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DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION 2016

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VISIT US The best way to experience University Centre Farnborough is to see it for yourself. Attend an Open Day to explore the options that can shape the rest of your life.

Visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/ opendays for full details, including parking and travel information.

OPEN DAYS Meet staff, students and explore your options.

7 OCTOBER 2015, 2PM 9 MARCH 2016, 2PM 23 JUNE 2016, 5.30PM – 7.30PM You will have the chance to attend a presentation, speak to teaching staff about the course you are interested in and view our fantastic facilities. CAN’T MAKE THOSE DATES? We may be able to arrange an alternative visit for you. Speak to our team on 01252 407557 for a friendly chat to find out more. TASTER DAYS We also hold course-specific taster days where you can discover more about your chosen subject area. To register your place, contact 01252 407557.

SPORT – 27 JANUARY 2016 CHILDCARE AND EARLY YEARS – 24 FEBRUARY 2016 MEDIA – 9 MARCH 2016

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

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A WARM WELCOME to our latest range of courses starting in 2016. I 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 Day, to discover each course’s full details. Choosing a degree course and new place of study is one of the most important and exciting decisions you will make. Whether you are still at school or college or are a mature student who has been in employment, I am confident that this guide will provide you with the inspiration to make that all-important decision. Our degree programmes are awarded by the University of Surrey which assures you of the highest level of academic and quality standards. We were reviewed in 2012 by the QAA and awarded the highest accolade for our university-level provision, something of which we are justifiably proud. Students benefit from small class sizes and structured tuition. The close rapport between students and academic staff is often commented upon by graduating students as a factor in their success. Why not see what we offer for yourself and visit one of our Open Days? Christine Slaymaker CBE Principal University Centre Farnborough  

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WHY FARNBOROUGH?

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DEGREES AWARDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY Assure you of the highest level of academic quality and standards.

SMALL CLASS SIZES This means students receive outstanding support.

RANGE OF TWO AND THREE YEAR PROGRAMMES With Foundation and Honours Degrees, including fast-track two year Honours Degrees.

BURSARY SCHEME Many students are eligible to receive a £2000 cash bursary during their first year of study.

QUALITY INSPECTION We were reviewed in 2012 by QAA and judged with ‘confidence’: the highest judgement for higher education provision.

GOOD EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS All programmes provide the essential skills valued by employers. The University Centre is recognised for developing well-structured degrees that make our students very employable.

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WHAT IS ‘QAA’? QAA is the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education: the independent body entrusted with monitoring, and advising on, standards and quality in UK higher education.


VISIT US

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PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME

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WHY FARNBOROUGH?

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GETTING TO KNOW US

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OUR GRADUATES

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CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

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NEW UNIVERSITY CENTRE BUILDING

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CAMPUS AND FACILITIES

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TRAVELLING TO THE UNIVERSITY CENTRE

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LIVING IN AND AROUND FARNBOROUGH

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ROUTES AND QUALIFICATIONS

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FINANCE

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UNIVERSITY OF SURREY’S BENEFITS

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SUBJECT AREAS

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APPLYING FOR A COURSE

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EXTRA INFORMATION

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GETTING TO KNOW US FARNBOROUGH OFFERS SOMETHING VERY UNIQUE University Centre Farnborough provides students with the best of both worlds. Here you can take advantage of a high quality degree awarded by the University of Surrey, whilst studying in small groups on a quiet campus, and usually at a competitive tuition fee.

Staff are also equipped with industry standard facilities to prepare you for your career. Radio and TV studios, IT Suites, a Fitness Centre and the Aerospace & Automotive Academy all help staff replicate the workplace that awaits you upon graduating.

The close relationship we have with the University of Surrey makes us an excellent choice for your studies. With staff from Farnborough working to deliver an evolving range of degrees, we work hard to maintain superb academic standards, whilst keeping employability at the heart of all we offer. All of our programmes provide the essential skills valued by employers looking to recruit into graduate positions. Recent employers include Siemens, Action for Children and Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrating time and again that Farnborough students are making the most of the real industry experience our staff thread into all their teaching. 6

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WHO WE ARE University Centre Farnborough shares its staff and facilities with Farnborough College of Technology. The College has been an accredited institution of the University of Surrey for many years. In 2013, ‘University Centre Farnborough’ was launched to continue this partnership, marked by the planning of a new University Centre Farnborough building, due to open in 2016.


CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS

FREE WI-FI ACCESS FREE CAREERS ADVICE STARBUCKS COFFEE SHOP ON-SITE ACCESS TO ON-SITE GYM, SALON, RESTAURANT AND FLORIST 10 MINUTE WALK FROM TOWN CENTRE ON-SITE NURSERY

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OUR GRADUATES STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITY CENTRE FARNBOROUGH OFTEN GO ON TO WORK IN EXCITING, REWARDING AND CHALLENGING ROLES. SOME OF OUR RECENT GRADUATES HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH TO TELL US HOW THEIR TIME STUDYING WITH US GOT THEM TO WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

GEORGIE HEATH Children’s Services Worker, Action for Children ‘ Farnborough is one of the only places to provide such a diverse range of subjects and placement experiences, which is so important in obtaining your goal.’ Georgie first started on a Level 2 course and progressed to a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies  

OLIVER BROWN Health and Well Being Adviser ‘My degree not only gave me the knowledge to work within the sports industry, but the confidence to share that knowledge with others.’

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EMILY KING Healthcare Assistant at a Children’s Psychiatric Unit ‘ The smaller class sizes made for good discussion and you could feel the passion with which the lecturers taught their subjects.’




MILAN THAPA Quality Engineer, Triumph Structures ‘Thanks to Farnborough I have all the necessary qualities needed in an aerospace work environment. These include CAD, project management and group design work.’

AMBER KING Bid Designer, Overbury Commercial Fitters ‘ My course helped me to develop into an adult and understand deadlines, which is a vital part of my current role.’

CHRIS WINFIELD Finance Assistant, Siemens ‘ The skills I learned at Farnborough proved invaluable to me during Siemen’s very competitive recruitment process and continue to be now.’

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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.

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• 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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SOPHIE HEAVER Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover The CV writing sessions we received helped tremendously… from the 10500 applicants for a position at Jaguar Land Rover I was one of just 300 to be accepted.’


Artist’s impression of the new building

2016 A NEW 2,500SQ/M TWO-STOREY UNIVERSITY CENTRE BUILDING IS DUE TO OPEN IN 2016, PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH TWO DISTINCT AREAS TO ENRICH THEIR TIME HERE. THE GROUND FLOOR WILL BE HOME TO A BRIGHT, OPEN AREA FOR STUDENTS TO SOCIALISE IN, WORK AS GROUPS OR USE THEIR LAPTOPS, WHILE THE FIRST FLOOR WILL PROVIDE A QUIETER ENVIRONMENT FOR READING AND STUDYING.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

The new building will also include a reception area for the University Centre and College, with course information, student services and general advice available. Visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk for the latest news on this development.

