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“Inspire, Empower, Achieve”


STUDENT SUCCESS Your success is our success – and we are very proud of our students’ achievements. Read more about how Grantham College students have received local, regional and national recognition of their hard work and success - and about how the College seeks to reward your success and achievement with events and schemes.

Hair Show 2011

Alex Mercer

Victoria Kincarr

The event, now in its fourth year, was held in the College Refectory where the full-time students supported Level 3 apprentices who were competing against each other to be crowned the winner. This year’s theme was ‘A Night at the Movies’ where Jade Kerr from Scots was announced as the winner with her creation based on the movie Alice in Wonderland.

Alex Mercer, a BTEC National Certificate Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness student was awarded Grantham College student of the Year for 2010/11. Alex is also part of the College’s Table Tennis Academy and the School Sports Partnership Leadership Academy for the last two years. Alex also volunteers at several local sports clubs as well as being accepted to umpire at the 2012 Olympics.

Victoria beat off competition from other students to have her design used at this year’s Grantham Arts Fair. A brief was given by Grantham Art group who decided on this year’s theme as being ‘Grantham’. Victoria’s design was seen on the Guildhall Art Centre website as well as being on promotional material around the town running up to the event. Victoria said ‘I enjoyed representing Grantham College and when I found out my design was the winning one I was really pleased.’

Learner of the Year

Merlane Trophy

Annual Awards Ceremony

As part of the ongoing ‘Learner of the Month’ scheme which seeks to acknowledge and reward students success and dedication of any kind, each month learners are nominated by their course tutors and at the end of the academic year, a prize draw is made to reward the overall winner. Jake Gilbert, a Hospitality & Catering student was the lucky winner of the annual prize draw, winning a laptop for his studies.

June saw three students from the Carpentry & Joinery department represent Grantham College in the Merlane Trophy competition at Sheffield City College. Out of 22 students competing James Philpotts came in second place, Louis Warnes achieved fourth as well as being presented the Ernie Leach Cup for being the most health and safety conscious throughout the competition and David Jeremy came in thirteenth.

At the end of each academic year Grantham College celebrates the success of all kinds at the Annual Awards Ceremony. Each curriculum area chooses their own winners, it is a fantastic night to share your success and be proud of your time at Grantham College!


Welcome Welcome to Grantham – the best kept secret in the Midlands! Only an hour away from the excitement of London or Leeds and characterised by stunning scenery, great shopping and famous residents.

No longer a small, sleepy market town, Grantham offers the best of both worlds – a thriving centre packed with cafés, bars and quaint old pubs, alongside well-known restaurant chains and unique eateries, yet only 30 minutes from one of the UK’s liveliest cities, Nottingham.

Grantham has a long tradition of excellent education – the world famous scientist, Isaac Newton, was born and educated in the town, and today Grantham College is carrying on the tradition.

If you prefer country walks to retail therapy and nightlife, you won’t be disappointed – Grantham is bordered by lush countryside that is spectacular in all seasons and peppered with stately homes

and castles, some of which have featured in Hollywood movies. For sporty types, there are a variety of gyms and local facilities for badminton, climbing, football, swimming and more, and the College also boasts a fullyequipped fitness centre. Whether you’re local or new to the area, you will find the town warm and welcoming – large enough to offer variety, yet small enough to feel at home.

Open Days Autumn

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Summer

11 Jun 2012 5.00pm-8.00pm

Higher Education, Part-time & Adult Learning


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WANT TO KNOW MORE? www.grantham.ac.uk Need advice or a chat about the options available? 0800 0521 577

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Apprenticeships Qualifications Guide Access to Higher Education AS & A Levels Business Studies Care, Children & Young People Learning & Development Computing Construction Engineering & Automotive Equine / Horse Care First Level Learning & Future Routes Hair & Beauty Hospitality & Catering Public Services Science Small Animal Care Sport Sport – Table Tennis Academy Travel & Tourism Visual, Performing Arts & Media

Further Information:

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Success Open Events & About Grantham Meet the Professionals Welcome Facilities Applications & Fees Application Form Visiting Grantham College Part-Time Courses & Higher Education Policies

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MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

LESLIE JONES

Paul Dodd

Karen ThomPson

SCIENCE PROFESSIONAL

Engineering PROFESSIONAL

HORSE CARE PROFESSIONAL

Leslie has always had a passion for photography and started his career as a trainee photography technician. Leslie then got a position at the London Metropolitan Police working as a criminal photographer, covering all major events including the Brixton Riots. Wanting to combine his love of photography with his interest in science Leslie transferred to the Lincolnshire police to work as a crime scene investigator. Over the next 20 years Leslie covered everything from burglaries to murders.

Paul has had 33 years’ experience in the manufacturing industries dealing mainly with large Agricultural and Construction. Throughout his career Paul has been lucky enough to have travelled around most of Europe and Asia.

Karen has worked all her life with horses, from a young age she worked at her local stables helping wherever she could, competing in show jumping and spending 3 months in America as a riding instructor at a holiday camp.

Paul was previously a student at Grantham College studying ONC/HND in mechanical engineering and now delivers the BTEC courses in Operation & Maintenance Engineering. As well as working at Grantham College, Paul has been running his own business for over 6 years which provides training to manufacturers, creating technical manuals and advising on forthcoming EU legislation.

After qualifying as a British Horse Society Instructor, Karen used her experience working in the horse industry to start her own riding centre. It was here that Karen started teaching Emma Sheardown, a rider with cerebral palsy. Karen and Emma have since travelled the world successfully competing and are looking forward to finding out if they have qualified for the London 2012 Paralympics.

“I believe Operation and Maintenance engineering is important as we are always going to need machines, no matter how well they are built they will always need maintenance people to keep them going. My first boss used to think that, and he used to say if you can’t grow it, you have to dig it out of the ground, and no one likes doing that by hand!”

Karen is one of the experienced and qualified team of lecturers teaching on the Equine courses and comments “It is really exciting to be able to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with the students”.

After over 30 years within the police force Leslie decided to take the move into teaching, delivering the Forensic Science course. “Working in this field can be hard at times. Having first-hand experience of working with real life crime scenes means I can pass on my skills and knowledge to the students, in order to prepare them for a career within forensic sciences.”

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WELCOME College offers independence. If you are joining us from school you should relish the opportunity to be responsible for your own time and the way you study. For mature students, College offers new challenges, opportunities and directions. We are continually investing in new courses and facilities to meet diverse needs so that our provision and reputation attract not only local students, but those from elsewhere in the UK and increasing numbers of overseas students. More than 1300 students now study full-time at Grantham on a variety of further and higher education courses, with hundreds more enrolling on day-release and evening courses. Spending time and sharing ideas with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds can help you grow and learn just as much as the course you choose. We hope you’ll make friends and have fun. Whatever your age or circumstance, Grantham College is your opportunity to fulfil your potential.

Sustained Support Whilst we aim to instil confidence and independence, you are never on your own at Grantham College. Every student is assigned a Personal Tutor with whom you can discuss your studies or share personal matters. The Careers Advisor and Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment Team are on hand should you need advice, whilst our experienced Learner Support Team is always available to offer guidance on other aspects of student life, be it finances, accommodation or travel.

Work Experience Grantham College offers the chance to apply your studies to real life via exciting work experience opportunities. Hospitality & Catering students train in the live public environment of the College’s Witham Room Restaurant. Public Service students share training and facilities with the Army, Navy, and Royal Marines. Travel & Tourism students jet off to diverse destinations including Spain, Hungary and Disneyland Paris, Visual & Performing Arts students are the stars of an annual overseas trip, whilst Early Years students have the opportunity to experience nursery settings in Sweden.

Student Volunteers Throughout the year Grantham College students are involved in a variety of volunteering opportunities which not only add to their CVs, but also help to build strong links with the community. Recent projects have included assisting at Belton Horse Trials and taking part in the maintenance of local churchyards

International Students Students have the opportunity to be exposed to other cultures thanks to our growing international associations. We regularly welcome students from the Far East, whilst Hungarian, Polish and Swedish students join us on work experience.

National Union Of Students As a student at Grantham College you can join the NUS and take advantage of their support and benefits. For £11 an NUS Extra card offers discounts with high street stores, local taxis and much more. Our Students’ Union also holds regular social and networking events and charity campaigns.

Learner Voice The learner is central to everything we do. In 2010/11 more students than ever were involved in College life. The number of NUS members grew for another year. We improved our methods of communicating electronically with students through the introduction of text messaging. We organised our largest ever student conference and held it at Grantham Guildhall. Our students raised over £1000 for national and local charities. Other ways that we involve students n n n n

Student surveys StAR forum Student ambassadors & governors Student conference & focus groups

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Apprenticeships Start your Apprenticeship with Grantham College Business Development Centre and see why apprentices studying with us have received regional acknowledgement of their achievements. In recent years Grantham apprentices have won awards at the Lincolnshire and Rutland and East Midlands Apprenticeships Awards.

Apprenticeships If you are keen to enter the world of work but don’t want to stop studying then an Apprenticeship could be the answer. There are over 240,000 16 -18 year olds completing Apprenticeships.

So what exactly is an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are worked based training programmes that provide the opportunity to study towards nationally recognised qualifications and gain hands-on industry experience. As an apprentice you get the best of both worlds by getting paid while you learn. Cash in your pocket and the chance to learn skills that employers want make Apprenticeships a very attractive option. Apprenticeships are designed to ensure you gain the fundamental skills and recognition you need in today’s demanding job market.

occupationally competent assessor. You will attend college regularly, typically one day a week, to complete functional skills and the technical certificate for your chosen Apprenticeship framework. You will also have regular contact with an Apprenticeship Advisor who will closely monitor your progress and be on hand to provide you with any additional support you may need. After you have completed a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are ideal for you if: ■■ You want to get a job and earn a wage as soon as you can but don’t want to miss out on gaining a qualification. ■■ You want to pursue vocational training rather than the academic route. ■■ You know the type of job you would like to work in and want a head start in your chosen field.

How do they work? Apprenticeships are comprised of industry specified components known collectively as the “Framework”, all components being mandatory to achieve full completion. The majority of the training for your Apprenticeship would be delivered in your place of work, which would include planned visits from an

Entry RequirementS Intermediate Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship

2 GCSEs grade A-D or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 1.

5 GCSEs grade A-C or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 2.

What Apprenticeships are available? At Grantham College we support a range of Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Accounting Barbering Beauty Therapy Bricklaying Business & Administration Carpentry & Joinery Children’s and Young People’s Workforce ■■ Customer Service ■■ Engineering ■■ Hairdressing

■■ Health & Social Care ■■ Hospitality & Catering ■■ IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals ■■ Maintenance Operations ■■ Painting & Decorating ■■ Plastering ■■ Plumbing ■■ Retail ■■ Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.

How do I Apply? If you know an employer who would be willing to take you on as an apprentice then this would be a great start. Contact us on the number below or email. If you don’t have an employer, we can provide information on how to apply for jobs using Apprenticeship Vacancies (AV) web service. Contact us on the number below or email. If you’re already in a job and want to start an Apprenticeship just ask your boss. Contact us on the number below or email.

Call: 01476 400214 Visit: www.grantham.ac.uk/apprenticeships Email: enquiry@grantham.ac.uk

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Qualifications Guide

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HNC/D Art & Design HNC/D Computing HNC/D Health & Social Care HNC/D Electrical Engineering HNC/D Mechanical Engineering

Foundation Degrees ■■ ■■ ■■

Children, Families & Community Health Complementary Approaches to Healthcare in the Community Sports Coaching

Teaching Qualifications ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

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University Diploma in Teaching Numeracy University Diploma in Education Literacy University Diploma in Education Mentoring University Diploma for Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector

For a copy of our higher education course guide call the Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment Team on 0800 0521 577.

FUNCTIONAL Skills Most full-time students at Grantham College participate in the Skills for Life programme. This gives you the opportunity to develop the Functional Skills of Information Communication Technology and Application of Number and Communications, and allows you to take part in a variety of enrichment activities to expand your interests. These skills are essential for both higher education and your future employment prospects.

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If you wish to progress on to higher education, the College offers a range of University Certificates in Professional Development (UCPD), Higher National Diplomas/Certificates (HND/Cs) and Foundation Degrees.

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Higher Education

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A variety of qualification levels are available in most subject areas offered by the College – this will enable you to start at the right level and progress onto further qualifications. Through our partner College association with the University of Bedfordshire you also have the opportunity to study right up to degree level. The illustration on the right shows the different types of qualifications available at the College, the entry requirements needed for each level and how the qualifications compare against each other.

n Degree

Entry Requirements: Dependent on course

n Foundation Entry Requirements: Two A Levels, Access Degree or equivalent, AVCE, n HND or National Diploma. n NVQ5 n HNC n UCPD n NVQ 4

Entry Requirements: Dependent on course

Entry Requirements: n Access Intermediate GNVQ, n A Level 5 GCSEs (A-C), or n Certificate equivalent, BTEC Foundation Diploma n Sub Diploma (Dependent on course) n Diploma n Extended Diploma n NVQ3

n BTEC First Diploma n NVQ2 n Certificate n Extended Certficate n Diploma n GCSE n Pre-Access n Foundation n Certificates n NVQ1

FIRST LEVEL LEARNING

Entry Requirements: Foundation GNVQ, 2 GCSEs (A-D) or equivalent.

Entry Requirements: 2 GCSEs (D-F)

Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirements

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Access TO Higher Education If you don’t have traditional qualifications but want to take the first step back into education or the world of work, our highly successful Step into the Future and Access to HE courses will give you the confidence and knowledge you need and could see you studying a variety of pathways including Social Sciences, English

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Literature, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Art & Design. Both courses give you the chance to return to learning in a flexible and manageable way. The course uses a variety of teaching methods which will prepare you well when studying your degree.


OCN Step into the Future

Access to Higher Education

Course Code: PGA25020 Level: 2 Duration: 17 Weeks You need: No formal qualifications, although applicants will require a basic level of numeracy and communication skills. Method of assessment: Students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence and complete a variety of assignments.

Course Code: FGA25040 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: Applicants will be assessed as to the appropriateness of starting on Access to HE or Step Into The Future Method of assessment: Coursework

Course Content This course is suitable if you plan to return to further education or want to update your CV. It is a flexible programme of study that aims to re-skill adult students. The course fulfils the requirements of a Pre-Access course and if you progress on to the Access programme you may be able to transfer some of your Level 2 credits to count towards your final Access certificate. This Pre-Access course is designed to be flexible enough to suit your needs, especially if you have personal, domestic or work responsibilities which you need to fit around your studies. The course enrols twice every academic year (in September and late January) and all classes are timetabled between the hours of 10.00am-3.00pm, two days a week, with no classes during the school holidays. Subjects covered include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Application of Number Communication Skills Information Technology Study Skills.

Opportunities A good pass on this course allows students to progress to the Access to Higher Education course, a BTEC Diploma or a variety of other College courses.

Course Content This course has been designed to be flexible to suit your needs, especially if you have personal, domestic or work responsibilities which need to be fitted around your studies. The course enrols twice in every academic year (in September and late January) and all classes are timetabled between the hours of 10.00am-3.00pm, three days a week, with no classes during the school holidays. For 2012 you will be able to choose two options from Social Sciences (Psychology & Sociology), English Literature, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) and Art & Design. You will also develop your IT and Study Skills and will have the opportunity of taking GCSE English, Maths or Science as part of the course. Teaching methods are varied and include lectures, workshops, selfdirected research and study, laboratory practicals and seminar presentations. Opportunities If you successfully complete this kite-marked Access course you will be awarded a diploma by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA). This diploma will allow you to progress on to degree or higher diploma level courses in a wide range of areas including but not exclusively: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Archaeology Art therapy Healthcare Law Marine biology Midwifery Nursing Nutrition Podiatry Social Work Science-related Careers Teaching.

If your career plan is not listed above please call Fiona Self on 01476 404337 for further information.

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AS & A Levels

We offer a wide range of subjects at AS and A Level. You would normally be expected to complete four AS Levels in your first year, followed by three A2 subjects in year two. In 2011 Grantham College’s overall A Level pass rate was 96% with over 70% of students progressing on to University.

