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COURSE GUIDE 2019/20

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CONTENTS 3 Why go anywhere else? 4 We invest in your future 6 Making college count 8 Guide to qualifications and entry requirements 10 Take the next step

Careers and support 12 Access to Higher Education 14 Higher Education Fees and funding Getting to Langley College

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COURSES Apprenticeships

16

Health and Care, Childcare and Education

60

Business

18

Hospitality and Catering

72

Computing and IT

24

Learn English (ESOL)

78

Construction

30

Motor Vehicle Engineering

80

Engineering Technology

46

Public Services

86

Foundation Learning

52

Sport

90

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

54

Travel and Tourism

96

Together we are better Following the merger of East Berkshire College with Strode’s College in 2017, the newly formed Windsor Forest Colleges Group provides young people, adults and businesses in Surrey and Berkshire with a richer more diverse offer of courses. While we are one organisation – we are still very much three individual colleges. So, whether you want the innovative technical skills and apprenticeships offered at Langley, or the vibrant sixth form experience offered at Strode’s and Windsor, we will ensure this is delivered in a shared culture of high standards, exemplary support and guidance and access to superb facilities. I am delighted you are considering studying with us and would like to welcome you to visit us at our open days to find out more and experience the Windsor Forest stamp of quality and commitment that is evident whichever college you choose.

Kate Webb Group Principal and Chief Executive

Get the skills and knowledge you need at Langley College I am delighted you are considering studying at Langley College. Whether you are looking to gain valuable vocational and technical skills for employment or aspire to progress further and study at an advanced level at university – you can reach your full potential with us.

Situated at the heart of the community, the college offers a vibrant and supportive learning environment where you can gain a qualification, receive hands-on training, make new friends and enjoy learning. Conveniently located, it is just a short walk from Langley train station on the mainline through to London Paddington. Langley College offers a welcoming and diverse student community and is the centre for our technical and vocational programmes, which all have specialist facilities and equipment to prepare you for your chosen career. We embed work experience in our courses and work in partnership with leading employers, so you can learn from the best in the business.

No matter what path you wish to follow, you can rest assured that we have the high quality facilities, inspirational teaching methods and extensive partnerships to prepare you for your future.

PLY P A O T W HO 1 Select your course on our website 2 Click apply online and add

to your basket

3 Complete the online form

Each of our colleges is unique and special, but now benefit from a unified approach to academic standards ensuring you will get the best quality teaching in the best learning environment.

4 You will be invited to an interview –

At Langley, you can combine hands-on, active learning in an environment that prepares you for a career in industry. You will learn from our specialist teachers who bring a wealth of experience to your studies as well as incredible industry links and opportunities.

5 Work hard to get your GCSEs

Many students find their real talent and passion at Langley – progressing through the levels onto university and beyond. Also, students tell us they prefer the active learning style of vocational, technical courses – gaining more from the practical application of what they have learned while gaining strong theoretical understanding at the same time. Come and see for yourself – visit our open days or apply online for 2019.

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TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR CAREER

come along and get your offer

6 Get your results in August

and enrol for 2019!

Apply as soon as you can so you can secure your place.

FOR MORE ADVICE AND INFORMATION

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TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE LANGLEY

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STUDENT SUCCESS RATE IN THE TOP 25% OF UK COLLEGES

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INDUSTRY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS

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STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES INCLUDING SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS

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HIGH QUALITY TEACHING FROM INDUSTRY-TRAINED STAFF

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HANDS-ON TRAINING USING THE LATEST INDUSTRY SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT YOU'LL FIND IN THE WORKPLACE

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EXTENSIVE LINKS WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS

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ACCESS TO WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMMES AND INTERNSHIPS

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FREE AND IMPARTIAL CAREERS ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

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TAILORED STUDENT SUPPORT ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS

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DIVERSE AND WELCOMING STUDENT COMMUNITY

41% OF ALL FULL LEVEL 3 COMPLETERS GAINED A PLACE AT UNIVERSITY IN 2017

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WE INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE

EXCEPTIONAL TEACHING At Langley we are committed to your career development.

THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Langley College has benefited from a £30 million investment in its campus which means you will be learning in a state-of-the-art, industry-specific environment using the very latest in technology.

JUST A SHORT WALK FROM THE LANGLEY TRAIN STATION YOU WILL FIND: • Specialist workshops • Microsoft Academy and Cisco Academy • Genovation Hub • Hair and beauty training salons • Autotronics and computing facilities • Hospitality and catering academy • £5 million sports centre and gym • Engineering workshops with new CNC machine centre

You will benefit from industry-trained lecturers, who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their teaching allowing you to develop highly relevant skills and knowledge. You will also get the support you need from day one to allow you to reach your full potential.

PROGRESS YOUR CAREER WITH CONFIDENCE We can prepare you for the future by giving you the skills and tools to ensure you stand out to employers. Our courses are designed to support progression to Further Education and Higher Education, employment and independence. All full-time students receive training and support to develop work skills, which can include team working, volunteering, planning and running an enterprise activity, CV writing and target setting.

• A simulated hospital environment • STEM Project and research space • Learning centre with the latest PCs and tablets • Everyday access to tablet devices • Modern lecture theatre • The Hub refectory and coffee bar

GENOVATION HUB Technology is at the heart of all our courses at Langley. We encourage creativity and innovation across all programmes and have a specialist Genovation Hub which provides a vibrant learning space for creative thinking, research, team work and project development.

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INDUSTRY CONNECTED The College works with a number of impressive industry specialists who we’re proud to have as partners. Our Hospitality and Catering Academy has the two Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge as a patron as well as the five star Stoke Park Hotel. Our Hair and Beauty salons work in partnership with Wella and the Francesco Group and Reading Football Club is partner to our Sports department. We also work with Bucks New University, University of West London, University of Reading and London’s South Bank University on our Higher Education provision.

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JOIN IN STUDENT LIFE

MAKING COLLEGE COUNT

As well as the bright modern building, Langley College has a positive, vibrant atmosphere and there is always lots going on inside and outside the classroom. It is a place where you can enjoy learning, build your confidence, make new friends and prepare for your future career. From sports and field trips to work experience and masterclasses by industry experts, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop the skills you need for work and life.

Coming to college is not just about attending your classes – its about making your time at college count. So make the most of everything on offer at Langley and bring your learning to life.

PARTICIPATE IN A VARIETY OF EXTRA ACTIVITIES and social events each year.

BECOME A STUDENT REP or join in the Student Union activities.

GET HELP AND SUPPORT We recognise that our students come from different backgrounds and have different abilities and experiences.

JOIN OUR SPORTS ACADEMY and take part in lots of sporting activities as well as training to an elite level in your chosen sport.

Some will manage their studies without too much difficulty, whereas others may need a bit of extra help along the way and our Learning Support team are on hand to help. For those who have specific learning requirements our Learning Support team can provide help with literacy and numeracy skills, provide you with expert support with dyslexia and dyspraxia, support time management, revision skills, essay writing, assistive technology and access arrangements.

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU SUCCEED The study space at Langley caters for all your needs. Whether you need private personal space to complete your assignments or quiet space where you can work collaboratively with other students – our Learning Resource Centre provides the perfect environment. The centre is well equipped with all the online and offline resources you need as well as banks of PCs with all the latest software at your disposal. You can also ‘check out’ a Microsoft Surface Pro whenever you need and work wherever you like on campus.

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TAKE A BREAK in our modern refectory and Costa coffee bars.

JOIN OUR DUKE OF EDINBURGH PROGRAMME and fine tune your leadership skills.

TURN UP AND TUNE IN! College life is definitely different to school – it’s a more adult environment preparing you for the next steps in life. We expect you to have a really good attendance on your course. It’s the only way you will learn and succeed. Our lessons are really interesting too – you get to join in and get hands-on straight away. So, give college your best shot and show us what you are made of!

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GUIDE TO QUALIFICATIONS AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS BTEC QUALIFICATIONS

NVQs

(NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS)

BTECs and similar vocational qualifications each focus on a particular type of work.

NVQs are work-related qualifications concentrating on practical skills for industry.

These are more practical courses, which prepare you for employment or Higher Education. BTECs are assessed through coursework and up to 25% external assessment. Entry grades vary according to the level of the course.

You can train in your chosen career and get a recognised qualification in subjects like construction, exercise and fitness or hairdressing. There are three levels, so entry requirements vary according to the level you choose:

DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

LEVEL 1 – FOUNDATION

These are one year courses, equivalent to gaining four GCSEs at grade 3. You would usually progress onto Level 2.

Foundation skills teaching you the basic skills you need to progress to the next level.

DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

LEVEL 2 – INTERMEDIATE

These are one year courses, approximately equivalent to gaining four or five GCSEs at grade 9–4 (or grade C or above). These provide the skills you need for employment and you can usually join your chosen industry at this point.

These are considered craft level meaning you can usually go into industry at this level. Equivalent to GCSEs at grade 9–4 (or grade C or above).

DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 Taken over two years, the Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels, and the Extended Diploma to three A Levels. You are mostly assessed through assignments and a portfolio of work as well as teamwork. Many students progress to university and find their specialist knowledge gives them a head start.

If you don’t already have a Level 2 qualification (GCSEs) in English and Maths then you can re-sit these at college. If you need some more preparation you can study a Functional Skills course first. We have a team of specialist teachers who will support you to pass these subjects.

If you are returning to education after a long break or don’t have the relevant qualifications to start a Higher Education course right away, our Access to HE courses are designed to update your skills and prepare you for study at a higher level in just one year.

HIGHER EDUCATION (LEVELS 4, 5 & 6) At Langley College you have the benefits of gaining a universitylevel qualification right here on your doorstep. Offered with much lower fees than a university, you can progress from all levels right through to a Level 4/5 qualification which include Higher National Certificates (HNCs), Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Foundation Degrees and Higher Apprenticeships.

UCAS POINTS

These are advanced technician level courses and are the equivalent to two A Levels.

Did you know that BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are equivalent to A Levels and will give you UCAS tariff points for university entry?

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA

BTEC DIPLOMA

BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA

UCAS TARIFF POINTS

D*D*D*

168

D*D*D

160

BTEC LEVEL

EQUIVALENT TO

D*DD

152

Level 2 Award/Certificate

Approximately grade 4 or above

DDD

144

DDM

128

Level 3 Extended Certificate

One A Level

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

One A Level

Level 3 Diploma

Two A Levels

Level 3 Extended Diploma

Three A Levels

DMM

D*D*

112

D*D

104

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96

MMP

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MPP

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64

PPP We are transitioning to new BTEC qualifications and therefore there maybe some variation between the qualifications offered at each college.

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION (LEVEL 3)

LEVEL 3 – ADVANCED

QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED:

GCSEs AND FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

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CAREERS ZONE

STUDENT SERVICES

We have careers advisers available throughout the year to help you with your career options.

Our Student Services team can offer you free, impartial and confidential advice and guidance on courses, careers and training.

OUR ADVISERS CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH:

They can also support you with any personal issues you may have. They have a range of resources, knowledge and information, and can also put you in touch with other organisations for more specialist advice.

• Access to information on job vacancies • Help writing and updating your CV • Job search skills

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

• Support with completing applications

Get help and advice about any funding and bursaries that could be available.

• Interview practice • Advice on psychometric testing • Help using online job search tools

HEALTH AND WELLBEING We offer a range of services to help you look after yourself and stay healthy.

CAREERS AND SUPPORT

COUNSELLING We offer a professional, confidential counselling service for students.

You are not just studying while you are at college you are preparing yourself for your future career. We offer a range of services and support including: • Careers advice and guidance from our professionally qualified team of careers advisers.

• Careers library, research tools and resources in our learning centres.

• Help with applying for university, an internship or employment.

• Volunteering opportunities.

PERSONAL TUTORS

LEARNING SUPPORT

You will have a personal tutor to help you keep on track with your studies and your daily life at college.

The Learning Support team aims to help students succeed in their main course, improve their literacy and numeracy skills, access lifelong learning and build confidence.

They will hold group tutorials and one-to-one meetings with you to keep in touch and provide support, as well as monitoring and reporting on your progress.

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• Work experience opportunities.

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STUDY CLOSER GO FURTHER HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES AT LANGLEY

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Getting an advanced level qualification provides increased choice and opportunity, increased career opportunities, higher earnings and more confidence – but universities can be expensive, anonymous and inconvenient.

If you don’t have the relevant qualifications to go to university or are returning to study, you can get the qualifications you need in just one year on an Access to Higher Education course.

EXCELLENCE GUARANTEED The College has fully met the UK standards for its HE provision as awarded by the Higher Education Quality Assurance Agency in its review of the college in 2015.

With smaller class sizes, a closer relationship with your tutors and industry relevant qualifications, studying at Langley College is a wise choice. We offer an exciting range of higher level courses including HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees in the following subjects:

WE OFFER SIX SPECIFIC PATHWAYS:

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• Access to Business

Children and Young People p68

• Access to Computing

Computing p27

• Access to Construction and Engineering

Construction p43

• Access to Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Engineering p49

• Access to Social Work and Mental Health Professions

Health and Social Care p66

• Access to Social Sciences and Education

Hospitality and Catering p75

Access courses are designed to update your skills and provide you with the qualification you need to gain a place on a degree level programme at university.

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FUNDING YOUR STUDIES Courses are covered by a Student Tuition Fee Loan awarded by the Student Loans Company, visit www.slc.co.uk/england to find out more. You only start to repay your loan once you are earning over £25,000 per annum.

Travel and Tourism p97

UNIVERSITY DESTINATIONS OUTSTANDING RESULTS

Students this year have received university offers for a wide range of courses including:

Our results are well above the national average so you are guaranteed a quality learning experience at Langley College.

• King’s College London

• The University of Cardiff

• The University of Surrey

• Middlesex University

• Loughborough University

• Royal Holloway University

85%

• The University of Reading

OF STUDENTS PASSED ON THE ACCESS TO NURSING PATHWAY (13% ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE)

91%

PASSED ON THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND SOCIAL WORK PATHWAY (22% ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE) THE AWARDING BODY RATED THE COURSE TEAM AS ‘EXEMPLARY’ IN ALL CATEGORIES.

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FUNDING YOUR STUDIES For Access to HE courses, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay for course fees if you are aged 19 and over. Repayments only start once you have completed the course and are earning more than £25,000 per year. What is more, if you complete a Higher Education course this loan will be written off. Visit www.gov.uk/ advanced-learner-loan for more information.

HIGHER EDUCATION AT WINDSOR COLLEGE We also have Higher Education courses at our Windsor College: • Performing Arts • Visual Merchandising

UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

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APPRENTICESHIPS

GOOD

RATING BY OFSTED (2016)

OUR APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, which combine training at the College with practical skills learnt in the workplace. Apprenticeships usually take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of apprenticeship, your ability and the industry sector.

