City of Bristol College | Young Person’s Prospectus | 2022/2023

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City of Bristol College | Young Person’s Prospectus | 2022/23



Contents We are Bristol’s college

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Why study at City of Bristol College?

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Choosing what to study

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What our students say

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Facilities and locations

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Our courses

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Entry requirements and levels of learning

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Find your level

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All about A Levels

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A Level pathways

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A Level courses

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All about apprenticeships

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All about technical and vocational courses

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Animal Care

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Applied Science

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Business and Professional Services

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Catering and Hospitality

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Computing and Information Technology

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Construction

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Creative Arts and Media

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Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies

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Outdoor Pursuits and Fitness

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Travel and Tourism

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Uniformed Services

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English and Maths

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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Skills for Life and Employment

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University-level courses

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Industry placements

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Supporting our students

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Careers and progression

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We like to be social

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How to apply

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Sustainability 93 Open Events

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Welcome

We are Bristol’s college


We are Bristol’s college

Welcome Welcome to City of Bristol College. At City of Bristol College we reflect the city we live in; we are ambitious, diverse, inclusive, caring and sustainable. We are committed to offering the best education across a broad range of A Levels, vocational and technical courses and apprenticeships so that we have something to suit everybody and something that is right for you. Wherever you join us from, we have the right course to get you moving towards a bright future, whether that’s onto further study or into a valuable and rewarding career. We have a long history of educational success, and have enabled thousands of students to progress into higher education and careers by preparing them with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed for their next step. Our College centres and specialist facilities across the city have been designed to give you the best possible environment in which to study and learn. You will find professional-level equipment, industry-standard resources, and most importantly, our passionate and expert teaching staff who are all dedicated to helping you succeed. During the pandemic we swiftly and successfully moved to online learning. We remain Covid-secure and have measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Whether your ambition is to go to university, undertake an apprenticeship or embark on your dream career, we are dedicated to helping you get there. We recognise the potential in every student, and want to give you every opportunity to achieve everything you are capable of. While you are with us, our specialist teams will help you research universities, attend information and networking events, meet employers and gain high-quality work experience, and give you the advice and guidance to help you to make the most of these opportunities. Students who come here are pleased they chose City of Bristol College. Student engagement and student enrichment, so that our learners have an enjoyable and vibrant time at college outside of formal study, is incredibly important to us, and we think our high student satisfaction and success rates speak for themselves. We hope that you will come to visit us at our Open Events to see our excellent facilities for yourself and speak to our fantastic staff. However you choose to begin your further education journey we look forward to giving you a warm welcome at City of Bristol College.

Rich Harris Chief Executive and Principal

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Welcome

Why study at City of Bristol College? A great location to learn

With locations across Bristol, City of Bristol College is an exciting and dynamic place to learn and socialise. Our innovative Centres capture the very best of Bristol’s creative and inventive spirit, and are just a bus ride away from most areas of the city, making them the ideal learning destinations for locals and newcomers alike.

Amazing facilities Our state-of-the-art specialist facilities give our students the very best technical training. Our Advanced Construction Skills Centre and Advanced Engineering Centre are kitted out with industry-standard workshops and equipment, while our City Salons and City Restaurants provide inspiring real-world environments for our students to hone their craft in.

Variety of course subjects

Our range of course subjects means we have something for everyone, whatever your interest or career aspirations. Whether it’s your dream to work with animals, you’re a business professional in the making or you thrive on helping others, you can study the subjects you need to get there at City of Bristol College.

Expert tutors

Our teaching staff are experts in their field, with many continuing their work or research alongside teaching our students to enhance our curriculum with up-to-date industry knowledge.

Careers not courses

Our courses are designed alongside local and national businesses, and all courses include an industry placement element to make sure we are teaching our students the skills employers want to see. We don’t just want our students to leave here with a qualification; we want to equip them with all the skills they need for successful careers.

Strong links with employers

Our partnerships with organisations including DAF Trucks, Bristol City Council, Smurfit Kapper, Magnox, BrunelCare, Petit Forestier, University of Bristol, and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust mean our students have the opportunity to undertake apprenticeships with the biggest employers in their sector. Through a combination of on-the-job training and learning at college students gain sector knowledge, real-world experience, and maybe even a career with an industry giant!


We are Bristol’s college

My teachers are very helpful and they offer a lot of opportunities outside of College, like work experience and even jobs. Studying at City of Bristol College helped me improve my knowledge and skills, which will help me to get the best job possible. I have learned to build my confidence and do things I would not have been able to do before.

Danielle Hayward Food Preparation and Service Level 2 Oasis Academy John Williams

Course types and levels to suit everyone

Whether you’ve set your sights on university, want to earn while you learn with an apprenticeship, or are ready to start training for your dream career, we offer a range of course types and levels to suit everyone. Many courses are offered at different levels, and many can be full-time or part-time, to make sure learning with us works for you.

Progress to our University Centre You don’t have to go to university to get a degree – you can stay with us! Our University Centre lets you study a higher education course with small class sizes, affordable fees and specialist lecturers. You can find out more about our HE courses on page 88.

Student success Our students are successful! Our Further Education

pass rate for 2020/21 was 94%, with 96% of students agreeing that their teachers gave them good support.

Most of our students progress to university-level education or apprenticeships once they finish their course, too.

You will be independent

Our students aren’t with us because they have to be; they’re here because they love to learn. When you join City of Bristol College, you will be building your future not just by studying for a qualification, but by taking responsibility for your own learning and developing the essential life skills to progress into higher education or the first steps in your career. Wherever you go next, you will leave us fully prepared!

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Your options

Choosing what to study You have so many options for education and training after GCSEs that it can sometimes feel like an overwhelming decision. We want to help you choose the right next steps for you. When choosing what to study and where, it can be helpful to make a list of things which might influence your decision, and how important they are to you. Here are some things you may want to consider:

What will you enjoy learning?

The first thing to consider when choosing a course is always what you will enjoy learning. Even if you don’t know what you want to do in the future, you will find your course much more engaging and rewarding, and will do better, if you’re learning about a subject you’re passionate about!

What is your dream career?

If you’ve got a career path in mind, consider whether you need to study certain subjects to get there. You might need to study a science or Maths in order to go to university, for example, or complete a training course at college before you can progress into employment. If you’re not sure where you want your course to take you, our online Career Coach tool can help you learn more about yourself and what careers would suit you, find a career based on the course you’re interested in, build your CV and more.

How do you like to learn?

Everyone has a preferred learning style. If you’re academic and perform well in exams, studying A Levels could be the right choice for you. If you’re more of a hands-on person and prefer to learn by doing, you might prefer a vocational course or an apprenticeship to develop your skills in our specialist facilities.

Are you getting the best advice?

It can be helpful to get advice from friends, family and teachers when choosing your next steps. However, it’s important to stay focused on what you want and what’s right for you; don’t choose a course just because your friends are doing it, or because someone else wants you to.

What will you do when you finish this course?

Does the course you’re considering usually lead directly into employment, or are there further study and training opportunities available? Will you want to take those next steps? Consider the course as part of a longer-term plan and where it could lead. Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more


Choosing what to study

Choose your qualification Start here

Do you like school-style learning, writing essays and sitting exams?

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no

A Levels could be the right choice for you. You can study three or four subjects over two years, be assessed through exams and coursework and progress into either employment or higher education, such as at university.

So you’re a practical learner. Do you know which sector you’d like to work in?

A Levels

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We can help you find the right course. Visit us at an Open Event to discuss your options, or get in touch with our careers team.

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Technical and vocational qualifications

A technical or vocational course might suit you! You will learn the theory and practice of your chosen subject at College from specialist tutors, and undertake industry placements to gain real-world experience.

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Do you feel ready to go into work and learn on the job?

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Apprenticeships

It sounds like an apprenticeship could work for you. Apprentices work in a real job with an employer (and get paid), supplemented by learning at College, to work towards an endpoint assessment after which you will get your qualification.

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What our students say I have really enjoyed my time at the College working towards my goal, and having a good teacher like Julian has made it even better. Isabella Davies Health, Fitness and Exercise Instruction Level 2 Colston Girl’s School

I love to learn, and everything on this course was very good. It has allowed me to learn more English terminology and now I have my GCSE, I will be able to start applying for more engineering apprenticeship opportunities. Wellington Miguel GCSE Maths and English Functional Skills

I chose to study at City of Bristol College because it offered the right course to achieve my dream of opening my own café. I have gained so many new skills on this course and the support students receive is very good. Ruby Luton Food Preparation and Service Level 2 Oasis Academy John Williams

Through learning at College I have been able to gain wider knowledge and understanding on the topics I’m interested in. Harriet Thompson Childcare Level 3 St Mary Redcliffe & Temple


What our students and staff say

What our staff say We give students opportunities they never imagined were available to them. We create a safe and supportive environment for them to study in and progress.

Darren Clarke Transition and Progression Mentor One and a half years at City of Bristol College

Students get a second chance to start again. They get a chance to reinvent themselves and it is a privilege to watch them grow and become more independent.

