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University Level Course Guide 2021


Welcome

to Herefordshire & Ludlow College This prospectus will provide you with a guide to our university-level education programmes – a good choice of high quality courses delivered locally to meet your needs. 2

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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 a higher level of 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.

David Williams Principal and Chief Executive

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Open Events Hereford Campus, Folly Lane Tuesday 10th November 2020 4.30pm – 7.00pm Wednesday 20th January 2021 4.30pm – 7.00pm Thursday 11th March 2021 4.30pm – 7.00pm Holme Lacy Campus, Holme Lacy Saturday 14th November 2020 10.00am – 12.00 noon Saturday 23rd January 2021 10.00am – 12.00 noon Wednesday 10th March 2021 4.00pm – 6.30pm

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Come along to an Open Event, a great opportunity for prospective students to see the fantastic facilities and learning resources on offer. Tutors and course leaders will be available to discuss course options and to give course advice and information. Virtual Open Event recordings are available to view on our YouTube channel at any time.

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Contents

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Welcome from the Principal

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Courses

OUTDOOR EDUCATION & SPORT

Open Events

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ACCESS TO HE

Primary & Outdoor Education BA (Hons)

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Hereford University Centre

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Access to HE Diploma

Who We Work With

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ACCOUNTANCY

Outdoor Adventure Leadership & Management BSc (Hons)

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Your Qualifications Explained

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AAT Diploma

Physical Education & Outdoor Education BSc (Hons)

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Student Services

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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT Sport & Community FdA

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STEM Manifesto

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Human Resources Management 27 Public Services HNC & HND

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Supporting You

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Management & Leadership

Equality & Diversity

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BLACKSMITHING & DESIGN

Safeguarding & Prevent

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Artist Blacksmithing BA (Hons)

Money Matters

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CARE & COUNSELLING

Graduation Day

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Certificate in Higher Education

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Courses

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Mental Health FdSc

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How to Apply

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Early Years (0–8) FdA

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Index 74

Counselling FdSc

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Computing & Systems Development HND

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Finding Us

Integrative Counselling BSc (Hons) Top-up

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Electrical & Electronic Control Engineering HNC

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Health & Social Care FdSc

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29 TEACHING, EDUCATION & SUPPORT Diploma in Education & Training 58 32 Teaching Learners with Dyslexia / Specific Learning Difficulties Level 5 Diploma 59 Learning Support FdA

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TECHNOLOGY

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Computer Aided Manufacture & Automation HNC 68 Music Technology HND

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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.

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How Can it Help Me?

Who We Work With

The Centre facilitates a range of talks and lectures aimed at involving the community at the College. Though these will all be on varied subjects, they offer 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.

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.

The Centre is also a good first point of contact for anyone with 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.

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:

Association of Accounting

Technicians Chartered Management Institution

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

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Your Qualifications Explained What is Higher Education?

What is a Degree?

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:

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.

BA – Bachelor of Arts BSc – Bachelor of Science BEd – Bachelor of Education BEng – Bachelor of Engineering

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 Apprenticeships Team on 0800 032 1986.

You can use a foundation degree to: Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) • 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

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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What are HNCs and HNDs? 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. Usually they can be topped up to a full degree with further study. 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.

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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.

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

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HUB Resources, Support & Advice Careers & Advice Our Learner Progression Adviser provides free, impartial, Matrix accredited confidential advice to potential and current students. The Adviser can give advice to help you make the best decisions for your education, career and university-level opportunities. For an appointment or to find out about drop-in sessions please contact:

Once enrolled at HLC, more information regarding the resources 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.

Student Progression Adviser T: 01432 365 382 E: careers@hlnsc.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.

Tutorials & Personal Tutor

The Study Centre

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.

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 also offer drop-in support during directed study. This is available to any student who just needs that little bit of extra help.

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, e-journals Online databases Support with accessing resources Support with referencing Computer account unlocking, resetting of passwords PCs, printing, photocopying and scanning ID cards and ID card replacements Support with accessing WiFi Moodle help pages and subject guides

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Support may include: • Small group sessions • Support for an identified specific learning difficulty • Special exam arrangements e.g. extra time • 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 Support Adviser

National Union of Students (TOTUM) Discount Cards

HLC has a team of Student Support Advisers who are available for you to talk to if you have any concerns. You can go to the Advisers for all sorts of topics, ranging from depression to accommodation, and sexual health to budgeting. In order to make an initial referral to this service, please contact:

TOTUM Cards can be purchased online and allow students to receive discounts from a wide range of different stores. For more information visit the website www.nus.org.uk or speak to a member of staff in the Student HUB.