We provide a wide range of apprenticeships to match with our skills, expertise and facilities:

BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING

HAIR AND BEAUTY

• Accountancy Level 2 and 3

• Beauty Level 2 and 3

• Business Administration Level 3

• Hairdressing Level 2 and 3

• Team Leading Level 3 • Management Level 5

HEALTH, CARING AND CHILDCARE • Children and Young People’s Workforce – Childcare Level 2

COMPUTING

• Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years Level 3

• Digital Marketing Level 3 • IT Infrastructure Technician Level 3

WHAT LEVELS ARE THERE? WHY STUDY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP? • Earn money while you learn • Gain real workplace skills and experience • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification

Apprenticeships are available at various levels as follows: INTERMEDIATE: These are Level 2 qualifications and are equivalent to GCSEs.

• IT Telecoms Prof Level 3

HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

• Networking Engineering Level 4

• Chef de Partie Level 3 • Commis Chef Level 2

CONSTRUCTION • Construction Operations Level 2 • Fitted Interiors Level 2 • Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 and 3 • Construction Contracting Operations Level 3 • Construction Management Level 4

ADVANCED:

• Domestic Heating Level 2 and 3

• Fit study around employment

These are Level 3 qualifications and are equivalent to A Levels.

• Multi Trade/Maintenance Operations Level 2

WHO CAN DO AN APPRENTICESHIP? Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. Different apprenticeships have different entry requirements. You will be given an initial assessment to find the best route into your chosen apprenticeship. You will need to be employed or have an employer who is ready to take you on as an apprentice. In many cases, we can help you find a suitable employer.

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HIGHER: These are Level 4 and 5 qualifications and are the equivalent of an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree (first two years of a degree).

DEGREE: These are Level 6 and 7 and are the equivalent of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

• Hospitality Team Member Level 2

• Brickwork/Bricklaying Level 2 and 3

• Expand your knowledge • Improve your Maths, English and ICT skills

• Hospitality Supervisor Level 3

MOTOR VEHICLE • Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) Level 2 and 3 • Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Level 2 and 3

• Painting & Decorating Level 2 and 3 • Plastering Level 2 • Sustainable Built Environment Level 5

ENGINEERING • Aerospace Level 4 • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Extended) Level 3 • Electrotechnical Level 3

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as an NVQ and in some cases a relevant knowledge-based qualification (e.g. BTEC).

• Engineering & Maintenance Level 3

APPRENTICESHIPS ALSO INCLUDE:

• Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Level 3 and 4

Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT)

• Performing Engineering Operations Level 2

• Engineering Technical Support Level 3 • Fabrication & Welding Level 3

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call 01753 443 855 or email business.services@windsor-forest.ac.uk

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Business Consultancy • Marketing • Human Resources • General Management • Finance • Chartered Accountant • Company Secretary • Stockbroker

S S E N I S BU Business isn’t just about numbers and spreadsheets, it is about launching new ideas and making things happen.

MY LANGLEY STORY

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur eager to start your own business, or keen to advance on the corporate ladder, our business courses will set you up for success. They’ll help you tap into your passions and natural abilities, while developing your skills with practical advice and training.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

INDUSTRY FACTS

• A broad range of courses led by experienced tutors with industry experience.

• There are more than 5.5 million businesses in the UK.

• Real case studies and examples to bring your learning to life with an emphasis on practical learning and interactive sessions.

• Graduate starting salaries are around £22,000–£25,000 per year rising quickly to around £50,000. • Employers are seeking good communication and technology skills – alongside business acumen.

• Industry trips and work placements in local businesses and a variety of workshops with talks delivered by inspiring guest speakers.

Visits to the City

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE As budding entrepreneurs you are going to want to put your business ideas into practice so we place a big emphasis on giving you every opportunity to bring your learning to life. Be prepared for interactive learning sessions, industry trips and work placements in local businesses. And with our convenient location just outside London we also have excellent industry links with some impressive names in business happy to give you an insight into their career and industry.

• Emphasis on business skills including time-management, problem-solving and presentations, giving you a real competitive edge in a work environment. • Excellent location near London which allows us to build links with some of the biggest names in business and industry to give you access to a network to build up your experience and expand your knowledge.

“ Once I’ve completed the Level 3 Business course here at Langley College I am planning to advance to university to study Business and International Relations as ultimately I’d like to start my own business. ” MOHAMED JELLE BUSINESS STUDENT

• Accountancy Level 2 and 3 • Business Administration Level 3 • Team Leading Level 3

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BUSINESS

BUSINESS

FF1CBUS2L0 | ONE YEAR

FF3NBUS1L1 | TWO YEARS

BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will develop the skills, attributes and behaviour needed to progress to further study and employment. You will learn through classroom theory as well as putting these into practice through technical sessions.

You will be assessed by your tutors by demonstrating the skills developed in the practical sessions.

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and will prepare you to enter employment or to progress to higher education.

You will undertake units based on real-life work and studies. Progress is measured through on going assessment throughout your course allowing you to keep track of your own performance on an ongoing basis.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2 or above.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The course offers an insight into all aspects of business. You will study four mandatory units and 14 specialist units. Mandatory units cover the fundamentals of business including:

The course covers a number of units including: • Business

• The Business Environment

• Multimedia

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths or a BTEC Diploma Level 2 – Merit; and grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths.

• Business Resources

It will also include English and Maths to GCSE level and tutorials.

• Introduction to Marketing • Business Communication The course will link theory with practical application making maximum use of your own experiences.

BUSINESS

BTEC FIRST EXTENDED CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2 FF2BBUS6L0 | ONE YEAR

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

A BTEC First in Business will help you to take the first steps into the business world. Your course will mix business theory with practical application and you will study a range of mandatory and optional units.

Progress is measured through both exams and on-going assessment allowing you to keep track of your performance on an ongoing basis.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will learn business enterprise, selling and promoting a brand as well as financial awareness. In addition to this you will have the opportunity to do one week’s work experience in the business world.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and Maths.

BUSINESS ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3 CODE TBC | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This one year course will give you the qualification you need to gain entry to university and will provide you with a strong foundation in business and management.

You will be continually assessed throughout the course including assignments, case studies, preparing reports and engaging in role plays.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.

You will cover a range of topics including:

You will need to have English and Maths at grade 4/C or above or Functional Skills at Level 2. You may be asked to complete an initial diagnostic assessment. It may be possible to complete a maths course alongside the Access course, following assessment. Very good IT skills are also required to complete and submit work.

• Marketing

• Finance

BRING YOUR LEARNING TO LIFE WITH INDUSTRY TRIPS AND WORK PLACEMENTS.

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• Law • Enterprise and Management

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HIGHER EDUCATION

BUSINESS

FOUNDATION DEGREE HE5RBUS1L1 | TWO YEARS COURSE OVERVIEW

Modules – Year 2

This Foundation Degree (FdA) is a flexible Higher Education Business Programme validated by Bucks New University and designed with working people in mind. It has been designed to enhance your employment and career opportunities, build business and life skills and combines academic rigour yet draws heavily from your workplace experience.

• Service Marketing

Foundation Degrees are aimed at those who are working (or self-employed), have possibly not studied for some years and are now keen to earn a degree qualification for their CV to enhance career prospects and professional development.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? Modules – Year 1 • Understanding the Business Environment • Role of Marketing • Leading and Managing an Organisation • Financial Management • Personal Development • Understanding Change

• Managing Operations and Projects • Information Systems • Human Resources and Reward • Small Business Management • Work Based Learning Project There is a guaranteed progression route to complete a full degree with Bucks New University. This could then lead you to study Year 3 of a Business Honours Degree and then, potentially, Masters/MBA Level study.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? Your work will be assessed through presentations, essays, case studies, reports, group and individual projects.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should be over 19 and have achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths and English. You will be invited in for a discussion with the FdA Course Tutor and asked to complete a short diagnostic assessment.

BUSINESS HND

DF5VBUS1L1 | TWO YEARS COURSE OVERVIEW This courses will help you develop as a professional, self‑reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover the following modules over the two year programme:

Year 1 • Business and the Business Environment • Marketing Essentials • Human Resource Management • Management and Operations • Management Accounting • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set unit) • Innovation and Commercialisation • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

• Human Resources – Value and Contribution to Organisational Success • International Marketing • Brand Management • Planning for Growth

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed through a range of methods including – in‑class tests, exams, creation of financial and planning documents, work-based projects, academic posters, displays, leaflets, recordings of interviews/role plays, working logbooks, reflective journals, presentations with assessor questioning.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need GCSE English language and Maths at grade 4 and above (A*–C) plus business or related subjects at A Level or BTEC, however a lower entry point may be considered with good references, or an Access course. Students with overseas qualifications are also welcome.

Year 2 (subject to change) • Research Project • Organisational Behaviour • Business Strategy

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Computer Game Designer • Web Developer • Network Technician • Programmer • Computer Support Engineer • Systems Analyst • IT Desktop Support

COM

T I D N A PUTING

GET AHEAD WITH TECHNOLOGY Computing and ICT is undoubtedly one of the most forward-thinking and fast-paced industries in the world with progressive companies and attractive career opportunities. Our courses give you the understanding and ability to tackle a wide variety of IT-based roles competently and confidently. You will tackle the full range of advanced technical and theoretical skills to prepare you for a role in this cutting edge sector.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

INDUSTRY FACTS

• Tutors who are experts in their fields, with considerable experience in the IT sector.

• The number of digital technology jobs increased by 17% between 2011 and 2015.

• State-of-the-art hardware and networking labs featuring the latest equipment. Our outstanding facilities use the same systems and technologies that are used throughout the world by leading IT firms and departments.

• Reading in Berkshire has the highest proportion of digital technology businesses in the UK. • Fun fact: The first webcam was created at the University of Cambridge to monitor a coffee pot!

• Accredited Cisco Academy and Microsoft IT Academy with courses delivered to industry standards.

Virtual Reality (VR) lesson with Pixar co-founder Loren Carpenter

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE IT and computing continue to shape our world on a daily basis. To ensure your learning remains at the forefront of industry developments we only have industry experts with considerable experience on our IT and computing teaching team. Alongside our first-class facilities and resources we also want to give you an insight into this dynamic sector so expect to visit some industry giants and take part in a number of exciting workshops delivered by leading industry guest speakers.

• Our new Genovation Hub provides a vibrant learning space for creative thinking, research, team work and project development. • We have extensive industry links with leading businesses such as Microsoft and Oracle to ensure you learn all the latest techniques employers require. • Learn through a combination of exciting, interactive classroom sessions, project work and workshops delivered by renowned guest speakers.

MY LANGLEY STORY “ The teachers are very easy to talk to and really know their subject. I am enjoying the course – it is challenging, but definitely worth it as I hope to ultimately progress to either an IT apprenticeship or job. ” SHANE BARRETT IT LEVEL 3 STUDENT

• Digital Marketing Level 3 • IT Infrastructure Technician Level 3 • IT Telecoms Prof Level 3

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

FF1CICT2L0 | ONE YEAR

FF3PICT1L0 | ONE YEAR

BTEC LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA

BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will develop the skills, attributes and behaviour needed to progress to further study and employment. You will learn through classroom theory as well as putting these into practice through technical sessions.

You will be assessed by your tutors by demonstrating the skills developed in the practical sessions.

If you want a future career in IT or computing then this course is an excellent starting point. It covers a wide range of topics for students who have a specific career pathway that they wish to follow, as well as providing for those who are not sure which specialism they wish to pursue.

You will be assessed through assignments and practical tasks.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of four GSCEs at grade 2 or above.

You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The course itself is made up of four mandatory core units and six sector specific units covering:

You will study two mandatory units:

• ICT

• Communication and Employability skills for IT

• Multimedia

• Computer systems

It will also include English and Maths to GCSE level and tutorials.

These are combined with a further seven optional units.

INFORMATION AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2

COMPUTING

FF2BICT2L0 | ONE YEAR

ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will learn a range of skills in Information Technology to prepare you for a career in the industry using the extensive facilities at the college.

You will complete two online tests for the Online World and Technology Systems units and assignment work for all other units.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will cover a number of modules including:

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and Maths.

• The Online World Technology Systems and Digital Portfolios

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Creating Digital Animation • Creating Digital Graphics • Creating Digital Audio/Video • Database Development • Computer Networks • Install and Maintain Personal Computers and Hardware

CODE TBC | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This one year course will provide you with the qualification you need to gain entry to university. You will develop a strong understanding of all areas of computing.

You will be continually assessed throughout the course including assignments, case studies, preparing reports and engaging in role plays.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.

You will cover a range of topics including:

You will need to have English and Maths at grade 4/C or above or Functional Skills at Level 2. You may be asked to complete an initial diagnostic assessment. It may be possible to complete a maths course alongside the Access course, following assessment. Very good IT skills are also required to complete and submit work.

• Computer Hardware • Networking • CyberSecurity • Games Development • Software • Programming • Web Design/Development • Databases • Systems Analysis • Research Skills

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HIGHER EDUCATION

COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT HND

DF5VICT2L1 | TWO YEARS COURSE OVERVIEW This course will allow you to enter the work place or progress to university to complete a top-up degree in computer science, software development, systems development or related subject area.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover a range of modules including: • Project Design • Implementation and Evaluation • Data Analysis and Design • Web Applications Development • Distributed Software Applications • Programming in Java Programming in .NET • Local Area Networking Technologies • Wide Area Networking Technologies

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? Each unit is assessed using a range of methods including presentations, assignments, practical tasks and examinations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of the Computing and Systems Development HNC Level 4 or an equivalent Level 4 qualification.

THE TEACHERS ARE VERY EASY TO TALK TO AND REALLY KNOW THEIR SUBJECT.

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MY LANGLEY STORY “ I’ve always loved computers and IT and am fascinated to see how technology moves on in the world so the OCR Level 3 Technical Computing course is ideal for me. I like the openness of the Langley campus. It has great facilities, friendly staff and teachers. ” ANTHONY WILSON IT APPRENTICE


YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Quantity Surveyor • Site Foreman • Contracts Manager • Specialist Tradesperson • Builders Merchant • Building Control Officer

INDUSTRY FACTS • There are 2.9 million jobs in the Construction Industry which is 10% of all jobs (in over 280,000 businesses).

N O I T C U CONSTR

• The construction output value of Great Britain was worth nearly £164 billion in 2017. • The average starting salary in construction is £22,000 per year.