A MODERN LIBRARY LAPTOP-FRIENDLY SEATING CAFE SERVING HOT AND COLD DRINKS AND SNACKS SEMINAR ROOMS FOR GROUP WORK SOCIAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT University Centre Farnborough 2016 | www.farn-ct.ac.uk

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CAMPUS AND FACILITIES LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE (LRC) The LRC provides you with an environment that supports group and individual learning as well as research. It has an extensive collection of books, journals, and electronic information services, including a wide range of eBooks and eJournals. Links to national and local libraries facilitate access to resources not available on site. The LRC also offers a book ordering service to students wishing to purchase textbooks. Study facilities include an Academic Study Centre, Wi-Fi access and open access 12

computers, which can be pre-booked from home. Staff are always pleased to assist you in making the best use of all the resources, IT facilities and Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment. CATERING Food is served in the refectory (our main dining area) which offers a range of well-balanced hot and cold meals prepared on campus by catering staff. We are able to cater for all dietary requirements and staff will be happy to discuss them with you. There is also a deli bar and Starbucks coffee shop on the campus.

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GYM There is a modern gym on campus available for use by all students at a very affordable fee; currently ÂŁ1.50 per visit (January 2015). The facility is typically available in the morning and early evening.


SUPPORT During your time as a student we aim to help you with any problems you encounter and make sure you know what support is available. Your personal tutor will usually be your first point of contact and you will have access to all the services below: ACADEMIC SUPPORT The Skills Development Centre can help you with course-related difficulties, such as organisation, assignment writing, essays, report writing and maths support.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT The College offers cash bursaries according to family income. Funds are also available to full and part-time students who may experience financial hardship during their studies.

MULTI-FAITH ROOM This self-contained quiet room has washing facilities and can be used at any time during the LRC’s opening hours for prayer or quiet reflection. Religious texts are also held in the room.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING A free, confidential counselling service is available on-site to help you with personal or emotional issues of all kinds, and our Student Health Adviser can provide general help to all students.

STUDENT SERVICES The Student Services team are happy to help you with any difficulties you experience during your studies or socially, from personal problems to financial matters.

DISABILITY SUPPORT We will take all reasonable steps to ensure barriers between students and academic achievement are removed and that all students feel included. For a copy of our Disability Statement visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk or call 01252 407040.

CHILDCARE We have our own on-site nursery, ‘Bookworms’, which provides childcare for the children of students and staff during term-time.

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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

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MINUTES FROM WOKING

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MINUTES FROM GUILDFORD

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MINUTES FROM SURBITON

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MINUTES FROM READING

MINUTES FROM BASINGSTOKE

Oxford

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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Reading Surbiton

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Richmond Newbury

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FARNBOROUGH

Guildford Crawley

Winchester

Southampton

Chichester

Portsmouth

Brighton


LIVING IN AND AROUND

FARNBOROUGH FARNBOROUGH MAY BE FAMOUS FOR ITS AVIATION HISTORY AND ITS AIRSHOW BUT THE LOCAL AREA IS ALSO HOST TO A RANGE OF ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE AND SHOPPING. WATCH A PROFESSIONAL STAND-UP COMEDIAN AT AN INTIMATE VENUE The West End Centre and Princes Hall, Aldershot, see the likes of John Bishop, Tony Law and Alan Carr warming up for their national tours. Both venues are also great for gigs and concerts. ENJOY THE OUTDOORS – ON YOUR DOORSTEP With King George V playing fields and Frimley Lodge Park nearby, you can relax in the sun, hire a boat, walk along the canal or even book a pre-made barbeque! SHOP TILL YOU DROP IN AND AROUND THE AREA Farnborough is home to a range of High Street stores including TK Maxx, Next and Debenhams, with more specialist shopping nearby in Guildford, Farnham and Reading. GET INTO SPORT AND LEARN SOMETHING NEW The Quayside Water Sports Centre, Farnborough Leisure Centre and Alpine Snowsports Centre provide an amazing variety of opportunities to get into sport. The University Centre’s own gym facilities mean you can stay active throughout your studies too.

ACCOMMODATION Lots of our students decide to continue living at home whilst studying at University Centre Farnborough. As well as being cost effective, this helps many students find (or continue) part-time work and stay in touch with friends – as well as making new ones. Student housing is provided by local, private landlords who we can put you in touch with. A continually updated register of available accommodation is available from the Student Services team. Contact us on 01252 407040 to ask about available accommodation. Some timetables permit students from further afield to use affordable hotels such as Travelodge for one or two nights per week whilst continuing to live further away.

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ROUTES AND QUALIFICATIONS Higher Education is available to everyone. Throughout this guide you will see each course’s typical entry requirements measured in UCAS points, but we welcome students from all backgrounds to apply. You may wish to apply if you have: • A Diploma, A Levels or NVQ Level 3 • BTEC/OCR National qualifications • Successfully completed an Access to HE course • An Advanced Apprenticeship • Other professional or specialist qualifications • Relevant work experience as a mature applicant • An International Baccalaureate More detailed entry requirements can be found online – see each subject area in this guide for the web address.

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OUR COURSES Three Year Bachelor’s Honours Degrees These usually take three years to complete if studying fulltime and lead to a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours. Their abbreviations are Arts: BA (Hons), Science: BSc (Hons) and Engineering: BEng (Hons). Two Year Bachelor’s FastTrack Joint Honours Degrees Our Humanities and Social Sciences degrees involve the same amount of work as a Three Year Bachelor’s Degree, but condensed into two years of study. Students will need to be confident that they can commit to an intensive programme of study to succeed in this format. Students finish a year early and pay lower total fees. Two Year Foundation Degrees These are the equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor’s Degree. They focus on the vocational elements of a subject and

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have more accessible entry requirements. Their abbreviations are Arts: FdA, Science: FdSc and Engineering: FdEng. One Year Top-up Degree Having completed a Foundation Degree or HND, these courses can convert your qualification to a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) by completing a third year of study. Their abbreviations are the same as the Three Year Bachelor’s Degrees. Look for ‘Hons; top-up’ in the course listings for these degrees. HNC & HND The Higher National Certificate (HNC) teaches skills for a specific career and is equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor’s Degree. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is similar but at a higher level, equivalent to the second year of a Bachelor’s Degree. An HND can be converted into a Bachelor’s Degree via a Top-up Degree.


