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WELCOME

TO DEGREE-LEVEL COURSES

that will get you on your way to the top We offer a wide range of higher education 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. As of this year, we can now offer a full BA (Hons) degree in Engineering here at the College, with more subjects to follow soon. 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.

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OPEN DAYS WANT TO FIND OUT MORE? DISCOVER HIGHER EDUCATION FOR YOURSELF Chat to course tutors, meet existing students and get all the answers to your questions. Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/opendays for the latest dates and to pre-register.

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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Welcome Why choose us? University progression and the UCAS process Qualifications guide

Our courses 10 Access to Higher Education 12 Agriculture 14 Animal Sciences 16 Art & Design 24 Business 25 Care & Childcare 29 Computing & IT 31 Construction & Building Services 35 Engineering 38 Hospitality 40 Performance, Music Technology and Media 46 Psychology & Crime 47 Sport 49 Teacher Education & Training 54 Travel & Tourism 56 Higher Apprenticeships 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 71

Studying at Bedford College Campus Studying at Shuttleworth College Campus Student support Fees: How do I pay? Funding: What is available? How to apply A-Z course index How to find us

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WHY CHOOSE US?

HONOURS TOP-UP LEVEL 4/5 partnerships with regional universities give Our close you the option to top-up to a full honours degree. STRONG LINKS WITH EMPLOYERS The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) commended 1 our strong LEVEL 4/5 links with employers . We work with 1,000 organisations across the region to ensure you are more employable. CAREERS AND JOB SHOP LEVEL 4/5 you with professional careers advice and Providing the latest job opportunities. DEDICATED HIGHER EDUCATION SPACES LEVEL 4/5dedicated higher education spaces for We offer students at our Bedford and Shuttleworth campuses. STAY LOCAL Save of pounds by studying locally and LEVELthousands 4/5 living at home. According to the NUS, student living costs, such as accommodation, now average £12,000 per year2. FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS LEVEL 4/5of flexible study options from as little as six A variety hours per week to fit around your work and other life commitments.

Don’t forget:

MORE SUPPORT LEVEL Smaller4/5 class sizes and more one-to-one support from tutors when compared to university3.

LOANS TO COVER FEES Low interest government loans can cover tuition fees – so it’s affordable for everyone. See page 66 for more details.

EARN 50% MORE Graduates earn approximately 50% more over their working life than those leaving education after A-Levels.4

INDUSTRY EXPERTS LEVEL of 4/5our tutors are industry professionals, Many with first-hand experience and contacts. STEPPING STONE LEVEL Access4/5 to Higher Education courses are a great stepping stone if you’ve had a break from education.

Source: Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education: Summative review Bedford College 2011. 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. 4 Source: Office for National Statistics Report: Graduates in the UK Labour Market 2013 1 2 3

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UNIVERSITY PROGRESSION and the UCAS process APPLYING FOR DEGREE-LEVEL 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 all courses starting in September/October 2017, the new UCAS points will apply. The tariff has changed for a number of reasons, including ensuring that more vocational and non-traditional qualifications can attract UCAS points. For more information visit www.ucas.com/new-tariff

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UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS WE HAVE STRONG PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES:

The University of Northampton Our partnership with The University of Northampton gives engineering students the opportunity to complete a full BSc (Hons) in Engineering.

About the university…

The University of Northampton offers a unique blend of vibrant campus life, superb facilities and academic excellence. At the heart of all the university offers is a commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change. The university is proud of its ground-breaking new areas of study and growing reputation for research excellence, with state-of-the-art facilities and technology that ensures all students have access to extensive libraries, IT suites, studios, innovative learning spaces and laboratories. The university is split across two campuses, located near to Northampton town centre. Getting there is easy too, thanks to the free bus service that runs from the city centre bus station to both campuses.

University of Bedfordshire

Many of our Foundation Degrees and teaching qualifications are backed by the award-winning University of Bedfordshire, and thanks to our strong partnership you’ll have the option to progress on to the final year of a full Bachelor’s degree following the completion of your HND3 or Foundation Degree course.

About the university…

With campuses in Bedford (situated within walking distance of the College), Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern, vibrant institution offering high quality, career-focused teaching, excellent student support and a great student experience. Winning awards, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2011 and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education in 2013, for its ground-breaking research, the University of Bedfordshire is a leading university for career prospects and career choices.4

In 2015 The University of Northampton achieved the impressive figure of 96% Employability1 for three years running which makes it the 4th placed university in the UK2.

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”

The Guardian University League tables 2016 ranked the university 16th out of 119 institutions for ‘Overall Student Satisfaction’. It is also placed in the top four for ‘Satisfied with Feedback provided by academic staff to students’, and in the top 20 for ‘Satisfied with Teaching’.

HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2013/14, July 2015. Percentage of UK domiciled full-time first degree leavers in work and/or further study six months after graduating.

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HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2013/14, July 2015, compared to full university status HEIs in England, with over 1,000 respondents for full-time first degree leavers.

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PROGRESSION Many of our courses offer you the opportunity to top-up to a full honours degree by studying for a final year at university. Last year, our students progressed on to universities including:

Cardiff University De Montfort University Middlesex University

GRADUATION

Nottingham Trent University Oxford Brookes University Pearson College Plymouth University Royal Northern College of Music

Successfully completing your higher education course is a huge achievement, and each year at Bedford Corn Exchange we invite students who have shown outstanding achievement to our annual Graduation Ceremony.

The University of Northampton University College Birmingham University of Bedfordshire University of East London University of Hertfordshire University of Westminster

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QUALIFICATIONS GUIDE WE OFFER A RANGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS:

BTEC Higher National Certificates/Diplomas

How long does it take?

What are they?

Foundation Degrees

The Engineering BSc (top-up) takes one year to complete. Find out more about this course on page 36.

