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Principal’s Welcome

WELCOME

I am delighted that you are considering Dudley College for the next stage in your education. Last year was an exceptional year for us seeing our full-time student population reach over 3000.

The creation of the Dudley Learning Quarter has significantly changed the landscape of Dudley and improved the provision of further education for young people and adults across the borough. Building has begun on the latest addition of the Learning Quarter, Dudley Advance, our Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, which will bring first-class engineering training facilities to the region and will offer the best opportunities to develop specialist skills. Our long standing tradition of providing a friendly and supportive place to learn starts when you contact us or walk through the college doors for the first time, as we are committed to putting you, the learner, at the heart of all we do. If you know what you want to do, we look forward to welcoming you to one of our open events or discussing the options available to you. If you are unsure what steps to take next, this guide is a good starting point to find out about our range of courses and qualifications. But don’t forget, there’s always plenty of help on hand from our Student Services team if you’d like to talk through the range of alternatives available to you. On behalf of all the staff, I look forward to welcoming you to the college, so you can start your journey to success.

Lowell Williams Principal, Dudley College

“Our mission: outstanding learning which develops skills, raises aspirations and changes lives.”

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Courses

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We’ve evolved...

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A Levels (Dudley Sixth)

Fantastic new facilities for hair & beauty, sport & leisure, public services and creative & performing arts

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Administration

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Information 8

Aspire

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Animal Science

A brand new centre which promotes independence for students with learning difficulties and disabilities

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Apprenticeships

Advance

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Art & Design

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Business

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Caring & Early Years

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Construction

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Engineering

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Enterprise

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Hair & Beauty

Our Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

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Facilities and services College library, iPoint Student Learning Centre, e-Learning and where to eat

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Student life Students’ Union, learning support, dress code, Team Dudley and enrichment programme

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Financial help There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college

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106 Hospitality

Progression routes Routes to Higher Education through Dudley College

110 Information Technology

Parents’ FAQs

116 Media

Help and advice for parents whose children may be thinking of joining Dudley College

120 Motor Vehicle

How to apply

126 Music

Dudley Sixth A Level centre serving all students in the region

130 Performing Arts & Production Arts

Enhance

138 Public Services

A purpose-built resource centre for our A Level students opening in Spring 2014

144 Retail 150 Science (Applied)

195 How to find us Locations for all six Dudley campuses

154 Sport

Application form

164 Travel & Tourism

Found at the back as a tear out sheet

170 Entry Level Courses For students with few or no formal qualifications

176 Access to Higher Education

Come and see us on our Open days

Access diplomas are one year courses for those looking to go on to university

184 Higher Education Higher National Certificate and Diploma courses

Saturday 9 November 2013 Saturday 15 February 2014 Saturday 14 June 2014 10.00am to 2.00pm

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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We’ve evolved...

WE’VE EVOLVED

Dudley College has been in the business of providing a place to learn since 1862. We pride ourselves in offering practical, hands-on learning in a range of subjects, giving you the skills and experience that employers are looking for, so you can progress in your chosen career. If you are planning to go to university, our hands-on thinking approach provides lots of options for studying vocational or academic courses to help you on your way. Our brand new Dudley Learning Quarter has changed the face of Dudley by creating a dedicated campus for students right at the heart of the town. Packed full of exciting technology and social spaces, Dudley Learning Quarter provides students and the local community with the very best facilities to inspire their learning, improve their skills and guarantee fun.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


The new learning quarter will bring together:

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Evolve Hair & Beauty Get the best from your course at the new purposebuilt hair salon and beauty therapy suite, where the public will be calling in to give you the real-life experience that will make you stand out to employers.

Evolve Theatre Now our performing arts students can really put on a show, as they’ll have access to a theatre with all the stage, lighting, sound and performance equipment you’d find in any commercial theatre. Also look out for a series of shows put on by touring production companies.

Design and Visual Arts

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Fantastic le arning facil ities for tra tourism, sp vel and ort, public services, pe arts, hair a rforming nd beauty, media, gra & design, a phics, art long with a new stage performing school for arts, dance and music students.

Imagine a room full of Apple Macs and the latest software that you need to understand the world of design. Or perhaps you’re more inclined to work with paint, glass or other materials to get your creative juices flowing? Our art and design department offers top-class facilities for our students.

Public Services Those with an ambition to join the uniformed services will get a great start to their career at Dudley Evolve, where they will be able to use all the resources to test their fitness, exercise their brains and develop their team skills.

Travel & Tourism If you’ve heard that our travel and tourism students get to practice on a real-life aeroplane, you’ve heard correctly. We like them to get a feel for the industry they will be working in, so there are lots of facilities and resources they can access – just the ticket if you want your career to take off.

For more information inform log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

WE’VE EVOLVED

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With a new sports hall, state-of-the-art equipment and modern, air conditioned fitness suite open to the public and those studying on sports-related courses, there’s no excuse not to join in.

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Business & Administration These qualifications are an ideal stepping stone if you want to progress to university or enter the world of work. Studying at Dudley College will give you the skills and knowledge you need to enter the service, manufacturing or international industries.

Information Technology The computing industry is diverse and this is reflected in our range of qualifications. If your interests lie in developing websites, programming or supporting and maintaining hardware, we have a course for you.

Retail Retail development in the Black Country is expanding with an anticipated growth of 11% in the next two years. Put yourself in the market for a successful career by developing the work-related skills that the retail sector is looking for.

AT MONS HILL YOU WILL FIND: Construction With purpose-built workshops and training units ready to equip our students to go into any of the construction trades such as bricklaying, plastering, plumbing, heating & ventilating and carpentry.

AT WOLVERHAMPTON STREET YOU WILL FIND: Motor Vehicle Our bespoke workshops and industry standard equipment are the key to jump start your career in the motor vehicle trade.

Hospitality & Catering The combination of our purpose-built training kitchen together with our specialist tutors, all from professional catering backgrounds, will prepare you for your future in the hospitality and catering industry.

Engineering & Technology Our workshops are equipped with industry standard machinery and equipment to ensure you are trained to go into the engineering sector. Whether it’s electrical engineering, computer-aided design (CAD) or more general engineering practices such as CNC or bench work, our hands-on approach is the start of your bright future. From Autumn 2014 engineering students will study in Dudley Advance see pages 8 and 9.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Dudley Aspire This brand new centre promotes independence for students with learning difďŹ culties and disabilities. Our two houses, right in the heart of the Dudley Learning Quarter, offer a unique learning experience for our students, each with its own emphasis.

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No. 14 the Broadway

No. 16 the Broadway

This offers a simulated home environment where students can develop their living skills under the guidance of their tutors and support staff. A fully ďŹ tted kitchen with height adjustable furniture allows students to prepare light meals and learn how to use a washing machine and dishwasher.The lounge and bedroom create ample opportunities to develop organisational skills.

Opening in September 2014, this house will focus on developing the enterprise and practical skills of our students. At its heart will be an engineering and multi-skills workshop with an adjacent facility for computer-aided design (CAD).

It also offers opportunities to be creative with its music and craft rooms. The adjoining horticulture unit, which encompasses a classroom, workshop area and large garden, allows students to follow the whole process through from theory to practice. A specialist state-of-the-art sensory room can be transformed into a very calming or stimulating environment depending on the needs of our students.

To support the development of the underpinning skills of English and maths, there will be resource areas to act as both spaces for teaching and where students can learn independently. The building will incorporate a social space for students and an informal dining facility, both of which will be available throughout the day.


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The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

ADVANCE

What is Dudley Advance? As the latest addition to the Dudley Learning Quarter, Dudley Advance will bring first-class engineering training facilities to the region and will offer individuals and employers the best opportunities to develop their skills and businesses. At a cost of £7 million, Dudley Advance is to comprise 2,800m2 of specialist teaching space spread over four floors. The building will contain facilities for the study of engineering and advanced manufacturing including mechatronics, electrical engineering and engineering science, as well as traditional machine tool based engineering and CNC.

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What sets Dudley Advance apart?

Housing a fully equipped training centre, Dudley Advance is set to provide ďŹ rst-class facilities in engineering and manufacturing training.

Training packages will suit all abilities, from entry level for those newly recruited into the industry right through to degree level. Our unique partnership with Aston University will support potential graduates who require high-level skills or who are progressing into management or technical roles.

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s 4AILOREDLEARNINGENVIRONMENT s %NHANCEDCURRICULUM s 0ROGRESSIONPATHWAYS s #ORESUBJECTSAND specialised skills. Equipment available at Dudley Advance includes: s 2APIDPROTOTYPINGLABOFFERING 3D scanner, 3D printers and laser cutter s -EASUREMENTANDTESTINGLAB including co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) and a variety of test equipment s !CCESSTOCOMPUTERAIDED design (CAD) software and CNC programming and simulation s )NNOVATION%NTERPRISE#ENTRE offering access to workspace and facilities to support project work or small business start-up activity.

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A range of full-time and part-time courses and Apprenticeships will be accessible, all directly linked to the traditional processes and emerging technologies needed across the engineering and manufacturing sector.

Unique features of Dudley Advance are:

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What really sets Dudley Advance apart is the unique partnership that’s being designed to bring Dudley College and employers together. With a shared goal to increase skills and ensure the sustainability of the manufacturing and engineering industry in the region, those involved will tap into each other’s expertise, share industry knowledge, support emerging talent and utilise resources to help restore the Black Country’s position as a market leader in this sector.

What does it offer?


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Facilities & Services

FACILITIES & SERVICES

Our facilities and services are outstanding and spread right across the Dudley Learning Quarter with all students having full access. Whether it’s library books you need, a bite to eat or notes from last week’s lesson, we have exactly what you need.

College Library mes The Library holds over 40,000 volu e ure ens to as are spanning all curriculum t por sup to es you have the best resourc ays your studies. Friendly staff are alw h wit you e on hand to assist and guid . uire req you t ďŹ nding the resources tha the in d liste All the library items are h ble botth online catalogue which is accessi e. hom from t rne inte in college and via the up row bor to able As a student, you are CDs to eight books and two DVDs or spapers new ls, rna with access to many jou used be can ch and reference items whi ilable ava are ers put within the library. Com s. ent gnm assi ing plet for research and com the see se plea , For further information e a wide iPoint section to the right. We hav le ilab ava es urc range of electronic reso h as: suc tal por ine onl through the Athens s"RITISH3TANDARDS s7IDESELECTIONOFE "OOKS s%NCYCLOPAEDIA"RITANNICA s.EW3CIENTIST s&ILMAND3OUNDONLINE will guide Just ask a member of staff who give us you to the resources you need or a call on 01384 363 353.

With over 225 computers, the iPoint Student Learning Centres are available for independent study.You can use the centres on a drop-in basis to access the internet, online resources, scanners and printers to support your studies. Staff are on hand to offer any support or guidance that may be needed. We also offer services such as: s3UPPORTWITH"LACKBOARD 0RO0ORTALANDPASSWORDS s(ELPWITHlNDINGONLINERESOURCESFORYOURCOURSE s%SSENTIALBYTESUPPORTSESSIONS s7IRELESSINTERNETACCESS7I &I s%QUIPMENTLOANONAPPROVAL s%LECTRONICWHITEBOARDTRAINING For further information about iPoint or the services that we offer please pop in or call us on 01384 363 374.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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online systems to The college has three learning.These support you with your DBYOURE ,EARNING SYSTEMSARESUPPORTE any questions you team who can answer . may have about them

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard allows you to access many college and online learning tools which can be viewed from anywhere with an internet connection. When you enrol at the college, you will ďŹ nd many general resources in the “Virtual Libraryâ€? and speciďŹ c materials for your studies in your course area. These may include PowerPoint presentations, class notes, tests, videos, discussion boards and much more. We also have Blackboard Mobile, an App for your smart phone or tablet which allows you to access your course material on the go. Speak to your tutor to ďŹ nd out what is available for your course.

Never be without the tools you need to complete your work!

ProPortaL Electronic Individual Learning Plan (ILP)

Where to eat

All students have an electronic ILP which tracks your progress through your course. The system at the college is called ProPortal which you can access anywhere with an internet connection. It allows you to see, contribute and work towards targets and reviews within your electronic ILP. This includes sections about your studies, targets set by your tutors, assessment grades and details of meetings you have had around the college.Your class timetable and attendance data can also be viewed in ProPortal.

There are various places in the Dudley Learning Quarter to purchase a range of hot and cold food and drinks including:

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s4HE2EFECTORYAT4HE"ROADWAYAND-ONS(ILL s#OFFEE3HOPSAT4HE"ROADWAYAND%VOLVE s6ENDINGMACHINESONALLSITES There are also two shops selling a range of snacks and giftware at The Broadway and Evolve.

A dedicated Dudley College Email account with: s$ EDICATEDCOMMUNICATIONSTOOL s '"OF%MAIL3TORAGE s% MAILSCONTAINING-"ATTACHMENTS

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

FACILITIES & SERVICES

Blackboard and Blackboard Mobile

The systems are:


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STUDENTS’ UNION

STUDENT LIFE

As a student at Dudley College you’re automatically a member of Dudley College Students’ Union. Your membership to the Union is free and it brings with it lots of opportunities for you to get the most out of the time you spend with us. The Union is here to ensure your experience is the best it can possibly be. We aim to achieve this by ensuring you are given the opportunity to express your opinions and giving you the chance to make the most of your time outside of your studies. Activities that you could be involved with through the Union include attending trips, sitting on a college committee, becoming a class rep, joining or even leading one of the many Union clubs or societies or becoming a recognised Union volunteer. The opportunities are wide ranging and literally determined by you! The Union is independent from the college, democratically run for students by students and offers effective and uncompromised representation. Led by elected students, we offer our members the chance to: s 2EPRESENTTHEIRPEERSANDCOMMUNICATETHEOPINION of the student body to the college s 0ROMOTEADIVERSEANDVIBRANTSTUDENTCOMMUNITY s 2UNTRIPS CLUBSANDANYSOCIALACTIVITYTHATISOF interest to students. If you are interested in getting involved in the day to day activities of the Union you can volunteer for a wide range of supporting roles. Working with the Union as a volunteer brings with it a whole host of fantastic opportunities.You will not only have great fun and make many new friends, you will also gain valuable experience of working with an award-winning organisation that is committed to improving the lives of others. The personal, social and transferable skills for WORK(IGHER%DUCATIONLIFETHATYOUWILLDEVELOPWILL be great for your CV!

Class reps

"EFORE/CTOBER HALF TERMYOUR CLASSWILLBE required to elec t a class represen tative. After watching a short presenta tion explaining this role, all stud ents in your clas s will be offered the opportunity to stand for this position. Those not standi ng take a vote fo r who they think would be th e best represen tative of their views about colle ge life. Class repr esentatives are trained for th is role and will ha ve a full understanding of how the ‘learner voice’ can help make posit ive changes to th eir course, the college, thei r local commun ity and wider society. Based on levels of engage ment with the college and Stud ents’ Union, clas s reps are able to receive certiďŹ cation, prizes, in vitation to class rep only events and a reference for their efforts.

Activities & E vents

Throughout the year the Union runs a variety of trips/events w hich include Fres hers Fayre, Alton Towers, D rayton Manor,Yo un g People’s Question Time, London Parliam en t, Blackpool 0LEASURE"EACH N IGHTCLUBPARTIESA NDINTER curriculum spor ting activities.T here will also be a number of smaller trips/eve nts running directly related to speciďŹ c studen t clubs and student requests . All Union activ iti es are open to all members. If there is somet hing you are particularly inte rested in doing let us know, we’re always look ing for inspiratio n!

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Get involved! Tweet: #DudleySU

Find us on Facebook Call: 01384 363 412 The Broadway – Room

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Email: studentunion@

dudleycol.ac.uk

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Learning Support

STUDENT LIFE

Our learning centres have been designed to provide you with a quiet, friendly atmosphere in which you can work, supported with up-to-date modern resources. Experienced staff are available to help you with your studies. We can help you with:

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We have a wide range of suppor t services and faci lities including:

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s#ANINCLUDEWORKSHOPSFORREVISIONTECHNIQUES and exam strategies. You will work towards targets that you have negotiated and agreed with your support tutor. Your progress towards your targets will be reviewed regularly. Support will last for as long as you need it. Statistics show that students who attend support for their learning are more likely to stay on their chosen course and therefore are more likely to succeed. For further details contact the Learning Hub on 01384 363 279.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline tli on 01384 363 363


Counselling, mentoring and welfare services

English and maths

s!TEAMOFMENTORSWHOCANHELPWITHLIFESKILLS motivation and organisation s!TEAMOFlNANCEANDWELFAREADVISORSWHOCAN help with ďŹ nancial support and advice about housing, beneďŹ ts and childcare. Dudley College actively promotes equality of opportunity and celebrates diversity. For more information contact: Counselling Team on 01384 363 293/363 393 Finance & Welfare Advisors on 01384 363 555 Student Mentors on 01384 363 929/363 206

Will I be working towards Functional Skills of GCSEs? If you have GCSE grade D AND initial assessment result at level 2 OR Functional Skills at level 2 GCSE.

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If you have GCSE grade D AND initial assessment result below level 2 Functional Skills OR Functional Skills below level 2 and then progress to GCSE.

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If you have GCSE grade E-G AND initial assessment Functional Skills until you are result below level 2 ready to do GCSE.

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Individual Learning Plan and tutorials As a full-time student of Dudley College you will develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with your tutor, which will be monitored regularly to make sure you are progressing and achieving.You will have regular tutorials where your ILP will be discussed and you can talk to your tutor on a one-to-one basis.

What’s a buddy? A buddy is a person who has already completed their ďŹ rst year at college. Buddies are prepared to share their experiences of c college life to help you to settle in and complete your course. T There are three types of buddy: S STUDY BUDDY – To support you by offering help with sstudy techniques and studying together. B BUDDY – To support you by listening to your concerns and helping you to work out positive solutions. CYBER BUDDY – To support you with problems related to social networking and cyber bullying. To ďŹ nd out more about ‘Dudley Buddies’ please call 01384 363

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For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

STUDENT LIFE

We have: s!TEAMOFQUALIlEDCOUNSELLORSWHOCANOFFER conďŹ dential support on personal issues

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For most students, studying at college is a happy and fulďŹ lling time but occasionally you may experience difďŹ culties that may be preventing you from concentrating fully on your studies. Whilst your course or programme tutor is usually the ďŹ rst point of contact for information or advice on many issues, you can also get help from any of the student support teams.

As a student at Dudley College you will have the OPPORTUNITYTOSTUDY%NGLISHANDORMATHSASPART of your main programme of study. All of your tutors will help you develop these skills throughout your programme. You will also work towards speciďŹ c English and maths qualiďŹ cations. The level of qualiďŹ cation you start on is determined by your skills when you enter the programme of study. See below:


Information, advice and guidance

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Our guidance services staff can provide individual support to you with career planning and progressing to higher level courses including help with applying to university. A comprehensive careers library is available on a ‘drop-in’ basis providing a wide range of course guides, HE prospectuses and careers information. A host of computer-aided programmes ensure you have the latest technology and information at your fingertips. When you are coming to the end of your studies, we offer support in finding suitable employment opportunities and advice on the completion of application forms, letter writing and compiling your CV. Information about holiday and gap year work can be found in our careers library and local employment vacancies are posted on the student web.

Working and job vacancies The college recognises that some students will need to take on part-time paid jobs but also advises you (full-time students particularly) to make sure that your employment does not have a negative effect on your college work. There is a range of job vacancies on display in Student Services at The Broadway and there is also a “Job Vacancies” section on the student web. If you are having financial problems though, please ask for help and advice on possible sources of financial support (see section ‘Financial Help’ on page 20).

Not sure what you want to learn? Why not come and talk to one of our qualified Guidance Officers? We offer free guidance interviews to anyone wanting help with progression into education and training. You can book an interview directly by contacting our Student Services team on 01384 363 319 during office hours.

Employment

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Located on the ground floor of H Block at The Broadway is a new facility whi ch aims to help anyone lo oking for employ ment. In the Employm ent Hub, you ca n get help with writing your CV, interview te chniques, letter writing or brushing up your job search skills.You can also find ou t about current job vaca ncies and/or App renticeship opportunities.To find out more, yo u can just drop into th e Employment H ub or call 01384 363 27 4.

Dudley Connexions website d a new Dudley Connexions has launche rg to help ey.o udl nsd exio website www.conn ice on a adv al ctic pra young people get free ics. whole range of top for young Connexions is a support service SOLDFOR EAR PEOPLEAGED UPTOY ies and/or cult young people with learning diffi to meet d igne disabilities).The service is des helping ple, peo the needs of individual young make and ial ent them to reach their full pot life. lt adu a successful transition into the Through Personal Advisers and offers s ion nex Con , site interactive web ance and guid and ice adv , tion free informa es including practical help on a range of issu g, housing, education, employment, trainin tters. health, transport and money ma d young Personal Advisers support targete site supports people and the interactive web vice. the universal element of the ser Visit: www.connexionsdudley.org k Email: connexions@dudley.gov.u Tel: 01384 811 400

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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All students will be provided with a college ID card and lanyard. It is compulsory that this is worn, and clearly visible, at all time s whilst on college premises. Exceptions may be made in certain workshop situations – your tutor will advise you accordingly.

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Where do I purchase the items for my speciďŹ c area dress code?

Religious and cultural dress

Generally, contact your Course Tutor or your Centre Manager.

The college recognises the diversity of our students and welcomes the wearing of religious and cultural dress. However, there may be exceptions to this where the college considers the health, safety and security of the wearer is compromised or feels there would be an enhanced risk to others.

What happens if I cannot afford it? Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

STUDENT LIFE

Our dress code policy reinforces pride in your appearance, instils recognition of yourself as an integral part of the college community and assists in developing your pride in representing the college.

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Sport for the next generation

STUDENT LIFE

At Dudley College we are extremely proud of our he sports development programme, which gives you the chance to study and pursue your sporting interests at the same time. Team Dudley Sport has been developed to demonstrate our commitment to sport and add value to your experience as a student. We want you to have the opportunity to excel in your chosen sport, be it competing, volunteering or coaching whilst completing your academic studies. The commitment to supporting our students has led to some great success stories. Several students have been recognised for their football talent and have represented the under 19 England Colleges football teams and gone on to gain scholarships in the USA. In 2012, one student was nationally recognised for his volunteering work in the wider community and was selected to carry the Olympic torch.

Through Team Dudley Sport you can: s 2ECEIVESPECIALISEDCOACHINGANDTRAININGFORSIXTO eight hours per week s2EPRESENTTHECOLLEGEREGIONALLYANDNATIONALLYIN British Colleges Sports tournaments s!TTENDTRIALSFORREGIONALANDNATIONALSQUADS s'ETINVOLVEDINVOLUNTEERINGINTHELOCALAREA s5NDERTAKECOACHINGANDLEADERSHIPQUALIlCATIONS Our football development programme has been recognised for its outstanding quality and the FA and British Colleges Sport (BCS) have awarded us Focus College status. This means that the college will be involved in helping to deliver the FA’s National Game strategy.

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If you compete for the college yo u will become a mem ber of Team Dud ley.The college runs a nu mber of successf ul sports teams that play within British C olleges Sport (BCS) regional and national com petitions. All sports repres ented by the co llege have the opportunity to progress to re gional ďŹ nals held at Lilleshal l Sports Centre in Shropshire and, if successful , through to the National ďŹ nals at Bath U niversity. BCS ru n regional and national repr esentative squa ds in many sports at the elite end of competit ion.The college has expe rienced success at this level through its foot ball programme. Sports that the college is currre en nttly ly represented in ar e: s!THLETICS s(OCKEY s"ADMINTON s.ETBALL s"ASKETBALL s2UGBY5NION s#RICKET s4ABLE4ENNIS s#ROSS#OUNTRY s4RAMPOLINE s &OOTBALL s6OLLEYBALL s'OLF Most sports are played on a Wednesday afte rnoon and includ de e travel to other co lleges in the West Midlands an d around the rest of the co untry. To ďŹ nd out mor e about sport at Dudley College visit: www.team dudley.co.uk

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME

STUDENT LIFE

Dudley College provides a fantastic range of enrichment activities on Wednesday afternoons. The enrichment programmes have been developed for all 16-19 year old students to supplement your main programme of study. You will be able to choose from the Dudley Team Sports, Cross College Enrichment or curriculum-speciďŹ c enrichment. By joining in with the enrichment programme you will: s 4AKEPARTIN7ORLD3KILLS0ROGRAMMES s %XTENDYOURWORK BASEDSKILLS s )MPROVEYOUREMPLOYABILITY s )NCREASEYOURCONlDENCE s "UILDYOURSENSEOFTEAMSPIRITANDLEVELSOFlTNESS

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For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Financial Help 20 FINANCIAL HELP

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances. Examples of financial help are:

Bursary fund Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: www.direct.gov.uk/en/ educationandlearning/index.htm or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Learner Support Fund (19+) The Learner Support Fund (19+) provides means-tested grants to help students aged 19 and over with additional costs as a result of attending a further education course, e.g. travel, books, equipment, stationery, residential fees etc. Help to meet the costs of childcare may also be possible from the Learner Support Fund if you are aged 20 and over. Call 01384 363 555 for more details. If you have costs other than those mentioned here which make it difficult for you to start or complete a course you should still apply for help.

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For more details or advice on how financial support relates to you, please contact one of our specialist team at The Broadway who will be pleased to help you. Financial support information: 01384 363 555 or email: studentfinanceteam@dudleycol.ac.uk

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We will provide a free bus pass to help WITHTRAVELCOSTS FOR 1 year olds on FULL TIMEPROGRA MMES BASEDON INDIVIDUAL circumstances2. To qualify for a free bus pass3, you must live m ore than one m ile from the campus at which you will be stud ying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn fu nding. 1 Under 19 as at 31 August 2014. 2 Students with le arning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to ac cess public transport may st ill be able to rece ive help – talk to our Stud ent Finance team . 3 Evidence of fam ily income will ne ed to be provided.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


What are they? 24+ Advanced Learning Loans are student loans similar to Higher Education loans but for the further education sector. Loans will be available for learners aged 24 and over, studying at Level 3 or Level 4, including QCF Certificates and Diplomas, Access to HE, A Levels and Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships.

Don’t worry – there is lots of financial support available but in brief you can get: s!TUITIONFEELOANWHICHCOVERSYOUR tuition fees in full s!MAINTENANCELOANFORYOURLIVINGCOSTS like rent s!MAINTENANCEGRANTIFYOURHOUSEHOLD income is less than £42,600. The loans would need to be repaid but the grant would not.

You can apply for a loan to meet the upfront costs of your qualification, which will be paid directly to the college on your behalf. Who is eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan? Individuals who are: s !GEDOROVERATTHESTARTOFTHEIRCOURSE s2ESIDENTINTHE5+#RITERIAAPPLIES s(AVENOTPREVIOUSLYHADALOANTODOTHESAME qualification type and level of qualification. Loans will not be means-tested (or subject to credit checks) and any individual who meets the criteria above will be able to apply for a loan irrespective of their current employment status. What does it mean for me? You don’t pay anything up front for your course fees and if you’re not earning over £21,000, you don’t pay anything back. If your loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress and complete Higher Education study, you will not have to pay back your FE loan. How and when do I need to apply? You will be able to apply online. The loans application process is available all year round. Additional information For Apprenticeships, the learner and employer are expected to share the costs of the course, so the loan you would take out would be for your half. If your course lasts for more than one year, you’ll only need to take one loan out. If you go on to study at a high level you can get another loan.You can have a maximum of four loans. Please contact 01384 363 377 for more details.

You will start paying back your loans when you are earning £21,000 per year (£403 per week, £1,750 per month). So, for example, if you earn £22,000 per year you would pay back £7 per month. After 30 years from the April after you graduate, any remaining debt is written off. The amount you pay back is determined by what you earn not what you owe. Full details can be found at: www.direct.gov.uk/en/educationandlearning/ universityandhighereducation/ studentfinance/index.htm or please contact 01384 363 363 for more details.

Help with childcare costs Students with childcare needs can get information on childcare providers from the Childrens’ Information Service on 01384 814 398. Students above the age of 20 can apply for help with childcare costs through the college 19+ Learner Support Fund. Students who are 24 or over studying a level 3 course and need help with childcare costs, please contact 01384 363 377 for details.

Care to learn Students aged under 20 needing help with childcare may be eligible for help with costs. More information is available from www.dfes.gov.uk/caretolearn or call 0845 600 2809.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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Progression routes

PROGRESSION ROUTES

Whatever your grades at school there is a course that’s right for you. To help you ďŹ nd out which level of course will be best for you all you have to do is ďŹ nd the highest qualiďŹ cation that you have on the diagram below and then you would normally study the next level up. Studying a vocational course and want to progress to university?

Links with universities From personal advice sessions to attendance at university open days and Higher Education fairs, our college experts can guide you through the whole university admissions process. We also work with many universities including 7OLVERHAMPTON "IRMINGHAM#ITY "IRMINGHAM +EELE Derby, Stafford, Coventry and Aberystwyth to extend the range of options available to our students.

Dudley College has links with many universities through Progression Agreements. These agreements are in place to help vocational learners – e.g. NVQ, Access, BTEC and Apprentices – move on to Higher Education. For more information please contact Student Services on 01384 363 363 or visit www.herouteplanner.co.uk

For more information contact our Higher Education Co-ordinator on 01384 363 491.

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Our range of programmes means that there are courses available to you, whatever grades you achieve at school. For example, if you leave school with GCSE grades D – G you would usually start with us on a Level 1 course and progress from there. Alternatively, if you achieve GCSE grades A* – C you would usually start with us on a Level 2 or 3 course, depending on the number of GCSEs at these grades and the subject areas. Whatever level you start at with Dudley College you can normally progress with us to a higher level; in fact many of our subject areas have arrangements that will allow you to progress to Level 4 or above (Higher Education level).

Areas where Technical Baccalaureate courses are available will display this symbol.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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Parents’ Q&A

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What qualiďŹ cations does my daughter need to apply? Entry requirements are stated within each course description. However, it is important to note the entry requirements are intended to act as a guide only. If she isn’t sure what grades she’ll get, it is always worth talking to our staff about the options available. Every application is treated individually with other factors such as coursework references and experience being taken into consideration. If your daughter doesn’t meet the entry requirements for her chosen course, it is possible to enter at a lower level and progress this way. The college also provides Education Support Assistants for those learners who require additional help during their course. My son has decided which course he wants to apply for. What happens next? Applying for a place couldn’t be easier. Once he has decided what course he wishes to apply for, he will need to complete a full-time application form (this can be found in this course guide). Use the course titles in the guide to complete the COURSEPROGRAMMESECTION9OUSHOULDTHENRETURNTHE application form to the Admissions Team who will process the application and arrange an interview for your son with a course tutor. Who will ‘look out’ for my son/daughter while they are at college? All staff at the college undertake safeguarding training and are aware of their obligations in law. The college has comprehensive procedures related to the protection of vulnerable adults and children who are under 18 years of age. We work closely with the police, Local Authorities and other agencies as appropriate. We have a Safeguarding OfďŹ cer in college who is responsible for supporting students at college and can be contacted on 01384 363 507. If you would like to ďŹ nd out more about protection issues or would like an informal chat about any concerns that you might have then you can also contact the College Counsellor on 01384 363 293. How many hours a week will my daughter have to attend college? A typical full-time student will study approximately 16 hours per week plus homework. If your daughter is on an Apprenticeship she will be expected to work approximately 37 hours, including time at college.

What facilities are available to help with studying? We have excellent libraries, computer centres and learning hubs which can be used by all students. My son isn’t sure what he wants to do when he leaves school. What can I do to help him? Don’t worry. Throughout years 10 and 11 there will be plenty of opportunities for you to visit the college and explore the options available to your son. We have open days throughout the year or you can book an appointment to have a look around the college and its campuses. Alternatively, our Student Services department is available to all prospective students and their parents. They offer support with career planning and choosing the appropriate courses. In conjunction with schools we also offer activity days for students to have a taste of college life and to try different courses out before making a decision about which course to apply for. Will I have to contribute towards tuition fees? No. There are no tuition fees for full-time students aged 16-18 as they are subsidised by the Government. Students may be expected to pay for their own equipment, dress CODES TRAVELCOSTSTOWORKPLACEMENTSANDRESIDENTIALTRIPS visits where necessary. However, there are various sources of ďŹ nancial support available to assist with these extra costs. Please refer to page 20 in this guide for further details. Will my daughter be kept safe? Dudley College aims to ensure that all students’ time with us is both healthy and safe. We take such responsibilities seriously and look forward to your co-operation in helping us fulďŹ l our obligations to you and your child(ren). For more information contact our Health & Safety OfďŹ cer on 01384 363 164. How will my son be supported during his time at Dudley College? At Dudley College we place great emphasis on the tutorial support we believe will help your son to achieve his full potential. During regular tutorials, staff will review his performance and ensure that he does not fall behind with his studies. You will be issued with reports and we also hold annual parents evenings. Further additional support can be provided if needed to ensure your son’s success. Dudley College also runs a mentoring service so students can meet with a mentor or buddy up with a fellow student in the student buddying scheme to help them stay motivated on their course and support them with any issues that may arise whilst they are at college.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


What happens next?

One of the most important decisions to be made is ’What course do I study and where?’ In this course guide we try to provide as much information as possible but we understand that you may still have questions about courses, college facilities or other issues. The college provides a friendly and helpful service offering information and advice.

1. Complete an application form and send it to the admissions team.

Call us on 01384 363 363 (Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm) or email: student.services@dudleycol.ac.uk

2. You will be sent a letter giving you an interview date. If you require any further assistance or information, telephone the admissions team. At your interview you will be able to discuss your options with the tutor.

How to apply To join a full-time course, you should have completed full-time compulsory education and you must complete a college full-time application form. There is an application form at the back of this course guide or you can get one from Student Services by calling 01384 363 363 or by completing your application online or downloading one from our website: www.dudleycol.ac.uk Your application will be processed and your interview arranged by our admissions team. As part of the application process, you may be asked to complete an initial assessment; this is to ensure that you are placed on the right level of course and have the best possible chance of success.

3. You will be asked to take an initial assessment in English and maths to ensure you are on the right level of course.

4. You will be offered a place which may be subject to your exam results or a DBS (Criminal Record Bureau) check.

5. You return the offer of a place slip to Admissions, which must be signed by your parent or guardian.

6. A letter will be sent to you giving you a date to come for enrolment and induction.

Before you begin the course... If you have any concerns regarding the progress of your application or arrangements for your interview, our team is here to help (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm). Call the admissions team on 01384 363 276 or 363 333 or email: admissions@dudleycol.ac.uk

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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Welcome to your future. 26 DUDLEY SIXTH

Opened in September 2012 for bright, motivated students, it offers AS and A Level courses in fabulous facilities, backed up with excellent support and teaching. Our town centre location makes Dudley Sixth easy to access, attracting many of the brightest students in our region. Dudley Sixth is open to all. However, it is a partnership involving six local schools and Dudley College who work together to provide a seamless transition for students who go on to study at A Level. If you are not from a partner school – don’t worry. Our dedicated and experienced team of teachers will give you all the help and support you need.

Have some serious fun during your time at Dudley Sixth. See why learning is about more than exams and textbooks. Dudley Sixth doesn’t believe in spoon feeding students with information or teaching them merely to pass examinations. Of course exam success is vital to your onward career at university or work, but so is the ability to think for yourself, to question norms and to explore the ideas that grab your interest. Thought-provoking discussions – rather than textbooks and lectures – can help to inspire a lifelong love of learning in us all. At Dudley Sixth, alongside excellent teaching from hand-picked experienced staff, we aim to nurture generations of inquiring minds.

At AS and A Level you may have reduced the number of subjects you’re studying but that’s no reason to narrow your horizons. Dudley Sixth offers a range of mind-expanding extracurricular activities to enhance your time with us. Whether you’re into drama, dance and music, or sport and outdoor adventure, there’s some serious fun to be had out of hours at Dudley Sixth. In addition there will be opportunities to help mentor other students, participate in community projects or be a volunteer helper in a range of organisations. There is a grown-up element to all this, too. As well as helping you to build lasting friendships and reminding you that life isn’t all about exams, our extracurricular activities will look great on your CV, making you stand out to potential employers or university admissions officers.


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A Levels offered at Dudley Sixth: Accounting Biology Business Chemistry Communication and Culture Computing Dance Drama and Theatre Studies Economics English Language English Literature Environmental Studies Extended Project QualiďŹ cation (EPQ)

Film Studies Fine Art French Geography Geology German Government and Politics Graphic Design History Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Law Mathematics (Pure & Applied)

Mathematics (Pure & Statistics) Media Studies Music Photography Physics Product Design Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Sport & PE Textiles


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Inspiring facilities for inspired minds. Dudley Sixth has well equipped teaching rooms and laboratories as well as computer zones and quiet, study-friendly support areas. There is plenty of space for relaxing during breaks too. As a Dudley Sixth student you can also take advantage of the other fantastic facilities in the Dudley Learning Quarter including a theatre, sport and ďŹ tness centre, hair and beauty salon and coffee shop.


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Opening Spring 2014 The Dudley Learning Quarter is set to grow further with the addition of Dudley Enhance, a purpose-built resource centre for our A Level students opening in Spring 2014. Packed full of exciting technology and designed to support A Level studies, one of Dudley Enhance’s key features is a large lecture theatre which can seat up to 100 students. There will also be an iPoint Student Learning Centre, seminar and teaching rooms, lots of spaces to study and relax, as well as a mathematics Innovation Centre with dedicated resources to support our A Level maths students. The strikingly modern building will also house a café where students can relax with drinks and refreshments. Snacks and meals will be produced by Dudley College’s catering students in the purpose-built training kitchen, giving these chefs-in-the-making that all-important experience to make them stand out from the crowd when they enter the hospitality industry. This distinctive new building, situated between Dudley Sixth and the planned new engineering and manufacturing centre Dudley Advance, is guaranteed to provided the best possible learning environment for our A Level students to succeed.


30 ADMINISTRATION For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


By taking a course in Administration at Dudley College, you’ll get the skills you need to work in any number of organisations – and in roles that range from management to clerical work. Administrators keep life running smoothly behind the scenes, perhaps ďŹ ling, storing information and managing diaries, through to arranging travel, answering the telephone and welcoming visitors. Most roles in this sector are predominantly ofďŹ ce-based. You can study Administration at several different levels here at Dudley College, taking you from basic ofďŹ ce skills through to teamworking, health & safety, writing business documents and ofďŹ ce procedures. We also offer an Apprenticeship in Customer Service. Our Administration Suite has all the ofďŹ ce equipment you would use in a real working environment, including digital audio equipment. Studying with us is a great way to combine theoretical, desk-based knowledge with real, hands-on experience that could take you far in life.

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For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ADMINISTRATION

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You will learn how to make and receive telephone calls, how to welcome visitors, handle mail (incoming and outgoing), handle diary systems (paper based and computerised) and create business documents. You will also study the business and administration working environment and a broad range of IT skills.

This course will teach you the skills and knowledge you will need to ďŹ nd employment in an ofďŹ ce environment or progress to another qualiďŹ cation. On the course you will learn about:

COURSE ASSESSMENT All units are portfolio-based. The IT units are tested under exam conditions. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must attend an interview and hold 4 GCSEs grades E – G including English or Entry Level 3 communication skills. If you have practical work experience but no formal qualiďŹ cations you will be considered following an interview with the course tutor and initial assessment. MATERIALS You will need stationery such as folders, paper, pens and pencils, plus a USB stick to save your work to. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION At the end of this course, you could progress to administration Level 2, an Apprenticeship in administration or another course at Level 2 (e.g. business, IT).

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You will also take additional qualiďŹ cations in word processing and business presentations. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a mix of internal assessments and external examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must attend an interview with the course tutor and hold one of the following: 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English OR /#2#ERTIlCATEIN!DMINISTRATION,EVELAND+EY3KILL Communication Level 1 OR BTEC Introductory Diploma in Business, Retail and !DMINISTRATION,EVELMERITORDISTINCTION AND+EY3KILL Communication Level 1. You must also achieve Level 1 or above during English initial assessment. If you have practical work experience but no formal qualiďŹ cations you will be considered following an interview with the course tutor. MATERIALS You will need stationery such as folders, paper, pens and pencils, plus a USB stick to save your work to. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION OCR Diploma in Administration Level 3 OR !PPRENTICESHIP!DVANCED!PPRENTICESHIPIN!DMINISTRATION or Customer Service; Text and Word Processing Level 3 (part-time); EDI CertiďŹ cate in Administration Level 3 (part-time).

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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COURSE ASSESSMENT The modules will be assessed via portfolios of students’ work. The IT modules are tested by timed examinations at the end of the course. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS One of the following: '#3%SGRADES! n# INCLUDING%NGLISHOR/#2#ERTIlCATE Diploma in Administration Level 2 and Communication Skills Level 2. You must be able to demonstrate a suitable level of IT skills either by a qualiďŹ cation or by practical demonstration. You must attend a successful interview. MATERIALS You will need basic stationery items, such as folders, dividers, pens, paper etc., and a USB stick to save your work to. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION You could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or another Level 3 course (business or IT). You could also go direct into full-time or part-time employment.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ADMINISTRATION

The course will cover the following topics: understanding roles in organisations, producing complex business documents, supporting business meetings, understanding laws that affect businesses, working as part of a team, verbal communication and a range of IT skills.


