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Welcome to Shuttleworth College

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Welcome

Open Days

Deciding what to do after GCSEs is a big decision – and it’s important to make the right choice for you.

We can’t wait to meet you and show you around! Choose a date (or two!) and come along to our Open Days, where you can:

We are a specialist land-based college, which means that we offer courses in agricultural and environmental education, as well as animal science and outdoor adventure. We are investing £3.65 million into our Shuttleworth campus and continue to make full use of our natural resources, including a commercial farm, equestrian centre, woodland, walled garden and lakes, and a brand new Zoological Education Centre due to open September 2019.

• Take a tour • Talk to tutors and current students • Get careers advice from our team of advisers

IN THIS PROSPECTUS YOU WILL FIND:  Plenty of information on what makes studying at Shuttleworth College so different to staying on at school Everything you need to choose the perfect study programme for you

Pre-register your place online now at www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/opendays If you can’t make any of the Open Day dates, call us on 01767 626222 or email enquiries@shuttleworth.ac.uk to arrange a personal visit. • Saturday 3 November 2018, 9.30am–12.30pm • Saturday 26 January 2019, 9.30am–12.30pm • Saturday 9 March 2019, 9.30am–12.30pm • Thursday 23 May 2019, 5.00pm–8.00pm

Lots of helpful advice from current and past students of Shuttleworth College We aim to give you the best possible learning experience while you’re with us and the best preparation for when you leave us; whether that is for work, an apprenticeship or university. So have a look through and see if Shuttleworth College could be the right fit for you.

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Contents KEY INFORMATION Open Days 4 Top 10 Reasons to Choose Shuttleworth College 6 Our Campus 8 Getting to College 10 Student Life 12 Zoological Education Centre 14 Fees & Funding 16 Your Study Programme 18 Qualifications Explained 20 Apprenticeships 22 What To Do Next 26 Our Full-Time Study Programmes 29 Contact Details 54 Undergraduate Courses 56 Course Index 58

OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES Access to Higher Education 30 Animal Sciences 32 Equine Management 36 Floristry 40 Land & The Environment: 44 Agriculture 46 Countryside 47 Fisheries 48 Horticulture 48 Outdoor Adventure 50

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Top 10 reasons

to choose Shuttleworth College

3 GET BETTER PREPARED FOR EMPLOYMENT

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4 FANTASTIC FACILITIES

Our study programmes include lots of great ways to help get you ready for the world of work.

Train in industry standard environments from our working livestock and arable farm to our mechanisation centre, and equine centre to fish farm – plus there’s our £3.65 million Zoological Education Centre due to open September 2019!

7 SUCCESS GUARANTEED

8 LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

We’re confident you’ll achieve your qualification with us – and if you don’t we’ll give you £100 or refund any fees paid (T&C’s apply – visit www.shuttleworth.ac.uk).

All of our tutors work, or have worked, in the industry they teach – what better way to learn about the real working world right up to degree-level.

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1 FIND WHAT YOU LOVE

2 EXCELLENT EDUCATION

Study the subject you love and open up more choices, opportunities and experiences everyday at college.

Ofsted rates us ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features, so you’ll receive excellent education from day one. We have also been judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors who were assessing the experience of our residential students staying in our Halls of Residence.

5 SUPERB SUPPORT

6 WORK EXPERIENCE

You will get one-to-one support from your Personal Achievement Tutor.

Get involved on the perfect placement for you thanks to our links with hundreds of top employers.

9 LEARN WITH THE BEST

10 GUARANTEED PROGRESS

Shuttleworth College is a national leader of animal sciences and land-based education.

All full-time students can progress on to the next level with us right up to degree level.

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Our Campus Our 500 acre campus is not just a beautiful place to study, its unique working environments will provide you with everything you need to succeed. The following subjects are taught at Shuttleworth College: SUBJECTS WE OFFER Agriculture Animal Sciences Arboriculture & Forestry Countryside Management Equine & Horse Management

SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9DX

Fisheries & Fish Management Floristry Horticulture & Gardening Outdoor Adventure

You will have access to:

• A brand new Zoological Education Centre opening September 2019 – turn to page 14 to find out more! • Kingshill Farm (livestock and arable) • Mechanisation Centre of agricultural machinery • Mount Pleasant Equine Centre • Fish farm and lakes • Woodland and conservation area • Walled garden, lakes and parkland • Indoor and outdoor sports facilities, pitches and courts • Learning Resources Centre • Information Learning Technology suites • Munch & Mocha Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Artist’s impression of the new Zoological Education Centre due to open in September 2019!