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Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level)

Advanced Level (A2 Level)

Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 5 GCSEs (grade C or above) including English Language and Maths. Some subjects have additional requirements (please see table). In some subjects you may also be asked to do some preliminary work and take a test to help assess your suitability for the course Method of assessment: Coursework and/or exams

Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: Successful completion of an AS Level programme Method of assessment: Coursework and/or exams

Subject

Subject Options The AS Level programme provides you with the opportunity to continue with a broad course of study whilst preparing for Advanced Level (A2). Each AS Level subject is equivalent to half the Advanced Level and is a free-standing qualification in its own right. Most subjects consist of two modules. You would normally choose four subjects.

GCSE Requirements*

Accounting

Five GCSE passes at grades A-C, including Maths and English **

Anthropology

GCSE English at grade C or above is essential **

Biology

Science (Double Award) or Biology. Other subjects may be considered depending on circumstances. Students must also have GCSE Maths at grade C or above *

Business Studies

GCSE Maths and English grade C or above **

Chemistry

GCSE (grade B or above) in Maths and Science (Double Award), or Chemistry at grade B or above. *

Economics

Five GCSE passes at grades A-C including English grade C or above **

English Language

GCSE English Language preferable at grade B

English Literature

GCSE English Language & Literature at grade C or above

Environmental Studies

Science (Double Award) or Biology. Other subjects may be considered depending on circumstances. Students must also have GCSE Maths at grade C or above *

Fine Art

Five GCSEs at grade C or above. GCSE English at grade C or above, Art & Design preferable at grade C or above

Further Maths

Grade B GCSE Maths at higher tier, or equivalent *

Geology

GCSE English at grade C or above is essential **

History

GCSE English at grade C or above is essential **

Information Communication Technology

GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above

Law

GCSE English at grade B or above is preferable **

Maths

Grade B GCSE Maths or equivalent *

Media Studies

Five GCSEs at grade C or above. GCSE English at grade C or above

Photography

Applicants will be interviewed by course tutor before being accepted

PE (Physical Education)

C or above in Physical Education or a Science

Physics

GCSE Maths and English minimum grade C. Grade B in Science (double award) or grade B in Physics *

Psychology

GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above are essential **

Sociology

GCSE English at grade C or above is essential **

Subject Options On successful completion of AS Levels (at grade D or above) you can, with a further year of study, convert your existing qualifications to full A Levels. Typically, if you have four AS Levels you will be able to study three subjects at A2 Level from the list below. Universities would usually expect you to have completed at least three subjects at A2 Level. ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Accounting Anthropology Biology Business Studies Chemistry Economics English Language English Literature Environmental Studies Fine Art Further Mathematics Geology History Information Communication Technology Law Maths Media Studies Photography PE (Physical Education) Physics Psychology Sociology.

* There is an initial test to determine your readiness to begin this course. You should seek guidance before enrolment. ** No previous knowledge of the subject is required.

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Business Studies Modern life is increasingly dominated by businesses large and small – from your iPhone to your banking, there is a business behind these innovations. Our courses in Business Studies will help you understand how these organisations work and offer you an insight into different business functions including Accounts, Law, Human Resources and

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Marketing, and they are flexible enough to provide for your future career, whichever path you take. We have excellent links with employers and you will have the chance to take part in work experience during your course, letting you put into practice the things that you learn in the classroom.


AAT Accounting Apprenticeship Accountants are in demand across all industry areas especially within the finance and banking sector. It takes a good head for business and a way with numbers to succeed in this field of work. This Apprenticeship allows study toward a recognised qualification whilst in an employed position. It is aimed at providing the necessary skills and qualifications required for starting a career in the accounting industry. Of course you won’t reach accountant status immediately. Most apprentices qualify as account assistants, account clerks, cashiers, credit control clerks, data input clerks, finance assistants, purchase ledger clerks or sales ledger clerks. Development includes: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Basic Accounting 1 Basic Accounting 2 Basic costing Computerised Accounting Professional Ethics in Accounting ■■ Work effectively in Accounting & Finance. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualification and training over one year: ■■ AAT Certificate in Accounting ■■ Employer Rights and Responsibilities ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths).

Business & Administration Apprenticeship Business & Administration personnel play a key role in today’s highly competitive commercial environment, where a range of diverse skills and communication styles are required. The Apprenticeship framework has a range of learning options covering document production, events and meetings, communications, customer service, management of information and data, business resources, innovation and change. Development includes: ■■ Communicating effectively in a business environment ■■ Improving own performance in a business environment ■■ Managing own performance in a business environment ■■ Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment ■■ Principles of providing administration services ■■ Principles of managing information and producing documents. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualification and training over 9 months to one year: ■■ Certificate in Business and Administration (NVQ) ■■ Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (underpinning knowledge) ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths).

Customer Service Apprenticeship

Retail Apprenticeship

Customer Service is a demanding but rewarding field of work where effective communication and a high level of interpersonal skills are required. The Apprenticeship framework has a range of learning options covering impression and image, delivery, handling problems, development and improvement.

Retail sales jobs can involve a broad spectrum of duties and activities depending on the product, service and merchandise offered by the employer. Because of the high levels of client interaction, successful sales assistants will need a combination of good negotiation skills and diplomacy.

Development includes: ■■ Communicating effectively with customers ■■ Communicating using customer service language ■■ Dealing with routine customer service issues ■■ Direct or indirect contact with external and internal customers ■■ Following the rules to deliver customer service ■■ Understanding of customer service. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualification and training over 9 months to one year: ■■ Certificate in Customer Service (NVQ) ■■ Certificate in Customer Service knowledge (underpinning knowledge) ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths).

The Apprenticeship framework has a range of learning options available covering handling goods and materials, stock control, preparation and processing of products for sale, promotional sales, customer service, health and safety, security and working effectively in a retail team. Development includes: ■■ Understanding customer service in the retail sector ■■ Understanding how a retail business maintains health and safety on its premises ■■ Understanding how individuals and teams contribute to the effectiveness of a retail business ■■ Understanding the retail selling process. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualification and training over 9 months to one year: ■■ Certificate in Retail Knowledge (underpinning knowledge) ■■ Diploma in Retail Skills (NVQ) ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths).

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business

Course Code: FGB35151 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above) Method of assessment: Assignments, practical role plays and observations

Course Code: Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English or maths, or a merit in a related BTEC Level 2 Diploma Method of assessment: Assignments

Course Content The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business is designed to give you the knowledge to be able to develop and build your own business and develop the teamwork and leadership skills that are required to work within a successful organisation. Subjects covered include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Managing personal finances Marketing & promotion Preparing for enterprise Team leadership Understanding business.

You will be expected to continue to study English, maths or ICT as part of your course. Opportunities Successful completion of this course by gaining a Merit profile you will be able to enter the workplace or progress on to one of the Level 3 Business courses.

Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. As well as learning about Business, important skills are developed which will help you find employment in your chosen area or prepare you for study at degree level. Subjects offered may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Finance Investigating business Law Marketing Recruitment & selection.

You may be required to continue to study English or maths as part of your course. Opportunities Students can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and upon successful completion of this will progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma. This is equivalent to 2 A Levels, allowing you to progress on to higher level qualifications such as a degree or professional qualification. It can also act as the ideal preparation for a range of jobs in the public or private sectors. Possible areas of work include accountancy, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, personnel, public administration and sales.

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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma in Business

IFS Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies

Course Code: FGB35131 / FGB35061 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English or maths, or a merit in a related BTEC Level 2 Diploma Method of assessment: Assignments

You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English or maths, or a merit in a related BTEC Level 2 Diploma

Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Business courses are practical, work-related courses. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. As well as learning about Business, important skills are developed which will help you find employment in your chosen area or prepare you for study at degree level. Subjects offered may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Finance Investigating business Law Marketing Recruitment & selection Starting a small business.

Students will study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in year 1 (1 A level) and upon successful completion of this will progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma. You may be required to continue to study English or maths as part of your course. In addition to the Level 3 qualifications students will also study qualifications in finance. In the first year students will study the IFS Certificate in Financial Studies and if successful will progress to the IFS Diploma in Financial studies in year 2. In year 2 students will also get the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained from their Level 3 studies into practice by taking part in the Young Enterprise Programme.

Course Content The Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies has been designed to encourage students to be inspired to meet their lifestyle aspirations. This will be achieved by teaching them to apply the appropriate solution(s) from the wide range available within the evolving financial services marketplace. On completion of this qualification learners will be able to: ■■ Appreciate how different external factors impact upon the individual directly, and indirectly ■■ Appreciate the benefits that can be derived from financial services products, and how these can contribute to achieving their personal aspirations ■■ Compare and contrast a range of financial solutions and draw reasoned, informed and sound financial judgements in particular contexts ■■ Develop an awareness of risk and reward, and the obligations associated with different financial solutions ■■ Understand the concept of ‘money’ in all its forms, and how its value is subject to time and circumstance ■■ Understand the scope of the financial services industry and how it impacts upon the individual. This qualification can provide a route to higher education and to a career in financial services. Together the Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) and the Diploma in Financial Studies (Dip FS) can provide up to 120 UCAS points.

Opportunities The Diploma is equivalent to 2 A Levels, allowing you to progress on to higher level qualifications such as a degree or professional qualification. It can also act as the ideal preparation for a range of jobs in the public or private sectors. Possible areas of work include accountancy, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, personnel, public administration and sales.

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Care, Children & YounG People Working in Care & Early Years is rewarding and exciting, with plenty of opportunities to work in a variety of environments and with people of all ages. At Grantham College your learning is hands-on, and includes work experience relevant to your course in a variety of placements such as nurseries, schools and other care settings. You can put what you learn in theory into practice, leading to careers including teaching, social work, nursing or work as an early years practitioner.

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Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have a wealth of experience, and we are incredibly proud that 15% of students gained the highest possible grades for their courses in 2011. Be part of this success story – start your career with us. Grantham College is working in partnership with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, offering the Cadet Nursing Scheme. There is also access for all learners to a state-ofthe-art virtual ward based at Grantham Hospital allowing students to put theory into practice.


Children & Young People’s Workforce Apprenticeship* The Children’s Care, Learning & Development Apprenticeship offers the ideal opportunity for those of you who are interested and committed to this work to gain the necessary skills, knowledge, and qualifications. The programme includes both work-based assessment and College study over 12 months. Topics include: ■■ Providing activities & experiences for young people ■■ The development & needs of children ■■ The environment for young people ■■ Working within settings. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualifications and training over an 18 month programme: ■■ Certificate in Early Years Care Practice ■■ Children’s, Learning & Development ■■ Introduction to employment rights & responsibilities ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths) ■■ Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

• A Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check will be required for these courses.

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Children & Young People* Course Code: FGA10171 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above), or equivalent e.g. Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit/Distinction profile Method of Assessment: Assignments, observation, practical tests and completed placement Course Content The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Children & Young People is a one year full-time Level 2 course You will be given the opportunity to develop your skills and an understanding of working with children and young people aged between 0-16 years - knowledge of this age range will be gained through participation in a variety of subjects and work placements. The qualifications are currently being reviewed by CWDC and although the content is expected to remain very similar, prospective students will be updated as soon as details are available. The course comprises of three units of study: ■■ Communication with children & adults ■■ Keeping children safe ■■ Understanding children’s development. The main subjects are enhanced by further studies including Functional Skills (English, maths and Information Communication Technology) First Aid and Food Hygiene (subject to funding). Opportunities Following completion of the Certificate you may be able to apply for an apprenticeship or gain employment at Level 2 in a child care setting.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Children & Young People* Course Code: FGA10111 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above), or equivalent e.g. Level 1 qualification with Merit/ Distinction profile Method of Assessment: Assignments, observation, practical tests and completed placement Course Content The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Children & Young People is a one year full-time Level 2 course. You will be given the opportunity to develop your skills and an understanding of working with children and young people aged between 0-16 years - knowledge of this age range will be gained through participation in a variety of subjects and work placements. The qualifications are currently being reviewed by CWDC and although the content is expected to remain very similar, prospective students will be updated as soon as details are available. The course comprises of six units of study: ■■ Communication with children & adults ■■ Keeping children safe ■■ Preparing & maintaining environments for child care ■■ Professional development roles & responsibilities in child care ■■ Supporting children’s play & learning ■■ Understanding children’s development The main subjects are enhanced by further studies including Functional Skills (English, maths and Information Communication Technology). Opportunities Students who achieve Merit/Distinction profiles on all units plus a Level 2 in Functional Skills English will have the opportunity for progression onto either the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning & Development, or gain employment at Level 2 in a child care setting.

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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Children & Young People*

BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Children & Young People*

Course Code: FGA10101 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English Language, or equivalent Relevant vocational qualifications may be considered. First Diploma in Health & Social Care or First Diploma in Children’s Care Learning & Development at Merit / Distinction profile and English at Grade C or above. Method of Assessment: Work based and college assessment/assignments

Course Code: FGA10081 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English Language, or equivalent (e.g. First Diploma in Health & Social Care or CCLD with a Merit or Distinction profile and English GCSE grade C) Method of Assessment: Work based and college assessment/assignments

Course Content This work-related course leads to a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to one A Level. Students will study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in year one and upon successful completion will progress to year two of either the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma. You will learn by completing projects/ assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Subjects covered may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Positive environments Positive relationships Professional practice Promoting children’s development Safeguarding children.

You will undertake vocational practice experience in a range of placements. You may be required to continue to study maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities Progression on to the second year of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development or employment within a child care setting.

• A Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check will be required for these courses.

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Course Content These work-related programmes lead to nationally recognised qualifications equivalent to A Levels (two for the Diploma, three for the Extended Diploma). You will learn by completing projects/assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Subjects covered may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Child health Communication & interpersonal skills Equality, diversity & rights in early years’ work Learning in the early years Promoting children’s development Professional practice Researching early years’ care & education Safeguarding children.

Additional studies may include: ■■ British Red Cross Certificate in First Aid ■■ Food Hygiene. This programme requires a minimum of 800 hours on work placement to achieve the full qualification. A variety of placements allow real experience of a working environment. You may be required to continue to study maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities On completion you can enter employment or undertake further training in nursery/primary teaching. If you wish to enter teacher training you will also need GCSE English, maths and Science at grade C or above.


BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care* Course Code: FGA10011 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above), or equivalent e.g. Level 1 appropriate qualification with Merit/Distinction profile Method of Assessment: Coursework/ assignments, work placement observation/ reports Course Content The course is designed for you if you want a job caring for others as it will prepare you to work in a caring profession. Subjects studied include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Anatomy & physiology Communication skills Creative & therapeutic activities Individual needs Vocational practice.

You will also be required to attend a work placement for a set number of hours each week. Additional studies include: ■■ Food Hygiene. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities Successful completion of this course will give you the opportunity to gain employment in a variety of Care settings, or progress on to a Level 3 programme if achieving a Merit/Distinction profile (along with English GCSE Grade C or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health & Social Care*

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma Health & Social Care*

Course Code: FGA10131 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English Language, or equivalent (e.g. First Diploma in Health & Social Care with a Merit/Distinction profile and English GCSE grade C) Method of Assessment: Assignments, work placement observation/reports

Course Code: FGA10061 / FGA10031 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English Language, or equivalent (e.g. First Diploma in Health & Social Care with a Merit/Distinction profile and English GCSE grade C) Method of Assessment: Assignments, work placement observation/reports

Course Content If you want to enter a caring profession this course is designed for you. It covers a wide range of compulsory subjects that are relevant to the Care sector. Students will study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in year one and upon successful completion may progress to either the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma.

Course Content If you want to enter a caring profession this course is designed for you. It covers a wide range of compulsory subjects that are relevant to the Care sector.

Subjects covered include: ■■ Communication ■■ Equality, Diversity & Rights ■■ Personal & Professional Development. You will also be required to attend a vocational placement and a one-week compulsory residential placement. Opportunities Progression on to the second year of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care or employment within the care sector or as a Healthcare Support Worker.

Cadet Nursing Scheme Limited places are available on ULHT (United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust) Cadet Nursing Scheme which runs alongside our BTEC National Certificate in Health & Social Care. You will need to make a separate application for this scheme, the deadline for applications is 30 March 2012. For more information and to find out how to apply, please telephone Gill Connor on 01476 404392.

Subjects covered include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Communication Equality, Diversity & Rights Life Span Nutrition Personal & Professional Development Sociology & Psychology.

