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College-Level Course Guide 2020/21 Hereford Campus | Holme Lacy Campus


The College would like to thank all of our students who have had their photos taken for this publication. Some of the images on the cover are courtesy of ©Sally Corrick Photography.

At Herefordshire & Ludlow College our emphasis is on the success of every single student. You will be given the opportunity to excel and succeed in your learning by our wellqualified and highly professional teachers.

professional kitchens, as well as a wellequipped library and learning resource centre.

The vast majority of our students progress to higher level courses, including university studies, and then into employment.

At Holme Lacy, only six miles from Hereford, we provide an attractive range of courses at our specialist land-based campus and commercially managed 257 hectare estate, which includes an arable, beef and sheep farm; woodlands; orchards and lakes.

The College has received excellent feedback from Ofsted and is rated silver under the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, evidence that “provision is of high quality, and significantly and consistently exceeds the baseline quality threshold expected of UK Higher Education.” Our students consistently report high levels of satisfaction with their learning and the College. This prospectus focuses on the courses provided at our Hereford and Holme Lacy Campuses. For a copy of the latest Ludlow College prospectus, please contact our Enquiries Team. Our superb Hereford Campus is situated on Folly Lane; it is one of the best further education campuses in the UK, offering outstanding learning facilities. It includes specialist workshops, training salons and

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Ludlow College, just 20 minutes from Hereford by train, provides an excellent choice of A Levels for school leavers. Students enjoy being part of an academically rigorous and friendly Sixth Form College with small class sizes and high levels of academic and personal support. Many progress to Russell Group and other highly ranked universities. I sincerely hope you will choose to come and join our thriving learning community and be part of our success story.

Ian Peake MA BSc FCMI FCIPD Principal & Chief Executive

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Student Governor 2018/19 Amy Burgoyne commented,

95% ‘I receive good support from my teacher’

“It has been an honour to be part of the governing body at Herefordshire and Ludlow College, representing the student population. I hope that my contribution has improved the experience of students and will continue to do so in the future”

Open events Hereford Campus, Folly Lane Tuesday 12th November 2019, 4.30pm - 7.30pm Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 4.30pm - 7.30pm Thursday 12th March 2020, 4.30pm - 7.00pm

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

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Choosing You Course 

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Industry Placements 

Your Study Programme 

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Apprenticeships 

STEM Careers 

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Apprenticeship Subjects A-Z 

Where will you go after college? 

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Hereford Campus Courses A-Z 

Hereford University Centre  Supporting You Student HUB & Learner Services  Learning Support (Study Centre)  Student Voice  Get Involved  Student Resources  Equality & Diversity  Safeguarding & Prevent  Money Matters  Advanced Learner Loans (19+)  Fee Reductions for Adults 

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Finding HLC 

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How to Apply 

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Application Form 

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Information for School Staff & Advisors 

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COURSES A-Z Hereford Campus Access to HE  27 Beauty Therapy Level 1  28 Beauty Therapy Level 2  29 Eden Hair, Health & Beauty  30 Beauty Therapy Level 3  31 Business Level 2  32 Business Trips  33 Business Level 3  34 Building Maintenance Operations Level 2  35 Bricklaying Level 1  36 Bricklaying Level 2  37 Carpentry & Joinery Level 1  38 Carpentry Level 2  39 Childcare - An Introduction to Early Years Level 2  40 Childcare - Early Years Educator Level 3  41 Computing & IT Level 2  42 Game Development  43 Computing Level 3  44 Electrical Installation Level 1  45 Electrical Installation Level 2  46 Electrical Installation Level 3  47 Student Experience - Engineering  48 Engineering Level 2  49 Cutting-edge Facilities  50-51 Engineering Level 3  52 Foundation Studies  53-58 FS - Skills for Working Life  53 FS - Employability Skills Levels 1 & 2  54 FS - Construction Level 1  55 FS - Computing & IT Level 1  56 FS - Health, Social Care & Childcare Level 1  57 FS - Hospitality & Catering Entry 3/ Level 1  58 Furniture Making Level 2  59 Student Experience - Furniture  60 Furniture Studies Design & Making Level 3  61 Eden Hair  62 Hairdressing Level 1  63 Hairdressing Level 2  64 Apprentice Experience - Hairdressing 65 Hairdressing Level 3 66 Health & Social Care Level 2  67

Health & Social Care Level 3  Hospitality & Catering Level 1  Experience Hospitality & Catering  Hospitality & Catering Level 2  Student Experience - Hospitality & Catering  Hospitality & Catering - Pro Cookery Level 3  Hospitality and Catering - Food and Beverage Service Supervision Level 3  Massage Therapies Level 3  Motor Vehicle Level 1  Motor Vehicle Level 2  Motor Vehicle Facilities  Motor Vehicle Level 3  Music Technology Level 2  Music Technology Level 3  Plumbing Level 1  Plumbing Level 2  Public Services Level 2  Public Services Level 3  Explore with Public Services  Sport Level 2  Sport Level 3  Sport Fitness Services Level 3  Travel & Tourism Level 2  Travel & Tourism Abroad  Travel & Tourism Level 3 

Holme Lacy Campus Land-based Studies Level 1  Agriculture Level 2  Agriculture Level 3  Animal Care Level 2  Animal Care Unit  Animal Management Level 3  Student Experience - Animal care  Blacksmithing & Metalworking Level 2  Blacksmithing & Metalworking Level 3  Farriery Access Level 2  Forestry & Arboriculture Level 2  Horse Care Level 2  Student Experience - Equine  Horse Management Level 3 

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“As I finish this course, I’m looking forward to studying Zoology at Aberystwyth University.” To find out more about Hannah’s journey through college and onto university turn to page 101. 5


CHOOSING YOUR COURSE

What do you need to think about? When choosing your course it is a good idea to read through the following information so you know what to expect from your course and what options are available to you. These steps outline how to go about choosing your course and are followed by more information to help you. 1 Where are you now? Check the progression table opposite to see what levels of study are currently available to you. It might be that you need to start on a lower level course in order to progress to a higher level of study, so check that your entry requirements meet the course you are considering. 2 Come to an Open Event This gives you the opportunity to speak directly to course tutors and apprenticeship assessors who are all experts in their fields. They can help you decide the best way forward. You can find dates for these events on page 3. 3 Get help You can also contact our Student HUB to speak to our independent careers advisor who can help you look through your options and find the correct route for moving forward. Gail Kilminster Learner Progression Advisor T: 01432 365 382 E: kilminsterg@hlcollege.ac.uk

16-18 Study Programme Each student aged 16-18 years at HLC has a Study Programme specifically tailored to meet their educational needs and career aspirations. It consists of the main chosen qualification, as well as further development of maths, English and employability skills. Its aim is to improve young peoples’ career prospects and also widen options for higher level study. These programmes include: • All full-time students aged 16-18 years will study English and maths as part of their studies. This will be either GCSE or functional skills depending on prior GCSE grades and initial assessment. Those students who have already achieved sufficient grades will be supported through a programme of directed studies. Maths and English skills and the ability to apply them are seen as essential skills by universities and employers. Many universities now accept a Level 2 Functional Skill in maths and English as recognised qualifications which carry UCAS points. This is a government-driven initiative, fully supported by the College. • Each full-time student will participate in work experience as well as activities designed to develop the skills and confidence required for their progression. • Those students who aren’t able to study for a substantial vocational qualification (e.g. if they have complex learning needs and/or disadvantage) will study a programme to develop their employability skills which might include some work experience.

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

Where are you now?

What will you study?

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

No formal qualifications Successful initial assessment and interview

How will you progress?

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

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

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

• Level 2 • Intermediate Apprenticeship • Employment

• Level 2 • NVQ 2 • Diploma • Intermediate Apprenticeship

• Level 3 • Advanced Apprenticeship • Employment

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

• Higher Education • Employment

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

• Postgraduate Study • Employment

Enthusiasm and commitment to chosen subject area

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

Five GCSE passes at grade 4 (grade C) and above including maths & English* Or successful completion of Level 2, NVQ 2, Diploma, Higher Diploma or Intermediate Apprenticeship*

Successful grades at Level 3* NVQ 3, Subsidiary Diploma or Diploma in addition to Extended Diploma or A Levels* Access to HE Diploma*

* Please note: entry requirements may vary for some courses. For enquiries or advice

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Adult Students

Apprenticeships

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

The College currently works with over 1,500 apprentices and offers 39 different apprenticeship subjects and routes ranging from Level 2 right up to Degree level. Some people find that learning ‘on-the-job’ works better for them and it is important to check if that might be an option in your chosen subject area. Available apprenticeship routes are clearly shown on course pages and there is more information on pages 20-25. If you have any questions about apprenticeships then you can contact:

Thinking About Studying A Levels? HLC are very proud to have merged with Ludlow College in Shropshire. Just 20 minutes from Hereford by train, the College provides an excellent choice of A Levels for school leavers and has a long-established association with Balliol College, part of Oxford University. In 2017 Ludlow College achieved a 100% pass rate for A Levels reflecting the high quality of teaching and learning. Students achieve excellent results with the vast majority progressing to higher education and places secured at top universities. Please note that our A Level courses are only offered at Ludlow College and not at the Hereford or Holme Lacy Campuses. For more information about Ludlow College and its range of courses visit www.ludlow-college.ac.uk. If you would like a copy of the Ludlow College prospectus then please contact our Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986.

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

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

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

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

Level 3 progression destinations 2018

Employment ➜ 36% University-level courses ➜ 36% Apprenticeships ➜ 5% College-level courses ➜ 9% Education general ➜ 7% Other ➜ 7% You might already know what you want to do when you leave college or you might not. Either way we have a dedicated Learner Progression Advisor to assist you as well as access to the Hereford University Centre and Student HUB. Read on to find out how they can help you with what you will do next. Careers Advice & UCAS Application Every year the Student HUB gives support and guidance on progression to hundreds of students. This could be about what you will study next at college or in the future. The HUB can help you with your UCAS application process and give you tips on how to create an effective personal statement. To find out more about career options contact: Gail Kilminster Learner Progression Advisor T: 01432 365 382 E: kilminsterg@hlcollege.ac.uk Student HUB Coordinator T: 0800 032 1986 E: studentHUB@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Can I Study University-level Courses at the College? Yes, you can study a wide range of university-level courses at the College and this enables many students to save money by studying locally. Many courses are run in partnership with the University of Worcester and others have long-running relationships with industry-specific institutions. All of our university-level provision is taught by experts who are leaders in their chosen fields and our courses are tailored to the relevant professional standards for that subject area. See our website www.hlcollege.ac.uk for a full list of university-level courses and see overleaf for more information about the Hereford University Centre and how it can give you an insight into what it is like to study at university-level. What about Higher & Degree Apprenticeships?

“Tutors are amazing and my course group are so friendly and helpful. I’m enjoying my prefarriery course and looking forward to start my apprenticeship next year.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 2 Diploma Farriery Access

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships involve the development and assessment of skills and knowledge at Level 4 or above (relevant to the occupational sector or job role), and as defined by the Framework or Standard. Higher Apprenticeships at Level 4 and 5 can allow progression on to university degrees, and Degree Apprenticeships are also now becoming widely available in most sectors. To start a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, the applicant should ideally have a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification or three good A Levels, or have completed a relevant Level 3 Apprenticeship. To find out more about Higher Apprenticeships you can look on our website www.hlcollege.ac.uk. To find out more about apprenticeships in this guide see pages 20-25.

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

How Can it Help Me? At the core of the Centre is the HUC Coordinator who facilitates a range of talks, lectures and activities aimed at involving the community at the College. Though these will all be on varied subjects, they offer you the opportunity to get a feel of what university lectures might be like and how you can be inspired by the expansion of ideas and theories.

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.

The Centre is also a good first point of contact for anyone with questions and queries about higher education, such as:

What’s on next?

➜ 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?

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

To keep in touch with the latest events sign up to the mailing list at www.hlcollege.ac.uk or find the Centre on Facebook. Wednesday 18th September 2019 Public lecture: Do Altruists exist? Tuesday 22nd October 2019 Public lecture: The glacial and climate change in the European Alps Tuesday 19th November 2019 Public lecture: How to choose happiness Tuesday 10th December 2019 Public lecture: Hard to Swallow – An insight into eating disorders Want to know more? If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to one of these events please contact: Student HUB Coordinator T: 01432 352 235 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk

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

Hub Resources, Support & Advice Tutorials & Personal Tutor Each student participates in six group tutorials a year on a variety of subjects which are facilitated by the Student HUB and are designed to inform and develop your understanding of the world around you. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will act as your pastoral 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.

Careers & Advice Kudos AD is the College’s digital careers platform, offering all users information and advice to support career choices. Kudos AD matches users to careers based on a personal profile developed through an interest inventory and skills analysis. This helps to support students, parents and carers to identify pathways into careers using accurate and up to date information. Our Learner Progression Advisor provides free, impartial, Matrix accredited confidential advice to potential and current students. The Advisor can give advice to help you make the best decisions for your education, career and university-level opportunities. For an appointment please contact: Gail Kilminster Learner Progression Advisor T: 01432 365 382 E: kilminsterg@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Learning Resource Centres The College has an LRC at each campus, we aim to provide a range of quality resources and information services to support the teaching and learning needs of the College. We offer a wide range of support and resources. Resources and support we can help you with: • Range of study areas • Books • Journals • E-books • Online databases • Support with accessing resources • Support with referencing • Computer account unlocking and resetting of passwords • PCs, printing, photocopying and scanning • ID cards and ID card replacements • Support with accessing WiFi • Laptops • Moodle help pages and subject guides

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Once enrolled at HLC, more information regarding the resources on offer is available by logging into the Moodle LRC page or by using one of our catalogue computers. Moodle is the College’s internal course support and student information website. It is accessed automatically in the College or externally. It enables interactive learning for students, both in and out of the College. There is also a copy print service offering a range of services to students including copying, binding, printing and laminating. Stationery such as pens, memory sticks, folders and paper can also be purchased. The Study Centre HLC is committed to supporting any student in need of additional support with their studies, to enable them to reach their full potential. The College has a dedicated team in place to support students with diverse needs including: dyslexia, mental health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, visual and hearing impairment, mobility difficulties, general learning difficulties and medical conditions. We offer a daily drop-in at the study centre in the Learning Resource Centre every day. This is available to any student who just needs that little bit of extra help. Support may include: • Small group sessions • Support for an identified specific learning difficulty • Special exam arrangements e.g. extra time, reader/scribe • Additional specialist support e.g. facilities for the hard of hearing such as notetaker • Assistive technology e.g. hearing induction loop and Dictaphones www.hlcollege.ac.uk


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 Anstey Learning Support Coordinator T: 01432 365 546 E: ansteyn@hlcollege.ac.uk Student Support Advisor HLC has a Student Support Advisor who is available for you to talk to if you have any concerns. You can go to the Advisor for all sorts of topics, ranging from depression, sexual health and budgeting. Atlanta Hazlewood Student Support Advisor T: 01432 365 353 M: 07967 732 896 E: hazlewoodatlanta@hlcollege.ac.uk Financial Support For information regarding financial support please see our ‘Money Matters’ section on page 18 or contact our Admissions Team. T: 0800 032 1986 E: admissions@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: For enquiries or advice

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Post 16 Transport Department at Herefordshire Council T: 01432 260 928 A: Post 16 Transport Department Herefordshire Council Education Directorate PO Box 95 Blackfriars Street Hereford National Union of Students (TOTUM) Discount Cards TOTUM Cards can be purchased online and allow students to receive discounts from a wide range of different stores. For more information see www.nus.org.uk or speak to a member of staff in the HUB. Student Voice Student Voice Surveys take place once a year and are an important part of the College’s development. After the last Student Voice Survey in 2018, which involved 2,300 students, the College was able to make significant changes. You can see the outcomes of our Student Voice results throughout this prospectus. You can get involved in a variety of ways; provide your views via a questionnaire, elect or become a Student Course Representative that will attend briefings and a focus group each year and/or become a Student Governor and be part of the College Board of Governors. To get involved please contact: Student HUB Coordinator T: 01432 352 235 E: studenthub@hlcollege.ac.uk

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

Other Services Eden The Hereford Campus also benefits from its own hair, health and beauty therapy centre, Eden, which is open to students and the public. From a trim to a perm and from Indian head massage to waxing, Eden offers it all – at exceptionally low prices. Contact: Eden T: 01432 365 343

To burn off some excess energy, the College has an agreement with Hereford Sixth Form College, which allows students to use its ‘Sixth Sense’ gym facilities at discounted rates. Nursery HLC’s Hereford Campus has an onsite nursery with places for 35 children between the ages of six months and five years. Students are able to study in the knowledge that their children are cared for by qualified and experienced staff. This is a provision of the highest quality and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage to work towards all children’s individual needs. As this is a very popular service, please make sure you book a place for your child well in advance. Find us on

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

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Our Student Enrichment Team are here to help support you through your college experience. The Team organise a wide variety of daily sporting activities which you can find out about from timetables all around the College. Interesting talks and relevant events are organised throughout the year as well as all sorts of trips and visits. To find out more you can contact:

Our Student Enrichment Team are here to help support you through your college experience. The Team organise a wide variety of daily sporting activities which you can find out about from timetables all around the College. Interesting talks and relevant events are organised throughout the year as well as all sorts of trips and visits. To find out more you can contact: Hayley Jenkins Sport Enrichment Officer E: jenkinsh@hlcollege.ac.uk Student HUB Coordinator T: 0800 032 1986 E: studentHUB@hlcollege.ac.uk

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SUPPORTING YOU Help when you need it – support for everyone

Equality & Diversity ‘Equality’ means treating all groups of people fairly, providing equality of opportunity and removing barriers to success. It is not about treating everybody the same – different people have different needs. For example, making reasonable adjustments for people with a disability (like providing additional time in exams for students with dyslexia) removes barriers to equality of opportunity and helps prevent discrimination. Increasing our understanding of the needs of different groups promotes good relations between people. Equality - Protected Characteristics Equality laws exist to protect the groups of people who have traditionally faced discrimination. These groups of people share ‘equality protected characteristics’ such as: • Age • Disability • Gender reassignment • Marriage/civil partnership • Race • Religion or belief • Pregnancy/maternity leave • Sex • Sexual orientation Everyone has several of these protected characteristics, therefore everyone is protected by equality legislation from discrimination in education, at work and in other situations.

