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Birmingham Metropolitan College

Higher Education

Why Birmingham?

Welcome to Birmingham Metropolitan College

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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.

Why Birmingham About Us How to Apply Partner Universities Course Listing Business & Management Legal Accounting ICT Art & Design Media Performing Arts Early Years Counselling Health & Social Care Teacher Training Science & Pharmaceutical Podiatry Dental Nursing & Technology Engineering Building Services Sport Maps

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 higher education 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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Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city. It’s a lively, dynamic, multicultural metropolitan city offering a world class cultural scene, superb shopping, fantastic nightlife and access to some of the UK’s most breath-taking countryside. Over the past few years there has been a remarkable modern transformation that has kept the tradition of a contemporary and energetic city alive. Home to some 50,000 students, Birmingham is a city tailored for every

student’s needs with a nightlife that really stands out. There is always something to do whatever your preference with plenty of bars and clubs located on the well known Broad Street, Mailbox and Brindley Place areas. Cafes and restaurants situated all over the city deliver every type of cuisine imaginable. The diversity of the music scene covers every genre you could imagine, the city is bursting with house, R & B, drum and bass, rock, 70’s & 80’s, indie, jazz, soul, garage and even classical hosted at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, one of the world’s

finest concert halls. The O2 Academy, NIA and LG arena also host some of the world’s most popular performers. Like any other great city, Birmingham has a fine tradition of shopping amenities, playing host to the renowned Bullring, one of Europe’s largest shopping developments, the Mailbox, where you can find Harvey Nicholls, Armani and other designer stores and the historic Jewellery Quarter.

artistic scene that reflects the softer side of the city. The Alexandra, Hippodrome and Birmingham Repertory Theatres often have the latest opera, screen-play or even comedy acts performing and the many art galleries really encapsulate the city’s modernisation. Birmingham is at the centre of a comprehensive transport network which connects to every corner of the UK making it accessible to all parts of the United Kingdom by rail or road.

Birmingham is also host to many great events and shows and has an

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Birmingham Metropolitan College

Higher Education

About Us Birmingham Metropolitan College was formed on 1 September 2009 as a result of a merger of two of the most successful colleges in the region; Sutton Coldfield and Matthew Boulton Colleges. Both of these colleges have over 100 years experience of delivering top quality education and Birmingham Metropolitan College has recently received an excellent Ofsted inspection report in which the quality of teaching and support for students was praised.

learning resource centre and laboratory facilities that are now state of the art. With excellent transport links to and from the city centre, this lively and popular town has a history dating back to Henry VIII. It also has the second largest shopping centre in Birmingham with more than thirty bars and restaurants and also plays host to the world famous Belfry golf course. Sutton Coldfield is the largest of our campuses with over 8,000 students and has many specialist learning facilities.

The buildings and facilities at Birmingham Metropolitan College have everything you would expect from a modern, progressive college. Collectively we have many strengths and it is our purpose to draw on these to continue in our mission of achieving greater excellence in all that we do.

Matthew Boulton Campus Based in the heart of the city, Matthew Boulton Campus won the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Further Education Design Excellence Award. Built in 2005, this impressive new building has many outstanding features such as the graphics and print studios, student areas and health care clinics, with remarkably well equipped learning suites and professional standard facilities. Specialist workshops, laboratories, studios and study centres are zoned to provide an inspirational learning environment. The Millennium Point studios are a two minute walk away and hold our industry standard FEED and Fashion Lab studios where our fashion and graphic design courses take place.

We continually invest in all of our campuses so they meet the requirements of today’s students and are fit for all learning purposes. Birmingham Metropolitan College has three main campuses: Sutton Coldfield Campus Situated in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, 8 miles north of Birmingham city centre. The Sutton Coldfield Campus has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment which has seen upgraded library,

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James Watt Campus This campus has recently been refurbished and now has outstanding

facilities for games development and media with their own TV and media suites. The campus has state-of the-art hair and beauty salons, along with new science laboratories, facilities for sports, public services and some excellent engineering, car maintenance and construction workshops.

• Highly qualified teaching staff with industry experience • Small study groups • One-to-one contact with tutors • Location of the campuses • Late applications accepted • Flexible entry requirements • Part-time options to fit your lifestyle • Excellent record of achievement

College Support

Excellence The College teaching teams have been consistently praised in reports by External Verifiers, Ofsted and QAA in the subjects we offer at higher level. Our records for achievement and success are outstanding and every year our pass rates are above national averages.

We offer a wide range of Access courses, Higher National Diplomas, Higher National Certificates, Foundation Degrees, BSc (Hons) and professional qualifications in partnership with prestigious local universities and we aim to continually expand our higher education courses to offer as much choice as possible. As a majority of our higher education students’ progress directly onto the second or final year of an honours degree at one of our partner universities, we aim for students to spend some time at our partner university sites, so they can truly appreciate what it is like to be a university student. Our latest survey of higher education students revealed that their main reasons for choosing Birmingham Metropolitan College were: • Superb facilities • Friendly and supportive environment

Top quality teaching At Birmingham Metropolitan College, students will benefit from expert tuition, taught in small university style seminar groups. Most of the teaching staff have worked in industry before working for the College. This means they are able to relate the theory to the practice. Our staff teach on both A Levels and Higher Education University programmes, which means that there is no wasted repetition of what has already been covered at BTEC or A Level. Help with your course Students who enrol at the College as a higher education student will be allocated a personal tutor who will act as personal contact, monitoring

Sutton Coldfield Campus

progress and offering support during the duration of the course. Students will spend some time with their personal tutor each week to review their progress throughout the course. Help with your studies The College provides a full range of student support services so students can access • Impartial course and career advice • Help with applying for the next stage of your education or training • Help with your financial queries • Confidential support with personal matters Help with any problems The College offers a personal counselling service to help students cope with any difficulties they are experiencing within or outside College. It is confidential and can help with emotional, relationship, personal and study problems. Our counsellors are experienced, qualified professionals. This service is available to all students, free of charge.

University support If the chosen course of study is accredited by one of our partner universities, students will normally have full access to that university’s resources and facilities, including the library, IT centre, recreational facilities and student services. Higher education administrators The higher education administrators play a key role in student support and act as a first point of contact for students with issues surrounding their studies. The administrators also control the handing in of assignments and the publication of exam results.

International Students With over 800 years of history, the British educational system is one of the most advanced and emulated systems throughout the world. It encourages students to be proactive, independent, raise questions and draw their own conclusions. The

high quality and standards of British education are recognised all over the world. Studying in the UK and especially at a Government funded state college is highly affordable and is often cheaper than studying in other English speaking countries. In addition, students who have a student visa for six months or more can earn extra income from part-time work and benefit from free medical care. We can also help students find accommodation and will advise on all aspects of living and studying in Britain, from registering with a doctor to obtaining a bank account.

will shape your life; Birmingham Metropolitan College is known for its excellence, we are a world class teaching and learning institution. Our international students have achieved great things, gaining valuable qualifications, progressing to University and embarking on successful careers.

