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CHANGING FUTURES

See inside for our range of courses for adults starting in April

Thanks to the College, I have been able to create and launch my own company...

EASTER UPDATE Shaping careers through training and education


WELCOME TO CHANGING FUTURES At Sunderland College we are here to help you achieve. Whatever you want to be, we can help you get there. From introduction and taster courses to HNCs and Foundation Degrees, with a massive range of courses to choose from, you really can Change your Future with Sunderland College. But we don’t just want you to take our word for it. In each edition you will hear from some of our former students, who came to us to take a new direction in their careers and have gone on to achieve amazing things!

IN THIS EDITION

2

How to find the right course for you

3

Motor Vehicle

10

Art, Design, Crafts & Photography

6

Sport, Fitness and Exercise

10

Business and Management

6

Specialist English Language Courses

11

Catering, Food and Hospitality

6

Next Steps

12

Construction

6

How to pay

13

Education

6

Where you’ll study

14

Engineering

7

Help with costs

18

Fashion & Textiles

7

Help for you

19

General Interest

7

24+ Advanced Learning Loan

22

Get Ready for...

7

Need the skills to get a job?

23

Hair and Beauty

9

Test the City

25

Health and Social Care & Childcare

9

Apprenticeships

28

ICT

9

Learning on your doorstep

28

Languages

10

Adult and Child Education (ACE)

28

Maths & English

10

Foundation Study Programme

29

The College reserves the right to change the published day(s) of course delivery for purposes of efficiency and effectiveness of the learning experience. Information contained in this magazine is correct at the time of publication.


HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU It is simple, we’ve organised all of our courses by subject area and ‘level’ so that you can find the course that you are interested in really quickly. We’ve also got course factsheets available on our website, so that you can find out more about what they include and where they could take you.

A GUIDE TO COURSE LEVELS   SHORT AND TASTER COURSES 

  LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED 

We understand that you might like to ‘try before you buy,’ so why not enrol on one of our short and taster courses first to see if you like it, then you can progress onto the next level. Our short and taster courses last no more than 10 weeks.

Advanced, or level 3 courses will develop a detailed level of skills, knowledge and experience in a chosen subject. They will usually have individual entry requirements.

  HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES    LEVEL 1 - ENTRY AND BEGINNER  These courses don’t usually require any prior knowledge of a subject and they will help you to learn the basics. Level 1 courses are usually a stepping-stone to further study.

Designed for those looking to study on an HNC, HND, a degree or for those looking to obtain professional qualifications in their current role for example; CIPD and CMI. You must have relevant qualifications to gain entry onto these programmes, Our HE courses are amongst the lowest priced in the region and you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fee, meaning you don’t have to pay the fee up front.

  LEVEL 2 - INTERMEDIATE  Designed to help you build on your skills at level 1, our level 2 intermediate courses require more study commitment and will help to secure your knowledge.

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LOLA ATKINSON MANAGING HER WAY TO A BETTER FUTURE

Thanks to the College, I have been able to create and launch my own company... I now have the business bug

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nvesting some of her limited time into part-time study has paid dividends for former student Lola Atkinson as she launches multiple businesses following the completion of the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership & Management. We had a catch up with Lola to find out how her life has changed since she left. “Over the years I have always enjoyed studying whilst continuing to work and bring up my daughter and this course was chosen to enhance my professional management career. From beginning the course, my ultimate aim was to achieve Chartered Manager Status.” Lola found that she was able to use the skills that she learned throughout the course to develop a strategy, business plan and business model for her own business which was successfully launched towards the end of the course. She added, “I love learning and I'm always looking to improve and develop professionally, and my future plans include achieving a full MBA. However for the next year with the launch of my business I plan to take a year out from advanced study so that I can concentrate on developing and growing the company.” One of the other benefits of studying was working alongside like-minded people. Lola found this to be a motivational factor, helping each other to achieve. “I really enjoyed meeting other mature students, especially those who were in the same position as me, working full time and bringing up children while studying at this level. We all tried to keep each

other motivated and supported each other throughout the course. At times it was difficult trying to juggle everything, especially committing to the number of hours research needed for each assignment but with dedication, focus, hard work and commitment anything is possible and you only get out what you put in. I've made some great friends on the course and I know we will stay in touch for many years to come.” “Thanks to the college I have been able to create and launch my own company which I probably wouldn't have done had I not completed this course. I have advanced business and management skills and I'm able to research topics more thoroughly as well as presenting my work in a far more superior and professional standard. The tutors have been superb, all experts in their own fields, with the necessary practical experience to be able to help students apply theory to real life situations.” Since completing the course Lola has developed and launched two businesses. One business was created following the marketing module when during this time she developed her marketing plan and the second businesses, which focuses on valeting and cleaning, now employs three members of staff with expected plans to grow even further in the very near future. So keep an eye out for Goddess SOS Beauty & Lifestyle Lounge and Goddess SOS Cleaning Services, and perhaps more new initiatives from our very own Goddess of the business world. For a range of Business courses starting in April, see page 6.

