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hicle Accident Repair Paint Principles Contents Advanced Learner Loan information Access Accountancy Acting Administration Applied Science Art and Design Beauty Therapy Bricklaying Business Carpentry Children’s Play, Learning and Development Complementary Therapies Computing Construction Creative Musician Dance Dental Nursing Early Years Educator Electrical and Electronic Engineering Electrical Installations Engineering (Electronic) Engineering (Mechanical)

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Fashion and Textiles Film and Television Production Furniture Making Graphic Arts Hairdressing Health and Social Care Hospitality Interactive Media Mechanical Engineering Music (Popular) Music Technology Musical Theatre Photography Professional Chefs Professional Cookery Professional Musician Public Services Sport (Development) Sports Coaching Technical Theatre Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles Welding

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How to Apply To apply for courses in this booklet simply download and complete the relevant application form and return it to our Admissions team as early as possible. You can return your completed application form in person or by post to our Colchester (for applications to Colchester and Clacton) or Braintree campuses: Admissions Colchester Institute Sheepen Road Colchester CO3 3LL

Admissions The College at Braintree Church Lane Braintree CM7 5SN

For further information please call our Course Enquiries line on 01206 712777.

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Advanced Learner Loan

Available to Further Education Students 19+ Learner Loan Overview

Repayments

If you are aged 19 or over and are thinking about further education, you may be eligible for a Advanced Learner Loan, for help with your tuition fees.

Repayments are linked to what you earn and not how much you borrow.

You will start to repay your loan in the year after you finish studying or after three years from the start of your course, whichever is earlier, if you are earning more than £21,000.

Repayments will automatically be deducted from your earnings through the tax system, once you have left the course and your income is £21,000 a year.

19 years old or over on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age limit)

If your income falls below £21,000, your repayments will stop.

Living in the UK on the first day of your course, and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this

The repayment rate is 9% of your income, above the first £21,000 before tax, so for example, if you were earning £23,000 a year your monthly repayment would be £15.

You can pay some, or all of your loan at any time without an extra charge.

Any outstanding balance is written off after 30 years.

Applicants must be studying further education at level 3 to level 6. Most learners that fall into this bracket will be eligible, it doesn’t depend on your household income and there’s no credit check! Am I eligible? To qualify for this loan you must be:

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Taking an eligible course that’s level 3 to level 6

What can I get? The Advanced Learner Loan, to help pay your tuition fees. The minimum loan you can get is £300 but the maximum will depend on how much the fees are and the type of course you take. You don’t have to borrow the full cost of your course – if you wish to pay some of it yourself, and take the rest as a loan, you can choose to do that. How is the loan paid? The money is paid directly to the College.

Access to Higher Education (HE) If you get a loan to cover tuition fees for the Access to HE course and then complete a higher education (degree) course, you won’t have to repay the remaining loan for the Access course.

Further Information If you would like further information you can contact our Student Finance Advice Team on (01206) 712078 or visit https://www.gov.uk/24_advanced_learning_loans/furtherinformation

How many loans can I apply for? You are entitled to access up to 4 loans, which you can take out one after the other or at the same time.

You will need to complete an application form for each course.

You are restricted to only one loan for the completion of an Access to Higher Education Diploma Course. .

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Access

Access to Higher Education Diploma The Access to Higher Education Diploma programme will offer you the ideal preparation for further study in higher education or training. The course provides entry to a wide range of degree courses and professional training. The Access to Higher Education Diploma course offers pathways into the following higher education courses and training including:

Nursing ~ Midwifery ~ Radiography ~ Science pathways (i.e. Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Foundation Degrees) ~ Counselling ~ Social Worker ~ Early Years ~ Primary and Secondary School Teaching ~ Computing and Information Technology ~ Business and Management Studies ~ English Literature ~ History ~ Law ~ Politics ~ Psychology ~ Sociology Your learning will be facilitated by a range of activities ranging from teacher input, group work, seminar presentations, research activities and personal study. Access Diploma Choices You will have the choice to study the following Access Diplomas:

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Health Professions Social Sciences Science Social Work and related professions Humanities Engineering, Science and Maths

You will also have the opportunity to study two of the following subjects alongside your core units in academic writing skills, research and presentation skills. These range from:

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English Language/Literature History Sociology Psychology Human Biology Chemistry Physics Maths Media/Film/Video Production

Entry Requirements Applicants must be aged 19 years old or over. GCSE Maths and English (grades A*-C). You will be required to attend an interview. Access courses at Colchester Institute are accredited by Gateway Qualifications, an authorised validating agency which awards nationally recognised certification for Access programmes.

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Accountancy

AAT Certificate and Diploma Fast Track Financial management is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills is consistently high across all sectors. Association of Accounting Technicians The AAT Certificate and Diploma is a fast track to Level 3 and includes the AAT Level 2 Certificate. This intensive fast-track programme provides you with an introduction to professional accountancy. Completion of the full programme will allow you to work as a trainee accountant and provide a firm grounding for future training and progression. You will receive foundation knowledge of accountancy through a mixture of classroom teaching and simulated activities to replicate the type of work you would be doing in industry. An AAT membership is also required to complete this course (not included in the course fee). Course Content Throughout the duration of the AAT Certificate and Diploma you will learn the following;

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Bookkeeping Recording and Accounting for Cash and Credit Transactions Preparing Ledgers, Trial Balance and Management Reports Computerised Accounting (using Sage Line 50) Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships Preparing VAT Returns Using Spreadsheets for Accounting Purposes Understanding Ethics in a Professional Context Record, Analyse and Apportion Costs

Entry Requirements Normally 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths, and satisfactory results in a relevant Level 3 qualification, or equivalent AS/A Level results and an interview. Career Opportunities Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to work in an accounts department or become a trainee accountant. Course Progression You will be able to progress onto an AAT Accounting Diploma Level 4 after the successful completion of this course.

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Accountancy

AAT Accounting Advanced Diploma Level 3 The AAT Accounting Diploma Level 3 course will offer further training in a number of accounting activities. These include the preparation of final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, treatment of VAT, use of spreadsheet software and aspects of costing.

NOTE: There is also a full-time AAT Fast Track course which includes the Certificate in Accounting Level 2 and Diploma in Accounting Level 3 over one year. Please visit our website or see the Guide to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses for further details. Course Content AAT Accounting Diploma Level 3 Units studied include:

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Advanced Bookkeeping Final Accounts Preparation Management Accounting - Costing Indirect Tax Ethics for Accountants (Synoptic) Spreadsheets for Accounting (Synoptic)

Assessment per unit is achieved by external computer based exams. There is only one opportunity to re-sit an exam and all mandatory units must be completed before the synoptic exam is completed. The dates for exams are set. Entry Requirements AAT Foundation, or Certificate Level 2, or an A Level in Accounting, including extensive knowledge of double entry bookkeeping. Applicants without the above criteria will be interviewed to assess academic suitability. Applicants should visit the AAT website and undertake the skills check to ensure that they start at the correct level. Course Progression On successful completion, students could progress to the Diploma in Accounting Level 4 to gain further accountancy skills that can lead to full membership of the AAT, and to higher professional accounting qualifications.

AAT Accounting Professional Diploma Level 4 Get the skills you need to become a financial team leader or set up your own practice with the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting. Accounting courses are a quality investment for your career - they are highly respected and valued by employers, globally recognised, and provide the right type of skills for immediate employment. Four compulsory modules will extend skills in cost management, resource allocation, accounting systems management and the drafting of financial statements. Students must also undertake two further units, Personal Tax and Cash Management. Assessment Assessment for the Accounting Diploma Level 4 is achieved by external computer based exams. Entry Requirements AAT Diploma Level 3, or a UK degree in accounting.

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Acting

Acting BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 The course has a strong emphasis on practical acting methods. You will participate in a variety of units including acting techniques, improvisation, physical theatre, voice, dance and singing. The skills developed in these units are then applied to theatre performances throughout the two years. The performing projects are designed to be a realistic experience of the theatre profession and will prepare you for higher education or a range of work opportunities in the industry. It is suited to learners who are committed to going into the performing arts and who appreciate the need for both the practical and academic skills to survive the rigours of the performing arts industry. Extensive practical work is undertaken and is combined with relevant theory and academic inquiry. You will need to analyse practical work in written evaluations and to write essays on texts and practitioners as required. There are a variety of modes of delivery including workshops, lectures, performances, tutorials, seminars and traditional classroom activities. You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year. Course content Acting Extended Diploma Level 3 units include:

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Principles of Acting Applying Acting Techniques Developing Physical Theatre Classical Theatre Performance Drama Improvisation Developing Voice for the Actor Developing Movement Skills Singing Skills for Actors Performance Workshop Dance Performance Rehearsing and Performing

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an audition. Career Opportunities The course prepares you for work in the performing arts industry. It might lead to work as a performer as well as jobs related to performance such as arts administration, teaching, choreography or stage management. Course Progression The course prepares you for entrance to higher education courses in drama and theatre including the Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) Creative Performance (Acting) at Colchester Institute. Many students progress to universities and drama schools including University of Essex, LAMDA, Mountview, Goldsmiths and LIPA.