All courses are taught in English but we do offer a range of English Language courses designed to raise your English to the appropriate IELTS level for college or university study. Summer school English courses are also offered in July and August. We have been recruiting international students from all over the world for many years. Choosing where to study

For more information on courses and fees, international students can contact a member of the international team on +44(0)121 503 8500 or email: int.office@bmetc.ac.uk

Birmingham Metropolitan College in the heart of the UK, welcomes applications from international students directly through our international office or through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

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Birmingham Metropolitan College

Higher Education

How to Apply Full-time higher education programmes Applications to study the full time higher education programmes at Birmingham Metropolitan College are made via APPLY through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). APPLY is a secure, web-based application system. To use APPLY, applicants will need a buzzword (password) from their school, college, careers centre or British Council Office. For further details on how to apply please access the UCAS’ website at www.ucas.com When filling in the UCAS application form the codes from the table below will be needed to apply for the correct course.

James Watt Campus

Finance and fees What are the fees? Information on fees can be found on our website www.bmetc.ac.uk or by contacting the higher education business support team on 0845 155 0101 or email heenquiries@bmetc. ac.uk Financial support There may be financial assistance available for students entering higher education by the means of incomerelated loans. The main purpose of

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these loans is to help with costs of tuition fees and general living costs while studying, but please note these loans are only available by applying to Student Finance England (not to the college). Students are advised to contact them as soon as possible in order to see what sort of support they are entitled to. In certain circumstances students may also receive extra help after enrolment and assessment of their needs. Please note the College is not responsible for the amount of financial help available.

For further information on loan entitlement please refer to the Student Finance England website at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

Course

(a) (b) Institution Institution Code Name Code

(c) Course Code

BSC (Hons) Podiatry

BMET

B30

B985

Foundation Degree Information and Communication Technology

BCITY

B25

G421

(d) Campus Code

(e) Short Form of Course Title

BSc/Pod B

H

FdSc/ICT

Foundation Degree in WOLVN Sport and Exercise Science

W75

C600

FdSc/SES

Higher National Diploma Business

BMET

B30

022N

Higher National Diploma in Business and Management

BCITY

B25

122N

B

HND/BM

Higher National Diploma in Fine Art

BCITY

B25

001W

B

HND/FA

Higher National Diploma in Forensic Science

WOLVN

W75

014F

H

HND/FS

Higher National Diploma Creative Media Production (Computer Games Animation)

BMET

B30

054G

HND/ CMP

Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design

BMET

B30

012W

HND/GrD

HND/Bus

Higher National Diploma in Legal Studies

BCITY

B25

039M

B

HND/LS

Higher National Diploma BCITY Media and Communication

B25

003P

B

HND/ MCom

Higher National Diploma Performing Arts (Performance)

B30

034W

BMET

HND/ PATA

UCAS Tariff Points GCE and VCE A Levels

BTEC National Certificate/ Double Award

BTEC National Diploma

A* = 140 pts

AA = 240 pts

DDD = 360 pts

A = 120 pts

AB = 220 pts

DDM = 320 pts

B = 100 pts

BB = 200 pts

DMM =280 pts

C = 80 pts

BC = 180 pts

MMM =240 pts

D = 60 pts

CC = 160 pts

MMP = 200 pts

E = 40 pts

CD = 140 pts

MPP = 160 pts

DD = 120 pts

PPP = 120 pts

DE = 100 pts EE = 80 pts

If you have not applied via UCAS before the last day of June and wish to make an application, this does not mean you have missed the opportunity to be considered. Contact the higher education business support team for further information on 0845 155 0101 or email heenquiries@bmetc.ac.uk Part-time higher education programmes Students can make an application to all part-time Higher Education programmes by completing an Application Form. To request an Application Form please contact the higher education business support team on 0845 155 0101 or heenquiries@bmetc.ac.uk

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Birmingham Metropolitan College

Higher Education

Partner Universities • Technology, Engineering and the Environment The range of programmes offered by the University reflects its emphasis on professional and vocational work and the University has strong links with business, the professions and the community. In addition to the programmes offered on campus, the University has established a number of collaborative arrangements with external organisations in respect of its academic provision. The University offers programmes at sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate level (including research degrees) and in full-time and part-time modes of study

teaching, and recent teaching quality assessments conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), higher education’s quality watchdog, have found the teaching to be excellent. The university is committed to high standards and quality in all that it does and is flexible, open and responsive to students’ needs. For further details visit www.coventry.ac.uk

Manchester Metropolitan University

For further details visit www.bcu.ac.uk

Coventry University Aston University

Aston University was founded in 1895 and gained its Royal Charter as a University in 1966. Aston has a consistently excellent record for graduate employment success. For example, more than 80% of its graduates entered “graduate level” employment each year from 200710, placing Aston in the UK’s top 10 Universities and against a UK average of less than 70%. Aston

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University is located on a compact self contained campus with lots of green space and extensive social, student support and sporting facilities. Students have the added advantage of being an easy 5 minute walk from the centre of Birmingham. The majority of Aston students take placement years, sandwich courses or year abroad programmes, giving them relevant experience and employability skills to match their high academic performance. For further details visit www.aston.ac.uk

Birmingham City University (formerly UCE)

Birmingham City University was awarded University status and degree awarding powers in 1992 and acquired its current title on 1st October 2007. The University was known as the University of Central England in Birmingham (UCE Birmingham) from 1992-2007 and prior to that Birmingham Polytechnic.

The Polytechnic was created from the progressive amalgamation of a series of local colleges including general technical colleges and specialist colleges for art and design, music, commerce and education. The University now has six faculties located on eight campuses across the City • Birmingham City Business School • Birmingham Institute of Art and Design • Education, Law and Social Sciences • Health • Performance, Media and English

Coventry is an evolving and innovative university with a growing reputation for excellence in education. With a long tradition as a provider of education, it’s roots can be traced as far back as Coventry College of Design in 1843. It was in 1970 that Coventry College of Art amalgamated with Lanchester College of Technology and Rugby College of Engineering Technology. The resulting institution was called Lanchester Polytechnic and then in 1992 Coventry University. The university prides itself on high quality

(The University for World Class Professionals) Manchester Metropolitan University is the UK’s most popular university, receiving over 52,000 applications in 2011 for undergraduate courses. We are part of the largest higher education campus in Europe, with over 36,000 students studying across a range of professionally relevant subject areas and work closely with industry and over 70 professional bodies to ensure our course content is relevant and up-to-date. In addition, we are part-way through a £350million investment programme to ensure that our buildings and facilities are high quality and leadingedge, providing an innovative learning experience for our students.’

