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College-Level Course Guide 2021/22

So, What Next?

Hereford Campus | Holme Lacy Campus


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At Herefordshire & Ludlow College our emphasis is on the success of every single student. The College would like to thank all of the students who have had their photos taken for this publication.

OPEN EVENTS Hereford Campus, Folly Lane Tuesday 10th November 2020, 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm

You will be given the opportunity to excel and succeed in your learning by our well qualified and highly professional teachers. The vast majority of our students progress to higher level courses, including university studies, and then into employment. The College has received excellent feedback from Ofsted and is rated silver under the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, evidence that “provision is of high quality, and significantly and consistently exceeds the baseline quality threshold expected of UK Higher Education.” Our students consistently report high levels of satisfaction with their learning and the College. This prospectus focuses on the courses provided at our Hereford and Holme Lacy campuses. For a copy of the latest Ludlow College prospectus, please contact our Enquiries Team. Our superb Hereford Campus is situated on Folly Lane; it is one of the best further education campuses in the UK, offering outstanding learning facilities. It includes specialist workshops, training salons and professional kitchens, as well as a well-equipped library and learning resource centre. At Holme Lacy, only six miles from Hereford, we provide an attractive range of courses at our specialist land-based campus and commercially managed 257 hectare estate, which includes an arable, beef and sheep farm; woodlands; orchards and lakes. Ludlow College, just 20 minutes from Hereford by train, provides an excellent choice of A Levels for school leavers.

Students enjoy being part of an academically rigorous, friendly Sixth Form College, with small class sizes and high levels of academic and personal support. Many progress to Russell Group and other highly ranked universities. I sincerely hope you will choose to come and join our thriving learning community and be part of our success story.

Thursday 11th March 2021, 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm

Holme Lacy Campus, Holme Lacy Saturday 14th November 2020, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Saturday 23rd January 2021, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Wednesday 10th March 2021, 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm

David Williams Principal & Chief Executive

Virtual Open Events Virtual Open Event recordings are available to view on our YouTube channel at any time.

“Being a student governor has given me a unique insight into the inner workings of the College. I hope to continue to use this opportunity in such a way that helps the college to move forward in a progressive manner that will enhance the experiences of both our current and future students.” Adam Matthews, Student Governor 3


Contents Choosing Your Course

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Your Study Programme

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STEM Careers

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Where Will You Go After College?

Hereford University Centre

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Supporting You Student HUB & Student Services 12 Learning Support (Study Centre) 12 Student Voice 13 Get Involved 14 Student Resources 12−14 Equality & Diversity 16 Safeguarding & Prevent 17 Money Matters 18 Fee Reductions for Adults 18 Advanced Learner Loans (19+) 19 T Levels

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Industry Placements

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Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeship Subjects A−Z

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Hereford Campus Courses A−Z Holme Lacy Campus Courses A−Z

“I have recently been awarded an unconditional offer and scholarship at the University of Central Lancashire, to study Outdoor Adventure Leadership BA (Hons).”

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Finding HLC

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How to Apply

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Application Form

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Information for School Staff & Advisers

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To find out more about Victoria’s journey through college and onto university turn to page 95. 4

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Courses A−Z Hereford Campus Access to HE

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T Level in Health & Social Care

Beauty Therapy Level 1

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Hospitality & Catering Level 1

Beauty Therapy Level 2

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Hospitality & Catering Level 2

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Beauty Therapy Make-Up Level 2

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Catering Facilities

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Eden Hair, Health & Beauty

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Hospitality & Catering - Pro Cookery Level 3

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Beauty Therapy Level 3

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Student Experience - Hospitality & Catering

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Business Level 2

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Hospitality and Catering - Food and Beverage

Business Trips

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Service Supervision Level 3

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Business Level 3

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Massage Therapies Level 3

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Bricklaying Level 1

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Motor Vehicle Level 1

Bricklaying Level 2

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Motor Vehicle Facilities

Building Maintenance Operations Level 2

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Motor Vehicle Level 2

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T Level in Construction

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Motor Vehicle Level 3

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Carpentry & Joinery Level 1

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Music Technology Level 2

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Carpentry Level 2

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Music Technology Level 3

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Childcare − An Introduction to Early Years Level 44 2

Plumbing Level 1

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Childcare − Early Years Educator Level 3

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Plumbing Level 2

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Computing & IT Level 2

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Public Services Level 2

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Game Development

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Explore with Protective Services

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Student Experience - Computing

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Protective Services Level 3

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Computing Level 3

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Student Experience - Public Services

Electrical Installation Level 1

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Choosing the right Sport Course

Electrical Installation Level 2

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Sport Level 2

Electrical Installation Level 3

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Sport Level 3

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Student Experience - Electrical Installation

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Sport Fitness Services Level 3

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Engineering Level 2

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Travel & Tourism Level 2

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Student Experience - Engineering

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Travel & Tourism Level 3

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Cutting-edge Facilities

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Travel & Tourism Abroad

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Engineering Level 3

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Foundation Studies

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FS − Skills for Working Life

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Holme Lacy Campus Land-based Studies Level 1

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FS − Employability Skills Levels 1 & 2

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Agriculture Level 2

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FS − Construction Level 1

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Agriculture Level 3

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FS − Computing & IT Level 1

Animal Care Level 2

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FS − Health, Social Care & Childcare Level 62 1

Student Experience - Animal care

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FS − Hospitality & Catering Entry 3/ Level 1 63

Animal Care Unit

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Furniture Making Level 2

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Animal Management Level 3

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Student Experience - Furniture

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Blacksmithing & Metalworking Level 2

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Blacksmithing & Metalworking Level 3

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Furniture Studies Design & Making Level 3

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Hairdressing Level 1

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Farriery Access Level 2

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Hairdressing Level 2

Student Experience - Farriery

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Hairdressing Level 3

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Forestry & Arboriculture Level 2

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Apprentice Experience - Hairdressing

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Student Experience - Forestry & Arboriculture

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Health & Social Care Level 2

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Horse Care Level 2

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Student Experience - Health & Social Care

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Student Experience - Horse Management

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Health & Social Care Level 3

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Horse Management Level 3

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CHOOSING YOUR COURSE

What do you need to think about?

16−18 Study Programme

When choosing your course, it is a good idea to read through the following information so you know what to expect from your course and what options are available to you. These steps outline how to go about choosing your course and are followed by more information to help you.

Each student aged 16–18 years at HLC has a Study Programme specifically tailored to meet their educational needs and career aspirations. It consists of the main chosen qualification, as well as further development of maths, English and employability skills. Its aim is to improve young peoples’ career prospects and also widen options for higher level study.

1 Where are you now? Check the progression table opposite to see what levels of study are currently available to you. It might be that you need to start on a lower level course in order to progress to a higher level of study, so check that your entry requirements meet the course you are considering.

These programmes include: •

2 Come to an Open Event This gives you the opportunity to speak directly to course tutors and apprenticeship assessors who are all experts in their fields. They can help you decide the best way forward. You can find dates for these events on page 3 Get help You can also contact our Student HUB to speak to our independent careers adviser who can help you look through your options and find the correct route for moving forward.

Each full-time student will participate in work experience or an industry placement as well as activities designed to develop the skills and confidence required for their progression.

Those students who aren’t able to study for a substantial vocational qualification (e.g. if they have complex learning needs and/ or disadvantage) will study a programme to develop their employability skills which might include some work experience.

Learner Progression Adviser T: 0800 032 1986 E: careers@hlnsc.ac.uk

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All full-time students aged 16−18 years will study English and maths as part of their studies. This will be either GCSE or functional skills depending on prior GCSE grades and initial assessment. Those students who have already achieved sufficient grades will be supported through a programme of directed studies. Maths and English skills and the ability to apply them are seen as essential skills by universities and employers. Many universities now accept a Level 2 Functional Skill in maths and English as recognised qualifications which carry UCAS points. This is a government driven initiative, fully supported by the College.

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WHERE ARE YOU NOW? This chart shows some different types and levels of programmes, with their equivalent qualifications. It will help you see which level you are at now and identify which level you want to reach in the future.

Where are you now?

In need of additional help and support with learning Have finished school with few or no formal qualifications

What will you study?

How will you progress?

• Entry Level 1, 2 or 3 • Supported Learning • Foundation Learning

• Progression on to next Entry Level or Level 1 course in chosen area

• Level 1 • NVQ 1 • (Level 1 courses are also routes to Apprenticeships)

• Level 2 • Intermediate Apprenticeship • Employment

• Level 2 • NVQ 2 • Diploma • Intermediate Apprenticeship

• Level 3 • Advanced Apprenticeship • Employment

• Level 3 • NVQ 3 • Extended Diploma • AS/A Level Courses • Advanced Apprenticeship

• Higher Education • Employment

No formal qualifications Successful initial assessment and interview Enthusiasm and commitment to chosen subject area

GCSE passes at grade 2 (grade E) and above including maths & English* Or successful completion of NVQ 1 or Level 1 in appropriate subject area

Five GCSE passes at grade 4 (grade C) and above including maths & English* Or successful completion of Level 2, NVQ 2, Diploma, Higher Diploma or Intermediate Apprenticeship* Successful grades at Level 3* NVQ 3, Subsidary Diploma or Diploma in addition to Extended Diploma or A Levels* Access to HE Diploma*

• Level 4 or 5 (entry to all these courses is dependent on the specific course and its entry requirements) • Degree • Foundation Degree

• Postgraduate Study • Employment

* Please note: entry requirements may vary for some courses

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Adult Students

Apprenticeships

Whilst adult students do not have study programmes, they do have access to the same support and resources as all other students. If you have questions about your learning needs or want to find out more about studying as an adult then you can get in touch with our Enquiries Team by calling 0800 032 1986 or emailing enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk.

The College currently works with over 1,500 apprentices and offers 39 different apprenticeship subjects and routes ranging from level 2 qualifications right up to degree level. Some people find that learning ‘onthe-job’ works better for them and it is important to check if that might be an option in your chosen subject area. Available apprenticeship routes are clearly shown on course pages and there is more information on pages 22−27. If you have any questions about apprenticeships then you can contact:

Thinking About Studying A Levels? HLC are very proud to have merged with Ludlow College in Shropshire. Just 20 minutes from Hereford by train, the College provides an excellent choice of A Levels for school leavers and has a long-established association with Balliol College, part of Oxford University. In 2020 Ludlow College achieved a 100% pass rate for A Levels reflecting the high quality of teaching and learning. Students achieve excellent results with the vast majority progressing to higher education and places secured at top universities. Please note that our A Level courses are only offered at Ludlow College and not at the Hereford or Holme Lacy Campuses. For more information about Ludlow College and its range of courses visit www.ludlow-college.ac.uk. If you would like a copy of the Ludlow College prospectus then please contact our Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986.

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Apprenticeship Team T: 0800 032 1986 E: busdev@hlcollege.ac.uk STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) Careers The College recently launched a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Centre initiative in partnership with the NEF (The Innovation Institute), which will see the development of the College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics provision over the next three to five years. Any STEM-related subjects have our STEM Centre approval logo on them and are part of the College’s initiative to invest and develop these areas. You might not realise that there are many varied and exciting career paths that include elements of STEM subjects. As the use of cutting edge technology becomes increasingly common in all sectors, more employers are valuing STEM-based skills. Traditional subjects such as plumbing could lead to careers in sustainable construction, or courses in beauty therapy could lead to working with beauty laser treatments.

DID YOU KNOW? • Three Distinctions on a Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A grades at A Level and the equivalent UCAS points • All 16−18 year-old students will have a tailor-made study programme for their studies • Adults can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover their tuition fees • College-level, full-time courses can be studied by adults • Full-time study is on average three days a week

As the College continues to develop its provision in STEM subjects, students will benefit from developing STEM-related skills as well as an awareness of how those skills can be used to progress to diverse future careers. The STEM logo has been added to course pages in this prospectus which are part of this focus.


WHERE WILL YOU GO AFTER COLLEGE? Where do our Level 3 students go after studying with us?

Level 3 progression destinations 2019 Employment

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Staying in Education Apprenticeships Other

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You might already know what you want to do when you leave college or you might not. Either way we have a dedicated Learner Progression Adviser to assist you as well as access to the Hereford University Centre and Student HUB. Read on to find out how they can help you with what you will do next. Careers Advice & UCAS Application Every year the Student HUB gives support and guidance on progression to hundreds of students. This could be about what you will study next at college or in the future. The HUB can help you with your UCAS application process and give you tips on how to create an effective personal statement. To find out more about career options contact: Learner Progression Adviser T: 0800 032 1986 E: careers@hlnsc.ac.uk Student Hub Coordinator T: 0800 032 1986 E: studentHUB@hlcollege.ac.uk

Can I Study University-level Courses at the College? Yes, you can study a wide range of university-level courses at the College and this enables many students to save money by studying locally. Many courses are run in partnership with the University of Worcester and others have long-running relationships with industry-specific institutions. All of our university-level provision is taught by experts who are leaders in their chosen fields and our courses are tailored to the relevant professional standards for that subject area.

“I like how the college encourages me to do well and to do my best. My tutor is always there to help us if we needed.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 2 Diploma Hairdressing

See our website www.hlcollege.ac.uk for a full list of university-level courses and see overleaf for more information about the Hereford University Centre and how it can give you an insight into what it is like to study at university-level. What about Higher & Degree Apprenticeships Higher and Degree Apprenticeships involve the development and assessment of skills and knowledge at Level 4 or above (relevant to the occupational sector or job role), and as defined by the Standard. Higher Apprenticeships at Level 4 and 5 can allow progression on to university degrees, and Degree Apprenticeships are also now becoming widely available in most sectors.

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To start a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, the applicant should ideally have a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification or three good A Levels, or have completed a relevant Level 3 Apprenticeship. To find out more about Higher Apprenticeships you can look on our website www.hlcollege.ac.uk. To find out more about apprenticeships in this guide see pages 22−27. 9


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WHAT IS HEREFORD UNIVERSITY CENTRE? In partnership with the University of Worcester, the Centre acts as an educational and cultural hub, aiming to raise educational aspirations in Herefordshire and encourage increased participation in higher education.

How Can it Help Me? At the core of the Centre is the HUC Coordinator who facilitates a range of talks, lectures and activities aimed at involving the community at the College. Though these will all be on varied subjects, they offer you the opportunity to get a feel of what university lectures might be like and how you can be inspired by the expansion of ideas and theories. The Centre is also a good first point of contact for anyone with questions and queries about higher education, such as: What course or subject area is right for me? How can I study higher education locally? How do I write a UCAS application and statement? What financial support is available?

Students from all walks of life choose to study at the College’s Hereford Campus based at Folly Lane, which houses specialist facilities for over twenty different industry sectors and a Learning Resource Centre for a diverse range of students and career directions. For visitors to the Hereford University Centre the Campus provides the ideal environment to explore the prospect of higher education and experience what university-level study could be like.

A series of free public lectures, research seminars and educational events open to all.

What’s on next? To keep in touch with the latest events sign up to the mailing list at www.hlcollege.ac.uk or find the Centre on Facebook. Want to know more? If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to one of these events please contact:

93% ‘I am developing the skills I need to get a job’

Student HUB Coordinator T: 0800 032 1986 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk

What are tariff points? How do I prepare for an interview? Where can I study my chosen subject? What is student life like? Where is the Hereford University Centre?

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STUDENT HUB & STUDENT SERVICES The Student HUB (based in the Learning Resource Centre) is the place where you can get all the help and information you need throughout your time at the College. It will provide you with the resources you need for your development and study, from tutorials to support and from UCAS applications to the annual Infofest. Student Services provide all the key areas and resources you will encounter during your time here, from catering facilities to finance. All services are available to all students and are not campus-specific.

Hub Resources, Support & Advice Tutorials & Personal Tutor Each student participates in six group tutorials a year on a variety of subjects which are facilitated by the Student HUB and are designed to inform and develop your understanding of the world around you. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will act as your pastoral adviser and academic guide. Participating in three one-toone tutorials during the year, your personal tutor will help you to monitor your progress and deal with any difficulties you may have. Learning Resource Centres The College has an LRC at each campus, we aim to provide a range of quality resources and information services to support the teaching and learning needs of the College. We offer a wide range of support and resources. Resources and support we can help you with include: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Range of study areas Books Journals E-books Online databases Support with accessing resources Support with referencing Computer account unlocking and resetting of passwords PCs, printing, photocopying and scanning ID cards and ID card replacements Support with accessing WiFi Laptops Moodle help pages and subject guides

Once enrolled at HLC, more information regarding the resources on offer is available by logging into the Moodle LRC page or by using one of our catalogue computers. Moodle is the College’s internal course support and student information website. It is accessed automatically in the College or externally. It enables interactive learning for students, both in and out of the College. There is also a copy print service offering a range of services to students including copying, binding, printing and laminating. Stationery such as pens, memory sticks, folders and paper can also be purchased. The Study Centre HLC is committed to supporting any student in need of additional support with their studies, to enable them to reach their full potential. The College has a dedicated team in place to support students with diverse needs including: dyslexia, mental health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, visual and hearing impairment, mobility difficulties, general learning difficulties and medical conditions. We offer a daily drop-in at the study centre in the Learning Resource Centre every day. This is available to any student who just needs that little bit of extra help.

HLC’s Learning Support Team also work closely in partnership with other organisations that are skilled in providing specific support. If you would like to discuss your support requirements and find out how we can help please contact: Nikki Honeyman Learning Support Coordinator T: 01432 365 546 E: honeymann@hlcollege.ac.uk Student Support Adviser HLC has a team of Student Support Advisers who are available for you to talk to if you have any concerns. You can go to the Advisers for all sorts of topics, ranging from depression, sexual health and budgeting. Student Support Adviser T: 01432 365 353 M: 07967 732 896 E: studentsupport@hlcollege.ac.uk Financial Support For information regarding financial support please see our ‘Money Matters’ section on page 18 or contact the Learner Support Administrator. T: 01432 365 375 E: bursaries@hlcollege.ac.uk

Support may include: • • • • •

Small group sessions Support for an identified specific learning difficulty Special exam arrangements e.g. extra time, reader/scribe Additional specialist support e.g. facilities for the hard of hearing such as notetaker Assistive technology e.g. hearing induction loop and Dictaphones

Student Services


Careers & Advice Kudos AD is the College’s digital careers platform, offering all users information and advice to support career choices. Kudos AD matches users to careers based on a personal profile developed through an interest inventory and skills analysis. This helps to support students, parents and carers to identify pathways into careers using accurate and up to date information. Our Learner Progression Adviser provides free, impartial, Matrix accredited confidential advice to potential and current students. The Adviser can give advice to help you make the best decisions for your education, career and university-level opportunities. For an appointment please contact: Learner Progression Adviser T: 0800 032 1986 E: careers@hlnsc.ac.uk

Transport If you are aged between 16 and 19 you may be eligible to purchase a travel pass through the local council. If you live outside the county, contact your local county council for more information. If you require assistance with public transport or advice on routes available in Herefordshire, visit our website www.hlcollege.ac.uk or contact: Post 16 Transport Department at Herefordshire Council

You can get involved in a variety of ways; provide your views via a questionnaire, elect or become a Student Course Representative that will attend briefings and a focus group each year and/or become a Student Governor and be part of the College Board of Governors. To get involved please contact:

94% ‘I am encouraged to think about my future career’

Student HUB Coordinator T: 0800 032 1986 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk Complaints Procedure

T: 01432 260 928 A: Post 16 Transport Department Herefordshire Council Education Directorate PO Box 95 Blackfriars Street Hereford National Union of Students (TOTUM) Discount Cards TOTUM Cards can be purchased online and allow students to receive discounts from a wide range of different stores. For more information see www.totum.com or speak to a member of staff in the HUB. Student Voice Student Voice Surveys take place once a year and are an important part of the College’s development. After the last Student Voice Survey in 2019, which involved 2,400 students, the College was able to make significant changes. You can see the outcomes of our Student Voice surveys throughout this prospectus.

HLC works hard to ensure that your time here as a student is a positive and enjoyable experience. However, we recognise that sometimes things go wrong and you may wish to make a complaint. If this is the case we would like the opportunity to try and put things right for you as quickly as possible. To help us do this, we have in place a complaints procedure which is available on the College website in ‘General Policies and Performance’ under ‘College Info’. If you need any help in accessing the procedure or if you have any questions about making a complaint, please contact: Bev Jackson Head of Student Services T: 0800 032 1986 E: b.jackson@hlnsc.ac.uk

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Other Services Eden The Hereford Campus also benefits from its own hair, health and beauty therapy centre, Eden, which is open to students and the public. From a trim to a perm and from Indian head massage to waxing, Eden offers it all – at exceptionally low prices. Eden T: 01432 365 343 Nursery The Hereford Campus has an onsite nursery with places for 35 children between the ages of six months and five years. Students are able to study in the knowledge that their children are cared for by qualified and experienced staff. This is a provision of the highest quality and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage to work towards all children’s individual needs. As this is a very popular service, please make sure you book a place for your child well in advance. Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm T: 01432 365 305 E: doughtys@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Refreshment Facilities at the Hereford Campus There are a number of facilities providing a wide range of hot and cold refreshments on the ground floor of the LRC, Business and Technology Centre including a Starbucks cafe. The Cider Orchard Restaurant is situated in the Community Studies Building at the Hereford Campus. It is HLC’s training restaurant and has a fantastic menu to choose from, ranging from the very latest fine dining trends to favourite traditional dishes. Tea, coffee, cakes and lunches are available most week days and dinner is available on Wednesday evenings. The restaurant is open to students, staff and the public. All dishes are offered at very reasonable prices. For reservations contact: T: 01432 365 331 Refreshment Facilities at the Holme Lacy Campus The eco-build ‘Straw Bale Café’ offers a range of hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks. Please note: Facilities on both campuses can be used by all HLC students, they are not campus specific.

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‘I receive good support from my teacher‘


Our Student Enrichment Team are here to help support you through your college experience. The Team organise a wide variety of daily sporting activities which you can find out about from timetables all around the College. Interesting talks and relevant events are organised throughout the year as well as all sorts of trips and visits. To find out more you can contact: Enrichment Officer T: 01432 352 235 E: enrichment-hlc@hlnsc.ac.uk Student HUB Coordinator T: 01432 352 235 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk

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SUPPORTING YOU Help when you need it - support for everyone

Equality & Diversity ‘Equality’ means treating all groups of people fairly, providing equality of opportunity and removing barriers to success. It is not about treating everybody the same – different people have different needs. For example, making reasonable adjustments for people with a disability (like providing additional time in exams for students with dyslexia) removes barriers to equality of opportunity and helps prevent discrimination. Increasing our understanding of the needs of different groups promotes good relations between people. Equality - Protected Characteristics Equality laws exist to protect the groups of people who have traditionally faced discrimination. These groups of people share ‘equality protected characteristics’ such as: • • • • • • • • •

Age Disability Gender reassignment Marriage/civil partnership Race Religion or belief Pregnancy/maternity leave Sex Sexual orientation

Everyone has several of these protected characteristics, therefore everyone is protected by equality legislation from discrimination in education, at work and in other situations.

