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Full-time

prospectus 2009-10


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A welcome from the Principal, Graham Morley

Welcome to the new prospectus for Cannock Chase Technical College detailing our full-time courses for September 2009. Should you choose to join our college at this exciting time, you will be among the very first students who graduate from the brand new South Staffordshire College. Whilst campuses will be maintained at Cannock into the future, the college is joining forces with Tamworth and Lichfield College and Rodbaston College to create more opportunities for the people and businesses of Cannock. As South Staffordshire College, we will be able to offer you a massive choice of courses to progress your education. This will be backed up by increased support services, more social activities and events and a network of great facilities across the whole of South Staffordshire.

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South Staffordshire College will boast over 20,000 students and more than 1000 staff. However, we will retain what has always been Cannock College’s biggest strength, our friendliness and warm, supportive atmosphere. Our students will always be treated as individuals and not as statistics.

Whilst the college has made every effort to ensure that the course details are correct we reserve the right to make changes to courses. We therefore strongly suggest that you contact Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 for further details.

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Content By joining us now, you will be sharing in the most exciting times the college has seen since it began over a hundred years ago. You will have all the kudos of graduating from a college with a very prestigious reputation for excellence, whilst also having the benefits of being in a small and friendly campus where you are able to thrive. As a graduate from South Staffordshire College you will give yourself the competitive edge in today’s job market. Our courses are designed to help you to progress as far as you wish in education and our strong partnership with Staffordshire University will also enable you to access higher education. Inside this prospectus you will find everything you need to know about your time at college; information on our facilities and extra curricular activities; and information about your courses and how to progress onto further courses. You will also find information on our three other South Staffordshire campuses at Rodbaston and Tamworth & Lichfield. There is a lot of information in this prospectus, so I do hope you will find time to read it. Should you require any further details please do contact Learner Support Services and they will be happy to help. Alternately, please visit our website at www.cannock.ac.uk

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I wish you the very best of success with your studies and for your future career.

Why Choose Cannock Chase Technical College?

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Welcome School Leavers

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Welcome Adults

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About Tamworth & Lichfield College

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About Rodbaston College

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Levels Explained

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Quick reference table

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Apprenticeships

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Foundation Degrees

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How do I start?

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Access

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Art & Design

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Beauty Therapy

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Business

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Catering & Hospitality

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Childcare

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Construction

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Electrical Installation

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Hairdressing

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Health & Social Care

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IT/Computers

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Leisure & Sport Science

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Motor Vehicle

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Music Technology

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Public Services

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Skills for Life & Work

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Supported Learning

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Dates for your diary

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Application form

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Your notes

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How to find us

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Graham Morley Principal & Chief Executive

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Why Choose Cannock Chase Technical College? During the last academic year Cannock Chase Technical College leavers achieved the best success rates for their qualifications in the College’s history, making studying at Cannock an excellent choice if you want to succeed in reaching your aims and fulfilling your potential. As the College starts its transition to becoming South Staffordshire College, it promises to be the most exciting development the College has ever seen, and it’s seen a few. Originally a mining College, CCTC has constantly moved with the times keeping up with market demand. The College’s motto back in 1966 was ‘Times change and we change with them” and this is equally true today.

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Because South Staffordshire College is retaining the Cannock campuses you will have all the benefits of being part of a small and friendly college, whilst also reaping the rewards of the collaboration with Tamworth & Lichfield and Rodbaston colleges. If you choose to join us you will have access to a vast range of facilities and activities across the whole of South Staffordshire.

and national awards and even gone on to compete internationally. We can now back this up support up with equally exceptional opportunities. You will see from this prospectus that there is a great deal of emphasis on progression through the various levels of qualifications. This is because we aim to help you reach your full potential, getting the very best qualifications you can. We are in a position to offer more courses for progression as South Staffordshire College and thanks to our partnership with Staffordshire University, we can also help you to access vocational higher education courses. If you are looking to maximise your potential, then this is the college for you.

We, at Cannock Chase Technical College, have always prided ourselves on providing exceptional student support. Many of our students have won regional

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CANNOCK CHASE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Welcome to all If you think college might be for you but are still unsure, or even if you just want to find out more about the options available to you, why not give us a call today and arrange for an informal information advice and guidance interview? Or call in to visit us on one of our open days.

OPEN DAY DATES

Thursday

27th November 2008

4pm - 8pm

Monday

9th February 2009

4pm - 8pm

Thursday

19th March 2009

4pm - 8pm

Thursday

11th May 2009

4pm - 8pm

School Leavers

Adults

What to do when you leave school is a pretty big decision and it will have an impact on the rest of your life. We aim to help you make the right decision by offering impartial advice and guidance from our Learner Support Services team.

As an adult returning to education you may feel a bit uneasy about taking those first steps. Our team of Learner Support Advisers is here to help address any concerns you may have about coming to college with an impartial advice and guidance interview.

If you do decide that college is for you, you will find it very different to the school environment. At college you will be treated as an adult in a friendly and supportive environment. You will have more freedom and independence than previously, you will also make many new friends.

A large number of our full time students are mature so you will fit in straight away. The friendly support of Learner Support Advisers and tutors will also soon make you feel at home. Our aim is give you the support you need to gain the job-related skills and self-confidence required for a successful career.

Your student years should be the best years of your life, and we aim to ensure you can have fun while you study.

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Study Centres Learner Support Services At our main site, The Green, you will find Learner Support Services near reception. Learner Support Services can provide you with information, advice and guidance on anything that may be affecting your experience at the college. Within the Learner Support Team we have a Student Support Officer who can give you information on the financial help available from the college. Our Student Liaison Officer offers a fully confidential service to allow you to gain support with family or health issues and to discuss any problems at all.

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All of our Learner Support Advisers are trained in giving information, advice and guidance to Matrix standards. We also work very closely with Connexions who will give you free and impartial advice on careers, or personal issues or information on Higher Education.

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There is a Study Centre at both The Green and The Progress Centre sites providing access to a wide range of learning materials designed to assist you in your studies. These drop-in centres offer you the use of books, magazines, newspapers and computers giving access to the internet, electronic resources and an assortment of the latest software packages. The centres also offer a range of services including study areas, photocopying facilities and colour printing, stationery and textbook sales. Each of the Study Centres contains an extensive careers library with information in arrange of formats about jobs, career choices, how to write a CV, interview skills and how to get into Higher Education. The Study Centres are there to help students to get quick and easy access to a vast range of information. If you don’t have a computer or internet access at home, you can drop-in to the centres and make use of the extensive resources they provide. Each Study Centre has a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff available to support and advice you with your studies.

Opening Times The Green Monday to Thursday Friday

9am - 7.30pm 9am - 4pm

The Progress Centre Monday to Thursday Friday

9am - 7.00pm 9am - 5pm


Canteens

Learning Support

The canteens at both sites provide a casual environment for students to purchase competitively priced refreshments throughout the day.

Cannock Chase Technical College is committed to providing a range of learning support which will give you realistic and equal opportunities to access further education.

They serve breakfast and lunch daily as well as snacks and drinks. Both refectories are committed to providing healthy and affordable food in a pleasant environment in which to socialise.

Opening Times The Green Monday to Thursday Friday

8.30am - 3.30pm 8.30am - 1.30pm

The Progress Centre Monday to Thursday Friday

8.30am - 3.30pm 8.30am - 1.30pm

Staff provide a range of support and facilities to enable you to complete your studies successfully. We can offer you individual learning programmes and help on a one-to-one basis. If you require extra support with reading, writing, maths, mobility or even motivational help, we will do our very best to help you. We fully support applications from everyone regardless of age, colour, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or marital status.

Xtras The college enrichment programme, Xtras, is designed to complement the academic side of college life. Enrichment activities are optional and take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Xtras will provide you with the opportunity to develop new interests, become more skilled in an area and to have fun whilst making new friends. Activities are many and varied. They include: snowboarding, paintballing, horse trekking and much more.

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Student Council Student Association If you are interested in the social aspects of college life – you can join the Student Association and become directly involved in arranging social activities as well as being a voice for the students in any issues arising.

The Student Council is made up of elected representatives, Learner Reps, from each course at each level. The main responsibility of the council is to represent all students’ views in regular meetings with both the Student Association and the staff. As a member of the Student Council you will:

As a member of the Student Association you will:

Help the college to understand how to further improve the learner experience

Help to organise trips and fund raising events.

Meet regularly to discuss course issues

Act as a source of information and advice for other students

Be asked for regular feedback on college life

Meet regularly to discuss a range of issues Have a direct link to college senior management to put across students’ views.

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Tutorial Support As a full time student you will be allocated a Course Tutor who will be responsible for making sure you achieve your full potential and progress to education or employment. Your tutor’s role is to ensure you benefit from your programme of study and achieve your goals. Course Tutors can also arrange access to a wide range of other specialist advice should you require it.

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New 14-19 Diplomas Connexions Connexions is for you if you are 13 - 19, living in England and wanting advice on getting to where you want to be in life. It also provides support up to the age of 25 for young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities (or both). Connexions is a modern public service and young people are actively involved in its design and delivery. The college works in partnership with Connexions through Learner Support Services, making sure that all students get chance to meet the Personal Advisor responsible for the college. The Personal Advisor can give you information, advice and practical help with all sort of things that might be affecting you at school, college, work or in your personal or family life. Connexions can also refer you to specialist support if it is needed. The Connexions office is right next to the main college site at The Green. We also have a weekly timetabled Connexions Service on both college sites.

STAFFORDSHIRE

The Diploma is a new qualification that combines theoretical study with practical experience and is part of the 14-19 Reform Programme being rolled out nationally over the next five years. Designed to equip young people for the fast changing world they are growing up in, the Diplomas offer exciting choices and opportunities to equip young people properly for adult life and help them enjoy a brighter future. You can study a Diploma at school or college and they are available at three levels; Foundation, Higher & Advanced. Diplomas will cover 17 subjects, or lines of learning, and will be available in areas across the country by 2011. All Diplomas will require students to achieve a minimum standard in English, Maths and ICT, complete a project and do a minimum of 10 days’ work experience. The Diploma will provide students with an integrated programme of study made up of different courses and awards. Foundation and Higher Diploma students can go on to study for the next level of Diploma, take a different type of qualification such as a GCSE, A level or Apprenticeship, or go on to a job with training. Diploma students will acquire the skills and knowledge, which are essential for success in employment and higher education, both related to the discipline and those which are common, like teamwork, self-management and critical thinking skills. CCTC is currently offering 14-19 Diplomas in Hair & Beauty and IT.

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Gordon’s Restaurant Gordon’s is a new state-of-the-art training restaurant for Catering students, which is also a very popular venue for diners, staff, students and members of the public. With theme nights and private bookings, Gordon’s is a popular venue to enjoy culinary delights from around the world at very reasonable prices. The kitchen is equipped with the latest technology and we even have live video links with the kitchen so that diners may see food being prepared. Because of the popularity of this facility appointments do need to be booked in advance.

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Every Child and Person Matters At Cannock College we recognise that every learner matters, therefore throughout your time with us you will cover topics such as Being Healthy, Staying Safe, Enjoying and Achieving, Making a Positive Contribution and Economic Well-Being. These are delivered in a number of ways, from crash courses in driving to cooking competitions!

Education Maintenance Allowance EMA is a weekly payment of £10, £20 or £30 a week for those who meet the entitlement criteria.

three years depending on how long they need to finish their studies.

The money is intended to help with the day-to-day costs when you stay on at school or college - such as travel, books and equipment for your course.

And you could also get a bonus of £100 in January and July. Bonuses depend on the progress you make with your course. That’s potentially £400 extra money over the two years.

It is paid directly into your bank account (not your parents’) if you stay on in education at school or college after your GCSEs, and is available during term time for any academic or vocational course (up to level 3) which involves at least 12 hours of guided learning per week. If you’re entitled, you’ll receive your EMA payment every week of your course as long as you turn up to your classes and show commitment to your course. Most young people will be able to get EMA for two to

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So, not only could you get more cash in your pocket right now, but you’re also going to earn yourself a brighter future with better job prospects when you’ve finished your studies. Contact Learner Support Services for further information and an application pack

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Learner Support Fund The Learner Support Fund aims to help students whose access to education might otherwise be inhibited through financial constraints. The fund is used to assist as many students as possible in alleviating hardship and the college encourages applications from all those eligible. The funds are used mainly to provide assistance with costs of travel, childcare and essential kits and uniforms. Applications to this fund are assessed on an individual basis. For an application pack or further information you will need to contact Learner Support Services.

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The grant is aimed at helping adults studying full time with the costs of learning. It pays up to £30 a week (subject to financial assessment) to learners who are over the age of 19 are studying for a first full level 2 or level 3 qualification (see page 14 for levels explained). In terms of eligibility, learners who receive benefits such as Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit and Tax Credits can receive ALG as can those in receipt of Child Benefit. For more information please contact: Learner Support Services.

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Working with Staffordshire University Staffordshire University Regional Federation (SURF) has been in operation since 2000. Students can study for several Foundation Degees at Cannock Chase Technical College and the courses are all validated by Staffordshire University. You can apply for a Foundation Degree even if you don’t have traditional qualifications, as long as you have the desire and ability to succeed you will be considered. The Foundation Degree also opens up the opportunity for you to gain professional recognition and other higher level qualifications. Achieve a Foundation Degree and you will be well on your way to a suitable honours degree.

Fees As a full time student aged 16 – 18 following a further education course, and resident in the UK or an EU Country for 3 years or more, you are exempt from the payment of tuition fees. Students aged 16 – 18 will not be required to pay a college enrolment fee. If you are in receipt of a means tested benefit and are over 19 you may also be exempt from paying tuition fees. For further information please contact: Learner Support Services.


Nursery

Make their first steps count CMYK 85/50/0/0

Typeface apple casual First Steps Nursery is a well established and friendly nursery that caters for children aged 2-5 years

Providing full time care all year round (excluding bank holidays and the College’s Christmas closure period) the nursery is open to students, staff and the public. With a team of dedicated and caring nursery staff First Steps provides a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment for your little ones.

Apply for your place now!

01543 462200

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Close to the town centre and bus and rail links, Tamworth Campus hosts approximately 2000 full time students studying a wide range of vocational courses. There are modern, well equipped workshops and classrooms including Hair and Beauty Salons, IT facilities, Motor Vehicle, Electrical/Electronics and Catering kitchens and a Restaurant. There is a well equipped Learning Resource Centre and a dedicated HE Centre. At Lichfield campus there are specialised Art, Design and Media facilities based in world class accommodation. Business, IT, Childcare and other courses are also held at Lichfield; for a full time list see our prospectus or website at www.tlc.ac.uk

Lichfield also hosts a shared University Centre for higher education provision, and 26 business units so there’s a real corporate atmosphere for students to work within.

For more information visit: www.tlc.ac.uk Or call 01827 310202 for Tamworth Campus or 01543 301100 for Lichfield Campus Tamworth Campus, Croft Street, Upper Gungate, Tamworth Staffs B79 8AE Lichfield Campus, The Friary, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6QG


About Rodbaston College Rodbaston College is set in 160 hectares of beautiful Staffordshire countryside and has been providing quality land-based education since 1921.