(HNCs/HNDs)

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 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.

Engineering BSc

(top-up from HND) What is it?

Run in partnership with The University of Northampton this course enables those who have graduated with an HND in Engineering to top-up to achieve a degree qualification in Engineering without the need to take a full three or four year degree programme. On this course you will study the first semester at Bedford College, followed by the second semester at The University of Northampton.

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

Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma

What are they?

We offer Certificate of Education (Cert Ed) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualifications that are designed to build your teaching skills if you’re looking to begin or develop your career within post-compulsory education. We also offer University Certificates in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) across a range of teaching skill areas which may be taken as building blocks towards a full Bachelor’s degree qualification.

How long do they take?

Our Cert Ed and PGCE courses take one to two years to complete depending on the study route you choose. Each of our CPD University Certificates is offered on a part-time basis via classroom learning, distance learning or through a combination of both, and take one year to complete. Find out more about our teaching courses from page 49.

Access to Higher Education courses What are they?

(Pre-Degree) 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.

How long does it take?

Teaching qualifications

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.

The Art & Design Foundation Diploma takes one year to complete. Find out more about this course on page 16.

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OUR COURSES

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Access to Higher Education Agriculture Animal Sciences Art & Design Business Care & Childcare Computing & IT Construction & Building Services Engineering Hospitality Performance, Music Technology & Media Psychology & Crime Sport Teacher Education & Training Travel & Tourism Higher Apprenticeships

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION LEVEL 3

Course details

Course overview

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)

Aged 19-23: £2,085 Aged 24 and over: • Access to Social Science: £3,022 • Access to Business Studies: £3,022 • Access to Computing: £3,928 • All other Access courses: £3,384

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Course codes

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Apply direct to Bedford College Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/access for more information on each course. Business Studies: E2283 Combined Science: E2290 Computing: E2280 Nursing & Healthcare Professions (including Midwifery): E2289 Social Science: E2288 Teacher Education: E2287

Loans and bursaries 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 66 for more details or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/loans

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: • Business Studies • Combined Science • Computing • Nursing and Healthcare Professions (including Midwifery) • Social Science • Teacher Education

Areas of study

Depending on your chosen specialist subject, you will study units including: • Business studies • Computer studies • English • Essay writing and communication skills • Health studies • Mathematics • Professional studies • Psychology • Research skills • Science • Sociology • Study skills You will also undertake an independent research project and tutorial.

Future options

Access courses are recognised by colleges and universities across the UK and allow entry on to higher education courses 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

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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. In addition, we hope to hold a ‘graduation day’ at the University’s Bedford campus to celebrate student success at the end of the year.

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. It is very important to research the entry criteria of the universities you would eventually like to apply to. You will often need a minimum of GCSE English and maths, in addition to your Access qualification, for entry on to degree-level courses. We currently offer GCSE part-time courses, which you can enrol on alongside your Access course to gain these qualifications. Some university courses can be competitive and it’s important to understand the entry requirements prior to applying.

Assessment methods

We use a range of methods to help you achieve the targets needed to pass the course, including in-class assessments, assignments, individual presentations and an independent research project.


ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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 AGRICULTURE FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) LEVEL 5

START DATE: September BASED AT: Shuttleworth College Campus

Course details

Industry links

Course overview

Course title

Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

4 years

Study time

3 days per week

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £6,000 Based on our 2016/17 £90 for safety prices. Check online for equipment the latest costs. £450 for trips (optional) How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

6 hours per week Course fee: £3,000 £90 for safety equipment £450 for trips (optional)

Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: B1323 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: D400 Course code: B1322

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

This course will provide you with highquality, 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 expertise

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.

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 You can go on to study at the University of Bedfordshire for a final year to gain a Bachelor of Science Degree. The qualification will provide you with access into employment in the industry or further progression to other higher education institutes.

Entry requirements • • •

32-48 UCAS points including a relevant science OR Advanced Extended Diploma in Agriculture, Countryside Management, Fisheries Management, Horticulture or Animal Care with good references OR An equivalent Level 3 qualification

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

Assessment methods

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

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ANIMAL SCIENCES ANIMAL MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details Course title

Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

4 years

3 days per week

6 hours per week

Study time

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

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £6,000 Based on our 2016/17 £450 for trips prices. Check online for (optional) the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Shuttleworth College Campus

Course fee: £3,000 £450 for trips (optional)

Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: B869 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: DN32 Course code: B868

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: • 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

• 32-48 UCAS points including a relevant science area OR • Animal Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • An equivalent Level 3 qualification

Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/animalsciences

Assessment methods

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.

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Future options

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to a third year top-up course with the University of Bedfordshire to achieve a BSc in Animal Science. 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.

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Entry requirements

We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications. Assessments include computer-based exercises, presentations, class exercises, examinations, practical reports and practical skills assessments.

Animal Science BSc (Top-up) To find out more visit www.bedford.ac.uk and enter the course code B1286


ANIMAL SCIENCES

HOLLY’S STORY ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) I progressed directly from the Level 3 course 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 course 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. For example, 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 ART & DESIGN BTEC FOUNDATION DIPLOMA (PRE-DEGREE) LEVEL 3

Course overview

Course details Course title

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Pre-Degree)

Study route

Full-time

Course length

1 year

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Aged 19-23 course fee: £2,145 £150 for studio resources Aged 24 and over course fee: £4,290 £150 for studio resources Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L500

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, plus you may also be eligible for a bursary that could provide even more financial support to help make your course affordable. Check page 66 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

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.

Areas of study

• 5 GCSEs A*- C including GCSE maths and English at grade C or above • 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.

Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/art

Assessment methods

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. 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.

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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

Industry links

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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.

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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.


