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2010-11 Higher Education Prospectus for Darlington

Higher education courses at: 路 Darlington College 路 Teesside University Darlington at The Fairway

www.darlington.ac.uk

www.tees.ac.uk/darlington


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Welcome We are delighted to welcome you to our Higher Education Prospectus. Teesside University and Darlington College are working together to offer you new learning opportunities, inspiring people with talent and energy to achieve their best.

Artist’s impression of the new university building.

We are very pleased to say our track record places us amongst the leading colleges and universities in the UK, with Teesside University being the University of the Year (Times Higher Education awards) and Darlington College officially rated outstanding by Ofsted and recognised as a Beacon College. Our partnership will be even closer in 2011 when we open a new ÂŁ13million five-storey building for Teesside University Darlington adjacent to the college campus in Central Park. Our shared vision is a high quality higher education learning environment, offering excellent courses taught by committed staff with a real passion for enabling you to succeed. We are confident you have rewarding times ahead as you embark on your higher education studies with us.

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Professor Graham Henderson

Tim Grant

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Teesside University

Principal and Chief Executive Darlington College


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Contents Higher education in Darlington

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Qualifications explained

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Supporting you all the way

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Take the next important step‌

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Money matters – fees, grants and loans

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Which qualification is right for me? 11 Darlington College courses

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Teesside University Darlington courses

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Higher education in Darlington From management studies to creative writing, whatever you want to achieve in life, we have something special to help you get there. Most courses are offered on a part-time basis to fit around your other commitments. You’ll enjoy the convenience, ease and familiarity of close-knit learning communities, yet benefit from some of the best learning experiences offered by any modern university or college in the country. You can gain the knowledge and skills to get into and flourish in your chosen profession, or study simply for the personal satisfaction of learning. Choose from an extensive range of qualifications – from university certificates to higher national certificates and diplomas to foundation degrees, degrees and postgraduate courses. Work-based qualifications such as NVQ Level 4 complete our wide-ranging portfolio. Most qualifications listed in this brochure are awarded by Teesside University, whether they are delivered at Darlington College’s campus or at The Fairway, Darlington.

Want more information? For specific course enquiries, use the contact details shown against each course listing. For general enquiries, contact: Darlington College Customer Services Team T: 01325 503030 E: enquire@darlington.ac.uk www.darlington.ac.uk Teesside University Darlington Enquiry Service T: 01642 342942 E: enquiries@tees.ac.uk www.tees.ac.uk/darlington

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Is higher education for me? Our higher education courses appeal to a broad range of people. You may be: • returning to work • an employee wanting to improve your career prospects • currently looking for work • an A level student wanting a work-related qualification • an apprentice looking for the next career step • a college leaver or someone who has a Level 3 qualification or an access to higher education qualification looking to progress.


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Qualifications explained University certificates

Access to higher education courses If you do not have the required entry qualifications for a degree course, you may be able to study an access course to progress on to a degree after successful completion. Access courses are open to everyone, regardless of previous qualifications. Pathways through the access course include humanities and social science, mathematics and science, teacher training, nursing and routes allied to medicine. They can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Individual access courses are not listed in this publication but for more details contact Elaine Allcock at Darlington College: T: 01325 503275 E: eallcock@darlington.ac.uk www.darlington.ac.uk

You can use credits on successful completion of a UCCE/UCPD/UCPPD towards an appropriate award at a higher level: • University certificate in continuing education (UCCE) – 20 credits at certificate, diploma or degree level • University certificate in professional development (UCPD) – 30, 40 or 50 credits at certificate, diploma or degree level • University certificate in postgraduate professional development (UCPPD) – 30, 40 or 50 credits at masters level.

Foundation degrees Foundation degrees are work-related and are developed directly with employers to encourage people of all ages into higher education. They are flexible courses making them ideal if you are already employed. Courses can take two years full-time or two or three years part-time. You can choose to use the foundation degree as a springboard to an honours degree, or progress to advanced professional qualifications. • Combine study and work in a convenient way • Achieve higher level skills which meet industry needs

Professional courses and postgraduate qualifications We offer innovative professional and postgraduate courses that have been developed using the experience and expertise our tutors have acquired through close links with industry. These courses have been designed for people developing their careers in areas including: accountancy, management, marketing, engineering, construction, teacher training, childcare, health and social care, computing, and journalism.

• Receive high levels of support • Follow a progression route

Work-based studies Level 4

• Work on practical projects which simulate real industry environments.

These courses are a modern way of gaining a degree at undergraduate and postgraduate level by recognising that you gain valuable learning through work. This can be used as the basis of your individual course. These courses are degree routes which:

Honours degree You can gain a first or undergraduate degree after successfully completing three to five years’ part-time study on higher education programmes Levels 4 to 6.

• offer accreditation for previous relevant learning and qualifications • build on existing skills and experiences • develop new learning opportunities • enable you to study within a flexible framework.

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Supporting you all the way Careers If you are unsure which course is right for you, talk to our Careers Guidance Service. All interviews are confidential, impartial, free and without obligation. For more information about the services available or to book an appointment call: Darlington College T: 01325 503040 E: guidanceservices@darlington.ac.uk Teesside University Darlington T: 01642 342260 E: careers@tees.ac.uk

Other support services We know that studying at higher education level can be a big step, and you might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. Contact us for more information: Darlington College Our Customer Services Team will direct your call to the appropriate member of the College Support Team. T: 01325 503030 E: enquire@darlington.ac.uk www.darlington.ac.uk Teesside University Darlington Student Services T: 01642 342277 E: studenthelp@tees.ac.uk www.tees.ac.uk/studentsupport

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Library services and learning resources

Use of University facilities

Library services at Teesside University Darlington and learning resources at Darlington College include textbooks, reference books, journals, magazines, DVDs, CDs and online resources. You will have access to fully networked and internetenabled computers, as well as online course materials via intranet systems. At both campuses, ICT and Library and Information Services staff will support you throughout your studies.

Studying a Teesside University course at Darlington College or Teesside University Darlington at the Fairway will give you access to facilities at the Middlesbrough campus of Teesside University. The facilities are ranked second in the country according to rave student reviews on whatuni.com. For further information, contact the University: T: 01642 342942 E: enquiries@tees.ac.uk www.tees.ac.uk


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Take the next important step… Full-time higher education courses To join a full-time foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree course, apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applications should be made as soon as possible. Late applications may result in you not getting a place on your first choice of course.

Although later applications will still be processed, this may not result in you getting a place on your first choice of course. Contact UCAS: T: 0870 1122211 www.ucas.com

Apply for a part-time course at Darlington College You can enrol at the college at any time during college opening hours. There is no need to complete an application form (although Teesside University may require you to complete an online registration form during induction). You will, however be required to complete the College’s Learning Agreement and where necessary, arrange an appointment to meet the course tutor to discuss the entry requirements. Our friendly Customer Services Team will take you through every step of the process. You can contact them on 01325 503030.

Need more information before applying? Courses at Darlington College

Apply for a part-time course at Teesside University Darlington It couldn’t be easier to apply for courses online at www.tees.ac.uk/darlington. Alternatively, contact the Academic Registry:

Careers Guidance Advisers

Courses at Teesside University Darlington

T: 01325 503040

Enquiry Service

E: guidanceservices@darlington.ac.uk

T: 01642 342942

www.darlington.ac.uk

E: enquiries@tees.ac.uk www.tees.ac.uk/darlington

T: 01642 384228 E: registry@tees.ac.uk

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Money matters – fees, grants and loans Full-time and part-time study Access to learning fund

Employer payment

The access to learning fund provides extra money if you need help for your course or to stay in higher education. It can provide help if you are a student on a low income or in financial hardship. You can, for example, use the fund for specific course or living costs that are not already met by other grants such as childcare, books, equipment and travel. Money from the access to learning fund is paid on top of the standard student finance package. It is not meant as a substitute for it. You are expected to apply for all the statutory funding to which you are entitled before asking for help from the access to learning fund. Eligibility is decided on an individual basis and application forms are available from Teesside University:

If your employer is paying for your course fees then you will need to provide a letter from your employer stating this when you enrol.

Student Services

Disabled students’ allowance If you are a student with a disability or specific learning difficulty, you may be able to receive extra help from the disabled students’ allowance. It is a grant to help meet the extra costs you may face as a direct result of a disability or specific learning difficulty. The allowance is designed to help disabled students study on an equal basis with others. This funding is available for all courses except university certificates. The amount you receive is not dependent on your household income. For further information contact Teesside University:

T: 01642 342277 E: sfo@tees.ac.uk

Disability Services T: 01642 342277 E: disability@tees.ac.uk

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Part-time undergraduate and postgraduate study For Darlington College courses

further details contact:

Details of fees for September 2010 courses will be available from August 2010. For more information contact:

Finance Department T: 01642 342171 E: finance@tees.ac.uk

Customer Services Team T: 01325 503030 E: enquire@darlington.ac.uk www.darlington.ac.uk Please note: If you are planning to study a foundation degree, higher national certificate, degree or University certificate in professional development, please contact the Teesside University Finance Department on the number below.

For Teesside University Darlington courses Course fees are available at www.tees.ac.uk/darlington. Or for

If you are a part-time higher education student, you could benefit from financial help towards your fees and other costs related to your course. How much you receive depends on your personal circumstances and the type of course you study.

Grants (undergraduate study only) You can apply to Student Finance England for non-repayable help towards costs in the form of a fee and course grant. The fee grant is available to help with the cost of tuition fees and is provided directly to the University or college. The course grant is to help

with study costs such as books, materials and travel, and is paid directly to you. The support is means tested, based on your income on your income and that of your partner if you have one. The maximum fee grant you get is based on the number of credits you are studying in an academic year compared to the full-time equivalent course. To find out more and to apply, contact Student Finance England. The PTG1 form is not normally available until mid August prior to the beginning of the academic year. However, your form will not be assessed until you have attended your course for two weeks. If you need to know whether you will receive support for your fees or a grant, check the website www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance and click on forms and guides 2010/11. The form you need to complete is PTG1 Form.

University certificate courses If you’re registering for the first time on an undergraduate course, you may be eligible for a fees discount of 50% on your first 20 credits of study. For more information on all University certificate courses in this prospectus contact: Teesside University Finance Department T: 01642 342171 E: finance@tees.ac.uk www.tees.ac.uk/darlington

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Money matters – fees, grants and loans

Full-time undergraduate study If you are starting a full-time foundation degree in 2010 you will not have to pay your tuition fees up front (although you may do so if you wish). As a new full-time student you can get a loan, grant or bursary to help with your tuition fees and living costs, so you can study first, and pay back when you’re earning. The fee for full-time undergraduate students starting in autumn 2010 is £3,290 per year. For more fees information on all full-time courses in this prospectus, contact Teesside University: Finance Department T: 01642 342171 E: finance@tees.ac.uk www.tees.ac.uk/darlington

Maintenance grant

Maintenance loan

Around half of all full-time students are also likely to be eligible for a yearly maintenance grant. You will be assessed for this grant when you submit your application for support to Student Finance England. This grant is means tested, based on household income and affects the amount of student loan you will be eligible to receive. This is non-repayable money to help with your living costs. For further details contact Teesside University:

All full-time UK students can apply for a maintenance loan towards living costs. You are entitled to borrow up to 72% of the maximum amount made available by the government. The remaining 28% is means tested. How much of this remaining support you can get depends on your household income and the amount of maintenance grant you receive. This loan is repaid together with the tuition fee loan mentioned earlier. Contact Student Finance Direct online at www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk.

Student Services T: 01642 342277 E: studentfinance@tees.ac.uk To apply for funding contact: Student Finance England E: studentfinance@tees.ac.uk www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

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Tuition fee loan Student loans for fees are paid direct to the college or University and you have to apply for every year of your course. You won’t have to start making repayments until you’ve left your course and are earning over a certain amount a year. Your repayments will be a percentage of your earnings over the set amount. Deductions are usually made through the PAYE tax system by your employer in the same way as tax and National Insurance contributions.


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Which qualification is right for me?

Level 4: certificate qualifications Specialist learning, involving detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study. Appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others. • Higher national certificates • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Foundation Diploma • Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Certificate

Level 5: higher qualifications

Level 6: honours qualifications

This level of study will increase your depth of knowledge and understanding of an area of work or study, so you can respond to complex problems and situations.

A specialist, high level knowledge of an area of work or study, enabling you to use your own ideas and research in response to complex problems and situations. Appropriate for people working as knowledge based professionals or in professional management positions.

You will need a high level of work expertise and competence in managing and training others. These qualifications are appropriate for people working as higher grade technicians, professionals or managers.

• Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Graduate Diploma • Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma

• Foundation degrees

• BA (Hons)

• University Certificate in Professional Development

• Chartered Institute in Management Accountants Diploma

• Postgraduate Certificate in Education

• Chartered Institute of Building Certificate

• Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Management and Leadership

Level 7: masters qualifications

• National Council for Training of Journalists Certificate • City & Guilds 7304 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector • Association of Accounting Technician • University Certificate in Continuing Education

• Certificate in Education

You will have highly developed and complex levels of knowledge, enabling you to develop original responses to complicated and unpredictable problems and situations. These qualifications are appropriate for senior professionals and managers.

• Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

• Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Strategic Management

• University Certificate in Continuing Education

• Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma (Stages 1 and 2)

• Chartered Quality Institute Diploma • Institute of Operations Management Diploma • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Advanced Diploma

• Postgraduate courses • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Darlington College courses 29 Engineering Design (Mechanical), Foundation Degree – Level 5

Contents

Hospitality & Catering Accounting

30 Culinary Arts and Management, Foundation Degree – Level 5

13 Diploma in Accounting, Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) – Level 4

31 Hospitality Management, Foundation Degree – Level 5

13 Diploma in Management Accounting, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – Level 5

31 Hospitality Management (Top-up Award), BA (Hons) – Level 6

Business & Management 14 Business Management, Foundation Degree – Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) 14 Diploma in Programme and Project Management (CMI) – Level 4 14 Diploma in Management and Leadership (CMI) – Level 5 15 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (CMI) – Level 7 Institute of Operations Management (IOM) 16 Diploma in Operations Management (IOM) – Level 5 Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) 16 Diploma in Quality (CQI) – Level 5

Marketing

Journalism

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

32 Journalism, Foundation Degree – Level 4

20 Professional Certificate in Marketing (CIM) – Level 4

32 Fast-track Journalism, National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) – Level 4

20 Professional Diploma in Marketing (CIM) – Level 6 21 Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM) – Level 7 Childcare, Health & Social Care 22 Early Years Sector Endorsed, Foundation Degree – Level 5 23 Working with Young People and Young People’s Services, Foundation Degree – Level 5 Sport 24 Sport Coaching and Exercise, Foundation Degree – Level 4 and 5

Teaching & Learning 33 7304 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS), City and Guilds – Level 4 33 Pre-Service Certificate in Education/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Level 5 34 In-Service Certificate in Education Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Level 5

Computing

34 Education Studies BA (Hons) – Level 5 and 6

16 Automotive Dealership: Marketing and Planning (UCCE) – Level 4

25 Information Technology, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) – Level 4

34 Certificate in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) – Level 5

17 Automotive Dealership: Customer Development (UCCE) – Level 5

25 Computing (Networking), Foundation Degree – Level 5

University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE)

Project Control 17 People Management University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) – Level 4 17 Quality Management University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) – Level 4

Construction 26 Building Studies, Higher National Certificate (HNC) – Level 4 26 Certificate in Site Management and Diploma in Site Management, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) – Level 4 Engineering

18 Risk Management University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) – Level 5

27 Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Higher National Certificate (HNC) – Level 4

18 Project Control, Foundation Degree – Level 5

27 Manufacturing Engineering, Higher National Certificate (HNC) – Level 4

Purchasing & Supply Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) 19 Foundation Diploma (CIPS) – Level 4 19 Advanced Diploma (CIPS) – Level 5 19 Graduate Diploma (CIPS) – Level 6

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28 Mechanical Engineering, Higher National Certificate (HNC) – Level 4

35 Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (DipTESOL) – Level 7 35 Personal Skills in English (Literacy), University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) – HE Level 1 36 Personal Skills in Mathematics (Numeracy) University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) – HE Level 1 36 Teaching English (Literacy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) – HE Level 2 37 Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) – HE Level 2

28 Mechatronics, Higher National Certificate (HNC) – Level 4

37 City and Guilds V1 Verifiers Award – Level 4

29 Engineering Design (Electronics), Foundation Degree – Level 5

37 City and Guilds Learning and Development – Level 4


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Accounting Accounting is concerned primarily with the measurement and communication of financial information to aid decisions and control in a variety of organisations. Accounts are therefore at the heart of information systems – the fastest growing area of business activity.

Careers in this industry include: • Financial accounting

• Management accounting for both private and public sectors

Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) (AAT) Diploma in Accounting Level 4 Duration – 1 year part-time, attending college either day release or an afternoon and evening. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 7 September 2010 or Wednesday 8 September 2010. Time of course – Tuesday 9.00am5.00pm or Wednesday 1.00pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – If you don’t have one of the following then you will need to speak to the tutor for further direction: an AAT intermediate NVQ Level 3, PE1 or equivalent of the senior accountancy qualifications or a UK degree in accounting. About the course – This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to progress your career in accountancy. What you study – The course modules are: financial statements, budgeting, financial performance, personal tax, credit management and control and internal control and accounting systems. How you learn – Tuition will normally take the format of lectures with you completing exercises and individual/group work as appropriate. You will be expected to undertake approximately 4 hours of private study per week. Attendance is either day release or an evening. How you are assessed – You will be assessed via computer based tests which are set by the AAT and project work. Further progression – You may want to study a full professional accounting qualification such as CIMA or progress on to a degree course.

