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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 1,300 students now study Full-Time at Grantham College 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 Adviser 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 Apple Tree Restaurant. Public Service students share training and facilities with the Army, Navy, and Royal Marines. Travel & Tourism students jet off to diverse destinations including Italy, 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.

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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 £12 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 2011/12 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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Open Days During our open evenings at both our Grantham campus and Sleaford campus you can talk to teaching staff from the area you are interested in, about funding opportunities and apply! If you’re unable to attend in person, then we have an online chat facility or you can book a private tour.

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Access to Higher Education Animal Care Art & Design AS & A Levels Business Studies Care, Children & Young People Computing Construction Countryside Management Engineering & Automotive Equine First Level Learning & Future Routes Hair & Beauty Hospitality & Catering Performing Arts & Media Public Services Science Sport & Table Tennis Academy Travel & Tourism

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Qualifications GUIDE FIRST LEVEL LEARNING Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirements

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■■ Foundation ■■ Certificates ■■ NVQ 1 Entry Requirements: 2 GCSEs (D-F).

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■■ Apprenticeships ■■ BTEC First Diploma ■■ NVQ 2 ■■ Certificate ■■ Extended Certficate ■■ Diploma ■■ GCSE ■■ Pre-Access Entry Requirements: Foundation GNVQ, 2 GCSEs (A-D) or equivalent.

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■■ Apprenticeships ■■ Access ■■ A Level ■■ Certificate ■■ Sub Diploma ■■ Diploma ■■ Extended Diploma ■■ NVQ 3

Entry Requirements: Intermediate GNVQ, 5 GCSEs (A-C), or equivalent, BTEC Foundation Diploma (Dependent on course).

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■■ Apprenticeships ■■ HNC ■■ UCPD ■■ NVQ 4

Entry Requirements: Dependent on course.

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■■ Foundation Degree ■■ HND ■■ NVQ 5 Entry Requirements: Two A Levels, Access or equivalent, AVCE, or National Diploma.

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ON YOUR LEVEL 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 and Bishop Grosseteste you also have the opportunity to study right up to degree level. The illustration on the left 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.

Higher Education 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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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.

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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 & 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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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 & Rutland and East Midlands Apprenticeships Awards.

Apprenticeships

How do they work?

If you are keen to enter the world of work but don’t want to stop studying, then an Apprenticeship could be the answer. Over 457,000 people started Apprenticeships last year.

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 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 Adviser 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 and Higher Apprenticeships.

So what exactly is an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are work 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.

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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

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What Apprenticeships are available?

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

At Grantham College we support a range of Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in:

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

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

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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? ■■ Do you know an employer who would be willing to take you on as an apprentice? ■■ Have you applied for Apprenticeships using the web service? ■■ Are you employed but want to know if you are eligible for an Apprenticeship?

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Access TO Higher Education If you need a flexible and confidence-enhancing course to get you back into education, then our highly successful Step into the Future and Access to Higher Education courses are for you. A variety of teaching and assessment methods will prepare you for your degree. Pathways include Social, Biological and Physical Sciences as well as English Literature and Art & Design which open the door to a wide range of careers from midwifery to teaching and nutrition.

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Hayley Samways Access Enrolling on the Access to Higher Education course was the first step for Hayley getting back into education as she would like to go onto university to study midwifery. Hayley describes the course as being very positive as well as being a real confidence booster and making new friends. When Hayley started the course her youngest child was just 10 weeks old but with support from the staff and planning her time for the assignments she has successfully completed the course and looks forward to a new challenge.

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AT COLLEGE SMALL CLASS SIZES MEAN PLENTY OF TIME WITH YOUR LECTURERS


CAVA 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 2013 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, self-directed 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 If your career Art therapy plan is not listed Healthcare here please call Law Fiona Self on 01476 Marine biology 404337 for further Midwifery information. Nursing Nutrition Podiatry Social work Science-related careers Teaching.

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ANIMAL CARE Our Animal Care courses can lead to a number of different and interesting careers working with animals, including working for animal charities, in zoos, as a veterinary nurse and more. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of small animals including birds, reptiles and rabbits. Our brand-new Animal Care centre is the perfect place to learn about how to care for these animals in a realistic habitat, where they feel comfortable. This will allow you to get real hands-on experience in this ever-changing field.

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Rebecca Holland Animal Care A desire to work with animals is what attracted Rebecca to the Level 2 Diploma course in Animal Care. Learning new information and skills and then being able to put those skills into practice is what Rebecca likes most about the course as well as being able to visit The Deep (an Aquarium in Hull) and a zoo on educational trips. Rebecca has also undertaken work experience whilst on the course to help her gain further knowledge about the industry and to progress onto the Level 3 course.

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WOrk with a range of animals including birds, reptiles, rabbits and more!


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, competencebased 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 well-being 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 day’s attendance at college: ■■ City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in workbased animal care ■■ Employer Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) ■■ Functional skills (English and maths). Assessment will be continuous and practical with a portfolio and multiple test paper (online).

NPTC City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma In Land Based Studies (Animal Care) Course Code: FGB46001 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs F or above with one in English, a sound knowledge of both written and spoken English and an interest or previous experience with animals is desirable Methods of Assessment: Continual assessment and portfolio/online test Course Content Level 1 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 well-being 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.

Level 1 Diploma in Work based Animal Care Course code: FGA00051 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (grade F or above) including one in English, a sound knowledge of spoken and written English and an interest or previous experience with small animals Method of Assessment: Coursework Portfolio Course Content This course will suit you if you have some knowledge and basic skills with small animals and to develop and practice skills for employment. A variety of units may be offered and may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Assist with the care of animals Assist with animal accommodation Assist with feedstuffs for small animals Maintain the safety of self and others Principles of the movement and handling of small animals.

Opportunities Progression to a Level 2 in work-based animal care or employment within the Animal Care industry.

Opportunities Successful completion of this course will enable progression on to a Level 2 qualification, employment or Apprenticeships in Animal Care.

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Ruth Weston Animal Care Lecturer Ruth grew up on a farm with a variety of animals from livestock to furries, but her passion is dogs. After further study Ruth gained a job as a technician in charge of Farm Animals within Animal Care at a college in Surrey. Her experience and knowledge quickly led to her delivering lectures. Ruth has since been a lecturer over the years in four different colleges before joining Grantham College just as it started to offer Animal Care. Ruth says “By being involved from the beginning it has meant that the team and I have been able to share our knowledge and expertise regarding the facilities and animals that the students will work with.”

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NPTC City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma In Animal Care

NPTC/City & Guilds Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management

Course Code: FGB46011 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 3 GCSEs with one in Science or a merit at a related Level 1 qualification and previous experience with animals is desirable Methods of Assessment: Practical demonstration, portfolio of evidence and assignment

Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 4 GCSEs (Grade A-C ) to include Science and English or a merit in an animal related Level 2 Diploma Methods of Assessment: Practical and written assignments for all units

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.

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 Level 3 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 modules 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.


NPTC/City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Animal Management Course Code: FGB46031 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You will need: 4 GCSEs (Grade A-C) to include Science and English or a merit in an animal related Level 2 Diploma or equivalent Methods of Assessment: Practical and written assignments for all units

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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. The course covers a variety of related modules and may include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

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. 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.

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. There is an aviary with colour fed canaries, finch and quail.

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ART & DESIGN The Creative Industries is one of the fastest growing areas of employment and entrepreneurship in the country. We only have to remember the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London to see the vast array of creative, technical, professional and support roles essential for events like this which take place all the time. We have brilliant staff who will help you develop and expand your skills and abilities as a creative practitioner or technician within the Creative Industries. 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.