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Campus

Day(s)

Times

Start Date

Wks

Tuit Fee A

Reg Fee

Tuit Fee B

Enrol Type

Digital Imaging & Photoshop Beginners

Bede

Tue

18.00 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Digital Imaging & Photoshop Continuation

Bede

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Painting & Drawing Beginners

Shiney

Thur

18.00 - 20.30

01 May 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Painting & Drawing Continuation

Shiney

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Photography Introduction (Film & Digital)

Shiney

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Pottery & Clay Sculpting Beginners

Shiney

Tue

18.00 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

8

£60

£0

N/A

Pottery & Clay Sculpting Continuation

Shiney

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

8

£60

£0

N/A

Watercolours Beginners

Bede

Mon

18.00 - 20.45

28 Apr 14

7

£50

£0

N/A

Watercolours Continuation

Shiney

Tue

18.00 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Computerised Accounts Award Level 1

Shiney

Mon

13.00 - 16.00

28 Apr 14

10

£120

£22

N/A

*

Customer Service Knowledge

Distance Learning

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

FREE

N/A

FREE

Principles of Business and Administration Level 2

Distance Learning

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

FREE

N/A

FREE

CMI First Line Management Certificate Level 3

Wash

Tue

18.00 - 21.00

29 Apr 14

8

£425

£100

£795

*

Course

Help with Costs

Art, Design, Crafts & Photography

Business and Management

Catering, Food and Hospitality Cupcake & Cake Decorating

Shiney

Tue

18.00 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

8

£60

£0

N/A

Cupcake & Cake Decorating

Shiney

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

8

£60

£0

N/A

Cupcake & Cake Decorating

Shiney

Thur

18.00 - 20.30

01 May 14

8

£60

£0

N/A

Introduction to Baking Skills

Hylton

Mon

18.00 - 21.00

28 Apr 14

10

£200

£0

N/A

Food Preparation and Cooking NVQ Certificate Level 1

Hylton

Sat

09.00 - 14.00

26 Apr 14

10

£250

£0

N/A

Get Ready For Hospitality

Bede

Mon - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

28 Apr 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Get Ready For Hospitality

Bede

Wed - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

30 Apr 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Get Ready For Hospitality

Bede

Mon - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

02 Jun 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Get Ready For Hospitality

Bede

Wed - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

04 Jun 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Get Ready For Hospitality

Bede

Mon - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

30 Jun 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Get Ready For Hospitality

Bede

Wed - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

02 Jul 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Introduction to Plumbing Level 1

Boldon

TBC

09.00 - 17.15

TBC

15

£400

£0

N/A

*

Construction Skills Certificate Level 1

Hylton

TBC

09.00 - 16.15

TBC

15

£400

£0

N/A

*

External Rendering Systems**

Hylton

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

£450

£0

N/A

Inspection and Testing**

Hylton

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

£550

£0

N/A

PAT Testing**

Hylton

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

£450

£0

N/A

Doxford

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

29 Apr 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

*

Construction

Education Get Ready for Support Work in Education

FREE

* Subject to personal status, please enquire for eligibility  ** Subject to approval

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Course

Campus

Day(s)

Times

Start Date

Wks

Tuit Fee A

Reg Fee

Tuit Fee B

Enrol Type

Help with Costs

Get Ready for Support Work in Education

Doxford

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

17 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

Wash

Mon

09.30 - 16.00

23 Jun 14

2

£300

£75

N/A

TAQA (A1)

Wash

Thur

18.00 - 21.00

24 Apr 14

6

£375

£31

N/A

TAQA (V1)

Wash

Thur

18.00 - 21.00

01 May 14

6

£375

£31

N/A

Intro to 3D Solid Modelling using Inventor

Shiney

Tue

18.00 - 21.00

29 Apr 14

10

£300

£0

N/A

Welding Level 1

Boldon

Day or Evening

09.00 - 21.00

28 Apr 14

15

£350

£0

N/A

Dressmaking Techniques Beginners

Shiney

Tue

18.00 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Dressmaking Techniques Continuation