The construction industry continues to grow at a rapid rate and offers a vast range of job opportunities for those with the right skills. From new housing developments to major commercial projects like the Shard, construction plays a key role in reshaping our communities and lives. We offer a range of full-time courses and apprenticeships in the construction trades for those just starting out in their careers.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

Working on the College’s own bungalow

• Highly experienced tutors with direct industry knowledge ensuring you learn industry standard skills and techniques. • Wide range of courses across all disciplines. • State-of-the-art workshops will give you the perfect place to develop your skills and learn the latest techniques. • New STEM project and research centre which features specialist labs and workshops for bricklaying, welding, carpentry, plastering, painting and decorating, electrical and plumbing. • Our own ‘bungalow’ allowing you to learn in a real site environment with mixed trades working together.

• Brickwork/Bricklaying Level 2 and 3 • Construction Operations Level 2 • Fitted Interiors Level 2 • Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 and 3 • Construction Contracting Operations Level 3 • Construction Management Level 4

• Learning is through a mixture of work placements, practical exercises, classroom learning and inspiring guest speakers.

• Domestic Heating Level 2 and 3

• Strong industry links providing the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at national and global construction companies, as well as with respected local businesses.

• Painting & Decorating Level 2 and 3

• Multi Trade/Maintenance Operations Level 2

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE With construction trade skills hugely in demand, opportunities for development and employment across the economy are vast. Our impressive Construction department delivers a trips and visits programme which has been designed to give you valuable work experience with respected local businesses, national and even global construction companies such as Morgan Sindall.

“ Working in the film industry for Construct Scenery I’ve worked on a number of sets for many leading films including Paddington 2, Johnny English 3 and Yardie. I have another year to go but hope to progress to a higher level to continue my carpentry career within the film industry and other sectors too. ” CHARLES ENGLISH CARPENTRY APPRENTICE

Students have had exciting work experience opportunities at Pinewood studios working on film sets including Star Wars!

• Plastering Level 2 • Sustainable Built Environment Level 5

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BRICKLAYING

BRICKLAYING

FF1CWET3L0 | ONE YEAR

FF3CWET6L0 | ONE YEAR

DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This one year foundation course will give you good grounding in trowel skills. If you successfully complete this course you can progress onto the Level 2 which will prepare you to work in the industry.

The Diploma requires the completion of practical and theory tasks, unit end tests followed by online exam and practical phase test.

This one year advanced course will give you good knowledge of complex brickwork tasks and an insight into supervisory situations.

The course has ongoing practical assessment throughout the year alongside a phase test and an online exam at the end.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will need a minimum of Level 1 numeracy and literacy or GCSE at grade 3 or above in Maths and English. You must have a good level of physical fitness due to the nature of the course.

• Health, safety and welfare

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will learn all the basics of brickwork including: • Health and safety

• Analysing technical information, quantities and communication

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of Level 2 Brickwork qualification and all Functional Skills at Level 2. Good references and satisfactory attendance records.

• Analysing the construction industry and built environment

• Technical information

• How to repair and maintain masonry structures

• Quantities

• How to construct chimneys and fireplace structures

• Communication with others

• How to construct decorative feature

• Block, brick and cavity walling

• Supervisory site practice

BRICKLAYING DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

CARPENTRY

FF2CWETAL0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW This course will allow you to develop the skills to become a skilled bricklayer with a strong understanding of the trade. As well as trade-specific skills such as solid walling, cavity walling and masonry cladding, you’ll learn how to communicate vital information about building projects which is a day to day requirement on site.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

• How to construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers • How to construct cavity walling forming masonry structures • Construct masonry

DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

FF1ADRY1L0 | ONE YEAR

The course will be assessed by the completion of practical and theory tasks, unit end tests followed by online exam and practical phase test.

The course is made up a number of units including: • Health, safety and welfare • Understanding information, quantities and communication • Understanding construction technology • How to set out masonry structures

FITTED INTERIORS (BATHROOM AND KITCHEN)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of the Bricklaying Diploma Level 1 along with satisfactory attendance and a good reference from your course tutor.

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This Level 1 Fitted Interiors course is aimed at those who would like to be able to fit kitchens and bathrooms and covers areas of work from building methods and construction, installing fitted kitchens, basic plumbing and preparing and fitting cloakrooms.

Each unit studied will be assessed by practical performance observations. There are no exams.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS No formal qualifications are needed, but all applicants will be required to undertake a diagnostic assessment and interview.

The course covers a number of units including: • Developing site carpentry skills • Developing bench joinery skills • Developing cabinet making skills • Developing pipework skills • Developing tiling skills

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FITTED INTERIORS (BATHROOM AND KITCHEN) DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

CARPENTRY AND JOINERY DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

FF2CDRYCL0 | ONE YEAR

FF2CDRYDL0 | ONE YEAR

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED The course requires the completion of practical and theory tasks, unit end tests followed by online exam and practical phase test.

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course will provide you the knowledge, understanding and skill to become a qualified kitchen and bathroom fitter. Subject to the correct entry criteria, you could also progress to a heating and ventilation qualification.

This course has practical and theory training, unit end tests, practical assessment and an online exam at the end.

This one year course will increase your site skills in carpentry. If you are successful in this course you can progress onto the Diploma Level 3 or enter the carpentry profession at an intermediate level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WHAT I WILL LEARN?

You will need Level 1 literacy and numeracy or GCSE grade 3 or above in Maths and English. Candidates must have a good level of fitness due to the nature of the course.

This one year course will give you good skills in carrying out site carpentry tasks and covers a wide range of units including:

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The course covers a range of units including:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of the Level 1 Diploma along with a good reference from your course tutor and good attendance records.

• Health, safety and welfare in construction

• Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries

• Principles of building, construction, information and communication

• Understanding information, quantities and communication with others

• Flooring and roofing • Frames, partitions and stairs

• Understanding construction technology

• Operating carpentry machinery

• How to install fitted furniture

• Safe use of power tools

• How to install basic plumbing

CARPENTRY AND JOINERY DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

BENCH JOINERY

FF3CDRY7L0 | ONE YEAR

DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? The course has ongoing practical assessment, a phase test and online exam at the end of each unit.

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This one year advanced course will give you good knowledge of complex site carpentry tasks and an insight into supervisory situations. At the end of it you might start a career in carpentry at an advanced level or enter site management.

This is a workshop and study based course which will teach you intermediate level joinery techniques allowing you to produce a range of wooden products such as windows, doors, fitted cupboards etc. which are produced in a workshop.

The course consists of eight units assessed by practical demonstration and theory exams.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

FF2CDRYEL0 | ONE YEAR

WHAT I WILL LEARN? You will cover a range of modules including: • Health, safety and welfare

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of Diplomas 1 and 2, Functional Skills at Level 2 with good references and satisfactory attendance records.

• Complex site carpentry tasks • Insight into supervisory situations

You will need to have good prior knowledge of wood occupations. This can be demonstrated by having at least five years’ experience on site or a recognised qualification in site carpentry.

• Understanding information, quantities and communication • Construction technology • Use of carpentry and power tools • Using cutting and shaping machinery • Marking out details for joinery products • Manufacturing joinery products

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CONSTRUCTION

CONSTRUCTION

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

CONSTRUCTION

FF3CCON3L1 | TWO YEARS

BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1 FF1CCON1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course will cover a range of foundation level skills in the construction industry and can lead to employment in the construction industry or a further qualification.

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence built up in both practical workshop sessions and theory lessons.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will be introduced to a broad range of trades including painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, electrical, plastering, plumbing and brickwork. You will also work on your Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT to improve your skills, ready for the next level of study or work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Ideally you should have some GCSEs at grade 2 or above, but other qualifications may be considered. You will need to be enthusiastic and have some knowledge of the construction industry. You will also attend an interview and assessment.

COURSE OVERVIEW

• Building technology

This a full-time course designed for those wishing to build on their existing construction knowledge, either to enter the industry at a higher level or to progress to a higher education programme. You could join our Foundation Degree or, if the Diploma has been obtained with Merits or Distinction, then you could progress to university on a full degree course.

• Environmental science

WHAT WILL I LEARN? There are 18 units to cover, these include: • Health, safety and welfare • Sustainable construction • Construction technology and design • Science and materials • Surveying processes

• Building surveying

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed through written assignments, practical scenarios and project work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above. The subjects should include: Maths, Science, English and one other. A good pass in a BTEC First Certificate/Diploma or GNVQ Intermediate in the Built Environment and NVQ3 are also acceptable entry qualifications. Mature applicants and applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

• Project management • Mathematics

CONSTRUCTION

• Measuring, tendering and estimating

BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2 FF2CCON6L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This Level 2 qualification provides opportunities for you to gain a nationally recognised qualification to enter employment in the construction sector or move to a more advanced level of study.

You will be assessed through direct observation and externally set theory exams.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? This course will have both theory and practical units. It has a strong theory based element as it is designed for those to want to progress to higher level roles in the industry, and plan to progress to Level 3.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths.

PLASTERING

PLASTERING DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

FF1CWET4L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This one year foundation course will give you a good grounding in plastering skills. If you are successful in this course you can progress to the Level 2 Diploma. Alternatively, you could secure a job as a plasterer on site and gain an NVQ Level 2 through an apprenticeship.

The Diploma requires the completion of practical and theory tasks, unit end tests followed by an online exam and practical phase test.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The main modules include:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Level 1 Numeracy and Literacy or GCSE grade 3 or above in GCSE Maths and English. You must have a good level of physical fitness due to the nature of the course.

• Health and safety • Types of plastering materials, application techniques and different backgrounds • Render/board and skim application • Understand working drawings

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PLASTERING

MY LANGLEY STORY

DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

“ The facilities at Langley are great, particularly the Electrical department and the Sports department and the staff are all very warm and welcoming. Once I’ve finished my course I’m going to progress to an apprenticeship so I can continue with my study while I’m also working. ”

FF2CWETBL0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This Level 2 course will teach you plastering skills ready for use on site. This can lead to a career in construction as a plasterer and subject to suitable employment you could gain an NVQ in plastering. Alternatively, you could progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Plastering.

You will be assessed by practical assignments in the workshop, theory in the classroom and online exams at the end of each unit.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? There are core units covering:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above and successful completion of the Diploma Level 1 as this gives you the skills to complete Level 2.

• Health and safety

BRANDON COOK ELECTRICAL LEVEL 2 STUDENT

• Applying various types of plaster to different surfaces • Applying floor screeds • Efficient work practices

PLASTERING

ELECTRICAL

DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

FF3CWET7L0 | ONE YEAR

DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This one year advanced course will give you good knowledge of complex plastering tasks and an insight into supervisory situations. This can lead to a Foundation Degree in construction or subject to suitable employment you could gain an NVQ in plastering.

The Diploma requires the completion of practical and theory tasks, unit end tests followed by an online exam and a practical phase test.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to have completed Level 1 & 2 Diplomas and all Functional Skills at Level 2. You will also need good references and satisfactory attendance records.

• Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others

FF1CELE1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This courses is designed to cover the full range of topics and tasks as laid down by the City and Guilds in response to industry requirements. It can lead to a Level 2 Diploma in Electrical or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electro-technical.

You will be assessed through direct observation and externally set theory exams.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The course covers the following areas:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you must demonstrate a commitment to the industry and the willingness to improve and learn.

• Structure of the construction industry

• Analysing the construction industry and built environment

• Fundamental safe working practices

• Applying plaster materials to produce complex internal surfaces

• Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings

• Applying render to produce complex external surfaces

• Site preparation or working in the construction industry

• Prepare and run in-situ moulds

• Electrical installation wiring and terminations • Fabrication techniques for electrical installations • Electrical science and technology

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

PAINTING AND DECORATING

FF2CELE2L0 | ONE YEAR

DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course covers various areas in electro technical technology. It can lead to further study or NVQ Diploma Level 2 if you gain employment as an apprentice.

You will be assessed by a series of online multiple-choice tests and workshop practical assignments.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover the following elements: • Principles of electrical science • Electrical installations technology

PAINTING AND DECORATING

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a good standard of numeracy and literacy, and preferably GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths. Science would be an advantage but is not essential. An interest in working in the electrical installation trade is important and will need to be demonstrated at interview.

• Health and safety within the building services industry

FF1CPAI1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This one year foundation course will give you a good grounding in painting and decorating skills. Following successful completion of Diploma Level 1 and a reference from your course tutor, you can progress to the Diploma Level 2. If you can secure a job as a painter, you could gain an NVQ Level 2.

You will be required to complete practical and theory tasks, unit end tests followed by an online exam and practical phase test.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? Topics covered include: • Basic Preparation

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal entry qualifications although you will be required to take a college assessment and interview. You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm for painting and decorating at interview. You must also have a good level of physical fitness due to the nature of the course.

• Water and Oil Based Painting by Brush and Roller • Basic Paper Hanging

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

• Basic Decorative Techniques (Broken Colour Work, Graining, Marbling and Stencilling)

DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

FF3CELE8L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course covers various areas in electro-technical technology and can lead to further study or employment as an apprentice.

You will be assessed by a series of online multiple-choice tests and workshop practical assignments.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will cover a number of elements including:

You will need a good standard of numeracy and literacy, a grade 4 or above at GCSE would be preferred. Science would be an advantage but is not essential. An interest in working in the electrical installation trade is important and will need to be demonstrated at interview.

• Principals of electrical science • Electrical installations technology • Health and safety within the building services industry

PAINTING AND DECORATING DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

FF2CPAI5L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This one year course will provide you with all round painting and decorating skills which could lead to a career in painting and decorating at an intermediate level. If you successfully complete this course you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma.

You will be required to complete practical and theory tasks, unit end tests followed by an online exam and a practical phase test.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover a number of areas including:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to have successfully completed the Level 1 Diploma, have had satisfactory attendance and a good reference from your course tutor.

• Advanced Preparation Techniques • Water and Oil Based Painting by Brush and Roller • Advanced Paper Hanging • HVLP Spraying and Decorative Techniques (Broken Colour Work, Graining, Marbling, Murals and Advanced Stencilling)

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PLUMBING

PLUMBING

DIPLOMA LEVEL 1 FF1BGHP1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This qualification focuses on fundamental plumbing practical skills and knowledge. Successful completion of the course will give you an understanding of the core skills and knowledge required by a plumber working within the industry. You could move on to the Level 2 Diploma or NVQ if employed in the industry.

You are continually assessed through practical assignments and course work.

WHAT WILL I LEARN

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the subject and be committed to good attendance, time keeping and a desire to learn.

You will study a wide range of skills including: • Measuring • Cutting • Bending and jointing of pipework including copper, plastic and steel

PLUMBING PAINTING AND DECORATING DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

FF3CPAI3L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This one year course will teach you the complex painting and decorating skills ready for use on site, and an insight into supervisory situations. This course could lead to employment in the construction industry at an advanced level including the possibility of a supervisory role, or further study towards to a degree in construction.

