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Dates for your diary*

*All dates are provisional and subject to change

Term Dates Start Date

End Date

Programmes commence

Monday 27 August 2012

Friday 12 October 2012

October break

Monday 15 October 2012

Friday 19 October 2012

Programmes resume

Monday 22 October 2012

Friday 21 December 2012

Winter break

Monday 24 December 2012

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Programmes resume

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Friday 29 March 2013

Spring break

Monday 1 April 2013

Friday 12 April 2013

Programmes resume

Monday 15 April 2013

Friday 7 June 2013

This calendar provides a basic overview of term dates. You will be advised of exact dates in relation to your chosen course by your course tutor, including any additional bank holidays which may be allocated.

Opening Hours Halbeath Campus Monday 8.30am to 6.00pm Tuesday to Thursday 8.30am to 9.00pm Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm Rosyth Campus Monday 8.30am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Thursday 8.30am to 9.00pm Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm Cowdenbeath Campus Monday to Friday

8.30am to 4.30pm

Information Events and Open Days Event

Date

Location

Time

Information Evening

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Halbeath Campus

4.00pm - 7.00pm

Information Evening

Thursday 14 June 2012

Halbeath Campus

4.00pm - 7.00pm

Recruitment and Information Day

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Halbeath Campus

1.00pm - 7.00pm

Clearing Event

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Halbeath Campus

4.00pm - 7.00pm

Higher Education and Articulation Event

Thursday 25 October 2012

Halbeath Campus

1.00pm - 7.00pm

What to expect: Staff from all curriculum areas on hand to answer your questions about the courses available. Advice on entry requirements and the right qualification level for you. Funding staff available to discuss your finance options. Guidance and support through every step of your decision to study at Carnegie.

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WELCOME elcome to the 2012/13 Guide to Studying at Carnegie College. This is your road map to success. It is designed to give you information about the College and the courses on offer. We hope that it will help you explore, choose and pursue a particular course and related career path. If you need to know more, our staff will be delighted to give you whatever additional information you require regarding the courses and facilities available to learners. You can also check our website at www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk for course factsheets, recent news and updates on College life. I am proud that Carnegie College offers a range of courses specifically to meet your future career. It is like an interchange for skills and qualifications. Just like a transport interchange you can move from one course to another. Moreover, the support offered to learners has been widely praised by students and HMIe through formal and informal feedback. Much of our equipment is state-of-the-art and the facilities make your learning purposeful and relevant. Indeed we have students who start with us for Highers and leave with 1st Class Honours degrees. Whatever course you decide to do, whatever your definition of success is, then Carnegie College can help you. The College exists to help you achieve and I know that the Carnegie team will be delighted to help you in any way to realise your educational and career dreams. We believe we can assist you to create your future through learning. It’s your learning journey. Let’s make it work for you! Geoffrey T. Fenlon Principal and Chief Executive

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Student President Welcome s Student President, I am delighted that you are considering coming to Carnegie College. There’s so much more to Carnegie than just achieving a qualification. Carnegie offers a wide range of course options and opportunities; it has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, dynamic and enthusiastic staff and a vibrant student community. Have a look at page 21 to find out more about the Students’ Association and how you could become involved and play an important role helping to mould student life and ensuring that the views of all learners are heard. If I could offer you any advice, I would say: Your first priority is to get your funding sorted Don’t be afraid to ask questions, everyone will be more than happy to help you with anything Your course might be hard and you may struggle at times but keep at it, the effort will be worth it in the end Make the most of being at college; the experience you gain will prepare you well for the future And finally, work hard but enjoy yourself. Coming to Carnegie could be the best decision you ever make – it has certainly been one of the most positive and rewarding experiences I have had. I look forward to welcoming you!

Welcome to all readers of the 2012/13 Carnegie College Course Directory. Whatever your preferred language we would like the chance to help create your future. If you need any further information please contact Customer Services on 0844 248 0115 who will be happy to help.

WITAMY Witamy wszystkich czytelników Informatora Carnegie College na rok 2012/13. Niezależnie od tego, jakim językiem mówisz, chcielibyśmy skorzystać z szansy i pomóc ci w tworzeniu twojej przyszłości. Jeśli potrzebujesz dodatkowych informacji, proszę skontaktować się z Obsługą Klienta (Customer Services) pod numerem telefonu: 0844 248 0115, a nasi pracownicy z przyjemnością Ci pomogą.

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CONTENTS 6 How to use this guide 7 Making choices “We’re here to help you make the right choice” 8 Why choose Carnegie? 10 Qualifications explained Including the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework 14 Financing your studies at Carnegie ‘Money Talk’ At-a-glance guide to student finance Course index A full list of the courses we offer and an application form 19 You at the heart  A comprehensive guide to everything we offer you 22 We’ve got the lot  Modern facilities for modern learning 24 Carnegie for your career 25 Carnegie for your business 26 Community learning and employability

How to use this guide. W

ith such a wide variety of courses to choose from we want to make sure that you can find the information you need as quickly and as easily as possible. This guide aims to answer some of the questions you might have about coming to college and will help you to make informed decisions about your future or continued career. Inside you will find information on a range of topics including finance, facilities, student support and the application process. Our qualifications guide on pages 10 will also help you decide what level would be best for you. Our course listing can be found in the centre pages along with a handy pull out application form. The number of courses may seem overwhelming at first but take your time, get advice and choose carefully. College places are becoming a precious resource and we are here to help you make sure that you make the correct choice first time. We understand that there is a lot to think about and you may not find all the answers that you are looking for in this guide alone. If you want to find out more or you want to get information about course content, go on to our website where you will be able to download course factsheets, have a look at progression routes and get a feel for what life is like at Carnegie College. Entry requirements are detailed in each course factsheet and these will give you an idea of what level might be most appropriate for you. However, we recognise that successful completion of a course is not only dependent on having formal qualifications but that life and work experience may also provide entry to many courses. If you are unsure what course to choose, have any questions before making your decision or would just like to speak to someone, then give us a call on 0844 248 0115. We’re here to help you find your way.

“If you are unsure what course to choose, have any questions before making your decision or would just like to speak to someone, then give us a call on 0844 248 0115. We’re here to help you find your way.” What next? Apply for your chosen course – it couldn’t be simpler! Just fill in the application form which is stapled in the centre pages and follow the application process on page 28. As many of our courses are very popular, we would advise you to apply early to avoid the possibility of your chosen course being full.

