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Education is something we believe in strongly - our students wouldn’t reach the top if we didn’t. What sets us apart from other further education colleges in our field is our absolute dedication to the quality of education being offered. North Shropshire College is a leading provider of further education in Shropshire. We offer learning opportunities including Apprenticeships, full-time programmes and A Levels. Our dedicated staff are passionate about the success of every student that attends NSC, and this approach and positive attitude is delivered every single day across our two campuses in Oswestry and Walford. We look forward to extending you a warm NSC welcome.

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Oswestry Campus

Walford Campus

Open Events: Wednesday 21 October | 5:00pm–7:00pm Wednesday 10 February | 5:00pm–7:00pm Wednesday 16 June | 5:00pm–7:00pm Year 11 Taster Day: Friday 13 November | 9.30am–3.00pm

Open Events: Saturday 17 October | 10:00am–12:00 noon Saturday 6 February | 10:00am–12:00 noon Saturday 19 June | 10:00am–12:00 noon Year 11 Taster Day: Friday 13 November | 9.30am–3.00pm

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Welcome to North Shropshire College. Our goal is simple: to provide you with the very best education and training to equip you for further studies at university or employment. We are here to help you realise your dreams.

As Head of North Shropshire College, I am very proud that the College is going from strength to strength, with the performance of our students getting better every year.

At North Shropshire College we deliver a very broad range of courses, specifically designed to meet your personal needs. We are a relatively small college, so the well-being and success of every single student is important to us. You will be supported to achieve your best, and treated as an individual, not a number. Our teachers and support staff are very well-qualified and experienced, and we are able to offer outstanding facilities to progress your education. I hope that you will enjoy reading this course guide and find a programme that meets your requirements. Should you need further guidance or want to visit us, please contact our Student Services Team on 01691 688 080.

The merger of colleges to form Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College has brought about many advantages, for example; we are the only college in the area to offer a timetable suited to the demands of young people living in our rural community, who often face long daily journeys. Through the merger there has been increased investments in facilities, including a new refectory at Walford, and assorted renovations across both campuses. Our timetables book study periods to guarantee free half days and, in most cases, a free day every week; so students can study at home, pursue their sporting or other extracurricular activities, or possibly take a parttime job. I look forward to meeting you at one of our Open Events and welcoming you to our unique and friendly College.

We trust that you will join our learning community in North Shropshire.

DAVID WILLIAMS PRINCIPAL & CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARL MORRIS BSC (HONS) PGCE HEAD OF NORTH SHROPSHIRE COLLEGE 0800 440 2281

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Welcome

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Our Campuses

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Industry Placements

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Choosing Your Course

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Careers Week

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What Do Our Students Say?

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Supporting You

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Equality & Diversity

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Safeguarding & Prevent

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Money Matters

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Student Support

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Apprenticeships

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A Level Courses Course A–Z

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County Training Courses

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Oswestry Campus Course A–Z

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Walford Campus Course A–Z

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A Big Thank You

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How To Apply

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Finding NSC

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COURSE LIST A-Z

18-24 A LEVEL COURSES

Hairdressing & Barbering Level 3

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Health, Social Care & Childhood Studies Level 2

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Biology

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Health & Social Care Level 3

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English Language

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IT - Computing Level 3

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Environmental Science

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Plumbing Level 1

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Film Studies

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Plumbing Level 2

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Mathematics

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Plumbing Level 3

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Psychology

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Public Services Level 3

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Spa Therapy Level 3

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Sport Level 2

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Sport Level 3

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25-27 COUNTY TRAINING COURSES Traineeships

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Sport - TNS Football Scholarship Level 2

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16-18 Advance Course

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Sport - TNS Football Scholarship Level 3

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Travel & Tourism Level 3

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Access to Higher Education

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WALFORD CAMPUS

Applied Science Level 3

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Agriculture/Animal Care - Land-based Studies Level 1

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Art & Design Level 3

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Agriculture Level 2

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Beauty Therapy Level 2

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Agriculture Level 3

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Business Level 2

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Animal Care Level 2

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Business Level 3

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Animal Management Level 3

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Catering - Professional Cookery Level 1