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Acting

Acting for Screen and Digital Media BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 The Acting for Screen and Digital Media Level 3 Extended Diploma is a new and exciting course programme that meets the needs of performing in the digital age. Specifically designed for the ‘YouTube generation’ who want to see themselves acting on screen and are up for doing it themselves, this course focuses on acting for screen and whether it be film, TV or YouTube, it combines the skills that go into making those performances. There is a strong emphasis on practical acting methods, through live and media performances, to develop your skills to an advanced level and prepare you for industry or higher level study. You will participate in a variety of units including acting techniques, film and TV acting, improvisation, acting for radio as well as learning how to write scripts and make films. The skills developed in these units are then applied to live and media performances throughout the two years. It is suited to learners who are committed to going into the performing arts and who appreciate the need for both the practical and academic skills to survive the rigours of the performing arts industry. Each project you complete is designed to be realistic to what you would expect in industry. There are a variety of modes of delivery including workshops, lectures, performances, tutorials, seminars and traditional classroom activities.

Course Content You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year. Acting for screen and digital media units may include:

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Film and TV Acting Principles of Acting Contemporary Theatre Performance Single Camera Techniques and/or Multi-Camera Techniques Drama Improvisation Scriptwriting Audio Performance Acting Developing Movement Skills Rehearsing and Performing

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an audition. Career Opportunities The course prepares you for work in the performing arts industry. It may lead to work as a performer, as well as jobs related to performance such as arts administration, teaching and PR. Course Progression The course prepares you for entrance to higher education courses in drama and theatre including the Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) Creative Performance (Acting) at Colchester Institute. Many students progress to universities and drama schools including LAMDA, University of Essex, Mountview, Goldsmiths and LIPA.

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Administration

Administration (Business Professional) OCR Diploma Level 3 The Administration (Business Professional) Diploma course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your transferable skills. There will be a variety of learning situations including class tuition, guided assignments, personal study, research and practical workshops are offered, giving you a competitive edge when you enter the world of work.

This advanced administration programme allows you to work towards a career in a supervisory administration role or study at university. You will extend your existing business and administration knowledge and skills allowing you to work in a variety of industries when you complete the programme You will learn through a variety of methods including classroom sessions, assignments, personal study, research and practical workshops. Course Content The Business Professional Administration course consists of the following units:

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Producing Complex Business Documents Understanding Functions and Roles within Business Organisations Supporting Recruitment and Selection Procedures Organise Business Travel and Accommodation Organise a Business Event Carry out Research and Prepare a Report Working in an Administration Team Career Planning in Administration Text Processing

Entry Requirements Normally 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English, and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. Career and Progression Opportunities This course prepares you for employment with a considerable degree of responsibility and autonomy. Employment may be office-based where business computing skills, knowledge of administrative procedures, organisational and communication skills are important. Successful completion of the Diploma may enable entry on to the Foundation Degree in Business Administration at Colchester Institute.

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Applied Science

Applied Science BTEC 90 Credit / Extended Diploma Level 3 The Applied Science BTEC 90 Credit / Extended Diploma Level 3 programme will build and develop the necessary skills, techniques and attitudes to begin a successful professional career or move on to Higher Education. The focus of this qualification is to provide students with the opportunity to specialise in medical science, and specific areas within this, such as human physiology and scientific techniques in various fields. Delivery of the course will be through the use of a mixture of theory and practical work. Course Content Applied Science core units include:

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Fundamentals of Science Scientific Investigations Working in the Science Industry Scientific Practical Techniques

Specialist units include:

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Physiology of Human Body Systems Using Mathematics in Science Genetics and Genetic Engineering Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques Microbiological Techniques Statistics

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English, maths and science Career Opportunities

On completion of this programme students will be equipped to enter employment as a science technician or for university courses in related subjects. Ideal career pathways include technical work such as nursing, medical laboratory analysis, biomedical science, forensic science, research and education. Course Progression Successful students may progress to the Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

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Art and Design

Art and Design Foundation Diploma UAL Level 3 This long-established course has an excellent record in placing students in higher education. The Art and Design Foundation Diploma course will introduce you to a range of art and design disciplines, where you will be able to build a portfolio to showcase your skills for job interviews or applications to higher education. It consists of seven core units and offers a mixture of practice and theory, highlighting visual and wider introductory, contextual and diagnostic studies. You will have the choice to specialise in one of our seven areas of study: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion and Textiles, Illustration, 3D Design and Craft and Photography. This enables you to gain a refined understanding of a particular area of the profession. This course is delivered through a combination of studio and workshop practice, guided assignments, tutorials, seminars and lectures. A considerable amount of personal study and research will be required. By taking responsibility for independent learning and managing time effectively, this course will provide an excellent springboard to future study and progress towards careers objectives or further study. The course begins with a visit to a museum/art gallery that provides artwork for the first two units. There is also an educational visit abroad that provides students with the inspiration to enhance their portfolio material.

The foundation year was an excellent way to determine what subject specialism I wanted to study further. The tutors were always supportive of my ideas and decisions, enabling me in my creative approach. Course Content The Art and Design Foundation Diploma UAL Level 3 course consists of the following units;

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Art and Design Ideas Development Art and Design Materials and Methods Art and Design Evaluation and Reflection Integrated Art and Design Research, Ideas and Methods Preparation for Progression in Art and Design Project Proposal and Realisation in Art and Design

In addition to this course and depending on your current qualifications, you will also gain a qualification in English and/ or Maths Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSE. Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English, and satisfactory results in a relevant Level 3 qualification, or 1 A Level, at grade C or above, in an art and design subject. You will also complete an interview with a portfolio of artwork. All equivalent international qualifications are welcome, as are applications from mature students with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. All applicants will be formally interviewed. What our graduates do After completing the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design in 2006, James Allen and Elliott Hammer went on to study Typography at degree level at the London College of Communication. Since graduating they have set up their own London-based design studio Birch, working with clients such as Salvatore Ferragamo and Black Box Press. They both share their experience with current Foundation students as visiting lecturers. Career Opportunities On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress on to various art and design related fields at junior or technician level. If you decide to pursue a degree course, you will have the opportunity to enter employment in fields such as; graphic design, fashion/textiles, fine art practices, photography/moving image, digital design, film, interior design, furniture design, product design or teaching

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Art and Design

Art and Design UAL Diploma Level 3 This programme is primarily designed for students who have completed their GCSEs or a relevant Level 2 qualification and intend on pursuing a career in the artistic and design sectors. During the year you will take a broad approach to art and design and experiment with different media.

This course will offer you with an ideal preparation for pursuing a career in within the fields of art and design. Throughout the year you will learn a broad approach about the industry and experiment with different types of media and develop presentation and exhibition skills. The programme is taught using a mixture of practical studio activities, seminars, tutorials, lectures and personal study. Course Content The Art and Design UAL Diploma Level 3 may include following units

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Introduction to Visual Language Introduction to Research Skills Introduction to Critical and Contextual Awareness Introduction to Materials, Processes and Technical Skills An Integrated Approach to 2D Problem Solving An Integrated Approach to 3D Problem Solving An Integrated Approach to Time-Based Problem Solving Developing an Art and Design Project Opportunities for Progression

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English, maths and an art and design subject, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview with a portfolio of artwork. Career Opportunities

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to employment in the creative industries at technician level. You will also have the opportunity to progress on to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design which will offer subject specialist study. Course Progression The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design will prepare and guide you through the UCAS application process to progress to a degree course, such as the BA (Hons) Art and Design (3D Design and Craft/ Fine Art/ Fashion and Textiles/Graphic Design) or FdA/BA (Hons) Photography at Colchester Institute.

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Beauty Therapy

Beauty Therapy Techniques Diploma Level 3 This advanced course is for those wishing to follow a career in the beauty industry and build on their existing qualifications. The course focuses on the development of practical skills required for employment in the beauty therapy industry. You will have the opportunity to participate in many exciting enrichment opportunities including acrylic nail technology, beauty exhibitions in London and advanced massage workshops to include warm bamboo massage and Hopi ear candling. Learning takes place through classroom activity, demonstrations and working in a realistic salon environment for practical assessment and case studies. When not working on real-life clients, you are taught through a number of practical sessions and assessments, alongside classroom sessions and guided assignments Kit Costs* Uniform: £45.00 Practical Kit (including text book): £155.00 *All prices indicated must be considered as estimated and prices may change without notice. Course Content Level 3 Beauty Therapy Techniques units may include:

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Working with Colleagues within the Beauty Related Industries Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries Promote and Sell Products and Services to Clients Provide Body Massage Provide Facial Electrotherapy Treatments Provide Body Electrotherapy Treatments Provide Indian Head Massage Apply Hot Stone Therapy Massage Apply Micro-Dermabrasion Provide Self-Tanning

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-E), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. *entry on to Level 3 is subject to satisfactory completion of the Level 2 qualification and report from the progression board. Career Opportunities Employment in a salon, health spa, television, film studios, on board cruise liners and hotels throughout the world. Course Progression Students could progress to higher education courses, such as a HND Beauty Therapy, or complementary therapies.

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Bricklaying

Bricklaying Diploma Level 3 The Bricklaying Diploma Level 3 course has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions ensuring you leave us with the expertise and knowledge required industry. Working within our fully equipped training workshops you will work with real materials and on projects you would expect to find in industry. Practical and theory sessions are combined to provide you with an understanding of basic and more advanced bricklaying techniques. Assessment is based on the student demonstrating competence as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification. The qualification comprises: General Core units, occupation specific units, practical assignments and online testing of knowledge. To gain the Bricklaying Diploma, you must be successful in all units and practical assignments. Practical sessions are combined with traditional classroom activities and computer-aided learning; these enable production of a portfolio of evidence. Students work towards passing end of unit tests, practical assessments and an online test set by the awarding body. Course Content You will learn about several complex topics in practice. These include; obtuse angle work, acute angle work, axed arches, chimneys, fireplaces and flues, curved walls on plan, convex and concave walls, decorative panel work, quetta bond reinforced walling, battered buttress work and motif projections. Alongside this you will learn the theory:

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Repair and Maintain Masonry Structures Constructing Radial and Battered Brickwork Carrying out Decorative and Reinforced Brickwork Constructing Fireplaces and Chimneys Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction Principles of Organising, Planning and Pricing Construction Work

Entry Requirements Satisfactory completion of the Level 2 Diploma or an ICA in Trowel Occupations and via interview candidates must be deemed to have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification. A progression interview with Course Leader. Career Opportunities Site foreman or charge hand, in a gang of bricklayers. Master craftsman. Course Progression Progression could lead to higher education courses at Colchester Institute, in Site Management.

