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Centre for University

Level Studies

Prospectus 2019/20


Doing your degree differently We believe in doing our degrees in a different way for you. We’re Gold. We’ve been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework by the Higher Education Funding Council for England for ‘delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students’. Only a small handful of universities and university level providers have been ranked Gold.

Supportive, caring, and outstanding teaching. You will be supported in your degree by specialists in their field with a passion for their subject, with the time to provide you with the confidence and support you may need to succeed in your studies.

Small tutorial sizes. You won’t be lost in the crowd with us. Our smaller class sizes mean we get to know you as individuals. This enables us to offer better engagement in tutorials, more opportunities for your voice to be heard, and peer discussion.

Take your pick of degrees. We work closely with well respected university partners and our courses are accredited by them. These include the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth and Kingston University. This gives you a choice of a wide range of courses right here with us.

Thriving Exeter. Exeter is a thriving and prosperous university city, combining a fantastic quality of life with friends and family, together with excellent employment prospects. The city is one of the fastest growing in the country, and has been named among the Top 10 hubs for tech jobs in the UK.

Putting your future first. With our focus on vocational and professional education, you will acquire skills, knowledge and understanding that are highly valued by employers.


If you need help, it’s there.

Hele Road Exeter Devon, EX4 4JS 01392 400500 exe-coll.ac.uk

Bonnie, see page 73 for more of my story.


Contents About Us

Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive

Welcome Gold rated Supportive, caring and outstanding teaching Exeter is your campus Putting your future first Take your pick of degrees Graduation Which level is right for me? About our degrees How to apply Fees, funding and support Entry requirements International City living

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Access to Higher Education

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Higher Apprenticeships

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Faculty of Sport, Leisure and Tourism

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Applied Outdoor Adventure Coaching and Fitness Football Coaching and Development Sports Therapy

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Teacher Education

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Faculty of Art and Design Fine Art Graphic Communication Photography Faculty of Business and IT Business Business Management Computing

Aircraft Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering

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Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services Early Childhood Studies Health and Social Care Public Services

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Faculty of Media and Performing Arts Film and TV Production Journalism Music (Creative Musicianship)

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Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment Civil Engineering Construction

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Faculty of English, Languages and International Baccalaureate Creative and Professional Writing

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We do everything possible to make sure that the information in our publications and on our website is correct. However, we may need to make changes to courses, fees and reduced fees at short notice, due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check course details and prices before you enrol. The college cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions or changes. This prospectus can be made available in other formats or in languages other than English, please contact reception on 01392 400500.

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Welcome to our Centre for University Level Studies

performing higher education provider. The TEF aims to recognise and reward excellence in teaching, learning and outcomes. Above all, it is designed to help inform prospective student choice. We are just one of only 14 centres of university level study in Further Education in the country to be awarded this accolade. A Gold award means that an institution provides “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.”

There’s never been a more exciting time to consider a university level programme with us. Not only are we Gold rated, we offer an opportunity for you to ‘do your degree differently’ with smaller class sizes, a supportive environment where you are not lost in the crowd, and excellent prospects for your future. One of the highlights of the last year was being ranked Gold in the 2016-17 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), cementing our reputation as a top

Our centre is a growing and important community at the heart of our college life. Our university level students have sat on the Board of Governors for the last two years. In this role, they have represented the voice of higher education at the very highest levels. We offer a great range of provision, in a university city, matched with first-rate progression into employment and on to further study. This is capped by excellent teaching, dedicated support, and results. I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading about why we believe our centre and its people are so special. It is a meeting place of people, of minds, and of ideas. It’s a place where our vision is to be exceptional, to help you to shape your future.

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John Laramy Principal and Chief Executive

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Gold rated

Exeter College has been awarded the ‘Gold’ standard for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its university level students.

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The coveted Gold award highlights that the college’s Centre for University Level Studies, which offers a wide range of university level courses, is among the best in the country for teaching and employment outcomes. In 2017, the college was one of only 16 colleges in the whole country to be rated Gold, putting us in the top 20% of the 299 colleges and universities in the UK (judged under the Teaching Excellence Framework). The results of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), provide a picture of excellence in teaching and learning in UK higher education. A panel of expert judges awarded Exeter College Gold for ‘delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students’ and found it to be among the ‘highest quality found in the UK’. The results and the underlying evidence are designed to help students thinking about which university or college to study with.

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) was introduced by the Government to build evidence about the performance of the UK’s world class higher education sector. Each provider was rated Gold, Silver or Bronze. The TEF awards were decided by an independent panel of experts, including academics, students and employer representatives. Drawing on national data, and evidence submitted by each university or college, the TEF measures excellence in three areas: teaching quality, the learning environment and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.

Exeter College is praised for its: › outstanding employment outcomes, which are supported by an

effective strategic focus on vocational and professional education, allowing students to acquire skills, knowledge and understanding which are highly valued by employers teaching, learning and assessment practices, which provide scope for outstanding levels of stretch that ensure all students are significantly challenged to achieve their full potential optimum levels of contact time, which secure the highest levels of student engagement outstanding individualised learning, which is enhanced through an effective personal tutor system embedded college culture that facilitates, recognises and rewards excellent teaching range of outstanding digital and industry specific facilities actively used by students, and which impact positively on enhancing their learning

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Supportive, caring, and outstanding teaching Your voice will be heard By studying with us at the Centre for University Level Studies you will enjoy the benefits of a personalised approach to teaching and a much more supportive environment than traditional universities. Students enjoy small class sizes, one to one support, flexible studying and a comprehensive tutorial system. Studying with us means your voice won’t get lost in a busy lecture theatre. We offer opportunities to have your say and feedback on your course and experience at college and we pride ourselves in making sure that your voice is heard and that your opinion matters. There are dedicated members of staff who will ensure that you are represented and supported throughout your time here. The Student Engagement Officer will be your first point of contact for all elements of your experience and will be able to signpost you to any support services you need.

TES FE Awards Highly Commended Teacher of the Year said:

At Exeter College there is a positive culture where people want to do well, and want to be great teachers.

We have seven Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) to support you with your studies

Students taking part in Learner Voice

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Specialist facilities are provided to ensure you are career ready We are very proud of our investments, including newly opened facilities such as a 3G sports training and playing facility and our Centre for Advanced Industrial Automation.

Lecturers with real experience You are likely to be taught by lecturers with real industry and academic experience, giving you a balance of academic and practical knowledge, which can help in finding a graduate position.

We work hard to ensure you benefit from our industry partnerships This means you can learn from professional speakers, work in specialist environments and have contacts to help further your chosen career.

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The support for students is incredible, if you ever need to just have a chat, there is always someone on hand to listen and try and understand how they can help. James, Public Services student (see page 64)

85.3%

of students said teaching on their course is good. (TEF 2017)

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The city is on a clear upward trajectory and is one of the fastest growing in the country.

As a student of Exeter College you will be able to take full advantage of student discount events, club nights, art exhibitions, live music, theatre, comedy and sporting events. Exeter may be one of the country’s oldest cities, but that doesn’t mean it’s behind the times. Far from it, the city is in fact a prosperous and thriving cultural hotspot which is continually developing and growing. It is already home to major firms such as Europe’s largest regional airline Flybe and the Met Office and there is a world class Science Park just east of the city.

From shops, theatres, museums and a thriving nightlife, Exeter is the perfect backdrop for students to learn and study in and it provides plenty of employment opportunities for your future too.

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is your campus

Exeter A snazzy contemporary shopping centre brings bursts of the modern; thousands of university students ensure a buzzing nightlife; and the vibrant quayside acts as a launch pad for cycling or kayaking trips. Throw in some stylish places to stay and eat, and you have a relaxed but lively base for explorations. Lonely Planet Guide

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Putting your future first With our focus on vocational and professional education, you will acquire skills, knowledge and understanding that are highly valued by employers.

96.9%

University level study can also increase earning potential, job satisfaction and employment opportunities. Many employers favour graduates in their recruitment.

of students go on to further education or employment.

According to government statistics, graduates and postgraduates continue to have higher employment rates and are more likely to work in highly skilled jobs. FdAs, FdScs, HNCs and HNDs are industry based, employer linked qualifications that can prepare you well for your next steps.

(TEF 2017)

I developed an abundance of personal skills such as team work, leadership and organisation.

Throughout this prospectus we celebrate the success stories of our graduates:

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Take your pick of degrees We are proud to work in partnership with our well-respected university partners and awarding bodies, enabling our students to study in Exeter and at the same time benefit from quality and a wide choice of courses. The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a *top 50 research university, with clusters of world class research across a range of disciplines, including marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. The University is also a twice winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. As a partner college student, you can access online University services, use its library, electronic resources and learning support materials through its web-based student portal (including access to the Careers & Employability Service online careers information portal and jobs board). You are automatically a member of its Students’ Union (UPSU) with access to sports clubs, societies, the advice service, NUS Extra student discount card, volunteering opportunities, student representation and sports facilities. www.plymouth.ac.uk * Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014

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The University of Exeter is amongst the top 150 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings - the most influential global league table. A member of the Russell Group, the University has an outstanding reputation, with 98% of its research ranked as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. This benefits the student experience, as the latest academic ideas and discoveries feed directly into undergraduate modules. Students can take advantage of a wide range of excellent employability support, with 96% of the university’s graduates being in employment or further study six months after graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey of 2014-2015 graduates). In the college’s Business and IT faculty we offer the Business Management Bachelor of Arts Ordinary Degree (BA Ord) programme, which is awarded by the University of Exeter. Students are registered at the University of Exeter and so you are able to access the university’s library, online resources and sports facilities and you can become a member of its Students’ Guild.

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Plymouth Marjon University is located on a green and spacious campus, with world class facilities, in a spectacular part of the world. At Marjon, students build strong working relationships with a network of supporters, from their Personal Development Tutors to the Student Union. All programmes involve work placements, and students are trained in critical graduate level skills such as presenting with impact, managing interviews and influencing others. The University works closely with key employers, linking students to a network of contacts for their future careers. 95% of students find employment or move into further study within six months of graduating*, and the University was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Three courses scored 100% satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017. Plymouth Marjon was also named the top University in the UK for social mobility in a one-off report in 2014**, demonstrating the power of giving students both the skills to succeed and the confidence to use them. *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016 **UK Social Mobility Index 2014

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Based in south west London, Kingston University is a forward thinking, innovative university. It consistently produces more entrepreneurial graduates than any other higher education institution in the UK.* The university is renowned for providing career focused courses with the opportunity to gain workplace skills and work experience. Teaching is informed by real world research, keeping it up to date with the latest developments. Exeter College works in partnership with Kingston University to deliver the Aircraft Engineering Foundation Degree, which was developed to support the aviation industry’s growing requirement for licensed aircraft engineers. *Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction survey

BTEC qualifications come from Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body. Pearson provides a wide range of qualifications including academic, vocational, occupational and specific programmes for employers. Pearson’s range of Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and Higher National Certificates (HNCs) have a strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding for the sector. These qualifications are recognised internationally by employers as providing learners with the key concepts and practical skills for direct progression to, or within, employment. Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Their mission is to help people make progress in their lives through access to better learning. They believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. Pearson is a global company with a presence in more than 70 countries. Find out more about how Pearson can help learners at pearson.com/uk

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We are proud that we are able to offer our university level students a unique graduation experience. With a grand procession through the city centre, culminating in a ceremony that takes place in Exeter Cathedral, we truly believe there is no better way to celebrate your achievements. This exciting and rewarding event is much enjoyed by our students and we are often told it is the perfect way to end their time studying with us.

Graduation is really exciting. I never thought I’d get to wear a cap and gown in my life, so my family are incredibly proud, and I am too - it’s great!

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Which level is right for me? We appreciate that there are numerous choices available when it comes to choosing the right path for you. We hope the simple guide below will help explain the different levels. If you need advice on what qualification is right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Level 7

Master’s Degree MA, MSc, MPhil PGCE

Level 6

Level 5

University Degree BA, BSc

Foundation Degree FdA, FdSc, FdEng

Level 4

Level 3

Degree Apprenticeships

Top Up

HND Higher Apprenticeships HNC

A Level

L3 Extended Diploma (National Diploma)

L3 Diploma (National Certificate)

IB (International Baccalaureate)

Access to HE Diploma

Level 3 is the key to your university level education...these qualifications will help you progress through education to achieve your career goals.

Advanced Apprenticeships

An Access to Higher Education diploma might be the stepping stone you need to begin your journey – see pages 32-33 for further information.

