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Yeovil College

University Centre 2017/18

Higher Education, Degree & Professional Course Guide


Message from the Principal: At Yeovil College University Centre, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity of university level education and we are proud to be able to offer you high-quality experience from our modern facilities at your local College in Yeovil. That belief drives and inspires our teaching, our staff, our students, and the businesses we work with. We see it as our obligation to the community, not only to the current generation but to future learners, too, and that passion has been commended by the QAA in their Higher Education Review in Spring 2016. There is more on the brilliant outcome of the review later on in this prospectus. It is our position in the community that led to our first graduation procession this year, from the campus to the Octagon Theatre where the ceremony was held, which gave us a chance to celebrate students' success with the whole town. Taking the decision to progress to a degree or professional qualification, or to return to study after a period of time, is a big decision and we want to make sure we do our bit to merge challenge and opportunity so that you, our students of the future, can reach your potential. Have a look through the course information and get inspired. My staff will be more than willing to answer any questions you have, and we would love to have you visit us. Thank you for your interest in Yeovil College University Centre. John Evans, Principal, Yeovil College

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Yeovil College University Centre Partners

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Yeovil College

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The Best in the West

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Professional Bodies

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Progression Opportunities

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Introductory Courses

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Accountancy & Marketing

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Art, Design & Media

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Business, Management & Professional Development

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Early Years, Education & Training

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Engineering

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Motor Vehicle

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English & History

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Health & Social Care

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Science & Computing

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Sport & Public Services

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Applying, Finance & Accommodation

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The University Centre Community

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Excellence at the University Centre

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Find out more

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CONTENTS

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Introduction

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCING YEOVIL COLLEGE UNIVERSITY CENTRE A FANTASTIC NEW UNIVERSITY CENTRE LOCATED ON THE YEOVIL COLLEGE CAMPUS. WHERE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO... THE EXTENSIVE RANGE OF COURSES, INCLUDING FOUNDATION, HONOURS AND MASTER’S DEGREES, HND’S AND MORE THE WELL-EQUIPPED TEACHING ROOMS AND SPECIALIST RESOURCES, INCLUDING A MAC SUITE, ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS AND LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE HIGH STUDENT SUCCESS RATES AND EXCELLENT PROGRESSION TO EMPLOYMENT THAT’S WHY WE HAVE AN 89%* STUDENT SATISFACTION RATE AND HIGH LEVELS OF STUDENT SUCCESS!

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With an extensive range of courses, including Higher National, Foundation Degrees, Honours and Master’s degrees, and more! Offering niche courses, including Marketing, Photography, Health, Media, and Engineering specialisms that aren’t available anywhere else locally The connection between the courses and industry – ensuring people are prepared for their futures Providing extensive specialist resources for each subject combined with a dedicated HE Study Centre and Lounge Located in central Yeovil, with good transport links Benefiting from additional facilities on campus – Restaurants, Gym, Salon With friendly, supportive lecturers who are experts in their fields With smaller class sizes, ensuring you can get the most from your learning and more contact time with your lecturers

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Class times and dates designed to suit you Careers Service drop-in sessions to assist with shaping your employment goals Courses that are informed by research and practice Vocationally-focussed courses, taking you a step closer to the career or job you want In partnership with top UK universities, giving you the chance to receive the best Higher Education locally Comprehensive professional learning resources, including AAT and CIM accredited training High student success rates and graduates who enhance their future opportunities through their courses Range of support services for students, including the Student Council and Students’ Union Flexible modes of study are available, including payas-you-go, weekend classes and blended learning, depending on which programme you choose

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Yeovil College University Centre works with three top institutions and two international professional bodies to bring you a range of excellent, industry-recognised qualifications. We work together cooperatively as a community to the benefit of our students, ensuring that you have local access to a wide range of high quality courses, excellent teaching and support services. Find out more in the

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YEOVIL COLLEGE UNIVERSITY CENTRE PARTNERS

YEOVIL COLLEGE UNIVERSITY CENTRE PARTNERS

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YEOVIL COLLEGE UNIVERSITY CENTRE… IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University (BU) is an innovative University which offers a range of high quality courses geared towards specific professions. A student-centered learning environment encourages intellectual achievement as well as employability – something born out of the University’s consistently excellent record of graduates moving into their chosen careers. What does it mean if I am studying a Bournemouth University validated course? Validated courses are offered in partnership between Yeovil College University Centre and Bournemouth University. Students enrol directly with the University Centre rather than BU and do not have access to BU’s learning resources and services. Instead, students will use the learning resources and services at the Yeovil College University Centre, details of which are included in this prospectus.

Students on BU validated courses will receive a Bournemouth University award on successful completion of the course and Bournemouth University is ultimately responsible for the academic standards and quality of its awards.

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If you enrol on a course franchised by the University of the West of England (UWE), you also become a UWE student, enabling you to access their facilities. The University of the West of England, in Bristol, is passionate about providing Higher Education opportunities to the local community. The focus for this activity is the UWE Federation – a group of colleges of Further Education who are working with UWE to develop courses with a distinct vocational emphasis and strong links with local employers. At Yeovil College University Centre, you can study a course validated by UWE which gives you an excellent opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that will prepare you for your future career. You may also have the opportunity to progress to an Honours degree at UWE.

time employment opportunities. Students on some programmes may also be eligible to apply the UWE bursary scheme. In addition, students become a member of the UWE Students’ Union and will be able to join and help to run a huge range of clubs and societies. The University of the West of England (Bristol) is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, offering a wide range of courses to almost 30,000 full and part-time students. Whatever you want to get out of Higher Education, UWE, together with the Yeovil College University Centre, aims to help you to achieve it.

As a UWE student, you will have access to the University’s extensive resources and support services, including their multi-million pound Sports Centre, extensive library and one of the largest Job Shops in the UK, providing a whole range of part-

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YEOVIL COLLEGE UNIVERSITY CENTRE… IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND (BRISTOL)

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YEOVIL COLLEGE UNIVERSITY CENTRE‌ IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

If you enrol on a course validated by the University of Gloucestershire, you also become a University of Gloucestershire student, enabling you to access agreed services and facilities. The University of Gloucestershire is a thriving and diverse community of over 10,000 students, based over three campuses, two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester, and is also expanding its student numbers within its partner colleges, including Yeovil College University Centre. The University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from Economics to Illustration and Performing Arts to Teacher Training as well as short courses. The courses are designed to offer flexible learning options for all its students to assist them with finding their career path. All students are warmly welcomed with academic and personal support and a wealth of resources in high quality facilities across three campuses.

A third of students studying with the University of Gloucestershire are part-time students, working alongside existing work and/or family commitments and many are studying for professional qualifications such as CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) or the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Others may be studying qualifications such as FdA Childhood studies, BA (Hons) English & History or BA (Hons) or Master’s degree in Personal & Professional Development.

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Working with

More than 5,000 students choose to study at Yeovil College and the Yeovil College University Centre each year, completing a wide range of qualifications which will help them progress towards success in their chosen careers. From introductory courses to Master’s degrees, Yeovil College can offer something for everyone, providing the whole community with relevant and valuable personal development. In terms of University courses, Yeovil College has offered Higher Education provision for close to 30 years. Over time this has grown extensively, establishing the University Centre in 2004 (now formally known as the Yeovil College University Centre). Thanks to close working relationships with industry and employers across a wide range of professional sectors, students studying Higher Education programmes within Yeovil College University Centre not only have access to world-class courses, but the added benefit of good relationships with the industry their programme is centred upon. This is one of the reasons that more and more people choose to study for their Higher Education qualification at the University Centre – from across the region, nationally, and internationally. Working with over 700 regional, national and international employers and the local community, Yeovil College constantly reviews its courses, regularly introducing new qualifications, including Apprenticeships, A Levels, vocational courses, degrees and professional training. As a result, at Yeovil College you can gain the skills and develop the personal attributes you will need in your future career.

The College’s facilities are also centred around student success, and enhancing the student experience. In supporting Higher Education learners there is specific provision – such as the HE Study Centre, Higher Education Lounge – for studying, using computers, silent study, wifi access, in addition to spaces to chill out and relax. This is on top of other resources to support the HE student experience, such as the on-site gym, sports facilities, Students’ Union, hair & beauty salon, licensed bar & restaurant, cafés, and other eateries. Specialist facilities for University Centre programmes include: 100 seat Lecture Theatre; vast Learning Resource Centre with e-library and e-journal facilities; 24-7 access to College IT facilities through a Remote Desktop (including access to Microsoft programs); active Virtual Learning Environment – to provide onestop information for all University Centre learners in addition to programme-level resource; computer hardware lab, including 3D printing and robotics; the Leonardo Creative Building – including dedicated start of the art Mac Suites for Graphic Design, Fine Art, Photography and Media Studios; and the Advanced Engineering Centre – complete with specialist testing and production equipment which reflects industry standards and new innovations. And all of this is available to you 10 minutes walk from Yeovil Town Centre! For more information, visit www.yeovil.ac.uk.

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YEOVIL COLLEGE Yeovil College is proud to offer course and progression opportunities from Level 1 right up to Degrees and Masters Degrees. That means you can stay close to friends and family whilst you learn the new higher level skills and knowledge that employers are really looking for. It’s now easier than ever to study right up to Degree level at Yeovil College. You can progress across a range of courses and levels and now continue your study to higher education from our Mudford Road campus. The Yeovil College University Centre (formally UCY on Preston Road) has been offering Degree level programmes since 2001 and over the last 11 years over 3000 students have successfully graduated from our University Centre. At the University Centre we work closely with our key university partners: Bournemouth University, the University of the West of England and the University of Gloucestershire to offer a fantastic range of Degree level programmes, right here on your doorstep in Yeovil.

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THE BEST IN THE WEST Yeovil College University Centre is the Best in the West following the official Higher Education Review’s recent inspection carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). No college has achieved a better result, with only one other college matching Yeovil College University Centre’s tremendous achievement. The reviewers passed the centre on every single element of the provision and highlighted elements of good practice, such as the relevance of the curriculum delivery and the extensive support for professional development of teaching staff, so you can be absolutely certain that you are getting a great educational experience. The report also highlighted the far-reaching opportunities for students to develop their employability skills thanks to the strong and productive links with local and regional employers. Students want to know that they will receive a good education but also that they will be able to get a job once they finish and the QAA found that Yeovil College University Centre “has embedded student employability into its provisions. There is a clear evidence of student progression into employment as a result of initiatives implemented by the College and the strong relationships that the College has with local and regional employers.” Yeovil College University Centre can now be recognised as the best provider of university level education in the region, which is great news for people in Yeovil, Somerset and beyond who always had an ambition to study for a degree but thought they would have to travel – they don’t! Degrees are on offer locally, and you can be sure you’re getting the best.