Student Support Team E: studentsupport@hlcollege.ac.uk

Student Voice

Financial Support For information regarding financial support please see our ‘Money Matters’ section on page 18 or contact: Finance Team T: 0800 032 1986 E: finance@hlcollege.ac.uk

Transport If you are aged between 16 and 19 you may be eligible to purchase a travel pass through the local council. If you live outside the county, contact your local county council for more information. If you require assistance with public transport or advice on routes available in Herefordshire, visit our website www.hlcollege.ac.uk or contact: Post 16 Transport Department at Herefordshire Council T: 01432 260 928 Post 16 Transport Department Herefordshire Council Education Directorate PO Box 95 Blackfriars Street Hereford

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Student Voice Surveys take place once a year and are an important part of the College’s development. After the last Student Voice Survey in 2019, which involved 2,400 students, the College was able to make significant changes. You can see the outcomes of our Student Voice 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. To get involved please contact: Student Hub Coordinator T: 01432 352 235 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk

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

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Other Services Eden

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.

Eden Salon T: 01432 365 343

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. Nursery Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm T: 01432 365 305

The Cider Orchard Restaurant is situated in the Community Studies Building at the Hereford Campus. It is HLC’s training restaurant and has a fantastic menu to choose from, ranging from the very latest fine dining trends to favourite traditional dishes. Tea, coffee, cakes and lunches are available most week days and dinner is available on Wednesday evenings. The restaurant is open to students, staff and the public. All dishes are offered at very reasonable prices. For reservations contact: Cider Orchard Restaurant 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.

Enrichment Our Sport Enrichment Officer is here to help support you through your college experience. You can find out about a wide range of activities and events, by contacting: Enrichment Officer E: enrichment-hlc@hlnsc.ac.uk T: 01432 365 380

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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 The following pages offer advice and guidance regarding the support we can give you during your time with us.

These pages 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, then just give us a call on 0800 032 1986.

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

What is Diversity? 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: • • • • • • • • • 16

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‘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 member of staff.

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 give us a call on 0800 032 1986.

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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 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 – details below.

Safeguarding & Prevent Safeguarding our students, staff and visitors is important to us. Safeguarding means: • • • • • •

Promotion of your health and development Ensuring your safety and care Ensuring you are offered the best life chances Protection from abuse and neglect Prevention of bullying and harassment Prevention of terrorism and extremism

The term ‘safeguarding’ embraces both child and vulnerable adult protection and preventative approaches to keep our student, staff and visitor population safe. Safeguarding encompasses students’ health and safety, welfare and 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:

Ali Wells Safeguarding Coordinator T: 07790 833 601 E: wellsa@hlcollege.ac.uk Debra Baldwin Director of Personnel T: Ext 309, 01432 365 209 Jonathan Gill Assistant Principal Faculty of Technology T: Ext 324, 01432 365 324 Alyson Moon Assistant Principal Faculty of Community Studies & Faculty of Land-based Studies T: Ext 329, 01432 365 329 Bev Jackson Head of Student Services E: b.jackson@hlnsc.ac.uk

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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, Team Leader or any of the Safeguarding Panel Members whose details are all shown here.

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Money Matters 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. Financial Support Available Further detailed information is available on the College’s website. Please go to the Fees tab and look under Finance for HE. For students entering higher education in the 2021/22 academic year: Full-time students can apply for: • a Tuition Fee Loan • a Maintenance Loan • a Maintenance Grant • Disabled Student’s Allowance 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 you complete each year compared to an equivalent full-time course.) • a Tuition Fee Loan • a Maintenance Loan • Disabled Student’s Allowance EU students may be able to apply for: • a Tuition Fee Loan • help with living costs Further advice is available from: www.gov.uk/student-finance

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Partnership Courses

Online Resources

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.

The student finance section of the www.thestudentroom. co.uk has the latest news and advice for all students, including those going to university.

