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Higher Education Course Guide 2014/15


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Contents Engineering Level 4 BTEC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (HNC) 16 Foundation Degree (FdSc) Motorsport Engineering 17

Introduction Welcome 3 The higher education experience 4 Finance 5 How to apply 6 Disability support 6 Access/Pre-degree Access to Higher Education 7 Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 8 Business BA (Hons) Business Management 9 Childhood Studies BA (Hons) Early Childhood Professional Studies 10 BA (Hons) Early Childhood Professional Studies 3rd year 10 Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years, Playwork & Education 11

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Equine BSc (Hons) Equine Science with Rehabilitation Therapies 18 Foundation Degree (FdSc) Equine Science with Rehabilitation Therapies 19 Humanities BA (Hons) Sociology and English Literature 20 BA (Hons) History and English Literature 20 BA (Hons) History and Sociology 21 Psychology & Sociology BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies 22 Teacher Training & Education Post-compulsory sector 23

Computing BSc (Hons) Computer Science 12 Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computer Science 13

Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour 24 Foundation Degree (FdSc) Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour 25

Construction and Civil Engineering Level 4 Diploma in Construction (HNC) 14 Edexcel/BTEC Level 6 Diplomas in Construction 14 Level 5 Diploma in Civil Engineering (HND) 15

Applied Animal Science Foundation Degree (FdSc) Applied Animal Science 26

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Welcome Anglia Ruskin University is pleased to work in partnership with the College of West Anglia to provide you with a choice of higher education programmes locally. A university education is an investment in your future and we are dedicated to helping you discover and realise your full academic potential.

In this guide you will find a broad range of higher education courses available at the College of West Anglia through our partnership with Anglia Ruskin University. The compact nature of the college ensures that our students receive unprecedented support from tutors and have the opportunity to form firm friendships with other learners, something that is not always easy in a larger university. At the college, everybody counts and success is attainable. You don’t have to take my word for this; see what our students say throughout this course guide. As well as the high levels of personal support, flexible study is a key feature of what we offer. Many courses offer a full or part-time option to enable you to plan your studies around jobs, families and other commitments. If you do not feel ready to launch straight into higher level study, then we offer a one-year Access to Higher Education option to prepare you for the challenge ahead. It is never too late to change career, gain additional qualifications or simply study a subject that you have always wanted to, but never had the chance. We look forward to helping you achieve your educational and career goals and feel sure you will enjoy your time with us.

By studying with us at the College of West Anglia you are joining a success story. We are working very closely with local, national and international businesses, resulting in, at the time of writing, about 90% of our students being in work or further study six months after graduating and four out of five of them in jobs classified as managerial or professional. I wish you well with your studies and look forward to welcoming you as a new student. Professor Michael Thorne Vice Chancellor Anglia Ruskin University Course Guide 14/15

David Pomfret Principal College of West Anglia

Anglia Ruskin University currently provides education for around 32,000 students at various campuses around the world and we are committed to developing courses to suit your needs. Indeed we have worked with the College of West Anglia to provide courses not available anywhere else in the East of England.

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The higher education experience There is a range of practical, professional and personal support to help make your studies trouble free. Why study a Higher Education (HE) course at the College of West Anglia (CWA)? Major differences between the way UK colleges and universities deliver HE courses mean that college students are graduating with an average of around £17,500 less debt than their university counterparts, according to research released by the Association of Colleges. The AoC’s findings highlight how a combination of greater opportunities to work part-time while studying, the ability to live at home and reduced travel costs are all key factors in minimising the overall debt levels of HE college students. Other reasons why students choose to study HE at CWA rather than university include: • High number of teaching hours • Good levels of tutor access and support • State-of-the-art facilities • Vocational relevance • The focus on teaching • Support network available from family College of West Anglia student Stefanie Speilhaupter said: “I was thrilled when I saw that the College of West Anglia worked in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and offered the type of course I have been looking for”.

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Advice and guidance We have a dedicated higher education support team to help you throughout your time with us. This may include help with finance and general advice to support your studies. We also have a student advisor service for help and advice with issues that may be affecting your personal or academic life. To contact the HE support team please call 01553 815439.

Accommodation Student services can provide details on a range of accommodation options for students studying at all campuses, including private rented housing and home stay. The type of accommodation available varies at each campus. More details can be found on the college website (www.cwa.ac.uk) or by contacting the student services department, telephone 01553 761144.

Childcare The college's Apple Wood Children's Nursery in King's Lynn offers a safe, fun and friendly environment for children aged from 2 months to 5 years. All staff are highly trained and experienced and aim to provide the best possible care and stimulation. The centre is registered with Ofsted and in 2011 received a “good” rating with “outstanding elements” after its latest inspection. The centre is open all year round. Costs vary and are dependent on the child’s age, care period and eating arrangements. For further information please contact the childcare manager on 01553 815348. Please be advised that nursery spaces can get filled very quickly.