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PROFESSIONAL BODIES

PROFESSIONAL BODIES Yeovil College University Centre is proud to provide industry-standard qualifications in Accounting and Marketing on behalf of the following professional bodies: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) The AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for vocational accountants. It works across the globe with around 130,000 members in more than 90 countries. Its members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners. AAT members are ambitious, focussed accounting professionals, many occupying senior, well-rewarded positions with thousands of employers, from bluechip corporate giants to public sector institutions. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants. It has an unrivalled global network of members, students, colleges and Approved Employers. The ACCA offers globally recognised qualifications, support and guidance for students, employers and colleges, world-class accountancy expertise to the public and the highest standards of practice and ethical conduct. Above all, the ACCA provides business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Marketing is constantly evolving and it is important to demonstrate that you have kept up-to-date with the latest developments. It is also a vital part of creating competitive businesses and building a strong economy. Furthermore, Marketing is a rewarding yet challenging career. That is why the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the leading international professional marketing body exists, to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional marketing standards and improve your skills in marketing, whether you are a novice or a professional, enabling you to build skills and capability so you can deliver excellent results for your organisation.

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What can I study at the Yeovil College University Centre? You can study from a choice of nearly 50 Higher Education courses, all designed with you and local employers in mind. This means that the majority of our courses are vocational and relate to jobs, career progression and local industry. What qualifications can I get? Through hard work and commitment, you can gain one of a range of qualifications, including professional accreditations, such as Association of Accounting Technicians, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or Chartered Institute of Marketing status, Higher National Diplomas, Foundation, Honours or Master’s degrees, teaching qualifications, or Diplomas at Level 5 or above. It all depends on what you want to achieve, so come to one of our open events to see how we can help you. What are Foundation degrees (FdAs/FdSCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs)? As well as being standalone qualifications, Foundation degrees and HNDs are courses which represent the first two years of an Honours degree programme. Once you achieve your Foundation degree or HND, you can often apply for a further year of study to ‘top up’ your qualification to a full Honours degree.

Where can I find out about specific courses? You can read summaries of each of our courses on the following pages, along with key information, entry requirements and awarding bodies. Can I talk to the course lecturer? Yes, they would be more than happy to speak to you at one of our open events. Can I learn in a way to suit my life and commitments? The Yeovil College University Centre offers several different modes of study, depending on the course. For example, you can study full-time, part-time, in the evenings, at weekends, pay-as-you-go or through blended learning. Call us on 01935 845454 or come to one of our open events to find out more. Will course fees change? All course fees are correct at time of print, however prices may be reviewed. For the most up to date information call us on 01935 845454 or visit our website: www.ycuc.ac.uk. What is the new UCAS points tariff? For the latest information on UCAS points tariffs and changes visit: www.ucas.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will I get a ‘proper’ degree from the Yeovil College University Centre? Yes. All the degrees offered at the Yeovil College University Centre are accredited by our partner universities. This means you will study in classes at the Yeovil College University Centre and graduate in Yeovil but your degree will be from the accrediting university. You can see which university is linked to a degree on the course information pages.

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PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Work & Careers Students also progress to employment in a wide range of sectors, including Science, Teaching, Sport, Leisure, Business, Healthcare, Engineering, Childcare and the Creative Industries. Some also joined the Armed Forces or Emergency Services. Giving you the skills you need to Succeed Yeovil College has excellent relationships with many local employers, which help to ensure that our qualifications give you the skills that employers are looking for. Many of our qualifications rely on our communications and partnership with local companies. By listening to what employers need, we have more opportunities to provide you with career-relevant training which gives you the skills you need for your future career. Working with Employers Staff in our Curriculum Areas work hard to engage positively with employers so that you can benefit from a greater insight into the world of work and what employers need. Many courses give you the chance to work on real-life projects for employers, meet guest speakers from course relevant industry, and take part in trips to explore relevant businesses. Examples include: • Graphic Design students work on live briefs for local and national companies throughout their course, designing logos, posters, and other materials. Recently, they have worked with the Red Cross and Taunton Racecourse. • Sports students benefit from regular visits from high profile sports persons willing to share their experiences. Guests have included former students such as former England Rugby team captain, Catherine Spencer, and professional footballer, Chris Weale. • Media students have produced promotional films for various organisations, including the NHS and National Trust. • Health & Social Care students volunteer at local care homes and have been highly praised for their hard work in the community. To find out more about our students’ most recent work with employers, please visit our websites: www.yeovil.ac.uk and www.ycuc.ac.uk

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION Access to Higher Education (HE) aims to give people with significant life experience a fresh chance at education. It is a nationally recognised qualification representing an alternative to the traditional A Level route to university. As well as giving you the chance to gain the academic skills you will need for higher level study, the courses aim to support students so that they increase in confidence and develop interpersonal skills. There is no upper age limit for these programmes, though there may be programme-specific entry requirements.

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This is a course designed to provide a secure science platform to move onto higher education courses with a science component. Previous students have progressed onto bio-science, midwifery and other relevant courses.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: One Year (Full-time) Mode of Study: Full-time

INTRODUCTORY COURSES

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION - SCIENCE

Example Content: Study Skills, Preparation for University English and Maths Tests, specialist Science units. Entry requirements: To join the Science pathway, you need GCSEs at grade C or above in English, maths and Science. You also need an IELTS score of at least 5.5. Remember to check the entry requirements of your preferred university to ensure you can progress to the course of your choice.

Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ3,384 Awarding Body: Ascentis

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION - HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE This wide based course provides a platform to develop a range of skills and knowledge required to prepare you for your step into health care. Previous students have progressed to a wide range of health, education and care related HE courses, such as degrees in Nursing, Social Work and Early Years Teaching.

KEY INFORMATION

Example Content: Study Skills, Preparation for University English and Maths Tests, specialist Health & Social Care units

Duration: One Year (Full-time) Mode of Study: Full-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ3,384

Entry requirements: For Health & Social Care (Access to Nursing) pathway, you need GCSE English and maths at Grade C or above. You also need an IELTS score of at least 5.5. Remember to check the entry requirements of your preferred university to ensure you can progress to the course of your choice.

Awarding Body: Ascentis

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The Engineering pathway provides you with the skills and the academic knowledge to study Engineering subjects at levels 4, 5 and beyond. The course aims to support students so that they increase in confidence and develop interpersonal skills as well as their academic ability. Who wish to progress onto Higher Education such as HNC, HND or university degrees.

KEY INFORMATION

INTRODUCTORY COURSES

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION - ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Example Content: Mathematics, Further Mathematics for Engineers, Mechanical Science and Electrical/Electronic Science

Duration: One Year Mode of Study: Part-time (Part-time, one day per week attendance in College) Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ3,928

Entry requirements: You need to have previously studied an academic level 3 programme in English or related subject, or been employed in an engineering environment for a number of years. You might be asked to attend an Academic Interview with one of the Engineering team.

Awarding Body: Ascentis

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION - HUMANITIES Access to Higher Education (HE) aims to give adults (19+) with significant life experience a fresh chance at education. It is a nationally recognised qualification representing an alternative to the traditional A Level route to university. As well as giving you the chance to gain the academic skills you will need for higher level study, the course aims to support students so that they increase in confidence and develop interpersonal skills. Modules include English Language, English Literature, History, Sociology and Psychology. There is no upper age limit for this course.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: One Year (Full-time) Mode of Study: Full-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ3,028

Example Content: English Language, English Literature, History, Sociology, Psychology. Entry requirements: You will need GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above (please check the entry requirements of the Universities that you are interested in though as some courses may require a B, or have other subject requirements) combined with a desire to study and the commitment to study full time for a year.

Awarding Body: Ascentis

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ACCOUNTANCY & MARKETING

AAT DIPLOMA (LEVEL 4) ACCOUNTING If you have successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and want to achieve a Technicianlevel Accounting qualification, this course is an excellent choice. It is suitable for people working at all levels of finance and allows you to gain practical accounting skills that can be used in the workplace. You will complete four modules covering Financial Statements, Financial Performance, Budgeting, Internal Control and Accounting Systems as well as two optional modules on Auditing and/or Taxation. The course is sponsored by three main accountancy bodies and is a nationally recognised qualification.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: One year (Part-time) Mode of Study: Part-Time

Example Content: Financial Statements, Financial Performance, Budgeting, Internal Control & Accounting Systems, External Auditing, Personal Taxation, Business Taxation Entry requirements: You need to have successfully completed the AAT Diploma (Level 3) in Accounting.

Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ1,750 Awarding Body: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

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The ACCA Diploma in Accounting is a senior level professional course which leads to a globally recognised Accountancy qualification. You will study a range of Accountancy units, such as Corporate and Business Law, Taxation and Auditing.

KEY INFORMATION

ACCOUNTANCY & MARKETING

ACCA DIPLOMA (LEVEL 5/6) ACCOUNTANCY

Example Content: Financial Management, Corporate and Business Law, Taxation

Duration: One year (Level 5) Two year (Level 6) Mode of Study: Part-Time

Entry requirements: You will need GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above (please check the entry requirements of the Universities that you are interested in though as some courses may require a B, or have other subject requirements) combined with a desire to study and the commitment to study full time for a year.

Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ1,500 per year (Please note separate exam fees payable) Awarding Body: Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)

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CIM CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 4) MARKETING The CIM Certificate (Level 4) Marketing is aimed at the aspiring professional marketer who wants to gain the knowledge and skills to succeed and progress in their marketing career. The course aims to give you an understanding of the wider role of marketing, an insight into customer behaviour and the ability to help implement tactical marketing activities at an operational level.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: 10 weeks Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): £500 (Please note additional registration fee and examination fee to CIM) Awarding Body: Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

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Example Content: Communications, Customer Experience Entry requirements: You need one or more of the following to gain entry onto this qualification: • CIM Introductory Certificate (Level 3) Marketing • Any relevant Level 3 qualification • Any UK degree or international equivalent • International Baccalaureate (Equivalent to NQF Level 3 and above) • At least one year’s professional practice experience and diagnostic assessment on Level 4 If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of at least one English Language qualification you have achieved within the last two years.

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Digital marketing is a constantly evolving and increasingly important discipline within modern marketing. This short course will enable you to build essential skills in this area to identify, integrate and monitor effective digital tactics to deliver enhanced marketing activities. This qualification can be completed as a standalone module for people with existing marketing qualifications or as part of the CIM Certificate (Level 4) Professional Marketing.

KEY INFORMATION

ACCOUNTANCY & MARKETING

CIM AWARD (LEVEL 4) DIGITAL MARKETING

Example Content: How to apply practical knowledge, including effective use of digital marketing tool kit.