Additional studies include: ■■ Food Hygiene Certificate. You will also be required to attend a vocational placement and a one-week compulsory residential placement. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities This qualification at Extended Diploma level enables you to enter degree level programmes, teacher training, paramedical training (21+ years), police work, nursing and social work. Alternatively, students can go straight into work in a variety of Health & Care settings, including community work and the Health Service. Prospective applicants should also be aware that for Nursing and Teaching, and some other degree programmes, GCSE English, Mathematics & Science are required. The Cadet Nursing Scheme runs alongside this course.

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Computing A career in Computing can span many different areas – and as society becomes more technologically advanced, it is a career that will provide many work opportunities both in the present and the future. Our courses combine relevant and theoretical work with practical experience and we have access to great facilities. These include a specialised computer lab for delivering hands-on installation and configuration, a programming/web development

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lab with professional software and interactive whiteboard and access to both PCs and Macs, as well as the opportunity to use our new 3D equipment. Our staff are first-rate too – you will be taught by tutors that have a range of industry experience gained at world famous organisations such as Microsoft and Fujitsu, so you can be sure that you are benefitting from top quality professional teaching.


OCR Level 1 Certificate Business & ICT

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT

Course Code: FGB35081 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade E or F or above) or equivalent Method of Assessment: Assignments

Course Code: FGS70081 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above) preferably including maths Method of Assessment: Coursework

Course Content This course primarily aims to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge for this vocational area. It is ideal if you want a broad background in Business & ICT that will allow you to progress on to further studies, training or employment. The course is also suitable if you are studying Business & ICT for the first time, as it aims to encourage you to develop an understanding of the culture and the role of Business & ICT, both nationally and within the local community. It will enable you to appreciate the importance of working with others and contributing to working within teams. Subjects offered may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Electronic communications Presentation software Web page design Working as a team.

You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities This qualification will lead on to any Level 2 Business or ICT qualification, or into employment.

Course Content This course aims to prepare you for a career in ICT and will provide you with the necessary skills, flexibility, knowledge and motivation to progress onto further studies. You find out about the tools and techniques used for working with information and will develop confidence in using ICT. In addition, you are given the opportunity to analyse information needs in different contexts. Subjects studied may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Animation techniques Communicating in the IT industry Computer Systems Database Systems Home Entertainment Systems IT security IT technical support Multimedia design Setting up an IT network Software design Website development Working in the IT industry.

You may be required to continue to study English or maths as part of your course Opportunities On successful completion this qualification can lead directly to work as an IT Practitioner in various fields such as user support, customer services, data entry, hardware testing and installation. Alternatively, you could progress onto the BTEC Diploma/ Extended Diploma or other non-computing oriented Diplomas.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT Course Code: FGS70091 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: Applicants should normally possess 5 GCSEs (Grade ‘C’ or above - including maths and English). You will also need to provide satisfactory references. Method of Assessment: Coursework Course Content This course aims to provide a practical based approach to computing for anybody wishing to work in the industry, or progress to higher education study of the subject. The Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels. Subjects studied include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Communication & employability skills Communications technologies Computer systems HCI Information systems IT systems troubleshooting Organisational systems security Principles of software design & development ■■ Website production & management. Opportunities These qualifications can lead directly on to a higher education course such as a degree or HND/C. Alternatively employment opportunities after completion include trainee e-commerce developers, trainee positions in management information systems or systems support.

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT Course Code: FGS70061 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: Applicants should normally possess 5 GCSEs (Grade ‘C’ or above - including Maths and English for the diploma). You will also need to provide satisfactory references. Method of Assessment: Coursework Course Content This course aims to provide a practical based approach to computing for anybody wishing to work in the industry, or progress to higher education study of the subject. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. Subjects studied include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Communication & employability skills Communications technologies Computer systems HCI Information systems IT systems trouble shooting Organisational systems security Principles of software design & development ■■ Website production & management.

ICT SUCCESS & PROGRESSION Achievement rates on our BTEC courses are higher than the national figures. This year, 10 of our BTEC level 2 students achieved overall Merits and Distinctions progressing onto the level 3 course. Success rates on our level 3 BTEC courses are consistently high. This year 5 students completed the Extended Diploma with an overall grade of DDD, 2 students achieving a distinction in all 18 units. The Diploma group achieved above average grades with 2 students gaining a distinction in every unit. A good number of our students progress on to Higher Education to study a range of courses from Computer Games to Networking and Security at degree level. Our students tell us that the BTEC course that is provided at Grantham College prepares them well for their studies at Higher Education. We are soon to introduce a HE provision in Computing at Grantham and a number of our students are looking forward to continuing their studies with us.

Opportunities These qualifications can lead directly on to a higher education course such as a degree or HND/C. Alternatively employment opportunities after completion include trainee e-commerce developers, trainee positions in management information systems or systems support.

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CONSTRUCTION If a career as a Bricklayer, Carpenter, Painter & Decorator, Plasterer or Plumber interests you, our Construction courses are a valuable place to start. The Construction Department has workshops for each trade and dedicated IT facilities. A new plastering centre at Alma Park, which houses a dozen plastering bays as well as the new painting and decorating centre, which is based on Belton Lane gives students the opportunity to perfect their skills in a purpose built environment.

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The College also has a Renewable Energies House on site so you can learn about a wide range of renewable technologies including photovoltaic, solar, ground source and air source heating. All courses provide a combination of practical and theoretical work, so you will get hands-on experience whilst learning your trade. If you prefer a career as a Construction Technician in one of the many areas of Construction then a BTEC Diploma could be for you.


Bricklaying Apprenticeship As those working in this industry know, bricklaying is a skilled and valuable trade. From providing basic skills on site (such as setting out and erecting brickwork/blockwork) onwards, skilled Bricklayers are critical to the construction of buildings and other structures. Development includes: ■■ Conforming to Efficient Working Practices in the Workplace ■■ Conforming to General Safety in the Workplace ■■ Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace ■■ Laying Domestic Drainage in the Workplace ■■ Moving and Handling Resources in the Workplace ■■ Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualifications and training over two years: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Abrasive Wheels training Construction NVQ Functional Skills (English & maths) Introduction to Employment Rights Level 1 & Level 2 Diplomas (underpinning knowledge & practical skills training).

Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Carpentry & Joinery are expert trades that require attention to detail and accuracy - we offer both wood occupation routes on the Apprenticeship programme. A Site Carpenter at this level of study would be involved in providing the basic skills on site of installing wood structures and fittings to assist in the construction of buildings and other construction projects. A Bench Joiner would be based in the workshop, making prefabricated parts such as doors, staircases, roof timbers and skirting boards. Development includes: ■■ Building methods and construction technology ■■ Information, quantities and communication ■■ Maintenance and use of hand tools ■■ Portable power tools ■■ Safe working practices ■■ Structural carcassing ■■ Second fixing. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualifications and training over two years: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Construction NVQ Functional Skills (English & maths) Introduction to Employment Rights Level 1 & Level 2 Diplomas (underpinning knowledge & practical skills training).

Maintenance Operations - Construction Apprenticeship You will gain a broad foundation of knowledge in all aspects of maintenance operations such as carpentry and joinery; bricklaying and plastering; plumbing; roof lead work; painting and decorating; health and safety. Development includes: ■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Carry out small scale masonry trade repairs ■■ Carry out small scale painting, decorating and associated trade repairs ■■ Carry out small scale plastering trade repairs ■■ Carry out small scale plumbing trade repairs ■■ Carry out small scale wood trade repairs ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Safe working practices. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualification and training over two years: ■■ Diploma level 2 in Maintenance Operations (Technical Certificate) ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths) ■■ NVQ Level 2 in Maintenance Operations.

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Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Course Code: FGS75091 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: There are no formal entry requirements but you will have to attend an interview Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test

Course Code: FGS75101 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery and a successful interview Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test

Course Code: FGS75131 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year Entry Requirements: Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry and a successful interview Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units:

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units:

■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Erecting structural carcassing ■■ Health & Saftey ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Maintenance ■■ Second fixing ■■ Using a circular saw.

■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Erect complex structural carcassing components ■■ First fixing operations ■■ Health & Saftey ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Maintaining non-structural and structural components ■■ Second fixing operations ■■ Setting up and using fixed and transportable machinery.

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units: ■■ Basic woodworking joints ■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Maintain & use hand tools ■■ Prepare & use portable power tools ■■ Safe working practices. The programme also includes: Certificate In Progression-Carpentry and Joinery, Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry, or to seek a Carpentry or joinery apprenticeship.

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The programme also includes: Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry or to seek employment in the construction industry and study for a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations-Site Carpentry.

The programme also includes: Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to seek employment in the construction industry and study for Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Wood OccupationsSite Carpentry.


Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

Level 2 Diploma in Plastering

Course Code: FGS75171 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: There are no formal entry requirements but you will have to attend an interview Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test

Course Code: FGS75161 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: There are no formal entry requirements but you will have to attend an interview Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test

Course Code: FGS75181 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 1 Diploma in Plastering and a successful interview Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units:

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units:

■■ Apply foundation and plain papers ■■ Apply paint systems by brush and roller ■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Prepare surfaces for decoration ■■ Produce specialist decorative finishes ■■ Safe working practices. The programme also includes: Certificate in Progression-Painting and Decorating, Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills.

■■ Application of plaster materials to internal backgrounds ■■ Building methods and construction technology ■■ Carry out safe working practices ■■ Information, quantities and communication ■■ Preparation of background surfaces and plaster materials ■■ Production of components from moulds. The programme also includes: Certificate In Progression-Plastering, Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills.

Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or to seek a Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship.

Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering, or to seek a Plastering Apprenticeship.

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units: ■■ Applying plaster materials to external surfaces ■■ Applying plaster to internal surfaces ■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Fibrous plaster components ■■ Fixing dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors ■■ Forming sand and cement screeds ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Producing plaster components. The programme also includes: Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Plastering or to seek employment in the construction industry and study for a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering.

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Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship

Plastering Apprenticeship

This is a varied profession for which you will need to master a wide range of skills. Successful candidates become fully qualified tradespersons with opportunities to progress in the construction industry.

This qualification is recognised as the industry standard entry route into a career in plastering and is perfect if you like practical on-the-job training. The Apprenticeship framework has a range of learning outcomes covering preparing and mixing materials, preparing surfaces and securing plastering work.

The Apprenticeship framework has a range of learning outcomes covering how to produce specialist decorative finishes, how to apply water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment, how to apply standard papers to walls and ceilings and knowledge of building methods and construction technology. Development includes: ■■ Apply foundation and plain papers ■■ Apply paint systems by brush and roller ■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Prepare surfaces for decoration ■■ Produce specialist decorative finishes ■■ Safe working practices. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualification and training over two years:

Development includes: ■■ Application of plaster materials to internal backgrounds ■■ Building methods and construction technology ■■ Carry out safe working practices ■■ Information, quantities and communication ■■ Preparation of background surfaces and plaster materials ■■ Production of components from moulds. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualification and training over two years: ■■ Diploma Level 2 in Plastering (Technical certificate) ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths) ■■ NVQ Level 2 in Plastering.

■■ Diploma Level 2 in Painting & Decorating (Technical certificate) ■■ Employment Rights and responsibilities ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths) ■■ NVQ level 2 in Decorative Occupations.

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Plumbing Apprenticeship As anyone working in this highly skilled industry knows, it takes years of training to become a qualified Plumber and after that a dedication to lifelong learning as the rate of technological advancement is rapid. The diverse career paths, good wages and opportunities to run your own business, progress to design, consultancy, teaching or management make the plumbing & heating industry a great career. Development includes: ■■ Communication ■■ Domestic above ground drainage systems ■■ Domestic central heating systems ■■ Domestic hot and cold water systems ■■ Domestic rainwater systems ■■ Environmental protection measures ■■ Safe working practices ■■ Scientific principles ■■ Site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques. As an apprentice will undertake the following qualifications and training over two years: ■■ City & Guilds Certificate in Plumbing Skills ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths) ■■ Plumbing NVQ.


Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying

Course Code: FGS75071 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: There are no formal entry requirements but you will have to attend an interview Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multichoice online end test

Course Code: FGS75081 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying and a successful interview Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multichoice online end test

Course Code: FGS75141 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying and a successful interview Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multichoice online end test

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units:

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units:

■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Cavity walling forming masonry structures ■■ Setting out masonry structures ■■ Solid walling, isolated and attached piers ■■ Thin joint masonry and masonry cladding.

■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Erecting complex masonry structures ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Repair and maintenance of masonry structures ■■ Structural and decorative brickwork. The programme also includes: Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills.

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Basic blocklaying skills Basic bricklaying skills Basic cavity walling Building methods & construction technology ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Safe working practices ■■ Setting out building masonry structures up to damp course level. The programme also includes: Certificate In Progression-Bricklaying, Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying, or to seek a Bricklaying Apprenticeship.

The programme also includes: Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying or to seek employment in the construction industry and study for a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations-Bricklaying.

Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to seek employment in the construction industry and study for Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Trowel Occupations-Bricklaying.

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Level 1 Certificate in Access to Building Services Engineering (BSE 2000) Course Code: FGS75151 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: There are no formal entry requirements but you will have to attend an interview and take an entry test Method of Assessment: Practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units: ■■ Introduction to plumbing installation practical activities and techniques ■■ Introduction to plumbing installation work ■■ Introduction to plumbing systems ■■ The building services industry ■■ Using building services engineering tools. The programme also includes: Certificate In Progression-Plumbing, Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing & Domestic Heating, or to seek a Plumbing Apprenticeship.

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Level 2 Certificate in Basic Plumbing Studies (6129)

Level 3 Certificate in Basic Plumbing Studies (6129)

Course Code: FGS75051 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 1 Diploma in Access to Building Services Engineering, or 4 GCSE’s Grade C or above including English and maths, a successful entry test and an interview Method of Assessment: Practical tasks, a series of on line knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test

Course Code: PGS75281 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating and a successful interview and entry test Method of Assessment: Practical tasks, a series of on line knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Communication and working relations Domestic above ground drainage systems Domestic central heating systems Domestic hot and cold water systems Domestic rainwater systems Environmental awareness Safe working practices Scientific principles Site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques.

The programme also includes: Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to seek employment in the building services engineering industry and study for Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Plumbing & Domestic Heating.

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units: ■■ Domestic central heating systems ■■ Domestic cold water systems ■■ Domestic gas saftey, installation and components ■■ Domestic hot water systems ■■ Domestic sanitation systems ■■ Electrical work ■■ Organising resources. The programme also includes: Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to seek employment in the building services engineering industry and study for Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Plumbing & Domestic Heating.


Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction

Course Code: FGS75201 Level: 2 Duration: 2 years You need: There are no formal entry requirements but you will have to attend an interview and successfully complete an entry test Method of Assessment: Synoptic practical tasks, a series of knowledge questions for each unit and a multi-choice online end test

Course Code: FGS75191 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: At least 4 GCSEs Grade C or above including maths, English and a science or a First Diploma in Construction Method of Assessment: Based on coursework in each unit

Course Content This course is designed as a training programme and is suitable for those who want to prepare for work in a particular occupational area such as bricklaying, carpentry, painting and decorating and basic plumbing. The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units: ■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Carry out small scale masonry trade repairs ■■ Carry out small scale painting, decorating and associated trade repairs ■■ Carry out small scale plastering trade repairs ■■ Carry out small scale plumbing trade repairs ■■ Carry out small scale wood trade repairs ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Safe working practices. The programme also includes: Tutorial, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Maintenance Operations and seek an apprenticeship.

Course Content The course is designed for those who want to pursue a career in architecture, civil engineering, construction management or building services engineering. The course covers the following units: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Building regulations and control Building surveying in construction Building technology in construction Construction and the built environment Construction technology and design in construction and civil engineering Economics and finance in construction Environmental science Graphical detailing in construction Health, safety and welfare ICT and CAD Mathematics in construction and the built environment Measuring, estimating and tendering processes Mechanical and electrical services Planning, organisation and control of resources Science and materials in construction and the built environment Setting out processes Structural mechanics Surveying in construction.

The programme also includes: Tutorial and Enrichment. Opportunities Successful completion will allow you to obtain employment as a technician and have a professional career in architecture, civil engineering, construction management or building services engineering. Alternatively you will be able to study at HNC, HND or degree level in one of the disciplines.

Interested in Technical Design? Why not consider a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Design). This course aims to give you a broad grounding in a combination of engineering, construction and product based design and can act as ideal preparation for a career in the computing, construction and product design. See page 35 for more details.