Laura Jefferson Learning and Development Coach/ Art and Photography A Level Lecturer Nine years at City of Bristol College

The College facilities are brilliant! allowing our students to gain industry standard knowledge and experience. Rob Harrison Animal Care Technician and Lecturer Four and a half years at City of Bristol College

I love that I get to help students from diverse backgrounds to express themselves creatively. Kate Dowle Theatrical and Media Make-Up Lecturer 10 years at City of Bristol College

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Locations

Facilities City of Bristol College is a dynamic and exciting place to learn, with outstanding learning centres across the city, each with its own unique character. Our state-of-the-art facilities, including the brand new £9m Advanced Construction Skills Centre, are purpose-built so our students can learn in environments that replicate the real workplaces they’ll be going into, using industry-standard equipment and working alongside employers. Among our amazing facilities you will find: Animal care centre Aircraft hangar and workshop Art and design studios Body and paint workshop Catering kitchens City Restaurant City Salons Computer science labs Construction trade work rooms Fabrication and welding workshop Fashion studio Floristry studio and outdoor horticulture spaces Forensic crime scene rooms Heavy and light vehicle workshops Jet engine rooms Motorcycle workshop Outdoor civils yard Plumbing workshop Photography studio Travel Hub

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

360˚ Virtual Tours Visit our website to see inside


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Locations Advanced Engineering Centre Motor Vehicle Technology Centre

Bristol

Ashley Down Centre South Gloucestershire

College Green Centre

South Bristol Skills Academy Advanced Construction Skills Centre North Somerset

Bath & North East Somerset

Advanced Engineering Centre Parkway Gate 2, New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8SF

Motor Vehicle Technology Centre at Parkway Gate 1, New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8SF

Ashley Down Centre Ashley Down Road, Bristol BS7 9BU

College Green Centre St George’s Road, Bristol BS1 5UA

South Bristol Skills Academy The Boulevard, Hengrove Park, Bristol BS14 0DB

Advanced Construction Skills Centre The Boulevard, Hengrove Park, Bristol BS14 0DB


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Advanced Construction Skills Centre The newest addition to the College map, our £9million Advanced Construction Skills Centre spans 3,500sqm at our south Bristol site. The brand-new Centre was built with sustainability in mind in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority, with facilities suitable for employers to work alongside students. All curriculum will feature modules on sustainable methods of construction, including retro-fitting, providing our students with the skills they require for now and in the future. Here you will find: Bench joinery workshop Carpentry workshop IT rooms Machinery workshop Motor vehicle workshop Outdoor civils yard Spray rooms Headline sponsor


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Advanced Construction Skills Centre, The Boulevard, Hengrove Park, Bristol, BS14 0DB There is free parking for students and visitors. Disabled parking is available.

Secure bicycle anchor points and Bikeaway lockers are available. The Centre is served by bus routes 36, 50, 52, 75, 76, 515


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Advanced Engineering Centre The Advanced Engineering Centre is purpose-built with state-of-theart facilities including workshops, computer-aided simulation rigs, testing and diagnostic equipment and even an aircraft hangar. Students at this centre will have access to industry-standard equipment from Facom, Stanley, Black and Decker and more. Here you will find: 3D printing facilities Aircraft hangar/workshop Avionics laboratory CAD and CNC workshop Classrooms and study areas Composites workshop Computer rooms Electronics laboratory Engineering workshop Hand skills workshops Hydraulics laboratory Jet engine rooms Machine workshop Maintenance workshop


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Advanced Engineering Centre New Rd, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SF There is free parking for students and visitors. Disabled parking is available. Within walking distance of Bristol Parkway train station.

Secure bicycle anchor points and Bikeaway lockers are available. The Centre is served by bus routes 3B, 19, 73, 77, 501, 502, 625, X5, X73.


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Ashley Down Centre The Ashley Down Centre is a vibrant centre just a stone’s throw from Gloucester Road. It houses part of our University Centre, part of our ESOL 16-18 and SEN provision and the Access to Higher Education courses.

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

Here you will find: Classrooms and study areas Computer rooms Electrical workshop Environmental technology centre John Cabot community café Kitchens Plumbing workshop Specialist classrooms for students with Special Educational Needs Sensory classroom Sensory garden University Centre


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Ashley Down Centre Ashley Down Road, Bristol, BS7 9BU There is free parking for students and visitors. Disabled parking is also available.

Secure bicycle anchor points and Bikeaway lockers are available. The Centre is served by bus 70.


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College Green Centre In the heart of Bristol sits our busiest Centre. College Green is the main site for our A Level provision, our Science, ESOL, Art and Health and Social Care courses, and many more. Here you will find: Art studios Catering kitchen CAD and CNC workshop City Salons City Restaurant Classrooms and study areas Computer rooms Computer science laboratories Creative studios Dark room Digital suites Fashion studio Forensic crime scene rooms Mac suites Media studios Photography and film studios Science laboratories University Centre


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College Green Centre St George’s Rd, Bristol, BS1 5UA The nearest public car parks are Millennium Square and Jacobs Well Road. On-street parking on St George’s Road and College Street car park is limited to two hours.

Secure bicycle anchor points and Bikeaway lockers are available. The Centre is served by multiple routes serving the city centre.


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Motor Vehicle Technology Centre The Motor Vehicle Technology Centre is home to most of our motor vehicle provision, and is the DAF apprenticeship centre, with specialist facilities including heavy and light vehicle workshops. Here you will find: Welding workshop Heavy vehicle workshop Light vehicle workshop


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Motor Vehicle Technology Centre at Parkway Gate, 1 New Rd, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SF There is free parking for students and visitors. Disabled parking is available. Within walking distance of Bristol Parkway train station.

Secure bicycle anchor points and Bikeaway lockers are available. The Centre is served by bus routes 3B, 19, 73, 77, 501, 502, 625, X5, X73.


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South Bristol Skills Academy The impressive South Bristol Skills Academy (SBSA) offers a bright and spacious environment for our students to learn in. SBSA is also the main site of our university-level study options in partnership with UWE Bristol. Here you will find: Animal care facilities Bricklaying and plastering workshop Catering kitchens City Salons City Restaurant Classrooms and study areas Computer rooms Construction workshop Floristry studio Horticultural outdoor spaces Specialist classrooms for students with Special Education Needs Travel Hub University Centre


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South Bristol Skills Academy The Boulevard, Hengrove Park, Bristol, BS14 0DB There is free parking for students and visitors. Disabled parking is available.

Secure bicycle anchor points and Bikeaway lockers are available. The Centre is served by bus routes 36, 50, 52, 75, 76, 515


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City Salons Our City Salons at College Green and South Bristol Skills Academy are kitted out with industry-standard equipment to give our hair and beauty students the opportunity to learn from industry professionals in a real working environment. Our students are taught a range of hair, beauty and make-up techniques, work on paying clients and learn real-world salon and spa standards first-hand in spaces just like the ones they’ll be going to work in.


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City Restaurant Also found at College Green and South Bristol Skills Academy, our catering and hospitality students have the opportunity to work in industry-standard kitchens and serve in our City Restaurant. The kitchens provide our students with everything they need to serve up restaurant-standard dishes to paying customers, including their peers. Students can grab lunch or dinner and spaces are available to book on Thursday evenings for themed and gourmet nights. The kitchens have also been graced by cooking greats as students are given the opportunity to learn from and work alongside Michelin-star chefs from near and far before dishing up a four-course menu for customers in the evening.

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more


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Your options

Let’s get started with your options City of Bristol College undertakes to provide the education and support services detailed within the brochure. It does not guarantee the provision of such services, since circumstances beyond the control of the College may affect its ability to do so. The information, including special provision made to reduce the spread of coronavirus, was correct at the time of going to print but may suffer amendment from time to time without prior notice, in relation to both individual courses and the facilities and services from or provided by the College. A minimum enrolment total is required for the opening of any class. The College reserves the right to cancel or change a class, course or programme if there is a significant reduction in attendance, or where the minimum enrolment total is not achieved, or due to changes beyond our control.


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The following section lists all of the courses currently offered at City of Bristol College.

___________________________ Entry requirements and levels of learning

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A Levels A Level pathways A Level courses

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Apprenticeships 34 Technical and vocational courses

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English and Maths

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English for Speakers of

cityofbristol.ac.uk

Other Languages (ESOL)

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Skills for Life and Employment

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University-level courses

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Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more


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Entry requirements and levels of learning When you join us, we want you to be placed on a course that’s the right level for you. Your GCSE results will indicate which course level you will begin at. Whatever level you start at, there are plenty of opportunities to learn and progress onto further study, an apprenticeship or employment. You can stay with us all the way up to degree level. If you achieve five GCSEs at grade 4-9, you are likely to join a Level 3 programme. There are some exceptions, for example, if you have not studied the subject before and need to develop new specialist skills, such as hairdressing or brickwork. If you do not gain five GCSEs at grade 4-9, you will simply start on a lower level course initially and then have the opportunity to progress to Level 3. We will discuss your options with you at your course information meeting, or when you visit us for an Open Event. Remember, all school leavers are guaranteed a place at the right level for them for September 2022 entry. Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more


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Find your level The following table shows the general entry requirements for different levels and the types of learning available. Please check our website for course-specific or additional entry requirements.

Foundation/Entry Level Vocational pathways English

Maths Skills for employment

No formal qualifications are required for Foundation Level courses. What next: Progress to Level 1, Level 2 or technical/vocational qualification.

Foundation/Level 1 Vocational pathways English

Maths Skills for employment

Four grade 2s at GCSE, normally including English Language and Maths at grade 2 or above. What next: Progress to Level 2, technical/vocational qualification or an intermediate apprenticeship.

Level 2 Intermediate apprenticeships

Technical/vocational qualifications

Three grade 3s at GCSE or a Level 1 qualification at Merit grade as well as English Language and Maths at grade 3 or above. What next: Progress to a Level 3 course or advanced apprenticeship.

Level 3 A Levels* (Five grade 4 passes at GCSE including maths and English Language)

Advanced Apprenticeships Technical/vocational qualifications

Five grade 4s at GCSE or full Level 2 qualification at merit grade as well as English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above. What next: Progress into higher education, higher apprenticeship or employment. * Entry requirements for some A Levels specify higher GCSE grades.

Level 4 HNC/HND BA Hons Foundation Degrees B(Eng) Entry to Level 4 programmes is subject to the UCAS points system for full-time study. All entry requirements are available on our website. What next: Progress into employment or on to further study.


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All about A Levels

If you’re academically-minded and usually perform well in exams, A Levels could be the right choice for you. They offer the opportunity to study a range of subjects and gain the academic knowledge and skills that are valued by universities and employers.

How will you learn?

Most students study a full-time programme of three A Levels over two years, although it may be possible to study four. You will be taught at our College Green Centre by expert tutors, and where applicable, have access to our specialist facilities to complete practical work.

