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Principal’s

Welcome 2 INTRODUCTION

Welcome to our Full-Time Course Guide 2012-13 Dudley College has been in the business of providing a place to learn since 1862, so I am delighted that you are considering the college to carry on developing your practical skills and academic learning. Our plans for the future will make Dudley College a truly exceptional place to learn! Development of the new ’Dudley Learning Quarter’ is now well under way and by Autumn 2012 Dudley Evolve, a new vocational training centre and Dudley Sixth, a dedicated A Level centre, will offer an inspirational place to learn for aspiring students. We pride ourselves in offering practical, hands-on learning in a range of subjects, giving you the skills and experience that employers are looking for, so you can progress in your chosen career. If you are planning to go to university, our hands-on thinking approach provides lots of options for studying vocational or academic courses to help you on your way. Our long standing tradition of providing a friendly and supportive place to learn starts when you contact us or walk through the college doors for the first time, as we are committed to putting you, the learner, at the heart of all we do.

If you know what you want to do, we look forward to welcoming you to one of our open events or discussing the options available to you. If you are unsure what steps to take next, this guide is a good starting point to find out about our range of courses and qualifications. But don’t forget, there’s always plenty of help on hand from our Student Services team if you’d like to talk through the range of alternatives available to you. On behalf of all the staff, I look forward to welcoming you to the college, so you can start your journey to success. Lowell Williams Principal, Dudley College

Our mission: outstanding learning which develops skills, raises aspirations and changes lives.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Course listing

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A levels

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Administration

Dudley Evolve

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Animal Care

Fantastic new facilities for hair and beauty, sport and leisure, public services, creative and performing arts

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Apprenticeships

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Art & Design

A brand new A level centre serving all students in the region

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Business Studies

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Caring & Early Years

Help & Advice

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Construction

College and course info, how to apply, costs, Students’ Union

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Engineering

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Hair & Beauty

Dudley Learning Quarter The college has ambitious redevelopment plans

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Dudley Sixth

Student Life Team Dudley and college enrichment

102 Hospitality

Help & Support

106 Information Technology

Financial help, support services, counselling, childcare, disability statement, Connexions, advice and guidance, support for learning, facilities and services

112 Media

Parents’ FAQs

122 Music

Help and advice for parents whose children may be thinking of joining Dudley College

126 Performing Arts & Production Arts

116 Motor Vehicle

132 Public Services 22

Progression Routes Routes to higher education through Dudley College

138 Retail 144 Science (Applied)

184 Notes Use this space to keep a note of the courses you like the look of

185 Application Form

148 Sport 158 Travel & Tourism 164 Entry Level Courses For students with few or no formal qualifications

187 Campus Locations Locations for all seven Dudley campuses

168 Access to Higher Education Access diplomas are one year courses for those looking to go on to university

176 Higher Education Higher National Certificate and Diploma courses

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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Information


Experience the Dudley Learning Quarter 4 DUDLEY LEARNING QUARTER

Brand new for September 2012, Dudley Learning Quarter will create a dedicated campus for students right at the heart of town. Packed full of great facilities, social spaces and exciting technology, it will provide you with the very best to inspire your learning, guarantee fun and ensure you achieve your goals. For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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We’re getting ready to evolve – are you? 6 DUDLEY EVOLVE

Opening in September 2012, you’ll definitely want to be involved in Dudley Evolve if you are planning on continuing your study after leaving school. This new part of the college will have amazing facilities, top of the range equipment and lots of surprises – all geared to make your learning fun and fulfilling. So what’s on offer at Dudley Evolve?

Dudley Evolve is open to everyone, but as many of the courses are full time, there will be a lot of young people studying there. Here’s just a sneak preview of the new building and the courses on offer. Remember – keep your eye on Tower Street, where you’ll see Dudley Evolve taking shape over the next few months (you can watch your college grow through our live web cam at www.dudleycol.ac.uk)

For further information log onto www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


An inspiring new college for aspiring learners. Why not take advantage of these new contemporary surroundings and facilities for your journey to success?

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The first thing you’ll spot from the outside is a mix of modern and traditional buildings, with a state-of-the-art creation sitting comfortably next to the old fire station frontage. This mix of modern and traditional design extends all the way through your learning journey. By offering you the option to learn time-honoured skills or study up to date techniques and processes, Dudley Evolve definitely has something for everyone!


Open the door to a whole new world of learning. 8 DUDLEY EVOLVE

The exciting thing about Dudley Evolve is that it has been built just for you! We’ve thought about what you need, to get the best from your course and achieve your qualification, and every aspect of the building focuses on: • • • •

The rooms, equipment and support you need to study. Where you like to access online and other resources. The things you like to do when you’re not studying. When you need to pick up a bite to eat or drink.

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Fantastic facilities for all our students to use for their learning and leisure... Evolve Sport – Getting the nation fit is top of everyone’s agenda! With a new sports hall, state-of-the-art equipment and modern, air conditioned gym open to the public and for those studying on sports related courses there’s no excuse not to join.

Evolve Theatre – Now our performing arts students can really put on a show, as they’ll have access to a theatre with all the stage, lighting, sound and performance equipment you’d find in any commercial theatre. Also look out for a series of shows put on by touring productions companies. ...and you won’t miss out if you choose to study any of the following courses: Business and Administration – Business and administration qualifications are an ideal stepping stone if you want to progress to university or enter the world of work. Studying at Dudley Evolve will give you an understanding of the commercial environment and the skills and knowledge you need to enter the service, manufacturing or international industries.

Information Technology – The computing industry is very diverse and this is reflected in the types of courses we offer. If your interests lie in developing web sites, programming or supporting and maintaining hardware, we have a course for you. Public Services – Those with an ambition to join the uniformed services will get a great start to their career at Dudley Evolve, where they will be able to use all the resources to test their fitness, exercise their brains and develop their team skills. Retail – Retail development in the Black Country is expanding with an anticipated growth of 11% in the next two years. Put yourself in the market for a successful career by developing the work related skills that shops and the retail sector are looking for. Travel and Tourism – If you’ve heard that our travel and tourism students get to practice on a real life airplane, you’ve heard correctly. We like our students to get a feel for the industry they will be working in, so there are lots of facilities and resources that the students can access – just the ticket if you want your career to take off.

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Evolve Hair and Beauty – Training to work in the hair and beauty industry opens up lots of opportunities – on land or at sea on a cruise ship. There’s no better way to start your journey than at the new Dudley Evolve purpose built hair salon and beauty therapy suite where the public will be calling in to give you the real life experience that will make you stand out with employers.

Design and Visual Arts – Imagine brand new equipment, a room full of Apple Macs and all the latest software you need to understand the world of design. Or perhaps you’re more inclined to work with paint, glass or other materials to get your creative juices flowing? Our art and design department really does offer top class facilities for our students.


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We look forward to welcoming you in September 2012.

We are looking for the brightest minds that want to achieve.

Inspiring facilities for inspired minds. Love the smell of fresh paint and new carpet? Well you’re in luck because the first intake at Dudley Sixth will get to study in brand new facilities, right in the heart of the Dudley Learning Quarter.

Welcome to your future. Dudley Sixth is a brand new A level centre serving all students in the area. Opening in September 2012 for bright, motivated students, it will offer AS and A-level courses in fabulous new facilities, backed up with excellent support and teaching. Our town centre location makes Dudley Sixth easy to access, attracting many of the brightest students in our region. Dudley Sixth is open to all. However, it is a partnership involving five local schools and Dudley College who will work together to provide a seamless transition for students who go on to study at A level. If you are not from a partner school – don’t worry. Our dedicated and experienced team of teachers will give you all the help and support you need.

Dudley Sixth will have well equipped teaching rooms and laboratories as well computer zones and quiet, study-friendly support areas – there will also be plenty of space for relaxing during breaks. As a Dudley Sixth student you will also be able to take advantage of the other fantastic new facilities in the Learning Quarter including a theatre, sport and fitness centre, hair and beauty salon and coffee shop.


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Have some serious fun during your time at Dudley Sixth. At AS and A-level you may have reduced the number of subjects you’re studying but that’s no reason to narrow your horizons. Dudley Sixth offers a range of mind-expanding extracurricular activities to enhance your time with us. Whether you’re into drama, dance and music, or sport and outdoor adventure, there’s some serious fun to be had out of hours at Dudley Sixth. In addition there will be opportunities to help mentor other students, participate in community projects or be a volunteer helper in a range of organisations. There is a grown-up element to all this, too. As well as helping you to build lasting friendships and reminding you that life isn’t all about exams, our extracurricular activities will look great on your CV, making you stand out to potential employers or university admissions officers. To find out more about what Dudley Sixth can offer you turn to page 23.

We encourage students and parents to ask plenty of questions – and there’s no time like the present to get started.


What you need to know 12 HELP & ADVICE

College & course information

Before you begin the course...

One of the most important decisions to be made is ’What course do I study and where?’ In this course guide we try to provide as much information as possible but we understand that you may still have questions about courses, college facilities or other issues. The college provides a friendly and helpful service offering information and advice.

If you have any concerns regarding the progress of your application or arrangements for your interview, our team is here to help (Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and Friday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm).

Call us on 01384 363 363 (Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and Friday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm) or e-mail: student.services@dudleycol.ac.uk

Open days Saturday 12th November 2011 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Saturday 4th February 2012 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Saturday 16th June 2012 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

How to apply To join a full-time course, you should have completed full-time compulsory education and you must complete a college full-time application form. There is an application form at the back of this course guide or you can get one from Student Services by calling 01384 363 363 or by completing your application online or downloading one from our website: www.dudleycol.ac.uk Your application will be processed and your interview arranged by our admissions team. As part of the application process, you may be asked to complete an initial assessment; this is to ensure that you are placed on the right level of course and have the best possible chance of success.

For full-time & Apprenticeship courses 1. Complete an application form and send it to the admissions team. 2. You will be sent a letter giving you an interview date. If you require any further assistance or information, telephone the admissions team. At your interview you will be able to discuss your options with the tutor. 3. You will be asked to take an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure you are on the right level of course. 4. You will be offered a place which may be subject to your exam results or a CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) check. 5. You return the offer of a place slip to Admissions, which must be signed by your parent or guardian. 6. A letter will be sent to you during August giving you a date to come for enrolment and induction.

Call the admissions team on 01384 363 276 or 363 333 or email: admissions@dudleycol.ac.uk

Costs FULL-TIME TUITION FEES All college courses attract course fees, however full-time courses for 16-18 year olds are FREE as they are fully subsidised by the Young Peoples’ Learning Agency (YPLA). Students aged 19+ are expected to pay tuition fees for these courses plus examination fees. Reduced fees are available for 19+ students on income based benefits and for some programmes that meet Government priorities. Please contact the advice and enrolment team on 01384 363 363 for further information. If you are retaking a subject(s) then you will, if you receive no further tuition, only be asked to pay the examination fees.

APPRENTICESHIP TUITION FEES All training and assessment included in an Apprenticeship framework is FREE to eligible students as the costs are paid for by the Young Peoples’ Learning Agency (YPLA). If you or your employer wish to include an additional course into your Individual Learning Plan (ILP), there will be a charge for this course. For students aged 19+ registration and certification fees will apply, please contact the Apprenticeship team on 01384 363 314 for further details.

Can’t see the course you want? If you can’t see the course that you want to study, please let us know. We are constantly improving our range of courses and it may be that a particular course or programme has been developed since printing this guide. For the most up-to-date course list, please check our website: www.dudleycol.ac.uk

No Smoking Dudley College supports the legislation which bans smoking in public places. It is an offence to smoke on any college premises or grounds other than in designated smoking areas. Dudley College supports a completely smoke-free and healthy environment.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Students’ Union The Students’ Union is an organisation which represents the interests of all students at Dudley College. It campaigns for students’ rights, speaks on your behalf and promotes social activities. Our Values:

The Students’ Union believes that an outstanding college offers its learners a broader learning experience which includes opportunities to travel, volunteer and have fun. Past activities and trips include Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Disneyland Paris, paintballing, charity events, parties and balls. The Students’ Union also promotes and encourages the establishment of student led clubs and societies. Currently the Students’ Union supports a number of clubs and societies – you can see these by visiting our website. Dudley College promotes a ’class rep’ system whereby you can either stand yourself or elect one of your peers to represent you on a college-wide basis. ’Class reps’ are given full support by the Students’ Union.You can also stand for election as a member of the Students’ Union executive team. This is a team of students who have more involvement in the day to day running of the Students’ Union. Positions include vice-president of each campus, finance officer, mature students officer and marketing officer – for more information on available posts and elections please contact the Union. Membership to the Students’ Union is free and NUS cards are available from www.nus.org.uk (there is a £11 charge). You can contact the Students’ Union by emailing them at studentunion@dudleycol.ac.uk or call on 01384 363 412. Alternatively drop into the office at The Broadway (B4 – next to the HUB), or visit www.dudleysu.org

Get Involved!

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• To enrich the lives of our members. • To be accountable and transparent to our members. • To create a vibrant Union which reflects the diversity of our members. • To ensure that the voice of our members is heard. • To promote democracy and equality amongst our members.


Sport for the Next Generation 14 STUDENT LIFE

At Dudley College we are extremely proud of our sports development programme, which gives you the chance to study and pursue your sporting interests at the same time. Team Dudley Sport has been developed to demonstrate our commitment to sport and add value to your experience as a student. We want you to have the opportunity to excel in your chosen sport, be it competing, volunteering, coaching or just keeping fit and active whilst completing your academic studies. The commitment to supporting our students has led to some great success stories. In 2009/10 Chris Knight represented the Under 19 England Colleges Football team. One of our current A level students Chad Rhodes, is throwing the hammer for Great Britain and aiming for London 2012! Through Team Dudley Sport, you can: • Receive specialised coaching and training for six hours per week. • Represent the college regionally and nationally in British Colleges Sports tournaments. • Attend trials for regional and national squads. • Get involved in volunteering in the local area. • Undertake coaching and leadership qualifications. Our football development programme has recently been recognised for its outstanding quality and the FA and British Colleges Sport (BCS) have awarded us Focus College status. This means that the college will be involved in helping to deliver the FA’s National Game strategy.

Team Dudley If you compete for the college you will become a member of Team Dudley. The college runs a number of successful sports teams that play within British Colleges Sport (BCS) regional and national competitions. All sports represented by the college have the opportunity to progress to a regional final held at Lilleshall Sports Centre in Shropshire and, if successful, through to the National finals at Loughborough University. BCS also runs regional and national representative squads in many sports at the elite end of competition. The college has experienced success at this level through its football programme. Sports that the college is currently represented in are: • • • • • • • • • •

Football Netball Basketball Rugby Union Cross Country Table Tennis Volleyball Trampoline Golf Badminton.

All of the sports are played on a Wednesday afternoon and include travel to other colleges in the West Midlands and around the rest of the country.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Dudley College Enrichment Programme Dudley College provides a fantastic range of enrichment activities on Wednesday afternoons. The Xtras programme has been designed to supplement your main programme by offering you the chance to take part in activities which: Teach you new skills. Raise your levels of fitness. Increase your self-confidence. Extend your friendship groups. Build your sense of team spirit.

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

Creative Arts Music Dance Sport Languages Look after yourself Clubs and societies Current affairs IT Trade Qualifications Awards.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH Bronze & Silver Awards These exciting and prestigious awards give you the opportunity to take part in a range of challenging activities. You will learn map reading and survival skills, take part in expeditions and volunteering projects.You will make new friends and enjoy a spirit of adventure.

NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE Open Access Programme We are delighted to offer this fantastic opportunity for a group of young people to take part in master classes run by the National Youth Theatre. You will learn a wide range of performance skills as you explore different theatrical genres.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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The enrichment programme is based around the following themes:


Financial Help Examples of Financial Support: 16

FREE BUS PASS

HELP & SUPPORT

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16 – 181 year olds on full time programmes, based on individual circumstances2. To qualify for a free bus pass3, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying, and not already be in receipt of other financial support such as Care to Learn funding. 1

Under 19 as at 31 August 2012. Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team. 3 Evidence of family income will need to be provided. 2

BURSARY FUND (16-19) Students aged 16-19 attending a full-time further education course can apply for help with college related costs to the 16-19 Bursary Fund. More information about the 16-19 Bursary can be found at the website: www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/index.htm or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Disability Statement We have an open and welcoming policy towards all applicants and students who may have a physical disability, learning difficulty or developmental disability. We recognise the rights of all students to have equal access to facilities and services, as well as to be treated fairly regardless of disability or learning difficulty. We seek to encourage, support and enhance the experience of students with disabilities. We are committed to continuous quality improvement and have an on-going programme of works in order to further improve access for people with disabilities. The college continuously reviews its provision for students with disability or learning difficulties through its Single Equality Scheme. For details of our Single Equality Scheme please visit www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact our Standards and Performance Office on 01384 363 558.

LEARNER SUPPORT FUND (19+) The Learner Support Fund (19+) provides means-tested grants to help students aged 19+ with additional costs as a result of attending a further education course, e.g. travel, books, equipment, stationery, residential fees etc. Help to meet the costs of child care may also be possible from the Learner Support Fund if you are aged 20+. Call 01384 363 555 for more details. If you have costs other than those mentioned here which make it difficult for you to start or complete a course you should still apply for help. For more details or advice on how financial support relates to you, please contact one of our specialist team at The Broadway who will be pleased to help you. Financial support information: 01384 363 555 or email: studentfinanceteam@dudleycol.ac.uk

Childcare Students with childcare needs can get information on childcare providers from the Childrens’ Information Service on 01384 814 398. Students above the age of 20 can apply for help with childcare costs through the college 19+ Learner Support Fund. Please contact 01384 363 377 for more details.

CARE TO LEARN Students aged under 20 needing help with childcare may be eligible for help with costs – more information is available from www.dfes.gov.uk/caretolearn or call 0845 600 2809.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Support for Learning

Experienced staff are available to help you with your studies. We can help you with: • • • • • • •

Study skills Revision techniques Exam strategies Language, literacy or numeracy skills Dyslexia Course work Assignments.

We will help you to develop the skills and strategies to enable you to become a more effective, independent student. The sessions we offer:

Functional skills are the skills we use in all aspects of our studies, work and everyday life.

THERE ARE THREE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS: 1. English 2. Maths 3. Information and Communication Technology. Your course tutor will discuss with you which functional skill(s) you should take as part of your course.

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Counselling Services & Welfare For most students, studying at college is a happy and fulfilling time but occasionally you may experience personal or welfare issues. Whilst your course or programme tutor is usually the first point of contact for information and advice on many issues, you can also get help from any of the student support teams. We have a team of qualified counsellors, welfare officers and mentors who can offer confidential support on personal or other issues that may be preventing you from concentrating fully on your studies. Dudley College actively promotes equality of opportunity and celebrates diversity. For more information contact: Counselling Manager on 01384 363 293 Finance/Welfare Advisor on 01384 363 319 Student Mentors on 01384 363 929

• Can be in small groups or on a 1:1 basis. • Will be timetabled just like your other lessons. • Will provide resources based on the needs of your course. You will work towards targets that you have negotiated and agreed with your support tutor.Your progress towards your target will be reviewed regularly. Support will last for as long as you need it. Statistics show that students who attend support for their learning are more likely to stay on their chosen course and therefore are more likely to succeed. For more information on support for your learning call 01384 363 279.

Dudley Buddies WHAT IS A BUDDY? A buddy is a person who has already completed their first year at college. Buddies are prepared to share their experiences of college life to help you to settle in and complete your course. There are three types of buddy: STUDY BUDDY – To support you by offering help with study techniques and studying together. BUDDY – To support you by listening to your concerns and helping you to work out positive solutions. CYBER BUDDY – To support you with problems related to social networking and cyber bullying. To find out more about ‘Dudley Buddies’ please call 01384 363 929.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

HELP & SUPPORT

Our learning centres have been designed to provide you with a quiet, friendly atmosphere in which you can work, supported with up-to-date modern resources.

Functional Skills


Individual Learning Plan and Tutorials

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As a full-time student of Dudley College you will develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with your tutor, which will be monitored regularly to make sure you are progressing and achieving.You will have regular tutorials where your ILP will be discussed and you can talk to your tutor on a one-to-one basis.

HELP & SUPPORT

Additional support We have a wide range of support services and facilities including: • • • • • • • •

Dedicated disabled parking facilities. Dedicated disabled toilet facilities accessed via RADAR keys. Health and welfare support. Advice, guidance and counselling. Special dietary provision. Care assistance. Dyslexia support. Loop systems and deaf alerters for hearing impaired students. • Specialist software and materials in alternative formats such as Braille, large text or audio for visually impaired students. • Special arrangements for assistance during exams.

Employment Hub Located on the ground floor of H Block at The Broadway is a new facility which aims to help anyone looking for employment. In the Employment Hub, you can get help with writing your CV, interview techniques, letter writing or brushing up your job search skills. You can also find out about current job vacancies and/or Apprenticeship opportunities. To find out more, you can just drop into the Employment Hub or call 01384 363 274.

Not sure what you want to learn? Why not come and talk to one of our qualified Guidance Officers? We offer free guidance interviews to anyone wanting help with progression into education and training. You can book an interview directly by contacting our Student Services team on 01384 363 319 during office hours.

For further details contact the specialist admissions tutor on 01384 363 180.

Are you aged 14-19 and considering your future options?

Information, Advice & Guidance

Search online from the range of courses on offer at schools, colleges and training providers across Dudley Borough and beyond. A range of tools and links are also available to help you plan your future.

Our guidance services staff can provide individual support to you with career planning and progressing to higher level courses including help with applying to university. A comprehensive careers library is available on a ‘drop-in’ basis providing a wide range of course guides, HE prospectuses and careers information. A host of computer-aided programmes ensure you have the latest technology and information at your fingertips.

www.fourteen2nineteen.com can help you reach a decision.

When you are coming to the end of your studies, we offer support in finding suitable employment opportunities and advice on the completion of application forms, letter writing and compiling your CV. Information about holiday and gap year work can be found in our careers library and local employment vacancies are posted on the student web.

Dudley Connexions has launched a new website www.connexionsdudley.org to help young people get free practical advice on a whole range of topics.

Working & job vacancies The college recognises that some students will need to take on part-time paid jobs but also advises you (full-time students particularly) to make sure that your employment does not have a negative effect on your college work. There are a range of job vacancies on display in Student Services at The Broadway and there is also a “Job Vacancies” section on the student web. If you are having financial problems though, please ask for help and advice on possible sources of financial support (see section ’Financial Help’ on page 16).

New Dudley Connexions website launched

Connexions is a support service for young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 years old for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities). The service is designed to meet the needs of individual young people, helping them to reach their full potential and make a successful transition into adult life. Through Personal Advisers and the interactive website, Connexions offers free information, advice and guidance and practical help on a range of issues including education, employment, training, housing, health, transport and money matters. Personal Advisers support targeted young people and the interactive website supports the universal element of the service. Visit: www.connexionsdudley.org Email: connexions@dudley.gov.uk Tel: 01384 811 400

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Facilities & Services e-Learning

The Libraries hold a combined total of 55,000 volumes to support you in your studies. Friendly staff are always on hand to assist and guide you with finding the resources that you require.

The college has three online systems to support you with your learning. These systems are supported by our e-Learning team who can answer any questions you may have about them. The systems are:

All the library items are listed in the online catalogue which is accessible both in college and via the internet from home. As a student, you are able to borrow up to eight books and two DVDs or CDs with access to many journals, newspapers and reference items which can be used within the libraries.

Blackboard – The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard allows you to access many college and online learning tools which can be viewed from anywhere with an internet connection. When you enrol at the college, you will find many general resources in the “Virtual Library” and specific materials for your studies in your course area. These may include PowerPoint presentations, class notes, tests, videos, discussion boards and much more. Speak to your tutor to find out what is available for your course.

Computers are available for you to use for research and completing assignments. For further information, please see the Resource Based Learning Section below. We have a wide range of electronic resources available through the Athens online portal such as: • • • • •

British Standards Wide selection of E-books Encyclopaedia Britannica New Scientist Film and Sound online.

Just ask a member of staff who will guide you to the resources you need or give us a call on 01384 363 353.

Resource Based Learning Centre With over 190 computers, the RBL Centres are ideally positioned to cater for all your IT needs. You can use the centres on a drop-in basis and gain FREE access to the internet, online resources, scanners and printers to support your work at the college. Staff are always on hand to offer any support or guidance that may be needed, as well as offering other services such as: • • • • • •

Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi) Wireless printing Support with Blackboard and User Areas SMART Board training Equipment loan Help with finding resources for your course.

For further information about the RBL Centres or the services that we offer please pop in or call us on 01384 363 374.

Food All sites have vending machines and The Coffee Shop and Refectory on The Broadway will provide a wide range of food and drinks on a daily basis.

ProPortal – Electronic Individual Learning Plan (e-ILP) All students have an e-ILP which tracks your progress through your course. The system at the college is called ProPortal which you can access anywhere with an internet connection. It allows you to see, contribute and work towards targets and reviews within your e-ILP. This includes sections about your studies, targets set by your tutors, assessment grades and details of meetings you have had around the college. Live@EDU – Email, 25GB of online storage and Microsoft Web Apps With the Live@EDU service, students have access to: • A Dudley College email account with 10GB of email storage • 25GB of online document storage, perfect for your college work • Microsoft Web Apps (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Never be without the tools you need to complete your work!

Cycle Facilities Leave your bike safe and dry! The college has a number of high quality cycle lockers available at The Broadway. To find out how to access your own cycle locker please contact reception at your campus.

Hair & Beauty The hair and beauty salon is available for treatments at Dudley Evolve. Hair treatments include: restyles, cut and blow dry, shampoo, colours and perms. Beauty treatments include: body massage, facials, eye treatments, electrolysis, manicures and pedicures. Junior and improving stylists will pamper you during your appointment at a competitive rate. To book an appointment please call 01384 363 217.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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Libraries


Parents’ Frequently Asked Questions 20 PARENTS’ FAQS

Q: What qualifications does my daughter need to apply?

Q: Who will ‘look out’ for my son/daughter while they are at college?

A: Entry requirements are stated within each course description. However it is important to note the entry requirements are intended to act as a guide only. If she isn’t sure what grades she’ll get, it is always worth talking to our staff about the options available. Every application is treated individually with other factors such as coursework references and experience being taken into consideration.

A: All staff at the college undertake safeguarding training and are aware of their obligations in law.

If your daughter doesn’t meet the entry requirements for her chosen course, it is possible to enter at a lower level and progress this way. The college also provides Education Support Assistants for those learners who require additional help during their course.

Q: My son has decided which course he wants to apply for. What happens next? A: Applying for a place couldn’t be easier. Once he has decided what course he wishes to apply for, he will need to complete a full-time application form (this can be found in this course guide). Use the course titles in the guide to complete the course/programme section. You should then return the application form to the Admissions Team who will process the application and arrange an interview for your son with a course tutor.

The college has comprehensive procedures related to the protection of vulnerable adults and children who are under 18 years of age. We work closely with the police, Local Authorities and other agencies as appropriate. We have a Safeguarding Officer in college who is responsible for supporting students at college and can be contacted on 01384 363 507. If you would like to find out more about protection issues or would like an informal chat about any concerns that you might have then you can also contact the College Counsellor on 01384 363 293.