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Making Choices

During these difficult economic times when the news is full of stories of increasing unemployment and cuts in public spending, you want to make sure that you give yourself the strongest start in working life. That’s where going to college can help. Going to college can help you: Launch your career Develop your skills and knowledge Help you gain further qualifications Allow you to try new things Open up new opportunities Increase your confidence. Before embarking on your learning journey, there are a lot of things to consider. Start to think about your future career plans, make yourself aware of the choices that are out there, the pathways to further education and employment that they provide and look for something that you enjoy and can perform well. This will increase the chances of you being more satisfied with your career in later life and achieving success. Also start to think and make decisions about any support you might need such as advice on

funding and financial matters, guidance and study planning, the application process, course advice and availability, access links with careers advisors, etc.

“Our role is to support you through the decision making process and beyond” And if you are not sure where to start with all of this, that’s where Carnegie comes in. Our role is to support you through the decision making process and beyond, ensuring that you choose the course which best suits your career goals and aspirations and provide ongoing support for you during your study. With less and less college places available and reducing levels of funding, you will want to ensure you get it right first time. By studying at Carnegie, you can be certain that we will do all we can to ensure that you enjoy your studies and gain the most from the time you invest. So contact us today and let us help to guide and support you through every step of your decision to study at Carnegie.

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Why Choose Carnegie? Studying at college is primarily about getting a qualification to improve your job prospects but it can be so much more than that. By studying at Carnegie, you will also have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for life and work, share ideas and views and make new friends. Whether you are coming to college straight from school, after a career break or simply to update your skills and qualifications Carnegie is sure to have a course that fits your needs and can help you create your future through: Providing an alternative route to university Allowing you to bridge the gap between school and university, preparing you for a higher level of study Providing a flexible and affordable way to achieve qualifications through defined progression routes Working with employers and industry to develop relevant and meaningful courses to ensure you have the appropriate skills and qualifications for better employment opportunities and career development Developing courses and qualifications that provide both the practical skills and the theoretical knowledge that an employer will expect you to have Providing specialist courses such as CAD, renewable engineering, sustainable technologies, beauty and complementary therapies, drama and performing arts, and gas training and assessment, to name but a few. Carnegie also offers a variety of resources and facilities to complement and enhance your learning including: Exciting, dynamic and supportive environments that mirror the modern day work place Comprehensive facilities for learning helping you get the most from your studies A wide range of courses with multiple entry and exit points and various flexible progression routes Courses at all levels from NCs to HNCs, HNDs, degrees and Modern Apprenticeships Welcoming and friendly staff who will help you from your initial enquiry to the end of your course of study and beyond

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Classrooms, well-equipped with the latest technology and resources related to your course area Good support mechanisms in place to ensure you get the most out of your time at college Excellent road and rail links and good bus routes making Carnegie easily accessible. Links and partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders and employers including SDS, The Open University and Industry Experts A supportive and motivating environment An extensive range of courses and delivery methods Learner-centred services, ensuring that the needs of our learners are at the heart of everything that we do An excellent track record in giving our students the skills and knowledge to succeed in learning, life and work Multi-million pound investments over the last 5 years giving Carnegie students some of the best training facilities in Scotland. Have a look at page 22 to find out more about these facilities.

“Carnegie is a remarkable college at the very forefront of its field, respecting its traditions but also leading on innovation and is one of the best colleges in the land.” Lord Leitch of Oakley; September 2010

Providing Pathways Many of our courses are designed to provide pathways to employment, others provide progression routes to further or higher levels of study and we have a number of agreements with university partners which allow you to use the college as a stepping stone to degree level study and beyond. We also work closely with industry specialists and key employers to ensure that our courses are relevant and meet both the needs of industry and the Scottish economy. We ensure that we deliver the right provision and learning environment to

smooth the transition between school, college, university and employment whilst also ensuring that you gain the skills you will need to get a job, progress and develop your career. Our courses will challenge you to do your best so that the skills you acquire and the certificates you achieve gain the future recognition that they deserve. However, employers also look beyond qualifications, which is why we ensure that you have all the skills that employers will expect you to have when you enter the workplace. Essential Skills such as Numeracy, Communications and ICT are key to learning and working in today’s world and employers have identified these skills as those that are most likely to be needed in any work environment. At Carnegie College you will have the opportunity to develop these skills a part of your fulltime course as well as creative, effective and independent thinking. At the same time you will be encouraged to become involved in student life and to have your views and opinions heard to ensure that you are fully engaged in your learning experience, a learning experience which we continuously strive to enhance and improve. These are all valuable qualities to enhance your CV and make sure that it stands out from the crowd. Living, Studying and Working in Fife With recent and prospective developments in the economy such as Amazon, FMC, Shepherds Offshore, Meridian Salmon Group, the new Forth Crossing and the investment in renewable technologies in the area, there has never been a better time to live, study and work in Fife. It is a time of great opportunity for the region and we are proud to be in a prime position to provide further and higher education opportunities to the region, helping to ensure Fife and Scotland’s place at the forefront when it comes to skills and knowledge development.

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Qualifications Explained

[ ] At Carnegie College, we provide a range of options to suit your individual needs and circumstances, offering useful and meaningful education wherever you are in your career journey. From Introductory and Access courses to HNC, HND and Degree level courses, you’ll be sure to find something suited to your own ability.

Skills for Work It’s important that the transition from school life to college life is a smooth one, wherever you may end up studying. We currently have partnership agreements with eight local high schools and work together to provide the best options for school pupils when they are in college. We are able to offer school pupils the opportunity to attend Carnegie College for one half day per week for two years or one full day for one year to complete Skills for Work courses. These courses may include: Construction Childcare Engineering Hospitality Energy Automotive Creative Digital Media

FURTHER EDUCATION Access/Introductory Courses Ideal for those with no formal qualifications who want to progress to higher levels. National Certificates (NC), National Qualifications (NQ)/City and Guilds

Aimed at school leavers or adults returning to study Normally one year full-time Can be used as a stepping stone to employment or further study Available at 5 levels preparing you for further study or progression to employment Access Intermediate 1 Intermediate 2 Higher Advanced Higher.

HIGHER EDUCATION HNC Normally offered through the equivalent of 1 years’ full-time study Generally recognised as the equivalent of 1st year at university Option to progress to HND, degree or employment. HND Normally offered through the equivalent of 2 years’ full time study (or 1 year if progressing from HNC) Generally recognised as the equivalent of 2nd year at university Option to progress to degree or employment. By choosing the HNC/HND route to a degree you can ease the transition between your situation today and 3rd year at university as well as making savings on travel and accommodation costs. Degrees We deliver a range of degrees which you can study at the College and are accredited by our higher education partner, Edinburgh Napier University. We are also working with the Open University to offer you the opportunity to progress to the Open University Degree on successful completion of your HNC or HND, giving you access to one of the country’s most flexible and comprehensive learning packages.