For more information please contact the Darlington College Customer Services Team on 01325 503030 or visit www.darlington.ac.uk

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (CIMA) Diploma in Management Accounting Level 5 Duration – 1 year part-time, attending college day release. Enrolment – September 2010 Course start date – Thursday 16 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-4.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – There are a number of qualifications which allow entry on to this course: AAT Technicians, or CIMA

Certificate in Business Accounting, or a degree in Accountancy, Business Studies/Business Administration or equivalent. Other qualifications are acceptable, please speak to the course tutor for more information or enquire with CIMA directly. About the course – If you wish to pursue a career in the areas of strategic business and strategic financial management then this CIMA qualification is for you. What you study – The course covers: enterprise operations, performance operations and financial operations. How you learn – This course is a day release course with lectures. You will require to do some private study outside of the class. How you are assessed – Assessment on this course is by formal examinations at the end of the year. Further progression – Upon completing this course, you can progress on to the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.

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Business & Management The business world is an ever increasing and changing environment and is brought about by advances in knowledge, technology and improved communications. Business organisations need more than ever to maintain their competitive edge in the face of such changing environments. In striving to do so, they require an informed and responsive workforce with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies.

Careers in this industry include: • Financial Manager • Information Manager Foundation Degree in Business Management Level 5 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college either day release or an evening. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 13 September 2010. Time of course – 12.30pm - 8.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You will be expected to be in relevant employment and have the support of your employer. Desired entry qualifications include; an A level, BTEC Award or a Level 3 qualification in an appropriate subject. If you don’t have the desired entry requirements you still may be eligible for entry. All applicants will be interviewed. About the course – This course is aimed at developing business and management skills for people in either paid or voluntary employment. These skills are vital to successful management across a range of sectors. The course emphasises the tactical and operational aspects of business management. The course provides a foundation of good practice in problem solving, analysis and managing in business. What you study – Units on the course include: personal development, the organisation, the customer and the competitive environment, managing financial resources. How you learn – You will attend college 1 afternoon and evening per week and will learn through tutor-led lectures and tutorials as well as workshops and group activities. In addition you will be expected to undertake substantial work based

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• Practice Manager

• General Manager

learning projects and home study of about 8 hours per week. How you are assessed – You will be assessed by a variety of methods which include; work based projects, assignments, reports, individual and group presentations, portfolios and role play. Further progression – This qualification offers you the opportunity to progress on to the BA (Hons) Business Management at Teesside University.

management, risk management, quality management, change and configuration management, managing people, programme and project planning, monitoring and control, and an integrative assessment. How you learn – The course is delivered through a mixture of tutor-led lectures, working in small groups, interative workshops, tutorials and practical case studies. In addition to attending college you will be expected to devote an equal amount of time for self-directed study for assignment work. How you are assessed – This course is continuously assessed and requires you to complete assignments covering the ten modules of study. The programme is externally assessed by the CMI. Further progression – This diploma can be used as a route on to higher generic management qualifications and even progressing up to the MBA at Teesside University.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) (CMI) Diploma in Programme and Project Management Level 4 (including NVQ Level 4) Duration – 1 year part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Thursday 30 September 2010. Time of course – Various. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You will need a Level 3 qualification and be working in a management role. About the course – The course is a dual-qualification – the opportunity to take two separate but complementary qualifications in one period of study. The Diploma in Programme and Project Management is 10 modules of study. In addition, if you are in a management role, there is an opportunity to complete the NVQ Level 4 in Management. What you study – The modules covered in this course include: business context, principles of programme and project

(CMI) Diploma in Management and Leadership Level 5 (including NVQ level 4) Duration – 1 year part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Week commencing 27 September 2010. Time of course – Various. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You will need to be working in a managerial or leadership role with a Level 3 qualification. About the course – This course is a dual qualification where you have the opportunity to take two separate but


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complementary qualifications in one. Management training and development will help you broaden your knowledge and understanding and fully realise your management potential, so as to develop your career in your chosen field. This course can either be undertaken at college 1 day per week. What you study – The modules you will study include: human resources, operational management, information management, financial management and marketing. How you learn – You will learn through a mixture of tutor input, small group working, case studies and work books. How you are assessed – Assessment is a continuous process by completing assignments throughout the year. Continuous assessment means that you know how you are progressing and can talk to your tutor about this. Further progression – This course can lead you on to various management career paths. Alternatively if you wish to continue studying, you may want to complete the Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, which can take you straight on to the MBA programme. This is offered at Teesside University.

(CMI) Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Level 7 (including NVQ Level 5) Duration – 1 year part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 28 September 2010. Time of course – Various. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You need to have one of the following: a management qualification at Level 5 or above, a business management degree or extensive experience as a manager. About the course – This course will help you broaden your knowledge and understanding of management. This is a dual qualification where you have the opportunity to take two separate but complementary qualifications in one. This course can either be undertaken at college one day per week. What you study – You will study nine units, which include: develop the management and leadership roles to meet strategic objectives, manage the strategic performance of teams, financial planning and budgeting, strategic information management, conducting a strategic management project, or organising direction, strategic marketing, organisational change and human resource planning.

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This course will help me progress in my career, giving me the background knowledge and theory behind Management so I can carry out my current role to my full potential.” How you learn – This course is delivered through a mixture of tutor-led sessions, working in small groups, interactive workshops and practical case studies. The course can either be undertaken at college 1 day per week. How you are assessed – Assessment is a continuous process by completing assignments throughout the year. Continuous assessment means that you know how you are progressing and can talk to your tutor about this. Further progression – Masters degree in Business with Teesside University, or entry straight on to the second year of the MBA at Teesside University.

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Institute of Operations Management (IOM) (IOM) Diploma in Operations Management Level 5 Duration – 2 years part-time. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 8 September 2010. Time of course – 6.00pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – A certificate in Operations Management, 2 A levels or equivalent. Alternatively, a responsible position in service operations, manufacturing or planning. About the course – This course aims to provide students with detailed and specific coverage of the various elements of supply chain, production and inventory management. It aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills of operations management to improve business performance within the global environment. It is aimed particularly at those managing and controlling operations in the manufacturing industry. What you study – The course modules include: business excellence, customer focus, enterprise planning, operations management project, operations management strategy, operations resource management, supply chain and inventory management. Optional modules are: added value for service operations, manufacturing planning, service operations planning and added value for manufacturing. How you learn – You will study nine modules, including a project. Each module takes approximately 45 hours of class contact time. You will be expected to supplement this time further with directed work based assignments or supported individual study, reading and practice and student initiated study. The project module is double weighted and will normally take up to about 90 hours of your time. How you are assessed – You will be

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assessed by assignments and written examinations. Further progression – This course can lead you on to various management career paths. Alternatively, if you wish to continue studying, you may want to complete the Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, then entry on to the second year of a Teesside University MBA may be possible.

Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) (CQI) Diploma in Quality* Level 5 Duration – 2 years minimum up to 5 years to complete part-time, 8 weeks per module. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 29 September 2010. Time of course – 5.30pm-8.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You must be working in a quality leadership role or aspiring to reach that level of responsibility. The awarding body doesn’t stipulate any formal qualification but due to this course being a Level 5 qualification it is advisable that you have GCSE maths and English or equivalent. Alternatively the Level 3 CQI Certificate in Quality Assurance. About the course – This course is a distance learning course. The course comprises six modules – five mandatory modules and one optional module. Each module will take 15 weeks to complete, with the exception of the project. In addition, students will be expected to devote approximately 200 hours for each module and 300 hours for the project. What you study – The modules include; principles of quality and data analysis, quality management, tools and techniques, communication and project management, quality project, quality and environmental management (optional) and information technology and quality management (optional). How you learn – You will work through module guides, guided reading and researching for assignments which are supported by tutorials. How you are assessed – You are required to complete assignments for all modules except for the module ‘quality project’, where you will have to

complete a research based project. You will also attend examinations which are twice a year. Further progression – After successful completion of this course, you can progress on to a masters degree in a relevant subject. *This course is not an award of Teesside University.

University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) (UCCE) Automotive Dealership: Marketing and Planning Level 4 Duration – 6 weeks, attending college 1 morning per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 1 November 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-12.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You should have a Level 3 management related qualification or another relevant Level 3 qualification. Alternatively relevant work experience within an automotive management/ customer service field will be taken into account. All applicants will be interviewed. About the course – The course provides a foundation of good practice in problem solving, analysis and managing in business. What you study – You will analyse the corporate image from the customer’s perspective, identifying opportunities, risks and evaluating the effectiveness of current marketing planning. This course emphasises the tactical and operational aspects of automotive management. How you learn – You will attend tutor led master classes, as well as undertaking substantial self-directed study within a workplace context. You will also be supported by the Fronter Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where online materials and guidance can be accessed. How you are assessed – Assessment is either by one or more of the following methods: assignments, reports, individual and group presentations.


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University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) (UCCE) People Management

(UCCE) Automotive Dealership: Customer Development Level 5 Duration – 6 weeks, attending college 1 morning per week. Enrolment – January 2010. Course start date – Monday 28 February 2011. Time of course – 9.00am-12.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You should have a Level 3 management related qualification or another relevant Level 3 qualification. Alternatively relevant work experience within an automotive management/ customer service field will be taken into account. All applicants will be interviewed. About the course – This course provides a foundation of good practice in problem solving, analysis and managing in business. The course will enable you to identify the complex and diverse range of customer needs and manage these relationships in a practical way to ensure that customers’ expectations are met. What you study – This course emphasises the tactical and operational aspects of automotive management. How you learn – You will attend tutor led master classes, as well as undertaking substantial self-directed study within a workplace context. You will also be supported by the Fronter Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where online materials and guidance can be accessed. How you are assessed – Assessment is either by one or more of the following methods: assignments, reports, individual and group presentations.

Level 4 Duration – 6 weeks, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 12 January 2011. Time of course – 5.30pm-8.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You should have completed the National Certificate in Construction or another relevant Level 3 qualification. Mature students are welcome to apply and relevant work experience within the project control or project management field will be taken into account. You will normally be expected to be in relevant employment and have the support of your employer. All applicants will be interviewed by the tutor to assess their eligibility to the course. About the course – This course introduces you to principles and practices of human resource management and employment relations. What you study – This includes such aspects as recruitment and selection, reward, training and development and communications. You will develop an understanding of some of the wider issues affecting the management of people at work. How you learn – You will attend tutor led master classes, and be expected to undertake substantial self-directed study within a workplace context. How you are assessed – Assessment will be via assignments, reports, individual and group presentations, portfolio or role play. Further progression – This course emphasises the tactical and operational aspects of project control/management. The course provides a foundation of good practice in problem solving, analysis and management in business. This course can be used to progress on to the 60-credit University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development (UCAPD) in Project Control or the Foundation Degree in Project Control.

(UCCE) Quality Management Level 4 Duration – 6 weeks, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 3 November 2010. Time of course – 5.30pm-8.30pm Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You should have completed the National Certificate in Construction or another relevant Level 3 qualification. Mature students are welcome to apply and relevant work experience within project control or project management field will be taken into account. You will normally be expected to be in relevant employment and have the support of your employer. All applicants will be interviewed by the tutor to assess their eligibility to the course. About the course – The module covers the essential elements of quality management, and how they should be applied to a programme or project. What you study – This course will include how to establish a quality aware culture for a project and apply quality management principles and techniques. How you learn – You will attend tutor led master classes, and be expected to undertake substantial self-directed study within a workplace context. How you are assessed – Assessment will be via assignments, reports, individual and group presentations, portfolio or role play. Further progression – This course emphasises the tactical and operational aspects of project control/management. The course provides a foundation of good practice in problem solving, analysis and managing in business. This course can be used to progress on to the 60-credit University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development (UCAPD) in Project Control or the Foundation Degree in Project Control.

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(UCCE) Risk Management Level 5 Duration – 6 weeks, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 3 March 2011. Time of the course – 5.30pm-8.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You should have completed the National Certificate in Construction or another relevant Level 3 qualification. Mature students are welcome to apply and relevant work experience within project control or project management field will be taken into account. You will normally be expected to be in relevant employment and have the support of your employer. All applicants will be interviewed by the tutor to assess their eligibility to the course. About the course – The course covers the fundamentals of risk management and how they should be applied to projects. What you study – You will learn how strategic perspective on developing a culture of risk awareness will be adopted including the need for effective communication to promote and develop risk awareness. How you learn – You will attend tutor led master classes, and be expected to undertake substantial self-directed study within a workplace context. How you are assessed – Assessment will be via assignments, reports, individual and group presentations, portfolio or role play. Further progression – This course emphasises the tactical and operational aspects of project control/management. The course provides a foundation of good practice in problem solving, analysis and managing in business. This course can be used to progress on to the 60-credit University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development (UCAPD) in Project Control or the Foundation Degree in Project Control.

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Foundation Degree in Project Control Level 5 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Friday 17 September 2010. Time of course – 8.00am - 6.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You will be expected to be in relevant employment and have the support of your employer. You should have achieved or completed the National Certificate in Construction or another relevant Level 3 qualification, advanced GCE Level or BTEC Award. About the course – This course is aimed at developing project control skills and techniques for people across a range of project centred sectors. These skills are vital to ensure that projects are delivered on budget and within time constraints. The course emphasises the tactical and operational aspects of project control and produces a basis of good practice from project inception through to closure. What you study – Modules include: project planning and control, project monitoring and control, managing people, risk management, planning and change in the business environment, principles of project management, quality management. How you learn – You will be expected to attend college one day per week and you will learn through tutor led lectures and tutorials as well as workshops. This course can be undertaken as individual modules, please discuss this with the course tutor. How you are assessed – As part of the course you will be expected to complete a substantial work based project. In addition, you will be assessed via assignments, reports and completion of a portfolio. Further progression – On successful completion of this qualification you have the opportunity to progress on to a relevant honours degree at Teesside University.

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Purchasing & Supply Purchasing and supply is an exciting, challenging and diverse profession. For any business, spending money is the first step towards making money. Spend too much money on goods and services and the cost eats away at profits, but to spend too little, the quality of goods or services can be damaged. Either of these can jeopardise business, so effective procurement is essential.

Careers in this industry include: • Assistant Buyer • Stock Controller Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) (CIPS) Foundation Diploma Level 4 Duration – 1 or 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day or 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 13 September 2010. Time of course – 1 year: 2.15pm- 8.45pm. 2 years: 2.15pm- 5.15pm or 5.45pm-8.45pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – 2 A levels or equivalent. For further exemptions, you will need to speak to the course tutor. About the course – This course is aimed at junior managers in a purchasing role or managers new to the profession. This qualification gives you the practical skills and knowledge to devise and execute procurement activities and gain credibility in purchasing and supply. What you study – Modules include: effective negotiation in purchasing and supply, purchasing contexts, developing contracts in purchasing and supply, measuring purchasing performance, managing purchasing and supply relationships. How you learn – You will learn by group work, tutor-led lectures and tutorials. To complete the Foundation Diploma in one year you will attend college one afternoon and evening per week. There is also an option to complete the qualification over two years. How you are assessed – You will be assessed by completing work based modular assignments. Further progression – CIPS Advanced Diploma.

• Buyer • Warehouse Manager

• Procurement Manager • Supply Chain Manager

(CIPS) Advanced Diploma

(CIPS) Graduate Diploma

Level 5 Duration – 1 or 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day or 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 14th September 2010. Time of course – 1 year: 2.30pm- 7.00pm. 2 years: 2.30pm- 4.30pm or 5.00pm7.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – 2 A levels or equivalent or CIPS Level 4. For further exemptions, you will need to speak to the course tutor. About the course – This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and ability that you need to be in a purchasing management role. What you study – Modules include: management in the purchasing function, risk management and supply chain vulnerability, improving supply chain performance. Then, a further two modules: marketing for purchasers and operations management in the supply chain. How you learn – You will learn by group work, tutor-led lectures and tutorials. To complete the Advanced Diploma in one year you will attend college one afternoon and evening per week. There is also an option to complete the qualification over 2 years. How you are assessed – Assessment for the modules is via examinations except for ‘improving supply chain performance’, which is assignment based. You will be assessed externally and the dates for the exams are fixed each year in January and May. Further progression – CIPS Graduate Diploma.

Level 6 Duration – 1 or 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day or 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 15 September 2010. Time of course – 1 year: 4.00pm- 7.30pm. 2 years: 4.00pm- 5.30pm or 6.00pm7.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – 2 A levels or equivalent or Level 5 CIPS. For further exemptions, contact the course tutor. About the course – This course will provide you with the strategic knowledge, skills and abilities that you need in a higher level purchasing role. What you study – Modules include: leading and influencing in purchasing, supply chain management in practice, strategic supply chain management. Then, a further two modules: advanced project management and finance for purchasers. How you learn – You will learn by group work, tutor-led lectures and tutorials. To complete the Graduate Diploma in 1 year you will attend college 1 afternoon and evening per week. There is also an option to complete the qualification over 2 years. How you are assessed – The modules are examination based except for ‘supply chain management in practice’, which is assignment based. You will be assessed externally and the dates for the exams are fixed each year in January and May. Further Progression – You will be able to progress on to a relevant MBA or PhD.