Q: How many hours a week will my daughter have to attend college? A: A typical full-time student will study approximately sixteen hours per week plus homework. If your daughter is on an Apprenticeship she will be expected to work approximately 37 hours, including time at college.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Q: What facilities are available to help with studying?

Q: My son isn’t sure what he wants to do when he leaves school. What can I do to help him?

A: Dudley College aims to ensure that all students’ time with us is both healthy and safe. We take such responsibilities seriously and look forward to your co-operation in helping us fulfil our obligations to you and your child(ren). For more information contact our Health & Safety Officer on 01384 363 164.

A: Don’t worry. Throughout years 10 and 11 there will be plenty of opportunities for you to visit the college and explore the options available to your son. We have open days throughout the year or you can book an appointment to have a look around the college and its campuses. Alternatively our Student Services department is available to all prospective students and their parents. They offer support with career planning and choosing the appropriate courses.

Q: How will my son be supported during his time at Dudley College?

In conjunction with schools we also offer activity days for students to have a taste of college life and to try different courses out before making a decision about which course to apply for.

Further additional support can be provided if needed to ensure your son’s success.

Q: Will I have to contribute towards tuition fees?

A: At Dudley College we place great emphasis on the tutorial support we believe will help your son to achieve his full potential. During regular tutorials, staff will review his performance and ensure that he does not fall behind with his studies.You will be issued with reports and we also hold annual parents evenings.

Dudley College also runs a mentoring service so students can meet with a mentor or buddy up with a fellow student in the student buddying scheme, to help them stay motivated on their course and support them with any issues that may arise whilst they are at college.

A: No. There are no tuition fees for full-time students aged 16-18, as they are subsidised by the YPLA. Students may be expected to pay for their own equipment, uniforms, travel costs to work placements and residential trips/visits where necessary, however there are various sources of financial support available to assist with these extra costs. Please refer to page 16 in this guide for further details.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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A: We have excellent libraries, computer centres and study support centres which can be used by all students.

Q: Will my daughter be kept safe?


Progression Routes Links with universities

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From personal advice sessions to attendance at university open days and higher education fairs, our college experts can guide you through the whole university admissions process.

PROGRESSION ROUTES

We also work with many universities including Wolverhampton, Birmingham City, Birmingham, Keele, Derby, Stafford, Coventry and Aberystwyth to extend the range of options available to our students. For more information contact our Higher Education Co-ordinator on 01384 363 491.

Studying a vocational course and want to progress to university? Dudley College has links with many universities through Progression Agreements. These agreements are in place to help vocational learners e.g. NVQ, Access, BTEC and Apprentices move on to Higher Education. For more information please contact Student Services on 01384 363 363 or visit www.herouteplanner.co.uk Look out for courses that display this symbol to see where progression courses are in place.

The Qualification Route Planner LEVEL 6+: • University and professional institutes that offer Degrees • Master Degrees • Doctorate Degrees • Post Graduate qualifications. LEVEL 4/5: • • • • •

QCF Level 4 or 5 Award/Certificate/Diploma BTEC HNC/D Foundation Degrees Professional Awards/Certificates/Diplomas Diplomas in Higher Education.

LEVEL 3: • • • • •

QCF Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma GCE AS/A Levels BTEC National Award/Certificate/Diploma Access to Higher Education/Diploma Advanced Apprenticeship.

LEVEL 2:

Qualification Route Planner Our qualification route planner shows how the qualifications available to you relate to GCSEs taken at school, and how you can plan your own path to gain further qualifications and enter the world of work or higher education. Our range of programmes means that there are courses available to you, whatever grades you achieve at school. For example, if you leave school with GCSE grades E – G you would usually start with us on a Level 1 course and progress from there. Alternatively, if you achieve GCSE grades A* – D you would usually start with us on a Level 2 or 3 course, depending on the number of GCSEs at these grades and the subject areas. Whatever level you start at with Dudley College you can normally progress with us to a higher level; in fact many of our subject areas have arrangements that will allow you to progress to Level 4 or higher (higher education level).

• • • • • •

QCF Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma BTEC First Certificate/Diploma GCSE grades A* – D Apprenticeship Functional Skills Level 2 Access progression.

LEVEL 1: • • • •

Foundation Learning Tier BTEC Introductory Certificate/Diploma GCSE Grades E – G Functional Skills Level 1.

ENTRY LEVEL: • Foundation Learning Tier • Functional Skills Entry Level.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Ralph Gerard 1900-1974

Provoking Thought

See why learning is about more than exams and textbooks. Dudley Sixth doesn’t believe in spoon feeding students with information or teaching them merely to pass examinations. Of course exam success is vital to your onward career at university or work, but so is the ability to think for yourself, to question norms and to explore the ideas that grab your interest. Thought-provoking discussions – rather than textbooks and lectures – can help to inspire a lifelong love of learning in us all.

At Dudley Sixth, alongside excellent teaching from hand-picked experienced staff, we aim to nurture generations of inquiring minds.

A LEVELS – DUDLEY SIXTH

Reason can answer questions but imagination has to ask them.


Arm yourself with the skills you need in the future.

Did you know icebergs feed the fish?

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Seize your chance to grow, as well as learn. To help you thrive in your studies, we are creating an environment that is happy, warm and supportive. We will celebrate your successes and encourage you to be the best you can possibly be.

Dudley Sixth provides an important springboard between school and higher education or the world of work, so we always have our eyes on your future. However, the choices that lay before you can be complex and confusing – that’s where we come in. From personal advice sessions to attendance at university open days and higher education fairs, we have the expertise to guide you through the whole university admissions process. We aim to make sure your next step is the right one for you.

Maths (Pure & Mechanics or Pure & Statistics)

Dudley Sixth can further your career plans with the following range of AS and A-level courses: Accounting Biology Business Chemistry Citizenship Communication & Culture Drama & Theatre Studies Economics English Language English Literature Environmental Studies Film Studies

Fine Art French Geography Geology German Graphic Design History ICT (Information and Communication Technology)

Law

Music Photography Physics Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Sport & Physical Education Textiles

As icebergs melt, they leak nutrients into the ocean around them. Recent studies have shown that the water surrounding icebergs teems with plankton, fish and other sea life.


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Sign up soon: September 2012 will be here before you know it… If you are interested in studying at Dudley Sixth in September, we urge you to register your interest immediately. Find out more at www.dudleysixth.co.uk or phone our enquiries team on 0800 783 6095.

To find out more about what Dudley Sixth can offer you turn to page 10.


Administration Every organisation, large or small, needs effective administration. 26 BUSINESS STUDIES ADMINISTRATION

Roles in this sector range from managers, who devise policies and make decisions, to clerical workers, who collect, store, interpret and distribute information. Jobs may involve supervising colleagues or dealing with clients, members of the public and representatives of other organisations, either face-to-face or on the telephone. Most employees in this sector are based in offices. Workers may spend all or part of their time sitting at a desk using a computer and a telephone. Many jobs involve travel to other premises for site visits, meetings and conferences.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

16

100%

n/a

Level 2

20

76%

n/a

Total

36

88%

n/a

Where our students go* 65% Education & Training 15% Employment 3% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

Work environments vary from modern purpose-built open-plan offices to small rooms attached to busy factories and transport depots, and from high-rise city-centre office blocks to isolated farms in rural areas. Full-time workers usually work 37 hours a week Monday to Friday, although an increasing number of employers operate outside these hours. Part-time work and job share are available in many roles. Our administration suite houses the range of current office equipment used in the sector today, including the latest digital audio equipment.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Administration

Administration

OCR CERTIFICATE – LEVEL 1

OCR CERTIFICATE – LEVEL 2

REF: 1774

REF: 2295

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

You will learn how to make and receive telephone calls, how to welcome visitors, handle mail (incoming and outgoing), handle diary systems (paper based and computerised) and create business documents. You will also study the business and administration working environment and a broad range of IT skills.

This course will teach you the skills and knowledge you will need to find employment in an office environment or progress to another qualification. On the course you will learn about:

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COURSE ASSESSMENT All units are portfolio-based. The IT units are tested under exam conditions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must attend an interview and hold 4 GCSEs grades E – G including English or Entry Level 3 communication skills. If you have practical work experience but no formal qualifications you will be considered following an interview with the course tutor and initial assessment.

MATERIALS You will need stationery such as folders, paper, pens and pencils, plus a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION At the end of this course, you could progress to administration Level 2, an Apprenticeship in administration or another course at Level 2 (e.g. business, IT).

• • • •

Working in an administration environment and team work Writing business documents Organising business travel and accommodation Organising meetings and handling diary systems.

You will also take additional qualifications in word processing and business presentations.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a mix of internal assessments and external examinations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must attend an interview with the course tutor and hold one of the following: 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English OR OCR Certificate in Administration Level 1 and Key Skill Communication Level 1 OR BTEC Introductory Diploma in Business, Retail and Administration Level 1 (merit or distinction) and Key Skill Communication Level 1. You must also achieve Level 1 or above during literacy initial assessment. If you have practical work experience but no formal qualifications you will be considered following an interview with the course tutor.

MATERIALS You will need stationery such as folders, paper, pens and pencils, plus a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION OCR Diploma in Administration Level 3 OR Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship in Administration or Customer Service; Text and Word Processing Level 3 (part-time); EDI Certificate in Administration Level 3 (part-time).

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Administration

Administration

OCR DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 3192

REF: 634

CAMPUS The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

CAMPUS

The course will cover the following topics: understanding roles in organisations, producing complex business documents, supporting business meetings, understanding laws that affect businesses, working as part of a team, verbal communication and a range of IT skills.

COURSE CONTENT

The modules will be assessed via portfolios of students’ work. The IT modules are tested by timed examinations at the end of the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS One of the following:

The Broadway

You will receive a wide range of work based learning including: Office systems and procedures, communication systems and procedures, health and safety at work, laws affecting administration roles, receiving visitors, booking travel and accommodation; working as part of a team and personal and professional development. You will also do Key Skills – Application of Number and Communication.

4 GCSEs grades A* – C, including English or OCR Certificate/Diploma in Administration Level 2 and communication skills Level 2.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

You must be able to demonstrate a suitable level of IT skills either by a qualification or by practical demonstration.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must attend a successful interview.

MATERIALS You will need basic stationery items, such as folders, dividers, pens, paper etc, and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

Continual assessment and/or examinations depending on the course of study.

You must be in employment or have secured or be looking for your own work placement before you can start this course. Apprenticeship Level 2: GCSE English at grade C or above and Maths at grade D or above, a successful interview and an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy. Also basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and good keyboard skills.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION You could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or another Level 3 course (business or IT). You could also go direct into full-time or part-time employment.

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A to C including English and maths, NVQ Level 2 or at least one year’s experience working in an office environment with knowledge of office procedures. You will also be given help to secure a work placement to join the programme.

MATERIALS You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 1 year (each level).

PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualifications or seek promotion opportunities.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

ADMINISTRATION

COURSE ASSESSMENT

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Customer Service APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 1834

30 ADMINISTRATION

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

The Broadway

You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

COURSE CONTENT On the Apprenticeship Level 2, the topics covered will include: giving customers a positive impression, delivering reliable customer service, developing customer relationships, resolving customer service problems and laws relating to customers. On the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3, you will learn about the organisation, delivery and maintenance of reliable customer service, improving the customer relationship, working with others to improve customer service, monitoring and solving customer problems, and promoting continuous improvement.

DURATION 1 year (each level).

PROGRESSION From Level 2 you can progress to Level 3, providing your work placement will give you the evidence required for a Level 3 NVQ. From Level 3 you can progress to advance part-time courses in business studies or administration. Your qualifications should give you access to higher level jobs and pay.

You will also study for a technical certificate that will give you the knowledge you need to do your job and work on your communication and number skills (key skills required by employers).

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed in the workplace for your competence in providing customer service. You will have to take timed exams for the technical certificate (multiple choice exam) and you may have to produce a portfolio and take a test in communication and/or number skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement. To start the Apprenticeship Level 2: You must have a minimum of GCSE maths at grade A* – D and English at grades A* – C, complete a successful interview and complete an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy. You will need to be able to show that you have basic IT skills. To start the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A* – C including English and Maths, NVQ Level 2 and at least one year’s experience in a customer service environment. You will also need to attend an interview and achieve suitable results on your initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy. You will also need a work placement that allows you to collect the evidence for a Level 3 NVQ. You will be given help to secure a work placement if you are unable to find your own.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Name: Dean Hinchcliffe Administration Apprenticeship Dean started his Administration Apprenticeship after deciding that 6th form wasn’t for him. Dean needed to feel like he had progressed on from school and wanted a mixture of hands on practical learning as well as theoretical knowledge. “I absolutely love my Apprenticeship it has given me the chance to have some responsibility right from the start, which has given me so much confidence to succeed in my job. The fact that I can learn on the job, at college and earn at the same time is fantastic. I would recommend an Apprenticeship to anyone!” said Dean.

Dudley College Success Stories For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Animal Care 32 ANIMAL CARE

Dudley College is absolutely delighted to announce that it is working in partnership with Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, Sedgley, to deliver animal care training to school leavers.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 3

9

100%

n/a

Total

9

100%

n/a

Where our students go*

This exciting partnership brings together the expertise of staff at both Brockswood Sanctuary and Dudley College to ensure students have a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in handling and caring for a wide range of domestic, farm and exotic animals on a regular basis.

90% Education & Training *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

Brockswood Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to giving homes to all kinds of wonderful creatures, whether they are cute and cuddly or creepy and crawly, Brockswood Animal Sanctuary offer them a home. Animals come to the sanctuary from all over the UK and can be sick injured or abandoned. As a student on an animal care course you will help them in any way to recover and keep them in a clean and friendly environment to live in. Animal Care students also have the opportunity to undertake work experience at Dudley Zoo as part of the course.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Animal Care BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 3452

Animal Management EDEXCEL – LEVEL 3 REF: 3491

CAMPUS Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, The Broadway & Dudley Zoo

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COURSE CONTENT ANIMAL CARE

Topics to be covered will include: • • • • • •

Animal health and welfare Animal feeding Animal accommodation Principles of animal biology Caring for exotic animals Caring for zoo animals.

The course will run over four days and you will be based part of the time at The Broadway site for tuition and tutorial but also at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary for tuition and practical activities and Dudley Zoo for practical activities.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment is through assignments set during the year. These assignments can involve the demonstration of knowledge and practical skills. Part of the course will involve a placement at a work-based site that deals with animals.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have a minimum of D grade at GCSE (or equivalent) in 4 subjects including English Language and Science.

CAMPUS Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, The Broadway & Dudley Zoo

COURSE CONTENT There are 5 compulsory units including: • Animal health (understanding common disorders, their treatment and prevention) • Animal handling (how to handle, move, restrain and groom animals) • Animal feeding (nutrition and animal welfare) • Animal accommodation (the planning and selecting of suitable accommodation) • Animal biology (the structure and function of an animal body). Examples of optional units and these include: • The principles and practice of exotic animal health and husbandry (care and handling of exotic animals) • Principles of wildlife ecology and conservation (ecosystems, wildlife habitats and conservation strategies) • Wildlife management and rehabilitation (releasing of wild animals back into the wild after care) • Principles of aquatics husbandry and management (fish health and welfare) • Animal welfare and breed development (the domestication and use of animals in human society).

MATERIALS Text books will be provided. You will be required to provide writing materials and paper.You will need to have sturdy, waterproof footwear such as boots and warm clothing when spending time at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary and Dudley Zoo.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Successful completion of this course will allow entry on to a Level 3 course in animal care.

COURSE ASSESSMENT There is an assignment for each unit.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above including English Language and a grade D in Science.

MATERIALS Text books will be provided. You will be required to provide writing materials and paper. You will need to have sturdy, waterproof footwear such as boots and warm clothing when spending time at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary and Dudley Zoo.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION This qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels and is suitable for those wishing to enter a specialist area of work in animal care and management or to progress to Higher Education on a degree or HND course.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Dudley College students getting to know the animals at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

ANIMAL CARE

Hands on learning.


Apprenticeships 36 APPRENTICESHIPS

At Dudley College we offer a wide choice of Apprenticeships providing a friendly, personal service to help you start or continue your career and build your qualifications. Apprenticeships are an excellent choice if you know what sort of career path you want to follow, don’t want to study in full-time education and would rather earn a salary whilst learning. Ideally, you will already be employed or have secured a work placement, but we may be able to help with this if you are having difficulty. During your Apprenticeship, you will usually attend work four days a week and college for one day a week.You will develop skills and knowledge whilst in the work place and study for qualifications at the same time.

Employment Hub Located on the ground floor of H Block at The Broadway is a new facility which aims to help anyone looking for employment. In the Employment Hub, you can get help with writing your CV, interview techniques, letter writing, or brushing up your job search skills. You can also find out about current job vacancies and/or Apprenticeship opportunities. To find out more, you can just drop into the Employment Hub or call 01384 363 274. Achievement Rate* Level

Leavers Success Rate National Benchmark

Intermediate 203

69%

73%

Advanced

131

76%

75%

Total

334

72%

74%

*Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

Higher Level Apprenticeships are also offered, giving you the opportunity to take your skills and knowledge to a university level and increase your earning potential. You will be supported throughout the programme and you will be paid by your employer. If you have your work placement already but are struggling to meet GCSE entry requirements, please call 01384 363 813 to discuss your options. Our pre-apprenticeship is designed to help you gain the underpinning knowledge needed for employment, without having to be employed or have a work placement. On the course you will discover the skills you have to offer an employer and develop further skills to allow you to become an apprentice. Whilst on programme our recruitment team will support you in looking for employment opportunities.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Pre-Apprenticeship Programme REF:TBC

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CAMPUS The Broadway

APPRENTICESHIPS

COURSE CONTENT If you’re interested in becoming an apprentice, but you’re not currently employed, or if you would like to kick start a career with gaining the underpinning knowledge for employment, then a pre-apprenticeship course could be the ideal route for you. Our pre-apprenticeship programme has been designed to understand your skills you have to offer an employer and develop further skills to allow you to become an apprentice. While on programme our recruitment team will support you while looking for employment opportunities. This course is ideal if you have recently left school and/or looking for a new career as an apprentice. You will study: • Employability skills • Interview skills • Application and CV writing • Working with others • Team building • Meeting employers expectations • Presentation skills • Community project • Career information and advice • Literacy and numeracy development • ICT Skill development • Personal social development.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as computer based examinations, portfolio work, assignments and observations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be 16+ years of age and be currently unemployed and looking for an Apprenticeship.

MATERIALS You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 22 weeks.

PROGRESSION Any Level 2 Apprenticeship.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Accounting APPRENTICESHIP, ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP & HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2, 3 & 4 REF: 1577

MATERIALS

The Broadway

You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education, have a good idea of what you want to do and want to gain an accounting qualification. The subjects you will study include: At Level 2: • Recording income and receipts • Making and recording payments • Preparing ledger balances and an initial trial balance • Supplying information for management control • Working with information technology • Achieving personal effectiveness • Functional skills.

DURATION 1 year (each level).

PROGRESSION Completion of Level 2 leads to the Level 3 qualification. Successful completion of the Level 3, leads to appropriate management programmes and Level 4 accounts.

At Level 3: • Maintaining financial records and preparing accounts • Recording and evaluating costs and revenues • Preparing reports and returns • Working with computers • Maintaining a healthy, safe and productive working environment • Functional skills. At Level 4: To be confirmed with your tutor.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed mainly by computer based examinations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. Level 2: You will need 5 GCSEs grades A to C including English and Maths, a successful interview and an initial assessment. Level 3: You will need to have completed Apprenticeship Level 2. An interview and an initial assessment will be needed. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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CAMPUS


Administration

Beauty

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 REF: 3664

REF: 634

CAMPUS CAMPUS 40

The Broadway

APPRENTICESHIPS

COURSE CONTENT You will receive a wide range of work based learning including: Office systems and procedures, communication systems and procedures, health and safety at work, laws affecting administration roles, receiving visitors, booking travel and accommodation; working as part of a team and personal and professional development.

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT The course consists of mandatory, optional and additional modules. • • • • •

Anatomy and physiology Body massage Electrical face and body treatments Epilation Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities Provide stone therapy treatments Monitor procedures to safely control operations Work experience Key skills in Maths and English Employers rights and responsibilities.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

• • • • •

Continual assessment and/or examinations depending on the course of study.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

You will also do Key Skills – Application of Number and Communication.

Assessment takes place within college and in the work placement.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment or have secured or be looking for your own work placement before you can start this course. Apprenticeship Level 2: GCSE English at grade C or above and Maths at grade D or above, a successful interview and an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy. Also basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and good keyboard skills. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A to C including English and maths, NVQ Level 2 or at least one year’s experience working in an office environment with knowledge of office procedures. You will also be given help to secure a work placement to join the programme.

MATERIALS You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 1 year (each level).

PROGRESSION

Continuous on course assessment involving: • Practical observations • Externally set written/online modular tests • Oral questioning.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Grade C for Maths and English or functional/key skills Level 1 in English and Maths.

MATERIALS Uniform – £55 Kit – £138

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION The student can progress on to higher education on completion of their Level 3 qualification. VTCT Level 4 Business Management. Career options: Beauty Therapy, International work and management in salons, spa, clinics, hotels, fitness centres or freelance.

From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualifications or seek promotion opportunities.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Butchery & Retail Skills APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 3494

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MATERIALS

TBC

You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

COURSE CONTENT This programme aims to equip you with the necessary skills to work in the meat and poultry processing industry. It is a practical hands on course if you are new to the industry or more experienced and do not have formal qualifications. On this course you will study (depending on chosen route): • Food Manufacture (Retail and Service Support Skills) at NVQ Level 2 OR • Food Manufacture (Butchery Retail Skills) at NVQ Level 2.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Completion of Level 2 leads to the Level 3 qualification. Successful completion of the Level 3, leads to appropriate management programmes.

A technical certificate: • Level 2 Award in Principles of Working in Food Manufacture. Plus 2 Functional Skills: • Application of Number – Level 1 • Communications – Level 1.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment is carried out on a continuous basis involving practical observations in the work place, related knowledge tests and the collection of evidence which is incorporated into a portfolio. Your assessor will visit you regularly to assess your practical skills, review your progress and set objectives with you and your employer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in paid employment within the butchery industry, enabling you to further develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of your trade. A nationally recognised qualification (NVQ) at Level 2 or 3 will be awarded upon the successful completion of the programme, to formally demonstrate achievement. Although no specific qualifications are required, you must be in paid employment and hold a genuine interest of the industry. You should also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and a strong determination to succeed in your chosen career.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

CAMPUS


Child Care

Construction

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

CARPENTRY, BRICKWORK & PLASTERING APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 1352

REF: 2797

CAMPUS 42

The Broadway

APPRENTICESHIPS

COURSE CONTENT This course is for you if you want to work with children in a wide variety of situations e.g. working in a playgroup, crèche, day nursery or as a nanny. You will learn about caring for children as they develop from birth to sixteen years of age, covering topics such as: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Certificate in children’s care, learning and development level 2 NVQ childcare learning development Functional skills level 1 – Application of number Functional skills level 1 – Communication Pediatric first aid Employer’s rights and responsibilities An introduction to working with children The developing child Safe, healthy and nurturing environments for children Children and play Communication and professional skills The child care practitioner in the workplace Working with children from birth to aged 5 years Tutorials.

2 days per week in placement.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by assignments, NVQ assessments and work place reports.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to attend an interview, provide 2 satisfactory references and are required to have: • An interest in working with children and a commitment to hard work • Work experience in child care • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above including English OR Functional Skills Communications Level 1 OR CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children Certificate at merit OR above with satisfactory placement reports and tutor reference. Note: This qualification leads to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. CRB forms are available from college. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work.

CAMPUS Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT Craft areas will include practical and technology and can be chosen from the following: • Brickwork • Site carpentry • Bench joinery. You will also have to study the relative technical certificate, Key Skills, Health and Safety and Employment Rights and Responsibilities. All practical training is provided in modern college workshops.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous on‐course assessment of assignments and practicals in college.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement. Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need to attend an interview and an initial assessment at the College in Literacy and Numeracy, in which you are required to achieve Level 1. Acceptance on to the programme will depend on a placement offer from an employer.You will be given help to secure your own employment or work placement.

MATERIALS You will need to provide your own paper, pens and pencils. PPE is essential for working in the workshops. Protective footwear must be provided by you and any protective clothing that you may wish to wear. All other PPE is provided by the college.

DURATION 2 – 4 years.

PROGRESSION Employment within the construction industry.

MATERIALS You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Childcare and Education – CACHE Diploma Level 3.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Customer Service APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 1834

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

The Broadway

You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

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DURATION

APPRENTICESHIPS

COURSE CONTENT On the Apprenticeship Level 2, the topics covered will include: • • • • •

Giving customers a positive impression Delivering reliable customer service Developing customer relationships Resolving customer service problems Laws relating to customers.

On the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3, you will learn: • • • • • •

I year (each level).

PROGRESSION From Level 2 you can progress to Level 3, providing your work placement will give you the evidence required for a Level 3 NVQ. From Level 3 you can progress to advance part-time courses in business studies or administration. Your qualifications should give you access to higher level jobs and pay.

About the organisation Delivery and maintenance of reliable customer service Improving the customer relationship Working with others to improve customer service Monitoring and solving customer problems Promoting continuous improvement.

You will also study for a technical certificate that will give you the knowledge you need to do your job and work on your communication and number skills (key skills required by employers).

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed in the workplace for your competence in providing customer service. You will have to take timed exams for the technical certificate (multiple choice exam) and you may have to produce a portfolio and take a test in communication and/or number skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement. To start the Apprenticeship Level 2: You must have a minimum of GCSE maths at grade A* – D and English at grades A* – C, complete a successful interview and complete an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy. You will need to be able to show that you have basic IT skills. To start the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A* – C including English and Maths, NVQ Level 2 and at least one year’s experience in a customer service environment. You will also need to attend an interview and achieve suitable results on your initial assessment in literacy and numeracy. You will also need a work placement that allows you to collect the evidence for a Level 3 NVQ. You will be given help to secure a work placement if you are unable to find your own.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Electro Technical

Engineering

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 3

APPRENTICESHIP, ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP & HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2, 3 & 4

REF: 636

REF: 641

CAMPUS 44

The Broadway

APPRENTICESHIPS

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefit of experience at work, supported by learning at college and is especially suited if you do not wish to remain in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do. You will study: • • • • •

Electrical workshop Regulations Electrical principles Craft theory and practices Functional skills.

During the course you will have the opportunity to achieve a C&G 2330 Electro Technical Certificate Level 3 and the AM2 Test.

CAMPUS The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT There are a number of options available examples are: Manufacturing/mechanical engineering, including maintenance and multiskills: To develop practical skills in measuring, marking out, IT skills, turning, milling and basic engineering drawing. Also class work relating the theory to the practical training in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualification. OR Electro Mechanical Engineering: To develop practical skills in assembly, test and fault finding of electrical/electronic components, equipment, and systems.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Both routes also cover Health and Safety and Safe Working Practices in the workplace.