What Is Diversity? ‘Diversity’ refers to individual difference. People are unique and differ from one another in a range of ways. Differences may or may not be visible and many include personal characteristics such as background, culture and personality. We value diversity which means that we aim to realise the potential of every individual student and staff member. Buildings Accessibility The College has introduced a number of adaptations to its buildings in line with the Equality Act (2010). This has made it more accessible for all students. The Hereford Campus has a wide range of facilities including lifts to all floors, wide corridors, and automatic doors. Disabled toilet facilities are available at both campuses. A Buildings Accessibility section is available as a source of reference outlining facilities and resources for disabled students and can be accessed under the ‘Equality & Diversity’ tab on our website www.hlcollege.ac.uk. Students can also access the College’s Disability Statement under that section. Alternatively, if you have difficulty accessing the internet, please call the Learner Services Team on the Enquiries Line, 0800 032 1986.

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

94% ‘I feel safe at the College’

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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: • 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.

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“The College is full of friendly and helpful staff, who are always prepared to help when needed.”

Atlanta Hazlewood, Student Support Advisor T: Ext 353, 01432 365 353 E: hazlewoodatlanta@hlcollege.ac.uk

Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

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.

Debra Baldwin, Director of personnel T: Ext 309, 01432 365 209 Jonathan Gill, Assistant Principal, Faculty of Technology T: Ext 324, 01432 365 324 Alyson Moon, Assistant Principal, Faculty of Community Studies & Faculty of Land-based Studies T: Ext 329, 01432 365 329 Viv McLaughlin, Head of Learner Services T: Ext 666, 01432 365 566 Anna Gumbleton, Student Support Advisor, Ludlow College T: Ext 316, 01584 872 846 Sally Cassels, Student Services Officer, Ludlow College T: Ext 323, 01584 872 846 Carl Morris, Head of Ludlow & North Shropshire College T: Ext 243, 01584 872 846

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MONEY MATTERS

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of students would HLC believes in giving everyone equal opportunities to study further recommend the College education. The College receives some funding from the Government to to a friend support student study and this varies depending on the course being studied, the student’s age and their level of study. Because of this, there are some fees that the College may have to pass on to students. Please note: costs on course pages are for guidance purposes only and should be checked prior to enrolment.

Below is an outline of how students may be able to receive help with the costs of courses. For further help, please contact the Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986 or at enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk. Are you aged between 16 to 19 years on 31 August? For students who enrol on their further education, full-time course before their 19th birthday or are continuing to attend a course they began before turning 19, there are no tuition or examination fees. However, other fees for example, covering certification, materials, necessary equipment and trips may still apply. Are you aged 19 or over? If you are aged 19 or over at the start of your course then tuition fees will vary. As everyone has individual circumstances then the best way to work out the fees relevant to you is to call and speak to our Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986. It will also be helpful for you to read through the following information on this page regarding ‘Fee Reductions for Adults’, the ‘19+ Advanced Learner Loan’ and ‘Financial Assistance’. Fee Reductions for Adults Adults (aged 19 years or over) undertaking courses funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency may be entitled to reduced course fees if they meet the following criteria: • Adults (aged 19 to 23 years) wishing to study at: • Level 2 who do not have a first full Level 2 qualification (ie do not have 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (grades 4-9), an NVQ at Level 2 or an equivalent qualification); or • Level 3 who do not have a first full Level 3 qualification (ie do not have 2 or more A’ Level passes or 4 or fewer AS Level qualifications, an NVQ at Level 3 or equivalent) 18

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• Will be exempt from tuition and exam fees, although other fees, for example, covering certification, materials, necessary equipment and trips may still apply. • Adults (aged 19 to 23 years) wishing to study will be exempt from tuition and exam fees, although other fees, for example, covering certification, materials, necessary equipment and trips may still apply. • Adults undertaking English or Maths basic skills, including GCSE level if the student has not previously attained a grade 4 (grade C), will be exempt from tuition and exam fees. • Adults who are in receipt of certain means-tested benefits (Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance in the Work-related Activity Group) may be entitled to apply for a reduction in fees. • Recipients of Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit, Contribution-based ESA, DLA, Tax Award Notice or the new Universal Credit who are unemployed and wish to train in order to find work, may also be entitled to apply for a reduction in fees. Valid documentary evidence of any qualifying benefits received must be provided in order for fee reduction to be allowed. Advanced Learner Loan (19+) Advanced Learner Loans provide financial support for those aged 19 years and above to access some advanced (Level 3) and higher (Level 4) further education courses. These loans operate in a similar manner to those available in higher education for tuition costs, and are managed by the Student Loans Company. This means that rather than an individual having to pay for YouTube

their course upfront they have the option of accessing an advanced student loan. Students can apply from 1st April 2020 for courses starting on or after 1st August 2020. It’s easy to apply, household income isn’t considered and there’s no credit check. Students will not have to pay anything back until they finish their course and their income is over £25,000 a year. Further information is available by following the link below: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/ overview Overseas Students Please note that separate fees apply for overseas students. To find out more please call the Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986. Financial Assistance Means-tested support funds exist for students who would otherwise be prevented from college participation by financial barriers. Such support may include costs of fees/equipment, travel, childcare and accommodation (for students obliged to stay away from home to study). Qualifying schemes currently available are: • 16 -19 Bursary Fund – for students under 19 years on 31st August 2020 • Adult Bursary Fund – for students aged 19 or over studying at Levels 3 or 4 (normally for those who have been accepted for an Advanced Learner Loan) • 19 + Discretionary Learner Support – for all other adult students studying up to and including Level 2, and at Level 3 if they qualify for reduced fees. Assistance is only available for certain programmes of study and the number of bursaries is limited. Please call 0800 032 1986 for further details. www.hlcollege.ac.uk


INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS The College is encouraging Level 3 students to take part in a minimum of 45-days of industry placement. The idea is for you to build and develop your skills in a genuine working environment, taking the theoretical knowledge of your course and putting this into practice. Your placements will take place outside of your normal college days, which may be one or two days a week, or in blocks. What are the Benefits of Industry Placements for you? • Employers are always keen to take on workers with some experience under their belt, which can be difficult straight after finishing your qualification. With an industry placement you can add this to your CV and stand out from other candidates. • An industry placement will offer you the chance to learn more transferable and industrial skills from the industry’s experts. • If you make a good impression on the employer, they may be interested in taking you on as a paid employee, either on a part-time basis, or as an apprentice. • Experience life in a real working environment. • This placement could be the first stepping stone to your future career.

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Tips for finding your Industry Placement • Utilise your connections – Speak to your friends and family, tutors, careers advisors or neighbours, they may know of somewhere suitable for you to enquire about a placement. • Search your local area – Have a look around your local area for businesses that you may not know about, newspapers are also a good way to find local employers. • Try a different angle – You could try looking for part-time vacancies in your chosen industry, you could get a work experience trial which leads on to employment. • Leave your details – Some employers may not be in a position to take you on for a placement, but leave your contact details with them, as their situation may change. • Make notes – Ensure that you know what you would like to ask before phoning, note who it is you have been speaking with, and any other relevant information during the call.

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• Aim for the top – When contacting companies, try to speak to the Manager, or the Human Resources (HR) department if it’s a larger company. • Keep Trying – Don’t be discouraged if you get turned down, don’t worry, just keep on looking. • Be prepared – When contacting employers, ensure you have your CV at the ready, including your skills and experience, these can serve as prompts during a conversation. • Always make a good impression – Ensure that you are polite and respectful when talking with employers, they are much more likely to remember you. • Look online – Businesses may have a section on their website where you can apply for work experience or voluntary work.

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WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP? An apprenticeship is a paid job with an accompanying skills development programme which allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal ‘off-the-job’ training and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real work context. So, not only will you gain valuable experience, you will also be learning and earning at the same time.

Apprenticeships have been designed by employers to meet employers’ needs for a particular sector or job role. Each apprenticeship defines the skills, knowledge, behaviours and formal qualifications that the apprentice needs to acquire in order to become competent in their chosen field, and to be awarded the status of fully qualified apprentice. Apprenticeships are nationally recognised as a fantastic pathway into the career of your choice and HLC now offers apprenticeships in almost all industries. The range of apprenticeships we offer can be found on our website.

➜ 97% of our apprentices say they are developing the skills they need

➜ 93% of our apprentices say they think the teaching they receive is good

➜ 96% of our apprentices say they are satisfied with their apprenticeship

➜ 92% would recommend their apprenticeship to a friend

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What levels of apprenticeship are available? There are three levels of apprenticeships available for those aged 16 and over, dependent on the level and responsibility of the job role. Intermediate Apprenticeships (equivalent to five good GCSE passes) Intermediate Apprenticeships involve the development and assessment of skills and knowledge at Level 2 (relevant to the occupational sector or job role). Achievement of an Intermediate Apprenticeship may allow progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship. To start an Intermediate Apprenticeship, the applicant should ideally have five GCSEs (grade E/grade 2 or above). Advanced Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A Level passes) Advanced apprenticeships involve the development and assessment of skills and knowledge at Level 3 (relevant to the occupational sector or job role). Achievement of an Advanced Apprenticeship may allow progression onto a Higher Apprenticeship. To start an Advanced Apprenticeship, the applicant should ideally have five good GCSEs (grade C/grade 4 or above) or have successfully completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship.

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Higher & Degree Apprenticeships Higher and Degree Apprenticeships involve the development and assessment of skills and knowledge at Level 4 or above (relevant to the occupational sector or job role), and as defined by the Framework or Standard. Higher Apprenticeships at Level 4 and 5 can allow progression on to university degrees, and Degree Apprenticeships are now becoming more widely available in many sectors. To start a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, the applicant should ideally have a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification or three good A Levels, or have completed a relevant Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. How long is an apprenticeship? The minimum length of an apprenticeship is 12 months, but some apprenticeships will be designed to last two, three or four years. This will depend on the Framework or Standard being followed, the level of apprenticeship, the specific occupational area/sector and the prior skill levels of the apprentice. What can I do after I complete my apprenticeship? There are a number of routes that you can take after an apprenticeship. You can use the skills that you have developed to carry on in employment. You can also continue with the apprenticeship scheme to progress to the next level of apprenticeship, such as an Advanced Apprenticeship or a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship.

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How to apply and find an employer and get an apprenticeship So you’ve chosen an industry and you think an apprenticeship might be for you. What next? You need an employer and there are a few ways to get one: 1 Check our online vacancies page A continually updated list of apprenticeship vacancies are available on our website. It has all the info you need to know, like the name of the company, where the job is, what it involves and your weekly wage. 2 Approach an employer directly You can contact an employer to see if they would like to take you on as an apprentice. They might not know that they need an apprentice until you contact them! Remember that you are hoping that they will take you on as an employee, so act professionally and make a good impression. If you can, find out a bit about the company first by visiting their website and preparing what you want to say. Remember there are other attributes that employers value, such as: • Enthusiasm • Willingness to learn • Reliability • Punctuality • Responsibility • Working as part of a team • Good sense of humour • Working on your own initiative For enquiries or advice

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3 Call the College Many businesses contact HLC to find them an apprentice that would be suited to them, so there might be just the right job for you. Get in touch on 0800 032 1986 and we can advise you on the next steps, such as sending us your CV and possible interviews. 4 Look for vacancies Some companies advertise apprenticeship vacancies and they are looking for people like you to join their business. Adverts could be in local press, national press, at job fairs, through recruitment agencies or online through sites such as: The Apprenticeship Guide www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk The National Apprenticeship Service www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship 5 Current employer If you already have a job your employer might consider taking you on as an apprentice. If they need to find out more, then ask them to contact us for more information. What if I can’t find an employer? You can still apply for a full-time course which can progress you to an apprenticeship. Contact us to find out what route might be best on 0800 032 1986.

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This page shows all of the apprenticeship subjects which the College offers. For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on all apprenticeships please visit the College apprenticeships section online at www.hlcollege.ac.uk. Where possible, some details of Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships have been included on the course pages of this guide next to their full-time course equivalents. You can view these by going to the pages indicated below. For those subjects without full-time course equivalents you can visit www.hlcollege.ac.uk for more information.

Agriculture &  Pages 96-108 Land-based • Agriculture - Mixed Farming, Crop Production & Livestock • Animal Care & Management • Equine • Production Horticulture (including Cider & Top Fruit Production) • Forestry & Arboriculture Automotive  Pages 77, 79 • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Business &  Pages 32, 34 Administration • Accountancy • Management • Assistant Accountant • Customer Service • Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Catering & Hospitality Pages 71-74 • Commis Chef • Hospitality Team Member Construction Pages 35, 37, 39 • Construction Trades Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying), Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery • Property Maintenance Operative Education Pages 40, 41 • Children & Young Peoples Workforce • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

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Electrical Page 47 • Electrical Installation • Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician Engineering Page 52 • Manufacturing Engineering • Engineering Maintenance • Electrical & Electronic Engineering • Engineering Design Farriery  • Farriery

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Hairdressing  • Hair Professional

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Health & Social Care  • Adult & Social Care

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Management  Pages 32, 34 • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship • Operations/Departmental Manager Higher Apprenticeship • Team Leader/Supervisor Plumbing & Gas  Page 83 • Gas Engineering • Plumbing (Mechanical Engineering Services) Retail  • Retail Manager • Retail Team Leader • Retailer

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Welding  • Welding

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Jonna Munday First year Forest Operative, Harvesting Pathway “Forestry has always been a huge part of my family life and I wanted to continue this, as my parents work in both logging and basket weaving. I am local to the area and wanted to go straight from school into an apprenticeship at the College, to get stuck straight into work. I didn’t enjoy school very much and prefer the flexibility of learning on the job, rather than sitting in a classroom environment. I went to the Open Event at the Holme Lacy Campus and decided that forestry was the route that I wanted to pursue. The tutors at the College are always supportive and I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who wants to learn a skill on the job. My apprenticeship is based at Birchwood Forestry in Sollers Hope, not too far from the Holme Lacy Campus. I enjoy running the kiln and being in the woods, it’s great to be out in the countryside all day. I find the working days enjoyable and I have already learnt so much in the position. My plans are to continue in the forestry industry and potentially set up my own business in the future.”

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In 2017-18, 437 apprentices started their apprenticeship programme with the College, and at any one time there are approximately 1,000 apprentices on programme, placed with over 400 employers, covering 39 industries.

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

88%

of local employers would recommend the College for apprenticeships**

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

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

* Data taken from the National Apprenticeship Service’s Employer Guide to Apprenticeships 2018 ** Data taken from the Education & Skills Funding Agency Employer Satisfaction Survey 2017-18

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Apprenticeship Awards 2018

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Each year the College celebrates the achievements of apprentices and their employers in the Apprenticeship Awards. Nicholas Cornock from H.R. Edwards & Son was named the College’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’ and heating and plumbing business Grange Heating was awarded ‘Employer of the Year’. Farm owner Andrew Edwards commented, “Except for the previous 2 years I had always managed the poultry farm on my own, but when the opportunity came along to have an extra pair of hands in the form of an apprentice, it was the best thing I could have done. It’s not your stereotypical farm role here, and it is important to have the right attitude and work ethic for the job. That is difficult to find in someone ready-made for the role, which is where the apprenticeship works, as you can train someone with the right attitude, and that’s where Nick fitted in perfectly. Grange Heating has had in excess of 20 apprentices over the year, and company director Ewen Grange attributes this to their impressive growth: “We have a particular ethos and culture here at Grange, to make the customer feel special and important, building a rapport is just as important as upholding our standards. With an apprentice we can build this thinking into their training, alongside the skills of the trade they are learning. It’s through this method we’ve been able to grow Grange to the size it is today. Our apprentices stay on with us once they’re qualified as senior engineers, those that have moved on have set-up on their own, and I still keep in touch with them on a regular basis. Fast-tracking through the apprenticeship, Nick was able to complete his level 2 qualification in just over 12 months, developing the skills and knowledge necessary to work on the farm, including additional qualifications in machinery operation and pesticide application. He now lives on-site, as the farm’s Assistant Manager. “I wanted to start an apprenticeship as it would enable me to earn and learn at the same time, Andrew gave me that opportunity and it was everything I wanted and more. I didn’t have to spend my time in a classroom; in my case the tutor from the College came to me. He ensured that what I was learning was not only in line with the qualification, but also made sense for the job I was doing. This was important for me, as it meant I was learning useful skills for now and the future, also rather than having to write essays on random subjects, I was able to evidence my ability through the work I was already doing.” For enquiries or advice

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

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Access to Higher Education Level 3 This is a life-changing and academic preparatory course for progression to university-level study.