Tuition fees At the time of publication, Anglia Ruskin’s tuition fees for courses run by the College of West Anglia for 2014-2015 had not been determined. As a guide, fees for the 2013-2014 academic year were as follows: • Full-time foundation degree or HND/HNC £6,500 per year • Full-time course leading to an honours degree £6,500 per year Fees will be confirmed in August 2014 and published on the ARU website. For up-to-date part-time and overseas student fees please visit: www.anglia.ac.uk You can pay the fees in advance or in instalments; a repayable loan can be taken out for both full-time and part-time courses.

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Finance

Financial support from the university Scholarships As part of the new student finance system, Anglia Ruskin University will offer students from lower income families (under £25,000 per year) a National Scholarship Programme. This scheme is targeted towards students who most need financial help. Full-time students who do not receive an Anglia National Scholarship will continue to be offered some financial support based on level of household income. For more information please visit: www.anglia.ac.uk Financial support from the government Full-time students If you are a full-time student you can apply for: A Tuition Fee Loan to cover tuition charges, which is paid directly to the university each year of study, once you’ve registered on your course.

A Maintenance Loan, available to help with living costs each year of your course. This is paid into your bank account at the start of each term, once you’ve registered on your course. A Maintenance Grant to help you with your living costs each year. You don’t have to pay grants back. The Maintenance Grant is paid into your bank account at the beginning of each term once you’ve registered on your course. Other help Extra financial help is available to disabled students, to full-time students with dependent children, and to full-time students with adult dependents. Part-time students Loans are now available to students studying in the UK to cover the cost of parttime student fees at publicly-funded institutions. For more information and to apply for loans and grants please visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance

What you’ll pay back Once you earn over £21,000 you pay 9% of your income above £21,000. Repayments are normally taken automatically from your salary with tax and National Insurance. Loan interest rates Interest is charged on your loan while you’re studying. Until you start repaying the loan, interest is charged at the rate of inflation plus 3%. Council tax exemption Full-time students, if living alone, are exempt from paying council tax. If you live in a household with another non-student aged over 18, then the household qualifies for a 25% discount on the council tax bill.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an exam for international students wishing to study in a UK university at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It measures the language ability of a candidate and indicates whether they are ready to study or train in English. Repayments of student loans Applicants must achieve a score of 6 or When repayments start above to fulfill the entry requirements. Full-time students begin repaying student loans in the April after finishing their course, For more information please visit: www.anglia.ac.uk if they earn over £21,000. Part-time students will become liable to repay in the April which falls four years after the start date of your course, or in the April after you leave your course, whichever is sooner. www.cwa.ac.uk T: 01553 761144

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Finance To obtain the most recent information on funding arrangements, you should visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance You will need to contact Student Finance England at the above website as soon as you know that you are planning to enrol on an undergraduate course even if you are unsure of the institution where you wish to study at that stage.


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How to apply Please be aware of the different application procedures for full and parttime study as stated below. 1. Full-time study For any full-time BSc, BA, HND or foundation degree course, both home and international students must apply through the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS).

www.ucas.com For further details on the application process please contact UCAS on 0871 4680468 or view their extensive web page at www.ucas.com. Information, application advice and course details are also available from schools, colleges and advisors. The normal closing date for receiving applications is the 2nd week in January. If you miss the deadline, UCAS will still accept applications after this date and the college receives many applications throughout the remainder of the application year, sometimes as late as one week before the course begins, or through ‘Clearing’. The UCAS tariff is designed to allow higher education institutes the opportunity to make offers in the form of points depending on the examinations that applicants are due to sit. An example of a typical offer that you may receive could be 240 points – which

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is equivalent to 3 C’s or B, C and D at A level. After we have considered your application we will write to you and notify UCAS of our decision. In some cases you may be invited to attend an interview before we decide whether to offer you a place. Most mature students are interviewed and for certain courses an interview is necessary. If we offer you a place, it may be: • Unconditional – you have satisfied all the immediate requirements for admission and have been accepted. • Conditional – you must meet certain conditions – normally obtaining certain qualifications or certain grades in examinations. UCAS will send you an offer letter, which clearly states the conditions you must meet. Institution code – The college’s UCAS code is W35, the short institution name is WESTA. 2. Part-time study, Access/pre-degree If you wish to study a degree, foundation degree or HNC programme on a part-time basis or an Access/pre-degree course you will need to apply direct to the college. Please visit: www.cwa.ac.uk/apply

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Disability support If you require this guide in a different format please contact our student services department on 01553 761144. The college caters for a wide range of disabilities and learning difficulties and we welcome applications from students with disabilities or other additional needs. All applications from such students are considered fairly and against the same academic criteria as other applicants. If you consider your needs to be significant and will require substantial additional support please contact our disability co-ordinator on 01553 815357 at your earliest convenience. You may also have an individual support plan. This details the recommended support for your difficulties and/or disability, but can also include special arrangements for medication and examinations. If you pass a copy to the college we will look to respond. Will I get any help with funding? Both full-time and part-time higher education students with disabilities may be eligible for extra financial support. This includes Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA), Access to Learning Fund, Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance. For more information please visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance


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Access/Pre-degree

The College of West Anglia is a longstanding and successful provider of Access courses. These provide sound preparation for higher education and are an excellent way to take the first steps towards a degree or Higher National Diploma. Our Access courses are validated by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA) Course length: 1 year, full-time Location: King’s Lynn campus; Isle campus Entry requirements: There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants would normally be expected to have a grade C (or above) in English language (also maths and science, for the science and nursing pathway) at GCSE or O level. However, all applicants will be interviewed and if you do not have this level of qualification, you may be asked to demonstrate your ability by producing, for example, a piece of writing or sitting an aptitude test. You must be aged 19 or over to join this course. There are a number of different pathways available within the combined Access programme as follows: Humanities and social sciences (King’s Lynn and Isle campuses) – modules offered may include English, history, psychology and sociology. Science and nursing (King’s Lynn campus only) – modules can be chosen from: Human biology, forensic science, health and community studies, physics, chemistry, psychology, geography and level three mathematics. (This course is for professions allied to medicine, but not medicine or dentistry, for which we run a separate Access course). Medicine and dentistry (King’s Lynn campus only) – for full details of this course please visit: www.cwa.ac.uk

and lead to a nationally recognised qualification for entry to university level study. The purpose of the Access programme is to help students regain confidence and study skills that may have been lost through previous bad experiences, or through time. Study time at home should match the time you spend in the classroom. Gemma Barbieri Access to Humanities – English, Sociology and History “I applied to CWA to study for a degree as it’s conveniently located for me. I have two children attending school in King’s Lynn and the idea of commuting wasn’t very attractive. I have found the standard of teaching to be very high, I love the intimacy of such a small campus and, as it is an Anglia Ruskin degree I don’t think future employers will question the standard.” “Definitely enrol, come and meet everyone and really think about the kind of learning environment you want to learn in.”

A big university campus with the whole ‘student lifestyle’ may have been appealing at eighteen but if, like me, you are a more mature student a small, intimate atmosphere with friendly, knowledgeable and approachable staff may make the difference between whether or not you stick out the full three years.

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Access/Pre-degree Course description The foundation diploma in art and design is a high profile, nationally-recognised qualification which continues to provide the necessary conduit between school/sixth form and higher education. The course aims to build on students’ prior knowledge while introducing them to a much broader range of art and design possibilities than they may have previously experienced. The course focuses on developing conceptual thinking alongside practical skills. Preconceptions are changed and ideas are introduced which are intended to extend the students’ critical knowledge, understanding and independence in readiness for higher education level studies. A range of historical and contemporary contextual studies are integrated with the studio programme including lectures, seminars and written assignment. There will be opportunities to attend presentations given by visiting practising professional and you will be able to participate in various exhibition visits during the course.

Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Course length: 1 year, full-time Location: King’s Lynn campus; Isle campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • Students are usually 18 years of age and should normally have at least one GCE A Level supported by three GCSE grades A* to C, including English • Equivalent qualifications may be accepted, i.e. Access, Extended Diploma, etc • You will be invited to attend an interview at which you will be expected to show a portfolio of work which demonstrates evidence of ability and commitment, while suggesting you will benefit from doing the course

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Business

BA (Hons) Business Management N200 - BA/BusMgt

Course length: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • At least two relevant A levels at grade C or above equivalent to 180 points or Extended Diploma with at least a merit/merit/pass grade profile or Access qualification at pass overall with at least two merits • Mature students without the above are considered depending on relevant experience and aptitude

Course description The aim of this course is to equip you with a solid foundation in business and management theory. You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and analytical techniques currently used within a number of business areas. The wide range of course options enable you to focus on areas of particular interest, or to prepare for specific professional requirements. Close ties with international industry and business ensure that course content is aligned with contemporary business practice. This course is about preparing you for the world of business, which means not just giving you the skills that are in use today, but developing you intellectually so that you can continue to learn and grow after you graduate, and keep up with the fastchanging commercial environment.

Sam Ferguson – ARU Student of the Year Sam Ferguson, BA (Hons) Business Management, picked up the prestigious ARU Student of the Year Award. After leaving Downham Market High School Sam spent several years in employment before realising he needed higher level qualifications to achieve his personal goals and ambitions.

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In the three years Sam was at the College of West Anglia he excelled in all his modules, his results saw a steady improvement culminating in six A grades for his seven year three modules including 84% for his dissertation. His overall result was a first class honours degree.

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Childhood Studies Course description Our degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to take up a range of roles within an early-years environment, and act as a positive influence in the lives of young children. Created in response to developments in research and government policy, our course draws on a number of disciplines to produce graduates who can facilitate and support the wellbeing of young children. This degree is run over a three year period, with a wide range of modules studied.

