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...each year over 400 students study university courses at HCFE ...We’re the 2nd best apprenticeship provider in the entire country ...1 in 3 of our 16 to 18 year olds is employed ...Our £53 million campus is the biggest and most advanced in the area ...Our inspection grade is 2: GOOD ...Our pass rates in many areas are way above the national average ...We can help with travel and costs, depending on circumstances ...We have superb employer links across many areas, particularly in Engineering, Construction and Health & Care

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Hartlepool College a place to learn, a place to enjoy, a place to excel First of all, thank you for picking up this prospectus and for considering Hartlepool College of Further Education as a place for you to study, learn and grow. The mission of the College is a simple one: Excellence in Further and Higher Education and we aim to be one of the leading colleges in the Tees Valley, East Durham and beyond for the provision of high quality professional and technical education. The information in this prospectus will give you a clear picture of WHAT we do and HOW we do it, but for me, it’s also important to highlight WHY we do what we do.

In essence, we do what we do to ensure that every learner who comes to the College is equipped with the right skills, qualifications, attitude and confidence to exploit the opportunities that will exist upon leaving the College. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, I studied at an FE college in the Midlands and this transformed my life. I went onto university, the first in my family to do so, and I eventually trained to become a teacher - this was all possible due to education I received at an FE college.

So, whether you want to progress onto university or into the world of work, we want to ensure that the College helps to transform your life. Thank you for your interest.

Darren Hankey Principal & Chief Executive @HCFEprincipal

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Find out more at our regular open events and school visits: bit.ly/HCFEEvents

Contents SUPPORT, FACILITIES & SOCIAL LIFE

COURSE AREAS GCSE Progress English Martyrs Partnership Apprenticeships Engineering & Construction Plumbing Painting & Decorating Carpentry & Joinery Bricklaying Electrical Fabrication & Welding Motor Vehicle Engineering Aerospace Engineering Art & Design Computing & Information Technology Business, Administration & Accounting Science Health Childcare Hospitality & Catering Beauty Hairdressing Retail & Commercial Public Services Sport Travel & Tourism Progressing to Higher Education

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SEE FOR YOURSELF!

Student Services Help with Travel Finance & Fees College Bursary Enrichment College Ambassadors Team HCFE Keeping it Real - Facilities & Programmes Heritage Crafts Alliance RESPECT The Flagship Restaurant Safeguarding & Support The Luminary Hair & Beauty Salons The Luminary Fitness Suite You talk, we listen - student input at HCFE

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How to Apply to Hartlepool College & Application Form

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Hartlepool College has a YouTube channel featuring a number of HD videos. There’s an overview of all the various course areas we deliver and the amazing social life at the College. There are videos that highlight specific course areas, and some from our RESPECT activities such as Remembrance Services and Workers’ Memorial Day. For those of you who like to see how much things have changed (you know technology, fashion, hairstyles etc!) there’s even some old archive videos of the College before we built our brand new campus in 2011. You can visit our YouTube at

bit.ly/hcfeYT

and we regularly post new videos on social media too, so please keep an eye out.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fast search for any course at: bit.ly/hcfecourses

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COLLEGE LIFE

Student Services support and advice that’s impartial and free We believe that student support is essential to a successful learning experience and our staff at Hartlepool College work to ensure that all students have access to the best possible guidance and support systems. Dedicated staff across the College offer a range of tailored support to all students, ensuring that each student reaches their full potential when studying with us. As student support is at the heart of everything we do, Student Services is located at the very centre of the College, on the ground floor opposite the main reception. The team houses many specialist staff and can help with any aspect of support, from finance, transport through to careers, counselling and welfare. The team are happy to answer any questions and can arrange appointments or signpost to other services within the College or externally to a range of support services.

We employ professionally trained careers advisers that have extensive experience supporting young people and adults into employment or further training. They follow a professional code of conduct and are Matrix Standard accredited ensuring you receive impartial and confidential support. Furthermore, our advisers attend frequent careers events across different industries and universities so know what is happening in the job market and in Higher Education.

Because of this you can be sure you are accessing modern, informed information advice and guidance. All full-time students will have access to careers education sessions from induction to the end of their learning journey. Staff and students can book sessions that include specific labour market intelligence sessions, CV talks, job interviews, applying for apprenticeships and more. Students can also request completely confidential one to one appointments.

Opening Times & Contact Details Opening hours vary between term time and holiday periods, but we do remain open all year round with the exception of the Christmas break. You can contact or call into Student Services every day during normal office hours, with extended hours during peak periods.

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01429 295000 enquiries@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk @HCFEAdvisers www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk/student-support


Travel within easy distance Hartlepool College is literally a few minutes walk from the town’s many reliable, very regular train and bus services, offering fast connections to all parts of Hartlepool and its surrounding villages, Billingham, Stockton, Middlesbrough, East Durham, Tyne & Wear and even North Yorkshire (to see how close, take a look at this short video: bit.ly/hcfetravel). But did you know that we can also offer a range of help and support with travel, depending on circumstances?

Students* who live more than four miles from the College receive free travel when they enrol here, which extends as far north as Sunderland and as far south as Northallerton. Students can choose which bus or train company they wish to use, based on where they live. They are then either issued a termly pass, or paid money directly into their bank to allow them to buy a weekly pass. But you don’t necessarily need to live out of town. Hartlepool students* also receive free travel if they live over two and a half miles from the College and have a household income of less than £25,000 per year. All students can also apply for a Stagecoach VIP discount pass.

Students who wish to access free and discounted travel will need to complete a funding application form which is available from Student Services. We also have information on the wide variety of travel options available to all our students. Please feel free to contact the Student Support Team for further advice. *Students need to be aged between 16 and 18 years old and studying on a part-time or full-time Further Education Programme. Students aged 19 and over or on apprenticeships should contact the Student Support Team for more information.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fast search for any course at: bit.ly/hcfecourses

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Finance & Fees - we’re here to help Of all the concerns and questions that prospective students and their parents have, matters of finance are among the most important and frequently asked. At Hartlepool College we ensure that you have up-to-date, accurate information about all the financial support that is available. SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING & UNIFORMS Hartlepool College provides all engineering and construction students with the protective clothing, safety boots and specialist equipment required for their studies. In other areas, for example sport studies, hairdressing, beauty therapy and catering, students are required to purchase their own uniforms and specialist equipment. However, the College uses central suppliers to ensure these costs are kept as low as possible and students can apply for financial support towards the purchase of these items.

Find out more Full details and advice on all financial issues are available from Student Services (see previous page) or by viewing our more detailed finance guides at

bit.ly/hcfefeesfund

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FEES FOR UNDER 19s All courses are free to students aged under 19 on the 31st August in the year that they enrol different fees apply if you are over 19 and vary according to individual circumstances. AGED OVER 19? Hartlepool College operates a Discretionary Learner Support Fund for students aged over 19 who attend College. This Fund can assist with the following: • Travel costs for those living more than 2.5 miles from College; • Purchase of specialist equipment and books; • Examination fees; • Other essential course costs. In addition, there is a separate fund available for child care support for students over 20 years of age. All applications are confidential and are subject to income assessment, funding availability and, where support is on-going across a College year, satisfactory attendance and progress.


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FREE TRAVEL

FREE MEALS

FREE KIT

CHILDCARE

Free* Travel for all Students who live outside of Hartlepool. Free* for Hartlepool students who live over 2.5 miles from College.

This will give you £3.00 a day credit which you can use in any of the College refreshment areas. They are open all day and offer a wide variety of hot and cold food, as well as “Meal deal” offers.

If you need to buy essential equipment to complete the course, we can buy this for you.

Students aged 16 to 19 can apply for Care to Learn for help with childcare costs while they study. Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/care-tolearn

HOW TO APPLY As a HCFE student you can get even more discount on eating out, entertainment, beauty and fashion, health and fitness, music, technology, travelling and much more - in fact over 200 discounts are available with a NUS Extra Card! Top brands include Co-operative Food, Amazon, Pizza Express and Odeon Cinemas speak to the Student Engagement Officer in Student Services and sign up when you study.

*We will pay your travel costs based on the cheapest means of public transport. Depending on which travel company you use we will either issue you a termly bus pass or we will pay money into your bank to allow you to buy a weekly pass. Discount bus passes are available for all other students. Contact Student Services for more details.

If you meet the necessary criteria and want to apply for any of the support on this page (apart from Care 2 Learn) you will need to complete a Bursary application form which is available from Student Services. For further information please contact Student Support on 01429 404171 or elawton@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk

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Bursary Plus You could be entitled to Bursary Plus which is worth £1200 per year if you are: • in care of the Local Authority or classed as a care leaver, or • in receipt of income support in your own right, or • in receipt of ESA and either DLA or PIP. If approved, weekly payments are made into your bank account and we will also help you with meals and other associated course costs.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk More information on fees & funding: bit.ly/hcfefeesfund

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COLLEGE LIFE

Enrich your life with Hartlepool College Enrichment forms an important part of each student’s Programme of Study. All enrolled students are entitled to a wide range of clubs and activities to help develop their inter-personal, social and employability skills, as well as offering fun activities and the opportunity to make new friends. The College offers a broad range of activities and clubs, with numerous sports on offer for both competitive and casual players. There are also clubs involving film, music, car maintenance, video games and even flying on our state-of-the-art flight simulator. The College also has LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) and Disability groups, a Social Committee and a Student Council, while events such as Voice of the Learner allow students to directly shape how the College is run and developed. We also celebrate numerous important dates throughout the year and organise events to support local and national charities, many tied in with our Respect campaign (see page 43 for more information). DON’T SEE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR? Hartlepool College is very much student led, so if you have an idea for a club or activity please let us know, and if there’s enough demand we’ll do our best to make it happen! Email Debbie Caygill at dcaygill@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk

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THE ENRICH + PROGRAMME

LIKE FUN? JOB DONE!

The Enrich + Programme offers you the chance to try a range of extra-curricular activities, whether you want to have a hand in shaping how the College operates or gain yourself some new skills.

Social activities form an important part of the Hartlepool College experience, and throughout the year the College organises numerous fun events to help national and local charities.

You can sign up for all sessions in Student Services (see page 6) within your first two weeks. All programmes run subject to demand, and new ones are added often.

In recent years we’ve held several fancydress fun runs along the promenade to Seaton Carew, a brilliant raft race competition in Hartlepool Marina, and loads of events in the College itself.

These have included Car Maintenance Workshop led by a qualified Motor Vehicle Instructor, Animation Workshops, Video Games and Book Clubs, Guitar Workshops and a Film Club in the College’s 200+ seat large-screen HD Conference Centre.

These have included giant dance-a-thons (including an epic “Conga through the College”), our own version of the Great British Bake Off, a dress as your hero day and many others.

Another very popular enrichment activity is the College’s Flight School, where students can learn how to fly a virtual aircraft on our superb simulator, from gliders and light aircraft to the Boeing 737 airliner and the BAE Hawk fast jet, chosen ride of the RAF Red Arrows.

When we’re not being thoroughly ridiculous, students can still socialise in our comfortable “chill zones”, with soft furnishings, free wi-fi, and sometimes even table games like pool and fussball, not to mention our Rapport coffee bar and great value food court.