Shiney

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Dressmaking Techniques Advanced

Shiney

Thur

18.30 - 20.30

01 May 14

10

£50

£0

N/A

Bird Watching & British Wildlife

Bede

Thur

18.00 - 20.30

01 May 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Creative Writing

Bede

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Local History

Bede

Thur

18.00 - 20.30

01 May 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Get Ready for Volunteering

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

01 May 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Get Ready for Volunteering

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

17 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Steps 4 Change

Hylton

Thur - Fri

09.00 - 17.00

TBC

TBC

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Cleaning & Support Services Certificate Level 2

Distance Learning

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

FREE

N/A

FREE

Support Work in Education

Doxford

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

29 Apr 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Support Work in Education

Doxford

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

17 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Contact Centre

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

01 May 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Contact Centre

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

19 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Volunteering

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

05 Jun 14

3

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Volunteering

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

26 Jun 14

3

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Computing for the Absolute Beginner

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

01 May 14

3

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Computing for the Absolute Beginner

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

05 Jun 14

3

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Computing for the Beginner

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

01 May 14

3

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Computing for the Beginner

Doxford

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

05 Jun 14

3

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Basic IT (MS Office 2010) (Level 1 Certificate)

Doxford

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

05 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Retail

Bede

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

29 Apr 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

*

Engineering

*

Fashion & Textiles

General Interest

Get Ready for...

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Course

Campus

Day(s)

Times

Start Date

Wks

Tuit Fee A

Reg Fee

Tuit Fee B

Enrol Type

Help with Costs

Retail

Bede

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

17 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Retail

Bede

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

01 May 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Retail

Bede

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

19 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Working in the Health Sector

Bede

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

29 Apr 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Working in the Health Sector

Bede

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

01 May 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Working in the Health Sector

Bede

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

17 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Working in the Health Sector

Bede

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

19 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

The Office

Bede

Mon - Tues

09.30 - 15.30

29 Apr 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

The Office

Bede

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

01 May 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

The Office

Bede

Mon - Tues

09.30 - 15.30

17 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

The Office

Bede

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

19 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Manufacturing

Boldon

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 16.30

29 Apr 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Welding

Boldon

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 16.30

29 Apr 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Warehousing and Fork Lift Truck

Boldon

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 16.30

29 Apr 14

10

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Manufacturing

Boldon

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 16.30

17 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Welding

Boldon

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 16.30

03 Jun 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Hospitality

Bede

Mon - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

28 Apr 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Hospitality

Bede

Wed - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

30 Apr 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Hospitality

Bede

Mon - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

02 Jun 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Hospitality

Bede

Wed - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

04 Jun 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Hospitality

Bede

Mon - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

30 Jun 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Hospitality

Bede

Wed - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

02 Jul 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Cleaning Level 1

Bede

Mon - Thur

09.30 - 15.30

28 Apr 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Cleaning Level 1

Bede

Mon - Thur

09.30 - 15.30

02 Jun 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Cleaning Level 1

Bede

Mon - Thur

09.30 - 15.30

30 Jun 14

4

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Cleaning Level 2

Bede

Flexible

Flexible

Flexible

12

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Employment

Cobalt

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

01 May 14

5

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Contact Centres

Cobalt

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

29 Apr 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Contact Centres

Cobalt

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

17 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Working in Public and Uniform services

TBC

TBC

09.30 - 15.30

Various

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

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Campus

Day(s)

Times

Start Date

Wks

Tuit Fee A

Reg Fee

Tuit Fee B

Enrol Type

Hot Towel Shave**

Hylton

Mon

17.30 - 20.30

28 Apr 14

12

£250

£0

N/A

Gel Polish Application using Shellac**

Hylton

Flexible

TBC

TBC

5 hrs

£75

£0

N/A

Nail Transfer Application using Minx**

Hylton

Flexible

TBC

TBC

4 hrs

£65

£0

N/A

Semi Permanent Eyelashes**

Hylton

Flexible

TBC

TBC

12 hrs

£170

£0

N/A

Spray Tanning**

Hylton

Flexible

TBC

TBC

4 hrs

£65

£0

N/A

Counselling Beginners

Bede

Tue

17.30 - 21.00

29 Apr 14

8

£75

£0

N/A

Counselling Beginners

Shiney

Mon

09.00 - 13.00

28 Apr 14

7

£75

£0

N/A

Get Ready For Working in the Health Sector

Bede

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

29 Apr 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Get Ready For Working in the Health Sector

Bede

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

01 May 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Get Ready For Working in the Health Sector

Bede

Tue - Wed

09.30 - 15.30

17 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Get Ready For Working in the Health Sector