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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

DEGREE YEAR 1

ACCESS/INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMES SVQ 1/2

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE/NO FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS

POSTGRADUATE

DEGREE YEAR 2

DEGREE YEAR 3

NATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE

SWAP ACCESS PROGRAMMES

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA YEAR 1 SVQ3

STANDARD GRADES/ INTERMEDIATE 1/2

HIGHERS/ADVANCED HIGHERS

SWAP Access Courses Even if you have been at work (or out of work) for years, or lack formal qualifications, you can still get into higher education by attending a SWAP (Scottish Wider Access Programme) Course. SWAP Programmes are: Designed specifically for adults Can lead to a wide range of university and college opportunities Prepare you for entry into higher education Can guarantee you a place at a college or university, if you complete the programme successfully. What you may not realise is that the range of skills you have built up from previous jobs or from bringing up a family, might be the exact skills that universities are looking for; for example, being able to communicate with others or working in teams and solving problems. A SWAP Programme develops these skills and prepares you to succeed in higher education. SWAP Courses at Carnegie are; Access to Health and Life Sciences Access to Arts, Humanities and Primary Education Health and Social Care (Higher) incorporating Access to Nursing

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WORK-BASED/VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS These are qualifications that you earn while in work and are designed to help you in your career. The standards for these qualifications are set by industry and are available at five levels from foundation training to senior management development. SVQ/NVQ/VRQ Typically achieved in the workplace and based on standards set by industry 5 levels from junior positions to senior management positions Based on evidence of the way you do your job. Modern Apprenticeships Combine Vocational Qualifications (VQs) with academic study For anyone aged over 16 in paid employment and looking to gain the skills they need to progress in their chosen profession Offer the chance to develop expertise and knowledge through on-the-job assessment, as well as gaining vital skills such as teamwork and problem solving Can often attract funding support, especially for the 16-20 age group.

DEGREE YEAR 4 (HONOURS)

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA YEAR 2 SVQ 3/4

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Even if you are lucky enough to get your dream job after leaving full-time education don’t let your journey stop there. Continuing Professional Development can help improve your career prospects and boost your earning potential. Further information can be found on page 24. Professional Institute Qualifications These qualifications are delivered through the Andrew Carnegie Business School and are certificated by bodies such as CMI, CIPD, APMG, AAT, ISMM and ILM helping you gain the skills and knowledge needed to either get a promotion or change career. These are: Delivered part-time to allow you to combine your studies with work or family commitments Offered in the evening to help give your career a real boost without taking a career break Can lead to membership of professional bodies which is often beneficial to career development. PDAs (Professional Development Awards) Offered at certificate, advanced certificate and diploma level Customised qualifications designed to meet the needs of individuals and employers who wish to develop their skills for an employment sector or function. If you still want to know more, you’ll find everything you need to know about the range of qualifications available, how they relate to each other and progression routes on our website: www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk 11


Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF) The SCQF is a way of comparing the wide range of Scottish qualifications. It helps you understand how different courses relate to each other so that you can easily compare one with the other. It also allows you to see where you are now and the different routes you can take to reach your next destination.

All Scottish universities and colleges are now using SCQF levels and credit points to describe their courses, where possible. A wide range of other learning is also being recognised using SCQF levels and credits and some employers are using SCQF levels instead of, or as well as, types of qualification when they advertise jobs. The factsheets for the courses we have listed in this course directory contain entry requirements and a SCQF level. Where we are unable to grade a course according to SCQF guidelines, an equivalent value has been listed where possible.

The chart below shows the 12 framework levels – Level 1 being the least demanding and Level 12 the most demanding (in terms of complexity and skills required). Find out more at www.sqa.org.uk and www.scqf.org.uk

THE SCOTTISH CREDIT AND QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK SCQF LEVELS

12

DOCTORAL DEGREE

11

INTEGRATED MASTERS DEGREE/MASTERS DEGREE POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

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HONOURS DEGREE GRADUATE DIPLOMA GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD

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8

7

12

QUALIFICATIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

SQA QUALIFICATIONS

ADVANCED HIGHER SCOTTISH BACCALAUREATE

6

HIGHER

5

INTERMEDIATE 2/ CREDIT STANDARD GRADE

4

INTERMEDIATE 1/ GENERAL STANDARD GRADE

3

ACCESS 3/ FOUNDATION STANDARD GRADE

2

ACCESS 2

1

ACCESS 1

BACHELORS/ORDINARY DEGREE GRADUATE DIPLOMA GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION

HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

SCOTTISH VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

SVQ5

SVQ4

SVQ3

SVQ2 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE

NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARD

SVQ1

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Real people. Real futures. “I attended Carnegie last year as part of the Skills for Work Programme and did well so I was advised to apply for the Robertson Trust Scholarship. I was awarded the scholarship and am now doing Engineering Advantage to work towards getting an Apprenticeship. I’ve really enjoyed the course. It’s been hard work but if you stick in then you get the grades you need.” Jamie West Engineering Advantage


Financing Your Studies at Carnegie


“Money Talk”

Money Talk

Funding Workshops

Invest in Your Learning

Deciding to enter education is one of the best decisions you will ever make and deciding to study at Carnegie is an even better one. As a learner, you will increase both your employability opportunities and your earning capabilities. Starting a new course is an exciting time, but it can also be a little daunting. The issue of money and how you are going to fund your studies is a big consideration for many students. The financial support system available can seem very complex at first sight – and that’s where we come in.

To ensure that you have access to all of the funding support available, it is important that you attend one of our funding workshops. These workshops will guide you through the application process for student bursaries, the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), student loans, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), support for lone parents, and much, much more… To book your place on one of our funding workshops, contact our Customer Service Team now on 0844 248 0115 or email info@carnegiecollege.ac.uk.

Although we aim to provide extensive financial support for learners, as well as providing essential PPE, there are a few occasions where we simply have to apply a small charge. For example, tunics for beauty therapists and whites for chefs. If a small charge is applied to your course, you will be advised as part of the application process.

