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UNIVERSITY CENTRE

UNIVERSITY LEVEL COURSE GUIDE 2020

“I can go further”


WELCOME TO HEREFORDSHIRE & LUDLOW COLLEGE This prospectus provides you with a guide to our university-level education programmes – a good choice of high quality courses delivered locally to meet your needs.

Thanks to our successful long-standing partnership with the University of Worcester, we are able to offer a wide range of university-level courses to help satisfy learner and employer demand for Higher Education, available locally in Hereford. The college/university partnership, the Hereford University Centre, also offers a range of public lectures and other activities to raise the educational and cultural aspirations of the communities we serve. In recent years we have seen increasing levels of interest in higher education, and there are many reasons for this: > Employers’ expectations – employment prospects are generally enhanced for people with higher level qualifications. > Excellent personal support and high levels of expertise from our tutors. > Good value for money – our fees are competitive and most of our students further reduce costs by living at home; many work to help finance their learning. > Strong partnerships. We are a partner of the University of Worcester. > Positive learning experiences. Our student feedback is very complimentary.

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The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education reviewed our university-level courses in 2014. The outcome was excellent and several areas of good practice were identified, including: > The effective preparation of students for higher level study. > The effectiveness of the extensive embedded academic and pastoral support systems. > The design of programmes enables students to acquire additional vocationally relevant accreditations. I hope you will enjoy browsing this prospectus to see what university-level courses are available for you in Herefordshire. Should you require any further guidance, please get in touch with our course tutors who will be delighted to help and advise you.

Ian Peake MA BSc FCMI FCIPD, Principal and Chief Executive

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CONTENTS

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Open Events Hereford Campus (Hereford University Centre) Tuesday 12th November 2019 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Welcome from the Principal Hereford University Centre Who We Work With Your Qualifications Explained  Student HUB & Learner Services STEM Manifesto Supporting You

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Courses22-67 Access to HE

22-23

Access to Higher Education Diploma

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8-9 10-14 15 16-17

Equality & Diversity

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Safeguarding & Prevent

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Money Matters

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Graduation Day

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Accountancy24-25 AAT Accounting Technician Diploma

Business & Management

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26-30

Human Resources Management

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Management & Leadership

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Strategic Management & Leadership 

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Outdoor Education & Sport

How to Apply

68-69

Blacksmithing & Design Artist Blacksmithing BA (Hons)

Outdoor Adventure Leadership & Management BSc (Hons)

48-49

Physical Education & Outdoor Education BSc (Hons)

50-51

Sport and Community Foundation Degree FdA

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Public Services HNC & HND

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Teaching, Education & Support

Index70 Finding Us

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Care & Counselling

34-45

Certificate in Higher Education 

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Mental Health FdSc

36

Early Years (0-8) FdA Counselling FdSc

38-39 41

Integrative Counselling BSc (Hons) Top-Up42-43 Health & Social Care FdSc

97%

54-60 55

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Wednesday 22nd January 2020 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Primary & Outdoor Education BA (Hons) 47

Diploma in Education & Training Courses22-67

46-53

Thursday 12th March 2020 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Holme Lacy Campus Open Events Saturday 9th November 2019 10.00am – 12.00 noon Saturday 25th January 2020 10.00am – 12.00 noon Wednesday 11th March 2020 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Level 5 Diploma 57 Assessing & Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Level 7 Diploma

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FdA Learning Support

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Technology61-67 Computing & Systems Development HND62 Electrical & Electronic Control Engineering HNC

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Computer Aided Manufacture & Automation HNC

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Music Technology HND

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“My teachers encourage me to behave well and to work hard”

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What is Hereford University Centre?

Run 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?

92%

“I am developing the skills I need to get a job”

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? > 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? 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.

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. Wednesday 18th September 2019 Public lecture: Do Altruists exist? Tuesday 22nd October 2019 Public lecture: The glacial and climate change in the European Alps Tuesday 19th November 2019 Public lecture: How to choose happiness Tuesday 10th December 2019 Public lecture: Hard to Swallow – An insight into eating disorders

Want to know more?

Who we work with Apart from the relationship with the University of Worcester, HLC is proud to work closely with many other different organisations to increase the availability of university courses in Herefordshire, facilitating access to higher education, and raising the educational aspirations of young people and adults to achieve their full potential. As well as being an Associate College of the University of Worcester, the College works in partnership with Pearson for the validation of teacher training and Engineering. We also work with the British Dyslexia Association for our Diplomas at Level 5 and Level 7 in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties. The BA (Hons) in Artist Blacksmithing at the Holme Lacy Campus is run jointly with Hereford College of Arts, a programme validated by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. As well as the university partnerships, many of our courses have long-running relationships with industry specific institutions. These are the leading experts in their subject and our courses are tailored to their professional standards:

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to one of these events please contact: Student Hub Coordinator T: 01432 352 235 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk 6

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Association of Accounting

Technicians Chartered Management Institute

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YOUR QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED

94% “I enjoy my course”

What is Higher Education?

What is a Degree?

What are HNCs and HNDs?

Higher education refers to courses which are Level 4 and above. It covers a diverse range of courses and qualifications, such as first degrees, higher national diplomas and foundation degrees. Many courses take place in universities, but plenty are also taught at colleges or in partnership with specialist institutions.

BA, BSc, BEd, BEng undergraduate or bachelors degrees are nationally recognised qualifications consisting of academic study designed to give you an in-depth understanding of that particular subject. There are different titles and levels of degree, such as: BA - Bachelor of Arts BSc - Bachelor of Science BEd - Bachelor of Education BEng - Bachelor of Engineering

An HNC is a Higher National Certificate and an HND is a Higher National Diploma. Many HNDs include the HNC within their structure. The time it takes to complete each qualification will vary between different providers. These qualifications tend to be of a more practical and vocational nature. They are designed to give you the skills to put specialist knowledge to effective use in a particular job. They are reputable qualifications that are highly valued by employers both in the UK and overseas, and can also count towards membership of professional bodies and other employer organisations.

What is a Foundation Degree? FdA, FdSc Foundation degrees are nationally recognised qualifications focusing on a particular job or profession; they combine work place learning with academic study. The study methods can be very flexible, which means that they are available to people already in work, those wishing to embark on a career change and to those who have recently completed Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A Levels, advanced apprenticeships or NVQ Level 3). A foundation degree is equivalent to two thirds of an honours degree. They aim to enhance the professional and technical skills of staff within a profession or those intending to go into that profession. You can use a foundation degree to: > Assist with a change in career or progress your current career > Gain technical and professional skills > Gain professional recognition > Achieve a full honours degree through further study

Higher Apprenticeships Higher apprenticeships offer a work-based learning programme and lead to a nationally recognised qualification at Level 4 or 5. They offer a combination of learning in the workplace and time learning in college. HLC offer higher apprenticeships in the following subject areas; Accountancy, Health & Social Care, IT and Management. For more information please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 0800 032 1986 and select option 4.

Postgraduate Qualifications These are courses for graduates of Level 4 or Level 5, which involve one or two years’ additional work after a degree and normally lead to a master’s degree or other postgraduate qualification.

Ready to Apply? Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Once you have decided on a course you can refer to page 68 to start your application process.

If you have previously studied at higher level, or you have equivalent experience, you may be able to get credit for this on your course at HLC. If your course is run in partnership with another institution then their APL policy will apply. In applying for APL this ‘prior learning’ could be translated into a number of credits to contribute directly to your higher level qualification. These credits would be mapped directly to specific modules, removing the need for you to study them. If you would like to discuss APL please contact the College and ask to speak with the course tutor. They will happily go through this with you in more detail.

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STUDENT HUB & LEARNER SERVICES

STUDENT HUB & LEARNER SERVICES

HUB Resources, Support & Advice

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 college.

Careers & Advice

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 Fresher’s Fair. Learner 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.

Our Learner Progression Advisor provides free, impartial, Matrix accredited confidential advice to potential and current students. The Advisor can give advice to help you make the best decisions for your education, career and university-level opportunities.

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 College.

For an appointment or to find out about drop-in sessions please contact: Gail Kilminster Learner Progression Advisor T: 01432 365 382 E: kilminsterg@hlcollege.ac.uk

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

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 advisor and academic guide. Participating in three one-to-one 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: > 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

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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. 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 note-taker > Assistive technology e.g. hearing induction loop and Dictaphones 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

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STUDENT HUB & LEARNER SERVICES

Student Support Advisor

Student Voice

HLC has a Student Support Advisor who is available for you to talk to if you have any concerns. You can go to the Advisor for all sorts of topics, ranging from depression to accommodation, and sexual health to budgeting. Atlanta Hazlewood Student Support Advisor T: 01432 365 353 M: 07967 732 896 E: hazlewoodatlanta@hlcollege.ac.uk

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 2017, which involved 2,300 students, the College was able to make significant changes. You can see the outcomes of our Student Voice results throughout this prospectus. 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.

Financial Support

To get involved please contact:

For information regarding financial support please see our ‘Money Matters’ section on page 18 or contact our Admissions Team.

Student Hub Coordinator T: 01432 352 235 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk

T: 0800 032 1986 E: admissions@hlcollege.ac.uk

Complaints Procedure

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:

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’.

Post 16 Transport Department at Herefordshire Council T: 01432 260 928

If you need any help in accessing the procedure or if you have any questions about making a complaint, please contact:

Post 16 Transport Department Herefordshire Council Education Directorate PO Box 95 Blackfriars Street Hereford

Viv McLaughlin Head of Learner Services T: 0800 032 1986 E: mclaughlinv@hlcollege.ac.uk

Transport

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.nus.org.uk or speak to a member of staff in the HUB.

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Other Services

Eden

Refreshment Facilities at the Hereford Campus

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. Contact:

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 and Starbucks is situated next to Reception.

Eden T: 01432 365 343

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.

Gym To burn off some excess energy, the College has an agreement with Hereford Sixth Form College, which allows students to use its ‘Sixth Sense’ gym facilities at discounted rates. Nursery HLC’s 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

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. 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: Hayley Jenkins Sport Enrichment Officer E: jenkinsh@hlcollege.ac.uk T: 01432 365 380

92%

“I would recommend the College to a friend”

Student Hub Coordinator T: 01432 352 235 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk

Studying a STEM subject? We’re investing in your future. The College is a STEM Assured and accredited centre, a prestigious kitemark that underpins the College’s commitment to providing excellence in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Our STEM provision has been assessed to be of the highest quality, designed to produce skilled and employable students and supporting the current and future skills needs of the region’s economy, in partnership with local businesses and employers. Our STEM focus over the next 3-5 years includes: > Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing > Digital Technology > Sustainable Construction & Building Services > Applied Science, Health & Well-being > Agri-Tech, Food & Environmental Technologies > Mathematics & Science Significant investments have already been made in support of our STEM provision, such as CNC lathes and milling machines to support the teaching of advanced manufacturing, industry standard CAD/CAM technologies (including 3D Printing), a Gas Training Centre to support the needs of the Gas Engineering industry, the latest advanced diagnostic equipment for our motor vehicle workshops, and significant enhancements to our welding provision including a CNC laser cutter and increased workshop capacity. In addition, we have continued to invest in cutting edge technologies such as virtual reality, robotics and automation, for the benefit of our students. The College is proud to be able to offer a wide range of further and higher technical education that prepares students for successful and sustainable STEM careers.

