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welcome 2011 Prospectus


Welcome to Birmingham Metropolitan College

I am very proud to be leading this institution which is one of the largest providers of further and higher education in the country. We have three main campuses (Matthew Boulton, Sutton Coldfield and James Watt) plus satellite centres which cover north, south and central Birmingham. We provide outstanding educational opportunities for our 8,500 full-time 16-19 learners and our 35,000 full and part-time adult learners. Considerable investment in our campuses has been made over the past year in order to meet the needs of our growing student population. This includes a refurbishment of our Sutton Coldfield and James Watt Campuses and upgrading of our Erdington and Castle Vale Skills Centres.  This year also saw the launch of our Samsung Digital Service Academy at our Matthew Boulton Campus which won the RIBA Design Excellence and Innovation Award and has received a number of accolades for its innovative use of learning space.  Our aim is to support, guide, encourage and teach our learners to the best of our ability.  We will continue to be an inspirational organisation delivering excellence by giving learners the opportunity to excel in all that they study. We are also supporting the regeneration of the local area by working in partnership with employers to help fill the regional skills gap. This is an exciting time for everyone involved with Birmingham Metropolitan College. I hope that you will become one of our many successful learners and join our new intake of students who are embarking on the next phase of their studies at our College.   

Dr Christine Braddock, CBE Principal and Chief Executive

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Contents Facilities

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College support

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Directorate of 68-71 Humanities, Mathematics and Sciences

Directorate of Sports 90-105 Public Services and Childcare

Directorate of 106-109 Technology, Digital and Building Services

Events

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Applied Science

Sports Science

Engineering

Our successes

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Forensic Science

Computers in Control

Course level guide

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Medical Science

Coaching, Teaching and Instruction in Football

Entry guide

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Outdoor Education

Electrical Installation

Public Services

A Levels

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Travel and tourism

Gas Installation and Maintenance

The Diplomas

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Childcare and Early Years

Plumbing

Apprenticeships

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Our Academies

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Dental Technology

Sports Academies

Dental Nursing

Athletics

Directorate of 110-11 Foundation Learning

Vocational Courses

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Pharmacy

Cross Country

Catering

Basketball

Gardening

Cricket

Hair and Beauty

Elite Mentoring

Health and Care

Football

ICT

Golf

Sports

Hockey

Textiles and Art

Fashion and Clothing

Administration and Office Technology

Media/Digital and Games

Business Studies

Racquets Sports

Making an application

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Music

Information Technology

Rugby Union/League

Application form

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Performing Arts

Law and Legal Studies

Volleyball

Maps and contact numbers

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Directorate of Creative, Performing and Visual Arts

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Art and Design Graphic Design Photography

Dance

Directorate of 72-77 Medical, Health, Care and Life Sciences

Computer Aided Engineering

Health and Social Care

Directorate of 78-89 Management, Business and Information Technology Accounting and Financial Services

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Netball

Hairdressing Beauty Therapy

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The buildings and facilities at Birmingham Metropolitan College have everything you would expect from a modern, progressive college. We achieve some of the most favourable exam results throughout Birmingham’s colleges. Last year over 2,300 students realised their potential and progressed to university and many others progressed to full-time employment. We believe in giving you everything you need to realise your ambitions and dreams. We want you to succeed and we will do all we can to make sure you do.

Each of our three main campuses has specialist facilities which include fully equipped learning centres, specialist workshops and laboratories, state of the art computer and games suites, TV and radio studios, healthcare clinics with operating theatres, superb art and design centres, digital technology centres, print and graphic studios, private study areas, sports halls and gyms, specialist high technology and engineering facilities, performing arts theatres, hairdressing and beauty salons, restaurants and food outlets and excellent recreational and study centres. We continually invest in all of our campuses so they meet your requirements and are fit for all learning purposes.

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Facilities

Sutton Coldfield Campus

Matthew Boulton Campus

Lichfield Road Sutton Coldfield B74 2NW

Our city based Matthew Boulton Campus won the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Further Education Design Excellence Award. This impressive building has many outstanding features - the graphics and print studios, health care clinics and our stunning FEED studios, based in Millennium Point which provide real project collaborations with the fashion, photography and graphic industries. This year a Samsung Digital Service Academy was added to the digital technologies suites.

0845 155 0101 ask@bmetc.ac.uk www.bmetc.ac.uk

Jennens Road Birmingham B4 7PS

Sutton Coldfield Campus has undergone a refurbishment which has seen an upgraded library, learning resource centre and laboratory facilities that are state of the art. Our art and design curriculum has recently relocated to the Sutton Campus from the Design Centre in Holland Road. It is also the biggest of all our campuses with over 4,000 16-19 year old students, and has many specialist facilities.

0845 155 0101 ask@bmetc.ac.uk www.bmetc.ac.uk

James Watt Campus This Campus has been refurbished during the summer break to become the hub for high-technology engineering, construction and utility courses. A Sustainability Centre will be added where learners can undertake qualifications in green and environmental technologies. The campus also includes outstanding facilities for multimedia and games development and hair and beauty, along with new facilities for sports and public services.

All information contained within this prospectus and the course directory is correct at the time of going to press. However, due to the constant reviewing and updating of our courses, some details may change. Please contact the College’s Information Centre for further details and the latest information.

Aldridge Road Great Barr, Birmingham B44 8NE 0845 155 0101 ask@bmetc.ac.uk www.bmetc.ac.uk

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College support Free Time Studying at college is not all work and no play. We believe in having a healthy balance between your studies and the social life a college brings. Our students love the College atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff and fellow students, and the fact that there’s so much you can do in your free time. All campuses have a real feeling of community and a reputation as friendly places. Careers and Student Advice The Student Advice Centre team provides an array of high quality services for you to use during your time with us. Specialist staff are available to give careers advice and guidance and to provide you with information about financial support. If you are unsure which course is best for you, then you should discuss your options with one of the careers advisers, who will provide impartial advice and guidance to help you to choose the course that is right for you. The Centres also provide a wide range of careers information, where you have access to

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Higher Education resources to help you make well-informed and realistic decisions about future career plans. Tutorial System During your time at college you will be allocated a Personal Tutor who will support your academic and personal development, and respond to your different needs for help, advice and information. Our pastoral care system is designed to offer you the correct level and type of support you may need. This is achieved by maintaining close links with students so that any problems – whether academic, personal or social are quickly identified and appropriate solutions offered. Your Personal Tutor will also liaise with your parents so that they are kept fully informed of your progress.

Student Mentors We want all students to have the same opportunities to achieve to their full personal and academic potential. The mentor scheme operates on a one-to-one basis and is designed to remove any possible barriers you might have that are stopping you from reaching your maximum potential, whether the reasons arise from within College or outside. The mentors offer support with, for example, study skills, motivation and time management, and they are committed to helping you overcome any issues you might encounter on the path to successful completion of your course. Counselling Full-time counsellors offer a confidential service to all students. The counsellors are there to listen and support you, whatever the problem.

Learner Development If you require extra help with your studies then our Learner Development programme may well be able to help you. An Additional Support Co-ordinator and a team of support staff are available to assist students who have learning difficulties and disabilities. The support includes help with spoken and/or written language, assessment and help for anyone with dyslexia, support for students who are hearing or sight impaired, help with mobility and help with study support. The additional support staff aim to help you to make the most of your college learning experience, and to help you overcome barriers to achievement.


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Bursaries and Care to Learn

How to apply for EMA:

Students living outside the family unit, who need help with paying for childcare, or who are studying under particular financial hardship, should contact Student Services to check whether they could be entitled to additional funding.

First get the application pack from your school, college, Connexions office or by telephoning the free EMA helpline on 080 810 16219 or by visiting the website www.dfes.gov.uk.

Students who are under 19 and are young parents are likely to have their childcare costs met by Care to Learn. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Care to Learn helpline on 0845 600 2809.

Complete the form as soon as possible and send it back to the National EMA Office in the envelope included in the EMA pack.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Education Maintenance Allowance is a weekly payment that goes straight into your own bank account. The payment is only received if you attend your classes and do well on your course. The amount is based on how much money is coming into your household. EMA is designed to help you with the cost of books, travel and equipment while you continue with your studies at college.

The EMA Office will then confirm the entitlement of EMA and, if you are eligible, you will be sent an EMA contract part 1. You need to give the EMA contract part 1 in to the Student Advice Centre when you are enrolling – we will then give you information on what to do to make sure you receive your EMA payment every week.

Equality and Diversity We are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity for all learners, employees, and all other users of the College. We aim to ensure that the environment is one where all individuals are treated with courtesy and respect and their contribution to the learning process is valued. We ensure that this commitment applies to all areas of our provision. The College actively promotes a culture of celebrating diversity and will take all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination occurring. (The full policy can be downloaded from our website) Safeguarding We have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students. Our safeguarding policy aims to meet this duty. The policy covers abuse and neglect, prevention of bullying, harassment and discrimination, dealing with attendance issues and meeting the needs of sick students and security. (The full policy can be downloaded from our website).

Every Child Matters The College are committed to the Every Child Matters Agenda, which is a Government approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19. The aim of this policy is for every child, whatever their background and circumstances to have the support they need to: Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy and achieve Make a positive contribution Achieve economic well-being Choosing the right course is absolutely essential in getting the maximum rewards from your college experience. Before you apply it helps if you understand the different courses available, as there are different levels, types and styles of courses available. At Birmingham Metropolitan College we aim to give you all the help you need to be successful at college and in the future. We offer a range of personal support to help you succeed during your time with us.

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Events Open Events 10-2pm  Saturday 16 October 2010 10-2pm Saturday 20 November 2010 9-1pm Saturday 15 January 2011 10-2pm Saturday 19 March 2011 10-2pm Saturday 18 June 2011 Tuesday evening Careers Events The College run a series of free careers events throughout the academic year. The careers evenings give students the opportunity to find out information about the different careers and qualifications needed to help them to make their career plans. Speakers from the various professions give an insight into their own career paths.

Campus key Sutton Campus Matthew Boulton Campus James Watt Campus

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Science 9 November 2010 Law 23 November 2010 Accounting 30 November 2010 Sports/Outdoor  7 December 2010 Travel and Tourism  25 January 2011 Media 1 February 2011 Health and Social Care 8 February 2011 Early Years and Childcare  15 February 2011 IT and Computing  8 March 2011 Public Services 15 March 2011 Engineering 22 March 2011 Business 29 March 2011 Hair and Beauty 10 May 2011 Construction 17 May 2011


Our successes A2 Results Shahid Sujawal Jahanzaib Saeed Thomas Ashfield Adam Brunn Neeraja Saravanan Joel Francis Megan Hills Rhys Tobin Ben Gibson Shannon Greaney Conor Mckenna Ondrej Vanek

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AS Results Ketan Gupta Christine Wall Hayden Gregory Mills Rochelle Stanley Pit Leung Chiu Mohammed Foridi Zara Overton Joseph Rooke Bushrah Banaris Blaise Elsmore Parinaz Ijakipour Yasmin Johal Kirstie Lennox Ibroar Mohammed James Taffe Phillippa Tibbetts A selection of our successful students 2010

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BTEC Introductory Certificate in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism BTEC Introductory Diploma in Business, Retail and Administration BTEC Introductory Diploma for IT@Work BTEC Introductory Diploma in Applied Science BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care BTEC First Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning and Development BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care BTEC First Diploma in Music BTEC First Diploma in Sport BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science ILEX Certificate for Legal Secretaries NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Exercise and Fitness NVQ Level 2 in Administration NVQ Level 2 Coaching, Teaching, and Instructing BTEC National Certificate in Applied Science BTEC National Certificate in Forensic Science BTEC National Certificate in Medical Science BTEC National Certificate in Business Studies BTEC National Certificate in Public Services BTEC National Certificate in Sport BTEC National Certificate in Travel and Tourism BTEC National Diploma in Forensic Science BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies BTEC National Diploma in Media BTEC National Diploma in Music BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts BTEC National Diploma in Photographic Technology BTEC National Diploma in Travel and Tourism BTEC National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education Level 3 ILEX Diploma for Legal Secretaries NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing

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Course level guide For students wishing to undertake qualifications, the following entry requirements will apply: A Level Programme Average Points Scores are calculated by giving points for each GCSE grade - the total points are then divided by the number of grades (min 7 GCSEs). Grade/Points A* A B C D E F G 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 AS Levels A minimum of 5 GCSEs to include English and Mathematics at Grade C or above as a minimum or a Higher Diploma. Individual subject areas may set additional requirements. Applicants with an average point score of 5.2 or less should be advised to take a maximum of 3 AS Levels. Applicants with an average point score of 5.3 – 5.5 may be able to take either 3 or 4 AS levels according to the individual student profile and career aspirations, and also subject requirements.

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Applicants with an average point score of 5.6 and above should be advised to take a programme of 4 AS Levels. A2s Students must have at least grade E in the subject that they want to take at A2 and a minimum of two grade Es to progress onto an A2 programme. Vocational Programmes Level 3 Advanced Vocational Programmes (2 Year Programme) A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Mathematics and/or English or equivalent, according to the requirements of the curriculum area, a Higher Diploma OR Merit grade and above at Level 2. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supportive reference from their personal tutor. In some cases a more appropriate progression route at Level 3 may be available.

Level 2 Intermediate Vocational Programmes (1 Year Programme) A minimum of 4 grade Ds or above at GCSE which may include Mathematics and/ or English, according to the requirements of the curriculum area, a Foundation Diploma, OR Merit grade and above at Level 1. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supportive reference from their personal tutor. In some cases a more appropriate progression route at Level 2 may be available. Foundation Learning Tier (Entry Level/Level 1) (1 Year Programme) Entry will be by initial assessment to ensure every learner is directed onto the appropriate level of course and a satisfactory interview and supporting reference.

Ben Gibson

achieved an A* in Philosophy and As in English Literature and Psychology. “I really enjoyed my lessons and my Philosophy lecturer was the best teacher I’ve ever had. I’m now going to York University to study English and Related Literature.”


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SUGGESTED PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Entry Qualifications

Suggested Programme of Study

5 to 10+ GCSEs Grades A-C (5.6 average points score or above)

4 AS Levels or BTEC Level 3 Diploma + 1 AS Level or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

5 to 9 GCSEs Grades A-C (5.2 to 5.5 average points score)

3 to 4 AS Levels or BTEC Level 3 Diploma + possibly 1 AS Level or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit/Distinction) (with minimum GCSE grades C in Mathematics and English Language) or

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Intermediate Level qualification (with good tutor reference and minimum GCSE grades C in Mathematics and English Language) 1 to 3 GCSEs Grades A-C, or overall average 4-5 GCSEs at Grade D or

BTEC Level 2 Diploma* or NVQ Level 2* or Intermediate Level vocational course*

BTEC Introductory Diploma (Merit/Distinction) Range of GCSEs at Grade D/E/F or below

Foundation Level Qualification

*to include GCSE resit option in Mathematics or English

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If you decide to study on the A Level programme you will be asked to choose up to 4 different subjects in the first year (if your average points score is 5.6 or above). You will take AS examinations in January and June in your first year of study.