Rodbaston College offers qualifications in the following areas: Plants - Animals - Horses - Agriculture Fisheries - Construction - Motorsports

Our excellent resources, warm and friendly atmosphere and outstanding facilities attract students from across the country.

These courses are run on a full time, part time or work based learning basis. In addition Rodbaston runs a comprehensive programme of short courses.

An excellent college transport service and over 18s accommodation makes access easy for students from Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Derbyshire and nationwide.

Our practical hands on lessons allow students to train in and outside the classroom making learning interesting and enjoyable. Rodbaston College: great courses, great place, great fun!

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YOUR education - what’s it worth? The table below is based on statistics from the Labour Force Survey, and shows the return you get on investing in education.

Salary Level

Examples of qualifications

What they give you

Level 1 qualifications £19,100 per year

• GCSEs grades D-G • BTEC Introductory Diplomas and Certificates • OCR Nationals Level 1 • Key Skills Level 1 • NVQs Level 1 • Skills For Life

• Basic knowledge and skills • Ability to apply learning with guidance or supervision • May be linked to job competence

Level 2 qualifications £21, 500 per year

• GCSEs grades A*- C • BTEC Diplomas and Certificates • OCR Nationals Level 2 • Key Skills Level 2 • NVQs Level 2 • Skills For Life

• Good knowledge and understanding of subject • Ability to perform a variety of tasks with some guidance or supervision • Appropriate for many job roles

Level 3 £24,500 per year

• A-Levels • Advanced Extension Awards • Key Skills Level 3 • NVQs Level 3 • International Baccalaureate

• Ability to gain or apply a range of knowledge,skills and understanding at a detailed level • Appropriate if you plan to go to university, work independently, or supervise and train others in their field of work

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Levels Explained You can work your way up through the various levels of qualifications at college to ensure you realise your full potential. The table below will help you to identify which level will be the right one for you to start at. The table opposite shows you just why working your way up the levels pays. Please note, the entry requirements for each level may vary for specific courses, you will need to check the course information page before submitting your application.

Level

Qualifications taken at school or college

Qualifications taken at college that are workbased

Pre entry Level

Qualifications taken at college

Qualifications taken at college in Childcare

ASDAN Pre-entry level Routes to courses

Entry Level

Entry Requirements

(what you need to start at this level)

No formal entry requirements

Entry Level

ASDAN Edexcel Entry Level

Entry Level

No formal entry requirements

Level 1

GCSE Grades D to G

NVQ 1

Edexcel Level 1

CACHE Foundation

3 GCSEs Grade E or above

Level 2

GCSE Grades A to C

NVQ 2

BTEC First Diploma

CACHE Certificate

4 GCSEs Grade D or above or successful completion of a Level 1 qualification

Level 3

AS Level A2 Level

NVQ 3

BTEC National CACHE Cert & BTEC Diploma National Diploma

4 GCSEs Grade C or above or successful completion of a Level 2 qualification

Level 4

Foundation Degree HND Degree

Foundation Degree HND Degree

Foundation Degree HND Degree

Any of the Level 3 qualifications listed above.

Foundation Degree HND Degree

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Quick reference table for full time courses: C

Available at Cannock Campuses

R

Available at Rodbaston Campus

Subjects

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T&L

Available at Tamworth and/or Lichfield Campuses. Please enquire or see the College prospectus for further information

Entry Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

Access to HE

C

Accounting

C

C

Admin & Retail/Business Admin

T&L

T&L

Agriculture

R

R

R

Animal Management

R

R

R

R

Art & Design

C

C

C

T&L

C

T&L

Beauty Therapy

C

C

C

T&L

C

T&L

C

C

R T&L

T&L

T&L

R

Bricklaying / Building

C

Business Studies

T&L

C

Carpentry

T&L

T&L

T&L

Catering

C

T&L

C

T&L

C

T&L

C

T&L

C

T&L

C

T&L

C

Childcare

R

T&L

Complementary Therapies

T&L

Construction – Multi Skills

C

C

R

R

C

Countryside Management Countrystart

C

T&L

C T&L

R R

R

Creative Arts (For Employment) Decorative Occupations (Painting & Decorating)

C

Electrical Installation

T&L

C C

T&L

C

T&L

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Subjects

Entry Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

Decorative Occupations (Painting & Decorating)

C

C

Electrical Installation

C

Equine Studies

R

R

R

T&L

C R

Event Management

C

Fashion & Textiles

T&L

Fisheries Studies

R

R

R

R

R

Floristry

T&L R

R

Hairdressing

C

C

T&L

C

T&L

C

T&L

Health & Social care

C

C

T&L

C

T&L

C

T&L

Horticulture

R

R

IT

C

T&L

C

R T&L

C

R T&L

C

R T&L

Law

T&L

Leisure, Travel & Tourism

T&L

Life & Employability Skills

C

Office Technology

T&L T&L

T&L

T&L

Media

T&L

T&L

Music Technology

C

T&L

C

Motor Vehicle

C

C

T&L

T&L

T&L

T&L

Motor Vehicle – Body & Paint

T&L

Motorsports

T&L

Plastering

C

C

Plumbing

R

C

T&L

T&L

R

Performing Engineering Operations

Public Services

T&L

T&L T&L

C

T&L

T&L

C

T&L

C

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T&L

Salon Management Service Engineering

R

Sport & Exercise Science

C

C

Trowel Trades (Brickwork)

C T&L

C

R T&L

R C T&L

C

T&L

R

Tiling

C

C

Veterinary Nursing

R

R

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Apprenticeships We specialise in offering Apprenticeships that can be customised to meet your individual needs. With an Apprenticeship you can earn while you learn at your own pace. We can provide informal advice and guidance interviews for anyone interested in working in any of these industries.

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Accounting

pg 45

Electro-Technical Technology (advanced)

pg 76

Business & Administration

pg 44

Hairdressing

pg 83

Customer Service

pg 43

Health and Social Care

pg 89

Catering & Hospitality

pg 50

Motor Vehicle

pg 107

Children’s Care Learning & Development

pg 55

Tiling

pg 68/72

Painting & Decorating

pg 67

Plastering

pg 69/73

Brickwork

pg 66

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Foundation Degress

Higher education in association with Staffordshire University

Foundation Degress are modern, higher education qualifications designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. You can apply for a foundation Degree even if you don’t have any traditional qualifications. As long as you have the desire and ability to succeed you will be considered. Foundation Degress also open up the opportunity for you to gain professional recognition and higher level qualifications.

Creative Arts for Employment

pg 31

Heritage and Culture

pg 32

Complementary Therapy

pg 39

Early Childhood Studies

pg 57

Salon Management

pg 84

*For full information contact Learner Support Services 01543 46 22 00

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How do I start? 1

Complete the application form in this prospectus and send in to Admissions, Learner Support Services, Cannock Chase Technical College, The Green, Cannock WS11 1UE.

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Our Admissions team will contact you to arrange a time for you to come in and attend an interview. Confirmation of the interview time will be sent via post.

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You will arrive for interview with curriculum team to ensure that you are applying for the course that is best suited to your ability.

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A letter will be sent our to you with your formal offer. If you wish to accept the offer you must return the reply slip. A later letter will be sent out to you in August letting you know when to come and enrol. As you enrol you will be given details on your induction programme.

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Whilst the prospectus and other college publicity materials offer a guide and outline contents of our courses, there may be changes, which will alter the content or provision of programmes. In this respect, Cannock Chase College Technical College accepts no liability for the accuracy or otherwise of statements appearing in the prospectus or any publicity materials. Before accepting any place offered on a course prospective students should be aware that the provision of an education service by the college is subject to written terms and conditions of contract. Such conditions include limiting the college’s liability should industrial action or other circumstances prevent or interfere with the provision of service or re-arrange any of the educational services offered. The college also reserves the right to withdraw any advertised class for which insufficient numbers of students enrol and to close any class if low numbers attending make it no longer viable.

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Based at The Green, the College runs a Hair and Beauty Salon to allow hair-dressing and beauty students exposure to a real working environment with regular ‘clients’. A wide range of hair and beauty treatments is available at a fraction of the cost that external salons charge. Many students as well as members of the public choose to take advantage of this on-site pampering facility. A branch of the hair and beauty salon is also run at the Aelfgar Rugeley Centre. Because of the popularity of this facility appointments do need to be booked in advance.

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Access To Higher Education Over 19s only

What does this course cover?

This is a one year full-time / two year part-time course with two pathways, the Health Studies pathway and the Combined Studies pathway. The course is ideal for anyone who would like to apply for university courses, especially in health & care, nursing, midwifery, or paramedic careers; and for people who would like to study for a Humanities degree, for example to take up social work , teaching or law. The course has modules in Health Studies, Life Science, Psychology, Sociology, Literature and History. All candidates also study the core subjects Information Technology and Study Skills. Individual and group tutorials are a feature of the course. You may also take GCSE English, Maths, and Science at no extra cost. Timetables are arranged to accommodate your other responsibilities.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock Chase Technical College.

How long does it take? Full-time 1 year, part-time 2 years.

What qualification will I get? Diploma in Access to Higher Education ( Health Studies ) Or Diploma In Access to Higher Education ( Combined Studies )

Who is the Examining Body? OCN

What can I do next?

You do not need any specific qualifications but success at level 2 eg 3 GSCEs is desirable. Your life-experience is equally important though.

You can progress into Higher Education

Who is it suitable for?

How do I apply?

People who want to go to university but who have missed out on A levels; people who are looking for a change of career or promotion in their career.

When does it start? September 2009.

What does it cost? Contact Learner Support Services for further information on pricing and Fee Remission

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Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFGUCH/1A/B

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Art & Design Routes to Art & Design Entry Level Introductory Diploma in Art, Design and Media Level 1 First Diploma in Art & Design Level 2 National Diploma in Art & Design Level 3 Foundation Degree in Heritage & Culture Level 4 Foundation Degree in Creative Arts Level 4 For Employment

OR

Higher Education Graphic Designer Artist Photographer Web Designer Fashion Designer Art Teacher/Lecturer Freelance Design Consultant Art Director Film Producer Illustrator Interior Designer Gallery Designer Architect Animator Sunface Pattern Designer Ceramicist

Employment

"Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reaction of his personality to the world he lives in.� Amy Lowell (US Critic and Poet) 1874 - 1925


Routes to Art & Design Entry Level, Edexcel

What does this course cover?

When does it start?

This course will cover skills required to develop onto progression routes to work within the Art & Design industry. You will also have the opportunity to develop the life skills needed.

This course starts in September 2009, however, learners will be able to join the course later in the year.

You will achieve units in Art & Design as part of the Edexcel Framework in Skills for Life and Work and improve your literacy and numeracy skills.

What does it cost? Free to under 19s. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

Where is it held?

No formal qualifications are required for this course.

The Green, Cannock

Who is it suitable for?

What qualification will I get?

This course is suitable for people who are unsure about what career they would like to pursue. It gives you an opportunity to improve on literacy and numeracy skills, whilst having a taster in a career of interest.

You will achieve a unit towards the Edexcel qualification in Skills for Life and Work.

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel. Literacy and Numeracy qualifications will be certificated by City & Guilds.

What can I do next? Kaylea Stoddard

You may progress on to another unit within the Edexcel framework in Skills for Life and Work or to a Level 1 course in Art & Design.

Routes to Art & Design

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFAADR2/A

“The course has given me both the skills and the confidence I need to pursue a career in the Art & Design industry.�

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Mike Read Art, Design & Media Introductory Diploma

Art, Design & Media

BTEC Introductory Diploma Level 1, Edexcel What does this course cover? This course is designed for people with little or no experience in the field of art and design. It is a great introductory course that will provide you with a thorough grounding in the basic skills required in art, design and media.

“I enjoy the course as it allows me to express myself and I can share ideas with friends.�

You will explore visual language and materials, techniques and processes in art, design and media as well as developing creative ideas. The course also provides you with an introduction to photography, 3D design crafts and graphic design. You will be expected to carry out a personal project in one of the options of Art, Design or Media.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You must have three GCSEs at Grade E or above as well as an interest in Art Design and Media.

Who is it suitable for?

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What qualification will I get? BTEC Introductory Diploma in Art, Design and Media, Level 1 Key Skills in Application of Number and Communication.

Who is the Examining Body?

Anyone with an interest in Art, Design & Media who wishes to develop their skills further.

Edexcel

When does it start?

You can progress to the BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design, Level 2

September 2009

How do I apply?

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

What can I do next?

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full-time, 1 year

Opportunities for Everyone - 01543 462200

Course code: PFAIDAD/A


Art & Design

BTEC First Diploma Level 2, Edexcel

Melissa Cole

When does it start?

Art & Design First Diploma

September 2009

“The course is great as we look at lots of different areas of art and design. I’ve met lots of great friends too.”

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full-time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? BTEC First Diploma in Design, Level 2. Key Skills in Application of Number and Communication.

Who is the Examining Body? What does this course cover? If you already have a basic art education, this course can further develop your skills in an expanding range of areas within Art & Design. You will learn about 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3-D) communication, as well as how to work graphic and 3D design briefs. You will also study photography.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have four GCSEs grade D or above or equivalent Level 1 qualification (e.g. BTEC Introductory Diploma)

Who is it suitable for? Anyone with some previous experience or qualifications in Art & Design who wishes to develop their skills further.

www.cannock.ac.uk

Edexcel.

What can I do next? You can progress to the BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFAFDD/A

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Art & Design

BTEC National Diploma in Level 3, Edexcel What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This course provides a wide range of specialist areas within Art and Design. It will enable you to build up a portfolio of work which can be used to help you gain employment or a place at university and you will be able to select one area of specialism for the second year of the course.

BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design, Level 3 Key skills in Application of number, Communication and ICT.

You will develop your skills in mark making, researching, developing and experimenting with a range of materials through the following Specialist areas: Graphic Design / Illustration, Ceramics, Interior Design, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Surface Pattern Design, Photography, Web page Design

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need at least four GCSE grades C or above or equivalent (e.g. BTEC First Diploma).

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? You can progress to a higher level course, such as a degree, or to employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code:PFANDD/1A

Who is it suitable for? Anyone with a passion for Art and some previous experience or qualifications in Art & Design who wish to develop their skills even further.

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When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full-time, 2 years

Opportunities for Everyone - 01543 462200

Nikki Price Art & Design National Diploma “My course has helped me develop many skills in learning new techniques in photography, graphics and ceramics. Everyone at college is really friendly.�


Creative Arts for Employment Foundation Degree

What does this course cover?

What does it cost?

On this course you will study a background overview of the history of design, looking at the circumstances surrounding artistic developments and leading into a deeper investigation of a chosen area. Visual studies are fundamental to developing high-level creative skills and these are supported by the exploration of practical techniques in a range of art areas such as textiles, mixed media and 3D.

Please contact Learner Support Services for information on fees.

The course offers the opportunity to explore specialist skills in depth whilst learning the complementary business skills to support and sustain employment.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? This will be assessed on an individual basis and all applicants will be interviewed. If you were applying for the course at 18 years of age, you would normally be expected to have successfully completed one of the following: BTEC National Diploma in a related area or at least one GCS A level in a related area or an Advanced GNVQ in a related area. Mature students would require enthusiasm, commitment and relevant experience.

