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FURTHER EDUCATION COURSE GUIDE 2020/21

Careers, not just courses


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OPEN AND TASTER

EVENTS Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities for potential students to visit BMC. Our open events offer the opportunity to explore our campuses and get a real feel for what it is like to study at BMC. Below you can find details on our forthcoming events; make sure you book online to secure your place.

BROOKSBY CAMPUS SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER

09:00 - 13:00 (TASTER SESSIONS)

THURSDAY 23 JANUARY

17:30 - 19:30 (OPEN EVENING)

SATURDAY 7 MARCH

09:00 - 13:00 (TASTER SESSIONS)

WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL

17:30 - 19:30 (OPEN EVENING)

SATURDAY 13 JUNE

09:00- 13:00 (TASTER SESSIONS)

THURSDAY 20 AUGUST

16:00 - 18:00 (OPEN EVENING)

10.00 - 13.00 (OPEN DAY)

10.00 - 13.00 (OPEN DAY)

10.00 - 13.00 (OPEN DAY)

MELTON CAMPUS SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER

09:00 - 13:00 (TASTER SESSIONS)

TUESDAY 21 JANUARY

17:00 - 19:00 (OPEN EVENING)

MONDAY 27 APRIL

17:00 - 19:00 (OPEN EVENING)

SATURDAY 20 JUNE

09:00 - 13:00 (TASTER SESSIONS)

THURSDAY 20 AUGUST

16:00 - 18:00 (OPEN EVENING)

LE14 2LJ

LE13 0HJ

10.00 - 13.00 (OPEN DAY)

10.00 - 13.00 (OPEN DAY)

REGISTER NOW

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It’s with great pleasure that we welcome you to Brooksby Melton College, and thank you for your interest in our Further Education courses. We feel privileged and proud to lead a College where students are put at the heart of every decision we take; we believe this is reflected in our results with high levels of achievement and positive progression to other courses or into the world of work. We make no apology for our high standards; we have big ambitions for every student who joins us, as you become part of the Brooksby Melton family and we make every effort to enable you to exceed your expectations and reach your full potential. Our vision is simple - we want our students to have the very best possible access to learning, which will enable them to leave us career-ready at the end of their study. We’re confident that with such a great team of staff and students, this will long-remain and our successes at Brooksby Melton College will continue to grow from strength to strength. We are very proud of our caring and inclusive community here at Brooksby Melton College, where we hope that all students are provided with an environment in which they can flourish and achieve to the very best of their ability. As well as fantastic teaching and learning facilities, we place a high emphasis on enrichment activities within each course programme, to ensure that as well as academic achievement, our students are happy, healthy and confident. We have excellent employer links from the likes of Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, RAC, GRIMME, Mansfield Town Football Club, and Leicester City Women Football Club, plus our very own Theatre and a land based campus that sits in 850 acres. Our popularity at Brooksby Melton College remains high, and we believe that our commitment to learning is reflected in our student numbers and their achievements. The most recent inspection from Ofsted confirmed this, with our college formerly acknowledged as a good provider. We are continuing to work hard and improve our offering to ensure we deliver on our ambition to become an outstanding provider - our students, staff and the communities we serve deserve that. We look forward to you joining us as a student in the new academic year and wish you all the best in your study.

Dawn Whitemore, Principal and Andrew Wolfe, Chair of Governors

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CONTENTS PAGE 03

Open and Taster Events

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Principal’s Message

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Contents Page

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Our Courses

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Why Melton Mowbray?

08 - 09

What Makes BMC Special?

10 - 15

Agriculture

16 - 19

Countryside Management

20 - 29

Horticulture

30 - 35

Floristry

36 - 43

Animal Management

44 - 53

Equine

54 - 63

Beauty Therapy

64 - 69

Media Make-Up

70 - 81

Catering and Hospitality

82 - 91

Construction and Joinery

92 - 99

Creative Media

100 - 107

Performing Arts

108 - 117

Land-Based Service Engineering

188 - 125

Motor Vehicle Engineering

126 - 143

Sport

144 - 151

Childcare and Early Years

152 - 157

Health and Social Care

158 - 163

Foundation Studies

164 - 167

Skills for Working Life

168 - 169

Apprenticeships

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Student Support

171 - 172

Student Finance

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Student Accommodation

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Additional Learning Support

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GCSE English and Maths

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Transport

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BMC School of Higher Education

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Short Courses

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Distance Learning

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How to Apply

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Application Form

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FAQs 5


OUR COURSES BROOKSBY CAMPUS Brooksby Leicestershire LE14 2LJ

Agriculture Animal Care Construction and Joinery Countryside Management Equine Floristry Foundation Studies Horticulture Land-Based Service Engineering Maths and English Motor Vehicle Engineering Sport

MELTON CAMPUS

Asfordby Road Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE13 0HJ

Beauty Therapy Catering and Hospitality Childcare and Early Years Creative Media Health and Social Care Maths and English Media Make-Up Performing Arts Skills for Working Life Teacher Training

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WHY MELTON MOWBRAY? •

Excellent transport links

to the cities of Leicester, Nottingham, and

Birmingham - you can even

get to London in just over an hour!

Rural Food Capital of the UK

Loads of live music

Green spaces in

abundance

Tuesday = Market Day.

It’s the home of Pork Pie?!

Cheap groceries and

independent retailers.

And of course - BMC!

Melton Mowbray is a beautiful

place with lots to offer - come

and see for yourself! Newcastle upon Tyne

Liverpool

Nottingham Norwich M

Leicester

B

Oxford

London

MELTON CAMPUS BROOKSBY CAMPUS

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INFINITY GREEN SCREEN

RANKED HIGHEST FOR LEVEL 3 ACHIEVEMENT (16 – 18) IN THE EAST MIDLANDS!

REFLECTIONS ON-SITE BEAUTY SALON

£3.6 MILLION SPORTS COMPLEX

RURAL CATERING CENTRE

MELTON THEATRE

SPECIALIST LAND-BASED COLLEGE

STUDENT SERVICES

FRESHERS’ WEEK FAIRS 8

WORK EXPERIENCE AND INDUSTRY-EXPERT LINKS


BIG BMC TRANSFORMATION £27.7 MILLION INVESTMENT IN FACILITIES

DAYS OUT AND ENRICHMENT

FANTASTIC CATERING

OFSTED RATED ‘GOOD’

850 ACRE ESTATE

A WORKING FARM

WHAT MAKES BMC SPECIAL? BROOKSBY HALL

EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

ANIMAL THERAPY

SUPPORTIVE STAFF THAT GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

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AGRICULTURE BMC has a rich heritage as a leading provider of agricultural courses in the East Midlands. For generations, students have gained excellent experience on our 850 acre Brooksby campus, getting hands-on training in every aspect of farming.

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IN 2019, 100% OF OUR STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION The vocational delivery of these BTEC courses enables you to get the very best out of your time at BMC. You will leave us ‘work-ready’, having developed a great skill-set in arable agriculture and livestock, by learning the theory in practice, with real crops and real animals. Our courses cover a range of specialist areas such as livestock breeding and nutrition, managing environments, crop production and land management. There is also an opportunity to develop your understanding of plant and soil science, and to learn about business management within the landbased industries. Level 2 students in Agriculture, Countryside Management and Horticulture are taught together as a single tutor group for some of their studies to give them a taste of the entire land-based industry. They will be taught separately for specialist units and will have chance to engage with the college’s enterprises including the farm, glasshouses, grounds and estates depending on their subject specialism. Our Agriculture students have the opportunity to enter regional and national competitions, as well as attending high profile events such as the Uppingham and Melton Fat Stock Shows and other livestock events.

Career Opportunities We have very good links with the industry. Our Agriculture students have gone on to work as shepherds, herdsmen, tractor operators, agricultural representatives, estates managers and teachers.

EARN UP TO £25,000 AS A GENERAL FARM WORKER OR £32,000 AS A DAIRY HERDSPERSON

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AGRICULTURE Level 2 Agriculture

Level 3 Agriculture

Level 3 Agriculture

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English OR Level 1 Agriculture and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English OR Level 2 Agriculture and Level 1 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English, Maths and a Science OR Level 2 Agriculture and Level 1 Functional Skills

Typical Topics • • • • • •

Work Related Experience in Agriculture Land-Based Business Farm Animal Production Land-Based Machinery Operation Estate Maintenance Animal and Plant Husbandry

Typical Topics • • • • • •

Principles of Plant and Soil Science Investigative Project in the Agricultural Sector Work Related Experience in the Agricultural Sector Business Management in the Land-Based Industries Management of the College Estate Practical Farm Livestock Breeding

Typical Topics • • • • •

Livestock Breeding and Nutrition Managing Environments Crop Production Livestock Production Land Management

Enrichment Activities • • • • •

Participate in events such as the Lincolnshire County Show, with the chance to show the college’s pedigree Lleyn sheep and pigs. Attend events like LAMMA to see the latest in machine technology.

Visit dairy farms to understand the practices used in rotary milking.

Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as PA1 and PA2 Pesticides Qualification, or Chainsaw Maintenance. Learn about sustainable farming with ecology and the environment, by managing the set-aside land and field margins as part of the HLS countryside stewardships.

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APPRENTICESHIPS IN AGRICULTURE Level 2 Apprenticeship

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Employer Workplace and Brooksby Campus 12 – 18 Months Entry Requirements: 16+ and a Pass in Functional Skills in Maths and English

Employer Workplace and Brooksby Campus 24 Months Entry Requirements: 16+ and Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English and 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or a Level 2 Qualification

Pathways Available

Pathways Available

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Poultry Production Crop Production Livestock Production Mixed Farming

Poultry Production Crop Production Livestock Production Mixed Farming

Fancy doing an Apprenticeship? Learn more about Apprenticeships on page 168.

Option to combine any land-based courses with Leicester Tigers Rugby pathway.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available to Level 2 & 3 Agriculture students. Would you like to start a course at BMC in September, but are struggling with the distance? Our on-site, 16-18 fully-catered accommodation at our Brooksby Campus could be the perfect solution! 13


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Will Oliver Level 2 and level 3 agriculture Will joined Brooksby Melton College in 2018 as a Level 2 Agriculture student and has excelled both in the classroom and on the farm. Alongside his full-time course, he also worked hard to complete his GCSEs in the same year. As well as being a dedicated BMC student, Will is also a natural entrepreneur and is passionate about developing his own genetic line of Pedigree Welsh Pigs. His skills have seen him set up his own business ‘Vinery Herd of Welsh Pigs’, where he successfully breeds, shows and sells his pigs! At the end of his Level 2 course, Will was awarded the ‘Principal’s Award for Excellence at Brooksby’ at our Further Education Awards, for his commitment, inspirational attitude and fun loving manner, which has a very positive influence on his peers. Will is now enrolled on Level 3 Agriculture at the College and has chosen to take the Leicester Tigers Rugby Pathway alongside his studies, where he gets to train with the club alongside his course.

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Countryside and Environmental Management If you are interested in practical land management, habitat conservation and ecology, our Countryside and Environmental Management courses are perfect for you! 16


FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS, 100% OF LEVEL 3 SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN COUNTRYSIDE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STUDENTS HAVE PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION BMC is perfect for studying a course in Countryside and Environmental Management as we are able to provide a practical focus, combining theory with hands-on experience on a wide range of sites, including our 850 acre Brooksby estate. Level 2 students in Agriculture, Countryside and Environmental Management and Horticulture are taught together as a single tutor group for some of their studies to give them a taste of the entire landbased industry. They will be taught separately for specialist units and will have chance to engage with the college’s enterprises including the farm, glasshouses, grounds and estates depending on their subject specialism. If you love the outdoors and working with the natural world, choose Countryside and Environmental Management at BMC!

Career Opportunities Our Countryside and Environmental Management students have gone on to work in a range of careers in the great outdoors, such as becoming a park ranger, ecologist, estate manager, environmental educator or a conservation officer. Our Level 3 courses also allow students to progress on to University to study subjects such as ecology, wildlife conservation, countryside management, or environmental management.

EARN UP TO ÂŁ29,000 AS A PARK RANGER

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Countryside and Environmental Management Level 2 Countryside and Environmental Management

Level 3 Countryside and Environmental Management

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English OR Level 1 Countryside and Environmental Management and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 including English OR Level 2 Countryside and Environmental Management and Level 1 Functional Skills

Typical Topics

Typical Topics

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Undertake Work Related Experience in the Land-Based Industries Environmental and Land-Based Business Introduction to Environmental Studies Participate in Providing Estate Maintenance Conservation and Improvement of British Habitats Introduction to Agriculture and Conservation Introduction to Land-Based Workshop Practice Introduction to the Principles of Land-Based Machinery Undertaking Ecological Surveys and Techniques Introduction to Countryside Access and Recreation Introduction to Urban Habitat Ecology Introduction to Urban Habitat Ecology Understanding Ecology of Trees, Woods and Forests Introduction to Practical Forestry Skills Introduction to Game Management Introductory Deer Management Introduction to Land-Based Machinery Operations Tractor Driving Understand the Basic Principles of Plant Science 18

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Business Management in the Land-Based Sector Plant Science Soil Science Tree Felling and Chainsaw Use Physical and Biological Environmental Processes Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation Investigative Project in the Land-Based Sector Work Experience in the Land-Based Industries Estate Skills Land-Based Machinery Operations

Option to combine any land-based courses with Leicester Tigers Rugby pathway.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available to Level 2 & 3 Countryside and Environmental Management students. Would you like to start a course at BMC in September, but are struggling with the distance? Our on-site, 16-18 fully-catered accommodation at our Brooksby Campus could be the perfect solution!