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 2021 and up to 9 months after the start of the academic year.

Find information from Student Finance England and take part in student finance surgeries at: www.facebook.com/SFEngland www.twitter.com/@sf_england

Advanced Learner Loan

Advanced Learner Loans offer support: Advanced Learner Loans may be available for people aged 19 and over who are studying at Levels 3 to 6.

Who Qualifies? 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 further information regarding these criteria, visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

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 £26,725. For the latest details please visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

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 £26,575 a year. If your income drops below this amount, repayments stop. 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

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Graduation Day The Graduation 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 then go on to celebrate with friends and family. Graduation marks the successful completion of higher level study and HLC take great pride in ensuring it is a memorable and special day for everyone.

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Courses Access to Higher Education 22 Accountancy 24 Business & Management 26 Blacksmithing & Design 30 Care & Counselling 34 Outdoor Education & Sport 46 Teaching, Education & Support 56 Technology 63 For enquiries or advice:

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Access to Higher Education • Access to HE Diploma

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Access to Higher Education Diploma Herefordshire & Ludlow College accredited by Open College Network West Midlands

KEY FACTS

Assessment

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

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 and oral presentations as well as open and closed-book 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.

This programme of study is truly life changing. 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. 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. 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. The course boosts students’ self-confidence and opens their minds to new areas of interest. Course Content There are two possible routes: • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals) • 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 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. For enquiries or advice:

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 £3,022 (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

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Accountancy

• AAT Accounting Technician Diploma

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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Association of Accounting Technicians and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS

Entry Requirements

Level: Final level equivalent to NVQ 4 Attendance: Part-time Duration: One year Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

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. • 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

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.

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

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, Business 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 with an expectation of additional time and study outside of the course hours. 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.

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Progression

For students aged 19+ years and above fees are £2573 per year plus materials fees of £130 and examination fees of £250 (at time of print). There is an additional Association of Accounting Technicians membership fee of approximately £150. 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 which may be availble to them. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Business & Management

• Human Resources Management Level 5 • Management & Leadership Level 5

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Human Resources Management Intermediate Diploma Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

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Assessment

Level: 5 Attendance: Part-time (weekly evening attendance) Duration: One year Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

Course assessment will take place via assignments, projects or reports produced in all of the modules, there are no exams at this level.

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.

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 an interview. 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

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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£1,830 (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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Preedy HR Case Kerry Study

Human Resources Management Intermediate Diploma “I currently work as an Office Manager and was looking to solidify my knowledge and skills in HR. I wanted to further support my job and career, and I was encouraged by my employer to do so. My employer recommended the College for this qualification and it’s not only local to me but convenient too. Following on from the course, I’m thinking of possibly continuing to study the level 7 course and I hope to develop my role at work, taking on more of the HR responsibilities with my new-found knowledge and skills. It was a little daunting to start the course as I’ve never been to College before and the last qualifications I did were NVQs a few years ago. However, I have found the experience to be a good one. It’s definitely a challenge to get back into writing academic assignments and especially referencing, but so far I feel I have been doing well. The learning style of the course really suits me, I love the social side of it and learning with others as we’re able to pick up things from everyone else’s experiences and bounce ideas off each other. The course has been a positive experience from start to finish and I would highly recommend both the course and the College to others!”

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Management & Leadership Extended Diploma Level 5 Chartered Management Institute and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 5 Attendance: Part-time (one day per month at college) 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 high-quality 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.

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 may allow candidates exemptions towards the first or higher degrees in a relevant area, such as the MBA.

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.

Course Fees £1,750 (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 • Artist Blacksmithing BA (Hons)

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Artist Blacksmithing BA (Hons) Hereford College of Arts and Herefordshire & Ludlow College Validated by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

KEY FACTS

Course Content

Level: 6 Attendance: Full-time Duration: Three years Location: HLC Holme Lacy Campus - Rural Crafts Centre and Hereford College of Arts - HE Centre Application: UCAS course code W720

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.

The course encourages applications from tenacious, motivated and creative individuals excited by the diverse and extensive possibilities of working with 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 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 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.