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SUPPORTING YOU

94% “I feel safe at College”

The following pages offer advice and guidance regarding the support we can give you during your time with us. They include details on the support available from the Learning Support Team, what’s on offer from our facilities, how to get involved in student enrichment and also important finance guidance in our Money Matters section. If you still have questions once you’ve looked through these pages just give us a call on 0800 032 1986.

Support available at HLC The College is committed to ensuring that students, staff and visitors are not subject to harassment or discrimination. 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, Team Leader, Assistant Principal or the College’s Safeguarding Coordinator.

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.

Safeguarding & Prevent 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. Buildings Accessibility The College has introduced a number of adaptations to its buildings in line with the Disability Discrimination Act (2001). 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 Learner Services Team on the Enquiries Line, 0800 032 1986.

Ali Wells, Safeguarding Coordinator T: 07790 833 601 E: wellsa@hlcollege.ac.uk

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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 well-being. 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 well-being, safety or rights, then you should contact your Tutor,

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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 Atlanta Hazlewood, Student Support Advisor T: Ext 353, 01432 365 353 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 Viv McLaughlin, Head of Learner Services T: Ext 666, 01432 365 566 Anna Gumbleton, Student Support Advisor, Ludlow College T: Ext 316, 01584 872 846 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

Partnership Courses Those students enrolled with other institutions providing franchised courses at HLC (e.g. University of Worcester or Hereford College of Arts) may be eligible for additional bursaries, depending on financial circumstances. The institution you enrol with can provide all the necessary details.

Every care has been taken while compiling this information but with the government making frequent changes to both the fees, support and eligibility criteria we would highly recommend you check all essential details prior to enrolment.

When can I apply for student finance? Student finance can be applied for each academic year. This can be done online via www.gov.uk/student-finance Students can apply from early 2020 and up to 9 months after the start of the academic year.

Who qualifies?

Further detailed information is available on the College’s website. Please go to the Fees tab and look under Finance for HE.

Whether you qualify for student finance depends on: > your nationality or residency status > your university or college > your course if you’ve studied a higher education course before > your age

For students entering higher education in the 2020/21 academic year:

For further information regarding these criteria, please visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

Financial Support Available

Full-time students can apply for: > a Tuition Fee Loan > a Maintenance Loan > a Maintenance Grant > Disabled Student’s Allowance

Repayments You only have to pay back Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. You pay interest on these. You don’t have to pay back other student finance, e.g. any grants and bursaries. Repayments are linked to your income in the case of Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans, you only make repayments when your income is (currently) over a threshold level of £25,725 a year. If your income drops below this amount, repayments stop.

Part-time students can possibly apply for the following depending on their course ‘intensity’ (you may be able to get a loan if your part-time course has a ‘course intensity’ of 25% or more. ‘Course intensity’ measures how much of your course you complete each year compared to an equivalent full-time course.) > a Tuition Fee Loan > a Maintenance Loan > Disabled Student’s Allowance

Part-time students sometimes start repayments while they’re still studying. Each month you pay back 9% of any income over the threshold. Further information and a repayment calculator can be found by visiting: www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan/what-you-pay

EU students may be able to apply for: > a Tuition Fee Loan > help with living costs

Online Resources The student finance section of the www.thestudentroom.co.uk has the latest news and advice for all students, including those going to university. See Student Finance England at www.facebook.com/SFEngland and www.twitter.com/@sf_england to take part in student finance surgeries.

Further advice is available from: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

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Advanced Learner Loan Advanced Learner Loans offer another means of support: > For courses that began before 1 August 2016, Advanced Learner Loans may be available for people aged 24 and over who are studying at Level 3 and Level 4. > For courses that begin after 1 August 2016 Advanced Learner Loans may be available for people aged 19 and over who are studying at Levels 3 to 6. Advanced Learner Loans give students in further education access to 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 Advanced Learner Loan that they will only start to repay once they have left the course and are earning (currently) over £25,725. For the latest details please visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

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GRADUATION DAY

COURSES

“This year’s graduation was a joyful celebration of students’ tremendous educational achievements. Held in the awesome setting of Hereford Cathedral, on a fine sunny September afternoon, this was the perfect way to complete the Herefordshire & Ludlow College learning experience. We wish our higher education students every success for the future.” Principal Ian Peake, MA BSc FCMI FCIPD

The ceremony is a day of celebration, the highlight of the College year, not just for those graduating but also for proud family and friends. We like to uphold tradition, with students and staff wearing traditional gowns and mortarboards to receive their scrolls. Students usually go on then to celebrate with friends and family. Graduation marks the successful completion of higher level study and HLC takes great pride in ensuring it is a memorable and special day for everyone involved.

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Access to HE 

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Accountancy

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Business & Management

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Blacksmithing & Design

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Care & Counselling

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Outdoor Education & Sport

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Teaching, Education & Support

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Technology

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OUR COURSES

Access to Higher Education

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA

Access to HE Diploma

KEY FACTS

Herefordshire & Ludlow College accredited by OCN

Level: 3 Attendance: Full-time (15 hours per week in college) Duration: 34 weeks with some flexibility for extenuating circumstances Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

Our achievement rates for our Access to Higher Education Diploma are amongst the top in the UK and the course has successfully launched many adult students into a variety of careers. Offering an alternative route to traditional A Levels, the course has many different methods of teaching and assessment with an emphasis on building confidence and skills. We have skilled and experienced staff who are familiar with the specific concerns and difficulties encountered by people returning to full-time education after a break. Students find that they also gain a great deal of support from other members of the group. Course Content There are two possible routes: > Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) > Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences and Humanities). The course modules for Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) include: > Study Skills, Human Biology, Sociology, Psychology The course modules for Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences and Humanities) include: > Study Skills, Literature, Sociology, Psychology

Assessment A number of different teaching methods are used to acquaint you with those used in higher education, including seminars, discussions and workshops. You will attend lectures and study independently using college facilities. Assessments include essays, projects, oral presentations as well as open and closedbook examinations. The course is credit based and you are awarded credits for work that you have successfully completed. When you have accumulated enough credits you will be awarded an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Entry Requirements > A minimum of maths and English GCSE at grades 9-4 (A*-C) > Successful completion of; interview, comprehension exercise, literacy and numeracy assessment. Progression An Access to Higher Education Diploma will open doors to higher education. In addition, the work on the course will prepare for studying at degree level. Finally, it will boost students’ self-confidence and open their mind to new areas of interest. Course Fees For students aged 19+ years and above, tuition fees are £3,300 (at time of print). Students 19 years and above may apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund the tuition fees. Please note: Access students who go on to complete their higher education course at university will not have to repay this loan (subject to current government rulings). Information on finance and loans can be found on page 18 of this course guide. All fees are subject to change, please check with the College for the latest costs. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

All choices are subject to change and sufficient enrolments. The course aims to accommodate, as far as possible, other commitments students may have. Teaching hours amount to 15 hours a week within family-friendly hours and it is an excellent way to make a new start.

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Accountancy

AAT PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING Association of Accounting Technicians and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

AAT Accounting Technician Diploma KEY FACTS Level: Final level equivalent to NVQ 4 Attendance: Part-time Duration: Two years (could be completed in one year) Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

Accounting technicians are employed in accounting and finance, covering a wide range of roles in all sectors. The AAT’s international status and reputation mean that the qualification is widely respected and recognised in all employment sectors worldwide. There is also a Higher Apprenticeship Standard route for students who want to complete the same qualification which includes, where appropriate, Functional Skills. Students benefit from working with tutors that have worked with AAT as an awarding body for over 20 years and a wealth of experience in the accounting and finance sector. Course Content Students will be studying accounting and financial units such as Management Accounting (Budgeting, Decision and Control), Financial Statements of Limited Companies, Accounting Systems and Control, and Personal Tax. The course also includes a synoptic assessment that requires students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context. This is a rigorous course that includes 324 hours of teaching and learning over the year, and an expectation of additional time and study outside of the course hours. Entry Requirements You do not need to be working in an accounting environment to complete this qualification and some people use this qualification to start a new career.

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> You will need to be both numerate and literate to be successful. > Unless you have already achieved an accounting qualification you will need to complete the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, or equivalent, before commencing the Level 4. Assessment The qualification is assessed through six exams that are sat over the year in the units outlined above, including the synoptic exam. Your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer based assessments (CBAs) in each of these exams. Achievement in all six exams is required to gain the overall qualification. Progression The AAT qualification is sponsored by several accountancy professional bodies and can offer fast-track entry or exemptions into some higher qualifications. Alternatively, this qualification would enable you to work on a self-employed basis to provide accounting services or work within industry/practice. For more details about progression after AAT please visit www.aat.org.uk. Course Fees For students aged 19+ years and above fees are £2,192 per year plus materials fees of £120 and examination fees of £240 (at time of print). Students may also apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund the tuition fees. More information on finance and the loans available can be found on page 18 of this document. All fees are subject to change; please check with the College for the latest costs. Students wishing to study AAT as part of an apprenticeship should contact the Enquiries Team for advice on current fees and government funding available. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Business & Management

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT INTERMEDIATE DIPLOMA

Human Resources Management Level 5

KEY FACTS

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Level: 5

Management & Leadership Level 5

Attendance: Part-time Duration: One year/weekly attendance

Strategic Management & Leadership Level 7

Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

This course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It provides high-quality learning and development based on the student’s needs and is designed to develop and refine operational HR management skills and knowledge. The balance between the needs of the manager and organisation is achieved by the negotiation of an individually tailored approach. Students benefit from being taught by tutors currently working in the industry and also have the opportunity to take part in a mock employment tribunal guided by local solicitors. Course Content Your capability will be enhanced through the application and knowledge of HR management techniques, principles, theories and models. Unit titles may include: > Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources > Developing Yourself as an HR Practitioner > Managing and Co-ordinating the HR Function > Managing Resourcing and Talent Planning > Improving Organisational Performance > Developing Coaching and Mentoring within Organisations > Employment Law > Meeting Organisational Development Needs

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Assessment Course assessment will take place via assignments, projects or reports produced in all of the modules, there are no exams at this level. Entry Requirements This course is designed for aspiring and practising HR managers and graduates. Prior completion of the CIPD Level 3 course or Level 3 equivalent would be an advantage. Potential candidates can apply via the college application form and will attend a suitability interview. A written offer of a place may then follow. Progression Successful completion of the Level 5 programme provides entry (after discussion with the tutor) to the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Course Fees ÂŁ1,740 (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see Money Matters section of this course guide on page 18. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Each spring Kidwells Solicitors conduct a mock tribunal in conjunction with the CIPD students at Herefordshire & Ludlow College. The latest tribunal was based on the scenario of disability discrimination in the workplace, which had featured a change of internal workflow at work, and the eventual, alleged, unfair dismissal of the claimant; however this dismissal was not part of the mock tribunal. Rebecca Hardy, HR Director, conducted advocacy sessions with the students at the College for the weeks leading up to the tribunal, advising on the procedure for bringing and defending an employment tribunal claim and a whistle-stop guide to disability and discrimination in the workplace and the applicable law. The teams looked over the evidence contained in the joint tribunal bundle of documents, prepared for crossexamining and re-examining witnesses and providing oral submissions to the judge panel. This is no small feat; it is one that lawyers train for over six years to do. However, the dedicated HR students prepared for and performed at the mock tribunal in just under one month, enabling them to experience a tribunal in the safety of their education.