For further details visit www.mmu.ac.uk

Staffordshire University

Established in the early 1990s, from North Staffs Polytechnic, Staffordshire University has evolved into one of the country’s most dynamic, progressive and forward thinking learning institutions. It has developed a reputation for excellence in new technology and innovative courses including education, forensic science, animal biology and motorsport. It has two campuses in Stoke-onTrent and Stafford and a co-funded university centre in Lichfield. 16,000 students make up the university’s vibrant cultural mix. The atmosphere is friendly and facilities include two sports centres, a nature reserve, a crime scene house and mock courtrooms. For further details visit www.staffs.ac.uk

University of Wolverhampton

facing university located in the centre of England. It has invested in some of the most advanced resources in UK higher education to meet the demands of the modern learner. Its academics provide inspiring and knowledgeable teaching, and together with excellent support staff, create a stimulating environment for all. Academic quality and standards at the University are highly commended and it has areas of research ranked among the best in the world. The University’s strong links with the business world are reflected in its wide range of full and part-time courses in a variety of specialist and professionally-focused subject areas. For further details visit www.wlv.ac.uk

University of Worcester The University of Worcester is a thriving, progressive institution offering excellent courses and flexible study options, supported by high quality staff. The university’s friendly, green parkland campus is the hub of social and academic activities. For further details visit www.worcester.ac.uk

The University of Wolverhampton is a dynamic, innovative and business-

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Birmingham Metropolitan College

Higher Education

Course Listing Business, Management and Information Technology Business & Management HNC/D Business - MB HNC/D Business and Management - SC HND Business and Management Top Up - SC Foundation Degree HE/FE Management and Administration MB/ASTON CMI Certificate/Diploma in Management and Leadership - SC CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing - SC Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management/Development (Incorporating the CIPD Qualification) - SC Legal HND Legal Studies – SC Accounting AAT Association of Accounting Technicians: Level 4 - SC Information Communication and Technology Foundation Degree Information and Communications Technology - SC

Creative, Performing and Visual Arts Art & Design BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art & Design (Fashion) - MB BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design - SC HND Fine Art - SC Media HND Media and Communication - JW HND Creative Media Production (Computer Games Animation) - JW HND Graphic Design - MB Performing Arts HND Performing Arts (Performance) - MB

Teacher Training, Health and Social Care Early Years Foundation Degree Early Years (Sector Endorsed) - CV Counselling Foundation Degree Counselling Studies - CV Health & Social Care Foundation Degree Health and Social Care - MB

Teacher Training Foundation Degree Education (Teaching Assistants) – MB/SC Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) – SC/MB Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) – SC/MB Post Compulsory Certificate in Education – PCCE - SC/MB Professional Graduate Certificate in Education – PGCE – SC/MB

Medical, Health and Life Sciences Science HND Forensic Science - JW

Technology, Digital and Building Services Foundation Degree Electronic and Control Engineering with Data Communication - JW Foundation Degree Manufacturing Engineering – JW HNC Building Services (Electrical) MB

Sport and Public Services Foundation Degree Sport and Exercise Science - SC

Pharmaceutical Technologies Foundation Degree Pharmaceutical Technology - MB Podiatry BSc (Hons) Podiatry - MB Dental Nursing & Technology Professional Development Award in Dental Radiography - MB NEBDN Certificate in Sedation Nursing Level 4 - MB BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Oral Health Promotion - MB FdSc Dental Technology - MB

Campus Key SC

Sutton Coldfield

MB

Matthew Boulton

JW

James Watt

CV

Castle Vale Skills Centre

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.

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Business & Management HNC/D Business Campus

MB/SC

Study Mode

Part-time Full-time

Course Length

2 Years

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Entry Requirements A Levels at minimum grade D, or a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Business with minimum merit grade or other Level 3 qualification. Mature students with appropriate skills and experience will be considered subject to an initial assessment. Course Description This course is designed to provide a broad based vocational programme in business at Level 4. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills development, alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the field of business. Course Content Modules subject to change due to new specifications being released in 2011 • Marketing • Managing Financial Resources • Organisations and Behaviour • Business Environment • Common Law • Research Project • Business Strategy • Business Decision Making • Quality Management • European Business

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Progression Course graduates can progress to university to top up to a full honours degree or go into full time employment.

HNC/D Business and Management Campus

SC

Study Mode

Part-time Full-time

Course Length

2 Years

Awarding Body

Birmingham City University

Entry Requirements A Levels at minimum grade D, or a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Business with minimum merit grade or other Level 3 qualification. Mature students with appropriate skills and experience will be considered subject to an initial assessment. Course Description This course is designed to provide a broad based vocational programme in Business at Level 4. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills development, alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the field of business, with a strong emphasis on management. Course Content • Marketing • Managing Financial Resources • Organisations and Behaviour

• Business Environment • Common Law • Research Project • Business Strategy • Business Decision Making • Quality Management • European Business Progression Course graduates can progress to university to top up to a full honours degree or go into full time employment.

HND Business and Management Top Up Campus

SC

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

1 Year

Awarding Body

Birmingham City University

Entry Requirements Candidates will already have completed some of the Higher National units. This is an opportunity to add more units to undertake the HND qualification. Course Description This course is designed to provide a broad based vocational programme in Business at Level 4. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills development, alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the field of business.

Course Content • Marketing • Managing Financial Resources • Organisations and Behaviour • Business Environment • Common Law • Research Project • Business Strategy • Business Decision Making • Quality Management • European Business Progression Course graduates can progress to university to top up to a full honours degree or go into full time employment.

Foundation Degree HE/FE Management and Administration Campus

MB/ASTON

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

3 Years

Awarding Body

Aston University

Entry Requirements A Levels at minimum grade D, or a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Business with minimum merit grade or other Level 3 qualification. Mature students with appropriate skills and experience but no formal Level 3 qualifications will be considered subject to an initial assessment. It is an entry requirement that students are employed in an educational institution.

Course Description The aim of this course is to produce capable multi-skilled business graduates who are highly valued by employers and who have the opportunity to progress to a part-time honours degree at Aston University. Course Content • Organisational Behaviour • Quantitative Techniques • Government and Governance • IT for Business • Law and Policy • Management • Managing People

• Operations Management • Economics • Accounting • Professional Development • Marketing • Interpersonal Skills • Information Systems • Business Policy

CMI Certificate/ Diploma in Management and Leadership

Progression Course graduates can progress to Aston University to enter the final year of the BSc combined honours degree programme in Business Administration and Professional Studies.

Campus

SC

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

6-12 months

Awarding Body

Chartered Management Institute

Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements for these qualifications. However, candidates are likely to be

working in, or aspiring to a middle management role. Candidates will need to take an initial assessment and attend an interview with a member of the course team. Course Description This course is designed for practicing middle managers who wish to develop their core management skills and practices. These qualifications focus on the personal development of the individual learner’s management capabilities and competencies.

