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DEGREES ON YOUR DOORSTEP

20182019 www.uos.ac.uk www.eastcoast.ac.uk


AN INVESTMENT IN KNOWLEDGE PAYS THE BEST INTEREST Benjamin Franklin

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Welcome to the University of Suffolk at East Coast College I am delighted to be introducing our degree and advanced level learning prospectus. Our focus is on helping you develop your passions into fulfilling and rewarding professions. At East Coast College you will be guided and supported in terms of your personal and professional development and progression. We offer a range of Access courses with clear progressions to degrees. All of our degrees are validated by, and awards of, the University of Suffolk. In addition we will help you achieve your Happy Balance and enable you to nurture your wellbeing which in turn will improve your focus and resilience in order to get the most from your studies. For those of you that are working and seeking to develop your professional skills or would like to undertake a recreational short course you can also explore our many and varied short courses, details of which are on our website. When deciding to undertake further study there are a number of things you should consider: Does the course I choose get me a step closer to career or personal development objective? Will I still find this course exciting in a few months’ time? Will I have fun, develop my own sense of wellbeing and enjoy new experiences? Does this course provide new connections and opportunities for me to broaden my networks? Are the college facilities up to scratch – what benefits does the college offer? At East Coast College we can answer all of these tough questions. With links to hundreds of employers, refurbished campuses at Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, access to fantastic sport and wellbeing facilities and unrivalled student satisfaction it’s a great time to join our College. So read through our prospectus, visit our wonderful facilities, meet our industry professional tutors and apply to turn your passion into your profession. Stuart Rimmer Chief Executive Officer & Principal

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CONTENTS 7

Why choose the University of Suffolk at East Coast College?

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Levels of study

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University of Suffolk at East Coast College

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Degree courses

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Applying for your degree

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Financing your degree

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Access your degree

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Access courses

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Apprenticeships

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Higher Apprenticeships

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Finance for Access courses

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Applying for an Access course


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WHY CHOOSE THE UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLK AT EAST COAST COLLEGE? • • • • •

Cutting edge campuses Smaller class sizes Easy access to tutors Sector experienced tutors Excellent links to employers and work prospects • Excellent student satisfaction

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LEVELS OF STUDY


Integrated Master’s Degree, Level 7 Award, Level 7 Certificate, Level 7 Diploma, Level 7 NVQ, Master’s Degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Postgraduate Diploma

Degree Apprenticeship, Degree with Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Level 6 Award, Level 6 Certificate, Level 6 Diploma, Level 6 NVQ

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE), Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma (HND), Level 5 Award, Level 5 Certificate, Level 5 Diploma, Level 5 NVQ, Degree Apprenticeship

Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), Higher Apprenticeship, Higher National Certificate (HNC), Level 4 Award, Level 4 Certificate, Level 4 Diploma, Level 4 NVQ

Higher education level

LEVEL 7

LEVEL 6

LEVEL 5

LEVEL 4

LEVEL 3

Access to Higher Education Diploma, Extended BTEC National Diploma, A’ Levels

Further education level

The courses listed are indicative and may not be available at East Coast College or University of Suffolk at East Coast College.

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UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLK AT EAST COAST COLLEGE 10

We have two campuses based in the lively coastal towns of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth offering a growing range of Foundation and Honours degrees validated by, and awards of, the University of Suffolk. The majority of our degree courses are led by lecturers who are active in their specialist fields with established, close links to employers and the local community, providing our students with up to date, relevant projects and work placement opportunities. Both campuses have undergone recent, substantial capital investment and boast modern study and leisure facilities, industry-standard equipment and dedicated undergraduate resources. What’s more, you will have access to some of the best leisure recreational facilities around. The towns are home to established oil, gas and energy sectors and offer a host of business, creative and tourism opportunities. The college is an internationally renowned centre of excellence in engineering, offshore and related maritime safety and logistics. Students at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College benefit from smaller class sizes and unrivalled access to tutors and support. Students that elect to study at East Coast College consistently tell us they made the right choice.


Great Yarmouth

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Graduates earn, on average, ÂŁ160k more, over their working life* *Department BIS RN 146

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DEGREES

14 Applied Care Practice

35 Mechanical Engineering

15 Applied Psychology

37 Operations Engineering

16 Arts Practice

38 Person Centred Counselling

18 Business Management 20 Children’s Care, Learning and Development

40 Professional Studies 42 Practical Life Sciences

23 Commercial Arts Practice

43 Social Care Practice

24 Computer Technologies (Software Development)

44 Social Science

28 Design 29 Early Years Practice 30 Fashion and Textiles 32 General Engineering 34 Inclusive Practice and Integrated Working

45 Sport, Health and Exercise 46 Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice

49 Visual Media Production

51 Wildlife Conservation and Animal Management

www.uos.ac.uk/courses

Where a course is indicated as being subject to validation, this means the course is in development and the details of the course are in the process of being approved by the University.