“The standard of the students work has impressed the Kidwells team for eight consecutive years now, and this year was no different,” commented Rebecca Hardy from Kidwells. “The selected advocates handled the difficult witnesses professionally whilst under pressure, tailoring their questions depending on the witnesses’ evidence, pressing for answers and discrediting evidence. The students competently reviewed complex evidence regarding disability discrimination in the workplace, prepared their arguments and demonstrated the ability to think on their feet whilst dealing with the witnesses. Kidwells were able to demonstrate the importance of HR in contentious disputes, how vital proper procedures, policies and an understanding of Employment Law is for the position they hold as HR practitioners. The buzz we saw on the day and the feedback we’ve received from the students after the Mock Hearing has been excellent and once again, the standard of work was a credit to the College.” After the students had concluded their cases, the judges retired to deliberate, the judgment being in favour of the respondent in terms of the disability. While the claimant’s illness was judged not to be a disability, it was shown that in a full tribunal, the employer would have actually lost, given that they were not thorough enough in their supportive actions to the employee, and it would have indeed been an unfair dismissal.

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 5 Chartered Management Institute and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 5 Attendance: Part-time (one day in College monthly) Duration: One year Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

This course is delivered through monthly attendance, tutorials and e-learning and is the industry standard for the early professional development of aspiring and practising operational managers and graduates. It provides highquality learning and development based on candidate needs and is designed to develop and refine day-to-day, operational, foundation level managerial knowledge and skills. The balance between the needs of the manager and organisation is achieved by the negotiation of an individually tailored approach. This course is carefully linked to the requirements of NQF Level 5 Diplomas and ultimately a master’s degree such as an MBA. It also links to the requirements of chartered manager status. Course Content Your capability will be enhanced through the application and knowledge of management techniques, principles, theories and models. You will study the individual and integrative aspects of the following units: > Managing your own Personal Development > Information-based Decision Making > Resource Management > Performance Management > Meeting Stakeholder and Quality Needs > Leadership Practice > Managing Recruitment and Selection > Human Resource Development > Management Research Project

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The course operates on a flexible basis to suit both student and employer needs. Students attend monthly workshops at the College, access e-learning at a time that suits them and receive online and tutorial support. Assessment Assessment is continuous throughout the course – each module requires an assessment and this may consist of a variety of methods including presentations, written essays and/or professional discussion. Entry Requirements This course is designed for aspiring and practising operational managers and graduates. Potential candidates should apply via the HLC application form and will attend a suitability interview. A written offer of a place may then follow. Some candidates may be asked to attend a panel assessment interview. Progression Successful completion of the Level 5 programme provides direct entry to the Level 7 programme. Candidates may also use the qualification towards exemptions on first or higher degrees in a relevant area, such as the MBA. Course Fees £1,665 (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Blacksmithing & Design

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA LEVEL 7 Chartered Management Institute and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 7 Attendance: Part-time (monthly workshops and tutorials) Duration: One year Location: HLC Hereford Campus

Artist Blacksmithing BA (Hons) This course assumes full knowledge, understanding, skill and competence in the areas covered by the Level 5 programme (see page 27). Individual units may be studied as standalone courses to complete a Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership – such as Strategic Marketing or Strategic Finance. Please call to discuss individual requirements.

Application: HLC application form

Assessment Course assessment will take place via assignments, projects or reports produced in some of the modules.

This course is the global standard for the professional development of high ability and strategic managers. It provides high-quality advanced learning and development at the right pace for busy managers to develop and refine higher level managerial knowledge and skills. The balance between the needs of the manager and organisation is achieved by the negotiation of an individually tailored approach. This course offers a blended learning style, with nine units delivered over eleven monthly workshops, online tutor support and tutorials. The course is carefully linked to the requirements of an NQF higher-level master’s degree such as an MBA. It is also linked to the needs of chartered manager status. This qualification has a credit rating of up to 120 credits at certain universities (please discuss this with the tutor).

Entry Requirements This course is designed for the practising manager or graduate. Potential candidates will attend a suitability interview. A written offer of a course place may then follow. You will need to be able to write academic or management reports and/or be in a strategic position in your organisation to benefit from this fastpaced approach.

Course Content Your capability will be enhanced through the application and knowledge of management techniques, principles, theories and models. You will study the individual and interactive aspects of the following units: > Managing Your Own Self-development > Strategic Organisational Direction and Strategic Planning > Strategic Finance > Managing Strategic Information > Human Resource Planning > Strategic Performance Management > Strategic Marketing > Strategic Management Research Project

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Progression The course is carefully linked to the requirements of a higher level masters degree such as an MBA. It also links to the needs of Chartered Manager Status. This qualification has a credit rating of up to 120 credits at certain universities (please discuss this with the tutor). Course Fees £2,020 (at time of print). All fees are subject to change, please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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ARTIST BLACKSMITHING BA (Hons) Hereford College of Arts and Herefordshire & Ludlow College Validated by University of Wales Trinity Saint David

KEY FACTS Level: 6 Attendance: Full-time Duration: 3 years Location: HLC’s Holme Lacy Campus - Rural Crafts Centre and Hereford College of Arts - Higher Education Centre Application: UCAS course code W720

This encourages applications from tenacious, motivated and creative individuals excited by the diverse and extensive possibilities of working in hot forged metal. The programme focus is about challenging norms and bringing contemporary ideas to the rich tradition of blacksmithing. Consequently, there is particular emphasis on innovative thinking and skilled making. It encompasses a breadth of practice from architectural design to interior product and sculpture, all made from hot forged metal. Supported by excellent lecturers and technical support staff, students have access to the largest training-based forge in Europe based at the HLC’s Holme Lacy Campus. A network of specialist workshops are available at HCA, where students extend their knowledge into such material areas as wood, ceramics, textiles and plastics. We enable our students to understand the connection between theoretical concepts and the practical concerns that drive contemporary forged metal design. This constantly evolving course is informed by current academic scholarship and the demands of a vibrant industry. The result: our graduates are defining and redefining the cultural position of forged metal design. You will develop your own personal vocabulary in hot forged metal by exploring and challenging the material and process. New and innovative ideas will be generated through critically reviewing personal research sources and an immersion in making work. A developing technical virtuosity in hot forging and metalworking technique will be central to resolving your quality

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designs into professionally produced and highly individual final outcomes. The BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing is recognised worldwide and is uniquely placed to be at the forefront of contemporary forged metalwork practice. Course Content Year One – Level 4: Investigative, Experimental and Analytical In year one, emphasis is placed upon the development of appropriate drawing, design, materials manipulation and specialist blacksmithing skills. Students are introduced to the importance of a reflective, analytical and evaluative approach through personal practical and visual research supported by learning journals. Studio activity is underpinned by seminars and lectures in which issues of a broader cultural and contextual nature are explored. Year Two – Level 5: Establishing Practice Building upon the understandings and experiences of the first year, you will be encouraged to develop a creative risk-taking approach underpinned by thorough research and an independent analytical process allowing them to make informed choices that determine the direction of their individual creative practice. Year Three – Level 6: Resolution of Practice This final year provides the intellectual and creative space for you to realise their creative ambitions through the production of a body of work. Emphasis will be placed upon your ability to demonstrate professionalism and autonomous learning in the resolution of ideas. You will be required to produce a business plan and market strategy focusing on their projected career intent as well as an in-depth and critical analysis of an agreed area of study in the form of a dissertation. Entry Requirements > Successful portfolio interview > 80 UCAS points new UCAS tariff system for 2017 (equates to 200 UCAS points previous tariff). For more details on the new tariff system please visit www.ucas.com/advisers/guides-andresources/tariff-2017 > Mature students can apply with related experience > Applicants whose first language is not English - proof of IELTS overall score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all sections (reading, writing, listening & speaking minimum age 18)

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Progression Artist Blacksmithing is enjoying a renaissance not only in the more usual arenas of domestic and architectural forge work but also within the gallery and public arts context, thus providing Artist Blacksmith graduates with clear opportunities to establish an innovative design-led creative practice. The programme develops graduates who are independent, critically aware practitioners, who possess proficient business management skills. They are also well-informed about their practice and have the capacity to express their ideas through the medium of forged metal with clarity, imagination and confidence. Many graduates develop careers as self-employed practitioners: setting up design studios and workshops, and producing work ranging in scale and breadth from large-scale exterior forged metalwork to small gallery objects. Graduates can choose to gain experiences by becoming journeymen working for smiths across the world or can explore opportunities in the creative arts sector via consultancy, community arts, teaching, artist residencies and postgraduate study. Course Fees All new full-time students at Hereford College of Arts have a tuition fee of £9,000 per year (at time of print). All fees are subject to change, please check with funding@hca.ac.uk and see the Money Matters section on page 18 for other important information. Contact Enquiries Del Done - Course Leader BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing, Hereford College of Arts Email: d.done@hca.ac.uk Call: +44 (0)1432 273 359

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Care & Counselling

Certificate in Higher Education (Cert HE) University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Certificate in Higher Education KEY FACTS

Mental Health FdSc

Level: 4

Early Years (0-8) FdA

Attendance: Full-time (one day per week) Duration: One year

Counselling FdSc

Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: UCAS – See specific courses for relevant UCAS Code Details

Integrative Counselling BSc (Hons) Top-Up Health & Social Care FdSc

The Certificate in Higher Education (Cert HE) offers University of Worcester and partner college students the opportunity to complete a one-year course, studying at level 4. Certificates in Higher Education (Cert HE) are available in a variety of different disciplines, including Mental Health, Early Years, Counselling and Health & Social Care. Course Content Certificates in Higher Education are available for Mental Health (page 36), Early Years (page 38), Counselling (page 41) and Health & Social Care (page 45). Each certificate is based on the course contents of the first year of the equivalent foundation degrees. Assessment Each certificate is based on the course contents of the first year of the equivalent foundation degrees, therefore the assessment methods vary by course. Generally, assessment is through a variety of forms, including case studies, written tasks, presentations, essays, see the foundation degrees for further details - Mental Health (page 36), Early Years (page 38), Counselling (page 41) and Health & Social Care (page 45).