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Legal Course Content • Personal Development as a Manager and Leader • Information Based Decision Making • Performance Management • Resource Management • Meeting Stakeholder and Quality Needs • Financial Control • Conducting a Management Project

Course Description This course is aimed at those who are working in a marketing role, but also targets individuals in more senior roles, particularly in SMEs, where marketing is only part of what they do. The qualification provides a practical insight into the principles and application of marketing at a tactical level.

Progression Course graduates can progress onto an appropriate management NVQ or continue with their management and leadership development through a university course.

Course Content • Marketing Essentials • Assessing the Marketing Environment • Marketing Information and Research • Stakeholder Marketing

CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing

Progression Course graduates can progress onto other management qualifications or continue their marketing studies at university.

Campus

SC

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

1-2 Years

Awarding Body

The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Entry Requirements 2 A Levels at minimum grade D, or a CIM (Introductory Certificate in Marketing) (Level 2 or 3) or other Level 3 qualification. International students need an international baccalaureate (equivalent to NQF Level 3 and above) or a pass of the entry test onto Level 4. If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of at least IELTS 6.5 or Trinity ISE III/IV.

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Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Development (Incorporating the CIPD Qualification) Campus

SC

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

2 Years

Awarding Body

Coventry University

Entry Requirements Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in a relevant academic discipline and it is desirable to work in a human resource function. Please note applicants will be required to attend an interview prior to acceptance on the course. Course Description The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management incorporates the Chartered Institute of Personnel Developments (CIPD) new advanced level qualifications which cover all the essential knowledge and skills required to be an effective HR practitioner. It focuses on the specialist area of HR Management as well as broader business modules. Course Content The course consists of five mandatory modules which provide you with the knowledge, understanding and

competence in the area of people management and development. Indicative Course Structure Year 1 – Semester 1 • Leading, Managing & Developing People (Mandatory) • Organisational Design & Development (Mandatory) Year 1 – Semester 2 • Human Resource Management in Context (Mandatory) • Developing Skills for Business Leadership (Mandatory) Year 2 – Core • Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resource Perspective (Mandatory) In addition, you will be required to complete 3 modules from the suite provided. Options • Managing Employment Relations • Employment Law • Employee engagement • Learning and Talent Development • Leadership and Management Development Progression Course graduates will generally consolidate their study with a period of work or may continue with a suitable higher education programme of study.

HND Legal Studies Campus

SC

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

2 Years

Awarding Body

Birmingham City University

Entry Requirements 120 UCAS points from A2 Levels or a pass from BTEC National Diploma or other equivalent Level 3 qualification. Mature students will be considered on merit.

Course Description This course involves the study of a variety of legal areas and skills and concentrates on the acquisition of the practical skills designed to equip you for a role in today’s fast changing legal profession. The course thus provides a particularly suitable route for those interested in paralegal work. Course Content • Criminal Law • Law of Contract • Law of Tort • Forensic Psychology • Crime and Deviance

• Civil Litigation • Critical Thinking • Criminal Litigation • Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation • Justice Systems in the UK Progression Course graduates are guaranteed a place on the second year of the LLB (Honours) degree at Birmingham City University. Alternatively students who pass this course will have an enhanced prospect of immediate employment.

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Accounting

ICT Foundation Degree Information and Communications Technology Campus

SC

Study Mode

Part-time & Full-time 2 Years Full-time 3 Years Part-time Birmingham City University

Course Length Awarding Body

Entry Requirements 160 UCAS points at A, A/S level or BTEC National or AVCE. A pass in a recognised Access or Foundation Year Course. English Language and Mathematics at GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification such as Key Skills Level 2).

AAT Association of Accounting Technicians: Level 4 Campus

SC

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

1 Year

Awarding Body

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

Entry Requirements AAT Intermediate NVQ Level 3.

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Course Description This stage of the AAT will provide the higher level of skills needed for accounts personnel who are progressing onto the more demanding aspect of management and financial accounting. This is a nationally recognised qualification from a prestigious awarding body, leading to AAT membership, and the use of the designatory letters MAAT. It is a professional qualification recognised by employers, offering a structured training programme to assist students to progress within their chosen career.

Course content • Management of Costs • Planning and Allocation of Resources • Financial Statements • Managing Accounting Systems • Health and Safety • Cash Management and Credit Control • Personal Tax • Business Tax • Auditing

Mature students with appropriate skills and experience will be considered without formal qualifications. Students who wish to study part-time should generally be employed in an ICT field of work. Course Description This course is a technology based course with a strong work based emphasis which has been crafted to reflect the diversity of challenges that ICT technicians face working in modern business organisations. It will place core enabling technologies including networking, operating systems, internet and databases in a business environment by developing skills in the key areas of Business Management, Network Operating Systems, Web Application Design, Information Transfer Technologies

and Communication Networks. The vocational nature of this course combines specialist education within both academic and practical contexts and the knowledge and skills needed by employers at the associate professional and higher technician level. Course Content • Inside Business • Supporting ICT Clients • ICT Programming • Web Technologies • Computer Network Basics • Infrastructure Services • Databases and Enterprise Systems • Switched LANs and WANs • Work Based Project

enter the final year of the BSc ICT degree programme, after undertaking a short bridging programme (2 weeks). Alternatively graduates of the course typically take on roles as IT professionals responsible for technical, administration and implementation support in PC operating systems, Server systems, Network systems, Database technologies and Internet technologies.

Progression Course graduates can progress to Birmingham City University to

Progression Course graduates may progress to ACA or CIMA Intermediate, or onto an accountancy and finance degree. The professional accountancy bodies recognise the AAT qualification as being equivalent to a UK degree in accounts and will grant similar exemptions from parts of their qualification.

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Creative, Performing and Visual Arts

> Art & Design > Media > Graphics & Multimedia > Performing Arts


Birmingham Metropolitan College

Art & Design BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art & Design (Fashion): Level 3/4 Campus

MB

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

1 Year

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Entry Requirements 2 A Levels preferably in Art and Design or Graphics or National Diploma in Art and Design or a related equivalent qualification, plus portfolio of art/design work. Course Description 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. Course Content • Historical and Contextual Understanding of Fashion, Image and Cultural Identity • Fashion Styling and Photography • Design and Production: Using Construction Techniques in the Design Process

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• Illustration and Presentation Techniques • Building an Individual Concept and Market Awareness Progression Course graduates can progress onto university to study a full honours degree.

BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design: Level 4 Campus

SC

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

1 Year

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Entry Requirements 2 A Levels preferably in Art and Design or Graphics or National Diploma in Art and Design related equivalent qualification, plus portfolio of art/design work. Additional Entry Requirements 1 A level/2 AS (preferably including an AS/Design subject) National Diploma qualification (preferably in Art or Design) related equivalent qualification plus all candidates must have a portfolio of Art/Design work. Mature students will be considered without formal qualifications but must have a portfolio of Artwork.

Media Course Description 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. Course Content Stage 1 - Exploratory • Researching, Recording and Responding in art and Design • Media Experimentation in Art and Design Stage 2 - Pathway • Preparation and Progression in Art and Design • Information and Interpretation in Art and Design • Personal Experimental Studies in Art and Design • Extended Media Development in Art and Design • Information and Interpretation in art and Design • Personal Experimental Studies in Art and Design • Extended Media Development in Art and Design Stage 3 – Confirmatory • Final Major Project in Art and Design Progression Course graduates can progress onto university to study a full honours degree.

HND Fine Art Campus

SC

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

2 Years

Awarding Body

Birmingham City University

Entry Requirements 2 A Levels or 4 AS Levels, a BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design or other Level 3 qualification in an art related subject such as a BTEC National Diploma. All applicants should have a portfolio of practical work for interview (which in the case of mature students could be sufficient for entry to the programme without formal qualifications). Course Description This course aims to prepare students for a career in Fine Art or to enable progression to degree level study. 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.

• Printmaking • Business and Professional Practice • Commissioned Artwork • Critical Study • Curating and Participating in Exhibitions • Developing Fine Art Identity • Drawing • Personal Development • Site Specific Art • Specialist Studio Practice Progression Course graduates can automatically progress onto the second year of a full honours degree at Birmingham City University, either the BA Fine Art or the Negotiated Studies and engage in Personal Practice as a Fine Artist.

HND Media and Communications Campus

JW

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

2 Years

Awarding Body

Birmingham City University

Entry Requirements 2 A Levels at minimum grade D, or a BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject with merit profile or other Level 3 qualification. Mature students will be considered on a case by case basis with a supporting portfolio. Course Description This course aims to develop students’ skills in media vocational areas and to develop understanding of issues

central to the media industries, their products and their audiences. Course Content • Practical Skills – Audio • Practical Skills – Moving Image • Practical Skills – Journalism • Television Studio Practice • Page Design and Layout • Career Development Workshop • Research and Academic Techniques • Media Industries • Contextual Studies • Media Project • Press Photography and Photojournalism • Work Experience • Radio Features Production • Promotional Video Production • Television Drama • Film Studies

Progression Course graduates can progress onto the second year of the BA honours degree in Media and Communication at Birmingham City University.

HND Creative Media Production (Computer Games Animation) Campus

JW

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

2 Years

Edexcel Awarding Body Entry Requirements 3 A Levels at minimum grade D preferably to include Art and Design, Graphics or Media, or a BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject with merit profile. Other Level 3

Course Content • Business and Professional Practice • Developing a Fine Art Language • Drawing in a Fine Art Context • Historical and Contextual Referencing • Sculpture • Painting • Photography

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Birmingham Metropolitan College

Performing Arts qualifications will be considered. 180 UCAS Points. All applications will be subject to an interview and portfolio review. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis with a supporting portfolio. Course Description Games animation at Birmingham Metropolitan College aims to equip graduates with the skills and portfolio evidence to secure a place in industry or at University to progress to ‘top up’ degree. Principles of digital design and animation are delivered alongside core skills such as figure drawing and stop motion animation to broaden the student creatively, whilst ensuring that technical competence with advanced professional software such as Autodesk’s Maya and Mudbox is achieved. The course is delivered by experienced tutors and industry professionals using up-to-date equipment and bespoke facilities, new developments include access to 3D printing and digital laser scanning facilities and traditional sculpting elements to course delivery. Course Content Year 1 • Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production • Research Techniques for Creative Media Production

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• Computer Game Studies • Drawing Techniques for Computer Games concept Art • 2D Digital Art for Computer Games • Practical Skills for computer Games animation • 3D Modelling for Computer Games • Character animation for Computer Games • CGI Rendering and Lighting for Computer Games Animation3D

HND Graphic Design Campus

MB

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

2 Years

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Entry Requirements 2 A Levels or 4 AS Levels in either Art and Design, Graphics or Media, or a BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design or a Level 3 Year 2 • Special Subject Investigation for qualification in an art related subject such as a BTEC National Diploma. Creative Media Production • Project Design, Implementation and Portfolio of work is essential and needs to demonstrate a broad range of skills Evaluation • Career Development in the including typography, drawing, and photography. Computer Games Industry • Computer Games Platform Mature students will be considered on an individual basis with a supporting Fundamentals portfolio. • 3D Computer Games Engines • 3D Environments for Computer Games Course Description • 3D animation for Computer Games • Work Experience in the Creative This course encompasses many different disciplines from print to Media Sector motion graphics through negotiated study in photography, typography, Progression illustration, graphics and media. Course graduates can progress into Students are encouraged to draw employment or onto a full honours inspiration from all areas of art and degree by completion of one or two design as well as bringing their additional “top up” years depending on course applied for and the student’s own life experiences to develop an individual visual style. All students will portfolio. work on live projects for external clients and get the chance to contribute to our award winning FEED magazine.

Course Content • Animation/Multimedia • Drawing • Corporate Design • Record Industry Design • Historical, Contextual and Critical Understanding • Marketing and Advertising Media • Typographical and Editorial Design • Web Design Progression Course graduates can progress into employment or onto a full honours degree by completion of one or two additional “top up” years depending on course applied for and student portfolio.

HND Performing Arts (Performance) Campus

MB

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

2 Years

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Entry Requirements 3 A Levels including a performance

subject or BTEC National Diploma in a performance related subject. Additional Entry Requirements • Audition • Modern monologue (3 minutes) • Classical monologue (3 minutes) Course Description This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to

develop a broad range of professional theatre practices within the structure of a production based training establishment. Core acting skills are balanced with exposure to professional theatre experiences, both from an acting and production base, with access to a variety of rehearsal and performance venues.

Course Content • Directing • Acting for Stage • Acting for TV/Film • Musical Theatre • Classical Theatre Progression Course graduates can progress onto a full honours degree at university or employment within the theatre industry.