How will you be assessed?

A Levels are mainly assessed by external exams at the end of the two years, with mock exams held at the end of your first year. Some subjects may be partially assessed through coursework.

Entry requirements

A Levels are Level 3 qualifications, and for entry onto the courses you will need six GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent, including 4 (C) or higher in English Language and Maths. Some subjects will also have additional entry requirements.

Where next?

Once you’ve completed your A Levels, you may choose to go to university, or enrol onto a higher education course at our University Centre. You could also progress onto a higher-level apprenticeship, or use the academic knowledge and skills you’ve gained to go into employment.


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A Level pathways

We have designed five pathways which will help you choose subjects that complement each other and will help you towards your career goals. These pathways are just a guide, though – you can take any combination of subjects as long as they fit in your timetable.

Creative pathway:

Art, Photography, Media Studies, Film Studies, Sociology, Maths, English Language, English Literature, Computer Science

Humanities pathway:

Sociology, History, Geography, English Language, English Literature, Media Studies, Politics, Film Studies

Social Science pathway:

Sociology, Psychology, History, Politics

Science pathway:

Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Maths, Biology, Computer Science, Further Maths

Business and Law pathway:

Business, Law, Politics, Psychology, Computer Science, Maths Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more


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A Levels Art and Design A Level

Art and Design is for anyone with a genuine interest in art. You will learn how to express yourself through a variety of disciplines, work independently, research and develop your ideas and link your work together in a meaningful way.

Biology A Level

Biology is the study of living things: the diversity of life, the structure and function of living organisms and their interactions with the natural environment. You will develop a thorough understanding of biology and the scientific theory and processes that control and affect it.

Business Studies A Level

Business Studies covers all aspects of how businesses are created and run, with modules including management and leadership, marketing, human resources, financial performance and motivation.

Chemistry A Level

Chemistry is the science of materials: their composition, structure, properties and behaviour. You will learn the fundamentals of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry and undertake practical work to see Chemistry in action.

Computer Science A Level

Computer Science is the study of processes that interact with data. You will learn Python and cover the fundamentals of programming, data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented program design.

English Language A Level

English Language explores the ways in which we use words to establish an identity and relate to others. You will develop your own creative and journalistic skills by writing for a variety of audiences and purposes.

English Literature A Level

English Literature is designed to develop your critical thinking, analytical, and creative skills while exploring and analysing some of the greatest classic and modern literary works.

Film Studies A Level

Film Studies will give you a new appreciation of film as an art form, enhance your understanding of the world in terms of competing values, attitudes and beliefs, and put theory to practice by making a short film or writing a screenplay.

Further Maths A Level

Further Maths is designed to stretch your Maths knowledge. You will study core maths and statistics, mechanics or decision maths as well as more challenging material such as complex numbers and hyperbolic geometry.

Geography A Level

Geography deals with vital issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation, social issues and natural hazards. You will undertake two supervised fieldwork trips and one independent one to study these phenomena in real life.


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History A Level

History involves depth and breadth studies of periods of time to develop your understanding of society and the world in which we live, as well as valuable skills for life including analysis, research, communication and problem-solving.

Law A Level

Law is the study of how the legal system works, the basic principles of how laws are made and applied, and how the law shapes our lives, our society and our moral values. You will study basic and advanced topics on criminal and contract law.

Maths A Level

Maths is a universal language which helps to explain the world around us and is essential to many areas of science. You will study pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics, which are all transferable to a variety of further study options including the sciences and engineering.

Media Studies A Level

Media Studies will teach you to understand all the ways in which the media influences culture, and why people might respond to the media differently. You will study advertising and marketing, newspapers, film radio, video games, TV, magazines and online media.

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

Photography A Level

Photography will teach you to look at the world in a creative way. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes.

Physics A Level

Physics, put simply, explains the basic laws of nature. You will study topics across the breadth of Physics including particles and radiation, mechanics and materials, waves and electricity and nuclear physics.

Politics A Level

Politics is the study of how governments work, how the decisions they make affect our lives, and political ideologies. You will study the government and politics of the UK and the US, and learn to identify political theory in action.

Psychology A Level

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and mental processes. You will study topics including conformity, memory and phobia, and apply these theories to understand events, mental health issues and interpersonal relationships.

Sociology A Level

Sociology is the study of the people that make up a society, how society is organised and the role of individuals and groups within it. You will explore topics like age, social class, ethnicity, gender and religion and how they might impact a person’s life.


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All about apprenticeships If you’ve already decided on a career and are ready to get started, an apprenticeship is a great way to earn while you learn. As an apprentice, you will work for and be paid by an employer while being assessed by the College to gain a qualification as well as a wealth of work-related knowledge, skills and experience. The length of your apprenticeship will depend on the level undertaken and the industry. You will need to find an employer as part of your apprenticeship application, but we can help you with this. We’re proud to be both an apprenticeship provider and employer. We have long-standing partnerships with employers across Bristol, including DAF, Bristol Airport and Vistry Group, as well as more than 400 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across a range of sectors. When you undertake an apprenticeship with us, you will be a part of the College community, with access to our bustling Centres, specialist facilities to support your learning and our students’ union.

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

Did you know? We were ranked 14th in Rate My Apprenticeship’s Top 50 Training Providers in 2020-21. How will you learn?

You will undertake a real job with your employer, meeting other apprentices and learning your skills and knowledge first-hand through experience of working in the industry. You will also learn from our specialist College staff, either at one of our Centres or at work.

How will you be assessed?

You will complete assessments throughout your apprenticeship to demonstrate your learning, and will undertake a formal assessment at the end of the apprenticeship.


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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for an apprenticeship with us vary depending on their level: Level 2 apprenticeships: GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 5-2, or equivalent Level 3 apprenticeships: GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 9-3, or a Level 2 apprenticeship, or equivalent Level 4/5 apprenticeships: GCSEs at grade 9-4, and A Levels, or a Level 3 college course, or a Level 3 apprenticeship, or equivalent

Where next?

After you complete your apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to stay with your employer, as a permanent employee or on a higher-level apprenticeship. You may also choose to undertake a higher-level apprenticeship with another employer, or to progress to further study at college or university. We offer apprenticeships in: Business and Professional Services Catering and Hospitality Computing and IT Construction Engineering Hair Health and Social Care Motor Vehicle and Transport You can find out more about our apprenticeship courses within the relevant course subject section.

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more


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All about technical and vocational courses On a technical or vocational course, you will learn the professional knowledge and technical skills to progress into your chosen career or industry sector. Your qualification provides a strong foundation for further study, completing higher-level training or progressing into employment.

How will you learn?

Entry requirements

All our technical and vocational courses include industry placements, work-based projects and working with employers and external organisations to give our students as much workplace experience as possible.

Where next?

You will be taught a combination of theory and practice across the breadth of your subject by specialist tutors, mainly at College. Where relevant, you will have access to our specialist facilities to learn in a simulated work environment. You will study for one or two years, depending on the course subject and level.

How will you be assessed?

Technical and vocational courses are mostly assessed through coursework, but some courses may have examined units. Where undertaken, work-based projects and industry placements will include feedback from the employers.

Our technical and vocational courses are usually Level 2 or Level 3, and the entry requirements for a specific course will depend on its level and the qualification you will gain. If you don’t yet have GCSE English and Maths, both at grade 4 or above, you will study the relevant GCSE or a Functional Skills course alongside your qualification.

Depending on the qualification level you complete, you could progress onto further study either at college or, if you’ve completed a Level 3 qualification, at university. You could also progress onto an apprenticeship at the level above the qualification you’ve earned, or go straight into employment.

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more


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Foundation programmes

Pathways (SEND)

Foundation programmes are designed for young people who: Don’t yet meet the entry requirements for a Level 2 qualification Want to begin studying a different subject at foundation level Would benefit from a greater focus on personal and social development skills We offer a wide range of vocational pathways to choose from, including: Construction, Business, Travel & Tourism, Sport and Animal Care.

Our SEND study programmes are designed to give young people with special educational needs and learning difficulties the skills and experience to live a more independent life, progress into further study or move into employment. We work with the young person to create a study timetable based on their interests, skills, support needs and aspirations. SEND study programmes are available from pre-entry level to Level 1 and include: English Maths Communication IT Personal and social development Vocational training Work experience Independent living


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Animal Care Caring for animals makes for a rewarding and engaging career. Students on our Animal Care courses learn at our vibrant Animal Care Centre at South Bristol Skills Academy, home to rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes, giant African snails and more.

The facilities here are fantastic! The size of the centre, the equipment and everything else we have helps prepare us for a career in the industry. I hope to work at the College as an Animal Care Technician once I finish my course. Holly Hemmings Animal Care Level 1 Pathways Learning Centre


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Animal Care Certificate Level 1

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is an introduction to animal care, teaching students how to handle and care for small animals correctly, and how to check their health. Alongside studying animal care, you will complete a Personal Progression Plan and complete an English and/or Maths qualification at the right level for you.

Animal Care Technical Certificate Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course teaches students the theory of animal care supported by practical learning to get you ready for a career in the industry. You will learn topics including animal biology, animal handling and health, welfare and behaviour.

Animal Management Advanced Technical Extended Diploma Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy Two years, full-time This course covers advanced animal care skills as well as an understanding of broader topics like pet shop management, kennels and catteries and ecology and conservation. Upon completion you could progress to further study, undertake a high-level apprenticeship or start your career in animal management.

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Animal Technician, Conservation Worker, Dog Trainer, Kennel or Cattery Worker, Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Nurse, Progression to University Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more


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Applied Science Learning science hands-on will broaden your understanding of the world around you, and give you a qualification that’s highly valued by employers and universities. Our applied science students are encouraged to undertake work placements to gain even more real-world experience, with previous employers including University of Bristol, the NHS, We The Curious and Specsavers.