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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 you to make informed choices that determine the direction of your individual creative practice. Year Three – Level 6: Resolution of Practice This final year provides the intellectual and creative space for you to realise your 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 your 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. For more details on the new tariff system please visit https://www.ucas.com/ undergraduate/what-and-where-study/entryrequirements/ucas-tariff-points • 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 selfemployed 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 ÂŁ9,000 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 BS (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing Hereford College of Arts Call: 01432 273 359 Email: d.done@hca.ac.uk Adam Greenwell - HE Blacksmithing Lecturer HLC Holme Lacy Campus Call: 01432 870 067

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Care & Counselling

• Certificate in Higher Education • Mental Health FdSc • Early Years (0–8) FdA • Counselling FdSc • Integrative Counselling BSc (Hons) Top-Up • Health & Social Care FdSc

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

KEY FACTS

Progression

Level: 4 Attendance: Full-time (one day per week) Duration: One year Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: UCAS - see specific courses for relevant UCAS code details

Students registered for the Certificate in 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 Certificate in HE. If a Foundation Degree is successfully achieved the student may wish to complete a relevant top-up degree.

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 are available in a variety of different disciplines, including Mental Health, Early Years, Counselling and Health & Social Care.

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

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 and essays. See the foundation degrees on the following pages for further details.

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, at time of print). 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 courses on the following pages for additional costs applicable to the specified course. 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 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. There may be an opportunity to apply for this course if the standard entry route does not apply.

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Mental Health FdSc University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS

Assessment

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

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.

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 the statutory and voluntary services. It is an exciting vocationally-focused higher education qualification, designed to integrate academic and work-based learning. The Foundation Degree in Mental Health 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: 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

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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. 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 Level 3 Diploma, Level 3 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 & social care and mental health sectors. Applicants may 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

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Phoebe Lyttle Mental Health FdSc

Progression Successful candidates may top-up to a range of honours degrees at the University of Worcester or seek related employment.

“I am currently working as a teaching assistant four days a week, so being in college one day is perfect for me as I can continue my job as well as studying. I have always had an interest in mental health and I believe this course will open doors for me to further my career.

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, at time of print). Any transport costs for work placements would need to be met by students. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

After high school I went straight into my teaching assistant role and have been working in this role for six years. I wasn’t previously sure about the options available to me as I didn’t go to college before, however having done some research online I came across the Foundation Degree. Although I live in Birmingham I wanted to come to Hereford for the smaller class sizes and the one day per week commute is not bad at all. I love learning about mental health and have enjoyed working towards my end of year project, which is linked to my workplace. My advice to anyone thinking about applying for this course would be to just go for it. Everyone is really supportive and friendly, and returning to education after a number of years is not as daunting as I thought it would be. The course is very easy to fit around your work and life.”

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Early Years (0–8) FdA Pathway or Professional Practice University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

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Course Content

Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time (one day per week) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: UCAS course code X312 (pathway) or X313 (professional practice) campus code C

Year 1 • The Developing Child • Health and Wellbeing • Playful Pedagogy • Introduction to Work-based Learning or Theory for Early Years Educator Foundation Graduate

This course combines academic rigour with practice-based experience to allow students to develop as reflective practitioners. The course gives applicants the opportunity of following one of two pathways: Early Years (0–8) Pathway This is the best pathway for those who already have a ‘full and relevant’ level 3 qualification. It enables you to further develop your professional practice within early years or to progress to a teaching career. Early Years (0–8) Professional Practice Pathway This pathway allows you to meet the Early Years Educator (EYE) standards and achieve ‘Full and Relevant’ status by the end of your course. This is important to employers as it lets them count you in EYFS staff: child ratios at level 3 (subject to approval). 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 child-centred 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.

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Year 2 • Childhood, a Global Perspective • Policy into Practice • Safeguarding Children’s Welfare in Early Years • Small Scale Practice-based Enquiry and Future Progression or Early Educator Small Scale Practicebased 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 enquiry 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 self-organised 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.

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Progression

• 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. Plus:

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.