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Marketing Marketing is a wonderful career option and offers an amazing variety of work, which is intellectually stimulating and creative. Marketing is very much about people and understanding what motivates them – not just locally, but all over the world. It is also about results, which means understanding marketing’s role in the wider context of business and taking responsibility for financial performance. As a marketer you will be working with a huge variety of different people and organisations.

Careers in this industry include: • Marketing Manager • Advertising and Sales Manager Chartered Institute Marketing (CIM) (CIM) Professional Certificate in Marketing Level 4 Duration – 1 year part-time, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 14 September 2010. Time of course – 6.00pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – 2 A Levels (plus passing the diagnostic test for Level 4), any general undergraduate or masters degree, a CIM Introductory Certificate in Marketing, an NVQ or SVQ Level 3 in Marketing, an NVQ or SQV Level 4 in any other qualification. Business or marketing experience would be an advantage but isn’t essential. About the course – This course gives you the practical skills and knowledge to devise and execute tactical marketing activities and gain marketing credibility. This course is ideal for junior marketers if you want to work in marketing support roles or if marketing plays some part in your current job description. What you study – The units studied include: marketing essentials, assessing

• Market Researcher • Brand/Product Manager

• Procurement Manager • Supply Chain Manager

the marketing environment, marketing information and research, and stakeholder marketing. How you learn – You will learn through workshops, lectures and tutorials. You will be expected to attend college one evening per week. How you are assessed – You will be assessed through assignments and examinations. Further progression – CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing.

About the course – This course will prepare you with operational marketing skills for a role in marketing management. Employers will be expecting you to complete this qualification and to be able to demonstrate skills such as planning and balancing the needs and interests of all stakeholders. The qualification is a hybrid of marketing with considerable emphasis on management, as marketers move from specialist aspects of marketing into either a functional or departmental role. The focus shifts from theoretical concepts of marketing to providing insights into the key aspects of managing the marketing function. It also recognises various departmental opportunities such as channel management, customers, new product development/innovation. What you study – You will study four units over 1 or 2 years. The units covered are: marketing planning process, delivering customer value through marketing, managing marketing and project management in marketing. How you learn – You will learn through workshops, lectures and tutorials. How you are assessed – You will complete assignments for 2 units, a case based examination for one unit and a project for the remaining unit. Further progression – CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.

(CIM) Professional Diploma in Marketing Level 6 Duration – 1 or 2 years part-time, attending college either 1 afternoon and evening per week or 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 15 September 2010. Time of course – 1 year: 2.30pm- 9.00pm. 2 years: 6.00pm- 9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – As a minimum, one of the following qualifications: CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing, a non-marketing degree or 3 years, experience as a marketing practitioner. Work experience will also be taken into account.

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(CIM) Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Level 7 Duration – 1 year part-time for Stage 1 and an additional 1 year for Stage 2, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Thursday 16 September 2010. Time of course – 6.00pm- 9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing, a business or marketing undergraduate or masters degree, or a range of experience working at senior marketing management level and an entry level test at Level 7. About the course – This qualification is in two stages. It is designed to provide a greater awareness of the strategic function of marketing and to prepare people for senior management positions. Stage 1 – Comprises 4 units and is a complete qualification. The aim of the

course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills at a senior marketing manager level, giving you an insight into defining the organisation’s strategic focus, developing marketing strategies and managing corporate reputation. Stage 2 – This is not compulsory, however this will result in achieving the award of the Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. This qualification comprises a work based project, designed to develop the professional skills and competencies that you require to be successful to implement research and business projects. Part of the process is to evaluate the role of these skills in the project and the extent of achievement of the intended outcomes. This will enable you to evaluate your own behavioural changes in order to develop your skills for interaction at a higher level – for example at a strategic and board level. If you want to achieve this top level qualification you will need to hold the

Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and be suitable for MCIM status, which ensures you have a significant amount of relevant management experience. What you study – Stage 1 – emerging themes, analysis and decision, marketing leadership and planning, managing corporate reputation. Stage 2 – phase 1 defining the project, phase 2 project implementation and assessment, self-review and future professional development plan. How you learn – You will learn through workshops, lectures and tutorials. How you are assessed – You will be assessed via case study examinations, work based projects, work-related assignments and an article and discussion paper. Further progression – After successful completion of this course it will allow you entry on to a higher level masters degree or a PhD in marketing.

For more information please contact the Darlington College Customer Services Team on 01325 503030 or visit www.darlington.ac.uk

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Childcare, Health & Social Care The childcare, health and social care industry is far-reaching and one which impacts on so many people’s lives. With an ever increasing number of opportunities arising throughout the industry, this is an exciting time to develop a career in this field. There are a range of courses designed to equip future employees with a set of valuable skills that are transferable to job roles, including response to individual needs and strong communication skills.

Careers in this industry include: • Social Care Manager • Children’s Services Manager Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree Level 5 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 15 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am- 5.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You will need a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience in an early years setting and a clear Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure (CRB). You also need a Level 3 childcare qualification and the equivalent of GCSE C or above in English and maths/or working towards this. You will need the motivation and determination to study at an advanced level. You must be working (paid or unpaid) in an appropriate early years setting and have professional access to children between the ages from birth to 8 years for the duration of your study for a minimum of 2 days per week or equivalent. References are required and all applicants will be interviewed. About the course – This course is for individuals working in childcare settings with children from birth to eight years old. You will engage in reflecting on professional practice in order to develop increased expertise when working with children. What you study – Modules you will study include: policy in practice, child development, pedagogy for early years, safeguarding children’s rights, enhancing learning in early years and action research for early years. You will also be required to produce a professional development portfolio of work.

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• Residential Care Worker • Youth Worker How you learn – You will need the support of a mentor who will be willing to support your professional development throughout the course and who will need to verify competencies. You will be expected to attend college 1 day per week. How you are assessed – Assessment is continuous and you will be required to complete module assignments and a portfolio of evidence. Further progression – You can progress on to the final year of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree which can be studied at Teesside University. You may also progress in the workplace to an advanced practitioner’s role.

• Teaching and Early Years • Practitioner

Our students say… Joanna Smith Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree Sunflowers Day Nursery

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The course has been brilliant for me and fits around my full-time job as Nursery Manager. It has helped me develop my knowledge and understanding of early years which I can apply in the workplace and also pass on to my staff. The college gives good support and guidance and I would recommend the course to everyone working in childcare.”


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Foundation Degree in Working with Young People and Young People’s Services (Sector Endorsed) Level 5 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Thursday 30 September 2010. Time of course – 9.30am- 4.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You will need a Level 3 qualification or equivalent. You must be employed or a volunteer in the sector and have the support of the employer to attend the course and be able to learn in the workplace. About the course – This course will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in an enhanced role in a range of settings. These may include: Connexions, careers guidance, youth and community work, education welfare, learning mentors and the voluntary sector. What you study – Some of the topics you will study include: how young people develop and the influences on their lives, how to build effective relationships with young people to support, develop and guide them, ethical and legal considerations in working with young people, the professions and organisations who work with young people, and ways of working with other professions and agencies in a multi-agency way. There is also a work based learning module to be completed each year. How you learn – You will learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and work based learning. You will be expected to attend college 1 day per week. How you are assessed – You will be assessed in a variety of ways: task based assignments, research based assignments, presentations and by leading seminars and workshops. Further progression – BA (Hons) Education Studies, BA (Hons) Working with Young People, BSc Youth Studies and youth work university top-up degrees.

For more information please contact the Darlington College Customer Services Team on 01325 503030 or visit www.darlington.ac.uk

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Sport Sport is an exciting and ever-changing industry to work in, which offers a wealth of rewarding career opportunities. With the London 2012 Olympics just around the corner, there has never been a better time to develop your knowledge in this industry.

Careers in this industry include: • Sports Development Officer • Training and Fitness Instructor

Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching and Exercise Level 4 and 5 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 4 October 2010. Time of course – 9.00am- 6.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You must hold a relevant Level 3 qualification (coaching qualifications must be recognised by the governing body). All applicants will be interviewed. About the course – This course aims to assist you to apply practical and theoretical principles relevant to sport coaching and exercise. This will enable you to apply your knowledge in professional settings up to and including a foundation degree standard. What you study – Stage 1 modules: coaching in a practical environment (work-based learning), fundamentals of sport and exercise, human body in action, introduction to sports coaching, mind and movement. Stage 2 modules: analysis of performance, coaching in an alternative environment (work based learning), development of sport and exercise, nutrition for the exercise practitioner work based project (work-based learning). How you learn – Teaching will be a balanced combination of theoretical seminars followed by practical workshops. How you are assessed – The assessment will be a combination of

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• Professional Sports Coach • Fitness Testing within Professional Sports

formative and summative methods, including reports, presentations and examinations. Further progression – You can progress on to the third year of a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching).

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Computing The computing and IT industry is one of the fastest growing areas in today’s business world, incorporating a wide range of careers. Advances in new technology provide a wealth of opportunities for those who have the necessary skills and qualifications to respond to and harness new computing technologies.

Careers in this industry include: • Networks Administrator • Network Engineer University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) (UCPD) Information Technology Level 4 Duration – 1 year part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Hardware and Networking, Tuesday 14 September 2010. Software and Creative Media, Wednesday 15 September 2010. Time of course – 6.00pm-8.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – No specific qualification or experience is required. However, if you have no experience of IT you will take the ‘introduction to IT’ as a first stage module. You will then progress on to topics such as: word processing, desktop publishing and spreadsheet applications before taking more technical modules. About the course – This course requires you to study 3 modules from the 14 available. Each module is worth 10 credits; a total of at least 30 credits are required for the certificate. This course is offered as stand alone modules. You can work towards the advanced certificate by successfully completing another three modules. The credits can be used towards a degree if you are wishing to progress on to a higher qualification. What you study – introduction to digital imaging 1, introduction to digital imaging 2, creating websites using XHTML, internet and web authoring, dreamweaver project, database

• Specialised Network Help Desk • Network Manager

• Software Developer • Web Developer

applications, desk top publishing, introduction to spreadsheets, spreadsheet applications, word processing and document production, introduction to information technology, multimedia 1, 2 and 3. How you learn – You will be expected to attend college 1 evening per week. How you are assessed – You will be assessed via in-course assessments. To be awarded the UCPD, you must pass all three modules. Further progression – This course can be used to build into certificates or diplomas in higher education if other modules are undertaken.

skills in current technologies to enhance your career prospects and can also gain professional vendor qualifications from CISCO Systems Inc. The strong vocational emphasis of the course means that you will gain relevant skills which are of direct benefit to employers through extensive hands-on experience within the CISCO Networking Academy laboratories at the college. You will gain a broad knowledge base in a wide area of computer based topics. What you study – Year 1 – the IT practitioner, business applications technology, principles of maintaining computer systems, networking theory and concepts, routers and routing protocols and work based learning 1. Year 2 – the advanced IT practitioner, managing a Microsoft server environment, network and systems administration, wide area networks, LAN switching, VLANs and wireless networks and work based learning 2. How you learn – You will learn through tutor-led classes, workshops, practical sessions and tutorials. You will be expected to attend college 2 days a week. How you are assessed – Most units involve in-course assessments. To be awarded a foundation degree you must pass all 12 units. Further progression – This course enables you to progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Computer Studies.

Foundation Degree in Computing (Networking) Level 5 Duration – 2 years full-time, attending college 2 days per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 27th September 2010. Time of course – Mondays 9.00am5.00pm and Thursdays 9.00am-2.15pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – An advanced level qualification or equivalent, other qualifications and work experience may also be taken into account. The overriding consideration of entry on to the course is whether you are likely to succeed on the course. Prior knowledge of networking is helpful but not essential. About the course – This course is designed to equip you with the specialist knowledge and higher-level skills that are valued by employers in the area of computer networking. You will develop

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Construction Once you are working in the construction industry, there are plenty of opportunities available for developing your skills and knowledge. Your career path is likely to be varied and may well change as you begin to specialise.

Careers in this industry include: • Architect • Architectural Technologist Higher National Certificate (HNC) (HNC) Building Studies Level 4 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 7 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-6.15pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – National diploma or certificate in construction or equivalent. Alternatively if you don’t have the qualification, relevant work experience will be considered. About the course – This course is suitable for many career paths within construction and allied professions. The HNC is universally accepted and is the recognised progression route to higher national diplomas and undergraduate degree qualifications, but more importantly will advance your career potential. What you study – The course consists of 6 core units and 4 additional units which are studied over 2 years. Modules include: design principles and application, analytical methods, health, safety and welfare, science and materials, group project, management principles and application, technology a, refurbishment and adaption, technology b and site surveying procedures. How you learn – Classes are a range of tutor-led sessions, practical sessions, tutorials, case studies and site visits. You will need to allow for 2-3 hours per week for homework. You will be expected to attend college one day per week.

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• Construction Management • Site Manager

• Project Manager • Quantity Surveyor

How you are assessed – You will be assessed in a range of ways including: coursework, assignments, exams, phase tests and group presentations that are planned throughout the academic year. Further progression – This course can lead on to a full or part-time degree, for example BS (Hons) Architectural Technology, BSc (Hons) Construction Management, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and/or CIOB course. Usually you will gain entry on to the second year of the programme although this does depend on the university requirements.

experience in site supervision. About the courses – These courses are nationally recognised qualifications and will also contribute to the provision of underpinning knowledge for NVQ level 4 in Site Management. The certificate and diploma each comprises 6 units. What you study – The units include: project planning, project control and monitoring, managing the quality of site work, managing health and safety, welfare and risk control at work, site surveying and levelling, develop and manage people, improving managerial skills, contractual and legal responsibilities, estimating and measuring work, managing sub-contractors, services management, managing technology of modern construction. How you learn – You will learn through tutor-led sessions. You will be expected to attend college on a day and evening release basis over a 34-week programme. How you are assessed – Assessment is through written reports and scenario based assignment work which are set and assessed by the CIOB and the college. Further progression – The certificate can lead you on to the CIOB Site Management Diploma. The diploma can lead you on to the experienced practitioner route and membership exams at Level 6. The diploma may provide eligibility to ACIOB status, subject to experience.

Chartered Institute Of Building (CIOB) (CIOB) Certificate in Site Management (CIOB) Diploma in Site Management Level 4 Duration – 1-2 years part-time for each course, attending college 1 day and evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 14 September 2010. Time of course – 3.30pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements Certificate in Site Management – You must have at least 2 years’ experience on site above the level of fore person, with some general responsibility. Diploma in Site Management – The Certificate in Site Management is required for this course, as well as 2 years


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Engineering Engineering allows you to put your creativity to the test every day. It offers you intellectual and technical challenges. There is ample opportunity for rapid advancement to top jobs for those with the ability, ambition and drive to succeed.

Careers in this industry include: • Maintenance Technician • Design Engineer • Engineering Manager Higher National Certificate (HNC) (HNC) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 4 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 15 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-8.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – National certificate or diploma in engineering or A level in mathematics or science. Applicants with relevant engineering work experience will also be considered. Entry is also available for mature learners who have achieved Engineering City and Guilds Part 3 qualifications. About the course – This course combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrialapplications. What you study – To complete the HNC you are required to study 10 units. Modules include: business management techniques, engineering science, analytical methods for engineers, engineering design project, electrical and electronic principles. The course also includes specialist units chosen to cover a range of disciplines which include: programmable logic controllers, electronics, analogue and digital devices and circuits, utilisation of electrical energy and microprocessors. How you learn – The course is delivered using a combination of practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You will be required to attend college 1 day per week.

• Project Manager • Electrical Engineer • Mechanical Engineer

• Manufacturing Engineer

How you are assessed – You will be assessed via a range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests that are planned throughout the year. Further progression – Foundation degree, full-time or part-time honours degree, (depending on the university there may be an opportunity to gain entry straight on to the second year).

processes, materials engineering, CAD/CAM and advanced manufacturing technologies. How you learn – You will be expected to attend college 1 day per week. How you are assessed – You will be assessed via a range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests that are planned throughout the year. Further progression – Foundation degree, full-time or part-time degree, (depending on the university there may be an opportunity to gain entry straight on to the second year).

(HNC) Manufacturing Engineering Level 4 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 14 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-8.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – National Certificate or Diploma in Engineering or an A level in mathematics or science. Applicants with relevant engineering work experience will also be considered. Entry is also available for mature learners who have achieved Engineering City and Guilds Part 3 qualifications. About the course – This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required for careers as technicians in this field of engineering. What you study – Modules include: business management techniques, engineering science, analytical methods for engineers, engineering design project, planning and scheduling principles. Plus specialist units chosen to cover a range of disciplines which include: manufacturing

For more information please contact the Darlington College Customer Services Team on 01325 503030 or visit www.darlington.ac.uk

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(HNC) Mechatronics

(HNC) Mechanical Engineering Level 4 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 14 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am -8.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College Entry requirements – National certificate or diploma in engineering or an A level in mathematics or science. Applicants with relevant engineering work experience will also be considered. Entry is also available for mature learners who have achieved Engineering City and Guilds Part 3 qualifications. About the course – This course provides you with the skills and knowledge required as a technician in mechanical design/development engineering.