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APPLIED CARE PRACTICE BA (Hons) (Progression Route)

The BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice Progression Route can be taken in one of three pathways; Adult; Early Years or Children and Young People. It is relevant to practitioners and those who manage provision in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The applied nature of the degree provides theoretical knowledge along with practical application related to social care in contemporary society. During this programme students will develop their understanding of practice and service provision in more specialised areas and will carry out in-depth examinations of theories and research with emphasis upon critical evaluation of both theory and professional practice. Students start by examining current issues, policies and debates in social policy and the care sector, including diversity, race, class, gender, sexuality, age and disability and an analysis of the approach to providing welfare services throughout the lifespan. Next the focus will be on a critical understanding of approaches that try to chart the life-course via stages or phases. Cultural and gender factors will be explored and links made with how services are shaped. The sharing of practice experiences will be invaluable during the development of the portfolio and research project modules, where it is expected the students will focus on their individual working environments and pathways.

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Location Great Yarmouth Duration One year full-time UCAS code Adult (Progression Route) L502 Children and Young People (Progression Route) L503 Early Years (Progression Route) L504 Typical offer Level 5 in an appropriate subject, such as FdA Social Care Practice, Early Years Practice, CCLD, Dip HE, or HND Related FdA Early Years Practice See page 29 FdA Social Care Practice See page 43


APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY BSc (Hons)

Are you interested in how children learn, offending behaviour, mental health, and want to gain an understanding of the processes and mechanisms that underpin human behaviour and experience? The BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology is designed to help students develop an understanding of the theories that inform care and education service provision and will enhance their practice and career progression. The course is aimed at those with an interest in human development and behaviour, and who may be working in settings where they support children and/or adults.

Location Great Yarmouth Duration Three years full-time UCAS code C800 Typical offer 112 UCAS points, BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

Students learn to investigate questions, exploring contemporary issues centred on people’s lives. They acquire the skills necessary to apply theory and research to the real world, giving them the context needed to put their skills to use in the workplace. Students are required to attend one day per week during term time with additional learning activities provided online. Modules include: human development; the biological bases of behaviour; cognitive psychology; psychological research; early social and emotional development; clinical approaches to psychological disorders; social psychology and individual difference; counselling psychology; mental health and wellbeing; health psychology; and forensic psychology.

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ARTS PRACTICE BA (Hons) (Progression Route)

This course has been developed to provide an arts-based progression route to Honours level for those who have completed a Foundation degree (or equivalent). BA (Hons) Arts Practice was developed in response to demand for an arts alternative to the very successful BA (Hons) Professional Studies. It seeks to engender a creative mix of artists and art forms and encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas and projects. This one year full-time course provides the opportunity for further exploration of an art form which would have been previously studied at Foundation degree level. Whether this is mediabased, music, graphics, fashion, photography, fine art or other form, the structure of this programme blends practical, exhibition/project work with the in-depth study of contextual issues associated with Honours level work.

Location Great Yarmouth Duration One year full-time UCAS code W901 Typical offer A Foundation degree, (or equivalent)

Related FdA Commercial Arts Practice See page 23 FdA Fashion and Textiles See page 30 FdA Visual Media Production See page 49

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FdA

The combination of learning in both the classroom and the work place is designed to ensure that the acquisition and application of management skills is at the centre of this course. Lecturers are committed to supporting students through a varied programme of learning activities. Students are also helped in the development of skills identified as essential for success in the modern business environment. This course integrates classroom and workbased learning. Assessments rely heavily on the application of understanding and skills in a work context. Part-time students are likely to be employed in an appropriate business sector. Full-time students are expected to find a suitable work placement, and assistance is available for this. This course helps individuals working in the business sector to gain promotion and become confident with the decisions they make in the work place. Core knowledge and understanding is mainly acquired via lectures and seminars and directed independent study. The latter will normally make specific use of individually accessed key texts for that module as well as lecturer-designed course materials (booklet and/or web). Use will also be made of a range of accessible supplementary texts, articles, reports and other designated sources. Hands on experience in computer-based workshops plays an important part in developing knowledge and understanding for a range of business and managerial functions. Similar active learning opportunities are also provided within a broad range of non-computer based seminars and workshops. Team teaching in core modules will be used to support the multi-disciplinary delivery of the programme, wherever appropriate. Outside speakers are invited from the business environment to provide active case studies and to discuss their experience with students.

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Location Great Yarmouth Duration Two years full-time or three years part-time UCAS code N101 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) Related BA(Hons) Professional Studies See page 40


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CHILDREN’S CARE, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT FdA BA (Hons) (Progression Route)

The Foundation degree in Children’s Care Learning and Development is an exciting programme enabling those working in early years to gain graduate status.

Location Lowestoft

The course is suitable as a pathway to primary school teaching (you must also achieve GCSE maths, English and science). We welcome applications from those working within the childcare sector.

Duration Two years full-time or three years part-time

As these are employment-based learning courses, students will require the support of their employer to successfully complete the qualification. Students need a mentor in the workplace to support them with their studies. These courses emphasise multi-agency working, helping to create a workforce committed to joint working and improving standards of care for children. For those students who successfully complete the Foundation degree, and who are interested in progressing their studies within the field of children’s care and learning they can continue on to the BA (Hons) Children’s Care Learning and Development. We welcome applications from any student who has achieved 240 credits in higher education (120 credits at level 5) e.g. A Foundation degree related to early years practice. Students study early intervention, child health and professional practice alongside their dissertation study. Topics offered for dissertation last year included identification of gifted and talented children, the value of home visiting in transitions and whether the school starting age is too young.