• 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 non-standard 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

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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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Sarah Reed FdA Early Years “I previously studied the Level 3 Childcare course at the College, then took a break from education to expand my skills and knowledge, working abroad for three years and in various other roles. I then decided to further my education and started the Foundation Degree in Early Years. I enjoy the flexibility of the course, as I only study in college one day per week, so I am still able to work alongside attending college. I chose this college in particular as I had a really enjoyable past experience studying the level 3, with great facilities and a decent learning environment. I really enjoy the discussion part of the course, as you can learn from each other and I love studying from both a practical and theory point of view. There is a lot of support from staff and learning in small groups suits my style of studying. I plan to follow on from this course with a top-up degree and then I want to go into the School Direct training programme for teacher training within a primary school. The College has set me up for my future career and I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to further their education in early years.�

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Counselling FdSc University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

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Assessment

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

Assessment is through academic, experiential and work-based assignments/projects. There is a formal assessment of counselling skills at the end of each year.

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.

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 and 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

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) • Introduction to Counselling Ethics and the Law Relating to Counselling • Counselling for Loss and Grief • Work-based Learning 2 (double module) For enquiries or advice:

£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 (at time of print) Personal therapy 20 hours (per year) – £800 Counselling supervision second year only – £400 – £600 Indemnity insurance second year only – £80 – £150 BACP student membership – £82 per annum, reduced rate £41 (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 top-up programme which will allow students to develop an impressive professional portfolio of skills to take into employment and enhance their career.

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. 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. Modules

Course Content Participants can develop their counselling knowledge and skills in a specialist area, conduct a research proposal on a chosen area and undertake a negotiated work-based learning project of their choice.

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Advanced Professional Practice Specialist Work-Based Learning Research for Counselling Practitioners Counselling in the 21st Century

Assessment 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. The top-up degree 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.

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. You will be awarded a grade or percentage which indicates whether you have successfully passed the module.

During the course, participants are also required to undertake approximately 50 hours of workbased 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.

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Entry Requirements Academic requirements To be eligible for this course you must: • Possess a Foundation Degree (FdSc) 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 (240 credits) or higher • Have achieved MBACP status (qualified counsellor and member of the BACP) at the point of application • 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 (FdSc) 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. 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 (at time of print) Personal therapy 20 hours (per year) – £800 Counselling supervision – £400 – £600 Indemnity insurance – £80 – £150 BACP student membership – £170 per annum, reduced rate £85 (available for those receiving certain state benefits or have no personal income, conditions apply) Please note all costs are approximate. Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk For enquiries or advice:

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Jennie Wylie Health & Social Care FdSc “I have three children and have been working in care for 17 years now, however I wanted to pursue a course that would open up further doors for me career-wise. I previously thought about going down the nursing route but wanted to keep my options open. I came to the College as it was recommended to me by a friend, and they advised me what to expect. I find the tutors here really helpful and can’t recommend them enough. I am only in college one day a week, so the course fits well around my work and family life. After completing the foundation degree, I plan to commence a top-up degree at the University of Worcester. I would say to anyone applying to this course not to be frightened of the challenges, as I have received learning support assistance which has really helped me. I also had some personal circumstances which made me want a distraction, so the course could not have come at a more welcome time. I proved to myself that I could do it, and I believe anybody can if they want it enough.”

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Health & Social Care FdSc 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 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. The Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care 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 • Communication and Ethical Practice (30 Credits) • Understanding and Promoting Health and Wellbeing (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)

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. 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 Level 3 Diploma, Level 3 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 need to complete a health questionnaire 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, at time of print). Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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.

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Outdoor Education & Sport

• Primary & Outdoor Education BA (Hons) • Outdoor Adventure Leadership & Management BSc (Hons) • Physical Education & Outdoor Education BSc (Hons) • Sport & Community Foundation Degree FdA • Public Services HNC

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Primary & Outdoor Education BA (Hons) University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

KEY FACTS Level: 4, 5 & 6 Attendance: Full-time Duration: Three years Location: HLC Holme Lacy Campus and the University of Worcester Application: UCAS course code NX75 The environment around us is perhaps the greatest classroom of all, where our abundant natural resources make for exciting learning and teaching opportunities. On this programme you’ll explore how the outdoors and our environment can enhance a child’s development in a world where environmental concerns and issues about well-being dominate our society. You’ll investigate child development, learning, teaching and health and well-being through a range of modules that encompass primary schools, outdoor education centres and environmental challenges. The University of Worcester works in partnership with Herefordshire & Ludlow College to provide an excellent blend of core skills and knowledge with specialist teaching. An increasing amount of research is recognising the benefits that young people gain from experiences in the fresh air and freedom of the outdoors. Whether you are targeting a future career as a primary school teacher, planning to work in environmental education more widely, or seeking a career in the caring sector, this degree provides an extensive base of core skills, with a fresh approach that will enable you to work creatively with young people.