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Getting to College Bus routes include the following locations:

By bus • We provide a part-subsidised college-run bus service to local towns and villages in the surrounding area dependent on demand • Find out where our bus service stops at www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/bustimes • The college-run bus service is subsidised depending on your household income*

Huntingdon Brampton Buckden Little Paxton St Neots Eaton Socon

Great Barford Bedford Shortstown Cotton End

Wrestlingworth Westlingworth Potton Potton Sandy Sandy Biggleswade Biggleswade Northill

By car

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Toddington Harlington Westoning Flitwick Ampthill Houghton Conquest

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

Leighton Buzzard Eaton Bray Tottenhoe Dunstable Houghton Regis

* In 2018/19 the cost was £110 per term if you had a household income of £30,000 or less and £225 per term for a household income over £30,000. It is cheaper if you pay for the whole year at £300 or £650 respectively. These are subject to review and can change, visit our website www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/ travelbursary to get the latest costs.

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Newport Pagnell Milton Keynes Bletchley

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

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Stotfold Arlesey Henlow Camp Lower Stondon Shillington Campton Shefford Clifton Henlow Langford Luton Streatley Barton Silsoe Maulden Clophill

Stevenage Hitchin Letchworth Baldock


TRAVEL BURSARY If you plan to travel to Shuttleworth College other than by college bus and study a full-time course (Advanced Level or below), you may qualify for a discounted bus pass or up to a £600 travel bursary as long as you: • are aged 16–18 on 31 August 2019 • live more than three miles (driving distance) from the campus you will be studying at • have a household income of £30,000 or less • are not eligible for financial support for travel from your Local Authority.*

Contact the Student Services help desk on: 01767

626222 or

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

Aged 19 or over with a household income of £28,000 or less? If you’re not eligible for other transport support and have applied for an eligible study programme, you will also qualify. Visit www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/ travelbursary for more information.

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Student Life

OUR STUDENTS TELL US THAT THEY LOVE HOW SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE IS SO DIFFERENT TO STUDYING AT SCHOOL... • More subjects to choose from • A varied day with time for independent study between lessons • Freedom to study in the way that works best for you • New friends to make and a new area to explore • Swap the textbooks for real life working environments • Benefit from the industry experience of your tutors and their connections • Your own Personal Achievement Tutor alongside your subject tutors • Student Ambassador Scheme and Student Voice Group

“Everything is well organised and well maintained and the tutors have so much knowledge. They have all worked in industry and have first hand experience of what we need to know. It’s such a friendly environment too.”

Gabe  |  Countryside & Wildlife Management Level 3

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ACCOMMODATION

FOCUS ON ENRICHMENT

Our Halls of Residence offer you a stepping stone to living independently in a safe and secure environment, and are particularly useful if your study programme involves you getting up early or finishing late. Many of our students say the friends that they make in Halls are like a second family, so you are sure to make friends for life. Our Halls fill up really quickly, so get your application in early if you are considering living on site.

The Bedford College Group Students’ Union is run by students for students enhancing your student journey. The Students’ Union works in partnership with the college, striving for outstanding teaching and learning, services and facilities. It is run by an elected team of students who work closely with the college Student Services team. The Students’ Union works with the college to make sure your voice is heard, your views understood and changes are made. The Students’ Union also puts on events, both educational and social, keeps you up to speed on national issues of concern to all students and supports a number of student chosen charities over the year.

Priority is given to early applications, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment! • Self-contained campus in the grounds of Shuttleworth College • Five residential halls split into under 18s, over 18s and male and female halls • Single study bedrooms with access to a modern common room complete with kitchen facilities, dining area, comfy chairs, sofas and plasma screen TV • Laundrette and gym nearby • Student Services and Warden teams on site at all times including an out-of-hours warden during the evenings and overnight • Three meals a day, five days a week, from Munch Mocha, our restaurant and coffee shop

In 2018/19 our accommodation cost was £3,960 per year (usually £1,320 paid termly in advance) inclusive full board during the week.* Help with costs for our Halls may be available to you through our residential bursary – visit: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/accommodation *subject to change, check online for the latest information.

All students are also able to purchase the NUS Extra student discount card which costs £12 and gives you great discounts with local and national retailers. The card also secures discounted admission at many theatres, cinemas, museums, art galleries, music events and festivals. For more information drop into the Students’ Union.

SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE HAS BEEN JUDGED ‘OUTSTANDING’ BY OFSTED FOR OUR RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION IN 2018

“Staying in Halls is good fun and I love meeting people from all different backgrounds and places.”

Emma  |  Agriculture Level 3

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Zoological Education Centre WELCOME TO OUR LIVING CLASSROOM OPENING SEPTEMBER 2019 Calling all new Animal Management students! We have some very exciting news for you – if you choose to start your study programme with us in 2019 you will be one of the first to study in our brand new “Eden style” Zoological Education Centre. Construction work is currently underway on the £3.65m modern standalone centre, complete with tropical rainforest setting, immersive bio-sphere and wide range of species! We’re so excited that the Biome will be the first facility of its type in a further education college and the best of its kind in the UK! We will have the facilities and expertise to take you from school leaver to graduate and access careers in animal welfare, conservation and veterinary nursing anywhere in the world! Shuttleworth College is the first college in the country to have a Biome – a large indoor dome that replicates the climate, plants, birds and reptiles of a tropical rain forest in South America.

The new £3.65m Zoological Education Centre will provide state-of-the-art training facilities in animal sciences and horticulture.