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You will receive a wide range of work-based learning including:

On the Apprenticeship Level 2, the topics covered will include: giving customers a positive impression, delivering reliable customer service, developing customer relationships, resolving customer service problems and laws relating to customers.

OfďŹ ce systems and procedures, communication systems and procedures, health and safety at work, laws affecting administration roles, receiving visitors, booking travel and accommodation; working as part of a team and personal and professional development. You will also do Functional Skills – English, maths and IT. COURSE ASSESSMENT #ONTINUALASSESSMENTANDOREXAMINATIONSDEPENDINGONTHE course of study. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment or have secured or be looking for your own work placement before you can start this course. Apprenticeship Level 2: GCSE English at grade C or above and maths at grade D or above, a successful interview and an initial assessment in English and maths. Also basic knowledge of Microsoft OfďŹ ce applications and good keyboard skills. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A to C including English and maths, NVQ Level 2 or at least one year’s experience working in an ofďŹ ce environment with knowledge of ofďŹ ce procedures. You will also be given help to secure a work placement to join the programme. MATERIALS You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc., and a USB stick to save your work to. DURATION 1 year (each level). PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualiďŹ cations or seek promotion opportunities.

On the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3, you will learn about the organisation, delivery and maintenance of reliable customer service, improving the customer relationship, working with others to improve customer service, monitoring and solving customer problems, and promoting continuous improvement. You will also study for a technical certiďŹ cate that will give you the knowledge you need to do your job and work on your Functional Skills in maths and English. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed in the workplace for your competence in providing customer service. You will have to take timed exams for the technical certiďŹ cate (multiple choice exam) and you may have to take a test in maths and English. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement. To start the Apprenticeship Level 2: You must have a minimum of GCSE maths at grade A* – D and English at grades A* – C, complete a successful interview and an initial assessment in English and maths. You will need to be able to show that you have basic IT skills. To start the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A* – C including English and maths, NVQ Level 2 and at least one year’s experience in a customer service environment. You will also need to attend an interview and achieve suitable results on your initial assessment in English and maths. You will also need a work placement that allows you to collect the evidence for a Level 3 NVQ. You will be given help to secure a work placement if you are unable to ďŹ nd your own. MATERIALS You will need general items of stationery and a USB stick to save your work to. DURATION 1 year (each level). PROGRESSION From Level 2 you can progress to Level 3, providing your work placement will give you the evidence required for a Level 3 NVQ. From Level 3 you can progress to advanced part-time courses in business or administration.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


35 OFSTED

* “The college provides outstanding accommodation and resources to support learning.� Ofsted 2013


36 ANIMAL SCIENCE For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


As a learner on one of Dudley College’s Animal Science courses, you will learn about what is needed to ensure the health and welfare of domestic, farm and even exotic animals.You will study the principles of animal biology and explore what constitutes a clean and friendly environment in which animals can thrive. While our courses are primarily classroom-based, we are delighted to be working in partnership with Brockswood Animal Sanctuary in Sedgley, which offers a home to all kinds of sick, injured or abandoned creatures – whether they are cute and cuddly or creepy and crawly.You will also have the chance to undertake work experience at Dudley Zoo. Our academic courses are ideal if you want to progress to Higher Education or pursue a career in an animal-related area such as veterinary nursing, wildlife management and zoos, animal welfare organisations or animal health welfare.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

2

24

95%

95%

3

24

100%

97%

TOTAL

48

98%

96%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students COMPLETINGIN

EDUCATION & TRAINING

87%

EMPLOYMENT

9%

HIGHER EDUCATION

4%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ANIMAL SCIENCE

Learn the theory behind caring for and handling domestic, farm or exotic animals.

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Animal Science


Animal Science BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 3452

Animal Management EDEXCEL – LEVEL 3

CAMPUS The Broadway, Brockswood Animal Sanctuary & Dudley Zoo

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COURSE CONTENT

ANIMAL SCIENCE

Topics to be covered will include: s -AINTAINANIMALACCOMMODATION s -AINTAINANIMALHEALTHANDWELFARE s "ASICPRINCIPLESOFANIMALBIOLOGY s !NIMALBEHAVIOURANDHANDLING s !NIMALBREEDSANDGROOMING The course will be based at The Broadway campus for tuition and tutorial but also at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary for tuition and practical activities and Dudley Zoo for practical activities. COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment is through assignments set during the year. These assignments can involve the demonstration of knowledge and practical skills. Part of the course will involve a 150 hour placement at a work-based site that deals with animals.

REF: 3491 CAMPUS The Broadway, Brockswood Animal Sanctuary & Dudley Zoo COURSE CONTENT Topics to be covered will include: s 0RINCIPLESOFANIMALBIOLOGY s 0RINCIPLESOFANIMALNUTRITION s %XOTICANIMALHEALTHANDHUSBANDRY s 0RINCIPLESOFWILDLIFEPOPULATIONS ECOLOGYANDCONSERVATION s &ARMLIVESTOCKHUSBANDRY s 5NDERSTANDANIMALHEALTHANDWELFARE s 5NDERSTANDANIMALWELFAREANDBREEDDEVELOPMENT s "IOCHEMISTRY The course will be based at The Broadway campus for tuition and tutorial but also at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary for tuition and practical activities and Dudley Zoo for practical activities.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

You should have a minimum of D grade at GCSE (or equivalent) in 4 subjects including English Language and science.

Assessment is through assignments set during the year. These assignments can involve the demonstration of knowledge and practical skills. Part of the course will involve a 300 hour placement at a work-based site that deals with animals. The 90 Credit Diploma is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and the Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels

MATERIALS Text books will be provided. You will be required to provide writing materials and paper. You will need to have sturdy, waterproof footwear such as boots and warm clothing when spending time at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary and Dudley Zoo.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above including English Language and a grade C in science.

DURATION

MATERIALS

1 year.

Text books will be provided. You will be required to provide writing materials and paper. You will need to have sturdy, waterproof footwear such as boots, overalls and warm clothing when spending time at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary and Dudley Zoo.

PROGRESSION Successful completion of this course with merit or distinction will allow entry on to a Level 3 course in Animal Science.

DURATION 2 years, completing 90 Credit Diploma in Animal Management in year 1 and the Extended Diploma in Animal Management in year 2. PROGRESSION The 90 Credit Diploma is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and the extended diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels. It is suitable for those wishing to enter a specialist area of work in Animal Science and management or to progress to Higher Education on a degree or HND course.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


STUDENTS WORKING WITH THE ANIMALS AT BROCKSWOOD ANIMAL SANCTUARY & DUDLEY ZOO... 39 ANIMAL SCIENCE For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


40 APPRENTICESHIPS For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Apprenticeships are a great way to learn ‘on the job’ – and earn a salary at the same time. Supporting a wide range of disciplines from accounting to engineering, hairdressing to retail, Dudley College’s Apprenticeship programme provides the academic backbone to your working week.You will probably work for four days in ďŹ ve with your employer and come to us for one on day release. If you are considering an Apprenticeship through Dudley College, it is likely that you are already employed or have secured a work placement. If you haven’t, our Traineeship Programme may be for you. Either way, we always offer a friendly, personal service to help you on your way towards a bright future. We can also assist if you have secured your work placement but need a boost in meeting the GCSE entry requirements.

Dudley College’s Employment Hub If you’re looking for work that will enable you to undertake an Apprenticeship, our exciting new Employment Hub should be your ďŹ rst port of call. In these new facilities our careers experts are on hand to help you with CV writing, interview techniques, applications and job searching. We also offer a dedicated Apprenticeship brokerage service to match you with the right employer.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

INTERMEDIATE

550

85%

73%

ADVANCED

295

91%

77%

HIGHER

28

89%

73%

TOTAL

873

87%

74%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

Build skills and knowledge for your chosen career – and earn while you learn.

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Apprenticeships


Traineeship

Accounting

REF: 3913

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

CAMPUS The Broadway

REF: 1577

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COURSE CONTENT

APPRENTICESHIPS

If you’re interested in becoming an apprentice but you’re not currently employed or if you would like to kick start a career by gaining the underpinning knowledge for employment, then a traineeship course could be the ideal route for you.

CAMPUS

Our traineeship programme has been designed to understand the skills you have to offer an employer and develop further skills to allow you to become an apprentice. While on the programme, our recruitment team will support you in looking for employment opportunities.

This programme offers the beneďŹ ts of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education, have a good idea of what you want to do and want to gain an accounting qualiďŹ cation.You will study:

4HISCOURSEISIDEALIFYOUHAVERECENTLYLEFTSCHOOLANDOR are looking for an Apprenticeship.

Level 2 Units: s 0ROCESSINGBOOKKEEPINGTRANSACTIONS s #ONTROLACCOUNTS JOURNALSANDTHEBANKINGSYSTEM s "ASICCOSTING s 7ORKINGEFFECTIVELYINACCOUNTINGANDlNANCE s #OMPUTERISEDACCOUNTS

You will study: s s s s s s s s s s s s

%MPLOYABILITYSKILLS )NTERVIEWSKILLS !PPLICATIONAND#6WRITING 7ORKINGWITHOTHERS 4EAMBUILDING -EETINGEMPLOYERSEXPECTATIONS 0RESENTATIONSKILLS #OMMUNITYPROJECT #AREERINFORMATIONANDADVICE %NGLISHANDMATHSDEVELOPMENT )#4SKILLDEVELOPMENT 0ERSONALSOCIALDEVELOPMENT

Along with vocational training for your chosen Apprenticeship pathway. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as computer-based examinations, portfolio work, assignments and observations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be aged 16 or over and be currently unemployed and looking for an Apprenticeship. MATERIALS You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc. and a USB stick to save your work to.

The Broadway COURSE CONTENT

Level 3 Units: s !CCOUNTSPREPARATION s 0REPARElNALACCOUNTSFORSOLETRADERSANDPARTNERSHIPS s #OSTSANDREVENUES s )NDIRECTTAX s 3PREADSHEETSOFTWARE s 0ROFESSIONALETHICS COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed mainly by computer-based examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. Level 2: You will need 5 GCSEs grades A – C including English and maths, a successful interview and an initial assessment. Level 3: You will need to have completed Apprenticeship Level 2. An interview and an initial assessment will be needed. You must be in relevant employment or have secured your own work placement.

DURATION 12-26 weeks.

MATERIALS

PROGRESSION

You will need general items of stationery and a USB stick to save your work to.

Any Level 2 Apprenticeship.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Completion of Level 2 leads to the Level 3 qualiďŹ cation. Successful completion of the Level 3 leads to appropriate management programmes and part-time Level 4 accounts programmes.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Administration INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 634

Beauty Therapy ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 3

REF: 3664

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CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

Dudley Evolve

You will receive a wide range of work-based learning including: OfďŹ ce systems and procedures, communication systems and procedures, health and safety at work, laws affecting administration roles, receiving visitors, booking travel and accommodation; working as part of a team and personal and professional development. You will also do Functional Skills – English, maths and IT. COURSE ASSESSMENT #ONTINUALASSESSMENTANDOREXAMINATIONSDEPENDINGONTHE course of study. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

COURSE CONTENT The course consists of mandatory, optional and additional modules. s !NATOMYANDPHYSIOLOGY s "ODYMASSAGE s %LECTRICALFACEANDBODYTREATMENTS s %PILATION s#ONTRIBUTETOTHEPLANNINGANDIMPLEMENTATIONOF promotional activities s0ROVIDESTONETHERAPYTREATMENTS s-ONITORPROCEDURESTOSAFELYCONTROLOPERATIONS s7ORKEXPERIENCE s&UNCTIONAL3KILLSINMATHSAND%NGLISH s%MPLOYERS2IGHTSAND2ESPONSIBILITIES

You must be in employment or have secured or be looking for your own work placement before you can start this course.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Apprenticeship Level 2: GCSE English at grade C or above and maths at grade D or above, a successful interview and an initial assessment in English and maths. Also basic knowledge of Microsoft OfďŹ ce applications and good keyboard skills.

Continuous on course assessment involving: s0RACTICALOBSERVATIONS s%XTERNALLYSETWRITTENONLINEMODULARTESTS s/RALQUESTIONING

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A to C including English and maths, NVQ Level 2 or at least one year’s experience working in an ofďŹ ce environment with knowledge of ofďŹ ce procedures. You will also be given help to secure a work placement to join the programme.

Assessment takes place within college and in the work placement.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Grade C for maths and English or Functional Skills. Level 1 in English and maths. MATERIALS Uniform – £55 +ITna DURATION

MATERIALS

1 year.

You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc. and a USB stick to save your work to.

PROGRESSION The student can progress on to Higher Education on completion of their Level 3 qualiďŹ cation. VTCT Level 4 Business Management.

DURATION 1 year (each level). PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualiďŹ cations or seek promotion opportunities.

Career options: Beauty therapy, international work and management in salons, spa, clinics, hotels, ďŹ tness centres or freelance.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

COURSE CONTENT


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butchery & retail skills

Childcare

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 1352

REF: 3494

The Broadway

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

CAMPUS

COURSE CONTENT

APPRENTICESHIPS

CAMPUS Off-site COURSE CONTENT This programme aims to equip you with the necessary skills to work in the meat and poultry processing industry. It is a practical hands-on course if you are new to the industry or more experienced and do not have formal qualiďŹ cations. On this course you will study (depending on chosen route): s &OOD-ANUFACTURE2ETAILAND3ERVICE3UPPORT3KILLS at NVQ Level 2 OR s &OOD-ANUFACTURE"UTCHERY2ETAIL3KILLS AT.61,EVEL A technical certiďŹ cate: s ,EVEL!WARDIN0RINCIPLESOF7ORKINGIN&OOD-ANUFACTURE Plus 2 Functional Skills: s -ATHSn,EVEL s %NGLISHn,EVEL COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment is carried out on a continuous basis involving practical observations in the workplace, related knowledge tests and the collection of evidence which is incorporated into a portfolio.

This course is for you if you are currently working with children in a wide variety of situations e.g. working in a playgroup, crèche, day nursery or as a nanny. You will learn about caring for children as they develop from birth to 19 years of age, covering topics such as: s s s s s s s s s s s s s s

ERTIlCATEIN#HILDRENSAND9OUNG0EOPLES7ORKFORCE # &UNCTIONAL3KILLS,EVELn-ATHS &UNCTIONAL3KILLS,EVELn)#4 &UNCTIONAL3KILLS,EVELn%NGLISH 0AEDIATRIClRSTAID %22 %MPLOYERS2IGHTSAND2ESPONSIBILITIES !NINTRODUCTIONTOWORKINGWITHCHILDREN 4HEDEVELOPINGCHILD 3AFE HEALTHYANDNURTURINGENVIRONMENTSFORCHILDREN #HILDRENANDPLAY #OMMUNICATIONANDPROFESSIONALSKILLS 4HECHILDCAREPRACTITIONERINTHEWORKPLACE 7ORKINGWITHCHILDRENFROMBIRTHTOAGEYEARS 4UTORIALS

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a portfolio of work. Practical assessment will be observed performance in the workplace, questioning and reective evidence. Functional Skills consist of assignments and examinations.

Your assessor will visit you regularly to assess your practical skills, review your progress and set objectives with you and your employer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A nationally recognised qualiďŹ cation (NVQ) at Level 2 or 3 will be awarded upon the successful completion of the programme, to formally demonstrate achievement.

s % MPLOYMENTINACHILDCARESETTINGFORAMINIMUMOFHOURS per week s '#3%SATGRADE$ORABOVEINCLUDING%NGLISH OR CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children CertiďŹ cate at merit OR above with satisfactory placement reports and tutor reference s )NITIALASSESSMENTAT,EVELORABOVEIN%NGLISHANDMATHS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in paid employment within the butchery industry, enabling you to further develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of your trade. Although no speciďŹ c qualiďŹ cations are required, you must be in paid employment and hold a genuine interest in the industry. You should also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and a strong determination to succeed in your chosen career.

You will need to attend an interview, provide two satisfactory references and are required to have:

NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difďŹ culties in gaining employment in this ďŹ eld of work. DBS forms are available from college.

MATERIALS You will need basic items of stationery – pens, paper etc. and a USB stick to save your work to.

MATERIALS

DURATION

DURATION

1 year.

1 year (each level).

PROGRESSION

PROGRESSION

Completion of Level 2 leads to the Level 3 qualiďŹ cation. Successful completion of the Level 3 leads to appropriate management programmes.

Children’s and Young People’s Workforce Level 3.

To be advised by your tutor.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Construction

(Carpentry, Brickwork & Plastering) INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 1834 CAMPUS The Broadway COURSE CONTENT

Mons Hill

On the Apprenticeship Level 2, the topics covered will include: giving customers a positive impression, delivering reliable customer service, developing customer relationships, resolving customer service problems and laws relating to customers.

COURSE CONTENT Craft areas will include practical and technology aspects and can be chosen from the following: s "RICKWORK s 3ITECARPENTRY s "ENCHJOINERY You will also have to study the relative technical certiďŹ cate, Functional Skills, Health and Safety and Employment Rights and Responsibilities. All practical training is provided in modern college workshops.

On the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3, you will learn about the organisation, delivery and maintenance of reliable customer service, improving the customer relationship, working with others to improve customer service, monitoring and solving customer problems, and promoting continuous improvement. You will also study for a technical certiďŹ cate that will give you the knowledge you need to do your job and work on your Functional Skills in maths and English. COURSE ASSESSMENT

COURSE ASSESSMENT

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will be assessed in the workplace for your competence in providing customer service. You will have to take timed exams for the technical certiďŹ cate (multiple choice exam) and you may have to take a test in maths and English.

You must be in employment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Apprenticeship Level 2 and 3: Entry to programme is by interview and an initial assessment at the college in English and maths, in which you are required to achieve Level 1.

You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

Continuous on-course assessment of assignments and practical in college.

MATERIALS You will need to provide your own paper, pens and pencils. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for working in the workshops, protective footwear must be provided by you and any protective clothing that you may wish to wear. All other PPE is provided by the college. DURATION 2-4 years. PROGRESSION Employment within the construction industry.

To start the Apprenticeship Level 2: You must have a minimum of GCSE maths at grade A* – D and English at grades A* – C, complete a successful interview and an initial assessment in English and maths. You will need to be able to show that you have basic IT skills. To start the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A* – C including English and maths, NVQ Level 2 and at least one year’s experience in a customer service environment. You will also need to attend an interview and achieve suitable results on your initial assessment in English and maths. You will also need a work placement that allows you to collect the evidence for a Level 3 NVQ. You will be given help to secure a work placement if you are unable to ďŹ nd your own. MATERIALS You will need general items of stationery and a USB stick to save your work to. DURATION 1 year (each level). PROGRESSION From Level 2 you can progress to Level 3, providing your work placement will give you the evidence required for a Level 3 NVQ. From Level 3 you can progress to advanced part-time courses in business or administration.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

CAMPUS

45

REF: 2797

customer service


Electro Technical

(Electrical Installation)

Engineering INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2

REF: 3888

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 3

46

REF: 636

APPRENTICESHIPS

CAMPUS

CAMPUS The Broadway

The Broadway COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the beneďŹ t of experience at work, supported by learning at college and is especially suited if you do not wish to remain in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do. You will study: s s s s s

%LECTRICALWORKSHOP 2EGULATIONS %LECTRICALPRINCIPLES #RAFTTHEORYANDPRACTICES &UNCTIONAL3KILLS

During the course you will have the opportunity to achieve a C&G 2357 Diploma at Level 3 and the AM2 Test. COURSE ASSESSMENT The NVQ is continually assessed at college and in the workplace and is based on a portfolio of evidence. The C&G 2357 knowledge units are assessed by examinations and coursework assessments. Functional Skills consist of assignments and examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment in the electrical industry with a company capable of supporting an NVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation (Building Structures) or Electrical Maintenance.

COURSE CONTENT An Apprenticeship offers the combined beneďŹ ts of work experience and supported academic learning at college. Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualiďŹ cations and workplace experience. As an employed person, you will earn as you learn and you gain practical skills from the workplace. The Apprenticeship you will study will depend on your job role, but will follow one of the following pathways: s s s s s

-ECHANICALMANUFACTURING %NGINEERINGMAINTENANCEANDINSTALLATION &ABRICATIONANDWELDING -ATERIALSPROCESSINGlNISHING %NGINEERINGTECHNICALSUPPORT

As an apprentice you will come to college one day per week to study a qualiďŹ cation. The exact qualiďŹ cation will depend on the engineering pathway chosen for your Apprenticeship and THENEEDSOFTHEINDIVIDUALEMPLOYERnEITHERAN%!, Diploma in Engineering Technology or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering. Both options cover a range of engineering units, such as: engineering principles, engineering techniques, Health & Safety, milling & turning, CAD or engineering design. In addition to this you will be assessed at work against a suitable NVQ that is relevant to your job role (see pathways above).You will undertake class work relating the theory to the practical training in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualiďŹ cation. COURSE ASSESSMENT

You will need to have 3 GCSEs including English and maths at grade C or above and an IT Level 1 qualiďŹ cation. An interview and an initial assessment will be needed.

Continual assessment for NVQs coupled with assignments ANDOREXAMINATIONSFORTHEDAYRELEASEPROGRAMME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

MATERIALS

2-3 years.

You must be employed to be an Apprentice. If you do not have a work placement or an offer of a placement Dudley College may be able to help you ďŹ nd an employer.You will be required to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of abilities.

PROGRESSION

MATERIALS

From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualiďŹ cations or seek promotion opportunities.

Stationery and portfolio materials.

Career options: Electrician or management within the electrical industry.

1-2 years.

Stationery and portfolio materials. DURATION

DURATION PROGRESSION Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering. BTEC Level 3 full-time programme.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Engineering ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 3

REF: 3889

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2

CAMPUS

REF: 3817

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The Broadway COURSE CONTENT

The Apprenticeship you will study will depend on your job role, but will follow one of the following pathways: -ECHANICALMANUFACTURING %NGINEERINGMAINTENANCE &ABRICATIONANDWELDING -ATERIALSPROCESSINGlNISHING %NGINEERINGTECHNICALSUPPORT %LECTRICALELECTRONICENGINEERING

As an apprentice you will come to college one day per week to study a qualiďŹ cation. The exact qualiďŹ cation will depend on the engineering pathway chosen for your Apprenticeship and THENEEDSOFTHEINDIVIDUALEMPLOYER0OSSIBLEOPTIONSFORTHE day release programme include: s s s s

%!,,EVEL$IPLOMAIN%NGINEERING4ECHNOLOGY %!,,EVEL$IPLOMAIN#ASTING4ECHNOLOGY "4%#,EVEL$IPLOMAIN-ANUFACTURING%NGINEERING "4%#,EVEL$IPLOMAIN%LECTRICAL%LECTRONIC%NGINEERING

The exact unit content of these qualiďŹ cations will be discussed at interview. In addition to this you will be assessed at work against a suitable NVQ that is relevant to your job role (see pathways above).You will undertake class work relating the theory to the practical training in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualiďŹ cation. COURSE ASSESSMENT Continual assessment for NVQs coupled with assignments ANDOREXAMINATIONSFORTHEDAYRELEASEPROGRAMME

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT Competence: The qualiďŹ cation consists of 4 mandatory units and 10 optional units split into 3 groups. To achieve the qualiďŹ cation, a minimum of 37 credits must be achieved in total, 15 credits from the 4 mandatory units, a minimum 8 credits from optional unit group 1, a minimum 11 credits from optional unit group 2 and a minimum 3 credits from optional unit group 3. Achievement of any additional optional units will be recognised and recorded on the certiďŹ cate. Knowledge: The qualiďŹ cation comprises 4 mandatory units and 9 optional units. To achieve the qualiďŹ cation a minimum of 13 credits must be achieved in total, 10 from the 4 mandatory units and a minimum of 3 credits from the 9 optional units. Apprentices also need to complete an additional unit on Employee Rights and Responsibilities. Achievement of any additional optional credits will be recognised and recorded on the certiďŹ cate. Functional Skills in English and maths. COURSE ASSESSMENT A range of assessment methods are used from observations, practical tests, question and answers, tests online and written, completion of question booklets, company documents and portfolios. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Candidates must be in employment and complete a successful interview. Potential candidates must also complete an initial assessment to gauge English and maths levels. MATERIALS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and science and a good command of English. It may also be possible to progress onto this course if you have an appropriate level 2 engineering qualiďŹ cation.You will be required to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of abilities.

Must provide own writing materials, etc. DURATION 1-2 years. PROGRESSION Level 3 qualiďŹ cations are available.

MATERIALS Stationery and portfolio materials. DURATION 1-2 years. PROGRESSION Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering. (IGHER.ATIONAL#ERTIlCATE$IPLOMAIN%NGINEERING For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

An Apprenticeship offers the combined beneďŹ ts of work experience and supported academic learning at college. Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualiďŹ cations and workplace experience. As an employed person, you will earn as you learn and you gain practical skills from the workplace.

s s s s s s

fenestration or glass processing


Hairdressing

DUDLEY COLLEGE AWARDS 2013 CASE STUDY

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 643

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CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

APPRENTICESHIPS

COURSE CONTENT

STUDENT NAME:

You will study the following units:

Jade Dowd Guest

s %NSUREYOUROWNACTIONSREDUCERISKSTOHEALTHANDSAFETY s 'IVECLIENTSAPOSITIVEIMPRESSIONOFYOURSELFAND your organisation s !DVISEANDCONSULTWITHCLIENTS s $EVELOPANDMAINTAINEFFECTIVENESSATWORK s 3HAMPOOANDCONDITIONHAIRANDSCALP s #UTHAIRUSINGBASICTECHNIQUES s 3TYLE DRESSANDlNISHHAIRUSINGBASICTECHNIQUES s 0ERMANDNEUTRALISEUSINGBASICTECHNIQUES s #HANGEHAIRCOLOURUSINGBASICTECHNIQUES s 2ECEPTIONSKILLS Plus additional units for Functional Skills and Employers Rights and Responsibilities. You will be based in a hairdressing salon where you will receive real work experience and training.The hairdressing programme incorporates both college and work-based assessment. COURSE ASSESSMENT Continual assessment and external tests in Functional Skills (unless exemptions apply). Exemptions from Functional Skills INCLUDE'#3%ATGRADE#ORABOVEIN%NGLISH,ANGUAGE Literature, maths and Information Technology. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement and worked in the salon environment for at least one week. Apprenticeship Level 2: GCSEs at grades A – D to include English, with excellent communication skills and a successful interview and initial assessment. Advanced Level 3: A minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths. MATERIALS The following equipment and protective clothing to be provided by the trainee:

COURSE: COURSE

winner of the 16-18 Apprentice Award

NVQ Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

It’s hard to work out who is most pleased – hairdressing apprentice Jade Dowd Guest, her employer Euphoria Hair or her assessor at Dudley College. They all have reason to be cheerful. Jade, 17, got excellent results in her GCSEs and could have chosen to study A Levels. But Jade, from Stourbridge, already knew what she wanted to do. So she enrolled at Dudley College and did a taster week at Euphoria in Wordsley where she impressed manager, Debi Shaw. Debi said: “Jade took to it straight away. We were very happy to have her as an apprentice. Jade is very efďŹ cient and seems to be always ahead of us, ready to go and there when you need her. “Importantly for a salon environment, she is a good team player. Jade is picking up skills and whilst there is, of course, still lots to learn she is a very positive addition for us.â€? Jade said: “I took the apprentice route because I could get more salon experience. I’ve enjoyed it from the ďŹ rst day.â€? At college and in her assessments, Jade is a model student and achieving excellent scores. Carol Burgess, Jade’s assessor at Dudley College, said: “Jade pushes herself forward for all practical activities that stretch her abilities. h3HEREPRESENTED$UDLEYINANINTER COLLEGE competition and coped very well and was a great advocate for the college.â€?

A kit containing scissors, a selection of combs and brushes etc. Uniform dress code to be worn will be plum tunic, trousers and black shoes. Supplier information and price lists will be issued during college induction. DURATION 1-2 years. PROGRESSION Ladies Hairdressing NVQ Level 3. For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 3492

REF:TBC

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

Depending on your job role there are a range of units that you can choose to complete.

This is a practical programme which will provide you with an excellent introduction for a career in catering and hospitality. Additionally, there will be opportunities available to you to attend work placements and educational visits to local restaurants and suppliers.

These can include: s s s s s s s

(EALTHAND3AFETY #OMMUNICATION 5NDERSTANDINGPHYSICALDISABILITIES )NFECTIONCONTROL !WARENESSOFSENSORYLOSS .UTRITION $EMENTIAAWARENESS

You will develop skills, work under pressure and learn to be part of a team.You will also undertake additional qualiďŹ cations to enhance your career opportunities.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a portfolio of work. Practical assessment will be observed performance in the workplace, questioning and reective evidence. Functional Skills consist of assignments and examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to attend an interview, provide two satisfactory references and are required to have: s % MPLOYMENTINACHILDCARESETTINGFORAMINIMUMOFHOURS per week s '#3%SATGRADE$ORABOVEINCLUDING%NGLISH OR CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children CertiďŹ cate at merit OR above with satisfactory placement reports and tutor reference s )NITIALASSESSMENTAT,EVELORABOVEIN%NGLISHANDMATHS NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor, non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difďŹ culties in gaining employment in this ďŹ eld of work. DBS forms are available from college.

MATERIALS To be advised by your tutor. DURATION

You will study a range of different modules including: s &OODSAFETY s (EALTHAND3AFETY s (EALTHYEATING s 0REPARINGANDCOOKINGDIFFERENTFOODS s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS You will be asked to cater for college events and functions as part of the course. COURSE ASSESSMENT s 0RACTICALACTIVITIES s !SSIGNMENTWORK s 7ORKPLACEMENT Method of teaching: s 0RACTICALACTIVITIES s 0ROJECTWORK s #LASSROOMBASEDACTIVITIES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be employed in the job role and work for more than 16 hours per week. You must provide 2 satisfactory references. You should have GCSE English and maths at a grade D or above. You must have had at least 1 month’s experience in this job role before we can enrol you on the course.You should have English and maths skills at Level 1.

1-3 years. MATERIALS PROGRESSION

To be advised by tutor.

From Advanced Apprenticeship you can seek promotion opportunities.

DURATION 1-2 years. PROGRESSION Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership pathway, Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Business and Administration. For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

Hospitality & Catering 49

Health & Social Care


IT, Software, Mechanical Web & Telecoms Services (Gas, Plumbing, Refrigeration, Professionals 50

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP, ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP & HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2, 3 & 4

APPRENTICESHIPS

REF: 645

Heating & Ventilating)

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 1560

CAMPUS The Broadway COURSE CONTENT The programme offers the beneďŹ ts of work experience supported by college-based learning and offers an alternative to those who do not wish to remain in full-time education. Offered at Levels 2, 3 and 4 learners will complete: s $IPLOMAIN)#40ROFESSIONAL#OMPETENCE (including the Comptia A+) s !WARD#ERTIlCATEIN)#43YSTEMSAND0RINCIPLES s (.#IN#OMPUTING,EVELONLY s &UNCTIONAL3KILLSIN%NGLISH MATHSAND)#4 The Diploma in ICT Professional Competence allows for the selection of a number of optional units such as: s 4ESTING)#4SYSTEMS s 4ECHNICALFAULTDIAGNOSIS s 7ORKINGWITHHARDWAREAND)#4EQUIPMENT s 3ECURITYOF)#4SYSTEMS s 3OFTWAREINSTALLATIONANDUPGRADE s 4ECHNICALADVICEANDGUIDANCE s 7EBSITESOFTWARE s 2EMOTESUPPORTFOR)#4PRODUCTSANDSERVICES COURSE ASSESSMENT By a variety of methods – on course portfolio of evidence (electronic), externally set examinations and work-based assessment. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will ideally need 4 GCSEs to include maths and English at grade D or above, together with a successful interview including an initial assessment and references. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You must have completed an Apprenticeship Level 2 or hold other relevant qualiďŹ cations. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement. Higher Apprenticeship Level 4: You must have completed an Apprenticeship Level 3 or hold other relevant qualiďŹ cations. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement.

CAMPUS Mons Hill COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the beneďŹ ts of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do. You will study: s ( EATINGANDVENTILATINGINDUSTRIAL DOMESTICANDSERVICE and maintenance) s 0LUMBINGORGASlTTINGINCLUDINGPRACTICALEXPERIENCE s "ACKGROUNDTHEORYANDTECHNICALASPECTS s (EALTHAND3AFETY s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a variety of methods including continual assessment, externally set examinations and work-based assessment. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need GCSEs in English and maths at grade C or above, together with an initial assessment and an interview. Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 Apprenticeship qualiďŹ cation. You must be in employment.You will be given help to secure employment if necessary. MATERIALS You will need to provide your own paper, pens and pencils. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for working in the workshops, protective footwear must be provided by you and any protective clothing that you may wish to wear. All other PPE is provided by the college. DURATION

MATERIALS

2-4 years.

You will need general items of stationery and a USB stick drive to save your work to.

PROGRESSION

DURATION Level 2 – 12 months, Level 3 – 18 months, Level 4 – 24 months. PROGRESSION

From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to NVQs in domestic heating, heating and ventilation, service and maintenance, gas ďŹ tting and plumbing or Higher Education, professional qualiďŹ cations or seek promotion opportunities.

Seek promotion opportunities in the workplace or additional professional qualiďŹ cations. For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Reception – Front of House

Retail

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2

REF: 2796

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 3816 The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This programme offers the beneďŹ ts of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study:

s AINTENANCEOFASAFE HYGIENICANDSECURE working environment s 'IVECUSTOMERSAPOSITIVEIMPRESSIONOFYOURSELF and your organisation s 7ORKINGEFFECTIVELYASPARTOFAHOSPITALITYTEAMANDA selection of optional units of which some examples are listed below: s $EALWITHARRIVALOFCUSTOMERS s $EALWITHBOOKINGS s 0REPARECUSTOMERACCOUNTSANDDEALWITHDEPARTURES s $EALWITHCOMMUNICATIONSASPARTOFTHE reception function s 0ROVIDETOURISMINFORMATIONSERVICESTOCUSTOMERS

At Level 2: s 7ORKINGTOORGANISATIONALSTANDARDS s 4EAMWORKING s OPTIONALUNITS TOBEAGREED s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS At Level 3: s $EVELOPINGANDMAINTAININGPRODUCTIVEWORKINGRELATIONSHIPS s OPTIONALUNITS TOBEAGREED s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Assessment will be via a variety of methods e.g observation in the workplace, discussions and assignments.

You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence and take exams for the Functional Skills elements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must be employed in the job role and work for more than 16 hours per week.

Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need GCSE English at grade C – D, completion of an initial assessment and have an interview.

You must provide 2 satisfactory references. You should have GCSE English and maths at a grade D or above. You must have had at least 1 month’s experience in this job role before we can enrol you on the course.You should have English and maths skills at Level 1.

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and maths. You must be in employment or have secured a retail work placement.

MATERIALS

MATERIALS

To be advised by tutor.

You will need general items of stationery and a USB stick to save your work to.

DURATION

DURATION

1-2 years.

2-4 years.

PROGRESSION

PROGRESSION

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership pathway, Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.

HNC in Retail or Foundation Degree in Retail Management, promotion opportunities.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

CAMPUS

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CAMPUS


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Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

warehouse & STORAGE

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 3915

REF: 688

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

APPRENTICESHIPS

CAMPUS Various

CAMPUS

COURSE CONTENT

Wolverhampton Street

This course offers the beneďŹ t of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study:

COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the beneďŹ t of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study: s 3ERVICEANDMAINTENANCEOFROADVEHICLES s (EALTHAND3AFETY s 6EHICLESYSTEMSTECHNOLOGY s%22 %MPLOYMENT2ESPONSIBILITIESAND2IGHTS s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS COURSE ASSESSMENT IMI Awards set online testing. IMI Awards set written assignment (Coursework). You will be assessed by portfolio of work and work-based assessment. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: Must have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English together with an interview and an initial assessment.You must be in employment or have secured a work placement. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: Must have completed a Level 2 maintenance & repair course or equivalent, or at least 5 years experience in a vehicle service and repair environment.

At Level 2: s (EALTH3AFETYANDSECURITYINTHEWORKPLACE s %FFECTIVEWORKINGRELATIONSHIPS s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS s /PTIONALUNITSTOBEAGREED At Level 3: s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS s OPTIONALUNITS TOBEAGREED COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed mainly through a portfolio of work. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need 3 GCSEs at grades A – D including English and maths, an interview and an initial assessment. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need to have completed an Apprenticeship at Level 2. If joining at Level 3, you will need to attend an interview and complete an aptitude test. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement. MATERIALS

You must be in employment or have secured a work placement.

You will need general items of stationery and a USB stick drive to save your work to.

MATERIALS

DURATION

To be advised by tutor.

1-2 years.

DURATION

PROGRESSION

1-4 years.

From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education or employment.

PROGRESSION Professional qualiďŹ cations in supervisory management, MOT tester or Higher Education.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


New casting apprenticeship resurrects traditional Black County engineering skills

This latest Apprenticeship was developed in conjunction with Thomas Dudley, Charter Castings, Boro Foundry Ltd, Castings PLC, JJ Siddons and the Institute of Cast Metal Engineers (ICME) to ensure that training in this skill is resurrected. With an initial cohort of nine apprentices, all employed by the engineering companies within the partnership, there is already a growing interest in the training programme from other manufacturers across the Black Country. 4HEAPPRENTICESBEGANTHEIRREAL@HANDS ONCASTINGTRAININGAT4HOMAS$UDLEY Ltd, where they accessed a range of specialist casting equipment and were taken through the process of pattern making, design for casting, sand moulding and core making. Metal casting is a metalworking technique in which molten metal is poured into a mould and allowed to set before being removed to reveal a metal piece which can be finished with grinding, sanding and polishing before being sold. Applications for castings include the automotive, aerospace, nuclear industry, wind energy, pumps and values, telecommunications and many more.

Dudley College apprentices accompanying Ian Austin MP on a foundry tour of Thomas Dudley Ltd.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

APPRENTICESHIPS

To celebrate the introduction of the new Casting Apprenticeship during National Apprenticeship Week, Ian Austin MP visited Thomas Dudley Ltd to meet the first apprentices undertaking the training.

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A plea from local engineering companies to reintroduce training in one of the oldest metalwork techniques in the world, has prompted Dudley College to launch a new Apprenticeship in Casting. This sees the first apprentices in more than 20 years begin their training in this complex but essential engineering skill.


graded ‘outstanding’ by ofsted 2013 54 ART & DESIGN * “Learners studying fashion create innovative and imaginative designs to demonstrate their excellent understanding of materials, pattern, colour and texture.” Ofsted 2013

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Art & Design Learners on our Art & Design courses have gone on to study at a higher LEVELANDORTAKENUPCREATIVECAREERSINEXCITINGlELDSSUCHASILLUSTRATION ceramics, glass production, graphic design, ďŹ ne art, curation, animation, craft, computer games design, fashion, textiles, product design, interior design, architecture and photography. Our courses could also lead to interesting WORKINMARKETINGORCREATIVEPROJECTEVENTMANAGEMENT Whatever level you’re at, we’re dedicated to helping you reach the next stage – whether that’s Higher Education, training or employment. As one of our learners, you’ll be able to make good use of our fantastic resources, which include photography processing suites, Apple Mac suites, screenprinting facilities, 3D and ceramics workshops, glassblowing and ameworking studios, fashion and textiles studios with industrial sewing machines, large art studios with colour-printing facilities, and ďŹ lm and editing equipment – including a greenscreen room for video production. Our Art & Design lecturers, many of whom are practising designers or artists, place great importance on creative and ‘making’ skills. So whatever you want to be, we will do our best to help you get there. Our institution is proud to have been selected to host an AA2A scheme (Artists Access to Art Colleges). AA2A is a national organisation which allows students to have access to approximately eight practising artists and designer-makers over the average two year course. Each year four ‘mini residencies’ give selected creative professionals the opportunity to use our facilities to work on their own commercial and research projects. So, if you choose a course with us, you’ll not just be studying your subject but may have the opportunity to learn from those already working in the creative industries.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

1

66

100%

86%

2

52

100%

95%

3

168

100%

97%

TOTAL

286

100%

93%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

32%

EMPLOYMENT

10%

HIGHER EDUCATION

48%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ART & DESIGN

Realise your true potential while pursuing a career in the creative industries.


