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STUDENTS AGED 19+ COURSE GUIDE

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About us

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Welcome

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Start your journey to employment

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Open events

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How to apply

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Levels of study explained

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Our campuses

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Your study programme

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Industry uniforms and College ID

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Work experience

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Employers we work with

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Support

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Student resources

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Rooted in STEM

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Top five things to do

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Enrichment and sports activities

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Money to help you study

Students’ Union Bradford College Plus

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Diversity Plus

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Our University Centre

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Key to symbols

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Course guide information

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Access to Higher Education

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Apprenticeships

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Arts & Creative Industries

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Business

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Catering & Hospitality

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Computing & IT

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Construction

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Dental

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Early Years, Childcare, Education & Teaching

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Engineering & Motor Vehicle

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English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) & Maths

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GCSEs

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Hair, Beauty & Make-up

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Health & Social Care

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Progression to Learning & Work

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Public Services

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Science

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Sport Travel & Tourism

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OVER

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YEARS OF EDUCATION, ENTERPRISE & EMPLOYMENT

98% OF STUDENTS SAID THE TEACHING ON THEIR COURSE WAS GOOD (END OF COURSE STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY 2018)

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OUR STUDENT POPULATION

16-18 STUDENTS | 3,500+ HE STUDENTS | 1,800+ 19+ STUDENTS | 8,000+ APPRENTICESHIPS | 1,800+

STUDY A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS | ACCESS TO HE | APPRENTICESHIPS | | ARTS & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES | BUSINESS | | CATERING & HOSPITALITY | COMPUTING & ICT | CONSTRUCTION | | DENTAL | EARLY YEARS & CHILDCARE | ENGINEERING | ENGLISH | | ESOL | GCSEs | HAIR, BEAUTY & MAKE-UP | MATHS | | HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE | MOTOR VEHICLE STUDIES | | PROGRESSION TO LEARNING & WORK | | PUBLIC SERVICES | SCIENCE | SPORT | TRAVEL & TOURISM |

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14%

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YEARS OF PROVIDING APPRENTICESHIPS

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OUR APPRENTICESHIP SUCCESS RATES ARE 14% ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

OF STUDENTS SAID THEY HAVE ENJOYED THEIR COURSE

(CITY TRAINING SERVICES 17/18 ACHIEVEMENT DATA)

(END OF COURSE STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY 2018)

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At Bradford College, our mission is to encourage and empower you to succeed in work and everyday life.

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Welcome to Bradford College We have provided quality Further Education for over 185 years and we are always striving to support our students on their journey to employment. Studying at our College you can expect a variety of quality courses, talented tutors, excellent facilities and a friendly and supportive environment. Our award-winning College is a great place to study and we’ll provide you with support, education and skills, via careerfocused courses, to help you reach your full potential when moving into Higher Education or your chosen career path. Bradford College is based in the city centre of one of the most multicultural cities within the UK. We actively promote and value the social and cultural diversity of our community, which encourages education, enterprise and employment, and is the foundation of our college ethos.

Our aim is to equip all learners with a Level 3 qualification at College, either by starting at Level 3 or progressing through the levels. Your journey to a Level 3 qualification will start at a level that best suits you and this may be via an Apprenticeship route. Achieving a Level 3 qualification will equip you with the skills and training to progress to Higher Education, including degree level courses offered at our University Centre, or to secure employment. We hope you’ll find the information within this course guide useful and find a study programme that will best suit your next steps. You can join our online community and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as join us at the College for our next Open Event.

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Start your journey to employment We offer a diverse learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities, giving you an experience which will prepare you for the world of work. Learning

Facilities

Our tutors are industry experts who demonstrate their subject knowledge and passion inside and outside of the classroom. Our study programmes are developed to meet employer needs and many of our students have gone on to secure successful roles within international, national, regional and local employers.

Our award-winning campus offers state of-the-art facilities including free Wi-Fi, thousands of learning resources, media and library services, arts and creative industry spaces, a gallery, media suite, science labs, workshops and training rooms, sports and gym facilities alongside a commercial salon, cafés and an on-site restaurant.

Support

Progression

Our support teams offer a huge range of services including: Careers Guidance, Information and Advice Services, Finance Support and Learning Support alongside our ‘Student Base’, Students’ Union and Diversity Plus teams.

We also offer great progression on to Higher Education via our University Centre. You can study a range of subjects at HNC, HND, foundation degree, degree and postgraduate levels. Plus, if you are a Bradford College Further Education student progressing on to one of our Higher Education courses, you’ll get £500* as a progression incentive.

Work experience Our work placement team provide hundreds of students with work experience or placements each year. They also offer help with CV writing, application submission and recruitment services to assist you on your journey into employment.

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*Terms & conditions apply


Open events

Bringing careers to life

Our open events are the perfect way for you to find out more about studying at Bradford College and each event is designed to ‘bring careers to life’ and help you to choose the subject, level and type of course that’s best for you. Come along to one of the following dates and pre-book your place at bradfordcollege.ac.uk/openevents

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Remember to visit...

Sat 23 March Sat 06 July Thurs 22 Aug

AT OPEN EVENTS YOU CAN: Chat with Student Ambassadors about college life

Tour our modern city centre campus Discover our state-of-the-art facilities

Explore our ‘Career Zones’ and find out about the range of careers and progression opportunities available

Receive free information and guidance (financial support, learning support and careers advice)

Talk to course tutors about our subjects and your choice of careers Apply for your course starting in September 2019

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How to apply Applying is easy. Simply choose the subject you would like to study and then apply online, over the phone, in person or by post.

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MAKING AN APPLICATION

Search for your preferred subject or study programme. Choose how to apply: Apply via our website, visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/apply Apply over the phone by calling 01274 433333 Download an application form from our website, or request a paper form over the phone, complete and return it to us Pop in to College to fill out an application We will contact you (usually via email) within five working days to confirm we have received your application.