NO PASSPORT NEEDED! Visit Costa Rica – Take a walk through the tropical rainforest and smell a coffee tree whilst listening to the beautiful song of a tropical starling, or observing a hummingbird darting back and forth whilst feeding from a honeysuckle bush. This is just what you can expect to experience everyday without leaving the grounds of the College. We’re working closely with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), which owns London and Whipsnade Zoos, to create an environment where animal welfare is paramount and where you can train towards a successful career. Centre highlights: • Specialist animal care teaching areas • A tropical Biome • Brand new teaching facilities • The ability to further expand the range of animals we currently have

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PUTTING SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE ON THE WORLD MAP As a student at Shuttleworth College, you’ll be part of an international conservation and educational network, where conservation and care for the animals is the key priority while you learn how to support endangered species. We’ve already won international recognition as a college for helping to breed from an endangered iguana – and this is just the beginning. Come and join us on our conservation journey! Artist’s impression of the new Zoological Education Centre due to open in September 2019!

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Artist’s impressions of the new Zoological Education Centre due to open in September 2019!

Find out more about our brand new Zoological Education Centre at www.zoologicalcentre.co.uk

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Fees & Funding

We don’t believe that money worries should ever be a barrier for people coming to our College. Aged 16–18 and leaving school? The study programmes in this prospectus are FREE. Are you aged 19 or over? All full-time Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever your age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A-Level), courses are still FREE if you’re aged under 19 or 19–23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re aged over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. To find out the fees of our Level 3 qualifications visit our website www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/coursefees You may have to pay for specialist textbooks, uniforms or equipment, as well as trips and visits that boost your understanding of your subject. You can find out if there are any additional costs by viewing your study programme on our website or by looking on the study programme pages in this prospectus. A range of financial support packages are available, which include help with essential costs, travel or meals. Contact our Student Recruitment Team on 01767 626222 or enquiries@shuttleworth.ac.uk to find out if these could apply to you.

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studied the Level 3 Animal Management “Istudy programme here at the College and decided to stay and progress on to higher education partly because I knew the tutors and their way of teaching, but also because the Ecology unit appealed to me. I have always wanted to be a Zookeeper, but I am now also considering work in conservation, or possibly zoo education because I have been inspired by my tutors sharing their knowledge and now I want to do the same. Degree-level study is opening up lots of doors in the industry and I will certainly top up to the full BSc Degree after the Foundation Degree.” Harriet  |  Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL: We believe that the unique experiences, abilities and backgrounds of each individual at Shuttleworth College adds to the overall learning experience.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT: Support with assignments and exams.

STUDENT SUPPORT WE’RE HERE TO HELP...

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT: Specialist support staff for those with dyslexia, hearing or visual impairments. Contact our team on 01767 626222 or at

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find out how they can help.

SAFEGUARDING AND WELLBEING: We’ll keep you safe at all times and offer a dedicated counselling service if you need someone to chat to.

FINANCIAL ADVICE: Speak to our Student Services team for all money matters relating to college.

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Your Study Programme Think of your study programme as building up lots of different skills that will help you to stand out in today’s competitive market. Employers and universities are looking for much more than just a qualification these days, which is why we’ve designed our study programmes to include everything you need to be successful.

TIME MANAGEMENT

YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH: • A nationally-recognised qualification • English and maths qualifications if required • Work experience • Personal development skills such as confidence building • Study skills such as revision techniques • Employability skills such as CV writing • Additional industry relevant qualifications, depending on the programme you choose

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

FLEXIBILITY SELFMOTIVATION

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

WORK ETHIC

NATIONALLYRECOGNISED QUALIFICATION

ADDITIONAL VOCATIONAL LEARNING

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

ENGLISH & MATHS

TEAMWORK

RESILIENCE

STUDY SKILLS

COMMUNICATION

PERSONAL PRESENTATION

SELF-ESTEEM

WORK/VOLUNTARY EXPERIENCE

HOW TO SELF-MANAGE

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ENGLISH AND MATHS:

Love them or hate them, English and maths are essential for work and education. Many employers complain that too many young people lack the literacy (English) and numeracy (maths) skills needed for jobs in today’s workplace. If you’re not yet ready for work, but want to continue in education, you’ll also find that entry on to higher level courses requires grades 9–4 or A* – C in GCSE English and maths. In short, they’re very important and we’ll help you get the grades you need.