Financial Support Available The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances, there’s a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to help fund your College studies. Our Customer Services Advisors are here to advise you on all aspects of student funding, from tuition fees and bursaries to help with housing, childcare and travel costs. The support available depends upon what you will be studying with us, how you choose to study, as well as your personal circumstances. See page 16 for our At-A-Glance Guide to Student Funding, which explains the different levels of funding available. (Information shown is for academic year 2011/12; 2012/13 information available from June 2012)

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Unsure if you are eligible for support? Contact Customer Services or pop into see us. There’s no need to make an appointment. Remember, you can also download our Student Finance Guide which is available on our website at www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk/financeguide Paper copies of this guide are available on request.

PLEASE REMEMBER  pply for your funding as early as possible; A leaving it too late could jeopardise funding being available. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have secured the relevant funding prior to accepting your place on the course.

“The funding table, on page 16, explains the different levels of funding available to you depending on your circumstances. All information is correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change. We advise that you always check with Customer Services on 0844 248 0115 to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information available.”

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AT-A-GLANCE GUIDE TO STUDENT FUNDING

Type of funding available and how to apply

Tuition Fees Paid

Bursary

EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) Student Loan

Supplementary Grants and Allowances

Discretionary Fund

Childcare Expenses

Travel Expenses

Disability Support

Full-time Further Education NQ, NC, City & Guilds

Full-time Higher Education HNC, HND, Degree, Professional Qualifications

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Part-time Higher Education HNC, HND, Degree, Professional Qualifications

Yes Apply to College Complete Bursary/EMA Application Form

Yes Apply to SAAS

Yes (if in receipt of qualifying benefit) Apply to College

Yes (if in receipt of qualifying benefit) Apply to College

Yes (20 yrs or older) Apply to College Complete Bursary/EMA Application Form

Yes Apply to SAAS Young Students’ (under 25) or Independent Students’ Bursary

No

No

Yes (under 20 yrs) Apply to College Complete Bursary/EMA Application Form

No

No

No

No

Yes Apply to SAAS

No

No

Yes Dependant Adult’s Allowance Apply to College Complete Bursary/EMA Application Form

Yes Dependants’ Grant/Lone Parents’ Grant/Additional Childcare Grant for Lone Parents. Apply to SAAS

No

No

Yes Apply to College Provide information on Bursary/EMA Application Form or complete Additional Financial Support Form

Yes Apply to College Complete Additional Financial Support Form

Yes Apply to College Complete Part-time Funding Application Form

Yes Apply to College Complete Part-time Funding Application Form

Yes Apply to College Provide information on Bursary/EMA Application Form or complete Additional Financial Support Form

Yes Apply to College Complete Additional Financial Support Form

Yes Apply to College Complete Part-time Funding Application Form

Yes Apply to College Complete Part-time Funding Application Form

Yes Apply to College Complete Bursary/EMA Application Form

Yes Apply to SAAS

Yes Apply to College Complete Part-time Funding Application Form

Yes Apply to College Complete Part-time Funding Application Form

Yes Additional Support Needs for Learning Allowance Apply to College Complete Bursary/EMA Application Form

Yes Disabled Students’ Allowance Apply to SAAS

Yes Additional Support Needs for Learning Allowance Apply to College

Yes Disabled Students’ Allowance Apply to SAAS

No

No

Yes Apply to ILA for ILA200

Yes Apply to ILA for ILA500 or ILA200

Yes (Full-time course, 24 weeks min) Contact your local council after start date of course

Yes (Full-time course, 24 weeks min) Contact your local council after start date of course

No

No

ILA

Council Tax Exemption/ Discount

Part-time Further Education NQ, NC, City & Guilds

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Future

Course Directory Apply online today at www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk Andrew Carnegie Business School Accounting and Finance Course Title AAT Book Keeping Certificate (starts Aug, Nov and March) AAT Level 6 Diploma in Accounting AAT Level 8 Diploma in Accounting Accounting HNC Accounting HND Book-keeping PDA Financial Accounting PDA Management Accounting PDA SAGE Line 50 - Using Financial Accounting Software (starts Aug, Nov and March) Business and Administration Course Title Administration and Information Technology HNC Administration and Information Technology HND Business HNC Business HND Business Management BA/(Hons) - Year 3 and Year 4 Human Resource Management Course Title CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management/Development CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice CIPD Certificate in Learning and Development Practice Management and Leadership Course Title CMI Diploma in First Line Management CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership CMI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership CMI Diploma in Public Service Leadership CMI Certificate in Programme and Project Management CMI Diploma in Programme and Project Management Sales and Marketing Course Title ISMM Level 1 Award in Sales and Marketing ISMM Level 2 Certificate in Sales and Marketing ISMM Level 3 Diploma in Sales and Marketing ISMM Level 4 Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management ISMM Level 5 Diploma in Sales and Account Management ISMM Level 6 Diploma in Strategic Sales Management Specialist Management Programmes Course Title Contracting Management HNC Wastes Management HNC

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Attendance Part-time Part-time Part-time Full-time or Part-time Full-time Part-time Part-time Part-time

SCQF Level 4 6 8 7 8 7 7 7

Campus Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath

Part-time

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Halbeath

Attendance Full-time or Part-time Full-time Full-time or Part-time Full-time Full-time or Part-time

SCQF Level 7 8 7 8 9/10

Campus Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath

Attendance Part-time Part-time Part-time

SCQF Level 11 6 6

Campus Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath

Attendance Part-time or Distance Learning Part-time or Distance Learning Part-time or Distance Learning Part-time Distance Learning Distance Learning

SCQF Level 7 8 11 9 9 9

Campus Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath

Attendance Part-time Blended Part-time Blended Part-time Blended Part-time Blended Part-time Blended Part-time Blended

SCQF Level QCF Level 1 QCF Level 2 QCF Level 3 QCF Level 4 QCF Level 5 QCF Level 6

Campus

Attendance Distance Learning or Part-time Distance Learning or Part-time

SCQF Level 7 7

Campus Halbeath Halbeath

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School of Society and Creative Industries Beauty and Complementary Therapies Course Title ITEC Certificate in Nail Technology - Level 2 (Enrolling for January 2013) ITEC Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy - Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy - Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Complementary Therapies - Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage Techniques - Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Reflexology Techniques - Level 3 Creative Industries Course Title Access to Creative Industries Design and Digital Media Level 5 Design and Digital Media Level 6 Design and Digital Media HNC Design and Digital Media HND BSc Digital Media (Edinburgh Napier University) BSc (Hons) Digital Media (Edinburgh Napier University) Drama Higher Performing Arts Level 5 Performing Arts Level 6 Acting and Performance HNC Acting and Performance HND Producing a Professional Art Portfolio Art & Design Level 5 Art & Design Level 6 Art & Design HNC Jewellery Level 5 Jewellery Level 6 Jewellery HNC Jewellery HND Photography Level 6 Photography HNC Photography HND Early Education and Childcare Course Title Access to HN Early Education and Childcare Early Education and Childcare Level 6 Education Support Assistants PDA Early Education and Childcare HNC Health and Social Care Course Title Working in Care (incorporating SVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care) Preparation for Care Level 5 Health and Social Care (Higher) incorporating Access to Nursing Social Care HNC Science Course Title Access to Health and Life Sciences - SWAP/Access to HNC Applied Sciences Applied Science Level 6 Applied Science: Biomedical HNC Biology Intermediate 2 Human Biology Higher Chemistry Intermediate 2 Chemistry Higher