The NVQ is continually assessed at college and in the workplace and is based on a portfolio of evidence. The C&G 2330 award is assessed by examinations and coursework assessments. Key skills consist of assignments and examinations.

During your “on-the-Job” experience in a company you will develop your skills further under actual working conditions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment in the electrical industry with a company capable of supporting an NVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation (Building Structures).

You will be assessed prior to starting the course and will be designated an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship to reflect your assessment performance and the wishes of your sponsoring employer.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will need to have 3 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade C or above and an IT Level 1 qualification. An interview and an initial assessment will be needed.

MATERIALS Stationery and portfolio materials.

Continual assessment for NVQs coupled with assignments and/or examinations depending on course of study.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be employed to be an Apprentice. If you do not have a work placement or an offer of a placement Dudley College may be able to help you find an employer.

DURATION 2 – 3 years.

PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualifications or seek promotion opportunities. Careers include: Electrician or management within the electrical industry.

Apprenticeship Level 2: You will be required to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of abilities. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and Science and a good command of English.

MATERIALS Stationery and portfolio materials.

DURATION 1 – 2 years (each level).

PROGRESSION Higher National Diploma/Certificate in Engineering.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Hairdressing APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 643

Health & Social Care APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 3492

CAMPUS 45

Dudley Evolve

CAMPUS

This mode of learning offers the benefit of learning at work supported by learning at college and is especially suitable if you do not wish to remain in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do. You will study: • • • • • • • • • • •

Advising and consulting with clients Shampooing and conditioning Style and finish hair Cut hair using basic techniques Set and dress hair Change hair colour Perm and neutralise Reception duties Health and Safety Presentation of yourself and your organisation Functional skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The hairdressing programme incorporates both College and work based assessment, and external tests in key skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need GCSEs at grades A – D with English at grade D or above, excellent communication skills, a successful interview and an initial assessment. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths. There is also a pre-requisite requirement of Units VR02 and VR74 (Health, Safety, Security and Employment Standards) to this qualification, which can be completed simultaneously. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement. Please remember that salons are open Saturdays and sometimes evenings too.

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suitable if you do not wish to remain in full-time education and have a good idea of what you wish to do. Depending on your job role there are a range of units that you can choose to complete. These can include: • • • • • • •

Health and Safety Communication Understanding physical disabilities Infection control Awareness of sensory loss Nutrition Dementia awareness.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a portfolio of work. Practical will be observed performance in the workplace, questioning and reflective evidence. Key skills consist of assignments and examinations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to attend an interview and an initial assessment and you must be in employment in the care industry. Note: This qualification leads to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. CRB forms are available from college. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work.

MATERIALS You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION MATERIALS

1 – 3 years.

Hairdressing kit and uniform – please enquire for details on costs.

PROGRESSION

DURATION

From Advanced Apprenticeship you can seek promotion opportunities.

1 – 2 years.

PROGRESSION From Advanced Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualifications or seek promotion opportunities.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

COURSE CONTENT


Improving Operational Performance APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 46

REF: 3386

APPRENTICESHIPS

CAMPUS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

The Broadway

Continual assessment and/or examinations depending on the course of study.

COURSE CONTENT There are three pathways available as follows: Pathway 1: Performing Engineering Operations Apprenticeship Level 2. You will study: • Working safely in an engineering environment, Working efficiently and effectively in engineering, Using and communicating technical information, plus 3 other units from a range of options • Key Skills – Application of number – Level 1, Communication – Level 1 • (ERR) Employment Responsibilities and Rights. This course is designed to develop practical skills in turning, milling and hand fitting, along with basic skills in measuring and reading engineering drawings, in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have employed status to take part in an Apprenticeship. Our Employability Hub recruitment service can support to find employment opportunities if unemployed. The Employment Hub can be located on the ground floor of H block at The Broadway and is a new facility which aims to help anyone looking for employment. Entry to an Apprenticeship is by interview and an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy at the college. Acceptance on to the program will depend on a placement offer from an employer. Industrial Application Apprenticeships require a minimum entry standard of at least 2 GCSEs at Grade E’s or above in Mathematics and English.

Pathway 2: Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2. You will study: • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational level. Safety, Promoting effective working relationships or Contributing to effective team working. Plus 3 other units from a range of options • Key Skills – Application of number – Level 1, Communication – Level 1 • (ERR) Employment Responsibilities and Rights. This course is designed to develop practical skills in methodical assembly/sequencing and performance training techniques in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualification during your “on-the-job” experience in a company you will develop your skills further under actual working conditions.

You will be given help to secure your own employment or work placement.

MATERIALS Study pack, stationery and portfolio materials.

DURATION 1 – 2 years (each pathway).

PROGRESSION Advanced Apprenticeship.

Pathway 3: Business Improvement Techniques Level 2. You will study: • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, contributing to effective team working, contributing to the application of workplace organisation techniques, contributing to the application of continuous improvement techniques (kaizen), contributing to the development of visual management systems. Plus one optional unit • Key Skills – Application of number – Level 1, Communication – Level 1 • (ERR) Employment Responsibilities and Rights.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Information Technology APPRENTICESHIP, ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP & HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2, 3 & 4

Mechanical Services (GAS, PLUMBING, REFRIGERATION, HEATING & VENTILATING) APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 1560

REF: 645

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CAMPUS The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suitable if you do not wish to remain in full-time education and have a good idea of what you wish to do. Depending on the IT NVQ chosen, various modules can be chosen. These can include: IT Users Technology Level 2 & 3: • Using IT effectively • Operating a computer • Word processing software • Spreadsheets software • Evaluating the impact of IT. IT Practitioner Level 2 or IT Professional Level 3: • Technical fault diagnosis • Testing ICT systems • Technical advice and guidance • Working with ICT hardware and equipment • Personal and organisational effectiveness • Functional skills.

This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at college, and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do. You will study: • Heating and ventilating (industrial, domestic and service and maintenance) • Plumbing or gas fitting, including practical experience • Background theory and technical aspects • Health and Safety • Functional skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a variety of methods including continual assessment, externally set examinations, and work based assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need GCSEs in English and Maths at grade C or above, together with an initial assessment and an interview.

COURSE ASSESSMENT By a variety of methods – on course portfolio of evidence (electronic), externally set examinations and work based assessment.

Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need 3 GCSEs to include Maths and English at grade C or above and 2 other subjects at GCSE grade D, together with a successful interview including an initial assessment and references. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You must have completed an Apprenticeship Level 2 or, in exceptional circumstances, hold other relevant qualifications. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

MATERIALS You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 1 – 2 years.

MATERIALS You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to. PPE is essential for working in the workshops. Protective footwear must be provided by you and any protective clothing that you may wish to wear. All other PPE is provided by the college.

DURATION 2 years (each level).

PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to NVQs in domestic heating, heating and ventilation, service and maintenance, gas fitting and plumbing or higher education, professional qualifications or seek promotion opportunities.

PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualifications or seek promotion opportunities.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

Mons Hill

CAMPUS


48 APPRENTICESHIPS

Retail

Vehicle Maintenance

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 2796

REF: 688

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

Wolverhampton Street

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study:

This programme offers the benefit of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study:

At Level 2: • Working to organisational standards • Team working • 5 optional units, to be agreed • Functional skills.

• • • •

At Level 3: • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships • 6 optional units, to be agreed • Functional skills.

Service and maintenance of road vehicles Health and Safety Systems vehicle technology Functional skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by portfolio of work, externally set examinations and work based assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence and take exams for the key skills elements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need GCSE English at grade C – D, completion of an initial assessment and have an interview. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Maths.

Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English at grade D together with an interview and an initial assessment. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Maths, together with an interview. You must be in employment or have secured a work placement.

MATERIALS

You must be in employment or have secured a retail work placement.

You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

MATERIALS

DURATION

You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

1 – 2 years (each level).

PROGRESSION DURATION 1 – 2 years.

Professional qualifications in supervisory management, MOT Tester or Higher Education.

PROGRESSION HNC in Retail or Foundation Degree in Retail Management, promotion opportunities.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Warehouse & Distribution APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 2813

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CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIPS

Various

COURSE CONTENT This course offers the benefit of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study: At Level 2: • Health and Safety in the workplace • Security in the workplace • Effective working relationships • Functional skills • 4 optional units, to be agreed At Level 3: • Functional skills • 6 optional units, to be agreed

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed mainly through a portfolio of work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need 3 GCSEs at grades A to D including English and Maths, an interview and an initial assessment. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need to have completed an Apprenticeship at Level 2. If joining at Level 3, you will need to attend an interview and complete an aptitude test.

Name: Rachel Bennett Business and Administration Advanced Apprenticeship Rachel came to college from school and soon found employment as a Business Administration apprentice with power industry leaders, Babcock Doosan. Here she quickly developed within her role and after completing her Apprenticeship is now aspiring to achieve her HNC, which she never thought would be possible. “I feel I have achieved so much during my Apprenticeship and have become a valued member of staff. An Apprenticeship was definitely the right choice for me.”

You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

MATERIALS You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 1 – 2 years.

PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education or employment.

Dudley College Success Stories For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Art & Design 50 ART & DESIGN

The Art and Design department is a dynamic and vibrant place to study. We are committed to seeing you raise your aspirations and helping you realise your full creative potential. Our courses are designed to be as flexible as possible whatever level you are at. All our lecturers have direct industry experience or are currently practising artists and designers. We emphasise creative thinking and making skills so whatever you want to become we can help you. As a student with us you will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment including Apple Macs, Photography Processing Suites, Screen Printing facilities, 3D and Ceramics Workshops, Glass blowing and Flaming Working studios, Fashion and Textiles studios, large Art studios, Film and Editing equipment and much more.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

18

100%

96%

Level 2

25

91%

95%

Level 3

75

98%

96%

Total

118

97%

96%

Where our students go* 37% Education & Training 19% Employment 39% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

Many of our students go on to study at a higher level and develop careers within creative industries including: Illustration, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Curation, Animation, Craft, Computer Games Design, Fashion, Textiles, Product Design, Interior Design, Architecture, Photography, Project and Event management and many more. If you are creative or want to learn to be we are here to help you achieve your goals leading to employment, training or higher education.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


51 ART & DESIGN

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Art & Design BTEC INTRODUCTORY DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1 REF: 1431

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

Most materials are supplied by the college. The college has a well stocked library of art and design books and magazines.

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COURSE CONTENT ART & DESIGN

You will study 4 core units and 2 specialist units. The units are achieved by producing practical work in a range of art and design subjects that include – drawing and painting, 3D design, ceramics, textiles and photography. Projects will encourage you to explore the work of other artists and designers and to identify strengths and weaknesses by evaluating your own work.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design Level 2.

Core units: • Explore visual language in art, design and media • Explore materials, techniques and processes in art, design and media • Explore and develop art, design and media ideas • carry out a personal project in art, design or media. Specialists units from the following list: • Introduction to graphic design • Introduction to 2D • Introduction to 3D design crafts • Introduction to 3D design products • Introduction to textiles • Introduction to fashion • Introduction to multimedia production • Introduction to video production • Introduction to photography • Introduction to animation • Introduction to audio production. You will learn basic skills and techniques, then move on to develop and explore design techniques and ideas. The course requires that you study a range of Key Skills (English, Mathematics and Information Technology). Emphasis is put on organisational and personal skills in all areas of the programme.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment of project work will take place regularly, throughout the course. 2 of the 4 core units are assessed by completing a Final Major Project that takes place towards the end of the course. Key Skills are assessed by completing practical work and a short examination.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no entry requirements but an interest in art or design as a career is desirable. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Art & Design BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 2036

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

The college will supply most materials needed to successfully complete the projects.

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COURSE CONTENT

Core units: • 2D and 3D communication • Vocational contexts • Explore and develop ideas (FMP) • Produce outcome (FMP).

However, you must have your own basic kit of materials, costing approximately £50.00.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION BTEC National Diploma in art, 3D design or graphic design. The First Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grade A – C. With this qualification you can apply for a National Diploma course, GCE AS and A Level or look for employment.

Specialist units from the following list: • Working to graphic design briefs • Working to photography briefs • Working to fashion design briefs • Working to textile briefs • Working to 3D design briefs • Working to 3D design craft briefs • Working to multimedia briefs • Working to visual arts briefs.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment of project work will take place regularly throughout the course. 2 of the 4 core units are assessed by completing a Final Major Project that takes place towards the end of the course. Key Skills are assessed by completing practical work and a short examination.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have achieved GCSEs at grades D – G. You must bring a portfolio of your work to the interview in order to assess your suitability for the course. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

ART & DESIGN

You will study 4 core units and 2 specialist units. The units are achieved by producing practical work in a range of art and design subjects that include – drawing and painting, 3D design, ceramics, textiles and photography. Projects will encourage you to explore the work of other artists and designers and to identify strengths and weaknesses by evaluating your own work.


Art & Design (General) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 1020

54 ART & DESIGN

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

The majority of specialist materials e.g. paper, clay, card and plastics, etc. will be provided free of charge, however you will be expected to provide your own sketch-books and a tool box containing a range of drawing, painting, craft-tools, stationery and a pocket dictionary/thesaurus. You will be also expected to obtain an A2 portfolio so you can transport your work to and from college as required. It is a condition of your studies that you bring this equipment with you to every session. An equipment list will be issued to you upon acceptance to the course.

COURSE CONTENT There are 6 core units as follows: • Visual Recording in art and design • Materials, techniques and processes in art and design • Ideas and concepts in art and design • Visual communication in art and design • Contextual influences in art and design • Application, exploration and realisation in art and design. The core units provide you with the underpinning knowledge of making, evaluating and presenting works of art, craft and design. In addition there are a further 12 specialist units that your tutor will select to suit your area of interest. You will also study for Key Skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design is continually assessed and has no exams. Each year there will be 3 assessment/review weeks where you will submit your coursework and receive written and verbal feedback. Projects are mapped against the 18 Units over the 2 years with at least 1 Unit being externally verified each year to ensure that nationally set targets for achievement are met. All core and specialist units must be completed within the two years to gain the full Diploma qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have following qualifications: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. One must be in a creative field e.g. art, design technology in graphics, graphic products, textiles or resistant materials. It is also preferable that you have English Language and Maths within the other three. OR Art and design GNVQ Intermediate or BTEC First Diploma at Merit Level plus a corresponding Key Skills Comms Level 1. Note: Upon application, you must attend an interview with the course tutor where you will be expected to present a folder of your current GCSE, GNVQ Intermediate or First Diploma work. During enrolment you will complete an initial assessment diagnostic in Literacy and Numeracy. This will help ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course and that any further support that you might require to succeed is provided when you are on the programme.

Other Costs: Basic art equipment that allows you to complete work outside of college is an essential for the course and will cost from around £50 upwards. Over the two years of study you are invited to participate in enrichment activities that can include national and international visits. Previous trips destinations have included Paris, Barcelona, Rome and Venice with costs in the region of £150-250. Day trips to London, Manchester and other city centres may incur a small charge for coach and/or gallery entrance fees.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION The BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design is equivalent to 3 A levels which is the recommended entry requirement for study at university. Students wishing to gain further expertise may have the opportunity to study a further A level e.g. Photography at the college. Previous students that completed this programme have gained places at Falmouth, Nottingham, Southampton, Worcester, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton and Birmingham City universities. Some of the fields they have gone on to include: Applied Arts, Fine Art, Graphics, Illustration, Fashion/Textiles, Interior and 3D Design, Photography and Visual Communication. We also have a Foundation Diploma in art and design that many students gain places on to further develop their technical and theoretical understanding of the subject. Several others have gone into Employment. A range of HND and BA courses in the visual arts such as fine art, graphics, textiles or 3D design. Employment or Teacher Training at university.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Art & Design BTEC FOUNDATION DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3/4 REF: 1339

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

MATERIALS

COURSE CONTENT

• • • •

The college will provide basic materials but you will be required to have your own basic kit such as paintbrushes, portfolios and sketchbooks. A small art shop is run within the department, see handbook for details.

DURATION

Fine art 3D studies Fashion and textiles Visual communication.

1 year.

PROGRESSION A range of university or training courses or employment.

You will then go on to display your work in a major exhibition at the end of the year. Visits to local and national galleries and museums are planned throughout the course and there is the opportunity to go on an overseas trip. Recent destinations visited have been Madrid, Berlin, Barcelona and New York.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed at three main stages throughout the course using project-based assessment, observation of your skills in practice, seminar presentations as well as group and one-to-one tutorials.You need to pass each stage of the course in order to progress on to the next level, with the final stage of the course being marked against Level 4 criteria.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will have an interview and will need to bring a portfolio of your artwork and have one of the following: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above AND 1 full A Level or 2 AS levels OR BTEC National or Extended Diploma in an art related subject OR If you have been out of education for some time, you will need to have a portfolio of work that shows your current skills and ability. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

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ART & DESIGN

The course is designed for you to be flexible and develop your individuality. You will create a portfolio that is appropriate to your future progression aims and specialise in one of four broad ’pathway’ areas:

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Computer Games Design

Design: Interior Specialisms

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 3500

REF: 2711

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

Some of the subjects within the course may include: • Visual recording • Materials, techniques and process in art and design • Graphic image making • Ideas and concepts in art and design • Contextual influences in art and design • Computers in art and design • Image manipulation using computer applications • Computer game story development • Principals of software design and development • Educational visits will form an integral part of the curriculum, vital to broadening experience of design and culture.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Materials, techniques and processes Ideas and concepts Drawing development Visual communication Historical and contextual understanding Professional practice 3D modelling – room planning, interior design Surface design – stitch and textiles Technical drawing and illustration Design methods Lighting Textiles Room planning Glass.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will complete a range of projects throughout the course with a final major project at the end of the course that is self guided.

At least one residential trip abroad should be expected.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through coursework.

Your work will be shown in the end of year exhibition that is open to the public.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to attend an interview and bring a portfolio of your art and design work, together with at least one of the following: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above one of which should be in an art or design related subject OR BTEC Level 2 Diploma in art and design or equivalent. If you do not meet the entry requirements but have considerable talent and enthusiasm you may be considered. Due to the popularity of this course please apply early to avoid disappointment.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION HND, BA (Hons) in related subject areas such as Software development, games production, computer game design, art and design, illustration, graphics etc. Alternatively, employment relating to creative or computer games industries.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (ideally at least one art, creative or design related subject) and an interest in art, design, interiors or architecture. If you have experience but no formal qualifications you may be considered following a successful interview and an initial assessment. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will have an interview and an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

MATERIALS Most materials will be provided, although a basic course equipment list will be discussed during induction that can be claimed for via the Learner Support Fund. At least one residential trip abroad can be expected during the full course duration and costs will be confirmed well in advance.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION BA (Hons) or HNC/D in 3D, product, interior, film and theatre set or design management, foundation course in art.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Fashion & Textiles (Art & Design) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 1430

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CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

ART & DESIGN

COURSE CONTENT Core Studies: • History of fashion and textiles design • Business studies • CAD. Specialist subjects: Drawing, painting and fashion illustration, textile design and production techniques, fashion design and concept building, pattern cutting and draughting, garment production techniques.

Name: Mubarak Ibreham Art and Design

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous assessment of course work in the 1st and 2nd year. An examination, a major project and a final exhibition in the 2nd year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to attend an interview, bringing your portfolio of relevant art work. One of the following qualifications is desirable: • 4 GCSEs Grade C or above • BTEC First Certificate/Diploma in Art and Design • GNVQ Intermediate in Art and Design. Alternative qualifications are often accepted, subject to an interview. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

Talented, enthusiastic and hard working are a few words to describe Mubarak! His final project involved working with food and toys as materials to explore ideas of value and play. From paintings made from spaghetti to sculptures made with crisps, the whole college loved seeing just what would appear in his studio next! Despite English not being his first language, Mubarak loves displaying his artwork and his involvement in the course has been an inspiration. He continues to study a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Wolverhampton University.

MATERIALS All reading materials for this course are available from the College Library.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION HND or BA (Hons) in subject areas such as fashion design technology, fashion and textiles, fashion marketing, fashion management and promotions, accessory design (footwear, lingerie, millinery) textile design (clothing studies, fashions) manufacturing computing knitwear, textile management, manufacture.

Dudley College Success Stories

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Graphic Design BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 1981

Photography (Art & Design) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 3039

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

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COURSE CONTENT ART & DESIGN

You will be made aware of both traditional and modern approaches to graphic design as well as 2D and 3D disciplines. A large part of the course will be studied using the latest Apple Macintosh hardware and software, all of which is used in the creative industries. We aim to give you a broad and varied portfolio of work, which will stand you in good stead should you wish to progress on to higher education.

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT This course is a natural progression from the BTEC First Diploma in either art and design or media, or with the necessary qualifications straight from school. You will study:

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed purely by coursework, practicals and projects.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You are required to attend an interview and bring a portfolio of Art and Design work with you. You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language, Mathematics, Art & Craft or Art & Design or Graphic Design. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

The programme will consist of 18 units of study, covering theory and practice in the following areas: • Understanding research techniques involved in professional photography within a professional context. Specialist units will include: • Digital imaging and computer applications • Darkroom practice and applications, studio and location techniques, and experimental imagery. The course will also give you the “hands-on” real life experience of carrying out your own specific location photography and the ability to work confidently with all the most up to date technologies.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

MATERIALS

You will be assessed on your coursework both practical and project based.

A wide range of materials and facilities are available, however, you will need some basic art and design equipment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

You will attend interview and should have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above or a BTEC First Diploma in art and design or media.

2 years.

PROGRESSION Degree at university. Career options: Graphic design or use the qualification as the first step into the design industry.

You should also be able to demonstrate your interest and commitment to the subject.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION BA/BA (Hons) in art and design (photography). Career options: Professional studio photographer, newspaper and journalistic photographer sports or fashion photographer.

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Name: Chantelle Roy Art and Design Within hours of enrolling, Chantelle’s tutors realised that she was a far stronger candidate than she considered herself to be. Chantelle’s daily routine involved dealing with the normal student matters as well as being a mother to her three young children. Chantelle explained “I am an artist and mother of three. My children are my greatest inspiration and I want to be an important role model for them to follow. I intend to continue my creative journey as far as I can travel”.

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Business Studies 60 BUSINESS STUDIES

Our Business Studies department offers you the opportunity to study across a wide range of business subjects, following academic and/or vocational routes. Our full-time courses are always popular but you can also study part-time by attending in a variety of ways.You will learn in up-to-date facilities and be supported by experienced and committed tutors, who are invariably able to apply the benefit of their own industrial experience to class-based activities. Advice and guidance on career and university progression is always available to you; we have had a significant number of very successful students in the past.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 2

40

100%

94%

Level 3

49

100%

97%

Total

89

100%

95%

Where our students go* 49% Education & Training 22% Employment 27% Higher Education

*Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

We also offer a comprehensive range of courses in higher education and professional qualifications for you to progress on to. Achievement levels are consistently above national averages and new qualifications are continuously being introduced.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Accounting

Business

(FAST-TRACK) AAT CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2 & DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 3679

REF: 2855

CAMPUS The Broadway

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CAMPUS The Broadway

BUSINESS STUDIES

COURSE CONTENT This course aims to prepare you for a career in accounting by giving you an AAT Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in one year. You will have completed the Level 2 Certificate by December and the Level 3 by June. During the course you will study the following learning and assessment areas:

COURSE CONTENT The Level 2 Business Diploma has 2 pathways that you can follow. Firstly, there is the Business Pathway where you will learn about the theory of business in units such as: business purposes; business organisations/business online/financial forecasting and promoting and branding. These units aim to help you understand the types of business, the differences between them and then how to finance a business and create basic accounts along with how to promote and brand a product in the most effective way.

Level 2 Certificate: • Basic accounting I • Basic accounting II • Work effectively in accounting and finance • Basic costing • Computerised accounts.

The second pathway is the Retail Pathway where you will develop your understanding of the retail industry through understanding that there are different types of retail channels; the benefit of doing business online and creating a website along with developing professional skills and understanding visual merchandising in retail.

Level 3 Diploma: • Accounts preparation I • Accounts preparation II • Cash management • Costs and revenues • Indirect tax • Professional ethics in accounting and finance • Spreadsheet software.

There is a huge variety of units available for you to take part in that will help you to develop your understanding of business and the process of turning a business idea into an actual business plan.

You will also do functional skills Maths and, in the second half of the autumn term, we hope to arrange some work experience for you one day a week.

• • • •

COURSE ASSESSMENT A variety of methods are used to assess learning throughout the course and they are as follows: Formal business reports Formal business presentations Professional skill role-play activities In class assessments – formal and informal.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Nearly all units are assessed by computer-based exam and, for this reason, you will need to be confident about using a computer.

All are graded on a Pass/Merit/Distinction basis which each accrue a different value of points.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to have achieved 5 GCSEs at grades A to C (including Maths & English) and have attended an interview with the course tutor. You will also need to provide the latest school report which indicates performance in the areas of attendance, punctuality and behaviour.

MATERIALS Reading materials for this course are available from the college library. You are required to provide your own stationery including plastic wallets, lever-arch files, folders and calculator.

4 GCSEs – 1 GCSE must be a C grade in Maths or English and a further 3 GCSEs between grade D – G. Initial assessment in literacy and numeracy at Level 1 and above.

MATERIALS You will be provided with a core text book free of charge at the start of the year and this must be returned to us at the end of the course.You are expected to bring your own folder/plastic wallets/dividers/ paper/pens and USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 1 year.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION

PROGRESSION

Students may develop on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level 3 programme or any other Level 3 programme.

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Business BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 2792

CAMPUS

PROGRESSION

The Broadway

The BTEC Nationals in Business provide a route to employment into the many diverse areas of business.

COURSE CONTENT

Core units: • The business environment • Business resources • Introduction to marketing • Business communication. Optional units: Taken from a wide list of choices, but mainly in the following areas: • • • • • • •

Finance Marketing Personnel/Human resources Law Management Administration Retail.

These could include: • Roles in specialist areas such as management, marketing, finance, customer service or human resources in large organisations • A more generic role in a small local business. You may wish to gain the qualification in order to progress to a higher education foundation degree, HND or other professional development programme. You may want to extend the specialist nature of the subjects you study on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or another programme of study.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The assessment approach of the BTEC Nationals in Business allows you to receive feedback on your progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the assessment and grading criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment and project work, case studies, workplace assessment, role play and oral presentation.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have one of the following qualifications: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to include Maths and English OR BTEC First Diploma at Merit Level.

MATERIALS You will be provided (free of charge) with a BTEC text book. The textbook will have the majority of units studied on the programme. The text book will be an excellent resource to use for supporting the course.

DURATION 2 years.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

BUSINESS STUDIES

The course consists of 18 units – 4 core units and 14 optional units.

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Accounting APPRENTICESHIP, ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP & HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2, 3 & 4 REF: 1577

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CAMPUS

MATERIALS

The Broadway

You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education, have a good idea of what you want to do and want to gain an accounting qualification. The subjects you will study include: At Level 2: • Recording income and receipts • Making and recording payments • Preparing ledger balances and an initial trial balance • Supplying information for management control • Working with information technology • Achieving personal effectiveness • Functional skills.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Completion of Level 2 leads to the Level 3 qualification. Successful completion of the Level 3 leads to appropriate management programmes.