WORK EXPERIENCE Work experience is a key (and fun!) part of your full-time study programme at college. We have strong links with hundreds of employers in every industry area to ensure we find the best placement for you. Every student has a minimum of 20 hours of external work experience per year. Here’s a little peek at where some of our recent students have spent theirs: • Paradise Wildlife Park – Animal Management • Shepreth Wildlife Park – Animal Management • Woburn Estate – Countryside & Wildlife Management • PGL Activity Centre, Isle of Wight – Outdoor Adventure • Keith Harte Bloodstock at Woburn Stud – Equine Management • Dan Skelton’s [racehorse trainer] racing yard – Equine Management • Veterinary practices • Arable and livestock farms • Garden centres • Landscaping companies

’d like to be a Zookeeper and have “ Ibeen advised that my best route after College will be to take an internship at a zoo and learn through experience. In the meantime, I am learning so much here at College.” Ciara  |  Animal Management Level 3

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Qualifications Explained We are committed to helping you achieve your dreams and guarantee your progression on to the next level of study with us. This table shows how we can support you to progress all the way from Level 2 up to Level 6. Study Programme

Typical Entry Requirements

Equivalent

Level 6

• Top-up Degree

• Level 5 qualification OR • Related industry experience

BSc (Hons)

Level 5

• Higher National Diploma (HND) • Foundation Degree (FD) • Higher Level Apprenticeship

• Level 4 qualification OR • Related industry experience

Bachelor Degree (year 2)

Level 4

• Higher National Certificate (HNC) • Higher Level Apprenticeship

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

Bachelor Degree (year 1)

Level 3

• BTEC Diploma • Access to Higher Education • Advanced Level Apprenticeship

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

A-Levels

Level 2

• BTEC Certificate or Diploma • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

ONE YEAR PROGRAMME • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 or A* – D ideally including English and maths OR • A Level 1 qualification

GCSEs 9–4 or A* – C

TWO YEAR PROGRAMMES • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 or A* – G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in a relevant subject OR • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

LOOKING AT UNIVERSITY AFTER COLLEGE? We have high expectations for our students with many going on to universities across the UK including:

HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY SHEFFIELD

HALLAM UNIVERSITY

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY ASTON UNIVERSITY CARDIFF UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

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All of our Advanced Level full-time study and apprenticeship programmes have a UCAS points value –

your journey to uni starts here!

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As an apprentice, you’ll get all the benefits of studying with Shuttleworth College for an industry recognised qualification, while working in your chosen industry. We are the largest apprenticeship provider in the region, which means whatever career path you are interested in we will have an apprenticeship to suit you.

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE INCLUDE: Agriculture • Agriculture Level 2 & Level 3 • Crop Technician Level 3 • Stock Person Level 2 • Agriculture Higher Apprenticeship Level 4

Horticulture • Horticulture and Landscape Operative Level 2 • Horticulture Level 3

Arboriculture

For more information talk to our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01234 291747.

• Arborist Level 2 Countryside and Conservation • Environment & Conservation Level 2

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Apprenticeships WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?

THE BENEFITS

An apprenticeship is a programme of work-based learning. To be an apprentice an organisation must have offered you a contract of employment and pay you a salary as well as support you through your training.

You’ll need enthusiasm and commitment to study and work in a particular industry, but the rewards will be significant:

Your job role must be relevant to the apprenticeship qualifications you wish to undertake. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete depending on the type and level undertaken.

• get the best of both worlds by earning as you learn • choose from a wide range of practical trades and jobs • gain industry-recognised qualifications, Functional Skills and specialist techniques that could see you progress to high-level jobs in your chosen sector • learn from valuable job experience and time spent developing your skills on a day-to-day basis • after finishing, 90% of apprentices will stay in employment with 71% staying with the same employer1 • employers believe that apprentices are 15% more employable than graduates with other qualifications2.

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

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Apprenticeship Programmes We work with over 1,000 employers each year, and, as one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships in the South East Midlands we have the experience to help you excel during your apprenticeship. Our wide range of apprenticeships includes:

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• Environment & Conservation

• Arboriculture

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TO APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP YOU MUST BE 16 OR OVER. HERE ARE YOUR STEPS TO SUCCESS! I AM LOOKING FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP 1. We have hundreds of vacancies each year, visit our website: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/apprenticeships to find your perfect job. 2. Once you have found an apprenticeship that you are interested in, check you meet the criteria and complete the online application form. If you need help completing the application form contact our Recruitment Team on 01234 291747 or email apprenticeships@bedford.ac.uk

3. We will invite you in to meet with the Recruitment Team to discuss your application before we send it to the employer. 4. After an initial interview with our Recruitment Team we will keep in contact to keep you updated on your application and any other suitable vacancies to support you to find your ideal apprenticeship. 5. You will then start your apprenticeship!

I HAVE ALREADY BEEN OFFERED AN APPRENTICESHIP 1. If you have already been offered an apprenticeship you or your employer will need to contact our Business Development Team on 01234 291747. 2. A member of the Business Development Team will then contact the company to confirm that they have offered you an apprenticeship.

3. We will visit your employer to discuss your apprenticeship and carry out health and safety checks. 4. You will then be invited in to the college to discuss your apprenticeship and enrol onto your programme.

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

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What To Do Next

Follow our simple steps to apply for your chosen study programme and get your college journey started… You can apply online at any time! You don’t need to wait until you get your exam results. Visit www.shuttleworth.ac.uk Don’t forget to provide your correct contact details so we can keep in touch with you about your application.

