 certificate in Counselling here at the College before moving on to higher education. I chose this Foundation Degree because the flexibility of the course fitted with my family commitments, with one full day of study in College per week. I really enjoy the course. Our tutors are very approachable and make the lessons fun. The tutor that teaches the crime part of the course is an ex policeman, so we benefit from his experience. I’ve completed some work experience as part of the course with victims of crime at Victim Support in Bedford and was recently nominated by them for a University of Bedfordshire Student Appreciation Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community. I’m also a student rep for the course, which involves relaying feedback from the class to the College at regular meetings. I’m considering teaching as a future career. This would involve topping up my Foundation Degree to a full degree with a third year of study, and then a one year PGCE.

I’d recommend the course to other mature students coming back into education; there are not many other places that offer the subject locally and the fees are cheaper than university. You also get to learn alongside people from all different backgrounds, which enable you to gain others’ perspective on things.

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SPORT Courses Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

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Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Shuttleworth College Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC

Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HND

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

3 days

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040 Other course costs: Optional Instructor/Coaching Courses: £100+ Trips / Residential: £300 Optional trips to include: yachting in the Mediterranean, Expeditions in the UK or abroad, Skiing and Snowboarding, and rock climbing in Spain Trips: Varies depending on trip Uniform: £55 Kit: wetsuit (5mm) £100, wetsuit boots £30, walking boots £100, waterproof trousers £50, waterproof jacket £75, fleeces, gloves, hats, sports/gym kit. (If already owned no need to purchase). Travel costs associated with transport to work placement

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution: BEDF B23 UCAS course code: N800 HNC course code: H1636 HND course code: H1638

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Start date: September 2018 Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

| Cauldwell Street Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

Course title

Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

3 days per week (With opportunity for additional vocational study)

Course fee: £6,000 Cost (per year) Based on our £30 for clothing 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: C613 Course code: H1626

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

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

Industry links

PART-TIME Course title

Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

4 years

Study time

6 hours per week (With opportunity for additional vocational study)

Course fee: £3,000 Cost (per year) Based on our £30 for clothing 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

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

Areas of study

FULL-TIME

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course overview

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: H1627

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

You will benefit from our established links with Sport Bedford and Bedford Borough leisure centres (Fusion). We also have a strong partnership with the Sports Development Unit within the Bedford Borough Council, which will allow you to gain access to local community events, courses, employers and voluntary work that will strengthen your vocational experiences.

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

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

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

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Start date: September 2018 Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

| Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

Course title

Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

3 days per week (With opportunity for additional vocational study)

Course fee: Cost (per year) Based on our £6,000 2017/18 prices. £30 for clothing Check online for the latest costs. Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: C612 Course code: H1628

PART-TIME Course title

Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

4 years

Study time

6 hours per week (With opportunity for additional vocational study)

Course fee: Cost (per year) Based on our £3,000 2017/18 prices. £30 for clothing Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

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

Areas of study

FULL-TIME

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course overview

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: H1629

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

Units you can study on the course will include: employment in the sports industry; management and supervision in the sports industry; fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology; psychology of sport, exercise and health; functional anatomy and physiology; exercise physiology; coaching for participation; sports coaching and performance development. You will complete work experience and project related units which require the completion of a minimum of 80 hours work experience per year. There is also the opportunity to gain commercially-recognised qualifications such as a range of Level 1 Coaching qualifications, as well as a Level 2 award in Coaching Studies.

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

Industry links You will benefit from our established links with Sport Bedford, Bedford Borough leisure centres, Kempston Rovers Football Club, Bedford Blues Rugby Club, Bedford Bulls Basketball and Bedfordshire Cricket. You will also gain access to local community events, courses, employers and voluntary work through our relationship with the Sports Development Unit within the Bedford Borough Council.

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

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

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

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RYAN’S STORY SPORT SCIENCE FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) 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 course to me when I came to an Open Day,” says Ryan. “They said to me, ‘If you love sport it’s the best place to be’ – and they were right.”