If you haven’t already achieved a Level 3 qualification, contact us – we can help you on your journey. This information is intended as a guide, for specific entry requirements, please see the relevant course page.

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I was new to the construction industry when I started at Exeter College and my course allowed me to gain a broad understanding of all elements of the industry. Upon completing the course I was promoted to Assistant Buyer and throughout the duration of my studies I took on more responsibility within my job role. I am now a Buyer at Taylor Wimpey and working on procurement for the Plumb Park housing development in Exmouth.

Our alumni

Buyer in construction

My studies at Exeter College definitely allowed me to build on my knowledge and reach my potential.

Brooke studied Construction HNC

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About our degrees Our Centre for University Level Studies offers a suite of qualifications at university level. You may find the information below useful to understand the types of programmes available. If you would like advice on which programme is right for you, please contact our Higher Education Advice Team on 01392 400909 or email: headviser@exe-coll.ac.uk

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Foundation Degrees (FdA, FdEng and FdSc) Foundation degrees are qualifications in their own right at Level 4 and 5 or you can top them up to a full honours degree (Level 6) by completing a final top up year. Progression routes are indicated on each programme information page. Foundation degrees are university level qualifications, like other degrees, however these programmes are designed with a particular area of work in mind and with the help of employers from that sector. Typically, you will get the chance to undertake work based or work related learning, as well as classroom based sessions, developing specialist and transferable skills. So whether you are looking to change jobs, return to work or boost your career prospects, foundation degrees offer a route into university level study for people of all ages and backgrounds.

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BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes These are programmes related to an area of work and are highly valued by employers. They are designed to give you the skills to put your knowledge to effective use in a particular job. You can use this as a qualification in its own right or for entry to the second or third year of some degree programmes. A HNC is a Level 4 qualification and a HND is a Level 5 qualification.

Bachelor of Arts Ordinary Degree (BA Ord) We offer an opportunity to top up to a full Bachelor of Arts Ordinary Degree (BA Ord) in Business Management in partnership with the University of Exeter if you have successfully completed a higher national diploma (HND) or foundation degree (FdA) in a business or management related subject. This is a Level 6 qualification.

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (BSc Hons) We offer a Health and Social Care Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Top Up Degree and Public Services Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Top Up Degree in partnership with the University of Plymouth which expands on the knowledge and skills gained whilst studying the foundation degree. This is an undergraduate academic degree at Level 6 which runs as a one year, full time programme or two year, part time programme.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – incorporating a Diploma in Education and Training The PGCE is a one year university level course for degree holders and is a Level 7 qualification. It is an advanced but non-degree qualification which mainly focuses on developing your teaching skills with support from a subject specialist mentor to develop your subject expertise. Please refer to the Teacher Education section on page 86 for more information about teaching qualifications.

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How to apply We aim to make the application process as easy as possible. Here is our guide to getting it right. If you need advice and guidance, then please contact us and we would be happy to help. 1. Apply › If you haven’t studied with us before and are applying for full time study - apply via UCAS › If you want to apply for part time study (and those who have studied with us before) - apply via our website or request a printed application form. Please also visit our website or request an application form if you wish to apply for a Higher Apprenticeship. 2. Receive an acknowledgement of application 3. If you meet the requirements, attend an interview and receive a conditional offer (or unconditional if you already meet the entry requirements) 4. Receive enrolment information and welcome pack during the summer 5. Send us your results, if applicable 6. Enrol with our Centre for University Level Studies in September 7. Start your studies

When should I apply?

September 2018 - January 2019 Most applications are made through UCAS between September and January. However, we know it’s not always this straightforward. So don’t worry if you think you’ve missed the deadline or if you’re applying for a part time course you can still apply to us directly. You can download a direct application form here: exe-coll.ac.uk/HE/Apply. Alternatively, you can request a printed application form which can be dropped off to one of our city centre receptions or you can post it to: Advice and Recruitment Team, Exeter College, Hele Road, Exeter EX4 4JS.

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When completing a UCAS application you will need a course code. These can be found on individual course pages, on our website and on the UCAS website. You will also need our Institution Code, this is E81.

Is there a deadline?

January 2019 - February 2019 The main UCAS deadline will be in January, however, students can continue applying after this date. We recommend applying before the January deadline, but we know things aren’t always this straightforward so we will consider applications after these dates, ask our Higher Education Advice Team for more information. You don’t

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need to have accepted your offer to apply for student finance, just apply with your preferred choice and you can update it later. If you are a UK or EU student and are interested in applying for funding then we strongly recommend applying for student finance as early as possible. This will ensure your application is processed for the start of your course and help to avoid any problems. You can find further details, dates and deadlines on the Gov UK website gov.uk/student-finance. If you would like further guidance at any stage of your application, then please contact us on 01392 400909.

What happens next?

January 2019 - May 2019 You will usually hear back from us between January and May with an offer, depending on when we received your application. In some cases you may be invited in for an interview before we make an offer, this is to get to know you and ensure the course is right for you. Your offer will be either conditional (depending on results) or unconditional. It is important that you respond to us so that we know how you would like to proceed.

When will I receive further information?

June 2019 - August 2019 During the summer we will send you a welcome pack with information relating to enrolment and your course. Keep an eye out for this information which may include important dates and times for enrolling and starting your programme. If you have any further questions over the summer you can always contact us on 01392 400909.

August 2019 If your offer is conditional and you are waiting to receive your grades, you should receive exam results during August. If you achieve the entry criteria stated in the conditions, then your offer will become unconditional. If you are concerned about your results and whether or not you still meet the entry criteria, then you can contact us on or after results day to discuss your options.

The Clearing hotline opens on A Level results day.

When do I start?

September 2019 Enrolment normally falls within the first week of September, you will be given your course start date then which is normally within the following two weeks. This will give you time to settle into life as a university level student.

Be prepared Even with the best intentions, sometimes things don’t go to plan. So just in case you don’t get the results you were expecting it’s important to have a second option lined up. We are always happy to talk through your options or you can find further information on the UCAS website: ucas.com For more information, and to speak directly to us, please call 01392 400909 or email headviser@exe-coll.ac.uk

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Fees, funding and support The tuition fees for the following full time courses currently range from £6,995 to £7,995 per year. › › › ›

Bachelor of Arts Ordinary Degree (BA Ord) and Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (BSc Hons) Foundation Degree (FdA) Higher National Certificate (HNC) Higher National Diploma (HND)

The tuition fees for part time courses range from £2,995 to £4,660 per year. If you are studying for a Higher Apprenticeship, fees may be payable via the Apprenticeship Levy. If you decide to go on to further study, the fees for the course you are progressing to will be different from your college course fees. Please contact the institution offering the course for up to date fees information. We recommend applying for Student Finance as early as possible. This will ensure your Student Finance is processed for the start of your course and help to avoid any delayed payments. You can find further details, dates and deadlines on the government website gov.uk/student-finance. If you would like further guidance, then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01392 400909.

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Each faculty aims to run trips and visits to enhance your learning, so make sure you check individual programme listings to see what options are available to you. Please note that in some instances these trips will incur an additional cost. Please talk to your programme leader for more information. Fees are subject to review on an annual basis and may vary between programmes and modes of study. Please see our website for up to date information. Check the website for further information: exe-coll.ac.uk The above information applies to home and EU students. International students should contact the International Office for information on fees: international@exe-coll.ac.uk

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Apply online to Student Finance England at: gov.uk/student-finance › Follow the links for Extra Help and then complete the downloadable form DSA1 › The DSA1 application is also available from the Higher Education Adviser at Exeter College. Please ask us if you need help filling this in › When you apply for DSA funding you will be asked to produce evidence of your disability, long term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty. Your evidence needs to be in date and has to have been completed after the age of 16 If you would like to speak to somebody about your support needs, please call our Learning Support Department on: 01392 400439 or email: learningsupport@exe-coll.ac.uk

Additional learning support If you have a disability, including a long term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty, including dyslexia or dyspraxia, you may be able to get extra help. If you feel that this applies to you and you will need extra support while you are studying, it is essential that you apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) before the start of your programme. If you do not have DSA agreed before you start your programme at Exeter College, it could affect any study support that you might need or be eligible for.

How to apply for extra help You should apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) funding as soon as possible, as it will take time for DSA to process your application.

Need childcare? The college’s nursery is located in purpose built premises next to the Centre for Creative Industries (opposite Exeter Central railway station). The nursery has excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, with three playrooms for the under twos, toddlers and pre-school children. The fully qualified team of nursery professionals are dedicated to looking after children aged three months to five years old. They offer the children a variety of exciting and engaging activities across the day to enable them to learn through their play. For further details, or to book a visit to the nursery, call the Nursery Manager on 01392 400534 or visit: exe-coll. ac.uk/College/Nursery

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Entry requirements We welcome applications from people with appropriate qualifications, prior work experience or a demonstrable interest and talent in a subject. If you are unsure whether you have the right knowledge and skills to succeed on a university level programme, or the correct entry requirements, then please contact our Higher Education Adviser for further information and advice.

General entry requirements For most programmes the requirements are: › GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C* or above (or equivalent O Level or numeric GCSE grades) › 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from relevant Level 3 qualifications, such as two or more A Levels or an Extended National Diploma › An appropriate NVQ at Level 3 or › An Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3 (see pages 32-33) or › Qualifications deemed equivalent to the above Some programmes require specific additional requirements, these are detailed on the individual course pages. If you do not currently have the required qualifications please contact us and we can help. * Please note, from 2017 a grade C in English and Maths equivalent is a grade 4

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Our UCAS institution code is E81. UCAS course codes can be found on the relevant programme pages.

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Quick guide to the UCAS tariff The UCAS tariff is a means of allocating points to post 16 qualifications and is used for entry to university level education. Points are calculated by multiplying the size band for a qualification by the grade band to form an overall score. Examples for common entry qualifications are given below. Tariff Points

1 A Level

2 A Levels

BTEC Extended National Diploma

BTEC National Diploma

64

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CC

MPP

MM

56

A*

CD

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48

A

DD

PPP

MP

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B

DE

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32

C

EE

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PP

To find out the UCAS tariff points applied to your qualifications and grades, and to use the online calculator, visit the UCAS website: ucas.com

Adult learners

Requirement for DBS checks

Adult learners from non-traditional backgrounds without the specified qualifications may be considered based on merit, that is, their work experience and their ability to adapt to the academic demands of a university level programme.

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks will be required for all students working with young people or vulnerable adults as part of their work based learning or professional practice. Please check the entry requirements for your course to find out if you need a DBS check. Guidance about DBS applications will be given by the centre. Exeter College complies fully regarding the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of disclosures and disclosure information. It also complies fully with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation pertaining to the safe handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of disclosure information. We have a written policy which is available to view on request. For useful contacts, please see page 87.

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Our students

After reading the details of the Access course I decided that it was my opportunity to get the education I always yearned for in art. The International Team at Exeter College has contributed to a great extent in the success of my journey to the UK. They were very responsive to my emails and enquiries. My life at college has been an inspiring opportunity to express myself. My course has secured me the chance to apply to university to study a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. The college provides suitable facilities and learning areas available at all times, along with a wealth of books in the Learning Resource Centre which I use and borrow regularly. The college staff are very helpful and friendly. Imane is studying Access to Higher Education (Art and Design)

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International The college is recognised as a sponsor by the UK Visa and Immigration service and we warmly welcome international students to our campus. The International Team will be on hand to support you throughout your application and during your studies at Exeter College. If you have any questions regarding studying at Exeter College, please do not hesitate to get in touch: international@exe-coll.ac.uk

Entry criteria

Student visas and immigration You will be asked to provide your passport and visa as part of the application process. Should we offer you an unconditional place on one of our full time programmes, we can provide you with a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), which will then allow you to apply for your Tier 4 (General) Visa. For up to date visa and immigration information and advice please refer to the UK Visa and Immigration service and UK Council for International Student Affairs websites: gov.uk/government/organisations/ ukvisas-and-immigration and ukcisa.org.uk

To enter our university level programmes you must have completed university entrance level qualifications. Different countries may vary in the level of their qualifications, to check if your qualifications are eligible please contact our International Team on +44 (0)1392 400662. Alternatively, visit the NARIC website for qualification comparisons at: naric.org.uk. If you are having difficulties making your application through UCAS please go to: ucas.com/students/wheretostart/ nonukstudents

English language entry requirements

Accommodation for international students

If you need to improve your English Language skills before going on to university level education, or need ongoing language support during your programme, then the English Language Centre at Exeter College offers IELTS preparation classes, language support workshops, full time English courses and part time English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes.

