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Picture yourself here Full-time Course Guide 2012-2013

North Nottinghamshire College Full-time Course Guide 2012-2013

Edward Wratten Motorcycle Race Team

Emma Roberts Engineering doctorate

Evan Stead Plumbing Business Owner

Claire Howard Midwife

Joel Whitton University

Lucy Evans Social Worker

Jac Priestley Chef in London

Sophie Grout Self-employed joiner

Bitan Purkayastha Chartered Accountant

Tinashe Matanhire A&E Nurse

Daniel Shipstone Sports Coach

Stephanie Laws-Freeman Salon Owner


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Welcome Choosing to study at North Notts College could be the best decision you ever make. Our vocational courses, taught in modern facilities by exceptional staff, will give you a valuable step up to the career you want, boosting your skills, knowledge and confidence along the way. Our results mean we’re the highest-achieving college in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas, including Mansfield, Chesterfield and Doncaster*...so you couldn’t make a better choice. But life at college isn’t just about results. It’s also about making great friends and experiencing new things. You’ll find that the more you put into college life, the more you’ll enjoy it, learn and grow.

We’re proud of being a friendly and caring college, and we’d love to welcome you to study with us in September. You can get more information from our website www.nnc.ac.uk and we’re always here in person to answer your questions. Feel free to call 01909 504500 or email contact@nnc.ac.uk today. John Connolly Principal North Notts College

*Based on nationally published Learner Success Rate data for 2009/10.

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I picture myself as a children’s nurse in a large speciality hospital such as Great Ormond Street. Talia Stokes Health and Social Care

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Contents Help with your studies

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Qualifications

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Financial support

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College facilities

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Enrichment

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Play your part in college life

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Apprenticeships

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Foundation Learning

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English and Maths

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Thinking about university?

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Business studies

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Catering and hospitality

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Child Care

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Computing

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Construction

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Building services

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Creative arts and technologies

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Engineering and motor vehicle

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Environmental conservation

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Hairdressing, beauty and complementary therapies

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Health and social care

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Public services

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Sports

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Higher education

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What next?

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Help with your studies Before you start at North Notts College, or at any point during your time here, we can supply you with information or resources in various formats and languages. If you have special requirements, please call Student Services on 01909 504500 and let them know how they can help.

Careers guidance

Additional support We want every student to achieve their full potential, so we offer additional support wherever required to help with your personal or learning needs. If needed, you can benefit from:

Our careers advisers are always on hand to give you impartial information on getting to where you want to be.

• Extra support in classes • One-to-one support with your assignments • A study support programme, where you work in small groups.

They offer:

We also offer:

• Support with your college and university options and applications • One-to-one guidance on career development • Job searching support (including CV, letter writing and interview preparation and practice) • A careers library with lots of electronic resources to help you explore career ideas.

• Specialist support and personal care (including help at mealtimes) for students with disabilities • Sensory support for students with hearing or sight impairment • Braille handouts and other resources, including an embosser and a talking book service on site • Specialist support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia • Support for students living with medical conditions, emotional or behavioural difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders or Asperger’s syndrome • Mobility support • Special arrangements for exams and assessments.

Students can book interviews any time during the day and evening appointments are also available. If you’d like some careers guidance before you enrol with us, please phone 01909 504500, or tick the careers advice box on your application form, or visit our careers centre online at www.nnc.ac.uk

All of this is offered confidentially and tailored to your individual needs. Please give our Additional Learning Support Team a call on 01909 504753 to find out more.

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Mentoring and counselling Sometimes it’s hard not to let personal or college worries get in the way of your studies. To help you through any difficulties, our mentoring staff are here to offer confidential support. You can call into Student Services or The Getaway (see page 13) at any time, or phone 01909 504500 or email contact@nnc.ac.uk for advice.

Pastoral care We are lucky to have a part-time chaplain at college, who will help you with any personal worries. She welcomes prayer requests too, which she will also treat confidentially. You can find out more by phoning 01909 504762 or emailing contact@nnc.ac.uk

Safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults It goes without saying that North Notts College is committed to providing a safe environment for all students. If ever you have concerns about anything to do with college life, please speak to your mentor or tutor.

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I picture myself running my own business as a landscape gardener. Andrew Downing Construction

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Qualifications The guide below will help you decide which level of study is best for you. If you’re unsure, please contact our student advisers on 01909 504500 – they will be happy to help.

• Functional skills qualifications • Entry level awards and certificates

• GCSEs at grades D to G • BTEC Introductory certificates and diplomas • Foundation level courses • NVQ 1 • Functional Skills Level 1

• GCSEs at grades A* to C • BTEC Level 2 certificates and diplomas • NVQ 2 • Functional Skills Level 2 • Apprenticeships

• AS and A2 (A-levels) • BTEC Level 3 certificates, diplomas and extended diplomas • Advanced Apprenticeships

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HNC HND Degree Higher Apprenticeships

Typically, you are likely to need qualifications at the level below the one at which you wish to study. This means that to enrol on an Advanced/Level 3 course, for example, you should have achieved an Intermediate/Level 2. However, further details are given in each of the course listings, and our tutors or guidance team will be happy to help with further confidential advice.

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Financial support We don’t want financial worries to stop you from learning. For advice about any of our financial support schemes, please contact Student Services on 01909 504500 or email contact@nnc.ac.uk

Students aged 16 to 18

Students aged 19 or over

If you are aged between 16 and 18 at the start of your course, you will not have to pay tuition fees. Your parents/carers will be able to continue claiming any benefits they received while you were at school.

If you’re over 18, you may need to pay fees and other costs towards your education. The fees are set by the college at the start of each year, based on the level of funding provided by the government.

Educational maintenance allowances and the 16-18 bursary fund

However, many adult learners are entitled to financial support with their courses, including a complete waiver of fees in certain circumstances (for example, if you’re receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance). Because of the changing nature of government funding and the complex rules surrounding fees, it’s a good idea to phone us on 01909 504500 for the latest details.

Depending on when you start your studies, you may be eligible for government support. We also offer a bursary for students who are self-supporting, or whose families are on low incomes. The funding varies from year to year, so please contact Student Services on 01909 504500 for the latest information.

College transport fund If you live more than two miles away, you can apply for one third of the cost of your bus or train fares to and from college to be refunded. Free loans of bikes, secure lockers or padlocks and chains can be arranged through Student Services too.

Student support fund Students over 19 can apply to us for support with kit costs, essential equipment, trips or public transport fares, or when in financial crisis. Our funds are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Access to learning fund (ALF) We have a limited fund to help full or part-time students on higher education courses with everyday living costs, childcare costs or unexpected financial crises. If you need to apply, please contact Student Services for an ‘ALF’ form.

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Other support available Army bursary scheme This scheme is open to anyone aged 16 to 32 who is undertaking full Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications in areas where the Army has specific skill needs, such as engineering, construction, business, administration, media and publishing, hospitality and catering and IT. If you sign up to the Army bursary scheme, you will get support from an Army contact throughout your course, work experience with an Army team, £1000 per year (for up to four years) during your studies, and a further £1000 on completion of Phase One Army Training. You can find out more at www.armyjobs.mod.uk

Support with childcare costs If you’re aged 19 or below, financial support towards childcare is available through Care to Learn. If you’re aged over 19 and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment Support Allowance, or you have a household income below £20,817, you can apply for help through the college’s student support fund. Please note that free places for three and four-year-olds are available in our Early Learners’ Centre (see page 13).

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College facilities North Notts College is a friendly, fun place to study, with excellent facilities, and we hope you will make the most of your time with us.

Learning Resource Centre (LRC) The LRC contains a library, computing facilities and other resources including quiet study areas to help you get the most from your studies outside of class time. We have a VLE (virtual learning environment) with lots of resources which you can access at college or at home. To find out more, contact the LRC directly on 01909 504637 or email lrc@nnc.ac.uk

Early Learners’ Centre (ELC) The ELC is our purpose-built nursery on the Carlton Road site, with fully qualified staff to look after your children. Registered with Ofsted, it offers a spacious, safe and stimulating environment for learning and playing, plus an outdoor weatherproof play area. To make sure the nursery’s activities meet the needs and interests of each child, we work within the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Our team already includes an Early Years professional too, in advance of the government’s targets for 2015.

e Bistro In the heart of the college, The Bistro is a popular place for students to meet during breaks and at lunchtime. It’s a modern, attractive place to eat, with plenty of seating and tables to accommodate large and small groups. It also offers food to take away, as well as vending machines selling snacks and hot and cold drinks.

Fitness Suite Health and wellbeing are very important to our college ethos. Our fitness suite has all the latest equipment to help you keep in shape, as well as qualified staff to offer free diet and personal training plans.

Student Social Space: e Getaway The Getaway is where you can meet your friends and relax outside of formal tuition times. Near to the Bistro, it has a TV and DVD player, CD player, games and a Nintendo Wii for your enjoyment. Students are simply asked to observe a few rules concerning noise, behaviour and cleanliness so it remains a pleasant place for everyone. If ever you need to talk to someone, mentors and the chaplain are on hand in The Getaway during opening times.

The ELC is open to the general public as well as to students, and caters for little ones aged between two and eight. There are free places for three and four-year-olds.

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Hair and beauty salons

Day lockers

INsync are the college’s professional beauty salons, based in Worksop and Retford.

There are short-term lockers around the college for you to store personal items. They’re coin-operated, but you get your coin back so they don’t cost anything to use. Please note that we can’t be held responsible for anything you leave in the lockers.

They’re open at various times throughout the week, including some evenings, when they offer hair and beauty treatments at great prices to students, their families and members of the public. They give our learners a chance to develop their skills in genuine working environments, while supervised by highly qualified staff. For a price list contact the salons direct: Worksop: call 01909 504501 or email Insync-worksop@nnc.ac.uk Retford (hair): call 01777 703371 or Retford (beauty): call 01777 816400 email Insync–retford@nnc.ac.uk

Cycle loan and bike lockers If you want to cycle to college, you can store your bike securely in one of our specially designed lockers. You can also borrow heavy duty locks and chains for free. Bikes are available for hire too, for travel to and from college or for enrichment activities. Please contact Student Services for more information.

Students union Once you’ve enrolled at college you will automatically become a member of the National Union of Students. You can purchase an NUS Extra card which gives you discounts when shopping, eating out, going to the cinema and more. Within the college, an elected student union committee will organise recreational, social and fundraising activities throughout the year. If you’re interested in taking part, speak to a mentor or Student Services.

Enrichment and themed events Alongside your studies, North Notts College offers lots of activities and sporting events to enrich the time you spend with us. For example, we organise activities such as football, dance and photography. Themed events run throughout the year too, to help you stay healthy and safe, improve your career prospects, and to help you make a positive contribution to the college.

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I picture myself being a Paediatric nurse in Australia. Kelly Ann Tweed Health and Social Care

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Enrichment We offer enrichment courses to all full-time learners aged 16 to 18. They give you the chance to experience new activities, separate from your studies, such as: • Football • Cycling • Golf • Boxercise • Street dance • Inclusive sports • Health MOT • Fitness training • Pool club • Digital photography • World of music • Rock band • Acting workshop • Young enterprise. We’re always interested in hearing new ideas too, so please contact Student Services if there’s something you’d like to see included.

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I picture myself using this experience to help me in my career. Reece Pickering Student Governor

I picture myself being able to give something back. Arnold Ward Student Governor Register for an open day at www.nnc.ac.uk


Play your part in college life

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There are many ways you can contribute to life at college, over and above your studies and enrichment activities. Our active Students Union, which is affiliated to the National Union of Students, supports the social and wider political interests of our students, including recent campaigns about tuition fees and Educational Maintenance Allowances. Student representatives from each course help to provide feedback on how we can improve the structure and delivery of our teaching and learning. But students are also encouraged to take an active role in college governance by standing for election to our board of governors. Each year, two student governors are elected and play a full role in the strategic leadership of the college. This may sound daunting, but in practice it means that they take part in our monthly governors meetings helping to oversee the direction of the college, how well we are performing, and how effective we are in responding to the needs of our students and our community. This year’s student governors are Reece, who’s studying Public Services, and Arnold who is studying Information Technology.

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Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which allow you to ‘learn on the job’ while you earn money. For businesses, apprenticeship schemes help to build a skilled workforce. While you are on an apprenticeship, your employer will pay you a wage and support you through your training. You will work towards an NVQ type of qualification, assessed within your place of work. You will also have to take a technical certificate or other qualifications, which you can study at college on day release or block release.

Applying for an apprenticeship Most apprenticeships start in September, but some begin in January and some you can start at any time of the year. First you will need to apply to come to college; request an application form by contacting student services on 01909 504500. Once you have applied, we will invite you to an interview. There we will guide you on the most appropriate course for you, carry out an assessment to see which level you should start at, and, if required, give you support to find a job (because all apprentices need to be employed).

You will have a dedicated assessor to support you through your apprenticeship, which will last 12-36 months depending on the industry area, apprenticeship level and your own abilities. If needed, you can get additional learning support from the college, which may mean having a learning support assistant to help you with lessons, or making use of additional learning materials.

If you’ve already got a job offer, you should contact our Student Services team as soon as possible so one of our advisers can discuss your apprenticeship requirements with your employer.

If you are aged 16 to 18 there is no charge for doing an apprenticeship.

All apprenticeships are employer based, with 99% of apprentices being in full time employment and attending college on day release each week.

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What job opportunities are available? We offer apprenticeships in a wide range of occupational areas to meet the needs of local employers.