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Engineering & Automotive Our Engineering courses give you a broad range of training in key areas such as mechanical, production, electrical and maintenance engineering, electrical installation, electronics, motor vehicle and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

and facilities. The extensive equipment we have includes mini diggers, rough terrain forklift, quad bikes, robots and a vacuum forming machine, so you can get hands-on experience to help you in your learning.

The Engineering Department is in a purpose-built facility at the College, with conference facilities, a CAD suite and Rapid Prototyping technology. A new maintenance workshop was also opened in 2008. We can offer a wide choice of Engineering courses as well as the latest equipment

Our Vehicle Technology Centre’s provides the opportunity to work hands on with modern technology equipment including a Honda hybrid car and two motor bikes, a Harley Davidson XL 1200 and Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

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Engineering Apprenticeships

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Engineering

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Maintenance)

(Mechanical, Electrical, Electrical Installation, Production, Maintenance)

Course Code: FGS80171 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: An interest in Engineering Method of Assessment: Coursework

Course Code: FGS80101 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including maths or Science, or the Introductory Diploma Method of Assessment: Coursework

The Engineering Apprenticeship provides the best possible preparation to achieving skilled and/or technician status within the industry. It may also (where appropriate) provide positive progression to higher education or higher level work. You will undertake the following qualifications and training over a day release programme lasting up to 36 months at College:

Course Content The course aims to give you a good basic grounding in Engineering. It focuses on practical skills and involves compulsory units in: ■■ Working Safely in Engineering. The following optional subjects are available:

■■ An appropriate Engineering NVQ ■■ BTEC National Award, City & Guilds, Level 2 or 3 Diploma ■■ Functional Skills (Communication, Application of Number, Improving Own Learning & Development, Working With Others) as required ■■ Introduction to employment rights & responsibilities.

Automotive Apprenticeship The Automotive Apprenticeship provides the best possible preparation to achieving skilled and/or technician status within the industry. You will undertake the following qualifications and training over a day release programme lasting up to 36 months at College: ■■ An appropriate Automotive NVQ ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths) ■■ Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Certificate or Diploma.

■■ Assembling Mechanical Components ■■ Engineering Making Out ■■ Interpreting and Using Engineering Information ■■ Marking Engineering Components Using Hand Tools ■■ Planning and Making a Machined Product ■■ Routine Servicing of Mechanical Equipment ■■ Using Bench/Pedestal Drilling Machine ■■ Wiring Electrical Circuits and Components. You will also work towards an NVQ Level 1 in Performing Engineering Operations. These supplementary qualifications may involve subjects such as fitting, turning, milling and various electrical units. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities This qualification will help you to progress on to higher level qualifications, such as the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing or Maintenance Engineering. Alternatively, it can lead to a range of Apprenticeships in local Engineering, Manufacturing and service industries.

Course Content The BTEC L2 Diploma is a practical, work related course and is equivalent to 4 GCSEs grades A*- C. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will take 4 core subjects: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Applied Science for Technicians Mathematics for Technicians Using Engineering Information Working safely.

You will also take 4 specialist units: ■■ Electrical Maintenance Fundamentals ■■ Fluid Power Fundamentals ■■ Maintenance Procedures & Planning ■■ Mechanical Maintenance Fundamentals. You may be required to continue to study maths, English or IT as part of your course. Opportunities This qualification helps you to progress on to higher level qualifications such as a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering or A Levels. Alternatively it can lead to a range of Apprenticeships in Operations & Maintenance or associated trades in manufacturing engineering. The course also provides essential knowledge required for several NVQ Level 2 qualifications in Engineering Operations, Maintenance and Process Operations.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Operations & Maintenance) Course Code: FGS80221 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths or Science, Level 2 Diploma (including Merit in maths, Science & one other unit) or other relevant qualification Method of Assessment: Coursework and tests Course Content This course aims to give you a broad grounding in Operations & Maintenance Engineering. The Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels. You will take 6 core subjects: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Communications for technicians Electrical principles Health & Safety Mathematics for technicians Mechanical principles Project.

Optional subjects may also include: ■■ Electrical installation ■■ Electro, pneumatic & hydraulic systems & devices ■■ Mechanical technology ■■ Monitoring & fault diagnosis ■■ Operations and maintenance procedures ■■ PLC. You also work towards an NVQ Level 1 in Performing Engineering Operations or study for an AS Level or A Level in maths. In addition, you may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities This qualification allows you to progress on to an Apprenticeship or higher-level qualifications such as HND/Cs or degree level programmes. It can also act as ideal preparation for a career in the power, water, green energy, food, manufacturing, petro-chemical and textiles industries.

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Manufacturing) Course Code: FGS80181 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year Entry Requirements: Applicants should normally possess 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above, including maths or Science), or the BTEC Introductory Diploma in Engineering Method of Assessment: Coursework Course Content This BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a practical, workrelated course and is equivalent to 4 GCSEs grades A*-C. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will take four core subjects: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Applied science for technicians Mathematics for technicians Using engineering information Working safely.

You will also take four specialist units: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Computer Aided Design Maintenance procedures & planning Programming CNC machines Using secondary machining techniques.

You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. You will also work towards an NVQ Level 1 or 2 in Performing Engineering Operations. These supplementary qualifications may involve subjects such as fitting, milling, turning and electrical units. Opportunities This qualification helps students progress on to higher level qualifications such as a Level 3 Diploma or A Levels. Alternatively, it can lead to a range of Apprenticeships in manufacturing or associated trades such as vehicle engineering or electrical work. This course also provides essential knowledge required for several NVQ Level 2 qualifications in Manufacturing.


BTEC Level 3 Diploma in (Manufacturing Engineering) Course Code: FGS80211 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths or Science, Level 2 Diploma (including Merit in maths, Science & one other unit) or other relevant qualification Method of Assessment: Coursework and tests Course Content This course aims to give you a broad grounding in mechanical and computer based engineering technology. The Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to 2 A Levels. An A Level in maths or business could be taken alongside this Diploma for those wishing to progress into Higher Education. You will take 6 core subjects: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Communication for Technicians Electrical principles Health & Safety Mechanical Principles Mathematics for Technicians Project.

Optional subjects may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

CAD/CAM/CNC Electronics/Electronic Circuit Manufacture Materials PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers).

You also work towards an NVQ Level 1 in Performing Engineering Operations, a supplementary qualification. You could also study for an AS/A Level in maths. You may be required to continue to study maths, English or IT as part of your course. Opportunities This qualification allows you to progress on to an Apprenticeships or higher-level qualifications such as HND/Cs or degree level programmes. It can also act as ideal preparation for a career in the computing, electronics, food, manufacturing, petro-chemical and textiles industries.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Design) Course Code: FGS80291 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths or Science, Level 2 Diploma (including Merit in maths, Science & one other unit) or other relevant qualification Method of assessment: Coursework and tests Course Content This course aims to give you a broad grounding in a combination of engineering, construction and product based design practice and applications. The Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to 2 A Levels. An A Level in maths or business could be taken alongside this Diploma for those wishing to progress into Higher Education. You will take 6 core subjects: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Communication for technicians Electrical principles Health & Safety Mechanical principles Mathematics for technicians Project.

Optional subjects may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

CAD CAD design for construction. Design for moving parts Engineering design Materials.

You will also work towards an NVQ Level 1 in Performing Engineering Operations, a supplementary qualification. You could also study for an AS/A Level in maths. In addition, you may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities This qualification allows you to progress on to an Apprenticeship or higher level qualifications such as HND/Cs or degree level programmes. It can also act as ideal preparation for a career in the computing, electronics, food manufacturing, petro-chemical, textile, production design and construction industries.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Environmental Sustainability Course Code: FGS80241 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths or Science, Level 2 Diploma (including Merit in maths, Science & one other unit) or other relevant qualification Method of Assessment: Coursework and tests Course Content Environmental sustainability and related environmentally based sectors are growing rapidly within the UK, with extra emphasis on reducing global warming, low carbon economy and the need for conservation. This course is designed to introduce learners to the various elements of environmental sustainability. An A Level in maths or business could be taken alongside this Diploma for those wishing to progress into Higher Education. Units of study include: ■■ Understanding the principles of sustainable development ■■ Sustainable communities ■■ Science for Environmental Technicians ■■ Energy Management ■■ Informatics for Environmental and sustainability industries ■■ The business environment Optional units may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Pollution control and management Scientific practical techniques Sustainable construction Understanding water quality Using mathematical tools in science Waste management.

Opportunities Depending on your results, a range of higher education courses will be open to you on completion of the Diploma. If you decide against higher education, you may wish to consider an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship.

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IMI Level 1/2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Principles

IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Principles

Course Code: FGS90021 Level: 1 / 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above including maths or Science), the Introductory Diploma or IMI Level 1 Award Method of Assessment: Coursework and tests

Course Code: FGS90041 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 5 GCSEs including maths and science (Grade C or above) or IMI Level 2 Award Method of Assessment: Practical and online assessment

Course Content This practical, work-related course is the equivalent to 4 GCSEs Grades A* - C. You learn by completing projects, practical tasks and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Course Content This practical, work-related course aims to build on the Level 2 course with more analytical content. You learn by completing projects, practical tasks and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

You will take three core subjects: ■■ Engineering skills for vehicle repair ■■ Essential working practices in vehicle technology ■■ Vehicle electrical & electronic principles. You will also take six specialist units: ■■ Routine vehicle maintenance ■■ Vehicle component removal & refitting techniques ■■ Vehicle engine system principles ■■ Vehicle fitting operations – brake systems ■■ Vehicle fitting operations –exhaust systems ■■ Vehicle wheels, tyres, steering & suspension. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course Opportunities This qualification helps you to progress on to higher level qualifications such as a IMI Level 2 Award in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair or BTEC Diploma in Engineering or A Levels. Alternatively, it can lead to a range of Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Engineering.

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You will take three core subjects: ■■ Contribute to work place good housekeeping ■■ Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health & safety ■■ Maintain positive working relationships. You will also take five specialist units: ■■ Diagnose and rectify engine and component faults ■■ Diagnose and rectify chassis system faults ■■ Diagnose and rectify auxiliary equipment electrical faults ■■ Inspect vehicles ■■ Identify and agree customer vehicle needs. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course Opportunities This qualification helps you to progress on to higher level qualifications or an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship.


IMI Level 1 Award in Automotive Body Repair

IMI Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Paint Operations

IMI Level 1 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance

Course Code: FGS80311 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above including maths or Science) or the Introductory Diploma Method of Assessment: Coursework and tests

Course Code: FGS80301 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above including maths or Science) or the Introductory Diploma Method of Assessment: Coursework and tests

Course Code: FGS80401 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above including maths or Science) or the Introductory Diploma Method of Assessment: Coursework and tests

Course Content This practical, work-related course aims to give you a good basic grounding in Motor Vehicle studies. You learn by completing projects, practical tasks and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Course Content This practical, work-related course aims to give you a good basic grounding in Motor Vehicle studies. You learn by completing projects, practical tasks and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Course Content This practical, work-related course aims to give you a good basic grounding in Motor Vehicle studies. You learn by completing projects, practical tasks and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

You will take 2 core subjects: ■■ Vehicle technical information ■■ Working safely and effectively during vehicle body repair operations.

You will take 2 core subjects:

You will take 3 core subjects:

■■ Vehicle technical information ■■ Working safely and effectively during vehicle refinishing operations.

Optional subjects may include: ■■ Basic vehicle body repairs ■■ Forming, joining and measuring for vehicle body repair ■■ Moving loads and vehicle jacking ■■ Vehicle body repair materials.

Optional subjects may include:

■■ Foundation skills for motorcycle maintenance and repair ■■ Motorcycle construction and routine maintenance ■■ Working safely and effectively during motorcycle maintenance and repair.

You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course.

You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course.

Opportunities This qualification helps you to progress onto higher level qualifications such as IMI Level 2 Award in Vehicle Body Repair or BTEC Diploma in Engineering or A Levels. Alternatively, it can lead to a range of Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Engineering.

Opportunities This qualification helps you to progress onto higher level qualifications such as IMI Level 2 Award in Vehicle Paint Operations or BTEC Diploma in Engineering or A Levels. Alternatively, it can lead to a range of Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Engineering.

■■ Basic Vehicle preparation ■■ Vehicle paint application and minor defect rectification ■■ Vehicle refinishing materials ■■ Vehicle refinishing tools and equipment.

Optional subjects may include: ■■ New motorcycle assembly ■■ Operating principles and maintenance of motorcycle electrical and electronic systems ■■ Operating principles and maintenance of motorcycle transmission systems ■■ Operating principles of motorcycle engines ■■ Operating principles of motorcycle tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities This qualification helps you to progress onto higher level qualifications such as IMI Level 2 Award in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair or BTEC Diploma in Engineering or A Levels. Alternatively, it can lead to a range of Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Engineering.

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Equine Working in partnership with a local riding school our courses will give you the knowledge and practical experience required to work in this exciting and challenging industry. You will learn about the care of the horse and study horse behaviour and handling. You will also gain hands-on experience to underpin the theoretical

knowledge gained in order to give you a real understanding of the day to day running of a stable yard. You will benefit from expert tuition throughout your course. The Paddocks Riding Centre at Hough on the Hill have excellent facilities including several outdoor arenas catering for both full and part time liveries.

Additional Information for all courses: The course is run in conjunction with The Paddocks Riding Centre at Hough on the Hill and classes will be held at the centre on one day a week, with a further two days at College. Transportation will be provided from College. Students will be expected to have riding hat, riding boots, jodhpurs and body protector.

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Horse Management

Course Code: FGB55141 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above) Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate some prior knowledge and experience of working with, handling and riding horses Method of Assessment: Assignments include written work, practical experience, presentations and observations

Course Code: FGB55171 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above including English), or a Merit in a Horse related Level 2 Diploma. Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate some prior knowledge and experience of working with, handling and riding horses Method of Assessment: Projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Assignments include written work, practical experience, presentations and observations

Course Content This course is for those who wish to seek entry into employment in a variety of types of work, such as riding stables, stud farms, livery stables and ancillary industries. The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care has been developed to focus upon developing the knowledge, understanding and skills required at this level in the equine industry, the role of the horseperson in the industry and the position of the equine industry locally and nationally. Subjects covered include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Horse behaviour & welfare Horse handling & exercise Horse industry & organisations Introduction to animal & plant biology Introduction to horse care Riding horses.

Opportunities Successful completion of the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care permits learners to progress to the NVQ Level 2 or 3 in a related sector, the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management or a suitable role under supervision in the workplace.

Course Content This course is for those who are or seek to be employed in a variety of technical and practical roles such as riding establishments, studs, livery yards, stables, research and education. The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Horse Management is a practical work-related course that has been developed to focus upon developing the knowledge, understanding and skills required at this level in the equine industry, the role of the horse person in the industry and the position of the equine industry locally and nationally. Subjects covered include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Animal biology Horse fitness and training Horse husbandry Riding and training horses Stable skills The horse industry Work related experience in the horse sector.

As well as these subjects you will be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities Students can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and upon successful completion of this will progress to the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Horse Management. The course is also ideal preparation for employment in the countryside sector.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Horse Management Course Code: FGB55181/ FGB55201 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above including English), or a Merit in a Horse related Level 2 Diploma. Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate some prior knowledge and experience of working with, handling and riding horses Method of Assessment: Projects and assignments. Written work, practical experience, presentations and observations Course Content This course is for those who are or seek to be employed in a variety of technical and practical roles such as riding establishments, studs, livery yards, stables, research and education. The BTEC Level 3 courses in Horse Management focus upon developing the knowledge, understanding and skills required at this level in the equine industry, the role of the horse person in the industry and the position of the equine industry locally and nationally. You will study the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in year one and upon successful completion progress to the Diploma/ Extended Diploma (equivalent to 2 and 3 A Levels respectively) Subjects covered include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Animal biology Horse fitness and training Horse husbandry Riding and training horses Stable skills The horse industry Work related experience in the horse sector.

You will be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities On completion of this course you can go on to enter employment in the countryside sector to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the BTEC Higher National in Equine Management at University.

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First Level Learning & Future Routes If you have few or no previous qualifications, our First Level Learning and Future Routes courses are for you! You will be able to take part in a wide range of topics which will help you to develop your personal, independent and work related skills.

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First Level Learning and Future Routes have access to a wide range of facilities: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Multi-sensory room Specially adapted kitchen Facilities to provide assistance with personal care HQ – This provides a calming environment for learners with Autism and Asperger’s A specially adapted minibus to facilitate wheelchairs Enterprise initiatives for work based learning and practical work experience.

