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THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 2019-20

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WELCOME

TO THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP The Bedford College Group was formed in August 2017, following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College. As a result, we are now proud to be able to provide a wider range of undergraduate courses, giving our students more choice, opportunities and experiences across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. We offer courses based at Bedford College, Shuttleworth College in Biggleswade and Tresham College’s Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough campuses. We also have strong partnerships with the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Northampton, which allow our students the opportunity to complete full honours degrees in many of our subjects. By studying with us you will be able to take advantage of great facilities, small group sizes and competitive tuition fees. So whether you’re finishing sixth form or college, or already working and would like to return to education, our courses are an ideal choice.

OPEN DAYS BEDFORD COLLEGE

TRESHAM COLLEGE

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 5.00pm-8.00pm Thursday 23 August 2018, 2.00pm-7.00pm Thursday 1 November 2018, 5.00pm-7.30pm Tuesday 22 January 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday 13 March 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday 12 June 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm Thursday 22 August 2019, 2.00pm-7.00pm

CORBY CAMPUS

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

Thursday 22 August 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm

SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE Thursday 23 August 2018, 2.00pm-7.00pm 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-7.30pm Thursday 22 August 2019, 2.00pm-7.00pm BEAT THE QUEUES Pre-register your place online now at www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/opendays

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 5.30pm-7.30pm Thursday 23 August 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm Tuesday 13 November 2018, 5.00pm-7.30pm Tuesday 29 January 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm Tuesday 19 March 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm Tuesday 18 June 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm

KETTERING CAMPUS Wednesday 20 June 2018, 5.30pm-7.30pm Thursday 23 August 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm Wednesday 14 November 2018, 5.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday 30 January 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday 20 March 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday 19 June 2019, 5.00pm-7.30pm Thursday 22 August 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm BEAT THE QUEUES Pre-register your place online now at www.tresham.ac.uk/opendays


CONTENTS 2

Welcome

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Why choose us?

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University partnerships

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Qualifications guide

Our courses 8

Access to Higher Education

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Agriculture

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Animal Sciences

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Art & Design

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Business

38

Care & Childcare

43

Computing

45

Construction & Building Services

50

Engineering

56

Performance, Music Technology & Media

66

Psychology & Crime

68

Science

70

Sport

76

Teacher Education & Training

84

Travel & Tourism

88

Higher Apprenticeships

90

Professional Development

92

Studying at Bedford College’s Bedford and Kempston Campuses

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Studying at Shuttleworth College Campus

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Studying at Tresham College Campus

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Funding: What is available?

100 Student support 101 How to apply 102 A-Z course index 103 Contact us Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure the information within this prospectus is correct at the time of printing, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group 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. Applicants will be informed of any changes at the earliest opportunity. 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. Any refunds will be in line with our refunds and compensation policy, which is published on our websites.

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WHY CHOOSE US? THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP INCORPORATES BEDFORD COLLEGE, SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE GIVING OUR STUDENTS MORE CHOICES, OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES HONOURS TOP-UP

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

STAY LOCAL

Save thousands of pounds by studying locally and living at home.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS

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

STRONG LINKS WITH EMPLOYERS

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

CAREERS

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

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COMPETITIVE TUITION FEES

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

MORE SUPPORT

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

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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

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UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS WE HAVE STRONG PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES:

At the University of Bedfordshire we believe that your university experience is about far more than just your course, which is why we offer you more than a great degree. Our partnership with The Bedford College Group allows you to gain support from both institutions and gives you a wealth of facilities to utilise during your studies, including our new seven-storey library in Luton.

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see we do things a bit differently…

With campuses in Bedford (situated within walking distance of the College), Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, we’re a modern, vibrant institution offering high quality, career-focused teaching, excellent student support and a great global student experience, all within state-of-the-art facilities.

We know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and always looking for ways to make a positive difference will change the future. To help people make the changes that will transform their lives is what motivates us – people like you.

We’ve also won awards, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2011 and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education in 2013, for our ground breaking research, making us a leading university for career prospects and career choices.

GRADUATION Successfully completing your higher education course is a huge achievement, and each year we invite all our degree level students to celebrate their success.

That’s because we believe change is the most powerful force for good in the world. Without it, we can’t move forward. Why do things the same as everyone else when a new and better way is just waiting to be found?

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but already leading the way in doing good things that help society – which we call “social impact”. We have won awards for our work in this area, but what really matters to us is making sure our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark in the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a “Changemaker Campus”. Perhaps you want to study for a degree to kick-start your career - or take it to the next level? Maybe you’re passionate about a subject that has grabbed your interest and won’t let go, and want to learn every detail you can? Maybe you simply want to change the world? Whatever has led you to us, we’re glad you’re finding out more about the University of Northampton.

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QUALIFICATIONS GUIDE Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma

BTEC Higher National Certificates/Diplomas

WHAT IS IT?

WHAT ARE THEY?

(Pre-Degree)

(HNCs/HNDs)

BSc and BA ‘top-ups’ (Top-up from HND or Foundation Degree) WHAT ARE THEY?

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.

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.

Run in partnership with the University of Northampton or University of Bedfordshire, these courses enable those who have graduated with a HND or Foundation Degree in some subject areas to top-up and achieve a degree qualification without the need to take a full three or four year degree programme. These courses often involve study both at College and at a partner university.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE?

HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE?

The Art & Design Foundation Diploma takes one year to complete. Find out more about this course on page 20.

Access to Higher Education courses WHAT ARE THEY?

These courses are designed to provide a route to higher education if you don’t have the right qualifications or experience to start a degree. Access courses aim to introduce you to a subject area, develop your study skills and build your confidence and ability with higher education study. Access courses are recognised by universities across the UK and allow entry on to higher education programmes at Bedford College and beyond.

HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE?

Our Access to Higher Education courses take one year to complete. Find out more on pages 8 and 9.

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.

Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc)

WHAT ARE THEY?

Foundation Degrees are higher education qualifications that have been developed with employers to advance your skills in a specific industry sector. They are assessed through project work, reports, exams, practical work and presentations.

HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE?

A Foundation Degree takes two to four years to complete depending on the study route you choose. It is equivalent to the first 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.

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BSc and BA ‘top-ups’ take one or two years to complete.

Teaching qualifications WHAT ARE THEY?

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

HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE?

Our Cert Ed and PGCE courses take one to two years to complete depending on the study route you choose. Each of our CPD University Certificates is offered on a 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 76.


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

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Access to Higher Education

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Agriculture

15

Animal Sciences

19

Art & Design

35

Business

38

Care & Childcare

43

Computing

45

Construction & Building Services

50

Engineering

56

Performance, Music Technology & Media

66

Psychology & Crime

68

Science

70

Sport

76

Teacher Education & Training

84

Travel & Tourism

88

Higher Apprenticeships

90

Professional Development

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION WANT TO STUDY AT DEGREE LEVEL BUT DON’T HAVE THE GRADES YOU NEED? Access to Higher Education courses are a great way to gain the qualifications that you need to study at degree level. Our flexible study options mean that you can balance your study with your work and family commitments. Loans to help pay for your Access course If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification, your course will be free for you to study. If you are aged 19-23 and already hold a Level 3 qualification, such as A-Levels or a BTEC Diploma, or if you are aged 24 or over, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees. If you then go on to complete a higher education qualification after your Access course, any remaining balance from your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off when you graduate.

Course overview

Staff expertise

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.

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

We offer Access courses at Bedford College, Shuttleworth College and Tresham College’s Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough campuses. Visit our websites for more information on where you can study your chosen pathway. At Bedford College and Tresham College we also offer the Level 2 Preparation for Access course. This one year course is designed for those who do not yet have the entry criteria for the Level 3 Access course. It is suited to adults who have been out of education for some time and who need to re-learn how to study at a higher level before progressing onto the intensive Access programme.

Areas of study Depending on your chosen specialist subject, you will study subject specific units plus the following core units: essay writing and communication skills; mathematics; research skills and study skills. You will also undertake an independent research project and tutorial. These units are the core subjects of study for all pathways.

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

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University links We have close links with local universities including the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Northampton. We liaise with them directly about the entry criteria for applicants and the interview process.

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


Access to Higher Education

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College, Shuttleworth College and Tresham College

LEVEL 3

Course details FULL-TIME Course length

1 year

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

ACCESS TO ANIMAL MANAGEMENT Based at: Shuttleworth College

Course code: B1336

Cost: £5,197

Course code: E2283

Cost: £3,022

ACCESS TO BUSINESS STUDIES Based at: Bedford College

ACCESS TO BUSINESS AND COMPUTING (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION) Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus

Course code: TKE181

Cost: TBC**

Based at: Tresham College, Wellingborough Campus

Course code: TWE181

Cost: TBC**

Course code: E2290

Cost: £3,384

Course code: E2280

Cost: £3,928

ACCESS TO COMBINED SCIENCE Based at: Bedford College

ACCESS TO COMPUTING Based at: Bedford College

ACCESS TO CREATIVE ARTS AND MEDIA (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION) Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus

Course code: TKL157

Cost: TBC**

Course code: D1539

Cost: £3,928

Based at: Tresham College, Corby Campus

Course code: TCE102

Cost: £3,380

Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus*

Course code: TKE102

Cout: £3,380

Based at: Tresham College, Corby Campus

Course code: TCE101

Cost: £3,020

Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus*

Course code: TKE101

Cost: £3,020

Based at: Tresham College, Wellingborough Campus

Course code: TWE101

Cost: £3,020

ACCESS TO ENGINEERING Based at: Bedford College

ACCESS TO HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND SCIENCE

ACCESS TO HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

ACCESS TO MUSIC AND MEDIA PRODUCTION (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION) Based at: Bedford College

Course code: E2347

Cost: £3,384

ACCESS TO NURSING & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS (INCLUDING MIDWIFERY) Based at: Bedford College

Course code: E2289

Cost: £3,384

Course code: E2307

Cost: £3,022

Course code: E2288

Cost: £3,022

Course code: TKE179

Cost: £3,384

Course code: E2287

Cost: £3,384

ACCESS TO PSYCHOLOGY Based at: Bedford College

ACCESS TO SOCIAL SCIENCE Based at: Bedford College

ACCESS TO TEACHING Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus

ACCESS TO TEACHER EDUCATION Based at: Bedford College How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College: Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/access for more information on each course. Apply direct to Tresham College: Visit www.tresham.ac.uk/access for more information on each course.

* Also offered as a part-time and blended study option. **Please visit www.tresham.ac.uk to find out more

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JESSICA’S STORY ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION: HEALTH PROFESSIONS I’d been out of education for nine years before starting this course at Tresham College. I currently work in administration but I want to get into mental health nursing, so this is the first step towards getting the qualifications I need. Once I have the Access qualification I am planning to go to the University of Northampton to study Mental Health Nursing. I’ve really enjoyed the psychology side of the course because it is the most relevant aspect for me and my career plans, and I enjoy learning about the brain. My tutors have been very supportive. Getting back into education was a bit of a shock at first, but it’s surprising how quickly everything comes back to you.

The Access course is perfect for a mature student working full-time because there is the flexibility to study in your own time and fit the work around you.