This course offers an alternative route to A Levels and BTEC Level 3 courses and has successfully launched many students into a variety of courses and careers. Students on this course achieve consistently high grades year-on-year. There is an emphasis on building your confidence and the course design takes into consideration the possibility that many students may not have been in full-time education for some time. You will find that you gain a high level of support from both the teaching team and from other members of the group. This course will open doors to university-level qualifications and will prepare you for studying at this level. Teaching hours are designed to be family friendly. Qualification Two Diplomas are offered (subject to numbers) Level 3 Diploma in Access to Higher Education (Health Professionals) or Level 3 Diploma in Access to Higher Education (Social Sciences & Humanities) Duration One year Course Content Examples of health modules: • Human Biology • Psychology • Sociology • Skills for Learning Examples of Social Sciences & Humanities Modules: • Literature • Psychology • Sociology • Skills for Learning

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Assessments take a variety of forms, including essays, projects, oral presentations and open and closed book examinations. The course is credit based; you must achieve 60 Level 3 credits to pass the course, 45 of which will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Universities make offers based on grade achievement. Entry Requirements • Grade 4 (grade C) or higher in GCSE English language and GCSE maths (some universities will accept functional skills level 2 please discuss at interview) • Experience of life outside full-time education • The motivation and determination to succeed on an intensive programme Progression If you complete the Health Professionals Diploma you may apply for degree courses leading to careers in the health professions, including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science and occupational therapy. If you complete the Social Sciences and Humanities Diploma you may apply for initial teacher training courses and other degrees in education, humanities and social sciences.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £300 (per year) Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Almost all our learners apply for a Learner Loan and this is written off when they gain a place at university. If you don’t take a place at university, learner loans don’t have to be repaid until you are earning at least £21,000 a year (correct at time of printing). Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

You may also like... • University-level courses can be found in our Higher Education Course Guide. To request a copy contact Enquiries Team: T: 0800 032 1986 E: enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk W: www.hlcollege.ac.uk

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Beauty Therapy Level 1 This course has been specifically designed to introduce you to practical beauty therapy skills and is an ideal progression route for further training. A fantastic stepping stone that will take you towards your chosen career. This qualification will enable you to perform basic manicure and pedicure techniques, provide relaxing head massage treatments as well as cleansing, toning and moisturising treatments. You will learn how to give advice on skin care and basic day make-up application. To further enhance your skills you will also cover artistic and creative elements on your course such as nail art, themed face painting and photographic make-up. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy, giving you a good foundation for progression and learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment. Qualification Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Entry Requirements • GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) and above in maths and English • Demonstrate a passion for the industry • Subject to a successful interview • Satisfactory reference Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy • Level 1 or 2 in Hairdressing

“I like all of the practical we do because that’s when I feel most confident when learning.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 1 Diploma in Beauty

Employment options may include: • Junior Beauty Specialist You may also like... • Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing

Duration One year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector • The Art of Photographic Make-up • Providing Basic Manicure Treatment • Providing Basic Pedicure Treatment • Follow Health & Safety in the Salon • Create a Hair & Beauty Image • Salon Reception Duties • Nail Art Application • Skin Care • Basic Make-up Application • Themed Face Painting

Course Costs The costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £190 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £130 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £190 | Registration/Exam Fee £90 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £130

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £190 | Registration/Exam Fee £90 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300

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

Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques

Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy • Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapies • Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry

Duration One year

Employment options may include: • Junior Beauty Specialist (within a salon or spa) • Beauty Consultant • Self-employed Beauty Specialist

Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Health, Safety and Hygiene • Consultation Techniques and Client Care • Manicure Treatments • Pedicure Treatments • Waxing Services • Facial Treatments • Skin Type Analysis • Eyebrow Shaping Services • Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting Services • Make-up Applications • Anatomy and Physiology for Beauty Therapists

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Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £190 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300

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eden HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY SALONS

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

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Beauty Therapy Level 3 Training you in the very latest skills of professional beauty therapy including face and body electrotherapy and body massage.

This course is designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills in the College’s superb commercial training salons and clinic. Previous students have progressed to a range of exciting careers including running their own successful salons and providing treatments on cruise ships across the globe. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge through studying units such as individual permanent lashes, intimate waxing, spray tan and applying self-tan products. You can also learn about IT, data handling and contributing to the effective running of a beauty therapy business. You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication. For the Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy see page 75. Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Health & Safety • Client Care & Consultation • Electrical Science • Provide Head & Body Massage Treatments • Improve Body/Face/Skin Condition Using Electrotherapy • Anatomy & Physiology You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment and by an assessed portfolio of evidence, assignments, test papers and documented evidence of case studies. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths, a science subject and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 4 Beauty (at another institution) • University-level courses in Management (www.hlcollege.ac.uk for university-level courses) Employment opportunities are varied and are not just limited to the UK, these include: • Salon, Health Spa/Hotel, Cruise Ship • Sales & Distribution • Manager or Supervisor You may also like... • Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy Course Costs Please note that all workshops and supplementary certificates are at an additional cost and are not part of the formal Level 3 Diploma. The costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £100 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment totalling approximately £250. Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more detail or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Business Level 2 A practical focus on current business and retail practices, including finance, administration and Young Enterprise.

If you are confident, enthusiastic and like meeting new people, this could be the right course for you. In a very supportive environment you will develop excellent interpersonal skills and a good grounding in many of the important business skills at an intermediate level. This includes customer care, marketing, finance and employees’ rights, as well as how to manage your own time and organise your own work. You will be involved in local trips and start to develop small business ideas. The practical focus on how businesses work is underpinned by pathways in both finance and administration, preparing students for further progression in this area. Qualification Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Working in Business Teams • Marketing • Business Retailing • Financial Planning • Enterprise & Business Start-up • Recruitment, Selection & Employment The emphasis is on ‘learning by doing’, which involves assessment by projects, case studies and assignments. Some examinations are included as well as local visits and work experience. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business • Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism • Apprenticeship in Business & Administration Employment options may include: • Office Administrator • Personal Assistant • Data Input Processor • Retail Assistant You may also like... • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business & Administration • Level 2 Computing & IT • Level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £35 | Trips and Visits Fee £100

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Level 2 Assistant Accountant, Level 3 Advanced Accounting or Level 4 Professional Accounting • Business Administration, Levels 2 & 3 • Customer Service Practitioner, Level 2 and Customer Service Specialist, Level 3 • Team Leader/Supervisor, Level 3 • Operations/Departmental Manager, Level 5 Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course. The apprenticeship courses will cover mandatory units, which are mostly covered by completing qualifications and a portfolio. Please note that the units will be assessed via exams for the apprenticeships in accountancy. Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will be expected to attend one day a week for the knowledge section of the apprenticeships and additional functional skills classes unless you already have prior accreditation. Duration 15-24 months depending on the level you study. At the end of the apprenticeship there will be an end point assessment which will need to be passed to complete the qualification. This may be in the form of a portfolio, completion of the relevant qualification and interview.

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £35 | Registration/Exam Fee £130 | Trips and Visits Fee £100

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BUSINESS TRIPS, WIDER LEARNING & PROGRESSION Throughout the year business students may undertake a range of enrichment activities to complement their programmes of study. This is just a selection of past experiences of the business students. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Students had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of JLR’s stunning state-of-the-art production facility in Solihull. They saw first-hand the production of vehicles using robots, and learning how logistically sleek their business is – 1000 deliveries a day on site of which the parts are fixed onto the vehicles within four hours of delivery! The group also received information about work experience placements and advanced apprenticeship programmes. Oaker Wood Leisure Effective team working is a key skill of any successful business. Therefore, students start the year with a focus on developing this. It’s great to see everyone getting stuck-in and working across their business teams to help support each other and tackle every obstacle thrown at them! For enquiries or advice

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Cadbury A fun and exciting chance for students to examine marketing at Cadbury and also the different careers in the sector, besides enjoying the opportunity to test the chocolate for themselves!

within a month, from an initial investment of £10. Students have been developing an educational maths games and worked with a local primary school and the College’s Childcare group to test and further develop their product ideas. We certainly had some budding entrepreneurs in the group.

Chase Distillery This is a great place to view the production of one of the best vodka’s in the world, all from the humble potato. Students were inspired to hear the story of how the family developed the Tyrrell’s business and sold this to start producing Chase Vodka.

Progression Sixty percent of Level 3 students who applied for university have been successful with receiving their first choice offers, including Exeter, Reading, Liverpool, Oxford Brookes,

Entrepreneurship Students had the opportunity to develop their own mini businesses under the banner of ‘Young Enterprise’. Some of these businesses were instigated from a national challenge to make as much profit as possible

Loughborough, Hull and other more local universities to study Business and Law related degrees and Teacher Training. Other students have secured apprenticeships, including graduate apprenticeships and places on management training schemes and full-time employment.

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Business Level 3 A practical study of contemporary business for progression to university and careers in marketing, personnel, accountancy, retail, law or finance.

This qualification prepares students for employment in many different business sectors. You may also decide to specialise in certain areas through professional qualifications gained whilst at work, or progress onto a degree programme. To enrich the process of ‘learning by doing’, you’ll visit local and national businesses and organisations. These visits allow you to relate classroom-learnt theory to practice within industry. Visits include Amazon, Jaguar Land Rover, Cadbury and various other organisations. There is fantastic hands-on experience in ‘Young Enterprise’, where you can set up and run your own business. Learning from experienced tutors and business advisors, you will enjoy the highs and lows of running your own company. Qualification BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business (Equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Developing a Marketing Campaign • Personal & Business Finance • Managing an Event • International Business • Recruitment & Selection • Digital Marketing Assessment is continuous through assignments, projects, case studies and presentations. Each year will also include one external exam and one controlled assessment. Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above to include maths and English, or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade, together with GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above

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• Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • University degree in a Business related degree or law related • Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Management Courses from the following professional bodies: • The Association of Accounting Technicians • The Chartered Institute of Marketing • The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development • The Chartered Management Institute You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing & IT • Advanced Apprenticeship in Business & Administration Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £35 (per year) | Trips and Visits Fee £140 (per year)

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Level 2 Assistant Accountant, Level 3 Advanced Accounting or Level 4 Professional Accounting • Business Administration, Levels 2 & 3 • Customer Service Practitioner, Level 2 and Customer Service Specialist, Level 3 • Team Leader/Supervisor, Level 3 • Operations/Departmental Manager, Level 5 Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course. The apprenticeship courses will cover mandatory units, which are mostly covered by completing qualifications and a portfolio. Please note that the units will be assessed via exams for the apprenticeships in accountancy. Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will be expected to attend one day a week for the knowledge section of the apprenticeships and additional functional skills classes unless you already have prior accreditation. Duration 15-24 months depending on the level you study. At the end of the apprenticeship there will be an end point assessment which will need to be passed to complete the qualification. This may be in the form of a portfolio, completion of the relevant qualification and interview.

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

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Building Maintenance Operations Level 2 Skills-based learning in a wide range of construction trades including brickwork, plumbing, paving, carpentry, painting and decorating.

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

English) or successful and satisfactory completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing, Carpentry or Brickwork) • Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Qualification City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations Duration One year

Study options may include: • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Building Maintenance Operations • Level 1 or 2 in Plumbing/Electrical Installation/Furniture Making/ Bricklaying/Carpentry

Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Health, Safety & Welfare • Principles of Building Construction, Information & Communication • Small-scale repairs in the areas of General Building, Painting & Decorating, Plastering, Plumbing & Carpentry

You may also like... • Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery or Plumbing & Electrics • If you have already completed relevant previous study then you could consider a Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry or Brickwork or Plumbing & Electrical Installation

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

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

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and For enquiries or advice

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Employment options may include: • General Builder (Trainee) • Handyman/Caretaker • Site Operative (Labourer)

We also offer the following apprenticeship as an alternative to full-time study • Property Maintenance Operative, Level 2 Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction • Carrying out repairs to the fabric of buildings, for example repairs to walls and doors • Understanding and maintaining plumbing and drainage systems • Maintaining high levels of water hygiene within a building • Understanding and maintaining electrical distribution, and the safe repair of electrical installation • Demonstrating and implementing energy, environment and sustainable practices • Understanding and maintaining grounds and external fabrication of a building Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week. It will take around 2 years to complete the Level 2 apprenticeship.

Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £210 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Bricklaying Level 1 Getting you started with the specialist skills needed for a career in brickwork.

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

Duration One year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction • Principles of Building Construction, Information & Communication • Carry Out Blocklaying Activities • Carry Out Bricklaying Activities • Carry Out Cavity Walling Activities • Contribute to Setting Out & Building Basic Masonry Structures Achievement is by passing practical and theory units, multiple-choice online and paper-based knowledge assessments and practical assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Employment options may include: • Bricklaying • General Builder • Landscape Gardening • Site Operative (Labourer)

Qualification City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

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

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Bricklaying Level 2 Perfect your brickwork and building skills to a professional and industry-recognised standard.

Practical training takes place in the College’s purpose-built, specialist workshop which is designed to give you the best environment for perfecting the skills to become a competent bricklayer. Theory work is taught in well-equipped classrooms and IT pods, underpinning your existing knowledge with more in-depth subjects such as the interpretation of working drawings, estimating, and setting out buildings. The course content is developed to mirror the industry’s work requirements, giving successful candidates an excellent opportunity for gaining employment in the construction sector. The emphasis on self-motivation and problem solving will further advance your skills to make sure you are ready for employment during and after this course. Qualification City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying Duration One year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction • Principles of Building Construction • Building Solid Walling, Isolated and Attached Piers • Interpret Working Drawings • Build Cavity Walling Forming Masonry Structures Achievement is evaluated by passing practical and theory units, multiplechoice online and paper-based knowledge assessments and practical assessments. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements Please note that applicants without suitable practical experience will normally be advised to commence study at Level 1. • Successful and satisfactory completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification (e.g. City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying). Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate motivation, enthusiasm, discipline and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include; • Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying (part-time) • Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Bricklaying • Level 2 Diploma / Apprenticeship in Maintenance Operations Employment options may include: • Bricklayer/General Builder • Landscape Gardening • Stone Layer • Site Operative (Labourer)

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full time study: • Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship • Level 3 Bricklaying Apprenticeship Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and experience relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and your college-based training will cover: • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication • Carrying Out Blocklaying/ Bricklaying/Cavity Walling Activities • Setting Out and Building Basic Masonry Structures • Building Cavity and Solid Walling, Isolated and Attached Piers Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training for two days a week in year one and one day a week in year 2. It will take around 2 years to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship and a further 12-18 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Bricklaying Course Costs Please note that the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £210 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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

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

Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Health, Safety and Welfare in the Construction Industry • Knowledge of Building Methods and Construction Technology • Produce Basic Woodworking Joints • Maintain and Use Carpentry and Joinery Hand Tools • Prepare and Use Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools Achievement is through continuous assessment of practical units, and multiple-choice tests for theory units.

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

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

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Employment options may include: • Bench Joiner • Site Carpenter • Shop Fitting • Kitchen Fitter Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery

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Carpentry Level 2 This course will advance your industry skills to professional standards and widen your knowledge of all aspects of site carpentry, including structural carcassing and construction technology. This course emphasises ‘learning by doing’ and will further build your confidence and capabilities in your practical skills, preparing you for either employment or working on-the-job in an apprenticeship. It combines practical sessions in a specialist purpose-built workshop featuring industry-standard equipment dedicated to site carpentry activities to a realistic scale, along with classroom theory lessons. The theory will support the development of industry standard practical skills through such techniques as first fix, second fix and structural carcassing components. You can take part in a variety of site visits to learn more about the industry and the range of career routes available. Qualification City & Guilds Level 2 Construction Diploma in Site Carpentry Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. Site Carpentry: • Carry out First Fix Operations • Carry out Second Fix Operations • Erecting Structural Carcassing Bench Joinery: • Produce Setting-Out Details • Mark Out from Setting-Out Details • Manufacture Joinery Items • Health, Safety and Welfare in the Construction Industry • Knowledge of Building Methods and Construction Technology Achievement is by continuous assessment of practical units and multiple-choice tests for theory units. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. For enquiries or advice

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Entry Requirements Please note: applicants without suitable experience will normally be advised to commence study at Level 1. • Successful and satisfactory completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery). Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery • Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry (parttime day release) Employment options may include: • Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry • Shop Fitting • Heritage Skills, e.g. oak timber framing • Modern Timber Frame House Construction

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

You may also like... • Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery • Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £260 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £260 | Registration/Exam Fee £150 enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Introduction to Early Years Education & Care CACHE Level 2 An industry-recognised qualification for those interested in the care and welfare of young children.

If you have passion, enthusiasm and you love working with children, this could be the career for you. This course enables you to gain a recognised national qualification which allows you to work within the field of childcare. During your work-based placements, you will enjoy learning on-the-job skills from other professionals. We aim to develop your self-confidence, helping you to achieve your full potential. We are looking for people who care about the welfare and development of young children; have the ability to work as part of a team; have imagination and patience; and can show initiative. Successful completion of this course will provide you with the opportunity to work in a childcare setting as an assistant practitioner, in a fast growing sector with an increasing demand for qualified staff. Qualification CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care Duration One year Course Content You will cover a range of diverse topics throughout your course. Unit titles include: • Supporting Children’s Development • Use Observation, Assessment & Planning • Understand Legislation relating to Safeguarding, Protection & Welfare of Children • Support Children’s Positive Behaviour • An Introduction to the Role of the Early Years Practitioner • Supporting Children’s Play You will be assessed by internally set and marked assignment tasks for each of the units. A minimum of 250 mandatory

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hours work experience within a relevant workplace is to be completed and a successful demonstration of skills observed by our assessor in that workplace. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3/2 (grade D/E) or above to include a grade 3 (grade D) in English Language or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and DBS check • Successful taster day and initial assessment in English and maths • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the childcare sector Progression Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options include: • CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education - Early Years Educator

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Childcare Apprenticeships • Residential Childcare Apprenticeships Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, including: • Health and Safety within the Early Years • Safeguarding Children • Equality and Diversity • Promoting Positive Behaviour • Child Development • Childcare Theorists • Personal Development • Promoting Effective Communication Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend Functional Skill classes unless you already have prior accreditation. Duration is 12-24 months depending on the level of study.

Employment options may include: • Assistant Nursery Practitioner You may also like... • CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Course Costs Please note that the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £80 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee Year one £80 | Registration/Exam Fee £140

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Childcare – Early Years Educator Level 3 Become a qualified Early Years Educator with extensive work experience and the option to progress to university-level courses.