At Level 3: • Maintaining financial records and preparing accounts • Recording and evaluating costs and revenues • Preparing reports and returns • Working with computers • Maintaining a healthy, safe and productive working environment • Functional skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed mainly by computer based examinations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. Level 2: You will need 5 GCSEs grades A – C including English and Maths, a successful interview and an initial assessment. Level 3: You will need to have completed Apprenticeship Level 2. An interview and an initial assessment will be needed. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Caring & Early Years

CARING & EARLY YEARS

Caring & Early Years studies is one of the college’s fastest growing areas, attracting students from across the Black Country. All Caring & Early Years courses can be found at The Broadway campus. We provide excellent pastoral support. Just under half of the learning experience takes place in the workplace, ensuring that you become competent and confident at the same time. Close links with local employers enable us to train you to meet the local workplace needs. These qualifications prepare you for work in schools, nurseries, hospitals, day nurseries, special needs schools and care homes. Over 50% of health-care students progress to higher education, so don’t hesitate – contact us now for an informal interview!

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

52

98%

95%

Level 2

15

100%

92%

Level 3

96

100%

96%

Total

163

99%

95%

Where our students go* 41% Education & Training 34% Employment 10% Higher Education

*Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

As a Care student you will be involved in our annual events, which involve Children in Need fund raising in November and Level 1 students support Barnardo’s on the Annual Toddle around Dudley Zoo in June. We aim to offer the most up-to-date courses available, therefore information is subject to change. Please check our website for the latest details.

NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Caring for Children CACHE DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1 REF: 3440

Childcare & Education CACHE DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 1352

CAMPUS The Broadway

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COURSE CONTENT CARING & EARLY YEARS

You will study a number of subjects. Listed below are a selection of these subjects: • • • •

Human growth and development Play and practical activities Preparing for your next steps Care of children.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The course will be assessed by assignments. The qualification will be a pass or refer and all the assignment criteria of the units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS To join this course you will need to attend an interview and provide two satisfactory references. You will need E3 or above initial assessment and 2 GCSEs at grade F or above including English Language would be desirable.

CAMPUS The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT Caring for children as they develop from birth to 16 years of age, including: • • • • • • • • •

An introduction to working with children The developing child Safe, healthy and nurturing environments for children Children and play Communication and professional skills The child care practitioner in the workplace Working with children from birth to age 5 years Tutorials Key skills communications.

2 days per week will be spent in placement.

COURSE ASSESSMENT NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

MATERIALS A reading list will be supplied.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Level 2 Certificate for Children and Young People’s Workforce. Note: Course details subject to change.

By assignments with a multiple choice question paper towards the end of the course, and satisfactory work placement reports.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will attend an interview and provide two satisfactory references and are required to have: • An interest in working with children and a commitment to hard work • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above including English (or Key Skills Communications Level 1) • CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children Certificate at Merit or above with a satisfactory placement, reports and tutor reference • Work experience in a childcare setting. NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

MATERIALS To be advised by your tutor.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Childcare and Education – CACHE Diploma Level 3. Note: Course details subject to change.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Children’s Care Learning & Development BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 1424

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Broadway

You will be interviewed and must supply two satisfactory references and have one of the following qualifications:

COURSE CONTENT

• BTEC qualification in a relevant subject with satisfactory placement reports • 5 GCSEs minimum (including English) at grade C or above (those wishing to progress to teacher training must offer Maths, English and Science at grade C or above) • BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care with merit or distinction grade and satisfactory placement reports • An equivalent qualification • Evidence of work place experience in a child care setting with satisfactory placement reports.

Each programme has a core of compulsory subjects plus a number of option subjects. Core units: • Positive relationships for children’s care learning and development • Positive environments for children’s care learning and development • Promoting children’s development • Reflecting on and developing practice for children aged 0-8 years • Safeguarding children • Promoting children’s rights • Children’s learning activities and play. Optional: • Diet and nutrition for children • Psychological perspectives on children’s behaviour • Supporting children’s literacy skills • Supporting children’s numeracy skills • The development and care of babies under 3 years • Personal Study • Key Skills Communication • 800 hours in the workplace, 2 days per week will be spent in placement.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a range of methods including assignments, projects, case studies and practical exercises e.g. activities, child observations and external assessments.

If you have no formal qualifications, entry will be based upon your educational and practical experience and evidence of placement or employment. NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

MATERIALS A reading list will be provided.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Employment in schools, nurseries, day nurseries, creches, playgroups and as a nanny. Various university degrees – teaching, training. University courses in teaching or training. Note: Course details subject to change.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

CARING & EARLY YEARS

CAMPUS


Childcare & Education

Health & Social Care

CACHE DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

EDEXCEL FOUNDATION LEARNING BTEC – LEVEL 1

REF: 567

REF: 3496

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CAMPUS The Broadway

CARING & EARLY YEARS

COURSE CONTENT

CAMPUS The Broadway

The content of the course is based around caring for children as they develop from babyhood to the age of 16.

COURSE CONTENT

Core units: • An introduction to working with children • The developing child from conception to age 0-16 years • Play learning and education • Health and community care • Anti-discriminatory practice • Working with parents • The provision of services and the protection of children.

• BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care • You will study a variety of subjects including health and safety, rights and responsibilities at work and communication skills • Certificate in Personal and Social Development • The units cover areas such as: developing own skills and setting goals; social skills such as managing relationships and working with others; knowledge for living in the wider community such as rights and responsibilities and community action; and life skills such as healthy living, budgeting and preparing for work • Functional skills qualification in information and communication technology • Functional skills qualification in English • Functional skills qualification in Mathematics.

Key skills, usually Application of Number, Communication and IT. Two days per week will be spent in placement.

COURSE ASSESSMENT External assessment, nationally set assignments. A record of training competences from practical placements must also be completed.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be interviewed and must supply two satisfactory references. A good standard of both written and spoken English is necessary, therefore you should have:

This is a varied programme which consists of:

COURSE ASSESSMENT This is by projects, assignments, practical work and also by tests for functional skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

4 GCSEs to include English Language at grade C or above OR Child Care and Education Level 2 at Merit or above with 3 passed placement reports.

A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade F or above including English OR Other Skills for Working Life or Life skills at E3 OR An appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy.

Functional Skills: Level 1 and a satisfactory tutor report.

A satisfactory reference.

You will need to provide evidence of work experience in a childcare setting with satisfactory reports. NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

MATERIALS A booklist will be issued.

DURATION

NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

MATERIALS The course tutor will recommend books. You will be expected to use the library as well as your own text books. Some research may be carried out using reliable websites. Additional costs for visits £10.00 approximately. Please provide your own pens, pencils, folder and paper.

2 years.

DURATION PROGRESSION

1 year.

Employment in nursery classes, infant schools, nurseries and nannying. University courses in teacher training.

PROGRESSION

Note: Course details subject to change.

Progression to Level 2 programmes in Health and Social Care or in other areas or progress to work and an Apprenticeship at the appropriate level.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Health & Social Care EDEXCEL BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 3497

MATERIALS

The Broadway

The course tutor will recommend books. You will be expected to use the library as well as your own text books. Some research may be carried out using reliable websites. Additional costs for visits approximately £20.00. Please provide your own pens, pencils, folder and paper.

COURSE CONTENT The 60-credit Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma has potential to prepare you for employment and it is suitable if you have decided to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs at grade C or above.

DURATION 1 year.

There are four compulsory units: • Communication in Health and Social Care • Individual rights in Health and Social Care • Individual needs in Health and Social Care • Ensuring safe environments in Health and Social Care

PROGRESSION Progression to Level 3 programmes in Health and Social Care or in other areas or progress to work and an Apprenticeship at the appropriate level.

And four others which are usually Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care Setting (this requires 60 hours of work experience). Plus three from: • Anatomy and physiology for Health and Social Care • Creative and therapeutic activities in Health and Social Care • The impact of diet on health • Human lifespan development • Cultural diversity in Health and Social Care. In addition, you will also take one functional skill qualification as appropriate from: • Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology • Functional Skills qualification in English • Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics.

COURSE ASSESSMENT This is by projects, assignments, practical work and also by tests for functional skills. Work placement is mandatory to pass this course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A BTEC Level 1 qualification in Health and Social Care or a related vocational area at Merit or Distinction Level OR A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade D or above including English OR Other related Level 1 qualifications at Merit or Distinction Level OR Related work experience (a reference will be required). NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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CAMPUS


Health & Social Care EDEXCEL EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 3499

72 CARING & EARLY YEARS

CAMPUS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Broadway

You must be aged 16 years or over and have one of the following:

COURSE CONTENT The 180-credit BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma extends and deepens previous knowledge to prepare you for employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable if you wish to enter a particular specialist area of work or to progress to higher education. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels. There are 8 mandatory units: • Developing effective communication in Health and Social Care • Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care • Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care • Development through the life stages • Anatomy and physiology for Health and Social Care • Personal and professional development in Health and Social Care* • Sociological perspectives for Health and Social Care • Psychological perspectives for Health and Social Care. Plus a further selection of units to make up a two year full time programme. One of these units is Unit 44 below: *Unit 6: Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care requires 100 hours of work experience to be completed. Unit 44: Vocational Experience for Health and Social Care requires 100 hours of work experience to be completed in addition to the 100 hours required for Unit 6. Other units cover social policy, applied psychology, and caring for vulnerable people. In addition, you will also take functional skills qualification as appropriate from: • Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology • Functional Skills qualification in English • Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics.

COURSE ASSESSMENT This is by projects, assignments, practical work placement and also by tests for functional skills. Work placement is a compulsory part of this course.

• A BTEC Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or a related vocational area at Merit or above with satisfactory placement reports • A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A* – C including Maths and English • Other related Level 2 qualifications at Merit or above • Related work experience with a suitable reference. NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

Please note: Maths and English are essential for health and social care professions. Students who do not have these at C grade or above will find it difficult to get admission to university. This course cannot guarantee that the timetable allows students the chance for retaking GCSEs while studying this course. Please talk to a tutor if you are concerned about Maths or English.

MATERIALS You will need access to the internet as many course materials are uploaded on the Virtual Learning Environment and most assignments are submitted electronically. Students are given safe storage space on the college system for their work. The course tutor will recommend books. You will be expected to use the library as well as your own text books. Some research may be carried out using reliable websites. Additional costs for visits approximately £20.00. Please provide your own pens, pencils, folder and paper.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Progression to higher education undergraduate degrees for nursing, social work, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and to professions allied to medicine; progression to foundation degrees in health related subjects, progression to work in health and social care areas.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Child Care APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 1352

MATERIALS

The Broadway

To be advised by your tutor.

COURSE CONTENT

DURATION

This course is for you if you want to work with children in a wide variety of situations e.g. working in a playgroup, crèche, day nursery or as a nanny. You will learn about caring for children as they develop from birth to 16 years of age, covering topics such as:

1 year.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

PROGRESSION Childcare and Education – CACHE Diploma Level 3.

Certificate in children’s care, learning and development Level 2 NVQ childcare learning development Functional skills Level 1 – Application of number Functional skills Level 1 – Communication Pediatric first aid Employer’s rights and responsibilities An introduction to working with children The developing child Safe, healthy and nurturing environments for children Children and play Communication and professional skills The childcare practitioner in the workplace Working with children from birth to aged 5 years Tutorials.

2 days per week in placement.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by assignments, NVQ assessments and work place reports.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to attend an interview, provide two satisfactory references and are required to have: • An interest in working with children and a commitment to hard work • Work experience in childcare • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above including English or Functional Skills Communications Level 1 OR CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children Certificate at merit OR above with satisfactory placement reports and tutor reference. NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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CAMPUS


Health & Social Care APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 3492

74 CARING & EARLY YEARS

CAMPUS The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suitable if you do not wish to remain in full-time education and have a good idea of what you wish to do. Depending on your job role there are a range of units that you can choose to complete. These can include: • • • • • • •

Health and Safety Communication Understanding physical disabilities Infection control Awareness of sensory loss Nutrition Dementia awareness.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a portfolio of work. Practical will be observed performance in the workplace, questioning and reflective evidence. Key skills consist of assignments and examinations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to attend an interview and an initial assessment and you must be in employment in the care industry. NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. CRB forms are available from college.

MATERIALS To be advised by your tutor.

DURATION 1 – 3 years.

PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship you can seek promotion opportunities.

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Early Years “I have thoroughly enjoyed my course at Dudley College. It is fantastic that all the stuff I learn in class I am able to apply in a real situation during my work placement.”

Name: Jesika-Lei Horvath Health & Social Care “Dudley College has been a great support to me in following my career in health and social care. The combination of lectures, completing assignments and going on work placement has meant that I can see what it is really like to work in the industry.”

Dudley College Success Stories For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

CARING & EARLY YEARS

Name: Kirsty Edkins


Construction 76 CONSTRUCTION

The construction division offers courses in construction, gas, plumbing, heating and ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning and electrical installation, from pre-foundation to higher education level.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

206

98%

92%

Level 2

55

100%

93%

Total

261

98%

92%

Where our students go*

We have well-equipped and resourced workshops and classrooms, together with a well structured programme of additional support, if needed. The construction section has specialist workshop resources and offers full-time courses in site carpentry, bench joinery and trowel skills.You can also gain construction skills and qualifications through our Apprenticeship programmes. We offer a wide range of opportunities with courses available in gas fitting, plumbing, industrial service and maintenance, industrial pipefitting, and domestic heating installations.

59% Education & Training 30% Employment 2% Higher Education

*Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

The electrical department provides courses in electrical engineering and electro-technical skills, both as full-time or Apprenticeship programmes. This division has strong ties with Wolverhampton University where many of our students progress via our ’Pathways’ agreement.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Bricklaying

Bricklaying

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 3283

REF: 3284

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Mons Hill

Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

Key Skills in AON, Comms, ITC, Certificate in Personal and Social Development Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying.

Mandatory units: • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction • Carry out safe working practices in construction • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others • Information, quantities and communicating with others • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology • Building methods and construction technology • Know how to interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures • Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures • Knowledge of thin joint masonry and masonry cladding • Thin joint masonry and masonry cladding • Know how to build solid walling, isolated and attached piers • Build solid walling, isolated and attached piers • Know how to build cavity walling forming masonry structures • Build cavity walling forming masonry structures • Construct solid and cavity walling.

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Mandatory units: • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction • Carry out safe working practices in construction • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others • Information, quantities and communicating with others • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology • Building methods and construction technology • Know how to carry out basic blocklaying skills • Carry out basic blocklaying skills • Know how to carry out basic bricklaying skills • Carry out basic bricklaying skills • Know how to carry out basic cavity walling • Carry out basic cavity walling • Know how to contribute to setting out and building basic masonry structures up to damp course level • Contribute to setting out and building basic masonry structures up to damp course level • Construct straightforward brick/block walls.

COURSE ASSESSMENT • • • • •

Coursework Oral examination Practical examination Written examination The successful completion of an online knowledge test.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to do an initial assessment and have an interview with a member of the construction team.

MATERIALS You are expected to provide your own pencils, pens and calculators.

DURATION 1 year.

COURSE ASSESSMENT • • • • •

Coursework Oral examination Practical examination Written examination The successful completion of an online knowledge test.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course is designed to be a progressional course from the Level 1 diploma in bricklaying. Therefore you must have successfully passed the Level 1 diploma. You must have a successful interview and an initial assessment, before being offered a place on the course. Due to the high skill requirements of this course, you may be asked to complete a brickwork practical demonstration.

MATERIALS You must provide your own protective footwear and writing materials.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION You are able to progress to continue to study and achieve the Level 2 (QCF) Diploma in Bricklaying, so as long that all of the elements of the full time course have been successfully achieved. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

PROGRESSION You are able to progress to the NVQ Level 2 subject to employment. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Carpentry & Joinery

Site Carpentry DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 3291

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1 REF: 3290

CAMPUS Mons Hill

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CAMPUS

COURSE CONTENT

Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT To achieve this Diploma you must achieve all specified units. Mandatory units: • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction • Carry out safe working practices in construction • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others • Information, quantities and communicating with others • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology • Building methods and construction technology • Knowledge of basic woodworking joints • Produce basic woodworking joints • Know how to maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools • Know how to prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools • Construct an external inspection hatch.

COURSE ASSESSMENT • • • • •

Coursework Oral examination Practical examination Written examination The successful completion of an online knowledge test.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have GCSE passes at grade A – E. You must sit an initial assessment and have an interview with a vocational member of staff.

Mandatory units: • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction • Carry out safe working practices in construction • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others • Information, quantities and communicating with others • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology • Building methods and construction technology • Know how to carry out first fixing operations • Carry out first fixing operations • Know how to carry out second fixing • Carry out second fixing • Know how to erect structural carcassing • Erect structural carcassing • Know how to carry out maintenance • Carry out maintenance • Know how to set up and operate a circular saw • Set up and operate a circular saw • Construct a timber frame entrance.

COURSE ASSESSMENT • • • • •

Coursework Oral examination Practical examination Written examination The successful completion of an online knowledge test.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to have passed the Level 1 diploma in carpentry. GCSEs at Grade A – E, it may be necessary to sit an initial assessment and an interview.

MATERIALS

MATERIALS Protective footwear is essential for the workshop. You must provide your own pens, pencils and calculators.

Protective footwear is essential for working in the workshop. You are expected to provide your own pencils, pens and calculators.

DURATION

DURATION

1 year.

1 year.

PROGRESSION

PROGRESSION

You are able to progress to the Level 2 (QCF) Diploma in site carpentry. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

You are able to progress to the NVQ and Level 2 subject to employment within the industry.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

CONSTRUCTION

To achieve this Diploma you must achieve all specified units.


Heating & Ventilation

Plastering DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1 REF: 3436

C&G 6128 – LEVEL 2 REF: 3588

CAMPUS Mons Hill

80

CAMPUS Mons Hill

CONSTRUCTION

COURSE CONTENT You will study: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

General safety Basic processes Fabrication and bending tube Hot water systems Hot water heating systems Gas supply Unvented systems Cold water systems Oil supply Maintain safe working environment Maintain effective working relationships Contribute to the improvement of business products Install heating and ventilating systems and components Pre-commission and de-commission heating and ventilating systems • Functional skills at Level 1.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

COURSE CONTENT Mandatory units: • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction • Know how to prepare background surfaces and plaster materials • Know how to apply plaster materials to internal backgrounds • Know how to produce components from moulds. Key Skills in AON Comms ITC. Certificate in Personal and Social Development.

COURSE ASSESSMENT • • • • •

Coursework Oral examination Practical examination Written examination The successful completion of an online knowledge test.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

On site with course tutor.

You will be required to do an initial assessment and have an interview with a member of the construction team.

Note: You need to be working within the trade to enable on site assessment to be undertaken.

GCSE at A – E.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to be working in the trade and have GCSE grades A – C in three subjects including English and Maths. You will be invited to an interview with the course tutor. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy and ideally reach Level 1 in both. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to provide any support that you might need.

MATERIALS

MATERIALS You must provide your own pens, pencils and calculators.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION You are able to progress to continue to study and achieve the Level 2 (QCF) Diploma in Plastering, as long as all of the elements of the full-time course have been successfully achieved. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

Books (to be advised on commencement of course) £40. personal protective equipment £80, overalls £10.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION C&G Domestic heating Level 3, ACS Training & Assessment or employment in the trade.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Plastering DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 3437

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Mons Hill

All materials will be provided by the college, but it is expected that you have your own protective footwear, overalls and pens, pencils etc.

COURSE CONTENT Mandatory units: • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction • Carry out safe working practices in construction • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others • Information, quantities and communicating with others • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology • Building methods and construction technology • Know how to apply plaster materials to external surfaces • Apply plaster materials to external surfaces • Know how to fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors • Fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors • Know how to form sand and cement screeds • Form sand and cement screeds • Know how to produce plaster components • Produce plaster components • Know how to apply plaster materials to internal surfaces • Apply plaster materials to internal surfaces • Know how to position and secure fibrous plaster components • Position and secure fibrous plaster components • Prepare for and apply internal and external finishings and lay floor screed; produce and fix fibrous work • Functional skills in Maths or English.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION You are able to progress to the NVQ Level 2 or continue to study and achieve the Level 3 (QCF) Diploma in Plastering. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

COURSE ASSESSMENT • • • •

Coursework Oral examination Practical examination Written examination.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must complete a Level 1 diploma in plastering but it is not essential. A successful interview and initial assessment may offer a proxy for admission.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

CONSTRUCTION

To achieve this Diploma you must achieve all specified units.

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Plumbing Studies C&G 6129 TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE – LEVEL 2 REF: 2669

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning C&G 6127/01 TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE – LEVEL 2 REF: 2914

CAMPUS 82

Mons Hill

CONSTRUCTION

COURSE CONTENT You will study the following topics: • • • • • • •

Safety Key principles Common plumbing processes Cold water systems Domestic hot water systems Above ground discharge pipework system Central heating systems.

Functional skills are also to be completed at Level 1.

CAMPUS Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT The following topics are studied: • • • • • •

Refrigeration theory Electrics Brazing Installation practice Health and Safety Safe handling of refrigerants (for those 18 or over, required for registration with governing body).

COURSE ASSESSMENT • Examination • Coursework • Practical.

Key Skills: Communication, Numeracy and I.T.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

You must attend an interview and have three GCSEs at grades A – C in English, Maths and Science or NCFE/ASET in Plumbing at Level 2 & 3.

You will be assessed by online examination.

Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

Please note that some self study and research will be required.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An interview and you should have 4 GCSEs at grades A – C to include Maths, English a science subject and one other subject. If your GCSEs are over four years old then a college assessment will be required.

Suitable boots and overalls. Text books to be advised at induction.

Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy and ideally reach Level 1 in both. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

DURATION

MATERIALS

1 year.

You will need to provide your own safety footwear.

PROGRESSION

DURATION

Employment in the trade together with NVQ Level 2 in Plumbing.

1 year.

MATERIALS

PROGRESSION Refrigeration and Air Conditioning C&G 6087 NVQ Level 2 (when you have employment within the industry). Career options: Service maintenance engineer, installation engineer, supervisory management.

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Construction

Mechanical Services

CARPENTRY, BRICKWORK & PLASTERING APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

GAS, PLUMBING, REFRIGERATION, HEATING & VENTILATING APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 2797

REF: 1560

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CAMPUS Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT Craft areas will include practical and technology and can be chosen from the following: • Brickwork • Site carpentry • Bench joinery. You will also have to study the relative technical certificate, Key Skills, Health and Safety and Employment Rights and Responsibilities. All practical training is provided in modern college workshops.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous on‐course assessment of assignments and practical in college.

CAMPUS Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at college, and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do. You will study: • Heating and ventilating (industrial, domestic and service and maintenance) • Plumbing or gas fitting, including practical experience • Background theory and technical aspects • Health and Safety • Functional skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including continual assessment, externally set examinations, and work based assessment.

You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Apprenticeship Level 2: Entry to programme is by interview and an initial assessment at the College in Literacy and Numeracy, in which you are required to achieve Level 1. Acceptance on to the programme will depend on a placement offer from an employer. You will be given help to secure your own employment or work placement.

MATERIALS You will need to provide your own paper, pens and pencils. PPE is essential for working in the workshops, protective footwear must be provided by you and any protective clothing that you may wish to wear. All other PPE is provided by the college.

DURATION 2 – 4 years.

PROGRESSION Employment within the construction industry.

Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need GCSEs in English and Maths at grade C or above, together with an initial assessment and an interview. Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

MATERIALS You will need to provide your own paper, pens and pencils. PPE is essential for working in the workshops, protective footwear must be provided by you and any protective clothing that you may wish to wear. All other PPE is provided by the college.

DURATION 2 – 4 years.

PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to NVQs in domestic heating, heating and ventilation, service and maintenance, gas fitting and plumbing or higher education, professional qualifications or seek promotion opportunities.

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Name: Lydia Shakespeare Construction Lydia came to Dudley College, enrolling on a Foundation Brickwork course and after all her hard work she knew she wanted to take her career in the construction industry further, so embarked on the 2-year BTEC National Diploma in Construction. Whilst on the course she gained employment as a Trainee Estimator with a national company, and is now looking to attend university to take a degree in construction.

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Engineers are the wealth creators for the West Midlands and around the world. The culture and essence of engineering is about problem solving. Engineers and Engineering Technicians design, create and maintain all the products and machinery you have ever seen and some you can’t see such as ’medical implants’. No business or enterprise can work without the skills of qualified engineers. At Dudley College we offer a wide range of engineering and technology courses, staffed by highly qualified and skilled engineering practitioners. We have invested substantial sums of money on new equipment and technology resources to enhance the learning experience for our students.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

114

98%

86%

Level 2

104

97%

88%

Total

218

98%

87%

Where our students go* 46% Education & Training 38% Employment 4% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

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Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Engineering & Technology

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

EAL DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 2937

REF: 3398

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

You will study 17 units in total as follows:

You will study alongside the Diploma, QPEO Level 1 gaining many practical skills (leaflet 2118).

Core units: • Mathematics • Communication and business systems for technicians • Electrical and electronic principles • Project • Health and Safety. Specialist units: • Programmable controllers • Further electrical and electronic principles • Electronics • Digital electronics • Microelectronics • Further electronics • 3 phase systems and motors • Electrical technology • Electronic fault finding • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices • Further mathematics.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through tests, assignments/coursework.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and Science or BTEC First Level 2 Engineering or an appropriate City & Guilds qualification.

Mandatory units: • Engineering environment awareness • Engineering techniques • Engineering principles • Engineering maintenance safety practices. Optional units: • Fitting and assembly techniques and technology • Machining techniques and technology (turning) • Organisational.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will complete each unit by undertaking a number of practical assignments along with an externally set, internally marked multi-choice exam covering the optional units and an externally set external marked exam covering the core units.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have GCSEs maths English at grade C and others at D or a Technical Certificate Level 1 or relevant industrial experience. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will be required to take an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. To complete your initial assessment at any time please call 01384 363 279 to book your appointment.

MATERIALS To be advised by your course tutor.

MATERIALS

DURATION

There are no specific books required, appropriate study materials/modules will be available.

2 years.

DURATION PROGRESSION

1 year.

HNC/HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or university degree. Advanced Apprenticeship or Higher Apprenticeship.

PROGRESSION Level 3 Engineering Mechanical and Manufacturing. Career options: Engineering Apprenticeship or Engineering role in manufacturing.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Electrical Computer Aided ENGINEERING OPERATIONS Design & Technology PERFORMING EAL NVQ – LEVEL 1 EXTENDED DIPLOMA BTEC – LEVEL 3

REF: 2805

REF: 3380

CAMPUS The Broadway

CAMPUS The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT You will study 17 units in total as follows: Core units: • Mathematics • Communication for technicians • Mechanical principles • Project • Health and Safety. Specialist units: • Business operations in engineering • Computer numerical control of machines • Computer aided manufacture • Computer aided draughting • Engineering design • Engineering materials • Primary forming processes • Production system design • Programmable controllers • Principles and applications of electronic devices • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices • Further Mathematics.