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Professional Studies – 3rd year (subject to validation) XL35 – BA/ISEC Course description

Course Guide 14/15

This course is designed for those students who have successfully gained a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Early Years, Playwork & Education and who wish to achieve the full BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies. This degree will enable you to take up a range of roles within an early-years environment and act as a positive influence in the lives of young children. Created in response to developments in research and government policy, this course draws on a number of disciplines to produce graduates who can facilitate and support the wellbeing of young children.

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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Professional Studies (subject to validation) X310 - BA/ECS

Course length: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • Applicants must be aged 18 or over • A levels in suitable subjects equivalent to 200 UCAS points (please note AS level points are not counted towards the tariff required for this programme) or Extended Diploma equivalent to 200 UCAS points (merit, merit, pass) • Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English, mathematics and science • Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • Successful completion of the Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years, Playwork & Education • DBS check • Note: If you wish to progress to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) please check the current entry requirements for English, maths and science qualifications

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Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years, Playwork & Education (subject to validation) LX5H - Fda/EYCEd Course length: 2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • Applicants must be aged 18 or over • Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ proven relevant work experience and be able to arrange to spend two days a week in an early years setting, if not already doing so • Applicants must have relevant level 3 qualifications • Level 2 English qualification (GCSE, GCE grade C or above, CSE grade 1 or level 2 adult literacy) • DBS check • Note: If you wish to progress to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), please ensure that you check the current entry requirements for English, maths and science qualifications

Childhood Studies Course description This course is designed for people with suitable level three qualifications, preferably in childcare, who have experience working in an early-years environment. The degree will appeal to you if you have an interest in young children’s learning and development. You will explore young children’s physical, social, emotional, language and cognitive development and current policies and practices, using examples drawn from the UK and elsewhere. The focus is on gaining the vocational skills required to succeed within an early-years, playwork and educational setting and on giving you the skills required to continue to develop in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing environment. The foundation degree is run over a two year period, with a wide range of modules to study. A work placement of 700 hours will be an essential part of the programme.

Tetiana Mikalova – Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years, Playwork & Education “I would recommend CWA because it’s friendly and a very supportive place to complete your studies. I also like the fact it’s local so I don’t need to move away to complete a degree. Once I have finished the foundation degree I would like to complete the full degree and then progress into teacher training.”

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Computing

BSc (Hons) Computer Science G401 - BSc/CS

This course is for anyone wishing to work in computing, networking information technology or business information systems, or anyone wishing to progress to a PGCE and work either as a teacher or lecturer. Like all higher level computing courses at the college the BSc (Hons) is module based and covers the basic areas of computing and information technology. It also offers the ability to study the CISCO CCNA curriculum alongside the main degree programme. Modules are primarily practical based wherever possible, using a wide range of relevant software on a variety of computer platforms.

Geoff Grundell – BSc Computer Science

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“I chose to study a degree at the College of West Anglia as I had previously studied there and really enjoyed it, so I decided to stay. It also meant I didn’t need to move away from home, as the college is within walking distance from my house. This is very convenient as I would have to pay for train fares or rent if I was studying at the main Anglia Ruskin University campus.” “My experience studying here has been great. At times the course can get tough, but the rewards afterwards are great.

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Course length: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • A levels in suitable subjects equivalent to 200 UCAS points or Extended Diploma equivalent to 200 UCAS points (merit, merit, pass) or successful completion of an Access to computing course • Applicants with suitable experience will also be considered • All students must have GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above

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Computing

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computer Science L100 - FdSc/CS

Course length: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • A levels in suitable subjects equivalent to 160 UCAS points or Extended Diploma equivalent to 160 UCAS points (merit, pass, pass) or successful completion of an Access to computing course • Applicants with suitable experience will also be considered • All students must have GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above

Course description This course is for anyone wishing to work in computing, networking information technology or business information systems who do not necessarily have the academic qualifications for the full BSc (Hons) course. Like all higher level computing courses at the college, the FdSc is module based and covers the basic areas of computing and information technology. It also offers the ability to study the CISCO CCNA curriculum alongside the main degree programme. Modules are primarily practical based wherever possible, using a wide range of relevant software on a variety of computer platforms.

Course Guide 14/15

This course follows the core modules of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science with the addition of some work based assignments, which require students to undergo a work placement. The work placements can either be with a student’s existing employer or with an organisation currently participating in the programme.

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Construction and Civil Engineering

Level 4 Diploma in Construction (HNC)

Course description This course is for those who wish to develop a professional approach to construction – both on and off-site. Students who have been on the course previously have come from employment areas such as design, site management, quantity surveying, surveying and craft areas. The construction department has over 30 years of experience in delivering HE programmes and has always given a high profile to this part of its provision. The course offers a flexible, modular driven programme, which provides students with high quality learning experiences. Our programme directly services the needs of local and national companies, thus enabling the department to maintain its links with the roots of the industry.