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

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Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Shuttleworth College and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

3 days per week

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000 £90 for safety equipment £750 for trips (optional)

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

PART-TIME Course length

4 years

Study time

6 hours per week

Number of units

8

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit £90 for safety equipment £750 for trips (optional)

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: B1323

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Agriculture BSc (Top-Up from FdSc)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Shuttleworth College and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 6

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

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

3 days per week

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £9,250 £90 for safety equipment £750 for trips (optional)

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Applications should be made to the University of Bedfordshire (institution code B22) using course code D400 www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/ undergraduate/next-year/agriculture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ED’S STORY

AGRICULTURE FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) Ed grew up in the countryside where he often spent time helping with various jobs from field maintenance to horses. “Farming is a way of life for many,” said Ed. “And through education we can make basic changes to aid improvements.” On completing the Advanced Level Agriculture study programme here at Shuttleworth, Ed did his research and realised that, to pursue a high level job in the industry, he would need to be educated to degree level, as well as have plenty of work experience behind him. He enrolled on to the Foundation Degree in its inaugural year. “There is a lot more science involved in the degree-level course, both theory and practical,” explained Ed. “For instance, when we work on the farm we carry out blood tests on the livestock and the theory really pieces together everything we learn on the practicals.” Ed has had work experience on the College farm. Working as a Farm Manager Assistant he has experienced all aspects from sales, to which crops to plant, to record keeping. “I’ve also had the opportunity to complete additional qualifications during my time here including a JCB course and a spray course.”

The facilities are very good at Shuttleworth. As a higher education student we now have access to the HE centre, which is a private space for degree-level students to work, meet and relax. After completing the Foundation Degree Ed is aiming to top up his qualification to a full degree and then move into a managerial role with an agricultural company, or possibly work as an agronomist in developing countries, helping them to boost the farmland they have.

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ANIMAL SCIENCES Courses • A  nimal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) • Animal Science BSc (Top-Up from FdSc)

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Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Shuttleworth College

LEVEL 5

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

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

Areas of study

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000 £750 for trips (optional) £40 for safety equipment

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: DN32 Course code: B868

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

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

Industry links

PART-TIME Course length

4 years

Study time

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

Number of units

8

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit £750 for trips (optional) £40 for safety equipment

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: B869

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

Future options On successful completion of this course you can progress on to our top-up course to achieve an Animal Science BSc (Hons) Degree (see page 17). You could also progress to employment in a relevant field: recent graduates have obtained employment at zoos and animal parks, in animal and medical research, in administration and in the teaching of animal related subjects.

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

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

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

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Animal Science BSc (Top-Up from FdSc)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Shuttleworth College and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 6

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

FULL-TIME Course length

1 year

Study time

2 and a half days per week

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £9,250 £750 for trips (optional)

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Applications should be made to the University of Bedfordshire (institution code B22) using course code B1286 www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/ undergraduate/next-year/animal-science

PART-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

1 and a half days per week

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £4,625 £750 for trips (optional)

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SCOTT’S STORY ANIMAL MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) I have progressed from Level 1, all the way up through the levels to degree-level study here in the Animal Unit at Shuttleworth College. I chose to stay here for higher education because I wanted to keep furthering my education. I love it here; I know all the people, all the animals and coming here was the best thing I have ever done. It was a big jump to go from Level 3 to a Foundation Degree, but it’s been worth it. The tutors have always been there to help and outside of lessons you can email them at any time and they will help you. Over the years I have particularly enjoyed working with the macaws, meerkats and reptiles. I’ve also just enjoyed a work experience placement at The Cat Survival Trust in Welwyn. It was good to put all of my skills into practice, but working with big cats was one species that was completely new to me! The units we have studied on both Ecology and Scientific Methods have opened up new career ideas for me, and I am interested in getting into animal rescue or behaviour, once I have topped up to the full BSc degree here at Shuttleworth. I’ve always loved film as well, so a wildlife cameraman would be a dream job; maybe I could be the next David Attenborough!

The new Animal Unit that is being built at the College will be really good for the new students coming in. I am gutted I will just miss out on it, but I will come back and visit!

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ART & DESIGN Courses • A  rt & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) • 3D Design BTEC HNC • Arts Practice BTEC HNC/HND • Digital Design BTEC HNC/HND • Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC • Fashion BTEC HND & Textiles BTEC HND • Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND • Interior Design BTEC HND • Photography BTEC HNC/HND • Product Design BTEC HND • Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Top-Up

Coming soon to Bedford College* • Fashion & Textiles BA (Hons) Top-up • Photography BA (Hons) Top-Up Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate for more details. *Subject to validation

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Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 3

Course details 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 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Aged 19-23 course fee: £2,085 £150 for studio resources

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L500

Aged 24 and over course fee: £4,170 £150 for studio resources

Help with the cost of your course… If you’re aged 19 or over an Advanced Learner Loan is available to pay for your Art & Design Foundation Diploma tuition fee. You will have any outstanding debt written off if you go on to complete a higher education qualification. You may also be eligible for a bursary that could provide even more financial support to help make your course affordable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

3D Design BTEC HNC LEVEL 4

Course details FULL-TIME Number of units

8

Course length

1 year

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500 £150 for studio resources per year. Trips and visits will incur extra cost, this will be discussed at interview.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

PART-TIME Number of units

8

Course overview This creative qualification is designed to introduce you to contemporary 3-dimensional (3D) design. The course focuses on interior design and product design, including lighting, furniture, homeware and jewellery design. During the course you will have the opportunity to develop methodologies for idea generation and strategies for contemporary making. You will be exposed to new materials employed within the 3D design field like jesmonite. In addition you will engage in contextual understanding of European design and 3D design from various cultures. The course is supported by workshops delivered by guest lecturers and cultural visits abroad to Europe and American cities. In addition, we visit/show at several design exhibitions and international design events such as New Designers in London.

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

Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year. Trips and visits will incur extra cost, this will be discussed at interview.

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.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1621

Industry links

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

Staff expertise

We have strong links with industry and regularly invite in guest lecturers to deliver hands on workshops such as Katie Gillies, a professional in jesmonite homeware and furniture surfaces. Jade Hibbert delivers silversmithing and Arthur Mansell a leading expert in mould making. We also have visits to John Lewis headquarters for an insight into product photography.

Future options On successful completion of the HNC you will have the option to progress onto our HND in Product Design or HND in Interior Design. 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. Undergraduate Prospectus 2019-20

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JACK’S STORY 3D DESIGN HND I’ve always loved Art & Design. I studied Art at GCSE and A-Level at school, and then came to Bedford College to study the Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree). This gave me a great insight into studying Art & Design at a higher level. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to specialise in Graphics or 3D Design, and the Foundation Diploma enabled me to try out both. After choosing 3D Design for my final project, my mind had been made up and I progressed on to the HNC followed by the HND. When I first started out on the course, I enjoyed making the products more than the initial conception, but now it’s the other way round. I love looking at trends and then designing my own products in CAD – I have always enjoyed drawing and sketching ideas. My favourite projects have been a lamp made from jesmonite and a space saving desk.

We get great support from our tutors, and, to be honest, they have been our saviours at times! It’s a really hands on course with plenty of materials available to you. Last year I managed to secure myself a two day per week internship with Koti Studio near St Neots, which has been great, and I am now applying for full-time jobs in product or furniture design. For me, it’s definitely been a better option than university. My sister studied the Graphic Design HND here and went straight into a full-time job at the end of it; I’m hoping to do exactly that.

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Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

Arts Practice 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 (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500 £150 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £5,500 £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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

This course is designed to allow you to explore your artistic practice through a broad diagnostic introduction to contemporary art. You will develop methodologies for idea generation within an art context. The course will also introduce you to the philosophy and sociology of art. Art theory and contextual studies are delivered alongside your practical art work. An emphasis is put on professional practice through live projects and by enabling you to submit work to national art competitions, for example the Jerwood Drawing Prize.

Areas of study During this course you will study the following units: contextual and cultural referencing; ideas generation; professional practice; project design and implementation and 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; professional development, contextual studies, individual project, techniques and process, media practice and material practice.

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

PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Industry links

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)

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, Chris Dobrowolski, Andy Holden, Jess Wilson 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.

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1321

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1322

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

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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Digital Design BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500 £150 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £5,500 £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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

This course will enable you to develop 2D and 3D digital skills for concept art, character animation and interface design. You will work in a purpose built studio equipped with industry standard software tools including Adobe Animate, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya and Maxon Cinema 4D, Unity and Unreal 4.

Areas of study The HNC will give you the opportunity to explore digital art, animation, 3D modelling and an introduction to the process of designing assets for games, from concept to visual demonstration. The HND will enable you to work with greater independence and autonomy. The Professional Practice and a knowledge of the industry will be a key feature of HND. The course is supported by a series of technical and creative workshops. There is an opportunity for optional cultural visits abroad to destinations such as Berlin and Amsterdam.

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

Industry links

PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

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.

Course length

2 years

1-2 years (depending on prior learning)

Future options

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1625

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1631

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

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

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

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

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Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC LEVEL 4

Course details FULL-TIME Number of units

8

Course length

1 year

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500 £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 192W Course code: L1644

PART-TIME Number of units

8

Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1642

Course overview

This highly creative ‘multi-award winning’ Fashion and Textiles HNC course will equip you with the starting blocks for a successful career within the exciting and past-paced fashion or textile industry. You will develop a broad range of practical and technical skills in areas such as pattern cutting, draping and production as well as creative skills in research for fashion, fashion design, illustration, technical drawings, computer aided design, fashion trends and forecasting. In addition to fashion specific skills, you will explore textile techniques and processes such as digital and screen printing, heat transfer printing and laser cutting. You will regularly take part in national and international live competition briefs and build a creative, professional portfolio that can be used for job interviews or further study.

Areas of study

During this course you will study the following compulsory units: professional development, contextual studies, techniques and processes for fashion and textiles, computer aided design (CAD), fashion and textiles practices, pattern cutting and garment making and fashion and textiles collection.

Staff expertise

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

Industry links

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

You will have the opportunity to develop your own industry network through internships and national and international competitions. Each year, students have the opportunity to enter live competitions and many of our students have been shortlisted and won prestigious awards. Project 20/20 and beyond was part of the Professional Clothing Awards “Industry Recognised Category” for 2017, that looked at recognising emerging talents and design innovation in our industry from fashion students of leading fashion and textiles universities around the country. Hundreds of entries were submitted nationally and Bedford College students took 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize with Bedford College taking the prize for overall winning university.

Future options

Successful completion of the HNC will allow you to progress onto our bespoke Fashion HND or Textiles HND pathways (see page 26 for details).

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. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course. Undergraduate Prospectus 2019-20

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Fashion BTEC HND and Textiles BTEC HND (Follow on from Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Fashion Higher National Diploma (HND)

Textiles Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500 £150 for studio resources per year

Course fee: £5,500 £150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code:TE01 Course code: L1645

Fashion Higher National Diploma (HND)

Textiles Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1-2 years (depending on prior learning)

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)

PART-TIME Qualification

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

£750 per 15 credit unit £750 per 15 credit unit £150 for studio resources per year

£150 for studio resources per year

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1629

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1643

Following on from the Fashion and Textiles BTEC HNC, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either fashion or textiles with these bespoke pathways. The Fashion HND and Textiles HND allow you to develop your skills and explore these creative industries in more depth. You will have the opportunity to visit galleries, trade shows and trend forecasting events, both in the UK and abroad. Students will take part in annual fashion shows and exhibit their work at the South Bank Centre of Arts at Bedford College.