I was quite shy when I started at College I always had the desire to do well but lacked the confidence. College really helped me to progress. 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. Ryan completed various work placements coaching in local schools during his time at College. “I’d watched people coaching others and realised that I too wanted to give something back. Some of my tutors were coaches outside of College, so they helped me to develop my technique.” Ryan is currently studying for his football coaching qualifications and working part-time for Luton Town Football Club as a coach and talent scout. “Confidence is a big thing and since leaving Bedford College I feel 10 feet tall. The College is in no doubt the reason I have got to where I am today”.

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TEACHER EDUCATION Courses Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA) Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (Cert Ed/PGCE) Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education University Certificates in Continuing Professional Development

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Start date: September 2018 Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA)

| Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 5

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

PART-TIME Course title

Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

2 years and 2 terms

Study time

3.5 hours per week plus tutorials (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Course fee: £4,500 Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: K1516

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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

Areas of study During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: introduction to HE studies; behaviour management and inclusion; supporting literacy and mathematical development; disability and special needs in practice; English: theory and practice; reflecting on practice; supporting discovery learning; supporting personal, social and emotional development.

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

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

Entry requirements • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 32-48 UCAS points from Early Years BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Access to Higher Education Certificate OR • Childcare CACHE Level 3 Diploma OR • Early Years Care & Education NVQ Level 3 OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Relevant work experience with young people under 18 years old, or families, children and babies You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a school environment (minimum one day per week) for the duration of the course. Applicants should arrange their own placement; this is an essential part of any offer made. We welcome applications from mature students who will be invited in for an interview and considered individually on experience rather than qualifications. Entry to this course will be based on your classroom experience and your commitment to teaching and learning.

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ELLIOTT’S STORY EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) Seeing children progress is something I find really rewarding. My mum is a childminder so when I was younger we often had children around and I began to think that teaching could be the right career for me. I started volunteering in a school after finishing my GCSEs and enrolled on to the Teaching Assistant apprenticeship programme with Bedford College. On completion of my apprenticeship, the head teacher at the school offered me a full-time teaching assistant role and I now work across different age groups, from Reception to Year 4. In my spare time I play rugby for Kempston Town and help coach the under 18s team. The flexibility of the Foundation Degree fits well into my work commitments and it is the next step on my way to becoming a qualified teacher. On completion, I aim to top-up my qualification to a full degree at the University of Bedfordshire and then do a PGCE.

The course has been a real eye opener; it makes you look at things in different ways and I wouldn’t be as comfortable doing my job without knowing some of the theory that we have learnt in lessons. I really like that we can discuss things as a whole group. The other students in my class are of different ages and work in a variety of roles, so we all bring our own experiences into class and apply different ideas to help us improve practice. Eventually I would like to specialise in special educational needs and behaviour.

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Start date: September 2018 | Teaching in PostCompulsory Education (Cert Ed/PGCE)

Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus and University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 4/5/6

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

FULL-TIME Course title

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (Cert Ed/PGCE)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

1 year

Study time

2 days per week – 1 day in class plus at least 1 full day per week in a work placement. You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Course fee: £6,000 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E2213 - General PGCE E2214 - Specialist Route (Maths, English or SEND teachers)

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

Areas of study During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: assessment and evaluation; curriculum design and innovation; planning and preparing for teaching and learning; professional practice and skills; researching practice, curriculum design and development; teaching and learning process; theories and principles of inclusive learning and teaching.

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

Entry requirements

PART-TIME Course title

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (Cert Ed/PGCE)

Study route

Part-time

Course length

2 years

Study time

3 hours per week You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Course fee: £2,600 Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs. How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Course overview

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E1341 (evening) OR E926 (day)

This course is suitable for those with a degree qualification, or those with a Level 3 qualification within a specific subject. If you do not have at least Level 2 English and maths (GCSEs grades A*-C) qualifications you will be required to achieve these within the year. You must be willing to undergo Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. Some appropriate teaching-related experience and a successful interview will also be required. This course runs as both a full-time pre-service one year course, or a two year part-time, in-service course. For the full-time route placements will be arranged at Bedford College. To start the part-time, in-service course you must be teaching in post-compulsory education (further, higher or adult) for at least 50 hours per academic year.