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What is Diversity? ‘Diversity’ refers to individual difference. People are unique and differ from one another in a range of ways. Differences may or may not be visible and many include personal characteristics such as background, culture and personality. We value diversity which means that we aim to realise the potential of every individual student and staff member.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT HLC The College is committed to ensuring that students, staff and visitors are not subject to harassment or discrimination.

Buildings Accessibility The College has introduced a number of adaptations to its buildings in line with the Equality Act (2010). This has made it more accessible for all students. The Hereford Campus has a wide range of facilities including lifts to all floors, wide corridors, and automatic doors. Disabled toilet facilities are available at both campuses. A Buildings Accessibility section is available as a source of reference outlining facilities and resources for disabled students and can be accessed under the ‘Equality & Diversity’ tab on our website www.hlcollege.ac.uk. Students can also access the College’s Disability Statement under that section. Alternatively, if you have difficulty accessing the internet, please call the Student Services Team on the Enquiries Line, 0800 032 1986.

you matter

The College is also able to provide help and support to individual students or groups on all of the nine protected characteristics. If you wish to talk or need help and support, please contact one of the following; your Tutor, Curriculum Team Leader, Assistant Principal or the College’s Safeguarding Officer. Ali Wells, Safeguarding Coordinator T: 07790 833 601 E: wellsa@hlcollege.ac.uk


Safeguarding & Prevent Safeguarding our students, staff and visitors is important to us. Safeguarding means: • Promotion of your health and development • Ensuring your safety and care • Ensuring you are offered the best life chances • Protection from abuse and neglect • Prevention of bullying and harassment • Prevention of terrorism and extremism The term ‘safeguarding’ embraces both child and vulnerable adult protection and preventative approaches to keep our student, staff and visitor population safe. Safeguarding encompasses students’ health and safety, welfare and wellbeing. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have developed policies and procedures that aim to meet this commitment. Our policy covers: • Abuse and neglect • Prevention of discrimination • Anti-bullying and harassment • Addressing attendance issues • Supporting health-care plans for students with specific medical needs • Safety and security • Prevention of terrorism and extremism – HLC supports the government’s Prevent strategy working against terrorism and extremism in all of its forms.

If you, as a student at the College, have any concerns about your wellbeing, safety or rights, then you should contact your Tutor, Team Leader or any of the Safeguarding Panel Members whose details are all shown here. Ali Wells, Safeguarding Coordinator T: 07790 833 601 E: wellsa@hlcollege.ac.uk Student Support Adviser T: 01432 365 353 M: 07967 732 896 E: studentsupport@hlcollege.ac.uk Debra Baldwin, Director of personnel T: Ext 309, 01432 365 209 Jonathan Gill, Assistant Principal, Faculty of Technology T: Ext 324, 01432 365 324 Alyson Moon, Assistant Principal, Faculty of Community Studies & Faculty of Land-based Studies T: Ext 329, 01432 365 329

“There are people there to help if you need that extra support, this is good for those who are struggling to start college or a course“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 2 Diploma in Public Services

Bev Jackson, Head of Student Services T: 0800 032 1986 Sally Cassels, Student Services Officer, Ludlow College T: Ext 323, 01584 872 846 Carl Morris, Head of Ludlow & North Shropshire College T: Ext 243, 01584 872 846

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MONEY MATTERS HLC believes in giving everyone equal opportunities to study further education. The College receives some funding from the Government to support student study and this varies depending on the course being studied, the student’s age and their level of study. Because of this, there are some fees that the College may have to pass on to students.

The following information lists financial support available and we recommend contacting the Student Services for further information.

Please note: costs on course pages are for guidance purposes only and should be checked prior to enrolment. Are you aged between 16 to 19 years on the 31 August? For students who enrol on their further education full-time course before their 19th birthday or are continuing to attend a course they began before turning 19, there are no tuition or examination fees. However, some courses may charge additional course costs to cover equipment, specialist clothing, etc.

Are you aged 19 or over? If you are aged 19 or over at the start of your course then tuition fees will vary. As everyone has individual circumstances then the best way to work out the fees relevant to you is to call and speak to our Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986. It will also be helpful for you to read through the following information on this page regarding ‘Fee Reductions for Adults’, the ‘19+ Advanced Learner Loan’ and ‘Financial Assistance’. Fee Reductions for Adults Adults (aged 19 years or over) undertaking courses funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency may be entitled to reduced course fees if they meet the following criteria: •

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Adults (aged 19 to 23 years) wishing to study at Level 2 who do not have a first full Level 2 qualification (ie do not have 5 GCSEs at grades A*−C (grades 4−9), an NVQ at Level 2 or an equivalent qualification); or

Adults (aged 19 to 23 years) wishing to study at Level 3 who do not have a first full Level 3 qualification (ie do not have 2 or more A’ Level passes or 4 or fewer AS Level qualifications, an NVQ at Level 3 or equivalent) will be exempt from tuition and exam fees, although other fees, for example, covering certification, materials, necessary equipment and trips may still apply. Adults undertaking English or maths basic skills, including GCSE level if the student has not previously attained a grade 4 (grade C), will be exempt fromtuition and exam fees. Adults who are in receipt of certain means-tested benefits (Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance in the Workrelated Activity Group) may be entitled to apply for a reduction in fees. Recipients of Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit, Contribution-based ESA, DLA, Tax AwardNotice or the new Universal Credit who are unemployed and wish to train in order to find work, may also be entitled to apply for a reduction in fees.

Valid documentary evidence of any qualifying benefits received must be provided in order for fee reduction to be allowed. Overseas Students Please note that separate fees apply for overseas students. To find out more please call the Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986.

Financial Assistance Means-tested support funds exist for students who would otherwise be prevented from college participation by financial barriers. Such support may include costs of fees/equipment, travel, childcare and accommodation (for students obliged to stay away from home to study). Qualifying schemes currently available are: •

16−19 Bursary Fund – for students under 19 years on 31st August 2020

Adult Bursary Fund – for students aged 19 or over studying at Levels 3 or 4 (normally for those who have been accepted for an Advanced Learner Loan)

19 + Discretionary Learner Support – for all other adult students studying up to and including Level 2, and at Level 3 if they qualify for reduced fees.

Assistance is only available for certain programmes of study and the number of bursaries is limited. Please call 0800 032 1986 for further details.


Advanced Learner Loan (19+) The Advanced Learner Loan provides support to adult students who are: • Aged 19-23 who already have a first full Level 3 qualification Or are: • Aged 24 or over, with or without a first full Level 3 qualification The Advanced Learner Loan enables adult students to access advanced (Level 3) and higher (Level 4) further education courses, with financial support similar to that which is available in higher education for tuition costs, from the Student Loans Company. This means rather than an individual having to pay for their course upfront they have the option of accessing an FE Loan that they will only start to repay once they have left the course and are earning over £26,575.

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Further information is available by following the link below: https://www.gov.uk/advancedlearner-loan/overview

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T LEVELS T Levels are a new qualification, that is an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

What are T Levels?

Industry Placements

T Levels are new courses coming in September 2021 here at Hereford, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Every T Level will include an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these, and can discuss sharing part of the placement with another employer if necessary.

These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work. T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-thejob’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship. What is Involved in this New Qualification T Level courses will include the following compulsory elements:

For more information on Industry Placements, see page 21.

Students who do not pass all elements of their T Level will get a T Level statement of achievement which will show the elements they have completed. Progression after a T Level

Students who complete their T Level will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. They will get a nationally recognised certificate which will show their overall grade and a breakdown of what they have achieved. The T Level certificate will include:

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an overall grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit, distinction or distinction* a separate grade for the core component, using A* to E a separate grade for each occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction

It will also include confirmation that the student has: •

met the minimum requirements for maths and English qualifications

For more information on T Levels, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels

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A student’s overall T Level grade will be worked out from the grades they achieved on the core component and the occupational specialism(s).

T Level Qualification

• a technical qualification, which will include: • core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area • specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career • an industry placement with an employer • a minimum standard in maths and English if students have not already achieved them

completed the industry placement met any additional mandatory requirements

T Levels will provide several progression options to students. These include skilled employment, an apprenticeship and higher education. To help T Level students get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels. UCAS points will only be allocated to the overall T Level grade. Students must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points. What T Levels are on offer? HLC will be offering two T Level qualifications in 2021:

Building Services Engineering (See Page 41)

Health and Social Care (See Page 75)


INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS Level 3 students from September 2020 will have the opportunity to take part in a minimum of 45-days of industry placement. The idea is for you to build and develop your skills in a genuine working environment, taking the theoretical knowledge of your course and putting this into practice. Your placements will take place outside of your normal college days, which may be one or two days a week, or in blocks. What are the Benefits of Industry Placements for you? •

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Employers are always keen to take on workers with some experience under their belt, which can be difficult straight after finishing your qualification. With an industry placement you can add this to your CV and stand out from other candidates. An industry placement will offer you the chance to learn more transferable and industrial skills from the industry’s experts. If you make a good impression on the employer, they may be interested in taking you on as a paid employee, either on a parttime basis, or as an apprentice. Experience life in a real working environment. This placement could be the first stepping stone to your future career.

Tips for finding your Industry Placement Utilise your connections – Speak to your friends and family, tutors, careers advisers or neighbours, they may know of somewhere suitable for you to enquire about a placement.

Aim for the top – When contacting companies, try to speak to the Manager, or the Human Resources (HR) department if it’s a larger company.

Search your local area – Have a look around your local area for businesses that you may not know about, newspapers are also a good way to find local employers.

Keep Trying – Don’t be discouraged if you get turned down, don’t worry, just keep on looking.

Try a different angle – You could try looking for part-time vacancies in your chosen industry, you could get a work experience trial which leads on to employment. Leave your details – Some employers may not be in a position to take you on for a placement, but leave your contact details with them, as their situation may change. Make notes – Ensure that you know what you would like to ask before phoning, note who it is you have been speaking with, and any other relevant information during the call.

Be prepared – When contacting employers, ensure you have your CV at the ready, including your skills and experience, these can serve as prompts during a conversation. Always make a good impression – Ensure that you are polite and respectful when talking with employers, they are much more likely to remember you. Look online – Businesses may have a section on their website where you can apply for work experience or voluntary work.

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WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP? An apprenticeship is a paid job with an accompanying skills development programme which allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal ‘off-the-job’ training and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real work context. So, not only will you gain valuable experience, you will also be learning and earning at the same time. Apprenticeships have been designed by employers to meet employers’ needs for a particular sector or job role. Each apprenticeship defines the skills, knowledge, behaviours and formal qualifications that the apprentice needs to acquire in order to become competent in their chosen field, and to be awarded the status of fully qualified apprentice. Apprenticeships are nationally recognised as a fantastic pathway into the career of your choice and HLC now offers apprenticeships in almost all industries. The range of apprenticeships we offer can be found on our website. 97% of our apprentices say they are developing the skills they need 93% of our apprentices say they think the teaching they receive is good 96% of our apprentices say they are satisfied with their apprenticeship 92% would recommend their apprenticeship to a friend

What levels of apprenticeship are available? There are three levels of apprenticeships available for those aged 16 and over, dependent on the level and responsibility of the job role. Intermediate Apprenticeships (equivalent to five good GCSE passes) Intermediate Apprenticeships involve the development and assessment of skills and knowledge at Level 2 (relevant to the occupational sector or job role). Achievement of an Intermediate Apprenticeship may allow progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships involve the development and assessment of skills and knowledge at Level 4 or above (relevant to the occupational sector or job role), and as defined by the Standard. Higher Apprenticeships at Level 4 and 5 can allow progression on to university degrees, and Degree Apprenticeships are now becoming more widely available in many sectors. To start a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, the applicant should ideally have a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification or three good A Levels, or have completed a relevant Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. How long is an apprenticeship?

To start an Intermediate apprenticeship, the applicant should ideally have five GCSEs (grade E/ grade 2 or above). Advanced Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A Level passes) Advanced apprenticeships involve the development and assessment of skills and knowledge at Level 3 (relevant to the occupational sector or job role). Achievement of an Advanced Apprenticeship may allow progression onto a Higher Apprenticeship. To start an Advanced Apprenticeship, the applicant should ideally have five good GCSEs (grade C/grade 4 or above) or have successfully completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship.

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Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

The minimum length of an apprenticeship is 12 months, but some apprenticeships will be designed to last two, three or four years. This will depend on the Standard being followed, the level of apprenticeship, the specific occupational area/ sector and the prior skill levels of the apprentice. What can I do after I complete my apprenticeship? There are a number of routes that you can take after an apprenticeship. You can use the skills that you have developed to carry on in employment. You can also continue with the apprenticeship scheme to progress to the next level of apprenticeship, such as an Advanced Apprenticeship or a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship.


How to apply and find an employer and get an apprenticeship So you’ve chosen an industry and you think an apprenticeship might be for you. What next? You need an employer and there are a few ways to get one: Check our online vacancies page

Look for vacancies

A continually updated list of apprenticeship vacancies are available on our website. It has all the info you need to know, like the name of the company, where the job is, what it involves and your weekly wage.

Some companies advertise apprenticeship vacancies and they are looking for people like you to join their business.

Call the College Many businesses contact HLC to find them an apprentice that would be suited to them, so there might be just the right job for you. Get in touch on 0800 032 1986 and we can advise you on the next steps, such as sending us your CV and possible interviews.

Adverts could be in local press, national press, at job fairs, throughrecruitment agencies or online through sites such as: The Apprenticeship Guide www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk The National Apprenticeship Service www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Approach an employer directly

Current employer

You can contact an employer to see if they would like to take you on as an apprentice. They might not know that they need an apprentice until you contact them! Remember that you are hoping that they will take you on as an employee, so act professionally and make a good impression.

If you already have a job your employer might consider taking you on as an apprentice. If they need to find out more, then ask them to contact us for more information.

If you can, find out a bit about the company first by visiting their website and preparing what you want to say. Remember there are other attributes that employers value, such as: • • • • • • • •

Enthusiasm Willingness to learn Reliability Punctuality Responsibility Working as part of a team Good sense of humour Working on your own initiative

What if I can’t find an employer? You can still apply for a full-time course which can progress you to an apprenticeship. Contact us to find out what route might be best on 0800 032 1986.

“I would 100% recommend an apprenticeship, as you have the opportunity to experience working within a real environment alongside studying.” To find out more about Sophie’s journey through her Apprenticeship turn to page 71.

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APPRENTICESHIPS This page shows all of the apprenticeship subjects which the College offers. For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on all apprenticeships please visit the College apprenticeships section online at www.hlcollege.ac.uk. Where possible, some details of Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships have been included on the course pages of this guide next to their full-time course equivalents. You can view these by going to the pages indicated below. Agriculture & Land-based • • • •

Pages 106−120

Agriculture - Mixed Farming, Crop Production & Livestock Animal Care & Management Equine Forestry & Arboriculture

Engineering • • • •

Manufacturing Engineering Engineering Maintenance Electrical & Electronic Engineering Engineering Design

Farriery Automotive

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

Business & Administration

Farriery

Furniture • Furniture

Accountancy Management Assistant Accountant Customer Service Professional Accounting Taxation Technician

Adult & Social Care

Management • • Pages 39, 40, 43 • • •

Construction Trades Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying), Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery Property Maintenance Operative

Education • •

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Pages 44, 45

Plumbing & Gas • •

Pages 52

Electrical Installation Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician

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Pages 91

Gas Engineering Plumbing (Mechanical Engineering Services) See Website

Retail Manager Retail Team Leader Retailer

Welding •

Pages 35, 37

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Operations/Departmental Manager Higher Apprenticeship Team Leader/Supervisor

Retail

Children & Young Peoples Workforce Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Electrical

Pages 72, 74

Pages 77

Commis Chef Hospitality Team Member

Construction

Pages 68, 70

Hair Professional

Health & Social Care •

Catering & Hospitality • •

Pages 66

Pages 35, 37 Hairdressing

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Pages 115

Pages 84, 86 •

Pages 57

See Website

Welding

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CASE STUDY Casey Lewis Business Level 3 “I previously studied Business as an A Level at a sixth form college, but found that it didn’t suit my learning style. I concluded sixth form wasn’t for me and I preferred vocational learning. I thought Herefordshire and Ludlow College was a superb place to study business. My current teachers are all very helpful and able to build a strong relationship with them. I think the class sizes were good and had a range of contrasting personalities yet everyone is so friendly. My highlight of the business course was creating my own business idea. This meant creating a product idea to display to “dragons’ den pitch” then had a board ask me questions about my innovative idea. I would definitely recommend the course to my friends and to anyone who is interested in learning business at Herefordshire and Ludlow College, would be a great qualification to have.”

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DID YOU KNOW?

437 In 2017−18, 437 apprentices started their apprenticeship programme with the College, and at any one time there are approximately 1000 apprentices on a programme, placed with over 400 employers, covering 39 industries.

88% For the apprentice, apprenticeships offer the chance to gain valuable skills, higher earning potential and improved life chances.

Employers who have an established apprenticeship programme reported that their productivity in their workplace had improved by 78%, whilst 86% of employers said that apprentices helped to develop relevant skills for the organisation, and filled the skills gap.*

of local employers would recommend the College for Apprenticeships**

Employers can offer apprenticeships to new entrants or use them to grow talent from among current employees.

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Lewis completed his apprenticeship in Electrical Installation with Connexus. “I decided to study for an apprenticeship due to family commitments, as I wanted to earn a living and learn a trade at the same time, whilst being able to support my family. I would say that completing my apprenticeship was the best part for me, seeing all the hard work I had put in and accomplishing something. I put in so much effort and worked so hard to become qualified. I plan to continue on with Connexus and hope to learn more about the ins and outs of the business and work my way up, going at it with the same tenacious attitude I had throughout my apprenticeship. Lewis Boden won the Overall Apprentice of the Year 2019 award at the annual Herefordshire & Ludlow College Apprenticeship Awards Evening.

I would certainly recommend an apprenticeship at the College, as my tutors have been really supportive and I found it great to earn alongside studying.”

Managing Director, Paul Quarrell has been working for William Powell & Sons (Builders) Ltd for 30 years. Paul started out as an apprentice in construction at Herefordshire & Ludlow College, when it was previously known as the Hereford College of Technology. “Having previously studied at the College and worked my way up within the company, both the apprenticeship scheme we run and the College are close to my heart. We usually take on about four apprentices throughout the year, depending on workload. We have a diverse range working with us as we take on mature students as well as students straight from school. Some people have started an apprenticeship with us looking for a change in career direction, such as a previous tank driver in the army who went on to study for a bricklaying apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a great way to mould people and our apprentices generally stay with the company, which keeps skills and knowledge within the business.”

William Powell & Sons (Builders) Ltd won the Employer of the Year 2019 at the annual Herefordshire & Ludlow College Apprenticeship Awards Evening.

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HEREFORD CAMPUS COURSES A−Z

We’re pleased to offer our students an extensive range of up-to-date and industry standard facilities. Having undergone a significant £32 million redevelopment in 2010 and with significant investment in equipment since, the Hereford Campus offers an outstanding learning environment, designed to give our students the practical skills, knowledge and experience for successful progression to their chosen career or university.

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION LEVEL 3 Please join us - this could be an exciting beginning to the rest of your life! We offer a life-changing and academic preparatory course to progress to university-level study.

This course offers an alternative route to A Levels and BTEC Level 3 courses and has successfully launched many students into a variety of courses and careers. Students on this course achieve consistently high grades year-on-year. There is an emphasis on building your confidence and the course design takes into consideration the possibility that many students may not have been in full-time education for some time. You will find that you gain a high level of support from both the teaching team and from other members of the group. This course will open doors to university-level qualifications and will prepare you for studying at this level. Teaching hours are designed to be as family friendly as possible.

Entry Requirements • Grade 4 (grade C) or higher in GCSE English language and GCSE maths (some universities will accept functional skills level 2, please discuss at interview) • Experience of life outside full-time education • The motivation, determination and stamina to succeed on an intensive programme

Qualifications Two Diplomas are offered (subject to numbers) Level 3 Diploma in Access to Higher Education (Health Professionals) or Level 3 Diploma in Access to Higher Education (Social Sciences & Humanities)

If you complete the Social Sciences and Humanities Diploma you may apply for initial teacher training courses and other degrees in education, humanities and social sciences.

Progression If you complete the Health Professionals Diploma you may apply for degree courses leading to careers in the health professions, including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science and occupational therapy.

Duration One Year

You may also like... University-level courses can be found in our Higher Education Course Guide. To request a copy contact

Course Content Examples of Health Professionals modules:

Enquiries Team:

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Human Biology Psychology Sociology Skills for Learning

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Almost all our learners apply for a Learner Loan and this is written off when they gain a place at university. If you don’t take a place at university, learner loans don’t have to be repaid until you are earning at least £25,000 a year (correct at time of printing). Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

T: 0800 032 1986 E: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk W: www.hlcollege.ac.uk

Examples of Social Sciences & Humanities Modules: • • • •

Literature Psychology Sociology Skills for Learning

Assessments take a variety of forms, including essays, projects, oral presentations and open and closed book examinations. The course is credit based; you must achieve 60 Level 3 credits to pass the course, 45 of which will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Universities make offers based on grade achievement.

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BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 1 This course has been specifically designed to introduce you to practical beauty therapy skills and is an ideal progression route for further training. A fantastic stepping stone that will take you towards your chosen career.

This qualification will enable you to perform basic manicure and pedicure techniques, provide relaxing head massage treatments as well as cleansing, toning and moisturising treatments. You will learn how to give advice on skin care and basic day make-up application. To further enhance your skills you will also cover artistic and creative elements on your course such as nail art, themed face painting and photographic make-up. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy, giving you a good foundation for progression and learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

Entry Requirements • GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) and above in maths and English • Demonstrate a passion for the industry • Subject to a successful interview • Satisfactory reference Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • •

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 1 or 2 in Hairdressing

Employment options may include: Qualifications Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Duration One Year

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Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

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Introduction to the hair and beauty sector The Art of Photographic Make-up Providing Basic Manicure Treatment Providing Basic Pedicure Treatment Follow Health & Safety in the Salon Create a Hair & Beauty Image Salon Reception Duties Nail Art Application Skin Care Basic Make-up Application Themed Face Painting

You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence to be certified by your assessors. Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and internal and external test papers. All full-time students are required to study English and maths at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Junior Beauty Specialist

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £100 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £195 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £130 (at time of print).