3D DESIGN BTEC HNC/HND 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

Up to 1 year

Up to 2 years

Study time

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

Cost

Course fee: £630 Based on our 2016/17 per 15 credit unit prices. Check online for £150 for studio the latest costs. resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 092W Course code: L510

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START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 192W Course code: L502

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

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

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

Course length

2 years

1 year (top-up from HNC)

Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/art

Study time

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

PART-TIME

Cost Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

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

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1320

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1323

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.

ART & DESIGN

ART & DESIGN 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.

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ART & DESIGN FINE ART BTEC HNC/HND LEVEL 4/5

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

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

Course fee: £630 Based on our 2016/17 per 15 credit unit prices. Check online for £150 for studio the latest costs. resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 101W Course code: L504

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 001W Course code: L513

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)

Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

PART-TIME

Cost

Course fee: £630 Based on our 2016/17 per 15 credit unit prices. Check online for £75 for studio the latest costs. resources per year

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

How to apply

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1322

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Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1321

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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/art

Staff expertise

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

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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 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.


FASHION & TEXTILES BTEC HNC/HND 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

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 232W Course code: L505

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 132W Course code: L510

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

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

Course fee: £630 Based on our 2016/17 per 15 credit unit prices. Check online for £75 for studio the latest costs. resources per year

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

How to apply

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1324

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START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1319

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 skills such as draping and pattern cutting as well as styling, illustration, marketing and promotion. 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 In addition, you will also study a selection from a range of specialist units, including: • Design application in fashion OR textiles • Design research in textiles 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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/art

Staff expertise

Our staff are practising designers with a variety of fashion and textiles industry experience. Recent guest lecturers have included Paul Simblett from fashion print studio Tigerlily; Steven Williams, Creative Photographic Designer from John Lewis; and Emma Milroy, Assistant Menswear Accessory Buyer for Tesco.

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ART & DESIGN Industry links

You will have lots of opportunities to develop your own industry network through visits and work related activity. For example, one of our HNC students worked at John Lewis as a paid Stylist Assistant, which was a result of a portfolio review in session with Steven Williams, creative Photographic Designer at John Lewis. Our students recently visited Morgan Davies Bridal in London and worked with a local Sue Ryder shop to reconstruct garments using a range of techniques.

Future options

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to our HND or employment. If you successfully complete the HND you will have the option to top-up to a full Bachelor’s degree at university. Related careers include fashion/textile buying, marketing, fashion design and costume design.

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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ART & DESIGN GRAPHIC DESIGN BTEC HNC/HND 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

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

£150 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year

£150 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 112W Course code: L503

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Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) topup 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

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

£75 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year

£75 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1318

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1325

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

PART-TIME Qualification

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

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 campaigns • Branding • Copywriting • Corporate identity • Design methods • Digital design • Drawing techniques • Editorial design • Illustration • Managing the design and production process • Typography Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/art

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Staff expertise

You will benefit from highly-experienced, enthusiastic tutors who have a wealth of industry contacts. Just a few of the organisations they have worked for include: Tesco, M&S, The Royal Opera House; Creative Review; Ministry of Sound; Coca-Cola; MTV, Ben & Jerry’s; Bosch, Sony PlayStation; The Beano; Centre Parcs and The Daily Telegraph. Their experience and contacts in the industry ensure you gain the latest sector knowledge and have the chance to build your own network.

Industry links

We offer you a unique range of opportunities to undertake paid work experience. Recent work placements have been undertaken at: Jam (London), Ted Baker, Bonfire Design, Creative Graphics International, Eat With Your Eyes, Creative Action, Urban Graphics and Bedford College. In the second year, you will gain valuable first-hand work experience trading under our in-course design company ‘Bridge’, tackling live, external fee-paying projects. In addition, you will also be paired with a professional design mentor who will give you advice and help with portfolio building. You will also benefit from attending a wide range of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included: Brinley Clark (The Partners); Claire Campion (Kin Design), James Greenfield (Studio Koto), Dylan Davies (D2 Design), Stephen Judge (Bonfire Design); Steve Oakey (Eat With Your Eyes) and Chris Evans (Sherry Design).

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 advertising and design industry, or alternatively top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree with further study at university.


ART & DESIGN

GRAPHIC DESIGN BA (Hons) Top-up 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

Available from SEPTEMBER 2016 subject to validation

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.

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KIRSTY’S STORY JUNIOR CREATIVE AT TED BAKER 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. This is primarily 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. Read more about Kirsty online: www.bedford.ac.uk/highereducation

Six design awards were won by our HND Graphic Design students in the YCN 2015 European Design competition. Of all the colleges and universities that entered, Bedford College had the second highest number of winning entries with an equally impressive success rate of 50 per cent. 14 of our students worked within teams on live briefs set by Santander, Syfy, Save the Children and Topdeck Travel. Each student received an award at a ceremony held at the Barbican, London.

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ART & DESIGN INTERACTIVE MEDIA – GAMES ART & ANIMATION BTEC HNC/HND 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

Course fee: £630 Based on our 2016/17 per 15 credit unit prices. Check online for £150 for studio the latest costs. resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: PAS3 Course code: L1581

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: F4B3 Course code: L1582

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)

Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

PART-TIME

Cost

Course fee: £630 Based on our 2016/17 per 15 credit unit prices. Check online for £75 for studio the latest costs. resources per year

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

How to apply

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1579

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START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1580

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: Aftereffects; 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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/art

Staff expertise

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

Industry links

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

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

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Future options

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you 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.


PHOTOGRAPHY BTEC HNC/HND LEVEL 4/5

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Course overview

Course details Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

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.

Number of units

8

8

Course length

Areas of study

1 year

2 years

Study time

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

FULL-TIME

Cost

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 04PW Course code: L1410

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 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 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

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

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1496

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1497

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How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

PART-TIME Qualification

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/art

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.