• 92% of the 2019 graduates gained a place on a post graduate teacher training course, or a job in the education or outdoor education sector, within two months of graduating • Diverse array of topics, including the woodland classroom, bush craft and expedition leadership • An inter-disciplinary approach, drawing on Worcester’s established strengths in education, sports science and outdoor leadership • A strong international reputation, attracting students from Europe as well as the UK Course Content 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 • 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

Key features: • 100% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019) • Progression pathway into a career as a teacher with a further year of postgraduate study leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) • Excellent preparation for a range of future careers, including primary teaching, outdoor adventure, environmental education, or with organisations like the National Trust

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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 96 UCAS tariff 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, at time of print). 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: HLC Holme Lacy Campus, the University of Worcester 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 Year 2 Mandatory • The Research Process (Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management) • Scientific Approaches to Outdoor Adventure Performance • Facilitation and Reviewing in Outdoor Learning

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

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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. Entry Requirements Grades at 9–4 (A–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. 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. Some of the outdoor qualifications on offer will incur additional costs, but these are offered at a greatly reduced rate.

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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, at time of print). 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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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: HLC, the University of Worcester and various outdoor venues Application: UCAS course code CX63 BSc/PEOE

This degree is specifically designed to meet the changing needs of the physical education 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 physical education 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 and Coaching 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 Optional • Advanced Scientific Principles in Teaching and Coaching • Contemporary Issues in Sport • Teaching Gymnastics in Secondary Schools • Swimming, Lifesaving and Risk • Teaching Special Education Needs and Disability PE in Schools • Language Year 3 Mandatory • PE Independent Research Project in PE • Outdoor Activities and the Natural Environment • Contemporary issues in Outdoor Education • Residential Experience Optional • School-based Placement or • Professional Placement • Leading and Developing PE in Primary School • 14–19 PE and Sport 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 Language and maths plus: • UCAS tariff 112 points

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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. 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. 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 with update service £13 per year (prices current at time of print). 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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Sport and Community FdA University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

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Assessment

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

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

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 HLNSC 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 • 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 54

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Entry Requirements 72 UCAS tariff points and GCSE Maths and English Language at Grade 4 (C) or above. Access to HE Diplomas are 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 with update service £13 per year (prices at time of print). Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Higher National Diploma in Public Services Herefordshire & Ludlow College, awarded by Pearson

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 Hereford campus and is designed to ensure that students are provided with opportunities to enter or progress in employment in public services; progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Criminology, Policing, Fire and Rescue, Public Services Management or a related area.

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. Progression Opportunities to study Honours degrees in Criminology, Policing, Fire and Rescue, Public Services Management or a related area. Course Fees

Course Content • An exciting and detailed introduction to 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 & Responding to Emergencies • A wide range of optional units Year 2 Mandatory • Research Project • Reflective Professional Practice For enquiries or advice:

Optional • Serious and Organised Crime • Physical Activity Life Style and Health • Work-based Experience

£5,750 (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, at time of print). Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Teaching, Education & Support • Diploma in Education & Training • Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Level 5 Diploma • FdA Learning Support

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Diploma in Education & Training Herefordshire & Ludlow College, awarded by Pearson

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Assessment

Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Part-time (evening) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

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 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 • The Role of the Course and Personal Tutor Year 2 • Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training • Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training • Specialist Delivery • Specialist Resources Over the two years, participants will also undertake 100 hours of teaching practice and maintain a professional development portfolio.

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 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 £3,200 (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, at time of print). 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 Herefordshire & Ludlow College, accredited by British Dyslexia Association KEY FACTS

Assessment

Level: 5 Attendance: Part-time Duration: One year Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

Assessment is through the production of a professional portfolio and includes observations/case studies.

