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Welcome Welcome to Grantham – the best kept secret in the Midlands! Only an hour away from the excitement of London or Leeds and characterised by stunning scenery, great shopping and famous residents. Grantham has a long tradition of excellent education – the world famous scientist, Isaac Newton, was born and educated in the town, and today Grantham College is carrying on the tradition. No longer a small, sleepy market town, Grantham offers the best of both worlds – a thriving centre packed with cafés, bars and quaint old pubs, alongside well-known restaurant chains and unique eateries, yet only 30

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minutes from one of the UK’s liveliest cities, Nottingham. If you prefer country walks to retail therapy and nightlife, you won’t be disappointed – Grantham is bordered by lush countryside that is spectacular in all seasons and peppered with stately homes and castles, some of which have featured in Hollywood movies. For sporty types, there are a variety of gyms and local facilities for badminton, climbing, football, swimming and more, and the College also boasts a fully-equipped fitness centre. Whether you’re local or new to the area, you will find the town warm and welcoming – large enough to offer variety, yet small enough to feel at home.


CONTENTS 03 Why Choose Grantham College 04 Qualifications Guide 08, 09, 15 Case Studies 19, 20 Facilities & Support 21 Finance & Applications 22 Stay Connected 22 How To Apply

HE COURSES 05 Art & Design 06 Business 07, 10 Care 08 Computing 11 Engineering 11 Public Services 12 Sport 12, 13 Teaching

PROFESSIONAL COURSES 14 Management 16, 18 Leadership for Care 17 Human Resource Management

CONTACT Call us on 01476 400250 Visit us at www.grantham.ac.uk Follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/granthamcollege


OUR COLLEGE Why choose to study at Grantham College? There are lots of benefits of being a HIGHER EDUCATION student in a Further Education college:

Great Travel Links Situated close to the A1 main road it is easy for students to travel to the College from anywhere in the U.K. There are also excellent rail links, with London and Leeds only an hour away.

The University of Bedfordshire Our link with The University of Bedfordshire gives you the opportunity to study right up to Degree level whilst still staying close to home. The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, vibrant university with world-class facilities and excellent progression rates, 92 per cent of their graduates are either in work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers survey 2009).

Industry Experienced Staff All of our staff are experts within their fields, having many years of recent and relevant experience in their area, that means they know what you will need in order to follow a career in your chosen path.

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Stay Local There are lots of benefits to studying locally: ■■ Fit in learning around your own commitments ■■ Keep your social life ■■ Live at home or independently whilst you study ■■ Prevent racking up large student debts.

Excellent Facilities There are many facilities available to students at Grantham College. From purchases of food and drink in our bustling café, Nixx, to burning off the calories in the Power Sport Gym. The Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon is open to students and the general public, where a full range of treatments is available at reasonable prices. Students and the general public can also choose to have a sumptuous meal in the Witham Room restaurant on the top floor most lunchtimes and two evenings a week.

IQER- Top Marks Grantham College has been awarded the highest possible result for the quality of it’s Higher Education provision following a recent review by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). QAA, similar to Ofsted but for University level courses, introduced a new method of inspection called IQER, which is specifically devised to assess how Further Education colleges meet their responsibilities for Higher

Education and maintain the level of the University type courses. Grantham College was successful in all areas which included academic standards, quality of learning and accuracy of public information.

Accommodation on Site Accommodation is available on campus in Sedgewick hall and Sedgewick Mews. 67 places are available and all rooms are furnished with most having their own en-suite facilities. Within short distance of the town centre they are based in an ideal location.

Small Class Size Our small class sizes of between 12 and 15 students mean that you will always get lots of contact time with staff; this also offers a more personal approach to learning in an environment where you matter.

Personal Tutors and Support All students who enrol onto a course are allocated a personal tutor. They will monitor and support you with your academic progress and provide help when necessary. There are also a wide range of support services available to you whilst studying at Grantham College. These include learning support tailored to your needs, careers advice and guidance, counselling, mental health worker and a nurse on site.


QUALIFICATIONS GUIDE TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

LEVEL ■■ HNC ■■ UCPD ■■ NVQ 4

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Entry Requirements: Dependent on course.

STILL NEED ADVICE?

Higher Education is about taking your education to the next level. A range of qualification levels are offered by the College – this will enable you to start at the right level and progress onto further qualifications. Through our partner College association with the University of Bedfordshire you have the opportunity to study right up to degree level. The illustration below shows the different types of Higher Education qualifications offered by the College, the entry requirements needed for each level and how the qualifications compare against each other.

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■■ Foundation Degree ■■ HND ■■ NVQ5 Entry Requirements: 2 A Levels, Access or equivalent, AVCE, or National Diploma.