Duration: 10 weeks Mode of Study: Part time Course Fee (2017/18): £500 (Please note additional registration fee and examination fee to CIM) Awarding Body: Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Entry requirements: You need one or more of the following to gain entry onto this qualification: • CIM Introductory Certificate (Level 3) Marketing • Any relevant Level 3 qualification • Any UK degree or international equivalent • International Baccalaureate (Equivalent to NQF Level 3 and above) • At least one year’s professional practice experience and diagnostic assessment on Level 4 If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of at least one English Language qualification you have achieved within the last two years.

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CIM AWARD (LEVEL 4) CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE This course recognises how deeper knowledge of customer requirements within different contexts allows organisations to enhance customer experience. It provides the skills and understanding to assess customer expectations in context and to develop and deliver activities that meet those expectations. It introduces customer experience frameworks and highlights how to establish effective monitoring and measurement techniques that ultimately enable organisations to improve customer experience.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: 10 weeks Mode of Study: Part-Time Course Fee (2017/18): £500 Course Fee £130 Examination Fee £50 Registration Awarding Body: CIM

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Example Content: Understand the range of different contexts across which marketers operate, Understand the different dimensions of customer experience, Deliver activities that enhance customer experience, Use metrics to improve future customer experience. Entry requirements: You need one or more of the following to gain entry onto this qualification: • CIM Level 3 Certificate in Marketing • Any relevant level 3 qualification • Any UK degree or international equivalent, professional practice (suggested one year in a marketing role) plus diagnostic assessment onto Level 4)

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This course aims to enable understanding of the importance of effective internal and external communications in building sustainable relationships and delivering customer value. It provides the opportunity to recognise the importance of communications planning in delivering marketing solutions. It explains how the concept of product and brand management can enable organisations to deliver customer value. It outlines the components of the marketing communications mix and enables understanding of integrated marketing communications (IMC) planning.

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Example Content: Know how to build cross-functional relationships, Create effective communications to deliver value to customers, Understand the components of the marketing communications mix, Develop integrated marketing communications.

Duration: 10 weeks Mode of Study: Part-Time Course Fee (2017/18): £500 Course Fee £130 Examination Fee £50 Registration

ACCOUNTANCY & MARKETING

CIM CERTIFCATE (LEVEL 4) AWARD IN INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS

Entry requirements: You need one or more of the following to gain entry onto this qualification: • CIM Level 3 Certificate in Marketing • Any relevant level 3 qualification • Any UK degree or international equivalent, professional practice (suggested one year in a marketing role) plus diagnostic assessment onto Level 4)

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CIM AWARD (LEVEL 6) STRATEGIC MARKETING This course is designed for professional marketers working in an operational, supervisory or management role who want to develop their knowledge and skills across a range of areas. It allows you to develop your understanding at management level so you can take a strategic approach to marketing planning. By developing your knowledge of key marketing metrics and measurement techniques, you will be able to interpret relevant insight and make informed strategic decisions.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: 12 Saturday attendances Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): £500 (Please note additional registration fee and examination fee to CIM) Awarding Body: Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

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Example Content: Understand how to analyse an organisation’s current and future external environment, Analyse relevant information to recommend and inform strategic decision making, Manage resources to deliver the strategic marketing plan, Monitor, measure and adapt the marketing plan for continuous improvement. Entry requirements: • You need one or more of the following to gain entry onto this qualification: • Professional Certificate in Marketing or Certificate in Professional Marketing • Any relevant Level 4 qualification • Foundation degree in Business with Marketing, professional practice (suggested two years marketing in an operational role) plus diagnostic assessment onto Level 6.

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For many organisations digital marketing has evolved from a set of tactical actions to a significant element of strategy. This award will provide you with an in-depth consideration of digital marketing capabilities that can be embedded within strategic marketing planning. This qualification can be completed as a standalone module for people with existing marketing qualifications or as part of the CIM Diploma (Level 6) Professional Marketing.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: 12 Saturday attendances

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CIM AWARD (LEVEL 6) DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY

Entry requirements: You need one or more of the following to gain entry onto this qualification: • CIM Professional Certificate (Level 4) Marketing

Mode of Study: Part-time

• Any relevant Level 4 qualification

Course Fee (2017/18): £500 (Please note additional registration fee and examination fee to CIM)

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a recognised university with at least one third of credits coming from marketing content (i.e. 120 credits in bachelor’s degrees or 60 credits with Master’s degrees)

Awarding Body: Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Example Content: Insight into how organisations can implement digital marketing strategy and build these capabilities into the overall strategic plan

• Foundation degree in Business with Marketing

• At least two years’ professional practice experience in an operational marketing role and diagnostic assessment on level 6. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of at least one English Language qualification you have achieved within the last two years.

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CIM AWARD (LEVEL 6) DRIVING INNOVATION This course outlines the importance of how taking a visionary approach and embedding innovation, can help organisations deal with the challenges of a fast-moving marketplace. It focuses on how an understanding of the relationship between marketing and entrepreneurship can enable organisations to deliver compelling marketing solutions. It presents the key factors in building and nurturing innovation throughout the organisation and within the marketing function. It provides an appreciation of the role of internal marketing in supporting a culture of innovation and in implementing change programmes.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: 12 Saturday attendances Mode of Study: Part-time

Entry requirements: You need one or more of the following to gain entry onto this qualification:

Course Fee (2017/18):

• Professional Certificate in Marketing or Certificate in Professional Marketing

£500 (Please note additional registration fee and examination fee to CIM) Awarding Body: Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

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Example Content: Understand the relationship between marketing and entrepreneurship, Understand the key factors that facilitate and nurture innovation in organisations, Understand the role of internal marketing, Implement marketing-led organisational change.

• Any relevant Level 4 qualification • Foundation degree in Business with Marketing, professional practice (suggested two years marketing in an operational role) plus diagnostic assessment onto Level 6

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This course examines the role of marketing metrics and establishes how an understanding of a range of measurement techniques can enable organisations to achieve marketing insights and strategic decision making. It provides an appreciation of how these techniques, aligned to business objectives, can establish and determine marketing effectiveness. It outlines the value of using appropriate data sources to enable analysis, and employing appropriate analytics tools and techniques to ensure effective marketing decision making.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: 12 Saturday attendances Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): £500 (Please note additional registration fee and examination fee to CIM) Awarding Body: Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

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CIM AWARD (LEVEL 6) MASTERING METRICS

Example Content: Understand the role of marketing metrics, Know the relevant measures of marketing performance, Understand appropriate sources data analysis, Utilise various analytics tools and techniques for marketing insight and strategic decision making.

Entry requirements: You need one or more of the following to gain entry onto this qualification:

• Professional Certificate in Marketing or Certificate in Professional Marketing • Any relevant Level 4 qualification

• Foundation degree in Business with Marketing

Professional practice (suggested two years marketing in an operational role) plus diagnostic assessment onto Level 6

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This course aims to encourage and support you as you develop your own individual Fine Art practice and locate yourself and your work in the context of the region’s vibrant art community. The course covers studio practice, theoretical engagement in practice and vocational/professional development. This course runs alongside the FdAs in Media, Graphic Design and Photography, offering exciting opportunities for cross-disciplinary debate and shared experiences for students on all courses. Input from employers and practitioners is provided throughout the year.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full-time), four years (Part-time). Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time

Course Fee (2017/18): £6,000 per year (Full-time), £3,000 per year (Part-time)

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FDA FINE ART

Example Content: Visual Culture, Visual Research, 2D Imagery, Journeys of Imagination: Experience, Memory & Time, Professional Practice, Establishing Personal Practice, Aesthetics, Making Art, Talking Art. Entry requirements: You need the equivalent of 120 UCAS tariff points from one or more GCE/A Level, a relevant Level 3 qualification or a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or substantial recent practical experience, a portfolio of work and appropriate language and numeracy skills. Applications from current professional practitioners are welcomed.

Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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FDA GRAPHIC DESIGN This course is for people who want to develop the creative, critical, professional and personal skills required in the competitive and rapidly changing Creative Industries landscape. As well as engaging with contemporary issues and practices, the FdA Graphic Design encompasses areas including web design, motion graphics, advertising, branding, packaging design, typographic design, mixed media and illustration. The course delivery is constantly developing in line with changes within the creative industries and advances in digital technology and practice. Input from employers and visiting designers is provided throughout the year.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full-time), four years (Part-time). Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-Time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ6,000 per year (Full-time), ÂŁ3,000 per year (Part-time)

Example Content: Visual Culture, Visual Research, Creative Thinking, Creative Skills, Developing Creative Practice, Professional Practice, Creative Entrepreneur, Creative Industries. Entry requirements: You need the equivalent of 120 UCAS tariff points from one or more GCE/A Level, a relevant Level 3 qualification or a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or substantial recent practical experience, a portfolio of work and appropriate language and numeracy skills. Applications from current professional practitioners are welcomed.

Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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The FdA Media aims to help you develop the creative, critical, professional and personal skills needed in the competitive and rapidly changing Media landscape. The course and methods of study allow you to engage with the contemporary issues and practices which are transforming media production and consumption. You explore audio-visual production across a range of platforms and outcomes and have the opportunity to work in a variety of media, including video, audio, radio, animation, motion-graphics and interactive media. Emphasis can be placed on a medium of your choice and you will be encouraged to work outside of conventional forms, where appropriate, so that you are able to investigate and continually respond to the changing conventions of the sector. Input from employers and practitioners is provided throughout the year.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full-time), three years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ6,000 per year (Full-time); ÂŁ3,000 per year (Part-time)

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FDA MEDIA

Example Content: Visual Culture, Visual Research, Creative Thinking, Creative Skills, Screen Production, Script Writing, Professional Practice, Creative Entrepreneur, Creative Media Practice Entry requirements: You need the equivalent of 120 UCAS tariff points from one or more GCE/A Levels, a relevant Level 3 qualification or a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or substantial recent practical experience, a portfolio of work and appropriate language and numeracy skills. Applications from current professional practitioners are welcomed.

Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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FDA PHOTOGRAPHY This Foundation degree aims to help you develop the creative, critical and personal skills needed in the highly competitive and rapidly changing world of professional photography. The course and study methods allow you to engage with the contemporary issues and the modern practices which are transforming the production and consumption of photography. This qualification runs alongside the FdAs in Media, Graphic Design and Fine Art, offering you opportunities for cross-disciplinary debate and shared experiences. Input from employers and practitioners is provided throughout the year.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full-time), three years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-Time or Part-Time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ6,000 per year (Full-Time), ÂŁ3,000 per year (Part-Time)

Example Content: Visual Culture, Visual Research, 2D Imagery, Journeys of Imagination: Experience, Memory & Time, Professional Practice, Establishing Personal Practice, Aesthetics, Photography Skills Entry requirements: You need the equivalent of 120 UCAS tariff points from one or more GCE/A Level, a relevant Level 3 qualification or a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or substantial recent practical experience, a portfolio of work and appropriate language and numeracy skills. Applications from current professional practitioners are welcomed.

Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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HND BUSINESS Designed to develop key academic knowledge and understanding of key business concepts through case studies, group work and business projects. Throughout the course, students gain specialist knowledge and understanding developed through close interaction with experienced tutors and key inputs from business professionals.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full-time), three years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ5,600 per year (Full-time); ÂŁ3,750 per year (Part-Time)

Example Content: Managing Financial Resources and Decisions, Organisations and Behavior, Marketing Principles, Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business, Business Decision Making, Business Strategy & Business Economics Entry requirements: You need a total of 120 UCAS points from A Levels or an equivalent BTEC grade and a grade A-C in English and maths at GCSE level. Relevant employment or experience of Business and/or Marketing in a professional context is desirable.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

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Designed to develop key academic knowledge and understanding of key business concepts through case studies, group work and business projects. Throughout the course, students gain specialist knowledge and understanding developed through close interaction with experienced tutors and key inputs from business professionals. The HND Business (Marketing) is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in marketing and or sales across a wide range of industries. Students graduating from this programme can progress directly on to the Top-Up BA (Hons) Business Management Practice programme offered through the University Centre.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full-time), three years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ5,600 per year (Full-time); ÂŁ3,750 per year (Part-Time)

Example Content: Resources and Decisions, Organisations and Behaviour, Marketing Principles, Marketing Intelligence, Advertising and Promotion in Business, Marketing Planning, Sales Planning and Operations Entry requirements: You need a total of 120 UCAS points from A Levels or an equivalent BTEC grade and a grade A-C in English and maths at GCSE level. Relevant employment or experience of Business and/or Marketing in a professional context is desirable.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

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BA (HONS) DEGREE (LEVEL 6) BUSINESS TOP-UP Top up your HND or diploma into a full BA Honours in one year and progress your career. At the core of this course you will learn about building and sustaining strategy as well as completing your own investigative study, but you will also have the flexibility to develop specialist business management skills in line with your career goals. Subjects include strategic marketing, new business enterprise and globally responsible leadership.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: One year (Full-time), two years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ6,000

Example Content: Develop skills in managing people, projects, finance, HR, marketing and logistics in an international context. Modules such as Study Skills will develop your skills as part of the degree. Entry requirements: Pass in a 3-year Diploma (from a recognised instituion) Pass in an HND (SQA and Edexcel)

Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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This seven unit course is a specialist work-related programme for those who want to confirm or extend management experience. It is a good qualification if you want to change career or move into management, covering the knowledge and skills you need for successful middle management. The core unit, Principles of Management & Leadership, provides you with an essential underpinning knowledge, complemented by five specialist modules which make this a comprehensive and rounded development opportunity. Additional modules cover topics including Marketing, Change Management, Innovation, Recruitment, Budgeting and Communication.

KEY INFORMATION

Example Content: Principles of Management & Leadership, Managing Marketing, Management of Change, Managing Innovation, Recruitment & Selection, Managing Budgets, Managing Communications at Work

Duration: One year Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ1078.50 Awarding Body: Edexcel

Entry requirements: Management experience is normally required. You will need access to a workplace so you can complete the practice-based assignments. There are no formal entry requirements, but we would normally expect you to have a suitable Level 3 qualification. All students are interviewed and you will need to show that you can benefit from and complete the course.

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BTEC DIPLOMA (LEVEL 5) MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

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BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA (LEVEL 7) STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP This course gives students the opportunity to develop their existing Business and Management skills and experience to a higher level. This course is particularly useful if you want to progress to an MBA or similar Master’s degree programme with advanced entry status. The BTEC Extended Diploma has been developed to allow you to engage in learning which helps you develop a range of skills and techniques essential for entry to higher training programmes and professional bodies.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ1420.00 (per year) Awarding Body: Edexcel

Example Content: Professional Development for Strategic Managers, Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills, Creative and Innovative Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Marketing Management, Developing Successful Business Teams, Research Methods for Strategic Managers, Project Development and Implementation for Strategic Managers, Corporate Communications Strategy, Strategic Change Management, Strategic Planning Entry requirements: Level 5 or above and business management experience or working within a business management role.

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This Honours degree is for students who want to develop the professional Business & Management skills relevant to their employment practice. It combines modules to enhance commercial awareness and professional experience, as well as helping develop your ability to critically analyse workplace-related subjects. The course blends work-based learning with more traditional study in a Higher Education environment. You will need to be in paid or voluntary employment for at least six hours per week for the duration of the course.

KEY INFORMATION

Example Content: Contemporary Issues in Organisational Practice, Approaches to Investigation and Enquiry, Advanced Professional Practice, Enquiry in the Workplace, International Human Resource Management, International Marketing Management

Duration: 18 months (Part-time) Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ3,750 per year (Part-Time)

Entry requirements: Many students join this degree from the University Centre Yeovil’s Foundation degree in Business & Management. You can also apply if you have successfully completed a business or finance Higher National Diploma with a Merit/Distinction profile.

Awarding Body: University of the West of England

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BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PRACTICE

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BA (HONS) PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOP-UP This degree is designed so that workers in a wide range of sectors can enhance and develop their professional expertise by working towards a formal academic qualification. It was created for those seeking learning that is vocationally relevant, but may also be undertaken for personal development. It includes a combination of work-based learning, experiential learning and employer-based training and encompasses topics including Experiential Learning, Employability, Mentoring & Coaching and Research Skills.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: One year (Full-time), two years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time

Example Content: Leadership and Management, Employability, Mentoring & Coaching, Research Skills, Approaches to Action Research Entry requirements: You need 240 credits from a Foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (HND). All students are interviewed and must demonstrate their ability to benefit from and complete the course.

Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ6,000 per year (Full-time); ÂŁ4,000 per year (Part-Time) Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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This course has been designed to enable professionals from a wide range of sectors to enhance and develop their expertise by working towards a full Master’s degree. You will learn through a combination of work-based learning, experiential learning and employer-based training. Topics covered include Mentoring and Coaching, Employability, Research Skills and Action Research.

KEY INFORMATION

Example Content: Mentoring & Coaching, Experiential Learning, Employability, Graduate Research Skills, Action Research

Duration: Three years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Part-time

Entry requirements: You need an Honour’s degree or equivalent qualification.

Course Fee (2017/18): £4,000 per year (Part-Time) Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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OPEN EVENTS Open events give you a fantastic opportunity to come and see for yourself what the Yeovil College University Centre has to offer. Come along to any of the following events to find out more about the courses, meet teaching staff, tour the campus and ask about finance, accommodation and travel. For more information on our events, visit www.ycuc.ac.uk.

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FDA CHILDHOOD STUDIES, CARE AND EDUCATION This course is designed for both students either working in early years or school provision to continue your studies after completing Level 3. It is aimed at those already supporting teaching as Teaching Assistants and Early Years Practitioners within a nursery provision to enhance practice in the workplace. The course is a sector-endorsed and accredited programme for professional development specifically designed to develop personal understanding, knowledge and skills of education in a wider context.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two Years (full time) Three years (part time) Mode of Study: Full time or Part time Course Fee (2017/18): £6,000 per year (full time) and £4,000 per year (part time Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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Example Content: Theories of Thinking and Learning, PSED through Positive Interactions, Child Development and the Life Course, Understanding Curriculum Development, Documenting Children’s Learning, Supporting SEN within Inclusive practice, Personal and Academic Development, Safeguarding Children and Families, Working with Parents, Introduction to Practitioner based research, Leadership and Management in Education. Entry requirements: You need a Level 3 qualification in Childcare or relevant area and have at least 2 years’ experience of working within the care or education field. You will need a minimum of English and maths at GCSE grade A*-C. You may be employed or volunteer within at least 15 hours work experience per week and a current DBS enhanced disclosure will be required when working with children.

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This course is designed for both students working in early years or school provision to continue your studies after completing a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in Childcare or related subject. It will draw on your experience and knowledge at level 5 to develop further deeper understanding working towards a full Honours Degree at level 6. The programme offers a variety of different subjects to be explored within Childcare and Education. These include: • • • •

A historic view of the concepts of childhood and how this is relevant in today’s practice when working with children How managing change impacts upon leadership and management relationships An exploration of sectors of society such as social, health and educational spheres that support your practice within the wider community. A qualification dissertation involving wider research on a subject of relevance to your profession.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: One year (Full-time), two years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): £6,000 per year (Full-time); £3,000 per year (Part-Time)

Example Content: Social and Cultural Concepts of Childhood, Change Management, Working in the Wider Community, Research Dissertation

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BA (HONS) CHILDHOOD STUDIES, CARE AND EDUCATION

Entry requirements: You need a Level 5 qualification in a related subject such as Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma as well as grade C or above in GCSE English and maths (Science if you intend a Teaching career in Early Years or Primary)

Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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USING TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING (LEVEL4) Looking to take your teaching into the 21st century? Technology is fast moving and allows creativity in teaching, so join the course. It will allow you to use collaborative technologies, apply the use of technology to learning delivery.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: 3 hours a week over 30 weeks Mode of Study: Part-time

Example Content: Using collaborative technologies, Applying the use of technology to learning delivery. Sharing practice of technology in learning delivery. Entry requirements: Level 4 certificate in Education in Education & Training or equivalent.

Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ980 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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The qualification replaces the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. The City & Guilds Certificate (Level 4) Education and Training is a first stage qualification designed for people who are working or hope to work as teachers or trainers in any English learning environment. It is also suitable for pre-service teachers/trainers, i.e. people not formally contracted as a teacher/trainer. The course will help you gain the knowledge needed to work in the Further Education and skills sectors,

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Example Content: Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training, Planning to Meet the Needs of Learners, Delivering Education and Training, Assessing Learners, Using Resources for Education and Training

Duration: One year Mode of Study: Part-time

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CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 4) EDUCATION & TRAINING

Entry requirements: You need Level 2 qualifications, such as GCSEs, in English and Maths. You also need access to 30 teaching hours.

Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ1,403 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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DIPLOMA (LEVEL 5) EDUCATION & TRAINING The Diploma (Level 5) Education & Training will help you develop an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Additionally, it will help you to cement your knowledge of theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in practice. It is a higher level teaching qualification designed for those who are or want to be ‘in service’, working as teachers or trainers in England. It may also be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers, i.e. people not formally contracted as a teacher/trainer, to take this qualification. All applicants need access to 100 hours teaching practice.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: One year Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): £2,762.00

Example Content: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training, Wider Professional Practice, Inclusive Practice, Action Research, Teaching in a Specialist Area. Entry requirements: You need Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths. You also need access to 100 hours teaching practice. Prospective students are interviewed and may need to undertake an initial assessment in English and maths.