You will be assessed through practical units, phase tests and online exams for each unit.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover a wide range of topics including:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 4 or above in Maths and English and successful completion of the Diploma Level 2 as this gives you the skills required to achieve the Level 3.

DIPLOMA LEVEL 2 FF2CGHP6L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There is great local demand for skilled plumbers and the work varies from becoming a domestic plumber to working for a local authority or large construction company. If you are looking for a career change or to improve your prospects our Level 2 Plumbing Diploma (accredited by EAL) can provide you with the essential knowledge you need to start your career as a plumber.

You are continually assessed through practical assignments and internal exams.

You will study a wide range of skills to enable you to be effective in the industry. These include: • Measuring • Cutting • Bending and jointing of pipe work

• High Quality Water and Oil Based Painting by Brush and Roller

• How to use materials such as copper, plastics and mild steel

• Gilding • Coving and Artexing

You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths, English and Science.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

• Advanced Preparation Techniques • Advanced Wall Coverings

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This will result in the skills to be able to install plumbing and heating appliances ranging from baths, sinks, toilets, radiators, circulating pumps and controls.

• Airless Spray Painting and Decorative Techniques (Broken Colour Work, Graining, Marbling, Murals and Advanced Stencilling)

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PLUMBING

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

CONSTRUCTION/ENGINEERING

FF3CGHP3L0 | ONE YEAR

ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course is aimed at learners who have completed their Level 2 Plumbing Diploma and want to progress to the next level. Our Plumbing Level 3 Diploma is accredited by BPEC and is recognised within the industry so you can enter straight into employment, become self-employed, move on to an apprenticeship or progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation.

You are continually assessed through practical assignments and online internal exams.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to have successfully completed the Plumbing Diploma Level 2 and also have three GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths, English and Science.

COURSE OVERVIEW?

The study skills units will cover topics such as:

The Access to Construction and Engineering programme is a one year intensive course for mature learners aged 19+. It is designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to study at degree level on a range of courses including Construction Technology, Site Management and Civil Engineering.

• Academic Writing • Research Skills • Algebra

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will study a wide range of skills sought after within the industry including:

The Diploma consists of mandatory and optional units, all of which have a credit value and a total of 60 credits are required to achieve the Diploma. The units cover a wide range of topics, both subject specific and more generic study skills.

• Installation of gravity fed systems • Unvented systems and bathroom suites

The subject specific units include:

Throughout this course you will be working with various types of materials and pipework to expand your knowledge within the plumbing sector.

• Construction Technology • Sustainability and Materials Engineering

GAS UTILISATION: CORE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

You will be assessed throughout the course via a combination of presentations, written assignments, exams and reports.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You are expected to be working at Level 2, which is equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 or above. All applicants will be asked to undertake an initial assessment to demonstrate your competence in English and Maths, as the maths content of the course is significant.

HIGHER EDUCATION

CONSTRUCTION HND

DP5VCON1L1 | TWO YEARS

FF3CGHP4L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course is the perfect stepping stone to becoming a qualified gas engineer. All gas engineers need to become ACS CCN-1 qualified to become Gas Safe Registered and legally work on gas installations in the UK. On completion, your skills and knowledge obtained on this course in conjunction with site experience working alongside a Gas Fitter will gain you entry level into the industry.

You will be continually assessed through practical assignments and internal exams relevant to the gas industry. There will be course assignments to be completed throughout the course year.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

FF3JCON1L0 | ONE YEAR

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of three GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including Maths, English and Science or the equivalent Level 2 in the above and a positive self-motivated work ethic.

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course is designed for those who are already in fulltime employment within the construction industry and who want to further their career and gain an industry recognised qualification. It is delivered in partnership with employers to mix academic study and workplace learning and will equip you with the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills to improve your performance and productivity both in technical and managerial work. You can progress from this course to study a full degree leading towards membership of professional institutions.

You will be assessed using a range of methods including presentations, assignments and practical tasks.

This course consists of various core and optional units, which include:

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

• Understanding legislation and regulation

You will cover a range of units including:

• Measurements and volumes of pipe work

• Law and Contract

• How to use various materials such as copper, plastics and mild steel

• Applied Mathematics

This will result in the skills to be able to install and repair gas appliances ranging from cooker, gas fires and boilers.

• Environmental Impact of Construction

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need GCSE English and Maths at Level 4 or above or equivalent qualifications. Applicants over 21 without the above qualifications are also encouraged to apply. All applicants will be required to attend an interview with a member of the course team and to complete an assessment.

• Science and Materials

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Engineering operative • CNC milling fabricator • Electrical engineer • Security alarm engineer • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design • Manufacture or machine servicing • Foundry moulder/core maker

WE HAVE STRONG LINKS WITH INDUSTRY GIANTS LIKE BABCOCK AND BAA

• Sheet metal worker

N I R E E N I ENG

Y G O L O G TECHN

• Toolmaker/machine setter

Whether you want to continue in education and gain additional qualifications, or move directly into the workplace and put your skills into practice, our engineering courses can get you where you want to go. You’ll be introduced to all aspects of engineering including design, hydraulics, welding, product design and electronics. You’ll be trained on all the latest technology used in the workplace, including our CNC milling and turning machines, laser cutter-centre and 3D printers.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES • Light airy workshops designed to give you lots of space to learn your trade, while you practise your skills on the latest tools used in industry. • Latest technology and machinery.

Inspired by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

• Inspirational tutors with first-hand experience within the sector. • Strong links with respected industry giants like Babcock and BAA so you will develop practical knowledge and skills required in the workplace. • Courses are accredited by the main industry bodies.

INDUSTRY FACTS • Between 2015 and 2016 the number of engineering enterprises in the UK grew by 5.6%, and the employment rate grew by 5.1%.

• Aerospace Level 4 • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Extended) Level 3 • Electrotechnical Level 3 • Engineering & Maintenance Level 3 • Engineering Technical Support Level 3

• The average graduate salary in engineering is £25,000.

• Fabrication & Welding Level 3

• Recent high profile projects have created a raft of opportunities for skilled engineers, from landmark rail projects like Crossrail and High Speed Two (HS2), to the transformational Thames Tideway scheme.

• Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Level 3 and 4

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• Performing Engineering Operations Level 2

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE The UK is home to some of the biggest engineering companies in the world and with our central location on the M4 corridor we are at the heart of this high-tech sector. Our strong links with respected international industry giants like Babcock and BAA mean you’ll have the opportunity to experience engineering in context and hear from industry experts to discover first-hand what a future career in this dynamic and varied industry would be like.

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

ENGINEERING DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

FF1CMEC1L0 | ONE YEAR

FF2CMEC5L0 | ONE YEAR

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed using a portfolio of evidence collected throughout the course.

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This qualification covers a broad range of subjects and will lead to employment in the industry or further study at Level 3.

You will be assessed through practical tests and paper-based exams, followed by an online test to complete the course.

The Level 1 course offers a vocational route into the exciting world of engineering technology. After taking the Level 1 qualification, you could move on to a Level 2 Engineering or related course.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course covers a wide range of subjects including:

You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths, English and Science.

You will cover a range of engineering topics including:

• Engineering fundamentals

• Assembling electronic circuit

• Electrical engineering

• Joining materials using welding technology

• Health and safety

• Mechanical servicing

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need GCSE English and Maths at grade 2 or above. GCSE Science grade 2 or above is preferred, but not essential. You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for engineering at your interview.

• Organisational efficiency and improvement • Electrical panel wiring • Electrical power • Electrical testing

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 COURSE OVERVIEW

Examples of specialist units:

This course is for anyone working for an engineering company who would like to acquire an industry standard qualification in recognition of their status, or those who would like to progress within the industry. Mature students (Electricians or Electronic/ Computer Servicing Engineers) with a good craft qualification can use this qualification to progress to HNC and HND courses by improving their mathematics and electrical/electronic principles.

• Electrical Installation • Engineering Design • Engineering Project • Electrical Technology

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed by a series of set assignments, practicals and projects.

Mandatory units are: • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace • Communications for Engineering Technicians • Engineering Project • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians • Electrical and Electronic Principles

DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

FF2CMEC4L0 | ONE YEAR

FF3CELE7L1 | TWO YEARS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENGINEERING

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

The aim of this valuable course is to develop your basic skills and knowledge to allow you to progress into a career in the engineering industry or to a higher level course.

Your assessments will be a mixture of practical assignments and written and online testing.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The programme comprises modules involving practical work and essential knowledge related to engineering. There are workshop based activities supported by classroom study and assessment will depend on the study stream you are matched to and gaining unit merits along the programme to achieve the various learning aims.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths, English and Science.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need GCSEs Maths at grade 4 or above and English at grade 3 or above. GCSE Science at grade 3 or above is preferred, but not essential. Alternatively, a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, with minimum grade 4 in Maths. You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for engineering at your interview.

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

CONSTRUCTION/ENGINEERING ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3 FF3JCON1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

Study skills units would cover topics such as:

The is a one year intensive course for mature learners aged 19+. The Access programme is designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to study at degree level on a range of courses including Construction Technology, Site Management and Civil Engineering. On successful completion of this Access course, you will be able to progress to a degree programme or equivalent in a range of Construction or Engineering related subjects including Civil Engineering and Site Management.

• Academic Writing

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The units cover a wide range of topics, both subject specific and more generic study skills. The subject specific units may include: • Construction Technology • Sustainability and Materials Engineering

• Research Skills • Algebra

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed throughout the course through a combination of presentations, written assignments, exams and reports.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You are expected to be working at Level 2, which is equivalent to a GCSE at grade 4 or above. You will be asked to undertake an initial assessment to demonstrate your competence in English and Maths. The maths content of the course is significant.

ENGINEERING DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

HIGHER EDUCATION

FF3NMEC6L1 | TWO YEARS COURSE OVERVIEW

• Control systems

This course will improve your practical skills and you will be introduced to underpinning knowledge, industrial studies, machine tool systems, materials and other modules vital to mechanical/production engineering. Trainees and apprentices in their first year explore more advanced techniques and procedures.

• Advanced machining

WHAT WILL I LEARN? This course builds on existing knowledge and further develops the practical skills, techniques and associated studies of trainee engineers and other personnel in mechanical/ production engineering. The programme includes: • Communications • Work study • Production

• Advanced technology • Dies and moulds

GENERAL ENGINEERING HND

DF5VMEC1L1 | TWO YEARS

• Press tools • Jigs and fixtures

COURSE OVERVIEW

Year 2 core units:

• Gauge manufacture

Through the HND you will gain the skills, knowledge and experience to progress directly into employment and have the necessary transferable skills for the engineering industries.

• Analytic Methods (continued)

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will cover the following topics:

You will need GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above and English at grade 3 or above. GCSE Science at grade 3 or above is preferred, but not essential. Alternatively, a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, with minimum grade 4 in Maths. You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for engineering at your interview.

• Electrical Engineering: This discipline will equip students to work within the fields of electrical and electronic engineering where electrical or electronic systems are in use.

You will be assessed through assignments, projects, practical exercises and examinations.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed by theoretical and practical assignments.

• Planning and control

• Manufacturing Engineering: This discipline will prepare students to work in computer aided design and/or the manufacturing environment.

Year 1 core units: • Analytic Methods

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• Engineering Science • Project Design

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to have successfully completed a Level 3 Certificate in Engineering or two appropriate A Levels. You will also need GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above. All suitable applicants will be required to have a formal interview and complete diagnostic assessments to ensure that you are working at the appropriate level to progress onto a Level 5 qualification.

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EVOLVE All learners within EVOLVE can complete a LASER Award, Certificate or Diploma qualification. The curriculum offered is individualised to meet their needs as outlined within their Educational Health Care Plan.

EVOLVE I LEARNING, EMPLOYABILITY & PROGRESSION [ENTRY 3]

N O I T A D N FO U

G N I N R LEA

EVOLVE II PREPARING TO GET A JOB [ENTRY 2] EVOLVE III PERSONAL PROGRESSION [P5-E1] Within the Evolve programme you will cover a balanced programme focussing on the following areas:

Our Foundation Learning provides courses up to and including Entry Level and Level 1. Whether you didn’t quite get the grades you were hoping for, have no formal qualifications or have been out of education for a while, our foundation courses will help you improve your skills, gain a qualification and progress to further study or employment.

• Personal Social Development • English and Maths • Information Technology • Business Enterprise • Supported Work Experience.

A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS • We offer personalised programmes for those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities that can put you on a journey towards a qualification, further study, employment/supported employment and/or independent living. • Our friendly advisors are highly trained to help guide you according to your ambitions, expectations and interests. • You will be taught by friendly, talented tutors who will help and support you through your courses to help you achieve your goals. • You can get hands-on, learning new skills such as motor vehicle, childcare, beauty therapy, construction, ICT or customer service. • We offer multiple starting points for courses throughout the year.

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LEARNERS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND/ OR DISABILITIES The College has earned an excellent reputation for its courses for Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LLDD). Our experienced tutors are highly trained and specialise in helping people with many different types of difficulties and/or disabilities to ensure you make the most of your time with us. You will improve your independence and confidence, and develop your skills for employment such as good communications and responsibility and where possible undertake some work experience. In addition, we offer fantastic enterprise schemes to help you learn new skills, build confidence and work as a team.


YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Stylist • Hair stylist • Beauty therapist • Makeup artist • Masseur/masseuse • Salon manager • Spa manager • Opportunities to travel and work on cruise ships and travel resorts

INDUSTRY FACTS

D N A G N I S S E R D HAIR Y P A R E H T Y T U A BE

• The average salary for a beauty therapist is £15,000 and around £20,000 for a salon manager. • Over half of hair and beauty businesses planned to hire at least one apprentice in 2017, which equates to 31,188 apprentice positions. • The male grooming industry is on the rise. Men now make up one in five of all hair and beauty customers and 63% of salons saw an increase in men coming through their doors in 2016.

The hairdressing and beauty therapy industry is fun, fast-paced and fabulous, with no shortage of career options.

MY LANGLEY STORY

High streets are bursting with salons catering to all tastes, and no high-quality hotel, resort or cruise ship is complete without a professional hair and beauty salon. From hairdressing to shellac nail art, we offer a range of courses, including apprenticeships.

“ Initially I was attracted to the number of therapies the Level 2 Beauty course would teach me, plus the facilities are fantastic and all the teachers are excellent! Once I’ve completed this year, I plan to progress to the Level 3 course, following which I intend to work as a qualified beauty therapist, hopefully abroad. ”

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES • Brand new, state-of-the-art hair and beauty department accredited by haircare giant Wella.