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Animal Management HNC/HND

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Catering - Professional Cookery Level 2

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Equine Care Level 2

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Catering - Professional Cookery Level 3

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Equine Management Level 3

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Childcare - Early Years Education & Care Level 3

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Foundation Studies - Living Independently Entry Level 2

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Creative Digital Media Production Level 3

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Foundation Studies - Living Independently Entry Level 3

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Electrical Installation Level 1

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Foundation Studies - Skills for Work Entry Level 3

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Electrical Installation Level 2

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Foundation Studies - Skills for Work Level 1

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Electrical Installation Level 3

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Land & Wildlife Management Level 2

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Hair & Beauty Level 1

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Motor Vehicle Level 1

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Hairdressing Level 2

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Motor Vehicle Level 2

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Hairdressing & Barbering Level 2

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Motor Vehicle Level 3

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OUR CAMPUSES

OSWESTRY CAMPUS Our Oswestry Campus offers some of the best educational facilities in Shropshire – an exciting, modern campus on a shared site with the superb, purpose-built Oswestry Leisure Centre. We are well equipped to provide for students of all abilities, with lifts to all levels, designated disabled parking bays and fully-equipped toilets. The Oswestry Campus has top of the range facilities, including Scholars Restaurant, which is a professional teaching commercial restaurant and also Visage, the College’s dedicated Hair & Beauty Salon. The Learning Resource Centre has stateof-the-art ICT facilities and has a friendly student focus. There is an on-site shop which is open all day in term time, and also a refectory which is open early every day for breakfast.

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WALFORD CAMPUS The Harris Centre welcomes visitors to the Walford Campus, and is home to our Animal Care Centre with specialist facilities to cater for over 80 different species of animals, including; meerkats, snakes, birds of prey, alpacas, rats, kookaburras and bearded dragons. It is also home to our modern and friendly Learning Resource Centre. We are proud to have a Dairy, a 65-hectare grazing platform supporting a pasture-based autumn calving herd of dairy cows and a flock of Shropshire sheep. Adjacent to our Walford Farm is our Equestrian Centre which comprises a 60m x 30m indoor arena, outdoor school and stabling for up to 32 horses (livery facilities available by arrangement). Walford campus also has high quality residential accommodation so NSC students can live on campus during their studies. The Walford campus supports a large Motor Vehicle centre with three workshops and a new purpose-built Foundation Learning centre and restaurant. Thanks to investment of over £10 million, Walford provides some of the best facilities in the region.

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TIPS FOR FINDING YOUR INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

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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• 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.

• 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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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 which 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 qualifications meet the entry requirements of the course you are considering.

16 – 18 STUDY PROGRAMME Each student aged 16 – 18 years at NSC 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 people’s 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, this might include some work experience.

2 COME TO AN OPEN EVENT This gives you the opportunity to speak directly to course tutors 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 2.

3 GET HELP You can also contact our Student Services Team to speak to someone about how you might progress with NSC. Alternatively, if you are still in school then you can contact your school Careers Advisor.

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ADULT STUDENTS 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 studing as an adult then you can get in touch with our Student Services Team.

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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 to see which level you are at now and identify which level you want to reach in the future.

WHERE ARE YOU NOW? In need of additional help and support with learning Have finished school with few or no formal qualifications

GCSE passes at grade 2 (grade E) and above including Maths & English*

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

HOW WILL YOU PROGRESS?

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Entry Level 1, 2 or 3 Supported Learning Foundation Learning

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

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

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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Employment

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Level 2 NVQ 2 Diploma Intermediate Apprenticeship

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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Employment

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

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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

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Postgraduate Study Employment

Successful initial assessment and interview Enthusiasm and commitment to chosen subject area

Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and 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*

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*Please note entry requirements may vary for some courses.

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CAREERS WEEK WHAT IS CAREERS WEEK? Each year, the College hosts ‘Meet Your Futures day‘ this is held in Careers Week for all students. The event is full of employers, education providers and businesses, so students can find out more information about their future career options. It’s a great way to speak to people working in different industries and will help you to think about careers you might not have considered before.

DID YOU KNOW?