NVQ units: • Working safely in an engineering environment • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering • Using and communicating technical information • Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits • Assembling electrical wiring support systems. You may also be able to take City & Guilds 2330 Units 1 and 2.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The course is assessed through a portfolio of work, and practical assessments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no minimum qualifications, though an interview with the course tutor is required and an initial assessment.

MATERIALS You will need to purchase books (£60.00), list to be confirmed at induction, and appropriate workshop footwear.

DURATION 1 year.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Each unit will be assessed by you producing written assignments, assessment tests and coursework.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

PROGRESSION EAL Performing Engineering Operations – Electrical NVQ Level 2 C&G 2330 Electro Technical 2nd year. (Part-time Ref 2769)

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and Science or BTEC First Level 2 Engineering or an appropriate City & Guilds qualification.

MATERIALS To be advised by your course tutor during Induction.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Advanced Apprenticeship, HNC/HND Computer Aided Engineering, or university degree or Higher Apprenticeship.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

ENGINEERING

COURSE CONTENT

89


Electrical PERFORMING ENGINEERING OPERATIONS C&G NVQ – LEVEL 2 REF: 2806

CAMPUS 90

The Broadway

ENGINEERING

COURSE CONTENT This course aims to prepare you for an Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering. You will study: • • • •

Working safely in an engineering environment Working efficiently and effectively in engineering Using and communicating technical information Producing electrical or electronic engineering drawing using CAD • Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits • Forming and assembling electrical cable enclosure and support systems.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through a portfolio of work and practical assessments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will have an interview and take an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy. You should also have C&G Performing Engineering Operations – Electrical at NVQ Level 1.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Electrical Advanced Apprenticeship or BTEC National Diploma in Electrical Engineering.

Name: Kay Gibbons Mechanical Engineering Kay had spent a small amount of time working in an engineering workshop and enjoyed the work so much she decided to study for a qualification and make a career of it. “I knew I needed extensive skills to give me the edge in a male dominated area of work, so I decided to study at Dudley College and have never looked back. I thoroughly enjoy my time at college and am looking forward to moving on to the next level.”

Dudley College Success Stories For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Electromechanical Engineering FOUNDATION STUDIES – LEVEL 1 REF: 3652

91

CAMPUS The Broadway

• Working safely in an engineering environment This unit identifies a range of basic competences that will ensure you are able to work safely in a engineering environment. • Working effectively and efficiently in engineering This unit identifies competence that will prepare you for team work and as an individual in the engineering sector.

1 year.

PROGRESSION This qualification will allow progression to Level 2 mechanical/electrical programmes and Performing Engineering Operations NVQ Level 2. Progress to SEMTA Engineering Apprenticeship Framework can be achieved with successful completion of this qualification.

• Using and communicating technical information In this unit you will develop the skills to extract technical information from a range of documentation such as engineering drawing technical manuals and data tables then using the information in a job role. • Making components using hand tools and fitting techniques Whilst making components you will develop a range of hand-fitting skills using a variety of hand tools.You will follow job instructions identifying material tools and equipment required to manufacture any component. • Wiring electrical equipment and circuits You will complete wiring operations to the required specification using appropriate tools, test equipment and components safely. • Developing employability skills which delivers effective career learning.

COURSE ASSESSMENT During the course you must successfully complete a series of tasks which demonstrate your competency. Qualification awarded is based on: • Successful assessment of practical skills • Completion of a portfolio of written work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2 GCSEs at grade D or E, preferably including Maths. A successful introductory day comprising of an interview and a minimum of Entry Level 3 in an initial assessment in Numeracy and Literacy is required. Additionally, you need to demonstrate at the interview a genuine interest in engineering.

MATERIALS Books to read to help with your study you will be notified by your course tutor.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

ENGINEERING

DURATION

COURSE CONTENT


Electro Technical

Engineering

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 3

APPRENTICESHIP, ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP & HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2, 3 & 4

REF: 636

REF: 641

92

CAMPUS The Broadway

ENGINEERING

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefit of experience at work, supported by learning at college and is especially suited if you do not wish to remain in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do. You will study: • • • • •

Electrical workshop Regulations Electrical principles Craft theory and practices Functional skills.

During the course you will have the opportunity to achieve a C&G 2330 Electro Technical Certificate Level 3 and the AM2 Test.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

CAMPUS The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT There are a number of options available. Examples are: Manufacturing/mechanical engineering, including maintenance and multiskills: To develop practical skills in measuring, marking out, IT skills, turning, milling and basic engineering drawing. Also class work relating the theory to the practical training in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualification. OR Electro Mechanical Engineering: To develop practical skills in assembly, test and fault finding of electrical/electronic components, equipment, and systems. Both routes also cover Health and Safety and Safe Working Practices in the workplace.

The NVQ is continually assessed at college and in the workplace and is based on a portfolio of evidence. The C&G 2330 award is assessed by examinations and coursework assessments. Key skills consist of assignments and examinations.

During your “on-the-Job” experience in a company you will develop your skills further under actual working conditions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Continual assessment for NVQs coupled with assignments and/or examinations depending on course of study.

You must be in employment in the electrical industry with a company capable of supporting an NVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation (Building Structures). You will need to have 3 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade C or above and an IT Level 1 qualification. An interview and an initial assessment will be needed.

MATERIALS Stationery and portfolio materials.

DURATION 2 – 3 years.

PROGRESSION

COURSE ASSESSMENT

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be employed to be an Apprentice. If you do not have a work placement or an offer of a placement, Dudley College may be able to help you find an employer. You will be assessed prior to starting the course and will be designated an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship to reflect your assessment performance and the wishes of your sponsoring employer. Apprenticeship Level 2: You will be required to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of abilities.

From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualifications or seek promotion opportunities.

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and Science and a good command of English.

Careers include: Electrician or management within the electrical industry.

MATERIALS Stationery and portfolio materials.

DURATION 1 – 2 years (each level).

PROGRESSION Higher National Diploma/Certificate in Engineering.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Improving Operational Performance APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 REF: 3386

93

COURSE ASSESSMENT

The Broadway

Continual assessment and/or examinations depending on the course of study.

COURSE CONTENT There are three pathways available as follows: Pathway 1: Performing Engineering Operations Apprenticeship Level 2. You will study: • Working safely in an engineering environment, Working efficiently and effectively in engineering, using and communicating technical information, plus 3 other units from a range of options • Key Skills – Application of number – Level 1, Communication – Level 1 • (ERR) Employment Responsibilities and Rights. This course is designed to develop practical skills in turning, milling and hand fitting, along with basic skills in measuring and reading engineering drawings, in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have employed status to take part in an Apprenticeship. Our Employability Hub recruitment service can support you to find employment opportunities if unemployed. The Employment Hub can be located on the ground floor of H block at The Broadway and is a new facility which aims to help anyone looking for employment. Entry on to an Apprenticeship is by interview and an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy at the college. Acceptance on to the program will depend on a placement offer from an employer. Industrial Application Apprenticeships require a minimum entry standard of at least 2 GCSEs at Grade E or above in Mathematics and English.

Pathway 2: Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2. You will be given help to secure your own employment or work placement.

You will study: • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational level. Safety, promoting effective working relationships or contributing to effective team working. Plus 3 other units from a range of options • Key Skills – Application of number – Level 1, Communication – Level 1 • (ERR) Employment Responsibilities and Rights. This course is designed to develop practical skills in methodical assembly/sequencing and performance training techniques in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualification during your ‘on-the-job’ experience in a company you will develop your skills further under actual working conditions.

MATERIALS Study pack, stationery and portfolio materials.

DURATION 1 – 2 years (each pathway).

PROGRESSION Advanced Apprenticeship.

Pathway 3: Business Improvement Techniques Level 2. You will study: • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, contributing to effective team working, contributing to the application of workplace organisation techniques, contributing to the application of continuous improvement techniques (Kaizen), contributing to the development of visual management systems. Plus one optional unit • Key Skills – Application of number – Level 1, Communication – Level 1 • (ERR) Employment Responsibilities and Rights.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

ENGINEERING

CAMPUS


Hair & Beauty 94 HAIR & BEAUTY

Whether your aim is to work in a commercial salon, health farm, sports centre, freelance or even on a cruise liner, we have a programme that will meet your individual needs and lead to an industry recognised qualification.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

80

97%

97%

Level 2

101

95%

93%

Level 3

65

96%

96%

Total

246

96%

95%

Where our students go*

We provide first class training in a highly professional environment through a purpose built training centre with up-to-the-minute facilities and the very latest in technology. You will work with products from leading manufacturers and attend training events in specialist techniques, organised with some of the top companies in the hair, beauty and complementary industry.

63% Education & Training 27% Employment 1% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

You will have the opportunity to take part in photo shoots and get lots of local press coverage.You can also enter locally organised competitions and visit a whole range of trade fairs, including Salon International, G-mex and Spring Salon. Real life experience in our salons will ensure you are fully prepared for the world of work.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


95 HAIR & BEAUTY

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Beauty Therapy

Beauty Therapy

NVQ – LEVEL 1

NVQ – LEVEL 2

REF: 2656

REF: 18

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

You will study five mandatory units: • Health and Safety • Salon reception duties • Preparing and maintaining the beauty therapy area • Assist with facial treatments • Assist with nail treatments on the hands.

• • • • • • • • •

96 HAIR & BEAUTY

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous course assessment including: • Practical observations in a salon environment • Oral questioning • Written modular tests. Production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external verification. You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme during your course of study. A work placement or part-time employment within the beauty industry would be advantageous.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A successful interview which will include an initial assessment. You must demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills, show a genuine interest in beauty therapy and display a positive attitude to study.

MATERIALS A beauty therapy kit is required along with a protective uniform/clothing. A book list will be issued at induction. Uniform – £55.00 Kit – £90.00 Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 on successful completion of Beauty Therapy Level 1, subject to an interview.

Health and Safety Reception Team work Key skills Facial work Make up application Removal of unwanted hair Eye treatments Nail care.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous on course assessment involving: • • • •

Practical observations Externally set written/online modular tests Oral questioning Completion of projects and workbooks and production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external verification.

You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme during your course of study. A Work placement or part-time employment within the beauty industry would be advantageous.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A successful interview which will include an initial assessment and either: a NVQ Level 1 Beauty Therapy qualification, an equivalent qualification or relevant work-related experiences. You must also demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills, show a genuine interest in beauty therapy and display a positive attitude to study.

MATERIALS A beauty therapy kit is required along with a protective uniform/clothing. A book list will be issued at induction. Uniform – £55.00 Kit – £150.00 Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 on successful completion of Level 2, subject to an interview.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Beauty Therapy

DURATION

NVQ – LEVEL 3

PROGRESSION

REF: 19

1 year.

VTCT Level 4 Business Management. Career options: Beauty therapy, international work and management in salons, spa, clinics, hotels, fitness centres or freelance.

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

97

COURSE CONTENT HAIR & BEAUTY

The course consists of mandatory, optional and additional modules. • • • • •

Anatomy and physiology Body massage Electrical face and body treatments Epilation Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities • Provide stone therapy treatments • Monitor procedures to safely control operations • Work experience.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous on course assessment involving: • • • •

Practical observations Externally set written/online modular tests Oral questioning Completion of projects and workbooks and production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to internal and external verification.

You are required to take part in the college’s work experience programme during your course of study. A work placement or part-time employment within the beauty industry would be advantageous.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A successful interview which will include an initial assessment and either: a NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification or relevant industrial experience. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to provide any support that you might need. To complete your initial assessment at any time please call 01384 363 279 to book your appointment.

MATERIALS A beauty therapy kit is required along with a protective uniform/clothing. A book list will be issued at induction. Uniform – £55.00 Kit – £138.00

Name: Kelly Mallen and Kelly Welding Hair & Beauty Kelly Mallen and Kelly Welding both studied NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy and had lots of good things to say about coming to the college... Kelly Mallen said “You get treated as an adult and the tutors are really supportive and helpful. The hours I do at college also fit in well with my part-time job, which is brilliant.” Whilst Kelly Welding explained “I feel the skills I am learning will give me the edge in the future when applying for jobs. Being at college is great as I am studying a course I really enjoy and finding it fascinating.” Both are planning on studying the next level qualification in hair and beauty at the college, so we look forward to seeing more of them soon!

Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

Dudley College Success Stories For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Hairdressing

Hairdressing

NVQ – LEVEL 1

NVQ – LEVEL 2

REF: 2288

REF: 1030

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

• Shampoo and condition hair • Contribute to salon reception duties • Contribute to the development of effective working relationships • Support health and safety in salon • Contribute to perming and colouring processes.

Basic practitioner level hairdressing programme covering:

98 HAIR & BEAUTY

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous course assessment including practical observations, oral questioning and written modular tests. Production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external verification.

• • • • • • • • •

Hair and scalp analysis Shampooing and conditioning Blow drying Cutting Colouring Permanent waving Reception duties Health and Safety Teamwork.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous course assessment including:

You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme and open days during your course of study.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A successful interview which will include an initial assessment. You must demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills, show a genuine interest in hairdressing and display a positive attitude to study.

MATERIALS A hairdressing kit is required along with a protective uniform/clothing. A book list will be issued at induction.

• Assignments (for revision) • Online tests • Oral questioning. Production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external verification. You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme and open days during your course of study.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Uniform – £55.00 Kit – £125.00

A successful interview which will include an initial assessment and a practical activity.You must demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills and display a positive attitude to study.

Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

MATERIALS

DURATION

A hairdressing kit is required along with a protective uniform/clothing. A book list will be issued at induction.

1 year.

PROGRESSION Hairdressing NVQ Level 2.

Uniform – £55.00 Kit – £145.00 Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Hairdressing NVQ Level 3 following successful interview/experience. Career options: Junior stylist – salon based, freelance hairdresser, health farms, hotels or cruise liner.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Hairdressing

Hairdressing

C&G NVQ – LEVEL 3

DIPLOMA VRQ – LEVEL 2

REF: 3686

REF: 3647

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

The course will cover:

The course will cover:

Mandatory units: • Practical and theory of hairdressing • Health and Safety • Fashion colouring and perming • Long hair techniques • Promotional activities • Fashion cutting.

• • • • • •

99

COURSE ASSESSMENT Option units: • Perm and neutralise using advanced techniques • Retail and reception. You will be based in a hairdressing salon where you will receive real work experience and training. The hairdressing programme incorporates both college and work based assessment.

• Online/written tests • Assignments • Practical assessments carried out on friends, family, clients or a block head.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An interest in a career in hairdressing.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

MATERIALS

Continual practical assessment and external tests are set throughout the length of the programme. This includes assessments in the workplace.

Uniform – £55.00 Kit – £145.00

DURATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be operating at Level 2, have salon industrial experience and/or hold an NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing qualification. You must also be in employment or have secured your own work placement within the hairdressing industry (paid or voluntary). Assessments will be completed at college and in the work place throughout the programme. This can be negotiated at interview. A successful interview and initial assessment (Literacy and Numeracy) is required.

1 year.

PROGRESSION VRQ Level 3 Hairdressing.

MATERIALS A hairdressing kit is required along with a protective uniform/clothing. A book list will be issued at induction. Uniform – £55.00 Kit – £87.00 Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Salon Management Level 4 or a Teaching in Further Education Certificate.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

HAIR & BEAUTY

Shampoo and condition hair Dressing hair Blow drying Cutting Colouring Reception.


Hairdressing VRQ – LEVEL 3 REF: 1035

Beauty Apprenticeship LEVEL 2 REF: 3664

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

100

COURSE CONTENT HAIR & BEAUTY

The course will cover:

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

• • • • •

Hairdressing theory and practice Health and Safety Fashion cutting, colouring and perming Long hair techniques Promotional activities.

COURSE ASSESSMENT • • • •

Continuous course assessment Assignments Written/online test papers Work based assessment available.

Production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external verification. You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme and open days during your course of study.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

COURSE CONTENT The course consists of mandatory, optional and additional modules. • • • • • • • • • •

Anatomy and physiology Body massage Electrical face and body treatments Epilation Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities Provide stone therapy treatments Monitor procedures to safely control operations Work experience Key skills in Maths and English Employers rights and responsibilities.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment takes place within college and in the work placement.

A satisfactory trade test will be required and references may be sought. Examples of current work will be required in the form of a portfolio. You must also demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skill, show a genuine interest in the hairdressing industry and display a positive attitude to study. Employed status or regular work placement within the hairdressing industry is preferable.

Continuous on course assessment involving: • Practical observations • Externally set written/online modular tests • Oral questioning.

MATERIALS

Grade C for Maths and English or functional/key skills Level 1 in English and Maths.

You will usually already have the required equipment at this level. If not, then details are available from course tutor.

MATERIALS

VRQ Level 3 Kit – £138.00 Uniform – £55.00

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Salon Management Level 4 or a career as a salon technician, manufacturer technician, senior stylist.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Uniform – £55.00 Kit – £138.00

DURATION 1 – 2 years.

PROGRESSION The student can progress on to higher education on completion of their Level 3 qualification. VTCT Level 4 Business Management. Career options: Beauty therapy, international work and management in salons, spa, clinics, hotels, fitness centres or freelance.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Hairdressing Apprenticeship NVQ – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 643

101

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

The following equipment and protective clothing to be provided by the trainee:

COURSE CONTENT You will study the following units: • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety. • Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation • Advise and consult with clients • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp • Cut hair using basic techniques • Style, dress and finish hair using basic techniques • Perm and neutralise using basic techniques • Change hair colour using basic techniques • Reception skills.

A kit containing scissors, a selection of combs and brushes etc. Uniform to be worn will be black trousers, tunic and shoes Supplier information and price lists will be issued during college induction.

DURATION 1 – 2 years.

PROGRESSION Ladies Hairdressing NVQ Level 3.

Plus additional units for Key Skills. You will be based in a hairdressing salon where you will receive real work experience and training. The hairdressing programme incorporates both college and work based assessment.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continual assessment and external tests in Key Skills (unless exemptions apply). Exemptions from Key Skills include GCSE at grade C or above in English Language/Literature, Maths and Information Technology.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement and worked in the salon environment for at least 1 week. Apprenticeship Level 2: GCSEs at grades A to D to include English at grade D or above, with excellent communication skills and a successful interview and initial assessment. Advanced Level 3: A minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

HAIR & BEAUTY

CAMPUS


Hospitality 102 HOSPITALITY

Dudley College is delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, it is introducing new courses in catering and hospitality. This exciting development will use expertise and facilities both at the college and with local partners in order to provide a variety of experiences within the catering and hospitality industry. As a student on this course you will be able to develop the skills and abilities you need, in order to pursue an interesting and rewarding career in this fast developing industry.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


103 HOSPITALITY

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Professional Cookery DIPLOMA – LEVELS 1 & 2 REF: TBC

104

CAMPUS The Broadway

HOSPITALITY

COURSE CONTENT The practical programmes will provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in catering and hospitality. You will be based in our brand new, fully equipped, training kitchen. Additionally, there will be opportunities available to you to attend work placements and educational visits to local restaurants and suppliers. You will develop skills, work under pressure and learn to be part of a team. You will also undertake additional qualifications as part of this course which will enhance your career opportunities. You will study a range of different modules including: • Food safety • Health and Safety • Healthy eating • Costing • Menu planning • Preparing and cooking different foods.

COURSE ASSESSMENT • Practical activities • Assignment work Method of teaching: • Practical activities • Project work • Classroom based activities • Visits and external speakers.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Level 1: Minimum of 4 GCSE Levels D – G Level 2: Previous catering qualification (can include GCSE in Food or Catering).

DURATION 1 year (each level).

PROGRESSION Each course leads directly on to the next, giving a full training in professional cookery. The Level 2 and 3 diploma can be studied as either a full time programme or an Apprenticeship.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Hospitality. The industry in a nutshell. The hospitality sector includes businesses that provide food, beverages, and/or accommodation services. This includes restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs, hotels, contract catering, and hospitality services.

• Hotels offer careers in management, event organisation, restaurant and bar work, as well as a range of operational roles, including finance, human resources and marketing. • Careers in restaurants include management and chef work. • Pubs, bars and clubs offer opportunities in licensed retailing, management, promotions and event management. • Contract catering involves providing professional food services within organisations such as hospitals, schools, universities, entertainment venues and large public and private sector businesses. • Events, conferences and meetings are big business. Around 60% of conferences and events take place in hotels, mainly because there are far more hotels than other types of venue, but they are also held in conference centres, multi-purpose venues and unusual locations.

How big is this industry? • The UK hospitality and catering industry is made up of about 263,000 outlets, and employs a workforce of 1.7 million people. A further 270,500 people are employed in closely-related areas such as travel and tourist services, gambling, holiday parks, youth hostels and attractions. • There are just over 46,000 hotels and guest houses in the UK with an annual turnover of around £40billion. • Restaurants employ over 526,000 full-time and part-time staff throughout the UK. • There has been a 27% increase in the number of people working as conference and exhibition managers over the last five years and a 13% increase in the number of people working as hotel and accommodation managers over the same period.

Where can I work? • There is expected to be an increase in the amount of hospitality related jobs available as a result of the London Olympics in 2012. • The hospitality sector is truly international, and skills and experience gained in one country can be used in similar jobs throughout the world. London and southeast England have the largest proportion of hotels, bars and restaurants, although vacancies exist across the UK.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

HOSPITALITY

What kind of work can I do?

105


106

Information Technology

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

At Dudley College we have several computer rooms all equipped with the latest hardware and software, including multimedia and programming software and a network room with the latest industry standard Cisco equipment. The computing industry is very diverse and this is reflected in the types of courses we offer. If your interests lie in developing web sites, programming or in supporting and maintaining hardware, we have a course for you.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

54

96%

93%

Level 2

63

89%

91%

Level 3

47

100%

90%

Total

164

94%

92%

Where our students go* 53% Education & Training 24% Employment 9% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

We offer a variety of courses in computing allowing you to make a choice between preparing for employment or progressing to higher level courses/university. All our staff are experienced, highly trained and committed to your success and will give you the opportunity to take a variety of additional short programmes to broaden your knowledge and interests.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


107 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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IT Users

ICT

EDEXCEL BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 3441

REF: 2933

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This course is ideal if you want to develop a career in the field of ICT but currently have no formal qualifications. During the course, you will study:

A two semester programme designed to gain entry to the BTEC National Diploma IT Level 3, City & Guilds System Support Level 2, or Business Studies Level 3. This qualification offers you a programme of study that is directly related to this work experience, or to an aspect of employment that you wish to move into.

108 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

IT software fundamentals Spreadsheet software IT communication fundamentals Using the internet Using email Design software Imaging software Website software Improving productivity using IT Desktop publishing software Word processing software IT user fundamentals Presentation software.

You will also study: • Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT • Personal Social Development.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Core units: • Communicating in IT • Working in IT • Computer systems. Specialist units: • Event driven programming • Website development • Computer graphics • Spreadsheet software.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment will be via assignments for all units.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will be assessed by assignment work for each subject area.

You should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English and Maths.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

MATERIALS

You will need to have GCSEs at grades D – G (including Maths and English), genuine motivation to study this subject and a strong desire to learn. Due to the low entry qualifications all students are required to have an interview with the course tutor prior to being accepted.

MATERIALS A USB pen drive is required to keep backup copies of your work.

A USB or other data storage device.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION BTEC National Diploma IT Level 3, City & Guilds System Support Level 2, Business Studies at Level 3.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION BTEC First Diploma in ICT for Practitioners Level 2.

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ICT for Practitioners BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 3055

MATERIALS You will need to provide your own stationery and USB memory stick.

CAMPUS The Broadway

2 years.

COURSE CONTENT The course consists of 18 units which will give you a broad appreciation of ICT and covers the following topics:

PROGRESSION HND Computing or University Graduate programmes.

Core units: • Communication and employability skills for ICT • Computer systems • Information systems. Optional units: • Principles of computer networks • Computer game design • Computer animation • Developing computer games • 2D animation production • Multimedia design • Website production and management • Digital graphics and computers • Installing and upgrading software • Spreadsheet modelling • E-commerce • Organisational systems security • Advanced database skills • IT projects • Client side customisation of web pages.

COURSE ASSESSMENT All units are coursework and portfolio based with the emphasis on evidencing your skills and knowledge rather than testing your memory.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 or more GCSEs at grade C and above, to include Maths and English. If you have successfully completed the BTEC First Diploma in ICT with at least Merits you are encouraged to apply, however, this would be subject to a satisfactory interview with the course tutor. If you have practical work experience but no formal qualification you will be considered following an interview with the course tutor. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DURATION

109


ICT Systems Support C&G DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 2464

ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals LEVEL 3

110

REF: 2312

CAMPUS The Broadway

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

COURSE CONTENT Mandatory units: • Maintaining equipment and systems, preventative maintenance, remedial solutions, maintaining documentation and health and safety in the workplace • Customer support provision, identifying customers requirements, improving support to customers, provision of help and advice, implementation of improvements • Repair centre procedures, use test equipment and diagnostic software, identify solutions for failures, dismantle and reassemble equipment, repair equipment • Networking principles • Install hardware and software into networked system • Identify network problems and apply remedial solutions • Install and configure equipment and operating systems testing and assembly of hardware, loading software components and selecting/applying test procedures.

COURSE ASSESSMENT A mixture of online multiple choice tests and practical assessments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must hold either: 2 GCSEs at grade C or above with GCSE Maths and English at grade D or above OR BTEC First Diploma (merit) plus GCSE Maths and English grade D or above OR If you have slightly lower grades but show aptitude and interest, your application will also be considered.

MATERIALS You will be expected to provide your own stationery. The purchase of a small tool kit is essential for practical activities. Advice will be given at the start of the course.

CAMPUS The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT Subjects you will study: • Plan for the delivery of ICT support services, assist in the acquisition of ICT systems • Investigate network performance/bottlenecks/future requirements. Propose equipment and support within financial restraints • Customer support provision • Provide support to users • Record requests/actions/trends • Recommend improvements and training • Network principles • Install, configure and integrate networked hardware and software • Plan, build and configure workstations and networks • Connect work stations into a common network • Install and test software across the network (E-mail, anti-virus) • Install and configure software • Backup systems, install typical software, documentation and testing • ICT Security, ICT Systems Security, implementing ICT security, securing systems against virus attacks.

COURSE ASSESSMENT A range of assessment methods including online assessments as well as a practical assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need one of the following: C&G ICT Systems & Support Diploma Level 2 or similar. 4 GCSEs at Level C or above with GCSE Maths and English at Level D or above.

MATERIALS DURATION 1 year.

You will need to provide your own stationery. It is expected that you will purchase your own small tool kit for practical work. All other materials will be provided by the college.

PROGRESSION Employment as a technician. Level 3 System Support course followed by an HND.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Employment in Systems Support. HND Computing. Apprenticeship.