Exeter offers a variety of accommodation for students including studio flats, cluster flats, host families and shared houses (private landlords). Please see page 30.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence that your level of English is high enough to study our programmes. For all of our degree programmes we require a minimum UKVI Academic International English Language Testing System (UKVI IELTS) score of 6.0 or a GCSE grade C (4) or above.*

English Language courses at Exeter College

*Please note, from 2017 a grade C in English and Maths equivalent is a grade 4

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City living While there is plenty of time to think about where you would like to live, and the type of accommodation that would best suit you and your budget, we advise that you start looking as soon as you have received an offer. The city offers a wide variety of accommodation for students, including studio flats, cluster flats and shared houses (through private landlords). Prices do vary between providers and average at £91-£150 per week. All of the purpose built student accommodation is close to the city centre and within 10-15 minutes’ walk of the centre’s main campus (Hele Road). Please check our website for more information about accommodation providers in the city: exe-coll.ac.uk/HE/Accommodation or contact our Higher Education Advice Team on 01392 400909 or email: headviser@exe-coll.ac.uk

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Exeter College has been awarded the Gold standard for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its university level students

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96.9% of students go on to further education or employment (TEF 2017)

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We have 7 Learning Resource Centres to choose from across the city with the addition of study spaces

85.3% of students said teaching on my course is good (TEF 2017)

1853 1987

Educational routes on our Hele Road site go as far back as 1853

You will benefit from fantastic industry links such as Exeter Chiefs, Exeter City FC, Flybe, the NHS and the Met Office

Exeter College has been offering Level 4 education since 1987

You can take advantage of our onsite salon, spa and commercial restaurant

2015 In 2015 we were awarded the UK quality mark for higher education (QAA)

A year’s membership at Central Fitness costs just £40 a year

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Access to Higher Education Not ready for a degree? We have the answer. The Access to Higher Education Diplomas are a well-established and very successful route in to university level study for adult students who may lack formal entry qualifications, wish to pursue a change of career and/or need to develop confidence and practice in their study skills. These diplomas can also improve your general education and are specifically designed to help you progress on to your chosen degree pathway, including our own range of degree level courses (for more details, see our guide to Access to HE courses). The range of modules available allows you to access a wide variety of courses at university level. See below for the potential study routes you could take after completing your Access diploma. Access diplomas currently available: › Art and Design - Potential study routes include: Textile Design, Animation, Photography, Graphic Design Illustration or Fashion Communication › Business - Potential study routes include: Accountancy, Leadership and Management, Business Administration or Business Studies › Computing - Potential study routes include: Computer Science, Computer

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Networking, Software Development, Cyber Security or Forensic Computing › Healthcare - Potential study routes include: Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Midwifery or Paramedic Sciences › Humanities - Potential study routes include: Ancient History, Teaching, Criminology, Sociology, English, International Relations, Psychology or Geography › Science - Potential study routes include: Dental Hygiene, Medical Science, Nutrition, Radiography, Medical Imaging, Veterinary Science › Social Care - Potential study routes include: Social Work, Youth Work, Teaching, Counselling or Social Policy › Teaching and Education - Potential study routes include: Education Studies, Teacher Training (Primary) or Childhood Studies More options are under development please see our website. All lecturers involved in the courses are experienced and dedicated teachers of adults who take pride in the achievements of all their students. You will be taught and assessed through a combination of lectures, small group work, practical exercises, group discussions, seminars and tutorials. You will collect evidence of your work from 20 units over 35 weeks and present it as a portfolio of work.

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We are looking for applicants with:

Applicants will need to complete:

› A high level of motivation to be an independent student with a willingness for self study › The commitment to studying a full time, challenging course › GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above* › GCSE Science at grade C or above (for Science and Healthcare diplomas) › Evidence of recent study is desirable › A clear idea of the university level programmes that you wish to apply for

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An Access to Higher Education application form, which includes a detailed personal statement about why you are applying for the course, including your intended education and career pathway. Please note, for the Teaching and Education diploma applicants will need to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check - see page 27 for details A one to one interview with a course tutor. You may also be asked to complete an initial assessment of literacy and numeracy skills

For more information about Access diplomas please contact us on: 01392 400500 or visit: exe-coll.ac.uk/Access

* Please note, from 2017 a grade C in English and Maths equivalent is a grade 4

Age 19+ and studying a Level 3 to Level 6 qualification? Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for course fees. For more details visit: exe-coll.ac.uk/Adults/Support/ AdvancedLearnerLoan or gov.uk/ advanced-learner-loan

The lecturers and course content equipped me with everything I could possibly need to succeed at university. The college genuinely taught me so much. The tutors were priceless in this process - they really care, help and share the entire experience with you. Glenn studied Access to Higher Education, Health and Social Care Diploma

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What is a Higher Apprenticeship? Higher Apprenticeships provide the opportunity to gain a qualification at Level 4 and above, with most Apprentices gaining a HNC, while working. Higher Apprenticeships typically take two years to complete, and involve part time study at a college. How do they work? Apprentices will complete assessments throughout the programme, which test both academic learning and occupational competence developed through on the job training. You will also be visited in the workplace to assess your range of skills and ensure your working practices meet minimum levels of competency against the national standard.

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Higher Apprenticeships allow you to earn whilst you learn and progress into highly skilled occupations Higher apprentices could earn £150,000 more on average over their lifetime compared to those with Level 3 vocational qualifications* 89% of apprentices were satisfied with their apprenticeship and 97% of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved and 92% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved** A salary and guaranteed job while you study The potential to achieve graduate and postgraduate level qualifications Employers are expected to offer you the chance to stay and progress in your job after the apprenticeship New opportunities for career progression if you’re already in work

*www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-facts-aboutapprenticeships **Which? University Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

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My Higher Apprenticeship at Exeter College really pushed me to challenge myself and gave me an excellent baseline knowledge which has been invaluable in my professional and personal development. Exeter College has excellent facilities and a wealth of industry based knowledge. Whilst studying I was proud to be nominated as the Faculty Representative for HNC Engineering and in my final year I was voted as the HNC Engineering Student of the Year. James studied a Higher Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering (HNC)

What university level courses can I do as part of a Higher Apprenticeship at Exeter College? › › › › › ›

Computing Civil Engineering Construction Electrical Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Other options may become available please check our website for up to date information.

What’s next? For more information on how we can help find your ideal Higher Apprentice course please contact one of our dedicated Business Recruitment Consultants on 01392 400800 or email: apprenticeships@exe-coll.ac.uk or our Higher Education Adviser for specific details of the associated university level programmes: headviser@exe-coll.ac.uk

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Faculty of Art and Design At Exeter School of Art we aim to inspire each individual, and support you in growing both personally and professionally as we prepare you for your next steps in the arts. You will have time to explore your own creative practice and be supported in developing your transferable, practical, problem solving skills and critical thinking in preparation for future careers. We continue to develop our contemporary practice by working with partners across a wider artistic community within Exeter and the south west. As part of our integrated critical studies lecture programme, talks from national and international guest speakers support learning and offer integral insights in to working in the arts. We are a small art school, within the Centre for University Level Studies, with the physical resources, teaching excellence and infrastructure needed to support you in creating original artwork using both traditional and digital technologies. We offer a strong proportion of direct contact time with lecturers and high levels of tutorial support and guidance in dynamic and stimulating learning environments with subject specific base rooms.

photographic studios, Mac suites, 3D workshop, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics facilities, Learning Resource Centres and a new photography and design studio will be at your disposal, as well as opportunities to engage with local creative institutions working on live briefs and real life interaction with clients. A focus on the individual, the handmade, the digital and the conceptual, thinking and process, and a continuous development of a personal visual language are key to our ethos and preparing our students for a future working in the creative industries. In 2016 we were proud to re-establish Exeter School of Art within the city. Our vision for Exeter School of Art is to re-engage with the long history of art education within the city. We are excited to offer the following Foundation Degrees, accredited by the University of Plymouth. › Film and TV Production › Fine Art › Graphic Communication › Journalism › Photography

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Fine Art Foundation Degree (FdA) This programme will enable you to explore your fine art practice through a mixture of studio based practical modules and integrated critical studies sessions. The interaction between materials, processes and ideas are a fundamental element of the programme, as is a strong belief in the beneficial practice of drawing. There is an emphasis on acquiring transferable skills for employment as well as developing contact with arts organisations in the region. You will also receive talks from guest speakers, trips to regional galleries and residential trips to Dartmoor and European cities are also arranged. How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is modular and coursework based, with the exception of one module (critical studies) which is assessed by a mix of coursework and practical. Work will be assessed at key points during the year. A significant part of your time will be spent in the studios, using a range of materials and processes. Practical teaching is underpinned by an integrated series of history/theory seminars, tutorials and a high level of tutorial support. You could progress to… On successful completion of the programme you may be able to progress on to the final year of the BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of Plymouth or possibly at another higher education institution. Please note, there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

You could go on to careers such as… Professional artist, making and selling your own work, applying for commissions and artists’ residencies. You could work with an arts organisation and during this programme you will develop skills and build useful contacts within the professional development module, which will support your progression to work. You will also be encouraged to partake in gallery visits and presenting your work in a gallery setting. Key information UCAS Code: W100 FdA/FA Length: This is a two year, full time programme or three year, part time programme. How many days a week? You should expect to be in college between two and three days a week. You will have a minimum of 9 hours direct contact time with tutors/lecturers – in addition to this there is workshop time, talks and tutorials. Entry requirements: You will need a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points or equivalent, such as an Access to Higher Education Diploma (see pages 30-32) or a Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies. You will be interviewed and asked to present a portfolio of visual work that demonstrates an interest and curiosity in the visual world and a desire to communicate. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Modules (for guidance only): › Introduction to fine art methods › Exploring materials › Time-based practices › Critical studies › Working in the environment › Professional development

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Our students Having already studied my A Levels and Diploma in Graphic Design at Exeter College, I was fully aware of how good the quality of teaching is. Having lecturers be able to help progress my skills week in and week out is something I’ve rarely come across in my education. All lecturers have had experience in the field which I’m studying, so I learn a lot from them and get a closer grasp of what the industry is really like before I go into it myself. Being surrounded by people who are thinking in the same way as me and can relate to my interests has definitely been one of the best parts about my courses. Having knowledgeable teachers and great facilities, such as darkrooms and large Learning Resource Centres, has meant my time at Exeter College has been full of new experiences and opportunities. Exeter College has helped me find who I am and what I want to do in the future.

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Graphic Communication Foundation Degree (FdA) This exciting and challenging programme will develop your creativity in graphic and communication design within a dynamic and stimulating learning environment.

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography at the University of Plymouth, as well as seek employment in the industry. Please note, there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

You will be able to explore your own design practice through the development of practical skills, problem solving, creative thinking and self motivation. You will also be supported in developing an awareness of contemporary design practice both in the UK and abroad.

You could go on to careers such as… Graphic design, advertising, marketing, website design. Past students have gone on to work for local and national graphic design companies.