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ART & DESIGN 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.

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

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BUSINESS BUSINESS BTEC HNC/HND LEVEL 4/5

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

15

Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 001N Course code: E1241

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

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E2020

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E2021

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

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

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.

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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/business

Staff expertise

You can benefit from highly-experienced tutors who have a wealth of industry contacts. Many of the tutors are members of the Chartered Management Institute 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 Avon, Autoglass and Lego. They have also visited the Magistrate Courts in Milton Keynes and had guest lectures from staff at Asda, Trinity Arts & Leisure and Pearson.

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. You can also join one of the many professional institutes and continue your studies through their examinations. The opportunity to achieve the CMI Level 3 First Line Management Certificate is part of this course and is offered at a special price.

Entry requirements English AND maths GCSEs at grade A*-C/ Functional Skills at Level 2 AND • 48 UCAS points from A-Levels with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 48 UCAS points from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Relevant industry experience 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.

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CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) LEVEL 5 Course title

Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

3 years

Study time

1 day per week

1 day per week

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

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Course fee: £6,000

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

Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: K1247 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: L990 Course code: K1246

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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: • Interpersonal communication skills • Beliefs, expectations and language of youth • Applied psychology for child and family studies • Child observation • Multi-agency working in child and family studies • Social policy and families Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/care You can also study Paediatric First Aid as part of this course for an additional cost.

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

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus 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 or BA (Hons) Early Years Studies degree.

CARE & CHILDCARE

Course overview

Course details

BUSINESS

CARE & CHILDCARE

Entry requirements • 48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 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 relevant setting (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.

Assessment methods

All units are assessed by a variety of methods including written assignments, oral presentations, 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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CARE & CHILDCARE DISABILITY STUDIES FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details Course title

Disability 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)

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £4,500

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This Foundation Degree will offer you the opportunity to explore a range of issues related to the study of disability, including the barriers in society experienced by disabled people. Key topics relating to education, the workplace, culture and relationships will be explored during the course, as well as the link between theory and practice, and the wider world view of disability.

Areas of study

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How to apply

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: K1515

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: • Introduction to higher education study • Understanding disability • Disability in the workplace • Disabled lives in context • Disability: family, community and culture • Disability and special needs in practice • Disability in context, policy and workplace practice • Reflections in practice Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/care You can also study Paediatric First Aid as part of this course for an additional cost.

Staff expertise

Our tutors have industry experience in the fields of 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.

Industry links

You will have the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ and choose to work in a wide range of industry settings. Our students currently either work with disabled people in residential care homes or schools or colleges. Placement opportunities can also be found in similar work places such as Bedford Volunteering Centre.

Future options

On successful completion of this course you will have enhanced your personal career development opportunities in your workplace, with the potential to move to information and advice, advocacy services, retail or leisure roles, or you may pursue a career in local education authorities, social services or education. You can also progress on to the third year of a degree, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA Applied Disability Studies degree.

Entry requirements • 48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • Access to Higher Education Certificate OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Significant experience of working with people with disabilities You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant 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. 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 presentations, reports, portfolio evidence, assignments research and case studies.

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EARLY YEARS STUDIES FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details 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)

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £4,500

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 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 Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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 • Policy and practice in the early years • Developing professional practice • Inclusive practice for all young children • Supporting early literacy and numeracy development • Reflections on practice Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/care You can also study Paediatric First Aid as part of this course for an additional cost.

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.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

CARE & CHILDCARE

CARE & CHILDCARE 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 • 48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 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 relevant 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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CARE & CHILDCARE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE HND LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

16

Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: L511 Course code: K1514

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

This is a vocational course that will prepare you to work in either health or social care settings including social working, residential care, day care, adult and children nursing and mental health care.

Areas of study

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: • Communicating in Health and Social Care (HSC) organisations • Principles of HSC practice • Working in partnership in HSC • Personal and professional development in HSC • Health and safety in the HSC workplace • Social policy • Managing human resources in HSC Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/care You can also study Paediatric First Aid or Emergency First Aid as part of this course for an additional cost.

Staff expertise

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

Industry links

You will have the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ and work in a wide range of industry settings including as a Health Care Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or in therapeutic support, education, behaviour management, looked after children or further education.

Future options

On successful completion of this course you will have enhanced your knowledge of health and social care to help develop your career or move into a wide range of health and social care training such as health care, including adult nursing, mental health nursing, physiotherapy, social working and teaching.

Entry requirements • 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Levels OR • Access to Higher Education Certificate OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Significant experience of working in Health and Social Care alongside an English Level 2 qualification. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting (minimum 200 hours per year) 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 considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a range of methods during the course including presentations, reports, portfolio evidence, assignments and research. Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership & Management See page 56 for more information.

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COMPUTING & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT BTEC HNC/HND LEVEL 4/5 FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

1 year

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £25 for trips per year Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 023I Course code: F1921

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 032I Course code: F1925

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

You will develop a range of specialist technical software development skills and knowledge of programming, web technologies and systems development relevant to the current requirements of the IT industry. In addition, you’ll benefit from our cutting-edge computing facilities.

Areas of study

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units including: • Computer games design and development • Computer systems • Data analysis and design • Event driven programming solutions • Information systems in organisations • IT security management • Programming in .NET • Web applications development • Website design Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/computing

Staff expertise

Our tutors have industry experience and are members of the major professional computing organisations, including Cisco, Microsoft, CIW, CompTia.

Industry links

We will prepare you for industry through real life projects set by companies and organisations we have links with. We can arrange work related activity and you may have the opportunity to take part in the World Skills competition, in addition to attending external speaker events run in conjunction with the British Computer Society.

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. The course opens up excellent career opportunities in IT, where you could gain employment in roles including computer programmer, IT specialist, IT support, web designer, database designer and more.