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Information Technology APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 645

111

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suitable if you do not wish to remain in full-time education and have a good idea of what you wish to do. Depending on the IT NVQ chosen, various modules can be chosen. These can include: IT Users Technology Level 2 & 3: • Using IT effectively • Operating a computer • Word processing software • Spreadsheets software • Evaluating the impact of IT. IT Practitioner Level 2 or IT Professional Level 3: • Technical fault diagnosis • Testing ICT systems • Technical advice and guidance • Working with ICT hardware and equipment • Personal and organisational effectiveness • Functional skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT By a variety of methods – on course portfolio of evidence (electronic), externally set examinations and work-based assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need 3 GCSEs to include Maths and English at grade C or above and 2 other subjects at GCSE grade D, together with a successful interview including an initial assessment and references. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You must have completed an Apprenticeship Level 2 or, in exceptional circumstances, hold other relevant qualifications. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

DURATION 2 – 4 years.

PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualifications or seek promotion opportunities.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

CAMPUS


Media 112 MEDIA

All of us are surrounded by media messages every day – from advertisements, TV programmes, films and printed material, to the internet and use of ’New Media'. We are all affected by what we see, hear and read. Media is a global, multi-billion pound industry employing hundreds of thousands of people in numerous roles. Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in TV commercials, the planning, preparation and production of your favourite magazine or the production of a top artiste’s latest video/single release?

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

16

100%

96%

Level 3

12

100%

95%

Total

28

100%

96%

Where our students go* 54% Education & Training 18% Employment 14% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

Well, the fascinating and rewarding world of media is opened up for up for you within our Creative Media Department. Our media staff are seasoned professionals all serving their careers in the newspaper, television, radio and filmmaking industries. They will train and teach you in our state-of-the-art TV broadcast studio and film editing facilities. You will be using industry standard software and have the opportunity to work on live projects throughout your course. Our courses encompass all aspects of creative media enabling you to gain a broad understanding of this global and growing industry.

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113 MEDIA

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Creative Media Production BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 2853

114

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

MEDIA

COURSE CONTENT The programme will consist of 18 units of study, covering theory and practical in the following subject areas: • Understanding research techniques involved in media production and professional practice within the media industry • Specialisms will include digital imaging • Writing and editing copy • Interview and presentation techniques. This course will also provide the opportunity to understand video technology through the study of film and television techniques, animation and graphic design.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed on your coursework, practical and project.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will attend an interview and have the following qualifications: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or BTEC First Diploma in Media. If you have experience but no formal qualifications you will be asked to attend an interview. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

MATERIALS You will be asked for a contribution. This covers the cost of consumables such as developing fluid, CDs, data saving equipment.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION HND Media or BA in Media. Career options: Journalism, video tape operator or graphics Apprenticeship.

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Name: Danielle Greenhouse Media When Danielle began her BTEC National Diploma Media Production course, it was with some apprehension. Being a quiet, shy person, she wondered if she would cope with the work and pace the course demanded. Within a matter of weeks, Danielle applied herself wholeheartedly to her studies and made remarkable progress. So much so that she was awarded ’Media Student of the Year’ for year 1. Danielle’s National Diploma will secure her entry to the University of Worcester where she wants to carry on studying Media and Cultural Studies.

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Motor Vehicle 116 MOTOR VEHICLE

Motor vehicle courses at Dudley College provide the skills required by car manufacturers, as well as the motor vehicle garage trades such as vehicle maintenance and repair. Our aim is to provide you with the best opportunities to develop specialist skills in either light or heavy vehicle technology, which is supported by two well-equipped workshops.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts Achievement National Benchmark

Entry Level 3 11

90%

n/a

Level 1

63

97%

91%

Level 2

43

93%

90%

Level 3

8

100%

92%

Total

125

95%

91%

Where our students go* 69% Education & Training 13% Employment *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

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117 MOTOR VEHICLE

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Vehicle Maintenance C&G 3902 – ENTRY LEVEL 3 REF: 2991

118 MOTOR VEHICLE

CAMPUS

PROGRESSION

Wolverhampton Street

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – Level 1.

COURSE CONTENT This award is composed of ten units and is designed to give you the basic knowledge which will enable you to progress towards the minimum qualifications or skill levels required for entry into the industry. The following subjects will be studied: • Engine lubrication • Engine cooling • Fuel and exhaust systems • Spark ignition systems • Electrical systems • Braking systems • Steering and suspension systems • Wheel and tyre systems • Transmission systems • Body and interior cleaning. The programme places an emphasis on learning by doing, and is assessed by a combination of practical assignments and oral knowledge tests. To gain the full certificate you will need to complete practical tasks for each unit, and oral questioning for the units on engine and lubrication, spark ignition systems, steering and suspension and wheel and tyre systems. Functional Skills: Communication, Maths and ICT.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed by defining practical tasks and completing knowledge tests.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no entry requirements, acceptance will be subject to an interview with the course tutor and an initial assessment. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to provide any support that you might need.

Name: Shaun Palmer Motor Vehicle “I’m really surprised at how much I’ve learnt since I started the course. I’ve got lots of new skills now that will help me get a job or an Apprenticeship. Training on working cars really makes the course interesting, as it helps you understand how engines work, and how to fix them. I’m more confident talking to people now, and it’s really nice coming to college and being treated as an adult.”

MATERIALS You will need to provide your own safety shoes/boots (with steel toecaps) and overalls.

DURATION 1 year.

Dudley College Success Stories

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Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

LIGHT VEHICLE IMI DIPLOMA VRQ – LEVEL 1

LIGHT VEHICLE IMI DIPLOMA VRQ – LEVEL 2

REF: 2994

REF: 2995

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Wolverhampton Street

Wolverhampton Street

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

You will study the following modules: • Vehicle servicing and repair • Vehicle technologies • Workshop practice • Removal and replacement of components • Service and repair of automotive vehicles.

You will study: • Vehicle servicing and repair • Vehicle technology • Workshop practice.

In addition you may take the National Award units in Maths and Science.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Functional Skills: Communication, Maths and ICT.

• IMI Awards set Practical Tasks • IMI Awards set Online Testing • IMI Awards set Written Assignment (Coursework).

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through practical assessments and online testing.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have 4 GCSEs at grade D or above in English, Maths, Science and one other subject or C&G 3901 Vehicle Maintenance Entry Level 3. You should be able to organise written information clearly and coherently, therefore Literacy and Numeracy skills at Level 1 are required. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

MATERIALS To be confirmed by your tutor.

DURATION

Functional Skills: Maths.

The assessment of this VRQ is made up of 3 components:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above and IMI Award in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Award Level 1 or equivalent. You will also take an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy skills. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

MATERIALS To be advised by your tutor.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION

1 year.

IMI Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Light Vehicle Mechanics Level 3 (Part-time) or an Apprenticeship.

PROGRESSION IMI Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle) Level 2 or an Apprenticeship.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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Vehicle Maintenance & Repair


Maintenance & Repair

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

LIGHT VEHICLE IMI – LEVEL 3

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 3276

REF: 688

120

CAMPUS MOTOR VEHICLE

Wolverhampton Street

COURSE CONTENT • Diagnose and rectify light vehicle engine and component faults • Diagnose and rectify light vehicle chassis system faults • Diagnose and rectify auxiliary equipment electrical faults • Diagnose and rectify light vehicle transmission and driveline system faults.

COURSE ASSESSMENT 50% of the course is practical based. The requirements will be met by the use of the IMI Award’s practical assessments. These assessments ensure rigour and quality of assessment by measuring the candidate’s application of the underpinning knowledge of critical Light Vehicle areas, such as braking systems and other Light Vehicle safety related systems. To satisfy the regulatory bodies’ requirements for these qualifications to receive national recognition, part of the assessment criteria must contain independent testing (i.e. external assessment). This criteria has been met by the IMI Awards online tests. IMI Awards have developed a set of phase tests which will ensure that the candidate meets the learning outcomes not covered by the IMI Awards practical assessments.

CAMPUS Wolverhampton Street

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefit of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study: • • • •

Service and maintenance of road vehicles Health and Safety Systems vehicle technology Functional skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by portfolio of work, externally set examinations and work-based assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English at grade D together with an interview and an initial assessment. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Maths, together with an interview.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must be in employment or have secured a work placement.

It is recommended that for direct entry on to the Diploma, you will have 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in Maths, English and a science based subject.

MATERIALS To be advised by tutor.

Other appropriate prior learning could include the IMIAL Level 2 Award in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (various routes) or equivalent motor vehicle qualifications from other awarding bodies.

DURATION

If you have no formal qualifications or prior experience, completion of the Level 2 Certificate is considered to be essential.

Professional qualifications in supervisory management, MOT Tester or Higher Education.

2 – 4 years.

PROGRESSION

MATERIALS To be advised by tutor.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION NVQ in vehicle repairs and maintenance BTEC or IMI management qualifications.

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Motor Vehicle “I really want to work in a garage, so I’m at college to get my qualifications, and then I’m all set to get a job. Because we’re all studying to be mechanics, the whole group’s got lots in common so it’s been really easy to make friends.”

Name: Paviter Singh Motor Vehicle “I travel in from Birmingham because the course is really good. If you’re stuck on anything, the tutors will set time aside to help you, or you can ask the other people on the course, because sometimes we’re all stuck on the same thing and everyone helps each other!”

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MOTOR VEHICLE

Name: Jose Holden


Music Achievement Rate*

122

Whether performing or recording is your passion, Dudley College has the right music course for you.

MUSIC

As a music student you will be given the opportunity to both perform and compose and hone your skills in front of a live audience. Music technology students work primarily in the studio, recording, mixing and producing their own work ready for marketing to the industry. In addition, you will be given the skills to organise and produce a live music event.

Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 3

8

100%

95%

Total

8

100%

95%

Where our students go* 17% Education & Training 33% Employment 33% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

Why study at Dudley College? • Teaching by industry trained professionals • Fully equipped rehearsal rooms • Professional standard recording studios • Apple Macintosh studios • Work experience opportunities • Live gigs in professional venues.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


123 MUSIC

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Music Practice BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 1714

Music Technology SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 3671

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

124

COURSE CONTENT MUSIC

You will study a wide variety of modules including: (subject to change) • • • • •

Rehearsal techniques Performance techniques Composition Listening skills Ensemble and solo techniques.

You will have the opportunity to perform before a wide range of audiences with a variety of projects throughout the course.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous assessment throughout the course and an externally assessed final project.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (one of which should be in Music) and appropriate music experience. You will be required to provide your own specialist musical instruments (excluding drum kit and keyboards). Exceptional entry will be granted at the tutor’s discretion.

MATERIALS All reading materials for this course are available from the college library. You will be required to pay £25.00 towards appropriate educational visits. You will be required to provide your own specialist musical instruments, excluding drum kit and keyboards.

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT Mandatory units: • Music production techniques • Sequencing systems and techniques. Specialist units: • Live sound techniques • Music technology in performance • The sound and music industry • Delivering a music product.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed mainly through practical assignments in the recording studio.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Ideally 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or a relevant vocational qualification. Music experience is desirable.

MATERIALS A pair of headphones and a data drive is desirable. The college will help with these costs. The ability to play a musical instrument and (where needed) to provide your own is desirable.

DURATION 1 year.

DURATION

PROGRESSION

2 years.

As part of an A level programme or in conjuction with a National Diploma, this course will provide sufficient UCAS points for university entry.

PROGRESSION Higher Education at university. Career options: In the music industry at BTEC National Level.

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Music Technology BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 3450

125

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

MUSIC

COURSE CONTENT Modules include: • Music production techniques • Music and sound for moving image • Sound and music industry • Live sound techniques • Popular music in practice.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous coursework assessment will take place through the course and you will be assessed on practical work in the recording studio.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (one of which should ideally be in music) and appropriate music experience.

MATERIALS A set of good quality headphones is essential.

DURATION 2 years.

Name: Daniel Nock Music Paul McCartney spoke of the ’Long and Winding Road’ and this is certainly mirrored in the path taken by Daniel in his journey of success. A rather nervous Daniel applied for a place on the BTEC National Diploma in Music. However, there was no need for nerves as he flew through both the audition and the interview like a true professional!

PROGRESSION This course will provide sufficient UCAS points for study in Higher Education. A BSC or BA in Music Technology would provide suitable progression. Alternatively, a career in the industry may be pursued.

Daniel’s skills and confidence have grown immeasurably and being at college has helped him fulfil his goals. As for his journey to success, that will continue at Wolverhampton University where he’ll be studying a BA in Popular Music.

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Performing Arts & Production Arts

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

Train to perform and entertain with us in our fabulous Evolve Theatre. As a performing arts student you will take part in major productions during our winter and summer seasons. As well as performances in house, you will also perform in venues locally and further afield to equip you with experience of performing to a live audience. If you have a passion for performing arts and want to study on a course that will prepare you for the world of entertainment, then Dudley College has the right course for you. The production arts course works alongside musical theatre, drama and dance to produce and support their productions, enabling students to gain a diverse and personalised education experience of working in the industry. You will acquire skills that are essential when working in design and production for film, TV and live theatrical events. Past students have undertaken work experience for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and year-on-year won national competitions judged by fashion designers such as Red or Dead and Zandra Rhodes. If you want to work behind the scenes to create the magic on stage or screen, then this is the course for you.

Why come to Dudley College? • Teaching by industry trained professionals • Purpose built, well equipped theatre, dance studios and professional design workshop • Eight major productions a year • Work experience with professional companies • Site specific performances • Opportunity to work in event management and promotion • Study visits in the UK and abroad • Design and production for film, TV and live events • Entry into national competitions. Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

11

73%

93%

Level 2

10

86%

96%

Level 3

66

98%

97%

Total

87

93%

96%

Where our students go* 30% Education & Training 16% Employment 52% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

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Dance

Dance

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 2079

REF: 3670

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

Mandatory units: • Contemporary dance • Classical ballet • Jazz dance • Physical theatre • Choreography • Improvisation • Dance appreciation • Performance skills.

Mandatory units: • Performing to an audience • Dance performance.

You will be involved in in-house and external performances and participate in local schools tour.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

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Specialist units: • Choreographic principles • Developing contemporary dance technique • Movement in performance • Jazz dance.

You will be continuously assessed through a range of practical and written assignments.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be continuously assessed through a range of practical and written assignments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade ’C’ or above (ideally one should be in English Language) plus appropriate dance experience OR First Diploma in Performing Arts. Appropriate dance qualifications may be accepted as alternatives to academic qualifications. If you do not have the minimum qualifications you will be accepted with appropriate dance background and experience. Students with experience but without minimum qualifications are accepted with appropriate dance background and experience. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

MATERIALS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade ’C’ or above (ideally one should be in English Language) plus appropriate dance experience OR First Diploma in Performing Arts. Appropriate dance qualifications may be accepted as alternatives to academic qualifications.

MATERIALS Dance practice outfits provided by the college. Additional costs: £35.00 for theatre visits and workshop kit. All books and basic materials are supplied by the college. You must provide your own stationery.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Higher Education in Dance or Performance, Dance school. Professional career as a dancer, teaching or movement therapy. Community Dance Artist.

Dance practice outfits provided by the college. Additional costs: £35.00 for theatre visits and workshop kit. All books and basic materials are supplied by the college. You must provide your own stationery.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Higher Education in Dance or Performance, Dance school. Professional career as a dancer, teaching or movement therapy. Community Dance Artist.

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Drama

Performing Arts

PERFORMANCE BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 1980

REF: 1014

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

CAMPUS

129

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

Mandatory units: • Dance class • Performance workshop • Performing arts in context • Acting • Voice and speech • Singing • Theatre and education • Writing and devising theatre.

• • • • •

Understanding dance Understanding music Acting The performing arts business Production project.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be continuously assessed through a range of practical and written assignments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed via coursework, practical work and examination.

There are no formal entry requirements, although you should have basic written and spoken English skills, enthusiasm and commitment are essential.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

MATERIALS

You should have 4 GCSEs at C or above or First Diploma in Performing Arts.

All books and basic materials are supplied by the college. You are required to provide your own stationery. All students are asked to pay £35.00 per year towards the cost of theatre visits.

If you are without the minimum qualifications you may be accepted with appropriate theatre-related background and experience. You will need to attend an interview.

DURATION 1 year.

Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

PROGRESSION BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts – Level 3.

MATERIALS All reading materials for this course are available from the college library. You will be required to pay £35.00 towards theatre visits and workshop kit.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION HND or Degree in Acting or Community Theatre.

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PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

COURSE CONTENT


Performing Arts MUSICAL THEATRE BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 2852

CAMPUS 130

Dudley Evolve

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

COURSE CONTENT During this course you will be given the opportunity to improve your performance skills in drama, dance and music. Through regular productions you will be assessed in your rehearsal techniques. You will study the way the arts have changed over time and apply this knowledge to your practical work. Specialist units allow you to develop your vocal and dance skills. Core units: • Performance workshop • The performing arts business • Performing arts in context • Rehearsing • Performing • Musical theatre performance. Optional units: • Contemporary theatre performance, voice, acting, choreography, physical theatre • Contemporary dance, jazz dance, movement, singing, music performance.

COURSE ASSESSMENT This course is 100% coursework which will be based on your practical work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. You will be asked to prepare an audition piece in music, drama or dance for your interview.

MATERIALS There is an approximate cost of £35.00 which covers all theatre visits throughout the academic year and the provision of a performance kit, comprising of movement trousers, t.shirt and jazz shoes.

Name: Haylie Heather Production Arts Haylie has combined her time at Dudley College with real work experience at the BBC on the Halloween special and first episode of ’Psychoville’, in the role of make-up artist to produce characters for the opening scene. She also entered MAD UK 2010, a prestigious national sculptural costume competition, where she scooped second place for her entry which competed against other designers as part of a live catwalk show, winning herself £500. Haylie achieved distinction grades on 95% of her units and has all the skills and experience to lead and manage a creative team.

Each year, musical theatre students embark on a performance tour abroad.The college may help with financial support for this. You may be able to claim this money back from the Learner Support fund, contact Learner Service for more information.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Foundation degree in Musical Theatre and Performing Arts or BA Hons in Performing Arts, Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre at university. Career options: Actor, dancer, performer, arts administration, teaching, stage management, community arts worker.

Dudley College Success Stories

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Production Arts MAKE-UP, SPECIAL EFFECTS & COSTUME FOR FILM, TV & THEATRE BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 2854

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

You will need to buy a make-up kit at a cost of £250.00. This may be claimed back from financial support.

COURSE CONTENT The course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to work within the special effects design areas of film, television and theatre. You will work on a variety of projects and productions which will develop skills such as body casting, creature fabrication, special effects make-up and prosthetics, make-up for performance, theatre design, sculpture, mask making, drawing, mould making, character design, airbrushing and body painting. The programme will consist of 18 units of study, covering theory and practical subject areas:

Financial support may be available to cover these additional costs, please contact Learner Support Fund on 01384 363 404.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Degree or foundation degrees in costume, make-up, fashion design, production and set design, stage management and fine art and design programmes. Or a career in body painting, face painting or as a variety costumier.

Core units: • Production workshop • Performing arts business • Performing arts in context • Production planning • Major production (double units). Optional units: • Make-up design and application • Digital photography • Costume making • Designing costume for performance • Fantasy hairdressing • Special effects make-up • Make-up using prosthetics • Technical theatre operations • Drawing development • Materials, techniques and processes • Prop making.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed on your coursework, both practical and project-based.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must attend an interview and should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above.

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131 PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

CAMPUS


Public Services 132 PUBLIC SERVICES

The role of public service organisations is changing rapidly. As a consequence they require people with a broad range of skills and abilities. Currently the British armed forces serve in various parts of the world providing not only defence but also humanitarian services.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

30

100%

93%

Level 2

80

94%

93%

Level 3

62

100%

94%

Total

172

97%

93%

Where our students go*

Other services such as police, fire and ambulance require individuals that are prepared to provide a service and support to the community that they serve. If you are interested in following a career in the public services, check out our courses!

64% Education & Training 20% Employment *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

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133 PUBLIC SERVICES

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Uniformed Public Services DIPLOMA NCFE – LEVEL 1 REF: 3467

134

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

PUBLIC SERVICES

COURSE CONTENT You will complete 7 modules on a full time basis 5 of these are mandatory there are also 2 optional units. The 5 mandatory units are: • Investigate employment opportunities in the public services • Well being and physical fitness • Teamwork skills • Developing self discipline • Carry out essential map reading and navigation.

Name: Stacey Naylor Public Services

Optional units 2 taken from: • Finding out about volunteering and becoming a volunteer • Health safety and emergency care • Participate in competitive sport • Participate in adventurous activities. There are also 3 functional skills to be completed these are in English Maths and IT and also a Personal and Social Development qualification.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Through a portfolio. Reports, practical assessment, photographs, witness statements discussions posters. There are no formal examinations except for functional skills.

“I am so glad I joined the Public Service course, as I soon settled in and really quickly moved on to the Advanced Level. I have enjoyed all my assignments, worked really hard and am hoping to gain a distinctions for my work. This is a great course for anyone wishing to go into the Public Service Sector and I would certainly recommended it.”

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal entry requirements. You will be interviewed. An initial assessment in literacy will be taken where a grade of at least E3 will be achieved and a satisfactory reference from your employer or last educational establishment will be required.

MATERIALS • • • •

Uniform Fitness clothing Stationery Memory stick.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Employment within the public services sector. The qualification also assists in employment to any environment. Progression to the Level 2 Diploma in public services, this is dependant on achieving an overall merit and the functional skills. Attendance behaviour and attitude are also taken into consideration at this time.

Dudley College Success Stories

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Public Services BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 1425

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

You will need to supply the following at an additional cost:

COURSE CONTENT

One specialist unit from: • Employment in the uniformed public services • Employment in the non-uniformed public services. 3 Specialist units from: • Citizenship, the individual and society • Health and safety in the public service workplace • Adventurous activities and teamwork for the public services • Sport and recreation in the public services • Land navigation by map and compass • Law and its impact on the individual in public services • Crime and its effects on society • Community and cultural awareness • Driving and the public services • Expedition skills in public services • Fundamentals of nautical studies • Attending emergency incidents in public services • Security procedures in the public services • Research in public services • Volunteering in public services • ICT and the public services.

Books £20 Materials £20 Equipment £100 Uniform £90 Residential £400 approx.

Support with these costs is available through the college for students who have financial difficulties. Please contact Student Services for more information. Please note: all costs are subject to change.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION On successful completion of this course you could apply to join the Police, Fire Service, or Armed Forces dependant on your age. You could progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services.You must achieve a high merit standard in BTEC First Diploma and have passed the functional skill. Your attendance and behaviour record will also be taken into consideration at this stage. This course also offers the skills and qualities needed to be successful in any workplace.

Functional Skills: English, Maths or ICT.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Portfolio based with a variety of assessment methods: Practical, written, verbal, audio tape, video, witness statements and external observation. There are no formal examinations apart from functional skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, one of which will be English Language and an interest in entering employment in Public Services is also helpful. A decision will be made after an interview and initial assessments in literacy and numeracy with the course tutor. References from your previous school or employer will be requested.

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135 PUBLIC SERVICES

Mandatory units: • Public service skills • Career planning for the public services • Improving health and fitness for entry to the uniformed public services.

• • • • •


Uniformed Public Services DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 3682

136

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

You will need:

PUBLIC SERVICES

COURSE CONTENT You will study 12 units. Mandatory units: • Government and the public services • Leadership and teamwork in the public services • Citizenship and diversity and the public services • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services. Option units – 8 units selected from: • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the public services • International institutions and human rights • Understand the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on public services • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions • Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities • Crime and its effects on society • Command and control in the uniformed public services • Responding to emergency service incidents • Planning and management of major incidents • Career planning for the public services • Police powers in the public services • Behaviour in public sector employment • Fundamentals of nautical studies • Communication and technology in the uniformed public services • Custodial care services • Aspects of the legal system and law making process • Extended research in public services • Current and media affairs in public services • Enhancing public service delivery through the use of ICT • Personnel and human resources • Security procedures in the public services • Practical team sports.

• • • •

Uniform £80 approx Walking clothing although we have a small supply to loan Residentials £150 approx Writing materials.

Financial support may be available contact student services for more information.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Higher Education. Employment within the Public Services or Public Sector. Military Employment. There is a potential for the qualification to be increased to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services. This would be identified during the first few weeks of the course.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will provide a portfolio of Evidence containing a variety of assessment methods written and practical (40% practical 60% coursework).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 4 GCSEs at grade D a grade C in English is preferred. A Level 2 Diploma in any subject.

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Public Services BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 1450

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

You will need to supply your own:

COURSE CONTENT

Mandatory units: • Government, policies and the public services • Leadership and teamwork in the public services • Citizenship, diversity and the public services • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services • Fitness testing and training for the uniformed public services.

Books – £25 Materials – £20 Equipment – £80 Uniform – £90 Residential – £400 approximately.

Financial support is available for most of these items, please contact Student Services for more information. Please note: all costs are subject to change.

DURATION You will also study 13 specialist units chosen from the following: Specialist units: • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the public services • International institutions and human rights • Understand the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on public services • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions • Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities • Crime and its effects on society • Command and control in the uniformed public services • Responding to emergency service incidents • Planning and management of major incidents • Career planning for the public services • Police powers in the public services • Behaviour in public sector employment • Fundamentals of nautical studies • Communication and technology in the uniformed public services • Custodial care services • Aspects of the legal system and law making process • Extended research in public services • Current and media affairs in public services • Enhancing public service delivery through the use of ICT • Personnel and human resources • Security procedures in the public services • Practical team sports • Exercise, health and lifestyle.

2 years.

PROGRESSION Higher Education or employment in the Police, Fire or Military, Ambulance Service or Prison Service. There is potential for the qualification to prepare you for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who wish to enter a particular specialist area of work. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a variety of methods including written and practical work. (Practical 40%. Coursework 60%).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have one of the following qualifications: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths and Achieved a good Merit in the BTEC First Diploma in Public Services Level 2 NVQ Level 2 or other equivalent qualification(s), Relevant work experience in the public service sector.

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137 PUBLIC SERVICES

You will study 18 units, (5 compulsory units and13 optional units over 2 years).

• • • • •


Retail 138

Retail development within the black country is expanding with an anticipated growth of 11% in the next 2 years.

RETAIL

We have invested in retail as we recognise the potential retail offers as a successful career path.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

24

100%

95%

Level 2

15

100%

94%

Total

39

100%

95%

Where our students go*

We have a retail themed class room where you can develop your selling, customer service and management skills.You will be taught by experienced tutors who have worked in the industry. We offer retail courses from Level 1. If you are looking to develop work related skills, up to Level 5, to assist you with your career progression into management.

72% Education & Training 14% Employment

*Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

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139 RETAIL

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Retail BTEC – LEVEL 1 REF: 3678

CAMPUS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Broadway

You should have an Entry Certificate in Skills for Working Life or Life Skills. OR Entry Level qualifications: an appropriate standard or Literacy and Numeracy or related interests and experience.