Course length: 2 years part-time and will involve day release comprising 34 weeks per year Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • Applicants must possess one (or more) of the following: • Level 3 qualification in construction • Craft qualification plus work experience/bridging units • Work experience in a construction area • Mature applicants considered

Edexcel/BTEC Level 6 Diplomas in Construction These new qualifications are now available and the college is currently developing a framework for progression from HNC (level 4) and HND (level 5) onto this new framework. The level 6 subsidiary diploma allows candidates to take part in this degree level programme and achieve a part-qualification worth 60 credits. The diploma is worth 90 credits and the extended diploma is equivalent to the full 120 credits. Those with HNC or HND may enter the framework at an appropriate point, although the whole framework from entry at level 3 would provisionally take five years in day attendance format. Further details will be published on the college website as the framework is developed. Course Guide 13/14

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Construction and Civil Engineering

Level 5 Diploma in Civil Engineering (HND)

Course length: 2 years, consisting of block release (15 weeks per year) There will be 2 blocks of study each year, one of 7 weeks the other of 8 Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • Level 3 qualification in civil engineering or construction (with further mathematics and structural mechanics units) • Any other qualification deemed to be the equivalent of the above • Mature candidates will be considered

Course description These courses are suitable for all those with a keen interest in progressing towards a civil engineering qualification. Intellectual, technical and managerial skills are developed throughout these courses, making civil engineers highly sought after in many fields – not just in the civil engineering industry. Covering a wide range of subjects, emphasis is placed on a problemsolving approach and the appropriateness of teamwork in the construction industry. Use is made of information technology and computer systems.

A brand new £5.8m technology centre at the King's Lynn campus was opened in 2012, with facilities for engineering, electronics, CAD / CAM, carpentry & joinery and science.

Once Will has finished this course he plans to work as a civil engineer and possibly go on to study a degree level course.

The thing I enjoy most about coming to college is the challenge of work, but it is also a nice change of scenery.

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Will applied to complete a higher education level course at CWA as “it was the only way to study an HND in block release format. I have also previously studied at the college, so knew the tutors were good.”

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Engineering

LEVEL 4 BTEC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (HNC)

The HNC day release course is designed to cater for experienced technicians who are in full-time employment and wish to progress to technician engineer status. This course is designed to help students who wish to enter the industry as technician engineers with design, managerial or development responsibilities. The HNC is a two year, level four, part-time course. Academic standards are high, and the commitment of staff and students ensures highly motivated and competent graduates, well equipped to succeed in the engineering industry. New technology centres have been built at both the King’s Lynn and Isle campuses and facilities include: PLC, PIC, robotics, hydraulic, pneumatic, tensile testing, 60W laser cutter, 3D printer, XYZ CNC lathe, HASS CNC milling machine and strain gauge equipment plus Solidworks, Autocad, Multisim, GX developer and PCB software.

Course length: 2 years day release comprising 34 – 36 weeks per year (part-time) Location: King’s Lynn campus; Isle campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (minimum grade of merit) or Extended Diploma (miminum grade merit, pass, pass) or AS levels in maths or science at grade C or above This course is open to applicants of all ages provided they meet the entry requirements, or can prove that they have a similar level of interest/experience in the engineering field. Applications with equivalent qualifications or relevant experience will be considered and their suitability assessed during interview. Other entry requirements and/or experience will be considered during a college interview.

Roger Ehrhart – Level 4 BTEC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering (HNC) Roger applied to the college to study a higher education course as he is currently employed and it allowed him to keep his job while gaining further qualifications. Course Guide 14/15

Once Roger finishes the HNC he plans to carry on his studies at the College of West Anglia to degree level so “I can rightfully claim the title of engineer”. “I enjoy coming to college and learning something that I didn’t know before and would say to anyone thinking about applying to college; knuckle down and do it!” he added.

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Engineering

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Motorsport Engineering H330 - FdSc/MotE

Course length: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time Location: Isle campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • Extended Diploma in motorsport or engineering, or two A levels in maths and science

The foundation degree is designed for individuals working in the motorsport industry or those wishing to move into this area. In either case you will need to be actively involved in motorsport in some capacity. You will cover a broad range of topics including: Engineering science, aerodynamics, computer applications in motorsport, vehicle systems, materials and manufacturing, competition car preparation, engine technology and organising competition events. These will be delivered through a largely hands-on approach; for example you will be expected to attend race events and support competing race cars. In the workshop you will be able to practise and show your skills in the preparation of race cars for competition events. This, with the race events, will enable you to gain experience of industry practices and standards.

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Course description There are nearly one million horses in the UK with equestrian businesses providing employment for up to 270,000 people. Students attending this course will need to be motivated and enthusiastic and can expect to improve both their theory and practical skills, each of which is considered equally important in the equine industry. This programme gives a holistic approach to equine science and as a student, you will be given the opportunity to explore both the science and practical application of the latest techniques in the equine world such as equine exercise testing, aqua treadmill, massage and stretching, magnatherapy and aromatherapy alongside topics in disease management, equine biomechanics, performance strategies, equine nutrition, reproductive physiology and equine therapy and rehabilitation. Class tuition will be complemented by a range of visits to equine establishments. Work-based learning is a fundamental aspect of the degree and a percentage of this will be gained through practical work within the College of West Anglia’s equine facilities. In addition, a minimum period of a six weeks’ work placement in a suitable equestrian business during the summer of the first year is a requirement of the course. Students are expected to take responsibility for arranging interviews with suitable local businesses for their work-based placement.