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Entry Requirements: Dependent on course, guidance will be given.

Please give our Advice and Guidance support staff a call on 0800 0521 577

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HNC/HND Art & Design Level: 4/5 Duration: HNC 1 year/HND 2 years You need: This is a course which will suit students who have an interest in a wide range of Visual Art specialisms and will provide opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher skills in an art, craft and design context. Method of Assessment Assessment is through continuous coursework, such as practical projects, visual and oral presentations and written assignments. Course Content The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is the first year of the two year Diploma (HND) course and can be taken as a standalone qualification or as the first year of a two year programme. It comprises a wide range of creative units. The course will introduce you to a broad range of practical skills in both two and three dimensions and develops a critical awareness of the historical, contextual and social issues relevant to contemporary art and design practice. The first year of the course, the HNC, is made up of a variety of modules including: ■■ Visual Communication in Art and Design ■■ Ideas Generation and Development ■■ Professional Practice ■■ Project design, implementation and evaluation. The course will enable you to explore your own individual creative approach to identifying a professional pathway towards two dimensional

and three dimensional creative visual arts practice. This will be supported through live projects, competitions, visiting speakers and trips which will be set to inspire and promote a broad understanding, along with essential links to the creative industries. The second year of the programme aims to give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area based on the specialisms of staff and facilities here at Grantham. These currently include:■■ Ceramics – hand build, slip casting, plaster mould making, Raku, throwing wheels, gas/electric kilns ■■ Glass – cutting, forming, casting, kiln work ■■ Print – etching, lino, collagraph, dry point ■■ Metal – casting, brazing and chip forge area ■■ Wood – carving, turning ■■ Photography – studio photography, darkroom, digital ■■ Graphic Design Studio and MAC suite. Opportunities The course aims to provide opportunities for students to gain a nationally recognised qualification to enter employment or progress to higher education such as a full-time degree in art, craft and design or related area. There are a wide variety of careers available in the creative industries and this is a growth area nationally. Traditional careers include professional artist, freelance designer in industrial/ product design, graphic design, packaging design, glass design, exhibition design, interior and spatial design, illustrator and photographer.

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“The course will enable students to explore their own unique and individual creative approach


HND in Business Level: 5 Duration: 2 year full-time /part-time options are available You need: To have attained a minimum 120 UCAS points from a Level 3 programme of study to be accepted onto the programme. You are also required to have a level two or a grade C or above in English and/or Maths. You will need to provide references and to attend an interview prior to acceptance. Method of Assessment Assessment will be carried out for each module using a variety of methods including assignments, presentations, research projects, personal journal and other locally devised assessment. Course Content This course is designed to provide for the needs of a wide range of individuals who wish to gain academic knowledge and understanding of how business works and to evaluate the application of business principles. The HND Level 5 qualification develops students’ abilities and personal skills in management, analysis and presentation of information to enable them to progress to independent learners, and it gives them a clear route to employment and degree courses.

The units for this programme have been selected to offer you the best opportunities for progression, both academically and professionally. Areas of study include: ■■ Business Decision Making ■■ Business Environment ■■ Business Strategy ■■ E-Business Operations ■■ English Legal System ■■ Managing Communications ■■ Managing Financial Resources & Decisions ■■ Managing Human Resources ■■ Marketing Principles ■■ Organisational Behaviour ■■ Research Project. Opportunities On successful completion of the course there is the opportunity to progress to the second or third year of an undergraduate degree or directly into employment in an associated profession.

Professional Qualification If you are already in employment and would like to progress further in your career then why not take a look at our professional qualifications. These are work based qualifications, specifically designed to help you further develop a career in your chosen area. See page 13 for more details.

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Foundation Degree Children, Families & Community Health Level: 4/5 Duration: 3 year part-time, 1 day p/w You need: 1 ‘A ’level or equivalent e.g. level 3 course + GCSE English or a portfolio of learning and experience. All students must successfully complete the University Certificate in Children, Families and Community Health to progress onto year 2 All students are required to obtain a current Criminal Records Bureau Certificate. Method of Assessment Assessment will be carried out at the end of each module, using a variety of methods; for example, essays, reports, phase tests and poster presentations. Each module successfully achieved equates to 15 credits at either Level 1 or 2. Course Content This course allows you to access Higher Education with or without formal qualifications, although a Level 3 qualification in a Care or Early Years related subject would be beneficial. The course is made up of 16 units covering a variety of topic areas including:

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Childhood Health & Physiology Community, Health & Well-being Differences & Diversity in Britain Foundations for Psychology Language & Communication Development ■■ Social Context of Family Life ■■ Strategies for Parenting ■■ Study Skills, Research & Personal Development. Studying on this course will enable you to enhance your professional qualifications and develop your personal and professional skills. Opportunities On completing this course students will have a greater knowledge and skills base, qualities that will better prepare them for their roles in the health and social care sector. Possible career developments could be as: ■■ Early Years Management/ Practitioners ■■ Home Start Workers ■■ Parent Support Advisors ■■ Sure Start Workers. On successful completion of their Foundation Degree students may choose to continue their studies and top up their qualification to a full Honours Degree at a University of their choice Funding is means tested and may be available for this course.