COMPUTING & IT

Course overview

Course details

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

CARE & CHILDCARE

COMPUTING & IT

Entry requirements • 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Levels OR • GCSEs A*- C in English and maths PLUS • 32 to 48 UCAS points achieved from one A-Level qualification OR • IT BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • IT Apprenticeship Level 3 OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 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. See page 22 for Interactive Media – Games Art & Animation BTEC HNC/HND

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COMPUTING & IT IT NETWORKING & SECURITY FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) LEVEL 5

Course details Course title

IT Networking & Security Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

3 years

Study time

2 days per week

6 hours per week

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

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £6,000

Course fee: £4,500

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: F1085 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: I120 Course code: F1090

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Course overview

Industry links

Areas of study

Future options

Designed in collaboration with employers, this qualification will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the needs of the IT industry. You will develop skills that will enable you to administer hardware and software networking environments, and gain a good understanding of the skills required to implement and maintain scalable and resilient networks. During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: • Advanced networking • Introduction to networking and programming • Network implementation • Personal development and planning • Professional and academic development • System analysis and development • Web development • Windows server administration Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/computing You will also undertake a work-related project. The College holds Academy status with Cisco, CompTIA, CIW and Microsoft, and you will have the opportunity to gain professional certifications in addition to your Foundation Degree, with further study. We offer an optional CompTIA A+ / IT Essentials-PC Hardware & Software course.

Staff expertise

Our tutors have industry experience and are members of the major professional computing organisations, including Cisco, Microsoft, CIW, CompTia.

We will prepare you for industry through real world projects set by companies and organisations we have links with. We can arrange work related activity and you may have the opportunity to take part in the World Skills competition, in addition to attending external speaker events run in conjunction with the British Computer Society. You can progress on to a third year degree course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BSc (Hons) Computer Science or BSc (Hons) Computer Networking degree. The course also opens up excellent careers as a Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, IT Engineer or System Administrator.

Entry requirements • 48 UCAS points with 32 points achieved from one A-Level qualification OR • 48 UCAS points from BTEC Diploma in IT OR • IT Apprenticeship Level 3 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 presentations, reports, portfolio evidence, assignments and research.

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BUILDING SERVICES & SUSTAINABILITY FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) LEVEL 4/5 Course title

Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

3 years

Study time

2 days per week

1 day per week

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

Course fee: £6,000

Course fee: £4,000

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: C1039 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: KD24 Course code: C1059

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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 £4.3 million, newly retrofitted 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 • 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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/construction 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.

CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING SERVICES

Course overview

Course details

Cost (per year)

START START DATE: DATE: September September BASEDAT: AT:Bedford Kempston Campus BASED Plumbing Centre, Kempston

COMPUTING & IT

CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING SERVICES

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

Assessment methods

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

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CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING SERVICES CONSTRUCTION BTEC HNC/HND LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details 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.

Cost Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: C1809

Apply direct to Bedford College 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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/construction 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.

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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.


CONSTRUCTION (CIVIL ENGINEERING) BTEC HNC LEVEL 4

Course overview

Course details Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Number of units

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

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: C1838

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

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

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.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

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.

CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING SERVICES

CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING SERVICES 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 & BUILDING SERVICES SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details Course title

Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

3 years

2 days per week

1 day per week

Study time

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

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £6,000

Course fee: £4,000

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Kempston Campus

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 £4.3 million, newly retrofitted 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 Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: C1040 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: KD2K Course code: C1060

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: • Application of principals • Building design for the future • 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 • Waste management Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/construction 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.

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


ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING BTEC HNC/HND LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME 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

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 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

1 day per week

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

Cost Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D365

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D344

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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/engineering

Staff expertise

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

ENGINEERING

Qualification

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.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING SERVICES

ENGINEERING

• 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.

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).

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

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ENGINEERING

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

ENGINEERING BSc (HONS) TOP-UP LEVEL 6

Course details Course title

Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-up

Study route

Part-time

Course length

1 year

Study time

1 day

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £7,470

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

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

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, The University of Northampton

and The University of Northampton

Course overview

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. 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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/engineering

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

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.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BTEC HNC/HND 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

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

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.

Areas of study

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

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

Course length

2 years

1 year (top-up from HNC)

Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/engineering

1 day per week

1 day per week

Staff expertise

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 003I Course code: D1448

PART-TIME

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D342

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D347

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING 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 • 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.

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

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

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HOSPITALITY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT BTEC HNC/HND LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

16

Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Membership of the Institute of Hospitality £25 (optional)

How to apply

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 522N Course code: H665

Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

2 years

Study time

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

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: H788

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: H787

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

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This course is ideal if you want to work at a managerial level in the hotel, catering and hospitality industries. In addition to your academic studies, you will visit local and international hospitality businesses, and have the opportunity to train within realistic working environments including our training 25 Restaurant.

Areas of study

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: • Contemporary hospitality industry • Customer service • Developing management skills • Food and beverage operations • Management accounting for hospitality • Room division Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/hospitality

PART-TIME

Cost

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

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Staff expertise

Our lecturers have a vast range of industry experience including running small businesses, hotel management, sales and marketing, revenue solutions, food and beverage services, outside catering and events management.

Industry links

You will have the opportunity to complete work related activity and make regular industry visits to hospitality businesses such as the Wells & Young’s Brewery in Bedford and The Langham Hotel in London. As part of this course you will also attend trade events such as Hotelympia and The Restaurant Show, and experience guest speakers from Cockburn and Campbell.

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Future options

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. The demand for senior staff in the hospitality industry is high, and this course will open up a wide range of career opportunities to you in this country and abroad. You will also be able to apply to become a member of the Institute of Hospitality.