140

COURSE CONTENT RETAIL

Understanding the business of retail The aim of this unit is to provide knowledge and understanding of the retail sector. You are introduced to the supply chain and the different types of retail outlets and occupations found within the sector. Understanding customer service in the retail sector You are to understand how customer service is carried out. You will explore the importance of communication with customers. Understanding how a retail business maintains health, safety and security on its premises You are to understand maintaining security as well as health and safety on retail premises. The unit will introduce you to how relevant legislation is applied for health, safety and security. Understand the retail selling process You are to understand selling within a retail environment. This unit will introduce you to the selling purpose of product information. Understanding the control, handling and replenishment of stock in a retail business You will have the knowledge and understanding of stock control systems and the procedure for replenishing, moving, handling and storing stock within a retail business. Understanding how individuals and teams contribute to the effectiveness of a retail business The purpose of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how individuals and teams contribute to the effectiveness of the retail business as well as introduce you to the main functions of employment law.

MATERIALS All students should equip themselves with the following: • • • • • • • • • •

A suitable bag or backpack A lever arch file(s) Divider Plastic wallets Pens/ruler/pencil/eraser Calculator A4 lined/punched paper pad(s) Hole‐punch Stapler Pencil case or box.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION After completing the BTEC Level 1 course, many students progress on to the BTEC Level 2 business or retail pathway. The requirements for progression on to the courses are a minimum of 85% attendance and an overall Pass at BTEC Level 1 Level, plus a good reference from your course tutor. Application forms can be obtained from Learner Services.

Understand the handling of customer payments in retail The purpose of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the cashier’s responsibilities in terms of processing payments at the point within retail businesses.

COURSE ASSESSMENT There are two grades: pass and fail. You must complete all parts of the assignment to gain a pass grade. If one or more parts of the assignment are not attempted this will then result in a fail grade being issued. To find out the difference between each grade you need to identify the key words in the column. These are the ones which say exactly what you have to do e.g. describe clearly, give examples of, explain etc.

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Retail

MERIT: A good standard of work showing all of the skills/qualities needed for a PASS but also showing an ability to analyse work. A good understanding of the unit has been shown by explaining the terminology and performing accurate calculations.

BTEC – LEVEL 2 REF: 3680

DIST: An excellent piece of work in all aspects. All PASS and MERIT criteria have been achieved. Also showing skills involving evaluation and synthesis. Work completed to a very high standard with no errors or omissions.

CAMPUS The Broadway

141

COURSE CONTENT

Personal selling You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of sales staff and how they go about the business of personal selling. Visual merchandising and display techniques for retail business The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the techniques that retailers use to merchandise and display their products and make the best use of space in their different outlets. Business purposes The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the nature of business organisations and the business environment in which they operate. Business organisations You are to understand the aims and objectives of business organisations and how they are organised into functional areas to meet their business aims and objectives. Financial forecasting for business This involves looking at the key concepts used by businesses to manage their money, and forecast their finances for the future. People in organisations You will be able to understand the part played by people in business organisations. Consumer law You will research the rights of consumers when purchasing goods or services. Promoting and branding You will explore a range of products and techniques used by retailers when promoting and branding products. You will have the opportunity to create a product and design your own choice of branding.

COURSE ASSESSMENT All assignments will be graded according to the assessment grading criteria. The assessment evidence required for each unit is different and the unit teacher will provide you with a copy or you can access it on BlackBoard. You should use these criteria to determine what you should be including in your assignments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs. One GCSE at grade C (preferably in Maths or English) and Three GCSEs at grade D – G, in business related subjects. You also need a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy. Other related level 1 or Level 2 qualifications. BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business (retail) (equivalent to 4 GCSEs). To complete a BTEC Level 2 in Business (retail) students need to pass 4 CORE UNITS and 5 SPECIALIST UNITS over 1 year.

MATERIALS All students should equip themselves with the following: • • • • • • • • • •

A suitable bag or backpack A lever arch file(s) Divider Plastic wallets Pens/ruler/pencil/eraser Calculator A4 lined/punched paper pad(s) Hole‐punch Stapler Pencil case or box.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Although this is a one-year course, students may want to start considering what their future career plan should be, such as progressing on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level 3. Advanced Levels/National Qualifications: After completing the BTEC First course, you will progress on to the BTEC National or A Level courses. The requirements for progression on to the courses are a minimum of 85% attendance and an overall Merit or Distinction at BTEC First Level, plus a good reference from your course tutor. Application forms can be obtained from Learner Services.

PASS: The minimum amount of work needed to pass the course. All items in the Assignment Criteria have been included but at the lowest acceptable level. Activities assessed will be an ability to identify, explain, define and use terms/techniques.

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RETAIL

Customer relations in business This unit aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to become an effective member of staff in a customer facing situation in business.

Every Unit completed will be given one of the above grades. In most units the assignment will be spread over a number of tasks and the final grade will not be awarded until all tasks have been completed, although the tutors should give you some indication of how you are progressing and which criteria you have achieved.


Retail APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3 REF: 2796

142

CAMPUS The Broadway

RETAIL

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the benefits of experience at work supported by learning at College and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study: At Level 2: • Working to organisational standards • Team working • 5 optional units, to be agreed • Functional skills. At Level 3: • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships • 6 optional units, to be agreed • Functional skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence and take exams for the key skills elements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need GCSE English at grade C – D, completion of an Initial Assessment and have an interview. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Maths. You must be in employment or have secured a retail work placement.

MATERIALS You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to.

DURATION 2 – 4 years.

PROGRESSION HNC in Retail or Foundation Degree in Retail Management, promotion opportunities.

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Retail With over 3 million people working in around 290,000 businesses, there is a variety of job roles but it doesn’t matter what level you start at, this is an industry that has opportunities to progress with transferable skills across all businesses. Take a look at job roles within the industry...

From sales assistants to store managers, no other part of retail carries more responsibility than the sales floor who deal with customers, ensures excellent service and keep the store a place where products turn into profit.

Merchandising: Merchandisers supply departments with the lowdown on how products perform, making sure the right products are in the right place at the right time.

Buying: Buyers live in the future and have to get it right, predicting tomorrow’s tastes and trends by trawling through the internet, travelling to see merchandise and attending trade shows.

Visual Merchandising: Create the best store layouts and the most eye catching shop windows, visual theatre that gets your buying impulses buzzing from the minute you walk past. Retail is one of the most diverse and exciting industries to work in – start your career by enrolling on one of Dudley College’s retail courses!

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RETAIL

Store Operations:

143


Science (Applied) 144

Qualifications in science can lead to Higher Education and many exciting career opportunities.

SCIENCE (APPLIED)

We offer BTEC First Level 2 and BTEC National Level 3 qualifications in Science and AS/A2 Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Physics.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 2

17

93%

86%

Level 3

22

100%

95%

Total

39

97%

91%

Where our students go*

Why come to Dudley College for your Science course?

48% Education & Training

• Modern well equipped laboratories

7% Employment

• Highly experienced and committed tutors • Classrooms equipped with electronic whiteboards

45% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

• Excellent personal tutor support • Help with university applications.

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145 SCIENCE (APPLIED)

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Applied Science

Applied Science

BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 2320

REF: 432

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This is a practical work-related course that aims to introduce you to employment in the science area and provide a good basis to continue on to more advanced work-related qualifications.You will study:

You will study a range of units for example:

146 SCIENCE (APPLIED)

• • • • •

Working with science Science and the world of work Chemistry applications Physical science applications Biological systems.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through a variety of internally and externally set assessments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to hold one of the following: BTEC Introductory Diploma in a related subject OR 4 GCSEs at grades D – E one of which must be Science.

MATERIALS The College will supply appropriate text books. You are expected to use a wide range of resources including the College Library and RBL Centre.You will need to provide your own scientific calculator and general stationery. A lab coat is provided for use in practical work.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Scientific principles Role of a science technician Laboratory organisation ICT and laboratory MIS Human Physiology Biochemical techniques Workplace practices Scientific method Energy changes, sources and applications Microbiological techniques Chemical periodicity and its applications Principles of plant and soil analysis Genetics and genetic engineering Medical physics techniques Industrial applications of chemical reactions Practical chemical analysis Biomedical science techniques Environmental science Data analysis.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internally assessed units which meet grading criteria. Units are externally verified.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have one of the following: • A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at Merit or Distinction grade • At least 4 GCSEs at grades A* – C including Double Award science

MATERIALS The College will supply appropriate text books. You are expected to use a wide range of resources including the College Library and RBL Centre.You will need to provide your own scientific calculator and general stationery. A lab coat is provided for use in practical work.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Degree or HND in a range of sciences, medically related courses or employment in a laboratory.

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147 SCIENCE (APPLIED)

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Sport 148 SPORT

As a full-time student you will have the opportunity to participate and develop your sporting potential, through our team sports programme. Whatever your ability and experience, the Sports Department will endeavour to encourage and support your individual needs and requirements. Having made a strong link with Dudley Council Leisure Services and privately owned sports facilities, the following venues have been hired to run our Team Sports programmes: David Lloyd – Raquets

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

24

95%

93%

Level 2

35

90%

84%

Level 3

88

99%

92%

Total

147

96%

90%

Where our students go* 32% Education & Training 25% Employment 40% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

Dudley Leisure Centre – Basketball/Netball The Dell Stadium – Cross Country Training, Athletics and Football Dudley College – Fitness Training Dunstall Park Sports Arena – Indoor Cricket Village Hotel – Fitness/ Endurance Himley Hall & Baggeridge Country Park – Cross Country Running DK Rugby Club – Rugby. We are affiliated with the British Colleges of Sport (BCS). This allows you to compete against the ’best of the rest’ in the country in a range of sports (see Team Sports brochure for further information). You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry requirements to study sport.

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149 SPORT

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Sport & Active Leisure DIPLOMA BTEC – LEVEL 1 REF: 3236

150 SPORT

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

General stationery and a USB pen needs to be provided by the student.

COURSE CONTENT Mandatory units: • Taking part in sports • Improve own fitness • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work • Risks and hazards in sport and active leisure • Taking part in exercise and fitness • How the body works • Planning a fitness programme • Assisting in leader of sports and active leisure activities to plan and deliver an activity • Working in sport and active leisure • Sport and active leisure group project • Job opportunities in sport and active leisure. Functional Skills: • C&G Maths Entry Level 3 • C&G English Entry Level 3. Certificate in Personal & Social Development Level 1. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and be part of the Team Sports Programme. There will be additional costs relating to residentials (£150+) and off site activities.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed by a variety of methods including case studies, multiple choice tests, class based assignments and time constrained assessments, projects, practical’s and presentations. Each unit is graded as a pass.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have Entry Level 3 or GCSEs grade’s F – G, possess a positive school report and attend an interview with the course tutor. You will be asked to take an initial assessment in Literacy and/or numeracy prior to enrolment. You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry requirements to study sport.

As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley College at sports events and during work placements. We are very fortunate that we have an excellent relationship with PUMA and get great discounts, which allows us to further reduce the prices for students. We have put a uniform package together based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You need to pre-order the uniform and provide a cheque for £125 made payable to Dudley College during enrolment. Failure to do this may affect you being accepted on to the course of your choice. Please note: Prices are subject to change.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION In order to progress on to another course in Sport, you must achieve: • Sport Active Leisure Diploma BTEC Level 1 at a Pass • Have achieved Functional skills (at the level you are working at) in Maths, IT and English • Demonstrate excellent attendance – above 90% (College average) • Have shown a positive attitude towards your studies throughout the year • Have a positive report from your course tutor reflecting an excellent work ethos • Successful completion of additional qualifications within your course. Possible Progression on to: BTEC Diploma Sport Level 2. NVQ Activity Leadership Level 2.

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Sport BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 2233

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

General stationery and a USB pen needs to be provided by the student.

151

COURSE CONTENT Fitness testing and training Outdoor and adventurous activities Anatomy and physiology for sport Planning and leading sports activities Technical skills and tactical awareness for sport Development of personal fitness Sport and exercise facility operations Effects of exercise on the body systems.

As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley College at sports events and during work placements. We are very fortunate that we have an excellent relationship with PUMA and get great discounts, which allows us to further reduce the prices for students.

You will undertake functional skills in English at Level 1. You will have the opportunity to study for additional qualifications such as First Aid at Work, F.A Level 1 and Basketball Level 1 as part of your course. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and be part of the Team Sports Programme. There will be additional costs relating to residentials (£150+) and off site activities.

We have put a uniform package together based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You need to pre-order the uniform and provide a cheque for £125 made payable to Dudley College during enrolment. Failure to do this may affect you being accepted on to the course of your choice. Please note: Prices are subject to change.

COURSE ASSESSMENT All units will be assessed and graded with a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

DURATION

Internal Assessment: You are required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what you have to achieve and are included in each unit.

PROGRESSION

Assessment is through a variety of methods such as presentations and written work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade D or above (to include English). Positive school report reference required. A BTEC or other equivalent Foundation Level course awarded at a pass grade. A Functional Skill qualification at Entry Level 3. An interest in working within the sports/leisure industry and participation in a variety of sports would be desirable. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

1 year.

Upon completion of the course you may wish to progress on to the next level; BTEC Diploma Sport Development & Fitness/Sports Science or Diploma in Exercise & Fitness Level 2. This is only possible if you have achieved the following criteria: • An overall grade of a MERIT • Minimum attendance of 90% • Have achieved Functional skills (at the level you are working at) • A positive yearly report from your course tutor • A clean disciplinary record We look forward to spending the year ahead with you and welcome you to Dudley College for some of the best days of your life.

You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry requirements to study sport.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

SPORT

• • • • • • • •


Activity Leadership CERTIFICATE – LEVEL 2 REF: 3475

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

You will be required to wear uniform during college hours; this is detailed on order forms at interview/enrolment.You will also require fitness-training clothing, appropriate running shoes, shower toiletries and a towel.

152

COURSE CONTENT SPORT

Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF): Qualification structure summary – You must achieve all 25 credits from the 6 mandatory units and a minimum of 2 optional units. Mandatory units: • Prepare for activity sessions • Lead activity sessions • Conclude and review activity sessions • Support the work of the team and organisation • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation • Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation • A selection of optional units selected by the course leader. Plus: • Football Association Coaching Certificate Level 1 • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths or English • First 4 Sport Employment Awareness Level 2 • Award in Personal and Social Development • Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport Level 2 • The course involves one year of full time study • All units will be assessed and graded with a Pass. You will be expected to be part of the Team Sports programme.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley at sports events and during work placements. We are very fortunate that we have an excellent relationship with PUMA and get great discounts, which allows us to further reduce the prices for students. We have put a uniform package together based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the uniform and provide a cheque for £125 made payable to Dudley College during enrolment. Failure to do this may affect you being accepted on to the course of your choice. Please note: Prices are subject to change.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION

You are assessed by a variety of methods including case studies, class based assignments, and time constrained assessments, projects, practical’s and presentations.

What are the potential job roles for those working towards this qualification?

The overall grade for each qualification is a ’pass’. You must achieve all the required units within the specified qualification structure. To pass a unit you must:

• • • •

• Achieve all the specified learning outcomes • Satisfy all the assessment criteria by providing sufficient and valid evidence for each criterion • Show that the evidence is their own.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 4 GCSEs grade D including English • Strong interest in coaching and sport in general • Pass grade in all elements of the Sport & Active Leisure Foundation Level 1 qualification • Attendance to be above 90%; if progressing from Level 1 to Level 2 • Positive reference from existing college tutor/school report. You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry requirements to study Sport.

Activity leader Assistant instructor Youth worker Outdoor recreation assistant.

Progression could be on to further training/education, including work-base qualifications in such areas as: • • • •

Outdoor programmes Coaching Sports development BTEC Diploma in Sport and Performing Excellence/Sport Coaching Level 3 (BTEC).

For progression on to another full time programme at Level 3, the following would be required: • A positive yearly report from your course tutor; • A clean disciplinary record; 90% attendance record; • Completion of all elements of this course, including Functional Skills. We look forward to spending the year ahead with you and welcome you to Dudley College for some of the best days of your life.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Fitness Instructing CERTIFICATE – LEVEL 2

& Personal Training DIPLOMA NVQ (CYQ) – LEVEL 3 REF: 1484

153

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT Certificate in Fitness Instructing Level 2: Level 2 Anatomy and physiology: • Circulatory system • Respiratory system • Structure and function of the skeleton • Muscular system • Musculoskeletal system • Energy system • Nervous system. Level 2 Principles of exercise, fitness and health: • Programming safe and effective exercise for clients • The health benefits of physical activity • The importance of healthy eating A Multiple choice test on each of the above subjects with 70% required to pass. Followed by a practical assessment, lasting 90 minutes demonstrating safe programming and instructing.

A Multiple choice test on each of the above subjects with 70% required to pass. You will then complete an NVQ for 12 weeks where you will be assessed training 2 clients using a range of training techniques and methods; this will also involve a work placement either at the college or at an external leisure facility.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The course is assessed by: • • • • • •

Multiple choice external exam Case studies Formal practical assessments Worksheets Work based practical assessments Portfolio building.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have a Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy initial assessment results, GCSE grade C in English, Maths is essential and science and PE are desirable. You must also have a reference from their school that confirms attendance/punctuality and character.

NVQ Diploma Personal Training Level 3: Level 3 Anatomy and physiology: • Heart and circulatory system • Musculoskeletal system • Posture and core stability • Nervous system • Endocrine system • Energy system.

MATERIALS Compulsory college uniform £125. Optional fitness workshops organised throughout the year; approximately £100 per workshop. (You would be expected to pay for these).

DURATION Level 3 Principles of nutrition: • The principles of nutrition • Key guidelines in relation to nutrition • Nationally recommended practice in relation to providing nutritional advice • The relationship between nutrition and physical activity • Understanding how to collect and use nutritional information • Principles of nutritional goal setting. Designing, managing and adapting a personal training programme. Motivating and communicating effectively with clients. Programming safe and effective exercise for a range of client. The health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.

1 year.

PROGRESSION Upon completion of both levels, you will be a qualified gym instructor and personal trainer and will have all of the relevant qualifications required to work in the fitness industry after just 1 year. Alternatively, you may wish to progress on to the HNC Level 4 qualification or university.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

SPORT

CAMPUS


Sport DEVELOPMENT, COACHING & FITNESS BTEC DIPLOMA/EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 2232

154 SPORT

CAMPUS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

You should have one of the following qualifications:

COURSE CONTENT

5 GCSEs at grade C or above (to include English and Maths) BTEC at Merit Level OR NVQ Level 2 or other equivalent qualifications.

This course consists of eight mandatory units and eleven specialised units. Each of the units is designed to give students an insight into the sport/fitness industry. The course aims to offer both theoretical and practical lessons to enhance learning within this discipline. The units are: • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport • The physiology of fitness • Assessing risk in sport • Fitness training and programming • Sports coaching • Fitness testing for sport and exercise • Practical team/individual sports • Sports nutrition • Exercise, health and lifestyle • Exercise for specific groups • Psychology for sports performance • Sports injuries • Analysis of sports performance • Sport and exercise massage • Rules, regulations and officiating in sport • Physical education and the care of children and young people • Sports development • Work experience • Sports nutrition. You will undertake Functional Skill in English, ICT or Maths as part of the course. You will be able to study for additional qualifications such as CYQ Gym Instructor Level 2 and CSLA Level 2. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and be part of the Team Sports Programme. There will be additional costs relating to residentials (£150+) and off site activities.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what you have to achieve and are included within each unit. Coursework is generated to form a portfolio; from a variety of assessment methods e.g. practicals, presentations, written work, discussions etc.

An interest and active participation in sports and fitness is essential. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide the support that you may need. You will need a positive reference from an existing college tutor/school report. You will be contacted with a date to come in to do your assessment. You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry requirements to study Sport.

MATERIALS General stationery and a USB pen needs to be provided by the student. As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley at sports events and during work placements. We are very fortunate that we have an excellent relationship with PUMA and get great discounts, which allows us to further reduce the prices for students. We have put a uniform package together based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the uniform and provide a cheque for £125 made payable to Dudley College during enrolment. Failure to do this may affect you being accepted on to the course of your choice. Please note: Prices are subject to change.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Employment within the sports and fitness industry. HNC/D, Foundation degree or degree. University.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Sport & Exercise Sciences BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 3286

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

You should have one of the following qualifications:

COURSE CONTENT

5 GCSEs at grade C or above (English, Maths and Science at grade C is desirable); BTEC at Merit Level; NVQ Level 2; or equivalent qualifications.

This course consists of six mandatory units and twelve specialised units. Each of the units is designed to give students an insight into the sport/fitness industry. The course aims to offer both theoretical and practical lessons to enhance learning within this discipline. The units are: • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport • Sport and exercise physiology • Sport and exercise psychology • Research methods for sport and exercise • Research project in sport and exercise sciences • Fitness testing for sport and exercise • Analysis of sports performance • Training and fitness for sport • Sports nutrition • Sports coaching • Sports injuries • Sports and exercise massage • Exercise health and lifestyle • Practical sport • Current issues • Applied sport and exercise psychology • Work experience • Biomechanics in action. You must undertake Functional Skills in English, ICT or Maths as part of the course.

An interest and active participation in sports and fitness is essential along with an interest for the science behind the sport. You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry requirements to study sport.

MATERIALS General stationery and a USB pen needs to be provided by the student. As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley at sports events and during work placements. We are very fortunate that we have an excellent relationship with PUMA and get great discounts, which allows us to further reduce the prices for students. We have put a uniform package together based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience.

You will be able to study for additional qualifications such as CYQ Gym Instructor Level 2 and CSLA Level 2.

You will need to pre-order the uniform and provide a cheque for £125 made payable to Dudley College during enrolment. Failure to do this may affect you being accepted on to the course of your choice.

There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and be part of the Team Sports Programme.

Please note: Prices are subject to change.

There will be additional costs relating to residentials and off site activities (approx £150).

DURATION

COURSE ASSESSMENT

PROGRESSION

You are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what you have to achieve and are included within each unit. Coursework is generated to form a portfolio; from a variety of assessment methods e.g. practicals, presentations, written work, discussions etc.

Employment within the sports science/fitness industry. HNC/D or degree. University.

2 years.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

155 SPORT

CAMPUS


Sport PERFORMANCE & EXCELLENCE FOOTBALL BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 3606

156

CAMPUS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Broadway

You should have the following qualifications:

SPORT

COURSE CONTENT This course consists of 9 mandatory units: • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport • The physiology of fitness • Assessing risks in sport • Fitness training and programming • Fitness testing for sport and exercise • Sports nutrition • Psychology for sports performance • Technical and tactical skills in sport • The athlete’s lifestyle. 1st year optional units: • Work experience in sport • Sports coaching. 2nd year optional units: • Profiling sport performance • Analysis of sports performance. Functional Skills: Maths/English Entry Level1/Level 1. Football Association Level 2 Coaching qualification (dependent on passing a Skill Scan assessment and a FA Level 1 qualification). 1st4Sport Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport (in the context of Football). Level 3: You will be expected to train and play for one of the college football teams as part of this programme. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and study events. There will be additional costs relating to residentials (£150+) and off site activities.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what each candidate has to achieve and are included within each unit. Coursework is generated to form a portfolio; from a variety of assessment methods are used such as: practicals, presentations, written work, discussions etc.

• At least 2 GCSEs at C grade (to include English and Maths) and 2 GCSEs at D grade • BTEC at Merit Level OR NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualifications. An active interest in football and/or playing for a team outside of college is essential to study to this pathway. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide support that you may need.

MATERIALS General stationery and a USB pen needs to be provided by the student. As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley at sports events and during work placements. We are very fortunate that we have an excellent relationship with PUMA and get great discounts, which allows us to further reduce the prices for students. We have put a uniform package together based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the uniform and provide a cheque for £125 made payable to Dudley College during enrolment. Failure to do this may affect you being accepted on to the course of your choice. Please note: Prices are subject to change.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Employment within the Sports Industry/Sports Development. Degree/HNC/HND in Sport. University.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


157 SPORT

Name: Bethany Poole Sport Bethany Poole, who enrolled on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport chose Dudley College because she had heard from her friends that it was a good place to study especially for sport. Bethany told us “The main difference between school and college is college treats you as an adult with your own responsibilities, and you are treated with more respect as an individual. “This course is a mixture of theory and practical lessons all about sport. The facilities that the college have are very good and the resources that we are linked with are very good. When I finish college I would like to go to university, from there I would like to teach disabled people sport”.

Dudley College Success Stories For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Travel & Tourism 158

Learn and have fun at the same time as gaining a qualification for this continually expanding and exciting industry.

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Our new travel and tourism suite, which contains a travel information shop and a simulated aircraft and baggage handling area, will help you to gain practical skills and an understanding of the types of careers available to you. This wonderful and exciting world will open before you revealing the challenging and dynamic careers of an overseas representative, air cabin crew, travel agent, hospitality, airport, ground handling agents and many more. Also experience a variety of customs and cultures through visits to destinations such as Paris, Dublin, Thorpe Park, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cheddar Gorge and many more.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 1

15

89%

97%

Level 2

25

95%

95%

Level 3

42

100%

96%

Total

82

97%

96%

Where our students go* 53% Education & Training 21% Employment 14% Higher Education

*Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry requirements to study travel and tourism.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


159 TRAVEL & TOURISM

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Travel & Tourism BTEC FOUNDATION DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1 REF: 1989

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

The Broadway

Stationery: 1 large A4 ring binder,1 A4 course file, plastic wallets and dividers, pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, plain/lined paper and memory stick (USB pen).

160

COURSE CONTENT TRAVEL & TOURISM

• • • • • • • • • •

Travel and tourism group project Displaying products and services Displaying travel information Planning a trip to a visitor attraction Researching a tourist destination Recommending a holiday package Air cabin crew Role of an overseas rep Schedule charter and low cost airlines Planning for a job.

BTEC Certificate in Personal & Social Development Level 1. Functional Skills: • C&G Maths Entry Level 3 • C&G English Entry Level 3 • C&G IT Entry Level 3. As part of your course you will be required to take part in trips, activities and a residential; this is a compulsory element which will enable you to achieve unit assessment criteria. There will be costs relating to these which will be outlined at enrolment and induction (£150+ minimum).

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed internally by a variety of methods including: case studies; class based assignments; and constrained assessments; projects; and practical’s and presentations. Each unit is graded at a Pass.

Compulsory uniform: The tourism department prides themselves on their reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley at internal/external events and during work placements. There is a uniform package which is: £75 (cost subject to change) and this would need to be paid at enrolment. Failure to do this may affect you being accepted on to the course of your choice. There is also an additional formal uniform. Additional formal uniform: Blue plain suite (skirt or trousers) Blue tie (males) Blue cravat (females; included in costs above) Blue white shirt/blouse. This uniform is compulsory for course assessments, open days, events and to study work related additional qualifications. You need to take responsibility for purchasing this uniform prior to the course and would be expected to wear this when requested by your subject/course tutor.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have Entry Level 3 or GCSEs grade F to G, attend an interview with the course tutor and have a positive school report. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

In order to progress on to the BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism you must achieve the BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 1at a pass grade, achieved functional skills Entry Level 3 number, IT and Literacy and achieved the Certificate in Personal, Social and Development Level 1. Demonstrate excellent attendance – above 90% (College average); and have shown a positive attitude towards your studies throughout the year. Progression route: BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 2.

You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry requirements to study Tourism.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Travel & Tourism BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2 REF: 2152

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

The Broadway

Stationery: 1 large A4 ring binder,1 A4 course file, plastic wallets and dividers, pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, plain/lined paper and memory stick (USB pen).