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Teacher training, health and social care

> Early Years > Counselling > Health & Social Care > Teacher Training


Early Years Counselling Foundation Degree Early Years (Sector Endorsed) Campus

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Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

3 Years

Partner

University of Worcester

Entry Requirements CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education or other equivalent Level 3 course (120 UCAS tariff points). It is preferred that applicants have professional experience, working with children up to the age of eight years in an early years setting. Students who wish to study part-time should be employed in the early years sector. Additional Entry Requirements Volunteers need to have a long standing placement of a minimum of 7 hours per week. English language at C grade or equivalent. Course Description This course will provide the knowledge and skills required for working with children in these settings and engaging with a multi-agency workforce. It also prepares students to engage with further study, enquiry and practice where a knowledge of early years is required. The course is work based, enabling students to work alongside and be supported by, professionals in the workplace. The

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course can be studied by part-time attendance to suit most people’s work and family commitments. Course Content • Professional and Academic Practice • Childhood Children and Learning: Theory to Practice • Practical and Responsive Pedagogy within a Play Based Curriculum • Developing Academic Reflective Practice • Protecting Children’s Welfare and Safeguarding • Assessment, Observation and Planning to Foster Children’s Learning • Collaborative Working with Parents and Others • Developing Positive Learning Environments Progression Course graduates can progress onto a full honours degree in Early Childhood studies and then with a further year, a PGCE which will give Qualified Teacher status. It is also possible to train for Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). Alternatively employment opportunities could include management, research and advisory roles in day or social care, early years classroom settings and play schemes, home-school link officers, welfare co-ordinators and play specialists in a management role.

Health & Social Care

Foundation Degree Counselling Studies Campus

CV

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

3 Years

Awarding Body

TBC

Entry Requirements Level 3 Counselling studies qualification. Applicants will be required to attend an interview and assessment day. Course Description This course is for those who are currently training for a career as a professional counsellor in line with the current process of professional regulation and minimum qualification benchmarking. Course Content • Practical Counselling Skills Training • Theoretical Knowledge and Understanding of Counselling Models (Year 1: Humanistic Therapies, Year 2: CBT and Psychodynamics) • Ethics in Counselling • Research Project and Specialist Modules • Three Year Supervised Placement • Personal Development Module Progression Course graduates can progress onto the full combined honours degree at Aston University.

Foundation Degree Health and Social Care Campus

MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

3 Years

Awarding Body

TBC

Entry Requirements This course has flexible entry criteria, all applicants will be judged on an individual basis, but the ability to undertake work-based learning is a key requirement. Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL) will also be considered.

Course Description This course is primarily a workbased learning programme that aims to establish the knowledge and skills required to achieve a level of competence necessary to fulfil the role required by employers. It will encourage a critical and reflective approach to both theory and practice within the scope of an assistant practitioner and develop the interpersonal skills and confidence required to establish a career in the care sector.

Course Content • Personal and Professional Development • Care and Communication • Ethical Aspects of Health and Social Care • Developing Good Practice • Anatomy and Physiology • Working in the Community • Podiatric Clinical Procedures • Diversity in Health and Social Care • Chronic Disease Management • Psychopharmacology • Palliative Care • Essential Aspects of Phlebotomy • Disease Prevention

Progression Course graduates that have successfully completed mental health, acute care, community working, disease prevention or the audiology pathways can progress on to a relevant honours degree at Aston University or for those students taking the footcare pathway there is the opportunity to progress to the Podiatry degree programme.

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Higher Education

Teacher Training Foundation Degree Education (Teaching Assistants) Campus

SC and MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

3 Years

Awarding Body

Staffordshire University

Entry Requirements A Levels or a National Diploma or other Level 3 equivalent qualification with 3 supporting GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language. Students must be employed for at least 4 hours per week (or the equivalent in a voluntary capacity) in an appropriate role and setting. Course Description This course is designed for teaching assistants who wish to gain a recognised qualification specific to their role. It will broaden and deepen their understanding of children’s learning and will develop their ability to support teachers in an education environment. The need for teaching assistants in schools and colleges is becoming increasingly important, resulting in a need for well qualified support staff who can demonstrate a wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding.

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Course Content • Personal Professional Development and the Role of the Teaching Assistant • Growth, Development and Learning • Communication, Literacy and ICT • Behaviour Management • Practical Mathematics and ICT • Practical Science and Technology • The Teaching Assistant and Concepts in Education • Literacy and Learning • Learning Mathematics • Understanding Science and Technology • Inclusive Education • Individual Research Project Progression Course graduates will be able to work towards gaining qualified teacher status by topping up to a full honours degree or other equivalent course in Education Studies, and could progress onto the Graduate Teacher Programme PCGE to gain qualified teacher status QTS.

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) Campus

SC and MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

14 weeks

Awarding Body

University of Wolverhampton

Entry Requirements A Level 3 qualification in the subject they intend to teach. Students should have GCSE English or equivalent on entry to the course. NB Each application is treated on an individual basis and students may be referred to an alternative course even if entry requirements are met. Course Description This course provides a basic minimum standard for all those entering or wishing to enter the profession. It is expected that someone enrolling on an initial award will normally possess at least a minimum Level 3 qualification in his/ her own area of specialism. Course Content • Using a Variety of Teaching Methods • Organising the Room • Managing Behaviour • Planning and Preparing Programmes of Study • Developing and Using Inclusive

Teaching and Learning Strategies • Managing the Learning Process and the Environment Progression Course graduates can progress to the Certificate in Education Teaching in a Lifelong Learning Sector CTLLS award.

Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) Campus

SC and MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

1 year

Awarding Body

University of Wolverhampton

Entry Requirements A Level 3 qualification in the subject they intend to teach. Students must have GCSE English or equivalent on entry to the course. A minimum of 35 teaching related hours per academic year of study (preferably at more than one level of study) is also needed. NB: Each application is treated on an individual basis and students may be referred to an alternative course even if entry requirements are met. Course Description This course is aimed at those who are interested in teaching or who recognise teaching or training within their job role. The qualification has

been devised by the University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with its partner colleges. It aims to provide a coherent programme of study, which enables students to be able to reflect upon and develop their teaching skills. Course Content • Planning Learning • Using a Variety of Teaching Methods • Organising the Room • Managing Behaviour • Identifying Individual Needs • Assessing Learning Progression Course graduates can progress to the Post Compulsory Certificate in Education programme - PCCE.

Post Compulsory Certificate in Education (PCCE) Campus

SC and MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

2 years

Awarding Body

University of Wolverhampton

Entry Requirements A Level 3 qualification in the subject they intend to teach. Students must have GCSE English or equivalent on entry to the course and Mathematics on exit of the programme. A minimum

of 75 contracted teaching hours per academic year of study (preferably at more than one level of study) is also needed. Voluntary placements are not accepted as teaching hours for this programme. NB: Each application is treated on an individual basis and students may be referred to an alternative course even if entry requirements are met. Course Description This course has been developed and approved to meet the new national LLUK standards for all teachers entering the Life Long Learning Sector (post school education) from September 2007. The course has been devised by Wolverhampton University and its partner colleges, with a view to providing a coherent programme of study, which enables teachers to be able to reflect upon and develop within their teaching role. Course Content • Preparing for Learning • Learning and Assessment • Professional Development • Subject Specific Studies • Curriculum Policy and Practice • Using Technology to Support Learning Progression Course graduates can progress to a range of qualifications which allow progression from the Certificate in Education to the degrees and post-graduate awards. Successful

completion of the programme, in conjunction with meeting the requirements for on-going continuous professional development will provide individuals with qualified teacher status (QTLS).

