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WITH CAMPUSES IN KING’S LYNN, WISBECH AND CAMBRIDGE THE COLLEGE OF WEST ANGLIA OFFERS YOU THE BEST CHOICE OF COURSES IN NORFOLK AND CAMBRIDGESHIRE

//A LEVELS //APPRENTICESHIPS // VOCATIONAL COURSES

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Rated outstanding by Ofsted


WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE

The fact you’ve picked up this guide means you must be thinking about what to do once you finish school - a good move! The College of West Anglia is one of the most successful colleges in the country and can help you create a great future. Why not come along to one of our open days to meet the tutors and see the college? For open day dates please see page 15.

For full course details and to apply online visit

www.cwa.ac.uk

CONTENTS Why choose us?

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Student success

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College life

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Where we are

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Disability and additional support

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Open days

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Make the right choice

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A levels

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Apprenticeships

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Vocational courses

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Agriculture

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Animal management

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Art and design

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Beauty therapy and media make-up

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Business management, retail and admin 36

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Catering and hospitality

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Centre for Foundation Studies

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Childhood studies

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Computing and information technology

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Construction

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Engineering

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Equine

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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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Fashion and textiles

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Furniture design and making

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Graphic design and photography

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Hairdressing

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Health and social care

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Horticulture, garden and landscape design

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Media, television and film

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Music

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Performing arts

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Science

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Sport

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Travel and tourism

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Uniformed services

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Course index

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Continue your journey

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WHY CHOOSE US... YOUR CHOICE The College of West Anglia offers the widest range of courses in the East of England. In this prospectus you will find information on full-time vocational courses, A levels and apprenticeships giving you access to the full range of opportunities available to you upon leaving school.

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SUCCESS

SUPPORT

FACILITIES

You’ll be joining the first general further education college in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted; our pass rates make us one of the most successful colleges in the country.

We’ll support you all the way. As well as your teachers, we have personal tutors and student advisors – all there to support you throughout your time with us.

With workshops and studios equipped with the latest technology, well stocked resource centres and access to over 1,500 computers, you’ll have all the tools to support your learning. For your enjoyment we also have restaurants, shops and much more.

CULTURE

LEARNING

College is very different from school; you’ll gain independence, be treated as an adult and make lots of new friends.

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STUDENT SUCCESS... Amy follows Florence Nightingale CWA student Amy Sewell earned the rare honour of being able to follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.

Students light the way to £5,000 prize Enterprising students set a shining example to win the £5,000 first prize in a business competition which was like a combination of The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den.

Her personal statement, the college’s reference, and her performance at a selection day in London impressed King’s College so much that she is being offered one of only thirty places to study mental health nursing at London’s celebrated King’s College, formerly called St. Thomas Hospital.

The business students started a company called ‘Illuminate’ which produced and sold scented candles. They designed and developed the product themselves and sold several products through craft fairs and other sales opportunities.

Amy said: “I am still in a state of denial; I don’t believe it has happened. I am in shock”. Amy completed a two-year Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at the college.

Nine teams each received initial start-up money of £100 and operated their businesses for six months before intense deliberations from the judging panel.

CWA basketball academy win Eastern Region British Colleges Cup The College of West Anglia basketball academy continued it’s strong tradition for success as they won the Eastern pool of the National Colleges cup. With just two minutes to go the score was tied but cool heads and smart basketball from CWA allowed them to take a 10 point win. Head Coach James Bamfield said: “We have worked very hard to make the basketball academy at the college as professional as possible and in the process raise the aspirations and expectations of the students. Achieving this regional success and having the opportunity to be in the top eight teams in the country is a fantastic achievement”.

Deniss cooks up a storm After completing a hospitality course at CWA Deniss went on to gain employment at Hix, Soho as commis chef under Simon Hicks.

Conor earns national engineering accolade Former college student Conor Glover won an important national civil engineering accolade. The Jean Venables Medal, named after the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) president in 2008-2009, aims to promote the awareness of the role of newly-qualified engineering technicians. Conor won the medal for his presentation that focused on his apprenticeship training with Skanska and experience on a viaduct project. He said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded the medal. Winning this will go a long way to saying thank you to all the people who have put their time into my development and those who have supported me throughout my career so far”. Conor studied a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Civil Engineering and then moved on to a HND in Civil Engineering. He passed, and applied to the Institution of Civil Engineers for technician membership.

Deniss said: “I started as commis chef doing basic stuff like preparing and peeling vegetables but then started moving round the various areas in the kitchen. I learnt a lot and the menu was changing every day but for the last few months I’ve been running the fish fryer and hot section”. In the future Deniss plans to travel around Europe and has secured a position at a modern Mediterranean restaurant in Tenerife. While at the college Deniss reached the Rotary Young Chef national final where he had to devise a three-course meal for two, working with fresh, seasonal and healthy ingredients.

For more stories on the achievements of College of West Anglia students, check out our website.

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COLLEGE LIFE You are treated like an adult right from the start; this means you have lots of freedom but also the responsibility for your own learning. Don’t worry though, there’s lots of help to make sure you get all the support you need. You’ll have a personal tutor to help you with your studies and the friendly student services staff can give you advice and information on lots of other things like accommodation, transport, financial concerns etc.

YOUR COLLEGE DAY The normal college day is between 8:45am to 5:00pm (specific times vary according to campus) and most courses will require you to attend college three or four days a week (apprentices attend college on a different basis, please refer to pages 22-25 for more details).

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Learner Support Fund (incl. 16-18 Bursary Fund) The college has a Learner Support Fund which can help eligible students with costs related to their course such as uniforms, kits, trips and materials. The Learner Support Fund can also offer cash payments of up to £1,200 to eligible students. You can apply as soon as you have been offered a place on a full-time course.

ARMY BURSARY The Army FE bursary scheme is designed to help you complete your further education so that you will be able to join the Army in a guaranteed job, with college qualifications under your belt. The bursary is available to anyone aged 16-32 who is going into further education and wishes to join the Army. The scheme offers up to £4,000 in return for a commitment to spend a minimum of four years in the Army. For more information on the scheme, please visit www.armyjobs.mod.uk/febursary.

FEES If you are under 19 on 31st August 2013, you will not have any course fees to pay. If you are aged 19 or over, courses may be free of tuition fees, depending on your circumstances. For adults aged 24 and over, there is a new government loan scheme for all level three courses. Please visit our website for full details on all fee-related matters.

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SAFETY AND SUPPORT

CHILDCARE

The college is committed to ensuring our students are safe and supported. We have a number of systems, policies and procedures designed to ensure the security and wellbeing of students and staff, and the smooth operation of the college. All relevant policies are available from student services and are on the college website www.cwa.ac.uk.

The college offers childcare provision at the King’s Lynn campus. For further information and availability please call the children’s centre manager on 01553 815348.

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WHERE WE ARE... The college has three campuses in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. Facilities include well-equipped workshops and studios, learning resource centres, cafés and restaurants. Students have access to over 1,500 computers across the college. Childcare facilities are available at King’s Lynn.

King’s Lynn Campus College of West Anglia Tennyson Avenue, King’s Lynn Norfolk, PE30 2QW

KING’S LYNN King’s Lynn campus is the largest campus and has around 3,000 full-time students. It offers a full range of vocational programmes, A levels and apprenticeships.

Tel: 01553 761144

FACILITIES INCLUDE: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Apple Wood children’s nursery College restaurant College shop Hair and beauty salons Learning centre Refectory The print centre

Our brand new £5.8m technology centre opened in September 2012 and offers purpose-built workshops, classrooms and practical training facilities and caters for a range of technology students including those studying engineering and electrical installation.

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Isle Campus College of West Anglia Ramnoth Road Wisbech, Cambs, PE13 2JE

ISLE (WISBECH) Isle campus has about 1,000 full-time students and offers a wide range of vocational courses, apprenticeships and A level programmes (in partnership with Thomas Clarkson Academy).

Tel: 01945 582561

FACILITIES INCLUDE: ■ ■ ■

Hair and beauty salons Learning centre Refectory

Cambridge Campus College of West Anglia Landbeach Road Milton, Cambs, CB24 6DB

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge campus focuses on land-based programmes including agriculture, animal management, environmental sustainability, equine, garden design, horticulture, landscape design and uniformed services.

Tel: 01223 860701

FACILITIES INCLUDE: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Animal unit Dog grooming centre Equine therapy centre Farms and estates Indoor and outdoor riding arena and stables Learning centre Refectory

Our brand new £7.2 million technology centre will open in September 2013 and offers purpose-built workshops, classrooms and practical training facilities to cater for a range of technology students, including engineering and construction.

GETTING TO COLLEGE – IT’S EASY! The local authorities operate a comprehensive transport network serving the college campuses and offer subsidised bus passes to eligible students aged under 19. This means that even if you don’t live within easy access of the college, it should still be easy to get to us.

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DISABILITY AND ADDITIONAL 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 (including dyslexia) 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 think you will require substantial additional support, please contact our additional support co-ordinator on 01553 815339 at your earliest convenience.

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Further informa tion can be found on ou website, please r visit www.cwa.ac.uk

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MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE

There are lots of things to consider when choosing the right course or training programme - your intended career, your preferred way of learning, whether or not you want to go to university, if you want to work and learn at the same time etc.

FIND YOUR LEVEL... GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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Four simple steps to get you on the right course...

STEP FIND YOUR LEVEL

Use the ‘find your level’ guide opposite to help you check the level of course that is likely to suit you.

Browse the area(s) that you are interested in. You will find more information online at

Select your course(s) at the appropriate level and location.

If you attend a school in Norfolk please apply at

• BTEC extended diploma • Level 3 diploma • Advanced apprenticeship • VRQ3

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

END QUALIFICATION:

4 GCSEs grades A*- D or equivalent qualification, plus assessments

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Mostly grades D - E at GCSE or Certificate in Skills for Working Life, plus assessments

• BTEC diploma level 2 • Level 2 diploma • Apprenticeship • VRQ2

WHERE TO NEXT? • Higher education • Further training • Work

WHERE TO NEXT? • Level 3 qualification • Further training • Work

END QUALIFICATION:

WHERE TO NEXT?

• BTEC diploma level 1 • Level 1 diploma • VRQ1

• Level 2 qualification • Further training • Work

END QUALIFICATION:

WHERE TO NEXT?

• Entry level 3 Certificate in Skills for Working Life • Essential/Life Skills

• Level 1 qualification • Further training • Work/supported work

www.helpyouchoose.org

Students in some Cambridgeshire schools can apply at

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GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entry level 2 in literacy and numeracy, plus assessments

www.ucasprogress.com (check with your school).