Who is it suitable for? The Creative Arts encompasses skills as diverse as textiles and sculpture and may include combining specialist skills in new ways. Applicants may already be working in a crafts area and wish to develop business skills to enable them to broaden their opportunities; or may be looking for a career change or pathway that combines creative arts with entrepreneurship.

When does it start? October 2009

Higher education in association with Staffordshire University

www.cannock.ac.uk

Where is it held? Lichfield Campus, Tamworth & Lichfield

How long does it take? Part time -3 years (may take less time with relevant work experience) Full time - 2 years Taught sessions will form a core of the study time, usually 16 hours for full-time, 6 hours for part time; including mentoring, tutorials and work-place learning.

What qualification will I get? Foundation Degree in Creative Arts for Employment

Who is the Examining Body? Staffordshire University

What can I do next? If you wish to progress to an Honours Degree you may take the final year of an appropriate degree at Staffordshire University.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Full Time Course Code: PFPFDCA/A Part Time Course Code: PEQFDCAI

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Heritage & Culture Foundation Degree

What does this course cover?

When does it start?

On this course you will be taught visual skills which will enable you to express yourself clearly, drawing upon an understanding of how other people have responded to the environment and shaped the culture that we share today. A general background overview of the history of heritage and culture looking at the circumstances surrounding developments will lead to a deeper investigation of local subjects. Study skills will be included, such as research and writing methods, presentation and communication in written and verbal form and reflective learning.

October 2009

Workplace skills will also be part of the course. You will be expected to plan and cost events, write letters and produce marketing materials etc.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? This will be assessed on an individual basis and all applicants will be interviewed. If you are applying for the course at 18 years of age, you would normally be expected to have successfully completed one of the following:

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Higher education in association with Staffordshire University

BTEC National Diploma in a related area At lest one GCS A level in a related area Advanced GNVQ in a related area. Mature students would require enthusiasm, commitment and relevant experience.

Who is it suitable for? This course is ideal for anyone who is already working in or who wishes to work in areas such as galleries, theatres an museums, tourist heritage sites; documents, archives or antiques or any other area that is part of our cultural heritage. Applications are encouraged from anyone with an interest in learning more about the value of our rich culture and with a desire to apply that knowledge in the workplace.

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What does it cost? Please contact Learner Support Services for information on fees.

Where is it held? Lichfield Campus, Tamworth & Lichfield

How long does it take? Part time –3 years (may take less time with relevant work experience)Full time – 2 years Taught sessions will form a core of the study time, usually 16 hours for full-time, 6 hours for part time; including mentoring, tutorials and work-place learning.

What qualification will I get? Foundation Degree in Heritage and Culture.

Who is the Examining Body? Staffordshire University

What can I do next? If you wish to progress to an Honours Degree you may take the final year of an appropriate degree at Staffordshire University.

How do I apply? Fill in an application form on line or in the prospectus and you will be called in to attend an interview. Full Time Course Code: PFAFDHC/A Part Time Course Code: PEQFDCAHC


Beauty Therapy Routes to Beauty Entry Level NVQ 1 in Beauty Therapy VTCT Level 1 NVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy VTCT Level 2 14 - 19 Diploma in Hair & Beauty Level 2

OR

NVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy – Massage Route Level 3 Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapies Level 4

Higher Education

Employment

Freelance Beautician (Home based) Beauty Technician in Salon or Department Store Beauty Technician/Therapist in luxury health club or spa Nail Technician Aromatherapist Masseur "People are like stained glass windows. Make-up Artist They sparkle and shine when the sun is out Beauty Consultant but when darkness sets in their true beauty Massage Therapist Cosmetologist is only revealed if there is light inside.� Manicurist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Stylist


Emma Louise Esprey Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 Make-up Route

Routes to Beauty

“I chose this course to extend my knowledge and give me new options and opportunities to further my career. It has been really enjoyable.�

Entry Level, Edexcel / VTCT What does this course cover?

This course will cover the skills required to develop onto progression routes to work within the beauty therapy industry. You will also have the opportunity to develop the life skills needed. You will achieve units in Beauty as part of the Edexcel Framework in Skills For Life and Work and improve your literacy and numeracy skills.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? No formal qualifications are required for this course.

Who is it suitable for? It is suitable for you if you are unsure about what career you would like to pursue. It will give you an opportunity to improve on literacy and numeracy skills, whilst having a taster in career of interest.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

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There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission Please note that there are additional costs for uniform and a kit of equipment, prices are available at Learner Support Services.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

What qualification will I get? You will achieve a unit towards the Edexcel qualification in Skills For Life and Work. Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

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Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel Literacy and numeracy qualifications will be certificated by VTCT

What can I do next? You may progress to another unit within the Edexcel framework in Skills For Life and Work, or to a Level 1 course in Beauty Therapy.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFAIDAD/A


Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 1, VTCT

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This is an introductory course during which you will learn about health and safety, salon reception, facial and manicure treatments. You will be expected to perform treatments on members of the public and assist other therapists in the salon.

NVQ Level 1 in Beauty Therapy Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body?

Throughout this course you will also study Communications and Improve your Own Learning

VTCT

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You do not need any formal qualifications to enrol on this course.

You can progress to a higher level course such as an NVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy or to employment.

Who is it suitable for?

How do I apply?

Anyone with an interest in Beauty Therapy.

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission. Please note that there are additional costs for uniform and a kit of equipment, prices are available at Learner Support Services.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take?

What can I do next?

Course code: PFABS1/A

Tammy langston Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 1

Full-Time, 1 year

“I enjoy going to college and taking part in Beauty Therapy classes. It’s helped me to decide it’s definitely an area I want to go into in the future.”

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Becky Lock Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 General Route

Beauty Therapy

General Route, NVQ Level 2, VTCT

“I’ve learnt a lot on my course and find it very enjoyable, I’ve met many new friends and everybody helps when you have problems.”

What does this course cover? During this course you will learn how to demonstrate your skills on other students, models and customers. Health and Safety, practical and theoretical application of facial and skin conditions, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, removing hair using waxing techniques, manicure, pedicure, make-up treatments are all covered on this course. You will also study Improve your Own Learning and Information Technology. An intensive version of this course is also available for mature students.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have 4 GCSEs Grade D or above or alternatively Level 1 Beauty Therapy.

Who is it suitable for? This course allows students to explore the skills required by a beauty therapy junior.

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When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission. Please note that there are additional costs for uniform and a kit of equipment, prices are available at Learner Support Services.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock Intensive course also available at The Aelfgar Centre, Rugeley

Opportunities for Everyone - 01543 462200

How long does it take? Full-Time, 1 year with the intensive course taking 20 weeks (mature students only)

What qualification will I get? NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy (General Route) Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? VTCT

What can I do next? You can progress to a higher level course such as the NVQ Level 3 or to employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code Cannock: PFABTTG Course Code Rugeley (Intensive): PFABTEC


14-19 Diploma in Hair and Beauty V.T.C.T./Habia - Equivalent to Level 2

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This diploma offers a real alternative to traditional learning routes offering a blend of academic and vocational learning, through a rigorous programme of study, facilitating the development of key employability skills coupled with important basics such as English, Maths and ICT. Principal learning will develop selected knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to hair and beauty using realistic work experience.

Foundation Diploma in Hair and Beauty

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You should have 4 GCSEs grade D or above.

Who is it suitable for? The Specialised Diploma is designed to give young people aged 14 - 19 the skills and knowledge necessary to progress onto employment, training and further or higher education.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? Free to under 19s. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services.

Who is the Examining Body? V.T.C.T

What can I do next? The Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies will teach a combination of theory and practice enabling young people to be successful and allowing them to pursue a variety of career pathways and complimentary industries such as; Hairdresser, Barber, Beauty Therapist, Nail Technician, Trichologist, Receptionist, Manager, Spa Therapist, Customer services, retail services. Also progression onto Higher Diploma and Advanced Diploma.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFCHXINT/A

Where is it held? A collection of local schools, local businesses and Cannock Chase Technical College at The Green.

How long does it take? Customised to meet individual requirements.

www.cannock.ac.uk

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Beauty Therapy

Massage Route NVQ Level 3, VTCT (Intensive) What does this course cover? During this course you will learn how to demonstrate your skills on other students, models and customers. You will learn about beauty services as well as health and safety, promotion of products or services. Financial effectiveness of the business, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage and Aromatherapy. You will also study optional units from the following selection: Microdermabrasion, Nail Technology, Fashion & Photographic Make-up.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have a keen interest in health, personal well being and in helping others and an NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification

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What qualification will I get? NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? VTCT

Who is it suitable for?

What can I do next?

Anyone looking to pursue a career in the beauty or holistic therapy industry.

Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapies

When does it start?

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

September 2009

What does it cost? No cost to full time students under 19 Contact Learner Support for details.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock September 2009 Aelfgar Centre Rugeley February 2009

How long does it take? 1 year or 20 weeks for the intensive option (mature students only)

Opportunities for Everyone - 01543 462200

How do I apply?

Course Code: PFACDHT/A The Green Course Code: PFACDHTEC Aelfgar Centre Rugeley


Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapies Level 4

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This course covers level 4 Reflexology and Aromatherapy. The course is provided in conjunction with Staffordshire University. You will study Advanced Reflexology and Aromatherapy. In the first year you will also attend 10 weeks of Study Skills to support your production of assignments to the standard required, Anatomy and Physiology and Health and Well Being will also be covered.

In conjunction with Staffordshire University

In the second year your additional study will cover pathology, biochemistry and diagnostics. In the third year your two final terms will be mostly work-based assessments.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? There are no entry requirements for this course, your suitability will be assessed at interview.

Who is it suitable for?

Level 4 Complementary Therapy Diploma

Who is the Examining Body? What can I do next? Level 5 Complementary Therapy for one year that will lead your career into the medical side of Complementary Therapy.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PEAFDCT

Anyone interested in Holistic/ Complementary Therapy.

When does it start? October 2009

What does it cost? Contact Learner Support Services for the cost of this course.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Part time for 2 years and 2 terms.

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Higher education in association with Staffordshire University

www.cannock.ac.uk


Business & Finance First Diploma in Business Studies Level 2 Apprenticeship in Customer Service OR Level 2 Apprenticeship in Accounting Level 2

National Diploma in Business Studies Level 3 Certificate in Event Management Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Level 3 and Admin

OR

Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting Level 3

Higher level courses leading to Higher Education

Management Management Consultant Business Administrator Secretary Accountant Estate Agent Real Estate Marketing

Personnel Retail Sales Insurance Events Planner Cashier Stock Broker Auditors Market Researcher

Employment

"Business is not a financial science, it’s about trading... buying and selling. It’s about creating a product or service that’s so good people will pay for it.” Anita Roddick


Business Studies

BTEC First Diploma Level 2, Edexcel

What does this course cover?

On this course you will gain an introduction to the world of business, examining concepts and ideas which will help students to gain an insight into how and why businesses operate. Assignments will be undertaken both individually and in groups and will attempt to give you the chance to develop both team and communication skills. You will work using ICT techniques and software to write reports, organize presentations and create websites. There is strong emphasis on learning sound research skills and you will need to identify a rang of sources, checking their validity as you prepare and present your work. Planning and meeting deadlines are vital.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full Time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? BTEC First Diploma in Business Studies Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next?

You will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D or above or another Level 1 qualification.

You may progress to the BTEC National Diploma in Business Studies or another higher level course.

Who is it suitable for?

How do I apply?

If you are interested in a course that offers the chance to gain the basics of business knowledge which can then be used either for further study or as an entry to work, then this course could be for you.

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

When does it start? September 2009

Course code: PFBFDIP/A

What does it cost?

There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

www.cannock.ac.uk

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Business Studies BTEC National Diploma, Level 3, Edexcel

BTEC First Diploma, Level 2, Edexcel What does this course cover?

The Green, Cannock

You will learn about the way companies organise themselves; how to lead and manage people successfully; how best to sell your products and charge for them and the successful methods of communicating with staff and customers.

Edexcel You may progress into Higher Education or employment.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

How do I apply?

You will need to have at least 4 GCSEs grade C or above or have completed the Level 2 Business Studies First Diploma.

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Where is it held?

This is a new and exciting opportunity to study the methods and models that explain how the nation’s companies make all that money. Assignments will be undertaken both individually and in groups and will attempt to give you the chance to develop both team and communication skills. You will work using ICT techniques and software to write reports, organise presentations and create websites. There is a strong emphasis on learning sound research skills and you will need to identify a range of sources, checking their validity, as you prepare and present your work. Planning and meeting deadlines are vital.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone interested in a challenging course that offers opportunities to access a range of business roles.

When does this course start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Opportunities for Everyone - 01543 462200

How long does it take?

Full-time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? BTEC National Diploma in Business Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? What can I do next?

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFBNDIP/A


Customer Service Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2, and 3 What does this course cover?

Where is it held?

An Apprenticeship in Customer Service allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

Your qualification will be completed in your work placement with opportunities for College based sessions for underpinning knowledge and theory sessions.

You will have a placement at work and plan a programme of development and assessment with an assessor. You must also compile a portfolio of evidence to prove that you are competent and knowledgeable in your work role.

EDI Level 2 or Level 3 NVQ in Customer Service Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT EDI Level 2 or Level 3 Technical Certificate in Customer Service Employment Rights & Responsibilities.

You will gain a clear understanding of your responsibility within your organization and in meeting customer objectives. The qualification covers customer support systems, processes and services and recognizes the wide diversity of functions and tasks involved in supporting customer needs.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? No formal qualifications are required but your suitability will be assessed at interview.

Who is it suitable for?

What qualification will I get?

Who is the Examining Body? EDI

What can I do next? You can progress to a higher level course or employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

Course Codes: Apprenticeship NVQ 2 - PWBLCUSL2 Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ 3 - PWBLCUSL3

This course is ideal for people who have a role that is clearly linked to customer service, for example customer service managers, team leaders or administrative staff including reception staff. It would suit those who wish to pursue a career in customer service in a range of organisations including businesses and organisations within the public and voluntary sector.

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost? Courses are free to 16 – 18 year olds If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing.

www.cannock.ac.uk

Laura Edwards Business and Administration “I’m finding the course fun and I’m learning a lot. I’ve also made lots of new friends.”

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Business and Administration – Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3 BTEC First Diploma, Level 2, Edexcel What does this course cover? An Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration allows you to gain on the job training. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

This qualification is competence based, which means that it is linked to your ability to perform a range of tasks connected with your work. You will have a placement at work and plan a programme of development and assessment with an assessor. You must also compile a portfolio of evidence to prove that you are competent and knowledgeable in your work role. You will learn about working within your business environment and carrying out responsibilities at work. Units on the course, of which you must select three include health and safety, customer relations, managing visitors, storing, retrieving and archiving information, IT / Word Processing, using a telephone system and arranging business travel and accommodation.

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What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 2 GCSEs at Grade C and a good standard of English. You must be working in a supervisory role.

Who is it suitable for? If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you. This course is ideal for people who wish to pursue a career in administration in a range of organisations including businesses, estate agents, and council offices.

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When does it start and how much will it cost? Please contact Learner Supoort Services for further information.

Where is it held?

Your qualification will be completed in your work placement with opportunities for College based sessions for underpinning knowledge and theory sessions.