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What you study – Modules include: business management techniques, engineering science, analytical methods for engineers, engineering design project, mechanical principles. Plus specialist units chosen to cover a range of disciplines which include: manufacturing processes, materials engineering, CAD/CAM and advanced CAD. How you learn – You will be expected to attend college 1 day per week. How you are assessed – You will be assessed via a range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests that are planned throughout the year. Further progression – Foundation degree, full-time or part-time degree (depending on the university there may be an opportunity to gain entry straight on to the second year).

Level 4 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 15 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-8.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – National certificate or diploma in engineering or an A level in mathematics or science. Applicants with relevant engineering work experience will also be considered. Entry is also available for mature learners who have achieved Engineering City and Guilds Part 3 qualifications. About the course – This course is the study of engineering systems in which the technologies of mechanical equipment design and electronic controls come together. This forms a crucial part in design, manufacture and maintenance of a wide range of modern engineering products and processes. An interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering by engineers and technicians is therefore required. What you study – Topics include: business management techniques, engineering science, analytical methods for engineers, engineering design project, mechatronic systems principles, utilisation of electrical energy, programmable logic controllers, applications of pneumatics and hydraulics. How you learn – This course is delivered using a combination of practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You will be expected to attend college one day per week. How you are assessed – You will be assessed via a range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests that are planned throughout the year. Further progression – Foundation degree, full-time or part-time degree (depending on the university there may be an opportunity to gain entry straight on to the second year).


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Foundation Degree in Engineering Design (Electronics) Level 5 Duration – 1-3 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week depending on entry level and experience. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 20 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-6.15pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – First-year entry requires an appropriate national certificate or diploma qualification. A levels or substantial work experience for mature students. Second-year entry requires an appropriate higher national certificate or equivalent. About the course – This course is designed for people working in an electrical design environment as technicians and engineers who are seeking to enhance their career prospects and progress on to an honours degree course. What you study – The course content and structure are designed in conjunction with a number of locally situated multi-national companies to ensure relevance and up to date equivalence with industry. Modules

include; electrical engineering, electronics and control, maths for electrical engineers, design. How you learn – The course includes formal lectures but also focuses on student experiential learning in the workplace and utilises this experience in assessment. How you are assessed – You will be assessed by case studies with some phase tests and assignments. There will be some examinations in line with Teesside University. Further progression – BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering or BEng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control.

Foundation Degree in Engineering Design (Mechanical) Level 5 Duration – 1-3 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week depending on entry level and experience. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 13 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-6.15pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – First-year entry

requires an appropriate national certificate or diploma qualification. A levels or substantial work experience for mature students. Second-year entry requires an appropriate higher national certificate or equivalent. About the course – This course is designed for people working in a mechanical design environment as technicians and engineers who are seeking to enhance their career prospects and progress on to an honours degree course. What you study – The course content and structure are designed in conjunction with a number of locally situated multi-national companies to ensure relevance and up to date equivalence with industry. Modules include: mechanical principles, mechatronics design and manufacturing. How you learn – The course includes formal lectures but also focuses on student experiential learning in the workplace and utilises this experience in assessment. How you are assessed – You will be assessed by case studies with some phase tests and assignments. There will be some examinations in line with Teesside University. Further progression – Top-up degree at Teesside University.

For more information please contact the Darlington College Customer Services Team on 01325 503030 or visit www.darlington.ac.uk

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Hospitality & Catering The hospitality and catering sector provides unparalleled opportunities if you have the enthusiasm and drive to develop and prosper in a dynamic industry.

Careers in this industry include: • Hospitality Management • Restaurant Manager • Catering Manager • Event Organiser

• Public House Manager • Culinary Arts and Management • Executive Head Chef • Food and Beverage Manager

• Restaurant Proprietor • Hotel Manager • Contract Caterer • Food Product Developer

For more information please contact the Darlington College Customer Services Team on 01325 503030 or visit www.darlington.ac.uk Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts and Management Level 5 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 13 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-6.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – Appropriate Level 3 qualification, 2 A levels at passes, BTEC National Diploma or an Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education. You must be working in the

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relevant industry and have the support of your employer. If you do not currently work in the industry but have the relevant experience and want to apply, this will be taken into account. About the course – This qualification specialises in kitchen practice, developing a high expertise in craft and management skills. The aim of the course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to help you develop your career. What you study – You will study food and beverage operations, advanced kitchen and larder, advanced patisserie and confectionery, gastronomy, financial management, food safety, human

resources, entrepreneurial skills. How you learn – You will learn through class work, practical work, visits and research projects. There are some work based modules. You will be expected to attend college 1 day per week, with extra study in the workplace. How you are assessed – You will be assessed through assignments, reports, practical work and portfolios. Further progression – BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (Top-up Award).


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Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management Level 5 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 13 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-5.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – Appropriate Level 3 qualification, or 2 A levels at passes, or BTEC National Diploma or an Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education. You should be working in a relevant industry and have the support of your employer. If you do not currently work in the industry but have the relevant experience and want to apply, this will be taken into account. About the course – This course is a general hospitality management qualification. The aim of the course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to help you progress your career in hospitality management at the highest level. You will develop a combination of technical skills, academic knowledge and research, with the emphasis being on transferable work based learning skills. What you study – The course includes food and beverage operations, accommodation management, onlicensed trade management, marketing, conference and event management, financial management, food safety, human resources and entrepreneurial skills. How you learn – You will be expected to attend college 1 day per week, but you will also be studying in the workplace.

How you are assessed – You will be assessed through a variety of methods, such as assignments, reports, examinations and portfolios. Further progression – BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (Top-up Award).

BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (Top-up Award) Level 6 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 1 day per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 14 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-2.30pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – Foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject. About the course – You will build on your knowledge and skills gained from your HND or foundation degree qualifications, enabling you to top up your qualifications to the BA (Hons) degree. What you study – Service operations management, strategic and change management, monitoring and managing business performance, training and CPD

for hospitality staff, research methods and a major project. How you learn – You will be expected to attend college 1 day per week. How you are assessed – You will learn through class work, visits, guest speakers, research projects. Your assessment on the course will be through assignments, reports, examinations and portfolio based work. Further progression – Masters degree.

Our students say… Judith Robinson BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (Top-up Award) Business Owner – Sweet Tooth

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What I have learnt on my degree has given me the confidence to start my own business, producing cakes and desserts for the tea-room and restaurant industry. I have enjoyed the whole learning experience and Darlington College has an excellent learning environment.”

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Journalism Working in journalism can be a tremendously rewarding job but you have to work hard to reap the benefits. Journalism appeals to such a wide audience and with publications available for every industry and topic you can think of, you would be forgiven for thinking it was an easy industry to get into.

Careers in this industry include: • Broadcast or Print Reporter

• Public Relations

Foundation Degree in Journalism Level 4 Duration – 2 years full-time, attending college 5 days per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 27 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-5.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You will need a Level 3 qualification whether it be an NVQ, BTEC award or an A level. Alternatively appropriate training through work. Also if you have 80 UCAS points you can apply. About the course – This course explores the subject of journalism in its widest form with the professional needs of the media in mind. A clear emphasis is also placed on developing your skills which will be needed in the workplace. What you study – It addresses the practice of print, broadcast and new media journalism. How you learn – Through class sessions involving group activity, discussion and lectures, combined with own time selflearning; a modular approach to learning will involve modules with specific vocational elements. All learning is backed up with individual tutorials to assist with progress. How you are assessed – You will also get a combination of both practice and theory, using live briefs and liaison with the industry. Further progression – BA (Hons) Journalism and News Practice (Top-up Award). Alternatively the NCTJ Journalism.

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• Media Research

Our students say… Daniel Howlett NCTJ Fast-track Journalism The Northern Echo

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NCTJ Fast-track Journalism Level 4 Duration – 20-24 weeks full-time, attending college 4 days per week. Enrolment – September 2010 or January 2011. Course start date – Monday 6 September 2010 or Monday 14 February 2011. Time of course – 9am-5pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – 2 A levels or equivalent, plus 5 GCSEs at grade C including English and mathematics. About the course – Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists this is the industry gold standard qualification. The college has a regional, national and international reputation for training journalists and this course is the top performing NCTJ fasttrack course in the country. Completion will help you secure a position as a trainee journalist. You will be required to sit a 2 hour assessment before you are offered a place on the programme.

For any trainee reporter, video training is now a must and Darlington College manages to provide excellent facilities and teaching without forgetting the fundamentals of journalism: news writing, shorthand, media law and public affairs. This course provides the best opportunity to get ahead in a very tough industry.” What you study – The modules you will study are: practical journalism, media law, public affairs, shorthand, news video production and online journalism. How you learn – You will be expected to be in college 4 days a week with Fridays being used for work experience, selfdirected study and research. How you are assessed – During the course you will sit national examinations in journalism, media law and public affairs. These exams are set externally and are moderated by the NCTJ. You must also achieve 100wpm in shorthand and you will be required to produce a portfolio of work which will be assessed by the NCTJ. Further progression – This qualification is the first step towards a professional qualification – NCE – which is achieved after 1 year or 18 months working in the industry.


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Teaching & Learning Working in education offers a range of exciting career opportunities. You may want to teach in further education or adult education environments, or perhaps working in a prison as a tutor or develop a career as a trainer.

Careers in this industry include: • Teacher in the Lifelong Learning Sector • Assessor City and Guilds 7304 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)* Level 4 Duration – PTLLS and CTLLS – 1 year part-time, or CTLLS – 22 weeks, attending college 1 day or evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – PTLLS – 6 start dates throughout the year. CTLLS – Tuesday 14 December 2010. Time of course – PTLLS – Various start dates throughout the year. CTLLS – 5.30pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You should be qualified or experienced in the subject you intend to teach. You should have access to 30 hours teaching practice and possess reasonable levels of language, literacy and numeracy. About the course – The nature of both the learning and assessment requirements for the qualification is such that you should have the ability to read and interpret written tasks in a legible and understandable form. You will also need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently. What you study – The course includes; adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of teaching, reflect on your own previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills and areas for development, identify principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation, develop confidence, communication and interpersonal skills, and develop an awareness of your professional role and responsibilities.

• Internal Verifier • Training and Development Officer

• TESOL Tutor • Learning and Support

You will be required to choose three mandatory units and one optional unit. How you are assessed – You will be required to complete assignments. Further progression – Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PCET) if you are in a full teaching role.

What you study – Modules include: classroom management, continuing personal and professional practice, equality and diversity, foundations in teaching in the lifelong learning sector, individual study, planning and enabling learning and assessment, preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector and wider professional practice. How you learn – You will learn in a variety of ways, through seminars, lectures and workshops. Sessions are supported via the virtual learning environment where you will access a range of resources to support the activities on the course. You must complete a minimum of 150 hours of teaching practice in an appropriate teaching environment. How you are assessed – You will be assessed through a combination of written assessments, reflective teaching journals and teaching portfolios. You will also be observed through teaching practices. Further progression – On completion of the preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (PTTLS) you will have met the national requirements for the preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector and will be in a position to apply for a Threshold Licence to Practice. On completion of the full certificate you will have met the national requirements for the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTTLS) and will be in a position to apply for qualified teacher learning and skills status (QTLS).

*This course is not an award of Teesside University.

Pre-Service Certificate in Education/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Level 5 Duration – 1 year full-time, attending college 5 days per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 29 September 2010. Time of course – 9.00am-5.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – Certificate in Education – You will need a minimum of an NQF level 3 qualification in your occupational area. Also you will be required to undertake an ISA which includes an enhanced CRB Check. Professional Graduate Certificate in Education – You will need a minimum of a degree in your occupational area. Also you will be required to undertake an ISA which includes an enhanced CRB Check. About the course – This course is a generic course if you wish to teach in post-compulsory education settings. This course has been designed specifically to train teachers who wish to teach in lifelong learning sector educational settings, such as further education college and adult and community settings.

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In-Service Certificate in Education Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Level 5 Duration – 2 years part-time, attending college 4 hours per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 28 September 2010. Time of course – Various. Where you will study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – Certificate in Education – You will need a minimum of an NQF Level 3 qualification in your occupational area. Also you will be required to undertake an ISA which includes an enhanced CRB Check. Professional Graduate Certificate in Education – You will need a minimum of a degree in your occupational area. Also you will be required to undertake an ISA which includes an enhanced CRB Check. About the course – This course is a generic course if you wish to teach in post compulsory education settings. This course has been designed specifically to train teachers who wish to teach in lifelong learning sector educational settings, such as further education college and adult and community settings. What you study – Modules include: classroom management, continuing personal and professional practice, equality and diversity, foundations in teaching in the lifelong learning sector, individual study, planning and enabling learning and assessment, preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector and wider professional practice. How you learn – You will learn in a variety of ways, through seminars, lectures and workshops. Sessions are supported via the virtual learning environment where you will access a range of resources to support the activities on the course. You must complete a minimum of 150 hours of teaching practice in an appropriate teaching environment. How you are assessed – You will be assessed through a combination of written assessments, reflective teaching journals and teaching portfolios. You will also be observed through teaching practices. Further progression – On completion of the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS) you will have met

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the national requirements for the preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector and will be in a position to apply for a Threshold Licence to Practice. On completion of the full certificate you will have met the national requirements for the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTTLS) and will be in a position to apply for qualified teacher learning and skills status (QTLS).

BA (Hons) Education Studies Level 5 (Year 1) and Level 6 (Year 2) Duration – 1-2 years part-time, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 28 September 2010. Time of course – 5.00pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – Level 5 (Year 1) Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of 120 HE credits which may include the possession of an appropriate teaching qualification such as a Certificate in Education or an equivalent award and will follow a 2 year programme. Level 6 (Year 2) Applicants for direct entry are expected to have the equivalent of 240 HE credits which may include the possession of a Foundation Degree/ Degree/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and will follow a 1 year programme. All applicants are expected to have: • 5 hours minimum teaching per week either on a paid or voluntary basis • Opportunities to teach individuals and groups • Support from their employer/practice provider APL and APEL will be considered. For more information speak to the Programme Leader. About the course – The programme is designed to meet the professional development needs of those working within the formal and informal education sector such as: lecturers, tutors, trainers, mentors, teaching assistants, youth workers and learning advisers. What you study – Level 5 (Year 1) modules: • Reflective Practice • Inclusive Practice • Effective and Innovative Learning Environments

• Effective and Innovative Learning Environments • Research in Education Level 6 (Year 2) modules: • Teaching and Learning and Education • Appraising Enquiry and Research Techniques • Individual Practice Project (Dissertation) • Education Policy and Education Practice • Promoting Positive Behaviour How you learn – As educational practitioners it is important to experience a range of teaching and learning strategies . During the programme you will learn through lecturers, seminars, tutorials, practice based activities and e-learning. How you are assessed – Year 1 modules will be assessed by formative and summative tasks which will include such activities as: leading seminars, delivering presentations and writing essays or evaluative reports. You will be expected to produce a portfolio of work and a reflective journal. Year 2 modules will be assessed by formative and summative tasks which will include: a briefing paper, a case study, a handbook for practitioners and a critical evaluation. In addition year 2 you will also produce and submit a dissertation of 12000 words on a project of your choice. Further progression – Successful completion of the programme will allow for progression on to graduate teacher training programmes and masters degree programmes.

Certificate in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL)* Level 5 Duration – 1 year part-time, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 27 September 2010. Time of course – 6.00pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You need to have native speaker competence in English. If your first language isn’t English there may be additional entry requirements. You must provide evidence that you have the ability to work to Level 5 standard and a degree or 2 A levels (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject will be required. A general teacher training qualification would also be an advantage.


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About the course – This course prepares you for the Trinity College London certificate in TESOL, which is the first level qualification needed for working in this profession. What you study – Course modules include: awareness of the English language and its phonology, teaching and learning strategies, a foreign language (new to you), ESOL materials and observed teaching practice. You will need to complete all course modules. How you learn – In addition to attending college, you will need to be observed and teach in ESOL classes during the day. You will also need to do some home study which will be approximately 8-10 hours a week. How you are assessed – You will be assessed through teaching practice and assignments which include: learning an unknown foreign language (new to you), profile of a learner, language awareness and phonology quiz and evaluation of materials. Further progression – This course qualifies you to work in TESOL in this country or abroad. After two years of full-time work experience, you may wish to progress to the Level 7 Trinity College Licentiate Diploma course (DipTESOL).

the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority at Level 7 of the UK National Qualifications Framework. It is also accepted by the British Council as a full TEFL qualifying qualification for teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and in its own teaching operations oversees. What you study – You will study 4 distinct units: Language, teaching and learning, the teacher as developmental, reflective practitioner, phonological theory in classroom practice and teaching to include learner analysis, preparation, delivery and self-evaluation. How you learn – In addition to attending college, you will need to be observed and teach in ESOL classes. You will also need to do some home study. How you are assessed – You will be assessed by teaching practice, an externally assessed examination, an assessed interview and a portfolio of course work. Further progression – Upon completion you can aspire to a range of positions which combine management, training and teaching responsibilities. *This course is not an award of Teesside University.