Bede

Thur - Fri

09.30 - 15.30

19 Jun 14

6

FREE

FREE

N/A

Call 0191 511 6478

FREE

Communication Skills for Health & Social Care Level 1

Bede

Mon

17.30 - 21.00

28 Apr 14

7

£65

£30

N/A

*

Counselling & Emotional Intelligence Level 1

Shiney

Wed

13.00 - 16.00

30 Apr 14

8

£65

£30

N/A

*

Mental Health Awareness Certificate Level 2

Distance Learning

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

FREE

N/A

FREE

Principles of Dementia Awareness Certificate Level 2

Distance Learning

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

FREE

N/A

FREE

Understanding Safe Handling of Medicines Level 2

Distance Learning

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

FREE

N/A

FREE

Equality & Diversity Certificate Level 2

Distance Learning

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

FREE

N/A

FREE

Introduction to iPad

Hylton

Various

18.00 - 20.00

24 Apr 14

4

£50

£0

N/A

Web Page Design Continuation

Bede

Tue

18.00 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Buying and Selling on eBay

Bede

Tue

18.00 - 21.00

29 Apr 14

8

£45

£40

N/A

*

Computing Introduction

Bede

Mon

13.00 - 16.00

28 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Computing Introduction

Bede

Wed

18.00 - 21.00

30 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Computing Introduction

Bede

Wed

18.00 - 21.00

30 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Computing Introduction

Bede

Mon

18.00 - 21.00

28 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Computing Introduction

Bede

Thur

13.00 - 15.30

01 May 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Computing Introduction

Springwell Village Hall

Wed

09.30 - 12.30

30 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Computing Introduction

Washington Galleries Library

Mon

13.30 - 16.30

28 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Computing Introduction

Washington Galleries Library

Tue

09.30 - 12.30

29 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Digital Skills

Springwell Village Hall

Wed

09.30 - 12.30

30 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

ICT Award Level 1

Washington Galleries Library

Mon

09.30 - 12.30

28 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

ICT Award Level 1

Bede

Mon

13.00 - 16.00

28 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

Course

Help with Costs

Hair and Beauty

Health and Social Care & Childcare

ICT

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ICT Award Level 1 (ITQ)

Bede

Mon

18.00 - 21.00

28 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

FREE

ICT Award Level 1

Bede

Wed

18.00 - 21.00

30 Apr 14

10

FREE

£0

N/A

Web Page Design Continuation Level 1

Bede

Tue

18.30 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

10

£50

£32

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Computer & Online Basics for IT Users

Hylton

Sat

09.00 - 12.00

26 Apr 14

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£45

£0

N/A

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Internet Safety for IT Users

Hylton

Sat

09.00 - 12.00

26 Apr 14

10

£45

£0

N/A

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Introduction to Cloud Computing for IT Users

Hylton

Various

18.00 - 21.00

24 Apr 14

10

£45

£0

N/A

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Microsoft Digital Literacy - Digital Lifestyles for IT Users

Hylton

Various

18.00 - 21.00

24 Apr 14

10

£45

£0

N/A

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Productivity Programs for IT Users

Hylton

Various

18.00 - 21.00

24 Apr 14

10

£45

£0

N/A

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PC Maintenance

Wash

Wed

13.30 - 16.30

30 Apr 14

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FREE

£0

N/A

French Beginners

Bede

Tue

18.00 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

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£50

£0

N/A

French Continuation

Bede

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18.00 - 20.45

28 Apr 14

7

£50

£0

N/A

German Advanced

Bede

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

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£50

£0

N/A

German Continuation

Bede

Tue

18.00 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Italian Beginners

Bede

Tue

18.00 - 20.30

29 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Italian Continuation

Bede

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Spanish Beginners

Bede

Wed

18.00 - 20.30

30 Apr 14

8

£50

£0

N/A

Spanish Continuation

Bede

Mon

18.00 - 20.45

28 Apr 14

7

£50

£0

N/A

Spanish Continuation

Bede

Tue

18.00 - 20.40

29 Apr 14

7

£50

£0

N/A

Spanish Advanced

Shiney

Tue

18.00 - 20.00

29 Apr 14

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£40

£0

N/A

Sign Language Beginners

Bede

Mon

18.00 - 20.45

28 Apr 14

7

£50

£0

N/A

French Level 1 Award - Reading & Writing

Bede

Thur

18.00 - 20.30

01 May 14

8

£60

£0

N/A

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German Entry Award

Bede

Mon

18.00 - 20.45

28 Apr 14

7

£60

£0

N/A

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Italian Entry Award - Speaking and Listening