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Attendance Part-time Part-time Full-time Full-time Part-time Part-time

SCQF Level 5/6 6 6/7 6/7 6/7 6/7

Campus Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath Halbeath

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School of Communities and Learner Development Access to Further Study Course Title Access to Further Study Communication NQ Units; Communication 4, Creative Writing, Literature 1 English Higher Mathematics Intermediate 2 Mathematics Higher Media Studies Intermediate 2 Media Studies Higher Modern Studies Intermediate 1 Modern Studies Intermediate 2 Modern Studies Higher Access and Employability Course Title Aspire Aspire Options ASPIRE Skills 4 Life Community Link ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Positive Steps to Study (2 intakes/year)

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School of Engineering and Sustainable Technologies Construction, Gas and Plumbing Course Title Construction Futures Construction Skills: Carpentry and Joinery Level 5 Construction Skills: Energy and Sustainable Construction Level 5 Construction Skills: Painting and Decorating Level 5 Construction Skills: Plumbing and Electrical Level 5 Construction Level 6 Construction Management HND Carpentry & Joinery Advanced Certificate Architectural Technology HNC Domestic Natural Gas: Installation & Maintenance

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The College may need to make changes to the courses it offers if, for example, funding is withdrawn, there is insufficient interest or there are difficulties with College resources. If a change occurs to a course about which you have expressed an interest, the College will contact you with further information. For more information about this, please contact our Customer Services Team.

Contact us Please contact our Customer Services Team on 0844 248 0115 or email info@carnegiecollege.ac.uk If you would like a copy of this brochure in an alternative format, please contact us on 0844 248 0115 All of the information in this guide and more is available to download on our website - www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk Carnegie College Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline Fife KY11 8DY

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The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of printing. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that information is accurate in this publication, the college reserves the right to make modifications without prior notice and any course or class ay be withdrawn at the sole discretion of the College. Carnegie College cannot accept liability for any loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained in this information. The information does not form part of a formal contract and we reserve the right to refuse admission. 2012 Carnegie College, All Rights Reserved Published January 2012

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Real people. Real futures. “Doing the course has changed me as a person, I have more confidence and more determination. When I started the course I wasn’t really sure how I was going to get on, but the tutors have been really helpful and kind and I have made lots of new friends.” Robyn Ferguson Design and Digital Media Level 5


Real people. Real futures. “I’d like to go to university to study science. The course has given me more confidence and prepared me well for university. If I could sum up my experience in three words they would be: exciting, challenging, rewarding.” Clara Gardner Applied Science (Biomedical) HNC


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“You at the Study Resources The Study Zone at our Halbeath and Rosyth Campus offers access to books, DVDs, videos and web-based learning materials. Some resources are also available at our Cowdenbeath Campus. The Study Zone has over 28,000 books, periodicals and multimedia items and provides access to numerous web based resources. Resources include Ebrary ebooks, Emerald and Infotrac electronic journal databases, Marketline Business Information Centre, Scran and Credo reference. The Study Zone at our Halbeath Campus features: Free wifi – wireless links so you can use your laptop and other mobile technologies A group study space – room for you to collaborate on group projects A mezzanine level with a relaxed, quiet area with comfortable seating where you can relax, read the paper, use your laptop or mobile and study quietly A quiet study space with individual booths for when you need to focus on your work in peace. Real people. Real futures. | www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk

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The Study Zone provides support for most subjects taught in the College, as well as encouraging you to think about study techniques, learning styles and how to find information that meets your individual needs. Staff will assist you to use the services available, and provide support in the development of independent information, research and learning skills. We can also provide you with access to various subject gateways and services. For details of all our resources, have a look at our webbased catalogue on http://heritageonline. carnegiecollege.ac.uk/heritage. Further information about our Study Zone services can be accessed via the website, www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk/library.html where you’ll find all our contact details and loads more besides.

Carnegie24 Many of our full and part-time courses are available through our virtual learning environment, giving you more control of when and where you study. Carnegie24 uses web technology to provide you with everything you need to study away from the main campuses; learning and study materials, library resources and communications tools that give you access to academic and technical experts, as well as the ability to keep in touch with your classmates. Its convenience and flexibility lets you study while meeting your personal and business lifestyle needs. Student Intranet, Internet and Email Services Free Internet and Intranet access is available for you at most campus locations. Our website www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk and the Student Intranet also provide valuable sources of information relating to courses, contact information, college events and general information relevant to student life at Carnegie.

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Personal Care Support

At Carnegie College, we believe you can achieve your goals with the right support and guidance. From the time you think about coming to college until you complete your studies, we are on hand to give you expert advice and support as and when you need it, including information on; Course advice and availability Guidance appointments Qualifications framework Finance Learning and study support Our application process Filling in forms Accommodation Childcare Study workshops Progression after your course Finding jobs and Modern Apprenticeships. If you have any questions about other aspects of college life, just ask as there’s always someone here to help.

If you have a disability we offer access to a wide range of resources and services. If you’d like to chat this through with us we can provide individual appointments with our staff within the Guidance and Transitions Team to discuss any particular requirements you have.

Personal care needs are the responsibility of Social Services and we can assist individuals applying for relevant funding and subsequent support when required. Just get in touch with us.

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Learners with Additional Support Needs ASPIRE (Additional Support Programmes in Real Environments) offers specifically designed programmes for young people and adults requiring group-based additional support. The specially designed area within the College provides an extremely supportive environment, excellent facilities in assistive technology and programmes that deliver basic vocational and independent living skills. It also houses a fully equipped personal care suite with toilet and shower facilities. This doesn’t mean that the learning journey isn’t exciting. The ASPIRE Centre acts as a hub for learning programmes across all of our main campuses, ensuring that every ASPIRE student has a chance to develop a broad range of skills for life and work.