COME ALONG TO ONE OF OUR OPEN DAYS! Tour our campus, speak to our tutors and meet our students. Pre-register online www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/opendays

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1 SHORTLIST YOUR FAVOURITE STUDY PROGRAMMES AND ATTEND AN OPEN DAY Visit: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/courses for the full list, or to pre-register for one of our open days.

2 APPLY ONLINE Apply for your chosen study programme. If you don’t have access to a computer call us on 01767 626222.

4 ATTEND YOUR WELCOME DAY

3 RECEIVE AN OFFER You will be invited in for an interview, within 4 weeks of submitting your application, where you will meet your tutor and find out more about the course. You will leave with a course offer.

You will get a taste of college life, meet your tutors and make new friends. Our Welcome Day at Shuttleworth College will be Tuesday 2 July 2019.

5 ENROLMENT You will be invited to enrol onto your study programme between Friday 23 August 2019 and Friday 6 September 2019. Don’t worry if you don’t get your grades, you can get advice at our open day on GCSE results day.

6 START YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME! Term starts on Monday 16 September 2019.

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Our Full-time Study Programmes One of the best things about coming to college after school is choosing the subject you are going to study. The next pages are full of all the great subject areas and specific study programmes we offer here at Shuttleworth. Each section will tell you a bit about: that sector; the different career paths available; how you can progress through the different levels; individual course details – with everything you need to know from the entry requirements to units of study – and of course, real life stories from current students!

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Access to Higher Education Access to Higher Education courses are a fast-track route to undergraduate study if you have been out of education for some time, or do not have the entry requirements for university. Our Access courses build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to progress on to study in the subject area you’re interested in. These courses are recognised by universities across the UK and allow entry on to higher education courses in your chosen specialist area. You will gain a good introduction to your chosen subject, develop your study skills and increase your confidence and ability with this level of study. The course takes one year and, on completion, you will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma. All pathways will include compulsory English and maths, as well as research skills units.

Course Insights ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (Based at our Shuttleworth College Campus) COURSE CODE: B1336 UNITS • Animal Behaviour • Animal Health & Welfare • Animal Management • Animal Nutrition • Animal Science • Conservation • Inheritance, Evolution & Ecology • Principles of Biology You could progress on to our Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSC) or study a range of degrees such as Animal Science, Biology, Veterinary or Zoology at university.

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Animal Sciences Our Animal Science programmes at Shuttleworth College enable you to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a successful career working with animals. The animal centre provides high quality learning opportunities in a practical environment. We are proud of our resource, which is divided into specialist zones housing both domestic animals and specialist zoo species from around the globe. This unique collection of animals provides an interesting and varied learning experience. Our animals are housed in a Defra approved facility where experienced staff provide care to the highest modern welfare standards, enabling you to observe and develop current industry relevant skills. A work experience placement carried out during the programme enables you to transfer these skills into the workplace.

Our new Zoological Education Centre is due to open in September 2019! Find out more on page 14.

Second year Advanced Level students have the opportunity to explore further afield with an educationally enhancing week long study tour. Most recently the students travelled to Holland, with visits to the internationally renowned Royal Burgers’ Zoo, Bergen Safari Park and Ouwehands Dierenpark.

OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES AND YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS: HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Animal Science BSc Hons (top-up from FdSc)*

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED Animal Management Advanced

Depending on your programme you will have the opportunity to go on local and overseas field trips. LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE Animal Care Intermediate * Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire.

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’ve always liked animals so I looked “ Ifor an Animal Management course to progress on to after finishing school. This study programme at Shuttleworth College was by far the best I found. The facilities here are very good and we have all the resources we need to complete the programme. Connor  |  Animal Management Level 3

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CODE: B336 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B348 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 or A* – D ideally including English and maths OR • Land-Based Studies BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 or A* – G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in animal care Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A* – C ideally including English and maths OR • Animal Care Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

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

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

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • You will be required to pay £30 for protective clothing • You will also need to pay £50 to attend educational trip(s) that complement your course WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress to further full-time study in animal care, such as our Animal Management Advanced Level 3 programme (see next entry).

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• Vocational Studies BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma • Animal Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

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• You will be required to pay £30 for protective clothing • You will also need to pay £50 to attend educational trip(s) that complement your course, as well as an optional £500 for a study tour WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress on to our Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information or visit www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/undergraduate), or into employment within the animal care industry.

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

There may also be the chance to compete in inter‑college competitions across the country. Out of class, you will have the opportunity to go on numerous visits to places of interest, including studs, veterinary centres and competitive events.

OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES AND YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS: HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Animal Science BSc Hons (top-up from FdSc)

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED Equine Management Advanced

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE Equine Care Intermediate

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’ve ridden since I was three years “ Iold and have my own horse at home who I compete at British Dressage (BD) Elementary Level. Once I’d finished my GCSEs, it was important for me to do something I would enjoy, and this study programme looked like it would open up plenty of opportunities in the industry.” Amy  |  Equine Management Level 3

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CODE: B1341 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B1342 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A* – C ideally including English and maths OR • Horse Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills If you want to take the riding option of this programme you will be required to participate in a riding assessment. Please note that the riding centre has a 13 stone weight limit.