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Campus

SC and MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

2 years

Awarding Body

University of Wolverhampton

Entry Requirements A degree in a subject related qualification, GCSE English, or equivalent on entry – Mathematics GCSE equivalent on exit and a minimum of 75 contracted teaching hours in the academic year of study (preferably at more than one level of study). Voluntary placements are not accepted as teaching hours for this programme. NB Each application is treated on an individual basis and students may be referred to an alternative course even if entry requirements are met.

from September 2007. The course has been devised by Wolverhampton University and its partner colleges, with a view to providing a coherent programme of study, which enables teachers to be able to reflect upon and develop within their teaching role. Course Content • Preparing for Learning • Learning and Assessment • Professional Development • Subject Specific Studies • Curriculum Policy and Practice • Using Technology to Support Learning Progression Course graduates can progress to full employment or to a range of qualifications which allow progression from the PGCE to other postgraduate awards including a masters degree. Successful completion of the programme, in conjunction with meeting the requirements for ongoing continuous professional development, will provide individuals with qualified teacher status (QTLS).

Course Description This course has been developed and approved to meet the new national LLUK standards for all teachers entering the Life Long Learning Sector

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Medical, health and life sciences

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> Science > Pharmaceutical Technologies > Podiatry > Dental Nursing > Dental Technology


Science & Pharmaceutical Technologies

Podiatry BSc (Hons) Podiatry

HND Forensic Science Campus

JW

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

2 years Full-time

Awarding Body

University of Wolverhampton

Entry Requirements 2 A Levels at grade D or above, including at least 1 A2 Level in a science-based subject (usually Chemistry or Biology), or a pass in a science-based BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or other equivalent Level 3 qualification and GCSE Maths and English grade C or above or Level 2 equivalent in numeracy and literacy. Course Description This course is designed to demonstrate techniques and illustrate important scientific methods such as DNA fingerprinting and pharmaceutical analysis. Typically students will examine biological and physical techniques used in the

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analysis of scenes of crime and in forensic laboratory work. Course Content • Personal Study Skills • Molecular Basis of Disease • Chemistry for Forensic Science • Introduction to Forensic Science • Evidence Recovery and Packaging • Introduction to Analysis • Forensic Science and the Law • Forensic Biology • Forensic Science Practicals (Studied at Wolverhampton University Campus) • Crime Scene Investigation • Chemical Evidence Progression Course graduates can progress onto the third year of the Forensic Science degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton. Alternatively students are in a strong position to gain employment in a wide range of science-based occupations.

Foundation Degree Pharmaceutical Technology Campus

MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

3 years

Awarding Body

University of Wolverhampton

Entry Requirements NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services and BTEC NC in Pharmacy Services or equivalent. The successful applicant must have the relevant qualifications to register as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Additional Entry Requirements At least 15 hours a week employment in a pharmacy related environment e.g. Hospital Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Manufacturer.

The support of a mentor who can be a graduate technician or a pharmacist. Course Description Specifically designed for practicing Pharmacy Technicians who wish to develop themselves for new roles and career opportunities in service delivery and management. This programme prepares the Pharmacy Technician for exciting employment opportunities meeting the needs of today’s healthcare environment.

Campus

MB

Study Mode

Full-time

Course Length

3 years

Awarding Body

Aston University

Entry Requirements 2 A Levels at C grade and 1 A Level at D grade or above (220 UCAS tariff points). One of the C grades must be a science subject, with Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry being the preferred subject. BTEC National Diploma or Higher National Diploma and Access courses in appropriate subjects will also be considered in place of A Levels (a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2 are expected from Access courses including all science related modules).

Additionally applicants will be expected to possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent). Applications from mature and foreign students holding recent but alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants meeting the entry requirements are interviewed and subject to Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Occupational Health clearance. Successful applicants are required to complete two days of observational placement with a NHS podiatrist prior to commencement of the course. Course Description Podiatry is a healthcare profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the foot and lower limb. This course provides an environment in which the student

can gain knowledge, acquire skills and develop personally to allow him/ her to evolve into an independent and effective professional practitioner. Podiatry graduates are proficient in treating patients of all ages including those with a ‘high risk’ status. Course Content • Clinical Studies • Pathology • Regional and Functional Anatomy • Physiological Systems • Methods of Enquiry • Podiatric Microbiology • Professional Studies • Pharmacy and Pharmacology • Pathomechanics • Health Psychology • Orthopaedics • Podopaediatrics • Sports Medicine

Progression Course graduates can progress onto further professional development through post graduate and research positions. Alternatively career opportunities include employment within podiatric and multidisciplinary teams, private practice, clinical specialisms in the fields of podiatric surgery, diabetes, biomechanics, rheumatology, podopaediatrics, forensic podiatry and sports injury research.

Course Content • Pharmaceutical Formulation • Healthcare Legislation • Medical Informatics • Medicines Management • Operational Management Progression Successful candidates will be eligible to proceed to an Honours degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Wolverhampton University.

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Birmingham Metropolitan College

Higher Education

Dental Nursing & Technology Professional Development Award in Dental Radiography Campus

MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

13 weeks

Awarding Body

College of Radiography London and Birmingham Metropolitan College

Entry Requirements Applicants need to be qualified and practising dental nurses, dental hygienists or dental therapists and

need to be registered with the General Dental Council. Course Description This course is aimed at the ‘professionals complementary to dentistry’ such as qualified dental nurses, dental hygienists or dental therapists who wish to develop skills in this area. The government is considering ‘extended duties’ for

members of the dental team in order to contribute to the efficient running of the dental practice and to lighten the load for the dentist. This qualification aims to meet the demand for increased responsibilities in this area of clinical work. Course Content • Atomic Structure and the Nature of X-rays

• X-ray Production • Interaction of X-rays with Matter • Patient Radiation and Management • Clinical Application of Dental Radiography • Processing and Quality Control Progression Course graduates can develop in areas such as dental hygiene and dental therapy.

NEBDN Certificate Sedation Nursing (Level 4) Campus

MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

17 weeks

Awarding Body

National Examination Board for Dental Nurses

Entry Requirements NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing or the Level 3 NVQ in Oral Health Care Dental Nursing. Students need to be registered with the General Dental Council and be working and supported by a sedation practitioner, who will be required to validate the workplace activities for the portfolio of experience. Course Description This qualification is suitable for qualified dental nurses who assist in

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the surgery during routine conscious sedation on a regular basis.

professional development needs of field workers in oral health education and promotion.