“The course involves a lot of practical so is a very hands on course and is a real working environment” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 2 Diploma in Beauty


BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 This is a professional and client-focused course where you can learn the latest skills in skin, nail and beauty care.

This course is designed for any individual who has a passion for beauty therapy and high standards of customer service. Training is undertaken in a fabulous clinic and salon which are fully equipped with the latest industry products and equipment. You will experience working in a professional industry environment with genuine customers and combine this with relevant theory and practical learning. There is an option to study additional certificates to the Level 2 qualification, such as make-up and skincare workshops, and also to be involved in the College’s Hair and Beauty Show. The thorough and professional understanding developed through your studies will prepare you for a career in beauty therapy offering many exciting opportunities, such as managing and running your own salon, travelling the world working on a luxury liner, being a therapist in a prestigious health farm or spa, or teaching your skills to others at a college or private centre. Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below.

You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence to be certified by your assessors. Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and internal and external test papers. All full-time students are required to study English and maths at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above in English, maths and a science subject • Successful interview and initial assessment • Attend the skills test/taster day • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

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Health, Safety and Hygiene Consultation Techniques and Client Care Manicure Treatments Pedicure Treatments Waxing Services Facial Treatments Skin Type Analysis Eyebrow Shaping Services Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting Services Make-up Applications Anatomy and Physiology for Beauty Therapists

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £100 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £195 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £130 (at time of print).

Study options may include: • • •

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapies Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry

Employment options may include: •

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Course Costs Please note that all supplementary workshops are at an additional cost and are not part of the formal Level 2 Diploma. The costs given below are subject to change.

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Junior Beauty Specialist (within a salon or spa) Beauty Consultant Self-employed Beauty Specialist

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BEAUTY THERAPY MAKE UP LEVEL 2 This is a professional and client-focused course, providing a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist specialising in make-up.

This qualification will enable you to perform basic manicure and pedicure techniques, provide relaxing head massage treatments as well as cleansing, toning and moisturising treatments. You will learn how to give advice on skin care and basic day make-up application. To further enhance your skills you will also cover artistic and creative elements on your course such as nail art, themed face painting and photographic make-up. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy, giving you a good foundation for progression, and learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment. It qualifies learners to become beauty specialists and gain employment at a junior level.

Entry Requirements • GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above in English, maths and a science subject • Successful interview and initial assessment • Attend the skills test/taster day • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Course Costs Please note that all supplementary workshops are at an additional cost and are not part of the formal Level 2 Diploma. The costs given below are subject to change.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £100

Study options may include:

Extra Fees for all Students

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Additional Course Costs £195

• Qualifications Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-up Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • • • • •

Facial skincare Enhancement of eyebrows and eyelashes Make-up services Instructing on skincare and make-up application Effectiveness at work Health and safety Promoting additional products and services to clients Skin camouflage Salon reception duties.

You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence to be certified by your assessors. Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and internal and external test papers. All full-time students are required to study English and maths at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapies Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up

Employment options may include: • • •

Junior Beauty Specialist (within a salon or spa) Beauty Consultant Self-employed Beauty Specialist

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Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees.

Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300 (at time of print).


eden HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY SALONS

The College’s professional hair, health and beauty salons are the very best facilities for those wishing to start a career in these exciting sectors. The Level 1 to Level 3 Beauty courses are designed as progressive stepping-stones and give you an in-depth and confident knowledge base from which you can develop your own professional persona. Throughout the year you will take part in modules and assessments that help you practice and improve your skills with real clients. As your competence increases, those progressing to Level 3 will encounter more complex techniques and sought-after professional skills such as electrotherapy. You will be able to apply your theoretical learning of anatomy and physiology to your treatments, giving your clients the very best experience. Creativity and idea development is key to this aesthetic industry and there are several opportunities for you to develop these in themed competitions throughout the year. This is your chance to show the very best of what you can do and learn how to turn your ideas into a reality.

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BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 3 Training you in the very latest skills of professional beauty therapy including face and body electrotherapy and body massage.

This course is designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills in the College’s superb commercial training salons and clinic. Previous students have progressed to a range of exciting careers including running their own successful salons and providing treatments on cruise ships across the globe. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge through studying units such as individual permanent lashes, intimate waxing, spray tan and applying self-tan products. You can also learn about IT, data handling and contributing to the effective running of a beauty therapy business. You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication. For the Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy see page 82.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths, a science subject and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include:

Duration One Year

Level 4 Beauty (at another institution) University-level courses in Management (www.hlcollege.ac.uk for university-level courses)

Employment options may include: Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • •

Health & Safety Client Care & Consultation Electrical Science Provide Head & Body Massage Treatments Improve Body/Face/Skin Condition Using Electrotherapy Anatomy & Physiology

You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment and by an assessed portfolio of evidence, assignments, test papers and documented evidence of case studies. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Salon, Health Spa/Hotel, Cruise Ship Sales & Distribution Manager or Supervisor

You may also like... • Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

Course Costs Please note that all supplementary workshops are at an additional cost and are not part of the formal Level 3 Diploma. The costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more detail or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £105 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £250 (at time of print).


BUSINESS LEVEL 2 A practical focus on current business and retail practices, including finance, administration and entrepreneurship. We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • If you are confident, enthusiastic and like meeting new people, this could be the right course for you. In a very supportive environment you will develop excellent interpersonal skills and a good grounding in many of the important business skills at an intermediate level. This includes customer care, marketing, finance and employees’ rights, as well as how to manage your own time and organise your own work.

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

You will be involved in local trips and start to develop small business ideas. The practical focus on how businesses work is underpinned by pathways in both finance and administration, preparing students for further progression in this area.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Qualifications Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business

Study options may include:

• Duration One Year

Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business Apprenticeship in Business & Administration

Employment options may include: Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • •

Building Successful Business Teams Principles of Marketing Introducing Project Management Finance for Business Small Business Planning Recruitment, Selection & Employment

The emphasis is on ‘learning by doing’, which involves assessment by projects, presentations, business reports and assignments. Some examinations are included as well as local visits and work experience. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Office Administrator Retail Assistant Business Support Roles

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Level 2 Assistant Accountant, Level 3 Advanced Accounting or Level 4 Professional Accounting Business Administration, Levels 2 & 3 Customer Service Practitioner, Level 2 and Customer Service Specialist, Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor, Level 3 Operations/Departmental Manager, Level 3 and 5

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course. The apprenticeship courses will cover mandatory units, which are mostly covered by completing qualifications and a portfolio. Please note that the units will be assessed via exams for the apprenticeships in accountancy. Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will be expected to attend one day a week for the knowledge section of the apprenticeships and additional functional skills classes unless you already have prior accreditation. Duration 15−24 months depending on the level you study. At the end of the apprenticeship there will be an end point assessment which will need to be passed to complete the qualification. This may be in the form of a portfolio, completion of the relevant qualification and interview.

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £140 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £150

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BUSINESS TRIPS, WIDER LEARNING & PROGRESSION Throughout the year business students may undertake a range of enrichment activities to complement their programmes of study. This is just a selection of past experiences of the business students. London As part of students’ International Business unit, they visited London to draw links to their learning, including viewing some of the Brexit parades and exploring the range of international retailers in Covent Garden and Oxford Street. Students viewed a court case in the Supreme Court and learned about the history and workings at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Events Management and Entrepreneurship Students had the opportunity to develop their own business ideas and marketing strategies and showcase their work to College Governors as part of a Dragons Den business investment pitch and a showcase event to external guests. Business ideas included a Beauty Bus and a local gym. We certainly had some budding entrepreneurs in that group.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Canwood Gallery Students had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of JLR’s stunning stateof-the-art production facility in Solihull. They saw first-hand the production of vehicles using robots, and learning how logistically sleek their business is, utilising Just-in-Time and Kaizen methodologies. The group also received information about work experience placements and advanced apprenticeship programmes. Oaker Wood Leisure Effective team working is a key skill of any successful business. Therefore, students start the year with a focus on developing this skill. It’s great to see everyone getting stuck-in and working across their business teams to help support each other and tackle every obstacle thrown at them! Cadbury A fun and exciting chance for students to examine marketing at Cadbury and also the different careers in the sector, besides enjoying the opportunity to test the chocolate for themselves! Chase Distillery This is a great place to view the production of one of the best vodka’s in the world, all from the humble potato. Students were inspired to hear the story of how the family developed the Tyrrell’s business and sold this to start producing Chase Vodka.

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Examining the difference between a typical ‘limited’ company and a charity. At this local charity art gallery we explored how to set up and sustain a local business. Local Retailing Trips to the Beefy Boys and FIT in Hereford, helped students understand the impact of successful leadership and customer service within profitable businesses. Fundraising Events Students were challenged to work independently in turning a profit out of an investment of £10 by preparing fundraising events like raffles and silent auctions. These small activities prepared students for their larger event of a charity football tournament in the summer! Progression Students continue to achieve offers from their first choice universities which have included Exeter, Reading, Liverpool, Oxford Brookes, Loughborough, Manchester and other more local universities to study Business, Law and Accountancy related degrees. Other students secure apprenticeships, including graduate apprenticeships and places on management training schemes and full-time employment.


BUSINESS LEVEL 3 A practical study of contemporary business for progression to university and careers in business management, marketing, international business, HR, accountancy, retail, law or finance.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

This qualification prepares students for employment in many different business sectors. You may also decide to specialise in certain areas through professional qualifications or progress onto a degree programme. There are fantastic practical experiences where you will start to research and develop your own business idea and marketing campaign; plus you'll showcase your work at a real-life business event. You will also learn the skills of how to be a successful manager in business, the underpinning accountancy and financial knowledge taught by our industry experienced tutors. You will have the opportunity to undertake a week of work experience in a local business too. Qualifications BTEC National Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business (Equivalent to 1.5 A Levels) – Year 1

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above to include maths and English, or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade, together with GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: •

University degree in Business related fields Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Management Courses

BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business ((Equivalent to 3 A Levels) – Year 2

Duration One or Two Years

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Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. Year 1: • Exploring Business • Personal & Business Finance • Managing an Event • Developing a Marketing Campaign • Cost and Management Accounting • Market Research Year 2: • International Business • Principles of Management • Business Decision Making • Final Accounts for Public Limited Companies • Work Experience • Recruitment & Selection Process • Effective Management of Personal Debt Assessment is continuous through assignments, projects, case studies and presentations. Each year will also include two external examinations.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees.

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Level 2 Assistant Accountant, Level 3 Advanced Accounting or Level 4 Professional Accounting Business Administration, Levels 2 & 3 Customer Service Practitioner, Level 2 and Customer Service Specialist, Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor, Level 3 Operations/Departmental Manager, Level 3 and 5

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course. The apprenticeship courses will cover mandatory units, which are mostly covered by completing qualifications and a portfolio. Please note that the units will be assessed via exams for the apprenticeships in accountancy. Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will be expected to attend one day a week for the knowledge section of the apprenticeships and additional functional skills classes unless you already have prior accreditation. Duration 15-24 months depending on the level you study. At the end of the apprenticeship there will be an end point assessment which will need to be passed to complete the qualification. This may be in the form of a portfolio, completion of the relevant qualification and interview.

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £200 (per year)

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BRICKLAYING LEVEL 1 Getting you started with the specialist skills needed for a career in brickwork.

Practical training takes place in our purpose-built, specialist workshop which is designed to give you the best environment for learning the skills of bricklaying and blocklaying. Theory work is taught in our well-equipped classrooms. We will guide you through the process of building; from the moment you get a set of plans, to when you lay the last roof tile. Your qualification will provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge to give you the best start in your construction career, and one of the entry requirements for the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Essential health and safety units are integrated into all our City & Guilds qualifications. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • •

Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction Principles of Building Construction, Information & Communication Carry Out Blocklaying Activities Carry Out Bricklaying Activities Carry Out Cavity Walling Activities Contribute to Setting Out & Building Basic Masonry Structures

Achievement is by passing practical and theory units, multiple-choice online and paper-based knowledge assessments, and practical assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • Successful interview, initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • • •

Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2 Apprenticeships in Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma / Apprenticeship in Building Maintenance Operations

Employment options may include: • • • •

Bricklaying General Builder Landscape Gardening Site Operative (Labourer)

You may also like... • Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery • Foundation Studies Construction & Building Services Course Costs Please note that all supplementary workshops are at an additional cost and are not part of the formal Level 2 Diploma. The costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Did you know? You can use this Level 1 course as an entry route to a bricklaying apprenticeship.


BRICKLAYING LEVEL 2 Perfect your brickwork and building skills to a professional and industry-recognised standard. We also offer the following apprenticeship as an alternative to full-time study • Practical training takes place in the College’s purpose-built, specialist workshop which is designed to give you the best environment for perfecting the skills to become a competent bricklayer. Theory work is taught in well-equipped classrooms and IT pods, underpinning your existing knowledge with more indepth subjects such as the interpretation of working drawings, estimating, and setting out buildings. The course content is developed to mirror the industry’s work requirements, giving successful candidates an excellent opportunity for gaining employment in the construction sector. The emphasis on self-motivation and problem solving will further advance your skills to make sure you are ready for employment during and after this course.

Qualifications City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

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Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered Successful interview, and initial assessment and a good school reference You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • •

Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying (part-time) Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma / Apprenticeship in Maintenance Operations

Employment options may include: Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • •

Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction Principles of Building Construction Building Solid Walling, Isolated and Attached Piers Interpret Working Drawings Build Cavity Walling Forming Masonry Structures

Achievement is evaluated by passing practical and theory units, multiple-choice online and paper-based knowledge assessments and practical assessments. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Bricklayer/General Builder Landscape Gardening Stone Layer Site Operative (Labourer)

You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Bricklaying Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 3 Bricklaying Apprenticeship

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • • • • •

Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication Carrying Out Blocklaying/ Bricklaying / Cavity Walling Activities Setting Out and Building Basic Masonry Structures Building Cavity and Solid Walling, Isolated and Attached Piers

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training for two days a week in year one and one day a week in year 2. It will take around 2 years to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship and a further 12−18 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Extra Fees for all Students Entry Requirements Additional Course Costs £220 Please note that applicants without suitable practical experience will normally be advised to commence study at Level 1. •

Successful and satisfactory completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying).

Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

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BUILDING MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS LEVEL 2 Skills-based learning in a wide range of construction trades including brickwork, plumbing, paving, carpentry, painting and decorating.

We also offer the following apprenticeship as an alternative to full-time study •

This course offers a wide variety of practical workshop and classroom theory sessions with the emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ at its heart. Our purpose-built, specialist workshops offer the very latest in equipment and facilities, essential for the practical elements of this varied and exciting course. Site visits and real project briefs give you the opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt. The broad range of skills developed will also enable progression into further study as an apprentice or straight into the workplace. You will cover small-scale repairs in various trades in the construction sector, including brickwork, paving, painting and decorating, plastering, plumbing and carpentry. Health and safety as well as general theory units are also included to provide you with the knowledge and expertise required in the construction industry. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • •

Health, Safety & Welfare Principles of Building Construction, Information & Communication Small-scale repairs in the areas of General Building, Painting & Decorating, Plastering, Plumbing & Carpentry

Achievement is by assessment of practical and theory units including online multiplechoice, paper-based and practical tests. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing, Carpentry or Brickwork ). • Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered

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Successful interview, and initial assessment and a good school reference You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • •

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Building Maintenance Operations Level 1 or 2 in Plumbing/Electrical Installation/Furniture Making/ Bricklaying/Carpentry

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • • • • •

Employment options may include: • • •

General Builder (Trainee) Handyman/Caretaker Site Operative (Labourer)

You may also like... • Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery or Plumbing & Electrics • If you have already completed relevant previous study then you could consider a Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry or Brickwork or Plumbing & Electrical Installation Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £150 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Property Maintenance Operative, Level 2

Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction Carrying out repairs to the fabric of buildings, for example repairs to walls and doors Understanding and maintaining plumbing and drainage systems Maintaining high levels of water hygiene within a building Understanding and maintaining electrical distribution, and the safe repair of electrical installation Demonstrating and implementing energy, environment and sustainable practices Understanding and maintaining grounds and external fabrication of a building

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week. It will take around 2 years to complete the Level 2 apprenticeship.


T-LEVEL IN CONSTRUCTION (BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING – ELECTROTECHNICAL ENGINEERING) LEVEL 3 A T-Level is a new two-year qualification which combines classroom theory, practical learning and a substantial work experience placement in the second year to ensure students have the skills to thrive in the world of work.

T-Levels aim to provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, higher level study or a Higher Apprenticeship. The equivalent of three A Levels, T-Levels are recognised by UCAS to support applications to study at university, with a starred distinction in a T-Level being worth the equivalent of three A*s at A Level.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including maths and English • Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm for this subject area

Qualifications City & Guilds Level 3 T-level in Construction: Building Services Engineering - Electrotechnical Engineering

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Duration Two Years

Study options may include:

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Fundamental Health & Safety practices Scientific principles related to construction activities The construction industry and careers within it Principles of sustainability and design relevant to construction projects Information, data and principles of measurements Tools, equipment and materials used in Building Services Engineering (BSE) work Legislation, regulations and approved standards that apply to BSE systems

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students

• Course Content The core content consists of the following units;

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation Level 3 Apprenticeship in Gas Engineering Higher Level Study at University or a Degree Apprenticeship

Employment options may include: • • • • • •

Additional Course Costs £270 (per year) Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Building Services Engineer Electrotechnical Engineer Plumbing & Heating Engineer Building Project Manager Building Services Designer Employment with the main utility companies

Students will also take the following specialist units; • • • • •

Electrotechnical Engineering Install electrotechnical systems Commission electrotechnical systems Maintain electrotechnical systems De-commission electrotechnical systems

In the second year of the course you will undertake a substantial work experience placement, in addition to your college studies, to help fully prepare you for progression into skilled employment, higher level study or a Higher Apprenticeship.

Find out more about the T-Level Qualifications on Page 20

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CARPENTRY & JOINERY LEVEL 1 This course provides a firm grounding in the construction industry and you will use hand and power tools to create woodwork and joints.

This introductory qualification provides you with a range of practical skills and knowledge, giving you a sound foundation for a career in the construction industry. Its hands-on nature will build your confidence in both your practical and theoretical skills, preparing you for progression and further study in this area, with the potential for an apprenticeship. During the course you will learn the safe use of woodworking hand tools, their sharpening and care, production of basic joining methods and the fitting of everyday ironmongery. You will have the opportunity to visit local sites such as Keepmoat Homes, Border Oak and Oakwrights to see how work is carried out in industry, as well as benefiting from our extensive purposebuilt and fully-equipped workshops. Your dedicated teaching and apprenticeship team has a wealth of experience with strong links to many joinery and building companies. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 1 Construction Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • •

Health, Safety and Welfare in the Construction Industry Knowledge of Building Methods and Construction Technology Produce Basic Woodworking Joints Maintain and Use Carpentry and Joinery Hand Tools Prepare and Use Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools

Achievement is through continuous assessment of practical units, and multiple-choice tests for theory units. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • Successful interview, initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • •

Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry Level 2 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery

Employment options may include: • • • •

Bench Joiner Site Carpenter Shop Fitting Kitchen Fitter

You may also like... • Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery • Foundation Studies Construction & Building Services Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £270 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

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Did you know? You can use this Level 1 course as an entry route to a carpentry apprenticeship.


CARPENTRY LEVEL 2 This course will advance your industry skills to professional standards and widen your knowledge of all aspects of site carpentry, including structural carcassing and construction technology.

We also offer the following apprenticeship as an alternative to full-time study. •

This course emphasises ‘learning by doing’ and will further build your confidence and capabilities in your practical skills, preparing you for either employment or working on-the-job in an apprenticeship. It combines practical sessions in a specialist purpose-built workshop featuring industrystandard equipment dedicated to site carpentry activities to a realistic scale, along with classroom theory lessons. The theory will support the development of industry standard practical skills through such techniques as first fix, second fix and structural carcassing components. You can take part in a variety of site visits to learn more about the industry and the range of career routes available.

Successful and satisfactory completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery). • Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered • Successful interview, and initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include:

Qualifications City & Guilds Level 2 Construction Diploma in Site Carpentry

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Duration One Year

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry (part time day release)

Employment options may include: Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. Site Carpentry: • Carry out First Fix Operations • Carry out Second Fix Operations • Erecting Structural Carcassing Bench Joinery: • Produce Setting-Out Details • Mark Out from Setting-Out Details • Manufacture Joinery Items Core units for both routes: • Health, Safety and Welfare in the Construction Industry • Knowledge of Building Methods and Construction Technology Achievement is by continuous assessment of practical units and multiple-choice tests for theory units.

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Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry Shop Fitting Heritage Skills, e.g. oak timber framing Modern Timber Frame House Construction

You may also like... • Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery • Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Extra Fees for all Students

Entry Requirements Please note that applicants without suitable practical experience will normally be advised to commence study at Level 1.

Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Site Carpentry Apprenticeship at Levels 2 and 3 Architectural/Bench Joinery Apprenticeship at Levels 2 and 3

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge, understanding and experience relevant to your chosen apprenticeship route and the job role you have in the workplace. Course content includes: Site Carpentry: • Carry out First Fix Operations • Carry out Second Fix Operations • Erecting Structural Carcassing Bench Joinery: • Produce Setting-Out Details • Mark Out from Setting-Out Details • Manufacture Joinery Items • Health, Safety and Welfare in the Construction Industry • Knowledge of Building Methods and Construction Technology Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college one day a week for training. It will take around 24 months to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship and a further 12−18 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Additional Course Costs £220

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DIPLOMA FOR THE EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER CACHE LEVEL 2 An industry-recognised qualification for those interested in the care and welfare of young children. We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • • If you have passion, enthusiasm and you love working with children, this could be the career for you. This course enables you to gain a recognised national qualification which allows you to work within the field of childcare. During your work-based placements, you will enjoy learning on-the-job skills from other professionals. We aim to develop your self-confidence, helping you to achieve your full potential. We are looking for people who care about the welfare and development of young children; have the ability to work as part of a team; have imagination and patience; and can show initiative. Successful completion of this course will provide you with the opportunity to work in a childcare setting as an assistant practitioner, in a fast-growing sector with an increasing demand for qualified staff. Qualifications CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a range of diverse topics throughout your course. Unit titles include: • • • • • •

Understand how to support children’s development Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years settings Promote positive behaviour in Early Years settings Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years practitioner Promote play in an Early Years setting

You will be assessed by internally set and marked assignment tasks for each of the units. A minimum of 250 mandatory hours work experience within a relevant workplace is to be completed and a successful demonstration of skills observed by our assessor in that workplace.