The 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. 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. 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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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 £1,230 (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 (at time of print) Contact Enquiries Call: 0800 032 1986 Email: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Sasha Vaughan Learning Support FdA “I wanted to study the FdA in Learning Support as I enjoy being in an educational environment and developing my knowledge. I feel the course will open up a variety of options for me, including teaching or working in social care. Having previously studied childcare, I already knew how the College worked and the learning environment I could expect. The College is also ideal as I’m local so don’t have to travel far, know my way around and what the tutors are like. I really enjoy the freedom that the course offers, with only one day a week in college I can use the other days for work or self-study. The best parts for me are the different group activities that we do within lessons and learning from each other. There is a wide variety of learners on the course and I would definitely recommend studying here to others, as it can open many different routes for further study or employment.”

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Learning Support FdA University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College

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Assessment

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

Assessment is continuous and uses a combination of methods including essays, seminars, practical workshops, professional journals, projects, presentations and reports. No formal examinations.

This course is ideal for students who are employed, or are working in a voluntary capacity, in a learning support environment and 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.

Entry Requirements • 32 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. See the University of Worcester’s UCAS tariff page for more information • A Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance check is required for this course • We particularly welcome applications from mature students, please contact the course leader for advice Progression

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.

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 Content

Course Fees

You will study 16 modules, for example:

£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.

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

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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, at time of print). 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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Emily Morris Learning Support FdA “The Foundation Degree in Learning Support has offered a different route into teaching for me, as after completing my course I will hopefully to go on to study a PGCE, with a view to teaching in a primary school. I previously studied A Levels (English, Geography and Psychology), which were full-time courses, whereas this course is only one day a week. The flexibility frees me up for four days a week to work in a school and build up my experience. My favourite aspect of the course is the fact that there is such a great variety of people on the course and they’re not all just 18-year olds fresh from A Levels. Some have years of experience from different roles which allows us to learn from each other, as well as the tutors. The College is nice and local for me, living in Ledbury, and is a convenient place to get to. I would recommend studying this course here, as I found that having been to a small school and sixthform, I felt that a large university campus would have been overwhelming. The College is small and friendly enough that you can build your confidence slowly.”

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• Computing HND • Electrical & Electronic Control Engineering HNC • Computer Aided Manufacture & Automation HNC • Music Technology HND

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Computing HND Level 5 Herefordshire & Ludlow College, awarded by Pearson

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Assessment

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

Assessment takes place using a variety of methods including; assignments, presentations, projects, 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.

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, software development and games design. 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 with an option 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) Year 1 Unit 1: Programming Unit 2: Networking Unit 3: Professional Practice Unit 4: Database Design and Development Unit 5: Security Unit 6: Project Unit 9: Software Development Life Cycle Unit 10: Website Design and Development Year 2 Unit 13: Computer Research Project (Pearson Set) Unit 14: Business Intelligence Unit 32: Games Design Theory Unit 47: Games Development

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Entry Requirements • Passes at grade C or above in two or more A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points) in relevant subjects, or a relevant 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 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, 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. Course Fees £5,750 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 Herefordshire & Ludlow College, awarded by Pearson

KEY FACTS

Assessment

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

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

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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, design, project, and PLCs.

Applicants should have one of the following: • Passes at grade C or above in two or more A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points) in relevant subjects, or a relevant 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 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

Course Content

Progression

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)

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.

Year 1 • Engineering Science • Engineering Maths • Digital Principles • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

Course Fees

Year 2 • Engineering Design • Managing a Professional Engineering Project • Electrical and Electronic Principles • Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers

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£2,900 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.

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Matt Lee-Watts Electrical & Electronic Control Engineering HNC “My employer recommended the course to me and on a personal level I wanted to gain more experience in the subject. Having studied my A Levels and then gone straight into work, I wanted the flexibility of learning in college one day per week and also working full-time. I enjoy the fun class discussions and the tutors are really great at the College. I am currently working on a project trying to improve the range of homing antenna for distress beacons, which is linked to my job. This is very useful to my work and I am finding it really interesting. My plans for the future are to go on to do the HND, a top-up year and then study the MSc in Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering at Cardiff University. I would certainly recommend the course to others who are going down a similar path of working alongside studying or entering into higher education in the field of engineering.�

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Computer Aided Manufacture & Automation HNC Level 4 Herefordshire & Ludlow College, awarded by Pearson