Areas of study Fashion BTEC HND

You will build on and develop your technical skills in the disciplines covered during the HNC and will also be introduced to surface pattern for fashion using both traditional and non-traditional methods. Alongside this, you will develop professional practice and entrepreneurial skills that will help you to define your career goals.

Textiles BTEC HND

You will master the art creating dynamic surface pattern print designs by using personalised colour combinations and approaches and incorporating dying, embroidery and embellishment techniques to further enhance sampling and garments. This course will allow you to further develop the skills learnt from the HNC and help you build on your confidence in using industry standard equipment.

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

Future options Successful completion of a HND will allow you the opportunity to progress onto the Fashion and Textiles BA (Hons) Top-up offered at Bedford College (subject to validation).

Entry requirements You will require a HNC in Fashion and Textiles. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. 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. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

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National success for our Fashion & Textiles students The undergraduate Fashion & Textile students at Bedford College have experienced great success in national competitions over the years, and most recently with The Bradford Textile Society. This prestigious textile competition draws attention from the UK’s top textile universities with more than 1,000 entries. Bedford College student, Sophie Penwright, was awarded 1st place in the category of 'The Clothworkers Company Award', a printed textile design for either fashion or interiors which shows creative potential.

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Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

BEDFORD COLLEGE BEDFORD COLLEGE Course fee: £5,500 Course fee: £5,500

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 001W Course code: L511

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: GD01 Course code: TKL130

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 5W9W Course code: TKL132

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1-2 years (depending on prior learning)

Study time

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

TRESHAM COLLEGE TRESHAM COLLEGE Course fee: £5,950 Course fee: £5,950

PART-TIME

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

BEDFORD COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

BEDFORD COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1622

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1630

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKL131

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKL151

Additional course costs: £150 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year. The optional trip abroad will incur extra cost, this will be discussed at interview.

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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, practicing tutors you will develop a portfolio covering traditional print, digital, advertising, branding, corporate identity, illustration and typography. At Bedford College, students have won D&AD and YCN awards for seven consecutive years and present their work to industry through both local exhibitions, and within a major London venue as part of D&AD’s New Blood Festival. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to take part in an optional trip abroad.

Areas of study

You will study the following compulsory units: graphic design practices, techniques and processes, professional development and professional practices, external design projects, typography, collaborative and advanced design projects and contextual studies. Specialist units could include: communication in graphic design, branding and identity, art direction, surface design and conceptual design practices, creative industries placement and photographic practices.

Staff expertise

At Bedford College you will benefit from highly-experienced, enthusiastic tutors who have worked with Tesco, M&S, The Royal Opera House; Ministry of Sound; Coca-Cola; MTV; Ben & Jerry’s; Bosch; Sony PlayStation; The Beano; Centre Parcs and The Daily Telegraph. Tresham College tutors have experience working with Laura Ashley, Ideal Standard, Water Aid, Oxford Playhouse, Ford Motor Co and Oxfam UK.

Industry links

At Bedford College we offer opportunities to undertake paid work experience, with recent placements at: Jam (London), Ted Baker, Bonfire Design, World of Initials. In the second year, you will gain first-hand work experience trading under our in-course design company ‘Bridge’, tackling live, external fee-paying projects. Tresham College students have carried out live projects and work placements at Kettering and Corby Borough Council, SC Agency, Adrenaline Alley and Elgoods Brewery. Many of our previous students have gained careers with UK wide Graphic Design Agencies and other related industries.

Future options

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to our HND. Completion of the HND may enable you to move directly into employment within the industry, or alternatively progress onto our Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Top-up offered at Bedford College (see page 34).

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, including A-Levels Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Assessment methods

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.


MATTHEW’S STORY GRAPHIC DESIGN HND I am already a freelance Graphic Designer but was looking for an affordable pathway to attaining the BA (Hons) qualification because I believe it’s a lot easier to get work if you have a degree. My girlfriend recommended the College to me and I decided to enrol because it was a lot cheaper than going to university. Aside from getting me the qualifications I need, the course is also a great opportunity to build up a portfolio. I’m enjoying learning about different areas of design; my work to date has been mostly in publication design, whereas here I have learnt much more including logo and packaging design. I have found it hard to analyse my own work and be taught how to do something differently when you think what you do is right, but my tutors are really good and help me get to grips with new ideas and techniques.

I would definitely recommend the College as a good stepping stone to getting where you want to be in your career.

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Interior Design BTEC HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 5

Course details FULL-TIME Number of units

8

Course length

1 year

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500 per year £150 studio fees. Trips and visits will incur extra cost, this will be discussed at interview.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: ID01 Course code: L1637

Course overview This course follows on from the one year HNC in 3D Design and it will enable you to develop ideas for creative design briefs and build your confidence to tackle self-directed projects. You will develop skills within the Interior Design industry, enabling the exploration of design ideas and the visualisation of concepts through material exploration and visual communication methods. You will undertake inspirational visits, hands-on workshops and initiative project work.

Areas of study The course will help you develop an understanding of the fundamental properties of common materials and their structure and will inspire creative experimentation. You will develop the skills needed to use trend forecasting for interiors and engage with material and new technology innovation. Units will include surface design, applied practice and advanced interior design studies.

Staff expertise

PART-TIME Number of units

8

Course length

1-2 years

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.

Study time

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

Industry links

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit £150 studio fees. Trips and visits will incur extra cost, this will be discussed at interview.

The course is supported through workshops delivered by guest designers from industry. Our students have gained employment with local and London based design agencies for example jewellery designers and lighting designers.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1635

Future options

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

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 In order to begin this course you will need to have passed the HNC in 3D Design. Entry may be subject to a successful interview, where you will be required to bring along a portfolio of your work.

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

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Photography BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME

This course will enable you to make images that you are interested in and you will develop an understanding of how to apply your practice within a commercial context, for example fashion, advertising, product and editorial. Practical assignments will enable you to acquire conceptual and technical skills in contemporary image making.

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)

You will be issued with project briefs which will develop your understanding of photography as a craft in the studio environment and on location. The technical practice is underpinned by your understanding of photography as a tool to communicate meaning and message to a variety of audiences.

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

BEDFORD COLLEGE BEDFORD COLLEGE Course fee: £5,500 Course fee: £5,500

Areas of study

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 101W Course code: L1410

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 001W Course code: L1412

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: PH01 Course code: TKL139

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: MGS1 Course code: TKL141

TRESHAM COLLEGE TRESHAM COLLEGE Course fee: £5,950 Course fee: £5,950

PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

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 Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

BEDFORD COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

BEDFORD COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1626

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1632

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKL140

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKL154

Additional course costs: £150 contribution towards materials, exhibitions and competitions per year. The optional trip abroad will incur extra cost, this will be discussed at interview.

You will study the following compulsory units: contextual and cultural referencing; ideas generation; professional practice; project design and implementation; visual communication. You will cover a range of specialist units, including: advertising photography; darkroom practice in photography; fashion photography; lens-based photography techniques; location photography and studio practice in photography. You will use industry standard cameras, lenses , lighting, equipment and editing software. Students will also be encouraged to engage in contemporary debate about political, social and economic factors which influence contemporary photography.

Staff expertise

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

Industry links

You will have the opportunity to undertake freelance photography work, enter competitions, and visit contextual exhibitions. At Bedford College students exhibit their photography annually at local venues and the course has been recognised by the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP). At Tresham College, students have exhibited work in The Rooftop Gallery in Corby and The Yards in Kettering.

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

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SHANNEN’S STORY PHOTOGRAPHY HNC I have had an interest in photography for a long time and studied a Level 3 photography course at Tresham College before enrolling onto the HNC. I knew that I wanted to work towards a Photography Degree but I didn’t feel quite ready to move away to study, so the option to continue my education at Tresham College was ideal for me. I intend to continue at Tresham College to gain the HND qualification and then possibly complete a topup year at university to achieve the full degree.

This course has really challenged my thinking about photography and has certainly improved my technical ability. I have been able to increase my understanding of dark room processes, gain more experience of studio work and explore concepts such as minimalism. I have also had the opportunity to work with graphic design and fashion students on a Vogue themed magazine project, which was great for gaining experience of collaborative work.

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Product Design BTEC HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 5

Course details FULL-TIME Number of units

8

Course length

1 year

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500 per year £150 studio fees.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 092W Course code: L1641

Course overview This course follows on from the one year HNC in 3D Design and it will prepare you for a career as a creative designer and maker. A creative studio culture allows you to discover the potential for producing products that range from everyday functional to the one off. A comprehensive set of workshops will support your learning and encourage you to tackle current design issues such as small scale living and sustainability.

Areas of study The course and will introduce you to design manufacturing, new materials and trend forecasting. You will also develop methodologies for idea generation within the industry, the design cycle, analysis and testing. There is an emphasis on contemporary making skills for example jesmonite, wood, metal and plastics. The programme is delivered by design practitioners in the purpose built South Bank Arts Centre.

Staff expertise

PART-TIME Number of units

8

Course length

1-2 years

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit £150 studio fees.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1639

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

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

Industry links You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops delivered by guest designers as well as visiting design destinations such as Berlin, Milan and New York. Former students have progressed to employment with local and London based design agencies.

Future options 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 In order to begin this course you will need to have passed the HNC in 3D Design. Entry may be subject to a successful interview, where you will be required to bring along a portfolio of your work.

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

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Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Degree Top-Up

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 6

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

FULL-TIME Course length

1 year

Study time

2 days a week (tutor contact time)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs

Course fee: £7,500 Other course costs: • Basic art & design equipment such as layout pads, pens, scalpel, ruler, and external hard drive as per materials list. • Developing a personal portfolio and self-promotional items approx. £100, and occasional visits to London by train.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BUSINESS Courses • Business BTEC HNC/HND

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Business BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course details

Course overview

FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

7

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

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

You will develop the business skills, knowledge and understanding that is required to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. You will have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical environment through our links with local businesses.

Areas of study

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

BEDFORD COLLEGE BEDFORD COLLEGE Course fee: £5,500 Course fee: £5,500

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.

TRESHAM COLLEGE TRESHAM COLLEGE Course fee: £5,950 Course fee: £5,950

Staff expertise

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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

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

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: BUS1 Course code: TKE172

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: BUS2 Course code: TKE173

Industry links

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

7

Course length

2 years

1 year

Study time

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

PART-TIME

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

BEDFORD COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

BEDFORD COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E2316

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E2317

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKE174

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKE175

Higher Apprenticeships in Business & Professional Administration or Accounting. See page 88 for more information.

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Our links with industry provide you with opportunities to work on projects for a range of businesses. You will benefit from guest lectures by industry professionals and also have the opportunity to participate in a range of trips and visits.

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

Entry requirements • English AND maths GCSEs at grade A*-C/ 9-4 /Functional Skills at Level 2 AND • 48 UCAS points from A-Levels with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 48 UCAS points from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Relevant industry experience at the appropriate level.

We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications, subject to a successful interview.