Hartlepool College is proud to regularly support, amongst others

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It’s a proven fact that employers and universities look far more favourably on CVs that show evidence of volunteering - it indicates motivation, team spirit and dedication. Hartlepool College’s Student Ambassador scheme is a great CV-booster, but aside from that it’s a huge amount of fun and a fast-track to the heart of many Hartlepool College events. Student Ambassadors perform a number of duties, from assisting at College events and working with visitors and members of the public to representing the College externally at numerous venues and activities. Student Ambassadors are also heavily involved in consultations with the College over student issues, and have a real influence in the College’s policies and facilities. In short, the Ambassadors make a real difference to us and themselves, and the more we have the happier we are!

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TEAMHCFE TO PLAY IS TO WIN

Achieve your goals with #TeamHCFE TEAMHCFE TO PLAY IS TO WIN

TEAMHCFE TO PLAY IS TO WIN

Here at Hartlepool College we have a long history of supporting our students with their sporting success. From introduction to new sports and activities to working with students competing on the world stage we have just what it takes to ensure everyone succeeds no matter what their goal. The College’s #TeamHCFE programme provides a level of specialist support akin to the world of professional athletes. With specialist sports coaches, outstanding facilities, sports science professionals and the best in rehabilitation and recovery, #TeamHCFE athletes combine their curriculum timetable with a bespoke level of support.

The #TeamHCFE programme is open to any full time student, regardless of their curriculum choice, who demonstrates sporting performance of regional level or above. If you think you have what it takes then join the team and start taking advantage of the many benefits we can offer. CURRICULUM AND SPORT A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

#TeamHCFE athletes benefit from: • Specialist sports coaching; • Individualised strength and conditioning programming; • Periodic sports science testing and profiling; • Unlimited access to the College’s Luminary Fitness Suite (see page 63); • Post-training and competition recovery sessions; • A calendar of guest speakers and visits from industry experts; • #TeamHCFE kit and equipment; • A challenging competitive environment.

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Being successful both in the classroom and in the sporting arena can bring new opportunities for progression for many #TeamHCFE athletes. For many years student athletes at Hartlepool College have seen their outstanding curriculum results accompanied by success on the sports field, opening up scholarship opportunities both here and abroad. Whether this is as an international scholarship in America or a sporting scholarship at the country’s leading universities, as a #TeamHCFE athlete you will be given all the help and support you need.

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WORLD CLASS ADVICE FROM A WORLD CHAMPION MENTOR The most successful sportspeople grab all opportunities as they present themselves - and Hartlepool College has a blistering one in the form of former student and World Champion boxer Savannah Marshall, who has joined the #TeamHCFE staff as a mentor to the student athletes! Savannah shot to fame as a BTEC Sports student at the College eight years ago, and has now returned to support the next cohort of aspiring athletes to follow her lead and reach the top tier of their sports. By combining her commitments as a UK Sport athlete, Sky Sports scholar and #TeamHCFE athlete mentor Savannah will bring the perfect mix of experience, knowledge and skill as a role model to her mentees. Speaking of the role Savannah said “The level of support available to the #TeamHCFE athletes rivals that I have seen on a national and international level. I will add to that by supporting these athletes with my experiences of nutrition, training and psychology.”

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College football teams showed they’re real players In 2014 Hartlepool College made history in the Cleveland Schools Under-19s County Cup when, for the first ever time, the final was contested by two teams from the same College - ours! Both the HCFE A and B teams reached the final - a fantastic achievement considering the B team had to knock out two rival college A teams to get there! On the day the A team (above) took the trophy, with a final score of 7-2!

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Keeping it real - the facilities and programmes that employers want to see When design began on the new Hartlepool College in 2006, it was with a huge amount of consultation with students, employers and the community to ensure that the skills we deliver are those that businesses and individuals need to succeed in our highly competitive jobs market. No expense was spared on making sure that our learning environments were equipped with the same kit and used the same procedures as top companies. Add to this most courses are delivered by industryexperienced lecturers and Hartlepool College graduates have a very real advantage in the eyes of employers. For example our Aerospace courses aren’t delivered in a classroom with a few bits and pieces scattered around - we have a full hangar with two complete aeroplanes, a helicopter and an airliner engine. Likewise Automotive courses are delivered in a huge, professional-level garage on vehicles and engines provided by top firms like Nissan and Cummins. Hair and Beauty have full-working salons open to paying customers, as is our award-winning restaurant The Flagship, with students preparing and service meals under the supervision of chefs.

We could keep going - Design students working in industry-standard Mac studios, Sports students having access to a fullyequipped gym and sports laboratory - the list goes on across all of the course areas we deliver, which are divided into ten “Schools”. These are: Art, Design, Computing & IT; Building Services & Environmental Technologies; Engineering; Health & Care; English & Mathematics; Academic & Professional Studies; Construction & Allied Trades; Fabrication, Welding & Automotive; Hospitality, Catering, Hair & Beauty; Sport & Public Services

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As we’ve been around for a long time (over 100 years!) some people are surprised at the sheer breadth, modernity and technicality of the skills the College delivers, though one of the reason we’ve been so successful for so long is our ability to adapt and anticipate future needs, ensuring students leave us with skills and qualifications that are always relevant and in demand. As superb as the resources at Hartlepool College are, sometimes there are occasions when there really is no substitute for the genuine article. To this end Hartlepool College works with a wide range of partners to offer the very best in real world experience, offering the chance to visit live working environments and benefit from the expertise of staff. You’ll come across a number of the 2000+ partnerships we’ve formed throughout this document - partnerships that allow our students unique, exclusive opportunities to gain live experience and insight into the work sectors they hope to enter.


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is the number of the College’s students employed as Games Makers at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games

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“Fried Gold” - exclusive opportunities for experience Hartlepool College is often visited by external partners and special visitors. For example dozens of College students gained vital resuscitation skills from Cleveland Fire Brigade officers on a special “Save A Life” Day, pictured above, which was inspired by the heart attack of footballer Fabrice Muamba. A large number of HCFE students were accepted as “Games Makers” for the London 2012 Olympics, and nearly 200 College students also got to play victims and hostages in “Operation Sandpiper”, a major emergency services firearms training exercise we were exclusively selected for by the Police (see page 61 for more details and a video link). In addition, the College frequently hosts special guests who come in to share their experiences of work, such as Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry VC, pictured above, who won the Victoria Cross for gallantry in Afghanistan. Some courses also organise trips within the UK and abroad, occasionally with “once in a lifetime” opportunities. Recent visits have included France, Switzerland, Holland, the USA and Africa.

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COURSE AREAS

L1 L2 L3 AP HE

English & Mathematics:

GCSE Progress

GCSE Progress is a unique GCSE-based course, currently offered by HCFE exclusively across the region.

GCSE Progress is a second chance for those who, for example, want to go to college but have narrowly missed out on gaining 5 GCSEs at A* to C.

For maximum flexibility all you need to qualify for this course is a minimum of one GCSE at C or above, in any subject, and at least four GCSEs at Grade D.

All sessions are delivered by specialist tutors, providing you with the expert tuition you require to succeed and secure those all-important A*-C Grades.

Once on the course, students can select to study four GCSEs from the following areas:

In addition to standard classroom-based sessions, you will participate in tutorial, study hall and enrichment.

English Mathematics Science English Literature Sociology French German Spanish

GCSE Progress provides you with an ideal stepping stone back into education, putting you on the right path to securing the qualifications you require to progress to Level 3, Higher Education or enhanced employment prospects.

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GCSE Progress Level 2

1 GCSE at Grade C and 4 GCSEs at Grade D

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Education is not the filling of a vessel; It is the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

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The course is essentially designed to be a “safety net” for those students who have worked hard at school but, for whatever reason, have just missed out on the GCSE grades they need to progress to Level 3.


Partnership in Action

English Martyrs & HCFE Two of the most respected names in North East education have combined forces to offer students a powerful way to improve their future prospects. Hartlepool College of Further Education has for decades been a leading centre of vocational programmes, while English Martyrs Sixth Form College has a stunning record for A Levels.

Thanks to a ground-breaking partnership, students enrolling for courses who aspire to higher education can take advantage of a combination that delivers both the skills and the qualifications they will need to give them a real advantage when it comes to applying for university. While many students often combine multiple courses, this arrangement conveniently ensures they get everything they need in one handy, hassle-free package, and with the reassurance that they’re studying at two of the best education providers in the region.

The College will lead on the applied and vocational courses such as engineering, health, building studies, travel and applied science, while a range of A Levels will be offered by English Martyrs College at their Catcote Road campus a short journey away. Students wishing to know more about the courses are advised to contact Student Services at Hartlepool College of Further Education (see page 6).

Typical (but not extensive) combinations include: L3 Engineering with A Level Mathematics L3 Travel and Tourism with A Level Geography L3 Sport with A Level Biology L3 Child Care & Education with A Level English

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COURSE AREAS

Hartlepool College Apprenticeships amongst the biggest, amongst the best Apprenticeships are what we do best - we’re officially the number one provider in the North East! With an outstanding track record of success we have continually topped the local league tables - and this year hit an alltime high as the ENTIRE COUNTRY’S second best college for apprenticeship success. With government backing and a real appeal to all industries the array of apprenticeships available ensures there is something for everyone. Whether you are a prospective apprentice or an employer looking to take an apprentice on you can be assured Hartlepool College is the right choice for you. An apprenticeship is first and foremost a job with substantial training and the development of transferable skills. It is a way for people of all ages to earn while they learn, gaining real skills and knowledge and a real future.

Hartlepool College will work closely with you to ensure that the apprenticeship offered is the most appropriate for the individual’s job role, whilst reflecting employer demands.

Businesses hiring apprentices find it productive and effective way to develop their own talent by growing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Available to businesses of all sizes and sectors in England, apprenticeships can last anything from 12 months to 5 years.

Most of the training is on-the-job, working with a mentor to learn job specific skills in the workplace. Off-the-job training will depend on the occupational area, the qualifications and the requirements and wishes of the employer. Training may be delivered in the workplace, through ‘day release’ or at premises away from the working environment. Degree apprentices achieve a full bachelor’s or master’s degree as part of their programme.

Apprenticeships are offered in 1,500 occupations, across 170 industries, so it is possible to make sure that every apprenticeship is relevant and appropriate both for the apprentice and the business.

On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice must be competent in the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to undertake a full range of duties appropriate to the job. They must perform tasks confidently and completely to the standard set by the industry. Employment is a fundamental part of an apprenticeship. An apprentice must be employed in a job role with a productive purpose.

Special arrangements are in place for Apprenticeship applications - for more information visit

www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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like Emma Thompson Emma Thompson, 18, of Bishop Auckland (pictured above) is a great example of what a Hartlepool College apprenticeship can do to enhance a person’s skills and career prospects. Emma is currently impressing a major employer with her talent and hard work while studying on the L3 Diploma in Engineering. Emma first discovered her passion for all things mechanical while at St. John’s School. However, instead of continuing along an academic route Emma was keen to get into work. She earned an Apprenticeship with Altec, a highly respected company providing CNC precision machining and specialist engineering services to a wide range of industries including the oil, gas, nuclear, renewable, aerospace, space science, medical, automotive and defence sectors. Altec are also one of Hartlepool College’s highly valued partners, and so as part of her Apprenticeship we were the only choice for the educational components she needed to fulfil. “There are closer colleges to me,” said Emma, “but I had heard Hartlepool was the best so I’m pleased this is where Altec wanted me to be. Friends have told me about their college having minimal facilities, and even not enough tools so you have to share. The facilities at Hartlepool are superb, and the lecturers come from industry backgrounds - they teach from experience, not things they’ve just read about.”