RECEIVING AN OFFER

We’ll invite you to College to meet your tutors to discuss your offer, find out more about the subject and talk about your career aspirations and progression opportunities at College. You will also be offered careers advice, a tour of our campus and the chance to find out more about our facilities We’ll make you an offer by email and/or letter for a place on a course based on your previous qualifications, experience and any other specific entry requirements.

NEED HELP?

You can contact our friendly Admissions Team at any time. The team is available Monday - Friday between 8.30am - 4.30pm in person, on the phone, by email or online. No question is too daft! Room: GF-14, Ground Floor, David Hockney Building. admissions@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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To apply for a place on a Further Education (FE) course or vocational (BTEC) programme you should submit an application as soon as possible. You can apply at any time throughout the year, however, we recommend you apply as soon as you can because popular courses fill up fast! Try to submit your application between September and the end of March, but don’t worry if you miss this timeframe as we welcome applications throughout the year and up to enrolment in August/September.

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ACCEPTING YOUR OFFER AND YOUR INVITATION TO ENROLMENT

We’ll ask you to accept your offer to allocate your place on a course. We’ll invite you to enrol at College in the summer. Enrolment takes place between July and early September. You will receive an invite by email and/or letter to attend the relevant session for your course. Following enrolment you’ll officially become a Bradford College student.

If you wish to apply for an apprenticeship please follow the process below: Visit citytraining.org.uk/ application-form/ and complete the online application We will acknowledge receipt of your application subject to you meeting the requirements of the apprenticeship and the employer. If you are shortlisted to the next stage you will be invited in for an initial assessment and interview As part of your initial assessment we will support you with developing your CV, preparing you for interviews and achieving your career aspirations Upon being offered an Apprenticeship opportunity with an employer, we will invite you in to an induction where you will enrol on to your apprenticeship.

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Which level of study is right for me? Which statement represents you the best?

I have no formal education.

I have at least two GCSEs at Grade 2-1/E-F.

I have at least two GCSEs at Grade 9-3/A-D.

You can study at Level 1.

You can study at Level 2. These courses offer an ideal route into a career or act as preparation for study at a higher level.

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

If you’ve no formal qualifications, that’s OK. You can study at Entry Level.

ENTRY LEVEL Entry Level 1, 2 or 3

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GCSE grade system If you have GCSEs grades A* - G, take a look at the table on the right to compare the old and new grading systems.

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You can study at Level 3. This level offers preparation for a career or progression to degree level.

LEVEL 3 L evel 3 Certificates/ Diplomas

I have one of the following: A levels NVQ Level 3 Level 3 Diploma or Access to HE course

You can study degree-level courses at our University Centre. Find out more at bradfordcollege.ac.uk/uc

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Whatever your level or area of study, our aim is to help you achieve your full potential. Don’t worry if you don’t meet the exact entry requirements. We’ll consider your personal circumstances and find the study programme that’s right for you. English and/or maths may be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade 4/C or above in these subjects when you start your course.

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Our campuses THE DAVID Y KNE HOC ING D IL BU

Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY 01274 433333

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

Randall Well Street, Bradford, BD7 1AL 01274 433333

39/41 Chapel Street Little Germany Bradford, BD1 5BY 01274 728316

NORDEC, the Northern Dental Education Centre

Apprenticeships

Access to HE Business Catering & Hospitality Computing & IT

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Traineeships

Early Years & Childcare Education & Training English and Maths Workshops English Language Centre ESOL GCSEs Health & Social Care Hair, Beauty & Make-up Maths Progression to Learning and Work Public Services Science Travel & Tourism

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Award-winning, multi-million pound facilities to prepare you for employment


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Carlton Street, Bradford, BD7 1AY 01274 433333

Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX 01274 433333

Unit 4, Bowling Back Lane, Bradford, BD4 8SA 01274 433333

Art & Creative Industries

Construction

Motor Vehicle Studies

The Green House

Engineering

The Dye House Gallery

Sport

TAKE A TOUR OF OUR CAMPUS AT

BRADFORDCOLLEGE.AC.UK

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Money to help you study We understand that coming to College is a big decision and you may be worried about the costs involved, or how your needs will be supported. There is no need to worry – we have lots of support available and plenty of friendly faces to help guide you through the range of services available. Depending on your age or situation, there may be some costs involved when you choose to come to College. The good news is help may be available.

Students aged 19-23 •• If you are aged 19-23 and studying for your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course, you will be entitled to fee remission (Does not apply to ESOL). •• If you are aged 19-23 and studying a subsequent Level 2 or Level 3 course, you will be required to pay the course fees or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan (see page 19).

Learner support fund The Learner Support Fund offers financial help to a wide range of students. Your age, household income and the course you are studying will determine what financial help you may be eligible to receive. The help that is available includes assistance with travel, materials and equipment, childcare and, in some circumstances, tuition and exam fees.

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You can apply to the Learner Support Fund online or in person once you are enrolled on your course. Search ‘Learner Support Fund’ via our website for more details.

Need help? To find out more about support schemes and financial assistance contact our Student Finance Team on 01274 433246 or email: studentfunding@bradfordcollege.ac.uk or visit our Student Finance Team in our Student Information Zone on the Ground Floor of The David Hockney Building. You can find up-to-date information about financial assistance on our website bradfordcollege.ac.uk via Services for Students. Search for Money to Help You Study.


Students Aged 19+ Advanced Learner Loan

Learn Now - Pay Later

You’ll be able to apply online or by post to Student Finance England. To complete the application, you will need a ‘Course Offer Letter’ from the College. Please note:

If you’re aged 19 or over and you are thinking about Further Education at Level 3 or above you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. The Advanced Learner Loan is a government-funded loan that is easy to apply for, doesn’t take your household income into account and doesn’t involve a credit check. The loan is for the full duration of your course and covers your tuition fees either all or part of the fee. The amount of loan you get will depend on the type of course you are studying and how much the fees are. The minimum loan is £300.