Bede

Thur

18.30 - 20.30

01 May 14

10

£60

£0

N/A

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Spanish Entry Award

Bede

Mon

18.30 - 20.45

28 Apr 14

7

£60

£0

N/A

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Functional Skills English (Entry, Level 1, Level 2)

thePlace & Shiney

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

£0

N/A

Call 0191 511 6780

FREE

Functional Skills Maths (Entry, Level 1, Level 2)

thePlace & Shiney

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

£0

N/A

Call 0191 511 6780

FREE

Test the City

thePlace

Various

Various

Various

Various

FREE

£0

N/A

Call 0191 511 6780

FREE

Motor Vehicle Maintenance Award Level 1

Hylton

Sat

09.00 - 13.00

26 Apr 14

10

£100

£0

N/A

*

Motor Cycle Maintenance Award Level 1

Hylton

Sat

09.00 - 13.00

26 Apr 14

10

£200

£0

N/A

*

Motor Vehicle Diagnostic Awareness

Hylton

Wed

18.00 - 21.00

30 Apr 14

10

£200

£0

N/A

Motor Vehicle Diagnostic Awareness

Hylton

Mon - Fri

09.00 - 16.00

02 Jun 14

1

£200

£0

N/A

Bede

Sat

09.30 - 16.30

26 Apr 14

7

£150

£50

N/A

FREE

FREE

Languages

Maths & English

Motor Vehicle

Sport, Fitness and Exercise Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport Award Level 1

* Subject to personal status, please enquire for eligibility  ** Subject to approval

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Specialist English Language Courses We offer a range of additional specialist English Language courses including: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) We deliver classes aimed at improving English language skills. This is very useful for refugees, migrant workers and those who have recently entered the country. Courses include the following: • ESOL speaking, listening, reading and writing (non-certificate) • ESOL Employability • ESOL ICT • ESOL Maths

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) This course starts your career in teaching English as a second language. For further information on ESOL or TESOL courses, please call 0191 511 6000.


NEXT STEPS Now you’ve found the right course, you just need a few more pieces of useful information to get moving. HOW TO ENROL

IDENTITY CHECK

It couldn’t be easier. You can enrol on a course in one of the following four ways, just look out for the symbol next to each course listing:

All students must provide evidence of their identity at enrolment - please bring along any of the following to confirm your identity:

In person, just go along to the campus where your course is taught and enrol on the day.

By phone, simply call us on 0191 511 6000

Online, visit sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/change

 For these courses you will need to complete an application form. You can do this by visiting sunderlandcollege.ac.uk and clicking APPLY NOW or call us on 0191 511 6000 and we’ll send you an application form.

__ Passport __ Driving Licence __ ID Card or other form of National ID __ National Insurance Card __ Certificate of Entitlement to Funding __ Bank Credit / Debit Card __ Photographic Security Pass for Current Place of Employment __ Armed Forces Service ID __ Exam Certificates

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HOW TO PAY There are many ways to pay for your course. CREDIT / DEBIT CARD The College accepts Visa / MasterCard payments and also payments from debit cards. Payments can be made in person at the College or by calling us on 0191 511 6000.

CHEQUE You can pay by cheque for both tuition and examination costs during our enrolment sessions or at any of our College campuses. Cheques are only accepted with a cheque guarantee number and/or your name and address on the reverse side. Cheques must be made payable to City of Sunderland College.

WHAT IF MY EMPLOYER IS PAYING MY TUITION FEES? If your employer has agreed to pay for your chosen course they must provide you with a letter confirming the total amount they will pay together with your details. This must be produced on company letterhead. For further information or clarification please call us on 0191 511 6000.

WHAT IF I AM A STUDENT FROM OVERSEAS? The fees indicated in this guide will differ for students who are classed as being from overseas. For clarification of overseas status and any associated costs, please contact the Welfare Team on 0191 511 6000.

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WHERE YOU’LL STUDY Our adult and higher education courses are delivered across our College campuses. You can find where your course will be delivered by checking the code in the location campus of our course listing. W as

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Easily accessible from across the region, our training centre at Cobalt Business Exchange is situated in the heart of Cobalt Business Park, a thriving centre, home to many local, national and international businesses. Situated just a few minutes away from Northumberland Park Metro station and well-served by buses, the centre also has free parking available to our students.