Multi faith room We provide a space on each campus for prayer and as a sanctuary for those who choose to use it. This gives students of different faiths the opportunity to practise their religion in private. Just ask Customer Services for more information if you’re interested in using these rooms.

We do everything we can to ensure that every one of our students can participate fully in our courses offered, by putting in place the right support. Contact us to find out how we can support your learning.

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Helping out with Employment Opportunities

Equality and Diversity

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The centralised and inclusive careerzone has been designed for all Carnegie College learners to support and encourage you in your efforts to source employment opportunities. The careerzone is a one-stop-shop with something always going on! The services are provided by professional staff who have a wealth of expertise to guide, support and equip you with the essential skills, knowledge and know-how to progress into the workplace and to sustain employment.

We actively publicise our stance against discrimination on gender, race, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender reassignment, age and other irrelevant grounds. Learners, staff and other users of our services have the right to fair treatment in our college and are asked to accept responsibility for adhering to our policies as any breaches may result in disciplinary measures. Our Equality and Diversity policies, along with our Bullying and Harassment Policies, are aimed at ensuring that unacceptable, offensive, abusive and discriminatory language or behaviour are not tolerated. All of our policies are published on the College website and intranets. If you would like to speak to someone about any concerns or have any suggestions to make about equality matters in the College please contact Customer Services, either in person, by phone on 0844 248 0115 or by e-mail info@carnegiecollege.ac.uk. Please help us to make Carnegie College a place where everyone is respected, feels welcome and is valued.

The Students’ Association represents the entire student body of Carnegie College. It plays an important role in making your time at Carnegie both productive and enjoyable and representing you on all matters affecting your interests. It exists to: Promote the general interest of its members Advance the education of its members Act as a recognised channel of communication between students and the College and any other relevant bodies Promote the general welfare interests of its members Promote, encourage and co-ordinate student societies, sports and social activities.

The careerzone provides FREE access to: SMS and emails for employment and career opportunities/events Advice on preparation and compilation of CVs and covering letters Advice on completing application forms Interview techniques Mock interviews Careers appointments Self-employment sign-posting Stationery and postage Internet Faxing Photocopying. Real people. Real futures. | www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk

Once you’ve enrolled on a course you automatically become a member of the Carnegie College Students’ Association. This is the place where you can get together with other students to shape college life. If you get involved not only will you get a real sense of belonging but you will also play an important role in helping to mould student life and ensuring that the views of all learners are heard. It can also be lots of fun and great experience for your CV. So if you want to get your voice heard, get involved! The success of the Students’ Association depends on your participation. Contact the Student President to find out more: srcpresident@ carnegiecollege.ac.uk 25


We’ve got the lot. World Class Facilities to Support Skills and Knowledge Development Carnegie offers a variety of resources and facilities to complement and enhance your learning including: State-of-the-art teaching facilities and the latest technology provided in all of our classrooms and learning environments Access to ICT across the entire campus Wifi; allowing you to bring your own laptop A well resourced library with study space A virtual learning environment (VLE) and access to web2 resources The Sustainable Technology Centre for those interested in sustainable construction and micro-renewable technology A visually stunning, modern training centre for skills such as painting and decorating, plumbing, carpentry and joinery One of the largest gas training and assessment facilities in the UK Purpose-built training suites and commercial salon for beauty and complementary therapies A buzzing, vibrant centre dedicated to the study of computing and creative arts Drama and performing arts studios A dedicated study area for the teaching of childcare, pre-nursing, care of the elderly and adults with learning disabilities A dedicated area for additional support programmes to allow students with severe learning difficulties, disabilities and complex needs to experience simulated living and working environments A commercial training restaurant where our hospitality students can prepare and serve lunches and dinners for clients. And that’s just the Halbeath Campus!

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Our engineering campus in Rosyth is believed to be amongst the largest and best equipped of its type in Scotland, providing approximately 10,000 square metres of purpose-built training facilities, dedicated to the engineering and renewable energy sector. Following a recent £1.5 million investment students now have access to state-of-the-art resources and technology to ensure that they are in the best position to gain the knowledge and skills that they will need to work in this fast growing sector. Our facilities include: The Whitlock Energy Collaboration Centre – leading the way in developing and delivering the skills and training required for the renewable energy sector and its associated supply chain. We are also the first College in the UK to deliver the Wind Turbine Modern Apprenticeship The Energy Lab – a dedicated area for learning, teaching and exhibitions with demonstration models of the latest low carbon and renewable technology. We also provide hands-on, practical training here in subjects such as the analysis and design of structure elements using high technology resources T  he Electrical Workshop – six individual learning zones and skills labs, providing training in domestic electrical engineering, fibre optics and high-voltage electrical engineering The Mechanical Workshop – hosts an impressive range of manual and computer controlled technology and a state-of-the-art pumping rig, providing the most up-to-date milling, turning and CNC training

The Fabrication and Welding Workshop – 48 fully-equipped welding bays and the latest industry equipment for basic to coded welder training R  obert Purvis House – a dedicated training centre for the provision of Automotive Engineering and Health & Safety Skills. The centre also boasts a fully operational Working at Heights Tower – the only training tower of its kind in the region T  he Punler Centre – our purpose-built CAD centre, delivering training in Computer Aided Draughting, Rapid Prototyping and Design Engineering. If you want to pursue a career in trowel trades, our Cowdenbeath Campus has fully equipped workshops and classrooms to help you learn valuable hand tool skills and develop experience that you can take to the workplace. From roofing and slating to floor and wall tiling, from cement work to brickwork, students of all ages have the opportunity to learn in an environment that reflects the practical nature of the industry.

“Our engineering campus in Rosyth is believed to be amongst the largest and best equipped of its type in Scotland.”