University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE)

*This course is not an award of Teesside University.

Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (DipTESOL)* Level 7 Duration – 1 year part-time, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Wednesday 29 September 2010. Time of course – 6.00pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You need to have native speaker competence in English. If your first language isn’t English there may be additional entry requirements. You must be able to provide evidence that you have the ability to work at masters level (or equivalent) and a relevant higher degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject is required. A teacher training qualification (PTTLS/CTTLS) would also be an advantage. About the course – This is an internationally respected qualification for experienced teachers of ESOL/EFL. The DipTESOL is accredited in England by

(UCCE) Personal Skills in English (Literacy) Level – HE Level 1 Duration – 10 weeks part-time, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Tuesday 8 March 2011. Time of course – 5.00pm-8.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You will need a Certificate in Education or equivalent teaching qualification or evidence of achievement at Level 2 in English and Level 2 in mathematics. About the course – These courses have been developed as access modules if you are wishing to study the UCPD in Teaching English (Literacy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector, but you do not meet the national entry requirements in your personal literacy skills. On successful completion you will gain a module of 10 credits at HE Level 1. What you study – This course will enable you to develop particular skills in English such as speaking and listening, reading and writing.

How you learn – Lectures and tutorials will be used as the main teaching vehicle, with occasional use of workshops to support specific learning tasks. You will be provided with one-to-one tutorial support and will be encouraged to access a peer group support network. Interactive sessions with ongoing tutor feedback will allow for formative assessment. You will be encouraged to access on-line resources and the VLE. Peer group evaluation on classroom tasks will also be used for formative assessment. You will be encouraged to develop a progress file to help plan and monitor your own performance. How you are assessed – Formative Assessment You will complete an in-class individual task which will enable you to identify where your English (Literacy) skills need to be developed. This task will enable you and the module tutor to focus the learning around your individual development needs. Written and oral feedback will be provided by the module tutor on completion of this task. This will be completed in week 2 of the module delivery. Summative Assessment Assessment 1 – Presentation You will prepare and deliver a 15 minute microteaching session regarding an aspect of English (literacy) at Basic Skills level 2. The focus of this will be agreed between you and the module tutor. This will be followed by the production of a rationale for the choice of teaching methods and a reflective evaluation on the experience of delivering the microteaching session (1,500 words). Assessment 2 – Rewrite of a Text You will take a recent Skills for Life article/publication and complete a register change (rewrite the text for a different audience) (500 words). Further progression – UCPD subject specialist.

For more information please contact the Darlington College Customer Services Team on 01325 503030 or visit www.darlington.ac.uk

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(UCCE) Personal Skills in Mathematics (Numeracy) Level – HE Level 1 Duration – 10 weeks part-time, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – TBC Time of course – TBC. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You will need a Certificate in Education or equivalent teaching qualification or evidence of achievement at level 2 in mathematics. About the course – This course has been developed as access modules if you are wishing to study the UCPD in Teaching in mathematics (numeracy) in the lifelong learning sector, but you do not meet the national entry requirements in your personal literacy or numeracy skills. On successful completion you will gain a module of 10 credits at HE level 1. What you study – This course will enable you to develop particular skills in maths number, geometry, algebra and statistics. How you learn – Lectures and tutorials will be used as the main teaching vehicle, with occasional use of workshops to support specific learning tasks. You will be provided with one-to-one tutorial support and will be encouraged to access a peer group support network. Interactive sessions with ongoing tutor feedback will allow for formative assessment. You will be encouraged to access on-line resources and the VLE. Peer group evaluation on classroom tasks will also be used for formative assessment. You will be encouraged to develop a progress file to help plan and monitor your own performance. How you are assessed – You are assessed via a short piece of reflective writing and a test which will measure the skills developed. Further progression – The course will enable you to develop the necessary skills. On successful completion of the module, and with evidence of the 75 hours of required teaching practice, you will be able to progress to the UCPD award.

For more information please contact the Darlington College Customer Services Team on 01325 503030 or visit www.darlington.ac.uk

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University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) (UCPD) Teaching English (Literacy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level – HE Level 2 Duration – 8 months part-time, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – 7 September 2010. Time of course – 5.00pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – Certificate in education or equivalent teaching qualification, evidence of achievement of the UCCE Personal Skills in English or a degree in English language. Evidence of achievement at Level 3 in English, certificate in education or equivalent, an initial diagnostic test must be taken prior to acceptance on the course and you must have 75 hours teaching practice agreed and acknowledged in the application form by a teaching practice provider or employer. About the course – If you are a qualified teacher working in the post-compulsory sector (further and adult education), it provides you with the opportunity to continue your professional development as a teacher of adult numeracy/literacy. The course has been endorsed by the Standards Verification UK (SVUK) as meeting Level 5 subject specifications for teachers of adult literacy. It is a mandatory professional requirement for all adult literacy teachers involved in the delivery of courses and qualifications from entry level to Level 2 (including English). What you study – You will study 3 modules: Module EDU1043-N Literacy, ESOL and the Learners, 10 credits at HE Level 1 (NQF Level 4) This module aims to explore issues surrounding English acquisition and use, including barriers to language and literacy development. The module also explores varieties of English, influences on language change and the role of language and literacy in the formation, maintenance and transformation of identity and power relationships.

Module EDU2053-N Literacy Theories and Frameworks, 20 credits at HE Level 2 (NQF Level 5) This module aims to explore the theories and frameworks of language and literacy and encourages students to apply these to practice activities focusing around the development of language and literacy skills in learners. It also encourages you to evaluate appropriate learning and teaching strategies for the development of language and literacy skills. Module EDU2054-N Literacy Learning and Teaching, 20 credits at HE Level 2 (NQF Level 5) This module aims to develop the teaching skills associated with becoming a specialist teacher of literacy. The module will explore perceptions of whom language and literacy learners are; the theories and principles surrounding advanced practice in this specialist area, such as effective planning for learning and teaching for both groups and individual learners and the identification and use of specialist strategies/tools for effective assessment; and the learning and teaching of learners who wish to develop their language and literacy skills. The module also explores wider issues such as organisational approaches to inclusion. How you learn – You will continue to develop your own numeracy/literacy knowledge and understanding, as well as studying methods of teaching mathematics or English skills, barriers to learning and research on current developments. How you are assessed – Module EDU1043-N Literacy, ESOL and the Learners, 10 credits at HE Level 1 (NQF Level 4) This is assessed via an essay and the completion of a small portfolio of evidence. Module EDU2053-N Literacy Theories and Frameworks, 20 credits at HE Level 2 (NQF Level 5) The module is assessed by the analysis of discourse and text and by the development of learning targets formed from the results of the evaluation with a supporting rationale. Module EDU2054-N Literacy Learning and Teaching, 20 credits at HE Level 2 (NQF Level 5) The module is assessed via the production of a reflective teaching portfolio which includes four observations of own teaching practice and evidence of the completion of 75 hours of teaching practice.


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(UCPD) Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level – HE Level 2 Duration – 8 months part-time, attending college 1 evening per week. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – TBC Time of course – TBC. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – Evidence of achievement at level 3 in mathematics, certificate in education or equivalent, an initial diagnostic test must be taken prior to acceptance on the course and you must have 75 hours teaching practice agreed and acknowledged in the application form by a teaching practice provider or employer. About the course – If you are a qualified teacher working in the post-compulsory sector (further and adult education), it provides you with the opportunity to continue your professional development as a teacher of adult numeracy. The course has been endorsed by the Standards Verification UK (SVUK) as meeting level 5 subject specifications for teachers of adult numeracy. It is a mandatory professional requirement for all adult numeracy teachers involved in the delivery of courses and qualifications from entry level to level 2 (including GCSE maths). What you study – Core modules Developing numeracy knowledge and understanding, numeracy and the learners numeracy learning and teaching. Modules offered may vary. How you learn – Lectures and tutorials will be used as the main teaching vehicle, with occasional use of workshops to support specific learning tasks. You will be provided with one-to-one tutorial support and will be encouraged to access a peer group support network. Interactive sessions with ongoing tutor feedback will allow for formative assessment. You will be encouraged to access on-line resources and the VLE. Peer group evaluation on classroom tasks will also be used for formative assessment. You will be encouraged to develop a progress file to help plan and monitor your own performance. How you are assessed – You will experience a variety of methods of teaching and learning including lectures, workshops and seminars. The range of assessment strategies includes a reflective teaching portfolio, an essay, a portfolio of evidence, a reflective evaluative piece of

writing and four observations of teaching practice. Further progression – The course provides the opportunity for the continuing professional development of qualified teachers working in the field of adult numeracy.

Further progression – You may wish to undertake the Level 4 Learning and Development course.

City and Guilds V1 Verifiers Award*

Level 4 Duration – Flexible. Enrolment – September 2010. Course start date – Monday 16 September 2010. Time of course – 4.45pm-9.00pm. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You must be in a teacher/trainer role and to be able to produce evidence and written assignments. About the course – This course will satisfy the government desire to have all teachers in the Learning and Skills Sector holding a suitable teaching qualification. What you study – This course includes: contribute to the learning within the organisation, evaluate and develop own practice, design learning programmes, agree learning programmes with learners, manage the contribution of other people to the learning process, create a climate that promotes learning, evaluate and improve learning and development programmes either at level 2 or 3, identify the learning and development needs of the organisation, identify individual learning aims and programmes. Then, 4 optional units from the following; prepare and develop resources to support learning, enable group learning, support learners by mentoring in the workplace, support and advise individual learners, monitor and review progress with learners, respond to changes in learning and development, provide learning and development in international settings, plan how to provide basic skills in the workplace, introduce training for basic skills in the workplace, assess candidates using a range of methods, assess candidates’ performance through observation, or conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process. How you are assessed – A wide variety of assessment methods are used including professional discussions, written questions, natural observation and product evidence. How you learn – Teacher training. This course is a mixture of workshops, assessments and portfolio building.

(This course is changing to Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice) Level 4 Duration – 1 year part-time. Enrolment – Flexible. Course start date – This course is a flexible course and you can enrol anytime of the year. Time of course – You will attend tutorials and workshops throughout the year. Where you study – Darlington College. Entry requirements – You must have the following: D32 and D33 or A1. Your role includes: evaluating the internal assessment process, monitoring and reviewing internal assessment audit systems and carrying out external quality assurance requirements. If you would like to become an NVQ trainee internal verifier you must be registered with an assessment centre and have appropriate quality assurance experience. About the course – This V1 award replaces the D34 and it qualifies you to work as an internal verifier within your vocational area. What you study – You should be able to fully achieve the following modules: operate and evaluate internal assessment and quality assurance systems, support assessors, monitor the quality of assessor performance and meet external quality assurance requirements. You can work at your own pace. How you learn – You will attend a 2-day workshop covering the principles and practice in assessment and quality assurance. During the subsequent 10 weeks you will be able to collect evidence of performance. During this time individual tutorial support will be given, professional discussions arranged and possible multi-choice on-line tests taken. How you are assessed – A wide variety of assessment methods are used including professional discussions, written questions, natural observation and product evidence. You will be required to keep in contact with your primary assessor.

*This course is not an award of Teesside University.

City and Guilds Learning and Development*

*This course is not an award of Teesside University.

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Teesside University Darlington courses Art & Design 39 Digital Photography, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) 39 Drawing and Approaches to Drawing, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) Business, Accounting, Leadership & Management 41 Business Management, BA (Hons) 42 Customer Service Excellence and the Competitive Edge, University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) 42 Effective Team Building, Coaching and Mentoring, University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) 43 Languages, University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) 43 Leadership and Management, Foundation Degree (FdA) 44 Management, MSc 45 Self Analysis and Career Development, University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) Computing 46 Computing, BSc (Hons) 46 Health Informatics, Foundation Degree (FdSc) 46 Information Technology (ICT)*, Foundation Degree (FdSc) 47 Information Technology, University Certificates 47 PRINCE2速 Project Management Foundation/Practitioner, Module 48 Social Media for Enterprise, University Certificate of Credit (UCCR) 48 Understanding ICT Service Management, University Certificate of Credit (UCCR) Crime Scene, Forensic Science & Consumer Protection

50 Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation, University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development (UCAPD)

55 Structural Assessment for Emergency Services Personnel, University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development

51 Crime Scene Investigation, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD)

English

52 Forensic Investigation, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) 52 Internet Protection and Security*, University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) 53 Nutrition and Health*, University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) Education, Sociology & Youth Studies 54 Community Development, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD)

49 Community Protection*, University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE)

Engineering

50 Developments in Forensic Science, University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development (UCPPD)

55 Introduction to the Design Lifecycle*, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCAPD)

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54 Introducing Youth Support, Module

56 Creative Writing, MA Law 57 Introduction to Contemporary Policing and Investigation, University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) Psychology & Criminology 58 Helping Service Users, one day taster 58 How to Listen, one day taster 58 Introduction to Criminology, one day taster 58 Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Studies, one day taster Science, Sustainability & the Environment 59 Performance Nutrition for Athletes, University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) *Subject to approval at time of print. Please see www.tees.ac.uk/darlington for


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Art & Design Need to scratch your creative itch? Whether finding ways to illustrate a children’s book or translate the creative language of photography, artists and photographers add interest and texture to the world in which we live.

University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) (UCPD) Digital Photography Level 4, 30 credits Duration – 15 weeks, Tuesdays 6.00pm-9.00pm. Enrolment – October and February. Admission enquiries – 01642 384019. Where you study – Teesside University, Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – There are no formal entry requirements. About the course – This course offers a practice-based introduction to the potential of digital photography within art and design. It assumes no previous knowledge and enables you to explore a range of ideas, processes and methods while building a portfolio of original digital work in response to your own negotiated project brief. It aims to: • develop an understanding of the creative aspects of digital photography • develop your technical knowledge and practical skills to support the making, manipulating and managing of digital

photographs • provide opportunities for you to produce and present original photographic work in an area of personal interest • encourage a reflective approach to learning. What you study – You study the following topics: • getting started: motivations, interests and experiences • digital image capture: from point-andshoot cameras to scanners and digital • SLR contexts: the use of photography in art and design • the creative process • the creative language of photography: exposure, focus, composition, shape, light, colour. Image essentials for the photographer: storage, transfer, file formats and data management • the electronic darkroom: an introduction to key software functions • creative image manipulation: practices and issues in photography (including IPR) • output for print and screen • project presentations and reflective summary. How you learn and are assessed – All of the topics are taught in a group setting

so you have the opportunity to share your ideas and work alongside other budding designers. All assessment is in-course. Career opportunities – This course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their creative and digital skills, either to update employment skills, to prepare for an art or design degree at Teesside, or simply for pleasure.

(UCPD) Drawing and Approaches to Drawing Level 4, 30 credits Duration – 15 weeks, one 3-hour session per week. Enrolment – October and February. Admission enquiries – 01642 384045. Where you study – Teesside University, Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – There are no formal entry requirements. About the course – Drawing is often restricted to a secondary or supporting role in pictorial representation – visualising a painting or sculpture through preliminary sketches, as diagrams and plans for printmaking and/or conceiving architectural structures. The art of drawing is now

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Art & Design recognised as a autonomous subject – an appropriate, even essential method for discovering new ideas and visual forms which are fully complete as drawings. This UCPD offers a series of studiobased practical sessions where drawing practice and its approaches can be explored. It assumes no previous advanced knowledge and enables you to experiment with a range of ideas, processes and methods to build a portfolio of original drawings which represent your own perception and your newly acquired level of skill. It aims to: • develop your subject knowledge and understanding of a range of approaches to drawing • advance the practical skills required for making effective visual depictions • provide the opportunity to produce and present original visual work which acknowledges specific themes of personal interest • encourage a reflective approach to learning. What you study – You study the following themes: • getting started: motivations, interests and experience • drawing supports and grounds • the intention of using line, tone and contour • drawing media: pencil, ink, charcoal and Conté crayon • working with pictorial space and perspectival methods • approaches to drawing: landscape, portrait and still-life. How you learn and are assessed – All study themes are delivered in a group context utilising a range of learning strategies including demonstration sessions, individual tutorials, group critique, PowerPoint and/or slide-based lecture presentations in conjunction with exhibition gallery and field study visits. All scheduled drawing sessions are delivered by academic fine art staff working at Teesside University. You have open access to the visiting artist lecture sessions taking place each week at the University campus in Middlesbrough. Assessment review is in-course. It takes the form of a portfolio presentation and involves a minimum of three members of the fine art academic team.

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Career opportunities – This course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their drawing skills to advance their appreciation of art making and visual culture, preparation for making an application for degree level study in art and design, or simply for pleasure.


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Business, Accounting, Leadership & Management Are you looking to stay ahead of the game in the competitive world of business with up-to-date skills and knowledge? If so, we offer an exciting range of study opportunities, from University certificates to masters level, to help you get ahead in your career.