On receipt of your loan confirmation please sign it and return it to Student Finance England. Without the signed confirmation your loan will not be activated and the loans company will cancel your application and you would be liable for full fees.

Students aged 24+ •• If you are aged 24+, studying for a Level 2 course and in receipt of one of the benefits listed below, you will be eligible for fee remission:

To qualify for the Advanced Learner Loan you must be:

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

•• Studying at an approved college or training provider. Bradford College is an approved centre.

Universal Credit (UC)

Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Income Support Working Tax Credit

•• 19 years of age and older on the first day of your course •• Studying a full or part-time Further Education qualification at Level 3 or above •• A UK Resident or be a UK national or have ‘settled status’ (this means there are no restrictions on how long you can stay). You can use the eligibility tool from Student Finance England to assess whether you may be eligible. Repayments will automatically be deducted from your salary once you’ve started earning over £25,000 a year, and repayments will paid at 9% of your income. Any outstanding balance is automatically written off 30 years from your last payment.

Housing Benefit Low Wage Earners (income less than £15,736.50 annual)

Please note: Evidence of eligibility for fee remission is required. Please see website for details.

•• If you are aged 24+ and studying for a Level 3 course, you will be required to pay the course fees or take out an Advances Learner Loan. Contact us on 01274 433172 for more information.

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Your study programme At Bradford College we recognise that employers want more than just a qualification on a piece of paper. They want experienced, skilled and driven individuals, and that’s exactly what you’ll get from your Study Programme. We design our programmes to ensure you go above and beyond to reach your full potential and leave Bradford College ready for further studies or employment.

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Look sharp!

Industry uniforms and College ID Some courses require you to wear a uniform to prepare you for work. Many industries wear uniforms to protect clothing, make working more comfortable, easily identify employees and promote their brand. Our vocational courses aim to offer real-world learning and that’s why the following study programmes require you to wear a uniform:

CATERING

CONSTRUCTION

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

HAIR, BEAUTY & MAKE-UP

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

ENGINEERING & MOTOR VEHICLE

SPORT

TRAVEL & TOURISM

UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES

Our uniforms include sports and outdoor clothing, branded hoodies and t-shirts, chef’s whites and protective footwear. All of our uniforms are Bradford College branded and prices start from around £5 per item up to around £40. You can view uniforms at our Open Events and applicant events. Once you have applied for a course, you will have the opportunity to order your uniform via our website. We open a uniform shop during enrolments in the summer and you can try on items/sizes before placing an order. When you enrol with us, you will be given a Bradford College Student ID card which you must wear and keep visible at all times on campus.

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Work experience We work closely with employers to offer industry links and professional placements on many of our courses, giving you hands-on experience in the world of work.

What’s in it for you? •• Getting a work experience placement means you’ll have the knowledge, skills and attitude you need to be ready for employment •• It’s not just learning in a classroom. You’ll find out if this is the career for you, and how you can take what you’ve learnt back to your college studies •• You’ll also be much better placed to get a job you really want, or to progress onto your chosen Higher Education course.

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Find out more... Bradford College Work Placements is based on 3rd Floor, David Hockney Building. Whether you need to refine your job search or get advice on future study options, you can make an appointment to see an Advisor. 01274 438943 workplacements@ bradfordcollege.ac.uk


Employers we work with We’re proud to work with a huge range of employers to offer you work placements, experience, industry expertise, apprenticeships and training opportunities. Many of our students go on to work for local, regional, national and international employers following the successful completion of their studies. Listed below are just some of the hundreds of employers we currently work with:

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Support Our support teams are highly qualified, friendly and approachable – no question is too daft! We provide a whole range of support services to ensure you achieve your full potential. You can benefit from careers advice, financial or learning support and Progress Coaches, alongside a whole heap of resources, activities and enrichment. We will work hard to ensure you are happy, engaged and fully supported inside and outside the classroom.

We provide a secure, safe, ‘family’ feel in each of our campus sites.

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What do you want to be? From the moment you enquire or apply, our Student Services Team is on hand to offer careers advice and guidance. Our friendly team is available – in person, over the phone or via email to give you advice about our courses, careers and progression on to Higher Education and employment. For more information contact the Bradford College Careers Advice Team: 01274 433056 or email careers@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Looking for additional support? We provide tailored support to meet your individual needs so that you have everything in place to be successful in your studies. Our specialist Disability Services and Additional Learning Support (ALS) team provides well-qualified staff to support a huge range of disability and/or learning difficulty needs including:

ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

AUTISTIC SPECTRUM CONDITIONS

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

HARD OF HEARING/ DEAF

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES (SPLDS) INCLUDING DYSLEXIA

VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

We also offer a supported study area where you can work independently or, by arrangement, with a member of our team. The area is equipped with PCs and Macs supported by the latest assistive technology. Our Disability Services and Additional Learning Support team is happy to talk to you or your parents/carers about individual needs and the wide range of support available – including classroom and learning support and exam support. For more information call our Helpdesk on 01274 433133 or email: als@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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Student Resources

Our library

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Student resources

LIBRARY SERVICES. Find us on the 2nd Floor, David Hockney Building

As a Bradford College student, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art learning facilities.

askalibrarian@bradfordcollege.ac.uk or call 01274 433331

QUIET DEDICATED STUDY SPACES

Use our dedicated work spaces and computer rooms for independent study

70,000+ BOOKS

Browse our library’s vast collection of educational books, magazines and online resources

4,500 E-BOOKS

Borrow cameras, computers and tablets from our media lending service

60,000+

Try out trending technologies such as our 3D printers and Go Pros.