What qualification will I get? EDI Level 3 NVQ in Business and Administration Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT Technical Certificate – Award in Administration Level 3 Employment Responsibilities and Rights

Who is the Examining Body? EDI

What can I do next? You may progress to a higher level course in business or management.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PWBLADML3


Accounting Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship

NVQ 2 - Foundation Level (AAT) - NVQ 3 - Technician Level (AAT) What does this course cover?

Who is the Examining Body?

An Apprenticeship in Accounting allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

On this course you will gain a good understanding of all the aspects of accounting. You will cover recording income and receipts, making and recording payments and preparing the initial trial balance. You will also learn about supplying information for management control and working with computers. There is one external examination and all learners will have the opportunity to sit the International Association of Book-keepers level 2 Certificate in Computerised Accounting exam as well.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

What can I do next? You may progress to a higher level course or employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Codes: Apprenticeship NVQ 2 - PWBLACCL2 Advanced Apprenticeship MNQ 3 - PWBLACCL3

Learners need to have GCSE grades D and above in Maths and English. It is preferable that learners have at least 12 months experience in an office based environment.

Who is it suitable for? If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

What does it cost? Please contact Learner Support Services for further information.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock where all theory will be delivered. All other training will be in work placement.

Genna Craddock Accounting Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2 “I really enjoy my course, I enjoy the social side and have made some great friends.”

How long does it take? One year

What qualification will I get? NVQ level 2 in Accounting / Association of Accounting Foundation level Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT Employment Rights & Responsibilities NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 in Accounting.

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Certificate in Event Management Level 3, NCFE

BTEC First What does this Diploma, course cover?Level 2, Edexcel The purpose of this course is to allow those people who are working in the events field (or those who wish to) to gain a qualification that will highlight their existing skills and experiences. As part of this course you will cover all aspects of event management from event planning, human resource requirements to customer service and event evaluation. This course is designed for those interested in the catering, music, hospitality, business and travel areas where the ability to effectively run events is important

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

What qualification will I get? The equivalent to 1 ‘A’ Level in Events Management

Who is the Examining Body? NCFE

What can I do next? You can progress to a higher level course or employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFMCEM/A

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone who is considering a career in the events management field or those wishing to progress to supervisory level.

When does it start?

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September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

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Alexandra Rainbow Business and Administration “I’ve enjoyed my course and learnt a lot. I’ve also been offered a job where I am currently doing my placement.”


Catering & Hospitality

Routes to Catering and Hospitality Entry Level NVQ 1 in Multi-Skilled Hospitality Services Level 1 NVQ2 in Food Preparation & Cooking / Food & Drink Service Level 2 Apprenticeship in Catering & Hospitality Level 2

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Supervision NVQ (Part Time course) Level 3

Higher level courses leading to Higher Education Chef Hotel Manager Restaurant Manager Restaurateur Caterer Bar Manager Hostess Door Supervisor Kitchen Hand Cook Health Inspector First Line Supervisor of Food Workers Food Service Worker Catering Manager Food Service Manager

Employment

"Happy and successful cooking doesn’t rely on know-how; it comes from the heart, makes great demands on the palate and needs enthusiasm and a deep love of food to bring it to life.� Georges Blanc, Ma Cuisine des Saisons


Emma Mortimer Routes to Catering & Hospitality “This course is fun and brilliant, I really like cooking different recipes.�

Routes to Catering & Hospitality Entry Level, Edexcel

What does this course cover? On this course you will develop food preparation and cooking skills, food service skills and Health & Safety. You will also develop skills in the following areas managing money, investigating personal lifestyle and an introduction to skills for work. You will achieve the unit in Hospitality and Catering as part of the Edexcel Framework in Skills for Life and Work and improve your literacy and numeracy skills. You will also have the opportunity to select other units from the Skills for Life and Work options.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? No formal qualifications are required for this course.

Who is it suitable for? This course is suitable for people who are unsure about what career they would like to pursue. It gives you an opportunity to improve on literacy and numeracy skills, whilst having a taster in a career of interest.

You will achieve a unit towards the Edexcel qualification in Skills For Life and Work. Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel. Literacy and Numeracy qualifications will be certificated by City & Guilds.

What can I do next?

September 2009.

You may progress to another unit within the Edexcel framework in Skills For Life and Work or to a Level 1 course in Catering & Hospitality.

What does it cost?

How do I apply?

There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission. A uniform is required to work in the kitchen, prices are available in Learner Support Services on request.

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

When does it start?

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What qualification will I get?

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

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Multi-Skilled Hospitality Services

NVQ Level 1, Hospitality Awarding Body

What does this course cover?

What can I do next?

This course will give you an introduction to catering that deals with the preparation and service of food. You will be based in the college’s Training Kitchen and Restaurant and have the opportunity to work in all areas to gain good practical experience. You will cover units, Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, Contribute to effective teamwork, Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food, Prepare vegetables, Cook vegetables, Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation and Maintain customer care.

After completion of this qualification you can go on to study Food preparation and cooking/ Food and drink service Level 2.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFCFP/1A

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have 3 Es at GCSE and a desire to enter the catering industry. An interest in food is required as is a desire to help others and be creative.

Who is it suitable for? The course is for those who want the opportunity to develop a new career or change direction. Also a progression from Routes to Catering.

When does it start?

Bret Teale Food Preparation & Cooking NVQ Level 1

September 2009

What does it cost? No cost to full time students under 19 years. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing. There are additional costs for uniform and equipment, prices available from course tutor.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full-time 1 year

What qualification will I get? NVQ Level 1 Multi-Skilled Hospitality Services Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.

Who is the Examining Body? Hospitality Awarding Body

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“One day I want to be like Gordon Ramsey if not better!”

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Catering & Hospitality Apprenticeships NVQ Level 2

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

An Apprenticeship in Catering allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

NVQ Level 2 in in your chosen area of expertise Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

On these training programmes you will have the choice between various qualifications. You will be trained to an excellent standard to work in this thriving industry either as a chef or front of house.

EDI

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

You may progress to a higher level course or to employment.

You must have 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above.

How do I apply?

Who is it suitable for? If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you may apply at any time.

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What does it cost? Please contact Learner Support Services for further information.

Where is it held? The majority of your training will take place in your work placement

How long does it take? Customised to meet specific needs

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Who is the Examining Body? What can I do next?

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: FCCS/1A


Food Preparation & Cooking / Food & Drink service NVQ Level 2

What does this course cover?

What can I do next?

During the course you will study and gain the above two qualifications. Food preparation and cooking consists of 14 units including Health & Safety and Effective working relationships. Food and drink service consists of 7 units including customer care skills, serving food at the table and the service of wines and spirits. Both qualifications will give you excellent practical skills whatever direction you eventually decide to take.

You can enter employment in restaurants, hotels, industrial catering and hospitals or progress on to a higher level qualification in Supervision.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFCCS/1A

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You must have an NVQ L1 or 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above.

Who is it suitable for? It is suitable for anyone with an interest of a career in catering.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? No cost to full time students under 19

Claire Savage Food Prep and Food & Drink Service NVQ Level 2

If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing. Please note that there are additional costs for uniform and equipment, prices are available from the course tutor.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full-time 1 year

What qualification will I get? NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation & Cooking NVQ Level 2 in Food and Drink Service Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Hospitality Awarding Body (H.A.B)

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“I am enjoying the course and have gained a lot of experience. The course has given me a lot more confidence.�

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Childcare Foundation Award in Caring for Children Level 1 Award / Certificate / Diploma in Childcare Level 2 & Education CACHE Apprenticeship in Children’s Care Learning & Development Level 2

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Award / Certificate / Diploma in Childcare & Education CACHE Level 3 Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies Level 4

Higher Education

Creche Assistant nursery Nurse Support Worker Child Minder Nursery Supervisor Teacher Youth & Community Worker Au Pair Children’s Nurse Counsellor Social worker Pre-School Teacher Children’s Entertainer Nanny

Employment

"If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.” Bruce Barton


Caring for Children

CACHE Foundation Award, Level 1 What does this course cover? This course is an introduction to working with children and provides opportunity for you to progress onto other childcare courses such as Level 2 and 3 Diplomas. You will learn the basic skills in caring for children and how to support their learning. Work placement only in final term.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You must have 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above.

Who is it suitable for? Key Stage 4 pupils in schools (14+) and 16-18 year olds.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full –Time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children Key skills Wider Key Skills Please note this award does not entitle you to work with children, further qualifications would be required.

Who is the Examining Body? CACHE (Council for Awards in Children’s Care & Education)

What can I do next? Subject to successful completion of the course, you can apply to study CACHE level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care and Education.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFNFACC/A

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Rebecca Turner Childcare & Education Level 2 Certificate “I’ve made lots of friends and find all the tutors very supportive.”

Award / Certificate / Diploma in Childcare & Education CACHE Level 2

What does this course cover? On this course you will learn about providing care for young children aged 0 to 16 years, spending three days a week in college and two days in an Early Years setting. You will learn about the physical care and development of children, all aspects of working with young children as well as their emotional and social development. The course also covers working with babies in their first year and Early Years services as well as preparation for employment.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSE grades D or above or to have a Foundation Award in Caring for Children or a Foundation Award in Health & Social Care. Relevant work experience is not essential.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone who is interested in working with young children and who wants to gain a childcare qualification.

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When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? No cost to full time students under 19 If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full-Time, 1 year

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What qualification will I get? CACHE Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Childcare & Education Paediatric First Aid Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? CACHE (Council for Awards in Children’s Care & Education)

What can I do next? You can gain employment at assistant level in a number of areas including nurseries, primary schools, family centres, and children’s holiday clubs. You can also progress on to the Diploma in Childcare or NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care & Education.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFNCCE/A


Children’s Care Learning and Development Level 2 Apprenticeship

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

The framework of the Level 2 Apprenticeship is made up of the following component parts: NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 2 A Cache Certificate in Children’s Care Learning and Development at Level 2 Key Skills in Communication Level 1 Key skills in Application of number Level 1 Paediatric First Aid (12 hours) Employment responsibilities and rights

You will gain an Apprenticeship in Children’s Care Learning and Development at Level 2. At Level 2 you can work as: Mother’s Help, Playgroup Assistant, Crèche Assistant, Assistant Nursery Nurse, Parent / Toddler Group Assistant, Toy Library Worker, Au Pair

What qualifications do I need to get on it? At Level 2 candidate may be assessed for an NVQ without having gained any previous qualifications or undertaken any previous courses.

Who is it suitable for? At Level 2 – 16 to 18 year olds with access to an Early Years environment.

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost? Courses are free to 16 – 18 year olds If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing.

Who is the Examining Body? CACHE (Council For Awards in Children’s Care & Education)

What can I do next? When you have gained an Apprenticeship in Children’s Care Learning and Development at Level 2, you may wish to over on to Level 3, however you must be employed at a supervisory level. After completion of Level 3 you may wish to progress to level 4 for employment at a managerial level. You may progress to a higher level course or employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code:PWBLCCL2

Where is it held? Work place based with a fortnightly session at Cannock College at The Green, Cannock.

How long does it take? Customised to meet specific needs

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Michelle Benton Childcare & Education Level 3 Diploma

Award / Certificate / Diploma in Childcare & Education

“I like this course because I’ve made some great mates and it can open many doors for me.”

CACHE Level 3

What does this course cover? On this course you will learn about providing care for young children and about their development. You will also learn about ‘play’ and early learning as well as covering aspects of health and community care and practical training. The course also teaches you about the provision of services and the protection of children as well as preparing you for employment.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSEs Grade C or above or CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Childcare & Education. Mature students will be considered by personal interview.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone who is interested in working with young children.

When does it start? September 2009

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What does it cost? No cost to full time students under 19 If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full-Time, 2 years

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What qualification will I get? CACHE Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Childcare & Education Paediatric First Aid Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? CACHE (Council for Awards in Children’s Care & Education)

What can I do next? You can gain employment possibly at supervisory level in a number of areas including nurseries, primary schools, family centres, and children’s holiday clubs. You can also progress on to Higher Education if you wish to move into teaching or social work.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: FNDCE/1A


Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies Level 4/5

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This qualification is designed for people who are currently working in a range of Early Years settings. On it you will develop learning, working within the Early Years sector and behaviour management. It also covers skills required for effective communication, self-development and career progression. This course starts with a Study Skills module in which a candidate identifies their individual development needs, including those within their work-based role.

Level 5 Foundation Degree (Advanced Practitioner status) with opportunity to top up to a BA (Hons) Level 6 and Early Years Professional Status.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? A Level 3 childcare qualification – eg. BTEC National Diploma, DCE, NVQ 1 years’ post qualifying experience Working voluntarily or paid in a childcare setting Provide a statement of support from setting Current CRB check

Who is the Examining Body? In association with Staffordshire University

What can I do next? Top up to a BA (Hons) Level 6 and Early Years Professional Status.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFNFDECS/1A

Who is it suitable for? Anyone working in a childcare setting who meets the above requirements.

When does it start? October 2009.

What does it cost? Please contact Learner Support Services for information.

Where is it held? A good deal of the learning on this course takes place in the workplace, using study guidance and the experience of colleagues. Every student has a personal tutor to assist them and is expected to attend college at The Green, Cannock, weekly.

How long does it take? 3 years

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Construction

Routes to Construction Entry Level

Introductory Diploma in Brickwork Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 1

OR

Introductory Diploma in Multi Skills Level 1

First Diploma in Brickwork Level 2 First Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 2

OR

First Diploma in Multi Skills Level 2 Diploma in Wall & Floor Tiling Level 2 Diploma in Plastering Level 2 Apprenticeship in Brickwork Level 2 Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating Level 2 Apprenticeship in Wall & Floor Tiling Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plastering Level 2

Advanced Apprenticeship in Tiling Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Plastering Level 3

Higher level courses leading to Higher Education Construction Worker Brick Layer/Builder Concrete Repairs Painter & Decorator Plasterer Electrician

OR

Employment

"Beautiful buildings are more than scientific. They are true organisms... works of art using the best technology by inspiration.� Frank Lloyd Wright


Routes to Construction Entry Level, Edexcel

What does this course cover?

Who is the Examining Body?

This course will cover skills required to develop onto progression routes to work within the construction and decorative occupation industries. Learners will also have the opportunity to develop the life skills needed to progress and gain employment

Edexcel. Literacy and Numeracy qualifications will be certificated by City & Guilds.

You will achieve the units in trowel trades and decorative occupations as part of the Edexcel Framework in Skills for Life and Work and improve your literacy and numeracy skills.

You may progress on to another unit within the Edexcel framework in Skills for Life and Work or to a Level 1 course in Brickwork or Painting & Decorating or Bench & Joinery.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

How do I apply?

No formal qualifications are required for this course.

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

Who is it suitable for? This course is suitable for people who are unsure about what career they would like to pursue. It gives you an opportunity to improve on literacy and numeracy skills, whilst having a taster in a career of interest.

What can I do next?

Course code: PFCSESR/A

When does it start? This course starts in September 2009, however, you will be able to join the course later in the year.

What does it cost? This course is free of charge

Where is it held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock and The Green, Cannock.

What qualification will I get? You will achieve a unit towards the Edexcel qualification in Skills for Life and Work. Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

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Multi - Skills

BTEC Introductory Diploma in Construction, Level 1 What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

On this introductory course you will cover a range of different skills and careers within the construction industry, allowing you to gain a broad understanding and skill base. The course includes bench joinery, painting and decorating and brickwork. You will be assessed on your ability to perform hands on tasks in a simulated work environment.