Progression Students registered for the Cert HE who successfully complete the requirements for the award, may choose to continue to study in the following year towards the Foundation degree rather than exit with the Cert HE, after which they may then choose to then complete a relevant top-up degree too. Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print) – University of Worcester fee policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. Additional Costs A Disclosure & Barring Service check is required for this course and will incur an additional cost (£44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year). Any transport costs for work placements would need to be met by students. Additional costs may apply based on the course - please check the foundation level of courses for additional costs applicable to the specified course - Mental Health (page 36), Early Years (page 38), Counselling (page 41) and Health & Social Care (page 45). Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

Entry Requirements > UCAS Tariff: A minimum of 32 points at A level which must include at least one 6-unit award > All applicants will need to complete a Disclosure & Barring Service check, plus an occupational health check > Additional entry requirements or allowances may apply please check the foundation level of courses for additional costs applicable to the specified course - Mental Health (page 36), Early Years (page 38), Counselling (page 41) and Health & Social Care (page 45).

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MENTAL HEALTH FdSc

Natalie Johnson-Stanley

University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time (one day per week) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: UCAS course code L515 campus code C

This course is primarily aimed at those working within the mental health sector and is suitable for students from a variety of organisations and settings, including both the statutory and voluntary services. It is an exciting vocationally-focused higher education qualification, designed to integrate academic and work-based learning. Course Content The following modules are proposed over years one and two: Year 1 Mandatory > Effective Communication and Ethical Practice > Understanding Experiences of and Practices in Mental Health > Mental Health: Legislation, Policy and Best Practice > Mental Health: Personal and Professional Development in the Work Place Year 2 Mandatory > Team Working and Empowerment > Conditions and Interventions: Mental Distress > Mental Health: Individual Project in the Work Place > Applied Research and Evidence Based Practice Optional > Applied Human Biology and Managing Health Conditions OR > Reviewing Academic Literature in Mental Health Assessment Assessment is modular based with students being required to complete a variety of written tasks, case studies and presentations. At Level 5 (year two), there is a greater emphasis on students being independent and completing module assignments relating to their own chosen study area, interests and career progression.

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CASE STUDY

Completed the Foundation Degree in Mental Health and works for the National Probation Service.

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, case studies, reflective portfolios and presentations.

“I’ve worked in the probation service for the past 20 years with some work in mental health before that. I initially came across the Foundation Degree in Mental Health when I was looking for something in Law. Mental health is quite a prevalent subject in probation and I have also encountered it in my family.

Entry Requirements > All applicants will attend an admissions interview and will be considered on the basis of experience and/or previously certified learning e.g. BTEC National Diploma, NVQ, A Levels and other relevant awards with a minimum UCAS entry of 32 UCAS points > Candidates with non-standard entry applications (less than 32 UCAS points) will be considered on the basis of significant experience in the health and social care sector and attainment of skills to this level and will be required to complete a piece of written work in support of their application > Given the wide experience of potential applicants, applications for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Experiential Learning (APEL) are welcomed in accordance with the University of Worcester Admissions policy > Candidates will also need to complete a health questionnaire

I have learnt a lot from the course and my projects have been focused on the challenges offenders face in accessing mental health services. I am now much more aware of sectioning procedures and the role of mental health teams. It has helped me to see gaps in the systems much more clearly, particularly in relation to probation services. I’ve implemented a pilot scheme within the service and it is now a standardised form which flags up a record of concern.

Progression Successful candidates may top-up to a range of honours degrees at the University of Worcester or seek related employment. Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print) - University of Worcester fee policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18.

The course has really helped me increase my knowledge in mental health, including legislation and rights. As a result I am much more confident in my job when dealing with multi-agency meetings relating to mental health. My advice to other people interested in the course is for them to think that whilst returning to education is challenging, it is achievable. There is often funding available to help you and lots of support.”

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EARLY YEARS (0-8) FdA University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time, one day face-to-face attendance in college Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: UCAS course code X312 campus code C

This course combines academic rigour with practice-based experience to allow students to develop as reflective practitioners. The aim of the programme is to play a significant role in the ongoing development of the early years workforce. The course aims to provide a childcentred approach as well as a framework for academic and professional skills development. The programme sits within a culture of inter-agency working. Students are expected to develop their personal and professional dispositions within a framework that supports inclusion and diversity. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, you will be a graduate of the University and you will be equipped to apply theory to your practice. You will also be equipped to go on to study for the BA Honours Top-Up degree for Integrated Working with Children and Families. It is possible to study the Top-Up degree at the College’s Hereford Campus where it will be run by the University of Worcester. Course Content The course will prepare students to become proficient childcare educators. Students will be supported to extend their knowledge and understanding, and apply it to their placement settings, utilising their extensive knowledge of legislative and regulatory frameworks in early years. Students are able to improve their understanding of current issues surrounding the early years sector through seminars at the University of Worcester.

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Year 1 > The Developing Child > Health and Wellbeing > Playful Pedagogy > Introduction to Work-based Learning or Theory for Early Years Educator Foundation Graduate Year 2 > Childhood, a Global Perspective > Policy into Practice > Safeguarding Children’s Welfare in Early Years > Small Scale Practice-based Enquiry Assessment The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments, which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include presentations, reports, posters, essays, a long study, practice-based learning portfolios, observations of children’s learning and practice-based inquiry and professional reflective journal. Assessment is directly related to current practice expectations and is integrated within all of the course’s teaching. Preparation for summative assessment is structured into teaching methods through the formative processes of active induction, guided exploration, self-organising learner and selforganised learner. You have an opportunity throughout each module to submit formative work and will receive formative, constructive feedback and feedforward from tutors (and peers where appropriate) that will support your preparation for summative assessment. Entry Requirements > Four GCSEs at grade C or above including GCSE English Language at C or above (or recognised equivalency). Evidence of Level 2 Literacy is required, for example Key Skills Level 2 or GCSE English Language at C or above or equivalent. If you do not have evidence of Literacy at Level 2, it will be necessary to complete a non-standard entry essay to demonstrate competence in written English. Maths GCSE at grade C or above (or recognised equivalency) is desirable.

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Plus: > A minimum of one A Level or a Level 3 qualification equivalent to three or above A Levels, for example the CACHE Diploma or EdExcel BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. The current UCAS tariff requirements for entry are 32 UCAS points > In addition to this, practitioners who do not hold the qualifications outlined above will be considered on the basis of prior professional experience and related learning > The University of Worcester is committed to offering education to a diverse range of applicants. If you have prior learning (APL) which includes accreditation of certificated learning (APCL) and experiential learning (APEL) you may be able to use these to gain credits towards the Foundation Degree > The following are required for both standard and nonstandard entry: > A statement of support from your current employer to provide the time, opportunity and support for work-based requirements and release to attend university-based study > A testimony from an appropriately qualified referee > Evidence of current police check (DBS) clearance to work with young children Progression Those graduating from the foundation degree programme may apply to study for an Integrated Working with Children & Families BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree or other related subjects, from which it is possible to apply for a PGCE (Qualified Teacher Status) course and Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). This is providing you also have English, maths and science at GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) for PGCE; EYPS requires English and maths GCSE at grade 9-4 (A*-C). The Foundation Degree Early Years is also a suitable basis for a range of careers in social work, children’s charities, nurseries, day-care, schools and the health service.

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Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print) - University of Worcester fees policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course. Please refer to the University of Worcester’s DBS Policy for further details. A DBS will cost £44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year. Any transport costs for work placements would need to be met by students. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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COUNSELLING FdSc

Jake Robbins First year student on Foundation Early Years and volunteers at Weston Under Penyard Nursery. Jake completed the Health and Social Care Level 3 course at Herefordshire & Ludlow College, before deciding to then move on to the Foundation Early Years course. Jake’s long-term plans are to become a teacher in a Primary School. “After finishing my Health and Social Care course, I knew that I wanted to pursue a route into early years, and indirectly my work experience on that course led me to this one. This course is a great fit, as it allows me to not only learn the valuable skills, but I can apply them in my work too, as well as earning alongside my education. The course is really well structured; you get the opportunity to do a lot of practical work, rather than all theory, which keeps it interesting from a learner’s perspective. As we are a small group, we’ve bonded really well too, and because of that it’s generally less formal, giving us opportunities to learn from each other, as well as the tutors, who as we’re a smaller class, means they can focus more time on a one-to-one basis. The tutors are really knowledgeable, and we get a lot of guest speakers coming in who help to give their perspectives on the early years teaching environment too. We also get the opportunity to go to Worcester for lectures at the University, as well as taking part in a variety of activities; we’ve done role-play and even some carpentry! Alongside the experience and knowledge the tutors can pass on, they’ve also been able to give great guidance and advice on career pathways too, which I feel has been really important to me.”

University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time (one day per week) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: UCAS course code B941 campus code C

This course provides rigorous training that affords entry into the counselling profession. Its major strength is its close collaboration with counselling agencies/employers in the development of counselling practice opportunities. The course design takes full account of the core competency requirements contained in the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy’s Core Curriculum and takes a Person-Centred approach as its core model. Academic skills and personal development work reflect this emphasis, encouraging students to develop as reflective practitioners, who seek to offer a therapeutic relationship which fosters client change and development. One day a week is spent in college and another two days a week in related work-based activity and study. The Foundation Degree in Counselling totals 240 credits: 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5. Students who do not complete the programme, but obtain 120 credits at Level 4 may be awarded a Certificate in Higher Education. Course Content Year 1 (Level 4 Modules) > Person-Centred Approaches in Counselling > Social Political and Cultural Context of Counselling > Human Growth and Development > Personal and Professional Development 1 (double module) > Independent Work-based Learning 1 (double module) > Comparative Theoretical Approaches Year 2 (Level 5 Modules) > Introduction to Counselling Research > Developing the Skills of Person-centred Counselling > Personal and Professional Development 2 (double module)

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> Introduction to Counselling Ethics and the Law Relating to Counselling > Counselling for Loss and Grief > Work-based Learning 2 (double module) Assessment Assessment is through academic, experiential and workbased assignments/projects. There is a formal assessment of counselling skills at the end of each year. Entry Requirements > A Level 3 qualification in Counselling Skills (minimum of 120 hours tuition, which includes both theory and skills) or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Counselling > Passes at 9-4 (A*-C) in five GCSE subjects, including English Language or equivalent The method of teaching is varied and will involve experiential as well as didactic teaching and learning. Progression The course will place you in an excellent position to meet possible training requirements for counsellor registration. This course can help you obtain employment in a variety of settings such as schools and colleges, the NHS, different counselling agencies (e.g. bereavement, alcohol) and private practice. The qualification may also enhance possibilities for development in an existing role. Existing students also have the opportunity to access the new Integrative Counselling BSc (Hons) Top-Up course (see page 42). Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print) University of Worcester fees policy applies. All fees are subject to change and are approximate; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. Additional costs: DBS - £44 Update service £13 per annum Personal Therapy 20 hours (per year) - £800 Counselling Supervision Second year only - £400 - £600 Indemnity Insurance Second year only - £80 - £150 Individual BACP membership - £170 per annum, reduced rate £85 (available for those receiving certain state benefits or have no personal income, conditions apply) Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING BSc (Hons) TOP-UP University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 6 Attendance: Full-time (one day per week) Duration: One year Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: UCAS course code 52B8

This is an innovative, fascinating and up-to-date topup programme which will allow students to develop an impressive professional portfolio of skills to take into employment and enhance their career. Course Content Participants can develop their counselling knowledge and skills in a specialist area, conduct a literature review on a chosen area and undertake a negotiated work-based learning project of their choice. The top-up encourages a wider view of counselling in the 21st century, including the exciting developments in the present and future of the profession. It includes experiential and theoretical learning in a unique classroom setting, with outstanding individual support from our highly experienced teaching team. During the course, participants are also required to undertake approximately 50 hours of work-based learning, 20 hours of personal therapy and also continue their counselling practice (achieving a minimum of 50 counselling hours during the programme) with supervision to BACP requirements. Students will also need to allow time for independent guided study and assessment preparation. Emphasis is placed on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.