All other students should apply via our website www.cwa.ac.uk/apply

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Are you over 19 and looking to get back into education? If you are aged 19 or over you are still eligible to apply for most of the courses in this prospectus. The college also offers a number of Access courses for adult students who are looking to get back into education (usually with the aim of going on to degree level courses). For more details of these courses visit our website www.cwa.ac.uk and search for ‘Access’.

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4/5 GCSEs grades A*- C or equivalent qualification, plus assessments

Your school careers advisor and the college admissions team can give you useful advice and guidance. At the College of West Anglia, there are THREE main routes open to you:

A LEVELS

A levels are one of the main routes to higher education and university although they are also useful if you want to go straight into a job. They focus on traditional study skills and offer a range of (mainly) academic subjects. They are usually taken over 2 years and you will need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships offer the chance to earn while you learn. You gain skills and qualifications through a structured programme of practical work and classroom study. You will spend most of your time at work, attending college on day release (e.g. one day a week) or block release (e.g. every day for a two week block).

VOCATIONAL COURSES Vocational courses focus on a specific subject area, combining vocational (practical) and academic study. They are designed to give you the knowledge and skills relevant to a variety of jobs or may offer specialist qualifications designed for a particular sector. They can also be a route to higher education.

Individual courses will have specific entry requirements, please check our website for full details.

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A LEVELS A levels are one of the main routes to higher education and university and offer you a wider choice of employment opportunities.

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WHY TAKE A LEVELS AT COLLEGE? College is very different from school. You are treated like an adult right from the start. You will learn how to manage your own time outside of lectures and develop new skills. There are no bells, assemblies or uniform - you are free to take control of your own learning in a sociable and mature atmosphere. You will be able to learn in a fun and dynamic environment and your lessons will be both challenging and stimulating. At the college you are given significant freedom and all the encouragement you need to successfully complete your course. It is hard work but help is always on hand if you need it - during your studies you will be supported by your personal tutor who will regularly review your progress and guide you in your next steps. WHAT DO I STUDY ON AN A LEVEL PROGRAMME? The A level programme is a two-year course. In year one you may take up to four subjects at AS level. In year two (known as A2), you can choose to continue with some or all of the same subjects to make up a full A level in each or you can choose new AS level subjects.

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WHICH SUBJECTS SHOULD I CHOOSE? Think about what subjects you’ve enjoyed and been good at. If you think you know what you’d like to do as a career, find out what subjects would be useful and relevant. If you are planning to go to university, think about the type of course you might choose and look up the subject requirements via UCAS. Talk it through with as many people as possible: Your teachers, careers adviser, family and friends. You can also discuss this further at your interview with us (after you have applied). HOW DO I USE A LEVELS TO APPLY FOR UNIVERSITY? Entry to university is worked out on a points system – all your qualifications add up to give you a score that determines your entry to higher education. For example, an A grade at A2 level (full A level) is worth 120 points and an E grade is worth 40 points. These scores are halved for AS level qualifications.

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A level subjects offered by Wisbech Sixth Form Partnership: * Archaeology * Art and design * Biology * Business studies * Chemistry * English language

and literature * Further maths * Geography * Government and politics * History

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Communication Technology (ICT) * Law * Maths * Media studies * Photography * Physics * Psychology * Science in society * Sociology

Apply to Thomas Clarkson Academy by using Cambs Coursefinder: www.ucasprogress.com

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APPRENTICESHIPS Are you aged 16 or over and want to gain hands on experience?

If you have got a good idea of where you want to go with your career and like the idea of earning while you learn, an apprenticeship could be for you. Apprenticeships are designed for people aged 16 and above and provide the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications through a structured programme of practical work and classroom study. WHY BECOME AN APPRENTICE AT THE COLLEGE OF WEST ANGLIA? The college is one of the largest and most experienced providers of apprenticeships in the region and offers a huge range of opportunities across different industry areas. We work with hundreds of employers across the East of England to provide training to more than 1,000 apprentices every year. Our apprentices are successful – several have won local and national awards. As well as receiving expert tuition from our highly trained staff, the college will assign a training advisor to provide ongoing support for both you and your employer. You will also have access to the college’s wide range of facilities such as the library, IT centre and student social activities.

WHAT DOES AN APPRENTICESHIP INVOLVE? You will be at work for most of your time as most training is on the job. The rest of your training will be spent at college, either or a day-release basis or over a number of days in a block. The amount of time you spend at college varies according to your apprenticeship. It could be anything from one day every other fortnight to two days every week.

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Ashley ‘tees’ off his apprenticeship You will work towards a competence based qualification at either level two or level three as well as taking knowledge based certificates and functional skills. Vocational diplomas are designed by industry and will be based upon your chosen occupational area (e.g. brickwork, hairdressing, engineering, horticulture etc). The knowledge based qualifications give you relevant underpinning knowledge to support the practical skills you learn whilst functional skills give you the valuable literacy and numeracy skills to enable you to perform to a higher standard in your job role. You will not have to pay any tuition fees and your employer will pay your salary.

HOW LONG DOES AN APPRENTICESHIP LAST? It varies. Most last between one and two years, though some take up to four. How long it takes will depend on the profession you choose, your level of ability and your employer’s needs.

Ashley Fox is currently completing a horticulture apprenticeship at Ely City Golf Club and found out about apprenticeships by ringing the college directly. “I was asked by my manager if I wanted to undertake a college course and I had heard that the College of West Anglia had a good reputation. I rang them and they told me all about an apprenticeship” said Ashley. Once Ashley has finished his apprenticeship he hopes to move onto the advanced apprenticeship and carry on working at the golf club. He said: “The thing I enjoy most about coming into college is learning from the other people who are studying the same course. I would say to anyone considering an apprenticeship that it is a great way to gain experience in the work place but also gain a qualification at the same time”. Ashley was named Cambridge Apprentice of the Year at the 2012 CWA student awards and also received a ‘Certificate of Achievement’ in recognition of his commitment to learning as part of Adult Learners Week 2012.

From employee to employer Boldero and Filby is a hairdressing salon in King’s Lynn. They currently employ two apprentices who receive their training at the College of West Anglia. Terry Boldero, partner in the business, completed his own apprenticeship with the college 20 years ago. “I started out in hairdressing as an apprentice and now love to give the same opportunities I had to learn a trade. I love nothing more than taking on a new apprentice, passing on my knowledge and skills then watching them flourish within the salon, developing their own flair and techniques” he said. He added: “Apprentices have helped take our business from strength to strength, by taking on apprentices it allows us to acquire and maintain the high standards of work we expect. Apprentices learn how to run a busy appointment schedule and use products correctly, which means they become productive and efficient stylists”.

Engineering a better future A former College of West Anglia apprentice has won the prestigious Institute of Engineering and Technology Young Woman Engineer Award 2011. Laurie-Ann Benner picked up her award from Myleene Klass at the award ceremony held in London, which honours the very best female engineers under thirty years old working in the UK. After leaving school, Laurie-Ann started her advanced mechanical engineering apprenticeship with PEME Process Control and the College of West Anglia. During her apprenticeship she was awarded the PEME Special Recognition Award (2009), the College of West Anglia’s “Work Based Learning Apprentice of the Year” (2010) and the PEME Apprentice of the Year (2010). As a qualified mechanical engineer, Laurie-Ann has joined the PEME reliability team carrying out condition based maintenance, utilising preventative maintenance techniques such as thermal imaging, oil analysis, ultrasound diagnostics and vibration analysis.

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APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

Apply online at www.cwa.ac.uk/apply Shortly after we receive your application form we will invite you for an interview. This will give you the opportunity to meet a training advisor, see the college and ask any questions you may have about your course. You will also be invited to complete an initial assessment which will help us identify any additional help you may need with your course.

You will also be invited to attend an induction which will give you another opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your course. You will receive a letter explaining the arrangements for your first day and you will be ready to join us at the College of West Anglia.

Following your interview you will receive a provisional offer of a place which will be dependent on you securing employment. This will be discussed during your interview.

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VOCATIONAL COURSES Choose the right course There is no one course that suits everyone, so we know how important it is to choose the right course for you. The best way to decide what you would like to study is to ask yourself the following questions: ■ ■ ■

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Which subjects interest me? What are my talents? What job would I like to do?

See more detailed information on all courses at www.cwa.ac.uk

Agriculture

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Construction

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Horticulture, garden and landscape design

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Animal management

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Engineering

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Media, television and film

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Art and design

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Equine

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Music

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Beauty therapy and media make-up

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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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Performing arts

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Business management, retail and admin

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Fashion and textiles

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Science

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Catering and hospitality

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Furniture design and making

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Sport

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Centre for foundation studies

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Graphic design and photography

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Travel and tourism

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Childhood studies

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Hairdressing

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Uniformed services

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Computing and information technology

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Health and social care

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Students scoop award at Smithfield Festival show

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Agriculture students from the Cambridge campus took part in an inter-college stockman’s judging challenge at the Smithfield Festival show 2012.

AGRICULTURE

The competition involved the students judging prime beef cattle, lambs and breeding ewes and presenting their decisions to an official judging panel.

A worthwhile career

Agriculture today now relies on technology and the ability of the persons employed to use and manage it effectively in order to maximise the success of their end product and profitability. Environment concerns, sustainability, how we maintain the countryside around us and how we farm is also of upmost importance.

If you want a rewarding career and have a passion for food production, environmental sustainability and all things agricultural then one of our courses will be for you.

AGRICULTURE

MODERN AGRICULTURE

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Two teams from CWA rose to the challenge and scooped second and third place from a total of eight teams.

Are you interested in agriculture? Are you looking for a practical, hands-on, skills based career? Have you got views on sustainable countryside management?

As a result, there are a number of very interesting career options for young people.

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During the core period of study you will explore the range of uses for managed land to achieve financial, social, environmental and aesthetic objectives. Examples of topics covered include: Arable crop production, livestock production, tractor use, agricultural machinery and workshop skills.

Develop skills Our courses give students the opportunity to develop skills in crop and livestock production, management and use of machinery. As part of your training you will also be able to get qualifications in tractor and all-terrain teleporter driving, chainsaw operation and pesticides application.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

rs : Example caresteew ardship / farm

tal / environmen erations / Agronomist machinery op rm fa / or estock ss se kperson / liv assurance as s / head stoc tic k ne oc st ge / / e k sticid farm wor tritionist / pe er ag an m it un breeding / nu / tor driving ac tr / t en managem

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Stepping Out (Agriculture and Garden/Landscape Design)

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Extended Diploma in Environmental Sustainability*

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* Extended diploma courses have three achievement points: You will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

CAMBRIDGE (01223 860701)

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Adam applied to the College of West Anglia as “I have always had an interest in animals, especially reptiles, so I decided to come to CWA because of the animal care unit and the fact it was a good college”. “The thing I most enjoy most about coming to CWA is the interaction and handling that we get to do with the animals and that we can practice the methods that we have learnt” said Adam. Adam has secured a place at university to study zoology and also won the Extended Diploma in Animal Management student of the year 2011/12. Adam Button

Does wildlife conservation, veterinary nursing or zoo management appeal to you?