Hair and Beauty Fashion Show

• Highly trained tutors with years of experience of the skills, techniques and treatments used by top stylists and therapists.

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

• Professionally equipped facilities include salons, cutting stations, treatment rooms and industry-standard equipment. • Emphasis on giving you as much practical experience as possible, in a real work environment. Our modern salon acts as a working business to allow students to train on real customers. • Innovative partnerships with businesses such as the Francesco Group, one of the largest hairdressing companies in the UK and strong links with local salons, will help you gain valuable work experience.

• Beauty Level 2 and 3 • Hairdressing Level 2 and 3

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Alongside honing your skills on real clients in our industryequivalent facilities we have lots of specialist workshops, trade exhibitions, expert speakers and industry visits to open your eyes to the huge potential a career in the business can offer you. We like to be creative with our out-of-the-classroom activities and last year students showcased their avant-garde hair creations in the annual catwalk show, and beautified residents of a Windsor care home for the Royal Wedding.

GLORIA JARZEB BEAUTY THERAPY STUDENT

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INTRODUCTION TO HAIRDRESSING AND BEAUTY THERAPY CITY AND GUILDS LEVEL 1 FF1CHAB1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This is a City & Guilds accredited course and is well respected within the sector. On successful completion of this course you can progress to a career or apprenticeship in hairdressing or beauty therapy, or further study.

You will be assessed by practical demonstration and assignments working on male and female ‘paying’ clients. The practical skill is supported by written assessments conducted under examination conditions and oral questioning also takes place to ensure that the essential knowledge has been gained.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Presenting a professional image in a salon

Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English Language.

• Skincare • Shampoo and conditioning • Plaiting and twisting hair • Basic manicure and pedicure • The art of dressing hair • Health and safety • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT will form part of the full-time programme

HAIRDRESSING

HAIRDRESSING

CITY & GUILDS DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

BARBERING

FF2CHAB6LO | ONE YEAR

VTCT DIPLOMA LEVEL 2 FF2CHABAL0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will gain the skills you need to be qualified as a junior men’s hairdresser/barber. You will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to consult and advise with male clients on hair and facial hair grooming.

You will be assessed through observed work on clients, audio visual media, written work and online tests, assignments and case studies.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover a wide range of units including: • Health and safety • Client consultation • Shampoo and conditioning hair • Working in the hair industry • Basic cutting hair

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 1 and will also need to be well presented, practical and well organised and willing to dedicate a minimum of 3–4 days per week to the course.

COURSE OVERVIEW

• Plaiting and twisting

This course covers all aspects of basic hairdressing and can help launch your career in this expanding industry. If you have artistic flair, a caring personality, enthusiasm and are willing to work hard, you can pursue a challenging and worthwhile career in this industry.

• The art of dressing hair

WHAT WILL I LEARN? There are 11 mandatory units:

• Salon reception duties • Maths and English will be included in your programme • Work experience in a salon of your choice

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? Your practical skills are assessed in a commercial salon. You will be assessed on your knowledge and theory using online exams.

• Health and safety • Client consultation for hair services

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Promote products and services to client in a salon

You should be 16 or over and there is no upper age limit. Evidence of good education supported by school/college reports or successful completion of NVQ 1 Hair with a positive reference. You will need three GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths.

• Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp • Cut women’s hair • Colour and lighten hair • Cutting and styling men’s hair

• Cutting facial hair • Styling men’s hair

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HAIRDRESSING

BEAUTY THERAPY

FF3CHAB3LO | ONE YEAR

FF3CHAB4L0 | ONE YEAR

CITY & GUILDS DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

CITY & GUILDS DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

• Colour hair

COURSE OVERVIEW

You will also cover:

This course is designed for students who have passed Level 2 and for hairdressers in the industry that have a basic working knowledge of hairdressing. Once completed the you will be able to perform more technical services with skilled techniques and have the knowledge to tackle problems.

• Design skills

This course aims to provide training in a variety of advanced holistic skills which will enhance your opportunities for employment within the beauty industry. Upon completion, you will be qualified to join the industry as a beauty therapist if you have completed both Levels 2 and 3 and you can seek employment in a variety of situations, e.g. health and leisure centres, hotels, cruise liners, airlines and beauty clinics.

• Health and safety

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The course consists of theory and practical work. You will need to complete eight units covering all aspects of advanced cutting, styling and colouring, including some aspects of colour correction. You will have the opportunity to produce and take part in a catwalk show and competitions. The units include:

• Perm hair • Colour Correction

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will work on real clients in the commercial salons. Your theory will be assessed with online tests throughout the course. There will be some home study as well. You will develop customer service and practical skills in the commercial salons at the college.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a Level 2 in Hairdressing and you will be interviewed and must demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment to the course. This can be supported by reports and references from your previous tutor.

• Health and safety • Consultation

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The beauty skill areas covered include:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to have successfully completed a Level 2 beauty therapy qualification. You will be interviewed and must demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment to the course, supported by school reports and references.

• Providing body electrical treatment • Working with colleagues • Health and safety • Client care and communication • Promoting and selling products • Hot stone therapy • Providing facial electrical treatments

CITY & GUILDS DIPLOMA LEVEL 2 FF2CHAB7LO | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

There are also additional training courses including:

This course provides training in a variety of beauty skills. On successful completion of this course you will have gained a range of beauty skills relevant for employment in the sector. However, there are wider opportunities if you progress to and achieve Level 3, subject to interview and references.

• Dermalogical training

WHAT WILL I LEARN? There are 12 mandatory beauty skills units covered on this course including: • Manicures, pedicures and facials • Lash and brow treatments • Waxing services • Basic make-up • Reception duties

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• Health and safety • Image, client care and promoting products and services • Working in the beauty industry

• Urban decay • Fake bake spray tanning Maths and English also form part of your study programme.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will learn through practical and theory delivery. When you are competent and confident you will be able to carry out treatments on clients in a simulated commercial environment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need three GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at Level 3 or above. You will also be interviewed and must demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment to the course, supported by school reports and references. Where appropriate, ESOL Level 2 is required and a competent level of English, literacy and numeracy skills.

All subjects will be integrated and delivered through practical and theoretical teaching. Assessment of practical, oral and written work will take place throughout the course. You will have opportunities to carry out treatments in the commercial salons.

• Providing Indian head massage treatments

• Style and dress hair

BEAUTY THERAPY

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

• Providing body massage treatments

• Cut women’s hair

BEAUTY THERAPY

• Contributing to the planning and implementation of promotional activities


YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Nursery nurse • Midwife • Carer for the elderly • Youth worker • Physiotherapist • Teaching assistant • Ambulance service team

INDUSTRY FACTS • The largest employer in the UK healthcare sector is the NHS, which employs more than 1.5 million people, placing it in the top five largest workforces in the world.

, E R A C D N A N H O T I L T A C HEA U D E D N A E R A C D L I CH

• Across the UK, there are approximately 3.1 million healthcare and social assistance employees, representing 11% of national employment. • The average salary for a Healthcare Administrator is £18,000.

MY LANGLEY STORY

Nothing beats the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made a difference to someone’s life. That’s why careers in healthcare or childcare are among the most rewarding there are. The NHS alone employs over 1.5 million people making it the single biggest employer in the UK, but a rapidly growing number of private sector health and childcare providers, not to mention charities, also rely on employees with recognised, up-to-date qualifications to enable them to deliver their services. Graduating Access Students

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES • Dedicated study areas and brand new specialist learning facilities, which include a simulated hospital environment and children’s play area. • Tutors who are all recognised experts in their field, so you’ll be able to learn from their first-hand knowledge and experience as you progress through your course. • Access to some inspirational guest speakers from the local community and industry. • Courses which are tailored to keep up with the latest and most highly demanded skills. • Work experience in a hospital, care home, nursery or a children’s centre to allow you to put your skills to the test.

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• Children and Young People’s Workforce – Childcare Level 2 • Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years Level 3

Careers in healthcare or childcare are among the most rewarding there are and alongside learning in our outstanding facilities, our strong industry and community links means you’ll also have access to some inspirational speakers. Work experience will also play a vital part in your training and we make sure you get plenty of opportunity to put the latest and highly demanded skills to the test in a number of work based settings such as local hospitals, care homes, nurseries and children’s centres.

“ I decided to study childcare as I’m good with children. I am currently considering either midwifery or working with children with special needs. I love being here at Langley College. The teachers treat students like adults but are also really supportive and very easy to talk to. ” CHARLIE WHENMAN CHILDCARE LEVEL 3 STUDENT

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INTRODUCTION TO EARLY YEARS, EDUCATION AND CARE

CHILDCARE

CARING FOR CHILDREN

CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2

CACHE DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

FF2BCHI7L0 | ONE YEAR

FF1CCHI1L0 | ONE YEAR

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will need to complete evidence for each unit using a range of assessment methods including written tasks, observation, professional discussion and work placement assessments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This qualification will prepare you to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. Upon achievement of this qualification, you can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors, such as nursery assistant or pre-school assistant or study for a higher qualification.

You will need three GCSEs at grade 2 or above and a reference from school or previous course tutor.

WHAT WILL I LEARN

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This is a Level 1 course that introduces an understanding of the skills required to work with children. On completion, you could progress to a Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years, Education and Care or Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

You will be assessed through a variety of evidence produced for your portfolio. Topics are classroom based and will include practical and written activities.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover a wide range of topics including:

The qualification has 14 units around four themes:

• Growth and development of young children

• Play

• Understanding play

• Legislation

• Health and safety

• Introducing the role of early year practitioner

• Healthy living and diets

• Professional practice

• Practical activities to explore with young children

• Work placement in a pre-school or nursery

SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2 COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course will prepare you to support pupils in primary, secondary and specialist schools and colleges. It could lead to a Level 3 Childcare course, a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship or employment in an educational setting.

You will be assessed by written assignments, work place assessments and professional discussions.

The qualification has 11 units and covers areas such as:

CHILDCARE

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE IN CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION LEVEL 3

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS You will need four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths. A Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check will also be required.

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This is a two year course, year one is the CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education and year two is the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator). Upon achievement of the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education you will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as an early years’ educator. The Diploma enables you to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow you to work with children from birth to five years.

Learners must also complete an Effective Practice Study and Extended Assessment which are externally set and externally marked.

• Development

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

• Supporting positive behaviour

To achieve the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) learners must complete 15 mandatory units. You will also undertake a work placement in a pre-school or nursery.

• Effective communication There is a requirement to attend a work placement within a school setting.

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You will need GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or above. A Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check will also be required.

FF3BCHI1L0 | TWO YEARS

FF2BCH19L0 | ONE YEAR

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need five GSCEs including English and Maths at grade 4 or above. A Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check will also be required.

CAREERS IN THE CARING SECTOR ARE HIGHLY REWARDING.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1 FF1CHEA1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW On this course you will get a broad understanding of health and social care and develop your practical and interpersonal skills for working in the health and social care sector. The course can lead to employment in residential care homes, day centres or hospitals or you can progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma or a Childcare Level 2 course.

You’ll also develop skills which will help in other areas of life such as effective communication and IT. Most of your study will take place in the classroom but there will be visits to a real work environment.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed via your coursework, written assignments, practical and workbooks.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover areas like: • Starting work in health and social care

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need three GCSEs at grade 2 or above.

• Developing skills in health and social care • Images of people • Health and the environment • Exploring local services

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2 FF2BHEA2L0 | ONE YEAR

MY LANGLEY STORY “ I chose to study childcare as I enjoy being around children and would like to improve my skills in this area. Once I have qualified I am hoping to work for the NHS in childcare. The teachers here at Langley have given me lots of help and support, both with settling into college and my course. ” ROKIBAT MAHMOUD CHILDCARE LEVEL 3 STUDENT

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course can lead to employment within the health and social care sector such as a junior employee or as an apprentice.

You will be assessed via two externally assessed units, the remaining units are assessed internally.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This qualification is built on two core units that form the fundamental knowledge and understanding of health and social care principles:

You will need four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including GCSE English and Maths.

• Human lifespan development • Health and social care values In addition to this you will study additional units to develop a broader understanding of the health and social care sector including factors that influence an individual’s lifestyle choices and their health. You will also acquire some of the practical skills identified by employers as the fundamental building blocks for future competence in the workplace.

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

NURSING AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3 FF3JHEA3L0 | ONE YEAR

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC FOUNDATION DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 FF3CHEA3L0 | ONE YEAR

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course will provide you with the qualification you need to progress to a degree programme at university in nursing and midwifery or courses allied to medicine. This can lead to a variety of careers as a health professional.

You will be assessed through written reports and essays, presentations, timed tests and assessments and class based participation in activities including discussion, debate and role plays.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The units cover a wide range of topics and are designed to help you build on the knowledge and skills needed when working in the health sector as a health professional including:

You will need to have English and Maths at grade 4/C or above or Functional Skills at Level 2. You may be asked to complete an initial diagnostic assessment. It may be possible to complete a Maths course alongside the Access course, following assessment. Very good IT skills are also required to complete and submit work. You will be working in college for two days weekly and need to be able to invest at least 20 hours additionally each week in independent study.

• Human anatomy and physiology

• Health culture,

• Health psychology

• Extended independent academic study

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

• Mental illness

Do you want to work in the care industry, nursing or childcare? Upon completion of this course you can enter university, or start a career or an apprenticeship in the care sector.

The course contains 75% coursework and 25% exams that may include writing reports, researching and evaluating topics and case studies, as well as creating presentations, designing posters and role play activities.

• Nutrition and nutritional disorders

WHAT WILL I LEARN? This is an interesting and demanding course with a strong theoretical base that will help you prepare by equipping you with the communication skills, organisational ability and understanding of the core values of the care sector.

• Health services

• Developing study skills

The units are designed to develop your research and analytical skills and to increase your organisational skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need five GCSEs including Maths and English and Science at grade 4 and above or a Merit in Level 2 Science BTEC.

SOCIAL WORK AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 FF3NHEA2L1 | TWO YEARS COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Do you want to work in the care industry, nursing or childcare? Upon completion of this course you can enter university, or start a career or an apprenticeship in the care sector.

The course contains 75% coursework and 25% exams that may include writing reports, researching and evaluating topics and case studies, as well as creating presentations, designing posters and role play activities.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? This is an interesting and demanding course with a strong theoretical base that will help you prepare by equipping you with the communication skills, organisational ability and understanding of the core values of the care sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need five GCSEs including Maths and English and Science at grade 4 and above or a Merit in Level 2 Science BTEC.

FF3JHEA1LO | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course will provide you with the qualification you need to progress to a degree programme at university in a variety of areas leading to careers in Social Work, Policing, Youth Offending, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling and more.