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OUR FACILITIES 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.

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BTEC Level 1 Certificate Art & Design & Media (Routes to Employability) Course Code: FGA25151 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 HNC/HND 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 HNC/ HND or BA degree course in Graphic Design or a design related discipline.

WE PUT ON END OF YEAR EXHIBITIONS TO SHOWCASE YOUR WORK


BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

CAVA Access to HE: Art & Design Pathway

Course Code: FGA05131 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: To be 18+, 2 A Levels (1 Artbased)/relevant Level 3 Diploma or equivalent/relevant portfolio of work and satisfactory references Method of Assessment: Projects: all units and projects are externally assessed before a grade can be issued

Course Code: FGA25040 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.

The course is made up of seven 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.

There will be an emphasis on the exploration of materials, techniques and processes in order to experiment in both 2D and 3D 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.

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.

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 which 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.

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AS & A Levels With a wide range of subjects on offer including the traditional English, Maths, Sciences and slightly less traditional Anthropology, Law and Sociology, you would normally be expected to complete four AS Levels in your first year, followed by three A2 subjects in year two. In addition you will also study for a Functional Skills award, usually in Maths, English and Information Communication Technology. In 2012 the overall A Level pass rate was 95%. Many of our students went on to study at university in locations including Sheffield, York, Nottingham, Lincoln, Falmouth and Leeds.

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Tracey Lamb AS/A Levels As well as being a Platinum Young Ambassador for Inspire+ and a torch bearer for the Olympics 2012, Tracey is currently studying AS/A Level PE, Business, Chemistry and Maths. Tracey hopes she will gain a place at university to study Sports Science & Management although as yet she hasn’t decided where to go. It was Tracey’s sister, who was a successful previous A Level student here, who told her about the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of college life where you are treated like an adult, helping with the transition to university.

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We ARE TREATED LIKE ADULTS LEAVE SCHOOL BEHIND AND LEARN IN A MATURE MODERN ENVIRONMENT


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

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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 grade B. 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 *

Extended Project

GCSE Maths and English 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

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

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 Businesses are at the heart of new ideas and products whether it be online or on your local high street. Our Business Studies courses will help you understand how organisations are run as well as looking at the different business functions including Finance, Law, Marketing and Recruitment. During your course you will have the opportunity to take part in work experience and/or be part of the Young Enterprise scheme allowing you to put into practice what you have learned in the classroom.

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Young Enterprise Area Final Competition On 26 March, Young Enterprise Companies from Grantham College attended the area final at Totemic House in Grantham. The two companies, Rhythm and Band and Sweet Tooth are made up of college students who have successfully set up their own companies from scratch, developed a product and then sold this product at trade fairs which were held throughout the year. At the area final each company had the opportunity to showcase their product and give a presentation about their business and the highs and lows of running a company.

and his career as an RAF pilot. South Kesteven district councillor Frances Cartwright was a judge, as was Andy Harsley, the technical director of Rapstrap Ltd who appeared on TV’s Dragons’ Den. The six awards were presented as follows: ■■ Best presentation - Precious

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from St George’s Academy, Sleaford Best company report - Rhythm & Band from Grantham College Spirit of Enterprise award – Sweet Tooth from Grantham College Best Trade Stand - Precious from St George’s Academy, Sleaford Information Technology award - Rhythm & Band from Grantham College The overall winners – Precious from St George’s Academy, Sleaford.

BUSINESS STUDIES HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CRITICAL SO WE AIM TO GIVE YOU SERIOUS ACUMEN


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 & 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 nine months to one year: ■■ Certificate in Business and Administration (NVQ) ■■ Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration 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:

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.

■■ 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 nine months to one year: ■■ Certificate in Customer Service (NVQ) ■■ Certificate in Customer Service ■■ Functional skills (English & maths).

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 nine months to one year: ■■ Certificate in Retail Knowledge ■■ Diploma in Retail Skills (NVQ) ■■ Functional skills (English & maths).

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma 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 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business Course Code: FGB35131 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 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 who complete the Level 2 Diploma 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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CREATE A COMPANY IN OUR YOUNG ENTERPRISE SCHEME AND PITCH YOUR IDEA IN A DRAGONS’ww DEN STYLE


BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business

IFS Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies

Course Code: 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 A career in Care & Early Years can be very rewarding, with opportunities to work with people of all ages. Our Health & Social Care and Children’s Care, Learning & Development courses will provide you with the theory as well as practical learning through our placements programme – where you can gain hands-on experience in nurseries, schools and a variety of other care settings.

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Holly Bowman Health & Social Care Being able to undertake a variety of work placements and work with the elderly is what attracted Holly to the Health & Social Care course. Holly would describe her course as ‘Amazing, Fun & Brilliant’ and the college as ‘Exceptional, Supportive & Fun’. Over the year Holly has gained her Level 2 in Food Hygiene, worked with the First Level Learners at the college, spent time in a care home as well as gaining distinction overall.

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AMAZING, FUN AND BRILLIANT COURSE IN AN EXCEPTIONALLY SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT


NEW CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children* Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: All candidates require 4 GCSEs at grade E or above including English Language. You will require a good school report and reference. You will also need to have a successful interview. At interview you must show appropriate communication skills for working with children and complete a written assessment Method of Assessment You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks set by CACHE such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning Course Content There are no mandatory units but you may cover subjects such as the following: ■■ Children’s play and leisure activities in the community ■■ Growth and development of young children ■■ Human growth and development ■■ Preparing for your next steps ■■ Respecting and valuing children ■■ Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people ■■ Sharing learning experiences with children. Opportunities Although the qualification does not qualify learners to work with children it does support them in preparing for the “next steps” either in training or moving towards the world of work. Further progression opportunities could include: ■■ BTEC Level 2 Health & Social Care ■■ CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification ■■ Supported employment.

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CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce*

CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce*

Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: All candidates require GCSE English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification) and 3 other GCESs at grade D or above including mathematics Method of Assessment You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE

Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: All candidates require: English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above plus at least 3 other GCESs at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications e.g. First Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development at Merit/Distinction including GCSE English and Maths at C or above. You will require a good school report and reference. You will also need to have a successful interview Method of Assessment The units are internally assessed using a range of methods which could include assignments. There are three extended assessments which will be externally marked by CACHE

Course Content The units include: ■■ Child & Young Person development ■■ Introduction to communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s & Young People’s settings ■■ Introduction to equality and inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s & Young People’s settings ■■ Introduction to personal development in Health, Social Care or Children’s & Young People’s settings ■■ Safeguarding the welfare of children & young people. There are also optional units to complete to add up to a total of 35 credits. Opportunities Further progression opportunities could include: ■■ BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care** ■■ CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce qualification** ■■ CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce qualification** ■■ Employment as assistants in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes in primary schools. **Subject to GCSE grades or equivalent.

Course Content The units include: ■■ Engage in personal development in Health, Social Care or Children’s & Young People’s settings ■■ Principles for implementing duty of care in Health, Social Care or Children’s & Young People’s settings ■■ Promote communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s & Young People’s settings ■■ Promote equality and inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s & Young People’s settings ■■ Understand Child & Young Persons’ development. Opportunities Further progression opportunities could include a broad range of destinations for example: ■■ Employment as assistants in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes in primary schools ■■ Foundation Degree in a related discipline ■■ Undergraduate programme at a University in a related discipline.

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

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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.