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All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3/2 (grade D/E) or above to include a grade 3 (grade D) in English Language or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and DBS check • Successful taster day and initial assessment in English and maths • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the childcare sector Progression Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: •

CACHE Level 3 Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education - Early Years Educator

Employment options may include: • Assistant Nursery Practitioner You may also like... • CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £85

Childcare Apprenticeships Residential Childcare Apprenticeships

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, including: • • • • • • • •

Health and Safety within the Early Years Safeguarding Children Equality and Diversity Promoting Positive Behaviour Child Development Childcare Theorists Personal Development Promoting Effective Communication

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend Functional Skill classes unless you already have prior accreditation. Duration is 12−24 months depending on the level of study.


CHILDCARE – EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR LEVEL 3 Become a qualified Early Years Educator with extensive work experience and the option to progress to universitylevel courses.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • •

This course gives you a truly insightful experience into the childcare sector with a variety of mandatory placements in different settings over two years, including full support and visits from our qualified team. You will also have the opportunity to achieve Emergency Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene - invaluable in employment. This qualification prepares you to work unsupervised, or in a supervisory capacity, with children and their families in a variety of environments within the sector of children’s services. The qualification is split into two years. After successful completion of the first year, you will achieve a Level 3 certificate. After successful completion of the certificate, you can then progress onto the second year to complete your full diploma. It is only when you have successfully achieved your full diploma that you will able to practise as an ‘Early Years Educator’. Qualifications CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education - Early Years Educator (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two Years Course Content Topics you will cover include: • • • • • •

Child Development from Conception to Seven Years Children’s Health & Well-being Providing Safe Environments for Children Observation, Assessment & Planning Supporting Emergent Literacy & Mathematics Preparing for School Readiness

Assessments are continuous, including assignments and practice evidence portfolio. This course includes 750 hours of work experience and externally marked controlled assessments through the duration of the two years. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, to include English language at minimum grade 4 (grade C), or

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successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification to a suitable standard. Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area.

Progression Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: Study options may include: • •

Foundation Degree in Early Years/ Educator/Counselling/Health and Social Care/Learning Disabilities BA (Honours) in Early Years

Employment options may include: • • • • • •

Supervisory role (within a work setting after appropriate experience) Level 3 Teaching Assistant Private Nanny (home or abroad) Children’s Holiday Coordinator Nursery Nurse Early Years Teaching and Primary Teaching

Childcare Apprenticeships Residential Childcare Apprenticeships

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, including: • • • • • • • •

Health and Safety within the Early Years Safeguarding Children Equality and Diversity Promoting Positive Behaviour Child Development Childcare Theorists Personal Development Promoting Effective Communication

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend Functional Skill classes unless you already have prior accreditation. Duration is 12−24 months depending on the level of study.

You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £105 (per year)

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COMPUTING & IT LEVEL 2 You will be trained in the latest technologies and skills, covering websites, multimedia film & game, hardware, and networking.

This course is highly regarded within the sector and gives you the opportunity to gain experience in a range of IT functions in our well-equipped, specialist IT teaching rooms. We host our own independent network for you to install, test and maintain computer systems, as well as a hardware lab where you can explore networking, hardware and software installation and maintenance. You will develop the latest skills in website development, multimedia (film and game), networking, technical support for computer systems, as well as business skills.

Entry Requirements • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Learning current and emerging technologies prepares you for employment in a range of contemporary industries and progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma. In the past year, students have gained work experience at a range of companies, from small independent employers, such as Corn Cutter Games, to large government armed forces organisations.

Study options may include:

Qualifications BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Computing & IT Duration One Year Course Content Topics you will cover include: • • • • • • •

Computer Systems Setting up an IT Network Business Online IT Security Website Development Multimedia (film & game) Hardware & Software

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing & IT Level 3 Apprenticeship in IT

Employment options may include: • • •

IT Technical Support Desktop and Network Technician Software Support

You may also like... • BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music Technology Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students

Assessment is continuous with timed tests, written assignments, and observations of practical work. All written work is submitted electronically through Turnitin. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Additional Course Costs £165 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as stationary and data storage devices.

“The large variety of course content is interesting, and the staff members at the college are very approachable” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing


GAME DEVELOPMENT Game development has exploded over the last few years and now it seems like everyone is making a video game.

You’ve got big studios full of hundreds of people working on one blockbuster and then you’ve got small teams making incredibly unique games. There are now more people in independent game development than ever before. This is an amazing thing, because everyone brings their unique experience and sensibilities to game design. The more people who start making games and sharing their individual voices, the more games will evolve in new and exciting directions. Believe it or not, this can involve you. You will be developing your own game in code, enabling you to see the fundamental basics at the heart of game development. Shown here are just a few examples of last year’s Level 3 games which involved the processes of story boarding and JavaScript development. The games are web-based and can run across multiple devices and apps, giving you the opportunity to see how your future games will get out into the real world. The vision of the game design has to be created before anybody can actually play the game itself, and the skill of the programmer dictates how far that vision becomes a reality. This year, students will have the additional consideration of VR (Virtual Reality) gameplay which is becoming much more widespread. The College has recently made an investment in VR equipment and students will be able to explore it further by progressing to the Level 5 HND in Computer & Systems Development at the College. For more information about university-level courses visit the higher education section of the website www.hlcollege.ac.uk

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CASE STUDY Luke Badham-Weeks Studied Computing Level 2 and 3 before proceeding onto the Computing HND course “I’ve studied IT and Computing at Herefordshire & Ludlow College for quite some time now, doing the Level 2 and Level 3 course, before moving on to HND. I really enjoy studying here and find that the tutors are excellent; not only do they have brilliant subject knowledge but they’re really great at teaching it too. They’re very supportive and because of the smaller class sizes, there’s plenty of opportunity for oneto-one support. It is one of the reasons I chose to carry on and study the HND here, as opposed to moving away to another university.

COMPUTING CASE STUDY

If you have an interest in computers or programming, I would definitely recommend these courses. It’s certainly quite difficult at times but if you stick with it, the feeling of putting together a successful project is so rewarding and makes me feel really productive.”

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COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAMMING & CYBER SECURITY LEVEL 3 Equivalent to three A Levels, this is the latest study of current cyber security, games development, networking and hardware.

This advanced level vocational course involves theoretical and practical study of both computer and IT related topics. Previous students have progressed to universities such as King’s College, the University of Lincoln and the University of Derby to study degree courses in computer gaming, ethical hacking and digital forensics. Forming part of our STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Maths) provision, it offers the opportunity to achieve internationally recognised qualifications whilst learning in our wellequipped, specialist IT teaching rooms. We host our own independent network for you to install, test and maintain computer systems. You can explore networking, hardware/software installation and maintenance in our hardware lab. You will be developing your own game in code, enabling you to see the fundamental basics at the heart of game development. You will also benefit from our extensive VR expertise and explore this whilst utilising the latest equipment. The course has the most relevant education and training for potential computing employees and those already employed in the industry. Throughout the course you will develop a range of personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in both working life and university study. Qualifications BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two Years Course Content You will cover a range of diverse topics throughout your course. Unit titles include: • • • • • • • •

Computer animation Developing computer games Networking Computer systems (hardware) IT troubleshooting and repair (hardware) Website design Software design and development Programming languages

Assessment is continuous with projects, written assignments, timed tests and observation of practical work. All written work is submitted electronically through Turnitin. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Five GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, including maths and English or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 Qualification, such as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate / Diploma in Computing and IT (minimum Merit grade) • Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: •

HND in Computing & Systems Development

to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £165 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as stationary and data storage devices.

Did you know?

After the successful completion of this course you can apply to the College’s Level 5 HND in Computing & Systems Development You can visit the higher education section of the college website - www.hlcollege.ac.uk

Employment options may include: • Network or data engineer • Web designer • Games developer • Forensic computer analyst • Cyber security engineer You may also like... • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Computing & IT • Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION LEVEL 1 This course includes basic knowledge and craft skills of electrical installation.

This course is designed to give you an introduction to electrical installation. The qualification has mandatory and optional units. You will spend one day a week in our specialist practical workshops, developing the hand skills and techniques necessary for successful progression to a relevant Level 2 course of your chosen specialism (often electrical installation). You will spend the rest of your time gaining the essential theoretical knowledge which will underpin your future career and study choices. Many electricians progress to design, consultancy, teaching and management, making the building services industry a career with a wide range of future pathways. Qualifications EAL Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation (EAL is the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing and building services, and related sectors). Duration One Year Course Content The mandatory units cover health and safety, environmental protection, installation methods, practical craft skills and electrical science. Optional units cover starting work in construction, preparing for an interview, managing study and developing learning skills. The Level 1 Diploma is assessed through written and practical centre-marked assignments, and online examinations. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • Successful interview, initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • •

Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation Other construction courses

Employment options may include: •

Employment with an electrical contractor

You may also like... • Foundation Studies in Construction & Building Services • L1 Diploma in Plumbing Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £270 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

“My course is really good, I enjoy it a lot and my tutor is really good.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation


ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION LEVEL 2 An industry-recognised qualification in electrical science, installation and technology.

This qualification allows you to acquire the knowledge and specialist craft skills of electrical installation in a secure and well-equipped workshop environment. Your practice and assessment on the installation of wiring systems, together with the relevant theory of electrical installation, will prepare you for progression into the electrical industry, further study or an apprenticeship. With an established history in the electrical industry, the College consistently produces outstanding success rates, exceeding national standards. Our high calibre teaching staff have a wealth of industry knowledge and have strong links with local industries, with many local employers being successful ex-students. For students starting at Level 1 please see Electrical Installation Level 1, page 50. Qualifications A Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation (EAL is the specialist, employerrecognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing and building services, and related sectors). Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • •

Health & Safety Theory & Technology Electrical Installation Methods, Procedures & Requirements Craft Skills Science & Principles

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. Online exams are also used to test knowledge. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation). • Successful interview, and initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students

Progression There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course. Study options may include: • • •

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation Inspection & Testing Qualifications

Additional Course Costs £270 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Employment options may include: • • • • •

Electrical Installation Contractor Food & Drink Industries (electrical plant maintenance) Working for the Major Utilities White Goods Maintenance & Repair Security & Fire Alarm Detection

You may also like... • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

Did you know?

You can use this Level 2 course as an entry route to an apprenticeship.

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION LEVEL 3 Learn employer recognised, specialist skills in electrical installation design, environmental technology systems, and inspections.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

As a continuation from the Level 2, you will acquire advanced knowledge and the related skills of electrical installation. It does not require occupational evidence from the workplace, so is suitable for those who currently do not work within the electrical industry but may wish to do so in the future. The combination of our modern training workshops and tutors, who are experts in their field, has resulted in students consistently producing results which exceed national standards. We have established strong links with local industries, with many local employers being successful ex-students. The qualification also covers integral health and safety in some of the units. Qualifications EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (EAL is the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing and building services, and related sectors). Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • •

Electrical Installation Design Environmental Technology Systems Science & Principles Craft Skills Inspection, Testing, Commissioning, Diagnosing & Correcting Electrical Faults Overseeing & Organising the Work Environment

The course is assessed by internal phase tests, practical tests, external assignments and examinations with final practical assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including maths and English and successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification (e.g. Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation) • Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience and aptitude will also be considered • 52

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Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Candidates must be prepared to work at height

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on qualifications/entry criteria. Study options may include: • • • •

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations Qualifications in requirements for electrical installations BS7671 Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT)

Employment options may include: • •

Electrical Contractor Employment with the main utility companies

You may also like... • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £270 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Electrical Installation, Level 3

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • • • • • •

Electrical Installation Design Environmental Technology Systems Science & Principles Craft Skills Inspection, Testing, Commissioning, Diagnosing & Correcting Electrical Faults Overseeing & Organising the Work Environment

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week in the first year. It will take approximately 36−48 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.


CASE STUDY Morgan Workman Electrical Apprenticeship Level 3 “When I came out of school, I was initially looking at A Levels and doing something like Sport, but after talking with my Dad he encouraged me to pursue a trade and I went down the route of studying Electrical. I enjoyed the apprenticeship route for learning my skills, the set-up worked really well with my job, as I’d be at work Monday to Wednesday and then came into College for the end of the week. I could then apply what I’d learnt at College in work the following week. The balance was really good, and I enjoyed the time we spent in the workshop doing practical work. The college was local to me, and that was my main reason for studying here but I’d really recommend the apprenticeship route; for me it really helped to build my confidence and the sense of accomplishment I get when I complete a task on my own is great. Now that I am qualified, I will be staying with my employer for a few years, which will build my experience and knowledge further, especially for the more business side of being an electrician. One day I hope to start up my own business, and maybe have an apprentice of my own!”

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ENGINEERING LEVEL 2 Start gaining the skills you’ll need for a career in engineering, including product design, manufacturing or electrical engineering.

This predominantly practical, work-related qualification provides you with an excellent grounding in current engineering principles and practices. You will complete projects and assignments based on real workplace situations, activities and demands. Our recently refurbished engineering workshops, electronic labs and welding centre have the latest in contemporary engineering equipment for you to take your first steps towards a career in engineering. Specialist equipment - including a Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite, CNC mill, CNC lathe, pneumatics and extensive robotics equipment - will help to develop your skills for a diverse choice of careers in the areas of product design, computer aided manufacturing, electrical engineering, robotics and manufacturing, to name a few. You will be provided with a strong foundation for further study on either the Level 3 Extended Diploma or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering. You can then progress to university-level study or enter into the workplace at technician level. Qualifications BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below: • • • • • • •

Engineering Materials Machining Techniques Interpreting & Using Engineering Information Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering Engineering Design Welding Mathematics for Engineering

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grades 3 or above, including maths and English, or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • •

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship

Employment options may include: • • • •

Design Engineer Electronics Engineer Manufacturing Operative Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

You may also like... • Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects, exams and practical work. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Did you know?

You can use this Level 2 course as an entry route to an apprenticeship.


CASE STUDY Rosie Taylor Engineering Level 3 “I initially looked at studying A Levels after leaving school, however I decided I wanted to pursue a career in engineering, so the College seemed like the right place to start. Being local to Hereford, the College offered everything I needed close to home and I am now studying the Level 3 Engineering course. I really enjoy the theory of engineering and learning about the principles of how things work. I would certainly recommend the course to others as it’s an excellent gateway to either a career in engineering or a progression route to higher education. I am planning on going to university after completing my course to study for a degree in Aerospace Engineering or Civil Engineering. The College staff in the library and my tutor really helped me with my personal statement and UCAS application to get me on the right track. The support here is really amazing.”

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CUTTING-EDGE FACILITIES Our extensive engineering facilities provide you access to the very latest equipment and techniques encountered in a high-end engineering environment. You will learn the latest CAD (computer aided design) techniques using SolidWorks and 3D scanning equipment as well as learning how to produce components using our 3D printing, CNC milling and CNC lathe equipment. In addition, you will learn and apply the latest technologies used in mass production such as robotics, pneumatics, PLCs and automation equipment. Our state-of-the-art computer controlled equipment is complemented with a traditional machine shop, ensuring that you receive a solid grounding in the practical techniques associated with engineering. Our highly-skilled staff have many years of experience in the design, engineering, electronics, manufacturing and welding industries. This will ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the engineering sector.

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ENGINEERING LEVEL 3 Broaden your horizons for careers and degree-level study in computer aided manufacturing, product design, aerospace, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

You will be applying your cognitive problem solving skills to projects, challenges and assignments that are based on real workplace situations, activities and demands. Equivalent to three A Levels, this qualification has been designed to allow students to progress to university as well as straight into the industry. Upon successful completion, you may decide to apply for an HNC/D or degree course in various disciplines, including mechanical engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, design, automotive or electronic engineering. Our contemporary engineering facilities have the latest industry-standard equipment including a Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite, engineering workshop (including a CNC mill and lathe), extensive robotics and pneumatics equipment. This offers an excellent learning environment for supported, hands-on training as well as thorough, applied and relevant academic study. Qualifications BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Duration Two Years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Machining Techniques Mechanical, Engineering & Electrical Science Mathematics Computer Aided Design (CAD) Microcontroller Systems in Engineering Inspection Technology Programmable Logic Controllers Properties & Application of Engineering Materials Project Programmable Logic Controllers Electrical/Electronics Mechanical Principles

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects, exams and practical work. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including maths and English, or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 Qualification, such as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate / Diploma in Engineering (minimum Merit grade) • Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • HNC in Engineering at HLC • Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship • Engineering Degree Employment options may include: • Engineering Project Manager • Engineering Design and Manufacture • Mechanical Engineer • Electronics / Telecommunications Engineer You may also like... • Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship • Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle

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Manufacturing Engineering, Level 3 Engineering Maintenance, Level 3 Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Level 3 Engineering Design, Level 3

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • • • • • • •

Engineering Maths & Science Computer Aided Design Manual & CNC Machining Electronics, Automation & Control Engineering Materials Engineering Maintenance Manufacturing Processes

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training two days a week, in year one, and one day a week in years two and three. It will take around 36−48 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220

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FOUNDATION STUDIES - SKILLS FOR WORKING LIFE ENTRY LEVEL 2 & LEVEL 3 A supported introduction to the world of employment and college life, including life skills, sports, social skills, English, maths and games.

As well as learning a variety of useful life skills, including gardening, catering and hospitality, car maintenance and household DIY, you will also be involved in a range of wider activities, such as a youth enterprise scheme where you run your own business as part of a group. There are also a variety of trips and visits, plus fundraising activities and opportunities to socialise and take part in games and sports. This is a general, Entry Level, skills related course which provides you with the opportunity to experience and learn about a variety of occupational areas before progressing into further education or into the workplace. You will be supported in developing the skills needed to help prepare you for the world of work or further study, including your English, maths, communication, healthy living and social skills. Qualifications City & Guilds Certificate in Skills for Working Life – Entry Level 2 & 3 Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course, including: • • • • •

Catering & Hospitality Skills Car Maintenance Skills Household DIY Skills Preparing for the World of Work Developing your Maths & English

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include Foundation Studies courses in the following subjects: • • • • •

Hospitality & Catering Employability Skills Construction & Building Services Computing & IT Childcare and Health & Social Care

Employment options may include: •

Various roles in retail, horticulture, catering and in the voluntary / charity sector

You may also like... Foundation Studies in one of the following subject areas: • • • • •

Construction & Building Services Computing & IT Hospitality & Catering Employability Skills Childcare and Health & Social Care

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £105 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

“It is a good course and I like that we can have a go at different things.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Entry Level 2 Certificate in Foundation Studies - Skills for Working Life


FOUNDATION STUDIES - EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 Develop your confidence and basic skills for progression into employment or further study.

Many of our students have commented that studying these courses at the College is ‘very different from school’. They have enjoyed learning, have gained confidence and are respected as individuals. They also enjoy the weekly opportunities to socialise and be active. Typical activities include playing football, snooker and pool, taking part in boxing training sessions or just going for a coffee and socialising. Our Employability Skills courses, offered at Level 1 and Level 2, consist of a number of activities and subjects, including volunteering, personal and social development, preparation for work and work experience. Students will also get the opportunity to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, build their knowledge and confidence and discover more about their options for employment or further study at college, with the aim of successfully preparing them to secure a job or to progress to a specialist vocational course at the College. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate/ Extended Certificate in Employability Skills

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • At Level 1, no formal entry qualifications are required • At Level 2, four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification, such as the Level 1 Diploma in Employability Skills • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £105 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include:

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate/ Extended Certificate in Employability Skills

Duration One year (per level) • Course Content At Level 1 you will study subjects such as:

Progression to a Level 1 or Level 2 course of your choice at the College including Level 2 Diploma in Employability Skills Foundation Studies in a different subject area

Employment options may include: • • • • • •

Presentation Skills Literacy & Numeracy IT CV Preparation Work Experience Opportunities Personal & Social Development

At Level 2 you will develop your skills and knowledge further by studying subjects such as: • • • •

Career Planning & Job Applications Effective Skills, Qualities & Attitudes for Learning & for Work Communicating with Others in the Workplace Introduction to Leadership/Principles of Setting Up a Business

Employment opportunities in unskilled, skilled or semi-skilled occupations after successful completion of specialist vocational Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications at the College Access to apprenticeships

You may also like... Foundation Studies in one of the following subject areas: • • • •

Construction & Building Services Computing & IT Hospitality & Catering Childcare and Health & Social Care

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FOUNDATION STUDIES - CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING SERVICES LEVEL 1 A hands-on and practical course to develop basic skills in construction trades, personal confidence and job seeking skills.

You will gain real hands-on experience of working with a variety of construction materials. You will gain wide experience in brickwork, carpentry and building maintenance through a mixture of core theory and specialist practical units. The wider area of working in the construction industry is explored through research and visits. You will be coached in developing your job seeking and interview skills, as well as the process of looking and applying for a job in the construction industry. You will also study English and Maths, which are essential for future job roles. The delivery of the course involves giving each student a behaviour and performance grade for each lesson. This contributes to an overall record of achievement and supports progression to further education or work. Qualifications BTEC Level 1 Certificate/Extended Certificate in Construction Duration One Year

Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Extra Fees for all Students

Study options may include:

Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing or Electrics, Brickwork or Carpentry

Foundation Studies in other subjects: • Computing & IT • Employability Skills • Hospitality & Catering Employment options may include:

Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below.

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You may also like... Foundation Studies in one of the following areas:

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Developing Bricklaying Skills Developing Carpentry Skills Developing Building Maintenance Skills Developing Plumbing Skills Developing Electrical Installation Skills Starting Work in Construction

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Various roles in the construction industry after successful completion of a specialist Level 1 and/or Level 2 qualification at the College

Childcare and Health & Social Care Computing & IT Employability Skills Hospitality & Catering

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

Additional Course Costs £270


FOUNDATION STUDIES - COMPUTING & IT LEVEL 1 A hands-on and practical course to develop basic and more advanced IT, Computing, multimedia and digital skills.