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Art & Design

Art & Design

BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 1431

REF: 2036

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT What is the Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design? The course is designed to develop your creativity in a range of different art and design disciplines such as graphic design, photography, illustration, 3D, ceramics, visual communication, ďŹ ne art, drawing, painting, mixed media, textiles, fashion and contextual studies.You will be working on creative and challenging project briefs that will encourage you to produce practical and innovative art and design work. Our expert tutors will encourage you to explore different ways of working and will help develop your creative ability through practical workshops and studio sessions. The course will help you to deďŹ ne your individual pathway through exploring the work of other artists and evaluating your own work to identify strengths and weaknesses. Towards the end of the course you will have the opportunity to display your work in a public exhibition.

What is the Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design? The course is designed to be an introduction to the world of art and design.You will have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of skills that will include drawing, painting, mixed media, graphic design, glass working, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. Through these activities you will learn perhaps the most important skill of all; how to see and respond to the visual world. Research using the internet and library resources will form part of the learning programme. You will be looking at the work of other artists to inform and inspire your own work. You will also have the opportunity to exhibit your work in a public exhibition at the end of the year. In addition to the practical work in the studio, you will go on trips and visits that directly relate to the projects you will be doing. Alongside your creative skills you will also develop more academic skills in English and maths. COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment of project work will take place regularly throughout the course. Work is assessed by course staff throughout the year. However, as well as the actual work made, key opportunities for staff to assess students’ progress will be made through: s 'ROUPTUTORIALS s 'ROUPDISCUSSIONS PRESENTATIONS s !NNOTATEDSCRAPSKETCHBOOKS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no entry requirements but a keen interest in art or design is desirable. However, all applicants will be interviewed and should bring with them a portfolio of creative work. You will also undertake a English and maths assessment as part of the interview process. MATERIALS Most materials are supplied by the college to successfully complete the projects. The college has a well-stocked library of art and design books and magazines. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design.

In addition to the practical work in the studio you will go on trips and visits that directly relate to the projects you will be doing. Alongside your creative skills you will also develop skills in English and maths. COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment of project work will take place regularly throughout the course.You will complete a ďŹ nal major project that takes place towards the end of the course. Functional Skills are assessed by completing practical work and a short examination. Work is assessed by course staff throughout the year. However, as well as the actual work made, key opportunities for staff to assess students’ progress will be made through: s 'ROUPTUTORIALS s 'ROUPDISCUSSIONS PRESENTATIONS s !NNOTATEDSCRAPSKETCHBOOKS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have achieved GCSEs at grades D – G. You must bring a portfolio of your work to the interview in order to assess your suitability for the course. You should be working at Level 1 English and at least entry level 3 maths. You will also undertake a English and maths assessment to ensure you are working at the required level. MATERIALS The college will supply most materials needed to successfully complete the projects. However, it is advisable to have your own basic kit of materials. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION The Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grade A – C. With this qualiďŹ cation you can apply for a Level 3 Extended Diploma or 90 Credit Diploma, GCE AS and A Level or look for employment.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Art & Design

DUDLEY COLLEGE AWARDS 2013 CASE STUDY

BTEC FOUNDATION DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3/4

REF: 1339 STUDENT NAME:

CAMPUS

Oscar Mirzajevs

You will develop a portfolio of work that is appropriate to your future progression aims and specialise in one of ďŹ ve broad pathway areas. s &INEART s $STUDIES s &ASHIONANDTEXTILES s 6ISUALCOMMUNICATION s 0HOTOGRAPHYANDDIGITALMEDIA You will then go on to display your work in a major exhibition at the end of the year. Visits to local and national galleries and museums are planned throughout the course and there are opportunities to go on residential trips. Recent destinations the department has visited have been Madrid, Berlin, Barcelona and New York. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed at three main stages throughout the course using project-based assessment, observation of your skills in practice, seminar presentations and group and one-to-one tutorials.You need to pass each stage of the course in order to progress on to the next level, with the ďŹ nal stage of the course being marked against Level 4 criteria. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will have an interview to which you will need to bring a portfolio of your artwork to and have one of the following: 1 full A Level or 2 AS Levels in an art-related subject OR BTEC National or Extended Diploma in an art-related subject. If you have been out of education for some time, you will need to have a portfolio of work that shows your current skills and ability. Prior to enrolment on this course you will also need to have an initial assessment in English and maths.You will need to achieve English level 2 and maths level 1. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. MATERIALS

winner of the Art & Design Award

BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design

Having the cream of London’s leading colleges of art and design courting you is a fantastic achievement for any BTEC student. But for Oscar Mirzajevs it is a particularly sweet feeling to be able to take his pick of degree course offers. Oscar, who has been at Dudley College for three years after being excluded from school in his GSCE year, was unable to speak or write English on his arrival in the UK in 2004 from Latvia. “It was hard,â€? said Oscar, now 20, “the only English I knew was from the television. I had to start from scratch. “And at school I went on the wrong path and didn’t behave and had bad attendance. When I was preparing for my GCSEs I got kicked out. I thought about doing plumbing but nobody wanted me. It seemed the only thing I could do was art and design, because I had some skill for drawing and painting.â€? Dudley College took him on but, as Oscar admits, things did not go well to start with. “I was only predicted to get passes. I wasn’t at all focused. “But I decided to start to work hard and by half way through my ďŹ nal year the tutors were impressed and thought I could aim higher and higher. So I ďŹ nished with two distinctions and a merit and I’m predicted a B grade GCSE English.â€? Four universities offered Oscar a place, including Central St Martins. He chose Ravensbourne College, to study motion graphics, an area of work he has been freelancing in. Paul Oldnall, course tutor at Dudley College, said: “Oscar represents what is possible if you have drive and ambition.â€?

The college will provide basic materials but you will be required to have your own basic kit such as paintbrushes, portfolio and sketchbook. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION The Foundation course is the beginning for many of a career in the creative industries and previous students have progressed on to a wide range of university courses or have started other training courses or employment. For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ART & DESIGN

COURSE CONTENT The Foundation course is a highly creative diagnostic course that is designed to help you develop your individuality and aid your progression primarily, but not exclusively, on to Higher Education courses in Art & Design.

COURSE COURSE:

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Dudley Evolve


Art & Design (General) BTEC 180 CREDIT EXTENDED DIPLOMA/ BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 1020

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CAMPUS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

Candidates should have the following qualiďŹ cations:

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4 GCSEs at grade C or above. One must be in a creative ďŹ eld e.g. art, design technology in graphics, graphic products, textiles or resistant materials. In addition, English Language and maths are preferred. OR Level 2 Diploma in a creative subject.

What is the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design? It is a course for those who have a keen interest in creative subjects and want to enhance and extend their practical 2D and 3D skills. During this course you will gain practical experience working in state-of-the-art studios and create art & design work that is self-directed and supported by tutors with professional experience. You will learn how to explain and evaluate your own working methods through discussion and assignments. You will have many opportunities to produce and exhibit your own work to the general public as well being supported to create a professional portfolio for university or industry. 4HISMULTI DISCIPLINARYPROGRAMMEENCOMPASSES traditional and specialist subjects such as: s $RAWING s 0AINTING s )LLUSTRATION s &INEART s #ERAMICS s $DESIGN s 3CULPTURE s 0HOTOGRAPHY s 4EXTILES s 'RAPHICS s 6ISUALCOMMUNICATION s 'LASS You will work on creative projects that are based upon realistic workplace situations and scenarios. The syllabus ensures you develop knowledge and understanding of the creative skills that will be required for you to move into an art, craft and design profession. Educational visits will also form an integral part of the curriculum. Dedicated sessions will investigate and deďŹ ne HE pathways and progression during year 2. Functional Skills are also embedded into your programme. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through coursework for both practical and theoretical elements.

!LLAPPLICANTSWILLBEINTERVIEWEDWHEREAPORTFOLIOOFART design work must be presented. Evidence of predicted grades is also required. Special cases will be considered for those who have been out of education or who have considerable talent. Prior to enrolment on this course you will also need to have an initial assessment in English and maths.You will need to achieve English level 2 and maths level 1. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. MATERIALS The majority of materials – paper, clay, card, plaster and plastics are provided free of charge. However, sketchbooks and a tool-box containing a range of drawing, painting, CRAFT TOOLS STATIONERYANDAPOCKETDICTIONARYTHESAURUS students are expected to provide for themselves. An A1 portfolio in order to transport work to and from college is also required. An equipment list will be issued to learners upon acceptance onto the course. DURATION 90 credit diploma equivalent to 3 AS Levels – year 1. 180 extended diploma equivalent to 3 A Levels – year 2. PROGRESSION Previous students that completed this programme have gained places at Falmouth, Nottingham, Southampton, Worcester, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton and Birmingham City Universities (BCU). Students have gone on to study APPLIEDARTS lNEART GRAPHICS ILLUSTRATION FASHIONTEXTILES interior & 3D design, photography and visual communication.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Computer Games Design BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 3500 CAMPUS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

You will need to attend an interview and bring with you sketchbooks or a portfolio of your drawings, illustrations, art and design work, together with at least one of the following:

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4 GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which should be in an art or design-related subject OR BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design or equivalent.

ART & DESIGN

COURSE CONTENT What is Computer Games Design? It covers a broad range of technical and creative skills needed to be successful in the games industry. Are you interested in character design and in $$ANIMATIONANDBUILTENVIRONMENTS7ORKINGWITH industry standard applications such as Photoshop, Blender, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Skyrim and Oblivion, you will see how games are made from initial concepts through to the end user. This course has an equal mix of conceptual art and design and practical production for computer games.You will be challenged to think and work creatively in different digital formats and from sketchbooks with the potential to work on live, challenging project briefs with the opportunity to showcase your work to the public. Some of the subjects within the course may include: s #HARACTERDESIGNANDDEVELOPMENTUSINGVISUAL recording techniques s %NVIRONMENTS COMPONENTSANDASSETDESIGNANDCREATION s ,EVELDESIGNANDDEVELOPMENT s #REATINGANDPRODUCINGLEVELDESIGNDOCUMENTS s (ISTORYANDASSOCIATIONSOFGAMESANDCOMPUTER games development s $AND$CHARACTERDESIGNANDDEVELOPMENT s $AND$ANIMATION s #OMPUTERGAMESTORYBOARDDEVELOPMENT s 'AMESENGINEMODIlCATION s $EDICATEDSESSIONSTOINVESTIGATEANDDElNE(%PATHWAYS and progressions during year 2 s %DUCATIONALVISITSWILLFORMANINTEGRALPARTOFTHE curriculum, vital to broadening the experience of design and culture. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will complete a range of projects throughout the course with a ďŹ nal major project at the end of the course that is self-guided.

Prior to enrolment on this course you will also need to have an initial assessment in English and maths.You will need to achieve English level 2 and maths level 1. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. If you do not meet the entry requirements but have considerable talent and enthusiasm you may be considered. Due to the popularity of this course please apply early to avoid disappointment. MATERIALS An equipment list will be issued to learners upon acceptance on to the course. DURATION 2 years. 90 credit diploma equivalent to 3 AS Levels – year 1. 180 extended diploma equivalent to 3 A Levels – year 2. PROGRESSION HND, BA (Hons) in related subject areas such as software development, computer games design and production, computer games conceptual development, art & design, digital illustration, graphic design etc. Alternatively, employment relating to creative or computer games and industries.

Your work will be shown in the end-of-year exhibition that is open to the public.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Digital Arts & Visual Communication BTEC 180 CREDIT EXTENDED DIPLOMA/BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 3813

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

You will need to attend an interview and bring with you sketchbooks or portfolio of your drawings, illustrations, art and design work, together with at least one of the following:

COURSE CONTENT What is digital arts and visual communication? It covers a range of creative skills and disciplines within the creative industries. Are you interested in being a graphic designer or working in a creative studio? Creating logos, illustrations, typography, posters, book covers and digital narratives? You will be using industry standard software on the latest Apple Mac computers and will be challenged to think and work creatively in different digital formats and in sketchbooks and layout pages with the potential to work on live challenging project briefs with the opportunity to showcase your work to the public. Some of the subjects within the course may include: s 3TUDYANDEXPLORETRADITIONALDRAWINGSKILLSANDDIGITAL illustration techniques s 3TUDYHISTORICAL CONTEMPORARYDESIGNERS ARTISTS and illustrators s !PPLYMARKERPENPROCESSESANDPRESENTATIONTECHNIQUES for illustration and visual communication s !CQUIRESKILLSANDTECHNIQUESIN!DOBE0HOTOSHOP and Illustrator s )LLUSTRATIONANDVISUALCOMMUNICATION s $ESKTOPPUBLISHINGTECHNIQUESANDPROCESSES PAGELAYOUT design for visual communication s %XAMINEANDAPPLYDESIGNCONCEPTSANDPRODUCE illustrations for book covers and posters s #ONCEPTUALIDEASGENERATIONANDLAYOUTDESIGNFOR visual communication s 2EVIEWTHESTRUCTUREOFTYPEANDTYPOGRAPHICALFORMSFOR graphic design s $EDICATEDSESSIONSTOINVESTIGATEANDDElNE(%PATHWAYS and progressions during Year 2 s %DUCATIONALVISITSWILLFORMANINTEGRALPARTOFTHE curriculum, vital to broadening experience of design and culture s &UNCTIONAL3KILLSIN%NGLISH

4 GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which should be in an art or design-related subject and, preferably, English OR BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design or equivalent. Prior to enrolment on this course you will also need to have an initial assessment in English and maths.You will need to achieve English level 2 and maths level 1. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. If you do not meet the entry requirements but have considerable talent and enthusiasm you may be considered. Due to the popularity of this course please apply early to avoid disappointment. MATERIALS An equipment list will be issued to learners upon acceptance on to the course. DURATION 2 years. 90 credit diploma equivalent to 3 AS Levels – year 1. 180 extended diploma equivalent to 3 A Levels – year 2. PROGRESSION HND, BA (Hons) in related subject areas such as illustration for advertising, digital illustration, visual communication or graphic design.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will complete a range of projects throughout the course with consistent tutor feedback with a ďŹ nal major project at the end of the course that is self-guided and culminates in a ďŹ nal exhibition open to the public.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Fashion & Clothing BTEC 180 CREDIT EXTENDED DIPLOMA/ BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 1430

All reading materials, specialist books, magazines and trend periodicals for this course are available from the college library or the fashion and textiles studios. Students have access to all relevant machinery, up-to-date equipment, the internet and a virtual learning environment from which students can access course materials outside the college.

COURSE CONTENT Are you interested in pursuing a career in the fashion or textiles industries? What is the Fashion & Clothing course? This course covers a wide range of specialisms from fashion and textile design, creative research and development, observational, technical and life drawing, fashion illustration, concept building, customer and market proďŹ ling, range planning, pattern cutting, garment and accessory production techniques, printed and constructed textiles, fashion industry and business, contextual studies, visual communication styles and techniques, colour exploration, fabric and ďŹ bre knowledge and computer-aided design. During this course you will have the opportunity to create your own textile pieces and fashion collections and have the chance to see your work come to life during public fashion shows. Core studies include: s &ASHIONANDTEXTILEDESIGN s &ASHIONILLUSTRATION s 4EXTILESTECHNIQUESANDPROCESSES s 0ATTERNCUTTING s 'ARMENTCONSTRUCTION

DURATION 2 years. 90 credit diploma equivalent to 3 AS Levels – year 1. 180 extended diploma equivalent to 3 A Levels – year 2. PROGRESSION HND or BA (Hons) in subject areas such as fashion design, fashion marketing and communications, fashion management, fashion journalism, accessory design (contour, lingerie, footwear, millinery), constructed, embroidered or printed textiles, knitwear design or employment within the creative industries.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous assessment of coursework in the ďŹ rst and second years across a range of mandatory and professional specialist units. Year 2 culminates in a major fashion show production and ďŹ nal exhibition. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, one in a creative subject, or BTEC Level 2 in Art & Design or related subject. You will also be asked to attend an interview with a portfolio of art and design work. Prior to enrolment on this course you will also need to have an initial assessment in English and maths.You will need to achieve English level 2 and maths level 1. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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MATERIALS

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Interior Design (Art & Design) BTEC 180 CREDIT EXTENDED DIPLOMA/BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 2711

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COURSE ASSESSMENT

Dudley Evolve

You will be assessed through coursework for both practical and theoretical elements.

COURSE CONTENT What is the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design with Interior Design? It is a course for those who have a keen interest in creative subjects and want to enhance and extend their practical 2D and 3D skills with a speciďŹ c technical interiors aspect. During this course you will gain practical experience working in state-of-the-art studios and create art and design work that is self-directed and supported by tutors with professional experience. You will learn how to explain and evaluate your own working methods through discussion and assignments. You will have many opportunities to produce and exhibit your own work to the general public as well being supported to create a professional portfolio for university or industry. 4HISMULTI DISCIPLINARYPROGRAMMEENCOMPASSES traditional and specialist subjects such as: s $RAWING s 0AINTING s )LLUSTRATION s &INEART s #ERAMICS s $DESIGN s 3CULPTURE s 0HOTOGRAPHY s 4EXTILES s 'RAPHICS s 6ISUALCOMMUNICATION s 'LASS With a particular technical aspect in year 2 relating purely to interior design, this will be approximately 3 hours additional taught time with a specialist interiors tutor. This will cover for example, technical drawing, room planning, mood-board creation, architecture and contextual studies. You will work on creative projects that are based upon realistic, workplace situations and scenarios. The syllabus ensures you develop knowledge and understanding of the creative skills that will be required for you to move into an art and interior design profession. Educational visits will also form an integral part of the curriculum Dedicated sessions will investigate and deďŹ ne HE pathways and progression during year 2. Functional Skills are embedded into your programme.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Candidates should have the following qualiďŹ cations: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. One must be in a creative ďŹ eld e.g. art, design technology in graphics, graphic products, textiles or resistant materials. In addition English Language and maths are preferred OR Level 2 Diploma in a creative subject. Prior to enrolment on this course you will also need to have an initial assessment in English and maths.You will need to achieve English level 2 and maths level 1. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. All applicants will be interviewed where a portfolio of art and design work must be presented. Evidence of predicted grades is also required. Special cases will be considered for those who have been out of education or who have considerable talent. MATERIALS The majority of materials – paper, clay, card, plaster and plastics are provided free of charge. However, sketchbooks and a tool-box containing a range of drawing, painting, CRAFT TOOLS STATIONERYANDAPOCKETDICTIONARYTHESAURUS students are expected to provide for themselves. An A1 portfolio in order to transport work to and from college is also required. An equipment list will be issued to learners upon acceptance onto the course. DURATION 90 credit diploma equivalent to 3 AS Levels – year 1. 180 extended diploma equivalent to 3 A Levels – year 2. PROGRESSION Previous students that completed this programme have gained places at Falmouth, Nottingham, ShefďŹ eld Hallam, Leeds Metropolitan, Nottingham Trent and Wolverhampton University to study interiors, architecture, urban planning and design.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Photography BTEC 180 CREDIT BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA/ BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 3039 Dudley Evolve

You should have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above or a BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design or Media. You will be invited to attend an interview, ideally with a portfolio of images. You will also need to demonstrate your interest and commitment to the subject. This course is a natural progression from school.

COURSE CONTENT The programme will consist of 18 units. You will study: The course has a practical and vocational emphasis. Your Level 3 qualiďŹ cation in photography includes a strong emphasis in specialist image-making skills and techniques, opportunities for developing a personal style and guidance in producing a unique portfolio of commercial as well as artistic images, based around several units and projects, including areas such as documentary, darkroom, portraiture, fashion, advertising, etc. Photographic assignments are set, designed to reect workplace situations, activities and demands. The ďŹ rst year of the course consists of 9 – 11 units. The four core units are the same as those studied by the art & design students in the department and are essential preparation necessary to study art & design in any subject. These core units are supported by specialist photography units such as location techniques, studio techniques, darkroom practice and image manipulation using computer applications. On the successful completion of these units, you will have the basic building blocks to further your skills in Year 2, where you will have time to explore in more depth specialist speciďŹ c areas of photography like documentary, advertising, fashion, etc.You will work on more extensive self-directed projects with a view to building a portfolio for university or job interviews, whilst preparing for a ďŹ nal year exhibition.

Prior to enrolment on this course you will also need to have an initial assessment in English and maths.You will need to achieve English level 2 and maths level 1. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. MATERIALS An equipment list will be issued to learners upon acceptance on to the course. DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION The course will give you the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills you require, enabling you to progress as a professional photographer with the photographic industry or direct entry onto a high-level HNC, HND or BA (Hons) degree course in Photography. Career options: 0ORTRAITWEDDINGPHOTOGRAPHER PHOTOJOURNALISTSPORTSPHOTOGRAPHER FREELANCEPHOTOGRAPHER ARTPHOTOGRAPHERGALLERYCURATOR ETC

COURSE ASSESSMENT Course work is gathered in portfolios and workbooks presented for assessment at the conclusion of each assignment.

* “In photography, learners are taught to understand camera skills and composition alongside digital processes so that they DONOTHAVETORELYONPOST PRODUCTION editing software.� Ofsted 2013

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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Business Business courses teach you about many elements of running an enterprise, from accountancy and ďŹ nance through to production, managing people and marketing. Of course you don’t need a formal education in business to launch your own empire, but it provides a great grounding for going far in life – and is also an excellent foundation for Higher Education in disciplines such as economics. Dudley College’s Business courses are taught in up-to-date facilities by dedicated tutors, who themselves have industrial experience to share with you. We are always happy to advise you on career progression or advancement to university – and we’re proud to have some great success stories from our alumni. Our achievement levels in business are consistently above national averages.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

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24

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92%

3

61

95%

84%

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96%

88%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

47%

EMPLOYMENT

21%

HIGHER EDUCATION

23%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

BUSINESS

Take an academic or vocational route to achieving your business dreams.


Accounting

Accounting

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INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

AAT CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2 & DIPLOMA LEVEL 3

REF: 1577

REF: 2855

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BUSINESS

COURSE CONTENT This course aims to prepare you for a career in accounting by giving you an AAT Level 2 CertiďŹ cate and Level 3 Diploma in one year. You will have completed the Level 2 CertiďŹ cate by December and the Level 3 by June. During the course you will study the following learning and assessment areas: Level 2 CertiďŹ cate: s 0ROCESSINGBOOKKEEPINGTRANSACTIONS s #ONTROLACCOUNTS JOURNALSANDTHEBANKINGSYSTEM s 7ORKEFFECTIVELYINACCOUNTINGANDlNANCE s "ASICCOSTING s #OMPUTERISEDACCOUNTS Level 3 Diploma: s !CCOUNTSPREPARATION s 0REPARElNALACCOUNTSFORSOLETRADERSANDPARTNERSHIPS s #OSTSANDREVENUES s )NDIRECTTAX s 3PREADSHEETSOFTWARE s 0ROFESSIONALETHICS You will also do Functional Skills English and in the second half of the autumn term we aim to arrange some work experience for you one day a week. COURSE ASSESSMENT Nearly all units are assessed by computer-based exam and, for this reason, you will need to be conďŹ dent about using a computer. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must attend an interview and have 5 GCSEs at grade A – C including English and maths. You must achieve an appropriate level of English and maths at initial assessment (Level 1).

The Broadway COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the beneďŹ ts of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education, have a good idea of what you want to do and want to gain an accounting qualiďŹ cation.You will study: Level 2 Units: s 0ROCESSINGBOOKKEEPINGTRANSACTIONS s #ONTROLACCOUNTS JOURNALSANDTHEBANKINGSYSTEM s "ASICCOSTING s 7ORKINGEFFECTIVELYINACCOUNTINGANDlNANCE s #OMPUTERISEDACCOUNTS Level 3 Units: s !CCOUNTSPREPARATION s 0REPARElNALACCOUNTSFORSOLETRADERSANDPARTNERSHIPS s #OSTSANDREVENUES s )NDIRECTTAX s 3PREADSHEETSOFTWARE s 0ROFESSIONALETHICS COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed mainly by computer-based examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. Level 2: You will need 5 GCSEs grades A – C including English and maths, a successful interview and an initial assessment. Level 3: You will need to have completed Apprenticeship Level 2. An interview and an initial assessment will be needed. You must be in relevant employment or have secured your own work placement.

MATERIALS

MATERIALS

Reading materials for this course are available from the college library. You are required to provide your own stationery including plastic wallets, lever-arch ďŹ les, folders and calculator.

You will need general items of stationery and a USB stick to save your work to. DURATION 1 year.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

PROGRESSION Completion of Level 2 leads to the Level 3 qualiďŹ cation. Successful completion of the Level 3 leads to appropriate management programmes and part-time Level 4 accounts programmes.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Business

Business

BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA/EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 3679

REF: 2792 CAMPUS COURSE CONTENT

The Broadway

The Level 2 Business Diploma has two pathways that you can follow. Firstly, there is the business pathway where you will learn about the theory of business in units such as business PURPOSES BUSINESSORGANISATIONSBUSINESSONLINElNANCIAL forecasting and promoting and branding. These units aim to help you understand the types of business, the differences between them and then how to ďŹ nance a business and create basic accounts along with how to promote and brand a product in the most effective way. (See page 145).

COURSE CONTENT

The second pathway is the retail pathway where you will develop your understanding of the retail industry through understanding that there are different types of retail channels; the beneďŹ t of doing business online and creating a website along with developing professional skills and understanding visual merchandising in retail. There is a huge variety of units available for you to take part in that will help you to develop your understanding of business and the process of turning a business idea into an actual business plan. COURSE ASSESSMENT A variety of methods are used to assess learning throughout the course and they are as follows: s s s s

&ORMALBUSINESSREPORTS &ORMALBUSINESSPRESENTATIONS 0ROFESSIONALSKILLROLE PLAYACTIVITIES )N CLASSASSESSMENTSnFORMALANDINFORMAL

The course consists of 18 units – four core units and 14 optional units. Core units: s 4HEBUSINESSENVIRONMENT s "USINESSRESOURCES s )NTRODUCTIONTOMARKETING s "USINESSCOMMUNICATION Optional units: Taken from a wide list of choices, but mainly in the following areas: s &INANCE s -ARKETING s 0ERSONNEL(UMANRESOURCES s ,AW s -ANAGEMENT s !DMINISTRATION s 2ETAIL COURSE ASSESSMENT The assessment approach of the BTEC Nationals in Business allows you to receive feedback on your progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the assessment and grading criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment and project work, case studies, workplace assessment, role play and oral presentation. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

!LLAREGRADEDONAPASSMERITDISTINCTIONBASISANDEACH accrue a different value of points. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 4 GCSEs – 1 GCSE must be a C grade in maths or English and a further 3 GCSEs between grade D – G. Initial assessment in English and maths at Level 1 and above. MATERIALS You will be provided with a core text book free of charge at the start of the year and this must be returned to us at the end of the course. You are expected to bring your own FOLDERPLASTICWALLETSDIVIDERSPAPERPENSAND53"STICKTO save your work to. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Students may progress onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level 3 programme or any other Level 3 programme.

You should have one of the following qualiďŹ cations: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to include maths and English OR BTEC First Diploma at merit Level. MATERIALS You will be provided (free of charge) with a core text book. The textbook will have the majority of units studied on the programme. The text book will be an excellent resource to use for supporting the course. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION The BTEC Nationals in Business provide a route to employment in the many diverse areas of business. These could include: s 2OLESINSPECIALISTAREASSUCHASMANAGEMENT MARKETING lNANCE customer service or human resources in large organisations s !MOREGENERICROLEINASMALLLOCALBUSINESS You may wish to gain the qualiďŹ cation in order to progress to a Higher Education foundation degree, HND or other professional development programme. You may want to extend the specialist nature of the subjects you study on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or another programme of study.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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Caring & Early Years Whether you’re hoping for a career in healthcare or would like to focus speciďŹ cally on children’s care, education or development, Dudley College’s Caring & Early Years department is the perfect place to acquire both the theory and the hands-on experience you need. The qualiďŹ cations you will gain can equip you for work in schools, nurseries, hospitals, special-needs schools or care homes. And if you want to continue studying you’ll be in good company. Many of our healthcare learners go on to Higher Education. Although you’ll be based at our Broadway campus, nearly half of your learning will happen in the workplace, helping you to become competent and conďŹ dent at the same time. We’ve built close links with local employers so you can apply your new knowledge to real situations and real people. NOTE: Because Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations are designed to lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, please note that you will need to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before embarking on our courses.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

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95%

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98%

94%

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98%

95%

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98%

95%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

42%

EMPLOYMENT

36%

HIGHER EDUCATION

12%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

CARING & EARLY YEARS

Get a strong start in the caring sector, or for a career working with children.


Caring for Children

Childcare

CACHE DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

REF: 1352

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 3440

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The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This course is for you if you are currently working with children in a wide variety of situations e.g. working in a playgroup, crèche, day nursery or as a nanny. You will learn about caring for children as they develop from birth to 19 years of age, covering topics such as:

You will study a number of subjects. Listed below are a selection of these subjects: s s s s s s s

(UMANGROWTHANDDEVELOPMENT 0LAYANDPRACTICALACTIVITIES 0REPARINGFORYOURNEXTSTEPS #AREOFCHILDREN &UNCTIONAL3KILLSnMATHSENTRYLEVEL &UNCTIONAL3KILLSn%NGLISH #ERTIlCATEIN0ERSONAL3OCIAL$EVELOPMENT,EVEL

COURSE ASSESSMENT The course will be assessed by assignments. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS To join this course you will need to attend an interview and provide two satisfactory references. You will need entry level 3 or above initial assessment and 2 GCSEs at grade F or above, preferably including English Language. NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difďŹ culties in gaining employment in this ďŹ eld of work. DBS forms are available from college.

MATERIALS A reading list will be supplied. Other materials will be advised by your tutor. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION In order to progress on to another course in care, you must achieve: s #ARINGFOR#HILDREN#ACHE$IPLOMA,EVELATA0ASS s (AVEACHIEVED&UNCTIONAL3KILLSATTHELEVELYOUARE working at) in maths, IT and English s $EMONSTRATEEXCELLENTATTENDANCEnABOVE (College average) s (AVESHOWNAPOSITIVEATTITUDETOWARDSYOURSTUDIES throughout the year s (AVEAPOSITIVEREPORTFROMYOURCOURSETUTORREmECTING an excellent work ethos s 3UCCESSFULCOMPLETIONOFADDITIONALQUALIlCATIONSWITHIN your course.

s s s s s s s s s s s s s s

ERTIlCATEIN#HILDRENSAND9OUNG0EOPLES7ORKFORCE # &UNCTIONAL3KILLS,EVELnMATHS &UNCTIONAL3KILLS,EVELn)#4 &UNCTIONAL3KILLS,EVELn%NGLISH 0AEDIATRIClRSTAID %22 %MPLOYERS2IGHTSAND2ESPONSIBILITIES !NINTRODUCTIONTOWORKINGWITHCHILDREN 4HEDEVELOPINGCHILD 3AFE HEALTHYANDNURTURINGENVIRONMENTSFORCHILDREN #HILDRENANDPLAY #OMMUNICATIONANDPROFESSIONALSKILLS 4HECHILDCAREPRACTITIONERINTHEWORKPLACE 7ORKINGWITHCHILDRENFROMBIRTHTOAGEYEARS 4UTORIALS

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a portfolio of work. Practical assessment will be observed, performance in the workplace, questioning and reective evidence. Functional Skills consist of assignments and examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to attend an interview, provide two satisfactory references and are required to have: s % MPLOYMENTINACHILDCARESETTINGFORAMINIMUMOFHOURS per week s '#3%SATGRADE$ORABOVEINCLUDING%NGLISH OR CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children CertiďŹ cate at merit OR above with satisfactory placement reports and tutor reference s )NITIALASSESSMENTAT,EVELORABOVEIN%NGLISHANDMATHS NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difďŹ culties in gaining employment in this ďŹ eld of work. DBS forms are available from college.

MATERIALS To be advised by your tutor. DURATION 1 year (each level). PROGRESSION Children’s and Young People’s Workforce Level 3.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Children & Young People’s Workforce CACHE CERTIFICATE – LEVEL 2

DUDLEY COLLEGE AWARDS 2013 CASE STUDY

REF: 3728

71

CAMPUS

COURSE CONTENT During the course you will learn about keeping children safe, about working with babies and young children, development from birth to 19 and supporting children with special EDUCATIONALNEEDSANDORDISABILITIES9OUWILLALSOLEARNHOW to develop your own professional practice. Learning about paediatric emergency ďŹ rst aid is also part of this course. For those learners who have no previous experience of working with children and young people, awarding organisations recommend that 200 hours be spent in a real work environment. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods which could include: s 7ITNESSEVIDENCE s/PTIONALTASKSETBY#!#(% s0ROFESSIONALDISCUSSION s2EmECTIONONOWNPRACTICEINREALWORKSITUATIONS s )NTERPRETATIONOFKNOWLEDGEFROMDIRECTOBSERVATION of practice in the workplace s 7RITTENASSIGNMENTS s,EARNERSOWNPLANSANDWRITTENRECORDS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should be at least 16 years old. You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English language and preferably mathematics. An enhanced DBS and medical check is required for this course. Two satisfactory references are required – one must be a school reference and one must be a character reference. Applicants will undertake an initial assessment in English and are required to achieve a Level 1. NOTE: Because Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations are designed to lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, please note that you will need to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before embarking on our courses.

STUDENT NAME: Katie Tonks

COURSE: COURSE

winner of the Care & Early Years Award

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

As easy as 1, 2, 3, Katie Tonks has passed through the levels in childcare at Dudley College with the ringing endorsement of every workplace she has visited. Mandy Boulton, course tutor at Dudley College, said: “Katie is a born natural when it comes to working with children and families.� Katie, 20, has progressed through Levels I, 2 and 3 at Dudley College and is now busy applying for childcare jobs in nurseries and hospitals. Mandy added: “Katie has excellent feedback from all the settings she has worked in. It was particularly excellent from the paediatric ward at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley�, said Mandy. “The report they wrote was fantastic. If they had an opening they would take her on as a member of staff.� “The comments from parents of children Katie has worked with have been very complimentary. Katie passed every placement. Normally you would see development in a student’s placements over time, but Katie started off very good and has just got better and better.� At Dudley College Katie supported her peers and was willing to help staff with any task, volunteering for all the charity events and countless open days.

MATERIALS Other materials will be advised by your tutor. DURATION

Katie said: “The course at Dudley College and the work placements were really good. I loved being in the schools and the other settings.

1 year. PROGRESSION It provides a direct progression route to the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

“I’d always known I wanted to work with children and now I want to get a job and get on and do what I’ve always wanted to.�

Learners can also progress to the following job roles: s !SSISTANTPRE SCHOOLWORKERS s !SSISTANTSINCHILDRENSCENTRES s !SSISTANTSINDAYNURSERIES NURSERYSCHOOLSANDNURSERY classes in primary.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

CARING & EARLY YEARS

The Broadway


Children & Young People’s Workforce CACHE DIPLOMA/EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 3726

72 CARING & EARLY YEARS

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

The Broadway

To be advised by your tutor.

COURSE CONTENT

DURATION

This qualiďŹ cation is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. A minimum of 400 hours must be spent in a real work environment, but more hours may be required to become competent. During the course you will learn about keeping children safe, working with babies and young children, development from birth to 19 and supporting CHILDRENWITHSPECIALEDUCATIONALNEEDSANDORDISABILITIES9OU will also learn how to develop your own professional practice.

90 credit diploma equivalent to 3 AS Levels – year 1. 180 extended diploma equivalent to 3 A Levels – year 2.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods which could include:

PROGRESSION On completion learners can progress to various job roles depending on the pathway taken. The following list gives a taster of the opportunities available: s 7ORKINGINDAYNURSERIES NURSERYSCHOOLSANDNURSERY or reception classes in primary schools s#HILDRENSCENTREMANAGER s2EGISTEREDCHILDMINDERSANDNANNIES Progression to the Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

s 7ITNESSEVIDENCE s/PTIONALTASKSETBY#!#(% s0ROFESSIONALDISCUSSION s2EmECTIONONOWNPRACTICEINREALWORKSITUATIONS s )NTERPRETATIONOFKNOWLEDGEFROMDIRECTOBSERVATION of practice in the workplace s 7RITTENASSIGNMENTS s,EARNERSOWNPLANSANDWRITTENRECORDS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should be at least 16 years old. All applicants must have an Enhanced DBS and a health check will be required. Two positive references, one from school and one character reference are also required. Applicants should have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, maths and ideally science. Those applying with a Level 2 Diploma will be EXPECTEDTOHAVEGRADE"ORABOVEORMERITDISTINCTION overall and Functional Skills English Level 1. Those applying from Early Years courses must have three passed placements. NOTE: Because Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations are designed to lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, please note that you will need to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before embarking on our courses.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Health & Social Care EDEXCEL BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 3497 CAMPUS

MATERIALS

COURSE CONTENT

There are four compulsory units: s #OMMUNICATIONINHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s )NDIVIDUALRIGHTSINHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s )NDIVIDUALNEEDSINHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s %NSURINGSAFEENVIRONMENTSINHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Progression to Level 3 programmes in health and social care or progression into employment or an Apprenticeship.

And four others from: s 6OCATIONALEXPERIENCEINAHEALTHANDSOCIALCARESETTING (this requires 60 hours of work experience) s !NATOMYANDPHYSIOLOGYFORHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s #REATIVEANDTHERAPEUTICACTIVITIESINHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s 4HEIMPACTOFDIETONHEALTH s (UMANLIFESPANDEVELOPMENT s #ULTURALDIVERSITYINHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE In addition, you will also take one Functional Skills qualiďŹ cation in either English, maths or ICT. COURSE ASSESSMENT This is by projects, assignments, practical work and also by external assessments and tests for Functional Skills. Work placement is mandatory to pass this course. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A BTEC Level 1 qualiďŹ cation in health and social care or a related vocational area at merit or distinction Level. You should be at least 16 years old. You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D including English language and preferably mathematics. An enhanced DBS and medical check is required for this course. Two satisfactory references are required – one must be a school reference and one must be a character reference. Applicants will undertake an initial assessment in English and are required to achieve a Level 1. NOTE: Because Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations are designed to lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, please note that you will need to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before embarking on our courses.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

CARING & EARLY YEARS

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma has potential to prepare you for employment and it is suitable if you have decided to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs at grade C or above.

The course tutor will recommend books. You will be expected to use the library as well as your own text books. Some research may be carried out using reliable websites. Additional costs for visits and clothing will be conďŹ rmed by your tutor. Please provide your own pens, pencils, folder and paper.

73

The Broadway


Health & Social Care BTEC DIPLOMA/EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 3499 CAMPUS

74

The Broadway

NOTE: Because Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations are designed to lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, please note that you will need to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before embarking on our courses.

COURSE CONTENT

CARING & EARLY YEARS

4HE"4%#,EVEL$IPLOMA%XTENDED$IPLOMAEXTENDSAND deepens previous knowledge to prepare you for employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable if you wish to enter a particular specialist area of work or to progress to Higher Education. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels. There are 8 mandatory units: s $EVELOPINGEFFECTIVECOMMUNICATIONINHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s %QUALITY DIVERSITYANDRIGHTSINHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s (EALTH SAFETYANDSECURITYINHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s $EVELOPMENTTHROUGHTHELIFESTAGES s !NATOMYANDPHYSIOLOGYFORHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s 0ERSONALANDPROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENTINHEALTHANDSOCIAL care (100 hours of work experience to be completed) s 3OCIOLOGICALPERSPECTIVESFORHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE s 0SYCHOLOGICALPERSPECTIVESFORHEALTHANDSOCIALCARE Plus a further selection of units to make up a two year full-time programme. Other units cover social policy, applied psychology and caring for vulnerable people.

Please note: Maths and English are essential qualiďŹ cations for health and social care professions. Students who do not have these at GCSE C grade or above will ďŹ nd it difďŹ cult to gain admission to university. This course cannot guarantee that the timetable allows students the chance for retaking GCSEs while studying this course. Please talk to a tutor if you are concerned about maths or English. MATERIALS You will need access to the internet as many course materials are uploaded on the Virtual Learning Environment and most assignments are submitted electronically. Students are given safe storage space on the college system for their work. The course tutor will recommend books. You will be expected to use the library as well as your own text books. Some research may be carried out using reliable websites. Additional costs for visits and clothing will be conďŹ rmed by your tutor. Please provide your own pens, pencils, folder and paper.

In addition, you will also take one Functional Skills qualiďŹ cation in either English, maths or ICT.

DURATION

COURSE ASSESSMENT

90 credit diploma equivalent to 3 AS Levels – year 1. 180 extended diploma equivalent to 3 A Levels – year 2.

This is by projects, assignments, practical work placement and also by tests for Functional Skills. Work placement is a compulsory part of this course. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be aged 16 or over and a have a positive school reference, a clear DBS and have one of the following:

2 years.

PROGRESSION Progression to Higher Education undergraduate degrees for nursing, social work, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and to professions allied to medicine; progression to foundation degrees in health related subjects, progression to work in health and social care areas.