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890 PCs AVAILABLE CAMPUS-WIDE IN DEDICATED STUDY ROOMS AND OPEN SPACES

Creative technology

AV EDITING SUITES WITH APPLE MACS

FILM STUDIO

3D PRINTING AND SCANNING SERVICES

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

ELECTRONIC JOURNALS

Borrow equipment for your studies

LAPTOP HIRE

DIGITAL CAMERAS

CAMCORDERS

WEBCAMS

MICS

SPEAKERS

DJ EQUIPMENT

LIGHTING RIGS

AMPS

TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA SERVICES PRINTERS

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PRINTED JOURNALS

Find us on 2nd Floor, David Hockney Building media@bradfordcollege.ac.uk or call 01274 433336.


Rooted in STEM SCIENCE – TECHNOLOGY – ENGINEERING – MATHS

Bradford College is committed to develop STEM across all curriculum areas. Our STEM strategy encompasses Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and we work together with many employers and partners to ensure we provide high quality teaching in STEM subjects. Bradford College is working with the Bradford ICE (Industrial Centres of Excellence) to develop curriculum links with employers in order to provide high-quality courses and opportunities in the following areas: Health and Social Care, Business, Advanced Manufacturing, Built Environment and Environmental Technologies. More ICE are planned and if you are studying a course in any ICE area then you will benefit from employer links, curriculum enrichment and potential visits to employers.

Cutting-edge careers We work closely with industry to train students for cuttingedge careers in: •• Advanced manufacturing and robotics •• Digital technologies and creative media •• Pharmacy, dentistry and clinical skills •• Sustainable construction and smart infrastructure.

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Top five things to do at lunchtime & after College

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Curious about culture?

Want something to do that will cost you nothing, nada, zip, zilch, FREE….. You can visit our very own Dye House Gallery located within the Lister Building, pop down to Impressions Gallery in City Park or check out the Science and Media Museum practically on our doorstep! Less than 10 minutes’ walk from College is Sunbridge Wells a ‘world of pure imagination’, where you’ll find a selection of independent boutique shops amongst cafés, restaurants and bars that bring history to life in a unique underground complex.

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Film and theatre fan?

Check out the latest blockbusters at the Leisure Exchange, or the recently opened cinema complex, ‘The Light’ at The Broadway. The Science and Media Museum boasts three different viewing experiences, Cubby Broccoli Cinema screens independent, arthouse and classic films, Pictureville screens new releases and iconic films on a uniquely curved screen and IMAX is the region’s biggest cinema screen, showing films and productions designed to be experienced in ‘the world’s most immersive cinema experience’. Bradford also boasts two fantastic theatres, the Alhambra and St Georges Hall, where you can always ensure a top musical or hilarious stand-up comedian will be on stage.

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HUGE DISCOUNTS ON STUDENT LOCK-IN NIGHTS

Love to shop?

Only a 5-10 minute walk from our main campus, The Broadway shopping centre offers over 70 shops and eateries with an individual mix of independent and recognised high street brands, all under one roof. If you sign up to join the Students’ Union (SU) you can use your SU TOTUM card to take advantage of great discounts and offers, saving you £££ in a huge range of stores and restaurants.

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Feeling sporty?

You’ll find our superb sports and fitness facilities at our Trinity Green Campus. Whether it’s indoor, outdoor, team or individual, we offer a wide range of sports and activities across all ability levels. You can use our gym before or after your classes and sign up for a range of Students’ Union ‘Give it a Go’ activities to take part in.

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Eating, drinking and relaxing

Our on-site training restaurant ‘The Grove’ offers tasty and affordable meals. You can grab a quick lunch with friends, book a table for a three-course meal or plan a special celebration evening meal. If you’re in the mood for coffee, our on-site Starbucks and Costa outlets will fuel you up in between lessons and provide a place to catch-up with friends. OUR TIP

CALL 01274 436113 TO BOOK A TABLE

Or, if pampering is more your thing, make sure you visit our hair and beauty salons and book yourself an appointment – a full range of treatments are available at student-friendly prices!

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Enrichment and sports activities Being a Bradford College student isn’t just about studying. We have an amazing range of activities for you to try out so don’t limit yourself to just study time with us; experience everything the College has to offer! Sports Sessions

‘Give it a Go’

Throughout the academic year you can take part in a number of sports sessions which include:

Give it a Go is a calendar of FREE activities for you to try while you are studying here at Bradford College. The aim is to get you to try out new things that you’ve never done before, maybe learn a new skill and meet other students. You can choose from a broad range of activities from yoga, first aid, tattoo art, archery to name a few…

•• 1:1 Gym Training Sessions •• 5- and 11-a-side Football •• Badminton •• Basketball •• Boxing •• Cricket •• Disability Sports Sessions •• Health and Fitness Club* •• Netball •• Tennis •• Touch Rugby

All activities are aimed at beginner level so why not come along and ‘Give it a Go’. For more information Contact: Sarah Townson Student Activities Co-ordinator

*All activities are aimed at beginner level

suactivities@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Take the plunge and you never know… you could find out you’re the next Andy Murray or Nicola Adams!

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For more information contact: Boxing - Mally MacIver m.maciver@bradfordcollege.ac.uk Gym Sessions - Michael Doyle m.doyle@bradfordcollege.ac.uk Football & Cricket - Ben Greaves b.greaves@bradfordcollege.ac.uk bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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Students’ Union Bradford College is proud to have an independent and active Students’ Union. Studying with us, you’ll get instant access to our range of union services and benefit from our activities, societies and volunteering opportunities. Societies

Volunteering

To get the most out of college life, we encourage you to join one of our many societies! This is the perfect way to make new friends and socialise with people who share the same interests as you. Established societies include: the Networking Society, the Football Club, and the LGBT Society. If you are interested in joining or starting a society, email s.clubsandsocieties@ bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to develop new skills for your CV, improve your employability skills and help your community by working with charities and voluntary organisations across the Bradford district. If you are interested in volunteering, email: suvolunteering@ bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

The Student Base To join a society or find out more about volunteering, you can call 01274 433007, or visit the SU Office located in The David Hockney Building, Ground Floor, Room G.13 (behind the OneStop-Shop).