In this mainly practical course you will cover specialist computing and IT related skills to enable progression to further study and eventual employment. In addition, you will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as research and planning, time management and working with others. There are a mixture of core theory and practical units to study within our specialist IT suites, ranging from solving IT challenges to computer programming skills. You will be coached in developing your job seeking and interview skills. You will also study English and Maths, which are essential for future job roles. Qualifications BTEC Level 1 Certificate / Diploma in Computing and IT Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a range of topics throughout the course such as: • • • • • •

Solving Technical IT Problems Creating a Computer Program Developing a Digital Product Creating a Website Developing Digital Information Using Digital Communication Technologies

Assessment is continuous, with assignment projects and practical work. You will be given opportunities to carry out practical tasks, present information that you have gathered, keep working logbooks, records and reflective journals, practise English and Mathematical skills, and take part in oral or written presentations. All full-time students are required to study Maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

Progression There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course.

Extra Fees for all Students

Study options may include:

Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

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Level 2 Diploma in Computing & IT Level 2 Diploma in Music Technology

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

Additional Course Costs £270

Foundation Studies in other subjects: • • • •

Childcare and Health & Social Care Construction & Building Services Employability Skills Hospitality & Catering

Employment options may include: •

Employment opportunities in the Computing, IT and Digital industries after successful completion of specialist Level 2 qualification at the College

You may also like... Foundation Studies in another subject area: • • • •

Childcare and Health & Social Care Construction & Building Services Employability Skills Hospitality & Catering

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FOUNDATION STUDIES - HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE & CHILDCARE LEVEL 1 An introductory course in knowledge and skills for the care sector aimed at school leavers, with the aim of progressing to further study.

Are you an energetic and caring person who is committed to working in the health and social care sector with the elderly, more vulnerable or with children? If so, this one-year course is designed to build upon your interests, enabling you to progress in your chosen specialism. You will use your good sense of humour and willing attitude to work with others in a wide variety of situations. A supportive and friendly atmosphere is encouraged within the classroom at all times and your tutors can offer you a wealth of industry experience to bring the curriculum to life. There are also opportunities to be involved in a wider range of activities, such as a variety of trips and visits, fundraising activities and opportunities to socialise and take part in games and sports. You will be coached in developing your job seeking and interview skills, as well as the process of looking and applying for a job in the childcare or social care sectors. You will also study English and maths, which are essential for future job roles. The delivery of the course involves giving each student a behaviour and performance grade for each lesson. This contributes to an overall record of achievement and supports progression to further education or work.

maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following satisfactory references and a clear DBS check • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course. Study options may include: • •

Foundation Studies in other subjects: • Construction & Building Services • Computing & IT • Employability Skills • Hospitality & Catering Employment options may include: •

Qualifications City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care & Childcare Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • •

Effective Communication Equality & Inclusion Health & Safety Planning Activities for Children Personal & Social Development

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study

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Level 2 Diploma in Childcare Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Working within a care home or nursery Access to health & social care and childcare apprenticeships

You may also like... Foundation Studies in another subject area: • • •

Construction & Building Services Employability Skills Hospitality & Catering

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £105 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.


FOUNDATION STUDIES - HOSPITALITY & CATERING ENTRY LEVEL 3 / LEVEL 1 A hands-on and practical course to develop your basic and more advanced skills in hospitality and catering within a real community café.

This course provides a specific and practical introduction to hospitality and catering. You will be involved in running a community café based at Hinton Community Centre, preparing and serving lunches to members of the public and catering for a number of other external events. There will be the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in food hygiene and you will develop skills in retail, marketing and customer care.

Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

You will also be involved in planning, hosting and catering for a charity event during the year. There is the opportunity to be involved in a wider range of activities, such as a variety of trips and visits, fundraising activities and opportunities to socialise and take part in games and sports.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Extra Fees for all Students

Study options may include:

You will be coached in developing your job seeking and interview skills, as well as the process of looking and applying for a job in the hospitality and catering industry. You will also study English and maths, which are essential for future job roles. The delivery of the course involves giving each student a behaviour and performance grade for each lesson. This contributes to an overall record of achievement and supports progression to further education or work.

Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Qualifications City & Guilds Entry 3 or Level 1 Certificate in Hospitality & Catering Duration One Year

Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality & Catering Level 1 or Level 2 Diploma in Employability Skills

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

Additional Course Costs £135

Foundation Studies in other subjects: • Construction & Building Services • Computing & IT Employment options may include: • •

Various job roles in retail, catering and in the voluntary/charity sector Access to apprenticeships in hospitality and catering

You may also like... Foundation Studies in other subjecs: • • •

Childcare and Health & Social Care Construction & Building Services Employability Skills

Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course, including; • • • • •

Catering & Hospitality Skills Customer Service Health & Safety and Food Hygiene Preparing for the World of Work Developing Your Maths & English

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. Online exams are also used to test knowledge. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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FURNITURE MAKING LEVEL 2 A highly-skilled and specialist timber craft using design processes, technical drawings and workshop geometry.

You will learn the skills to make well designed and beautifully executed furniture in the College’s purpose built workshop. The focus of the Level 2 qualification is to expertly guide you through the making process, using both traditional and modern methods. These will include the use of machinery and power tools, as well as hand-based techniques. Practical knowledge will be supported by theory based sessions and you will gain an insight into the furniture making industry. Your studies will also include visits to local furniture making workshops, museums and specialist exhibitions. Student progress is closely monitored and appraised, ensuring that you have the opportunity to achieve your full potential. Through your practical learning experiences and with knowledgeable, expert tutors you will have a firm footing to progress to further study and employment in this vibrant trade. There is a demand for well-qualified people in the furniture industry and successful students have gone into a wide range of roles including boat builders/fitters, restoration specialists and self-employed designers to name but a few. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • • •

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Design Processes in Furniture Making Furniture Making by Hand Health and Safety Timber Technology in Furniture Making Planning for Career Pathways in the Furniture Industry Sustainability in the Timber Trade Technical Drawings and Workshop Geometry

Assessment is continuous, with practical projects and a design portfolio. All fulltime students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery). • Successful interview, and initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • •

Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design & Making Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Employment options may include: • • • • •

Antique Furniture Restorers Kitchen and Bedroom Furniture Makers Shop Fitters/Joiners Cabinet Makers Self-employed or employed by a Furniture Maker

You may also like... • Level 1 or Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.


CASE STUDY Ben Jones Furniture Making Level 2 “I chose to study here as I heard it was a really good college to come to, and it was also the only College doing this course in the local area, which is what I really wanted to study. I’ve always been interested in making stuff, and have been, working as a model maker for the past ten years, but I wanted to change careers, I’ve always had an interest in Furniture Making, and when I looked at other colleges for inspiration, that’s when I decided that Furniture Making was what I wanted to do next. I’m really enjoying the course, it’s great, I especially like how practical it is, it’s definitely the best part for me, along with working with the other people on this course too. The atmosphere is nice, everyone is chilled and there’s no bad vibes. The college has got good facilities, the teachers are knowledgeable, and the workshops are well equipped for the course, and I’d recommend the course for anyone looking to study Furniture Making.”

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FURNITURE DESIGN & MAKING LEVEL 3 Explore contemporary furniture design and practical craftsmanship with a view to progressing to related university-level courses or employment in this creative industry.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

You will be designing and making your own furniture using modern design principles and techniques which are taught alongside traditional approaches. The design element will become more of a focus with greater thought and attention to producing highly unique and innovative pieces of furniture. Technical and presentation drawing skills are refined to better promote your ideas and you will explore modern manufacturing practices such as estimating and developing a business. Your studies will also include visits to local furniture-making workshops, museums and specialist exhibitions.

This course includes the development of theoretical knowledge, but the main emphasis is on learning by doing. Tutors who are experts in their craft, combined with purpose-built workshops, have led to overwhelmingly high success rates in recent years. On successful completion of the course, students will be in a strong position to either enter the industry or continue to develop their skills at university.

Qualifications City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design & Making Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • •

Hand-finishing Techniques Decorative Veneering Prototype Design in Furniture Making

Assessment is continuous, with practical projects and portfolio building. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements Successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification (e.g. Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making) •

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Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience and aptitude will also be considered

Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on qualifications/entry criteria.

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • •

Study options may include: •

Many students have gone on to degree courses in various specialist areas within Furniture Design Level 3 Apprenticeship in Furniture Making Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Employment options may include: • • • • • • •

Kitchen Designers & Makers Shop Fitters/Joiners/Cabinet Makers Furniture Production Manager Antique Furniture Restorers Production Management Fine Furniture Design and Manufacture Restoration and Conservation

You may also like... • Level 1 or Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry • Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Furniture Maker, Level 3

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Health and Safety Furniture making drawings, specifications, scales, technical terms related to furniture making, for example terms such as bunching, beading, chamfer, marquetry and sauvage Furniture manufacturing/ production methods for example cutting, bending, molding, laminating and assembly Create joints and attach fixtures and fittings to meet furniture making specifications Create complex jigs and templates to meet furniture making specifications Repair any defects identified for example blooming, moisture, temperature, blotching, runs, streaks, curing, and silicones Apply appropriate finishes including by hand and by spray gun

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one or two days a week. It will take around 2 years to complete the Level 3 apprenticeship.


HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 1 Learn the essential skills of hairdressing, barbering and the beauty sector.

Learning in the College’s up-to-date and industry-standard salon, Eden, you will develop the essential basic skills to discover your career in the hair and beauty sector. Eden is a working salon open to members of the public, providing you with a real working environment and allowing you to gain a sense of how it will feel to work in the industry. The broad range of knowledge and skills gained will enable you either to seek employment or to progress to a relevant Level 2 course.

Entry Requirements • GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above in English and maths • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview and attendance at a taster day • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

You will improve your English and maths as well as developing your confidence in your ability to progress. There is an emphasis on supporting you in becoming an independent learner through individual planning, target setting and development.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Qualifications Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing & Barbering

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Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing & Barbering: • Shampoo & Condition Hair • Basic Techniques in Plaits/Twists • Blow Dry Hair • Assist with Hair Colour Services Level 1 Certificate in the Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector: • Colour Hair Using Temporary Colour • Create a Hair & Beauty Image • Nail Art Application You will be assessed on a continuous basis by practical observation, oral questioning, assignments and written test papers. You will need to pass all areas of assessment. Completion of all assessments will be retained in a portfolio. This portfolio will be internally and externally verified. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Find out more about apprenticeships in hairdressing overleaf.

Study options may include:

• Level 1 Certificate in the Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector

Did you know? You can use this Level 1 course as an entry route to an apprenticeship.

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Employment options may include: • Junior Hair Stylist You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £170 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £135 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300 (at time of print).

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HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 2 Progressing your professional skills in cutting, styling and colouring. We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • If you enjoy meeting people and have a confident and outgoing personality then studying hairdressing is an excellent choice. You will be expanding your practical and theoretical knowledge to include intermediate techniques, creating highlyprofessional looks and finishes. Working in the College’s fully-equipped commercial salon, Eden, you will be provided with an outstanding learning environment for hairdressing.

Entry Requirements Applicants without suitable experience will normally be advised to commence study at Level 1.

Gaining this real working experience is key to developing the skills you will need to progress into further study or into the diverse range of job opportunities in this global sector, such as a backstage session stylist, top salon stylist or creative director. You will also participate in local and national competitions, testing your skills and adding to your impressive CV.

Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

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Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • • • • •

Style & Finish Hair Set & Dress Hair Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp Change Hair Colour

You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment producing a portfolio of evidence to be certified by your assessors. Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and internal and external test papers. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Four GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification Successful interview, initial assessment in literacy and numeracy and attendance at a taster day Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on qualifications/entry criteria. Study options may include: Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Course Content Whilst there is some overlap in modules for the subjects of Hairdressing and Barbering both have specialist units, the full list of which can be found on our website. A small selection is shown below. You will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding in each of your unit titles. Hairdressing • • •

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Hairdressing salons Cruise ships/Hotels Self-employment

You may also like... • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £110

Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300 (at time of print)

Styling & Dressing Hair Cutting Hair Colouring Services

Barbering •

Employment options may include:

Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £135

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Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Standard (Hairdressing) Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Standard (Barbering) Level 3 Hairdressing Professional Standard

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Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks Cut facial hair into shape Prepare for shaving services

Duration and Attendance You will spend one day a week at college and four days in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is up to 24 months for Level 2 and 18 months for Level 3.


COMPETITIONS Throughout the year students are involved in hair competitions with varying themes from Ascot Ladies Day to Winter Wonderland. The competitions are an opportunity for students to experiment with their creativity and showcase their skills and expertise. Each student creates a hairstlye, complementing their creations with clothes and makeup. As well as in-house competions, students also get the opportunity to take part in regional and national competitions too.

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HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 3 Perfecting your own creative direction with dynamic cutting, colouring and hair extensions. We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • You will have the opportunity to develop and update your technical skills in advanced colouring, colour correction, hair extension, advanced cutting and long hair. Whilst benefiting from the extra enrichment of industry workshops, guest speakers and industry trips, you will also be involved with local and national competitions, giving you the opportunity to explore and create the latest in avant-garde and contemporary styling.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Designed as a practical course based in our commercial salon, your learning will be underpinned by essential theoretical learning and an insight into the financial responsibility of running a business. This is an intensive course, which places high demands on the individual with regard to the level of self-motivation, dedication and enthusiasm required. You must be willing to undertake a significant amount of selfdirected study to reach your full potential.

Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: Study options may include: • •

Advanced Hairdressing Techniques Level 4 Salon Management

Employment options may include: Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Duration One Year

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Salon, Media or Theatrical Stylist Salon Manager/Supervisor Hair/Colour Technician Instructor/Teacher

Course Content This programme is intended for those who are already qualified to the standard of Level 2. At Level 3 you may choose modules to meet your own particular aspirations. A selection of unit titles is shown below:

You may also like... • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees.

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Creatively Cut Hair (using a combination of techniques) Colour Hair (using a variety of techniques) Creatively Style and Dress Hair Provide Creative Hair Extension Services

You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence and you will also be assessed through assignments and internal and external test papers. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £135 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300 (at time of print).

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Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Standard (Hairdressing) Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Standard (Barbering) Level 3 Hairdressing Professional Standard

Course Content Whilst there is some overlap in modules for the subjects of Hairdressing and Barbering both have specialist units, the full list of which can be found on our website. A small selection is shown below. You will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding in each of your unit titles. Hairdressing • • •

Styling & Dressing Hair Cutting Hair Colouring Services

Barbering • • •

Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks Cut facial hair into shape Prepare for shaving services

Duration and Attendance You will spend one day a week at college and four days in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is up to 24 months for Level 2 and 18 months for Level 3.


CASE STUDY Sophie Stevens Level 3 Hair Apprentice “Initially I went to a sixth-form college and then went on to study hair and makeup elsewhere. I tried a few different avenues before realising I wanted to train as a hair apprentice and the College seemed the best place for me to do this. I definitely prefer an apprenticeship over studying in a classroom, as I really enjoy being in the salon. My apprenticeship is with Cameo Salon in Hereford and it’s a really busy environment which I am thriving on. One of the great things about it is the experience I have already gained and I love having the opportunity to try new things. I have a competition coming up and I find creating new styles and thinking of new ideas really fun. I have completed my level 2 hair apprenticeship and passed my End Point Assessment (EPA), so I am now back in the salon working towards my level 3 qualification. I would 100% recommend an apprenticeship, as you have the opportunity to experience working within a real environment alongside studying.�

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 2 Gain a thorough and practical understanding of modern health and social care services. We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • You will build on your confidence in working with people, be taught how to promote equal opportunities and learn about the intricacies of human behaviour. As one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, you will learn about the care needs of a wide range of people of all ages and from all backgrounds, and you will be able to put your new skills into practice during your two-week work placement. On completion of this programme you will have a nationally recognised qualification which can help you progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Some students may decide they wish to specialise in other care-related areas, such as childcare, and can discuss these options at interview. Qualifications Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Childcare – Early Years Educator • Nurse Cadets • Teaching Assistants Employment options may include: • Health Care Assistant / Nursing Auxiliary • Medical Secretary • Nanny/Au Pair • Domiciliary Care You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Childcare

Duration One Year

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

Course Content Topics you will cover include:

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees.

• • • • • • •

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £145

Equality, Diversity and Rights Human Growth and Development Safeguarding and Protection Communication Working in Health and Social Care Infection Control Mental Health

Assessment is continuous, including assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 2/3 (grade D/E) or above to include maths and English grade 3 (grade D), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area and attend a compulsory taster day.

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Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £85

Adult Social Care, Levels 2 & 3

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • • • • • • •

Health & Safety Communication Personal Development Safeguarding & Protection Person Centred Approaches Equality, Diversity & Inclusion The Role of the Health & Social Care Worker

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will attend knowledge workshops and functional skills classes unless you have prior achievement. The apprenticeship will take around 12−24 months to complete dependent upon the level of study and your individual needs.


CASE STUDY Laura Hargest Studied Health & Social Care Level 3 Qualified Occupational Therapist and CQC Registered Manager for Herefordshire Council’s Home First Reablement Service “When I was looking to see what career I wanted to pursue, I volunteered at Credenhill care home and Herefordshire Headway, as I felt this was the path I wanted to follow. I therefore decided to study Health & Social Care level 3, as well as re-taking my GCSE Maths. The appeal of this course to me was the breadth of different career options it could lead to and it is a substantial qualification to lead to further studying or employment. The tutors were really supportive, and as well as the theory that we learnt, there were opportunities for work experience placements. For one of my placements, I was based in the local mental health ward where I was able to better understand the role of an Occupational Therapist. I decided this was the career for me, and upon completing my level 3, I went on to study Occupational Therapy at the University of Derby. I have now been working as an Occupational Therapist for several years, most recently now for Herefordshire Council, where I have recently become the CQC Registered Manager for the Home First Reablement team. I would really recommend the Health and Social Care course to anyone with an interest in this field. As a course it opens a lot of doors to a vast range of careers, depending on where you aspire to be.”

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3 An advancement of your professional, practical and academic skills, to progress you to university-level courses or in to the industry.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

This inspirational and inclusive course addresses the national occupational standards in health and social care. With a supportive and creative approach to independent learning it enhances current working practices regarding broad social and health concerns in a professional context. You will also have the opportunity to use a variety of specialist equipment such as ageing suits and blood pressure monitors - in order to broaden your awareness of other people’s needs. The course’s exceptional academic standard has been recognised by external awarding bodies and is reflected in our excellent progression results. You will be required to complete a minimum of 240 hours of work experience in a variety of placements. There will be three different work placements each year and you are encouraged to find your own placements. Qualifications BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two Years Course Content Topics you will cover include: • • • • • •

Human Lifespan Development Communication in Health & Social Care Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs Anatomy & Physiology Infection Control Safeguarding Adults

You will learn through projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (must include English Language) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area and to complete the mandatory work experience Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Foundation Degrees in Health & Social Care/Mental Health/Counselling/ Learning Support/Early Years • Higher Education in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work or Paramedic Sciences Employment options may include: • Nursing/Midwifery • Paramedic • Social Work • Teaching/Childcare You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Childcare – Early Years Educator Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £95 (per year)

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Adult Social Care, Levels 2 & 3

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • • • • • • •

Health & Safety Communication Personal Development Safeguarding & Protection Person Centred Approaches Equality, Diversity & Inclusion The Role of the Health & Social Care Worker

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will attend knowledge workshops and functional skills classes unless you have prior achievement. The apprenticeship will take around 12−24 months to complete dependent upon the level of study and your individual needs.


T-LEVEL IN HEALTH LEVEL 3 A T-Level is a new two-year qualification which combines classroom theory, practical learning and a substantial work experience placement in the second year to ensure students have the skills to thrive in the world of work.

T-Levels aim to provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, higher level study or a Higher Apprenticeship. The equivalent of three A Levels, T-Levels are recognised by UCAS to support applications to study at university.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: •

Qualifications BTEC Level 3 T level in Health Duration Two Years

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Higher education courses such as BSc Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, midwifery, BSc Social Work Paramedic Science Primary School teaching

Employment options may include: Course Content The core content consists of the following units; • • • • • •

Person-centred Care Communication Skills Team Working Reflective Evaluation and Research Skills Presentation skills Employer based learning

Students will also take specialist units to Healthcare such as Infection Control. The course is based on many skills being assessed in Clinical Practice , therefore work based learning is an important part of course. Some Work based learning can be achieved through the employer if the student is already working in an appropriate Health Care setting. Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English • Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm for this subject area

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Health Care Assistant level 3 Support Worker Care

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

Find out more about the T-Level Qualifications on Page 20

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs There will be a cost of around £80-£90 for course material such as Textbooks and files. DBS DBS enhancement check £47 for the two years

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HOSPITALITY & PROFESSIONAL COOKERY (INTRODUCTION) LEVEL 1 This course takes you through your first steps in front of house service and the essential basics of professional cookery skills.

This course provides you with an introductory pathway which can take you through to advanced level study and on to fulfil your ambitions in either specialism: front of house or in the kitchen. It is also a great route to an apprenticeship. The qualifications cover all aspects of food and beverage service, practical kitchen skills and theory sessions. During the course you will learn to work as part of a team adhering to current health and safety legislation. You will take part in industry work experience as well as learning and working in the College’s excellent industry-standard kitchens and restaurant. There is the opportunity to take part in annual events and competitions, gaining valuable experience of large-scale event catering.

Entry Requirements • GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above in English and maths • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview and attendance at a taster day • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: •

Qualifications Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate in Professional Food & Beverage Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • •

Introduction to the Catering & Hospitality Industry Introduction to Personal Workplace Skills Prepare & Cook a Variety of Food Food Safety in Catering

You will be assessed by practical skill tests on a continuous basis. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence to be certified by your assessors. Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and internal and external test papers. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality & Catering

Employment options may include: • • •

Food & Beverage Personnel Chef & Cooks Event Catering

You may also like... • The L2 Production Chef and L3 Senior Production Chef apprenticeship standards Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £315 (at time of print).

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Did you know?

You can use this Level 1 course as an entry route to an apprenticeship. Find out more about apprenticeships in hospitality and catering on the opposite page.


HOSPITALITY & CATERING LEVEL 2 This course expands your professional front of house service abilities whilst developing your creative and contemporary cookery techniques.

We also offer Level 2 apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • •

This course delivers the practical and theoretical knowledge required to succeed and progress within the industry. Not only will you cook and prepare food in our fullyequipped, industry-standard kitchens, you will also learn how to serve guests to a high standard in our training restaurant, which is open to members of the public.

Entry Requirements Applicants without suitable practical experience will normally be advised to commence study at Level 1.