The Diploma consists of a number of mandatory units requiring 60 credits to pass. Many universities are requesting that at least 30 credits are at Distinction grade and 12–15 are at Merit grade. There are also units which are graded at Pass only. You will be assessed through written reports and essays, presentations, timed tests and assessments, participation in discussion and group tasks. It would be beneficial to have work experience in social care or volunteering work in an appropriate setting alongside the course, to be able to map experience and reflect on practice.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The units cover a wide range of areas and are designed to build on the knowledge and skills needed when working in these areas as well as developing the study skills needed to progress to higher education. The units include: • Equality & Diversity

• Social Work Practice

• Ageing & Disability

• Neuropsychology

• Mental Illness & Society

• Extended Independent Academic Study

• Introduction to Social Work

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The units are designed to develop your research and analytical skills, increase your organisational skills and develop study skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English and Maths. For Nursing and Social Work you can be accepted at university with Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications instead of GCSEs. You may be asked to complete an initial diagnostic assessment in English and Maths and may be possible to complete a Maths GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification alongside your Access course.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

FF3JHEA2LO | ONE YEAR

HF5RCHI1L1 | TWO YEARS

ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3

FOUNDATION DEGREE

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

COURSE OVERVIEW

Optional modules include:

The course will provide you with the qualifications you need to progress to university including our Foundation Degrees in a variety of areas including Psychology, Sociology, Early Years or Primary/Special Needs Teaching.

The Diploma consists of a number of mandatory units requiring 60 credits to pass. Many universities are requesting that at least 30 credits are at Distinction grade and 12–15 are at Merit grade. There are also units which are graded at Pass only. You will be assessed through written reports and essays, presentations, timed tests and assessments and participation in discussion and role plays. It is advisable to be working as a teaching assistant or doing volunteering work in an appropriate setting alongside the course to be able to map experience and reflect on practice.

This course enables you to develop the skills to progress in your career working with children, alongside your job. It is aimed at early years and education practitioners who are working with children up to the age of 11 and requires you to attend for half a day (afternoon and evening) each week. You’ll study through one of our partner colleges (see below).

• International perspectives

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Year 1

You will need GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths and you may be asked to complete an initial diagnostic assessment. It may be possible to complete a Maths course alongside Access following assessment. You will be working in college for two days weekly and need to be able to invest at least 20 hours additionally each week in independent study.

• Theories of development and learning

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover a wide range of areas including: • Equality & Diversity

• Introduction to Psychology

• Youth & Deviance

• Biopsychology

• Child Development • Ageing & Disability

• The Sociology of Education • Extended Independent Academic Study

The units are designed to develop your research and analytical skills and to increase your organisational study skills.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover a number of topics including:

• The child in society (1) • Learning spaces • Working in partnership with parents • Professional skills in the children’s workforce

Year 2 • Action research • The child in society (2) • Creativity and critical thinking

HIGHER EDUCATION

• Supporting development and learning for 0–11 years

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

• Leadership in the children’s workforce

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed through reflective accounts, essays, reports, presentations, e-portfolio, group wiki and a research project during the second year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be working at least 2.5 days a week in a relevant setting, and are normally expected to have obtained: • An NQF Level 3 qualification in a work-related area • GCSE English Language at a grade 4/C or above • GCSE Maths at a grade 4/C or above At least two years’ experience of working within the Children’s Workforce, for example, in a registered early year’s setting or in a school as a Teaching Assistant. Any candidate who does not fully meet the entry criteria (for example, who does not have Maths GCSE or the specified amount of full-time work experience but may have part-time and/or volunteering experience) is invited to submit their application, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

FOUNDATION DEGREE HF5RHEA1L1 | TWO YEARS COURSE OVERVIEW

Year 2

This comprehensive foundation degree validated by Bucks New University helps you develop the right skills for working in the field of Health and Social Care. Individual modules are also mapped against the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards and the Quality Academic Framework for Higher Education.

• Developing Personal and Professional Practice

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, presentations, and an exam.

You will cover a wide range of topics including:

• Life-long Career in Health and Social Care • Principles of Research Methodologies for Health and Social Care

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Year 1 • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care • Epidemiology, Health and Social Science: An Introduction • Health and Social Care Policy • Understanding Culture and Communities

You will need GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above (A*–C) or equivalent and a UCAS Tariff score of 40–56. This can be achieved by taking an NVQ Level 3 or BTEC Level 3 (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care. We welcome applications from mature students. You do not always need formal qualifications to apply, but will need to have an interview with the course leader.

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WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FOUNDATION DEGREE HP5RTEA3L1 | TWO YEARS COURSE OVERVIEW

Modules for Year 2 – Level 5

This course is for anyone who works with children and young people from 3–16 years (working in Children’s Centres, secondary school support staff, extended schools, health and social care and local authority practitioners and advisory staff) and wants to improve their skills and knowledge while staying in their current job. Foundation Degrees (FdA) are particularly appropriate if you are returning to learning after a break or have not gained your qualifications through the traditional school-based route. The course does not qualify you to teach (QTS), or confer the title of Early Years Professional, but is a ‘stepping-stone’ towards this status. This Foundation Degree is validated by the University of West London. Successful completion allows you to ‘top-up’ your qualification to a full BA Hons degree at one of our local universities: Bucks New University and the University of West London.

• Leadership and Management • The Child, Family and Society • Children and Young People’s Health • Communication in a Multilingual Society • Reflective Practice and Project

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? Your work will be assessed through presentations, reports, essays and a reflective essay, projects, a project diary, a portfolio and one online test.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • A relevant Level 3 qualification

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

• A minimum of two years’ relevant experience

Modules for Year 1 – Level 4

• Current employment in an appropriate setting (for a minimum of two days a week)

• Study Skills • Child and Adolescent Development • Policy, Perspective and Practice (incl. SEN)

• Support of your school or setting • Someone to act as your mentor

• Learning Research and Theory • Developing the Role of the Reflective Practitioner (incl. Behaviour Management)

WORKING IN INTEGRATED SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE BA (HONS)

HP6STEA1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This Level 6 programme is aimed at those with a Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Young People, Early Years, Primary Education, Healthcare Play Specialism or in a related field. It will extend and develop further skills and learning to meet the government’s policy of developing dynamic, high quality practitioners across the children and young people’s workforce. The course will provide you with a supportive learning environment that will develop your academic and interpersonal skills, enhance self-awareness, encourage personal and career growth and establish a foundation for lifelong learning.

Your work will be assessed through a range of formative and summative methods including poster and oral presentations, essays, annotated essay plans, research project proposal and a dissertation.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to be in current employment in an appropriate setting for a minimum of two days a week, hold a Foundation Degree in a related subject, have a Level 2 qualification in Maths and English, have the support of your employer and someone to act as your mentor.

You will cover the following modules: • Safeguarding children

• Research methods

• Provision of services

• Dissertation

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Sous chef • Chef de partie • Conference manager • Kitchen assistant • Head waiter • Head receptionist • Front office manager • Catering supervisor

INDUSTRY FACTS

Y T I L A T I HOSP G N I R E T A AND C

• Consumer expenditure on restaurants and cafés reached close to £88 billion in 2017. • The average salary for a Hospitality Manager is £24,749. • Fun fact: The most ordered take-away meal in London on Deliveroo last year was a cheeseburger from Five Guys, but 42% of Brits would choose a traditional Sunday roast as their ultimate comfort food.

Fast-moving, energetic and rewarding – the hospitality and catering sector offers a world of work opportunities in every town and city across the UK and even abroad.

MY LANGLEY STORY

From Michelin-starred restaurants to international hotel chains, gastropubs to contract caterers, cafés to conference centres, hospitality and catering is one of the biggest employers in the region, and with a vast array of career opportunities, you’ll never be short of options. So, if you have a passion for good food and service, if you enjoy being part of a team and working with the public, often in a lively setting, then hospitality and catering could be for you. Langley catering students working at Tom Kerridge’s ‘Pub in the Park’

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES • Brand new, state-of-the-art hospitality and catering academy features professional training kitchens with the very latest industry-standard equipment. • Highly experienced tutors who are skilled professionals. • Working restaurant and conference suite, enabling you to gain valuable experience in a real work environment with real customers.

• Chef de Partie Level 3

• Industry links provide inspiring talks, workshops and masterclasses from guest speakers.

• Hospitality Supervisor Level 3

• Our patrons include award-winning chef, Tom Kerridge, owner of the two Michelin star Hand & Flowers in Marlow, and Caroline Fry, Chief Executive of leading contract catering company CH&Co.

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• Commis Chef Level 2 • Hospitality Team Member Level 2

In our state-of-the-art hospitality and catering academy you’ll feel like you are honing your culinary skills in an actual commercial kitchen! And although we use the very latest industry-standard equipment, have our own working restaurant and conference suite we still make sure there is plenty of opportunity for you to work alongside seasoned professionals in restaurants, hotels and events across the region including ‘Pub in the Park’ which this year saw students busy prepping for the professional chefs providing demos.

“ Langley’s catering facilities, their passions for learning and their passion for putting students first really appealed to me and once studying here I instantly felt comfortable as there is a real community feel at the College. ” MATTHEW HUTCHINGS HOSPITALITY STUDENT

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INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL COOKERY AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE SKILLS DIPLOMA LEVEL 1 (VRQ) FF1CHOS2L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW Upon completion of this course you could enter employment as a commis chef in a restaurant, hotel or one of the many different types of catering establishments.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

• Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying

• Regeneration of pre-prepared food • Cold food preparation

Functional Skills is also an integral part of the course in Maths, English and ICT.

The courses is made up of 12 units including:

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

• Introduction to personal workplace skills • Introduction to the catering • Prepare and cook food and hospitality industry by boiling, poaching • Health and safety awareness and steaming for catering and hospitality

You will be assessed through course work, theory and practical exams.

• Food safety in catering

• Introduction to healthier foods and special diets

• Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising

• Introduction to kitchen equipment

• Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have passion, motivation and a proven commitment to hard work, good time keeping and a desire to learn how to cook and serve good food to the public.

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE SKILLS DIPLOMA LEVEL 2 (VRQ) FF2CHOS9L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW Upon completion, this course can lead to employment opportunities such as becoming a member of a professional kitchen brigade in a restaurant, hotel or one of the many different types of catering establishments.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? This course includes the following units: • Food safety in catering • Developing skills for employment in the catering and hospitality industry

• Catering operations, costs and menu planning

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• Produce biscuit, cake and sponge products

• Produce paste products

• Produce fermented dough products

Functional Skills is also an integral part of the course in Maths, English and ICT.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

• Prepare stocks soups and sauces

You will be assessed through course work, theory and practical exams.

• Prepare and cook fruit and vegetables

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Health and safety in catering • Prepare and cook meat and offal and hospitality • Healthier foods and special diets

• Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings

• Prepare and cook poultry • Prepare and cook fish and shell fish • Prepare and cook rice, pasta grains and egg dishes

You will need the Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery along with passion, motivation and a proven commitment to hard work, good time keeping and a desire to learn how to cook and serve good food to the public.


ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL COOKERY LEVEL 3 (VRQ)

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

FF3CHOS1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW The course also provides a seamless progression for students onto higher education programmes at university and provides a step ladder potentially to a senior management role in the future.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The course will cover: • Principles of food safety supervision for catering • Supervisory skills in the hospitality industry • Exploring Gastronomy • Food product development • Advanced skills and techniques in vegetable, meat, poultry, game, fish and shellfish dishes • Kitchen based exams The course will also include Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 1.

HIGHER EDUCATION

FOUNDATION DEGREE HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed through kitchen based exams and theory based assignments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have the VRQ Level 1 & 2 in Professional Cookery.

HF5RHOS1L1 | TWO YEARS COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Our Foundation Degree (Level 5) course is validated and awarded by University College Birmingham and runs over two years (with an option to exit after one with a Certificate of Higher Education). The programme provides technical, hand-on skills and knowledge that is required in the workplace and is designed to enhance employability at supervisory to managerial level. It develops the expertise of those already working in hospitality and tourism, or those wishing to establish a career in this growing and diverse industry. On successful completion you can progress on to the final stage of the BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management at University College Birmingham, or apply for any other top-up degree programme.

You will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations, observations, reflective accounts and examinations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a related Level 3 qualification in Business, Hospitality and/or Travel and Tourism, and a GCSE in English and Maths at grade 4 or above. Other Level 3 qualifications and professional experience will be considered.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? Workplace experience forms a core part of the learning programme, ensuring the development of employability skills, alongside technical and academic learning. Current employment can be considered as part of work placement learning requirements.

You will cover the following modules: Year 1 • Food, Beverage and Accommodation Principles • Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles • People and Organisations • The Hospitality and Tourism Consumer • The Hospitality and Tourism Experience • Tourism Destinations

Year 2 • Human Resources for Hospitality Managers • International Travel Operations • Marketing Communications for Hospitality • Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism • Management of Food and Beverage Operations • Tourism Investigations • Events Planning

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER Former students have moved on to academic or vocational courses, others have gained promotions at work, or been successful in getting the job they really wanted, others have managed to find paid work or have achieved their goal of being able to talk directly to their child’s teacher or their colleagues at work.

H S I L G N E LEARN (ESOL)

• Trained, experienced teachers who are committed to using creative ideas and new technology to help you succeed.

Alongside essential learning in the classroom, which is supported with a huge range of resources, you can also look forward to some exciting opportunities to put your English speaking, reading and writing skills to the test. And creativity is key with ESOL students taking part in a huge variety of out-of-theclassroom activities such as using technology and QR codes to explore and orientate themselves around the College, picnics in the park and sightseeing trips. Our ESOL students also entered The Poetry Games, a national poetry competition which received 6,000 entries. We’re very proud to say that the judges chose nine Langley entries for publication.

• The College’s Learning Centre also has a range of resources to support you with your language. • Educational trips to help you improve your English skills and put them to the test in everyday conversations.

Before you join one of our classes, you will need to come in for an assessment and interview session, so we can find out which class will be best for you.

Z44PA001 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW If English is not your first language, then this course is for you. We offer a vibrant ESOL study programme for 15–18 year olds, which will help you improve your English and help you progress into a range of jobs or further study.

We are committed to helping you progress with your English and gain essential qualifications in Maths and ICT. At higher levels, your programme will include a vocational or academic subject plus work experience. Our ESOL Department is well-known for its exciting use of technology in the classroom to ensure you are confident in using your English in everyday situations, both socially and in the workplace. We make learning fun with lots of interactive games, role-playing and events. Outside the classroom, you’ll have the chance to take part in a whole range of discussions and take part in educational trips. As you advance you can take part in complex debates as you progress and develop the more technical skills needed for some jobs, like report writing.