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LINDA ROWELL CARING LINDA USES HER EXPERIENCE TO CARE FOR OTHERS

I just wanted to help others as I’ve helped my mum, and now I do it for a living!

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inda, was born in America, and moved to Sunderland with her British husband 16 years ago, to live in Ryhope. Linda’s family have connexions to the care industry back in America. Her brothers run a care company. This has always made the industry appealing to her. What makes the skills within the care sector even more important to Linda is for the care of her mum. Linda’s mum suffers from dementia, so she’s got a particular empathy with those affected by the condition. Whilst unemployed, Linda started a six week care course at Sunderland College earlier this year to prepare for being a carer following a referral from her local job centre.

During the course, Linda gained the skills and knowledge that she needed, alongside a recognised qualification. With her newly gained skills, Linda was able to find employment at Barnes Court care home in Sunderland, where she works 22 hours per week as a carer. Linda loves her job and finds it very rewarding helping the residents. She loves it so much that she is now completing a course in Dementia Awareness with the College. Linda said: “I just wanted to help others as I’ve helped my mum, and now I do it for a living!” You too can change your future with Sunderland College, see our Health & Social Care courses on page 9 to find out more.

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HELP WITH COSTS LEVEL 3 COURSES

FEE REMISSION

Within this guide there are two fees listed against courses at Level 3 or above. Tuition Fee A applies to students who are aged 19-23, and studying at Level 3. These courses are partly funded through the Skills Funding Agency. Tuition Fee B applies to any student who is 24+ as they are no longer funded through the Skills Funding Agency and therefore full course fees will apply.

in the If the course you would like to study has a ‘help with costs’ column then the course could be FREE through fee remission depending on your circumstances.

Students can choose to apply for a loan to cover the cost of their course or can opt to pay the fee themselves. See the section below regarding 24+ Advanced Learning Loans for further details.

If you are 24 or over (on the first day of your course) studying a course at Level 3 or above then fee remission does not apply. If you are unemployed and plan to seek a job after the course, then you will normally not have to pay tuition, registration or examination fees, provided that you satisfy one of the following conditions to receive fee remission: __ In receipt of Jobseekers Allowance

24+ ADVANCED LEARNING LOANS Changes to the way further education courses are funded for students aged 24+ studying at Level 3 or above came into effect on 1st August 2013. Students who are 24 or over, on the first day of their course, studying a qualification at Level 3 or above will now be able to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of their course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.

Any student who takes out a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan for an Access Course who then progresses and completes a course of Higher Education will have this loan written off by the Government.

There are no credit checks for loan applicants and evidence of income is not required. The 24+ Advanced Learning Loan will only need to be paid back once you’ve completed the course and when you’re earning over £21,000 pa. Eligible courses will have in the ‘help with costs’ column. Potential students can apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan via www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans. For further information please contact the Welfare Team. Of course you don’t need to take out a loan, you can choose to pay the fee up front if you prefer. For further information on loans please contact the Welfare Team.

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__ In receipt of Employment and Support Allowance in a Work Related Activity Group __ In receipt of Universal Credit as unemployed and have been mandated to training __ Unemployed and in receipt of another state benefit not listed above __ An unwaged partner of someone in receipt of a benefit outlined above __ Aged 16-18 years of age (undertaking training not related to an Apprenticeship) You will need to complete an additional form at enrolment declaring you satisfy eligibility rules for fee remission.

GCSE MATHS AND ENGLISH All GCSE Maths and English courses are now FREE.

WANT TO DO A FIRST FULL LEVEL 2 COURSE? If you are 19-23 and do not already have a full level 2 qualification then you can study one for FREE. Alternatively if you need to attend an Entry / Level 1 course as an essential progression step to a first full level 2 then the course will be FREE.


WANT TO DO A FIRST FULL LEVEL 3 COURSE?

SUNDERLAND COLLEGE 19+ FEE BURSARY*

If you are 19-23 and do not already have a full level 3 qualification then you can study one for FREE. If you are unsure whether you qualify please contact us for more information on 0191 511 6000.

The Fee Bursary is available to help with the cost of tuition and exam/registration fees for those people who are unemployed and in receipt of a state benefit and are not undertaking the training with a view to actively seeking employment. Further information is available by contacting the college’s information line on 0191 511 6000 and asking for a member of the member of the Welfare Team. * This scheme is not available to students aged 24+ undertaking a course at Level 3 or above.