Furthermore, you will participate in local and national competitions, pushing your skills to new heights. Industry visits are an important part of this learning process and the qualification will deliver the main skills required to ensure an understanding of the role and meet the expectations of a future employer. As your skills increase, numerous job opportunities will become available to you, or you can choose a Level 2 Apprenticeship as an alternative route.

Qualifications Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • •

Relevant Health & Safety Prepare and Cook Meat Menu Knowledge & Design Catering Operations, Costs & Menu Planning

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, observed practical assessments and short-answer testing, which is all based on realistic workplace situations. All units are graded and an overall grade will be awarded. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Four GCSEs at grade D (grade 3) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification Successful interview, initial assessment in literacy and numeracy and attendance at taster day Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality & Catering • Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Employment options may include: • Food and beverage personnel • Chef • Event cateringas

Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship Standard

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, which will include: • • • • • • • •

Food Safety & Hygiene Principles of Basic Food Preparation & Cooking Customer Service The Working Environment Food Costing Food & Beverage Service Reception Operations Effective Communication

Duration and Attendance As an apprentice you will spend most of your time in the workplace. You may be required to attend college one day per week depending on your chosen course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration will be 12−18 months.

You may also like... • Apprenticeship in Hospitality & Catering Services • Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £225 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £315 (at time of print).

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING The hospitality and catering department is always a hive of activity with students preparing and serving delicious food in the College’s industry-standard training kitchens and restaurant ‘The Cider Orchard Restaurant’. Under the expert guidance of passionate chefs and front of house tutors, all with plenty of industry experience, students thrive and get involved in all sorts of activities throughout the year. Students also take part in work placements which offer a great insight into the industry.

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING - PROFESSIONAL COOKERY LEVEL 3 Focus and perfect your creative cookery skills for high standard contemporary catering.

You will gain advanced skills and techniques in the College’s well equipped training kitchens, producing a broad variety of speciality foods, ranging from patisserie and petit fours to shellfish and vegetarian dishes. Written assignments will introduce the theories of health and safety, food safety, gastronomy, sourcing of food and product development. Previous work experience opportunities include top establishments, such as Simpsons in Birmingham, La Becasse in Ludlow and the Hilton in Cardiff. This experience broadens your knowledge, skills and product development. Students are also encouraged to enter national competitions, which give them a fantastic insight into an intense and creative industry. Depending on your aspirations, this course provides a pathway through the industry and can lead to more advanced levels of study. It will open up a wide variety of opportunities, giving you the skills and stamina to carve your own career in this fast-paced industry. Qualifications Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • •

Supervising Food Safety for Catering Supervisory Skills Gastronomy & Food Culture Sourcing Produce for the Professional Kitchen

You will be assessed by practical skill tests and on a continuous basis. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence. Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and test papers. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Speciality Advanced Cookery • Higher Education courses in related subjects

“The course is allowing me to learn many techniques which in normal work I wouldn’t have the opportunity to do.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Employment options may include: • Senior Chef de Partie, • Junior Sous Chef • Head Chef You may also like... • Level 3 Senior Production Chef apprenticeship standard Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £225 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £220 (at time of print).

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CASE STUDY Sophie Roberts Studied Hospitality & Catering Levels 1, 2 and 3 “From an early age I knew I wanted to be a chef and when I was younger, I was always baking with my mum, so when I finished school I knew I wanted to study catering. I started on the Level 1 course, before continuing through Levels 2 and 3. I chose to study at Hereford not only because it was local to me, but also for the great reputation that the hospitality courses had. As the College’s onsite restaurant, The Cider Orchard, serves the general public, it almost doesn’t feel like a teaching environment at all. You get plenty of hands-on experience, serving real customers and it’s not an artificial environment to learn in. After I completed my studies I had some great job opportunities; The Waterside Inn at Bray, a 3 Michelin Star restaurant, and also 1 Michelin Star restaurant L’Ortolan as a Pastry chef in Reading. Moving back to Herefordshire I worked at The Verzon House Hotel in Ledbury, and I’ve now started to teach on the Hospitality courses here at the College too. For me the hospitality courses were a great way to learn to be a chef, you learn a lot more skill-based abilities from the tutors, whereas if you were learning out in the industry you could easily pick up bad habits from other chefs, for me I’d highly recommend these courses if you have an interest in catering.”

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING - FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE SUPERVISION LEVEL 3 Focus and perfect your supervisory skills for a high standard of hospitality service.

The candidates are given the opportunity to learn, develop and practice their skills required for employment and/or career progression. You will practice your supervisory skills within the Cider Orchard restaurant at the college. The qualification covers all aspects of food and beverage service and skills can be fully developed using the fully equipped restaurant. Food service is tailored to a high standard ensuring a smooth transition into employment or higher education. A period of work experience is factored into the course which further enhances your skills and experiences. Qualifications Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • •

Principles of Supervising Food and Beverage services Supervise Food and Beverage service Barista skills Prepare and serve wines Principles of promoting Food and Beverage Services and Products

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Progression This qualification is designed to meet the needs of learners who want to work as supervisors in front of house within a hospitality environment. Employment options may include team leaders, junior managers and supervisors. This qualification may also lead to appropriate managerial qualifications. You may also like... Level 3 Apprenticeships in: • Hospitality Supervisor standard • Senior Production Chef standard Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £225 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £100 (at time of print).

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MASSAGE THERAPIES LEVEL 3 You will learn professional and holistic massage techniques including Indian head, body and stone massage.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills to a high level of occupational ability and to enable you to perform your own salon services. Practical training is undertaken in a professional working environment in our superb commercial training salons and clinic, Eden. You will develop a sound knowledge of how to monitor and maintain health and safety practices in a salon environment; promote client care and effective communications. You will also learn how to maintain personal health and well-being, as well as exploring the origins of massage and the principles of complementary and alternative medicine.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths, a science and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include:

There is an option to study additional certificates in Bamboo Massage, though these are at an additional cost and are not part of the formal Level 3 qualification structure. Qualifications VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • • •

Health and Safety Client Care and Consultation History of Massage Therapies Anatomy and Physiology Provide Body Massage Provide Indian Head Massage Provide Stone Therapy Treatments

You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment. You will produce a portfolio of evidence as well as written assignments. There are also assessed test papers and documented evidence of case studies. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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• • •

Level 3 or 4 Beauty Therapy Management courses Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (part-time)

Employment opportunities are numerous and are not just limited to the UK: • • • •

Salon/Health Spa/Hotel Cruise Liner Sales and Distribution Managerial position

You may also like... • Level 3 Sports Massage (part-time) • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £165 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £270 (at time of print).


MOTOR VEHICLE LEVEL 1 An introduction to the repair techniques required for the motor vehicle repair industry and for further study or an apprenticeship.

You will use our fully-equipped workshop and fleet of vehicles to gain an insight into the knowledge and skills required in the motor vehicle repair industry. This introduction will prepare you for progression to the Level 2 and 3 qualifications (full-time or as an apprentice) where you will be using our modern diagnostic scan-tools, rolling road, wheel alignment systems, MOT facilities, and dedicated classrooms. Working in our purpose-built workshop, you will repair a range of vehicles under expert tuition from our highly experienced teaching staff. You will also gain a broad understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. Your further study in this area, at Level 2 and above, will qualify you for working in all different areas of the motor vehicle industry. Qualifications IMI Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance Duration One Year Course Content This is a learning programme which involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following: • • •

Light Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance Operating Principles of Light Vehicle Engines, Tyres, Brakes, Steering & Suspension Systems Operating Principles & Maintenance of Light Vehicle Transmission Systems & Electrical & Electronic Systems

You will be evaluated by set practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, online multiple-choice testing and by assessments set by the awarding body. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • GCSE passes at grade 2 or above (including maths and English) • Successful interview, initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle

Did you know?

You can use this Level 1 course as an entry route to an apprenticeship. Find out more about apprenticeships in motor vehicle overleaf.

Employment options may include: • Vehicle service/repair garage • Motorsport • Vehicle parts retail You may also like... • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

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THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB Our excellent facilities are designed to replicate those you would encounter in a well-equipped vehicle dealership or motor sports facility.

• Vehicle engine and chassis systems fault diagnostic techniques using the latest scan tools from a range of manufacturers. • The rolling road takes these diagnostic techniques a stage further by allowing data to be measured and evaluated at road or track speed. • The four wheel alignment equipment allows you to fine tune the handling of a vehicle in order to maximise grip and reduce tyre scrub. • Our state-of-the-art tyre changing and wheel balancing equipment also provides you with the skills to repair or replace the latest low profile tyres. • There is an MOT type bay, extensive vehicle lifting equipment, air conditioning service and repair equipment and extensive hand-tools. • Our college is one of the few in the region to offer training in MOT testing. The skills you will gain from the use of this equipment will not only assist you in gaining employment in the vehicle repair industry, but also, provide you with the skills to set up a vehicle for racing applications e.g. where the vehicle’s steering and suspension geometry is set up for each specific track. All of these facilities are complemented by our modern but traditional workshop. This, together with our industryexperienced staff and extensive range of vehicles, ensures that you will be equipped with the knowledge.

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“I enjoy the fact that the course offers a variety of knowledge. I like how my tutors are understanding of my personal situations and also my learning difficulties. My tutors have offered support and help with my studies.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle


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MOTOR VEHICLE LEVEL 2 Learn the latest skills in the removal and fitting of chassis, electrical and engine components in a modern motor vehicle repair environment.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

You will be provided with the essential knowledge and skills required for service technicians working on light vehicles, including electric and hybrids, in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. You will focus on the maintenance, removal and fitting of components, underpinned by a detailed theoretical knowledge of the subject. There are a growing number of vehicles on the road with complex engine and chassis management systems. As a result, there is a growing need for skilled craftspeople, technicians and competent motor vehicle engineers. Progression paths in this industry are numerous and varied, including routes into motorsport engineering. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. Qualifications IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance Duration One Year Course Content This is a learning programme which involves you studying both the theoretical and practical aspects of the following: • • • • •

Carrying Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance Engine Units & Components Electrical Auxiliary Units & Components Chassis & Transmission Units & Components Fuel, Ignition, Air & Exhaust Systems

You will be evaluated by successful completion of practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, online multiple-choice testing and assessments set by the awarding body.

Entry Requirements • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification, such as the IMI Level 1 Diploma in Transport or Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair • Successful interview, and initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair • Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Employment options may include: • Vehicle service/repair garage • Motorsport • Vehicle parts retail You may also like... • Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

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Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle), Level 2 and Level 3

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • • • • • • • •

Carrying Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance Engine Units & Components Electrical Auxiliary Units & Components Chassis & Transmission Units & Components Light Vehicle Transmission System Faults Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults Light Vehicle Engine Faults Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week. It will take around 2 years to complete the L2 Apprenticeship and a further 2 years to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.


MOTOR VEHICLE LEVEL 3 Explore the diagnosis of complex faults in engines, chassis and electrical systems using the latest diagnostic scan-tools, rolling road, wheel alignment systems and MOT facilities.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

You will be using your keen interest in this industry and your theoretical problem solving skills to work in our extensive purpose-built workshops. This Level 3 qualification covers the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, focusing on the diagnosis of complex faults in engines, chassis and electrical systems. It covers the full range of technologies relating to hybrids, electric, common rail diesel and direct injection petrol systems, and provides essential knowledge for diagnostic technicians working on light vehicles in race teams, garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. On successful completion of this course you will be well-equipped to follow various routes into industry and onto some relevant university-level courses. This qualification is also one of the prerequisites (along with appropriate industrial experience) for the L2 Award in MOT Testing. Qualifications IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance Principles Duration One Year Course Content You will study both the theoretical and practical aspects of the knowledge, diagnosis and rectification of: • • • •

Light Vehicle Transmission System Faults Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults Light Vehicle Engine Faults Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults

You will be evaluated by successful completion of practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, online multiple-choice testing and assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • Successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 Qualification, such as the IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair • Successful interview, and initial assessment and a good reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course. Study options may include: • Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Employment options may include: • Vehicle service/repair garage technician • Motorsport technician • Vehicle parts retail You may also like... • Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle), Level 2 and Level 3

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • • • • • • • •

Carrying Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance Engine Units & Components Electrical Auxiliary Units & Components Chassis & Transmission Units & Components Light Vehicle Transmission System Faults Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults Light Vehicle Engine Faults Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week. It will take around 2 years to complete the L2 Apprenticeship and a further 2 years to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY LEVEL 2 You will learn cutting-edge music production skills using industry-standard recording studios and Apple Mac suites.

This course gives you the opportunity to create, record and produce music at the highest level, with professional and expert guidance. You will be utilising professional hardware and software of an exceptional quality, including both analogue and digital recording/mixing facilities, as well as working with studio and live sound hardware. Learning both practical and theoretical aspects of music production, this course has been designed to provide you with a broad-based training programme, whether you are planning to enter the music business or to further your skills on our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology and then universitylevel courses.

Entry Requirements • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview, initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: •

You will also take part in a wide range of field trips. Successful completion (with at least a Merit grade) leads to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology where you can develop your skills with the College’s SSL (Solid State Logic) mixing desk, the only one of its kind in a further education college in the UK. Qualifications BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music Technology Duration One Year Course Content Topics you will cover include: • • • • • • • • •

The Music Industry Managing a Music Product Music Production Analysis Music Showcase Researching a Music Topic Introducing Music Recording Introducing Music Sequencing Producing a Music Recording Developing Modern Music Production Skills

All assessments are chosen for their industry relevance and consist of assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology

There are many aspects of the music industry that would welcome successful learners at entry level, such as: • • •

Live Sound Music Production Broadcast

You may also like... • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Computing & IT • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £165 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as stationary and data storage devices.

“I like being able to work with other musicians and that I’m able to learn and improve my skills with mixing and music composition.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 2 Diploma in Music Technology


MUSIC TECHNOLOGY LEVEL 3 Equivalent to three A Levels, this course will give you the skills you need for a career in contemporary studio production and professional live audio engineering.

Exploring both the practical and theoretical aspects of sound production, you will be utilising professional hardware and software including our SSL (Solid State Logic) Duality mixing desk (the only one of its kind in a UK further education college), Apple Macs with DAW software, including Pro Tools and Logic, and industry-standard recording studios, both analogue and digital. These resources prepare you for the level of professional equipment and standards you will encounter in the industry. You will take an in-depth look at audio requirements and take part in a wide variety of field trips to industry-related areas. This course is ideal for both school leavers and mature students who are interested in live audio engineering and studio production (including computer music production), and who would like to prepare for a higher education qualification in this exciting field. Your tutors are fully active in the music industry, ensuring you encounter the very latest practices.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, including maths and English or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 Qualification, such as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate / Diploma in Music (minimum Merit grade) • Successful interview, initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: •

Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Music Production

Employment options may include: Qualifications BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology Duration Two Years Course Content Topics you will cover include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Live Sound Studio Recording Techniques Music and Sound for Media Music Technology Project Music Technology in Context DAW Production Music Technology Enterprise Opportunities Creative Synthesis and Sampling Composing Music Remixing and Reworking Music Technology in Performance Mixing and Mastering Techniques Studio Design and Acoustics Commercial Music Production Working and Developing as a Production Team

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Live Sound Technician Music Production Technician Broadcast Technician Record Company Employee (Business & Administration)

Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as stationary and data storage devices.

Did you know?

After the successful completion of this course you can apply to the College’s Level 4 HNC / Level 5 HND in Music Production To find out more you can visit the higher education section of the college website - www.hlcollege.ac.uk

You may also like... • Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Computing • Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Engineering Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £165

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PLUMBING LEVEL 1 This course includes domestic and industrial pipework fabrication as well as an introduction to electrical installation.

This course is designed to give you an introduction to plumbing, heating, electrical installation and other building services trades. You will also cover subjects such as refrigeration and air conditioning, which will provide a solid grounding for the general construction trades. You will spend one day a week in our specialist practical workshops, developing the hand skills and techniques necessary for successful progression to a relevant Level 2 course of your chosen specialism (plumbing or electrical installation), employment in the building services industry or working as an apprentice. You will spend the rest of your time gaining the essential theoretical knowledge which will underpin your future career and study choices. Many plumbers and electricians progress to design, consultancy, teaching and management, making the building services industry a career with a wide range of future pathways. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 1 in Building Services Duration One Year Course Content Topics you will cover include: • • •

Plumbing and Heating Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Operations Fundamental Electrical Installation Operations

The Level 1 Diploma is assessed through written and practical centre-marked assignments, and online examinations. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • Successful interview, initial assessment and a good school reference • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • • •

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Level 1 or 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plumbing

Employment options may include: •

Employment with a plumbing or electrical contractor

You may also like... • Foundation Studies in Construction & Building Services • L1 Diploma in Electrical Installation Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Did you know?

You can use this Level 1 course as an entry route to an apprenticeship. Find out more about apprenticeships in plumbing on the opposite page.


PLUMBING LEVEL 2 You will be taught plumbing design and installation by experienced tutors, enabling your progression into apprenticeships and the industry.

We also offer the following Apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

The need for good, qualified tradespeople is ever present in the plumbing industry. Good plumbers are still highly sought after and many go on to start and grow successful businesses. You will gain a range of specialist skills to enable you to progress to an apprenticeship and become fully qualified, covering hot and cold water systems as well as heating systems and basic electrics. You will develop your skills in practical problem solving, allowing you to install bathrooms, hot water systems and sanitary pipework. You will also develop the attributes needed to be a successful apprentice. Students are taught in our state-of-the-art workshops by our expert tutors, who are highly experienced in the plumbing and gas industry. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Duration One Year Course Content Topics you will cover include: • • • • •

Basic Principles & Processes of Plumbing Hot & Cold Water Supply Central Heating Sanitation Environmental Awareness

The course is assessed by portfolio completion, practical and theory assessments and online assessment. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements Please note that applicants without suitable practical experience will normally be advised to commence study at Level 1. •

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You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing Employment options may include: • Domestic Plumbing • Industrial Plumbing Contractor • Major Utility Companies You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees.

Plumbing (Mechanical Engineering Services), Levels 2 and 3 Gas Engineering, Level 3

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • • • • • •

Basic Principles & Processes of Plumbing Hot & Cold Water Supply Central Heating Sanitation Environmental Awareness Gas Safe Certification (Level 3)

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week. It will take around 24 months to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship and a further 24 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £220 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.

Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing). Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered Successful interview, and initial assessment and a good school reference

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PUBLIC SERVICES LEVEL 2 This course includes preparatory practical training and theoretical study to progress in the public services industry including the police, armed forces, fire service and ambulance service.

This outstanding practical course will help you develop the skills necessary for working within the uniformed public services. You’ll benefit from a wide range of public service-related outdoor and adventurous activities which could include gorge walking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking and hill walking. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take part in an overnight residential, participate in ongoing fitness training (relevant to public service entrance tests), learn self-defence and conflict management, as well as gain knowledge from visits to a diverse range of public sectors. Your tutors work closely with the police, fire and ambulance services as well as the armed forces to ensure that you receive relevant and up-to-date teaching. You will have the opportunity to develop key attributes, such as communication skills, flexibility, teamwork skills and the ability to think and work independently. All of these skills are crucial to public service work. Progressing to the Level 3 course is an ideal route to university-level study in a relevant area. Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • •

Public Service Skills Crime and its Effects on Society Sport and Recreation in the Public Services Land Navigation Driving in the Public Services Health, Fitness and Lifestyle for Public Services

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and performance on taster day • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • •

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Public Services Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport

Employment options may include: • • • • •

Royal Marines or Royal Navy RAF or Army Fire Service Police or Prison Service Outdoor Pursuits Instructor

You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Sport • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 Extra Fees for all Students

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Additional Course Costs £325

“I like how we don’t work out of a textbook hours on end - we get dirty. We have fun. We work as a team! I love how accepting everyone is, and how understanding they are for everyone around them.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services


EXPLORE WITH PROTECTIVE SERVICES The First Term The first term includes a number of icebreaking activities, helping the students to get to know each other and discover more about teamwork and the skills required. Activities may include: • • •

Canoeing Llangorse High Ropes Initiative Exercises

Teamwork, Leadership & Communication Unit We expect students to take part in a two-day army work experience residential as part of the Discipline, Leadership and Teamwork Unit. During this trip the students will be put through a variety of physical and personal challenges, to develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills. Developing Personal Fitness Programmes As part of their course, students take part in a range of physical and sporting activities that best prepare them for the physical demands of a career in the public services. Fitness training, testing and military self-defence are regularly used to ensure individual personal development, including collaborations with Hereford Combat Academy and CrossFit Hereford. Shrewsbury Prison A visit to Shrewsbury’s ‘The Dana’ Prison helps students understand how the justice system used to be, and how it has changed over the centuries, from Victorian prisoners, to the history of public executions. Parliament Trip The parliament trip explores how governments are run and the students took part in proposing their own laws. They later wrote their own policies and presented them to the Mayor of Hereford. Work Experience Students will work with and support various organisations during their time on the course. There is a unit solely based on volunteering and making the community we live in a safer place. The public service sector is ever-changing and recently voluntary positions have become inroads to gaining full-time employment within the uniformed services. Course content is reflective of current industry practice and the army residential is 30 hours of work experience. Canoeing & Water Safety The aim is to build up water-based confidence and get a taste of this exciting and dynamic environment. The water based unit aims to develop essential public service foundation rescue skills, using the same venues as the Hereford White Water Fire Brigade Response Team. Developing your water skills will improve your water confidence, as well as complement your CV. Climbing Students visit Hereford indoor climbing centres, to develop climbing and belaying skills, build trust in their team mates and overcome fears.

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PROTECTIVE SERVICES LEVEL 3 (FORMERLY PUBLIC SERVICES LEVEL 3) This course is equivalent to three A Levels and will give you a thorough and practical insight into the public services sector.

This course will prepare you for the mental and physical demands of life in the services, whether you decide to go straight into industry or continue to university-level study. You’ll benefit from being taught by professionals with years of service in the uniformed protective services and who still work in close collaboration with the police, fire and ambulance services. Designed to provide highly specialised work related knowledge, you will develop the understanding and skills sought by employers in a wide range of uniformed public services. With your positive outlook and willingness to step out of your comfort zone, you will take part in a wide range of different activities which may include: radio and communication, Royal Marines visit, climbing, hill walking, service fitness/ exercise drills, military unarmed combat/ physical intervention and conflict management through a series of role plays. Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two Years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • • • • •

Government and the Protective Services Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services Teamwork, Leadership & Communications Developing Personal Fitness Programmes Police Powers and the Law

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. This course includes an element of self-study. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include English), consideration will be given to relevant Level 2 qualifications at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and performance on taster day • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • • •

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Level 4 / 5 Higher National Diploma in Public Services BSc (Hons) in Outdoor Adventure Leadership & Management/Physical Education & Outdoor Education

Employment options may include: • • • •

Armed Forces Emergency Services Outdoor Education Statutory Agencies

You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £335 (per year)

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Did you know?