BTEC Introductory Diploma in Construction Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You should have 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone who is interested in a career in the construction and building services sector.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

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Free to under 19s. If you are over 19, please contact Learner Support Services for information on costs and Fee Remission

How long does it take? Full - Time, one year

Where is the course held? Progress Drive, Bridgtown

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Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? You can progress to a First Diploma, Level 2 Course

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFTMO/A


Bricklaying

Introductory Diploma, Level 1

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This course is designed to prepare you to enter the construction industry in your chosen craft or brickwork. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and is based on you demonstrating your skills as an individual through the completion of all the requirement of the qualification. You will gain a thorough introduction to the brickwork industry as well as developing some specialist skills.

Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You must have 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above.

Who is it suitable for? Learners who wish to enter the construction industry in the brickwork and trowel trades field.

When does it start?

Who is the Examining Body? Construction Awards Alliance

What can I do next? You can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFCSBID/A

September 2009.

What does it cost? Free to under 19s. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Free Remission.

How long does it take? Full - time, one year

Where is the course held? Progress Drive, Bridgtown.

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Jeff Whitbrook Decorative Occupations Intermediate

Painting & Decorating Introductory Diploma, Level 1 What does this course cover?

“The course is good experience helping me to learn lots and work towards a career.�

This introductory course is designed to give you a broad overview of the painting and decorating industry as well as some specialist skills in the field. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions that are designed to give you experience in a realistic work environment. You will be assessed on your ability to complete a number of practical tasks.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You must have 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above.

Who is it suitable for? Learners who wish to enter the construction industry in the field of painting and decorating.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

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What qualification will I get? Introductory Diploma in Painting & Decorating, Level 1 Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Who is the Examining Body? Construction Awards Alliance

What can I do next?

Free to under 19s. If you are over 19, please contact Learner Support Services for information on costs and Fee Remission

You can progress to the BTEC First Diploma in Painting & Decorating, Level 1

How long does it take?

How do I apply?

Full - Time, one year

Where is the course held? Progress Drive, Bridgtown

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: QFTDO/A

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Multi-Skills

BTEC First Diploma, Level 2 What does this course cover?

How long does it take?

This course will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge which will give you sound basis for a future career in the construction industry. You will learn about the construction industry, health & safety and welfare in construction and the use of science and maths in construction. You will also cover specialist modules which will include Carpentry and Joinery, Trowel trades and Painting and Decorating You will be assessed on each unit of the course and will have to complete written and practical assignments.

Full - Time, 1 year

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above.

Who is it suitable for?

Where is the course held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown.

What qualification will I get? BTEC First Diploma in Construction Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next?

This course is suitable for those who are practical and are interested in gaining skills required to work in the construction industry

You can progress on to a higher level course or employment.

When does it start?

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

September 2009

What does it cost? No cost to full time students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing and information on Fee Remission.

How do I apply?

Course code: PFTMO/A

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Bricklaying

Bricklaying Diploma, CAA Level 2 What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge enabling you to pursue a career in the towel trades industry. It has been specifically designed to be delivered in a training environment using simulated conditions that are as close to a real working environment as possible.

CAA Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

You will be asked to complete a variety of practical projects to demonstrate your skills as well as looking at aspects of theory and employment within the construction industry.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, or to have completed the Introductory Diploma in Bricklaying.

Who is it suitable for? Learners who wish to continue in the construction industry in the specialist field of Brickwork.

When does it start?

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What does it cost? Free to under 19s. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? Progress Drive, Bridgtown

How long does it take? Full - time, one year.

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Who is the Examining Body? Construction Awards Alliance

What can I do next? You may progress to employment or a higher level course at supervisory level.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: QFCSIDO/A


Painting and Decorating Painting & Decorating, CAA Level 2

What does this course cover?

Who is the Examining Body?

This course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge, enabling you to follow a career in the construction industry in your chosen area of expertise, painting and decorating. It has been developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and is based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

Construction Awards Alliance

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have 4 GSCEs Grade D or above.

Who is it suitable for? Learners who wish to continue in the construction industry in the field of painting and decorating.

What can I do next? You can progress to employment or a higher level course at supervisory level.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: QFCSIDO/A

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? Free to under 19s. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

Where is the course held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown.

What qualification will I get? Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

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Kayleigh Barker Foundation Construction Award

“Cannock Chase Technical College gives me the help and support I need. All the staff and students are really friendly.”

Brickwork – Apprenticeship Intermediate Construction Award Level 2 What does this course cover?

Where is it held?

An Apprenticeship in Trowel Trades allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true — but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

The majority of your training will take place in your work placement. You will be required to attend collage at The Progress Centre, Bridgetown for one day a week.

You will learn about efficient work practices and storage of resources and well as how to erect and dismantle working platforms. This course also covers erecting, setting out and providing details to masonry structures. You will be assessed through a combination of practical projects, written assignments and written tests. You will also have to complete a phase test, two multi-choice papers and provide work-based evidence.

Customised to meet specific needs

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSE grades D and above. All learners will be required to complete the Construction Skills Learning Exercise as part of CAA selection process to access the course.

Who is it suitable for?

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If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost? Courses are free to 16 – 18 year olds If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing

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How long does it take? What qualification will I get? The CAA / City & Guilds Intermediate Construction Award in Trowel Trades and NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Trades Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT Technical Certificate - Intermediate Construction Award Level Employment Responsibilities and Rights

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? You can progress on to the Advanced Construction Award in Brickwork or NVQ 3 depending on your employment status in the industry.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PWBLBWKL2


Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2, CAA / City & Guilds What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

An Apprenticeship in Decorative Occupations allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

The CAA / City & Guilds Intermediate Construction Award in Decorative Occupations and an NVQ Level 2 Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT Technical Certificate – Diploma Level 2

You will learn about efficient work practices and storage of resources and well as how to erect and dismantle working platforms. This course also covers applying paint materials by brush and roller, application of standard wallpapers to non-complex areas and basic specialist paint finishes.

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next?

You will be assessed through a combination of practical projects and will also have to complete a phase test and two multi-choice papers.

You can progress on to the Advanced Construction Award in Decorative Occupations or NVQ 2 depending upon your employment status in the industry.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

How do I apply?

You will need to have 4 Ds at GCSE. All learners will be required to complete the Construction Skills Learning Exercise as part of CAA selection process to access the course.

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

Who is it suitable for? If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work,and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

Course code: PWMLPDL2

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost? Courses are free to 16 -18 year olds If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing

How long does it take? Customised to meet individual needs.

Where is the course held? You will attend The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, for 1- 2 days per week to complete relevant theory work and underpinning knowledge requirements. The rest of your training will be carried out in your work placement 3 - 4 days per week.

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David Taylor Decorative Occupations “I’ve made lots of friends and learned lots about my subject.”

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Wall & Floor Tiling – Apprenticeship Level 2, CAA / City & Guilds What does this course cover?

Where is it held?

An Apprenticeship in floor and wall tiling allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

The majority of your training will take place in your work placement. You will be required to attend a weekly session at Chase Tiling Academy.

You will learn about efficient work practices and storage of resources and well as how cut and apply tiles and grout. You will be assessed through a combination of practical projects, written assignments and written tests. You will also have to complete a phase test, two multichoice papers and provide work-based evidence.

What qualification will I get?

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSEs grades D or above. All learners will be required to complete the Construction Skills Learning Exercise as part of CAA selection process to access the course.

Who is it suitable for?

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If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost? Courses are free to 16 – 18 year olds If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing

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How long does it take? Customised to meet specific needs The CAA / City & Guilds Intermediate Construction Award in Trowel Trades and NVQ Level 2 in Tiling Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT The Construction Diploma (Tiling) Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? You can progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Wall and Floor Tiling or employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

Course code: PFCSWFTD/A


Plastering – Apprenticeship Level 2, CAA / City & Guilds

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

An Apprenticeship in Plastering allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

The CAA / City & Guilds Diploma Level 2 in Plastering and NVQ Level 2 in Plastering Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT Technical Certificate - Plastering Level 2 Diploma Employment Rights and Responsibilites.

You will learn about efficient work practices and storage of resources and well as how to prepare surfaces and mix materials. This course also includes plastering techniques. You will be assessed through a combination of practical projects, written assignments and written tests. You will also have to complete a phase test, two multi-choice papers and provide work-based evidence.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSEs grade D or above. All learners will be required to complete the Construction Skills Learning Exercise as part of CAA selection process to access the course.

Who is it suitable for? If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? You can progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship, another course in construction or to employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PWBLPLASL2

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost? Courses are free to 16 -18 year olds If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing

How long does it take? Customised to meet individual needs.

Where is the course held? To be confirmed.

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Wall & Floor Tiling Diploma, Level 2

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This hands-on course is designed to give you a broad overview of the tiling industry as well as some specialist skills in the field. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions that are designed to give you experience in a realistic work environment. You will be assessed on your ability to complete a number of practical tasks

Diploma in Floor & Wall Tiling Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You must have 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above.

Who is it suitable for? Learners who wish to enter the construction industry in the field of floor and wall tiling. Useful also for those wishing to run their own business in this area.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

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Free to under 19s. If you are over 19, please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? Progress Drive, Bridgtown with sessions at Chase Tiling Academy in Hednesford.

How long does it take? 28 weeks, 2 days a week.

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Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? You can progress to a higher level course in construction or to an Apprenticeship, or employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFCSWFTD/A


Plastering Diploma, Level 2

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This hands-on course is designed to give you a broad overview of the plastering industry as well as some specialist skills in the field. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions that are designed to give you experience in a realistic work environment. You will be assessed on your ability to complete a number of practical tasks.

Diploma in Plastering, Level 2 Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You must have 4 GCSEs Grade D or above

Who is it suitable for? Learners who wish to enter the construction industry in the field of plastering or run their own plastering business.

When does it start?

Who is the Examining Body? Construction Awards Alliance / or City & Guilds

What can I do next? You can progress to a higher level course, employment or an Apprenticeship programme.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

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What does it cost?

Course code: PFCSPLSD/A

Free to under 19s. If you are over 19, please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

How long does it take? Full and part-time, one year

Where is the course held? To be confirmed.

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Wall & Floor Tiling – Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3, CAA / City & Guilds What does this course cover?

How long does it take?

An Advanced Apprenticeship in floor and wall tiling allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

Customised to meet specific needs

You will be assessed through a combination of practical projects, written assignments and written tests. You will also have to complete a phase test, two multi-choice papers and provide work-based evidence.

What qualifications do I need to get on it You will need to have completed the L2 Apprenticeship in Floor and Wall Tiling or an equivalent qualification. All learners will be required to complete the Construction Skills Learning Exercise as part of CAA selection process to access the course. You must be employed in the industry

Who is it suitable for?

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If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost? Courses are free to 16 – 18 year olds. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing

Where is it held? The majority of your training will take place in your work placement. You will be required to attend a weekly session at Chase Tiling Academy.

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What qualification will I get? The CAA / City & Guilds Advanced Construction Award in Floor and Wall Tiling and NVQ Level 3 in Tiling Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT Technical Certificate - The Construction Diploma - Tiling Employment Rights and Responsibilites

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds / CITB

What can I do next? You can progress to a higher level course or employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PWBLTILL3


Plastering – Advanced Apprenticeship

Level 3, CAA / City & Guilds

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

An Advanced Apprenticeship in Plastering allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

The CAA / City & Guilds Advanced Construction Award in Plastering and NVQ Level3 in Plastering Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT Technical Certificate - Plastering Level 3 Diploma Employment Responsibilities and Rights

You will learn about efficient work practices and storage of resources and well as how to prepare surfaces and mix materials. You will be assessed through a combination of practical projects, written assignments and written tests. You will also have to complete a phase test, two multi-choice papers and provide work-based evidence.

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds / CAA

What can I do next?

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

You can progress to a higher level course or employment.

You will need to have completed the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plastering or an equivalent qualification. All learners will be required to complete the Construction Skills Learning Exercise as part of CAA selection process to access the course. You must also be employed in the industry.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

Who is it suitable for? If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

Course code:PWBLPLASL3

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost? Courses are free to 16 - 18 year olds. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing

How long does it take? Customised to meet specific needs

Where is the course held? The majority of your training will take place in your work placement.

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Electrical Installation

Electro-Technical Technology Certificate 2330 Level 2 Advanced Apprenticeship in Electro-Technology Level 3

Higher level courses leading to Higher Education

Electrical Engineer Electrician.

Employment

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Electro-technical Technology City & Guilds 2330 Level 2

What does this course cover?

Where is the course held?

There is a good mix of theoretical and practical aspects on this course. The theoretical element covers a wide range of topics from legislation to cable calculations. The practical element is carried out in well equipped workshops at The Progress Centre. You will learn, amongst other things, how to wire simple lighting and power circuits found in domestic premises.

Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

You will also learn about the laws and codes of practice, the use of test instruments, the wiring of circuits as well as how to record and interpret test results.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have 4 GCSEs grade D or above one of which must be Maths.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone interested in working in electrical installation.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

What qualification will I get? The Certificate in Electro-technical Technology-installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds 2330 Level 2. Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds.

What can I do next? You can progress to the City & Guilds Level 3 in Electrical Installation Theory and Practice or to an Apprenticeship.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFTEI/A

No cost to full time students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing. You will need to provide your own copy of the IEE Wiring Regulations and the On Site Guide along with boots and overalls.

How long does it take? 1 year. Either one day a week (full-time) or two evenings a week (part-time).

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Electro - Technical Technology Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3 What does this course cover?

What does it cost?

An Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

Courses are free to 16 - 18 year olds If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing

A great introduction to electrical installation work, this course will provide you with knowledge, skills and a relevant qualification with on the job experience within the electrical installation industry. You will learn craft theory and regulations, mathematics and electrical science as well as studying basic electronics, calculations and taking part in practical activities. You will undertake a number of practical projects within the classroom and fully equipped workshops to develop your electrical craft skills. You will also be encouraged to build up a portfolio of work to show to prospective employers.

Where is the course held?

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

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How long does it take? Customised to meet individual needs. The majority of your training will take place in your work placement. You will be required to attend college at The Progress Centre, Bridgtown for one day a week.

What qualification will I get? City and Guilds 2330 in Electro-technical Technology and NVQ Level 3 Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

You must have completed the Level 2 course

Who is the Examining Body?

Who is it suitable for?

City & Guilds

Anyone interested in working within the electrical installation industry. If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

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What can I do next? You can progress to employment

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PWBLBWKL3


Hairdressing Routes to Hairdressing Entry Level NVQ 1 in Hairdressing Level 1 NVQ 2 in Hairdressing Level 2 14-19 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Level 2

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Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Level 2

NVQ 3 in Hairdressing Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Level 3 Hairdressing

Higher Education

OR

Foundation Degree in Salon Management Level 4

Salon Stylist Colour Technician Freelance Hairdresser Salon Owner/Manager Barber Hairdresser Hair Stylist

Employment

"Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.� Baltasar Gracian


Routes to Hairdressing Entry Level, Edexcel

What does this course cover?

Who is the Examining Body?