Course Content • Conscious Sedation in Dental Practice • Anatomy and Physiology • Pharmacology • Medico-legal Equipment • Preparing, Supporting and Caring for Patients • Assisting with Management of Complications and Emergencies

Course Content • Education Theory and Techniques • Investigation of Oral Health Promotion • Introduction to Oral Health Promotion • The Sociological and Behavioural Context • Professional Practice

Progression Course graduates can progress onto the BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Oral Health Promotion.

Progression Course graduates can develop in areas such as dental hygiene and therapy.

BTEC Certificate Oral Health Promotion (Level 4)

FdSc Dental Technology

Campus

MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

1 year

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Campus

MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

3 years Part-time

Awarding Body

Manchester Metropolitan University

Entry Requirements Professional qualifications in either dental technology, dental nursing, dental therapy, dental surgery or dental hygiene. Students need to be registered with the General Dental Council.

Entry Requirements A2 preferably in a science related subject, or a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in a science related field or other Level 3 qualification. Students who wish to study the programme part-time must be employed in the dental sector.

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Course Description The course is designed to provide

the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills base to develop the specialist skills required of a registered dental technician. Completion of the award ensures that the learner is eligible for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) as a dental technician. Course Content • Oral Biomedical Sciences • Professional Practice • Dental Biomaterials Materials Science • Integrated Studies • Dental Technology Techniques • Human Physiology • Pharmacology • Fixed Prosthodontics • Removable Prosthodontics • Removable Orthodontics and Elective Studies Progression Students who have successfully completed the programme are eligible to progress to the part time route of the BSc (Honours) Dental Technology at MMU.

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Technology, Digital and Building Services > Electronic and Control Engineering > Manufacturing Engineering > Building Services (Electrical)


Birmingham Metropolitan College

Higher Education

Engineering Foundation Degree Electronic and Control Engineering with Data Communication Campus

JW

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

2 years

Awarding Body

Coventry University (pending validation)

Entry Requirements 1 A Level with supporting GCSEs at grade C or above, including mathematics science and technology, or a BTEC National Certificate/ Diploma in an engineering related discipline. Other Level 3 qualifications may be considered. NB Students holding an appropriate HNC will qualify for credit transfer and therefore will be able to complete the course in one year. Course Description This course aims to provide technicians, engineers and those aspiring to this status with the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge and skills to enhance their performance and career opportunities in disciplines related to Electronic and Control Engineering. Students will gain practical skills in the development and implementation of electronic, control, mechatronic

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and data communication systems and apply tools and techniques for modelling and simulation. Students will also have the opportunity to apply in-depth technical knowledge, skills, business awareness, and management skills to manage a personal project of commercial significance to their employer. Course Content • Mathematics for Engineers • Science for Engineers • Business Systems for Engineers • Electrical and Electronic Principles • Analogue and Digital Electronics • Work-Based Project • Instrumentation and Control • Mechatronics • ECAD • Data Communication and Networks • Applied Mathematics for Engineers Progression Course graduates can progress onto the final year of an honours degree programme at Aston University. Successful completion can also provide progression towards recognition/chartered status with various engineering institutions.

Building Services Foundation Degree Manufacturing Engineering Campus

JW

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

2 years

Awarding Body

Coventry University (pending validation)

Entry Requirements 1 A Level with supporting GCSEs at grade C or above, including mathematics science and technology, or a BTEC National Certificate/ Diploma in an engineering related discipline. Other Level 3 qualifications may be considered. NB Students holding an appropriate HNC will qualify for credit transfer and will be able to complete the course in one year. Course Description This course aims to provide technicians, engineers and those aspiring to this status with the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge and skills to enhance their performance and career opportunities in disciplines related to manufacturing. Students will gain a wide range of skills in 2D and 3D computer aided design, solid modelling, computer aided manufacture, CNC,

rapid prototyping, hydraulics and pneumatics. Students will also have the opportunity to apply in-depth technical knowledge, skills, business awareness and management skills to manage a personal project of commercial significance to their employer.

HNC Building Services (Electrical)

approved further education institution. Other related Level 3 qualifications or related work experience.

Campus

MB

Study Mode

Part-time

Course Length

2 years

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Course Content • Mathematics for Engineers • Science for Engineers • Business Systems for Engineers • Planning and Scheduling • Design Principles Tools and Techniques • Materials and Processes • Work-Based Project • Manufacturing Technology 1 (CAD, CNC, and Rapid Prototyping) • Manufacturing Technology 2 (Hydraulics, Pneumatics, PLCs, Robot Technology) • Quality and Environment • Applied Mathematics for Engineers

Entry Requirements Applicants normally need to have at least one of the following BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate area. AVCE/GNVQ in an appropriate vocational area. GCE A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at level A-C. Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an

Course Description The BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a specialist vocational programme with a strong work related emphasis. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector, with national recognition by employers allowing progression direct into employment or to degree. Course Content The course is made up of ten units – six core units, with specialist units. The specialist units enable you to study particular areas in depth. Students take these six core units • Design Principles and Application (H1)

• Services Science (H1) • Analytical Methods (H1) • Management Principles and Applications (H2) • Group Project (H2) • Health, Safety and Welfare (H2)

match of the BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question. Alternatively successful candidates can enter employment or undertake further more specialist study.

And four specialist Electrical units • Electrical and Electrical Control Principles (H1) (1/2 unit) • Electrical Installation A (H1) (1/2 unit) • Lighting Applications (H1) • Electrical Installation B (H2) • Building Management systems (H2)

The BTEC Higher Nationals in Building Services Engineering have been developed with career progression and recognition by professional bodies in mind. Details of exemptions and professional body recognition will be published on the Edexcel website, under the qualification title.

Progression A key progression path for BTEC Higher National Certificate and Diploma learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the

Progression Course graduates can progress onto the final year of an honours degree programme at Aston University. Successful completion can also provide progression towards recognition/chartered status with various engineering institutions.

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Progression Course graduates can progress onto the final year of the BSc honours Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University of Wolverhampton. Alternatively graduates can pursue a variety of sports careers including public services, coaching, teaching, physiotherapy, sport development, personal instructor or sport marketing.

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Course Description This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop vocational skills and academic knowledge simultaneously. You will learn about the scientific basis of sport and exercise through a balanced academic programme including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics and sports psychology. Students will learn the fundamentals of training and fitness, enabling students to devise their own exercise programmes and study the main concepts of coaching science.

Coleshill Rd

Foundation Degree Sport and Exercise Science

Maps

Pa rk

Sport

Spitfire Island

RE

FARNBOROUGH RD

B&Q

M6 M6

JCT 5

M6 RT NEWPO

44

LL CO

M6

To Birmingham

M6

RD

HIGH ST

DRIVE

TOR EC

D ROA

A452


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