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During the second year of study you will drop one of the AS subjects to study A2 qualifications, again with exams in January and June. AS (year 1) and A2 (year 2) qualifications make up a full A Level qualification. If your average points score is between 5.2 and 5.5 you will take 3 or 4 different subjects in the first year and then continue with the A2 subjects in the second year of the course.


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A Levels Accounting Anthropology Archaeology Art and Design Fine Art

Forensic Science - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent) French Geography

Art and Design Graphic Design

German

Art and Design Photography

Health and Social Care (GCE Applied)

Art and Design Textiles

History

Biology

Law

Business Studies

Applied Law

Applied Business (GCE Applied A Level)

Mathematics

ICT

Mathematics – Further (AS Level only)

Citizenship

Media Studies

Computing

Medical Science - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

Drama and Theatre Studies

Music – L3 Certificate (A Level Equivalent)

Economics

Philosophy

Electronics

Physics

English Language

Psychology

English Language and Literature

Religious Studies

English Literature Film Studies Financial Studies (A Level equivalent)

Travel and Tourism - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

Government and Politics

Chemistry

Dance Level 3 BTEC Certificate (A Level Equivalent)

Sport and Exercise Science - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

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Jannika Glendon

was delighted to have been awarded an A* in Psychology, A in Sociology, A in History and a B in English. She is now going to study Law at Essex University. “I’ve had an amazing two years at the college and feel more than ready to take the next step on to university.”

Science Applied - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent) Sociology Spanish

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Accounting

Anthropology

Archaeology

Art and Design - Fine Art

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Awarding Body: Edexcel/AQA

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English, and a minimum average points score of 5.2.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 5.4.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 5.2.

Course Description This subject develops students’ knowledge and understanding of accounting theory. It also develops their accounting analytical skills which can be applied to assessing practical accounting problems and providing solutions to these accounting issues. The focus of the course will be on understanding the accounts of private sector organisations, including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Course Description Anthropology is the study of people and what makes us human, contrasting our own society with vastly different cultures across the globe. Students should expect a highly academic subject comprising elements from the natural and social sciences. The biology, evolution, psychology and cultures of mankind will be studied.

Course Description Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the examination of physical remains. Students will learn about survey and excavation, post excavation dating and interpretation, as well as religion and ritual (Prehistoric Europe 30,000BC to AD43) settlement and social organisation, material culture, technology and economics.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Mathematics and an Art related subject with a minimum average points score of 5.0, together with an interview and portfolio of work.

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Course Description Fine Art involves making a practical and personal response to ideas and concepts through the vehicle of drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, sculpture and printmaking. As part of their studies, students may be offered the opportunity to visit galleries and attend cultural events in the UK and abroad.


Art and Design Graphic Design

Art and Design Photography

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Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, Art and English and an average minimum points score of 5.0, together with an interview and portfolio of work.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, Art and English and a minimum average points score of 5.0, together with an interview and portfolio of work.

Course Description Graphic Design provides access to information of any kind through the use of pictures, symbols and words. The course offers the opportunity to communicate visually using traditional drawing, painting and mixed media techniques alongside computer-generated imagery. As part of their studies, students may be offered the opportunity to visit galleries and attend cultural events in the UK and abroad.

Course Description The emphasis of this course is very much on the ‘art of photography’ with a creative and experimental approach. Lens and light based media is a form of personal enquiry and expression involving the selection and manipulation of images. Students must use approaches that go beyond mere observation and recording.

Art and Design - Textiles

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Biology

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Awarding Body: OCR

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, Art and English with a minimum average points score of 5.0, together with an interview and portfolio of work.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, English and Biology or Double Award Science at grade CC and a minimum average points score of 5.4.

Course Description Textiles offers students opportunities to experiment with and create a range of decorative surfaces, fabrics or garments through the practical use of drawing, painting, mixed media, printing, stitching and constructing. As part of their studies, students may be offered the opportunity to visit galleries and attend cultural events in the UK and abroad. Students will learn about domestic textiles, wallpaper and interior design, printed and/or dyed fabric and materials, fashion, constructed textiles and installation textiles.

Course Description Students will develop an understanding of biological facts and principles and gain an appreciation of their significance by studying molecules, cells and systems, inheritance, evolution and ecosystems as well as physiology and the environment.

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Business Studies Campus: Awarding Body: AQA Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English, and a minimum average points score of 5.1. Course Description The course examines the role of business organisation in a modern economy and focuses on the key areas of business activity, including financial management, marketing, personnel and production management, as well as studying management and organisation theories.

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Applied Business (GCE Applied A Level) Campus: Awarding Body: AQA Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English, and a minimum average points score of 5.1. Course Description A qualification based on a broad vocational programme of study. This GCE is designed to provide students with knowledge of the business world through a range of practical and classroom based activities.

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Chemistry

Citizenship

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Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, English and Chemistry or Double Award Science at grade CC and a minimum average points score of 5.4.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English, and a minimum average points score of 4.8.

Course Description Students will understand the impact that chemistry has had on their lives and that without it their lifestyles as they know them would be impossible. They will also learn about the opportunities for well qualified chemists beyond the medical and pharmaceutical professions.

Course Description This subject introduces students to the concept of the active citizen. Students will explore what their rights and duties are in society and the factors that influence success in a modern world. The political process in the UK will be examined and students will be able to identify and analyse how different institutions affect the communities in which they live. A central theme running through the subject will be how individuals can influence the decision-making process at a local and national level.


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Dance – Level 3 BTEC Certificate (A Level Equivalent)

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Economics

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Awarding Body: AQA

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English, and a minimum average points score of 5.2. (One of the GCSEs must be in a Science or Engineering subject). (Students cannot undertake AS Computing and AS ICT at the same time).

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 4.8.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English, and a minimum average points score of 5.2.

Course Description This popular course of study encourages students to develop their performance skills through a range of practical, theoretical and analytical activities. Students will be expected to dedicate time outside of normal timetabled sessions for rehearsals.

Course Description The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and understanding of economic principles and ideas so that students can examine and analyse economic issues and problems in both a theoretical and practical context.

Course Description This is a computer science course and includes a major software engineering/ programming component using languages such as Visual Basic NET/C#.NET and is designed to prepare students for a career as a specialist in areas such as Software Engineer/ Programmer, Engineer or Systems Analyst.

Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics or English or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Merit grade in a performing arts subject, together with some experience of dance. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school. A solo dance audition will be required. Course Description This is mainly a practical course with some theoretical study and will provide sound technical and performance training. The combination of movement and dance appreciation from past and present choreographers forms the basis to develop a knowledge of dance.

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Electronics Campus:

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Awarding Body: AQA

Awarding Body: AQA

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics, English and Science or Double Award Science at grade CC, and minimum average points score of 5.0.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and a minimum grade B in English and a minimum average points score of 5.0.

Course Description This subject encourages students to develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of electronics and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations. The course helps students develop an understanding of the link between theory and practical work.

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English Language

Course Description Students will learn how to analyse a variety of written texts and develop an understanding of the spoken and written language development of children. The course comprises an examination and coursework tasks.


English Language and Literature Campus: Awarding Body: WJEC Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Mathematics and a minimum average points score of 5.0. Course Description Students will explore the relationship between language and literature through a wide range of reading opportunities, including prose and poetry. They will also develop their skills as independent, confident and reflective writers. The course comprises an examination and coursework tasks.

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Film Studies

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Awarding Body: WJEC

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and a minimum grade B in English plus a minimum average points score of 5.1.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 4.8.

Course Description Students will develop their interest and enjoyment in literature through studying prose, poetry and drama texts, reading widely, independently and critically. The course comprises an examination and coursework tasks.

Course Description This subject seeks to encourage an enjoyment and understanding of a wide range of films and develops knowledge of the nature of cinema as a medium, an art form and an institution. Students will explore such issues as film conventions, audiences, genre, stardom and authorship in Hollywood; as well as representations of class, gender, race, sexuality and national/regional identity in British Cinema. Students will also be made aware of forms of World Cinema such as French, New Wave, Surrealism and German Expressionism.

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Financial Studies (A Level equivalent) Campus: Awarding Body: IFS Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 4.8. Course Description Students who are interested in banking, insurance, business or economics will enjoy this subject. The qualification develops learning from the personal perspective through to the wider financial environment. A common theme throughout the course is the factors that will influence and change the financial marketplace.

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French

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Awarding Body: AQA

Awarding Body: WJEC

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Entry requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, French and English and a minimum average points score of 5.3.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 5.2.

Course Description This subject is based on the study of topics related to modern French culture and society. Students will widen and deepen their understanding of written and spoken French and will learn to communicate effectively in the language.

Course Description This subject provides students with an opportunity to increase their understanding of various physical and human environments. Geographers study the links between the various aspects of these environments and how they operate as complex systems. This is an excellent subject for any student who wants to understand how the world works and why ‘place’ still matters.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, German and English and a minimum average points score of 5.1.

Forensic Science - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

Entry Requirements 3/4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Double Science, Mathematics and English; or BTEC Level 2 Diploma Science at Pass grade. Course Description Forensic Science is the application of scientific knowledge and technology to give an understanding of both criminology and the use of scientific methodology in the provision of evidence in criminal cases.

Geography

Adam Brunn achieved grade A*s in English Literature and Philosophy, as well as a grade A in Sociology. He is going to on study Philosophy and Classical Civilisation at the University of Birmingham. “I was thrilled with my A* grades,” he said, “I’m hoping to go into teaching and couldn’t have had a better start to my career than this.”

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German

Course Description This subject is based on the study of topics related to modern culture and society in German speaking countries. Students will widen and deepen their understanding of written and spoken German and will learn to communicate effectively in the language.


Government and Politics Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 5.1. Course Description This subject aims to develop an understanding of how the UK government works and how people can participate in the political process through organisations such as pressure groups and political parties. The second year will examine different political ideologies including liberalism, socialism, conservatism and anarchism.

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Health and Social Care (GCE Applied)

Campus: Awarding body: Edexcel Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, English and Science and a minimum average points score of 5.1. Course Description This course provides a broad educational base for further training or Higher Education. Learners will develop an understanding of the diverse and complex nature of the health and social care sector. Learners may apply their learning to any of the following service-user groups: health, early years (care and education), care of older people, and individuals with specific needs.

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ICT

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Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 5.1.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English, and a minimum average points score of 5.3. (One of the GCSEs must be in Accounts, Business or Science). (Students cannot undertake AS Computing and AS ICT at the same time).

Course Description This subject will help students to develop a greater awareness of the world around them since many of the events studied have changed the course of the 20th century. Even though some of these events happened years ago, their consequences are still evident in today’s world. Units studied include A World Divided Stalin’s Russia, 1924-53 Equality in USA, 1945-68 The Experience of Warfare in Britain, and 18541929 The Crimea, Boer and The First World War.

Course Description This subject will introduce students to the various hardware and software technologies used in ICT and how to apply them to different applications in real life. The course will also provide a solid grounding in ICT areas like transferring data, backups and the interface between people and ICT systems.

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L Law

Campus: Awarding Body: AQA Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics plus a minimum average points score of 5.1. Course Description This subject examines legal concepts and the substantive offences such as assault and murder. The AS Level introduces the student to the machinery of the legal system, whilst the A2 Level takes a more analytical view of the specialist area of criminal law.

Applied Law (BTEC Subsidiary Diploma) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and a minimum average points score of 4.6. Course Description This course is a specialist qualification that focuses on a vocational area of law. It is designed to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for a range of roles in organisations within the legal sector.

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Mathematics

Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Mathematics at grade B and a minimum average points score of 5.4. Course Description Students will spend two-thirds of their time studying core mathematics. The rest of the time will be spent studying the optional module of statistics or mechanics. Students studying AS Physics must choose mechanics whereas for business students, statistics is the preferred choice.

Hayley Wilson Hayley Wilson was celebrating after achieving A grades in Sociology and Photography and a B in Psychology which enabled her to accept a place at the University of East Anglia to study International Development. “Birmingham Metropolitan College was the perfect place to study my A Levels. I had some wonderful teachers and the topics I studied in Psychology and Sociology were varied and covered a lot of ground, so I was always interested in what I was learning.”

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Mathematics – Further (AS Level only) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements AS Mathematics with grade A or B or GCSE Mathematics grade A*/A and a minimum average points score of 6.0. A2 Further Mathematics may be available. Course Description Students will spend twothirds of their time studying two further pure mathematics modules and the remainder studying the option module, Decision Mathematics.


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Media Studies Campus:

Medical Science - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

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Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 4.9.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Course Description This subject combines practical production work with established theory and media debates. Students will study the mass media especially film, television, radio and the press. Students are encouraged to analyse the products of the media, the audiences who consume them and the industries that create them.

Entry Requirements 3/4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Double Science, Mathematics and English; or BTEC Level 2 Diploma Science at Pass grade. Course Description Medical Science is the application of scientific knowledge and technical skills to give an understanding of both medical laboratory analysis and the use of scientific methodology in the provision of medical science service. It offers a handson approach to learning for students interested in working in science related industries.

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Music – L3 Certificate (A Level Equivalent) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 5.2, plus a proven commitment to music, demonstrated through having either Grade B in GCSE Music or Music Theory exams at a minimum Grade 5. Students must own and play an instrument at a competent level. Course Description This course is suitable for students for whom music is a central interest. They will study performing, develop musical ideas and learn the skills of listening and understanding music as well as using Music Technology computer based applications.

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Philosophy

Physics

Psychology

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Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 5.4.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, English and Physics or Double Award Science at grade CC and a minimum average points score of 5.4.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English at minimum grade B, Mathematics at minimum grade C and a minimum average points score of 5.3.

Course Description The subject provides an excellent platform for those wishing to continue with the study of pure and applied science at degree level either as their main or as a subsidiary subject. It is an essential requirement for a career in ophthalmics, engineering, astronomy, pilot training (civil or RAF) and can also be applied to many other careers.

Course Description This course introduces students to some of the issues that psychologists are interested in explaining when examining human thinking and behaviour. Note: Psychology may be an acceptable Science A Level for entrance into medical professions.

Course Description Philosophy literally means ‘the love of wisdom’ and during the course students will consider where we gain knowledge from, how the mind organises experience, the concept of God and how we perceive the world. Modules include Reason and Experience, The Idea of God, God and the World and Knowledge of the External World.