Diploma: s '#3%SATGRADE#ORABOVETOINCLUDE%NGLISHANDMATHS a level 2 qualiďŹ cation at a minimum grade of merit. Extended Diploma: s '#3%SATGRADE#ORABOVETOINCLUDE%NGLISHANDIDEALLY maths and science s &ULLYCOMPLETED"4%#,EVEL$IPLOMAOREQUIVALENT WITHDISTINCTIONMERIT

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Health & Social Care INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

75

REF: 3492

The Broadway COURSE CONTENT Depending on your job role there are a range of units that you can choose to complete. These can include: s s s s s s s

(EALTHAND3AFETY #OMMUNICATION 5NDERSTANDINGPHYSICALDISABILITIES )NFECTIONCONTROL !WARENESSOFSENSORYLOSS .UTRITION $EMENTIAAWARENESS

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed by a portfolio of work. Practical assessment will be observed, performance in the workplace, questioning and reective evidence. Functional Skills consist of assignments and examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to attend an interview and an initial assessment and you must be in employment in the care industry. NOTE: Caring & Early Years qualiďŹ cations lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor, non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difďŹ culties in gaining employment in this ďŹ eld of work. DBS forms are available from college.

MATERIALS To be advised by your tutor. DURATION 1-3 years. PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship you can seek promotion opportunities.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

CARING & EARLY YEARS

CAMPUS


76 CONSTRUCTION For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


77

Construction From pre-foundation level to Apprenticeships and Higher Education, our Construction department offers part-time and full-time courses in areas that include bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, heating and ventilation engineering, mechanical services, plastering, plumbing, and refrigeration and air-conditioning engineering. There is always great need for well-qualiďŹ ed, reliable tradespeople in these disciplines, even in times of recession. So by learning a trade you may be able to set yourself up with a career for life. Our well-equipped, specialist workshops and classrooms provide the best environment for you to hone your skills, overseen by expert tutors. We have strong ties with the University of Wolverhampton, to which many of our learners progress via our innovative pathways agreement. So you never know where your course in Construction may lead...

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

1

111

100%

94%

2

72

90%

95%

3

7

100%

95%

TOTAL

190

97%

95%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

64%

EMPLOYMENT

26%

HIGHER EDUCATION

4%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

CONSTRUCTION

Give yourself skills for life with an education in construction at Dudley College.


78 CONSTRUCTION

bricklaying

bricklaying

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 3283

REF: 3284

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Mons Hill

Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

On this course you will study:

On this course you will study:

s s s s s

s +NOWLEDGEOFBUILDINGMETHODSANDCONSTRUCTIONTECHNOLOGY s (OWTOINTERPRETWORKINGDRAWINGSTOSETOUTMASONRY structures s 4HINJOINTMASONRYANDMASONRYCLADDING s (OWTOBUILDSOLIDWALLING ISOLATEDANDATTACHEDPIERS s (OWTOBUILDCAVITYWALLINGFORMINGMASONRYSTRUCTURES s #ONSTRUCTINGSOLIDANDCAVITYWALLING s (OWTOCARRYOUTSAFEWORKINGPRACTICESINCONSTRUCTION s 1UANTITIESANDCOMMUNICATINGWITHOTHERS s &UNCTIONAL3KILLSINMATHS %NGLISHANDOR)#4 s 7ORKEXPERIENCE

s s s s s

NOWLEDGEOFBUILDINGMETHODSANDCONSTRUCTIONTECHNOLOGY + "ASICBLOCKLAYINGSKILLS "ASICBRICKLAYINGSKILLS "ASICCAVITYWALLING 3ETTINGOUTANDBUILDINGBASICMASONRYSTRUCTURESUPTO damp course level #ONSTRUCTINGSTRAIGHTFORWARDBRICKBLOCKWALLS 3AFEWORKINGPRACTICESINCONSTRUCTION 1UANTITIESANDCOMMUNICATINGWITHOTHERS &UNCTIONAL3KILLSINMATHS %NGLISHANDOR)#4 7ORKEXPERIENCE

COURSE ASSESSMENT

COURSE ASSESSMENT

s s s s

s s s s

#OURSEWORK /RALEXAMINATION 0RACTICALEXAMINATION /NLINEEXAMINATIONTEST

#OURSEWORK /RALEXAMINATION 0RACTICALEXAMINATION /NLINEEXAMINATIONTEST

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A successful interview which will include an initial assessment.

Protective clothing, footwear and writing materials are required.

A Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying. A successful interview which will include an initial assessment. Due to the high skill requirements of this course, you may be asked to complete a brickwork practical demonstration.

DURATION

MATERIALS

1 year.

Protective clothing, footwear and writing materials are required.

PROGRESSION

DURATION

Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying, upon successful completion of all of the elements of the Level 1 course. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

1 year.

MATERIALS

PROGRESSION You are able to progress to the NVQ Level 2 subject to employment. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


bricklaying

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

On this course you will study:

REF:TBC

s s s s s s

CAMPUS Mons Hill

REF: 3769 CAMPUS

3TRUCTURALANDDECORATIVEBRICKWORK 2EPAIRANDMAINTENANCEOFMASONRYSTRUCTURES #OMPLEXMASONRYSTRUCTURES "UILDINGMETHODSANDCONSTRUCTIONTECHNOLOGY )NFORMATION QUANTITIESANDCOMMUNICATING 3AFEWORKINGPRACTICESWITHESSENTIALHEALTH safety information s &UNCTIONAL3KILLSINMATHS %NGLISHANDOR)#4 s 7ORKEXPERIENCE COURSE ASSESSMENT 0RACTICALASSIGNMENTSANDMULTIPLECHOICEUNITTESTS9OUMUST ALSOPASSTHE'/,!ONLINETEST ENTRY REQUIREMENTS !,EVEL$IPLOMA.61IN"RICKLAYINGISESSENTIAL TOGETHERWITHASUCCESSFULINTERVIEWWHICHWILLINCLUDE ANINITIALASSESSMENT MATERIALS 0ROTECTIVECLOTHING FOOTWEARANDWRITINGMATERIALSAREREQUIRED DURATION YEAR PROGRESSION .61,EVEL"RICKWORKMUSTBEINEMPLOYMENT 

COURSE CONTENT On this course you will study: Core Units: s (EALTH SAFETYANDWELFAREINCONSTRUCTIONANDTHE BUILTENVIRONMENT s 3USTAINABLECONSTRUCTION s -ATHEMATICSINCONSTRUCTIONANDTHEBUILTENVIRONMENT s 3CIENCEANDMATERIALSINCONSTRUCTIONANDTHE BUILTENVIRONMENT s #ONSTRUCTIONTECHNOLOGYANDDESIGNINCONSTRUCTION ANDCIVILENGINEERING s "UILDINGTECHNOLOGYINCONSTRUCTION Possible additional units (to be confirmed): s 'RAPHICALDETAILINGINCONSTRUCTIONANDTHEBUILTENVIRONMENT s -EASURING ESTIMATINGANDTENDERINGPROCESSESIN CONSTRUCTIONANDTHEBUILTENVIRONMENT s -ECHANICALANDELECTRICALSERVICESINCONSTRUCTION s "UILDINGREGULATIONSANDCONTROLINCONSTRUCTION s #OMPUTER AIDEDDRAFTINGANDDESIGNFORCONSTRUCTION s 0ROJECTINCONSTRUCTIONANDTHEBUILTENVIRONMENT s $ESIGNPROCEDURESINCONSTRUCTION s 3URVEYINGTECHNOLOGYINCONSTRUCTIONAND CIVILENGINEERING s 4OPOGRAPHICSURVEYINGINCONSTRUCTIONAND CIVILENGINEERING s )NFORMATIONANDCOMMUNICATIONTECHNOLOGYFOR CONSTRUCTIONANDTHEBUILTENVIRONMENT s #ONSTRUCTIONDESIGNPROCEDURES s #ONSTRUCTIONDESIGNTECHNOLOGY COURSE ASSESSMENT %ACHUNITWILLBEASSESSEDTHROUGHACOMBINATIONOFPRACTICAL WORK WRITTENASSIGNMENTSANDCOURSEWORK ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 9OUSHOULDHAVE'#3%SATGRADE#ORABOVEINCLUDINGONE INEITHERMATHSORSCIENCE!LTERNATIVELYYOUCANPROGRESSTO THISCOURSEFOLLOWINGSUCCESSFULCOMPLETIONOFALEVEL"4%# INANAPPROPRIATEDISCIPLINE MATERIALS 0ROTECTIVECLOTHING FOOTWEARANDWRITINGMATERIALSAREREQUIRED DURATION YEARSFULL TIME PROGRESSION /NCOMPLETIONOFTHISCOURSEYOUWOULDBEABLETOPROGRESS ONTOA(.#INARELATEDDISCIPLINE ASUITABLEUNIVERSITY DEGREEPROGRAMMEORAHIGHERLEVELAPPRENTICESHIP

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

CONSTRUCTION

COURSE CONTENT

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

79

Mons Hill

Building Information Modelling in Construction


Site Carpentry

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 3290

REF: 3291

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Mons Hill

Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

To achieve this Diploma you must achieve all speciďŹ ed units.

To achieve this Diploma you must achieve all speciďŹ ed units.

You will study:

You will study:

s s s s

s s s s s s s s s s s

80

Carpentry & Joinery

CONSTRUCTION

s s s s s

"UILDINGMETHODSANDCONSTRUCTIONTECHNOLOGY "ASICWOODWORKINGJOINTS (OWTOMAINTAINANDUSECARPENTRYANDJOINERYHANDTOOLS (OWTOPREPAREANDUSECARPENTRYANDJOINERYPORTABLE power tools (OWTOCONSTRUCTANEXTERNALINSPECTIONHATCH 1UANTITIESANDCOMMUNICATINGWITHOTHERS 3AFEWORKINGPRACTICESINCONSTRUCTION &UNCTIONAL3KILLSINMATHS %NGLISHANDOR)#4 7ORKEXPERIENCE

"UILDINGMETHODSANDCONSTRUCTIONTECHNOLOGY (OWTOCARRYOUTlRSTlXINGOPERATIONS (OWTOCARRYOUTSECONDlXING (OWTOERECTSTRUCTURALCARCASSING (OWTOCARRYOUTMAINTENANCE (OWTOSETUPANDOPERATEACIRCULARSAW (OWTOCONSTRUCTATIMBERFRAMEENTRANCE 1UANTITIESANDCOMMUNICATINGWITHOTHERS (OWTOCARRYOUTSAFEWORKINGPRACTICESINCONSTRUCTION &UNCTIONAL3KILLSINMATHS %NGLISHANDOR)#4 7ORKEXPERIENCE

COURSE ASSESSMENT s s s s

#OURSEWORK /RALEXAMINATION 0RACTICALEXAMINATION /NLINEEXAMINATIONTEST

COURSE ASSESSMENT s s s s

#OURSEWORK /RALEXAMINATION 0RACTICALEXAMINATION /NLINEEXAMINATIONTEST

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have GCSE passes at grade A – E. Together with a successful interview which will include an initial assessment. MATERIALS Protective clothing, footwear and writing materials are required.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have GCSE passes at grade A – E. Together with a successful interview which will include an initial assessment. MATERIALS Protective clothing, footwear and writing materials are required.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION You are able to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in site carpentry. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION You are able to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in site carpentry. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Construction

(Carpentry, Brickwork & Plastering) INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 1560

CONSTRUCTION

CAMPUS

(Gas, Plumbing, Refrigeration, Heating & Ventilating) 81

REF: 2797

Mechanical Services

Mons Hill COURSE CONTENT

CAMPUS

Craft areas will include practical and technology aspects and can be chosen from the following:

Mons Hill COURSE CONTENT

s "RICKWORK s 3ITECARPENTRY s "ENCHJOINERY You will also have to study the relative technical certiďŹ cate, Functional Skills, Health and Safety and Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

This programme offers the beneďŹ ts of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do. You will study:

Continuous on-course practical assessments and assignments.

s ( EATINGANDVENTILATINGINDUSTRIAL DOMESTICANDSERVICE and maintenance) s 0LUMBINGORGASlTTINGINCLUDINGPRACTICALEXPERIENCE s "ACKGROUNDTHEORYANDTECHNICALASPECTS s (EALTHAND3AFETY s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

You must be in employment.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including continual assessment, externally set examinations and work-based assessment.

All practical training is provided in modern college workshops. COURSE ASSESSMENT

Apprenticeship Level 2 and 3: Entry to programme is by interview and an initial assessment at the college in English and maths, in which you are required to achieve Level 1. MATERIALS You will need to provide your own paper, pens and pencils. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for working in the workshops, protective footwear must be provided by you and any protective clothing that you may wish to wear. All other PPE is provided by the college. DURATION 2-4 years. PROGRESSION Employment within the construction industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need GCSEs in English and maths at grade C or above, together with an initial assessment and an interview. Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 Apprenticeship qualiďŹ cation. You must be in employment.You will be given help to secure employment if necessary. MATERIALS You will need to provide your own paper, pens and pencils. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for working in the workshops, protective footwear must be provided by you and any protective clothing that you may wish to wear. All other PPE is provided by the college. DURATION 2-4 years. PROGRESSION From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to NVQs in domestic heating, heating and ventilation, service and maintenance, gas ďŹ tting and plumbing or Higher Education, professional qualiďŹ cations or seek promotion opportunities.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


82 CONSTRUCTION

Plastering

Plastering

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 3436

REF: 3437

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Mons Hill

Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

On this course you will study:

On this course you will study:

s s s s s s s s

s s s s s s s s

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COURSE ASSESSMENT s s s s

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MATERIALS Protective clothing, footwear and writing materials are required.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION 1 year.

You should have completed the Level 1 Diploma course but may be accepted without this, subject to a successful interview and an initial assessment.

PROGRESSION

MATERIALS

You are able to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering, upon successful completion of all of the elements of the Level 1 course. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support areas.

Protective clothing, footwear and writing materials are required. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION You can progress to the NVQ Level 2 or to study and achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Plastering. Many craft occupations can often move into supervision, management or technical support area.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


83 OFSTED

* “Learners benefit from excellent initial advice and guidance which ensures that they enrol on the right course and at the right level.” Ofsted 2013


84 CONSTRUCTION

Plumbing

Plumbing

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 3890

REF: 3895

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Mons Hill

Mons Hill

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This qualiďŹ cation covers the fundamental practical skills and knowledge required by someone aspiring to work in the plumbing industry. It covers a wide range of subjects including:

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing studies, is made up of the following units:

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s (EALTHANDSAFETYINBUILDINGSERVICESENGINEERING s %LECTRICALPRINCIPLESANDPROCESSESFORBUILDING services engineering s 3CIENTIlCPRINCIPLESFORDOMESTIC INDUSTRIALAND commercial plumbing s #OMMONPLUMBINGPROCESSES s #OLDWATERSYSTEMS s $OMESTICHOTWATERSYSTEMS s 3ANITATION s #ENTRALHEATINGSYSTEMS s $RAINAGESYSTEMS s 5NDERSTANDHOWTOCOMMUNICATEWITHOTHERSWITHIN building services engineering s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS'#3%MATHS%NGLISH COURSE ASSESSMENT Practical assignments. Online multiple choice tests. Externally set assignments. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of Level 1 BSE or Level 1 Plumbing together with a successful interview which will include an initial assessment. MATERIALS Protective clothing, footwear and writing materials are required. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Employment in building services engineering sector. Apprenticeship in building services engineering sector.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Construction Apprentices Built the College’s Future

Ian Turner, 18, from Coseley explained “I’ve really enjoyed working on the college’s new building, and although it was the ďŹ rst time I’ve been on site it went very well.The great thing about being an apprentice is that you get to ďŹ nd out how bricklayers work on site and I get paid for doing what I enjoy.â€? Dan Summers, 19, from Tipton said “Life on site is very different from being at college. Everything has to happen really fast, and you only get one chance to get it right. I’ve been working with a site carpenter laying the oor joists on level three of the building and after just a week doing a real job I feel more grown up and conďŹ dent.â€?

Jonathan Kell, Midland’s managing director for main contractor ISG welcomed the new apprentices on site “As part of our commitment to local communities, ISG actively seeks to use the skills and expertise of the local labour force and trade suppliers. Employing apprentices from Dudley College recognises the importance that we place on helping to train the construction industry’s future workforce, ensuring individuals have the correct skills, attitude and knowledge to meet the demands of this highly dynamic sector.� The students underwent a vigorous interview process, and were successfully SELECTEDFROMALARGEGROUPOFFULL TIME students.They also obtained the permits required by all workers employed in the construction industry.

Dudley Evolve now house a range of SUPERBPURPOSE BUILTFACILITIES INCLUDING AlTNESSSUITE SPORTSHALL  SEAT theatre and a hair and beauty salon, housed over four levels, in a modern, open environment, designed speciďŹ cally for the students and staff.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

CONSTRUCTION

Working alongside existing tradesmen, the students got ‘real’ experience of life on a major construction project, and made their mark on the new MULTI MILLIONPOUNDTRAININGFACILITY

“This project gave the apprentices plenty of opportunities to enhance their skills ANDGETTHEVALUABLEON SITEEXPERIENCE many employers are looking for� explained Lowell Williams, Principal of Dudley College. “It was a wonderful opportunity for these students to have been involved at such an exciting time as well as contributing to the college’s FUTUREINA@HANDS ONWAYv

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Dudley Evolve, Dudley College’s new vocational training centre on Tower Street, was built with the help of 24 construction students who were employed as apprentices to work with the contractor’s team on the new build. The students, who had been studying at the college the previous year, used the bricklaying, plastering and carpentry skills they were trained in to help build the college’s future.


86 ENGINEERING For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Engineering Engineering is about problem-solving: designing, creating and maintaining all the products and machines you have ever seen (and some you can’t see because they’re used behind the scenes). No business can operate without the skills of qualiďŹ ed engineers and so, by studying the discipline, you will make yourself very valuable to the future workforce. Dudley College offers a wide range of engineering and technology courses, led by skilled tutors who are experts in their individual ďŹ elds. Whether your interest lies in specialisms such as electrical engineering and installation or computer-aided design (CAD), or in general engineering practices, we will give you the hands-on experience and technical skills you need, alongside essential theory, to qualify you for a bright career.

To enhance your learning experience and ensure you’re working in what feels like a ‘real’ (rather than purely academic) environment, we have invested large amounts of money in new technology – including tools, components and test equipment.The most exciting of which is Dudley Advance, our Centre for !DVANCED-ANUFACTURING%NGINEERING4ECHNOLOGY SEEPAGES FORDETAILS

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

1

26

100%

93%

2

75

99%

90%

3

80

94%

87%

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181

97%

91%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

75%

EMPLOYMENT

13%

HIGHER EDUCATION

7%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ENGINEERING

Engineers wanted: make yourself invaluable to the West Midlands’ workforce.


Electrical Installation LEVEL 1

REF: 3886

88 CAMPUS

Foundation Performing Engineering Operations

ENGINEERING

The Broadway

LEVEL 1

COURSE CONTENT

REF: 3846

This course is for candidates who want to work as electricians in the building services engineering sector. However, this qualiďŹ cation does not make candidates fully qualiďŹ ed electricians. It allows candidates to learn, develop ANDPRACTICETHESKILLSREQUIREDFOREMPLOYMENTANDOR career progression in the electro technology sector.

CAMPUS

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COURSE ASSESSMENT Successful assessment of practical skills. Production of portfolio. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Interview. MATERIALS To be advised by your course tutor. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION This qualiďŹ cation will allow progression to: City & Guilds 7582 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations. City & Guilds 2850-23 Level 2 CertiďŹ cate in Engineering – Electrical and Electronics Technology. An Electrical Apprenticeship, studying the Level 3 Electro-technical City and Guilds 2357 qualiďŹ cation.

The Broadway COURSE CONTENT The aims of this course is to equip students with skills ANDKNOWLEDGETOWORKINAMECHANICALMANUFACTURING environment. Students will develop both mechanical and PSD units in Planning for Life and work, which are valued by employers and will enable them to seek employment. Engineering content: s 7ORKINGSAFELYINANENGINEERINGENVIRONMENT s #ARRYINGOUTENGINEERINGACTIVITIESEFlCIENTLYANDEFFECTIVELY s 5SINGANDCOMMUNICATINGTECHNICALINFORMATION s -AKINGCOMPONENTSUSINGHANDTOOLSANDlTTINGTECHNIQUES s 5SINGLATHESFORTURNINGOPERATIONS s 5SINGMILLINGMACHINES s %MPLOYABILITYANDPERSONALDEVELOPMENT s 0LANNINGFOR0ROGRESSION s %FFECTIVESKILLS QUALITIESANDATTITUDESFORLEARNINGANDWORK s %NTERPRISEACTIVITYPRODUCINGPRODUCTSORSERVICES s -AKINGTHEMOSTOFLEISURETIME s )NTERVIEWSKILLS s 5SETOOLSANDEQUIPMENTFORAPRACTICALACTIVITY s 3OLVINGWORK RELATEDPROBLEMS COURSE ASSESSMENT Predominantly assessed through assignments and PRACTICALPORTFOLIOWORK ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entry Level 3 qualiďŹ cations or GCSE E – G. Positive school report and interest in mechanical engineering. MATERIALS To be advised by your course tutor. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION From this course you can progress to a Level 2 Engineering course or Apprenticeship.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Electrical Installation DIPLOMA CITY & GUILDS 2365 – LEVEL 2

REF: 3884

89

Electrical Maintenance and Installation

CAMPUS

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

COURSE CONTENT

CAMPUS The Broadway COURSE CONTENT This course is for candidates who want to work as electricians in the building services engineering sector. However, this qualiďŹ cation does not make candidates fully qualiďŹ ed electricians. It allows candidates to learn, develop ANDPRACTICETHESKILLSREQUIREDFOREMPLOYMENTANDOR career progression in the electro technology sector. City & Guilds 7582 Level 1 and Level 2 s 7ORKINGSAFELYINANENGINEERINGENVIRONMENT s #ARRYINGOUTENGINEERINGACTIVITIESEFlCIENTLYANDEFFECTIVELY s 5SINGANDCOMMUNICATINGTECHNICALINFORMATION s !SSEMBLINGELECTRICALWIRINGSUPPORTSYSTEMS s 7IRINGANDTESTINGELECTRICALEQUIPMENTANDCIRCUITS

This course is for candidates who want to work as electricians in the building services engineering sector. However, this qualiďŹ cation does not make candidates fully qualiďŹ ed electricians. It allows candidates to learn, develop ANDPRACTICETHESKILLSREQUIREDFOREMPLOYMENTANDOR career progression in the electro technology sector. s s s s s

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COURSE ASSESSMENT Successful assessment of practical skills. Assignments. Multi-choice exams.

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COURSE ASSESSMENT

DURATION

Successful assessment of practical skills. Production of portfolio. Written exams. On line exams.

1 year.

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PROGRESSION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS At level 2 this course requires a level of mathematics and English to be at GCSE grade C. All students will take an initial assessment to determine the current level they are working and advice given at interview.

This qualiďŹ cation will allow progression to the Level 3 Electro-technical City and Guilds 2365 Diploma in Electrical Installations. An Electrical Apprenticeship, studying the Level 3 Electro-technical City and Guilds 2357 qualiďŹ cation. Note: Electro-technical programs City and Guilds 2365 and 2357 are closely related.

MATERIALS To be advised by your course tutor. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION This qualiďŹ cation will allow progression to: City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations. An Electrical Apprenticeship, studying the Level 3 Electro-technical City and Guilds 2357 qualiďŹ cation.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ENGINEERING

The Broadway

REF: 3887


Engineering (Mixed Discipline)

BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 3845

Electrical Installation DIPLOMA CITY & GUILDS 2365 – LEVEL 3

REF: 3885

90

CAMPUS The Broadway

CAMPUS

ENGINEERING

The Broadway COURSE CONTENT This course provides young people with a broad based introduction to manufacturing engineering and the electrical and mechanical principle and skills applied in manufacture. The course consists of core and optional units that may include: s s s s s s s s

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COURSE ASSESSMENT Predominantly assessed through assignments and project work. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 4 GCSE passes at grade D or above (with preferably grade C in maths) or a level 1 engineering qualiďŹ cation (conďŹ rmed via interview). MATERIALS To be advised by your course tutor. DURATION 1 year.

COURSE CONTENT This course is for candidates who want to work as electricians in the building services engineering sector, however, this qualiďŹ cation does not make candidates fully qualiďŹ ed electricians. It allows candidates to learn, develop ANDPRACTICETHESKILLSREQUIREDFOREMPLOYMENTANDOR career progression in the electro technology sector. s (EALTHAND3AFETYINBUILDINGSERVICESENGINEERING s 5NDERSTANDTHEFUNDAMENTALPRINCIPLESANDREQUIREMENTS of environmental technology systems s %LECTRICALINSTALLATIONSTECHNOLOGY s 0RINCIPLESOFELECTRICALSCIENCE s %LECTRICALINSTALLATIONSFAULTDIAGNOSISANDRECTIlCATION s %LECTRICALINSTALLATIONSINSPECTION TESTINGANDCOMMISSIONING s %LECTRICALSYSTEMSDESIGN s #AREERAWARENESSINBUILDINGSERVICESENGINEERING COURSE ASSESSMENT Successful assessment of practical skills. Assignments. Multi-choice exams. Written exams. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS City & Guilds 2365 Level 2. City & Guilds 2330 Level 2. MATERIALS To be advised by your course tutor.

PROGRESSION With this qualiďŹ cation you could progress to a BTEC Level 3 engineering programme or to an Electro Mechanical Maintenance programme.You could also move on to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Electrical Apprenticeship studying the Level 3. Electro-technical City and Guilds 2357 qualiďŹ cation. HNC in electrical engineering.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 2937

REF: 3380

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

4HISCOURSEWILLENABLEYOUTOSPECIALISEINTHEELECTRICAL electronic discipline of engineering.

This BTEC Diploma full-time course will enable you to develop new practical skills and acquire knowledge of computer-aided engineering and design at the end of the two year period you will be in a position to gain employment as an engineering technician, progress to a Technical Apprenticeship or progress to a degree course (suitable grades must be attained on this course).

You will study 17 units in total as follows: Core units: s -ATHEMATICS s #OMMUNICATIONANDBUSINESSSYSTEMSFORTECHNICIANS s %LECTRICALANDELECTRONICPRINCIPLES s 0ROJECT s (EALTHAND3AFETY Specialist units: s 0ROGRAMMABLECONTROLLERS s &URTHERELECTRICALANDELECTRONICPRINCIPLES s %LECTRONICS s $IGITALELECTRONICS s -ICROELECTRONICS s &URTHERELECTRONICS s PHASESYSTEMSANDMOTORS s %LECTRICALTECHNOLOGY s %LECTRONICFAULTlNDING s %LECTRO PNEUMATICANDHYDRAULICSYSTEMSANDDEVICES s &URTHERMATHEMATICS COURSE ASSESSMENT Each unit will be assessed by written assignments, assessment tests and coursework. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 4 GCSEs at grade B or above including mathematics and science or BTEC First Level 2 Engineering or an appropriate City & Guilds qualiďŹ cation.

You will study 17 units in total as follows: Core units: s -ATHEMATICS s #OMMUNICATIONFORTECHNICIANS s -ECHANICALPRINCIPLES s 0ROJECT s (EALTHAND3AFETY Specialist units: s -ECHANICALSYSTEMSMAINTENANCE s #OMPUTERNUMERICALCONTROLOFMACHINES s #OMPUTERAIDEDMANUFACTURE s #OMPUTERAIDEDDRAUGHTING s %NGINEERINGDESIGN s %NGINEERINGMATERIALS s 0RIMARYFORMINGPROCESSES s -EASUREMENTINSPECTION s 0ROGRAMMABLECONTROLLERS s 0RINCIPLESANDAPPLICATIONSOFELECTRONICDEVICES s %LECTRO PNEUMATICANDHYDRAULICSYSTEMSANDDEVICES s 3ECONDARYPROCESSES COURSE ASSESSMENT

MATERIALS

Each unit will be assessed by written assignments, assessment tests and coursework.

To be advised by your course tutor.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2 years.

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade B or above including mathematics and science or BTEC First Level 2 Engineering or an appropriate City & Guilds qualiďŹ cation.

PROGRESSION

MATERIALS

(.#(.$%LECTRICAL%LECTRONIC%NGINEERING UNIVERSITY degree, Advanced Apprenticeship or Higher Apprenticeship.

To be advised by your course tutor during Induction.

DURATION

DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION !DVANCED!PPRENTICESHIP (.#(.$#OMPUTER!IDED Engineering, or university degree or Higher Apprenticeship. Career Options: Design Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Computer Aided Manufacture (CNC) Systems or Maintenance Engineer. For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ENGINEERING

Computer Aided Design & Technology 91

Electrical/ Electronic Engineering


Electro Technical

(Electrical Installation) ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 3

92

REF: 636

Engineering APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2

REF: 3888 CAMPUS The Broadway COURSE CONTENT

ENGINEERING

CAMPUS The Broadway COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the beneďŹ t of experience at work, supported by learning at college and is especially suited if you do not wish to remain in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do. You will study: s s s s s

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During the course you will have the opportunity to achieve a C&G 2357 Diploma at Level 3 and the AM2 Test. COURSE ASSESSMENT The NVQ is continually assessed at college and in the workplace and is based on a portfolio of evidence. The C&G 2357 knowledge units are assessed by examinations and coursework assessments. Functional Skills consist of assignments and examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment in the electrical industry with a company capable of supporting an NVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation (Building Structures) or Electrical Maintenance. You will need to have 3 GCSEs including English and maths at grade C or above and an IT Level 1 qualiďŹ cation. An interview and an initial assessment will be needed. MATERIALS To be advised by your course tutor. DURATION 2-3 years.

An Apprenticeship offers the combined beneďŹ ts of work experience and supported academic learning at college. Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualiďŹ cations and workplace experience. As an employed person, you will earn as you learn and you gain practical skills from the workplace. The Apprenticeship you will study will depend on your job role, but will follow one of the following pathways: s s s s s

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As an apprentice you will come to college one day per week to study a qualiďŹ cation. The exact qualiďŹ cation will depend on the engineering pathway chosen for your Apprenticeship and THENEEDSOFTHEINDIVIDUALEMPLOYERnEITHERAN%!, Diploma in Engineering Technology or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering. Both options cover a range of engineering units, such as: engineering principles, engineering techniques, Health & Safety, milling & turning, CAD or engineering design. In addition to this you will be assessed at work against a suitable NVQ that is relevant to your job role (see pathways above).You will undertake class work relating the theory to the practical training in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualiďŹ cation. COURSE ASSESSMENT Continual assessment for NVQs coupled with assignments ANDOREXAMINATIONSFORTHEDAYRELEASEPROGRAMME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be employed to be an Apprentice. If you do not have a work placement or an offer of a placement Dudley College may be able to help you ďŹ nd an employer.You will be required to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of abilities. MATERIALS

PROGRESSION

To be advised by your course tutor.

From Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 you may progress to Higher Education, professional qualiďŹ cations or seek promotion opportunities.

DURATION

Career options: Electrician or management within the electrical industry.

1-2 years. PROGRESSION Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering. BTEC Level 3 full-time programme.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Engineering

DUDLEY COLLEGE AWARDS 2013 CASE STUDY

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 3

REF: 3889 STUDENT NAME: Dylan Krakowski

CAMPUS

BTEC Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

COURSE CONTENT

The Apprenticeship you will study will depend on your job role, but will follow one of the following pathways: -ECHANICALMANUFACTURING %NGINEERINGMAINTENANCE &ABRICATIONANDWELDING -ATERIALSPROCESSINGlNISHING %NGINEERINGTECHNICALSUPPORT %LECTRICALELECTRONICENGINEERING

As an apprentice you will come to college one day per week to study a qualiďŹ cation. The exact qualiďŹ cation will depend on the Engineering pathway chosen for your Apprenticeship and THENEEDSOFTHEINDIVIDUALEMPLOYER0OSSIBLEOPTIONSFORTHE day release programme include: s s s s

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The exact unit content of these qualiďŹ cations will be discussed at interview. In addition to this you will be assessed at work against a suitable NVQ that is relevant to your job role (see pathways above).You will undertake class work relating the theory to the practical training in order to meet the requirements of the NVQ qualiďŹ cation. COURSE ASSESSMENT Continual assessment for NVQs coupled with assignments ANDOREXAMINATIONSFORTHEDAYRELEASEPROGRAMME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and science and a good command of English. It may also be possible to progress onto this course if you have an appropriate level 2 engineering qualiďŹ cation.You will be required to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of abilities.

Dylan, 21, from Stourbridge, seized every opportunity that came his way at Dudley College. The engineering student worked on a restoration project at the Black Country Museum, was a team leader in the World Skills competition (which introduces young people to the exciting world of design and engineering) and aimed for distinctions in all the studies he tackled. The result is a place to study mechanical engineering at Aston University this autumn and an ambition to travel and apply his new skills in ways that make a difference to people’s lives. Paul Green, course tutor at Dudley College, said: “Dylan worked tirelessly, going above and beyond the requirements of his course. He always wants to achieve the highest grades. “He seeks distinctions in all the work he produces, always showing a positive attitude and a desire to be involved in projects and external activities. His attitude to staff has also been exemplary.â€? Dylan had thought about studying an art foundation course but his interest in engineering, manifested in his love of building and ďŹ xing motor cycles, won the day and he went to Dudley College. Dylan said: “I really enjoyed my time at Dudley College and the course. It has given me my direction in life. You get so many great opportunities at Dudley College – recreating an 18th Century door at the Museum was a great experience and I had a really good time doing World Skills.â€? “The opportunities are there for the taking. And the atmosphere at Dudley is really good.The relationship between student and teacher, and the attitude amongst the students, is really positive.â€?

MATERIALS To be advised by your course tutor. DURATION 1-2 years. PROGRESSION Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering. (IGHER.ATIONAL#ERTIlCATE$IPLOMAIN%NGINEERING For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ENGINEERING

An Apprenticeship offers the combined beneďŹ ts of work experience and supported academic learning at college. Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualiďŹ cations and workplace experience. As an employed person, you will earn as you learn and you gain practical skills from the workplace.

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winner of the Engineering Award

93

COURSE: COURSE

The Broadway


94 ENTERPRISE For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


!REYOUTHE5+SNEXTBIGENTREPRENEUR'ETREAL LIFEEXPERIENCEOF running your own micro-business while working towards a nationally recognised qualification, with our brand new Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Dudley College is proud to be the home of the West Midlands branch of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, with modern, spacious teaching areas and first-class resources. Named after its founder, Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones, the academy is designed to equip future generations of entrepreneurs with the skills and confidence they need to aim higher. This is a demanding and intense course and you’ll be expected to wear formal business attire in college every day, in order to prepare you for the world of work. But with so many exciting opportunities – including industry placements, guidance on pitching, and speaker sessions with successful entrepreneurs – the future rewards could be huge...

“Entrepreneurs are not born, they’re made.” Peter Jones CBE

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ENTERPRISE

Aim higher and make yourself pitch-perfect for the world of business.

95

Enterprise


Enterprise & Entrepreneurship BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

96 ENTERPRISE

CAMPUS

Business Mentors

The Broadway

Be guided in setting up your own business

COURSE CONTENT

Acting as a mentor, business people will offer advice as you get to grips with starting up your own micro-business.

The curriculum at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is based on a philosophy of ‘learning by doing’.You will gain a nationally-recognised vocational qualiďŹ cation which will enable you to begin an exciting entrepreneurial career. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes, essential for successful performance in working life.

Work placement Hosts Help local businesses out Budding Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students have four weeks work placement, during which you could assist with a current project, develop a new idea or solve a problem.

Pitch For Investment These pioneering diplomas focus entirely on developing and furthering the aspirations of young entrepreneurs. The Level 3 Diploma offers support in setting up and running a micro-business. You will learn about business planning and ďŹ nance, communicating with customers and planning for future expansion, amongst other modules. The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy gives you the opportunity to work closely with business professionals from a range of industries so that you can gain expert advice from leading entrepreneurs.You will ďŹ nd out about their entrepreneurial journeys, receive guidance in areas such as sales, marketing and ďŹ nance and carry out work placements in industry.

Speaker Sessions Be inspired by sharing a personal entrepreneurial journey These usually take place one day a week and will last for approximately 90 minutes including a presentation and QUESTIONANSWERSESSION

Master Classes

Become Peter Jones for the day In true Dragons’ Den style, pitch to a panel of experts who have the money to invest in your business idea.

Pitch For Employment Future Employment At the end of the academic year, you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills, knowledge and talents to a panel of local and national employers. The programmes are intense and in order for you to succeed you will need a strong work ethic.You will be expected to attend college every day from 9am – 5pm (3pm on Fridays) and to wear formal business attire. An enthusiastic and positive attitude is also a must! You will be taught in a dedicated learning environment, which includes modern and spacious teaching areas that are equipped with ďŹ rst-class resources. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be expected to develop a robust business plan and complete assignments through reports, presentations and journals.

Find out how it is done

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Similar to our speaker sessions, but with an emphasis on a particular business specialism associated with the Academy’s programme of study.

5 GCSEs Grade A* – C.

Business Challenges

1 year.

4AKEUPTHECHALLENGETOSETUPAREAL LIFE business scenario

PROGRESSION

Business experts judge your success as you embark on your ďŹ rst real step into the world of business.

DURATION

Running your own business. Progression to university is possible as this qualiďŹ cation does hold UCAS points. (.#$ISALSOANOPTION

Company visits See business in action You will get chance to look around businesses and ďŹ nd out what it takes to make it. This also provides an opportunity TOENGAGEINDETAILEDQUESTIONANSWERSESSIONS

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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It’s not about where you are, it’s about where you want to be...

ENTERPRISE

Vimbai Rimayi

Harry Beddow

Seba Razzak

“Vee’s Events is a business I’m creating, which caters for business and social events. I plan to create a stress free easy service for all my clients.”

“My business idea is to rent out sports equipment and camping equipment to people so they wouldn’t need to buy the materials.”

“My business idea is to own my own online fashion store of modest clothing for the women of today with religious rules.”

Georgina Wood

Nik Sithole

“My dream is to be a boutique hotel interior designer, bringing luxury and comfort to new up and coming boutique hotels that will one day run standard hotels into the ground.”

“My proposal is to buy; export and sell used european cars to the southern African region. The vehicles will be sourced and bought inside the UK, from independent sellers and dealerships. The vehicles will then be exported via sea on a motor carrying vessel; then sold for a profit on arrival.”

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


98 HAIR & BEAUTY For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Hair & Beauty Hair and Beauty learners who achieve the right qualiďŹ cations are in demand for work in commercial salons, sports centres or even on cruiseliners. Acquire valuable skills in beauty therapy or hairdressing and you’ll boost your employability no end – as well as making sure clients feel pampered and happy. Training you in our purpose-built facilities, using the latest technology and working with leading products, Dudley College is proud to offer courses that pave the way towards industry-recognised qualiďŹ cations. We want you to be fully prepared for the world of hairdressing or beauty, so our courses cover everything you need to start practising your trade – not just techniques, but health & safety, reception skills and teamworking too. You can attend events organised by some of the top companies in the hair and beauty therapies industries, as well as take part in photoshoots, competitions, and trade exhibitions such as Salon International. We work with the local press to ensure our department gets lots of news coverage; another useful skill for salon employees (and future salon owners!)

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

1

50

100%

97%

2

153

94%

95%

3

59

92%

91%

TOTAL

262

97%

96%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

75%

EMPLOYMENT

18%

HIGHER EDUCATION

3%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

HAIR & BEAUTY

Get set for the world of work with a Hair and Beauty qualiďŹ cation.


Beauty Therapy

DIPLOMA VRQ – LEVEL 1

NVQ – LEVEL 2

REF: 2656

REF: 18

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

You will study: s &OLLOW(EALTH3AFETYINTHESALON s )NTRODUCTIONTOTHEHAIRANDBEAUTYSECTOR s 0ROVIDEBASICMANICURE s 0ROVIDEBASICPEDICURE s "ASICMAKE UPAPPLICATION s 3KINCARE s 7ORKINGWITHOTHERS s 0RESENTINGAPROFESSIONALIMAGE s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS s 7ORKEXPERIENCEPLACEMENTVOLUNTARYWORK

s s s s s s s s s s

100

Beauty Therapy

HAIR & BEAUTY

(EALTHAND3AFETY 2ECEPTION 4EAMWORK &UNCTIONAL3KILLS &ACIALWORK -AKEUPAPPLICATION 2EMOVALOFUNWANTEDHAIR %YETREATMENTS -ANICURE PEDICURE 0ROMOTESERVICESANDPRODUCTS

COURSE ASSESSMENT COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous course assessment including: s 0RACTICALOBSERVATIONSINASALONENVIRONMENT s /RALQUESTIONING s 7RITTENMODULARTESTS Production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external veriďŹ cation. You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme during your course of study. A work placement or part-time employment within the beauty industry would be advantageous. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A successful interview which will include an initial assessment.You must demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills, show a genuine interest in beauty therapy and display a positive attitude to study.