Extended Diploma in Animal Management

IS IT FOR ME? Yes, if you are you passionate about animal welfare, prepared to work long hours, if you are caring, sympathetic and have a genuine love for animals, if you enjoy sciences and are a good communicator, and if you want a career that is satisfying and rewarding.

Open the door to your career

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

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The qualifications you achieve at the college will equip you to work within the animal sector across the UK or abroad. At home, there are great career opportunities in veterinary practices, zoos, pet store management and the animal welfare sectors. If you fancy working abroad, consider specialising in conservation management or animal welfare.

nager, Karen Felton Nurse Ma arket wm Ne st, Tru alth He l Anima

This course is just the start

COURSES AVAILABLE:

On our courses you will learn about the scientific, practical and administrative skills associated with the care of a wide range of animal species. If you achieve the extended diploma qualification you’ll be well-placed to study an honours degree at university.

Exampl career e s:

A world of opportunity These courses will give you the opportunity to study a wide range of animal management topics include animal health and wellbeing, animal nutrition and feeding, animal housing and exotic pet care. You will benefit from hands on experience and a wealth of knowledge from the dedicated team of animal management specialists as well as excellent facilities including the practical animal centre, animal behaviour suite and animal therapy centre.

Anim a techn l rescue / o anim log catte ries / y / kennels al p e t veter care in and ina organ ry work / w dustry / conse isations / w elfare rvatio il n / zo dlife wildli o fe par s and ks

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Stepping Out (Animal and Horse Care)

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Diploma in Animal and Horse Care

1

1 year

Animal Care Assistant

2

1 year

Diploma in Animal Care

2

1 year

Practical Animal Handling

2

1 year

Extended Diploma in Animal Management *

3

2 years

Extended Diploma in Animal Management (Vet Nursing)*

3

2 years

Practical Animal Care

3

2 years

HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES:

• BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour

*Extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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Fabianne applied to the College of West Anglia as “I wanted a course that gave me a more in depth idea of art in different forms and to build up a portfolio for university”.

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She said: “On the course we cover a really wide range of stuff from photography, fine art, graphics, life drawing, textiles and fashion. You get to try everything and then decide which area you enjoy the most”.

ART AND DESIGN

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Fabianne would say to anyone thinking about studying at college to “definitely do it! If you’re a bit unsure which course to study at university the foundation art and design course is great as you get to use lots of different media and lots of different techniques. It will then help you decide what you want to do in the future”.

ART AND DESIGN

Do you want a career that uses your artistic skills?

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Fabianne Calitri BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design

A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES Can you communicate ideas through visual media? Would you like to illustrate the next bestselling children’s book from Jacqueline Wilson? Or do you dream of one day exhibiting at the Tate Modern? A career in art and design is not just about being a fine artist; it’s about leading a life of experimentation, invention and discovery. Creative thinkers with art education backgrounds have devised innovative solutions to many engineering and design problems. They are also the creative movers and shakers in all aspects of commerce and industry. For decades Britain has led the way in many creative industries and you could become part of this booming sector. From painting and illustrating, graphic or product design, printmaking, craftsmanship or gallery curating, there is a raft of opportunities for those with artistic skills and a creative mind. This is a very competitive field, so it’s important that you have a good educational foundation to build on. You’ll need more than just creative flair and we can help you to acquire a good skills base and professional approach.

As part of your course you will study topics including: Printmaking, graphic design, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, 3D, painting and the history of art. You will be welcomed to a broader range of art and design possibilities than you have ever experienced.

2013 Taster Sessionsesssion in

g a taster We are runnin pus on at the Isle cam . n sig de art and ary 2013 nu Ja h 7t y Monda all is available for This workshop ’s 10 and 11. ar ye in ts studen se contact rmation plea For more info on 01945 468341. Sue Baker

We’ll build up your skills, confidence and critical knowledge to gain more independence, greater responsibility and understanding in readiness for higher education level studies. You will also have an opportunity to participate in organised exhibition visits throughout the course as well as exhibiting your own work during creative arts shows.

COURSES AVAILABLE: Stepping Out (Media and Art)

Example caree/ garslle: ry curator /

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

er man / design uct Artist / crafts tmaker / prod in pr / r te in pa / or illustrat ulptor designer / sc

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3

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in General Art and Design (2D and 3D)*

3

2 years

* BTEC extended diploma courses have three achievement points: You will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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Media make-up student takes on the world In July 2012 one of our media make-up students competed in the Worldskills UK media make-up heat in Oxford and gained first prize. The competition theme was 'Golden Oldies' and they had to apply prosthetics, make-up and body paint to the entire model in just four hours. Any costumes used had to be hand-made by the student before the competition.

Dynamic careers

Do you have a talent for making people look and feel great? Do you find yourself taking a keen interest in fashion and beauty trends?

There are some fantastic opportunities in this dynamic, fast-paced industry for people with both personality and creative flair.

Does the idea of improving your communication skills, developing your creative and artistic abilities, as well as expanding your knowledge of anatomy and physiology sound interesting?

All relevant aspects of beauty therapy are covered over the year and will lead to the relevant qualification.

No limits If your answer is yes, a career in beauty therapy, nail technologies or media makeup could be your future. There are some excellent career prospects. You could work in a hair or beauty salon, a health spa, or on a cruise ship. You might want to focus on a career as a specialist make-up artist. Our courses cover subjects such as fashion make-up, special effects and period make-up for television and films, and stage make-up.

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“The Marilyn Monroe and Empire State Building design was the highest standard of work we have ever seen” said one of the judges.

Are you an intelligent individual with a creative flair, looking for a practical career? BEAUTY SPOT

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The student now goes through to the final at the NEC World Skills Show.

During your studies you will explore various procedures including: Lash and brow treatments, massage and make-up treatments, manicures and pedicures, spa therapies, tanning and waxing.

Taster Sess ions 2013 We are runn ing a

taster sess media mak ion in campus on e-up at the King’s Ly nn Friday 4th January 2 013. This worksh op students in is available for all year’s 10 an d 11. For more informatio n p lease con Gill Childs tact on 01553 815552.

Media make-up is for those who wish to pursue a career in TV and film, fashion, photography and special effects. Aspects of this course include wig-making, prosthetics, stage make-up and period hair and make-up.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Example careerl sef:fects / period

specia e-up artist / up / working Fashion mak stage make/ s m fil / d an TV a cruise liner make-up for / working on n lo sa ty au in a be spa working in a

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

Isle:

Diploma in Hair and Beauty

1

1 year

Diploma in Beauty Therapy

2

1 year

Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General) – Fast Track (Evening)

2

1 year

Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

2

1 year

Diploma in Nail Technology

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts (Theatrical and Media Make-up)*

3

2 years

Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General)

3

1 year

Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Tanning, Stone Therapy and Lash Extensions)

3

1 year

Diploma in Spa Therapy

3

1 year

Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up

3

1 year

BEAUTY THERAPY AND MEDIA MAKE-UP

BEAUTY THERAPY AND MEDIA MAKE-UP

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*BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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LEVEL THREE: 4 or more A* to C’s

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, RETAIL AND ADMIN

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THE BUSINESS Do you have the potential to start your own business or work with others for a large company within the UK's largest employment sector? If you are the sort of person who would enjoy a career in business, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got the right skills to the right level.

These courses will give you an insight into current and future business activity from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

Mayor’s Business Student of the Year

You will be investigating topics such as: Customer services, e-business, merchandising and display, recruitment and retail services.

William Rawlinson was named the Mayor’s Business Studies Student of the Year at the College of West Anglia student awards 2011/12.

Have you got what it takes to manage other people, or to market products?

His tutor said: “Will is a very deserving recipient of this prestigious award. He has achieved a distinction in his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and we are delighted that he has chosen to continue his studies with us on the BA (Hons) Business Management. Will exhibits remarkable team spirit and has been active as a mentor for the year one business students, particularly supporting their enterprise work. Will is without a doubt an outstanding young man and a very worthy winner of this award”.

Perhaps company law appeals to you, or developing your place in the retail sector. Would you like to be responsible for a company’s human resources department or purchasing for a large business?

The future All these opportunities and many more will be available to you if you take the first step into a career in business management, retail and administration. We offer a range of courses which will get you started on the path to success.

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/ ice work n and off / human o ti a tr is Admin ntancy nd accou and legal finance a w la s/ resource management / n/ g professio sales / purchasin d n a tail g re n d ti n e a rk il ma / reta urement yed / and proc elf emplo s / t n e m e g a g n a n er ma iness ma small bus

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

BTEC Diploma in Business, Retail and Administration

1

1 year

BTEC Diploma in Business

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business*

3

2 years

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES:

Apprenticeships are available in business and administration, customer service, retail and warehousing. Please see pages 22-25, or visit www.cwa.ac.uk for more details.

• BA (Hons) in Business Management • Dip HE Business Management

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, RETAIL AND ADMIN

Are you a smart, well-organised, potential high flyer looking for opportunities both here and abroad?

*BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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Food fit for the Queen Students from CWA were involved in catering for hundreds of guests at a Diamond Jubilee garden party hosted by the Queen at Sandringham House.

On duty in the royal tent were Kyle Cowles and George Bailey. Kyle said: “I was a bit nervous, but excited too”.

Does the idea of working in a busy environment excite you? FOOD FOR THOUGHT Do you admire the culinary skills of talented chefs and would you like to be the next Jamie Oliver? Do you like working as part of a team and thinking creatively to cater for the tastes of your customers? Have you thought about a career in hospitality? It's the kind of environment that suits lively people who can think on their feet and, what's more, there will never be a shortage of excellent employment opportunities.

At the College of West Anglia, we can help you get started on a career in this exciting, lively environment. Whilst working towards these qualifications students will be able to develop skills in many areas including: Customer service, food and drink service, how to work in a team, food preparation and cooking, food safety and food hygiene.

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CATERING AND HOSPITALITY

CATERING AND HOSPITALITY

It was a real honour for two students who were involved in serving the Royal party itself, with the Queen attending. Twelve other students were involved in preparing the food and forty five were involved with waiting and front of house duties.

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Everyone needs to eat and drink and every catering outlet needs qualified staff. You might like the idea of working in a busy kitchen, developing a career from commis chef through to head chef.

Service! If you like dealing with people, there are plenty of opportunities for waiters and waitresses, as well as bar and restaurant managers. There are also good prospects for reception and hotel management staff, both in the UK, abroad and on cruise liners.