WHAT WILL I STUDY? This study programme will develop your skills in all areas of equine care, including handling, grooming, feeding and fitting and using tack and equipment. There is an emphasis on equine health, welfare and behaviour, along with gaining an understanding of equine anatomy and physiology. There are both riding and non-riding options available. The Equine Centre has a wide range of horses for you to ride and care for, and our qualified, experienced teaching staff will help you develop your skills and knowledge.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the equine industry, focusing on: practical horse management, science and business including event management. Practical aspects will include stable management skills, fitting tack and equipment and preparing horses for presentation. Science will include biological systems, health, fitness and nutrition. There are both riding and non-riding options available. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Equine Management City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN?

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• Equine Care City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate AND • English and maths qualifications if required

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ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • You may be required to pay up to £200 for protective clothing. This will include boots, hat, body protector and gloves etc

You can progress on to our Equine Management Advanced Level 3 study programme (see next entry).

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Floristry As a Floristry student at our Shuttleworth College Campus, you will have everything you need to create beautiful floral designs including our specialist floristry workshops and preparation room.

OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES AND YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS: LEVEL 3 ADVANCED Floristry Advanced

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE

Our Floristry tutors pride themselves on keeping up-to-date with new trends, including the use of European and contemporary designs.

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Past students have gone on to various successes, including a Gold medal and title of Chelsea Young Florist of the Year. They have also set up their own thriving businesses and become florists in London and with big event organisers. Our current students have visited Covent Garden and Holland to view the flower auctions and taken part in master classes and workshops. You will have the opportunity to enter competitions and have regular talks from industry specialists, employers, guest speakers and the option to attend additional workshops with local floristry businesses.

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love working on advanced “ Itechniques, such as leaf manipulation, as well as unusual designs. I work at a Florist in Bedford where we share ideas; I show her the different techniques and skills I learn in College, and she shows me new techniques, so it’s nice to combine the two.” Rhiannon  |  Floristry Level 3

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CODE: B434 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B535 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A* – C ideally including English and maths OR • Floristry Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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

You will gain all the advanced skills and vocational knowledge needed for employment in the floristry sector. It will give you an in depth knowledge of running a floristry business, in addition to the advanced skills needed to create beautiful and modern floral designs.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Floristry NPTC Level 2 Technical Certificate AND • English and maths qualifications if required

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WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Floristry NPTC Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 72

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • You will be required to pay £900 for flower costs over the year • There will also be non-compulsory trips at approximately £300

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • You will be required to pay £950 for flower costs over the year • There will also be non-compulsory trips at approximately £300

WHAT COULD I DO NEXT?

WHAT COULD I DO NEXT?

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

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

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Land & the Environment We are very privileged that our Shuttleworth College Campus is situated in a large conservation area containing grassland, woodland, a working farm, lakes and fisheries centre.

Countryside students take part in residential trips including visits to conservation sites in Northumberland and the New Forest. In addition, our close links in Europe have presented opportunities for our Fisheries students to attend advanced fisheries an aquaculture programme at Groenwelle in Holland.

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Our students spend a lot of time out and about, seeing how things work in the industry, meeting employers and taking part in shows and events. In 2018 our Horticulture students won a silver medal for their garden design at the Ascot Spring Garden Show at Royal Ascot. Horticulture students have visited a range of sites including guided tours of Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley, Cambridge University Botanical Gardens, The Cornish Gardens including, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and The Eden Project. Our Agriculture students work closely with local employers and industry specialists. They have been to the Paris Agriculture show, competed with our livestock at national events, attended crop walks and taken part in workshops with advanced agricultural machinery supplied by Case IH and local machinery suppliers.

HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP Agriculture BSc (Hons)* Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED Agriculture Advanced Countryside Advanced Fisheries Advanced Horticulture Advanced

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

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We offer apprenticeships in Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, Horticulture and Trees & Timber. To find out more visit: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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he tutors at College are so “ Tknowledgeable and will always try and adapt the study programme to your needs and find a good balance between the theory and practical. You are always treated as an adult here, which makes you want to turn up, work hard and succeed.” Glen  |  Fish Management Level 3

AQUACULTURE TECHNICIAN FARM MANAGER GAMEKEEPER

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ENVIRONMENT OFFICER FISHERIES MANAGER

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CODE: B309 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B355 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 or A* – D including English and maths OR • Land-Based Studies BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 or A* – G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in landbased studies. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered. WHAT WILL I STUDY? This study programme will cover the foundation knowledge and skills needed for you to progress on to a Level 3 qualification, including estate maintenance, machinery maintenance, conservation, animal and plant husbandry, game management, business management and preparation for work. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Countryside & Environment BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • You will be required to pay up to £60 for materials • There will also be non-compulsory trips of approximately £200

Duration: 1 year • 2 GCSEs grades 9–3 or A* – D including English and maths OR • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies with Functional Skills WHAT WILL I STUDY? This study programme will cover the foundation knowledge and skills needed for you to progress on to a Level 3 qualification, including estate maintenance, machinery use, livestock husbandry, crop production, business management and work experience. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Agriculture BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • You will be required to pay up to £60 for materials • There will also be non-compulsory trips of approximately £500 WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress on to Agriculture Level 3, or employment in the farming industry as a farm hand or related role. Some of our students have gained employment in the local farming community and a large percentage progress on to the Level 3 qualification.

WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress on to a Level 3 programme (see next entries), an apprenticeship (see page 22), or find employment in the industry.

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CODE: B323 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B367 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A* – C ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A* – C ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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

This study programme includes sectors as diverse as habitat conservation, game management, conservation and environmental assessment, and estate management. It also provides training for people who are interested in working in allied industries, such as equipment sales, land-based industries, retail and recreation.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Agriculture BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Additional qualifications (at an additional cost) include: • NPTC Level 2 Safe Use of Pesticides Award • NPTC Forklift Assessment • Application of Veterinary Medicine Certificate UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • You will be required to pay up to £60 for materials. • There will also be non-compulsory trips of approximately £500 WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and, then top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. You could also go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the agriculture sector.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Countryside Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Additional qualifications (at an additional cost) include: • NPTC Level 2 Safe Use of Chainsaws Award UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • You will be required to pay up to £60 for materials • There will also be non-compulsory trips of approximately £500 WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and then top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. You could also go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the sector.

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CODE: B377 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B399 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A* – C ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A* – C ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This study programme includes units designed to prepare you for the diverse fisheries sector. You will study a range of units including; aquaculture, fish biology, fIsh management, aquatic ecology, cripinid fish farming and conservation and science.

This study programme focuses on the horticulture and arboriculture industries. The horticulture industry is a diverse sector and includes nursery work, garden maintenance, landscaping, garden design, plant breeding and selection, plant production, tree surgery, sports turf and groundsmanship, plant research and education.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Fish Management City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma. AND • English and maths qualifications if required.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Horticulture BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • There will be a range of study tours, some of which will be free, and payment plans are available for those that have a cost. Advanced notice of trips is given • You will be required to purchase equipment such as waders, gloves steel toe caps and overalls in order to take part in practical sessions WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress on to higher education in a wide range of land-based industries with the UCAS points you earn, from fisheries to aquaculture. Alternatively you can scope employment opportunities from the work experience you gain at Shuttleworth College.

Additional qualifications (at an additional cost) include: • Chainsaw & Related Operations NPTC Level 2 Award • Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award • Practical Horticulture RHS Level 1 or 2 Certificate UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • There will be a range of study tours, some of which will be free, and payment plans are available for those that have a cost. Advanced notice of trips is given • You will be required to purchase equipment such as steel toe caps and overalls in order to take part in practical sessions WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress to the Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and then degree top-up with the University of Bedfordshire, move into an apprenticeship or employment.

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huttleworth College has always “ Sbeen on my radar and when I finished school I knew I couldn’t be in a classroom any longer. I love being outside and want to get into landscape gardening, so this study programme was an obvious choice.  It’s such a lovely environment here at College and

everyone is so nice. The tutors will go out of their way to help you, as well as all other staff and even tutors on different courses! We’re like one big family.

I really enjoy propagation as it is fascinating to see things grow, as well as plant science, which involves work in the onsite lab. The walled garden is very smart and we have our own space for theory and practical work. My work experience placement with a landscaping company will give me the opportunity to transfer my skills in machinery maintenance and knowledge of plants and safety procedures in a commercial environment. After College I hope to either study Garden Design at university or start work straight away.” Imogen  |  Horticulture Level 3

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

National governing body qualification opportunities include British Canoeing Level 1 Paddlesport Instructor, RYA Dinghy Instructor and MLTE Climbing Wall Award. You will also benefit from the strong industry links the college has with a wide range of outdoor activity providers, which enable us to offer you a diverse selection of work placements both in the UK and across Europe. Past students have also been involved in competing nationally and worldwide for GB squads in canoe slalom and downhill mountain biking, and achieving scholarships such as ski instructors.

OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES AND YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS: HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Outdoor Adventure (Active Leisure & Watersports) Advanced

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE Outdoor Adventure Intermediate

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enjoy every aspect of the study “ Iprogramme, particularly the sailing. I’ve been in the Scouts for 13 years, so I’m very used to the great outdoors, but hadn’t sailed before so I took it up in the summer before starting College. I have now had the opportunity to develop these skills in a wide variety of locations and craft types including high performance dinghies. I also really enjoyed the environmental sustainability trip where we got involved in planting trees.” Emma  |  Outdoor Adventure Level 3

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OVERSEAS ACTIVITY LEADER

SAILING INSTRUCTOR PADDLE SPORTS INSTRUCTOR SPECIALIST ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUCTOR

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FREELANCE OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR SNOWSPORTS INSTRUCTOR

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EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT (OUTDOOR ADVENTURE)

CODE: B404 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B414 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs 9–3 or A* – D ideally including English and maths OR • Level 1 BTEC Diploma in Sport (Merit Grade) with Functional Skills You will also need a keen interest in outdoor related pursuits.