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


ANNE’S STORY BUSINESS HNC/HND I work full-time as a Customer Services Manager for Viapath; a public-private joint venture providing a range of pathology services for clinical customers, including Bedford Hospital where I am based. After discussing progression opportunities with my manager, they sponsored me to do the Business HNC/HND at Bedford College. The knowledge I am gaining through this qualification will likely open up new opportunities within our Corporate Services team in London where, ultimately, I see my career progressing. I have previously studied an NVQ in Customer Service at Bedford College and found it a very positive and rewarding experience. While there is no denying that the HND course is a step up and a real challenge alongside working full-time and looking after my family, the tutors are really helpful and are always there to address any issues or concerns. The course involves two evenings a week in College and my employer allows me time to complete assignments if I need it. I’ve particularly enjoyed the unit on HR Development and it’s really opened my eyes to the problems businesses face and the solutions they use to address them. As part of my course we have also visited the Magistrates Court in Milton Keynes.

I would certainly recommend the course to others. The philosophy and spirit of the Bedford College team is very good – they care about each of their students and want to see them achieve their best.

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CARE & CHILDCARE Courses • C  hild & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) • Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) • Health & Social Care Foundation Degree (FdA)

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Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

1 day per week

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

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

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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

Course overview This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of child and family issues, drawing on knowledge and theory from the fields of psychology, childhood development, working with families and professional skills and practice. If you are already working in a childcare setting, you can continue your job whilst studying this course and apply what you learn to your everyday work. A part-time route consisting of studying two units per year is also available in some circumstances.

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

Staff expertise

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

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

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

Entry requirements •3  2-48 UCAS Points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A-Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent). • English GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent. •M  aths GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable. We welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry. You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting related to children and/or families (minimum two days per week/14 hours per week) for the duration of the course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you in this.

Assessment methods All units are assessed by a variety of methods including written assignments, oral presentations, timed examinations and reflective journals. 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. Undergraduate Prospectus 2019-20

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Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

PART-TIME Course length

2 years and 2 terms

Study time

4 hours per week including tutorial time (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Number of units

8

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit You can also study Paediatric First Aid as part of this course for an additional cost.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKK142

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

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

Areas of study During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: introduction to higher education study; developing learning; the importance of play (work-based learning); developing English and maths; developing professional practice (work-based learning); inclusive practice for all young children; the child, the family and the community and reflections on practice.

Staff expertise You will be tutored by lecturers with a range of experience, including those who have worked with children and young people across the sector both in education and care settings. Our lecturers also draw upon experience of managing both physical and cognitive disability and supporting children, young people and families to engage with a broad range of structures and supports within an ever changing society. We currently also have our very own Paralympic Gold Medal winning coach as part of our curriculum team. The breadth and depth of knowledge and skills available will support you to achieve your true potential.

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 Applied Early Years Studies BA (Hons) degree.

Entry requirements • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR • 32-48 UCAS points from Early Years BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR • Childcare CACHE Level 3 Diploma OR • Early Years Care & Education NVQ Level 3 OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification OR • Relevant work experience with young people under 18 years old, or families, children and babies You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a an early years setting (minimum of 16 hours 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, research projects and reflective journals. 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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BETH’S STORY EARLY YEARS STUDIES FOUNDATION DEGREE (FDA) I currently work as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school and this has really confirmed that I would like to train to become a fully qualified teacher in primary education. I was aware of the high standard of early years education at Tresham College, having previously completed a Level 3 qualification at the College. The Foundation Degree is an ideal route for me as it focuses on the practical skills that I am getting in my workplace and only requires attendance for taught sessions one evening per week.

Balancing the course alongside a full time job does take strong commitment to get the work done, but the tutors are aware of these demands and are very supportive. The taught sessions allow the group to take part in discussions and learn from each other’s practice. They also often involve guest speakers from a wide range of professions such as Play Therapists, Teachers and Managers of early years settings. Once I have completed this course, I plan to do a top-up year to gain a full honours degree and then go onto a PGCE to train to become a teacher.

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Health & Social Care Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

Course overview Tutored by lecturers with a range of experience from the health and social care industry, the course will be primarily delivered via work-based learning.

Course length

3 years

With strong links and a good partnership with colleagues at the University of Bedfordshire, we are able to utilise shared working opportunities that will benefit your learning. Study hubs are available at both centres offering an extended study facility, which is accessible online and in person to meet your individual requirements.

Study time

4 hours per week including tutorial time (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Areas of study

Number of units

6 x 30 credit units, 4 x 15 credit units

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: ÂŁ750 per 15 credit unit and ÂŁ1,500 per 30 credit unit

This course has a vocational approach that will develop the skills you need for effective practice in a range of health and social care settings working with vulnerable groups. You will develop a critical understanding of theory, policy and the importance of antidiscriminatory and evidence-based practice in relation to health, welfare and social care, both nationally and internationally.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKK143

Staff expertise

PART-TIME

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

You will be tutored by lecturers with a range of experience in the fields of midwifery, health and social care, safeguarding, social work, health promotion and health education.

Future options Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress onto a BA top up degree qualification via the University of Bedfordshire. On completion of this degree, typical graduate destinations include working in areas such as children and families, drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and services for older and disabled people. You could also use this to enter a Nursing or Midwifery Degree on Year Two, Level 5.

Entry requirements Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification (or equivalent) or extensive experience together with GCSE (or equivalents) grade C (grade 4) or above in maths, English and preferably Science. Additionally you must have a minimum of eight hours work placement in an appropriate health and social care setting/workplace per week. These eight hours can be either a paid position or a voluntary position. Verification of time spent as part of the course is required by the awarding provider and each academic term you will have a professional observation carried out by your tutor in your workplace/setting.

Assessment methods The course is assessed through a variety of methods that include presentations, essays, research exercises, portfolios, case studies and exams. Assessments through observations at your work placement will also develop key skills needed for working in health and social care settings, such as the ability to communicate clearly, self-appraise practice and be a team player.

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COMPUTING Courses • Computing BTEC HNC/HND

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Computing BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course details

Course overview

FULL-TIME Based at

BEDFORD COLLEGE

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution: BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 0231 Course code: F1921M01

Course fee: £5,500

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution: BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 0231 Course code: F1921M02

This course will allow you to develop a range of specialist technical skills, enabling you to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. You will benefit from our excellent cutting-edge computing facilities, small student groups and extremely supportive, industry-experienced teaching staff. The part-time study option at Tresham College offers students the opportunity to combine professional development with their current employment.

Areas of study

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

Staff expertise

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

Industry links

PART-TIME

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

Based at

TRESHAM COLLEGE (subject to approval)

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Number of units

8

Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to our HND. On completion of the HND you can top up your qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. The course opens up excellent career opportunities in roles including Computer Programmer, IT Specialist, Database Designer, Network Engineer, Systems Architect, Data Analyst, IT Security Analyst, Web Developer and more.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKF107

We are planning to run a Degree Top-Up in Computing at Bedford College, starting from September 2019. This course will provide Software Development and Networking & Security Pathways. Please visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses for the most up to date information.

Complete your full degree with us. Visit www.bedford.ac.uk for details of our Computing BSc Degree Top-Up course* *Subject to approval

Future options

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

Assessment methods

Assessment is made through a variety of coursework assignments including case studies providing solutions to realistic computing problems, practical assessments and computer-based tests. There are no formal examinations associated with this course. Teaching methods include lectures, practical sessions, group work, tutorials and workshops. In addition, substantial learning resources and support material are available online for home study. 44

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

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Construction BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

Up to 1 year (depending on prior learning)

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

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

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

Areas of study During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: design principals and application; health, safety and welfare project management; science and materials. You will also undertake a number of specialist units and a group project and you can study 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, from running construction projects to working for UK construction companies. In particular, we have expertise in: land and building surveying; project management; estimating; tendering and AutoCAD.

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

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

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

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

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Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

Up to 1 year (depending on prior learning)

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Apply direct to Bedford College Bedford College Course code: C1838 Course code: C1844

For more information about the courses, 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.

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

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

Entry requirements •B  TEC 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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Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College, Kempston Campus and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

2 days per week

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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

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

Staff expertise

PART-TIME Course length

3 years

Study time

1 day per week

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £4,000

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: C1039

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College, Kempston Campus and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

PART-TIME

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

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

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

Course length

3 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £4,000

Industry links

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: C1040

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.

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

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

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

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

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ENGINEERING Courses • E  lectrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND • Engineering BTEC HNC/HND • Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND • Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-Up

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1 year

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D365

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D344

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

This course is ideal if you are already working in a technical role within the engineering industry and are looking to obtain a vocational qualification at a higher level to support your position or to progress within your career. If you are a trainee or an apprentice and have already completed your Level 3 BTEC then this nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to develop your career in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at a higher level.

Areas of study The typical range of units for the HNC include; analytical mathematics, engineering science, electronic principles, automation & programmable logic controls, project, engineering design, electronic circuits (electronics pathway), digital principles (electronics pathway), renewable energy (power pathway) and electric machines (power pathway). The typical range of units for the HND include; advanced mathematics, quality assurance and management, microcontrollers, further electronic principles, digital & analogue devices, managing people in engineering, personal development and further analytical methods. Units could be subject to change.

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

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

Entry requirements • 2 A-Levels at grade A*-C in Mathematics and Physics, OR • BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (at Merit or above), including Further Maths, OR • An equivalent Level 3 qualification (120 credits) in a related engineering discipline (at Merit or above), including Further Maths. If you do not fully meet the above criteria it may be possible to gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview where you will be considered individually on your relevant engineering / industrial experience and engineering knowledge. At interview you will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and electrical and electronic engineering principles.

Assessment methods Assessment is on a continual basis and will include a range of methods, such as time-constrained tests, assignments, practical lab-work, research projects and presentations.

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Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Tresham College, Corby Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details PART-TIME

The course is designed to support industry by providing highly skilled and motivated individuals that have the opportunity to progress into a broad range of engineering careers.

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1 year (top up from HNC)

Study time

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

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

During this course you will study mandatory units in engineering design, engineering maths, engineering science and managing a project. A further four optional units will also be studied, which due to the flexible nature of this course, can be selected to meet the needs of students and employers; units may include robotics and programmable logic controllers, thermodynamics, mechatronics, materials properties and testing and mechanical principles.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TCD126

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TCD127

Future options

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

Delivered at our modern campus at Corby, our resources include advanced engineering workshops, for both electronic and mechanical engineering, fully equipped computer suites for 3D modelling activities and 3D Printers which are suitable for a variety of applications from prototypes to customized tools.

Areas of study

After successful completion of the HNC, you can apply to progress on to the HND. Upon completion of the HND, you may wish to complete a top-up year to convert these qualifications into a full BSc Degree in Engineering at Bedford College or other universities.

Industry links Tresham College provides you with training that meets the current needs of the engineering sector. We have strong and well-established links with many companies, and our tutors have a vast wealth of experience in the Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering sector.

Entry requirements •M  echanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma (or equivalent) at Pass or above, including *advanced maths OR • A-Level 3 vocational related qualification which includes *Further maths OR • A-Levels in maths and/or Science OR •S  ubstantial relevant industrial, or military, experience and *Further maths. Entry is subject to a successful interview. *Where formal maths qualifications cannot be provided, applicants can take an internal maths assessment, and a pass grade can be used for entry requirement purposes.

Assessment methods The course is assessed in a number of ways to ensure it challenges you to develop your skill set across various platforms. Methods include reports, assignments, presentations, application of theory, scenario based discussions and papers and case studies. You will also be assessed by the submission of project work, which can be based on your current job role, enabling you to apply theory to your current working environment.