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

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education University Certificates in Continuing Professional Development LEVEL 5

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

Course details Course title

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education – University Certificates in Continuing Professional Development Continuing Professional Development in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs

Mentoring in Education in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Teaching English (Literacy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Tutoring, Guidance & Support in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Course length

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Study time You will also need to undertake independant study outside of your taught hours.

1½ hours per week at College

Several workshops at College plus distance learning

1½ hours per week at College

1½ hours per week at College

Several workshops at College plus distance learning

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,125

Course fee: £750

Course fee: £1,125

Course fee: £1,125

Course fee: £750

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E1027

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A633

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A613

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A611

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A634

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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Teaching Maths (Numeracy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector


Continued LEVEL 5

Start date: September 2018 | Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

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

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

Areas of study University Certificate – Continuing Professional Development in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (SEND) 45 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE. You will consider how to plan and deliver inclusive learning and teaching, how to work with others to promote the inclusion of disabled learners, and learners with a Specific Educational Need or Disability (SEND) (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome). You will also investigate an area of disability and apply this learning to your own practice. University Certificate – Mentoring in Education in the Lifelong Learning Sector 30 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE. You will cover theory and practice of mentoring, examination of good practice, professional values and practice necessary for effective mentoring, the mentoring relationship, ethical dimensions of the mentoring role, mentoring styles and approaches, and reflection of personal skills. University Certificate – Teaching English (Literacy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector 45 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE. You will cover developing personal language use to a high level, understanding the nature and interdependency of the four language skills and how they apply to teaching, investigating issues which influence language learning, studying the theory behind lexis, grammar and phonetics, exploring how the main theories relate to literacy teaching, plus using the core curriculum to create literacy teaching programmes.

University Certificate – Tutoring, Guidance & Support in the Lifelong Learning Sector 30 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE. You will cover theory and practice of the guidance and tutoring role, individual learner plans, action planning and target setting, best practice principles for developing an effective tutorial course, evaluation and development of own practice, professional values and practice necessary for effective guidance, and ethical and legal dimensions of the tutor role, reflection on personal skills in tutoring and ways of continuing your professional development, plus understanding the boundaries of the guidance and tutoring role and the importance of effective referral processes.

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

Entry requirements You must be engaged in teaching in post-compulsory (further, adult or workplace) education for at least 30 hours per year. To start a certificate you must also have completed a Cert Ed/PGCE (see page 69), but you may be admitted to the course without this qualification if you can demonstrate the ability to work at Level 5. A successful interview will also be required.

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

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

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TRAVEL & TOURISM Courses Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC/HND

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Start date: September 2018 Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC/HND

| Based at: Cauldwell Street Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,040 Other course costs: Trips: £100, to be paid at enrolment

Course fee: £5,040 Other course costs: Trips: £100, to be paid at enrolment

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: N810 Course code: H1488

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: N81A Course code: H1489

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

Up to 3 years

Study time

1 day per week

1½ days per week

PART-TIME

This course explores the dynamic and exciting travel and tourism industry. Using a combination of practical and academic approaches, you will learn about operational practice as well as the strategic development of UK and international travel and tourism. Whether you are new to the industry or have experience of working in a related organisation, this qualification will enhance your career prospects. You will have the option to complete a variety of trips and visits to enhance your studies. Trip fee is payable on enrolment.

Areas of study During this course you will be able to study a range of units such as: incoming and domestic tourism; legislation and ethics; resort management; special interest tourism; sustainable tourism; the developing manager; tour operations. You will also undertake a research project as part of your course.

