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Contents

WELCOME • Principal’s welcome.................................................... 2

GENERAL INFORMATION

• Student Presidents’ welcome....................................3

•S  tudent Services & Support . ........................... 148-161.

• The College / Studying in Glasgow....................... 4-5

Money Matters..................................................... 148-153.

• Qualifications explained......................................... 6-7

Here to Help........................................................ 154-155.

FULL TIME COURSE LISTINGS • Art & Design.......................................................... 8-31

• Other courses available............................................ 147

Getting Involved in College Life............................ 156-157 How to Apply.............................................................. 158 Student Accommodation............................................ 159.

• Computing.......................................................... 32-43

Safeguarding You....................................................... 160

• Media & Performing Arts.................................... 44-61

•F  acilities for students........................................ 162-167

• Hair & Beauty...................................................... 62-71

Where to eat............................................................... 163

• Business.............................................................. 72-87

Hair & Beauty Salons.................................................. 165

• Food, Hospitality & Tourism............................. 88-101 • Sport................................................................ 102-109 • Care & Social Sciences.................................. 110-115 • Engineering & Applied Science...................... 116-121

Sport & Fitness........................................................... 165 Computing.................................................................. 166 Library & Study Facilities............................................. 167 • Local, National & International Students................. 168 • College Events..........................................................169

• Construction & Built Environment.................. 122-133

• Course Index..................................................... 171-172

• Nautical Studies.............................................. 134-141

• Application Form.............................................. 173-176

• Educational Support Programmes................ 142-145

• Map................................................... inside back cover


Whether you are a school leaver, part time student, adult returner or International student I’m sure you’ll find a course to meet your personal learning goals or professional development. At the City of Glasgow College you can choose from over 2,600 courses which are taught across 12 Schools in 30 specialist curriculum departments. Of course picking the right course can indeed be a challenging task, think of your future, pay us a visit and don’t be afraid to ask for help. We’re happy to guide you through each stage of the process. Each year we welcome around 40,000 students from 135 different nationalities who study a range of programmes from entry level through to Masters courses.

We aim to give you the very best possible start to your future. Our specialist curriculum is continually updated to meet the changing demands from employers and our partner universities, ensuring that you achieve your full potential while studying with us. I would also encourage you to make our new website a favourite so you can keep up to date on college and student success stories. I look forward to welcoming you to the College and wish you every success in studying with us. Paul Little Principal & CEO


As Student Presidents, we are delighted you are thinking about a course at City of Glasgow College.

with a great atmosphere around campus. There’s always lots to do in the Union as well as around the city centre.”

Deciding where to study can be a tough decision however this prospectus is packed with lots of useful information to help you make the right decision.

Iain Grant “Working with the Student Executive, college staff and committees, we represent and support the student body making sure your views are heard.”

City of Glasgow College is a great place to learn and we’re really enjoying our time here. Of course there is much more to college than studying and we are here to make sure you have the best possible student experience! Lauren Hannah “We have a really diverse and friendly college community

Janak Raj Sharma “We are here to help you through your time at the college providing advice and support on a range of issues in addition to organising social, welfare and leisure events.”


In September 2010, City of Glasgow College was formed – merging Central College Glasgow, Glasgow College of Nautical Studies and Glasgow Metropolitan College.

• Choice – over 2,600 courses across a range of subjects and different ways to attend college, including part-time

The college is split into a number of campuses and buildings most of which are based in Glasgow city centre.

• Experienced teaching staff – our courses come to life, thanks to staff with industry experience

• Scotland’s largest college – with 40,000 student enrolments and 1,200 members of staff

• University options – progress even further, with our links to well-regarded degree courses • Business links – we know what employers want

• City centre campus – easy to reach and close to great bars, restaurants and shops

• Support for your learning – helpful services for all students, including finance and personal support

• Excellent learning facilities – TV, radio and photography studios; kitchens, workshops, hair and beauty salons, an airline cabin, swimming pool and a ship simulator

• Excellent reputation – our students have won many national and international awards

• Leisure and sport – free gyms, plus a student association with free internet, Xbox 360 zone, pool tables and foosball

• Diversity – we welcome students of some 135 different nationalities


Glasgow is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Located on the west coast of Scotland, it has a population of around 600,000 – making it Scotland’s largest city. Our name says it all – the music, arts, entertainment and shopping capital of Scotland is on your doorstep. It’s easy to travel to and from the college, using a wide choice of transport. Glasgow is ‘Scotland with Style’ – a bustling, vibrant city. There’s a wide variety of cinemas, clubs, bars and restaurants to choose from and more than 20 museums and galleries to visit. The nightlife in Glasgow offers you the chance to relax, take a break from your studies and make new friends. There are many pubs and clubs to choose from. Glasgow is a shopper’s paradise and is second only to London for retail therapy. The main shopping thoroughfare, Buchanan Street, has been voted one of the world’s top retail destinations. In sporting terms, Glasgow is home to three professional football teams – as well as many fabulous new facilities (like the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome) for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. All this bustle is under a hour from the beautiful Scottish countryside, where you can relax and explore more of Scotland’s history.


SCQF LEVEL

SQA QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate Degree

12

Integrated Masters Degree/ Masters Degree/ Postgraduate Diploma / Post Graduate Certificate

11

SCOTLAND’S SCOTTISH LIFELONG VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS LEARNING FRAMEWORK www.scqf.org.uk SVQ5

Honours Degree / Graduate Diploma /Graduate Certificate

10 Professional Development Award

9

Advanced Higher

Batchelors / Ordinary Degree / Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate Diploma of Higher Education

Higher National Diploma

8 7

QUALIFICATIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

SVQ4

Certificate of Higher Education

Higher National Certificate

SVQ3

6

Higher

5

Intermediate 2 Credit Standard Grade

4

Intermediate 1 General Standard Grade

3

Access 3 Foundation Standard Grade

2

Access 2

1

Access 1

SVQ2 National Certificate

National Progression Award

What is the SCQF? The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is a way of comparing the wide range of Scottish qualifications. It covers achievements such as those from school, college, university, and many work-based qualifications. It does this by giving each qualification a level and a number of credit

SVQ1

This Framework diagram has been produced to show the mainstream Scottish qualifications already credit rated by SQA and Higher Education Institutions. However, there are a diverse number of learning programmes on the Framework, which, due to the limitations of this format, cannot be represented here. For more information on other credit rated provision, please visit the SCQF website at www.scqf.org.uk to view the interactive version of the Framework or search the database.

points. The level of a qualification shows how difficult the learning is. The credit points show how much learning is involved in achieving that qualification. For more information on The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit www.scqf.org.uk


NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (NQ) AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATES (NC) This first level course is appropriate for a specialist subject where you have no previous knowledge. It combines academic and vocational subjects into one qualification. NQ and NC courses typically last one year – most learners then progress to a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) course, while other students decide to go into full-time work. You’ll usually need three or four Standard Grade passes at level 3 or above if you want to go directly into one of these courses. However, you won’t need formal qualifications for some NQ and NC courses.

HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (HNC) Higher National Certificate courses offer you greater access to the job market; they take one year to complete. HNC courses are regarded as year one of a two year HND – so you can gain an HNC on some HND courses if you leave after one year. We accept many different qualifications, but typically you’ll have an NQ – or one Higher grade pass along with three Standard Grade passes. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) An HND takes two years to complete – and can lead directly to the second or third year of a degree programme. It’s also a valuable qualification in its own right, and can help you secure employment. For entry in first year, the qualifications are typically an NQ – or 1 or 2 Higher grade passes along with three Standard Grade passes. If you have an HNC and 15 units, you may be able to go straight into second year. DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DipHE) Since 1995 the College has been an associate of the University of Strathclyde Glasgow – we are validated to offer the University’s Diploma of Higher Education courses. The College offers two courses of this kind, the Diploma of Higher Education in Business and the Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences. Both are full-time courses which last for two years. These courses closely follow the programmes offered in the first and second year of the University’s own Degrees. The Diploma is awarded by the University of Strathclyde Glasgow, and successful completion allows direct entry to the third year of the BA in Business or BA in Social Sciences, with the possibility of studying at Honours Degree level in the following year. The Diploma courses are suitable for applicants who have at least three appropriate SQA Higher Grade passes or equivalent. Many of our successful Diploma students go on to achieve an Honours Degree, and embark on a wide range of successful careers. SCOTTISH VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (SVQs) Scottish Vocational Qualifications are work-based qualifications. The National Standards define what employees, or potential employees, must be able to do, to show they are competent at their work. The different levels reflect the various skills, knowledge and experience which employees should have as they progress in the industry. You can also directly compare SVQs with UK and European qualifications.


What you’ll study Subjects include: Mixed Media, Analytical Drawing, Line and Tone Techniques, Colour, Introduction to Graphic Design, Introduction to Painting, Figure/Life Drawing, Photography, Design for Print and The Design Process.

What you need • There are no formal entry qualifications. What you’ll study We encourage you to develop your own unique sense of design and style from the skills and theory we teach you. We also give you design support for your project work throughout the year. Subjects you’ll study include: Developing Personal Ideas, Working with Materials, Exploring Visual Images, Life Start: 3D Art and Design, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Problem Solving, Art and Design Studies, Expressive Activity, Design Realisation, Introduction to Technical Drawing, Design Activity, Design in Action, and Design in Context.

After the course… • Career – the portfolio you develop here will help you get onto a higher-level course that will help you with future career or study opportunities.

After the course… • Continuing study – Successfully complete the course and you can go on to more specialist study in: NC Model Making for Film and TV, NC Art and Design: Interior Design, NC Product Design or NC Art and Design.

How long One year, starting in August.

How long One year, starting in August.

Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

Where Florence Street Building/ City Campus North Hanover Street.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • There are no formal entry requirements.

INTRODUCTON TO DESIGN: 3D

INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN: 2D

About this course (SCQF 4/5) This introductory level course will develop your visual awareness, drawing skills and creativity. You’ll gain an understanding of graphic design, illustration and art and design. This course will provide you with an opportunity to develop a portfolio for application to an HNC or HND course in many design-related subjects.

About this course (SCQF 4/5) This full-time design course provides a varied and lively introduction to working in three dimensions. The course focuses on product design, model making and interior design. During the course you’ll develop a range of skills including drawing, visual awareness, creativity and understanding 3D forms, space and function. All these new skills and knowledge will be applied to practical 3D projects in your chosen group.


Although based on practice, the course also includes developing research skills, understanding the practical applications of various media, firing techniques and the use of workshop and studio equipment. What you need • Two Standard Grades at Credit Level 1 or 2 in Art & Design and English • Examples of Art and Design work. Tips on supplying your portfolio can be found on page 31. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study may include: Introduction to Sculpture Techniques, Exploratory Media Handling, Introduction to Surface Decoration and Creative Hand-built Shapes. After the course… • Career – designer/maker, craftsperson, theatre designer, carnival, leisure, retail industries, teaching, community art worker, self-employment. • Continuing study – the portfolio you build on this course will help you apply for a range of degree level courses. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

HNC APPLIED ARTS

NC APPLIED ARTS

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 5/6) This course develops your skills in the various techniques of handling ceramic, jewellery and art glass materials. It also develops drawing skills, and your ability to design in two and three dimensions.

About this course (SCQF 7) This is a challenging course where you take part in an exciting and comprehensive programme of design and specialist craft studies. The course is project-based, and you’ll explore your own creativity and prepare for the demands of a degree course or working as an independent maker. Projects concentrate on designing, exploring and making, drawing and personal expression. You’ll study applied art techniques in Art Glass, Applied Ceramics, Jewellery and Performance Costume. Although we teach some making skills on the course, it’s an advantage to have experience in working in 3D, and also making skills in different media. Students who successfully complete this course achieve the HNC Art & Design (SCQF 7). What you need •A  n NC/NQ in an Art & Design subject, OR: •T  wo Highers – one of which must be in Art and Design. • Examples of art & design work. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Observational Drawing, Developmental Drawing, Creative Process, Art and Design Project, Art and Design Context, Ceramics Design and Production, Jewellery Design and Production, Art Glass Design and Production, Art and Design: Performance Costume, Cultural Identity, and Portfolio Production. After the course… •C  areer – designer/maker, craftsperson, theatre designer, carnival, leisure, retail industries, teaching, community art worker, self-employment. •C  ontinuing study – the portfolio you build on this course will help you apply for a range of degree level courses. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


You’ll work in two and three dimensions, learning contemporary warm glass techniques like slumping and fusing and traditional skills like copper foil and lead work, as well as more advanced glass surface applications. When you successfully complete this course, you achieve the HNC/D Art Glass Production (SCQF 7/8). What you need • Two Highers, one of which must be in Art and Design, OR: • NC/NQ in an Art and Design subject • Glass cutting experience is essential • Examples of your art and design work. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study could include: Painting and Firing Glass, Leaded Glass Work, Copper Foil Glasswork, Sand Blasted Glass Work, Glass Fusing Techniques, Glass Slumping Techniques, Acid Etching, Glue Chipping of Glass, Bead Making and Ceramic Mould Making. After the course… • Career – the HNC/D course may lead to a job in the art glass industry or selfemployment. • Continuing study – successful students have moved on to study in other institutions including Edinburgh College of Art and Sunderland University. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a Higher National Certificate. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HNC/D ART GLASS DESIGN

About this course (SCQF 7/8) This course offers a broad education with a balance between creative, practical and core skills. This will prepare you for the art glass craft industry – Art Glass Production in particular.


NC ART & DESIGN

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 5/6) This programme offers an introduction to the practice of art & design. Like all NC courses, it includes 12 credits – these form the SQA National Certificate Art and Design Award. However, on this course you also study three specialist subjects to develop your skills and creativity relating directly to your chosen specialisms. The course encourages you to take responsibility for your own creative development. What you need If you don’t have the required qualifications, we’ll consider you for a place based on your experience and examples of your work. • English and Art & Design at Intermediate 2 or Credit level Standard Grade OR: • Related experience. • We’ll invite you to a pre-entry guidance session where you’ll submit examples of your art and design work. What you’ll study Subjects you’ll study include: Exploratory Media Handling, Contextual Studies, Painting and Media Techniques, Printmaking, Colour, Research and Investigation Skills, Analytical Drawing, Digital Media, Figure/Life Drawing, Painting to a Theme and Art and Design Project. To develop your core skills of communication, IT and problem solving, the course also includes Contextual Studies, Digital Media and an Art and Design Project. After the course… • Continuing study – As a successful NC student you can articulate to Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma courses in a range of related areas. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


You’ll develop drawing skills and be introduced to the creative process. The course is project-based and you’ll be able to explore your own creativity through a range of art and design subjects. You’ll develop your skills on projects that include drawing, colour, visual communication, expressive art and cultural studies. What you need • NC in Art & Design subject, OR: • Introductory level course in 2D Design, OR: • Art & Design at Higher and English at minimum Intermediate 2, OR: • Related experience • You will also be expected to submit examples of your art and design work to support your application. You will find guidance notes on preparing these examples on page 31. What you’ll study Subjects you’ll study include: Observational Drawing, Developmental Drawing, Creative Process, Art and Design Project, Art and Design Context, Portfolio Production, Life Drawing, Cultural Identity, Printmaking and Producing Prints, Introduction to Photography, Mixed Media Techniques, and Graded Unit 1. After the course… • Continuing study –This course allows you to build a portfolio of work that you will need to apply for a range of degree or HND level courses. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HNC ART & DESIGN: PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

About this course (SCQF 7) This course prepares you to apply for a degree level art or design course. It will encourage you to aspire to achieve at that level.


HND DISPLAY DESIGN

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 8) This two-year course provides the wide understanding of all aspects of design necessary for a career in Display Design. Outside London, this is the UK’s only further education course in Display Design at this level. Past students have achieved degrees at art schools and universities. Focussing on three-dimensional design, you’ll develop your creative abilities and artistic skills. You’ll also learn the personal and professional effectiveness you’ll need for a career in spatial design. What you need • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above, preferably including Art or English, and two other passes at Standard Grade (or equivalent) at band 3 or above, OR: • NQ Art & Design (or equivalent). • A portfolio of your recent work. What you’ll study Year 1 includes: Display Design: Special Promotions; Drawing For 3D Design; Display Design: Seasonal; Exhibition Design; Observational Drawing. Year 2 includes: Display Design: In Store Display; Display Design: Prestige Design; Mixed Media Portfolio; Observational Drawing Portfolio; Contemporary Art: Professional Practice; Two week commercial work placement. After the course… • Career – demand for display designers currently outstrips supply. Previous students now work for Levi, French Connection, Habitat, IKEA, Frasers, BHS and Marks & Spencer • Continuing study – articulate to first or second year entry at Scottish Art Schools and courses at universities. How long Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.


Students who successfully complete this course will achieve the HNC/D Contemporary Art Practice. What you need • NC in Art & Design or Illustration or Introductory level course in 2D Design, OR: • Art & Design at Higher and English at minimum Intermediate 2, OR: • Related experience • You will also be expected to submit examples of your art and design work to support your application. You will find guidance notes on preparing these examples on page 31. What you’ll study Year 1: Developmental Drawing, Art & Design Context, Introduction to Digital Art Form, Conceptual Process, 2D Practice, 3D Practice, Painting, Sculpture, Life Drawing, Print Making, Photography, and Graded Unit 1. Year 2: Professional Practice, Contemporary Project, Exhibition of Art Form, Advanced Practice, Graded Unit 2. After the course… • Career – work as an independent exhibiting artist, depending on the calibre of your work, motivation and selfpromotion skills. • Continuing study – apply for art school or university degree courses. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a Higher National Certificate. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HNC/D FINE ART

About this course (SCQF 7/8) This contemporary course includes traditional and innovative practices. It gives you a broad visual education in contemporary art practice. This develops your skills and knowledge and gives you an awareness of specialist disciplines.


NC GRAPHIC DESIGN HNC/D GRAPHIC DESIGN

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course This programme offers an introduction to the practice of graphic design. Like all NC courses, it includes 12 credits – these form the SQA National Certificate Art and Design Award. However, on this course you also study three specialist subjects to develop your skills and creativity relating directly to your chosen specialisms. The HNC/D course is a broad-based education, including practical graphic design projects and related support studies and encourages you to take responsibility for your own creative development. Students who successfully complete the HNC/D course will achieve the HNC/D Visual Communication. What you need If you don’t have the required qualifications, we’ll consider you for a place based on your experience and examples of your work. NC Graphic Design: (SCQF 5/6) • English and Art & Design at Intermediate 2 or Credit level Standard Grade.

What you’ll study NC: This course is mainly practical and project-based. It includes Sketchbook Development, Typography, Digital Media, Corporate Identity and Advertising. To develop your core skills of communication, IT and problem solving, the course also includes Contextual Studies, Digital Media and an Art & Design Project. HND: The subjects you’ll study include: Year 1: Digital Imaging, Graphic Design, Art & Design Project, Typography, DTP and Layout, Art & Design Context, Introduction to Creative Industries, Introduction to Web Design and Graded Unit 1. Year 2: Design Production, 2D Computer Animation, Web Design, Typography Project, Working in the Creative Industries, Graphic Design Project, Graded Unit 2, Client Initiated Design Project, Portfolio Production, and Specialist Illustration. After the course… • Career – after the HNC/D you can apply for jobs in the communication industry

HNC/D Graphic Design: (SCQF 7/8) • NC in Art & Design, Illustration or Graphic Design or Introductory level course in 2D Design, OR:

• Continuing study – as a successful NC student you can articulate to Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma courses in a range of related areas. When you successfully complete the HNC/D course, we can help make it easy for you to articulate to degree-level courses.

• Art & Design at Higher and English at minimum Intermediate 2.

How long NC – One year, starting in August.

• You will also be expected to submit examples of your art and design work to support your application. You will find guidance notes on preparing these examples on page 31.

HNC/D – Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a Higher National Certificate.

• We’ll invite you to a pre-entry guidance session where you’ll submit examples of your art and design work.

Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


What’s your next step? Rather than going to university right away I’m planning to wait a year, I want to build up my portfolio and work on learning how to do more with the software, I think I still need to find my What inspires you?

confidence and direction as a designer.

Inspiration can come from everywhere and anywhere. It could be something you

Where do you see yourself in the future?

hear in a song; the way a lyric makes

Well, the end goal is just to be able to

you feel. It could be architecture, art, tv,

make a good living doing something that

internet, something from a magazine;

I enjoy and that I can excited about. I

it could be a person, or something

want a career that I know I’m good at

someone says to you. I like to think when

and that makes me happy, having my

I’m on the bus or in a car listening to the

own business would be the icing on

radio, the changing sounds and scenery

the cake. However, I am worried about

keeps my mind jumping around until

the future of graphic design, as having

something amazing pops into my head.

a degree doesn’t necessarily mean you will get a job, there are far fewer jobs

designer; I had a huge sketchbook

How would you describe your style?

than there was, say, 10 years ago. As

full of designs, which, in hindsight are

I wouldn’t really say that I have a definitive

more and more people learn how to use

actually all terrible! When I left school

style; I like many different styles. I think

programs that help them design, they

When did you realize you wanted to be

I went straight into a office job which I

that the grungy look can work really well

can achieve what they want and cut out

a designer?

hated so after a few years I decided to

and looks amazing; its young and funky

the middle man. Sadly, we the designers

I’ve always been creative, I’ve loved to

go back to education and try and get

but I also like quite minimalistic styles as

are the middlemen, the outcome of this

draw, paint and make things ever since I

a career that I could enjoy. Computers

well as this can look ultra modern. I would

is that we are all after the same few

was little, it’s probably the only thing I’ve

and technology had always interested

say my style depends on the project but

jobs, making the industry extremely

ever been good at. When I was a young

me as well, so I thought graphic design

I would always aim for my designs to

competitive. For me the future, or my

teenager I dreamt of being a fashion

sounded like the perfect course for me.

have a bright, fun and fresh feel to them.

future, in graphic design is uncertain.

“Inspiration can come from everywhere and anywhere. It could be something you hear in a song; the way a lyric makes you feel.”

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

Design


NC ILLUSTRATION HNC/D ILLUSTRATION

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course This programme offers an introduction to the practice of Illustration. Like all NC courses, it includes 12 credits – these form the SQA National Certificate Art and Design Award. However, on this course you also study three specialist subjects to develop your skills and creativity relating directly to your chosen specialisms. The course encourages you to take responsibility for your own creative development. The HNC/D Illustration course develops your creative ability and technical skill in a programme which is mainly based in the studio. Your projects are developed from initial ideas and sketchbook drawings, through to illustration artwork ready for presentation to a client. Students who successfully complete the HNC/D course will achieve the HNC/D Visual Communication. What you need If you don’t have the required qualifications, we’ll consider you for a place based on your experience and examples of your work. NC Illustration: (SCQF 5/6) • English and Art & Design at Intermediate 2 or Credit level Standard Grade. • We will invite you to a pre-entry guidance session, where you’ll submit examples of your art and design work. HNC/D Illustration: (SCQF 7/8) • NC in Art and Design, Illustration or Graphic Design or Introductory level course in 2D Design, OR: • Art and Design at Higher and English at minimum Intermediate 2. • You will also be expected to submit examples of your art and design work to support your application. You will find guidance notes on preparing these examples on page 31.

What you’ll study NC: This course is project-based and includes these elements: Introduction to Illustration, Figure and Life Drawing, Digital Media, Location Drawing, Book Design and Children’s Book Illustration. To develop your core skills of communication, IT and problem solving, the course also includes Contextual Studies, Digital Media and an Art and Design Project. HNC/D: Subjects you’ll study include: Year 1: Visual Communication, Observational Drawing, Creative Process, Mixed Media, Art and Design Project, Creative Industries, Digital Imaging, Illustration, Printmaking and Producing Print, Graded Unit 1 and Life Drawing. Year 2: Design Production, Creative Project, Illustration Project, Developmental Drawing Portfolio, Observational Drawing Portfolio, Working in the Creative Industries, Client Initiated Design Project, Graded Unit 2 and Portfolio Production. After the course… • Career – The HNC/D course can lead to jobs in the communication industry, advertising agencies, design consultants, book design, magazine and newspaper publishing, private practice and visual communications. •C  ontinuing study – as a successful NC student you can articulate to Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma courses in a range of related areas. When you successfully complete the HNC/D course, we can help make it easy for you to articulate to degree-level courses. How long NC – One year, starting in August. HNC/D – Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a Higher National Certificate. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


This course fosters a high level of artistic exploration and personal development. You’ll receive vocational training through work related experiences, and opportunities for professional studies and business venturing. You’ll find opportunities to explore two and three-dimensional creative strategies as well as lens-based and digital disciplines. Critical reflection on creative practice is central to the course. What you need • HND in Contemporary Art Practice (or equivalent) with B in Graded Units, or relevant professional experience • You’ll need to submit a portfolio at your interview. What you’ll study Core modules include: Advanced Visual Creativity, Creative Project, Work-Related Learning, Contemporary Creative Processes 1, Critical Studies in the Visual Arts, Research Project, Creative Project and Artworks. After the course… • Career – practising artist, roles in museums, galleries, studios, arts centres, public art and public sector agencies, education bodies, festivals and art fairs. • Continuing study – post-graduate study at UWS or other universities. Honours graduates could apply for the MA in Creative Media Practice at UWS. How long Two years for an Honours degree – there’s the option to leave after one year with a BA degree. Where City Campus North Hanover Street. University of the West of Scotland – Ayr Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

BA (HONS) CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE

(SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)

About this course (SCQF 9) This course is offered by the University of the West of Scotland in collaboration with City of Glasgow College.


You’ll also learn how changing culture and lifestyle affects furniture. You’ll gain experience in both modern and traditional methods of furniture production. The course is projectbased, and you learn in fully equipped workshops. What you need • Two standard grades at Credit level. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Traditional Timber Construction and Techniques, Veneering, Contemporary Processes and Techniques, Upholstery Techniques, Polishing Techniques, and Workshop Drawing and Design. After the course… • Career – successful students may be taken on as trainees by furniture firms. For the mature individual, self-employment in this line of work can prove rewarding.

HNC FURNITURE

NQ FURNITURE – CRAFT

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 5/6) You’ll cover all the main skills used in the furniture manufacturing industry to craft timber and upholstery, and in wood finishing.

About this course (SCQF 7) The course encourages students to develop practical skills through manufacture. You’ll study the construction of furniture in depth, honing your skills in cabinet making, upholstery and wood finishing. What you need • NC Furniture Making, OR: •O  ne Higher – Craft and Design and English at minimum Intermediate 2, OR: • Examples of your work. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Furniture Construction, Furniture Materials, Machine Woodworking, Workshop Practice, Furniture History, Techniques of Timber Fabrication, Methods of Upholstering, and Finishing. After the course… •C  areer – self-employed designer/maker or furniture maker, and jobs in the furniture trades – drawing office, designer/maker, shopfitting.