BA (Hons) Business Management Level 6 Duration – 3/4 years, full-time. Part-time delivery also available for final year. UCAS code – N200 BA/BusMgt. Typical offer – 220 tariff points. Admission enquiries – 01642 342807. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – A typical offer is 220 tariff points from a minimum of two A levels or equivalent, together with mathematics and English at GCSE, grade C or above, or equivalent. If you have an HND or a foundation degree in a business subject, you may enter the final year of the programme to convert your qualification into an honours degree. If you have not studied research methods before, you study the

Business Research and Project module instead of the Business Project. About the course – This is the course for you if you intend to follow a career in business but are unsure about which specialism of business to follow. It is highly flexible, offering plenty of option modules from marketing to HRM to accounting, and is directly relevant to the needs of industry and commerce. As you are able to study and develop your interests in a variety of business-related subjects, this course leaves you well placed to follow a career in a wide variety of fields. What you study – Year 1 is mainly tutor led and focuses on providing you with the necessary underpinning in terms of broad business knowledge and skills. It introduces key business and management concepts. Year 2 takes a more student led approach with an emphasis on exploring

your own interests and deepening your insights as well as having more responsibility for your own learning. During this year you develop a broader international perspective to the study of business. As well as studying four core business modules, you are able to choose two other modules from a range of business areas. Between Year 2 and your final year, you have the option of undertaking an industrial placement or studying abroad at one of our American or European partner universities. The final year explores more advanced topics within the areas of business and management and there is a greater emphasis upon critical thinking and your ability to plan and manage your own learning as an individual and as part of a group. You study three core business modules and choose two other modules from a range of business areas.

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Business, Accounting, Leadership & Management

Modules Year 1 core modules • Accounting, Information and the Organisation • Business and the Economy • Business Decision Making • Fundamentals of Marketing • Managing and Developing People • Personal and Team Effectiveness Year 2 core modules • International Dimensions of Business • Leadership and Mentoring • Planning for Business Operations • Research Methods for Business and two optional core modules. Final year core modules • Business Project or Business Research and Project • Critical Perspectives in Leadership and Management • Strategic and Change Management and two optional core modules. Modules offered may vary. How you learn – Modules are taught via lectures, seminars, practical workshops and group work. Teaching staff adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module content, assess, provide feedback and communicate with students. How you are assessed – The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including assignments, examinations, group work, presentations and live practical projects. Work placement/study abroad year – Between Year 2 and your final year, you have the opportunity to spend a year in industry on placement, or study abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you could proceed to the final year.

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Professional accreditation – Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates are guaranteed the offer of Associate Member status, or with three years’ managerial experience, full Member status, from the Chartered Management Institute. Career opportunities – You will be able to follow careers in fields from marketing to general management across all sectors of business and industry.

University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) (UCCE) Customer Service Excellence and the Competitive Edge Level 4, 20 credits Duration – 10 weeks, 1 evening per week (2 hours). Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 342849. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Applicants do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the course satisfactorily. A basic understanding of business may be beneficial. About the course – This certificate gives you an introduction to the marketing process and how it relates to the concept and practice of customer service. You consider the wider business environment including economics and are introduced to some principles of business law as well as an introduction to marketing. You also look at the concept of business strategy.

What you study – • Marketing concepts – what it is, what it isn’t, how it fits into modern business practice • Quality concepts – the development of quality • Service concepts – the development of the service economy, the importance of service management • Strategic appraisal • Buyer behaviour • Unique selling proposition and differentiation – the importance of the competitive edge • Targeting, positioning. How you learn and are assessed – The certificate is delivered via lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. You are assessed by means of a presentation in class and the production of an individual report which will be an analysis of a current customer service strategy.

(UCCE) Effective Team Building, Coaching and Mentoring Level 4, 20 credits Duration – 10 weeks, 1 evening per week (2 hours). Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 342849. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Applicants do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the course satisfactorily. A basic understanding of business may be beneficial. About the course – This certificate focuses on establishing and building a team for a variety of purposes and introduces the concept of mentoring. It helps you to understand what constitutes a team and the roles that exist within it. You also develop a range of skills relevant to team development and team working including working with others, problem solving, giving and receiving feedback, motivation and sharing knowledge. What you study – • Managing teams: roles and responsibilities • Group dynamics • Motivation


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Team/group skills audit Problem solving Giving and receiving feedback Interpersonal skills The role of a coach and the benefits of coaching for the individual and the organisation. How you learn and are assessed – The certificate is delivered via lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. You also maintain a learning log. The assessment consists of a group presentation and an individual report.

(UCCE) Languages Level 4, 20 credits Duration – October to May. Enrolment – September and online. Admission enquiries – 01642 342807. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Foundation modules are for beginners – classes are practical and develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Language study is available part-time at Teesside University. Students who successfully complete a 20-credit module are awarded a University certificate in continuing education (UCCE). The following evening classes will be offered in the academic year 2010-11. Foundation French: Monday 5.30pm-8.00pm Foundation Spanish (Group 1): Monday 5.30pm-8.00pm Foundation Spanish (Group 2): Tuesday 5.30pm-8.00pm Foundation Chinese (Mandarin): Monday 5.30pm-8.00pm Guidance notes for online applications – Please note that the sections on Work Experience, English Language Ability and Referee need not be filled in. Please put n/a (not applicable) in the mandatory fields. In the section Qualifications Held, please enter your highest qualification. In the section Personal Statement, please state your previous language learning qualifications and experience in the chosen language. More information – More detailed information about University certificates is available by calling the admissions enquiries number.

Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management Level 5 Duration – 2 years, two-day blocks around every 8 weeks. Enrolment – Various throughout the year. Admission enquiries – 01642 384293. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Applicants should have five GCSEs including English and mathematics at grade C or above, or have three years’ supervisory management experience. About the course – This degree, developed in conjunction with the North East Chamber of Commerce, is designed for those in full-time or part-time employment and you require the support of your employer to participate. On completion of the degree, you can progress to a one-year honours degree top-up programme. We won the Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative of the Year award for this highly innovative foundation degree. What you study – This degree aims to

develop relevant and practical skills in leadership and management so that you can make a real and immediate contribution to an organisation. Each module is delivered over an eightweek teaching block, beginning with a preparation week where you undertake directed learning as specified by the module leaders and supported through the virtual learning environment (VLE) and workplace mentors. Weeks two and three feature a two-day masterclass to be held at Teesside University which includes guest and keynote speakers, group activities, applications in the workplace, workbased learning, and mentor support. Weeks three to eight include assessment preparation, completion and submission, self-directed learning, work-based learning and continued support through VLE and workplace mentors. Modules Stage 1 core modules • Customer Service Excellence • Effective Team Building, Mentoring and Coaching • Managing Finance • Managing People

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Business, Accounting, Leadership & Management • Self Analysis and Career Development • Understanding Company Dynamics Stage 2 core modules • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Enterprise and Leadership • Leading and Managing Organisations • Managing Change • Quality and Operations Management Modules offered may vary. How you learn – As well as developing core skills and understanding based on national benchmark skills in leadership and management, there is a strong focus on developing those skills which increase personal effectiveness, for example communication and team skills. Much of the learning is based in the workplace where you can apply your learning and work on real problems. How you are assessed – Emphasis is placed on work-related assessment and work-based reports, but we recognise the need for a wide range of assessment methods. In most modules, you need to be able to apply the assessment to the subject area and your workplace. Career opportunities – This degree will be of great value in terms of personal and career development in any organisation. On completion of the programme you have a number of options in terms of topping up your award to an honours degree such as the BA (Hons) Business Management. You will have the opportunity to discuss progression opportunities, personal and career development issues.

MSc Management Level 7 Duration – 2 years, one afternoon and evening per week. Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 342804. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – The normal entry requirement is an honours degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant work experience may still be considered. About the course – This exciting programme provides a comprehensive management qualification for individuals with an honours degree in any discipline. It is an ideal choice if you are a recent

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graduate who wants to further your skills and knowledge in management to enhance your career prospects. It expands your managerial skills as well as your understanding of how organisations work, how they can change, and how the innovation and creativity of individuals is central to this process. What you study – Modules cover all aspects of management expertise, including human resource management, accounting, strategy and organisational

behaviour. A dissertation at the end of the course allows you to explore a management subject of your choice. Modules Core modules • Dissertation • Management Research • Management Theory and Practice • Managing Marketing • Managing Operations and Finance • Managing People in Organisations • Strategic Analysis


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and one optional module Modules offered may vary. How you learn – You learn through a variety of methods both in the classroom and also in workshops. The lectures/workshops are designed to enable you to apply the theoretical approaches you have learned into live and practical situations relevant to industry’s needs today. To undertake some of the tasks, you need to undertake independent research within each of the modules taken. This is additional to the taught elements of the course. Outside the classroom you are supported by tutors in your particular subject areas. How you are assessed – Assessment methods vary according to the module studied and include formal examinations, in-course work and presentations. Professional accreditation – Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are guaranteed the offer of Associate Member (ACMI) status or, with three years’ managerial experience, full Member (MCMI) status from the Chartered Management Institute. Career opportunities – Graduates could be employed in a variety of management roles across the public or private sectors.

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The course enables you to develop knowledge and skills, both interpersonal and transferable, appropriate to general management.

(UCCE) Self Analysis and Career Development Level 4, 20 credits Duration – 10 weeks, 1 evening per week (2 hours). Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 342849. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Applicants do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the course satisfactorily. A basic understanding of business may be beneficial. About the course – This certificate develops your capacity to reflect on your own learning and achievement by actively participating in your own learning through small-group activities and the selfassessment of current skills by the use of tools such as emotional intelligence, learning styles questionnaires and CV analysis. Your journey begins by considering learning skills, development of key

personal skills, managing self reflection/analysis and career development, emotional intelligence and employability skills. You create a personal development journal identifying your progress in learning and development together with proposed strategies for future development. What you study – You study report writing and essay writing skills. You also develop skills to help you recognise, manage and document learning, for example self awareness, analysis and reflection including: • skills audit • self analysis • SWOT analysis • job/task analysis • gap analysis • personal development planning. How you learn and are assessed – The certificate is delivered via seminars, workshops and tutorials. Within class you undertake group work, short exercises, class discussions and lectures. The assessment consists of four tasks, which include writing a SWOT analysis on yourself, developing an action plan for your own personal development, writing a reflective account and finally developing a CV.

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Computing Teesside’s impressive reputation in computing is well established. We offer a unique combination of new technologies, industry links and traditional teaching skills. Programmes include IT for business, network systems and modern i-computing technologies.

BSc (Hons) Computing Level 6 Duration – Full degree up to 6 years (offered at Middlesbrough campus only); top-up 2 years. Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 342849. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – For the full degree a typical offer will be 220-280 tariff points from at least two A levels of equivalent. Applicants for the 2 year top-up should normally have an HND or a foundation degree in a related subject or 240 credits (Level 1 and 2). About the course – This course allows you to build your own pathway from a wide range of computing modules. Options include web design, games programming, software development, multimedia, web development, business and systems design, computer science, computer networks, ICT, AI, database, foreign languages and more. You can also undertake the final stages of the BSc (Hons) Computing degree as a top-up over 2 years. This should appeal to you if you have already been successful in studying computing at a higher education level (for example by completing an HND or a foundation degree in computing). What you study – Stage 1 modules – choose one: • Games Technology • History of Games • Live Action and Studio Practice • Web Project and five modules selected from Year 1 of any computing degree programme. Stage 2 modules – choose one: • Enterprise Project • Games Software Development • Professional Development Portfolio and Project Pre-Production and five modules selected from Year 2 of any computing degree programme. Final-stage core modules • Practical Project (double module)

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and four modules selected from Year 3 of any computing degree programme, excluding Practical Project (triple module). Modules offered may vary. How you learn – You will be taught by a combination of lectures and practical sessions in each module. Lectures concentrate on teaching the principles while practical sessions allow you to put these principles into practice. In your final year you also undertake a personal project which integrates much of the work you have studied in previous years. How you are assessed – Assessment will include a range of examinations, in-course assessments and teamwork. All assessments are designed to suit the requirements of the module and will include case studies and technical exercises. Career opportunities – By choosing appropriate modules, career paths as disparate as web designers, programmers, systems analysts, games programmers, multimedia developers and network support could be open.

FdSc Health Informatics Level 5 Duration – 3 years, one full day a week. Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 342849. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Applicants should normally have two A levels or equivalent. In addition, you should be a healthcare professional employed in primary or secondary care, the voluntary sector or by suppliers to the health service. Accreditation of prior learning and experience can form part of the FdSc award. About the course – This course addresses an important need for staff with IT-oriented skills which are relevant to and grounded in the health service. It has been designed in conjunction with key regional healthcare professionals and contains a

mixture of knowledge and skills appertaining to modern computing, healthcare systems and the health service. The overall aims of the programme are to: • provide a work-based education for students normally from a health service background • enable you to explore a body of knowledge related to computing • provide you with a range of practical, professional and transferable skills to progress to the final year of a related honours degree course. What you study – In the first year, you cover contemporary issues in health, investigate current health systems and study web design. In the second year you study programming and in the third you investigate web services, database systems and security as well as undertaking a work-based project during the summer. How you learn – Topics are introduced in lectures and followed up practically in workshops, practical sessions and tutorials. You also undertake work-based learning projects which involves you carrying out activities at your employer's premises. How you are assessed – Most of the assessments are practical course work or work-based learning reports. Career opportunities – This course addresses an important need for staff with modern IT skills which are relevant to and grounded in the health service. This supports your continuing professional development.

FdSc Information Technology (ICT)* Level 5 Duration – 4 years, one full day a week. Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 342639. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Entry for foundation degrees is based on your ability to


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succeed. This can be shown by having a range of Level 3 qualifications (NVQ 3, BTEC, A level) or training through work. Accreditation of prior learning and experience can form part of the FdSc award. About the course – This course provides a work-based education for students normally in employment associated with ICT. You will develop solutions to specific work-based ICT problems and work with appropriate tools and techniques for the design and implementation of information systems and the administration of network systems. On successful completion of this course you may progress to the BSc (Hons) ICT. The overall aims of the course are to: • provide a work-based education for students involved in Information Communication Technology • enable you to explore a body of knowledge related to computing • provide you with a range of practical, professional and transferable skills to progress to the final year of a related honours degree course. What you study – In the first year, you will cover subjects such as systems design, web project and rapid development tools through work-based practical projects. In the second year you will study information systems security, networks and systems administration and systems development methods, as well as undertaking a workbased project during the summer. How you learn – Topics are introduced in lectures and followed up practically in workshops, practical sessions and tutorials. You also undertake work-based learning projects which involves you carrying out activities at your employer's premises. How you are assessed – Most of the assessments are practical course work or work-based learning reports. Career opportunities – This course addresses an important need for staff with modern IT skills. This supports your continuing professional development. *Subject to approval at time of print.

University Certificates Information Technology Level 4 Duration – 10 weeks for each module. Enrolment – September, January and March. Admission enquiries – 01642 342649.

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Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – No formal entry requirements are needed. About the course – Each module is normally taught over ten sessions. A session generally lasts for two and a half hours. Each module earns you ten credits towards a University certificate. What you study – The modules which we offer are listed. We recommend that anyone who does not have IT experience takes the module Introduction to Information Technology as a first stage and follow this with other modules (such as Word Processing and Document Production or Desktop Publishing) before taking other more technical modules. Modules You study: • Creating Websites using HTML • Databases Applications • Desktop Publishing • Dreamweaver Project • Further Visual Programming • Internet and Web Authoring • Introduction to Digital Imaging 1 • Introduction to Digital Imaging 2 • Introduction to Information Technology • Introduction to Spreadsheets • Introduction to Visual Programming • Multimedia 1 • Multimedia 2 • Multimedia 3 • Spreadsheet Applications • Word Processing and Document Production Modules offered may vary. How you learn and are assessed – You are assessed entirely by in-course assessment.

Module: PRINCE2® Project Management Level Foundation/Practitioner Duration – 5 days. Enrolment – February to December. Admission enquiries – 01642 384300. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – It is beneficial for delegates to have an understanding of project management, however prior knowledge of Prince2® is not essential. About the course – We are pleased to offer the Prince2® Foundation and Prince2® Practitioner courses which give you the tools and knowledge to manage projects more successfully, improve

service management and promote your business. What you study – Prince2®(Projects in a Controlled Environment) is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands of projects - and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, project managers, project teams, academics, trainers and consultants. You learn about: • the principles of Prince2® - which reinforce the good practices of successful projects • the themes - which describe aspects of project management that require specific treatment • the processes - which describe the progress through a project lifecycle from start-up through to closure. Prince2® can be applied to any type of project - and can be easily implemented alongside specialist, industry-specific models (engineering models or development lifecycles). It is a widely recognised and understood method providing a common vocabulary for all project participants, thereby promoting effective communication. Prince2® also provides for the explicit recognition of project responsibilities, so that participants understand each other's roles and needs. This is an APM Group (Association for Project Manager Group) Prince2® accredited course, which covers the elements contained in the APM Syllabus for the Prince2® Foundation and Practitioner courses. How you learn – This is an intensive five-day course during which you frequently participate in individual and group exercises to consolidate your learning. Homework is set each evening, which may include a review of that day’s content, together with preparatory reading for the following day and practice examination questions. How you are assessed – There are two examinations leading to Prince2® qualifications – the first, at the end of day three, is a one-hour closed-book multiple choice exam, leading to the Foundation Level qualification. The results of the exam are given the same day. The second exam takes place on the afternoon of day five and is a two-and-ahalf-hour open book (Prince2® Manual only) exam, leading to Prince2® Practitioner status. In addition to the formal Prince2®

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Computing qualifications, successful completion of a piece of coursework will lead to the award of 20 University credits. Career opportunities – The method is a widely recognised standard for project management in the UK and is practised worldwide. *Prince2® is a trademark of the Office of Government Commerce.

