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DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION 2017


INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE

Artist’s impression of the new building

The new University Centre Farnborough building will open in 2016, providing you with a: • Bright, open area for study and socialising • Modern library facility • Quiet study environment • Coffee bar

VISIT US The best way to experience University Centre Farnborough is to see it for yourself. Attend an Open Event to explore the options that can shape the rest of your life, where you can: • Attend a presentation • Speak to our professional teaching staff • View our fantastic facilities • Find out more about student finance

THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2016, 5.30 – 7.30PM TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2016, 4 – 7.30PM WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH 2017, 5 – 8.30PM WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017, 4 – 7.30PM THURSDAY 22 JUNE 2017, 5 – 8.30PM Book your place at an Open Event via farn-ct.ac.uk/openevents.

University Centre Farnborough at Farnborough College of Technology Boundary Road Farnborough Hampshire GU14 6SB

01252 407040 info@farn-ct.ac.uk farn-ct.ac.uk facebook.com/UniversityCentreFarnborough instagram.com/farnboroughgram


DISCOVER OUR RANGE OF COURSES STARTING IN 2017 We hope this guide will give you a stimulating introduction to the diverse subject areas we offer at Farnborough, and that you will visit our website, or open event, to discover what each course can offer you. There are lots of good reasons to pursue higher education or a degree course, and you will discover that all universities provide great explanations for why you might choose to study with them. It is important that you make your decision based on which college or university provides you with what you need as an individual to succeed. We believe that personal support, access to facilities and an environment that brings out the best in you are all essential – no matter what your background is. FARNBOROUGH AT A GLANCE Our degree programmes are validated by the prestigious University of Surrey, assuring you of the highest level of academic and quality standards. Many of our courses are work-focused and taught by industry professionals, so you can show employers you have the practical, real-world skills needed to succeed. We have an excellent reputation for quality. The Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest accolade to reflect this, while as a college Ofsted considers us Outstanding.

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I now work as a business manager for an IT company, voted second best place to work for in the UK! I’ve developed my skills through training and experience and have moved to Manchester to take on the responsibility of looking after the Northern offices. The course helped me by teaching me about all the different areas of business in detail, giving me a broad knowledge base that was attractive to employers. The teachers were great and the classes were small, meaning we got a lot of support if we needed it – something big universities can’t offer to the level Farnborough can. Ellen Thompson Business Graduate

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OPEN EVENTS

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WELCOME

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YOUR PLACE OF STUDY

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WHAT STUDYING AT UCF MEANS FOR YOU

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TRAVELLING TO UCF

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THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR SUCCESS

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PAVING THE WAY TO A CAREER

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YOUR ROUTE TO A QUALIFICATION

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WHAT’S STOPPING YOU?

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CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

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FINANCE

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OUR COURSES AT A GLANCE

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APPLYING FOR A COURSE

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VISITING US

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OTHER INFORMATION

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YOUR PLACE OF STUDY UNIVERSITY CENTRE FARNBOROUGH SHARES ITS STAFF AND FACILITIES WITH FARNBOROUGH COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY. HERE YOU WILL DISCOVER INDUSTRY-STANDARD FACILITIES THAT PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR CAREER AND REPLICATE THE PLACES YOU WILL WORK AFTER GRADUATING.

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY SURREY SPORTS PARK Students are entitled to a discounted membership at the University of Surrey’s world-class facilities, featuring climbing, netball, basketball, volleyball, swimming and more. See surreysportspark.co.uk to find out what is offered.

FARNBOROUGH AEROSPACE AND AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY Our purpose-built workshops contain a machine shop, welding classroom, full-size vehicle workshop and more. GALLERY RESTAURANT Exquisite dishes are served to visitors at our training restaurant, where students become professionals. GYM Our modern gym features laboratory equipment and is available for all students to use.