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • • • • • •

The UK travel and tourism sector Understanding customer service in travel and tourism Developing customer service skills in travel and tourism Understanding the nature and effects of world travel European holiday destinations Holiday planning Developing employability skills for travel and tourism Organising a travel and tourism study visit Exploring airports and airlines Exploring travel operations Interpersonal skills for holiday rep.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION In order to progress on to the BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism, you must achieve: BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism at a Merit grade and achieved the Certificate in Personal, Social and Development. Have achieved Functional skills in either maths, IT and English. Demonstrate excellent attendance – above 90% (College average); and have shown a positive attitude towards your studies throughout the year.

There may be an opportunity to study industry related qualifications on this programme.

Progression route: BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Travel & Tourism.

Functional Skills: C&G Functional skills Entry Level 3 and Level 1 in Maths or English.

Career options: Retail travel consultant, customer service, tourist information.

As part of your course you will be required to take part in trips, activities and a residential; this is a compulsory element which will enable you to achieve unit assessment criteria. There will be costs relating to theses which will be outlined at enrolment and induction (£150 minimum).

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed internally by a variety of methods including: case studies, class based assignments, time constrained assessments, projects, practical’s and presentations. Each unit is graded at a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade D or above; a Level 1 qualification at a minimal grade of a pass; achieved all qualifications on Level 1 course; or relevant work experience. You will be required to attend an interview with the tutor. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Units studied on the course:

161


Travel & Tourism BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3 REF: 1868

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

Stationery: 1 large A4 ring binder,1 A4 course file, plastic wallets and dividers, pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, plain/lined paper and memory stick (USB pen).

162

COURSE CONTENT TRAVEL & TOURISM

Examples of units studied on this course: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Investigating the travel and tourism sector The business of travel and tourism The uk as a destination Customer service in travel and tourism Marketing in travel and tourism Long haul destinations Retail travel operations Business travel operations Specialist tourism Events, conferences and exhibitions UK visitor attractions Work experience Study visit in travel and tourism Researching current issues.

Functional Skills (at level Entry Level 3, 1 or 2): Maths or English. Additionality: Relevant additional qualifications to support the course and employability. As part of your course you will be required to take part in trips, activities, and a residential; this is a compulsory element of which will enable you to achieve unit assessment criteria. There will be costs relating to these which will be outlined at enrolment and induction (£150+ minimum).

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed internally by a variety of methods including: case studies; class based assignments; time constrained assessments; projects; practical’s; and presentations. Each unit is graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have one of the following:

Compulsory uniform: The Tourism department prides themselves on their reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley at internal/external events and during work placements. There is a uniform package which is: £75 (cost subject to change) and this would need to be paid at enrolment. Failure to do this may affect you being accepted on to the course of your choice. There is also an additional formal uniform. Additional formal uniform: Black plain suite (skirt or trousers) Blue tie (males) Blue cravat (females; included in costs above) Plain white shirt/blouse. This uniform is compulsory for course assessments, open days, events and to study work related additional qualifications. You need to take responsibility for purchasing this uniform prior to the course and would be expected to wear this when requested by your subject/course tutor.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Foundation degrees, HNC/D or degree in Travel & Tourism or related subject. Career options: Resort representative, retail travel consultant, consultant service, tourist information office, business travel consultant, air cabin crew, theme park operations, cruise liner, tour operations.

4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language; a Level 2 qualification at a minimal grade of merit; equivalent Level 2 qualification; or relevant work experience. You will be required to attend an interview with the tutor. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an Initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment. You will be expected to purchase a compulsory uniform as part of the entry requirements to study tourism.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


163

Travel & Tourism Chloe Singh, studying Travel and Tourism at the college said... “I feel college makes you more independent, you make your own choices and it makes you feel more grown up.The course involves learning about the travel and tourism industry, focusing on customer service, marketing, exploring airlines and airports, UK tourism destinations and cabin crew. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to go into the travel industry because there’s a lot to offer each individual which ever area of the industry they wish to join”. After studying BTEC National Certificate in Travel & Tourism at the College, Sulieman Gul is now employed by Servisair at Birmingham Airport. He told us “I chose Dudley College because it had a good reputation for the course I wanted to study and great facilities.The course involves learning about aviation which I love and we got to do work experience at Birmingham Airport which is a fantastic opportunity”.

Dudley College Success Stories For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Name: Chloe Singh and Sulieman Gul


164

Entry Level Courses

ENTRY LEVEL COURSES

Whatever the reason, here at Dudley College we pride ourselves on our open and welcoming policy to all and recognise the rights of all students to be treated equally.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

EntryLevel 189

90%

92%

Total

90%

92%

189

Where our students go*

Some students leave school with very few or no formal qualifications. The reasons for this can be very varied, including personal problems, physical disabilities, learning difficulties and extended periods of absence from school.

70% Education & Training 8% Employment *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

Individual needs are considered and assessed and a programme of additional learning support can be made available, according to the needs of the student. Our commitment to students with disabilities is reflected in the physical layout of the college. Wherever possible ramps and disabled access are provided, as is specialist equipment such as loop systems and specialist software and materials. For some students English is not their first language and will recognise that this can be a barrier to moving forward with their training. Our ESOL programmes are designed to help these students to progress in further education.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


165 ENTRY LEVEL COURSES

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166

STEP UP Employability & Personal, Social Development

ENTRY LEVEL COURSES

C&G (AWARD/DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE) – ENTRY LEVEL 2, 3 & LEVEL 1

ESOL 16-18 FOUNDATION LEARNING PROGRAMME REF: 3640

CAMPUS The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

• You will improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • You will gain qualifications in Functional Maths and Functional ICT • You will develop both their personal social skills and employability skills • You will have the opportunity to take part in work experience.

A variety of units from Employability and Personal, Social Development such as:

COURSE ASSESSMENT

REF: 2149

CAMPUS The Broadway

• • • • • • • • •

Planning for progression Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work Planning for progression Community project Contributing to a team Personal skills Environmental awareness Healthy Living Enterprise activity: producing products or services.

Functional Skills: in ICT, English and Maths. 2 weeks work experience. Vocational units depending on pathway chosen.

Externally set exams. Portfolio.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS No specific entry requirements. You must have an interview and initial assessment.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Progression through Levels E1-E2-E3-Level 1 – main stream programmes or Apprenticeships.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Portfolio of evidence. Internal and External exams for functional skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal entry requirements. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. To complete your initial assessment at any time please call 01384 363 279 to book your appointment.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Level 1 courses.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Social & Life Skills

SUPPORTED LEARNING PRE-ENTRY LEVEL

SUPPORTED LEARNING PRE-ENTRY/ENTRY LEVEL

REF: 2714

REF: 1270

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This course provides a pathway into college for those with severe learning difficulties and disabilities. A high level of support is provided in small groups. Our ASDAN course offers an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification while developing skills such as:

Independent Living Skills is an important aspect of the course and is tailored to meet both the group and individual needs. This includes the use of a house in the college grounds and other specialist facilities as required.

• • • • •

Students will be given the opportunity to develop communication skills and participate in drama workshops. Particular emphasis will be given to encouraging students to develop confidence in a variety of situations. Written communications for everyday life will also be covered as appropriate. Students will be encouraged to enter for an English Speaking Board award.

Independent living skills Self-advocacy Positive self-image Personal development Personal autonomy.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment will be carried out through coursework only.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal entry requirements, all applicants are individually interviewed and assessed.

DURATION 1 year (up to 2 years if appropriate).

PROGRESSION Supported Learning – Social & Life skills course.

Course subjects include: • Literacy and numeracy • Communications • Social skills • Travel training • Leisure activities • Confidence building • Life skills • Practical options • Visits.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Various assessment methods are employed dependent upon the programme.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal entry requirements, all applicants are individually interviewed and assessed.

DURATION 1 year (up to 2 years if appropriate).

PROGRESSION Other courses within Supported Learning, ask your tutor. Entry Level 1/2 provision or higher if appropriate.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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Transition ASDAN


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Access to Higher Education

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Want to go to university or take up a profession but have no formal qualifications? Then an Access to Higher Education programme may be just the thing for you! This one year programme is designed for those who have Level 2 qualifications and are looking to develop their self-confidence and academic ability to study a degree, Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Higher Education. All Access programmes contain Maths, English and Study skills units, and you would be encouraged to study IT too. There are a range of pathway options, all of which will lead to higher education and the professions.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

Level 3

181

98&

74%

Total

181

98%

74%

Where our students go* 11% Education & Training 9% Employment 66% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

If you do not have the qualifications for entry to the Level 3 course, the Access for Progression Certificate/Diploma Level 2 course will prepare you.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


169 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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Preparation For Preparation For Access (Pre-access) Access (Pre-access) 170 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

NOCN – LEVEL 1

NOCN – LEVEL 2

REF: 3660

REF: 2294

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

Core modules: • English Study skills (Foundation) • Mathematics (Foundation) • ICT (Foundation).

If you wish to gain a qualification for entry on to an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or you want to enhance your employment opportunities, this is the course for you. You will study:

Developmental Skills units: • Improving spelling skills • Using writing for meaning • Demonstrating speaking and listening • Developing punctuation and grammar skills • Developing interpersonal skills.

Core modules: • English study skills (Foundation) • Mathematics (Foundation) • ICT (Foundation).

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules e.g. Timed assignment, coursework and individual and group projects.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have a good Entry Level 3 achievement, enthusiasm and commitment. Entry is via an interview with the course tutor. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy at Entry Level 3. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to provide any learning support that you might need.

MATERIALS Details of this will be available from the tutor during enrolment and will be discussed with potential students when interviewed.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Access Diploma for Progress Level 2.

Developmental skills (MDS) units: • Managing your own learning • Understanding team motivation • Preparing for an interview • Developing personal study skills • Demonstrating speaking and listening • Critical thinking • Understanding mediation • Using writing for meaning. Depending on the number of credits achieved a Certificate or Diploma may be awarded.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules e.g. timed assignment, coursework and individual and group projects.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have a good Level 1 achievement, enthusiasm and commitment. Entry is via an interview with the course tutor. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to provide any learning support that you might need.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Access Diploma to Higher Education course.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Business ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3 REF: 802

CAMPUS 171

The Broadway

This course is ideal if you want to take up a profession or enter Higher Education but have few or no formal qualifications. You will study: • English and study skills • Maths • Economics: micro economic issues such as resource allocation and market structure; macro economic issues that affect the economy as a whole such as unemployment, inflation, balance of payments and government policies • Financial management and accounting: accounting principles and practice and management accounting which aim to introduce a range of cost accounting techniques and procedures used in modern business • Introduction to ICT • Research higher education institutions.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed mainly through course work which includes timed assignments, projects, essays and presentations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have some evidence of Level 2 achievement in Literacy and Numeracy, together with enthusiasm and commitment. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION HNC/D Business or a degree.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

COURSE CONTENT


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Combined Studies

Healthcare Science

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3

REF:TBC

REF: 2871

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This course is for you if you want to study at a higher level and develop a career in, social work or teaching, or a degree in the areas studied.You will study:

4 modules consisting of 6 or 7 units.

Compulsory modules: • English and study skills • Maths. Plus a minimum of 2 optional modules selected from the following: • • • • • • •

English language English literature Psychology Sociology Social policy Introductory ICT Researching higher education institutions.

Compulsory modules: Maths (Level 2 or 3) and English and study skills (Level 2 or 3). To gain the full Access certificate you must pass these two core modules and 2 other modules: human biology and healthcare science which includes medical physics, biochemistry, health psychology and diseases.

COURSE ASSESSMENT All modules are assessed internally by assignments, practical work and other assessment opportunities.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be at least 19 years of age and complete an initial assessment and achieve at least a Level 1 in numeracy and a Level 2 in literacy.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules selected. e.g. timed assignment, coursework and projects etc.

On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

MATERIALS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

You will be required to have some evidence of Level 2 achievement in Literacy and Numeracy, and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the course. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor.

Text books and laboratory coats are loaned to you as needed.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION BA/BSc degree in Healthcare Science at University; nursing; midwifery; O.D.P.; radiography or other health-related degrees or diplomas.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Higher Education.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Science ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3 REF: 2876

Social Work & Social Science ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3 REF: 2560

CAMPUS 173

The Broadway

CAMPUS

The course will be made up of 4 modules. 2 compulsory modules (compulsory) English/study skills (Level 3) and Mathematics (Level 2). To gain the full Access certificate you must pass these two core modules and a minimum of two module options from your chosen pathway. Module options from the choices below: Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics (Level 3).

COURSE ASSESSMENT All modules are assessed internally by written assignments and practical work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be at least 19 years of age and complete an initial assessment test and achieve at least Level 1 Numeracy and Level 2 Literacy. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor.

MATERIALS Details regarding textbooks will be available from your tutors. When appropriate, textbooks are loaned to Access students. A lab coat is essential for Chemistry and strongly advised for Biology but can be loaned to you. Maths instruments and a calculator are also essential.

DURATION 1 year.

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT This course is suitable for you if you are looking for a career in, for example, Social work or teaching. On this course you will study: Compulsory modules: • English and study skills • Maths. Plus a minimum of 2 optional modules selected from the following: • • • • •

Psychology Social policy Sociology Introductory ICT Research higher education institutions.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules selected e.g. timed assignments, coursework, projects etc.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have some evidence of Level 2 achievement in Literacy and Numeracy and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the course. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor.

PROGRESSION BA/BSc degree at university or a Higher National Diploma.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Social Work Diploma/Degree.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

COURSE CONTENT


Teacher & Related Careers ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3 REF: 708

174

CAMPUS ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT This course will help you to develop self-confidence and the academic ability to study at Degree, HND/Dip HE Level in teaching and careers in education. During the course you will study: Compulsory modules: • English and study skills • Maths • Education studies. Plus a minimum of 2 optional modules selected from the following: • • • • • • • •

English language English literature Psychology Social policy Sociology Information technology Introductory ICT Researching higher education institutions.

In addition to the compulsory and option modules, if you do not have a recognised science qualification you are strongly advised to undertake GCSE General Science. (A science qualification is compulsory for all teachers and trainers born after 1979). Also, universities require you to have current experience in a school classroom situation.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed via course work, an examination and presentations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have some evidence of Level 2 achievement in Literacy and Numeracy, and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the course. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor.

DURATION 1 year.

PROGRESSION Higher Education or Teaching in Further Education.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Access to Higher Education “I left school at an early age and brought up a young family. Now my children are older I want to pursue a career as a primary teacher. Studying at Dudley College has eant that I have gained a place at university to do my dream job. The support from the tutors has been fabulous. I would recommend an Access course at Dudley College to anyone.�

Dudley College Success Stories For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Name: Naheed Akhtar


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We offer a range of higher national certificate and diploma courses at Dudley College.

HIGHER EDUCATION

You can study in comfort in our well equipped Higher Education study zone which is affiliated to the University of Wolverhampton.

Achievement Rate* Level

Starts

Achievement

National Benchmark

HND

15

90%

n/a

Total

15

90%

n/a

Where our students go*

These are academic courses with a great balance of theory and practice – ideal for giving you a head start in your career or improving employment prospects, as well as providing a nationally recognised qualification. Most of our HE courses are validated by BTEC (Edexcel) or local universities, though we have students who progress to universities all over the country. A HNC/D qualification will usually mean you can progress to year 2 or year 3 of a degree, depending on grades and the particular HE institution.

8% Education & Training 23% Employment 54% Higher Education *Based on 09/10 achievement and destination data

If you are looking to work at a management or senior technician level, then BTEC Higher Nationals and Foundation Degrees can prepare you for this. Whilst developing the skills needed at this level you will gain a qualification that is highly regarded by employers globally. We are currently developing a range of Foundation Degrees. These are modern, vocational higher education qualifications which combine academic study with hands-on work experience and are ideal if you want to work and study at the same time. If you do not currently have sufficient entry qualifications for direct entry on to a Higher Education course, you could think about studying an Access course – this will provide direct entry to one of our higher education courses.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


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Art & Design BTEC – LEVEL 3/4 REF: 1339

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

The college will provide basic materials but you will be required to have your own basic kit such as paintbrushes, portfolios and sketchbooks. A small art shop is run within the department, see handbook for details.

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COURSE CONTENT HIGHER EDUCATION

The course is designed for you to be flexible and develop your individuality. You will create a portfolio that is appropriate to your future progression aims and specialise in one of four broad ’pathway’ areas: • • • •

Fine art 3D studies Fashion and textiles Visual communication.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION A range of university or training courses or employment.

You will then go on to display your work in a major exhibition at the end of the year. Visits to local and national galleries and museums are planned throughout the course and there is the opportunity to go on an overseas trip. Recent destinations visited have been Madrid, Berlin, Barcelona and New York.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed at three main stages throughout the course using project based assessment, observation of your skills in practice, seminar presentations as well as group and one to one tutorials.You need to pass each stage of the course in order to progress on to the next level, with the final stage of the course being marked against level 4 criteria.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will have an interview and will need to bring a portfolio of your artwork and have one of the following: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above AND 1 full A Level or 2 AS levels OR BTEC National or Extended Diploma in an art related subject. Applications from you who have been out of education for some time are considered, but you will need to have a portfolio of work that shows your current skills and ability. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Business HND DIPLOMA – LEVEL 5 REF: 55

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

The Broadway

All reading materials for this course are available from the college library. Additional resources may be identified by subject tutors.

COURSE CONTENT Mandatory modules: • Business environment • Managing financial resources and decisions • Organisations and behaviour • Marketing principles • Aspects of contract and negligence for business • Business decision making • Business strategy • Research project. Option modules from the following pathways: Management and Marketing plus other general options. To be advised by your tutor.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Successful completion provides eligibility to progress to study on the final year of a number of BA Business related degrees. Alternatively, HND students can progress on to a variety of professional courses such as the Diploma in Management. The HND is also accepted by a number of professional bodies as an entrance qualification; for example it can be used to gain exemptions for the CIPS Foundation course.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The course will be assessed by a range of methods: assignments, projects, reports, presentations, case studies, practical exercises, examinations. In order to meet employer needs our courses include practical work which develops and tests the student’s ability to solve problems, both on their own and also by working as members of a team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to hold one of the following Level 3 qualifications: GCE ’A’ Level (grade E minimum) in Business or other relevant subject area. BTEC National Diploma in Business and Finance or equivalent in an appropriate subject area. Mature students with relevant work experience will be considered following a successful interview. Overseas students with IELTS 5.5 minimum and one GCE A Level or equivalent. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

HIGHER EDUCATION

The course consists of 8 mandatory and 8 optional modules:

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Computing HND – LEVEL 5 REF: 394

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

The Broadway

Information will be provided by the course tutor at the beginning of the course or at interview.

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COURSE CONTENT HIGHER EDUCATION

You will study the following core modules: Year 1: • Computer platforms • Programming concepts • Database design concepts • Networking concepts • Website design • e-Business technology • Systems analysis • Network technology • Personal skills development.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION The Higher National Diploma (HND) is often accepted as the first two years of a degree and students with suitable grades may use this HND to gain access to the final year of a degree programme.

Year 2: • Information system project • Multimedia • Visual programming • Information systems • Data analysis and design • Quality systems • Internet server management • End user support • Personal skills development.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through continual on-course assessment using a variety of formats including formal assignments, tutorial exercises, presentations and module end tests.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have GCSE in English and Mathematics Grade C or equivalent together with ONE of the following qualifications: 1 GCE A Level plus at least 2 other GCSE passes OR BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Computer Studies or equivalent in an appropriate subject area. Access course – a pass with 8 Level 3 Credits in an appropriate subject area. If you have relevant work experience you may be accepted, subject to a satisfactory interview, at the discretion of the college. Overseas students with IELTS 5.5 minimum together with Maths grade C or equivalent plus a Level 3 qualification. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in Literacy and/or Numeracy. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Engineering MECHANICAL BTEC HND – LEVEL 5 REF: 1221

DURATION

The Broadway

2 years.

COURSE CONTENT

PROGRESSION

This course will prepare you for senior roles in industry and/or lead on to a degree level programme of study. During this course you will study:

This HND is often accepted as the first two years of a degree and if you have suitable grades you may use them to gain access to the final year of a degree programme.

Mandatory units: • Analytical techniques • Engineering science • Engineering design • Project • Business and management techniques • Mechanical principles. Optional units: • Computer aided machining • Design for manufacture • Quality assurance and management • Materials engineering • Programmable logic control (PLC) • Computer Aided Design/Manufacture (CAD/CAM) • Electronics • Mechatronics • Manufacturing processes • Combinational and sequential logic • SPC hydraulics and pneumatics • Project management • Health and Safety • Key skills. Other options available subject to demand.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through a range of assignments and end tests.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to hold one of the following qualifications in the relevant subject area: GNVQ Advanced or AVCE Engineering or Science OR BTEC National Certificate/Diploma OR A Level Maths, Physics or Technology OR Access to HE in Engineering or Science OR appropriate C&G qualifications. The college is particularly interested to hear from women applicants.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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CAMPUS


Fashion & Textiles

Musical Theatre

BTEC HND – LEVEL 5

FOUNDATION DEGREE (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON)

REF: 1479

REF: 3590

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

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COURSE CONTENT

CAMPUS

HIGHER EDUCATION

This course offers you a balance between design and the development of practical skills in both fashion and textiles.

Dudley Evolve

By combining these subjects exciting new concepts are possible which will offer the maximum opportunity for design development. You will study:

This degree course will provide you with practical skills that can be transferred to working in the performing arts industry. In addition, you are taught business and arts management skills in order to create your own performance opportunities.You will also study techniques in dance, vocal studies and drama and combine all three to perform musical theatre material.

• Visual studies: observation, drawing, painting and design illustration • Cultural and supporting studies: history of art, history of fashion and textile design • Information technology and business studies • Textile design and production techniques • Fashion design: illustration, pattern drafting and garment construction.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a variety of methods including integrated assignment based projects and final end of year exhibition.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a portfolio of work plus one of the following qualifications: BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design OR one A Level at grade A – C which should be art-based OR Foundation in Art & Design OR Access to HE in Art/Design OR equivalent experience. Applications from those with alternative qualifications or experience are welcome. Portfolios of work will be essential.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION This HND is often accepted as the first two years of a degree and if you have suitable grades you may use them to gain access to the final year of a degree programme.

COURSE CONTENT

Modules include: • Contextual studies in musical theatre • Performance skills • Musical theatre skills and development • Professional production work placement • Entrepreneurship in the performing arts industry • Performance repertoire.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Each module contains two assessments, both practical and academic. Modules are worth 20 credits each and 120 credits must be achieved in each academic year in order to apply for a BA Hons Degree top up course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • 100 UCAS points • Candidates will be expected to attend an interview and an audition in all three art forms • Candidates with relevant experience and no formal qualifications will be considered and must be interviewed and auditioned. APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE MADE THROUGH THE UCAS SYSTEM.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Graduates will be offered the opportunity to apply for a third year of study to transfer the Foundation Degree to a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre. Graduates may also wish to seek work or create their own business opportunities in the Performing Arts Industry.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Public Services BTEC HNC/D – LEVEL 4/5 REF: 3675

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Public Services A GCE Advanced 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 A* – C.

COURSE CONTENT Mandatory core units – all seven units must be taken: • Small-scale research projects in public services • Organisations and behaviour • Fair treatment in public services • Managing public sector finance • Government, decision-making and the public services • Research project • Personal and professional development. Specialist units: • Psychology of human and criminal behaviour • Sociological aspects of the public services in contemporary society • Human resources in the public services • Managing stress in public services • Health and safety management in public services • The global environment • Justice and punishment • Crime reduction and community safety • Technology and public services • Emergency planning and the public services • Public service activity management • Personal outdoor skills • Public services heritage management • Employability skills • Project design, implementation and evaluation • Work-based experience.

• Other related Level 3 qualifications • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution • Related work experience.

MATERIALS • • • •

Stationery Travel Residential activities Uniform if desired.

DURATION 2 years.

PROGRESSION Entry into the Uniformed Services. Fast track promotion within the Police. Officer Entrant in the Armed Forces. University to complete a full degree.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND programme must contain a minimum of 125 credits at Level 5.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Through a portfolio of evidence which includes: • • • • • • • •

Written reports Verbal and PowerPoint presentations Discussions and debate Web based assessment Practical application and performance Photographic evidence Witness testimony Access to prior learning.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363

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CAMPUS


Notes 184 COURSE INDEX Data Protection Act 1998 & Other Dudley College collects information about students for various administrative, academic and health and safety reasons.The Data Protection Act of 1998 requires us to obtain your consent before we can do this and, since we cannot operate the college without processing the information about you, we will be unable to offer you a place on any course, and will withdraw any offer already made unless you give us your consent to process your data. Therefore by signing the Enrolment Form you consent to Dudley College processing personal data contained in the form and any other data which we may obtain from you or any other source, whilst you are a student at the college.You also consent to the processing of such data for any purpose connected with your studies or with your health and safety whilst on the premises or for any other legitimate and legal reason. Specifically, you consent to Dudley College processing information about your race or ethnic origin as part of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring and about your physical or mental health or any medical condition you may have as part of our responsibilities for the provision of additional support and for managing our duties and obligations under the Disability

Discrimination Act. Information you provide will also be passed to the Skills Funding Agency which is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998, primarily for the collection and analysis of statistical data. However, the agency may also share the information with other organisations for the purpose of detecting fraud. If you require any further information about the Act, please contact Student Services. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information in this course guide you should be aware that times, dates, costs, provision and other details may be subject to change without notice. All information on our courses is relevant to those who have been resident in the UK/EU for at least 3 years*. Residents from non-EU countries should contact our International Office on 01384 363356 or email international@dudleycol.ac.uk. Please be aware that the college may not be able to provide services or courses in a range of circumstances, including: low class numbers; long term illness of specialist staff; industrial

action; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings or equipment; and any circumstances which may affect the Health and Safety of staff or students. In such circumstances, the college reserves the right to withdraw any course or service without notice. In the event that you enrol on a course and it becomes apparent that you are not suited to that course (based on initial assessment, quality of course work submitted or other relevant criteria) the college reserves the right to transfer you to a more appropriate, alternative course or, if there are no suitable alternatives, to withdraw your place. Similarly, progress from one stage of a programme to the next stage (eg “AS” to “A2”) is subject to satisfactory academic progress and conduct. Enrolment on all courses is on a first come first serve basis. Dudley College supports the legislation which bans smoking in public places. Smoking therefore is not allowed in any college buildings or on any colleges premises or grounds. * Some exceptions apply e.g. asylum seekers.

For further information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on: 01384 363 363


Dudley Learning Quarter & Campus Locations

1

The Broadway – The Broadway, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4AS

2

Dudley Evolve – Opening September 2012

3

Dudley Sixth and Dudley Higher – Opening September 2012

4

Motor Vehicle Centre – Wolverhampton Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3AH

5

Brierley Hill Campus – Dudley Road, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 1LQ

6

Castle View – The Parade, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3HR

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Mons Hill – 111 Wrens Hill Road, Wrens Nest Estate, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3SB


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