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We offer apprenticeships to those employed in these occupational areas:

Engineering trades • Motor Vehicle Engineering (Light and Heavy Vehicle) • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Machining, Fitting, Toolmaking, Installations and Commissioning) • Engineering Maintenance (Electrical, Mechanical) • Fabrication and Welding • Technical Support (Engineering Services, Quality Control, Draughtsperson) • Electrical Installation

Construction trades • • • •

Bricklaying Bench Joinery Carpentry/Site Joinery Plumbing

Other trades • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Accounting Aerospace Beauty Therapy Business Administration Child Care & Learning Development Cleaning & Support Services Customer Services Environmental Conservation Food Manufacturing – Catering & Hospitality Hairdressing Health & Social Care IT Services Warehousing

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Foundation Learning Foundation Learning is a new way to provide personalised learning programmes for young people working at Entry Level and Level 1. It helps you maximise your potential and enables you to progress on to Level 2 courses and other routes. It's all about breaking down the barriers that sometimes prevent some people from continuing their learning journey. Foundation Learning is learner-focused and recognises that individuals are unique, learn at different paces and require different levels of support. It is flexible, allows people to start at different points and above all it offers lots of choice!

e 3 strands of Foundation Learning are:

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Work experience Some of the courses offer ‘real work’ experience for students such as construction and administration. This gives them the opportunity and experience to develop in a realistic working environment and have a greater understanding of working life.

What job opportunities are available? This course will help you to decide what sort of job you would like to do. You will learn lots of employment skills including how to work as part of a team, answer the telephone, record information, write a CV and fill in application forms.


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Progression routes We offer a range of Foundation Learning pathways to meet your needs and goals for your future.

Route 1

Route 2

Entry 1 Diploma in Personal Progress

Entry 2 Diploma in Skills for Working Life

Independent living skills through craft and social learning experiences

Route 5 Level 1 Vocational Qualification

Discrete vocational learning through creative crafts, catering, floristry and horticulture

Hair and beauty, childcare, public services, sports, health and social care, motor vehicle, engineering, catering and construction

Discrete vocational learning through catering, creative crafts, floristry and horticulture

Vocational learning through construction and office skills

Route 3 Entry 3 Diploma in Skills for Working Life

Route 4 Entry 3 Diploma in Skills for Working Life

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I picture myself working in banking and see this course as a good way of gaining qualiďŹ cations and a good understanding of business. Jason Leaning Accounting

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English and Maths Having good English and Maths grades are important for entering the world of work or higher education, so we help all our full-time students to achieve them, either through GCSEs or Functional Skills qualifications. You can work at different levels:

Functional Skills (Entry Level, Levels 1 and 2) in English, Maths and ICT Functional Skills courses give you practical skills which allow you to work confidently, effectively and independently. We try to ensure that as many students as possible undertake at least one Functional Skills class each week.

AS/A-level Maths and English Maths and English play an essential role in the engineering, economics, health and social care and public service sectors. In fact, whatever career you end up pursuing, the chances are you’ll need to deal with mathematical problems and demonstrate a high standard of English. We offer AS and A2 (full A-level) courses, which take one year each. To do an AS or A-level at Norths Notts College, you need to have five GCSEs at grade C or above (with grade B or better in the subject you want to study).

GCSEs in English and Maths If you missed out on getting grade C or above in your English or Maths GCSE at school, we will support you in trying again, either at Foundation or Higher level. You can have lots of tuition and help during your weekly lessons. GCSEs are truly valued by employers. They are also important to higher education institutions and UCAS when assessing your applications, so you need them if you plan to apply for a degree or want to get on in your career.

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I picture myself continuing my studies at university and then doing a doctorate.

Emma Roberts Mechanical Engineering

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inking about university? Many school leavers will be thinking about the option of going on to study at university. For some, this will mean choosing to stay on at school for A-levels, but for many others North Notts College provides the option of a vocational route to university. If you do want to study full-time at university, we provide lots of help, including personal support from your tutor and our specialist staff within the Student Services team. They will help you with a wide range of advice and guidance, from deciding which university is right for you, to understanding about tuition fees and student loans, and even help completing your UCAS application form. Each year nearly 250 of our students leave college and go to higher education. On some of our courses 100% of students have secured places at university.

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Whilst many of our students do go on to degree courses at university, many others take advantage of the fact that their vocational qualification opens up other routes through the world of work. Getting on the career ladder at this stage means you can learn while gaining valuable experience on the job, and get the support of your employer for the costs of studying while you earn. This might be through a part-time HNC or HND with us or elsewhere, before topping-up to a degree at university, or perhaps an apprenticeship leading to a Foundation Degree – there are many different options to consider. So if you’re interested in university or studying to degree level, but want to explore a different option to A-levels, why not come and talk to one of our personal advisers. Email us on contact@nnc.ac.uk or call us on 01909 504500.

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I picture myself completing my Level 4 course here and pursuing a career as a chartered accountant by taking the ACCA qualiďŹ cation. Bitan Purkayastha AAT

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Business studies Do you fancy running a busy office, being an accounts manager or even an entrepreneur? North Notts College courses will equip you with the skills, training and experience necessary to set you apart from the pack. Our business department offers courses from Level 1 through to Level 5, focusing on administration, accounts or business routes. The courses will enhance your career prospects and make you more attractive to prospective employers, by giving you the knowledge you need to succeed in today’s enterprise culture. Employers look for people who are both numerate and literate as these are essential skills in the workplace. You will need to be able to communicate effectively in all contexts at different levels including being able to interpret data and trends for business applications. A range of AS and A-levels in complementary subjects are also available to enhance your progression opportunities.

What job opportunities are available? • • • • • • • •

Administrative Positions Secretary/Medical/Legal Trainee Management Programmes Finance Assistant HR Assistant Accounts Clerk Marketing Assistant Teaching

Entry onto degrees, professional courses (from Level 3)

Courses at a glance Level 1 • Level 1 Award in Administration (Business Professional) Level 2 • Level 2 Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) • Level 2 Certificate in Accounting • Apprenticeship in Business Administration • Apprenticeship in Customer Service • Apprenticeship in Accounting • BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business Level 3 • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Accounting • Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration • Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service • Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting

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Level 1 Award in Administration (Business Professional)

Level 2 Diploma in Administration (Business Professional)

Course outline

Course outline

You will have an introduction to administration/office work and develop practical experience in a realistic working environment using office equipment, customer service skills and typing business documents. These skills will prepare you for employment in a junior role within an office environment.

You will develop the skills and qualifications for a career in administration/office work or build on your existing office/IT skills. You will gain practical experience in a realistic working environment using office equipment, developing customer service skills and typing business documents. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a qualification in IT skills using Microsoft™ Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills or GCSE qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a qualification in IT skills using Microsoft™ Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher.

How long does the course last? One year.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements Satisfactory interview. Satisfactory reference from school or college An interest in business, administration and information technology.

Where will I study?

Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above or equivalent Level 1 qualification An interest in business, administration and information technology Minimum Level 1 in English.

College main site in Worksop.

Where will I study? How will I be assessed?

College main site in Worksop.

Class practical tasks/assessments Practical observations External examinations.

How will I be assessed?

What next? Employment in a junior role within an office environment such as administration or customer service. Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Customer Service Level 2 Administration (Business Professional) Diploma. Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Customer Service.

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Class practical tasks/assessments Practical observations External examinations.

What next? Employment in an office environment such as administration, customer service, finance, IT, tourism, personnel or sales Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Customer Service Suitable Level 3 Administration/Customer Service course.


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Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Course outline

Course outline

As an apprentice you will be employed in an administrator role where you will be able to progress and demonstrate your skills as you earn.

As an apprentice you will be employed in an administrator role where you will demonstrate your ability to work using your own initiative and be able to delegate work to your team members.

Attendance at college will be on a flexible delivery mode agreed with your employer, and where you will develop the skills and knowledge required for your role.

Attendance at college will be flexible to suit your employment requirements.

You will undertake an NVQ in Administration and a Technical Certificate as well as Key Skills in Maths and English.

You will undertake an NVQ in Administration Level 3 and a Technical Certificate as well as Key Skills in Maths and English.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

Up to 18 months.

Up to 18 months.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above or equivalent Level 1 qualification An interest in business, administration and information technology Minimum Level 1 in English.

Level 2 in Administration/equivalent qualification or relevant industrial experience Minimum Level 1 in English.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and your place of work.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and your place of work.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Class practical tasks/assessments Practical observations External examinations.

Class practical tasks/assessments Practical observations External examinations.

What next? Employment in an office environment such as administration, customer service, finance, IT, tourism, personnel or sales Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Customer Service Suitable Level 3 Administration/Customer Service course.

What next? Employment in an office environment such as administration, customer service, finance, IT, tourism, personnel or sales Qualifications at Level 4 in Team Leading/ Management/Business.

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Apprenticeship in Customer Service

Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service

Course outline

Course outline

As an apprentice you will be employed in a customer service setting (reception/dealing with customers) where you will be able to progress and demonstrate your skills as you earn.

As an apprentice you will be employed in a customer service setting (reception/dealing with customers) where you will demonstrate your ability to work using your own initiative and be able to delegate work to your team members.

Attendance at college will be flexible to suit your employment requirements. You will undertake an NVQ in Customer Service Level 2 and a Technical Certificate as well as Key Skills in Maths and English.

How long does the course last? Up to 18 months.

Attendance at college will be flexible to suit your employment requirements. You will undertake an NVQ in Customer Service Level 3 and a Technical Certificate as well as Key Skills in Maths and English

How long does the course last? Up to 18 months.

Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above or equivalent Level 1 qualification An interest in customer service, administration and information technology Minimum Level 1 in English.

Entry requirements Level 2 in Customer Service/Administration or equivalent qualification or relevant industrial experience.

Where will I study? Where will I study?

College main site in Worksop and your place of work.

College main site in Worksop and your place of work

How will I be assessed? How will I be assessed? Class practical tasks/assessments Practical observations External examinations.

Class practical tasks/assessments Practical observations External examinations.

What next? What next? Employment in an office environment such as administration, customer service, finance, IT, tourism, personnel or sales Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service or Business Administration Suitable Level 3 Administration/Customer Service course.

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Employment in an office environment such as administration, customer service, finance, IT, tourism, personnel or sales.


Apprenticeship & Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting

BTEC Level 2 Extended CertiďŹ cate in Business

Course outline

Course outline

As an apprentice you will be employed in a financial or book keeping role where you will be able to progress and demonstrate your skills as you earn.

This course gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualification also provides career development opportunities for those already in work.

Attendance at college will be one day per week or over two evenings where you will develop the skills and knowledge required for your role. As part of your course you will undertake an AAT qualification at Level 2 for an apprenticeship and Level 3 for an Advanced Apprenticeship. The course will give you skills in double entry book-keeping, basic costing and working in an accounting environment. These skills will be developed to enable you to produce final accounts for a sole trader and partnership, develop costing skills and analysis and complete VAT returns. The course has elements of computerised accounting, including Sage software package and spreadsheets.

How long does the course last? Up to 18 months per level.

Entry requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Interview with course team Reference for school leavers required Appropriate employment.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and your place of work.

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The course consists of 6 units which include understanding the purpose of business and how businesses are organised along with an introduction to other areas such as finance and customer relations. Attendance is approximately two days per week. This course is equivalent to 2 GCSEs.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills or GCSE qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as an ITQ qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above or equivalent Level 1 qualification An interest in business Work experience for mature learners.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? On-line exams Computer based assessments.

How will I be assessed?

What next?

What next?

Work as a finance officer or equivalent. Students can progress to AAT L3/L4 qualification University.

Progression from the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business can be onto the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business. Aternatively you could consider an Advanced Apprenticeship scheme.

Written coursework, role plays and presentations.

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Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 CertiďŹ cate in Accounting

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Course outline

Course outline

The course will give you an introduction to double entry bookkeeping, basic costing and working in an accounting and small business environment. These skills are a starting point to help you to produce final accounts for a sole trader and partnership, develop costing skills and analysis and complete VAT returns. The course has elements of computerised accounting, including Sage software package and spreadsheets. There is also a fast track option where you can progress through Level 2 and Level 3 within the year.

The course will give you skills in double entry bookkeeping, basic costing and working in an accounting environment. These skills will be developed to enable you to produce final accounts for a sole trader and partnership, develop costing skills and analysis and complete VAT returns. The course has elements of computerised accounting, including Sage software package and spreadsheets.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills or GCSE qualification in English and Maths, if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements This qualification is designed for candidates with no previous knowledge of accountancy or with basic bookkeeping skills. A basic level of IT is necessary to succeed on the course. Interview with course team. Reference for school leavers required.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills or GCSE qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English. Interview with course team. Reference for school leavers required.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

On-line exams Computer based assessment.

How will I be assessed?

What next?

On-line exams Computer based assessment.

Work as a finance officer or equivalent. Students can progress to AAT Level 4 qualification.

What next? Students can progress to AAT Level 3 qualification.

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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Course outline

Course outline

The BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma is a Level 3 qualification designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in Business. It will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment. This qualification also provides career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression to higher education, degree and professional development programmes.

BTEC National Extended Diploma is a level 3 qualification designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in Business. It will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression to higher education, degree and professional development programmes.

This course consists of 6 units and is equivalent to 1 A Level. After successfully completing this course you can progress to the Diploma in year two.

The Extended Diploma is 18 units in total and is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Additional courses I will study Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills or GCSE qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as working towards an ITQ qualification.

How long does the course last?

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills or GCSE qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as working towards an ITQ qualification.

How long does the course last? Two years.

One year.

Entry requirements Entry requirements 5 GCSEs grade A – C. Appropriate work experience if applying as a mature student.

5 GCSEs grade A – C Appropriate work experience if applying as a mature student.

Where will I study? Where will I study?

College main site at Worksop.

College main site at Worksop.

How will I be assessed? How will I be assessed? Written coursework Presentations Case studies.

Written coursework Presentations Case studies.

What next? What next?

Higher National Certificate or to a degree programme.

Progression from the Subsidiary Diploma can be onto the Extended Diploma or entry into employment.

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I picture myself being a chef in London.