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LIBRARY An extensive collection of books, journals and electronic resources are available in our brand new facility. MAC SUITES Students on a creative programme will use Apple technology with industry-standard software. PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO The professional workspace includes tethered Macs and professional lighting equipment. TV AND RADIO STUDIOS Advanced editing suites, lighting equipment and FM broadcast facilities provide a hands-on experience.

LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTRE The University of Surrey’s five-storey centre gives you reference access to thousands of books and journals – physical and electronic – as well as audio and image collections. Visit surrey.ac.uk/library to find out more.


RECEIVING A DEGREE VALIDATED BY THE PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITY OF SURREY STUDYING IN SMALL CLASSES

LEARNING A MIX OF ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE WITH PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

WHAT STUDYING AT UCF MEANS FOR YOU EXPERIENCING A PERSONALISED COURSE

DEVELOPING THE SKILLS THAT EMPLOYERS VALUE

We have received the highest quality judgements from the Quality Assurance Agency.

TAKING YOUR CURRENT QUALIFICATIONS FURTHER

Farnborough College of Technology, which manages University Centre Farnborough, is rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.

Our degrees are validated by the University of Surrey, ranked 4th in the Guardian University Guide 2016.

WE ALSO WORK WITH

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TRAVELLING TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE FARNBOROUGH YOU CAN EASILY TRAVEL BY TRAIN TO ONE OF FARNBOROUGH’S THREE STATIONS FROM THE LOCATIONS FEATURED BELOW. THE CAMPUS IS ALSO CLOSE TO THE A3 (16 MINUTES) AND M3 (10 MINUTES) MOTORWAYS, WITH LOCAL BUS SERVICES STOPPING OUTSIDE THE CAMPUS TOO.

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MINUTES FROM LONDON WATERLOO TO FARNBOROUGH MAIN

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Sat Nav users should use GU14 6SB as their destination.

MINUTES FROM BASINGSTOKE TO FARNBOROUGH MAIN

Oxford Watford Greenwich

Richmond Newbury

Reading Surbiton

Basingstoke Andover

Woking

FARNBOROUGH

Guildford Crawley

Winchester

Chichester

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MINUTES FROM READING TO FARNBOROUGH NORTH

Southampton

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MINUTES FROM GUILDFORD TO NORTH CAMP

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MINUTES FROM SURBITON TO FARNBOROUGH MAIN

The closest railway station, Farnborough Main, is less than a mile away and on the mainline between Southampton and London Waterloo. North Camp and Farnborough North railway stations are also close, providing links with Reading, Gatwick Airport and Guildford.

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MINUTES FROM WOKING TO FARNBOROUGH MAIN

Brighton


I recently made the move to freelance video editor, having been a videographer and editor for a company previously. My course gave me an insight to what I wanted to pursue a career in, and a broad understanding of the media environment. This allowed me to focus on what I found most interesting. The tutors were probably the best part of my time at Farnborough. They are passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. Will Brown Media Production Graduate

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THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR SUCCESS

… A CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENT Choose the subject area that inspires and challenges you, and will ultimately pave the way to a rewarding career. To get a head-start on your career or postgraduate course, our fasttrack degrees can trim an entire year off your studies – and could save you money. We recommend exploring: • Honours Degrees • Fast-track Degrees • HNCs and HNDs • Higher Level Apprenticeships

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… A FARNBOROUGH COLLEGE STUDENT Take your existing qualification to the next level with the familiar and supportive environment that developed your current specialist skills. We recommend exploring: • Honours Degrees • Fast-track Degrees • HNCs and HNDs • Higher Level Apprenticeships


… LOOKING TO GO FURTHER IN MY CURRENT JOB Whether you have studied at university or not, our professional courses keep your knowledge and skills current, and give you nationally-recognised qualifications to complement your experience in the workplace. A work-based degree or professional qualification may also be the missing piece needed to build your career. Your experience of employment is valuable and there are great opportunities to build on this foundation. We recommend exploring: • Professional Qualifications • Work-based Degrees

… LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE Studying as a mature student can help you change direction in life, or give you the chance to start a course that you were unable to before – perhaps because of a busy lifestyle or work commitments. This is the time to explore a subject you find interesting or rewarding. Experience is valuable and we encourage you to apply no matter what previous qualifications you have.