FINANCE If you’re from England and are studying for your first degree or other higher education qualification, you won’t have to pay your tuition fees upfront. Government loans and grants are available from Student Finance England to cover your tuition fees and help towards your living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance for the most up to date information and how your own circumstances may affect what you will receive. You don’t pay anything back until you’ve left university or college and your income is over £21000* per year. WHAT FINANCIAL HELP IS AVAILABLE? Tuition Fee Loan This Government loan is available to all students and covers your course fees in full. It is repayable after graduation. The amount you receive doesn’t depend on your household income and you can apply for up to £9000* a year.

Maintenance Loan This helps towards your living costs, such as food, rent and books. The amount you can borrow is means tested. Like the Tuition Fee Loan, you begin repaying once you earn more than £21000*. Maintenance Grant Grants also help with your living costs and are means tested. You don’t have to pay any of this money back and could get up to £3387*. 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 www.farn-ct.ac.uk/ higher-education

OTHER SUPPORT You may also be eligible for a Disabled Students’ Allowance, Dependants’ Grant or Special Support Grant in some circumstances (see useful link at bottom of page). University Centre Farnborough is also able to offer students money from an emergency fund, in situations where financial hardship might interfere with a student’s studies. APPLYING FOR STUDENT FINANCE You should apply for loans and grants online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance as soon as possible, usually at the same time as your UCAS application. REPAYMENT OF STUDENT LOANS Repayments are based on your future income, not what you borrow. For full information on repaying student loans, visit www.gov.uk/repaying-yourstudent-loan

USEFUL LINKS www.gov.uk/studentfinance www.thestudentroom.co.uk/studentfinance www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk www.moneysavingexpert.com www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview *Correct in January 2015, subject to change.

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University Centre Farnborough’s degrees are validated by the University of Surrey, who are placed sixth in the Guardian’s 2015 University League Table. Not only does this mean your degree comes with the highest level of academic quality and standards, but you can also access some of the University of Surrey’s excellent facilities. SURREY SPORTS PARK As a student at University Centre Farnborough, you are entitled to discounted access to Surrey Sports Park, a multi-million pound sports facility in Guildford. Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s leading sports venues and the world-class facilities host a number of professional teams, athletes and sporting events. During the London 2012 Olympic Games, Surrey Sports Park hosted 17 Olympic and Paralympic teams from across the globe. It is also the training venue for Harlequins Rugby Union and home venue to Surrey United Basketball, Surrey Storm Netball and Surrey Smashers Badminton teams.

a variety of activities and courses as part of your membership or on a payas-you-play basis. Take part in rock climbing, netball, basketball, badminton, tennis, squash, volleyball, swimming and more. STUDENT MEMBERSHIP Students at University Centre Farnborough are entitled to a discounted membership rate as a partner of the University of Surrey, giving you big savings while still allowing full access to a world-class range of facilities. Visit www.surreysportspark. co.uk, call 01483 689112 or visit the Sports Park any time to find out more.

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LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTRE As well as the University Centre Farnborough’s Learning Resource Centre, you will have access to the University of Surrey’s Library and Learning Centre based on the campus in Guildford. After a £16 million investment, the University of Surrey’s Library and Learning Centre offers Farnborough students a first-class resource. There are thousands of books and journals – physical and electronic – as well as audio and image collections. There are also study areas to match all needs, as well as bookable rooms that provide a more private studying space. Visit www.surrey.ac.uk/ library to see a full range of resources.


Courses are grouped together by their subject areas below. For the latest courses, full entry requirements and information visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk

BUSINESS

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BUSINESS

HOW TO APPLY? Applications for full-time degree courses are made through the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) online. All other courses are applied for directly with University Centre Farnborough. See page 44 for full details or call the Admissions team on 01252 407028.

SERVICE SECTOR MANAGEMENT

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COMPUTING

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EDUCATION

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ENGINEERING

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HEALTH AND APPLIED SCIENCE

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HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

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MEDIA & FILM PRODUCTION

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MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

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SPORT SCIENCE

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BUSINESS WHO IS IT FOR? Individuals who enjoy creative problem-solving, research, managing projects, and can imagine themselves in fields such as accountancy, business consultancy, banking, human resources or insurance. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/businessdegrees WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? You can continue studying for a range of progression routes, provided by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and more. We’ll also teach you the most important aspects of business including project management, organisational behaviour and entrepreneurship. Our small class sizes mean The course gave me a you’ll get to know your great and varied base of classmates and lecturers business knowledge personally, which will lead to greater confidence, academic support and a sense of teamwork. Work experience modules will provide you with real world expertise, encouraging you to make the most of invaluable exposure to business environments as well as gaining professional contacts. Your employment prospects and choice of career paths will also be enhanced as the transferable skills we’ll teach you range from persuasive verbal communication to

CASE STUDY VICTORIA GREEN Commercial Officer at Siemens Graduated 2013 – BA (Hons) Business Management My current role is as a commercial officer for Siemens, with responsibility for the budgeting and forecasting of HR services such as recruitment, learning and pensions. I am currently studying for a CIMA qualification too. The role is challenging and gives me the opportunity to work with international businesses. The Business Management course at Farnborough enabled me to progress to this role, by giving me a wide range of knowledge including project management, accounting and HR. The course gave me a great and varied base of business knowledge, which aids me in my day-today work activities and also the CIMA qualification. Before the course I hadn’t studied accounting but really enjoyed it when I did, and found that I performed well at it. Now it’s my profession!

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interpreting financial data, making you a highly employable and confident graduate ready to step into work or to make further progress in your profession. Completion of the HR Management Diploma leads to graduate membership with CIPD, increasing your professional credibility with employers and giving you access to their resources.

CAREERS Graduates can go on to work as marketing executives, accountants, financial analysts and finance administrators.