Staff expertise Our staff have spent many years in the travel and tourism industry in a range of roles including tour operations, resort operations, travel agency, airline, airport operations, event management and visitor attractions operations.

Industry links You will benefit from our established links with top organisations in the travel and tourism industry. These include: Thomas Cook, Menzies Aviation, Thomson/TUI, Monarch Airlines, Woburn Safari Park and Abbey, English Heritage and many more. You will also have the opportunity to visit UK destinations and attractions and hear guest lectures from industry professionals giving you a detailed insight into the current industry.

You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours

Future options

Cost (per year) Based on our 2017/18 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Other course costs: Trips: £100, to be paid at enrolment

Other course costs: Trips: £100, to be paid at enrolment

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND, you will have the option to topup the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment, including roles within airlines, travel agents, tour operators and other travel and tourism organisations at a higher level.

How to apply Turn to page 84 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: H614

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: H1400

Entry requirements

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

• 32 UCAS points from A-Levels OR • BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Assessment methods A variety of assessment methods are used including written assignments, seminars and presentations.

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Higher apprenticeships

• We are the largest provider of apprenticeships in Bedfordshire

Over 10,000 learners have already started a Higher apprenticeship in England, and Bedford College is offering them in the following areas: • Accounting • Business & Professional Administration • Care Leadership & Management • Construction Management • Human Resources • IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals • Management

• We trained 1,592 apprentices last year • We work with over 1,000 employers

give you the opportunity to study towards a high level qualification, the equivalent of a Foundation Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree, whilst working.

To start a Higher apprenticeship, you will need to have Level 3 qualifications such as A-Levels, an Advanced Level Diploma, NVQ Level 3 or an Advanced apprenticeship.

To find out more, visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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STUDYING AT BEDFORD COLLEGE CAMPUS Right in the heart of Bedford Bedford has some amazing spaces and places – from the bustling sights and sounds of daily food markets in St Paul’s Square and nightly entertainment at the Corn Exchange, to the peaceful tranquillity of the River Great Ouse and the galleries and museums of the historic Castle Quarter. Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/town for more details.

Dedicated higher education spaces Accessible exclusively for our higher education students, these spaces on campus enable you to study and relax with minimal distraction. Our higher education student space has tea and coffee making facilities, comfortable chairs and a separate meeting room.

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

Industry-class workshops Choosing one of our engineering or construction courses means you’ll get the chance to hone technical skills in real-life working environments, getting your hands on modern engineering machinery and some of the most advanced renewable technologies equipment in the UK.

Car parking Car parking at Bedford College is currently charged at £1 per day during term time with a permit available from the College (permit only needed for daytime parking). Please note that parking is limited and not guaranteed.

Kempston Campus Our training centre in Kempston houses various equipment to help students on some of our construction courses including solar panels, photovoltaic (PV) panels, rain water harvesting, Dimplex ground source, heat and air pumps and unvented hot water storage. There is free on road parking nearby and a student common room.

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COLLEGE LIFE 25 Restaurant If you are a Hospitality student, you will get the chance to develop your practical skills in our real-life, working kitchen and restaurant, which is open to everyone at the College and beyond for when you fancy something a little different to delight the taste buds. Discover more online and see what’s on the menu at www.25restaurant.co.uk

Munch & Mocha Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to meet friends and grab a drink or something to eat between classes. It also offers plenty of take-away options if you need a snack on the go.

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

SPRINGS Sports Centre Hit the gym at our fully equipped fitness studio, work up a sweat in a dance fitness class, or play some team sports in our full-sized sports hall. Our modern £2.5 million sports centre gives Sport students the chance to make the most of their studies, and all other students the chance to get active and have fun. Plus, as a Bedford College student, you will also be able to apply for a discount card at our Trinity Arts & Leisure Sports Centre entitling you to 20% off – to find out more visit www.trinityleisure.co.uk

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STUDYING AT SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS Set in over 500 acres of beautiful parkland Shuttleworth College (part of Bedford College) provides the environment you need to succeed on our Animal Science and Agriculture courses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Munch & Mocha

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

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

Accommodation

If travelling to Shuttleworth College is difficult for you, we may be able to offer you a place in our halls of residence based on site. You’ll get your own single study bedroom plus a modern common room complete with kitchen. In 2016/17 our accommodation cost was £3,960 per year including full board during the week (subject to change, check online for the latest information). If you intend to study full-time, you can apply for a loan to help cover living costs including accommodation – see pages 82 & 83 to find out more.