This course gives you a truly insightful experience into the childcare sector with a variety of mandatory placements in different settings over two years, including full support and visits from our qualified team. You will also have the opportunity to achieve Emergency Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene - invaluable in employment. This qualification prepares you to work unsupervised, or in a supervisory capacity, with children and their families in a variety of environments within the sector of children’s services. The qualification is split into two years. After successful completion of the first year, you will achieve a Level 3 certificate. After successful completion of the certificate, you can then progress onto the second year to complete your full diploma. It is only when you have successfully achieved your full diploma that you will able to practise as an ‘Early Years Educator’. Qualification CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education - Early Years Educator (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two years Course Content Topics you will cover include: • Child Development from Conception to Seven Years • Children’s Health & Well-being • Providing Safe Environments for Children • Observation, Assessment & Planning • Supporting Emergent Literacy & Mathematics • Preparing for School Readiness Assessments are continuous, including assignments and practice evidence portfolio. This course includes 750 hours of work experience and externally marked controlled assessments through the duration of the two years. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. For enquiries or advice

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Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, to include English language at minimum grade 4 (grade C), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification to a suitable standard. • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area. Progression Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Foundation Degree in Early Years/ Educator/Counselling/Health and Social Care/Learning Disabilities • BA (Honours) in Early Years Employment options may include: • Supervisory role (within a work setting after appropriate experience) • Level 3 Teaching Assistant • Private Nanny (home or abroad) • Children’s Holiday Coordinator • Nursery Nurse • Early Years Teaching and Primary Teaching

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Childcare Apprenticeships • Residential Childcare Apprenticeships Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, including: • Health and Safety within the Early Years • Safeguarding Children • Equality and Diversity • Promoting Positive Behaviour • Child Development • Childcare Theorists • Personal Development • Promoting Effective Communication Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend Functional Skill classes unless you already have prior accreditation. Duration is 12-24 months depending on the level of study.

You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee Year one £100 (per year) Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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

This course is highly regarded within the sector and gives you the opportunity to gain experience in a range of IT functions in our well-equipped, specialist IT teaching rooms. We host our own independent network for you to install, test and maintain computer systems, as well as a hardware lab where you can explore networking, hardware and software installation and maintenance. You will develop the latest skills in website development, multimedia (film and game), networking, technical support for computer systems, as well as business skills. Learning current and emerging technologies prepares you for employment in a range of contemporary industries and progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma. In the past year, students have gained work experience at a range of companies, from small independent employers, such as Corn Cutter Games, to large government armed forces organisations. Qualification BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Computing & IT Duration One year

Entry Requirements • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 (grade D) or above (including maths and English) • Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing & IT • Level 3 Apprenticeship in IT

“The College feels secure and safe like a school but you have the freedom and ability to move around freely like a place of work.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 2 Extended Certificate in Computing & IT

Employment options may include: • IT Technical Support • Desktop and Network Technician • Software Support You may also like... • BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music Technology Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £160

Course Content Topics you will cover include: • Computer Systems • Setting up an IT Network • Business Online • IT Security • Website Development • Multimedia (film & game) • Hardware & Software

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £160 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

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

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Computing Level 3 Equivalent to three A Levels, this is the latest study of current cyber security, games development, networking and hardware.

This advanced level vocational course involves theoretical and practical study of both computer and IT related topics. Previous students have progressed to universities such as King’s College, the University of Lincoln and the University of Derby to study degree courses in computer gaming, ethical hacking and digital forensics. Forming part of our STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Maths) provision, it offers the opportunity to achieve internationally recognised qualifications whilst learning in our well-equipped, specialist IT teaching rooms. We host our own independent network for you to install, test and maintain computer systems. You can explore networking, hardware/software installation and maintenance in our hardware lab. The course has the most relevant education and training for potential computing employees and those already employed in the industry. Throughout the course you will develop a range of personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in both working life and university study. Qualification BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing (equivalent to three A Levels)

Course Content • Computer animation • Developing computer games • Networking • Computer systems (hardware) • IT troubleshooting and repair (hardware) • Website design • Software design and development • Programming languages Assessment is continuous with projects, written assignments, timed tests and observation of practical work. All written work is submitted electronically through Find us on

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Electrical Installation Level 1 This course includes basic knowledge and craft skills of electrical installation.

This course is designed to give you an introduction to electrical installation. The qualification has mandatory and optional units. You will spend one day a week in our specialist practical workshops, developing the hand skills and techniques necessary for successful progression to a relevant Level 2 course of your chosen specialism (often electrical installation). You will spend the rest of your time gaining the essential theoretical knowledge which will underpin your future career and study choices. Many electricians progress to design, consultancy, teaching and management, making the building services industry a career with a wide range of future pathways. Qualification EAL Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation Duration One year Course Content The mandatory units cover health and safety, environmental protection, installation methods, practical craft skills and electrical science. Optional units cover starting work in construction, preparing for an interview, managing study and developing learning skills. The Level 1 Diploma is assessed through written and practical centre-marked assignments, and online examinations. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required. However, students will be expected to have achieved at least GCSE Grade 3 in English and maths by the end of the course in order to be able to progress to the L2 Electrical Installation course the following year. • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

“My course helps me with my career.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Employment options may include: • Employment with an electrical contractor Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Other construction courses You may also like... • Foundation Studies in Construction & Building Services • L1 Diploma in Plumbing Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials £210 | Exam Fee £150

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Electrical Installation Level 2 An industry-recognised qualification in electrical science, installation and technology.

This qualification allows you to acquire the knowledge and specialist craft skills of electrical installation in a secure and well-equipped workshop environment. Your practice and assessment on the installation of wiring systems, together with the relevant theory of electrical installation, will prepare you for progression into the electrical industry, further study or an apprenticeship. With an established history in the electrical industry, the College consistently produces outstanding success rates, exceeding national standards. Our high calibre teaching staff have a wealth of industry knowledge and have strong links with local industries, with many local employers being successful ex-students. For students starting at Level 1 please see Electrical Installation Level 1, page 45. Qualification EAL Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation (EAL is the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing and building services, and related sectors). Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Health & Safety • Theory & Technology • Electrical Installation Methods, Procedures & Requirements • Craft Skills • Science & Principles Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. Online exams are also used to test knowledge. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. 46

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Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) and above (to include maths and English) or successful and satisfactory completion of a relevant Level 1 qualification (e.g. Electrical Level 1 Diploma) • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Did you know? You can use this Level 2 course as an entry route to an apprenticeship. Find out more about apprenticeships in electrical installation opposite.

Progression There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course. Employment options may include: • Electrical Installation Contractor • Food & Drink Industries (electrical plant maintenance) • Working for the Major Utilities • White Goods Maintenance & Repair • Security & Fire Alarm Detection Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation • Inspection & Testing Qualifications You may also like... • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £260 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £260 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

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Electrical Installation Level 3 Learn employer recognised, specialist skills in electrical installation design, environmental technology systems, and inspections.

As a continuation from the Level 2, you will acquire advanced knowledge and the related skills of electrical installation. It does not require occupational evidence from the workplace, so is suitable for those who currently do not work within the electrical industry but may wish to do so in the future. The combination of our modern training workshops and tutors, who are experts in their field, has resulted in students consistently producing results which exceed national standards. We have established strong links with local industries, with many local employers being successful ex-students. The qualification also covers integral health and safety in some of the units. Qualification EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (EAL is the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing and building services, and related sectors). Duration One year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Electrical Installation Design • Environmental Technology Systems • Science & Principles • Craft Skills • Inspection, Testing, Commissioning, Diagnosing & Correcting Electrical Faults • Overseeing & Organising the Work Environment The course is assessed by internal phase tests, practical tests, external assignments and examinations with final practical assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Successful and satisfactory completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification (e.g. Level 2 Diploma in

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Electrical Installation). Or, applicants who can evidence suitable experience will also be considered. • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area • Candidates must be prepared to work at height Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on qualifications/entry criteria. Employment options may include: • Electrical Contractor • Employment with the main utility companies Study options may include: • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation • Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations • Qualifications in 17th Edition, requirements for electrical installations BS7671 • Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT)

We also offer the following apprenticeship as an alternative to full-time study: • Electrical Installation, Level 3 Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • Electrical Installation Design • Environmental Technology Systems • Science & Principles • Craft Skills • Inspection, Testing, Commissioning, Diagnosing & Correcting Electrical Faults • Overseeing & Organising the Work Environment Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week in the first year. It will take approximately 36-48 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

You may also like... • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £260 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Robert Ralph Engineering Level 3 “I decided to follow a career in engineering after seeing the RAF Engineering stand at a careers event at my school, and the Level 3 Engineering course was the natural choice for me at Herefordshire & Ludlow College. It was a really interesting course with plenty of hands-on experience and practical lessons. It gave me a good basis in all aspects of engineering from milling and turning to CAD design and electrical, which I chose to specialise in. The staff are really approachable and you can always ask for help. They are really friendly too and you can have a laugh and a joke with them, which really makes a difference to your learning environment. There is a good range of engineering equipment to use at the College, which helps in taking the theoretical lessons into practical. After finishing my Level 3 Engineering course, I completed an apprenticeship and I’m now just finishing the Electrical Engineering HNC at the College. Looking forward, I am going to focus on working in my current role at Henry Weston’s Cider, as a Maintenance Engineer.”

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

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

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Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects, exams and practical work. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grades 3 (grade D) or above, including maths and English, with at least one other subject in a relevant area • Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Did you know? You can use this Level 2 course as an entry route to an apprenticeship. Find out more about apprenticeships in engineering on page 52.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering • Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship Employment options may include: • Design Engineer • Electronics Engineer • Manufacturing Operative • Mechanical Maintenance Engineer You may also like... • Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £210 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

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CUTTING-EDGE FACILITIES Our extensive engineering facilities provide you access to the very latest equipment and techniques encountered in a high-end engineering environment. You will learn the latest CAD (computer aided design) techniques using SolidWorks and 3D scanning equipment as well as learning how to produce components using our 3D printing, CNC milling and CNC lathe equipment. In addition, you will learn and apply the latest technologies used in mass production such as robotics, pneumatics, PLCs and automation equipment. Our state-of-the-art computer controlled equipment is complemented with a traditional machine shop, ensuring that you receive a solid grounding in the practical techniques associated with engineering. Our highly-skilled staff have many years of experience in the design, engineering, electronics, manufacturing and welding industries. This will ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the engineering sector. 50

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Engineering Level 3 Broaden your horizons for careers and degree-level study in computer aided manufacturing, product design, aerospace, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry. You will be applying your cognitive problem solving skills to projects, challenges and assignments that are based on real workplace situations, activities and demands. Equivalent to three A Levels, this qualification has been designed to allow students to progress to university as well as straight into the industry. Upon successful completion, you may decide to apply for an HNC/D or degree course in various disciplines, including mechanical engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, design, automotive or electronic engineering. Our contemporary engineering facilities have the latest industry-standard equipment including a Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite, engineering workshop (including a CNC mill and lathe), extensive robotics and pneumatics equipment. This offers an excellent learning environment for supported, hands-on training as well as thorough academic study. Qualification BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Duration Two years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • Machining Techniques • Mechanical, Engineering & Electrical Science • Mathematics • Computer Aided Design (CAD) • Microcontroller Systems in Engineering • Inspection Technology • Programmable Logic Controllers • Properties & Application of Engineering Materials • Project • Programmable Logic Controllers • Electrical/Electronics • Mechanical Principles Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects, exams and practical work. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. 52

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

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Manufacturing Engineering, Level 3 • Engineering Maintenance, Level 3 • Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Level 3 • Engineering Design, Level 3 Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • Engineering Maths & Science • Computer Aided Design • Manual & CNC Machining • Electronics, Automation & Control • Engineering Materials • Engineering Maintenance • Manufacturing Processes Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training two days a week, in year one, and one day a week in years two and three. It will take around 36-48 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

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Foundation Studies – Skills for Working Life Entry Levels 2 & 3 A supported introduction to the world of employment and college life, including life skills, sports, social skills, English, maths and games. As well as learning a variety of useful life skills, including gardening, catering and hospitality, car maintenance and household DIY, you will also be involved in a range of wider activities, such as a youth enterprise scheme where you run your own business as part of a group. There are also a variety of trips and visits, plus fundraising activities and opportunities to socialise and take part in games and sports. This is a general, Entry Level, skills related course which provides you with the opportunity to experience and learn about a variety of occupational areas before progressing into further education or into the workplace. You will be supported in developing the skills needed to help prepare you for the world of work or further study, including your English, maths, communication, healthy living and social skills. Qualification City & Guilds Certificate in Skills for Working Life – Entry Level 2 & 3 Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course, including: • Catering & Hospitality Skills • Car Maintenance Skills • Household DIY Skills • Preparing for the World of Work • Developing your Maths & English Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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

“It teaches me confidence and life skills.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 1 Foundation Studies in Skills for Working Life

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include Foundation Studies courses in the following subjects: • Hospitality & Catering • Employability Skills • Construction & Building Services • Computing & IT • Childcare and Health & Social Care Employment options may include: • Various roles in retail, horticulture, catering and in the voluntary/charity sector You may also like... Foundation Studies in the following subjects: • Construction & Building Services • Computing & IT • Hospitality & Catering • Employability Skills • Childcare and Health & Social Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £100 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £100 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

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Foundation Studies – Employability Skills Level 1 & Level 2 Develop your confidence and basic skills for progression into employment or further study.

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

Course Content At Level 1 you will study subjects such as: • Presentation Skills • Literacy & Numeracy • IT • CV Preparation • Work Experience Opportunities • Personal & Social Development

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Employment options may include: • Employment opportunities in unskilled, skilled or semi-skilled occupations after successful completion of specialist vocational Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications at the College • Access to apprenticeships You may also like... Foundation Studies in one of the following subject areas: • Construction & Building Services • Computing & IT • Catering & Hospitality • Childcare and Health & Social Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £100 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £100 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

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At Level 2 you will develop your skills and knowledge further by studying subjects such as: • Career Planning & Job Applications • Effective Skills, Qualities & Attitudes for Learning & for Work • Communicating with Others in the Workplace • Introduction to Leadership/Principles of Setting Up a Business

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

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

Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course.

Study options may include: • Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing or Electrics, Brickwork or Carpentry

Duration One year

Foundation Studies in other subjects: • Computing & IT • Foundation Studies Employability Skills

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Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 1 Foundation Studies in Construction & Building Services

Employment options may include: • Various roles in the construction industry after successful completion of a specialist Level 1 and/or Level 2 qualification at the College

Qualification BTEC Level 1 Certificate/Extended Certificate in Construction

Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Developing Bricklaying Skills • Developing Carpentry Skills • Developing Building Maintenance Skills • Developing Plumbing Skills • Developing Electrical Installation Skills • Starting Work in Construction

“The course helped me understand what I would like to do in the future.”

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Foundation Studies – Computing & IT Level 1 A hands-on and practical course to develop basic and more advanced IT, Computing, multimedia and digital skills. In this mainly practical course you will cover specialist computing and IT related skills to enable progression to further study and eventual employment. In addition, you will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as research and planning, time management and working with others. There are a mixture of core theory and practical units to study within our specialist IT suites, ranging from solving IT challenges to computer programming skills. You will be coached in developing your job seeking and interview skills. You will study English and Maths, which are essential for future job roles. Qualification BTEC Level 1 Certificate / Diploma in Computing and IT Duration One year Course Content You will cover a range of topics throughout the course such as: • Solving Technical IT Problems • Creating a Computer Program • Developing a Digital Product • Creating a Website • Developing Digital Information • Using Digital Communication Technologies

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Computing & IT • Level 2 Diploma in Music Technology Foundation Studies in another subject area: • Construction & Building Services • Employability Skills • Catering & Hospitality • Childcare and Health & Social Care Employment options may include: • Employment opportunities in the Computing, IT and Digital industries after successful completion of specialist Level 2 qualification at the College

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

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Foundation Studies - Health, Social Care & Childcare Level 1 An introductory course in knowledge and skills for the care sector aimed at school leavers, with the aim of progressing to further study. Are you an energetic and caring person who is committed to working in the health and social care sector with the elderly, more vulnerable or with children? If so, this one-year course is designed to build upon your interests, enabling you to progress in your chosen specialism. You will use your good sense of humour and willing attitude to work with others in a wide variety of situations. A supportive and friendly atmosphere is encouraged within the classroom at all times and your tutors can offer you a wealth of industry experience to bring the curriculum to life. There are also opportunities to be involved in a wider range of activities, such as a variety of trips and visits, fundraising activities and opportunities to socialise and take part in games and sports. You will be coached in developing your job seeking and interview skills, as well as the process of looking and applying for a job in the childcare or social care sectors. You will also study English and maths, which are essential for future job roles. The delivery of the course involves giving each student a behaviour and performance grade for each lesson. This contributes to an overall record of achievement and supports progression to further education or work. Qualification City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care & Childcare Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Effective Communication • Equality & Inclusion • Health & Safety For enquiries or advice

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

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £100 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £100 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

Progression There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course. Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Childcare • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Foundation Studies in another subject: • Construction & Building Services • Computing & IT • Catering & Hospitality • Employability Skills • Access to Work & Further Education Employment options may include: • Working within a care home or nursery • Access to health & social care and childcare apprenticeships You may also like... Foundation Studies in another subject: • Construction & Building Services • Computing & IT • Catering & Hospitality • Employability Skills

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Foundation Studies – Hospitality & Catering Entry 3 / Level 1 A hands-on and practical course to develop your basic and more advanced skills in hospitality and catering within a real community café. This course provides a specific and practical introduction to hospitality and catering. You will be involved in running a community café based at Hinton Community Centre, preparing and serving lunches to members of the public and catering for a number of other external events. There will be the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in food hygiene and you will develop skills in retail, marketing and customer care. You will also be involved in planning, hosting and catering for a charity event during the year. There is the opportunity to be involved in a wider range of activities, such as a variety of trips and visits, fundraising activities and opportunities to socialise and take part in games and sports. You will be coached in developing your job seeking and interview skills, as well as the process of looking and applying for a job in the hospitality and catering industry. You will also study English and maths, which are essential for future job roles. The delivery of the course involves giving each student a behaviour and performance grade for each lesson. This contributes to an overall record of achievement and supports progression to further education or work. Qualification City & Guilds Entry 3 or Level 1 Certificate in Hospitality & Catering Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course, including: • Catering & Hospitality Skills • Customer Service • Health & Safety and Food Hygiene • Preparing for the World of Work • Developing Your Maths & English

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

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £100 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £100 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality & Catering • Level 1 or Level 2 Diploma in Employability Skills Foundation Studies in another subject area: • Construction & Building Services • Computing & IT • Employability Skills • Childcare and Health & Social Care • Skills For Working Life Employment options may include: • Various job roles in retail, catering and in the voluntary/charity sector • Access to apprenticeships in hospitality and catering You may also like... Foundation Studies in another subject area: • Construction & Building Services • Computing & IT • Employability Skills • Childcare and Health & Social Care

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Furniture Making Level 2 A highly-skilled and specialist timber craft using design processes, technical drawings and workshop geometry.