University Certificate of Credit (UCCR) (UCCR) Social Media for Enterprise Level 4, 10 credits Duration – 2 days. Enrolment – Throughout the year. Admission enquiries – 01642 384300. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – You should be reasonably comfortable with using the internet, able to browse websites and enter data into forms. You should also be comfortable with basic computer use, pointing and clicking, dragging and dropping, copying and pasting and opening and saving files. Social Media for Enterprise provides you with key skills directly relevant to marketing your business effectively using free Web 2.00 resources and free social media applications. What you study – Have you seen those spoof ads on YouTube that replicate and ‘remix’ well known TV advertising campaigns such as the Cadbury’s drumming gorilla? When they’re done well (and often funnily) they spread like wildfire as people email each other links. This technique is known as ‘viral marketing’ and you can bet many of those spoof YouTube ads were made by the very same agency that shot the TV original. Have you also noticed on large company websites, little icons and links starting to appear to MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Digg and YouTube. These companies are using these tools to promote themselves. Barack Obama even used these tools to help him get elected and he’s still using them now to reach his electorate (take a look at the lower right-hand side of www.barackobama.com). The good news is that these tools are all freely available to all of us, to use in any way we choose!

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The course covers areas such as: • Improve Your Web Writing • Better Business Blogging (Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) • Building a Brand on Twitter • Facebook for Professional Networking • How Would a Small Business Use Ning? • Viral Marketing via YouTube. How you learn and are assessed – You attend for two full days and are assessed entirely by in-course assessment. Career opportunities – The sessions show you how to use free and freely available tools to promote your business and look at simple and time-effective ways to keep your online presence vibrant and current.

(UCCR) Understanding ICT Service Management Level 6, 10 credits Duration – 1 day. Enrolment – March to December 2010. Admission enquiries – 01642 384300. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Experience of working in an IT environment. What you study – Have you ever faced the problem of uncontrolled change to your network systems with costly consequences such as operational downtime and an unexpected increase in customer complaints? Would you like a more business-focused IT department within your organisation, one aligned and responsive to meet the ever-changing needs of the business? Most modern businesses have a high dependency on their ICT and as a result management of the IT infrastructure plays a critical role in the success of the business. Improving the processes surrounding the management of ICT can provide significant benefits including: • improved resource utilisation • improved reliability and availability of ICT resources • reduced costs associated with IT management. This course provides an introduction to ICT service management, best practice and principles within the workplace. It helps you to start resolving IT issues and provides the learner with an opportunity to gain further professional development qualifications.

You develop an understanding of how to take a focused and efficient approach to ICT service management in your organisation and explore the benefits of using a service management approach to managing IT. This course is useful for those who are at the initial stages of considering adopting service management principles or to staff who work within a service management framework but are not directly involved with the design and development of services. The course is based around the ITIL framework, providing an overview of the principles of ICT service management, covering areas such as: • management issues facing ICT • a definition of service management • an outline of the benefits to the organisation and individual • principles and operation of service management. The syllabus includes an overview of the benefits and principles of service management, including service design, change management and operation. How you learn and are assessed – You attend for one full day and are assessed via a summative assessment which takes the form of a work-based project report (approximately 3,000 words). The project is founded upon current practice enabling you to reflect on a live process within your work environment, evaluate the benefit of service management to this process, and propose viable improvements using an ICT service management framework. The assessment should be submitted online between 12 and 24 weeks after the course. Career opportunities – Career opportunities in service management include change management, service desk management, problem and incident management. This course provides the first rung on the ladder to developing skills in these areas.


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Crime Scene, Forensic Science & Consumer Protection A miniscule flake of paint, data from a mobile phone or DNA taken from droplets of blood can trap a murderer. How do you extract vital evidence from a crime scene or digital device? How do you present it as an exhibit in court? How do you use scientific theory to back up your findings? Teesside University is an established centre in the UK for undergraduate and postgraduate education in forensic and crime scene science, criminal justice and law.

University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) (UCCE) Community Protection* Level 4, 20 credits Duration – 14 weeks. Enrolment – October. Admission enquiries – 01642 342481. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Applicants do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the module satisfactorily. What you study – This course introduces you to the basic concepts, practice, issues and roles in a range of community protection issues including: • anti-social behaviour • litter and environmental crime • health and safety • trading standards • housing enforcement.

You learn about the tools available to deal with the realities of situations from dog fouling to dangerous buildings. Although the majority of offences, which local government officers enforce, are not usually serious crimes they must still be investigated in accordance with the Human Rights Act and specific investigatory law provided in PACE, RIPA and CPIA. How you learn and are assessed – You experience a variety of learning and teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and practicals designed to enable you to develop an understanding of the procedures for successful enforcement. You also have the opportunity to undertake hands-on practical aspects yourself within mock crime scenarios so that by the end of the course you have an understanding of the role and some of the skills of evidence collection, recording and evaluation.

Career opportunities – The module gives you an insight into potential career paths within local authorities and other enforcement agencies such as the Environment Agency. It gives you an understanding of the type of study you would undertake if you wished in the future to enrol on the Extended Science course if you have no science background and then proceed on to a degree pathway of your choice from Trading Standards and Consumer Protection, Environmental Health and Crime Scene Science. The module may also be suitable for staff currently employed in a local authority setting such as street wardens and housing enforcement officers or members of the public who are involved in residential patrol schemes or are community volunteers. *Subject to approval at time of print.

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Crime Scene, Forensic Science & Consumer Protection University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development (UCPPD) (UCPPD) Developments in Forensic Science Level 7, 30 credits Duration – 11 weeks (10 x 3-hour evening sessions and a single 6-hour Saturday session). Enrolment – October. Admission enquiries – 01642 342499. Where you study – You spend the majority of your time at Teesside University Darlington campus. There is also a practical investigation session at Teesside University’s specialist crime scene and forensic science laboratories. These facilities include a vehicle examination laboratory with ten cars, two crime scene houses, an evidence recovery laboratory and forensic analytical labs. Entry requirements – You are required to meet standard University entrance requirements, have a degree or equivalent, which may include employment experience. About the course – We aim to equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the practice and issues surrounding modern forensic science. This short course explores current practice and developments in forensic science, from the use of science at the crime scene and in the laboratory to presenting scientific evidence in court. What you study – Some of the topics covered include: • current examination and recovery techniques for a wide variety of samples at crime scenes • current practices in a range of forensic science disciplines, such as forensic anthropology, forensic biology (and DNA profiling), forensic chemistry, digital evidence and specialist techniques • current legislative, regulatory and TV/media initiatives concerning forensic science. How you learn and are assessed – The evening sessions each week contain a series of keynote lectures, delivered by Teesside University and guest lecturers in forensic science practice with supporting seminars to examine the core material.

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An interactive website is used to permit access to course materials, discussion groups and further material related to the module. You also get the opportunity to develop practical skills in a practical investigation session where forensic evidence is examined, compared and evaluated for significance to the criminal investigation. Assessment includes a portfolio of practical notes and a review article. The course concludes with participation in a Developments in Forensic Science mini conference. Career opportunities – There are many careers where an understanding or appreciation of forensic science is particularly useful. These include criminal justice sector employees (from police to courts and prisons), science educators at schools and colleges, trading standards/consumer protection and, of course, forensic/crime scene investigators, intelligence analysts and forensic scientists. For those already working in these professions, this course will give you an insight into current issues in forensic science, keeping you up to date and contributing to your continuing professional development. For those aspiring to gain employment or change career path, the knowledge gained should assist with your applications. This is a masters level course which also provides a taster for further postgraduate studies in this or related subject areas. There are a number of taught postgraduate courses at Teesside University which may be of interest.

University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development (UCAPD) (UCAPD) Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation Level 4, 60 credits Duration – 22 weeks (20 x 3-hour evening sessions and a two 6-hour Saturday sessions). Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 342499. Where you study – You spend the majority of your time at Teesside University Darlington campus, with practical investigation sessions at

Teesside University’s specialist crime scene laboratories. These facilities include a vehicle examination suite with ten cars, two crime scene houses, an evidence recovery laboratory and forensic analytical labs. There are ten weeks’ evening delivery of three hours and one six-hour practical day at the main campus for each 30-credit module. Entry requirements – Applicants do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the course satisfactorily. About the course – A miniscule flake of paint or DNA taken from droplets of blood can trap a murderer. How do you extract vital evidence from a crime scene? How do you present it as an exhibit in court? How do you use scientific theory to back up your findings? This course provides the basis for further study which lets you explore the scientific and analytical techniques to answer these questions. What you study – The programme is composed of two 30-credit modules, Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation and Introduction to Forensic Investigation. You gain an introduction to current practice in forensic and crime scene investigation as applied to the criminal justice system. You develop an understanding of scene recording, searching for and recovering evidence at a crime scene, using science at the crime scene and in the laboratory, and presenting scientific evidence in court. Current practices in a range of forensic disciplines are explored: • crime scene investigation • forensic anthropology • forensic biology and DNA profiling • forensic chemistry • digital evidence • intelligence analysis • specialist techniques. How you learn and are assessed – The weekly evening sessions contain a series of keynote lectures delivered by Teesside University staff and guest lecturers in forensic and crime scene investigation. Supporting seminars examine the core material, and an interactive website provides access to course materials, discussion groups and further material related to the module. You have the opportunity to develop practical skills during investigation


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Our students say… Amy Dakers, a sales adviser, enrolled on a part-time Crime Scene Investigation course.

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I originally took an eightweek course because of my interest in crime scene investigation and forensics. I found the theory interesting. This longer, part-time course has been excellent – I’ve learnt practical skills like fingerprinting and analysing DNA from blood samples. My tutor was so helpful – using his professional experience to set up mock crime scenes made the course really relevant.”

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sessions, where evidence is examined, compared and evaluated for its significance in forensic investigations. The whole programme is assessed via in-course assessment, allowing you to demonstrate your learning and understanding by submitting work in various forms. The range of assessment techniques allows for students with different abilities and assessment preferences to work to their strengths at different times. A Reflection Diary is used to encourage reflective practice and engage you in good practice for professional development. Portfolios of practical and written work are also included to show how forensic practitioners use contemporaneous notes and report writing, and to allow you to demonstrate your ability to undertake practical work and record your actions. An oral presentation is vital in developing your presentation skills, which are so important for a forensic practitioner.

Career opportunities – An understanding or appreciation of forensic and crime scene investigation is particularly useful for a wide range of careers, including: • criminal justice sector employees (from police to courts and prisons) • science educators in schools and colleges • trading standards/consumer protection professionals • forensic investigators • crime scene investigators • intelligence analysts • forensic scientists. This introductory course provides a taste for further higher education studies in this or related subject areas. You may be interested in studying a degree course offered at Teesside University, such as: • Crime Scene Science • Forensic Science • Forensic Biology • Forensic Psychology • Trading Standards and Consumer Protection.

Level 4, 30 credits Duration – 11 weeks (10 x 3-hour evening sessions and a single 6-hour Saturday session). Enrolment – October. Admission enquiries – 01642 342499. Where you study – You spend the majority of time at Teesside University Darlington campus. There is also a site visit and practical at Teesside University’s specialist crime scene laboratories. These consist of a vehicle examination suite with ten cars, two scene houses with sitting rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms as well as an outside scene area. Entry requirements – Applicants do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the module satisfactorily. We aim to equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the practice and issues surrounding modern crime scene investigation. What you study – This course introduces you to the basic concepts, practice, issues and roles in UK crime scene investigation (CSI). You gain an

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Crime Scene, Forensic Science & Consumer Protection of study you would undertake if you enrol on the Extended Science course and have no science background and then proceed on to a degree pathway of your choice from Crime Scene Science, Applied Science and Forensic Investigation, Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry.

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understanding of what actions the CSIs perform and the input of other investigative personnel processing a crime scene. You also have the opportunity to undertake hands-on practical aspects yourself within mock crime scenes. By the end of the course you have an understanding of the role, and some of the skills in scene examination and recording, evidence collection and evaluation. How you learn and are assessed – You experience a variety of learning and teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and practicals. You receive theoretical knowledge and are then able to apply that in a practical mock crime scene context. You complete crime scene report forms, take photographs and collect trace evidence such as blood, hairs, glass and fingerprints. Within the tutorials you are able to reflect on what you have learnt and your actions in the practical sessions and discuss the impact of differing actions and evidence on an investigation. The range of assessments which you are required to undertake includes a portfolio with your scene notes and photographs, an essay and a personal reflection. All should be completed and submitted electronically. Career opportunities – The module gives you an insight into potential career paths within the police as civilian support staff such as CSIs, crime research officer, call handler, forensic submissions officer or police officers, as well as the specialist roles associated with forensic analysis. It gives you an understanding of the type

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Level 4, 30 credits Duration – 11 weeks (10 x 3-hour evening sessions and a single 6-hour Saturday session). Enrolment – October. Admission enquiries – 01642 342499. Where you study – You spend the majority of your time at Teesside University Darlington campus. There is also a practical investigation session at Teesside University’s specialist crime scene and forensic science laboratories. These facilities include a vehicle examination laboratory with ten cars, two crime scene houses, an evidence recovery laboratory and forensic analytical labs. Entry requirements – You do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the module satisfactorily. What you study – We aim to equip you with a basic knowledge of the practice and issues surrounding modern forensic investigation, including the use of science at the crime scene and in the laboratory, and presenting evidence in court. You explore current practices in a range of forensic science disciplines, such as: • crime scene investigation • forensic anthropology • forensic biology (and DNA profiling) • forensic chemistry • digital evidence • intelligence analysis • specialist techniques. How you learn and are assessed – The evening sessions each week contain a series of keynote lectures, delivered by Teesside University and guest lecturers in forensic investigation with supporting seminars to examine the core material. An interactive website is used to permit

access to course materials, discussion groups and further material related to the module. You also get the opportunity to develop basic practical skills in a practical investigation session where forensic evidence is examined, compared and evaluated for significance to the criminal investigation. Assessment includes a portfolio of practical notes and a written case investigation report. Career opportunities – There are many careers where an understanding or appreciation of forensic investigation is particularly useful. These include criminal justice sector employees (from police to courts and prisons), science educators at schools and colleges, trading standards/ consumer protection and, of course, forensic/crime scene investigators, intelligence analysts and forensic scientists. For those aspiring to gain employment or change career path, the knowledge gained here should assist with your applications. This is an introductory course which also provides a taster for further higher education studies in this or related subject areas. You may be interested in one of the degree pathways offered at Teesside University, including Crime Scene Science, Trading Standards and Consumer Protection, Forensic Science, Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry.

University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) (UCCE) Internet Protection and Security* Level 4, 20 credits Duration – 14 weeks. Enrolment – October. Admission enquiries – 01642 342481. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – You do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the module satisfactorily. What you study – This course introduces you to the basic concepts, practice, issues and techniques involved in internet security. You gain an understanding of the following key aspects of internet protection and


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security: • internet: addressing, domain names, DNS • penetration testing • intrusion detection • incidence response • legal/audit compliance • ID theft • financial fraud • copyright violation. How you learn and are assessed – Practical sessions give you, working in groups and individually, experience of exploring internet security, recording, investigating, analysing, interpreting and evaluating evidence of internet crime. Assessment takes the form of a portfolio of short reports addressing key themes of the module. Career opportunities – The module gives you an insight into potential career paths within digital and internet security. Security will probably always be high on the IT agenda simply because cyber criminals know that a successful attack can be very profitable. The course also gives you an understanding of the type of study you would undertake if you wish to enrol on the Extended Science course if you have no science background and then proceed on to a degree pathway of

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your choice including BSc (Hons) Computer and Digital Forensics. *Subject to approval at time of print. Please see www.tees.ac.uk/darlington for the latest information.

University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) (UCCE) Nutrition and Health* Level 4, 20 credits Duration – 14 weeks. Enrolment – October. Admission enquiries – 01642 342481. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – You do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the module satisfactorily. What you study – The course focuses on the relationship between diet and health. It introduces you to the complex interaction between food and health. It introduces key aspects of food science and nutrition before exploring the basic concepts, practice, issues, strategies and methodologies used to protect and improve health. Topics include: • diet and nutrition • food science and components • public health and health promotion

• analysis of topical influencing factors upon the health of individuals and communities • social marketing and community engagement. How you learn and are assessed – You experience a variety of learning and teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and practicals designed to enable you to develop an understanding of nutrition and health. Career opportunities – The module gives you an insight into a wide range of potential career paths within nutrition and public health including public health nutritionist, dietitian and community health project managers. There are still many aspects of nutritional science which we are only just beginning to understand but the ongoing research in this field means that our knowledge is rapidly developing and that a career in nutrition is guaranteed to be full of exciting challenges and opportunities. It gives you an understanding of the type of study you would undertake if you enrol on the Extended Science course and have no science background and then proceed on to a degree pathway including BSc (Hons) Food Nutrition and Health Science. *Subject to approval at time of print. Please see www.tees.ac.uk/darlington for the latest information.