This course will cover the skills required to develop onto progression routes to work within the hairdressing industry. You will also have the opportunity to develop the life skills needed. You will achieve units in Beauty as part of the Edexcel Framework in Skills For Life and Work and improve your literacy and numeracy skills.

Edexcel Literacy and numeracy qualifications will be certificated by VTCT

What qualifications do I need to get on it? No formal qualifications are required for this course.

Who is it suitable for? It is suitable for you if you are unsure about what career you would like to pursue. It will give you an opportunity to improve on literacy and numeracy skills, whilst having a taster in career of interest.

What can I do next? You may progress to another unit within the Edexcel framework in Skills For Life and Work, or to a Level 1 course in Hairdressing.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFABR2/A

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

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There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission. Please note that there are additional costs for uniform and a kit of equipment, prices are available at Learner Support Services.

Emma Fox Routes to Hairdressing

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

What qualification will I get? You will achieve a unit towards the Edexcel qualification in Skills For Life and Work. Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

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“I’ve learnt a lot on my course and had a great time too.”


Hairdressing

Jodie Smithyman Hairdressing NVQ Level 1

NVQ Level 1, City & Guilds

“I really enjoy hairdressing and assisting in the salon is a great chance to gain work experience.�

What does this course cover? You will study all aspects of salon services and gain an excellent insight into the hairdressing industry. You will learn about customer service and salon reception duties, personal presentation and health and safety as well as industry and occupation awareness. The course covers all aspects of hairdressing, theory and practical including shampoo and conditioning treatments, perming, colouring, cutting and blow drying and setting .

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You must have 3 GCSEs Grade E or above.

Who is it suitable for? Anybody that is interested in hairdressing.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission. Please note that there are additional costs for uniform and a kit of equipment, prices are available at Learner Support Services.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

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What qualification will I get? You will get a N.V.Q Level 1 in Hairdressing plus Certificates in Manicure, Pedicure and Nail Art Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, and numeracy

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? This may allow you to progress on to N.V.Q Level 2.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFCHXF

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14-19 Diploma in Hair and Beauty V.T.C.T./Habia - Equivalent to Level 2 What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This diploma offers a real alternative to traditional learning routes offering a blend of academic and vocational learning, through a rigorous programme of study, facilitating the development of key employability skills coupled with important basics such as English, Maths and ICT. Principal learning will develop selected knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to hair and beauty using realistic work experience.

Foundation Diploma in Hair and Beauty

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You must have 4 GSCEs at Grade D or above.

Who is it suitable for? The Specialised Diploma is designed to give young people aged 14 - 19 the skills and knowledge necessary to progress onto employment, training and further or higher education.

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When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? Free to under 19s. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services.

Where is it held? A collection of local schools, local businesses and Cannock Chase Technical College at The Green).

How long does it take? Customised to meet individual requirements.

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Who is the Examining Body? V.T.C.T

What can I do next? The Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies will teach a combination of theory and practice enabling young people to be successful and allowing them to pursue a variety of career pathways and complimentary industries such as; Hairdresser, Barber, Beauty Therapist, Nail Technician, Trichologist, Receptionist, Manager, Spa Therapist, Customer services, retail services. Also progression onto Higher Diploma and Advanced Diploma.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFCHXINT/A


Hairdressing Fastrack NVQ Level 2, City & Guilds

What does this course cover?

Who is the Examining Body?

This is a one year intensive hairdressing course where you will study all aspects of hairdressing both theory and practical. You will study all aspects of hairdressing, theory and practical including shampoo and conditioning treatments, perming, colouring, cutting, blow-drying and setting.

City & Guilds

You will then be asked to select one optional unit from reception duties, working as a team or basic plaiting techniques.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You are required to have two GCSEs at grades ‘c’ or above or equivalent qualifications. You must be able to work as part of a team, and hold good communication, artistic and co-ordination skills.

What can I do next? This will allow you to progress on to N.V.Q Level 3, which is an advanced level course.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFCHXINT/A

Who is it suitable for? Anybody that is interested in the hairdressing and beauty industry and would like to become a qualified hairstylist.

When does it start? September 2009

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What does it cost?

Hairdressing NVQ Level 2

There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission. Please note that there are additional costs for uniform and a kit of equipment, prices are available at Learner Support Services.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock or at The Aelfgar Centre in Rugeley.

“This course is a lot of fun and very enjoyable, a great opportunity into the open world.”

What qualification will I get? You will get a N.V.Q Level 2 in Hairdressing

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Hairdressing

NVQ Level 3, City & Guilds What does this course cover? This course will give you an extensive knowledge of all areas of hairdressing. You will gain an excellent qualification, which can lead you into many different directions within the hairdressing industry; you will study how to ensure your own action reduces risks to health and safety as well as how to promote additional products or services to clients. You will learn how to provide hairdressing consultation services and how to create a wide variety of looks with a combination of cutting techniques. You have the option of choosing five areas from the following: hairdressing skills, styling and dressing hair, style and dressing long hair, colour correction, advanced colouring of hair, hair extensions,customer service and how to carry out a promotional activity.

What qualification will I get? You will get a N.V.Q Level 3 in Hairdressing Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? You can move into employment or progress to Higher Education (Foundation Degree coming soon!)

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFCH3/A

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You are required to have your N.V.Q Level 2 in hairdressing and some previous salon experience.

Who is it suitable for?

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Anybody who is employed in the hairdressing industry and who would like to update and develop their career.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? No cost to full time students under 19 If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing. Please note that there are additional costs for uniform and a kit of equipment, prices are available at Learner Support Services.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

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Edward Toon Hairdressing NVQ Level 3 “College provides able, pleasant teaching staff with a lot of patience and who are very friendly.�


Hairdressing - Apprenticeship

NVQ 2 Apprenticeship & NVQ 3 Advanced Apprenticeship What does this course cover?

An Apprenticeship in Hairdressing allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds. Your Apprenticeship will give you a unique experience of gaining your hairdressing qualification along with gaining experience and friendship within a working environment. You will be placed in one of our numerous salons or you can gain your own working environment with guidance and support from our team of work-based trainers. Whilst working in your salon you will be trained on day release style training, visiting our college once a week to gain your theory knowledge. Your practical training will be targeted within our salon. All practical work will be either assessed with a salon assessor or you will be given placement officer that will be booked through yourself to view and asses your work within the salon. All students who wish to join our course will be expected to complete their Key Skills qualification along with their NVQ.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

We prefer you to hold at least 5 GCSE Qualifications at D or above (this is preferable due to the course structure). You do not need to hold any prior qualification within Hairdressing to be accepted on to the course.

Who is it suitable for?

Any one who has a flare for style or who expresses a creative style. If you can work well within a team and can easily communicate with all ages and gender then this course is ideal for you. If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

Courses are free to 16 – 18 year olds. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing.

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Where is it held?

The majority of your training will take place in your work placement. You will be required to attend college at The Green, Cannock for one day a week.

How long does it take?

The length of your course will dependent on yourself, we give you a time scale of 22 months to complete your entire course. This can be shorter with hard work and commitment from you. All salon work will be assessed through salon assessors or your placement officer. Salon work will be targeted with your salon trainer present.

What qualification will I get?

Your will receive a full NVQ City & Guilds Level 2 / Level 3 qualification along with a Communication Level 1 / 2 Certificate and Application of Number Level 1 / 2 Certificate. On completion of the full framework you will receive a bonus payment.

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next?

You can progress within your own salon to gain Stylist position - Colouring technician - Cutting technician Art Director - You can also progress within your job role to our level 3 program which consist of NVQ level 3 qualification Key Skills level 2 Communication Key Skills level 2 Application of Number

How do I apply?

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFCHXINT/A

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Foundation Degree in Salon Management What does this course cover?

How long does it take?

Awaiting validation. It is hoped that this course will combine technical know how with essential business skills to enable students to manage and run their own beauty salons.

Part time for 2 years

What qualifications do I need to get on it? This will be assessed on an individual basis and all applicants will be interviewed. If you are applying for the course at 18 years of age, you would normally be expected to have successfully completed one of the following: BTEC National Diploma in a related area At least one GCS A level in a related area Advanced GNVQ in a related area. Mature students would require enthusiasm, commitment and relevant experience.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone interested in running or managing a hairdressing salon.

When does it start?

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September 2009

What does it cost? Please contact Student Support Services for information on fees.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

Higher education in association with Staffordshire University

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What qualification will I get? Foundation Degree in Salon Management

Who is the Examining Body? To be decided

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFCHFDSM


Health & Social Care Routes to Health & Social Care Entry Level Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 1 First Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care Level 2

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BTEC Nationals in Health & Social Care Level 3

Higher level courses leading to Higher Education

Social Worker Private Carer Care Home Supervisor Care Assistant Advice Worker Personal Advisor Charity Worker Nursing Mid-Wife Nutritional Therapist Physiotherapist Probation Officer

Employment

"I truly believe that individuals can make a difference in society...it is up to each of us to make the best of our time to help to create a happier world.� Dalai Lama


Routes to Health & Social Care Entry Level, Certificate, Edexcel What does this course cover?

You will discover how to care for different people in the community, who cares and why we care. You will also find out about how you can care for yourselves. The course looks at health & safety issues that face everyone when they begin work, or begin to live more independent lives. You will explore changes within the family, looking at responsibilities within the family including support systems and you will be encouraged to look at your own lifestyle, comparing it to a range of current ideas that relate to a healthy lifestyle.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You do not need any formal qualifications for this course.

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? You can progress to the BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care or Level 1 in Catering and Hospitality

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFNEHSC/1A

Who is it suitable for? Anyone who has an interest in caring for themselves and others

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

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There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 or 2 years

What qualification will I get?

Entry Level Certificate in Life Skills Year 1 Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Working Life (Health & Social Care) Year 2 Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

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Kirsty Dunning Routes to Health & Social Care “The course is really good and the support staff help you a lot. Everyone is very friendly.�


Health & Social Care

Introductory Diploma, Level 1, Edexcel What does this course cover?

Who is the Examining Body?

This is a one-year course designed to develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills for successful employment in the caring services or starting work in Health and Social Care. You will explore the variety of jobs that are available in the health, social care or early years sector and look at what it means to be at work in these sectors. You will also be introduced to the practical skills you will need for care work and will explore the needs of children, finding out how to care for their health and well being and contribute to their development. You are introduced to the way society views and treats different groups of people and will consider how the environment can affect the health of an individual and the community.

Edexcel

What can I do next? You can progress to Level 2 courses e.g. BTEC First Diploma in Caring or Level 2 Childcare courses.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFNFHSC/A

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 3 GCSEs Grade E or above, and one of which must be English. You should also have an interest in working in the caring services.

Who is it suitable for?

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People who are interested in moving into a care related career including working with children, older people or people with a disability.

Health & Social Care Introductory Diploma

When does it start?

“The course is very educational and the tutors and support workers are very helpful.�

September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

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Nicola Oakden Health & Social Care first Diploma

“My course is great, we look at a lot of the aspects involved in the care sector. It’s full of opportunities with lots of fun too.”

Health & Social Care

BTEC First Diploma, Level 2, Edexcel What does this course cover? This is a one year course designed to develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills for successful employment in the caring services or progression onto a higher level course e.g. Double award advance GCE in Health & Social Care, BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. You will study the following communication and individual rights within the Health and Social Care sectors, cultural diversity in Health and Social Care, human lifespan development and creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care. Additional units on the course include emergency first aid, infection control and basic food hygiene.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSEs grade D or above or GNVQ Foundation health & Social Care or a BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care Mature candidates welcomed after interview

Who is it suitable for?

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Anyone who is interested in a career in nursing, social work, childcare and professional allied to medicine, social care and teaching.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

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What qualification will I get? BTEC First Diploma in Health & Social Care Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? You can progress to Level 3 courses e.g. Double award advance GCE in Health & Social Care, BTEC National Diploma in Early Years

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFNFIC/A


Health & Social Care – Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship & NVQ

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

An Apprenticeship in Care allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care Technical Certificate – Supporting Care Practice Level 2 Qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT Employment Responsibilities and Rights

On this course you will develop your knowledge and practice of health and social care. You will learn about health and safety issues; develop communication skills and how to complete records for individuals. It covers all aspects of care and protection of individuals.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to be over 18 years of age and hold a suitable work placement

Who is it suitable for? Anyone interested in working in a care environment. If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? Develop a career in care, or go on to the Level 3 Award in Health & Social Care.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PWBLCAREL2

When does it start? Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost? If you are 18 the course is free If you are 19 and over please contact Learner Support Services for pricing.

Where is it held?

Kerry Gamble Health & Social Care Apprenticeship

You will be assessed in the workplace and will be required to attend College at The Green for 3 hours per week (one day) for the first 10 weeks of your programme. This is to gain the underpinning knowledge part of the qualification.

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How long does it take? Customised to meet individual needs

“I enjoy this style of learning, it’s made me rethink my education. I hope to complete NVQs at Level 2 and 3 and move into Social work.”

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Jackie Powell Health & Social Care Double Award GCE “Brilliant course! I’m really enjoying my time here met both great friends and great teachers.”

Health & Social Care BTEC National, Edexcel, Level 3 What does this course cover?

This two year course provides you with an excellent step towards careers in nursing, public services, social work and public health. The course offers a wide mixture of theoretical modules accompanied with a valuable practical work based placement, enabling you link theory to current health and social care. There are eight compulsory core units plus a range of specialist areas you will be studying over the two years. You will have the opportunity to gaining a broad understanding of the sector and a specialist understanding of the specific areas such as caring for children or the elderly.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? 4 GCSEs at C grade or above- English language at C grade is essential BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education Key Skill Communication Level 2

Who is it suitable for?

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For anyone with an interest in health and social care career pathways

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full Time, 2 year

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What qualification will I get? Level 3 BTEC National in Health & Social Care Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? The course forms a pathway to future careers in children’s and adult nursing, midwifery, health studies, public health, and social work.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFNNDHSC/1A


IT / Computers

Routes to ICT Entry Level Introductory Diploma in IT @ Work Level 1 First Diploma, IT Practitioners Level 2 14 - 19 IT Diploma Level 2

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National Diploma, IT Practitioners Level 3 National Diploma in Media Games Level 3 Development

Higher level courses leading to Higher Education Computer Engineer Communications Manager IT Support Officer Computer Analyst Computer Programmer Web Developer E-Commerce Manager IT Systems Manager Computer Operator Software Developer Database Developer

OR

Employment

"I feel certain that the personal computer is as revolutionary in terms of the way it will change the way we work, learn and entertain ourselves as any of those previous advances.� Bill Gates


Routes to Information Communication Technology

Entry Level, Edexcel

What does this course cover?

What can I do next?

This course will cover skills required to develop onto progression routes to work within the ICT industry. You will also have the opportunity to develop the life skills needed.

You may progress on to another unit within the Edexcel framework in Skills for Life and Work or to a Level 1 course in ICT.

You will achieve units in ICT as part of the Edexcel Framework in Skills for Life and Work and improve your literacy and numeracy skills.

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

How do I apply?

No formal qualifications are required for this course.

Course Code: PFSS4L/A

Who is it suitable for? This course is suitable for people who are unsure about what career they would like to pursue. It gives you an opportunity to improve on literacy and numeracy skills, whilst having a taster in a career of interest.