After the successful completion of this course you can apply to the College’s Level 4 HNC / Level 5 HND in Public Services To find out more you can visit the higher education section of the college website - www.hlcollege.ac.uk


CASE STUDY Victoria Craddock Public Services Level 3 “Initially I wanted to join the Navy and decided that the Public Services course would be a good fit for me. Rather than studying A Levels in a classroom, I wanted to be active and I was drawn to the outdoor nature of the course. I went to an Open Event at the College and after seeing how dynamic the course was, I knew it would be right for my learning style. The outdoor elements are my favourite part and at the same time as studying, I can have fun experiences with my friends such as climbing, caving, kayaking and more. I love the fact that I can gain a qualification at the same time as doing something I enjoy so much. I would 100% recommend the course to anyone who loves the outdoors and leads an active lifestyle. I have recently been awarded an unconditional offer and scholarship at the University of Central Lancashire, to study Outdoor Adventure Leadership BA (Hons). I am looking forward to taking the transferable skills I have learnt at college through to my higher education study and future career.�

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SPORT, FITNESS & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Choosing the right course for you

The sport and leisure sector is a fastgrowing industry and whether you are certain of your career path or whether you are unsure but know you love sport, fitness or outdoor activities, Herefordshire & Ludlow College have three courses for you to chose from. All courses are practically based and will guide and support your progression into employment, further training or higher education. All level 3 courses available are equivalent to three A Levels and completion of any of the them will allow you to apply for most Sport degrees in the UK. When studying on any of the courses available, you will be provided with the opportunity to learn about the careers available in your chosen field and develop the necessary skills to be self-employed within the industry. In addition, you will understand the impacts of physical activity on health and wellbeing and all level 3 students will complete a research project on a subject of interest to you. Level 2 Sport (page 98) A one-year course that prepares students for progression on to level 3 qualifications or directly into employment. A practical course that focuses on enhancing confidence and providing the knowledge needed to be successful in a variety of sporting jobs. From anatomy to nutrition and sports coaching to injury rehabilitation, you will experience it all. Level 3 Sport (page 99) If you are unsure of your career choice but know you want to work in the sport and leisure industry, or if you know what career path you want to follow but want to experience a wider range of options, this is the course for you. Unique to the other level 3 course on offer, this two-year course will provide you with a broader experience, giving an insight into what is available in the sports industry. Sports coaching is the primary focus, with the aim of improving your confidence when working with others. In addition, you will experience personal training, sports nutrition, sports Injuries and many opportunities for practical sport performance.

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Level 3 Sport, Fitness and Personal Training (page 100) If you love all things fitness and want to guide and inspire others to become a better version of themselves, this is the course for you. This course is primarily focussed on students wanting to work in the fitness industry, either as a gym instructor or personal trainer. This course is fully recognised in the industry and on completion of the qualification students are qualified to start work with clients. With an additional focus on sports nutrition and sports injuries, studying this further with higher education is also an option.

What else is on offer… Practical Pathways: All Sport & Fitness Education students can choose to take part in one of the following academy pathways – football, netball, basketball or fitness. The Fitness Pathway will involve taking part in a diverse range of fitness activities, as well as cross-college sports activities, whilst members of the Football Academy, Netball Academy and Basketball Academy will train four hours a week and play in the National Colleges League. Work Experience: All Sport & Fitness students are required to complete a minimum of 35 hours work experience. Previous placements have included, primary & secondary schools, coaching companies, NHS and outdoor activity centres. The Sport & Fitness BTEC National qualifications are demanding but very rewarding. You will learn a lot about yourself and you will make friends for life, but you must be organised, take responsibility of yourself and be prepared to give it your all. But you can feel proud to achieve a BTEC because, whatever your plans in life – whether you decide to study further, go on to work or an Apprenticeship, or set up your own business – your BTEC National will be your passport to success in the next stage of your life. Good luck, and we hope you enjoy your course.


Herefordshire Football Association: At Hereford Campus we run Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Sport. We work in partnership with Herefordshire Football Association (HFA) and deliver the training programme for the Under 18 squad of players from their Player Development Centre. You will receive your classroom education alongside other sports athletes however you will also be representing the HFA. The Diplomas and the football academy are delivered by teachers and coaches from our Hereford Campus. Both the Level 2 and 3 courses offer the chance for football players to gain a formal qualification whilst continuing the development of their footballing abilities. Each HFA student will be given an Individual Development Plan and the HFA will assess their football performance throughout the programme; alongside this, the footballers will undertake their BTEC Level 2 or Level 3 Sports programme at the college. The successful completion of the Diploma gives students the opportunity to gain a wider knowledge and understanding of Sport, and also to play football to their highest standard; not everyone will become a future player so it is important that students can explore all pathways available to them, such as coaching, working in the health and fitness industry, sports administration or even progressing onto university.

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TECHNICAL DIPLOMA IN SPORT LEVEL 2 Develop your sport and fitness skills, including coaching, personal training and injury rehabilitation.

Making use of the college's gym facilities, you will extend your skills in a diverse range of team and individual sporting activities giving you an overall grounding in sport and fitness. You can also gain a range of further qualifications, such as sports coaching and first aid, as well as English and maths. Your theoretical study will cover a wide variety of subjects, enhancing your understanding of your physical performance and preparing you for further study. This will include areas such as fitness testing and development, anatomy and physiology, effects of exercise on the body, planning and leading sport activities and injury in sport. You will also have the opportunity to enhance your understanding through educational visits to leisure facilities, schools and sport stadiums, in addition to activities that will challenge you mentally and physically, such as blind football, raft building and obstacle courses. Qualifications Level 2 Technical Diploma in Sport

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • • •

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport – Fitness Services Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

On completion of the course, students have the option to move straight into employment:

Duration One Year

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Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below:

You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Public Services

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Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.

Fitness for Sport & Exercise Practical Sports Performance The Mind & Sports Performance The Sports Performer in Action Training for Personal Fitness Leading Sports Activities

Assessment is continuous with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study English and maths at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Leisure Centre Attendant Assistant Fitness Instructor Assistant Coach

Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £160 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £300 (per year)

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“I like the theory and practical side of the course, we are not just stuck in a class room all the time. Its helping me to develop skills and learning new things on every unit.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 2 Technical Diploma in Sport


SPORT LEVEL 3 A popular course that provides a broad range of experiences in the Sport and Leisure industry. Enhance your practical sporting skills with coaching & teaching as well as the study of elite performance, testing & rehabilitation.

You will participate in a diverse range of sporting activities as well as coaching experiences in local primary and secondary schools, visits to national sporting venues and additional qualifications, including first aid and Sport Leaders Award. Utilizing the gym facilities at Folly Lane, you will develop your understanding of the impacts of physical activity on health and well-being as well as the ability to safely and effectively instruct fitness tests. You will have the chance to enhance your specific sporting skills through analysis and training, in addition to studying the importance of nutrition for sport performance and how to manage and treat sport injuries.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification to Merit grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. University or Higher Education study options may include:

Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development (equivalent to three A Levels)

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Duration Two Years

Employment options may include:

Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • • • • • •

Anatomy & Physiology Fitness Testing Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation Nutrition for Sport Performance Sports Coaching Practical Sports Application

Assessment includes written tasks, group presentations, reports, video analysis and practical skill observations. There are no examined units. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £300 (per year)

Sports and Health Studies Teaching Physical Education Sports Development/Coaching Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy

Leisure Centre Assistant Working for a Local Authority in Sports Development Coaching Personal Training The Armed Services

You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fitness & Personal Training • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities

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SPORT – FITNESS AND PERSONAL TRAINING LEVEL 3 A new and exciting course that provides students with the experience and qualifications to work in the fitness and leisure industry as Personal Trainers (accepted and supported by the Register of Exercise Professionals – REPs and the Chartered Institute of Management for Sport and Physical Activity - CIMSPA).

This course has been designed for students who aspire to work in the fitness industry and through practical application students will gain industry recognised qualifications and the skill set required to be successful.

Assessment takes place using a variety of methods; essays, presentations, teaching assessments, practical performance assessments, external assessment, projects, group work, practical work experience and independent research.

The two-year qualification will provide students with the technical skills needed when working with clients in a gym environment, carrying out gym inductions and leading small-group-based exercise supported by underpinning knowledge of the body and specific populations.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification to Merit grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in English and mathematics • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Students will gain the confidence and knowledge to work with individual clients to develop training sessions and programmes that meet clients’ individual needs and help them to achieve their training or health goals. In addition to the practical elements of the course, students will develop an understanding of nutrition for physical performance, and business & technology in personal training. This will support learners in giving nutritional advice and guidance to clients as well as preparing students to set up and manage their own personal training business, which is a popular employment route for many professionals working as personal trainers. Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, Fitness & Personal Training (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two Years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • • • • • • • •

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Anatomy & Physiology Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing Professional Development in the Sports Industry Self-employment in the Sport Industry Instructing Gym based Exercise Exercise and Circuit Based Physical Activity Instructing exercise to music Instructing water-based exercise

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. REPS have confirmed that on successful completion of the qualification direct entry will be permitted for learners to go into the industry in roles such as: • • •

Fitness instructor Gym instructor Personal Trainer

REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provide a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards. Members of REPs are protected with specialist insurance that includes public liability and personal accident cover, which supports self-employment activities. Learners are able to continue to develop their careers through industryendorsed Continuing Professional Development programmes.

It can also support those intending to progress onto University or Higher Education, options may include: • • • • • •

Fitness Skills Development Personal Trainer Skills Development Nutrition for Sport Performance Sports Injuries Fitness Testing Business and Technology in Personal Training

You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £300 (per year)


TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 2 Opens doors to global job opportunities, air cabin crew safety training and specialist industry skills.

You will expand your travel experiences by enjoying and learning through many UK visits as well as having the opportunity to take part in a cabin crew training day with one of the largest airlines. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your skills through practical demonstrations and hands-on experiences. This course has been designed to develop the vocational skills which are needed for a career in the travel and tourism sector and you also have the option of an overnight trip. In previous years Dublin has been a popular destination.

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (or grade D) or above (to include maths and English) • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Your specialist tutors have strong links within the industry, which will enable you to gain the experience and knowledge you need to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma and on to industry or university-level qualifications.

Study options may include:

Qualifications Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism

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Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • •

The Cruise Industry Working as an Overseas Representative Promotion & Sales Tourist Destinations

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme through assignments, projects and observations. A minority of examinations have now been included by the awarding body. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

“I like that college has made me feel more confident in more things I do now.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Employment options may include: Overseas Holiday Representative Cabin Crew Hotel & Hospitality reception/admin Apprenticeships

You may also like... • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business • Level 2 Diploma in Childcare Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £350 Additional fees for trips and visits will apply.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 3 Equivalent to three A Levels, this course will open doors to global job opportunities, long haul travel and the potential to progress to university-level education.

Your learning experience will be enhanced by a wide range of exciting trips and visits. This includes UK day visits and a European residential trip to Spain or Portugal. We also travel to New York or Los Angeles as part of the long-haul experience. Training with recognised large airlines will make up an exciting part of your programme. Our teaching team have strong links within the industry, including with TUI and British Airways, which will enable you to gain the experience and knowledge to succeed in this sector. You may choose to work in a hotel, fly with an airline as cabin crew, or possibly choose a career closer to home in a travel agency. Many students also choose to progress to university-level courses before progressing into the industry.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include English and maths) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to their chosen subject area.

Qualifications Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism (equivalent to three A Levels)

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: University degree Access to higher education Apprenticeships

Employment options may include: Duration Two Years Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • •

Passenger Transport Long Haul destinations Overseas holiday representatives European destinations Sustainable tourism

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme through assignments, projects, case studies and presentations. Each year will also include one external exam and one controlled assessment. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Airline Cabin Crew Overseas Holiday Representative Cruise Customer Relations

You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £515 (per year) Additional fees for trips and visits will apply.

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“My tutors are really good teachers and help me with all my work. The trips are really enjoyable and I look forward to going on them.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism


TRAVEL & TOURISM ABROAD Travel and Tourism students benefit from numerous visits both in the UK and abroad that provide firsthand experiences to support their learning at college. Throughout the year students visit places such as: • • • • • • • •

British Airways Cabin Crew Training Centre at Heathrow Airport (Level 2 & Level 3) Cardiff (to include, Ice-Skating all groups) Drayton Manor (includes talks by guest speakers, all groups) Roman Baths in Bath (Level 2 & Year 1 Level 3) The Costa Dorada, & Barcelona Spain (Level 3) The Algarve, Portugal (level 3) Dublin (Level 2) Optional New York & Los Angeles Trips taking place in February over the two-year course (Level 3)

These visits assist with completing assignments within the course units such as: Customer service, Hospitality, the airport experience, working in Business & overseas representatives. Spain Second year Level 3 students are tasked with organising an amazing trip to either Portugal or Spain for both themselves and the first year students. We take over 50 students departed from Birmingham or Bristol Airport and arrive to lovely sunny weather. The year two students arrange the flight, hotel and transfers for the group. The stay in either La Pineda (Spain) or Quarteira near Villamoura (Portugal). During the trip they visit beautiful cities such as Barcelona where they visit Las Ramblas, cathedrals and Barcelona FC Nu Camp football stadium, Faro where they see The Capela dos Ossos (Bone Chapel) and take in the culture. Students will either visit a waterpark or a theme park to finish the busy week off. Team building games take place every evening, where students entertain each other, quizzes, games, but the highlight is always the fashion show with outfits designed using limited items (black bin liner) by each team as part of the unit, Overseas representative’s unit. New York & Los Angeles Level 3 students have the option each year to take part in these USA overseas experiences as part of their module on Global Destinations, and airport experience units. These five-day trips include scheduled flights and hotel accommodation, as well as numerous visits to famous sights in Los Angeles, the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’, Santa Monica, Warner Bros Studios, Universal Theme Park and film studio tour and watch the basketball (The LA Lakers). In New York, they visited Central Park, took a horse and carriage, the Empire State Building, Dumbo, Fifth Avenue, 9/11 Memorial and a basketball game – Brooklyn Nets. All of our trips develop our students, becoming independent young adults, develop confidence, building on knowledge, adding essential employability skills, as well as linking these trips within their assignments. Dublin Our Level 2 students organise an overseas trip to Dublin, as part of their ‘Planning an Event’ unit. A very early departure from Birmingham airport meant we could make the most of our stay. Arriving at our hotel by 10am, we checked in and were ready to explore. The Level 2 group had pre-planned the events for the day which included a visit to Dublin Zoo. The group experienced the best of Ireland’s historical capital including sampling the local food, spending time in the shops, visiting Trinity College and Dublin Castle.

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HOLME LACY CAMPUS COURSES A−Z

The Holme Lacy Campus offers an outstanding learning environment, designed to give our students the practical skills, knowledge and experience for successful progression into their chosen career or university. Recent redevelopments include new classrooms, state-ofthe-art welding facilities and excellent new workshops. The Campus is based on a 257 hectare mixed organic farm which includes ancient and commercial woodlands, and traditional parkland with ponds and streams.

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LAND-BASED STUDIES LEVEL 1 This is a hands-on introduction to working in animal care with possible pathways into equine and agriculture along with educational visits and transferable skills.

You will take part in a variety of exciting practical projects, both on the estate working with cattle, sheep and horses and in the animal care unit with a variety of animals such as rodents, reptiles and birds. There are educational visits to such places as zoological gardens, wildlife parks, farms, agricultural shows or markets. This course provides an ideal introduction to land-based industries, including animal care, agriculture and equine and will help you decide if these are areas in which you would like to work. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain a variety of transferable skills, such as handling both large and small animals, grooming, conducting health checks, or estate maintenance. You will experience working in a range of environments relevant to the industry and will be taught in both practical and theory-based sessions. Qualifications Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course and units will be selected, where possible, to match the interests of the group. Unit topics may include: • • • •

Care of Animals Handling, Feeding & Accommodation of Small Animals Wildlife & Conservation Repair & Maintenance of Fencing/ Paths

Each unit will be assessed by a combination of assignments, class exercises, practical assessments and end-of-unit assessments. There is also an online health and safety test. All students are expected to undertake work experience relevant to their area of interest and will study English and maths at an appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Entry Requirements • A minimum of two GCSEs or an Entry 3 qualification or equivalent • Initial assessment for English and maths • Successful interview • An enthusiasm for the subject Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in subjects such as Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Care or Forestry • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture

“I am enjoying the course and I feel like I am learning and the teachers are encourage me to do well.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies

Employment options may include (after further training): • Farm work • Conservation/horticulture • Kennel/pet shop assistant You may also like... • Subjects in Animal Care or Equine Studies • Other Level 1 subjects at the Hereford Campus Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £165 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £185 Personal Equipment You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £70.

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AGRICULTURE LEVEL 2 Develop your practical farming skills on the College’s working organic farm, utilising both traditional and modern farming methods.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

You will gain practical experience of tractor fieldwork, estate skills and a range of stock tasks, as well as being given an opportunity to visit relevant shows and exhibitions. You can gain certification in one of the following certificates of competence: telehandler, ATV, shearing or tractor driving. You will experience work in a range of agricultural areas through practical sessions on the College farm. This will be underpinned by your theoretical classroom work and backed up with relevant work experience in the industry. With a strong emphasis on combining traditional skills with modern technology and legislation, this course is ideal if you are working towards employment in the agricultural sector. Successful completion at Merit grade or above will allow you to progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma or move into employment with an apprenticeship (entry requirements apply). Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths, science and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification at Distinction grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • • •

Employment options may include: •

Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • •

Work-related Experience in the Landbased Industries Environmental & Land-based Business Farm Animal Production Land-based Machinery Operation Tractor Driving Estate Skills

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. It also includes 150 hours of work experience over the duration of the course. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Agriculture Level 2 Apprenticeship in Agriculture Level 3 Apprenticeship in Agriculture

Agriculture and allied industries

You may also like... • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Agriculture • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £165 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £185 Personal Equipment You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £70.

Agriculture, Level 2 Stockperson

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills in the workplace along with developing knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to your chosen sector, including: • • • • •

Health & Safety Managing the Welfare of Animals Preparing Feed & Water for Livestock Preparing Outdoor Sites for Livestock Preparing & Operating a Tractor

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes in English and Maths unless you already have prior achievement at grade 4. Duration is 12−24 months depending on the level of study and will usually require attendance in college for 1 day per week.


AGRICULTURE LEVEL 3 Equivalent to three A Levels, this course provides a route into positions of responsibility in the industry or progression to relevant university-level courses.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • •

This course is ideal for those working towards positions of responsibility in the agricultural industry and is based on an integration of theoretical and practical sessions backed up by work experience. You will gain an understanding of all aspects of modern farming practices based around our 230-hectare organic farm which will cover a wide range of livestock and arable operations. You will also enjoy a range of trips to various local and national shows and demonstrations.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, to include maths and English, or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Furthermore, you can gain certification in one of the following certificates of competence: telehandler, tractor driving, ATV, pesticides, shearing and chainsaw. People qualified in this diverse sector are often welcomed by other relate industries because of their broad education, skills, training and experience.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Qualifications Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Agriculture (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two Years Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • • •

Animal Anatomy and Physiology Principles of Plant/Soil Science Business Management in the Landbased Sector Agricultural Livestock and Crop Production Land-based Machinery Operation Business Management Crop Production

Assessment is continuous, with end of module exams, a synoptic assessment and practical work. This course includes 300 hours of work experience through the duration of the two years with assignments, projects and practical work.

Study options may include: • • •

Apprenticeship in Agriculture University-level courses Level 4 Diploma in Agriculture

Employment options may include: • • •

Stock Person Contractor Advisory Work or Commercial Representative

You may also like... • Apprenticeships in Agriculture

Agriculture, Level 2 Stockperson Agriculture, Level 3 Crop Technician

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills in the workplace along with developing knowledge and skills relevant to your chosen sector, including: • • • • • • •

Health & Safety Managing the Welfare of Animals Preparing Feed & Water for Livestock Preparing Outdoor Sites for Livestock Preparing & Operating a Tractor Carrying out Harvesting Operations (Level 3 only) Planting Crops (Level 3 only)

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes in English and Maths unless you already have prior achievement at grade 4. Duration is 12−24 months depending on the level of study and will usually require attendance in college for 1 day per week.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £185 (per year) Personal Equipment You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £70.

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ANIMAL CARE LEVEL 2 Learn the professional skills necessary to understand the behaviours and enhance the welfare of a broad collection of animals, from common domestic pets to exotic reptiles and birds.

We also offer the following Apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: •

This programme is designed to give you a good understanding of how to care for animals, developing your practical skills and helping you to appreciate the extent of this vibrant and growing industry. Learning will be through a combination of classroom-based and practical workshops utilising the campus’s fully-equipped animal care unit. There will be opportunities to visit animal care organisations, including wildlife parks, zoos and small businesses. You will also be involved with our unique ‘Careers Week’ which aims to inspire you and provide the opportunity to meet a variety of employers. Also included will be the opportunity to take part in activities designed to enhance your experiences of this industry, such as Wolf Watch UK, beach cleans, an annual dog show and other events. Learners will have the opportunity to gain a recognised First Aid qualification along with other experiences designed to improve employability skills. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Diploma in Animal Care Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • • • • • • •

Maintain Animal Health & Welfare Animal Feeding and Accommodation Working in the Animal Care Industry The Principles of Animal Biology Animal Behaviour and Handling Kennels and Catteries Animal Breeds and Grooming

Assessment is continuous, with end of module exams, a synoptic assessment and a range of practical and written assignments. This course includes 150 hours of work experience gained from working one day a week in our animal care unit and along with a placement within an industry setting. All full-time students are required to study maths and English to at least GCSE level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths, science and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification at Distinction grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Technical Diploma in • Animal Management • Animal Care Apprenticeship Employment options may include: • Kennels or Catteries • Animal Sanctuaries • Pet Shops You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care • Level 3 Technical Diploma in Animal Management • Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £165 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £185 Personal Equipment You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £35.

Animal Care & Welfare Assistant, Level 2

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and behaviours relevant to your chosen course, including: • • • • • •

Cleaning & Maintaining Animal Accommodation Providing Feed & Water to Animals Promoting & Maintaining the Wellbeing of Animals Grooming animals Handling & Restraining Animals Training Animals

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is 12−24 months depending on the level of study.