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COURSE AREAS

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L1 L2 L3 AP HE

BE THE NEXT Quantity Surveyor Architect Civil/Structural Engineer Building Services Engineer and more

Construction Professional:

Engineering and Construction

The building and construction industry is massively important not only to the economy; people simply couldn’t live without it. The construction trades are areas where skilled people will always be needed to solve the many challenges presented by new buildings and restoration projects. Buildings and structures are surprisingly complex, needing to fulfil a wide variety of roles including shelter, security, safety, comfort, practicality, functionality and style. Getting all of these components to work and coexist requires a huge amount of skill and knowledge from those who design, plan and construct structures of all types. Hartlepool College itself is a superb example of an “intelligent building”, and offers students a superb chance to experience cutting-edge features first hand. Career opportunities in the built environment sector can be found in both public and private arenas. Many jobs combine technical, design and planning activities with practical work on building sites.

building us. Jim Rohn

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With British construction techniques and procedures admired and respected around the globe, there are also incredible opportunities to work abroad. Each job will have its own requirements but in general terms you will need to have an interest in buildings and structures, and their uses.

You will also have an analytical and methodical approach, be able to use specialist ICT packages, have good communication skills and be able to work in a team, as well as a knowledge of construction methods and materials.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L3 Certificate In Construction & Built Environment L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Construction & Built Environment L3 Extended Diploma In Construction & Built Environment L3 Diploma In Construction & Built Environment L3 Apprenticeship In Building Services Engineering Technical & Project Management L4 Apprenticeship In Construction Technical Supervision & Management L3 Apprenticeship In Building Control L3 Apprenticeship In Construction Technical Design L3 Apprenticeship Civil Engineering L5 Apprenticeship In Construction Management

Level 3 Trade Qualification

1 Year

4 A*-C (inc. Maths & English at grades 5-9) 4 A*-C (inc. Maths & English at grades 5-9) 4 A*-C (inc. Maths & English at grades 5-9) Based on employer requirements

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Construction Trades - teaching the skills of yesterday to give our built heritage a tomorrow Many construction specialists have concerns about a shortfall in traditional heritage skills being handed down to young people, which they feel could be detrimental to projects on historic buildings where a careful approach must be taken to preserve the character and authenticity of older constructions. Hartlepool College, in partnership with Heritage Crafts Alliance, offers access to training in construction heritage skills, with options in Timber and Masonry. Learners who complete this will become employable within the sector and are able to enter a full apprenticeship programme. This apprenticeship programme has been specifically designed to train future craftspeople to work on older and historic buildings (those built prior to 1919). Based at HCA’s stunning rural training facility at Thorp Perrow in North Yorkshire, apprentices learn traditional skills in amazing surroundings. Find out more by watching a short film at bit.ly/HCAfilm

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BE THE NEXT Plumber Building Services Engineer Heating & Ventilation Engineer and more

Building Services:

Plumbing

Plumbing, heating and air conditioning are vital aspects of buildings, and Building Services Engineers are responsible for making sure that these key components are in place and working effectively to make a structure fit and comfortable for use. The College covers four main areas of building services engineering; Plumbing; Electro Technical; Heating and Ventilating; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. These topics, along with a general introduction to the building services engineering sector, form five core areas of study. Students also choose from three optional units including Levels 1 and 2 in Health and Safety, Environmental Awareness and Building Services Engineering Science.

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Students will cover basic skills and knowledge within a range of industries, which will help prepare for a career as an Electrician, a Plumber, a Heating and Ventilating Engineer or a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineer. Our Construction programmes include a variety of units which are designed to suit learners who may wish to pursue a rewarding career in civil engineering at technician or engineer level. The courses offer students the chance to study a range

of practical and theoretical civil engineering and construction subjects over a two year period. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain a variety of civil engineering related positions, such as site or design technician, or be able move on to further study such as HNC/D or degree programmes.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Plumbing Studies L2 Diploma In Plumbing Studies L3 Diploma In Plumbing Studies L2 Apprenticeship In Plumbing & Heating

4 GCSEs Level 1 in Plumbing Services Level 2 in Plumbing Services Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Years

L3 Apprenticeship In Plumbing & Heating Based on employer requirements (Solar) L3 Apprenticeship In Domestic Plumbing & Based on employer requirements Heating (gas) L2 Apprenticeship In Heating & Ventilating Based on employer requirements

2 Years 2 Years 2 Years


It IS easy being green! In this era of concerns over climate change and shifting prices, effective use of energy in our homes and businesses is more important than ever. Most people agree that environmental impact and nonrenewable energy sources need to be reduced, and this was something designed into Hartlepool College from the very outset. With wind energy, especially offshore a major part of plans for the area (as the turbines off the mouth of the Tees attest), there has never been a better time to take advantage of this exciting rapid growth area. Companies and students can access the highest quality training through the College’s Environmental Technologies Centre, which covers all major forms of renewable energy. This looks out onto an 850m2 learning terrace which hosts equipment out in the elements - exactly where engineers will need to deal with installation, repair and maintenance. The College itself is also an “intelligent building�, with master control software constantly monitoring the interior to regulate temperature and air quality, maximise efficiency and minimise emissions.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfeplumheatvent

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BE THE NEXT Painter & Decorator Heritage Restorer Interior Designer and more

Construction:

Painting & Decorating

Painters and decorators work for a variety of organisations, including building contractors and local authorities, but a large percentage work for specialist painting and decorating contractors. Some specialise in industrial painting, and self employment is commonplace. The courses introduce students to the safe working practices used within the construction industry. These include: DOMESTIC AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL: • removing old wall paper and/or paint; • filling holes and cracks before applying new materials; • measuring surface areas and calculating amount of materials needed; • preparing surfaces with primer and undercoat; • mixing paint to correct shades either by hand or using a mixing machine; • applying paint and hanging wall paper and other decorative materials.

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INDUSTRIAL: • using abrasive blasting methods to remove old coatings and rust; • applying new surfaces using industrial spray painting equipment.

Essential personal qualities include good practical and creative skills, the ability to work accurately and have an eye for detail. You will also be able to work alone and as part of a team, be comfortable working at heights and have an in-depth awareness of health and safety requirements.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Painting & Decorating L2 Diploma In Painting & Decorating L3 Diploma In Painting & Decorating L2 Apprenticeship In Construction Building (Decorative Finishing) L3 Apprenticeship In Construction Building (Dec Fin)

Based on initial interview Level 1 in Painting & Decorating Level 2 in Painting & Decorating Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Years

Based on employer requirements

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BE THE NEXT

Multi-award winner, like Sophie Willingham

Hartlepool College students often travel to regional, national and even international competitions, and one of our most success competitors is Sophie Willingham (above). Sophie is an exceptionally talented Painter and Decorator who has represented the College at national level in major competitions such as the Dulux Apprentice of the Year and Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year, over the years picking up numerous awards and commendations - often against older and more experienced competitors or placing high up out of hundreds of rivals. Sophie, formerly of Manor School, started at Hartlepool College in October 2012 after spending a year at Sixth Form, and has progressed to higher levels throughout her College career. Her energy, cando spirit and high levels of ability made her a natural to compete on behalf of the College, and she has also been rewarded with the College’s own Painting & Decorating Student of the Year at its annual Celebration of Achievement.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfepaintdecor

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BE THE NEXT Carpenter Joiner Heritage Restorer and more

Construction:

Carpentry & Joinery

Skilled carpenters and joiners are in demand throughout the construction industry, finding work with construction firms, specialist joinery companies and shop fitters. In some instances it is also possible to find employment in specialist workshops producing furniture, or heritage skills, rather than working on site.

• Formwork: building temporary wooden shuttering to support work on large buildings; • Machining: cutting and shaping doors, skirting boards, sash window frames in a workshop; • Bench joinery: making and assembling doors, windows, staircases etc. in a workshop; • First fixing: working on a building site fitting the wooden structures of a structure such as floors, roof trusses; • Second fixing: working on site installing door frames, skirting boards, doors and other fittings.

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I’m a carpenter first and an actor second. It’s real work, and I’m more proud of my porch than any film I’ve made. Harrison Ford

Essential personal qualities include good practical skills, a methodical approach to work and the ability to pay attention to detail and to follow plans and diagrams. Candidates also need good numerical skills for measuring and must have the ability to work in a team. Equally essential in this field of work is an awareness of health and safety requirements.

Courses introduce students to the safe working practices used within the construction industry. Tasks will vary depending on where you work, but can include:

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Carpentry & Joinery L2 Diploma In Site Carpentry L3 Diploma In Site Carpentry L2 Apprenticeship In Site Carpentry L3 Apprenticeship In Site Carpentry L2 Apprenticeship In Fencing

Based on initial interview Level 1 in Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 in Carpentry & Joinery Based on employer requirements Based on employer requirements Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Years 1 Year 2 Years


You wooden believe what our students did for Bradley Hartlepool College students frequently take part in charity events, often on their own initiative. This was demonstrated fully when students from Carpentry & Joinery set about raising money for Bradley Lowery, the Hartlepool toddler suffering from Neuroblastoma, a very aggressive form of cancer that requires specialised treatment (you can find out more and see Bradley’s progress at http:// bradleylowerysfight.org.uk). The challenge they set themselves was to design and built a bicycle constructed completely of wood (a couple of bolts excepted) and then ride it along Seaton promenade. They went ahead and did both, with Liam “buns of steel” Parkinson completing the distance tenaciously if not comfortably - the bike used gear cogs instead of a chain, and with no tyres or padded saddle proved to be quite a challenge to even move. After the ride the students were presented with a cheque for £1000 by the Staff of Domino’s Pizza, Hartlepool who kindly sponsored the event, with even more donations coming in from individual sponsors.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfecarpjoin

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BE THE NEXT Bricklayer Site Supervisor Heritage Restorer and more

Construction:

Bricklaying

Bricklayers work for a wide range of organisations including building contractors and local authorities, but many are self employed and work on a subcontract basis for other companies. Work may be on new build projects, or renovations and repair, including heritage sites. Bricklayers can be involved in a variety of jobs that require a mix of skills. They need to be able to mix mortar by hand or machine using a mechanical mixer, and work from the corners inwards building up the courses (rows) of bricks. They will shape and trim bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools and check courses are straight using spirit levels, water or plumb lines. The College’s courses introduce students to the safe working practices of the construction industry.

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We offer Diplomas at Levels 1, 2 and 3. All courses offer a hands-on approach to the brickwork trade, covering the safe use of resources, effective use of safe working platforms, working relations and fundamental construction techniques in a modern, large scale and fully-stocked workshop, alongside opportunities to gain live practical experience. The CSCS certificate forms a mandatory part of the qualification.