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WHETHER YOU’RE RETURNING TO EDUCATION... ... after a break, or coming to us straight from school or college, benefit from award-winning advice and support on an individual level.

Award-winning support Financial guidance At Bedford College, we want you to make the most of your journey with us – which is why we’re dedicated to providing you with the best advice and information. Our Student Services team is proud to hold the Matrix quality standard, awarded in recognition of the professionalism and quality of our support and guidance.

Personal tutor As a higher education student at our College you’ll have a personal tutor to provide expert guidance with your learning – offering a level of support that’s hard to find at university. Available to talk in person or via email and Moodle (our online student portal), your personal tutor is there to help you perform at your very best.

Learning Resources Centre The Learning Resources Centres are the main study centres for students, with books, journals and DVDs as well as a wide variety of e-books and e-resources. Qualified and experienced learning resources staff are available to give help and advice on finding all the resources you need, and there is also a range of helpful information on Moodle’s learning resources page.

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

With a constantly changing world of fees and funding rules for higher education, we know it can be difficult to understand exactly what financial support is available to you and how to access it. Thankfully, our student finance team are on hand to provide help and advice. For more detailed information on higher education funding turn to page 86.

Job Shop The Job Shop at Bedford College is exclusive to our students and works closely with local employers to provide you with the best employment opportunities. We can also equip you with the tools you need for your job search and to succeed in today’s competitive job market.

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

is confirmed we will work with you to arrange the support you need. No matter what your individual learning needs may be, we aim to ensure that the Bedford College higher education experience is accessible to you.

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

Students’ Union If you’re enrolled on a course that’s accredited by the University of Bedfordshire you’ll also have access to the Beds Students’ Union (Beds SU) visit www.bedssu.co.uk to find out about all the benefits available to you. If your course is accredited by The University of Northampton you will automatically be part of their Students’ Union. To find out more visit: www.northamptonunion.com

Small class sizes Thanks to small class sizes of around just 15 students per class you will benefit from more one to one-to-one support.

Additional support Additional support is available to students who receive the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). Our dedicated team can provide support and guidance when applying for DSA and once funding

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FEES: HOW DO I PAY?

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FIND OUT WHAT IT COSTS TO STUDY AND HOW TO PAY Course fees The price you will pay for each year of your chosen course is shown in the course listing (from page 13). Please note: the fees included in this prospectus are based on the academic year 2017/18 and are subject to change – please check your course online or contact us for the latest information.

Additional costs

Depending on the course you’re interested in, there may be additional costs you will have to pay on top of your tuition fee. These costs are generally for support materials such as important textbooks, course trips, equipment or specialist clothing. For more information contact our Enquiries & Guidance team on 01234 291000 or email highereducation@bedford.ac.uk

Overseas students

We do not accept any applications for students living outside the European Union.

WAYS TO PAY FOR YOUR COURSE 1.

Take out a loan. You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, see the next page for information.

2.

Pay by instalments. If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees. Terms apply, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/finance to find out more.

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FUNDING: WHAT IS AVAILABLE?

CONCESSIONS FOR ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND ART & DESIGN FOUNDATION DIPLOMA COURSES If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification, your course will be free for you to study. If you are aged 19-23 and already hold a Level 3 qualification such as A-Levels or a BTEC Diploma, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees (see details below). If you are receiving a loan for an Access course and go on to complete a higher education qualification, any remaining balance from your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off when you graduate.