Jac Priestley Professional Cookery

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Catering and hospitality Do you want a career in the hospitality industry? Norths Notts College offers hands-on training and reallife experiences to help you develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of what it means to work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels, events and contract catering organisations. Our facilities include the newly refurbished restaurant ‘S81’, where you’ll be able to perfect your skills in preparing and serving food and drinks to members of the public. You’ll also benefit from our recently extended and upgraded training kitchens with industry – standard equipment, learning about production and patisserie. Developing your Maths skills will help you in weighing ingredients, managing a budget and working the till. A good level of English will ensure you take the right orders, prepare menus correctly and read instructions quickly.

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What job opportunities are available? Courses within this pathway are suitable for anyone wanting to develop a career within the catering, hospitality and leisure industry. Courses can lead to careers and professional training in: • • • • •

Kitchens – Chef, or a specialist in a particular area Restaurants – Food and Beverage Services and Bar Staff Industrial Catering – Schools, Colleges, Hospitals Transport – Aircraft, Ferries, Cruise Liners, Trains Outside Catering – The Races, Weddings, Conferences, Presentation Events

Courses at a glance Level1 • Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Food and Beverage Services • Level 1 Certificate in General Hospitality • Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 2 • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Services • Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery • Apprenticeship in Food and Beverage Services Level 3 • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

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Level 1 CertiďŹ cate in General Hospitality, Level 1 NVQ CertiďŹ cate in Food and Beverage Services

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery

Course outline

Course outline

This course leads to two nationally recognised qualifications in the hospitality industry and consists of a variety of units that can be built to meet the individual needs and skills interests of the student.

This course leads to a nationally recognised qualification in the hospitality industry and consists of a variety of units that can be built to meet the individual needs and skills interests of the student.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English, Maths and ICT You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

One year.

One year.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need to have a real interest in food preparation and service along with a desire to work in a demanding environment.

You will need to have a real interest in food preparation and service along with a desire to work in a demanding environment.

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

The Food Technology Centre at our main site in Worksop.

The Food Technology Centre at our main site in Worksop

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Practical and theoretical assessment Portfolio of evidence.

Practical and theoretical assessment Portfolio of evidence.

What next?

What next?

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Services.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Services Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Apprenticeship in Food and Beverage Services.

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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Services

Course outline

Course outline

This course leads to a nationally recognised qualification in the hospitality industry and consists of a variety of units that can be built to meet the individual needs and skills interests of the student.

This course leads to a nationally recognised qualification in the hospitality industry and consists of a variety of units that can be built to meet the individual needs and skills interests of the student.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

One year.

One year.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

You will need to have a real interest in food and cooking for the industry, good practical kitchen and presentation skills at Level 1 and show evidence of having the skills to work in a demanding environment.

A Level 1 qualification in hospitality with a keen interest in a food and drinks service in a customer orientated environment are essential.

Where will I study? Where will I study?

The Food Technology Centre at our main site in Worksop.

The Food Technology Centre at our main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? How will I be assessed? Practical and theoretical assessment Portfolio of evidence.

Practical and theoretical assessment Portfolio of evidence.

What next? What next? Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service NVQ 3 Professional Cookery Employment within a professional cookery environment.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Employment in the catering and hospitality industry.

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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery

Course outline

Course outline

This course leads to a nationally recognised qualification in the hospitality industry and consists of a variety of units that can be built to meet the individual needs and skills interests of the student.

As an apprentice you will be employed in a catering service setting where you will be able to progress and demonstrate your skills as you earn. Attendance at college will normally be one day per week however a flexible delivery mode can be arranged to suit your employment requirements.

As part of the course you will play a supervisory role in the kitchen, plan your own menus taking into consideration the costing and sourcing of produce. You will be expected to act as a mentor and role model for students on level 1 and level 2 programmes.

You will undertake an NVQ and a Technical Certificate as well as Key Skills in Maths and English.

How long does the course last? Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last?

Up to 18 months.

Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above or equivalent Level 1 qualification An interest in cookery Minimum Level 1 in English.

One year.

Where will I study? Entry requirements

College main site in Worksop and your place of work.

You will need to have good practical kitchen and presentation skills at Level 2 and be passionate about producing high quality food.

How will I be assessed?

Where will I study?

Class practical tasks/assessments Practical observations External examinations.

The Food Technology Centre at our main site in Worksop.

What next? How will I be assessed? Practical and theoretical assessment Portfolio of evidence.

What next? Employment in catering and hospitality industry.

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Apprenticeship in Food and Beverage Service Course outline As an apprentice you will be employed in a catering and hospitality setting where you will be able to progress and demonstrate your skills as you earn. Attendance at college will normally be one day per week however a flexible delivery mode can be arranged to suit your employment requirements. You will undertake an NVQ and a Technical Certificate as well as Key Skills in Maths and English.

How long does the course last? Up to 18 months.

Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above or equivalent Level 1 qualification An interest in cookery Minimum Level 1 in English.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and your place of work.

How will I be assessed? Class practical tasks/assessments Practical observations External examinations.

What next? Continue your training and progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.

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I picture myself as a primary school teacher. Cameron Makeman Child Care

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Child Care Would you like to pursue a rewarding career working with children? Job opportunities include crèche worker, nanny, childcare practitioner and teaching assistant, to name but a few. Our courses can help you prepare for any one of these roles, as you learn under the guidance of our experienced staff.

Courses at a glance Entry Level • CACHE Entry Level Award and Certificate in Caring for Children Level 1 • CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children

We have strong links with many employers in the child care and education sectors, allowing you to gain valuable work experience in line with your interests. We’ll also organise fun and educational visits throughout the year, helping you to develop great team-working skills and expand on what you learn in the classroom.

Level 2 • CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce • Apprenticeship in Child Care

You will need a range of skills including English and Maths to work with young children in a variety of settings, in nurseries and schools assisting with their learning and development.

Level 3 • CACHE Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Child Care and Education • CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce • Advanced Apprenticeship in Child Care

What job opportunities are available? We offer a wide range of courses from foundation to Level 5. Our qualifications are intended for anyone wanting to work with children and young people aged between 0 to 18 years. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to progress from Entry Level to Level 5 and will be supported with related career paths in: • • • • • • • • • •

After School Clubs Children’s Centres Primary Schools Holiday Clubs Hospitals Nannying Pre-schools Residential Care Day Nurseries Youth Work.

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CACHE Entry Level Award and CertiďŹ cate in Caring for Children

CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children

Course outline

Course outline

This qualification is designed to stimulate interest and encourage your understanding of the skills needed to care for a baby or young child. The course is also aimed at young people or adults needing to develop life skills. It is also suitable for parents who wish to develop parenting skills and mature learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language.

This qualification is designed to stimulate interest and encourage your understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children. As part of this qualification you will study units in children’s growth and development, sharing learning experiences with children and activities for young children.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

GCSE English at E or an Entry Level 3 Certificate in Caring for a Child/Children or a Level 1 Health and Social Care.

An interest in child care.

Where will I study? Where will I study?

College main site in Worksop.

College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? How will I be assessed? Range of methods outlined by CACHE including assignments, leaflets, posters.

Portfolio Written assignments Task set by CACHE.

What next?

What next?

Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children Level 1 Health and Social Care.

Level 2 Diploma in Child Care Apprenticeship in Child Care Health and Social Care.

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CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Child Care and Education

Apprenticeship in Child Care

Course outline

Course outline

This qualification prepares you to work in a supervised capacity, with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children’s Services conferring occupational competence for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

This course will give you the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. As an apprentice you will work within a childcare setting and attend college just one day per week. You will be assigned an assessor who will visit you at work to gain practical assessments and help guide you through your qualification. You will also complete Key Skills Level 1 in Math sand English (exempt if you have grade C in English and Maths).

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths, if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as qualifications in food safety and paediatric first aid.

How long does the course last? Up to 18 months.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at D grade, including English, or a Level 1 qualification in Child Care at Diploma or Health and Social Care Level 1 at merit or distinction and Level 2 in English. For mature students 19+ there are no specific entry requirements, however you will be required to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills. To work in care, education, or personal services you will need a CRB check (includes work experience).

Three GCSEs at D grade, including English, or a Level 1 qualification in Child Care at Diploma or Health and Social Care Level 1 at merit or distinction and Level 2 in English. For mature students 19+ there are no specific entry requirements, however you will be required to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills to enable you to offer support to children. To work in care, education, or personal services you will need a CRB check (this includes work experience).

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

College main site in Worksop.

College main site in Worksop and your place of work.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Placement observation Portfolio Written assignments Task set by CACHE.

Observation within the workplace Portfolio Written assignments Task set by CACHE.

What next?

What next?

CACHE Level 3 Award Certificate or Diploma in Child Care and Education.

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Advanced Apprenticeship in Child Care and Education Employment – a variety of Level 2 positions within a range of Child Care and education settings Other courses in Health and Social Care.

Entry requirements

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

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

Course outline

Course outline

This course will give you the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age in a supervised role. It is the only QCF Level 2 qualification conferring occupational competence for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. As part of your course you will complete the Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People and the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, giving you the opportunity to work in a supervised role in a wide range of childcare environments.

The Diploma is aimed at those who wish to work, or are working at an unsupervised level in the children and young people’s workforce in England. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and is split into three pathways:

How long does the course last?

Additional courses I will study

One year.

Entry requirements Three GCSEs at D grade, including English, or a level one qualification in Childcare at Diploma or Health and Social Care Level 1 at merit or distinction and Level 2 in English. For mature students 19+ there are no specific entry requirements, however you will be required to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills to enable you to offer support to children. Anyone working in the fields of care, education, or personal services will needs to have a CRB check (this includes work experience).

Early Learning and Childcare Children’s Social Care Learning and Development Support Services An optional, stand alone unit ‘Understand how to set up a home based child care service,’ can be taken by those wishing to become registered childminders.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as qualifications in food safety, drug awareness, effective listening skills and paediatric first aid.

How long does the course last? Two years.

Entry requirements

College main site in Worksop

At least 5 GCSEs at grades A to C, including English Mature applicants 19+ must have a Level 2 qualification at a merit or distinction and a competent level of English and Maths, GCSE or equivalent To work in care, education, or personal services you will need a CRB check (includes work experience).

How will I be assessed?

Where will I study?

Placement observation Portfolio Assignment tasks set by CACHE.

College main site in Worksop and at your work placement.

Where will I study?

What next? Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Advanced Apprenticeship in Childcare and Education Employment – a variety of level 2 positions within a range of child care and education settings. Other courses in Health and Social Care.

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How will I be assessed? Direct observation within the workplace Portfolio of evidence Written assignments Task set by CACHE.

What next? Employment HNC/HND Levels 4 and 5 in Advanced Practice in Working with Children and Families/Foundation Degrees.


CACHE Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Child Care and Education

Advanced Apprenticeship in Child Care

Course outline

Course outline

This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years, and prepares you to work with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children's Services. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas.

This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. You will work on a range of modules to include: implementing duty of care, engaging in personal development in children’s and young people’s settings and promote child and young person development.

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education has an established reputation as a suitable entry route into a number of degree courses, and each year a number of CACHE learners will progress onto university after successfully completing the qualification.

As an apprentice you will work within a childcare setting and attend college just one day per week. You will be assigned an assessor who will visit you at work to gain practical assessments and help guide you through your qualification. You will also undertake Key Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as qualifications in food safety, drug awareness, effective listening skills and paediatric first aid.

How long does the course last? Two years.

Entry requirements At least 5 GCSEs at grades A to C, including English. Mature applicants 19+ must have a Level 2 qualification at a merit or distinction and demonstrate a competent level of English and Maths. Anyone working in the fields of care, education, or personal services will needs to have a CRB check (this includes work experience).

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Written assignments, placement observations and research tasks.

What next? Employment HNC/HND Levels 4 and 5 in Advanced Practice in Working with Children and Families/Foundation Degrees.

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How long does the course last? Up to two years.

Entry requirements Learners should be at least 16 years old and have at least 5 GCSEs at grades A to C, including English. Mature applicants 19+ must have a Level 2 qualification at a merit or distinction and demonstrate a competent level of English and Maths, GCSE or equivalent Anyone working in care, education, or personal services will needs to have a CRB check (this includes work experience).

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and your place of work.

How will I be assessed? Direct observation within the workplace Portfolio of evidence Written assignment tasks set by CACHE Task set by CACHE.

What next? Employment A variety of Level 3 positions within a range of Child Care and educational settings.

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I picture myself in a well-paid, respected job.

George Burton Information Technology

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Computing Because computers are used in every business these days, the job opportunities for IT practitioners are endless. If computing sounds like the career for you, you’ll benefit from the practical experience offered by our courses, in computer and network maintenance, web design and troubleshooting. The qualifications you will gain from Norths Notts College are nationally recognised by employers and universities, and valued for their ability to create confident professionals who have well-rounded skills and knowledge. Good English and Maths skills are an essential part of the computing course and employment. All network systems operate on a binary basis requiring good numerical awareness. Communicating either electronically or verbally is an important part of working in the computing industry. A range of AS and A-levels in complementary subjects are also available to enhance your progression opportunities.

What job opportunities are available? • • • • • • • • • • •

ICT Technician Computing Gaming Industry Network Administration Network Maintenance Network Design Software Development Web Creation Web Maintenance Web Security Entry to degree courses

Courses at a glance Level 2 • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Information Technology • Apprenticeship in Information Technology Level 3 • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Information Technology • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology • Advanced Apprenticeship in Information Technology

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Information Technology

Apprenticeship in Information Technology

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of the IT industry and the role of an IT Practitioner. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of IT hardware and software. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

The Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake the BTEC Level 2 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

How long does the course last? Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements You should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades D or above preferably with Maths and English Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

Where will I study?

One year.

Entry requirements You should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades D or above preferably with Maths and English Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments, work-based assessments and set course work. You may also have to undertake a written or on-line test for your Key Skills.

College main site in Worksop.

What next? How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments and set course work.

What next? Employment within the IT industry Further study at Level 3 Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

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Continue your training and progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Information Technology.