Level 3 Countryside and Environmental Management Brooksby Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English OR Level 2 Countryside Management and Level 1 Functional Skills Typical Topics • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Professional Working Responsibilities Plant and Soil Science Contemporary Issues in the Land-Based Sectors Work Experience in the Land-Based Sectors Countryside Estate Skills Activities Managing Environmental Habitats Woodland Management Identification, Planting and Care of Trees Developing a Land-Based Enterprise Land-Based Machinery Operations Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management Applied Ecological Management Countryside Recreation

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Physical and Biological Environmental Processes Managing Countryside Visitor Activities Management of Deer in the UK Tree Felling and Chainsaw Safety Freshwater and Wetland Management Applied Ecological Management Ecological Concepts Water Quality Management Controlling Countryside Pests and Predators

Enrichment Activities • • • • • •

We have close links with environment agency, Calverton fish farm, Charnwood Forest Golf Course SSSI, Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and Bradgate Park Trust.

Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as CS30, CS31, PA1, PA6, Chipper & Brushcutter. Opportunities to complete DSC1 certificate for Deer Stalking Competency and Emergency First Aid

Undertake community projects; previously our students have been involved in planting trees and shrubs around the college campuses. Complete woodland surveys and management plans of areas such as Hambleton Wood.

Trips to Sherwood Forest, Cossington Meadows nature reserve, and the Derbyshire Dales, helping you gain real-life experience in various course areas. Get involved in some traditional woodland crafts - learn how to make mallets, staffs and cleft wood gates!

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HORTICULTURE Brooksby Melton College has a rich heritage as a leading provider of land-based courses in the East Midlands, and for generations, students have gained excellent experience on our 850 acre Brooksby campus, getting hands-on training in every aspect of Horticulture.

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FIND YOUR PATHWAY IN TO THE WORLD OF PLANTS...

We offer the perfect place to study as we are able to provide a practical focus, combining theory with hands-on experience. Our Horticulture students benefit from industry-standard glass houses, featuring automatic vent and temperature controls, which ensure optimum conditions for growing plants! Level 2 students in Agriculture, Countryside and Environmental Management and Horticulture are taught together as a single tutor group for some of their studies to give them a taste of the entire land-based industry. They will be taught separately for specialist units and will have chance to engage with the college’s enterprises including the farm, glasshouses, grounds and estates depending on their subject specialism. A career in Horticulture could mean anything from a hands-on gardener, to a research scientist. Come and discuss your pathway with our expert team.

Career Opportunities Our Horticulture students have gone on to secure jobs as landscapers, nursery and garden centre managers, gardeners, grounds-keepers, estates managers and event plant breeders. Pathways include hard and soft landscaping, garden design, production and retail, and sports turf.

EARN UP TO ÂŁ28,000 AS A SELF EMPLOYED LANDSCAPER BMC offers a range of Royal Horticultural Society Courses, Short Courses and Apprenticeships in Amenity, Landscape and Sports Turf, for those who wish to further enhance their studies.

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HORTICULTURE Level 2 Horticulture

Level 3 Horticulture

Level 3 Horticulture

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English OR Level 1 Horticulture and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 1 Year ((Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English OR Level 2 Horticulture and Level 1 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English OR Level 2 Horticulture and Level 1 Functional Skills

Typical Topics

Typical Topics

Typical Topics

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Work-related Experience Maintaining Outdoor Plants Plant and Soil Science Horticultural Machinery Habitat Management Protected Plant Production

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Investigative Project in the Land-Based Sector Plant and Soil Science Maintaining Park and Garden Turf Identifying Ornamental Plants Constructing Landscape Features Exterior Plant Displays Plant Propagation Principles of Landscape and Garden Design

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Option to combine any Land-Based courses with Leicester Tigers Rugby pathway.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available to Level 2 & 3 Horticulture students. Would you like to start a course at BMC in September, but are struggling with the distance? Our on-site, 16-18 fully-catered accommodation at our Brooksby Campus could be the perfect solution!

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Business Management Work Experience Operating Land-Based Machinery Identifying, Planting and Caring For Trees Wildlife Surveys, Ecology and Conservation Protective Cropping Environmental Interpretation Preparing Landscape and Garden Design Briefs Tree Felling and Chainsaw Use Estates Skills


Enrichment Activities • • • • •

Course relevant trips to the likes of Chatsworth House, Leicester City Football Club’s ground, and plant production nurseries. Attend events such as Saltex and LAMMA.

Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as Royal Horticultural Society Courses or Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31). Participate in BMC’s Open Farm Sunday, where hundreds of guests visit the Glass Houses at Brooksby to purchase the famously-good plants! Guest speakers, from the likes of Plant Heritage and the Soil Association.

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APPRENTICESHIPS IN HORTICULTURE Level 2 Apprenticeship Amenity and Landscape

Level 3 Apprenticeship Amenity and Landscape

Employer Workplace and Brooksby Campus 12 – 16 Months Entry Requirements: 16+ and Entry Level 3 in English and Maths

Employer Workplace and Brooksby Campus 12 – 16 Months Entry Requirements: 16+ and Entry Level 3 in English and Maths

What will you gain?

What will you gain?

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Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture Level 1 English Functional Skills Level 1 Maths Functional Skills Employee Rights and Responsibilities Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

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Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture Level 1 English Functional Skills Level 1 Maths Functional Skills Employee Rights and Responsibilities Personal Learning and Thinking Skills


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Tom Walters Level 2 apprenticeship in Horticulture Tom Walters, 33, completed his Horticulture apprenticeship with Brooksby Melton College earlier this year, and has now secured a Head Gardener role at The Old Hall in Market Overton! Whilst completing his Level 2 apprenticeship in Horticulture, Tom was employed as an Apprentice Gardener at Hambleton Hall in Oakham. After successfully completing his qualification with BMC, he was offered the role of Head Gardener at The Old Hall in Market Overton, Rutland. Tom has been working at The Old Hall since May 2019, with his duties including pruning and planting, changing borders, mowing lawns, maintaining the kitchen garden, representing the Old Hall at Open Garden events, and more. Tom said ‘I decided to pursue a career in Horticulture because I was working in the retail sector and wanted a change. I had always enjoyed gardening as a hobby, so I thought, why not turn what I enjoyed most into a job?’ ‘I chose to do an apprenticeship because I liked the idea of learning on-the-job. My apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience within the industry whilst attending college one day per week to develop my theory knowledge.’ ‘I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship because you get so much out of it – it’s great to be in the workplace, learning the job first-hand.’ BMC Horticulture Training Officer, Carla Tewley, added ‘It has been a pleasure working with Tom, watching his confidence grow and seeing him progress in the Horticultural world.’ If you want to follow in Tom’s footsteps, BMC offers both apprenticeships and full-time courses in Horticulture, in addition to a variety of short courses and Royal Horticultural Society qualifications. Students benefit from learning at the 850 acre Brooksby Campus, which features over 15 acres of gardens, and glasshouses with automatic vent and temperature controls. Find out more about BMC Horticulture at www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/areas/horticulture, or come along to a Brooksby Campus open event: www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/events.

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GLASSHOUSES

ACCOMMODATION

GRIMME HARVESTER/POTATO HARVEST

BROOKSBY HALL

BENEFIT FROM WORKING WITH OTHER COURSES AND THEIR FACILITIES, SUCH AS ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND LAND-BASED SERVICE ENGINEERING 28

PESTICIDE SPRAYING

BROOKSBY ESTATE


PEDIGREE LIVESTOCK

FACILITIES PUT CLASSROOM THEORY INTO PRACTICE

VARIETY OF ARABLE CROPS

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FLORISTRY Brooksby Melton College has been training florists in the East Midlands for over twenty years. As a BMC Floristry student, you will have the opportunity to work on live projects, such as events held at Melton Theatre, Brooksby Hall and our church.

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IN 2019, 100% OF LEVEL 3 FLORISTRY STUDENTS PASSED

THEIR QUALIFICATION FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING

Our courses are delivered by passionate tutors who are industry practitioners, so they will be teaching you about the most up-to-date styles, techniques and trends. The programme allows students to fit learning around family and work commitments, with many going on to become self-employed and running their own floristry businesses. Like many of our courses, Floristry welcomes applications from adult students of any age. If you’re 19+, it’s likely that you’ll be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Career Opportunities Past students who have studied Floristry have gone on to work in Floristry shops, set up their own businesses, worked from home, or conducted consultations for weddings, in addition to other floristry-related careers.

EARN UP TO £25,000 AS A FLORIST MANAGER BMC offers a range of Floristry Short Courses, for students who wish to further enhance their studies, such as Flower Arranging for Occasions, Christmas Wreath Making and Wedding Designs.

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FLORISTRY Level 3 Floristry Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English OR Level 2 Floristry and Level 1 Functional Skills Typical Topics • • • • •

Principles of flower and foliage materials conditioning and use Practical conditioning and use of flowers and foliage materials Understanding floristry design Planning, assembling and evaluating: wedding designs, floral designs, sympathy designs Tied floristry

Enrichment Activities • •

Opportunity to work on flower arrangements with our commercial partners, such as events at Brooksby Hall and the College. Close links with local florists, which are very beneficial to students who are seeking work experience within the industry.

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Sophie Cullumbine level 3 floristry Sophie Cullumbine, a BMC Floristry alumna, started her business - Sophie’s Flower Company – in 2011. Over the last 8 years, she has established a strong reputation for breath-taking floral design and has won several awards along the way too. Based in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, her floristry business caters for everything from weddings to photoshoots and she has recently opened the School of Flowers, offering a number of short courses taught by herself and her team. “My passion is the foam free big stuff! I love the logistics of large scale floristry and all the problem solving that runs alongside the creativity. I adore pulling together colour palettes, mixing textures and curating fabulous Bridal bouquets. Each one tells a story of the Bride, perfectly unique.” Her business continues to go from strength-to-strength; within the past year, she has expanded her business into larger premises where she has even began growing her own flowers. Another important focus for Sophie’s Flower Company, is to utilise local growers whenever they can. They also try to use recyclable wrapping, or recycled materials such as newspaper or reclaimed lace wherever possible. Sophie remains an avid supporter of the College, most recently sponsoring the Floristry category at our Further Education Awards ceremony in 2019.

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT If you have a strong interest in animals and would like to pursue a career within the field of Animal Management, there is no better place to study than BMC! 36


FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS, OUR LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA STUDENTS HAVE PASSED WITH OUTSTANDINGLY HIGH GRADES With a perfect blend of expert tutors, work experience links and excellent facilities, it is easy to see why BMC is a leading provider of Animal Management education in the East Midlands. As a BMC Animal Management student, you will have the opportunity to learn about animal health and welfare, animal behaviour, animal nursing, animal biology and practical handling of animals, in addition to other specialist modules.

Career Opportunities Our students go on to develop careers in veterinary nursing, dog training and grooming, kennel/cattery management, education, zoo keeping, animal rehabilitation, animal welfare, conservation and more. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers degrees in Animal Management (Science and Welfare).

EARN UP TO ÂŁ27,000 AS A SENIOR ZOO KEEPER

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT Level 2 Animal Care

Level 3 Animal Management

Level 3 Animal Management

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English, Science and preferably Maths OR Level 1 Animal Care and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English OR Level 2 Animal Care and Level 2 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English, Science and Maths OR Level 2 Animal Care and Level 2 Functional Skills

Modules

Modules

Modules

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Animal health and welfare The basic principles of animal biology Practical animal feeding Animal accommodation Work-related experience in the land-based industries Animal behaviour and handling Animal establishments

Animal welfare and ethics Practical animal husbandry Animal behaviour Animal health and diseases Work experience in the animal sector

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Animal breeding and genetics Animal biology Animal welfare and ethics Practical animal husbandry Practical skills in animal science Animal behaviour Animal health and diseases Work experience in the animal sector Investigative research project Exotic animal husbandry Principles of animal nursing Human and animal interaction Zoological animal health and husbandry Wildlife and ecology Boarding establishments

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apprenticeships in ANIMAL MANAGEMENT Level 3 Veterinary Nursing (Day Release) Brooksby Campus Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English, Science, and Maths OR relevant equivalent qualifications as recognised by City & Guilds. You must be in paid employment in a Veterinary Training Practice Opportunity • •

Study veterinary nursing on a day release basis Cover all elements of veterinary nursing in small animal

Starting September 2020 (Subject to approval from the awarding body)

Enrichment Activities • • •

Participate in trips to a range of places and industry events, such as Crufts, West Midlands Safari Park, the Sealife Centre, RSPCA, Dogs Trust, and Defence Animal Centre.

Talks from industry specialists to enhance your learning – including dog trainers, nutritionists, rescue centre staff, reptile keepers and wildlife rescuers.

Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as Canine Psychology and Canine First Responder Training, or Basic Lambing Skills.

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EXOTIC ANIMALS SUCH AS REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS AND AQUATICS

KENNEL AND CATTERY UNITS

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FULLY-OPERATIONAL GROOMING SCHOOL

FACILITIES

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BSc (hons) Animal Management (Science and Welfare) POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION “I started at Brooksby Melton College 6 years ago doing my Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management and I fell in love with the College, the facilities and the staff. I applied to numerous universities and was accepted into all of them; I actually left BMC for another university but three days into my degree I came back! I missed the College too much: BMC had become a home from home for me. The level of support that I received from the tutors was unbelievable and you honestly couldn’t get it from anywhere else. No matter how many times I asked a question or questioned my own capabilities, the tutors were there for me, motivating me and believing in me! They don’t just care about your grades, you are more than just a statistic to them. They constantly made sure we as students were okay and coping with the degree as well as helping with any problems I was facing outside of College. I have never experienced this level of support anywhere else. The modules within the courses were varied, the tutors taught fantastically and they were paired with practical sessions which helped my understanding. I also had the opportunity to visit South Africa twice, and both trips truly were life changing experiences that I wouldn’t have been able to have if it weren’t for BMC! I am currently studying for my PGCE at BMC, and I work as a Training Officer in the Foundation department. My job is so rewarding and I love giving back what I received at BMC; not only is it a fantastic place to study but it’s also a wonderful place to work!”