… AN EMPLOYER Enhancing your workforce’s skills and knowledge is good for business, encourages loyalty and helps motivate your team. The government provides a number of incentives to help students pay for new qualifications. This often means there are no upfront fees. See page 18 for more details. Talk to us about: • HNCs and HNDs • Professional Qualifications • Higher Level Apprenticeships

We recommend exploring: • Honours Degrees • Fast-track Degrees • HNCs and HNDs • Professional Qualifications

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PAVING THE WAY TO A CAREER HIGHER EDUCATION AND DEGREE COURSES CAN OPEN DOORS TO NEW CAREERS, LARGER EARNINGS AND GREATER JOB SATISFACTION; SO CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE WILL BE AN IMPORTANT DECISION FOR YOU. You will need to know what steps you should take to reach both your career and personal goals. Fortunately, you can find out what these steps are in a few simple ways: • Speak to our Information Team for impartial advice and guidance by email via info@farn-ct.ac.uk or by calling 01252 407040. • Use the National Careers Service to research job profiles and their entry requirements, as well as for impartial advice and career planning at nationalcareersservice.direct. gov.uk. • Visit the UCAS website and you will find a wide range of information about choosing a university, a course, and what the alternatives are: ucas.com/ucas/ undergraduate/getting-started. • Discover undergraduate career opportunities using prospects. ac.uk, which also provides detailed profiles on employers, job sectors and postgraduate study options. We also recommend researching specific job roles to find out what skills or qualifications you may need. This could include: • Work experience • Postgraduate qualifications • Membership of a professional body 12

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THE CASE STUDIES BELOW SHOW HOW UCF HAS HELPED STUDENTS REACH THEIR GOALS, AND WILL HELP YOU THINK ABOUT WHERE YOUR STUDIES MIGHT TAKE YOU.

ALLY ROBINSON

GEORGIE HEATH

Ally returned to education as a mature student and took her passion for photography to Master’s level.

Georgie’s drive to help children, combined with Farnborough’s supportive environment, meant she made great progression from her GCSEs to a 2.1 Honours degree.

A Levels – Part-time BA Hons Photography NOW MFA (Master’s Photography)

Level 2 BTEC Childcare and Education Level 3 BTEC Childcare and Education Foundation Degree in Early Years Care and Education BA Hons Early Childhood Studies NOW Working for Action for Children as a Children’s Services Worker


CHARLOTTE RIMMINGTON

RITA CHEN

LUKE THEAKSTON

Charlotte made the most of her fast-track degree at Farnborough by progressing to a Master’s degree upon graduation.

Rita joined Farnborough after a career in IT and raising a family. She is now preparing to train as a secondary school maths teacher.

Luke’s passion for sport led him from football scholarships to a range of jobs, including Academy Coach & Conditioning Coach at Ujpest FC in Hungary and Sport Scientist at AFC Ajax.

“The intensive nature of the degree and accompanying skills I have learned have helped with the sheer amount of work that is required in a Master’s course”. A Levels

Worked in IT industry and raised children Foundation Degree in Learning Support NOW

BSc Hons Psychology and Criminology

BA (Hons) in Education

Master’s in Investigative Psychology

Preparing for a School Direct teacher training position through UCAS to teach maths at secondary school level.

NOW Working as a Claims Investigator for BUPA

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“It’s easy to enjoy my job when I work for the world’s greatest football academy”. BTEC National Diploma Sport and Exercise Science BSc Hons Sports Science (Human Performance) MSc Human Movement Science (Amsterdam) NOW Working as a Sports Scientist for AFC Ajax University Centre Farnborough 2017 | farn-ct.ac.uk

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YOUR ROUTE TO A QUALIFICATION YOUR EXPERIENCE

OUR COURSES

Higher education is an option for all. Our typical entry requirements are measured in terms of the UCAS Tariff, which is based on grades from post-16 qualifications, but we welcome students from all backgrounds to apply as we value the work and life experiences students bring to our courses.