Essential personal qualities include good practical skills, the ability to read plans and diagrams and the ability to work methodically and accurately. Construction is an area with enhanced risk, so an awareness of health and safety – especially when working at heights - is essential, as is being physically fit and active. Being able to work in a team is also a vital part of this career path.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Bricklaying L2 Diploma In Bricklaying L3 Diploma In Bricklaying L2 Apprenticeship In Construction Building (Trowel) L3 Apprenticeship In Construction Building (Trowel) L2 Apprenticeship In Construction Building (Maintenance) L3 Apprenticeship In Construction Specialist (Heritage)

Based on initial interview Level 1 in Bricklaying Level 2 in Bricklaying Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Years

Based on employer requirements

1 Year

Based on employer requirements

2 Years

Based on employer requirements

2 Years


Building winning skills While Hartlepool College students are regular travellers to competitions across the country (and sometimes beyond), the College itself also often plays host to competitions such as the regional heats of major national skills competition SkillBuild. Organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), SkillBuild gathers young bricklayers, carpenters, decorators and representatives from other areas of Construction from across the region. Colleges and training organisations from Teesside, Tyneside, County Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire and sometimes even further congregate for an intense day of challenges that test their skill, stamina and ability to work under pressure. Participants compete for prizes on the day, but also the prestigious opportunity to win a place on the WorldSkills UK team that competes at the annual WorldSkills competition, held in places like Abu Dhabi. Often nicknamed the “Skills Olympics�, the event brings together the best talent from the entire world to represent both their industry and their country.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfebrickwork

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BE THE NEXT Electrician Electrical Installer Electrical Safety Technician and more

Engineering:

Electrical

Electrical installation is a very important part of the Construction and Building Services sector. This type of career is held with high regard by the industry. Electrical Technicians require very precise skills and absolute discipline, as well as a great deal of specific technical knowledge. The vital nature of electricity in most aspects of our lives and work keeps qualified electrical installation experts in high demand. This programme aims to combine theoretical and practical skills, bringing together the various elements of the subject within an electro technical environment. Students will be exposed to a variety of teaching and learning methods including classroom-based and practical sessions.

• electrical installation workshops; • working practice and health and safety; • mathematics and science; • electrical / electronic principles.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Electrical Installation L2 Diploma In Electrical Installation

GCSE Maths, English & Science GCSE Maths, English & Science (at Grades A*-C) Level 2 in Electrical Installation Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year

L3 Diploma In Electrical Installation L3 Apprenticeship In The Electro-technical Industry

Studies would typically include aspects of:

1 Year 3 Years

We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb. Bill Bryson

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The content on this course covers all of the requirements that students need to meet industry standards for pursuing a career in the electrical industry. Skills include wiring a variety of electrical circuits in a variety of cables and containment, inspection and testing of installed circuits and fault finding techniques.


Safety First It cannot be stated highly enough the importance of safety in all areas of the College, and we have a robust policy in place to ensure that all students and visitors can go about their business with the minimal amount of risk possible. This is especially important in the Skills Academy - the largest area of the College and the one dedicated to the various engineering and building sectors we deliver courses and training in. To minimise the risks inherent in these vocations, and at the same time promote a culture of good working practice, the College strictly ensures that all students, staff and visitors wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while within such areas. We also use the 5S continuous improvement system, internationally recognised as one of the best ways of ensuring that the working environment is maintained at optimal levels of efficiency and safety. To guarantee compliance to our safety procedures access to the Skills Academy is restricted. A Superintendant is on duty at all times who ensures all students and visitors undergo a short induction and are then provided with the necessary PPE.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfeeleceng

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BE THE NEXT Fabricator Welder Offshore Worker and more

Welding & Automotive:

Fabrication & Welding

Fabricators and Welders are involved in manufacturing, maintaining and repair work in a wide range of vital industries, including engineering construction, offshore oil and gas engineering and shipbuilding. Qualified Fabricators and Welders are in huge demand, not only in the UK but also overseas. Hartlepool College has a specialised centre on Exeter Street backed up by some impressive industry partnerships. Our reputation with employers is second to none, and work experience opportunities are frequent.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Engineering L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Engineering (Fab & Weld) L2 Diploma In Engineering (Fabrication & Welding) L3 Diploma In Engineering (Fabrication & Welding) Pearson Edexcel L3 Diploma In Manufacturing (Fabrication & Welding)

4 GCSEs 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) Level 1 in Engineering plus 2 GCSEs (at Grade C) Level 2 in Engineering plus 2 GCSEs (at Grade C) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9)

1 Year 1 Year

Fabrication and Welding offers a large number of Apprenticeships - please enquire for more details and entry requirements: L2 Apprenticeship In Engineering Manufacturing (Fabrication & Welding) (1 Year) L2 Apprenticeship In Improving Operational Performance (1 Year)

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Students acquire a variety of skills, such as the selection, layout and positioning of materials to be cut or joined, how to work from drawings and templates, and the use of a variety of welding techniques to fabricate sections or make repairs. They also learn to inspect and test their work using a variety of testing equipment.

Essential personal qualities include good hand-to-eye coordination, the ability to concentrate and to work very accurately. Excellent technical knowledge of material properties under different conditions is essential, as is the ability to follow technical plans and specifications. Other requirements include good numeracy skills to work out tolerances and measurements, an awareness of health and safety issues and the ability to work in a variety of locations - some jobs may involve working in confined spaces while others may be exposed to the elements.

1 year 1 Year 1 Year

L3 Apprenticeship In Engineering Manufacturing (Craft & Technology) (3 Years) L3 Apprenticeship In Engineering Manufacturing (Fabrication & Welding – Manual Welding) (3 Years) L3 Apprenticeship In Engineering Manufacturing (Fabrication & Welding – Pipe/Tube Fabrication) (3 Years) L3 Apprenticeship In Engineering Manufacturing (Fabrication & Welding – Structural Steelwork) (3 Years) L3 Apprenticeship In Engineering Manufacturing (Fabrication & Welding – Sheet Metalworking) (3 Years) L3 Apprenticeship In Engineering Manufacturing (Fabrication & Welding – Plate Working) (3 Years) L3 Apprenticeship In Engineering Construction (Instrument Pipefitting) (3 Years) L3 Apprenticeship In Engineering Construction (Pipefitting) (3 Years) Entry requirements for Apprenticeships are based on employer requirements


Katmex gets the cream As part of the College’s commitment to giving its students the best insight into the work they will be doing once they leave, regular workplace visits are organised across all course areas. Fabrication & Welding is no exception, and students were given a behind-the-scenes look into the world of welding after being invited to a top Teesside engineering firm. Ten students from the BTEC Level 1 in Fabrication and Welding at Hartlepool College of Further Education, visited Katmex in Stockton-on-Tees. Students saw staff carrying out their daily work as well as being given an explanation on how the business operated and which machinery was used. Tutor Cliff Downs said “We have great facilities in the workshops at Hartlepool College and students work hands-on a lot of the time, but nothing beats the sounds and smells of a working plant.” Katmex has more than 100 employees and provides the large steel parts to build heavy machinery such as diggers and cranes. It has the capacity to process 2,500 tonnes of steel plates each month.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfefabweld

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BE THE NEXT Mechanic Vehicle Technician Fleet Manager and more

Welding & Automotive:

Motor Vehicle

People rely on vehicles for business, for the distribution of goods, for transport and for making our daily lives a lot easier and more pleasurable. Motor vehicles have never been more advanced, intelligent and environmentally sound, and keeping them on the road is a specialised job that requires a high degree of skill and knowledge. Students have the opportunity to apply for courses from entry level to Level 3, and there are also Apprenticeship options for those in employment, delivered on a day release basis. All qualifications are structured around practical skills development on live vehicles, including three new Qashqais donated by Nissan. Practical lessons are delivered in our large industry-equipped automotive garage within the College’s Skills Academy, while

The College also offers more specialised motorsport qualifications. These can prepare students for trackside roles and lead to higher education opportunities. The College is forging links with Silverstone to enhance this delivery.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L3 Diploma In Vehicle Systems & Body & Paint Maintenance L1 3902 Diploma In Vehicle Systems Maintenance L1 4290-11 Diploma In Vehicle Maintenance L2 Diploma In Vehicle Fitting Principles

Based on initial interview

1 Year

Based on initial interview

1 Year

4 GCSEs

1 Year

Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance plus 2 GCSEs (at Grade C) Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance plus 2 GCSEs (at Grade C)

1 Year

L3 4290-13 Diploma In Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

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theoretical aspects are delivered in comfortable lecture suites and touch-down areas.

1 Year

Enrichment is very much a part of College life, and automotive is no exception. Recent special projects have included restoring a classic car (see picture opposite) and working on and driving racing carts, while links to firms like Nissan and Cummins Engines further supports diversity, ensures access to proper kit and offers the potential for plant visits.

Automotive offers a number of two year Apprenticeships - please enquire for more details and entry requirements: L2 Apprenticeship In Vehicle Maintenance & Repair L3 Apprenticeship In Vehicle Maintenance & Repair L2 Apprenticeship In Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Heavy Vehicle) L3 Apprenticeship In Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Heavy Vehicle) L2 Apprenticeship In Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Automotive Electrical) L3 Apprenticeship In Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Automotive Electrical) Entry requirements for Apprenticeships are based on employer requirements


Driving real skills Constantly at the cutting edge of automotive technology for over fifty years now, the College motor vehicle department continues to benefit from outstanding industry links to provide the best and most up-to-date environment for our students to learn in. These include long-established relationships with industry toll experts SnapOn and leading global brake manufacturers Pagid, accelerated by the addition of a new brake training vehicle. The specialist vehicle, pictured below, allowed staff and students to simulate a challenging work related task as they replaced the existing equipment with Pagid’s newest models. This ensured that the skills students leave the College with are the very skills employers will be seeking, giving them a huge CV boost. Toolbox talks, guest lectures and factory visits from Pagid and SnapOn further enhanced the outstanding opportunities for Motor Vehicle students.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfeauto

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BE THE NEXT Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Chemical Engineer Process Engineer and more

Engineers make the world - we make Engineers

Engineering

Hartlepool College’s School of Engineering is its largest, and is dedicated to one principle - Engineers make the world, and we make Engineers. In fact, the very first incarnation of Hartlepool College was founded over 150 years ago to train engineers at the height of the Industrial Revolution - a heritage we proudly continue to this day in our modern, technology-driven and globalised world, making us the North East’s original STEM centre! It’s virtually impossible to pigeon-hole the vast number of engineering disciplines with the word “Engineer”. For example Mechanical Engineers are the people who design and develop a huge range of products – everything from toys to oil rigs – while Manufacturing Engineers design and maintain the production lines in factories needed to produce them in quantity. Process Engineers oversee the production of the energy, oils, fuels, polymers, pharmaceuticals and chemical products used in just about every kind of industry. Choosing a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subject opens up a huge number of jobs later in life. The CBI (the Confederation of British Industry) estimates that at the end of 2014 the UK had 2.4 million more people working in science and technology based jobs, and STEM graduates earn nearly £250,000 more than other graduates during their working life.

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The College has a range of industry standard technology and equipment able to provide learners with the very best education in engineering, with workshops and laboratories fitted out with a range of brand leading resources designed in partnership with leading engineering companies. The courses combine practical workshop activity with all the theory required. Many learners also benefit from work experience with top companies, and progress to Higher Education or Advanced Apprenticeships.