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You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, experiential exercises, group work, action methods, discussion groups, modelling, audio-visual input, clinical skills, creative work and personal research. The programme provides the opportunity to develop a specialism in a professional area of choice and we also place emphasis on your own personal development throughout the programme. Your supervised placement practice will allow you to apply your learning and gain valuable experience and confidence. Modules > Advanced Professional Practice > Specialist Work-Based Learning > Research for Counselling Practitioners > Counselling in the 21st Century Assessment The course provides opportunities to enhance and assess understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments such as journal writing, feedback on skills practices, and participation in experiential work, as well as feedback from your placement and supervisor. Each module has one formal or ‘summative’ assessment that is graded and counts towards the overall module grade, such as essays, case studies, recorded practice assessments, projects and research, and are formally marked. You will be awarded a grade or percentage which indicates whether you have successfully passed the module. Entry Requirements Academic requirements To be eligible for this course you must: > Possess a Foundation Degree (FdA) Counselling award at Levels 4 and 5, meeting BACP supervised practice requirements of 100 hours minimum, or equivalent. Applicants not meeting this requirement will be individually assessed by the Programme Leader, and must provide further evidence of qualifications at Level 5 or higher > Have achieved MBACP status (qualified counsellor and member of the BACP) at the point of application

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> Be in practice as a counsellor. It is expected that as qualified counsellors; students will enter the programme with counselling practice arranged in advance > Be willing to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, plus an occupational health check, during the application process Graduates of the Foundation Degree (FdA) in Counselling (see page 41) can ‘top up’ their award and obtain a University Honours Degree in one year of extra study. We also welcome applications from other qualified counsellors - this course offers an excellent opportunity to refresh and update their professional skills. For more information about the eligibility criteria regarding other counselling qualifications contact the Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986. Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print) - University of Worcester fees policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course and may incur an additional cost. There are also some additional costs as follows: DBS check £44 (Update service £13 per year) Personal Therapy 20 hrs - £800 Counselling Supervision - £400 - £600 Indemnity Insurance - £80 - £150 Individual BACP membership - £166 per annum reduced rate £83 Please note all costs are approximate. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE FdSc

Seweryn Szaja CASE STUDY

First year student on Foundation Degree Health and Social Care and works at Perry Manor. “Having worked in a health and social care environment for the past 4 years, I was eager to start a relevant qualification that would help me with future career progression and this foundation degree was a perfect fit for me. As this course is 1 day a week of teaching, I’m able to fit it in between work too, so not missing out on income. I live between Worcester and Hereford, but I chose to study at Hereford, as it meant the class sizes would be smaller. This was a great decision for me, as it means the groups are smaller, which not only makes it a friendlier environment and more focused, but it means we have more discussions together and learn from each other, as well as the tutors. The course is really well structured, and I feel like not only am I learning a lot from the tutors, but they’re also really supportive too, and really push you forward to be the best you can be. I’ve just had my feedback back from the first semester which was really good, and that’s motivated me to try even harder. The best part is that because I’m working in the environment, I can really see how what I am learning can be applied in the real world, and that application of the theory into practice really helps reinforce the learning. I am now working for Adult Social Care as an Assessment and Enablement Officer. I feel that in this role I am able to use my skills and knowledge learnt from the course to continuously develop myself professionally. I am hoping that by the time I complete my foundation degree I will be able to enrol onto a social work apprenticeship through my employer, which would allow me to achieve a full degree whilst learning on the job. Studying the course allowed me to make measurable progress in my career in a short space of time and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I’d really recommend this course for anyone who is looking to build up their skills and knowledge in Health and Social Care.”

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KEY FACTS Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time (one day per week) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: UCAS course code L511 campus code C

This course is primarily aimed at those working within the health and social care sector and is suitable for students from a wide variety of organisations and settings, including both the statutory and voluntary services. It is an exciting vocationally focused higher education qualification, designed to integrate academic and work-based learning. Course Content Year 1 > Communication and Ethical Practice (30 Credits) > Understanding and Promoting Health and Well-being (30 Credits) > Legislation Policy and Best Practice (30 Credits) > Personal and Professional Practice in the Workplace (30 Credits) Year 2 > Applied Research and Evidence-based Practice (15 Credits) > Applied Human Biology and Managing Health Conditions (30 Credits) > Reviewing Academic Literature (30 Credits) > Team Working and Enabling Others (15 Credits) > Individual Project (Work-based Learning) (30 Credits) Assessment Assessment is modular based with students being required to complete a variety of written tasks, case studies, reflective portfolios and presentations to meet the assessment requirements for each module. At Level 5, there is a greater emphasis on students being independent; completing module assignments relating to their own chosen study area, interests and career progression.

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Entry Requirements > All applicants will attend an admissions interview and will be considered on the basis of experience and/or previously certified learning e.g. BTEC National Diploma, NVQ, A Levels and other relevant awards amounting to 32 UCAS points minimum entry requirement > Candidates with non-standard entry applications (less than 32 UCAS points) will be considered on the basis of significant experience and attainment of skills to this level and will also be required to complete a piece of written work in support of their application > Given the wide experience of potential applicants, applications for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Experiential Learning (APEL) are welcomed in accordance with University of Worcester Admissions Policy > Candidates will also need to complete a health questionnaire Progression Successful candidates may top-up to a range of honours degrees at the University of Worcester, or seek related employment. Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print); University of Worcester fee policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course and will incur an additional cost (£44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year). Any transport costs for work placements would need to be met by students. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Outdoor Education & Sport

PRIMARY & OUTDOOR EDUCATION BA (Hons) University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS

Primary & Outdoor Education BA (Hons)

Level: 6 Attendance: Full-time

Outdoor Adventure Leadership & Management BSc (Hons)

Duration: Three years Location: University of Worcester and Holme Lacy Campus

Physical Education & Outdoor Education BSc (Hons)

Application: UCAS course code NX75

Sport and Community Foundation Degree FdA This course, based at the University of Worcester, is appropriate for individuals wanting to become primary teachers and gain QTS status alongside wanting to work with children in alternative educational contexts. Graduates entering initial primary teacher training would benefit from a specialism in outdoor learning. Those choosing to work in an alternative educational context might pursue careers with outdoor education organisations or in peripatetic instruction in educational contexts including schools.

Public Services HNC

Course Content This exciting degree course provides training and experiences for those who are enthused by the dynamic role that learning outdoors can play in the academic and social development of children. The course blends key training and skills in a range of outdoor activities with a detailed examination of learning and primary education. It prepares you for teaching in primary schools (non-QTS) and provides the skills and opportunities for you to work in a range of outdoor education-based establishments. Year 1 > Introduction to Outdoor learning > Outdoor Adventurous Activities Personal skills > Outdoor Safety Management > Teaching the Curriculum Through the Outdoors > Child Development > Introduction to Primary Teaching Year 2 > Outdoor Adventurous Activities Leadership > Teaching and Learning in the Outdoors > Planning and Preparation for Outdoor Learning > Research in Education

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> Philosophies of Education > Wider Professional Practice Year 3 > Understanding the Residential Experience > Outdoor Activities and the Natural Environment > Contemporary Issues in Outdoor Learning (Primary) > Professional Values > Creative Learning in the Outdoor Environment > Independent Study Assessment The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through a broad range of assessments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments that are graded. The grades awarded in years two and three count towards the overall degree classification. You will need to pass all modules to complete your degree successfully. Assessment methods include essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and a final year research based dissertation. Entry Requirements Passes at 9-4 (A*- C) in four GCSE subjects including English and maths plus: UCAS tariff 104 points Progression On completion of the course, students can enter employment within a range of primary school and outdoor education settings including peripatetic educational outdoor instruction. Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print); University of Worcester fees policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course and will incur an additional cost (£44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year). Any transport costs for work placements would need to be met by students. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT BSc (Hons) University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 4, 5 & 6 Attendance: Full-time Duration: Three years Location: University of Worcester, Holme Lacy Campus and various other venues Application: UCAS course code XN92

This exciting course, based at the University of Worcester and run in partnership with HLC, provides a broad-based vocational degree in outdoor adventure leadership and management. It is ideal for those who work or intend to work in this dynamic and rewarding field. The course makes extensive use of a range of local venues such as the Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons, but students will also visit venues further afield such as North Wales, the Lake District, Scotland, the Peak District and the French Alps. Students have the option in their second year of spending an exciting international semester in Norway, studying outdoor adventure from a Norwegian perspective. Or there is now an exciting second option of studying in Duluth, Minnesota which offers an insight into the US outdoor adventure industry. Course Content Year 1 Mandatory > Foundations of Outdoor Adventure > Water Based Personal Skills > Land Based Personal Skills Optional > Weather and Climate > Introduction to Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition > Optional modules offered by the Language Centre

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Year 2 Mandatory > The Research Process (Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management) > Scientific Approaches to Outdoor Adventure Performance > Facilitation and Reviewing in Outdoor Learning

personal ability, leadership and coaching across a range of outdoor adventure activities. There are opportunities at level 5 and 6 for students to undertake a work-based placement, where students are assessed on their ability to apply knowledge and skills developed through the programme of study to reflect on professional practice.