When does it start? This course starts in September, however, learners will be able to join the course later in the year.

What does it cost?

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There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown.

What qualification will I get? You will achieve a unit towards the Edexcel qualification in Skills for Life and Work.

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel. Literacy and Numeracy qualifications will be certificated by City & Guilds.

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Greg Emery Routes to IT “I’m having a great time at college and I’m learning a lot.”


IT @ Work

BTEC Introductory Diploma, Level 1, Edexcel What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This qualification is designed to develop personal skills and qualities needed for work. The course is made up of eight units, including: Starting work and advancing work in the IT industry, developing skills in IT as well as developing personal effectiveness. You will learn about social responsibility at work as well as PC systems, IT applications ad digital devices. You will also study core and wider key skills.

BTEC Introductory Diploma in IT @ Work Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy and numeracy

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You should have three GSCEs at Grade E or above. Mature students may be accepted with relevant experience.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone wishing to develop basic skills with a view to working in the IT industry

When does it start? September 2009

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? BTEC First Diploma for IT Practitioners Diploma in Digital Applications

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFSIDTP/A

What does it cost? No cost to full time students under 19 If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing.

Where is it held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

Laura Smith IT @ Work “I like the wide variety of topics on the course, its really enjoyable.�

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Simon Hicks

IT Practitioners

BTEC First Diploma, Level 2, Edexcel

IT Practitioners National Diploma Year 1 “I enjoy the chance to be creative and am learning new skills all the time.”

What does this course cover? This qualification will help to provide preparation for employment and/ or provide career development opportunities for those already in work. The course includes a wide range of units to give you an opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques essential for successful careers in IT. These units include: Introduction to Computer Systems, Uses of IT, Information Systems, Introduction to Databases and Business Applications. You will also study Web Development and AiDA – a new digital qualification as well as Key Skills and Wider Key Skills.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSEs grades D or above but mature students will also be accepted with relevant experience.

Who is it suitable for? The BTEC First Diploma is designed to provide a work-related qualification for a range of Computing sectors.

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When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

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What qualification will I get? BTEC First Diploma Award in Digital Applications Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy and numeracy

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? You can progress onto the BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners or enter employment in IT support or various Trainee IT positions

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: FS1STDITP/A


IT Practitioners

BTEC National Diploma, Level 3, Edexcel What does this course cover?

How long does it take?

This course is designed to provide you with specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. The course will prepare you for employment and/or provide career development opportunities if you are already in work. The course includes a wide range of units to give you an opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques essential for successful careers in IT. On successful completion of the course, you can progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the vocational area. In the first year you will learn about language and communications, computer systems, software development, user support, business IT, website development and much more.

Full –Time, 2 years

In your second year you will cover communications technology, systems analysis and design, multi media technology and E-commerce. You will also learn about data communications and networks as well as systems justification.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

What qualification will I get? BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners City & Guilds Qualification in Systems Support Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy and numeracy

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? You can enter a specialist area of employment in ICT, or progress into Higher Education.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

You will need to have 4 GCSES grade C or above although mature students will also be accepted with relevant experience.

Course code: PFSNDPITP/1A

Who is it suitable for? The BTEC National Diploma is suitable for 16 - 19 year olds who have already decided that they wish to go into this area of work. Adult learners may wish to take the course in order to enter a specialist area of employment. All learners may progress into Higher Education.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

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Kimberlee Winiscroft IT Practitioners (General) National Diploma Level 3 “I’m enjoying the course that I’m on, it has allowed me to acheive more than I thought I could and I am really looking forward to next year.”

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14 - 19 Diploma IT Level 2, Edexcel

What does this course cover?

Who is the Examining Body?

This qualification will help you acquire knowledge and develop valuable transferable skills within the IT and telecommunications sector. You’ll be looking at the e-economy in-depth, which could lead to a career as an IT professional, business manager or entrepreneur

Edexcel

The diploma puts equal emphasis on business, people and technology.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSEs grade D or above, but mature students will also be accepted with relevant experience.

Who is it suitable for? The New Diploma is designed to provide work-related qualification for a range of computing sectors for 14 to 19 year olds. You will learn about IT through real-life work situations, including the internet, multimedia solutions and the use of technology in sport and music.

When does it start?

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September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Progress Centre, Progress Drive, Bridgtown, Cannock.

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Information Technology

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What can I do next? You can progress onto Level 3 Information Technology Diploma or to the BTEC National for IT Practitioners or enter employment in IT

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFSVDIT/A


Media Games Development

BTEC National Diploma, Level 3, Edexcel

What does this course cover?

This course will develop your ability to create a video gaming product giving you practical experience in: Games Design, Multimedia Authoring, Digital Design, Animation Drawing and Image Manipulation. You will also be able to develop further core skills in communication, numeracy and information technology. Examples of the modules studied on this course include: 3D Modelling, 3D Animation, 3D Environments, Games Engines, Object Oriented Design, Games Design and Developing a Small Business in the Media Industries.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

4 GCSEs grade C or above or equivalent. English and Mathematics or the equivalent key or basic skills must be included within the learner’s portfolio of GCSE qualifications. It is preferred that ICT has been studied at GCSE level. We also welcome applications from individuals returning to education with a sincere wish to commit to a two year course and undertake any additional study as required.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for learners who would like to develop a career within the growing games industry. Learners will be encouraged to progress to university where the subject can be studied at a further advanced level. The skills developed on the course will allow a learner to progress to a job in a games development company at junior level. Freelance work will also be explored and encouraged. Learners will develop skills for gaining the confidence in becoming self employed.

When does it start? September 2009

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What does it cost?

There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission

Where is it held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? BTEC National Diploma in Games Development Key Skills Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Accounts

How Long Does It Take? Full Time, 1 Year

Who is the Examining Body?

EDEXCEL City and Guilds Institute of Accounts and Book keeping

What can I do next? Degree in Games Development Employment

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFSNDPITM/1A

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Leisure & Sport Science

Introductory Diploma in Sport & Leisure Level 1 First Diploma in Sport (Exercise & Fitness) Level 2 National Diploma in Sport & Level 3 Exercise Science Certificate in Event Management Level 3

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Higher level courses leading to Higher Education

Employment

Personal Trainer Aerobics Instructor Athletics Coach Sports Coach Recreation and Fitness Worker Gym Instructor Health Club Manager Sports Therapist Nutritionist

"Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.� Muhammad Ali


Sport and Leisure

BTEC Introductory Diploma, Level 1, Edexcel What does this course cover? This course is for people who are considering employment in the sport and leisure industry. It all also provides an excellent first step towards level 2 qualifications in Sport Science or Leisure. You will study working in sport and leisure - finding out what types of employment there are in the industry, and how some of these will have an effect on your lifestyle as well as looking at what you can expect from a job in the industry and how your performance will be monitored on the job. Also on the course is an introduction to the body systems and how to keep them healthy by the choice of the right lifestyle. You will also study Personal Effectiveness and Financial Management and well as Customer Service.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have 3 GCSEs grade E or above

Who is it suitable for? People who are thinking about going into the fitness or travel industries.

When does it start?

What qualification will I get? BTEC Introductory Diploma (equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades d-g) Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? You can go on to work in the sport or leisure industry. Students can also progress onto the BTEC First Diploma courses in Sport Science or Leisure courses.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: FMIDSS/A

September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock with sessions at Burntwood Leisure Centre

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Samantha Goodwin Sport & Exercise First Diploma Level 2 “The course is really good fun. We get to play lots of different types of sports and I am enjoying myself a lot.�

Sport (Exercise & Fitness) First Diploma, Level 2, Edexcel What does this course cover?

How long does it take?

The First Diploma is designed to get you thinking about the Exercise Industry. While there are a number of practical units, the focus here is trying to develop the skills to be able to work ias a gym instructor

Full - Time, 1 year

You will learn how to take basic science knowledge (biology, physics etc.) and to relate it to sport as well as how to play and referee in a number of individual and team sports. You will learn specifics about the body and how it is used in sport, how to test fitness, and will understand the different parts to fitness. The rest of the course is designed to help you to understand the body of an athlete. Work Experience will teach you about the sports industry and how to get a job in it. A two week work placement is part of this course.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? 4 GCSEs grade D or above or the Sport & Leisure Introductory Diploma.

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Who is it suitable for? People who are thinking about going into the fitness industry, or those wishing to go into coaching etc. It is an excellent first step for both of these

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

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Where is the course held? Cannock College, The Green, Cannock and Burntwood Leisure Centre

What qualification will I get? BTEC First Diploma (equivalent to 4 GCSEs) Community Sports Leader Award Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? First Diploma students can go on to work in Leisure centres, working towards a Fitness Instructor position. A large number of students progress onto the BTEC National (Level 3) course.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: FMFDSS/A


Sport & Exercise Science BTEC National Diploma, Level 3, Edexcel When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? Austin Mitchell Sport & Exercise National Diploma “My course covers a wide range of topics from the history of sport to the anatomy behind it. I enjoy getting days off which can be spent for private study or to work on assignments as we don’t have to be in college every day.”

There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green and at Burntwood Leisure Centre & Cannock Chase Leisure Centre

How long does it take? Full - Time, 2 years

What qualification will I get? BTEC National Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels) NCFE Coaching Certificate Relevant qualifications as required by the industry and universities in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? What does this course cover?

Edexcel

This course is designed to help you to develop the understanding of sport from a scientific perspective. There are some practical units, but the main focus is to analyse sport and ultimately look at ways of improving sporting performance. You will have the opportunity to learn about Anatomy, Physiology, Sociology, Biomechanics, Psychology and also learn how to conduct scientific research. You will also have a two week work placement as part of this course.

National Diploma students can go on to work in Leisure centres, become sports coaches or take the first steps towards being a sports development officer or PE teacher. Many go on to university to continue to study Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Development or Physical Education.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? 4 GCSEs grade C or above or the BTEC First Diploma in Sport Exercise and Fitness.

Who is it suitable for? Some Leisure Centres now require this qualification for people who wish to go into Fitness Instructing. Also a great first step for those who wish to be PE teachers or coaches

www.cannock.ac.uk

What can I do next?

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: FMNDSS/A

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Certificate in Event Management Level 3, NCFE

What does this course cover?

How long does it take?

The purpose of this course is to allow those people who are working in the events field (or those who wish to) to gain a qualification that will highlight their existing skills and experiences. As part of this course you will cover all aspects of event management from event planning, human resource requirements to customer service and event evaluation.

Full - Time, 1 year

This course is designed for those interested in the catering, music, hospitality, business and travel areas where the ability to effectively run events is important

What qualifications do I need to get on it? 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone who is considering a career in the events management field or those wishing to progress to supervisory level.

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When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

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What qualification will I get? The equivalent to 1 ‘A’ Level in Events Management

Who is the Examining Body? NCFE

What can I do next? You may progress to a higher level course or to employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFMCEM/A


Motor Vehicle

Routes to Motor Vehicle Entry Level Automotive VRQ L1City & Guilds 4101 Level 1 Automotive VRQ L2 City & Guilds 4101 Level 2 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Level 2

Higher level courses leading to Higher Education

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Employment

Car Mechanic Motorcycle Mechanic "Take the attitude of a student, never be too Enigine Reconditioner Automotive Service big to ask questions, never know too much Small Engine Mechanic to learn something new.� Body Repairer Vehicle & Machinery Mechanic (Military) Og Mandino


Routes to Motor Vehicle Entry Level, City & Guilds What does this course cover?

What does it cost?

On this course you will gain the basic knowledge and skills required to progress within the Motor Mechanic Industry. You will learn about engine lubrication and cooling, fuel and exhaust systems, electrical systems, spark ignition systems, braking systems, transmission systems, steering and suspension systems, wheel and tyre systems as well as body and interior cleaning.

Free to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing information. You will be expected to provide your own safety boots and overalls, which are mandatory for all practical classes.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You do need to have any formal qualifications to get onto this course.

Who is it suitable for? Anyone with an interest in the Motor Trade and aspirations to begin a career in the Motor Industry.

When does it start? September 2009

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Routes to Motor Vehicle

“I’m enjoying meeting new people as well as learning new skills that will help me at work.”

Where is it held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? Entry Level 3 Award in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance (3901) Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? Candidates who are successful will be able to progress onto a City & Guilds VRQ Level 1 in Vehicle Maintenance or Body Repair.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFVNESR/A

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Motor Vehicle

Automotive VRQ Level 1, City & Guilds 4101 What does this course cover?

What can I do next?

This course will give you the basic grounding in motor vehicle technologies. You will learn about steering, suspension, engines, transmissions, braking systems, fuel systems, electrical systems and bodywork repair.

Candidates who are successful at Level 1 will be able to progress to:

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

These qualifications are currently offered as either a further one year full-time course or individually as part of an Apprenticeship (subject to suitable work based placements being available).

You will need to have 3 GCSEs at grade E or above.

Who is it suitable for? Young people who have an interest in the motor trade and have aspirations to begin a career in the motor industry.

When does it start?

4101 Level 2 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and 4101 Level 2 in Vehicle Body Repair

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

September 2009

Course code: PFVCO/1A

What does it cost? Free to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing information. You will be expected to provide your own safety boots and overalls, which are mandatory for all practical classes.

Where is it held? The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

How long does it take?

Mike Read Vehicle Maintenance & Body Repair Level 1

Full-time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? City & Guilds 4101 – Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 1. City & Guilds 4101 - Certificate in Vehicle Body Repair Level 1. Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

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“I enjoy the hands on aspects of the course, working with different cars and how to repair engines and body work.”

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Adam Ball Motor Vehicle VRQ Level 2 “Classes are a great mixture of theory and practice skills. I enjoy the social side of college too.�

Motor Vehicle

Automotive VRQ Level 2, City & Guilds 4101 What does this course cover? On this course you will develop your skills in the routine servicing of cars, identifying faults, system performance, preparing new and used vehicles for customer use, safe working practices, customer service, maintenance and repair.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have successfully completed the City & Guilds Automotive VRQ Level 1 or 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above

Who is it suitable for? Anyone with an aptitude for working with motor vehicles and who would like to develop their skills in this further.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

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What qualification will I get? City & Guilds 4101 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2. City & Guilds 4101 in Vehicle Body Repair Level 2. Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT N.B If you choose the Apprenticeship training route you are also given the opportunity to work towards an NVQ Level 2 qualification in either Vehicle Maintenance or Vehicle body repair.

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

Free to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing information. You will be expected to provide your own safety boots and overalls, which are mandatory for all practical classes.

You can progress onto an apprenticeship and work towards: City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance or Body Repair. You can also gain employment in the motor vehicle industry.

Where is it held?

How do I apply?

The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year Work Based training 2 years

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What can I do next?

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFVCO/2A


Motor Vehicle - Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2, City and Guilds 4101

What does this course cover?

When does it start?

An Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle allows you to gain on the job training in a work placement. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true - but as an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds.

Apprenticeships start throughout the year, not just in September, so you can apply at any time.

What does it cost?

We offer Motor Vehicle foundation apprenticeships in: Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Motor Vehicle Body Repair.

Courses are free to 16 – 18 year olds. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for pricing.

These lead to NVQs at Level 2 (Plus Key Skills and technical certificates for learners aged 16 - 24 years).