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The Student Base in The David Hockney Building is where you can drop in for friendly advice and guidance. We also put on a number of interesting and thought-provoking workshops throughout the year. You can take part in as many of these as you like! Previous events have focused on anti-discrimination, drugs and alcohol awareness, anti-social behaviour and social media.


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Student discounts

TOTUM is the TM

leading UK Student Discount Card. For just £12 a year you have access to 200+ UK discounts and 1000s of international discounts with a 1 year free international student identity (ISIC) card. How do I buy a TOTUM card? Call in to the Students’ Union in David Hockney Building and we can print your card while you wait or visit totum.com to buy your card online. For more information visit our website www.bcsu.me/discounts or call in to the Students’ Union, G13 David Hockney Building.

200+ UK discounts Here are just a few of the top discounts available; but check out the TOTUM website or app to see the full list:

10% off at Jack Wills, Boohoo, New Look, Co-op & Superdrug 12% off a 16-25 Railcard 25% off student ticket prices at ODEON cinemas 30% off at Pizza Express

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Bradford College Plus Bradford College Plus can help maximise your chances of getting a job after studying by allowing you to gain valuable experience which demonstrates the attitudes and skills employers are looking for. The scheme ensures our students leave college with more than just qualifications by helping you prepare for continuing education, employment, life and citizenship.

BRONZE AWA R D

PARTICIPATION You’ll need to demonstrate a minimum of 20 hours across an academic year. This can be any combination of activity types.

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You can get involved in a wide range of activities outside your Study Programme including: •• Days of Giving •• Diversity Plus •• Enterprise •• Give it a Go •• Student Representative Scheme •• Students’ Union Societies •• Volunteering •• Work Experience For more information contact us on enrichment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

S I LV E R AWA R D

GOLD AWA R D

PARTICIPATION AND REFLECTION

PARTICIPATION, REFLECTION AND ORGANISING ACTIVITIES

You’ll need the Bronze Award and a reflection and analysis for every activity completed.

You’ll need the Silver Award and a plan for every activity organised. This can be any combination of activity types.


Diversity Plus We are committed to tackling inequality and discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and promoting good relations for all. We promote equality and diversity within College by organising fabulous, colourful and interesting activities and events for our students. As a student you’ll have the opportunity to attend presentations, exhibitions, fundraising activities, performances, fairs, talent shows, film screenings and much more! We are proud to celebrate our diversity and we love to involve staff and students in challenging stereotypes, tackling issues like hate crime, bullying and violence whilst raising the awareness

of mental health and well-being to encourage an inclusive culture. We listen to and educate each other every day. If you would like to get involved or have an idea about an event, please contact our Diversity Plus team on: 01274 433143 or email diversityplus@bradfordcollege.ac.uk. FOLLOW US Bradford College Diversity Plus @BCdiversityplus

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Our University Centre Once you’ve successfully completed your Further Education studies and you’re considering moving onto degree level, continue your studies at our University Centre. At Bradford College University Centre we pride ourselves on providing quality Higher Education within a friendly and supportive city centre campus. Our classrooms are more relaxed and intimate than many universities, allowing more opportunity for open discussion, one-to-one learning and support. We offer a range of subjects at HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, Degree and postgraduate courses, which continue to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for employment. We have recently invested across our two site University Centre campus (Lister Building and the Advanced Technology Centre) giving you better access to improved facilities where you can study, socialise and explore.

£500

Stick with us and get £500 in your pocket!

Studying a degree is a big investment in your future. If you're a full-time student at Bradford College and you progress onto a Higher Education course (HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, Degree) at our University Centre, you could get a £500 loyalty bursary* to spend on anything you want.

For more info visit: bradfordcollege.ac.uk/500 * T&Cs apply

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Join in the fun making GIANT soap bubbles!

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Our students are now Fellows of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians!

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Our study programmes Have a look through our range of study programmes and when you’re ready to start your journey to employment, go to page 10 for details of how to apply. KEY There may be more information you need to know once you’ve chosen your career path. Look out for the symbols below on each page to find out more.

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

Apprenticeships, offered in partnership with City Training Services, may also be available. See page 39 for details of all our apprenticeships.

ENGLISH AND MATHS

English and/or maths may be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade 4/C or above in these subjects when you start your course.

LEVELS OF STUDY

You can study different levels in many of our subject areas. What level you study at will depend on your current qualifications. See page 12 to find out what level of study is right for you.

PROGRESSION ROUTES

Progression to degree level study and beyond, either within the College’s University Centre or at other Higher Education providers, is available. See page 12 for details of progression routes.

UNIFORM REQUIRED

Some subjects require you to wear a uniform in preparation for working in the sector. See page 19 for details of which study programmes this applies to.

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Access to xxxx Higher Education Do you want to study at university level but you left school without the right qualifications or the grades you needed? Access to Higher Education (HE) is a qualification that will enable you to progress to study at degree level regardless of what you achieved (or didn’t achieve) first time round.

There’s no upper age limit and typically Access to HE Diplomas take a year to complete and lead to a Level 3 qualification, after which you can apply for Higher Education study. Studying Access to HE will help you to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to study at degree level and we offer a diverse range of Access to HE courses which will get you on the right path for your chosen career.

Apply For Allied Health Professions* Art & Design Business Engineering Health & Social Care Professions* Humanities IT Law Nursing & Midwifery* Science Social Science *Also offered as an online course

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

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Apprenticeships Do you want to learn a profession mostly through ‘on-the-job’ training? Then choosing an apprenticeship could be the perfect fit.