• Continuing study – HNC/D in Furniture Craftsmanship with Design and HNC/D Furniture Restoration.

•C  ontinuing study – successful students can transfer to HND study. You’ll also build a portfolio on this course that helps you apply for a range of degree level courses.

How long One year, starting in August.

How long One year, starting in August.

Where Dornoch Street Building/Rogart Street Building.

Where Dornoch Street Building/Rogart Street Building.


HNC/D FURNITURE CRAFTSMANSHIP WITH DESIGN

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About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course encourages you to develop practical skills through manufacture, and to express yourself through design. You’ll be encouraged to study in depth the construction of furniture, to develop and build designs, and hone your skills in cabinet making, upholstery and wood finishing. What you need • NC Furniture Making, OR: • One Higher in Craft and Design, and English at minimum Intermediate 2, OR: • Examples of design and making of furniture or 3D work What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Furniture Construction, Furniture Materials, Machine Woodworking, Workshop Practice, Furniture History, Design Study, Power Tools, Techniques of Timber Fabrication, Methods of Upholstering and Finishing. After the course… • Career – self-employed designer/maker or furniture maker, and jobs in the furniture trades – drawing office, designer/maker, shopfitting. • Continuing study – successful students have gone on to study at Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh Napier University and Bucks New University – doing degrees as varied as Product Design and Furniture Restoration. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where Dornoch Street Building/ Rogart Street Building.


What you need • NQ in Furniture Making OR • One Higher – Craft and Design, and English at minimum Intermediate 2, OR: • A portfolio showing examples of making or restoring furniture or 3D work What you’ll study Subjects studied include: Furniture Materials, Furniture Construction, Workshop Practice, Woodworking Machines, Restoration Techniques of Timber, Upholstery and Finishes, Veneering, Gold Leaf and Decoration, Power Tools Furniture Restoration Practices, Conservation and Restoration of Materials. After the course… • Career – most craftspeople are self-employed or in a partnership, which can be rewarding. There are also jobs in furniture trades and shopfitting. • Continuing study – enter Year 2 or Year 3 BA (Hons) Furniture Restoration at Bucks New University and gain entry to many other degrees such as Product Design at different centres. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where Dornoch Street Building/ Rogart Street Building.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HNC/D FURNITURE RESTORATION

About this course (SCQF 7/8) This course develops your skills in furniture analysis and practical solutions, through workshop activities. You’ll study the history of furniture design and materials as well as the construction, upholstery and finishing of period furniture. You’ll also restore items of furniture throughout this course.


What you need • Two Standard Grades at Credit Level in Art & Design and English. • Examples of your Art and Design work. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Spatial Design in Commercial Interiors, Spatial Design in Assembly Interiors, Design Realisation, Art and Design Studies, Two Dimensional Design Process and Problem Solving. After the course… • Career – interior design and architectural practices, space planning consultants, property development – shop and office fitting, museum and exhibition design. • Continuing study – an HNC/D 3D Design: Interior Design. How long One year, starting in August. Where Florence Street Building.

HND 3D DESIGN: INTERIOR DESIGN

NC ART & DESIGN: INTERIOR DESIGN

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About this course (SCQF 5/6) The course gives you a foundation in the creative, research, analytical, technical and communication skills needed by a professional interior designer. The emphasis is on commercial design – home improvement is not included. You’ll progress interior design projects from research to ‘idea’ stage, then sketch design, and finally to technical drawings and interior perspectives ready for presentation to a client.

About this course (SCQF 7/8) This course is about designing for other people – creating schemes, products and objects that improve the world around us. It enables you to develop the creative, analytical and technical skills for jobs in the interior design profession. What you need • NC in Interior Design or Graphics, OR: • Higher Art and Design and English at minimum Intermediate 2 • Examples of your Art and Design work. What you’ll study Subjects include: Developmental Drawing, the Creative Process, Digital Imaging, Art and Design Project, Interior Design Projects, Creative Project for Artists and Designers, Digital Modelling, Art and Design Context: Personal Investigation, 3D Design Portfolio and Presentation, Interior Design Projects. After the course… • Career – interior design and architectural practices, space planning consultants, property development – shop and office fitting, museum and exhibition design. • Continuing study – a BSc (Hons) in Interior Design. This is offered through the college in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where Florence Street Building.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

BSC INTERIOR DESIGN

About this course (SCQF 9) This course is offered by Glasgow Caledonian University in association with the college. The design of buildings has become increasingly complex, and if you’re involved in the design process you need a lot of expertise and specialist knowledge. The course underpins the skills and knowledge required by Industry. The course combines design with technology, management and science, and you’ll develop your creative thinking and problem-solving skills in all these areas. We teach the course in design studios, IT labs and in lecture and seminar rooms. What you need • HND 3D Design: Interior Design – A in Graded Units. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: BSc3 – six modules

including three Interior Design Projects, two Integrative Study modules and Computer Aided Drawing for Interior Design. BSc4 – six modules including three Interior Design Projects with a Competition Entry, Integrative Studies, Design Analysis and Advanced CAD. After the course… • Career – Interior design practices, architectural practices, shop fitters, health boards, office design consultants, television companies, exhibition designers. How long Two years over four semesters. Where Florence Street Building.


The HND course offers a comprehensive range of skills in jewellery design and manufacture. Projects are design-led in a relaxed studio atmosphere, so you can enhance your designing and making skills. Students who successfully complete this course achieve the HNC/D Jewellery (SCQF 7/8). What you need NQ Jewellery (SCQF 5/6) • Two Standard Grades at Credit Level 1 or 2 in Art & Design and English. • Examples of your Art & Design work. HNC/D Jewellery (SCQF 7/8) • Two Highers, one of which must be in Art & Design, OR: • An NC/NQ in an Art & Design subject • Examples of your work. What you’ll study NQ course – techniques covered include: texturing and surface decoration, doming and forming, stone setting and etching. HNC/D course – practical subjects include: Casting, Experimental Techniques, Enamelling and Advanced Stone Setting. After the course… • Career – Most successful NQ students continue to further study, however some may get jobs in retail jewellery, manufacturing jewellery or become selfemployed. • Continuing study – with an NQ you can study HND Jewellery Design at the college, or HNC Applied Arts. After the HND you can further your studies, at University or Art School including a BA Hons Jewellery & Silversmithing at Glasgow School of Art. How long NQ – One year, starting in August. HND – Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

NQ JEWELLERY HNC/D JEWELLERY DESIGN

About this course The NQ course gives you a strong foundation in contemporary jewellery design and manufacture. It’s an introduction to practical workshop skills and you use a wide range of tools and machinery.


NC MODEL MAKING FOR TV & FILM

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About this course (SCQF 5/6) TV and film are using model making more and more. There are specific units for prop making, prosthetic production and animation effects. Model making is a growing, multi-disciplined industry with career paths leading into all areas of the creative industry. We teach you a variety of traditional hand skills, as well as the use of industry standard technology. This prepares you for employment or further study in the area of your choice. What you need • Two Standard Grades at Credit Level in Art & Design, Craft & Design, Product Design or English. • Examples of your Art and Design work. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: General Model Making, Introduction to Computers, Architectural Model Making, Film Sets, Computer Aided Design, Design Realisation for TV and Film, Product Design, Prop Construction Skills, Display Prop Construction, Presentation Model Making for Animation, and Life Drawing. After the course… • Career – most successful NC students go on to study further. Some may be taken on as trainees by model-making firms after this course. • Continuing study – apply for the HNC or HND in Model Making. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


Since enrolling at the college, I’ve managed to secure a work placement on a Scottish film called Outpost 2: Black Sun, where I’ll be helping to make special effects props. It’s a great opportunity but it wouldn’t be possible without the new skills I’ve learned at college.”

As part of the course, students have worked with live clients in London and made industrial visits in the UK and Europe to London, Liverpool, Manchester and Barcelona and other centres. What you need • NC Model Making or a related discipline, OR: • One Higher from Art, Craft & Design, Product Design or Graphic Communication, and English at minimum Intermediate 2, OR: • Related experience and/or examples of your Art & Design work. What you’ll study You will have the opportunity to develop your 2D skills using traditional and CAD packages, use a wide variety of hand-tool and specialist equipment in the dedicated workshops. You will be involved in the development, from start to finish, in numerous Design projects where the emphasis will be on the production of 3D work. You’ll also use a laser cutter to produce architectural and product prototypes. After the course… • Career – many students work as model makers after completing this course. Graduates from this course work all over the UK and abroad including Dubai, Australia and New Zealand. • Continuing study – previous students have gone directly into second year at University to study Model Making Design and a range of other courses to BA (Hons) level How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

The lecturers have been fantastic and really know their stuff. I found out about the course during a college open day and I’d recommend it to anybody interested in modelmaking.

HND 3D DESIGN: MODEL MAKING FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Euan Wilkie HND Modelmaking “I’ve been making models as a hobby for a number of years so I was delighted to secure a place on such a hands-on course.

About this course (SCQF 7/8) You’ll develop projects from research to complete prototype model, using initial concepts, sketch designs and sketch models, as well as presentation artwork to support your finished model. You’ll learn a variety of traditional hand skills as well as the use of industry standard technology – preparing you for employment or further study.


NC PRODUCT DESIGN HND 3D DESIGN: PRODUCT DESIGN

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About this course To design successful consumer products, you need to be able to respond to changes in the way people live, and the needs these create-that means being aware of social, cultural and technical factors.

and creative 3D design projects to introduce you to the issues that influence product design. It will give you a foundation in the creative, research, technical and analytical skills the professional product designer needs.

The two-year HND offers you a nationally recognised qualification in product design. You’ll develop product design projects from research to idea stage to sketch design – before going on to product development and making presentation boards for clients to review.

On the HND course, you’ll learn about new materials, CAD and how to use manufacturing processes such as lasercutting to produce product prototypes in-house. You’ll complete design projects – and you’ll develop the core skills of communication, problem solving, information technology and working with others.

What you need NC Product Design (SCQF 5/6): • Two Standard Grades at Credit Level in Art & Design and English. • Examples of your Art & Design work. HND 3D Design: Product Design (SCQF 8): • NC Product Design or related discipline, OR: • One Higher from Product Design, Graphic Communication or Art & Design, and English at minimum Intermediate 2, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience • Examples of your Art and Design work. What you’ll study The NC course is a programme of practical

After the course… •C  areer – most NC students go on to further study. Successful HND students may be taken on as a trainee by design firms. •C  ontinuing study – successfully completing the NC course means you can apply for an HNC/D course in 3D Design: Product Design. How long NC – one year, starting in August. HND – two years, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


For HNC / HND Courses For some courses, we’ll ask you to submit a portfolio as part of the entry requirements. Here’s some guidance on putting your portfolio together.

work which shows your initial research, how you’ve developed an idea and completed it. You can also include sketch books which show how you record images and ideas through drawing and how you collect and collate visual information.

What is a portfolio? A portfolio is a collection of examples of your art, design or craft work. You don’t have to buy an expensive folder to put it in. It’s your work we’re interested in so a good robust homemade folder is fine.

Here are some ideas for what to include in your portfolio:

Why we review your portfolio Your portfolio tells us a lot about you. It shows your creativity and practical skills in art, design or craft. It demonstrates your enthusiasm, work rate and organisational skills. Most of all it shows your potential. Reviewing your portfolio will help us to give you the best advice on which level of study and course is right for you.

• Sketchbooks

What to include It should contain examples which show your drawing and design skills – how you use colour and different media. The process of design is important as well, so you can include

Make sure everything’s clear Your portfolio or folder should open and close easily. Don’t forget to include your name and address and clearly state the course applied for on the label the college provides.

In most cases, we provide course materials. However, there are some courses where you need to buy additional materials and equipment. We may be able to support some students through a bursary, the European Social Fund (ESF) Projects and/or the College Hardship Funds. Your course tutor will be able to supply more information.

NC Art & Design: Interior Design and HNC/D 3D Design: Interior Design Some course materials are provided but you’ll need to buy a range of equipment and materials costing around £230. These are standard items for all interior designers – such as a scale rule, masking tape and A3 sketch book – and should last you for several years.

Introduction to Design: 2D; NC/HNC/D Graphic Design; NC/HNC/D Illustration; NC Art & Design; HNC/D Fine Art: HNC Art & Design (Portfolio Development) You need to buy a pack of essential materials, which may cost up to £150 though they’re not all needed at the same time. Your course tutor will give you a materials list at the start of the course. If you’re studying Graphic Design and Illustration, there will be additional costs for digital colour prints of up to £100 a year. NC and HNC/D 3D Design: Product Design Some course materials are provided but you’ll need to buy a range of equipment costing up to £100.

• Examples of school work undertaken at or as part of a programme of study or personal work in art, design or crafts • Preliminary studies with finished work to illustrate how you develop ideas • Copies of work sent to an exam board • Photographs of any 3-dimensional work Don’t be concerned about the volume of work in your portfolio – we’re interested more in the quality than the quantity of your work.

NC Model Making for TV and Film and HNC/D 3D Design: Model Making for Creative Industries Essential course materials are provided but you’ll need to buy a range of equipment and materials – such as a craft knife, steel rule and technical pens/pencils – costing around £150. NC Applied Arts and HNC/D Art Glass Design Most course materials are provided but you’ll need to buy a range of materials based on your final design and manufacture unit.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222


• Access to the course is by interview with the course leader. What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include PC Passport: Introduction to the Internet and Online Communications, Office and Personal Productivity Applications, Computer Hardware and Systems, Digital Media Elements for Applications and Digital Numeracy. After the course… • Continuing study – guaranteed access to a higher-level full-time course at City of Glasgow College. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s.

About this course (SCQF 5) The course focuses on the IT skills you’ll need in the modern workplace. It is very hands-on and helps prepare you to get a job – or go on to a higher-level course in computing, interactive media, technical support or information technology. What you need • Three National Courses including Intermediate 1 English and Maths/ Numeracy, OR: • Three Standard Grades at General Level, ideally including English and Mathematics/Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience. What you’ll study The core units you’ll study are Modern Computer Systems, Computer Hardware and Software Applications. You’ll also cover a wide variety of subjects through general application packages, including IT Systems, Programming, Computer Networking, Web Design, Applications Design and Communications. After the course… • Career – an opportunity may arise to get a MA (Modern Apprentice) within a company. • Continuing study – guaranteed access to a higher-level full-time course at City of Glasgow College. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • You don’t need any formal qualifications.

NC DIGITAL MEDIA COMPUTING

NC DIGITAL MEDIA COMPUTING ACCESS

About this course (SCQF 4) This is an introductory course and will include Internet technologies, digital games design, multimedia and digital photography.


What you need • Three National Courses including Intermediate 1 English and Maths/ Numeracy, OR: • Three Standard Grades at General level, including English and Mathematics/ Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include Computer Hardware and Software Applications, Communications and Numeracy. You’ll also cover Networking and Computer Support – including Technical Fault Diagnosis and Remedy, Security of ICT Systems, Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Operating Systems (XP or Windows 7), Installing Hardware Components, Software Maintenance and Installation. After the course… • Career – an opportunity may arise to get a MA (Modern Apprentice) within a company. • Continuing study – guaranteed access to the higher level Technical Support course at City of Glasgow College. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

NC COMPUTING: TECHNICAL SUPPORT (Level 6)

NC COMPUTING: TECHNICAL SUPPORT (Level 5)

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About this course (SCQF 5) This course is ideal if you’re preparing to move into work but particularly if you plan to go on to a higher-level Technical Support course. It focuses on key technical skills for supporting an IT infrastructure in the modern workplace, and there’s a balance of theoretical and practical delivery.

About this course (SCQF 6) This course is ideal if you’re preparing to move into work or go on to a higher-level Technical Support course. It focuses on key technical skills for supporting an IT infrastructure in the modern workplace, and there’s a balance of theoretical and practical delivery. What you need • Three National Courses including Intermediate 2 English and Maths/ Numeracy with an A or B pass, OR: • Three Standard Grades at Credit level, including English and Mathematics/ Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include Computer Hardware and Software Applications, Communications and Numeracy. You’ll also cover Networking and Computer Support – including Technical Fault Diagnosis and Remedy, Security of ICT Systems, Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Operating Systems (XP, Windows 7). After the course… • Career – an opportunity may arise to get a MA (Modern Apprentice) within a company to support the IT infrastructure. • Continuing study – guaranteed access to the higher level Technical Support course at City of Glasgow College. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s.


What you need • Three National Courses including Intermediate 2 English and Maths/ Numeracy with an A or B pass, OR: • Three Standard Grades at Credit level, including English and Mathematics/ Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include Developing Software using Visual Basic, Structured Query Language (SQL), C#, Visual Basic.net, Designing and Creating Relational Databases, Designing and Creating Advanced Websites, Develop Designs and Test Software Components. After the course… • Career – an opportunity may arise to get a MA (Modern Apprentice) within a company. • Continuing study – guaranteed progress to the HNC Computing or the HND Computing: Software Development course at the college. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

NQ COMPUTING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

About this course (SCQF 6) The course offers an ideal preparation for work, or for entry to a higher-level software development course. Using a balance of theory and practice, you’ll learn the concepts of software design and how to interpret programme specifications.


You’ll learn the theory as well as practical drawing skills, animation skills, including fundamental concepts and techniques. What you need • Three National Courses including Intermediate 1 English and Maths/ Numeracy, OR: • Three Standard Grades at General level, including English and Mathematics/ Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll cover include: Introduction to Animation, 2D and 3D Drawing Skills and Development, Audio Video Acquisition and Editing, Still Image Acquisition, Media Assets, Narrative for Character Development and Storytelling, Lighting Techniques and Atmospheric Effects and Movement Techniques. After the course… • Continuing study – guaranteed access to the higher-level courses in 3D Computer Animation, Computer Arts or Interactive Media at the college.

HNC 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION

NC COMPUTER ARTS & ANIMATION

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About this course (SCQF 5) This creative course is ideal if you’re preparing to move into work or go on to a higher-level course in Computer Animation, Interactive Media or Computer Arts.

About this course (SCQF 7) This hands-on course develops the creative and technical skills you’ll need as a 3D digital developer. It covers major software including Autodesk 3Ds Max, Photoshop, Final Cut and the MS Office suite. You’ll use both Mac and PC platforms to give you more flexibility in the workplace. What you need • One appropriate Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including at least one from Computing, Information Systems, Graphic Communications and/or the Art and Design area) OR: • One Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit Level, OR: • A national qualification at SCQF Level 5 or 6 in a related subject (such as Art and Design, Computer Arts and Animation) OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: 3D Modelling: An Introduction, Character Modelling, Cameras, Lighting and Special Effects, Environmental Modelling, Drawing Skills, Movement Studies, Surfaces and Textures, Showreel/ Portfolio Creation, Sound Editing, Video Editing, and Compositing. After the course… • Career – there may be employment opportunities in new media, interactive media and converging media technology

How long One year, starting in August.

• Continuing study – We’re setting up agreements with Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland.

Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


• One Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit Level, OR: • A national qualification at SCQF Level 5 or 6 in a related subject (such as Digital Media Computing, Computing: Technical Support or Software Development) OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study Units of study will include: Programming with Visual Basic, Program Planning, Computer Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Applications Software, Communications Unit and this course has a final exam. There are additional vendor courses; Microsoft Configuring Windows 7, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Administrator and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Technician; embedded in the delivery of this award which costs £200. Eligible candidates may fund this through ILA Scotland award under current arrangements. This vendor qualification is certificated in addition to your HNC award and gives significant additional employability. After the course… • Career – an opportunity may arise to get a MA (Modern Apprentice) within a company. • Continuing study – second year of HND Computing programmes, and entry into the first year of related BSc Computing degree programmes at most universities. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s.

About this course (SCQF 8) This course provides a practical understanding of information technology. You also gain experience in industrystandard software packages on both PC and Macintosh platforms. These include items from the Adobe CS suite, MS Project and the MS Office suite. What you need • Two Highers and three Intermediate 2 courses (including Computing or Information Systems), OR: • Two Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit level or above (including Computing or Information Systems), OR: • A national qualification at SCQF Level 5 or 6 in a related subject such as Digital Media Computing, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study may include IT in Business – Databases, Spreadsheets, Word Processing and Presentation Applications, Working in a Project Team, Information Technology – Legislation and Codes of Practice, Project Management 1, Functional Areas of Business, Internet – Web Technology and Security, Structured Query Language (SQL) – Introduction. Embedded within this award is an Oracle vendor qualification which may make you significantly more employable. If you do not have the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certificate(s) then there will be an additional cost associated of £200. Eligible candidates may fund this through ILA Scotland award under current arrangements. After the course… • Career – working as an IT professional in a business environment. • Continuing study – third year of degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University or the University of the West of Scotland. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • One appropriate Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including at least one from Computing or Information Systems) OR:

HND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

HNC COMPUTING

About this course (SCQF 7) Thinking of a career as a programmer or on the technical and support side of computing? There are still many openings available in computing and IT at all levels, despite the economy. Success in the HNC also allows you to carry on to higherlevel HND courses in a whole range of computing disciplines.


HND INTERACTIVE MEDIA (WEB DEVELOPMENT)

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About this course (SCQF 8) The course offers essential industry skills in multimedia and the delivery takes a development and programming approach. There will be a hands on focus on current standard development technologies such as xHTML, CSS, Web Services, XML, C# or VB.NET, AJAX, Javascript, ASP.Net and Silverlight. What you need • Two Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including Computing, Graphic Design or Information Systems), OR: • Two Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit level or above (including Computing, Graphic Design or Information Systems), OR: • A national qualification at SCQF Level 5 or 6 in a related subject such as Digital Media Computing, Computer Arts and Animation OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: User Interface Design, Multimedia Planning and Authoring, Digital Imaging, Sound and Video, Software Development, Web Development, Working in Teams, 3D Modelling, Interactive Fiction, Developing Interactive Products, Developing Rich Internet Application. You’ll also do an individual multimedia project in your second year. There is an additional vendor course (CIW Associate) embedded in the delivery of this award which costs £200 (1st year). Eligible candidates may fund this through ILA Scotland award under current arrangements. This vendor qualification is certificated in addition to your HND award and gives significant additional employability. After the course… • Career – interface designer, web designer and developer, content creator, multimedia development specialist or project manager. • Continuing study – year three at a local university or articulation to the BSc Multimedia Computing degree delivered at the college. We have agreements with Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s.


• Two Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit level or above (including Computing, Graphic Design or Information Systems), OR: • A national qualification at SCQF Level 5 or 6 in a related subject such as Digital Media Computing, Computer Arts and Animation OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: User Interface Design, Multimedia Planning and Authoring, Digital Video and Audio, Web Development and Network Fundamentals, 2D Animation, Digital Imaging for Bitmap and Vector Graphics to Advanced Level. You’ll also do an individual multimedia project in your second year. There is an additional vendor course (CIW Associate) embedded in the delivery of this award which costs £200 (1st year). Eligible candidates may fund this through ILA Scotland award under current arrangements. This vendor qualification is certificated in addition to your HND award and gives significant additional employability. After the course… • Career – interface designer, animation developer, content creator, multimedia development specialist. • Continuing study – year three at a local university or articulation to the BSc Multimedia Computing degree delivered at the college. We have agreements with Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

About this course (SCQF 8) The course provides a range of skills needed for employment and Higher Education courses in art and design. This is a new course of study and has been devised as a National Framework replacing existing Digital Art and Design courses. The course provides a foundation in art and design and you’ll develop project-based work in new media, animation, digital video and the internet. You’ll translate conventional art and design activities in the context of emerging computer arts and design disciplines. What you need • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above, including Art and two other passes at Standard Grade (or equivalent) at band 3 or above, OR: • National Qualification Art and Design (or equivalent) • You’ll need a portfolio of relevant work What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include Development Drawing 1, Digital Imaging, Art and Design Context, Introduction to the Creative Industries, Graded Unit 1, Professional Studies, Graded Unit 2, Creative Project, and Visual Philosophy. After the course… • Continuing study – Appropriate articulation agreements are in place for degree courses in art and design. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • Two Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including Computing, Graphic Design or Information Systems), OR:

HND COMPUTER ART & DESIGN

HND INTERACTIVE MEDIA (CONTENT CREATION)

About this course (SCQF 8) The course offers essential industry skills in multimedia content creation, development and delivery. You’ll work with industry-standard software applications from the Adobe CS3 and CS4 suites. These include Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects and Flash. For video editing, you’ll use Final Cut Pro. To give you more flexibility in the workplace, the course covers Macs and PCs.


HND COMPUTER NETWORKING & INTERNET TECHNOLOGY

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About this course (SCQF 8) The course offers extensive specialisation in network related technologies. An important feature of this programme is that it allows you to integrate vendor training courses. These cover various Microsoft certifications including MCDST, CISCO (CCNA) and CompTIA (A+). What you need • Two Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including a combination of the following; Physics, Mathematics, Computing or Information Systems), OR: • A national qualification at SCQF Level 6 in Computing: Technical Support, or a related subject OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study Your course will include: PC Hardware and Software, Client Operating System, Network Server Operating System, Networking Fundamentals, Routing Technology, Internetworking Technology, Switching Technology, Network Fundamentals and Networking Technology. A number of vendor qualifications will be also embedded within the course, i.e. CompTIA A+ MCDST (Microsoft Desktop Support Technician) CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) There will be an additional cost associated with the embedding of these vendor qualifications of approx. £400 (1st year) and £400 (2nd year). Eligible candidates may fund this through ILA Scotland award under current arrangements. These vendor qualifications are certificated in addition to your HND award and gives significant additional employability. After the course… • Career – work in the larger telecommunications companies or with major companies working with their network. • Continuing study – year three at a local university. We have agreements with Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s.


I’m studying for a Masters Degree in Cartography at Heriot-Watt University but it wouldn’t be possible without the help of staff at the college. Thanks to them I’ve been able to use the computing skills they taught me to aid my degree studies. The time I spent at the college was a valuable experience and one I enjoyed immensely. I’m so grateful for the support and encouragement I received from my lecturers and the course leader.”

What you need • Two Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including a combination of the following; Physics, Mathematics, Computing or Information Systems), OR: • A national qualification at SCQF Level 6 in Computing: Software Development, or a related subject OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study Your core units will include Structured Programming, Systems Development Object Orientated Design, Object Oriented Programming (using Java), Relational Database Systems (using the Oracle Academy programme), Project Management, Professional Issues in Computing, and Computer Architecture. Embedded within this award is an Oracle vendor qualification which may make you significantly more employable. After the course… • Career – software development, web design and management information systems. • Continuing study – second or third year of degree courses How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s.