Optional > Water-based Coaching > Land-based Leadership > Work-Based Learning (Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management) > Optional modules offered by the Language Centre

At level 4 the assessment is weighted towards personal skill based practical assessments; individual written assignments; reflective writing with a focus on skill development; and group presentations. At level 5 the practical assessments are focused on delivery and leadership of outdoor adventure activities, written assignments that require application of a wider range of knowledge, paired or individual presentations and reflective writing with a focus on professional practice. At level 6 there are a wide variety of assessment options with a strong focus on research based written work and individual presentations

Year 3 Mandatory > Independent Study > Expedition Studies > Contemporary Issues in Outdoor Adventure > Outdoor Adventure and Diverse Populations > Environmental Approaches to Outdoor Adventure Optional > Advanced Facilitation and Reviewing in Outdoor Learning > Outdoor Activities and the Natural Environment > Negotiated Learning Project (OALM) > Adventure Tourism > Work-Based Learning > The Sports Entrepreneur Students must take all the mandatory modules and complete 120 credits per academic year which will normally include two optional modules associated with this degree. Assessment The assessment strategy for Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management is designed to assess the students’ knowledge and skills across practical, theoretical and work-based learning. The strategy at all levels includes written assessments to assess subject knowledge and the exploration of ideas; reflective assignments to enable students to engage with and lead their own learning and personal development; and presentations to support student development in terms of delivery skills and sharing of knowledge. In addition there are practical assessments throughout the programme of study that assess

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Entry Requirements Grades at 9-4 (A to C) in four GCSE subjects including English and maths plus: > UCAS tariff of 96 points from a minimum of 12 units with at least 40 points from a 6 unit award (or equivalent) > A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course and will incur an additional cost > Mature students without formal qualifications, who have worked in or have relevant experience in the outdoor leisure industry, are particularly welcome to apply Progression Opportunities for postgraduate study, including an MA in Outdoor Education, are available at the University of Worcester. Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print); University of Worcester fees policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18.

Some of the outdoor qualifications on offer will incur additional costs, but these are offered at a greatly reduced rate. Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course and will incur an additional cost (£44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year). Any transport costs for work placements would need to be met by students. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

Students will need to provide their own hill walking and backpacking equipment including tents and sleeping bags. Trips away as part of mandatory modules incur no extra cost.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION & OUTDOOR EDUCATION BSc (Hons) University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 4, 5 & 6 Attendance: Full-time Duration: Three years Location: University of Worcester, HLC and various outdoor venues Application: UCAS course code CX63 BSc/PEOE

This degree is specifically designed to meet the changing needs of the PE profession and outdoor industry. It has a broad range of modules that prepare students for their future career. The course is based at the University of Worcester and is designed to ensure that students are provided with an equal mix of both disciplines, offering students a broad range of knowledge and employment options. Course Content During the course, students will be taught by an experienced and enthusiastic team of both PE and outdoor education practitioners, who are committed to providing a quality experience that will enable the progression of students to effective and employable graduates. Students will gain valuable experiences on placements, have the opportunity of working in both primary and secondary school settings, as well as a range of outdoor settings. Students have the option in their second year of spending an exciting international semester abroad with one of the University of Worcester’s partner universities. Year 1 Mandatory > Introduction to Physical Education > Land-Based Personal Skills > Scientific Principles of Movement in Teaching Optional > Foundations of Outdoor Learning > Safety Management > Language

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Year 2 Mandatory > Learning and Teaching through Games > Water-based Personal Skills > Creating Successful Research > Facilitation and Reviewing

Progression Opportunities for postgraduate study, including an MA in Physical Education, Outdoor Education and/or a PGCE are available at the University of Worcester. Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print); University of Worcester fees policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18.

Optional > Scientific Principles and Pedagogy > Contemporary Issues in Sport > Teaching Gymnastics in Secondary Schools > Swimming, Lifesaving and Risk > Language

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

Year 3 Mandatory > PE Independent Research Project > Outdoor Activities and the Natural Environment > Contemporary issues in Outdoor Education > Residential Experience Optional > School-based Placement > Professional Placement > Leading and Developing PE in Primary School > 14-19 Curriculum Assessment Assessment takes place using a variety of methods; essays, presentations, teaching assessments, practical performance assessments, examinations, projects, group work, practical work experience and independent research. Entry Requirements Passes at 9-4 (A*-C) in four GCSE subjects including English and maths plus: > UCAS tariff 104 points

There will be the opportunity to go on a variety of trips, these are optional and you will be expected to meet any costs. Students are advised to buy the following outdoor equipment: waterproof top and bottoms, walking boots, 30-35 litre rucksack, and compass (silva type 4). All Physical Education and Sports Coaching students are expected to wear School of Sport and Exercise Science branded sports kit. This includes a polo top, t-shirt and a hooded sweatshirt and costs approximately £85. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course this is £44 (Update service £13 per year). Any transport costs for work placements would need to be met by students. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

Additional Qualifications There are also numerous opportunities for you to supplement the course with a range of National Governing Body awards, ensuring that you extend your knowledge and understanding further. These may incur an additional cost.

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Sport and Community FdA

Higher National Diploma in Public Services (Subject to Approval)

University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Herefordshire & Ludlow College KEY FACTS Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus, University of Worcester and various outdoor venues Application: UCAS course code C6L5

This exciting course provides a broadly based vocational foundation degree in sport, set in the community context, making it distinctive from similar courses. It is ideal for students wishing to pursue careers in the diverse sport related sector. It aims to develop the underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding through the opportunity to engage in a number of work-based learning modules. The course covers a range of fundamental sport disciplines from basic sport and exercise science to socio-cultural issues, sport development, management and coaching reflecting the innovative and contemporary sport industry, from both regional to global perspectives. The partnership between HLC and the University of Worcester offers a unique opportunity to study on both campuses with progression to a Level 6 BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching for students wishing to pursue a further academic qualification. Course Content Level 4 > Socio Cultural Studies in Sport and Physical Activity > Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science > Principles of Sport Pedagogy (Coaching and Teaching) > Work-Based learning Preparing for the Sports Industry; Developing Intra-Personal & Practice Based Skills > Physical Activity and Health > Sport in the Community > Disability Sport Level 5 > Training Principles for Sports Coaching > Sports Development in Practice

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> Investigative and Research Skills in Sport > Work-Based Learning- Diversity, Inclusion & Interpersonal skills > Sport Leadership and Management > Sociological Perspectives in Sport and Exercise > Applied Research Skills Assessment The foundation degree is a vocational course and assessment methods will reflect this. A variety of different approaches are used to assess learning including; > Individual and group presentations > Practical coaching and critical reflections on practice > Case Studies > Reflective work placement journal > Essays and reports > Investigative research Entry Requirements 72 UCAS tariff points and GCSE Maths and English Language at Grade 4 (C) or above. Access to HE diploma welcome. A full Disclosure & Barring Service check is required for some modules. Progression On successful completion of the programme, there are opportunities to progress onto a BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching degree programme at the University of Worcester or seek employment within the sport industry. Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print); University of Worcester fees policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses. There will be the opportunity to go on a variety of trips, these are optional and you will be expected to meet any costs. DBS check £44 (Update service £13 per year). Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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KEY FACTS Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus and various outdoor venues Application: HLC application form

The BTEC Higher National Qualification in Public Services is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning and to support students wishing to pursue or advance their career in public services. This qualification is specifically designed to equip students with public services skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global public services environment. It has a broad range of modules that prepare students for their future career and offer a variety of pathways. The course is based at the Herefordshire and Ludlow College and is designed to ensure that students are provided with opportunities to enter or progress in employment in public services, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Criminology, Policing, Fire and Rescue, Public Services Management or a related area. Course Content > An exciting and detailed introduction to the public services > Students have the opportunity to select a career pathway > Strong liaison with all public services > Work-based experience Year 1 Mandatory > Organisational Structures and Culture > Mental Health and well-being > Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment > Public Services in Contemporary Society > Specialist Pathway to include Blue Light Services with Community Engagement and Responding to Emergencies A wide range of optional units.

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Year 2 Mandatory > Research Project > Reflective Professional Practice Optional > Serious and Organised Crime > Physical Activity Life Style and Health > Work-based Experience Assessment 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. Entry Requirements Successful completion of a full level 3 qualification and English and maths GCSE at Grade 9-4 (A-C). A Disclosure and Barring Service check may be required for this course and may incur an additional cost. Additional Qualifications There are also numerous opportunities for you to supplement the course with a range of experiences and opportunities to work with and alongside the Uniformed Public Services. Progression Opportunities for Honours degrees in Criminology, Policing, Fire and Rescue, Public Services Management or a related area. Course Fees £5,500 (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section of this document on page 18. Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses. There will be the opportunity to go on a variety of trips, these are optional and you will be expected to meet any costs. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course and will incur an additional cost (£44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year). Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Teaching, Education & Support

DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION & TRAINING

Diploma in Education & Training

KEY FACTS

Herefordshire & Ludlow College awarded by Pearson

Level: 4 & 5

Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Level 5 Diploma

Attendance: Part-time Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus

Assessing & Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/ Specific Learning Difficulties Level 7 Diploma

Application: HLC application form

Learning Support FdA This is a teacher educator programme designed for intending and practising teachers/trainers in further education and training, industry, adult and community education and public sector services. This qualification is for those with a full or part-time teaching role. Students achieving this Diploma can gain Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills (QTLS) status after a period of professional formation. The programme aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for their own effective performance and professional development, enabling them to realise their own potential and that of their students in line with the professional standards for teachers in this sector. Course Content Year 1 > Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training > Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training > Inclusive Practice > Teaching in a Specialist Area Year 2 > Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training > Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training > Action Research > Preparing for the Personal Tutoring Role Over the two years, participants will also undertake 100 hours of teaching practice and maintain a professional development portfolio.

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Assessment Teaching practice is assessed with observations and a number of written tasks which underpin knowledge and understanding. The trainees have numerous opportunities to reflect on and develop their practice whilst producing their professional development portfolio. Entry Requirements This programme is available to anyone who teaches/trains young people (normally post 14) and adults, particularly: > Practising full and part-time teachers/trainers within the broad field of education and training. This includes higher, further and adult education, leisure and youth workers, and training personnel in HM Forces > Intending teachers provided they are adequately qualified in the subject they wish to teach and can obtain practical teaching experience > Training personnel in industry, commerce and public services Applicants are expected to possess the following qualifications on entry: > Level 3 qualification in their vocational area > Level 2 qualifications in English and maths All applicants require a DBS to be in place. Progression Students can enter employment in the lifelong learning sector as a qualified teacher (QTLS) following professional formation. Additional specialist modules are available to meet continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. Course Fees £3,000 (at time of print). All fees are subject to change, please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course and will incur an additional cost (£44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year). Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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TEACHING LEARNERS WITH DYSLEXIA/SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA

Paul Ashmore & Sarah Ansell Paul is a first year student studying the Diploma in Education & Teaching and works at Herefordshire & Ludlow College as a Blacksmith tutor for students on the level 3 course. Sarah is a first year student studying the Diploma in Education & Teaching and volunteers at the Hereford College of Arts as a Maths, English and Functional Skills tutor for students.