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 FullTime 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 EDEXCEL 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:

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

■■ 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 (for which there may be a small cost). Opportunities Following completion of the Certificate you may be able to apply for an apprenticeship or gain employment at Level 2 in a childcare setting.

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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 EDEXCEL 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 childcare ■■ Professional development roles & responsibilities in childcare ■■ 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 childcare setting.


NEW Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning & Development Course Code: Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You Need: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English Language & maths) or equivalent qualifications e.g. First Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development at Merit/Distinction including GCSE English & maths at C or above. Method of Assessment: The qualification is assessed through assignments and project work with and external examination for one unit and one unit assignment externally marked.(this may be subject to change). This qualification does not confer occupational competence at this present time. Course Content The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development consists of eleven core units, three mandatory specialist units and a choice from nineteen optional specialist units that provide for a combined total of 1080 guided learning hours (GLH) for the completed qualification. You will undertake a number of units such as:

GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE IN LOCAL PLACEMENTS AND HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE

■■ Child development ■■ Child protection ■■ Collaboration with parents, colleagues and other professionals in early years ■■ Diversity, equality and inclusion in the early years ■■ Health & safety practice in early years settings ■■ Meeting children’s physical development, physical care and health needs ■■ Observation, assessment and planning for play & development ■■ Play in early years settings ■■ Reflecting on own early years practice ■■ Supporting children’s communication & language ■■ Supporting children’s personal, social & emotional development. Opportunities After successfully completing this qualification students’ may progress on to University in a similar subject or in to employment.

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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care* Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 3 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English Language, or equivalent qualifications. You will also require a good school report and reference. At interview you must show appropriate communication skills for working with adults and complete a written assessment. Method of Assessment: Assignments, observations in the workplace, short answer tests and reflective accounts Course Content To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) for England learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits. You complete 9 core units including: ■■ Introduction to communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s settings ■■ Introduction to personal development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young people’s settings ■■ Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings ■■ Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care ■■ The role of the Health and Social Care worker ■■ And a number of optional units. Opportunities Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care, subject to achieving GCSE English Language at grade C or above and 3 other GCSEs at Grade C or above.

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care* Course Code: FGA10011 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English Language, 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 may 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).

CARING IS NOT JUST A SKILL IT’s AN ETHOS WE TRY TO GENERATE WITHIN OUR LEARNING


Sarah Beresford Health & Social Care Sarah qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 gaining experience as a RGN before taking a post at Great Ormond Street hospital. In 1998 Sarah spent two years with the University of Nottingham gaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Advanced Practice & Community Children’s Specialist practitioner status. Over the next five years Sarah worked predominantly as the Children’s Rheumatology Nurse Specialist in Lincolnshire and Newark. Sarah is now working full time in the Health & Social Care department, teaching on a variety of different courses. Sarah comments “I hope I inject my commitment and dedication to the students who are embarking on careers in this field.”

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 Language 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 Language 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 who successfully complete the Subsidiary Diploma, may progress to either the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma. 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.

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

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 Life span Physiological disorders 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 at grade C or above is required.

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COMPUTING As technology advances, a career in Computing will provide you with a wide range of employment opportunities now and in the future. Our courses combine relevant, theoretical work with practical experience and we have access to great facilities. These include a specialised computer lab delivering hands-on installation and configuration, a programming/ web development lab with professional software and access to both PCs and Macs, as well as the opportunity to use our 3D equipment. Our staff have a wide range of industry experience gained at world famous organisations such as Microsoft and Fujitsu, so you can be sure that you are benefitting from highly professional teaching.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT

BTEC Level 3 Extended 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 Code: FGS70061 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: Applicants should normally possess 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above - including English and maths 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 Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels.

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: 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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■■ Communication & employability skills ■■ Communications technologies ■■ Computer games development ■■ Computer systems ■■ Event driven programming ■■ HCI ■■ Information systems ■■ IT systems trouble shooting ■■ 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.

TECHNOLOGY IS RAPIDLY EVOLVING SO OUR COURSES TRACK WITH CURRENT TRENDS AND LET YOU EXPERIMENT


ICT SUCCESS & PROGRESSION Achievement rates on our BTEC courses are higher than the national figures. The majority 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 with many students completing the Extended Diploma with an overall grade of DDD. A high 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 here at Grantham College prepares them well for their studies at Higher Education. We have now introduced an affordable higher education course in Computing at Grantham and a number of our students are continuing their studies with us instead of going to University.

OCR Level 1 Certificate Business & ICT 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 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.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT 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 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: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

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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CONSTRUCTION If you want to get a head start in Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting & Decorating, Plastering or Plumbing – our range of Construction courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to start your career. Our Construction Department has dedicated workshops for each trade, including a new Plastering Centre and a new Painting & Decorating Centre, which will allow you to perfect your skills in a purpose-built environment. The College also has a dedicated Renewable Energy Centre which houses a wide range of state-of-the-art technologies including photovoltaic, solar, groundsource and air-source heating.

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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), skilled Bricklayers are critical to the construction of buildings and other structures. Development includes:

Joe Topley Carpentry Having successfully completed Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Carpentry & Joinery Joe applied for the Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry course as he plans to one day work for himself in this field. As well as making the most of the great facilities at college Joe has also taken part in trial days with George Montagu’s in Ancaster, a bespoke furniture company. When asked what Joe liked most about the course he said ’the relationship between the staff and students – there is a mutual respect’ and when asked what he liked least ‘health & safety, remembering all the laws & legislations!’

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■■ 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 - Bench Level 2, Site Level 3 ■■ Functional skills (English & maths) ■■ Introduction to employment rights ■■ Level 1 & Level 2 Diplomas (underpinning knowledge & practical skills training).

WE CAN GIVE YOU THE RIGHT ANGLE


Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & 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 You need: 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:

■■ Basic woodworking joints ■■ Building methods & construction technology ■■ Information, quantities & communication ■■ Maintain & use hand tools ■■ Prepare & use portable power tools ■■ Safe working practices.

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

The programme also includes: Enrichment and Functional Skills.

The programme also includes: Enrichment and Functional Skills.

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

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.

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.

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

The programme also includes: 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 Occupations-Site Carpentry.

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Chantelle Brothwell Painting & Decorating Chantelle has nothing but praise for the course and college, saying there is nothing she would change about the course describing it as ‘detailed, amazing and encouraging.’ Chantelle enrolled on the Level 1 Painting & Decorating course and is hoping to progress onto the Level 2 course which shouldn’t be an issue as she has passed all her unit tests, giving her the confidence to know she can achieve her goals.

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Level 1 Diploma in Painting & Decorating

Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating

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: FGS75251 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You Need: Level 1 in Painting & Decorating Method of Assessment: Synoptic, practical tasks, a series of questions for each unit and a multi-choice end test

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

Course Content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following training units: ■■ Know how to and carry out safe working practices in construction ■■ Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others ■■ Knowledge of building methods and construction technology ■■ Know how to and put into practice preparing surfaces for decoration ■■ Know how to and apply paint systems by brush and roller ■■ Know how to and apply standard papers to walls and ceilings ■■ Know how to and produce specialist decorative finishes ■■ Know how to and apply water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment ■■ Know how to and erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms ■■ Synoptic practical assignment. ■■ Functional Skills are integrated into the programme where required. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto Level 3 and/ or seek employment in the Construction Industry.


Painting & Decorating 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. 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:

Plastering Apprenticeship

Plumbing Apprenticeship

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.

As anyone working in this highly skilled industry knows, it takes an intense amount 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: ■■ 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.