Please check online for specific course information, including alternative entry requirements. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/businessdegrees Typical entry requirements

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Accounting BA (Hons)

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3 years full-time

160 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Business Management FdA

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2 years full-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Business Management BA (Hons)

N201

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Business Management BA (Hons; top-up)

NN12

1 year full-time

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

Business and Computing BA (Hons)

NI11

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

HR Management Postgraduate Diploma

Apply direct

2 years full-time

Degree in relevant subject, three years' experience or CIPD Level 5

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SERVICE SECTOR MANAGEMENT WHO IS IT FOR? Students with an ambition to become managers in the hospitality or salon and spa industry. Those already in employment will find these courses complement their work, whilst giving them the skills required to progress in their chosen career. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/management WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? Our courses are taught one day a week which helps you to balance your work, personal life and studies, and because our teaching staff have current and real industry experience to share with you, you’ll learn skills and information that can be applied in your current position straight away. The skills we teach students have proven popular with the many employers of our graduates, including Pennyhill Park, Four Seasons 22

The content is extremely useful for aspiring managers

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CASE STUDY WILLIAM MOORE Reception Manager, Tylney Hall Hotel Graduated 2013 – FdA Foundation Degree In Hospitality Management Since finishing my Foundation Degree at Farnborough I have held management positions within some of the UK’s most prestigious 4 & 5 star hotels. I completed my studies alongside my full-time employment which, although difficult at times, had a fantastic impact on my career. It meant I could learn and understand managerial theories, and that I could also practice and implement the skills I was studying. The course is taught by people who actually understand the industry and the content is extremely useful for aspiring managers. I really enjoyed my time studying at Farnborough. The skills and qualifications I gained have helped me progress as a manager and I would recommend this course for anyone that wants to develop a good knowledge of the hospitality sector.


and Coworth Park hotels. With a Foundation Degree in Management, you will develop the confidence to truly motivate others, encourage new ideas to be taken forward and process projects through to completion. You can also continue your studies and ‘top up’ your Foundation Degree to achieve a full BA (Hons) in Business Management here at Farnborough. Everyone learns differently, so we combine teaching methods to give you the best opportunity to achieve. These include workshops, lectures, group project work, presentations and tutorials.

CAREERS Graduates can go on to work as deputy managers in exclusive hotels and salon managers in a range of businesses and organisations. Graduates can expect excellent prospects for promotion and new career opportunities.

Please check online for specific course information, including alternative entry requirements. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/management Typical entry requirements

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Length

Management (Hospitality) FdA

Apply direct or through UCAS

2 years work-based

120 UCAS points from relevant subjects or industry experience

Management (Salon and Spa) FdA

Apply direct or through UCAS

2 years work-based

120 UCAS points from relevant subjects or industry experience

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CHILD CARE AND EARLY YEARS WHO IS IT FOR? Those who want to work with children up to eight years old in a health, education or social care setting, and like to learn through hands-on experience. The courses also appeal to those who are thinking of becoming teachers by continuing their studies. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/childcare WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? Our lecturers will help you feel supported, confident in your abilities and encourage you to challenge traditional ways of thinking. You’ll also have access to a dedicated suite of specialist rooms to further develop applied and practical skills, and attendance is timetabled to fit in with your work commitments. Thanks to our valuable connections with local providers, fulltime students will be on a work placement one day per week, putting theory into practice and gaining a good understanding of which early years setting suits you best. If you already work in an early years setting, you can study part-time on a work-based degree, providing a possible route to achieve Senior Practitioner Status in just two years. 24

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CASE STUDY DANNI TINGLEY Pre-School Room Manager Graduated 2014 – BA (Hons) Education (Early Years) & (Childcare and Education) Sector Endorsed I currently work as a room manager of a pre-school in Surrey. I completed the degree whilst working here and find my role to be a challenging, but thoroughly rewarding experience. Taking up the opportunity to further my education was a choice that I’ll never regret. Although time consuming and sometimes exhausting, studying alongside work made the experience more meaningful and motivated me to work harder for the degree. I would recommend an Early Years degree to anyone who is willing to commit their time to studying and is passionate about childcare. Although the course can be hard at times, it’s great value and the time and care given by the lecturers gives students comfort and support along their educational journey.


With both routes, you’ll Taking up the opportunity benefit from the support of to further my education two teams (lecturers and placement supervisors) to help was a choice that I’ll never regret you succeed on the course. Because our Foundation Degrees provide the option to ‘top-up’ to a relevant BA with Honours, you could also continue studying at a higher level, which will further enhance your employability, skills and knowledge.

CAREERS Graduates can go on to work as primary school teachers, children’s services workers, senior nursery staff and community nursery nurses with the health visiting team.

Please check online for specific course information, including alternative entry requirements. Maths and English qualifications at Level 2 are required for these courses. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/childcare Typical entry requirements

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Length

Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons; top-up)

X312

1 year full-time

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

Early Years Care and Education FdA

X310

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

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

XL15

1 year with part-time attendance

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

Early Years Education and Practice FdA (Work based)

X311

2 years with part-time attendance

Relevant Level 3 qualification, 18 months experience & current employment in sector

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COMPUTING WHO IS IT FOR? Those who love to work with technology, enjoy updating their knowledge on a regular basis and want to work in an industry with broad career options. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/computing WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? You’ll get hands-on industry placements and discover what skills are really needed for the workplace, as well as improving your employability along the way. The freedom and support our staff offer means you’ll be thinking experimentally, solving problems in creative ways and ultimately increasing your confidence and likelihood to achieve. Our lecturers stay up to date with technological developments and have gained certifications from CISCO, SUN, MCSE, Oracle, Java and PRINCE2. Combined with our high quality facilities and access to the latest software, these features will ensure you have a head-start in the jobs market. With the option to direct your degree towards a specific area in years 2 and 3, your qualification will reflect your skills and interests. Also available during your degree

CASE STUDY JULIUS DEPULLA Software Developer Graduated 2011 – BSc (Hons) Computing I currently have the privilege of working as a software developer in a skilled and talented team, writing bespoke applications for the Houses of Parliament. This also gives me a very exciting insight into how the political system works, which I didn’t expect. I couldn’t have achieved this role without the support I received at Farnborough. The lecturers were exceptional in their support and really worked with students towards achieving their careers. The advice I received really helped me get to where I am in my career. The lessons are very well structured, organised and communicated to help you learn to design and implement real-world, scalable and extensible computer programs. With the training I received, I have a very solid foundation in computing and the ability to learn new technologies and programming languages.

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CAREERS Graduates can go on to work as software developers, software test analysts, network engineers, and IT consultants.

are vendor qualifications including CCNA, Macromedia Certification and PRINCE2, meaning you can complete your studies with additional work related awards that enhance employability upon successful completion of the course.