Apprenticeships are tailored around the needs of employers so you’ll gain invaluable experience, and develop skills that employers within that industry really want. For some employers, an employee with an apprenticeship can be more valuable than one with other qualifications, as it shows you’ve got the skills and knowledge to hit the ground running. At City Training Services, part of Bradford College, we’ve been delivering a wide range of apprenticeships for over 30 years, so it goes without saying that if you choose to study your apprenticeship with us you’re in safe hands.

Apply For Accountancy Business Administration Childcare Construction Customer Service Dental Digital Marketing Electrical Engineering Hairdressing & Barbering Health & Social Care Hospitality & Catering IT Logistic Management Motor Vehicle Pharmacy Project Management

Supporting Teaching & Learning

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+ ENGLISH AND MATHS

LEVELS OF STUDY

PROGRESSION ROUTES

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Arts & Creative Industries Working within the arts and creative industries can be one of the most challenging, yet one of the most rewarding industries to work in. One of the best things about pursuing a career in the arts is that you get to live and make money from your passion, whether it’s in art and design, photography, interior design, fashion, music, performance or production.

You’ll study, perform and exhibit in inspiring spaces and you’ll benefit from strong industry links such as Hallmark, National Science & Media Museum and Royal Shakespeare Company. Our tutors are experts in their chosen field and will help develop your talents and prepare you for an innovative future, whether onto Higher Education or straight into employment.

Apply For Art, Design & Media Creative Media Production & Technology Music, Performing & Production Performing and Production Arts

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

100%

of students said teaching was good End of Course Student Experience Survey 2018, (Art & Design Students)

ENGLISH AND MATHS

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Business Do you have ambitions to make it in the world of business? Perhaps you want to make your way up the career ladder within a top organisation or have the desire to be your own boss. If you are looking to satisfy your inner entrepreneur, then study Business at Bradford College.

Our business programmes will give you a good understanding across all key business areas, developing vital interpersonal skills, as well as giving you insights into areas such as marketing, management and human resources. You’ll benefit from teaching staff that have experience in numerous business areas, as well as guest lectures from leading corporations such as Sky. Once you’ve gained your qualification, you will then be equipped to move onto Higher Education or into the world of work.

Apply For Business

Enterprise

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

“My teachers are very good, they always support me” BTEC Business Student, Student Experience Survey

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

ENGLISH AND MATHS

LEVELS OF STUDY

PROGRESSION ROUTES

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Catering & Hospitality Are you a food lover wanting to cook the food you see on TV or served at your favourite restaurants? Maybe you want to work at large events or in the hospitality sector?

A career in Catering and Hospitality is hard work, but the rewards are amazing. In a people-oriented industry, you will get the opportunities to be creative, whether that’s with food, drink or an exciting experience. The skills you’ll learn can apply to working anywhere in the world, providing a range of opportunities to experience new countries and cultures and meet new people. Our commercial restaurant, ‘The Grove’, will offer you real-life experience. You’ll work and serve in a state-of-the-art training environment, using kitchens instead of classrooms, and serve paying customers during lunchtime and evening service, as well as College events.

Apply For Bakery Cookery Front of House

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

The Grove is an AA Rosette-winning college restaurant and Centre of Excellence in Patisserie and Confectionery.

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

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UNIFORM REQUIRED


Computing & IT We live in a digital age and in one of the fastest growing industries, there has never been a greater need for jobs in Computer Science, IT and Gaming. If you’re a full-blown techie, why not turn your passion into a career? Technology is constantly evolving so being part of this innovative sector means you’ll keep learning throughout your career and the growing need for IT professionals means that many world-wide opportunities could be available to you. Starting your journey to employment at Bradford College, you’ll be provided with all the practical and technical skills you need to help you specialise in your preferred area. You’ll study in fantastic facilities such as state-of-the-art IT suites and Games Development workshops, with access to industry standard and high-tech equipment.

Apply For Cyber Security Games Development

Programming

Software Systems

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

95%

of students enjoyed their programme End of Course Student Experience Survey 2018, (IT Students)

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

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LEVELS OF STUDY

PROGRESSION ROUTES

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Construction With around 45,000 vacancies available in this sector each year, considering a career in construction could be a sure route to success. The construction industry offers both trade roles like building and carpentry, and technical and professional roles like surveying and project management. Working in this wide-ranging industry could see you building, designing and managing the major structures and facilities that define our landscape. You’ll either learn in workshops mocked up as you’d expect to find on-site or, if you’re studying one of our technical construction courses, using state-of-the-art surveying equipment, 3D printers and CAD software. Whichever course you choose, our study programmes ensure that you have the up-to-date skills and knowledge to pursue a career in this fascinating industry.

Apply For Architecture Brickwork Carpentry Civil Engineering Electrical Installation Joinery Plastering Plumbing Surveying

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

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LEVELS OF STUDY

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Dental Start your dental health career with us and you’ll study within our new Northern Dental Education Centre (NORDEC) where you’ll learn the essential skills you need to progress in your chosen field. You’ll also gain work experience, as some of your time will be spent working in a dental setting, meaning you’ll continue to upskill your career knowledge and develop the skills crucial for roles in a dental health team. Once you’ve successfully completed your study programme, you’ll have opportunities to pursue a career as a dental support worker, decontamination assistant, dental receptionist or you could simply choose to continue further training in the Dental Health industry.

Apply For Working in Dental Settings

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

“The course was a very informative insight to dentistry and the situations we would face. I personally think that it has given me an advantage when working in a dental practice as well as progressing to level 3 which is an apprenticeship in dental nursing” Iram Hussain, Nordec Student

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

ENGLISH AND MATHS

LEVELS OF STUDY

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Early Years, Childcare, Education & Teaching Early Years, Childcare, Education and Teaching are extremely rewarding roles, allowing you to use your skills to play an important role in children’s lives. Working within the educational sector allows you make a real difference and choosing to work within the early years and childcare sector means that you get to contribute towards the crucial few years of a child’s life. You’ll benefit from specialist training rooms and resources, well-qualified and experienced teaching staff, guest lecturers and visits to ensure that you have the right qualifications and knowledge to follow your dream into a career in Early Years, Childcare and Education & Teaching.