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

Assessment is continuous, with practical projects and a design portfolio.

Qualification City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making

Employment options may include: • Antique Furniture Restorers • Kitchen and Bedroom Furniture Makers • Shop Fitters/Joiners • Cabinet Makers • Self-employed or employed by a Furniture Maker

Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Design Processes in Furniture Making • Furniture Making by Hand • Health and Safety • Timber Technology in Furniture Making • Planning for Career Pathways in the Furniture Industry • Sustainability in the Timber Trade • Technical Drawings and Workshop Geometry For enquiries or advice

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All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery) • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £210 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design & Making • Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

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

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Luke Staples – Furniture Design and Making Level 3 “I started out studying Motor Vehicle Engineering, however when I saw the furniture workshops at the College I began to change my career direction. I was inspired by a huge, wooden table which I saw being made in the workshop, and I applied for the course. My Dad is a carpenter and I work with him and my brother in his workshop, so my creative nature definitely runs in the family. I find that I learn so much better in a practical environment and decided that A-Levels were not the route I wanted to go down. I am not an academic sort of person and don’t enjoy sitting in a classroom, so I really enjoy my course as I am able to learn while going through the motions. The course is hands-on and creative, which really suites my learning style. My favourite project has been the ash table I worked on last year, as I was able to get to grips with some real woodwork which I really enjoyed. I am currently working on a walnut vanity cabinet, which is another exciting material to work with. When I leave college I already have a job to move on to, at a bespoke wooden furniture company called Shaker of Malvern.”

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Furniture Design & Making Level 3 Explore contemporary furniture design and practical craftsmanship with a view to progressing to related university-level courses or employment in this creative industry. You will be designing and making your own furniture using modern design principles and techniques which are taught alongside traditional approaches. The design element will become more of a focus with greater thought and attention to producing highly unique and innovative pieces of furniture. Technical and presentation drawing skills are refined to better promote your ideas and you will explore modern manufacturing practices such as estimating and developing a business. Your studies will also include visits to local furniture-making workshops, museums and specialist exhibitions. This course includes the development of theoretical knowledge, but the main emphasis is on learning by doing. Tutors who are experts in their craft, combined with purpose-built workshops, have led to overwhelmingly high success rates in recent years. On successful completion of the course, students will be in a strong position to either enter the industry or continue to develop their skills at university. Qualification City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design & Making Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Hand-finishing Techniques • Decorative Veneering • Prototype Design in Furniture Making

Entry Requirements • Successful and satisfactory completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification (e.g. Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making) • Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Employment options may include: • Kitchen Designers & Makers • Shop Fitters/Joiners/Cabinet Makers • Furniture Production Manager • Antique Furniture Restorers • Production Management • Fine Furniture Design and Manufacture • Restoration and Conservation Study options may include: • Many students have gone on to degree courses in various specialist areas within Furniture Design • Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry You may also like... • Level 1 or Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry • Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing

Assessment is continuous, with practical projects and portfolio building. All fulltime students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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eden HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY SALONS

LEVEL 1 HAIR COMPETITIONS Level 1 Hairdressing students had their final competition for the year, with the exciting theme of ‘Ascot Ladies Day,’ students had the chance to showcase their talents and produce a total look on a model. Each student created a hairstyle and hat, complementing their creations with clothes and makeup. Congratulations to Kirsty Emery, our competition winner!

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Hairdressing Level 1 Learn the essential skills of hairdressing, barbering and the beauty sector.

Learning in the College’s up-to-date and industry-standard salon, Eden, you will develop the essential basic skills to discover your career in the hair and beauty sector. Eden is a working salon open to members of the public, providing you with a real working environment and allowing you to gain a sense of how it will feel to work in the industry. The broad range of knowledge and skills gained will enable you either to seek employment or to progress to a relevant Level 2 course. You will improve your English and maths as well as developing your confidence in your ability to progress. There is an emphasis on supporting you in becoming an independent learner through individual planning, target setting and development. Qualification Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing & Barbering Level 1 Certificate in the Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing & Barbering • Shampoo & Condition Hair • Basic Techniques in Plaits/Twists • Blow Dry Hair • Assist with Hair Colour Services

portfolio. This portfolio will be internally and externally verified. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above in English and maths • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview and attendance at a taster day • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Employment options may include: • Junior Hair Stylist You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £130 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment totalling approximately £300

You will be assessed on a continuous basis by practical observation, oral questioning, assignments and written test papers. You will need to pass all areas of assessment. Completion of all assessments will be retained in a

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £130 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment totalling approximately £300 | Registration/Exam Fee £167.

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

Level 1 Certificate in the Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector • Colour Hair Using Temporary Colour • Create a Hair & Beauty Image • Nail Art Application

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Hairdressing Level 2 Progressing your professional skills in cutting, styling and colouring.

If you enjoy meeting people and have a confident and outgoing personality then studying hairdressing is an excellent choice. You will be expanding your practical and theoretical knowledge to include intermediate techniques, creating highly-professional looks and finishes. Working in the College’s fully-equipped commercial salon, Eden, you will be provided with an outstanding learning environment for hairdressing. Gaining this real working experience is key to developing the skills you will need to progress into further study or into the diverse range of job opportunities in this global sector, such as a backstage session stylist, top salon stylist or creative director. You will also participate in local and national competitions, testing your skills and adding to your impressive CV. Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • Style & Finish Hair • Set & Dress Hair • Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques • Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp • Change Hair Colour You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment producing a portfolio of evidence to be certified by your assessors. Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and internal and external test papers. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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• Four GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview, initial assessment in literacy and numeracy and attendance at a taster day • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Employment options may include: • Hairdressing salons • Cruise ships/Hotels • Self-employment

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

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We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Standard (Hairdressing) • Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Standard (Barbering) • Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship Whilst there is some overlap in modules for the subjects of Hairdressing and Barbering both have specialist units, the full list of which can be found on our website. A small selection is shown below. You will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding in each of your unit titles. Hairdressing • Styling & Dressing Hair • Cutting Hair • Colouring Services Barbering • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks • Cut facial hair into shape • Prepare for shaving services Duration and Attendance You will spend one day a week at college and four days in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is up to 24 months for Level 2 and 18 months for Level 3.

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £130 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300 | Registration/Exam Fee £105.

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Connor Doyle Hair Level 2 Apprenticeship Connor Doyle, Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship at Mane Salon, Leominster. Originally coming to Herefordshire & Ludlow College on the Level 2 Motor Vehicle course, Connor moved on to the Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship, working at Mane Salon, in Leominster. Currently in the second year of his Level 2 apprenticeship, Connor is thinking about his next steps. “After finishing my Motor Vehicle course, I decided that I wanted to become a barber, but after speaking with Tash (owner of Mane Salon), she convinced me to go for the full Hair Professional route, as this would give me more flexibility down the line. It certainly made sense, rather than limiting me to half the potential customer base at a later date, so now as well as learning how to do traditional barber cuts, I’m also learning how to cut and colour women’s hair too. It’s certainly not a decision I regret, especially going down the route of an apprenticeship. While you can learn in a classroom, I find I can learn so much more on the shop floor. Speaking to clients helps to build your social skills, which is an important part of the job. Watching other colleagues helps me to learn new techniques and methods too. One of the other obvious benefits is that I’m earning alongside building my skills, and at the end of my two years, I’ll have two years of experience too. I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship route to others; you can learn from so many different avenues, not just a classroom, and it allows you to truly build your own style and skills. Now I just need to consider which apprenticeship I progress onto Hair Professional Level 3, or move on to the Level 3 in Barbering.”

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Hairdressing Level 3 Perfecting your own creative direction with dynamic cutting, colouring and hair extensions.

You will have the opportunity to develop and update your technical skills in advanced colouring, colour correction, hair extension, advanced cutting and long hair. Whilst benefiting from the extra enrichment of industry workshops, guest speakers and industry trips, you will also be involved with local and national competitions, giving you the opportunity to explore and create the latest in avant-garde and contemporary styling. Designed as a practical course based in our commercial salon, your learning will be underpinned by essential theoretical learning and an insight into the financial responsibility of running a business. This is an intensive course, which places high demands on the individual with regard to the level of self-motivation, dedication and enthusiasm required. You must be willing to undertake a significant amount of self-directed study to reach your full potential. Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

Course Content This programme is intended for those who are already qualified to the standard of Level 2. At Level 3 you may choose modules to meet your own particular aspirations. A selection of unit titles is shown below: • Creatively Cut Hair (using a combination of techniques) • Colour Hair (using a variety of techniques) • Creatively Style and Dress Hair • Provide Creative Hair Extension Services You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence and you will also be assessed through assignments and internal and external Find us on

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Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Advanced Hairdressing Techniques • Level 4 Salon Management Employment options may include: • Salon, Media or Theatrical Stylist • Salon Manager/Supervisor • Hair/Colour Technician • Instructor/Teacher

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We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Standard (Hairdressing) • Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Standard (Barbering) • Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship Whilst there is some overlap in modules for the subjects of Hairdressing and Barbering both have specialist units, the full list of which can be found on our website. A small selection is shown below. You will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding in each of your unit titles. Hairdressing • Styling & Dressing Hair • Cutting Hair • Colouring Services Barbering • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks • Cut facial hair into shape • Prepare for shaving services Duration and Attendance You will spend one day a week at college and four days in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is up to 24 months for Level 2 and 18 months for Level 3.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £130 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

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Health & Social Care Level 2 Gain a thorough and practical understanding of modern health and social care services. We also offer apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Adult Social Care, Levels 2 & 3 You will build on your confidence in working with people, be taught how to promote equal opportunities and learn about the intricacies of human behaviour. As one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, you will learn about the care needs of a wide range of people of all ages and from all backgrounds, and you will be able to put your new skills into practice during your two-week work placement. On completion of this programme you will have a nationally recognised qualification which can help you progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Some students may decide they wish to specialise in other care-related areas, such as childcare, and can discuss these options at interview. Qualification Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Duration One year Course Content Topics you will cover include: • Equality, Diversity and Rights • Human Growth and Development • Safeguarding and Protection • Communication • Working in Health and Social Care • Infection Control • Mental Health Assessment is continuous, including assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

• Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area and attend a compulsory taster day. Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Childcare – Early Years Educator • Nurse Cadets • Teaching Assistants Employment options may include: • Health Care Assistant/Nursing Auxiliary • Medical Secretary • Nanny/Au Pair • Domiciliary Care

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • Health & Safety • Communication • Personal Development • Safeguarding & Protection • Person Centred Approaches • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion • The Role of the Health & Social Care Worker Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will attend knowledge workshops and functional skills classes unless you have prior achievement. The apprenticeship will take around 12-24 months to complete dependent upon the level of study and your individual needs.

You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Childcare Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £80 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £80 | Registration/Exam Fee £140

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 2/3 (grade D/E) or above to include maths and English grade 3 (grade D), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification For enquiries or advice

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Health and Social Care Level 3 An advancement of your professional, practical and academic skills, to progress you to university-level courses or in to the industry.

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

Course Content Topics you will cover include: • Human Lifespan Development • Communication in Health & Social Care • Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs • Anatomy & Physiology • Infection Control • Safeguarding Adults You will learn through projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Progression Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Foundation Degrees in Health & Social Care/Mental Health/Counselling/ Learning Support/Early Years • Higher Education in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work or Paramedic Sciences

Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • Health & Safety • Communication • Personal Development • Safeguarding & Protection • Person Centred Approaches • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion • The Role of the Health & Social Care Worker Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. You will attend knowledge workshops and functional skills classes unless you have prior achievement. The apprenticeship will take around 12-24 months to complete dependent upon the level of study and your individual needs.

Employment options may include: • Nursing/Midwifery • Paramedic • Social Work • Teaching/Childcare

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

We also offer apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Adult Social Care, Levels 2 & 3

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Hospitality and Professional Cookery (Introduction) Level 1 This course takes you through your first steps in front of house service and the essential basics of professional cookery skills. This course provides you with an introductory pathway which can take you through to advanced level study and on to fulfil your ambitions in either specialism: front of house or in the kitchen. It is also a great route to an apprenticeship. The qualifications cover all aspects of food and beverage service, practical kitchen skills and theory sessions. During the course you will learn to work as part of a team adhering to current health and safety legislation. You will take part in industry work experience as well as learning and working in the College’s excellent industry-standard kitchens and restaurant. There is the opportunity to take part in annual events and competitions, gaining valuable experience of large-scale event catering. Qualification Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate in Professional Food & Beverage Duration One year

Entry Requirements • GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above in English and maths • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview and attendance at a taster day • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality & Catering Employment options may include: • Food & Beverage Personnel • Chef & Cooks • Event Catering You may also like... • Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery

Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Introduction to the Catering & Hospitality Industry • Introduction to Personal Workplace Skills • Prepare & Cook a Variety of Food • Food Safety in Catering

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

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

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £220 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300.

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

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Hospitality and Catering Level 2 This course expands your professional front of house service abilities whilst developing your creative and contemporary cookery techniques.

This course delivers the practical and theoretical knowledge required to succeed and progress within the industry. Not only will you cook and prepare food in our fully-equipped, industry-standard kitchens, you will also learn how to serve guests to a high standard in our training restaurant, which is open to members of the public. Furthermore, you will participate in local and national competitions, pushing your skills to new heights. Industry visits are an important part of this learning process and the qualification will deliver the main skills required to ensure an understanding of the role and meet the expectations of a future employer. As your skills increase, numerous job opportunities will become available to you, or you can choose a Level 2 Apprenticeship as an alternative route.

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

Qualification Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery

Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality & Catering • Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery

Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Duration One year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Relevant Health & Safety • Prepare and Cook Meat • Menu Knowledge & Design • Catering Operations, Costs & Menu Planning Assessment is continuous, with assignments, observed practical assessments and short-answer testing, which is all based on realistic workplace situations. All units are graded and an overall grade will be awarded. All fulltime students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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• Four GCSEs at grade D (grade 3) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview, initial assessment in literacy and numeracy and attendance at taster day • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Employment options may include: • Food and beverage personnel; chef; or event catering.

We also offer Level 2 apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study; • Commis Chef, Level 2 • Hospitality Team Member, Level 2 Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, which will include: • Food Safety & Hygiene • Principles of Basic Food Preparation & Cooking • Customer Service • The Working Environment • Food Costing • Food & Beverage Service • Reception Operations • Effective Communication Duration and Attendance As an apprentice you will spend most of your time in the workplace. You may be required to attend college one day per week depending on your chosen course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration will be 12-18 months.

You may also like... • Apprenticeship in Hospitality & Catering Services • Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £220 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £220 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £300

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Cory Harper Level 2 Catering Apprentice “I became interested in catering after starting a part-time job at The Angel Inn, Grosmont. I began working there as a waiter, however started to help in the kitchen and the idea of an apprenticeship was discussed. I have found that I enjoy the balance that an apprenticeship offers, as I can learn new skills during my day at college and on the job. We are given a really good balance of theory and practical, and what we learn to do in college, we can apply to our real jobs. Not only do we learn from the tutors; some of us work in pubs, others in restaurants, and it means there’s a good mix of different styles of food to suit the clientele, so we learn a lot from each other too. I would really recommend pursuing catering if someone is considering it. Catering is a really hands-on profession and the courses at the College give you all of the skills you will need to succeed. The facilities are great and the teaching staff are always on hand to help if you need them.”

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Hospitality and Catering – Professional Cookery Level 3 Focus and perfect your creative cookery skills for high standard contemporary catering.

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

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

Qualification Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery

Employment options may include: • Senior Chef de Partie, Junior Sous Chef, Head Chef

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

You may also like... • Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery

Duration One year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Supervising Food Safety for Catering • Supervisory Skills • Gastronomy & Food Culture • Sourcing Produce for the Professional Kitchen

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

You will be assessed by practical skill tests and on a continuous basis. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence. Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and test papers.

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

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Hospitality and Catering – Food and Beverage Service Supervision Level 3 Focus and perfect your supervisory skills for a high standard of hospitality service

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

Progression This qualification is designed to meet the needs of learners who want to work as supervisors in front of house within a hospitality environment. Employment options may include team leaders, junior managers and supervisors. This qualification may also lead to appropriate managerial qualifications You may also like... Level 3 Apprenticeships in: • Hospitality Supervisor • Senior Chef Production Cooking, • Chef de Partie Course Costs Please note the costs given below are subject to change.