Starting my course, I believed work experience wasn’t really needed, but getting that experience meant I really stood out to universities. The College supported me to get this vital training and I wouldn’t change a thing. Mia Thorne-Burton Applied Science (Biomedical) Level 3 Oasis Academy John Williams


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Applied Science BTEC Level 2

Awarded by Pearson College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is a broad introduction to applied science principles. You will learn scientific skills and the practical applications of life science, as well as how scientific theories are formed and the basics of investigating a crime scene. You will also learn English and Maths alongside your course at an appropriate level for you.

Career Opportunities after university studies: Forensic Scientist, Forensic Fire Investigator, Laboratory Technician, Nurse, Pharmacist

Applied Science Diploma Level 3

Awarded by Pearson College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course is equivalent to three A Levels and covers principles and applications of science, practical scientific procedures, an investigative project, contemporary issues and biomedical science. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then choose between two pathways for year two: Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Analytical and Forensic Science), or Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical Science).

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Business and Professional Services If you aspire to a career in management, accountancy, business ownership or anywhere else in the professional world, you will find the course to get there among our varied Business and Professional Services curriculum.

International Supply Chain Logistics Certificate Level 1

Skills For Business Diploma Level 2

International Supply Chain Logistics Foundation Diploma Level 2

Accounts or Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by Open Awards South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is an introduction to supply chain and logistics, and provides a solid grounding from which to progress to International Supply Chain Logistics Diploma Level 2.

Awarded by Open Awards South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course will build on the knowledge gained at Level 1, and cover topics including project management, the role of freight forwarding and marketing in a logistics environment. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then progress to the Extended Diploma for year two.

Awarded by NCFE College Green Centre 18 weeks, full-time This course is an introduction to the world of business, covering topics like business culture, how to produce professional documents and how to work with others in different business situations.

Awarded by AAT College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment as an accounts assistant or finance assistant. You will complete on-the-job training and learning at College to pass your endpoint assessment and receive your accountancy qualification.


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Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite One year, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a customerfacing role. You will learn skills that are highly valued by employers, such as how to effectively communicate with customers and how best to resolve their problems.

Accounting Fast-Track Certificate Level 2/Diploma Level 3

Awarded by AAT College Green Centre One year, part-time This demanding course is for students who want to fast-track their accountancy career. You will complete your Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in one year, so it’s important that you are committed and willing to dedicate the time and effort to start your career sooner.

Business Diploma Level 3

Awarded by Pearson/Edexcel College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course is for students who want to gain in-depth knowledge of business, and even progress to higher education. You will learn a breadth of topics including marketing, accounting, team development and events management, and have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then progress to the Extended Diploma for year two.

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Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by AAT College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is a higher-level apprenticeship for students who have secured employment as an assistant accountant. You will complete a series of modules to develop your knowledge of accounting practices and gain your Level 3 qualification, from which you can progress into employment or further study.

Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite One year, full-time This course is a higher-level apprenticeship for students who have secured employment in a business administration role. You will complete a series of modules to develop your knowledge of business administration practices and gain your Level 3 qualification, from which you can progress into employment or further study.

Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite One year, full-time This course is a higher-level apprenticeship for students who have secured employment in a customer service role, who are working on complex tasks that involve some degree of decision-making. You will learn advanced skills including how to manage the delivery of customer service and implementing quality control.

Human Resources Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by CIPD College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course is a higher-level apprenticeship for students who have secured employment in a HR role, possibly delivering front-line support to managers or even managing HR in a small organisation. You will develop your existing knowledge of HR issues and principles and develop skills favoured by employers.


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My time at College has been everything I could have wanted. All of my teachers shared helpful feedback and always kept me focused and on track to meet my targets. Gemma Fear Business Level 3 Oasis Academy Brislington

Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by CMI Offsite Two years, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment in a manager or team leader role, or are working towards one. You will learn more about the key responsibilities of a manager including supporting and developing team members, managing projects and resolving problems.

International Supply Chain Management Diploma Level 3

Awarded by Open Awards South Bristol Skills Academy Two years, full-time This course covers a range of topics involved in the fast-moving logistics industry, including modes of transportation, warehousing operations, sustainable supply chains and more. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then progress to the Extended Diploma for year two.

Career Opportunities

Accountant, Account Manager, Business Manager, Business Consultant, Economist, Entrepreneur, Events Organiser, Financial Advisor, Marketing Professional, Paralegal, Stockbroker

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Catering and Hospitality Our City Restaurants at College Green and South Bristol Skills Academy give our catering and hospitality students the opportunity to learn their craft in an industry-standard environment, fully equipped with everything you will find in the workplace.

Career Opportunities

Barista, Chef de Partie, Commis Chef, Events Caterer, Head Chef, Head Waiter, Hotel Manager, Pastry Chef, Restaurant Manager, Sous Chef

Catering and Hospitality Certificate Level 1

Food Preparation and Service Technical Certificate Level 2

Introduction to Professional Cookery Diploma Level 1

General Food and Beverage Service Certificate Level 2

Awarded by Pearson/Edexcel South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course will introduce you to the catering and hospitality sector, and give you the knowledge and skills to progress to a subject-specific Level 1 or Level 2 course. As well as studying catering and hospitality topics, you will complete a Level 1 BTEC Introductory Vocational Studies qualification and develop your employability skills.

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is an entry-level introduction to working in professional catering. You will gain an overview of working in the hospitality industry, food and drink service and practical cooking skills, as well as studying English and Maths at an appropriate level for you and learning employability skills.

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre or South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course teaches students the essential skills for a career in the food and beverages industry. You will learn how the hospitality sector works and the different types of establishments and roles within it, as well as how to prepare and serve a range of savoury and sweet products and how to work safely with excellent levels of customer care.

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who are interested in working front of house in the hospitality sector. You will learn the range of skills needed in roles like bartender and barista, as well as honing your customer service skills, learning more about wines, beers and spirits and planning layouts for a variety of events. You will also have the chance to gain experience at major events in Bristol.


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Professional Cookery Technical Certificate Level 2

Production Chef Apprenticeship Level 2

Professional Cookery Technical Diploma Level 3

Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is a progression option for students who have completed Professional Cookery Level 1 or Food Preparation and Service Technical Certificate Level 2, and want to pursue a career as a professional chef. You will learn how professional kitchens work and many of the techniques used in professional cookery.

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who have completed Professional Cookery Level 2 and are already working at least 30 hours a week in professional cookery. It’s designed to give you the skills needed to progress to a higher-level role in cookery or work in more prestigious establishments, covering advanced technical skills and professional knowledge.

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite 14 months, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment or are already working in professional cookery, and want to progress on a work-based route. You will work with your employer and your College trainer to complete on- and off-the-job training and gain your apprenticeship certificate.

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy Two years, full-time This course is for students who aspire to a career in a fine dining setting, and who are already employed at a fine dining restaurant for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You will learn the knowledge and skills required to become a commis chef, and demonstrate these at your endpoint assessment.


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Computing and Information Technology Digital and computer technologies touch every aspect of our lives, and the rapid pace of change in the industry means there are plenty of career opportunities to explore, whether you want to be a software developer, design innovative apps or create inspiring websites. Information Technology Certificate Level 1

Awarded by Edexcel College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is designed to introduce you to the IT sector, and give you the basic skills needed to progress onto a subject-specific Level 1 or Level 2 course. As well as learning about IT, you will develop your employability skills to get you ready for the world of work.

ICT Diploma Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is designed to give you a broad understanding of computing and IT principles, covering up-todate technology and a range of specialisms to prepare you either for further study or employment.


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Computing Certificate Level 3

Awarded by Pearson College Green Centre One or two years, full-time This course is an introduction to the IT sector with a focus on applied learning. You can opt to study for one year and gain a qualification equivalent to 0.5 A Levels, or two years and gain equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. You can also study for a third year to achieve a Diploma or Extended Diploma in Computing.

Computing Extended Certificate Level 3

Awarded by Pearson College Green Centre One or two years, full-time This course is an introduction to the IT sector with a focus on applied learning. You can opt to study for one year and gain a qualification equivalent to one A Level, or two years and gain equivalent to two A Levels.

Computing National Diploma Level 3

Awarded by Pearson College Green Centre One to two years, full-time This course covers a range of higher-level IT skills such as computer science, web development and software design, and is assessed through exams and assignments. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then progress to the Extended Diploma for year two.


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Digital Support Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course supports students employed in digital technician roles to gain your Level 3 qualification, and follows either a digital applications or digital services pathway, depending on whether your employment is more focused on providing IT solutions inside an organisation or to external clients.

ICT Diploma Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is designed for students who want to learn a range of IT skills in a practical way that focuses on real-world scenarios. Alongside your IT qualification, you will also learn employability skills, communication and organisational skills, and develop your English and Maths where relevant.

Software Development Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by BCS College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment in a software development role. You will learn a broad range of skills essential to software development such as logic, security, development support, data, analysis and development life cycle.

Digital Marketer Level 3 Apprenticeship

Awarded by BCS College Green Centre 18 months, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment in a digital marketing role. You will learn the essential skills to be successful in digital marketing, including written communication, research, technologies, implementation and analysis.


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Junior Content Developer Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by BCS College Green Centre 18 months, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment in a junior content role. You will learn a broad range of skills needed to become a content creator or content manager, including content planning, content delivery, content creation and evaluation and industry awareness.

Career Opportunities

App Developer, Computer Engineer, Forensic Computer Analyst, Games Programmer, IT Support Technician, Network Engineer, Systems Analyst, Web Developer

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Construction The UK construction sector is rapidly growing and increasingly lucrative. Whether you learn at our state-ofthe-art Advanced Construction Skills Centre, or in the workshops at Ashley Down Centre, our sector-specific facilities will teach you all the skills you need for your chosen career.

The construction industry accounts for 40% of the UK’s total emissions, and the sector is changing rapidly to reduce its impact on our environment. With key priorities including retrofitting existing housing, using sustainable materials and switching to greener energy, there has never been a more exciting time to enter the construction industry and be a part of the journey to net zero.