Loans and financial support for Access to Higher Education and Art & Design Foundation BTEC Diploma (Pre-Degree) courses

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Loans/Grant

Applicable courses

Available to full-time students

Available to part-time Further details students

Advanced Learner Loan

Access, Art & Design Yes Foundation Diploma • From £300 up to the if aged 19 or over cost of tuition

Yes • From £300 up to the cost of tuition

A low-interest, repayable loan to pay for tuition fees. The amount is paid directly to Bedford College on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan from April 2019, after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £21,000 per year. If you go on to complete a higher education qualification after your Access course, any outstanding loan amount will be written off. If you don’t complete your course you will be required to repay the loan amount relative to your attendance. When you stop attending, payments will stop and you’ll only be liable to repay the amount (including any interest accrued on that amount) that’s already been paid to the College. Visit www.gov.uk for more information.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

Access, Art & Design Yes Foundation Diploma if you have taken out the Advanced Learner Loan

Yes

A non-repayable bursary which may be available if your household income is £30,000 or less and you have taken out an Advanced Learner Loan (see above). This bursary is designed to provide financial support towards costs such as childcare or travel associated with your Art & Design Foundation Diploma or your Access course. If you are eligible for the loan, you must have taken out the loan in order to qualify for the bursary.

Adult Support Fund

Yes Art & Design Foundation Diploma, Access if aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification

Yes

A non-repayable bursary which may be available if your household income is £26,000 or less and you are aged 19-23 and on your first full Level 3 qualification. This bursary is designed to help with course-related costs associated with your Art & Design Foundation Diploma or your Access course, such as travel, fees or equipment.


Want to know more about loans and grants?

www.gov.uk/ student-finance for further information and to apply

Please note, you will generally only get student finance for your first higher education qualification. For further information on any of the options listed just visit www.bedford.ac.uk/finance, contact us on 01234 291934 or email studentservices@bedford.ac.uk to find out more.

Loans and financial support for higher education courses Loans/Grant

Applicable courses

Available to full-time students (studying a first degree)?

Available to part-time students (studying a first degree)?

Further details

Tuition Fee Loan

BA/BSc (Hons) Topup (apply through The University of Northampton or University of Bedfordshire), HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE

Yes • Up to £9,000 per year

Yes • Up to £6,750 per year • Part-time students must complete a minimum of 25 per cent of the full-time course content each year.

A low-interest, repayable government loan from Student Finance England to pay for the tuition fees of your higher education course – the amount is paid directly to Bedford College on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £21,000 per year. Visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for more details.

Maintenance Loan

Full-time HNC, HND, Yes Foundation Degree, • Living at home PGCE, BA/BSc, (up to £6,904) Top-Ups • Living away from home (up to £8,200 per year)

No

A low-interest, repayable loan to pay towards your living costs such as rent – the amount is paid to your personal bank account through instalments across the duration of your course. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £21,000 per year.

Childcare Grant

Full-time HNC, HND, Yes Foundation Degree, • Up to £155.24 a week PGCE, BA/BSc, for one child Top-Ups • Up to £266.15 a week for two or more children

No

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

Adult Dependent Grant

Full-time HNC, HND, Yes Foundation Degree, • Up to £2,757 per year PGCE, BA/BSc, Top-Ups

No

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

Professional & HNC, HND, Career Development Foundation Degree, Loan Art & Design pre-degree

Yes • Between £300 and £10,000 in total

Yes • Between £300 and £10,000 in total

A loan from a participating high street bank to pay for the cost of your course. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays the interest while you study. Visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans for more information. Does not apply to first full-time degrees.

Teaching Bursary & Scholarship

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education

Yes

Yes

In 2016/17 there were government training bursaries and scholarships available for some subjects. Please visit www.bedford.ac.uk/teaching or https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk for the latest information.