We offer a variety of study options to suit your goals, background and work commitments; providing flexibility and plenty of options for the future.

Examples of students’ backgrounds could include: • A Levels • Access to Higher Education Diploma • International Baccalaureate • Level 3 BTEC/OCR Diploma • Professional or specialist qualifications • Relevant work experience as a mature applicant

TYPICAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s Honours Degrees: 72 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) Bachelor’s Fast-track Joint Honours Degrees: 72 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) Foundation Degrees: 48 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) Top-up Degrees: Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification HNC & HNDs: 48 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) Based on UCAS’s new tariff 14

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BACHELOR’S HONOURS DEGREES • Typically take three years to complete • Provide a pathway to postgraduate study, including Master’s degrees • Graduates can pursue relevant graduate training schemes • Students graduate with either a BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in arts, science or engineering respectively BACHELOR’S FAST-TRACK JOINT HONOURS DEGREES • Take two years to complete • Available in Humanities and Social Sciences degrees • Three years of work condensed into two • Require an ability to commit to an intense programme of study • Lower overall fees for full degree • Students graduate with either a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in arts or science respectively FOUNDATION DEGREES • Take two years to complete • Equivalent to first two years of a Bachelor’s Honours Degree • Focus on vocational areas of a subject • More accessible entry requirements • Provides a pathway to study a third year to ‘top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Honours Degree TOP-UP DEGREES • Take one year to complete • Convert an HND or Foundation Degree to a full Bachelor’s Honours Degree HNC & HNDs • Take between one and two years to complete • Teach skills for a specific career • Equivalent to the first and second year of a Bachelor’s Honours Degree • Provide a pathway to study a third year to ‘top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Honours Degree


ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA If you missed out on a formal qualification at college, this course can improve your confidence, refresh your skills and prepare you for starting a university-level course. You will: • Experience the same facilities as our degree students • Find out what it is like to study here • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification equivalent of two to three A Levels, so you can use it as a route into higher education here at University Centre Farnborough or elsewhere. The course takes one year to complete, or two years parttime. You could study: • Allied Health Professions • Art, Design & Photography • Humanities • Law • Sciences • Social Sciences An Advanced Learner Loan could cover the costs of a Diploma and be written off if you go on to complete an eligible higher education course. Visit farn-ct.ac.uk for details on applying.

I currently work as a systems developer for a private school in Berkshire, where I mainly develop web applications. The variety of modules that were taught helped me a lot to get this job. All the knowledge I gained while I was at Farnborough are directly responsible for where I am today. I’d advise students to not be reluctant in trying new challenges; the tutors are helpful and talented, and will guide you in what you are trying to achieve. Mausam Shrestha Computing Graduate University Centre Farnborough 2017 | farn-ct.ac.uk

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WHAT’S STOPPING YOU?

TIP Search for Student Loans Mythbusting online for Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ advice, including how some students will never have to repay their full loan.

HIGHER EDUCATION CAN UNLOCK A NEW CAREER AND A NEW LIFE. HOWEVER, WE UNDERSTAND IT IS NATURAL TO BE HESITANT WHEN MAKING THE DECISION TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL.

Some of the reasons for thinking a university level education is not within your reach may not be accurate. These examples show you how to overcome what may be stopping you from pursuing your dream career.