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BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC)/ Diploma (HND) In Computing and Systems Development (QCF) Level: 4/5 Duration: HNC 1 year/ HND 2 years You need: A BTEC level 3 qualification in IT with a Merit profile or above. Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include work experience (paid or unpaid).

■■ Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation: be able to formulate a project, be able to implement the project within agreed procedures and to specification, be able to evaluate the project outcomes and be able to present the project outcomes.

Method of Assessment This is a mixture of written assignments, timed constrained assessment and a portfolio of practical work.

Optional units from:

Course Content The HNC is awarded on successful completion of 8 units and the HND on the successful completion of 16 units. Mandatory units include: ■■ Business Skills for e-Commerce: understand the structure and aims of business organizations, understand the impact of e-Commerce and be able to design e-Commerce solutions. ■■ Computer Systems: understand the function of computer systems, be able to design computer systems, be able to build and configure computer systems and be able to undertake routine maintenance on computer systems. ■■ Employability and Professional Development: be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development, be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills, understand the dynamics of working with others and be able to develop strategies for problem solving.

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■■ Networking: Networking Technologies, Routing Concepts, Design a Small or Home Office Network, Network Operating Systems ■■ Security: Network Security, IT Security Management, Digital Forensics ■■ Software Development: Computer Games Design and Development, Distributed Software Applications, Human Computer Interaction, Programming in .NET ■■ Web: Web Applications Development, Website Design, Website Management. Opportunities This course will prepare you for a career in business as computing and IT professionals and in public service in general. The Edexcel BTEC HNC/HND qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional bodies. The BTEC HNC/ HND is well regarded in the computing and IT industry and therefore will offer the opportunity for gainful employment. Students can also progress direct to the third year of a full degree course at University.

“This course will prepare you for a career in business as computing and IT professionals and in public service in general.


THE COURSE OF MY LIFE As a young adult, I neither had the support or the motivation to succeed in education. After having spent years travelling and living abroad, I returned to England and found very limited job prospects. I saw The Access to Higher Education course at Grantham College as a first step back into education and as a way to open doors for new opportunities. The Foundation Degree in Families, Parenting and Communities presented an alternative route to a ‘traditional’ degree. I was able to enter higher education whilst starting a family and continuing to work. On completion of the course, I progressed onto the final year of the Bsc (Hons) Degree in Public and Community Health at De Montfort University. Returning to education has provided me with the opportunity to face new challenges, and acquire invaluable skills, understanding and confidence. Since my graduation in 2008, I have been employed at Grantham College as a Personal Tutor. I continue to welcome opportunities to further my professional development and have recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

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Higher National Diploma (HND) in Health & Social Care (SUBJECT TO ACCREDITATION) Level: 5 Duration: This qualification is a 2 year course. You will be required to attend College 2 days per week. You need: 5 GCSEs Grade A-C (including English and maths), and a BTEC National Diploma in Health & Social Care, or GNVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care, or a GCE Advanced level profile which demonstrates a strong performance in a relevant subject, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate and have related work experience or be working in health and social care. All students are required to have or obtain a current Criminal Records Bureau Certificate. Method of Assessment This course is assessment based. Assessment of learners practice will be observed to ensure the learners are demonstrating competence within their placement opportunity. Course Content This qualification provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace and prepares learners for employment in the Health & Social Care sector. The HND in Health & Social Care involves a placement for 1-2 days per week (if you are not already in employment) for a minimum of 200 hours over the duration of the course. You will be expected to find your own placement.