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Business Business BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3/Career Ready The course provides a nationally recognised and vocationally specific qualification with which to enter employment or to progress to higher education such as a degree in business and/or management or an associated specialist field. The Business BTEC programme of study includes a variety of types of business activity such as accounting, administration, finance, human resource management and marketing. Students that apply for the 90 Credit Extended Diploma will also have the opportunity to apply to join the Business Career Academy which enables you to gain an insight into financial services through a programme of guru lectures, business mentoring and six week internship. This is part of a national programme - Career Academies UK - and provides exceptional benefits to enhance future employment opportunities. Students learn through completing assignments involving investigation and analysis The course is delivered through workshops, practical activities and lectures and is supported through individual and group tutorials. You will study the 90 Credit Diploma in year one, followed by the Extended Diploma in year two. Course Content Core Units:

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The Business Environment Business Resources Introduction to Marketing Business Communications

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Introduction to Accounting Managing a Business Event Team Developments HR Management Market Research Business and the Economic Environment

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English language and four other science or humanities GCSEs (two of the five being at grade B or above), or a relevant level 2 qualification with a Distinction. Career Opportunities This course offers access to a wide range of careers in business, including junior or managerial roles in human resources, finance, insurance, operations, IT and customer service. Alternatively students may find work as a business advisor, project manager, general manager, investment administrator, bank manager, marketing assistant or public relations officer. Others may start their own businesses. Course Progression Students can progress to a range of higher education programmes and professional courses including accounting, law, marketing and personnel management.

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Carpentry

Carpentry Diploma Level 3 This is a one year programme of study for students who have successfully completed their carpentry level 2 qualification. The Carpentry Diploma Level 3 is designed to further develop the skills and knowledge of people in their chosen craft, and promotes a greater understanding of general construction principles and practices. This qualification also contains an element of using basic wood machines. The programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions. Assessment is based on the student showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of practical tasks and unit tests. All the units of training must be completed by each student. All outcomes must be achieved during the training programme. Practical sessions are combined with traditional classroom activities and computer-aided learning; these enable production of a portfolio of evidence. You work towards passing end of unit tests, practical assessments set by the awarding body City & Guilds. Course content

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Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction Carry out First Fix Flooring and Roofing Carry out Second Fixing Operations Principles of Organising, Planning and Pricing Construction Work Carry out First Fix Roofing and Stairs Carry out Second Fixing Double Doors and Mouldings Set up and use Fixed and Transportable Machinery

Entry Requirements Satisfactory completion of the Diploma Level 2 and the interview/progression board. Candidates must be deemed to have the potential and opportunity to successfully complete the level 3 programme. Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities as a site carpenter. Course Progression Diploma in site supervisory studies. CIOB Certificate in Site Management.

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Children’s Play, Learning Development Children’s Play, Learning and Development BTEC Foundation/Extended Diploma Level 3 This programme is designed to help you build the knowledge and childcare skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to eight years. It is a level 3 qualification studied over a two year programme. It is aimed at those who wish to work, or are working at an unsupervised level in the children and young people’s workforce in England. The programme will prepare you to work in a wide range of settings, with different professionals and volunteers who provide services for children and their families. Practical work-based training forms a large part of this programme. You are required to undertake a minimum of 750 placement hours in a minimum of three different settings, covering the age groups 0-2, 2-5 and 5-8. You will also complete a Practical Evidence Portfolio. The course is for those wishing to work in a specialised field of employment in the 0-8 years age range or continue to higher education. Course Content Practical work based training forms a large part of this programme. Theoretical work includes the following modules of study, and several optional modules that are not listed:

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Special Educational Needs Promoting Children’s Development Literacy and Numeracy in Schools Supporting Children’s Speech and Language and Communication Working with Babies and Young Children

You are required to undertake a minimum of 750 placement hours in a minimum of three different settings, covering the age groups 0-2, 2-5 and 5-8. You will also complete a Practical Evidence Portfolio. Some units will be internally assessed, using a range of methods; others will be assessed externally and by exam. Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), usually including English Language and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)* check is also required. * Please note there is an approximate charge of £60 for an online DBS check. Career Opportunities This qualification enjoys an excellent reputation for its suitability across the whole spectrum of childcare employment including teaching, children’s centres, day nurseries, schools and social work, special needs and play therapists. Course Progression On successful completion of this course you may progress to study for a degree in areas such as social work, primary teaching or early years. *Please note there is a charge of approximately £60 for an online DBS check and all students must have one to progress on this course.

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Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies Diploma Level 3 This level 3 Diploma is for students who want to practice as a level 3 therapist in the Complementary Therapy sector. Candidates will gain an understanding of Body Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology, as well as business practice, anatomy, physiology and pathology and integrate health and safety into all treatments. The candidate will study the theory of all treatments and complete a reflective journal for all practical case studies. *Kit Costs Practical Kit Including Uniform and Text Book: £235.00 approx. *All prices indicated must be considered as estimated and prices may change without notice Course Content The course will be delivered through a variety of learning experiences, including practical case studies and full treatments conducted in a realistic working environment, together with guided assignment work, lectures, group discussion and individual study. At least 8-10 hours per week of additional home study and revision is recommended. Level 3 Complementary Therapies techniques units may include: Unit 301: Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies Unit 302: Business Practice for Complementary Therapies Unit 303: Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies Unit 304: Provide Body Massage Therapy for Complementary Therapies Unit 305: Provide Aromatherapy for Complementary Therapies Unit 306: Provide Reflexology for Complementary Therapies Your group may be made up of male and female students. Learners will be required to practice on classroom peers without prejudice. While completing practical assessment, candidates will be observed and assessed for communication skills and professional conduct as well as practical techniques in all areas throughout the treatment. You will be provided with external models where possible, but will be required to find your own models (for your case studies) – these can be peers, family and friends. A charge will be made for all clients who attend our open salon sessions for treatment. All final assessments will be graded pass, merit or distinction. Practical skills will be assessed on clients in the salons in the college. All clients who have treatments at the college will incur a treatment charge. All assessments, both written and practically are internally and externally verified, in accordance with City and Guilds awarding body requirements. Entry Requirements A keen interest in Complementary Therapies is essential, as well as an understanding of Anatomy and Physiology and a good standard of education. It is highly recommended that candidates should have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-E), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. However exceptions may be made to adult returnees with experience in the workplace. In particular students who have achieved Level 2 and/or Level 3 in Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing will be considered, subject to successful board of studies decision and reference. Career Opportunities Many career paths will be opened through this course including work in salons, leisure centres, spas and health farms. This award qualifies candidates to operate their own clinic or home visiting practice. It also forms the basis of the first steps in becoming an independent Complementary Practitioner. Current students participate in voluntary work at Colchester NHS Hospital, working on the wards alongside Healthcare Practitioners and Ward sisters offering Complementary Therapies to patients and attending Health Care wellbeing events, which provides valuable work experience. On completion of the course you will receive an award in Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies (City and Guilds). Successful students could progress onto a Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapies.

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Computing

Computing BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3/Career Academy A Level 3 BTEC Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification combining practical and theoretical study. This challenging programme will introduce you to a range of areas needed in a career as an IT professional. This advanced Computing Extended Diploma programme allows you to learn through a variety of methods including assignments and practical activities that are based on workplace situations. You will develop your existing skills in order to prepare you for an exciting career within the IT and Computing industries. Delivery is through practical work, classroom activities and group teaching. You will study 18 units, equivalent to three A Levels. This course will help you develop the skills you need in order to understand the variety and complexity of the IT industry. Delivery is through practical work, classroom activities and group teaching. Each unit is individually assessed through coursework. You will study the 90 Credit Diploma in year one and the Extended Diploma in year two. Students who intend to continue to the Extended Diploma will also have the opportunity to apply to join the IT Career Academy. If you choose to study at our Colchester campus you will also have the opportunity to join the IT Career Ready UK scheme, a national programme that provides exceptional benefits to enhance your future employment opportunities. You will complete a 4 - 6 week internship as well as business mentoring and guru lectures. Course Content

Computing Extended Diploma Level 3 modules may include: Year 1

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Year 2 Communication and Employability Computer Systems Procedural Programming Website Production Information Systems Computer Networks Developing Computer Games Animation Computer Architecture

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Computer Games Design Managing Networks Event Driven Programming Analysis and Design Digital Graphics Systems Security Database Design Client Side Customisation of Web Pages Project Planning with IT Human Computer Interaction

Normally 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. Career Opportunities Students may go into careers in many IT related disciplines in a wide variety of businesses. Areas of employment may include business systems and IT project management, system administration, networking, IT user support, software engineering and web development, Course Progression Successful completion of the Extended Diploma may enable entry onto the BSc (Hons) or Foundation Degree in IT Systems at Colchester Institute, or application to other degree programmes.