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FdA

UCAS code X315 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points, CDD (A Level), MMP (BTEC) BA (Hons) Progression Route Duration One year full-time or two years part-time UCAS code X314 Typical offer A Foundation degree (or equivalent)


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COMMERCIAL ARTS PRACTICE FdA

The course is designed in partnership with local employers to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to their future employment. Students will be prepared for the world of work and able to apply the right skills immediately. Project briefs will make clear the industrial requirements and restrictions including a fixed deadline and will often be live assignments and competitions set by related companies and individuals. Students who successfully complete this course have the opportunity to progress to BA (Hons) Arts Practice. Alternatively employment opportunities exist within the regional and national arts sector including graphic design, advertising, gallery management, photography, illustration as well as freelance opportunities and independent artistic and craft pursuits. Assessment for this course is through essays/ written work, portfolio production, student activity logs, exhibitions, course work and other assignments.

Location Great Yarmouth Duration Two years full-time UCAS code WW12 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) Related BA (Hons) Arts Practice See page 16

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COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES (SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT)

FdSc* BSc (Hons) (Progression Route)* This course offers specific background and develops the skills necessary for the world of contemporary computing, as well as the applications that all organisations employ. Students get involved in a range of activities including setting up and exploiting web applications and mobile technologies, exploring the architecture of computer systems and the human-computer interactions, developing skills in IT project management, understanding programming as well as examining contemporary programming languages in detail and building their academic skills through research projects. This course helps students develop vocationally related technical skills and abilities, along with academic insight and understanding. It is designed to reflect contemporary computing practice.

Location Great Yarmouth

Assessment is through a variety of methods including examinations, assignments, group projects, presentations. Assessment will normally focus on practical as well as academic abilities. These courses provide students with relevant and up-to-date skills required to enter the IT professions.

Duration One year full-time

The BSc (Hons) Computer Technologies (Software Development) course provides a one year progression route to an honours degree for students who have studied a foundation degree in computing. Covering key advanced topics such as software research and development, mobile computing, security principles and web scripting, the course equips students for a career in the computing industry. The course includes a project module that provides the student with an opportunity to specialise in an aspect of computing that is of particular interest to the individual. Assessment will normally focus on practical as well as academic abilities. Almost every organisation requires Computing forms and when you graduate from our course you will have the up to date skills to enter the IT professions and a wide range of industries.

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FdSc Duration Two years full-time UCAS code G500 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), BB (A-Level), DM (BTEC) BSc (Hons) Progression Route

UCAS code G402 Typical offer A Foundation degree (or equivalent)

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DESIGN BA (Hons)

Students on the course have a strong record of winning national competitions and gaining meaningful employment upon graduation. Past students have progressed to employment in graphic / textile design studios, advertising agencies, publishers, teaching, arts administration, fashion and interior accessories, textiles, furniture and ceramic design. Others have set up their own studios and worked on a freelance or self employed basis. Students have also progressed to postgraduate level at a number of institutions including the Royal College of Art. Assessments on this course will be varied, to enable you to experience and adapt to different assessment styles. These can take the form of presentations, group critique, peer review and self-assessment. This course is for the student who is looking for a multi-disciplinary and experimental approach to design problems that will inform and enrich their chosen specialist area in ceramics, graphics, 3 dimensional design or textiles.

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Location Lowestoft Duration Three years full-time UCAS code WW27 Typical offer 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)


EARLY YEARS PRACTICE FdA

The underlying theme of the course is based on an informed approach to the academic study of early childhood and focuses on facilitating professional development through reflection. Each module will develop the students ability to explore, discuss, analyse, evaluate and develop their practice with regard to theory, research, policy and recognised good practice. We welcome applications from those working within the childcare sector. The course is suitable for those wishing to enhance their career prospects and also as a pathway to primary school teaching and to Early Years Professional Status. This course provides students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of theoretical ideas associated with the care, learning and development of young children. It develops the values and beliefs necessary for those working with children with essential knowledge and understanding of regulatory and legislative frameworks. As an employment-based learning course, students will require the support of their employer to successfully complete the qualification. Learners will also need to identify a workplace mentor who will provide professional support, guidance and advice and be a critical friend where appropriate. Where possible, the mentor will be based in the Early Years setting,working at a senior level and may be asked to authenticate/verify the work-based elements of the programme.

Location Great Yarmouth Duration Two years full-time or four years part-time UCAS code X313 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC). Related BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice See page 14

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FASHION AND TEXTILES FdA

Well-equipped studio spaces and professional expertise give students the opportunity to develop creative and practical abilities within the field. Regular visits are organised to museums, galleries and fashion trade events and have included Premier Vision in Paris and Printsource in New York, as well as visits to other European cities. Research can be undertaken using the excellent library with subscriptions to trade publications, online facilities and the networked learning environment. Live projects are set by specialists, and work placements must be undertaken. Students are expected to enter design competitions. Graduates will have the skills to set up their own business, work freelance or gain employment through their work experience. Students can progress on to our BA (Hons) Arts Practice (Progression Year).