Herefordshire & Ludlow College accredited by British Dyslexia Association (Subject to Accreditation) KEY FACTS Level: 5 Attendance: Part-time

Describing the course Paul commented: “Being on this course has enabled me to better understand the learning process and being in my role, it’s great that I’m able to apply what I’m learning every day in my working life, it really gives me a structure to work with. I think it’s important to learn about skills and techniques that actually work in the real world, rather than just in theory.

Duration: One year Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

The OCR Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties has been developed to recognise students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of the special educational needs sector and their ability to deliver effective teaching sessions to students with dyslexia/ specific learning difficulties affecting literacy and numeracy.

Of course another benefit is that everyone on the course is in the same position; we’re all working and learning, so we all have our own experiences and perspectives to share. It’s a brilliant way to learn from each other, as well as from the tutors who are also very knowledgeable. It’s a great course, and it’s especially suited for tutors who like to be hands-on, you don’t need to be an academic to do this, which is great for me.”

Potential Students The qualification would be appropriate for teachers and other professionals working within one phase of educational provision – primary, secondary or adult (post 16), who work with learners experiencing significant difficulties with the acquisition and development of literacy and numeracy skills.

Sarah adds: “Having previously done the Award in Education and Teaching elsewhere, I was looking to take my qualifications to the next step. We’re a small group, so it’s a nice and relaxed atmosphere, where we can all learn from each other’s experiences and expertise. It’s good, because if we have an experience in our normal roles, we can bring it back to the class to get people’s input and see how we could have done something different. I’d recommend the course for those looking to get into teaching, as it really teaches you the useful skills you would need.”

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Course Content This course aims to develop students’: > Understanding of dyslexia/specific learning difficulties affecting learning and cognition > Understanding of the context of learning and of the national and regional policies which affect SEN policies and provision within their own workplace > Abilities to identify the needs of learners with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties, using observation and evidence-based assessment > Abilities to plan, deliver, review and evaluate effective teaching programmes for students with specific learning difficulties, both in individual and small group settings > Ability to work with others in supporting learners with specific learning difficulties

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Assessment Assessment is through the production of a professional portfolio and includes observations/case studies. Entry Requirements The qualification is designed primarily for qualified and practising teachers and other professionals who hold recognised professional qualifications. Students should possess an appropriate level of learning support experience and should have unrestricted access to appropriate teaching and assessment practice. It is anticipated that students will have a high level of skill and be working at or above the equivalent of level 3 in the following areas: literacy, numeracy and ICT. Progression Level 7 QCF Diploma in Assessing and Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties. Course Fees £1,170 (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course. A DBS will cost £44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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ASSESSING & TEACHING LEARNERS WITH DYSLEXIA/ SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES LEVEL 7 DIPLOMA

Mark Scott Foundation Studies tutor here at Herefordshire & Ludlow College, studying Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Level 5 Diploma.

Herefordshire & Ludlow College accredited by British Dyslexia Association (Subject to Accreditation) KEY FACTS

“I currently work with learners who have Dyslexia and SPLD, so this course was a logical step for me to take. It has really helped to broaden my knowledge and has allowed me to adapt my teaching styles for different learners.

Level: 7 Attendance: Part-time Duration: One year Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

The course covers a very wide range of SPLD conditions, from dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and many more. The tutor is highly knowledgeable, working in a SEND environment themselves, and through the course we get to apply our new-found skills in practical settings. It is just one evening a week and 10 hours of independent study, but it has already made a big difference for me.

This course has been developed to recognise candidates’ skills, knowledge and understanding as specialist teachers. It also develops their ability to carry out diagnostic assessments, write reports and deliver effective teaching sessions to students with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLD) affecting literacy and numeracy. Potential Students This qualification would be appropriate for teachers/trainers with responsibility for SpLD across a whole age phase/centre and who are involved in advising and supporting classroom teachers.

This course links well with my position here at the College as I work with SEND students, however I would recommend that anybody working in education consider this course, as the knowledge and techniques covered can be applied to mainstream education too.”

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The target group is likely to include: > Specialist and advisory teachers > SENCOs/learning support tutors and managers > Speech and language therapists and other professionals working in an educational setting Course Content The Level 7 Diploma will develop the candidates’: > Abilities to identify and assess the needs of students with specific learning difficulties, using observation and evidencebased assessment and standard tests > Abilities to write assessment reports and teaching programmes to inform and advise other professionals on learners’ specific learning needs and to write assessment reports to advise external bodies (e.g. awarding bodies and LEAs) with regard to learners’ specific assessment needs > Understanding of the principles of psychological and educational assessment > Understanding of a range of specific learning difficulties affecting learning and cognition

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> Ability to plan, deliver, review and evaluate effective teaching programmes for learners with specific learning difficulties in both small groups and individual settings and in literacy or numeracy > Theoretical understanding of specific learning difficulties with reference to international research Assessment The course is assessed through the completion of six units which will create a portfolio of evidence. As part of this, students are required to complete three assessment reports and to teach a learner with a specific learning difficulty. The units are pass or fail. There are no exams. Entry Requirements Entry is usually via the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties or equivalent. Candidates should possess an appropriate level of learning support experience and should have unrestricted access to appropriate teaching and assessment practice. It is anticipated that candidates will have a high level of skill and be working at or above the equivalent of level 3 in the following areas: literacy, numeracy and ICT. Progression The diploma level 7 (60 CAT points) can lead to a full master’s degree using Accreditation for Prior Learning at an institution which delivers this qualification. Course Fees £1,335 (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course. A DBS will cost £44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Technology

FdA LEARNING SUPPORT University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Computing & Systems Development HND KEY FACTS Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time (one afternoon and evening per week) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: UCAS (F/T) course code X300

This course is ideal for students who are employed in (or have access to in a voluntary capacity) a learning support environment and who wish to enhance their professional standing within a particular discipline. These placements are usually in local schools. The course is studied over two years and, in addition to college time, has a minimum requirement of six hours a week home study. The course will also provide skills, knowledge and insight to enable students to make a contribution to the educational, social and emotional well-being of children and adults in a range of supportive contexts. Run in partnership with the University of Worcester, it provides a sound basis for further study at degree level. The course is set within current legislative policy frameworks and is underpinned by the notion of social inclusion. It develops students’ understanding of areas such as child development, law, teaching and learning styles, disability, communication and challenging behaviour. Course Content You will study 16 modules, for example: Year 1 > Introduction to Research Methods > Understanding Learning Support > The Creative Curriculum 1 – Supporting Literacy and Numeracy > Child Development Year 2 > The Creative Curriculum 2 – Creativity and Learning > Managing Challenging Behaviour

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Electrical & Electronic Control Engineering HNC

> Inclusion in Theory and Practice > Introduction to Social Care Strategies

Computer Aided Manufacture & Automation HNC

Assessment Assessment is continuous and uses a combination of methods including essays, seminars, practical workshops, professional journals, projects, presentations and reports. There are no formal, time constrained, examinations.

Music Technology HND

Entry Requirements > 24 UCAS tariff points, plus current/recent experience of working with learners, a minimum of two years’ experience employed or working in a voluntary capacity within an appropriate educational setting is desirable. The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See the University of Worcester’s new UCAS tariff page for more information > A Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance check (formerly known as CRB) is required for this course > We particularly welcome applications from mature students Please contact the course leader for individual advice. Progression The course provides a sound basis for further study at Bachelor’s Degree level including progression to the BA (Hons) Education Studies Top-Up or BA (Hons) Integrated Working with Children and Families Top-up at the University of Worcester. Students may also be eligible to apply for entry onto the BA (Hons) Primary Initial Teacher Education (with QTS) or BA (Hons) Applied Health and Social Sciences Top-up Degree dependent on experience. Course Fees £9,250 per year (at time of print); University of Worcester fees policy applies. All fees are subject to change, please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course - all students will have to organise a DBS in their own work placement or place of work and will incur an additional cost (£44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year). Any transport costs for work placements would need to be met by students. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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COMPUTING & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT HND LEVEL 5

Luke Badham-Weeks

Herefordshire & Ludlow College awarded by Pearson (BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing)

KEY FACTS Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time (one day and two evenings per week) Duration: 2 years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

This HND provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the computing sector. It prepares students for employment in roles such as system management, networking and software development. Units contain a balance of practical skills development and knowledge requirements for relevant and up-to-date technologies. Students will learn to write computer code to automate small robotic cars and have the opportunity to develop a game for virtual reality headsets. Course Content A range of units across two years including: (these may change from time to time) > Professional Practice > Database Design and Development > Programming > Networking > Managing a Successful Computing Project > Security > Computer Game Development (Including Virtual Reality) > Computing Research Project > Business Intelligence

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Assessment Assessment takes place using a variety of methods including; assignments, presentations, projects, tests and case studies. Many assessments will be based on the application of knowledge and skills obtained in the computer laboratory. All students will receive regular feedback on their work and progress from their tutors. The qualification will be graded at pass, merit and distinction. Entry Requirements > Successful grades at A Level demonstrating a strong performance in a relevant subject area, or equivalent level qualification such as a Level 3 BTEC Diploma with a minimum of a Merit grade > Mature students will be assessed on their relevant experience and recognition of prior learning (RPL) where appropriate > All students will be admitted on their ability to benefit from study at this level and their intellectual capacity and motivation to succeed Progression On successful completion of this course, you are able to apply for entry onto the third year of a relevant honours degree course at the University of Worcester. You may also be able to do this at other suitable institutions or gain employment in an IT or related industry.

A second year student on the Computing & Systems Development HND. “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 size, there’s plenty of opportunity for one-to-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. The course itself is very varied, which I think is great. We don’t just focus on one part of IT, we’ve done website development, databases, game development and we also got involved with miniature AI cars. I feel the breadth that we cover; coupled with the amount of practical hands-on work we do will really set me up for a career in programming or development. It seems like we’re actually learning skills that I would use in the real world, rather than just covering theory. If you have an interest in computers or programming, I would definitely recommend this course. 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.”

Course Fees £5,250 per year (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section of this document on page 18. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC CONTROL ENGINEERING HNC LEVEL 4

Lebo Msimanga

Herefordshire & Ludlow College awarded by Pearson (BTEC Level 4 HNC in Engineering)

KEY FACTS Level: 4 Attendance: Part-time (one day per week) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

This course is designed to improve the career prospects of students who are working within the engineering industry and those who wish to broaden their skill set. This HNC will support a career path in electrical and electronic engineering, engineering maintenance, production, project management and related disciplines. You will do this by developing knowledge and skills relating to modern production techniques including robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, programming, and PLCs.

Completing the Electrical & Electronic Control Engineering HNC and works as a Test and Measurement Engineer for Steatite Ltd (Antennas). “I was eager to continue along the path towards Electrical Engineering, having started a qualification in South Africa before moving to the UK in 2006. When I moved to Herefordshire in 2015, I knew this was the right time to restart my education, and with the pace of technology, my knowledge needed updating in order to pursue my ideal career as an Electrical Engineer.