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Construction

Construction and the Built Environment BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 This programme is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and consists of 9 units of study. It is a work-related qualification reflecting the knowledge and understanding required in the industry:

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Providing opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 vocationally-specific construction, civil engineering or building services qualification. Providing opportunities for learners who are already in, or about to enter into employment. Providing education, training and the application of knowledge in technical areas that are directly relevant to the industry.

The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom tuition, practical skills, guided assignment work and personal study. You will be given the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical and realistic way. Course Content Construction and the Built Environment BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 Core units:

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Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment Sustainable Construction Maths in Construction and the Built Environment Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment CAD in Construction and the Built Environment Building Technology in Construction Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering Graphical Detailing Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*- C) to include maths, science/technology and English, or an NVQ/Diploma (Merit). Students will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.

Career Opportunities This course enables access to many vocational pathways such as architecture, building surveying, civil engineering and construction management. Course Progression Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment Year 2.

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Construction

Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 The Construction and the Built Environment Extended Diploma programme is equivalent to three A Levels and consists of 18 units of study. It is a work-related qualification reflecting the knowledge and understanding required in the industry:

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Providing opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 vocationally-specific construction, civil engineering or building services qualification. Providing opportunities for learners who are already in, or about to enter into employment. Providing education, training and the application of knowledge in technical areas that are directly relevant to the industry.

The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom tuition, practical skills, guided assignment work and personal study. You will be given the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical and realistic way. Course Content Construction and the Built Environment BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 Core units: Core units

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Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment Construction and the Environment Maths in Construction and the Built Environment Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering Building Technology in Construction

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ICT in Construction and the Built Environment Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment Economics and Finance in Construction and Civil Engineering Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) to include maths, science/technology and English, an NVQ/Diploma (Merit) or successful completion of the BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Construction. Students will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process. Career Opportunities This course enables access to many vocational pathways such as architecture, building surveying, civil engineering and construction management. Course Progression BSc (Hons) Construction Management or other construction discipline, Foundation Degree or Certificate in Higher Education in Construction.

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Creative Musician

Creative Musician Sub Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 The Creative Musician Diploma Level 3 course is designed to give you a solid base for work in the music industry or progression to a higher education course. It covers a wide range of skills in music and music technology including band performance, sound recording, music for moving image, composing and music production techniques.

The emphasis of the Creative Musician Diploma is on practical skills in both music technology and music performance underpinned by the academic knowledge that will provide the basis for a successful career in the music industry. The music department has its own building equipped with a music production suite, two rehearsal/recording rooms and a recording studio control room. There are many opportunities through the year to provide technical support for live performances by the performing arts courses as well as produce gigs both on and off site. ). You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year. Course Content Creative Musician Diploma Course Units include:

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Sound Recording Sequencing Music Performance Session Styles Music Technology in Performance Studying Music from around the World Marketing and Promotion Sound Creation and Manipulation Composing Music Contemporary Song Writing Techniques

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ICT in Construction and the Built Environment Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment Economics and Finance in Construction and Civil Engineering Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an audition to demonstrate musical ability at grade 4/5 or equivalent. Career Opportunities A career in music might focus on education, composing and arranging for film, television, studio engineering, live sound engineering, producing, management and administration or on a range of opportunities in the publishing and retail sectors. Our aim is to provide you with the necessary skills to engage any music career pathway. Course Progression Progression to higher education courses in music technology or popular music, such as the Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) in Popular Music at Colchester Institute.

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Dance

Dance BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 The course has a strong emphasis on practical dance techniques. You will participate in a variety of dance units covering techniques that will include jazz, tap, contemporary, urban and ballet. Much of the work undertaken will be continually assessed to monitor progress. The skills developed in the individual units will be brought together in performances including our annual dance evening. It is suited to learners who are committed to going into the performing arts and who appreciate the need for both the practical and academic skills to survive the rigours of the performing arts industry. Extensive practical work is undertaken and is combined with relevant theory and academic inquiry. You will need to analyse practical work in written evaluations and to write essays on texts and practitioners as required. There are a variety of modes of delivery including workshops, lectures, performances, tutorials, seminars and traditional classroom activities. You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year. Course Content Dance Extended Diploma Level 3 Units include:

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Physical Theatre Jazz Ballet Performing Dance Musical Theatre Performance Contemporary Dance Choreographic Principles Urban Tap Rehearsing and Performing

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an audition. Career Opportunities The course prepares you for work in the performing arts industry. It might lead to work as a performer as well as jobs related to performance such as arts administration, teaching or choreography. Course Progression The course prepares you for entry to higher education courses in dance or musical theatre such as the Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre or BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at Colchester Institute. Leaners have gone on to study at London Studio Centre, Urdang Academy, MADD – Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, Bird College and Trinity Laban

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Dental Nursing

Dental Nursing City & Guilds Diploma Level 3 This qualification meets the requirements of the GDC Legislation. Successful completion affords entry on to the Statutory Register. The course will cover core areas including Health and Safety, Cross Infection Control, Anatomy and Radiography. Dental nurses help dentists with all aspects of patient care, from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatment. Good people and teamwork skills, as well as a calm and reassuring manner are required. Classroom activities and work based assessment to produce a portfolio of competence. In addition to a portfolio, candidates will also undertake an external written examination “The Award in Dental Nursing�. Please note we are now able to offer full time and part-time dental apprenticeships. Entry Requirements Applicants must be employed as a Dental Nurse. Achievement at Level 2 (i.e. GCSEs grades A*-C) in English and science.

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Early Years Educator

Early Years Educator (CACHE Diploma) Level 3 The Early Years Educator (CACHE Diploma) Level 3 programme is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 8 years of age. They cover a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas.

The course is aimed at students aged 16 or over who wish to complete an apprenticeship in a specific vocational area. On successful completion you will achieve the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce EYE. Course Content Early Years Educator (CACHE Diploma) Advanced Apprenticeship (Social Care Pathway) units: The course combines developing your practical skills at work combined with theoretical knowledge at college.

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CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) Theme 1: Health and well-being Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness Theme 4: Professional development

The above modules will be assessed practically and through written assessments. This is a practical course where students are expected to provide evidence through classroom activity, guided assignment work, practical sessions and workplace experience. Entry Requirements Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of working with children to support their learning, and development. They will need to be dedicated and committed to their study and be responsible for their own learning. Students on this course are required to be employed in a suitable childcare setting that can include Nursery, School or Pre-school. Additional entry requirements include GCSEs Maths and English at grades A*-C. Individuals that do not meet the qualification criteria but do have significant experience within the skills sector will still be considered if studying GCSE Maths and English as it is a requirement to have this on completion of qualification.

To complete full programme and have full licence to practice you must be committed to obtaining GCSE Maths and English on completion Course Progression Possible progression to higher education programmes. Higher education opportunities may include the Foundation Degree in Early Years at Colchester Institute.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering BTEC Diploma Level 3 The Electrical and Electronic Engineering Diploma programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of local, regional and national electrical engineering employers. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in the research, design and development of electronic components and equipment for work in a range of industries or study at a higher level.

This course develops the skills, knowledge and understanding of electrical/electronic and computer engineering. The engineering sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with the rapidly developing technologies. The Electrical and Electronic Engineering BTEC Diplomas have been designed to give new entrants to the engineering sector the under pinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of the modern engineering industry. This is a work-related qualification, with content reflecting the rapidly developing technologies in industry. You will work within our fully-equipped engineering workshop combining practical activities with lectures, assignments, visits, personal and group tutorials. Delivery is through structured lectures, practical activities, assignments, visits, student-centred learning and personal tutorials. Course Content Electronic Engineering BTEC Diploma Level 3 The vocational focus of the qualification is provided through the specialist units such as:

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Electrical and Electronic Principles Engineering Design/Project Electronic Devices and Circuits Controlling Systems using IT Industrial Process Controllers Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers Analogue Electronics and Digital Systems English, Maths and Progression into Industry

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. Career Opportunities This programme gives skills that are valued by employers. It provides a clear route into a wide range of engineering activities as a technician or apprentice. Course Progression Depending on your success, you could achieve the equivalent of 3 A Levels. Successful completion of the course will allow students to progress onto higher education including a HNC/D or a degree.

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Electrical Installations

Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Diploma City & Guilds 2365 Level 3 The Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Diploma City and Guilds Level 3 course consists of three parts:

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The science of electricity Installation technology The practical element of the job

Course Content This level 3 course will provide the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to enable students to achieve the latest City & Guilds level 3 qualification. This programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and designed to address the training needs of the modern construction industry. Delivery is through a mixture of lectures, practical work, assignments and personal study. Assessment is by a combination of simulated practical assignments, short-answer written examinations and multiple choice examinations. As well as more advanced electrical skills and knowledge, this course places a great emphasis on the skills and practice of inspection and testing and fault diagnosis and rectifications.

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Health and Safety Installation containment Wiring Regulations Electrical Principles Installation Technology Inspection and Testing Fault Diagnosis and Rectification Functional Skills

Entry Requirements Successful completion of the Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Diploma City and Guilds 2365 Level 2 or the Electrical Installations Technical Certificate City & Guilds 2330 Level 2. Course Progression Successful completion of the level 3 qualification may enable those who have gained suitable employment to progress to the City & Guilds 2357 NVQ and gain JIB registration

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Electrical Installations

Electrical Installations Diploma Level 3 This level 3 Electrical Installations Diploma course will provide the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to enable students to achieve the latest City & Guilds Level 3 qualification. This programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and designed to address the training needs of the modern construction industry. Delivery is through a mixture of lectures, practical work, assignments and personal study. Assessment is by a combination of simulated practical assignments, short-answer written examinations and multiple choice examinations. As well as more advanced electrical skills and knowledge, this course places a great emphasis on the skills and practice of inspection and testing and fault diagnosis and rectifications. Training within our industry standard workshops, you will work with real-life materials and complete a number of practical projects as part of your overall qualification. Course Content Electrical Installations Diploma Level 3 units include:

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Health and Safety Installation containment Wiring Regulations Electrical Principles Installation Technology Inspection and Testing Fault Diagnosis and Rectification Functional Skills

Entry Requirements entry on to Level 3 is subject to satisfactory completion of the Level 2 qualification and report from the progression board. Career Opportunities

Students may choose to enter employment as a trainee electrician. If you are already a trainee electrician then you may be able to progress to senior trainee. Course Progression Students who successfully complete the level 3 course can progress onto the BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering).