You will benefit from engaging with local designers and design companies and, where possible, work on live design briefs. The course also provides the opportunity to enter prestigious national student design competitions such as the D&AD New Blood Awards and the Design Bridge Awards. Through our links with industry we are able to offer real life interaction with a diverse range of clients, enforcing and underpinning professional presentation skills. How will I be taught and assessed? A wide variety of teaching methods are used in the programme, from one to one tutorials, lectures, workshops and demonstrations to group critiques and seminars. Modules are assessed by coursework, with the exception of two which are both assessed by a mix of coursework and practical. You could progress to… On successful completion of the programme you may be able to progress on to the final year of the

Key information UCAS Code: WP23 FdA/GC Length: A two year, full time programme or three year, part time programme. How many days a week? You should expect to be in college between two and three days a week. You will have a minimum of 9 hours direct contact time with tutors/lecturers – in addition to this there is workshop time, talks and tutorials. Entry requirements: You will need a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points or equivalent, such as an Access to Higher Education Diploma (see pages 30-32) or a Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies. All appropriately qualified applicants will also be required to attend a portfolio interview. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Modules (for guidance only): › Interpretation and visualisation › Graphic communication in context › Application and realisation of design › Exploring digital applications › Specialist graphic communication › Final major project

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Photography Foundation Degree (FdA) This exciting, practical and professional programme will enable you to explore photographic practice through the development of appropriate skills and the creation of original artwork using both traditional processes and digital technology. This programme focuses on building the professional, technical, creative and intellectual skills needed for you to be successful in your chosen field. Key elements include local and international trips and residential visits, close relationships with local art organisations providing opportunities to regularly exhibit work, an integrated visiting lecturer programme and a broad range of experience working on both internally and externally set professional assignments and briefs. How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is modular and coursework based, with one module including a practical element. Work will be assessed at key points during the year. A significant part of your time will be spent in the studios, photographic and digital workshops and lecture rooms. Practical teaching is underpinned by an integrated lecture series, tutorial programme and a high level of pastoral support. You will produce an essay and give an oral presentation of your research in the first and second year as part of the critical studies element. You could progress to… On successful completion of the programme you may be able to progress on to the final year of the

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BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Plymouth, apply for a place at another university of your choice or follow your chosen career path through the photographic industries. Please note, there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. You could go on to careers such as… Freelance photographic practice, photojournalism, press and editorial, advertising, event and product photography, exhibiting, curating, teaching, research and postgraduate study. Key information UCAS Code: WW62 FdA/PDA Length: Two year, full time programme or three year, part time programme. How many days a week? You should expect to be in college between two and three days a week. You will have a minimum of 9 hours direct contact time with tutors/lecturers – in addition to this there is workshop time, talks and tutorials. Entry requirements: You will need a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points and GCSE English at grade C (4) or above. All appropriately qualified applicants will also be required to attend a portfolio interview. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Modules (for guidance only): › Introduction to photographic processes › Specialist photographic processes › Collaborative practice › Professional photographic contexts › Advanced photographic practices › Specialist photographic contexts › Progression and independent practice

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Our alumni

Professional Photographer

After the Photography Foundation Degree at Exeter College, I continued on to the University of Plymouth for the final top up year and achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree with First Class Honours. As well as being employed locally, I am now self employed with regular bookings as a professional photographer covering the South West and I am currently working on taking my business full time. I feel that the foundation diploma and degree gave me the time and practice to develop my skills and thinking, as well as decide which path in photography I really wanted to take. I was always pushed to create my absolute best work and something that I felt really proud of. I really enjoyed the freedom that came with the higher education courses, you could take your work in the direction that you wanted with far less restrictions. It was also really rewarding exhibiting work at the end of the unit as you could see all of your hard work on display. Tara studied Photography FdA

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Our students

My programme has a great structure, allowing students to work part time and experience the real world of business and tailored lessons to extract the best results from students, plus a great academic path to further studies. Exeter College is great in terms of equipment, facilities and location. In terms of academic support, well, where do I start? One to one sessions, tailored lessons, practical assessments and even emotional support for those who are in need of it. Long story short, I personally think that it could not be any better! George is studying Business Management BA Ord, which is delivered in partnership with the University of Exeter.

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Faculty of Business and IT The faculty of Business and IT is based in Victoria House on Queen Street. With a city centre location, the provision thrives on the links and interaction with the local business community, and allows students from near and far to engage in university level study that supports the region. We have a dedicated suite for university level teaching and learning that incorporates a boardroom style teaching space, student social space and study areas along with computer rooms, as well as a purpose built IT lab for our computing students. The teaching team have worked with local and national companies such as the Met Office, the Eden Project and John Lewis. Students on our programmes have the opportunity to visit these companies as well as having guest speakers come in to the classroom. Higher Apprentices contribute in to the full time programmes which supports and enhances the student experience.

We have a commitment to developing employer responsive curriculum to produce employable graduates. Recent curriculum developments include a proposed partnership with Young Enterprise to support entrepreneurship and enterprise across the provision. As part of the courses in Business and IT you will have the opportunity to partake in an annual overseas visit to develop your understanding of your subject in an international context whilst having the opportunity to explore a new culture. Previous visits have included Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and Rome.

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Business Higher National Certificate (HNC) This programme is designed to equip you with the core knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in the field of business. This programme covers a broad overview of business allowing you to develop wide ranging skills and knowledge. It has been developed to provide you with the expertise and experience that will benefit employers. How will I be taught and assessed? This programme is modular and coursework based. Most units will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and end of unit tests. Some practical units are assessed by 100% coursework. Teaching methods include formal lectures, practical sessions and role plays, with some units supported by guest speakers. You could progress to… Successful completion of the Business HNC will provide the opportunity to progress to the Business Higher National Diploma (HND) here at our Centre for University Level Studies (see page 45) or alternatively you may wish to seek employment in the industry.

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You could go on to careers such as… Students who complete the HNC in Business have the opportunity to pursue opportunities in a range of fields, depending on their area of interest. Previous students have found careers in the following areas; retail, human resources, marketing, accounts, and corporate sales. Key information UCAS Code: N111 Length: One year, full time programme. How many days a week? Two to three days. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. You will have the opportunity to select a pathway to specialise in (this will be subject to numbers and interest). All pathways will include a research project and organisational behaviour as core units. Modules (for guidance only): › Business and the business environment › Marketing essentials › Human resource management › Management and operations › Management accounting › Managing a successful business project › Business law › Entrepreneurship and small business management

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Business Higher National Diploma (HND) Through a range of practical and theoretical curriculum, this course will equip students with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the field of business. How will I be taught and assessed? This programme is modular and coursework based. Assessment will be a mixture of coursework, which may include essays, portfolios and presentations, as well as practical assessment. Teaching methods include formal lectures and practical sessions supported by guest speakers. You could progress to… You may wish to progress on to the Business Management Bachelor of Arts Ordinary Degree (BA Ord) with us, accredited by the University of Exeter (see page 46). You could also progress on to an honours degree at another higher education institution in a related area, however, this is subject to the institution’s entry and admissions criteria. You could go on to careers such as… Students who complete the HND in Business have the opportunity to branch out in a range of fields, depending on their area of interest and chosen pathway. Previous students have found careers in the following areas; retail management, human resources, further education teaching, marketing (social media management), accounts management and corporate sales.

It is important to recognise that the skills acquired on the programme also allow graduates to set up their own enterprise, fully embracing their potential through self-employment and entrepreneurship. Key information UCAS Code: 022N HND/B Length: Two year, full time programme (with optional exit qualification after one year). How many days a week? Two to three days. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points. Please see pages 26-27 for Level full details. You will hold the HNC in Business, as detailed on page 44, at a Merit profile if entering at HND level. You will have the opportunity to select a pathway to specialise in (this will be subject to numbers and interest). All pathways will include a research project and organisational behaviour as core units. Modules (for guidance only): › Understanding and leading change (Management Pathway) › Global business environment (Management Pathway) › Launching a new venture (Entrepreneurship Pathway) › Managing and running a small business (Entrepreneurship Pathway) › Product and service development (Marketing Pathway) › Digital marketing (Marketing Pathway)

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Business Management Bachelor of Arts Ordinary Degree (BA Ord) Top Up This programme will give you the professional skills needed to thrive and make a difference in a business environment.

Alternatively, it may be possible to enter directly into employment at junior management level or progress on to a graduate recruitment scheme.

Our team of business specialists will encourage you to delve into the many aspects of business. The content of the programme is realistic and relevant and the knowledge and skills gained will equip you well for the world of work. This programme is ideal if you have successfully completed a Business Higher National Diploma (HND) programme or a relevant foundation degree. The programme will build upon the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired and enable you to further develop your specialism in areas such as marketing and management.

You could go on to careers such as… You will be able to pursue jobs in accounting and finance, international business, retail, marketing and human resources. You may also choose to apply for graduate training schemes and graduate roles within both large corporations and small and medium sized enterprises.

How will I be taught and assessed? Teaching will be through a mixture of formal lectures, seminars, visits, guest speakers, practical sessions and academic tutorials. You will engage in a series of activities that will be based upon research of relevant publications and case studies, aimed at developing an underlying knowledge of conceptual issues and an understanding of current developments. You will be expected to study outside lectures. Most modules will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and examinations.

Key information UCAS Code: N200 BA/BM Length: A one year, full time programme. How many days a week? Two days a week plus independent study, research and reading. Entry requirements: Students must hold a HND Business qualification or a suitable HND with a merit profile in a business related study area. An appropriate foundation degree with a grade profile of 50% or above will also be considered. Modules (for guidance only): › Contemporary issues in business › Management decisions › Management project (option) › People management (option) › Financial management (option) › International marketing (option)

You could progress to… Subject to qualifying performance you can progress to the University of Exeter Business School for one year in order to graduate with an honours degree.

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Our alumni

Mobile Forensic Investigator

After studying a Computing HND at Exeter College, I joined the Devon and Cornwall Police as a Data Forensic Technician, first as a contractor and then later was made into a permanent member of staff. I have recently moved into a new role of Mobile Forensic Investigator. My course gave me the foundation in IT that I needed to get my foot in the door. At the beginning of my course I told myself I was going to aim for a distinction. I did this because I didn’t want to fail and I felt that if I aim too high, at least if I failed to achieve my goal, I would at least pass and receive my HND. When I realised that I was on the right course, and was going to actually get a distinction, I felt proud and elated that I was achieving what I had set out to do. Christopher studied Computing HND

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Computing Higher National Certificate (HNC) This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for success in the current and future computing industry sector. It will also prepare you for continued study at Higher National Diploma (HND) level.

You could go on to careers such as… Network engineering, software engineering, cybersecurity or database development in job roles such as: systems analyst, programmer, systems tester, database administrator, IT project manager, IT support technician or security specialist.

Using the faculty’s IT lab facilities, with technical support and modern classroom settings, you will study a broad range of computing topics that give you an overview of this demanding and exciting industry. Practical sessions include troubleshooting and maintaining computer hardware, programming and configuring and managing local computer networks.

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How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is delivered through theoretical sessions and practical workshops. In addition, you will be expected to research topics and complete assignments outside class time. You will be assessed through coursework that can be either written work, question and answer sessions or practical demonstrations. You could progress to… By studying this HNC course, you have a range of opportunities within industrial and commercial organisations where a broad based work related education is desirable. This is an established qualification which is recognised by employers within the industry. This programme also gives you the possibility of progression pathways on to the Higher National Diploma (HND) course in year 2.

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UCAS Code: I099 Length: One year, full time programme. How many days a week? Two days. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS Level, A Level or BTEC Extended Diploma in IT – grades MPP, an appropriate NVQ at Level 3, an Access to Higher Education Diploma or other computing qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. All applicants must have GCSE English and Maths at grade C (4) or above or equivalent. Those without formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Modules (for guidance only): › Programming › Networking › Database design and development › Security › Professional practice › Managing a successful computing project › Computer systems architecture › Data analytics

This course may be studied as part of a Higher Apprenticeship, please see pages 34-35 for further information.

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Computing Higher National Diploma (HND) This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for success in the current and future computing industry sector. It will also prepare you for continued study at honours degree level. Using the faculty’s IT lab facilities, with technical support and modern classroom settings, you will study a range of leading edge computing topics that will prepare you for the challenges faced by this rapidly changing industry. Practical sessions include building, programming and testing robots, performing forensic analysis of computing devices and designing and programming virtual reality applications. How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is delivered through theoretical sessions and practical workshops. In addition, you will be expected to research topics and complete assignments outside class time. You will be assessed through coursework that can be either written work, question and answer sessions or practical demonstrations. You could progress to… By studying this HND course, you will develop skills and understanding of exciting new technologies which will enable you to forge a career within this expanding industry sector. This is an established qualification recognised by employers within the industry.

This programme also gives you the possibility of progression pathways on to university honours degree courses in their year 2 or 3. You could go on to careers such as… Artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, virtual reality development or digital forensics in job roles such as: software engineer, business analyst, IT consultant, robotics engineer, VR system designer or programmer, games software developer or forensics technician. Key information UCAS Code: I100 Length: Two year, full time programme (with optional exit qualification after one year). How many days a week? Two days. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum). You will also hold a Level 4 Computing qualification equivalent to the HNC Computing at Merit level. All applicants must have GCSE English and Maths at grade C (4) or above or equivalent. Those without formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Modules (for guidance only): › Computing research project › Business intelligence › Forensics › Machine learning › Robotics › Virtual and augmented reality development › Games development

This course may be studied as part of a Higher Apprenticeship, please see pages 34-35 for further information.