Example careers :

COURSES AVAILABLE:

mis chef / head Bakery / com r staurant or ba chef / hotel, re / rie se tis pa manager / s waiter / waitres receptionist /

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

Introductory Certificate in Hospitality

1

1 year

Diploma in Hospitality

1

1 year

2&3

1 year

Diploma in Professional Cookery

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Apprenticeships are available in catering and hospitality. Please see pages 22-25, or visit www.cwa.ac.uk for more details.

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Project Search

The Bridge to Inclusion: Some learners with learning difficulties may be unable to attend one of our main campuses but can still access one of the bridges through our outcentre. Courses in our outcentre are designed for young adults who have the potential to progress but require a highly supported learning environment. Groups are small and it is possible to have bespoke courses for individuals with particularly challenging needs. Students can progress from the outcentre to main campus courses or employment.

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Courses within this area will help you develop your independent living skills, build your confidence in managing things for yourself, manage your money, cook for yourself and travel independently. These courses develop essential personal, social and practical skills and will help build self-esteem and confidence.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Bridge to Education

We have vast experience in supporting learners across all our campuses with a range of needs including: • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Asperger syndrome • Mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties, including ODD and ADHD • Down Syndrome • Hearing/visual impairment • Tourettes • Low self-esteem • Physical mobility difficulties • Diabetes or epilepsy • Communication difficulties, including Makaton and other systems Don’t worry if your particular need is not listed. We meet all students before enrolling onto any course, to talk about your individual support needs. We will work with you to find ways for you to be in control of your own learning, checking regularly to make sure your support is right.

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Jade Gilbert Centre for Foundation Studies

Bridge to Employment

If you are looking for a way to build your employability skills then the Bridge to Employment will be a great place to start. Courses in this area help to build selfconfidence and concentrate on specific enterprise and employment skills.

The Bridge to Independence:

Bridge to Inclusion

The Bridge to Employment:

Jade re-applied for a childcare course and using all the skills she gained whilst in foundation studies was successful. She also won Cambridgeshire Student of the Year for Foundation Studies at the 2012 student awards.

Many of our students undertake additional travel independence training through TITAN (Travel Independence Training Across the Nation) whilst completing a course with the centre for foundation studies.

Bridge to Independence

If you need to build your skills before you can access one of the level one or two courses on offer at CWA, or our Bridge to Employment, then the Bridge to Education may be for you. Courses develop general skills for college or work towards a specific vocational area.

Jade had always dreamed of working with children and initially applied for a childcare course at the college. However, her lack of confidence and low self-esteem let her down. She made the decision to enrol onto a foundation course in order to improve her maths and English and to work on her confidence skills. The course gave her everything she wanted, small class sizes and a support officer in each session to help when needed.

The centre for foundation studies offers the best possible learning in a friendly and supportive environment.

The Bridge to Education:

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Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

Bridge to College Entry 2

E

1 year

Bridge to College Entry 3

E

1 year

Bridge to Motor Vehicle

E

1 year

Bridge to Vocational Studies - Creative Arts

E

1 year

Bridge to Vocational Studies - IT

E

1 year

Bridge to Vocational Studies - Technology

E

1 year

Stepping Out (Agriculture and Garden Design)

E

1 year

Stepping Out (Animal and Horse Care)

E

1 year

Stepping Out (Care and Childhood)

E

1 year

Stepping Out (Hairdressing)

E

1 year

Stepping Out (Media and Art)

E

1 year

Stepping Out (Music and Performing Arts)

E

1 year

Stepping Out (Retail)

E

1 year

Stepping Out (Sport and Uniformed Services)

E

1 year

Developing Enterprise

E

1 year

Developing Workskills

Isle:

Cambridge:

External centre:

✓ ✓

✓ ✓

E

1 year

E&1

1 year

Independent Living Entry 2

E

1 year

Independent Living Entry 3

E

1 year

Bridge to College Entry 3

E

1 year

Bridge to College Level 1

1

1 year

N/A

1 year

Promoting Independence

E

1 year

Finding Independence

E

1 year

Developing Independence

E

1 year

Becoming Independent

E

1 year

Moving on to Independence

E

1 year

Project Search

Bespoke Course on Application

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LEVEL ONE: Mostly E’s & D’s

LEVEL TWO: 4 or more D’s

CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES

CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES

If you have few or no previous qualifications, have a learning difficulty or disability, or you are just unsure of coming to college the Centre for Foundation Studies has developed a number of ‘Bridges’ to help you cross the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.

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Project Search is an exciting, employment focused, education programme designed to give you the opportunity to learn more about the world of work, develop your employability skills and to try out your skills in real work placements. The project is a partnership between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk County Council, Remploy and the College of West Anglia.

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LEVEL THREE: 4 or more A* to C’s

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The College of West Anglia is developing an exciting international partnership with Berufskolleg Marienschule College, Lippstadt (Germa ny) for opportunities around student exchanges and wor k experience in childcare.

CHILDHOOD STUDIES

Are you interested in the theoretical and practical development of children and applying your knowledge in a fun and varied way in your working life? Are you looking for a vocation rather than just a job?

These courses offer a focused qualification for learners wishing to enter employment in the childcare sector. You will cover topics such as: Child development, keeping children safe, communication with children and adults, positive environments for child care, promoting children’s rights, children’s activities and play, food and nutrition and human growth and development.

With so many working parents, this is a fast growing sector with increasing demand for well trained staff. More nursery and childcare places are being made available to children each year, so there’s never been a better time to take up childhood studies.

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CHILDHOOD STUDIES

So what’s involved?

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Gemma completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Children’s Care, Learning and Development at the college and is now completing a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Early Years, Playwork and Education at CWA as she hopes to become a primary school teacher. Gemma said: “I really enjoy coming to college as the tutors are always available to help. I also like learning new ideas and strategies that I can put into practice at work. Since completing the apprenticeship it has made me more willing to carry on training and undertake new challenges”.

Would you like to make a difference in young people’s lives? MORE THAN A JOB

It’s child’s play....

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Play your part The first years are critical in a child’s development. Do you think you’ve got what it takes to adopt this responsible, yet rewarding role? If you like working with children and can offer passion, enthusiasm and commitment, a career in childcare will give you a sense of satisfaction and real achievement.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

Isle:

Stepping Out (Care and Childhood)

E

1 year

Care and Childhood Studies

1

1 year

Diploma in Childhood and Early Years

2

1 year

Entry to Teaching Assistants

2

1 year

Extended Diploma in Childhood and Early Years*

3

2 years

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES:

Apprenticeships are available in childcare. Please see pages 22-25, or visit www.cwa.ac.uk for more details.

• BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies • Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years, Playwork and Education

* Extended diploma courses have three achievement points: You will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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LEVEL TWO: 4 or more D’s

LEVEL THREE: 4 or more A* to C’s

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COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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L3

DEVELOPING SKILLS

Variety

Would using your IT skills to develop a well-paid career with lots of opportunities sound like a perfect job? Are you organised and efficient and the sort of person to take on responsibilities?

As part of your course you will learn a broad variety of skills needed to understand operating systems and work with a range of computer hardware. You will learn how to use IT to present information, website development, customizing application software, database and spreadsheet software and programming design and development.

All businesses require employees with excellent computing and IT qualifications. Without good people in these important roles nothing will run smoothly. You may be interested in developing a career as a support technician, software engineer, network engineer or helpdesk advisor.

Robert studied computing at the college and finished the course in 2007. He is now a software engineer working on military helicopters for Eurocopter GmbH, which is Europe’s leading fully-integrated aeronautical group and part of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). Robert said: “The College of West Anglia was recommended to me as a place I could study a full-time computing course and therefore cover a wider range of topics. This intrigued me so I visited the campus, liked the layout and facilities, and applied”. “By going to college it will give you the opportunity to begin working towards a better job, with a better salary and working with people that share your interests. My two years at college went too quickly, perhaps I was very fortunate, studying at the College of West Anglia is one of the best decisions I ever made” he added.

Get the job done IT is constantly changing and being upgraded. Businesses and organisations require expert help in choosing the right hardware and software to get the job done.

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Is being called a 'computer nerd' a compliment to you?

Robert Mayo BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners in Software Development

Perhaps you like the idea of being a software tester, systems analyst, knowledge engineer or interface developer.

Creative approach

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Maybe you want to get involved in the more creative side of computing such as website developer or games designer. There are many opportunities for people with the right skills and qualifications, locally, nationally and internationally. We can help get you started in this satisfying and well paid career.

Example careersad: ministrator /

tabase rammer / da r / games Analyst prog erce develope per / IT m m co e/ itect develo database arch r / interface lpdesk adviso k engineer / he or / tw er ne gn / si de engineer e dg le / software ow kn nt trainer / ty consulta ri cu / se / er ag ort technician project man tester / supp e ar w r ft pe so / lo deve engineer yst / website systems anal

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1

1 year

BTEC Diploma in Computing

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1 year

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3

2 years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Games Design*

3

2 years

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES:

Apprenticeships are available in information technology. Please see pages 22-25, or visit www.cwa.ac.uk for more details.

• BSc (Hons) Computer Science • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computer Science

*BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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H.I.P competition

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College student Julie-Ann Morgan entered a national H.I.P (Heating Installation and Plumbing) competition and pitted her plumbing wits against 15 other students from across the Midlands.

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Competitors each had four hours to complete various plumbing tasks, including a copper pipe bending and soldering project. Julie-Ann said: "I was very pleased with the work I produced, I didn't expect to do as well as I did, so it was a real confidence boost”.

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CONSTRUCTION

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Are you technically minded and good with your hands? SUPPLY AND DEMAND Would you like to develop a trade skill giving you a satisfying job in the UK's fastest growing industry? There is always a big demand for skilled, qualified people in this sector and this is an excellent time to start a career in construction. The craft trades like bricklaying, joinery, plumbing and painting and decorating may appeal to you. Qualified and skilled trades people can earn upwards of £20k, with many going on to run their own successful businesses.

Professional skills

COURSES AVAILABLE:

If you aspire to construction management or civil engineering, then you should have an interest in scientific and mathematical principles, as well as good communication skills. Construction managers can earn in excess of £40k.

A variety of courses There are a varied range of courses available that cover areas such as: Plumbing, electrical skills, brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, quantity surveying and architectural design.

Example careers :

icians / ral techn r Architectu tractors’ estimato n o d c n / a r r e y brickla r / painte ian / joine mber / electric lu p / r decorato

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BTEC Diploma in Construction

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1 year

Introduction to Plumbing and Electrical Skills

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1 year

Construction Skills - Brickwork

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1 year

Construction Skills - Carpentry and Joinery

1&2

1 year

Construction Skills - Painting and Decorating

1&2

1 year

Construction Skills - Plastering

1&2

1 year

BTEC Diploma in Construction

2

1 year

Electrical Installation

2

1 year

Plumbing Studies

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction*

3

2 years

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES:

Apprenticeships are available in brickwork, carpentry, electrotechnical, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing. Please see pages 22-25, or visit www.cwa.ac.uk for more details.