I could not have achieved this role without the support I received at Farnborough

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UCAS Code

Length

Computing BSc (Hons)

G400

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Computing BSc (Hons; top-up)

I100

1 year full-time

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

Computing with Networking G4G2 BSc (Hons)

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

G601

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CASE STUDY HANNAH UPTON Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teacher Graduated 2012 – BA (Hons) Education (Learning Support)

EDUCATION WHO IS IT FOR? Those already working in an education sector who would like to improve their career prospects and enjoy their work on a new level. These courses are especially suited to those in search of satisfying and rewarding career choices. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/education WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? We have an excellent reputation for helping local teaching practitioners enhance their careers. Because we understand the needs of students working within the education sector, our courses are designed to complement your work and provide support when needed. You’ll be encouraged to engage critically with social theory and educational policy and practice; this will give you a wide understanding of developments taking place The lecturers helped me in the education sector - a skill with the foundations of valued highly by employers. Our small class sizes mean you’ll get to know your fellow students and lecturers 28

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I work as an SEN teacher at a local school in Farnborough and have learned so many new skills, firstly by working as a learning support assistant and then going on to complete my teacher training at University Centre Farnborough. The degree at Farnborough fitted around my busy schedule and really helped me build up my confidence for leading a class. The lecturers helped me with the foundations of my career and gave me a boost in the specific area I had an interest in: SEN. If you’re considering a course in Education, love new experiences and getting involved in what you’re interested in, Farnborough is the place to be. Education is such a broad area it’s easy to become passionate about a particular topic or way of teaching, so I’d really recommend going for it.


personally, leading to greater confidence, academic support and a sharing of personal and professional experience. Those studying for a Foundation Degree in Learning Support will have the option to ‘top-up’ to a BA with Honours, providing enhanced employability and opportunities for progression within a chosen career.

CAREERS Those studying these qualifications are usually employed and are using this course to develop their professional skills. Some graduates have gone on to take up positions with grades of responsibility. Combined with a top-up degree, some graduates have progressed to further study leading to qualified teaching status.

Please check online for specific course information, including alternative entry requirements. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/education Typical entry requirements

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UCAS Code

Length

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector*

Apply direct

2 years part-time

Relevant employment in teaching setting

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning)*

Apply direct

2 years part-time

Relevant employment and undergraduate degree

Education BA (Hons, top-up) 4G45

1 year full-time

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

Learning Support FdA

2 years full-time

Relevant Level 3 qualification, 12 months experience & access to 15 hours practice per week

*Subject to approval

4J66

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ENGINEERING WHO IS IT FOR? Those who enjoy technical challenges, seek opportunities to be creative and want to work in an environment where they can apply their scientific knowledge. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? Our wide range of courses reflect industry requirements and your qualification will have a strong vocational focus, providing you with enhanced employment prospects. You’ll TAG Farnborough become a credible candidate for roles within some of the biggest engineering companies. For example, Jaguar Land Rover, QinetiQ and McLaren have all recruited from us and helped develop our reputation for producing highly-competent students. Farnborough’s unrivalled engineering heritage provides a strong culture of progress and innovation. High-profile, local employers including the Air Accident Investigation Branch (Farnborough), TAG Engineering (Farnborough), McLaren (Woking) and ATC Lasham highlight the range of opportunities available to students graduating from University Centre Farnborough.

CASE STUDY MILAN THAPA Quality Engineer Graduated 2011 – BSc (Hons) In Aeronautical Engineering After two years of working as a Quality Engineer for Triumph Structures – who manufacture and overhaul aerospace structures – I will soon be moving to Australia to continue my career in the same field. Thanks to Farnborough I have all the necessary qualities needed in an aerospace work environment. These include CAD, project management, group design work and presentations. My summer work experience gave me tons of work environment experience and a great insight into the area of Engineering I wanted to work in. As my degree from Farnborough is validated by the University of Surrey, I went on to study there for a post-graduate degree. I have continued very successfully in this role ever since. When I arrive in Australia, I will continue my career in Engineering, thanks to University Centre Farnborough.

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You’ll be taught in a number of ways. Project work, practical sessions and tutorials will provide plenty of variety and enhance your confidence where unfamiliar topics are encountered. Because our staff have worked in the Engineering industry, you will receive a helpful insight on how to begin your career and what path you might take to reach your goals.

CAREERS Recent graduates now work for companies including McLaren, QinetiQ, BAE and Jaguar Land Rover in a range of roles.

Thanks to Farnborough I have all the necessary qualities needed in an aerospace work environment

Please check online for specific course information, including alternative entry requirements. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/engineering Typical entry requirements

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UCAS Code

Length

Aeronautical Engineering BEng (Hons)

H411

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Aeronautical Engineering FdEng

H401

2 years full-time, 3 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Aeronautical Engineering BEng (Hons; top-up)

H414

1 year full-time

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

Aeronautical Engineering HNC

Apply direct

2 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC

Apply direct

2 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Electronic Engineering FdEng

H610

2 years full-time, 3 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Mechanical Engineering FdEng

H300

2 years full-time, 3 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Mechanical Engineering HNC

Apply direct

2 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

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HEALTH AND APPLIED SCIENCE Courses are offered in three areas; Applied Science, Counselling and Healthcare Practice. WHO IS IT FOR? Applied Science courses appeal to those seeking a broad-based course offering an introduction to advanced science. Counsellors may come from any background, but will all have excellent communication skills, patience and empathy. The Healthcare Practice degree is for people who either work at NHS Band 3 (or equivalent), or who would like to work in the healthcare sector in an extended support role. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/health APPLIED SCIENCE The HNC Applied Biology and HNC Applied Chemistry courses have been developed to focus on equipping you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in science-based industries. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. This will enable you to make an immediate contribution providing flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and your career. 32

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CASE STUDY DEBORAH WILSON Befriending Coordinator and Counsellor Graduated 2013 – Therapeutic Counselling I’m currently a befriending coordinator with Age UK, while I work towards my BACP accreditation. I also work as a custody intervention worker for a charity working with addictions, and am a volunteer counsellor for the Survivors Trust, which supports people who have been raped or sexually abused. The course at Farnborough did what a lot of counselling courses don’t seem to – put a lot of emphasis on helping me to become more selfaware and responsible for my own feelings, so that I could work ethically and professionally with clients. I am now studying for a part-time Master’s in Developmental Psychopathology, which I plan to use in my counselling work. I now aim to work in private practice helping young people.


THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING You will gain a recognised counselling qualification for agency level work and will have completed sufficient training hours to apply for BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accreditation. To meet the complete course assignments, you will be required to study at home, including the completion of a Learning Review throughout the two years. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 hours of personal counselling during the two years, with a counsellor approved by teaching staff; the cost of personal therapy is not included in the course fees. Along with this you will complete 100 hours of supervised client work, during the two years of the course, in an ethically suitable placement approved by teaching staff. Therapeutic Counselling is also available at levels 2–5. HEALTHCARE PRACTICE You will gain the knowledge and skills to progress into NHS Band 4 assistant practitioner job roles, ranging from dementia care to sexual health. Industry work experience is available locally at a range of settings for our Healthcare students. All full-time students can tailor their work placements to the career paths they are interested in, from care homes to the ambulance service. This involvement will provide valuable experience and put theory into practice.