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GRADE Three Distinctions on a Level 3 Extended Diploma are equivalent to three A grades at A Level and carry the equivalent UCAS points

LEARNING LOANS Adults can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover their tuition fees

All 16 –18 year-old students will have a tailor-made study programme for their studies

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TAILOR-MADE DAYS Full-time study is on average three days a week

ADULT STUDENTS College-level, full-time courses where appropriate can be studied by adults

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WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS SAY?

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“It’s a friendly place. I enjoy meeting new people that have similar interests to me and making new friends. I also enjoy learning about subjects that I have a lot of interest in.”

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“I like that the College helps me with my future career. I am getting the qualification I need to get a job after College”

“I like the fact that you have one-to-ones with tutors about your work and progress. The College is good with safeguarding.”

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“I think that the College n o ands- g.” is very good at providing h e h t “I like h to learnin a wide range of different c a o r p p a learning techniques for different people.”

“I ENJOY MY COURSE

“I like that the College is inclusive.”

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“I AM DEVELOPING TH E SKILLS I NEED TO GET A JOB”

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*Stats & Quotes taken from 2019 Student Voice Survey

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SUPPORTING YOU EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION ‘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 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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE We strive to ensure that every student at North Shropshire College is treated fairly regardless of background, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, family circumstances, or the community where they live. They will not be treated any differently from anyone else at the College. It also means that we will not put up with bullying. We will not tolerate anyone who threatens, picks on or isolates another student or a member of staff. College staff are committed to giving all students an equal chance to learn and achieve their goals. There is an on-going programme of action and monitoring, which seeks to identify and eliminate all forms of discrimination, whether intentional or unintentional. The College’s Single Equality Plan can be found on our website: www.nsc.ac.uk/aboutnsc/equality-diversity-safeguarding

SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT NSC 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 safeguarding contacts shown on the page opposite.

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HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT 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 the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults with care and support needs. We take 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 adults with care and support needs 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, neglect and prevention of harm 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 – NSC supports the government’s Prevent Strategy working against terrorism and extremism in all of its forms.

WHO CAN HELP? 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:

BEV JACKSON

ORGANISATION DEPUTY SAFEGUARDING LEAD DDSL SAFEGUARDING LEAD FOR OSWESTRY & WALFORD CAMPUS E: b.jackson@nsc.ac.uk T: 01691 688032 | 01939 262169

MEL WORNELL

ACCOMODATION & WEFARE MANAGER E: m.wornell@nsc.ac.uk T: 01939 262126

VICKY BURROWS

STUDENT SUPPORT HUB OSWESTRY E: v.burrows@nsc.ac.uk T: 01691 688067

JACKIE GLOVER & NIGEL WILLIAMS STUDENT SUPPORT HUB WALFORD

E: j.glover@nsc.ac.uk | n.williams@nsc.ac.uk T: 01939 262177

LORNA RODGERS

FOOTSTEPS NURSERY SAFEGUARDING LEAD E: l.rodgers@nsc.ac.uk T: 01691 688007

CONTACT: NSC-SAFE@HLNSC.AC.UK

PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

NSC also offers a Personal Pastoral Support Service. If you need to talk to someone privately about issues inside or outside of college, we offer a free, confidential mentoring and counselling service. Our pastoral mentors can support you whilst you are in education to: • get through a difficult time in your life • help you deal with unresolved issues • support you with personal safety, child/vulnerable

adult protection or radicalisation issues

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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learn healthy coping skills have a greater understanding of your feelings work through self-confidence issues help you make decisions or resolve conflict.

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

ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN (19+) The Advanced Learner Loan provides support to adult students who are: • Aged 19 – 23 who already have a first full Level 3 qualification • Aged 24 or over, with or without a first full Level 3 qualification

The following information lists financial support available and we recommend contacting the Student Services for further information. Please note that the costs on course pages are for guidance purposes only and should be checked prior to enrolment.

The Advanced Learner Loan enables adult students to access advanced (Level 3) and higher (Level 4) further education courses, with financial support similar to that which is available in higher education for tuition costs, from the Student Loans Company.

Are you aged between 16 and 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, some courses may charge additional course costs to cover equipment, specialist clothing, etc.