BSc (Hons) Equine Science with Rehabilitation Therapies (subject to validation) D42F - BSc/ES Course length: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time Location: CWA Cambridge campus & ARU Cambridge City campus Entry requirements: • Interview may be requested • All applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (to include English language, mathematics and one science subject) • A minimum of 220 UCAS points to include at least one A level in a biological science, a BTEC or C&G qualification in a science subject, an appropriate advanced GNVQ or equivalent qualifications (considered on their own merit) • Students who have the appropriate GCSEs but may not have 220 UCAS points may be eligible for entry. This will be assessed at interview, using portfolio evidence and employer references • Evidence of practical experience in an equine business prior to commencing the course is required

Stefanie Spielhaupter

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“I was thrilled when I saw that the College of West Anglia worked in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and offered the type of course I have been looking for. It also allowed me to stay in the beautiful city of Cambridge.” “The first year was filled with hands-on experience whereas the second year became more specific. The specialist knowledge I now gain during my third year helps to understand processes within a horse that may be of great benefit to my future plans of working in the field of equine sports therapy, massage and rehabilitation.”

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Course length: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time Location: CWA Cambridge campus & ARU Cambridge City campus Entry requirements: • Interview may be requested • All applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (to include English language and two science subjects) • A minimum of 160 UCAS tariff points to include at least one A level in a biological science, a BTEC or C&G qualification in a science subject, an appropriate advanced GNVQ or equivalent qualifications (considered on their own merit) • Students who have the appropriate GCSEs but may not have 160 UCAS points may be eligible for entry. This will be assessed at interview, using portfolio evidence and employer references. Evidence of practical experience in an equine business prior to commencing the course is required

Equine Science with Rehabilitation Therapies Course description There are nearly one million horses in the UK with equestrian businesses providing employment for up to 270,000 people. Students attending this course will need to be motivated and enthusiastic and can expect to improve both their theory and practical skills, each of which is considered equally important in the equine industry. This programme gives a holistic approach to equine science and as a student, you will be given the opportunity to explore both the science and practical application of the latest techniques in the equine world such as equine exercise testing, aqua treadmill, massage and stretching, magnatherapy and aromatherapy alongside topics in disease management, equine biomechanics, performance strategies, equine nutrition, reproductive physiology and equine therapy and rehabilitation. Class tuition will be complemented by a range of visits to equine establishments. Work-based learning is a fundamental aspect of the degree and a percentage of this will be gained through practical work within the College of West Anglia’s equine facilities. In addition, a minimum period of a six weeks work placement in a suitable equestrian business during the summer of the first year is a requirement of the course. Students are expected to take responsibility for arranging interviews with suitable local businesses for their work-based placement.

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Humanities

BA (Hons) Sociology and English Literature QL33 - BA/ES

Course description Students combining sociology and English literature will examine a variety of interesting topics across these two subject areas, in the process developing critical skills and the ability to analyse and discuss complex ideas. You will be supported in this through study skills classes and tutorials. The course will engage with contemporary debates about literature and society, and the interplay of these topics, via a combination of lectures, seminars and group discussions. During the first year, modules will provide an overview of the subject areas including: Introduction to English Literature and Political Ideologies. Building on the confidence and skills developed in the first year, you will then progress to more specialised study during year two. This will then lead to further specialism in year three, when you will also have the opportunity to study a topic of your choosing for your dissertation.

BA (Hons) History and English Literature QV31 - BA/EH

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Course description Students studying history and English literature will engage with a variety of interesting topics across the two subject areas, whilst developing their critical skills and the ability to analyse and discuss complex ideas. You will be supported in this through lectures, seminar groups, study skills classes and tutorials. The course will engage with contemporary debates about literature, history and culture through a combination of lectures, seminars and group discussions. During the first year, modules will provide a broad overview of the subject areas including: Introduction to English Literature and Western Civilisation. Building on the confidence and skills developed in the first year, you will then progress to more specialised study during year two and three, with have the opportunity to study a topic of your choosing (from either of your two subject areas) for a dissertation in year three.