• Level 5 Diploma in Civil Engineering (HND) • Level 4 Diploma in Construction (HNC)

* BTEC extended diploma courses have three achievement points: You will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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A winning formula Former motorsport students Rob Sykes and Tom Harrison have set up their own business, S&H Motorsport, which provides independent racing support to drivers who have no mechanics or mechanical trackside experience.

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Rob said: “We wanted to set up an independent race car preparation business with the intention of it becoming a full-time job. We put an advert on a website and after three months we got an email from a man who had bought a brand new Radical SR4 race car”.

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ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING

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Tom added: “Since leaving college Rob and I have been going away with the Radical to race events and have got some solid results, we are leading the championship overall”.

Do you like to take things apart and then rebuild them, just to see how they work?

Both Rob and Tom studied the BTEC Extended Diploma in Motorsport.

A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES

A great combination

Are you practical but like using your brain too? Can you communicate your ideas clearly to others? If this sounds like you, engineering could be your subject.

So, if you like the idea of combining science, technology, maths and practical experience with imagination, reasoning and good communication skills, think about a career in engineering.

Everything around you has been engineered in some way. Cars, computers, TVs, toys, wind turbines, even a simple can of baked beans! A career in engineering can take you anywhere in the world.

Our courses cover a range of engineering areas including: Motor vehicle service and repair, motorsport, electronic and mechanical engineering, plumbing and electrical skills.

Tom Harrison Rob Sykes

Engineering is the science, discipline, art and profession of acquiring and applying technical knowledge to design, materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that safely realise a desired objective. There are plenty of career opportunities and good money to be earned too! Fully qualified, professional engineers earn in excess of £45k per year.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Career options range from design and development to engineering technician and from motor vehicle technicians to motorsport engineers.

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Introduction to Engineering Skills

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Introduction to Plumbing and Electrical Skills

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1 year

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Intermediate Engineering Skills

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering*

3

2 years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Motorsport*

3

2 years

Motor Vehicle – Service and Repair Diploma in Vehicle Body and Paint Operations

Example careers :

nce aintena ician / m ehicle n h c te rv CAD eer r / moto enginee otor sport engin / m t / n n e ia technic n and developm n hnicia / desig ring tec enginee

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HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES:

Apprenticeships are available in electrotechnical, engineering, motor vehicle body and paint operations and motor vehicle maintenance. Please see pages 22-25, or visit www.cwa.ac.uk for more details.

• Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Motorsport Engineering • Level 5 Diploma in Civil Engineering (HND) • Level 4 BTEC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (HNC)

* BTEC extended diploma courses have three achievement points: You will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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Keri applied to the College of West Anglia as she wanted to pursue a career in the equine industry. “I have a passion for horses and want to have a career working with them. I received good grades at school which allowed me to enter straight on to the level three course” she said.

The excellent location of the Cambridge campus, close to Newmarket and the huge equine industry provides you with an outstanding opportunity to progress your industry understanding and employment opportunities on a local, regional and national scale.

This course is just the beginning We will help you to develop technical skills and maximise your employment opportunities. You will learn about the practical, scientific and administrative skills associated with the care of a wide range of horses and ponies. If you achieve the extended diploma qualification you’ll be well-placed to study an honours degree at university. Areas studied include: Horse preparation and presentation, horse rehabilitation and therapy, horse behaviour and welfare, stable skills, horse husbandry, riding horses and event management.

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EQUINE

Grasp the ‘reins’ and gallop onto your career pathway

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Once Keri has completed this course she is thinking about either applying to university to continue her studies or seek employment in the equine industry.

Are you passionate about horses? Would you like to develop your skills and turn your passion into your career? Yes, if you’d love to work in the equine industry, are commited to horse welfare and prepared to put in the hard work and hours. Our courses have been specifically designed to meet the needs of employers in this field.

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Keri would say to someone thinking about studying an equine course at CWA: “It’s a fun course, but you must be committed to the course and willing to learn”.

EQUINE

IS IT FOR ME?

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Keri Whitwell Extended Diploma in Horse Management

Cambridgeshire Horse Sport Academy The Cambridgeshire Horse Sport Academy (CHSA) is aimed at increasing knowledge and experience in a wide range of equestrian disciplines, including driving, polo, polocrosse, vaulting, horseball and TREC.

Example careers :

The CHSA aims to harness the diversity within the equine world and maximise participation in the widest form possible.

on yard / competiti a in g in ard / Work a livery y working in a stud horse / fter looking a e nursing u eq in

For riders or non riders, horse owners or non horse owners the CHSA takes advantage of the excellent facilities available at the College of West Anglia and is part of the successful provision of equestrian excellence. For more information please call 01223 860701. Alternatively, visit our website: www.cwa.ac.uk/horse or email horse@col-westanglia.ac.uk

COURSES AVAILABLE:

of West Anglia ts from the Collegears. One student en ud st d ha ve ha ye “We s e for the last 20 on work experienc offered her a full-time job, she ha d we ha d an we ently came to us last 12 years. Rec been here for the student and have also offered her another outstanding when she has qualified from CWA.” a job, she starts use Farm Stud Katy Holder-

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Stepping Out (Animal and Horse Care)

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Introduction to Animal and Horse Care

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1 year

Diploma in Equine/Horse Care

2

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Extended Diploma in Horse Management *

3

2 years

HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES:

• BSc (Hons) Equine Studies • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Equine Studies

*Extended diploma courses have three achievement points: You will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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When Lidija first came to the UK she didn’t speak any English so applied to CWA to “improve my English, meet new people, make new friends and have a better life”.

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Lidija said: “The College of West Anglia has excellent tutors and is a great learning environment. The thing I most enjoyed about coming to college is learning about English grammar. It also allowed me to meet people from different countries and I have made some wonderful friends”.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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“If you want to improve your life you need to achieve good qualifications and CWA provides you the opportunity to do this” she added. Lidija is planning to continue her studies at CWA and has already applied to the BTEC Diploma in Business, Retail and Administration.

Improving your English can help you get more out of your life in the UK.

Lidija Bukelskyte

If English isn’t your main language, you can enrol on a course to help you improve your language skills. These courses are called ESOL or English for Speakers of Other Languages. These courses are for young people who want to progress to a college course or students who want to improve their language skills for work or further study.

ESOL Routes to Learning

nationally recognised qualification in language. If you do not have English skills at ESOL entry three or above, you need to take an ESOL course to demonstrate your knowledge of language and life in the United Kingdom.

Improving your English will give you the language and study skills you need to progress to a vocational course, improve your skills and confidence at home and work, help you to apply for jobs, help you work in a team, help you to learn about life in the UK and give you the skills to gain a

ESOL ROUTES TO LEARNING: ESOL Routes to Learning

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FASHION AND TEXTILES

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FASHION AND TEXTILES

Do you have a real creative flair, with a good eye for colour and design? UNIQUE CAREERS

Made in the UK

Are you a keen fashion follower and enjoy customising and designing clothes to your own unique style? Would you like to take your interest to the next level and even be a major influence in the fashion industry?

Even though the manufacture of clothes, shoes and textiles increasingly takes place overseas, there are still plenty of career opportunities in the UK. These range from pattern cutters or graders to textile designers and include fashion designers, fashion buyers, costume designers or fashion stylists.

A career in fashion and textiles might be just what you are looking for.

You could earn between £33k and £66k a year as a fashion buyer or designer.

You may have some experience of design technology, art, textiles or photography at school.

Make a start on an exciting, creative career with our diploma courses.

Perhaps you just love drawing, working with fabrics and textures to make clothes or accessories to wear, or to furnish your home, or as gifts for your friends.

Example careerhisng: manufacture /

Your creativity and artistic skills can be put to good use within the fashion industry.

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Passion for fashion

2013 Taster Sessiossniosn in fashion

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Students from the Isle campus strutted their stuff on the catwalk for a head-turning fashion show of their work. The group spent nine months creating their own creative collections for the show and were proud to showcase their work to the public.

The students were inspired by everything from tropical fish, country wear, winter woollens, silk dresses, historical embellished bodices to trench coats and funfairs to create their end-of year pieces.

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BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

1&2

1 year

3

2 years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles*

*BTEC extended diploma courses have three achievement points: You will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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FURNITURE DESIGN AND MAKING

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FURNITURE DESIGN AND MAKING

Do you like working with your hands and your mind to design, make and create furniture? CREATIVE SKILLS Would you like to combine creativity and craft skills with intelligence to produce fresh new takes on furniture design? Designers use their creative skills to plan and design hand crafted work spaces in buildings and other structures. They produce designs for businesses, hotels, domestic properties, public buildings, ships and aircraft and oversee projects from the outset through to completion. As a furniture designer you will firstly sketch your designs by hand, or work them up on computer. Then you decide what materials you'd like to work with mostly hardwood timbers. You will then have to decide how to actually make the creative hand-crafted furniture.

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/ / conservator Cabinet maker lisher po re itu rn fu / gner furniture desi n fitter / gilder / kitche r he is fin d an rnisher / fu ft so fitter / restorer / shop wood / wood carver upholsterer / st ni hi mac turner / wood

A career in furniture design could be for you. If you take one of our courses, you'll find yourself developing fine craft skills and creative design solutions. These practical courses will develop and extend students’ manufacturing techniques including upholstery and finishing methods of modern and antique furniture.

2013 Taster Sessionsesssion in

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Diego applied to the College of West Anglia as he already had some woodworking skills and was really interested in improving his knowledge. “On this course we firstly learn how to make hand joints then we start to use all the machinery. In the workshop we have lots of equipment that is really well maintained and very safe” he said. “If I was to recommend this course I would say to someone to definitely do it. If you are interested in woodwork it’s brilliant, just brilliant!” he added.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Level:

Duration:

Isle:

Certificate in Making Furniture and Furnishings

1

1 year

Diploma in Furniture Making

2

1 year

Diploma in Furniture Design and Making

3

1 year

Diego Bernasconi Diploma in Furniture Making

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GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

Do you appreciate the work of animators, typographers, photographers and artists?

Do you have a strong visual sense or see a landscape and imagine how to frame the shot?

Graphic designers are visual artists who use their creative skills and computer know-how to develop images and designs to promote products and services in the commercial world.

A photographer produces images that tell a story, record an event, record evidence or communicate a message. Professional photographers blend creativity and a good eye with technical expertise.

With the right talent and qualifications, you could earn up to £60k a year as an art director or senior designer at a top company, work freelance, or be involved in the development of cutting-edge website development.