We have classes for students of all language and literacy levels. Some of our learners need to start right from the very beginning with both their speaking and reading and writing. We teach at every stage from learning to speak and write your very first words to giving formal presentations, writing reports and engaging in complex discussions at Cambridge Proficiency level. You will develop your grammar and vocabulary through reading, writing, speaking and listening. Our courses lead to recognised and highly regarded qualifications including Cambridge or Trinity College London ESOL Skills for Life, Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) and Cambridge Advanced (CAE).

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

LEVEL E

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

If you need to learn or improve your English, our friendly and expert staff will help you find the right class for your level, whether you speak just a few words or are already quite a confident user of English.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

FULL-TIME LEARN ENGLISH IN LANGLEY

For those aged 15 years old, we work in partnership with Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to provide courses where appropriate.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will work towards examinations in Speaking and Listening or Reading and Writing offered by Cambridge ESOL or Trinity College London. These are normally taken in January and June.

MY LANGLEY STORY “ I am originally from Romania and currently studying ESOL to improve my English. It’s been a really good course. The teachers are very kind, they’ve taught me a lot. Once I have completed this course my plan is to stay at Langley College and study Hair and Beauty. ”

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Before you can join one of our courses, you will need to come to an interview and assessment session at Langley College. This will help us to find the right class for you.

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Automotive technician • Vehicle diagnostic technician • Body repairs • MOT tester • Spray painting • Workshop controller • Light vehicle service technician • Electrical installation technician

E L C I H E V MOTOR ING R E E N I G EN

• Motorsport technician

If you’re driven by a love of cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles, then a career in the automotive industry may be top of your list. There are 35 million registered motor vehicles in the UK, so career opportunities are considerable. Not only that, the UK is home to manufacturing giants like Vauxhall and Land Rover, premium world-class brands such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Rolls Royce, and a host of Formula One teams. So, whether you’re looking to take up a role with a major manufacturer, or start your career at a local garage or national dealership, you’ll have your pick of the best careers with a course in motor vehicle engineering.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

INDUSTRY FACTS

• High-specification motor vehicle workshops and specialist Autotronics lab.

• 814,000 people are employed across the UK automotive industry.

• Tutors who are all highly experienced professionals.

• The average salary for a Parts Advisor is £19,000 and for a Mechanical Engineer the average salary is £35,450.

• Work experience opportunities at a local automotive company. • Up to date industry-standard equipment and state-of-the-art Autologic Diagnostic Technology.

• Fun fact: Ralph Teetor, the man who invented cruise control in 1945, was blind.

• Live demonstrations from local businesses. • Strong links with regional employers enables us to offer a wide range of exciting work experience opportunities.

MY LANGLEY STORY

Live demonstration for Motor Vehicle students

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE When you don’t have your head under a bonnet perfecting your motor vehicle engineering skills we have a rich and diverse programme of activities to ensure you get a taste of life alongside our high-specification motor vehicle workshops and specialist Autotronics lab. We make sure motor vehicle students get to watch lots of live demonstrations from local businesses, so you can learn directly from the experts on practical tasks. Our unrivalled links with local employers means there is plenty of opportunity for invaluable work experience.

“ I’ve always had an interest in cars and wanted to learn more about them. I’ve completed the Level 1 and will be progressing onto the Level 2. It’s been a really good course – I’ve learned a lot about cars and enjoyed the mix of practical skills and classroom theory. Career-wise the plan is to either work as a professional mechanic or in a car dealership. ” ABDULHAQ SALAH MOTOR VEHICLE STUDENT

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MOTOR VEHICLE AWARD LEVEL 1

FF1MMOT1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This qualification forms part of ABC Awards Foundation in the Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies sector. You will gain work related skills, prepare for further training, and gain important industry insight to help make informed career decisions. On successful completion of this course you can progress to the ABC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Motor Vehicle.

You will be assessed through workshop practical assessments, completion of a Learner Assessment Record Book and completion of Learner Summary of Achievement Record.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should demonstrate a genuine interest in motor vehicle servicing and maintenance and recognize the need to improve your Maths and English.

You will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of health and safety in the automotive environment. Optional units include: • Check and maintain vehicle fluid levels • Remove and replace spark plugs • Introduction to customer care

MOTOR VEHICLE DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

FF2CMOT6L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This Level 2 qualification covers the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non‑complex system faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages and dealerships.

You will be assessed by practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, internal ‘online’ multiple-choice testing and by assessments set by the college.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? This course covers both the theory and practical aspects of the following: • Carrying Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS You will need a Motor Vehicle Level 1 or three GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths. Candidates without qualifications but with experience of working within the motor vehicle industry will also be considered.

• Removing and replacing: – Engine units and components – Electrical auxiliary units and components – Chassis units and components

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MOTOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

MOTORCYCLE

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DIPLOMA LEVEL 2

CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 2

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

On this course you will learn the skills and knowledge for a career in the motor vehicle industry. In the purpose-built motor vehicle centre you will work alongside industry experts to study engines, chassis, transmissions and frames, and health and safety.

You will complete a portfolio of evidence including practical assessments and online and written exams for each topic you study. You will also be expected to pass an exam in one Functional Skill.

This course will suit you if you have already developed a good foundation of skills and knowledge required to become a motorcycle technician and are ready to move to the next level.

You will be assessed by practical assessments in the workshop environment, internal ‘online’ multiple-choice testing and by assessments set by the awarding body.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Modules include:

You will need a Motor Vehicle Level 1 or three GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths.

• Health and safety • Workshop practice • Steering • Suspension and braking systems

Candidates without qualifications but with experience of working within the motor vehicle industry will also be considered.

You will cover the technical needs for today’s motorcycle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex system faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working in the motorcycle industry.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a Motor Vehicle Level 1, Motorcycle Level 1 or three GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths. Candidates without qualifications but with experience of working within the motor vehicle industry will also be considered.

This programme includes studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

• Vehicle electrics e.g. lighting, starting and charging systems

• Carrying out routine motorcycle maintenance

• Engine and transmissions

• Removing and replacing:

• Petrol and diesel engines

– Engine units and components

• Ignition systems

– Electrical auxiliary units and components – Chassis units and components

MOTOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

DF5VMOT1L1 | TWO YEARS

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This Level 3 qualification covers the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of noncomplex system faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

You will be assessed by the awarding body’s practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, ‘online’ multiple-choice testing and by assessments set by the awarding body.

This programme covers both the theory and practical aspects of the following: • Carrying out routine vehicle maintenance

MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING HND

FF3CMOT5L0 | ONE YEAR

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

HIGHER EDUCATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a Motor Vehicle Level 2 and Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSEs in English and Maths at grade 4 or above. Candidates without qualifications but with experience of working within the motor vehicle industry will also be considered.

• Removing and replacing: – Engine units and components – Electrical auxiliary units and components – Chassis units and components

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This programme is for those wishing to progress to a higher-level programme within the Motor Industry. It covers the advanced area of motor vehicle electronics, fault finding, engine and vehicle design and management within the industry.

You will be assessed through written assignments and practical tasks in the workshop, appropriate to each unit.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The HND comprises mandatory units and a range of optional units.

You must have completed a motor vehicle qualification or have significant experience in the automotive industry. However, all candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

The mandatory units are:

Ideally, candidates should have one of the following:

• Analytical Methods for Engineers

• Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

• Engineering Science

• Another Level 3 vocational or academic qualification

• Project Design • Implementation and Evaluation

• A GCSE profile which demonstrates a strong performance in a relevant subject

• Engine and Vehicle Design & Performance

• Related work experience in the motor vehicle industry

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Optional units will include:

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• Electrical & Electronic Principles • Vehicle Fault Diagnosis • Vehicle Electronics

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER • The Police Force • The Fire Service • The Ambulance Service • The Prison Service • The Armed Forces (Army, Navy, RAF) • The Civil Service

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No two days are the same with a job in the uniformed public services. Few other careers offer as much opportunity for excitement, satisfaction, camaraderie or duty. With opportunities that span from ambulance driver to police officer, Royal Marine to prison officer, for many, it’s more than a job – it’s a vocation. These careers give you a real chance to make a difference to your community, to improve the lives of others and leave your mark on society.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

INDUSTRY FACTS

• Wide range of courses preparing you for different services.

• The public services sector is set to be one of the largest recruiters in 2018.

• Combination of classroom theory, debate and practical and physical activities. • Expert tutors many of whom have been serving officers.

• The average starting salary working in the Public Services sector is between £14,000 and £25,000.

• Guest speakers and activities from the full range of public services.

• The NHS treats more than 1.4 million patients every 24 hours and is the fifth largest employer in the world.

Watersports at Taplow Lake

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE As a Public Service student your learning will combine classroom theory, debate and plenty of practical activities where our expert tutors draw on their strong industry links to give you a rich and varied programme. You’ll also get the chance to go on numerous trips which last year included watersports at Taplow Lake, visits to the House of Commons, the Metropolitan Police Training Centre, The Emergency Services Show, or even an adventure trek through local Black Park. And you’ll be able to take part in presentations, mock interviews and talks from employers who regularly visit the College. So when it comes to taking the next step into the workplace, you’ll know exactly what to expect.

MY LANGLEY STORY “ I chose to study the Public Service BTEC as my ultimate plan is to join the army. So currently I am going to finish studying for my A Levels and complete the BTEC before applying for the army. ” WIKTOR KRAWCZYK PUBLIC SERVICE

• Visits to organisations and events – including House of Commons, Metropolitan Police Training Centre, the Emergency Services show etc.

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PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1 FF1CPUB1L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW On this course, you will get a broad understanding of public services and develop your practical and interpersonal skills for working in the public sector.

Four specialist units such as introduction to map work and navigation skills. Functional Skills will also be part of the programme and will provide an opportunity to develop your skills further.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There are six compulsory units:

You will study through a series of lectures and seminars, group and individual tasks to explore and research topics related to the units. Practical activities and visits to develop an awareness and understanding of the career pathways in the various uniformed services.

• Uniformed and non-uniformed public services sector • Introduction to fitness and lifestyle for working in the public services • Personal effectiveness for the public services • Diversity in the public services

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Social responsibility for the value of the citizen in the public services

You will need three GCSEs at grade 2 or above.

• Introduction to health and safety in the public services

PUBLIC SERVICES

PUBLIC SERVICES

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

BTEC CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2

FF3NPUB1L1 | TWO YEARS

FF2BPUB1L0 | ONE YEAR

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course is a progression from the Diploma Level 3 and presents the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required for a successful career in a range of public services including the armed and emergency forces.

You will be assessed through written presentations, discussions, assignments and practical activities.

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course gives you the opportunity to find out more about the roles, responsibilities and purpose of the public services and is aimed at giving you an insight into a career in public services such as the Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, the Police, the Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, the Prison Service or the Ambulance Service. There is a fitness element and various team working activities as part of the course. You will have the opportunity to meet people working within the public services.

You will study through a series of lectures and seminars, group and individual tasks to explore and research topics related to the units. Practical activities and visits to develop an awareness and understanding of the career pathways in the various uniformed services.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The course covers the following elements:

WHAT WILL I LEARN? Units will include:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Government and policies

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above or have successfully completed the Public Services Level 1 Diploma.

• Leadership and teamwork • Citizenship • Discipline fitness testing • Law and crime and effects

• Teamwork and communication skills

• Police powers dealing with accidents/incidents

• Employment skills in uniformed organisations

• Diversity

• Improving health and fitness for entry into the uniformed public services

• International perspectives

• Personal development through adventurous activities

• It will also cover expedition skills, map work and navigation, with outdoor adventurous activities

• Citizenship, the individual and society

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need the following qualifications and experience for the course: • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths or equivalent • Alternatively, a Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 2 at Distinction level and Functional English Level 2 • Other qualifications and relevant experience will also be considered

• Communication and technology

• Land navigation by map and compass

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Coaching • Physiotherapy • Teaching • Youth work • Community projects • Sport psychology • Sports professional

MY LANGLEY STORY

S P O RT Sport isn’t like other careers. If you’re passionate about sport, it’s a way of life, not just a job. That’s what makes it so special – and so rewarding. It’s big business, too. In the UK, almost 1 million people work in the sports industry and it’s worth a massive £23.8 billion to the economy. From leisure and health clubs to teaching and coaching, sports media to physiotherapy, if you’ve got the energy and the drive, the opportunities are enormous. And if you’re thinking of a career in sport, energy and drive are probably two things you’ve got plenty of.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

INDUSTRY FACTS

• Top class sports facilities including our new £5 million, multipurpose sports centre, which features a sports hall, boxing ring, dance studio, high-tech gym and sports science lab.

• The UK Sports Industry is worth £23.8 billion and holds nearly 1 million jobs.

• Experienced professional teachers and coaches.

• Fun fact: Marks and Spencer reported a 35% increase in waistcoat sales after Gareth Southgate sported one throughout the 2018 World Cup.

• Strong links with professional sports clubs. • Work experience at the Madejski Stadium and train at The Dome – the club’s superb £1 million indoor training centre.

• The average salary for a personal trainer is £19,472.

Training at St Mary’s University London

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE Our £5 million, multi-purpose sports centre which features a sports hall, boxing ring, dance studio, high-tech gym and sports science lab is the ideal location to turn your passion for sport into a career. And alongside learning from our expert teachers and coaches, our strong links with professional sports clubs and businesses, such as Reading FC and Absolutely Fitness, means you get to benefit from inspiring talks and workshops from guest speakers to ensure you learn the very latest techniques.

“ I am already a qualified swim coach and wanted to add to my qualifications, so I’m currently studying to be a personal trainer. The tutor is extremely helpful and it’s great to learn new exercises. Ultimately I would like to go into the world of personal training and coach at a high level. I’m really enjoying being at Langley so much so that I became a Student Governor this year! ” LUKE WITHERS PERSONAL TRAINING LEVEL 3 STUDENT

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SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE

SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

FF1CSPO1L0 | ONE YEAR

FF3CSPO4L0 | ONE YEAR

DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

1ST 4 SPORT DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

COURSE OVERVIEW:

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to prepare for employment in a sporting environment. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities.

You will be assessed via theory and practical demonstration.

This qualification is ideal if you want to study a vocational sport and physical activity qualification, and be provided with the opportunity to apply theory through a number of practical activities, such as coaching.

You will be assessed through a range of methods including:

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The course has a range of units that include: • How the body works

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal qualifications required for entry however a GCSE English and Maths grade would be of benefit. You should have prior experience of the sport and active leisure industry and a sporting background – ideally involved in competitive sport, playing, coaching or officiating.

• Practical observations You will cover a range of topics including: • Applying physiology to sport and physical activity

• Introduction into coaching

• Applying nutrition to sport and physical activity • Applying psychology for sport and physical activity • Developing the community through sport and physical activity

• Applying research methods for sport and physical activity

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The aim of this Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is to train you to a professional standard allowing you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor.