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“I learned a lot of new skills at the college and they have formed the perfect stepping stone to a place at university.

HND COMPUTING: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (WITH GAMES OPTION)

Monika Molnar HND Computing: Software Development

About this course (SCQF 8) You will study towards an up-to-date qualification in many of the skills that are in demand for many different types of job in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). These include developing skills in C#, VB.NET, Java, Object Oriented Design, Object Oriented Programming, SQL Programming and Project Management.


DIPLOMA IN ICT PRACTICAL COMPETENCE

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About this course (SCQF 8) This is a hands-on course which provides knowledge, understanding and relevant skills that are in very high demand in the ICT industry. This qualification is ideal for anyone looking for a career in ICT. What you need • Two Highers and three Intermediate 2 courses (including Computing or Information Systems), OR: • Two Highers and three Standard Grades at Credit level or above (including Computing or Information Systems) OR: • A national qualification at SCQF Level 6 in Computing: Technical Support, or related subject OR: • O  ther equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Developing Own Effectiveness and Professionalism, Health and Safety in ICT and Project Management. Also included in the course are the vendor units of CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft Configuring Windows 7, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Administrator and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Technician. There will be an additional cost associated with the embedding of these vendor qualifications of approx. £280 (1st year) and £200 (2nd year). Eligible candidates may fund this through ILA Scotland award under current arrangements. These vendor qualifications are certificated in addition to your HND award and gives significant additional employability. After the course… • Career – This course is designed for anyone wishing to enter work as an apprentice in the IT and Telecoms sector such as IT Technical Sales Specialist, Network Administrators/Manager, Equipment Service Technicians and Telecommunications Technician. • Continuing study – year three at a local university. We have agreements with Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


• A national qualification at SCQF Level 6 in Computing: Technical Support, or related subject OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study Your core units will include: Computer Architecture, Single User Operating Systems, Network Server Operating Systems, Client Operating Systems, Project Management, Network Technology and Data Communications. Also included in the course are the vendor units of CISCO Essentials (part 1), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Microsoft Configuring Windows 7, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Administrator and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Technician, MTA Security Fundamentals, MTA Server Fundamentals and MTA Server Administration Fundamentals. There will be an additional cost associated with the embedding of these vendor qualifications of approx. £500 (1st year) and £500 (2nd year). Eligible candidates may fund this through ILA Scotland award under current arrangements. These vendor qualifications are certificated in addition to your HND award and gives significant additional employability. After the course… • Career – most companies have a network underpinning their business function so there are opportunities to gain employment supporting a company’s IT infrastructure. • Continuing study – year three at a local university. We have agreements with Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s.

About this course (SCQF 9) The course is an exciting collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland. You can join directly after your HND, and attend the college for all your classes. When you successfully complete the course, you can choose to either graduate with a BSc Multimedia Technology from University of the West of Scotland, or complete the Honours year of the course at the University’s Paisley campus. What you need • HND in a multimedia or related discipline, for example computing or web development. • The general admission requirements are set by the University of the West of Scotland. • All applications must be made via UCAS on UCAS code GP43 What you’ll study The modules you’ll study are: Multimedia Development, Website Development, Database Systems, Advanced Flash Production, Internal Scripting and Interactive Design. You’ll develop practical expertise in the professional skills required for success in a dynamic and competitive industry. After the course… • Career – e-commerce, corporate training and publishing, multimedia marketing or web development with independent consultancies, educational bodies, government agencies and multinational manufacturing companies. • Continuing study – BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology at the University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley campus, completing the Honours course over one year of full-time study. How long One academic year for a BSc. One further year, studying at University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley Campus, to obtain an Honours degree. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

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What you need • Two Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including a combination of the following Computing or Information Systems), OR:

BSc (HONS) MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY

HND COMPUTING: TECHNICAL SUPPORT

About this course (SCQF 8) The course offers many skills that are in demand for many support roles in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry – including network technology.


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• Personal experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Video, Radio, Research, Interviewing, Feature Writing, Presentation and Programme Making. All this is included as an introduction to cross platform media content production, which you’ll cover in a variety of units. All these areas are relevant for further training in Communication and Media. After the course… • Career – junior level posts. • Continuing study – Higher National Certificate/Diploma courses in subject areas of Journalism, Creative Industries: Radio, Television, Communication with Media or Professional Writing and Information Technology. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

About this course (SCQF 7/8) Journalists are now expected to shoot on video and edit on digital systems to produce news items, to record a piece of news suitable for radio broadcast – and to write up the same story for the internet. The HNC/D courses equip you to succeed in this modern media environment. What you need • NC Media or equivalent, OR: • One Higher (English) plus three Standard Grades at Credit level • Some practical skills in IT, including word processing, email and internet • Examples of your work. What you’ll study In the first year you’ll cover News and Feature Writing, Research and Interview Skills, Sub-editing, Shorthand, Scots Law, Radio News and Radio Interviewing. In the second year, you’ll continue at a more advanced level. You’ll also study advanced units including Electronic News Gathering (shooting and editing video news) and Online Reporting. You’ll have access to the college radio studio and television facilities. After the course… • Career – print journalism (especially local and community press), broadcast journalism and online journalism. • Continuing study – entry into year three of the BA Journalism or BA (Hons) Broadcast Production at the University of the West of Scotland. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a Higher National Certificate. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

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What you need • Two Standard Grades at Credit Level – one of which must be English, OR:

HNC/D PRACTICAL JOURNALISM

NC MEDIA

About this course (SCQF 6) The course offers a good grounding for a career in the creative media industries. It covers a wide range of subjects including television, journalism and broadcasting. The course also includes National Progression Awards in Journalism and Radio.


NC TELEVISION PRODUCTION HNC/D CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: TELEVISION

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About this course The college offers different levels of television courses. 1. NC Television Production (SCQF 5/6) This course covers basic skills in all areas of television production. The NC course is viewed as a foundation for HN studies. 2. HNC Creative Industries: Television (SCQF 7) This is a highly practical course covering the main aspects of television production. 3. HND Creative Industries: Television (SCQF 8) This course develops skills in all areas of television production, including camera, sound, editing, sound dubbing and lighting. What you need NC Television Production • Two Standard Grades at Credit level including English, OR: • Personal experience HNC/D Creative Industries: Television • An NQ or NC in TV or equivalent SVQ, OR: • Higher English and three Standard Grades at Credit level, OR: • Relevant television experience • Examples of your work. See page 61 for tips on supplying your portfolio. What you’ll study NC – The subjects you’ll study include: Directing a Single Camera Production, Single Camera on Location, Sound Recording, Lighting for Single Camera, and Multi-Camera Studio Techniques. HNC – The subjects you’ll study are TV Directing, Basic Camera, Basic Sound, Basic Editing, Live Multi-Camera Studio, Production Management, Production Assistant and Digital Editing.

HND – In the first year you’ll study the same subjects as the HNC. The second year allows you to specialise in camera, sound and lighting – including Directing on Location, Advanced Single Camera, Location Lighting, Location Sound and Production Management. Alternatively, you can specialise in Post-Production Directing on Location, Advanced Digital Editing, Sound Dubbing and Production Management After the course… • Career – The NC course is a foundation for HNC/D studies. There are also potential jobs in corporate and community television. HNC/D – the television industry is expanding and there are opportunities for skilled graduates both in broadcasting and with independent production companies. • Continuing study – NC: apply for HNC/D Creative industries: Television. HNC: apply for second year of BA (Hons) Broadcast and Production course at the University of the West of Scotland or the HND offered at the college. HND: apply for third year of BA TV offered in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Arts and Creative Industries. How long NC – One year, starting in August. HNC – One year, starting in August. HND – Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


BA TELEVISION (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)

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About this course (SCQF 9) Run in partnership with the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University who enjoy a first class reputation as a centre for excellence in screen practice-led courses, the City of Glasgow College offers this innovative Bachelors in Television.  With links to industry in Scotland and beyond, this course reflects the dynamic and converging worlds of broadcast television, film, journalism and new media. This includes our key industry partner, STV, who offer student mentorship and work placement opportunities, as well as master classes, guest speakers and an end-of-year showcasing of students’ creative projects. As a student of this course, you will also have the chance to compete for a limited number of internship placements at STV, offering an invaluable opportunity to gain hands on experience in television and online production and get a head start in your career. Having already gained an ‘HND: Creative Industries, Television’ (or equivalent) this offers a pathway to progress to a degree course for students who are interested in a practice-led course, are motivated to build on and extend the skills and knowledge gained at college and are focused on the television and screen media industries of the future. Keeping students’ needs in mind, this course strikes balances between gaining professional level technical production skills developing creative practice through teamwork - and individual project work, and following academic studies which seek to

analyse and investigate the complex and rapid contemporary changes in the creative media industries. The BA Television course is structured so that students’ individual qualities and interests are identified and developed. There are very close links with industry and with a range of practitioners involved in all aspects of television production. The teaching staff all have direct personal experience working in the industry. Applications should be directed to Edinburgh Napier making clear in your UCAS personal statement that you would prefer to study in Glasgow.  The third year of the BA is being offered at the City of Glasgow College for the first time in 2011 with plans to introduce the fourth year of the Honours programme in 2012. What you need • HND Creative Industries TV, OR, • Relevant Television experience. • Please apply to Edinburgh Napier University through UCAS making your preference to study at City of Glasgow College clear in your personal statement After the course… Career – The television industry is expanding and there are opportunities for skilled graduates both in broadcasting and with independent production companies. How long One year, starting in August for the BA award with the option to study for one more year to get the BA (Hons) Television. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


HND – This new course builds on the skills developed in the HNC. The focus is still on programme making, but more about developing the abilities – technical, production and creative – necessary to work at Producer level rather than Broadcast Assistant. What you need HNC Creative Industries: Radio • NC/NQ in Radio or equivalent SVQ, OR: • One Higher plus three Standard Grades at Credit level, OR: • Relevant radio experience HND Creative Industries: Radio • HNC Creative Industries: Radio What you’ll study HNC – The subjects you’ll study include: Radio Presentation, Music Programme Production, Radio Interviewing, Technical Operations, Recording and Editing, and Scripting and Presenting for Radio News. HND – Many of the HNC subjects are offered on the HND at a higher level. You’ll tackle more complex programme-making activities in more challenging technical environments. After the course… • Career –HNC/D: There are opportunities in radio for those with a variety of up-todate skills and broadcasting knowledge and experience. • Continuing study –HNC/D – apply for second or third year of the BA (Hons) Broadcast and Production course at the University of the West of Scotland. How long HNC – One year, starting in August. HND – Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

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HNC/D CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: RADIO

(HND SUBJECT TO SQA VALIDATION)

About this course (SCQF 7/8) HNC – This well established course develops radio production and broadcasting skills, including interviewing, scripting, presentation, news operations, sound recording, commercial production and digital editing.


NQ PHOTOGRAPHY

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About this course (SCQF 6) The course offers an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of photography. It covers basic photographic skills and the principles of camera technique, materials and lighting. We emphasise practical skills strongly. To give you a good grounding, you’ll study supporting areas like basic computing, design, reprographics, number skills and communication. What you need • Relevant group of Units/Courses at Access (eg Photography, Media or Communication), OR: • Standard Grades at Credit Level e.g. English/ Art/IT, OR: • Personal experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Basic Camera Techniques, Photography: Digital Imaging, Portraiture, Basic Studio Photography, Monochrome Film Processing and Printing, Product Photography and Introduction to Close-Up Photography. After the course… • Career – technical assistants, trainees and jobs in the retail trade. • Continuing study – apply for HND Photography course at this college. You can then go on to our BA (Hons) Photography degree, which we offer in conjunction with the University of the West of Scotland. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


With experienced staff on hand and modern well-equipped facilities, this is an excellent opportunity to excel in Photography and build a portfolio showcasing your work. What you need • An NC/NQ in Photography or equivalent SVQ, OR: • Relevant photographic experience • A photographic portfolio. See page 61 for tips on supplying your portfolio. What you’ll study The units you’ll study include: Studio Still Life, Digital Imaging, Image Editing, Photography Theory, Photography Applied Techniques, Portraiture, Corporate Photography, Darkroom Techniques, Photojournalism, Advertising, Image Editing, Fashion, Documentary and Creative Industries: An Introduction. After the course… • Career – advertising, commercial, press and photojournalism, fashion, sports, social, medical, scientific and education – throughout the UK and worldwide. • Continuing study – HNC: apply for second year of the HND Photography course. HND: apply for the new BA (Hons) Photography Degree offered by the University of the West of Scotland in association with the college. How long Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

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HNC/D PHOTOGRAPHY

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course provides the skills you need to start a career in photography or a related area within the creative industries. It’s practice-based, with projects both in the studio and on location. These include some projects you choose yourself.


BA (HONS) PHOTOGRAPHY

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About this course (SCQF 9) This degree is a collaboration with the college and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). The course focuses on practice-led photographic areas and work-related experience while providing opportunities for business, entrepreneurship and enterprise activities. Guest lectures and workshop sessions are an essential integrated element of many modules. You will gain practical experience in the college’s photography labs and studios and have the chance to undertake modules in arts-related business subjects at the UWS campus in Ayr. In addition, you will be able to plan and set up exhibitions of your own creative projects. What you need • You’ll need to have an HND in Photography or relevant professional experience for entry into Year 3 • All candidates will be interviewed and assessed on their portfolio. • You should apply through UCAS using UCAS code W690 M BA/PhDI What you’ll study Core modules in Year 3 are: Photography 3A, Critical Studies in the Visual Arts, Photo Imaging, Photography 3B, Work-related Learning. Plus an option module from topics including: Photography (Extended Development), Rights and the Creative Industries, and Business Venturing. Students on the course will be eligible to apply to study with one of our European partners as part of the Erasmus scheme. You can also take part in the Intercultural Design Camp, coordinated by the UWS and its Swedish, Belgian and German partners. Year 4 Honours: In this final year, you will use your skills to develop creative projects. You will produce an Honours dissertation covering an area of personal study. Core modules include: Photoworks, Photography Creative Project, Photography Research Project. The recommended option at Level 10 is: Presentation and Promotion, although you may choose from a range of available options at this level.


• Study - Honours graduates could progress to the University’s MA in Creative Media Practice. How long BA - One year, starting in August. BA (Hons) - Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street (although some options may also be studied at the UWS Ayr Campus).

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After the course … • Career - The creative industries sector covers a range of creative practice and economic activities. As a graduate of this course it is expected that you will be well placed to play your part in these industries.


FOUNDATION CREATIVE CRAFTS & PHOTOGRAPHY

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About this course (SCQF 4/5) The course is an introduction to the creative skills of design, photography, screen printing, bookbinding and portfolio presentation. You’ll be able to try out several different and exciting creative crafts, including photography. If you’re looking for a practical course to gain a wide range of skills, then this is the one for you. What you need •T  here are no formal entry requirements. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Design Process, Print Finishing, Photography: Camera Techniques, Computer Applications, Communications, Book Art, Creative Printmaking, Portfolio Preparation and Screen Printing. After the course… •C  ontinuing study – apply for HNC/HND and Degree level study. Many previous students have gone on to take further courses at the college. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


What you need • There are no formal entry requirements. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study cover three key areas: Relief Printing, Screenprinting, and Digital Printmaking. These are supported with Design and Artwork Preparation for Printing, Offset Litho Printing, Drypoint (Intaglio Printing), Digital Photography and Print Finishing. After the course… • Career – junior technician or artworker. • Continuing study – apply for HNC and HND Print Media courses at the college including HNC Creative Printmaking, HND Digital Media for Design and Print and HNC/D Photography. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

About this course (SCQF 5/6) The course is mainly project based, so you can explore the various screen printing facilities available to you at the college. You’ll acquire fundamental screen printing skills and techniques in many different creative applications. You’ll experiment with screen printing processes – and learn how to produce colour screen prints by hand as well as using photographic and digital methods. What you need • There are no formal entry requirements. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Introduction to Screen Printing, Multiple Image Printing, Visual Presentation, Fine Line and Halftone Screen Printing, Creative Textile Development, Exhibition Design, Digital Artwork Preparation for Screen Printing and Digital Photography. After the course… • Career – screen printing industry in areas including general advertising, textile printing and specialist printing on plastics and ceramics. • Continuing study – apply for HNC and HND Print Media courses at the college, including HNC Creative Printmaking and HNC/D Digital Media for Design and Print. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

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The college has a long history of providing education and training for the printing industries in Scotland, so we are also well placed to advise you on career prospects.

NC SCREEN PRINTING

NQ CREATIVE PRINT MAKING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY

About this course (SCQF 4/5) The course gives you experience of working in different printing and digital design media, as you develop your understanding of them. You’ll also explore how print is integral to contemporary culture.


What you need • Art & Design Higher and English at minimum Intermediate 2, OR: • NQ in Creative Design or Creative Media at SCQF Level 5 or 6, OR: • Equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are Relief Printing, Intaglio, Offset Lithography, Screen Printing, and Digital Printmaking. There are also units on Digital Imaging, Drawing, Art & Design in Context, and Photography. Combined, these subjects give you a broad base of printmaking skills. After the course… • Career – technician or artworker level. • Continuing study – apply for HND courses offered at the college, other Further Education Colleges or Higher Education Institute (HEI) degree programmes. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

HNC/D DIGITAL MEDIA FOR DESIGN & PRINT

HNC CREATIVE PRINTMAKING

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About this course (SCQF 7) You will work in different media and explore the integral nature of print in contemporary culture. The course develops your understanding of printing and digital design media, and gives you experience of working in these media.

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course provides the knowledge and skills required for a career in the creative media industries. Highly practical, it will prepare you for fields – including artwork creation, digital imaging and pre-press disciplines – used in the printing, design and publishing industries. What you need • An NC/NQ qualification in print, design or equivalent SVQ, OR: • One Higher plus three Standard Grades at Credit level, OR: • Relevant experience in printing or digital media What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include Digital Imaging, Computer Aided Design, Graphic Design, Typography and Desktop Publishing, Multimedia and 3D Animation, Web Design, Pre-Press Technologies, Print Production Technologies and Communication Industry Management. We provide all course materials. After the course… • Career – options include in-house publishing and media departments, commercial printing and publishing companies. • Continuing study – apply for year two or three at a Higher Education Institution. We have agreements with the University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a Higher National Certificate. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


Not only have they developed and strengthened my writing but they have opened my mind to new ideas such as poetry, script writing, and writing for radio. I’ve managed to get a number of commissions, including the Comedy Unit, so the course has been everything I could have asked for and more.”

About this course (SCQF 7) Do you aspire to a career as a professional writer? This course hones the skills of budding writers in many fields. We cover scripting for film, TV and radio, as well as short story writing, poetry and, of course, feature journalism. Previous students on the course have had scripts filmed and novels published. Many work as writing tutors and editors, while others have gone on to do degrees and postgraduate courses. What you need • One Higher Grade in English or an appropriate group of units (e.g Literature 1, Communication 4). • Mature students without formal qualifications but with a proven interest in writing in terms of work experience or folio may enter at the discretion of the course leader. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are: Creative Industries: an Introduction, Creative Writing, Scripting for Radio, Scripting for Television, Writing for the Media, Literature: Close Reading Skills, English Language Skills, Feature Writing, Research & Interview Skills, a Creative Project, Narrative in Fiction & Film and a Graded Unit. After the course… • Career – creative writing, freelance writing, journalism, script editing, scriptwriting, broadcasting. Previous students have also found work in publishing, script tutoring, ghost writing, events management and speech writing. • Continuing study – BA and MA Degree courses in English, Journalism, Film Scripting, Creative Writing and Humanities. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

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However, that all changed thanks to the support of lecturers who made me realise there is a mine of opportunities just waiting to be tapped into.

HNC CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: PROFESSIONAL WRITING SKILLS

Erica Von Stein – HNC Professional Writing “The idea of writing for a living was beyond my wildest dreams – nothing more than a hobby I enjoyed in my spare time.


On this course, the teaching staff have a wide variety of media experience and you can expect media guest speakers, visits and professional workshops. You are continually assessed and you’ll have a project that will be graded. What you need • We’ll invite you to an interview • One Higher Grade (English preferred), OR: • An appropriate group of SQA units including Communication 4/ or its equivalent. • Mature students may enter at the discretion of the course leader What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Journalism 1, PR Principles and Practice, Radio Production 1, Introduction to the Creative Industries, Music Industry Promotions, Video Production 1, Film Theory and Writing for the Media. After the course… • Career – journalism, television and radio production, video production, public relations, and advertising. • Continuing study – apply for second year HND Communication with Media, BA Communication, BA Broadcast Production, BA Journalism, BA PR & Advertising, BA Film & Media, BA Film Making & Screen Writing. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

HND COMMUNICATION WITH MEDIA

HNC COMMUNICATION WITH MEDIA

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About this course (SCQF 7) The course prepares students for higher education and employment.

About this course (SCQF 8) The course prepares students for higher education and employment. On this course, the teaching staff have a wide variety of media experience and you can expect media guest speakers, visits and professional workshops. You are continually assessed and you’ll have a project that will be graded. What you need • We’ll invite you to an interview • Higher English plus one other Higher, OR: • An appropriate group of SQA units including Communication 4 or its equivalent. • Mature students may enter at the discretion of the course leader What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are: Public Relations 2, Journalism 2, Video Production 2, Radio Production 2, Interpersonal & Group Skills, Writing for the Media 2, Graded Unit 2 and Media Analysis – Advertising. After the course… • Career – journalism, television and radio production, video production, public relations, and advertising. • Continuing study – apply for BA Communication, BA Broadcast Production, BA Journalism, BA PR & Advertising, BA Film & Media, or BA Film Making & Screen Writing. How long Two years, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.


What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are: Voice, Acting, Movement, Productions, both devised and text-based, Improvisation, Theatre History and Communication and Literature. After the course… • Career – acting, theatre, community drama. • Continuing study – apply for HNC Acting and Performance and HND Acting and Performance. The college offers three years of continuous Drama/Acting and Performance Skills courses. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

About this course (SCQF 7) This full-time course develops the skills required for acting and performance. When you complete it successfully, you can move straight into the second year of HND Acting and Performance. What you need •W  e’ll invite you to an audition where you will perform a monologue and attend an interview. • Two Higher grades, including English, or NQ Drama & Production Skills What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are: Acting, Voice, Production, Movement, Community Drama, Text and Performance, Creating Drama Scripts and Theatre Styles. After the course… • Career – theatre, television, community drama, and theatre production. • Continuing study – apply for second year HND Acting and Performance, BA Degree in Theatre Studies/Acting/Drama Performing Arts, BA Community Arts. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

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What you need • We’ll invite you to an audition where you will perform a monologue and attend an interview.

HNC ACTING & PERFORMANCE

NQ DRAMA & PRODUCTION SKILLS

About this course (SCQF 5/6) The course provides a grounding in the practical skills of drama and theatre. It gives an introduction to the areas of acting and theatre performance.


HND ACTING & PERFORMANCE

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About this course (SCQF 8) This full-time course develops the skills required for acting and performance. It builds on the skills acquired in the HNC Acting & Performance and develops further knowledge and awareness of the craft of acting. What you need • 15 credits from HNC Acting & Performance • You will be interviewed and given the opportunity to discuss your interest in this subject area. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are: Acting, Voice, Production, Movement, Singing, Leading a Workshop, Directing, and Professional Development. After the course… • Career – theatre, television, community drama, theatre production, and workshop leader. • Continuing study – apply for BA Degree in Theatre Studies / Acting / Drama / Performing Arts, and BA Community Arts. How long Two years, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.


Your portfolio should include examples of recent work relevant to your choice of course. We run Portfolio Preparation Evening classes and Evening & Saturday Morning classes for applicants who want to prepare or improve their portfolio. Successful completion can lead to a range of HNC/D level courses. HNC & HND Television Courses Your showreel should be submitted on DVD. Alternative arrangements can be made if this is not possible. If you don’t have a showreel but would like to apply for the course, a member of staff will be able to discuss this with you at the Portfolio Day. Content – the showreel can include one or more productions, with each production being individually identified. Please indicate if a production was part of a group activity and which role you performed Paperwork – all associated production paperwork should be available. Course work – where work has been produced as part of a course, this should be clearly indicated, giving details of the college or school attended and the module or unit which the exercise was for. HNC & HND Journalism Courses Your writing portfolio can be presented in a variety of ways – a significant part should be presented on paper for ease of access. Alternative arrangements can be made if necessary. If you don’t have examples of writing or other journalistic activity but would like to apply for a course, a member of staff will be able to discuss this with you at the Portfolio day. Content – your portfolio can consist of a number of pieces with each being individually identified. There are no restrictions on the type of content but you should choose examples where your journalistic enthusiasm is clear. You could include local news stories, fanzine or newsletter content, or music and film reviews.

In most cases, we provide course materials. However, there are some courses where you need to buy additional materials and equipment. We may be able to support some students through a bursary, the European Social Fund (ESF) Projects and/or the College Hardship Funds. Your course tutor will be able to supply more information. NQ/HNC/D Photography Essential photographic equipment is provided. This includes: Canon digital SLR cameras and lenses, dark room equipment, studio lighting and digital darkroom equipment such as scanners and Macs. Students will need to pay for print output

Course work – where work has been produced as part of a course, this should be clearly indicated giving details of the college or school attended and the module or unit which the exercise was for. Photography HNC/D You need to submit a formal photographic portfolio if you’re applying for these courses. These guidelines should be followed to help you prepare your portfolio: • Maximum folio size A3. Secure all content to make sure they’re not lost. Submit prints rather than digital presentations. (Larger folios will not be accepted due to storage and handling problems). • Neat and clean presentation is important, but don’t try to be too elaborate unless you consider it essential. • Include a variety of work – a thematic approach within a specific subject area might be appropriate (e.g. people, places & objects), but this should not preclude variety in the result. However, don’t include too many of photographs. We recommend a maximum of 20. • Take the time to include a personal statement indicating your motivations and goals for studying photography. • Artwork (drawings and paintings) should not be included. • Be prepared to discuss why and how you produced the photographic work in your folio. • Where work has been produced as part of a photographic course this should be clearly indicated giving details of the college or school attended and the module or unit which the exercise was for. • Tell us if photographs have been digitally manipulated and give reasons for this decision. You’re encouraged to produce your own work but if you don’t have access to facilities, you can use laboratory services.

of digital files from a professional photographic lab or from our in house digital printer. In addition, you will be expected to pay for a small amount of black and white photographic paper and photographic film if required. We recommend that you arrive at college equipped with at least one 1Gb memory stick. HND students should consider buying their own digital SLR camera.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222


• Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you for an interview What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are: Year One – Selling Skills, Manicure, Makeup, Nail Art, Facial Skincare, and Applying Practical Skills. Year Two – Facial Techniques, Depilation, Body Massage, Acrylic Nails, and Face and Body Electrotherapy: An Introduction. After the course… • Career – freelance beautician, beauty therapist, assistant, or beauty salon receptionist.