Duration One year

Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £220

Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • Principles of Supervising Food and Beverage services • Supervise Food and Beverage service • Barista skills • Prepare and serve wines • Principles of promoting Food and Beverage Services and Products

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more detail or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • 5 GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

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Massage Therapies Level 3 You will learn professional and holistic massage techniques including Indian head, body and stone massage.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills to a high level of occupational ability and to enable you to perform your own salon services. Practical training is undertaken in a professional working environment in our superb commercial training salons and clinic, Eden. You will develop a sound knowledge of how to monitor and maintain health and safety practices in a salon environment; promote client care and effective communications. You will also learn how to maintain personal health and well-being, as well as exploring the origins of massage and the principles of complementary and alternative medicine. There is an option to study additional certificates in Bamboo Massage, though these are at an additional cost and are not part of the formal Level 3 qualification structure. Qualification VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Health and Safety • Client Care and Consultation • History of Massage Therapies • Anatomy and Physiology • Provide Body Massage • Provide Indian Head Massage • Provide Stone Therapy Treatments You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment. You will produce a portfolio of evidence as well as written assignments. There are also assessed test papers and documented evidence of case studies. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at For enquiries or advice

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

“I enjoy the practical side of my course the most and everything is explained well.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

Progression Study options may include: • Level 3 or 4 Beauty Therapy • Management courses • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (part-time) Employment opportunities are numerous and are not just limited to the UK. • Salon/Health Spa/Hotel • Cruise Liner • Sales and Distribution • Managerial position You may also like... • Level 3 Sports Massage (part-time) • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £160 and you will also be expected to buy your own equipment totalling approximately £270 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Motor Vehicle Level 1 An introduction to the repair techniques required for the motor vehicle repair industry and for further study or an apprenticeship.

You will use our fully-equipped workshop and fleet of vehicles to gain an insight into the knowledge and skills required in the motor vehicle repair industry. This introduction will prepare you for progression to the Level 2 and 3 qualifications (full-time or as an apprentice) where you will be using our modern diagnostic scan-tools, rolling road, wheel alignment systems, MOT facilities, and dedicated classrooms. Working in our purpose-built workshop, you will repair a range of vehicles under expert tuition from our highly experienced teaching staff. You will also gain a broad understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. Your further study in this area, at Level 2 and above, will qualify you for working in all different areas of the motor vehicle industry.

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

Qualification IMI Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance

Employment options may include: • Vehicle service/repair garage • Motorsport • Vehicle parts retail

Duration One year

You may also like... • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

Course Content Topics you will cover include: This is a learning programme which involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following: • Light Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance • Operating Principles of Light Vehicle Engines, Tyres, Brakes, Steering & Suspension Systems • Operating Principles & Maintenance of Light Vehicle Transmission Systems & Electrical & Electronic Systems

Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • Successful interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

Did you know? You can use this Level 1 course as an entry route to an apprenticeship. Find out more about apprenticeships in motor vehicle opposite.

Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £210 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

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

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Motor Vehicle Level 2 Learn the latest skills in the removal and fitting of chassis, electrical and engine components in a modern motor vehicle repair environment.

You will be provided with the essential knowledge and skills required for service technicians working on light vehicles, including electric and hybrids, in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. You will focus on the maintenance, removal and fitting of components, underpinned by a detailed theoretical knowledge of the subject. There are a growing number of vehicles on the road with complex engine and chassis management systems. As a result, there is a growing need for skilled craftspeople, technicians and competent motor vehicle engineers. Progression paths in this industry are numerous and varied, including routes into motorsport engineering. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

Entry Requirements • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 (grade D) or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of the IMI Level 1 Diploma in Transport or Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair • Successful interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Qualification IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance

Employment options may include: • Vehicle service/repair garage • Motorsport • Vehicle parts retail

Duration One year

You may also like... • Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering

Course Content This is a learning programme which involves you studying both the theoretical and practical aspects of the following: • Carrying Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance • Engine Units & Components • Electrical Auxiliary Units & Components • Chassis & Transmission Units & Components • Fuel, Ignition, Air & Exhaust Systems You will be evaluated by successful completion of practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, online multiple-choice testing and assessments set by the awarding body.

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Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair • Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle), Level 2 and Level 3 Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • Carrying Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance • Engine Units & Components • Electrical Auxiliary Units & Components • Chassis & Transmission Units & Components • Light Vehicle Transmission System Faults • Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults • Light Vehicle Engine Faults • Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week. It will take around 2 years to complete the L2 Apprenticeship and a further 2 years to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £210 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

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THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB Our excellent facilities are designed to replicate those you would encounter in a well-equipped vehicle dealership or motor sports facility. • Vehicle engine and chassis systems fault diagnostic techniques using the latest scan tools from a range of manufacturers.

• There is an MOT type bay, extensive vehicle lifting equipment, air conditioning service and repair equipment and extensive hand-tools.

• The rolling road takes these diagnostic techniques a stage further by allowing data to be measured and evaluated at road or track speed.

• Our college is one of the few in the region to offer training in MOT testing.

• The four wheel alignment equipment allows you to fine tune the handling of a vehicle in order to maximise grip and reduce tyre scrub. • Our state-of-the-art tyre changing and wheel balancing equipment also provides you with the skills to repair or replace the latest low profile tyres.

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The skills you will gain from the use of this equipment will not only assist you in gaining employment in the vehicle repair industry, but also, provide you with the skills to set up a vehicle for racing applications e.g. where the vehicle’s steering and suspension geometry is set up for each specific track. All of these facilities are complemented by our modern but traditional workshop. This, together with our industry-experienced staff and extensive range of vehicles, ensures that you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to service, repair and modify the latest petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Motor Vehicle Level 3 Explore the diagnosis of complex faults in engines, chassis and electrical systems using the latest diagnostic scan-tools, rolling road, wheel alignment systems and MOT facilities. You will be using your keen interest in this industry and your theoretical problem solving skills to work in our extensive purpose-built workshops. Using our modern diagnostic scan tools, rolling road, wheel alignment systems, MOT facilities, and dedicated classrooms, you will test and repair a range of vehicles and diagnose complex system faults. This Level 3 qualification covers the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, focusing on the diagnosis of complex faults in engines, chassis and electrical systems. It covers the full range of technologies relating to hybrids, electric, common rail diesel and direct injection petrol systems, and provides essential knowledge for diagnostic technicians working on light vehicles in race teams, garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. On successful completion of this course you will be well-equipped to follow various routes into industry and onto some relevant university-level courses. This qualification is also one of the prerequisites (along with appropriate industrial experience) for the L2 Award in MOT Testing.

required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

Qualification IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance Principles

You may also like... • Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

Duration One year Course Content You will study both the theoretical and practical aspects of the knowledge, diagnosis and rectification of: • Light Vehicle Transmission System Faults • Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults • Light Vehicle Engine Faults • Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults You will be evaluated by successful completion of practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, online multiple-choice testing and assessments. All full-time students are For enquiries or advice

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Entry Requirements • Successful completion of the IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair • Successful interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course. Study options may include: • Level a and 3 Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Employment options may include: • Vehicle service/repair garage technician • Motorsport technician • Vehicle parts retail

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle), Level 2 and Level 3 Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • Carrying Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance • Engine Units & Components • Electrical Auxiliary Units & Components • Chassis & Transmission Units & Components • Light Vehicle Transmission System Faults • Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults • Light Vehicle Engine Faults • Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week. It will take around 2 years to complete the L2 Apprenticeship and a further 2 years to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Music Technology Level 2 You will learn cutting-edge music production skills using industry-standard recording studios and Apple Mac suites.

This course gives you the opportunity to create, record and produce music at the highest level, with professional and expert guidance. You will be utilising professional hardware and software of an exceptional quality, including both analogue and digital recording/mixing facilities, as well as working with studio and live sound hardware. Learning both practical and theoretical aspects of music production, this course has been designed to provide you with a broadbased training programme, whether you are planning to enter the music business or to further your skills on our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology and then university-level courses. You will also take part in a wide range of field trips. Successful completion (with at least a Merit grade) leads to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology where you can develop your skills with the College’s SSL (Solid State Logic) mixing desk, the only one of its kind in a further education college in the UK. Qualification BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music Technology Duration One year Course Content Topics you will cover include: • The Music Industry • Managing a Music Product • Music Production Analysis • Music Showcase • Researching a Music Topic • Introducing Music Recording • Introducing Music Sequencing • Producing a Music Recording • Developing Modern Music Production Skills

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Entry Requirements • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 (grade D) or above (including maths and English) or Merit or above in the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music • Successful interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology There are many aspects of the music industry that would welcome successful learners at entry level, such as: • Live Sound • Music Production • Broadcast You may also like... • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Computing & IT • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering Course Costs Please note that the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £160

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

Exploring both the practical and theoretical aspects of sound production, you will be utilising professional hardware and software including our SSL (Solid State Logic) Duality mixing desk (the only one of its kind in a UK further education college), Apple Macs with DAW software, including Pro Tools and Logic, and industry-standard recording studios, both analogue and digital. These resources prepare you for the level of professional equipment and standards you will encounter in the industry. You will take an in-depth look at audio requirements and take part in a wide variety of field trips to industry-related areas. This course is ideal for both school leavers and mature students who are interested in live audio engineering and studio production (including computer music production), and who would like to prepare for a higher education qualification in this exciting field. Your tutors are fully active in the music industry, ensuring you encounter the very latest practices. Qualification BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Diploma in Music Technology Duration Two years Course Content Topics you will cover include: • Live Sound • Studio Recording Techniques • Music and Sound for Media • Music Technology Project • Music Technology in Context • DAW Production • Music Technology Enterprise Opportunities • Creative Synthesis and Sampling • Composing Music • Remixing and Reworking • Music Technology in Performance • Mixing and Mastering Techniques • Studio Design and Acoustics • Commercial Music Production • Working and Developing as a Production Team Assessment is continuous and industryrelated, with assignments, tests, projects For enquiries or advice

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and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Five GCSE passes at grade 4 (grade C) or above, (including maths and English) or a Merit or above in the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music • Successful interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

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

Study options may include: • Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Music Production Employment options may include: • Live Sound Technician • Music Production Technician • Broadcast Technician • Record Company Employee (Business & Administration) You may also like... • Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Computing • Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Engineering Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £160 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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

This course is designed to give you an introduction to plumbing, heating, electrical installation and other building services trades. You will also cover subjects such as refrigeration and air conditioning, which will provide a solid grounding for the general construction trades. You will spend one day a week in our specialist practical workshops, developing the hand skills and techniques necessary for successful progression to a relevant Level 2 course of your chosen specialism (plumbing or electrical installation), employment in the building services industry or working as an apprentice. You will spend the rest of your time gaining the essential theoretical knowledge which will underpin your future career and study choices. Many plumbers and electricians progress to design, consultancy, teaching and management, making the building services industry a career with a wide range of future pathways. Qualification City & Guilds Level 1 in Building Services Duration One year Course Content Topics you will cover include: • Plumbing and Heating • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Operations • Fundamental Electrical Installation Operations The Level 1 Diploma is assessed through written and practical centre-marked assignments, and online examinations. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • No formal entry qualifications are required • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

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Employment options may include: • Employment with a plumbing or electrical contractor Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing • Level 1 or 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plumbing You may also like... • Foundation Studies in Construction & Building Services • L1 Diploma in Electrical Installation Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials £210 | Exam Fee £150

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Plumbing Level 2 You will be taught plumbing design and installation by experienced tutors for progression into apprenticeships and the industry.

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

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

Qualification City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing

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

Duration One year

Employment options may include: • Domestic Plumbing • Industrial Plumbing Contractor • Major Utility Companies

Course Content Topics you will cover include: • Basic Principles & Processes of Plumbing • Hot & Cold Water Supply • Central Heating • Sanitation • Environmental Awareness The course is assessed by portfolio completion, practical and theory assessments and online assessment. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

• Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful and satisfactory completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing) • Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area

Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeships We also offer the following Apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Plumbing (Mechanical Engineering Services), Levels 2 and 3 • Gas Engineering, Level 3 Course Content You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • Basic Principles & Processes of Plumbing • Hot & Cold Water Supply • Central Heating • Sanitation • Environmental Awareness • Gas Safe Certification (Level 3) Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace, employed as an apprentice, and you will be released by your employer to attend college for training one day a week. It will take around 24 months to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship and a further 24 months to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Study options may include: • Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £210 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £210 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

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Public Services Level 2 This course includes preparatory practical training and theoretical study to progress in the public services industry including the police, armed forces, fire service and ambulance service. This outstanding practical course will help you develop the skills necessary for working within the uniformed public services. You’ll benefit from a wide range of public service-related outdoor and adventurous activities which could include gorge walking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking and hill walking. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take part in an overnight residential, participate in ongoing fitness training (relevant to public service entrance tests), learn self-defence and conflict management, as well as gain knowledge from visits to a diverse range of public sectors. Your tutors work closely with the police, fire and ambulance services as well as the armed forces to ensure that you receive relevant and up-to-date teaching. You will have the opportunity to develop key attributes, such as communication skills, flexibility, teamwork skills and the ability to think and work independently. All of these skills are crucial to public service work. Progressing to the Level 3 course is an ideal route to university-level study in a relevant area. Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Public Service Skills • Crime and its Effects on Society • Sport and Recreation in the Public Services • Adventure Activities • Driving in the Public Services • Health, Fitness and Lifestyle for Public Services Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required 84

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to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and performance on taster day • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Public Services • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport Employment options may include (after further training/study): • Royal Marines or Royal Navy • RAF or Army • Fire Service • Police or Prison Service • Outdoor Pursuits Instructor You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Sport • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £325 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £325 | Registration/Exam Fee £160

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Public Services Level 3 This course is equivalent to three A Levels and will give you a thorough and practical insight into the public services sector.

This course will prepare you for the mental and physical demands of life in the services, whether you decide to go straight into industry or continue to university-level study. You’ll benefit from being taught by professionals with years of service in the uniformed public services and who still work in close collaboration with the police, fire and ambulance services. Designed to provide highly specialised work related knowledge, you will develop the understanding and skills sought by employers in a wide range of uniformed public services. With your positive outlook and willingness to step out of your comfort zone, you will take part in a wide range of different activities which may include: four-day residential to Snowdonia, twoday expedition in Pembrokeshire, radio and communication, Royal Marines visit, climbing, caving, kayaking, hill walking, service fitness/exercise drills, military unarmed combat/physical intervention and conflict management through a series of role plays. Qualification Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • Government & Policy • Leadership & Teamwork • Understanding Discipline • Fitness Testing & Training • Water Based Skills – Kayak & Canoe • Communication Skills • Security Procedures Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. This course includes an element of self-study. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. For enquiries or advice

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

“I like the variety of the activities that we do with a lot of physical and practical activities on top of classroom ones.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

Study options may include: • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport • Level4/5 Higher National Diploma in Public Services’ • BSc (Hons) in Outdoor Adventure Leadership & Management/Physical Education & Outdoor Education Employment options may include: • Armed Forces • Emergency Services • Outdoor Education • Statutory Agencies You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £325 (per year) Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

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EXPLORE WITH PUBLIC SERVICES The First Term The first term includes a number of icebreaking activities, helping the students to get to know each other and discover more about teamwork and the skills required. Activities may include: • Canoeing/Kayaking • Gorge Walking • Initiative Exercises Leadership and Teamwork Unit We expect students to take part in a two-day army work experience residential as part of the Discipline, Leadership and Teamwork Unit. During this trip the students will be put through a variety of physical and personal challenges, to develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills. Fitness Preparation for the Uniformed Public Services As part of their course, students take part in a range of physical and sporting activities that best prepare them for the physical demands of a career in the public services. Fitness training, testing and military self-defence are regularly used to ensure individual personal development, including collaborations with Hereford Combat Academy and CrossFit Hereford. Shrewsbury Prison A visit to Shrewsbury’s ‘The Dana’ Prison helps students understand how the justice system used to be, and how it has changed over the centuries, from Victoria prisoners, to the history of public executions. London Trip Last year students went to visit the Houses of Parliament and the London Dungeon, as part of their study programme. The London Dungeon gave a good insight into the past, and the way that the justice system has changed over the years. The parliament trip explores how governments are run and the students took part in proposing their own laws. They later wrote their own policies and presented them to the Mayor of Hereford.

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Work Experience Students will work with and support various organisations during their time on the course. There is a unit solely based on volunteering and making the community we live in a safer place. The public service sector is ever-changing and recently voluntary positions have become inroads to gaining full-time employment within the uniformed services. Course content is reflective of current industry practice and the army residential is 30 hours of work experience. Outdoor Activities Our hands-on approach to the practical units has allowed our students to gain skills that have enabled them to stand out during the application process for the armed forces and police specials. Several of our recent cohorts of students are now serving within their chosen service.

Water-based Activities Kayaking and Canoeing Last year, 50 students took part in a trip to Cardiff International White Water Centre, where they took part in rafting and indoor surfing. The aim is to build up water-based confidence and get a taste of this exciting and dynamic environment. The water based unit aims to develop essential public service foundation rescue skills, using the same venues as the Hereford White Water Fire Brigade Response Team. Many of the students will also achieve their BCU 2 star award, which will also open up opportunities for employment in the outdoor industry. Developing your water skills will improve your water confidence, as well as complement your CV.

Land-based Activities Climbing Students visit Gloucester, Llangorse, Cardiff and Hereford indoor climbing centre, to develop climbing and belaying skills, build trust in their team mates, overcome fears and log experience towards completing the ‘Climbing Wall Award’ (CWA) training.

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Caving Students visit a variety of caves to cater for all abilities and all comfort zones. There are passages to walk down and explore, and for those that want more, there are challenges to crawl along and squeeze through along the way. You will also develop some essential rope skills for rescuing trapped or injured cavers, working alongside a member of cave rescue. Caving is excellent for overcoming mental fears of tight spaces and big caves allow the students to push their comfort zones as far as possible. This is essential development for the public services when related to smoke-filled rooms, riot squads and army operations. Wales During the second year our students took part in both day and overnight expeditions in Wales. The skills covered count towards national governing body qualifications, such as, the Lowland Leader or Mountain Leader, which can lead to professional work in a growing industry. Taught by professional outdoor instructors, students developed skills such as the ability to accurately read a map, use a compass and be able to plan and undertake a route.

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Technical Diploma in Sport Level 2 Develop your sport and fitness skills, including coaching, testing and specialist pathways.