Awarding Body: The University of Gloucestershire

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This qualification is designed to help improve standards of practice for those working in training and development. It is especially beneficial if you are working at a senior or managerial level in learning and development and have a great deal of professional experience including roles, responsibilities and relationships, inclusive teaching and learning, assessment and working with groups and individuals. You need access to 30 hours of teaching to complete this course.

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Example Content: Principles, theories and practices of learning and development, identify the learning needs of organisations, develop learning and development programmes, evaluate and improve learning and development provision.

Duration: One year Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ930 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 4) MANAGING LEARNING

Entry requirements: You need to be working in a training or assessing environment. A candidate-IQA will need to show that they have provided support for a minimum of two assessors. Each of these assessors needs to be assessing two candidates. It is the responsibility of the candidateIQA to locate these assessors and their candidates. Additionally, the candidate-IQA must have the support of an occupationally competent and qualified Internal Verifier who will be responsible for counter-signing all the decisions made by the candidate-IQA. Please note that the College does not provide for these requirements.

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CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 4) LEADING THE INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE OF ASSESSMENT PROCESSES & PRACTICE This qualification is for people who are currently working in a training or assessing environment and would like to be able to quality assure assessors and assessment process.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Six to 12 months (Part-time) Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ650.00 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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Example Content: Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment, Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment, Plan, Allocate and Monitor the Quality of Work in own Area of Responsibility Entry requirements: You need to be working in a training or assessing environment. A candidate-IQA will need to show that they have provided support for a minimum of two assessors. Each of these assessors needs to be assessing two candidates. It is the responsibility of the candidateIQA to locate these assessors and their candidates. Additionally, the candidate-IQA must have the support of an occupationally competent and qualified Internal Verifier who will be responsible for counter-signing all the decisions made by the candidate-IQA. Please note that the College does not provide for these requirements.

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NEW PGCE COMING SOON

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This course is suitable for people currently or hoping to work in technical and management roles in Aeronautical Engineering. This course gives you the opportunity to complete specialist studies which are directly relevant to job roles. You will learn about a range of subjects, including Analytical Methods, Engineering Science, Analytical methods, Engineering Science, Airframe integrity, Aircraft systems, aerodynamics & gas turbines and Mechanical Principles. In the second year, you will complete a project developed using your own individual expertise and the skills you have gained during the course. Different delivery modes are available depending upon your starting qualification and whether you want to study full or part-time.

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Example Content: Analytical Methods, Engineering Science, Analytical methods, Engineering Science, Airframe integrate, Aircraft systems, Aerodynamics & gas turbines and Mechanical Principles.

Duration: Three years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): £4,800 per year (Full-Time) TBC, £3,200 per year (Part-time); £2,500 per year (Flexible/Blended Learning) Awarding Body: Edexcel

ENGINEERING

HND AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL PATHWAYS)

Entry requirements: Maths GCSE grade B or above, plus National Diploma (previously Certificate day release), or Extended Diploma (previously National Diploma full-time) in Mechanical Engineering with a merit profile. If you already have the QCF Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering with merit profile or higher, you would only need to achieve eight units to receive this qualification. Consequently, the time to achieve the HND is reduced. Those with GCSE grade C Maths or other qualifications/appropriate industrial experience may be considered for admission on an individual basis.

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HND AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (AVIONIC PATHWAY) This course is suitable for people currently or hoping to work in technical and management roles in Engineering. You can study a range of subjects, which could include Analytical Methods, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Engineering Science, Planning and Scheduling, depending on your starting point. This course gives you the opportunity to complete specialist studies which are directly relevant to job roles. Different delivery modes are available depending upon your starting qualification and whether you want to study full or part-time.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full time) Three years (Part time) Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): HND: £4,800 per year (Full-Time); £3,200 per year (Part-time); £2,500 per year (Flexible/Blended Learning) Awarding Body: Edexcel

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Example Content: Analytical Method, Electrical & Electronic Principles, Engineering Science, Planning, Scheduling Entry requirements: Maths GCSE grade B or above, plus National Diploma (previously Certificate day release), or Extended Diploma (previously National Diploma full-time) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a merit profile. If you already have the QCF Higher National Certificate in Electronic/Electrical Engineering with merit profile or higher you would only need to achieve eight units and the time to achieve the HND is reduced accordingly. If you have GCSE grade C Maths or other qualifications/appropriate industrial experience you will be considered for admission on an individual basis. Please contact the Yeovil College University Centre and we will arrange an interview.

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This course aims to provide serving and ex-military personnel and civilians with the opportunity to achieve their full potential and gain a work-related, higher level qualification. If you are part of a significant tri-service military Aeronautical Engineering programme or work in the aeronautical industry, this course will enable technician-level personnel and others to gain higher level qualifications by referencing previous technical knowledge and vocational training, using either Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) and/or Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning (RPCL).

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Variable; learners are enrolled onto a 3 Year Part-Time programme Mode of Study: Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ2,500 per year (Part-Time) Awarding Body: Edexcel

ENGINEERING

HNC/D AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (DISTANCE/BLENDED LEARNING)

Example Content: Analytical Methods for Engineers, Engineering Science, Project Design, Principles and Applications, Aircraft System Principles and Applications Entry requirements: You need a Level 3 qualification in Aeronautical Engineering or other related Level 3 qualifications or an A Level profile which shows a strong performance in relevant subjects or an adequate performance in more than one subject, supported by a range of GCSEs at grades A*-C, or an Access to Higher Education certificate. Related work experience will also be taken into account. Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive paid or voluntary work experience and a range of professional qualifications. You must be over 18 to join this course.

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HNC/D ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING This course is suitable for people currently or hoping to work in technical and management roles in Engineering. You can study a range of subjects, which could include Analytical Methods, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Engineering Science, Planning and Scheduling, depending on your starting point. This course gives you the opportunity to complete specialist studies which are directly relevant to job roles. Different delivery modes are available depending upon your starting qualification and whether you want to study full or part-time.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: HNC: One Year (Full-Time); Two Years (Part-Time) HND: Two years (Full-time), three years (Part-time), 12-18 months (Top up, Part-time). Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): HND: £4,800 per year (Full-Time); £3,200 per year (Part-time); £2,500 per year (Flexible/Blended Learning)

Example Content: Analytical Method, Electrical & Electronic Principles, Engineering Science, Planning, Scheduling Entry requirements: Maths GCSE grade B or above, plus National Diploma (previously Certificate day release), or Extended Diploma (previously National Diploma full-time) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a merit profile. If you already have the QCF Higher National Certificate in Electronic/Electrical Engineering with merit profile or higher you would only need to achieve eight units and the time to achieve the HND is reduced accordingly. If you have GCSE grade C Maths or other qualifications/appropriate industrial experience you will be considered for admission on an individual basis. Please contact the Yeovil College University Centre and we will arrange an interview.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

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This course is suitable for people currently or hoping to work in technical and management roles in Engineering. This course gives you the opportunity to complete specialist studies which are directly relevant to job roles. You will learn about a range of subjects, including Analytical Methods, Engineering Science, Mechanical Principles and Materials in Engineering. In the second year, you will complete a project developed using your own individual expertise and the skills you have gained during the course. Different delivery modes are available depending upon your starting qualification and whether you want to study full or part-time.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: HNC: One Year (Full-Time); Two Years (Part-Time) HND: Two years (Full-time), three years (Part-time), 12-18 months (Top up, Part-time). Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): HNC: £4,800 per year (Full-Time); £2,500 per year (Part-Time) HND: £5,600 per year (Full-Time); £3,200 per year (Part-time)

ENGINEERING

HNC/D MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Example Content: Analytical Methods, Engineering Science, Computer Aided Design & Manufacture, Mechanical Principles, Materials Engineering, Planning & Scheduling Entry requirements: Maths GCSE grade B or above, plus National Diploma (previously Certificate day release), or Extended Diploma (previously National Diploma full-time) in Mechanical Engineering with a merit profile. If you already have the QCF Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering with merit profile or higher, you would only need to achieve eight units to receive an HNC and sixteen units to achieve the HND. Consequently, the time to achieve the HND is reduced.

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This programme has been developed to focus on the education and training of Managers, supervisors and technicians who are employed at a professional level in a variety of management or technical work. It aims to provide learners with opportunities to focus on developing higher level skills in both a technological and management context. It will equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills for success in their role in the automotive retail industry.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years

Example Content: Vehicle Fault Diagnosis; Vehicle Electronics; Customer Service in Vehicle; Quantitative Techniques for Vehicle Operations; Managing Communications; Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results; Working With and Leading People.

Mode of Study: Part-time

Entry requirements: Level 3 relevant qualification

MOTOR VEHICLE

HNC AUTOMOTIVE DIAGNOSTICS AND MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

Course Fee (2017/18): Approximatley ÂŁ2,500 TBC Awarding Body: Pearson

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The programme builds on the rich heritage within the SW region to enhance the study of English and History in a local, national and international context. It is designed to provide students with the skills needed for employment in a related area - such as the heritage industry - as well as enabling progression to further study for example teacher training courses, a pathway which many students have traditionally followed.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Three years (Full-time), at least six years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ6,000 per year (Full-time); ÂŁ3,000 per year (Part-Time) Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

ENGLISH & HISTORY

BA (HONS) ENGLISH WITH HISTORY AND BA (HONS) HISTORY WITH ENGLISH

Example Content: New Directions: Reading and Research Skills for Criticism; The Development of Novels; Reading and Creating Poetry and Drama; Novel Adaptations; History and the Historians; Hands on History: Sources for study;Themes in British and European History 1870-1951 Historical Perspectives on Society and Culture; Writing for a Revolution; The Literature of Space and Place; Interpreting Shakespeare; Twentieth Century Writing and Difference The Practice of English and History and PDP; Research in action; History on a global scale.Dissertation and Communicating English or History projects. Entry requirements: You need 120 UCAS points, achieved via A Levels, Access qualifications or other appropriate equivalent qualifications. You should also be able to demonstrate competence in English and Maths, normally through grade C or above in these subjects at GCSE. All potential students are invited to interview and will need to demonstrate how they will benefit from the course.

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The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Health & Social Care is ideal for those looking to gain a professional qualification in the Health and Social Care sector, or for current practitioners to enhance their career with supervisory/management responsibilities, at an intermediate level and in some cases, senior management roles in the public sector. The course is designed to both inspire and challenge you and develop your practical and theoretical skills whilst gaining in depth knowledge of priorities on the healthcare agenda including public health, health promotion, safeguarding and person-centered care, and the skills required for employment in the sector. You will learn through a range of experiences that focus on the real world challenges you will face in your career in the industry. The course has a value of 240 credits and is recognised by both employers and universities. Qualification of the HND contributes and equates to the first year of some university degree courses.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: HNC – One Year (Full Time) Two Years (Part Time) HND – Two Years (Full Time) Three Years (Part Time) Mode of Study: Full Time and Part-Time Course Fee (2017/18): HNC Full Time - £5,600 HNC Part Time - £2,800 HND Full Time - £5,600 HND Part Time - £3,730

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

HNC/D HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Example Content: Communication in Health and Social Care Organisations; Principles of Health and Social Care Practice; Health & Safety and Working in Partnership; Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (PDD); Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care; a Research Project Entry requirements: You need a total of 120 UCAS points from A Levels or an equivalent BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care at profile DDM or 2 A Levels A-C grades (at least one in science/social science) or other related Level 3 qualification e.g. Access to Higher Education. You will also need grade A-C in English, maths and a Science at GCSE level, along with a relevant work experience placement.