As older engineers retire the demand for trained, qualified engineers will be huge, and a large number of HCFE engineering graduates have forged impressive careers, with several working around the world and some even on six-figure salaries. With its impressive facilities and trackrecord Hartlepool College is referred to by many engineering firms as simply “The Engineering College”, and you can view a special short film all about our courses and resources at bit.ly/hcfeeng

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L2 First Extended Certificate In Engineering L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Engineering

5 GCSEs (at Grade D) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9)

1 Year 1 Year

Keep up to date by following

@HCFEEngineering


Inventive students put ingenuity on show Hartlepool College hosts its annual Projects Presentation Day every April, where over 100 students get to showcase their work to some of the biggest names in the engineering sector. The culmination a year-long project, the day is designed to highlight students’ advanced practical and technical skills. The majority of students taking part are apprentices, with many projects having been actually adopted by their employers. Many of the projects on show are linked directly to the workplace, having been used in practice to offer a positive impact on operations – whether it be costs savings, improving health and safety or a new potential product or service to take to market. One recent example is Luke Reeves of NSK Bearings in Peterlee (above), who devised a mechanised way of checking tapped holes on the outer rings of hub bearings with no risk of repetitive strain to the worker compared to the old manual method of testing them by hand, and improved productivity by around 30 minutes per shift.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfeengineering

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BE THE NEXT Airline Ground Crew Aircraft Maintenance Engineer RAF Technician and more

Engineering:

Aerospace (Aircraft)

Aviation is one of the world’s major growth sectors, and also one of the most responsible areas of engineering – it is no understatement to say that even the slightest error can lead to catastrophe. Our programmes offer an innovative approach to the field of aircraft maintenance and development in some stunning surroundings.

Aerospace is multifaceted and students who choose it will study aircraft principles, maintenance, technology, avionics and supporting science and maths. They also participate in a practical project. In addition to the academic element of the course students learn the essential skills of team working, developing personal attributes, leadership and managing others.

The course provides live mechanical, electrical and avionic experience of aircraft systems, and concludes in a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification for aircraft engineering employment in either the civilian or military sectors. Successful students have in the past progressed to higher education programmes and Apprenticeships in aeronautical or other engineering disciplines.

Working in a modern, well-equipped learning environment complete with two complete jets planes, a helicopter and an airliner engine, students participate in practical laboratory, workshop and classroom activities. College students have also recently enjoyed national recognition, taking part in the WorldSkills UK “Skills Olympics” competition and have opportunities to gain experience on live RAF bases, maintenance and flight operations.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Engineering Aerospace L3 Apprenticeship in Aircraft Technician

5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year

It’s only when you’re flying above it that you “ realise how incredible the Earth really is. Philippe Perrin

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One of the first things many visitors to the College see is a Jet Provost trainer mounted in our grounds. In its bright red, grey and white livery this plane a testament to the skills of the students who carefully disassembled, restored and then put it back together - and also an indicator of the stunning facilities and opportunities Hartlepool College can offer students in this growing, advanced and responsible sector.


Real aircraft, real experience One of the most impressive parts of the College is its Aircraft Hangar, housing two ex-RAF Jet Provost trainers with Viper engines, a Westland Gazelle helicopter (a revolutionary design that influenced most modern helicopters) and a huge engine from a Boeing 747 airliner donated by Rolls-Royce. All of these are present to be worked on by students, offering invaluable hands-on experience of genuine aircraft. Other assets include a wind tunnel for aerodynamic testing and various assemblies of control, propulsion and avionics systems from a variety of aircraft types. In addition, thanks to a special partnership, students are frequent visitors to RAF Linton-on-Ouse and RAF Leeming in Yorkshire, and work with the ground crews of Babcock Defence Services on the live maintenance and operational sorties of Shorts Tucano trainers (pictured below) and BAE Hawk fast jets (above) - an experience described by one student as “gold dust�. Students also have the chance to visit places such as the Paris Air Show, and get up close to the latest aircraft and aerospace technology.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfeengineering

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BE THE NEXT Graphic Designer Interior Architect Animator Product Designer and more

Art, Design, Computing & IT:

Art & Design

Everything around us is designed by someone. The magazines we read, the cars we drive, the homes we live in, the clothes we wear - everything has been conceived, designed and developed by a designer. The creative industries are incredibly diverse, with graphic design, product design, fashion design and architecture just a few of the specialist areas it covers. Creative work is exciting, dynamic and inspiring. It’s a remarkable thing to produce your own vision and develop design that enhances lives, communicates messages or provides a service. Hartlepool College’s Art & Design School is a dedicated facility aimed at honing the imagination, creative processes and physical skills to meet the visual challenges of the future. Students work in a modern, open plan design studio, with a vibrant atmosphere. In addition, the School has nurtured numerous industry partnerships, allowing HCFE students unprecedented and unique access behind the scenes of the creative industries. Partnerships include MINI UK, BALTIC, the NHS, Ruroc, Beamish Museum and MIMA.

With adjoining Apple Mac suites running a variety of industry-standard design, imaging and 3D software, the Design Centre is an inspiring place where students can express creative ideas, plan and organise a project through all stages, and generate the final product to commercial presentation standards. Students also focus on vital areas such as good communication skills, the ability to work both in teams and independently, and the absolutely essential discipline of working to deadline.

Many design briefs are real-life projects with business clients, allowing for experience that will better enable progression to further study, training or employment. Progression to our Foundation Degree is widely undertaken (see page 66).

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Vocational Studies L2 Extended Certificate In Art & Design L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Art & Design

Based on initial interview 4 GCSEs (at Grade D) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) or Subsidiary Diploma Based on employer requirements Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

L3 Extended Diploma In Art & Design

L3 Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing L3 Apprenticeship in Photo Imaging

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There are a large number of career areas open to designers including graphic design, product design, interior architecture, industrial design, 3D design, animation, advertising, illustration, photography, web design and interactive media amongst many others.

2 Years

1 Year 1 Year


Keeping it real The Creative Industries are as demanding on those who work in them as they are in demand by businesses of all sizes, locations and areas. Companies are all dependent on innovative ideas and excellent visual impact to promote and maximise the impact and reach of their products and services, and creative work can be physically and mentally demanding. That said, most creatives thrive on the challenge and variety of their projects, and Hartlepool College ensures that this mindset is firmly adopted by all students through the setting of live briefs that accurately reflect the pressures of real work by... well, being real work. In recent years creative students have worked on jobs for MINI, BBC Radio 1, BALTIC, EDF Energy, Beamish and many others. At the end of each academic year these projects form the cornerstone of one of the College’s annual highlights - the Creative Show, which showcases Art, Design and IT work across a wide range of creative disciplines, from Level 2 students through to Foundation Degree. Fully open to the public, many visitors have compared the quality of work and presentation to that of a university degree show.

Happiness is key to academic success. Discover what our students really think of Art & Design via individual video reviews at:

bit.ly/1KUnm4c

www.hcfecreative.co.uk

@hcfecreative

/hcfecreative

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BE THE NEXT

Art, Design, Computing & IT:

Computing & Information Technology

Computer Operator Programmer App Developer Online Security Specialist and more

Every organisation uses ICT to manage information and computers are often vital to communication, research, marketing and many other aspects of modern business. Opportunities in ICT include jobs where computers are used as a key tool in the office or workplace, as well as programming and database management, maintenance and repair, app design, games design, internet security and computer forensics.

In general terms you need to have good computer skills, be able to work accurately and with attention to detail and be aware of health and safety issues in relation to the use of computers.

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We hire people who want to make the best things in the world.

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There are wide ranges of careers available which suit individuals of all abilities, including Games Designer, Internet Security and Computer Forensics, Data Administrator, Web Designer, Computer Service and Repair Engineer, IT Support Worker, Network Manager, Software Developer, Systems Analyst and Games Developer. As ICT development continues to thrive and new devices continually enter the market, the demand for skills in this area can only continue to grow.

More specific technical jobs require the ability to explain technical computer information to non-ICT specialists and a thorough understanding of operating systems, software and hardware. Good problem solving skills, creative thinking and the ability to translate this into technical requirements are also important.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Vocational Studies L2 Extended Certificate In Information Technology L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Information Technology L2 Apprenticeship In IT Application Specialist L3 Apprenticeship In IT Application Specialist L2 Apprenticeship In IT Software Web & Telecoms Professional L3 Apprenticeship In IT Software Web & Telecoms Professional

Based on initial interview 4 GCSEs (at Grade D)

1 Year 1 Year

5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) Based on employer requirements Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

Based on employer requirements

1 Year

Based on employer requirements

2 Years


RESPECT for everyone The College prides itself on treating every student like an individual, whilst helping them to achieve their individual goals. We embrace diversity and we also believe that every person who passes through our doors demands and will get our unconditional help and respect. The RESPECT campaign is co-ordinated by a working group of staff who plan the strategy and raise the profile of the campaign around the College, with suggestions and contributions also welcomed from all students. A particular remit of the RESPECT group is to highlight topics that have a specific interest to the student population across the College’s many subject areas. Some are specific to selected courses, while others are more general. If you have an event, activity or display that falls into our RESPECT agenda, or would like support and information on how to organise one, please contact Debbie Caygill via email at dcaygill@hartlepoolfe. ac.uk, heading it “Respect”. You can also keep up to date through social media: facebook.com/hartlepoolfe Twitter: @hartlepoolfe #HCFERespect

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfedigital

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Business, Accounting, Professional & Management:

BE THE NEXT

Business, Administration & Accounting

Personal Assistant Chartered Accountant Data Administrator Office Manager and more

All businesses require administrative and accounting support of some description, and administration and accounting careers are vital roles that can vary extensively from business to business. The work of an Administrator will vary with the type of company or organisation they work for. Routine duties may include filing and retrieving information and documentation, gathering and communicating information (by telephone, letter, data processing or in person), and recording or updating information manually or by computer. Qualified administrative staff are often promoted to supervisory or team leader positions, and can develop specialist roles with excellent progression options.

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For people who have a talent for numbers, Accounting may be the ideal career. With finance such a vital part of government, business and industry, Accounting Technicians are always in demand to keep accurate financial accounts for all types of business. Those working for accountancy firms or in accounting departments may prepare and analyse financial information, or be responsible for processing and paying invoices, so a good level of Maths is absolutely essential.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Administration (Business Professional) L2 Diploma In Administration (Business Professional) L2 Diploma In Accounting & Business L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Business (6 Units + AAT) Diploma In Business

4 GCSEs

1 Year

4 GCSEs (at Grade D)

1 Year

As above 1 Year 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and 1 Year English at grade 5-9) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and 1 Year English at grade 5-9)

Good English, IT and keyboard skills are also required, alongside clear handwriting. Other valuable characteristics include accuracy and attention to detail, good communication skills and the ability to work in a team, good organisational skills, the ability to follow instructions and to work on their own initiative. Honesty, discretion and trustworthiness are also essential in the handling of sometimes sensitive or confidential data and monetary transactions or records.