Construction Multi Trades Certificate Level 1

Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2

Construction (Electrical Installation) Certificate Level 1

Electrical Installation Diploma Level 3

Awarded by Pearson/Edexcel Advanced Construction Skills Centre One year, full-time This course is an entry-level introduction to the world of construction. You will complete a series of carpentry, brickwork and wet trade assignments, as well as studying English and Maths at the right level for you and developing your employability.

Awarded by City & Guilds Ashley Down Centre One year, full-time This course teaches students fundamental electrical installation skills, including making a circuit, costing a small repair and drawing a plan of a room. You will also undertake work experience to develop your practical skills.

Awarded by EAL Ashley Down Centre One year, full-time This course is an introduction to working as an electrician, and combines theoretical and practical elements. You will learn basic electrical installation, science, communication, calculation of components and safe working practices, as well as English and Maths at the right level for you.

Awarded by EAL Ashley Down Centre One year, full-time This course is for students progressing from the Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2. You will learn the advanced skills needed to qualify as an electrician, and progress into a higher-level apprenticeship or employment.


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Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by EAL Ashley Down Centre Four years, full-time This course will teach you all the skills you need to become a qualified electrician. For the first three years you will attend College one day a week to support your workplace learning and work on your NVQ portfolio. The final year is entirely in the workplace, where you will complete your portfolio and prepare for your endpoint assessment.

Construction (Plumbing) Certificate Level 1

Awarded by City & Guilds Ashley Down Centre One year, full-time This course teaches students fundamental plumbing skills, including fixing water pipes, making minor repairs in a house and costing repair jobs. You will also undertake work experience to develop your practical skills.

Plumbing Studies Diploma Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Ashley Down Centre One year, full-time This course introduces the skills you will need to become a plumber. Topics covered include domestic water systems, sanitation and drainage, electrical and science principles, heating systems, detailed calculation of quantities and safe working practices, as well as English and Maths at the right level for you.

Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds Ashley Down Centre Four years, full-time This course will teach you all the skills you need to become a plumbing and heating technician, including planning, selecting, installing and maintaining all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. You will attend College one day a week to supplement your workplace learning with off-the-job knowledge, skills and behaviours.


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Construction (Bricklaying) Level 1

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre One year, full-time This course teaches students fundamental bricklaying skills, including costing repair jobs, making minor repairs, drawing a plan of a room and building walls. You will also undertake work experience to develop your practical skills.

Bricklaying Diploma Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre and Ashley Down Centre One year, full-time This course is an introduction to brickwork skills, including how to build solid brick and block walls and brick piers, and how to interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures. You will also gain practical experience of thin joint masonry and masonry cladding, and study English and Maths at the right level for you.

Brickwork Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre or Ashley Down Centre Three years, full-time This course will teach you all the skills you need to become a bricklayer. You will learn through a combination of workplace learning and training at College to pass your endpoint assessment and complete your qualification.

Construction (Carpentry and Joinery) Level 1 Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre One year, full-time This course teaches students fundamental carpentry and joinery skills, including making carpentry joints, making minor repairs to a house, drawing a plan of a room and costing small carpentry jobs. You will also undertake work experience to develop your practical skills.

Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre or Ashley Down Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who want to learn carpentry skills beyond basic woodworking. You will learn quantities and communicating with others, understanding construction technology, carrying out fixing operations and carrying out structural carcassing operations.


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I am a very practical learner and once I found out I could obtain on-site experience while gaining qualifications and being paid, I couldn’t say no! I have found the whole experience very enjoyable and I have learned an extraordinary amount about the construction industry since starting as an apprentice. Benjamin Dick

Construction Level 3 Apprenticeship

Bench Joinery Diploma Level 2

Bench Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3

Bench Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre One year, full-time This course teaches students the skills needed for a career as a joiner. You will gain hands-on experience of setting and marking out for joinery components such as doors, windows and stairs, and learn how to set up and operate a circular saw.

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre or Ashley Down Centre Two years, full-time This course is for students who have already secured employment in a bench joinery role. You will learn job-specific skills from your employer, supplemented by training at College, to obtain a work-based NVQ, College certificate and Functional Skills qualification if necessary.

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre Two years, full-time This course is for students progressing from a Bench Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2. You will learn a range of higher-level bench joinery skills from your employer and at College to gain a Level 3 workbased NVQ.

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre or Ashley Down Centre Two years, full-time This course is for students who have already secured employment in a site carpentry role. You will learn jobspecific skills from your employer, supplemented by training at College, to obtain a work-based NVQ, College certificate and Functional Skills qualification if necessary.


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Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre or Ashley Down Centre Two years, full-time This course is for students progressing from a Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2. You will learn a range of higher-level site carpentry skills from your employer and at College to gain a Level 3 work-based NVQ.

Construction (Plastering) Level 1 Certificate

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre One year, full-time This course teaches students fundamental plastering skills, including mouldings, costing a small repair job, drawing a plan of a room and developing a personal progression plan. You will also undertake work experience to develop your practical skills.

Plastering Diploma Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre One year, full-time This course teaches students the skills needed for a career as a plasterer. You will gain hands-on experience of applying plaster and plaster products to internal and external surfaces, forming cement sand screeds, communication and detailed building quantities calculations.

Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre or Ashley Down Centre Two years, full-time This course is for students who have already secured employment in a plastering role. You will learn jobspecific skills from your employer, supplemented by training at College, to obtain a work-based NVQ, College certificate and Functional Skills qualification if necessary.


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Construction, Management and the Built Environment Diploma Level 3

Maintenance Operations Diploma Level 2

Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by Pearson Advanced Construction Skills Centre Two years, full-time This course explores a broad range of topics across construction, including Principles of Design, Technologies, Project Management, Surveying, Building Services, Health and Safety, Tendering, Modelling, Quality Control and more.

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre Three years, full-time This course is for students pursuing a career in the construction industry, providing technical support to engineers and other construction professionals in the design, development, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of the built environment and infrastructure.

Interior Systems Installer (Dry Lining) Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite Two years, full-time This course teaches the skills required to begin a career as an interior systems installer. You will learn the methods to install different drylining systems that form the walls and rooms within a building, often used to hide wires and pipes whilst improving acoustics and create space for insulation.

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Construction Skills Centre One year, full-time This course teaches the skills needed for a career as a maintenance operative. You will learn how to carry out small-scale plastering, plumbing, painting, building decorating and carpentry repairs. You will also learn about health, safety and welfare in construction.

Awarded by City of Bristol College Offsite One year, full-time This course is for students already working in a maintenance role, such as in housing or commercial properties. You will use your existing knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and decorating to carry out repairs and reactive maintenance.

Career Opportunities

Architect, Bricklayer, Carpenter, Electrician, Interior Systems Installer, Maintenance Operative, Plasterer, Plumber, Quantity Surveyor

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Creative Arts and Media Our creative arts facilities include art and design workshops, fashion studios, movie suites, dark rooms and more. Our students also have the opportunity to undertake projects alongside Bristol’s media employers, which in the past have included BBC and Aardman.

Creative Media Production Certificate Level 1

Awarded by Pearson/Edexcel College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is an entry-level introduction into the world of creative media production. You will complete assignments to start building your portfolio, as well as completing a BTEC Personal and Social Development qualification and learning employability skills.

Creative Media (TV and Film Production) Diploma Level 2

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who are interested in digital art and media, and more specifically, TV and film. You will learn a range of basic creative skills and subject-specific ones, and research the individual styles of a range of TV and film professionals.

Creative Media TV, Film and Audio Production Diploma Level 3

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course teaches students a variety of production methods including filming, lighting, sound recording and video/sound editing. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then for year two you could progress onto the Extended Diploma, or transfer to another creative Diploma such as Graphic Design or Photography.

Creative Media (Games Design and Animation) Diploma Level 2

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who are interested in digital art and media, and more specifically, games design and animation. You will learn a range of basic creative skills and subjectspecific ones, and research the individual styles of a range of games design and animation professionals.


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Creative Media Production (Games, Animation and VFX) Diploma Level 3 Awarded by UAL College Green Centre One to two years, full-time This course is for students who want to pursue a career in designing and developing games. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then for year two you could progress onto the Extended Diploma, or transfer to another creative Diploma such as Graphic Design or Photography.

Digital Design and Imagery Diploma Level 2

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre One year, full-time This course will introduce you to basic digital design practices, skills and techniques. You will build your portfolio by working on interesting and diverse projects, and develop skills in graphic design, digital photography, digital illustration and more.

Digital Graphic Design and Media Diploma Level 3

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre One to two years, full-time This course will teach you the higherlevel skills you need to become a graphic designer. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then for year two you could progress onto the Extended Diploma, or transfer to another creative Diploma such as Art and Design or Photography.

Art and Design Certificate Level 1

Awarded by Edexcel College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who are interested in art and design, but haven’t studied it before. You will complete assignments to start building your portfolio, as well as completing a BTEC Personal and Social Development qualification and learning employability skills.


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Art and Design Diploma Level 2

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre One year, full-time This course teaches students a variety of art and design skills, techniques and styles, from which you can choose an area to specialise in. You will learn to research a range of artists and experiment with 2D and 3D work as well as surface design, drawing, painting and printmaking.

Art and Design Diploma Level 3

Awarded by Edexcel College Green Centre One to two years, full-time This course is for students who may have studied Art at GCSE and want to develop higher-level skills. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then for year two you could progress onto the Extended Diploma, or transfer to another creative Diploma such as Graphic Design or Photography.

Art and Design Foundation Diploma Level 3/4

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre One year, full-time or two years, part-time This course is for students who have already completed a Level 3 course but would like to strengthen their portfolio or develop more skills before progressing to higher education. You will complete units in researching, recording and responding in art and design, media experimentation, interpretation and personal experimental studies before completing a Final Major Project.

Fashion and Textiles Diploma Level 2

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre One year, full-time This course will introduce you to basic fashion, design and textiles practices, skills and techniques. You will experiment with your ideas, explore and analyse the work of other artists and designers and start to build your creative portfolio.