KEY FACTS

Assessment

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

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

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, programmable logic controllers, project and engineering design. 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 • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems • Thermodynamics Year 2 • Engineering Design • Managing a Professional Engineering Project • Mechanical Principles • Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers

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Applicants should have one of the following: • Passes at grade C or above in two or more A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points) in relevant subjects, or a relevant 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 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 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 £2,900 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

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Mateusz Sep Computer Aided Manufacture & Automation HNC Level 4 “I previously studied Level 2 and Level 3 Engineering at the College and am now studying the Level 4 HNC in Computer Aided Manufacture & Automation. I prefer a more hands-on approach to learning rather than academic education, so I always knew I wanted to study at the College because of the range of vocational courses on offer. I actually completed the furniture course before but decided it wasn’t the career choice for me, so I settled on engineering after some thought about the kind of work I might want to go into. My favourite part of the course is learning about CAD software and producing different components. The tutors have been really supportive and great all the way through my time at the College and I would highly recommend the course to students interested in a career in engineering. I am currently working for Polytec Car Styling in Bromyard alongside studying, which is easy to do as the course is only one day per week at the College. I hope to progress my career within the company and also plan to study the HND after completing the HNC.”

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Music Technology HND Level 5 Herefordshire & Ludlow College, awarded by Pearson

KEY FACTS

Assessment

Level: 4 & 5 Attendance: Full-time (one and a half days per week plus independent study/studio time) Duration: Two years Location: HLC Hereford Campus Application: HLC application form

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.

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 an FE 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 Year 1 – Level 4 • The Music Industry • Marketing and Promotion for Musicians • Professional Development • Applied Sound Principles • Recording Technology • Creative Software Techniques • Music Production Fundamentals • Live Sound Techniques

Entry Requirements • Passes at grade C or above in two or more A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points) in relevant subjects, or a relevant 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 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 may be 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 £5,750 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

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Shania Harding Music Technology HND Level 5 “I decided to study at the College a few years ago, because I wanted to become qualified in music technology as well as wishing to expand and develop my skills on the subject. Until that point, my only music technology knowledge was GCSE Music at school and having bass guitar lessons. After completing the level 3 course at the College, I knew that I wanted to learn more about the subject. I decided to study the HNC because I had already built a great relationship with the tutors, but also because the course was solely based on course work and that suited me completely. The course had a wide range of units that covered multiple areas of the music industry and I thought that I would learn a greater and broader range compared to other courses I had looked at. For example, the course at Worcester was mostly based on EDM production, which for me wasn’t worth the investment. After completing the HNC I moved onto the HND to continue my progression in the subject. Next, I plan to pursue an apprenticeship or work within the music industry. Overall, I would recommend the course because the staff are great, which is important when you are studying at this level. I have learnt many new skills that I can use in my future career, which could include live sound ranging, front of house engineer, monitor tech, studio engineer, producer or even radio broadcasting. I have developed so many skills and feel like I now have a greater chance to go into a professional career in the music industry.”

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How to Apply? UCAS Applications Check the key facts on the course page to find out whether to apply via UCAS or the college application form. 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.

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: 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. Disclaimer At HLC we aim to provide you with accurate and upto-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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Non-UCAS Applications For non-UCAS applications, you can apply online via the college website. 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!)

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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. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or questions. Enrolment day(s) take place in September and you will receive written notification of the date and time to attend. If you have any questions or queries then please contact Enquiries on 0800 032 1986.

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Finding Us HLC has two campuses in Herefordshire: the Hereford Campus, which is situated near the city centre to the north-east and the Holme Lacy Campus, which is in a rural setting about 6 miles south-east of Hereford city centre.

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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.

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Open Events Hereford Campus, Folly Lane Tuesday 10th November 2020 4.30pm – 7.00pm Wednesday 20th January 2021 4.30pm – 7.00pm Thursday 11th March 2021 4.30pm – 7.00pm Holme Lacy Campus, Holme Lacy Saturday 14th November 2020 10.00am – 12.00 noon Saturday 23rd January 2021 10.00am – 12.00 noon Wednesday 10th March 2021 4.00pm – 6.30pm Virtual Open Events Virtual Open Event recordings are available to view on our

Contact Us Hereford Campus Herefordshire & Ludlow College Hereford Campus Folly Lane Hereford HR1 1LS 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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