There are loads of opportunities for professional photographers, including plenty of travel and the chance to be your own boss.

The graphic design course has established a national reputation and offers students the opportunity to experience a wide range of design areas from advertising, packaging, editorial, web design, corporate identity, typography and animation.

Blaze of Glory

You could even specialise in particular areas such as fashion, documentary, forensics, science or landscape - maybe even fine art photography.

Student Karen Catchpole was snap-happy after helping to raise money for charity in an unusual way. She had been asked to take photographs of ladies who were sponsored to tackle some unusual drives – on vehicles including a fire engine, a digger, a tractor, lorries, skip lorries and even a hovercraft.

Taster Sessions 2013

The photography course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in professional photography. Areas you will study include camera techniques, black and white photography and image manipulation.

We are running a tas ter session in photography and gra phic design at the Isle campus on Monday 7th January 2013. This workshop is ava ilable for all students in year’s 10 and 11. For more informati on please contact Sue Baker on 0194 5 468341.

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Have you always wanted to work in a creative industry?

She sold the photographs she took and raised more than £100 – and earned praise from the organisers. Event administrator Jenny Butler went out of her way to tell the college what a success Karen had been. Karen was also named Level 3 Photography Student of the Year for the Isle campus at the 2011/12 CWA student awards.

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ok cove vertisin gn: CD and bo tterheads) / design for ad / film Graphic desi le k d or w an n s ss card exhibitio (logos, busine / display and n io eb at w tr d us an ill t prin design / / design for ork / graphic w n io at im gn and an / interior desi ity Fair, GQ) an / (V n) k er or od w M ty e (Tat : Celebri llery curator )/ Photography iving etc) / ga rapher (Vogue (L og er ot ph ph ra n io og sh fa phot / n) ia rd (The Gua portage) documentary (paparazzi, re newspapers

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Level:

Duration:

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Isle:

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

1&2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design*

3

2 years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Practical Photography (Wet Processing, Digital, Commercial and Fine Art)*

3

2 years

*BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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rs : Example caree ing ylist / hairdress Cruise liner st ex pl m co liday technician / ho stylist / salon ia ed m / t is yl st n owner / manager / salo eatrical th salon stylist / logist ho ic tr stylist /

Do you have an interest in hair, style and image? OUTGOING AND CREATIVE Have you got a lively personality and would like a career where you’ll meet new people as well as use your creative flair to make people look good? If you are an outgoing and friendly person, who enjoys working with their hands, gets on well with people and thrives on being creative, becoming a professional hairdresser could be for you. Training for a career in this field is very varied. You'll research and explore the science of hair, as well as develop current industry skills and techniques.

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HAIRDRESSING

HAIRDRESSING

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Whether you are just starting out in hairdressing, or already an ambitious stylist looking to improve your career, there are some fantastic opportunities available to you. All aspects of hairdressing will be covered including shampoo and hair conditioning, hair cutting techniques, creative up-styles, hair colouring and salon reception duties.

Isle Inspire show Hair and beauty students from the Isle campus showcased their innovative and creative images on the catwalk. Doors opened with an awe-inspiring hair and beauty display that embodied true Hollywood glitz and glamour. The fabulous creations took centre stage and the models were brought to life by hair and beauty students. The designs were themed around images representing nationalities from around the world, fantasy proms, music through the decades, commercial brides and futuristic styles.

There is a great choice of career opportunities too.

Be the boss of your own destiny Perhaps you have ambitions to run your own salon one day? You might like the idea of working in a health spa, or on board a cruise liner. Or, maybe you'd like to specialise in theatrical or film hair styling.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Level:

Duration:

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Stepping Out (Hairdressing)

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1 year

Diploma in Hair and Beauty

1

1 year

Diploma in Hairdressing (Stage1)

2

1 year

Diploma in Hairdressing (Stage 2)

2

1 year

Diploma in Hairdressing - Fast Track (Day or Evening)

2

1 year

Diploma in Hairdressing

3

1 year

Diploma in Hairdressing - Fast Track (Day or Evening)

3

1 year

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Apprenticeships are available in hairdressing. Please see pages 22-25, or visit www.cwa.ac.uk for more details.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

The health and social care sector offers excellent career prospects for those who are keen to help others. If you think this is the kind of work that will suit you, then we’ll have a course for you.

Health and social care students were presented with vouchers in recognition of their hard work for the Osteoporosis Society.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Do you want to make a substantial difference to people’s lives by caring for them and using your communication skills to listen and reassure them?

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The six students worked in conjunction with the King’s Lynn branch of the society to produce materials encouraging young people aged 16-25 to take care of their bone health. The students designed and produced a poster and leaflet, which it is hoped will be adopted for national distribution by the society. Louise Fox, Osteoporosis Society regional development manager, presented the vouchers and praised the students for their work: “Osteoporosis is often seen as affecting older people. The college students have worked hard to get this message across in an engaging manner. We are very grateful to the students for their work”.

Are you a kind and compassionate person, looking for a rewarding and satisfying career? BE THE DIFFERENCE

Osteoporosis Society praise college students

Health and social care is a growth sector with strong local employment opportunities. The health and social care courses are for those students who wish to develop a career in caring, nursing or social care. You will cover modules such as communication and individual rights, needs in health and social care, equality, diversity and rights, health, safety and security and development through the life stages.

Helping people to make the best of their lives is a very gratifying experience for you, as well as being very important to those you care for. We want to help you acquire the right skills and knowledge, as well as give you the understanding and experience that you need to develop a very worthwhile and important career.

Student flies off to help the poor Health and social care student James Fox flew out to help some of the poorest people in the world, many of whom are also suffering major health problems. James completed his course in 2012 but postponed thoughts of university and made the journey of more than 3,000 miles to Nigeria in Africa, where he lived with a local family in Kwara State for three months. While there he supported Voluntary Services Overseas to help educate youngsters, warn about the dangers of HIV and Aids and promote the welfare of women. James said: “I did not know what I wanted to study at university, so I was keen to do something worthwhile to help others during my gap year”.

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Care and Childhood Studies

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Diploma in Health and Social Care

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1 year

Working in Health and Social Care

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1 year

Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care*

3

2 years

Nursing / Paramedic Academy*

3

2 years

Stepping Out (Care and Childhood)

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Apprenticeships are available in health and social care. Please see pages 22-25, or visit www.cwa.ac.uk for more details.

*Extended diploma courses have three achievement points: You will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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Jordan applied to the College of West Anglia as “I wanted to study a horticulture course and knew that CWA was a good college”. “The thing I enjoy most about coming to CWA is spending time in the greenhouses and learning about all the plants. Once I have finished this course I would like to start my own business” said Jordan. Jordan would say to anyone thinking about applying to CWA “come to this college, it is really good and has a wide range of things for you to learn”. Jordan Moore BTEC Extended Diploma in Horticulture

Are you creative? Do you enjoy working outside doing active work? Are you interested in environmental matters? CULTIVATE YOUR CAREER Are you after a practical hands-on career that will enable you to work with nature, using your biological knowledge and your creativity? If you've answered yes to some or all of these, then a career in horticulture could be right for you. You might be interested in garden design, soil science, landscaping and estate management. Perhaps plant propagation and decorative horticulture will fire your imagination, or maybe you like the idea of green keeping and landscaping sports turf - an ideal combination of horticulture and sport!

specialise in sports grounds, you can achieve a work based qualification in greenkeeping or sport turf management. With the media spotlight on green issues, you'll never be short of opportunities in the horticultural sector. These courses are designed to enable students to acquire the skills and necessary technical grounding to pursue a career in horticulture. In order to reflect this aim the courses contents include: Estate skills, flower and foliage identification and use, garden design, plant propagation, plant use and knowledge and principles of plant and soil science.

The future’s green

. Hampton Court Palace by CWA students at Show garden created

Our courses are widely recognised within the industry - and many head gardeners, nursery and garden centre owners, landscape gardeners and florists began their careers this way. If you want to

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Example careers :

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1 year

Diploma in Agriculture and Garden/Landscape Design

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1 year

Diploma in Garden and lanscape Design (Horticulture)

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Environmental Sustainability *

3

2 years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Horticulture*

3

2 years

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APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Apprenticeships are available in horticulture. Please see pages 22-25, or visit www.cwa.ac.uk for more details.

*BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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If you are the sort of person who keeps their finger on the pulse of world affairs and news output, then a career in media, film or television production might be right for you.

practical activities. You will also have a range of projects to complete including, comedy, fictional drama, corporate videos, documentaries, music videos and news programmes.

Television and film offers a huge range of career opportunities. From the producers, directors and writers responsible for programme content, to production technicians and camera crews, as well as the administrative support roles.

As part of the extended diploma in television and film, you'll gain practical experience by making a variety of programmes, from promotional videos to filming music gigs.

Example careers :

r/ rk / directo Camera wo ng / ti h lig / rnalist editor / jou manager / production / writer researcher

Groundbreaking The College of West Anglia’s media department have their own groundbreaking Internet TV station – Springboard TV. This is designed to bring about a rapid change in the way media students learn their subject while simultaneously preparing them for a career in the media business. The channel enables students to get real experience of the media industry while gaining a vocational qualification. The college has invested heavily in new technology and has its own fully equipped television studio with HD cameras and the latest blue and green screen technology. A wide range of content is produced by learners under the guidance of skilled media professionals. The station is ‘owned’ by the learners and they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own content and work co-operatively in a ‘community of learning’.

The media department is staffed with highly-experienced professionals, who are here to give you an ideal start to your media career. Our courses are designed for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the TV and film industry. You will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for success in these areas. These courses involve camera skills, directing, interview techniques and script writing, film making and other ‘hands-on’

In 2011 Springboard TV won the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) Award for Leadership of Innovation in Curriculum Development at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards.

Stephen applied to the College of West Anglia because I wanted to make something of my life and knew coming to college was the first step in achieving this”. Stephen said: “I have always enjoyed creating films and been interested in how they are made so by studying at the college I can gain more knowledge and make films with the great friends I have made here”. “I would say to anyone thinking about studying at CWA to do it! You will not regret it. The courses are fantastic and the place is an incredible environment to learn in” he added. Stephen Evans BTEC Extended Diploma in Television and Film

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Are you fascinated by television production? Would yoU like to know more about the industry?

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Stepping Out (Media and Art)

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BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Television and Film*

3

2 years

Diploma in Creative iMedia

3

1 year

*BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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John applied to the College of West Anglia as he wants to become a music teacher at a secondary school. “On this course we study things like music performance, theory of music, recording techniques and look at world music” he said.

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John added: “The equipment and facilities at the college are a lot better than many other colleges. We have even had people come back from university and say that the facilities at university are not up to the standard of facilities and equipment at CWA”.