Course content comprises: ■■ Unit 1 - Communicating in Health & Social Care ■■ Unit 2 - Health & Safety in the Health & Social Care workplace ■■ Unit 3 - Personal & Professional Development ■■ Unit 4 - Principle of Health & Social Care ■■ Unit 5 - Research Project ■■ Unit 6 - Working in Partnership in Health & Social Care. You will have to complete mandatory units 1-5 plus 8 optional units depending on credit value. Optional units include: ■■ Community Development Work ■■ Complementary Therapies ■■ Contemporary Issues in Health & Social Care ■■ Managing Human Resources in Health & Social Care ■■ Physiological Principles for Health & Social Care ■■ Psychology for Health & Social Care ■■ Safeguarding in Health & Social Care ■■ The Role of Public Health in Health & Social Care Varied methods of teaching are used throughout the course including: research, case studies, assignments, role play, scenarios, presentations, group discussions and practical demonstrations. This enables learners to relate theory taught sessions to practical work carried out in their placement opportunities. Opportunities On successful completion of the course there is the opportunity to progress on to Degree level or the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.

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ENGINEERING CASE STUDY LAWRENCE KEEN I first came to Grantham College to study for a BTEC National Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering. After completing the course I found that I wanted to continue learning. I decided to stay on at Grantham College to enrol on the Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering course. I enjoyed my previous course so staying on at College was the best choice for me rather than going to University, not to mention the difference in cost! I loved the practical side of the course, especially having the opportunity to make circuit boards and build electrical circuits which I then had to test. I was also able to design and develop my own project. Shortly before I completed the course, I applied for a role with Froment power test solutions. After seeing that I was close to gaining my HNC, they invited me for a further interview and I got the job! I now work as a Trainee Electrical Technician within the company.


Higher National Certificate (HNC) /Diploma (HND)In Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Services

Level: 4/5 Duration: HNC 1.5 years/ HND 3 years You need: A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an engineering discipline and at least one A level with supporting passes at GCSE grades A, B, or C in an appropriate science or technology subject. Other qualifications will be considered on merit.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering ■■ Combinational & Sequential Logic ■■ Electrical & Electronic Principles ■■ Electrical Power ■■ Electronic Principles ■■ Energy Management ■■ Further Electrical Power ■■ Plant & Process Control ■■ Utilisation of Electrical Energy.

Method of Assessment Assessment methods vary for each unit, but will consist of phase tests, end tests and assignments. Each unit will be assessed by these methods or a combination of these methods.

Mechanical Engineering ■■ Advanced Computer Aided Design Techniques ■■ Advanced Machine Tools ■■ Computer Aided Design & Manufacture ■■ Computer Aided Machining ■■ Engineering Thermodynamics ■■ Fluid Mechanics ■■ Mechanical Principles ■■ Strength of Materials.

Level: 4/5 Duration: 2 years full-time. You will be required to attend College 2 days p/w You need: 5 GCSEs Grade A-C including English and Mathematics and a BTEC National Diploma in Public Services, or GNVQ Level 3 Public Services, or a GCE Advanced level profile, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate. Related work experience or be working in public services or related employment

Course Content The HNC /D in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is offered on a part-time basis. The HNC is awarded on successful completion of 8 units and the HND on the successful completion of 16 units. Generic units covered include: ■■ Analytical Methods for Engineers ■■ Business Improvement Techniques ■■ Business Management Techniques ■■ Engineering Design ■■ Engineering Science ■■ Industrial Robot Technology ■■ Programmable Logic Controllers ■■ Project.

Opportunities After completing the HND, you will have the required qualification for entry on to a degree course in a similar discipline. This course is ideal for career development in the mechanical or electrical engineering industry.

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Method of Assessment Assessment will be carried out for each module using a variety of methods including assignments, presentations, research projects, personal journal and other locally devised assessment. Course Content The HND is offered on a part-time basis and is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career within public sector management. Studying on this course will enable you to develop your understanding of relevant ethical, legal and professional issues when dealing with members of the public, and equip you with a solid basis of knowledge and skills to make a real and immediate contribution to a public sector organisation.

The course comprises of 7 mandatory units and a choice of specialist units (total credit value of 120 credits). Mandatory core units: ■■ Government, Decisionmaking and the Public Services ■■ Fair Treatment in Public Services ■■ Managing Public Sector Finance ■■ Organisations and Behaviour ■■ Personal and Professional Development ■■ Research Project ■■ Small-scale Research Projects in Public Services. Examples of specialist units: ■■ Human Resources in the Public Services ■■ Managing Stress in Public Services ■■ Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour ■■ Sociological Aspects of the Public Services in Contemporary Society. Opportunities On successful completion of the course there is the opportunity to progress to the second or third year of an undergraduate degree or directly into employment in an associated profession.