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 you will undertake the following qualifications and training over two years: ■■ City & Guilds Certificate in Plumbing Skills ■■ Functional skills (English & maths) ■■ Plumbing NVQ.

■■ 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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NEW Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

Level 2 Diploma in Plastering

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

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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: 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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Level 3 Diploma in Plastering (Solid Route) Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: Level 2 Diploma in Plastering and a successful interview Method of assessment Synoptic practical task a series of knowledge questions for each unit and multiple choice on line end test Course content The course involves both practical training and theoretical activities and covers the following core units: ■■ Apply plaster materials to complex internal surfaces ■■ Fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors ■■ Building methods and construction technology ■■ Information, quantities and communication ■■ Apply plaster materials to complex external surfaces ■■ Form screeds from granolithic surfaces ■■ Prepare and run insitu moulds ■■ Produce plaster components ■■ Position and fix fibrous plaster components. The programme also includes: Tutorials, Enrichment and Functional Skills. Opportunities Successful completion of this programme will allow you to seek employment in the Construction industry.

Craig Clark Plastering Having studied some construction at school Craig enrolled on the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering course as he plans to have a career as a Plasterer. Craig enjoys the practical element of the course, although at times it can be tricky he has been given sound training and gained knowledge from tutors with industry experience. When asked whether Craig would recommend the course to others he said ‘Yes, if you want to be a plasterer, come and learn from the best.’ Craig intends on progressing onto the Level 3 course to develop his skills further.


Level 1 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 multi-choice online end test 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: Enrichment and Functional Skills.

BrickLAYING IS A SKILL THAT STAYS WITH YOU FOREVER

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

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Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying

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 multi-choice 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 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 ■■ 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: Enrichment and Functional Skills.

The programme also includes: 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.

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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 OccupationsBricklaying.

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IN A TOUGH MARKET THE RIGHT SKILLS ARE ESSENTIAL


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, 5 written assignments, 3 online exams and an 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 ProgressionPlumbing, 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.

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 Certificate in Access to Building Services Engineering, or 4 GCSEs Grade C or above including English and maths, a successful entry test and an interview Method of Assessment: Practical tasks, a series of online 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 & Domestic Heating, a successful interview and entry test Method of Assessment: Practical tasks, a series of online 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 safety, 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.

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COUNTRYSIDE MANAGEMENT New for 2013/14 we are offering courses to those who are keen to work in the countryside in farming, conservation, woodland management or any other related field of work. The courses on offer will give you the practical training and technical knowledge that employers are looking for. Suitably qualified and experienced individuals are in demand for these skilled occupations which could involve you in everything from practical habitat conservation one day, to livestock or arable farming production another to leading a guided mountain bike trail the next.

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NEW BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You Need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above ideally English and Maths) or equivalent Method of Assessment: Coursework. All units the units are internally assessed through assignments Course Content The qualification is aimed at those interested in the management of the countryside and investigation of natural and managed environments. They are also available if you already have experience within the sector but seek a nationally recognised qualification as part of your career. You will study units that include the following: ■■ Environmental and Land-based Business ■■ Introduction to Agriculture and Conservation ■■ Introduction to Countryside Access and Recreation ■■ Introduction to Environmental Studies ■■ Undertake Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries. As part of the course you will undertake visits to local employers involved in recreation, conservation and agriculture. Opportunities On successful completion of the course you may progress to employment or, should you achieve a merit/distinction and have the relevant qualifications in English and Maths you could progress on to the Level 3 qualification in Countryside and Environment. Additional Information There will be an interview with the course Tutor prior to starting the course. You may be required to attend a voluntary residential course where you are involved in conservation activities. There would be a cost involved with this.

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NEW BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Countryside and Environment Start dates: January & September 2013 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You Need: 2 GCSEs (Grade D or above ideally English and Maths) or equivalent Method of Assessment: Coursework. All units the units are internally assessed through assignments Course Content This qualification has been developed to provide entry and progression into and within countryside and/or environmental industries that fall within the environmental and land based sector, perfect if you are interested in the management of the countryside and investigation of natural and managed environments You will study units that include the following: ■■ Introduction to Agriculture and Conservation ■■ Introduction to Countryside Access and Recreation ■■ Introduction to Environmental Studies. As part of the course you will undertake visits to local employers involved in recreation, conservation and agriculture. Opportunities On successful completion of the course you may progress to employment or, should you achieve a merit/distinction and have the relevant qualifications in English and Maths you could progress on to the Level 3 qualification in Countryside and Environment. Additional Information There will be an interview with the course Tutor prior to starting the course. You may be required to attend a voluntary residential course where you are involved in conservation activities. There would be a cost involved with this.

TIME TO GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY AND TRY A CAREER OUTDOORS


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NEW

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Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Countryside Management

Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs at grades C or above (including English Language and preferably Maths) or equivalent qualifications e.g. First Diploma in Countryside and Environment at Merit/Distinction including GCSE English Language at C or above Method of Assessment: Assignments and project work (this may be subject to change)

Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs at grades C or above (including English Language and Maths) or equivalent qualifications e.g. First Diploma in Countryside and Environment at Merit/ Distinction including GCSE English Language and Maths at C or above Method of Assessment: Assignments and project work (this may be subject to change)

Level:3 Duration: 2 years You Need: 5 GCSEs at grades C or above (including English Language and preferably Maths) or equivalent qualifications e.g. First Diploma in Countryside and Environment at Merit/Distinction including GCSE English Language at C or above Method of Assessment: Assignments and project work (this may be subject to change)

Course Content This course is for those people interested in the environmental and land-based sector. It will provide education and training for those who are interested in or are employed in a variety of types of work, such as in land management and associated industries.

Course Content This course is for those people interested in the environmental and land-based sector. It will provide education and training for those who are interested in or are employed in a variety of types of work, such as in land management and associated industries.

Course Content This course is for those people interested in the environmental and land-based sector. It will provide education and training for those who are interested in or are employed in a variety of types of work, such as in land management and associated industries.

You will undertake a number of units and examples of those are:

You will undertake a number of units and examples of those are:

You will undertake a number of units and examples of those are:

■■ Investigative Project in the Land-based Sector ■■ Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries ■■ Estate Skills ■■ Land Use and Environmental Issues ■■ Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation ■■ Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation ■■ Principles of Physical and Biological Environmental Processes ■■ You may be required to attend a voluntary residential course.

■■ Investigative Project in the Land-based Sector ■■ Estate Skills ■■ Land Use and Environmental Issues ■■ Principles of Physical and Biological Environmental Processes ■■ Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries ■■ Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation ■■ Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation ■■ You may be required to attend a voluntary residential course.

■■ Investigative Project in the Land-based Sector ■■ Land Use and Environmental Issues ■■ Principles of Physical and Biological Environmental Processes ■■ Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation ■■ You may be required to attend a voluntary residential course.

Opportunities Employment or progress to further education or training such as Foundation Degrees in Countryside Management or a similar related subject area. This will provide opportunities for those already in work and prepare for employment.

Opportunities Employment or progress to further education or training such as Foundation Degrees in Countryside Management or a similar related subject area. This will provide opportunities for those already in work and prepare for employment.

Opportunities Employment or progress to further education or training such as Foundation Degrees in Countryside Management or a similar related subject area. This will provide opportunities for those already in work and prepare for employment. It is the equivalent of 1 vocational A level. After successfully completing this qualification many students progress on to the second year of the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Countryside Management or in to employment.

It is the equivalent of 2 vocational A Levels. After successfully completing this qualification many students progress on to the second year of the level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management.