There are also a number of Apprenticeships on offer in these areas - please enquire for more details and entry requirements: L2 Apprenticeship In Accountancy (1 Year) L3 Apprenticeship In Accountancy (1 Year) L2 Apprenticeship Customer Service (2 Years) L3 Apprenticeship Customer Service (1 Year) L2 Apprenticeship In Business & Administration (1 Year) L3 Apprenticeship In Business & Administration (2 Years) Entry requirements for Apprenticeships are based on employer requirements


The Flagship Restaurant from quick lunches to gourmet dining to special bookings, we’re big on flavours and low on price The College’s Flagship Restaurant is open to the public and businesses and offers a superb gourmet dining experience in the centre of Hartlepool at simply amazing prices. The Flagship is modern, stylishly decorated, fully licenced and serves an appetising menu created by our Executive Chef Fergus Robertson. All dishes are prepared using the finest quality fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible. The Flagship offers a full evening dining experience, can be booked for special parties and corporate events, and also has a special lunchtime service for those with less time. The high quality of food and service has seen the The Flagship win numerous awards and TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence - search online and check out our reviews. Book now by calling 01429 857177 and like us on Facebook theflagshiprestaurant

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfebusacc

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Business, Accounting, Professional & Management:

Science

Chemist Forensic Scientist Medical Researcher and more

Hartlepool College is proud of its long standing commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM. Approximately 80% of the College’s curriculum is in the STEM areas! This includes superb facilities and professional teachers associated with computing, design, engineering, health, sports science, building & construction services and environmental technologies. Applied Science is a tried and tested route to university or as a pathway to our quickly growing apprenticeship programme in Life Science or Laboratory Technology.

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. Albert Einstein

It is also possible to mix Applied Science (at Intermediate or Advanced level) with one or two of our baccalaureate GCSEs. So if you missed out on your E-Bac by a subject at school, or if you wish to top up with a Modern Foreign Language – then it would certainly help your future career prospects.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

First Extended Certificate in Applied Science Extended Diploma In Applied Science

4 GCSEs (at Grade D) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year

Diploma In Applied Science L3 Apprenticeship In Lab & Science Technicians

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The three pathways for Applied Science are Applied Forensic Science, Applied Laboratory Technology and Applied Medical Science (including Clinical Psychology).

There are three routes available, although as standard all students will study the following subjects: fundamentals of science; scientific investigations; mathematical tools; working in the science industry; and scientific practical techniques. Apprentices, graduates and technicians employed in the sector undertake a wide variety of work ranging from: scientific research and development; processing of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biologicals; and working in criminal science and clinical pathology.

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STEMming the tide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM - are vital to the future of the regional, national and international economy. Why? Because STEM is everywhere, and it pretty much shapes everything we do, use and interact with. From research to manufacturing, transport to construction, food production to medicine, STEM is vital to all of these things and many, many more. People working in STEM literally do change the world every day. As people already working in these areas get older and retire companies are going to have a need for hundreds of thousands of highly skilled and motivated personnel to replace them - and be prepared to offer big rewards to attract the right people. In our ever-changing world it’s also amongst the most secure of career paths. In 2014 the CBI found that nearly 40% of firms looking for staff with STEM skills have had difficulties recruiting, and about half thought the situation was only going to get worse. STEM graduates are always going to be in demand, and get paid very well to do amazing things.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfeengmaths

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Health & Care:

Health

The College offers a variety of programmes in health and social care at a number of different levels. Some topics are general to all, such as health and safety, equality and diversity and communication skills, while others are specific to the areas of health (such as anatomy, well-being and health promotion) or social care (for example care of individuals and working with groups). Employment opportunities are diverse. In health they can include midwifery, nursing and allied health professions such as sports medicine, while social care can include family support and community-based work.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

E2 Diploma In Independent Living L1 Diploma In Exploring The Caring Sectors E3 Diploma In Skills For Employment Training & Personal Development L1 Diploma In Skills For Employment Training & Personal Development L2 Diploma In Skills For Employment Training & Personal Development First Diploma In Health & Social Care

Based on initial interview Based on initial interview Based on initial interview

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1 Year

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5 GCSEs (2 at Grade C and 3 at Grade D inc. Maths and English) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9)

1 Year

Diploma In Health & Social Care L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Health & Social Care

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The Advanced Course at Level 3 can lead to higher education, a pathway to nursing, health related degrees and social work.

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You must demonstrate excellent communication skills, be calm, patient, reliable and conscientious and also be sensitive to the needs of clients from different social and cultural backgrounds.

There are also a number of Apprenticeships on offer in these areas - please enquire for more details and entry requirements: L2 Apprenticeship In Health & Social Care (1 Year) L3 Apprenticeship In Health & Social Care (1 Year) L3 Apprenticeship In Health Clinical Health Care (2 Years) Entry requirements for Apprenticeships are based on employer requirements


Serious/Fun Healthcare is a serious business, and those who choose to work in this highly demanding and high responsibility sector are very special people compassionate, caring, and motivated as much by a desire to do good and to help others as they are by earning a living. It’s an area where those who work in it will see much pain, suffering and grief - but, balanced against this, they are also people who will bring much comfort, joy and dignity to those who rely on them. It’s often tough both physically and emotionally - sometimes its even thankless - and yet jobs in healthcare offer more on a personal level in terms of satisfaction than most other careers. The College works to prepare students for the many demands ahead by instilling a sense of camaraderie and teamwork, working not only on the vital practical skills like the use of equipment, a knowledge of anatomy etc., but also emphasising people skills - communication, calmness under pressure, the ability to listen and, crucially, the ability to laugh in the face of adversity and just get on with things.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfehealthcare

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Health & Care:

Child Care

Child Care specialists work with children from birth to young adulthood. They can work in a variety of settings including local authority nurseries, primary schools, private day nurseries and in the private sector. The tasks required vary depending on the age group and setting or the child or children in question, but could include planning and supervising activities such as reading, arts, crafts and creative play. At HCFE Child Care students are given ample opportunity to experiment practically at special events such as the well-established, highly popular annual Halloween “Spooktacular. Other responsibilities will include observing children and ensuring that they are safe at all times and contributing to reports for parents and parental liaison.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Caring For Children L2 Certificate In Children & Young Peoples Workforce L3 Certificate In Childcare & Education (EYE)

Based on initial interview 5 GCSEs (2 at Grade C and 3 at Grade D inc. Maths and English) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9)

1 Year 1 Year

L3 Diploma In Childcare & Education

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Dependent on the level studied the range of skills could include child development, play learning and supporting learning in school. Work experience is an important element in Early Years programmes at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Other tasks can include visiting children’s play areas to evaluate safety (including seasonal safety, such as the differences between summer and winter), all of which help students develop an “eye” for good and bad practice.

1 Year 1 Year

Essential personal qualities include a warm, caring and patient nature, and an awareness of health and safety issues. Good communication skills with both children and adults are essential, and candidates must have a sense of personal and moral responsibility, be able to work in a team and work within safeguarding frameworks (for which the College has a detailed and comprehensive policy - see opposite page). This latter point is especially important as students are required to undergo relevant checks.

There are also a number of Apprenticeships on offer in these areas - please enquire for more details and entry requirements: L2 Apprenticeship For Children & Young Peoples Workforce (1 Year) L3 Apprenticeship For Children & Young Peoples Workforce – Early Learn & Childcare (1 Year) L3 Apprenticeship For Children & Young Peoples Workforce (1 Year) L2 Apprenticeship In Supporting Teaching & Learning In Schools (1 Year) L3 Apprenticeship In Supporting Teaching & Learning In Schools (1 Year) Entry requirements for Apprenticeships are based on employer requirements


Safeguarding & Support don’t take it, talk it! Student wellbeing is at the very core of the way Hartlepool College operates, and we have numerous methods of ensuring it. For example there is a vigorous “Safeguarding� (Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults) policy, with trained designated persons who deal with any concerns raised by staff or students in relation to the welfare and safety of individuals, all dealt with confidentially. Likewise the College offers professional, completely confidential counselling, health and sexual health support, and has discrete facilities where students can talk freely and without fear of judgement about any issues troubling them. We also operate a completely zero tolerance policy towards bullying, and have robust mechanisms in place to deal with any incidences of intimidation, be they physical, mental or emotional, in person or online. We have a confidential anti-bullying helpline on 01429 857150. Copies of the Safeguarding and Bullying and Harassment policies are available from Student Services or via your tutor if requested.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfeearlyyears

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BE THE NEXT Chef Front of House Service Restaurant Manager Hospitality Lecturer and more

Hospitality, Catering, Hair & Beauty:

Hospitality & Catering

The hospitality industry is huge, ranging from Michelin star restaurants and top hotels through to fast food outlets, school meals, staff restaurants located within many companies - and even military cooks. Hartlepool College has made an enormous commitment to this area, including an industry-standard gourmet restaurant that is fully open to the public (see page 45). Students work with our industry-expert Hospitality & Catering tutors working within our fully operational restaurant serving to the public, and also the chance to take part in special events such as a WW2 themed Remembrance Day dinner for veterans and the College’s numerous high-profile awards ceremonies. Careers can include progression to Higher Education such as Degree level, or pursuing a chosen career including being a Chef, Manager or within the education sector.

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Students have many chances to participate in competitions, demonstrations and workshops, often with special guests such as top chefs and produce suppliers.

Students also had the chance to visit Switzerland, indulging (literally!) in a firsthand chance to see how world-renowned products such as Swiss cheese and chocolate are made.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Introduction To Professional Cookery NVQ L2 Diploma In Professional Cookery

Based on initial interview

1 Year

Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Based on employer requirements Based on employer requirements Based on employer requirements

1 Year

1 Year 2 Years 2 Years

Based on employer requirements

2 Years

NVQ L3 Diploma In Professional Cookery (Preparation & Cooking) L2 Apprenticeship In Hospitality L3 Apprenticeship In Hospitality L2 Apprenticeship In Catering & Professional Chefs L3 Apprenticeship In Catering & Professional Chefs

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Pastry Chef, like Ryan Healey

Ryan enrolled on the College’s Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, Patisserie and Confectionery Certificate whilst working full time at the Hartlepool Power Station - a career he felt he wasn’t enjoying. Showing immense talent in the kitchen, not to mention great courage in giving up a steady job to follow his ambition, he instead decided to become a pastry chef. His hard work and commitment throughout the year was outstanding and did not go unnoticed, with Ryan representing HCFE in numerous national competitions and cooking in the College’s own Flagship Restaurant. He was also a worthy winner of the College’s own Hospitality & Catering Student of the Year. He has since moved to London to further his career, from where he sends back frequent news about his successes and new acquaintances, such as a “selfie” (above) with top chef and TV presenter Michel Roux Jnr. Ryan also often returns to the College to share his experiences with new students (below).

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfehospcatering

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BE THE NEXT Beauty Therapist Nail Technician Advanced Therapist and more

Hospitality, Catering, Hair & Beauty:

Beauty Therapy

There are over 7,500 beauty salons and over 5,400 hairdressing salons offering beauty treatments in the North East alone – and this doesn’t include those Beauty Therapists working in hotels, health spas and on cruise liners. Beauty Therapists carry out a range of treatments that includes facials, manicures, pedicures and nail treatments, makeup,removing unwanted body and facial hair, individual eyelash extensions, microabrasive skin peel, massage and aromatherapy. A qualified Beauty Therapist has many options open to them, such as working in a beauty salon, at a health spa, in complementary therapies or on a cruise liner. Many also find work abroad.

The College offers courses at a variety of levels, and entry requirements vary. Our Luminary Centre has professional salons using the same equipment and products widely used in industry, which are open to the general public. Students will frequently work with commercial clients, which allows them to develop their practical and communications skills. ICT and numeracy are also vital components of their study.