This means rather than an individual having to pay for their course upfront they have the option of accessing an FE Loan that they will only start to repay once they have left the course and are earning over £26,575. For the latest details please visit www.gov.uk. For more information or to apply please visit www.nsc.ac.uk or contact: Student Services call 01691 688000 or email info@nsc.ac.uk

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 Student Services on 0800 440228. Please read through the information on this page regarding, the Advanced Learner Loan.

HELP IS AT HAND If you need help to pay for meals, travel and equipment or you are a young parent and need help with childcare, talk to us about the College bursary funds and other financial support that is available, such as: • 16 – 18 Bursary – for help with travel, course • • • • • •

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related expenses, childcare and free meals 19+ Bursary – for help with travel, course related expenses, childcare and course fees Advanced Learner Loan – to cover the cost of your course Advanced Learner Loan Bursary – for help with travel, course related expenses and childcare Education Maintenance Allowance – £30 p/w for Welsh students only Welsh Government Learner Grant – to help cover the cost of course fees for Welsh students 16–18 Guaranteed Student Bursary– £1,200.00 for students who are in care or are a care leaver or if a student claims specific benefits in their own right. (Conditions apply) www.nsc.ac.uk

Advanced Learner Loan

TRANSPORT COSTS Accessing local education and training can often be a challenge for some of our young people due to the high costs of travel. We have decided to offer subsidised travel on all routes for the 20/21 academic year, to enable the young people of North Shropshire to access education and training at their local college. Travel remains free on all routes where students are eligible for an NSC bursary. A new zoning system for passes has been introduced as follows: • Within 4 miles of any NSC campus to be

attended – £350 per academic year • Within 5 – 15 miles of any NSC campus to be attended – £450 per academic year • Over 15 miles from any NSC campus to be attended – £550 per academic year • If students are travelling by service bus, train or own car and are in receipt of any of the NSC bursaries they will be eligible for a refund of travel expenses paid (terms & conditions apply)

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HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT STUDENT SUPPORT SUPPORT FOR YOU

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

When you start college a team of people will support you. Your personal tutors are there to help and ensure you are on track with your course, arrange careers guidance and offer advice with any college queries you may have. The Student Services team and learning mentors can guide and support you with any academic or personal issues you may have, as well as offer advice on student finance or accommodation concerns. If you are a young carer, under 18 and live independently, a care leaver or have looked after child status, you will also get the support of a pastoral mentor.

Walford campus has student accommodation available for students who would find a daily commute very difficult due to distance or specific circumstances. En-suite and shared facility rooms are available and costs can be paid in instalments, they may also be funded by the 16 –18 or 19+ bursaries (terms and conditions apply). Additional fees may apply for students who require residential accommodation to complete early morning or after hours practical duties. For more information contact: info@nsc.ac.uk

We can offer help and support to all students regarding:

ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT (ALS)

• settling into college • balancing your course and your life • tackling barriers to learning (including disability,

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learning difficulties, health issues, behaviour, or mobility support) keeping up with your course work developing a career plan solving a problem or supporting a complaint guide and support issues around bullying or harassment deal with situations where you may feel unsafe housing issues support drug or alcohol problems.

PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICE If you need to talk to someone privately about issues inside or outside of college, we offer a free, confidential mentoring and counselling service. Our pastoral mentors can support you to: • get through a difficult time in your life • help you deal with unresolved issues • support you with personal safety, child • • • •

protection or radicalisation issues learn healthy coping skills have a greater understanding of your feelings work through self-confidence issues help you make decisions or resolve conflict.

CONTACT: NSC-SAFE@HLNSC.AC.UK

Additional Learning Support (ALS) for students with SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities), we want to make sure everyone has the same opportunity to be successful at North Shropshire College. If you need adjustments and support to get the most out of your course, please make sure you highlight your needs on the application and enrolment forms, please discuss your additional needs with your interviewing tutor and ask to speak to student services. The Additional Learning Support team (ALS) in Student Services is available if you need extra help because you have Special Educational Needs or a Disability. You may have an EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plan), a moving on plan or you may have a specific learning difficulty or disability. The support team can meet you, discuss your needs and plan what will work best for you alongside your course team. Our ALS team has experience and understanding of the needs of young people on the autistic spectrum, mental health needs, dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), students with hearing loss, visually-impaired students, mobility difficulties, and a range of other needs, including medical conditions. You will work in partnership with the Student Services team to ensure the support is guided by you, so you have the best possible experience for all students studying with us at NSC. The College SENCo is Bev Jackson please contact her on:

BEV JACKSON

ORGANISATION DEPUTY SAFEGUARDING LEAD DDSL SAFEGUARDING LEAD FOR OSWESTRY & WALFORD CAMPUS E: b.jackson@nsc.ac.uk T: 01691 688032 | 01939 262169

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APPRENTICESHIPS 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 the College’s training provider County Training now offers apprenticeships in almost all industries.

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.

WHAT SUBJECTS ARE AVAILABLE? BUSINESS SKILLS • • • • • • • • •

Business Administration Team Leading Management Customer Service IT Application Specialist IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals Warehouse Operative Senior Warehouse Person

EARLY YEARS • Children & Young

People’s Workforce

• Early Years Educator • Support Teaching &

Learning in Schools

• Residential Childcare

HOSPITALITY • Food Production & Cookery • Professional Cookery

HAIRDRESSING • Hairdressing • Barbering

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE • Adult Care Worker • Lead Adult Care Worker

PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT STUDYING AN APPRENTICESHIP BY CONTACTING THE COLLEGE’S TRAINING PROVIDER COUNTY TRAINING. 0345 678 9023 ENQUIRIES@CTAPPRENTICESHIPS.CO.UK WWW.CTAPPRENTICESHIPS.CO.UK

• Plumbing • Electrical

AGRICULTURE • Agriculture • Agricultural Engineering

MOTOR VEHICLE • Motor Vehicle

HORTICULTURE • Horticulture

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INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIPS

APPROACH AN EMPLOYER DIRECTLY

(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.

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.

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.

HOW LONG IS AN APPRENTICESHIP? The minimum length of an apprenticeship is 12 months, but some apprenticeships will be designed to last two, or more 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 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.

HOW TO FIND AN EMPLOYER & APPLY FOR YOUR APPRENTICSHIP? So you’ve chosen an industry and you think an apprenticeship might be for you. What next? You need an employer and there are a few ways to get one:

CHECK OUR ONLINE VACANIES PAGE A continually updated list of apprenticeship vacancies are available on our website www.ctapprenticeships.co.uk. 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. For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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

CALL COUNTY TRAINING Many businesses contact County Training 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 0345 678 9023 and we can advise you on the next steps, such as sending us your CV and possible interviews.

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 government’s job search site:

www.gov.uk/jobsearch • The Apprenticeship Guide: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk • The National Apprenticeship Service: www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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, 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.

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THINKING ABOUT STUDYING A LEVELS? NSC offers students the opportunity to study an A Level alongside their main qualification to enhance their learning and widen their aspirations. A Levels will be delivered at the Oswestry Campus but are also available to Walford-based students.

STUDY A LEVELS

In the following pages you can find out more information on the subjects available at A Level, as well as which main qualifications they complement. You can discuss your choices with tutors at Open Events or contact the Student Services Team on 01691 688080.

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BIOLOGY A LEVEL COURSE INTRODUCTION Biology is a complex and broad science suited to those with an interest in living organisms, and how they work and interact with their environment. Biology will also appeal to those who enjoy creative thinking and problem solving: a good choice if you are aiming at one of the very competitive leading universities.

COURSE CONTENT This is an exciting and demanding subject that is delivered in an innovative and dynamic way. You will gain an understanding of biological facts and principles – gaining an appreciation of their significance by studying molecules, cells and systems, inheritance, evolution and ecosystems, as well as physiology and the environment. Principles are taught in the context of modern day themes and issues, such as how our actions enhance the antibiotic resistance of bacteria and studying lifestyle factors that increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. The course combines detailed theoretical knowledge with practical research including laboratory work, interpreting data to solve scientific problems and writing in a scientific way. Transferable skills such as data analysis, practical design and problem solving

will be developed. You will also need to understand chemical processes within organisms, so some knowledge of chemistry is also useful.

Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Sports Science and Veterinary Science. Students also frequently choose degree subjects such as Economics and Business Studies.

SUBJECT COMBINATIONS Biology can be taken alongside a range of subjects, but students may choose to combine it with Applied Science, Animal Management, Equine, Sport, Health & Social Care, Psychology or Childcare.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including a Grade 6 (B) in Maths & Science

WHERE WILL MY COURSE LEAD?

• USE OF WELL-EQUIPPED

LABORATORIES • ONE-TO-ONE SUPPORT FROM EXPERIENCED LECTURERS • IT SUPPORT INCLUDING VLE AND SMART BOARDS • IS CONSIDERED A FACILITATING SUBJECT

Biology is considered a facilitating subject and is highly regarded by top universities. Selective universities and employers look for a science A Level as an indication of analytical skills, so this course is a good choice for both science and non-science related degrees. It can lead towards a wide range of university courses including Biochemistry, Conservation, Dentistry, Ecology, Marine Biology, Medicine, Neuroscience,

QUALIFICATION A Level Biology

DURATION Two years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including a Grade 6 (B) in Maths & Science

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £20 additional course cost for this course.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE A LEVEL COURSE INTRODUCTION Are you interested in why certain people speak like they do? Have you ever noticed how speech is influenced by gender or regional location? Do you know what makes a good communicator? Did you know that approximately 25,000 new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary every year? Are you annoyed when your elders complain of teenagers’ “bad” English? English Language allows you a chance to actively engage with everyday language: to understand how it works, evolves and changes, whilst celebrating its diversity.

COURSE CONTENT In addition to studying written language, A Level English Language looks closely at how English works as speech, and at new types of communication such as text messaging or tweeting. English is in a constant state of change, and your course will include a focus on how it has developed in the past, but also how it is developing now. You will study how children’s language develops and how the use of English varies both nationally and globally. You will create your own texts to suit different purposes and

audiences and you will also develop your own language investigations.

SUBJECT COMBINATIONS English goes well with any subjects, but combines particularly well with Media Studies, Drama and other humanities and arts subjects. If you’re thinking of taking English at university, you can study it alongside English Literature.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including English

WHERE WILL MY COURSE LEAD? Language skills are relevant to all academic and vocational subjects. You can go on to take a specialist degree in English Language, Language and Communications or Linguistics, or wider choices such as Law, Drama, Education, History or any of the Social Sciences. Career possibilities for English specialists range from teaching, journalism and publishing to speech and language therapy.

• DEVELOPING LINGUISTIC

SKILLS WILL ENHANCE YOUR WRITING AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR ENTIRE ACADEMIC SUBJECTS • ESSENTIAL GROUNDING FOR NEARLY ALL UNIVERSITY COURSES IN ENGLISH • EXPLORATION OF THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE TODAY WITH OUR PHONES, TABLETS AND COMPUTERS AS WELL AS IN SPEECH AND WRITING • PRACTICAL APPROACH USING RESEARCH AND CREATIVE TASKS TO ILLUMINATE THEORY

QUALIFICATION A Level English Language

DURATION Two years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including English

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £20 additional course cost for this course.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE A LEVEL COURSE INTRODUCTION

SUBJECT COMBINATIONS

Environmental Science is the scientific study of how humans are interacting with our planet, and examining impacts on the biological, physical and chemical cycles of Earth. It covers a broad scope of topics, all extremely relevant to anyone living on our planet and wishing to keep it habitable for the future.

Environmental Science is a highly regarded A Level which counts as a science when applying for universities; it combines well with most other subjects. It would particularly suit students studying Applied Science, Animal Management, Land and Wildlife Management, Agriculture or Biology A Level. It is also ideal for those wanting to study science, but not specialise in just one.