Parents’ Learning Allowance

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

No

Help with course-related costs if you have children who depend on you. You can apply for Parents’ Learning Allowance even if you choose not to apply for Childcare Grant. You can get up to £1,573 a year dependant on other income sources. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps

Disabled Students’ Allowance

HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE, BA/BSc top-ups

Yes

Yes

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

Please note: the information on fees and loans was correct at the time of printing (May 2017), is subject to change and applies only to students from England. If you are from Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland or anywhere else in the EU, please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for further details. Find out more: www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate 83


HOW TO APPLY

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

01234 291000

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FOUND YOUR PERFECT COURSE? JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS TO APPLY... 1. Research your course

Read all about your course in this prospectus or online and find the one that’s right for you www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

2. Attend an Open Day

Experience more and discover Bedford College at our Open Days. You’ll be able to chat to students, meet course tutors and check out our facilities. Full details can be found online www.bedford.ac.uk/opendays

3. Check your application route

In the listing for your course you’ll see different ways to apply depending on the study route you choose. Here’s an explanation of the application methods. UCAS applications You’ll need to apply through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) online application process at www.ucas.com. UCAS applications require you to provide a unique code to identify which course you are applying for and which education institution it’s being offered at – don’t worry; the codes you need to use in your application are shown in the individual course entries under ‘how to apply’. When applying for a course you must meet the entry requirements – these may include certain subjects and/or grades you need to have already gained, as well as a minimum ‘points total’ that is based on the UCAS tariff. The UCAS tariff converts different qualifications and grades into equivalent point values (e.g. a Distinction grade for a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is worth 48 points and a Merit grade is worth 32 points, or an A grade for an A-Level is worth 48 points and a C grade is worth 32 points and so on) – to find out what your existing qualifications are worth, just use the tariff table online at www.ucas.com Deadlines You should aim to submit your application to UCAS by 15 January 2018. We can take applications received through the UCAS main scheme up to 30 June 2018 if there are still vacancies on your course – but we advise you to apply earlier. Direct applications If your course says ‘Apply direct to Bedford College’, just find your course via www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and click ‘Apply’. You can apply for a course at any time online. The BA and BSc (Hons) degree top-up courses require you to apply directly to either The University of Northampton or University of Bedfordshire. Please go to the relevant ‘top-up’ course webpage at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and see ‘How to apply’ section for more information.

4. Attend an interview

For some of our courses, after you apply you’ll need to attend an interview with one of our tutors who’ll be able to ensure that the course you’ve chosen is right for you, as well as answer any questions you may have.

5. Confirmation

You’ll then be notified of the outcome of your application either by the College (for direct applications) or through UCAS (for UCAS applications). The notification will explain to you what you need to do next if you have been offered a place on your course.

6. Come to our HE Welcome Day – September 2018

Our HE Welcome Day gives you the chance to meet your tutors, make friends with students who’ve also applied for your course and find out a lot more about what you’ll be studying in the coming year so, by the time your course begins, you’ll know exactly what to expect.

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A-Z COURSE INDEX

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3D Design BTEC HNC/HND

23

Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND

26

Access to Higher Education

11

28

Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)

14

Interactive Media – Games Art & Animation BTEC HNC/HND

Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

18

Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

46

Animal Science BSc (Hons) Top-Up

19

Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)

51

Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree)

22

Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

52

Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

42

Performing Arts (Performance) (HNC/HND)

49 50

Business BTEC HNC/HND

32

Performing Arts (Production Pathway Specialist) HNC/HND

Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

34

Photography BTEC HNC/HND

29

Computing (HNC/HND)

37

Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdSc)

55

Construction BTEC HNC/HND

40

Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND

58

Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC HNC/ HND

39

Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

60

35

Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

59

Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA)

63

43

Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

45

Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

65

Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-Up

47

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (CertEd/PGCE)

Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC/HND

24

66-67

Fine Art BTEC HNC/HND

25

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

Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Top-Up

30

Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC/HND

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High Street

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Cardington Road

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London Road

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LONDON

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Bedford Road A6

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