Entry requirements • 2 A-Levels OR • BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR • NVQ Level 3 in a catering or hospitality subject OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to provide a short essay and complete a short piece of research on a topic provided. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Assessment methods

Your work is assessed through a variety of methods including practical performance, written assignments, presentations and case studies.


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GYORGYI’S STORY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT BTEC HNC

I started at Level 1, and then went on to Level 2 and Level 3, before progressing on to this higher education course. My family are involved in the hospitality industry, but I wanted to learn the theory and understand how the UK sector works. I have also been fitting my studies around my family commitments so the College has been absolutely fantastic for me because it’s local. I looked into similar courses run by local universities but one of the main reasons why I chose Bedford College was because it was much cheaper. My tutors also told me about the Advanced Learner Loan which has really helped me. The most interesting part of the course has been learning about management theory and marketing. I also enjoy the finance part of the course, which surprised me as I’m not keen on the money side of things! My teacher is very dedicated and has a lot of industry experience. To be honest, she’s been a role model for me and she’s helped me to develop my sector knowledge, English language and academic skills. I’ve just started a small cake decorating business and, if I can expand this and get funding, my aim is to open a shop in a few years. I’ve also recently applied for a part-time job as a team leader in a local school. This course has given me the self-belief and confidence that I needed to apply. I’m looking forward to coming back next year to complete the HND at Level 5 as I really enjoy learning and studying here.

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PERFORMANCE, MUSIC TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA MEDIA PRODUCTION FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details Course title

Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

3-4 years

3 days per week

1-2 days per week

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Course fee: £6,000

Optional cost for hard drive to store work approximately £40 plus travel costs for client projects

Course fee: £4,500

Optional cost for hard drive to store work approximately £40 plus travel costs for client projects

Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: L1545 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: P310 Course code: L515

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/media

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 • 48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 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. Entry is subject to a successful interview, either face to face or via Skype/telephone. 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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AT THE BBC

I am a Freelance Director currently working in factual television at the BBC on consumer programmes such as Watchdog and Your Money Their Tricks. After my course I worked at BBC Three Counties Radio as a Broadcast Assistant which helped me to build up my journalism experience. During this time I did a total of nine weeks of unpaid work experience with BBC television, eventually being offered a researcher contract on Escape to The Country.

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AMY’S STORY FREELANCE DIRECTOR

At the moment I’m working on Watchdog as a Director which involves directing short five minute films that will run within the main programme. I’m given the stories by the producers then have to come up with some creative ideas about how to tell the story, interview experts and also make sure that the piece was legally viable. We’ve been filming for the last week, but when we actually film with the presenter we will only have one day and one camera man, so we won’t have any room for mistakes as it’s straight to edit the next day. Editing is actually my favourite part of the whole process. The Media course at Bedford College enabled me to develop many of the skills that I still use today. It was practical and we gained hands-on experience with cameras and editing software. We also created a mini feature film where everyone in the whole class had different roles which gave me insight into what’s expected of you in the workplace. We were also given the responsibility to create our own individual pieces and were encouraged to be as creative as possible. There’s no doubt that my time at Bedford College was a brilliant experience.

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PERFORMANCE, MUSIC TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) LEVEL 5

Course details

Course overview

Course title

Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

3 years

3 days per week

2 days per week

Study time

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

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £6,000

Course fee: £4,500

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

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 Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: L1546 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: W370 Course code: L516

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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 Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/music

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.

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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 • 48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 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. Entry is subject to a successful interview, either face to face or via Skype/telephone. 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 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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PERFORMANCE, MUSIC TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA PERFORMING ARTS (PERFORMANCE) HNC/HND LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details Course title

Performing Arts Performing Arts (Performance) (HNC) (Performance) (HND)

Course length

1 year

2 years

2 days per week

2 days per week

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Stella Mann College, Bedford

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 BEDF B23 UCAS course code: 2D11 Course code: L1608

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STELLA MANN COLLEGE, BEDFORD

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 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.

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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

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

Assessment methods

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


PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION (SPECIALIST MEDIA MAKE-UP) BTEC HNC/HND LEVEL 4/5

Course details

Course overview

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

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

£700-£950 over the course of the two years for make-up

How to apply

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: B353 Course code: L1601

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You will study a board range of media make-up techniques and applications at an advanced level. The course will enable you to select your chosen career path within this specialist industry and work towards achieving your goals. Throughout the course you will practice and improve varied specialist make-up applications which you will take into your photographic sessions, thus enabling you to leave the course with your own photographic portfolio of work. As part of the programme there will be work experience opportunities, as well as collaborative projects with our other HE Creative Arts disciplines.

Areas of study During the course topics covered will include:

PART-TIME Qualification

• Fashion make-up and hair 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

Cost Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

• Photographic make-up and hair • Catwalk make-up and hair • Prosthetics • Mask construction • Styling for the camera • Photography and editing

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

• Research skills

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/performingarts

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit

• Freelance and employability skills • Work related activity

Staff expertise

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1605

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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.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

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.

Future options

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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 • Level 2 in English AND • Level 2 in maths (not essential but 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. 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 specialist make-up.

Assessment methods

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

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

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PSYCHOLOGY & CRIME PSYCHOLOGY & CRIME FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details 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)

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £6,000

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

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START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 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 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

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.

During this course you will study a range of units including: • Foundation to psychology • Work-based learning • Study skills and social research • Social and lifespan development • Professional research and development in psychology • Crime and social control

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.

Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/psychology

Entry requirements

You can also study First Aid as part of this course.

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.