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‘IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE’ Thanks to a range of loans and bursaries, university level courses are available to people of all backgrounds. Typically, students take out a tuition fee loan to cover their course fees. This covers the full cost of tuition, meaning there is no upfront fee to pay and your repayments will be based on your income after you finish your course, not what you borrowed. Plus, there is no age limit for tuition fee loans. See page 18 for other support you may be entitled to. ‘I’VE BEEN OUT OF EDUCATION FOR TOO LONG’ Your experiences outside of the classroom may be as valuable as those in it, due to the fact many of our degrees are focused around a particular career. Our Access to Higher Education Diploma is also available to students who would benefit from honing their study skills or gaining enough experience to apply for a university level course. You should not assume that university-level courses are not for you. Get in touch with us to explore your options!

‘UNIVERSITIES ARE BIG AND OVERWHELMING’ As a student at Farnborough you will be studying on a quiet campus with small class sizes; and if you studied at college here you will already know several of the teachers and classrooms too. ‘I DON’T THINK I’LL HAVE ENOUGH TIME’ Some of our degrees are taught with part-time attendance, while our professional courses are taught in the evenings. Some of our courses are also tailored to fit around your work commitments too, be sure to ask us about how your work, family and study commitments can be balanced. ‘I HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN TO LOOK AFTER’ Thanks to our onsite nursery, Bookworms, you can have your children cared for close by while you study. Ofsted confirmed the Good standard of the nursery in 2015, which has a baby unit, toddler room, preschool room and outdoor play area.


CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Our Careers Service is there to make sure that you are prepared to begin your career with the right experience, skills and knowledge for your chosen profession. You can book a 1:1 appointment with a Careers Advisor to discuss the following: • What to do at the end of your course and what you can do in the meantime • How to plan your career and what your next steps might be • Any further study or training you may need to achieve your career plans • Opportunities to enhance your employability skills, including communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills • Ways you can improve your interview skills and show off your strengths • Advice on producing successful CVs and job applications • Ways for you to network and meet potential employers effectively • Whether self-employment is right for you and how to go about it

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The CV writing sessions we received helped tremendously… from the 10,500 applicants for a position at Jaguar Land Rover I was one of just 300 to be accepted. Sophie Heaver Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

of Farnbourough graduates employed or in further study

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FINANCE TUITION FEES You do not have to pay tuition fees upfront if you are from England and studying for your first degree or other higher education qualification. Government loans are available from Student Finance England to cover your fees and help towards your living costs. Visit gov.uk/studentfinance for the most up-to-date information and how your own circumstances may affect what you receive. STUDENT FINANCE If you are a full-time student going into higher education for the first time, you could be eligible for: • A loan to pay your tuition fees • A loan to help pay for your living costs • Extra help, such as scholarships and bursaries Use the online student finance calculator to check how much you could be eligible for. PART-TIME STUDENTS Part-time students are eligible for a tuition fee loan. Studying part-time could give you flexibility over the way you study, boost your career prospects and allow you to learn while you earn. The online student finance calculator will give you an idea of what loans and support is available. WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO PAY BACK Your loan repayments will be based on your income, not what you borrowed. You will only make repayments when your income is over £21,000 a year. 18

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APPLYING FOR STUDENT FINANCE You can apply for student finance from the February before your degree is due to start. You should apply by May to get the money before the start of your course, but you can still apply after that. Applications are made online at gov.uk/studentfinance. OTHER SUPPORT You may also be eligible for a Disabled Students’ Allowance, Dependants’ Grant or Special Support Grant in some circumstances.

STUDENT FINANCE CALCULATOR Visit gov.uk/student-financecalculator to estimate what loans and funding you could receive.

This information was correct in March 2016 and is subject to change.

UNIVERSITY CENTRE FARNBOROUGH BURSARY Many students are eligible to receive £2000 cash in their first year of study, paid for by University Centre Farnborough. This is means tested and some students can continue to receive this in their second and third years as well. More information can be found online at farn-ct. ac.uk/ higher-education.