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Engineering (Electronic)

Engineering (Electronic) Diploma Part-time Day Release Level 3 The Engineering Diploma Level 3 is aimed at people currently working in all areas of the engineering industry The Engineering Diploma can also form part of an Apprenticeship framework. This exciting programme offers an alternative to traditional AS/A Level study. It provides an opportunity to advance skills and career potential within the field of engineering. The course covers the fundamental electronic engineering concepts and skills required of a technician, including engineering, maths and science as well as providing a sound basis for further study at higher education level. Compulsory units cover working effectively and safely in an engineering environment, and engineering principles and practice. A further mandatory unit covers specific principles of engineering. Delivery of this course is through structured lectures, practical activities, assignments, visits, student-centred learning and personal tutorials. Course Content    

Analogue and Digital Electronics Control Electronics Mechatronics Automation

Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including maths and science. Career Opportunities This program gives skills that are valued by employers. It provides a clear route into a wide range of engineering activities as a technician or apprentice. Course Progression Options in higher education, including HNCs and Foundation degrees, providing a satisfactory level of maths and science is obtained by taking the additional advanced maths and science unit as part of this course, or an equivalent qualification.

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Engineering (Mechanical)

Engineering (Mechanical) Diploma Part-time Day Release Level 3 The Engineering Diploma Level 3 is aimed at people currently working in all areas of the engineering industry The Engineering Diploma can also form part of an Apprenticeship framework. This exciting programme offers an alternative to traditional AS/A Level study. It provides an opportunity to advance skills and career potential within the field of engineering. The course covers the fundamental mechanical engineering concepts and skills required of a technician, including engineering, maths and science as well as providing a sound basis for further study at higher education level. Compulsory units cover working effectively and safely in an engineering environment, and engineering principles and practice. A further mandatory unit covers specific principles of engineering. Delivery of this course is through structured lectures, practical activities, assignments, visits, student-centred learning and personal tutorials. Course Content

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Health and Safety Milling Turning Engineering Principles CAD Principles of Mechanical Manufacturing

*Advanced Maths and Science is an optional unit, although mandatory for those who wish to progress to HNC/HND. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including maths and science. Career Opportunities This program gives skills that are valued by employers. It provides a clear route into a wide range of engineering activities as a technician or apprentice. Course Progression Options in higher education, including HNCs and Foundation degrees, providing a satisfactory level of maths and science is obtained by taking the additional advanced maths and science unit as part of this course, or an equivalent qualification.

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Fashion and Textiles

Fashion and Textiles UAL Diploma / Extended Diploma Level 3 The fashion and textiles industry can be considered one of the most exciting and dynamic markets within the creative sector with a wide selection of career opportunities, ranging from designing costumes to sustainable textiles or even making synergies between fashion and architecture.

From couture fashion houses to high street retailers, they all need their designers to have the appropriate mix of creative and technical skills. The first year of this course will allow you to develop an understanding of modern fashion enterprise as well as more traditional elements of fashion, textile or costume design. This course will enable you to explore traditional textile techniques such as painting, printing, stitch and collage on fabric in an experimental way, alongside more non-traditional and contemporary techniques, to form flat two-dimensional fabrics or three-dimensional structures. You will develop a repertoire of core skills, ranging from research, design development and illustration to pattern cutting and garment or costume construction. The second year is a more intensive, vocational and highly practical course covering pattern-drafting and garment production techniques and a range of traditional and digital print, styling/editorial work and commercial or live projects.

As well as contemporary practice, you will learn the historical and vocational skill sets to ensure a broad based knowledge of the subject area and the wider Creative Arts. The course will enable you to make informed choices with regard to a career in the Creative Arts sector.. Course Content The first year consists of the following units;

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The second year consists of the following units: Introduction to Visual Language Introduction to Research Skills Introduction to Critical and Contextual Awareness Introduction to Materials, Processes and Technical Skills An Integrated Approach to 2D Problem Solving An Integrated Approach to 3D Problem Solving An Integrated Approach to Time-Based Problem Solving Developing an Art and Design Project Opportunities for Progression

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Characteristics and Contexts in Art and Design Preparation for Progression in Art and Design Engaging with an Audience in Art and Design Project Proposal and Realisation in Art and Design

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English, maths and an art and design subject, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview with a portfolio of artwork. Career Opportunities Opportunities exist throughout the fashion and textiles industry. Successful completion of this course could lead to jobs as a designer for fashion, textiles or costume, fashion stylist, illustrator, wardrobe assistant or supervisor, event coordinator, merchandiser, production manager or buyer. Course Progression On successful completion of the first year Diploma programme you can continue your study of Fashion and Textiles onto the second year: Extended Diploma at Level 3; alternatively you can choose to study for the Art and Design Foundation Diploma, or other further/higher education courses. The second year Extended Diploma programme will prepare and guide you through the UCAS application to progress to a degree. course, such as the BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textiles at Colchester Institute or to employment within the Creative Arts sector, or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles (Apparel).

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Film and Television Production Film and Television Production Level 3 This study programme is designed to equip students with the practical, organisational and analytical skills to make professional standard films, television programmes and online video content. You will learn the skills to plan, film and edit short films. You also will improve your English and maths skills and undertake work experience by filming local companies and charities. You will also be supported in improving your job prospects in the Media Industry, whether that is via a UCAS application to a degree course or applying for work. Over the course of the two years you will produce films in a diverse range of genres including: music video, television advertising, documentary, YouTube film and single camera drama. The underpinning skills in effective communication, teamwork, research, analysis and organisation are developed as they produce films, coursework portfolios and seminar presentations. Some of your coursework will be submitted online through the virtual learning environment. You will use a wide range of equipment including professional standard cameras, tripods and lighting packs. Our Creative Media facilities include Mac suites running Adobe Creative Suite with Premiere and After Effects, PC suites and production areas. The Colchester Campus includes a well-equipped television studio with green-screen facility. You will also learn how to film out on location safely. You will also attend group tutorials and 1-1 tutorials to support your study as well as enrichment activities such as watching films, meeting guest lecturers from the industry and making visits to film and television studios. Course Content

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Preproduction Techniques Film and Video Editing Music Video Production Understanding Video Technology Single Camera Techniques Critical Approaches to Creative Media Productions Interview Techniques for Creative Media Productions Understanding the Creative Media Sector Corporate and Promotional Programme Production

Entry Requirements Normally5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. Career Opportunities Employment in media production in a range of roles, which may include film making, advertising, marketing, television, radio and online content. Course Progression Depending on your age when you start, you will either study a two year extended diploma or a one year diploma before progressing to the second year. Some students who want a top up year after A Levels can apply for only the one year course. After two years, over 50% of our students apply through UCAS to a degree course where they can specialise in different areas of the Creative Industries.

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Furniture Making

Furniture Making Diploma Level 2 and 3 The Furniture Making Diploma programme provides a broad knowledge of competence-based woodworking and furniture making skills. The course programme covers a wide range of traditional and modern skills relating to furniture manufacture. You will be working towards Level 1 and 2 in the first year and 2 and 3 in the second year.

Practical workshop sessions are combined with class tuition and computer-aided learning to help build a portfolio of evidence. There are end of unit written assignments for each unit and practical work is designed to meet the practical requirements for these units. Course Content Furniture Making Diploma Units of study for level 2

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Design Processes in Furniture Making Attaching Doors, Drawers and Fittings in Furniture Making Furniture Making by Hand Health and Safety within Furniture and Furnishing Making Environments Timber Technology in Furniture Making Planning for Career Pathways in Furniture and Furnishing Industries Professional Responsibilities in Furniture and Furnishing Making Environments Sustainability in the Timber Trade Technical Drawings and Workshop Geometry

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Assemble Furniture Components by Hand Prototype Design in Furniture Making Research and Product Design in Furniture Making Supervision in a Furniture and Furnishing Making Environment Hand Finishing Methods in Furniture Making

Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs (grades A*-E), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an interview. Entry to level 3 is based on the satisfactory completion of the level 2 qualification and report from the progression board. Career Opportunities Various opportunities in cabinet making and joinery. Course Progression Progression to and/or completion of NVQ Level 2/3 dependent on evidence submitted.