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A* – C ideally including English and maths OR • Outdoor Adventure or Sport Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills You will also need a keen interest in outdoor related pursuits.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This study programme combines both theory and practical sessions to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of outdoor education occupations. It is designed to give students detailed knowledge and practical outdoor industry skills.

The Extended Diploma is a two year full-time study programme that includes academic content focusing on the outdoor, sport and fitness sectors. You will study 19 units over the two years. The programme enables you to gain knowledge and understanding in the areas of the outdoor sector, alongside development of practical and technical skills to become an outdoor instructor. As part of the course you will undertake units including fitness, coaching, leadership, outdoor adventurous activities and expedition skills.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC Level 2 • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications AND • English and maths qualifications if required ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • College clothing including wetsuits etc approx £200 • Trips throughout the year £400 WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress on to study our Outdoor Adventure Level 3 (see next entries). Alternatively, you can enter employment at a trainee level in a range of outdoor adventure occupations, including becoming an Outdoor Instructor.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications • Emergency First Aid at Work UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 168 ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • College clothing including wetsuits etc approx £200 • Trips throughout the year £400 WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You can progress onto Higher Education including our Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus or visit www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/undergraduate), or into employment within the outdoor, sport or fitness sector.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE (ACTIVE LEISURE & WATERSPORTS) ADVANCED CODE: B1236 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs 9–4 or A* – C ideally including English OR • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Sport (Merit Grade) with Functional Skills You will also need a keen interest in outdoor related pursuits. WHAT WILL I STUDY? This study programme offers a fantastic combination of theory and vocational training and is ideal for students looking for a practical course with excellent career prospects. It is designed to give students detailed knowledge and practical skills associated with the principles and practices behind outdoor learning, expeditions and skills development. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN? • Year 1: Skills and Activities for Sports and Active Leisure (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC Level 3 • Year 2: Sailing and Watersports BTEC Level 3 Diploma • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications • Emergency First Aid at Work AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS POINTS AVAILABLE: Up to 112 ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS? • College clothing including wetsuits etc approx £200 • Trips throughout the year £400 WHAT COULD I DO NEXT? You could progress on to our Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HND (see our Undergraduate prospectus) or enter employment in a range of outdoor related occupations.

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Undergraduate Courses at Bedford, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Biggleswade If you’re thinking about taking a higher education qualification, university isn’t your only option. We offer a wide range of undergraduate courses at our Bedford College Campus, Shuttleworth College campus and Tresham College campus with fantastic support and expert teaching.

HONOURS TOP-UP

CAREERS

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

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

STAY LOCAL

COMPETITIVE TUITION FEES

Save thousands of pounds by studying locally at home.

Take advantage of our lower course fees and save thousands on your degree.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS

MORE SUPPORT

A variety of flexible study options from as little as six hours per week to fit around your work and other life commitments.

Smaller class sizes and more one-to-one support.

STRONG LINKS WITH EMPLOYERS

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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

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

What’s on offer? •7 Degrees (BSc/BA) •7 Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc) •7 Higher National Certificates & Diplomas (HNC & HND) •7 Teaching Qualifications •7 Access to University Courses

DON’T HAVE THE GRADES YOU NEED TO STUDY FOR A DEGREE? Or been out of study for a while? Then an Access to Higher Education course could be for you. Find out more at

www.bedford.ac.uk/access

Find out more at: www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate or www.tresham.ac.uk/undergraduate

WE HAVE STRONG LINKS WITH THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES:

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Find what you love Looking for even more choice? Check out the other full-time study programmes on offer at Bedford College. • Access to Higher Education • Art & Design • Business • Care & Childcare • Computing • Construction • Electrical Installation • Engineering • ESOL & EFL • Foundation Education

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• Hair & Beauty • Hospitality & Catering • Motor Vehicle • Music Technology • Performing Arts, Media & Music • Plumbing • Sport • Travel & Tourism • Uniformed Public Services

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Study Programme Index ANIMAL SCIENCE

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Agriculture Intermediate

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Animal Care Intermediate

34

Land-Based Studies Intermediate

46

Animal Management Advanced

34

Agriculture Advanced

47

Countryside Advanced

47

EQUINE MANAGEMENT Equine Care Intermediate

38

Fisheries Advanced

48

Equine Management Advanced

38

Horticulture Advanced

48

FLORISTRY

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LAND & THE ENVIRONMENT

Access to Higher Education

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Floristry Intermediate

42

Outdoor Adventure Intermediate

52

Floristry Advanced

42

Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Advanced

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Outdoor Adventure (Active Leisure & Watersports) Advanced

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DISCLAIMER: While every effort is made to ensure that the information within this prospectus is correct at the time of printing, some details may be subject to change. Shuttleworth 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 any 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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Shuttleworth College Full-time Study Programme Guide 2019-20  
Shuttleworth College Full-time Study Programme Guide 2019-20