HOW YOUR LOAN REPAYMENTS COULD SHAPE UP Subject to inflation and changes from the government Your income per year

Monthly repayments

£21,000 and under

£0

£25,000

£30

£30,000

£67

Source: https://www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan/what-you-pay


OUR COURSES AT A GLANCE UCAS Code

Course starts

Website

FdA Business Management (work-based)

N202

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/businessdegrees

BA (Hons) Business Management

N201

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/businessdegrees

BA (Hons) Business Management (top-up)

NN12

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/businessdegrees

CIPD Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management (subject to approval)

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses

CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting – Operational Level

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing

See website

See website

farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses

CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses

CIPD Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Human Resource Management (subject to approval)

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses

CIMA Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/accounting

AAT Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting                                                       

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/accounting

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business & Professional Administration

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/accounting

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/accounting

Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/accounting

Business

Other courses available

Apprenticeships available

Business: Service Sector Management FdA Management (Hospitality)

NN86

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/management

FdA Management (Salon and Spa)

NN87

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/management

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/food-beveragecookery

II00

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/computing

HND Computing and Systems Development II10 (subject to approval)

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/computing

BSc (Hons) Computing (top-up)

I100

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/computing

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/counselling

Apprenticeships available Higher Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management

Computing HNC Computing and Systems Development (subject to approval)

Counselling Therapeutic Counselling

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UCAS Code

Course starts

Website

FdA Early Years: Care and Education

X310

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/earlyyears

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (top-up)

X312

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/earlyyears

FdA Early Years: Education and Practice (work-based)

X311

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/earlyyears

BA (Hons) Early Years Education and Practice (top-up) (work-based)

XL15

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/earlyyears

FdA Learning Support

4J66

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/education

BA (Hons) Education (Learning Support) (top-up)

4G45

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/education

Professional Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning)

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/education

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning)

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/education

HNC/HND in Aeronautical Engineering (subject to approval)

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering

HNC/HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (subject to approval)

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering

HNC/HND in Manufacturing Engineering (subject to approval)

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering

HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering (subject to approval)

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering

BEng (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering (top-up)

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering

Level 4 Apprenticeship in Engineering: Electronics

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering

Level 4 Apprenticeship in Engineering: Manufacturing

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering

Level 4 Apprenticeship in Engineering: Mechanical

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering

BA (Hons) Criminology with Sociology

LL33

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/jointhonours

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

CL83

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/jointhonours

BA (Hons) English Literature with Sociology

QL33

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/jointhonours

BA (Hons) English Literature with Psychology

CQ83

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/jointhonours

BA (Hons) English Literature with Criminology

QL31

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/jointhonours

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology

CL84

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/jointhonours

Early Years

Education: Learning Support

Education: Lifelong Learning

Engineering

Apprenticeships available

Fast-track Joint Honours

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UCAS Code

Course starts

Website

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

319B

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (top-up)

4T7P

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

B900

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/health

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services

See website

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses

Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management

See website

Rolling start dates

farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses

BA (Hons) Media Production

HP63

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

BA (Hons) Media Production (top-up)

P311

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

BA (Hons) Media Production (Documentary) P310

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

BA (Hons) Media Production (Film)

P396

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

BA (Hons) Media Production (Radio)

P395

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

BA (Hons) Media Production (Television)

PR34

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

BA (Hons) Photography

7Q4B

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

BA (Hons) Photography (top-up)

B93G

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/media

FdSc Personal Training and Fitness (work-based)

C600

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/sports

BSc (Hons) Sport Science (Human Performance)

C601

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/sports

BSc (Hons) Sport Science (Sport Coaching)

C610

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/sports

BSc (Hons) Sport Science (Human Performance) (top-up)

C601

September 2016 or 2017

farn-ct.ac.uk/sports

Graphic Design

Healthcare FdA Healthcare Practice Other courses available

Media Production

Photography

Sport Science

PLEASE CHECK ONLINE FOR SPECIFIC COURSE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALTERNATIVE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. SOME COURSES ALSO REQUIRE QUALIFICATIONS IN SPECIFIC SUBJECTS OR GCSEs. Discover more about our courses online or at an open event | farn-ct.ac.uk