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Graphic Arts

Graphic Arts UAL Diploma / Extended Diploma Level 3 This is a broad based programme designed to help you gain skills and knowledge in various areas of Graphic Arts including illustration, animation, photography, typography, and 3D design. You will explore digital software and practical, hands on, approaches including drawing and penmanship. The Graphic Arts Diploma course is particularly appropriate for school leavers and mature students who have an interest in graphic design and computing arts. Blending traditional design techniques with interactive digital processes, you will produce a variety of work suitable for branding, multi-media platforms, moving image, advertising, print and publishing, gaming and smart technologies. The course is taught through a combination of digital, drawing and craft workshops, lectures, independent study and critical self -appraisal, visual presentations and peer group activities. Course Content The Graphic Arts UAL Diploma programme units may include

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Illustration Typography Photography 3d Modelling and Design Animation Developing Critical Thinking Skills Computer Game Development and Concept Art Interactive Media Sequential and Narrative Art Improving English and Maths Researching Progression in Art and Design Developing Presentation and Exhibition Skills Exploring Art and Design Contexts, Histories and Theories

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English, maths and an art and design subject, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview with a portfolio of artwork. Career Opportunities Animator, illustrator, graphics - design and communication, branding, interactive design, advertising, printing, publishing and character games development. Course Progression On successful completion of this one year programme you can continue your study of Graphic Arts on a one year Extended Diploma Level 3. Alternatively students can choose to study for the Art and Design Foundation Diploma, or Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeship. Depending on your age and prior attainment, some learners may also progress to Higher Education, for example to a BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme

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Hairdressing

Hairdressing Diploma Level 3 The Hairdressing Diploma Level 3 programme is aimed at level 2 stylists wishing to learn the skills needed to become a senior stylist. Emphasis is placed on students working to an advanced level and developing their individual skills and talents. When not working on real-life clients, you are taught through a number of practical sessions and assessments, alongside classroom sessions and guided assignments. Course Content Hairdressing Diploma Level 3 units may include the following:

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Monitoring and Maintaining Health and Safety in the Salon Consultation Support Cut Women’s Hair to Create a Variety of Looks Style Women’s Hair Using a Variety of Techniques Colour Hair to Create a Variety of Looks Colour Correction Perm Hair to Create a Variety of Looks Creative Hairdressing Design Skills

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-E), including English and maths. Entry on to Level 3 is subject to satisfactory completion of the Level 2 qualification. Career Opportunities Opportunities may include employment in industry at a supervisory level and technical support with major product manufacturers, television/film studios, cruise liners or leisure complexes. Course Progression

Students could progress to higher education courses, such as a Foundation Degree in Salon Management.

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Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care BTEC 90 Credit / Extended Diploma Level 3 This three A Level equivalent study programme is designed to meet the changing circumstances within the health and social care sectors. During the programme, you will acquire transferable knowledge and skills whilst gaining up to 200 hours vocational experience in a variety of work-based settings. The programme offers an education in health and social care that can be utilised as a stepping stone for progression to undergraduate studies relating to a range of careers or towards employment. Course Content The Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma programme contains a mix of modules that incorporate a range of topics giving students broad learning of the area. Topics include: • Equality, Diversity and Rights • Developing Effective Communication • Development Through Life Stages • Psychological and Sociological Perspectives • Anatomy and Physiology • Health, Safety and Security

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English Language, Maths and 3 other science or humanities GCSEs (2 of the 5 being at grade B or above), or a relevant level 2 qualification with a Distinction plus English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above. Completion of a successful interview, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check* and excellent references are also required. *Please note: There is an approximate charge of £60 for an online DBS check. Career Opportunities On successful completion of the course you could enter employment in the healthcare industry or with further study you may want to look at a career in social work, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy or teaching. To explore varied and exciting careers in health and social care, look on the NHS Careers website www.nhscareers.nhs.uk. Course Progression On successful completion of the course you could progress to higher education or health and social care related professional training courses. For example; nursing, teaching, social work and occupational therapy.

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Hospitality

Hospitality Supervision and Leadership – Restaurant or Front Office NVQ Level 3 The Hospitality and Supervision Leadership course programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the dynamic hospitality industry. You will benefit from plenty of hands-on practical experience by working in our award-winning commercial restaurants providing a range of front of house services.

It covers a wide range of topics, including Interpersonal Skills, Sales, Team Development and Health and Safety. Specialist subjects will develop supervisory skills within the training restaurants/receptions operated by the centre. This programme leads to a City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 qualification. You will complete a NVQ Diploma in Front of House Reception and a NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service at Level 2 in year one and a NVQ in Supervision and Leadership at Level 3 in year two. You also have the opportunity to undertake the BIIAB Personal Licence Certificate. Course Content The Hospitality Supervision and Leadership course comprises of eight units, five core including:

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Team Leadership Customer Service Health and Safety

You then select up to five optional units, which relate to your chosen area of supervision. Approximately 80% of the course is practical and 20% theory. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs (grades A*-E), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an interview. Career Opportunities Employment in a supervisory capacity within the range of establishments in the catering, hospitality and leisure industries. Entry on to Level 3 is subject to satisfactory completion of the Level 2 qualification. Course Progression

Students could progress to a Foundation Degree at Colchester Institute.

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Interactive Media

Interactive Media and Games Level 3 Interactive Media and Games Level 3 The Interactive Media and Games Level 3 course is for learners who wish to develop their skills in animation, computer games design, audio, visual design and social marketing with a view to entering employment in this growing industry. This study programme is designed to equip students with the practical, organisational and analytical skills to make professional quality media products and develop skills in digital graphics and computer games. You will also learn how to plan, implement and evaluate your project work based on industry style briefs. You will be supported in improving your job prospects in the Media Industry, whether that is via a UCAS application to a degree course or applying for work. Over the course of the two years you will develop your theoretical and practical skills in audio/visual techniques, brand marketing and the Creative Skills Industry. The underpinning skills in effective communication, teamwork, research, analysis, writing styles and organisation are developed as you produce coursework portfolios, digital submissions and seminar presentations. The course has a wide range of equipment including the Creative Media Suite including a projection room, a PC suite, a Mac suite and seven editing rooms equipped with Mac computers running Adobe Creative Suite and modelling software. We have an extensive resource of camera, sound and lighting equipment. The Colchester campus also includes a well-equipped television studio with green-screen facility and a soundproof audio studio with technical support available. Along with the media classes you will also attend group tutorials and 1-1 tutorials to support your study, as well as enrichment activities such as playing a variety of games consoles, meeting guest lecturers from the industry and making visits to local companies. Course Content Year 1

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Pre-production techniques for the Creative Media Industries Communication skills for Creative Media Production Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries Understanding the Creative Media Sector Digital Graphics for Interactive Media Interactive Media Design Sound in Interactive Media Motion Graphics and Compositing Video Drawing Concept Art for Computer Games Computer Game Design

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Creative Media Production Management Project Working to a Brief in the Creative Media Industries Critical Approaches to Creative Media Products Computer Game Platforms and Technologies Designing Idents for Television Graphic Narrative Production 3D Animation 3D Environments Computer Game Engines

Entry Requirements Normally 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. Career Opportunities There is a growing range of careers in the interactive media sector including work within film and television production, advertising, computer games design, landscape and architecture virtualisation, web design, Social Media and Digital marketing. Course Progression Depending on your age when you start, you will either study a two year extended diploma or a one year diploma before progressing to the second year. Some students who want a top up year after A levels can apply for only the one year course. After two years, over 50% of our Media students apply through UCAS to a degree course where they can specialise in different areas of the Creative Industries.

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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (Technician) City & Guilds Diploma Level 3 This exciting programme offers an alternative to traditional AS/A Level study. It provides an opportunity to advance skills and career potential within the field of engineering. This programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of local, regional and national mechanical engineering employers and also prepare you for study at a higher level. You will have the opportunity to develop and design components and machinery used in many industries like manufacturing, construction, water, power, health and transport. The course covers the fundamental mechanical engineering concepts and skills required of a technician, including engineering, maths and science as well as providing a sound basis for further study at higher education level. You will work within our fully-equipped engineering workshop combining practical activities with lectures, assignments, visits, personal and group tutorials. This is a workrelated qualification, with content reflecting the rapidly developing technologies in industry. You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills. Compulsory units cover working effectively and safely in an engineering environment and engineering principles and practice. A further mandatory unit covers specific principles of engineering. Delivery is through structured lectures, practical activities, assignments, visits, student-centred learning and personal tutorials. Sessions are shared with day release students. Course Content Mechanical Engineering Diploma Level 3 Units may include:

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Mechanical Principles Mechanical Maintenance CAD Turning Milling CNC Machining English, Maths and Progression into Industry

Optional Unit

Advanced Maths and Science*

*This unit is required for students who wish to progress onto a HNC/HND in Engineering Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. Career Opportunities This programme gives skills that are valued by employers. It provides a clear route into a wide range of engineering activities as a technician or apprentice. Course Progression Options in higher education, including HNCs and Foundation Degrees, providing a satisfactory level of maths and science is obtained by taking the additional advanced maths and science unit as part of this course, or an equivalent qualification.

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Music (Popular)

Music (Popular Music) Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 The course is designed to give you a solid base for work in the music industry or progression to a higher education course. This is achieved through a balanced programme that includes the study of performance, composition, music technology, music history and music business. Instrumental lessons from teachers of the highest quality are included in the course. The developed skills are applied to the preparation and performance at gigs both in College and at local venues and workshops. The Popular Music Diploma is a course for learners who are committed to making a career in music and appreciate the need for both practical and academic skills to be successful in the music industry. The emphasis is on practical skills, musicianship and academic work underpinned by classroom tuition and a range of extracurricular events including workshops and gigs. You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year. Course Content Popular Music Level 3 Diploma Units include:

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Composing Music Concert Production and Staging Improvising Music Music Performance Session Styles Music Performance Techniques Music Theory and Harmony Operating Live Sound and Music Sequencing.

Entry Requirements Minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) or Music Diploma Level 2 (Merit/Distinction). All eligible applicants will be auditioned and should have sufficient ability to succeed on the course. Candidates will be expected to perform on one instrument (which can include voice) to a good level of proficiency at equivalent to grade 4/5 Rockschool or ABRSM examination standard or above. Career Opportunities A career in music might focus on education work (teaching or working as a performer in education), on composing and arranging, on technology (recording or instrument technology), on management and administration or on a whole range of opportunities in the publishing and retail sectors. Course Progression The course prepares students for progression to higher education courses in popular music and music technology, such as the Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) in Popular Music at Colchester Institute.