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Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment The faculty boasts a wide range of facilities for both practical and theory delivery, across a variety of trade and professional disciplines. This includes a dedicated university level study room for quiet study or working with fellow students. For research purposes there is the Learning Resource Centre, with PCs able to deliver the latest AutoCAD packages, as well as a wide range of research and resource materials to help with your studies. The faculty also boasts a dedicated IT suite used for delivery of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card. In support of the CSCS card, the centre is approved to deliver the Site Safety Plus suite of courses. Students on a HNC programme are able to undertake the one week Site Management Safety Training (SMST) scheme. This course and card supports students within their roles in the workplace at managerial level. The faculty also has a dedicated geotechnical lab for students attending our centre on professional based courses. This facility allows students to work with specialist equipment in support of their learning and studies.

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There are opportunities to attend site visits, seminars and other construction and civil engineering related events. Whilst on the programme, those following the civil engineering pathway can apply for their ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) Technician status, with the faculty providing the appropriate training prior to students undertaking the required assessments to gain this world recognised status. The faculty has very good industrial links with local employers as well as our larger industrial partners who are invited in to speak to students, talking about projects they are involved in as well as roles within their organisation and the construction and civil engineering industry.

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Civil Engineering Higher National Certificate (HNC) This part time industry standard qualification is ideal if you are already employed in the civil engineering industry.

The programme also helps you gain an industry standard recognised qualification, with the potential for promotion within your employment.

It is well recognised by employers and provides a variety of topics with an overview across topic areas within civil engineering. You will study eight units, with an emphasis on civils issues and techniques, such as structural design principles and application, site surveying procedures and soil mechanics. You will have opportunities to put your theoretical knowledge into practice with real tasks including site surveying and evaluation site issues, through practical soil mechanics during geotechnical laboratory sessions.

You will be employed as a prerequisite of the entry requirements in careers such as: Site Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician, Land Surveyor, Railway Engineer or technician, Highways Technician or similar related position.

How will I be taught and assessed? You will be taught through a range of subject based discussions, tutorials and lectures with practical sessions in the geotechnical and concrete testing laboratory and use surveying equipment and fieldwork. You will also be involved in small group projects and individual research. Assignments are structured to allow use of evidence from your work related activities and industry experience. Some units may require you to sit tests and examinations, and you may take part in off campus site visits locally. You could progress to… The programme is a requirement for a number of civil engineering careers and provides progress towards technical professional status. Previous students have also continued their studies to a higher level at university.

Key information UCAS Code: Not applicable. Length: A two year, part time programme. How many days a week? One day a week. Entry requirements: This programme is an excellent progression option from the successful completion of the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma in Construction or Civil Engineering. Preference will be given to merit grade students. Students with considerable experience within the industry will also be considered. Modules (for guidance only): › Design principles and application › Group project › Civil engineering construction › Science and materials › Applied mathematics › Site surveying procedures › Structural analysis and detailing › Engineering geology (and soil mechanics)

This course may be studied as part of a Higher Apprenticeship, please see pages 34-35 for further information.

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Civil Engineering Higher National Diploma (HND) This part time industry standard qualification is ideal if you are already employed in the civil engineering industry, have a HNC in Civil Engineering and want to upgrade to a HND before the specification change.

You will be employed as a prerequisite of the entry requirements in careers such as: Site Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician, Land Surveyor, Railway Engineer or technician, Highways Technician or similar related position.

It is well recognised by employers and provides a variety of topics with an overview across topic areas within civil engineering. You will study eight units, with an emphasis on civils issues and techniques, such as hydraulic principles and applications, law and contract and advanced civil engineering. You will have opportunities to put your theoretical knowledge into practice with real tasks.

Key information UCAS Code: Not applicable. Length: A two year, part time programme. How many days a week? One day a week. Entry requirements: This programme is an excellent progression option from the successful completion of the HNC in Civil Engineering. Preference will be given to merit grade students.

How will I be taught and assessed? A range of subject based discussions, tutorials and lectures with practical sessions. You will also be involved in small group projects and individual research. Assignments are structured to allow use of evidence from your work related activities and industry experience. Some units may require you to sit tests and examinations, and may take part in off campus site visits locally.

Modules (for guidance only):

You could progress to… The programme is a requirement for a number of civil engineering careers and provides progress towards technical professional status. Previous students have also continued their studies to a higher level at university. The programme also helps you gain an industry standard recognised qualification, with the potential for promotion within your employment.

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› Management principles and application › Research project › Advanced civil engineering › Hydraulic principles and applications › Applied mathematics for complex

engineering problems › Health and safety › Project management › Law and contract

Please note there may be a change to the Awarding Body’s specification for this programme, please speak to us before applying to ensure that it meets you needs.

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Construction Higher National Certificate (HNC) This industry standard qualification is well recognised by employers and provides a variety of topics to offer a well-rounded understanding of all areas of construction. It is ideal if you are already employed in the construction sector. You will study eight units, with an emphasis on higher level construction techniques, design and management of the construction process as well as how services are incorporated into building and the legal aspects of construction. You will have opportunities to put your theoretical knowledge into practice on site visits and in practical sessions in our purpose built Construction Training Centre. How will I be taught and assessed? You will take part in off campus site visits and undertake practical sessions in the concrete laboratory, geotechnical laboratory and use surveying equipment. You will also be involved in small group projects and individual research. Assignments are structured to allow use of evidence from your work related activities and industry experience. Some units may require you to sit phase tests and end of unit tests. You could progress to… The programme satisfies the requirements to become an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Building and offers progression into a range of construction careers, including site managers and building

surveyors. Previous students have also continued their studies to a higher level at university, in courses such as Construction Management, Building Surveying and Building Control. Key information UCAS Code: Not applicable. Length: A two year, part time programme. How many days a week? One day a week. Entry requirements: This programme is an excellent progression option from the successful completion of the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma in Construction or Civil Engineering. Preference will be given to merit grade students. Students with relevant industry experience will also be considered eligible. Modules (for guidance only): › Design principles and application › Health and safety › Research project › Law and contracts › Science and materials › Management principles and application › Conversion and adaption of buildings › Employer related group project

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Faculty of English, Languages and International Baccalaureate The faculty of English, Languages and International Baccalaureate is delighted to host the Foundation Degree in Creative and Professional Writing in partnership with the University of Plymouth. We have developed a range of facilities and external partnerships to support our programme and to give students the very best higher education experience. In collaboration with the college’s Learning Resource Centres, we offer a range of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction texts which are further enhanced by the online materials available to students on our programme. The faculty also hosts a series of talks and workshops from visiting writers and this further enhances our students’ contact with a variety of forms of writing.

FdA have increased future progression opportunities. Our lecturing staff are all experienced, committed and highly supportive and many are published or active writers. Furthermore, students studying with the faculty often comment on the strength of the team’s pastoral care and we offer a supportive and nurturing environment to ensure everyone has the very best chance to succeed. We look forward to welcoming you to English, Languages and IB.

Our faculty works hard to foster links with potential employers and local arts and cultural organisations. In the past we have been proud to work in collaboration with organisations such as the Northcott Theatre, the Glorious Art House and the Exeter Phoenix to ensure students progressing from the

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Creative and Professional Writing Foundation Degree (FdA) This exciting course will support your personal and professional development as a writer, from establishing your own voice to honing your technique and learning the skills you need to negotiate the industry and publish your work.

there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Other progression routes are possible. You could go on to careers such as… Students will develop transferable skills which will support progression to employment as a writer or in other relevant settings such as teaching, broadcasting, research, education and advice roles, arts management, administration, heritage, teaching English as a foreign language, editing, and publishing.

The course will enhance your practical writing skills through engaging with a wide variety of forms and genres. The emphasis on work related learning throughout the course will give you the professional skills you need to communicate effectively with employers, research and pitch for freelance writing briefs, promote and publish your work online and understand the current commercial demands and opportunities within the writing industry. Contact with local employers, practising writers and industry professionals through guest lectures and workshops will help you to build a portfolio of work and launch your writing career.

UCAS Code: 6T4S

How will I be taught and assessed? Modules will be delivered through lectures, seminars and workshops. Assessment will be carried out in a range of forms, including portfolios of original writing, presentations, reflective journals and essays. You could progress to… On successful completion, you may be able to progress to the BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth. Please note,

Modules (for guidance only): › Research for writers › Short fiction › Writing for a digital age › Building a portfolio 1 and 2 › Writing for performance › Text and transgression › Writing for children and young adults

Key information Length: A two year, full time programme. How many days a week? Teaching is likely to be timetabled across three days a week. Entry requirements: 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS, A Level or BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, an Access to Higher Education Diploma (see pages 32-33) or other qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. Applications from students with non-traditional qualifications are welcome. You may be invited to attend an interview and provide a brief portfolio of your writing.

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Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive The Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive faculty is one of the most up to date college facilities in the country and it is continuing to expand. We aim to offer the best and most relevant university level education to the widest range of students who are capable of studying at this level. The faculty is situated close to Exeter’s Science Park and has become a provider of choice for students who live in the south west of England. We provide excellent lecturers, who all have relevant industrial experience for the subjects they teach, modern classrooms, workshops and facilities, all aided by exemplary learner support. We have a high percentage of adult students from industry and their input in the classroom ensures that all the courses are relevant and up to date. This also enables us to build strong relationships with many engineering companies and institutes in the area to further enable you to progress in this field once you graduate.

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As a minimum, we also arrange an annual visit to a relevant engineering location and have access to numerous other industrial locations to support your learning.

New Centre for Advanced Industrial Automation Cutting edge robotics and engineering technology is at the heart of our new world class multi-million pound centre of excellence. This extension to our landmark Technology Centre will train the next generation of engineers. The centre features workshops and laboratories which will be used for engineering, robotics, automated manufacturing, rapid prototyping and 3D printing.

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Our students

100% Our Aircraft Engineering FdEng course has a fantastic 100% employment rate shortly after completion of the course.

The lecturers at the Flybe Training Academy have been a massive support for us and have always been there for us to speak to if needed. They made the lessons interesting and got us involved a lot which helped us broaden our understanding and enjoy coming to college. I would recommend Exeter because of the opportunities that it will open up for me. Lauren is studying Aircraft Engineering

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Aircraft Engineering Foundation Degree (FdEng) Based at our purpose built Technology Centre and at the state of the art Flybe Training Academy, this progression programme from the ‘Flybe Diploma’ will provide you with the theoretical and practical skills to become a licensed aircraft engineer. On successful completion of the foundation degree and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) modules, you will have the knowledge and recognition to continue your practical experience within the aircraft industry, to ultimately apply for, and gain, your EASA Part 66 B1.1 licence. As part of your programme we aim to take trips to further your learning. You will also receive Maintenance Experience (ME) at the Flybe New Walker Hangar, working on live, in-use aircraft which use the latest technology. How will I be taught and assessed? The programme balances assignments and examinations in almost equal measure. You will undertake formal lectures, workshop practical training and Maintenance Experience (ME) in the specialist facilities at the Flybe Walker Hangar. You could progress to… Successful completion of the programme provides you with the knowledge and industry recognition to ultimately apply for the Civil Aviation Authority Engineers B1.1 licence after the appropriate practical experience on live aircraft. This

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allows successful candidates to work in an EASA organisation which is recognised internationally. Previous students have secured employment within the aerospace industry. You can also progress on to the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) at Kingston University which is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society. You could go on to careers such as… Working in the aerospace industry with companies such as Flybe, British Airways and Air Canada. Key information UCAS Code: 2H60 Length: A two year, full time programme. This course forms part of the 4 year Flybe Diploma and cannot be joined directly as a university level programme. How many days a week? Five days a week. Entry requirements: You will need to have attended and passed Year 1 and 2 of the BTEC Level 3 in Engineering which is part of the Flybe Diploma in Engineering, see website for details. Modules (for guidance only): › Aerodynamics and aircraft electronic techniques and digital systems › Mathematics and physics for practitioner engineers › Aircraft and their systems › Aircraft practical and higher education study skills › Aircraft materials, hardware and maintenance › Electrical engineering fundamentals

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I liked the fact the course was made up of different subjects which rotate and the practical element breaks it up well too. The support at college was very good. I would recommend my course – it’s definitely beneficial if you want to get experience along with your studies. I am now topping up my degree to an honours degree part time so getting the hands on experience whilst studying.