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Engineering & Automotive The Engineering Department is in a purpose-built facility at the College with a CAD suite and Rapid Prototyping technology. We can offer a wide choice of Engineering courses as well as the latest equipment and facilities. The extensive equipment we have includes comprehensive Mechanical & Electrical Engineering workshops, PLC and Electronics lab, mini diggers and rough terrain forklift so you can gain hands-on experience to help you in your learning. Our Engineering & Automotive 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). Our Vehicle Technology Centres provide you with the opportunity to work hands-on with modern equipment including a Honda hybrid car and two motor bikes - a Harley Davidson XL 1200 and Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

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Rebecca Finney Engineering/ Automotive ‘Don’t be afraid of studying a course that is predominantly male orientated’ is the advice from Rebecca who is on the IMI Level 2 in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair course. Rebecca likes the fact that the course has given her the opportunity to work on a variety of vehicles, meet new likeminded people and gain further knowledge into the industry. Having successfully completed the Level 1 course Rebecca moved onto Level 2, has gained valuable work experience and achieved Automotive student of the year.

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THE COLLEGE STARTED AS AN ENGINEERING COLLEGE 65 YEARS AGO SO WE KNOW HOW TO ENGINEER EXCELLENCE


Engineering Apprenticeships

BTEC Level 1 First Award in Engineering

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

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

The Engineering Apprenticeship provides the best possible preparation for 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: ■■ 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.

Course Content The course aims to give you a good basic grounding in Engineering. It focuses on practical skills delivered through the following subjects: ■■ The Engineering World ■■ Investigating an Engineering Project ■■ Health & Safety in Engineering ■■ Engineering Maintenance ■■ Engineering Materials ■■ Computer-aided Engineering ■■ Machining Techniques ■■ Electronic Circuit Design. 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.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Maintenance) 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 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 2 Diploma in Engineering (Manufacturing) Course Code: FGS80181 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 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 Engineering materials & 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 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.

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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 and 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.


NEW NEW BTEC Level 3 Diploma in (Manufacturing Engineering)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Design)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Environmental Sustainability

Course Code: FGS80211 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and Science, Level 2 Diploma (including Merit in maths, Science & one other unit) or other relevant qualification Method of Assessment: Coursework and tests

Course Code: FGS80291 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and Science, Level 2 Diploma (including Merit in maths, Science & one other unit) or other relevant qualification Method of assessment: Coursework and tests

Course Code: FGS80241 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and 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.

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.

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.

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

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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 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, petrochemical and textiles industries.

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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, petrochemical, textile, production design and construction industries.

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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NEW Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings & Structures)

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

IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Principles

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

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: IMI Level 2 Award or relevant automotive experience Method of Assessment: Practical and online assessment

Course Content This course aims to give you an introduction to electrical installations (building and structures) and is ideal if you wish for career progression within the electrotechnical industry.

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 two core units: ■■ Health and Safety, Environmental Legislation ■■ Practices, procedures and organising the work.

You will take three core subjects:

Additional units may include: ■■ Electrical installations technology ■■ Health and safety in building services engineering ■■ Installation of wiring systems and enclosures ■■ Principles of electrical science ■■ Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering.

You will also take six specialist units:

Opportunities This is a qualification that tests both practical and knowledge based skills in a realistic working environment. When you have successfully completed this qualification you will be at an Improver/Electrician’s Mate level. To become a fully qualified electrician you will need to progress onto Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology.

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■■ Engineering skills for vehicle repair ■■ Essential working practices in vehicle technology ■■ Vehicle electrical & electronic principles.

■■ 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.

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 Body Repair. 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 Paint Operations. 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 Motorcycle Maintenance. 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:

You will take 2 core subjects:

You will take 3 core subjects:

■■ Vehicle technical information ■■ Working safely and effectively during vehicle body repair 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.

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

■■ 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. 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.

Optional subjects may include: ■■ Basic vehicle preparation ■■ Vehicle paint application and minor defect rectification ■■ Vehicle refinishing materials ■■ Vehicle refinishing tools and equipment. 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 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.

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 two local riding schools, 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 handson 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 and catering for both full and part time liveries whilst The Haven at Saxilby boasts 6.5 acres, 10 stables and a fenced mÊnage. The Haven Equestrian Centre in Saxilby also offers a range or workbased qualifications which allow learners to develop and practice the skills required for employment within the equine industry. The Haven’s facilities provide for every discipline in horsemanship, and every level of experience.

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Level 1 Diploma in Work based Horse Care

Level 2 Diploma in Work based Horse Care

Course code: FHA00031 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: 2 GCSEs (grade F or above) including one in English, a sound knowledge of spoken and written English and an interest or previous experience with horses Method of Assessment: Coursework Portfolio

Course code: FHA00041 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 3 GCSEs (grade D or above) including one in science and a sound knowledge of spoken and written English. Students will be expected to demonstrate riding skills appropriate to the level and will undertake a riding assessment prior to the start of course Method of Assessment: Coursework Portfolio

Course Content Level 1 is ideal if you are just starting in your role, in order to develop and practice the skills required for employment.

Additional Information for all courses:

A variety of units will be offered and may include: ■■ Health and Safety ■■ Feed and water horses ■■ Principles of grooming and washing ■■ Assist with cleaning, putting on and off horse tack ■■ Lead and control a horse. Opportunities Progression to a Level 2 in work-based horse care or employment within the equine industry.

The course is run in conjunction with The Paddocks Riding Centre at Hough-on-the-Hill and The Haven at Saxilby with classes being held at the centres one day a week, with a further two days at College. Transportation will be provided from College to and from Houghon-the-Hill. Students will be expected to have riding hat, riding boots, jodhpurs and body protector.

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Course Content This course will suit you if you have some knowledge and basic skills with horses. A variety of units will be offered and may include: ■■ Clean and maintain stables ■■ Provide feed and water to horses ■■ Fit, remove and maintain tack for exercise ■■ Clean and groom horses for appearance ■■ Long rein a horse under supervision ■■ Plait and trim horses’ manes and tails. Opportunities Progression to a Level 3 in work-based horse care or employment within the equine industry.


City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma in Horse Care Course Code: FGB55141 Level: 2 Duration: 1 year You need: 3 GCSEs (Grade D or above, 1 in Science) 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 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 City & Guilds 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. This course offers a variety of related modules and may 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 City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care permits learners to progress to the NVQ Level 2 or 3 in a related sector, the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management or a suitable role under supervision in the workplace.

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Horse Management Course Code: FGB55171 Level: 3 Duration: 1 year You need: 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above to include English and Science), 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 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. This 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. This course offers a variety of related modules and may 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 City & Guilds 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.

City & Guilds Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma in Horse Management Course Code: FGB55181/ FGB55201 Level: 3 Duration: 2 years You need: 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above including English), or a Merit in a Horse related Level 2 Diploma. Students will be expected to demonstrate a suitable riding ability appropriate to the level of course, a riding assessment will be taken at the start 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. This course in Horse Management will 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). This course offers a variety of related modules and may 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 Equine Sector or progress to Higher Education in Equine studies.

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First Level Learning & Future Routes Our First Level Learning courses focus on a wide range of topics intended to develop personal, independent and work-related skills. We take pride in offering a caring and safe environment which will help to develop confidence in order for learners to reach their potential. These courses are ideal for those with few or no previous qualifications. Grantham College has a number of facilities designed for First Level Learning students, including a multi-sensory room, specially adapted kitchen, adapted minibus, HQ – which provides a calming environment for learners with Autism and Asperger’s, and a brand new facility to provide assistance with personal care. We also offer enterprise initiatives for work-based learning and practical workexperience including our own shop ‘Little Gems’ selling quality Fairtrade products and an internet café Café.com based off site at Hornsby Road in Grantham.