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APPLYING FOR A COURSE FULL-TIME COURSES To apply for a course you can complete an application through the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) via ucas.com. You can also apply direct to University Centre Farnborough at farn-ct.ac.uk/applydirect. The UCAS service allows you to: • Track the status of your application • View the details of any offers made • See information on student finance • Watch videos to help with your application INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS We welcome applications from international students with qualifications considered equivalent to our general entrance requirements. The process for applying is the same as the fulltime courses above. If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your application; IELTS 6.5 is required. STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY If you consider yourself to have any kind of disability please include this information in your application. This allows us to make sure you have any support you need in place before beginning your course.

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Once we have received your application the relevant admission tutors will carefully consider it. Remember, we consider applicants on an individual basis and encourage people from a range of educational and professional backgrounds to apply. YOUR OFFER Usually, you will receive a conditional offer that is based on any pending examination results. If you already have all your results, from current or previous qualifications, you are more likely to receive an unconditional offer.

USEFUL INFORMATION

University Centre Farnborough’s UCAS code is F66. Our usual application deadline via UCAS is during the January before you wish to start, although it is possible to apply direct to us at any time. Visit ucas.com or telephone 0371 468 0 468 for all deadlines and information on applying. Any questions? Contact our Admissions office by email at admissions@farn-ct.ac.uk or by telephone on 01252 407028.

Although it is our policy to interview applicants where we feel it is necessary, you may be offered a place without an interview where we feel we have sufficient information. YOUR DECISION If you are made an offer, you can either: • Accept it as a firm or insurance place through UCAS • Decline it by contacting us as soon as possible • Defer it by contacting us to tell us your plans STARTING A COURSE You will receive all of the information needed to start your course soon after making your decision.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE We are happy to consider applications for entry to later stages of a course on the basis of higher education qualifications gained at another college or university or have relevant experience from employment or voluntary work.


VISITING US

University Centre Farnborough at Farnborough College of Technology Boundary Road Farnborough Hampshire GU14 6SB

UNIVERSITY CENTRE FARNBOROUGH SHARES ITS CAMPUS AND FACILITIES WITH FARNBOROUGH COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY.

WOKING M3

FRIMLEY

BROOKWOOD

FARNBOROUGH NORTH FARNBOROUGH

FA R N B O R O U G H

UNIVERSITY CENTRE FARNBOROUGH

FARNBOROUGH AIRPORT

NORTH CAMP

A331

ASH VALE

A325

ASH

GUILDFORD

ALDERSHOT WANBOROUGH

A3

ALDERSHOT

A31

OTHER INFORMATION CAR SatNav users should use GU14 6SB as their destination. Free car parking is available to all visitors and students. TRAIN Basingstoke – London Waterloo line Farnborough Main Station 0.9 miles Guildford – Reading line North Camp Station 1.6 miles Farnborough North Station 1.5 miles BUS Visit traveline.info to find out which routes are available to you.

DISCLAIMER The college undertakes to take all reasonable steps to provide educational services in the manner set out in this prospectus and in any further document issued to you, should you become a student of the college. The college reserves the right to cancel, or suspend or modify in any way the matters contained in this prospectus. The college will make every effort to alert applicants in the event of a course being unlikely to run as soon as it is aware. Applicants will then be helped to be alternatively placed.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY We believe that all students and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstance. We are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and cooperation. We appreciate that a culture which promotes equality will create a positive environment and a shared sense of belonging for all who work, learn and use the services of our college.

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OPEN EVENTS THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2016, 5.30 – 7.30PM TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2016, 4 – 7.30PM WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH 2017, 5 – 8.30PM WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017, 4 – 7.30PM THURSDAY 22 JUNE 2017, 5 – 8.30PM Book your place at an Open Event via farn-ct.ac.uk/openevents. Information from this guide can be made available in other formats. Please contact 01252 407558 so we can provide you with a format that is best suited to you.

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