Our alumni

Aircraft Mechanic

Ollie studied Aircraft Engineering

Ollie has recently beaten competition from across the UK to win the coveted Coachmakers Sir Sydney Camm Scholarship 2017. The scholarship is awarded to a UK student who has shown outstanding ability, determination, ambition and potential.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC and HND Top Up Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC has been developed to help those looking to develop a career as an electrical/ electronic engineer. As part of the course you will enhance your problem solving skills by studying topics such as electronic principles and electrical power. In addition, you will develop modern practical skills such as computer-aided design (CAD), PLC programming and embedded microcontrollers. You will be using industry standard technologies such as Solidworks, Mitsubishi PLCs, NI Multisim and PIC microcontrollers. Based in the state of the art Technology Centre, you have the choice between a full time or part time programme, in which you will achieve a HNC qualification in either one or two years respectively. On completion, you will be offered the opportunity to progress to a HND with a further year of study (please note, there is a deadline for applications and places may be subject to availability). You will study a number of core modules alongside your specialist modules and apply theories and techniques to real world examples. How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is assignment assessed. In small classes, you will have formal lectures and undertake laboratory work and develop a practical investigating approach to learning. Taught by industry experts, you will apply theory to practical working situations.

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You could progress to… All previous students have either gained employment, achieved a promotion or progressed their career with increased responsibility, following this programme. The course uses units designed by industry leading bodies. Key information UCAS Code: 7HV2 (HNC) / 7HV3 (HND) Length: One year full time (two days a week) or two years part time (one day a week) to gain a HNC with the opportunity of an additional two years to gain the HND (one day a week). It may be possible, by negotiation with the Head of Faculty, to arrange delivery by individual units to suit your requirements. Entry requirements: A minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from AS Level, A Level or AVCE programmes which includes mathematics and physics, BTEC National Diploma/ Certificate/Extended Diploma including at least merits in mathematics and Electrical and Electronic Principles (EEP), GNVQ Advanced, an Access to Higher Education Diploma (see pages 32-33) or other qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. Consideration will be given to mature applicants who have relevant industrial experience. An interview will be required. Modules (for guidance only): › Programmable logic controllers › Applications of microcontrollers › Electrical power › Quality and business improvement › Advanced computer-aided design

This course may be studied as part of a Higher Apprenticeship, please see pages 34-35 for further information.

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Manufacturing Engineering HNC and HND Top Up This programme has been developed to help those looking to develop a career in a modern manufacturing environment. You will study automation technology, computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), using industry standard technologies such as Solidworks, Mitsubishi PLCs, NI Multisim and PIC microcontrollers. Based in the state of the art Technology Centre, you have the choice between a full time or part time programme, in which you will achieve a HNC qualification in either one or two years respectively. On completion, you will be offered the opportunity to progress to a HND with a third year of study. You should either be employed by, or intend to pursue a career in a relevant industry. You will study a number of core modules alongside your specialist modules. Modules will develop your understanding of a wide range of engineering techniques and provide you with the analytical tools and concepts necessary to understand the technical and managerial issues you may face in an engineering career. You will apply theories and techniques to real world examples. How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is assignment assessed. In small classes, you will have formal lectures and undertake laboratory work and develop a practical investigating approach to learning. Taught by industry experts, you will apply theory to practical working situations.

You could progress to… All previous students have either achieved a promotion or progressed their career with increased responsibility. The course uses units designed by industry leading bodies. Key information UCAS Code: H7U9 (HNC) / 3D7C (HND) Length: One year full time (two days a week) or two years part time (one day a week) to gain a HNC with the opportunity of an additional two years to gain the HND (one day a week). It may be possible, by negotiation with the Head of Faculty, to arrange delivery by individual units to suit your requirements. Entry requirements: A minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from AS Level, A Level or AVCE programmes which includes mathematics and physics, BTEC National Diploma/ Certificate/Extended Diploma including at least merits in mathematics and either Electrical and Electronic Principles (EEP) or mechanical principles, GNVQ Advanced, an Access to Higher Education Diploma (see pages 32-33) or other qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. Consideration will be given to mature applicants who have relevant industrial experience. An interview will be required. Modules (for guidance only): › Computer-aided manufacturing › Programmable logic controllers › Planning and scheduling › Advanced computer-aided design › Quality and business improvement

This course may be studied as part of a Higher Apprenticeship, please see pages 34-35 for further information.

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Mechanical Engineering HNC and HND Top Up This programme will help those looking to develop a career as a mechanical design or test engineer. During the course you will enhance your problem solving skills by studying topics such as fluid mechanics and mechanical principles. You will also develop the skills needed to realise your designs in topics such as computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. You will be using industry standard technologies such as Solidworks, Mitsubishi PLC’s, NI Multisim and PIC microcontrollers. Based in the state of the art Technology Centre, you have the choice between a full time or part time programme, in which you will achieve a HNC qualification in either one or two years respectively. The Top Up is to gain a HND with a third year of study. You should either be employed by, or intend to pursue a career in, a relevant industry. You will study a number of core modules alongside your specialist modules. Modules will develop your understanding of a wide range of engineering techniques and you will apply theories and techniques to real world examples. How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is assignment assessed. In small classes, you will have formal lectures and undertake laboratory work and develop a practical investigating approach to learning. Taught by industry experts, you will apply theory to practical working situations.

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You could progress to… All previous students have either achieved a promotion or progressed their career in a job with increased responsibility, following this programme. You may also wish to continue your studies. Key information UCAS Code: 8BHG (HNC) / 9BHG (HND) Length: One year full time (two days a week) or two years part time (one day a week) to gain a HNC with the opportunity of an additional two years to gain the HND (one day a week). It may be possible, by negotiation with the Head of Faculty, to arrange delivery by individual units to suit your requirements. Entry requirements: You will need a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from AS Level, A Level or AVCE programmes which includes mathematics and physics, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate/ Extended Diploma including at least merits in mathematics and mechanical principles, GNVQ Advanced, an Access to Higher Education Diploma (see pages 32-33) or other qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. Consideration will be given to applicants who have relevant industrial experience. An interview will be required. Modules (for guidance only): › Fluid mechanics › Computer-aided manufacturing › Advanced computer-aided design › Engineering design › Materials engineering

This course may be studied as part of a Higher Apprenticeship, please see pages 34-35 for further information.

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Our alumni

Engineer My course aided me in terms of my career by giving me the skills to perform higher level thinking. This was in terms of business structure, mathematics and engineering concepts. In terms of personal development, it grew my self-confidence in presentations and group discussions. I think the mixture of pure mechanical engineering units and business units in the HND gave me a balanced view on how to approach my job role. It made you think outside the detail of day to day engineering, to give you a more rounded view. The smaller groups made class discussions easier and describe our own work experiences. Abigail studied Mechanical Engineering HNC and HND Top Up

Abigail is now working as an engineer with MB Aerospace Newton Abbot Ltd.

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Our students

I have really enjoyed the topics and I can apply them to my part time job. I have also really appreciated the lecturers and how supportive they have been so far, for us to all do well and achieve the grade we deserve. I am hoping to join the police force and progress through the ranks. I have always been interested in becoming a Police Officer and after completing the course it is the natural step for me to join the force. I really like the working environment, and the LRCs have loads of resources that I am able to use for my course. The support for students is incredible, if you ever need to just have a chat, there is always someone on hand to listen and try and understand how they can help. James is studying Public Services FdSc

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Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services The faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services (HCP) is a vibrant, outstanding and inclusive faculty, in which students experience an exceptional learning environment consisting of a wealth of diversified and personalised learning opportunities. This is intended to facilitate students’ preparation for the world of work and/ or for further study, but also to help them become active citizens able to make a unique contribution to the community in which they live. This is the cornerstone of our HCP university level provision, comprising a range of foundation and honours degrees.

All our university level programmes offer small size classes, concise timetables, professional and pastoral support, excellent professional links, progression opportunities and, above all, space for all students to achieve their potential.

2015 In 2015 Exeter College was awarded the UK quality mark for higher education (QAA)

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Our students

Studying at a higher level at Exeter College you save money. Also, there are small groups so there is plenty of time for discussion, plus I have learnt an awful lot from the people that I studied with and there is time to get to know each other. The teaching staff are excellent, really good quality teaching. It is really convenient studying at college too. Timetables are really sensible - having contact hours in a day and half altogether means that is good for people that want to work or have families, as you can get all of that done in one part of the week. Then obviously you are expected to do a lot of studying at home but you can fit that in as and when. There are good resources, including online journals and things like that. The library staff are really helpful. The college and the course I studied offered everything that I needed. I have thoroughly loved it.

Sharon studied Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) Top Up

Sharon is now studying a Health and Social Care BSc Honours Top Up Degree at Exeter College and is planning on applying for the PGCE in Post Compulsory Education also at Exeter College.

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Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) This employment related programme is ideal if you are seeking a career with, or are already working with, young children. The programme covers a wide range of topics related to the care, wellbeing and education of young children. You will undertake a work placement in an early years setting one day per week during the programme, ensuring you have the practical skills and experience needed for employment. Small class sizes mean that you will enjoy peer support and opportunities to work collaboratively and our links with local employers ensure that you will be well placed for further training and employment. How will I be taught and assessed? You will have opportunities to work collaboratively, gain practical work experience, undertake an independent study module and visit outside organisations. Assessments will include practical demonstrations, presentations, coursework and work based projects. You could progress to… Most students continue on to the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies or BA (Hons) Education Studies at the University of Plymouth. Postgraduate qualifications could include qualified teacher status, early years teaching or the masters degree in social work. Please note, there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Alternatively, some students go straight into employment within an early years setting.

You could go on to careers such as: Children’s centre manager (directly), nursery manager (directly), primary teaching (with postgraduate qualification) or social work (with postgraduate qualification). Key information UCAS Code: X310 FdA/EY Length: Two year, full time or three year, part time programme. How many days a week? Full time - two days of taught sessions, one day of placement and two days of study. Part time - one day of taught sessions (may be two half days), one day placement and one day of study. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS Level, A Level or AVCE programmes, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate – grades MPP/ MM, GNVQ Advanced, an appropriate NVQ at Level 3, an Access to Higher Education Diploma (see pages 32-33) or other qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. You will also need GCSE English language and maths - grade C (4) as a minimum - for this programme and GCSE grade B or C (5 or 4) in English, maths and science if you wish to progress on to Qualified Teaching Status. You will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Guidance about DBS applications will be given by the college. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Modules (for guidance only): › Safeguarding children within early

years environments › Rethinking, values, diversity and rights › A child study › Children with specific individual needs › Curriculum activities

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Health and Social Care Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) This programme provides you with the critical skills and experience required for a variety of roles within the health and social care sector, including health education and promotion, housing, community work, residential care and drug and alcohol services. You will benefit from our strong industry links, with expert guidance and assessment feedback direct from employers. You will also complete a minimum of 50 hours vocational work experience in the health and social care sector. The broad subject area allows you to tailor your assignments to your specific vocational interests.

Sociology at the University of Plymouth or move into direct employment. Please note, there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. You may also progress directly into employment in the health, care, voluntary and charitable sectors. You could go on to careers such as… Working in the wider health and social care sector, pursuing further university studies such as the BSc courses mentioned above, following which a MSc/MA degree in a relevant subject can be completed. Key information UCAS Code: L510 FdA/HSC

How will I be taught and assessed? You will have access to dedicated university level facilities, e-learning and mixed media resources within the faculty and enjoy visits from guest speakers from the industry. You will demonstrate your skills using reflection, presentations, IT and guided research. Assessment is coursework based, with some modules including practical assessment. You will attend a mixture of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and seminars.

Length: Two year full time or three year part time programme.

You could progress to… The designated progression route is the University of Plymouth’s Health and Social Care Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (BSc Hons) Top Up Year 3 at our Centre for University Level Studies. Alternatively, you may be able to progress on to the BSc (Hons)

Modules (for guidance only): › Lifespan psychology › Personal and professional development › Law and social policy › Ethics in health and social care › Introduction to sociology › Reflective practice

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How many days a week? The contact time takes place over two consecutive days but hours can vary from one to two full days. Additional time is required for research and writing up for assessments, placements etc. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points. You will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Guidance about DBS applications will be given by the college. Please see pages 26-27 for full details.