About this course (SCQF 5) An excellent introduction to beauty, the course also provides the entry requirements needed for NCGA Beauty Care, Level 6. You’ll be able to take additional short certificated courses in Fake Tanning, Nail Art and Make-Up and you’ll visit trade shows. What you need • There are no formal entry requirements • We’ll invite you to an interview where you’ll need to show that you can communicate easily with the public • We advise you to apply early as this course is popular and places are limited What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Artificial Nail Tips and Overlay, Facial Skin Care, Day Make-up and Basic Corrective Makeup, Bridal and Evening Make-up, Waxing Treatments, Manicure, Applying Practical Skills, Portfolio Presentation, Competition Practical Skills and Selling Skills.

• Continuing study – apply for HNC/HND Beauty Therapy.

After the course… • Continuing study – apply for NC Beauty Care (Level 6)

How long Two years, starting in August.

How long One year, starting in August.

Where Riverside Campus.

Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • There are no formal entry requirements

NCGA BEAUTY CARE (Level 5)

ACCESS TO NQ BEAUTY CARE

About this course (SCQF 5/6) Exciting and challenging, this is a full-time, two-year course. You don’t need formal qualifications to get a place, and it will also suit you if you are looking to get back into education. The course can lead to work as a beauty therapist in a salon, salon receptionist or mobile therapist.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

NCGA BEAUTY CARE (Level 6)

About this course (SCQF 6) This course will allow students to develop practical professional skills required to work effectively in the beauty industry and achieve the entry qualifications necessary for application to HND Beauty Therapy.

Techniques, Beauty: Facial Treatment Packages, Beauty: Current Creative Make-Up Trends, Body Massage, Depilation, Eye Enhancements, Nail Finishes, Acrylic Nails, Face and Body Electrotherapy: An Introduction and Commercial Experience.

What you need • Four Standard Grades at Level 3 or above, English and a Science preferred

After the course… • Career – beauty therapist in a salon, salon receptionist or mobile therapist, freelance beautician, beauty therapist, assistant or beauty salon receptionist.

• Previous experience or a qualification in Beauty Care is an advantage e.g. NCGA Beauty Care Level 5 • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you for an interview. We advise you to apply early as this is a popular course What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include Beauty: Facial

• Continuing study – apply for HNC/HND Beauty Therapy. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ Riverside Campus.


On the course, you’ll acquire a comprehensive understanding of facial and body problems, and the application of treatments in a salon environment. You’ll develop analytical skills, devise suitable treatment plans and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatments. Up to the minute training in current professional product ranges e.g. Darphin, Dermalogica and Thalgo is included in the course. This advanced level course incorporates beauty therapy and management skills. It aims to produce highly qualified and competent therapists. What you need • Two Higher grade passes at C or above, including English and a science subject (Biology is an advantage) • NCGA Level 6 in Beauty Care or other equivalent NQ/SVQ Level 3 Beauty Care qualifications • Candidates aged 21 and over who have an appropriate background in the beauty industry may be admitted without the normal entry qualifications. This is at the discretion of the course team. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are Body Massage and Drainage, Beauty Therapy: Management and Practices of Facial Therapies, Beauty Therapy: Management and Practices of Body Therapies, Human Anatomy and Physiology for Beauty and Complementary Therapists, Aromatherapy After the course… • Career – jobs in a salon, health spa or cruise ship, providing in-flight treatment or self-employment as a mobile beauty therapist. Senior or managerial posts may also be available to HND qualified therapists. • Continuing study – apply for a degree in Beauty Therapy, Beauty Therapy Management, Beauty Science, Spa Management, Business Management or Complimentary Therapies at Glasgow Caledonian University. Further professionally recognised specialist training with companies like Thalgo, Dermalogica and Darphin. How long Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ Riverside Campus.

Lorna Macleod – HND Beauty Therapy “I really enjoyed the two years I spent studying HND Beauty Therapy at the college. As a result of gaining this qualification I’ve been able to progress into employment at the Edinburgh Carlton Hotel as a Spa Therapist. Studying at the college has given me the skills and confidence to work successfully in this exciting and competitive industry.”

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HND BEAUTY THERAPY

About this course (SCQF 8) The course offers a high-level beauty qualification and covers a wide range of therapies.


You’ll study holistic therapies and related subjects to National Certificate level. This can lead to employment or entry to higher level courses. What you need There are no formal entry requirements, however you should have:• An interest in holistic or complementary therapies, and commitment • An interest in working with people and a high level of personal presentation • Interpersonal skills • A standard grade (or equivalent) in Biology is desirable, but not essential • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you for an interview What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Body Massage, Anatomy & Physiology, First Aid, Stress Management, Thai Foot Massage and Healthy Eating and Wellbeing. After the course… • Career – complementary or holistic therapy practice, the health services, health and leisure spas, or selfemployment. • Continuing study – apply for HND Complementary Therapies. Other HNC/D courses may also be available. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

HND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

NC WELLBEING THERAPIES

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 6) The course provides qualifications you need for professional membership and insurance or employment in the field of complementary and holistic therapies.

About this course (SCQF 8) This advanced level course aims to produce qualified practitioners. It makes you eligible for professional membership and insurance in the field of complementary therapies – either in specialised clinics or working in the health profession. You’ll develop many skills on the course, and relate to clients with confidence. You’ll attend expert demonstrations and come to appreciate more deeply the role played by a complementary therapist. What you need • Two Higher grade passes at grade C or above, including English or equivalent • Two other passes at Standard Grade (or equivalent) credit level including a science subject, OR: • NQ Communication Intermediate 2 and Higher, or Communication 4 • Appropriate science and vocational modules • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you for an interview What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Complementary Therapies: Anatomy and Physiology, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Stress Management, Perspectives of Health, Lifestyle Advice, Integration in Health Care Services, Chinese Elements and Clinical Practice. After the course… • Career – jobs in the field of complementary therapies, the health services, or self-employment. • Continuing study – apply for year three of the new BA Hons Degree in Complementary Health Care at Edinburgh Napier University. How long Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.


Taking part in demonstrations will aid your development throughout the course. You will also study customer care and software applications. What you need • A background in hairdressing, or beauty at NQ level. • NQ Beauty Care or NC Hairdressing or a National Qualification that combines hairdressing and beauty modules (one year full-time). • You need to be familiar with computers and have good keyboard skills. • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you for an interview. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Make-up Artistry: Basic Make-Up, Skin Care and Eye Treatments, Fashion and Photographic Make-up, Principles and Practice of Selling, and Long Hair Design. After the course… • Career – jobs in a hairdressing, make-up or beauty business or self-employment as a freelance make-up artist. • Continuing study – apply for HND Make-up Artistry. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HNC FASHION MAKE-UP

About this course (SCQF 7) The course includes skin care and eye treatments, plus hairstyling and make-up techniques ranging from basic to fashion and photographic make-up.


What you need • Experience in or knowledge of the hairdressing industry, or two Standard Grades Level 1-4 • We’ll invite you to an interview What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Communication, Cut Facial Hair to Shape Using Basic Techniques, Cut Hair Using Basic Barbering Techniques, and Hair Colouring for Gents. After the course… • Career – apply for barbering positions in the industry. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

About this course (SCQF 5) The course enables you to develop and master all the basic skills you need to be a successful hairdresser. You’ll take part in hairdressing competitions, presentations and demonstrations. You’ll also go on a work placement. What you need • Experience in or knowledge of the hairdressing industry, or two Standard Grades Level 1-4 • We’ll invite you to an interview where you’ll need to show that you can communicate easily with the public. • Skills testing What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are: Shampoo, Condition and Scalp Massage, Blow Drying Techniques, Setting and Winding Techniques for Hair, Ladies Hairdressing: Basic Cutting Categories, Mix, Apply and Remove Hair Colour, Selling Skills, and Applying Practical Skills. After the course… • Career – junior hairdresser. • Continuing study – apply for NC Hairdressing Level 6. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

You’ll take part in hairdressing competitions, presentations and demonstrations. You’ll also go on a work placement.

NC LADIES HAIRDRESSING (Level 5)

SVQ/NQ GENTS HAIRDRESSING

About this course (SCQF 5) The course provides the training you’ll need to follow a career in barbering. Practical performance assignments and projects will help you build a portfolio, and we’ll assess you on this.


• We’ll invite you to an interview where you’ll need to show that you can communicate easily with the public. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are: Hair Colouring and Lightening, Colour Correction, Combination Cutting, Style Dress and Finish Hair, Styling for a Total Look, Commercial Experience, Hairdressing Long Hair Design, and Creative Cutting. After the course… • Career – become a Modern Apprentice at Level 3. • Continuing study – HNC Hairdressing at the college full-time or part-time. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

About this course (SCQF 7) The course is designed for hairdressers who want to develop their creative hairdressing skills and technical knowledge. It will give you an Advanced certificate. You’ll also have the chance to design hairstyles and then create them. You’ll build a portfolio of work as part of the course. This will involve using computer aided design as well as your selling skills. You’ll also develop your creative skills by taking part in activities including visits to local museums, trade fairs and exhibitions. Students will attend Monday and Tuesday 9am – 4.15pm. What you need •S  VQ/NQ Hairdressing Level 3 or equivalent NQ units, or a minimum of five years of experience in the industry. •L  earners are expected to be working in the hairdressing industry. • We’ll invite you to an interview. What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include Creative Design in Hair Cutting, Colouring, Incorporating Colour Correction and Innovative Design, and Communication. After the course… •C  areer – running your own salon, jobs on board cruise liners, lecturing posts in Further Education or as a Company Technician/Trainer. • Continuing study – apply for HND Make-Up Artistry. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • NC Ladies Hairdressing Level 5, or relevant experience in hairdressing.

HNC HAIRDRESSING

NC LADIES HAIRDRESSING (Level 6)

About this course (SCQF 6) On the Level 6 course you will be able to consolidate your hairdressing skills and develop more elaborate techniques. You’ll visit trade fairs and exhibitions and take part in hairdressing competitions, presentations and demonstrations. You’ll also go on a work placement.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222


What you need • We prefer you to have three Standard Grades at Level 3 or above (or suitable passes at Intermediate 1) • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are Keyboarding, Intermediate 1 or 2 Administration (externally assessed), Word Processing, Information Technology, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Core Skills – Intermediate 1 or 2 Numeracy and Communications. After the course… • Career – clerical, administrative or secretarial career in banking, insurance, commerce and local government.

About this course (SCQF 5) We don’t assume you have lots of previous knowledge of computing or information technology – this course takes it from the top. You’ll study different areas of office work, including IT and general office duties. You’ll learn to create a CV, look for a job, have a mock interview and do a work placement. After the course, you should be confident in computer applications and office skills. You’ll also be qualified to go on to HNC/D level. What you need • Three Standard Grades or Intermediate 1 at grade C or above, or equivalent • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview • If you’re a mature student, you may not need any formal qualifications What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Working with Others, Employment Law, Accounting, Internet, Audio Typing, Information Technology for Administrators, Presenting and Communicating Information and Word Processing. After the course… • Career – administrative, clerical, secretarial or reception positions.

• Continuing study – apply for HNC/ HND Administration and Information Technology, HNC/HND Business.

• Continuing study – apply for HNC/ HND Administration and Information Technology.

How long One year, starting in August.

How long One year, starting in August.

Where Riverside Campus.

Where Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

The SQA units in the course include Administration, Economics, Marketing, Accounting, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

NQ IT FOR OFFICE SKILLS

NQ BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

About this course (SCQF 5) The course offers a broad introduction at National Qualification Intermediate 2. Complete it successfully and you can go on to an HNC in a subject such as Business or Administration and Information Technology – or to jobs in commerce, local government and the financial sector.


HNC/D ADMINISTRATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course provides a broad range of skills and knowledge to give you lots of opportunities for jobs or further study. You’ll develop specialist skills in IT, project management, research and planning. What you need HNC • One Higher at Level C or above (we prefer English, but we also accept Modern Studies, History, Economics or Administration) • Three passes at Standard Grade or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • NC Communication 4 (or equivalent) and appropriate administration/IT modules or SVQ level 2 in Administration. HND • Two Highers at C or above (we prefer English, but we also accept Modern Studies, History, Economics or Administration) • Two other passes at Standard Grade or equivalent at band 3 or above. • For direct entry to year two – this may be possible if you complete the HNC Administration and Information Technology Group Award with 12 credits or more, including mandatory credits. Contact us to find out more.

What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: HNC – IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications, Spreadsheets, Databases, Office Administration, Office Technologies, Recording Financial Transactions, and Personal Development Planning. HND – IT in Business: Advanced Word Processing, Advanced Spreadsheets and Advanced Databases, Office Management, Business Information Management, Project Management and Presentation Skills. You’ll also be able to choose from optional units. After the course… • Career – a personal assistant or administrator in the public and private sectors. • Continuing study – HNC: apply for second year of HND Administration & Information Technology. HND – apply for second or third year of BA Management, Technology and Enterprise and BA Business at Glasgow Caledonian University and BA Information Management and BA Human Resource Management at the University of the West of Scotland. How long HNC – one year, starting in August HND – two years, starting in August Where City Campus Allan Glen’s/ Riverside Campus.


What you need • Three or more relevant Standard Grade passes including English at grade 3 or above, or equivalent. What you’ll study You’ll study eight mandatory units: Recording Cash Data, PC Passport: IT Software – Spreadsheet and Database, PC Passport: IT Software – Word Processing and Presenting Information, Communications, Enterprise Activity, Marketing: Basic Principles, Skills for Customer Care, Market Operations and the Scottish Economy. You’ll also be able to choose from optional units. After the course… • Career – employment in the business sector. • Continuing study – apply for our HNC courses, including Business, Human Resource Management, Administration and Information Technology, Legal Services, Advertising and Public Relations. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

NC BUSINESS

About this course (SCQF 5/6) This one-year course introduces you to the knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to work in the business sector. Achieve 12 units at level 5 or above and you will be awarded the National Certificate in Business at Level 5. Complete the course successfully and you’ll be able to study for further qualifications at HNC level.


HNC/D BUSINESS

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course provides skills and knowledge necessary for many careers – typically in industry, banking, insurance, civil service, local government and distribution. Today, the internet is an important part of business, so we have updated the course to include analysing and using information for strategic purposes. What you need HNC • One Higher pass in an appropriate subject like Business Management, Modern Studies, Economics, History, English, OR: • NQ in Business or appropriate NQ with passes in Communication, Business Decision Areas, Economics and Finance. HND • Two Higher passes in appropriate subjects like Business Management, Modern Studies, Economics, English, History, OR: • An NC in Business or an appropriate NC with passes in Communication, Economics, Finance, Law. • For entry to the second year of the HND: 15 credits, including a pass in Graded Unit 1, from the first year of your HND Business. If you have three Higher Grade passes, you may be able to take the Diploma of Higher Education in Business.

What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: HNC – Marketing, Business Accounting, Management, Information Technology, Communication, Economics and Graded Unit 1 (Exam). HND – Micro & Macro Economics, Behavioural Skills, Law, Financial Forecasting, Business Culture and Strategy, IT Applications, Statistics, Graded Unit (Project), Managing People, Communications, Accounting and Marketing. There will also be a series of optional units. After the course… • Career – HNC: trainee positions in management or team leader in industry and commerce. HND: trainee positions in management and administration in industry, commerce and the public sector (for example, local government and the civil service). • Continuing study – HNC: apply for HND Business second year or degree courses in either first or second year. HND: apply for second year of degree courses and third year of various business degrees. How long HNC – one year, starting in August. HND – two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Allan Glen’s/ Riverside Campus.


The NQ programme provides a comprehensive introduction to accounting concepts and procedures. It also lays the foundation for further study at HNC/D level. What you need • At least three passes at Standard Grade, or equivalent at band 3, achieved at one sitting with at least six subjects attempted • Candidates without these passes who have relevant work experience will be considered. We’ll invite you for an interview. What you’ll study The units you’ll study include: Recording of Cash Data, Recording of Credit Data, Recording of Data in the Ledger, Preparing Final Accounts, Maintaining Costing Systems, and Financial & Management Accounting. Please note that some of the content may change. After the course… • Career – accountancy-related jobs. At work, you can study for further qualifications through the college or a professional accounting organisation. • Continuing study – apply for the HNC in Accounting course, which in turn leads to an HND, and then a university course. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

NQ ACCOUNTING (New Framework)

About this course (SCQF 5/6) Accountancy is a career in itself, and it can also lead to other job opportunities in industry and commerce, or in public and government service.


HNC/D ACCOUNTING (New Framework)

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 7/8) You’ll find this course particularly suitable if you want to apply for a university course later. It develops your understanding of accounting concepts, and your competence in practising them. It focuses on traditional and current accounting skills, along with the information technology employers require in today’s job market. What you need HNC • One Higher Grade pass at grade C or above in a relevant subject area and three other passes at Standard Grade, or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • A group of NQ units including Communication and a range of financial and management accounting units. • If you have work experience in accountancy, we recognise this for admission. HND • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above in relevant subject areas and three other passes at Standard Grade (or equivalent) at band 3 or above. • For direct entry to the second year of the course – an HNC Accounting with 12 or more credits, including all mandatory credits.

What you’ll study HNC – The core units you’ll study include: Recording Financial Information, Preparing Final Accounts, Using Financial Accounting Software, Management Accounting using Information Technology, Cost Accounting, and Accounting Graded Unit 1. You can also choose from optional units. HND – The core units you’ll study include: Financial Reporting and Analysis, Accounting for Specialised Transactions, Management Accounting for Decision Making, Management Accounting for Planning and Control, Business Taxation, and Accounting Graded Units 2 and 3. You can also choose from optional units. Please note that some content may change. After the course… •C  areer – accounting firms or accounts departments in businesses, government bodies and many other organisations. •C  ontinuing study – HNC Accounting: apply for the Technician Level of the Association of Accounting Technicians. HND Accounting: apply for second or third year of a degree course. With an HND you are also exempt from the foundation-level exams for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). How long HNC – one year, starting in August. HND – two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.


What you need • Three Standard Grade passes at grade 3 or above (or equivalent), one of which should be English. What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include: Scottish Legal Framework, Law in Employment, Law of Contract, Property Law, Family Law, Crime in Society, Introduction to Legal Rights and Obligations, and Introduction to Consumer and Investor Protection. Please note that some content may change. After the course… • Continuing study – apply for HNC/D Legal Services and other related HNC/D courses. You need the equivalent of 15 credits and a satisfactory reference from your law lecturers. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

NC LEGAL SERVICES

(New Framework)

About this course (SCQF 5/6) The course equips you with crucial skills and knowledge for a career as a paralegal or in legal administration.


HNC/D LEGAL SERVICES

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course provides a thorough, broadbased qualification – a foundation on which you can build a professional career in the diverse and dynamic legal services sector. It offers knowledge, vocational skills and professional attributes. What you need HNC • One Higher Grade pass, preferably English. We’ll also consider Modern Studies, History or Economics • Two other passes at Standard Grade, or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • A National Qualification including Communication 4 and appropriate subject modules HND • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above, including English (we’ll also consider Modern Studies, History or Economics) • Two other passes at Standard Grade, or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • A National Qualification including Communication 4 and appropriate relevant subject modules What you’ll study HNC – The subjects you’ll study include: Scottish Criminal Law, Scottish Criminal Procedures, and Commercial Law.

HND – The subjects you’ll study include: Commercial Law, Scottish Legal System, Scots Private Law, Property Law, Communication, Ethics & Cash Handling, and Legal Research Techniques. After the course… • Career – HNC: solicitors’ firms, the Scottish Legal Aid Board, Police Service, Scottish Courts Service, and legal departments in local authorities and the financial sector. HND: paralegals in solicitors’ firms, careers in the Scottish Legal Aid Board, Police Service, Scottish Courts Service, legal departments in local authorities and organisations in the financial sector. • Continuing study – HNC: apply for second year of the HND Legal Services. HND: apply for second year BA Law at the University of the West of Scotland and BA Business Law at Edinburgh Napier University, and degree courses at other universities. With good grades you may apply for the LLB Degree with University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow or Dundee University. How long HNC – one year, starting in August. HND – two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

NC ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

About this course (SCQF 5/6) Want a career in the advertising and public relations sector – or intend to go on to higherlevel courses? On this course you’ll produce advertising campaign materials and public relations media products, and put industry practices into action. You’ll also promote a real event, following a live brief. What you need • Three or more passes at Standard Grade or equivalent at band 3 or above, including English • In some cases a combination of modules and Standard Grades will be accepted • Good communication skills • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview. You’ll need to show a real interest in an advertising and PR career.

What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include: Advertising; an Introduction, the Role and Function of Public Relations Organisations, Marketing Mix, Advertising: Media Campaign Planning, Implementing a Public Relations Campaign, and Introduction to Branding. You’ll also be able to choose from optional units. After the course… • Career – a junior role in an advertising or public relations business. • Continuing study – apply for a range of our HNC/D courses. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.


HNC/D ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course trains you for a career in the communication industries. You’ll develop an understanding of the nature and function of advertising and public relations, within a wider marketing framework. You’ll also learn how to communicate effectively in this environment. You’ll make presentations and pitches, prepare project work and carry out assignments. Contact us if you’d like Facebook, Twitter and blog updates on the course. What you need HNC • Higher Grade English at grade C or above, and two other passes at Standard Grade or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • A relevant National Qualification (NQ) including Core Skills Higher Communication (or equivalent) and appropriate subject modules. HND • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above, including English, OR: • A relevant NC or NQ including Core Skills Higher Communication or equivalent, and appropriate subject modules. What you’ll study Some of the core units you’ll study include: Advertising, Media Analysis, Public Relations, Media Sales, Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Copywriting, Digital Imaging, and Media Law. You’ll also be able to choose optional units. After the course… • Career – work in advertising agencies, public relations consultancies and promotion consultancies or in the advertising departments of industrial, commercial or media-based companies. • Continuing study – HNC: apply for second year of the HND Advertising and Public Relations. HND: apply for third year of degree courses at various universities. How long HNC – one year, starting in August. HND – two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

Mark Pettit HND Advertising and PR “The knowledge I gained from working with experienced lecturers helped me go straight into employment after graduating. I’ve been working as a sponsorship and promotions co-ordinator at Real Radio station for ten months and in that time I’ve been able to put what I learned – such as advertising campaigns, proposals, briefs and presentations – to good use. I’m extremely busy at work but I wouldn’t change it for a minute because I’m doing something I love. The course is perfect for anyone looking to get into the Advertising and PR industry, and I’d recommend it to students looking for a creative and varied career.”


Course work includes projects and assignments as well as traditional extended-response questions. You’ll be assessed continuously throughout the course. What you need HNC • One Higher Grade pass at grade C or above (preferably English, or a subject such as Modern Studies, Economics, History or Business) • Two other passes at Standard Grade, or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • A relevant National Qualification or Certificate including Communication and appropriate subject units. • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview where you should be able to show a real interest in Marketing HND • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above including English (alternatively - Modern Studies, Economics, History or Business) • Two other passes at Standard Grade, or equivalent at band 3 • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview where you should be able to show a real interest in Marketing If you have three Higher Grade passes, you may be able to take the Diploma of Higher Education in Business course. What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include: HNC – Principles of Marketing,

Principles of Promotion, Marketing Research Theory, Consumer Behaviour and the Marketing Process, Brand Management, and Principles and Practice of Selling. HND: Marketing Planning Process, Integrated Marketing Communications, Sales Management, Marketing Research Applications, Marketing Relationships, Service Marketing and Marketing: Graded Unit 2. After the course… •C  areer – HND: marketing, promotion or export departments of industrial or commercial companies. •C  ontinuing study – HNC: apply for second year of HND Marketing. You can also apply for first or second year entry to BA degree courses at the University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian, Stirling, Edinburgh Napier University, and Queen Margaret University College. You can apply for Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) courses offered by the college. The CIM contact is Peter Provan (peter.provan@ cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk). HND: apply for second or third year entry to BA Degrees at the University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian, Stirling, Edinburgh Napier University, and Queen Margaret University College. You can also apply for Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) courses offered by the college. The CIM contact is Peter Provan (peter.provan@ cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk). How long HNC – one year, starting in August. HND – two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

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HNC/D MARKETING

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course helps you develop the skills you’ll need to work in marketing and business. It covers marketing theory and buyer behaviour, as well as the main operational areas of marketing research, promotion and selling.


NQ FASHION MERCHANDISING

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About this course (SCQF 5/6) The course is designed for people who want a career in the business side of the fashion industry. It also qualifies you to move on to higher-level courses. You’ll visit a major local fashion event – and experience the fashion opportunities in Glasgow, the UK’s largest shopping location outside London. Towards the end of the course you’ll put on your own themed fashion show. What you need • Three passes or more at Standard Grade, or equivalent at band 3 or above, including English • In some cases, a combination of modules and Standard Grades may be accepted • We advise you to apply early as this course is very popular and places are limited • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview – you’ll need to show a real interest in the fashion industry What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include: Introduction to Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Media studies – Fashion Higher Buying, Textiles, Understanding the Retail and Distributive Industries, Marketing, and Event Organisation. You’ll also choose from optional units. After the course… • Career – the fashion industry – buying, merchandising, styling, marketing, promotion and other retail areas. • Continuing study – apply for further study in a range of HNC/D courses at the college. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.


You’ll carry out case studies, projects and assignments – we’ll assess your progress continuously. To expand the learning experience in the second year, you’ll do a work placement. We also organise industrial visits and study tours. What you need HNC • Higher English at grade C or above (or another relevant Higher) • Two other passes at Standard Grade, or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • A National Qualification including Core Skills Communication Higher and Computing, or an appropriate SVQ • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview where you’ll need to show a real interest in the retail industry HND • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above including English, (or a relevant Higher) • Two other passes at Standard grade, or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • A National Qualification including Core Skills Communication Higher or an appropriate SVQ. • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview where you’ll need to show a real interest in the retail industry What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include: Year one – Retail Environment, Stock Presentation, Retail Security, Stock Management, Retail Law, Creating a Culture of Customer Care, and Graded Unit 1. Year two – Store Design and Layout, International Retailing, Corporate Store Image, Comparative Retailing, Work Experience, and Graded Unit 2.