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Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching Level: 5 Duration: 2 years full-time, part-time is available You need: 120 UCAS points Method of Assessment You are assessed in a number of ways including assignments, centrally invigilated exams, practical assessments, presentations and computerised exams. Course Content This programme provides a higher education qualification in the growing field of Sports Coaching. Sports Coaching has seen major growth in the last fifteen years. The programme provides the learners with an opportunity to link theoretical concepts to employment by providing work-based learning modules where learners will gain valuable work-related experiences. The FD in Sports Coaching will enable graduates to demonstrate: ■■ Knowledge and understanding of the key principles, theories and concepts relevant to coaching ■■ Research and problem solving abilities by understanding methods of acquiring, interpreting and analysing information ■■ Understanding of coaching through both academic and professional reflective practice ■■ Understanding of the moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues that underpin best practice. Areas of study include: ■■ Anatomy & Physiology for Performance ■■ Coaching Practice ■■ Coaching Study & Skills ■■ Fitness Testing & Monitoring ■■ Nutrition for Sports Performance ■■ Research Methods ■■ Sport and Exercise Psychology. Opportunities On completion of this course you will able to progress onto the final year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Science and Coaching at the University of Bedfordshire or into employment in the Sport & Leisure industry. There is also the opportunity to progress onto other Universities.

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Awards Teacher Education Graduate Diploma/ Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Formerly PGCE/Cert Ed) Level: 5/6 Duration: 2 years You need: This course is suitable for qualified adults who are engaged in teaching in the post-compulsory sector. Students must be engaged in teaching in the postcompulsory sector for at least 75 hours per year and have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in the subject they are planning to teach. Students must have a minimum Level 2 qualification in Maths and English. Method of Assessment Students will be observed whilst teaching, a minimum of 4 times each year. There is a written submission for each module in which students are required to show they can meet the assessment criteria. Course Content This course fully meets the National Standards for teaching and supporting learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector. The course provides opportunities to develop core teaching skills, to link theory to practice, to apply core professional values, to reflect on practice and to collaborate with fellow teachers. Course content comprises: ■■ Assessing, Learning, Evaluating Teaching ■■ Bases of Learning & Teaching ■■ Curriculum & Context ■■ Policy, Settings & Practice ■■ Professional Development & Action Research ■■ Professional Practice 1 & 2. Opportunities On successful completion students may wish to progress onto Degree or Masters level qualifications or follow Specialist Diplomas in a range of subjects.


University Diploma in Information and Learning (CPD ILT) in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level: 5 Duration: Blended learning over a 28 week period You need: The minimum entry requirements for this course include a Certificate in Education/PGCE qualification or evidence you are working towards this qualification. Course Content Course content comprises: ■■ The theory and practice of ILT ■■ Developing and evaluating a range of resources ■■ Reflection, evaluation and development (including observation of practice). Method of Assessment A variety of formally assessed pieces of work are required to complete this qualification – these include: resources, lesson plans, a seminar contribution, a written assignment and a reflective journal. Opportunities This course is designed to inform and support the work of teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector with and through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The award provides an opportunity for focussed Continuous Processional Development (CPD) and can be used as a building block towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours.

University Diploma in Mentoring in Education Level: 5 Duration: Blended learning over a 28 week period You need: The minimum entry requirements for this course include a Certificate in Education/PGCE qualification, and it is expected that you will be currently in a mentoring role in initial teacher education. Method of Assessment Assignments, Observation, Reflective Practice Course Content Course content comprises: ■■ Exploration of a Range of Mentoring Styles & Practical Approaches ■■ Identification of the Ethical Dimensions of the Mentoring Role ■■ Reflection on Personal Mentoring Skills & Ways of Continuing Professional Development in the Role ■■ Review of the Professional Values & Practice for Effective Mentoring ■■ The Stages in Developing a Mentoring Relationship ■■ The Theory and Practice of the Mentoring Role Opportunities This course is designed to inform and support the work of teachers and mentors in the Lifelong Learning Sector. The award provides an opportunity for focussed Continuous Processional Development (CPD) and can be used as a building block towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours.

University Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy CPD) In the Lifelong Learning Sector University Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level: 5 Duration: 1 year You need: The minimum entry requirements for this course include a Certificate in Education/PGCE qualification or evidence you are working towards this qualification. Method of Assessment A variety of formally assessed pieces of work are required to complete this qualification – these include: a case study, a report and a reflective journal. Course Content for both Literacy and Numeracy courses: ■■ Evaluation and development of own practice through critical reflection ■■ The development and evaluation of a range of approaches and techniques for teaching in the context of Skills for Life ■■ The evaluation and development of resources for teaching in Skills for Life ■■ The use of understanding drawn from psychology and educational theory to develop awareness of teaching. Opportunities These courses are designed to inform and support the work of Literacy and Numeracy Teachers working within the Lifelong Learning Sector. Each award provides an opportunity for focussed Continuous Processional Development (CPD) and both can be used as building blocks towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours.