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Richard LaMyMan

First Level Learning PROMOTING INDEPENDENCE A former Sandon School pupil, Richard has found being on the Promoting Independence course to be a great help in improving his social skills. At the start of his course Richard was a very shy student but with the help of the teachers he has made some good friends as well as learning new skills. Richard enjoys time on the computer as well as the educational trips such as Sacrewell Farm and bowling. When asked how he would describe his course he said ‘Keeps me safe’ and about the college, Richard said ‘it is a lovely place.’

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WE CREATE A HAPPY SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR LEARNERS


Transitions Xtra

Little Gems LITTLE Gems is a First Level Learning initiative situated in the Foyer of Grantham College. This retail outlet enables students from the First Level Learning area to gain valuable work experience skills in a realistic retail environment. Students are involved in the following; ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

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Ordering of stock Pricing and recording stock Sales Working with the public, staff and other students Banking of monies Displaying products in an eyecatching way Any other duties that increase their confidence, always with 1:1 support from college staff.

The shop sells a wide variety of gifts and seasonal products. Many products sold in LITTLE Gems support FAIRTRADE.

City & Guilds Promoting Independence (Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities & Complex Needs)

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 2-3) 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 Functional 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. Course leader Julie Doughty, is very experienced in supporting transition into and through College and has specialist qualifications in supporting learners with ASD.

Course Code: FGA25131 Level: Entry Level 1 Duration: 1 or 2 years 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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CaFE.com The recently refurbished café based at Hornsby Road in Grantham is staffed by First Level Learning students and provides a real work opportunity in preparation for employment in the local community. The learners in this area gain valuable experience by working in the café, preparing food and serving customers as well as facilitating a food delivery service to the colleges outreach centres. There is an exciting range of specialist teas and coffees along side freshly baked, homemade food of excellent quality at affordable prices. This facility is open to the general public, staff and students daily from 10.00am to 3.15pm. Please contact tparkes@ grantham.ac.uk or telephone 01476 402276 to discuss further.

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Progression in Life Skills

NOCN Diploma in Skills for Work

Course Code: FGA25041 Level: Entry Level 1-2 Duration: 1 year You Need: No formal qualifications Method of Assessment: Continual assessment

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 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 selfesteem and confidence through a Certificate in Personal Progress and a Diploma 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 ■■ Getting about safely ■■ Health & fitness ■■ Hobbies ■■ Independent living ■■ Law & order ■■ Personal care and hygiene ■■ 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.

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 Diploma 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.


Future Routes 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.

Progression to Vocational Experience

Routes to Employability Course Code: FGA25151 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: A basic level of numeracy and literacy skills. Method of Assessment: You will assessed by continuous coursework

Course Code: FGA25141 Level: 1 Duration: 1 year You need: A basic level of numeracy and literacy skills. Method of Assessment: Coursework, portfolio and assessments. Course Content This course offers the opportunity to study and explore a variety of different vocational areas whilst working on research and study skills. Learners will also develop their Literacy, Numeracy and IT Skills as part of the Functional Skills Programme. The core modules delivered include: Developing 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. This course offers a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies. The vocational elements included within the course are: ■■ Hospitality ■■ ICT ■■ Performing Arts ■■ Science and Sport ■■ Travel & Tourism. You will also achieve a BTEC Level 1 award in Personal & Social Development. Opportunities The programme is personalised to each individual learner and can provide progression on to employment or a Level 2 course.

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 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/Automotive Health & Social Care/Early Years Hospitality & Catering ICT Small Animal Care Sport and leisure Travel & Tourism.

Learners will also complete functional skills qualifications in English, maths and ICT and a BTEC Level 1 award in Personal & Social Development. Opportunities This course can offer progression on to Level 2 vocational qualifications offered by the College or an Apprenticeship.

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HAIR & BEAUTY A career in Hair & Beauty could be ever-changing, as new techniques and trends evolve, you’ll always have something new to learn and perfect. Grantham College offers a range of Hair & Beauty courses that will allow you to explore and learn a variety of techniques and therapies. You will gain hands-on experience in our Eve Taylor appointed onsite salon - ‘Premier Hair & Beauty’, which is open to the public, as well as being taught by our industry-experienced staff. Premier Hair & Beauty have strong links with L’Oreal and are also a Wella GB Centre of Excellence, which is in recognition of the high-standards of training we offer.

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Emma Dellaway Hairdressing A love for hairdressing was the reason for Emma to enrol on the Level 1 Hairdressing course, progressing up to Level 3. Since starting at the college Emma has attended the salon exhibition, taken part in the L’Oreal training day, completed a barbering technical day and a spray tanning course. She is now fully qualified and is working part time in a salon. Learning new skills, working independently and the challenges at every level were what Emma liked most about the course.

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MEMBERS OF THE Public visit the SALON which helps our students train IN a professional ENVIRONMENT


in Sleaford

Grantham College in Sleaford offers a range of Hair & Beauty courses as well as a selection of Higher Education programmes, with the benefit of being closer to home! The facilities in Sleaford include a fully-equipped Hairdressing Salon and Beauty Therapy Salon, as well as a dedicated massage suite.

Hairdressing, Barbering Apprenticeship & Beauty Therapy

VTCT Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy

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.

Premier Salon within Grantham College is an Eve Taylor appointed salon which is open to the public, where you will be able to gain real-life experience of working with clients.

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.

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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.

VTCT Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Woman’s Hairdressing (L1&L2) 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.

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Freya Tanner Beauty After having a taste of hair & beauty at school Freya decided to follow through on beauty and applied for the Beauty Therapy courses, Level 3. Meeting new clients is one of the things Freya likes best about the course and she describes the courses as rewarding, enjoyable and challenging. Whilst studying Freya has taken part in a week’s residential work experience at Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire, visited Lancôme in Paris on a 3 day trip, gained work experience in a salon in Italy for 2 weeks and carried out various treatments in local care homes, school and businesses.


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.

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.

VTCT Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Woman’s Hairdressing Course Code: FGB40031 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 Styling and dressing hair colouring.

Opportunities Employment opportunities can include progression to managerial positions within the industry in the UK and overseas and teaching.

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. 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.

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING If your ambition is to work in the Hospitality & Catering industry, Grantham College is a great place to begin. The combination of highly-trained teaching staff, specialist facilities and a professional training kitchen will equip you with the skills required to work in this demanding industry. Grantham College offers practical experience through its very own Apple Tree restaurant – located on campus. The restaurant is open to the public and will allow you to gain real-life experience of working in the Hospitality & Catering industry.

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Jake Whitaker Hospitality & Catering Jake came to the College with little knowledge of catering, but has grown to become one of our best students. Because of his ability in the kitchen, Jake has been chosen for a placement at the prestigious Savoy Hotel in London – where he will be learning from some of the top Chefs in the country. Through his hard work and dedication, Jake is well on his way to achieving his ambition of being a topclass Chef.