Candidates must have a keen approach to high quality customer service to prepare them for success in this exciting and diverse career area.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Beauty Therapy L2 Certificate In Beauty Specialist Techniques L3 VTCT Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair & Media Make-up L3 NVQ Diploma In Beauty Therapy Massage L4 Diploma In Advanced Beauty Therapy

Based on initial interview 4 GCSEs (at Grade D) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Based on employer requirements Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

Based on employer requirements

2 Years

L2 Apprenticeship In Beauty Therapy L3 Apprenticeship In Beauty Therapy L3 Apprenticeship In Beauty Therapy – Massage

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Essential personal qualities include enjoying working with people of all ages, a high standard of personal appearance and an interest in basic anatomy and the human body.

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Massage Therapist,

like Chloe Watson

Chloe Watson, 19, from Hartlepool, has secured a job that will fill many with envy – a position as a massage therapist at the Ocean Beach Spa in Ibiza. Massage therapy is a form of relaxation perfect for holiday destinations, spas and cruise ships, but it can also be used to help people with sports injuries and give relief to people with long-term health conditions - a job that makes a real difference to a great variety of clients. After leaving Dyke House School Chloe had originally wanted to be a hairdresser, and enrolled at Hartlepool College on a Hairdressing course. However, a trip to Ibiza to see a friend who was working there as a massage therapist made her realise that was the career for her too. Thanks to the College’s flexible approach and support, Chloe changed courses, instead pursuing a new direction that allowed her to pursue this ambition. Her tutors considered Chloe a “top student” with consistently high levels of achievement, and none were surprised when she managed to turn her ambition into reality so quickly.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfehairbeauty

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BE THE NEXT Hairdresser Salon Owner Cruise Ship Stylist and more

Hospitality, Catering, Hair & Beauty:

Hairdressing

There are over 180,000 hairdressers working in the industry in the UK, and demand is rising. Opportunities include working in salons, hotels, health spas, on cruise liners and even as mobile hairdressers. The average working week for a qualified hairdresser is around thirty seven hours, although this varies depending on where they are employed, and generally incorporates evenings and weekends. Students will also develop ICT, numeracy and communication skills within the qualification.

Essential personal qualities include being artistic, creative and enjoying working with people of all ages. Hairdressers need tact and diplomacy, an awareness of health and safety issues, a smart appearance and a keen approach to customer service.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Hairdressing L2 Diploma In Hairdressing L3 Diploma In Hairdressing L2 Apprenticeship In Hairdressing L3 Apprenticeship In Hairdressing

Based on initial interview 4 GCSEs (at Grade D) Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Based on employer requirements Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Years 2 Years

When it comes to hairdressing, for me it’s very important that the foundations should be right. Vidal Sassoon

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Hairdressing is a busy vocation which includes a variety of hands-on practical skills. Hairdressers cover a range of activities that not only include styling and hair care tasks such as shampooing and blow drying, cutting, colouring, perming, pinning-up and creative styling, but also customer duties such as meeting and greeting and reception work. Many HCFE students have gone on to successfully open their own salons, or run mobile businesses.


The Luminary Salons Very often the best way of learning is by doing, and when the new Hartlepool College was being designed this was one of the things foremost in our minds - resources where students could learn the skills they need by working in industry-standard practical environments, using the very same kit as professionals out in the world of work. The Luminary is the name given to a suite of related facilities dedicated to wellbeing and style, located on the first floor of the College’s north wing. The Hair and Beauty Salons offer a wide range of treatments and stylings, using only the best quality products - many of which can be bought at greatly discounted prices. Staff are all highly experienced professionals, and closely supervise students as they perform their work. The Hair Salon was awarded Wella Centre of Excellence status, which was presented by top stylist Patrick Cameron (below), who also performed a masterclass. For more information about or to make a booking in the Hair Salon or Beauty Salon, call 01429 283826

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfehairbeauty

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BE THE NEXT Estate Agent Logistics Manager Store Manager and more

Employer Services:

Retail & Commercial Services

The retail sector is one of the most important drivers of the UK economy. Retail refers to the process of buying goods from a supply-chain manufacturer and then trading these goods on to a customer. The property sector is also a huge area filled with opportunities for both private homes and business/commercial buildings. Some of the best known brands are retailers and include multinational corporations, high street brands to boutique, designer and specialist stores. In some cases these stores will oversee every aspect of design, manufacture and selling – Apple is perhaps the most obvious example! This sector is dynamic, complex and entirely interesting where learners on this course will engage with all aspects of retail. This will include learning about: how supply chains work; understanding retail law, pricing and cost analysis; marketing, branding and visual merchandising.

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These courses are ideal for learners wishing to understand the sector in more detail, especially those with an interest in fashion, cosmetics and media. The course would provide good progression to an apprenticeship in retail or customer service or to higher education to study retail, business or marketing.

Some programmes involve extended work experience with leading retail businesses in the area. Essential personal qualities include good communication and presentation skills, being innovative and creative and of course excellent numeracy skills.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L2 Apprenticeship In Property Services – Sale Of Residential Property L3 Apprenticeship In Property Services – Sale Of Residential Property L2 Apprenticeship In Property Services Residential Letting & Management L3 Apprenticeship In Property Services – Residential Letting & Management L2 Apprenticeship In Housing L3 Apprenticeship In Housing L2 Apprenticeship In Retail L2 Apprenticeship Cleaning & Environmental Support Services L2 Apprenticeship In Sustainable Resource Management L3 Apprenticeship In Sustainable Resource Management

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Working in Partnership Hartlepool College has cultivated many important partnerships that benefit our students - in fact, we can count over 2,000 over a period of 40 years, with some now having been ongoing for decades. Because of these close relationships and our superb reputation amongst employers, Hartlepool College is frequently in an excellent position to arrange exclusive work experience, educational visits and even Apprenticeship opportunities with some of the biggest business names out there. Rolls-Royce, Babcock Defence Services, the Armed Forces, Wella Hair Products, Heerema, Caterpillar, Darchem Engineering, Gestamp Tallent, Huntsman, the NHS, the Police and Fire Services, Dawson & Sanderson and Airbus Industrie are just some of the many partners who work with the College in a variety of roles, with new partnerships being forged on a regular basis. Students on some courses also have the chance to travel, with recent destinations including China, Spain, France and the Gambia.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfecourses

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BE THE NEXT Police Officer Fire Officer Paramedic Military Personnel and more

Sport & Public Services:

Public Services

Public Services programmes prepare students for careers in uniformed services such as the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Police, Fire Service and Prison Service. Military services personnel can be deployed anywhere in the world, while those serving in civilian sectors will generally work in the UK. Successful students have also progressed to university via the College’s Foundation Degree in Public Services. Duties will depend upon the sector that recruits join. Most British military personnel play an important role in NATO and UN operations across the world. Many overseas deployments are involved in peacekeeping and humanitarian duties. The military are regular visitors to the College, with events ranging from assault courses, tactical and logistics challenges and even a field kitchen and the chance to sample food from combat situations. The Police protect life and property, preserve law and order, prevent and investigate crime, and apprehend and detain offenders. The Fire Service protects and saves people and property from fire, provides emergency support at accidents and incidents and promotes fire safety. The Prison Service supervises and rehabilitates offenders located in prisons, remand centres and young offenders’ institutions.

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The College has forged partnerships with both civilian and military services, allowing superb access to visits and special opportunities, such as Operation Sandpiper, the largest Police and emergency services training exercise in the area in over a decade, in which hundreds of College students played victims and hostages in a realistic firearms scenario. You can watch an exclusive behind the scenes video here: bit.ly/HCFEsandpiper

Each job has its own requirements but in general terms you will need to have the ability to work with people from all walks of life and good team working skills, as well as the ability to work in a structured environment where rules and discipline apply. Equally vital is the ability to stay calm, assess situations and work under pressure.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma For Entry To The Uniformed Services L2 Diploma In Public Services L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Public Services

Based on initial interview

1 Year

4 GCSEs (at Grade D) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C)

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Firefighter,

like Dugald Donachie Hartlepool College student Dugald Donachie, 18, of Seaham is reaping the benefits of his Public Services programme after becoming a retained fire fighter at Seaham Fire Station, a part of Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service. Former Seaham Community School student Dugald had long held the ambition of becoming a Fire Fighter, and joined the College’s Level 3 Public Services to further his goal. His determination, attitude and ability quickly impressed both his tutors and their professional partners in the Fire Service. Dugald hopes now to balance his work as a retained fire fighter with further studies and is aiming high, having completed the Level 3 successfully with D*D*D* and studying on the Foundation Degree in Public Services. Kevin Fincken, Dugald’s tutor and a former fire fighter, said “It’s a great testament to Dugald’s hard work and attitude that he has gained this success in such a competitive post. In his time with us we have seen him really develop his leadership and teamwork skills by throwing himself in to all aspects of theory and practical with a great enthusiasm.” Regular practical experience and CV boosting often set Hartlepool College’s opportunities apart, helping students like Dugald stand out from the crowd.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfepublicserv

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BE THE NEXT Coach Physiotherapist Elite Athlete and more

Sport & Public Services:

Sport

The opportunities for employment in the area of sport and fitness are growing fast, and jobs vary according to different employment sectors. Local authority sports centres, private gyms, fitness centres and physical education are just a few examples of the many opportunities.

Sports Coaches teach sports skills and techniques to individuals and teams, helping people take part in their chosen sport safely and to their full potential. Sport Centre Assistants help and supervise clients to use equipment and facilities effectively and safely.

Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. Paul Coffey

Work will vary according to sector. For example Sports Development Officers aim to improve access to sport and physical activity for people of all ages and abilities, including inclusive sports for the disabled and vision impaired, which students will have the opportunity to try.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

First Extended Certificate In Sport L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Sport

4 GCSEs (at Grade D) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) Based on initial interview

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

Based on employer requirements

1 Year

Based on employer requirements Based on employer requirements

2 Years 1 Year

L3 Diploma In Fitness Instructing & Personal Training (QCF) L2 Apprenticeship In Instructing Exercise & Fitness L3 Apprenticeship In Exercise & Fitness L3 Apprenticeship In Supporting Teaching & Learning In Physical Education

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Each job has its own requirements but in general terms you will need to have good communication skills and enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities. You will need to be enthusiastic about the benefits of sport and healthy living and be able to inspire and encourage others. An awareness of health and safety issues related to sport activities is essential.


The Luminary Fitness Suite The Luminary Fitness Suite is a state-of-the-art gymnasium facility with a no pressure approach to fitness and exercise, offering a friendly atmosphere to all ages and abilities. Open to the public (and also used by a number of sports professionals), we have a membership fee far below most other gyms, and for maximum convenience the Fitness Suite is open early and late, seven days a week. If you just want to turn up when it suits you, pop on some music and use your favourite machines at your own pace that’s completely fine. For those who do want to take a more social, structured or intense approach, our numerous classes (including popular group exercises such as Zumba and Clubbercise) might be more to your taste, while our personal trainers can work with you towards specific goals, giving professional advice suited to your needs. For more information about or to join the Luminary Fitness Suite, call 01429 857198

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfesportfitness

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BE THE NEXT Cabin Crew Travel Agent Tourism Information Officer Resort Rep and more

Sport, Leisure & Public Services:

Travel & Tourism

Travel and tourism is a fast growing industry in both the UK and across the world. Career opportunities include work in travel agencies, tourist information centres, as a resort representative and airline cabin crew.