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Location Great Yarmouth Duration Two years full-time UCAS code W230 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) Related BA (Hons) Arts Practice See page 16


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GENERAL ENGINEERING HNC HND

The Higher National Certificate in General Engineering is offered as a full-time, one year or one and a half years part-time day-release programme. The part time course is structured to enable students to fit coursework around their work commitments. The units studied have been selected in association with local employers in a variety of industries, aiming to satisfy their future needs. The qualification aims to develop knowledge and skills in engineering that will allow graduates to make positive contributions to employers as fast as possible and so progress in a career. On completion of the course students can progress onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) in General Engineering. Assessment uses a variety of methods, including reports, assignments and presentations, where practical these are electronically submitted. The Higher National Diploma (HND) in General Engineering is offered as a full-time, one year or one and a half years part-time day-release programme. The part time course is structured to enable students to fit coursework around their work commitments. To enrol on the HND you must have completed a relevant Higher National Certificate (HNC). The department has access to Solidworks and Autocad software, hydraulic and pneumatic simulation is carried out using Automation Studio, electronic simulation uses Multisim, in a 20 seat technical suite. The faculty has a dedicated electronics laboratory, a machine shop and prototyping cnc machine tools. There may be additional costs for projects. The HNC and HND are awarded by Pearson.

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Location Great Yarmouth HNC Duration One year full-time or one and a half years part-time UCAS code H100 Typical offer 60 UCAS tariff points or above (or the equivalent) HND Duration One year full time or one and a half years part-time UCAS code H101 Typical offer Successful completion of a relevant HNC


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INCLUSIVE PRACTICE AND INTEGRATED WORKING BA (Hons) (Progression Route)

This innovative course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of all those from different backgrounds to develop the skills and understanding of working inclusively so they can work really effectively to achieve these improvements. As the course integrates classroom and workbased learning, it is essential that students have access to a work base. There are various different forms of assessment including essays, case studies, reports, presentations and project work. Throughout the course, students will be given regular opportunities to discuss their ideas and gain constructive feedback from staff so they can make good progress. The course will provide students with greater opportunities within their current workplace and enable them to progress into further professional training if they so wish. There are a range of job roles that this course prepares students for such as working as a lead professional, as a family support worker or as a learning mentor.

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Location Lowestoft Duration One year full-time or two years part-time UCAS code X163 Typical offer A Foundation degree (or equivalent)


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HND

The units studied have been selected in association with local employers in a variety of industries, aiming to satisfy their future needs. The qualifications aim to develop knowledge and skills in engineering that will allow graduates to make positive contributions to employers as fast as possible and so progress in a career. Assessment uses a variety of methods, including reports, assignments and presentations, where practical these are electronically submitted. Following completion of the HND students can progress onto a Foundation degree, an Honours degree or further professional qualifications. The Department has access to Solidworks and Autocad software, hydraulic and pneumatic simulation is carried out using Automation Studio, electronic simulation uses Multisim, in a 20 seat technical suite. The Faculty has a dedicated electronics laboratory, a machine shop and prototyping cnc machine tools. There may be additional costs for projects, though university allocated projects will be financed by the University of Suffolk at East Coast College.

Location Great Yarmouth Duration One year full-time or two years part-time UCAS code H302 Typical offer Successful completion of a relevant HNC

The HND is awarded by Pearson.

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OPERATIONS ENGINEERING HNC FdSc BEng (Hons) (Progression Route) The HNC in Operations Engineering involves the student in units across both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering disciplines. This helps to prepare the student for the multi-disciplined approach to engineering in modern industry. Many students gain employment in Engineering upon successful completion of this course, as a result of a high level of employer engagement as part of the course. The HNC provides students with opportunity to study to a level suitable for the first level of Engineering Management, Project Engineers and Project Management. The Foundation degree in Operations Engineering is an exciting programme offering a degree level qualification to engineers from a wide range of backgrounds. The variety and complexity of modern equipment requires process and maintenance engineers to possess relevant multidisciplinary skills in order to analyse and specify faults and effect the relevant action. The course welcomes applicants form a wide range of engineering backgrounds as the course modules cover a wide range of both mechanical and electrical disciplines. The BEng (Hons) (Progression Route) Operations Engineering will provide students with technical engineering discipline knowledge and skills, allowing them to understand engineering principles that underpin the design and operation of plant engineering systems and equipment. Students will gain knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles in their field of study and the way in which those principles have developed. Students acquire skills in analytical methods, plant and process principles, project management, engineering science and programmable logic controllers. The HNC is awarded by Pearson.

Location Lowestoft HNC Duration One year full-time or two years part-time UCAS code O91H Typical offer 60 UCAS tariff points (or above), CC (A-Level), MM (BTEC) FdSc Duration Two years full-time or three years part-time UCAS code H190 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), BB (A-Level), DM (BTEC) BEng (Hons) Progression Route Duration One year full-time or two years part-time UCAS code H191 Typical offer A Foundation degree (or equivalent)

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PERSON-CENTRED COUNSELLING BA (Hons)

This course is delivered by experienced, practising person-centred counsellors and offers a wide range of learning experiences including experiential, theoretical, placements, group and individual work. There is a high level of individual tutor support and assessments are varied. The course offers opportunities for personal development and is designed and implemented in accord with British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) requirements, supporting students in acquiring the supervised placement hours required towards BACP accreditation. Students will find there is a high level of individual tutor support and assessments are varied.

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Location Great Yarmouth Duration Three years full-time UCAS code B942 BA/PcC Typical offer 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Applicants may be required to complete the equivalent of a two year certificate course in counselling or counselling skills, and will normally be age 21 or over at the start of the course.