You’ll also have the option of including Principles of Retail Buying, Fashion Merchandising, and Marketing Planning for a Domestic Market. After the course… • Career – HNC: employment at junior management level in the retail industry. HND: apply for management training positions in the retail industry. • Continuing study – HNC: apply for second year of HND Retail Management or HND Marketing. You can also apply for first or second year entry to relevant degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, Stirling University, Queen Margaret University or Robert Gordon University. HND: apply for third year entry to a BA Degree course in Retail or related discipline at Glasgow Caledonian University. You can also apply for third year entry to related degree programmes at Stirling University, Queen Margaret University and Robert Gordon University. How long HNC – one year, starting in August. HND – two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

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HNC/D RETAIL MANAGEMENT

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course prepares you for a career in the retail industry – where there is a growing need for qualified people to fill trainee management positions.


HNC/D HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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About this course (SCQF 7/8) This innovative and flexible course prepares you for a career in personnel management and related areas in human resource management. It also provides a breadth of study and a mix of skills that qualify you for other careers and for degree-level education. What you need HNC • One Higher Grade pass at grade C or above, English preferred (alternatively Modern Studies, Economics or History) • Two other passes at Standard Grade, or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • A National Qualification including Communication 4 and appropriate subject modules. HND • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above including English (alternatively, Modern Studies, Economics or History) • Two other passes at Standard Grade or equivalent at band 3 or above, OR: • An HNC in Human Resource Management. What you’ll study HNC The core units you’ll study include Individual Employment Relations (Law), Individual Employment Relations (Practice) and Continuing Professional Development (Introductory Concept).

HND The core units you’ll study include: Collective Employment Relations (Law), Applied Continuing Professional Development, Employee Resourcing, Behavioural Skills for Business, and Business Culture and Strategy. After the course… • Career – recruitment, supervisory management, training as personnel or HR assistants. • Continuing study – HNC: apply for second year of the HND Human Resource Management course. HND: apply for university degree courses – first, second or third year, depending on performance and your choice of course. How long HNC – one year, starting in August. HND – two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.


DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (BUSINESS)

About this course (SCQF 8) The course is a collaboration between City of Glasgow College and the University of Strathclyde Glasgow – designed to give you entry straight into the third year of the BA degree programme at Strathclyde Business School – a qualification highly regarded by employers. What you need • Three Higher Grade passes at grade C or above, including English (or alternatively, suitable subjects such as Modern Studies, History or Economics) • Two other passes at Standard Grade or equivalent at band 2 or above, preferably including Mathematics • Intermediate 2 passes will also be considered What you’ll study Year one – Business Law, Economics, Managing People, Principles of Marketing, Psychology, Information Technology and Statistics. Year Two – You’ll develop in more detail two of the principal subjects from year one. After the course… • Career – marketing, legal services, management, human resource management and administration in industrial and commercial sectors, and in teaching, the public sector and research. • Continuing study – apply for the third year of the BA Business at Strathclyde Business School at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow, where you will study further your two principal subjects from year two of the diploma. You can also apply for courses at other universities. How long Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.


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What you need You don’t need any formal qualifications, but you do need a real interest in developing your career in a professional kitchen. What you’ll study You’ll study theory in our classrooms and the practical side in our kitchens. Subjects include: Food Preparation Techniques, Stocks & Sauces, Cookery Processes and Pastry. After the course… Many students progress to our higher level year 2 professional cookery courses. How long The course runs twice a year: August to December and January to June. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.

About this course (SCQF 3) This is a programme for people with mild learning difficulties who want to gain practical skills in cookery, cake decoration and bakery skills that give them access to the world of work. The course aims to provide the basic knowledge and skills needed to work in kitchens and bakeries. What you need There are no formal entry requirements We’ll invite you to a supportive pre-entry guidance session before we offer you a place What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Preparing Food Ingredients, Baking and Finishing, Baked Goods, Food Hygiene, Cookery Processes, Cake Decorating, Communication and Food Preparation. After the course… • Career – jobs in bakery or catering. • Continuing study – apply for the Intermediate 1 Practical Cookery & Bakery. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.

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The course prepares you for a professional cookery exam. It also combines college and SQA units – making it an excellent route into our Higher Professional Cookery and Higher National Professional Cookery courses.

BAKERY SUPPORTED LEARNING COURSE

CATERING & HOSPITALITY

About this course (SCQF 3) You’ll develop the basic skills every cook needs – working in our very own fully equipped commercial kitchen and restaurant Scholars.


INTERMEDIATE 1 PRACTICAL COOKERY, BAKERY & CAKE DECORATION

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About this course (SCQF 4) The course is designed for people who are new to professional cookery and bakery. It provides the foundation skills, knowledge and expertise needed to make a success of working in a professional kitchen or bakery. You’ll use the college’s fully equipped commercial kitchens and bakeries to learn and to gain experience. What you need • There are no formal entry requirements • You must be 16 or older at the date of enrolment Before we offer you a place we’ll invite you to a supportive pre-entry guidance session What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Introduction to Food Preparation Techniques, Food Preparation for Healthy Eating, Introduction to Craft Baking, Introduction to Sugar Paste and Royal Icing, Introduction to Bread Making, Food Hygiene and the National Progression Award in Craft Baking. After the course… • Career – jobs in the hospitality industry at operative level. • Continuing study – apply for Professional Cookery – Year 1 or Creative Cake Production – Intermediate 2. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.


This course provides a useful qualification in its own right, and also gives you a qualification towards Professional Cookery Year 2. What you need • We’ll invite you to a pre-entry guidance session • You must attend this before you can enter the course What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are: IT, Numeracy, Communications, Food Hygiene, Bakery Processes, Intro to Patisserie, Craft Baking, Bread Making, and Cake Decoration and Pastry. After the course… • Career – trainee chef, trainee baker. • Continuing study – apply for Professional Cookery year two. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.

About this course (SCQF 5/6) The course is intended for school leavers and others who want to retrain or add to their bakery skills and knowledge. What you need • Three National Courses including Intermediate 1 English and Maths or Numeracy, or an appropriate group of National Units, OR: • Three Standard Grades at General Level including English and Maths or Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience • You must be 16 years or older at the date of enrolment Before we offer you a place we’ll invite you to a supportive pre-entry guidance session What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include Cake Decoration – Royal Icing, Sugar Paste, Bakery Processes, Aeration, Craft Baking, Food Hygiene, Prefabricated Design, Cake Design and Development, and Creative Cake Int 2 Award. After the course… • Career – in the bakery industry as a bakery operative or cake decorator. • Continuing study – apply for HNC Patisserie. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.

Chris Anderson – Intermediate 2 Professional Cooking “I’ve always enjoyed cooking but seeing the lecturer chefs in action during the Skills for Work programme at my school inspired me to pursue a similar career. With their guidance I went on to reach the final of Scotland's Young Chef of the Year. The competition was tough so I was delighted to get into the last three at Nick Nairn's Cook School. Now I get to do something I love on a daily basis so I’m really lucky. The course gives me plenty of hands-on experience of the hospitality industry, especially food preparation and production.”

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You’ll work in the college’s fully equipped commercial kitchens and bakeries.

NC BAKERY & SUGARCRAFT YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

INTERMEDIATE 2 PRACTICAL COOKERY & BAKERY

About this course (SCQF 5) The programme is designed to establish the basic skills required in cookery and bakery. Your skills will be developed throughout the course so that you master techniques in cake decoration, baking and cooking.


PROFESSIONAL COOKERY YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

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About this course (SCQF 5/6) Year one is an introduction to the hospitality industry with an emphasis on food preparation and production. Year two further develops skills in professional cookery and covers presentation of a variety of dishes as well as preparation and production. You’ll develop your cookery skills and knowledge using the college’s fully equipped commercial kitchens and training restaurants. What you need Professional Cookery Year One • Scottish Group Award Practical Cookery Intermediate 2, OR: • Three National Courses including Intermediate 1 English and Maths or Numeracy, OR: • Three Standard Grades at general level including English and Maths or Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience Professional Cookery Year Two • Professional Cookery Year One, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Cookery Processes, Food Production & Presentation Skill, Food Preparation Techniques, Food Hygiene, Food Service, Menu Planning, and Information Technology. After the course… • Career – commis chef or trainee chef or cook in the hospitality and catering industry. • Continuing study – after year two you can apply for the HNC Professional Cookery or HNC Professional Cookery (Patisserie) courses. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.


The HND combines culinary expertise and managerial skills. This course contains both practical and theory units, which are assessed throughout. Experience in the hospitality industry is an integral part of the course, and you’ll work towards the Industrial Experience unit. If you follow the HNC Professional Cookery (Patisserie) route, you will focus on specialist Patisserie subjects, to develop your skills to an advanced level. What you need • Higher Professional Cookery or an appropriate group of National Units, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Food Classification & Purchase, Hospitality Supervision, Food Hygiene, Hospitality Financial Control Systems, and Hospitality Financial Accounting. After the course… • Career – jobs in professional cookery, leading to supervisory or junior management responsibility. Possible areas include hotels and restaurants, special event catering, commercial catering and airline catering • Continuing study – HNC: join the second year of the HND Professional Cookery programme. HND: continue to degree level. How long HNC – One year, starting in August. HND – Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.

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HNC/D PROFESSIONAL COOKERY HNC PROFESSIONAL COOKERY (PATISSERIE)

COLLEGE CERTIFICATE IN PATISSERIE

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The HNC course develops your culinary skills to an advanced level and provides the knowledge you’ll need for a supervisory role.


NQ EVENTS HNC/D EVENT MANAGEMENT

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About this course The NQ course provides a broad education for a career in the event industry. The course includes a wide variety of events and business-related subjects to make sure your skills and knowledge cover all the main areas of event organisation. The HNC/D courses are for people who want a career in the management of events like conferences, exhibitions and special events. The course covers a wide range of subjects to ensure a good knowledge and relevant skills. What you need NQ Events (SCQF 5/6) • Three National Courses including Intermediate 1 English and Mathematics or Numeracy, or an appropriate group of National Units, OR: • Three Standard Grades at General level, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience HNC/D Event Management (SCQF 7/8) • One Higher (such as English, Modern Studies, Languages) with three National Courses, or an appropriate group of National Units, OR: • One higher (such as English, Modern Studies, Languages) with three Standard Grades at band 3 or above, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience. • For year two HND entrance: a relevant HNC What you’ll study NQ Events The subjects you’ll study include: Hospitality Costing, Maintaining Costing Systems, Communication and Information

Technology, Event Organisation, Contributing to an Event, and Customer Care. HNC/D Event Management The subjects you’ll study include: Event Industry: An Introduction, Event Applications, Event Legislation: Safety and Licensing, Event Budgeting and Funding, and Principles and Practice of Selling. After the course… • Career – HNC: trainee in event organisation, corporate hospitality, music and sporting events and promotions in retailing. HND: career in organisation and management of conferences, exhibitions, festivals and special events. • Continuing study – NQ: apply for the HNC Events, HND Events Management, HNC/D Business or HNC/D Hospitality. HNC/D: transfer to second or third year of BA/BA (Hons) Events Management at Leeds Metropolitan, Glasgow Caledonian, Edinburgh Napier or Queen Margaret Universities and the University of the West of Scotland. How long NQ – One year, starting in August. HNC/D – Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with an HNC Event Management. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.


What you need • One pass at an appropriate Higher grade, preferably Chemistry or Biology, plus three Standard Grades in relevant subjects at band 2 or above, OR: • One pass at an appropriate Higher grade, preferably Chemistry or Biology plus passes in three NQ Course units in relevant subjects at SCQF Level 5 or above, OR: • An appropriate group of National Certificate units at SCQF Level 5/6, such as NQ Food Science and Technology, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Food Chemistry, Food Hygiene, Food Processing Operations, Food Microbiology, Food Legislation and Enforcement, and Food Quality Assurance. After the course… • Career – quality control or food laboratory technician, production management and control, food hygiene management. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.

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HNC FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

About this course (SCQF 7) Graduate from the HNC course, and you have the skills and knowledge you need for a technical or scientific career in the food industry, at a supervisory level.


NQ HOSPITALITY HNC/D HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

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About this course The NQ course provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of the hospitality and catering industry, and develops your practical skills. The HNC/D course develops the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively at supervisory level in the hospitality industry. The first year covers a range of subjects both practical and theoretical. The second year focuses on providing you with the necessary managerial knowledge and skills for a junior management position. These courses provide you with valuable qualifications for employment in an exciting and ever changing industry.

HNC/D – The subjects you’ll study include Food and Beverage Service, Alcoholic Beverages, Food Production, Food Hygiene (REHIS Intermediate), Accommodation Servicing, Front Office Procedures, and Hospitality Financial and Control System. We also offer students a variety of paid work placements in some of Glasgow’s top establishments. Once on the course you can apply for any of these in August.

What you need NQ Hospitality (SCQF 5/6)

After the course… •C  areer – NQ: operations level in the hospitality industry. HND: junior management/ supervisory level in a hospitality department of a hotel or directly into a graduate training scheme with many large organisations or a junior management position.

• Three National Courses including Intermediate 1 English and Mathematics or Numeracy, or an appropriate group of National Units, OR:

•C  ontinuing study – NQ: apply for the HNC/D Hospitality Management, HNC Events, HND Events Management, HNC/D Business at the college.

• Three Standard Grades at General level, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience HNC/D Hospitality Management (SCQF 7/8) • One appropriate Higher with three National Courses or an appropriate group of National Units, OR: • One appropriate Higher with three Standard Grades at band 3 or above, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience • For year two HND entrance: a relevant HNC What you’ll study NQ – The subjects you’ll study include Food & Beverage Service, Front Office and Accommodation Servicing, Professional Cookery, Hospitality Costing, Numeracy, Communications and Information Technology.

HND in Hospitality Management will get you into the third year of the BA Degree in Hospitality Management, which we offer at Cathedral Street Campus in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University. How long NQ – One year, starting in August. HNC/D – Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with an HNC in Hospitality Management. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.


The main focus is to provide the skills and knowledge you need for positions in the global hospitality industry. Edinburgh Napier University has delivered a BA (Hons) Degree in Hospitality Management for many years, and is experienced in supporting degrees delivered by partner institutions. What you need • HND in Hospitality Management OR; • HND Professional Cookery • Meet the general admission requirements of Edinburgh Napier University What you’ll study You’ll cover a wide range of modules in Food and Wine, Conference Management, Hospitality Supervision, Hospitality Business Development. After the course… • Career – worldwide opportunities in the hospitality, tourism & event industry. • Continuing study – apply for the BA (Hons) Hospitality Management course in conjunction with Edinburgh Napier University at the Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh. How long One academic year for a BA Degree, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street. Occasionally, you may need to go to events at the Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh.

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BA IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

About this course (SCQF 9) This programme in Hospitality is a joint venture between City of Glasgow College and Edinburgh Napier University. It gives hospitality students a qualification that is recognised nationally and internationally.


Visits to tourism facilities in and around the local area will give you a taste of what Scotland has to offer tourists. What you need • Three National Courses including Intermediate 2 English OR: • Three Standard Grades at General level including English at band 3 OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience • An interest in foreign languages is welcome, but you do not need previous formal qualifications, as language tuition will be provided, starting at a basic level. What you’ll study The core units you will study include: Travel and Tourism: An Introduction, Business Practices in Travel and Tourism, Tourist Destinations. You will have the opportunity to learn languages as part of the course. After the course… • Career – in many areas of the industry especially tour guiding, tourist information offices, visitor attractions. • Continuing study – apply for NC International Travel at the college. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.

NC TRAVEL & TOURISM INTERMEDIATE 2

NC TRAVEL & TOURISM WITH LANGUAGES

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About this course (SCQF 5) The course provides a first qualification for the tourism industry. It covers customer service, employability skills, selling skills and an introduction to the travel and tourism industry itself.

About this course (SCQF 5) The course gives you an understanding of the travel and tourism industry and develops basic skills and knowledge. It provides a good foundation on which you can build specialist skills, and also acts as a general preparation for work in the industry. What you need • Three National Courses including Intermediate 1 English and Maths or Numeracy, OR: • Three Standard Grades at General level including English and Maths or Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Travel & Tourism: An Introduction, Working as Air Cabin Crew, Enhancing Skills for Employment, Customer Care, Tourist Destinations, and Holiday Planning. Visits to tourism facilities in and around the local area will give you a taste of what Scotland can offer tourists. After the course… • Career – in many areas of the industry, especially travel agents, airports and visitor attractions. • Continuing study – apply for higherlevel courses at the college, including NC International Travel. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.


Successfully completing this course gives you the National Certificate Group Award in Travel and Tourism at Higher Level – and the opportunity to achieve two SQA Higher courses. What you need • Three National Courses including Intermediate 2 English and Intermediate 1 Maths or Numeracy, OR: • Two Standard Grades at Credit level including English and two other Standard Grades at General level, including Maths or Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Travel and Tourism: Enhancing Skills for Employment, Travel Agency Skills, Working as Air Cabin Crew, Customer Care, Resort Representation, Tourist Destinations and Selling Skills. After the course… • Career – travel agency counter staff, reservation staff, airport ground staff, airline cabin crew, tour operator representative. • Continuing study – apply for a range of HNC/D Travel & Tourism courses at the college. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.

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NC INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

About this course (SCQF 6) The course is designed to prepare you for jobs in the travel industry. It aims to develop the skills – practical, personal and social – that employers want.


It will suit people who are aiming for positions in operations and administration. What you need HNC Travel • One appropriate Higher with three Intermediate 2 courses including English and Maths, OR: • One Higher with three Standard Grades at band 3 or above including English and Maths, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience HND Travel & Tourism • One Higher (such as English, Modern Studies, Languages) with three Intermediate 2 courses, OR: • One Higher and three Standard Grades at band 3, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience, OR: • For year two HND entrance: HNC Travel What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include Retail Travel Practice, Air Travel, International Tourist Destinations, Tourism, Marketing, Communication, IT, Foreign Language, and Retail Travel Operations. After the course… • Career – travel agents, airlines, airport services, tour operator representatives, car ferry companies, cruise operators, rail companies, coach companies. • Continuing study – HNC Travel: apply for second year of the HND course at the college. HND: apply for university degree courses. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with an HNC Travel. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.

HNC/D TOURISM

HNC TRAVEL / HND TRAVEL & TOURISM

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About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course provides a general preparation for careers in tourism and, particularly, the travel industry.

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course develops your knowledge of the travel and tourism industry. It also provides vocational skills needed for high quality service to customers in many different types of tourism and travel organisations. You will be able to study languages as part of the course, and go on visits. What you need HNC Tourism • One Higher Grade pass at grade C or above, normally English or a relevant alternative and two other passes at Standard Grade (or equivalent) at band 3 or above, OR: • A National Certificate (SCQF Level 6) including Communication Higher and appropriate subject modules HND Tourism • One Higher Grade passes at grade C or above including English or a relevant alternative and two other passes at Standard Grade (or equivalent) at band 3 or above • Entry to 2nd year requires a pass in HNC Tourism What you’ll study HNC The units you will study include Structure of the Travel and Tourism Industry, Marketing, Providing Information on the Scottish Tourism Product, and Customer Care. This course will include study of at least one European language. HND The units you will study include Sustainable Development in Tourism, Visitor Attraction Operations, Economics, Law and Tour Operations. This course will include study of at least one European language. After the course… • Career – supervisory or management positions in the Tourism industry. • Continuing study – HNC: apply for HND Tourism at the college. HND: apply for third year at various universities. How long HND: Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with an HNC Tourism. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.


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• There are no formal entry requirements. Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview, where you’ll need to demonstrate your interest in sport. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Introduction to Human Physiology, Physical Education: An Activity Based Approach, Sport and Physical Recreation in the Community. Please note that these may change. Activities may include - football, basketball, volleyball, badminton. After the course… • Career – local authority sports attendant, community worker, youth club assistant. • Continuing study – apply for NQ Sports programmes at an advanced level at the college. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

About this course (SCQF 5) If you want a career in sport, health and fitness or coaching this new National Qualification and Certificate will give you an excellent introduction. The course is designed to give you options preparing you for progression to a higher award whilst also giving you a sound start for jobs in the sport and leisure industry. The course provides you with knowledge of many aspects of exercise, sports and fitness – including Fitness Training and Exercise Physiology. What you need •Y  ou should have studied a range of Intermediate 1 subjects at B or above. •W  e can accept mature students without Intermediates – at the discretion of the course team • You need to be physically fit •B  efore we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview, where you should display good communication skills and demonstrate an interest in sport. What you’ll study The course is currently under review, however some of the core units you may study are Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Training Methods, Introduction to Developing Leadership within Physical Activities, Human Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Activities, Team Sports, Sports Coaching Studies, Volleyball, Basketball, Circuit & Resistance Training and First Aid. After the course… •C  ontinuing study – apply for entry to Level 6 programmes in NQ Health, Fitness & Sports Performance, or NQ Sports Coaching. •C  areer – local authority sports attendant, community / youth worker. How long One year, starting August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/City Campus Allan Glen’s/Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • An interest in Sport

NQ SPORT & FITNESS (Level 5)

NQ ACCESS TO SPORT & LEISURE

About this course (SCQF 4) The course is an introduction to the skills you’ll need for a career in the sport and fitness industry. Mainly practical, it covers sport leadership and fitness, and includes SQA units in a variety of sports activities.


NQ SPORT & FITNESS (Level 6)

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 6) The course covers a range of SQA units at an advanced level. It’s designed to give you options – preparing you for an HNC, but at the same time giving you a sound start for jobs in the sport and leisure industry. Sporting activities are built into the course. What you need • Three National Courses at Intermediate 2 including English OR: • Three Standard Grades at Band 3 including English OR: • An appropriate sports qualification at Intermediate 2 • Other equivalent qualifications or experience • We recommend that you are at least 16 at the start of the course – this will allow you to go on to an HNC • Offers are subject to attending an interview where you should demonstrate your interest and knowledge/skills in sport. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Fitness and Exercise, Sports Coaching Studies, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Swimming, First Aid, and Circuit and Resistance Training. These are currently under review. After the course… • Career – local authority sports attendant, community worker, swimming pool lifeguard, youth club assistant. • Continuing study – apply for HNC Sports programmes. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ Riverside Campus.


You will lead practical coaching sessions, in college and in schools. An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check will require to be successfully completed before you coach young people in schools. What you need NQ Sports Coaching (SCQF Level 6) • Three National Courses at Intermediate 2 including PE, Intermediate 1 English and Mathematics or Numeracy, OR:

•H  NC Sports Coaching with Development of Sport What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Sports Coaching Theory and Practice, Principles of Fitness Training, Anatomy Physiology and Energy Systems, Sports Mechanics, and Event Management in Sport. After the course… •C  areer – sports development officers, sports co-ordinators and other positions. •C  ontinuing study – NQ: apply for our HNC/D Sport courses. HNC for 2nd Year HND. HND: apply for second or third year entry to BA and BA (Hons) courses at Stirling University, University of Abertay, Glasgow Caledonian University, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of the West of Scotland.

• Three Standard Grades at Band 3 including PE, English and Mathematics or Numeracy, OR:

How long NQ – One year, starting in August.

• Other equivalent qualifications or experience

HND – Two years, starting in August

HNC Sports Coaching with Development of Sport (SCQF Level 7) • One Higher (PE preferred) with three Intermediate 2 courses including PE and English, OR: • One Higher (PE preferred) and three Standard Grades at Band 3 or above, including PE and English, OR: • NQ Level 6 programme, OR • Other equivalent qualifications or experience supported by a personal statement and a reference from a PE teacher or sports coach. HND Sports Coaching with Development of Sport (SCQF Level 8) • Two Highers (PE preferred) with three Intermediate 2 courses including PE and English, OR • Two Highers (PE preferred) and three Standard Grades at Band 3 or above, including PE and English, OR:

HNC – One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Cathedral Street/ Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

NQ SPORTS COACHING HNC/D SPORTS COACHING WITH DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT

About these courses The course introduces and develops the skills and knowledge you’ll need for sports coaching. The principles of good coaching practice, is examined and a wide practical and theoretical knowledge of games and sports is developed. Work experience is included on HN programmes. You will also have the opportunity to qualify for Sports Coaching awards from National Governing Bodies.


NQ SPORT & HOSPITALITY HNC/D SPORT & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About these courses These courses will help develop the skills and personal qualities you will need to work in the sports, leisure and hospitality industry. When you complete the HNC/D, you’ll be capable of leadership in leisure clubs and other areas of the industry. You will lead practical coaching sessions regularly, so you require to complete an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check before you coach young people in schools. What you need NQ Sport & Hospitality (SCQF Level 5/6) • Three National Courses including Intermediate 2 PE, Intermediate 1 English and Mathematics or Numeracy, OR: • Three Standard Grades at Band 3 level including PE, English and Mathematics or Numeracy, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience HNC/D Sport & Hospitality Management (SCQF Level 7/8) • One Higher (we’d prefer PE) with three Intermediate 2 courses including PE and English, OR: • One Higher (we’d prefer PE) and three Standard Grades at Band 3, including PE and English, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience If you are a mature candidate and do not have formal qualifications, your application may be successful if you have industry qualifications/experience and can provide an appropriate reference. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include Coaching of Sports, Exercise Principles and Programming, Nutrition, Principles of Fitness Training, Fitness Conditioning, Organising a Sporting Event, and Current Exercise Trends. After the course… • Career – NQ: jobs in a wide range of sectors. Many hotels now have private sports and leisure facilities. HNC/D: junior managers capable of leadership in sport, fitness and leisure operations. • Continuing study – NQ: apply for our HNC/D courses in Sports, Hospitality or Events. HND: apply for third year entry to BA and BA (Hons) courses at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, Aberdeen University and Edinburgh Napier University. You can also apply for sport and fitnessrelated degree courses at the University of the West of Scotland, University of Abertay, Stirling University and Glasgow Caledonian University. How long NQ – One year, starting in August. HND – Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with an HNC. Where City Campus Cathedral Street.


“My college journey began with an NQ in Health, Fitness and Sports Performance. From there I moved on to the HND, which I passed with flying colours. I couldn’t have achieved it without the support and encouragement I received from the lecturers. Thanks to them I’m now completing an Honours Degree in Sport and Physical Activity at Strathclyde University. My time at the college was an invaluable experience because it opened so many doors and enabled me to gain the knowledge and confidence I needed to get me where I am today.”