In First Level Learning and Future Routes we take pride in being able to offer learners a caring and safe environment in which to work, to encourage learners to gain selfesteem and confidence and to develop their full potential whilst learning and having fun.


Transitions Xtra Course Code: FGA25091 Level: Entry Level 1-3 Duration: 1 year You need: No formal qualifications Method of Assessment: Continual assessment by evidence folders Transitions Xtra is designed to meet the needs of those who require additional support to make a successful transition from school to further education courses, and between further education and employment. There is, where necessary, close collaboration between your previous school and/or College to ensure a successful transition. Course Content You will follow individual programmes of work as part of the City & Guilds NPTC Diploma Skills for Working Life (Entry Level 1-3) and Basic Skills certificates in both Literacy and Numeracy (these will be at different levels according to your ability, ranging from Entry Level 1 to Key Skills Level 2). Opportunities The course offers progression on to Life Skills or Skills for Work programmes. Additional Information Please contact Advice & Guidance 0800 0521 577 if you want to visit, plan transition or experience a taster session. Julie Doughty, the course leader, is very experienced in supporting transition into and through College and has specialist qualifications in supporting learners with ASD.

City & Guilds Promoting Independence (Complex Needs) Course Code: FGA25131 Level: Entry Level 1 Duration: 1 year You need: No formal qualifications Method of Assessment: Continual assessment Course Content The aim of this course is to enable young people and adults with learning difficulties to develop essential personal, social and practical skills and to increase self-esteem and confidence. The course provides a flexible framework for the development of essential skills that you need to function effectively and independently in the community. We offer the opportunity to work in a specially designed/adapted teaching kitchen and a new multi-sensory room. Units are undertaken to achieve the City & Guilds Personal Progress qualification. The course units undertaken are based on individual requirements. Opportunities: There are a number of opportunities to progress to other college courses for which we will provide help and advice. Additional Information Please contact Caroline Moore on 01476 400266 if you want to visit, plan transition or experience a taster session.

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Progression in Life Skills Course Code: FGA25041 Level: Entry Level 1-3 Duration: 1 year You Need: No formal qualifications Method of Assessment: Continual assessment Course Content This course offers you the opportunity to develop your personal, social, health, independent living and work skills for everyday life. It will help to develop your self-esteem and confidence through an Award in Personal Progress and a Certificate in Independent Living Skills. You will also work towards nationally recognised qualifications in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. Units include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Developing skills for the workplace Eating a balanced diet Exploring art Health & fitness Hobbies Looking after yourself and your home Personal care and hygiene Personal safety Understanding relationships.

The work based units will be carried out as part of the area’s Enterprise initiatives, CaFE.com and Little Gems shop. Opportunities The course can provide progression on to Skills for Work or Transitions Xtra.

NOCN Diploma in Skills for Work Course Code: FGA25031 Level: Entry Level 3 Duration: 1 year You Need: A basic level of numeracy and communication skills Method of Assessment: Continual assessment Course Content You will develop the necessary skills to actively participate in the workplace. You will also continue to improve and develop your basic skills in addition to undertaking a work placement in a vocational area of your choice. If appropriate, individual support will be available. The course offers a Certificate in Skills for Work, also the opportunity to develop and work towards nationally recognised qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy. The course consists of a number of work-related units: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Certificate in food hygiene Health & safety Information communications & technology Introduction to work Personalised action planning.

Opportunities Work experience will be facilitated in various employment venues, for example: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Garden centres Hairdressers Local supermarkets Retail shops.

The course can provide progression to Level 1 Future Routes courses or employment.

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Progression to Vocational Experience Course Code: FGA25141 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: No formal qualifications Method of Assessment: Coursework, portfolio and assessments.

These Future Routes courses are designed to give learners who have specialised learning needs and who have previously found education a challenge, a stepping stone into employment or an opportunity to progress on to further education in a vocational area of their choice. The courses are also recognised as being suitable for learners where English is their second language, however some preparation classes prior to the start of these courses may be implemented to assist with the learning.

Course Content This course offers the opportunity to study and explore a variety of different vocational areas whilst working on research hand study skills. Learners will also develop Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills as part of functional skills. The core areas look into personal skills for progression including personal skills to help the learner develop confidence and self-esteem. They also develop skills and learn how to work with others in a variety of situations. A work placement is included within the programme which incorporates the enterprise activities within the area. The vocational elements included within the course are: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Hospitality Performing Arts Science and Sport Travel & Tourism.

Opportunities The programme is personalised to each individual learner and can provide progression on to employment or a Level 2 course.

Routes to Employability Course Code: FGA25151 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: No formal qualifications Method of Assessment: You will assessed by continuous coursework Course Content This is a very flexible programme designed to allow you to take a vocational specific qualification within the College. This is combined with a general Level 1 qualification (Certificate in Progression) which is designed to improve employability and life skills. This course offers the opportunity to study and explore a vocational area from the following: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Art, Design & Media Business Construction Engineering Health & Social Care Hospitality ICT Sport and leisure Travel & Tourism.

Learners will also complete functional skills qualifications in English, maths and ICT. Opportunities This course can offer progression on to Level 2 vocational qualifications offered by the College.

CaFE.com Our hugely successful Internet cafe, CaFE.com, located on Hornsby Road, is operated by First Level Learning and will provide work experience for Hospitality & Catering students. CaFE.com provides a unique opportunity for students to develop employability skills and to enhance their practical skills in a real-life setting. It is also a valuable resource for local people: open during term-time CaFE.com offers the community a place to meet, refreshments and Internet access as well as being a base for community learning workshops. For more information email Tracy Parkes at: tparkes@grantham.ac.uk

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Hair & Beauty The opportunities offered by a career in Hair & Beauty are endless – and there is always something new to learn with changing techniques and trends. Our courses will give you a great grounding whether you choose to study Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy and our staff have plenty of industry experience and knowledge to share so you can learn new tricks of the trade.

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You can choose to study at Sleaford College (where a range of Hair & Beauty courses are offered) or Grantham College – whichever you choose, you can be assured of top quality facilities and teaching in our Eve Taylor appointed salons. Grantham College is a Wella GB Centre of Excellence, which recognises the high standards and quality of our training.


Hairdressing & Barbering Apprenticeship Everybody knows that constant updating of skills is vital to succeed in any industry. This is especially true in industries like hairdressing where new techniques, products and equipment mean constant training is essential to continuing and improving standards. Apprenticeships are aimed at stylists and cover the basic skills and knowledge required to become a competent hairdresser. Skills developed include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Advising & consulting with clients Basic cutting Colouring techniques Developing & maintaining effective team work & relationships Fulfilling salon reception duties Perming techniques Shampooing & conditioning Supporting the health & safety and security of the salon environment.

The apprentice will undertake the following qualifications and training over a two-year programme (year one requires day release study): ■■ Functional Skills (English & maths) ■■ Hairdressing NVQ2.

Grantham College in Sleaford Located in the centre of Sleaford, opposite the Hub National Centre for Craft & Design on the Quayside, Sleaford College offers a range of Hair & Beauty courses as well as a selection of higher education programmes. If you choose to study at Sleaford you will have the same benefits you would receive at Grantham College – but closer to home!

An Eve Taylor appointed salon, the public are welcome to make appointments throughout the week for a variety of treatments. Qualified practitioners can hire the specialist facilities on Saturdays between 9.00am – 4.00pm, please telephone 01529 300197 for more details.

VTCT Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy Course Code: FGB40101 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade F or above) and a sound knowledge of written and spoken English Method of Assessment: Continual practical/ oral/written assessment Course Content This course prepares you for employment within the industry in an assisting role. You will cover both the practice and theory of beauty therapy. Basic skill areas covered include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Facial treatments Health & Safety Make-up Nail treatments Teamwork.

Progression to Level 2 provides further creative and employment opportunities. You will be required to work towards a Level 1 Certificate in Customer Service to support employment opportunities. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities On completion of this programme you may be able to progress to Level 2 and/or work within the industry. Additional Information This course is offered to those who apply for Level 2 Beauty Therapy but do not meet the entry requirements or need support throughout the course. Progression to Level 2 is not guaranteed.

The facilities at Sleaford include two fully equipped salons, one for hairdressing, the other for beauty therapy and a massage suite. There is also a dedicated IT suite, lecture and meeting room, benefiting from disabled access.

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VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing Course Code: FGB40061 / FSB40021 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade F or above), it is essential that you have a sound knowledge of written and spoken English Method of Assessment: Continual practical/ oral/written assessment Course Content This course prepares you for employment within the industry in an assisting role. You cover both the practice and theory of hairdressing. Basic skill areas covered include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Health & Safety Prepare salon treatment work areas Preparing for hairdressing services Shampoo & conditioning Styling hair Teamwork.

Progression to Level 2 provides further creative and employment opportunities. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities On completion of this programme you may be able to progress to Level 2 and/or work within the industry. Additional Information Approximate costs for kit and uniform are £100. Additional educational visit/enrichment fees may apply.

VTCT Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Woman’s Hairdressing (L1/2) Course Code: FGB40011 / FSB40011 Level: 1 and 2 combined Duration: 2 years You Need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English or equivalent, it is essential that you have a sound knowledge of written and spoken English. Prior to undertaking this Level 2 qualification all learners will successfully have completed Level 1 in hairdressing and have appropriate entry qualifications. Method of Assessment: Continual practical/ oral/written assessment and assignments Course Content This course prepares you for employment within the hairdressing industry. You cover both the practice and theory of hairdressing, undertaking all the basic skill areas including: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Colouring Cutting Health & Safety Prepare salon treatment work areas Preparing for Hairdressing Services Shampoo & Conditioning Styling hair Teamwork.

A period of work experience is offered. Progression to Level 3 can be studied on a part time basis and provides the opportunity for further creativity and employment opportunities. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities On completion of this programme you will be well prepared for work in small private businesses, large city centre salons and aboard luxury liners. Self employment through salon ownership or franchising is also a possible option. Additional Information Approximate costs for kit and uniform are £260. Additional educational visit/enrichment fees may apply.

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VTCT NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy - General Course Code: FGB40071 / FSB40051 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English, essential must have a sound knowledge of written and spoken English Method of Assessment: Continual practical/ oral/theoretical assessments Course Content The NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy prepares you for employment within the beauty therapy industry. You cover both the practice and theory of beauty therapy, undertaking all the basic skill areas including: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Camouflage Eyelash and brow treatments Facial skin care treatments Health & Safety Make-up techniques Manicure/Pedicure Promote products and services Waxing.

You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities Employment opportunities include working within beauty therapy salons, whether they are small private businesses or large city centre salons. Additionally, opportunities exist in retailing and within large cosmetic companies. Additional Information Approximate costs for kit and uniform are £350. Additional educational visit/enrichment fees may apply.

VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy - General or Massage Route Option Course Code: FGB40091 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: NVQ 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent, relevant industrial experience, for career development or 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English. Must have a sound knowledge of written and spoken English Method of Assessment: Continual practical/ oral/written assessment Course Content This programme prepares you for employment within the beauty therapy industry. The course combines a number of specialist beauty therapy practices in one single programme and can lead to a wide range of career opportunities. You cover a variety of specialist areas including: General Route: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Epilation Electrical face & body treatments Health & Safety Massage with pre-blended/aromatherapy oils Planning promotional activities Swedish body massage treatments.

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Application of artificial tan Health & Safety Indian head massage Massage with pre-blended/aromatherapy oils Planning promotional activities Promote additional products & services Provide stone therapy treatments Swedish body massage treatments.

You will undertake a work placement as part of your studies. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course.

VTCT Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Woman’s Hairdressing Course Code: FGB / FSB40031 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: NVQ/VRQ Level 2 hairdressing or equivalent, relevant industrial experience, for career development. Must have a sound knowledge of written and spoken English Method of Assessment: Continual practical/ oral/written assessment Course Content This course is an advanced qualification which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills in the hairdressing industry. It is designed to deliver occupational capability and provide a sound platform from which to prepare for employment in a specific area. You cover a variety of specialist areas including: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Bridal hairstyling Colouring Consultation support for colleagues Cutting Design skills Health & Safety Human resource management Perming Styling and dressing hair colouring.

Opportunities Employment opportunities can include progression to managerial positions within the industry in the UK and overseas and teaching. Additional Information Approximate costs for kit and uniform are £260 (may be able to use existing kit and uniform). Additional educational visit/enrichment fees may apply.

Opportunities Employment opportunities can include progression to managerial positions within the beauty therapy industry in the UK and overseas. Opportunities exist on cruise liners, in health spas and large fitness centres. Additional Information Approximate costs for kit and uniform are £200. Additional educational visit/enrichment fees may apply.

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Hospitality & Catering If a career in the Hospitality industry is your ambition, our courses are an ideal start. The combination of highly trained, motivated teaching staff, excellent specialist facilities and an ultra modern training kitchen ensures you will be well equipped with the skills required to work in this demanding industry. The department emphasises

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the need for practical experience, which you will gain in the busy restaurant and at a variety of high profile events. The College’s Witham Room Restaurant provides the backdrop for your training – this is open to the public, so you will have a realistic experience of the environment in which you want to work.


Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Course Code: FGB45081 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade F or above) or relevant experience Method of Assessment: Externally set assignments, practical tasks and synoptic assessments Course Content This qualification is designed to meet the needs of candidates who work or want to work as professional cooks in the catering and hospitality sector and allows them to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment or career progression. Mandatory units for the qualification are: ■■ Cold food preparation ■■ Food safety in catering ■■ Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality ■■ Introduction to healthier foods and special diets ■■ Introduction to kitchen equipment ■■ Introduction to the catering and hospitality industry ■■ Introduction to personal workplace skills ■■ Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling ■■ Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and steaming ■■ Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying ■■ Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising ■■ Regeneration of pre-prepared food. Opportunities This course is suitable for you if you are considering embarking on a career within the industry, and will also help you to find well paid part-time work during the College year.

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Course Code: Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (or equivalent) Method of assessment: Each unit is assessed by a combination of externally set assignments and online multiple choice tests. Craft units are assessed by a series of practical assessments covering the range of different commodities Course Content This qualification builds on the skill and knowledge acquired at Level 1 and prepares candidates for employment or further study. Mandatory units for the qualification are: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Applying workplace skills Food safety in catering Health & Safety in catering Investigate the hospitality and catering industry Kitchen operations, costs and menu planning Nutritional and special diets in catering Prepare and cook and puddings Prepare and cook bakery products Prepare and cook desserts and puddings Prepare and cook fish and shellfish Prepare and cook meat and offal Prepare and cook poultry Prepare and cook rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes Prepare and cook sauces, soups and stocks Prepare and cook vegetables and pulses.

Opportunities This course is suitable for you if you have a Level 1 food preparation qualification or equivalent and are wishing to find or progress in employment within the hospitality sector.

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STUDENT VISITS This year brings the introduction of a new trips calendar. As well as visits to local hotels, restaurants and food providers and producers there will be a series of trips dedicated to each year group. First year students can look forward to a range of trips, which could include a visit to Ascot Racecourse’s stunning new grandstand with their impressive restaurants, an overnight stay in London to experience the lively markets of Billingsgate and Borough or a chance to delve behind the doors of one of the capitals most prestigious hotels.

The second year group will be visiting Brussels at the invitation of a regional MEP. They will visit the European Parliament building, the Christmas market, the Chocolate Museum, an internationally recognised microbrewery, specialist pastry shops as well as a tour of the city. As part of the Leonardo programme, Level 3 students will spend two weeks work experience in the magnificently diverse city of Valencia. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain experience of catering in a bustling and vibrant city.

Our Restaurant Our in-house restaurant is run by the Hospitality and Catering Department. It gives students the experience of a working restaurant with real customers and an opportunity to create innovative and exciting dishes. This sample menu shows some of the fantastic food you could be creating:

Starters Chicken Liver Parfait with Toasted Brioche and Cumberland Sauce Spinach and Poached Egg Ravioli served with a Smoked Pepper Sauce and Seasonal Salad

Mains Crab Tart with Wasabi Custard, Seared Scallops and Pickled Cucumber Slow Braised Pork Belly with Sweet and Sour Trotters accompanied by a Cauliflower and Apple Puree

Desserts Hot white Chocolate SoufflĂŠ with Ginger Shortbread and Cocoa Sand Pear Tartin served with Clotted Cream and Almond Praline

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City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ in Professional Cookery Course Code: FGB45061 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 2 qualification or relevant experience Method of Assessment: Continual assessment and exam Course Content If you were successful at Level 2, this course will allow you to further develop your skills in food preparation. You will study the skills necessary to operate successfully at supervisory level and you will be assessed in the realistic working environment of the College’s newly refurbished Witham Room Restaurant. In addition to the mandatory units you may choose from a range of units to reflect individual needs and area of interest. Opportunities This course is suitable for you if you wish to progress on to a supervisory role within the industry or further study.