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PROFESSIONAL STUDIES BA (Hons) (Progression Route)

The course focuses on management and professional issues that relate directly to the student’s vocational specialism and employment. Students are encouraged to embrace the challenge of exploring new theoretical and practical ideas, applying them to real situations. The course aims to: •

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Provide articulated progression from level 5 study to Honours level and to facilitate progression to further HE study at postgraduate level; Place emphasis on autonomy and independent, self-directed learning appropriate to Honours level and beyond Provide opportunities for the application of knowledge, skills and understanding within appropriate Honours level assessment activities (e.g. dissertations, projects, critiques etc); Develop the students’ presentational and communication skills, whether oral, written or through electronic media to professional standards Encourage self-reflection and selfcriticism, contextualised to own learning, performance and coursework; Provide a factual or knowledge base with the emphasis on more complex/ unpredictable aspects of the chosen subject; Equip students to discuss aspects of their subject/profession with confidence and to enable them to appreciate where multiple solutions or ambiguity exist; Provide appropriate blended learning via formal lectures, group work, one-toone tutorial support, peer support and sustained self-directed learning

Emphasis is placed on students applying and demonstrating their learning in the work place via a variety of methods, including group projects, presentations and the analysis of case studies and written assignments. A key part of assessment at Honours level is the undergraduate dissertation which is an extended piece of written work (usually 10,000 words) on a negotiated topic, or equivalent work-based project.

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Location Great Yarmouth Duration One year full-time or two years part-time UCAS code Y004 Typical offer A Foundation degree (or equivalent). A 60 credit bridging programme is available for entrants with an HND (these credits may be achieved through Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) process).

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PRACTICAL LIFE SCIENCES FdSc*

The FdSc Practical Life Sciences contains a balance of the knowledge requirements, along with the practical skill development, for students to progress to work in the biological science industry at laboratory assistant/associate level (or equivalent). The course provides a starting subject base in the area of biological sciences for students wanting to progress to a full Honours degree in a biological science subject. The course is ideal for students wanting to progress into a science industry career and also those already employed in a biological scientist role wanting further training and development. Biological scientists can be employed in a variety of technical roles, such as veterinary and biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis, research and development, or environmental impact analysis.

Location Great Yarmouth Duration Two years full-time or three years part-time UCAS code C100 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

All students are encouraged to complete a work experience placement (if they are not currently employed in a relevant role). *Subject to validation

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SOCIAL CARE PRACTICE FdA

The course is classed as full-time but is delivered on a part-time attendance basis (one day per week), allowing students to combine studying with employment and studies through the virtual learning environment. The course has been developed in liaison with employers and employees in the social care sector and has been tailored to meet the specific training requirements of the sector. Graduates are likely to have increased job satisfaction and better career prospects. This course offers a new route into and through higher education. On completion of the course graduates can progress to an appropriate progression route, such as our BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice (Progression Route).

Location Great Yarmouth Duration Two years full-time, attendance at the College is one day per week UCAS code L500 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).

Related BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice See page 14

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SOCIAL SCIENCE BA (Hons)

The BA (Hons) Social Science could open up career opportunities in education, the health professions, law, social services, national and international voluntary and campaigning organisations, the media, public relations, public service organisations and government (national and local), the criminal justice system and social welfare organisations. The course offers a flexible route within higher education for people with varying levels of experience and will enable you to develop your skills of writing, analysis, critical thinking, presentation and teamwork and apply them to contemporary issues and problems in the real world. You will be assessed by a variety of coursework assignments.

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Location Lowestoft Duration Three years full-time or up to six years part-time UCAS code L990 Typical offer 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)


SPORT, HEALTH AND EXERCISE FdSc BSc (Hons) (Progression Route)

The course has been set up in response to skills shortages in the sports industry. It has been designed after lengthy talks with employers, including health organisations and gyms, about the needs of the industry and the health needs of the population. You will develop a range of transferable skills that employers look for such as producing a range of documents, analysing and synthesising information, working effectively within a team, managing your own learning and workload, solving problems and critically reflecting on your own and others work. Graduates have gone onto work as exercise referral specialists, personal trainers, sports therapists, sports coaches and teacher. (Some of these careers require additional study.) The progression year allows holders of appropriate Foundation degree to achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree. Students continue to apply the themes of developing transferable skills and academic knowledge whilst demonstrating greater levels of autonomy. The course offers innovative and varied modules including: physical performance science; functional movement education; wider determinants of health; sustainable professional practice and a dissertation.

Location Great Yarmouth FdSc Duration Two years full-time UCAS code CL65 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) BSc (Hons) Progression Route Duration One year full-time UCAS code C640 Typical offer A Foundation degree (or equivalent)

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SUPPORTING INCLUSIVE LEARNING AND PRACTICE FdA

These degrees are designed for people working or volunteering in public service sectors, particularly those in education or public caring services. They will develop and extend the knowledge and skills required to work inclusively and collaboratively in multi-agency teams. As a result of these courses individuals are more likely to progress within their current roles as they develop their interpersonal skills and engage more successfully with others from wide-ranging backgrounds. The courses integrate classroom and work based learning, therefore access to an appropriate workplace is essential. Assessment is by essays, case studies, reports, presentations and project work. Students completing the Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice can progress to the BA (Hons) in Inclusive Practice and Integrated Working to stretch and deepen their knowledge, skills and application even further.