Apply For Caring for Children Childcare and Education Teaching Assistants

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

100%

of students agreed that teaching was good End of Course Student Experience Survey 2018, (Early Years students)

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

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UNIFORM REQUIRED


Engineering & Motor Vehicle If you have the drive and enthusiasm to become involved in developing the future of our society, why not kick-start your career with one of our Engineering or Motor Vehicle programmes? Every industry and every area of society depends on the precise and efficient work of engineers to provide technological solutions to problems, issues and ideas that affect every area of our lives. Engineers design, manufacture and maintain almost everything that we use on a daily basis and technological advances would never be made without them. Studying in real-life workshops and garages you’ll learn hands-on skills which could lead you to a successful career in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or with Motor Vehicles.

Apply For Electrical Engineering

Electrical Installation

Mechanical Engineering

Vehicle Fitting

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

100% APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

of students enjoyed their programme End of Year Survey April 2018 (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students)

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LEVELS OF STUDY

PROGRESSION ROUTES

UNIFORM REQUIRED

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English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) & Maths

We offer a number of part-time only English, ESOL and Maths courses. Our 2019 Part-time Course Guide will be available after Easter 2019. See our website bradford.ac.uk for details.

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GCSEs GCSEs open up new opportunities for your future! They provide you with the correct knowledge and understanding to create your pathway into your dream job or to study at degree level. Gaining a Grade C/4 in English, Maths and Science will provide your education with a solid grounding. Having these qualifications is an important criteria that employers and university tutors look for and will give your CV the extra boost it needs when it comes to kick-starting your chosen career.

100% of students are confident in their ability to achieve GCSE Chemistry Student Survey Beginning of Course, Sept 2018

Apply For Biology

Chemistry

English Language

Maths

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

94%

of students would recommend their course to a friend. GCSE Biology Student Experience Survey 2018

ENGLISH AND MATHS

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Hair, Beauty & Make-up Do you love fashion, hair and beauty? Do you want to help people look and feel gorgeous? If so, studying Hair, Beauty and Make-up could be for you. This rewarding and inspiring sector will use your creativity, enthusiasm and vision to change a client’s day for the better. By choosing to study with us you’ll learn within our commercial salons, accredited as a ‘Wella Centre of Excellence’. You will gain real-life experience in our salons and luxurious spa facilities, working with paying clients. As expected in any salon or spa facility, you will train using professional and high-end products such as Dermalogica, providing a first-class service to your clients.

Apply For Barbering Beauty Therapy Hairdressing Make-up Nails

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

According to the Careers Happiness Index Hairdresser and Beauty Therapist are two of the happiest jobs in the world! APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

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Health & Social Care Careers in the Health and Social Care sector are varied, challenging and satisfying. With a career in the caring professions, you will make a real difference to people’s lives every day. The NHS is the main employer in the sector, offering excellent career prospects. Other providers specialising in different aspects of healthcare include private companies, care home providers, dentists, opticians and more. Our study programmes lead to a wealth of rewarding careers, including healthcare assistants, emergency care, occupational, speech and behavioural therapists and nursing. If you have the ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and are passionate about handling patients with sensitivity and respect, then health and social care is the right career for you.

Apply For Adult Care Clinical Healthcare

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

TOP 5

The NHS is one of the top five largest workforces in the world, employing more than 1.5 million people!

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

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LEVELS OF STUDY

PROGRESSION ROUTES

UNIFORM REQUIRED

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Progression to Learning & Work Progression to Learning & Work Our Progression to Learning & Work programme will support you to build your confidence, develop new skills and help you improve your English and maths. Our tutors will provide you with a wide range of stimulating, educational and enjoyable activities in and out of the classroom. With our guidance and support, you’ll grow in self-confidence and gain the skills you need to pursue further study or to start a successful career.

Skills for Independent Living If you have any disabilities and/or learning difficulties and would like to become more confident in completing day-to-day tasks by yourself, maybe our Skills for Independent Living study programme can help. On this course, our tutors will support you to develop your communication, reading, writing and maths skills for use in your home life and for the workplace. You’ll join in with tasks and activities that will teach you how to manage your own money, cook your own food and plan your own career. With our support and guidance, you’ll grow in confidence and gain the skills you need to live an independent life.

LEVELS OF STUDY

Apply For Progression to Learning & Work Skills for Independent Living

For more course info visit bradfordcollege.ac.uk/19+

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Public Services Dedication, discipline and tactical decisions are all elements of working in the Public Services. If you’re considering joining the RAF, Navy or the Army or if you’re thinking about being a Police Officer, Fire Fighter or Prison Officer, our courses can help you start your journey to employment. You’ll be taught by a team of experienced tutors and ex-serving professionals, who can give you the inside knowledge on the career of your choice. By being part of this industry, you’ll contribute towards helping others and giving back to your community. Alongside your studies you’ll benefit from trips, guest lectures and visits such as Police Riot Training, Fire Station visits and the opportunity to attend an annual Army Camp residential.

Apply For Uniformed Public Services

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100%

of students agreed their teachers knew their subjects well End of Year Student Experience Survey 2018 (Public Services students)

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Science

For Science-related courses please see the Access to Higher Education section on page 38.