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This course, which focuses on Biology and Biochemistry, aims to provide a programme of vocational training with a strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding. The HND is recognised by employers and professional bodies, providing you with a range of progression opportunities in employment or Higher Education.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full-time), four years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ5,600 per year (Full-Time); ÂŁ3,750 per year (Part-Time)

SCIENCE & COMPUTING

HND APPLIED BIOLOGY

Example Content: Cell Biology, Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways, Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals, Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology, Analysis of Scientific Data and Information Entry requirements: You need 120 tariff points from BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma (Level 3) Applied Science or GCE Levels in Science or an Access to Higher Education qualification.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

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FOUNDATION DEGREE COMPUTING This course is for people who are interested in a career in the diverse and rapidly changing areas of internet technologies, web-based solutions and related fields. During the course, you will gain the skills and understanding needed to develop the technical and managerial competencies to plan, execute and support the introduction, development and expansion of computing and business solutions.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full-time), three years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ6,000 per year (Full-Time); ÂŁ4,000 per year (Part-Time)

Example Content: Computers and Networks, Database Systems, Systems, Programming, Internet Technologies, Website Development, Network Infrastructure Design, Internet Applications Development, Human Computer Interface Entry requirements: You need 120 tariff points including 80 points from a Computingrelated subject, such as a grade C or above in A Level Computing. GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above are also required, although grade B is preferred. Applications are particularly welcome from students currently working professionally in Computing.

Awarding Body: Bournemouth University.

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This Higher Apprenticeship encompasses the Foundation Degree Computing and the City & Guilds Diploma (Level 4) IT Professionals, giving you the opportunity to gain or consolidate higher skills in the workplace. This will be an execellent progression from the Level 3 Advanced ICT Professional Apprenticeship. It covers a broad range of essential topics, such as health and safety, security, hardware, procedural programs, website development, programming, networks, databases, human computer interface and more. The framework for the Higher Apprenticeship includes the compentance elements of the City & Guilds diploma Level 4 and the Foundation Degree in Computing. When both of these are complete you will

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HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP (LEVEL 4) COMPUTING

Example Content: Computers and Networks, Database Systems, Systems, Programming, Internet Technologies, Web Development, Network Infrastructure Strategy, Internet Applications Development, Human Computer Interaction

Duration: Three years Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time Course Fee (2017/18): ÂŁ4,000 per year (As you will be doing the Foundation Degree these costs will already be included)

Entry requirements: You need a Level 3 Computing qualification, such as an Intermediate Apprenticeship in IT or Level 3 in IT, BTEC vocational course or A Levels, and GCSEs at grade C or above in Maths and English. We are also happy to receive applications from mature students with significant industrial experience.

Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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These courses offer a specific focus on career progression and are recognised by the public sector as a valid and valuable pathway towards employment in a variety of Public Services, such as the Police, Prison and Fire and Rescue services. The course gives you the opportunity to complete specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts, meaning you can tailor your training to your career goals. Both qualifications enable you to progress to an Honours degree or further professional qualifications.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: HNC – One Year (Full-Time) Two years (Part-time). HND – Two years (Full-time), three years (part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-Time Course Fee (2017/18): HNC: £4,800 per year (Full-Time); £3,200 per year (Part-Time) HND: £5,600 per year (Full-Time); £3,750 per year (Part-Time)

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HNC/D PUBLIC SERVICES

Example Content: Small Scale Research Projects, Organisations and Behaviour, Fair Treatment in Public Services, Managing Finance, Government, Decision Making, Personal and Professional Development, The Global Environment, Sociological Aspects of the Public Services in Contemporary Society, Substance Misuse, Crime and Culture, Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour, Emergency Planning & the Public Services, Personal Outdoor Skills Entry requirements: You need a total of 120 UCAS points from A levels or an equivalent BTEC grade and a grade A*-D in English at GCSE level. Relevant employment or experience of the Public Services is desirable.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

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FDA SPORT COACHING & FITNESS The FdA Sports Coaching & Fitness aims to provide the underpinning theory and practical knowledge to gain an insight into the Sport, Health and Fitness industry. The course has been developed in line with current trends, reflecting the Health Agenda’s aim to increase participation rates and improve the health of the nation. This course is designed to equip you with the skills required in this changing, expanding and competitive sector so you can take advantage of current opportunities and be one of the professionals making a difference to the health of the nation.

KEY INFORMATION Duration: Two years (Full-time), three years (Part-time) Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-Time Course Fee (2017/18): £6,000 per year (Full-Time); £4,000 per year (Part-Time) Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire

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Example Content: Year 1 - Introduction to Coaching Practice, Introduction to Exercise and Fitness Design, Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, Concepts of Sport, Health and Fitness, Introduction to Research Methods, Industry skills. Year 2 – Advanced Exercise and Fitness Design, Advanced Coaching Practice, Developing Human Movement, Adaptive Movement, Applied Research Methods, Work Placement. Entry requirements: You need the 120 UCAS tariff points in addition to five GCSEs at grade A*-D, including English, or alternative, equivalent qualifications. You will also need DBS clearance.

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HOW TO APPLY – FULL TIME Once you have chosen the course you would like to do, please visit www.ycuc.ac.uk for full details of how to apply.

Yeovil College Institution Name Institution Code

UCAS Application codes To apply through UCAS, you need the following codes plus the code for your chosen course. This can be found on our website www.ucy.ac.uk.

University of the West of England Institution Name BUWE Institution Code B80 Campus Code F

YEOV Y25

DECIDE ON THE COURSE YOU WANT TO STUDY

VISIT WWW.UCAS.COM TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ONCE YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN PROCESSED, YOU’LL RECEIVE A LETTER TELLING YOU IF YOU’VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL. THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO AN OFFER

APPLY TO STUDENT FINANCE FOR A TUITION FEE LOAN AND STUDENT MAINTENANCE LOANS AND GRANTS Once you have applied, you’ll be able to track your application. You can call UCAS on 0371 4680468 or contact the team via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ ucasonline or Twitter @ucas_online or on their website: www.ucas.com/about-us/contact-us Apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan and student maintenance loans and grants

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UCAS accept applications from October until 15 January 2017 - “on time.” Applications received after that until 30 June 2017 are considered “late applications” and will be consiered if there is still space on your chosen course. Get your application in early to avoid disappointment! Please check the UCAS website for details of the exact deadline dates for 2017/18 entry.

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To apply for a part-time course, you need to complete one of our part-time application forms and send it to the Yeovil College University Centre. You can download an application form from the University Centre website, www.ycuc.ac.uk or call 01935 845454 for a hard copy.

What qualifications do I need? European Union and overseas students normally need to have an internationally-recognised entry to Higher Education qualification, such as the International or European Baccalaureate, equivalent to UK A Level study.

What happens next? The Programme Leader for your course may get in contact to arrange a short, informal interview. You will then be told if you have been successful. Some students may be eligible for part-time funding support.

English Language requirements If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can read, write, speak and understand to a suitable level for higher level study. English language requirements are normally a minimum of IELTS Academic Version 6.0.

European Union or International students If you want to do a full-time course, please apply through UCAS.

If your core schooling and examinations have been in English you may not need to take the above tests.

If you are interested in a part-time course, please contact the University Centre on 01935 845454 or email us via University.Centre@yeovil.ac.uk.

For more information You can find out more about the process on the IELTS website, www.ielts.org.

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FINANCE/LOANS When going to university, there are two main expenses you will need to think about; tuition fees and the cost of living. UK students can apply for tuition fees and cost of living support, while EU students can request help with tuition fees. Support is available from Government and universities. All support is ‘means tested.’ Eligibility for funding is determined by the level of individual or family income and capital. How much are tuition fees? Tuition fees vary between validating universities. To find out how much your course will cost, visit www.ycuc.ac.uk.

Will I need to budget for anything else? While at university, you will need to remember to budget for living expenses. If you plan to move away from home to live nearer the University Centre Yeovil, you need to think about the cost of: • Accommodation, including bills such as electricity, gas, internet access, telephone etc. • Food • Transport The average cost of these depends upon where you live and your lifestyle, but it is important to budget and not live beyond your income.

Can I pay my course fees in instalments? Yes. Yeovil College University Centre and its partners will allow you to pay in instalments. Please contact us on 01935 845454 for more information.

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Government support Financial assistance in the form of loans, and some grants, is available to all new learners, from England, wishing to undertake Higher Education studies. Whilst Tuition Fee Loans are available to all students wishing to study core Higher Education courses (Higher National Certificates, Higher National Diplomas, Foundation Degrees, Bachelors Degrees). Individuals wishing to study Part-Time are only able to access Tuition Fee Loans. Learners from within the European Union can also access the Tuition Fee Loan system. Applicants from Wales will have to apply for funding through Student Finance Wales (www. studentfinancewales.co.uk). Applicants from Scotland should discuss eligibility through the Student Awards Agency Scotland (www.saas. gov.uk). Applicants from Northern Ireland should discuss eligibility through Student Finance NI (www. studentfinanceni.co.uk) Loans for full-time students There are two types of student loan available to fulltime students from England. You can take out either, both or neither.

Tuition Fee Loan Paid directly to the University when you enrol and covers your course tuition fees. Full Time learners studying at a College can borrow a maximum of £6,000 per each year of the course until completion. Student Loan for Maintenance Paid directly to students termly for cost of living expenses. Full Time learners living at home can apply for up to £6,904 per annum. If you intend to live away from home the maintenance loan rises to £8,200. Each is per year of study. Any application for a maintenance loan may require you to give details of your household income. Loan Applications must be made for each year of study. Students are liable for their full tuition fees from the moment they commence a course. Therefore early applications for each year a loan is required is advised. A Student Finance Calculator is available at: https:// www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator to help with estimating ‘what’ you may be able to receive through loans applications, and any grants that may be available or applicable to your circumstances. Do I have to take out a full Student Maintenance Loan? No. Student Maintenance Loans are offered to most full-time students and available if required during your course.