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I was quite nervous when I started my course because I had no background in media, but I really shouldn’t have been. The course was so detailed, I learned everything I needed. It was a great starting point for my career and I would 100% recommend the College. Georgia Redman Creative Media Production Level 3

Fashion Design and Production Diploma Level 3

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course uses practical, workbased projects to teach students essential fashion design and production skills, including various visual recording methods, researching and writing about fashion history, experimenting with fashion presentation techniques and pattern construction.

Performing Arts (Acting) Diploma Level 3

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course covers a variety of skills needed to understand the craft of performing arts. You will learn acting for camera, how to audition, acting styles, devising your own pieces and more, as well as being a part of two public performances in a Bristol venue.

Photography Diploma Level 3

Awarded by UAL College Green Centre One to two years, full-time This course is for students with a passion for photography and image production to learn a range of skills and techniques through practical, work-based projects. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then for year two you could progress onto the Extended Diploma, or transfer to another creative Diploma such as Graphic Design or Art and Design.

Career Opportunities

Actor, Animator, Artist, Camera Operator, Director, Fashion Buyer, Film Editor, Games Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer

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Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance Students on our engineering courses work and study at our Advanced Engineering Centre. The Centre is kitted out with industry-grade equipment, and designed to replicate real-world settings to prepare students for applying their knowledge in the workplace. Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by EAL Advanced Engineering Centre Two years, full-time This course is for students employed as a Level 2 apprentice in an engineering role. Our apprenticeship areas are Engineering Technical Support Operative, Lean Manufacturing Operative, Maintenance and Installation Manufacturing, Manufacturing Operative and Welder/Fabricator Operative.

Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by EAL Advanced Engineering Centre Three to four years, full-time This course is for students employed as a Level 3 apprentice in an engineering role. Our apprenticeship areas are Engineering Maintenance and Operation Engineering Technician, Engineering Manufacture (Fitting), Engineering Manufacture (Machining) Technician, Engineering Metal Fabricator, Mechanical Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician and Support Technician.

Engineering Foundation Diploma Level 3

Awarded by Pearson Advanced Engineering Centre One year, full-time This course will give you all the basic skills you need to become an engineering technician. Worth the equivalent of 1.5 A Levels, you will learn a wide range of engineering disciplines across seven units, and can progress to the Extended Diploma.


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Engineering Extended Diploma Level 3

Awarded by Pearson/Edexcel Advanced Engineering Centre Two years, full-time This course covers a range of skills across mechanical and electrical/ electronic engineering. Worth the equivalent of 3 A Levels, it offers a great grounding from which to progress to studying engineering at university or on a higher-level apprenticeship.

Engineering Introduction BTEC Level 1

Awarded by Pearson Advanced Engineering Centre One year, full-time This course is an introduction to the world of aircraft and engineering. You will learn how to plan using some of the methods available, how to use 2D CAD and transfer that drawing to manufacture of components, and how to build presentations and deliver them to your peers.

Engineering Technology Diploma Level 2

Awarded by EAL Advanced Engineering Centre One year, full-time This course offers an introduction to engineering, covering the basic skills and knowledge you will need to progress straight into employment or to further study, right up to university level.


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Engineering Technologies Diploma Level 3

Awarded by EAL Advanced Engineering Centre One year, full-time This course will give you a strong foundation from which to progress into a range of engineering fields. You will learn one mandatory unit, then select six further units depending on your interests and desired specialism.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Certificate Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds Advanced Engineering Centre One year, full-time This course is a great introduction for students interested in a career as an aircraft maintenance engineer. Upon completing this course, you can progress to the Level 3 qualification, which will give you the necessary skills for employment.


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The first time I saw this hangar was at the interview stage, and I couldn’t believe we would get to work on these planes and figure out how they work. It is amazing! Tina Lakhani Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering EASA Part-66 A Licence Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds/ Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Advanced Engineering Centre Two years, full-time This course covers the fundamentals of aviation mathematics and science in addition to aircraft aerodynamics, structures and systems for turbine engines. On completion, successful students can be employed as an aircraft maintenance engineer in order to become fully Category A licenced, or apply to train as a Category B1 aircraft engineer.

Career Opportunities

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Manufacture Technician, CAD Engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer

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Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies If you have a creative streak and a passion for helping people to feel their best, a hair and beauty course could be for you. Learn and train in our industrystandard City Salons, fully equipped with tools that are used in real hair and beauty settings.

Hairdressing Certificate Level 1

Hairdressing Diploma Level 2

Make-Up and Hair Certificate Level 1

Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course will teach you the basic knowledge and skills you need to work in the hairdressing industry. You will cover health and safety, presenting a professional image and basic hair techniques like hair care, conditioning and styling long hair.

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course teaches the basics of working in the beauty industry and the roles within it. You will learn hair and make-up basics as well as how to work with others in the salon and present yourself professionally.

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is the ideal first step to transform a passion for hair into a career. You will learn hairdressing techniques as well as customer service skills to consult and advise clients and promote products and services to them.

Awarded by City of Bristol College College Green Centre or South Bristol Skills Academy Two years, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment as a trainee or junior stylist with an employer. You will complete on-the-job training as well as learning in our City Salons to complete your endpoint assessment and gain your qualification.


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Women’s Hairdressing Diploma Level 3

Barbering Certificate Level 2

Barbering Certificate Level 1

Beauty Certificate Level 1

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who want to progress after completing their Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing. You will learn advanced cutting, styling and dressing long hair, advanced colouring and colour correction and the professional skills to progress into employment or higher education. Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is a starting point for students with an interest in men’s hair and fashion. You will learn the basic skills involved in client consultations and men’s hair cutting and styling, as well as developing your professional and personal skills.

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course will suit students who have some experience in the barbering industry and want to progress either to further study or employment as a junior barber. You will learn more advanced skills like cutting facial hair, while developing your customer service skills to offer more in-depth consultations. Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course will teach students the foundations of a career in the beauty industry. You will learn introductory skills in nail art and skincare, as well as the skills needed to work with others in a salon and present yourself professionally.


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Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2

Nail Services Diploma Level 2

Beauty Therapy Techniques Diploma Level 3

Media Make-up and Hair Artistry Diploma Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who want to pursue a career as a Beauty Therapist. You will learn a variety of skills including manicure and pedicure, waxing, tinting, make-up application and more, as well as theoretical knowledge on topics like anatomy and physiology.

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre or South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course covers advanced techniques and skills in beauty therapy. You will build on existing skills, learn how to use equipment such as micro-dermabrasion and vacuum suction, and study human anatomy in-depth to deliver services like Swedish massage.

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is a great introduction for students who want to become a nail technician. You will learn aspects of anatomy and how to recommend certain services for different clients, as well as how to maintain nail and skin health and how to apply nail art in a variety of ways.

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre or South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is for students who want to pursue a career as a freelance beauty artist, or working at beauty counters. You will learn photographic make-up and contouring to suit different lighting, how to style hair for occasions and more.


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The teachers are so friendly and you get a lot more freedom in College compared to school. I have learned so much in just my first year. Lewis Estcourt Hairdressing Level 1 Gordano School

Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry Diploma Level 3 Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course focuses on special effects, prosthetics and characterisation make-up commonly used in Hollywood to bring to life mythical and fantasy creatures. You will learn a variety of prosthetic and make-up skills as well as industry skills like full body painting and cutting for continuity.

Holistic Therapies Diploma Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds College Green Centre One year, full-time This course focuses on the principles and practices of holistic therapies. Students will learn how to best treat different areas of the body, using techniques like aromatherapy, body massage, Indian head massage and hot stone massage, as well as health and safety, client care and communication.

Career Opportunities

Beauty Consultant, Beauty Therapist, Hairdresser, Holistic Therapist, Make-up Artist, Nail Technician, Salon Owner, Theatrical Hair and Make-up Artist

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Health, Social Care and Childcare Our health and social care courses will prepare you for a career making a real difference to the lives of others. Our students have a variety of opportunities to enhance their learning, including developing their medical knowledge at Bristol Medical Simulation Centre.

Child and Health Care Certificate Level 1

Awarded by Edexcel College Green Centre or South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is an introduction to the child and health care sector. You will develop the knowledge and skills to progress onto a subject-specific Level 1 or Level 2 course, as well as studying English and Maths at the right level for you.

Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

Awarded by Pearson/Edexcel College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is for students with an interest in the health and social care sector. You will cover a range of topics including health and social care values, human body systems, creative activities and healthy living, as well as studying English and Maths if necessary.

Introduction to Health and Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 1

Awarded by Pearson College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is a foundation from which to study health and social care at a higher level. You will learn safeguarding, working within the health and social care sector, human growth and development and professional practice.

Health and Social Care Level 2 Apprenticeship

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite One year, full-time This course is for students employed in a relevant health and social care role, such as an adult care worker, healthcare assistant, support worker or personal assistant. You will develop skills and first-hand experience at caring for individuals in a health environment.


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Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

Awarded by Pearson College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course covers topics including human lifespan development, working in health and social care and anatomy and physiology. You will enrol onto the one-year Foundation Diploma initially, then progress to the Extended Diploma for year two.

Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite 18 months, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment in a higher-level health and social care role, such as a lead adult care worker, healthcare assistant, support worker or personal assistant. You will learn advanced health and care skills as well as how to apply varying management styles in the workplace.

Caring for Children Diploma Level 1

Awarded by NCFE CACHE College Green Centre One year, full-time This course is an introduction to childcare, teaching students the fundamentals of working with children aged 0 to 5 years. Alongside studying childcare, you will complete a Personal Progression Plan and complete an English and/or Maths qualification at the right level for you.


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Early Years Level 2 Apprenticeship

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite One year, full-time This course is for students who have secured employment as an early years practitioner. You will learn child development, how to contribute to a positive environment for children, how to support children’s positive behaviour and the importance of professional development.