The HND will help you to develop all aspects of exercise prescription, and delivery methods for health, fitness and leisure environments of all types. You will have the opportunity to qualify for awards from governing bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid Award. Vocational experience is also possible to arrange using the College’s links with national governing bodies, Sports Scotland and employers. What you need HNC Fitness Health and Exercise (SCQF Level 7) • One Higher (English preferred) with three Intermediate 2 courses including PE. OR: • One Higher (English preferred) and three Standard Grades at Band 3, including PE, OR: • an appropriate group of NQ Units at SCQF Level 6, OR: • Other equivalent qualifications or experience considered appropriate by the course team leader. HND Fitness Health and Exercise (SCQF Level 8) • Two Higher grade passes including English (alternatively, Modern Studies, History, Economics or PE) and Two passes at Standard Grade (or equivalent) at Band 3 or above – preferably Physics, Chemistry, PE or Biology OR: • HNC Fitness Health and Exercise What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Plan, Teach and Evaluate a Gym-Based Exercise Session, Plan, Teach and Evaluate a Group Exercise with Music Session, and Exercise Physiology and Anatomy, Nutrition, Health Screening, First Aid for Sport, Applied Exercise Prescription. After the course… • Career – sports clubs, private and public sports facilities, local authorities and government health and sport initiatives. • Continuing study – HNC apply for HND Fitness, Health and Exercise at the college. HND apply for degree level programmes in related areas. You could also apply for year three BSc (Hons) Sports Studies at the University of the West of Scotland, Dundee, Abertay and Edinburgh Napier Universities. How long HND – Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with an HNC. Where City Campus Cathedral Street/ City Campus Charles Oakley/ Riverside Campus

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HND Fitness, Health and Exercise

HNC/D FITNESS, HEALTH & EXERCISE

Samantha Shaw

About this course These courses are for people with an interest in fitness training. The HNC will equip you with the knowledge and skills to fitness test clients, carry out gym inductions, prepare training programmes and take exercise-to-music sessions.


It equips you with the skills to become an effective health and sports professional, member of a support team competent in preventing and treating injuries. You will work in our sports injury clinic – developing skills in clinical assessment, devising treatment plans and providing physical therapies. You may also be involved in pre and post match and touchline support for sporting events. What you need • Two Higher Grades at C or above English, Biology or another science are preferred • SQA group award in an appropriate sports related course at level 6. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Applied Physiology, Psychology of Sports Injury, Pathology, Exercise Principles and Programming, Applied Anatomy, Body Massage, First Aid for Sport, and Nutrition for Sports Therapists. After the course… • Career – therapist with sports club, football club, rugby club or other sports organisation, freelance sports therapist, self- employment. Government health initiatives and national sports development programmes. • Continuing study – apply for degree courses in Sports Therapy, Sports Science, Health Studies, Sports Studies – all with possible advanced entry. Specifically a Degree in Sports Therapy at Central Lancashire, Chichester or Teeside Universities. How long Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ Riverside Campus.

HND APPLIED SPORTS SCIENCE

HND SPORTS THERAPY

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 8) The course helps you develop an understanding of safe and effective principles of fitness, training and injury rehabilitation.

About this course (SCQF 8) This new award includes the National Occupational Standards necessary for registration as an exercise practitioner. The first year follows the HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise programme. In second year you’ll specialise in sports science skills such as performance analysis. You’ll also investigate funding to support athletes and advanced techniques in strength and conditioning training and performance measurement. What you need • SQA Group awards and sports-related courses at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent, such as NQ Health, Fitness and Sports Performance, OR: • Two Higher Grade passes at level C or above, including English (alternatively, Modern Studies, History, Economics or PE) • Two passes at Standard Grade (or equivalent) at Band 3 or above – preferably Physics, Chemistry, PE or Biology • For direct entry to year two – an HNC in Fitness, Health and Exercise What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include Exercise Physiology and Anatomy, Exercise Principles and Programming, First Aid for Sport, Nutrition, Health Screening, Psychology in Sport, and Fitness Testing in Sport. After the course… • Continuing study – apply for degree level programmes in sports sciencerelated areas at various Scottish Universities. How long Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ Riverside Campus.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222


What you need • Three passes at Intermediate 1 level including English • If you have Core Skill Communication at Intermediate 1 level, or Skills for Work, Early Education and Childcare Intermediate 1, this will improve your chances of successful application. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Working with Children and Young People, Children and Young People: Rights and Protection, Processes of Play, Child Development and Health, Workplace Practice, and Communication. After the course… • Career – assistants or support workers in the childcare and Playwork sectors. • Continuing study – apply for National Certificate Group Award: Early Education and Childcare (Higher) – SVQ 2: Playwork – SVQ 2: Children’s Care, Learning and Development. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

About this course (SCQF 6) The course provides knowledge and understanding that will enable you to work under supervision in childcare. The concepts, theories, principles and practical skills that you acquire on this course will help you develop positive attitudes, and become a reflective practitioner. A work placement is an integral part of the course. What you need • Three standard grades including English. • If you completed a course or units in Care at Intermediate 2 level, or SVQ units at level 2 in a related subject, this will improve your chances of successful application. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Play (at Higher level), Early Education and Child Care (at Higher level), First Aid Measures, Developmental Theory, Prevention of Infection, and Holistic Approaches to Health. After the course… • Career – support workers in the childcare and playwork sectors. • Continuing study – apply for HNC in Early Education and Childcare, further or higher education courses that include the study of related childcare subjects, and other training. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

Natalie Welch – NC Early Education and Child Care “I’m working towards becoming a child development officer so it was important to find a college that could help me do that. I chose City because it has a fantastic reputation and a high achievement rate and it will also enable me to go on and do the HNC after completing the course. The lecturers are helpful and approachable and always available to help you when you need them. I find the course workload can be difficult and heavy at times but fortunately there’s plenty of support on offer from lecturers and classmates. I would definitely recommend the course to others.”

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

It has been approved by the Scottish Social Services Council as a suitable qualification for registration as a support worker. It encourages you to reflect on your practice, helps you with a work placement – and makes you more employable.

NC GROUP AWARD: EARLY EDUCATION & CHILDCARE – HIGHER

NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARD: PLAYWORK & CHILDCARE

About this course (SCQF 5) The course is an ideal first qualification for anyone interested in working with children.


HNC EARLY EDUCATION & CHILDCARE

About this course (SCQF 7) This course integrates knowledge, theory and practice to equip you to work effectively in different childcare settings. It is designed for people at two separate stages – when you’re aiming to work as a practitioner in the childcare and playwork sector – and when you’re already employed there, it gives you a qualification. It will also enable you to go on to Higher Education. What you need • Two or more Highers including English and/or NC Early Education and Childcare • Candidates should have an understanding that childcare values and communication skills are essential for good early education and childcare delivery. This can be demonstrated through life and work experiences with children • Communication skills can be demonstrated through achievement of Core Skills Communication at Higher level, Higher English or other communication units at SCQF level 6, or other certified courses, OR:

• References from an employer and school tutor • Experience of working in an early education, childcare or playwork setting is preferable, but not essential What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Workplace Experience, Theoretical Approaches to Development & Learning, Children’s Rights, Curriculum and Assessment, Language, Literacy and Numeracy, and Contemporary Issues for Children. After the course… • Career – practitioner in Childcare and Playwork sectors. • Continuing study – HND Childhood Practice, PDA Childhood Practice, BA Early Years, BA Childhood Studies. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.


You may also have the opportunity to complete the Higher in Care exam and SVQ Level 2 unit. What you need • Three Standard Grades at General or Credit Level grade 3 or above, OR: • Intermediate 2 Level in subjects such as Care, Modern Studies, English or equivalent • Mature students without these qualifications who have relevant experience will also be considered Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview which includes a written test. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Values and Principles in Care, Stress and Stress Management, Sociology for Care, Psychology for Care, Introduction to Counselling, Mental Health Issues, First Aid, and Caring for People with Dementia. After the course… • Career – social care, community care and nursing care. • Continuing study – apply for HNC in Social Care, HNC Social Sciences or Nurse Training. How long One year, starting in August. Part-time infill available. Where Riverside Campus.

About this course (SCQF 7) The HNC Social Care is designed to meet the needs of the social care sector and SSSC registration requirements for social care workers. A practice placement is an integral part of the course, along with HN units and three SVQ level 3 units. What you need • Two Higher Grades, preferably English, or an appropriate group of SQA units • Experience of working in a social care environment • If you’re a mature student without the qualifying grades, we’ll consider you if you have relevant experience, and can show evidence of recent study Before we offer you a place we’ll invite you to an interview which includes a written test. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Social Care Theory, Social Policy, Psychology for Social Care, Sociology for Social Care, Protection of Individuals, Understanding Loss, and Understanding & Supporting Behaviour. After the course… • Career – social work, social care worker or support worker with various groups such as older adults, people with learning difficulties, adult care, community care, offenders, residential child care or the addiction field. • Continuing study – apply for Social Work degrees. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

You’ll be able to develop your core skills as well as studying different aspects of care. A work placement means you’ll be able to put your college learning into practice in a care setting.

HNC SOCIAL CARE

NQ SOCIAL CARE

About this course (SCQF 4-6) The course offers the opportunity to develop both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the social care sector.


These will enhance your prospects of employment in many sectors – administrative, business and local authority. Successfully completing the course also allows you to study further at HNC level. Your progress will be assessed continuously throughout the course. What you need • Three or more relevant Standard Grade passes at grade 3 or above (or equivalent), including English What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study will include: Communication, Psychology: Understanding the Individual, Psychology: Investigating Behaviour, Micro Economics, UK Economics, and International Economics, Politics, Philosophy and Application of Maths. After the course… • Continuing study – With around 14 credits and a satisfactory reference from your lecturers, you can apply for various HNC courses at the college, including Social Sciences. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

HNC SOCIAL SCIENCES

NQ SOCIAL SCIENCES

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 5/6) The course has two main aims: to equip you with sound communication skills, and to develop your awareness of topical social issues.

About this course (SCQF 7) This course offers an introduction to a range of social science topics at a higher level. It aims to develop your critical thinking and analysis skills on many cultural and social issues. What you need • Two or more Higher passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, such as History, Modern Studies, English, OR: • An NQ with 14 credits in a relevant discipline, with a satisfactory reference from the awarding centre • Mature students may be admitted without formal qualifications If you have three Higher Grade passes, you may be able to join the Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences. What you’ll study The subjects you study will include: Sociology, Psychology, Politics, Philosophy and Research Methods. There is a graded exam. After the course… • Career – personnel management, areas of Social Services, community work, banking, insurance, local government, health boards and teaching. • Continuing study – HNC: with 12 more credits you can apply for the second year of the HND. • HND: apply for a related degree course at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, University of West of Scotland, Open University, and many other institutions of higher learning. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus/City Campus Charles Oakley/City Campus Allan Glen’s.


What you need • Two or more Higher passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, such as History, Modern Studies, English, OR: • A relevant NQ with 14 credits, and a satisfactory reference from the awarding centre • We may accept mature students without formal qualifications If you have three Higher Grade passes, you may be able to join the Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study are: Sociology, Psychology, Politics, a Graded Project and Exam, Criminology and Research Issues. After the course… • Career – social services, police, community work, teaching or personnel management, banking, insurance, local government or health board. • Continuing study – BA Social Sciences, Social Studies or Combined Studies. How long Two years, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus/City Campus Charles Oakley/City Campus Allan Glen’s.

About this course (SCQF 8) The Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences is offered by the University of Strathclyde Glasgow in association with City of Glasgow College. It allows you to apply for the third year of the BA Social Sciences Degree at Strathclyde. If you leave after one year – or don’t meet the requirements for the Diploma after two years – you may be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences. What you need • Three or more Higher Grade passes at grade C or above, including English, or subjects such as Sociology, Modern Studies, History or Economics • Two other passes at Standard Grade Band 2 or equivalent, or Intermediate 2 passes What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include Politics, Psychology, Sociology and Economics. After the course… • Career – public and private sectors, including the health service, community work, welfare rights, social research, teaching, aid agencies, social work, housing and local, national and European Government. • Continuing study – apply for third year of the BA in Social Sciences in the Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow. How long Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley/ City Campus Allan Glen’s.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

You’ll develop your skills in analysing, evaluating and solving problems, learn communication skills, and improve your personal effectiveness. You will also increase your knowledge of social sciences and relevant specialisms.

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (SOCIAL SCIENCES)

HND SOCIAL SCIENCES

About this course (SCQF 8) This course aims to provide you with a sound education and training in key areas of social science theory, research and investigation.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222


What you need • Passes in Maths, Physics and English at Intermediate 2 • Mature students may be accepted without formal qualifications Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Digital Electronics, Analogue Electronics, Electrical Principles, Electronic Project, Power Supplies, Communications, Mathematics, and Information Technology. After the course… • Career – technician engineer in electronic and electrical service industries, engineering and manufacturing. • Continuing study – apply for HNC Electronics or HNC Electrical Engineering. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

About this course (SCQF 7) The course develops your skills in the principles and technologies of electrical, analogue electronics and digital electronics systems. It also covers programming. You’ll learn how to approach high-level language or assembly language programming in a structured way, for applications in a microprocessor or embedded system. The course reinforces the theory with practical work and demonstrations. You can specialise in several different areas such as electronic construction and testing skills, printed circuit board design, manufacture and test, programmable logic controllers, implementation of local area networks, and IT applications. What you need • NC in an appropriate engineering subject, OR: • Two Higher Grades – Maths and one other, we’d prefer Physics Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Electronic Construction Skills, Communication Practical Skills, Combinational Logic, Single Phase AC Circuits, Electrical Networks & Resonance, and Analogue Electronic Principles. After the course… • Career – electronics technician in electronic manufacture and service industries, including construction, installation and repair of electronic equipment and systems. • Continuing study – apply for final year of HND Engineering: Electronics at the college. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

On this course you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills you need for an apprenticeship, or to move on to an HNC in Electrical Engineering or Electronics. These practical electronic skills are also recognised by employers in computing support services and engineering.

HNC ELECTRONICS

NC ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

About this course (SCQF 5-6) The course focuses on the skills needed to maintain and service electronic systems. Completing it successfully gives you a National Certificate award in Electronics (Level 6).


HND ELECTRONICS

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 8) The course further develops your planning, project management and investigation skills. It gives you an understanding of the external and internal factors that influence the performance of modern companies. The course reinforces theory with practical work and demonstrations. You’ll also use industrial standard software packages for schematic capture, simulation and PCB design. You’ll use industrial-standard development kits and interfacing kits in the more specialised units on the course. These include Microprocessors, Programmable Logic Devices and Digital Signal Processing. What you need First year • NC in an appropriate Engineering subject, OR: • Two Higher Grades – Maths and one other, we’d prefer Physics Direct entry to second year • HNC Electronics Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview. What you’ll study Some of the subjects are the same as the HNC Electronics subjects, plus Mathematics for Engineering 2, Microprocessor & Controller Technology, Power Supply Circuits, and Active Electronics Principles. After the course… • Career – electronics technician engineer in small, medium and large companies. • Continuing study – apply for BSc (Hons) or BEng degree courses. How long Two years, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

Patrick McCartan – HNC Electronics “I had worked on a few building sites but felt I needed to do something more to increase my chances of getting a better job. The college’s reputation and industry links confirmed it was the best place to learn the skills I needed for my chosen career. Not long after graduating with the HNC I was offered a place on the National Air Traffic Services Engineering Technician Training Scheme. I’m training to be an Air Traffic Control Engineer based at Edinburgh Airport but it was the HNC qualification and the quality of teaching I received that got me noticed.”


The oil and gas industries recognise the value of the course, and students have been recruited by blue chip organisations. What you need • NC in an appropriate Engineering subject, OR: • Two Higher Grades – Maths and another, preferably Physics There will be a personal interview with the course leader. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Electrical Safety, Single Phase AC Circuits, Electrical Machine Principles, Maths for Engineers 1: Electronics and Electrical, Three Phase Circuits, and Power Systems. After the course… • Career – technician electrician. • Continuing study – apply for HND or Degree course such as Power Engineering. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HNC ENGINEERING: ELECTRICAL

About this course (SCQF 7) The course equips you with a qualification you can use to move to higher education, or to get into industry as a technician electrician.


The course equips you with a qualification you can use to move to higher education, or to get into industry as a technician electrician. Its value is recognised by the oil and gas industries, with students being recruited by blue chip organisations. What you need • HNC in an appropriate Engineering subject, OR: • Two Higher Grades – Maths and one other, we’d prefer Physics Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are a Graded Unit Project, Electrical Motor Drives, Induction Motors, Maths for Engineers 2: Electronics and Electrical, Three Phase Motors, and Power Systems. After the course… • Career – incorporated engineer in a wide range of industrial and commercial organisations. • Continuing study – apply for third year BEng or BSc, or transfer via the college to degree in Power Engineering. How long Two years, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

HNC ENGINEERING: MECHANICAL

HND ENGINEERING: ELECTRICAL

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 8) The course expands on the material covered in the first year of the HNC Engineering: Electrical

About this course (SCQF 7) The course gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding that you’ll need for a career in mechanical engineering. It also gives you entry to Higher National Diploma or Degree courses. You’ll be able to use facilities at the college – such as our fully-equipped engineering workshop, pneumatic and hydraulic training rigs and computer labs running CAD software. What you need • NC in an appropriate Engineering subject, OR: • Two Higher Grades – Maths and one other, we’d prefer Physics Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Information Technology, Applications Software, Mathematics for Engineering, Communications, and Quality Management: an Introduction, Engineering Principles. After the course… • Career – engineering technician. • Continuing study – apply for HND year one, or a degree course. How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.


This course involves the use of the college’s extensive engineering equipment which includes a fully-functioning workshop and computer labs running CAD design and hydraulic software. What you need First year • NC in an appropriate Engineering subject, OR: • Two Higher Grades – Maths and one other, we’d prefer Physics Direct entry to second year • HNC Mechanical Engineering Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview. What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Business Awareness and Continuing Professional Development, Mathematics for Engineering 2, Plant Systems, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics, and Strength of Materials: Advanced. After the course… • Career – engineering technician, supervisory or management. • Continuing study – apply for degree course or Incorporated Engineer qualification. How long Two years, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HND ENGINEERING: MECHANICAL

About this course (SCQF 8) This two year course is designed for people who want to study mechanical engineering to a professional standard. Graduates from the course typically go to university or move into industry in a supervisory or management role.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222


• Ideally you should provide a satisfactory secondary school report • Personal experience • You must attend a Pre-entry Guidance Session What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Half Brick Walling, One Brick Walling, Fundamentals of cavity walling, Block Walling, Simple Decorative Brickwork and Simple Arch Construction. After the course • Career – Modern apprenticeship in the construction industry • Continuing study – Apply for other National Qualifications (NQ) programmes How long This course runs twice a year: August – December and January – June. Where Rogart Street Building.

About this course (SCQF 3) You’ll study the practical side of construction crafts – as well as the theory. This helps prepare you for the health and safety test (CSCS card), which you need to get work on most building sites. What you need • Preferably over 16 years of age • Ideally you should provide satisfactory secondary school report • Personal experience • You must attend a Pre-entry Guidance Session What you’ll study You’ll get an introduction to hands-on skills in our friendly workshop, including: Glass Decor, Plastering, and Carpentry & Joinery. After the course • Career – a Modern Apprenticeship in the construction industry • Continuing study – apply for other National Qualification (NQ) programmes How long This course runs twice a year: August – December and January – June. Where Rogart Street Building.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • Preferably over 16 years of age

FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS FOR WOMEN

NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARD BRICKWORK

About this course (SCQF 3) You’ll study the practical side of brickwork – as well as the theory. This helps prepare you for the health and safety test (CSCS card), which you need to get work on most building sites.


FOUNDATION DECORATIVE FLOORLAYING

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 3) You’ll study the practical side of decorative floorlaying – as well as the theory. This helps prepare you for the health and safety test (CSCS card), which you need to get work on most building sites. What you need • Preferably over 16 years of age • Ideally you should provide a satisfactory secondary school report • Personal experience • You must attend a Pre-entry Guidance Session What you’ll study You’ll get an introduction to hands-on skills in our friendly workshop, including: Introduction to Fitting Flooring Materials, and Planning & Layout from Construction Drawings. After the course • Career – a Modern Apprenticeship in the construction industry • Continuing study –apply for other National Qualification (NQ) programmes How long This course runs twice a year: August – December and January - June. Where Dornoch Street Building.


What you need • Preferably over 16 years of age • Ideally you should provide a satisfactory secondary school report • Personal experience • You must attend a Pre-entry Guidance Session What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Preparing and Painting Surfaces, Decorative Painting and Paperhanging – Patterned Ceiling Papers and Plain Papers.

After the course • Career – Modern Apprenticeship in the construction industry • Continuing study – apply for other National Qualification (NQ) programmes How long This course runs twice a year: August – December and January - June. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARD PAINTING AND DECORATING

About this course (SCQF 3) You’ll study the practical side of painting and decorating – as well as the theory. This helps prepare you for the health and safety test (CSCS card), which you need to get work on most building sites.


What you need • Preferably over 16 years of age • Ideally you should provide a satisfactory secondary school report • Personal experience • You must attend a Pre-entry Guidance Session What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Preparing and Painting Surfaces, Decorative Painting and An Introduction to Colours Used in Painting and Decorating. After the course • Career – a Modern Apprenticeship in the construction industry • Continuing study – apply for other National Qualification (NQ) programmes How long This course runs twice a year: August – December and January – June. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARD: SHOPFITTING

NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARD: PAINTING & DECORATING FOR WOMEN

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 3) You’ll study the practical side of painting and decorating – as well as the theory. This helps prepare you for the health and safety test (CSCS card), which you need to get work on most building sites.

About this course (SCQF 3) You’ll study the practical side of shopfitting – as well as the theory. This helps prepare you for the health and safety test (CSCS card), which you need to get work on most building sites. What you need • Preferably over 16 years of age • Ideally you should provide a satisfactory secondary school report • Personal experience • You must attend a Pre-entry Guidance Session What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Information Technology, Construction Safety Practices, Bench Joinery Skills and Site Joinery Skills. After the course • Career – in the building industry • Continuing study – apply for other National Qualification (NQ) programmes How long This course runs twice a year: August – December and January – June. Where Rogart Street Building.


• Ideally you should provide a satisfactory secondary school report • Personal experience • You must attend a Pre-entry Guidance Session What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Wall and Floor Tiling – an Introduction, Fundamentals of Wall Tiling and Fundamentals of Floor Tiling. After the course • Career – Modern apprenticeship in the construction industry • Continuing study – Apply for other National Qualifications (NQ) programmes How long This course runs twice a year: August – December and January – June. Where Rogart Street Building.

About this course (SCQF 4/5) This is a full time construction crafts course. You study practical and theoretical units covering the carpentry and joinery industry. What you need •T  wo Standard Grades at General Level including English, Mathematics, Science or equivalent, OR: • Personal experience What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include Information Technology, Construction Safety Practices, Bench Joinery Skills, Site Joinery Skills, Carpentry and Joinery Repair and Maintenance, and Kitchen Design. After the course… • Career – in the building industry. •C  ontinuing study – apply for HNC or HND courses. How long One year, starting in August. Where Rogart Street Building.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • Preferably over 16 years of age

NQ CARPENTRY & JOINERY

NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARD: WALL & FLOOR TILING

About this course (SCQF 3) You’ll study the practical side of wall and floor tiling – as well as the theory. This helps prepare you for the health and safety test (CSCS card), which you need to get work on most building sites.


Transferable skills are vital if you want to get into the construction industry. They are covered throughout the course. What you need • Two Standard Grades at General Level including English, Mathematics, Science or equivalent, OR: • The New National 4 award • Personal experience What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include Carpentry and Joinery, Roof Slating and Tiling, Stonemasonry, Bricklaying, Plastering, Fibrous Plastering, Wall and Floor Tiling, Communication, Numeracy, and IT. If you have already completed some of the units in the programme, we will try to offer alternative options. After the course… • Career – a Modern Apprenticeship in the construction industry.

NC BUILT ENVIRONMENT

NQ CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 4/5) The course offers a combination of practical and theoretical units on the construction industry. It will prepare you for taking the Health and Safety test – a requirement for access to most building sites.

About this course (SCQF 5/6) This course provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a professional career at technician level in the building industry. You’ll gain practical experience from laboratory workshops, field trips and site visits. The rest of the course is classroom based. What you need • Relevant group of units or courses at Intermediate Level 1/2, OR: • Three Standard Grade passes at credit level, preferably with Maths or Numeracy, English and a Science, OR: • Personal experience What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include Building Design Technology, Building Services, CAD, Health and Safety, Building Materials, Mechanics, Modern Methods of Construction, Sustainability and Building Performance, and Construction Technology. After the course… • Career – quantity surveying technician, building control technician, architectural technician, building technician, building site supervisor.

How long One year, starting in August.

• Continuing study – apply for an HND programme at the college – HND Built Environment with Specialisms, HND Town Planning or HND Architectural Conservation.

Where Rogart Street Building.

How long One year, starting in August.

• Continuing study – apply for other NC and HNC/D courses at the college.

Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Supervision and Management, Health and Safety Management, Paint Systems for Building Substrates and Technical Problem Solving. To complete this qualification, you’ll need to produce a project case study – this is a supervision graded unit. After the course • Career – craft supervisors/managers for the painting and decorating industry • Continuing study – Further study at HNC/D level at the college How long One year, starting in August (two years part-time if your employer releases you to study). Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

About this course (SCQF 7) This course covers how buildings are planned, designed and constructed. You also learn about how buildings exist within their environment. What you need • One Higher Grade pass, preferably Mathematics or a Science, OR: • National Certificate in Built Environment, or equivalent qualification at SCQF level 6, OR: • Personal experience What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include Drawing & Design, Construction Technology, Building Services, Construction Site Surveying, Mathematics, Quantitative Building Studies, Building Materials, and Computer Aided Design. After the course… • Career – technician and junior management posts throughout the built environment and construction sector – architectural technology, quantity surveying, estimating, building surveying and construction management in the public and private sector. • Continuing study – apply for the second year of the HND Built Environment with Specialisms programme. How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • You’ll need the NPA in Construction (SCQF 5) with a Painting and Decorating Specialism. It would be ideal if you have further industrial experience or training.

HNC CONSTRUCTION

HNC PAINTING & DECORATING: SUPERVISION (SUBJECT TO APPROVAL)

About this course (SCQF 7) You’ll study the practice and theory of supervising painting and decorating work, as well as the craft itself, developing advanced skills. You can also study parttime if you’re employed in this area.