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EQUINE Brooksby Melton College’s Equine courses provide a valuable learning experience, with a focus on preparing equestrian riders and non-riders for future success within the industry.

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OUR 16-18 YEAR OLDS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY QUALIFICATIONS Students benefit from expert tuition from event riders, dressage judges and highly qualified and experienced coaches. We offer our students a range of equine care and management courses as we are committed to developing your skills and knowledge to levels which frequently exceed the increasing requirements of employers in the industry. Our courses will give you the relevant knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary to be career ready at the end of your study. All aspects of the course are delivered at our Brooksby campus, where you can access a range of horses, from novice to advanced, and state-of-the-art facilities such as the Brooksby Equestrian Rehabilitation Centre.

Career Opportunities Our students go on to Higher Education and successful careers across all areas of the Equestrian industry, including grooms, riding instructors, eventing, behaviourists, rehabilitation, industry-retail, feed companies, and teaching. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers degrees in Equine Performance Science.

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EQUINE Level 2 Horse Care

Level 3 Equine Management

Level 3 Equine Management

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English, Science and preferably Maths OR Level 1 Horse Care and Level 1 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English, Maths and Science OR Level 2 Horse Care at Merit grade or above

Brooksby Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English, Science and Maths OR Level 2 Animal Care and Level 1 Functional Skills

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Work experience Carrying out stable duties Feeding and watering Horse handling Keeping horses at grass Horse biology Riding horses on the flat Riding horses over fences

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Work experience Carrying out stable duties Feeding and watering Horse handling Keeping horses at grass Maintenance of horse tack and clothing Introduction to lunging horses

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Equine structure, form and function Equine diet and nutrition Work experience in the equine sector Horse tack equipment and rugs Equine health and husbandry Preparation and presentation of the horse form competition disciplines Riding and exercising horses (riding pathway) Riding analysis theory (nonriding pathway)

Accommodation

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Structure, form and function Equine diet and nutrition Work experience Tack equipment and rugs Health and husbandry Preparation and presentation of horse form competition disciplines Equine behaviour Riding and exercising horses (riding pathway) Riding analysis and theory (non-riding pathway)

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Managing equine disease Managing an equine yard Horse fitness Working horses from the ground Injuries and rehabilitation Schooling horses on the flat (riding pathway) Ground poles and grid work for horses (riding pathway) Introduction to equestrian coaching (riding pathway) Equine business management (non-riding pathway) Managing an equine event (non-riding pathway) Investigative industry


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Participate in a wide range of trips! Previous students have visited: Blenheim Horse Trials, Twycross Zoo, Dubai, Ireland, National Stud, the National Horse Racing Museum, Leicester Racecourse, Simon Grieve Eventing, West Midlands Safari Park and King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as BHS and Emergency First Aid.

Careers talks from nationally and internationally recognised professionals, such as British Grooms Association, British Horse Society, feed manufacturers and British Horse Racing Authority. As well as studying hard, we like our students to have fun during their time at BMC; take part in charity events, themed weeks and exercise classes such as dodgeball, boxercise and yoga!

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A WIDE RANGE OF HORSES AVAILABLE

AQUA TREADMILL

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Inter-college Win For Brooksby Melton College Equine Students! On Wednesday 27th March, a team of Brooksby Melton College Equine students secured first place at an inter-college competition hosted by Moulton College in Northampton. The group went up against teams from Moulton College, Derby College, Shuttleworth College and Warwickshire College, coming away with first place overall. The students, who all study Level 3 Equine Management, also secured a number of individual wins during the competition, including first place for Anya Smith in show jumping. Jessica La Rosa, BMC Equine Lecturer and intercollege team coach said ‘We had an amazing start to our intercollege competition at Moulton with a first overall in our team. We also achieved a first for Anya Smith and a third for Megan Bradley in show jumping. Millie Oxtoby won second and Emily Wright third individually for the dressage phase. All students have been dedicated to completing squad training every Friday afternoon and their hard work has paid off. We are now preparing for the Moreton Morell competition in the next week’. BMC Equine students benefit from learning in state-of-the-art facilities at the nationally renowned Brooksby Equestrian Centre. Facilities include two indoor arenas, outdoor arena, and an Equine Rehabilitation Centre featuring an aqua treadmill, solarium, mechanical horse, and weigh bridge. Find out more about Further Education and Undergraduate programmes at: www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/areas/equine/

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BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY QUALIFICATIONS BHS training is offered alongside all of our Equine programmes. As a college we recognise the value of these qualifications to enhance employability. We are a highly approved and experienced training venue, with experienced staff delivering up to Stage 4 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding, and Intermediate Instructor level. Exams are held regularly throughout the year at the college, which means students can train on the exam horses and with familiar equipment to give them every chance of success. With extremely high success rates on our college BHS exam courses, this is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your CV as a part of your college programme.

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chloe marsh Level 3 equine management We’re so proud of former Level 3 Extended Diploma Equine Management student Chloe Marsh and her horse Bertie, also known as ‘The Cow Pony’! In August 2018, Chloe was awarded ‘Champion Side Saddle Rider of the Year’, with Bertie also taking home ‘Champion Side Saddle Horse of the Year’. What a fantastic achievement!

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BEAUTY THERAPY At Brooksby Melton College, you can grow your skills in a real, industry-standard salon environment, with assessments demonstrated on paying clients.

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Our Beauty Therapy department is dedicated to nurturing the skills of trainee beauty therapists to help them to develop to the highest standards. The Beauty Therapy industry is thriving, helping many people feel more confident, everyday. We encourage all of our students to gain as much work experience as possible during their time at BMC. As well as working in our very own salon, Reflections, students are encouraged to seek placements elsewhere to ensure they are as career ready as possible when they complete their study programme. Full support will be given to anyone looking to further enhance their study in this way.

Career Opportunities Our students go on to become beauty therapists in salons, spas and on cruise ships, brand representatives, educators, massage therapists and sports massage therapists - many even go on to start their own businesses. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers various Teaching Qualifications, from Levels 4 - 6.

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BEAUTY THERAPY Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Level 3 Beauty Therapy

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above OR Level 1 Hair and Beauty Skills and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Level 2 Beauty Therapy

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Facials Manicures Pedicures Lashes and brows Waxing Make-up Health and safety Consultation Reception

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Swedish massage Facial and body electrical Promotion Health and safety Client consultations Mechanical massage

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Professional working relationships with local spas and beauty salons, in particular Ragdale Hall, where students can attend workshops during their study. Training on additional treatments.

Attend tradeshows, such as Hair and Beauty UK and Salon International. Talks from industry specialists to enhance your learning.

Take part in national and in-house competitions to showcase your skills.

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RAGDALE HALL - WHERE HOLLY QUINN COMPLETED HER TWO-YEAR TRAINING PLAN AFTER COMPLETING HER STUDIES AT BMC 58


Holly Quinn Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy Holly Quinn studied Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy at BMC, during which time she became Ragdale Hall’s first ever ‘Student of Excellence’. She also had the chance to take part in a number of industry-based workshops with Ragdale Hall as a part of the spa’s ‘College of Excellence’ scheme. In recognition of her win, Holly was awarded a spa day at Ragdale Hall. She also secured employment as a part-time Beauty Therapist with a comprehensive two-year training plan! Since leaving BMC, Holly has begun her own business venture, ‘Quintessential Beauty’, where she offers a variety of beauty treatments in the comfort of people’s own homes. She has also recently returned to BMC to complete her teacher training qualification. When asked about her success in the Ragdale Hall Student of Excellence competition, Holly said ‘It felt amazing to be the winner, it was such a huge achievement for me and it felt like all of the hard work from my time at college had really paid off. ‘My time studying at BMC was great, and the skills that I gained have definitely helped with my career in the Beauty sector. My tutors were all brilliant. They really knew their stuff and were always willing to pass on knowledge and advice from their own experience in the industry. ‘The facilities at BMC were also great to work in and really helped me get the most out of my time at college. We had our own salons (Reflections Salons), which were built to mimic the sort of facilities you would expect from a real salon, and were equipped with industry-standard equipment and products. The salons were also open to the public, giving us the opportunity to practice all of the skills and techniques we learnt on real paying customers, which was really beneficial for our professional development. ‘I’ve loved my time at BMC and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a career in Beauty Therapy. The connections I made there were invaluable and definitely helped me to get where I am today.’

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Brooksby Melton College Wins Prestigious Ragdale Hall ‘College of Excellence’ Award! Brooksby Melton College has again secured the esteemed title of ‘College of Excellence’ from Ragdale Hall Spa. The ‘College of Excellence’ award aims to recognise providers that deliver hair and beauty courses at the highest standard. There is a specific set of criteria that colleges must fit in order to be considered for the award. These include providing a high standard of teaching, having a ‘Good’ or Outstanding’ Ofsted rating, demonstrating a good working relationship with Ragdale Hall, having reliable, high calibre students, and offering enrichment qualifications in addition to core course content. Emma Pymm, Programme Area Manager for Beauty and Media Makeup courses at BMC, said ‘I am delighted and very proud of my team and students, in gaining this award and recognition of College of excellence by a high quality spa organisation. The students and team work extremely hard to provide a professional service for our clients. Our relationship with Ragdale Hall is extremely important to us and their employer engagement and involvement in the delivery of qualifications provides excellent enrichment opportunities to our study programmes, and potential employment for BMC students.’ Brooksby Melton College is a leading provider of specialist education with a range of courses in Beauty Therapy and Media Make-up. Students gain experience in the college’s very own Reflections Salons, with assessments demonstrated on clients. In addition, BMC’s industry links help students to develop in-depth industry knowledge and gain a variety of employability skills. A multi-award winning spa, Ragdale Hall is widely acknowledged to be one of the best health spas in the UK. With extensive spa facilities, over 130 therapists and a wide variety of treatment options, Ragdale has been dedicated to providing a luxurious, welcoming and relaxed experience for guests for over 40 years.

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BENEFIT FROM WORKING WITH OTHER COURSES AND THEIR FACILITIES, SUCH AS PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE MEDIA

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WORK-EXPERIENCE IN OUR VERY OWN COMMERCIAL SALON, REFLECTIONS

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MEDIA MAKE-UP At Brooksby Melton College, you can grow your skill in a real, industry-standard salon environment, with all assessments demonstrated on clients.

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IN 2019, 100% OF OUR LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA MEDIA MAKEUP STUDENTS PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION. We encourage all of our students to gain as much work experience as possible during their time at BMC. As well as working in our very own salon, Reflections, students will partner with Performing Arts and local theatre companies to provide top-quality hair and media make-up services. Our enrichment programme is exceptional; from opportunities to attend competitions and national tradeshows, to talks from visiting guest speakers and trainers from the industry.

Career Opportunities Our students go on to become film and theatre hair and make-up artists, brand representatives, wedding hair and make-up artists, educators and make-up reps - many even go on to start their own businesses. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers various Teaching Qualifications, from Levels 4 - 6.

LEAD MAKEUP ARTISTS CAN EARN BETWEEN ÂŁ250 - ÂŁ450 PER DAY FOR AN EVENT

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MEDIA MAKE-UP Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up

Level 3 Theatrical and Media Make-Up

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above OR Level 1 Hair and Beauty Skills and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 and Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up

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Health safety and hygiene Make-up applications Hair preparation services Continuity planning for make-up services Dress and finish hair services Continuity hair services Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists Total look for competition work Face and body art painting Fashion and editorial make-up

Media make-up Camouflage make-up Fashion and photographic make-up Style and fit of postiche Fitting bald-caps and prosthetic pieces Air brush make-up Face and body art

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Attend tradeshows such as Hair and Beauty UK and Salon International.

Talks from industry specialists and brand representatives to enhance your learning. Take part in national and in-house competitions to showcase your skills.

Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time Level 3 qualification,

Level 2 students have the opportunity to undertake an industry-standard qualification in Contact Dermatitis and Level 3 students in Emergency First Aid.

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SHOWING OFF THEIR PURRR-FECT MAKE-UP SKILLS FOR ‘CATS’ PRODUCTION! Brooksby Melton College students have been showing off their skills by creating some distinctive make-up looks for a production of ‘Cats’, performed by the Leicester Theatre Group. The students, who all study Level 3 Theatrical and Media Make-up at BMC, took on this professional project, embracing this unique opportunity to work independently under the Director and Producer of the theatre show. Karl Strickland, Producer at the Leicester Theatre Group, commented ‘I’d like to say a huge thank you on behalf of myself and the kids at LTG. As the manager of a youth company, it has been fantastic to have such talented young make-up artists involved with the show. The students were dedicated, punctual and clearly loved every second of their work. The looks that they created were stunning, and it was a pleasure to have them around. As a client, I could not be more pleased with the quality of their work and how they conducted themselves. They have contributed to a stunning production that has had brilliant reviews.’ Tracy Leftley, Media Make-up lecturer at BMC, added ‘I am incredibly proud of the learners who have worked on this project. They had just one induction day from myself before taking on this challenge, and have never done anything like this before. It is fantastic to see how they have all completely embraced this opportunity, gaining the valuable experience of working independently under the show’s Director and Producer for most of the week. We had a great experience working with the Leicester Theatre Group and we hope to work with them again on similar projects going forward!’