Future options

You can progress on to a third year top-up course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA (Hons) Psychology Studies, Psychology and Criminal Behaviour or Criminology degree. • 48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 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 (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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SPORT SCIENCE (SPORT COACHING) FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

4 years

Study time

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

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

Course fee: £6,000 £30 for clothing

Course fee: £3,000 £30 for clothing

Cost (per year) Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

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Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: H1629 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: C612 Course code: H1628

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Areas of study Units you can study on the course will include: • Employment in the sports industry • Management and supervision in the sports industry • Fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology • Psychology of sport, exercise and health • Anatomy and biomechatronics • Exercise physiology • Coaching for participation • Coaching for development You will complete work experience and project related units which require the completion of a minimum of 100 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, for an additional cost.

Staff expertise

Within our sports team is range of subject specialists with Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in a range of sportsrelated 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.

SPORT

Course title

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.

START DATE: October BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

PSYCHOLOGY & CRIME

SPORT

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 • •

At least 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 or Level 2 equivalent in English and maths.

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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SPORT SPORT SCIENCE (PERSONAL TRAINING) FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details Course title

Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

2 years

4 years

Study time

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

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

Course fee: £6,000 £30 for clothing

Course fee: £3,000 £30 for clothing

Cost (per year) Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

START DATE: September BASED AT: Cauldwell Street Campus

Apply through Apply direct to UCAS Bedford College www.ucas.com Course code: H1627 Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: C613 Course code: H1626

For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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

Areas of study Units you can study on the course will include: • Employment in the sports industry • Management and supervision in the sports industry • Fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology • Psychology of sport, exercise and health • Functional Anatomy and Physiology • Exercise Physiology • Exercise Principles and instruction • Advanced exercise principles and personal training You will complete work experience and project related units which require the completion of a minimum of 100 hours work experience per year. There is also the opportunity to gain commercially-recognised qualifications such as CYQ Awards in Fitness Instructing, Personal Training, Circuit Training and Sports Conditioning for an additional cost.

Staff expertise

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

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Industry links

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

Future options

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

Entry requirements • •

At least 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. A*-C grade or Level 2 equivalent in English and maths.

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.


Course overview

Course details 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 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

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

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 • Mathematics education • Reflecting on practice • Supporting discovery learning • Supporting personal, social and emotional development Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/teaching

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.

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Industry links

You will have the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ and work in a wide range of industry settings including schools and nurseries. Many students go on to complete their PGCE and embark on a career teaching in Primary Education.

Future options

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TEACHER EDUCATION & TRAINING

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 • 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Levels OR • Access to Higher Education Certificate OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting (minimum 1 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 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.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a range of methods during the course including presentations, reports, portfolio evidence, assignments and research. Turn to page 25 for childcare courses

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TEACHER EDUCATION & TRAINING TEACHING IN POST-COMPULSORY EDUCATION (Cert Ed/PGCE) LEVEL 4/5/6

Course details Course title

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

Study route

Full-time

Part-time

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

2 days per week – 1 day in class plus at least 1 full day per week in a work placement

3 hours per week

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

Cost (per year)

Course fee: £6,000

Course fee: £2,600

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E2213- General PGCE E2214-Specialist Route (Maths, English or SEN teachers) E2284- Academic Subjects Route (Based at The Bedford Sixth Form)

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E1341 (evening) OR E926 (day) OR E2295 (Saturday morning)

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

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Course overview

Entry requirements

Areas of study

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.

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 Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS). The course is designed for people who would like to teach learners aged over 14 years old. During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: • Assessment and evaluation • Curriculum design and development • Planning and preparing for teaching and learning • Professional practice • Researching practice, curriculum design and development • Teaching and learning process • Theories and principles of inclusive learning and teaching Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/teaching

Future options

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

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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 teachingrelated experience and a successful interview will also be required.

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.


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ELISE’S STORY TEACHING IN POST-COMPULSORY EDUCATION (PGCE) INTENSIVE

This is the only college locally to offer the intensive PGCE course, which enables you to gain the qualification in a year. Initially I had planned to do the course part-time but because this intensive course is full-time I actually ended up leaving my job so that I could get my qualification as quickly as possible. I enjoyed the practical side of the course, teaching the students, because I was able to put into practice the theory that I learned in class such as lesson planning, different teaching styles and marking. I feel very lucky that I was surrounded by a great team of teaching professionals including my tutors and my mentor who gave me a lot of advice. There is no doubt that the course has boosted my confidence and given me the skills I needed to get my first full-time teaching job.

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TEACHER EDUCATION & TRAINING TEACHING IN POST-COMPULSORY EDUCATION UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATES IN CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 5

START DATE: September 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

Teaching Maths (Numeracy 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

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)

Course fee: £1,125

Course fee: £750

Course fee: £1,125

Course fee: £1,125

Course fee: £750

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E1027

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A633

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Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A611

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A634

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

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

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

Areas of study University Certificate – Continuing Professional Development in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs 30 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 understand specialist areas of disability (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome). You will also investigate practice in 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

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.

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

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Course overview

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 50), 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.

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.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM TRAVEL & TOURISM MANAGEMENT BTEC HNC/HND 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

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £100 for trips per year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £100 for trips per year

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

Based on our 2016/17 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 68 for more information on how to apply.

PART-TIME 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

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

Cost

Course fee: £630 Based on our 2016/17 per 15 credit unit prices. Check online for £100 for trips per the latest costs. year

Course fee: £630 per 15 credit unit £100 for trips per year

How to apply

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: H1400

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Industry links

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 business or have experience of working in a related organisation, this qualification will enhance your career prospects.

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.

Areas of study

Future options

Please visit our website for a full list of units: www.bedford.ac.uk/tourism

Entry requirements

During this course you will have the option 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.