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Music Technology

Music Technology Sub Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 This programme is designed to give you a solid base for work in the dynamic music industry as a creative music technician or allow progression to a higher level course. The course focuses on technology as a tool for the creative musician. Much of the work involves original composition and production. Each project you complete is designed to be realistic to what you would expect in industry. Colchester Institute has three digital recording studios and a large computer music studio which are continually maintained and upgraded. The emphasis of the Music Technology Diploma is on practical skills and production and musical awareness underpinned by classroom tuition, academic work and a range of extra-curricular events including workshops and demonstrations. You will complete a number of workshops and demonstrations facilitated by current and ex-industry professionals supported by classroom sessions and extracurricular activities including supporting community projects. The assessment is project-based and is of a predominantly practical nature, underpinned by academic work. You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year. Course Content

Music Technology Extended Diploma Level 3 Units include:

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Sound Recording Sequencing Audio Engineering Live Sound Operation and Acoustics.

As well as specialist units in music technology there are a number of units, such as Listening Skills and Music Theory, which are designed to facilitate students’ musical development. Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview with a portfolio of relevant experience. Candidates are expected to be able to demonstrate some prior experience of either music software sequencing or sound recording. This could be a portfolio of tracks they have produced either on CD/DVD or online. Career Opportunities A career in music might focus on education, composing and arranging for film, television, studio engineering, live sound engineering, producing, management and administration or on a range of opportunities in the publishing and retail sectors. Course Progression Progression to higher education courses in music technology or popular music, such as the Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) in Popular Music or the BA (Hons) in Film Music and Soundtrack Production at Colchester Institute.

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Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 The Musical Theatre Level 3 Extended Diploma programme allows you to develop your singing, acting and dance techniques and the effective integration of these skills in performance, through a range of different styles and methods. You will participate in a variety of units ranging from dance, acting and singing through to business. The skills developed in these units are then applied to live musical theatre performances and showcases throughout the two years. The performing projects are designed to be a realistic experience of the musical theatre profession and will prepare you for study at higher education level or a range of work opportunities in the industry. It is suited to learners who are committed to going into the performing arts and who appreciate the need for both the practical and academic skills to survive the rigours of the performing arts industry. Extensive practical work is undertaken and is combined with relevant theory and academic inquiry. You will need to analyse practical work in written evaluations and to write essays on texts and practitioners relating to historical and contemporary dance works as required. There are a variety of modes of delivery including workshops, lectures, performances, tutorials, seminars and traditional classroom activities. You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year.

Course Content Musical Theatre Level 3 Diploma units may include:

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Performance Workshop Musical Theatre Performance Singing Jazz Ballet Tap Urban Contemporary Principles of Acting Drama Improvisation Rehearsing and Performing

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an audition. Career Opportunities The course prepares you for work in the performing arts industry. It might lead to work as a performer as well as jobs related to performance such as arts administration, teaching, choreography or stage management.

Course Progression The course prepares you for entrance to higher education courses such as the BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at ArtsEd or BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at Colchester Institute.

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Photography

Photography UAL Diploma / Extended Diploma Level 3 Photography is one of the UK’s creative industries and can provide an exciting career with a wide range of career opportunities from forensic or scientific photography to advertising and editorial photographer. The first year of the Photography UAL Diploma course will allow you to develop a broad approach to art and design and experiment with different media. You will be introduced to a range of photographic approaches and techniques that will allow you to find personal areas of interest (such as portraiture, advertising, documentary or fine art photography) which you will explore and refine. The work of key historical and contemporary practitioners is introduced and discussed, and individual research in and around photography will back up your practical skills. The second year is a more intensive, vocational and highly practical course focusing on the development of expertise within your specialist area and developing a professional portfolio, and self-marketing by producing business cards, postcards and promotional materials, and creating and maintaining a website. As well as contemporary practice, you will learn the historical and vocational skill sets to ensure a broad based knowledge of the subject area and the wider Creative Arts. You will also have the opportunity to work on commercial or live projects. The course will enable you to make informed choices with regard to a career in the Creative Arts sector.

Course Content The first year of the course consists of the following units;

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Introduction to Visual Language Introduction to Research Skills Introduction to Critical and Contextual Awareness Introduction to Materials, Processes and Technical Skills An Integrated Approach to 2D Problem Solving An Integrated Approach to 3D Problem Solving An Integrated Approach to Time-Based Problem Solving Developing an Art and Design Project

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Characteristics and Contexts in Art and Design Preparation for Progression in Art and Design Engaging with an Audience in Art and Design Project Proposal and Realisation in Art and Design

Entry Requirements Normally 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English, maths and an art and design subject, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview with a portfolio of artwork. Career Opportunities Opportunities exist ranging from freelance photography to work for a wide range of employers, including creative businesses, publishers and photographic agencies, or in the education or public sector. Most professional photographers specialise in one area, such as commercial photography (including product, fashion, food or illustration photography), fine art, picture editing, picture research, photojournalism or social photography. Course Progression

On successful completion of the first year Diploma programme you can continue your study of Photography onto the second year: Extended Diploma at Level 3; alternatively you can choose to study for the Art and Design Foundation Diploma, or other further/higher education courses. The second year Extended Diploma programme will prepare and guide you through the UCAS application to progress to a degree course, such as the BA (Hons) in Photography at Colchester Institute or to employment within the Creative Arts sector, or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media (Photography or Video Production).

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Professional Chefs

Professional Chefs VRQ Advanced Diploma Level 3 The Professional Chefs Advanced Diploma programme continues the development of professional cookery skills to an advanced level with associated knowledge. Students will need to be well motivated and committed to a career within the catering industry.

You will refine your skills through practical work in the patisserie, larder and production kitchens. Classroom activity will include assignments, restaurant and dish evaluation and online research. There are coursework and practical assessments throughout the year and two practical assessments at the end of the year. Course Content The course comprises 11 units, six of which are practical and designed to develop and refine technical skills. There are also five units covering areas such as:

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Sourcing Produce Gastronomy Supervising Food Safety

Entry Requirements Satisfactory completion of the Level 2 Professional Cookery programme. Demonstration of good practical skills, including some work experience within the hotel and catering industry. Career Opportunities Employment as a chef in the hotel and catering industry, with the potential to rise to a senior position on an accelerated career path. Course Progression Students may progress to a Foundation or BA (Hons) Degree in Culinary Arts.

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Professional Cookery

Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 3 This programme is aimed at students who would like to learn advanced methods of food preparation and cooking. The professional Cookery NVQ Diploma course consists of units, covering food safety, health hygiene and safety as well as the development of positive working relationships. The practical units cover a range of commodities including fish, meat, poultry and vegetable dishes as well as the production of sauces, soups and dough products. Practical skills development whilst working in the College’s excellently resourced training kitchens. Related theory will also be covered via numerous learning packages. Knowledge is tested through a specifically designed online assessment package. Entry Requirements Level 2 achievement in a food preparation and cooking qualification. Applicants will be assessed individually, considering previous experience.

Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 3 (part-time) The Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 3 programme is aimed at students who would like to learn advanced methods of food preparation and cooking. Course Content Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 3 units The course consists of units, covering food safety, health hygiene and safety as well as the development of positive working relationships. The practical units cover a range of commodities including fish, meat, poultry and vegetable dishes as well as the production of sauces, soups and dough products. Practical skills development whilst working in the College’s excellently resourced training kitchens. Related theory will also be covered via numerous learning packages. Knowledge is tested through a specifically designed online assessment package. Entry Requirements Level 2 achievement in a food preparation and cooking qualification. Applicants will be assessed individually, considering previous experience. Career Opportunities Employment as a chef in the hotel and catering industry, with the potential to rise to a senior position on an accelerated career path. Course Progression Students may progress onto Foundation degree level study.

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Professional Musician

Professional Musician Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 The Professional Musician Extended Diploma course has been carefully developed to prepare you for a professional career in music and to study music at degree level through a broad and exciting range of music and musical activities. Based in a department that has offered music degrees for 40 years, it incorporates the opportunity to take Music AS/A Level and tuition for ABRSM theory and practical grades in order to offer you the fullest possible experience of music. All course tutors and instrumental teachers are experienced professional musicians ranging from Glastonbury headliners to music college professors, many of whom teach at degree and masters levels. The Professional Musician Diploma course is delivered using Music Department’s superb university-style facilities and students are encouraged to join our renowned ensembles such as choirs, wind orchestra, clarinet ensembles, jazz orchestra and rock bands. The course provides many opportunities to participate in a wide range of musical experiences. It is delivered through a combination of practical music making, classroom theory, seminars, tutorials and assignments. You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year. Course Content Professional Musician Level 3 Lessons include:

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Weekly Performance Workshop Composition and Arranging Developing Aural and Musicianship Skills Musical Theory and Harmony Workshops and Concerts by Professional Musicians and Ensembles Exploring Music History The Music Industry

Entry Requirements Minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) or Music Diploma Level 2 (Merit/Distinction). All eligible applicants will be auditioned and should have sufficient ability to succeed on the course. Candidates will be expected to perform on an instrument (which can include voice) to a good level of proficiency at equivalent to Grade 5 ABRSM standard or above. Career Opportunities Students have gone on from the course to pursue careers in all aspects of the music industry from performing, teaching, composing and arranging to arts management, journalism and studio recording. Course Progression Around 90% of our students progress to higher education. Many progress onto the BA (Hons) in Music at Colchester Institute, while others go on to universities and colleges such as The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Royal Academy of Music, Rotterdam Conservatoire, and The Royal Northern College.