Early Years Level 3 Apprenticeship

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite 18 months, full-time This course is for students who have completed an Early Years Level 2 qualification or apprenticeship. You will further develop the skills you learned at Level 2 and carry out a Longitudinal Study, where you will learn how to observe, assess and plan for the needs of children.

Early Years Practitioner Diploma Level 2

Awarded by NCFE CACHE Ashley Down Centre or College Green Centre One year, full-time This course teaches understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years. You will learn health and safety of babies and young children, equality and diversity in early years, safeguarding and protection and how to support children’s development, as well as applying your skills in an industry placement.

Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Diploma Level 3

Awarded by NCFE CACHE College Green Centre Two years, full-time This course is for students who want to pursue a career working in the early years, ages from 0 to five years. The Level 3 qualification covers topics including children’s health and wellbeing, play and learning and understanding a child’s additional needs. You will also gain a licence to practice.


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Learning through lockdown has been tough and troubling, however the College has supported me amazingly. They have adapted well to teaching online and helping students out in the best way they can. Lauren Toms Health and Social Care Level 3 St Katherine’s School

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds Offsite Two years, full-time This course supports students who have secured employment in a teaching assistant role. You will learn how to support your class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning, working with your employer and College trainer to develop your skills, then demonstrate your learning to an endpoint assessor.

Career Opportunities

Childminder, Early Years Practitioner, Healthcare Assistant, Midwife, Nurse, Primary School Teacher, Social Worker Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more


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Motor Vehicle and Transport Learn the skills you need for a career designing, manufacturing or maintaining vehicles at our Motor Vehicle Technology Centre, or at our South Bristol Skills Academy.

Career Opportunities

Our specialist facilities include heavy and light vehicle workshops, electronic engine testing and computer-aided simulation rigs.

Body Repair Technician, Body Refinishing Technician, Garage Owner or Manager, Heavy Vehicle Technician, Light Vehicle Technician, MOT Tester

Motor Vehicle Certificate Level 1

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Certificate Level 2

Awarded by Pearson/Edexcel South Bristol Skills Academy or Motor Vehicle Technology Centre One year, full-time This course is an introduction to the motor vehicle sector. You will learn the basic knowledge and skills required to progress onto a subjectspecific Level 1 or 2 course, as well as English and Maths at the right level for you.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Certificate Level 1 Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy or Motor Vehicle Technology Centre One year, full-time This course is a great first step for students who want to be mechanics or vehicle technicians. You will learn routine vehicle maintenance processes and procedures on vehicles and English and Maths at the right level for you. Upon completion you could progress to Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Certificate Level 2.

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course covers a range of practical skills needed for employment as a mechanic or vehicle technician. You will learn health and safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment, routine light vehicle maintenance, light vehicle chassis systems and light vehicle engines.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 2 Awarded by City & Guilds Motor Vehicle Technology Centre One year, full-time This course is for students who have completed Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Certificate Level 2. You will learn more advanced light vehicle maintenance skills, and gain an industry-recognised qualification that will allow you to progress onto employment.

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Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3 Awarded by IMI Motor Vehicle Technology Centre Three years, full-time This course supports students who have secured employment in a light vehicle maintenance role. You will learn a range of skills including maintaining and repairing light vehicles such as cars and vans, as well as diagnosing faults and finding appropriate solutions, and carrying out routine services and inspections.

Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Sub-Diploma Level 2

Awarded by IMI Motor Vehicle Technology Centre One year, full-time This course is more advanced than Motor Vehicle Certificate Level 1, and tailored to the needs of heavy vehicles. You will learn a wide range of aspects of heavy vehicle maintenance, including identifying service needs, removing and replacing components and fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components.

Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3 Awarded by IMI Motor Vehicle Technology Centre Three years, full-time This course supports students who have secured employment in a heavy vehicle maintenance role. You will learn a range of skills including maintaining and repairing heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, as well as diagnosing faults and finding appropriate solutions, and carrying out routine services and inspections.

Cycle Mechanics Certificate Level 1 Awarded by City & Guilds Motor Vehicle Technology Centre One year, full-time This course gives students the practical skills to build, service and repair bicycles in an authentic working environment, whilst completing a valuable vocational qualification. You will also study English and Maths at the right level for you.


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Outdoor Pursuits and Fitness If you love exercise and adventure and want to inspire others to do the same, these courses could be for you. Through leadership and team activities you will learn the skills to pursue exciting careers such as mountain leader, coastguard or rock climbing instructor.

Sport and Active Leisure YMCA Diploma Level 1

Awarded by YMCA South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is a great introduction to sports and fitness for anyone with an interest in exercise and health. You will learn about the sports and fitness industry, including the different job roles and the responsibilities of each, and develop your personal and employability skills.

Gym Instructor YMCA Certificate Level 2

Awarded by YMCA South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is for students who want to pursue a career as a gym instructor or personal trainer. You will learn how to build and maintain health and fitness through diet, exercise and lifestyle, and how to plan and instruct fitness sessions and group exercise sessions for a range of clients.

Personal Training YMCA Diploma Level 3

Awarded by YMCA South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is for students who have completed the Gym Instructor Level 2 course, and want to qualify to become a personal trainer. You will build on your knowledge of fitness, nutrition and motivation from the Level 2 course and learn how to create personalised exercise and activity programmes to help clients reach their goals.


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Outdoor Pursuits Extended Diploma Level 3

Awarded by NCFE South Bristol Skills Academy Two years, full-time This course teaches students a thorough understanding of the outdoor adventure and education industry, which can be transferred to a range of physically active careers. You will learn about and participate in activities including kayaking, mountaineering, biking and coasteering, and learn leadership skills to deliver exercise and training activities and programmes.

Career Opportunities

Armed Forces, Expedition Leader, Fitness Coach, Gym Instructor, Outdoor Adventure Instructor, Personal Trainer

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

I was given opportunities and experiences to help me build my confidence, look closely at my strengths and limitations and reignite my passion for the subject I love. Sheyanne Stephens Outdoor Pursuits Level 3 Early College/Merchants’ Academy


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Travel and Tourism Students aspiring to a career in the travel industry can learn at our travel hub at South Bristol Skills Academy, where you will find a model aircraft cabin complete with passenger seats, cabin crew seats, catering trolleys and emergency evacuation equipment. Airport Operations and Cabin Crew Certificate Level 1

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course is designed to introduce students to the aviation industry and the different roles available. You will learn about the role of air cabin crew, and operational roles within an airport such as check-in, baggage handling and aircraft dispatch, as well as the communications skills you need to work in the industry.

Airport Ground Operations Diploma Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course explores the different operational areas of an airport including check-in, security and baggage processing, aircraft marshalling, arrivals services and dispatch. You will learn the practical and personal skills needed to work in these roles and be fully prepared for aviation assessment days, which are used in the industry to recruit staff.

Air Cabin Crew Diploma Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course will teach you the knowledge and skills you need for a career as air cabin crew. You will learn the responsibilities of cabin crew, emergency procedures, aviation medicine and customer service and teamwork skills, as well as how to be successful in the airline recruitment process.

Travel and Tourism Diploma Level 2

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy One year, full-time This course explores the varied world of travel and tourism, and covers the essential skills for a career in the industry, such as travel planning, visitor attractions, holiday resorts and the role of their representatives, customer service and interpersonal skills.


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Travel and Tourism Extended Diploma Level 3

Awarded by City & Guilds South Bristol Skills Academy Two years, full-time This course gives students a more in-depth understanding of travel and tourism and the global factors which affect the industry. You will cover the history and structure of the industry, factors which attract tourists to a destination, sustainable tourism and more, after which you could progress to university or into a career.

Career Opportunities

Air Cabin Crew, Cruise Ship Steward, Holiday Representative, Hotel Manager, Leisure Centre Manager, Travel Agent

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

Uniformed Services Extended Diploma Level 3 Awarded by NCFE South Bristol Skills Academy Two years, full-time

Career Opportunities Armed Forces, Fire-fighter, Paramedic, Police Officer, Prison Officer, Rescue and Support Services Worker

This course will prepare you to join a variety of public services, including the police, the fire service and the military. You will learn the roles, responsibilities and standards of each uniformed service, and the values and behaviour expected of those working in them. There will also be opportunities to develop the practical skills you need, such as expeditions on land and water and team work exercises.


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English and Maths

English and Maths matter English and Maths are two of the most important skills and qualifications you can have. They’re essential for further study and progression into employment, and provide you with knowledge to use in daily life. Every course offered at City of Bristol College includes an aspect of English and Maths development. Our ultimate aim is for all students to gain their Level 2 qualifications while studying with us. An English and Maths qualification will support you to: pass the course you’re studying progress onto further study, an apprenticeship or university achieve opportunities for promotion and higher pay in employment

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

How it works: If you already have a GCSE Grade 2 or 3 in English and Maths, you will be supported to achieve a GCSE grade of 4 or above If you’ve already achieved a Functional Skills qualification, you will progress to the next level up to Level 1 If you don’t have any qualifications, you will be individually assessed and placed at the best level for you to succeed


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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) If you’re aged 16-18 and English isn’t your first language, our ESOL courses are designed to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Our courses cover five different levels. The first level is Pre Entry/Entry 1, which covers basic English vocabulary and grammar. You will have an initial assessment to determine which level is right for you to start at. Once you complete your first level, you can move up to the next one, and so on. Learning English can help you to progress into further education or employment. Our ESOL courses aren’t just about learning the language, though. They also include other skills including maths and information technology, and industryspecific vocabulary and skills including care and construction, to start you on the way to your future career. Entry 3 - Level 1 courses will include a vocational offer to encourage personal development and progression within the College. There are various progression routes into other courses and apprenticeships once you have completed your ESOL course Our ESOL courses for 16-18 year olds are taught for 16.5 hours a week over one year, and awarded by the English Speaking Board (ESB). You need to have the right to study in the UK to enrol onto this course. The levels available to study, and the Centres they are taught at, are: Pre-Entry 1 Entry 1 Entry 2 Entry 3

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Skills for Life and Employment

We offer a range of programmes for students who have faced barriers during their time at school, including those with identified Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Our study programmes are designed to give young people the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and experience so that they can gain employment, a more independent life, or higher qualifications. Our specialist team work with learners who experience anxiety, or have special educational needs and disabilities including social, emotional and mental health needs.