It provides a range of career options including Cabin Crew, Travel Agent, Holiday Representatives, Cruise Line employees, Event Planners, Hotel Managers and Customer Services roles.

In addition, we offer a wide range of enrichment activities including overseas visits (with one European visit being held annually), cabin crew training, tour operator and airport visits.

All learners have an opportunity for work placements with local Travel and Tourism providers.

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

L1 Diploma In Travel & Tourism First Extended Certificate In Travel & Tourism L3 Subsidiary Diploma In Travel & Tourism

Based on initial interview 4 GCSEs (at Grade D) 5 GCSEs (at A*-C inc. Maths and English at grade 5-9) Based on employer requirements

1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

L2 Apprenticeship In Travel Services

1 Year

Travelling leaves you speechless, “ then it turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Battuta

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All our courses provide an overview of the industry for anyone interested in a career in Travel and Tourism.


You talk, we listen It would be frankly incredible for a public-serving organisation like a college to operate without seeking input from the very people we exist to help. HCFE takes a very proactive approach to getting the views of all who hold a stake in what we do. The new College building is the result of extensive consultation with our student population, businesses, employers and the local community, allowing us to shape our provision and resources to be as relevant, future-proofed and user-orientated as possible. We hold numerous events throughout the year, such as the Voice of the Learner and Principal’s Question Time, to ensure that this is an ongoing process that keeps our activities as flexible and transparent as possible. All are welcome to make suggestions - if you want something to work differently, make sure we know! The College can’t always guarantee to act on every suggestion, but many changes - for example aspects of our parking arrangements, the type of food we serve, the way timetables are structured - come from us taking on board your feedback.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfetravtour

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COURSE AREAS

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L1 L2 L3 AP HE

BE THE NEXT Degree Graduate and more

Progressing to Higher Education Hartlepool College of Further Education, despite as the name suggests being a large FE provider, is also delivering a number of HE courses in conjunction with local universities like Teesside – and their message is that studying at Higher level is easier and less complicated than people might think. A number of our courses offer the option to progress to HE. Higher Education is something a lot of people may think is something not suited to them, usually because they believe it will cost them a lot of money, or that they won’t have the time, or that they will have to travel out of town to study. Additionally, some people question if there are any real benefits from having a Higher level qualification like a Degree or a HND. The College was recently proven to be within the top seventeen percent of all English colleges for overall provision, rising to the top ten percent for adult course performance. Last year saw over 400 of its students apply for Higher Education courses, and those who did are already feeling the benefits. The College allows people to study for Higher qualifications locally, and with all the support and advice they need, allowing them to get on with the important business of passing their course and improving their prospects. For example, with finances an especial worry for many people, the College’s course fees of £6000 are well below the maximum £9000 HE providers are allowed to charge.

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However, many courses actually have no up-front fees, and numerous financial support packages are available subject to eligibility.

In addition, loans do not have to be repaid until graduates are in full employment earning a minimum of £21,000 a year.

QUALIFICATION

PROGRESSION FROM

DURATION

Foundation Degree In Sport Coaching & Exercise Foundation Degree In Public Services Foundation Degree in Design for the Creative Industries HND In Aeronautical Engineering

Level 3 in Sport

2 Years

Level 3 in Public Services Level 3 Qualification in Art & Design - UCAS application rqd. Level 3 in Aeronautical Engineering L3 Child Care & Education A variety of L3 programmes

2 Years 2 Years full time (or 3 Years part time) 2 Years

L3 Engineering L3 Engineering L3 Engineering L3 Engineering L3 Engineering L3 Fabrication & Welding L3 Construction & the Built Environment L3 Construction & the Built Environment

2 Years 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years

FDA Early Years FDA Working with Children and Young People HNC Mechanical Engineering HNC Instrumentation Engineering HNC Electrical Engineering HNC Mechatronics HNC Manufacturing Engineering HNC Fabrication & Welding HNC Building Services Engineering HNC Construction (Building Studies)

2 Years 2 Years

2 Years


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BE THE NEXT

Degree Graduate, like Lewis Marr

Working in the field of sports, Lewis Marr knows better than anyone that while you don’t always win, it’s how you carry on after losing that matters. Just four short years ago he faced a dilemma that made him realise that his future success was in his own hands – with the right help and support. In 2011, Lewis joined Hartlepool College of Further Education as part of the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Exercise programme to complement his job as a School Sport Coordinator in Bishop Auckland. However, not long after starting the course austerity cuts led to the school’s sport structure being reformed, leaving Lewis without a job. However, his tutors knew that Lewis had the potential to do great things and with their encouragement he set up Education Enterprise and enrolled on a Foundation Degree in Sport, eventually graduating with first class honours. Lewis commented “It would have been very easy for me to be down and beaten by losing my job, but the enthusiasm and support from the sports team at Hartlepool College filled me with the confidence to go it alone. And I am so glad I did, I couldn’t be happier with the results”. Education Enterprise now employs five full time and several part time members of staff, delivering over 120 hours of primary school PE, after school clubs and school holiday programmes. Lewis is now embarking on a PHD in Sports Coaching after reigniting his love for education at Hartlepool College, and often returns to speak to current students.

Get the latest info at www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Fastlink to this subject area: bit.ly/hcfehed

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APPLYING TO HCFE

How to apply to Hartlepool College 1

There are three ways you can apply for a Hartlepool College course (or courses) Apply Online - find the course of your choice using our course search tool. Click apply and complete your application form;

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You will be invited in to college for an interview with your prospective tutor. This gives you the opportunity to discuss the course content in depth and get answers to your queries. 3

Student Services, Hartlepool College of Further Education FREEPOST, Stockton Street TS24 7BR Please note that the above postcode is for FREEPOST use only - the College’s actual postcode is TS24 7NT

The Data Protection Act 1998 Hartlepool College of Further Education collects information about staff and students for various administrative, academic and health and safety reasons. By signing the form opposite you will give your consent to the College to process the personal information contained in it. A copy of the College’s data protection policy can be obtained from Student Services.

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Keeping in touch We’ll be keeping in touch with you with regular communication via email, text and in writing. We’ll also invite you to a series of keeping in touch taster events to help you make the transition in to College.

Apply in person - come and visit us at one of our events and complete your application with one of our advisers; Apply in writing - complete the form to the right and either post or hand it in to:

Interview

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Enrol We start enrolment for full time courses after GCSE Results day. You will be invited to a final interview to assess your grades and enrol you on to the suitable level of your chosen course.


Acknowledged/Entered: COLLEGE USE ONLY: PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM IN FULL USING BLOCK CAPITALS ONLY. Please use black ink only. Return to: Student Services, Hartlepool College of Further Education, FREEPOST, Stockton Street, HARTLEPOOL TS24 7BR

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Application Form for Full-time Course(s)

Your Course Choices

Please tick appropriate box: Apprenticeship*

Full-Time

*Apprenticeship applicants will be invited in to a programme of centre-based assessment throughout the year

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About Yourself

Your Full Name:

Your Learning Career

Last School or College attended:

Address:

Dates of Attendance (years)

Postcode:

To:

Telephone (Home):

From:

Name (and position if appropriate) of your Referee:

(Mobile): Nationality:

Your application will be acknowledged, and you will receive details of your interview appointment. If you would prefer to come to the College to discuss your options before you make a definite choice, ring Student Services on 01429 295000. We will be happy to show you around, discuss your options and offer any guidance necessary.

Date of Birth: Email address:

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In case of Emergency

Name of person we can contact in an emergency: Relationship to you (parent, guardian, partner etc.): Contact Number: Form continues overleaf. Please complete all sections.


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Monitoring

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Section Hartlepool College of Further Education is an equal opportunities College. The aim of our policy is to ensure that all applicants are treated equally irrespective of gender, marital status, race, national origin or disability. To assist with monitoring this policy and for that reason only, please complete the following questions:

Your Qualifications

What qualifications have you taken at school / already gained? Please continue on a separate sheet if needed, include your name, and attach it to this one with a paperclip (no staples please)

Subject: Level: Grade: Date:

Ethnic Monitoring The College is required to keep certain records for statistical purposes. One of these records is the ethnic background details of students taking courses at this College. Please mark an X in the code which you feel most accurately describes your ethnic origin: White; British

Black; Other

Asian; Other

White; Irish

Chinese

Mixed; White + Asian

White; Other

Bangladeshi

Mixed; White + African

Black; African

Indian

Mixed; White + Caribbean

Black; Caribbean

Pakistani

Mixed White + Other Black

Any Other (please state): Disability Monitoring Do you consider yourself a person with a disability? Yes / No Were you registered disabled before 2 December 1996? Yes / No Please state any special conditions you feel we should be aware of (i.e. dyslexia, diabetes, asthma, colour blindness etc.)

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Additional Information

More About You (interests, clubs, volunteering, sports etc.)

Country of Residence (e.g. England, Spain etc. Relates to country of domicile for three years before the start of your course)

Nationality Have you lived in the UK/EEA for the past three years? Yes If no, what was the date of your arrival in the UK/EEA? Are you an International Student? Yes Are you an asylum seeker? Yes

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No No

/ Please continue on a separate sheet if needed, include your name, and attach it to this one with a paperclip (no staples please).

If yes, evidence of your application and the current status of application must be supplied. Please contact Student Services for more information if required.

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The small print & disclaimers Please note that the contents published in this Directory are correct at the time of going to print. The College reserves the right to make changes to courses, fees and requirements and if necessary for any reason to withdraw courses. Statistics and figures used in this publication are accurate at time of going to press. All Hartlepool College courses are continually updated to ensure that they remain of the highest quality. For this reason details may change from time to time. Please check with Student Services or on our website for further information. This Directory was designed and produced by Hartlepool College of Further Education. Most of the photographs used in this Directory are of bona fide College students, staff and facilities and are protected by relevant legislation. The primary photographer is Gary Kester. In a minority of circumstances library stock images have been used that are representative of activities.

The European Social Fund Hartlepool College of Further Education receives part of its funding from the European Social Fund


Finding Us Hartlepool College is located on the A689 (Stockton Street), which directly connects to the A19 from the south or via the A179 from the north. SatNavs should use TS24 7LB

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The College has on-site parking facilities for students, and disabled parking at both the front and rear of the building. The entrance to the main car park is via Andrew Street, off Huckelhoven Way. There are also several pay and display car parks close by if needed.

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The College is also a short walk from Hartlepool’s main transport interchange and all bus services from within Hartlepool and from the surrounding area. The College also has facilities for motorcycles and bicycles. CCTV is in operation, and all vehicles are parked at the owner’s risk. Disabled Parking

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*Please note that the parking bays located on Albert Street between Hartlepool College and the Art College do not belong to the College.

Making learning easy & flexible Hartlepool College offers you plainspeaking facts and advice on everything from your application to travel, finance to the fun stuff. Our flexible range of support and learning options are tailored around you to best fit in with your work and family responsibilities. Find out more by visiting www. hartlepoolfe.ac.uk or searching @hartlepoolfe on social media, and see how #HCFE has helped many people achieve their ambitions.

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