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Sport Whether you’re a footy follower, a boxing buff or a fitness fanatic, why not turn your passion for Sport, Exercise and Fitness into a career? Working in this industry you will need the stamina, determination and patience this high-energy sector requires to motivate and inspire people. Rewards in the sector are high as you will have opportunities to work with young people, schools, community groups and the general public. Studying at Bradford College you will learn and play in world-class facilities. Olympians, sports professionals and athletes have trained in our gym, basketball courts, football pitches and boxing gym. Our staff are experts in their field and will build up your skills, making sure that when you leave us, your CV will pack a punch for your future in sport.

Apply For Coaching and Development Fitness

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“Teaching has been exemplary and the course has been varied, insightful and enjoyable” Sport, Exercise and Fitness Student

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Travel & Tourism Studying Travel and Tourism, the world is your oyster! Work abroad, meet new people and tour the globe… Join us to perfect your communication, teamwork and organisation skills. Your savvy customer service skills will keep your clients happy and help create an experience they will never forget. At Bradford College, you’ll have the chance to gain real-life experience; our Travel & Tourism students take part in a week-long ‘Hotel Takeover’ at a local Holiday Inn Hotel. Once you complete your course, career opportunities include working at airports, airlines, cruise ships, hotels, tour operators, travel agencies and visitor attractions. Our former students have progressed from their course to working for employers such as Thomas Cook, Jet2, Leeds Bradford International Airport, Jurys Inn Hotels and Qatar Airways.

Apply For Travel and Tourism Industry

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4.5 Million people work in the Hospitality & Travel industry in the UK ENGLISH AND MATHS

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OVER 185 YEARS PROVIDING education

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Jargon buster Bamboozled with educational terms and phrases? Hopefully our helpful jargon buster should make things a lot clearer. ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION (HE)

BTEC

One year pre-degree courses that help people aged 19+ without traditional qualifications to progress onto higher level pathways and undergraduate degree courses.

Certificates and Diplomas in vocational subjects awarded by the Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) and work-related qualifications offered by Edexcel. Offered at different levels, BTEC qualifications can lead to further studies, employment and progression to Higher Education.

A LEVEL

Qualifications the level above GCSE in specific subjects usually completed in two years. APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships mix on-the-job training with classroom learning, providing you with the skills you need for your chosen career. Apprentices work with an employer and earn a wage while learning. AWARD/CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA

These terms relate to the qualification size, depending on how in-depth the qualification is and the number of units you are required to study. Diplomas are the largest with the most units, Certificates are in-between an Award and a Diploma and Awards are the smallest with the fewest units to complete. All three types of qualification can be studied at different levels. BA, BEd, BEng, BSc

Higher Education qualifications referring to Bachelor degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Education (BEd); Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and Bachelor of Science (BSc). 5858

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CACHE

An awarding body that offers a wide range of qualifications suitable for individuals involved in early years education, childcare, and health and social care. CAMPUS

We call our buildings and locations campuses. We have six different campus sites that include the David Hockney Building (DHB), Old Building (OB), Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), Lister Building (LB), Trinity Green (TG) and Bowling Back Lane (BBL). CITY & GUILDS

An awarding body that provides qualifications relating to an occupation or employment. ENTRY LEVEL

The level of a qualification indicates its degree of difficulty. Some qualifications are offered at Entry Level, which is lower than Level 1. Entry Levels start at Entry 1 and rise to Entry 3, progression from Entry Level 3 is onto a Level 1 course.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

What you need to get a place on a course, this normally involves exam results including English and maths – usually at GCSE level. ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages. An English qualification for people whose first language is not English. FURTHER EDUCATION (FE)

This comes after Year 11 at a secondary school and before degree level study at a university. This includes GCSEs, A levels, apprenticeships and vocational training. GCSE

Stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. At Bradford College, these qualifications are usually completed after one year of study. Grades 3-1 (D-G) are Level 1 qualifications, while Grades 9-4 (A*-C) are Level 2.

HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (HNC)

Level 4 qualification that is equivalent to the first year of a three-year degree course. After completing a HNC, you can progress to a Higher National Diploma (HND). HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)

Level 5 qualification that is equivalent to the second year of a three-year degree course. After completing a HND, you may want to progress to a Level 6 top-up course to complete your degree. LEVELS

The level of a qualification indicates its difficulty. GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) are at Level 2 while A Levels are at Level 3. Some qualifications are also offered at Entry Level, which is lower than Level 1. MOODLE

Is an online virtual learning environment. You can access course materials and learning resources to support your studies.

HIGHER EDUCATION (HE)

Qualifications at Level 4 - 6. This includes Higher National Certificates (HNCs), Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees.

UCAS

University and Colleges Admissions Service. You’ll use this system to apply for a degree course at our University Centre or a university of your choice.

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Course guide information This course guide was prepared in the winter of 2018 for courses starting in September 2019. Any subsequent changes to information will be published in the course information on our website bradfordcollege.ac.uk. We have tried to ensure that all of the information provided is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, it is always possible that this information could change and you should check our website for the latest information before you apply. (Where there is a difference between the contents of this course guide and our website, the contents of the website take precedence). We will always try to deliver your study programme as described in this course guide. However, sometimes we have to make changes as set out below. We review all study programmes each year and change them to reflect staff expertise, current trends and as a result of student feedback. We will try to ensure that you have a range of study programmes to choose from and we will let you know in good time the options available for you to choose for the following year. We will only change core modules for a study programme if it is necessary for us to do so, for example, to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year. On occasion we may need to make changes to other aspects of a study programme, or how it is delivered. We will only make changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit.

We will endeavour to let you know about any such changes as soon as possible (usually before the relevant academic year). We make every effort to check the accuracy of the information in this course guide at the time of going to press. However, if you feel that any of the information is misleading then please contact: Marketing & Communications, Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY. Email: marketing@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Contact us Bradford College

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This course guide can be provided in an accessible format such as Braille, large print or audio by request. Tel: 01274 433333

Edited by: The Marketing & Communications Department, Bradford College. Designed and printed by: Inprint+Design, Bradford.

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