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Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 5.1.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 5.0.

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language, Mathematics and Spanish and a minimum average points score of 5.3.

Course Description Religious Studies is the study of religion and its impact on culture and human experience as well as its role in ethical decision-making. Students will study ethics and cultures and religion in contemporary society.

Entry Requirements 3/4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Double Science, Mathematics and English; or BTEC Level 2 Diploma Science at Pass grade. Course Description Laboratory and industrial science offers a variety of combinations of units, some pure, some applied, some vocational, all focused towards laboratory and industrial science.

Course Description Sociology is about societies how and why they have come to be the way they are, how they can be compared and how they can be studied. Students will study culture, identity and socialisation. Topics will include the family, sociological methods, crime and deviance and social inequality.

Course Description This subject is based on the study of topics related to modern culture and society in Spanish speaking countries. Students will widen and deepen their understanding of written and spoken Spanish and will learn to communicate effectively in the language.

Tom Ashfield Tom Ashfield achieved excellent results; gaining A*s in Business Studies and Mathematics, and As in Physics and Further Mathematics, as well as a grade A for AS Level Mathematics. He has secured a place at Bath University to study Mathematics and Statistics, with a view to becoming an investment banker in the future. He said: “I really enjoyed my time at college - I had some great tutors, the resources were brilliant, and everyone made me feel really welcome.�

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Sport and Exercise Science Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

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Travel and Tourism Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

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Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English. (The GCSEs must include PE and Science ).

Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including Mathematics or English or a Level 2 Travel and Tourism qualification with a Merit grade are needed. A positive school or college reference with good levels of attendance and punctuality will also be required.

Course Description This qualification will develop knowledge and awareness in the use of science within sport. Students will study units in anatomy for sports and exercise, sport and exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, research methods for sport and exercise sciences and specialist units in fitness testing, training and fitness. This course could be considered as an alternative to AS/A2 Sport and PE.

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Course Description This qualification is a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Students are given the opportunity to develop a broad range of knowledge from the sector, examining the different travel and tourism industry components and how they work together. Skills and knowledge are developed through a portfolio of case studies, projects and work related scenarios.


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Diplomas Diplomas are new qualifications which combine theoretical study with applied learning. They have been designed by employers to prepare young people for the world of work or university.

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The qualifications will be delivered with a mix of practical and classroom activities to broaden a young person’s horizons and are challenging, practical and sector specific. They will be enhanced by 10 days of work experience which is linked to the students’ chosen progression route.

You can study a Diploma at three levels, and you will study either a Foundation, Higher, Progression or an Advanced Diploma.

Foundation Diploma – level 1 and is equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades D to G Higher Diploma – level 2 and is equivalent to 7 GCSEs at grades A* to C Progression Diploma – level 3 and is equivalent to 2.5 A levels Advanced Diploma – level 3 and is equivalent to 3.5 A levels


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Diplomas Business, Administration and Finance Development led by the Financial Services Skills Council and supported by the Council for Administration, this course offers industry relevant learning by combining practical skills development with theoretical and technical knowledge in many areas such as marketing, financial investment, law and management.

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Students will complete a range of projects mirroring practice in the creative and media industries and across a range of disciplines including games development, art and design, media, dance and performing arts. Engineering

Students will learn how engineering businesses operate, and could for example produce a 3D CAD model and presentation drawing of a cable-stay bridge.

Environmental and Land-based Studies This Diploma introduces students to productive and working environments, to plants and animals, and the principles of developing a sustainable environment such as looking at how plants and animals impact on the world around us and the workings of the natural environment. Hair and Beauty This course will introduce young people to the huge range of opportunities that exist within this sector and allow them to experience the reality of working as a hairdresser, barber, beauty/spa therapist or nail technician. Information Technology The UK IT industry is a dynamic, fast growing sector. Students might develop a networked PC system for a small business when completing their project.

Public Services This course gives students a comprehensive picture of how public services work and how they contribute to the individual, the community and to business. It introduces students to the many different services that are available to the public. Retail Students will learn a range of skills that relate to business and commercial awareness through application. Subjects studied include costing products, services and understanding profit margins. Students will also develop knowledge employers need, which include problem solving, team working and customer handling skills.

Assessments Learners will need to pass all components within the Diploma, including functional skills and additional and specialist learning. The Diploma grade is derived from the aggregate score of principal learning and the extended project. The Diploma will be graded at A*, A, B, C, D, E or (U) and UCAS points will be awarded in the same way as for full A Levels. Entry Requirements The minimum entry requirement will be 5 GCSE subjects grade A*- C which should include English and Mathematics. Some individual diplomas might also require specific GCSE grades in a related subject. Progression The new Diploma scheme is designed to give students a better idea of what they want to do next. This is why the Progression and Advanced Diploma leads to many different things. Once students have achieved their qualification they will be able to go onto university, higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.

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Apprenticeships Earn while you learn. An Apprenticeship is a combination of work-based training and education and is a great way of getting paid for employment while gaining valuable experience and acquiring excellent career prospects.

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Apprenticeships What are the qualifications?

Accountancy

Over the course of their Apprenticeship, Apprentices will work to achieve a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills, all of which will lead to a nationally recognised Apprenticeship completion certificate.

Active Leisure and Learning

Designed by employers for employers

Hairdressing

Apprenticeships are designed to be relevant to the needs of each occupational sector. There are two different levels; Apprenticeship, enabling individuals to gain qualifications at Level 2 (which is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes at Grades A*-C) and the Advanced Apprenticeship develops skills and qualifications at Level 3 (A-Level equivalent).

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cel artnership The College has good links with industry and offer the following Apprenticeship programmes:

Business and Administration Cleaning and Support Services Customer Service Dental Nursing Digital Technologies Electrical Engineering Health and Social Care

Industrial Applications Apprenticeship - Industrial Environmental Awareness Information Technology Logistics Apprenticeship Warehousing & Storage Management Plumbing Retail Financial Services

Jason Deakin “I love the fact that my Apprenticeship lets me enjoy both a working life and the experience of being a college student,” says Digital Technology apprentice, Jason Deakin. “It means I get to spend time with other people in my situation when I’m in the classroom and also learn at my own pace when I’m being trained by my mentors at work. “More and more opportunities are opening up in the digital and engineering sectors, so once I’ve completed my programme, I will be able to take my career in any direction I want to.”

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Apprenticeship in Accountancy

Advanced Apprenticeship in Accountancy

Entry Requirements Must be employed in a relevant accountancy role. 3 GCSEs Grade C or above to include Mathematics and English. Basic Skills initial assessment.

Entry Requirements Must be employed in a relevant accountancy role. 3 GCSEs Grade C or above to include Mathematics and English. Basic Skills initial assessment.

Course Description This Apprenticeship provides apprentices with skills and theory in accounting practices and procedures.

Course Description This Apprenticeship provides apprentices with skills and theory in accounting practices and procedures. The Advanced Apprenticeship leads to an Association of Accounts Technicians (AAT) qualification.

Course Content • NVQ Level 2 AAT • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communication (Level 2) Delivery and Assessment Methods This apprenticeship is delivered on a part time attendance to college basis. The selection of units studied includes: Recording income and receipts, preparing ledger balances and making and recording payments. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship in Accountancy

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Course Content • NVQ Level 3 in Accountancy AAT • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communication (Level 2) Delivery and Assessment Methods This apprenticeship is delivered on a part time attendance to college basis. The selection of units studied includes: Maintaining financial records, preparing reports and returns and recording cost information.

Progression Higher education or a professional qualification. Apprenticeship in Active Leisure and Learning Exercise and Fitness Entry Requirements Students should have an enthusiasm for working in the leisure industry and have experience of working in a gym, however all applications will considered. Students will be required to attend a formal interview and complete an initial assessment. Course Description This apprenticeship is primarily aimed at those who wish to gain experience in the exercise and fitness industry. Course Content • NVQ Level 2 in Instructing Exercise and Fitness • Industry Awareness Certificate at Level 2 • Certificate in Fitness Instructing Level 2 • Customer Service Certificate level 2 • Key skills in Application of Number and Communication (Level 1)

Delivery and Assessment Methods This apprenticeship is delivered via a combination of attendance at college and in the workplace. The selection of units studied includes:  natomy and physiology, how A to plan and teach safe and effective exercise sessions to all levels of fitness,promoting healthy living and health and safety within a gym environment. Candidates are required to build a portfolio of evidence which will include: theory papers, worksheets, case studies, practical teaching, verbal questioning, professional discussion, witness testimonials, personal evaluations and action plans. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship in Active Leisure and Learning (Exercise and Fitness)


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Apprenticeship in Business and Administration

Entry Requirements English and Mathematics to a sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment. Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at general office administrative personnel. A key role within any office; this apprenticeship trains and records competence against various activities including telephone call handling, general office systems, diary management and data systems handling. Course Content • NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration • Technical Certificate Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration (Organisations and People) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communications (Level 2)

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Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship can be delivered entirely in company or on a college day release basis. The NVQ element of this qualification is assessed on work performed in a business and administrative role against a selection of units. The technical certificate and key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examination. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration Entry Requirements Must be employed in a responsible administrative capacity. English and Mathematics to a sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment. A basic knowledge of Microsoft applications.

Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at supervisory administrative personnel. A key role within any office, this Apprenticeship trains and records competence against various activities such as task allocation and resource management. Course Content • NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration • Technical Certificate Level 3 Certificate in Business and • Administration (Organisations and People) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communications (Level 2) Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship can be delivered entirely in company or on a college day release basis and is a mixture of NVQ assessment and coursework.

Ceri Harper “An Apprenticeship in customer service means I have plenty of opportunities available to me,” says Ceri who had been working in the retail industry for two years before hearing about her current position through the Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service. “I really enjoy being an apprentice because it means I can understand the way businesses operate and can learn from different people. My Apprenticeship has been nothing but positive and all the experiences I’ve gained have been useful.”

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Apprenticeship in Cleaning and Support Service Industry

Entry requirements Applicants must be recommended by their employer. Interview and Initial Assessment. English and Mathematics to Entry Level 3 to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Course Description The aim of the Apprenticeship is to upskill cleaning industry professionals who are currently employed within a supervisory capacity across all sectors of the cleaning industry. Alongside the practical NVQ components, candidates are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through the technical certificate and develop Mathematics and English through key skills.

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Course Content • NVQ Level 2 in Cleaning and Support Services (City & Guilds) • Technical Certificate Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (City & Guilds) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communications (Level 1) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights

Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered and assessed within the college and the workplace. The technical certificate and key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examinations. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship Apprenticeship in Customer Service Entry Requirements English and Mathematics to a sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment. Candidates should be working in a role that supports a level 2 qualification. Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at customer focused employees who are performing a customer service role and can range from contact centre staff to front of house and any customer facing staff. A key role within any organisation, this Apprenticeship trains and records competence against various activities including contact centre staff, management of data, customer relations.


Course Content • NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service (OCR) • Technical Certificate Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service (EDI) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communication (Level 1) Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship can be delivered entirely in-company or on a college day release basis. The NVQ element of this qualification is assessed on work performed in a customer service role against a selection of units. The technical certificate and key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examination. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service

Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service Entry Requirements English and Mathematics to a sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment. Candidates should be working in a role that supports a Level 3 qualification. Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at customer focused employees who are working in senior customer service roles and can range from contact centre supervisors to front of house staff supervisors. A key role within any organisation, this Apprenticeship trains and records competence against various activities including supervising contact centre staff, management of data and customer relations. Course Content • NVQ Level 3 in Customer Service (OCR) • Technical Certificate Level 3 Certificate in Customer Service (EDI) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communication (Level 2)

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Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship can be delivered entirely in-company or on a college day release basis. The NVQ element of this qualification is assessed on work performed in a customer service role against a selection of units. The technical certificate and key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examination. Progression Higher Education Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing Entry Requirements Applicants must be recommended by their employer. English and Mathematics to a sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment.

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The achievement of the key skills component may enhance the required entry qualifications into Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. Course Content • NVQ Level 3 in Oral Health Care (Dental Nursing) • Technical Certificate Level 3 Award in Dental Nursing. • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communication (Level 2) Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered on a day release college attendance basis. The NVQ element of this qualification is assessed on work performed to meet the required evidence for the 11 mandatory units. The technical certificate and key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examinations. Progression Higher Education - Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.

Course Description This Apprenticeship provides skills and theoretical knowledge in Dental and Oral Health Care for registration with the General Dental Council.

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Apprenticeship in Digital Technologies Entry requirements Applicants must be recommended by their employer. Applicants must possess a minimum GCSE grade C in English, Mathematics and Science. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment. Course Description This Apprenticeship programme is aimed at upskilling the future workforce to support the digital revolution in both Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and Satellite broadcasting. The programme directly supports the Electrical and Electronic Servicing Industry technical installation, service and maintenance of Digital Signal Reception equipment. This work-related qualification provides the opportunity to demonstrate competence within a work role. This training programme provides the appropriate training and assessment in the workplace and is the benchmark for learners to become approved digital ticked installers.

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Course Content • City & Guilds Level 2 Progression Award in Electrical Electronics Servicing in Consumer Electronics • NVQ Level 2 in Signal Reception • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communications (Level 2) • Information Technology (Level 1) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered both within the college and work environment. The key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examinations. Progression Advanced Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeship in Engineering

Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include Mathematics, Science and English. Basic Skills initial Assessment. Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at students coming into engineering for the first time or employers looking to get core engineering skills into their workforce. Course Content • NVQ Level 2 - Performing Engineering Operations • Level 2 Technical Certificate – VRQ Intermediate Certificate in Engineering • 5 Key/Functional Skills at Level 1/2 • Employer Responsibilities and Rights Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered both within the college and work environment Progression Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering

Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Entry Requirements Must be employed in a relevant engineering role. 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include Mathematics, Science and English. Course Description Apprenticeship for Engineering Craftsmen and Technicians combining both on and off the job training. Course Content • NVQ Level 2 - Performing Engineering Operations • NVQ Level 3 - Skills Specific Qualification • Level 3 Technical Certificate/National Certificate Diploma • Key/Functional Skills at Level 2 • Employer Responsibilities and Rights Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered both within the college and work environment Progression Foundation Degree in Mechanical or Electrical/ Electronic Engineering


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Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Entry requirements English and Mathematics to sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment and an enthusiasm for the subject are equally important. Apprenticeships are not just based on academic achievement and practical skills. Course Description The Apprenticeship is aimed at those entering the hairdressing industry. It is the minimum standard required to work effectively in a Salon. Alongside a practical NVQ, Mathematics and English development through key skills are an integral part of this programme. Course Content • NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing (City & Guilds) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communication (Level 1) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights

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Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship requires employment within a Salon environment in conjunction with college attendance one day a week. Assessment of practical skills will be observed within the workplace wherever possible. The NVQ and key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and on-line examinations. Progression Advanced Apprenticeships depending on job role. Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Entry Requirements Applicants must be recommended by their employer. English and Mathematics to a sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment.