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Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

16

Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

Areas of study

PART-TIME Qualification

This course is ideal if you are already working in a technical role within the engineering industry and are looking to obtain a vocational qualification at a higher level to support your position or to progress within your organisation. If you are a trainee or an apprentice and have already completed your Level 3 BTEC then this nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to develop your career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at a higher level.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) Top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1 year (top-up from HNC)

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D342

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: D347

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

The typical range of units for the HNC include; analytical methods for engineers, engineering science, manufacturing process, applied pneumatics and hydraulics, materials engineering, engineering design, further analytical methods for engineers, mechanical principles and strengths of materials. The typical range of units for the HND include; fluid mechanics, quality assurance and management, engineering mathematics, advanced cad techniques, heat transfer and combustion, managing people in engineering, strengths of materials and further analytical methods. Units could be subject to change.

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

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

Entry requirements • 2 A-Levels at grade A*-C in Mathematics and Physics, OR •B  TEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits) in Mechanical Engineering (at Merit or above), including Further Maths, OR • An equivalent Level 3 qualification (120 credits) in a related engineering discipline (at Merit or above), including Further Maths. If you do not fully meet the above criteria it may be possible to gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview where you will be considered individually on your relevant engineering / industrial experience and engineering knowledge. At interview you will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and mechanical engineering principles.

Assessment methods Assessment is on a continuing basis and will include a range of methods, such as time-constrained tests, assignments, practical lab-work, research and presentations.

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Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-Up

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College (subject to approval)

LEVEL 6

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

FULL-TIME Course length

1 year

Study time

1 day

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £9,000

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

PART-TIME Course length

2 year

Study time

1 day

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £7,470

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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

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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 (two years for part-time). You will build on your existing knowledge gained at HND Level, without the need to take a full three or four year degree programme.

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 and engineering project.

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

Future options 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 post-graduate 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.


CHRIS’S STORY ENGINEERING BSc TOP-UP I am an Environmental Test apprentice at Lockheed Martin, a global defence and aerospace company, and I am studying for a BSc in Engineering with Bedford College and the University of Northampton. Alongside my role, I help to look after 20 junior apprentices, which is where my journey with Bedford College also started. I began as a Maintenance apprentice with Lockheed Martin in 2012, studying the Level 3 Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship programme at the College. I have always enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together, so engineering was an obvious choice for me after school. I then studied a year of Electrical Engineering at Level 3, in order to give me dual skills and progressed from there on to the HNC/HND in Electrical Engineering.

My journey with the College and my employer has allowed me to access different opportunities, while all the time learning as much as I can and gaining more qualifications. I wanted to stay at the College because I had got to know the tutors; they are so knowledgeable and have always been really invested in their students. The BSc is a great challenge and the programming aspect has allowed me to develop new skills that I can put to use in my career. There are different learning styles at the College and the University, with more oneto-one learning at College but more focus on self-learning at Northampton. I’d definitely recommend the College to others – it’s a great place to learn and will drive you to achieve all that you can.

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PERFORMANCE, MUSIC & MEDIA Courses • C  reative Media Production BTEC HNC/HND • Music Performance BTEC HNC/HND • Performing Arts (Performance) BTEC HNC/ HND (Stella Mann College) • Performing Arts BTEC HNC/HND • Media Make-up & Character Design Foundation Degree (FdA) • Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA) • Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

Coming soon to Bedford College* • M  edia Make-up & Character Design BA (Hons) Top-Up • Media Production BA (Hons) Top-Up • Music Technology BA (Hons) Top-Up Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate for more details. *Subject to validation

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Creative Media Production BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years (top-up from HNC)

Study time

Typically 3 days per week, with a minimum of 15 hours contact time with tutors. You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours.

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,950

Course fee: £5,950

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: CMP1 Course code: TKL155

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: CMP2 Course code: TKL158

This course encourages students to take a multi-disciplined approach to media production. Students will learn the skills required to succeed in an increasingly multi-platform sector. Students will have opportunities to participate in practical media production work and to engage and network with professionals from the media production and journalism sector.

Areas of study For the HNC, you will study the following units: creative media industry, professional practice, journalism practices, journalism and society, digital page production, radio production and film editing. For the HND, you will study: personal professional development, advanced journalism studies, multi camera production, specialist journalism, scriptwriting for film and tv and social media practice.

Future options Following the HND you will be able to complete a final ‘Top-Up’ year at university to gain the full honours Degree. Career options include a range of roles in TV and radio broadcasting, digital media, marketing, PR and publishing.

Entry requirements

PART-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

1 year

Study time

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

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Apply direct to Tresham College Tresham College Course code: TKL156 Course code: TKL159

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

Applicants must have a Level 3 Extended Diploma, or equivalent, in Media or a closely related creative subject. Applicants require GCSE English and maths at grade C – A* (4 – 9).

Assessment methods Work is assessed through essays, presentations and project work.

Note:

Students are advised to purchase a suitable size hard drive (1Tb minimum) for the storage of AV work. Trips will be arranged to support the delivery of units. A residential trip will be planned for a location shoot during the first two years of the course. Additional trips are usually priced at approximately £20 per trip to cover transport costs.

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

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Music Performance BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

Typically 2 days per week, with a minimum of 15 hours contact time with tutors. (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,950 Additional costs Approx. £300-350 to cover investment in your own instrument and maintenance, manuscript, software and external visits to conferences/music exhibitions. The optional trip abroad will incur extra cost, this will be discussed at interview.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: MP01 Course code: TKL142

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: W128 Course code: TKL144

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

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

PART-TIME

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

Additional costs Approx. £300-350 to cover investment in your own instrument and maintenance, manuscript, software and external visits to conferences/music exhibitions. The optional trip abroad will incur extra cost, this will be discussed at interview. Apply direct to Apply direct to Tresham College Tresham College Course code: TKL143 Course code: TKL152

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

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This course is designed to prepare you as a professional for a life in the varied modern music industry – where you will be required to turn your hand to many music and sound related jobs. You will follow a specialist work-related programme of study that covers and develops the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills you need to operate professionally within the music industry. You will hold performances in a range of external locations: previous gigs have included a performance for charity at The Yards in Kettering Town Centre and headlining at the Wicksteed Park bonfire night celebrations to a crowd in excess of 14,000 people. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in an optional trip abroad.

Areas of study You will study a range of units, including; performance (group and solo), composition, critical listening appreciation and a research dissertation. During the HNC you will plan and deliver performances, compose for film & TV, deliver audio production projects, get involved in critical music appreciation and dissertation research skills. For the HND you will take a specialist route, choosing from session musician, music production, sound engineering, composition, sound design, music business or artist management. Here you will develop your own projects and receive guidance from the lecturers to develop your knowledge.

Future options On completion of the course you will be able to pursue a career in the music industry in areas such as performance, production, recording, composition and media. You will also have the option to apply to top-up the HND to a full BA Hons degree at a number of universities.

Entry requirements • Applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) English at grade C (grade 4) or above AND • A BTEC National Diploma or other relevant Level 3 qualification, preferably in a relevant subject OR • A minimum of one A-Level OR • An Access to Higher Education Certificate OR • Appropriate industry experience (please provide details on application) As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32 - 48 points, based on your Level 3 studies. You will be invited to attend an audition as part of the application process.

Assessment methods The course is 100% coursework. Assessments vary from performances, presentations, dissertations, composition portfolios and critical appreciation. The course is 60% performance/practical and 40% theory.


Performing Arts (Performance) BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Stella Mann College

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Course title

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Course fee: £6,000

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

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

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

Areas of study As these qualifications will be taught within the full-time Stella Mann College Performer’s Diploma all students will receive training in the following disciplines: jazz; commercial dance; classical ballet; contemporary; tap; musical theatre; singing; acting; contact or partner work; body conditioning for female students; weight training for male students. All students will receive classes in contextual studies, health and safety (including diet, exercise and injury prevention and management), and professional preparation in subjects such as agents, tax and audition technique.

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

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

Future options IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STELLA MANN COLLEGE, BEDFORD

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

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

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

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.

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Performing Arts BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

Typically 3 days per week, with a minimum of 15 hours contact time with tutors. (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,950

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: PA01 Course code: TKL133

Course fee: £5,950

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: 5W29 Course code: TKL135

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

This exciting course has been carefully tailored to prepare you for work in the professional industry. You will explore a wide range of alternative approaches to acting, as well as the naturalistic and classical acting styles, to develop as a well-rounded performer, building a portfolio of experience vital for auditions. At the end of this course you will leave with professional head shots, a voice over show reel, an actor’s show reel, an actor’s CV and knowledge of how to acquire an agent. Throughout the course there are lots of opportunities to see live performances and to work with industry professionals on projects, gaining experience and employment connections.

Areas of study

You will develop your acting skills through various styles, working in our state-of-the-art TV studio and vocal recording studios and exploring practitioners such as: Alexander, Feldenkrais, Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Uta Hagen, Grotowski, Katie Mitchell and Frantic Assembly. Our modular structure allows you to tailor the course to suit your career aspirations by combining musical theatre, dance, singing and acting for camera units alongside the core programme. Working as a company you will prepare for public performances, both in the classic theatre setting but also in site-specific locations, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Future options

On completion of the HND you will be prepared for a number of different pathways including auditioning for professional work, further study through a top-up to a BA (Hons) degree, or further courses at drama school.

Staff expertise

Our lecturers have trained in a wide range of disciplines, including Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, Professional Acting, Drama and Psychology. They have worked as professional performers for stage and screen and also have experience of costume design, running arts companies and writing and directing plays.

Industry links

We have links with Screen Northants allowing opportunities for our students to take part in film productions. Through the Arts Educational outreach programme we are able to work with this prestigious drama school to hone our students’ audition techniques. Each year we welcome a visit from the Equity regional manager, to provide valuable advice about working in the industry.

Entry requirements

• Applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) English at grade C (grade 4) or above AND • A BTEC National Diploma or other relevant Level 3 qualification, preferably in a relevant subject OR • A minimum of one A-Level OR • An Access to Higher Education Certificate OR • Appropriate industry experience (please provide details on application) As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32 - 48 points, based on your Level 3 studies. You will be invited to attend an audition that will include two audition speeches or one monologue and one song.

Assessment methods

Assessments vary from performances, presentations, essays, workshops and blogs. The course is 80% performance/practical and 20% theory. 60

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TONI’S STORY PERFORMING ARTS HNC After completing my A-Levels I took a break from education for a couple of years. I got some really valuable work experience with a children’s theatre group and that gave me the direction to pursue a higher qualification in acting. It has been difficult adapting to the demands of degree level study, but the tutors have been very supportive and the small group size means that we get a lot of one-to-one guidance. There is also a lot of emphasis on peer learning, so I have been able to benefit from the wider knowledge of the group during skills workshops.

The course has been a great confidence builder and is certainly improving me as a performer. The large performance hall is a great place to work in and I have enjoyed the challenges that each show brings. The course also focuses on the realities of working in the performance industry; each of the tutors has industry experience that they bring to their teaching and we have received great advice from a number of speakers, including a representative of Equity and a current actor who has appeared in national theatre productions of ‘Wicked’.