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LEARN FROM THE WORLD’S TOP CHEFS AND GET A TASTE OF THE INDUSTRY


Hospitality & Catering Apprenticeships You would need to be in relevant paid employment and working at least thirty hours a week to undertake this Apprenticeship. To reflect the many career options on offer for those working in this sector, this Apprenticeship has several pathways. If you’re interested in working ‘front of house’, you could train as waiting staff and learn how to serve customers, or train in drinks service – one of the fastest growing sub-sectors. Apprentices interested in cookery could either train as a chef in a restaurant, or learn how to cook on a large scale for institutions like the NHS or armed forces. You could work in all sorts of kitchens, from fine-dining to chain restaurants through to gastro-pubs. There are specialist pathways to cover all kinds of fare, including Bangladeshi, Thai, Chinese, and Indian. Apprentices with an interest in the hospitality side of the sector could be working in a hotel reception area, helping to run a B&B or youth hostel, or keeping a hotel clean and tidy. The minimum duration for an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship would be 12 months with opportunity to progress onto an Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship (subject to job role and duties).

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. Units for the qualification include: ■■ Introduction to the catering and hospitality industry ■■ 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 personal workplace skills ■■ Prepare and cook food by a variety of cooking methods ■■ Regeneration of pre-prepared food ■■ Cold food preparation. In addition to the food qualification, further units will enable the completion of a Food and Beverage Service qualification. 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 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. Units for the qualification include: ■■ Investigate the hospitality and catering industry ■■ Food safety in catering ■■ Health & Safety in catering and hospitality ■■ Healthier foods and special diets in catering ■■ Catering operations, costs and menu planning ■■ Applying workplace skills ■■ Prepare and cook food by a variety of cooking methods ■■ Produce various patisserie products. In addition to the food qualification, further units will enable the completion of a Food and Beverage Service qualification. 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 Following on from a new calendar of trips for students last year, this year’s intake will continue visits to local hotels, restaurants, food providers and producers as well as 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 micro-brewery, specialist pastry shops, as well as a tour of the city. As part of the Leonardo programme, Level 3 students will spend two week’s 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 environment.

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AppLE Tree 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

Ravioli of squash and spinach with a wild mushroom sauce dressed with Lincolnshire truffle oil and parmesan shavings Soused Mackerel on a soft herb salad with balsamic pickled vegetables Sautéed lambs kidneys set on a cucumber and beetroot salad

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Stuffed lamb shanks on a Moroccan style couscous with mint and apricot cream Steamed ballotine of chicken with a fine herb stuffing and red wine jus Crisp polenta and roasted Mediterranean vegetables with a seasonal salad and classic French dressing

Desserts

Seasonal fruit fritters served with a sabayon sauce Lime and mascarpone cheesecake served with limoncello crème fraiche and glazed limes Raspberry and chocolate truffle torte cake

OPEN TIMES Lunch time: Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri. Evenings: Tue, Wed & Thu. Please call to book on: 01476 400227


City & 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 Apple Tree 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 & 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 Apple Tree 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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PERFORMING ARTS & MEDIA The Creative Industries is one of the fastest growing areas of employment and entrepreneurship in the country. We only have to remember the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London to see the vast array of creative, technical, professional and support roles essential for events like this which take place all the time. Our Performing Arts course will give you opportunities to develop and extend skills across the disciplines of acting, musical theatre and dance in our fully equipped dedicated performing arts studio and rehearsal space. 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. If a career in the Media industry is your dream then we have excellent media facilities including an editing suite and production studio providing you with the skills to progress into your chosen career.

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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 workrelated 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. e.g. Headphones and tapes. 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.

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production Course Code: FGA05141 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: Assignments and portfolio of work Course Content The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production 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 production skills in moving image, television, print, photography and radio-based industries. It focuses on the planning, production and editing of a broad range of media products using the latest digital technology. You will also learn how to analyse media products made by Media professionals from both mainstream and alternative productions. The course covers a variety of moving image related subjects such as: ■■ Advertising production ■■ Stop motion animation ■■ Corporate & promotional video production ■■ Factual programme production techniques ■■ Photography and photographic practice ■■ Video editing. 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.

We offer 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.


NEW BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

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. Method of Assessment: Practical assignments, professional practice, productions and portfolio

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 Extended Diploma Level 3 is a nationally recognised qualification that is equivalent to 3 A Levels and therefore provides a natural stepping stone to courses in higher education and employment. The structure of the course allows you to specialise in the areas which interest you most, such as stage lighting, sound or stage management. Projects enable you to build skills through workshops and preparation for a series of performances. You will be involved in preparing sets, props and costumes, designing lighting effects and planning front of house tasks to support productions performed by other groups in the college and local community. Typical productions include; ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Pantomime Straight drama Musicals Live music gigs, art installations, exhibition and event design.

Theoretical understanding of the performing arts business and its history is integrated into practical work. There is an emphasis on working as part of a group as well as developing individual skills. Opportunities On successful completion of the course there will be opportunities to continue onto Higher Education courses at University or to go into employment within the industry. Currently there is a national shortage of suitably qualified and experienced people able to work in the field of live events and technical production. Equipment and Costs As a student on this course you will need appropriate clothing, black tops and trousers for all practical work. Clothing including the college performing arts logo is available to order through the Art shop within the Arts Centre, which also stocks a range of art materials and equipment at competitive prices.

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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PUBLIC SERVICES Our Public Services courses offer more than just qualifications, they are designed to give you a real head-start in your chosen career. Whether it is your ambition to join one of the Blue Light Emergency services or one of the Armed Forces, Public Services will prepare you whilst building your knowledge, confidence and physical fitness. Our links to the military and civilian uniformed services will allow you to gain practical hands-on experience, including training with the Army, mock interviews with the RAF and taster sessions as a fire-fighter. The course also includes many team-building activities and adventurous training expeditions, all of which will provide you with many of the personal qualities and skills required by the services.

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Poppy Macky Public Services Poppy has always dreamed of joining the police service so the Public Services course was the obvious choice to help her achieve the dream. Poppy enjoys all aspects of the course although the trips and expeditions she has found the most useful, including the challenging trips to Wales. During her time at Grantham College Poppy has achieved student of the year for Public Services which she says is down to hard work. Poppy is now studying a BSC Hons in Policing & Criminal Investigation at the University of Staffordshire.

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WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVE IS KEY TO PUBLIC SERVICES


BTEC Level 2 Diploma / 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 its effects on society 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 an 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 Language), or equivalent qualifications e.g. First Diploma in Public Services at Merit/Distinction including English Language 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.

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 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.

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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The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is a charity set up to support young adults in order for them to develop new qualities and skills whilst taking part in different activities. Achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to universities. You can make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime. You may already be undertaking voluntary work that may be recognised by the award scheme. The College has received a grant of just over £6,500 from the National Lottery, which has enabled the Public Services Department to buy the equipment required to support 16 students on an expedition at any given time.

Adventurous Training TRIPS 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 2012 the Level 3 students 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 If you’re fascinated by Science - our Applied Science courses could be just what you’re looking for. We cover all aspects of Applied Science, including Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will be taught by tutors with real, relevant experience in the field. As well as our own fully-equipped laboratories, our links with the University of Lincoln mean that you will be able to use their state-of-the-art laboratories, with the latest analytical and specialist forensic equipment. Our theory and practical sessions will give you all the knowledge you need for a wide variety of careers. In fact, many of our Students have progressed to Higher Education courses, including Forensic Science and Biomedical Science.

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Helen Whitworth Forensic Science Having had her family Helen decided she wanted to return to education to keep her mind active, do something different and enrol on a course that would gain her new skills – so she enrolled on the BTEC Applied Science course. Practical aspects of the course included mock autopsies as well as a trip to Lincoln University to use their equipment and The Deep in Hull. Whilst studying Helen undertook several work placements including working at the Phoenix school for 4 months and working with people with social or mental difficulties – all of this has helped Helen gain a triple distinction and gain a place at the University of Leeds on a Mental Health degree.