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madeline elizabeth Level 2 and level 3 media make-up Maddy Lambert is a former Brooksby Melton College Media Makeup student and has gone on to successfully run her own business – Madeline Elizabeth. After studying both Levels 2 and 3 with the College, she started her own business as a Hair, Makeup and Beauty Artist in Leicestershire in 2016. She specialises in only using cruelty-free products to enhance her client’s natural beauty, whether that be for a Wedding, special occasion, or everyday beauty regime. “Studying at Brooksby Melton College was one of the best decisions I ever made. I had previously started my A-Levels at Sixth Form but found that the courses and the learning environment weren’t what I was looking for. I have always been creative and loved art so when I learnt about the Media Makeup course at BMC, it sounded like the perfect fit. The course was varied enough for me to learn a wide range of incredibly useful skills, but also focused enough to allow me to graduate feeling confident in my ability and ready to start my career in the industry. My tutors and the Student Services team gave me so much support during my studies and were incredibly supportive whenever I needed them. I would highly recommend BMC to anyone.” Over the past three years, Maddy has seen her business go from strength-to-strength; she now holds a residency at the Melton Wellness House and was recently a Finalist in the Best of Melton Awards for Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

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CATERING AND HOSPITALITY Melton Mowbray is the Rural Food Capital, so where better to nurture your Catering and Hospitality skills than in our stylish Rural Catering Centre? 70


IN 2019, 100% OF OUR STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION. Our Catering and Hospitality courses take into account the latest approaches to food safety, health and safety legislation and current industry practices and provide a broad understanding of all aspects of kitchen and hospitality operations, which is all essential for those aspiring to work in the industry!

Career Opportunities Our students go on to develop careers as chefs, in restaurant management, private catering, international leisure and tourism, event management, product development, and more!

EARN UP TO ÂŁ35,000 AS A CATERING MANAGER

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CATERING AND HOSPITALITY Level 1 Culinary Skills

Level 2 Food and Beverage Service

Level 2 Professional Cookery

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade E/2 or above including English, plus an Initial Assessment at Interview

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs at Grade D/3 OR Level 1 Food and Beverage Service and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs at Grade D/3 OR Level 1 Professional Cookery and Entry 3 Functional Skills

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Working with a variety of ingredients and equipment Producing food in a commercial environment Food and drink service Hospitality skills Food hygiene Work experience

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Food safety in catering Health and safety Legislation in food and beverage service Menu knowledge and design Principles of beverage product knowledge Service of hot beverages Food and beverage service skills Handling payments and maintaining the payment point Principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism Developing skills for employment

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Cooking sauces, soups and stocks, vegetables and pulses Cooking meat and offal, poultry, fish and shellfish Cooking rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes Cooking desserts, puddings and bakery products


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Participate in culinary competitions – in 2016 our students entered the NWHC Salon Culinaire competition, collectively winning seven silver, two bronze and four merit awards! Visits to catering and hospitality establishments nationally.

Involvement with the intake and judging of the British Pie Awards.

Fantastic opportunities to visit food festivals in Melton Mowbray throughout the year, such as the East Midlands Food Festival, Choc Fest and the Chilli Festival. Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as First Aid at Work.

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APPRENTICESHIPS IN cATERING AND HOSPITALITY Level 2 Apprenticeship Commis Chef

Level 3 Apprenticeship Chef de Partie

Employer Workplace and Melton Campus 12 – 24 Months (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade C/4 or above OR completion of a Maths and English diagnostic assessment

Employer Workplace and Melton Campus 12 – 24 Months (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade C/4 or above and a relevant Level 2 qualification, preferably including work experience OR completion of a Maths and English diagnostic assessment

Pathways available

Pathways available

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Food production and cooking Professional cookery Hospitality services

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Professional cookery Patisserie and confectionery

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Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality and Catering Level 2 Technical Certificate Level 1 English Functional Skills Level 1 Maths Functional Skills Employee rights and responsibilities Personal learning and thinking skills

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Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3 Technical Certificate Level 2 English Functional Skills Level 2 Maths Functional Skills Employee rights and responsibilities Personal learning and thinking skills


APPRENTICESHIPS IN CATERING AND HOSPITALITY Level 2 Apprenticeship Hospitality Team Member

Level 3 Apprenticeship Hospitality Supervisor

Employer Workplace and Melton Campus 12 – 24 Months (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade C/4 or above OR completion of a Maths and English diagnostic assessment

Employer Workplace and Melton Campus 12 – 24 Months (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade C/4 or above and a relevant Level 2 qualification, preferably including work experience OR completion of a Maths and English diagnostic assessment

Pathways available

Pathways available

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Front of house reception Food service Beverage service Food and beverage service Professional cookery

Hospitality, supervision and leadership

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What will you gain?

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Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality and Catering Level 2 Technical Certificate Level 1 English Functional Skills Level 1 Maths Functional Skills Employee rights and responsibilities Personal learning and thinking skills

Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Level 3 Technical Certificate Level 2 English Functional Skills Level 2 Maths Functional Skills Employee rights and responsibilities Personal learning and thinking skills

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BASED IN THE HEART OF THE UK’S RURAL FOOD CAPITAL!

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Joe Smith Level 2 and level 3 professional cookery BMC student Joe Smith won first place at the 2017 Teflon Diamond Standard Awards, a prestigious inter-college competition aimed at highlighting and recognising excellence in the catering industry. The final, which was held at Waitrose Cookery School, saw Joe rise above the competition to win this prestigious culinary award. Joe’s fantastic prizes included £500, £50 of which he generously donated to a local charity, £150 worth of equipment for Joe, £250 worth of equipment for BMC, and a three year scholarship with top specialist chefs. On winning the Teflon Diamond Standard Award, Joe Smith said ‘It didn’t sink in until around a week afterwards - to have come first amongst the 400+ people who entered the competition was very surreal. The three year scholarship will really help me with my future career because it will further my professional experience and allow me to specialise in patisserie, which is something that I am passionate about. Studying at BMC has given me an advantage in the competitions that I have entered because it has provided me with the equipment, facilities, and time needed to perfect my dishes beforehand.’

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bmc catering and hospitality students secure multiple wins at catering competitions! In 2018, a selection of Catering and Hospitality students from BMC competed in the North Warwickshire and Hinckley College National ‘Salon Culinaire’, coming away with lots of wins! Twelve BMC students competed, coming away with a total of three gold medals and ‘Best in Class’ awards, six silver medals, eight bronze medals, six certificate of merit awards and two ‘Best Visiting Student’ awards. Colleen O’Keefe, who studied Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership at BMC, said ‘I started my Level 1 qualification at the College in 2014, and this year has been the first year that I have had the confidence to enter any competitions, so I am incredibly pleased with the prizes that I won at the ‘Salon Culinaire’. Studying at BMC made preparing for the competition a lot easier, as we get lots of front of house experience by serving customers in the Rural Catering Centre. I was really pleased to have won a Certificate of Merit for my Victoria sponge, as my course focuses on front of house operations and I have not had much practise when it comes to baking! I decided that I wanted to pursue Hospitality because I completed a summer programme at The Olive Grove Cookery School, which I really enjoyed. I then came to a Taster Day at BMC and was really impressed by the brand new Rural Catering Centre facilities. Coming to BMC to study Catering and Hospitality was the perfect option for me because I had very little confidence when I started at the College. If I had gone straight into work within the industry I would have struggled due to my lack of confidence, so being able to learn all of the necessary skills within a supportive college environment has been really helpful. I feel that I am now ready to go into employment within the hospitality industry. I would like to work my way up and eventually gain a supervisory role within the hospitality sector.’ Colleen won a silver medal for napkin folding, a bronze medal for table setting and a certificate of merit for her Victoria sponge. Attending competitions like the NWHC ‘Salon Culinaire’ gives BMC Catering and Hospitality students the chance to hone their front of house skills and show off their culinary flare. The event also gives students a unique opportunity to network with local employers and internationally renowned judges.

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CONSTRUCTION AND JOINERY The Construction and Joinery courses offered at BMC are employment-focussed. You will benefit from working on a wide range of hands-on projects and attend site visits with our industry partners. 82


IN 2019, 100% OF OUR CONSTRUCTION AND JOINERY STUDENTS PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION Whether you are interested in joinery, brickwork, plumbing, plastering, site joinery or painting and decorating, we can help you get on the right path for a fantastic future career. Whilst at BMC you will benefit from a close-knit student community. Brooksby Melton College is a smaller college, so you will get more face-to-face contact time with your tutor. This ensures that all of our students feel like an individual when they are studying with us.

Career Opportunities BMC’s Construction courses give students an introduction to bricklaying, plastering, plumbing, decorating and civil engineering, and our Joinery courses cover site joinery and bench joinery; giving students the basis for entering a career in any of these areas.

EARN UP TO ÂŁ38,000 AS A CARPENTER

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CONSTRUCTION AND JOINERY Level 1 Basic Construction

Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade E/2 or above in English, plus an Initial Assessment at Interview

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade E/2 or above, plus an Initial Assessment at Interview

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Plumbing Joinery Brickwork Health and safety Introduction to the construction industry Painting and decorating Plastering

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Principles of building construction, information and communication Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools Produce woodworking joints Health, safety and welfare in construction

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Real-life work experience on the Brooksby Melton College Estate.

Visit to Westleigh Homes.

Attend large, national events, such as the Timber Expo, the Construction Show and the Painting and Decorating Show. Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as Forklift Truck Operations or Emergency First Aid.

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CONSTRUCTION AND JOINERY Level 2 Site Joinery

Level 2 Bench Joinery

Level 3 Bench Joinery

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 2 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above in English and Maths OR Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery and Level 1 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 2 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above in English and Maths OR Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery and Level 1 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 2 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above in English and Maths and Level 2 Bench Joinery

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Health, safety and welfare in construction Principles of building construction, information and communication Structural carpentry Non-structural carpentry prior to plastering Non-structural carpentry following plastering Timber technology & the use of a circular saw

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Principles of building Planning and preparation for architectural joinery production Use of wood working machinery Architectural joinery component production Assembly and finishing of architectural joinery products

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Health, safety and welfare in construction Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery Manufacture shaped doors and frames Manufacture stairs with turns

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APPRENTICESHIPS IN CONSTRUCTION AND JOINERY Level 2 Apprenticeship Bricklaying

Level 2 Apprenticeship Site Carpentry

Employer Workplace and Brooksby Campus 18 - 24 Months Entry Requirements: Entry 3 in English and Maths

Employer Workplace and Brooksby Campus 18 - 24 Months Entry Requirements: Entry 3 in English and Maths

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Level 2 Extended Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths Level 1 Functional Skills in English Employee rights and responsibilities Personal learning and thinking skills

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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths Level 1 Functional Skills in English


Level 2 Apprenticeship Civil Engineering

Level 2 Apprenticeship Architectural Joinery

Employer Workplace and Brooksby Campus 18 - 24 Months Entry Requirements: Entry 3 in English and Maths

Employer Workplace and Brooksby Campus 18 - 24 Months Entry Requirements: Entry 3 in English and Math

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Level 2 Certificate in Construction Operations Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Civil Engineering Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths Level 1 Functional Skills in English Employee rights and responsibilities Personal learning and thinking skills

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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Architectural Joinery Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths Level 1 Functional Skills in English

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CUTTING-EDGE TEACHING AND LEARNING ZONES

INDUSTRY-STANDARD TOOLS AND MATERIALS

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samuel coxon Level 1 carpentry and joinery, level 2 and level 3 bench joinery “Before I came to BMC, I completed two years of A Levels. In the first year I studied Biology, Chemistry and Physics, however these were not for me. In my second year of A Levels I took 3D Product Design and did really well in this subject, so I decided to pursue a career within the Construction sector, as I like designing and making things. I chose BMC to study my Level 1 Joinery qualification because I went along to one of the College Taster Days and really enjoyed it. In September 2017 I started my Level 2 Joinery qualification at BMC, with the hope of eventually working in bespoke joinery or maybe completing further qualifications.� Samuel has done so well at the College, that he went on to complete his Level 3 Bench Joinery qualification with us last year!

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CREATIVE MEDIA If you are interested in filming, animation, visual effects or sound production, BMC really is the place to be!

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IN 2019, 94% OUR CREATIVE MEDIA STUDENTS PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION The opportunities available to Brooksby Melton College students are second to none; industrystandard equipment, expert tutors, amazing industry links and excellent enrichment, you’ll have all the technology you need to produce an exceptionally high standard of work for your portfolio – setting you up perfectly for your future career. Our dedicated team of tutors have a wealth of experience for you to learn from. In previous years, BMC students have shown their work at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival, won top prizes at the Chevrolet Young Film Makers Awards and even gone on to win an Oscar and a Bafta!

Career Opportunities Previous BMC Creative Media students have gone on to become Freelance Filmmakers, Cinematographers, Directors, Producers, Scriptwriters, Sound Designers, Camera Operatives, Editors, Graphic Designers, Video-game Artists, Visual Effects Artists and Lecturers. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers degrees in Digital Film Production.

EARN UP TO £35,000 AS A FILM EDITOR

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CREATIVE MEDIA Level 2 Creative Media Production

Level 3 Creative Media Production

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English OR Level 1 Creative Media Production and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Melton Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English OR Level 2 Creative Media Production and Level 1 Functional Skills

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Music video production Animation Multi camera production Situation comedy Graphic design Special effects

Music video production Writing and production Thriller Animation Film noir Studio production Sci-fi Promos Movie trailers Experimental films

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Introduction to lighting Camera work and visual effects Animation Multi camera techniques Single camera techniques Web design

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Lighting Post-production camera work Special effects Visual effects Game production 2D animation 3D modelling 3D animation Multi-camera techniques Single camera techniques Sound design


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Trips to places such as the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) and the Harry Potter WB Studios.

Participate in a number of competitions and festivals, such as: Bang! Film Festival, Polydor Hurtwood, UK National Europass Viral Video Competition, Bootleg Film Festival in Toronto, and Cannes International Film Festival in France.

Talks from industry specialist careers advisors to enhance your learning.