HNC/D ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 7/8) The course provides knowledge and understanding of architectural conservation – along with the practical conservation craft skills needed to save buildings from decay, damage and demolition. Field trips and site visits are an integral part of the course, along with lectures, seminars and tutorials. What you need • One Higher Grade pass, preferably Mathematics or a Science, OR: • A National Certificate in Built Environment or equivalent qualification at SCQF Level 6, OR: • Personal experience What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are Introductory Practical Skills in Stonemasonry, Plasterwork, Roofing: Influences on the Development of Scottish Architecture, Principles of Architectural Conservation, and Factors Affecting Building Decay. After the course… • Career – local authorities, architectural and surveying practices, conservation organisations, contractors, central Government bodies, National Trust for Scotland, Civic Trusts, Historic Scotland. • Continuing study – apply for degree courses, including BSc (Hons) Building Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University, BSc (Hons) Building Conservation at Swansea Metropolitan University, BSc Building Surveying at Napier or Heriot Watt University. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

Craig Robertson – HND Architectural Technology “As a mature student I had been out of full-time study for 10 years and felt I needed a gradual reintroduction to academic life. The college lived up to its reputation for quality education in the construction sector and the support of staff ensured my dyslexia was not an obstacle to my studies. The highlight of my college life was hearing I had passed. It was a great feeling to know the hard slog was over and the effort worthwhile. With the HND under my belt I managed to secure a place on the Architectural Technology degree course at Napier University.“


HND BUILT ENVIRONMENT WITH SPECIALISMS

About this course (SCQF 7/8) This course covers how buildings are planned, designed and constructed. You’ll also learn about how these buildings exist within their environment. First year provides a general grounding before you specialise in the second year. This leads to a named HND in one of four different areas: Architectural Technology, Construction Management, Building Surveying or Quantity Surveying. What you need •O  ne Higher Grade pass, preferably Mathematics or a Science, OR: •A  National Certificate in Built Environment or equivalent qualification at SCQF level 6, OR: • Personal experience What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study will depend on the specialism you choose, but may include Drawing & Design, Construction Technology, Building Services, Construction Site Surveying, Mathematics, and

Quantitative Building Studies. Your second-year subjects will reflect your chosen specialism and relate to that specific area. After the course… • Career – higher technician and junior management posts throughout the built environment and construction sector – architectural technology, quantity surveying, estimating, building surveying and construction management in the public and private sector. • Continuing study – apply for BSc (Hons) courses in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying or Building Control at Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot Watt or Napier universities. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a HNC in Construction. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.


A mix of theory and practical subjects, the course is taught through classroom studiobased activities and case study visits. What you need • One Higher, preferably Geography or Economics at level C or above, and three Standard Grades at Credit level, OR: • A National Certificate in Built Environment or equivalent qualification at SCQF level 6, OR: • Work experience in property valuation, town planning or related sector What you’ll study Subjects include: Communications, Information Technology, Town Planning, Digital Mapping, Property Law, Valuation Principles, Geographic Information Systems, Construction Technology, Urban Design, Site Surveying, and Mathematics. After the course… • Career – town and country planning offices. • Continuing study – apply for BSc (Hons) Property Management and Valuation or BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Planning at Glasgow Caledonian University, or BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management, BSc (Hons) Urban and Regional Planning or BSc (Hons) Planning and Property Development at Heriot Watt University, or MA Town and Regional Planning at Dundee University. How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with an HNC in Urban Development. Depending on numbers, this course may be changed to a one-year HNC. Where City Campus North Hanover Street.

BSC (HONS) BUILDING SURVEYING

HND TOWN PLANNING

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 7/8) This course provides knowledge and understanding of how land in towns and cities should be used, and how buildings are constructed and valued. You also learn the technical skills in drawing and computing related to those areas.

About this course This Degree programme is offered by Glasgow Caledonian University in association with the college. What you need • 285 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Highers at Grade C or above to include Standard/Ordinary Grade passes in Maths, English, Science or a Technology subject. Application for first year to be made through UCAS. What you’ll study Subjects you’ll study include: Construction Technology, Property Legislation, Construction Engineering, Conservation, Fire Studies, Structural Analysis, and Project Management. How long Four years, sandwich course. Contact Harry Madden on 0141 331 3633 at Glasgow Caledonian University.


What you’ll study Subjects include: Construction Technology, Property Legislation, Structural Analysis, Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Facilities Management, Building Control, and Project Management. How long Four years, sandwich course. Contact Michael McCarney on 0141 331 8997 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

About this course This Degree programme is offered by Glasgow Caledonian University in association with the college. What you need • 295 UCAS tariff points from four or more Highers at Grade C or above to include Standard/Ordinary Grade passes in Maths, English, Science or a Technology subject. Application for first year to be made through UCAS. What you’ll study Subjects include: Construction Technology, Measurement, Cost Studies, Property Legislation, Property Economics, and Contracts & Project Finance. How long Four years, sandwich course. Contact Halbert Mills on 0141 331 3296 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

If you wish to apply for any degree programmes offered in association with Glasgow Caledonian University then you should apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). You can apply on-line at www.ucas.com/apply. Application forms are available from the college, your local School and Careers office. Glasgow Caledonian University’s UCAS Course Codes are as follows: Course UCAS Code Quantity Surveying K240 BSc/QS Building Surveying K230 BSc/BS Construction Management K251 BSc/CMg

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

What you need • 285 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Highers at Grade C or above to include Standard/Ordinary Grade passes in Maths, English, Science or a Technology subject. Application for first year to be made through UCAS.

BSC (HONS) QUANTITY SURVEYING

BSC (HONS) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

About this course This Degree programme is offered by Glasgow Caledonian University in association with the college.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222


All students are sponsored by various shipping companies or training agencies, who provide the sea phases on ships operating worldwide. Applications should be made via sponsoring companies, full details of which can be obtained from the School of Nautical Studies. What you need Standard Grade passes at Grade 3 or above (Mathematics to Grade 2) or GCSE passes at Grade C or above or a pass at Intermediate 2 in: Mathematics, English or a subject involving the use of English. A science subject with a significant content of a physical science plus one other subject, or completion of a Marine Foundation Course. What you’ll study Bridge Watchkeeping, Marine Meteorology, Seamanship, Shipboard Operations, Naval Architecture, Marine Law and Management, Nautical Science. After the course… • Career – Merchant Navy Deck Officer or shore based employment within the Shipping industry. • Study – Higher level Deck Officer qualifications, Master Mariner, Degree programmes in Maritime Studies with various institutions. How long Three and a half years to Certified Deck Officer status. There are opportunities for enrolment in September and January each session. Where Riverside Campus.

About this course (SCQF 9) This course is designed for school leavers who have gained at least 120 UCAS points and who wish to become seagoing Deck Officers. It is structured into five distinct ‘phases’ or blocks of time spent at college and at sea. It incorporates both the SQA HND Nautical Science and the Professional Development Award in Marine Operations. SAAS funding is available for Phase 1 and 3 of this course for eligible students. All students are sponsored by various shipping companies or training agencies, who provide the sea phases on ships operating worldwide. Applicants should be made via sponsoring companies, full details of which can be obtained from the School of Nautical Studies. What you need Standard Grade: Passes at Grade 3 or above (Mathematics to Grade 2) or GCSE passes at Grade C or above or a pass at Intermediate 2 in Mathematics, English or a subject involving the use of English. A science subject with a significant content of a physical science. Plus Higher Level/A Level: One or more passes at Higher Level/A Level subjects, amounting to at least 120 points on the UCAS tariff system, one of which should preferably be Mathematics or a physical science subject. What you’ll study Bridge Watchkeeping, Passage Planning, Seamanship, Shipboard Operations, Naval Architecture, Management, Professional Development, Personal Development, and Managing Projects. After the course… •C  areer – Merchant Navy Deck Officer or shore based employment in the shipping industry. •S  tudy – Higher level Deck Officer qualifications, Master Mariner, Degree programmes in Maritime Studies with various institutions How long Three years to Certified Deck Officer status. Starts January and September. Where Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

The course incorporates both the SQA NC Shipping and Maritime Operations and the HNC Nautical Science. The course is fully approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Merchant Navy Training Board.

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN MARINE OPERATIONS

NC/HNC DECK OFFICER TRAINEE PROGRAMME

About this course (SCQF 6/7/8) This course is designed for school leavers who wish to become seagoing Deck Officers. It is structured into five distinct ‘phases’ or blocks of time spent at college and at sea. SAAS funding is available for Phase 3 of this course for eligible students.


What you need • Three years of acceptable sea service in a deck capacity. • An acceptable level of mathematics, OR: • Completion of the City of Glasgow College Distance Learning Mathematics course (SCQF Level 6/7) What you’ll study Some of the subjects you will study are Bridge Watchkeeping, Celestial Navigation, Marine Cargo Operations, Naval Architecture Ship Construction, Marine Law & Management, and Ship Stability. After the course… • Career – Merchant Navy Deck Officer or shore-based employment in the shipping industry. • Study – apply for our higher level Deck Officer or Master Mariner qualifications, or a degree in maritime studies with various institutions. How long 30 weeks, starting in October/November. Where Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

UK MARITIME & COASTGUARD AGENCY OFFICER OF THE WATCH (REG11/1) (INCLUDING HNC NAUTICAL SCIENCE)

About this course (SCQF 7) The course is designed for serving deck ratings who want to obtain a UK Certificate of Competency at Officer of the Watch (STCW 95) level. SAAS funding is available for eligible students attending this course.


UK MARITIME & COASTGUARD AGENCY CHIEF MATE AND MASTER (REG11/2) (INCLUDING HND IN NAUTICAL SCIENCE)

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 8) This course is designed for serving watch keeping Deck Officers, who do not already hold an HND Nautical Science, and want to progress to Chief Mate or Masters (STCW 95) level by a non VQ route. SAAS funding is available for eligible students attending this course. Sections of this course are also required for holders of a Pre 1987 UK Class 2/1st Mate (FG) (or non-UK equivalents), who wish to obtain a UK Master Unlimited Certificate of Competency. What you need • UK or equivalent Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency • An acceptable mathematics qualification • 18 months acceptable sea service What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study are: Management of Bridge Operations, Passage Planning, Management of Vessel Operations, Management, Ship Stability, Meteorology, Structures and Maintenance, Marine Meteorology, Shipboard Management, Shipmasters Business. The course also includes preparation for the MCA written and oral examinations, plus all mandatory STCW 95 short courses. After the course… • Career – Merchant Navy Deck Officer, MCA Class 1 (Master Mariner) or shorebased employment in the shipping industry. • Study – apply for a degree in Maritime Studies with various institutions. How long 36 weeks, starting in January or August. Where Riverside Campus.

Janak Raj Sharma, HND Nautical Science “Studying in Scotland has been a great experience and what’s made it even better is the fact that City of Glasgow College is the biggest college in Scotland. Studying for the HND Nautical Science has given me a great amount of confidence and knowledge for my seafaring career. The course has been very interesting and enjoyable, at times it was challenging but the staff have been very helpful in supporting me and answering any questions I’ve had.”


Successfully completing all elements of the course gives full exemptions for Second Engineer Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) examination academic subjects. You can then become a Second Engineer Officer after gaining the appropriate sea time, experience and MCA certificates of competency. What you need • Three Standard Grades at credit level, including Mathematics, Physics or Technological Studies • Shipping company sponsorship What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study at college are: Units for NC Shipping and Maritime Operations (1st phase), HNC Marine Engineering Units (3rd phase), Marine Engineering Practice, MNTB Practical Skills, Basic Safety Courses, STCW 95 EOOW Preparation, and Advanced Safety Courses. Part of your study will take place at sea. After the course… • Career – Senior Marine Engineering Officer. How long Three years. Where Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

HNC MARINE ENGINEERING CADETSHIP

About this course (SCQF 7) The course provides training and qualifications required by engineering officers in the Merchant Navy.


The first phase of the course is at your college in India or Pakistan. You then complete your studies at City of Glasgow College and thereafter at sea. Completing all elements of the course successfully gives you full exemptions for Maritime Coastguard Association (MCA) examination academic subjects. What you need • Overseas qualifications equivalent to three Standard Grades at Credit level, including Mathematics, Physics or Technological Studies content of a Physical Science. What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study at college are: Marine Engineering Practice, MNTB Practical Skills, Basic Safety Courses, STCW 95 EOOW Preparation, and Advanced Safety Courses. Part of your study will take place at sea. After the course… • Career – Senior Marine Engineering Officer.

SCOTTISH PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN MARINE ENGINEERING CADETSHIP

HND MARINE ENGINEERING CADETSHIP FROM OVERSEAS COLLEGES

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course (SCQF 8) The course is designed specifically for overseas students who wish to follow a sea-going career. It provides an HND qualification together with appropriate marine training for students from our affiliated colleges in India and Pakistan.

About this course (SCQF 8/9) This course aims to provide a higher qualification recognised by the marine industry and shore-based employers. The course includes a PDA in Engineering Management, and Mathematics at a Higher level. The Diploma gives full exemptions to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) examination academic subjects. The Diploma may give you entry to the third year of a four year honours degree course. What you need •1  20 or more UCAS points, preferably including Higher Mathematics and Physics at Level B • Shipping company sponsorship What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study at college are Marine Engineering Practice, MNTB Practical Skills, Basic Safety Courses, PDA in Engineering Management, STCW 95 EOOW Preparation, and Advanced Safety Courses. Part of your study will take place at sea. After the course… •C  areer – Senior Marine Engineering Officer, Ship Manager, Classification Society Surveyor.

How long Three years.

•C  ontinuing study – First Class Certificate of Competency, Incorporated Engineer, Honours Degree.

Where Riverside Campus.

How long Three years. Where Riverside Campus.


For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222


The second year includes a module which introduces students to work. What you need No formal qualifications are required. All applicants will be interviewed. What you’ll study You will learn about a broad range of topics. These are: • Core Skills – such as Working with Others, Communication, Numeracy and Money Management, ICT, and Problem Solving. • Independent Living Skills – includes Basic Cooking, Kitchen and Home Safety, Hygiene, Healthy Lifestyle, Budgeting, and Shopping • Expressive Arts – Drama, Movement, Music and Arts & Crafts • Community Awareness – covers Local Investigation, Travel, Road and Personal Safety, and Citizenship • Health Studies – includes looking at Healthy Lifestyles, Personal Care and Leisure and Sports Activities • Introduction to work – in second year you will be involved in personal organisation, Enterprise Activity and appropriate work tasters After the course… Further education, training, and supported employment. How long Two years, starting in August (You can opt to leave after one year). Classes are held four days a week. Where Riverside Campus.

Marvin McPhie – Supported Learning Development 2 “I really enjoy coming to college and meeting up with all my friends. I also enjoy all the extra activities that students can take part in, such as the Burns and Christmas lunches. I was a bit nervous before I came to City because I wasn’t sure how I would cope or what to expect. But every person I’ve met has been really friendly and helpful. The highlights of my college life have been getting to take part in a drama production and visiting the Ardentinny outdoor education centre with class-mates on the shores of Loch Long.”

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

SUPPORTED LEARNING SECTION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

About this course This course is a two-year college experience for students with moderate or severe learning difficulties. It supports them to make the transition from school to adult life. The aim of the programme is to foster a sense of independence and enable students to look after themselves. Students participate in a range of learning activities that will help to improve confidence and self-esteem.


SUPPORTED LEARNING SECTION FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

About this course This course provides a one-year college experience for students with moderate or severe learning difficulties. The aim of the programme is to foster a sense of independence and enable students to look after themselves. Students participate in a range of learning activities that will help to improve confidence and self-esteem. What you need No formal qualifications are required. All applicants will be interviewed. What you’ll study You will learn about a broad range of topics. These are: • Core Skills – such as Working with Others, Communication, Numeracy and Money Management, ICT, and Problem Solving • Independent Living Skills – includes Basic Cooking, Kitchen and Home Safety, Hygiene, Healthy Lifestyle, Budgeting, and Shopping • Expressive Arts – Drama, Movement, Music, and Arts and Crafts • Community Awareness – covers Local Investigation, Travel, Road and Personal Safety, and Citizenship • Health Studies – includes looking at Healthy Lifestyles, Personal Care, and Leisure and Sports Activities After the course… Further education, training or apply for our Foundation 2 Programme. How long One year, starting in August. Classes are held four days a week. Where Riverside Campus.


This course also includes a module which introduces students to work. What you need No formal qualifications are required. All applicants will be interviewed. What you’ll study You will learn about a broad range of topics. These are: • Core Skills – such as Working with Others, Communication, Numeracy and Money Management, ICT, and Problem Solving • Independent Living Skills – includes Basic Cooking Skills, Kitchen and Home Safety, Hygiene, Healthy Lifestyle, Budgeting, and Shopping • Expressive Arts – Drama, Movement, Music, and Arts & Crafts • Community Awareness – covers Local Investigation, Travel, Road and Personal Safety, and Citizenship • Health Studies – includes looking at Healthy Lifestyles, Personal Care, and Leisure and Sports Activities • Work Awareness – you will be involved in personal organisation, Enterprise Activity, and appropriate work tasters After the course… Further education, training, and supported employment. How long One year, starting in August. Classes are held four days a week. Where Riverside Campus.

About this course This course is for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome. It is a one-year course but this can be extended to two years depending on individual progress. The aim of the course is to help students understand how they can learn and make progress, and to apply these techniques to a particular topic. What you need For this course you should be aged 16 to 19 and able to travel yourself to the college. You should be aware of your own condition and have the potential to undertake fulltime further education. What you’ll study You will take part in some induction training which will vary according to your needs. You will also receive instruction on learning techniques and strategies for progressing. The main course content will vary but could include Film & Media, Work Preparation, Horticulture, Relaxation, Citizenship, Art, Modern Studies, History, Drama, Social Student, Community, Communications, and Maths. After the course… Other subject specific courses, employment or supported employment. How long One year, starting in August, with a possible extension period. Where Riverside Campus.

For more info: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 566 6222

Students participate in a range of learning activities that will help to improve confidence and self-esteem.

TRANSITIONS

SUPPORTED LEARNING SECTION FOUNDATION 2 PROGRAMME

About this course This course provides a one-year college experience for students with moderate or severe learning difficulties. The aim of the programme is to foster a sense of independence and enable students to be able to look after themselves.


January 2012 start – full-time courses Normally these include Communication and Media; Art & Design; Hospitality; Business and Events; General Catering; Travel and Tourism; and Construction. We change these courses from yearto-year. To find out which full-time courses will start in January 2012, visit our website in November/ December 2011. Training for business We work closely with a range of professional institutes, sector skills councils and awarding bodies – so we’re confident we can offer you the best fit option to support the continuing professional development of your people. Our offerings reflect current occupational standards and are subject to strict quality moderation – your employees experience the best possible training, learning and development. We provide services to a wide range of clients, from large public and private sector organisations to individuals looking for the right skills and knowledge for the workplace. You can choose to come to our easily accessible facilities in the centre of Glasgow or, if you prefer, we can come to you. For full details, see our business prospectus or our website. Community-based adult learning City of Glasgow College works with many organisations to bring learning to the heart of the community. We hold classes in neighbourhood community centres, places to worship and schools.

The learning groups are small and we agree the meeting times to suit each group. At the moment we offer courses in Information and Communication Technology; Media and Communications; Creative and Construction Crafts; and English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL). To find out more, call 0141 566 6222 or visit www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Part-time courses You can study some of our full-time courses on a part-time basis – usually attending one or two days or evenings to complete your course. We also offer block-release courses for students in employment who want to upgrade their skills. To find out more, visit www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or see our parttime prospectus. Evening and Saturday morning courses Want to take up a new hobby or update your skills? We offer lots of leisure courses, which usually last 10 weeks. Most of the courses are just for fun, but some lead to a certificate. These courses often include subjects such as: Construction; Languages; Music; Radio & TV; Computing; Photography; Printing; Art & Design; Design Crafts; Food; General Interest including Yoga; Archaeology; Stand-Up Comedy; Animal Behaviour; and Wine Tasting. You’ll find dates, start times and costs at www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk


MONEY MATTERS

If you’re thinking about coming to college, you need to consider three main issues: • Will I have to pay my own course fees? • Will I get financial assistance towards my living costs? • If I take out a student loan, how much will the repayments be? The good news is that most students get financial support towards the cost of studying. For example: • Most students do not have to pay course fees • Many students receive support towards their living, travel, study and childcare expenses The financial support you get depends on the level of course you study. We’ve included some tables showing what you can apply for and who to contact.


FUNDING FOR FURTHER EDUCATION (FE)

Introductory courses/National Certificate courses (NC/NQ)/Scottish Group Awards (SGA)/Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ).

Most people who study full-time courses at this level (below HNC level) are eligible to receive a Bursary or Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA). You will receive a Bursary/EMA application form directly from us – usually after May once we have made you an offer and you have accepted a place on a course. Normally you must have lived in Scotland, the United Kingdom or a European Union country for the last three years.

If you are married or in a relationship The maximum bursary award is £87.85 – but this goes down depending on your spouse or partner’s income. Your husband, wife or partner is expected to make a contribution to your support while you’re at college. Spouse/partner contribution Household income

Spouse/Partner contribution

Weekly payment

The Bursary or EMA isn’t a loan. You do not need to repay this support if you are eligible to receive it and meet the terms and conditions of funding.

Less than £20,643

£0

£89.07

Bursary and EMA – how much could you get? If you’re studying a full-time course below HNC level, you can apply for a Bursary.

£20,643

£45

£87.85

£27,933

£855

£65.96

£35,538

£1,700

£43.12

£50,568>

£3,370

£0

If you are between 18-24 at the start of your course the maximum Bursary award is £70.48 a week – but this goes down if your parents jointly earn more than £24,275. Your parents are expected to make a contribution to your support while you’re at college. Parental contribution – at home rate Household income

Parental contribution

Weekly payment

Less than £24,275

£0

£70.48

£24,275

£45

£69.26

£31,745

£875

£46.82

£41,735

£1,985

£16.43

£49,664>

£2,936

£0

If you are supporting yourself? You may be able to receive up to £89.07 per week, but you’ll need to meet one of the following criteria: • Over 25 years • No parents living • Married • Caring for a dependent child • Supported yourself in full-time employment or benefits for more than three years

Your bursary is for general living expenses. You may also be eligible for additional support with travel expenses and some course materials. If you are 16 or 17 at the start of your course You may be able to apply for an EMA – it’s designed to help with general living expenses. The amount you get depends on what your parents earn. Household income (2009/2010)

Weekly amount during term time

£0-£22,403 (for families with more than one dependent child in the household)

£30

£0-£20,351 (for families with a single dependent child in the household)

£30

If you’re under 18, you can also apply for bursary support to help with travel expenses and the cost of some course materials – and the Bursary gets paid regardless of your household income. Find out more on www.emascotland.com


Further Education (FE) Introductory Courses / National Cerificate Courses / Scottish Group Awards

Apply to the college for the following funding elements. Visit www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

Educational Maintenance Allowance An EMA is a contribution towards living costs for 16-17-year-olds and how much you get depends on your household income. These students can also apply for a non means tested Bursary to cover travel and study costs (if applicable). For a guide to what you might get please refer to the EMA Income tables below.

Further Education Bursary A Bursary is the main source of help with living expenses, travel and study costs for those over 18. This award is means tested and how much you receive will depend on your age and personal circumstances. For a guide on what you might get please refer to the Bursary income tables on page 149.

Childcare Fund Support You can also apply to the college for assistance from the Further Education Childcare Fund. The priority group for this childcare support are lone parents (studying part time or full time). Support from the fund is discretionary, and only open to eligible students to meet the costs of formal/registered childcare. This fund is administered by the college.

Further Education Hardship Fund The college administers hardship funds which are primarily for emergency use to enable students to remain in education when situations arise that would otherwise force them to leave. Payments are assessed and are made at the discretion of the college. Contact a student advisor within the college to obtain further information.

Student Development Support for your learning can provide assistance with any specialist or additional equipment or support required in class.

Help for Students with a Disability Students who may require additional assistance because of a disability may be eligible for additional support from bursaries. For example help with the cost of travel if you incur additional transport costs as a result of your disability.

For further assistance with any of the above contact the Students Services Team on 0141 566 6217 or studentfunding@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk


FUNDING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (HE)

HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (HNC)/ HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)

If you’re a Scottish student studying in Scotland, you don’t have to pay tuition fees. However, you still need to apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have the fees paid for you. If you don’t apply, you’ll need to pay the fees yourself – the fee level for 2010/11 was £1,285. This will rise by about 3% in 2011/12. You can apply online at www.saas.gov.uk Student Loan – help with your living expenses This is the main source of help with living expenses. The important thing to remember is that you only pay back the loan once you’ve left college or university – and are earning at least £15,000 a year. If you are under 25, the loan amount will depend on your parents’ income. The table shows the maximum and minimum loan you might expect: Rates of loan Living in parents’ home

Living elsewhere

Minimum loan

Maximum loan

Year 1

£605

£4,377

Final year

£480

£3,912

Year 1

£915

£5,482

Final year

£785

£4,872

To work out the loan you could receive, visit www.saas.gov.uk and use the ‘Financial Support Calculator’ on the home page. Other Help All full-time students can claim exemption from Council Tax. Some people, including lone parents and disabled students, may continue to claim welfare benefits while they’re studying full-time. Contact your local Benefits Agency office to find out more. Local authorities can also award Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit to certain students, including lone parents, student couples with dependent children, students under 19 undertaking non-advanced courses, disabled students and part-time students. Pick up a form at your local Housing Office.

Contact Us We’re here to help if you’ve got questions about money and funding:

Educational trusts Some educational trusts and charities give small grants for specific purposes. They may help with fees, books or equipment. A list of educational trusts is available from Student Services.

Drop in to visit us at one of our campuses – see the campus map on the inside back cover.

Call Student Services on 0141 566 6217 Visit www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Email: studentservices@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk


Higher Education (HE) Higher National Certificate / Higher National Diploma Courses

Apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland for the following funding elements. Visit www.saas.gov.uk

Fees Scottish students studying in Scotland do not have to pay tuition fees, but you must still apply to SAAS to have them paid to the College on your behalf.

Apply to College for the following student elements. Visit www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

Childcare The College can provide assistance with the cost of chilcare. Priority is given to lone parents and mature students.

Hardship Funds Young Student Bursary This is a grant ( which means that you do not need to repay it) for some young students (under 25). This grant is means tested which means the amount you receive will reduce the greater your family income. Those with a family income below £19,310 will receive the maximum of £2,640. Those with a family income above £34,195 are unlikely to receive this support. (Students eligible for this support may also apply for a small additional loan).

Independent Students Bursary This is a grant (which means that you do not need to repay it) for some independent students (over 25 or under 25, and married or self supporting). This grant is means tested which means the amount you receive will reduce the greater your family income. Those with a family income below £19,310 will receive the maximum of £1,000. Those with a family income above £34,195 are unlikely to receive this support. (Students eligible for this support may also apply for a small additional loan).

Lone Parent Grant / Depenent Grant / Care Leavers Grant These are supplementary grants which you do not need to pay back if you live with an adult dependant with a low income, a child dependant where you are a lone parent or where you are a care leaver who may need assistance during long holiday periods like the summer break. Additional information is available on the SAAS website.