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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.

PROGRESSION 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.

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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SPORT The Sport & Leisure industry has expanded rapidly in response to the focus on healthy lifestyles and fitness in society and is poised to become even more popular after the success at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics - the courses on offer will give you the chance to learn more about this fast growing area. On successful completion of your course there will be plenty of opportunities for work in areas such as coaching, fitness or facility management. 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.

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Sean Hannigan Sport Sean has recently completed the Level 3 Sports Development, Fitness & Coaching course where he described the course as being exciting, physical and fun. When asked what Sean liked most about the course he said ‘Getting to do a vast amount of different sports, some of which I have never tried before and getting to design my own games and fitness circuits.’ Sean would highly recommend the course as he says the tutors are ‘spot on’ with advice as they all have different specialised backgrounds with a vast amount of knowledge.

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We have a variety of outdoor and indoor facilitIes


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

PowerSport Health & Fitness Centre is open to the general public and all students attending courses of at least 450 hours per academic year. The fitness team can devise personal exercise plans, in conjunction with regular aerobic testing and body fat monitoring, to ensure you achieve the ‘New You’. In addition to PowerSport the college has an all-weather sports pitch and quality multi-purpose sports hall available for badminton, indoor football, table tennis and basketball. All our facilities are available on a ‘pay as you go’ basis, or if you wish you can make a commitment towards a more active lifestyle and become a full member of the centre - the choice is yours! To book any of the PowerSport facilities or talk to the fitness team please contact 01476 400292 or email powersport@ grantham.ac.uk or lcoy@grantham.ac.uk or for further information please visit: www.grantham.ac.uk/powersport

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 course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Subjects covered include: ■■ Anatomy & physiology ■■ 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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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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ALEX PERRY TABLE TENNIS COACH Alex Perry was an England senior international player for 15 years, winning four Commonwealth gold medals and 13 national titles. He competed in the Swedish national league for six years. He then graduated from the University of Nottingham with a First Class Honours Degree in Management Studies where he then went on to work as a National team coach with the Olympic Performance programme. Alex was then selected for the UK Sport “Elite Coach Programme” in 2007. Alex is currently Head coach of our Table Tennis Academy and Curriculum Manager for Academies and Recreational Sport. As an ETTA Level 3 coach Alex has been working with the national team for three years and is head coach at the East Midlands high performance centre and current England Selector for youth squads.


Table Tennis ACADEMY 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.

LAURENCE SWEENEY TABLE TENNIS Laurence decided to study at Grantham College, on a BTEC SubDiploma in Sport as it meant he was also able to join the Table Tennis Academy. During his time in the academy Laurence has become a Junior Derby four star runner up, National Junior Quarter finalist, 7th in the Junior top 14 tournament and has won two banded events at two different senior Grand Prix. Once Laurence has finished his studies he hopes to play table tennis abroad.

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 ■■ Travel provided with a coach to a range of domestic competitions ■■ Video analysis and multiball training.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM Our Travel & Tourism courses strive to offer a great combination of taught lessons and practical training, either in our full-scale replica aircraft – Grantham Air – including baggage handling, check-in and security area, or through external visits. This year some of our Travel & Tourism students were able to visit Rimini in Italy, where they gained valuable experience working in a range of hotels as well as visits to Virgin Atlantic training centre, Liverpool Tate Modern, The Lowry Centre and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Grantham College also has an excellent network of professional contacts, including travel agents, hotels and airlines. Working closely with these means you can gain an even greater understanding of what it is like to work in this busy and exciting industry.

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Tom Moorhouse Travel & Tourism Having studied the airline course Tom progressed onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 3 where he enjoyed putting into practice the skills he had learned in the classroom and onboard the mock air cabin. Tom undertook a 2 week work experience placement in Rimini, Italy where he worked on reception at a hotel. Tom said the experience was invaluable, he got to see how a hotel is run overseas and learned some Italian whilst there.

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TAKE OFF WITH GRANTHAM AIR TO YOUR EXCITING CAREER DESTINATION


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 4 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: ■■ Emergency procedures ■■ The role of cabin crew onboard ■■ NCFE Resort Repping. 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.

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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. 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.

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: ■■ 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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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 2013/2014, excluding meals, will be available from January 2013. 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. Our accommodation was inspected by OFSTED in March 2012 and graded Outstanding. 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.

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.


Library 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.

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.

Study SKILLS SUPPORT 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.

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 Refectory & Nixx 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, panini, bagels, salads and jacket potatoes, as well as stationery, cards, personal items and postage stamps. Evening meals are available from 4.30pm Tuesday-Thursday. Apple Tree Restaurant Students, staff and the general public are also welcome to dine in the College’s Apple Tree restaurant (open for lunch Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Early Bird Grill Night on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Fine Dining on Wednesday evening) 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 at 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.

Childcare 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 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. Nursery opening times are 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Nursery fees are charged at £4.35 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 & 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 12.00pm-2.00pm and Wednesdays 12.00pm-1.00pm.

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 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.

Useful Information

College Policies

Additional Costs Clothing & Equipment

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. To this end Grantham College has a Safeguarding Policy which 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.

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.

Student Finance

Free Course Fees

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.

If you will be under 19 as of 1 September 2013 the courses listed in this prospectus may be FREE – there are no registration, tuition or examination fees. However, there will be a charge should you need to re-sit examinations.

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.

Tuition fees for learners aged 19 or over as of 1 September 2013 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 in certain age categories who are undertaking a first Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.

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 Level 3. 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 support available from the College.

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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.

Safeguarding

Disability Statement 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.

Equal Opportunities & 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 College’s commitment to effectively manage and embed equality, diversity and inclusion.


To fill out this form follow the steps below. When completed, please send this application form to the following FREEPOST address.

The Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment Team, Grantham College, FREEPOST NG4296, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9BR

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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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After your interview you may receive an offer of a place and a letter of confirmation with an “Acceptance Offer Slip”. We will provide updates on your application and invite you to an PreInduction Day in June/July. Prior to the start of your course you will be sent joining instructions.

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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

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

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

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

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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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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.

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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 24 September 2012 5.00pm-8.00pm Monday 12 November 2012 5.00pm-8.00pm

Spring Open Evening Monday 4 February 2013 5.00pm-8.00pm

Summer Open Evening (Focusing on adult learning, Part-Time and Higher Education) Monday 10 June 2013 5.00pm-8.00pm Grantham College in Sleaford will also be open. 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.

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.

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

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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.

Higher Education Grantham College is an Associate College of the University of Bedfordshire and Bishop Grosseteste. In conjunction with these Universities 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.

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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AWards Our Awards At the end of each academic year Grantham College celebrates the success of its students at the Annual Awards Ceremony. Each curriculum area chooses their own winners based upon student attendance, progression, achievement and extracurricular activities. The ceremony is attended by award winners, their families, college corporation members, special guests and guest speakers. It truly is a fantastic night to share your success and be proud of your time at Grantham College!

WE NEED YOU

Marketing Helpers Throughout the year the college holds several open evenings and attends events in the community (e.g. Grantham Carnival) which require the help of our students. The marketing team are looking for current students who are willing to give up a few hours to help promote the college, talk to potential students about college life and give tours of the facilities during our open evenings.

If you would like to help at events throughout the year (or even just one!) please contact the Marketing Team by emailing marketingteam@grantham.ac.uk or you can find us in Elsham House next to room 47.

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