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FdA Location Lowestoft Duration Two years full-time or four years part-time UCAS code X161 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC). Related BA (Hons) (Progression Route) Inclusive Practice and Integrated Working See page 34


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VISUAL MEDIA PRODUCTION FdA

This course features a range of study areas reflecting current issues and professional practices in short film, animation, mobile video and sound for visual media. Study will also include the traditional skills and approaches associated with this demanding sector. The focus of the course is in visual postproduction techniques and the use of applied visual effects. The FdA Visual Media Production is a course designed to provide you with the practical, critical and theoretical tools required by the contemporary media production and post-production industries. You will develop the problem-solving and reflective abilities necessary for study and subsequent work within these industries. The programme has a focus towards film and television post-production, editing and compositing with strong elements in 3d animation and motion graphic visual effects. The art of post-production is being seen more frequently within present day film releases and TV programmes; we aim to give students the opportunity to enter this industry and produce visually stunning pieces of work.

Location Great Yarmouth Duration Two years full-time UCAS code P391 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

Related BA (Hons) Arts Practice See page 16

The course has twelve modules studied over two years; each module is assessed in different ways using, essays, practical production and reports. Reflecting on work experience and personal skills is an important part of the course and will be used as evidence for learning. The course enhances graduates’ employability within a range of media based industries and provides access to Honours level study through the BA Arts Practice progression route at East Coast College.

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WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND ANIMAL MANAGEMENT FdSc

This course enables students to develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of wildlife and environmental conservation and animal management. Through the Zoological Society of East Anglia and Norfolk Wildlife Trust students have access to Africa Alive, Banham Zoo and over 50 nature reserves for teaching purposes and independent study. Students will apply knowledge and participate in practical activities through these and other employers. In addition, students will complete independent work placements outside course hours. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in field research both in the UK and possibly on an overseas research trip at the end of the first year.

Location Great Yarmouth Duration Two years full-time or three years part-time UCAS code D328 Typical offer 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

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APPLYING FOR YOUR DEGREE

All students wishing to study full-time undergraduate courses starting in September, should apply online to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) at www.ucas.com. This is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to all full-time Honours degrees and Foundation degrees. For all applicants, there are full instructions at www.ucas.com to make it as easy as possible for prospective students to fill in their online application. An application fee of £13.00 will be charged for one course. For more than one course (up to 5) the total application fee is £24.00 (2017-2018 fees). Prospective students should ensure that they indicate the University of Suffolk institution code (S82), as well as the course code and campus code for their chosen course when applying. Each University of Suffolk partner college has a separate campus code which can be found on the relevant course page on our website. Part-time applicants should apply direct to the University using the online application from available on our website – visit www.uos.ac.uk/apply Except for those applicants whose school or college is registered with UCAS, International and EU applicants from outside the UK apply online independently. Additional advice can be sought from British Council offices and other centres overseas. For students applying from the UK or any other EU country for entry in September, students should aim to send their application to UCAS no later than 15 January. Applications received after January will be considered at the universities’ discretion and may depend upon the popularity of the chosen course. Please contact the University of Suffolk Infozone for information on current vacancies. International students should aim to send their application to UCAS no later than 30 June for a September start. For further support please contact the University Admissions team on admissions@uos.ac.uk or telephone 01473 338348.

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FINANCING YOUR DEGREE

Our courses are built with employability in mind, giving you confidence that the investment you make at University of Suffolk is your best route to a successful future. University of Suffolk continues to deliver high quality teaching and learning, create and sustain innovative initiatives in widening participation, improve support and facilities for our students, and build employability into the degree courses that we offer. All UK and EU undergraduate students starting their first degree will be eligible to receive a tuition fee loan to pay the full cost of their tuition fees. The tuition fee loan has no age limit and is not means-tested. You will not have to repay this loan until you have graduated and are earning over £21,000 a year. Any money left unpaid after 30 years will be written off. UK students can also apply for the means-tested maintenance loan. At the time of publication, fees for 2018-19 have not yet been agreed. Please visit www.uos.ac.uk/finance for further information. For reference, the fees for 2017/18* are £9,250 per year for BA/BSc/MSci degrees and £8,220 per year for FdA/ FdSc degrees. The University of Suffolk commits to keeping the same fee for the duration of your course on undergraduate programmes. Apply for your loan as early as possible. For further information on financial support please visit www.uos.ac.uk/finance.

*any fee increase on the 2017/18 tuition fee figures will be no more than inflation and will be consistent with the applicable fee cap introduced under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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Access your degree with

Do you want to study for a degree? Are you worried you do not have the right qualifications? An Access to Higher Education course could be for you! These intensive, one-year, Level 3 courses are known as the adult’s ‘passport’ to higher education and are specially designed to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you will need for more advanced study. The courses are delivered by East Coast College and are widely recognised by universities in the UK. (We strongly recommend you have achieved GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English.)

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Key elements: •

Build on your existing skills and knowledge

Prepare you for the demands of study at university

Experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques

Grow your confidence

Five reasons why I should study an Access course at ECC: 1. Tutors are academically and vocationally qualified. 2. Fascinating course content. 3. Progression to higher education. 4. Improve your personal development and practical skills. 5. High level of tutor support. What sort of job/career opportunities exist in this area? Various careers within Art, Design, Counselling, Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Computing, Media and Business.