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MUSIC

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John Wood BTEC Diploma in Music

Are you passionate about music and would you like to turn your hobby into a career? MUSIC TO YOUR EARS Do you want to be the next big thing? Or would you like to share your musical ability with others or use your technical abilities to help musicians? Every time you turn on the TV, listen to the radio, enjoy a live performance, buy a CD or download an MP3, you are benefiting from the skills of someone who's had specialist training in music or music technology.

If you want to be involved in the music industry then these could be the courses for you. They are designed to develop your practical performance skills and may include the following units: Reading / writing music, composing, using a recording studio and specialist music software, understanding music and studying music from around the world.

There are lots of employment opportunities in both the creative and administrative areas of the music industry. From being a sound engineer for live events or the recording studio, becoming a composer, recording artist or session musician and tutoring private pupils to working in the retail sector or music promotion. You will learn under the guidance of tutors with an impressive amount of experience as working musicians. Our courses are designed to make our students highly employable in the freelance world or prepare them for higher education.

Example car eers :

Compo sition / freelanc musica e music l se private rvices / perform ian / tu e ition / p recordin romotio r / ga musicia rtist / retail / s n / n / soun ession d technic ians for hire / sound li ve wor in record ing stud k and ios

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

Stepping Out (Music and Performing Arts)

E

1 year

BTEC Diploma in Music

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Music*

3

2 years

*BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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PERFORMING ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

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Were you born to perform? Or do you prefer working behind the scenes? TAKE CENTRE STAGE

Get in character

Do you love dancing, acting or musical theatre? Would you love to work in film or television? Does the idea of a live audience give you a thrill?

If you want to perform in either drama or dance the college will have a course to suit you. These courses will develop you practical skills and you will look at a number of different areas including improvisation, how to create and act a character, learning dance techniques (tap, ballet and jazz), singing and musical theatre.

We can give you a head start in this enormously competitive arena by helping you develop your abilities in dance, acting and musical theatre. Or, if behind the scenes is more your style, the technical theatre course increases your skills in lighting, sound and stage management. On the media make-up course you can learn how to create characters, special effects and body art.

Former performing arts student Gareth Mole has found success in his dream job as a professional dancer with one of the country’s leading contemporary dance companies ‘National Dance Company Wales’.

During the year you will take part in a variety of different performances, some you will devise yourself and others will be based on scripts. You will perform a dance show, a musical, a melodrama and learn how to market and finance shows.

Gareth joined National Dance Company Wales in August 2010 as a young apprentice and was quickly spotted as an emerging talent. He was offered a full-time position as a company member just six months into his apprenticeship.

The performing arts team draws on a broad range of professional experience to bring out the best in you. Our courses also give you the opportunity to be involved in lots of productions. Just think, your future career could be in: Acting, dance or theatre-in-education, cruise ship performing, holiday entertaining or as a lighting/sound technician for theatre, music and media. Many of our students go on to higher education. An extended diploma will give up to 420 UCAS points and others go on to further training at specialist dance/drama schools, make-up or technician centre’s. The opportunities are there...It's up to you to make it happen!

Gareth Mole BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Example careers :

Dance in education / dan ce performance / film / holida y entertainer / performing on a cruise ship / theatre in edu cation / theatre technician / touring theatre (performing and technical) / TV acting

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

Stepping Out (Music and Performing Arts)

E

1 year

Diploma in Performing Arts

1

1 year

BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting, Dance and Singing)

2

1 year

Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

2

1 year

BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting, Dance and Singing)

3

2 years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts (Technical Theatre – Sound, Lighting and Stage Management)*

3

2 years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts (Theatrical and Media Make-up)*

3

2 years

Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up

3

1 year

*BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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Example c areers :

Bioche mist / scientis biologist / b io t scientis / chemist / c medical li t nica / crime e forensic xamine l p s y rs / c h scientis ologist t / microb / laboratory t forensic e iologis t / pha chnician / rmaco logist

Do you want a career in forensic science? Would you like to experience real science using all the latest technology as it is applied in the everyday world? Forensic scientists apply science to the law to help solve crimes. In criminal cases forensic scientists are often involved in the search for and examination of physical traces which might be useful for establishing or excluding an association between someone suspected of committing a crime and the scene of the crime or victim.

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SCIENCE

SCIENCE PROBLEM SOLVED

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natural world works, with observable physical evidence as the basis of that understanding. It is done through observation of natural phenomena, and/or through experimentation that tries to simulate natural processes under controlled conditions. You will study various units including: fundamentals of science, scientific investigation, practical techniques and the perceptions of science.

They work closely with the police and visit crime scenes.

CSI students investigate murder mystery

If you enjoy following clues and solving problems a career in science may be for you.

Forensic science students swarm over a secluded corner of the King’s Lynn campus inspecting dusty footprints, eyeballing a discarded weapon, examining a blood trail and scribbling notes in an attempt to solve a gruesome mystery.

Our course will give you the opportunity to apply science to the world around you. Science is the concerted human effort to understand, or to understand better, the history of the natural world and how the

An array of criminal evidence litters the scene and the students need to search and recover forensic evidence to allow biological profiling. They use biology, chemistry, physics and math skills to unravel the mystery. Nicola Lloyd, forensic lecturer said; "The mock crime scenes provide a great opportunity for students to practice search and recovery techniques in the field whilst having some fun! They help our students to realise the relevance of science and give them an idea of what it’s really like to be a field CSI investigator.”

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

BTEC Diploma in Applied Sciences

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Forensic Science*

3

2 years

* BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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leisure / structor / Fitness in ting and coaching / icia r ff o to / c r u e tr g s ies in mana us activit r/ adventuro ainer / PE teache / tr l st a ly n a o n pers rts a pist / spo fficers / ra e th io s y to ph velopmen sports de ment / e g a n a m sports pist ra e sports th

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SPORT

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Have you an interest in getting a career in the sport and active leisure industry? Do you get a buzz out of working with young people, and sharing skills and knowledge with them? Is the health of the nation an important issue to you? What about the Olympics, how could you contribute to its legacy?

ACADEMY PROGRAMMES

A career in sport and active leisure will not only keep you fit, but you can help others do the same. Sport has an important contribution to make to our society, not only in terms of improving health and addressing obesity, but also in helping young people find a focus.

• Girls Football - available at King’s Lynn Sports Campus

Would you like to be part of this dynamic, rapidly growing industry? With so many people taking up regular exercise, there are lots of opportunities. There are openings in education: teaching PE, sports development officers or sports coaching. But there are also over 5,000 leisure centres and private gyms employing over 50,000 people. The sports and fitness industry is worth over £1.5 billion a year. The college works with a number of local employers and higher education institutions to allow progression for our learners including: Local borough councils, Anglia Ruskin University, Lynnsport, Fitness Express, Premier Sports, Kings Lynn Community Football, Top Coaching and sports development schemes.

The college offers academy programmes in the following areas: • Elite football - available at King’s Lynn Sports Campus

• Basketball - available at King’s Lynn Sports Campus • Rugby - available at King’s Lynn Sports Campus

Rowing his way to success

• Individuals who excel at any other sport The sports academy programme is designed to complement students following a sport course. Academies are designed to provide sports students with the opportunity to continue training, coaching and competing in their respective sport while receiving sports science, strength and conditioning, nutrition and sports psychology support from our athlete development programme around their educational programmes. Our sports academy model allows individuals to achieve well on their education programme and develop as an athlete.

College of West Anglia sports student Adam Hughes, who is currently a Welsh and GB Junior International rower, was the only sculler to win events on both days at the International Rowing Regatta, Coupe De La Jeunesse, held in Spain. Adam is part of the College of West Anglia sports academy based at the sports campus and combines studying on the extended diploma in sport with opportunities to train toward his selected sport. Programme manager for sport Tommy Goode said, “It is fantastic what Adam is achieving in his sport and the dedication he shows to it. We are very proud of his success”.

Training and competitions will be on a regional and national scale within the British Colleges structure and some academies play against professional and semiprofessional clubs.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

For more information on the academies and how to apply please visit www.cwa.ac.uk/sport

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

Stepping Out (Sport and Uniformed Services)

E

1 year

Sport and Uniformed Services

1

1 year

Diploma in Coaching and Activity Leadership

2

1 year

Diploma in Fitness Instructing

2

1 year

Diploma in Sport

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Coaching, Activity and Fitness Leadership)*

3

2 years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Science*

3

2 years

Isle:

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Multiple Award Winner Travel and tourism student Leigh Dawson rounded off her time at CWA by winning the travel and tourism student of the year award 2012.

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Leigh was also named as Youth Worker of the Year for Cambridgeshire, won the youth category in the Pride in Fenland awards and received the March Lions award for young people.

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Are you looking for a varied, dynamic career that will enable you to travel around the world? Do you have good communication skills? Are you interested in customer service? Do you like meeting new people? In the UK, over 120,000 people work in the travel and tourism sector and with growth in low-price flights, this is only set to increase. In fact, the industry is set to become one of the three economic giants of the 21st century.

Example careers :

Airport staff hotel m and cabin cre w/ anage represe ntatives r / holiday / travel travel w agen rite working r / tourist guid ts / e on a cr uise lin s / er

These courses are for students seeking a career in the worldwide travel and tourism industries. You will develop key skills in communication and IT, investigate travel and tourism, look into long haul travel destinations and customer service amongst other specialist units.

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

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There are some fantastic career prospects both at home and abroad, as well as opportunities within the airlines themselves. Perhaps you've always dreamt of being airline cabin crew; maybe you like the idea of becoming a travel agent, or even a holiday rep; and there are more than 850 tourist information centres in the UK, employing nearly 3,500 people. If you want to take the first steps towards a fantastic career, it's important that you have the right attitude, as well as the right skills and qualifications. The College of West Anglia can help get you started and make your dreams come true.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism

1&2

1 year

3

2 years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism* *BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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UNIFORMED SERVICES

Do you want an exciting and challenging career? ANSWER YOUR CALLING

Armed forces

Are you a natural born leader? Do you thrive on challenges, teamwork and the unpredictable? The uniformed service industries require individuals with the right attitude and skills.

The Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force employ over 200,000 regular forces personnel in a variety of combat and support roles all over the world.

These courses provide qualifications for students interested in a career in one of the uniformed services, e.g. ambulance, fire, police, customs and excise, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, Royal Air Force or in the security industry. Most of our qualifications include studies in public service skills, public service fitness, adventurous training and teamwork in the public service, leadership, physical preparation and human behaviour. Great opportunities exist within the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, as well as the fire service, the police and prison service. You might find yourself doing any of these: Travelling the world, dealing with difficult and sometimes dangerous situations, helping to rescue people, animals and buildings, or dealing with anti-social behaviour and peace keeping. For those looking for a career in the private security industry we offer a well established course which provides door supervision and stewarding qualifications. Previous learners gained employment at the 2012 Olympics.