Course Content • NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care. • Technical Certificate Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care. • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communications (Level 1) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered entirely on company premises. The NVQ element of this qualification is assessed on work performed against a selection of units to include, health and safety and develop own practice. The technical certificate and key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examinations. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

Course Description This Apprenticeship provides skills and theoretical knowledge in health and social care, mainly in the care of adults.

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Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Entry Requirements Applicants must be recommended by their employer. English and Mathematics to a sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment. Course Description This Apprenticeship provides skill and theoretical knowledge in health and social care mainly in the care of adults Course Content • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care. • Technical Certificate Level 3 • Certificate in Health and Social Care. • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communication (Level 2) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights

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Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered entirely on company premises. The NVQ element of this qualification is assessed on work performed against a selection of units to include, health and safety and develop own practice. The technical certificate and key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examinations. Apprenticeship in Hospitality & Catering (Housekeeping) Entry Requirements Interview and Initial Assessment. English & Mathematics to Entry Level 3 to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Course Description This qualification is aimed at those currently employed or those seeking to embark upon a career in housekeeping. It covers the breadth of housekeeping functions and provides the Apprentice with a relevant foundation of knowledge as preparation for a rewarding career in the Hospitality Industry.

Alongside the practical components, candidates are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through their technical certificate and develop Mathematics and English through key skills. Course Description • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Housekeeping QCF (City & Guilds) • Technical Certificate Level 2 Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles Housekeeping QCF (City & Guilds) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communications (Level 1) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered and assessed within the college and the workplace The technical certificate and key skills element are a mixture of coursework and external examinations Progression Advanced Apprenticeship

Sharodone Mellis “After finishing my A-Levels, I knew I wanted to get a job instead of going to university. I was interested in following a career as an office administrator, but my work experience had been very limited.” “My apprenticeship has given me the best possible career start and I hope I can continue to support my colleagues as much as possible, while improving my communication and organisational skills.”


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Apprenticeship in Industrial Environmental Awareness

 Entry Requirements Applicants must be employed, and recommended by their employer. English and Mathematics to sufficient level to enable successful completion of the apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment Course Description This Apprenticeship provides preparation for entry into a career in an industrial environment which is focused on manufacturing and/or engineering. It is ideal training for job roles such as operatives, inspection, testing or similar roles within the manufacturing or aligned industrial sectors. Alongside a practical NVQ, is underpinning knowledge for a vocational qualification and Mathematics and English development through key or functional skills. Course Content • NVQ Level 2 Performing Manufacturing Operation, or Performing Engineering Operations. • Technical Certificate Level 2 Award in Industrial Environment Awareness

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• Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communication (Level 1) • Employer Responsibility and Rights Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is offered in 2 pathways: The Performing Manufacturing Operations pathway is predominately workplace based delivery combined with college day release to deliver the technical certificate and key/ functional skills elements of the apprenticeship. Employer Rights and Responsibility is covered in a combination of the NVQ and Induction. Duration is 6 to 12 months depending on job role and experience and the delivery model. The Performing Engineering Operations pathway is based on a 9 month, predominately college based, programme combined with in-company work with your employers. This pathway is more suited to engineering electrical or mechanical routes.

Progression Stand alone NVQ 3 Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering or Technical Services depending on job role. Apprenticeship in Information Technology User Entry requirements Applicants must be recommended by their employer. English and Mathematics to sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment.

Course Content • NVQ Level 2 ITQ (OCR) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communications (Level 1) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered entirely on company premises. The key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examination. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Description This Apprenticeship is designed to recognise the IT user skills used within the workplace and occupation and qualifications or learning previously achieved. To achieve this qualification, learners will need to demonstrate competence within their work role.

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Advanced Apprenticeship in Information Technology User Entry requirements Applicants must be recommended by their employer. English and Mathematics to sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment. Course Description These Apprenticeships are designed to recognise the IT user skills used within the workplace and occupation and qualifications or learning previously achieved. The Advanced Apprenticeship in IT User is aimed at a supervisory role and more advanced features of the use of IT in the workplace. Course Content • NVQ Level 3 ITQ (OCR) • Technical Certificate BTEC National Award for IT Practitioners (General) (Edexcel) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communication (Level 2) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights

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Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered entirely on company premises. The key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examinations. Progression Higher Education Apprenticeship in Laboratory Technicians Entry requirements Employment in a Laboratory related role. GSCE at Grade A – D or Equivalent in English, Mathematics and Science. Relevant professional experience will also be considered. Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at learners who are looking for a career as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) or an Industrial Laboratory Assistant. Course Content  ocational Element V • NVQ Level 2 Laboratory Award*  earners will be assessed in L the workplace against the competences required within

the above qualification. *A relevant qualification may be substituted to conform to the new Occupational Standards (QCF)  nowledge Element K • BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science (Level 2) Functional Skills Element • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics • English Delivery and Assessment Methods Assessment is by a production of a personal portfolio of evidence demonstrating understanding and application of the NVQ Level 2 performance criteria. External Examination will be required for knowledge and functional skills element. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship in Laboratory Technicians

Steven Jones When 18-year-old Steven Jones missed out on his place at university, his search for employment led to him being recruited for an Apprenticeship in general insurance at Weslyan Assurance. “Taking this Apprenticeship will allow me to learn just as much as if I was going to university,”.


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Apprenticeship in Logistics – Warehousing and Storage Entry Requirements Applicants must be employed, and recommended by their employer. English and Mathematics to sufficient level to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment Course Description This Apprenticeship is ideal preparation for career entry into the exciting and dynamic sector of logistics. This course is aimed at providing the apprentice with the knowledge and skills required in the warehousing and storage and associated office areas through a practical NVQ, underpinning knowledge vocational qualification, and the development of Mathematics and English through key skills communications and applications of number. Course Content • NVQ Level 2 Warehousing and Storage (City & Guilds) • Technical Certificate Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Principles (City & Guilds)

• Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communication (Level 1) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights Delivery and Assessment Methods The programme is predominantly workplace based delivery, combined with college day release to enable the delivery and assessment of the technical certificate and key/functional skills elements of Apprenticeship. Employer Rights and Responsibility is covered in a combination of the NVQ and Induction. Duration is 6 to 12 months depending on job role and experience, and the delivery model. Progression Advanced apprenticeship or a stand alone NVQ 3 in Traffic Office or Logistics Operation Management, depending on job role.

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Entry Requirements Applicants must be employed and should be working in a supervisory role. Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at the team leaders and supervisory staff within organisations, and comprises of taught theory sessions and recording of practical competences through an NVQ. Course Content • NVQ Level 2 in Team Leading. • Level 2 Technical Certificate. Award in Team Leading (Institute of Leadership Management or Chartered Management Institute of • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communication (Level 2) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights

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Delivery and Assessment Methods NVQ content is delivered incompany and is assessed on work performance. Technical Certificate workshops are taught sessions and assignment based. These sessions require day release to college or company training facilities dependant on numbers. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship in Management Advanced Apprenticeship in Management Entry Requirements Applicants must be employed and should be working in a first line management role. Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at the first line management tier within organisations, and comprises of taught theory sessions and recording of practical competences through an NVQ.

Course Content • NVQ Level 3 in Management. • Level 3 Technical Certificate. Award in First Line Management (Institute of Leadership Management or Chartered Management) • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communication (Level 2) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights Delivery and Assessment Methods NVQ content is delivered incompany and is assessed on work performance. Technical Certificate workshops are taught sessions and assignment based. These sessions require day release to college or company training facilities dependant on numbers. Progression Higher Education or a professional qualification.

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Entry Requirements Applicants must be recommended by their employer. English and Mathematics to a sufficient level to enable successful completion of Apprenticeship. Interview and Basic Skills initial assessment. Course Description This Apprenticeship provides skills and theoretical knowledge in general insurance practices and procedures. Course Content • NVQ Level 2 in Insurance • Technical Certificate Level 2 CII IF1: Legal and Regulatory • Key skills in Application of Number (Level 1) Communications (Level 2) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights


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Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship is delivered entirely on company premises. The NVQ element of this qualification is assessed on work performed against a selection of units to include subrogation and indemnity. The technical certificate and key skills elements are a mixture of coursework and external examinations. Progression Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail Financial Services

Electrical Apprenticeship Entry requirements Minimum Level One in English, Mathematics and a sufficient level of IT skills to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Admission onto this programme is via successful interview and initial assessment. Electrical Apprenticeships are heavily based on the development of both academic achievement and practical skills. Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at those wishing to enter the electrical industry and wanting to gain the necessary NVQ Level 3 vocational skills required to work within this sector. Course Content • CGLI 2357 Diploma in Electrical Technology NVQ Level 3 Electrical or equivalent • Functional Skills in Application of Number (Level 1/2) Communication (Level 1/2) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights • Sector CSCS or equivalent sector safety certificate

Delivery and Assessment Methods This Apprenticeship requires employment within the electrical installation sector The programme will be delivered and assessed within the college and the workplace. Achievement will be dependent on successful completion of practical qualifying task assessments and knowledge examinations. The functional skill elements are a combination of coursework and on-line assessments and are assessed at college. Progression Electrical craftpersons are required to frequently update their vocational skills and develop an in-depth knowledge in the IEE Wiring Regulations and Skills in Inspection and Testing.

James Donnelly James Donnelly thoroughly enjoyed completing an Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship at the College in conjunction with his employer, QFS Technologies. He is now working towards a foundation degree in Electronic and Control Engineering. “Getting ‘hands on’ experience has been great. Apprenticeships are definitely worth pursuing because of the skills you gain and the working knowledge you develop by spending time with different people in industry.”

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Plumbing Apprenticeship Entry requirements Minimum Level Two in English, Mathematics and a sufficient level of IT skills to enable successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Admission onto this programme is via successful interview and initial assessment. Plumbing Apprenticeships are heavily based on the development of both academic achievement and practical skills. Delivery and Assessment Methods The NVQ pathway requires employment within the plumbing sector. The programme will be delivered and assessed within the college and the workplace. Achievement will be dependent on successful completion of practical qualifying task assessment and knowledge examinations. The programme will be delivered by assessments made at work and at college (full-time or part-time day release). The functional skill elements are a combination of coursework and on-line assessments and are assessed at college.

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Course Description This Apprenticeship is aimed at those wishing to enter the industry and wanting to gain the necessary NVQ Level 3 vocational skills required to work within this sector. Course Content • *CGLI 6129 Technical Certificate or/and CGLI 6084 NVQ Level 3 in Plumbing • Functional Skills in Application of Number (Level 2) Communications (Level 2) • Employer Responsibilities and Rights • CSCS or equivalent sector safety certificate Progression Plumbing craftpersons are required to frequently update their vocational skills and develop an in-depth knowledge in all aspects of the sector including gas.


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Academies Birmingham Metropolitan College is proud to announce the launch of their new Academies Portfolio.

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The Academies have been developed from Centres of Excellence within the College. Each Academy is unique and the Portfolio of Academies has been established to provide opportunities for learners to excel in their chosen disciplines.


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Academy programmes are suitable for students who are aiming for the highest possible grades and all provide a high level of challenge for learners. Our Academy Portfolio is:

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Our Academies • Provide excellence and innovation in curriculum delivery • Meet the skills needs of local and regional employers (including higher technical skills) • Have key sector-based collaborative partners who inform and contribute to curriculum development • Provide an outstanding opportunity for learners to gain real experience eg. internships/work placements/work on live projects • Embed diplomas and Apprenticeships into the provision • Participate in national Skills Challenges • Promote excellent working relationships with both feeder schools and progression to higher education and employment • Support gifted and talented learners

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Vocational Courses Our vocational courses are work-related qualifications which provide learners with the practical skills and knowledge they need to carry out a particular job. Nationally, more than four million vocational qualifications were awarded last year, which was an increase of over 11% on the previous year. Birmingham Metropolitan College offer vocational qualifications which meet the skills shortages regionally and nationally. The benefits of studying for a vocational qualification is that learners can combine vocational training with traditional classwork, and on completion of their course they can progress on to university with Level 3 qualifications or go into employment in a specific field. Vocational qualifications are offered at all levels from Foundation to Advanced.

Higher education applicants to universities are admitted by points scores, and students can progress to university after undertaking vocational qualifications. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A level passes, the BTEC Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to 2 A Level passes).

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Creative, Performing and Visual Arts The Directorate of Creative, Performing and Visual Arts provide a range of courses that enable students to enter a career pathway within the creative industries. A vast range of courses are available in the arts, graphics, multimedia, games, music, fashion, photography, print, performing arts and dance.

This directorate also provide a range of courses for beauty therapy and hairdressing. Whichever programme you decide to study, whether singly or in combination, we can offer you the academic and practical skills that performing arts, community arts workers, arts administrators and arts teachers need in order to

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Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

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Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed; entry will be by initial assessment and interview with portfolio of work.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above or suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade plus portfolio/ evidence of drawing ability. Students with a Pass grade on a Level 1 course will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/ school.

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Units in 2 and 3 Dimensions Drawing Painting Printmaking Designing and making objects in clay • Wood, metal and plastics Students will design using hand skills and computer skills. Alongside these vocational skills students will undertake classes to enhance English, Mathematics and IT skills. Progression BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design.

Course Content This course will offer students the opportunity to work with a wide variety of art and design materials, techniques and skills. Students will explore different areas of the subject including drawing, 3D design and sculpture, textile design, photography and computer aided design. • Contextual references in art and design • 2D and 3D Visual communication • Using ideas to explore, develop and produce art and design

• Building an art and design portfolio • Working in the art and design industry • Plus 2 optional units working to design briefs Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma in a related course. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Art and Design Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) plus a portfolio of art work or First Diploma in Art and Design with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/ school. Course Content The course is structured to introduce students to the wide field of art and design subjects, which will include Fine art, 3D design, Graphic design, Textiles, Fashion and Photography in the first year

before choosing a specialist pathway for year 2. • Visual recording in art and design • Materials, techniques and processes in art and design • Ideas and concepts in art and design • Communication through art and design • Contextual influences • Plus units that introduce you to a range of specialist pathways in 2D and 3D Progression Foundation Art and Design programme, higher education or employment.

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Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Illustration Pathway) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) plus a portfolio of art work or First Diploma in Art and Design with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/ school. Course Content The course is structured to introduce students to the wide field of art and design subjects relating to illustration. Students will cover drawing and painting, printmaking, photography and digital manipulation for application, to uses of illustration for books, storyboards, advertising, promotion and moving image.