CAREERS Applied Science graduates can progress to an undergraduate degree or professional qualification at another institution, or seek job opportunities in laboratory work and related careers. Students on our Counselling course go on to work in both private and employed practice, with some also volunteering their free time to counsel for charities to increase their experience. Graduates from Healthcare Practice can continue studying at a higher level for an Honours Degree with another institution, or progress into NHS Band 4 assistant practitioner job roles.

Please check online for specific course information, including alternative entry requirements. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/health

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UCAS Code

Length

Typical entry requirements

Applied Biology HNC

Apply direct

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Applied Chemistry HNC

Apply direct

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Therapeutic Counselling Dip HE*

Apply direct

2 years full-time

Certificates in Counselling at levels 2/3

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP approved)

Apply direct

2 years full-time

Certificates in Counselling at levels 2/3

Healthcare Practice FdSc

B900

2 years full-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

*Subject to validation and BACP approval

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HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES WHO IS IT FOR? Students who want to complete a fast-track full Joint Honours Degree in two years, pay less fees, are motivated to succeed, wish to be intellectually challenged, and keep their options open for a range of careers. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/hass WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? Our dedicated Humanities department is large enough to feel like you’re part of something big, but small enough to know your classmates and lecturers personally. This personal approach ensures all students receive both support and individualised feedback on assignments. Degrees in this department are available as a fast-track option, allowing you to complete them in two years instead of three. This could give you a one year head-start on your career or progression to a Master’s Degree. This programme may reduce costs compared to a traditional three or four year degree. It therefore offers you the best of both worlds; an affordable, faster, accessible degree route. Our courses attract students from a range of backgrounds, which helps you develop personally and prepares you for the

CASE STUDY CHARLOTTE RIMMINGTON Studying for a Master’s in Investigative Psychology Graduated 2014 – BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology During my degree I was enlightened as to the different aspects within the psychology discipline. After a fascinating module on offender profiling, I chose to apply for a Master’s in Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. My new lecturers were incredibly interested to hear of the fast-track degree at Farnborough. The intensive nature of the degree and accompanying skills I have learned have helped with the sheer volume of work that is required in a Master’s course. Similarly, the combination of studying Psychology and Criminology together put me at a great advantage as I was able to apply both sets of knowledge to my course and studies. I am now planning on focusing on the psycholinguistic aspect of investigative psychology with the hope of working within the language and intelligence field.

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workplace. Transferable and employability skills are honed throughout our jointhonours degrees, including critical thinking, application of theory, creative problemsolving and communication skills – all of which are very appealing to employers. You’ll also find lessons take shape in an interactive way; incorporating lectures, seminars, and workshops- giving students the chance to share thoughts and challenge traditional ideas.

BSc Psychology & Criminology now BPS accredited.*

CAREERS Graduates from humanities subjects have a broad choice of careers ahead of them. Some of our recent graduates’ careers range from practitioner in restorative justice to (after further training) qualified secondary school teacher, and many continue their studies at Master’s level. Update / 2015 Please note: BSc Psychology & Criminology is not BPS accredited for 2016 entry.

This course is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) provided the minimum standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Please check online for specific course information, including available degree combinations and alternative entry requirements. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/hass Joint Honours Degrees A combination of any two courses below

UCAS Code

Length

Typical entry requirements

Criminology BA (Hons) + one other

See website

2 years full-time (Fast track degree)

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

English Literature BA (Hons) + one other

See website

2 years full-time (Fast track degree)

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Modern History BA (Hons) + one other

See website

2 years full-time (Fast track degree)

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Psychology BSc (Hons) + one other

See website

2 years full-time (Fast track degree)

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) & GCSE Maths ‘C’ or above (or equivalent level)

Sociology BA (Hons) + one other

See website

2 years full-time (Fast track degree)

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

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MEDIA & FILM PRODUCTION WHO IS IT FOR? Students who want to work with others in a fast-paced industry, using a range of technology whilst developing written, visual or audio skills. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/media WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? You’ll have access to up-to-date facilities including radio studios, a television studio, recording studios and rehearsal spaces, as well as a wide range of audio recorders and video cameras including DSLRs, HD and 4K. Our staff have real industry experience to share, so as well as learning the practical and

CASE STUDY PAUL MUNDAY Camera Operator Graduated 2008 – Media Production When I graduated I was offered a role operating cameras for major events; The Ryder Cup, London Olympics, and more. There are six Farnborough graduates working for the same company as me which shows the reputation Farnborough has within the industry. Studying at Farnborough was great because of the small class sizes, which increased the amount of attention lecturers gave you. Plus, the lecturers taught from industry experience, not from a handbook. The course gave me creative freedom to develop new skills in planning, producing and submitting my own productions. Equipment was always available; plenty of iMacs for video editing, HD DSLR cameras and you could book the TV and Radio Studios. The course provided me with the skills, experience and contacts I needed to get my job – what more can you ask for?

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theoretical elements of film and media production, you’ll benefit from an insight into the reality of a career in media and the personal skills required.

The lecturers taught from industry experience, not from a hand-book

You can tailor your course to suit you depending on your interests and talents. Broad module choices and all the support you need to develop will mean you graduate with a wealth of experience.

CAREERS Graduates can go on to work as camera technicians, video editors, studio managers, breakfast show presenters and digital marketers.

Your learning will combine a hands-on approach with relevant theory work, equipping you with excellent employability skills. Our strong industry links have led to students enjoying successful careers with major media organisations including Sky, BBC, Global Radio, UKRD, Bauer Media, Elle Magazine and the National Theatre.

Please check online for specific course information, including alternative entry requirements. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/media

Course

UCAS Code

Typical entry requirements

Length

Media Production BA (Hons) HP63

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Media Production BA (Hons; top-up)

P311

1 year full-time

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

Media Production (Documentary) BA (Hons)

P310

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Media Production (Film) BA (Hons)

P396

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Media Production (Journalism) BA (Hons)

4N7W

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Media Production (Radio) BA (Hons)

P395

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Media Production (Television) BA (Hons)

PR34

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

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MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS WHO IS IT FOR? Students who aim to become professional practitioners with a qualification valued by employers in the teaching and community arts professions. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/media WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? We offer excellent Performing Arts facilities including a flexible theatre space, a fully equipped dance studio and TV and radio studio. You’ll have the chance to use a range of media to develop your talents, which will help you decide on your next steps upon completion of the course. Our strong links with Performing Arts employers mean you’ll make new contacts and potentially work with Peer Productions, The Harlington (Fleet), Princes Hall (Aldershot) and the Farnham Maltings – as our past Studying Performing students have. As a Music student, you will work with industry standard hardware and software,

Arts at Farnborough will open you up as a person and a performer

CASE STUDY RYAN SCOTT Musician and Actor Graduated 2010 – HE Certificate in Performing Arts My Performing Arts qualification gave me the confidence and knowledge to help me understand the industry I want to be in: entertainment. I have been on TV, the lead role in theatre, short films, a music video, been with an agency and am in two feature films, Pudsey the Dog: The Movie and Hec McAdam. I’m also a signed voice over artist. My advice to new students is to listen, learn and take any role that is offered to gain experience, as it helps build your acting profile, and to enjoy it. I’d do it all again if I could! Studying Performing Arts at Farnborough will open you up as a person and a performer. It’s hard work, but with the excellent tuition at Farnborough and dedication from yourself, you too can work in the entertainment industry.