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LARGE PRODUCTION FACILITIES AND EDITING SUITES

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KUDEGRA PRODUCTIONS Since graduating from Brooksby Melton College in September 2017, Jai Masters and James Hazeldine have begun an exciting business venture with their new video production company, Kudegra Productions. The company, established in 2017, specialises in producing high quality video media in 4K Ultra HD, including wedding, corporate and promotional videos. James and Jai began their Digital Media studies at BMC in 2012, when they embarked on our Level 3 course. They then went on to complete their BA (Hons) Digital Film Production Degrees at the College from 2014 – 2017. When talking about his time at BMC, James said “Having studied at BMC since 2012, we have witnessed the huge improvement in facilities and equipment over the years. When we started we were using basic video tapes, but by the time we graduated with our degrees in 2017, the equipment had evolved to include a green screen and a black magic camera! As well as learning to use a wide range of equipment, I also learnt other valuable skills from my time at BMC, such as how to pitch to external clients, how to juggle several projects at once, and how to adapt and communicate effectively when working with fellow students. BMC helped us to develop the skills, confidence and working relationships that we needed to start Kudegra Productions.” Jai added “I decided to study Creative Media Production because I always enjoyed film editing and the idea of bringing various film shots together into one coherent piece. I really enjoyed the Level 3 course, and film production was my ideal career choice, so I decided to continue at BMC to study the BA (Hons) Digital Film Production degree. The Professional Project that we completed in our final degree year really helped us to develop the technical and communication skills that we needed to start Kudegra Productions, as we were required to take on various production and post-production roles in order to create a short film. The opportunity to enter the ‘Enter the Pitch’ competition during every year of the degree also helped us to grow our professional pitching skills, which will really help with Kudegra Productions going forward.” From everyone at BMC – we wish you both the best of luck!

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PERFORMING ARTS Performing Arts is a highly competitive industry, therefore it is vital that you receive the best possible training in order to achieve your potential.

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IN 2019, 100% OUR PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION “My time on the Musical Theatre Course at BMC were two of the best years of my life so far. I will carry the skills I learnt from the amazing tutors long into the future.� Aimee Ringrose - Musical Theatre Brooksby Melton College Performing Arts students, benefit from expert tutors, amazing industry links, excellent enrichment and outstanding facilities, including our very own 340 seat professional theatre. We offer a range of courses to suit all abilities and offer pathways in acting, dance and musical theatre. Training primarily concentrates on developing practical skills and you can expect this to be intensive and demanding, yet also extremely rewarding and enjoyable. Students are expected to commit to rehearsals outside of taught hours in order to develop collaborative working skills as well as focussing on your own development as a practitioner. If you are serious about a future in performance, then this is the place for you!

Career Opportunities BMC Performing Arts students have gone on to become Actors (live theatre, film, TV and other recorded media), Dancers, Choreographers, Singers, Voiceover Artists, Theatre Directors and Teachers/Lecturers. Some students have also gone on to work in Arts Administration, Performance Management and Business Management. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers degrees in Performing Arts.

Three extraordinary companies for three extraordinary courses.

Dance

Acting

Musical Theatre

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PERFORMING ARTS Level 2 Performing Arts Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English OR Level 1 Performing Arts and Entry 3 Functional Skills You will also be required to take an audition

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Musical theatre Drama performance Final major project Working in the industry Professional development

“Melton College has a very supportive and engaging atmosphere; it was a special two years working alongside like minded people. I recommend this college to any aspiring performing arts students, especially dancers, who want to work with creative, innovative teachers keen for you to pursue your dreams.” Amelia Buchanan-Taylor - Dance “My time at BMC was truly memorable. Whilst I studied acting for two years, I felt very much a part of something much bigger in the whole performing arts department, working like a professional company, yet with the support of a family. The range and quality of lecturers was beyond compare and I still can’t speak highly enough of the lecturers”. Nick Furlong - Acting

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Take part in national competitions to showcase your skills; previously our Level 3 students had the opportunity to perform at Sadler’s Wells theatre in London as part of the Mardi Gras Challenge. The competition attracts the very best UK dance troupes, with our students being one of just twenty groups to take part on the worldfamous stage! A vast range of trips and the chance to perform at places such as: Curve Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Swan Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre, and Sadler’s Wells.

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PERFORMING ARTS Level 3 Performing Arts (Acting Pathway)

Level 3 Performing Arts (Dance Pathway)

Level 3 Performing Arts (Musical Theatre Pathway)

Melton Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English OR Level 2 Performing Arts and Level 1 Functional Skills You will also be required to take an audition

Melton Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English OR Level 2 Performing Arts and Level 1 Functional Skills You will also be required to take an audition

Melton Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English OR Level 2 Performing Arts and Level 1 Functional Skills You will also be required to take an audition

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Contemporary dance Urban dance Jazz and tap Musical theatre dance Company performance

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Traditional musical theatre Contemporary musical theatre Theatre for children Film/TV and urban dance West end musical Company performance

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Devising plays Physical theatre Acting styles and practitioners Audition techniques Theatre for children Rehearsing and performing

The Acting Pathway allows you to develop a diverse and varied range of acting and performance skills. You will build confidence in your abilities as a ‘thinking actor’ as well as a deeper understanding of the actor’s role within different performance contexts.

Contemporary Classical ballet Choreography Dance appreciation Audition technique Rehearsing and performing

With the Dance Pathway you will study and train in a range of dance and performance styles that reflect current employment opportunities in the industry. The course is fast-paced and will develop a broad range of dance skills and techniques, allowing students to develop their creativity, knowledge and understanding of the dance industry.

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Singing techniques Urban dance, jazz dance Acting styles and practitioners Audition techniques Theatre for children Rehearsing and performing

The Musical Theatre Pathway offers intensive training across the three core performance disciplines of acting, singing and dance. You will explore a wide range of musical theatre styles from traditional classics, through to current West End shows.

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ADDAMS FAMILY (2015) “My time at BMC was two years of phenomenal memories and incredible advice. From the push and belief of the tutors, to the friendships made. From the projects came some seriously brilliant pieces of work. The facilities at the college are beyond fabulous.”

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Shekinah MacFarlane - Musical Theatre

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CINDERELLA (2018) “I’ve never forgotten the skills and experience that I received from the Acting programme at Brooksby Melton College. The tutors gave us the entire toolkit to assist us in a career in the performing arts. These were not just performance skills but advice on being a leader and running your own projects. This gave me the confidence to go off and continue making my own theatre.” Tom Fox - Acting

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MASS MOVEMENT (2019) Photo Credit: Matt Cawrey

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STATE-OF-THE-ART SOUND BOOTHS AND RECORDING STUDIOS

FACILITIES

MULTIPLE MIRRORED REHEARSAL STUDIOS WITH SPRUNG-FLOORS

MELTON THEATRE

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owen warner Level 3 performing arts Talented Brooksby Melton College alumnus, Owen Warner, made his debut appearance on Hollyoaks on Monday 2nd July 2018. Owen, who studied Level 3 Performing Arts (Acting) at BMC, completed his studies at the College in July 2017, quickly securing himself a recurring role on the award winning soap opera. The young actor plays Romeo, the teenage son of Donna-Marie, played by ex-Coronation Street actress, Lucy-Jo Hudson. When talking about his time at BMC, Owen said ‘Studying Acting at BMC gave me an insight into what it’s like to play a variety of characters, work alongside many other actors, and be directed to a professional standard. During my time there, I learned the fundamental skills and etiquette I needed as an aspiring actor. Every teacher at BMC has a complex understanding of how the industry works, and was able to give me in-depth feedback on my performances, which still helps me to this day. After my two years studying, I felt confident and experienced enough to head straight into the industry, equipped with all the knowledge I had acquired at BMC.” Arnie Breen, Acting lecturer at BMC, added ‘Owen was a great student who got out of the course what he put in. He gave 110% to every project, workshop and performance we threw at him. He listened, worked hard and questioned us tutors at every opportunity. He took on the challenge of performing in various different styles including Shakespeare, pantomime, physical theatre and acting for camera. He always had a positive attitude and found time to help his fellow students when he could. More than anything, it was his positive attitude towards studying that really made him stand out during his time here at BMC. It is very pleasing to see him get some professional television work so early in his career and we all look forward to seeing how he and all our alumni progress in their chosen careers. We wish him all the best in this new role and ‘break a leg’ Owen!’

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LAND-BASED SERVICE ENGINEERING Brooksby Melton College has an excellent track record of getting Land-Based Service Engineering students ready for the world of work. In addition, Ofsted have previously commented that our engineering workshops and facilities were “the best they’d ever seen”. 108


IN 2019, 100% OF LAND-BASED SERVICE ENGINEERING STUDENTS PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION The engineering workshops at BMC reflect the industry environment, so learning takes place in similar facilities to those which students will be working in when they get a job within the industry; as a result, this area has seen very healthy employment rates for graduating students in recent years. We have strong links with key players in addition to a number of local and national dealerships. We have a flourishing reputation for delivering high-quality solutions for businesses in the region, helping to develop and improve their land-based service engineering workforce.

Career Opportunities Our Land-Based Service Engineering students leave us career-ready, so many of our students enter apprenticeships or go straight into work with local and national dealerships after completing their study with us.

EARN UP TO ÂŁ30,000 AS AN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER

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LAND-BASED SERVICE ENGINEERING Level 2 Land-Based Service Engineering Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including Maths and English OR Level 1 Transport Award and Entry 3 Functional Skills Potential Pathways • • • •

Agriculture Ground Care Forestry Plant Industries

Enrichment Activities

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Health and safety in the land-based engineering work area Applying mechanical principles Servicing and maintaining tools and equipment Material preparation, shaping and assembly Servicing and maintaining land-based equipment Engines and cooling lubrication systems Electrics Personal performance and working relationships

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Real-life work experience on Brooksby’s working farm and 850 acre estate.

Attend large events like Saltex and LAMMA, to see the latest in machine technology. Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as Forklift Truck Operations or Basic Chainsaw Maintenance.

Option to combine any LandBased courses with Leicester Tigers Rugby pathway.

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APPRENTICESHIPS IN LAND-BASED SERVICE ENGINEERING Course Content

Apprenticeship Level 3 Employer Workplace and Brooksby Campus 36 Months Entry Requirements: Full time employment, Level 2 Maths and English or BKSB tested Potential Pathways • • • •

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Level 3 Certificate in Land-Based Service Engineering • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths (If Required) Level 2 Functional skills in English ( If required) F-Gas Certificate Abrasive Wheels Certificate Employee Rights and Responsibilities Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Identify risks and implement a plan to reduce and mitigate hazards Preparation, installation and handover of complex technologically advanced machinery, plant and equipment and the verification of its performance to the manufacturers specification and customers satisfaction Diagnosis and repair of complex faults in machinery, plant and equipment Complex repairs of machinery, equipment, and their components which may include supervising a junior colleague Inspections of machines and the compilation of machinery condition reports Compilation of repair proposals, estimates and quotations and the implementation of timely and cost effective repairs Communicate with and gather information from colleagues and customers. This includes explaining technical matters in straight forward terms and asking questions to gather the information required to perform an efficient diagnosis Work professionally and engage in continual professional development

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Connor Benner land-based service engineering “I knew that BMC was the College for me because it was the only college in the area that offered the exact course that I wanted to do. I have been really impressed so far with the practical, hands-on learning methods and the wide variety of equipment to work on; both of these things will help me in my future career as I aim to become an agricultural engineer after leaving college. I would recommend Land-Based Service Engineering to any students because the course is really fun and the atmosphere at the College is very welcoming and friendly.�

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The Big BMC Potato Harvest – sMashed it! October was a busy month for farms across the country, as potato-harvest season draws to a close. On Brooksby Melton College’s 850 acre estate, the fully-operational farm is the perfect setting for Environmental Industries students in Agriculture and Land-Based Service Engineering to learn all about arable and crop farming, and to get involved with harvesting the potatoes at this time of year. As well as supplying potatoes to a number of different catering facilities, including Brooksby Hall and the Rural Catering Centre at the Melton Campus, the potatoes grown on the Brooksby Farm are primarily produced for McCain’s. With the help of machinery and the team from Grimme, BMC students are able to learn about the full life-cycle of the potato; from when planting takes place in the spring, right through to harvesting in the autumn. Students particularly enjoy the opportunity to get involved, experiencing driving the Grimme GT170 potato harvester, filling the trailer, getting their hands dirty sorting the potatoes, and loading the lorries with the Grimme CleanLoader. McCain, who supplied the seed potatoes, were also on hand throughout the project to share their expert advice on all aspects of growing the crop. Once the potatoes have left the Brooksby Farm, they will be chipped, bagged and frozen by 7pm that evening at the McCain’s factory and ready to ship out to customers! James Fryer, Head Farm, Estate and Grounds at BMC, added “We are grateful to our friends at Grimme UK and McCain’s who are so supportive of the College and our students. It is fantastic that we can gain access to the latest hi-tech agricultural machinery and give our students the experience they need to be career-ready when they graduate. The weather has not been on our side during this harvest, so while operations have been slow, it’s given the students a great insight into the reality of farming and what to do when things don’t go as planned.”

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MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING The real working environment and industry-standard facilities at BMC will ensure that your Motor Vehicle Engineering experience is second to none. 118


IN 2019 OUR LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA STUDENTS HAD A 92% PASS RATE Brooksby Melton College has an excellent track record of getting students ready for the world of work, and Ofsted said that our workshops and facilities were “the best they’d ever seen”. Our courses cover the essential technical skills needed for working in today’s motor vehicle repair industry, providing you with vital knowledge for becoming a service technician, working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

Career Opportunities Upon completing their course with us, students are prepared to enter a range of jobs within the field of Motor Vehicle Engineering. Past students have gone on to become Mechanics, MOT Testers and Service Technicians. Other students have started their own business, worked for dealerships, or worked for breakdown services. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers various Teaching Qualifications, from Levels 4 – 6.