Making use of your free membership of the Point4 (gym, spa and leisure facilities), you will extend your skills in a diverse range of team and individual sporting activities giving you an overall grounding in sport and fitness. You can also gain a range of further qualifications, such as sports coaching and first aid, as well as English and maths. Your theoretical study will cover a wide variety of subjects, enhancing your understanding of your physical performance and preparing you for further study. This will include areas such as fitness testing and development, anatomy and physiology, effects of exercise on the body, planning and leading sport activities and injury in sport. You can choose to take part in a Football Training Pathway, Netball Training Pathway or follow a Fitness Pathway. Work placements are offered in a variety of settings, including primary and secondary schools and leisure centres.

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. On completion of the course, students have the option to move straight into employment: • Leisure Centre Attendant • Assistant Fitness Instructor • Assistant Coach

Qualification Level 2 Technical Diploma in Sport

Progression study options include: • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport – Fitness Services • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

Duration One year

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Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • Fitness for Sport & Exercise • Practical Sports Performance • The Mind & Sports Performance • The Sports Performer in Action • Training for Personal Fitness • Leading Sports Activities

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

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

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Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or exam fees | Materials Fee £300 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £300 | Registration/Exam Fee £160

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Sport Level 3 Gain the equivalent to three A Levels and enhance your practical sporting skills with coaching & teaching as well as the study of elite performance, training & rehabilitation. You will participate in a diverse range of sporting activities as well as opportunities in coaching experiences, visits to national sporting venues and national governing body qualifications in various sports, including first aid. Unique to sport at the College, this course offers a free membership to the Point4 which has a gym, spa and leisure facilities. You can choose to take part in one of the following academy pathways – football, netball or fitness, as well as experiencing other practical sporting units. The Fitness Pathway will involve taking part in diverse range of fitness classes as well as cross-college sports activities, whilst members of the Football Academy and Netball Academy will play in the National Colleges League. You will have the chance to enhance your specific skills through analysis and training, in addition to studying games from the coaching perspective. Work placements include primary and secondary schools and also leisure centres. Qualification Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two years Course Content A selection of unit titles is show below. • Anatomy & Physiology • Fitness Training, Programming & Testing • Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation • Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise • Sports Coaching • Physical Education & the National Curriculum Assessment includes written tasks, group and individual presentations, reports, video analysis and practical skill observations. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. For enquiries or advice

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Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification to Merit grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. University or Higher Education study options may include: • Sports and Health Studies • Teaching Physical Education • Sports Development/Coaching • Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Employment options may include: • Leisure Centre Assistant • Working for a Local Authority in Sports Development • Coaching • Personal Training • The Armed Services You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fitness Services Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £300 (per year) Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. enquiries@hlcollege.ac.uk

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Sport - Fitness Services Level 3 A new and exciting course that provides students with the experience and qualifications to work in the leisure industry as Fitness Instructors (accepted and supported by the Register of Exercise Professionals - REPs). This course has been designed for students who aspire to work in the fitness industry and through practical application students will gain industry recognised qualifications; Level 2 Gym Instructor, Aqua Aerobics Instructor, Circuits Instructor and Exercise to Music Instructor. Making use of a free membership of the Point4 (gym, spa and leisure facilities), students will develop their understanding of anatomy and physiology and exercise planning and delivery. They will also have the opportunity to enhance valuable skills such as communication, self-confidence & employability. A range of further qualifications will also be on offer, such as sports leadership and first aid, as well as English and maths. Students can also choose to take part in one of the following sport academy pathways – football, netball or fitness. The Fitness Pathway will involve taking part in diverse range of fitness classes as well as cross-college sports activities, whilst members of the Football Academy and Netball Academy will play in the National Colleges League. Work placements include public and private gyms, leisure centres and professional sporting clubs. Qualification Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport – Fitness Services (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two years Course Content A selection of unit titles is show below. • Anatomy & Physiology • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well¬being • Professional Development in the Sports Industry • Self-employment in the Sport Industry 90

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• Instructing Gym¬ based Exercise • Exercise and Circuit Based Physical Activity • Instructing exercise to music • Instructing water-based exercise 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 • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification to Merit grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in English and mathematics. • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.

It can also support those intending to progress further to the role of personal trainer, through complementing qualifications, via an Apprenticeship, or through higher education. University or Higher Education study options may include: • Sports and Community • Sports and Health Studies • Teaching Physical Education • Sports Development/Coaching • Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £300 (per year) Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

REPS have confirmed that on successful completion of the qualification direct entry will be permitted for learners to go into the industry in roles such as: • Fitness instructor • Gym instructor • Circuits instructor • Exercise to music instructor • Aqua aerobics instructor REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards. YouTube

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Travel & Tourism Level 2 Opens doors to global job opportunities, air cabin crew safety training and specialist industry skills.

You will expand your travel experiences by enjoying and learning through many UK visits as well as having the opportunity to take part in a cabin crew training day at either British Airways or Flybe. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your skills through practical demonstrations and hands-on experiences. This course has been designed to develop the vocational skills which are needed for a career in the travel and tourism sector and you also have the option of an overnight trip. In previous years Dublin has been a popular destination. Your specialist tutors have strong links within the industry, which will enable you to gain the experience and knowledge you need to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma and on to industry or university-level qualifications. Qualification Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • The Cruise Industry • Working as an Overseas Representative • Promotion & Sales • Tourist Destinations Assessment is continuous throughout the programme through assignments, projects and observations. A minority of examinations have now been included by the awarding body. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (or grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or the successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Study options may include: • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism Employment options may include: • Overseas Holiday Representative • Cabin Crew • Hotel & Hospitality reception/admin • Apprenticeships You may also like... • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business • Level 2 Diploma in Childcare Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £320 | Fees for trips and visits will apply Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition fee £945 | Materials Fee £320

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TRAVEL & TOURISM ABROAD Travel and tourism students benefit from numerous visits both in the UK and abroad that provide first-hand experiences to support their learning at college. Throughout the year students visit places such as: • British Airways Cabin Crew Training Centre at Heathrow Airport (Level 2 & Level 3) • Flybe Cabin Crew Training (Level 2 & Level 3 year 2) • Ice-Skating in Cardiff (all groups) • Drayton Manor (includes talks by guest speakers, all groups) • Roman Baths in Bath (Level 2 & Year 1 Level 3) • The Costa Dorada, & Barcelona Spain (Level 3) • Dublin (Level 2) • Optional New York or Los Angeles Trips taking place in February (Level 3) These visits assist with completing course units such as: Planning an Event, UK Destinations, Marketing, European and Long-haul Destinations, Holiday Representatives and Entertainment for Holidaymakers.

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Spain Second year Level 3 students were tasked with organising an amazing trip to Spain for both themselves and the first year students in May 2018. The excited group of over 50 students departed from Birmingham Airport and arrived at Barcelona Airport to lovely sunny weather, before commencing their 50-minute coach journey to a lovely hotel set in La Pineda. The trip was spent visiting the beautiful city of Barcelona, where they visited Las Ramblas, cathedrals and Barcelona FC Nu Camp football stadium. To finish off the trip, they spent a day visiting Salou’s theme park. Team building games took place every evening, the highlight of which was a fashion show with outfits designed by each team as part of the unit, ‘Entertainment for Holidaymakers’. New York & Los Angeles Level 3 students took part in these USA overseas experiences as part of their module on long haul travel. This five-day trip included YouTube

scheduled flights and hotel accommodation, as well as numerous visits to famous sights in Los Angeles, the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’, Santa Monica, Warner Bros Studios, Universal Theme Park and film studio tour. In New York, they visited Central Park, took a horse and carriage, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, 9/11 Memorial and watched an ice hockey game. All of our trips help the students with their assessments, develop confidence, build on knowledge and add to their employability skills. Dublin Our Level 2 students organise an overseas trip to Dublin, as part of their ‘Planning an Event’ unit. A very early departure from Birmingham airport meant we could make the most of our stay. Arriving at our hotel by 10am, we checked in and were ready to explore. The Level 2 group had pre-planned the events for the day which included a visit to Dublin Zoo. The group experienced the best of Ireland’s historical capital including sampling the local food, spending time in the shops, visiting Trinity College and Dublin Castle.

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

Your learning experience will be enhanced by a wide range of exciting trips and visits. This includes UK day visits and a European residential trip to Spain or Portugal. We also travel to New York or Los Angeles as part of the long-haul experience. Training with British Airways or Flybe will make up an exciting part of your programme. Our teaching team have strong links within the industry, including with TUI, British Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines, which will enable you to gain the experience and knowledge to succeed in this sector. You may choose to work in a hotel, fly with an airline as cabin crew, or possibly choose a career closer to home in a travel agency. Many students also choose to progress to university-level courses before progressing into the industry. Qualification Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two years Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Passenger Transport • Long Haul destinations • Overseas holiday representatives • European destinations • Sustainable tourism Assessment is continuous throughout the programme through assignments, projects, case studies and presentations. Each year will also include one external exam and one controlled assessment. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to their chosen subject area. Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • University degree • Access to higher education • Apprenticeships Employment options may include: • Airline Cabin Crew • Overseas Holiday Representative • Cruise Customer Relations You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £500 (per year) | Fees for trips and visits will apply Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

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

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Land-based Studies Level 1 This is a hands-on introduction to animal care and agriculture with educational visits and transferable skills.

You will take part in a variety of exciting practical projects, both on the estate working with cattle and sheep and in the animal care unit with a variety of animals such as rodents, reptiles and birds. There are educational visits to such places as zoological gardens, wildlife parks, farms, agricultural shows or markets. This course provides an ideal introduction to land-based industries, including agriculture and animal care, and will help you decide if these are areas in which you would like to work. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain a variety of transferable skills, such as handling both large and small animals, grooming, conducting health checks, or estate maintenance. You will experience working in a range of environments relevant to the industry and will be taught in both practical and theory-based sessions. Qualification Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course and units will be selected, where possible, to match the interests of the group. Unit topics may include: • Care of Farm Animals • Handling, Feeding & Accommodation of Small Animals • Wildlife & Conservation • Repair & Maintenance of Fencing/ Paths Each unit will be assessed by a combination of assignments, class exercises, practical assessments and end-of-unit assessments. There is also an online health and safety test. All students are expected to undertake work experience relevant to their area of

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interest and will study English and maths at an appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • A minimum of two GCSEs or an Entry 3 qualification or equivalent • Initial assessment for English and maths • Successful interview • An enthusiasm for the subject Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Employment options may include (after further training): • Farm work • Conservation/horticulture • Kennel/pet shop assistant Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in subjects such as Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Care or Forestry • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture You may also like... • Subjects in Animal Care or Equine Studies • Other Level 1 subjects at the Hereford Campus Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £180 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £180 | Registration/Exam Fee £160.

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

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

Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification at Distinction grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Agriculture • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Agriculture • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Agriculture Employment options may include: • Agriculture and allied industries You may also like... • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Work-related Experience in the Landbased Industries • Environmental & Land-based Business • Farm Animal Production • Land-based Machinery Operation • Tractor Driving • Principles of Land-based Machinery

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

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Agriculture, Level 2 • Agriculture, Level 3 Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills in the workplace along with developing knowledge and skills relevant to your chosen sector, including: • Health & Safety • Managing the Welfare of Animals • Preparing Feed & Water for Livestock • Preparing Outdoor Sites for Livestock • Preparing & Operating a Tractor • Carrying out Harvesting Operations • Planting Crops Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes in English and Maths unless you already have prior achievement at grade 4. Duration is 12-24 months depending on the level of study and will usually require attendance in college for 1 day per week.

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

This course is ideal for those working towards positions of responsibility in the agricultural industry and is based on an integration of theoretical and practical lectures backed up by work experience. You will gain an understanding of all aspects of modern farming practices based around our 230 hectare organic farm which will cover a wide range of livestock and arable operations. You will also enjoy a range of trips to various local and national shows and demonstrations. Furthermore, you can gain certification in two of the following certificates of competence: telehandler, tractor driving, ATV, pesticides, shearing and chainsaw. People qualified in this diverse sector are often welcomed by other relate industries because of their broad education, skills, training and experience. Qualification Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Agriculture (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two years Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Animal Anatomy and Physiology • Principles of Plant/Soil Science • Business Management in the Landbased Sector • Agricultural Livestock and Crop Production • Land-based Machinery Operation • Business Management Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. This course includes 300 hours of work experience through the duration of the course.

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Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, to include maths and English, or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture • University-level courses • Level 4 Diploma in Agriculture Employment options may include: • Stock Person • Contractor • Advisory Work or Commercial Representative You may also like... • Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Agriculture, Level 2 • Agriculture, Level 3 Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills in the workplace along with developing knowledge and skills relevant to your chosen sector, including: • Health & Safety • Managing the Welfare of Animals • Preparing Feed & Water for Livestock • Preparing Outdoor Sites for Livestock • Preparing & Operating a Tractor • Carrying out Harvesting Operations • Planting Crops Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes in English and Maths unless you already have prior achievement at grade 4. Duration is 12-24 months depending on the level of study and will usually require attendance in college for 1 day per week.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £180 (per year) Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

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Animal Care Level 2 Learn the professional skills necessary to understand the behaviours and enhance the welfare of a broad collection of animals, from common domestic pets to exotic reptiles and birds. This programme is designed to give you a good understanding of how to care for animals, developing your practical skills and helping you to appreciate the extent of this vibrant and growing industry. Learning will be through a combination of classroom-based and practical workshops utilising the campus’s fully-equipped animal care unit. There will be opportunities to visit animal care organisations, including wildlife parks, zoos and small businesses. You will also be involved with our unique ‘Careers Week’ which aims to inspire you and provide the opportunity to meet a variety of employers. Also included will be the opportunity to take part in activities designed to enhance your experiences of this industry, such as Wolf Watch UK, beach cleans, an annual dog show and other events. Learners will have the opportunity to gain a recognised First Aid qualification along with other experiences designed to improve employability skills. Qualification City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Diploma in Animal Care Duration One year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • Maintain Animal Health & Welfare • Animal Feeding and Accommodation • Working in the Animal Care Industry • The Principles of Animal Biology • Animal Behaviour and Handling • Kennels and Catteries • Animal Breeds and Grooming Assessment is continuous, with end of module exams, a synoptic assessment and a range of practical and written assignments. This course includes 150 hours of work experience gained from working one day a week in our animal care unit and along with a placement within an industry setting. All full-time

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students are required to study maths and English to at least GCSE level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths, science and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification at Distinction grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown below are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Technical Diploma in Animal Management • Animal Care Apprenticeship

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Animal Care, Levels 2 and 3 Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, including: • Cleaning & Maintaining Animal Accommodation • Providing Feed & Water to Animals • Promoting & Maintaining the Wellbeing of Animals • Grooming animals • Handling & Restraining Animals • Training Animals Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is 12-24 months depending on the level of study.

Employment options may include: • Kennels or Catteries • Animal Sanctuaries • Pet Shops You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care • Level 3 Technical Diploma in Animal Management • Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £180 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £180 | Registration/Exam Fee £160.

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ANIMAL CARE The animal care department offers a wealth of experience for students hoping to progress to employment in the sector or for those wishing to study related subjects at university. The Animal Care Unit is a valuable resource for students and houses a wide range of animals ranging from exotics such as chameleon and tortoises, to rodents such as hamsters and degus. Students learn a great deal from working practically with the animals and are able to apply their theoretical work to a real animal care environment. Careers Week is an exciting event that gives students the chance to gain an insight into their employment sector. Industry experts are invited to talk to students about their job roles, including how they got to where they are, what they enjoy (as well as what they don’t), and what they recommend to students who are looking to specialise. In addition to their studies and practical work on the Animal Care Unit, students go on all sorts of trips and visits. In the past these have included Crufts, Crocodiles of the World, Oxford Natural History Museum, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and an inspirational visit to Wolf Watch UK. As well as all of this, our students take part in valuable work experience placements within the animal care industry including: • K9 Cares Ltd Doggy Daycare • Vets4Pets • Rainforest Exotics • Cats Protection • General Dogsbody • Wye Valley Vets • Houghton Project • Riding for the Disabled

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Animal Management Level 3 This is a specialist course, equivalent to three A Levels, in the welfare, biology and management of a wide range of animals.

This advanced programme will help you learn practical skills and competencies with a broad range of animal collections to prepare you for work or university. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of species in our animal unit. Throughout the programme you will have the chance to make a variety of visits which may include Crufts, Chester zoo, Amazing Animals and Wolf Watch UK. The course is suited to both school leavers and mature students who have relevant experience within the industry and who have a genuine interest in animal welfare and management. It is based on lectures, practical duties and work experience. This is the perfect programme if you are intending to work within the animal industry and want to learn more about the wider concepts relating to the management, welfare and biology of animals. Qualification City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (equivalent to three A Levels) Duration Two years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below: • Biological Systems of Animals • Animal Welfare and Breeding • Animal Behaviour/Communication • Principles of Animal Nursing • Feeding and Nutrition • Small Animal Rehabilitation • Wildlife and Ecology Conservation • Farm Livestock Assessment is continuous, with end of module exams, a synoptic assessment and practical work. This course includes 300 hours of work experience through the duration of the two years and must include experience with kennels and catteries. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. 100

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Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths, a science subject and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Degree-level courses including Animal Behaviour, Animal Training, Science, Conservation or Zoology • Veterinary Nursing Diploma or Degree (at another institution) • Level 3 Apprenticeship Animal Management (Supervisory) Employment options may include: • Animal Rescue Centres/Sanctuaries • Conservation Projects • Animal Technician/Nursing Assistants

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Animal Care, Levels 2 and 3

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You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £220 (per year) Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. YouTube

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Hannah Fortey – Animal Management Level 3 Hannah is a second-year student on the Level 3 Animal Management course. “I have always loved animals from an early age, especially marine life which I took an early interest in when visiting rockpools on holiday. When I left school, I wanted to come to the Holme Lacy Campus to study Animal Management. I considered taking A Levels to study Biology, however it was too broad for my liking. Animal Management has instead allowed me to concentrate solely on the animals. As I finish this course, I’m looking forward to studying Zoology at Aberystwyth University. I have even secured a £1000 bursary from the University for my success in exams. My plans for the future are to complete a masters in Zoology, as I plan to work in marine conservation, in particular to work with whales. The College has been very welcoming to me, especially given that I suffer with ME. The campus is nice and compact, and the tutors are all really nice and supportive too. On the course we have a great mixture of academic learning and practical sessions, getting to work with a wide variety of animals, including the exotics and also the animals down on the farm. I would really recommend this course for anyone who loves animals, or wishes to go into animal management as a career, and the College itself is a great environment to learn in.”