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision & Leadership Course Code: FGB45061 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 2 qualification or relevant experience Method of Assessment: Continual assessment and exam Course Content If you were successful at Level 2, this course will allow you to further develop your skills working with and supervising staff in the hospitality industry. You will study the skills necessary to operate successfully at supervisory level and you will be assessed in the realistic working environment of the College’s newly refurbished Witham Room Restaurant. In addition to the mandatory units you may choose from a range of units to reflect individual needs and area of interest. Opportunities This course is suitable for you if you wish to progress on to a supervisory role within the industry or further study.

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Public Services Whether your ambition is to join the Police, Army, Navy, Air Force or any other public service, our courses will prepare you for your chosen career, whilst building your confidence and physical fitness. Our links with the military and civilian uniformed services mean that you will gain

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essential practical work experience, including training with the Army, mock interviews with the RAF, experience life as a fire-fighter, and attend team building excursions. On joining the course you will be expected to have a disciplined and motivated approach to all lessons and activities.


BTEC Level 2 Diploma and Extended Certificate Public Services Course Code: FGS80131 / FGS80151 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You Need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above, ideally English & maths), or equivalent Method of Assessment: Assignments/Practical observations Course Content The BTEC Level 2 Diploma and Extended Certificate in Public Services is academically and practically based and designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment. Physical fitness is an important aspect of the course, although not a prerequisite for entry. The Extended Certificate course studies 3 units and the Diploma course studies 6 units. Subjects studied include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Attending emergency incidents Crime and it’s effect Expedition skills Public Service skills Uniformed Public Services employment Uniformed Public Service fitness.

Additional subjects include: ■■ Orienteering ■■ Team sports ■■ Teamwork and leadership skills. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities On successful completion of this course you will have developed new skills, personal attitudes and physical fitness levels that will enhance your chances of employment with the uniformed service of your choice. Alternatively students who achieved and overall merit can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma or the BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Public Services.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Public Services Course Code: FGS80191 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You will need: BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Merit or 5 GCSEs at grade C or above. Method of Assessment: Assignments. observations, practical tests Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is a one year academically-based course that is designed to introduce students to the Public Services. A mixture of theory and realistic work based situations allow the individual to develop a sound knowledge of all the uniformed services. Physical fitness is an important aspect of the course, although not a prerequisite for entry. Units of study include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Communication systems Expedition skills Land based adventurous activities Major incidents Team leadership.

Additional Studies include: ■■ First Aid ■■ Leadership development ■■ Teamwork and personal skills. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities The Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1 vocational A Level. After successfully completing this qualification many students progress onto the second year of the Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma. Others have taken up roles in the Armed or Uniformed Public Services.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma Public Services Course Code: FGS80071 / FGS80072 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above including English), or equivalent qualifications e.g. First Diploma in Public Services at Merit/Distinction including English Grade C Method of Assessment: Assignments, observation, practical tests Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma is an academically based course designed to link theory to realistic work based situations. As well as learning about the special employment area students may choose, you develop the skills needed to start your career. Physical fitness is an important aspect of the course, although not a prerequisite for entry. Units of study include: ■■ Adventurous Activities ■■ Command & Control ■■ Communication systems ■■ Crime & its effects on society ■■ Major incident planning ■■ Outdoor & adventurous expeditions ■■ Team development ■■ Understanding discipline. Additional studies include: ■■ Leadership development ■■ Teamwork ■■ Teamwork and Leadership Skills. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities This Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 vocational A Levels (2 for Diploma). You can progress on to degree level study in relevant subjects. Students gaining a Merit/Distinction profile will be considered for direct entry into the commissioned ranks of the uniformed services. Most notably Sandhurst Military Academy has accepted students who have successfully completed this qualification.

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Teamwork and Leadership for Cadets All students will be expected to participate in additional subjects to further improve their skills of teamwork, communication and leadership. These subjects will be a mixture of topics from the various cadet force syllabus and is designed to further equip the students with practical skills to enter any one of the chosen services. Subjects covered include: ■■ Drill ■■ Fieldcraft ■■ Map and compass. Weekend training and adventurous training packages are also run throughout the year.


Adventurous Training - Snowdon 2011 As part of the public services course all students will investigate the benefits of fitness and adventurous activities for the services. Once they have gained the relevant experience and knowledge, each group conducts a minimum of a week’s adventurous training package. Those students on the Extended Diploma will also be expected to take part in a variety of expedition packages. These adventurous training packages consist of hill walking, kayaking and mountain biking to name a few. In 2011 the level 3 course went to Snowdonia and completed activities that challenged everyone, regardless of their ability from cycling the Marin Trail to coasteering in the rough and cold seas around the Welsh Coast. All students had an “Amazing Time” learning new skills along the way. One student said, “Whilst in Snowdonia we took part in a range of activities in a mixture of weather conditions, we were soaked whilst on our day expedition! I felt tested and stretched throughout all I did and I enjoyed spending time away with my friends. I can’t wait to go again next year!”

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Science Are you fascinated by forensics or a fan of CSI? Then you can discover more about the world of Science, by studying on our Applied Science courses, which will be taught in our newly equipped laboratories. Our tutors have relevant experience in the field and during classes you will have the chance to get handson, as well as learning the theory that you will need for higher education. Successful

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course completion could also lead directly into employment offering you the best of both worlds. We have excellent links with the University of Lincoln and this partnership allows us to use their state-of-the-art laboratories which are equipped with the latest analytical and specialist forensic equipment. With hard work and determination, you can embark on a career in this fascinating subject.


BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science Course Code: FGS85151 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above) preferably including maths Method of Assessment: Coursework Course Content This course aims to prepare you for a career in science, and will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress onto further studies, if desired. Subjects studied cover a variety of scientific topics, such as: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Anatomy & physiology Forensic science application Science & the world of work Scientific Project.

Opportunities On successful completion this qualification can be used as a route towards entering initial employment as a science technician or assistant practitioner in a wide variety of roles in the science industry. Alternatively, you can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science) to further your career in science.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science) Course Code: FGA25100 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English, maths and double science, or equivalent Method of Assessment: Coursework Course Content This is an exciting new course and on completion it will provide you with the opportunity to progress your interest in science further - either by entering higher education or taking up employment in the scientific sector This course aims to provide a practical base for anyone wishing to work within the science industry, with an emphasis on Forensic Science. Subjects studied cover a variety of scientific topics, such as: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Anatomy & physiology Forensic evidence collection & analysis Fundamentals of science Genetics & genetic engineering Practical chemical analysis Scientific investigation Scientific practical techniques Working in the science industry.

Opportunities This course can lead directly on to a higher education course (degree/HND) in applied sciences, forensic science, or other science related courses such as genetics. Alternatively, employment opportunities include various science technician roles across education and industry, including schools and hospitals and research laboratory work.

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In September 2011 we started offering courses linked to careers with animals. This can be a very rewarding career leading to many kinds of employment opportunities including animal charities, zoos, veterinary, agriculture, pet shops and animal welfare. These courses are designed to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of working with animals at operator level.  You will gain nationally recognised qualifications allowing for progression to higher levels and the opportunity to bolt on specialist units. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of small animals on and off the College site, supported by tutors, industry professionals and guest presenters. 


Animal Care Apprenticeship This apprenticeship is perfect for anyone wishing to work with animals and is one of the most fulfilling roles within the land based sector. The qualification will form part of the Apprenticeship framework for animal care. It is a work related, competence- based qualification. It reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do the job effectively and shows that the learner is competent in the area of work. The qualification offered lies within the animal care and welfare route. Skills developed will include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Control and restrain animals Maintain and develop performance Prepare and groom animals Prepare and provide feed for animals Promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of animals ■■ Provide controlled exercise opportunities for animals ■■ Select and prepare accommodation for animals. As an apprentice you will undertake the following qualifications and training over 2 years with one days attendance at college: ■■ City and Guilds L2 Diploma in work-based animal care ■■ Employer Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) ■■ Functional skills (English and maths). Assessment will be continuous practical, portfolio and multiple test paper (on-line)

NPTC City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma In Land Based Studies (Animal Care) Course Code: FGB46001 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You will need: There are no formal qualifications required for entry onto this programme although a sound knowledge of written and spoken English is required and an interest or previous experience with animals is desirable Methods of assessment: Continual assessment and portfolio/online test Course Content Level 1 in Work-based Animal Care is a one year programme reflecting the skills and knowledge needed to carry out a job effectively under supervision. The qualification is made up of both core and optional units covering a wide range of knowledge areas: ■■ Assist with feeding and watering animals ■■ Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals ■■ Assist with the exercise of animals ■■ Assist with the handling and restraint of animals ■■ Assist with the preparation and maintenance of animal accommodation ■■ Develop performance in land based industries ■■ Safe and effective working practices in land based industries. Opportunities Successful completion of this course will enable progression on to a Level 2 qualification, employment or apprenticeships into animal care.

NPTC City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma In Animal Care Course Code: FGB46011 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You will need: 3 GCSEs D or above one preferably in a science, previous experience with animals is desirable Methods of assessment: Practical demonstration, portfolio of evidence and assignment Course Content A one year programme providing knowledge and understanding to support effective and efficient working practices. It will promote and encourage good working practices in relation to a range of animal care skills and develop competent practical skills that will support those seeking a career in the animal care industry. This qualification covers a range of mandatory and optional units: ■■ Introduction to animal breeds and grooming ■■ Introduction to the principles of animal behaviour and handling ■■ Maintain animal accommodation ■■ Maintain animal health and welfare ■■ Undertake practical animal feeding ■■ Understand the principles and practice of animal establishments ■■ Undertake work related experience in land based industries. Opportunities Successful completion of this course will enable progression to a Level 3 qualification, potential employment into animal care areas such as dog grooming, pet shop assistant, RSPCA and zoo keeping.

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NPTC/C&G Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management Course Code: Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 4 GCSE’s (Grade A-C to include Science and English or a merit in an animal related Level 2 Diploma) Methods of assessment: Practical, written assignments for all units Course Content This course aims to provide a general understanding of the practical and theoretical components of animal management. The course is suited to students who wish to pursue a career in the animal care industry and offers the opportunity to develop skills whilst working with a wide range of animals. There will be the opportunity to progress into a second year to achieve a L3 diploma/Extended Diploma in Animal Management. These courses will give you a broad base of experience to prepare you for work in the industry or for progression to Higher Education if you achieve the required point profile. The course covers a variety of related module and may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Animal accommodation Animal anatomy and physiology Animal Feeding Animal handling safe working Animal health Exotic animal management Work related experience.

Functional skills in one of the following will be completed during the year; English, maths or IT at Level 2 or 3 depending on ability and suitability of the subject for the planned career path. Opportunities Students generally progress onto the Extended Diploma in Animal Management with the potential to progress to a Higher Education course, however direct entry to full time employment or an animal based apprenticeship are also possible career paths. Career opportunities within the animal industry on successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma may include: Kennel/cattery supervisor, Assistant dog groomer, rescue centre supervisor, wildlife rehabilitation officer. In order to be able to study on this course you will need to purchase a uniform supplied by the college. Module options are subject to change.

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NPTC/C&G Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Animal Management Course Code: Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You will need: 4 GCSE’s (Grade A-C to include Science and English or a merit in an animal related Level 2 Diploma or equivalent) Methods of assessment: Practical, written assignments for all units Course Content The NPTC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Animal Management are practical work related courses. You will progress through the qualification by working in a realistic workplace environment supported by work experience placements and by the completion of assignments. The level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Animal Management is equivalent to 2 and 3 A levels respectively. These courses will give you a broad base of experience to prepare you for work in the industry or for progression to Higher Education if you achieve the required point profile.

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Animal anatomy and physiology Animal behaviour health and nursing Animal biology Animal nutrition Breed development and welfare Exotic animal health and husbandry Investigating project in the animal management sector Managing animal accommodation Planning and monitoring animal feeding Work related experience in the animal management sector.

Functional skills in one of the following will be completed during the year; English, maths or IT at Level 2 or 3 depending on ability and suitability of the subject for the planned career path. Opportunities Students generally progress onto the Extended Diploma in Animal Management with the potential to progress to a Higher Education course, however direct entry to full time employment or an animal based apprenticeship are also possible career paths. Career opportunities within the animal industry on successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma may include: Kennel/cattery supervisor, Assistant dog groomer, rescue centre supervisor, wildlife rehabilitation officer.

The Small Animal Care Centre is a new, purpose built and first-class facility comprising of individual species specific habitats. The habitats provide a realistic environment allowing for animals to live and flourish supported by learners who actively promote the welfare needs of the animals. Housed within the centre is a wide range of rabbits, rodents, reptiles including boa and milk snakes, lizards and tortoises, amphibians, tropical and cold water fish, an aviary with colour fed canaries, finch and quail.

In order to be able to study on this course you will need to purchase a uniform supplied by the college. Module options are subject to change.

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Sport The Sport & Leisure industry has expanded rapidly in response to the focus on healthy lifestyles and fitness in society - the courses on offer will give you the chance to learn more about this fastgrowing area. On successful completion of your course there will be plenty of opportunities for work in areas such as coaching, fitness or facility management.

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We have an impressive range of sports facilities including a gym, sports hall and all weather pitch, and there are many opportunities to represent the College in a variety of sports teams during your studies. Sports students are also involved in the annual ‘Fit for Life Week’, which encourages fellow students and staff from across the College to take part in healthy activities.


BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport Course Code: FGS85041 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above), or equivalent Method of Assessment: Written and practical assessments Course Content The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport has been designed to introduce students to the wider study of sport. The course examines areas such as: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Fitness for sports performance Health, safety & injury Planning & leading Practical sport The body in sport.

As well as these subjects you will be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities Successful completion of this course by gaining a Merit profile gives you the opportunity to progress on to either the BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma or Extended Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness. The course also provides you with the basic knowledge and skills required to start a career in the sport and leisure industry. You will have the necessary experience to make an informed choice about your future pathway in this exciting industry.

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness Course Code: Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above including English), or a Merit in a sports related Level 2 Diploma Method of Assessment: Practical and written assignments Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness course is a practical, work-related courses. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Subjects covered include: ■■ Anatomy & Physics ■■ Assessing risk ■■ Health & fitness. As well as these subjects you will be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities Students can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness and upon successful completion of this will progress to the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma. This course is ideal preparation for work in the sport and leisure industry.

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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness

Course Code: FGS85161 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above including English), or a Merit in a sports related Level 2 Diploma Method of Assessment: Practical and written assignments

Course Code: FGS85121 / FGS85081 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above including English), or a Merit in a sports related Level 2 Diploma Method of Assessment: Practical and written assignments

Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness courses are practical, work-related courses. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

You will study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Year 1 (1 A level) and upon successful completion of this will progress to either the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma. These are equivalent to 2 and 3 A Levels respectively.

Students will study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Year 1 (1 A level) and upon successful completion of this will progress to either the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma. These are equivalent to 2 and 3 A Levels respectively.

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Fitness training & programming Instructing physical activity & exercise Leadership in sport Practical sport Principles of anatomy & physiology Sports coaching Sports development.

Exercise, health & lifestyles Exercise for specific groups Fitness testing Organising events Outdoor adventurous activities Practical Sport Sport & exercise massage.

As well as these subjects you will be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course.

As well as these subjects you will be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course.

Opportunities On completion of this course you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma or go on to work in the sport and leisure industry.

Opportunities On completion of this course you can go on to work in the sport and leisure industry. There is also an opportunity for progression on to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Grantham College or a degree in a related subject.

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Table Tennis Grantham College launched the Table Tennis Academy in September 2002. This initiative, the first in the UK, allows both local and national players to take advantage of a variety of specialist training facilities at the College to improve their national ranking.

Grantham College is ideally equipped to provide the very best in table tennis coaching. The College benefits from a large sports hall in which the table tennis coaching takes place. In addition, there is also a competition standard Table Tennis Centre in Grantham.