EARN UP TO £29,000 AS A MECHANIC

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MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING Level 1 Transport Maintenance

Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade E/2 or above, including an Initial Assessment at Interview

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs at Grade E/2 or above including including an Initial Assessment at Interview OR Level 1 Engineering Qualification

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 3 GCSE at Grade C/4 or above, including an Initial Assessment at Interview

Modules

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Health and Safety practices Foundation Skills Personal Social Development (PSD) Mechanical Light Vehicle Heavy Vehicle Motorcycle Electrical Valeting Cycle Maintenance Electrically Propelled Awareness

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Health and Safety Tools, Equipment and Materials Job Roles in the Automotive Environment Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance Light Vehicle Engine Mechanical Light Vehicle Chassis Light Vehicle Electrical Light Vehicle Transmission

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Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping Support for Job Roles Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices

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Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults Light Vehicle Engine Faults Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Faults


APPRENTICESHIPS IN MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING Level 3 Apprenticeship Brooksby Campus 36 Months Entry Requirements: Full time employment, Level 2 Maths and English or BKSB tested What will you gain? • • • • • • •

Level 3 Certificate in Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths (If Required) Level 2 Functional skills in English ( If required) F-Gas Certificate Abrasive Wheels Certificate Employee Rights and Responsibilities Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

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Positive working relationships and effective communication Self-evaluation and improving own performance Maintenance of tools and the workshop Routine servicing and inspection procedures Steering and suspension geometries Electrical circuit requirements and calculations Construction and operation of vehicle components and systems Common fault types, causes and effects of different types of faults The implications and legal requirements of fitting accessories and carrying out vehicle modifications How to diagnose faults using suitable fault finding strategies Construction and operation of advanced electrical, braking and suspension systems Engine and transmission systems and engine and gear calculations Vehicle emissions and legal requirements Alternative fuels Hybrid and electric systems

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FACILITIES WORK EXPERIENCE AND INDUSTRY-EXPERT LINKS

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madeleine andrews Level 3 light vehicle maintenance and repair “I came to BMC because of the remarkable facilities and outstanding results, and I was not disappointed. Attending BMC confirmed that the teaching standards were high and the facilities were really great. This course has prepared me for progressing on to university to study Engineering. I would fully recommend this course to anyone who is interested in applying.�

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SPORT The sports industry is one of the fastest growing, with a variety of job opportunities in coaching, teaching, fitness, leisure and sport development in the UK and all over the world.

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IN 2019, 92% OF SPORT AND SPORTS SCIENCE STUDENTS PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION If you love sport, now is the time to join BMC; with amazing industry partners and personalised pathways geared around your individual needs, we have courses to suit many levels. Students can choose from four pathways – rugby, football, netball or leadership, which all include practical sessions each week. For our Leadership students, you will gain industry-relevant experience in hosting and organising events, such as Leicestershire Cross Country and Sports Hall Athletics. To further boost your CV, we also offer the opportunity to take qualifications alongside your course, such as the Sport Leaders Level 2. Opportunities are also available to take officiating and coaching qualifications in various sports. You can also acquire work experience with elite sport clubs, which underpins the knowledge gained from the Sport qualification.

Career Opportunities Some of our Level 3 students have progressed on to well established Universities on a range of Sport courses. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers degrees in Sports Science. Our students go on to successful careers across all areas of the Sports industry, including PE teachers, personal trainers, coaches, sports marketing, nutritionists and performance analysts. Some of our students even sign professional contracts with our partner clubs at the end of their study!

EARN UP TO ÂŁ36,000 AS A PERFORMANCE ANALYST Our Partner Clubs

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Our Partner Clubs

Brooksby Melton College is proud of its rugby and football partnerships, where we work with Leicester Tigers, Mansfield Town FC and Leicester City Women FC to offer our students the chance to earn an accredited qualification whilst playing the sport they love, working directly with the professionals. Our pathways include up to 10 hours of rugby or football coaching from professional coaches from the clubs. Coaches include ex-professional players that provide high quality coaching to ensure students are able to play to their highest ability. In addition, you will use the strength and conditioning gym, where a qualified strength and conditioning coach will be available to ensure you are in optimal physical condition for your sport. A physio and an analyst will also be available to support you. You will study a Sport or Sports Science course alongside your training. Our students play in a variety of leagues and cup competitions, allowing players to experience high-level competition both regionally and nationally. In order to be eligible for trials, all applicants must complete a course application form, and students must ensure that they enquire about trial dates at interview. Opportunities to live on-site are also available for some students.

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SPORT Level 2 Sport

Level 3 Sport

Level 3 Sports Science

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above OR Level 1 Sport and Entry 3 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above preferably including English and Maths OR Level 2 Sport and Level 2 Functional Skills

Brooksby Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Maths OR Level 2 Sport and Level 2 Functional Skills

Pathways

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Rugby Football Netball Leadership

Please make it clear which pathway you are applying for in your application. Modules • • • • • • •

Participating in sport Anatomy and physiology for exercise Introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition Sports coaching Psychology for sports performance Planning and running a sports event Developing sporting skills and tactical awareness

Rugby Football Netball Leadership

Please make it clear which pathway you are applying for in your application.

Rugby Football Netball Leadership

Please make it clear which pathway you are applying for in your application.

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Anatomy and physiology Fitness training and programming for sport Health and well-being Professional development Sports leadership Sports psychology Practical sports performance Coaching for performance

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Functional anatomy Applied sport and exercise psychology Applied research methods Coaching for performance and fitness Biomechanics in sport and exercise science Specialised fitness training

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Year 2

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Cole Wildin Level 3 Sport Talented BMC Sport student, Cole Wildin, was selected to play for the Antigua and Barbuda U20 football team at a tournament in Miami! Cole said ‘I’m honoured to have been selected to go on international duty with Antigua and Barbuda. Just last year I watched both my brothers go abroad and play for Antigua, and that was when I realised I needed to follow in their footsteps. From then, I worked harder and more frequently to improve my game and work on my fitness and knowledge. Playing for the Antigua and Barbuda U20 team in the CONCACAF Championships has been the highlight of my football career, as I had the opportunity to play the full 90 minutes of every game – it was an experience I’ll never forget. Studying Sport at BMC has allowed me to develop an interest in Sport Psychology. I am intrigued by how the mind works in all sports. BMC has also taught me a lot about independent learning, as the college guides your work, but also teaches you how to learn independently - so it’s the perfect balance for learning. On the physical side, I feel that playing football daily on a new 3G football pitch has developed my fitness, technique and awareness. I started as a centre midfielder for the BMC football team, but quickly changed to playing centre defence. This was difficult for the first few months as I have been playing in midfield my whole life, but after the good coaching I received by the BMC coaches and Mansfield performance coach, centre back soon felt very natural and has led to me being selected for the Antiguan national squad.’

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LEICESTER CITY WOMEN FC ACADEMY The Programme If you are a budding footballer and are interested in any of the full-time Further or Higher Education courses offered at BMC, the Leicester City Women Football Club Education Programme could be the perfect opportunity for you! Students who undertake this programme will train onsite at our 850 acre Brooksby Campus in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, where they will benefit from a high quality, professional set-up which is also home to the Leicester Tigers and Mansfield Town FC Academies. The aim of this programme is to support players in their development as elite players, helping them to develop lifelong skills both within the football arena and out. The programme will discover and develop the potential within each player through engagement with their technical, tactical, physical, mental and academic thought processes.

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Full size 3G all-weather pitch Two grass pitches Strength and conditioning gym Sports hall Class rooms and sports science laboratory Changing rooms Onsite café UEFA A and UEFA B qualified coaches Sports analysis Sports psychologist Personal trainers Nutrition and dietician specialist Personalised educational and football development plan 8 Hours of training per week (alongside studying a full-time BMC course)

Courses at BMC You will undertake a full-time course at BMC alongside the football programme run by Leicester City Women FC coaches. This can be any of the courses offered at our Brooksby Campus or Melton Campus, providing that you meet the entry requirements.

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LEICESTER TIGERS Rugby Development Programme Our Rugby development pathway for Level 2 and 3 students includes 6 - 8 hours of coaching from Leicester Tigers per week. If the Tigers are impressed with your training and performances in games, there is the opportunity to progress into the AASE squad. This course is open to all standards of Rugby ability (with no trial required) and the coaching will ensure that individual development takes place, with strength and conditioning and analysis sessions in the timetable. You will study Level 2 Sport, or Level 3 Sport or Sports Science with a Rugby pathway, with games taking place on a Wednesday afternoon. The Level 3 course is equivalent to three A Levels and will give you enough UCAS points to progress on to University if you wish.

AASE Programme You will study a two-year Level 3 Sport or Sports Science course, whilst also participating in 10 hours of expert coaching from Leicester Tigers, including performance analysis, strength and conditioning and nutrition advice. The Leicester Tigers AASE Programme is a limited offer for talented players who are looking to excel on and off the pitch. Places are given to those rugby players selected through the Tigers recruitment processes and Trials. You will play and represent BMC at the highest possible standard of college rugby, in a competitive league, and through your bespoke rugby timetable, will have opportunities to gain additional qualifications through voluntary opportunities and placements at Leicester Tigers. The Level 3 course is equivalent to three A Levels and will give you enough UCAS points to progress on to University if you wish. Previous graduates of the Leicester Tigers Rugby programme have gone on to professional playing contracts and to represent their countries on an international stage.

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Sport science lab High performance gym Full sized sports hall Full sized 3G all-weather pitch Grass Rugby pitches Work experience opportunities with Leicester Tigers

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Brooksby Melton College Students Sign Professional Contracts with Leicester Tigers! Two Brooksby Melton College sport students, George Martin and Leo Gilliland, will begin an exciting new chapter this summer at Welford Road. The students, who recently completed their Level 3 Sport qualifications at BMC, have both signed professional contracts with Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, where they’ll be part of the club’s development squad. George and Leo, who both have international under 18 caps under their belt, studied their Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Sport at BMC, where they lived on-site at the 850-acre Brooksby Campus. This set-up gives students an opportunity to learn how to juggle elite rugby, education and living independently; the benefits of which are demonstrated by these two students, who are now beginning exciting careers with Leicester Tigers. James Thorne, Head of Faculty at BMC, said ‘This is a excellent programme for young striving rugby players to gain top class coaching and play the highest standard of college rugby, whilst experiencing an environment with high expectations in education, rugby and life that, if utilised, will produce many more successes like George and Leo’. Scott Clarke, Head of Community and Global Partnerships at Leicester Tigers, describes the exciting partnership between the club and BMC: ‘Over the last 3 years, the Rugby programme at Brooksby Melton College has gone from strength to strength, with the College FE Sport offer being complemented by Tigers rugby focus. This partnership has created success for all involved, both on and off the pitch, and it’s great to see the students’ efforts being recognised and rewarded on an international stage and within the professional game.’ ‘Starting in September 2019 we hope to have nearly 90 16-18 year old students studying a variety of meaningful qualifications focused on delivering excellence in the classroom and on the rugby pitch. As part of this, we’re delighted to be relaunching our ‘open-to-all’ development programme that will work alongside the BMC AASE and Tigers Academy, giving more students the chance to maximize their potential in an amazing environment.’ Applications are now open for September 2020/21 for all Leicester Tigers BMC courses, including the elite AASE Programme (selection), the Development Programme (open to all abilities) and degree programmes in Sport Science (open to all abilities). Find out more at www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk.

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The Programme Brooksby Melton College runs a successful football academy in partnership with Mansfield Town Football Club. The programme is for dedicated young players who want to continue playing at a high level whilst furthering their academic education. Alongside the academy, you will complete a Level 3 Sport or Sports Science qualification. Players can be selected to represent the programme in a number of different competitions, including the Conference Alliance, Football League Youth Alliance, HKL North Midland Development League and FA Youth Cup. This provides our young players with a great opportunity to develop as footballers as well as gaining vital academic qualifications. Richard Cooper, Academy Manager at Mansfield Town said: “Our players are coached to a professional standard by UEFA licensed coaches who are further integrated into the professional side of a professional Football League Club. They receive a first class academic education and a top class football education.”

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Progress onto another course, higher education or employment. Our Level 3 course is equivalent to three A Levels and will give you enough UCAS points to progress on to university if you wish. Pursue a career in either elite football performance or one of many other areas such as coaching, sports development, teaching and fitness. Scholarships are also available in the UK or USA.

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Full size 3G all-weather pitch Two grass pitches Strength and conditioning gym Sports hall Class rooms and sports science laboratory Changing rooms Onsite café Sports analysis Personal trainers Nutrition and dietician specialist Personalised educational and football development plan

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MANSFIELD TOWN FC FIRST-TEAM CONTRACT FOR BMC SPORT ALUMNUS Talented footballer Lewis ‘Gibbo’ Gibbens, 18, has recently embarked upon his professional career, signing with the Mansfield Town Football Club first team. From 2016-18, Lewis excelled as a member of the MTFC Academy at Brooksby Melton College, quickly progressing from the Performance Squad to the Residential Squad within his first year. MTFC decided to secure Lewis as a first-team player after a series of impressive performances for the MTFC Academy, the Football Conference Alliance and the EPPP EFL Under 18s side, including securing a league title with the latter. So far, Lewis has represented the first team in Portugal on the pre-season tour, and impressed the first team staff during his league debut away at Macclesfield, where the team picked up a hard-fought point. John Dempster, former Mansfield Town Academy Manager said ‘Within weeks of Lewis starting at BMC it was apparent that he was thriving in the environment and making use of the outstanding facilities, including the Strength and Conditioning Gym, to improve his physical attributes. Less than one year into the programme, the MTFC coaches decided that Lewis should progress onto the Residential squad. When he returned for pre-season before his second year of the programme, it was evident that he had put a lot of dedication into his conditioning and development over the summer. One of the best performances by Lewis and the team came against Crystal Palace in the FA Youth Cup, where the team lost out narrowly on penalties after an impressive display against their Premier League rivals. We look forward to monitoring Gibbo’s progress going forward, and we are very proud of his journey so far, knowing that the partnership between MTFC and BMC has played a huge part in this young person’s development.’ The MTFC Academy at BMC gives talented players the opportunity to study a Level 3 Sport course whilst benefitting from ten hours of professional coaching each week. Students are able to hone their sporting skills in the state-of-the-art facilities offered at BMC, which include a strength and conditioning gym, multi-purpose sports hall and 3G all-weather pitch. To find out more about Sport courses at BMC, visit www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/areas/sports/

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CHILDCARE AND EARLY YEARS Our Childcare and Early Years courses will prepare you for becoming an Early Years educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to seven years old. 144


STUDENTS ACHIEVED A 100% PASS RATE ACROSS ALL LEVELS IN 2019 At Brooksby Melton College, we ensure our students are career ready when they finish their study with us, and therefore undertaking relevant work experience is a core part of your learning, allowing you to gain knowledge and skills within a real working environment within the childcare sector.