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Education, Sociology & Youth Studies We are proud to have developed an excellent reputation for pre-service and in-service education and personal development. In sociology, the focus is on the most pressing social issues facing individuals and policy makers today. The development of our youth studies courses reflects a growing national recognition that Teesside University is a centre of excellence in youth research. University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) (UCPD) Community Development Level 4, 30 credits Duration – 4 days, block delivery. Enrolment – September, November and March. Admission enquiries – 01642 342308. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – People with a variety of educational experiences and backgrounds are welcome. It would be an advantage, but not essential, that you are working (full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid) in a suitable community setting. About the course – This certificate aims to give you a practical insight into community development by explaining the concept of community development within a government policy context and providing the opportunity to develop the range of skills necessary to develop and sustain a community-based project. A blend of theory and practice gives you a working knowledge of community development issues and enables you to engage actively in the community development process. Where you study – The UCPD is divided into two distinct parts. Part 1 sets the scene for community development and introduces and explores theoretical/policy approaches to regeneration and development. Part 2 has a more practical focus and concentrates upon developing specific skills to enable you to engage with the community development process. How you learn and are assessed – Learning takes place in the lectures and seminars. The lectures focus upon subject content whereas the seminars provide you with the opportunity to discuss the lecture topics in depth with tutors and enable you to relate to your own personal experiences of community development. You are assessed through a portfolio of

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work which consists of eight short pieces of work, five of which are compulsory (marked with an asterisk below). You choose the remainder from below. Submission of the pieces is staggered throughout the module so that feedback can be given. • Poster presentation of a current government policy in the context of community development* • Either a problem tree related to your project* or a SWOC analysis for your project* • Either a risk analysis of your project* or a stakeholder analysis of your project* • Exercise on project monitoring, review and evaluation* • A short written reflective piece based on your experience of being involved in your project* • Explanatory piece on your own ward using the Index of Multiple Deprivation or other data sources • Exercise on compiling a funding application bid • An action plan for your project • Designing a community information leaflet about your project. Career opportunities – There is a range of career opportunities available, for instance in community development work, youth work, local government, or working for a charity or voluntary organisation.

Module Introducing Youth Support Level 4, 10 credits Duration – 4 days, Tuesdays, 6.00pm-9.00pm. Enrolment – June. Admission enquiries – 01642 342308. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – This course is aimed at those with limited or no knowledge of this area. Practitioners volunteering or working with young people may find this course of interest. What you study – Supporting young people as they grow up is important to

many people. Young people need to know who they can trust. Parents want to know who else is concerned about their child. Schools want to see their young people succeed. Neighbours prefer pride in young people to anger and fear. You learn about: • young people growing and changing • listening to young people • working with young people • learning to support young people. How you learn and are assessed – Teesside University staff who research and teach about the lives of young people and youth work explain the background knowledge. You take part in discussions with others about your own experience. You also try out and comment on skills used with young people. You are expected to read. Assessment is by writing an essay of 1,000 words. Career opportunities – A wide range of people work in integrated youth support services: • youth workers paid and unpaid • Connexions personal advisers • school and college-based learning mentors • educational welfare officers and attendance workers • youth justice, police and community support officers • various youth support workers and a wide range of other job roles in relation to substance misuse work and drugs rehabilitation, housing, health (including mental health) and emotional well-being • leaving care workers • outdoor sports leaders • fire and rescue service officers. If you liked this course, Teesside University offers a range of learning programmes in this area: • FdA Working With Young People and Young People’s Services • BSc (Hons) Youth Studies and Youth Work • BSc (Hons) Community and Youth Studies • MSc Professional Qualification in Youth Work (National Youth Agency Validated).


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Engineering We find engineering in all aspects of our lives, from computers to bridge building, machinery to energy production and food manufacture. We live in a rapidly changing world and, as technology develops, engineers need the knowledge and skills to adapt.

University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) (UCPD) Introduction to the Design Lifecycle* Level 4, 30 credits Duration – 24 weeks. Enrolment – October. Admission enquiries – 01642 342481. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Applicants do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the course satisfactorily. A basic design and engineering understanding may be beneficial. What you study – This course introduces you to the basic concepts, practice and issues involved in threedimensional engineering product design. You consider the form, shape and design function of items for manufacture and the technologies involved in producing design for manufacturing production. You gather an understanding of materials and consider their usage and limits in production methods. To achieve the award of UCPD, you must successfully complete 30 credits. This may be achieved through the study of two distinct modules. How you learn and are assessed – You study for 24 three-hour sessions. You experience a variety of learning and teaching methods including tutorials and practical sessions. You receive theoretical knowledge and apply this in a practical design and modelling context. Within these practical computing sessions, you test the design suitability of purpose through analysis and simulation exercises. During the programme you are introduced to current optical 3D laser scanning technologies and techniques, and experience point cloud data handling.

The role of laser scanning in applications of reverse engineering for design is discussed. Within the tutorials you are able to reflect on what you have learnt. The range of assessments you are required to undertake includes a portfolio of design modelling and analysis, an essay and a personal reflection; all should be completed and submitted electronically. Career opportunities – The course presents you with an insight into potential career paths within product design and product design manufacturing industries. You gain an understanding of the level of study you would undertake should you wish to proceed to a degree pathway of your choice from the various product design/engineering design degree courses offered at Teesside University. *Subject to approval at time of print. Please see www.tees.ac.uk/darlington for the latest information.

(UCAPD) University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development (UCAPD) Structural Assessment for Emergency Services Personnel Level 4, 60 credits Duration – 3, one-week modules. Enrolment – October. Admission enquiries – 01642 342481. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – You do not necessarily need formal qualifications but are expected to be able to complete the module satisfactorily. What you study – The programme aims to contribute to your overall education and development so that you have a basic appreciation of the structural assessment of buildings. You: • understand the various building techniques used in domestic and

commercial construction • develop the skills necessary for simple analysis of forces on structures • have an appreciation of the materials used in construction and how they behave under duress • have knowledge of specialist construction techniques. You gain lifelong learning skills and a progression route to further study. How you learn and are assessed – You are required to complete three 20-credit modules: • Construction Methods • Analysis of Structures • Specialist Construction and Materials The focus of the selected modules is complementary to the needs of the emergency services personnel. The modules are designed to give you a fundamental understanding of failures and how structures support load. This course would allow emergency services personnel to develop the skills to carry out their own assessments with potential for saving time. The modules have been designed in consultation with emergency services personnel and staff at the University. You will be assessed by coursework and examination. Career opportunities – The course has been jointly prepared with staff with input from other specialists. Initially they approached Teesside University with the idea of developing this course and making it available to all UK services. The programme: • allows you to study around work commitments • is unique and provides a method to develop skills for emergency services personnel which doesn’t exist elsewhere • provides a route into higher education • provides a route to career enhancement for existing emergency services personnel.

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English Do you enjoy reading and writing? Do you take pleasure in thinking for yourself and exploring new ways of interpreting the world around you? If you do, you are certain to enjoy studying English. At Teesside, our English courses explore this traditional and respected academic subject in exciting, new and creative ways by addressing modern styles of writing and other cultural forms such as film and television. MA Creative Writing Level 7 Duration – minimum 2 years. Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 384019. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – You should have a good first degree in English or a related discipline, or have other writing experience or equivalent qualifications. About the course – You approach creative writing from a variety of perspectives – including fiction, poetry, screenwriting and drama – to explore how writers operate and how you can become an independent writer. You can accumulate credit towards your chosen award at your own pace. You can study towards a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or, on completion of a full writing project, a masters degree. There is also the opportunity to learn how to teach creative writing in schools or in the community. What you study – One core module lays the foundation for skills and techniques in creative writing, while another addresses writing for career development. Option modules make use of imaginative writing, creative visualisation and commentary elements to cover such topics as writing novels and short stories, working with poetry and lyrics, producing copy for drama and performance, scriptwriting for film and screen, and teaching creative writing. Some modules involve traditional seminars and workshops, but many incorporate a negotiated learning element. Modules Core modules • Creative Writing MA Project • Creative Writing Skills and Techniques • Writing for Personal Development and three optional modules from a range including:

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Our students say… Peter King is studying part-time for his MA Creative Writing. He is headteacher at Corporation Road Primary School in Darlington.

• Active Screenwriting • Forming Fictions • Poetry for Publishing and Performance • Writing for Professional Development • Writing into Dramatic Space Modules offered may vary. How you learn – You typically write in a workshop-based environment, with access to the Writer’s Lounge and the resources housed within the Creative Writing Centre. Learning is largely portfolio-driven, with twice-weekly timetabled groups and tutorials to support the learning process. As an enterprising, self-motivated student you work both independently and collaboratively with your peers using the extensive resources and facilities available to you. You are encouraged to reflect upon your own learning in the context of career development and the opportunities open to you. How you are assessed – Your achievement is assessed mainly through project and portfolio work, including evidence of the research and development process as well as the production and presentation of draft work and peer assessment. Other assessment methods include written reports, presentations, oral performances and reflective commentaries. Career opportunities – Typically graduates go on to roles in freelance writing, teaching, publishing, arts and humanities, media, performance and/or the creative industries.

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I wanted to study for a masters that really interested me and that was relevant to my career. I have been writing for pleasure for a number of years – I wanted to develop my skills further while getting a recognised qualification. I am enjoying the level of expert input from the tutors, and I am already developing my own writing skills. I also enjoy the interaction with other students – we share ideas both informally and formally. I have enjoyed working at the new Darlington campus. The library is an oasis of calm – ideal for creative writing. Being able to study on a local, accessible site, with good facilities, is very advantageous.”


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Law A qualification in law can bring with it prestige, good career prospects and the possibility of an attractive salary, but more than this, you learn key skills which you can use in any career – critical appraisal, logical argumentation, research skills and fluent communication.

University Certificate in Continuing Education (UCCE) (UCCE) Introduction to Contemporary Policing and Investigation Level 4, 20 credits Duration – 12 weeks. Enrolment – February. Admission enquiries – 01642 342308. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – There are no formal entry requirements. About the course – The course provides knowledge and understanding of the requirements of modern policing and investigation. On completion, you will recognise the changing nature of policing and have developed your knowledge of the numerous career opportunities within the wider policing family. How you study – Core modules • Crime Scene and Forensic Investigations • Criminal Investigations • Neighbourhood Policing • Structure of Contemporary Law Enforcement Modules offered may vary. How you learn and are assessed – You are taught through a range of lectures, seminars and workshops. Assessment is by a series of knowledge and practical examinations. Career opportunities – You will have the opportunity to progress to other University awards or have a career in a range of law enforcement organisations.

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Psychology & Criminology Understanding psychology gives you a deeper understanding of behaviour, and how it is influenced. Psychology’s applications are found everywhere, from half-time team talks in competitive talks to the lighting, music and layout of supermarkets. Criminologists study crime as an individual and social phenomenon, exploring crime control and criminal justice. You examine why people commit crime, how crime is defined, and how society and the media respond. Helping Service Users

Introduction to Criminology

Duration – Half-day workshop, 17 June 2010. Dealing with possible difficult patientrelated situations This is a half-day workshop to help people who do not have a psychological or healthcare background. You will find this workshop useful if you are involved in the ‘front line’ of contact with service users, for example medical secretaries. We include discussion of possible difficult patient-related situations, what can make a situation difficult and why. This is combined with teaching about coping strategies, explanations of possible situations and understandings to help improve service and reduce stress for those working with service users. How to apply To apply contact our admissions team: T: 01642 342308 E: sssl-ug@tees.ac.uk Download an application form Cost – £35 for the day session.

Duration – 26 February 2010 and 1 November 2010: 10.30am-4.00pm Exploring crime This course gives you the opportunity to explore the extent of crime, definitions of crime and the causes of crime. Crime and disorder are topics that are guaranteed to lead to lively debates: • What crimes are the most common? • Who is responsible for the increase in criminal behaviour? • How should we deal with those who break the law? • Do the courts deliver justice? These questions and more are the basis for discussions during this one-day session. You have the opportunity to debate the response to crime and the way in which the criminal justice system deals with the problem of crime and deviance. This is supported by introducing you to some of the research and literature that is focused on these problems to encourage you to think about criminality in a more open minded way. The session includes some short input to set the scene but is largely interactive with work on case studies, discussion groups and the presentation of relevant research. The day is aimed at those with limited or no knowledge of this area. Practitioners working in related fields such as probation, youth work or social work may find this introductory day of interest. How to apply To apply contact our admissions team: T: 01642 342308 E: sssl-ug@tees.ac.uk Download an application form Cost – £35 for the day session.

How to Listen Duration – One-day workshop, 15 June 2010. Counselling and psychological skills for the health professions This is a one-day workshop which introduces you to some useful counselling and psychological skills. It will benefit nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and others in the helping professions. We cover listening skills, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, self soothing and techniques for helping with psychological well-being. We also include some advice on how to spot more serious symptoms and when and where to refer on. How to apply To apply contact our admissions team: T: 01642 342308 E: sssl-ug@tees.ac.uk Download an application form Cost – £35 for the day session.

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Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Studies Duration – One-day workshop, November. The A to Z of drugs Acid, blow, coffee, downers, ecstasy, fags, gin, heroin, ibuprofen, joint, ketamine, lithium, methadone, naltroxon, opium,

paracetamol, quat, resin, subutex, tea, uppers, vodka, whisky, XTC, yaba, zantac. The A to Z of drugs is riddled with questions and contradictions. So many dichotomies – legal or illegal, good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable, pleasure or pain, cause or cure, punish or help? This introduction to the academic study of drugs and alcohol examines some of these questions in this fascinating area. The day starts with a critical introduction into the nature and patterns of drug use in the UK. Why do people use drugs? How do we define patterns of drug use? What is the size of the drug-using population? Following this, we explore some of the key questions relating to how we think about drug use, framed around the drug legalisation debate: • Should drugs be illegal? If so, which ones? • Should we punish those with drug problems or support them through health interventions? • Should we have age restrictions on drug sales? Finally, the day provides a brief introduction to drugs education. This again mirrors many of the key questions in the academic study of this area. Discussions of drugs education highlight the moral debates which underline much discussion of drug and alcohol consumption. The day is aimed at those with limited or no knowledge of this area. Practitioners working in related fields such as probation or social work may find this introductory day of interest. How to apply To apply contact our admissions team: T: 01642 342308 E: sssl-ug@tees.ac.uk Download an application form Cost – £35 for the day session.


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Science, Sustainability & the Environment New discoveries ensure that this is a rapidly evolving subject area, which prompts the need for qualified professionals. Our courses provide a high level of academic education combined with the development of a wide range of practical skills.

University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) (UCPD) Performance Nutrition for Athletes Level 6, 30 credits Duration – 16 weeks. Enrolment – September. Admission enquiries – 01642 342308. Where you study – Teesside University Darlington campus, The Fairway. Entry requirements – Appropriate prior educational experience is required in order that the Level 6 standard of study can be undertaken. In addition, professional experience in the area of sport and/or nutrition may be useful. The course is aimed at those with experience in the sports industry or athletes or coaches seeking to gain knowledge about nutrition. What you study – You investigate critically the physiological and nutritional requirements of athletes. The associated current evidence base inherent to performance nutrition is employed to develop knowledge and transferable skills in nutritional assessment and the compilation of sport-specific nutrition strategies which aim to optimise performance. Theoretical concepts are

extended, refined and critically evaluated. Skills in information retrieval, data collection and practical, educational resource development are key to the assessment of the course in the form of a portfolio. The content of the portfolio encompasses work undertaken with a chosen sports client. This person may be exercising at any level (elite or amateur) and selected from, for example, a local gym, sports club or be a relative or friend involved in activity. The course aims to develop an in-depth knowledge surrounding the physiological and nutritional demands of sports. You acquire the skills inherent to holistic nutritional assessment of athletes, development of sport specific and individualised nutrition intervention strategies and are able to apply this knowledge critically to a variety of practical scenarios. Furthermore, you fully comprehend the ethical conduct requisite to best practice in the field, understand behavioural aspects associated with food selection and critically analyse and evaluate the evidence base inherent to the current nutritional recommendations for athletes. How you learn and are assessed – A variety of teaching modes is used throughout including a combination of keynote lectures, workshops, seminars,

directed study sessions and activities which are associated with the modular assessment. Tutor-directed learning focuses upon information delivery whilst student-directed learning engages you in the research of these concepts, their integration into evidence-based nutrition strategies and portfolio compilation. Activities associated with the portfolio are designed to develop the skills and knowledge pertinent to the investigation of nutritional status of an athlete. The end assessment is a 4,000-word portfolio which you submit at the end of week 12. There is formative assessment throughout. All learning outcomes are assessed and must be achieved in order to pass. Assessment is therefore based upon a typed portfolio of work associated with the nutritional assessment of an athlete/sports person. Career opportunities – The UCPD extends the skill portfolio and provides a qualification for anyone who is looking to gain nutritional knowledge when working with athletes or individuals participating in exercise at all levels. This can enhance the profile of coaches and personal trainers looking to offer an extended range of support to their clients. In a competitive market, this will support any career opportunities available.

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