The majority of your training will take place in your work placement. You will be required to attend college at The Progress Centre, Bridgtown for one or two days a week.

You will attend college for one day a week to work towards the technical certificate and key skills, the rest of the week you will be in the workplace. You will get full support from qualified staff who will visit and assess you in the workplace where most of your training will be gained.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above in Maths and English (or equivalent)

Who is it suitable for? Anyone who plans a career in the motor trade as either a mechanic or body repairer. If you have the dedication to succeed in the world of work, and you’re not afraid to commit yourself to one, two or even three years of training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be for you.

Where is it held?

How long does it take? Customised to meet individual needs

What qualification will I get? On completion you should achieve (within your chosen route): City and Guilds 4101 NVQ Level 2 City and Guilds 4101 VRQ Level 2 (technical certificate) Qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT Employment Responsibilities and Rights

Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? Thomas Marrion Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship Level 2 “I enjoy learning and earning - I like having a chance to earn money and get valuable work experience whilst working towards a qualification.”

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Having achieved a Foundation apprenticeship at Level 2 you can progress to an advanced Apprenticeship that has qualifications at Level 3.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PWBLMVML2

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Music Technology

First Diploma, Music Technology Level 2 National Diploma, Music Technology Level 3

Higher level courses leading to Higher Education Employment

Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Agent Broadcaster Distributor Engineer Music Editor Sound Writer Manager Producer Tour Manager Video Director

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.� Victor Hugo


Music Technology

BTEC First Diploma, Level 2, Edexcel What does this course cover?

How long does it take?

The six-unit BTEC First Diploma in Music offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the music sector. The music industry is about much more than being able to play an instrument. The choice of units within these qualifications reflects this with units on the music industry, developing as a musical performer and working as an ensemble being included for the first time.

Full Time - 1 year

Learners who complete the First Diploma in Music will have an excellent grounding in a range of musical skills and areas, which will act as solid background for progression to a BTEC National in either Music Practice or Music Technology.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSEs grades D or above, but mature learners will also be accepted with relevant experience.

What qualification will I get? BTEC First Diploma in Music Relevant qualifications as required by industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? You can progress to a higher level course or employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

Who is it suitable for? Learners that wish to gain qualifications related to the music industry.

Course code: PFSFDMT/A

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? Greenwood Studios, Hednesford and Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock.

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Music Technology

BTEC National Diploma Level 3, Edexcel What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This course is for musicians and non musicians alike who wish to be involved in the technology of music. It is for students who want to record, edit and improvise using a variety of modern techniques.

BTEC National Diploma in Music Relevant qualifications as required by industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

The units within the course offer you a range of options including understanding and investigating the industry, recording and editing live sound, using software application for original creation. You will cover creating and marketing a music product, music sequencing, audio engineering, computer music systems, acoustics, multimedia and much more.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need 4 GCSEs grades C or above, but mature learners will also be accepted with relevant experience.

Who is it suitable for? Learners that wish to gain qualifications related to the music industry.

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When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? Greenwood Studios, Hednesford and Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock.

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

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Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next? You can progress to a higher level course or to employment.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk


Public Services

Introductory Diploma in Public Services Level 1 First Diploma in Public Services Level 2 National Diploma in Public Services Level 3

Higher level courses leading to Higher Education Employment

Police Fire Brigade Traffic Warden Army Prison Officer Paramedic Custom Officers Immigration Officers Royal Marines Navy Royal Engineers Security

"All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.� Albert Einstein


Public Services

BTEC Introductory Diploma, Level 1, Edexcel What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This course will enable you to understand the roles and employment opportunities within the public services. You will be encouraged to understand the importance of fitness, diet and lifestyle and know the fitness levels required for work in the public services. You will learn about the benefits of living in a diverse society and how to be a good citizen. You will also be introduced to map work and navigation skills. You will take part in team building activities and also understand how the public services deal with members of the public and emergency situations.

BTEC First Diploma in Public Services Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will need to have 3 GCSEs grade E or above.

Who is it suitable for? This course is ideal for school leavers or anyone who wishes to pursue a career in public services

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When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

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Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel.

What can I do next? You can go on to study the BTEC National Diploma in Public Services

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: PFMFDPS/AÂ


Public Services

BTEC First Diploma, Level 2, Edexcel What does this course cover?

Who is the Examining Body?

You should consider this course if you are interested in working in any of the following public service areas: police, army, fire, ambulance, prison service. This is a theory-based course with guest speakers and visits to various public services venues. You will learn to work as part of a team and take part in team activities as well as developing a personal fitness programme to improve your general health and fitness. The course will also give you an understanding of the English legal system and the rights of an individual in the legal process. This will involve visits to the different court systems. You will also study crime and the effects of crime on the individual and community.

Edexcel

What can I do next? You can go on to study the BTEC National Diploma in Public Services

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFMFDPS/A

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will be required to have 4 GCSEs grade D or above

Who is it suitable for? This course is ideal for school leavers or anyone who wishes to pursue a career in public services.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

Where is it held?

Lucy Egan Public Services First Diploma “I enjoy the Public Service course because we get the opportunity to go on trips I’d never dream of, like our trip to see how public services operate in Cyprus! Plus the staff are ace!”

The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? BTEC First Diploma in Public Services Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

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Public Services

Matthew Taylor Public Services National Diploma

BTEC National Diploma, Level 3, Edexcel

“I am enjoying the chance to interact with the different public services.”

What does this course cover? You should consider this course if you are interested in working in senior positions in any of the following public service areas: police, army, fire, ambulance, prison service. This is a theory-based course with guest speakers and visits to various public services venues. Units covered on the course include examining the different styles of leadership and their effectiveness within the public services, identifying the qualities associated with a ‘good’ citizen and the effect of this on the individual, the environment and the work of the public services. You will also gain an understanding of the development and structure of the public sector and how technological changes have affected the public sector organisations. The course teaches you about the roles and responsibilities of uniformed services and investigating the roles of the media in the reporting of information.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

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4 GCSEs grade C or above, successful completion of First Diploma course, an appropriate Level 2 qualification.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 2 years

What qualification will I get? BTEC National Diploma in Public Services Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel

What can I do next?

Who is it suitable for?

Employment into Public Services or progression onto university to study: criminology, psychology, law.

Anyone interested in a career in the public services.

How do I apply?

When does it start?

Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

September 2009

What does it cost? There is no cost to students under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services for information on pricing and Fee Remission.

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Course Code: PFMNDPS/1A


Skills for Life & Work

Routes to College Entry Level 1 Routes to College Entry Level 2 Routes to College Entry Level 3 College Course Level 1 College Course Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 2

OR

Higher level courses Employment Care Assistant Support Worker Catering Assistant Retail Assistant Engineering/Mechanical Assistant General Office Worker Nursery Assistant Charity Volunteer Worker Home Repair Assistant

"Aim for success not perfection. Never give up on your right to be wrong because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.� Dr David Burns


John Bloxham Routes to College “I am learning literac and numeracy skills which are important to me. I’ve made a lot of new friends since coming here.”

Routes to College

Entry Level 1, 2 and 3, Edexcel What does this course cover?

This course will enable you to develop a clearer understanding of working life with some vocational taster modules and core subjects. You will be encouraged to focus and develop your strengths and weaknesses at the level most appropriate for you. Vocational tasters are likely to be taken from the following: Car Valeting and Motor Vehicle, Catering, Construction and Workshop Skills, Caring, Hairdressing, Business Ddministration, Art, Electronics and Information Communication Technology. You will study Skills for Life literacy and numeracy at Entry Level and a range of other modules including IT, Social Development Activities, Preparing for Work, Art, Catering, Creative Activities and Health and Safety in the Work Place. Tutorial support is also provided.

What qualifications do I need to get on it?

You will be invited to an informal interview. The emphasis is not on how many qualifications have been achieved, but on a willingness to learn and motivation.

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Who is it suitable for?

The course is suitable for students who are interested in a course with vocational links to gain a better understanding or the world of work and education, whilst improving their communication, literacy and numeracy skills.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost?

There is currently no charge for this course for under 19s. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock

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How long does it take?

It is a full time course and you can work towards skills at Entry 1, 2 or 3. This course develops skills at the your own pace. You can enrol on the course each academic year until you have reached your full potential or feel confident to move on the work or another course.

What qualification will I get? Edexcel Skills 4 Living and Work ESB Spoken English Relevant qualifications as required by the industry in literacy, numeracy and ICT

Who is the Examining Body? Edexcel ESB City & Guilds

What can I do next? You can complete another year at a higher level or progress onto another course.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course Code: Entry Level 1 - PFGSALW/E1 Entry Level 2 - PFGS4LW/E2 Entry Level 3 - PFGS4LW/E3


Supported Learning

Esential Living Skills Socialisation & Communication Independent Living Employment Training & Skills Skills for Life & Work Entry Level 1 Skills for Life & Work Entry Level 2 Skills for Life & Work Entry Level 2

College Courses Level 1


Towards Essential Living Skills ASDAN

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This course will help you to develop a range of idependent living skills through a variety of modules. You will study Skills for Life literacy and numeracy from pre entry up to entry level as well as a range of ASDAN modules. These include Citizenship, Personal Safety, Popular Culture, Creativity (ART) and Independent Living.

ASDAN Module Certification College Certificate Key / Basic Skills at the appropriate level

There is also a range of other lessons including Tutorials.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? No formal qualifications but students will be expected to have achieved a basic level of both personal and social independence. Students will be invited for an interview to discuss their individual needs and requirements.

Who is it suitable for? This course is suitable for students who require help with social interaction skills.

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Who is the Examining Body? ASDAN

What can I do next? The course will enable you to progress to the EDEXCEL Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Life and Work, or if further social and personal development is required, onto the Socialisation and Communication course.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk

When does it start?

Course Code: PFGTEL/A

September 2009

What does it cost? This course is currently free of charge to those under the age of 19. If you are over 19, please contact Learner Support Services.

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock and The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

How long does it take? Learners complete the course over 1 year.

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Samantha Morris Towards Essential Living Skills “I’ve enjoyed the course it’s been fun and different for me.”


Socialisation and Communication

ASDAN

What does this course cover?

Who is the Examining Body?

This course will help you to develop social skills and self - confidence through literacy and numeracy from pre entry up to entry level. A range of ASDAN modules are also covered which include relationships, coping with people, the world around us, using the computer, recognising everyday signs and making pictures. You will also study a module dedicated to being out in the community.

ASDAN

There is also a range of other lessons including Tutorials.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? No formal qualifications but students will be invited for interview to discuss their individual needs and requirements.

What can I do next? You may progress to the Towards Essential Living Skills or Pre - Vocational studies by ensuring social and communication skills are adequate.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFGSAC

Who is it suitable for? Suitable for students who have learning difficulties and who may require help with social interaction skills.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? This course is free of charge

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock and The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

What qualification will I get? ASDAN Module Certification College Certificate Key / Basic Skills at the appropriate level

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Michael Sarginson Socialisation & Communication “I joined the course hoping to improve my skills and I have.�

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Employment Training Skills Course City & Guilds

What does this course cover?

What qualification will I get?

This course will help you to develop an understanding of working life with some vocational taster modules and core subjects:

Skills for Life Certificate City & Guilds ETS Entry Level 3 Basic / Key Skills at the appropriate level

Vocational tasters are likely to be taken from the following: Car Valeting and Motor Vehicle, Catering, Construction and Workshop Skills, Caring, Hairdressing, Art and Information Communication Technology. The course will focus on Skills for Life, literacy and numeracy at pre-entry level.

What qualifications do I need to get on it? You will be accepted on the basis of interview where there is relevant experience, maturity and independence. Students that have successfully completed the Socialisation and Communication or Towards Essential Living Skills courses are also eligible to apply.

Who is it suitable for?

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Who is the Examining Body? City & Guilds

What can I do next? This course may enable you to progress to Employment, E to E, Level 1 Courses or Voluntary Work.

How do I apply? Contact Admissions at Learner Support Services on 01543 462200 or complete the application form in the prospectus. You can also apply on line at www.cannock.ac.uk Course code: PFGETS/A

The course is suitable for students who are interested in a course with vocational links and have learning difficulties.

When does it start? September 2009

What does it cost? This course is free of charge to those under 19. If you are over 19 please contact Learner Support Services

Where is it held? The Green, Cannock and The Progress Centre, Bridgtown, Cannock

How long does it take? Full - Time, 1 year

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Graham Teece Employment Training Skills

“I’ve learnt useful IT skills and enjoyed the health and safety part of the course. I’ve made lots of friends with my classmates.”


2009 - Dates for your diary Open Days for 2009-2010 (all dates 4pm - 8pm) Thursday 27th November Monday 9th February Thursday 19th March Thursday 11th May

Call into The Green Campus in Cannock town centre if you are interested in the following areas Access Accounting Art & Design Beauty Therapy Business & Finance Catering & Hospitality Childcare Counselling Events Management Hairdressing Health & Social Care Information, Advice & Guidance Leisure & Sport science Public Services Skills for Life & Work

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Call into the Progress Centre on Walsall Road if you are interested in the following areas Construction Electrical Installation IT & Computers Motor Vehicle Music Technology Supported Learning

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Full Time Application Form 2009/2010 You can also apply online www.cannock.ac.uk Please write clearly and complete all sections to help us process your application quickly

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Section 2: Choice of subjects Please enter your course choice(s) below. If you are unsure about what course or subject is right for you please insert ‘Advice & Guidance Interview required’ in the space below. First Choice(s)

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Full Time Application Form 2009/2010 You can also apply online www.cannock.ac.uk Section 3 - Further information Examinations & Awards Qualifications already obtained

Exams to be taken before entering college:

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How to find us Reaching us by bus The Green Campus is located opposite Cannock Bus Station, making the college an ideal choice for students travelling from outside Cannock.

We are served by the following Arriva bus services: Bus No. 1

Bus No. 60

Bus No. 25 & 26

Bus No. 70

Bus No. 31

Bus No. 74 & 75

Bus No. 33

Bus No. 351

Walsall - Bloxwich - Great Wyrley - Cannock (Suitable for The Green & The Progress Centre) Cannock - Pye Green - Hednesford - Chadsmoor (Suitable for The Green) Rugeley - Hednesford - Cannock (Suitable for The Green & The Aelfgar Centre)

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Rugeley - Hednesford - Norton Canes - Cannock Brownhills - Heath Hayes (Suitable for The Green & The Aelfgar Centre)

Cannock - Norton Canes - Burntwood - Litchfield (Suitable for The Green & The Progress Centre) Cannock - Cheslyn Hay - Featherstone - Wolverhampton (Suitable for The Green & The Progress Centre) Cannock - Brocton - Stafford (Suitable for The Green)

Walsall - Bloxwich - Cannock (Suitable for The Green & The Progress Centre)

Please note this information is correct at the time of going to print. For up to the minute information please look up timetable information on: www.arrivabus.co.uk or contact Arriva on: 0870 6082608.

Opportunities for Everyone - 01543 462200

www.cannock.ac.uk


Cannock Chase Technical College The Green, Cannock WS11 1UE

The Progress Centre

Walsall Road, Cannock WS11 0JE

Aelfgar Centre

Taylors Lane, Rugeley WS15 2AA

www.cannock.ac.uk

For more information call

01543 462200 enquiries@cannock.ac.uk

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