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Health and Social Care Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (BSc Hons) Top Up The Top Up degree in Health and Social Care will be an excellent way to enhance your existing qualifications and open up new career possibilities. The programme will enable you to expand on the knowledge and skills gained whilst studying the foundation degree. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing your research skills, critical thinking skills and vocational practice. You will benefit from our strong industry links, with expert guidance and assessment feedback direct from employers. You will also complete a minimum of 100 hours vocational work experience in the health and social care sector. The broad subject area allows you to tailor your assignments to your specific vocational interests. How will I be taught and assessed? You will have access to dedicated university level facilities, e-learning and mixed media resources within the faculty and enjoy visits from guest speakers from the industry. You will demonstrate your skills using reflection, presentations, IT and guided research. Assessment is coursework based, with some modules including practical assessment. You will attend a mixture of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and seminars.

progress on to a Level 7 masters degree programme. Progression to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is also an option (see page 86). You could go on to careers such as… You may progress directly into employment in the health, care, voluntary and charitable sectors or pursue further university studies, as mentioned above. Past students have gone on to work in PR in the health and social care sector and to complete a PGCE with the scope to become a primary school teacher. Key information UCAS Code: T28V Length: One year full time or a two year part time programme. How many days a week? The contact time takes place over two consecutive days but hours can vary from one to two full days. Additional time is required for research and writing up for assessments, placements etc. Entry requirements: Completion of a Level 5 foundation degree or equivalent (120 credits at Levels 4 and 120 at Level 5). Modules (for guidance only): › Contemporary issues in health and social care › Work based learning › Evidence based practice › Inter-agency and partnership working › Dissertation

You could progress to… On successful completion of the programme, you have the opportunity to continue your learning and

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Public Services Foundation Degree (FdSc) The programme covers topics relevant to a wide variety of public service careers, including those in the emergency services, the armed forces, the NHS, councils, probation and prison service, voluntary sector, and private sector organisations. You will undertake a work experience placement and research project and benefit from the college’s strong links with local voluntary and public service organisations. The programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be of immediate value as a public services employee, or contribute to your professional development if you are working in the public services. How will I be taught and assessed? You will gain a valuable insight into the public services from a range of guest speakers and lecturing staff with service experience. Teaching will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and guided research. Employers will be involved in practical activities and assessments and you will visit a variety of public service organisations. You could progress to… Many students move directly on to a career in the public services and begin voluntary work alongside their studies. Successful students may also be able to progress to either of two University of Plymouth programmes, namely the BSc (Hons) Public Services Top Up, at our Centre for University Level Studies or BSc (Hons) Public Services (Policing)

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Top Up currently at the University of Plymouth. Alternatively, it is possible, under certain circumstances, to progress on to the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Top Up at our Centre for University Level Studies. Please note, there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. You could go on to careers such as… Working in the wider public services sector, pursuing further university studies such as the BSc (Hons) Public Services (Policing) Top Up course following which a MSc/MA degree in a relevant subject can be completed. Key information UCAS Code: L430 FdSc/PS Length: Two year full time programme or a three year part time programme. How many days a week? The contact time takes place over two consecutive days but hours can vary from one to two full days. Additional time is required for research and writing up for assessments, placements, etc. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points. You may need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Guidance about DBS applications will be given by the college. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Modules (for guidance only): › The English legal system › Political economy – governance and policy › Diversity – values and rights › Communication and customer care › Understanding deviancy, crime and its effects › Public sector performance management

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Public Services Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (BSc Hons) Top Up The Top Up degree in Public Services will be an excellent way to enhance your existing qualifications and open up new career possibilities. The programme will enable you to expand on the knowledge and skills gained whilst studying for a Foundation Degree in Public Services or have accumulated 240 credits from other relevant degrees, typically after 2 full time years (or the equivalent part time) of university studies. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing your research skills, critical thinking skills and vocational practice. You will benefit from our strong industry links, with expert guidance and assessment feedback direct from employers. You will also be expected to complete a recommended amount of 20 hours vocational work experience in the wider public services sector. The broad subject area allows you to tailor your assignments to your specific vocational interests. How will I be taught and assessed? You will have access to dedicated university level facilities, e-learning and mixed media resources within the faculty and enjoy visits from guest speakers from the industry. You will demonstrate your skills using reflection, presentations, IT and guided research. Assessment is coursework based, with some modules including practical assessment. You will attend a mixture of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and seminars.

You could progress to… On successful completion of the programme, you have the opportunity to continue your learning and progress onto a Level 7 masters degree programme. Progression to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is also an option (see page 86). You could go on to careers such as… You may progress directly into employment in the health, care, voluntary and charitable sectors or pursue further university studies, as mentioned above. Past students have gone on to work in PR in the health and social care sector and to complete a PGCE with the scope to become a primary school teacher. Key information: UCAS Code: 417N Length: This is a one year full time programme or a two year part time programme. How many days a week? The contact time takes place over two consecutive days but hours can vary from one to two full days. Additional time is required for research and writing up for assessments, placements etc. Entry requirements: Completion of a Level 5 foundation degree or equivalent (120 credits at Levels 4 and 120 at Level 5). Modules (for guidance only): › Contemporary issues in the public services › Human resources management › Ethics in the public services › Policy formation and partnership working › Advanced research project

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Faculty of Media and Performing Arts University level courses in the Media and Performing Arts faculty are designed to get graduates working when they leave. We know how important it is to be ready for employment, with the right contacts, the right skills and the self-confidence to get in to the industry you want to join. We have lecturers who work in the industry and are up to date in what employers need. We have facilities that help you achieve the best, with Mac editing suites, music performance spaces, a radio station and a fully digital TV studio. Our contacts with industry are numerous and highly recommended in external reports. We have ongoing links with local, regional and national media businesses and bring many of them in for workshops. We have also presented key events with industry leading collaborators, such as the BBC, which have brought together a host of industry professionals for networking, tips and advice.

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Each faculty aims to run trips and visits to enhance your learning, in the past students on this programme have had the opportunity to work in Prague and other European cities on video productions, and have taken part in a range of festivals throughout the year in music and media. Above all, we are most proud of our ability to work in a bespoke way with students in a friendly setting, with supportive staff who help to nurture and develop a student in to a professional, ready to excel in their chosen field.

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Our students If you’re unsure on which career path to follow within the industry, this course will certainly help you make a decision due to the variety of film making that goes on. I have really enjoyed studying alongside the people on my course - they’re all eager, passionate characters who are working towards the same goal as you. We help each other out and make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable for one another. Not only this but people in our course want to focus on different aspects of film making, for example Nick wants to be a sound operator and Felix wants to be a cameraman - we help each other in our films and feed off other people’s knowledge about equipment and such like. At Exeter College I strongly feel like I have a lot of support, which is the key reason as to why I enjoy it so much. If you need help, it’s there. Bonnie is studying Film and TV FdA

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Film and TV Production Foundation Degree (FdA) This programme will train you in the professional aspects of film and TV production. You will work independently and in production teams, making programmes, films and discussing issues that relate to moving image production. This will mean engagement with live events, documentary, creative drama and magazine based programming. An essential aspect of the programme is learning how to manage large projects and work effectively in a team. You will have opportunities to undertake work experience by making content for local organisations. Students have previously worked with Exeter Chiefs, the NHS, Flybe and the Civil Aviation Authority. Through masterclasses, workshops and lectures from industry professionals and companies such as Two four Productions, we will provide you with the academic and technical skills needed to achieve your creative potential. How will I be taught and assessed? Assessment is coursework based, with some modules including practical assessment. A significant proportion of your time will be spent in the college’s professional standard TV studio, Mac suite and lecture rooms. Practical and theoretical teaching is integrated with a high level of pastoral support, tutorials and technical expertise. Work will be assessed at key points during the year and will include both practical and written aspects.

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You could progress to… On successful completion of the programme you may be able to progress on to the final year of the BA (Hons) Media Arts at the University of Plymouth, apply for a place at another university of your choice or follow your chosen career path through the film and TV production industries. Please note, there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. You could go on to careers such as… › Freelance filmmaking › TV and film production › Marketing › Digital production › Postgraduate study Key information UCAS Code: P311 FdA/TP Length: Two year, full time programme or three year, part time programme. How many days a week? Three days a week. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Experience of work may also be considered to gain entry to this programme. Modules (for guidance only): › Magazine and promotional TV › Factual film and TV production › Creative film and TV production › Contextual studies › Independent study or elective option

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Journalism Foundation Degree (FdA) This programme aims to get you working in journalism. It is very practical, and aims to equip you with the essential skills plus more for working in today’s changing industry. That means helping you get better at writing, learning how to use social media for journalism, reporting the news, staying within the law, learning how to edit video, use Photoshop and to write in a range of different styles and types. Our staff are writers and journalists, working part time so they can stay connected to the business. On this programme we love magazines, the news, radio and video. We’ll teach you what you need to know to become an independent writer, and how to become skilled at using social media as an integral part of your work. We also help you keep up to date with the important debates and current thinking around the business. Learning in the workplace is important throughout the course - recent work experience placements have included regional and national newspapers and magazines and you may hear from guest speakers as a part of this programme. How will I be taught and assessed? This is a practical as well as academic programme with a great deal of support as you go. Modules will be delivered through practical workshops and discussions. Assessments will be through a mixture of practical work, presentations, coursework, and work based projects. We will set you up as self-employed in year two and show

you how to pitch ideas to editors, get jobs, get paid and become your own one person business. We focus on employment and, through work placements and getting your work published, we aim to give you a work ready CV by the time you leave. You could progress to… A wide range of progression routes are possible. You may be able to progress to the BA (Hons) Journalism at Plymouth Marjon University. Please note, there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Other progression routes are possible. You could go on to careers such as… Feature writer, news reporter, magazine editor, magazine designer, radio presenter, online site editor and video programme maker for short-form video (with editing skills). Key information UCAS Code: PP35 FdA/JPM Length: Two year, full time programme or three year, part time programme. How many days a week? Approximately three days a week. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Modules (for guidance only): › Feature journalism › Broadcast journalism › TV journalism › Independent study with a specialist module, such as sports reporting or creative writing › Magazine production › Research and employment skills

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Music (Creative Musicianship) HNC and HND Top Up You will be working with your lecturers, peers and outside agencies to develop your skills in music performance, production and marketing, with an emphasis on the creative side of music making. This is an exciting course which is well resourced and largely taught at the specialist Kay House building on the University of Exeter Duryard Campus. There will be an emphasis on accessing a broad range of musical specialisms in year one, streaming into your career focused specialist area in year two. This will form the basis for the highly successful work based experience module, in which you can negotiate your own work experience in an aspect of the music industry which suits your career goals. You will have opportunities to develop your own compositions and to realise them through studio recording and live performance. You will benefit from being a senior member of the Centre for Music Performance and will have access to music industry visits, including talks, workshops and masterclasses, as well as trips to see live performances from industry professionals and free individual tuition on your chosen instrument. How will I be taught and assessed? You will study a series of coursework based units. There are no exams, but all coursework is moderated by an external examiner. You will have opportunities for work based learning. Semi-professional work you undertake outside the centre may be eligible for assessment as part of your coursework portfolio.

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You could progress to… The vision of the course is that by the end of year two you will have gained sufficient experience and developed your CV to the extent that you will have the skills to apply for opportunities in the music business or in a range of other media. You could also apply to progress to a BA (Hons) Music programme at a variety of universities in the UK. Please note, there is a UCAS deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Previous HND students have gone on to professional session work, music teaching and performance. You could go on to careers such as… Singer-songwriter, live performance, session musician, composer, music producer, music teacher, live sound engineer and music and arts management. Key information UCAS Code: 2L3M HND/M Length: Two year, full time programme (with optional exit qualification after one year). How many days a week? Approximately two days depending on timetabling. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points. At least one qualification must be in a music performance or technology subject. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Modules: (for guidance only): › Composing for film, TV and video games › Work based experience › Song writing skills › Performance studies › Creative music technology › Personal and professional development

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Jared is studying Music (Creative Musicianship) HND

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Our students

What I find valuable about my course is that it doesn’t specialise in one particular area but a whole spectrum of the music industry. It has made me more productive and knowledgeable, to the point where I have started to utilize what I’ve learnt during my course outside of my education - it has supported me in my employment prospects.

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Faculty of Sport, Leisure and Tourism The faculty is lucky to boast fantastic facilities such as a brand new 3G training and playing facility, large sports hall, including a working sports therapy clinic, and our popular Central Fitness gym. Our outstanding facilities will help you to achieve your best. If you are studying Outdoor Adventure then you will benefit from learning in the innovative, award winning Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre. Many of our university level programmes will also be able to take advantage of all that our Exwick Sports Hub has to offer. You will learn from our dedicated staff who are academically trained, as well as being professionals in their industry. You will find our lecturers have a strong team spirit and will encourage you to have a strong work ethic. We try to offer a wide range of trips and visits to both support students’ learning as well as build links to the industry with the local community. These include guest lectures, professional coaching courses and educational trips and visits. We are proud of our local and regional industry links which will help you to progress.