COURSE CONTENT You will study wildlife conservation and ecology, examining the need for, and methods of, protecting natural habitats. The atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere are studied in terms of harmful human influences to vital Earth processes; possible solutions and their efficacy are investigated. For practical investigations we take local trips to carry out ecological fieldwork, such as Elan Valley, the Centre for Alternative Technology and many more destinations. As the course continues we delve further into current important issues such as pollution and energy use in a global context, food production, fishing, forestry and sustainability.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• INTERESTING FIELD

TRIPS, BOTH LOCAL AND FURTHER AFIELD • VARIED, INTERESTING AND EXCITING TEACHING TECHNIQUES, WITH PROJECTS AND PRACTICAL SESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including a Grade 5 (B) in Maths & Science

WHERE WILL MY COURSE LEAD? Environmental Studies provides an ideal base for degrees such as Forestry, Countryside Management, Geography, Geology, other sciences, and teaching. Students may also progress directly into employment or vocational courses; ever evolving legislation and deepening concerns about environmental change mean that there are more careers in environmental management and research. Look at www.environmentaljobs.co.uk

QUALIFICATION A Level Environmental Science

DURATION Two years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including a Grade 5 (B) in Maths & Science

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £20 additional course cost for this course.

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FILM STUDIES A LEVEL COURSE INTRODUCTION Love film? Then A Level Film Studies is the course for you. You will develop your skills of analysis by studying film as an art form and exploring a wide range of films – from art house movies to blockbusters to Bollywood. You will also have the opportunity to put your ideas and skills into practice by making your own short film.

COURSE CONTENT As well as analysing films, including ‘micro analysis’ of short extracts and broader study, you will examine how they are produced, marketed and exhibited to audiences – with particular focus on the role new media technologies have in the industry. The non-exam assessment work will include researched studies and the creation of your own mini-movie. You may choose to work in storyboard or screenplay, as well as using video.

Film Studies and Media Studies are two distinct subject areas and can be studied alongside each other – Media Studies is broader in that it looks at a variety of other creative industries such as music and television.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including English

WHERE WILL MY COURSE LEAD?

• SUPERB FACILITIES,

WITH A NEW MEDIA SUITE • REGULAR FIELD TRIPS RELEVANT TO THE COURSE • CREATIVE COURSEWORK ALLOWS YOU TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN SHORT FILM PROJECTS

This course will provide you with analytical, critical and creative skills that will be useful in just about any subject or career. You may progress to university and study a degree in Film or Media, or use Film Studies as a general entrance qualification relevant to a wide range of art and social science subjects. It can lead to various careers connected to the film industry.

SUBJECT COMBINATIONS Film Studies combines well with any Arts or Media subjects such as Photography A Level, Art and Design, Creative Media Production or Computing.

QUALIFICATION A Level Film Studies

DURATION Two years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including English

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £20 additional course cost for this course.

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MATHEMATICS A LEVEL COURSE INTRODUCTION

SUBJECT COMBINATIONS

In studying A Level Mathematics, you will demonstrate your core intelligence, a logical mind and excellent problemsolving skills. Mathematics builds on some of the concepts met in GCSE Maths and develops skills in algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and as the course advances, calculus and vectors.

Mathematics combines well with any other subject, particularly the Sciences, Social Sciences, Business and Computer Science.

COURSE CONTENT Mathematics will teach you to argue logically and to present your solutions clearly and precisely. You will learn to confidently apply a wide range of pure maths techniques such as calculus. Also, you will learn how to apply these techniques to model a range of practical situations. Success in pure maths depends on the competent use of algebra, so algebraic skills are developed throughout the course. In the new A Level, the pure maths content is combined with both statistics and mechanics. You will develop skills in data analysis to support this.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including a Grade 7 (A) in Maths

WHERE WILL MY COURSE LEAD? Mathematics is clearly a requirement for anyone considering taking a degree course in Mathematics, Engineering, Computing and for most theoretical science courses. It is a highly valued subject and may lead to a variety of careers including accounting, business, computing, banking and engineering. Good mathematicians are in short supply and keenly sought after.

• MATHEMATICS DEVELOPS

YOUR SKILLS IN ANALYSIS AND CHALLENGES YOU TO THINK RIGOROUSLY • MATHEMATICS TRAINS YOU TO IDENTIFY THE IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF ANY PROBLEM AND TO WORK LOGICALLY TO FIND A SOLUTION • SKILLS ARE TRANSFERABLE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM AND THUS MATHEMATICS IS A HIGHLY RESPECTED QUALIFICATION IN MANY FIELDS

QUALIFICATION A Level Mathematics

DURATION Two years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including a Grade 7 (A) in Maths

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £20 additional course cost for this course.