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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED A professional course can give you a helping hand to progress in your career. These are practical based qualifications which ensure that learning can be transferred directly to your work environment, benefitting you and your employer. Find out how we can make a difference for you and your organisation.

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What is the ILM? Grantham College offer two management courses through the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). The ILM is the UK’s largest management body, combining industryleading qualifications and specialist member services. The Management qualifications combine innovative design with a strong focus on developing workplace performance, and are specifically designed to meet the needs of managers and their organisations. Last year 90,000 people enhanced their leadership and management skills with an ILM qualification, while over 30,000 ambitious management professionals secured increased professional recognition and support through ILM membership.


ILM Diploma in Management

ILM NVQ Diploma Management

Level: 5 Duration: Dependant on the individual 12-18 months You need: To be eligible for this course, candidates should be in a senior management role.

Level: 7 Duration: 18 months You need: You need to be employed as a senior manager with a high degree of autonomy.

Tuition fee: £2000

Tuition Fee: £2200

Method of Assessment All assessment takes place in the workplace. Assessment methods include observation of the candidate carrying out their role; witness testimony; physical evidence from the workplace; knowledge and understanding.

Method of Assessment You will be allocated an assessor who will observe you carrying out your role within the workplace. You will be assessed using evidence from the workplace.

You will be allocated an assessor who will judge the evidence of your performance, knowledge and understanding against the units of competence in order to determine whether you have demonstrated competence at this level. Course Content The course is suitable for senior managers who have: operational responsibility for substantial programmes and resources; a broad span of control; who pro-actively identify and implement change and quality improvements; negotiate budgets and contracts; lead high level meetings. Candidates need to achieve 7 units - 4 Mandatory and 3 Optional Units. Mandatory Units ■■ Encourage innovation in your organisation ■■ Ensure an effective organisational approach to health and safety ■■ Improve organisational performance ■■ Provide leadership for your organisation. There is a comprehensive range of optional units including: ■■ Building your organisation’s understanding of its market and customers ■■ Developing a strategic business plan for your organisation ■■ Developing the culture of your organisation ■■ Developing your personal networks ■■ Leading, planning and implementing change ■■ Managing risk ■■ Managing your own resources and professional development ■■ Promoting equality of opportunity and diversity in your organisation.

Course Content This course is suitable for senior managers with a high degree of autonomy for deploying resources and achieving strategic goals. The qualification allows senior managers to critically evaluate their skills for their formal development as well as developing their strategic management skills, providing leadership and coaching to other managers whilst also focusing on organisational performance and strategy. Candidates must complete all Mandatory units with a credit value of 27, and then select units from the Optional Unit Group B to a minimum of 18 credits to gain accreditation meeting the minimum credit requirement of 45. Mandatory Units: ■■ Develop a strategic business plan ■■ Develop strategic direction and leadership ■■ Lead change in an organisation. Optional Unit Group B – there are a number of optional units from which to make your choice. Opportunities Successful candidates may expect to benefit from enhanced career prospects within management and leadership. Candidates may choose to progress to a vocationally related programme in management and leadership or a University programme of study.

Opportunities Students completing this programme can, if they wish go onto further studies such as completion of an MBA Programme or a PhD.

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THE COURSE OF MY LIFE My employer Moy Park was looking at external methods for staff development, and came across the ILM Management courses at Grantham College. This course was chosen as it best suited their needs and it offered a general overview on all areas of day to day management. One of my favourite parts of the course was being able to speak with managers from different organisations to discuss different management styles; it was highly beneficial as it allowed me an insight into how other people manage. Also as the lecturer had first-hand experience of working in industry they were able to relate course units specifically to my role. Completing the course has helped me to progress within my career, as it enabled me to improve my ability to achieve and improve in my then role as department manager; I have since been promoted four times and am now the Supply Chain Manager! After the experience of completing a professional management course through Grantham College, Moy Park also ran a bespoke training course at team leader level through the Business Development Centre.

Stacie M c Nally

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OCR Diploma Leadership for Care Level: 5 Duration: Dependant on the individual 12-18 months You need: Applicants are expected to already be in management and have two different types of qualifications. One of these should be relevant to the care environment for which they are responsible. This could include: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Diploma in Occupational Therapy Diploma in Physiotherapy Diploma in Social Work Nursing with live registration NVQ Care Level 4 NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care.

The second qualification should be in managing care services for which the NVQ 4 in Leadership and Management for Care Services is relevant. Method of Assessment Assessment takes place in the workplace with the majority of evidence generated by the candidate from their normal work-based activities. Direct observation by an assessor is required as the primary source of evidence for this qualification. Work products, professional discussion, witness testimonies will demonstrate competence and the application of knowledge. You will be allocated an assessor who will judge the evidence of your performance, knowledge and understanding against the units of competence in order to determine whether you have demonstrated competence at this level.