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• Visual recording in art and design • Materials, techniques and processes in art and design • Ideas and concepts in art and design • Communication through art and design • Contextual influences • Plus specialist units for the pathway Progression Foundation Art and Design programme, Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Graphic Design Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or First Diploma with Merit grade in Art and Design, plus a portfolio of art work. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school.

Course Content Students will investigate traditional drawing and mark making alongside computer packages such as Photoshop, Freehand and Flash. Graphic design is about relaying information of any kind through the use of pictures, symbols and words. The course offers the opportunity to communicate visually using traditional drawing, painting and mixed media techniques alongside computer generated imagery. • • • •

Graphic image making Words and imagery Typographic design Digital photography, freehand and computer generated images • Print and digital media • Audio, video and moving image • Corporate identity, publishing and packaging Progression Foundation Art and Design programme, HND Graphic Design, Higher education or employment.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Photography Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or First Diploma with Merit grade in Art and Design, plus a portfolio of art work. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school. Course Content Students will have the opportunity to investigate a variety of creative and commercially orientated assignments. Good technical ability is developed together with a strong visual sense. Students are encouraged to embrace current trends and apply their ideas in a creative and individual way. Students will be taught both digital and traditional photography.


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Progression Foundation Art and Design programmes, higher education, or employment. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or First Diploma with Merit grade in Art and Design, plus a portfolio of art work. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school. Course Content The course offers an opportunity to study a wide range of skills essential for the design and production of both fashion and textiles, whilst developing a real understanding of professional working

practices within the fashion industry. Students will develop these skills through a variety of lectures, workshops and live projects (including Clothes Show Live, Style Birmingham and PIN Fashion).• Fashion illustration • • • •

Fashion concept design Production techniques Textile design Fashion styling and photography • Contextual studies Progression Foundation Art and Design programmes, higher education or employment.

BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies Fashion and Clothing Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements Students must be19 years of age or above with one A Level or National Diploma Art related equivalent qualification, plus portfolio of art/design work.

• Building an individual concept and market awareness Progression Higher education or employment.

Course Content This one-year, intensive post-A Level Art and Design programme is designed to prepare students for entry to higher education. The course is structured to encourage experimentation and exploration of a wide range of disciplines in the field of fashion. It is particularly suited to those needing a broad-based experience before specialising at degree level. • Historical and contextual understanding of fashion, image and cultural identity • Fashion styling and photography • Design and production: using construction techniques in the design process • Illustration and presentation techniques

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BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements Students must have at least one A Level or National Diploma Art related equivalent qualification, plus portfolio of art/design work. Course Content This one-year, intensive post A Level Art and Design programme is designed to prepare students for entry to higher education (BA degree or HND). Students will experience the areas of fine art, 3D design, textiles and fashion, graphic design and photography before specialising in a chosen field. • Researching, recording and responding in art and design • Media experimentation in art and design • Preparation and progression in art and design • Plus further units that support and extend your chosen pathway Progression Higher education or employment.

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Media, Games and Digital BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content This course develops skills and techniques used across the media industry. Students will use the latest software packages to meet the needs of a range of industry sectors. • Introduction to media industries • Research for media production • Introduction to media audiences and products • Video production • Audio production • Print production • Photography techniques Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Media or related Level 3 course.

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media - Games and Digital Production

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Media Production

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Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered, subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school.

Course Content Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the basic tools of digital graphics software, analyse and compare computer/video games and understand digital video editing and website design. • Introduction to media industries • Research for media production • Introduction to media audiences and products • 2D computer games/digital graphics • Animation techniques Progression BTEC Level Diploma in Media, Graphic Design, Art or Games Development.

Course Content Students will complete practical assignments such as creating a music video. Use of a television studio, photographic resources, DV cameras and audio equipment is integral to the course and students spend time editing their audio and moving image work in an edit suit studio and Adobe creative suite.

• Music video and factual programme production • Single camera drama techniques • Video editing • Understanding television and film industries • Film studies • Pre-production techniques • Radio drama • DVD authoring Progression Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Media Games Design Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media, Games and Digital Production with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school.


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Course Content This course offers students the opportunity to develop skills and techniques used in the rapidly growing world of computer and video games. Students will use industrystandard software packages and develop their talents to meet the needs of a range of industry sectors. • Drawing concept art for computer games • Digital graphics for interactive media • 3D modelling and animation • Computer game design • Critical approaches to media products • Computer game platforms and technologies • Computer game story development Progression Higher education or employment.

Joe Hawley After switching from Film Development to study Media Production, Joe Hawley demonstrated a determination to succeed and an appetite for excellence that led to him achieving a triple Distinction on his course. “The new Media and Games Development suites are excellent to work and help create a great atmosphere. The staff are fantastic too, they know everything there is to know about the subject and help you achieve your potential.”

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Music BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Music

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Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. All applicants will require an audition with an instrument, plus a satisfactory reference and student profile.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music with Merit grade, together with an audition with instrument(s).

Course Content This course offers a qualification which can extend the study of music, and provides a vocational emphasis for students. • Planning and creating a musical product • Exploring the music profession • Working as a musical ensemble • Rehearsal techniques for musicians Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music.

Course Content This qualification gives students the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects, based in the popular music tradition. Students will develop musical skills for both the workplace and/or higher education. This popular route is specially tailored for practicing musicians who play instruments and wish to continue developing as performers. • Arranging music • Composing music • Concert production and staging • Listening skills for musicians • Music performance session styles Progression Higher education or employment.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Music Technology

BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre (NEW for 2010)

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Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music.

Course Content This course is designed for those interested in the production and recording side of the music business. The skills are also transferable to other related fields which also use PA systems or are involved with sound systems such as theatre or film.

Course Content This course will help build the skills needed to work in today’s modern Musical Theatre industries.

• Sound creation and manipulation • Computer music systems • Music and sounds for multimedia • Operating live sound • Sound recording techniques Progression Higher education or employment.

The main focus of the Course is practical performance. Students will study acting, techniques, dance and singing and will gain plenty of ‘real life’ experience in front of audiences in many different styles and situations. The aims of the course are to build up confidence on stage and as communicators. • Musical theatre performance • Singing 1 and 2 • Acting techniques • Tap dance • Jazz dance Progression Higher education or employment.


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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts - Acting Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content The course is designed for those students requiring a basic training in a range of theatre skills. Students should have a commitment to the theatre. Course Content • Performing arts production process • The performing arts business • Acting • Performing scripted plays • Devising plays • Understanding drama

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Performing Arts and Dance BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts – Acting Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content The course is designed for those students requiring a basic training in a range of theatre skills. Students should have a commitment to the theatre. • Performing arts production process • The performing arts business • Acting • Performing scripted plays • Devising plays • Understanding drama Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Performing Arts – Acting Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Merit grade in Performing Arts. An audition may be required. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school. Course Content This is a highly practical course underpinned with theoretical and textual analysis, which is ideal for students who wish to enter the entertainment industry specialising in performing arts (acting/ drama). It is highly demanding physically and students will be expected to dedicate time outside of normal contact hours to work on productions.

• Performance workshop – Shakespeare production • The historical context of performance • Contemporary and classical theatre • Dance and singing for actors • Physical theatre • Scriptwriting and directing • Variety and drama improvisation Progression Higher education or employment.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts – Dance Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade plus a portfolio which demonstrates a broad range of work. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content The course is designed for students requiring a basic training in a range of dancing skills. • Production project • The performing arts business • Jazz • Contemporary • Musical theatre • Performing dance Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance).

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Performing Arts – Dance Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Merit grade in a performing arts subject, together with some experience of dance. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school. A solo dance audition will be required. Course Content This course provides advanced level practical training and an in-depth theoretical study of dance. The combination of movement and dance appreciation from past and present choreographers forms the basis from which to develop knowledge of dance.

• Classical ballet • Choreography • Dance performance • Jazz • Tap • Musical theatre • Performing to an audience • Les Mills body training systems In addition to the above units, 2nd year students also have the opportunity to study and achieve the Exercise to Music Fitness qualification, the IDTA Associate Freestyle Teaching qualification and the IDTA Advanced 1 Jazz qualification. Progression Higher education, stage school or employment.

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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing – Salon Services

Progression Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.

Campus: Awarding Body: City & Guilds Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed, entry will be by initial assessment and two supporting references. Course Content This course gives a valuable insight into the beauty therapy industry. Assessment is assignment based with written tests and observation of practical skills throughout the course. • Customer service in the salon • Personal presentation in the salon • Following health and safety practice in the salon • Shampooing and conditioning • Plaiting and twisting hair • Colour in the hair and beauty sector • Styling women’s hair • Styling men’s hair • Applying basic make-up • The art of dressing hair

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Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing Campus: Awarding Body: City & Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 in Hairdressing with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content This course is a nationally recognised qualification for hairdressing, covering the areas of shampooing and treatments, cutting, using basic techniques, colouring and bleaching, with consultation. Students can take optional units in AfricanCaribbean hair and barbering. Assessment is assignment based with written tests and observation of practical skills throughout the course.

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Working in the hair industry Health and safety Client consultation Promoting products and services Shampoo and conditioning hair and scalp Cut women’s hair Colour and lighten hair Provide perming services The art of dressing hair Create an image based on a theme Plaiting and twisting hair Style and finish AfricanCaribbean hair Relax African type hair

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Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Campus: Awarding Body: City & Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 in Hairdressing. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content This course is a nationally recognised qualification for hairdressing, covering the areas of shampooing and treatments, cutting, using basic techniques, colouring and bleaching, with consultation. Students can take optional units in AfricanCaribbean hair and barbering. Assessment is assignment based with written tests and observation of practical skills throughout the course. • • • •

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Colour and lighten hair Styling men’s hair Provide perming services Create an image based on a theme • Salon reception duties • Relax African type hair Progression Level 3 Diploma in Barbering. Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Campus: Awarding Body: City & Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or Level 2 Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing. Course Content This course develops the underlying principles and practical skills required in the hairdressing industry. They are designed to deliver a high level of occupational capability and provide a sound platform from which to progress to higher education.

Assessment is assignment based with written tests and observation of practical skills throughout the course. • Health and safety in the salon • Consultation support for colleagues • Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks • Styling and dress hair using a variety of techniques • Colour hair to create a variety of looks • Creative hairdressing design skills • Perm hair to create a variety of looks • Hair extensions • Bridal hair • Style and finish hair African type hair using a variety of techniques • Relaxing services for African type hair Progression Foundation Degree in Salon Management or employment.

Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Salon Services Campus: Awarding Body: City & Guilds Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed. Entry will be by initial assessment and two supporting references. Course Content This course gives a valuable insight into the beauty therapy industry. Assessment is assignment based with written tests and observation of practical skills throughout the course. • Customer service in the salon • Personal presentation in the salon • Following health and safety practice in the salon • Applying basic make-up • Providing basic manicure • Hair and beauty industry and occupation awareness • Introduction to hair and beauty science • Introduction to creating an image through hair and beauty techniques • Introduction to nail art • Providing basic pedicure Progression Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Campus: Awarding Body: City & Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 in Beauty or Salon Services. All applicants will require an additional assessment plus a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content This course is a practical course underpinned by anatomy, physiology, and communications for the beauty therapy industry. Assessment is assignment based with written tests and observation of practical skills throughout the course. • • • • • • • • • •

Health and safety Reception duties Working in the industry Client communications Promoting products and services Manicure treatments Pedicure treatments Waxing techniques Facials skin care Lash and brow treatments

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• Make-up techniques • Create an image based on a theme • Provide nail enhancements • Provide threading depilation • Anatomy and physiology • ICT and communications for the beauty therapy industry Progression Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology Enhancement Campus: Awarding Body: City & Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 in Beauty or Salon Services with Merit grade. All applicants will require an additional assessment plus a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content This course is a practical course underpinned by anatomy, physiology, and communications for the beauty therapy industry.

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Health and safety Reception duties Working in the industry Client communications Promoting products and services Create an image based on a theme Provide and maintain nail enhancements Manicure treatments Pedicure treatments Provide nail art Apply skin tanning techniques Apply make-up Provide lash and brow treatments Anatomy and physiology ICT and communications for the beauty therapy industry

Progression Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques Campus: Awarding Body: City & Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Course Content This course is an extension of the skills learned at Level 2, but also includes body massage, aromatherapy, body and facial electrotherapy, Indian head massage, self tanning anatomy and physiology. • Health and safety • Client care and communication • Working in beauty therapy • Promoting products and services • Body massage • Body electrotherapy treatments • Facial electrotherapy treatments • Indian head massage • Provide massage using preblended aromatherapy oils • Provide self tanning


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• Micro-dermabrasion techniques • Stone therapy massage Progression Foundation Degree in Salon Management or employment. Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy

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Provide spa treatments Indian head massage Stone therapy massage Apply individual permanent lashes • Provide self tanning Progression Foundation Degree in Salon Management or employment.

Campus: Awarding Body: City & Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Course Content This course is an extension of the skills learned at Level 2, but also includes body massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, stone therapy, anatomy and physiology. • • • •

Health and safety Client care and communication Working in beauty therapy Promoting products and services • Body massage • Provide massage using preblended aromatherapy oils • Monitor and maintain spa treatment areas

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Humanities, Mathematics and Science The Directorate of Humanities, Mathematics and Science provide a range of courses which offer career opportunities in a number of sectors. The skills acquired during their courses make learners attractive to employers because of their personal transferable skills.

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Mathematicians are in great demand and a recent study showed that the top three jobs in terms of income were careers suited to people who had mathematics qualifications. Science is everywhere and scientists work for many different types of companies. It is said that ‘Science gives us the chance to make the world

a better place’. Graduates with a science degree have a huge range of career options available to them, ranging from working in the fields of astronomy, biology, meteorology and ecology to the more traditional careers of doctor, dentist, pharmacist, optician and a number of related careers in the medical professions

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Sciences BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Applied Science

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science

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Awarding Body: Edexcel

Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed. Entry will be by initial assessment and a supporting tutor reference.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 such as the BTEC Introductory qualification in Science with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile.

cel artnership Course Content Students will learn by completing assignments and projects that are based on the laboratory practical skills that are required for normal dayto-day activities. This course represents a good starting point for those interested in a science laboratory career. • Starting work in science • Work in the science sector • Using equipment to make scientific observations and measurements • Useful products • Living systems • Energy and applications • Science detection • Making things work Progression BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a Science subject.

Course Content This course offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the applied science sector. • Chemistry and our earth • Energy and our universe • Biology and our environment • Applications of chemical substances • Health applications of life sciences • Science and the world of work • The living body • Monitoring the environment • Investigating a crime scene

Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Applied Science or other advanced qualifications. BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Applied Science – Forensic Science Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or BTEC Level 2 Diploma Science at Merit grade.