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CAREERS Performing arts students often stay in education before going on to work as voiceover artists, teachers, actors and dancers.

including DAW recording software (Logic Pro) and a 32 channel Soundcraft Ghost mixer in a multi-track recording studio to give you the skills needed in a professional workplace. You’ll take on the role of producer, composer, performer and studio engineer during our Music courses. This will give you a great experience of the work involved in music production and help you decide what area you’d like to specialise in; whether in further study or in the workplace.

Music students can go on to work as sound engineers, sound designers for film/ video games, composers and musicians.

At the end of an HNC course you’ll be at the same level as first year degree students, giving you the potential to transfer to the second year of a relevant degree or HND course. Timetabling will take into consideration the needs of mature students.

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Course

UCAS Code

Length

Music Production HNC/D

Apply direct

1 or 2 years

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) or for mature students, relevant experience

Performing Arts HNC/D

Apply direct

1 or 2 years

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) or for mature students, relevant experience

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CASE STUDY DANIELA JOHNSON Graphic Designer Graduated 2014 – Graphic Design

PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN WHO IS IT FOR? Those who are open to new inspirations and techniques and enjoy putting their creativity into practical use. Some technical ability is useful, but those with an ambition to take on new projects, with an interest in visual arts, are at a good starting point for becoming photographers or graphic designers. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/media WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? Our teaching staff have worked in the industry and are ready to share their knowledge and experience with you, and because we offer small class sizes and a friendly atmosphere, you’ll have high contact time and a superb environment for exploring your own style and technique. Visits to studios, galleries, museums and trips abroad will provide plenty of motivation and opportunities to absorb 40

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I currently work at an award winning studio in Surrey that specialises in branding and web design. Working with local and international clients makes it a very rewarding and challenging role, allowing me to utilise and build on all of the skills that I had learned whilst studying. During my studies, I took the opportunity to write my own brief for my final year project. This meant I could tailor my work to create a portfolio piece that would help me secure a job in a studio specialising in the type of design I wanted to do. The tutors were incredibly dedicated and their support, including interview preparation, was fundamental to me getting my current job. I also had the chance to undertake work experience in a studio, which gave an insight to how the industry works and how to work on real design jobs for real clients.


creativity. You’ll also be inspired by guest lecturers who explain their career paths and share advice on getting the most from your talents. To put this into practice, you’ll be working with our Mac suites, Adobe CC software, photographic studio and darkroom, large format printers and 3D printers. You’ll produce an exhibition and graduate with an individual portfolio filled with work encouraged by a self-directed approach to your style, ready to impress prospective employers.

I could tailor my work to create a portfolio piece that would help me secure a job in a studio specialising in the type of design I wanted to do

CAREERS Graduates can go on to work as designers within graphic design studios and / or as freelance designers specialising within print, screen and web communication. Photography graduates have entered the industry as freelance photographers specialising within various fields including advertising, editorial, fashion and documentary. Other career paths have included specialist retouching for post-production studios, editing roles within picture libraries and independent fine art practice.

Please check online for specific course information, including alternative entry requirements. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/media Typical entry requirements

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UCAS Code

Length

Graphic Design BA (Hons)

319B

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) and a satisfactory portfolio

Graphic Design BA (Hons; top-up)

4T7P

1 year full-time

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

Photography BA (Hons)

7Q4B

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s) and a satisfactory portfolio

Photography BA (Hons; top up)

B93G

1 year full-time

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

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SPORT SCIENCE WHO IS IT FOR? Students who like to think about sports in depth, with aspirations to work in strength and conditioning, human performance, personal training, PE Education or health based careers. Our programmes are specifically designed to appeal to students hoping to carve a career in working on developing athletic performance. For all our latest information about these courses and new programmes visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/sports WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH? Our Degrees are recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), which allows students to join the register at Instructor Level 2 at the end of their first year, and attain Level 3 Personal Trainer in the second year. A recent refurbishment of our gym equipment and sports science laboratory means students can study the biomechanical, physiological and psychological influences on human performance in sport and exercise in a modern setting.

CASE STUDY MATTHEW THOMPSON Exercise Therapist Graduated 2013 – BSc (Hons) In Sport Science (Exercise and Health Management) I work as a freelance exercise therapist at a physiotherapy centre, where clients who need further training and strengthening from injuries are referred to me from physiotherapists. I also moved to Dubai for six months to take up a role as a personal trainer and gym assistant, where I not only took classes and clients, but was involved with marketing and promotion. At Farnborough the different subject areas, from nutrition to sport psychology, were really good for developing all round knowledge – something I don’t think a shorter course could do. The practical elements, equipment and tutors were spot on for me and I’m really happy with how I’ve progressed. I think the degree demonstrates you have a more in-depth knowledge and can therefore provide a better service to the client.

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Staff have extensive vocational and academic experience which includes work in Advanced Strength and Conditioning, Sports Coaching and Sports Psychology. Also, our degrees are mapped to the UK Strength and Conditioning Association key knowledge requirements, to ensure you graduate with the right skills needed to gain employment within the sport performance and exercise industry.

CAREERS Sport Science graduates can go on to work in strength and conditioning, personal training, sports therapy, coaching and PE teaching.

The degree demonstrates you have a more in-depth knowledge

Please check online for specific course information, including alternative entry requirements. www.farn-ct.ac.uk/sports

Course

UCAS Code

Length

Typical entry requirements

Personal Training and Fitness FdSc

C600

2 years full-time, 3 or 4 years part-time

120 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Sport Science (Sports Coaching Science) BSc (Hons)*

C610

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Sport Science (Human Performance) BSc (Hons)

C601

3 years full-time

180 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

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

C606

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification

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APPLYING FOR A COURSE The entry points used throughout this prospectus are based on the UCAS tariff system. For precise information about entry requirements for 2016, please visit our website at www.farn-ct.ac.uk or call Admissions on 01252 407028. University Centre Farnborough welcomes a range of qualifications as satisfying the general entrance requirements. Additional modules may be required for admission to some programmes. Further details are available from Admissions. APPLICATION PROCESS For entry to our full-time first degree courses, your application must be made through the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). You may apply for a maximum of five courses. There is no facility for you to express an order of preference and all your choices will be treated equally. Individual universities and colleges cannot see your other choices. All part-time programmes, including degree level and postgraduate applications should be made direct to the College, using the form available online at www.farn-ct.ac.uk/ higher-education 44

WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO APPLY THROUGH UCAS? All applications through UCAS are made through their website at www.ucas.com. Alternatively, you can contact them at: UCAS, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ, or call 0870 1122211. The institution code for University Centre Farnborough is F66. WHEN DO I APPLY? UCAS can start receiving applications for entry in autumn 2015, with closing dates in mid-January. Late applications are accepted but applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.