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GRANTS FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS Full-time students from England may also be eligible for means-tested grants. While you will need to repay student loans, you do not repay grants. Childcare Grant To help with childcare costs for children under 15 or under 17 if they have special educational needs Parents’ Learning Allowance For students with dependent children, not necessarily paying for childcare Adult Dependents Grant For students who have an adult who depends on them financially Disabled Students’ Allowance Funding for students holding a diagnosed condition that meets the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. The financial support provided will be based on your individual needs, and not on household income. Part-time and postgraduate students are also eligible to apply for DSAs, which will be awarded on a pro-rata basis. Loans for part-time students New part-time students may be able to claim a tuition fee loan to cover fees. Eligibility depends on the ‘intensity’ of your part-time course being at least 25% of a full-time course. For example if your course takes six years to complete and the full-time equivalent takes three, the intensity will be 50%. Unfortunately, part-time students cannot claim maintenance loans or grants at time of print. How much money can I claim? This depends upon your household income and whether you have any child or adult dependents. If you live with your parents, their income will also be taken into account. Each Student Finance awarding body has a calculator on its website to help you estimate what you can claim.

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How do I pay back my loan? Full-time students only start repaying their loan(s) after they have finished their studies and are earning over £21,000 a year (correct at time of print). Parttime students who earn over £21,000 a year will start repaying their loan after three years, even if they have not finished their course. After 30 years, regardless of what you have already repaid, the debt is wiped out. For the latest information, please visit the Student Finance website for your country (see below). When should I apply? You can apply for student loans and other financial help from the Government once you have identified the course for which you are likely to be granted a place. To make sure that you receive your money on time, do not wait until you have a confirmed place. Simply name the course you are most likely to attend on your application. How do I apply? Students from England can apply for tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and grants through Student Finance England: www.gov.uk/student-finance If you are from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, you can apply for grants through the Student Finance organisation for your country: Student Finance Wales www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/ Student Finance Scotland www.saas.gov.uk/ Student Finance Northern Ireland www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

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Support for Trainee Teachers Financial support is now available for those interested in taking Initial Teacher Training courses, such as the Diploma in Education & Training. Please visit www.education.gov.uk/get-intoteaching/funding for more information. Financial support from Universities Students enrolling on courses franchised by the University of the West of England may be entitled to support from the university. Please visit www.uwe. ac.uk for more information. Financial support for non-UK students I am from the EU. Where can I find out more about financial support?

Other Financial Support Numerous Educational Charities and Organisations provide financial bursaries and grants to support learners entering higher education. The criteria will be provided by each organisation. One place to start looking is the ‘Family Action Grants Programme’ where educational grants are available to unlock individual’s potential. Please note however, the amounts and terms of awards will vary from organisation to organisation, and may only part cover maintenance or tuition fee amounts. Course Fees All fees listed in this prospectus are correct at time of print though may be subject to change for future years. See www.ycuc.ac.uk for our latest fee information.

If you are from an EU country not mentioned above, you can find out more at: www.thestudentroom.co.uk

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ACCOMMODATION Where can I find out about available accommodation? Visit the University Centre website www.ycuy.ac.uk and look under Student Support, Accommodation. This contains a regularly updated list of local accommodation available. Preston Hall Preston Hall is privately-managed student accommodation, situated five minutes’ walk from the main University Centre and within walking distance of the town centre with its main shopping and entertainment facilities and Tesco Superstore. The Yeovil College campus is less than ten minutes’ walk away and there is also a bus service into the town centre. The accommodation includes: Single refurbished rooms on a self-catered basis, equipped with:

Shared facilities include: • Shower and toilet facilities • Kitchen facilities (including microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, freezer, cooker etc.) • Lounge facilities (including sofas, coffee tables, TV, DVD and free-to-air set top box) • Gas central heating • Washing machines and tumble dryers (£1 coin operated) in separate laundry • South-facing garden and external patio area with BBQ • Parking by permit for up to five cars Students are expected to provide their own bedding, towels, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Car parking permits are available at a cost of £65 per three terms and are non-transferable. Car parking is monitored by an external contractor. The garden is tended and the communal areas cleaned on a regular basis by the management.

• Single bed with under-bed drawer storage • High-quality pine furniture, including desk, chair, chest of drawers and wardrobe • Ceramic wash basin • BT Infinity Fibre Optic Broadband Wi-Fi internet (24 hour access) • Fully carpeted and curtained • TV point to external aerial (with boosted signal) • Central-heating radiator • Fire sensor and alarm • Multiple power points

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When is the accommodation available? The agreement you enter into with the owners of the accommodation will allow you to move into your room at 12 noon on the Friday before the start of the autumn term. The agreement will be valid until the end of the academic year and will terminate two weeks before the beginning of the following academic year to allow for re-painting and cleaning. Students are expected to stay for the entire three terms of the academic year and can stay in the property at their own discretion during the holidays. How much will it cost me?* Your rent will be approximately £85 - £95 per week dependant on room size and location. Payment is termly and payable by three post-dated cheques. Cheques should be dated as follows: 1st September, 1st January and 1st April for each relevant year and should be returned with the agreement and the deposit.

What is included in the rent? The weekly charge is inclusive of gas, electricity, water, council tax, cleaning of common areas and BT Infinity Fibre Optic Broadband internet access. The only extra cost is the £1 coin operated washing machines and tumble dryers. What do I do next? You should register your interest with the owners of Preston Hall by contacting Edgecom Estates at rwtc@edgecomestates.com. If you have queries you can contact the owners on 01935 852172. Preference will be given to first-year students. Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis subject to the completion of the rental agreement and payment of the required deposit. *Rent is correct at time of print

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Yeovil College University Centre is close to the centre of this busy South Somerset town, just a short walk from the shopping centre. There is a good mix of the big high street names and independent retailers, as well as regular street markets. Yeovil is big enough to have lots of restaurants, two theatres, cinema multiplex, bowling and other entertainments, but small enough so as not to be overwhelming; the population is in the region of 40,000. Outside Yeovil, and within easy reach, you’ll find some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, and coastline just a little further afield, so there is plenty of scope for leisure and sporting activities. Exeter, Bristol and Bath are all nearby and easy to get to, and of course, there is a direct rail line straight into London Waterloo so you can be in the capital in just two hours. All in all, Yeovil College University Centre is well positioned for learners to make the most of being in the town, with excellent partnerships with local employers and regional universities to help you with the next step, whether that’s into employment or education and training. The Yeovil Town Vision motto is “The Heart of the Country, the Mind of a City” and Yeovil offers the very best aspects of these different worlds.

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OUR CAMPUS & FACILITIES • Superfast WiFi and IT support • 100 seat lecture theatre with full audio facilities • AppleMac studio with state of the art equipment and software • IT laboratory • Higher and Advanced Education Silent study area • Subject specific Librarian and Higher Education Resources support • Variety of on-site facilities with extended opening hours: cafes, shop, Nexus Professional Hair & Beauty Salons and award winning Da Vinci Restaurant

• Supportive and knowledgeable Academic Teaching staff • Fantastic range of course across a wide range of sectors • Print and Reprographics service • Information, advice and support from the University Centre support team • Newly integrated Student Union and Student Ambassador team • On-site parking • Full gym, sports clubs and activities with student discount

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Nexus Nexus is our retail complex incorporating the best hair, beauty and dining services the College has to offer! Hair & Beauty Salons If you fancy a pamper, you can go to the Nexus Hair and Beauty salons for a top treatment provided using high quality salon products. Services include styling, nail art, make up, massage and more! For a free consultation, call 01935 845486 (hair salon) or 01935 845357 (beauty). Alternatively, visit www. yeovil.ac.uk for more information. Da Vinci Restaurant Our popular, 40-seater restaurant has a welldeserved reputation for excellent food and service. Students can book tables for lunches as well as themed and charity events. Prices are highly competitive and there is both a breakfast club and take away evening service. The restaurant is a great venue for birthday celebrations and Christmas lunches. For more information, visit www.yeovil. ac.uk or call 01935 845341. Renaissance Café & Nexus Shop Renaissance offers you a wide choice and variety of food and drinks, ranging from healthy light snacks to substantial meals, freshly filled rolls, wraps and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, smoothies, chocolate and home-made cakes. The Nexus shop also sells stationery and newspapers. Vitruvian Café Located on the ground floor of the Leonardo Building, the Vitruvian Café also offers a great range of snacks, rolls, drinks and more. Enjoy the sunshine in the outside seating area!

Learning Centre Designed to support different learner needs, the Learning Centre is equipped with a comprehensive selection of up-to-date resources including books, ebooks, journals, online subscriptions, WiFi and over 50 PCs. Students are supported by knowledgeable Learning Centre Staff, who can help in finding resources and accessing the computers. Open Access IT Areas Introduced throughout the Kingston Building and A Level Academy following feedback from students, these PCs can be booked so you can work on coursework. The Quiet Study Area The Quiet Study Area (QSA) offers a wide range of online resources and electronic books meticulously selected to support students working towards Higher Education qualifications as they develop their personal study skills. Staff have strong links with lecturers to ensure that all the resources needed are up-to-date and relevant to current courses. The area includes formal and informal spaces for supported or independent study, as well as group working zones with bookable IT equipment. The Centre holds over 25 PCs and 20 laptops for student use, with bookable areas available for private study or revision. The Centre has been designed so you can use your own laptops, smart phones and tablet PCs for study. Fitness Centre The Fitness Centre provides a full range of aerobic and resistance equipment, including an extensive free weights area. All equipment is inclusive and is Fitness Initiative accredited and suitable for disabled sports persons. The adjoining multi-purpose Sports Hall is available for public hire. Students can use the sports facilities to enhance their learning experience and take part in community sport. Inductions are free and specific gym programmes are also available free of charge as well as lifestyle and nutritional advice.

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LEARNING RESOURCES & ADVISORS The Higher Education (HE) Learning Resource Advisors (LRAs) are based around the College and University Centre and are available to support all HE students in a variety of ways. The LRAs are a recognised point of contact for students needing help to find supporting resources for assignments and dissertations. Support is available in the following areas: • Helping students find and use library resources, both hard copy and electronic • Delivery of sessions from the HE tutorial programme to develop sound information and research skills, including Harvard Referencing, evaluating resources, report writing, database searching, using e-books, avoiding plagiarism • Dissertation support via tailored dissertation workshops, use of Inter-Library Loan system and individual sessions • User education and support in use of electronic resources provided by partner universities • User education in use of Moodle, our virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

• Finding and adding suitable resources to the VLE • Ensuring reading list requirements are met and remain relevant and current • Identifying, highlighting and purchasing a variety of suitable resources in a variety of media to support the range of courses offered • Implementation and delivery of units from an information literacy package as part of the HE tutorial programme The LRAs usually introduce new students to the Learning Centre facilities during the induction process and are available at the University Centre to provide you with one-to-one sessions on a drop-in or pre-booked basis at other times. The HE LRAs also liaise with library staff in partner universities to ensure a high quality of service is maintained. Prospective students are strongly advised to contact the HE Learning Support Advisor before starting their course to discuss their individual needs and ensure that suitable support is in place.