Continuous course assessment including: s 0RACTICALOBSERVATIONS s %XTERNALLYSETWRITTENONLINEMODULARTESTS s /RALQUESTIONING s #OMPLETIONOFPROJECTSANDWORKBOOKSANDPRODUCTION of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external veriďŹ cation. You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme during your course of study. A work placement or part-time employment within the beauty industry would be advantageous. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A successful interview which will include an initial assessment and either: a NVQ Level 1 Beauty Therapy qualiďŹ cation, an equivalent qualiďŹ cation or relevant work-related experiences. You must also demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills, show a genuine interest in beauty therapy and display a positive attitude to study.

MATERIALS A beauty therapy kit is required along with a protective DRESSCODECLOTHING!BOOKLISTWILLBEISSUEDATINDUCTION Dress code – £55 +ITna Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

MATERIALS A beauty therapy kit is required along with a protective DRESSCODECLOTHING!BOOKLISTWILLBEISSUEDATINDUCTION Dress code – £55 +ITna +ITIFPROGRESSINGFROMLEVEL na

DURATION

Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

1 year.

DURATION

PROGRESSION

1 year.

Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 on successful completion of Beauty Therapy Level 1, subject to an interview.

PROGRESSION Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 on successful completion of Level 2, subject to an interview.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


NVQ – LEVEL 3

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 3

REF: 19

REF: 3664

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT The course consists of mandatory, optional and additional modules. s !NATOMYANDPHYSIOLOGY s "ODYMASSAGE s %LECTRICALFACEANDBODYTREATMENTS s %PILATION s #ONTRIBUTETOTHEPLANNINGANDIMPLEMENTATIONOF promotional activities s 0ROVIDESTONETHERAPYTREATMENTS s -ONITORPROCEDURESTOSAFELYCONTROLOPERATIONS s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS s 7ORKEXPERIENCEPLACEMENTVOLUNTARYWORK

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous course assessment including: s 0RACTICALOBSERVATIONS s %XTERNALLYSETWRITTENONLINEMODULARTESTS s /RALQUESTIONING s #OMPLETIONOFPROJECTSANDWORKBOOKSANDPRODUCTIONOF a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to internal and external veriďŹ cation. You are required to take part in the college’s work experience programme during your course of study. A work placement or part-time employment within the beauty industry would be advantageous. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A successful interview which will include an initial assessment and either: a NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualiďŹ cation or relevant industrial experience. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURETHAT you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to provide any support that you might need. To complete your initial assessment at any time please call 01384 363 279 to book your appointment. MATERIALS A beauty therapy kit is required along with a protective DRESSCODECLOTHING!BOOKLISTWILLBEISSUEDATINDUCTION Dress code – ÂŁ55 +ITna Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

The course consists of mandatory, optional and additional modules. s !NATOMYANDPHYSIOLOGY s "ODYMASSAGE s %LECTRICALFACEANDBODYTREATMENTS s %PILATION s#ONTRIBUTETOTHEPLANNINGANDIMPLEMENTATIONOF promotional activities s0ROVIDESTONETHERAPYTREATMENTS s-ONITORPROCEDURESTOSAFELYCONTROLOPERATIONS s7ORKEXPERIENCE s&UNCTIONAL3KILLSINMATHSAND%NGLISH s%MPLOYERS2IGHTSAND2ESPONSIBILITIES COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment takes place within college and in the work placement. Continuous on course assessment involving: s0RACTICALOBSERVATIONS s%XTERNALLYSETWRITTENONLINEMODULARTESTS s/RALQUESTIONING ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Grade C for maths and English or Functional Skills. Level 1 in English and maths. MATERIALS Uniform – ÂŁ55 +ITna DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION The student can progress on to Higher Education on completion of their Level 3 qualiďŹ cation. VTCT Level 4 Business Management. Career options: Beauty therapy, international work and management in salons, spa, clinics, hotels, ďŹ tness centres or freelance.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION VTCT Level 4 Business Management. Career options: Beauty therapy, international work and management in salons, spa, clinics, hotels, ďŹ tness centres or freelance. For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

HAIR & BEAUTY

Beauty Therapy 101

Beauty Therapy


102 HAIR & BEAUTY

Hairdressing

Hairdressing

NVQ – LEVEL 1

NVQ – LEVEL 2

REF: 2288

REF: 1030

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

s s s s s s s s

Basic practitioner level hairdressing programme covering:

3HAMPOOANDCONDITIONHAIR #ONTRIBUTETOSALONRECEPTIONDUTIES #ONTRIBUTETOTHEDEVELOPMENTOFEFFECTIVEWORKINGRELATIONSHIPS 3UPPORT(EALTHAND3AFETYINSALON #ONTRIBUTETOPERMINGANDCOLOURINGPROCESSES 3TYLING &UNCTIONAL3KILLS 7ORKEXPERIENCEANDVOLUNTARYWORK

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous course assessment including practical observations, oral questioning and written modular tests. Production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external veriďŹ cation. You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme and open days during your course of study. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A successful interview which will include an initial assessment.You must demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills, show a genuine interest in hairdressing and display a positive attitude to study. MATERIALS A hairdressing kit is required along with a protective DRESSCODECLOTHING!BOOKLISTWILLBEISSUEDATINDUCTION Dress code – ÂŁ55 +ITna

s s s s s s s s s s s

#ONSULTATIONHAIRANDSCALPANALYSIS 3HAMPOOINGANDCONDITIONING "LOWDRYING #UTTING #OLOURING 0ERMANENTWAVING 2ECEPTIONDUTIES (EALTHAND3AFETY 4EAMWORK &UNCTIONAL3KILLS 7ORKEXPERIENCEANDVOLUNTARYWORK

COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous course assessment including: s !SSIGNMENTSFORREVISION s /NLINETESTS s /RALQUESTIONING Production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external veriďŹ cation. You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme and open days during your course of study. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A successful interview which will include an initial assessment and a practical activity.You must demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills and display a positive attitude to study. MATERIALS

Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

A hairdressing kit is required along with a protective DRESSCODECLOTHING!BOOKLISTWILLBEISSUEDATINDUCTION

DURATION

Dress code – £55 +ITna +ITIFPROGRESSINGFROMLEVEL na

1 year. PROGRESSION Hairdressing NVQ Level 2.

Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Hairdressing NVQ Level 3 following successful INTERVIEWEXPERIENCE Career options: Junior stylist – salon based, freelance hairdresser, health farms, hotels or cruise liner.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


NVQ – LEVEL 3

DIPLOMA VRQ – LEVEL 2

REF: 3686

REF: 3647

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Dudley Evolve

Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

The course will cover:

The course will cover:

Mandatory units: s 0RACTICALANDTHEORYOFHAIRDRESSING s (EALTHAND3AFETY s &ASHIONCOLOURING s ,ONGHAIRTECHNIQUES s 0ROMOTIONALACTIVITIES s &ASHIONCUTTING s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS s 7ORKEXPERIENCEANDVOLUNTARYWORK s %MPLOYERS2IGHTSAND2ESPONSIBILITIES

s s s s s s s s s s s s s s

Option units: s 0ERMANDNEUTRALISEUSINGADVANCEDTECHNIQUES s 2ETAILANDRECEPTION s #OLOURCORRECTION

#ONSULTATIONHAIRANDSCALPANALYSIS 3HAMPOOANDCONDITIONHAIR 0LAITING "LOWDRYING #UTTING #OLOURING (EALTHAND3AFETY 7ORKINGINTHEINDUSTRY 0ROMOTEPRODUCTS 0ERMING (AIRCREATIVITY &UNCTIONAL3KILLS 7ORKEXPERIENCEANDVOLUNTARYWORK %MPLOYERS2IGHTSAND2ESPONSIBILITIES

COURSE ASSESSMENT COURSE ASSESSMENT This includes assessments in the Evolve Hair & Beauty salon. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be operating at level 2, have salon industrial experience and hold a Level 2 Hairdressing qualiďŹ cation. You must be prepared to run your own column at Evolve to gain level 3 experience and assessment opportunities. A successful interview including a trade test and initial assessment (English and maths) is required.

s /NLINEWRITTENTESTS s !SSIGNMENTS s 0RACTICALASSESSMENTSCARRIEDOUTONFRIENDS FAMILY a block head and clients. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An interest in a career in hairdressing.You will be expected to take part in the college’s work placement scheme completing assessments within the commercial salon.

MATERIALS

A successful interview and initial assessment (English and maths) is required.

A hairdressing kit is required along with a protective DRESSCODECLOTHING!BOOKLISTWILLBEISSUEDATINDUCTION

MATERIALS A hairdressing kit is required along with a protective DRESSCODECLOTHING!BOOKLISTWILLBEISSUEDATINDUCTION

Dress code – £55 +ITna Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

Dress code – £55 +ITna Financial assistance may be available towards costs, contact Student Services.

DURATION 1 year.

DURATION

PROGRESSION

1 year.

Salon Management Level 4 or a Teaching in Further Education CertiďŹ cate.

PROGRESSION VRQ Level 3 Hairdressing.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

HAIR & BEAUTY

Hairdressing 103

Hairdressing


Hairdressing

Hairdressing

VRQ – LEVEL 3

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 1035

REF: 643

104

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve

COURSE CONTENT

HAIR & BEAUTY

The course will cover: s s s s s s s s

(AIRDRESSINGTHEORYANDPRACTICE (EALTHAND3AFETY &ASHIONCUTTING COLOURINGANDPERMING ,ONGHAIRTECHNIQUES 0ROMOTIONALACTIVITIES #OLOURCORRECTION &UNCTIONAL3KILLS 7ORKEXPERIENCEANDVOLUNTARYWORK

COURSE ASSESSMENT s s s s

#ONTINUOUSCOURSEASSESSMENT !SSIGNMENTS 7RITTENONLINETESTPAPERS 7ORK BASEDASSESSMENTAVAILABLE

Production of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external veriďŹ cation. You are expected to take part in the college’s work experience programme and open days during your course of study. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A satisfactory trade test will be required and references may be sought. Examples of current work will be required in the form of a portfolio. You must also demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills, show a genuine interest in the hairdressing industry and display a positive attitude to study. Employed status or regular work placement within the hairdressing industry is preferable, but experience will be gained in the commercial salon as a placement to gain assessment opportunities. MATERIALS You will usually already have the required equipment at this level. If not, then details are available from course tutor. 621,EVEL+ITna Dress code – ÂŁ55 DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Salon Management Level 4 or a career as a salon technician, manufacturer technician, senior stylist.

COURSE CONTENT You will study the following units: s %NSUREYOUROWNACTIONSREDUCERISKSTO(EALTHAND3AFETY s 'IVECLIENTSAPOSITIVEIMPRESSIONOFYOURSELFAND your organisation s !DVISEANDCONSULTWITHCLIENTS s $EVELOPANDMAINTAINEFFECTIVENESSATWORK s 3HAMPOOANDCONDITIONHAIRANDSCALP s #UTHAIRUSINGBASICTECHNIQUES s 3TYLE DRESSANDlNISHHAIRUSINGBASICTECHNIQUES s 0ERMANDNEUTRALISEUSINGBASICTECHNIQUES s #HANGEHAIRCOLOURUSINGBASICTECHNIQUES s 2ECEPTIONSKILLS Plus additional units for Functional Skills and Employers Rights and Responsibilities. You will be based in a hairdressing salon where you will receive real work experience and training.The hairdressing programme incorporates both college and work-based assessment. COURSE ASSESSMENT Continual assessment and external tests in Functional Skills (unless exemptions apply). Exemptions from Functional Skills INCLUDE'#3%ATGRADE#ORABOVEIN%NGLISH,ANGUAGE Literature, maths and Information Technology. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement and worked in the salon environment for at least one week. Apprenticeship Level 2: GCSEs at grades A – D to include English, with excellent communication skills and a successful interview and initial assessment. Advanced Level 3: A minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. MATERIALS The following equipment and protective clothing to be provided by the trainee: A kit containing scissors, a selection of combs and brushes etc. Uniform dress code to be worn will be plum tunic, trousers and black shoes. Supplier information and price lists will be issued during college induction. DURATION 1-2 years. PROGRESSION Ladies Hairdressing NVQ Level 3.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


DUDLEY COLLEGE AWARDS 2013 CASE STUDY

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WOR L D S K IL LS COMPETITION WINNERS

STUDENT NAME: COURSE: COURSE

winner of the Beauty Student Award

Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Emily Smith Age 18 from Kingswinford

to showcase my skills I am excited at the chance in my subject and ple peo al in front of profession me in good stead when feel that this could stand near future. seeking employment in the ing and feel that I have I look forward to compet petition due to my the ability to win the com competitive drive and talent, strong work ethic, and make my loved most of all my desire to win ud. ones and tutors pro in a competition is The best thing about being types of styles plus you you get to see all different confidence. and gain a lot of experience

When Indi Kaur’s 11 year old daughter said “We’re very proud of you, Mummy” she wasn’t just speaking for the single mum’s three children. Also very proud of Indi’s achievements at Dudley College is her course tutor Jill Jones, who said: “She’s a model student. She’s lovely, really good for the other groups and someone who lifts the whole class. Everyone gets to do better as a result.” Indi is 34 and was working but feeling stuck in a routine that wasn’t challenging. So she took a big cut in income to study at Dudley College for her Level 2 in beauty therapy. “I absolutely love doing beauty, have done since I was a teenager. But I didn’t think I could have a career in it.” Now Indi knows she can, having secured a position at a salon even before she passed her qualification. But rather than return to work Indi has decided to complete Level 3, to open up better job prospects and higher earning potential.

re Chanel Fau Age 18 y from Dudle iously, as well as being I take hairdressing very ser my passion. I take great my future career it is also peting in the world pride in my work and com to take my work to the skills competition is a way next level. nt and abilities in front As well as showing my tale in the competition will of an audience competing n to my personal CV also provide a great additio rked hard to build wo e hav and portfolio which I or. on with the help of my tut ourages you to be To be in a competition enc new techniques to put more adventurous and try er competitors. oth you one step ahead of the

“I did miss having a wage but we managed for one year and we can manage for another. When my daughter told me she was proud of me it was so heartfelt I know my children are learning how important school is. I hope I’m a good example to them.” Indi’s next ambitions are to run a mobile beauty therapy business and then a full salon: “I’ve found the course and being at Dudley College so positive. It has really brought me out of myself.” Jill has no doubts that Indi can prosper: “Indi is a shining example, motivating other learners to be assertive and proactive. She used her spare time to assist leaners so they could all achieve their assessments without worry or stress. She has shown outstanding qualities.”

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

HAIR & BEAUTY

Inderjit ‘Indi’ Kaur


106 HOSPITALITY For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Hospitality Hospitality, which includes accommodation, bars, restaurants, event planning, transportation and other areas of tourism, is a growing industry – with a huge number of jobs that fall within it. It’s an exciting, demanding career choice, and also very rewarding. The skills and experience you acquire in one country can be used in similar jobs throughout the world, so this could be a career path that takes you anywhere. Our City & Guilds Hospitality courses at Dudley College range from basics at Level 1 through to a more specialised qualiďŹ cation at Level 3, preparing you for work in catering or hospitality. Come and learn from our tutors, all with professional catering backgrounds, and gain hands-on experience of cookery in our new state-of-the-art kitchen.Your course will include visits to local catering companies and restaurants so you can put context to the theory you learn in class, seeing for yourself how things work in real businesses and with real customers.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

1

10

100%

97%

2

17

100%

97%

TOTAL

27

100%

97%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

HOSPITALITY

Equip yourself to work in the fast-growing and exciting hospitality industry.


Hospitality. 108

The industry in a nutshell.

HOSPITALITY

The hospitality sector includes businesses that provide food, beverages, and/or accommodation services.This includes restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs, hotels, contract catering and hospitality services.

How big is this industry? HE5+HOSPITALITYANDCATERINGINDUSTRY s 4 is made up of about 263,000 outlets, and employs a workforce of 1.7million people. A further 270,500 people are EMPLOYEDINCLOSELY RELATEDAREAS such as travel and tourist services, gambling, holiday parks, youth hostels and attractions. HEREAREJUSTOVER HOTELSAND s 4 guest houses in the UK with an annual turnover of around ÂŁ40billion. ESTAURANTSEMPLOYOVER  s 2 FULL TIMEANDPART TIMESTAFFTHROUGHOUT the UK. HEREHASBEENAINCREASEINTHE s 4 number of people working as conference and exhibition managers over the last ďŹ ve years and a 13% increase in the number of people working as hotel and accommodation managers over the same period.

Where can I work? HEHOSPITALITYSECTORISTRULY s 4 international and skills and experience gained in one country can be used in similar jobs throughout the world. London and southeast England have the largest proportion of hotels, bars and restaurants, although vacancies exist across the UK.

Professional Cookery DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

REF: 3746 CAMPUS The Broadway COURSE CONTENT The practical programmes will provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in catering and hospitality. You will be based in our brand new, fully equipped, training kitchen. You will be expected to undertake additional qualiďŹ cations to enhance your career opportunities. You will study a range of different modules including: s &OODSAFETY s (EALTHAND3AFETY s (EALTHYEATING s 0REPARINGANDCOOKINGDIFFERENTFOODS s )NTRODUCTIONTOKITCHENEQUIPMENT s )NTRODUCTIONTOEMPLOYABILITYINHOSPITALITYANDCATERINGAREA s $IFFERENTMETHODSOFCOOKERY - boiling, poaching and steaming - stewing and braising - baking, roasting and grilling - deep frying and shallow frying - pre-prepared food - cold food preparation - craft assessment s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS s 7ORKEXPERIENCEPLACEMENT COURSE ASSESSMENT s 0RACTICALACTIVITIES s !SSIGNMENTWORK Method of teaching: s 0RACTICALACTIVITIES s 0ROJECTWORK s #LASSROOM BASEDACTIVITIES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a minimum of 4 GCSE at grades D – G. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Each course leads directly on to the next, giving a full training in professional cookery.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Professional Cookery

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF:TBC

REF:TBC

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This is a practical programme which will provide you with an excellent introduction for a career in catering and hospitality. Additionally, there will be opportunities available to you to attend work placements and educational visits to local restaurants and suppliers.

The course will allow candidates to learn, develop and practice skills to an advanced level. Including:

109

Professional Cookery

You will study a range of different modules including: s &OODSAFETY s (EALTHAND3AFETY s (EALTHYEATING s 0REPARINGANDCOOKINGDIFFERENTFOODS s $EVELOPSKILLSFOREMPLOYABILITYINHOSPITALITYAND catering area s #OSTINGANDMENUPLANNING s 0ASTRYPRODUCTS CAKES BISCUITSANDSPONGES and fermented dough products s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS s 7ORKEXPERIENCEPLACEMENT You will be asked to cater for college events and functions as part of the course. COURSE ASSESSMENT s 0RACTICALACTIVITIES s !SSIGNMENTWORK s 7ORKPLACEMENT Method of teaching: s 0RACTICALACTIVITIES s 0ROJECTWORK s #LASSROOMBASEDACTIVITIES

s s s s s s s s s

3UPERVISORYSKILLSINTHEHOSPITALITYINDUSTRY 4HEPRINCIPLESOFFOODSAFETYSUPERVISIONFORCATERING 0RACTICALGASTRONOMY !DVANCEDSKILLSANDTECHNIQUESINPRODUCINGVEGETABLE and vegetarian dishes !DVANCEDSKILLSANDTECHNIQUESINPRODUCINGMEATDISHES poultry and game dishes, ďŹ sh and shellďŹ sh 0RODUCEFERMENTEDDOUGHANDBATTERPRODUCTS 0RODUCEPETITSFOURS 0RODUCEPASTEPRODUCTS 0RODUCEHOTCOLDANDFROZENDESSERTS 0RODUCEBISCUITS CAKEANDSPONGES &OODPRODUCTDEVELOPMENT &UNCTIONAL3KILLS 7ORKEXPERIENCEPLACEMENT

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through assignments, externally set assessments and practical tests. There will be synoptic tests at the end of the course to show practical ability across arrange of units, working methods and time management skills. Pass, merit or distinction grades can be achieved. Please note that learners can only achieve the full qualiďŹ cation through the unit route if they are successful in passing the two synoptic practical assessments in the realistic working environment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a City & Guilds Professional Cookery Diploma Level 2 or equivalent. 2 GCSEs grade C or above. Successful interview and reference.

You will need 3 GCSEs including English and maths at grade C or above.

MATERIALS

DURATION 1 year.

Chefs whites and knives are required – an order form will be provided. Costs should be about £150 depending on their previous course.

PROGRESSION

DURATION

Each course leads directly on to the next, giving a full training in professional cookery.

2 years. PROGRESSION On completion of this qualiďŹ cation candidates may progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualiďŹ cations: s 'ENERALMANAGEMENTANDSUPERVISORYQUALIlCATIONS s ,EVEL$IPLOMAIN(OSPITALITY3UPERVISION,EADERSHIP (NVQ) (7250).

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

HOSPITALITY

You will develop skills, work under pressure and learn to be part of a team.You will also undertake additional qualiďŹ cations to enhance your career opportunities.

s s s s


110 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Information Technology From spreadsheet software and emails through to complex security systems or navigation, Information & Communication Technology is essential to the day-to-day running of almost every organisation in the world. Whether your interests lie in developing websites, hardware maintenance or computer programming, having IT skills in your CV opens out a huge number of career options. And we almost certainly have a course to suit you. As a Dudley College learner, you will have access to several computer rooms, all equipped with the latest hardware and software, including multimedia and programming software. We are also proud to offer a network room with industry-standard Cisco equipment. Our highly trained, experienced tutors will offer you additional short programmes to broaden your knowledge and understanding of your chosen areas of study. Dudley College’s IT courses provide ideal preparation for employment or for progression to higher level courses and university.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

1

38

100%

93%

2

114

99%

90%

3

58

100%

98%

TOTAL

210

99%

92%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

60%

EMPLOYMENT

15%

HIGHER EDUCATION

18%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Our information technology courses open up a world of opportunities.


ICT BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 2933

ICT for Practitioners BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

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CAMPUS

REF: 3055

The Broadway

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

COURSE CONTENT

CAMPUS

A two semester programme designed to gain entry to the BTEC National Diploma IT Level 3, City & Guilds System Support Level 2, or Business Level 3. This qualiďŹ cation offers you a programme of study that is directly related to this work experience, or to an aspect of employment that you wish to move into.

The Broadway

Core units: s #OMMUNICATINGIN)4 s 7ORKINGIN)4 s #OMPUTERSYSTEMS

COURSE CONTENT This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and advanced skills to progress into employment or university. Skills such as animation production, website management, network conďŹ guration, programming and computer repair are covered. The BTEC Level 3 in Computing is equivalent to 3 A Levels at A*. The course consists of 18 units, which include:

COURSE ASSESSMENT

s s s s s s s

Assessment will be via assignments for all units.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Assessment is through a combination of written assignments, practical work and presentations.

Specialist units: s %VENTDRIVENPROGRAMMING s 7EBSITEDEVELOPMENT s #OMPUTERGRAPHICS s $ATABASESOFTWARE

You should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English and maths. Progression from BTEC IT Level 1 must also include Functional Skills in maths and English at entry level 3 or above. All applicants will need a good reference. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION BTEC National Diploma IT Level 3, City & Guilds System Support Level 2, Business at Level 3.

'RAPHICSMANIPULATION 7EBSITESCRIPTING 'AMESANDAPPLICATIONDEVELOPMENT $!NIMATIONPRODUCTION .ETWORKDESIGNANDCONlGURATION )NSTALLINGANDUPGRADINGCOMPUTERS 0ROJECTMANAGEMENT

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Option 1: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language. Option 2: BTEC Level 2 in ICT or OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2 in ICT. Those meeting the entry requirements will be invited to attend an interview. It is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which will involve an interview as part of the process. MATERIALS You will need to provide your own stationery and USB memory stick. DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION The BTEC Level 3 in Computing equips you with the knowledge to progress onto HND Computing at Dudley College, a university degree or alternatively career opportunities in virtually any area of computing.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Mariah Antill winner of the IT Award

COURSE: Level 3 Advanced Diploma in System Support

The 400 pupils and their teachers at Newfield Park Primary School have a new apprentice IT technician. Her name is Mariah Antill and she joins from Dudley College. Mariah, 18, of Wolverhampton, was the only female student in her class for two years but stood out for other reasons in a male dominated industry, said Linden Wale, lecturer in computing at Dudley College. “She has always shown a very mature approach to her studies and achieved high grades in what is a technical field. Mariah developed from a raw student into a confident individual.” Mariah, who joined Dudley College straight from school, was one of five candidates interviewed for the Apprenticeship at Newfield Park. Linden, who was on the panel, said: “Mariah delivered an excellent interview when securing her Apprenticeship. Mariah’s Apprenticeship starts in September but she was already helping out in the school from April: “The course at Dudley College was very good and prepared me well. It’s nice to be the one who’s there for the staff and pupils.” Spending her day on call to help solve any problems with the IT systems in the busy primary school, Mariah also sets up new equipment and systems.There is a lot of new technology in schools, said Mariah: “And there is more on the way, which makes this an interesting time to be working on IT in education.”

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

STUDENT NAME:


ICT Systems Support C&G DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 2464

ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals LEVEL 3

114

REF: 2312

CAMPUS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Broadway COURSE CONTENT Subjects you will study include: Mandatory units: s -AINTAININGEQUIPMENTANDSYSTEMS PREVENTATIVE maintenance, remedial solutions, maintaining documentation and Health and Safety in the workplace s #REATINGANEVENTDRIVENCOMPUTERPROGRAM s #USTOMERSUPPORTPROVISION IDENTIFYINGCUSTOMERS requirements, improving support to customers, provision of help and advice, implementation of improvements s 2EPAIRCENTREPROCEDURES USETESTEQUIPMENTAND diagnostic software, identify solutions for failures, dismantle and reassemble equipment, repair equipment s .ETWORKINGPRINCIPLES s )NSTALLHARDWAREANDSOFTWAREINTONETWORKEDSYSTEM s )DENTIFYNETWORKPROBLEMSANDAPPLYREMEDIALSOLUTIONS s )NSTALLANDCONlGUREEQUIPMENTANDOPERATINGSYSTEMS testing and assembly of hardware, loading software COMPONENTSANDSELECTINGAPPLYINGTESTPROCEDURES COURSE ASSESSMENT A mixture of online multiple choice tests and practical assessments. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must hold either:

CAMPUS The Broadway COURSE CONTENT This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and advanced skills to progress into employment or university. Skills such as animation production, website management, network conďŹ guration, programming and computer repair are covered. The BTEC Level 3 in Computing is equivalent to 3 A Levels at A*. The course consists of 18 units, which include: s s s s s s s

'RAPHICSMANIPULATION 7EBSITESCRIPTING 'AMESANDAPPLICATIONDEVELOPMENT $!NIMATIONPRODUCTION .ETWORKDESIGNANDCONlGURATION )NSTALLINGANDUPGRADINGCOMPUTERS 0ROJECTMANAGEMENT

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment is through a combination of written assignments, practical work and presentations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS s / PTION'#3%SATGRADE#ORABOVE INCLUDING English Language. s /PTION"4%#,EVELIN)#4OR/#2#AMBRIDGE Nationals Level 2 in ICT.

2 GCSEs at grade C or above with GCSE maths and English at grade D or above OR BTEC First Diploma (merit) plus GCSE maths and English grade D or above OR If you have slightly lower grades but show aptitude and interest, your application will also be considered.

Those meeting the entry requirements will be invited to attend an interview. It is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which will involve an interview as part of the process.

MATERIALS

You will need to provide your own stationery and USB memory stick.

You will be expected to provide your own stationery.

MATERIALS

The purchase of a small tool kit is essential for practical activities. Advice will be given at the start of the course.

DURATION

DURATION

PROGRESSION

1 year.

The BTEC Level 3 in Computing equips you with the knowledge to progress onto HND Computing at Dudley College, a university degree or alternatively career opportunities in virtually any area of computing.

PROGRESSION Employment as a technician. Level 3 System Support course followed by an HND.

2 years.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


IT Users EDEXCEL BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

REF: 3441

The Broadway COURSE CONTENT

REF: 645 CAMPUS The Broadway

)4SOFTWAREFUNDAMENTALS 3PREADSHEETSOFTWARE )4COMMUNICATIONFUNDAMENTALS 5SINGTHEINTERNET 5SINGEMAIL $ESIGNSOFTWARE )MAGINGSOFTWARE 7EBSITESOFTWARE )MPROVINGPRODUCTIVITYUSING)4 $ESKTOPPUBLISHINGSOFTWARE 7ORDPROCESSINGSOFTWARE )4USERFUNDAMENTALS 0RESENTATIONSOFTWARE

COURSE CONTENT The programme offers the beneďŹ ts of work experience supported by college-based learning and offers an alternative to those who do not wish to remain in full-time education. Offered at Levels 2, 3 and 4 learners will complete: s $IPLOMAIN)#40ROFESSIONAL#OMPETENCE (including the Comptia A+) s !WARD#ERTIlCATEIN)#43YSTEMSAND0RINCIPLES s (.#IN#OMPUTING,EVELONLY s &UNCTIONAL3KILLSIN%NGLISH MATHSAND)#4

You will be assessed by assignment work for each subject area.

The Diploma in ICT Professional Competence allows for the selection of a number of optional units such as: s 4ESTING)#4SYSTEMS s 4ECHNICALFAULTDIAGNOSIS s 7ORKINGWITHHARDWAREAND)#4EQUIPMENT s 3ECURITYOF)#4SYSTEMS s 3OFTWAREINSTALLATIONANDUPGRADE s 4ECHNICALADVICEANDGUIDANCE s 7EBSITESOFTWARE s 2EMOTESUPPORTFOR)#4PRODUCTSANDSERVICES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

You will need to have GCSEs at grades D – G (including maths and English), genuine motivation to study this subject and a strong desire to learn. Due to the low entry qualiďŹ cations all students are required to have an interview with the course tutor prior to being accepted.

By a variety of methods – on course portfolio of evidence (electronic), externally set examinations and work-based assessment.

You will also study: s &UNCTIONAL3KILLSINMATHEMATICS %NGLISHAND)#4 s 0ERSONAL3OCIAL$EVELOPMENT COURSE ASSESSMENT

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION BTEC First Diploma in ICT for Practitioners Level 2.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will ideally need 4 GCSEs to include maths and English at grade D or above, together with a successful interview including an initial assessment and references. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You must have completed an Apprenticeship Level 2 or hold other relevant qualiďŹ cations. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement. Higher Apprenticeship Level 4: You must have completed an Apprenticeship Level 3 or hold other relevant qualiďŹ cations. You must be in employment or have secured your own work placement. MATERIALS You will need general items of stationery and a USB pen drive to save your work to. DURATION Level 2 – 12 months, Level 3 – 18 months, Level 4 – 24 months. PROGRESSION Seek promotion opportunities in the workplace or additional professional qualiďŹ cations.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

This course is ideal if you want to develop a career in the ďŹ eld of ICT but currently have no formal qualiďŹ cations. During the course, you will study:

115

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP, ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP & HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2, 3 & 4

CAMPUS

s s s s s s s s s s s s s

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals


116 MEDIA For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


117

Media Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in TV commercials? How your favourite magazines are planned and published? Or what goes into the production of a top-selling artist’s latest single or video? Maybe you’re keen for an insight into the fast-moving realm of social and creative media, wanting to know what makes an advertising campaign turn viral, or how Facebook is changing the way we interact. The fascinating world of media is opened up to you on Dudley College’s Media courses, combining theory with practical projects to give you an understanding of this global, multi-billion pound industry.You’ll explore how we’re all affected by what we see, hear and read every day; what makes us choose to respond or react – even buy. A Media qualiďŹ cation could lead to any number of career options, broadcasting, advertising, journalism, production, PR or academia or, in the new media sphere, web design or app development. In any job, the ability to analyse the messages we receive and to spot media trends are valuable skills. Our tutors are seasoned professionals with experience in the newspaper, TV, radio, ďŹ lmmaking or social media sectors.You will have access to our state-of-the-art TV broadcast studio and ďŹ lmmaking facilities, beneďŹ ting from our Apple Mac editing suites and industry-standard software.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

2

2

100%

94%

3

24

100%

94%

TOTAL

26

100%

94%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

10%

EMPLOYMENT

10%

HIGHER EDUCATION

60%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

MEDIA

Gain a broad and valuable understanding of the global media industry.


118

Creative Media Production

Creative Media Production

BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

BTEC 180 CREDIT EXTENDED DIPLOMA/ BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 2853

REF:TBC

MEDIA

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT What is Creative Media Production? This covers a range of media sectors including ďŹ lm, television, publishing and print, radio and advertising.You will be encouraged to think and work creatively throughout your projects and you will develop skills and techniques used within creative media industries.You will use industry standard equipment including the latest Apple Macs. Some of the subjects within the course may include: s 6IDEOPRODUCTION s 0RINTPRODUCTION s 0HOTOGRAPHYTECHNIQUES s !DVERTISINGPRODUCTION s 5NDERSTANDINGTHECREATIVEMEDIASECTOR s -EDIAAUDIENCESANDPRODUCTS s #OMMUNICATIONTECHNIQUES Educational visits will also form an integral part of the curriculum. Functional Skills are also embedded into your programme.

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT What is Creative Media? This covers a range of media sectors including ďŹ lm, television, publishing and print, radio and advertising. On the course you will explore theory and practice within these creative media disciplines. You will be working in a professional environment, using industry standard software including the latest Apple Mac computers. You are encouraged to think and work creatively on a variety of projects, with the potential to work on live challenging briefs, that will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in this dynamic industry. Some of the subjects within the course may include: s &ILMANDTELEVISIONSTUDIES s 3INGLECAMERAANDEDITINGTECHNIQUES s !DVERTISEMENTPRODUCTION s -ARKETINGANDPUBLICRELATIONS s 0RODUCINGPRINTBASEDMEDIA s 0AGELAYOUTANDDESIGN s 7RITINGANDEDITINGCOPY s 0HOTOGRAPHYANDPHOTOGRAPHICPRACTICE

You will be assessed through coursework for both practical and theoretical elements.

Educational visits will also form an integral part of the curriculum. Dedicated sessions will investigate and deďŹ ne HE pathways and progression during year 2. Functional Skills are also embedded into your programme.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

4 GCSEs at grade D, including English Language. You will also be asked to attend an interview. Applicants may be considered if you have experience but no formal qualiďŹ cations.

You will be assessed through coursework for both practical and theoretical elements.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

MATERIALS All materials are provided, including the hire of equipment, although it is advised that you provide your own notepads and memory sticks.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language OR BTEC Level 2 in Media. You will also be asked to attend an interview. MATERIALS

1 year.

All materials are provided, including the hire of equipment, although it is advised that you provide your own notepads and memory sticks.

PROGRESSION

DURATION

Extended Diploma. 90 Credit Diploma.

90 Credit Diploma (3 A Levels) – 1 year. 180 Extended Diploma (3 AS Levels) – 2 years.

DURATION

PROGRESSION (.$-EDIA "!INRELATEDSUBJECTAREASSUCHAS&ILM Television Studies or Production, Media Communication or Cultural Studies, Advertising, Publishing and Print.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


* “The college is an inclusive and harmonious environment.” Ofsted 2013 119 OFSTED

* “Learners take their studies seriously and support each other to achieve their best.” Ofsted 2013


120 MOTOR VEHICLE For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


121

Motor Vehicle Whether you’d like to be a mechanic or work on Formula 1 cars, a qualiďŹ cation in Motor Vehicle studies could open the door to an exciting and worthwhile career. Here at Dudley College we pride ourselves on imparting our learners with the industry skills needed by car manufacturers and garages, not only practical, but theoretical too. This is a great chance to get hands on with cars in our two well-equipped workshops, gaining a broad and deep understanding of vehicle maintenance and repair. It really is ‘learning by doing’. You’ll be assessed through practical and oral tests, using IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) standards to get you to the level demanded by the world of work. As you progress through your chosen course, you will have the chance to develop specialist skills. These practical and professional courses are an ideal route to a career within the motor vehicle industry.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

1

80

100%

95%

2

27

100%

90%

3

14

100%

90%

TOTAL

121

100%

93%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

78%

EMPLOYMENT

14%

HIGHER EDUCATION

.!

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

MOTOR VEHICLE

Get in gear for an exciting career by taking up motor vehicle studies.


Vehicle Maintenance IMI – ENTRY LEVEL 3

REF: 2991

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CAMPUS Wolverhampton Street

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle)

IMI DIPLOMA VRQ – LEVEL 1

MOTOR VEHICLE

REF: 2994

COURSE CONTENT This award is composed of ten units and is designed to give you the basic knowledge which will enable you to progress towards the minimum qualiďŹ cations or skill levels required for entry into the industry. The following subjects will be studied: s %NGINELUBRICATION s %NGINECOOLING s &UELANDEXHAUSTSYSTEMS s 3PARKIGNITIONSYSTEMS s %LECTRICALSYSTEMS s "RAKINGSYSTEMS s 3TEERINGANDSUSPENSIONSYSTEMS s 7HEELANDTYRESYSTEMS s 4RANSMISSIONSYSTEMS s "ODYANDINTERIORCLEANING The programme places an emphasis on learning by doing, and is assessed by a combination of practical assignments and oral knowledge tests. To gain the full certiďŹ cate you will need to complete practical tasks for each unit and oral questioning for the units on engine and lubrication, spark ignition systems, steering and suspension and wheel and tyre systems.

CAMPUS Wolverhampton Street COURSE CONTENT You will study the following modules: s 3ERVICEANDREPAIROFAUTOMOTIVEVEHICLES s 6EHICLETECHNOLOGIES s 7ORKSHOPPRACTICE s 2EMOVALANDREPLACEMENTOFCOMPONENTS s 7ORKEXPOSURE03$ Functional Skills: Communication, maths and ICT. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through practical assessments and online testing. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have 4 GCSEs at grade D or above in English, maths, science and one other subject or C&G 3902 Vehicle Maintenance Entry Level 3. You should be able to organise written information clearly and coherently, therefore English and maths skills at Level 1 are required.

Functional Skills: Communication, maths and ICT. COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed by deďŹ ning practical tasks and completing knowledge tests. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no entry requirements, acceptance will be subject to an interview with the course tutor and an initial assessment. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURETHAT you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to provide any support that you might need.

Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. To complete your initial assessment at any time please call 01384 363 319 to book your appointment. MATERIALS 3 folders, dividers, pens, paper, boots and overalls. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION

MATERIALS 9OUWILLNEEDTOPROVIDEYOUROWNSAFETYSHOESBOOTS (with steel toecaps) and overalls. 3x A4 Folders with dividers. Pens.

IMI Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle) Level 2 or an Apprenticeship.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – Level 1.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


IMI DIPLOMA VRQ – LEVEL 2

IMI – LEVEL 3

REF: 2995

REF: 3276

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

Wolverhampton Street

Wolverhampton Street

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT s $IAGNOSEANDRECTIFYLIGHTVEHICLEENGINEANDCOMPONENTFAULTS s $IAGNOSEANDRECTIFYLIGHTVEHICLECHASSISSYSTEMFAULTS s $IAGNOSEANDRECTIFYAUXILIARYEQUIPMENTELECTRICALFAULTS s $IAGNOSEANDRECTIFYLIGHTVEHICLETRANSMISSIONAND driveline system faults.

(Light Vehicle)

You will study: s 6EHICLESERVICINGANDREPAIR s 6EHICLETECHNOLOGY s 7ORKSHOPPRACTICE Functional Skills: maths. COURSE ASSESSMENT The assessment of this VRQ is made up of 3 components: s )-)!WARDSSETPRACTICALTASKS s )-)!WARDSSETONLINETESTING s )-)!WARDSSETWRITTENASSIGNMENTCOURSEWORK  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above and IMI Award in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Award Level 1 or equivalent. You will also take an initial assessment in English and maths skills. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment. MATERIALS To be advised by your tutor.

(Light Vehicle)

COURSE ASSESSMENT 50% of the course is practical-based. The requirements will be met by the use of the IMI Award’s practical assessments with a detailed written report for each task. These assessments ensure rigour and quality of assessment by measuring the candidate’s application of the underpinning knowledge of critical light vehicle areas, such as braking systems and other light vehicle safety related systems. To satisfy the regulatory bodies’ requirements for these qualiďŹ cations to receive national recognition, part of the assessment criteria must contain independent testing (i.e. external assessment). This criteria has been met by the IMI Awards online tests. IMI Awards have developed a set of phase tests which will ensure that the candidate meets the learning outcomes not covered by the IMI Awards practical assessments. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS It is recommended that for direct entry on to the Diploma, you will have a minimum of 3 years work-based practical experience and 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in maths, English and a science-based subject. Other appropriate prior learning could include the IMIAL Level 2 Award in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (various routes) or equivalent motor vehicle qualiďŹ cations from other awarding bodies.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION IMI Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Light Vehicle Mechanics Level 3 or an Apprenticeship.