Entry Requirements If you apply to the Table Tennis Academy you must be at least 16 years of age at the start of your programme and normally be already playing at junior county standard. Selection will, however, be based on individual assessment and academic ability.

The Academy offers the following key benefits: ■■ A wide choice of full-time courses, all leading to nationally recognised qualifications ■■ Access to the outstanding training facilities at the College ■■ Access to top level table tennis training ■■ International standard coaching ■■ Opportunity to gain an ETTA Coaching qualification ■■ On-site residential accommodation.

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Travel & Tourism If a career in Travel & Tourism is your ambition you will benefit from realistic and exciting facilities here at the College. You will train in a £40,000 full scale replica air cabin with airport facilities including baggage handling, check-in and security area, so you can get real hands-on experience of what it is like to work in the airline industry.

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We also have an excellent network of industry contacts, including travel agents, holiday camps and airline training companies, who work closely with us to make sure you have a real understanding and experience of various aspects of the Travel & Tourism industry.

To extend your knowledge further, visits make up a valuable part of the courses. Visits may include: ■■ Alton Towers ■■ Disneyland Paris ■■ Doncaster Dome ■■ London Eye ■■ Manchester Airport ■■ Manchester United Football Club ■■ Nottingham Galleries of Justice ■■ PGL Activity Holidays.


Certificate for Airline & Airport Operations

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel

Course Code: FGB55101 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above) Method of Assessment: Assignments

Course Code: FGB55131 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above) or equivalent Method of Assessment: Assignments

Course Content The Level 2 Certificate for Airline & Airport Operations is equivalent to GCSEs and is ideal for anyone who wants to find out about the Airline industry and working as Cabin Crew. The subjects covered focus on different aspects of Airline Cabin Crew work and health, safety and security issues in the industry. Subjects covered include: ■■ Contribute to aviation security ■■ Demonstrate an understanding of the airport arrival process ■■ Emergency procedures ■■ Maintain effective team working & communications in the airline industry ■■ Promote effective customer care in the airline industry ■■ Understand the airline industry and the role of cabin crew.

Course Content The subjects covered will focus on particular aspects of employment within the sector, providing you with a range of knowledge and skills. Subjects covered include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

European Holiday Destinations Exploring Airports and Airlines Holiday Planning Introduction to Cruise Operations Understanding Customer Service in Travel and Tourism.

There will also be the opportunity to study GCSE maths or English together with additional travel related qualifications. You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course.

BTEC Level 3 Certificate/ Subsidiary Diploma/ Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism Course Code: FGB55151 / FGB55121 / FGB55091 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above including maths or English) or equivalent. Method of Assessment: Assignments Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Travel & Tourism courses are ideal if you are interested in entering this rapidly growing industry. Students will study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Year 1 (1 A level) and upon successful completion of this will progress to either the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma. These are equivalent to 2 and 3 A Levels respectively. The subjects covered will focus on particular aspects of employment within the sector, providing you with the underpinning knowledge needed, as well as developing your practical skills. Subjects covered include:

You may be required to continue to study English, maths or IT as part of your course. Opportunities Successful completion can lead to employment at an Airport or for an Airline. Alternatively you can progress on to one of the BTEC Level 3 courses in Travel & Tourism.

Opportunities Successful completion can lead to employment in Travel & Tourism related jobs, such as tour operators, tourist information centres and hotels. Alternatively you can progress on to one of the Level 3 Travel and Tourism courses at Grantham College.

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Customer services in travel & tourism Holiday representatives Incoming & domestic tourism Residential study visit The cruise industry Tour operations Tourism development.

Opportunities This qualification helps you to progress on to higher-level qualifications such as a degree or professional qualification. It can also act as the ideal preparation for a range of jobs in the public or private sectors.

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Visual, Performing Arts & Media The Visual, Performing Arts & Media department at Grantham is a wonderful place where you can develop and extend your skills and abilities as a creative practitioner within these art forms. In our state-of-the-art three-storey Arts Centre we will support and guide you as you build the understanding, knowledge, skills and confidence to explore and realise your ideas. The facilities within the Art & Design section include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Apple Mac suite Ceramics room Glass & metalwork room Large workshop Plaster room Print room Spacious graphic design studio ■■ Wood room.

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There is a broad range of media which you could focus on including Television & Film, providing you with the skills to progress into film and television or related industries. The facilities within the Media section now include: ■■ Editing suite ■■ Fully equipped Media rooms for practical & theoretical work ■■ Production studio ■■ Quad-core & dual core computers.


BTEC Level 1 Certificate Art & Design & Media (Routes to Employability) Course Code: See page 43 Level: 1 Duration: You need: There are no formal entry requirements for this course but applicants must demonstrate a real interest in the subject and satisfactory references are required Method of Assessment: Assignments and portfolio of work Course Content This Level 1 Art & Design route offers a basic introduction to art and design. On this course you will begin to develop an understanding of the work of artists and crafts people. Through your own work you will also begin to explore line, colour and form during practical workshop sessions. You will be introduced to a variety of materials and methods and are encouraged to explore and experiment with visual ideas and techniques. The course introduces a variety of art and design skills including: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

2D Visual Language Collage Designing & Making 3D Objects Media Painting.

You will also develop presentational skills and be asked to give evaluations of your work and the work of others.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma Art & Design Course Code: FGA05151 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 3 GCSEs (Grade D or above), or a relevant and appropriate Level 1 course, or an appropriate equivalent, a real interest in the subject and satisfactory references are required Method of Assessment: Assignments and portfolio of work Course Content The BTEC Diploma in Art & Design Level 2 provides a more in-depth introduction to art and design than the Level 1 course. It is suitable for those who have a real talent and who are sure that they would like to progress their understanding and skills in art and design. On this course you will acquire an understanding of the work of artists and crafts people. Through your own work, you will also develop an understanding of line, colour and form during practical workshop sessions. You will be introduced to additional materials and methods not covered on the Level 1 course and encouraged to explore, experiment with and discuss visual language. Opportunities On completion of this course you will have a good grounding to progress to more advanced courses such as a specialist BTEC Level 3 programme in art and design subjects or as preparation for employment or further training.

Opportunities This course will enable you to prepare a portfolio of work for progression on to the Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design, Level 2 Diploma in Media or as preparation for employment or further training.

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design Course Code: FGA05181 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above), it is recommended that one is GCSE English, or a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least a Merit profile or an appropriate equivalent. A portfolio of Art & Design work and satisfactory references are also required Method of Assessment: Assignments and portfolio of work Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Art & Design is a nationally recognised qualification that is equivalent to three A Levels and therefore provides a natural stepping stone to courses in higher education. It is recommended for those who are not yet ready to specialise in one particular area of art and design and wish to experience a range of subject specialisms.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Digital Design & Graphics Course Code: FGA05041 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above), it is recommended that one is GCSE English, or a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least a Merit profile or an appropriate equivalent. A portfolio of Art & Design work and satisfactory references are also required Method of Assessment: Assignments and portfolio of work Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Digital Design & Graphics is a nationally recognised qualification that is equivalent to three A Levels and therefore provides a natural stepping stone to courses in higher education. The course offers a focused programme which develops creative graphic design, multimedia and interpersonal skills.

This course provides opportunities to explore and develop skills in a wide range of art and design processes and materials.

The course focuses on problem solving and the development of a personal visual language suitable for the design industry.

The course covers a variety of art and design subjects and may include:

You will prepare a portfolio of design work and on completion be equipped to evaluate and present your own work.

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Design principles Drawing development Ideas & concepts Materials, techniques & processes. Visual communication.

During the course you will have the opportunity to specialise in areas such as Photography, Fine Art, Ceramics, Jewellery, Furniture/Product Design, Print or Textiles. Opportunities This course will enable you to prepare a portfolio of Art & Design work and equip you with the necessary skills to seek employment, work within the fields of art and design or progress to further study, either on a Foundation degree or BA degree programme.

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The course covers a variety of design related subjects and may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Developing concepts for advertising Exploring graphic design areas Mixed media image making Professional practice & presentation skills Specialist computer applications Typography Website design.

Opportunities This course will enable you to prepare a portfolio of design work and equip you with the necessary skills to operate at junior designer level. It also represents an ideal route if you want to progress on to a Foundation degree or BA degree course in Graphic Design or a design related discipline.


BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

OCN Access to HE: Art & Design Pathway

Course Code: FGA05131 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: To be 18+, 2 A Levels (1 Art-based)/ relevant Level 3 Diploma or equivalent/relevant portfolio of work and satisfactory references Method of Assessment: Projects: the final major project is externally assessed before a grade can be issued

Course Code: See page 9 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: No formal qualifications. However, applicants will require a basic level of numeracy and communication skills. All students will be interviewed prior to starting the course Method of Assessment: Assignments and portfolio of work

Course Content This course is designed to build on and link in with previous Art & Design experience, enhancing your creative skills whilst learning to work independently.

Course Content This pathway is designed to develop and extend previous Art & Design experience. Whilst you build on your existing skills you will also learn how to work independently. There will be an emphasis on the exploration of materials, techniques and processes in order to experiment in both 2D and 3D work.

The course is made up of nine units grouped into three stages and the emphasis throughout the course is on exploring and experimenting with materials, techniques and processes (both 2D and 3D), thinking skills and analytical work. Opportunities The Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is intended to be a bridge to Higher Education. It builds on your ability to produce work by instilling a level of critical awareness and is a natural pathway to University and higher education courses.

Equipment In order to study on the Art & Design courses you will need to buy a range of art equipment, sketchbooks and a portfolio to keep your work in. A 35mm film camera and/or digital camera to record your work will be an advantage.

The Art Shop There is an Art shop within the Arts Centre that stocks the materials and equipment required at competitive prices.

Educational Visits You will be required to attend a number of day visits to museums, Exhibitions, other colleges, Universities and, on occasions, residential visits. There will be a cost involved in these visits with the average being around ÂŁ20 per visit.

Opportunities The Access to HE course is intended to be a bridge to higher education and it can also lead on to a teacher training programme.

Interested in Technical Design? Why not consider a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Design). This course aims to give you a broad grounding in a combination of engineering, construction and product based design and can act as ideal preparation for a career in the computing, construction and product design. See page 35 for more details.

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media Course Code: FGA05161 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 3 GCSEs (Grade D or above), or a relevant and appropriate Level 1 course with a Merit profile or equivalent, a real interest in the subject and satisfactory references Method of Assessment: Projects and assignments Course Content The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media is a practical, work related course, equivalent to four GCSEs (grade A*-C). You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course introduces you to the basic techniques and principles of moving image production and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification. Subjects covered include: ■■ Animation techniques ■■ Research for media production ■■ Video production. Equipment In order to be able to study on this course you will need to buy some media equipment. Opportunities On completion of this course you will have a good grounding to progress to more advanced courses such as a specialist BTEC Level 3 programme relating to moving image and video production. With further training or study, you can also go into a wide range of careers in the Media including broadcasting, sound production, film, video and TV production.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV & Film) Course Code: FGA05141 Level: 3 Duration: 2 yeaars You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above), it is recommended that one is GCSE English, a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least a Merit profile, or an appropriate equivalent, and satisfactory references are required Method of Assessment: Assignments and portfolio of work Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV & Film) Level 3 is a nationally recognised qualification that is equivalent to three A Levels and therefore provides a natural stepping stone to courses in higher education. This course develops creative moving image production skills. It focuses on the planning, production and editing of a broad range of media including moving image, print and audio production. You will also learn how to analyse moving image products made by Media professionals for film and television from both mainstream and alternative productions. The course covers a variety of moving image related subjects such as: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Advertising production Corporate & promotional video production Factual programme production techniques Film & television studies Professional practice Video editing Writing for television & video.

Equipment In order to be able to study on this course you will need to buy some media equipment. Opportunities This course prepares you for work in the Media industry or the opportunity to progress on to a Foundation degree or degree course in Media or a related subject.

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Our Performing Arts course will give you opportunities to develop and extend skills across the disciplines of acting, musical theatre and dance. This is because the industry requires people to have knowledge and practical experience across the areas, thus equipping you with the necessary range of skills for further progression. The facilities within Performing Arts include a fully equipped dedicated performing arts studio and rehearsal space.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Course Code: FGA05111 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above), it is recommended that one is GCSE English, a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least a Merit profile, or an appropriate equivalent, and satisfactory references are required Method of Assessment: Practical assignments, professional practice, performances and portfolio. Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) is a nationally recognised qualification that is equivalent to three A Levels and therefore provides a natural stepping stone to courses in higher education. The course helps to develop the performance skills, technical abilities and professional attitude essential for the successful performer. It focuses on specialist training within drama, dance, and musical theatre, and provides a firm foundation for a range of careers in the performing arts industry. The course covers a variety of related subjects that may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Devising theatre and directing Dance performance and choreography Performing to an audience Radio acting Script writing Storytelling as performance Vocal and singing workshops.

The students’ last public performance of the course takes place in the Grantham Guildhall Theatre and is open to the public. Opportunities On successful completion of the course most students progress to drama and dance schools or universities with a few going straight into the performing arts industry.

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CASE STUDIES James Rumsby

Kellie Jones

Lucy Budworth

Access to Higher Education

Travel and Tourism

Table Tennis Academy

After leaving school with no GCSEs over a grade D James did a variety of manual jobs. After a long spell of unemployment James decided to make a change in his life and do something he really loved. James knew that he had a passion for working with children and decided that he would love to become a teacher. Not knowing where to start, James came in to Grantham College to see Carol Dyer, the Careers Advisor who gave James all the steps he needed. James has since been studying at college and has completed the Step into the Future course and has now progressed on to the Access to Higher Education course.

Kellie Jones is 19 and studying on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism. After leaving school, Kellie initially wanted to start a career in the hotel industry. However, she realised that she needed to gain more experience and qualifications, which is how she came to study Travel and Tourism at Grantham College. Kellie really enjoys the customer service and resort representative units and her favourite part of the course is acting out role plays and getting to use the replica airline facilities, ‘Grantham Air’. After discovering more about Travel and Tourism, Kelly has now changed her mind from working within the hotel sector and would now like to work as a Holiday rep and has applied to work for Virgin Airlines.

Lucy has been playing table tennis since she was 11 years old, she quickly realised a love for table tennis and joined a local club. Lucy has since represented her county and played at regional level. After wanting to carry on playing table tennis at a further level, Lucy’s coach recommended that the Grantham College Table Tennis Academy would be the perfect place for Lucy to develop as a player. Lucy now lives on the College Campus, and trains 2 hours a day as well as studying full time on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness, ensuring academic and sporting success.

James is looking to go to University to study English Language and Psychology in order to achieve his ambition of becoming a primary school teacher. James says “Coming to Grantham College really has changed my life, I have finally been able to achieve my dream of going to University”

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As well as her studies Kellie is also a representative for the StAR (Student Academic Representing) forum, which enables students to feedback their suggestions and comments about the College. Kellie comments “The star forum gives students a voice and the opportunity to make a change”.

“Grantham College has given me the opportunity to find out if I can really make it to a professional level. The coaches are really great and living in the College accommodation, means I’ve made loads of friends. Sometimes it can be hard work as we train a lot but it’s definitely worth it!” After coaching table tennis to children Lucy’s coach nominated her for being nominated by her coach ETTA Junior Volunteer of the year after. Lucy hopes to become a Table Tennis Coach.


CASE STUDIES Barry Buckingham

Stacie Clayton

Bartosz Turnicki

Entry Level

Equine

Engineering

Barry Started at Grantham College in 2008 doing the life skills course. Barry gained valuable experience working at cafe.com, our internet café which is operated by First Level Learning students. Here Barry was able to enhance his practical and employability skills in a real life setting. Barry then went on to the Transitions Xtra course where he continued to work at café.com and also at Little Gems Gift Shop. These experiences helped Barry to develop his confidence and also gain skills such as working on the till, which helped him gain a part time position at Scope charity shop. Barry now works at Grantham College for 2 hours every day delivering refreshments to the construction department.

Stacie is 16 and has just started the new BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management. Stacie has always loved horses and as well as competing in many local events has worked as a groom in a showing yard. Stacie commented “I really liked the content and structure of the course at Grantham College, and it’s something that isn’t offered in many colleges. We get to spend a whole day doing practical lessons too, which is my favourite part!” Stacie is also a member of the British Show Pony Society (BSPS) and takes part in their regional shows and training days. Stacie has also trained as a young judge.