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Real people. Real futures. “After the first day I was so excited, as you’re straight in and hands on from the start. College has given me more confidence and taught me about the professionalism of the industry. I now have a part-time job at Gleneagles which I found myself but with help from careerzone to put my CV together.” Anne Turnbull ITEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy


Carnegie for your career Continuing Professional Development /////////////////////////////// Continuing Professional Development In these challenging economic times, it is vitally important that you manage your own development and show commitment to your ongoing CPD. Not only will this demonstrate your enthusiasm for developing yourself, it will also add recognised qualifications to your formal CV. At the Andrew Carnegie Business School we provide access to high quality programmes across a wide range of management disciplines accredited by leading professional institutions. With qualifications ranging from certificate to postgraduate level we are able to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a wide range of CPD qualifications essential for today’s challenging business environment. Our programmes are career-focused, designed in response to what employers want and value. They will equip you with the skills and knowledge to perform to the highest standard whilst also giving you the opportunity to learn with other likeminded professionals and develop your network of contacts. Project, Programme and Risk Management APM Introductory Certificate APMP Qualification APMP for PRINCE2® Practitioners PRINCE2® Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Management of Risk (M_o_R®) Portfolio, Programme and Project Support Offices (P3O®) Management of Portfolio (MoP™) CMI Certificate in Programme and Project Management CMI Diploma in Programme and Project Management

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Management and Leadership Qualifications CMI Certificate in Management CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership CMI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice CIPD Certificate in Learning and Development Practice CIPD Advanced Level Diploma in Human Resource Development/ Management Management in the Contracting and Wastes Industries (HNC programmes available) AAT Level 6 Diploma in Accounting AAT Level 8 Diploma in Accounting ISMM Level 1 Award in Sales and Marketing ISMM Level 2 Certificate in Sales and Marketing ISMM Level 3 Diploma in Sales and Marketing ISMM Level 4 Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management ISMM Level 5 Diploma in Sales and Account Management ISMM Level 6 Diploma in Strategic Sales Management

Management and Leadership Short Courses Developing Leaders of the Future Developing the Strategic Manager Leading Change Harnessing Emotional Intelligence Managing and Leading the Team The Leader as a Coach Business Improvement and Quality Management Courses Lean Six Sigma 5S Kaizen Accredited Auditor Training For more information on these or other courses available at Carnegie, call our Customer Services Team.

“At the Andrew Carnegie Business School we provide access to high quality programmes across a wide range of management disciplines accredited by leading professional institutions.”

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Carnegie for your business Business Services and Consultancy: Enhancing the Skills of your Workforce /////////////////////////////// Business Services and Consultancy: Enhancing the Skills of your Workforce In a highly competitive marketplace, skills development is a priority. Every successful business recognises that its employees are one of their most valuable assets. At the Andrew Carnegie Business School we can help you plan for your future success by providing flexible training solutions for your business; from scoping needs through to programme design, delivery and evaluation. An investment in training to improve workforce skills and team performance is an investment in the future success of your business. With over ten years’ experience working with employers locally, nationally and internationally, we have used our expertise and flexibility to assist companies from every sector in growing their business and delivering the results they need. From high-volume, work-based development such as Modern Apprenticeships and SVQs (Scottish Vocational Qualifications) to professional development programmes and short courses, we deliver a highly flexible, cost efficient and time effective way to maximise your return on training and development investment. In addition to scheduled open courses for individual members of your team, we can also design and deliver bespoke training courses at your premises anywhere in the UK. Our highly professional and specialised teams will work with your organisation to tailor programmes to meet your business needs and where required, can include corporate specific industry processes to enhance relevance and contextualise learning. Our diverse and dynamic range of training solutions will provide your business with specific solutions to the challenges you face today and in the Real people. Real futures. | www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk

future resulting in real business impact. Our collaborative approach ensures that we provide a service that is not only solution-focused, but also customerfocused at its heart. Working together, we can assist you in producing positive business results such as retention of staff, a motivated workforce and ultimately an increase in profits and efficiency. We can also offer advice on funding options and, where appropriate, can refer you to available sources of funding.

“An investment in training to improve workforce skills and team performance is an investment in the future success of your business.” Health and Safety and Industry Skills Effective management of Health & Safety in the workplace is an essential requirement of every organisation. That is why we are dedicated to delivering Health & Safety training across all employment sectors from childcare to construction, administration to mechanical engineering. To support this aim, we have an extensive portfolio of Health & Safety programmes, working with employers throughout the UK to provide training both at our dedicated Health & Safety training facility in Rosyth, and on clients’ premises. T  o find out more about how Carnegie can work with you to gain that all important edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace, contact one of our Business Development Team on 0844 248 0115, email info@carnegiecollege.ac.uk or visit www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk.

Developing Skills for a Sustainable Scotland Carnegie provides specialised training to a wide range of businesses and has pioneered new skills programmes to help put West Fife at the forefront of the renewables industry. From micro and macro renewable engineering to sustainable construction, we aim to support the growth and development of the green skills expansion in Fife by identifying and addressing skills issues across a range of renewable technologies. Our programmes are designed to align staff skills with employers’ ambitions for growth and prepare current and future employees for working with emerging technologies not only in renewables but also in the wider engineering industry and its associated supply chain. Our Whitlock Energy Collaboration Centre also provides a facility and service which allows key businesses in the Renewable Energy supply chain to come together to discuss and move forward on issues relating to the future of the industry. This helps to promote collaboration between providers, consumers and developers of sustainable energy resources.

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Community Learning and Employability Community Learning and Employability

Access Centres

An Enterprising Spirit

Carnegie College has a reputation for successful and innovative programme delivery. Whether unemployed, facing redundancy or looking to rejoin the workforce and build a new career, Carnegie College has community based learning and access centres ready to help you take that first step. Community Learning Centres are great places to start your learning journey, helping you see what you are already capable of and supporting you to build some experience and skills. You can join small classes in your local community and learn in a place and at a time that suits you. As your confidence grows, you may choose to study further. Typical courses available at our Learning Centres include: Springboard – Access to College SCQF Levels 3, 4 & 5 Essential Skills – ICT, Numeracy and Communication – SCQF Levels 3, 4 & 5 Windows on the World and Local Investigations – SCQF Levels 4 & 5 European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

If you are ready to make use of your experience, qualifications and capabilities in the job market then our Access Centres run programming that will support personal development and increased confidence with regards to connecting to employers, gaining further training and progressing to employment. Our experienced staff support individuals in achieving their goals and additionally in tackling specialist needs, including criminal disclosure, health disclosure, experiences around drug and/or alcohol issues and those who have perhaps had long term illness and require a little more support to return to employment, further training or education.

At Carnegie College, we have adopted a culture that instils, encourages and supports enterprising behaviours and entrepreneurism, embedding enterprise into the curriculum at every opportunity. By working together, we will equip you with the knowledge, information and confidence to adopt enterprising approaches which will give you a competitive advantage when job seeking, progressing to university or simply in your future life journey. We actively promote and embrace our value to “actively support enterprise, creativity and open-mindedness” through various initiatives, including: providing business start-up and self employment courses through the management of hugely successful government contracts working with Business Gateway Fife to offer a selection of workshops to help both SMEs and new starts. By providing these services and helping to establish more enterprises, we are helping to regenerate local business activity bringing more economic activity to the area and helping to stop economic decline.