Disabled Students Allowance If you have a disability, learning difficulty or mental health problem you may be eligible for additional help made up of a basic allowance, cost of special equipment or non medical personal help. If you think you might be eligible contact the College Student Development section for help in applying for this support.

Travel Expenses Travel expenses may be claimed back after you have started your course but you will be expected to pay the first £159. There is a maximum amount you can get and you should check the SAAS website to find out how much that is. Applications are accepted from around mid December.

Students who are experiencing financial difficulty can apply to the college for additional support.

Support For Learning In addition to the Disabled Students Allowance offered by SAAS the college can offer practical support with equipment etc.


CAREERS GUIDANCE & SUPPORT

We can support you at different stages of your career – from identifying the right course to helping you find that dream job.

STUDENT ADVICE & INFORMATION

We’re here to support you before and during your time at college. Whatever your individual needs, our student advisors provide advice, counselling, information and personal support for all students.

Before you start your course • Support to choose the right course • Help to complete the course application • Information on part-time work to help finance your college studies While you’re a student • Help you find work experience • Support to apply for further study at university • Information about the latest job vacancies • Practical help to market yourself to future employers After you leave • We’d still love to hear from you, and help with your career progression.

We can help you with: • Funding – Bursary, SAAS, Student Loans, Hardship Funds and Educational Trusts • Welfare benefits • Managing your money • Accommodation information • Personal, emotional and health information and support • Career, employment and progression advice • Assistance with appeals and complaints • Guidance for international students • Support for refugees and asylum seekers Counselling As well as student advisers, we have a counsellor who attends the college. You don’t have to be in a major crisis before you see a counsellor. They are there to talk over whatever may be troubling you, no matter how big or small an impact the issue may be having on your life, whether at home or at college.


Need a little extra support for your learning? Do you have a disability, health condition or learning difficulty? Do you have social, emotional or behavioural difficulties that impact on your time at college? We are here to help! You may require support from our staff, to enable you to study and do as well as you can during your time at college. The first step is letting us know.

Study skills Returning to education after a long break or just looking to develop your skills? Our workshops help you organise your workload and study in the most effective way. English language support If English is not your first language, you may need help to support your course work. Our specialist staff can help develop your reading, writing, speaking or listening skills.

If you have a medical condition or difficulty that has implications for your health and safety; or support needs that may need some time to organise and plan (e.g. organising a Sign Language Interpreter or Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan for wheelchair users/students with mobility difficulties) then it is important you let us know as soon as possible. This means you will be far more likely to enjoy your time at college and get the support you need in order to succeed.

Religious worship Our Student Services team has information on local places of worship and times of services.

Every student has individual needs, so we will tailor support to meet your requirements. You can discuss your particular needs with a member of the team and have this recorded in your Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP)

Contact Us Careers Advisors: 0141 566 4214 / 4217 careers@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

The support we offer students includes: • Sign language interpreters • Electronic note-takers • Learning assistants (for example, to read, scribe and note-take) • Personal emergency evacuation plan • Equipment loan (including laptops and digital voice recorders) • Training and loan of assistive technology • Adaptation of teaching, learning or assessment materials • Specialist equipment • Workshop or one-to-one support • Alternative exam or assessment arrangements • Sharing appropriate information with lecturing staff • Help with applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance Disabled Students’ Allowance If you are studying towards a Higher National Certificate or Diploma (HNC/D) you may be eligible to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). You can apply for the DSA if you are disabled and you have extra costs that are directly related to your course. The Student Development team will offer you advice on applying for DSA, and will help you apply.

The Student Credit Union City of Glasgow College offers advice and support with personal finance and managing your money. The Student Credit Union can help you with saving and responsible borrowing.

Student Advisors: 0141 566 4134 / 1563 studentadvisors@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Student Development Team: 0141 566 4310 support@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Drop in to visit us at one of our campuses – see the campus map on the inside back cover.


The Student Executive You can get actively involved with the Students’ Association by becoming a student executive member. Getting involved is easy! Executive members work with the Student Council to organise fund-raising events, trips abroad, sports teams and tournaments, and social events. The Students’ Association You’ll find Students’ Association Offices across the college: • Ground floor of the City Campus Allan Glen’s • Second floor of the City Campus North Hanover Street • Ground floor of the City Campus Cathedral Street • Riverside Campus Recreation Block The Students’ Association is on the second floor of the City Campus North Hanover Street (0141 566 4140). You will find state-of-the-art entertainment facilities including pool tables, foosball tables, games consoles and a free to use internet cafe.

You can enjoy music videos on the big screens and chill out with friends in a relaxing atmosphere. We also offer a wide variety of food throughout the day. You can get involved with the student magazine, student radio station and student sports teams. City of Glasgow College is a member of Scottish College Sport, and throughout the year our teams compete with other colleges and universities across Scotland. Basketball, football, volleyball are all on offer – and many students compete as individuals in badminton, table tennis, athletics and martial arts. Class Representatives Life as a student is a balance between course work and social experiences. At City of Glasgow College we work hard to involve you in as many events and activities as possible in the academic year. Cultural events throughout the year celebrate the diversity of our students and charity events raise money for worthwhile causes. Students will be encouraged to get involved, and the class representative system attempts to ensure that you feel valued and have a say.


Full-time courses You can apply any time throughout the year. However, the earlier you apply the better your chance of a place on the course of your choice. Need some advice before you apply? Just use the contact details you’ll find on the information pages for each course. You can also email our Student Services Section on studentservices@ cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or call 0141 566 6222. There are FIVE ways to apply: 1. Visit our website and apply online at www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk 2. Download an application form from the website and send it to us 3. Complete the application form at the back of this prospectus and send it to us 4. Phone us on 0141 566 6222 – we’ll send you an application form 5. Come along and speak to us. See our campus map on page inside back cover. Remember to list your course choices by order of preference. This is important – if you apply to more than one course, we’ll process your application starting with your first choice course. What happens once you apply? • We’ll acknowledge your application within 10 working days • Where you are successful in obtaining a place on your first choice, we won’t progress your other choices. If your first choice course is full, we’ll write to let you know, and place you on the waiting list. We will then progress your second choice – and write to let you know the decision on each choice. • When you apply we will invite you to attend an interview. We will send you a letter giving you a date and time and explaining where you should go. We will ask you to bring a copy of your qualifications. • For most design courses you will be asked to submit a portfolio or examples of your work. For these courses entry is based on qualifications and portfolio assessment.

• If you do not meet the entry requirements for the course, we will write to let you know. We may offer you an alternative course, or invite you to attend an interview to discuss your application further. • If all your choices are full, we may offer you an alternative course. • If you are unsuccessful we will write to let you know. If you do not receive an offer for any of your choices, the Careers Officer will contact you to give you some advice about what to do next. Once you receive an offer you’ll have to accept or decline the place. It’s important you do so as soon as possible – and certainly by the deadline date on your offer letter. If we don’t hear from you, we will cancel your offer. If at any time you want to cancel or withdraw your application, please contact Student Services. If you have any questions about how to apply, or wish to check the progress of your application, please contact Student Services on 0141 566 6222. Enrolment – full-time courses If you have accepted a definite offer of a place, the Student Services Section will provide you with joining instructions giving details of when to enrol and first day attendance. These vary from courseto-course. We normally send these letters at the end of July. If you have a conditional offer, you must meet the conditions before we can enrol you. Induction During your first few days at the college you will find out more about your course of study and the facilities on offer at the college. There’s usually a Welcome Event at the beginning of each academic session – we’ll send you full details along with your joining instructions. Contact us We’re here to help if you need advice or information about applying: 0141 566 6222 apply@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk


Halls of Residence Halls and student flats are great places to start your life at college – the perfect environment to make friends. We strongly recommend that students moving away from home for the first time apply for accommodation at the college’s halls of residence or within one of several student accommodation facilities located close to the college campuses. City of Glasgow College Halls of Residence are at our Riverside Campus in the Gorbals area of the city – we have catered and self-catered rooms. A member of staff is available 24 hours a day to assist students and provide support where required. All catered rooms are centrally heated and equipped with wash hand basins. Some rooms with en-suite are available. Laundry rooms are fully equipped and communal social areas allow you to get to know other students. Wireless network with internet access is available. Self-catered accommodation offers high quality fully furnished and equipped en-suite accommodation in six room units sharing cooking and living areas. All bedrooms have a point for access to the internet and a telephone can be installed if required. Some ground floor flats are designed to help those with mobility problems. This residence is offered on a 40-week contract basis. The Halls of Residence lie within a 20-minute walking distance from the City Campus. For more information contact the Halls of Residence on 0141 565 2884, or hallofresidence@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Victoria Halls/ UNITE Blackfriars/ UNITE Buchanan View/ UNITE Gibson Street At City of Glasgow College we have established a close relationship with several of these providers. The developments are located around the city centre, easily accessible and within walking distance of all of our main campuses. They include on-site management offices, 24-hour caretakers, CCTV and secure-door entry systems. All rooms are fully furnished, have optional internet connection packages, and en-suite facilities in every bedroom. There are laundry services on-site. Typical costs are £90-£120 a week for a single en-suite bedroom.

For more information contact Victoria Halls – 0141 354 4100 www.victoriahall.com Unite – 0141 333 1372 www.unite-student.com


City of Glasgow College is committed to providing all college users with a safe, supportive environment, within which they can prosper and that protects them from harm, abuse and exploitation. The college is equally committed to providing staff with an environment in which they can work together to encourage and develop an ethos which embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights of children, young people and adults. The college adheres to clearly defined Safeguarding Policy and Procedures to meet our responsibilities to protect children and adults at risk. We also adhere to a strict Enhanced Disclosure process for all staff, support workers, external partners and contractors working in college. For some course of study it is a requirement that students join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme operated by Disclosure Scotland before they are able to participate in placement opportunities. Where this is appropriate, students will be notified in advance of the requirement to do so. At City of Glasgow College we encourage the use of technologies to enhance the learning experience. However, we remain mindful of the risks and potential dangers this poses through internet chat rooms and social networking sites. These can be unsafe for adults and children alike. To ensure safety on-line, the college promotes the IT Code of Practice which is displayed on screens on college computers.


Where to eat The college’s many cafes and restaurants (located in each of the campuses) provide a fine selection of food at very acceptable prices, meeting the requirements of all our students and visitors. Scholars’, our licensed training restaurant, is located at the City Campus Cathedral Street and is open to the public. It operates as part of the course programme for students who are working, or who anticipate working, within the hospitality industry. Trainees are timetabled to cook and serve your meal under the supervision of lecturers. The restaurant is open five days a week from noon with a daily set priced menu offering an interesting choice. Booking is recommended and can be made on 0141 566 6212.


These treatments are carried out by our students who are taught to the highest standards by our lecturing staff, who have vast experience from owning and working in hair and beauty salons. To book, visit our first floor reception or call 0141 271 2117, email reflections@ cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Riverside Campus Riverside Campus offers a wide range of highly professional sport and beauty therapy treatments. As a student, you enjoy reduced rates for day and evening sessions. To find out more, visit the clinic reception area in the basement or call 0141 565 2830.

SPORT & FITNESS

HAIR & BEAUTY SALONS

Charles Oakley Campus Reflections, our hair and beauty salon, is on the first floor of City Campus Charles Oakley. Throughout the academic term (Aug – Jun), a selection of treatments are on offer, such as hair styling, cutting and colouring, waxing, facials, nail treatments, eye treatments, body treatments, epilation and body electrical.

Students can use the sports facilities in all campuses free of charge. The Fit Club, located on the seventh floor of City Campus Charles Oakley, offers a range of state-ofthe-art fitness equipment including computerised aerobic machines and resistance stations. Staff are on hand to provide help and give tailored exercise advice. The Fit Club offers a range of classes (a minimal fee may be required for individual classes) and houses a sauna and punch bag as well as facilities for badminton, basketball, table tennis and volleyball. Students and staff can also take advantage of the fantastic offer of free personal training provided as part of the sports students’ course. The gym at the City Campus Cathedral Street campus contains a wide range of cardiovascular and resistance machines. Advice is available on all aspects of personal fitness, programme development, specific sports training and healthy lifestyle options. Activities can also be organised on request, and currently include 11-a-side football leagues, yoga, self defence and martial arts training. Further information is available at the gym. Riverside Campus has a 20 metre swimming pool, a fully equipped gymnasium and a comprehensive fitness suite – these are used extensively by those on sports-related courses. Facilities are available to students for general use at specific times throughout the day – check with receptions for details.


COMPUTING

During your time at the college you will have access to state-of-the-art computing facilities. All the resources available to you provide high-speed access to the internet with a variety of hardware platforms including Apple Mac, Windows PC’s and powerful wireless laptops. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll get a unique network login account – this gives you access to a number of facilities, including: • Private network folder for storing course work • Shared course network area • Printing facilities • Fast and reliable internet access • Email accounts • Online course materials from the virtual learning environment • Network software • Access to specialised audio and video equipment

Whatever your computing needs, you will find specialist computers equipped with the latest word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and browsing packages. Pre-paid printing facilities are also available in the open-access areas like our modern libraries, the Learning Curve and Cafe Central. A wireless network is available throughout the college – while many of our Learning Resource Facilities (including the Thistle Resource Centre) have wireless laptops you can book. Those of you staying in the Halls of Residence can use your own laptop to connect to our wireless network for internet access. For the security of all students, the use of technical equipment within the college is subject to rules published in our acceptable use policy. The conditions of use are available in the student handbook, the college intranet and are available and displayed when students login to the network.


LIBRARY AND STUDY FACILITIES

Library and study facilities are available in four City of Glasgow College campuses: • City Campus Allan Glen’s • City Campus North Hanover Street • City Campus Cathedral Street • Riverside Campus There’s also a digital library, which you can access through the college website. You can search the catalogue, renew and reserve books, access reading lists, subject guides, e-books, electronic journals and a range of online resources to supplement your course. The digital library is available 24/7 and can be accessed on campus and from home. All our libraries offer a mix of exciting environments in which to learn, including group, individual and quiet study areas. You can access books, periodicals, DVDs, videos and online resources which complement the courses offered by the college.

Membership is automatic for all students, regardless of your course or whether you are full-time or part-time. We have excellent IT facilities running advanced software, but you can also bring your own computer and study using our wireless network. We provide access to printing and photocopying facilities and you can purchase stationery at competitive prices. You will receive a full induction to library services, but we also offer a wide range of workshops to help you make the most of our resources and your time in college. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help. For more information on services, opening hours and links to electronic resources, visit the college website: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk


City of Glasgow College has a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world – we have one of the largest international student communities in Scotland. The college also delivers international programmes to more than 600 students from 78 countries around the world. Our international students are provided with excellent teaching and learning support – from English courses to postgraduate level programmes – to make sure they are successful in their future career. The college is a leading education provider in Scotland and the UK. All our qualifications will enable you to progress to higher level studies at Universities nationally and internationally. Our international programmes offer excellent opportunities for both academic and employment opportunities. Subject areas includes: • Business / Commerce • Management • Information and Communication Technologies • Creative Media

• Sport Sciences and Health • Constructions and Built Environment • Nautical Studies • Engineering and Marine Engineering …and many more Most of our programmes begin in late August – examinations and continued assessment take place throughout the year. Undergraduate students should normally plan to begin in August, although we run a small number of programmes from February. The International Student Support Team provides caring and friendly support to all international students on campuses. Whether you need help with your student visa, academic work, health matters, accommodation, personal issues, or just practical advice about living and studying here, the team will be able to help and advise you. If you would like further information about studying with us, entry requirements, tuition or any other help or advice, please contact us on:

• Social Sciences and Law

Email: international@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

• Tourism and Hospitality

Phone: +44 (0) 141 566 6222

• Arts and Drama

Visit:

www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk


GRADUATION

City of Glasgow College welcomes students to celebrate their achievements at our graduation ceremony. The ceremony recognises the success of students in achieving a range of awards, and is held annually in November at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The ceremony is always popular and a great way to celebrate the success of students among friends, family, staff and special guests. We also have a summer graduation ceremony for our International and Marine Cadets, allowing us to accommodate vocational sea time requirements.

OPEN DAYS

We hold information events throughout the year, allowing you to visit the college and find out about courses, facilities and much more. Ful details of open days and information days can be found on the website.

END OF YEAR SHOW

Our popular End of Year Show features great work from students across the college. The event, which takes place in June, provides a great way to view student work and find out about individual courses. Our drama students also hold an event to showcase their talents.


College Equalities Statement We will positively promote equality, diversity and human rights for all.

College Values Equality and Diversity is a core value of City of Glasgow College. As a college we will value:

In doing so, the college will: • Foster good relations based on dignity and respect; • Advance equality of opportunity for individuals; and • Eliminate harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.

• The individual • Equality, diversity and inclusiveness • Integrity, honesty and transparency • Excellence and achievement • Partnership • Innovation and enterprise

Equality and Diversity Policy and Commitment Staff and students have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and our Equality Policy aims to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and good relations between staff and students from all backgrounds.

Equality Act 2010 The college is committed to meeting its general duty and specific duties as required by the Equality Act 2010.

Indeed, the college’s vision is of a culture and society where human difference is routinely anticipated, expertly accommodated and positively celebrated.

Acknowledgements

If you have an additional support need or if you require support with your learning, we want to help. Please see page 155 of the prospectus for further information or contact us on 0141 566 4310. The College welcomes calls through Typetalk. Please contact us on 18001 0141 566 6222. The College Prospectus is available in large print format and on disk.

Design, Layout & Concept: Design Unit - Marketing and PR Section City of Glasgow College

Important - Please Note All information contained in this prospectus is correct at the time of print. City of Glasgow College reserves the right to amend or update this information at any time.

A BIG thank you The College wishes to thank all staff and students who gave permission to use their work in this publication. We would also like to thank all involved in the photography for this prospectus.


3D Computer Animation (HNC)............................................36

Computer Networking & Internet Technology (HND).............40

3D Design: Interior Design (HND).........................................24

Computing (HNC)................................................................37

3D Design: Modelmaking for the Creative Industries (HND).. 29

Computing Software Development (NQ)..............................35

3D Design: Product Design (HND).......................................30

Computing: Technical Support (HND)................................. 43

Accounting (HNC/D)............................................................78

Computer Arts & Animation (NC).........................................36

Accounting (NQ)..................................................................77 Acting & Performance (HNC)...............................................59

Computing: Software Development (with Games Option) (HND)..................................................41

Acting & Performance (HND)...............................................60

Computing: Technical Support (NC Level 5).........................34

Administration & Information Technology (HNC/D)...............74

Computing: Technical Support (NC Level 6).........................34

Advertising & Public Relations (HNC/D)................................82

Construction (HNC)...........................................................129

Advertising & Public Relations (NC)......................................81

Construction Crafts (NQ) ..................................................128

Applied Arts (HNC)..............................................................10

Construction Crafts for Women (Foundation).....................123

Applied Arts (NC).................................................................10

Construction Management (BSc Hons)..............................133

Applied Sports Science (HND).......................................... 108

Contemporary Art Practice (BA Hons)..................................19

Architectural Conservation (HNC/D)...................................130

Creative Crafts & Photography (Foundation)........................54

Art & Design Portfolio Development (HNC)...........................13

Creative Industries: Professional Writing Skills (HNC)...........57

Art & Design (NC)................................................................12

Creative Industries: Radio (HNC/D)......................................49

Art & Design: Interior Design (NC)........................................24

Creative Printmaking (HNC).................................................56

Art Glass Design (HNC/D)....................................................11

Creative Printmaking with Photography (NQ).......................55

Bakery & Sugarcraft Year 1 (NC)..........................................91

Deck Officer Training Programme (NC/HNC)......................135

Bakery & Sugarcraft Year 2 (NC)..........................................91

Decorative Floorlaying (Foundation)...................................124

Bakery Supported Learning Course . ..................................89

Digital Media Computing (NC)..............................................33

Beauty Care (Access to NQ)................................................63

Digital Media Computing Access (NC).................................33

Beauty Care (NCGA Level 5)................................................63

Digital Media for Design & Print (HNC/D)..............................56

Beauty Care (NCGA Level 6)................................................64

Display Design (HND)..........................................................14

Beauty Therapy (HND).........................................................65

Drama and Production Skills (NQ)........................................59

Brickwork (NPA).................................................................123

Early Education & Child Care - Higher (NC Group Award)..111

Building Surveying (BSc Hons)...........................................132

Early Education & Child Care (HNC)...................................112

Built Environment (NC).......................................................128

Electronic Engineering (NC)...............................................117

Built Environment with Specialisms (HND)..........................131

Electronics (HNC)..............................................................117

Business (Diploma of Higher Education)..............................87

Electronics (HND)..............................................................118

Business (HNC/D)................................................................76 . Business (NC)......................................................................75 Business Administration (NQ)...............................................73 Carpentry & Joinery (NQ)...................................................127 Catering & Hospitality......................................................... 89 Communication with Media (HND).......................................58

Engineering: Electrical (HNC).............................................119 Engineering: Electrical (HND).............................................120 Engineering: Mechanical (HNC)..........................................120 Engineering: Mechanical (HND)..........................................121 Events (NQ).........................................................................94 Events Management (HNC/D)..............................................94

Communication with Media (HNC).......................................58

Fashion Make-up (HNC)......................................................67

Complementary Therapies (HND)........................................66

Fashion Merchandising (NQ)................................................84

Computer Art & Design (HND).............................................39

Fine Art (HNC/D) . ...............................................................15


Fitness Health & Exercise (HNC/D).................................... 107

Practical Cookery & Bakery (Int. 2)...................................... 91

Food Science & Technology (HNC)..................................... 95

Practical Cookery, Bakery & Cake Dec (Int.1)...................... 90

Furniture - Craft (NQ).......................................................... 20

Practical Journalism (HNC/D)............................................. 45

Furniture Craftmanship with Design (HNC/D)...................... 22

Product Design (NC)........................................................... 30

Furniture (HNC)................................................................... 20

Professional Cookery (HNC/D)............................................ 93

Furniture Restoration (HNC/D)............................................ 23

Professional Cookery - Patisserie (HNC)............................. 93

Gents Hairdressing (SVQ/NQ)............................................. 69

Professional Cookery Year 1............................................... 92

Graphic Design (HNC/D)..................................................... 16

Professional Cookery Year 2............................................... 92

Graphic Design (NC)........................................................... 16 Hairdressing (HNC)............................................................. 71 Hospitality (NQ)................................................................... 96 Hospitality Management (BA).............................................. 97 Hospitality Management (HNC/D)....................................... 96 Human Resource Management (HNC/D)............................ 86 ICT Practical Competence (Diploma).................................. 42

Quantity Surveying (BSc Hons)..........................................133 Retail Management (HNC/D)............................................... 85 Screen Printing (NC)........................................................... 55 Shopfitting (NPA).............................................................. 126 Social Care (HNC)............................................................. 113 Social Care (NQ)............................................................... 113

Illustration (HNC/D)............................................................. 18

Social Sciences (Diploma of Higher Education)................. 115

Illustration (NC)................................................................... 18

Social Sciences (HNC)...................................................... 114

Information Technology (HND)............................................ 37

Social Sciences (HND)...................................................... 115

Interactive Media (Web Development) (HND)...................... 38

Social Sciences (NQ)........................................................ 114

Interactive Media (Content Creation) (HND)......................... 39

Sport & Fitness (NQ Level 5)............................................. 103

Interior Design (BSc)........................................................... 25

Sport & Fitness (NQ Level 6)............................................. 104

International Travel (NC)...................................................... 99

Sport & Hospitality (NQ).................................................... 106

Introduction to Design: 2D.................................................... 9

Sport & Hospitality Management (HNC/D)........................ 106

Introduction to Design: 3D.................................................... 9

Sport & Leisure (NQ Access)............................................ 103

IT for Office Skills (NQ)........................................................ 73

Sport Coaching (NQ)........................................................ 105

Jewellery Design (HNC/D)................................................... 27

Sports Coaching with Development

Jewellery (NQ).................................................................... 27

of Sport (HNC/D) ............................................................. 105

Ladies Hairdressing (NC Level 5)........................................ 69

Sports Therapy (HND)...................................................... 108

Ladies Hairdressing (NC Level 6)........................................ 71

Supported Learning Development Programme..................143

Legal Services (HNC/D)...................................................... 80 Legal Services (NC)............................................................ 79 Marine Engineering Cadetship (HNC)................................ 139 Marine Engineering Cadetship from Overseas Colleges (HND)................................................. 140 Marine Engineering Cadetship (Scottish Prof. Dip.)........... 140 Marine Operations (Prof. Dip.)........................................... 135 Marketing (HNC/D)............................................................. 83

Supported Learning Foundation Programmes............144-145 Television (BA).................................................................... 48 Television - Creative Industries (HNC/D).............................. 46 Television (NC).................................................................... 46 Tourism (HNC/D).............................................................. 100 Town Planning (HND)........................................................ 132 Transitions........................................................................ 145

Media (NC)......................................................................... 45

Travel (HNC)..................................................................... 100

Multimedia Technology (BSc Hons) . .................................. 43

Travel & Tourism (HND)..................................................... 100

Modelmaking for TV and Film (NC)...................................... 28

Travel & Tourism with Languages (NC)................................ 98

Painting & Decorating for Women (NPA)........................... 126

Travel & Tourism (Int. 2 NC) . .............................................. 98

Painting & Decorating (NPA).............................................. 125

UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency Chief Mate

Painting & Decorating: Supervision (HNC)......................... 129

& Master Reg11/2 (Nautical Science HND)....................... 138

Photography (BA Hons)...................................................... 52

UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency Officer of the Watch

Photography (HNC/D)......................................................... 51

Reg11/1 (Nautical Science HNC)...................................... 137

Photography (NQ)............................................................... 50

Wall and Floor Tiling (NPA)................................................ 127

Playwork & Child Care (NPA)............................................. 111

Wellbeing Therapies (NC).................................................... 66


How to find us

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City of Glasgow College Campuses/Buildings City Campus North Hanover St, 60 North Hanover Street Glasgow, G1 2BP t: 0141 566 6222

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City of Glasgow College - formed from the merger of Central College Glasgow, Glasgow Metropolitan College and Glasgow College of Nautical Studies.

Main Office: City Campus North Hanover Street 60 North Hanover Street Glasgow G1 2BP t: 0141 566 6222

www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

Glasgow Metropolitan College known as City of Glasgow College Scottish Charity Number SC036198


City of Glasgow College - Full Time Prospectus 2011-2012  

The 2011-2012 Full Time prospectus for City of Glasgow College. Offering a wide variety of courses from 12 Academic Schools.

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