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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, including roles within airlines, travel agents, tour operators and other travel and tourism organisations at a higher level. • 32 UCAS points from A-Levels OR • BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel and 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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TRAVEL & TOURISM

ADAM’S STORY TRAVEL & TOURISM BTEC HND I love travelling, discovering different cultures, learning new languages and meeting new people so the travel and tourism industry has always appealed to me. I had already completed the Level 3 course but wanted to study the subject in more depth at Levels 4 and 5 so there would be more job opportunities available to me. I looked at university options, but the cost was a big factor. It was much more expensive at university ­– the College course was nearly half the price, so I decided it was more cost effective to stay at Bedford College and gain my higher education qualification that way. I love the fact that it’s all coursework and there are no exams. It’s all assignment based for each unit and, if you fail, you get feedback and advice about how to improve and you have a chance to do it again. This process is much better for my learning style as I can learn from my mistakes. My organisational skills have improved dramatically because I have to plan my time well to ensure I meet all my coursework deadlines. I’ve also gained a lot more confidence when giving presentations. Overall, the course has been really good, I’ve learnt a lot, the teachers have been very helpful and it’s been a great place to learn.

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HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS AT BEDFORD COLLEGE Higher Apprenticeships

give you the opportunity to study towards a high level qualification, the equivalent of a Foundation Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree, whilst working. 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 • IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals • Management 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.

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• We are the largest provider of Apprenticeships in Bedfordshire • We trained 1,592 apprentices last year • We work with over 1,000 employers

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Studying at Bedford College Campus ON THE BANKS OF

THE RIVER GREAT OUSE

right in the heart of Bedford.

THE LOW DOWN ON THE LOCAL AREA…

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.

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

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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 library services from wherever you are 24/7 through Moodle – our online student portal.

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

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

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.

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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.

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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 its shops, supermarkets and rail link to London is just 10 minutes away by car. Visit www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/ town for more details.

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Dedicated Higher Education Centre

Here you will find computers, lockers, comfy chairs and a kitchen area with tea/coffee making facilities. New for 2016 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 2015/16 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 page 67 to find out more.

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STUDENT SUPPORT 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…

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Award-winning support

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.

Financial guidance

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 66.

Job Shop

Students’ Union

Careers advice

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.

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. 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.

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.

Access FREE careers advice today at www.bedford.ac.uk/careers

Small class sizes

Thanks to small class sizes of around just 15 students per class you’ll also benefit from more face-to-face contact time with our expert tutors.1

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 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.

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FEES: HOW DO I PAY? Find out what it costs to study and how to pay.

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Course fees

The price you will pay for each year of your chosen course is shown in the course listing (from page 10). Please note: the fees included in this prospectus are based on the academic year 2016/17 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.

International students

If you have not been living in the UK for the last three years, or if you are on a student visa, different fees may apply to you – contact us on 01234 291000 (+44 1234 291000 from overseas) to find out more.

WAYS TO PAY FOR YOUR COURSE 1.

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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. 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? 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 or contact us on 01234 291934 or email studentservices@bedford.ac.uk to find out more.

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, or if you are aged 24 or over, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees (see details below). If you are recieving 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 Diploma courses

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Loans/Grant

Applicable courses

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 2018, 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 £26,000 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. It can also help with childcare costs if you are aged 20-23.

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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

Yes BSc (Hons) Top-up • Up to £9,000 per year (apply through The University of Northampton), HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE

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

HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE

Yes • Living at home (up to £6,904) • 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

HNC, HND, Foundation Degree

Yes • Up to £155.24 a week for one child • 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 Dependant Grant

HNC, HND, Foundation Degree

Yes • Up to £2,757 per year

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.

Teaching Bursary & Scholarship

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education

Yes

Yes

In 2015/16 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

HNC, HND, Foundation Degree

Yes

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

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 (March 2016), 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.

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HOW TO APPLY Found your perfect course? Just follow these simple steps to apply...

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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 56 points, a Distinction grade is worth 48 points, a Merit 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

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 2017

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You should aim to submit your application to UCAS by 15 January 2017, although you can apply for our Art & Design courses up to 24 March 2017. We can take applications received through UCAS up to 30 June 2017 if there are still vacancies on your course – but we advise you to apply earlier.

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:

Direct applications

• Sufficient – to demonstrate competence

Deadlines

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 or by completing a paper application form and posting it to us for free – download a copy at www.bedford.ac.uk/downloads or request one by calling us on 01234 291000. The Engineering BSc (Hons) top-up requires you to apply through The University of Northampton. Enter the course code D1637 at www.bedford.ac.uk for more information.

• 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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A-Z COURSE INDEX Want to find a particular course?

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3D Design (HNC/HND)

17

Health & Social Care (HND)

28

Access to Higher Education

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Hospitality Management (HNC/HND)

38

Agriculture (FdSc)

12

Interactive Media (HNC/HND)

22

Animal Management (FdSc)

14

IT Networking & Security (FdSc)

30

Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree)

16

Mechanical Engineering (HNC/HND)

37

Building Services & Sustainability (FdSc)

31

Media Production (FdA)

40

Business (HNC/HND)

24

Music Technology (FdA)

42

Child & Family Studies (FdA)

25

Performing Arts (Performance) (HNC/HND)

44

Computing & Systems Development (HNC/HND)

29

Construction (HNC/HND)

32

Construction (Civil Engineering) (HNC)

33

Disability Studies (FdA)

26

Early Years Studies (FdA)

27

Educational Practice (FdA)

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering (HNC/HND)

35

Engineering (BSc)

36

Fashion & Textiles (HNC/HND)

19

Fine Art (HNC/HND) Graphic Design (HNC/HND)

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Performance Production (Specialist Media Make-up) 45 (HND) Photography (HNC/HND)

23

Psychology & Crime (FdSc)

46

Sport Science (Sport Coaching) (FdSc)

47

Sport Science (Personal Training) (FdSc)

48

Sustainable Construction (FdSc)

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

20

Travel & Tourism Management (HNC/HND)

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