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Support Available You can request a range of services, equipment and support through the Learning Support Team and subject to Disabled Support Allowance (DSA), including: Deaf/hearing Impaired Students • Induction loop We have five lecture rooms with loop systems. There are also a limited number of portable loop systems. Further loops could be provided via the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) • Note Takers We can arrange to provide note takers. Payment for these would normally be via the DSAs • British sign language Interpreters These can be provided, subject to adequate notice. Payment for these would normally be covered by the DSAs

Visually Impaired Students • Specialised IT Software We can provide accessibility options within Microsoft Windows which will enlarge print. Text Help Read and Write, a screen reader, is available on all our open-access computers. Other assistive technology is funded through the DSAs. Students with Mobility Difficulties • Wheelchair Access to most areas of the University Centre Yeovil is available. A guide to wheelchair access at the main Yeovil College site is available on request Students with specific learning differences such as Dyslexia • Specialist Tutors: These can be provided, subject to adequate notice. Payment for these would normally be covered by the DSAs • Information Technology: Specialist software, such as Read and Write, is available. Training/advice in its use is available through DSAs, which also funds other assistive technology.

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STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

International students are not eligible for support from the DSAs.

If you are a UK student with a disability or additional learning need, as described above, you can apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

There is also some helpful information from Disability Rights UK about accessing Higher Education available on http://www.disabilityrightsuk. org/how-we-can-help/benefits-information/ factsheets/education-factsheets.

Students need to apply through their relevant Student Finance authority, which will assess whether you are eligible for DSAs. Visit your Student Finance authority’s website for an application form. In most cases, medical evidence or a recent (within the past two years) Educational Psychologist’s report is necessary to obtain a DSA. For further information, contact the HE Learning Support Advisor. International and EU Students Some EU students may be eligible for the Disabled Students’ Allowances depending upon certain factors. Please contact the HE Learning Support Team for more information.

Additional Support Additionally, the University Centre and Yeovil College offer a range of personal support services to students, such as a faith advisor. These services can be contacted through your HE Student Liaison Office. This service is confidential. For more information To find out more about our student support services, call 01935 845361 or email University. Centre@yeovil.ac.uk.

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The Yeovil College University Centre aims to give you a full university experience, including social events and other activities. These are led by the HE Student Liaison Officer. HE Student Liaison Officer The Higher Education Student Liaison Officer is there to ensure a co-ordinated approach to student support at the University Centre. As well as training student representatives on the Student Union’s executive committee, the HE Liaison Officer will also help you find the right person to speak with if you need specific advice and guidance. Social Side of University Working with students and Student Unions at our partner universities, the HE Student Liaison Officer Student Union is responsible for social events, clubs and societies. She also encourages students to become active participants in the wider community through volunteering and fundraising.

Partner University Student Unions University of the West of England (UWE) University Centre students studying on a course franchised from UWE will automatically become a member of the UWE Student Union, and find a host of opportunities and experiences are within their reach. From becoming a member of a sports team to getting a part-time job through the JobShop, the Student Union opens up a range of options, to make our students’ experience even better. Everything about the Student Union is run by students, from the newspaper Western Eye and the radio station ‘Hub Radio’ to club nights in the bars and the Independent Advice Centre.

Your Student Unions As well as acting as the lynchpin of university social life, the HE Student Liaison Officer and student unions are also there to support and speak up for you if you have any issues to raise with the University Centre. Who can join the Student Union? Any University Centre Yeovil student can join a student union. Membership is free and automatic, unless you decide to opt out. Which union you are part of depends upon your qualification’s awarding university. Please see the course information pages or www.ycuc.ac.uk for more information.

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THE UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE Why join the Student Union? There are lots of benefits to joining a university student union. As well as knowing you have access to independent advice and support, you can make your voice heard through the Union and give valuable feedback to the University Centre. As a Student Union member, you can also apply for a NUS Extra card, giving you access to a wide range of useful discounts. For more information, visit: www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/ How can I get involved? You can volunteer to become a Student Representative to help get the feedback and opinions of your class/course heard or contact the HE Student Liaison Officer about ideas for clubs, societies or other activities. She will support you in any way she can.

What sort of events have taken place the University Centre? Staff and students at the University Centre have been involved in lots of different activities and projects in recent years. These have included collecting for charities such as Amnesty International, World Aids Day, the Salvation Army and Somerset Flood Relief, contributing to student magazines and volunteering at a retirement home. Is there a Freshers’ Fair? Yes. Every September, there is a freshers’ fair at the University Centre attended by lots of different organisations and departments. Come along to find out more!

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STUDENT EXCELLENCE Our students’ achievements are celebrated every year with a graduation ceremony attended by friends, family and invited guests representing the local community and key employers. In 2016, more than 150 people from across the region graduated from the Yeovil College University Centre. The annual Harry Livingstone Award for Management Excellence was presented to Ian Yell. The award recognises outstanding achievement by a Business and Management student and is presented in memory of Harry Livingstone by the Yeovil and District Branch of the Chartered Management Institute.

The Wayne Minter Award for Engineering Student of the Year went to both Myles Pinkett and Ian Press. The award recognises outstanding achievement by an Engineering student and is presented in memory of Wayne Minter. Jacqueline Dean, Chair of the Yeovil College Corporation, said “It is wonderful to see so many students graduating this year. The University Centre, here in Yeovil, continues to develop success, giving students of all ages the opportunity to continue their studies and develop their skills closer to home. The University Centre continues to develop every year, offering a broad range and choice of subjects, in response to employer and business demands for new skills and knowledge.”

The Outstanding Trainee Teacher of the Year award went to Shaun Powell for his achievements and commitment to study.

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Research and Innovation Like any Higher Education institution, the University Centre aims to be at the forefront of research, ensuring that staff are well informed and up-to-date with developments in their area of expertise. Staff and guest speakers present a selection of their cutting edge research and case studies at an annual conference, held at the University Centre campus. The recent years, this event has featured a diverse range of speakers discussing their work in various fields on subjects including:

‘Facilitation of Metacognition through Learning Management Systems‘ ‘Supporting Teaching and Learning in Biosciences with Mobile Technology: Staff and Student Perspectives‘ ‘Applied Research: Converging Student, Staff and Partner Aspirations’ ‘Post-Pastoral/Pre-Romantic: The Placing of Georgian Countryside Poetry‘ For details of future events or to download a copy of the latest research journal, visit www.ycuc.ac.uk.

‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Higher Apprenticeships in Health‘, ‘Engaged Scholarship: Working with Students in CBHE to Develop Relevant Practice‘ ‘Higher Education Review: A Perspective from HE in FE‘

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Open events give you a fantastic opportunity to come and see for yourself what the University Centre Yeovil has to offer. Come along to any of the following events to find out more about the courses, meet teaching staff, tour the campus and ask about finance, accommodation and travel. For more information on our events, visit www.ycuc.ac.uk.

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2016 2-5PM

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OPEN EVENTS

MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2017 5-7:30PM FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2017 1-4PM

TUESDAY 7 MARCH 2017 5-8PM FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2017 12-4PM

SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017 (TIME TBC) For more the most up-to-date information, visit www.ycuc.ac.uk. All information is correct at time of print.

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TRAVELLING TO THE UNIVERSITY CENTRE Travelling from the East, West or North From the A303, take the A37 south to Ilchester Road, leading into Yeovil. On approaching the Fiveways roundabout, ignore the Yeovil College entrance on your left. Continue to the roundabout and take the third exit (Preston Road). Go straight ahead at the first and second sets of traffic lights. The University Centre is the second turning on the left. Reception is straight ahead, while ample car parking can be found at the back of the building.

Go straight ahead at the first and second sets of traffic lights. The University Centre is the second turning on the left. Reception is straight ahead, while ample car parking can be found at the back of the building.

Travelling from the South Take the A37 to Yeovil. At the roundabout, take the second exit to join the A330. At the next roundabout, take the second exit to join the dual carriageway, which ends with the Yeovil District Hospital roundabout. Take the first exit and continue along the dual carriageway until you reach the Fiveways roundabout. Take the first exit (Preston Road).

Please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

By Rail Yeovil has two railway stations, Yeovil Junction on the London (Waterloo) to Exeter line and Yeovil Pen Mill on the Weymouth to Bath and Bristol line.

By Coach or Bus The following websites offer details of local bus services; www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/dorset www.southwestcoaches.co.uk/ timetables.

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Edinburgh: 414 miles

Birmingham: 128 miles

London: 115 miles

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Main Bus Routes to Yeovil

Oxford: 102 miles

Plymouth: 89.5 miles

Getting to the University Centre Yeovil

Cardiff: 89.5 miles

nue rn Ave Weste

Southampton: 70 miles

Exeter: 49.5 miles

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Bristol: 41.5 miles

Motor Vehicle Centre

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The Yeovil College University Centre has made every effort to ensure that the details published in this prospectus were correct at the time of going to print. Sometimes new courses will be introduced during the year. Please check our website www.ycuc.ac.uk, for the most up-to-date information. The Yeovil College University Centre reserves the right to cancel any courses, where in its view, there is insufficient demand, or where unforeseen circumstances make it impossible. Course details and/or fees described in this prospectus may be changed after publication as a result of changes made by awarding bodies or funding councils. All fees listed in this prospectus are correct at time of print for 2017/18 though may be subject to change for future years. See www.ycuc.ac.uk for our latest fee information. Yeovil College reserves the right to withhold certification if any fees or charges remain outstanding at the end of the course. Š Yeovil College University Centre and Yeovil College (2016)

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Open Events

For Potential Students Yeovil College Open Events Friday 11 November 2016 2-5pm Monday 16 January 2017 5-7:30pm Friday 24 February 2017 1-4pm Tuesday 7 March 2017 5-8pm Friday 28 April 2017 12-4pm Saturday 17 June 2017 (TIME TBC) Yeovil College University Centre has made every effort to ensure that the details published in the prospectus were correct at the time of print. Sometimes we will introduce new courses during the year, please check our website www.ycuc.ac.uk for the most up to date information or call 01935 845454. Yeovil College reserves the right to cancel any courses, where in its view, there is insufficient demand, or where unforeseen circumstances make it impossible. Course details and/or fees described in the prospectus may be changed after publication as a result of changes made by awarding bodies or funding councils. Please note that Yeovil College reserves the right to withhold certification if any fees or charges remain outstanding at the end of the course. Thank you to all students, staff, university partners and employers who contributed their time and feedback to the publication. ŠYeovil College 2016

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