Advanced Apprenticeship in Information Technology

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Information Technology

Course outline

Course outline

The Advanced Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake a BTEC Level 3 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skill to become an IT Practitioner. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of IT hardware and software, with a focus on ICT systems support. This is a 6 unit course that is equivalent to 1 A Level.

How long does the course last? Two years.

Additional courses I will study Entry requirements You should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades C or above preferably with Maths and English or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in an appropriate subject Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments, work-based assessments and set course work. You may also have to undertake a written or on-line test for your Key Skills.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements You should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades C or above preferably with Maths and English. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

What next? You may want to continue your training by undertaking industry – standard short courses.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments and set course work.

What next? Employment within the IT industry Further study at Level 3 Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with a broadly-based foundation of computer hardware and software systems. It explores the technology requirements of business and how those needs can be best met. This is a 12 unit course equivalent to 2 A-levels.

This course is designed to provide you with a broadly-based foundation of computer hardware and software systems. It explores the technology requirements of business and how those needs can be best met. This is a 18 unit course equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

Two years

Two years.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades C or above preferably with Maths and English, or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in an appropriate subject. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

You should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades C or above preferably with Maths and English, or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in an appropriate subject. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

College main site in Worksop.

College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments and set course work.

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments and set course work.

What next?

What next?

Employment within the IT industry Further study in Higher Education HNC/HND/Degree Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

Employment within the IT industry Further study in Higher Education HNC/HND/Degree Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

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I picture myself working as an ICT technician in a school. Daniel Haxton Information Technology

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I picture myself as a self-employed joiner. Sophie Grout Construction

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Construction Would you like to join the construction industry? At Norths Notts College you can get nationally recognised qualifications in a wide range of joinery and brickwork courses, giving you skills that are highly valued by employers. Then you’ll be able to pursue a career in the building industry, or further your knowledge and experience with an apprenticeship. Our courses are full time, taught by qualified lecturers with industry experience, and will give you a strong foothold in construction for the domestic or industrial sectors. You may also get the chance to achieve a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, which will be invaluable to you and your future employers. Careers in the construction industry increasingly require the use of Maths and English skills in order to interpret plans, drawings and order materials accordingly. Working with other trades and professions on building sites and in different locations means that you need to be an effective communicator using both written and verbal skills.

What job opportunities are available? A qualification in construction can lead to opportunities such as: • • • •

If you change your mind about your chosen career whilst studying at the college, the qualifications available will also enable you to pursue alternative careers within the construction industry.

Courses at a glance Level 1 • CSKILLS Level 1 Award and Certificate in Building Crafts • CSKILLS Level 1 Diploma in Painting/Decorating • CSKILLS Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying • CSKILLS Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 • CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma in Construction Operations • CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying • CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry • CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery • Apprenticeship in Brickwork • Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench joinery Level 3 • CSKILLS Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying • CSKILLS Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry • CSKILLS Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery • Advanced Apprenticeship in Brickwork • Advanced Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench joinery

Carpenter and Joiner Bench Joiner Bricklayer Painter and Decorator

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CSKILLS Level 1 Award and CertiďŹ cate in Building Crafts

CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma in Construction Operations

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of a range of building craft processes and techniques and allow you to develop a range of related skills. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will provide you with a good foundation for further studies in construction.

This course is designed to provide you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of a range of construction processes and techniques and allow you to develop a range of related skills. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will provide you with a good foundation for further studies or employment within the construction industry.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements. You will need to undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Entry requirements

College main site in Worksop.

Level 1 qualification. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

How will I be assessed?

Where will I study?

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments.

College main site in Worksop.

Where will I study?

How will I be assessed? What next? Progression onto a relevant Diploma in general construction, brick or carpentry and joinery. Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme. Employment in the construction industry.

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Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments.

What next? Progression onto a relevant Diploma in general construction, brick or carpentry and joinery. Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme. Employment in the construction industry.


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CSKILLS Level 1 Diploma in Painting/Decorating

CSKILLS Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of a range of painting craft processes and techniques and allow you to develop a range of related skills. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will provide you with a good foundation for further studies in construction.

This course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of bricklaying and allow you to develop a range of related skills. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different building methods, techniques and practices.

Additional courses I will study Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? How long does the course last?

One year.

One year.

Entry requirements Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements. You will need to undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

There are no formal entry requirements though you need to have a genuine interest in the area and a practical aptitude for the subject. You will need to undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next? Progression onto a relevant Diploma in general construction, brick or carpentry and joinery. Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme. Employment in the construction industry.

What next? You may progress to employment in bricklaying and other related careers or onto the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Alternatively you may consider a Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

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CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

CSKILLS Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with the broad knowledge, understanding and skill to become a qualified bricklayer. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different building methods, techniques and practices.

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skill to become a qualified bricklayer. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different building methods, techniques and practices.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

One year.

One year

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

College main site in Worksop.

College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next?

What next?

Progression to Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying. Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme. Employment in bricklaying and other related careers.

Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme Continue your training by undertaking industry – standard short courses. Employment in bricklaying and other related careers.

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Apprenticeship in Brickwork Level 2

Advanced Apprenticeship in Brickwork Level 3

Course outline

Course outline

The Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake the CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

The Advanced Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to take nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake the CSKILLS Level 3 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

Two years.

Two years.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

College main site in Worksop.

College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments, work-based assessment and on-line knowledge tests.

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments, work-based assessment and on-line knowledge tests.

What next?

What next?

Progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Brickwork.

You may want to continue your training by undertaking industry – standard short courses.

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CSKILLS Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of carpentry and joinery and allow you to develop a range of related skills. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of a range of different carpentry and joinery methods, techniques and practices.

This course is designed to provide you with the broad knowledge, understanding and skill to become a qualified site carpenter. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different site carpentry methods, techniques and practices.

Additional courses I will study Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

One year.

One year.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements though you need to have a genuine interest in the area and a practical aptitude for the subject. You will need to undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on individual basis. You will also undertake an initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

College main site in Worksop.

College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next?

What next?

Progress to Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme Employment in the carpentry and joinery industry.

Progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme Employment in site carpentry and other related careers.

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CSKILLS Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry

CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skill to become a qualified site carpenter. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different site carpentry methods, techniques and practices.

This course is designed to provide you with the broad knowledge, understanding and skill to become a qualified bench joiner. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different bench joinery methods, techniques and practices.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

One year.

One year.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on individual basis. You will also undertake an initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

College main site in Worksop.

College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next?

What next?

Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme. Employment in site carpentry and other related careers.

Progression onto the Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme Employment in bench joinery and other related careers.

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CSKILLS Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery

Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery Level 2

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skill to become a qualified bench joiner. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different bench joinery methods, techniques and practices.

The Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake the CSKILLS Level 2 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

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How long does the course last? Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

Two years.

Entry requirements

One year.

You would normally be expected to have completed a Level 1 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Entry requirements

Where will I study?

You would normally be expected to have completed a Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

How long does the course last?

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments, work-based assessment and on-line knowledge tests.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

What next?

How will I be assessed?

Progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery.

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next? Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme. Employment in bench joinery and other related careers.

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Course outline The Advanced Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake the CSKILLS Level 3 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

How long does the course last? Two years.

Entry requirements Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments, work-based assessment and on-line knowledge tests.

What next? You may want to continue your training by undertaking industry – standard short courses.

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I picture myself owning my own plumbing business. Evan Stead Plumbing

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Building services Our building services department offers electrical, plumbing and gas training and assessment courses, giving you EAL, City & Guilds and BPEC qualifications that are essential if you want to work in the building industry. Throughout your course, you will be under the expert guidance of our qualified lecturers who have many years’ experience of working in these trades. Most courses are based at our Shireoaks Skills Centre in Worksop, including some taught at our high-tech AM2 Centre, one of only 40 in the country. Both sites are very well-equipped, and we’re expanding our plumbing provision to include an ACS Gas BPEC-accredited assessment centre. To keep our students ahead of environmental changes, we are also planning courses in renewable energy, energy efficiency and water regulations. Technologies in the building services trades are consistently improving and you will need to be able to interpret and install equipment from plans. This requires extensive use of both English and Maths skills to ensure that all work completed is accurate and to industry standards.

What job opportunities are available? A qualification in building services can lead you to opportunities within the building services industry. These opportunities available could lead you on a path way to such jobs as: • • • • • •

Plumber Plumbing engineer Gas engineer Electrician/electrical engineering Electrician/electrical installations Electrician/electrical maintenance

Courses at a glance Level 1 • EAL Level 1 Plumbing • EAL Level 1 Electrical Level 2 • EAL Level 2 Access to Building Services (Plumbing) • Apprenticeship in Plumbing • C&G Level 2 Electrical Level 3 • EAL Level 3 Plumbing • EAL Level 3 Electrical • Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing • Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical

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EAL Level 1 Plumbing

EAL Level 2 Access to Building Services (Plumbing)

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of plumbing and allows you to develop a range of related skills. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different plumbing methods, techniques and practices.

This course is designed to provide you with the broad knowledge, understanding and skills to become a qualified plumber. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different plumbing methods, techniques and practices.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC work skills qualifications.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements though you need to have a genuine interest in the area and a practical aptitude for the subject. You will need to undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Entry requirements You would normally be expected to have completed a Level 1 qualification in plumbing. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study? The Shireoaks Skills Centre at the Shireoaks Triangle in Worksop.

Where will I study? The Shireoaks Skills Centre at the Shireoaks Triangle in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next? You may progress to employment in a plumbing environment and other related careers or onto the Level 2 qualification in plumbing. Alternatively you may consider a Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

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What next? You may progress to employment in Plumbing and other related careers or onto the Level 3 Plumbing course. Alternatively you may consider a Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.


EAL Level 3 Plumbing

Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to become a qualified plumber. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different plumbing methods, techniques and practices.

The Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship programmes give you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake the EAL Diploma together with relevant Key Skills.

How long does the course last? Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? Two years.

Entry requirements You would normally be expected to have completed a Level 2 qualification in plumbing. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Two years per level.

Entry requirements You would normally be expected to have completed a Level 1 qualification in plumbing for the Apprenticeship and a Level 2 qualification in plumbing for the Advanced Apprenticeship. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study? The Shireoaks Skills Centre at the Shireoaks Triangle in Worksop and at your work place.

How will I be assessed? Where will I study? The Shireoaks Skills Centre at the Shireoaks Triangle in Worksop.

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next? How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next? You may progress to employment in plumbing and other related careers. Alternatively you may consider a Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

After completing your apprenticeship you may want to continue your training and progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing. After your Advanced Apprenticeship you may want to continue your training by undertaking industry – standard short courses, for example Water Regulations, Unvented and hot water.

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EAL Level 1 Electrical

C&G Level 2 Electrical

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of the electrical industry and allows you to develop a range of related skills. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different electrical methods, techniques and practices.

This course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of the electrical industry and allows you to develop a range of related skills. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different electrical installation techniques and practices.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements though you need to have a genuine interest in the area and a practical aptitude for the subject. You will need to undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Entry requirements You would normally be expected to have completed a Level 1 qualification in electrical. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake an initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study? The Shireoaks Skills Centre at the Shireoaks Triangle in Worksop.

Where will I study? The Shireoaks Skills Centre at the Shireoaks Triangle in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next? You may progress to employment in an electrical environment and other related careers or onto the Level 2 qualification in electrical. Alternatively you may consider a Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

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What next? You may progress to the Level 3 Electrical course or alternatively you may consider an Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.


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C&G Level 3 Electrical

Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical

Course outline

Course outline

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to become a qualified electrician. The subjects covered include a range of practical skill based units that will also develop your underpinning knowledge of different electrical installation techniques and practices.

The Advanced Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake the EAL Level 3 Diploma, together with relevant Key Skills.

How long does the course last? Additional courses I will study

Up to four years.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

Entry requirements

How long does the course last? Two years.

You would normally be expected to have completed a Level 2 qualification in electrical. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Entry requirements You should have a minimum of 3 GCSES at Grade C or above, which must include Maths and English. You will also need to be able to gain access to electrical work on-site. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. You will also undertake initial diagnostic tests and interview before starting the course.

Where will I study? The Shireoaks Skills Centre at the Shireoaks Triangle in Worksop and at your work place.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments, work-based assessment and on-line knowledge tests.

Where will I study? The Shireoaks Skills Centre at the Shireoaks Triangle in Worksop.

How will I be assessed?

What next? You may want to continue your training by undertaking industry – standard short courses, for example 17th edition regulations and inspection and testing courses.

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed practical assignments and on-line knowledge tests.

What next? You may progress to employment in electrical installation and other related careers. Alternatively you may consider a Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

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I picture myself being a music technician. Levi Hodgson Music

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Creative arts and technologies Do you see yourself with an exciting career in the creative arts? Whether you’re interested in a career in animation, illustration, music technology, film and video, fashion, textiles, web design and more, our knowledgeable lecturers are here to help you reach your goal. Our creative arts and technologies centre is known for its excellent facilities. These include industry-standard digital sound recording studio, TV studio and control room, radio broadcast studio, Apple Mac design and production suite, art and design studios, a theatre, rehearsal rooms and a fashion and textile workshop. The possibilities are endless and Norths Notts College can help you take those first steps towards achieving your dreams. Working in the visual arts, performing arts, media and music industries involves both verbal written and analytical skills together with flair and imagination. To support your careers in these pathways you will have the opportunity to develop all of these skills enhancing your employability. A range of AS and A-levels in complementary subjects are also available to enhance your progression opportunities.