Many courses are free to access although the higher level courses may need some contribution. Don’t let concerns about funding hold you back, however, as there may be funding available for some courses. For example, if you earn less than £22,000 you can set up an Individual Learning Account (ILA). This is easy to do and will support some training up to the value of £200 (if required). Contact our Customer Services Team on 0844 248 0115 to find out more. For further information about ILAs: t: 0808 100 1090 e: enquiries@ilascotland.org.uk

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At our Access Centres, programming includes: Training for Work Get Ready for Work – employability programmes for young people, including work-placement opportunities LEAP – personal development/ employability programmes for young people Support Contract - Jobcentre Plus referrals Next Steps (Personal Development/ Employability Programmes). West Fife Enterprise At West Fife Enterprise, training programmes combine personal development and vocational qualifications in: Administration & ICT Metalwork & Fabrication Woodwork & Carpentry. There is also a wide range of employer engagement opportunities. Through West Fife Enterprise’s transport link service, access is also offered to individuals residing in the Central Fife area. Contact your local centre for details of courses available or drop in to find out more. The addresses can be found online or give us a call and we’ll advise you of where your local centre is.

“Community Learning Centres are great places to start your learning journey, helping you see what you are already capable of and supporting you to build some experience and skills.”

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Real people. Real futures. “I joined the course as a personal challenge as not many women work offshore. I’m from Manchester but I came to Carnegie specifically as it’s the best place to do my course.” Lauren Brierley ECITB Modern Apprenticeship Year 1


How to Apply 1

Choose Your Course

Pick up a copy of our course directory and go through the support information that is available. It also contains an index of all the courses that are available. Once you have found a course, go online to get the full details and the entry requirements. If you have the relevant qualifications and/or experience for the course which you are applying for, then you can go straight to the application stage. If you would like further information then you can either phone, email or come in in person. An appointment can be arranged with one of our advisors to help you make the decision that’s right for you. Speaking to someone can also help you ensure that you have chosen the course which is most appropriate for your career goals. If you do not have the relevant qualifications to meet the entry requirements, then call us to arrange an informal meeting with the relevant course advisor who can discuss alternative options with you.

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Unconditional You have definitely been accepted – all you need to do is advise us that you are accepting the place and send back any relevant documentation. If anything changes, please let us know as soon as possible to ensure that this space is opened up to someone else. Conditional We will specify what further entry requirements you need to be accepted onto the course. Once you have met the necessary criteria, telephone the college to confirm your offer of a place. Unsuccessful If your application is unsuccessful you will still have the opportunity to discuss alternative options with one of our guidance team. Just make an appointment through Customer Services.

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Complete an Application Form

You can apply online, by post or in person. Our courses usually start in August or September but don’t leave it to the last minute to apply. Return your application as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting your first choice course. You can apply for a course at any point, however, many of our courses are very popular and may have limited places available. We would therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your place and to ensure relevant funding is in place. Try to complete all sections of your application as fully as possible and please let us know if you have additional support needs. If you are having difficulty completing any part of the application form, then a member of our Customer Services Team will be pleased to help you If you are applying for a BA or BSc level course you will need to apply through UCAS. Ask our guidance team for further information.

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Accept Your Offer

Confirm that you are accepting your place on the course by sending back relevant documentation Complete all funding forms for your chosen course as soon as possible. Ensure you have the required equipment and resources for starting you course if necessary (For certain courses you may be require to purchase clothing, etc and or course materials) You will get your timetable on the first day of your course

Sort out Your Funding To ensure funding for your place, complete all necessary funding forms where applicable as soon as possible. You can also speak to one of our student finance team if you need to. Further information can be found on page 14. Not completing this part of the process can jeopardise your place.

What happens after I have applied? We will be in touch to acknowledge receipt of your application. You will be contacted again to arrange an informal interview, if this is required. In some cases the course you’ve applied for might be full. If so, we will contact you and advise you about alternative courses that might be suitable. If you have any questions regarding your application then contact customer services on 0844 248 0115

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If you meet the entry criteria, you may be invited to an interview. The interview is informal and gives you further opportunity to find out if this is the right course for you and to ask questions about the course, timetable, materials and support available.

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Most courses start in August or September. You will be informed of the enrolment date and start date for your particular course. What happens if I change my mind? No problem! If you want to apply for a different course or withdraw altogether, please let us know as soon as you can. This will allow us to offer the place to somebody else. Connect2Carnegie Get a feel for the college so that it is not so daunting on your first day. Join our Facebook group or follow us on twitter to get up to date news and events.

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Getting here All of our campuses throughout West Fife are conveniently located regardless of whether you travel by public transport or car. The excellent road, rail and bus systems provide you with plenty of choice in getting here. For further information on travelling to the College by public transport call the Traveline on 0871 200 2233. You can also visit our website at www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk where you can view one of our maps or enter your journey details into our on-line travel planner. Did you know‌you can also buy a unirider bus ticket which is only available to students and is valid on all Stagecoach bus services in Fife? The ticket is valid all day and night on the network of buses that can get you to lectures, shops, pubs, clubs, gyms, libraries... just remember to take it with you. Once you buy your ticket you can use it to travel between the two dates printed on the ticket by showing it to the driver with your student ID card. For more information about this scheme go to the tickets section on the stagecoach website (www.stagecoachbus.com).

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Or why not join our car-sharing scheme to help you reduce your daily travel costs? Go to www.tripsharecarnegiecollege.com for more information.

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Halbeath Campus (main campus) Pittsburgh Road Dunfermline Fife KY11 8DY 0844 248 0115

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Cowdenbeath Campus Block 2 Woodend Industrial Estate Cowdenbeath Fife KY4 8HW 0844 248 0115

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Rosyth Campus Carnegie College Wood Road Rosyth Business Park Rosyth Fife KY11 2EA 0844 248 0115 33


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Contact us Please contact our Customer Services Team on 0844 248 0115 or email info@carnegiecollege.ac.uk All of the information in this guide and more is available to download on our website - www.carnegiecollege.ac.uk If you would like a copy of this brochure in an alternative format, please contact us on 0844 248 0115 Carnegie College Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline Fife KY11 8DY The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of printing. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that information is accurate in this publication, the college reserves the right to make modifications without prior notice and any course or class ay be withdrawn at the sole discretion of the College. Carnegie College cannot accept liability for any loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained in this information. The information does not form part of a formal contract and we reserve the right to refuse admission. 2012 Carnegie College, All Rights Reserved Published January 2012


Carnegie College Course Directory 2012/13  

Course Directory for Carnegie College, Dunfermline Fife.

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