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Public Services

Public Services BTEC 90 Credit /Extended Diploma Level 3 The Public Services BTEC Diploma qualifications are targeted at learners who would like to gain employment in the uniformed public services sector. The qualifications are suitable for those who would like to enter employment in an operational role or in an office-based role supporting the uniformed public services.

This course will help you develop the skills you need in order to understand the uniformed public services sector. The Public Services BTEC Diploma course provides many opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. You will be encouraged to explore factors that may support a variety of roles within the uniformed services, such as understanding behaviour, knowing communication systems and how the international environment affects the roles of the uniformed services. Delivery includes a mixture of lectures, practical activities, outside visits and visiting specialist speakers from the public services. There will also be workshops and tutorials relating to the assignment programme. Course Content Public Services BTEC Diploma Compulsory Units:

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Government, Policies and the Public Services Adventurous Activities Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services Understanding Discipline within the Uniformed Public Services

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Communication and Technology in Public Services Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle in the Public Services Current Media Affairs in the Public Services Responding to Emergency Service Incidents Crime and its Effects on Societies Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Service Career Planning for the Public Services

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification and appropriate English and maths qualifications, and an interview. Career Opportunities This course provides an ideal opportunity to prepare for employment in a wide range of public service occupations such as the Police, Fire Service, Royal Navy, Army, etc. Students may also progress to public service-related higher education courses and general business courses. Course Progression A range of higher education programmes.

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Sport (Development)

Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC 90 Credit / Extended Diploma Level 3 The Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Extended Diploma course will provide the opportunity to develop practical vocational skills, knowledge and understanding for work and coaching in the expanding area of leisure and recreation. A variety of learning styles are developed. These include formal class learning, group work, presentation and individual tutorials relating to the assessment programme. Learners initially enrol on the course as a one year programme with the option to leave after successfully completing the first year. On completion of Year 1 students will normally progress onto Year 2. Course Content The Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) course content is made up from a combination of the following units:

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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport The Physiology of Fitness Assessing Risk in Sport Fitness Training and Programming Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise Sports Coaching Sports Development Practical Team Sports Practical Individual Sports Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Sports Nutrition Current Issues in Sport Leadership in Sport Exercise, Health and Lifestyle Exercise for Specific Groups Analysis of Sports Performance Talent Identification and Development in Sport Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology for Sports Performance

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Sports and Exercise Massage Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People Work Experience in Sport Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport The Athlete’s Lifestyle Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Sports Facilities and Operational Management Profiling Sports Performance Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Sciences Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths or equivalent, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification and appropriate English and maths qualifications, and an interview. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)* check will also be required. *Please note: There is an approximate charge of £60 for an online DBS check. Career Opportunities Trainee supervisory positions in sport and recreation, for example as lifeguards, coaches, fitness instructors or recreation assistants. Course Progression The full level 3 qualification enables access to higher education or a Bachelor Degree in a related subject at university.

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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching College Diploma Level 3 This course is designed to give you qualifications and practical skills directly applicable to the sports industry. The main themes of the College Diploma are sports coaching, sports leadership, working with children and fitness instructing. The course is made up of a diverse range of modules that form the College Diploma in Sports Coaching. A variety of learning styles are developed and include formal classroom lessons, group work, presentations, individual tutorials and practical coaching sessions. All students are encouraged to find voluntary work in sports coaching prior to starting the course. Course Content Sports Coaching Diploma students have the opportunity to achieve a range awards that may include the following – Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leaders – this includes Event Management, Disability Sport and Emergency First Aid Training. 30 UCAS points are awarded on achieving this qualification.

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1st4sport Level 3 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based exercise) NGB Coaching Awards in Different Sports (includes FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football) – subject to tutor availability Safeguarding of Children Training

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths or equivalent, plus one year’s coaching experience and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)* check, and an interview. *Please note: There is an approximate charge of £60 for an online DBS check. Career Opportunities Opportunities for employment are within the sport and recreation sector, particularly in sports facilities, schools, sports coaching organisations and fitness gyms. The modules on the course are recognised nationally in the sport, leisure and recreation field, providing students with very comprehensive curriculum vitaes (CVs). Course Progression As the College Diploma is a diverse combination of various awards it is not nationally recognised in its own right (although each individual award is). The opportunity may exist for students to progress onto Higher Education. The extra UCAS points available may enhance a university application.

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Technical Theatre

Technical Theatre BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 Set, lighting, sound, props and costume! These are a few of the considerations required to put together a production. This course looks at each of these and more develop skills that are transferable from an arena sized concert or a theatrical production all the way to small scale touring theatre. Employment has grown alongside technology in this area and so there are job and higher education opportunities for students who complete this course of study. The Technical Theatre Extended Diploma course programme focuses on developing the broad range of skills necessary for progression to work or further study at degree level in technical theatre. The qualification has been designed to meet the needs of the creative and cultural industries. The emphasis is on practical skills underpinned by theoretical understanding and industry standard health and safety practices. Much of the work will be in support of the wide range of performances in theatre, dance and music that take place each year as well as having opportunity to speak to industry professionals, take part in production workshops and visit local and regional theatres. Each project you complete is designed to be realistic to what you would expect in industry. Course Content You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year.

Technical Theatre Level 3 Diploma units may include:

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Production Arts Workshop Production Arts Planning Production for Theatre Performance Assistant Stage Management Stage Management Stage Lighting Operations Stage Sound Operations Stage Technical Maintenance Performing Arts Events Management

Entry Requirements Normally 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. Career Opportunities The creative and cultural industries are one of the country’s major employers. There are many opportunities in the field of production arts including stage management, sound operation, lighting design and operation, rigging and set construction. This may involve working in a theatre, an arts centre, schools and colleges, conference venues or touring. Course Progression Successful students could progress directly into work or on to higher education courses such as the Foundation Degree/BA (Hons) in Technical Theatre at Colchester Institute, BA (Hons) in Lighting Design at Rose Bruford or BA (Hons) in Technical Theatre in East 15.

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Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles Diploma Level 3 The Vehicle Accident Repair course is for learners who have already achieved a level 2 paint qualification and wish to develop their paint skills further. The course will enable the learners to develop skills and understanding of the procedures for the refinishing of new and repaired vehicle panels. This will be completed by working on real customer’s vehicles and simulated work. Course Content The Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles Diploma course units will include:

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Preparation of New and Repaired Panels Skills in Paint Mixing and Matching Spot Repair Skills in the Application of Primers, 2k Solid Colour, Water Born Basecoat, Clear Coat and 3 Stage Pearl Introduction to SMART Repair and Custom Paint Techniques The Ability to Identify and Rectify a Range of Paint Faults

This will be supported by both practical and theory lessons with a bias toward practical work. Entry Requirements A level 2 paint qualification, or a minimum of 2 years’ industrial experience in a commercial body/paint shop. Consent from the progression review board. Course Progression Employment within the motor trade as a painter or the opportunity to study at a higher level of education such as HNCs and Foundation Degrees or look to specialise further in paint principles.

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Welding

Welding Fabrication Day Release Level 3 An intensive course designed to produce craft persons capable of employment in industry. This modular scheme develops practical skills and theoretical knowledge to a level that suits the individual’s needs. The mandatory units are Metal-Arc Gas Shielded, Tungsten-Arc Gas Shielded, Manual Metal-Arc, Engineering Drawing, Fabrication, Materials and Science and Calculations. Class-led activities include theory, practical tasks and demonstrations. Entry Requirements For the Level 3 day time programme it is expected that individuals will be employed in the welding or fabrication industry.

Welding and Fabrication Practice Certificate Level 3 The Welding and Fabrication Practice Certificate Level 3 programme covers a range of different advanced techniques required by industry including welding of fine grained, low alloy steel and stainless steel. The programme makes extensive use of practical training in our modern fabrication and welding workshops, where you acquire the skills to operate manual metal-arc, metal arc gas shielded and tungsten arc gas shielded processes. This is a work-related qualification, with content reflecting the developing technologies in industry. You will combine practical activities such as engineering drawing with lectures, assignments, personal and group tutorials. On successful completion, you will be competent in the welding of fine grained, low alloy steel and stainless steel. Fabrication skills will involve engineering drawing and the production of fabricated exercises requiring competence in pattern development. Delivery includes a combination of classroom lectures and tutorials, workshop practice and demonstrations. Course Content Welding and Fabrication Level 3 You will study the Certificate in year one and Diploma in year two. Subjects may include MAGS welding, sheet metal fabrication, calculations, metalarc gas and tungsten-arc gas shielded welding, and manual metal art welding. Level 3 Units may include:

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Materials Technology Welding Processes and Technology Related Studies Fabrication Processes and Technology English, Maths and Employability

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview. Career Opportunities Employment in a variety of industries where fabrication and welding processes are required. Course Progression Students can progress to further study in specialised units or continue to university.

Welding Practice Evening Programme Level 3 An intensive course designed to produce crafts-persons capable of employment in the welding and fabrication industry. This modular scheme develops practical skills and theoretical knowledge to a level that suits the individual’s needs. The mandatory units are Metal-Arc Gas Shielded, Tungsten-Arc Gas Shielded, Manual Metal-Arc, Engineering Drawing, Materials and Science and Calculations. Class-led activities include theory, practical tasks and demonstrations. Entry Requirements For the day time programme it is expected that individuals will be employed in the welding or fabrication industry.

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