What job opportunities are available? Courses within this area can lead to careers in: • • • • • • • • • •

• • • • • • • •

Music Production Technical Theatre/lighting/stage DJ/Entertainer/Performer Scriptwriter Camera work/Film making Textile/design/Printer Jewellery Design/Maker Audio Visual Technician

Courses at a glance Level 2 • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production (Interactive Media) Level 4 • BTEC Level 3/ 4 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media

Illustrator/book/editorial Commercial Artist/Designer Display/ Packaging Fashion Design Journalism Animation/Multimedia/Web Design Art/Occupational Therapy/Drama Therapy Theatre Costume Design/Set Design Special Effects/Model-Making Composer

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production

Course outline

Course outline

This course is an introduction to the practical and theoretical elements of music and music technology. Students make music with computers, record, compose and perform both individually and in groups. The course offers the opportunity to learn about the music business, composing and sound recording, sequencing, microphone techniques and to complete a music production project. The course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs and provides a good basis to progress to advanced level qualifications.

This course combines theory with hands-on work and is an ideal introduction to the Media Industry. Typical projects cover Advertising Production, Stop Motion Animation Production and Group Production Projects. Students will also work on video production projects for NNCTV, the college’s own TV network.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or a Level 1 Diploma in a related study area. Mature applicants who do not have these qualifications may still be eligible, subject to successful interview. All applicants will need to demonstrate an interest and commitment to music and will be required to attend an interview and audition.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Assignments are assessed on completion and at interim points throughout the course.

What next? A career as a Performer, Composer, Arranger, Session Musician BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music or Music Technology.

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Classes are supported by weekly tutorials and relevant educational visits, i.e. BBC TV Centre in London, Bradford Media Museum and Disney Studios in Paris. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or a Level 1 Diploma in a related study area. Any mature applicants who do not have these qualifications may still be eligible, subject to successful interview and audition. All applicants will need to demonstrate an interest and commitment to Media and will be required to attend an interview.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Assignments will include keeping journals, writing short essays, delivering presentations, completing workbooks, creating video diaries and tutor observations.

What next? Employment opportunities in video, TV, press and radio and other areas where communication skills are important. BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.


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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting)

Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

Course outline

Course outline

This is an exciting course aimed at learners who are interested in studying various aspects of the Performing Arts industry. Students have the opportunity to study a range of mandatory and optional units designed to give you a balanced understanding of theatre production and performance. This is vocational course and the main purpose is to prepare you for further study and future employment in the performing arts industry. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

The course of study will enable students to experience a broad range of art and design disciplines and to generate a portfolio of coursework to support progression to further study.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last?

Students complete a variety of creative and inventive assignments which enables them to identify their individual creative interests and strengths. Contextual studies provide a better understanding of art and design practice in a historical and contemporary context. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

One year.

Entry requirements Minimum entry requirements are 4 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent. All applicants will attend an interview and audition with the course team leader. Any mature applicants who do not have these qualifications may still be eligible, subject to successful interview and audition. Prior experience within performing arts not essential.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Practical assignments Coursework.

What next? Employment BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) (Subject to achieving merit or distinction at Level 2).

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements The minimum entry requirements are 4 GCSEs grade D or equivalent or a Level 1 Introductory Diploma in a related subject at merit or distinction. Any mature applicants who do not have these qualifications may still be eligible, subject to successful interview and audition. It will be expected that applicants will bring a portfolio of artwork or examples of creative practice to interview.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop

How will I be assessed? Assignments are assessed on completion and at interim points throughout the course.

What next? Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design.

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Practice

Course outline

Course outline

This course mixes theory with hands-on practical work and is ideal for applicants looking to develop a further understanding of different sectors of the media industry.

This highly practical two-year course aims to develop music practice and performance skills to enable students to develop a successful career in the music industry.

Each term, students are involved in a project which typically involves producing a media product for a client in the community or within college. Recent projects have involved making educational films for Bassetlaw District Council, video work for The National Trust at Clumber Park and a Student Magazine for North Notts College. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Students will learn about music performance, session styles and techniques, arranging music, modern music in practice, improvising music, sequencing, composing, recording techniques and the sound and music industry. Students will also perform at a variety of venues and build individual portfolios including a fully produced and mastered album, pop video, music-based website and scores for film sequences. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? Two years.

Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade A – C or a Merit/Distinction grade in Level 2 Creative Media Diploma. Any mature applicants who do not have these qualifications may still be eligible, subject to successful interview and audition. All learners will take Initial Assessments at interview for Maths and English.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

Additional courses I will study The opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? Two years

Entry requirements BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a relevant subject or 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. Any mature applicants who do not have these qualifications may still be eligible, subject to successful interview. All applicants will need to demonstrate an interest and commitment to music and will be required to attend an interview and audition.

Where will I study?

How will I be assessed?

College main site in Worksop.

Assessment via journals, essays, presentations, workbooks and video diaries.

How will I be assessed?

What next? A career as a runner, researcher or production assistant in the TV industry or press or radio. University level qualifications.

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Assignments on completion and throughout the course.

What next? A career as a performer, composer, arranger, session musician or music teacher. Foundation Degree or Degree course in Music, Music Technology or Music Management.


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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology

Course outline

Course outline

This is the ideal course if you are interested in studying a broad range of Art and Design disciplines to enable progression into employment or Higher Education.

This highly practical two-year course provides a clear understanding of the music industry.

The course of study provides the opportunity to develop a portfolio of artwork incorporating drawing, painting, two and three dimensional design, design crafts, textiles, fashion, illustration, animation, time-based studies, graphic design, creative imaging and digital photography. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? Two years.

Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A – C, or a Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design at merit/distinction grade. It is usual for a candidate to provide examples of their artwork at interview.

Where will I study? College main Site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Assignments are assessed on completion and at interim points throughout the course.

What next? Employment in the creative arts industry University level qualifications.

The course is designed to provide students with a wide range of skills and to broaden their employment and higher education opportunities. Students will learn a wide range of skills including acoustics, sampling, mixing, recording and editing and they also produce a portfolio including a fully produced and mastered album, pop video, music-based website and scores for film sequences. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? Two years.

Entry requirements BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a relevant subject or 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. Any mature applicants who do not have these qualifications may still be eligible, subject to successful interview. All applicants will need to demonstrate an interest and commitment to music and will be required to attend an interview and audition.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Assignments are assessed on completion and at interim points throughout the course.

What next? A career as a producer, recording engineer, composer, live sound, sound designer or DJ performer Foundation Degree or Degree course in Music, Music Technology or Music Management.

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Interactive Media)

Course outline

Course outline

This is a practical, work-related course of study. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. All students become members of the ‘Shine Theatre Company’ and take an active role in all of the acting tasks, activities and professional demands of running a theatre company. Students have the opportunity to learn about the performing arts industry and potential areas of employment and to develop the skills and techniques required to support progression. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

The Interactive Media course is designed to provide an exciting and innovative learning opportunity for anyone who has an interest in contemporary media practice. Working in our Mac based design suites students will incorporate audio visual digital arts, graphic design, animation, advertising, web design and the creative application of ‘cutting edge’ technologies in response to vocationally related assignments and client briefs. This course is equivalent to 3 A levels.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? Two years.

How long does the course last?

Entry requirements

Two years.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at A – C, or a Level 2 Diploma in a related subject. All applicants are required to bring a portfolio of artwork or examples of creative practice to interview.

Entry requirements BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a relevant subject or 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. Any mature applicants who do not have these qualifications may still be eligible, subject to successful interview. All applicants will need to demonstrate an interest and commitment to performing arts and will be required to attend an interview and audition.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Assignments are assessed on completion and at interim points throughout the course.

Where will I study?

What next?

College main site in Worksop.

A career in web design and development, computer games design, multi media authoring, video production or audio production. University level study.

How will I be assessed? Assignments are assessed on completion and at interim points throughout the course.

What next? A career in the creative industry Higher education, drama school courses such as; drama therapy, arts in the community, theatre studies, acting, dance and theatre studies and teaching. Register for an open day at www.nnc.ac.uk


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BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Level 3/4 Course outline The Foundation Diploma course will enable you to generate a portfolio of art and design work to support your progression to university level study. You will be encouraged to explore your creative potential and develop your technical abilities. The course includes drawing, painting, two and three dimensional design, design crafts, textiles, fashion, illustration, animation, graphic design, creative imaging and digital photography.

Additional courses I will study The opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths, if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements Minimum age is 18 at the start of the course. Minimum Entry Requirements are 4 GCSEs at grades A – C plus one A2-level in a related subject. (Art and English are desirable) or a National Diploma in Art and Design, Design or Media Production. All applicants will be interviewed and will be required to bring with them a portfolio of art and design work.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Assignments are assessed on completion and at interim points throughout the course. A final project Public exhibition of work.

What next? A career in the creative industries. University level study.

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I picture myself studying at university and then becoming part of a motorcycle race team. Edward Wratten Motor Vehicle Engineering

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Engineering and motor vehicle Businesses are crying out for employees with solid engineering skills, so we’ve got a range of courses to help you find a steady rung on the career ladder. You can choose from mechanical engineering, fabrication and welding or motor vehicle studies to give you a valuable edge in the jobs market. Our courses make use of the latest technology including computer-aided manufacture (CAM) and CNC (computer numerical control) machining and mechatronics to design mechanical drives and assemblies at our on-site National Fluid Power Centre. If cars are what interest you most, you can learn useful vehicle fitting, maintenance and repair skills in our modern, well-equipped workshops. You will need Maths skills to help you calculate and measure materials correctly. English skills will ensure you can record problems accurately and produce reports when needed. AS and A-levels in Physics, Maths or Applied Maths are also available to enhance your progression opportunities.

What job opportunities are available? A qualification in engineering can lead you to opportunities within the engineering industry. These opportunities available could lead you on a pathway to such jobs as: • • • • • • • • • •

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If you change your mind about your chosen career whilst studying at the college, the qualifications available will also enable you to pursue alternative careers within the Engineering industry.

Courses at a glance Level 1 • EAL Level 1 Diploma in Engineering • IMI (Institute of Motor Vehicle Industry) Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance Level 2 • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering • City and Guilds Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering – Fabrication and Welding Pathway • IMI (Institute of Motor Vehicle Industry) Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Fitting • Apprenticeship in Engineering • Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Level 3 • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering • Advanced Internship in Integrated Systems Engineering • Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering • Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Mechanic Fabricator & Welder Structural Engineer Machinist Maintenance Mechanic Manufacture Engineer Draughtsman Technical Services – Project Management Toolmaker CNC operative

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EAL Level 1 Diploma in Engineering

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

Course outline

Course outline

This course will provide you with an opportunity to sample different aspects of engineering. You will develop a range of practical skills and an understanding of careers linked to engineering. You will study units related to motor vehicle maintenance, mechanical engineering and fabrication and welding. The variety provided by this course will help you to decide which pathway to follow in higher study or in employment.

If you are considering a career or future study in engineering then this course is for you. The core units provide essential knowledge related to any engineering career and include working safely, interpreting and using engineering information and mathematics for engineering. Option units cover a range of topics and reflect developments in technology. A range of modern technology is used to support the delivery including the latest CNC and CAD/CAM equipment. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as a qualification in Performing Engineering Operations.

Additional courses I will study

One year.

You will have the opportunity to take Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as a qualification in Performing Engineering Operations.

Entry requirements

How long does the course last?

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be capable of studying at Level 1 and would be expected to achieve a minimum of Entry Level 3 in Literacy and Numeracy on initial BKSB assessment.

One year

How long does the course last?

Entry requirements

College main site in Worksop.

5 GCSEs at A – E including Maths and English at D grade or a Level 1 engineering qualification. Other relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

How will I be assessed?

Where will I study?

You will be assessed by a range of practical assessments in the workshops.

College main site in Worksop.

Where will I study?

How will I be assessed? What next? Employment in engineering related environments or apprentices in specific sector such as mechanical engineering, fabrication and welding or motor vehicle. Progression onto a Level 2 course. Alternatively you could go on an Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with continuing study at college.

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Your work will be assessed by a range of practical and written assignments.

What next? Employment in an engineering related career. Further study at higher levels within the engineering curriculum. Alternatively you could join an Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with continuing study at college.


EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering – Fabrication and Welding Pathway

NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations

Course outline

Course outline

If you like practical work or you are thinking of a career in fabrication and welding this course could be for you. You will learn about the basic principles of working in an engineering environment, by studying core units in engineering techniques and engineering principles. You will also study a range of option units including; producing components from sheet metal, welding principles and CAD. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

This course explores engineering practices and provides you with some of the key knowledge and skills. Subjects covered include: working safely in an engineering environment, making components using hand and fitting techniques, machining and wiring and testing electronic circuits.

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Additional courses I will study

You will have the opportunity to take Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as a qualification in Performing Engineering Operations.

This course can be studied as a stand alone course or as part of the package offered with Level 2 BTEC Diploma and Level 2 EAL Diploma You will have the opportunity to take Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

One year.

One year.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A – E including Maths and English at D grade or a Level 1 engineering qualification. Other relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

There are no formal entry requirements but candidates must be deemed capable of studying at this level.

Additional courses I will study

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Your work will be assessed by practical assessments in the workshops.

How will I be assessed? You will be assessed in a simulated workplace environment. Your assessor will observe you whilst you are carrying out appropriate tasks. You will be asked questions as you perform tasks and you will compile a portfolio.

What next? Employment in a fabrication and welding settings. Further study at higher levels within the engineering curriculum. Alternatively you may consider an Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with continuing study at college.

What next? This could be the first step into engineering related work or a stepping stone to further study.

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Advanced Internship in Integrated Systems Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

Course outline

Course outline

If you have a keen aptitude and ability in engineering and want a step up on the career ladder then this exciting new programme could be for you. Run in collaboration with the British Fluid Power Association, the course also works with employers from the BFPA offering sponsorship and placements to the right learners. The programme combines theory and practical work and provides an insight into engineering topics and developments in new technology. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Ideal for those considering a career in engineering, or intending to study engineering at university. It combines theoretical knowledge with practical activity and provides an insight into engineering topics and developments in new technology. Units include mechanical systems, electrical installation, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. You will use a range of modern technology including the facilities at the National Fluid Power Centre and the latest CNC and CAD/CAM equipment. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

The opportunity to take Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as a qualification in Performing Engineering Operations.