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HOW IS MY APPLICATION DEALT WITH? When your application arrives from UCAS, the relevant admission tutors will consider it. Although it is our policy to interview applicants where we feel it is necessary, you may be offered a place without interview. In this case, we will invite you to come to an organised open day. This will give you a chance to meet members of staff and students, ask questions and have a tour. UCAS offers online tracking of your application and you can view our decision regarding your offer. You do not need to contact us with your decision – we will be told this by UCAS, however if you have any queries before you make your final decision, please get in touch with us. If we make you a conditional offer based on your predicted examination results and you do not meet the conditions, we will ask the admission tutors to review your application. Please do not wait until the results are published before telling us of any special factors


affecting your examination performance which you wish to have taken into account.

your mind later, it’s always worth applying again through clearing, but please contact us.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I AM OFFERED A PLACE? If you are offered a place, either conditional or unconditional for a degree course, this is what you can expect from us:

DEFERRAL If you would like to defer entry you would need to contact our Admissions office.

1. You

will have an opportunity to visit the University Centre Farnborough and meet some of the lecturing team and current students.

2.

Y ou will hear from us before Easter of your application year about some of the things that students on your chosen course have been doing.

3. If

you have made a firm or insurance choice of a place here you will receive outline details of enrolment in June.

4. You

will receive confirmation of your place in August with detailed enrolment information.

ACCEPTING YOUR OFFER If you would like to make a ‘firm’ or ‘insurance’ acceptance of the offer you do this through UCAS. DECLINING AN OFFER If you would like to decline an offer you need to do this as soon as possible, as we may wish to offer your place to somebody else. If you change

INFORMING US OF YOUR RESULTS If you are studying A Levels or a BTEC Level 3 Diploma we will usually receive your results automatically. If you are studying any other qualification, copies of your results will need to be sent to Admissions as soon as you receive them. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Your application will be considered on the same academic criteria as those of other candidates. If you have a disability you should state this in the appropriate fields on the UCAS application so that early consideration can be given to meeting your needs. Please contact Admissions if you would like additional information before submitting an application. RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING University Centre Farnborough is happy to consider applications for entry to later stages of a degree course on the basis of higher education qualifications gained elsewhere.

APPLICANTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION AND OVERSEAS University Centre Farnborough welcomes applications from candidates in other European countries and elsewhere. We are happy to make offers of admission based on qualifications awarded in other countries that are considered equivalent to our general entrance requirements. All students are expected to be able to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English. If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your application, IELTS 6.5 is required. We may decide at the start of the academic year that you need to follow a supportive language course if we feel it is necessary. To apply for admission to a full-time degree programme, applications should be made through UCAS. The contribution that international students make to the cultural and social life of University Centre Farnborough is highly valued. TUITION FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Overseas students (those outside the EU and EEA), will be charged fees which cover the total cost of their tuition. University Centre Farnborough publishes overseas fees

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guidelines each year which detail the level of fees and payment arrangements. Please contact Admissions on +44 (0) 1252 407028 or email admissions@farn-ct. ac.uk for further guidance. MATURE STUDENTS If you are over the age of 21 before you start your course, you will be regarded as a mature student. As a mature student, you may not need to satisfy the requirements listed here but you will need to show the ability to undertake high level work and demonstrate that you have the necessary study skills. Where there are course requirements, you will be asked to demonstrate an equivalent knowledge of the subject. Formal applications by mature students should be submitted through UCAS in the normal way or direct to the University Centre for parttime courses. An interview is normally required. Many of our mature students are local to the area and are studying on a part-time basis or working towards a professional qualification whilst maintaining fulltime employment. At Farnborough we have seen a steady increase in the number of mature students applying for our degree programmes and hope that this trend will continue. 46

OTHER ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS Farnborough offers the Access to Higher Education Diploma course that can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis as a preliminary qualification to your degree. This may be particularly useful if you have been out of education for some time or lack the formal entry qualifications or necessary work experience to enter into your chosen programme. Please contact us if you would

like further information or an application form for this very popular course. The following are amongst the qualifications we normally accept as a basis for the admission of mature students •E  dexcel Professional Development Units •A  ccess or Return to Study Courses • Open University Credits •P  ractising Professional Qualifications

Call 01252 407040 or visit our website www.farn-ct.ac.uk

EXTRA INFORMATION REFUNDS AND WITHDRAWALS POLICY The successful provision of courses depends upon the fees students pay. Courses can only be started if the income for the course is sufficient to cover all the costs involved. The College therefore cannot refund course fees except in the following circumstances 1. The

course is cancelled before it starts or is closed by the College and no suitable alternative is available.

2. The

student suffers a serious illness; refunds may be made on a pro-rata basis on the production of a medical certificate

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(please note examination and registration fees can only be refunded provided your registration has not been completed with the awarding body). 3. The

student withdraws before the start date of the course; however there will be an administration fee of £30 charged.

4. For

HE loan funded students that withdraw early from an HE course the student will be liable for 25% of the year’s fee if they start but don’t complete the first term*; 50% if they start but don’t complete term 2; and all fees if they start but don’t complete term 3.


Please note that the choice of subjects may be limited by considerations of timetable, staffing and/or available places on a course. INSURANCE The College Corporation will not accept liability for the loss or damage of the personal effects of students on College premises. Students are advised to mark all property clearly and to insure their property against fire and theft where possible.

A refund form is available from the Department Administrator or the Information Centre and must be completed and returned to the Departmental Office together with the original receipt, certificate of enrolment and supporting medical documentation. If the student withdraws from their course for any reason other than those stated above, any outstanding instalment payments will be collected by the College. In exceptional cases, consideration may be given to the student’s individual circumstances.

DISCLAIMER The College pursues a policy of continuous development of its courses and services. This document is for guidance only and does not form part of any contract. It is subject to change without notice. The information contained within it is correct at the date of publication, February 2015. We reserve the right to withdraw or change for any reason and without notice, any of the programmes, entry requirements and/or the facilities and/or services available from or provided by or on behalf of the College.

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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