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Media Make-up & Character Design Foundation Degree (FdA) (Subject to validation)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

2-3 days per week (You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours - approximately 10 hours per week)

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000 £700-£1,000 approx. over the duration of the course to cover make-up and hair kit, portfolio and excursions. £50 per year studio resources.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: MCD1 Course code: L1648

PART-TIME Course length

3-4 years

Study time

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

Number of units

8

Cost Based on our 201/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1649

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

Course overview This course will prepare you for a career as a make-up artist in television, film, theatre, prosthetics, advertising and fashion. You will gain experience of a broad range of techniques, craft skills and in-depth analysis valuable to future employers. The course will allow you to research and realise characters through hair and wig setting, postiche, costume, prop design, prosthetics and designing effects make-up. You will also create convincing and realistic special effects, learn anatomy and physiology and practice drawing from life to identify the body’s reaction, and the visual impact.

Areas of study The course will cover the following compulsory units; anatomy and its visual representation, period and editorial make-up and hair, professional practice, researching and creating a character, fantasy character design creation, foundation degree show, professional development and freelancing in the make-up industry, research and applications of high fashion make-up.

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

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

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

Entry requirements • 32-48 UCAS points (BTEC Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject area, A-Level portfolio or 1 A-Level at A grade) AND • English GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above/Level 2 • Maths GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above/Level 2 is desirable. We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview and a demonstration of vocational experience if they do not meet the criteria stated. Entry is subject to a successful interview, either face to face or via Skype/telephone. You will be required to produce a portfolio of work showing a broad range of experience in specialist make-up.

Assessment methods Your practical skills will be assessed via practical assessments and portfolios. Your academic ability will be assessed by written reports and essays relevant to your field. You will show your make-up and character research and critical evaluation in these reports and in sketchbooks, and will make presentations to present your findings to your peers and tutors. 62

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Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

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

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

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

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

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

Staff expertise

Course length

3-4 years

Study time

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

Industry links

Number of units

8

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit Optional cost for hard drive to store work approximately £40 plus travel costs for client projects

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1545

PART-TIME

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

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.

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

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

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

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 5

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

FULL-TIME

Course overview 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

Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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.

Course length

3 years

Industry links

Study time

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

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.

Number of units

8

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: L1546

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

Staff expertise

PART-TIME

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

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

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

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

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ASHLEY’S STORY MUSIC PRODUCTION FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) I had previously completed a Level 3 Music course at Bedford College, but decided to take a break from education after this and spent two years in employment. I was keen to return to the College to take the next step in my education; it is local to where I live so the course allows me to save money by living at home for two years before deciding if I would like to travel further to complete my final topup year at another university.

The smaller class size means I can get a lot of 1 to 1 time with the tutors, which really helps if I need any extra guidance. The course is very hands on and I am able to learn more by actually doing the activities rather than just relying on the theory. The facilities are great, all of the recording studios have top quality equipment and are full of everything we need. After this course I am considering doing a final top up year to gain the full degree and then maybe even a masters degree. Eventually I want to start up my own music production business. I would recommend the course to people who not sure about the specific area of music that they want to go into, as it is a very diverse subject, and gives you an insight into several areas.

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PSYCHOLOGY & CRIME Courses • P  sychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)

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Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College, Tresham College, Kettering Campus and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

Course overview

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

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) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDFB23 UCAS course code: C991 Course code: TKL156

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

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. A part-time route consisting of studying two units per year is also available in some circumstances.

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

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

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

Future options Following successful completion of your Foundation Degree, you will be able to progress onto a third year top-up course to complete a full degree in the fields of Psychology & Criminal Behaviour BA (Hons), Psychological Studies BA (Hons) or Criminology BA (Hons).

Entry requirements •3  2-48 UCAS Points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A-Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent). • English GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent. •M  aths GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable. We welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry.  ou may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements Y of the course. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting related to psychology and crime (minimum one day per week) for the duration of the course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you in this.

Assessment methods You will be assessed through written assignments, exams, presentations, reflective diaries and a work-based learning qualification. Undergraduate Prospectus 2019-20

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SCIENCE Courses • Applied Biology BTEC HNC

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Applied Biology BTEC HNC (Subject to validation)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 4

Course details PART-TIME

Course overview What food is good for you? Why is blood red? How is disease transmitted? How do animal reproduce? What molecules are in your food? How does the environment work? If you are asking questions like this and have a keen interest in biology, this course could be just for you.

Number of units

8

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 Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

As a student on this course you will join our higher education community and be taught by highly experienced and professional lecturers. The course actively encourages independent, critical thinking and a mixture of group and individual work, allowing you to develop your understanding of key concepts, principles and practices in biology.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKA105

The course focuses on equipping you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in or advance your employment in biologically-based industries.

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

Areas of study You will study a varied of units across the biological sciences including cell biology, biochemistry of macromolecules and metabolic pathways, physiology of cellular systems in animals , laboratory techniques for applied biology, analysis of scientific data and information. In addition to these mandatory core units, you will study a variety of specialist units giving a broad technical knowledge and understanding of aspects of applied biology.

Staff expertise The course is taught in small groups, by well qualified lecturers, with a wide range of industry backgrounds. The teaching team have adopted a hands-on, flexible learning approach to best familiarise you with industry and academic practice.

Industry links Our close links to the science sector as a whole means that you will benefit from the knowledge and insight of industry experts and guest lecturers.

Future options You can continue onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Biology, or alternative courses at university, or progress into vocationally relevant employment. On completion of a HND you can top up your qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university. The course opens up excellent career opportunities for those in and new to the industry.

Entry requirements •G  CSEs A*-C/ 4-9 in English, maths and science. Functional Skills at Level 2 AND •3  2-48 UCAS tariff points including a science/ biology subject OR •B  TEC Level 3 in Applied Science or related discipline • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science OR •E  quivalent Level 3 qualification and industry experience. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered on relevant work experience rather than qualifications.

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

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Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Shuttleworth College

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

3 days

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500 Other course costs: Optional Instructor/Coaching Courses: £100+ Trips / Residential: £300 Optional trips to include: yachting in the Mediterranean, expeditions in the UK or abroad, skiing and snowboarding, and rock climbing in Spain Trips: Varies depending on trip Uniform: £55 Kit: wetsuit (5mm) £100, wetsuit boots £30, walking boots £100, waterproof trousers £50, waterproof jacket £75, fleeces, gloves, hats, sports/gym kit. (If already owned no need to purchase). Travel costs associated with transport to work placement

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution: BEDFB23 UCAS course code: N800 Course code: H1636

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution: BEDFB23 UCAS course code: N800 Course code: H1638

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LARA’S STORY SPORT (OUTDOOR ADVENTURE) HNC After I finished my A-Levels I worked in a primary school as a Playleader. I’ve always been involved in outdoor activities and had a lot of friends who had done the Level 3 at Shuttleworth, so I decided to come here and progress on to higher education.

I’m really enjoying the course. It’s been great getting back into learning and the general atmosphere of the class is really nice. The tutors are the best I’ve ever had; they’re very down to earth and try to adjust the course to our needs. I’ve been hired as a Team Leader at PGL in the Isle of Wight over the summer. This will involve instructing activities and the day-to-day management of visiting groups. When I finish the course I would like to start off as an Activity Instructor and then hopefully get a permanent role as a Centre Manager. As part of the courses we have had experiences in the outdoor industry to help contextualise the theory content we have been taught at College. This has included planning and undertaking a four day canoe expedition on the Great Glen Caledonian Canal in Scotland, residential at Rockley Watersports Centre in Poole and an industry talk at the Olympic Park from the Managing Director of the Aquatic Centre and Copperbox Arena. It was definitely a good decision to get back into studying and the College has opened up lots of doors in the industry.

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Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

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

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

Areas of study

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000 £30 for clothing

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: C613 Course code: H1626

PART-TIME

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

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

Course length

4 years

Study time

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

Number of units

8

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit £30 for clothing

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.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: H1627

Future options

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

Industry links

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

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

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Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College, Tresham College, Kettering Campus and the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 5

Course overview

Course details 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 sports coach.

Areas of study

FULL-TIME Course length

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,000 £30 for clothing

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

BEDFORD COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: C612 Course code: H1628

TRESHAM COLLEGE Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: SC01 Course code: TKH128

PART-TIME Course length

4 years

Study time

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

Number of units

8

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit £30 for clothing

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: H1629

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

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

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

Future options

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

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

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

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DEAN’S STORY SPORT I first studied at Tresham College on the Level 3 Uniformed Public Services programme. From there I served in the Army before deciding I wanted a new and different career. I’m aiming to go to Loughborough, Portsmouth or Birmingham and then progress on to a graduate scheme or into an entry level position. I’d like to get into management and all of the jobs I’m looking to apply for require a degree.

Before starting the course I’d been out of education for five years but the tutors made it easy for me to make the transition back into college life. I’ve already learnt lots of transferable skills such as Microsoft Office and presentation skills. For example in our Research Methods module we’ve had to carry out an experiment, analyse the data and put the findings into a journal article.

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TEACHER EDUCATION Courses • E  ducational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA) • Education & Training Level 5 Diploma • Special Educational Needs & Disability Studies (SEND) Foundation Degree (FdA) • Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (Cert Ed/PGCE) • Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education University Certificates in Continuing Professional Development

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Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 5

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

PART-TIME Course length

2 years and 2 terms

Study time

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

Number of units

8

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Apply direct to Bedford College Tresham College Course code: K1516 Course code: TKE178

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

Areas of study During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: introduction to HE studies; developing learning; supporting literacy and mathematical development; inclusive practice; English: theory and practice; reflections on practice; supporting discovery learning and supporting personal, social and emotional development.

Staff expertise

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

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

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

Entry requirements •3  2-48 UCAS Points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A-Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent). • English GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent. •M  aths GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable.  e welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry W requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry.  ou may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements Y of the course. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting in a school environment (minimum two days per week) for the duration of the course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you in this.

Assessment methods All units are assessed by a variety of methods including written assignments, presentations, research projects and reflective journals. 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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Education & Training Level 5 Diploma

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 5

Course details FULL-TIME Course length

1 year

Study time

1 day per week plus teaching placement requirements.

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,987 There will be a nominal extra tuition fee to cover the Level 3 Award in Education & Training if you do not already hold this. Please enquire for details.

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E2338

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

Course overview This course is for those who want to teach in the Post-Compulsory Education sector. You will have career aspirations to teach in Further Education, Higher Education or Adult and Community Learning. The qualification leads to QTLS (Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills) which is the main requirement to teach in the Post-Compulsory Education Sector. QTLS is given for those wanting to teach learners aged over 16 years of age and is awarded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). This is different to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which is for those wishing to teach in schools.

Areas of study This course will enable you to take a practical and analytical approach to all the aspects of training and education, right from planning and designing learning through to teaching, assessing and supporting learners. You will also cover the theories and principles of education and training and be given the opportunity to embed these in your own teaching and practice. During the course you will have the opportunity to: • carry out research into education and training • investigate policies and professionalism in the education and training sectors • research your own role and potential as a teacher/trainer • contribute to quality improvement within your own organisation • help develop quality assurance within your own teaching practice •d  emonstrate theories and principles of inclusive teaching and learning in professional practice.

Future options On successful completion of this course you will be qualified to practice as a Teacher or Trainer in the Further Education, Higher Education or Adult and Community Learning sector. The Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills qualification can now be transferred to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and this could be a route for teachers wanting to teach in Secondary Education.