You will have the opportunity to take Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? How long does the course last?

Two years.

Two years.

Entry requirements Entry requirements You will need to have a proven interest and aptitude for engineering together with a minimum of 5 GCSEs at A* – B, including English and Maths. You will need to complete a successful interview and assessment day.

At least 5 GCSEs at A* – C including Maths, English and Science or a Level 2 engineering course with Key/Functional Skills of at least Level 2. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

Main college site in Worksop, the National Fluid Power Centre and at your industrial placement.

College main site in Worksop

How will I be assessed? How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed written assignments. There are also opportunities to apply theory to practical tasks, assessments and projects.

Assessment is by a range of written assignments. There are also opportunities in some units to apply theory to practical tasks, assessments and projects.

What next? What next? You may progress to employment in Engineering related careers, or onto Higher Education and university. Alternatively you may consider a Higher Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.

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You may progress to employment in Engineering related careers, or onto Higher Education and university. Alternatively you may consider a Higher Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with work based assessment.


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Apprenticeship in Engineering

Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering

Course outline

Course outline

The Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake a Level 2 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

The Advanced Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake a Level 3 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

One year.

Two years.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades D or above preferably with Maths and English. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades C or above preferably with Maths and English or a BTEC First Award in an appropriate subject. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments, work-based assessments and set course work. You may have to undertake a written or on-line test for your key skills.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments, work-based assessments and set course work. You may have to undertake a written or on-line test for your key skills.

What next? You may want to continue your training and progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.

What next? You may want to continue your training by undertaking industry – standard short courses.

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IMI Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting

IMI Level 2 CertiďŹ cate in Vehicle Fitting

Course outline

Course outline

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills essential for working on vehicles in all types of garages and dealerships. It involves both the theory and practice of health and safety, workshop practice, removal of clutches, exhausts and brakes and basic construction and layout of vehicles.

If you want to gain expertise and qualifications relevant to the motor vehicle industry, this course is for you. You will be able to gain a greater understanding of relevant techniques including inspection and fitting processes. Core units include health and safety, and workplace practice. Option units will extend your knowledge and your practical skills and will include inspecting and replacing clutches, braking systems and components. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths if appropriate. You may also study an engineering qualification linked to your motor vehicle studies.

How long does the course last? One year.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications in English and Maths if appropriate. You may also study an engineering qualification linked to your motor vehicle studies.

Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements but you must be capable of studying at Level 1 and would be expected to achieve a minimum of Entry Level 3 in Literacy and Numeracy on initial BKSB assessment.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and placement.

How will I be assessed?

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements Level 1 Motor Vehicle qualification and achieved at least Level 1 Key/Functional skills in Literacy and Numeracy. Other relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Your work will be assessed by practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment and through multiple-choice testing and written assessments.

Where will I study?

What next?

How will I be assessed?

Employment in motor vehicle industry, for instance vehicle fitting company or garage. Progression onto Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance Courses. Alternatively you could consider a Work Based Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with continuing study at college.

You will be assessed by practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment and through multiple-choice testing and written assessments.

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College main site in Worksop and placement.

What next? Employment in the motor vehicle industry, for instance with a vehicle fitting company or garage. An Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme which combines employment with continuing study at college.


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Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle

Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle

Course outline

Course outline

The Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake a Level 2 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

The Advanced Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake a Level 3 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

One year.

Two years.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades D or above preferably with Maths and English. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades C or above preferably with Maths and English or a BTEC First Award in an appropriate subject. Other relevant experience and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments, work-based assessments and set course work. You may have to undertake a written or on-line test for your key skills.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments, work-based assessments and set course work. You may have to undertake a written or on-line test for your Key Skills.

What next? Continue your training and progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle.

What next? You may want to continue your training by undertaking industry – standard short courses.

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I picture myself studying wildlife conservation at university. Jenny Gladman Environmental Conservation

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Environmental conservation Are you interested in saving the planet? Our work-based environmental qualifications expand on your existing knowledge and interests, helping you make a real difference to your future and the environment around you.

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Working in environmental conservation requires excellent communication skills to write reports and do presentations. Maths skills are also important to understand data and identify trends.

Courses at a glance Our experienced environmental conservation lecturers will give you all the help you need to get started in this exciting and valuable discipline. A range of AS and A-levels in complementary subjects are also available to enhance your progression opportunities.

Level 2 • BTEC Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Conservation Level 3 • BTEC Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Conservation

What job opportunities are available? Courses within this pathway are suitable for anyone wanting to develop a career working within the environment such as: • • • • •

Nature Reserve Warden Countryside Ranger Estate Worker Environmental Worker Forrester

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BTEC Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Conservation

BTEC Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Conservation

Course outline

Course outline

To achieve the full Diploma, which is equivalent to 4 GSCEs you must take credits from each of these groups:

At Level 3 you must take the following credits:

Monitor and maintain health and safety. Establish and maintain effective working relationships Develop personal performance Communicate with and care for the public and others. Maintain environmental good practice. Promote responsible use of the environment Prepare and conduct field surveys for people, animals and plants Carry out habitat management works.

Promote, monitor and maintain health and safety. Communicate with and care for the public and others. Implement environmental good practice. Plan, deliver and evaluate environmental projects. Deliver and evaluate environmental education activities. Manage the work of volunteers. Prepare and conduct field surveys. Produce management plans for environmental sites. Carry out habitat management works. This course is equivalent to 2 A-levels.

Additional courses I will study

Additional courses I will study

Functional skills, if appropriate, or GCSEs in English and Maths and a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

Functional skills, if appropriate, or GSCEs in English and Maths. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements Either experienced conservation workers wanting to demonstrate their competence, or people new to the area wanting to learn the necessary vocational skills. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted onto the course.

Entry requirements Either experienced conservation workers wanting to demonstrate their competence, or people new to the area wanting to learn the necessary vocational skills. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted onto the course.

Where will I study? Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre. The practical activities will be based around work completed with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on nature reserves in and around Nottinghamshire.

Where will I study? Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre. The practical activities will be based around work completed with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on nature reserves in and around Nottinghamshire.

How will I be assessed? Coursework Practical observation Completion of portfolio.

How will I be assessed? Coursework Practical observation Completion of portfolio.

What next? Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Conservation Employment in conservation or countryside management fields. Register for an open day at www.nnc.ac.uk

What next? Career in Conservation Higher Education.


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I picture myself studying at university and then working in a career to do with the environment. Joel Whitton Environmental Conservation

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I picture myself owning my own beauty salon in Tickhill or Bawtry. Verity Kay Beauty

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Hairdressing, beauty and complementary therapies Do you see yourself as a hair stylist or beauty therapist? Our exciting vocational programmes offer excellent training for work in hairdressing and beauty therapy. Based in an industry-standard learning suite, which includes hairdressing and beauty therapy salons, theory rooms, treatment rooms and a reception area, you will develop a broad range of useful skills, including the latest techniques. Under the guidance of our expert tutors, you will undertake both practical and theory work, using professional products, before learning to provide treatments to paying clients. Working in the hair and beauty industry requires flair and an ability to communicate both written and verbally with clients. Numeracy skills support the running of new businesses dealing with the purchase of materials and equipment to the pricing of treatments.

What job opportunities are available? Courses within this pathway are suitable for anyone wanting to develop a career as a hairdresser or beauty therapist. Courses can lead to careers and professional training in: • • • • • • •

Stylist/Therapist Salon Management/Owner Mobile Hairdresser/Therapist Technician Working in a Spa Working on cruise liners Theatre/stage hairdressing/make-up

Courses at a glance Entry Level • Entry Level Certificate – Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector Level 1 • Level 1 Certificate (NVQ) in Hairdressing and Barbering. • Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2 • Level 2 Beauty Therapy make-up Route • Level 2 Diploma (NVQ) in Beauty Therapy • Level 2 Diploma (VRQ) in Beauty Therapy • Level 2 Diploma (NVQ) in Hairdressing • Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing • Apprenticeship in Hairdressing • Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy (General or make-up route) Level 3 • Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing • Level 3 Diploma (NVQ) in Hairdressing • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques • Level 3 Diploma (NVQ) in Beauty Therapy Massage • Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media make-up • Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing • Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy (General or make-up route)

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Entry Level Certificate – Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Level 1 Diploma (NVQ) in Beauty erapy

Course outline

Course outline

A recognised qualification providing an insight into the Hair and Beauty industries. You will develop practical and basic skills needed to progress onto further vocational qualifications in this area. You will study a range of modules to include, skin care, shampooing, hand care and health and safety.

This Level 1 Diploma is a recognised qualification giving an insight into Beauty Therapy. You will work on modules in areas such as facial care and reception duties. You will spend time in the Beauty Salon to demonstrate your practical skills. This course is a great starting place for a career in the Beauty Therapy industry and after successful completion allows you to progress on to the next level.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a Level 1 Certificate in Styling and Twisting Hair.

How long does the course last?

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a Level 2 Award in Dermatitis.

One year.

How long does the course last? Entry requirements

One year.

No formal entry requirements, just a genuine interest in Hair and Beauty.

Entry requirements

Where will I study?

No formal entry requirements, just a genuine interest in beauty therapy as a career.

At our INsync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

Where will I study? How will I be assessed?

At our INsync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

Practical Assessments Written Assessments.

How will I be assessed?

What next? Level 1 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

Practical Observation Tests (written or on-line) Oral questioning.

What next? Level 2 in Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship in Beauty.

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Level 2 Diploma (NVQ) in Beauty erapy

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty erapy

Course outline

Course outline

As part of this Level 2 qualification you will learn how to carry out professional beauty treatments such as eyebrow shaping, waxing, manicures, pedicures, facials in a realistic working environment. You must gain competence performing treatments on paying clients and manage the reception area to book clients in for treatments at our Hair and Beauty salon in the college or at Retford Academy. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake work experience with local employers and participate in additional activities such as hair and beauty exhibitions.

This qualification will give you the skills to carry out professional beauty treatments such as eye brow shaping, manicures, false nails with nail art and facials with scalp massage. You will work in a realistic working environment. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience with local employers, participate in additional activities such as hair and beauty exhibitions and experience a range of opportunities related to the hair and beauty industries. You can gain competence working on peers or paying clients.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs grades C and above or a Level 1 in Beauty Therapy If you are aged 19+ and don’t meet these entry requirements then you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in a career in beauty and complete a successful interview.

Where will I study? At our INsync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

How will I be assessed? Practical observation Online tests Oral questioning.

What next? Diploma in Beauty Therapy at Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy A career as a therapist in a salon, spa work, nail technician, working on a cruise liner or a mobile therapist.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a Level 2 Award in Body Art.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades D – G or Beauty Therapy Level 1. If you are aged 19+ and don’t meet these entry requirements then you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in a career in beauty and complete a successful interview.

Where will I study? At our INsync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

How will I be assessed? Practical tests Written tests.

What next? Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy A career as a therapist in a salon or spa, working on a cruise liner or as a mobile therapist.

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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty erapy Make-up Route

Level 3 Diploma (NVQ) in Beauty erapy Massage

Course outline

Course outline

Ideal course for learners wishing to pursue a career in Beauty Therapy with an emphasis on make-up. Whilst on the course you have the opportunity to attend work experience in theatres, fashion shows and charity based events. As part of your course you will study 9 units to include: make-up application, facial care and lash and brow treatments.

As part of this Level 3 qualification you will learn how to carry out advanced professional beauty treatments such as facial electrics and body massage in a realistic working environment. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience with local employers, participate in additional activities such as hair and beauty exhibitions and experience a range of opportunities related to the hair and beauty industries.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification, a Level 2 Fashion and Photographic Make-up, a Level 2 Body Art Design and Level 2 Dress Hair.

How long does the course last? One year.

This course can also be studied as an Advanced Apprenticeship. You would study one day per week in college and the rest of the week in employment.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a Level 3 Award in Self Tanning.

Entry requirements A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades D–G or Beauty Therapy Level 1. If you are aged 19+ and don’t meet these entry requirements then you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in a career in make-up and complete a successful interview.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements Level 2 in Beauty Therapy.

Where will I study? Where will I study?

At our INsync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

At our INsync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

How will I be assessed? How will I be assessed? Observation Question papers.

Practical observation Online tests Oral questioning.

What next?

What next?

Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up Diploma or NVQ in Beauty Therapy (L3) A career into the beauty or make-up industry.

Employment as an advanced therapist Foundation Degree.

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Level 3 Diploma in Beauty erapy Techniques

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in eatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up

Course outline

Course outline

This qualification is aimed at learners who have achieved Beauty Therapy Level 2 or have achieved A levels. You will learn how to carry out professional beauty treatments such as body massage, Aromatherapy, electrical facials and many more treatments. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience with local employers, participate in additional activities such as hair and beauty exhibitions and experience a range of opportunities related to the hair and beauty industries. The qualification is intended to provide a broad background of understanding of the beauty industry, successful completion of this qualification will enable you to be employed or work for yourself. Some candidates do progress onto Level 4 while still being employed.

This fun and interesting course is ideal for those learners who have completed Level 2 Make-up (or similar) and have a keen interest in advanced make-up and special effects. You will learn to create a wide variety of special effects using makeup to include camouflage, historical and wound effects. Throughout the course learners have the options to attend work experience in theatres, fashion show catwalks as well as charity events.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Additional courses I will study

Entry requirements

You will have the opportunity to gain a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also gain a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a Level 3 Indian Head Massage.

Level 2 (or equivalent) in make-up or related qualification GCSE grade C or above in English or the ability to achieve it.

How long does the course last?

Where will I study?

One year.

At our INsync Training Academy in Retford.

Entry requirements

How will I be assessed?

Beauty Therapy Level 2.

Portfolio Written test papers.

Where will I study? At our INsync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

What next?