• Scientific practical techniques • Forensic evidence collection • Perceptions in science • Forensic photography • Using mathematics tools in science • Criminal psychology • Using statistics in science • Genetics and genetic engineering • Forensic science informatics • Traffic accident investigation • Criminal investigation procedures Progression Higher education or employment.

Course Content Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and technology to give an understanding of both criminology and the use of scientific methodology in the provision of evidence in criminal cases. • Fundamentals of science • Practical chemical analysis • Working in the science industry • Chemical laboratory techniques • Scientific investigations • Criminology

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Applied Science – Medical Science Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma Science at Merit grade. Course Content Medical science is the application of scientific knowledge and technical skills to give an understanding of both medical laboratory analysis and the use of scientific methodology in the provision of medical science service. It offers a handson approach to learning for students interested in working in science related industries. • Fundamentals of science • Biochemistry and biochemical techniques • Working in the science industry • Genetics and genetic engineering • Scientific investigations

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• Medical physics techniques • Scientific practical techniques • Biomedical science techniques • Perceptions in science • Microbiological techniques • Using mathematics tools in science • Chemical laboratory techniques • Using statistics in science • Electrical circuits and industrial applications • Physiology • Clinical psychology • Physiology of human body systems • Diseases and infections Progression Higher education or employment.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Applied Science Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or BTEC Level 2 Diploma Science at Merit grade. Course Content Laboratory and industrial science offers a variety of combinations of units, some pure, some applied, some vocational – all focused towards laboratory and industrial science. • Fundamentals of science • Biochemistry and biochemical techniques • Working in the science industry • Genetics and genetic engineering • Scientific investigations • Medical physics techniques • Scientific practical techniques • Biomedical science techniques • Perceptions in science

• Microbiological techniques • Using Mathematics tools in science • Chemical laboratory techniques • Using statistics in science • Electrical circuits and industrial applications • Physiology • Clinical psychology • Physiology of human body systems • Diseases and infections Progression Higher education or employment.

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Medical, Health, Care and Life Sciences The Directorate of Health and Social Care offer qualifications for people who want to enter the professions in the fields of nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and dietetics. Careers in these fields focus on improving people’s wellbeing, and are rewarding.

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Dental Technology courses provide opportunities for students to train as dental technicians and their work includes making dentures, crowns, bridges and dental braces to improve patient’s appearance and speech. Working with dentists, this specialist career offers many opportunities, either to work in

large laboratories or to progress to managerial positions. The Pharmacy qualifications offered in this directorate allow learners to either continue their studies at university or to register with the Pharmaceutical Society as pharmacy technicians. Qualified pharmacists have a range of career paths open

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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry requirements Entry will be by initial assessment, to ensure every learner is directed onto the appropriate level of course.

cel artnership All students will undergo Criminal Records Bureau checks and must have no criminal convictions or cautions in order to study or work in health and social care. Course Content This course is the main component of the Foundation Learning Tier, Level 1, and runs alongside the Level 1 Award in Personal and Social Development. Level 1 Health and Social Care is designed to provide a broad educational basis for work within the health and social care sector. • Managing your health at work • Preparing for work placement • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work • Health and social care needs

• Personal care in health and social care • Creative and leisure activities for adults in health and social care • Creative activities for children • Promoting healthy eating in care • Communication with adults and children in health and social care • Job opportunities in health and social care • Work experience Progression BTEC Level 2 Diploma, NVQ Level 2, Apprenticeships or other Level 2 qualifications.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. All students will undergo Criminal Records Bureau checks and must hold no criminal convictions or cautions to study or work in health and social care. Course Content This course is a work related qualification for the health and social care sector. It is designed to provide preparation for employment or to enable students to progress to Level 3 qualifications. The course is linked to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in health and social care and is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and qualities necessary to work in this sector.

• Communication in health and social care • Individual rights in health and social care • Individual needs in health and social care • Ensuring safe environments in health and social care • Vocational experience in a health and social care setting • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care • Health and social care services • Cultural diversity in health and social care Progression Level 3 qualifications in an appropriate subject, Apprenticeships or NVQs.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care – Health Studies Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics and Science (or equivalent), or a Merit grade on the BTEC Level 2. All students will undergo Criminal Records Bureau checks and must hold no criminal convictions or cautions to study or work in health and social care. Course Content This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in health and allied healthcare professions. As well as college study, a placement one day a week is involved. The study is coursework-based, so there are no exams. • Developing effective communication in health and social care • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care • Health, safety and security in health and social care

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• Development through the life stages • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care • Personal and professional development • Sociological perspectives for health and social care • Psychological perspectives for health and social care • Physiology of fluid balance and physiological disorders • Safeguarding adults and promoting independence • Caring for children and young people • Public health • Working in the health sector • Research methodologies • Coping with change • Infection control and prevention • Working with medication • Promoting health education Progression Higher education in nursing, health visiting, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy assistants and other related professions.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care – Social Care Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics and Science (or equivalent), or a Merit grade on the BTEC Level 2. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school.

• Developing effective communication • Equality, diversity and rights • Health, safety and security • Development through the life stages • Personal and professional development • Sociological perspectives for health and social care • Caring for children and young people • Coping with change Progression Higher education or employment.

All students will undergo Criminal Records Bureau checks and must hold no criminal convictions or cautions to study or work in health and social care. Course Content This course is for students who want to work in the caring professions, such as social work. Students will develop the academic knowledge, skills and qualities necessary to work in this exciting sector.

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Dental Technology BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Dental Technology Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirement A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics and Science (or equivalent), or a Merit grade on the BTEC Level 2. Course Content This course provides an opportunity for students to achieve a vocational qualification in Dental Technology and enables them to register with the General Dental Council as a dental technician. • Fundamentals of dental technology • Medical emergencies, first aid and communication in the dental team • Dental technologies techniques • Dental anatomy, oral biology and disease • Basic dental biomaterials science • Legislation, professionalism and ethics in dentistry

• Dental public health and preventative dentistry • Removable complete prosthodontics • Removable partial prosthodontics • Dental radiology and imaging • Design of fixed prosthodontics • Complex dental materials science • Techniques for manufacturing fixed prosthodontics • Quality assurance in dental technology • Principals of orthodontic therapy regimes • Design, manufacture and modification of orthodontic appliances • Advanced dental technology techniques and procedures • Work-based learning in dental technology Progression Foundation Degree in Dental Technology, BSc Honours in Dental Technology or into full time employment to work as a dental technician.

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Dental Nursing Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Campus: Awarding body: City & Guilds, BTEC Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics and Science (or equivalent), or a Merit grade on the BTEC Level 2. Course Content This qualification is designed to prepare learners wishing to work as Dental Nurses and to register as a Dental Care professional with the General Dental Council. • NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing

Ensure your own actions reduce the risk to health and safety Reflect on and develop your practice

Provide basic life support

Prepare and maintain environments, instruments, and equipment for clinical dental procedures.

Offer information and support to individuals on the protection of their oral health

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Provide chairside support during the assessment of patient’s oral health

Contribute to the production of dental images

Provide chairside support during the prevention and control of periodontal disease and caries and the restoration of cavities.

Provide chairside support during the provision of fixed and removable prostheses

Provide chairside support during non-surgical endodontic treatment

Provide chairside support during the extraction of teeth and minor oral surgery.

• VRQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing

Principles of infection control in the dental environment Assessment of oral health and treatment planning

Dental radiography

Scientific principles in the management of plaque related diseases

Pharmacy • BTEC Level 2 in Health and Social Care • Functional Skills • Work Placement Progression Higher education or Level 4 and 5 qualifications or into employment as a dental nurse.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics and Science (or equivalent), or a Merit grade on the BTEC Level 2. Course Content This knowledge qualification has been designed to prepare candidates wishing to work in a pharmacy setting. It can be taken as a stand alone qualification or, with the Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills, as part of the Apprenticeship for Pharmacy at Level 3. The completion of the two qualifications will also satisfy the requirements for registration to work as a Pharmacy Technician, as required by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.


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• Microbiology and Human Physiology for Pharmacy • Eye, ear, nose and dermatological medicines• Professional Development in Pharmacy • Dispensing and Supply of Medicines • Pharmaceutics • Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Practice • Making medicines for Pharmacy • Chemical Principles for Pharmacy Technicians • Endocrine and Genitourinary Medicines • Malignant Disease, Immunosuppressive and Musculoskeletal Medicines • Community Pharmacy Practice • Communicating in Pharmacy • Biological Principles for Pharmacy • Action and Uses of Medicines • Gastrointestinal and nutritional medicines • Cardio-Respiratory Medicines • Central Nervous System Medicines and Anaesthesia • Infections, immunological products and vaccines

Progression The qualification can be used as part of a dual award along with the NVQ level 3 in Pharmacy services to register with the Pharmaceutical Society as a Pharmacy Technician. The qualification also holds UCAS points and can be used as part of the required points to enter a university undergraduate course.

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Management, Business and Information Technology The Directorate of Management, Business and Information Technology provides a range of courses which will help students to prepare for careers in a business or IT environment, which could include accountancy, the financial services industry, business administration or law.

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The College is very proud to be the lead provider for the Financial Services Skills Academy, West Midlands. This accolade recognised the quality of the teaching of financial services and accountancy within the College. Students studying within the Academy have the benefit of taking specialist courses with excellent

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Accounting and Financial Services AAT Certificate in Accounting

AAT Diploma in Accounting

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Awarding Body: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English. This is a course with a strong accounting bias, so students applying to join the course must have a desire to develop a career in accounting.

Entry Requirements AAT Certificate in Accounting or AAT NVQ2 in Accounting.

cel artnership Course Content This one year course gives students an introduction to basic accounting theory and the practical skills needed to work effectively in an accounting office environment. • • • • •

Book-keeping Costing Office procedures Computerised accounts Additional qualifications, eg Certificate in Financial Studies

Progression Progression onto the AAT Diploma in Accounting or Apprenticeship/employment.

Course Content This one year course is a progression route for students who have successfully completed the AAT Certificate in Accounting course or another suitable accounting qualification. It develops students’ accounting knowledge and gives them the skills they require to find employment within the field of accounting or acceptance onto an accounting related higher education programme • • • •

Financial accounting Cost accounting Reporting information Additional qualifications, eg Diploma in Financial Studies

Progression Higher education, AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting qualification or employment.

Advanced Diploma in Financial Services Campus: Awarding Body: Institute of Financial Studies (IFS) and others

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Entry Qualifications 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a minimum average points score of 4.8. Course Content This qualification is part of our Financial Services Skills Academy, West Midlands. Students will gain the necessary knowledge to understand how the financial services industry operates. This course has been designed following feedback from a range of employers in the industry, given their graduate recruitment requirements. • Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies • Securities and investment • Two A Levels • Keyboarding skills Progression Higher education, Apprenticeship or employment in the Financial Services sector.

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Awarding Body: Edexcel and others

• Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business and Personal Finance • Award in WorkSkills • Customer services qualification • Work placement

Entry Qualifications 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English

Progression Apprenticeship /employment in the Financial Services sector.

Level 3 Pre-employment Course in Financial Services Sector Campus:

Course Content This qualification is part of our Financial Services Skills Academy, West Midlands. Students will gain the necessary skills to work effectively in a financial services environment and the course has been designed following feedback from a range of employers in the industry. At the end of the academic year, successful students will be guaranteed an interview for an apprenticeship at one of our local financial services employers. Students will undertake two periods of work placement during the year.

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Administration and Office Technology NVQ Level 1 in Business Administration

NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration

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Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Entry Requirements Entry will be by initial assessment to test business English plus an interview and supporting reference. Students must also have a good standard of literacy and numeracy.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at minimum Grade D, Mathematics and English is desirable. Students who have completed their NVQ1 Business Administration at BMC may progress onto the NVQ2 with a satisfactory progression interview. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an initial assessment plus supporting reference.

Course Content The course has been designed for students who want to work in an office environment. It will provide an opportunity to learn various office skills and includes a period of work experience leading to the production of a portfolio of evidence. • Work within your business environment • Carrying out your responsibilities at work • Welcome visitors • Make and receive telephone calls Progression NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration or employment or a related Intermediate level qualification.

Course Content This course is suitable for students who wish to work in an administrative support role in both private and public sector organisations. Students will be able to demonstrate practical skills achieved throughout their programme of study. Assessment is by portfolio, together with internal assessments. Whilst undertaking the NVQ, students will be required to attend a work placement. Students will also attend a number of business institutions so they can gain an understanding of the business environment.

• Using office equipment • Work within your business environment • Carrying out your responsibilities at work • Welcome visitors • Manage customer relations • Reception duties Progression Level 3 in Business Administration or employment. Advanced Diploma in Office Technology (With OCR Diploma in Business Administration and BTEC Award in Management) Campus: Awarding Body: OCR Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent). Students with a suitable Level 2 qualification will require a minimum Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content This course is ideal for those students wishing to pursue careers as administrators or personal assistants at senior

executive level in the private or public sectors. Students also attend work placements. The role of a PA is changing; less of a typist to more an executive assistant who is likely to be involved in project management, purchasing decisions, venue and conference bookings, sometimes with control of large budgets and teams of staff. Administrators are now more empowered with responsibility for a range of projects. • Working in administration • Communication and working relationships • Giving and receiving feedback • Administration and the law • Customer relations for administrative roles • Organising projects • Organising and coordinating events • Leadership and innovation • IT in an administrative environment • Preparing and delivering presentations • BTEC Award in Management • Word processing and IT qualifications Progression Higher education or employment.

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Diploma in Administration Level 3 (OCR Diploma Administration) Campus: Awarding Body: OCR Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent). Students with a suitable Level 2 qualification will require a minimum Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content The course has been designed for people who want to work in administrative employment. The Diploma consists of a number of units each covering a specific area of work. Coursework will be completed for each unit. The candidate will complete an OCR Diploma in Administration at Level 3. Core units include: • Understanding functions • Communicating with customers There are a wide variety of modules that make up the complete qualification ranging

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Business Studies BTEC Entry Level Award in Business Administration Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements Entry will be by initial assessment, a satisfactory interview and a supporting reference. Course Content This course allows students to improve their functional skills in English, Mathematics and ICT whilst learning about working in a business and administrative role. • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work • Managing your health at work • Working in business and administration • Professional behaviour in an office environment • Using a computer in business administration Progression: NVQ Level 1 in Business Administration or BTEC Level 1 Certificate / Diploma in Retail Knowledge.