CASE STUDY CJ Pilcher-Morris Level 2 Animal Care Apprenticeship now employed at K9 Cares Ltd “Growing up I was always interested in animals, and knew that I wanted to have a career working with them. When I finished school I knew I wanted to get straight into animal care rather than studying A Levels, so I started the Level 2 Animal Care qualification full-time at the Holme Lacy Campus. Following a work placement at K9 Cares, I knew that long-term I wanted to get into dog grooming as a career, and pursued the Level 2 Animal Care Apprenticeship. I really enjoyed the apprenticeship, as I gained a lot of work-based experience, with just one day a month in college and the rest in work. It meant that I was able to be much more hands-on in what I was doing, putting all of the theoretical thinking that I had learnt into practice. I was also able to learn from my colleagues, as well as the college. My job now is great as I get to spend all day with the dogs, helping to bath and clip the dogs that are in for grooming, as well as looking after their wellbeing in the day care areas. I’d recommend doing both the full-time and the apprenticeship courses as the full-time gives you a lot of knowledge and theory, which you can then use in practice during employment or an apprenticeship. For me now, I’d like to learn more about dog grooming, and maybe one day I can open up my own dog grooming business.”

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ANIMAL CARE The animal care department offers a wealth of experience for students hoping to progress to employment in the sector or for those wishing to study related subjects at university. The Animal Care Unit is a valuable resource for students and houses a wide range of animals ranging from exotics such as chameleon and tortoises, to rodents such as hamsters and degus. Students learn a great deal from working practically with the animals and are able to apply their theoretical work to a real animal care environment. Careers Week is an exciting event that gives students the chance to gain an insight into their employment sector. Industry experts are invited to talk to students about their job roles, including how they got to where they are, what they enjoy (as well as what they don’t), and what they recommend to students who are looking to specialise. In addition to their studies and practical work on the Animal Care Unit, students go on all sorts of trips and visits. In the past these have included Crufts, Crocodiles of the World, Oxford Natural History Museum, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and an inspirational visit to Wolf Watch UK. As well as all of this, our students take part in valuable work experience placements within the animal care industry including: • K9 Cares Ltd Doggy Daycare • Vets4Pets • Rainforest Exotics • Cats Protection • General Dogsbody • Wye Valley Vets • Houghton Project • Riding for the Disabled

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ANIMAL CARE LEVEL 3 This is a specialist course, equivalent to three A Levels, in the welfare, biology and management of a wide range of animals. We also offer the following Apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • This advanced programme will help you learn practical skills and competencies with a broad range of animal collections to prepare you for work or university. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of species in our animal unit. Throughout the programme you will have the chance to make a variety of visits which may include Crufts, Chester zoo, Amazing Animals and Wolf Watch UK. The course is suited to both school leavers and mature students who have relevant experience within the industry and who have a genuine interest in animal welfare and management. It is based on lectures, practical duties and work experience. This is the perfect programme if you are intending to work within the animal industry and want to learn more about the wider concepts relating to the management, welfare and biology of animals. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two Years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • • • • • • • •

Biological Systems of Animals Animal Welfare and Breeding Animal Behaviour/Communication Principles of Animal Nursing Feeding and Nutrition Small Animal Rehabilitation Wildlife and Ecology Conservation Farm Livestock

Assessment is continuous, with end of module exams, a synoptic assessment and practical work. This course includes 300 hours of work experience through the duration of the two years and must include experience with kennels and catteries. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths, a science subject and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade

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Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Degree-level courses including Animal Behaviour, Animal Training, Science, Conservation or Zoology • Veterinary Nursing Diploma or Degree (at another institution) • Level 3 Apprenticeship Animal Management (Supervisory) Employment options may include: • Animal Rescue Centres/Sanctuaries • Conservation Projects • Animal Technician/Nursing Assistants You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture

Animal Care & Welfare Assistant, Level 2

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and behaviours relevant to your chosen course, including: • • • • • •

Cleaning & Maintaining Animal Accommodation Providing Feed & Water to Animals Promoting & Maintaining the Wellbeing of Animals Grooming animals Handling & Restraining Animals Training Animals

Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is 12−24 months depending on the level of study.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £225 (per year) Personal Equipment You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £35.

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BLACKSMITHING & METALWORKING LEVEL 2 This course is run by the longest established blacksmithing training college in the country, with staff dedicated to providing training for those who wish to work in the various areas of forged iron, ranging from traditional to contemporary design work.

This course seeks to lay the foundation for a successful career in forged metalwork and comprehensively teaches the technical skills that are essential to becoming a competent blacksmith. There is also the opportunity to enter into competitions, one of these being at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. High-achieving blacksmiths trained at the College are very well regarded by employers and many subsequently trade in their own right. This subject is an excellent choice for a self-motivated and hard-working person who will be expected to have good hand/ eye coordination and artistic ability in this exciting and growing industry. Most students completing this course continue to the level 3 to further develop their skills.

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Blacksmithing qualification • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: •

Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalworking Duration One Year Course Content The course is mainly delivered in the workshop, with related knowledge sessions. Units include: • • • • •

Blacksmithing – traditional skills including forging, forming, cutting and joining Application of Welding of Fabrication Processes Metal Fabrication Essential Workshop Health & Safety Drawing skills

Units are assessed by practical and written assignments. All full-time students under 19 at the start of their programme are required to study maths and English to at least GCSE grade 4. Please see page 6 for more details.

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalwork (1 year) Level 3 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalwork (2 year)

Employment options may include: • • •

Blacksmithing Metal Fabrication Welding Trades

You may also like... • Level 2 Access to Farriery • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Welding • Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £165. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £900 Personal Equipment You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £100.

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“I really like the atmosphere at the college and the facilities are really good. The course is extremely fun and engaging and I feel I am learning a lot.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalworking


BLACKSMITHING & METALWORKING LEVEL 3 This course is run by the longest established blacksmithing training college in the country, with staff dedicated to providing training for those who wish to work in the various areas of forged iron, ranging from traditional to contemporary design work.

This course will give you an excellent grounding for progression either into industry or onto a relevant university-level course. Working in one of the largest blacksmith training facilities in Europe, you will manufacture most of the hand tools required for project work and learn about the properties of materials which blacksmiths use, including those metals less common in blacksmithing such as stainless steel, copper and wrought iron. A blacksmith must have a good eye for form, solid hand/eye coordination and the ability to plan work and estimate costs effectively. You will be required to develop your breadth and expertise in the technical areas of forge work, welding and fabrication. After an initial period of technical development, students will be expected to research, design, develop and make complex pieces in both contemporary and traditional styles Qualifications Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Extended in Blacksmithing & Metalworking Duration One / Two Years Course Content The course is mainly delivered in the workshop with related knowledge sessions. Previous experience in blacksmithing or progression from the Level 2 Diploma will be an advantage. Units include: • • • • •

Forgework / Welding / Fabrication Operation of Small Business / Self Employment Production of a Project / Commission Portfolio Artistic Drawing & Design/Historical & Design Research Attention to Decorative Finishes & Site Work Evaluation

This course includes 300 hours of work experience – ideally this will take place in the vacation between years one and two. Students are expected to organise this part of their training. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level (if not already achieved). Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (including maths and English) or a Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing at Merit grade or above (to include forgework skills) • Successful interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area • Previous forgework experience is advisable Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £900 (per year) Personal Equipment You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £100.

Study options may include: • BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing at HLC & HCA • Design and Forgework Skills at HLC (for employed smiths) Employment options may include: • Self-employed Blacksmithing • Contemporary Design or Traditional Reproduction/Restoration You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Farriery Access

Students will be assessed on their ability to produce well-researched, well-designed and well-made pieces within the context of a predicted and actual production time. This is to develop a professional and business-like approach, which can be measured against industry norms. Units are assessed by practical and written assignments.

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INTRODUCTION TO FARRIERY LEVEL 2* This is a preparatory course in forgework and horse care to prepare you for entry into the specialist and competitive Level 3 Apprenticeship in Farriery.

To practise as a farrier you need to be registered with the Worshipful Company of Farriers. To register with them, you will need to successfully complete a recognised Apprenticeship in Farriery leading to the Worshipful Company of Farriers Diploma. The aim of this course is to provide the basic level of equine and forge skills to prepare you for an Apprenticeship in Farriery. Gaining an Apprenticeship can be challenging and having basic skills in blacksmithing, welding and equine knowledge can greatly enhance your chances of success. This course offers the expertise of our highly qualified farriery and equine tutors. To gain farriery experience you will be encouraged to organise and undertake a period of work experience with a qualified farrier, which will help reinforce your awareness of farriery as a possible career. * Please note, whilst this programme will provide the grounding for your farriery apprenticeship you will need to have achieved 5 GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science at grade 5 or above in order to be able to progress into the Farriery Apprenticeship programme. This will also be subject to having secured employment with a Training Farrier (ATF) and a successful interview. Qualifications Level 2 Certificate Forgework Level 2 Certificate in Horse Care Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • •

Blacksmithing – forging, forming, cutting, joining & tool production Welding – the application of welding processes Relevant Statutory Requirements of Health & Safety Equine Studies – equine biology and horse handling

with a qualified farrier. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification at a Distinction grade. • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the subject area • All farriery apprentices will also need to meet the registration requirements of the Farriery Registration Council (FRC) before you start your Farriery Apprenticeship Standard. Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Apprenticeship in Farriery Employment options may include: • Apprenticeship in Farriery • Blacksmithing (and related metalworking) • Equine-based Employment You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalwork • Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £165 Extra Fees for all Students

The units listed are provisional and variations may occur. Assessment is done throughout the year, with the NPTC practical forging exam taking place at the end of the academic year along with the theory test. All students are encouraged to participate in working

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Additional Course Costs £900 Personal Equipment You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £100.

We offer a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Farriery, as a progression from the Level 2 Farriery Access course provided all the entry requirements have been met. Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with relevant knowledge and understanding including: • • • • • • • •

Health & safety Tool making Handling horses Horse foot care planning Trimming hooves Making horseshoes Fitting horseshoes Welding & fabrication

Duration and Attendance You will attend college on a blockrelease attendance pattern, during which time assessment of your progress will be undertaken while you gain knowledge and understanding. You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. Typical duration of the programme is four years.


CASE STUDY Kathleen Beaman Farriery Apprentice "I am originally from Southampton and came here straight from completing my GCSEs to study the Farriery Access course; at the time you needed to have completed that before starting an apprenticeship. I decided to study Farriery as I felt it was a direct path into a job, also I didn’t want to follow the crowd and take the usual route into A Levels. When I finish, I would like to start my own company; I already have a good client base, as a lot of my friends have horses, so that’s handy. Herefordshire & Ludlow College is one of a few colleges who offer a farriery course; I chose to study here because the tutors were straight talking with me. They explained what was expected of me and what would happen in the weeks commencing; everything they told me was correct. I also really like the forges and all the people on the course; even though we’ve only spent two weeks together there is already an obvious bond, which I feel is largely down to there not being many of us in the class. My favourite part of doing this apprenticeship is that there is a lot to learn, practically and through course work. The theory really helps me to understand why something isn’t working when I’m in the forge doing practical work, whereas before if something didn’t work I couldn’t pick up on why; the practical side of the course really challenges me, which I love. I also think the small class size works really well as we get more one-to-one time with the tutors. I would definitely recommend this course to someone; however, I would advise that you’d need to be really committed to putting the hours in and willing to sacrifice a lot of your time; but it is definitely worth it for the outcome at the end of the four years."

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FORESTRY & ARBORICULTURE LEVEL 2 You will gain industry-specific qualifications including basic chainsaw use, tree planting, machinery operations and estate skills.

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • •

This is a very practical introduction to the skills required to work safely and effectively in the forestry and countryside industry. You will follow a seasonal work pattern, gaining a wide range of experience by working and learning on the College’s superb 250 hectare estate. There is the opportunity to develop broader skills, which will ensure your progression towards a rewarding and satisfying career. Establishing a broad understanding of the working environment is vital to becoming a valued and useful member of any forestry or countryside business. Practical skills are underpinned by sound theory and working examples. As the course is designed as a ‘pre-apprenticeship’ programme you will be in an ideal position to progress to an apprenticeship with the College.

Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Forestry & Arboriculture

Duration One Year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • • • • • •

Land-based Business Studies Establish Trees & Shrubs Carry Out Ground-based Arboriculture Operations Introduction to Land-based Machinery Operations Felling & Extraction of Timber Estate Maintenance

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. This course includes 150 hours of work experience with local estates and contractors within the industry through the duration of the course. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification at a distinction grade

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Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • •

Forestry or Arboriculture Apprenticeship Level 2 Industry-based Certificates of Competence

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Forest/Woodland Worker in Public or Private Sectors Grounds & Estate Maintenance Self-employed Conservation or Forestry work on Country Estate or for a Countryside Organisation

You may also like... • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Forestry or Arboriculture • Level 2 in Agriculture Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £165 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £310 Personal Equipment You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £150.

Arborist Standard, Level 2 Forest Operative, Level 2, with choice of 2 specialisms – Harvesting or Establishment & Maintenance

Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, including: • • • • • • •

Health & Safety Tree identification Establishing trees Emergency First Aid +F Surveying & inspecting trees Operating machinery to fell trees Operating machinery to process trees

You will also gain a number of certificates of competence which will allow you to work safely in the industry. Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be blockrelease training days planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is typically 24 months.


CASE STUDY Giles Morell Forestry and Arboriculture Apprenticeship “I am currently completing a Forestry and Arboriculture apprenticeship at Herefordshire & Ludlow College at the Holme Lacy Campus. I picked this because it is something that gets me up on my feet and enjoying the outside life. Before I decided to do this, I was studying sport at the Hereford campus. I feel like it isn’t a massive jump in subject, because it is still active like sport; the transition from that course to this apprenticeship was quite easy and they complement each other well. I also only found out about this apprenticeship through doing sport, if I hadn’t started it I may never have found out about this. I am currently carrying out my work placement with Edwards Tree Services and I’m really enjoying it, I see myself staying with them for quite a while after completing my apprenticeship – there is definitely room to progress within the company. I think my favourite part of the apprenticeship and why I chose to do one, is being able to learn and earn at the same time. I chose Herefordshire & Ludlow College because it was close to home for me, I also know it is a good place to come after studying sport. I would definitely recommend the course and the College to a friend as it’s really easy to get to and the course is very flexible.”

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HORSE CARE LEVEL 2 A practical and specialist course for ambitious students who are passionate about horses and wish to follow a career within the equine industry.

An excellent opportunity for you to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of horse care and riding through both practical and theory-based sessions. The course includes valuable work experience which will enable you to develop reliable practical skills in the equine industry and on the College equine yard. All full-time students participate in yard duties throughout the year alongside their main programme of study. A rota is put in place and will include some weekends. Previous students have taken part in many different visits, including to the Horse of the Year Show and Badminton Horse Trials, as well as to various yards, including racing, polo, dressage and natural horsemanship. There are opportunities to gain additional qualifications such as Emergency First Aid at Work, training for BHS Stage exams and the BHS Riding and Road Safety. You will also get the chance to compete on college horses and take part in various events. Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care (16−19 only) Duration One Year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • •

Principles of Feeding & Watering Undertake Routine Stable Duties Horse Behaviour & Welfare Riding on the Flat Maintain Animal Health & Welfare Introduction to Keeping a Horse at Grass

Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. This course includes 150 hours of work experience through the duration of the course. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification at a Distinction grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma / Extended Diploma in Horse Management Employment options may include: • Groom in the racing industry • Working in animal welfare organisations • Groom in equine yards You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care • Level 2 Diploma in Farriery Access Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £165 Extra Fees for all Students Additional Course Costs £185 Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £170 (hat, boots, jodhpurs and gloves).

“All tutors and students are friendly, there is help if needed.“ Taken from Student Voice Survey 2020, Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management


CASE STUDY Dannii Wilkes Horse Management Level 3 Dannii started at the College on the Horse Care Level 2 qualification before progressing on to Horse Management Level 3. Over the summer, Dannii was working with an international events rider and is looking long-term to go into a career in horse grooming. “Holme Lacy is a brilliant campus to learn at, as all the staff and students are friendly. Coming to the College with no prior experience, I didn’t feel that this would be an issue, as the staff welcome students of all abilities and experience. The course itself is great, you learn a lot of skills and the best parts for me are the hands-on, practical elements of the course. I love riding, working in the yard and grooming the horses, it’s not all academic work. When I finish the course, my plans are to go into a career in horse grooming, I was working for an international events rider over the summer, which was a great experience. I would really recommend this course as it offers great opportunities and plenty of practical work, without the need for any prior experience.”

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HORSE MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 A specialist work-related programme of study, equivalent to three A Levels, that covers key knowledge and practical skills required for a successful career in this amazing industry.

This course will teach you how to care for horses up to competition level and give you the opportunity to work at our commercial riding school. The course gives a broad-based and in-depth study of the industry and its various disciplines. We aim to provide the best possible vocational experience for you as well as developing your learning and understanding of equine academia. All full-time students participate in yard duties throughout the year alongside their main programme of study. A rota is put in place and will include some weekends. You will also have the opportunity to organise and run an equine event, as well as to visit Your Horse Live, Badminton Horse Trials and the Horse of the Year Show. Students also attend residential study tours, which include visits to The National Stud, British Racing School, Rossdales Equine Veterinary Hospital, Tattersalls and a study tour to Cirencester. Qualifications City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma / Extended Diploma in Equine Management Opportunity to gain BHS qualifications, First Aid at Work Duration One / Two Years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • • • • • • •

Horse Behaviour & Welfare Principles of Equitation Event Management Yard & Stable Management Anatomy & Physiology Equestrian Teaching Competition Grooming

Assessment is continuous, with end of module exams, a synoptic assessment and practical work. This course includes 300 hours of work experience through the duration of the two years. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English and a science) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on meeting entry criteria.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16–18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. Extra Fees for all Students

Study options may include: • Foundation Degree Equine Science • BSc (Hons) in Equine Science/Studies

Additional Course Costs £225 (per year)

Employment options may include: • Riding Instructors/Freelance Teachers/ Work Riders/Yard Supervisors • Management (with further experience)

Personal Equipment You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £170 (hat, boots, jodhpurs and gloves).

You may also like... • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma /Extended Diploma in Animal Management • Level 2 Diploma in Farriery Access


FINDING US HLC has two campuses in Herefordshire; the Hereford Campus is situated near the city centre to the north-east and the Holme Lacy Campus is in a rural setting about 6 miles south-east of Hereford city centre. Ludlow College is situated in Shropshire, just a 20-minute journey from Hereford by train.

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HOW TO APPLY If you need any further information, give us a call on 0800 032 1986. Alternatively, come along to one of our Open Events (see page 3) and talk to the course tutors.

Check the entry requirements for each course and then complete the application form (see page opposite) with no more than three choices of course.

If you do not have a copy of the application form or you need another copy, please don’t hesitate to contact our Enquiries Line on 0800 032 1986 and one will be sent out to you. Alternatively, you can apply online via the College website: www.hlcollege.ac.uk/apply.

Send your application form to: FREEPOST RTKT-SLSZ-ACBL Herefordshire & Ludlow College, Admissions Office Folly Lane, Hereford HR1 1LS.

An acknowledgement letter will be sent to you within 3 days of receiving your application. (If you don’t receive a letter, please call the Enquiries Line: 0800 032 1986.)

A date and time will be organised for your interview and you will receive notification of this by letter. There will be a reply form attached to your interview invitation and you must send this back to confirm your appointment date.

The interview will give you the opportunity to discuss your reasons for choosing your course and what your future plans may be. The tutor is there to help you, so please ask as many questions as you like to make sure you are happy with your choice.

After your interview, you will receive either a letter to confirm your course offer or a letter of referral to another suitable course.

There will be an acceptance form attached to your letter, which should be sent back to us to confirm your acceptance of the course offer.

You will be informed of the enrolment dates in August.

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INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL STAFF & CAREERS ADVISERS

We pride ourselves on maintaining a strong positive relationship with our fellow professionals in schools and in careers services around the area. We recognise the diverse options available to young people. For some, Herefordshire and Ludlow College may be the right answer, for others a different route may be better. Our overriding concern is to make sure that young people make a well-informed decision about their post-GCSE progression. We also know that every year some school pupils stay on into a sixth-form and then find after a year that they need to change direction. Easing the transition of those Year 12 students is just as important to us as helping Year 11’s who decide going on to College is what best meets their needs. Similarly, our work with 14−16 year olds is a vital part of ensuring all young people can benefit from the widest range of options to help their development. We have set out (see below) some of the ways in which we can work with schools and careers advisers to ensure their pupils arrive at an informed decision. Before young people join us full time: •

We are happy to visit school assemblies for your careers events

We offer Open Events at the College

We can provide subject-specific talks and demonstrations

We can arrange one-to-one contact with staff and current students

Our team leaders and tutors are very happy to speak with teaching staff/careers advisers regarding the progression routes we offer

We will speak to you about any young people whom you believe may require extra support during the transition period

Further info Smoke-Free Campuses Employees and students are not allowed to smoke in any area other than designated smoking areas. Smokers are requested to be respectful towards non-smokers and dispose of litter safely. For advice on quitting smoking you can contact the NHS for help and guidance - NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 022 4332.

Disclaimer As well as the college-level courses included within this guide, we also offer an extensive range of part-time and higher education courses, apprenticeships, programmes for businesses, plus short and recreational courses for adults. Course guides and further information for each of these areas are available via the enquiry line 0800 032 1986, or on our website at www.hlcollege. ac.uk. At HLC we aim to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information. Every care has been taken when compiling this document; however, sometimes things do change after the time of print. HLC cannot be held responsible for any omissions, errors or changes and some of our courses are offered subject to sufficient numbers of enrolments. For these reasons, we do advise that you call to check essential information, particularly with regards to course fees.

Car parking Please note that the car parks at the Hereford Campus are privately managed and it is vital that all users follow our guidelines; full details are available from reception or on our website in ‘Maps & Directions’ under ‘College Information’. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in vehicles being clamped, penalty charged, or towed away. A permit system is also in place at the Holme Lacy Campus.

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OPEN EVENTS Hereford Campus, Folly Lane

Tuesday 10th November 2020, 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm Wednesday 20th January 2021, 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm Thursday 11th March 2021, 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm

Holme Lacy Campus, Holme Lacy

Saturday 14th November 2020, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Saturday 23rd January 2021, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Wednesday 10th March 2021, 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Virtual Open Events

Virtual Open Event recordings are available to view on our YouTube channel at any time.

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