How will I be assessed?

A career working in television, film, market leading cosmetic companies along with photographic studios.

Assessments Practical tasks On-line tests.

What next? Employment as a beauty therapist Foundation degree Level 3 certificate in Reflexology Level 3 certificate in Sports Massage.

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Apprenticeship in Beauty erapy

Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty erapy

Course outline

Course outline

As an apprentice you will be employed within a beauty salon and work up to four days per week. You will attend college one day per week to study the NVQ in Beauty Therapy and Functional Skills. As part of this Level 2 qualification you will learn how to carry out professional beauty treatments such as eye brow shaping, waxing, manicures, pedicures, facials and many more treatments in a realistic working environment.

As an apprentice you will be employed within a beauty salon and work up to four days per week. You will attend college one day per week to study the NVQ in Beauty Therapy and Functional Skills. As part of this Level 3 qualification you will learn how to carry out professional beauty treatments facial electrics and body massage in a realistic working environment.

You will be visited in your work place for assessments and earn whilst you learn.

You will be visited in your work place for assessments and earn whilst you learn.

How long does the course last? How long does the course last?

Between one and two years.

Between one and two years.

Entry requirements Entry requirements

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy.

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grades C and above or a Level 1 in Beauty Therapy.

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

At our INsync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford and your place of work.

At our INsync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford and your place of work.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed? Practical observation Online tests Oral questioning.

What next? Diploma in Beauty Therapy at Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy A career as a therapist in a salon, spa work, nail technician, working on a cruise liner or a mobile therapist.

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Practical observation Online tests Oral questioning.

What next? Employment as an advanced therapist Foundation Degree A career as a therapist in a salon, spa work, nail technician, working on a cruise liner or a mobile therapist.


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Level 1 Certificate (NVQ) in Hairdressing and Barbering

Level 2 Diploma (NVQ) in Hairdressing

Course outline

Course outline

This Level 1 Certificate is a recognised qualification giving an insight into Hairdressing. You will work on modules in areas such as blow-drying and styling hair and reception duties. You will spend time in the Hairdressing Salon to demonstrate your practical skills. This course is a great starting place for a career in the hairdressing industry and after successful completion allows you to progress on to the next level.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required for a career in hairdressing. You will learn how to carry out professional hairdressing services such as shampooing, cutting, styling, colouring in a realistic working environment. You will gain competence performing services on real paying clients and manage the reception area to book clients in for treatments at our Insync Salon. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience with local employers. This course can also be studied as an Apprenticeship. You would study one day per week in college and the rest of the week in employment.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a Level 2 Award in Dermatitis.

How long does the course last? One year.

Additional courses I will study The opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and a Level 2 Award in Perming Hair.

Entry requirements No formal entry requirements, just a genuine interest in hairdressing as a career.

How long does the course last?

Where will I study?

Entry requirements

At our Insync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

Practical observation Tests (written or on-line) Oral questioning.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grades C and above or Level 1 in Hairdressing, occupational experience will be considered If you are aged 19+ and don’t meet these entry requirements then you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in a career in hairdressing and complete a successful interview.

What next?

Where will I study?

Level 2 in Hairdressing Apprenticeship in Hair.

At our Insync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

How will I be assessed?

One year.

How will I be assessed? Practical observation; Tests (written or on-line); Oral questioning.

What next? Level 3 in Hairdressing A career working in a hairdressing salon, mobile stylist, working on cruise liners.

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Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

Course outline

Course outline

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required for a career in hairdressing. You will learn how to carry out professional services such as shampooing, styling, cutting and colouring in a realistic working environment. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience with local employers, participate in additional activities such as hair and beauty exhibitions and experience a range of opportunities related to the hair and beauty industries. You can gain competence working on peers or real paying clients. The qualification is intended to provide a broad background of the hairdressing industry.

This qualification is aimed at learners who have achieved Hairdressing Level 2 or have relevant occupational experience. This course offers you the chance to develop a variety of advanced and creative skills; such as advanced cutting techniques, advanced colouring techniques, colour correction, dressing long hair and many more treatments in our Insync Training Academy. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in additional activities such as hair and beauty exhibitions and experience a range of opportunities related to the hair and beauty industries. Some candidates do progress onto Level 4 Foundation Degree courses while still being employed.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and an Award in Dermatitis.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

One year.

Entry requirements A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades D–G or Hairdressing Level 1. If you are aged 19+ and don’t meet these entry requirements then you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in a career in beauty and complete a successful interview. Occupational experience will also be considered.

Where will I study? At our Insync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

How will I be assessed? Practical observation; Tests (written or on-line); Oral questioning.

What next? Level 3 in Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship A career working in a hairdressing salon, mobile stylist, working on cruise liners. Register for an open day at www.nnc.ac.uk

Additional courses I will study

One year.

Entry requirements Hairdressing Level 2 or five years experience working as a stylist.

Where will I study? At our Insync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford.

How will I be assessed? Practical observation Tests (written or on-line) Oral questioning.

What next? Working in hairdressing salons, mobile work, salon management or working on cruise liners. Further study – Foundation Degree in salon management.


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Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Course outline

Course outline

As an apprentice you will be employed within a hairdressing salon and work up to four days per week. You will attend college one day per week to study the NVQ in Hairdressing and Functional Skills. As part of this Level 2 qualification you will learn how to carry out professional hairdressing services such as shampooing, cutting, styling, colouring and many more in a realistic working environment.

As an apprentice you will be employed within a hairdressing salon and work up to four days per week. You will attend college one day per week to study the NVQ in Hairdressing and Functional Skills. As part of this Level 3 qualification you will learn how to carry out professional hairdressing services such as advanced cutting and colour correction in a realistic working environment.

You will be visited in your work place for assessments and earn whilst you learn.

You will be visited in your work place for assessments and earn whilst you learn.

How long does the course last? How long does the course last?

Between one and two years.

Between one and two years.

Entry requirements Entry requirements

Hairdressing Level 2.

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grades C and above or Level 1 in Hairdressing If you are aged 19+ and don’t meet these entry requirements then you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in a career in beauty and complete a successful interview.

At our Insync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford and your place of work.

Where will I study?

Practical observation Online tests Oral questioning.

At our Insync Training Academy in Worksop or Retford and your place of work.

Where will I study?

How will I be assessed?

What next? How will I be assessed? Practical observation Online tests Oral questioning.

Working in hairdressing salons, mobile work, salon management or working on cruise liners. Further study – Foundation Degree in salon management.

What next? Diploma in Hairdressing at Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing A career working in a hairdressing salon, mobile stylist, working on cruise liners.

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I picture myself as an adult nurse in the RAF working in dierent countries and situations. Jessica Wilson Health and Social Care

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Health and social care Our health and social care courses will open the doors to a wide range of rewarding careers for you, from nursing to caring. They include useful work placements so you can get real-life experience. After studying at North Notts, many of our students go on to further their knowledge at university. Biology AS and A-level courses are also available to enhance your progression opportunities. We can help you decide whether they will boost your career prospects, depending on your plans for the future. Developing your English skills will help you in writing up patient notes and reports. You will need Maths skills to be able to carry out height and weight checks and medication calculations.

Courses at a glance Level 1 • OCR Level 1 Award in Health and Social Care Level 2 • OCR Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care • Apprenticeships in Health and in Health and Social Care Level 3 • BTEC Level 3 in Health Studies: Trainee Health Professional Scheme • OCR Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care • Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and in Health and Social Care

What job opportunities are available? Courses within this pathway are suitable for anyone wanting to develop a career within the NHS or social care sector, such as: • Nursing ie. adult nursing, children’s, mental health and learning disability • Operating Department Practitioner • Social Worker • Occupational Therapist • Radiography • Paramedic • Midwifery • Health Care Support Worker

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OCR Level 1 Award in Health and Social Care

OCR Level 2 CertiďŹ cate in Health and Social Care: Trainee Scheme in partnership with Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust

Course outline

Course outline

This course is an ideal introduction to the world of health and social care. You will study a range of subjects including giving quality care, first aid and hygiene and safety in care settings.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English, Maths and ICT. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

If you want to pursue a career in health care support work, or to progress towards a professional career such as nursing or social work, this course could be for you. You will study a range of subjects including giving quality care, first aid and hygiene and safety in care settings. You will also undertake 3 weeks placement with Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospital to gain an understanding of care settings and the different roles available. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

How long does the course last?

Additional courses I will study

One year.

A genuine interest in health and social care. You should note that CRB clearance is required for health related careers.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as qualifications in food safety, drugs awareness and first aid.

Where will I study?

How long does the course last?

College main site in Worksop and work placements.

One year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry requirements

You will be assessed by a range of methods including written assignments and presentations.

5 GCSEs including at least 3 D grades which must include English and preferably Maths. Other qualifications will be considered including OCR Level 1 or BTEC Level 1 qualifications in relevant subjects, where at least 50% of the units have been achieved at merit level. You should note that CRB clearance is required for health related careers.

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How long does the course last?

Entry requirements

What next? Continuing your studies in Health and Social Care to a Level 2 study subject to grades achieved and suitable literacy level.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and a work placement.

How will I be assessed? You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, and presentations.

What next? Progression on to the OCR Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care. Employment in the health and care sector.

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BTEC Level 3 in Health Studies: Trainee Health Professional Scheme in partnership with Doncaster and Bassetlaw Foundation Trust

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OCR Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Course outline

Course outline

If you want to pursue a career in health related careers then this is the course for you. You will study a range of subjects to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in health. Clinical placements are provided through Doncaster and Bassetlaw Foundation Trust. You will also gain essential practical skills and develop you ability to reflect on your own learning and performance. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

If you want to pursue a career in health care support work, or to move towards a professional career such as nursing or social work, this course could be for you. You will study a range of subjects which are relevant to anyone wanting to work in this field. Units include practical caring, behavioural awareness, first aid and anatomy and physiology. You will be encouraged to seek additional voluntary work to enhance your opportunities to gain employment or progress onto university. This course is equivalent to 1 A-level.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as qualifications in food safety, drugs awareness and first aid.

How long does the course last?

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as qualifications in food safety, drugs awareness and first aid.

Two years.

How long does the course last? Entry requirements 5 GCSEs at grade A* – C which must include English, Maths and Science. Other qualifications will be considered including OCR Level 2 or BTEC Level 2 in relevant subjects, where at least 50% of the units have been achieved at Merit level. You should note that CRB clearance is required for health related careers.

Where will I study?

One year.

Entry requirements 5 GCSEs at grade A* – C which must include English, and preferably Maths and Science. Other qualifications will be considered including OCR or BTEC Level 2 qualifications in relevant subjects, where at least 50% of the units have been achieved at merit level. You should note that CRB clearance is required for health related careers.

College main site in Worksop and work placements.

Where will I study? How will I be assessed?

College main site in Worksop

You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, presentations.

How will I be assessed?

What next?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, presentations.

Employment in the health and care sector. Apply for university in a range of health related subjects.

What next? Progress onto OCR Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social care. Employment in the health and care sector.

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Apprenticeships in Health and in Health and Social Care

Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and in Health and Social Care

Course outline

Course outline

The Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake a Level 2 Diploma and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

The Advanced Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working within the industry. You will undertake a Level 3 Certificate and NVQ, together with relevant Key Skills.

How long does the course last?

How long does the course last?

Two years.

Two years.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above preferably with Maths and English. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

You should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above preferably with Maths and English, or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in an appropriate subject. All applicants will undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.

Where will I study?

Where will I study?

College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

College main site in Worksop and at your work place.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments, work-based assessments and set course work.

Assessment is by a range of tutor assessed assignments, work-based assessments and set course work.

You may undertake a written or on-line test for your key skills.

You may undertake a written or on-line test for your key skills.

What next?

What next?

Progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Health or Health and Social Care.

Continue with your training by undertaking industry – standard short courses.

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I picture myself as a nurse in an A&E department. Tinashe Matanhire Health and Social Care

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I picture myself working in Army logistics organising and driving equipment to where it is needed.

Samantha Gilfillan Public Services

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Public services Want to serve your country or the public? Our courses provide the ideal stepping stone into a wide range of exciting careers in the uniformed services, including the Army and police force. Our strong links with the armed forces enable you to take part in relevant visits and activities during your course, giving you valuable insight into the kind of work your chosen career might include. Fitness is also a major element of our public services courses, preparing you well for the armed forces or police force selection tests you may eventually have to undertake.

Courses at a glance Level 1 • NCFE Entry to Uniformed Services Level 2 • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services Level 3 • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services

You will need a good standard of English to communicate with members of the public and to write up notes and reports. Maths skills will be needed for map and compass work and for planning team requirements.

What job opportunities are available? Courses within this pathway are designed for anyone wanting to develop a career in the armed forces or public sector. Courses can lead to study at university and also towards careers in: • • • • •

The Prison Service Armed Forces The Police Service The Civil Service University

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NCFE Entry to Uniformed Services

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services

Course outline

Course outline

This course is an ideal introduction to the public services and the armed forces. A number of core units related to employment and public services skills are included in the programme, alongside option units on team building and citizenship. The course has a strong emphasis on fitness and includes a number of offsite visits and activities.

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to gain greater understanding of the opportunities in the public services and the armed forces. A number of core units related to employment and public services skills are included in the programme, alongside option units on crime, team building, and citizenship. The course has a strong emphasis on fitness and included a number of offsite visits and activities. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English, Maths and ICT. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification

How long does the course last? One year.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as qualifications in substance misuse awareness and first aid.

Entry requirements A genuine interest in the public services and armed forces.

How long does the course last?

Where will I study?

Entry requirements

College main site in Worksop.

You will be assessed by a range of methods including reports and presentations and by witness statements and observation by tutors.

5 GCSEs including at least 3 D grades which must include English and preferably Maths. Other qualifications will be considered including NCFE or BTEC Level 1 qualifications in Public Services or other relevant subjects, where at least 50% of the units have been achieved at merit level.