Level 1 BTEC Certificate in Retail, Business and WorkSkills Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements Entry will be by initial assessment, a satisfactory interview and a supporting reference. Course Content This course has been designed to provide a broad educational basis for further training or for moving into appropriate employment within the business and retail sectors. • Level 1 Certificate in Retail Knowledge • Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Personal Finance • Entry Level 3 Certificate in WorkSkills • Functional Skills in ICT, English and Mathematics Progression Successful completion of the course with an appropriate grade profile will allow students to progress onto Level 2 business courses, other appropriate Level 2 courses or employment.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or suitable business related qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile.

Mathematics and English and WorkSkills. Progression Successful completion of the course with an appropriate grade profile will allow students to progress onto Level 3 courses or employment.

Course Content This course allows students to consider business aspects of the working world to give them advantages in job and career planning. Mandatory Units • Business purposes • Business organisations • Financial forecasting for business • People in organisations Students will also study optional units such as Communication in business, Training and employment, Bookkeeping, Customer relations, Enterprise and marketing along with Functional skills in IT,

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Business Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Students can a study a number of modules to gain a specific Level 3 Business qualification: • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business: 12 Unit course • (Two A Level equivalent qualification) • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business: 18 Unit course • (Three A level equivalent qualification) Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent). Students with a suitable Level 2 business qualification will require a minimum Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile.

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Course Content This course gives students a broad range of knowledge about the business world and helps them develop the understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment. Each qualification contains a mixture of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units study general business activity, eg the Business environment and Business resources. The optional units provide a more detailed study of a specific business activity, eg Creative product promotion and Recruitment and selection in business. Progression Successful completion of the course will allow students to progress onto higher education or employment.

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Leonora Kuzminova Leonora Kuzminova completed the one-year Business Administration Level 2 course and said: “I enjoyed the course so much I’ve now decided to study the Level 3 course. “I’m hoping to go on to university and then pursue a career in Management, so the skills I will be developing on this course are ideal for me.


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Information Technology Step into ICT Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements Entry will be by initial assessment, a satisfactory interview and a supporting reference. Course Content This is a one year full-time course at Entry Level 3 offered as part of the Foundation Learning Tier. More able students may be able to achieve a Level 1 qualification in ICT. This programme comprises two mandatory separate courses, plus Functional skills in English and Mathematics at Entry Level 3. EDEXCEL BTEC Entry Level Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) (Entry 3) (QCF) This Entry Level 3 qualification is designed for students who are preparing for further education, work or work experience. The course will give the students the opportunity to develop confidence, self esteem and the knowledge and the ICT skills necessary to enter

employment or progress on to further education. EDEXCEL Entry Level Certificate in Personal and Social Development (Entry 3) (QCF) This Entry Level 3 qualification is for learners who need to develop their personal and social skills. The units cover areas such as developing skills and setting goals; social skills, such as managing relationships and working with others; knowledge for living in the wider community, such as rights and responsibilities and community action and life skills, such as healthy living, budgeting and preparing for work. • Design and imaging software and internet and world wide web • IT user fundamental • Presentation and spreadsheet and word processing software • Using mobile IT devices • Using the internet and email Level 1 Progression Level 1 qualifications

Level 1 BTEC Certificate/ Diploma for IT Users Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements Entry will be by initial assessment, a satisfactory interview and a supporting reference. Course Content This one year course at Level 1 is offered as part of the Foundation Learning Tier. The programme comprises two mandatory separate courses plus Functional skills in English and Mathematics at Level 1. EDEXCEL BTEC Level 1 Diploma for IT Users (ITQ) (QCF) This Level 1 qualification is designed for students who are preparing for further education, work or work experience. The qualification will give the student the opportunity to develop confidence, self esteem and the knowledge required for careers in this area.

EDEXCEL Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Development (QCF) This qualification is for learners who need to develop their personal and social development skills. The units cover areas such as developing skills and setting goals; social skills, such as managing relationships and working with others; knowledge for living in the wider community, such as rights and responsibilities and community action and life skills, such as healthy living, budgeting and preparing for work. • Desktop publishing, spreadsheet and word processing software • Improving productivity using IT • IT communication fundamentals • IT user fundamentals • Multimedia, presentation, website and imaging software • Using mobile IT devices • Using the internet Progression Level 2 ICT qualifications, such as BTEC Level 2 Diploma for IT Practitioners or employment.

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma for IT (General) Campus:

Progression Level 3 qualifications in ICT such as BTEC Level 3 Diploma or employment.

Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 – eg Introductory Diploma in ICT or equivalent ICT qualification (with Merit grade). All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content This course is taught in the context of real jobs and careers in the ICT sector and includes Functional Skills in English and Mathematics at Level 2. This will allow learners to explore the opportunities offered in the sector. • Using ICT to present information • Introduction to computer systems • Website development • ICT graphics • ICT supporting organisations • Database and spreadsheet software

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma for IT (Software Development) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 – eg Introductory Diploma in ICT or equivalent ICT qualification (with Merit grade). All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content This course is taught in the context of real jobs and careers in the ICT sector. This will allow learners to explore the opportunities offered in the sector. • Software design and development • Database software • Website development • Introduction to computer systems

• ICT graphics • Spreadsheet software • Using ICT to present information Progression Level 3 qualifications in ICT such as BTEC Level 3 Diploma or employment. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in IT (General) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in ICT with Merit grade or an equivalent ICT qualification at Level 2 and a good reference from the last educational establishment attended. Course Content This course is designed for students who wish to gain a qualification covering the general elements of (ICT) Business and includes Functional skills in English and Mathematics at Level 2. Students will complete projects and assignments based on

realistic workplace situations to develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge. • Communication and employment skills for IT • Business information systems • Organisational system security • Impact of IT on business systems • Advanced database and spreadsheet skills • IT systems analysis and design • Client side customisation of web pages • Human computer interaction • Principles of software design and development • Event driven programming • Mathematics for IT practitioners • Maintaining computer systems • Website production and management • Installing and upgrading software • Computer animation • E-Commerce and communications technologies Progression Higher education or employment.


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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in IT (Software, Games and Web Development) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or Merit or above at BTEC Level 2 Diploma in ICT or an equivalent ICT qualification at Level 2 and a good reference from the last educational establishment attended. Course Content The course is designed for students who wish to embark on a career in software development or programming and includes Functional skills in English and Mathematics at Level 2. Students will learn the fundamentals of programming and general IT, complete programming projects and assignments and develop a good range of software development IT skills.

• Communication and employment skills for IT • Computer and information systems • Advanced database and spreadsheet skills • IT systems analysis and design • Communications technologies • Client side customisation of web pages • Developing computer games • Human computer interaction • Mathematics for IT practitioners • Principles of software design and development • Web server scripting • Event driven programming • Website production and management • Digital graphics and computers • Computer animation • Principles of computer networks • Games programming Progression Higher education or employment.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in IT (IT and Networking) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or Merit or above at BTEC Level 2 Diploma in ICT or an equivalent ICT qualification at Level 2 and a good reference from the last educational establishment attended. Course Content Students will learn the areas of networking and complete projects and assignments which will develop a range of networking and IT skills. It also includes Functional skills in English and Mathematics at Level 2 • Communication and employment skills for IT • Computer systems • Organisational system security • Information systems • Advanced database and spreadsheet skills • IT systems analysis and design

• Communications technologies • Data analysis • Mathematics for IT practitioners • Human computer interaction • Maintaining computer systems • Principles of software design and development • Website production and management • Network management • Installing and upgrading software • Principles of computer networks • Networking basics Progression Higher education or employment.

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Law and Legal Studies ILEX Level 2 Certificate for Legal Secretaries Campus: Awarding Body: ILEX/ City & Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content The assignment-based one year course gives students an insight into legal terminology and a basic understanding of legal issues. Students will also attend work placements. • Legal word processing • Business skills in the legal environment • Legal proof reading test With the possibility of also completing a L2 Award in Legal Studies

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Progression Students who are successful will have the opportunity to progress to an Advanced Level programme of study. ILEX Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries (With BTEC Award in Management) Campus: Awarding Body: ILEX/ City & Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent). Students with a suitable Level 2 qualification will be considered. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile. Course Content The ILEX Diploma ensures that potential legal administrators are trained to advanced level, achieving qualifications in all IT packages. Work experience is important for students to put their business knowledge and skills into practice. Throughout their studies they attend a legal institution for one day per week, enabling

them to develop skills such as time management and client care, as well as the usual administrative skills. • Advanced legal word processing • Advanced business skills in the legal environment • Legal proof reading test • The Legal environment • Principles of criminal law • Legal word processing • Audio digital transcription • BTEC Award in Management • A Level Law Progression Successful students have the opportunity to progress to Higher education or full/ part-time Legal Executive qualifications or full-time employment.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Law Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent). Course Content This two year course is designed for students who know they want to study law. It will prepare them for employment within the legal profession or enable them to continue to study law at university. The Diploma consists of 12 law related units including • Unlawful homicide and police powers • Aspects of family law • Aspects of tort • Contract law • Aspects of criminal law relating to business • Certificate in Financial Studies Progression Higher education or employment within the legal profession.

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Sports, Public Services and Childcare There is an ever-growing interest in exercise and general fitness as a means of promoting well-being and a healthy body. Career opportunities for sports science graduates continue to grow in both the public and private sectors and the major areas of employment include sports development, sports coaching, sports promotion, sports commerce (clothing and 2010-2011 Prospectus equipment).

The travel and leisure industry also continues to grow with more people travelling abroad than ever before, and many careers are now available to students who have appropriate qualifications including airline cabin crew, business travel advisors, and e-travel agents. The UK armed and emergency services are made up of the

Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Royal Navy, Army and the Royal Air Force. Each of the armed forces is self-sufficient and provides careers in hundreds of trades and professions from medicine to music, engineering to catering. Opportunities in the services are endless and most jobs require people who do not expect to work in a 9 to 5 job, but enjoy varied and

fulfilling work which can range from directing traffic in the police force to dealing with serious road traffic accidents in the Ambulance Service. The childcare qualifications are part of this directorate, and provide the platform for students to progress into rewarding careers to play a crucial role in shaping the lives of future generations.


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Sports BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure

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Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed. Entry will be by initial assessment and a supporting tutor reference.

Course Content The qualification has been designed to provide a broad basis for further education and training, or moving into appropriate employment within the sport and leisure sector.

Course Content This course covers basic practical and theoretical aspects to the sport and recreation industry.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a Level 1 sport qualification with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference.

cel artnership • Basic anatomy and physiology • Current practices in sport • Practical sport • Organising an event Progression BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport, NVQ Level 2 in Sport or other Level 2 qualification.

• Use and storage of equipment • Maintaining sporting areas • Dealing with minor accidents and emergencies • Customer care • Planning and leading sporting activities Progression BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport, NVQ Level 2 in Sport or other Level 2 qualification.

Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Certificate in Sport or employment.

Course Content This course is designed for students who have an interest in sport. It is useful for students wishing to pursue a career in sport or leisure, or hoping to progress onto advanced level sports science or sport (performance and excellence) courses.• • The body in sport • Health, safety and injury in sport • Practical sport • Psychology for sports performance • Nutrition for sports performance • Fitness for sports performance

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport – Outdoor Education Campus:

Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport or other Level 3 course in Sport related field.

Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs at grade D or above or Level 1 Sport qualification with Merit grade. Students with a pass grade will be considered subject to additional assessment and/or supporting reference. Course Description This course offers students the opportunity to study various topics from health and safety, to the skills needed for climbing and abseiling. Students will have the opportunity to sample working life within an outdoor education context to gain hands-on experience. Course Contact • The body in sport • Health, safety and injury in sport • The sports industry • Word based project in sport • Expedition experience • Practical outdoor and adventurous activities

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NVQ Level 2 in Coaching, Teaching and Instruction in Football Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a Level 1 sport qualification with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference. Course Content This course is for students who wish to follow careers in coaching football in the leisure and recreation industry. Some of the units studied will include anatomy and physiology and psychology for sport, and the opportunity for coaching in the community, (eg children in schools or after-school clubs) and sports for the disabled. Students may also have the chance of gaining the FA Football Coaching qualifications.

• Coaching • Teaching and instruction techniques • Planning for sessions delivery in coaching sessions • Evaluating sessions • Customer service • Health and safety Progression NVQ Level 3 Sports Development. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Merit grade in sport, or other Level 2 sport qualification. Students should be competing at a high level of sport, eg national, county, district. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference.

Course Content This course is suitable for students who have a keen interest in sports and have an expertise in one or two of their chosen sports. Students need to be of a very good sporting standard already in order to be considered suitable to undertake this programme. The qualification is directly aimed at sports performers across all sports, deliberately targeting elite performers with a solid academic profile. • • • • •

Anatomy Psychology Health and safety Ethics and values Practical sport

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma Sport and Exercise Science Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Merit grade in Sport, or other Level 2 sport qualifications. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference. Course Content This course is a specialist workrelated course. It will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for employment in coaching, teaching, instructing, sports therapy, sports development, operations and recreation or for working in education. • Sport and exercise sciences project • Sport and exercise psychology • Exercise physiology • Practical sports coaching • Anatomy and nutrition for

sport and exercise • Physiological factors in sport and exercise • Sports massage • Exercise, health and lifestyle • Sports injuries • Analysis of elite performer

an excellent introduction to a range of outdoor activities. Assessment is continuous, via a range of methods including written tasks, group and individual presentations, reports, video analysis and practical skills observations.

Progression Higher education or employment.

• Leadership skills • Expedition skills • Land and water based outdoor activity skills • Equipment and good practice in the outdoors • Environmental education • Risk assessment and management • Training and fitness • Anatomy and physiology • Development of functional and PLT skills

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in sport at Merit grade or above. A positive school reference with good levels of attendance and punctuality, plus an interest in adventurous activities

Progression Foundation degree in Adventure Sports Management or related area Work at an outdoor centre / field study centre / outdoor retailers / adventure holiday providers.

Anthea Cottrell Anthea Cottrell achieved a triple Distinction on her BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence), demonstrating an exceptional attitude to sport by participating in netball, volleyball, hockey and athletics. “I’ve really enjoyed being the netball team captain and was proud to represent the College,” she said. “I’m going to Leeds Metropolitan University to study Sports Development and am taking some great memories of my time at the College with me.”

Course Content This course provides qualifications in the fast growing adventure activity industry. Students will cover 12 units plus at least one residential experience and gain

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent). In addition, a grade C in GCSE Physical Education or a Merit grade BTEC Level 2 in Sport will be considered. Course Content This course is a specialist workrelated course. It will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for employment in coaching, teaching, instructing, sports therapy, sports development, operations and recreation or for working in education. • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport • The physiology of fitness • Assessing risk in sport • Fitness training and programming • Sports coaching • Sports development

• Fitness testing for sport and exercise • Practical team sports • Sports nutrition • Current issues in sport • Leadership in sport • Exercise, health and lifestyle • Instructing physical activity and health • Psychology for sports performance • Sports injuries • Rules, regulations and officiating in sport • Organising sports events • Work experience in sport • Sports facilities and operational management Progression Higher Education/ Apprenticeship/Employment.