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Blacksmithing & Metalworking Level 2 This course is run by the longest established blacksmithing training college in the country, with staff dedicated to providing training for those who wish to work in the various areas of forged iron, ranging from traditional to contemporary design work. This course seeks to lay the foundation for a successful career in forged metalwork and comprehensively teaches the technical skills that are essential to becoming a competent blacksmith. You will benefit from being taught on site by some of the most internationally recognised professional blacksmiths in the industry, this will be supported by gaining work experience with a blacksmith as part of your study programme. There is also the opportunity to enter into competitions, one of these being at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. High-achieving blacksmiths trained at the College are very well regarded by employers and many subsequently trade in their own right. This subject is an excellent choice for a self-motivated and hard-working person who will be expected to have good hand/ eye coordination and artistic ability in this exciting and growing industry. Most students completing this course continue to the level 3 to further develop their skills. Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalworking

Course Content The course is mainly delivered in the workshop, with related knowledge sessions. Units include: • Blacksmithing – traditional skills including forging, forming, cutting and joining • Application of Welding of Fabrication Processes • Metal Fabrication • Essential Workshop Health & Safety • Drawing skills

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

“I like how everyone treats us equally and that if we need support, it’s there when needed.” Taken from Student Voice Survey 2018, Level 2 Blacksmithing & Metalworking

Progression Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalwork (1 year) • Level 3 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalwork (2 year) Employment options may include: • Blacksmithing • Metal Fabrication • Welding Trades

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Blacksmithing & Metalworking Level 3 This course is run by the longest established blacksmithing training college in the country, with staff dedicated to providing training for those who wish to work in the various areas of forged iron, ranging from traditional to contemporary design work. This course will give you an excellent grounding for progression either into industry or onto a relevant universitylevel course. Working in one of the largest blacksmith training facilities in Europe, you will manufacture most of the hand tools required for project work and learn about the properties of materials which blacksmiths use, including those metals less common in blacksmithing such as stainless steel, copper and wrought iron. You’ll be taught by some of the most well-respected professional blacksmiths in the industry worldwide. A blacksmith must have a good eye for form, solid hand/eye coordination and the ability to plan work and estimate costs effectively. You will be required to develop your breadth and expertise in the technical areas of forge work, welding and fabrication. After an initial period of technical development, students will be expected to research, design, develop and make complex pieces in both contemporary and traditional styles. Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalworking Duration Two years Course Content The course is mainly delivered in the workshop with related knowledge sessions. Previous experience in blacksmithing or progression from the Level 2 Diploma will be an advantage. Units include: • Forgework/Welding/Fabrication • Operation of Small Business/Self Employment • Production of a Project/Commission Portfolio • Artistic Drawing & Design/Historical & Design Research • Attention to Decorative Finishes & Site Work Evaluation For enquiries or advice

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Students will be assessed on their ability to produce well-researched, welldesigned and well-made pieces within the context of a predicted and actual production time. This is to develop a professional and business-like approach, which can be measured against industry norms. Units are assessed by practical and written assignments. This course includes 300 hours of work experience – ideally this will take place in the vacation between years one and two. Students are expected to organise this part of their training. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level (if not already achieved). Please see page 6 for more details.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £875 (per year) Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (including maths and English) or a Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing at Merit grade or above (to include forgework skills) • Successful interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area • Previous forgework experience is advisable Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing at HLC • Design and Forgework Skills at HLC (for employed smiths) Employment options may include: • Self-employed Blacksmithing • Contemporary Design or Traditional Reproduction/Restoration You may also like... Level 2 Diploma in Farriery Access

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Farriery Access Level 2 This is a preparatory course in forgework and horse care to give you the required level of skill for entry into the specialist and competitive Apprenticeship in Farriery.

To practise as a farrier you need to be registered with the Worshipful Company of Farriers. To register with them, you will need to successfully complete a recognised Apprenticeship in Farriery and the Worshipful Company of Farriers Diploma. The aim of this course is to provide an entry qualification route so that you can apply for an Apprenticeship in Farriery. Gaining an Apprenticeship in Farriery can be challenging and having basic skills in blacksmithing, welding and equine knowledge can greatly enhance your chances of success. This course offers the expertise of our highly qualified blacksmith, farriery and equine tutors. To gain farriery experience you will be encouraged to organise and undertake a period of work experience with a qualified farrier, which will help reinforce your awareness of farriery as a possible career. Qualification Level 2 Certificate Forgework

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

Level 2 Certificate in Horse Care Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Blacksmithing – forging, forming, cutting, joining & tool production • Welding – the application of welding processes • Relevant Statutory Requirements of Health & Safety • Equine Studies – equine biology and horse handling The units listed are provisional and variations may occur. Assessment is done throughout the year, with the NPTC practical forging exam taking place at the end of the academic year along with the theory test. All students are encouraged to participate in working with a qualified farrier. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. 104

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Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a relevant Level 1 qualification at a Distinction grade. • The new Farriery Apprenticeship Standard is suggesting that you may require GCSE grade 5 for maths and English to be able to undertake the end point assessment (confirmation is expected in summer 2019). • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area • All farriery apprentices will also need to meet the registration requirements of the Farriery Registration Council (FRC) before you start your Farriery Apprenticeship Standard.

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We offer a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Farriery, as a progression from the Level 2 Farriery Access course. Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with relevant knowledge and understanding including: • Health & safety • Tool making • Handling horses • Horse foot care planning • Trimming hooves • Making horseshoes • Fitting horseshoes • Welding & fabrication Duration and Attendance You will attend college on a block-release attendance pattern, during which time assessment of your progress will be undertaken while you gain knowledge and understanding. You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. Typical duration of the programme is four years.

Study options may include: • Apprenticeship in Farriery Employment options may include: • Apprenticeship in Farriery • Blacksmithing (and related metalworking) • Equine-based Employment You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalwork • Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £875 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £875 | Registration/Exam Fee £160 YouTube

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Forestry & Arboriculture Level 2 You will gain industry-specific qualifications including basic chainsaw use, tree planting, machinery operations and estate skills.

This is a very practical introduction to the skills required to work safely and effectively in the forestry and countryside industry. You will follow a seasonal work pattern, gaining a wide range of experience by working and learning on the College’s superb 250 hectare estate. There is the opportunity to develop broader skills, which will ensure your progression towards a rewarding and satisfying career. Establishing a broad understanding of the working environment is vital to becoming a valued and useful member of any forestry or countryside business. Practical skills are underpinned by sound theory and working examples. As the course is designed as a ‘preapprenticeship’ programme you will be in an ideal position to progress to an apprenticeship with the College. Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Forestry & Arboriculture Duration One year Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Land-based Business Studies • Establish Trees & Shrubs • Carry Out Ground-based Arboriculture Operations • Introduction to Land-based Machinery Operations • Felling & Extraction of Timber • Estate Maintenance Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. This course includes 150 hours of work experience with local estates and contractors within the industry through the duration of the course. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details.

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Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification at a distinction grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Forestry or Arboriculture Apprenticeship Levels 2 or 3 • Industry-based Certificates of Competence Employment options may include: • Forest/Woodland Worker in Public or Private Sectors • Grounds & Estate Maintenance • Self-employed • Conservation or Forestry work on Country Estate or for a Countryside Organisation You may also like... • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Forestry or Arboriculture • Level 2 in Agriculture

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Arborist Standard, Level 2 • Forest Operative, Level 2, with choice of 2 specialisms – Harvesting or Establishment & Maintenance Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course. Including: • Health & safety • Tree identification • Establishing trees • Emergency First Aid +F • Surveying & inspecting trees • Operating machinery to fell trees • Operating machinery to process trees You will also gain a number of certificates of competence which will allow you to work safely in the industry. Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be blockrelease training days planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is typically 24 months.

Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £180 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £180 | Registration/Exam Fee £160.

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Horse Care Level 2 A practical and specialist course for ambitious students who are passionate about horses and wish to follow a career within the equine industry.

An excellent opportunity for you to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of horse care and riding through both practical and theory-based sessions. The course includes valuable work experience which will enable you to develop reliable practical skills in the equine industry and on the College equine yard. All full-time students participate in yard duties throughout the year alongside their main programme of study. A rota is put in place and will include some weekends. Previous students have taken part in many different visits, including to the Horse of the Year Show and Badminton Horse Trials, as well as to various yards, including racing, polo, dressage and natural horsemanship. There are opportunities to gain additional qualifications such as Emergency First Aid at Work, training for BHS Stage exams and the BHS Riding and Road Safety. You will also get the chance to compete on college horses and take part in various events. Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care Duration One year Course Content You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Principles of Feeding & Watering • Undertake Routine Stable Duties • Horse Behaviour & Welfare • Riding on the Flat • Maintain Animal Health & Welfare • Introduction to Keeping a Horse at Grass Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. This course includes 150 hours of work experience through the duration of the course. All full-time students are

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required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification at a Distinction grade • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Horse Management Employment options may include: • Groom in the racing industry • Working in animal welfare organisations • Groom in equine yards

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Horse Care, Level 2 • Horse Care and Management, Level 3 Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, including: • Cleaning and Maintaining Stables • Providing Feed & Water to Horses • Providing Treatment to Horses • Grooming & Maintaining Horses • Handling Horses • Riding Horses • Lunge & Long Rein Horses Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is 12-24 months depending on the level of study.

You may also like... • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care • Level 2 Diploma in Farriery Access Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £180 Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Tuition Fee £945 | Materials Fee £180 | Registration/Exam Fee £160.

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Alice Booth Horse Management Level 3 Alice came to Herefordshire & Ludlow College from Earl Mortimer College on the Level 3 Horse Management qualification. Nearing the end of the course, Alice is looking to progress on to university to study either veterinary physiotherapy or veterinary nursing. “I really enjoy studying here at the College and especially like all of the scientific modules on the course. I plan to go to university after completing this course and I have found it’s a great alternative to A-Levels. The campus is a beautiful place to study and it’s great that you have the opportunity to do so much practical work, as well as the academic. I would certainly recommend the course to anyone who would like a future working with horses or even animals in general. There are lots of opportunities to gain experience and we do a lot of great study trips too, such as going to Newmarket to visit The British National Racing School.“

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Horse Management Level 3 A specialist work-related programme of study, equivalent to three A Levels, that covers key knowledge and practical skills required for a successful career in this amazing industry. This course will teach you how to care for horses up to competition level and give you the opportunity to work at our commercial riding school. The course gives a broad-based and in-depth study of the industry and its various disciplines. We aim to provide the best possible vocational experience for you as well as developing your learning and understanding of equine academia. All full-time students participate in yard duties throughout the year alongside their main programme of study. A rota is put in place and will include some weekends. You will also have the opportunity to organise and run an equine event, as well as to visit Your Horse Live, Badminton Horse Trials and the Horse of the Year Show. Students also attend residential study tours, which include visits to The National Stud, British Racing School, Rossdales Equine Veterinary Hospital, Tattersalls and a study tour to Cirencester. Qualification City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Horse Management (equivalent to three A Levels) Opportunity to gain BHS qualifications, First Aid at Work Duration Two years Course Content A selection of unit titles is shown below. • Horse Behaviour & Welfare • Principles of Equitation • Event Management • Yard & Stable Management • Anatomy & Physiology • Equestrian Teaching • Competition Grooming Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. This course includes 300 hours of work experience through the duration of the two years. Some of this will be 108

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completed in block placements. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 6 for more details. Entry Requirements • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English and a science) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit or above • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Foundation Degree Equine Science • BSc (Hons) in Equine Science/Studies Employment options may include: • Riding Instructors/Freelance Teachers/ Work Riders/Yard Supervisors • Management (with further experience)

We also offer the following apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study: • Horse Care, Level 2 • Horse Care and Management, Level 3 Course Content As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen course, including: • Cleaning and Maintaining Stables • Providing Feed & Water to Horses • Providing Treatment to Horses • Grooming & Maintaining Horses • Handling Horses • Riding Horses • Lunge & Long Rein Horses Duration and Attendance You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is 12-24 months depending on the level of study.

You may also like... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management • Level 2 Diploma in Farriery Access Course Costs Please note, the costs given below are subject to change. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees | Materials Fee £220 (per year) Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 18 for more details or telephone 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help. YouTube

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FINDING US HLC has two campuses in Herefordshire: the Hereford Campus is situated near the city centre to the north-east and the Holme Lacy Campus is in a rural setting about 6 miles south-east of Hereford city centre. Ludlow College is situated in Shropshire, just a 20-minute journey from Hereford by train.

Hereford Campus - HR1 1LS This campus is just to the east of the city centre, conveniently close to both the train station and the central bus terminal and is served well by the regular public transport system. If you travel by car please note that a parking permit system operates on campus; full details are available from reception or on our website in ‘Maps & Directions’ under ‘College Information’. If you would like to visit our £32 million campus development before you apply then see the details of our Open Events on page 3.

Holme Lacy Campus - HR2 6LL This campus is located at the western edge of the village of Holme Lacy, approximately six miles to the south-east of Hereford on the B4399. A bus service operates from Hereford city centre although it is advisable to check times on the Herefordshire Council website. The campus is set above the River Wye in our 257 hectare estate which encompasses a mixed organic working farm, ancient and commercial woodlands and traditional parkland with ponds and streams. It also includes specialist learning facilities and the much acclaimed Straw Bale Café development which has been the centre of focus for its sustainable credentials. If you would like to visit before you apply then see the details for our Open Events on page 3.

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HOW TO APPLY If you need any further information, give us a call on 0800 032 1986. Alternatively, come along to one of our Open Events (see page 3) and talk to the course tutors.

• Check the entry requirements for each course and then complete the application form (see page opposite) with no more than three choices of course. • If you do not have a copy of the application form or you need another copy, please don’t hesitate to contact our Enquiries Line on 0800 032 1986 and one will be sent out to you. Alternatively, you can apply online via the College website: www.hlcollege. ac.uk/application • Send your application form to: FREEPOST RTKT-SLSZ-ACBL Herefordshire & Ludlow College, Admissions Office Folly Lane, Hereford HR1 1LS • An acknowledgement letter will be sent to you within 3 days of receiving your application. (If you don’t receive a letter, please call the Enquiries Line: 0800 032 1986.) • A date and time will be organised for your interview and you will receive notification of this by letter. There will be a reply form attached to your interview invitation and you must send this back to confirm your appointment date. • The interview will give you the opportunity to discuss your reasons for choosing your course and what your future plans may be. The tutor is there to help you, so please ask as many questions as you like to make sure you are happy with your choice. • After your interview, you will receive either a letter to confirm your course offer or a letter of referral to another suitable course. • There will be an acceptance form attached to your letter, which should be sent back to us to confirm your acceptance of the course offer. • You will be informed of the enrolment dates in August.

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INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL STAFF & CAREERS ADVISORS We pride ourselves on maintaining a strong positive relationship with our fellow professionals in schools and in careers services around the area. We recognise the diverse options available to young people. For some, Herefordshire and Ludlow College may be the right answer, for others a different route may be better. Our overriding concern is to make sure that young people make a well-informed decision about their post-GCSE progression.

We also know that every year some school pupils stay on into a sixth-form and then find after a year that they need to change direction. Easing the transition of those Year 12 students is just as important to us as helping Year 11’s who decide going on to College is what best meets their needs. Similarly, our work with 14-16 year olds is a vital part of ensuring all young people can benefit from the widest range of options to help their development. We have set out (see below) some of the ways in which we can work with schools and careers advisors to ensure their pupils arrive at an informed decision. Before young people join us full time: • We are happy to visit school assemblies for your careers events • We offer Open Events at the College • We can provide subject-specific talks and demonstrations • We can arrange one-to-one contact with staff and current students • Our team leaders and tutors are very happy to speak with teaching staff/careers advisors regarding the progression routes we offer • We will speak to you about any young people whom you believe may require extra support during the transition period.

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Employees and students are not allowed to smoke in any area other than designated smoking areas. Smokers are requested to be respectful towards non-smokers and dispose of litter safely. For advice on quitting smoking you can contact the NHS for help and guidance - NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 022 4332.

Please note that the car parks at the Hereford Campus are privately managed and it is vital that all users follow our guidelines; full details are available from reception or on our website in ‘Maps & Directions’ under ‘College Information’. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in vehicles being clamped, penalty charged, or towed away. A permit system is also in place at the Holme Lacy Campus.

Disclaimer As well as the college-level courses included within this guide, we also offer an extensive range of part-time and higher education courses, apprenticeships, programmes for businesses, plus short and recreational courses for adults. Course guides and further information for each of these areas are available via the enquiry line 0800 032 1986, or on our website at www.hlcollege. ac.uk. At HLC we aim to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information. Every care has been taken when compiling this document; however, sometimes things do change after the time of print. HLC cannot be held responsible for any omissions, errors or changes and some of our courses are offered subject to sufficient numbers of enrolments. For these reasons, we do advise that you call to check essential information, particularly with regards to course fees.

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Open events Hereford Campus, Folly Lane Tuesday 12th November 2019, 4.30pm - 7.30pm Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 4.30pm - 7.30pm Thursday 12th March 2020, 4.30pm - 7.00pm Holme Lacy Campus, Holme Lacy Saturday 9th November 2019, 10.00am - 12.00 noon Saturday 25th January 2020, 10.00am - 12.00 noon Wednesday 11th March 2020, 4.00pm - 7.00pm

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