Assessment Assessment methods take a variety of formats and may include written reports, presentations, case studies, individual/group projects and reflective statements. Where units can relate to the workplace, the assessment will relate to your own organisation (if appropriate) and/or a vocational setting. Entry Requirements Applicants should have one of the following: > BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent Level 3 Diploma with minimum Merit grade in a related discipline > Passes at grade C or above in two or more A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points) in relevant subjects > Consideration will be given to mature students who may not meet these entry requirements

I started on the Level 3 Engineering Course as a parttime student. I had to balance my learning alongside working and raising a family, and the flexibility of the course certainly assisted with that, as soon as I finished the level 3 I was ready to move on to the Electrical and Electronic Engineering HND. Over the past 4 years I have learnt a lot, and while the course hasn’t been easy at times, the teachers are really helpful and can offer the assistance you need. The hard work is worth it in the end, I have enjoyed the practical elements of the course, as it allows me to get hands-on and put the theoretical elements into practice.

Progression Successful completion of this two year course enables the student to study for a Top-up Higher National Diploma (HND) or to move on to study at degree level (you will generally be exempt from the first year of the course). Alternatively, employment may be gained in a supervisory/technical capacity.

Course Content The Edexcel Higher National Certificate is primarily an academic, work-related course and is made up of eight units. Some of the units are compulsory core units and there is a choice of specialist options, subject to demand.

Course Fees £2,625 per year (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18.

Typical units are as follows: (these may change from time to time)

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Now that I am coming to the end of the qualification, I have already secured a job as a Test and Measurement Engineer for a local company, Steatite Antennas, and I look forward to putting my knowledge to good use.”

Year 1 > Engineering Science > Engineering Maths > Digital Principles > Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems Year 2 > Engineering Design > Managing a Professional Engineering Project > Electrical and Electronic Principles > Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers

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COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURE & AUTOMATION HNC LEVEL 4

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY HND LEVEL 5

Herefordshire & Ludlow College awarded by Pearson (BTEC Level 4 HNC in Engineering)

Herefordshire & Ludlow College awarded by Pearson (BTEC Level 5 HND in Music Production)

KEY FACTS

KEY FACTS

Level: 4 Attendance: Full-time (one day per week) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

This course is designed to improve the career prospects of students who are working within the engineering industry and those who wish to broaden their skill set. This HNC will support a career path in computer aided engineering, mechanical, manufacturing, production, project management and related disciplines. You will do this by developing knowledge and skills relating to modern production techniques including robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, programming, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM). The course is run over two years on the basis of college attendance for one day per week in each year. Course Content The Edexcel Higher National Certificate is primarily an academic, work-related course and is made up of eight units. Some of the units are compulsory core units and there is a choice of specialist options, subject to demand. Typical units are as follows: (these may change from time to time) Year 1 > Engineering Science > Engineering Maths > Production Engineering for Manufacture > Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

Year 2 > Engineering Design > Managing a Professional Engineering Project > Mechanical Principles > Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers Assessment Assessment methods take a variety of formats and may include written reports, presentations, case studies, individual/group projects and reflective statements. Where units can relate to work, assessment will relate to your own organisation (if appropriate) and/or a vocational setting. Entry Requirements Applicants should have one of the following: > BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent Level 3 Diploma with minimum merit profile in a related discipline > Passes at grade C or above in two or more A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points) in relevant subjects > Consideration will be given to mature students who may not meet these entry requirements Progression Successful completion of this two year course enables the student to study for a Top-Up Higher National Diploma (HND) or to move on to study at degree level (you will generally be exempt from the first year of the course). Alternatively, employment may be gained in a supervisory/technical capacity. Course Fees ÂŁ2,625 per year (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time (one and a half days directed study and one and a half days undirected study) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

Through an exciting and challenging mix of vocational and academic projects, the HND in Music Production prepares students for a fulfilling career in the music industry; be that from a technical or creative perspective. As developing professionals in music production, this course enables students to stay ahead of the competition with the best training, experiences and opportunities available. Our higher education students will already have a head start on the competition with the use of the very best music production facilities including the only Solid State Logic Duality console installed in a college in the UK. There are also six state-of-the-art recording studios with high-end equipment from brands including Audient, Apple, Avid, Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Klark Teknik, JBL, Warm Audio, Aston, AKG and PMC. Course Content (this may change from time to time) Level 4 Year 1 > The Music Industry > Marketing and Promotion for Musicians > Professional Development > Applied Sound Principles > Recording Technology > Creative Software Techniques > Music Production Fundamentals > Live Sound Techniques Level 5 Year 2 > Creative Research Project > Advanced Sound Engineering

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> Getting the Right Deal > Advanced Music Production > Advanced Sound Design for Interactive Media > Mixing and Mastering > Live Mixing Assessment Assessment utilises a variety of methods including; assignments, presentations and projects. Many will be based on the application of knowledge and skills obtained in both the Music Technology studios but also the students own resources. All students will receive regular feedback on their work and progress from their tutors. The qualification will be graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction. Entry Requirements > Passes at grade C or above in two or more A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points) in relevant subjects, or a Level 3 BTEC Diploma with a minimum of a Merit grade > GCSE Maths and English at Grades 9-4 (C or above) > Mature students will be assessed on their relevant experience > All students will be admitted on their ability to benefit from study at this level and their intellectual capacity and motivation to succeed Progression On successful completion of this course, there is the opportunity to join the third year of a relevant honours degree course. You may also be able to gain employment in a Music Production or related industry. Course Fees ÂŁ5,250 per year (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section of this document on page 18. Additional material costs will be incurred but will enable trips to various trade shows, studios, live venues, countries and resource building. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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HOW TO APPLY

Check the key facts on the course page to find out whether to apply via UCAS or the college application form. UCAS Applications Visit the UCAS website www.ucas.com and follow the on-screen instructions to register/ log in. The first time you use the UCAS site you must register. The menu boxes on the left-hand side of the screen are the various sections you must complete. If you select ‘View all details’, you will be able to view and/or print your application to see how much you have completed of your application form. Red areas are those not yet completed. Sections of the UCAS application: > Personal details > Choices > Education > Employment > Personal statement > Reference Once you have completed your application you will need to pay and send it.

What to think about for your personal statement Your personal statement will take time to prepare, and you may need to write several drafts before you feel it is right. Do not rush it, and do not leave it until the last minute before you start writing. Give it some thought. Do not ever copy personal statements. UCAS check all statements for plagiarism. Your application could be disqualified if you copy other people’s work.

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Areas to include in your personal statement include: > Why you are applying for the course[s] > Why the course interests you (include your understanding of the course[s] you’re applying to) > Why you think you’re suitable (skills and experience which will help you succeed) > Current or previous studies which relate to the course(s) you’re applying to, and how > Hobbies and/or interests that demonstrate your interest in the course(s) you’re applying to

Support we offer for those applying through UCAS At the Hereford Campus, the Student HUB offers information, advice and guidance in relation to higher education. As well as group tutorial offers about considering higher education and personal statement workshops, students are invited to book one-to-one sessions in order to review UCAS applications and receive feedback. Before an application is submitted to UCAS, it is reviewed by a dedicated member of the team. For more information, please contact:

Non - UCAS Applications An acknowledgement letter will be sent to you within 3 days of receipt of your application. If for any reason you do not receive a letter please call Admissions on 0800 032 1986. A date and time will be organised for your interview and you will be notified of this via a further letter. (If you move house after making your application, don’t forget to tell us!) It is at this stage that you may be asked to complete additional documentation. There will be a reply form attached to your interview invitation and you must send this back to confirm your interview date. At the interview you will have the opportunity to discuss the reasons for your choice of course and career aspirations. This will enable us to make sure that it is the right course for you. The tutor is there to help you, so please ask as many questions about the course and the College as you wish. If there is anything you feel you may need help with during your time at college the interview is the ideal time to discuss this. After your interview you will receive a letter to confirm your course offer or, in some cases, a letter of referral suggesting alternative courses. There will be a form attached to the offer letter, which must be returned to Admissions to confirm your acceptance.

Student Hub Coordinator T: 01432 352 235 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk As well as the higher education courses included within this guide, we also offer an extensive range of part-time and full-time 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.

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Finding HLC  Foundation Degree (information) 

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Management 

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Metalworking 

31-34

Money Matters 

18-19

Music Technology  B

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Hereford 

Complaints Procedure 

12

Hereford University Centre 

Computing & IT 

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Holme Lacy Campus 

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How To Apply  HNC/HND (info) 

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Human Resources 

Degrees (information) 

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Disability Statement 

16

ICT 

Diversity 

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Dyslexia (teaching) 

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Public Services 

Qualifications 

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STEM Subjects 

11

Teaching  U

Learning Support at HLC 

10-12

UCAS 

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60 11

LRC (Library) 

Education 

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Loans 

Engineering 

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This campus is just to the east of the city centre, conveniently close to both the train station and the central bus terminal and is served well by the regular public transport system. If you travel by car please note that a parking permit system operates on campus; full details are available from reception or on our website in ‘Maps & Directions’ under ‘College Information’. If you would like to visit our £32 million campus development before you apply then see the details of our Open Events on page 5.

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Disclaimer 

Outdoor Adventure 

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Certificate in Higher Education 

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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.

Holme Lacy Campus - HR2 6LL This campus is located at the western edge of the village of Holme Lacy, approximately six miles to the south-east of Hereford on the B4399. A bus service operates from Hereford city centre although it is advisable to check times on the Herefordshire Council website. The campus is set above the River Wye in our 257 hectare estate which encompasses a mixed organic working farm, ancient and commercial woodlands and traditional parkland with ponds and streams. It also includes specialist learning facilities and the much acclaimed Straw Bale Café development which has been the centre of focus for its sustainable credentials. If you would like to visit before you apply then see the details for our Open Events on page 5.

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OPEN EVENTS Hereford Campus (Hereford University Centre) Tuesday 12th November 2019, 4.30pm – 7.30pm Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 4.30pm – 7.30pm Thursday 12th March 2020, 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Holme Lacy Campus Open Events Saturday 9th November 2019, 10.00am – 12.00 noon Saturday 25th January 2020, 10.00am – 12.00 noon Wednesday 11th March 2020, 4.00pm – 7.00pm

CONTACT INFORMATION Hereford Campus Herefordshire & Ludlow College Hereford Campus Folly Lane Hereford HR1 1LS Telephone: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk Web: www.hlcollege.ac.uk Holme Lacy Campus Herefordshire & Ludlow College Holme Lacy Campus Holme Lacy Hereford HR2 6LL Telephone: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk Web: www.hlcollege.ac.uk

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Hereford University Centre - University Level Course Guide 2020  

Hereford University Centre - University Level Course Guide 2020  

Profile for hlnsc
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