What next?

Where will I study?

Continuing your studies in Public Services to a Level 2 study subject to grades achieved and suitable literacy level.

College main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed?

One year.

How will I be assessed? You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, and presentations and by witness statements and observation by tutors.

What next? Continuing your studies in Public Services to a Level 3 study. Career in the armed forces or related employment.

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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

Course outline

Course outline

This course would suit you if you are considering a career in public service such as with the police or the armed forces. The course has a wide range of units including teamwork, criminal justice, and preparing for major incidents. There is also strong emphasis on fitness and outdoor activities and the course involves a range of visits and activities. This course is equivalent to 1 A-level.

If you have an interest in working in the public sector, for instance in the police or the armed forces, then this course could be for you. The course has a wide range of units including teamwork, criminal justice, and preparing for major incidents. There is a strong emphasis on fitness and outdoor activities and the course involves a range of visits and activities. The course, which will prepare you for the demands of armed forces selection tests, is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as qualifications in substance misuse awareness and first aid.

How long does the course last?

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification as well as qualifications in substance misuse awareness and first aid.

One year.

How long does the course last? Entry requirements 5 GCSEs at grade A* – C and this must include English, and preferably Maths. Other qualifications will be considered including BTEC Level 2 qualifications in relevant subjects, where at least 50% of the units have been achieved at merit level. You must be willing to take part in the compulsory fitness and outdoor activities elements.

Where will I study?

Two years.

Entry requirements 5 GCSEs at grade A* – C and this must include English, and preferably Maths. Other qualifications will be considered including BTEC Level 2 qualifications in relevant subjects, where at least 50% of the units have been achieved at merit level. You must be willing to take part in the compulsory fitness and outdoor activities elements.

College main site in Worksop.

Where will I study? How will I be assessed?

College main site in Worksop.

You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, and presentations and by witness statements and observation by tutors.

How will I be assessed?

What next? Returning to study additional units to take the BTEC Diploma in public services, subject to satisfactory progression. A career in the armed forces or related employment.

You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, and presentations and by witness statements and observation by tutors.

What next? University. Armed forces selection test. Employment in the public services sector. Register for an open day at www.nnc.ac.uk


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I picture myself being a Personal Trainer in a gym or a sports physio. Arron Riggs Sport

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Sports Are you sporty? Do you want a career in the expanding sports and fitness industry? Our specialist sports department offers courses for all abilities, helping you to break into the rewarding fitness sector. You will develop many techniques and personal skills that may be invaluable in your future work. Our courses are based both in Worksop and Retford where you can use our state-of-the-art fitness facilities and take part in a wide range of outdoor activities. As part of the work in the fitness industry you need to communicate effectively with clients and employers using written and verbal skills. Numeracy skills are essential in order to be able to interpret the results of charts and tables related to fitness testing.

• Outdoor Adventure Activities

Courses at a glance Level 1 • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure Level 2 • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport Level 3 • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma in Sport

A range of AS and A-levels in complementary subjects are also available to enhance your progression opportunities.

What job opportunities are available? Courses within this pathway are suitable for anyone wanting to develop a career within the sports, leisure industry. Courses can lead to careers and professional training in: • • • •

Sports Management Sports Coaching Work in a Leisure Centre/Private Health Club Progress into Higher Education

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BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport

Course outline

Course outline

This is a fun course for those interested in pursuing a career in sport and leisure. It will give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal skills in a practical setting.

The BTEC First in Sport will give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal skills in a practical setting which includes sports leadership, outdoor education and fitness instructing.

Additional courses I will study

You will study six units which include fitness testing and training, exercise and fitness instruction, planning and leading on sports activities and outdoor and adventurous activities. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements 2 GCSEs at grade E – F and an interest in sport and leisure.

Where will I study?

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification, a Level 1 in Fitness and Physical Activity and a Sports Leadership qualification.

College Main site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? Coursework Practical observation.

What next? A career in the sport and leisure industry including; fitness instructing, leisure centres and sports coaching. BTEC level 2 Diploma in Sport.

How long does the course last? One year.

Entry requirements A BTEC level 1 qualification in Sport and Active Leisure or a related subject. A standard of English and Maths supported by a general education equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade D – G.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

YMCA Level 1 and Level 2 in Fitness instructing These courses are available as progression routes from Level 1 and Level 2 Diplomas. They give you the skills required to develop a career in fitness instructing.

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How will I be assessed? Coursework Practical observation.

What next? Career in Sports & Leisure Level 3 Diploma in Sports.


BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma in Sport

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences

Course outline

Course outline

This Level 3 course will give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal skills to help gain employment in the sports industry. As part of the course you will study seven units for the Subsidiary Diploma which include, the physiology of fitness, sports development and practical sports. A further six units could be studied on the Diploma including sports coaching and outdoor adventure. This course is equivalent to 1 A-level and the Diploma is equivalent to 2 A-levels.

The course is scientifically orientated and geared towards developing a specialist focus within the field of sports, with core elements of anatomy, physiology, psychology and biomechanics providing the foundations of the course. The course is equivalent to 3 A-levels or 360 UCAS points.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification and Sports Leader Level 1 or 2 qualification.

Additional courses I will study You will have the opportunity to take a Functional Skills qualification or GCSE in English and Maths if appropriate. You will also take a BTEC Work Skills qualification.

How long does the course last? Two years.

Entry requirements

One year Subsidiary Diploma with possible second year for the Diploma.

You need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A – C (including English and Maths) or a BTEC Level 2 First Diploma (Distinction profile) as well as English and Maths grade C.

Entry requirements

Where will I study?

4 GCSEs at grade C or above (one of which must be Maths or English) or an equivalent level 2 qualification. Mature learners will be considered after an interview.

Retford Post 16 Centre.

How long does the course last?

Where will I study?

How will I be assessed? Assignments Observations Presentations.

College main site in Worksop.

What next? How will I be assessed? Coursework Assignments Practical observation.

What next? A career in the sport and leisure industry including; fitness instructing, leisure centre work, sports development and sports coaching. BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport.

Acceptance by universities for entry into Higher Education, with past students going on to study Physiotherapy, P.E Teaching, Paramedic Science, Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Psychology and Sports Marketing at degree level. The course can also lead to jobs in the sports industry e.g. Personal training and Fitness Instructing etc or various sports coaching opportunities.

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I picture myself as an operating department practioner in an operating theatre.

Chaz Filby-Lowe Access to Nursing

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Higher Education If you are looking for a new direction, a career change or the chance to go onto higher education then one of our Access to HE Diplomas could be the course for you. As well as refreshing and updating your skills and knowledge they also give you the confidence and ability to succeed at the next level up and are accepted by universities as equivalent to A-levels and seen as a passport to higher education and a new career. If you already have A-levels, or a Level 3 qualification we currently offer part-time, flexible higher education study in two subject areas Business and Child Care. The flexibility of these courses will allow you to develop new skills, improve your current career path, and study for a different career without the need to give up work. Courses are designed to develop up-to-date subject knowledge and improve employability skills. Higher National Diploma (HND) and Higher National Certificate (HNC) are qualifications in their own right. They can also be converted into a degree by taking one or two years extra study at University.

During the review, the team identified the following as one of many areas of good practice: “The extensive nature of support for students, which the students greatly appreciate and enables them to succeed.”

Courses at a glance Access • Access to Higher Education: Combined Studies/Humanities • Access to Higher Education: Nursing, Health and Social Care HNC/HND • HNC/HND in Business • HNC/HND in Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families

In the recent inspection of HE provision (June 2011) The Integrated Quality and Enhancement Review (IQER) team identified many strengths including: “The College Tutorial and Induction System Policy aims to provide effective support for students and thereby improve retention and raise achievement. The Quality Management Group monitors the policy's effectiveness. The student written submission was unanimous in its endorsement of the success of this policy and agreed that tutors provide excellent pastoral and academic support to enable students to achieve.”

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Access to Higher Education: Combined Studies/Humanities

Access to Higher Education: Nursing, Health and Social Care

Course outline

Course outline

You may be interested in this course if you are looking for a change of direction or wish to return to study. It is designed to help you develop the skills needed to undertake university study. Many of our students go on to teaching, social work or social science and humanities courses. You will study a range of topics to help you to get ready to apply for university. Subjects include history, ITC, English language, and social sciences.

If you want to develop a career as a nurse, paramedic, social worker or other health professional this course could be for you. You will develop the academic skills and study skills needed for university and to train for your chosen profession. You will study a range of subjects including biology, social science, and principles of care.

Additional courses I will study If you don’t already have the Maths and English qualifications required for university you will have the opportunity to take these alongside the Access Course. You will receive extensive support on career choices, applying for university and completing your UCAS reference.

How long does the course last? One year, two days per week ( plus and extra half day if you require English and Maths).

Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements but you must demonstrate that you are likely to be able to study at this level and would normally be expected to achieve a minimum of Level 1 in the initial assessment on Maths and English. Applicants with appropriate experience or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Where will I study? Main college site in Worksop.

How will I be assessed? You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, and presentations and for Maths and English, an on line test.

What next? The course is intended to lead you towards university study, although it also provides useful academic development to enhance employment prospects. You could consider applying for university courses in range of subjects. Register for an open day at www.nnc.ac.uk

Additional courses I will study If you do not currently have the Maths and English required for university you will also study these within the Access course. ITC is also an option if you need to develop your computer skills. Students who do not currently work within a care setting will undertake a two week work placement in a hospital or community setting subject to a satisfactory CRB check.

How long does the course last? One year, two days per week or one day Fast Track Option if you already work within the NHS.

Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements but you must demonstrate that you are likely to be able to study at this level and would normally be expected to achieve a minimum of Level 1 in the initial assessment on Maths and English. Applicants with appropriate experience or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please note that CRB clearance is required for health related careers.

Where will I study? Main college site in Worksop

How will I be assessed? You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, presentations and for Maths and English an on line test.

What next? The course is intended to lead you towards university study, although it also provides a suitable basis for employment with the health and care sector.


HNC/HND in Business

HNC/HND in Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families

Course outline

Course outline

These courses provide an educational foundation for a range of administrative and management careers in business as well as specialist studies directly relevant to individual vocations and professions. You will develop skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. They also provide an entry route in to higher education.

These courses provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a successful career in child care and education. You will develop skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. They also provide an entry route in to higher education. Work experience is an essential part of these courses and some 400 hours are required. This amounts to one day per week in a relevant work setting or placement.

How long does the course last? One year.

How long does the course last? Entry requirements You must be over 18 years of age and show evidence of relevant academic study at Level 3 or substantial related work experience. For progression onto the HND you will need to have completed the HNC or show evidence of relevant Level 4 study.

HNC: Two years. HND: One further year.

Entry requirements You must be over 18 years of age and show evidence of relevant academic study at Level 3 or substantial related work experience. You will also need Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent at A-C or are working towards these.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop.

Please note that CRB clearance is required for health related careers (this includes work experience).

How will I be assessed? You will be assessed by a range of methods including written coursework, role plays and presentations.

Where will I study? College main site in Worksop and at your work placement.

What next? These courses are intended to lead you towards university study, although they also provide a suitable basis for employment.

How will I be assessed? You will be assessed by a range of methods including written coursework, practical observation and presentations.

What next? Successful completion will enable you to seek promotion to supervisory or management roles or to progress on to a degree in the field of child care and education. Candidates may also be able to progress to a related early year’s undergraduate degree or to enhanced employment within the sector.

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What next? Here are the steps you should follow to apply for your place at North Notts College:

1. Select your course(s) If you have already chosen your course, please follow the easy steps below. If you’re not sure which courses are right for you, or which ones will help you reach your chosen career, you’re welcome to make an appointment with one of our careers advisers. Please phone 01909 504500 or call into Student Services, located in our Learning Resource Centre.

2. Complete an application form You can get your application form by: • Coming into college • Calling 01909 504500 • Going to our website at www.nnc.ac.uk and clicking ‘Course Information – How to Apply’ • Visiting your local Connexions office.

3. Return your completed form You can do this by: • Coming into college • Posting it to: Student Services, FREEPOST SF1007, North Nottinghamshire College, Carlton Road, Worksop S81 7BR. For courses beginning in September 2012, you should apply by 30th April 2012, to secure the best chance of a place on your preferred course. However, we do accept late applications right up to the start of term, so don’t think it’s too late!

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4. Attend an interview You will be invited for a pre-course interview. This will include a guided tour of the college, assessments to determine your literacy and numeracy abilities and your preferred learning style, and an interview with a tutor of your chosen subject.

5. Receive confirmation Subject to your interview being successful, you will be offered a place on a suitable course in your chosen study area. Congratulations! Sometimes the offer will be on the condition that you achieve certain grades in your exams, but this will be made clear in your offer letter. More information on enrolment, induction and pre-course meetings will be posted out to you before you start your course.

College open days You’re welcome to come and look around North Notts College and say hello to our tutors and current students. All our open days will be advertised on our website www.nnc.ac.uk and in the local press. You can register your interest using our contact form, or by calling student services on 01909 504500. We look forward to welcoming you as a North Notts College student.


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College Map

By Train

Address

The college is 150 yards from Worksop Station on the Sheffield to Lincoln line. The East Coast Mainline service stops at Retford and Doncaster.

North Nottinghamshire College Carlton Road Worksop S81 7HP

By Bus There are regular bus routes from Blyth, Retford, Harworth and Bircotes and surrounding areas into Worksop, with drop off points close to college. The college is also within easy walking distance from the town centre, should your bus route take you directly into town.

Tel: 01909 504504 Email: contact@nnc.ac.uk Web: www.nnc.ac.uk

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North Nottinghamshire College Carlton Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 7HP Tel: 01909 504504 Fax: 01909 504505 Email: contact@nnc.ac.uk Visit: www.nnc.ac.uk North Nottinghamshire College exists to provide education.

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Prospectus 2012-2013

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