You will be assessed by two exams (anatomy and physiology and principles of fitness), a range of theory based worksheets/ evidence and practical demonstration.

• Anatomy & Physiology

You will need to demonstrate a sporting background – ideally involved in competitive sport, playing, coaching or officiating. You will also need five GCSEs including Physical Education, English and Maths at a grade 4 or above or Level 2 Diploma at merit. All learning material is supplied by 1st 4 Sport.

• Delivering physical education and school sport

FF2BSPOAL0 | ONE YEAR

You will cover elements including:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Designing and delivering sport and physical activity programmes

ACTIVE IQ CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

• Theory based assignments

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

• Basic fitness instruction

FITNESS INSTRUCTING

• Exams

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need prior experience in the health and fitness industry and four GCSEs including Physical Education, English and Maths at grade 3 or above. All learning material is supplied by Active IQ.

• Enterprise and innovation in the sport and active leisure industry

SPORT

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• Supporting Clients

COURSE OVERVIEW

Year 2

• Health & Safety in a Gym

This course focuses on how the body and mind work during sport and exercise. There are opportunities to apply this knowledge and understanding practically, as well as research opportunities which help develop skills applicable to higher education.

• Fitness services

• Principles of Exercise & Fitness • Planning & Delivering Gym Based Exercise

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover the following units:

Year 1 • Fitness training and programming • Health, sport and wellbeing • Sports leadership

• Leisure operations • Sports performance and excellence. The units you study will depend on which specialism you take

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed through external and internal vocational and academic assessments. Just over 30% of the course will be assessed externally, 70% internally assessed. You will take part in both practical and theory based sessions, gaining both the knowledge and hands-on skills to progress into any number of careers within sport.

• Fitness testing

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Anatomy and physiology

You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, Maths, Science and PE.

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ACTIVITY LEADERSHIP 1ST 4 SPORT DIPLOMA LEVEL 2 FF2BSPO4L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This qualification will introduce you to the principles of safe, ethical and effective practice in leading activity sessions, and to confirm competence to the required standard in an appropriate sports/leisure environment.

You will be assessed through theory based assignments and practical observations.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? The qualification includes the following units: • Support the work of your team and organisation

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need four GCSEs including Physical Education, English and Maths at a Level 3 or above. All learning material is supplied by 1st 4 Sport. You will also need prior experience of the sport and active leisure industry and a sporting background – ideally involved in competitive sport, playing, coaching or officiating.

• Prepare for activity sessions • Lead activity sessions • Conclude and review activity sessions • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation • Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation

PERSONAL TRAINING ACTIVE IQ DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 FF3CSPO2L0 | ONE YEAR

MY LANGLEY STORY “ I love coaching kids which was part of our first year programme and I eventually want to be a primary school teacher in sport. Next year I am going to university to study sports and coaching. ” KATIE KNIGHT LEVEL 3 SPORTS STUDENT Katie received the Standout Award 2018, Student of the Year 2018 and is the Sports Officer Ambassador. 94 I Course guide 2019/20

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HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This qualification will further develop learners, who have existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to enable them to pursue a career in personal training.

You will be assessed by coursework, e-assessment, multiple choice examination, portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration/assignment.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

During the qualification you will cover the following:

You will need five GCSEs including Physical Education, English and Maths at a grade 4 or above.

• Further knowledge of anatomy and physiology applicable to personal training • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing • Effective communication skills for client consultations to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and strategies for change

All learning material is supplied by Active IQ. You should also have prior experience in the health and fitness industry and a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification.

• Skills to plan and conduct physical activity sessions with different types of clients in a variety of environments with a range of resources • Legal and professional requirements for personal training • How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis • How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER • Airline customer services agent • Holiday representative • Flight attendant • Check-in agent • Reservations consultant • Hotel management • Tour operator

M S I R U O T D N A L E TRAV Thriving, fast-paced and sociable, careers in travel and tourism are highly sought after – and with good reason. Nothing beats the luxury of a foreign holiday, the glamour of a ‘staycation’, or the excitement of a day trip. You could be working as cabin crew for a major airline, helping the public in a tourist office, manning the front desk in a five-star hotel, booking holiday packages in a travel agent or simply making sure customers have an experience to remember. If you’re organised, thrive in a team and enjoy meeting people, travel and tourism could be the career choice for you.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

INDUSTRY FACTS

• Our tutors are all seasoned professionals – some still work in the industry. • Solid links to employers, including airlines and tour operators.

• Since 2010 tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms. Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025.

• Focus on practical activities and trips to visit local destinations and organisations.

• The average salary for someone with a degree in Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism is £19,240.

• Supported work placements with local businesses.

• Fun fact: In 1519 Winchester was chosen as the capital of England, and back in 827, the first King of All England, Egbert, was crowned there.

MY LANGLEY STORY

Travel and Tourism students working as Visitor Ambassadors at the Royal Wedding in May

TRIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE Travel and tourism is about getting out there, seeing different places and meeting new people, so your course will have a real focus on practical activities and trips to visit local destinations and organisations. There’s the enormous benefit of being located close to one of the UK’s busiest airports and our close relationship with BA provides unrivalled opportunities with the airline. This year Travel and Tourism students also had a once-in-alifetime opportunity to work at the Royal Wedding and we also like to keep aspirations running high so visited Surrey University to explore Higher Education options.

“ I love travelling around the world and hope to one day work as cabin crew for Emirates so the travel and tourism course is not only really interesting but also where I see my future. I’m enjoying the Level 2 course and plan to progress to the Level 3 before going on to university to study for a Travel and Tourism degree. ” MANNAL AQEEL TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 2 STUDENT

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TRAVEL AND TOURISM

FF1CTRA2L0 | ONE YEAR

FF3NTRA1L1 | TWO YEARS

BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course gives you the skills and knowledge to work in airports, airlines, tour operators, travel agencies, hotels or other accommodation, tourist information centres, tourist attractions, cruise line companies, holiday centres, conference or events organisations. We have great links with employers who we work with to provide routes into employment.

You will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations, project work, role plays, simulated experiences, short answer questions, and tests.

The course gives you the skills and knowledge to work in airports, airlines, tour operators, travel agencies, hotels or other accommodation, tourist information centres, tourist attractions, cruise line companies, holiday centres, conference or events organisations. We have great links with employers who we work with to provide routes into employment.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover the following units:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need four GCSEs at grade 2 or above including Maths and English Language and/or a Merit grade in a Level 1 qualification with Maths and English to GCSE grade 3 (or equivalent).

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover the following units:

You will also study City & Guilds Level 2 Certificates in ‘Aviation Operations on the Ground’ and ‘Air Cabin Crew’ which is perfect for those wishing to pursue an airport based career. You can also improve your English and Maths skills at an appropriate level.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations, project work, role plays, simulated experiences, short answer questions and tests.

• Package holidays

• Customer service

• Worldwide travel destinations

• Arranging business travel

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• UK travel destinations

• Tourism in the UK

• Worldwide travel destinations

• Promotions and sales in travel and tourism

• Worldwide adventure tourism

You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English Language and/or a Merit grade in a Level 2 qualification with Maths and English to GCSE grade 4 equivalent.

• UK travel and tourism industry

• Promotional materials

• Developing people in travel and tourism

• Accessible tourism You can also improve your English and Maths skills at an appropriate level.

• Products and services

NCFE EXTENDED CERTIFICATE FIRST LEVEL 2 FF2BTRA2L0 | ONE YEAR HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course gives you the skills and knowledge to work in airports, airlines, tour operators, travel agencies, hotels or other accommodation, tourist information centres, tourist attractions, cruise line companies, holiday centres, conference or events organisations. We have great links with employers with whom we work to provide routes into employment.

You will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations, project work, role plays, simulated experiences, short answer questions and tests.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need four GCSEs at grade 3 or above to include Maths and English Language and/or a Merit grade in a Level 1 qualification with Maths and English to GCSE grade 3 (or equivalent).

• UK travel and tourism industry • Customer service • Travel & tourism destinations • Airport and airlines • Visitor attractions • Understanding package holidays You can also improve your English and Maths skills at an appropriate level.

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• Ski chalet hosts

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION DEGREE HF5RHOS1L1 | TWO YEARS

COURSE OVERVIEW

You will cover the following units:

• Holiday park hosts

HIGHER EDUCATION

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

• Conferences and events

COURSE OVERVIEW

Modules

This course is validated and awarded by University College Birmingham and runs over two years (with an option to exit after one with a Certificate of Higher Education). The programme provides technical, hand-on skills and knowledge that is required in the workplace and is designed to enhance employability at supervisory to managerial level. It develops the expertise of those already working in hospitality and tourism, or those wishing to establish a career in this growing and diverse industry. You will focus on specific industries of your choice and will develop generic management skills in areas including marketing, human resources and finance.

• Food, Beverage and Accommodation Principles

• International Travel Operations

• Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles

• Marketing Communications for Hospitality

• People and Organisations

• Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism

WHAT WILL I LEARN? Workplace experience forms a core part of the learning programme, ensuring the development of employability skills, alongside technical and academic learning. Current employment can be considered as part of work placement learning requirements.

• The Hospitality and Tourism Consumer • The Hospitality and Tourism Experience

• Management of Food and Beverage Operations • Tourism Investigations

• Employability Enhancement • Events Planning • Human Resources for Hospitality Managers

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? You will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations, observations, reflective accounts and examinations.

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Age 19+: Second Level 3 qualification – Advanced Learner Loan Age 19+: Level 4, 5 or 6 qualification – Student Finance Loan Age 19+ and earning below £20k: Many Level 2 courses are free

STUDENTS AGED 16–18 You won’t need to pay any tuition or registration fees. There may be costs for equipment for your course, if so you will be advised of this at interview.

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ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS A government loan is available for those aged 19 and over (and resident in the UK) to help cover the costs of studying for a Level 3 qualification or above:

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If you are aged 19–23: If you are studying for your first full Level 3 course you may be eligible for a free course (charges for course materials may still apply). If, however, you are already qualified at Level 3 or above and wish to study a course at Level 3 or above, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help cover the costs.

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If you are aged 24 and over: You can apply for the Advanced Learner Loan to help cover the costs of studying for a Level 3 qualification or above (Access). This loan can help cover all of the tuition fees for your course and will be paid directly to the College on your behalf. These loans are not means tested or credit checked and repayments will be less than a bank loan. You will only start to repay the loan once you have completed (or leave) the course and are earning more than £25,000 per year. What is more, if you undertake an Access to HE course your loan could be written off if you progress on to and complete a Higher Education course.

DIRECT SERVICE BY RAIL FROM: • London Paddington

• Reading

• Burnham

• Slough

• Ealing Broadway

• Southall

• Beaconsfield

TRAIN PASS

• Taplow

• Uxbridge

The College now offers a reduced fare train card in association with First Great Western to enable our students to save up to 50% on their rail travel. The train pass will entitle you to child fares on Great Western Railway train lines between Hanwell and Reading, including Southall, Maidenhead, Marlow, Windsor and Slough.

• Didcot Parkway

ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN BURSARY

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If you are in receipt of an Advanced Learner Loan (see above) and from a low income household, you may also be eligible for help with costs including childcare, travel and essential course materials via this bursary.

The campus is well-served by local bus routes. For more details call First Bus Service on 0871 200 2233 or visit firstgroup.com

TUITION FEE LOANS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of tuition fees for HNCs, HNDs or Foundation Degrees. This loan is not based on income and there is no upper age limit for applying. Repayments only start when you complete (or leave) the course and are earning over £25,000 per year. For more details visit www.gov.uk/student-finance To find out if you are eligible for any of the above support funds and loans or if your course might attract a discount, contact our Financial Support team on 01753 793368, email financial.support@windsor-forest.ac.uk or drop into one of our colleges.

CHILDCARE If you’re aged 16–19 and need help with childcare costs, call the Department for Education & Skills’ Care to Learn team on 0800 121 8989 or go to www.gov.uk/care-to-learn

TRAVEL SCHEME

• Maidenhead

We are on bus routes from:

If you are aged 16–18 and are enrolled on a full-time course, we offer a fantastic travel scheme in association with transport providers to help you save money on your travel costs.

The part-subsidised card costs students just £30 per term (or £90 per year). However, those from low income households may be eligible for financial support to further reduce this cost.

• Iver

• Britwell

• Iver Heath

• Cippenham

• Uxbridge

• Chalfont

BUS PASS

• Heathrow

• High Wycombe

• Hounslow

• Beaconsfield

• Hedgerley

• Amersham

There are a number of bus route services in Langley, including First in Berkshire, Transport for London, Red Eagle Buses, Redline Buses, Thames Valley Buses, Courtney Buses.

• Upton

• Windsor

ROAD We are just off the M4, conveniently situated near where the M4 and M25 motorways intersect. Car Parking Students can park for free at Langley College. Please register your car with reception where you will be given a college permit which must be displayed at all times. An outside company monitor our car parks and will issue a £70 ticket if a permit is not on show.

We offer a reduced fare card in association with First Bus which will save you at least a third on bus travel. The bus pass will entitle you to child fares on any First Bus route serving Berkshire and the Thames Valley, including the Green Line London Coach Service. You can even use the pass on weekends and during college holidays, as well as on journeys to and from college. The pass costs just £25 per term (or £75 per year). However, those from low income households may be eligible for financial support to further reduce this cost.

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COURSE INDEX Access to HE

14

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Activity Leadership

95

Health and Care, Childcare and Education 60

Advanced Learner Loans

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Health and Social Care

65

Apprenticeships

16

Higher Education

15

Beauty Therapy

58

Hospitality and Catering

72

Bricklaying

32

How to apply

Business

18

Learn English (ESOL)

78

Careers

12

Motor Vehicle

80

Carpentry

33

Motorcycle

85

Childcare Courses

62

Nursing and Healthcare

67

100

Painting and Decorating

41

Childcare

3

Computing and IT

24

Personal Training

95

Construction

36

Plastering

38

9

Plumbing

43

Duke of Edinburgh Electrical

39

Public Services

86

Electrical Engineering

48

Qualifications (Guide)

10

Engineering

49

Social Sciences and Education

68

Social Work and Mental Health

67

Sport

90 13

Facilities Fees and Funding

6 100

Fitted Interiors

33

Student Services

Foundation Learning

52

Support

Gas

44

Travel and Tourism

96

UCAS Points

11

Getting to College

A Levels, BTECs or both, you choose!

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54

Hairdressing

101

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Whether you join Strode’s or Windsor College you’ll find a welcoming Sixth Form with exceptional teaching and facilities, where you can create a bright future.

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