If you have no formal qualiďŹ cations or prior experience, completion of the Level 2 CertiďŹ cate is considered to be essential. Mature applicants with suitable practical experience may be admitted to the course at the discretion of the course tutor, subject to interview. MATERIALS To be advised by tutor. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION NVQ in vehicle repairs and maintenance BTEC or IMI management qualiďŹ cations.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

MOTOR VEHICLE

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 123

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair


Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 124

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 688

MOTOR VEHICLE

CAMPUS Wolverhampton Street COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the beneďŹ t of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study: s 3ERVICEANDMAINTENANCEOFROADVEHICLES s (EALTHAND3AFETY s 6EHICLESYSTEMSTECHNOLOGY s%22 %MPLOYMENT2ESPONSIBILITIESAND2IGHTS s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS COURSE ASSESSMENT IMI Awards set online testing. IMI Awards set written assignment (Coursework). You will be assessed by portfolio of work and work-based assessment. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: Must have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English together with an interview and an initial assessment.You must be in employment or have secured a work placement. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: Must have completed a Level 2 maintenance & repair course or equivalent, or at least 5 years experience in a vehicle service and repair environment. You must be in employment or have secured a work placement. MATERIALS To be advised by tutor. DURATION 1-4 years. PROGRESSION Professional qualiďŹ cations in supervisory management, MOT tester or Higher Education.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


125

Georgia Hooson winner of the Motor Vehicle Award

COURSE: Level 2 IMI Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

For Georgia Hooson, life took a right turn when she arrived at Dudley College to study childcare, found it was not for her and quickly switched direction into the vehicle workshop. Georgia, 19, found her vocation on the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course. It has led to an Apprenticeship with Veolia Environmental Services , working on their heavy goods vehicles. It means early starts and more than an hour and two buses to get to work in Veolia’s environmental service at Garrison Street workshops. Georgia. “It is worth every minute.The work is absolutely brilliant. I enjoy everything about it.” Her Dudley College tutors say Georgia was always the first to complete workshop tasks, showing great interest and commitment. “It’s no surprise that someone has taken her on. She has a really good memory for absorbing what needs to be done. I can see her making a good living.” Georgia is working with a qualified engineer, doing everything from stripping engines and rebuilding them to helping fitters road test vehicles.The workshop tackles a very wide range of vehicles from 44 tonne trucks and road sweepers to humble wheelbarrows. Georgia, who has always been interested in cars since a child, said: “I had a great time at Dudley College. I really liked the people; the tutors were brilliant. I hadn’t got a clue what I wanted to do when I left school. “I was really pleased to get the Apprenticeship. I love working on the HGVs – anything and everything that needs doing.”

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

MOTOR VEHICLE

STUDENT NAME:


126 MUSIC For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Music performance

127

Whether your passion is in performing or recording music, we have the course for you.

MUSIC

Are you all about classical, pop or indie? Breakbeats, skife, soul, dub, drum‘n’bass or folk? An ensemble player or more of a solo artist? Maybe you prefer to stay behind the scenes, honing your production skills in the studio... As a Music learner at Dudley College you’ll be given every chance to compose, improve and – if you want to perform – showcase your work in front of a live audience. If you choose to study Music Technology, you will work primarily in our professional-standard recording studios with Apple Macs, recording, mixing and producing your own work, ready for marketing. You’ll be taught by industry-trained tutors and get to practise in our fully-equipped rehearsal rooms. Throughout the course you’ll have relevant work placement opportunities, opening your eyes to a world of career possibilities involving music.You’ll also develop the skills needed to organise a live music event. Our Music courses offer you a creative and practical introduction to the music industry, and will also help you progress to Higher Education courses.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

3

19

100%

94%

TOTAL

19

100%

94%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

.!

EMPLOYMENT

42%

HIGHER EDUCATION

50%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Music BTEC FIRST – LEVEL 2

REF: 3920

Music Performance BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

CAMPUS

REF: 1714

128

Dudley Evolve

MUSIC

COURSE CONTENT The aims of the course are to: s )NSPIREANDENTHUSEYOUTOCONSIDERACAREERINTHE music industry s 'IVEYOUTHEOPPORTUNITYTOGAINABROADKNOWLEDGEAND understanding of, and develop skills in, the music industry s 3UPPORTPROGRESSIONINTOHIGHERLEVELQUALIlCATIONSIN music, general qualiďŹ cations in music, or progression into an Apprenticeship s 'IVEYOUTHEPOTENTIALOPPORTUNITY INDUECOURSE TOENTER employment within a wide range of job roles. You will study a combination of core, mandatory and specialist units.These units will cover many aspects of music and the music industry, and will include: s 4HE-USIC)NDUSTRY s 3OLOAND%NSEMBLE0ERFORMANCE s #OMPOSING s -USIC4HEORY s )NVESTIGATINGANAREAOF-USIC COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment of practical work will take place regularly throughout the course.You will complete a ďŹ nal major project that takes place towards the end of the course. The mandatory and specialist units are internally assessed. The core unit – The Music Industry – is an externally assessed examination. Functional Skills are assessed by completing practical work and a short examination. With the exception of the core unit, work is assessed by course staff throughout the year. However, as well as the practical work such as performing and composing, key opportunities for staff to assess students’ progress will be made through: s )NDIVIDUALANDGROUPTUTORIALS s 'ROUPDISCUSSIONS PRESENTATIONS s 7RITTENASSESSMENTS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have achieved GCSEs at grades D – G, preferably including English, maths and Music. You should have some MUSICALVOCALSKILLSPRIORTOCOMMENCINGTHECOURSE MATERIALS All reading materials for this course are available from the college library. You will be required to pay ÂŁ30 towards educational visits. You will also need to provide your own specialist musical instruments, excluding drum kit and keyboards. A pair of headphones and a data drive is desirable.

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT Mandatory units: s !URALPERCEPTIONSKILLS s 4HESOUNDANDMUSICINDUSTRY s -USICANDSOCIETY s -AJORMUSICPROJECT Specialist units: s #OMPOSINGANDARRANGINGMUSIC s -USICPERFORMANCETECHNIQUES s 3OLOPERFORMANCESKILLS s 7ORKINGTOGETHERASAMUSICALENSEMBLE s -USICTHEORYANDHARMONY COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous assessment throughout the course and an externally assessed ďŹ nal project. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must have 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, GCSE Music would be an advantage and appropriate music experience. You will be required to provide your own specialist musical instruments (excluding drum kit and keyboards). Exceptional entry will be granted at the tutor’s discretion. MATERIALS All reading materials for this course are available from the college library.You will be required to pay ÂŁ30 towards educational visits.You will also need to provide your own specialist musical instruments, excluding drum kit and keyboards. A pair of headphones and a data drive is desirable. DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION Higher Education at university. Career options: Higher Education leading onto MAINSTREAMPERIPATETICTEACHINGORMUSICTHERAPY Freelance work as a session musician; private tuition; community music.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Our learners will have the opportunity of progressing on to our Level 3 programmes in Music Performance or Music Technology. For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Music Technology

DUDLEY COLLEGE AWARDS 2013 CASE STUDY

STUDENT NAME:

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

Matthew Bircher

REF: 3450

winner of the Music Award

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology

CAMPUS

129

COURSE: COURSE Dudley Evolve Modules include: s -USICPRODUCTIONTECHNIQUES s -USICANDSOUNDFORMOVINGIMAGE s 3OUNDANDMUSICINDUSTRY s ,IVESOUNDTECHNIQUES s 0OPULARMUSICINPRACTICE

Matthew Bircher hopes he’ll never be noticed by the people he’s working hard to entertain.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

And he’s well on his way to his dream job, thanks to two very productive years at Dudley College. He’s travelled a long way in those two years.

Behind the sound desk at live music venues is where Matthew wants to be, he said: “If no one in the audience notices you are there then you’ve done a good job.�

Continuous coursework assessment will take place through the course and you will be assessed on practical work in the recording studio. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (one of which should ideally be in music) and appropriate music experience. MATERIALS A set of good quality headphones is essential. DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION This course will provide sufďŹ cient UCAS points for study in Higher Education. HND Music Production is available at Dudley College or A BSC or BA in Music technology at university would provide suitable progression. Alternatively, a career in the industry may be pursued.

Matthew, aged 18, from Bilston, came to Dudley College hoping to join the music technology course, he also agreed to retake maths GCSE. Matt’s next gig is to progress onto a HND in 3EPTEMBER ANDHESALREADYWORKINGPART time at local music venues, including the live music venue The Robin in Bilston, the college recording studio and the Evolve Theatre. Matt, who also plays drums, said: “I made a good decision to come to Dudley College. I love working with live sound, setting up and managing PA systems and lighting. “Now I want to get more experience in how the technology works and the day to day of a job in this industry.� Simon said: “I have no doubt he will enjoy a long and successful career in what is a demanding and competitive industry. The foundations for that are thanks to the excellent work ethic he has developed at Dudley College.�

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

MUSIC

COURSE CONTENT


130 PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


If your passion lies in the performing arts, Dudley College has the right course for you. To give you diverse experience of live performance, we stage eight major productions every year: in-house in our purpose-built Evolve Theatre, in site-speciďŹ c locations, and also in professional venues. For learners who enjoy life backstage, our Production Arts course allows you to develop the skills required to bring ďŹ lm, TV and live theatre projects to fruition – including costume and set design, technical theatre, makeup and special effects. Our tutors are industry-trained professionals who will teach you about dance, drama, musical theatre or production in impressively equipped theatre and dance studios, plus a design workshop. They will support you in ďŹ nding relevant work experience (past learners have undertaken placements at the BBC, ITV and Channel 4).You’ll also get the chance to work in event management and promotion, and to take part in study visits. Our Performing Arts courses give you a creative and practical introduction to this exciting and ever-changing industry. Our institution is proud to have been selected to host an AA2A scheme (Artists Access to Art Colleges). AA2A is a national organisation which allows students to have access to approximately eight practising artists and designer-makers over the average two year course. Each year four ‘mini residencies’ give selected creative professionals the opportunity to use our facilities to work on their own commercial and research projects. So, if you choose a course with us, you’ll not just be studying your subject but may have the opportunity to learn from those already working in the creative industries.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

2

11

100%

95%

3

77

100%

98%

TOTAL

88

100%

97%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

30%

EMPLOYMENT

33%

HIGHER EDUCATION

35%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

Tread the boards or work behind the scenes in our brilliant Evolve Theatre.

131

Performing Arts & Production Arts


Dance BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA & EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 2079

132

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

Dance practice outďŹ ts provided by the college. Additional costs: ÂŁ40 for theatre visits and workshop kit. All books and basic materials are provided by the college. You must provide your own stationery.

COURSE CONTENT

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

Mandatory units: s 0ERFORMANCEWORKSHOP s 0ERFORMINGARTSBUSINESS s 4HEHISTORICALCONTEXTOFPERFORMANCE s 2EHEARSINGFORPERFORMANCE s 0ERFORMINGTOANAUDIENCE s $ANCEPERFORMANCE You will be involved in in-house and external performances and participate in local schools tour.

DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION Higher Education in Dance or Performance, dance school. Professional career as a dancer, teaching or movement therapy. Community dance artist.

Specialist units: s #ONTEMPORARYDANCE s #LASSICALBALLET s *AZZDANCE s 0HYSICALTHEATRE s #HOREOGRAPHY s $ANCEAPPRECIATION s 0ERFORMANCESKILLS COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be continuously assessed through a range of practical and written assignments. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (ideally one should be in English Language) plus appropriate dance experience OR First Diploma in Performing Arts. Appropriate dance qualiďŹ cations may be accepted as alternatives to academic qualiďŹ cations. If you do not have the minimum qualiďŹ cations you will be accepted with appropriate dance background and experience. Students with experience but without minimum qualiďŹ cations are accepted with appropriate dance background and experience. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


acting (Performance) BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA & EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 1014

Dudley Evolve

You should have 4 GCSEs at C or above (ideally one should be in English) OR First Diploma in Performing Arts.

COURSE CONTENT This course gives you the opportunity to develop your acting skills whilst building your experience of performance.You will improve your vocal and physical technique as well as studying approaches to character and text. Major productions and devised performances throughout the course will allow you to apply the skills and knowledge you gain. The course aims to build your understanding of drama and performance in a range of contexts including: contemporary theatre, community and small-scale touring theatre and theatre-in-education. Mandatory units: s 0ERFORMANCEWORKSHOP s 0ERFORMINGARTSBUSINESS s 4HEHISTORICALCONTEXTOFPERFORMANCE s 2EHEARSINGFORPERFORMANCE s 0ERFORMINGTOANAUDIENCE s 0RINCIPALSOFACTING

If you are without the minimum qualiďŹ cations you may be accepted with appropriate theatre-related background and EXPERIENCE9OUWILLNEEDTOATTENDANAUDITIONINTERVIEW where you will perform a pre-rehearsed monologue from a published text. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. MATERIALS You will need performance clothing: black jazz shoes or pumps, black movement trousers, black tee shirts. All reading materials for this course are available from the college library. You will be required to pay ÂŁ40.00 towards theatre visits.

Specialist units: s )MPROVISATION s 0HYSICALTHEATRE s 3TORYTELLINGASPERFORMANCE s 4HEATRE IN EDUCATION s $EVISINGPLAYS s -OVEMENT s !UDITIONSFORACTORS s #ONTEMPORARYTHEATREPERFORMANCE s !PPLYINGACTINGTECHNIQUES

There may be opportunities to take part in national theatre festivals and competitions. The college may be able to help with ďŹ nancial support for this. Contact Learner Services for more information. DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION

COURSE ASSESSMENT The course is 100% coursework and you will be continually assessed through a range of practical and written assignments.

Specialist Drama Schools, HND or BA (Hons) Degree in Drama, Acting or Community Theatre. Career options: Actor, arts administrator, teaching, stage management, community artist.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

133

CAMPUS


Performing Arts BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 1980

134 CAMPUS

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT s s s s s s

)NDIVIDUALSHOWCASE 0REPARATION PERFORMANCEANDPRODUCTION !CTINGSKILLS $ANCESKILLS -USICALTHEATRESKILLS 0RODUCTIONSKILLSFORPERFORMANCE

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be continuously assessed through a range of practical and written assignments. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal entry requirements, although you should have basic written and spoken English skills, enthusiasm and commitment are essential. MATERIALS All books and basic materials are provided by the college. You are required to provide your own stationery. All students are asked to pay £40 towards the cost of theatre visits. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts – Level 3.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA & EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 2854

135

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Dudley Evolve

You will work on a series of projects and you will produce a portfolio of evidence including both practical and written work. The assessments are 100% coursework and you will be regularly assessed throughout the course.

COURSE CONTENT Singing, dancing and acting have equal focus and you will have many opportunities to integrate these skills in performance. You will develop your practical skills, research skills and apply the knowledge you gain to produce truthful, creative and professional performances.Your determination and dedication will ensure you can leave the course equipped as a ‘Triple Threat’ performer; who is ready to network, audition effectively and be able to demonstrate a high standard of professionalism as well as your talent.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English).You will be asked to prepare for an audition: a Musical Theatre Song, a Drama monologue and take part in a dance session. MATERIALS You will need performance clothing: black jazz and tap shoes, black movement trousers, black t-shirts. A portable audio recorder (a mobile phone with recording facility is ďŹ ne).

Core units: Year 1: s 0ERFORMANCEWORKSHOP s 2EHEARSINGFORPERFORMANCE s -USICALTHEATREPERFORMANCE

You will be required to pay ÂŁ40 towards theatre visits and workshop kit.

Year 2: s 0ERFORMINGTOANAUDIENCE s (ISTORICALCONTEXTOFPERFORMANCE s 4HEPERFORMINGARTSBUSINESS

Musical Theatre students embark on a performance tour abroad either annually or every two years. The college may be able to help with ďŹ nancial support for this. Contact Learner Services for more information.

Optional units: s $ANCEPERFORMANCE JAZZDANCE TAPDANCE choreographic principles s 0RINCIPLESOFACTING AUDITIONFORACTORS Drama improvisation, storytelling s 3INGINGFORACTORSANDDANCERS SINGINGTECHNIQUE for performance, solo music performance s 7ORKINGANDDEVELOPINGASANENSEMBLE

DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION You could progress onto a specialist musical theatre college or do either a Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre or a BA (Hons) in: Performing Arts, Acting, Dance or Musical Theatre. Career options: Actor, dancer, performer, arts administrator, teaching, stage management, community arts work.

* “Teachers are passionate about their subjects and work hard to provide a positive and productive learning atmosphere in lessons.� Ofsted 2013

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

CAMPUS


Production Arts (Make-up, Special Effects & Costume for Film, TV & Theatre) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

136

REF: 2854

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

CAMPUS

PROGRESSION

Dudley Evolve

Degree or foundation degrees in costume, make-up, fashion design, production and set design, stage management and ďŹ ne art and design programmes.

COURSE CONTENT The course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to work within the special effects design areas of ďŹ lm, television and theatre. You will work on a variety of projects and productions which will develop skills such as body casting, creature fabrication, special effects make-up and prosthetics, make-up for performance, theatre design, sculpture, mask making, drawing, mould making, character design, airbrushing and body painting.

Career options: Make-up, Costume, Set or Production Designer.

The programme will consist of theory and practical subject areas: Core units: s 0RODUCTIONWORKSHOP s 0ERFORMINGARTSBUSINESS s 0ERFORMINGARTSINCONTEXT s 0RODUCTIONPLANNING s -AJORPRODUCTIONDOUBLEUNITS  Optional units: s -AKE UPDESIGNANDAPPLICATION s $IGITALPHOTOGRAPHY s #OSTUMEMAKING s $ESIGNINGCOSTUMEFORPERFORMANCE s &ANTASYHAIRDRESSING s 3PECIALEFFECTSMAKE UP s -AKE UPUSINGPROSTHETICS s 4ECHNICALTHEATREOPERATIONS s $RAWINGDEVELOPMENT s -ATERIALS TECHNIQUESANDPROCESSES s 0ROPMAKING COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed on your coursework, both practical and project-based. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must attend an interview and should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. MATERIALS You will need to buy a make-up kit at a cost of ÂŁ250. This may be claimed back from ďŹ nancial support. Financial support may be available to cover these additional costs, please contact Learner Support Fund on 01384 363 404. DURATION 2 years.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Production Arts (Technical Theatre)

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF:TBC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

You must attend an interview and should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above.

This course would suit students interested in the creative process of technical theatre. The purpose of the course is to enable students to be trained to a professional standard in the use of stage and theatre-related equipment.You will learn all aspects of lighting including, types of lanterns, ladders, rigging, focus and adjustment, lighting design, colour and FX, recording Q’s and lighting control systems. You will work not only in college time but as the Evolve Theatre crew for external and internal events.

MATERIALS You will be required to bring with you a pair of steel toe-capped boots and a multi-tool for this qualiďŹ cation. All other resources and materials will be provided by the college.You will be responsible for not only the performances of Dudley Performing Arts students but also be the crew for touring theatre companies performing in Evolve. DURATION 2 years.

Core units: s 0RODUCTIONARTSWORKSHOP s 0ERFORMINGARTSBUSINESS s 4HEHISTORICALCONTEXTOFPERFORMANCE s 0RODUCTIONARTSPLANNING s 0RODUCTIONFORTHEATREPERFORMANCE

PROGRESSION Degree or foundation degrees in production and set design, stage management programmes. Career options: Set or Production Designer.

Specialist units: s 0ERFORMINGARTSEVENTSMANAGEMENT s !SSISTANTSTAGEMANAGEMENT s $EPUTYSTAGEMANAGEMENT s 3TAGEMANAGEMENT s 3TAGETECHNICALMAINTENANCE s 4EMPORARYSTAGEELECTRICALINSTALLATIONS s 3TAGETECHNOLOGYINSTALLATION s 4ECHNICALSTAGEOPERATIONS s 3TAGELIGHTINGOPERATIONS s 3TAGELIGHTINGDESIGN s !UTOMATEDSTAGELIGHTING COURSE ASSESSMENT This course is 100% coursework and will be continually assessed through a range of practical and written assignments.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION ARTS

COURSE CONTENT

137

CAMPUS


138 PUBLIC SERVICES For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Public service organisations are changing rapidly and they’re calling out for people with a broad range of skills and abilities. From travelling the world with the British Armed Forces to working as a police ofďŹ cer here in Britain, the career and volunteering opportunities in this sector are vast. We use a variety of teaching methods – including teamworking and physical ďŹ tness activities – to equip you with the abilities and self-discipline you’ll need to work in the uniformed services.You’ll be assessed in various ways, such as via a portfolio, practical assignments, photographs, witness statements and posters. We also teach practical skills, such as map reading and navigation, and offer you chances to participate in adventurous tasks and competitive sport. )FYOUREANASPIRINGPOLICEOFlCERANDWANTTOUNDERTAKETHENEW0OLICE+NOWLEDGE programme (we are currently the only college in the West Midlands to be accredited through the College of Policing), please refer to our Part-time Guide.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES* * Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

1

12

100%

97%

2

32

90%

94%

3

67

98%

96%

TOTAL

106

96%

95%

EDUCATION & TRAINING

60%

EMPLOYMENT

32%

HIGHER EDUCATION

3%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

PUBLIC SERVICES

Discover the exciting range of public service careers on offer and develop useful skills.

139

Public Services


Uniformed Public Services DIPLOMA тАУ LEVEL 1

REF: 3467

140 CAMPUS

PUBLIC SERVICES

Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT You will complete seven modules on a full-time basis ямБve of these are mandatory there are also two optional units. Mandatory units: s )NVESTIGATEEMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITIESINTHEPUBLICSERVICES s 7ELLBEINGANDPHYSICALlTNESS s 4EAMWORKSKILLS s $EVELOPINGSELF DISCIPLINE s #ARRYOUTESSENTIALMAPREADINGANDNAVIGATION Optional units: s &INDINGOUTABOUTVOLUNTEERINGANDBECOMINGAVOLUNTEER s (EALTHAND3AFETYANDEMERGENCYCARE s 0ARTICIPATEINCOMPETITIVESPORT s 0ARTICIPATEINADVENTUROUSACTIVITIES 4HEREAREALSOTHREE&UNCTIONAL3KILLSTOBECOMPLETED 4HESEAREIN%NGLISHMATHSAND)4ANDALSOAPERSONALAND social development qualiямБcation. COURSE ASSESSMENT 4HROUGHAPORTFOLIO REPORTS PRACTICALASSESSMENT PHOTOGRAPHS WITNESSSTATEMENTSDISCUSSIONSANDPOSTERS &UNCTIONAL3KILLSIN%NGLISH MATHS PERSONAL social development. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 9OUSHOULDHAVE%NTRY,EVELOR'#3%SGRADES&n' possess a positive school report and attend an interview with the course tutor. 9OUWILLBEASKEDTOTAKEANINITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISH and/or maths prior to enrolment. MATERIALS s $RESSCODE s &ITNESSCLOTHING s 3TATIONERY s -EMORYSTICK DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION %MPLOYMENTWITHINTHEPUBLICSERVICESSECTOR4HEQUALIlCATION also assists in employment to any environment. 0ROGRESSIONTOTHE,EVEL$IPLOMAIN0UBLIC3ERVICES4HISIS dependant on achieving an overall merit and the Functional 3KILLS!TTENDANCE BEHAVIOURANDATTITUDEAREALSOTAKENINTO consideration at this time.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Public services BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 1425 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

4 GCSEs Grade D or above to include English and one other subject or Level 1 QualiďŹ cation.

141

CAMPUS

COURSE CONTENT

One specialist unit from: s %MPLOYMENTINTHEUNIFORMEDPUBLICSERVICES s %MPLOYMENTINTHENON UNIFORMEDPUBLICSERVICES Three specialist units from: s #ITIZENSHIP THEINDIVIDUALANDSOCIETY s (EALTHAND3AFETYINTHEPUBLICSERVICEWORKPLACE s !DVENTUROUSACTIVITIESANDTEAMWORKFORTHE public services s 3PORTANDRECREATIONINTHEPUBLICSERVICES s ,ANDNAVIGATIONBYMAPANDCOMPASS s ,AWANDITSIMPACTONTHEINDIVIDUALINPUBLICSERVICES s #RIMEANDITSEFFECTSONSOCIETY s #OMMUNITYANDCULTURALAWARENESS s $RIVINGANDTHEPUBLICSERVICES s %XPEDITIONSKILLSINPUBLICSERVICES s &UNDAMENTALSOFNAUTICALSTUDIES s !TTENDINGEMERGENCYINCIDENTSINPUBLICSERVICES s 3ECURITYPROCEDURESINTHEPUBLICSERVICES s 2ESEARCHINPUBLICSERVICES s 6OLUNTEERINGINPUBLICSERVICES s )#4ANDTHEPUBLICSERVICES

A good reference from your previous educational establishment or employer. MATERIALS You will need to supply the following at an additional cost: s $RESSCODEa s 2ESIDENTIALaAPPROXIMATELY s /UTDOORCLOTHINGREQUIRED Support with these costs is available through the college for students who have ďŹ nancial difďŹ culties. Please contact Student Services for more information. Please note: all costs are subject to change. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION On successful completion of this course you could apply to join the Police, Fire Service or Armed Forces dependant on your age. You could progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services.You must achieve a high merit standard in BTEC First Diploma and have passed the Functional Skills. Your attendance and behaviour record will also be taken into consideration at this stage. This course also offers the skills and qualities needed to be successful in any workplace.

Functional Skills: English, maths or ICT. COURSE ASSESSMENT Portfolio based with a variety of assessment methods: practical, written, verbal, audio tape, video, witness statements ations and external observation. There are no formal examinations apart from Functional Skills.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

PUBLIC SERVICES

Mandatory units: s 0UBLICSERVICESKILLS s #AREERPLANNINGFORTHEPUBLICSERVICES s )MPROVINGHEALTHANDlTNESSFORENTRYTOTHEUNIFORMED public services.


Public services BTEC DIPLOMA/EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 1450

142

CAMPUS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Dudley Evolve

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including written and practical work. (Practical 40%. Coursework 60%).

COURSE CONTENT

PUBLIC SERVICES

You will study 18 units, (5 compulsory units and 13 optional units over 2 years). Mandatory units: s 'OVERNMENT POLICIESANDTHEPUBLICSERVICES s ,EADERSHIPANDTEAMWORKINTHEPUBLICSERVICES s #ITIZENSHIP DIVERSITYANDTHEPUBLICSERVICES s 5NDERSTANDINGDISCIPLINEINTHEUNIFORMEDPUBLICSERVICES s &ITNESSTESTINGANDTRAININGFORTHEUNIFORMEDPUBLICSERVICES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 5 GCSEs at grade C to include English and maths OR a Level 2 Diploma in any subject at a high merit. Excellent references. MATERIALS You will need to supply your own: s $RESSCODEa s 2ESIDENTIALaAPPROXIMATELY

You will also study 13 specialist units chosen from the following:

Financial support is available for most of these items, please contact Student Services for more information.

Specialist units: s 0HYSICALPREPARATION HEALTHANDLIFESTYLEFORTHEPUBLICSERVICES s )NTERNATIONALINSTITUTIONSANDHUMANRIGHTS s 5NDERSTANDTHEIMPACTOFWAR CONmICTANDTERRORISMON public services s /UTDOORANDADVENTUROUSEXPEDITIONS s 3KILLSFORLAND BASEDOUTDOORANDADVENTUROUSACTIVITIES s 3KILLSFORWATER BASEDOUTDOORANDADVENTUROUSACTIVITIES s #RIMEANDITSEFFECTSONSOCIETY s #OMMANDANDCONTROLINTHEUNIFORMEDPUBLICSERVICES s 2ESPONDINGTOEMERGENCYSERVICEINCIDENTS s 0LANNINGANDMANAGEMENTOFMAJORINCIDENTS s #AREERPLANNINGFORTHEPUBLICSERVICES s 0OLICEPOWERSINTHEPUBLICSERVICES s "EHAVIOURINPUBLICSECTOREMPLOYMENT s &UNDAMENTALSOFNAUTICALSTUDIES s # OMMUNICATIONANDTECHNOLOGYINTHEUNIFORMED public services s #USTODIALCARESERVICES s !SPECTSOFTHELEGALSYSTEMANDLAWMAKINGPROCESS s %XTENDEDRESEARCHINPUBLICSERVICES s #URRENTANDMEDIAAFFAIRSINPUBLICSERVICES s %NHANCINGPUBLICSERVICEDELIVERYTHROUGHTHEUSEOF)#4 s 0ERSONNELANDHUMANRESOURCES s 3ECURITYPROCEDURESINTHEPUBLICSERVICES s 0RACTICALTEAMSPORTS s %XERCISE HEALTHANDLIFESTYLE

Please note: all costs are subject to change. DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION Higher Education or employment in the Police, Fire or Military, Ambulance Service or Prison Service. There is potential for the qualiďŹ cation to prepare you for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who wish to enter a particular specialist area of work. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.

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Paul Spittle winner of the Public Services Award

COURSE: Extended Diploma in Public Services

Whether he next goes to University, volunteers with St John Ambulance on a gap year or joins the Army, Paul Spittle is determined to achieve his dream of becoming a paramedic. Paul, 20, from Rowley Regis, has been studying at Dudley College for the past four years – since leaving his unproductive school years behind. “I was a bit of a troublemaker at school and didn’t get on with teachers,” said Paul. “But it has been very different at Dudley College. If I don’t like somewhere I won’t stay and I’ve been here for four years. I came with a better attitude than I had at school.” He has developed from a Level I arrival to being on the threshold of Higher Education. And just a few steps away from achieving his childhood dream: “I’ve wanted to be a paramedic since I was eight.” Andrew Rose, Paul’s tutor at Dudley College, said: “Paul has always demonstrated an extremely positive attitude towards learning. He has focussed on developing knowledge and skills.” As well as his college work, Paul has also been enthusiastic about volunteering, regularly assisting staff on residential. “I like how by the final residentials we are like a big and happy family,” said Paul. Whether it is Paul’s Plan A of an immediate start at university, Plan B of a gap year or all his other plans right up to X,Y and Z – Paul is fully committed to being a paramedic, whatever it takes.

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PUBLIC SERVICES

STUDENT NAME:


144 RETAIL For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Retail The Black Country is set for multi-million pound investment in shopping developments over the next few years and, recognising the career potential for our learners, Dudley College is responding with BTEC courses and Apprenticeships focusing on retail. Learning in our retail-themed classroom, you can develop skills that will take you to the shop oor and beyond, including selling, customer service and management. We start at Level 1 with basic work-related skills, Health and Safety and theory about the selling process. If you want to take your retail knowledge further, our more advanced courses include modules on consumer law, ďŹ nancial forecasting and visual merchandising. Your tutors have worked in the industry themselves, offering you not only a thorough education in retail but real support that can only come from hands-on experience.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

1

6

100%

92%







.!

TOTAL

17

100%

92%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

50%

EMPLOYMENT

.!

HIGHER EDUCATION

.!

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RETAIL

The shop oor and beyond – learn the ropes of the fast-changing retail industry.


Retail BTEC – LEVEL 1

REF: 3678

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COURSE ASSESSMENT

The Broadway

There are two grades: pass and fail. You must complete all parts of the assignment to gain a pass grade. If one or more parts of the assignment are not attempted this will then result in a fail grade being issued.

COURSE CONTENT

RETAIL

Understanding the business of retail The aim of this unit is to provide knowledge and understanding of the retail sector. You are introduced to the supply chain and the different types of retail outlets and occupations found within the sector. Understanding customer service in the retail sector You will understand how customer service is carried out. You will explore the importance of communication with customers.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have an Entry CertiďŹ cate in Skills for Working Life or Life Skills OR Entry Level qualiďŹ cations: an appropriate standard of English and maths or related interests and experience. MATERIALS

Understanding how a retail business maintains health, safety and security on its premises You will understand maintaining security as well as health and safety on retail premises. The unit will introduce you to how relevant legislation is applied for health, safety and security. Understand the retail selling process You will understand selling within a retail environment. This unit will introduce you to the selling purpose of product information. Understanding the control, handling and replenishment of stock in a retail business You will have the knowledge and understanding of stock control systems and the procedure for replenishing, moving, handling and storing stock within a retail business. Understanding how individuals and teams contribute to the effectiveness of a retail business The purpose of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how individuals and teams contribute to the effectiveness of the retail business as well as introduce you to the main functions of employment law.

All students should equip themselves with the following: s !SUITABLEBAGORBACKPACK s !LEVERARCHlLES s $IVIDER s 0LASTICWALLETS s 0ENSRULERPENCILERASER s #ALCULATOR s !LINEDPUNCHEDPAPERPADS s (OLE PUNCH s 3TAPLER s 0ENCILCASEORBOX DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION After completing the BTEC Level 1 course, many students progress on to the BTEC Level 2 Business or retail pathway. The requirements for progression on to the courses are a minimum of 85% attendance and an overall Pass at BTEC Level 1 level, plus a good reference from your course tutor.

Understand the handling of customer payments in retail The purpose of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the cashier’s responsibilities in terms of processing payments at the point within retail businesses. &UNCTIONAL3KILLSANDWORKPLACEMENTEXPERIENCEWILLALSOBE part of the course.

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Retail BTEC – LEVEL 2

REF: 3680

The Broadway COURSE CONTENT

Personal selling You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of sales staff and how they go about the business of personal selling. Visual merchandising and display techniques for retail business The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the techniques that retailers use to merchandise and display their products and make the best use of space in their different outlets.

DISTINCTION: An excellent piece of work in all aspects. All pass and merit criteria have been achieved. Also showing skills involving evaluation and synthesis. Work completed to a very high standard with no errors or omissions. Every unit completed will be given one of the above grades. In most units the assignment will be spread over a number of tasks and the ďŹ nal grade will not be awarded until all tasks have been completed, although the tutors should give you some indication of how you are progressing and which criteria you have achieved. &UNCTIONAL3KILLSANDWORKPLACEMENTEXPERIENCEWILLALSOBE part of the course. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Business purposes The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the nature of business organisations and the business environment in which they operate. Business organisations You will understand the aims and objectives of business organisations and how they are organised into functional areas to meet their business aims and objectives. Financial forecasting for business This involves looking at the key concepts used by businesses to manage their money and forecast their ďŹ nances for the future. People in organisations You will be able to understand the part played by people in business organisations. Consumer law You will research the rights of consumers when purchasing goods or services. Promoting and branding You will explore a range of products and techniques used by retailers when promoting and branding products. You will have the opportunity to create a product and design your own choice of branding.

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs. 1 GCSE at grade C (preferably in maths or English) and 3 GCSEs at grade D – G, in business-related subjects. You also need a reasonable standard of English and maths. Other related Level 1 or Level 2 qualiďŹ cations. BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business (retail) (equivalent to 4 GCSEs). To complete a BTEC Level 2 in Business (retail) students need to pass 4 core units and 5 specialist units over 1 year. MATERIALS All students should equip themselves with the following: s !SUITABLEBAGORBACKPACK s !LEVERARCHlLES s $IVIDER s 0LASTICWALLETS s 0ENSRULERPENCILERASER s #ALCULATOR s !LINEDPUNCHEDPAPERPADS s (OLE PUNCH s 3TAPLER s 0ENCILCASEORBOX DURATION 1 year.

COURSE ASSESSMENT All assignments will be graded according to the assessment grading criteria. The assessment evidence required for each unit is different and the unit teacher will provide you with a copy or you can access it on BlackBoard. You should use these criteria to determine what you should be including in your assignments. PASS: The minimum amount of work needed to pass the course. All items in the assignment criteria have been included but at the lowest acceptable level. Activities assessed will be an ability to identify, explain, deďŹ ne and use TERMSTECHNIQUES

PROGRESSION Although this is a 1 year course, students may want to start considering what their future career plan should be, such as progressing on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level 3 on the BTEC in Retail Level 3. Advanced Levels/National QualiďŹ cations: After completing the BTEC First course, you will progress on to the BTEC National or A Level courses. The requirements for progression on to the courses are a minimum of 85% attendance and an overall merit or distinction at BTEC First Level plus a good reference from your course tutor.

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RETAIL

Customer relations in business This unit aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to become an effective member of staff in a customer-facing situation in business.

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MERIT:!GOODSTANDARDOFWORKSHOWINGALLOFTHESKILLS qualities needed for a pass but also showing an ability to analyse work. A good understanding of the unit has been shown by explaining the terminology and performing accurate calculations.

CAMPUS


Retail

Retail

BTEC – LEVEL 3

APPRENTICESHIP & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP – LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 3766

REF: 2796 CAMPUS

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The Broadway

RETAIL

COURSE CONTENT The course consists of 13 units, which is made up of 8 compulsory units and 6 optional units.The 8 units in the diploma gives learners an introduction customer service in the retail sector, health and safety and effective store operations. Compulsory Units (8): s 5NDERSTANDINGCUSTOMERSERVICEINTHERETAILSECTOR s 5NDERSTANDINGTHEMANAGEMENTOFHEALTHANDSAFETYONA retail premises s 5NDERSTANDINGSECURITYSTOCKLOSS s 5NDERSTANDINGHOWTHESMOOTHOPERATIONOFAPAYMENT point is maintained s 2ETAILINGSELLINGPROCESS s -ANAGEMENTOFSTOCKINARETAILBUSINESS s 4EAMEFFECTIVENESS s %FFECTIVESTOREOPERATIONS Optional Units (6) – taken from a wide list of choices, but mainly in the following areas: s 'ARDENRETAIL s $ELIVERYOFPLANTS s 'ROCERYANDNEWSPAPER s 0ERSONALSHOPPINGANDSTYLING s &ASHIONTRENDSANDFORECASTING s 3ALEOFPERFUMERYPRODUCT COURSE ASSESSMENT The assessment approach of the BTEC Diploma in retail allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the assessment and grading criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment and online tests, case studies, workplace assessment, role play and oral presentation. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C (preferably in maths or English). You also need a good standard of English and maths. MATERIALS Students will have access to retail equipment such as mannequins, purpose built shop window and an on-site retail shop. All attended lessons must be well prepared in terms of paper, pens, folders etc. DURATION

CAMPUS The Broadway COURSE CONTENT This programme offers the beneďŹ ts of experience at work supported by learning at college and is especially suited to you if you do not wish to stay in full-time education and have a good idea of what you want to do.You will study: At Level 2: s 7ORKINGTOORGANISATIONALSTANDARDS s 4EAMWORKING s &IVEOPTIONALUNITS TOBEAGREED s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS At Level 3: s $EVELOPINGANDMAINTAININGPRODUCTIVEWORKINGRELATIONSHIPS s 3IXOPTIONALUNITS TOBEAGREED s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence and take exams for the Functional Skills elements. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeship Level 2: You will need GCSE English at grade C – D, completion of an initial assessment and have an interview. Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3: You will need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and maths. You must be in employment or have secured a retail work placement. MATERIALS You will need general items of stationery and a USB stick to save your work to. DURATION 2-4 years. PROGRESSION HNC in Retail or Foundation Degree in Retail Management, promotion opportunities.

1 year. PROGRESSION The BTEC Diploma in Retail provides a route to employment into the many diverse areas of business. These could include: Roles in specialist areas such as merchandising, personal styling, sales assistants and team leaders. Some learners may wish to gain the qualiďŹ cation in order to progress to a Higher Education foundation degree, access or other professional development programmes. For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


* “Relationships between teachers and learners are respectful and constructive.” Ofsted 2013 149 OFSTED

* “Teachers of vocational subjects add credibility and enjoyment to their lessons THROUGHTHEIRUP TO DATEKNOWLEDGEOF trends in industry and current best professional practice.” Ofsted 2013


150 SCIENCE (APPLIED) For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Scientists push at the boundaries of human knowledge. They research, discover and design useful things. Things that can potentially change the face of medicine, food... even our understanding of life. To give you a foot up onto an exciting career ladder or the qualiďŹ cations that you need to study a science at degree level, Dudley College offers BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 qualiďŹ cations in Science. We’re proud to offer modern, well-equipped laboratories and classrooms with interactive whiteboards and a wide range of resources including our college library and iPoint Student Learning Centre. Our tutor support is known for being excellent. We will be delighted in particular to help you with university applications.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

2

6

100%

90%

3

50

100%

93%

TOTAL

56

100%

91%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

21%

EMPLOYMENT

11%

HIGHER EDUCATION

68%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

SCIENCE (APPLIED)

Take a science course that could lead to university or an exciting, important career.