Course Content The course is suitable for current residential care managers in child and adult settings. It is also appropriate for middle managers working in social care settings who are leading and managing a care service that meets the needs of individuals, safeguards and promotes wellbeing and development of people. Candidates must prove competence in four mandatory and five optional units. Mandatory Units: ■■ Develop and maintain systems, procedures and practice of care services to manage risks and comply with health and safety requirements ■■ Lead and manage effective communication that promotes positive outcomes for people within care services ■■ Lead and manage provision of care services that respects, protects and promotes the rights and responsibilities of people ■■ Manage and develop yourself and your workforce within care services. Optional units are taken from a suite of five units - A - E inclusive. Opportunities Successful completion of this course enables you to progress onto a variety of qualifications including: ILM NVQ Level 5 in Management; Diploma in Management Studies; MBA programmes.

Bespoke Business Training Grantham College Business Development Centre provides training and skills development for individuals, employers and the community. Our Business Development Team also offer tailor made training packages designed to meet the requirements of your organisation. To find out more about bespoke training with a member of our Business Development Team, please call 01476 402216.

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The Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management Level: 5 Duration: 1 year You need: The CIPD qualifications at Intermediate level offer the perfect platform to further develop your HR, knowledge after studying a CIPD Foundation level qualification. Alternatively if you’re working in HR, but have no professionallyrecognised HR qualifications, you can choose to study CIPD Intermediate level qualifications. All applicants will be expected to attend an interview. Gain a deeper understanding of HR issues CIPD Intermediate level qualifications will give you a broader perspective of the organisational issues facing HR professionals and enable you to develop effective analytical and problem solving skills. Gain the knowledge towards professional membership The Intermediate certificates in HR Management provide the knowledge towards Associate Membership of the CIPD Intermediate qualifications are ideal for those who: ■■ Are working in the field of HR management and development and need to extend their knowledge and skills ■■ Have responsibility for implementing HR policies and strategies ■■ Need to understand the role of HR in the wider organisational and environmental context ■■ Seek to develop a career in HR management and development.

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The Intermediate Certificate in Human Resources Management equates to 32 credits (QCF) and contains the following units: ■■ Business issues and the context of HR ■■ Contemporary developments in human resources development ■■ Developing coaching and mentoring within organisations ■■ Developing professional practice ■■ Employee Engagement ■■ Managing and co-ordinating the HR function ■■ Using information in HR. The course will be run over a year, one evening per week. A significant amount of self-directed study will be required in addition to course attendance. Opportunities This course is ideal for you if you: ■■ Are seeking to develop a career in HR management and development; ■■ Are working in the field of HR management and development and need to extend your knowledge and skills; ■■ Have responsibility for implementing HR policies and strategies; ■■ Need to understand the role of HR in the wider organisational and environmental context. Students who are successful on this course may progress to the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level7).

What is the CIPD? The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the world’s largest Chartered HR development professional body. Through Grantham College you can become one of the 13,000 students who join CIPD programmes each year to enhance their knowledge on the latest theory, case studies and insights into best practice HR.


Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults) (England) Candidates choosing this qualification, have a choice of 3 pathways, depending upon their work environment and their management responsibilities: ■■ Adults’ Residential Care – 80 credits ■■ Adults’ Management – 80 credits ■■ Adults’ Advanced Practice – 80 credits Adults’ Residential Care – for those who are already working in a management role in a care home, nursing home or in a residential care setting for adults; or those who are responsible for planning services, measuring performance and delivering continuous improvement in care services. Adults’ Management – for those who are already working in a management role in a care home, nursing home or in a day care setting for adults; or those who are responsible for planning services, measuring performance and delivering continuous improvement in care services. Adults’ Advanced Practice – for those who are already working in a management role in a care home, nursing home, day care setting or in a residential care setting for adults; or those who are responsible for

planning services, measuring performance and delivering continuous improvement in care services. Credit Value: 80 Duration: 12-18 months Method of Assessment Assessment will be in the workplace and will include a variety of methods including assessor observation, question and answer, professional discussion, and workbased evidence. Course Content You will be allocated an assessor who will meet with you at your place of work on a regular basis and who will observe you carrying out your management role. The Level 5 Diploma comprises 10-12 mandatory units (depending on pathway) plus a wide range of optional units Opportunities: These qualifications have been designed to encourage progression. Candidates may choose further study in this sector or use the units from these qualifications in different sectors.