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Access Courses at East Coast College

Art & Design Business Care, Learning and Development Computing Counselling Humanities and Social Sciences Journalism and Media Life Sciences Science and Health Social Care and Social Science

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Art and Design

Overview The one year access to higher education in art and design course, is your springboard to a degree or career change and gives a broad introduction to art and design tailored specifically to the needs of students returning to education after a break. You will develop the skills and confidence you need through a range of practical studio assignments, study skills and creative use of IT, all informed by historical and contextual studies. The course is designed to support anyone returning to education after a break. You may not have a traditional portfolio or any previous formal art and design education, however you wish to progress to higher education. Throughout, you are supported by individual tutorials, educational visits, a range of lectures by staff and visiting professionals with opportunities for live briefs and competitions. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? This intensive, broad-based course aims to build on your existing experience and abilities and to prepare you for the demands of study at university or in some other form of training or employment within the art and design sector. It is a practical-based course which gives you wonderful opportunities for experimenting with a wide range of materials and techniques before opting for a specialism, developing your individuality, initiative and confidence. The course includes photography, visual studies, printmaking, 3D design, graphic design and contextual studies. Study mode • • •

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One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3


Business

Overview The aim of this course is to provide a bespoke programme for mature learners wishing to progress on to a degree course in Business. The course unit structure will equip learners well for the demands of degree level study across HE institutions across the UK including the FdA Business Management degree here at University of Suffolk at East Coast College, Great Yarmouth campus. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? This course will ensure learners are trained with relevant business knowledge and skills through the delivery of a variety of different units; financial awareness for businesses and individuals, business information technology skills, accounts, environmental management project, ethics in business, management and leadership, entrepreneurial marketing alongside more general academic skills; HE study skills, maths, English and academic writing. Study mode • • •

One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3

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Care, Learning and Development

Overview The course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to access both the FdA Social Care Practice and FdA Early Years Practice (both of which feed into the level 6 progression year for the award of BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice. The course will also be suitable for students considering teaching, care management or social science progression routes. The course will last for one academic year. Students are expected to be in placement/ employment for a minimum of ten hours per week. There is an expectation that students will work on the course virtual learning environment to support the delivery in college. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? Key topic areas studied; safeguarding, equality and diversity, collaborative working, social policy and welfare, lifespan development and transitions, personal professional development, research skills. Study mode • • •

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One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3


Computing

Overview The aim of this course is to provide a bespoke programme for mature learners wishing to progress on to an HE course in Computing. The course unit structure will equip learners well for the demands of progression to study at degree level at HE institutions across the UK including FdSc and BSc in Computer Technologies (Software Development) here at University of Suffolk at East Coast College, Great Yarmouth campus. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? This course will ensure learners are trained with relevant technical computing knowledge and skills such as fundamental elements of computer science, programming, systems analysis, databases, web development alongside more general academic skills; HE study skills, maths and academic writing. Study mode • • •

One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3

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Counselling 62

Overview This is a course which gives learners opportunities to develop their knowledge of counselling, acquire and practise active listening skills and develop self-awareness and self-growth. It will enable progression to higher levels of study, for example BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling, or other courses at the same level. Level 2 Adult Numeracy and English [or equivalent] would support you in your learning. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? You will study psychological theories, emotional development, creativity, foundational counselling skills, human growth and development, group theories, human relationship and communication skills amongst many other fascinating areas of learning. • • •

One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3


Humanities and Social Science

Overview Access to Humanities and Social Science is an exciting course, which prepares you for a wide range of university courses. The course aims to build on your existing experience and abilities and to prepare you for the demands of study at university or in some other form of advanced education or training. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? The subjects you will study are study skills, sociology, psychology and English literature. In addition to the formal lessons, individual tutorials and careers advice sessions are held throughout the course. There is also an optional educational visit to Turin in Italy to visit the Museum on Criminology during the Crime and Deviance module of the course. Study mode • • •

One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3

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Journalism and Media

Overview This one year media course, is your springboard to a degree or career change and gives a broad introduction to media, tailored specifically to the needs of students returning to education after a break. You will develop the skills and confidence you need through a range of practical studio assignments, study skills and creative use of IT, all informed by contextual studies. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? The subjects that you will be studying are video production, graphic design, photography, web design, stop-motion animation, film studies, producers and audiences and higher education study skills. This course offers a wide range of opportunities including the chance to use the latest industry approved Adobe Creative Cloud software such as Photoshop, Premiere and Audition along with professional photography and video production equipment. The course is designed to support anyone returning to education after a break. You may not have a traditional portfolio or any previous formal media education, however you wish to progress to higher education. Throughout, you are supported by individual tutorials, educational visits, a range of lectures by staff and visiting professionals and opportunities for live briefs and competitions. Study mode • • •

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One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3


Life Science

Overview The course aims to build on your existing experience and abilities to prepare you for the demands of study at university or into another form of advanced education or training. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? • • • • • • •

Study Skills Introduction to Science and Mathematics Information and Technology Research Project Principles of Chemistry Cell Biology Genetics

Health pathway; • • • •

Medical Science Physiology Immunology Psychology

Science pathway; • • • •

Organic Chemistry Biochemistry and Microbiology Principles of Physics Environmental science

Study mode • • •

One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3

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Overview The course offers a solid foundation in the major scientific areas to enable you to progress to university. You will need to be highly motivated and committed to the course. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? • • • • • • •