151

Science (Applied)


Applied science

Applied Science

BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA/ BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 2320

REF: 432

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SCIENCE (APPLIED)

The Broadway

CAMPUS

COURSE CONTENT

The Broadway

You will study a range of units, for example:

COURSE CONTENT

s s s s s s s s s

Diploma in Applied Science (Year 1) You will study a range of units, for example: s &UNDAMENTALSOFSCIENCE s 7ORKINGINTHESCIENCEINDUSTRY s 3CIENTIlCINVESTIGATIONS s 3CIENTIlCPRACTICALTECHNIQUES s 5SINGMATHEMATICALTOOLSINSCIENCE s 5SINGSTATISTICSINSCIENCE s 0HYSIOLOGYOFHUMANBODYSYSTEMS s "IOCHEMISTRYANDBIOCHEMICALTECHNIQUES s %NERGYCHANGES SOURCESANDAPPLICATIONS s 'ENETICSANDGENETICENGINEERING

#HEMISTRYANDOUR%ARTH %NERGYANDOURUNIVERSE "IOLOGYANDOURENVIRONMENT !PPLICATIONSOFCHEMICALSUBSTANCES !PPLICATIONSOFPHYSICALSCIENCE (EALTHAPPLICATIONSOFLIFESCIENCES 4HELIVINGBODY 'ROWINGPLANTSFORFOOD 3CIENCEINMEDICINE

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internally assessed units which meet assessment criteria. Units are externally veriďŹ ed. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have the following: 4 GCSEs at grade D, one of which must be science OR BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Applied Science. MATERIALS The college will supply appropriate text books.You are expected to use a wide range of resources including the college library and iPoint Centre.You will need to provide your own scientiďŹ c calculator and general stationery. A lab coat is provided for use in practical work. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Applied Science.

Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Year 2) You will study a range of units, for example: s 0ERCEPTIONSOFSCIENCE s 5SINGSCIENCEINTHEWORKPLACE s 0HYSIOLOGYOFHUMANREGULATIONANDREPRODUCTION s -ICROBIOLOGICALTECHNIQUES s %LECTRICALCIRCUITSANDTHEIRAPPLICATIONS s 0RACTICALCHEMICALANALYSIS s -EDICALPHYSICSTECHNIQUES s "IOMEDICALSCIENCETECHNIQUES s 0RINCIPLESOFPLANTANDSOILSCIENCES COURSE ASSESSMENT Internally assessed units which meet grading criteria. Units are externally veriďŹ ed. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have one of the following: s !"4%#,EVEL$IPLOMAIN!PPLIED3CIENCEATMERIT or distinction grade s !TLEAST'#3%SATGRADES! n#INCLUDING Double Award Science. MATERIALS The college will supply appropriate text books.You are expected to use a wide range of resources including the college library and iPoint Centre. You will need to provide your own scientiďŹ c calculator and general stationery. A lab coat is provided for use in practical work. DURATION 90-credit Diploma in Applied Science – Year 1 Extended Diploma in Applied Science – Year 2. PROGRESSION Degree or HND in a range of sciences, medically-related courses or employment in a laboratory.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


34%-!SSUREDISANOUTCOMES BASEDSTANDARDDEVELOPEDTORECOGNISEHIGH QUALITYCROSS CURRICULAR34%-EDUCATIONANDDELIVERY)TISUNIQUEINTHE education sector and achievement of the standard emphasises exceptional strengths and capabilities, helping providers enhance engagement and success with learners and employers.The standard offers an assurance process that builds upon existing standards and quality marks an institution may have achieved. Acknowledged by the Government (Department of Business, Innovation and Skills), the National Apprenticeship Service and the UK Commission on Employment and Skills (UKCES), STEM Assured is the ONLY Standard that assures vocational STEM provision. NEF:The Innovation Institute has a unique focus on STEM related education. To recognise the excellence in teaching of science, engineering and technology, this professional body has awarded Dudley College membership to an elite network of STEM Assured Colleges. STEM Assured status required the college to foster a high level of consistency in the quality of STEM education and training and increase learners’ interest in STEM subjects through visible employment prospects. Achieving STEM Assured is an incredible feat as there are only 20 colleges in the whole of the UK to have achieved this and whilst presenting the STEM Assured Award, Professor Sa’ad Medhat, CEO at NEF, said, “We are delighted that Dudley College has gained STEM Assured status.This externally validated standard conďŹ rms to learners, employers and other stakeholders that Dudley College has a thriving capacity to deliver STEM based education and training which meets their needs and expectations.â€?

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

SCIENCE (APPLIED)

STEM Assured is used by education and training providers as a key differentiator to demonstrate their capability in delivering Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) provision that meets the needs of business and industry. Following a framework covering strategy, engagement, delivery, innovation and impact, it ensures a provider’s vocational STEM offer meets the needs of learners and employers.

153

DUDLEY COLLEGE ACHIEVES STEM ASSURED STATUS


154 SPORT For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Sport If you’re sporty, it’s great to know that there are many sporting career options for you that don’t necessarily mean becoming a professional athlete (although we’ll deďŹ nitely support you if you’re going for the big time too!) Dudley College offers an exciting range of active courses, from BTEC Diplomas in Sport & Exercise Sciences through to Fitness Instructing & Personal Training.You can develop your coaching skills with us, learning to get the best out of others while they get the most out of their sport. As a full-time learner you’ll be expected to participate in Team Dudley Sport – our special programme to help you study while pursuing your chosen sport. We offer specialised coaching and encourage you to take leadership qualiďŹ cations. We now have excellent facilities in our sports hall and ďŹ tness suite at Dudley Evolve. And thanks to our strong links with Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Culture & Leisure Services and privately-owned sports centres, you’ll get access to venues that include The Village, Dell Stadium and many other local facilities. We are proud to be afďŹ liated with the British Colleges of Sport, which means you can compete against the ‘best of the rest’ throughout the country in trials and tournaments. Whatever your ability and experience, our tutors are here to encourage and support you.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES* * Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

1

28

92%

92%

2

157

99%

93%

3

109

99%

93%

TOTAL

294

99%

93%

EDUCATION & TRAINING

26%

EMPLOYMENT

27%

HIGHER EDUCATION

45%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

SPORT

Unlock your sporting potential with our excellent sports and leisure courses.


Sport & Active Leisure LEVEL 1

REF: 3236

156

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MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

General stationery and a USB stick needs to be provided by the student.

COURSE CONTENT

SPORT

Mandatory units: s 4AKINGPARTINSPORTS s )MPROVEOWNlTNESS s )NVESTIGATINGRIGHTSANDRESPONSIBILITIESATWORK s 2ISKSANDHAZARDSINSPORTANDACTIVELEISURE s 4AKINGPARTINEXERCISEANDlTNESS s (OWTHEBODYWORKS s 0LANNINGAlTNESSPROGRAMME s !SSISTINGINLEADEROFSPORTSANDACTIVELEISURE activities to plan and deliver an activity s 7ORKINGINSPORTANDACTIVELEISURE s 3PORTANDACTIVELEISUREGROUPPROJECT s *OBOPPORTUNITIESINSPORTANDACTIVELEISURE Functional Skills: s -ATHSENTRYLEVELLEVEL s %NGLISHENTRYLEVELLEVEL CertiďŹ cate in Personal & Social Development Level 1. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and be part of the Team Sports Programme. There will be additional costs relating to residentials (ÂŁ150+) and off-site activities. COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed by a variety of methods including case studies, multiple choice tests, class-based assignments and time constrained assessments, projects, practicals and presentations. Each unit is graded as a pass. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have Entry Level 3 or GCSEs grades F – G, possess a positive school report and attend an interview with the course tutor.

As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and, more importantly, whilst representing Dudley College at sports events and during work placements. We have put a dress code package together at a cost of approximately. ÂŁ105 based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the package during enrolment. Please note: Prices are subject to change. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION In order to progress on to another course in sport, you must achieve: s 3PORT!CTIVE,EISURE$IPLOMA"4%#,EVELATAPASS s (AVEACHIEVED&UNCTIONAL3KILLSATTHELEVELYOUARE working at) in maths, IT and English s $EMONSTRATEEXCELLENTATTENDANCEnABOVE (college average) s (AVESHOWNAPOSITIVEATTITUDETOWARDSYOURSTUDIES throughout the year s (AVEAPOSITIVEREPORTFROMYOURCOURSETUTORREmECTING an excellent work ethos s 3UCCESSFULCOMPLETIONOFADDITIONALQUALIlCATIONSWITHIN your course. Possible Progression on to: BTEC Diploma Sport Level 2. NVQ Activity Leadership Level 2.

You will be asked to take an initial assessment in English sh ANDORMATHSPRIORTOENROLMENT

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Activity Leadership CERTIFICATE – LEVEL 2

REF: 3475

You will be required to wear dress code during college HOURSTHISISDETAILEDONORDERFORMSATINTERVIEWENROLMENT You will also require ďŹ tness-training clothing, appropriate running shoes, shower toiletries and a towel.

COURSE CONTENT Edexcel Level 2 NVQ CertiďŹ cate in Activity Leadership: QualiďŹ cation structure summary – You must achieve all 25 credits from the six mandatory units and a minimum of two optional units. Mandatory units: s 0REPAREFORACTIVITYSESSIONS s ,EADACTIVITYSESSIONS s #ONCLUDEANDREVIEWACTIVITYSESSIONS s 3UPPORTTHEWORKOFTHETEAMANDORGANISATION s 0ROMOTEHEALTH SAFETYANDWELFAREINACTIVELEISURE and recreation s 3UPPORTEQUALITYANDDIVERSITYINACTIVELEISURE and recreation s !SELECTIONOFOPTIONALUNITSSELECTEDBYTHECOURSELEADER Plus: s &UNCTIONAL3KILLS,EVELINMATHSOR%NGLISH s &IRST3PORT%MPLOYMENT!WARENESS,EVEL s !WARDIN0ERSONALAND3OCIAL$EVELOPMENT s !WARDINTHE0RINCIPLESOF#OACHING3PORT,EVEL You will be expected to be part of the Team Sports Programme.

As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley College at sports events and during work placements. We have put a dress code package together at a cost of approximately. ÂŁ105 based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the package during enrolment. Please note: Prices are subject to change. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION What are the potential job roles for those working towards this qualiďŹ cation? s s s s

!CTIVITYLEADER !SSISTANTINSTRUCTOR 9OUTHWORKER /UTDOORRECREATIONASSISTANT

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed by a variety of methods including case studies, class-based assignments, time-constrained assessments, projects, practicals and presentations. The overall grade for each qualiďŹ cation is a ‘pass’. You must achieve all the required units within the speciďŹ ed qualiďŹ cation structure. To pass a unit you must: s !CHIEVEALLTHESPECIlEDLEARNINGOUTCOMES s 3ATISFYALLTHEASSESSMENTCRITERIABYPROVIDINGSUFlCIENT and valid evidence for each criterion s 3HOWTHATTHEEVIDENCEISYOUROWN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS s '#3%SGRADE$ORABOVEINCLUDING%NGLISH s 3TRONGINTERESTINCOACHINGANDSPORTINGENERAL s 0ASSGRADEINALLELEMENTSOFTHE3PORT!CTIVE,EISURE Foundation Level 1 qualiďŹ cation s !TTENDANCETOBEABOVEIFPROGRESSINGFROM,EVEL to Level 2 s 0OSITIVEREFERENCEFROMEXISTINGCOLLEGETUTORSCHOOLREPORT

0ROGRESSIONCOULDBEONTOFURTHERTRAININGEDUCATION including work-based qualiďŹ cations in such areas as: s s s s

/UTDOORPROGRAMMES #OACHING 3PORTSDEVELOPMENT " 4%#$IPLOMAIN3PORTAND0ERFORMING%XCELLENCE Sport Coaching Level 3 (BTEC).

For progression on to another full-time programme at Level 3, the following would be required: s !POSITIVEYEARLYREPORTFROMYOURCOURSETUTOR s !CLEANDISCIPLINARYRECORDATTENDANCERECORD s # OMPLETIONOFALLELEMENTSOFTHISCOURSE INCLUDING Functional Skills. We look forward to spending the year ahead with you and welcome you to Dudley College for some of the best days of your life.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

SPORT

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

157

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Sport BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 2233

158

CAMPUS

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

General stationery and a USB stick needs to be provided by the student.

COURSE CONTENT

SPORT

s s s s s s s

&ITNESSTESTINGANDTRAINING !NATOMYANDPHYSIOLOGYFORSPORT 0LANNINGANDLEADINGSPORTSACTIVITIES 4ECHNICALSKILLSANDTACTICALAWARENESSFORSPORT $EVELOPMENTOFPERSONALlTNESS 3PORTANDEXERCISEFACILITYOPERATIONS %FFECTSOFEXERCISEONTHEBODYSYSTEMS

You will undertake Functional Skills in English at Level 1. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and be part of the Team Sports Programme. There will be additional costs relating to residentials (ÂŁ150+) and off-site activities. COURSE ASSESSMENT All units will be assessed and graded with a pass, merit or distinction. Assessment is through a variety of methods such as presentations, written work and external exams.

As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley College at sports events and during work placements. We have put a dress code package together at a cost of approximately. ÂŁ105 based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the package during enrolment. Please note: Prices are subject to change. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Upon completion of the course you may wish to progress on to the next level; BTEC Diploma Sport Development & Fitness or Sports Science Level 3. This is only possible if you have achieved the following criteria:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade D or above including English. Positive school report reference required. A BTEC or other equivalent Foundation Level course awarded at a pass grade. A Functional Skills qualiďŹ cation at Entry Level 3. !NINTERESTINWORKINGWITHINTHESPORTSLEISUREINDUSTRY and participation in a variety of sports would be desirable. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in English and maths. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

s s s s s

!NOVERALLGRADEOFAMERIT -INIMUMATTENDANCEOF (AVEACHIEVED&UNCTIONAL3KILLSATTHELEVELYOUAREWORKINGAT !POSITIVEYEARLYREPORTFROMYOURCOURSETUTOR !CLEANDISCIPLINARYRECORD

We look forward to spending the year ahead with you and welcome you to Dudley College for some of the best days of your life.

0OSITIVEREFERENCEFROMEXISTINGCOLLEGETUTORSCHOOLREPORT that conďŹ rms attendance, punctuality and character.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Fitness Instructing & Personal Training CERTIFICATE – LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA NVQ (CYQ) – LEVEL 3

159

REF: 1484 COURSE ASSESSMENT

Dudley Evolve

The course is assessed by:

COURSE CONTENT

s s s s s s

CertiďŹ cate in Fitness Instructing Level 2: Level 2 Anatomy and physiology: s #IRCULATORYSYSTEM s 2ESPIRATORYSYSTEM s 3TRUCTUREANDFUNCTIONOFTHESKELETON s -USCULARSYSTEM s -USCULOSKELETALSYSTEM s %NERGYSYSTEM s .ERVOUSSYSTEM

-ULTIPLECHOICEEXTERNALEXAM #ASESTUDIES &ORMALPRACTICALASSESSMENTS 7ORKSHEETS 7ORK BASEDPRACTICALASSESSMENTS 0ORTFOLIOBUILDING

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, maths, science and PE are desirable.

Level 2 Principles of exercise, ďŹ tness and health: s 0ROGRAMMINGSAFEANDEFFECTIVEEXERCISEFORCLIENTS s 4HEHEALTHBENElTSOFPHYSICALACTIVITY s 4HEIMPORTANCEOFHEALTHYEATING A multiple choice test on each of the above subjects with 70% required to pass. Followed by a practical assessment, lasting 90 minutes demonstrating safe programming and instructing. NVQ Diploma Personal Training Level 3: Level 3 Anatomy and physiology: s (EARTANDCIRCULATORYSYSTEM s -USCULOSKELETALSYSTEM s 0OSTUREANDCORESTABILITY s .ERVOUSSYSTEM s %NDOCRINESYSTEM s %NERGYSYSTEM

You must also have a reference from your school that CONlRMSATTENDANCEPUNCTUALITYANDCHARACTER MATERIALS You will be required to wear dress code during college HOURSTHISISDETAILEDONORDERFORMSATINTERVIEWENROLMENT You will also require ďŹ tness-training clothing, appropriate running shoes, shower toiletries and a towel. As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley at sports events and during work placements. We have put a dress code package together at a cost of approximately ÂŁ105 based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the package during enrolment. Please note: Prices are subject to change.

Level 3 Principles of nutrition: s 4HEPRINCIPLESOFNUTRITION s +EYGUIDELINESINRELATIONTONUTRITION s .ATIONALLYRECOMMENDEDPRACTICEINRELATIONTOPROVIDING nutritional advice s 4HERELATIONSHIPBETWEENNUTRITIONANDPHYSICALACTIVITY s 5NDERSTANDINGHOWTOCOLLECTANDUSENUTRITIONALINFORMATION s 0RINCIPLESOFNUTRITIONALGOALSETTING

Optional ďŹ tness workshops organised throughout the year; approximately ÂŁ100 per workshop. (You would be expected to pay for these).

Designing, managing and adapting a personal training programme. Motivating and communicating effectively with clients. Programming safe and effective exercise for a range of client. The health beneďŹ ts of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.

Upon completion of both levels, you will be a qualiďŹ ed gym instructor and personal trainer and will have all of the relevant qualiďŹ cations required to work in the ďŹ tness industry after just 1 year.

A multiple choice test on each of the above subjects with 70% required to pass. You will then complete an NVQ for 12 weeks where you will be assessed training two clients using a range of training techniques and methods. This will also involve a work placement either at the college or at an external leisure facility.

DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION

Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto a Level 3 3PORT3CIENCE#OACHINGQUALIlCATION

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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Sport (Performance & Excellence Football) BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 3606

160 SPORT

CAMPUS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

You should have the following qualiďŹ cations:

COURSE CONTENT The units are: s 0RINCIPLESOFANATOMYANDPHYSIOLOGYINSPORT s 4HEPHYSIOLOGYOFlTNESS s !SSESSINGRISKSINSPORT s &ITNESSTRAININGANDPROGRAMMING s &ITNESSTESTINGFORSPORTANDEXERCISE s 3PORTSNUTRITION s 0SYCHOLOGYFORSPORTSPERFORMANCE s 4ECHNICALANDTACTICALSKILLSINSPORT s 4HEATHLETESLIFESTYLE s 7ORKEXPERIENCEINSPORT s 3PORTSCOACHING s 0ROlLINGSPORTPERFORMANCE s !NALYSISOFSPORTSPERFORMANCE You must undertake Functional Skills in English, ICT or maths as part of the course. Level 3: You will be expected to train and play for one of the college football teams as part of this programme. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and study events. There will be additional costs relating to residentials (ÂŁ150+) and off-site activities.

s ! MINIMUMOF'#3%SATGRADE#ORABOVETO include English and maths are desirable s "4%#ATPASSMERITLEVEL OR NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualiďŹ cations. !NACTIVEINTERESTINFOOTBALLANDORPLAYINGFORATEAM outside of college is essential to study to this pathway. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to HAVEINITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILL ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide support that you may need. MATERIALS General stationery and a USB stick needs to be provided by the student. As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley College at sports events and during work placements. We have put a dress code package together at a cost of approximately. ÂŁ105 based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the package during enrolment.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what each candidate has to achieve and are included within each unit. Coursework is generated to form a portfolio. A variety of assessment methods are used such as practicals, presentations, written work, discussions, etc.

Please note: Prices are subject to change. DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION %MPLOYMENTWITHINTHESPORTSINDUSTRYSPORTSDEVELOPMENT $EGREE(.#(.$IN3PORT University.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) BTEC DIPLOMA/EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 2232

161

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

You should have one of the following qualiďŹ cations:

COURSE CONTENT

Diploma: s '#3%SATGRADE#ORABOVETOINCLUDE%NGLISHANDMATHS a level 2 qualiďŹ cation at a minimum grade of merit.

This course consists of eight mandatory units and 11 specialised units. Each of the units is designed to give STUDENTSANINSIGHTINTOTHESPORTlTNESSINDUSTRY The course aims to offer both theoretical and practical lessons to enhance learning within this discipline. The units are: s 0RINCIPLESOFANATOMYANDPHYSIOLOGYINSPORT s 4HEPHYSIOLOGYOFlTNESS s !SSESSINGRISKINSPORT s &ITNESSTRAININGANDPROGRAMMING s 3PORTSCOACHING s &ITNESSTESTINGFORSPORTANDEXERCISE s 0RACTICALTEAMINDIVIDUALSPORTS s 3PORTSNUTRITION s %XERCISE HEALTHANDLIFESTYLE s %XERCISEFORSPECIlCGROUPS s 0SYCHOLOGYFORSPORTSPERFORMANCE s 3PORTSINJURIES s !NALYSISOFSPORTSPERFORMANCE s 3PORTANDEXERCISEMASSAGE s 2ULES REGULATIONSANDOFlCIATINGINSPORT s 0HYSICALEDUCATIONANDTHECAREOFCHILDRENANDYOUNGPEOPLE s 3PORTSDEVELOPMENT s 7ORKEXPERIENCE s 3PORTSNUTRITION You may undertake Functional Skills in English, ICT or maths as part of the course. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and be part of the Team Sports Programme. There will be additional costs relating to residentials (ÂŁ150+) and off-site activities. COURSE ASSESSMENT You are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what each candidate has to achieve and are included within each unit. Coursework is generated to form a portfolio. A variety of assessment methods are used such as practicals, presentations, written work, discussions, etc.

Extended Diploma: s '#3%SATGRADE#ORABOVETOINCLUDE%NGLISH maths and PE are desirable s "4%#ATDISTINCTIONLEVEL OR NVQ Level 2 or other equivalent qualiďŹ cations. An interest and active participation in sports and ďŹ tness is essential. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide the support that you may need. You will need a positive reference from an existing COLLEGETUTORSCHOOLREPORT You will be contacted with a date to come in to do your assessment. MATERIALS General stationery and a USB pen needs to be provided by the learner. As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley College at sports events and during work placements. We have put a dress code package together at a cost of approximately. ÂŁ105 based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the package during enrolment. Please note: Prices are subject to change. DURATION 90 Credit Diploma – 1 year. Extended Diploma – 2 years. PROGRESSION Employment within the sports and ďŹ tness industry. (.#$ &OUNDATIONDEGREEORDEGREE University.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

SPORT

CAMPUS


Sport & exercise sciences BTEC 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 3286

162 SPORT

CAMPUS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Dudley Evolve

You should have one of the following qualiďŹ cations:

COURSE CONTENT

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, maths and PE are desirable. BTEC at distinction level OR NVQ Level 2 or other equivalent qualiďŹ cations.

This course consists of six mandatory units and 12 specialised units. Each of the units is designed to give STUDENTSANINSIGHTINTOTHESPORTlTNESSINDUSTRY The course aims to offer both theoretical and practical lessons to enhance learning within this discipline. The units are: s 0RINCIPLESOFANATOMYANDPHYSIOLOGYINSPORT s 3PORTANDEXERCISEPHYSIOLOGY s 3PORTANDEXERCISEPSYCHOLOGY s 2ESEARCHMETHODSFORSPORTANDEXERCISE s 2ESEARCHPROJECTINSPORTANDEXERCISESCIENCES s &ITNESSTESTINGFORSPORTANDEXERCISE s !NALYSISOFSPORTSPERFORMANCE s 4RAININGANDlTNESSFORSPORT s 3PORTSNUTRITION s 3PORTSCOACHING s 3PORTSINJURIES s 3PORTSANDEXERCISEMASSAGE s %XERCISEHEALTHANDLIFESTYLE s 0RACTICALSPORT s #URRENTISSUES s !PPLIEDSPORTANDEXERCISEPSYCHOLOGY s 7ORKEXPERIENCE s "IOMECHANICSINACTION

An interest and active participation in sports and ďŹ tness is essential along with an interest for the science behind the sport. MATERIALS General stationery and a USB pen needs to be provided by the student. As a sports department we pride ourselves on our reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly whilst representing Dudley College at sports events and during work placements. We have put a dress code package together at a cost of approximately. ÂŁ105 based upon the needs of students for their course, Team Sports training and work experience. You will need to pre-order the package during enrolment. Please note: Prices are subject to change. DURATION 90 Credit Diploma – 1 year. Extended Diploma – 2 years.

You must undertake Functional Skills in English, ICT or maths as part of the course.

PROGRESSION

There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential, activity days and be part of the Team Sports Programme.

%MPLOYMENTWITHINTHESPORTSSCIENCElTNESSINDUSTRY (.#$ORDEGREE University.

There will be additional costs relating to residentials and off-site activities (approximately ÂŁ150). COURSE ASSESSMENT You are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what each candidate has to achieve and are included within each unit. Coursework is generated to form a portfolio. A variety of assessment methods are used such as practicals, presentations, written work, discussions, etc.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


163

Alex Giles winner of the Contribution to College Life Award

COURSE: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Alex, 23, of Stourbridge, came to Dudley College with his eyes ďŹ xed on a university place to pursue his love of sport and coaching. Two years later and he is off to the University of Worcester to start a degree in sports development and coaching. Along the way he has impressed all who have met him. Jen Austin, course tutor at Dudley College, said: “Alex has made a massive impact on the staff and students at Dudley College. (ERELISHEDTHEOPPORTUNITYANDHASNOTBEENHINDEREDATALLBYHISDISABILITY!HAPPY GO lucky young man who always has a smile on his face no matter what type of day he is having. Alex gave excellent support to his peers in and out of class. He educated all in how to coach learners with disabilities and adapt sports to be inclusive.The staff in the department have learned a great deal from him.â€? Alex said: “I’ve loved every minute of being at Dudley College. From the day I arrived I knew it was the place for me to achieve what I wanted to do. What impressed me was that even before I started they were already looking to be inclusive.The tutors said it would be a great experience for them as well as for me, and that’s how it turned out. They encouraged me to contribute advice on disabilities and sport, to join in other lessons and work with them.â€? Alex’s was class rep and joined the Dudley Buddy programme to help other learners. As well as his Level 3 Diploma, extra qualiďŹ cations he achieved include FA Level I coaching in football, the Community Sports Leaders and Higher Sports Leaders Award. Alex has hopes of working with more schools after he has graduated, to help them make their sports curricula inclusive for everybody. He said: “It’s much better than when I was a small child, when disabled kids were asked to keep the score. I can see there being lots of work that I can do to help.â€?

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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STUDENT NAME:


164 TRAVEL & TOURISM For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Travel & Tourism courses can open up a wonderful world of careers. By gaining the right qualiďŹ cations you could ďŹ nd yourself working as an overseas representative, a travel agent, in hospitality or in an airport. The possibilities are endless – and global. As a learner at Dudley College you can explore where your interests and strengths lie by making use of our exciting new Travel & Tourism Suite. It contains a travel information shop, a simulated aircraft and a baggage handling area for hands-on experience. During your studies you’ll also have the chance to visit Paris and Dublin and, closer to home, London, Thorpe Park and Cheddar Gorge. Assessing your learning through a combination of practical assignments, enjoyable projects and presentations, Travel & Tourism courses at Dudley College give you an excellent introduction to the industry.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.







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2

23

100%

96%

3

43

98%

90%

TOTAL

77

96%

93%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

48%

EMPLOYMENT

41%

HIGHER EDUCATION

11%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Have fun learning and gain a qualiďŹ cation in the expanding, exciting travel industry.

165

Travel & Tourism


Travel & Tourism BTEC FOUNDATION DIPLOMA – LEVEL 1

REF: 1989

166

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MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

Stationery: one large A4 ring binder, one A4 course ďŹ le, plastic wallets and dividers, pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, PLAINLINEDPAPERANDA53"STICK

COURSE CONTENT

TRAVEL & TOURISM

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4RAVELANDTOURISMGROUPPROJECT $ISPLAYINGPRODUCTSANDSERVICES $ISPLAYINGTRAVELINFORMATION 0LANNINGATRIPTOAVISITORATTRACTION 2ESEARCHINGATOURISTDESTINATION 2ECOMMENDINGAHOLIDAYPACKAGE !IRCABINCREW 2OLEOFANOVERSEASREP 3CHEDULECHARTERANDLOWCOSTAIRLINES 0LANNINGFORAJOB

The tourism department prides itself on its reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly WHILSTREPRESENTING$UDLEY#OLLEGEATINTERNALEXTERNAL events and during work placements. There is a dress code package which is ÂŁ75 (cost subject to change) and this would need to be paid at enrolment. DURATION

BTEC CertiďŹ cate in Personal & Social Development Level 1.

1 year.

You must undertake Functional Skills in English, ICT or maths as part of the course.

PROGRESSION

As part of your course you will be required to take part in trips, activities and a residential; this is an important element which will enable you to achieve unit assessment criteria. There will be costs relating to these which will be outlined at enrolment and induction (ÂŁ150 minimum).

In order to progress on to Level 2 you must achieve Level 1 at a pass grade, achieve Functional Skills entry level 3 maths, IT and English and achieved the CertiďŹ cate in Personal, Social and Development Level 1. Demonstrate excellent attendance – above 90% (college average). And have shown a positive attitude towards your studies throughout the year.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed internally by a variety of methods including: case studies, class-based assignments, constrained assessments, projects, practicals and presentations. Each unit is graded at a pass. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have Entry Level 3 or GCSEs grade F to G, attend an interview with the course tutor and have a positive school report. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Travel & Tourism BTEC DIPLOMA – LEVEL 2

REF: 2152

MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

Stationery: one large A4 ring binder, one A4 course ďŹ le, plastic wallets and dividers, pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, PLAINLINEDPAPERANDA53"STICK

COURSE CONTENT

There may be an opportunity to study industry-related qualiďŹ cations on this programme. You must undertake Functional Skills in English, ICT or maths as part of the course. As part of your course you will be required to take part in trips, activities and a residential; this is an important element which will enable you to achieve unit assessment criteria. There will be costs relating to these which will be outlined at enrolment and induction (ÂŁ150 minimum).

The tourism department prides itself on its reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly WHILSTREPRESENTING$UDLEY#OLLEGEATINTERNALEXTERNAL events and during work placements. There is a dress code package which is £75 (cost subject to change) and this would need to be paid at enrolment. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION In order to progress on to the BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 3, you must achieve Level 2 at a merit grade. Have achieved Functional Skills in either maths, ICT or English. Demonstrated excellent attendance – above 90% (college average). And have shown a positive attitude towards your studies throughout the year. Progression route: BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Travel & Tourism. Career options: Retail travel consultant, customer service, tourist information.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment is through a variety of methods such as presentations, written work and external exams. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade D or above (to include English); a Level 1 qualiďŹ cation at a minimal grade of a pass; achieved all qualiďŹ cations on Level 1 course; or relevant work experience.You will be required to attend an interview with the tutor. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have ANINITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILL ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Units studied on the course: s 4HE5+TRAVELANDTOURISMSECTOR s 5NDERSTANDINGCUSTOMERSERVICEINTRAVELANDTOURISM s $EVELOPINGCUSTOMERSERVICESKILLSINTRAVELANDTOURISM s 5NDERSTANDINGTHENATUREANDEFFECTSOFWORLDTRAVEL s %UROPEANHOLIDAYDESTINATIONS s (OLIDAYPLANNING s $EVELOPINGEMPLOYABILITYSKILLSFORTRAVELANDTOURISM s /RGANISINGATRAVELANDTOURISMSTUDYVISIT s %XPLORINGAIRPORTSANDAIRLINES s %XPLORINGTRAVELOPERATIONS s )NTERPERSONALSKILLSFORHOLIDAYREP

167

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Travel & Tourism BTEC DIPLOMA/EXTENDED DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3

REF: 1868

168

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MATERIALS

Dudley Evolve

Stationery: one large A4 ring binder, one A4 course ďŹ le, plastic wallets and dividers, pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, PLAINLINEDPAPERANDA53"STICK

COURSE CONTENT

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Examples of units studied on this course: s )NVESTIGATINGTHETRAVELANDTOURISMSECTOR s 4HEBUSINESSOFTRAVELANDTOURISM s 4HE5+ as a destination s #USTOMERSERVICEINTRAVELANDTOURISM s -ARKETINGINTRAVELANDTOURISM s ,ONGHAULDESTINATIONS s 2ETAILTRAVELOPERATIONS s "USINESSTRAVELOPERATIONS s 3PECIALISTTOURISM s %VENTS CONFERENCESANDEXHIBITIONS s 5+VISITORATTRACTIONS s 7ORKEXPERIENCE s 3TUDYVISITINTRAVELANDTOURISM s 2ESEARCHINGCURRENTISSUES You must undertake Functional Skills in English, ICT or maths as part of the course. Additionally: Relevant additional qualiďŹ cations to support the course and employability. As part of your course you will be required to take part in trips, activities, and a residential; this is an important element of which will enable you to achieve unit assessment criteria. There will be costs relating to these which will be outlined at enrolment and induction (ÂŁ150 minimum).

The tourism department prides itself on its reputation and professionalism in the area. This is evident in the way our students look around the college and more importantly WHILSTREPRESENTING$UDLEY#OLLEGEATINTERNALEXTERNAL events and during work placements. There is a dress code package which is ÂŁ75 (cost subject to change) and this would need to be paid at enrolment. DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION &OUNDATIONDEGREES (.#$ORDEGREEIN4RAVEL4OURISM or related subject. Career options: Resort representative, retail travel consultant, consultant service, tourist information ofďŹ ce, business travel consultant, air cabin crew, theme park operations, cruise liner, tour operations.

STUDENTS’ JOY AS JOBS SECURED

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed internally by a variety of methods including: case studies, class-based assignments, constrained assessments, projects, practicals and presentations. Each unit is graded at a pass, merit or distinction. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have one of the following: Diploma: 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and maths; a level 2 qualiďŹ cation at a minimum grade of merit. Extended Diploma: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths; a Level 2 qualiďŹ cation at a minimal grade of merit.You will be required to attend an interview with the tutor. Prior to enrolment on this course you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course and will help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

Fourteen Travel & Tourism students from Dudley College have secured employment at Birmingham Airport with Servisair. The students who have all studied ‘Aviation Environment’ – an industry related qualiďŹ cation, which is taught partly in college and the other practical elements at Birmingham Airport by Servisair trainers, started their positions in May.

“We are so pleased for all the students who have secured employment with Servisair. Getting the chance to train at one of the busiest airports in the country certainly gives them the edge when applying for any vacancies.�

4HISONE YEARPROGRAMME gives the students a better INSIGHTINTOTHEDAY TO DAY running of the ground services at an airport. During the training the students help to check in passengers, follow procedures for passengers Travel & Tourism tutor at boarding, observing passport Dudley College, Raj Haire, said: checks and meet ights. Servisair is one of the World’s leading operators in aviation ground services, which brings together expertise and innovation developed locally to deliver an integrated range of ground services.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


SECRETARY OF STATE ANNOUNCES FUNDING NEWS AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF DUDLEY LEARNING QUARTER

During the opening ceremony, Dr Cable announced to the 150 guests that the college had been successful in securing £2.2m for the third phase of the Dudley Learning Quarter. The Government’s Enhanced Renewal Grant will part fund the £6.6m Dudley Advance Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology due to be completed by September 2014. Lowell Williams, Principal at Dudley College, explained “Welcoming Dr Cable to open the Dudley Learning Quarter is a great honour for the college and marks an important milestone in its 150 year history. “The Minister has a close family association with the FE sector and I’m sure his visit to our fantastic new facilities will further endorse his recognition of the important role colleges play in developing the skills future workforces need for the UK to stay competitive.”

Nicole explained “I am really proud to show the Minister around our new college. It’s a brilliant place to study and being involved in the event has given me a unique experience of hosting a dignitary guest. I’m studying travel and tourism and eventually want to work for Emirates Airways, so I’m sure I will need lots of skills and practice at dealing with the public and VIP.” $UDLEY%VOLVESNEW SEATTHEATRETOOK centre stage during the opening ceremony. During his address, Dr Cable was extremely positive about the work that further education colleges engaged in and stated that he had picked up on the ‘energy, enthusiasm and ambition at the college from the students’ who he’d met. He also emphasised the role the FE sector was playing in the development of SKILLSTORE INVIGORATE"RITISHMANUFACTURING and commerce. A specially commissioned canvass, bearing a quote from the Secretary of State, was lowered onto the stage for Dr Cable and a large group of students to unveil to a fanfare of lights and music.

“I’m delighted we have secured the grant to part fund Dudley Advance.The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology is going to be an amazing facility for young people planning a career in the engineering sector and will enable the college to continue developing the Learning Quarter. It’s great news for local industry, the college and Dudley y itself.” elf.

FFor more information f llog on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk d d or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

TRAVEL & TOURISM

It marked the opening of the first two phases of the Dudley Learning Quarter, which encompasses £28m of new buildings in Dudley town centre.These new developments are known as Dudley Evolve and Dudley Sixth, which offer a wide range of vocational courses and A Levels.

The ministerial visit gave Dr Cable an opportunity to tour Dudley Evolve and see the fantastic new facilities first hand.Travel and Tourism student, Nicole Huxley, led the tour and introduced Dr Cable to a range of apprentices, fashion & textiles and travel & tourism students.These learners were all on hand to explain how the new development was supporting their studying and career ambitions.

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Dudley College welcomed the Rt. Hon. Dr Vince Cable MP to officially open the Dudley Learning Quarter.The Minister, along with guests from the education, commerce and the public sector joined students and staff at Dudley Evolve for this commemorative event.


170 ENTRY LEVEL COURSES For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Entry Level Courses We know there can be many barriers to people gaining the qualiďŹ cations they need. Sometimes personal problems, physical disabilities, learning difďŹ culties or extended periods of absence can stop you from achieving the things you want to in life. At Dudley College we are dedicated to helping all our learners get where they want to be. We will assess your individual needs so that we can offer you additional learning support. If English is not your ďŹ rst language, our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programmes are designed to help you to progress in your further education. For learners with learning difďŹ culty or disability (LLDD) we offer a range of vocational Step Up courses to give you conďŹ dence and help you move forward with your studies. Here at Dudley College we pride ourselves on our open and welcoming policy and recognise the rights of all our learners to be treated equally.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

ENTRY

334

100%

92%

TOTAL

334

100%

92%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

77%

EMPLOYMENT

8%

HIGHER EDUCATION

.!

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ENTRY LEVEL COURSES

Our entry level courses help to remove barriers to you fulďŹ lling your potential.


Pre-Step Up Life Skills

02% %.429,%6%,

ENTRY LEVEL 1

REF: 3921

REF: 3723

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

The aim of the course is to help learners develop their independent living and personal skills, enabling them to fully participate in their community as independently as possible. Learners will work towards the AQA unit award scheme and will be accredited for learning in:

The aim of this course is to help learners improve practical, interpersonal and social skills used for day-to-day living. The qualiďŹ cation is aimed at learners who seek an entry level qualiďŹ cation that will:

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Personal progress

ENTRY LEVEL COURSES

COURSE ASSESSMENT

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Learners complete a portfolio of evidence with assistance from the assessor. Each section has a variety of units within it.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Learners produce a portfolio of evidence with assistance of the assessor. Each section has a variety of units within it.

s )NDEPENDENTLIVINGSKILLS BASICCOOKING CLEANINGANDLOOKING after yourself s #REATIVEUNITS SENSORYART CRAFTSANDMUSICSESSIONS s %NGLISHANDMATHS s #OMMUNITYPARTICIPATION

There are no formal entry requirements. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Pre-Step Life Skills.

s s s s

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal entry requirements. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION 3TEP5P%NTRY,EVELINAVOCATIONALAREAOFINTERESTNEED

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


STEP UP

(Employability & Personal, Social Development) ENTRY LEVEL 2 & 3

REF: 2149

The Broadway

This pathway covers plastering, bricklaying and woodworking skills. Health and Safety in the workshop is also covered. Learners are taught in the construction workshops by specialist tutors.

COURSE CONTENT A variety of units from personal and social development such as: s s s s s s s s s s s

0LANNINGFORPROGRESSION %FFECTIVESKILLS QUALITIESANDATTITUDESFORLEARNINGANDWORK 0LANNINGFORPROGRESSION #OMMUNITYPROJECT #ONTRIBUTINGTOATEAM 0ERSONALSKILLS %NVIRONMENTALAWARENESS (EALTHYLIVING %NTERPRISEACTIVITYPRODUCINGPRODUCTSORSERVICES %NGLISHANDMATHS %MPLOYABILITY

2 weeks work experience. Learners will have the opportunity to do tasters in the following pathways, as well as developing employability and independent living skills. Creative Arts The creative arts pathway is designed to give you the opportunity to experience the ďŹ elds of media, art, music and performance. The topics may include introduction to media, music production cd project, visual arts, exploring ďŹ lm genres and working in the performing arts.You will be given hands on experience in practical workshops and produce work using specialist industry standard equipment and software. You will go on a number of educational visits throughout the year to various Performance and Arts venues. Horticulture The horticulture & conservation pathway allows learners to develop their gardening skills – raising plants from seeds, sewing and planting food crops, building raised beds, tending crops as well as the health and safety aspect of working in a gardening environment. Learners will be encouraged to appreciate the balance of nature, insect life, pond life and bird habitats with the art of gardening and crop rearing.

Animal Care The animal care pathway is designed to educate learners about the responsibilities of animal ownership and allow them to experience caring for some species they might not normally encounter as part of general pet ownership. The course includes practical elements such as assisting with the maintenance and preparation of animal accommodation and assisting with the feeding and care of animals. It is currently based at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, Sedgley. Business & IT This pathway helps develop learners’ skills in ofďŹ ce work and computing in the workplace. Supported Employment This pathway is designed to help learners to develop employability skills and have the opportunity to put into practice the skills learnt with an employer through work experience or work placement. COURSE ASSESSMENT Portfolio of evidence. Internal and external exams for Functional Skills. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal entry requirements. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Level 1 courses.