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METsport Academies The METsport Academy at Birmingham Metropolitan College is an additional programme aimed at those wishing to combine academic studies with individual sports development qualifications. Students will receive up to 10 hours per week of professional sports training alongside a fulltime academic course. All sports will operate from the Sutton Coldfield Campus. The three main objectives of the METsport Academy are: 1. To develop individual and team skills in the chosen sport through professional coaching programmes. 2. To develop coaching skills by taking Governing Body Awards. 3. To play for and represent Birmingham Metropolitan College in local, regional and national competitions.

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You can choose any of the following sports: Athletics - Track and Field Gender: M/F Track and Field Athletic Training starts after the Easter Break. Most athletes will be linked with local clubs and will be on personal training programmes. Athletes will be transported to Wyndley Track and sessions will form the focus of time and distance trials. The season will consist of local and regional athletic meets with interRegional and qualification meets in the latter part of the summer term. Endurance and Cross Country Gender: M/F Elite Cross Country, Long Distance Running and Cycling squads will receive additional technical and tactical training. These sessions will be based at Wyndley/Sutton Park and will form the main training sessions for the regional and national meets.


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Basketball Gender: M/F Technical training sessions will take place at the Sutton Coldfield Campus in the first half-term. During these sessions, the Head Coach and Assistant Coach will develop an Elite squad and two site- based development squads. The Elite squad will benefit from additional coaching in the Fitness and Integrated Teaching Block (FIT) at SC. Development squad training will continue to take place at the chosen study campus. Players will be fully integrated into all squads and selection for matches will be based on the relevance of the competitions entered. Cricket Gender: M/F Cricket nets start in January in preparation for the Warwickshire Indoor 6 competition. Net practice will continue into the summer term when campuses will facilitate friendly fixtures. An Elite squad will be picked for additional technical training and competitive county fixtures.

EMPS (Elite Mentoring Schemes) Gender: M/F There are talented athletes within the College system who participate in sports such as Archery, Judo, Martial Arts, Rowing and Cycling to name a few. The EMPS programme is designed to support and guide these elite performers through: • Programmes of workshops on topics such as nutrition, psychology, lifestyle advice • Tutorials, designed to support academic lecturers • An additional tutor who is the link between the individual’s study and the sport programmes • Financial support for training kit, coaching sessions and competition entry This programme is available for performers involved in sports not featured in the current METsport academies.

Football Gender: M/F There will be 7 teams operating across all the campuses. Players will take part in technical and tactical training sessions at several facilities including West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Wyndley Leisure Centre and BVGS Playing Fields. Teams operating on Wednesday afternoons will train with coaches associated with the chosen study campus, playing in either ECFA or BCS leagues. All players will be required to take a full part in several training sessions during the week. A further squad will be selected across all campuses to play additional Saturday football representing Team SCC in local leagues. The Ladies’ Football Development Centre will be playing in national competitions and it will be inevitable that some Wednesday mornings will be required for long distance travel commitments.

Golf Gender: M/F The Golf Academy is available for a maximum of 12 golfers – all players are required to have an official handicap and ideally be a member of a local golf club. Selection is based on current handicap and/or playing qualification. Technical coaching sessions take place at the Belfry with the Senior Golf Professional, followed by on-course/player management sessions. Players are transported to/from the study campus direct to the Belfry. Hockey Gender: M/F Technical sessions will take place either at Wyndley or the Coaching, Performance and Therapies (CPT) Block at the Sutton Campus. The squads will play a mixture of male, female and mixed matches in various forms – indoor, outdoor, mixed 7s or 11-a-side.

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Netball Gender: F Technical sessions will take place with a number of friendly tri-campus fixtures set up prior to First/Second XI Squad selection.

Rugby Union/League Gender: M Rugby is split into two distinctive seasons. However, players will work on both codes of practice in squad training sessions.

Racquets Sports Gender: M/F This academy includes the sports of Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis. Students will initially take part in a series of sessions/trials in the first academic half-term at their chosen study campus.

Technical and Tactical sessions will take place at BVGS Playing Fields – a series of K/O Cups and Friendly fixtures will provide the competition structure in both 10s and 15s.

Students who excel in any of the disciplines will then participate in the ‘Elite training squads’ based in the Coaching, Performance and Therapies Block (CPT) at the Sutton Campus.

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Volleyball Gender: M/F Training will take the form of technical and tactical sessions. Players will be able to take part in Male/Female and Mixed competitions during the season. An additional male team represents the College in the regional volleyball league, playing its fixtures on various evenings during the week.


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Public Services BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Public Services Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed. Entry will be by initial assessment and a supporting reference. Course Content This course has been developed to give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. It will also help students to progress to employment in a particular vocational sector. • Searching for a job • Conduct at work • Wellbeing and fitness for public service • Public service careers • Improving health and fitness for entry into the uniformed service • Personal skills for the public services • Managing your health at work • Forensic detection • Introduction to security work in the public services

• Practical teamwork in the public service • Map reading using ordnance survey maps • Public service incidents • Planning and participating in an event • Public service project • Introduction to expedition skills • Developing personal skills for leadership • Self-management skills • Working as a volunteer Progression BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Public Services with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from their tutor/ school.

• Adventurous activities and teamwork for the public services • Sport and recreation in the public services • Land navigation by map and compass • Attending emergency incidents in public services • Security procedures in the public services Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services or employment within the public services.

Course Content The qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed and non-uniformed services, for example, Police, Emergency Fire Services, Security, Prison Services or the Armed Services. • Public service skills • Career planning for the public services • Improving health and fitness for entry to the uniformed public services • Employment in the uniformed public services

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Public Services Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school. Course Content The qualification is targeted at learners who would like to gain employment in the public services sector. The qualification will develop the learner’s abilities through the knowledge and skills gained in the programme. This qualification is suitable for learners who would like to gain employment in uniformed or non-uniformed public services. • Government, policies and the public services • Leadership and teamwork in the public services • Citizenship, diversity and the public services

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• Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the public services • Fitness testing and training for the uniformed public services • International institutions and human rights • Understanding the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on public services • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions • Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities • Crime and its effects on society • Command and control in the uniformed public services • Responding to emergency service incidents • Planning and management of major incidents • Career planning for the public services • Police powers in the public services

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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Travel and Tourism Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed. Entry will be by initial assessment and a positive school or college reference confirming good levels of attendance and punctuality. Course Content This qualification has been designed to reflect the skills, knowledge and understanding that are required in the modern travel and tourism industry. Students are given the opportunity to develop a range of skills such as problem solving, working as a member of a team and being able to plan and make decisions. • Researching a tourist destination • Planning for and taking part in a visit • Customer service in travel and tourism • Displaying travel and tourism products and services • Planning a trip to a visitor attraction • UK travel destinations

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• Recommending a package holiday • Schedule, charter and lowcost airlines • The role of air cabin crew • The role of overseas resort representative Progression On completion of the course, students could progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism or move directly into employment within the travel and tourism industry.

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or a Level 1 Travel and Tourism qualification with a Merit grade. A positive school or college reference with good levels of attendance and punctuality will also be required. Course Content This qualification has a specialist work-related focus, where students are prepared for employment in the appropriate vocational sector. Students are given the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Skills and knowledge are developed through a portfolio of case studies, projects and workrelated scenarios.

• The UK travel and tourism sector • Understanding customer service in travel and tourism • Understanding the nature and effects of world travel • UK tourism destinations • European holiday destinations • Worldwide holiday destinations • Holiday planning • Exploring marketing in travel and tourism • Exploring airports and airlines • Residential study visits in travel and tourism Progression BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism or directly into employment within the travel and tourism industry.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or a Level 2 Travel and Tourism qualification with a Merit grade are needed. A positive school or college reference with good levels of attendance and punctuality will also be required. Course Content This qualification is a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the travel and tourism Industry. Students are given the opportunity to develop a broad range of knowledge from the sector, examining the different travel and tourism industry components and how they work together. Skills and knowledge are developed through a portfolio of case studies, projects and work related scenarios.

• Investigating the travel and tourism sector • The business of travel and tourism • The UK as a destination • Customer service in travel and tourism • Marketing travel and tourism products and services • Preparing for employment in travel and tourism • Long-haul travel destinations • Retail travel operations • Investigating the cruise industry • Working as a holiday representative • UK visitor attractions • Work experience in the travel and tourism sector • Residential study visits in travel and tourism Progression On completion of the course, students can progress into higher education at university or move directly into employment within the Travel and Tourism industry.

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Childcare and Early Years CACHE Entry Level Certificate in Preparation for Childcare Campus: ESC Awarding Body: CACHE Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed. Entry will be by initial assessment, clear CRB and interview and a supporting tutor reference. Course Content This course teaches practical parenting skills and how to care for a young child in the home. This entry level course is a taster into studying childcare courses. • Pregnancy and the responsible parent • Caring for young children 0-3 years 11 months • Play and learning in the home 0-3 years 11 months Progression CACHE Level 1 Foundation Award in Caring for Children.

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Awarding Body: CACHE Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed. Entry will be by initial assessment, clear CRB and interview, and a supporting tutor reference. Course Content This course teaches students some basic skills in caring for young children. • Personal development • Human growth and development from birth to old age • Food and nutrition • Health and safety practices in home and group settings • Care of children • Play and practical activities • Orientation to work programme Progression Cache Level 2 in Child Care and Education, BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Child Care and Education or Level 2 in Health and Social Care.

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Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or Cache Foundation Award in Caring for Children with Merit grade. All applicants will require a satisfactory reference and student profile plus a clear CRB and successful interview.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or a Childcare Level 2 qualification with a Merit grade. A clear CRB and successful interview

Course Content This course is suitable for students considering a career in childcare and education, teaching or nursing. • An introduction to working with children • The developing child • Safe, healthy and nurturing environments for children • Children and play • Communication and professional skills within childcare and education • The childcare practitioner in the workplace Progression CACHE Level 3 Award/ Certificate/Diploma

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CACHE Level 3 Award/ Certificate/Diploma for the Children’s Workforce

Course Content This course is suitable for those students considering a career in childcare and education, teaching or nursing. • An introduction to working with children • Development from conception to age 16 • Keeping children safe • Promoting a healthy Environment for children • Play and learning in children’s education • Caring for children • Development of professional skills Progression Higher education, initial teacher training or employment.


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Technology, Digital and Building Services Academy to support the upskilling of Samsung service engineers and to provide opportunities for IT and engineering students to gain qualifications in the digital sector.

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Technology BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Engineering - Mechanical and Electrical Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements Entry will be by initial assessment plus an interview and supporting reference. Course Content This is a highly practical programme involving manufacturing engineering products, health and safety and workshop skills. • Working in engineering • Starting work in engineering • Developing skills in engineering • Range of other optional engineering units Progression BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering or other Level 2 qualifications in Electronics

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Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed, entry will be by initial assessment and a supporting reference.

Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supportive reference from tutor.

Course Content This course provides a good grounding in the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of common engineering and safe working practices, essential for anyone looking to build a career in engineering. • Working safely in an engineering environment • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering • Using and communicating technical information • Electronics engineering • Fabrication and welding • Production engineering Progression NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations or an Apprenticeship.

Course Content Building on skills developed at Level 1 this course develops further degrees of competence in key engineering operations. • Working safely in an engineering environment • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering • Using and communicating technical information • Electronics engineering • Fabrication and welding • Production engineering Progression Level 3 Engineering qualifications or Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above which include English and Mathematics or suitable qualification at Level 1 with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school. Course Content This is a practical work related course and students will be required to complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. • Applied electrical and mechanical science for engineering • Using and interpreting engineering information • Electronic devices and communications • Electronic circuit construction and testing • PC hardware and software installation and configuration • Mathematics for engineers

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Progression Level 3 qualification in Electronics/Electrical Engineering or Advanced Apprenticeship. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Computers in Control) Campus: Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or a BTEC Level 2 in a related subject with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/school. Course Content This course develops skills, knowledge and understanding of Electrical/Electronic and Computer Engineering. You will study 18 Units, these include: • Health and safety in the engineering workplace • Mathematics for technicians

• Electrical and electronic principles • Electrical installations • Electronic measurement and testing • Microprocessor systems and applications • Selecting and using programmable controllers • Engineering project Progression Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended /Diploma Mechanical Engineering (Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Campus:

Course Content This course offers a broadbased approach to technology disciplines emphasising the modern technological developments which dominate all manufacturing and process industries. • Mechanical technology • Engineering materials and design • Mechanical principles • Drawing computer-aided design for technicians • Mathematics for engineering technicians • Health and safety in the engineering workplace Progression Higher education or employment.

Awarding Body: Edexcel Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or a BTEC First Certificate/Diploma in a related subject with Merit grade. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference from tutor/ school.

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Utilities Level 1 in Electrical Installation Campus: ESC Awarding Body: EMTA Entry Requirements A minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include Mathematics, English and a Science subject. Course Content This is an introductory qualification for students wishing to follow a career in industrial/domestic electrical installation and maintenance. • Health and safety • Working in an engineering environment • Using and communicating technical information • Electrical circuits • Electrical wiring/electronics • Functional skills Progression Level 2 qualification in Electrical Installation.

Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation Campus: Awarding Body: EMTA Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, Mathematics and a Science subject (or equivalent) or merit grade at Level 1 course. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supportive reference from tutor. Course Content This course develops technical and practical skills for those who wish to pursue a career in the electrical installation industry. • Engineering techniques • Engineering environment awareness • Engineering principles • Electrical and electronic principles • Electrical installation methods • Inspection testing • Functional skills Progression Level 3 qualification in Electrical Installation.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Gas Installation and Maintenance Campus: Awarding Body: City and Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, Mathematics and a Science subject (or equivalent) or merit grade at Level 1 course. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supportive reference from tutor. Course Content This course is a Technical Certificate aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in the gas maintenance industry. • • • • • • • •

Induction general safety Basic principles Basic processes Hot and cold water systems Heating systems Gas supply systems System maintenance Effective working relationships

Progression Trained installation and maintenance engineer.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plumbing Campus: Awarding Body: City and Guilds Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent) or Merit grade at a Level 1 course. Students with a Pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supportive reference from tutor. Course Content This is a course that will provide the technical and practical skills for those who wish to build a career in the plumbing industry. Assessment will be by practical demonstration of competence and successful completion of online, closed book examinations. • • • • • • • •

Health and safety Cold water systems Domestic hot water Sanitation systems Central heating Electrical Environmental awareness Supply

Progression Level 3 qualification in plumbing or other Level 3 related qualifications.

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