Career Opportunities Our students go on to become day care practitioners, nursery assistants, residential care providers, care assistants, hospital workers, teachers and social workers. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers various Teaching Qualifications, from Levels 4-6. A large number of Distance Learning courses are also available to learners aged 19+ to further enhance your career and can be studied for free for the majority of participants. Courses include Equality and Diversity, Understanding Behaviour that Challenges, Understanding Autism, and Understanding Nutrition and Health - plus many more.

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CHILDCARE AND EARLY YEARS Level 2 Early Years Education and Care

Level 3 Early Years Education and Care

Level 3 Early Years Education and Care

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English and Maths

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Maths OR Level 2 Early Years Education and Care and Level 1 Functional Skills

Melton Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Maths OR Level 2 Early Years Education and Care and Level 1 Functional Skills

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Introducing the role of the early years practitioner Legislation, framework and professional practice Play, development and learning for school readiness Professional development

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Child development from conception to seven years Children’s health and wellbeing Providing safe environments for children Child health Play and learning Understanding children’s additional needs Observation, assessment and planning

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Professional practice portfolio Supporting emergent literacy Supporting emergent mathematics Preparing for school readiness International perspectives Reflective practice for professional development Professional partnerships in early years

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Great relationships with local schools, nurseries, special educational needs schools, the NHS and Mencap.

Requirement to undertake work experience, and full support with securing a placement.

Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as Emergency First Aid.

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APPRENTICESHIPS IN CHILDCARE AND EARLY YEARS Level 2 Apprenticeship Introduction to Health and Social Care and Young People’s Workforce

Level 3 Apprenticeship Childcare (Early Years Educator)

Employer Workplace and Melton Campus 18 Months (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 16+ and Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

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Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

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Effective Participators Reflective Learners Team Workers

Self-Managers

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Understanding and promoting child and young person development Safeguarding Children and young people’s health and safety Developing positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care Working together for the benefit of children and young people How to support positive outcomes for children and young people Promoting communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Personal development in children’s and young people’s settings Promoting equality and inclusion Implementing duty of care

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APPRENTICESHIPS IN CHILDCARE AND EARLY YEARS Level 2 Apprenticeship Supporting Teaching and Learning

Level 3 Apprenticeship Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

Melton Campus 9 -12 months on average Entry Requirements: Other than being over 16 years of age, there are no formal entry requirements

Workplace 12-18 months Entry Requirements: Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning or at least three years experience within a school environment including Maths and English at Grade C or Functional Skills Level 2

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Frances Pointing Level 3 apprenticeship in Early Years “Doing my Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship through BMC was great throughout - from doing a qualification whilst working and being paid, to having an awesome assessor who would go above and beyond to help. Having quality time and regular visits from my assessor, both in the work setting and within the college, helped me to achieve my qualification, understanding what section we were working on and what observations needed doing and a time frame to keep me on track.” BMC Training Officer, Carol Littlewood, added “Frances was a great apprentice. She supported others in her setting and attended a BMC open day to offer her experiences as a real apprentice. Frances was a very conscientious learner who completed assignments to a very high standard.”

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Our Health and Social Care courses enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for working in a supervised role with adults in Health and Social Care settings. 152


LAST YEAR OUR LEVEL 2 AND 3 STUDENTS PASSED WITH OUTSTANDING HIGH GRADES The course will cover a wide range of areas, including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures. At Brooksby Melton College, we ensure our students are career ready when they finish their study with us, and therefore undertaking relevant work experience is a core part of your learning, allowing you to gain knowledge and skills within a real working environment within the healthcare sector.

Career Opportunities Our students go on to become residential care providers, care assistants, hospital workers, teachers and social workers. The BMC School of Higher Education also offers various Teaching Qualifications, from Levels 4-6. A large number of Distance Learning courses are also available to learners aged 19+ to further enhance your career, and can be studied for free for the majority of participants. Courses include Equality and Diversity, Understanding Behaviour that Challenges, Understanding Autism, and Understanding Nutrition and Health – plus many more.

EARN UP TO £21,000 AS A RESIDENTIAL CARE GIVER OR £31,000 AS A SOCIAL WORKER

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Level 1 Introduction to Health and Social Care and Young People’s Workforce

Level 2 Health and Social Care

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade E/2 and an Initial Assessment at Interview

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Equality, Diversity and rights in health and social care Human growth and development Safeguarding and protection in health and social care Communication in health and social care Working in health and social care

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Level 3 Health and Social Care

Level 3 Health and Social Care

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Maths OR Level 2 Health and Social Care and Level 1 Functional Skills

Melton Campus 2 Years (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Maths OR Level 2 Health and Social Care and Level 1 Functional Skills

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Equality, Diversity and rights in health and social care Human growth and development Safeguarding and protection in health and social care Communication in health and social care Infection prevention and control Psychological perspectives Sociological perspectives in health and social care

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APPRENTICESHIPS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Level 2 Apprenticeship

Level 2 Introduction to Health and Social Care and Young People’s Workforce

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Employer Workplace and Melton Campus 15 Months (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 16+ and GCSE Maths and English at Grade D/3 or above

Employer Workplace and Melton Campus 18 Months (Full Time) Entry

Employer Workplace and Melton Campus 18 Months (Full Time) Entry Requirements: 16+ and GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above

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Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 1 English Functional Skills Level 1 Maths Functional Skills Employee rights and responsibilities Personal learning and thinking skills

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Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 English Functional Skills Level 2 Maths Functional Skills Employee rights and responsibilities Personal learning and thinking skills


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FOUNDATION STUDIES If you require a level of personal or academic support, BMC’s Foundation courses could be perfect for you.

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IN 2019, 99% OF FOUNDATION STUDENTS PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION Our Level 1 courses are highly vocational, and have a large emphasis on building skills and confidence gradually in a familiar and supportive environment, to prepare you for Level 2 or progression. Our Foundation courses aim to equip students with all of the relevant skills and knowledge to progress onto higher level courses, or to enter the workplace.

Career Opportunities Our Foundation courses offer an introduction to animal care, equine, farming, and horticulture. These courses give our students a fantastic basis for further study. Our Additional Learning Services are excellent and we put our students at the heart of everything we do. For more information see page 174. Many of our Foundation students choose to progress onto a relevant Level 2 subject with us, such as Animal Care, Equine, Horticulture or Agriculture. We also offer Level 1 courses in Construction and Joinery, Motor Vehicle Engineering and Catering and Hospitality.

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FOUNDATION STUDIES Level 1 Land Based Studies Brooksby Campus 1 Year (3 days a week) Entry Requirements: 1 GCSE at Grade E/2 or above OR Initial Assessment at Interview

Horticulture Animal Care Working with farm animals Working with horses Estate and Construction skills Conservation

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Take part in activities such as: visits to local farms, the RSPCA, the Lincolnshire Show, Tropical Bird Land, Donna Nook Nature Reserve and Red Wings Horse Sanctuary.

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Safe and familiar places to study and socialise, as we recognise this is a key part to our student development and progression. Modern teaching and learning zones.

A dedicated team who will be able to cater for your needs and support you throughout your time at BMC.


Supported Internship Workplace 1 Year (3 days a week) Entry Requirements: EHCP and Under 24 Interns will be supported by a job coach. There are no formal entry requirements and throughout the internship you will cover English, Maths and Employability Skills.

What is a supported internship? A supported internship is a specially designed government funded programme that enables young people aged between 16-24 with learning difficulties to gain work experience, based on-site with an employer, fully supported by a job coach. Working closely together, the employer and the designated job coach create an individually tailored work programme based on the intern’s needs, that will equip them with the skills they will need for the work place.

Did you know? It is estimated that 90% of people with learning difficulties are unemployed. We want to make a difference in these people’s lives and provide them an opportunity to feel included; to be part of their community.

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Chris Kirton supported internship Grounds Maintenance Team Former BMC student Chris Kirton started his internship at Stamford Endowed School in September 2018, working for three days a week as part of the Grounds Maintenance Team; he worked across all of the sites the school has around the town. Since completing his internship, Chris has now been offered a job at Stamford and is working as a paid member of the team. With the continued success of the internships at Stamford Endowed School we continue to work alongside them and this year have a new intern who has already been offered work. BMC also work with the Flying Childers, Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, The Animal Defence Centre, BMC Animal Care Unit and Quality Discount Stores. All of our work placements offer a varied skill set. With each work placement there is a Job Coach who will work with the students, helping them gain employability skills, work on CV’s, applications for jobs and interview skills. These skills will help the interns kick start their careers and get them in to paid employment. 162


Sam Roberts supported internship kitchen assistant Sam completed his Supported Internship whilst working at Stamford High School, 3 days a week. Through working in the kitchen, he learned the skills needed to work as a Kitchen Assistant. He learned a variety of tasks including food preparation and presentation, using commercial kitchen equipment and keeping a busy servery stocked. Alongside his internship, he also carried out voluntary work at a local charity shop. Supported Interns continue to learn Functional Skills Maths and English, and Sam was given the opportunity to take a Level 2 Maths exam. Since completing his internship, he has successfully applied for and gained a job working at a department store in Melton Mowbray.

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SKILLS FOR WORKING LIFE The BMC Skills for Working Life team are a dedicated group of tutors and support staff who can help you gain the confidence, skills and ability to make real progress during your time at college. 164


IN 2019, 100% OF THE ENTRY LEVEL 2 SKILLS FOR WORKING LIFE STUDENTS PASSED THEIR QUALIFICATION

We offer a range of Entry Level courses specifically designed to equip you with everything you need to become independent in everyday life. This includes literacy and numeracy, cooking, health and safety, media, craft and getting ready for work.

Inclusion We are keen to encourage all students to feel involved in all aspects of college life. We find that this is a good way to get the very best out of our students!

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SKILLS FOR WORKING LIFE Entry 2

Entry 3

Entry 3 Transition Certificate

Melton Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: No formal requirements

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: No formal requirements

Brooksby Campus 1 Year (Full Time) Entry Requirements: No formal requirements

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Working with farm animals Working with small animals Horticulture and Conservation Personal development units, including cooking and media skills Work experience

This course caters for students from specialist provisions and features small group numbers. What can this lead to? These qualifications could lead you to a more independent life, using skills that you have learned to help you with tasks in the home, personal activities, or those that can assist you with dealing with the outside world. These qualifications could also lead you to some supported employment activities, where you could be helping someone else perform their job, or progressing to a job under supervision. You might progress to a Level 1 qualification in a subject area that interests you.

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Safe, secure and familiar places to study and socialise, as we recognise this is a key part to our student development and progression.

A dedicated team who will be able to cater for your needs and support you throughout your time at BMC.

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Agriculture (Level 2 and 3) Childcare (Level 2, 3 and 4) Construction and Joinery (Level 2 and Level 3) Health and Social Care (Level 2 and 3)

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Horticulture (Amenity Level 2 and 3) Hospitality and Catering (Level 2 and 3) Land-Based Service Engineering (Level 2 and 3) Motor Vehicle (Level 2 and 3)


EARN WHILE YOU LEARN! What is an Apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is another valuable option available to you after you leave school at 16. If you decide to study an apprenticeship, you will undertake training in a paid job alongside your qualification. Apprenticeships are different to full time college courses because they are carried out in the workplace. As an apprentice, most of your training will happen on-the-job with the support of your employer. You will also be given time each week to study off-the-job towards your qualification (usually one day per week). You will also study towards Maths and English if you do not already have sufficient qualifications in these areas.

Who is an Apprenticeship for? If you are 16 or over and are looking to start a career in a specific industry, or if you are interested in a route which will allow you to earn while you learn, an apprenticeship could be perfect for you!

Why choose an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are perfect for gaining valuable experience within an industry that you are passionate about. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and gain a variety of industry-specific skills. You will get paid while you learn and be entitled to paid holidays and other benefits that employers offer.

How to find an Apprenticeship There are three ways in which you can find an apprenticeship: 1. You can find your own employer and approach BMC to be your provider. This is the preferred route for most students. 2. View our current apprenticeship vacancies on our website: www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/job-categories/apprenticeship/ 3. You can use the Government’s national database to find apprenticeship vacancies: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

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student support Providing dedicated and bespoke guidance and support to our students is something we take huge pride in. You won’t have to wait in line for hours or be passed from person to person; when you need support of any kind, we’ll be here to help.