You will study the following units: Cells Human Physiology Biochemistry Inheritance and Evolution Introduction to Physical Science HE Study Skills

Science pathway; • • • •

Bonding, Reactions and Organic Chemistry Energetics, Kinetics and Redox Environmental Biology Mathematics

Health pathway; • • • • •

Foundation Chemistry Introduction to Psychology Psychology and Health Sociology of Health and Illness Social Policy

Study mode • • •

One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3


Social Care and Social Science

Overview There are two pathways to this course - either Social Care or Social Science. The college have excellent learning support staff and also offers literacy and numeracy courses which can help get you ‘up to’ an appropriate level to enter this Access course. What will I learn? Social Care Pathway; • • • •

Developmental Psychology Social Psychology Theory and Practice - Working with Children and Young People Theory and Practice - Working with Adults at Risk in Social Care

Social Science Pathway; You will select three from the following: • Cultural and Historical Studies • Globalisation, Peace, Terrorism and International Relations • Developmental Psychology • Social Psychology • Theory and Practice - Working with Children and Young People • Theory and Practice - Working with Adults at Risk in Social Care Study mode • • •

One year Full time (14 hours per week) Level 3

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Apprenticeships 68

Gaining qualifications in the workplace, supported by college staff, is becoming an increasingly popular option. Apprenticeships are available in a broad range of careers with employers across a wide area. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with academic study. As an apprentice you will: • • • •

work alongside experienced staff gain job-specific skills earn a wage and get holiday pay study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level. Earn while you learn If you are working and want to learn and achieve nationally recognised qualifications ask your employer to consider an apprenticeship. Your wages need not be affected and your employer will receive financial support for your training. Levels Name

Level

Equivalent educational level

Intermediate

2

GCSE

Advanced

3

A level

Higher

4, 5, 6 and 7

Foundation degree and above

Degree

6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree


East Coast College offers apprenticeships in the following sectors: • • • • • • • • • •

Art, Design and Digital Media Business Skills and IT Construction and Trades Engineering Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy Health, Social and Childcare Hospitality and Catering Instructing Exercise and Fitness Supporting Teaching and Learning Team Leading and Management

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FAQ

What will I earn? The current apprenticeship rate is £3.50 per hour. This is the rate for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age, although the majority of employers tend to pay more. How long will it last? Apprenticeships can take from 1 to 4 years to complete, depending on the type of apprenticeship. What will I learn? An apprenticeship gives you hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work. What qualifications will I gain? Most include: a national vocational qualification of competence and knowledge plus Functional Skills qualifications in Maths, English and ICT where necessary. What’s next? You can progress from Intermediate to Advanced and Higher level Apprenticeships in many areas. The majority of apprentices continue working for the company they trained with and work towards promotion at a higher level.

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Higher Apprenticeships

Higher apprenticeships are a great alternative to university These apprenticeships include the achievement of academic and vocational qualifications and learning from Level 4 upwards. Higher Apprenticeships are currently available in the following sectors: • • • • • • • • • •

Business & IT, construction Creative, media & the arts Customer service & retail Energy, engineering & electrical Finance Health & care Hospitality & travel Manufacturing, processing & logistics Public services Vehicles & transport

ECC supports the Government’s commitment to expand the number, range and quality of apprenticeships that offer training to degree level.

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Finance 72

Financial advice for studying at further education level If money is an issue at any time during your studies, we may be able to help. Our Student Services team can help with things like transport costs, uniforms, equipment and childcare. Additional costs during your studies Some courses require the purchase of specialist equipment and/or clothing. Courses may also include trips, visits or residential activities. Financial support may be available to you, depending on your circumstances.


Students aged 19 or over and studying a Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification may be able to access Advanced Learning Loans to fund their education (as of August 2016). Advanced Learning Loans replace government grants for learners (entitlement and tuition fee remission based on benefit status). They are non-means-tested and are repayable only once the learner is earning above £21,000. To qualify for a Advanced Learning Loan you must: • • • • • • • • •

be aged 19 or over at the start of your course. There is no upper age limit be a resident in the UK have not previously had a loan to do the same course subject and level be studying a course at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 guidelines You will only be able to apply for a loan to meet the upfront costs of your qualification, which will be paid directly to the College. The loans are not means tested or credit checked so if you meet the criteria you will be able to apply for a loan whether you are employed or unemployed. The loan is to pay for course fees only, not for books, travel or any additional costs. You don’t pay anything upfront for your course fees and until you are earning over £21,000, you won’t have to begin paying anything back (certain criteria apply). If your loan is to cover the fees for an Access to Higher Education course and you progress to complete a university-level (higher education) course, you will not have to pay back your Advanced Learning Loan.

More information Visit https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/ or http:// www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/further-education/resources/ learner-facing-material.aspx for full details and official information. Anyone who has been accepted for a Advanced Learning Loan and is from a low income household may be granted learner support funds to support items such as travel, childcare or equipment. Please ask when you apply for the course. Please note that if you are aged 19-23 on the first day of your course and do not hold a full level 3 your place is funded and a loan is not required. For information relating to Higher Education finance see page 53.

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Applying for an Access Course

Apply online using the application form on our website www.eastcoast.ac.uk Apply in person at East Coast College Call our Information, Advice & Guidance teams on: 0800 854 695 We will then contact you to inform of your next steps.

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