Bartosz is originally from Poland, looking to improve his written and spoken English, Bartosz enrolled on Routes 2 Employment, this gave him the skills needed to progress to higher levels of education. During this year Bartosz also studied engineering where he excelled practically. This hard work was recognised by the Engineering department who nominated Bartosz for learner of the month, this led to Bartosz winning a laptop at the end of the year. Bartosz progressed to Level 2 Engineering and has through hard work completed the course and is now on a level 3 Engineering course for the 2011/12 academic year.

After finishing the course Stacie would like to go to University to study in Equine dentistry or physiotherapy and would like to work on a racing yard.

Bartosz is hoping to go to University next year and hopes to have a career in Maintenance and Operations.

“Working at café.com and little Gems really helped me to get my job at Scope as I already knew how to work the till. After attending an interview at Grantham College I was lucky enough to get the job. I really love working at Grantham College as I get to meet new people every day.”

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FACILITIES

At Grantham College we are pleased to provide not only high quality education, but support and guidance for everyone who studies here. Your well-being and success are important to us - experienced, professional staff are always available to you. We have listed some of the most important facilities and services in this section, and our friendly, Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment Team are always happy to help with any other questions you may have.

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Accommodation As a general guide, fees for College owned accommodation for 2011/2012, excluding meals, are shown below: Single Room - ÂŁ77.74 per week Twin Room - ÂŁ67.00 per week Accommodation is available on campus in Sedgwick Hall and Sedgwick Mews. 67 places are available and all rooms are furnished with most having their own en-suite facilities. Rent is payable termly. If you want to live off-campus, you should contact the Student Accommodation Manager who can help arrange alternative accommodation with carefully selected families or in privately rented accommodation close to the College. Further details are available from Information, Advice, Guidance and Enrolment team on 0800 0521 577.

Travelling to College Secure storage for bicycles is provided and shower facilities are also available. Details of assistance with travel can be found on page 76.

Car Parking Limited student parking is available for blue badge holders before 4.30pm. After 4.30pm car parking spaces are available and provided free of charge to students and visitors. These are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Additional parking can be found at the public car park situated in Welham Street, close to the main campus. Bicycle storage is available for students on the main campus.


Study SKILLS SUPPORT

Library

If you need any extra help with study - from tips on revision and note taking to organising your folder, our study skills adviser, Claire Saxby, can help.

E-Learning Centre The e-Learning Centre has been designed to provide you with a state-of-the-art learning environment. The Centre has 31 open access PCs, all with Internet access, Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 10, with some available to book in advance. Black and white and colour printing facilities are also available. The Centre also lends laptops for use both on and off campus.  In addition, there are 4 separate Skills seminar rooms, or ‘pods’, each equipped with between 15 and 24 PCs and a data projector. The Centre is open from 8.30am–5.00pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am–4.30pm on Fridays.

The College has a well stocked library. Learning resources available to you include 30,000 books, a wide range of periodicals, DVDs, daily newspapers and an online catalogue system for research use and book reservations. You can also access the Internet via 10 computer workstations and use photocopying facilities and various online databases. Wireless Internet access is also available in the library and is also available at selected locations around the College. The Library is open from 8.30am - 6.00pm on Mondays, 8.30am - 7.15pm Tuesday Thursday and 8.30am - 4.30pm on Fridays.

Conference, Exhibition, & Refectory Facilities Conference, exhibition and classroom facilities are available for hire by the public at the main campus. In the past the College has played host to a wide variety of different organisations. Our Refectory is also available for hire for celebrations and catering can also be provided. For further details on the facilities available, please call 01476 400277 and request an information brochure.

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Facilities

Food & Drink A wide selection of meals are available from the main Refectory at very competitive prices. Snacks are available from vending machines throughout the College and also from Nixx, our shop and cafeteria. Nixx has seating for over 100 people and provides a choice of hot and cold snacks, including confectionery, paninis, bagels, salads and jacket potatoes, as well as stationery, cards, personal items and postage stamps. Hot meals are available from 4.30pm TuesdayThursday. Students, staff and the general public are also welcome to dine in the College’s Witham Room restaurant (open for lunch Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and for dinner on Tuesday and Thursday evenings) which is run by the Hospitality & Catering Department. Located on the top floor of the Main Building it offers an outstanding view of Grantham! Booking is essential and can be made by visiting the Restaurant in person or by telephoning 01476 400227.

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Careers & Higher Education Advice Careers advice and guidance is available via an appointment system to current students and anyone considering coming to study at the College. It is also available for members of the public. The College has a Matrix Quality Award for its Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment services and a Career Mark for its Careers Education. The College Careers Adviser is based in the Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment area. The Careers Adviser will also assist you with UCAS applications and interview preparation if you want to go onto higher education. Appointments can be made form the Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment desk.

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Sport

Little Gems

The College has an excellent range of sports facilities including a large indoor sports hall, all weather pitch and PowerSport, a supervised fitness suite, containing cardiovascular machines and weight training equipment. This facility is also open to the public at reasonable rates. You also have the opportunity to represent the College in a wide range of sports including basketball, football, hockey, netball, rugby and Boccia.

A new and exciting Enterprise initiative called ‘Little Gems’ gift shop was launched in November 2010. The shop is situated in the main reception area at Grantham College and the main aim is to give learners with both physical and learning disabilities an opportunity to experience the ‘World of Work’ in a real retail environment.

Premier Hair & Beauty Salon Open to students and the public, Premier Hair & Beauty Salon is L’Oreal and Eve Taylor accredited and offers a full range of very reasonably priced services, as well as high quality hair and beauty products to suit everyone. For further details, or to make an appointment, telephone 01476 400237.

The shop sells quality items including homemade goods, handbags, jewellery, cards and much more. Many items on sale are ‘Fair-Trade’ . Little Gems is open Monday to Fridays 9.30am – 4.30pm.


Facilities

Personal Tutors On enrolment you will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is responsible for your welfare whilst you are at College. They will monitor and support you with your academic progress and provide help when necessary. This includes supplying references for employment or higher education.

Student Organisations The StAR Forum is a democratic organisation which presents your views to the College management. The Students’ Union represents the student population on College committees and organises your entertainment and fundraising.

Child care Stepping Stones Nursery is the partner nursery for Grantham College. The nursery is a short distance from the College grounds and provides full-time day care for children aged from birth to 11 years old.  Stepping Stones aim is to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment in small, homely, age-specific areas. Children are encouraged to progress at their own pace and to fulfil their potential in all areas of development.  In August 2010 the nursery was graded Outstanding by OFSTED.

Keep Up To Date To keep up-to-date with the latest facilities then please click along to our website. There you will find the latest open times, menus, and price lists for various College facilities.

Nursery opening times are 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Nursery fees are charged at £3.85 per hour, although discounts are offered for Grantham College students. The nursery has an open door policy therefore parents are welcome to view the nursery at their convenience, appointments are not necessary.  For more information please contact the nursery on 01476 593643.

Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing Service If there are any personal problems, difficulties or concerns that you want to discuss, relating to College or home, you can access our confidential service. Appointments can be made by email counselling@grantham. ac.uk, via the Information, Advice, Guidance and Enrolment desk or by telephoning 01476 414413. No appointment is necessary at the drop in sessions on Tuesdays 12pm-2pm and Wednesdays 12pm-1pm.

Support Grantham College is committed to the principles of inclusive learning and the learning support service is designed to enable you to reach your full potential. The level of learning support provided depends on your individual needs and may include mobility assistance, extra support in English and maths, dyslexia assessment and support, large screen monitors and learning support assistance in class.

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Applications & Finance

Useful Information

Student Finance

We welcome applications throughout the year – and as many courses get oversubscribed, we advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If you need any advice or have specific concerns at any stage of the application process, you are welcome to make an appointment with the College Careers Adviser - please call our Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment Team on 0800 0521 577 and they will be happy to help. The team will also be happy to help with general enquiries.

Additional Costs Clothing & Equipment

We understand that studying at college may cause financial problems. We have a Student Finance department that provides both existing and prospective students with advice and guidance in relation to Student Finance, while also providing financial support to students studying at Grantham College.

To apply for a course with us, just follow these simple steps -

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Fill in the application form at the back of this course guide, or apply on line at www.grantham.ac.uk/apply-online. Return the form to the College using the FREEPOST address shown (no stamp is required)

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We will acknowledge receipt of your application via postcard and invite you to an interview with a relevant member of staff. At this interview you will be able to find out more about your chosen course, view the College’s facilities and talk to both staff and current students. Parents who wish to accompany you to interviews are most welcome

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For some courses such as Hospitality & Catering and Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy you will require special clothes and equipment. You will be given details of what is required at interview. If your course includes physical education you will need appropriate sportswear.

Free Course Fees If you will be under 19 on 1 September 2012 the courses listed in this prospectus are FREE – there are no registration, tuition or examination fees. However, there will be a charge should you need to re-sit examinations. Tuition fees for learners aged 19 or over on 1 September 2012 will be charged in accordance with the Skills Funding Agency guidelines. Further details will be published on the Grantham College web site as soon as they are available. Tuition for some courses may be free of charge to people in receipt of certain means tested benefits or for those who are doing a first Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.  Where fee remission is available, registration charges will still apply. Fees will be remitted in accordance with the SFA guidelines - Full Level 2, Full Level 3, Income based benefits etc, however the registration fee is payable by all. If you are claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance, contact the Student Finance Officer on 01476 400281 who will be pleased to advise you on how it is possible to study courses listed in this prospectus and still claim your benefit.

Overseas and Non-UK Students Please note the financial information provided in this course guide relates to students who have been normally resident in the UK or EU for at least three years. Different fee arrangements may apply to you if you fall outside this category or are resident overseas. Contact the Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment Team on 0800 0521 577 for specific advice and guidance.

We may be able to help you with support from the different funds available to us, depending on your age and personal circumstances. These include the 16-19 Bursary Fund, 19+ Further Education Discretionary Support Fund, Care to Learn, Student Travel Fund for those aged 16-18 who live out of area and Higher Education (HE) finance applications. If you are aged 16-19 and are in care, a care leaver or receive income support in your own right, you may be entitled to a bursary of up to £1200 per year. Please let us know if that applies to you as soon as possible! For further information please contact Jo Bowman, the student finance officer, on 01476 400281.

Residential Support Scheme The residential funding will support you if you wish to study courses at Level 2 or above. It is only available to you if your course is not available locally and is beyond daily travel in terms of either time or distance. This scheme is particularly appropriate for applicants to the Sports Academies. For specific information please telephone 0800 121 8989.

Travel Assistance If you are applying for further education programmes you must firstly apply to your Local Education Authority (LEA) for assistance with travel. If your LEA is unable to help there may be very limited support available from the College.


Grantham College Application Grantham College Application FormForm Surname (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms)

First Name(s)

Course(s) for which you wish to apply (if GCSE or A Level, please indicate the subjects in which you are interested) Or if applying for an Apprenticeship tick here

If applying for a place in the Table Tennis Academy, or our Football Development Centre, please tick the appropriate box Football

Table Tennis

To Commence: Year Home Address Postcode

Telephone Number

Mobile

Email Address Date of Birth

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Age as at 01/09/2012

In which country have you lived for the last 3 years?

National Insurance Number (If known)

Name of Parent or Guardian

What is your nationality? Name of Next of Kin

Address of Parent or Guardian (if different to Home Address) Postcode

Telephone Number (Daytime)

(Evening)

If you are not currently in full-time education you will need to supply a referee Name of Referee Address of Referee

If you are currently attending or previously attended Grantham College, please state course

Details of Examinations taken or due to be taken

Subject

Examination (e.g. GCSE, EDEXCEL)

Date

Grade (if results known)


Grantham College Application Form Name and Address of present School or College (or previous place of study or training)

Please explain briefly why you wish to follow this course

If relevant, please enter details of your employment: Name of employer: Job details: Part time or full time:

Dates:

Are there any special circumstances you would like the College to know about concerning your application? Will you require any additional medical or educational support whilst you are at College?

Please enter the name and address of your G.P.

Do you have any relevant criminal convictions?

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No

If yes this will be discussed at interview.

i.e. convictions for offences against a person, of a violent or sexual nature; convictions involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs; spent convictions if you are applying for a Health & Social Care course.

How did you find out about the College? School

Advertising

Friends/Family

Website (please state which website)

Student’s Signature

Date

When completed, please send this application form to the following FREEPOST address (no stamp required):

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Open Evenings These are held throughout the year. Staff from all subject areas will be on hand to discuss career options and you are given the opportunity to look around the College. The timetable of Open Evenings for the coming year is as follows:

Autumn Open Evenings Monday 26 September 2011 5.00pm-8.00pm Monday 7 November 2011 5.00pm-8.00pm

Spring Open Evening Monday 6 February 2012 5.00pm-8.00pm

Summer Open Evening

Grantham College Business Development Centre (GCBDC) GCBDC is the training arm of Grantham College and is based in the George Centre on Grantham High Street. Offering a variety of flexible learning opportunities for individuals and businesses, we have a particular focus on Information Communication Technology training and offer a range of training opportunities - including introductory ICT courses and Skills for Life sessions. For further details about GCBDC and our courses, please telephone 0800 952 4004.

College Website Visit the College website at www.grantham.ac.uk. We are also on Facebook and Twitter so you can keep up to date with our news and events!

(Focusing on adult learning, part-time and higher education) Monday 11 June 2012 5.00pm-8.00pm

Note: Whilst the College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of information contained in this course guide it reserves the right to make appropriate modifications without prior notice.

If you are unable to attend any of these organised events and wish to arrange an informal visit to the College please telephone the Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment team on 0800 0521 577 to arrange a convenient appointment.

Courses advertised in this course guide are subject to withdrawal from the College programme if numbers are insufficient.

Taster Courses Taster courses are held throughout the year and cover a variety of subjects, allowing you to experience course areas before you enrol – they also allow you to sample life at Grantham College. For further details on these events please call 0800 0521 577 and speak to our friendly Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment team.

For courses where age limits are stipulated, people outside of these limits may still be eligible. Please contact the Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment Team for further information.

Your Feedback Matters We are constantly trying to improve, so we would really appreciate your feedback. Please visit www.grantham.ac.uk/feedback and let us know what you think.

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PART-TIME Courses Take a part-time course with Grantham College and Grantham College Business Development Centre – explore our range of courses that start throughout the year and revitalise your learning and career. ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Access to Higher Education Business Care Computing Construction Creative Arts & Media Engineering GCSEs Hair & Beauty Hospitality & Catering Languages Pre-Access to Higher Education Science Skills for Life Sport Teacher Education.

Please call Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment for further details 01476 400250.

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Higher Education Grantham College is an Associate College of the University of Bedfordshire. In conjunction with this University the College offers a range of part-time higher education courses including Higher National Certificates (HNCs), Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Foundation Degrees (FDs), University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD), and Teacher Education Qualifications.

Taster Courses Taster courses are scheduled to run throughout the year and allow you to sample life at Grantham College. For more information or to register your interest please contact Anita Porter on 01476 400256.


Safeguarding Policy

Disability Statement

Grantham College has a Safeguarding Policy to ensure that all young people, vulnrable adults and children attending activities in the College do so in a safe and secure environment. It sets out the steps we take to protect these individuals and the procedures we would use to deal with any issues. A copy of the Safeguarding policy is available from Linda Wale, Director of Learner Support, on 01476 404376 who will provide any further information you may require.

The College is committed to providing education and training for all sections of the community. A full copy of the College Disability Statement is available upon request from the Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment team.

Safeguarding Grantham College has a statutory and moral duty to ensure that the College functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults receiving education and training at the College. The governing body is committed to ensuring that the College provides a safe environment for students to learn in, identifies children and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm, and takes appropriate action to see that such children and vulnerable adults are kept safe, both at home and at the College.

Equal Opportunities and Diversity The College is committed to equality of opportunity for all students irrespective of gender, race, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnicity or colour. If you have learning difficulties, a variety of facilities are provided so you can take part in the full range of College courses. In July 2010 the College achieved the Investors in Diversity Award. The Investors in Diversity Award recognises the Colleges commitment to effectively manage and embed equality, diversity and inclusion.

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Open Evenings:

26 Sep 2011 07 Nov 2011 06 Feb 2012 11 Jun 2012 5.00pm-8.00pm

5.00pm-8.00pm

5.00pm-8.00pm

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Higher Education / Part-time

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