Catering This pathway helps develop learners skills in being able to cook safely and will include introduction to the hospitality industry, working as part of a group, serving food and drink and basic cooking.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ENTRY LEVEL COURSES

Construction

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CAMPUS


esol

esol aspire

(16-18 Foundation Learning Programme)

REF: 3727

REF: 3640

CAMPUS The Broadway

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COURSE CONTENT CAMPUS The Broadway

ENTRY LEVEL COURSES

COURSE CONTENT Your teacher will use a variety of strategies and techniques to help develop your language skills. Skills developed include: s 3PEAKINGANDPRONUNCIATION s ,ISTENINGANDUNDERSTANDING s 2EADING s 7RITING s &UNCTIONAL)#43KILLS s &UNCTIONALMATHEMATICSSKILLS s %MPLOYABILITYSKILLS You will make new friends and develop the important social and team work skills needed for further studies and employment. The course will include a one-week work experience placement. You will have the opportunity to attend three educational visits as part of your course.

Your teacher will use a variety of strategies and techniques to help you develop the language skills required for further study on our Pre-Access and Access provision. The language skills you will develop include: s s s s s s s

3PEAKINGANDPRONUNCIATION ,ISTENINGANDUNDERSTANDING 2EADING 7RITING 2ESEARCHSKILLS !SSIGNMENTWRITING 0RESENTATIONSKILLS

You will also develop your maths and ICT skills in dedicated Functional Skills classes. All of these skills will prepare you for the next step in your studies. COURSE ASSESSMENT Initial assessment in both English and maths will be carried out prior to you enrolling on the course.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Throughout the course your English, maths and ICT tutors monitor your progress through a variety of in-class assessments.

Initial assessment is carried out to decide on the most appropriate level for you to study.

At the end of the course you will take externally set examinations in English, maths and ICT.

Full support is given throughout your studies with regular REVIEWSOFYOURPROGRESS/NGOINGASSESSMENTS TASKSANDOR tests will take place throughout the course to allow your tutor to monitor your progress. End of course assessments will be Cambridge ESOL examinations which are externally set. Functional Skills mathematics and ICT examinations which are externally set. Students will also develop a portfolio to demonstrate the personal, social and employability skills they have developed as part of the course. Beginners’ assessments will be an internally set college assessment.You will receive a Dudley College CertiďŹ cate for the skills you develop. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Initial assessment will be carried out along with a conďŹ dential interview. You will be expected to demonstrate the following levels of English and maths in order to follow this course: s %NGLISHMINIMUM%NTRY,EVELINALLSKILLS s -ATHEMATICSMINIMUM%NTRY,EVEL DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Progression from this course can be to our Pre-Access Level 2 course or onto Access provision subject to their entry requirements.

No speciďŹ c entry requirements.You will have a conďŹ dential interview and initial assessment then be placed on an appropriate course. MATERIALS A dictionary is recommended. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION Progression through Levels E1-E2-E3-Level 1 – mainstream programmes or Apprenticeships.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


175 OFSTED

* “Staff mentors and student ‘buddies’ are available to help learners improve their work and to stay motivated.” Ofsted 2013


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New courses coming soon: ICT & Computing Engineering Art & Design Business & Management

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Studying an Access course could change your future by providing that ďŹ rst big step on your journey towards a university place and a professional career. If you are aged over 19 and have never gained the level 3 qualiďŹ cations which AREREQUIREDFORENTRYINTO5+UNIVERSITIES THENNOWISTHETIMETOACT The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised qualiďŹ cation which will give you the knowledge, skills and incentive to get into university. Several different pathways are available; including Access to Nursing, Access to Healthcare Science, Access to Social Sciences, !CCESSTO4EACHING !CCESSTO"USINESSAND!CCESSTO3CIENCE)NAFURTHERFOUR pathways will be added including Access to ICT & Computing, Access to Engineering, Access to Art & Design and Access to Business & Management. Each course contains core units in English study skills and maths, plus additional modules in your chosen specialist subjects. Attendance at college is for 13-15 hours per week and you may be eligible for ďŹ nancial help with stationery, books, transport and childcare. The Access courses last just one year but you can rest assured that they prepare you fully for your future university education. So, if you want to be a teacher, a social worker, a nurse, a paramedic, a forensic scientist, a radiographer, a physiotherapist, a theatre nurse, a business manager, an IT specialist or even an engineer, then please enquire about an Access programme today.

We are good at making you outstanding... ACHIEVEMENT RATES*

LEVEL

STARTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL RATE

* Based on achievement results FORSTUDENTSCOMPARED to latest published national rate.

3

174

97%

92%

TOTAL

174

97%

92%

WHAT DO STUDENTS GO ON TO DO?* * Based on destination data gathered from students completing in 2011-2012

EDUCATION & TRAINING

9%

EMPLOYMENT

2%

HIGHER EDUCATION

87%

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Develop your conďŹ dence and open up opportunities with Access to Higher Education.

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Access to Higher Education


178 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Preparation for Access (Pre-Access)

Preparation for Access (Pre-Access)

NOCN – LEVEL 1

NOCN – LEVEL 2

REF: 3660

REF: 2294

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

Core modules: s #OLLEGEINDUCTION s )NTRODUCTIONTODEVELOPINGPERSONALSTUDYSKILLS s $EVELOPINGOWNINTERPERSONALSKILLS s )NTRODUCTIONTOCAREERPREPARATION s $EVELOPINGPRESENTATIONSKILLS s 0UNCTUATIONANDGRAMMARSKILLS s 3PELLINGSKILLS s 7RITINGFORMEANING s 0REPARATIONFORARECRUITMENTINTERVIEW s 5SINGCALCULATIONSMULTIPLICATIONANDDIVISIONOFWHOLENUMBERS s 5SINGCALCULATIONSADDITIONANDSUBTRACTIONOFWHOLENUMBERS s 5NDERSTANDINGPERIMETERANDAREA s 5NDERSTANDINGNUMBERS s 5NDERSTANDINGLENGTH WEIGHTANDCAPACITY s 5NDERSTANDINGANDUSINGPERCENTAGES s 5NDERSTANDINGANDUSINGFRACTIONS s 5NDERSTANDINGANDUSINGDECIMALS s 5NDERSTANDINGANDUSING$SHAPES s 5SINGTHEINTERNET s )4&OUNDATION s -ATHEMATICS&UNCTIONAL3KILLS s %NGLISH&UNCTIONAL3KILLS

If you wish to gain a qualiďŹ cation for entry on to an Access to Higher Education Diploma or you want to enhance your employment opportunities, this is the course for you. You will study:

COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules e.g. timed assignment, coursework and individual and group projects. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have a good Entry Level 3 achievement, enthusiasm and commitment. You will be required to attend an interview and complete a pre-course assessment in English and maths to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. DURATION 15 hours per week for one year. PROGRESSION Access Diploma for Progress Level 2.

Core modules: s )MPROVINGOWNLEARNINGANDPERFORMANCE s $EVELOPINGPERSONALSTUDYSKILLS s $EVELOPINGOWNINTERPERSONALSKILLS s $EVELOPINGGROUPANDTEAMWORKCOMMUNICATIONSKILLS s 5NDERSTANDINGMEDIATION s #RITICALTHINKING s %QUALOPPORTUNITIES s 5NDERSTANDINGTEAMMOTIVATION s 0REPARINGFORARECRUITMENTINTERVIEW s 7RITINGFORMEANINGSKILLS s 3PEAKINGANDLISTENINGSKILLS s -ATHSINCONTEXT s )MPROVINGPUNCTUATIONANDGRAMMARSKILLS s )#4&OUNDATION s -ATHEMATICS&UNCTIONAL3KILLS s %NGLISH&UNCTIONAL3KILLS Depending on the number of credits achieved a CertiďŹ cate or Diploma may be awarded. COURSE ASSESSMENT You are assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules e.g. timed assignment, coursework and individual and group projects. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have a good Level 1 achievement, enthusiasm and commitment. You will be required to attend an interview and complete a pre-course assessment in English and maths to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. DURATION 15 hours per week for one year. PROGRESSION Access Diploma to Higher Education course.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Business

24+ ADVANCE LEARNING LOANS

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3

REF: 802 CAMPUS

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CAN I GET A LOAN? The Broadway

NO

YES (AVEYOUBEENA5+ resident for at least 3 years?

Is this your first level 3 course?

NO

COURSE CONTENT

YES NO You will not have to pay the course fees.

Are you in receipt of out-of-work benefits? NO

YES

You will have to pay the course fees. There is no loan available.

YES

You will have to pay the course fees. There is no loan available.

You can apply for a loan from the Student Loans Company.

You will not have to pay the course fees.

This course is ideal if you want to take up a profession or enter Higher Education but have few or no formal qualiďŹ cations.You will study: s %NGLISHSTUDYSKILLS s -ATHS s %CONOMICSMICROECONOMICISSUESSUCHASRESOURCE allocation and market structure; macro economic issues that affect the economy as a whole such as unemployment, ination, balance of payments and Government policies s &INANCIALMANAGEMENTANDACCOUNTINGACCOUNTINGPRINCIPLES and practice and management accounting which aim to introduce a range of cost accounting techniques and procedures used in modern business s )NTRODUCTORY)#4 COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed mainly through course work which includes timed assignments, projects, essays and presentations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have some evidence of Level 2 achievement in English and maths, together with enthusiasm and commitment.

HOW DO I APPLY?

On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in English and maths to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor.

When you get an offer of a place at Dudley College we give you a letter to help you fill in your loan application.

DURATION 15 hours per week for one year.

Log onto the Student Loans website: www.gov.uk/24_advanced_learning_loans Use the letter from the college to help you fill in the form.

Ask for a paper form from the Student Loans Company if you do not want to apply online.

PROGRESSION (.#$"USINESSORADEGREE

Provide evidence of your identity with your passport, birth certificate and NI number.

Student Loans Company says Yes or No.

YES

Take your acceptance letter to the college and enrol on your chosen course.

NO

Contact the Student Finance team for information regarding other options. 01384 363 555

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Will you be 24 or over at the start of your course?


180 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Combined Studies

Healthcare Science

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3

REF: 708

REF: 2871

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This course is for you if you want to study at a higher level and develop a career in social work or teaching, or a degree in the areas studied.You will study:

Four modules consisting of six or seven units.

Compulsory modules: s %NGLISHSTUDYSKILLS s -ATHS Plus a minimum of two optional modules selected from the following: s %NGLISHLANGUAGE s %NGLISHLITERATURE s 0SYCHOLOGY s 3OCIOLOGY s 3OCIALPOLICY s )NTRODUCTORY)#4 COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules selected. e.g. timed assignment, coursework and projects etc. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have some evidence of Level 2 achievement in English and maths, and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the course. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in English and maths to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor. DURATION 15 hours per week for one year.

Compulsory modules: Maths (Level 2 or 3) and English study skills (Level 2 or 3). To gain the full Access certiďŹ cate you must pass these two core modules and two other modules: human biology and healthcare science which includes medical physics, biochemistry, health psychology and diseases. COURSE ASSESSMENT All modules are assessed internally by assignments, practical work and other assessment opportunities. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be at least 19 years of age and complete an initial assessment and achieve at least a Level 1 in maths and a Level 2 in English. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in English and maths to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor. MATERIALS Text books and laboratory coats are loaned to you as needed. DURATION 15 hours per week for one year. PROGRESSION "!"3CDEGREEIN(EALTHCARE3CIENCEATUNIVERSITYNURSING midwifery; O.D.P.; radiography or other health-related degrees or diplomas.

PROGRESSION Higher Education.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3

REF:TBC

REF: 2876

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This course is designed to give students access to nursing degrees.

The course will be made up of four modules. Two compulsory MODULES%NGLISHSTUDYSKILLS,EVEL ANDMATHEMATICS (Level 2). To gain the full Access certiďŹ cate you must pass these two core modules and a minimum of two module options from your chosen pathway.

Modules include: s 7ORKEXPERIENCE s "IOSCIENCES s (EALTHSTUDIES s 3OCIOLOGYOFHEALTH s %NGLISH s -ATHS s 3TUDYSKILLS

Module options from the choices below: Biology; chemistry; mathematics (Level 3). COURSE ASSESSMENT All modules are assessed internally by written assignments and practical work.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed via course work, an examination and presentations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have some evidence of Level 2 achievement in English and maths, and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the course. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in English and maths to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must be at least 19 years of age and complete an initial assessment test and achieve at least Level 1 maths and Level 2 English. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in English and maths to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor. MATERIALS Details regarding textbooks will be available from your tutors. When appropriate, textbooks are loaned to Access students.

DURATION

PROGRESSION

A lab coat is essential for chemistry and strongly advised for biology but can be loaned to you. Maths instruments and a calculator are also essential.

Nursing degree.

DURATION

15 hours per week for one year.

15 hours per week for one year. PROGRESSION "!"3CDEGREEATUNIVERSITYORA(IGHER.ATIONAL$IPLOMA

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Science 181

Nursing


social work & social science

teacher & related careers

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA OCNWMR – LEVEL 3

182

REF: 2560

REF: 708

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

CAMPUS

CAMPUS

The Broadway

The Broadway

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

This course is suitable for you if you are looking for a career in, for example, social work or teaching. On this course you will study:

This course will help you to develop self-conďŹ dence and the ACADEMICABILITYTOSTUDYATDEGREE (.$$IP(%,EVELIN teaching and careers in education. During the course you will study:

Compulsory modules: s %NGLISHSTUDYSKILLS s -ATHS Plus a minimum of two optional modules selected from the following: s 0SYCHOLOGY s 3OCIALPOLICY s 3OCIOLOGY s )NTRODUCTORY)#4 COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules selected e.g. timed assignments, coursework, projects etc. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have some evidence of Level 2 achievement in English and maths and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the course. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in English and maths to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor. DURATION 15 hours per week for one year.

Compulsory modules: s %NGLISHSTUDYSKILLS s -ATHS s %DUCATIONSTUDIES Plus a minimum of two optional modules selected from the following: s %NGLISHLANGUAGE s %NGLISHLITERATURE s 0SYCHOLOGY s 3OCIALPOLICY s 3OCIOLOGY s )NFORMATIONTECHNOLOGY s )NTRODUCTORY)#4 In addition to the compulsory and option modules, if you do not have a recognised science qualiďŹ cation, you are strongly advised to undertake GCSE General Science. (A science qualiďŹ cation is compulsory for all teachers and trainers born after 1979). Also, universities require you to have current experience in a school classroom situation. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed via course work, an examination and presentations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will be required to have some evidence of Level 2 achievement in English and maths, and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the course.

PROGRESSION 3OCIAL7ORK$IPLOMA$EGREE

On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an information day and a pre-course assessment in English and maths to ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course. After the initial assessment an interview will be arranged with the course tutor. DURATION 15 hours per week for one year. PROGRESSION Higher Education or Teaching in Further Education.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


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Judith Mullings winner of the Access Award

COURSE: Access Teaching and Combined Studies

Judith, 30, of Brierley Hill, held a number of jobs since school, including four years driving Royal Mail vans. But once she became a parent she developed a desire to teach children. The mum of four bit that bullet, got on an Access course at Dudley College, where she shone, and is now poised to start a primary teaching degree at Newman University. “When my children started going to school it really made me want to go into teaching, although the thought of going to college to study was a bit scary,” said Judith. “Doing work experience during the course made me realise even more that I wanted to be a teacher. I’m looking forward to finishing the university course and I can’t wait to be out there and teaching.” Judith’s children are aged nine, six, five and two, and the youngest will be starting school herself when Judith will be working as a newly qualified teacher. Dudley College’s childcare help for students was a big plus, explained Judith: “I made a great choice in Dudley.They have been brilliant. I didn’t think it would be possible for me to do what I have done. I didn’t know there was that kind of help and support available.” Anne Marie Callaghan, Judith’s tutor at Dudley College, said: “Judith worked extremely hard throughout her Access course and never failed to meet her deadlines, reach excellent standards and help her fellow students along the way. Judith always does more than required and has a genuine intellectual curiosity which takes her to new heights. She has achieved distinctions in all her written assignments – an outstanding result. I have every confidence she will maintain her energy and enthusiasm in her future studies and will make a valuable contribution to the teaching profession for years to come.”

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

STUDENT NAME:


184 HIGHER EDUCATION

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of undergraduates go straight into Employment


To kickstart the career you’re aspiring to, Dudley College’s academic courses offer a great balance of theoretical and practical learning – ideal if you want to work and study at the same time. Most of our Higher Education courses are validated by BTEC (Edexcel) or local universities, so you can gain a nationally recognised, modern qualiďŹ cation which is respected by employers. Our well-equipped study zone is the perfect place for you to learn in comfort and peace. )FYOUACHIEVEAN(.#$QUALIlCATIONYOUCANUSUALLYPROGRESSTOTHESECONDORTHIRDYEAR of a degree, depending on your grades and chosen institution. If you are interested in management or senior technician work, BTEC Higher National CertiďŹ cates and foundation degrees may provide the bridge you need. If you’d like to take up a Higher Education course with Dudley College but do not have the necessary entry qualiďŹ cations, take a look at Access to Higher Education on page 177.

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27%

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Aim for more with our Higher National CertiďŹ cate and diploma courses.

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Art & Design BTEC FOUNDATION DIPLOMA – LEVEL 3/4

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COURSE CONTENT The Foundation course is a highly creative diagnostic course that is designed to help you develop your individuality and aid your progression primarily, but not exclusively, on to Higher Education courses in Art & Design. You will develop a portfolio of work that is appropriate to your future progression aims and specialise in one of ďŹ ve broad pathway areas. s &INEART s $STUDIES s &ASHIONANDTEXTILES s 6ISUALCOMMUNICATION s 0HOTOGRAPHYANDDIGITALMEDIA You will then go on to display your work in a major exhibition at the end of the year. Visits to local and national galleries and museums are planned throughout the course and there are opportunities to go on residential trips. Recent destinations the department has visited have been Madrid, Berlin, Barcelona and New York. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed at three main stages throughout the course using project-based assessment, observation of your skills in practice, seminar presentations and group and one-to-one tutorials.You need to pass each stage of the course in order to progress on to the next level, with the ďŹ nal stage of the course being marked against Level 4 criteria. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will have an interview to which you will need to bring a portfolio of your artwork to and have one of the following: 1 full A Level or 2 AS Levels in an art-related subject OR BTEC National or Extended Diploma in an art-related subject. If you have been out of education for some time, you will need to have a portfolio of work that shows your current skills and ability. Prior to enrolment on this course you will also need to have an initial assessment in English and maths.You will need to achieve English level 2 and maths level 1. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

COLLEGE HONOURS STUDENTS AT CEREMONY We celebrate the success of our undergraduate students with an annual graduation ceremony. Last year saw over 90 students receiving certiďŹ cates in Higher National QualiďŹ cations and Professional QualiďŹ cations. A packed hall was entertained by a Musical Theatre Ensemble, comprising students from various musical theatre courses, who meet to rehearse each week. Principal, Lowell Williams said, “Many of the people graduating have studied PART TIMEALONGSIDETHEIRFULL TIMEWORK or bringing up a family and we must commend them on their commitment. Particularly as successful achievement of a Higher Education qualiďŹ cation can be challenging. Dudley College strives to provide lRST CLASSLEARNINGOPPORTUNITIESFORITS students and this is evident from the calibre of this year’s graduates. I am exceptionally pleased that we are able to share in the recognition of these students at our 2012 graduation ceremony and wish them every success as they progress to employment or Further and Higher Education.â€?

MATERIALS The college will provide basic materials but you will be required to have your own basic kit such as paintbrushes, portfolio and sketchbook. DURATION 1 year. PROGRESSION The Foundation course is the beginning for many careers in the creative industries and previous students have progressed on to a wide range of university courses or have started other training courses or employment. For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363


Business HND DIPLOMA – LEVEL 5

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Mandatory modules: s "USINESSENVIRONMENT s -ANAGINGlNANCIALRESOURCESANDDECISIONS s /RGANISATIONSANDBEHAVIOUR s -ARKETINGPRINCIPLES s !SPECTSOFCONTRACTANDNEGLIGENCEFORBUSINESS s "USINESSDECISIONMAKING s "USINESSSTRATEGY s 2ESEARCHPROJECT

DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION Successful completion provides eligibility to progress to study on the ďŹ nal year of a number of BA Business related degrees. Alternatively, HND students can progress on to a variety of professional courses such as the Diploma in Management. The HND is also accepted by a number of professional bodies as an entrance qualiďŹ cation. For example it can be used to gain exemptions for the CIPS Foundation course.

Option modules including: s )NTERNETE "USINESS s -ANAGINGBUSINESSACTIVITIES s "USINESSETHICS s 3MALLBUSINESSENTERPRISE s (UMANRESOURCEMANAGEMENT s 0ERSONALPROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT s %MPLOYEERELATIONS s -ARKETINGPLANNING To be advised by your tutor. COURSE ASSESSMENT The course will be assessed by a range of methods including assignments, projects, reports, presentations, case studies, practical exercises and examinations. In order to meet employer needs, our courses include practical work which develops and tests the student’s ability to solve problems, both on their own and also by working as members of a team. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to hold one of the following Level 3 qualiďŹ cations: GCE ‘A’ Level (grade E minimum) in Business or other relevant subject area. BTEC National Diploma in Business and Finance or equivalent in an appropriate subject area. Mature students with relevant work experience will be considered following a successful interview. Overseas students with IELTS 5.5 minimum and one GCE A Level or equivalent. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment. MATERIALS

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The course consists of eight mandatory and eight optional modules:

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All reading materials for this course are available from the college library. Additional resources may be identiďŹ ed by subject tutors.

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computing HND – LEVEL 5

REF: 394

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You will study the following core modules: Year 1: s #OMPUTERSYSTEMS s 0ROCEDURALPROGRAMMING s 7EBSITEMANAGEMENT s -ULTIMEDIADESIGNAUTHORING s $ATABASEDESIGNCONCEPTS s $ESIGNSMALLOFlCEORHOMEOFlCENETWORKS s E #OMMERCESKILLSFORBUSINESS s 7EBAPPLICATIONSDEVELOPMENT

Overseas students with IELTS 5.5 minimum together with maths grade C or equivalent plus a Level 3 qualiďŹ cation. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment. MATERIALS Information will be provided by the course tutor at the beginning of the course or at interview. DURATION 2 years.

Year 2: s $IGITALIMAGECREATION s #OMPUTERGAMES s ,!.TECHNOLOGIES s .ETWORKSECURITY s *AVAPROGRAMMING s $ATAANALYSISANDDESIGN s 0ROJECT s %MPLOYABILITYANDPROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT

PROGRESSION The Higher National Diploma (HND) is often accepted as the ďŹ rst two years of a degree and students with suitable grades may use this HND to gain access to the ďŹ nal year of a degree programme.

COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through continual on-course assessment using a variety of formats including formal assignments, tutorial exercises, presentations and module end tests. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have GCSE in English and mathematics Grade C or equivalent together with ONE of the following qualiďŹ cations: 1 GCE A Level plus at least 2 other GCSE passes OR BTEC National CertiďŹ cate or Diploma in Computer Studies or equivalent in an appropriate subject area. Access course – a pass with eight Level 3 Credits in an appropriate subject area. If you have relevant work experience you may be accepted, subject to a satisfactory interview, at the discretion of the college.

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Engineering

(Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic) BTEC HND – LEVEL 5

Fashion & Textiles BTEC HND – LEVEL 5

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CAMPUS CAMPUS COURSE CONTENT This course will prepare you for senior roles in industry ANDORLEADONTOADEGREELEVELPROGRAMMEOFSTUDY During this course you will study from the following modules depending on pathway chosen: Mandatory units: s !NALYTICALTECHNIQUES s %NGINEERINGSCIENCE s %NGINEERINGDESIGN s 0ROJECT s "USINESSANDMANAGEMENTTECHNIQUES s -ECHANICALPRINCIPLES

COURSE CONTENT This course offers you a balance between design, creative exploration and the development of technical skills across fashion and textiles. It covers a wide range of specialist skills from fashion and textile design, creative research and development, observational, technical and life drawing, fashion illustration, concept building, trend forecasting, customer and market proďŹ ling, range planning, pattern cutting, garment and accessory production techniques, printed and constructed textiles, fashion industry and business, cultural and supporting contextual studies, visual communication styles and techniques, colour exploration, fabric and ďŹ bre knowledge and computer-aided design. During this course you will have the opportunity to create your own textile pieces and fashion collections and have the chance to see your work come to life during fashion show productions.

Optional units: s #OMPUTERAIDEDMACHINING s $ESIGNFORMANUFACTURE s 1UALITYASSURANCEANDMANAGEMENT s -ATERIALSENGINEERING s 0ROGRAMMABLELOGICCONTROL0,# s #OMPUTER AIDEDDESIGNMANUFACTURE#!$#!- s %LECTRONICS s -ECHATRONICS s -ANUFACTURINGPROCESSES s #OMBINATIONALANDSEQUENTIALLOGIC s 30#HYDRAULICSANDPNEUMATICS s 0ROJECTMANAGEMENT s (EALTHAND3AFETY Other options available subject to demand. COURSE ASSESSMENT You will be assessed through a range of assignments and end tests. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to hold one of the following qualiďŹ cations in the relevant subject area:

Core studies include: s &ASHIONANDTEXTILEDESIGN s &ASHIONILLUSTRATION s 4EXTILESTECHNIQUESANDPROCESSES s 0ATTERNCUTTINGANDDRAFTING s 'ARMENTCONSTRUCTION s 0ROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENTANDCONTEXTUALSTUDIES COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous assessment of coursework in the ďŹ rst and second years across a range of mandatory and professional specialist units.Year 2 culminates in a major fashion show production and ďŹ nal exhibition. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need a portfolio of work plus one of the following qualiďŹ cations: BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design OR one A Level at grade A – C which should be art-based OR Foundation in Art & Design OR!CCESSTO(%IN!RT$ESIGN OR equivalent experience. Applications from those with alternative qualiďŹ cations or experience are welcome. Portfolios of work will be essential. MATERIALS All reading materials, specialist books, magazines and trend periodicals for this course are available from the college library or the fashion and textiles studios. Students have access to all relevant machinery, up-to-date equipment, the internet and a virtual learning environment which students can access course materials from outside the college.

"4%#.ATIONAL#ERTIlCATE$IPLOMA OR A Level maths, Physics or Technology OR Access to HE in Engineering or Science OR appropriate C&G qualiďŹ cations. DURATION 2 years.

DURATION PROGRESSION

2 years.

This HND is often accepted as the ďŹ rst two years of a degree and if you have suitable grades you may use them to gain access to the ďŹ nal year of a degree programme.

PROGRESSION This HND is often accepted as the ďŹ rst two years of a degree and if you have suitable grades you may use them to gain access to the ďŹ nal year of a degree programme.

For more information log on to www.dudleycol.ac.uk or call the course hotline on 01384 363 363

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The Broadway


Music Production

Musical Theatre

BTEC HND – LEVEL 5

FOUNDATION DEGREE (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON)

REF: 3827

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Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT Classes are a combination of formal lectures, discussion, group work, tutorials and practical workshops. Throughout, THESTUDENTISENCOURAGEDTOUNDERTAKEINDEPENDENTREADING research to supplement and consolidate what has been TAUGHTLEARNEDANDTOBROADENTHEIRUNDERSTANDINGOFTHE subject. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding in the following areas: Mandatory units: s -USICPRODUCTIONTECHNIQUES s -USICANDSOUNDFORMOVINGIMAGE s 3OUNDANDMUSICINDUSTRY s ,IVESOUNDTECHNIQUES s 0OPULARMUSICINPRACTICE COURSE ASSESSMENT Continuous coursework assessment will take place through the course and you will be assessed on practical work in the recording studio. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (one of which should ideally be in music) and appropriate music experience.

CAMPUS Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT This degree course will provide you with practical skills that can be transferred to working in the performing arts industry. In addition, you are taught business and arts management skills in order to create your own performance opportunities.You will also study techniques in dance, vocal studies and drama and combine all three to perform musical theatre material. Modules include: s #ONTEXTUALSTUDIESINMUSICALTHEATRE s 0ERFORMANCESKILLS s -USICALTHEATRESKILLSANDDEVELOPMENT s 0ROFESSIONALPRODUCTIONWORKPLACEMENT s %NTREPRENEURSHIPINTHEPERFORMINGARTSINDUSTRY s 0ERFORMANCEREPERTOIRE COURSE ASSESSMENT Each module contains two assessments, both practical and academic. Modules are worth 20 credits each and 120 credits must be achieved in each academic year in order to apply for a BA (Hons) Degree top up course. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

MATERIALS A set of good quality headphones is essential. DURATION 2 years.

s 5#!3POINTS s #ANDIDATESWILLBEEXPECTEDTOATTENDANINTERVIEWANDAN audition in all three art forms s #ANDIDATESWITHRELEVANTEXPERIENCEANDNOFORMAL qualiďŹ cations will be considered and must be interviewed and auditioned.

PROGRESSION This course will provide sufďŹ cient UCAS points for study in Higher Education. A BSC or BA in Music Technology would provide suitable progression. Alternatively, a career in the industry may be pursued.

APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE MADE THROUGH THE UCAS SYSTEM. DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION Graduates will be offered the opportunity to apply for a third year of study to transfer the Foundation Degree to a BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre. Graduates may also wish to seek work or create their own business opportunities in the performing arts industry.

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Public services BTEC HNC/D – LEVEL 4/5

REF: 3675

Dudley Evolve

A BTEC Level 3 qualiďŹ cation in Public Services, a GCE Advanced Level proďŹ le which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This proďŹ le is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* – C.

COURSE CONTENT Mandatory core units – all seven units must be taken: s 3MALL SCALERESEARCHPROJECTSINPUBLICSERVICES s /RGANISATIONSANDBEHAVIOUR s &AIRTREATMENTINPUBLICSERVICES s -ANAGINGPUBLICSECTORlNANCE s 'OVERNMENT DECISION MAKINGANDTHEPUBLICSERVICES s 2ESEARCHPROJECT s 0ERSONALANDPROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT Specialist units to be determined by tutor: s 0SYCHOLOGYOFHUMANANDCRIMINALBEHAVIOUR s 3OCIOLOGICALASPECTSOFTHEPUBLICSERVICESIN contemporary society s (UMANRESOURCESINTHEPUBLICSERVICES s -ANAGINGSTRESSINPUBLICSERVICES s (EALTHAND3AFETYMANAGEMENTINPUBLICSERVICES s 4HEGLOBALENVIRONMENT s *USTICEANDPUNISHMENT s #RIMEREDUCTIONANDCOMMUNITYSAFETY s 4ECHNOLOGYANDPUBLICSERVICES s %MERGENCYPLANNINGANDTHEPUBLICSERVICES s 0UBLICSERVICEACTIVITYMANAGEMENT s 0ERSONALOUTDOORSKILLS s 0UBLICSERVICESHERITAGEMANAGEMENT s %MPLOYABILITYSKILLS s 0ROJECTDESIGN IMPLEMENTATIONANDEVALUATION s 7ORK BASEDEXPERIENCE

s /THERRELATED,EVELQUALIlCATIONS s !N!CCESSTO(IGHER%DUCATION#ERTIlCATEAWARDEDBY an approved further education institution s 2ELATEDWORKEXPERIENCE MATERIALS s s s s

3TATIONERY 4RAVEL 2ESIDENTIALACTIVITIES $RESSCODEIFDESIRED

DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION Entry into the uniformed services. Fast track promotion within the Police. OfďŹ cer entrant in the armed forces. University to complete a full degree.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND programme must contain a minimum of 125 credits at Level 5. COURSE ASSESSMENT Through a portfolio of evidence which includes: s 7RITTENREPORTS s 6ERBALAND0OWER0OINTPRESENTATIONS s $ISCUSSIONSANDDEBATE s 7EB BASEDASSESSMENT s 0RACTICALAPPLICATIONANDPERFORMANCE s 0HOTOGRAPHICEVIDENCE s 7ITNESSTESTIMONY s !CCESSTOPRIORLEARNING

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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Sport & exercise sciences HND – LEVEL 5

REF: 3761

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CAMPUS Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT

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Classes are a combination of formal lectures, discussion, group work, tutorials and practical workshops. Throughout THESTUDENTISENCOURAGEDTOUNDERTAKEINDEPENDENTREADING research to supplement and consolidate what has been TAUGHTLEARNEDANDTOBROADENTHEIRUNDERSTANDINGOFTHE subject. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding in the following areas: Mandatory modules: s !NATOMYFORSPORTSANDEXERCISESCIENCE s 3PORTSPSYCHOLOGY s 2ESEARCHMETHODSFORSPORTSSCIENCES s "IOMECHANICSFORSPORTSSCIENCES s 2ESEARCHPROJECT(IGHERWEIGHTEDUNIT s 4RAININGANDlTNESSFORSPORTSSCIENCE Optional modules include: s .UTRITIONFORSPORTANDEXERCISE s &IELDBASEDTESTINGFORSPORT s 4ODEVELOPANDENHANCELIFELONGLEARNINGSKILLS s 0HYSICALACTIVITY HEALTHANDWELLBEING s 7ORK BASEDEXPERIENCE s )NJURYPREVENTIONANDTREATMENTINSPORTANDEXERCISE s 3PORTSCOACHING s !NALYSISFORSPORT s 3KILLACQUISITION s "IOCHEMISTRYFOREXERCISE

Students are encouraged to develop a range of transferable skills including: s s s s s s

3ELF MANAGEMENTANDDEVELOPMENT -ANAGEGROUPDYNAMICSANDTEAMWORK #OMMUNICATEANDPRESENTTODIFFERENTAUDIENCES -ANAGETASKSANDSOLVEPROBLEMS -ATHSAND%NGLISHSKILLS !PPLYDESIGNANDCREATIVITY

The variety of assessment methods used are designed to place emphasis on the student’s ability to demonstrate the following cognitive skills: s s s s

2EASONCRITICALLY )DENTIFYANDSOLVEPROBLEMS !NALYSEANDINTERPRET !PPLICATIONOFTHEORETICALCONCEPTS

The student is required to demonstrate these skills a number of times throughout the programme either individually or collectively. Students need to be aware that the development of these skills will be beneďŹ cial in terms of achieving merit and distinction grades in other modules studied. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to hold one of the following Level 3 qualiďŹ cations: GCE A Level (grade E minimum) in Sport or other relevant subject area. BTEC National Diploma in Sport or equivalent in an appropriate subject area.

A variety of teaching methods are included aimed at developing the student’s cognitive skills, particularly discussions and group work. Many group exercises involve problem solving techniques and the application of theoretical work covered in formal lectures.

Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment.

*Optional modules subject to change.

MATERIALS

COURSE ASSESSMENT

You will be required to wear sports kit for practical elements of this course.

Testing the student’s knowledge together with the application of that knowledge is through a combination of assessment methods, including essays and reports, presentations, tutorial exercises and group work. Some practical is included as speciďŹ ed in some units and help the student develop kinaesthetic skills.

DURATION 2 years. PROGRESSION You will be given advice on how to top up to a full degree qualiďŹ cation.You will be offered support in progression into employment should that be the route you choose.

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travel & tourism management HND – LEVEL 5

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Dudley Evolve COURSE CONTENT

s s s s

2EASONCRITICALLY )DENTIFYANDSOLVEPROBLEMS !NALYSEANDINTERPRET !PPLICATIONOFTHEORETICALCONCEPTS

The student is required to demonstrate these skills a number of times throughout the programme either individually or collectively. Students need to be aware that the development of these skills will be beneďŹ cial in terms of achieving merit and distinction grades in other modules studied. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to hold one of the following Level 3 qualiďŹ cations: GCE A Level (grade E minimum) in relevant subject area. BTEC National Diploma in Travel & Tourism or equivalent in an appropriate subject area. Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an INITIALASSESSMENTIN%NGLISHANDORMATHS4HISWILLENSURE that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need. You will be contacted and given a date to come in to do your assessment. MATERIALS Students will need to supply appropriate clothing.

The exact choice of units on offer will be discussed at interview.

DURATION

COURSE ASSESSMENT

PROGRESSION

Testing the student’s knowledge together with the application of that knowledge is through a combination of assessment methods, including essays and reports, presentations, tutorial exercises and group work. Some practical is included as speciďŹ ed in some units and help the student develop kinaesthetic skills.

Progression into a management role in the industry or a top-up degree in a related subject.

2 years.

Students are encouraged to develop a range of transferable skills including: s s s s s s

3ELF MANAGEMENTANDDEVELOPMENT -ANAGEGROUPDYNAMICSANDTEAMWORK #OMMUNICATEANDPRESENTTODIFFERENTAUDIENCES -ANAGETASKSANDSOLVEPROBLEMS -ATHSAND%NGLISHSKILLS !PPLYDESIGNANDCREATIVITY

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The course will consist of 16 units taken from: s 4HETRAVELANDTOURISMSECTOR s &INANCEANDFUNDINGINTHETRAVELANDTOURISMSECTOR s 4HEDEVELOPINGMANAGER s 2ESEARCHPROJECT s -ARKETINGINTRAVELANDTOURISM s #ONTEMPORARYISSUESINTRAVELANDTOURISM s 3USTAINABLETOURISMDEVELOPMENT s ,EGISLATIONANDETHICSINTHETRAVELANDTOURISMSECTOR s 4OURISTDESTINATIONS s "USINESSHEALTHCHECK s 4RAVELANDTOURISMENTREPRENEURS s (OSPITALITYPROVISIONINTHETRAVELANDTOURISMSECTOR s 3PECIALINTERESTTOURISM s 4OUROPERATIONSMANAGEMENT s 2ESORTMANAGEMENT s 0ASSENGERTRANSPORTOPERATIONS s 7ORK BASEDEXPERIENCE s (UMANRESOURCEMANAGEMENTFORSERVICEINDUSTRIES s (ERITAGEANDCULTURALTOURISMMANAGEMENT s 6ISITORATTRACTIONMANAGEMENT s )NCOMINGANDDOMESTICTOURISM s 0UBLICRELATIONSANDPROMOTIONSINTRAVELANDTOURISM s 0ERSONALANDPROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT s %MPLOYABILITYSKILLS

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The variety of assessment methods used are designed to place emphasis on the student’s ability to demonstrate the following cognitive skills:

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terms & conditions DISABILITY STATEMENT

194 TERMS & CONDITIONS

We have an open and welcoming policy towards all applicants and students who may have a physical disability, learning difďŹ culty or developmental disability. We recognise the rights of all students to have equal access to facilities and services, as well as to be treated fairly, regardless of disability or learning difďŹ culty. We seek to encourage, support and enhance the experience of students with disabilities. We are committed to continuous quality improvement and have an on-going programme of works in order to further improve access for people with disabilities. The college continuously reviews its provision for students with disability or learning difďŹ culties through its self-assessment processes. For further information please visit www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact the Assistant Director of Learning, Foundation Studies Learning Support & Welfare on 01384 363 279.

NO SMOKING Dudley College supports the legislation which bans smoking in public places. It is an offence to smoke on all college premises or grounds other than in designated smoking areas. Dudley College supports a completely smoke-free and healthy environment.

COSTS FULL-TIME TUITION FEES All college courses attract course fees, however full-time courses for 16-18 year olds are FREE as they are fully subsidised by the Education Funding Agency (EFA). Students aged 19+ are expected to pay tuition fees for these courses plus examination fees. Reduced fees are available for 19+ students on income based beneďŹ ts and for some programmes that meet Government priorities. Please contact the advice and enrolment team on 01384 363 363 for further information. If you are retaking a subject(s) then you will, if you receive no further tuition, only be asked to pay the examination fees. Full-time 16-18 students will not have to pay any costs involved with completing their qualiďŹ cation, however there may be some optional costs that we believe would add value to your education experience (e.g. speciďŹ c equipment). Financial assistance may be available to help you with these optional costs. See speciďŹ c course information for details. APPRENTICESHIP TUITION FEES All training and assessment included in an Apprenticeship framework is FREE to eligible students 16-18 years as the costs are paid for by the Education Funding Agency (EFA). If you or your employer wish to include an additional course into your Individual Learning Plan (ILP), there will be a charge for this course. For students aged 19+ registration and certiďŹ cation fees will apply, please contact the Apprenticeship team on 01384 363 314 for further details.

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The Broadway – The Broadway, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4AS Dudley Evolve – Tower Street, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1AF Dudley Aspire – The Broadway, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4AR Dudley Sixth – Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1HL Priory Villa – Priory Road, Dudley Enhance – Priory Road, Dudley Dudley Advance – Priory Road, Dudley Motor Vehicle Centre – Wolverhampton Street, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 3AH Mons Hill – 111 Wrens Hill Road, Wrens Nest Estate, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 3SB


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