HELP FOR YOU Finding the right course is important, but it is also reassuring to know that you have support and advice available when you need it to help you succeed. We have a wide range of support services available for you to access. For further details on any of the services detailed below please contact the relevant numbers outlined. COURSE ADVICE If you are not sure what course is the best for you ring our information line on 0191 511 6000 and we can arrange for one of our Guidance Officers to contact you.

BENEFIT ADVICE If you’re worried about the impact your study will have on benefits you currently receive or whether you will be entitled to further benefits we can offer advice on this. Please contact the Welfare Team for further information.

LEARNER SUPPORT FUND (FURTHER EDUCATION) The college has Learner Support Funds available to assist students aged 19+ with the general cost of attending college including travel, books, equipment and childcare. Application forms are available from receptions at all college centres. For further information please contact the Welfare Team. * This scheme does not apply to students who are 24+ studying a Level 3 or above - please see the section on 24+ Advanced Learning Loans Bursary for further information.

HELP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS FULL AND PART TIME COURSES Students do not need to pay any fees up front. The following is available: All students are eligible for a tuition fee loan through Student Finance England to pay for tuition fees. This loan will only need to be paid back once you’ve completed the course and only when you’re earning over £21,000 pa.

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LIAM SHERRIFF DRIVE AND AMBITION MEANS SUCCESS FOR LIAM

I have been able to completely change my life and now I get to change other people’s by helping them to stay fit and healthy

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iam trained to become an engineer from 2004 to 2006, and then began working in an office based role, in Newcastle, in an ambulance control room dealing with emergency calls. Liam’s real interest however, was sport, health and fitness. He was then recommended by a friend, who had completed a fitness to music course, to enrol on a course at Sunderland College. Liam has since completed his fitness instructing level 2 course at Sunderland College and has a personal training level 3 certificate. He has recently started his own fitness business, running boot-camps, delivering one to one personal training sessions and training groups of people across the city. Liam’s work does not stop at keeping people fit, he helps them to live a healthy lifestyle, giving people advice on healthy eating and supplements. He said: “I never thought it was possible to combine something you love to do with work, I have been able to do just that.”

“I am so pleased I completed the courses at Sunderland College, I have been able to completely change my life and now I get to change other people’s by helping them to stay fit and healthy. It is the most rewarding job, every day is different and fun. Having my own business and being my own boss is even better. I knew I was never cut out for office work, my office is outdoors running bootcamps or in the gym training with clients and I could not be happier.” Liam recently married his partner Michelle, who is also a personal trainer, he explained that he and his wife are extremely competitive when it comes to sport and fitness and push each other on to run that little bit further or complete another set of repetitions. He said: “Michelle and I train together but we always set each other challenges! I am competitive, that’s the sportsman in me. We try to outdo each other in the number of people we recruit to our boot camps, I think that is the secret to my success I am driven and ambitious.” For details of sport courses, see page 10.

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24+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Scheme This fund is available to provide financial support to students aged 24+ studying at Level 3 or above. This scheme will support students who are in receipt of Income Support, Jobseekers’ Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance with the financial costs of studying. Payments may be made to assist with various expenses, including childcare, travel and books/ equipment. Application forms are available from Reception at any College campus.

Do you require additional support? The College is committed to ensuring that disabled people, and those with learning difficulties, are treated fairly. All reasonable adjustments to provision will be made to ensure that people with disabilities are not disadvantaged. If you require additional support please contact us for a confidential conversation regarding your requirements. You can contact the Learning Support Team on 0191 511 6000.

Childcare Care to learn If you are under 20 years of age help is available to cover most childcare costs through the Care to Learn Scheme. Please call the Care to Learn Helpline on 0800 121 8989 for further information or contact the College Welfare Team.

Learner Support Funds - childcare costs* If 20 or over and in receipt of certain benefits you may be entitled to receive help towards childcare costs which is paid directly to the childcare provider. Childcare support will be based on a standard hourly rate. For further information about this scheme and eligibility then please contact the Welfare Team. * This scheme does not apply to students who are 24+ studying at Level 3 or above. Please see section marked 24+ Advanced Learning Loans Bursary Scheme.


Need the skills to get a job? We can help. Our Employment and pre-employment centres at Bede, Doxford and Cobalt Business Park North Tyneside, offer courses and support to get you in to work in the following areas: Cleaning | Contact Centres | Employment | English and Maths | Health Sector | Hospitality | ICT | Manufacturing and Factory Work | Welding | Office Business Administration | Retail | Sales | Warehousing and Fork Lift Truck | Childcare | Public and Uniformed Services | Support Work in Schools | Volunteering

Join our Facebook site: North East Employment Opportunities or call 0191 511 6478 for more information.