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These include:

› Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club › Exeter City Football Club › The University of St Mark & St John › Haven Banks Outdoor

Education Centre › The Sports Therapy Organisation (STO) › PGL Leisure › Active Devon And many more… If you choose to study the Coaching and Fitness Foundation Degree you can choose to specialise in rugby, run in conjunction with Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club. This bespoke pathway is for high performance rugby players who want to combine their rugby programme with a foundation degree. Please contact our Advice Team for more information.

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Our alumni

Professional Referee

In 2010, I was offered my first professional contract with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and took control of my first Aviva Premiership game later that year. Now a few years older I have refereed over 70 Aviva Premiership matches and officiate in the European Champions Cup as well as Internationals around the world. Being part of the current World Rugby Referee Panel places me in the top 18 worldwide and gives me an opportunity to referee at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The support and education I received at Exeter College was immense and played a huge role in getting me to where I am today. The staff were always incredibly inspiring and having the availability of higher education courses on my doorstep allowed me to achieve my career whilst underpinning an excellent education for life after sport.

Luke studied a Coaching Foundation Degree at Exeter College, followed by a top up year at the University of St Mark & St John

Luke is now a highly successful Professional Referee with the Rugby Football Union. He recently volunteered as a Guest Speaker at the Exeter College Apprenticeship Awards.

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Applied Outdoor Adventure Foundation Degree FdA The Applied Outdoor Adventure programme enables you to obtain the knowledge and qualifications required for starting your own business in the outdoor industry. You will study at a state of the art outdoor education centre, within the heart of Exeter. This unique learning environment ensures that you will have hands on experience of working and operating within the real world of outdoor education. You will experience a variety of outdoor activities and work within an operational outdoor pursuits centre working with schools, colleges and the community. Employer involvement and hands on learning are integral to the programme. You will benefit from the college’s employer links. How will I be taught and assessed? You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including coursework, exams and presentations. The programme will combine the development of personal practical skills, as well as the theoretical aspects covered within lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities and research. You could progress to… You could progress on to the Outdoor Adventure Education (BA Hons) degree at the University of St Mark & St John. Alternatively, you could establish your own business or seek employment in the outdoor adventure industry. Transferable skills such as business management, marketing methods, leadership, coaching and assessment of risk also lend themselves to other outdoor careers, such as the armed forces.

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You could go on to careers such as… Previous students have found work in the outdoor industry with some of our partnered organisations, such as PGL, TrekCo and Haven Banks OEC. Others have started their own businesses; such as running outdoor educational programmes for children with special needs and setting up an outdoor photography business working with the latest cameras, drones, recording equipment and technology. Alternatively, you could progress on to the third top up year at the University of St Mark & St John. Key information UCAS Code: X900 FdA/ OAE Length: Two year, full time programme. How many days a week? Two days a week. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS Level, A Level or AVCE programmes, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, GNVQ Advanced, an appropriate NVQ at Level 3, an Access to Higher Education Diploma (see pages 32-33) or other qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. Please note, an A Level in General Studies does not count towards the 64 UCAS tariff points. You should have some experience of outdoor sports, a positive attitude and a commitment to independent studies. Modules (for guidance only, some modules are awaiting validation): › Outdoor Business and Finance › Coaching in the Outdoor Industry › Experiential learning: land and water skill › The nature and scope of the outdoor industry › Outdoor environments and expeditions › The science of self for outdoor adventure › Outdoor adventure journeys in a water and mountainous environment › Outdoor and environmental education

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Our alumni

Adventurer

I went on to finish my degree at Marjon University. I have recently started working with Wildspace Adventures teaching outdoor education and heading up marketing. I have also got plans to spend one month in New Zealand and a further month helping build homes in Nepal. When starting the course I had very few ideas on what I wanted to do at the end. However, after being introduced to the industry during my time studying I have developed a true passion for the outdoors. I developed an abundance of personal skills such as team work, leadership and organisation. All of these skills have helped me throughout my degree and entering the working world. I enjoyed so much of my time at Exeter College and find it almost impossible to pin point one moment that stands out more than the rest. However, meeting new people and making new friends has to be the best part of studying at Exeter College. I was lucky enough to make friends with people from all over the world and will treasure these friendships forever.

Sam studied Applied Outdoor Adventure FdA

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Coaching and Fitness Foundation Degree (FdSc) This programme is ideal if you have an interest and experience in coaching, instructing or teaching sport and physical education (PE). You will study the science behind sporting activity and develop the skills and knowledge needed for careers in the rapidly expanding coaching and fitness industries. You will visit the University of St Mark & St John and University of Exeter laboratories. You will also enjoy use of Exeter College’s Central Fitness gym, the brand new sports hall and the Exwick Sports Hub and fitness labs. How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is delivered by a combination of lectures, seminars, practical sessions, lab sessions and group work. The majority of the programme is assessed through course work, which will take the form of written reports, presentations, practical sessions, case studies and seminars. There are some timed assessments and examinations. You could progress to… You can progress directly on to the third year of a number of related Bachelor of Science/Arts Honours (BSc/ BA Hons) degree programmes at the University of St Mark and St John. Past students have entered the teaching and coaching professions, as well as sports development, sports management and administration roles.

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You could go on to careers such as… Teaching, lecturing, coaching, sports development, personal training and lifestyle consultancy. Key information UCAS Code: C600 FdSc/CF Length: Two year, full time programme. You can also study part time. How many days a week? Two days a week (usually Monday and Thursday in year one, and Tuesday and Friday in year two). Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points including GCSE grade C (4) or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent). GCSE Science at grade C (4) or above (or equivalent) is desirable. Please note, an A Level in General Studies does not count towards the 64 UCAS tariff points. If you have a Level 3 qualification it needs to be in an appropriate discipline e.g. BTEC National Diploma in Sport, AS Level/A Level subjects to include one of PE, Psychology, Biology, Sociology, or other qualification such as NVQ3, CYQ, massage qualification etc. Sporting involvement is desirable, for example, as a coach or competitor. Modules (for guidance only): › Leadership and management in sport › Principles of coaching and instruction › Coaching development › Fitness analysis and programming › Fundamentals of strength and conditioning › Sports participation, health and performance

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Football Coaching and Development Foundation Degree (FdA) The Football Coaching and Development Foundation Degree is a two year full time course which is ideal for people with a keen interest in football coaching, sport development or PE.

St John to study a range of degree courses including: BA (Hons) Football Development and Coaching, BA (Hons) Sport Coaching, BA (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching or BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science.

The course runs in partnership with Exeter City Football Club, utilising their extensive knowledge of football coaching and development from their community initiatives to their elite performance programme. Work placements provide you with the opportunity to practically apply your extensive knowledge base gained throughout the course. Opportunities will be provided to achieve Football Association (FA) endorsed coaching qualifications to enhance employability. Additional qualifications available include: Futsal Level 1, FA Level 1, and 2 coaching courses, FA Youth Awards (Module 1 and 2) and UEFA B Licence.

You could go on to careers such as… Teaching and coaching professions, as well as sports development and administration roles. Former students include the Foundation Phase Lead Coach at Exeter City Football Club’s Youth Academy, a Devon FA Football Development Officer and a PE Teacher.

How will I be taught and assessed? The programme is delivered by a combination of lectures, seminars, practical sessions, lab sessions and group work. This will include practical sessions on our brand new 3G pitch at Exwick Sports Hub. The majority of the programme is assessed through course work, which will take the form of written reports, presentations, practical sessions, case studies, seminars and examinations. You could progress to… Students have the opportunity to directly progress on to a third year at the University of St Mark &

Key information UCAS Code: CC67 FdA/FCD Length: Two years, full time programme. How many days a week? Two days a week. Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points including GCSE grade C (or grade 4 on most recent tariff) in both English Language and Maths (or equivalent). GCSE Science at grade C or above (or grade 4 on most recent tariff) is desirable. Your level 3 qualification should include an appropriate sporting discipline e.g. BTEC in Sport, A Level in Physical Education, CYQ Fitness Instructor. Mature students with appropriate vocational experience will also, be considered. Sporting involvement is desirable, for example, as a coach or competitor. Modules (for guidance only): › Introduction to performance analysis › Essentials of sports science for coaching › Foundations of coaching and instructing › Coaching theory and methods

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Sports Therapy Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sports therapy is becoming increasingly popular and this programme integrates academic learning and the development of practical skills to an advanced level. There is a strong emphasis on practical experience and a range of activities that encourage an understanding of well established principles. As part of the course you will run a sports massage and sports injury clinic internal to the college and you will be involved in working with Sports Academy students pitch side at training and competitions. We have strong relationships with Exeter City Football Club and Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club, where we offer placements. There are also external speakers and courses to develop your employability skills.

You could go on to careers such as… Previous graduates have secured employment in the industry by working with sports clubs and teams, working in sports therapy clinics, becoming self employed sports therapists or lecturing. It is also possible to progress on to masters level study, on completion of a full honours degree. Key information UCAS Code: BC36 FdSc/SpTh Length: Two year, full time programme. You can also study part time. How many days a week? Up to three days a week.

How will I be taught and assessed? You will learn through lectures, seminars, practical sessions, lab sessions and group work. The majority of the programme is assessed through practical exams, written reports, presentations, practical sessions, case studies and seminars. There are some timed assessments and examinations.

Entry requirements: You will need 64 UCAS tariff points including GCSE grade C (4) or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent). Please note, an A Level in General Studies does not count towards the 64 UCAS tariff points. GCSE Science at grade C (4) or above (or equivalent) is desirable. Level 3 qualifications need to be in an appropriate discipline e.g. BTEC National Diploma in Sport, AS Level/A Level subjects to include one of Physical Education (PE), Psychology, Biology, Sociology, or other qualifications such as NVQ3, CYQ, and massage qualification. You will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

You could progress to… You could progress to the University of St Mark & St John and study a Sports Therapy Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (BSc Hons) in the third year, or you have the opportunity to progress on to any honours degree related to sport.

Modules (for guidance only): › Functional anatomy › Soft tissue techniques › Sports injury and rehabilitation › Fitness testing and programming › Clinical practice › Applied research in work based learning › Applied sports therapy techniques

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Our students

Before studying the Sports Therapy FdSc I completed a Sports Excellence and Performance Level 3 BTEC Diploma at Exeter College. I have enjoyed meeting, making new friends and gaining knowledge about what actually happens when an injury occurs and getting hands on in how to treat and rehabilitate it. Also, I am able to deal with real client injuries and treat them. Emily is studying Sports Therapy FdSc

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Teacher Education University of Exeter Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training) full time This Level 6/7 programme is for those who wish to enter the profession in a full teaching role in post 16 education and training. This programme is studied over one year, full time and contributes to professional formation QTLS status. It includes a teaching placement within Exeter College. Entry is for graduates only. You will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Academic entry requirements: › A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) relevant to the subject the student is planning to teach, with a classification of 2:2 or above › Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)

professional formation QTLS status. You will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please see pages 26-27 for full details. Academic entry requirements: › Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) relevant to the subject the student is planning to teach and/or relevant experience of the subject › Grade C or above in GCSE English (or equivalent) and Maths at Level 1* *Candidates who wish to progress to QTLS status must achieve a Level 2 qualification in maths as a pre-requisite for that status

If you are interested in other Teacher Education courses such as the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (City and Guilds) and TAQA (City and Guilds), please refer to the Exeter College Adult Learning Guide, visit our website or email: teachereducation@exe-coll.ac.uk

University of Exeter Certificate in Education (CertEd) (incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training) part time This Level 4/5 programme is for those who have a full teaching role in further, adult and work based education and training. This programme is studied over two years part time, and requires a minimum of 75 hours per year subject teaching, and contributes to

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Thank you for taking the time to read about our Centre for University Level Studies. Please contact us for more information or to arrange a tour of our facilities. Key dates:

Your notes:

› Apply: September 2018 - January

2019. The UCAS deadline is 6pm on 15th January 2019, however we accept applications directly through college throughout the year

› A Level Results Day and Clearing

hotline opens: 22nd August 2019

› Enrol: first week of September 2019 › Start your course: September 2019

Open Events take place throughout the year - please check our website for details.

Key contacts: Further information is available from these contacts: Advice Team for advice on applications, programmes, facilities, accommodation and finance headviser@exe-coll.ac.uk College website for direct applications and current programme information exe-coll.ac.uk International Office for advice on additional requirements for international students international@exe-coll.ac.uk UCAS website for online applications, tariff calculator and supporting information ucas.com Student Finance England for advice on student loans and funding information gov.uk/student-finance Courses may be subject to change - see the website for up to date information: exe-coll.ac.uk

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