Student Services Our Student Services team provides advice and guidance on all elements of student life; from domestic issues such as accommodation, to financial advice regarding bills, rent, loans and grants. This service is offered by trained advisors, who take a holistic approach to your time at BMC, ensuring that they provide ongoing support for your general health and wellbeing. You’ll get expert assistance regarding your career progression and a host of pastoral matters. You’ll gain a personalised experience and there will always be a point of contact if there is anything you need to discuss. Careers, Employability and Progression The Careers and Progression team will seek to support your career development, employability and progression into further learning or work. They will organise work placements for you to develop your employability skills, and provide support when applying for employment and/or further study, including CV writing, job applications and preparing for interviews. Health, Safety and Wellbeing A dedicated team has been established to provide a safe, secure and healthy learning environment. They will provide information, advice and guidance to support the health, safety and wellbeing of students on an individual and group basis

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Welfare Support The Welfare team are here to provide support with funding, financial, housing and other welfare needs. They will provide information, advice and guidance on the types of funding available to you. Further information is given below. The team also offer guidance to help you with budgeting and money/debt management, and also provide support for those with additional needs. Accommodation

The Accommodation Team provide support to residents both within and outside of College hours, working in line with the National Minimum Standards. The BMC Accommodation Team can provide information, advice and guidance for all your accommodation enquiries. BMC offers catered student accommodation for both FE and HE students. Our Halls of Residence are situated on the Brooksby campus, providing everything that you need to feel happy and settled during your time at BMC. Learning Resources Centre Both campuses have a Learning Resources Centre with their own dedicated team of friendly Advisors. Facilities include computers, photocopying, printing, scanning to email and stationery sales. Over 20,000 resources are available including; books, journals, magazines and DVDs to help with studies and to supplement core texts. Resources are carefully selected to suit BMC courses by direct liaison with tutors and students. There is also an assignments receipt service.


STUDENT FINANCe 2020-21 16-18 Bursary Fund (under 19 on 31st August 2020) You may be eligible to apply, if you are; •

Enrolled on a full-time or part-time course funded by the Government

Enrolled on a course that is subject to inspection by a public body (for example Ofsted)

Your household income/benefit(s) is less than £25,000 per year.

19+ Bursary Fund (includes students that have accessed the Advanced Learner Loan) Students over 19 who will be studying a qualification up to and including level 2 may apply to the 19+ bursary fund. Students studying level 3 or above and who have applied and accessed the Advanced Learner Loan (see below) for their FULL ctourse fee, may also apply to the 19+ bursary fund. Eligibility is as follows; •

Enrolled on a full-time or part-time course funded by the Government

Enrolled on a course that is subject to inspection by a public body (for example Ofsted)

Your household income/benefit(s) is less than £25,000 per year.

Advanced Learner Loan (tuition fee only) Loans are available for students, similar to higher education loans, but for the further education sector. Loans are available for students aged 19 and over, undertaking general and technical qualifications at Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6. These loans provide a source of fees support for learners. These loans will be paid directly to the college on your behalf. To apply and for more information regarding the Advanced Learner Loan, please visit: www.gov. uk/advancedlearnerloan Childcare (Students UNDER 20) Apply to ‘Care to Learn’ Funding may be available for childcare if you are: •

Aged under 20 at the start of your course

The main carer of the child/children. For more information and to apply visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn Childcare (Students OVER 20)

The 19+ bursary fund can assist towards the cost of childcare whilst you are studying at BMC. Funding may be available for up to two children per student.

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How to apply for a bursary Student Services provides support regarding funding and financial issues. They can refer you to outside agencies regarding housing, welfare benefits, student finance, and assist with other sources of funding. We can also offer guidance on budgeting and money/debt management. For further information contact Student Services, telephone 01664 855242 (Melton Campus) or 01664 855296 (Brooksby Campus) or email StudentServices@brooksbymelton.ac.uk. Important Due to limited funding the college cannot guarantee to support every application we receive. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. However, funds are awarded on a first come first served basis.

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STUDENT accommodation On-site, fully-catered accommodation is available at our Brooksby Campus. Depending on your circumstances, there may also be the option of private rental within Melton Mowbray. There is a wide range of student housing across Leicestershire within suitable travel distance, which may be suitable for you during your time at BMC. If you are considering applying to study with us and would like to know more about our accommodation options, please get in touch with our student Accommodation team on 01664 850 850 or email accommodation@brooksbymelton.ac.uk.

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ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT BMC is committed to working with students to identify and meet their learning needs and goals. Additional Learning Support underpins this commitment and enables students to achieve their study programme aims and reach their full potential. BMC is committed to ensuring that we comply with the Special Educational Needs code of practice, ensuring that those students with learning difficulties, disabilities and Education Health and Care Plans have equal access to our facilities and courses. Individuals should be able to perform to the best of their abilities without being disadvantaged by difficulty and/or disability. Our support services offer assistance for individuals with the following difficulties: • • • • • • • • • •

Dyslexia Specific learning difficulties Physical disabilities Hearing impairment Visual impairment Medical conditions Recovering from long-term ill-health Exam Access screening Students with an Education Health and Care Plan Students with a Special Educational Needs and Disability Support Plan Students at all levels may require learning support and our dedicated team of Learning Coordinators, Learning Support Assistants and Learning Development Lecturers can discuss how we can cater for your individual needs.

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gcse ENGLISH AND MATHS At Brooksby Melton College, we are committed to ensuring our students leave us with everything they need to reach their goals and meet the expectations of the industry. English and Maths make up a hugely important part of this. The Government has introduced new standards, which mean that employers will also be looking for these skills when you enter the workplace. If you are under 19 and narrowly miss the English and/or Maths requirements for your course by one grade, don’t worry – at BMC you can take GCSE English or GCSE Maths alongside your course, with daytime and evening options available. A student will not be expected to take both GCSE English and GCSE Maths in the same year. If you are under 19 and miss the English and/or Maths entry requirements for your course by more than one grade, BMC offers ‘Functional Skills’ - an effective method to improve literacy and numeracy, for up to two hours per week.

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TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL BMC continues to invest in dedicated college routes, making it even easier to access the course of your choice. BMC is accessible from all parts of Leicestershire and surrounding counties. Our direct routes are available to all students. Melton Mowbray has its own train station within walking distance of our Melton Campus – providing direct links to many major cities and routes. The Brooksby Campus also benefits from free parking.

Our dedicated bus routes

Nottingham Railway Station

Bingham

Whatton

Bottesford

West Bridgford Nottingham Knight Ruddington Cotgrave

East Leake

Moira

Ashby de la Zouch

Radcliffe

A6006 Bus Stop Loughborough

Shepshed

Quorn Barrow upon Soar

Coalville Ravenstone

Ellistown

Hugglescote

Markfield Groby

Sileby Anstey

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Leicester Forest East Enderby

Narborough

Barwell

Hinckley Ashby Road Hinckley Lower Bond Street

Whetstone Cosby Cosby Road Broughton Astley

Route 3

Essendine

Burton Lazars

Whissendine

Greetham

Ryhall

Langham

Oakham Enterprise Park

Oakham John Street

Stamford

New Parks

Houghton on the Hill Thurnby Billesdon

Glenfield

Great Glen Kibworth Harcourt Kibworth Beauchamp

Dunton Bassett

Route 1 Route 2

Croxton Kerriel

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Birstall

Grantham Harlaxton

Waltham on the Wolds

Scraptoft

Ratby

Earl Shilton

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Hamilton

Beaumont Leys

Nether Broughton Old Dalby

Grimston

Rothley

Bagworth

Desford

Long Clawson Bus stop - Dairy

Mountsorrell

Redmile Belvoir Road Hose

Long Clawson Bus Stop - The Sands

Keyworth

Hathern

Redmile Main Road

Harby

Market Harborough Lutterworth

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Route 4

Route 5 Route 7 Route 8 Route 9

Centrebus 8 Centrebus S29

To discuss these routes further, please contact Transport Services directly on 01664 855 211 or email transport@brooksbymelton.ac.uk. We are here to help find the best travel solution for you.

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BMC SCHOOL OF HIGHER EDUCATION Accredited by

Here at BMC, we have been dedicated to delivering high-quality Degree programmes for almost 25 years, offering a fantastic progression opportunity for many of our Level 3 students. We offer a selection of specialist Degree programmes, all of which provide small class-sizes and high contact hours with expert lecturers, competitive tuition fees, fantastic multi-million pound facilities and fantastic industry links with the possibility of internships. Accommodation is available at our Brooksby campus, with livery options for our Equine students.

Our degree courses • • • • • • • • • • • • •

FdSc Animal Management (Science and Welfare) BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Science and Welfare) (Top-up) FdSc Equine Performance Science BSc (Hons) Equine Performance Science (Top-up) FdSc Sports Science BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Top-up) BA (Hons) Performing Arts BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up) BA (Hons) Digital Film Production BA (Hons) Digital Film Production (Top-up) Level 4, 5 & 6 Teacher Training Level 4 & 5 Health and Social Care Level 4 Childcare and Early Years

Our degrees are accredited by the University of East Anglia and the University of Bolton.

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rhia grace matthews Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Performing Arts “I loved my time on the degree! I would class myself as a dancer, but the course allowed me to explore and develop skills in acting and singing too, and just generally challenge myself as a performer. I got to spend so much time on the stage performing and getting the full experience in a diverse range of productions and shows. It was such a safe environment to challenge myself and become a stronger and more confident performer. Having the experience to dance on Sadler’s Wells and Her Majesty’s Theatre stage will be something I will never forget! Since graduating, I dance at professional gigs around the country, teach dance, am a member of Flux Dance, and have taken part in masterclasses and continue to audition for various opportunities. The course provided me with confidence, independence and a diverse skill set and I really can’t wait to see where I find myself”.

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short courses BMC offers a wide range of full-cost short courses for business and leisure. From Dog Grooming to Emergency First Aid, they are delivered over a number of days or weeks and are targeted towards building your skills in specific areas. Our courses are suitable for students wishing to add to their skills alongside their college course, and also for adult learners who wish to increase their expertise in a particular area. Whether you are choosing to study to enhance your CV, fill a skills-gap in your workforce, or simply for pleasure, our short courses are an excellent, cost effective option. For more information email business@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

To find out more visit www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk 01664 855 444 | courseenquiries@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

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distance learning For learners aged 19+, we offer a fantastic range of Level 2 Distance Learning qualifications! Why not take a FREE* training opportunity to further enhance your CV? These course are a great way to boost your skill-set, and can be completed from home or at work. From Equality and Diversity to Business Administration, we offer over 20 different Distance Learning subjects. For a full list of our courses and entry requirements visit www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk

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HOW TO APPLY STEP 1 - Choose Your Course Attend one of our Open Events to meet our tutors, see the facilities and pick the perfect subject for you.

STEP 2 - Apply! If your school uses Positive Steps@16 (PS16), you can apply that way. If this isn’t relevant to you, you can apply using the application form on the page of your chosen course, on our website www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk Alternatively, you can use the paper form in this course guide.

STEP 3 - You Will Be Invited To An Interview Once your application has been processed, our team will arrange for you to attend an interview with a tutor from your chosen course.

STEP 4 - You’ll Receive Your Offer After successful completion of an interview and receipt of your references, we will send you an offer letter and confirm your place at BMC!

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APPLICATION FORM Please return completed form to Brooksby Melton College, Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0HJ

Which course would you like to apply for?

How did you hear about us? School event Careers advisor

Friend or family member

Internet search Other

College website

Personal details

Title

Forename(s)

Surname Date of Birth

Age on 31st August 2020

Nationality

Address

Postcode

Telephone / Mobile

Email Yes

No

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No

Have you been a permanent resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years?

Yes

No

Are you an asylum seeker?

Yes

No

Are you a refugee?

Yes

No

Do you consider that you have a disability or learning difficulty? If Yes, please state:

Yes

No

Do you consider that you require additional learning support? If Yes, please state:

Yes

No

Do you have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?

Yes

No

Are you interested in LCWFC? Do you have any ‘unspent’ criminal convictions, as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act?

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Next of kin Name

Telephone / Mobile

Qualification achieved / currently studying: Qualification / subject

Level

Grade obtained / predicted

Date completed / to be taken

Personal statement:

Please give the following details: Details of employment, work experience or voluntary work undertaken. Your reasons for wanting to do the course. What are your goals for the future? i.e: employment or further study. What are your hobbies / interests? Please continue on a separate sheet.

Please tick if you are happy for your school to share information with us

Applicant’s signature:

Date:

Parent / Guardian signature:

If you would like us to keep you up to date about courses and related events at BMC, please indicate your contact preferences below: Email

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SMS

You can change your contact preferences at any time by calling 01664 855 444 or emailing marketing-mailbox@brooksbymelton.ac.uk. Our full privacy statement can be viewed at www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/policies-and-procedures

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Please give the name of the last school or college you attended or your current employer:


FAQs Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions that you may have – our friendly staff are always on hand to help. What is a Level 3 equivalent to? Our Level 3 Extended Diploma (or two year course) is equivalent to three A Levels and will give you enough UCAS points to progress onto University if you wish. What support will I receive? We will support your career development, employability and progression into further learning or work. The team will organise work placements for you to develop your employability skills. They can offer support when applying for employment, including, CV writing, job applications and preparing for interviews. They will also provide help with UCAS information and applications to university. For advice about this service contact: Amanda Williamson, Careers and Progression Advisor, Ext 148 (Melton) Sharon Robinson, Work Experience & Industry Placement Coordinator, Ext 322 (Brooksby) When can I apply for September 2020? You can apply from November 2019 onwards. Can I visit BMC before I apply? Absolutely, you can come along to an open event. What type of courses do you offer? We offer a range of courses including Further Education, Higher Education, Teacher Training, Apprenticeships, Short Courses, and Distance Learning. I have a question about my application who should I contact? Get in touch with our friendly Admissions Team on 01664 855 444 or email admissions@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

BMC has ensured that all information in this prospectus is accurate at the time of printing. However, we reserve the right to make changes to the availability of courses in response to changing circumstances. Please visit www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk for the most up-todate information.

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