OPEN NOW IN BOLDON!

Interested in construction or engineering but don’t want to study at College? Then try Blue Square Training, Boldon. We’ve got a range of courses for adults including: Brickwork Carpentry and Joinery Motor Vehicle Repair Painting and Decorating

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Plumbing Welding * See page 18 for details of eligibility

To find out more about these courses give us a call on 0191 519 1727 or email info@bluesquaretraining.co.uk


TEST THE TEST THE

CITY... CITY... The simple way to improve your career prospects and boost your confidence. Gain certificates in Level 1 or Level 2 English or Maths. How does it work? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3... • Find your starting point with a short skills assessment • Flexible attendance to prepare you for the practice tests • When you’re ready, you can take the real test

What can I get? Depending on the level you sit, you can get a Level 1 (GCSE grade D-G) or Level 2 (GCSE grade A*-C) certificate in either English or Maths.

How do I get started? To book your initial assessment at a time that suits you, call 0191 511 6780 Test the City, The Place, Athenaeum Street, Sunderland


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FAYE GILLESPIE CUSTOMERS COME FIRST FOR BUSY BEAUTY THERAPIST

I am so pleased that I decided to go back to Sunderland College... I wake up and look forward to going to work!

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aye began training to become a hairdresser when she first left school and started working in the field. Faye realised she was more interested in the beauty side of the industry, working with clients on a range of treatments including facials, waxing services, manicure and make up services. She completed her hairdressing training at Sunderland College and enjoyed her time as a student so much so that she decided to complete her NVQ Beauty Level 2 there too. Faye now works as a full time beauty therapist in Shapers beauty providing a range services to her loyal client base. She said: “I was always interested in beauty therapy from an early age but didn’t really see it as a viable career option at first.”

“It was only a few years ago when the demand for beauty services became more popular in the region that I started to see the potential of beauty therapy as a vocation.” “I am so pleased that I decided to go back to Sunderland College to get my qualifications, if I didn’t I would not be in a job that I really enjoy. I wake up and look forward to going to work, I get to speak to new people every day but also enjoy the great relationships I am lucky to build with my loyal customers. It really is my dream job, I consider myself very lucky to be in such a great line of work.” For our range of hair and beauty courses, please see page 9.

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Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are a great way to improve your skills and knowledge and gain qualifications through ‘on the job’ training. If you are aged 16-24 we offer a huge range of Apprenticeships covering a variety of industries including: • Accounting

• Customer Services

• Motor Mechanics

• Bricklaying

• Electrical

• Motor Vehicle Body and Paintwork

• Business Administration

• Hairdressing

• Painting and Decorating

• Catering

• Joinery

• Plastering

• Contact Centre Operations

• Management

• Team Leading

All our Apprenticeships are backed by our support team, offering both you and your employer assistance throughout your training, making sure you both benefit from the programme. For more information, call the Apprenticeship Team on 0191 511 6000 or email apprenticeships@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk

Learning on your doorstep... We offer a range of courses in the heart of your local community in community centres and libraries. These courses are designed to help you progress in your career, get you back into education, or back into employment and include: • ICT

• Maths

• English

• Employability

For details of which courses are offered near you, call 0191 511 6000 and ask for Community Learning.

Adult and Child Education (ACE) Our ACE team offer free courses to parents in schools across the region to help them support their child’s education in: • English

• Maths

• ICT

...and many more! To find out more ask about ACE at your child’s school or call 0191 511 6000 or email ace@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk


Gain practical life skills with our Foundation Study Programme The Foundation Study Programme offers flexible learning designed around individual needs. We will plan your learning and give you the support you need to gain the skills and qualifications you need to progress to your identified positive destination. This could be a Level 1 or Level 2 vocational course, an Apprenticeship or Internship or to gain employment. The Foundation Study Programme is made up of the following elements: • A work placement with an employer of between 1 and 3 days per week • Functional Maths, Functional English and Functional ICT • A range of vocational choices at Entry 2, Entry 3 or Level 1 including Catering, ICT, Recycling, Motor Vehicle, Retail, Looking after Children, Looking after the Elderly, Land and Environment, Enterprise and starting your own business • Personal and Social Development • Enrichment activities We can also work with you to develop: communication skills, independent living skills, community awareness and travel training. Our classes are small so everyone receives the help that they need, in a supportive and encouraging environment. If you would like to find out more call 0191 511 6000 and ask for the Foundation Learning Team or email lesley.hall@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk


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