Entry requirements • A minimum of a Level 3 qualification in your subject area. •C  ompleted 100 hours of teaching. • A commitment to work towards completing maths and English at Level 2 (GCSE grade C) by the end of the course, if you do not already have these qualifications. •D  isclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance You will be required to attend two interviews; one informal exploratory talk with the tutor and one formal interview with the tutor and mentor/ department head for which you will have to prepare a micro-teaching session. This process may take several weeks to complete.

Assessment methods You will be allocated a dedicated tutor who will assess your work. To progress you will complete various assignments, both theoretical and practical. Your tutor will check your work, they will also provide you advice, support and guidance to achieve the standard required by the City and Guilds courses in Education and Training. There is no formal exam, however the course requires that your tutor will observe you teaching your own candidates on a minimum of eight hours/occasions. This will be arranged with you on a one-to-one basis to suit your schedule. 78

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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Studies (SEND) Foundation Degree (FdA)

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 5

Course details 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.

Number of units

8

Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500 per 30 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: K1566

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

Units you can study on the course will include: Year 1 • Introduction to Higher Education Studies •D  eveloping Learning • Inclusive Practice Year 2 •D  eveloping English and Mathematics (WBL) •T  he Learning Environment •S  END: School, Family, Community and Context Year 3 •S  trategies and Interventions in Learning (WBL) •R  eflections on Practice

Future options On successful completion of this course there will be the opportunity to progress on to the BA Applied Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies course with the University of Bedfordshire. All successful Foundation Degree students have the right of direct entry to the BA at the end of their study. You could then choose to follow a Primary PGCE / Schools Direct programme to gain Qualified Teacher Status, or the Early Years Teacher Status (GSCE grades A*-C in Maths, English and Science or equivalent will be required). In addition, you could apply for the Specialist SENCO Award within Education Studies. If you do not wish to progress on to the top-up degree there are various options in employment within SEND.

Staff expertise

Course overview The SEND Foundation Degree is designed to give an understanding of the complexity of early education, child development, and the developing child in the context of their family and society in local and global contexts, with a particular emphasis on using the workplace setting to provide contextual background and focus. The course focuses on a holistic approach to learning and understanding the complex needs of SEND children.

Areas of study After an underpinning first year introducing key knowledge and skills, you will have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in the workplace in order to aid professional development. You will understand the importance of educational research and enquiry and carry out research in an educational context, which will prepare you for working in multi-disciplinary teams in Special Educational Needs and Disability and for further study.

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

Entry requirements •3  2-48 UCAS Points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A-Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent). •E  nglish GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent. •M  aths GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable. •W  e welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry. •Y  ou may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting related to SEND (minimum two days per week) for the duration of the course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you in this.

Assessment methods All units are assessed by a variety of methods including written assignments, presentations, 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. Undergraduate Prospectus 2019-20

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

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 4/5/6

Course overview

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

FULL-TIME Course length

1 year

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £6,250

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

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

Areas of study Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKE166-19

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

Future options

Course length

2 years

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

Study time

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

Entry requirements

PART-TIME

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £3,125

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

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

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKE1341-19

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

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

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

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NAOMI’S STORY PGCE GRADUATE I have always been interested in a career in teaching; my parents and brother are all teachers, so to follow in their footsteps was a natural decision. After graduating from the University of Leicester, where I gained a Degree in English and Film Studies, I joined Tresham College as GCSE English and Functional Skills lecturer, where I was able to work towards my PGCE qualification. Balancing the demands of the teaching role alongside studying towards the PGCE was challenging, but I was given lots of support from my colleagues and also my course tutor.

It was great to be able to learn different teaching techniques and to be able to put the theory into practice in the day to day role. My current role also involves teaching students who are studying the Pre-Access to Higher Education course; students on this course are often returning to education after a break. Originally, I thought I would be better suited to primary school teaching, so it surprised me how much I enjoy working with adult learners and this is something I may look at pursuing more in the future. After two years of studying, I completed the PGCE qualification in June 2017. Since then I have started working towards QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status), which will make me more employable in the further education sector.

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

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 5

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

1½ hours per week at College

Several workshops at College plus distance learning

1½ hours per week at College

1½ hours per week at College

Several workshops at College plus distance learning

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £1,500

Course fee: £1,000

Course fee: £1,500

Course fee: £1,500

Course fee: £1,000

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: E1027

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A633

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A613

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A611

Apply direct to Bedford College Course code: A634

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKE169

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKE163

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKE168

Apply direct to Tresham College Course code: TKE167

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

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

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College and Tresham College, Kettering Campus

LEVEL 5

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

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

Areas of study University Certificate – Continuing Professional Development in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (SEND) 45 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE

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

You will consider how to plan and deliver inclusive learning and teaching, how to work with others to promote the inclusion of disabled learners, and learners with a Specific Educational Need or Disability (SEND) (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome). You will also investigate an area of disability and apply this learning to your own practice.

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.

University Certificate – Mentoring in Education in the Lifelong Learning Sector

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 77), 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.

30 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE You will cover theory and practice of mentoring, examination of good practice, professional values and practice necessary for effective mentoring, the mentoring relationship, ethical dimensions of the mentoring role, mentoring styles and approaches, and reflection of personal skills. University Certificate – Teaching English (Literacy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector 45 CREDIT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE You will cover developing personal language use to a high level, understanding the nature and interdependency of the four language skills and how they apply to teaching, investigating issues which influence language learning, studying the theory behind lexis, grammar and phonetics, exploring how the main theories relate to literacy teaching, plus using the core curriculum to create literacy teaching programmes.

Entry requirements

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

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

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

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International Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC/HND

Start date: September 2019 Based at: Bedford College

LEVEL 4/5

Course overview

Course details FULL-TIME Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Number of units

8

8

Course length

1 year

2 years

Study time

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

Cost (per year) Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £5,500

Course fee: £5,500

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply through UCAS www.ucas.com Institution BEDF B23 UCAS course code: N810 Course code: H1669

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

Qualification

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up from HNC

Number of units

8

8

Course length

2 years

Up to 3 years

Study time

1 day per week

1½ days per week

PART-TIME

(You will also need to undertake independent study outside of your taught hours) Cost Based on our 2018/19 prices. Check online for the latest costs.

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

How to apply Turn to page 101 for more information on how to apply.

Apply direct to Apply direct to Bedford College Bedford College Course code: H1670 Course code: H1400

Course fee: £750 per 15 credit unit

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

Areas of study During this course you will study a range of mandatory units such as: The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry, Managing the Customer Experience, Professional Identity and Practice, The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit and Leadership and Management. You may also study: Tour Operators, Global Destinations, Marketing Essentials, Airport Operation Management and Destination Marketing. Additional units may also be available.

Staff expertise All of the teaching staff have a degree in Travel and Tourism and continually update their industry knowledge and and skills to ensure that their expertise is current. They have a wide range of industry experience having worked with airlines, airports, tour operators, travel agents and in resort management.

Industry links We have strong links with Swissport, London Luton Airport, local hotels, Woburn Safari Park and many other travel & tourism providers. Previous students have gone on to complete full degrees at Universities such as Northampton, Sunderland and Brighton. Many have secured excellent positions including cabin crew for Etihad Airways and roles at Wrest Park country estate.

Future options

Additional course costs: Trip fees of a maximum £1,000. Final fee is dependent on choice of residential trip destination and also covers a number of day trips to support learning. For more information about the course, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and enter the course code or title

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. Managerial roles cover a wide range of disciplines such as Tourism Development, Visitor Attractions, Flight and Passenger Operations, Marketing and Sales, Events and Destination Planning.

Entry requirements

• A Level profile demonstrating strong performance in relevant subject OR • BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism OR • Equivalent related Level 3 qualification OR • Access to Higher Education Diploma We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on relevant work experience rather than qualifications. All candidates must have a good level of written and spoken English.

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

This course offered such a great variety of options that I decided to further my studies at Bedford College. It was a big step up to Higher Education but having progressed through the levels I had plenty of knowledge and understanding behind me, and the support from the tutors certainly helped me. I’ve really enjoyed the unit on Sustainable Tourism and looking at the social and economic factors that have an impact on tourism today. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Resort Management unit, which I have a strong interest in. I am going to top-up to a full degree at Brighton University next year where I will study International Tourism Management BA Hons. Upon completion of my degree I can then consider two options: to either continue at university and study for a Masters degree; or possibly train in Resort Management. I enjoy engaging with people and offering customer service, and feel this role would combine my passion for travel with my bubbly personality.

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HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS

AT THE BEDFORD COLLEGE GROUP • W  e are one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the South East Midlands • We trained over 2,000 apprentices last year • We work with over 1,500 employers

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. The Bedford College Group offers higher apprenticeships in: • Accounting • Agriculture • Business & Professional Administration • Care Leadership & Management • Construction Management • Engineering • Human Resources • 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.

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

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NICK’S STORY MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING LEVEL 4 APPRENTICESHIP AND HNC ENGINEERING After my A-Levels I didn’t feel it was the right time for me to go straight to university; I didn’t really know at that time what I wanted to do and I wouldn’t have been going for the right reasons.

Once I had decided that I would rather start working, doing an apprenticeship was the best option because I could start earning a wage and study at the same time. I joined Prosaw Ltd and worked through the Level 3 Apprenticeship programme. When I finished the Level 3, I sat down with my manager and assessor to look at my options and decided to continue onto the Level 4 higher apprenticeship, which also involved enrolling onto the day release HNC Engineering course at Tresham College. The demands of studying has been a challenge and I have had to work hard to keep on top of the workload, but it has been worth it. My job at Prosaw Ltd is to oversee the department which deals with refurbishing used machinery for the purpose of selling on. My employers have been very supportive and I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship to others, as long as you are prepared to put the hours in; the portfolio takes a lot of time to get right.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional qualifications to help you take the next step in your career...

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Professional Development Courses with The Bedford College Group

Accounting AAT Level 4 Diploma THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE AT BEDFORD COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE This course will develop your accountancy skills to a high level and covers a range of higher level accounting theory together with accounting skills, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You will be equipped to progress into employment as an Accounting Technician who are increasingly required in industry and commerce. You could also continue your studies by progressing on to the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

Management and Leadership CMI Level 7 (Award, Certificate and Diploma) THESE COURSES ARE AVAILABLE AT TRESHAM COLLEGE Developed for senior managers who have the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance, this qualification requires the manager to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy. The Award will build on the management skills and knowledge you already have. It will give you a greater understanding of the various roles and responsibilities involved in strategic management and through focusing on specific areas of management, we will tailor your qualification to suit your professional needs. The Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focusing on the specific management areas appropriate to you and your workplace.

Management and Leadership CMI Level 5 (Award, Certificate and Diploma)

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership gives you all the key skills and competencies you will need to become an effective strategic manager.

THESE COURSES ARE AVAILABLE AT BEDFORD COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE These qualifications are designed for middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop key skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management. The Award in Management and Leadership lets you strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on specific management areas that are applicable to your job. The Certificate is a more extensive qualification that gives you a broader knowledge of middle management skills while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace. With a more comprehensive structure, the Diploma in Management and Leadership gives you all the key skills and competencies you’ll need to become an effective middle manager. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.

Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB Level 4 Diploma THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE AT BEDFORD COLLEGE AND TRESHAM COLLEGE Validated by the CPCAB (The Counselling & Psychology Central Awarding Body), this course is aimed at those who are interested in developing their skills to advanced counselling practitioner level, and/or wish to progress on to the CPCAB’s Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5 Diploma. You will cover a range of units designed to help you further your training as a professional counsellor and work with clients at a deeper psychological level.

For more information and to apply for our professional qualifications visit: www.bedford.ac.uk or www.tresham.ac.uk

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STUDYING AT

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

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

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

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

Car parking Car parking at Bedford College is currently charged at £1 per day during term-time with a permit available from the College (permit required at all times). Please note that parking is limited and not guaranteed.

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KEMPSTON CAMPUS

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


COLLEGE LIFE 25 Restaurant

Located on the 5th floor of the Tower Block at our Cauldwell Street Campus, our restaurant 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 s ee what’s on the menu at www.25restaurant.co.uk

Munch & Mocha

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

South Bank Arts Centre

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

SPRINGS Sports Centre

All students can hit the gym at our fully equipped fitness studio for £20 for the year. 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 (not applicable on Membership or School of Fish) – to find out more visit www.trinityleisure.co.uk

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STUDYING AT SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS Set in over 500 acres of beautiful parkland Based in Old Warden, near Biggleswade, Shuttleworth College provides the environment you need to succeed on our Animal Science and Agriculture courses.

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

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

Learning Resources Centre (LRC) The 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.

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.

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

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Brand new £3.65m zoological education centre in development Shuttleworth College is proud to be a national leader in animal sciences and land-based education. This new state of the art 'Eden style' centre, which is due to open in September 2019, will be complete with a tropical rainforest setting and immersive biosphere. Shuttleworth College is the first college in the country to boast such a unique facility, which will house a wide range of animal species, flora and fauna; providing our students with exciting learning and career progression opportunities.

Munch & Mocha

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

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

Accommodation

If travelling to Shuttleworth College is difficult for you, we may be able to offer you a place in our halls of residence based on site. You’ll get your own single study bedroom plus a modern common room complete with kitchen. In 2017/18 our accommodation cost was £3,960 per year including full board during the week (subject to change, check online for the latest information). If you intend to study full-time, you can apply for a loan to help cover living costs including accommodation – see pages 98 and 99 to find out more about loans. Undergraduate Prospectus 2019-20

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STUDYING AT

TRESHAM COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Something for everyone The local area offers a wide range of entertainment to explore, including Wicksteed Park, The Lighthouse and The Core theatres, Rockingham Speedway, shopping centres and market places, Odeon and Savoy cinemas and numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops. If you enjoy the great outdoors, the county of Northamptonshire also provides the opportunity to explore areas of outstanding countryside.

Dedicated higher education spaces At each of our campuses, you will be able take advantage of the dedicated quiet spaces to enable you to study and relax without distraction.

Learning Resource Centres Each of our campuses has excellent Learning Resource Centres, which provide you with an extensive collection of printed and digital resources to enhance and complement your learning experience. Internet access, quiet study areas and well-stocked careers libraries are also available at each campus.

Information technology suites Access to current technology is vital to enhance your learning experience. Our technology suites will provide you with internet access, laser printers, scanners and video conferencing facilities.

Engineering workshops The workshops at our modern campus at Corby offers fully equipped computer suites for 3D modelling activities and 3D Printers which are suitable for a variety of applications from prototypes to customised tools. Our bespoke facilities ensure that you will have the best possible working environment to practice and develop your skills for working in the engineering industry.

Car parking There is ample free parking at all of Tresham College’s campuses.

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COLLEGE LIFE

Coffee shops Our Kettering and Corby campuses include high street coffee shop brands on site, offering all of your favourite treats and snacks to help you get through your day of study!

Sports facilities Our extensive sports facilities include 3G and 4G AstroTurf pitches, fully equipped fitness suites, sport lab, outdoor games area and a four court sports hall. At our Kettering campus we also have a sports therapy clinic, where our therapist can offer treatment and rehabilitation services.

Tresham Studios Our industry standard hair and beauty salons at the Kettering and Corby campuses offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complementary treatments at discounted prices for our students. Daytime and evening appointments are available throughout term-time.

The Manor Restaurant Tresham’s prestigious, training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House in Corby is open for lunches and evening meals.

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FUNDING: What is available?

CONCESSIONS FOR ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND ART & DESIGN FOUNDATION DIPLOMA COURSES If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification, your course will be free for you to study. If you are aged 19-23 and already hold a Level 3 qualification such as A-Levels or a BTEC Diploma, or are aged over 24 you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees (see details below). If you are receiving a loan for an Access course and go on to complete a higher education qualification, any remaining balance from your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off when you graduate.

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

Available to full- Available to partFurther details time students time students

Advanced Learner Loan

Access, Art & Design Foundation Diploma if aged 19 or over

Yes • From £300 up to the 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 The Bedford College Group on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan from April 2020, after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £25,000 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) that’s already been paid to the College. Visit www.gov.uk for more information.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

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

Yes

Yes

A non-repayable bursary which may be available if your household income is £30,000 or less and you have taken out an Advanced Learner Loan (see above). This bursary is designed to provide financial support towards costs such as childcare or travel associated with your Art & Design Foundation Diploma or your Access course. 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 (this figure may be subject to change) 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.

Loans/Grant

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Please note, you will generally only get student finance for your first higher education qualification. If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we offer an affordable direct debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees. Terms apply, please contact us for further information about paying by instalments or any of the options listed below.

Loans and financial support for higher education courses Applicable Courses

Available to fulltime students

Available to parttime students

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

Yes • Up to £9,250 per year

Yes •U  p to £6,935 per year • P art-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 The Bedford College Group on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £25,000 per year.

Maintenance Loan

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

Yes • Living at home (up to £7,324) • Living away from home (up to £8,700 per year)

Yes New students starting after September 2018, depending on course intensity. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/ student-finance/ parttime-students

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 £25,000 per year.

Childcare Grant

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

Yes (up to 85% of your weekly costs) • Up to £164.70 a week for one child • Up to £282.36 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.

Adult Dependent Grant

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

Yes • Up to £2,925 per year depending on household income

No

Professional & Career Development Loan

HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, 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.

Teaching Bursary & Scholarship

Teaching in PostCompulsory Education

Yes

Yes

These are government training bursaries and scholarships available for some teaching subjects.

Parents’ Learning Allowance

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

Yes • Up to £1,669 a year depending on household income

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.

Disabled Students’ Allowance

HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, PGCE, BA/BSc TopUps

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.

Loans/Grant Tuition Fee Loan

Further details

Visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for more details.

Visit www.gov.uk/childcare-grant for more information.

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.

Visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans for more information. Does not apply to first full-time degrees.

Please visit www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk for the latest information.

For more information visit: www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps

For more information visit: www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps

Please note: The information on fees and loans is correct at the time of printing (June 2018) and is based on the academic year 2018/19, this may be subject to change for the 2019/20 academic year. The information 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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STUDENT SUPPORT

We pride ourselves on our extensive range of student support services. Whichever course you choose to study, we are here to help you make the most of your time studying with us. Award-winning support At The Bedford College Group, 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 and Student Recruitment teams are proud to hold the Matrix quality standard, awarded in recognition of the professionalism and quality of our support and guidance.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) All of our students have access to a VLE, enabling you to access course information, study notes and assignments online. These resources ensure that you can work towards your qualification, wherever and whenever suits you.

Wellbeing How you feel can have a huge impact on how you work – at The Bedford College Group, 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 pages 98 and 99.

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Equal opportunities for all

We are fully committed to providing equality of opportunity for all of our staff and students. We believe that the unique experiences, abilities and background of each individual adds to the overall learning experience, and we work hard to provide a friendly and supportive environment to help everyone achieve their full potential.

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

Small class sizes Thanks to small class sizes, you will benefit from dedicated one to one support from tutors.

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 Group higher education experience is accessible to you.

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

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


HOW TO APPLY

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

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

2. Attend an Open Day

Experience more and discover our campuses at our Open Days. You’ll be able to chat to students, meet course tutors and check out our facilities. Dates are listed on page 2 and full details can be found online www.bedford.ac.uk/opendays or www.tresham.ac.uk/opendays

3. Check your application route

Online you’ll see different ways to apply depending on the study route you choose. Here’s an explanation of the application methods. UCAS applications: If you would like to study a full-time HNC, HND or Foundation Degree you will need to apply through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) online application process at www.ucas.com We can take applications received through the UCAS main scheme up to 30 June 2019 if there are still vacancies on your course – but we advise you to apply earlier. Direct applications: If you would like to study a part-time HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, a teaching qualification, Access course or the Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma then you will need to apply directly to the College. Find the relevant course on either www.bedford.ac.uk/courses or www.tresham.ac.uk/courses and follow the instructions to apply online. The BA and BSc (Hons) degree top-up courses require you to apply directly to either the University of Bedfordshire or the University of Northampton. Please go to the relevant course webpage and follow the instructions to apply online.

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. If you are applying for a Creative Arts and Media course, you may be asked to bring a portfolio of work to your interview. Performing Arts and Music courses may require an audition.

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 a Welcome Day – September 2019 Our Welcome Days give 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) As part of our initial advice and guidance, interview and enrolment procedures, we will take into account the experience and knowledge you have gained from outside the formal education and training system. Consequently, we are open to accepting a wide range of evidence sources for RPL provided that the following applies. ANY EVIDENCE PROVIDED SHOULD BE: • Sufficient – to demonstrate competence • Current – how recent the experience is can be a factor in its relevance • Authentic – some evidence may require endorsement from third parties • Relevant – the requirements of a particular qualification will act as a determining factor in identifying a suitable evidence base. For more information call us on: 01234 291000 for Bedford College and Shuttleworth College courses 01536 413123 for Tresham College courses

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A-Z COURSE INDEX 3D Design BTEC HNC/HND

21

Access to Higher Education

8

Health & Social Care Foundation Degree (FdA)

42

Interior Design BTEC HND

30 85

Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc)

12

Agriculture BCs (Hons) Top-Up

13

International Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC/HND

Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

16

Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

53

Animal Science BSc (Hons) Top-Up

17

62

Applied Biology BTEC HNC

69

Media Make-up and Character Design Foundation Degree (FdA)

Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree)

20

Music Performance BTEC HNC/HND

58

Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)

63

Arts Practice BTEC HNC/HND

23

Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

64

Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

48

Performing Arts BTEC HNC/HND

60 59

Business BTEC HNC/HND

36

Performing Arts (Performance) BTEC HNC/HND (Stella Mann College)

Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

39

Photography BTEC HNC/HND

31

Computing BTEC HNC/HND

44

Product Design BTEC HND

33

Construction BTEC HNC/HND

46

Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)

67

Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC HNC/HND

47

79

Creative Media Production BTEC HNC/HND

57

Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies (SEND) Foundation Degree (FdA)

Digital Design BTEC HNC/HND

24

Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC HNC/HND

71

Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

40

Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

73

Education and Training Level 5 Diploma

78

74

Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA)

77

Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

51

Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

49

Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-Up

54

80

Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

52

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (CertEd/PGCE)

Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC

25

82

Fashion BTEC HND

26

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

Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Top-Up

34

Textiles BTEC HND

26

Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND

28

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