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Course length: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview sometimes required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • 180 UCAS points consisting of two relevant A levels with at least one at grade C or above, or Extended Diploma with at least two units at merit or above, or pass or above at Access level, with three units at merit or above • Applicants need not have studied these subjects previously to be accepted onto the course

Course length: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview sometimes required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • 180 UCAS points consisting of two relevant A levels with at least one at grade C or above, or Extended Diploma with at least two units at merit or above, or pass or above at Access level, with three units at merit or above • Applicants need not have studied these subjects previously to be accepted onto the course

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BA (Hons) History and Sociology LV31 - BA/SH

Course length: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview sometimes required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • 180 UCAS points consisting of two relevant A levels with at least one at grade C or above, or Extended Diploma with at least two units at merit or above, or pass or above at Access level, with three units at merit or above • Applicants need not have studied these subjects previously to be accepted onto the course

Course description Students studying history and sociology will examine a variety of interesting topics across these two subject areas, whilst developing critical skills and the ability to analyse and discuss complex ideas. You will be supported in this through study skills classes and tutorials. The course will engage with contemporary debates about History and Society through a combination of lectures, seminars and group discussions. During the first year, modules will provide a broad overview of the subject areas including: Western Civilisation for the history pathway and Political Ideologies as part of your sociology course. Building on the confidence and skills developed in the first year, you will then progress to more specialised study during year two (USA in the Twentieth Century and Social Research Methods to give two examples). This will then lead to further specialism in year three, when you will also have the opportunity to study a topic of your choosing for your dissertation.

Steve Denby – BA (Hons) History and Sociology “The quality of teaching and the diversity of students, young and old, and from all walks of life makes it a great experience. The college have provided first class assistance from application, student loans and student rep information to help the mature student worried about getting back into education.”

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Psychology & Sociology Course description Psychosocial studies is an exciting and relatively new area of study that explores the relationship between self and society. This multidisciplinary course combines the focus on the individual found in psychology and psychoanalysis with the wider cultural and systemic concerns of sociology. It allows you to develop a rounded understanding of human behaviours with specific practical application to a range of substantive policy areas. You will gain knowledge of the theoretical context of important issues about the nature and relations of human beings, as well as essential practical skills relevant to the vocational fields that lead on from these subjects. The modules are designed to provide you with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of sociology and social, health and developmental psychology. With this foundation in place, the course allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge of the individual, the social world, and the relations between them. It will provide you with the intellectual tools to appreciate how we shape, and are shaped, by our social surroundings, as well as enhancing valuable vocational skills.

BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies C880 - BA/PS

Course length: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview may be required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • 180 UCAS points consisting of two relevant A levels with at least one at grade C or above, or Extended Diploma with at least two units at merit or above, or pass or above at Access level, with three units at merit or above • Mature students with equivalent qualifications or appropriate employment experience may also be considered for an entry onto the programme

Areas of study could include: Sexuality and social control, good and evil, gender, research methods, deviance, criminal psychology, violent crime, psychoanalysis and the self, clinical psychology, abnormal psychology and developmental psychology. Course Guide 14/15

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Teacher Training & Education Course description A new teaching qualification is being developed for those who wish to teach within the post-compulsory sector and will be offered in two formats: 1) in-service and 2) pre-service. The in-service route is for practitioners employed within the post compulsory sector. Practitioners in this role are expected to have responsibility for curriculum development and evaluation; work with larger cohorts and with candidates working across a range of levels. The pre-service route is for applicants wishing to qualify before applying for teaching posts in the sector. In the pre-service route, the college provides teaching placements which satisfy the requirements of the role. If you are interested in undertaking a teacher training course please contact us. General enquiries can be emailed to: tlp@col-westanglia.ac.uk

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Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Location: King’s Lynn campus Entry requirements: • Interview required • All applicants must have GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent • For the in-service (part-time) route: A minimum level three subject-qualification, or substantial experience. Level two literacy or employer’s explicit support to enable an individual to achieve level 2 literacy in the first year of the part-time route • For the pre-service (full-time) route: A minimum level three subject-qualification in applied areas; in areas where degree pathways exist (e.g. English, sociology, history etc) preference will be given to applicants with a minimum level six subject qualification (e.g. BA/BSc). Level two literacy and numeracy. Successful applicants will be offered places subject to satisfactory DBS check and placement risk assessment. Places on the preservice route are subject to competitive interview

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Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour Course description This four year programme combines the practical training and work experience required to become an RCVS registered veterinary nurse, alongside a broader programme of study for a full bachelor of science with honours degree. Students will receive a thorough training in scientific theory and principles with a particular emphasis on the study of animal behaviour and animal welfare. In addition, students will be required to develop extensive work-based skills during an extended period of placement within RCVS approved veterinary training practices. The course content for a particular student will vary depending on their choice of designate modules within the pathway, but appropriate modular selection could allow some students to achieve a considerable percentage of the learning outcomes required for the academic component of the new pet behaviour counselling award. Applicants must have a genuine interest in animal health and welfare. They must be keen to learn how to provide expert nursing care for domestic animals as well as education and support for their owners. They should have a clear understanding of the range of practical work required in a veterinary surgery (preferably via work experience), be a good communicator and enjoy teamwork.

BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour D391 – BSc/VNAAB

Course length: 4 years full-time or 6 years part-time Location: Cambridge campus Entry requirements: • Interview may be requested • All applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (to include English language, maths and one science subject; equivalent level two qualifications in mathematics and English are also acceptable) • A minimum of 220 UCAS tariff points to ideally include at least one A level in a biological science, a BTEC or C&G qualification in a science subject, an appropriate advanced GNVQ or equivalent qualifications (considered on their own merit) • Students should also be aware that the RCVS requires newly qualified nurses to disclose information relating to any conviction, including drugs offences to be disclosed when registering. Therefore students with these convictions may not be accepted onto the course • Additional £720* fee applies to cover additional registration costs, clothing requirements and examination fees. This is a non-refundable one-off payment made in the first term

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Sairead Wild – BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour “I have just started in a work placement, which is a fantastic opportunity to fuse the theory and practical work together. The applied animal behaviour element is a unique tool for providing knowledge of the evolutionary and physiological aspects of animals and their behaviour, supplementing my understanding enormously when I move into professional practice.” “We have an opportunity to do work placements at local approved practices, which is organised by the college. This gives a real-life learning experience as part of the curriculum; I can’t think of many degree courses which offer such a level of realism. The benefits of this sort of opportunity are many – if you prove yourself willing and capable, you may well be rubbing shoulders with your future employer!”

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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour D990 - FdSc/VNAAB

Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour Course description This programme combines the practical training and work experience required to become an RCVS registered veterinary nurse, alongside a broader programme of study for foundation degree. Students will receive thorough training in scientific theory and principles with a particular emphasis on the study of animal behaviour, welfare and animal nursing. In addition, students will be required to develop extensive work-based skills during an extended period of placement within RCVS approved veterinary training practices. Applicants must have a genuine interest in animal health and welfare. They must be keen to learn how to provide expert nursing care for domestic animals as well as education and support for their owners. They should have a clear understanding of the range of practical work required in a veterinary surgery (preferably via work experience), be a good communicator and enjoy teamwork.

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Course length: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time Location: Cambridge campus Entry requirements: • Interview may be requested • All applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (to include English language, maths and one science subject; equivalent level two qualifications in mathematics and English are also acceptable) • A minimum of 160 UCAS tariff points to include at least one A level in a biological science, a BTEC or C&G qualification in a science subject, an appropriate advanced GNVQ or equivalent qualifications (considered on their own merit) • Students who have the appropriate GCSEs but may not have 160 UCAS points may be eligible for entry. Typically this would include those who are in possession of recognised RCVS qualifications. This will be assessed at interview, using portfolio evidence and employer references • Students should also be aware that the RCVS requires newly qualified nurses to disclose information relating to any conviction, including drugs offences to be disclosed when registering. Therefore students with these convictions may not be accepted onto the course • Additional £720* fee applies to cover additional registration costs, clothing requirements and examination fees. This is a non-refundable one-off payment made in the first term

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Applied Animal Science Course description In this two year programme students will benefit from the practical training and work experience that form an important part of all foundation degrees, alongside a thorough training in scientific theory and principles, with a particular emphasis on the study of animal behaviour and welfare. Module delivery will be complemented by educational visits to appropriate animal care and housing facilities such as zoological gardens and wildlife parks, veterinary hospitals and animal rehabilitation centres. Applicants must have a genuine interest in animal behaviour, health and welfare. They must be keen to learn how to understand and interpret the behaviour of a wide range of domestic and captive animals as well as provide education and support for animal handlers and/or owners. They should be good communicators and enjoy teamwork.

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Applied Animal Science (Subject to validation) D390 - FdSc/AAB

Course length: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time Location: Cambridge campus Entry requirements: • All applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (to include English language, maths and one science subject; equivalent level two qualifications in mathematics and English are also acceptable) • A minimum of 160 UCAS tariff points to ideally include at least one A level in a biological science, a BTEC or C&G qualification in a science subject, an appropriate advanced GNVQ or equivalent qualifications (considered on their own merit) • Students who have the appropriate GCSEs but may not have 160 UCAS points may be eligible for entry. This will be assessed at interview, using portfolio evidence and employer references

Kathryn Jones

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“The work experience in the summer of the first year has set me ahead of others in the industry as it has given a wealth of experience to use on the rest of the course. It also helped me to decide what I wanted to do in the future and tailor what subjects I research and write essays on while studying. Some courses don’t even mention work experience while this course helps you find, plan and complete your work experience to get the most out of it.” “It is such a good course that will help anyone who wants to work with animals get the qualifications and knowledge to go far in the industry. The lecturers constantly help you achieve either though their own knowledge or passing you on to those who do know.”

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DISCLAIMER Changes to published programme. The information contained in this guide is correct as far as can be ascertained at the time of publication. You are, therefore, advised when making an application to the college to satisfy yourself as to any amendments or alterations, which may affect your particular course. Whilst the college will make every effort to provide all courses as planned it is obliged to reserve the right to cancel a course, amend a course delivery or reduce the student numbers thereon, and this could result in the withdrawal of a place at the college. Any offer of a place is, therefore, conditional on the college being able to provide the course and, in the unlikely event that it is not able to do so, applicants will be informed individually and the offer will lapse.


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