Fire service

Look at Life in the British Army

Fire fighting can be a small part of everyday work as firefighters also educate the public and employers on fire safety and attend all emergency incidents.

Students took part in a physically and mentally demanding week with the British Army at Swanton Morley’s Robinson Barracks in Norfolk.

Prison officers Prison officers are responsible for the health and safety, escorting, training and rehabilitation of prisoners.

The students completed personal fitness tests, the assault course for battlefield fitness, got their hands on paintball guns and assaulted an urban village with smoke grenades and flash bangs. They also learned patrolling techniques, survival techniques, cooking with rations, casualty evacuation techniques, erecting shelters, camouflage and concealment and sniper stalking.

Police

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The role of the police service is to uphold the law fairly and firmly, help to prevent crime, pursue and bring to justice those who break the law and protect, help and reassure the community.

The British Army Look at Life course is for those students who have an interest in joining the military and gives an in-depth and thorough experience of the demanding week in the shoes of a recruit.

Security industry This is a fast growing sector in which there are a wide range of employers and those self-employed. The private security sector encompasses a wide variety of security operations, ranging from the traditional uniformed security officer to highly skilled technicians installing security systems.

COURSES AVAILABLE:

Level:

Duration:

King’s Lynn:

Isle:

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Stepping Out (Sport and Uniformed Services)

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1 year

Sport and Uniformed Services

1

1 year

Diploma in Uniformed and Public Services

2

1 year

Intermediate Uniformed Services

2

1 year

BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed and Public Services*

3

2 years

Security Practitioner Operations

3

1 year

*BTEC extended diploma courses have 3 achievement points: you will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and will have the opportunity to work towards either the diploma or the extended diploma in the second year.

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Business management, retail and admin

Catering and hospitality

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Bridge to College Entry 2 Bridge to College Entry 3 Bridge to Motor Vehicle ■ Bridge to Vocational Studies - Creative Arts ■ Bridge to Vocational Studies - IT ■ Bridge to Vocational Studies - Technology ■ Stepping Out (Agriculture and Garden/Landscape Design) ■ Stepping Out (Animal and Horse Care) ■ Stepping Out (Care and Childhood) ■ Stepping Out (Hairdressing) ■ Stepping Out (Media and Art) ■ Stepping Out (Music and Performing Arts) ■ Stepping Out (Retail) ■ ■ ■

Stepping Out (Sport and Uniformed Services) Developing Enterprise ■ Developing Workskills ■ Project Search ■ Independent Living Entry 2 ■ Independent Living Entry 3 ■ Promoting Independence ■ Finding Independence ■ Developing Independence ■ Becoming Independent ■ Moving on to Independence ■

Stepping Out (Care and Childhood)

Diploma in Animal and Horse Care

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

Animal Care Assistant Diploma in Animal Care ■ Practical Animal Handling

Diploma in Hair and Beauty

BTEC Diploma in Business, Retail and Administration

Introductory Certificate in Hospitality Diploma in Hospitality

Bridge to College Project Search

Care and Childhood Studies

Extended Diploma in Animal Management Extended Diploma in Animal Management (Vet Nursing) ■ Practical Animal Care ■

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

Diploma in Beauty Therapy Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General) – Fast Track (Evening) ■ Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up ■ Diploma in Nail Technology

Apprenticeship in Business and Administration Apprenticeship in Customer Service ■ Apprenticeship in Retail ■ Apprenticeship in Wholesale, Distribution and Warehousing ■ BTEC Diploma in Business

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Entry to Construction

Apprenticeship in Catering and Hospitality Diploma in Professional Cookery

Apprenticeship in Childcare ■ Diploma in Childhood and Early Years Entry to Teaching Assistants

Apprenticeship in IT Application Specialist BTEC Diploma in Computing

Stepping Out (Animal and Horse Care)

BTEC Diploma in IT

Advanced Apprenticeship in Childcare Extended Diploma in Childhood and Early Years

BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing BTEC Extended Diploma in Games Design

Apprenticeship in Decorative Operations - Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship in Plastering ■ Apprenticeship in Plumbing Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations - Brickwork ■ Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations - Carpentry ■ BTEC Diploma in Construction ■ Construction Skills - Brickwork ■ Construction Skills - Carpentry and Joinery ■ Construction Skills Painting and Decorating ■ Construction Skills - Plastering ■ Electrical Installation ■ Plumbing Studies

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Advanced Apprenticeship in Decorative Operations - Painting and Decorating Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrotechnical Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing ■ Advanced Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations - Brickwork ■ Advanced Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations - Carpentry ■ BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction

Introduction to Engineering Skills Introduction to Plumbing and Electrical Skills Motor Vehicle - Service and Repair

Apprenticeship in Engineering Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Body and Paint Operations Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance ■ Diploma in Vehicle Body and Paint Operations ■ Intermediate Engineering Skills ■ Motor Vehicle - Service and Repair

■ Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrotechnical

■ Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering

■ Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance ■ BTEC Extended

Introduction to Animal and Horse Care

Diploma in Equine/Horse Care

Diploma in Engineering ■ BTEC Extended Diploma in Motorsport ■ Diploma in Vehicle Body and Paint Operations ■ Motor Vehicle-Service and Repair ■

Extended Diploma in Horse Management

ESOL Routes to Learning

ESOL Routes to Learning

ESOL Routes to Learning

Fashion and textiles

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles

Furniture design and making

Certificate in Making Furniture and Furnishings

Diploma in Furniture Making

Diploma in Furniture Design and Making

Graphic design and photography

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design BTEC Extended Diploma in Practical Photography (Wet Processing, Digital, Commercial and Fine Art)

ESOL Routes to Learning

Stepping Out (Hairdressing)

Health and social care

Horticulture, garden and landscape design

Media, Television and film

Music

Stepping Out (Music and Performing Arts)

Performing arts

Stepping Out (Music and Performing Arts)

Stepping Out (Care and Childhood)

Stepping Out (Agriculture and Garden/Landscape Design)

Diploma in Hair and Beauty

Care and Childhood Studies

Diploma in Agriculture and Garden/landscape Design

Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Diploma in Hairdressing (Stage 1) ■ Diploma in Hairdressing (Stage 2) ■ Diploma in Hairdressing - fast track (Day or Evening)

Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Diploma in Health and Social Care ■ Working in Health and Social Care

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Apprenticeship in Horticulture Diploma in Garden and Landscape Design (Horticulture)

Stepping Out (Media and Art)

Diploma in Performing Arts

Stepping Out (Sport and Uniformed Services)

Travel and tourism ■

Stepping Out (Sport and Uniformed Services)

Sport and Uniformed Services

BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production

BSc (Hons) Computer Science Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computer Science Level 4 Diploma in Construction (HNC) Level 5 Diploma in Civil Engineering (HND)

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Motorsport Engineering Level 4 BTEC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (HNC) ■ Level 5 Diploma in Civil Engineering (HND) ■

BSc (Hons) Equine Studies Foundation Degree (FdSc) Equine Studies

Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care ■ Nursing / Paramedic Academy ■ ■

Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture BTEC Extended Diploma in Environmental Sustainability BTEC Extended Diploma in Horticulture

BTEC Extended Diploma in Television and Film Diploma in Creative iMedia BTEC Extended Diploma in Music

BTEC Diploma in Music

BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting, Dance and Singing) Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

BTEC Diploma in Applied Science

BTEC Extended Diploma in Forensic Science

Diploma in Coaching and Activity Leadership Diploma in Fitness Instructing ■ Diploma in Sport

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Coaching, Activity and Fitness Leadership) BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Science

BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting, Dance and Singing) BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts (Technical Theatre - Sound, Lighting and Stage Management) ■ BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts (Theatrical and Media Make-up) ■ Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up ■

BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism

BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism

BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Sport and Uniformed Services

Diploma in Uniformed and Public Services Intermediate Uniformed Services

BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed and Public Services Security Practitioner Operations

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years, Playwork & Education

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Diploma in Hairdressing ■ Diploma in Hairdressing - fast track (Day or Evening)

Science

Uniformed services

BTEC Diploma in Construction Introduction to Plumbing and Electrical Skills Construction Skills - Brickwork ■ Construction Skills - Carpentry and Joinery ■ Construction Skills - Painting and Decorating ■ Construction Skills - Plastering

Sport

Hairdressing

BA (Hons) in Business Management Diploma in Higher Education in Business Management (DipHe)

Advanced Apprenticeship in Catering and Hospitality Diploma in Professional Cookery

ESOL

Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service ■ BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts (Theatrical and Media Make-up) Diploma in Beauty Therapy (General) ■ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Tanning, Stone Therapy and Lash Extensions) ■ Diploma in Spa Therapy ■ Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up

Equine

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

BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design BTEC Extended Diploma in General Art and Design (2D and 3D)

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Extended Diploma in Agriculture Extended Diploma in Environmental Sustainability

Engineering

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HE OPPORTUNITIES

Computing and information technology Construction

Diploma in Agriculture

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Childhood studies

LEVEL 3 ■

Beauty therapy and media make-up

Centre for Foundation Studies

Diploma in Agriculture and Garden/Landscape Design

LEVEL 2

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CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY at the College of West Anglia

Kathryn Jones Foundation Degree (FdSc) Applied Animal Behaviour “By studying at CWA I get the one-to-one teaching and practical skills while still being part of Anglia Ruskin University. The course is more intimate and you don’t get lost in a sea of students, which you would if you studied at the university. The smaller class size gives you the opportunity to ask any questions and have access to the lecturers who are always happy to help.”

The College of West Anglia also offers a range of degree level courses at all three campuses. Why study a degree level course at college? Major differences between the way UK colleges and universities deliver degree level/higher education (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 (AoC, Nov 2010). 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.

Advice and guidance

Student union

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.

As an undergraduate student you will be affiliated to Anglia Ruskin University student’s union. The student union is an integral part of the higher education experience and is “run by students for students” offering a wide variety of services, facilities and social activities.

Sam Marston BSc (Hons) Computer Science “Aside from the financial benefit, due to lessened accommodation and living costs by staying at home, the overwhelming benefit of studying a degree at CWA is the availability of the tutors. In a university setting appointments with tutors must be booked; at college the tutors are in their office and are available most of the time. The fact that lectures are more of a classroom environment also allows for greater support, understanding and communication.”

To contact the HE support team please call 01553 815439.

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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.

Alison Abu-Jaber Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years, Playwork and Education “I would say to anyone thinking about studying a higher education course at the College of West Anglia that it will give you the opportunity to meet new people who have similar goals and who will support and encourage you on your learning journey.”

Will Smart Level 5 Diploma in Civil Engineering (HND)

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“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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