We plan our programme to meet Education, Health and Care Plans and other planned outcomes. Our Learning Support Team help students in lessons, at break and lunch times, and at the start and the end of the day, as appropriate. All study programmes include English, communication skills, Maths, IT, personal and social development, skills for employment and work experience.

We offer the following:

Sensory Learning

This course supports students with complex needs to develop their communication skills and to make choices as they prepare for adulthood. Our Personal Tutors and support staff work closely with parents/carers and external agencies, assessing and setting targets across the four areas of need, as outlined in the Education, Health and Care plan. A careful transition process is always in place to ensure the provision is right for each student.

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

Pathways to Employment

This course is for students who are working at foundation level and will progress to higher level qualifications, internships, apprenticeships or employment. In addition to studying English and Maths, students will have the opportunity to access vocational sessions as well as work placements. We also offer a Cycle Mechanics course at our Parkway Centre. This course gives students the practical skills to build, service and repair bicycles in an authentic working environment, while completing a valuable vocational qualification. Our specialist staff are on hand to support learners with anxiety, Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


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Project Search and Supported Internships

This includes our one-year ‘prepare for’ supported internship course. We offer five internship programmes, including Project Search, into catering for those who are keen to work in the hospitality industry and Project Bristol. The expected outcome for all our interns is part-time or full-time paid employment by the end of the internship. Tutors and specialist job coaches work together with our interns and employers to provide instruction and on-the-job training.

The Brislington Centre

The Brislington Centre is our residential training facility where 13 students each year stay from Sunday through to Friday during term time. During the College holidays, students from other programmes are invited to stay at the Centre to begin their transition into independent living, which may include preparation for life at university. At the Brislington Centre, students develop the skills they need for a more independent life. This includes getting themselves ready for the day, shopping, cleaning, cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, travelling and accessing the local community.

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust Team Challenge is different. It’s a fun, challenging and positive experience that gives students the chance to prove how good they really are. It’s full-time, 12 weeks long and helps students to gain experience, learn new skills and build their self-confidence.


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Industry placements

Industry placements

Industry placements (also known as work experience) are a mandatory element of our study programmes. They’re designed to bridge the gap between education and employment, inform students’ career choices and teach the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. You should expect to complete a minimum of 30 hours and a maximum of 345 hours with an employer in a role directly relevant to your course of study. You will also have opportunities to work on live projects provided by employers, and attend specialist placements and career insight weeks.

How do I find industry placements? The College will support each student in finding the right placement, and our industry placement team will work with you to monitor your progress, visit the workplace to carry out regular progress reviews and support your completion.

How will this fit in around my course?

Industry placements take place outside your timetabled lessons and within usual industry working hours to give you a realistic experience. Contact your Work Placement Officer for further information workexperience@cityofbristol.ac.uk

You can organise your placements through your own contacts, but will need to liaise with your designated work placement officers for next steps and to log your placement.


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Careers and Progression

After College, you could progress to university, an apprenticeship, employment or another training programme. Whatever you decide, we’ll make sure that you’re ready to progress, equipped with the qualifications and skills that you need and presented with excellent opportunities. City of Bristol College offers a range of higher education courses and apprenticeships, so you can even continue your studies with us, and benefit from smaller class sizes, affordable fees and teaching from expert lecturers.

Careers and university guidance

We provide expert advice and guidance to all of our students, wherever they want to go next. We hold events and take students on visits, as well as guiding you through the university application process and provide information about finances. Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

Employment skills and advice

We have strong links with great local and national employers. We can advise about different jobs, what they involve and the qualifications that are required, and give you tips on researching, applying for jobs and interview technique. All students will complete work experience as part of their course to help boost your employability and confidence.

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Supporting our students

We all need support from time to time, and we make sure our students receive the support, advice and guidance they need to thrive during their time with us. Our ONTRACK promise to our students ensures that if you’re not on target to reach your goals, we will work together to put steps in place to help you get where you need to be.

One-to-one support

All students have a Study Coach or Personal Tutor who will support you during your time with us, and ensure that you access all the support you need to achieve your full potential. They will be your first point of contact if you have any worries or concerns. Your Study Coach or Personal Tutor will: Keep you on track by setting and reviewing your learning targets and progress Support you with any personal challenges Talk to your tutors and, where appropriate, your parents/ guardians about any issues Encourage and support your extra-curricular activities and wider study Help you to plan your progression after your time at the College

Facilities

We have a range of facilities that will support you with your studies, including our Study Centres where you can study independently and access resources and computers. Our Student Support Hubs are a one-stop-shop for all your support needs.


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Study Plus individual learning support

Our Study Plus team offers tailored advice, assessment and support if you need help with your studies. Our friendly and supportive staff will work closely with your subject tutors to ensure you have what you need to succeed on your course. If you have dyslexia, dyspraxia or another learning difficulty, we can provide you with specialist assessment and make access arrangements for your exams and assignments. You can email the team for more information: learningsupport@cityofbristol.ac.uk

Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

Financial Support

If you are having difficulties covering the costs associated with your studies, you may be eligible for support from our Learner Support Fund. This can help you with travel costs, equipment, trips and visits and childcare. You may also be eligible for free meals. You can email the team for more information: enquiries@cityofbristol.ac.uk

Safeguarding

The Safeguarding and Welfare Team are experts and provide one-to-one assessment and advice to students at risk of harm or requiring support for mental health concerns.

Togetherall

As a student at the College, you will have access to Togetherall. This is a free online support service for a range of concerns including stress, low mood and trouble sleeping. Togetherall is not a College service, and your contact with them will be anonymous.


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University-level courses

You don’t have to go to university to get a degree. We’ve been delivering higher education (HE) for more than 15 years, and when you study your degree-level course with us, you will benefit from smaller class sizes, affordable fees and teaching from expert lecturers.

Our courses are validated by our university partners, including UWE Bristol, Bath Spa University and University of Plymouth, and you will have access to their resources as well as our excellent facilities. We offer full-time and part-time course options to suit a variety of needs, across age groups and career stages. We offer courses in the following areas: Business Construction Creative Arts and Media Engineering and Manufacturing Health, Social Care and Early Years Computing and IT Education and Training


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Stay local, go far

Our higher education courses, including higher apprenticeships, are a popular choice for many students. Here are the top 10 reasons to continue your studies with us:

Study at degree level

Our courses are validated by our university partners, including UWE Bristol, Bath Spa University, University of Plymouth and Pearson. As a student with these institutions, you will have access to university resources, too.

We have excellent standards

We have been awarded the UK Quality Assured mark to reflect the excellent standard of our higher education courses.

Be taught by specialists

Our lecturers are experts in their fields, who continue to practice in their industries alongside teaching our higher education students.

Our courses are relevant

In the latest National Student Survey, 85% of our students agree their course had provided them with opportunities to apply what they had learned – above the 76% national average.

We’re for everyone

We offer full-time and part-time course options to suit a variety of needs, across age groups and career stages. Whether you’re 18 and at the start of your career, or a mature student looking to upskill or re-train while working, we have a course that will help you reach your goals and achieve your potential. Find out more Visit our website to apply or find out more

Small classes

You won’t get lost in the crowd at City of Bristol College. Our smaller class sizes mean we can help our students as individuals, and there are more opportunities for questions, peer discussions, and really getting to grips with your subject.

HE support services

We have a dedicated student welfare support team who are available to listen, support, advise and generally point you in the right direction when you need them.

We’re affordable

We champion affordable tuition fees to make sure our courses are open and accessible to more people. You won’t be priced out by extortionate costs, and we offer special bursaries for some pre-existing students, including our Higher Education Progression Bursary.

We’re employer-focused

We’re committed to your progression and success beyond College. We’re passionate about providing not just courses but careers, and pride ourselves on our excellent links with employers across the region to develop the workforce of the future.

Bristol is the best

Maybe we’re biased, but we think Bristol is the best! Big enough to be immersive and small enough to feel like home, Bristol is home to some of the country’s best music venues, bars, restaurants and theatres, and wellconnected to the rest of the UK too.


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How to apply

It’s easy to apply to City of Bristol College, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. There’s no deadline for applications, but we advise that you get your application in as soon as possible so that your place is secured and we can start keeping you up to date with important news and events you won’t want to miss.

Explore your options

You can talk to your teachers, your family and us about your options. Our School Liaison Team visit local schools regularly to tell you more about the College, so you can ask them your questions, too. You can also visit our Career Coach online, where you can do an assessment to find out which careers could suit you: cityofbristol.emsicc.com

Get great advice

Our Student Services Team are here to help you make an informed decision about what to study after your GCSEs. You can talk to them over the phone, via web chat or in person at College. You can also make an appointment to see our Careers Team who can support you further.

Attend an Open Event

Open Events are your opportunity to come into the College, meet staff and current students and see our facilities for yourself. You can get expert advice and information about all of our courses. We also have virtual tours of our Centres on our website, so it’s easy to take a look around.

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Once you’ve decided what to study, apply! You can change your mind throughout the application process and only make your final decision when it’s time to enrol. You can apply via the College website from the relevant course page, or phone us if you would rather use a paper application form.

Attend your course meeting

You will be invited to the College for a course meeting. This is an informal discussion about your choices, future plans and to ensure that the course is right for you. If your choice of study changes, you will be invited to another course meeting with the relevant department.

Guaranteed place

You will be offered a place on a course that is right for you, subject to meeting the entry requirements. Once you have your GCSE results you will be invited to enrol. Should your GCSE results not be what you hoped for, we will discuss your options and offer you a place on another appropriate course. Apply now Visit our website to start your application


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