“Candidates may choose further study in this sector or use the units from these qualifications in different sectors

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Facilities & Support Grantham College is here to meet your needs and we pride ourselves on combining high quality education with support and guidance, and a range of appropriate facilities.

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

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

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

Careers & 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 works in partnership with advisers from Connexions Lincolnshire & Rutland and is based at the Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment desk.

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 2010, 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.

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

Stepping Stones Nursery Stepping Stones Nursery is the partner nursery for Grantham College. The nursery is a short distance from the College grounds and provides full-time day care for children aged from birth to 11 years old. Stepping stones aim is to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment in small, homely, age specific areas. Children are encouraged to progress at their own pace and to fulfil their potential in all areas of development. In August 2010 the nursery was graded Outstanding by OFSTED. Nursery opening times are 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Nursery fees

are charged at £3.85 per hour, although discounts are offered for Grantham College students. The nursery has an open door policy therefore parents are welcome to view the nursery at their convenience, appointments are not necessary. For more information please contact the nursery on 01476 593643.

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 support, large screen monitors and learning support assistance in class.

Sport 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.

Pre mier Hair & Beaut y 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.

Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the College.

Counselli ng, mental health and Wellbeing Service If there are any personal problems, difficulties or concerns that you want to discuss, relating to College or Home, you can access our confidential service. Appointments can be made by email, counselling@grantham.ac.uk or via the Information, Advice, Guidance and Enrolment desk or by telephoning 01476 414413. No appointment is necessary at the drop in sessions on Tuesdays 12pm2pm and Wednesdays 12pm-1pm.

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 nine 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.

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FINANCE & APPLICATIONS FULL-TIME TUITION FEES

Student Finance – What you need to know!

If you are on a full-time Higher Education course you are required to make a contribution towards your tuition fees. Please contact our Student Finance Officer, Jo Bowman on 01476 400281 for the latest fees information.

Changes to tuition fees

How to Apply FOR FINANCE

Students who start University or College after 1 September 2012 (academic year 2012/13) will be on a new student finance scheme.

Students can apply for finance online by visiting www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.

All students paying the tuition fees can apply to their Student Finance England for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover all or part of their fee. This does not have to be paid back until you have graduated and are earning over £21,000 a year. A means tested maintenance grant of up to £3,250 is also available.

FEES Please enquire directly to Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment on 0800 0521 577.

CAREERS & HIGHER EDUCATION ADVICE Careers advice and guidance is available to anyone considering coming to study at the College. The College has a Matrix Quality Award for its Information, Advice & Guidance services. Call 0800 0521 577 to book an appointment with our careers adviser.

Financial Support You will now be able to apply to Student Finance England for a loan to cover your tuition fees if you are studying a part time Higher Education course; this replaces the ‘Tuition Fee Grant’. For more information contact our Student Finance Officer, Jo Bowman on 01476 400281. If you are on an Access to Higher Education programme you can apply for support from the 19+ Further Education Discretionary Support Fund.

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How much will you get? The main changes are: ■■ Part-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan (replacing grants) ■■ Tuition fee loans will go up to cover the higher fees ■■ Universities and colleges can charge tuition fees of up to £9,000 ■■ You don’t start repaying your loan until you earn £21,000 (up from £15,000)

When to apply for student finance? Full-time and part-time students can apply now for finance for 2011/12. Full-time students can apply for 2012/13 from early 2012; part-time students can apply for 2012/13 from August 2012. The latest you can apply for student finance ■■ up to nine months after the start of the academic year if you’re a full-time student ■■ up to six months after the start of the academic year if you’re a part-time student.

To give you an estimate of how much financial support you could receive visit, www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.

FIND OUT MORE For all the information you need to know on student finance visit www.direct.gov.uk/studnetfinance Note: Whilst the College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this leaflet, it reserves the right to make appropriate modifications without prior notice. Courses advertised are subject to withdrawal from the College programme if numbers are insufficient.


STAY CONNECTED To keep up to date with all the latest news from Grantham College make sure you visit our website www.grantham.ac.uk. Here you will find the latest opening times, upcoming events and price lists for various College facilities. To make sure you don’t miss anything you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

HOW TO APPLY Course Applications Applications for full-time courses with the University of Bedfordshire must be made online via UCAS at www.ucas.ac.uk All other applications should be made directly with the College

If you wish to join an Access programme, an HNC, parttime Foundation Degree or a Certificate in Education/ University Diploma, simply contact the College Information, Advice, Guidance & Enrolment Team on the number below and they will send you an application form. Alternatively you can apply online via our website.

Visit: www.grantham.ac.uk/apply-online Call: 0800 0521 577

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Higher Education Prospectus 2011-12 : Grantham College