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PSYCHOLOGY A LEVEL COURSE INTRODUCTION

SUBJECT COMBINATIONS

Psychology is the science of the mind. It looks at how individuals think, what they do and the way they are affected by their biological make-up and the wider social group. It requires a broad range of skills including good written communication skills, a retentive memory and analysis of research methods, studies and theories.

Psychology works well with any of the Sciences, Social Sciences or the Arts, such as Media, Art and Design, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Sport, Applied Science or A Level Biology. If you are thinking about becoming a psychologist you may consider doing some relevant volunteer work alongside your academic studies; this will enhance both university and job applications.

COURSE CONTENT You will study how people interact, change and develop, how we think, how the nervous system works, how we differ from animals and how we decide what is normal. You will gain an insight into the workings of the human brain and explore a range of psychological explanations of behaviour. Key topics include: Cognitive Psychology (memory), Developmental Psychology (attachment), Research Methods, Biological Psychology (stress), Social Psychology (how we are influenced by others) and Individual Differences (mental health). As you discover how others think, you’ll also be gaining an insight into your own psyche and behavioural traits, which is a valuable asset in both your personal and working life. Voluntary work is recommended if you wish to pursue psychology as a degree and/or career.

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Clinical Psychology Counselling Psychology Educational Psychology Forensic Psychology Health Psychology Occupational Psychology Sport Psychology Teaching and Research

The course is of value for anyone considering a career involving people.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including a Grade 6 (B) in English, Maths & Science

WHERE WILL MY COURSE LEAD? A Level Psychology will open the door for further study at degree level where you can gain access to courses such as Social Science, Criminology, Health Studies, Neuroscience or further study in Psychology. The opportunities in the job market are wide ranging. Graduates in Psychology are able to take further training and pursue careers in:

• PSYCHOLOGY PROVIDES

MANY TRANSFERABLE SKILLS – CONFLICT RESOLUTION, ENHANCED UNDERSTANDING OF OTHERS AND SELF, AND IMPROVED COMMUNICATION SKILLS • HIGH PROPORTION OF STUDENTS GO ON TO STUDY A RELATED DEGREE AT UNIVERSITY

QUALIFICATION A Level Psychology

DURATION Two years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including a Grade 6 (B) in English, Maths & Science

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £20 additional course cost for this course.

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COUNTY TRAINING TRAINEESHIPS COURSE INTRODUCTION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Traineeships are for 16-24 year olds, offering a structured work placement with an employer lasting between 6 weeks and 6 months. The placement is unpaid, however you could receive money towards travel costs. The content will be related to your individual needs in order for you to develop the skills for employment. A traineeship gives you the opportunity to demonstrate that you are an asset to a business and provides you with a reference to use when applying for jobs in the future.

• A keyworker will discuss your previous achievements levels at interview. • The interview discussion will take place to provide advice and guidance in addition to assessing your suitability for the course.

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • Work preparation training. This ensures that you are ready and have the confidence to take the first step in your career, such as an apprenticeship. • English and maths support to provide you with the literacy and numeracy skills needed for the workplace. • A meaningful work experience placement which provides insight and experience in the world of work. Assessment is through written and practical centre marked assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

PROGRESSION At the end of your traineeship you will undertake an exit interview and receive a reference for use when applying for employment or apprenticeships in future. County Training can continue to support you with securing an apprenticeship or employment with another company. Study options may include: • Apprenticeship or Traineeship • Further Education Employment options may include: • Employment

A TRAINEESHIP IS A GREAT WAY TO PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER. IT WILL GIVE YOU THE VITAL WORK EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO SECURE EMPLOYMENT, GIVING YOU THE EDGE OVER OTHERS WHEN APPLYING FOR APPRENTICESHIPS OR JOBS

COURSE COSTS There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

WHAT TRAINEESHIPS ARE AVAILABLE? County training offer traineeships in a range of areas to suit your career aspirations and interests. A keyworker will discuss your career goals with you and support you in finding a relevant placement with an employer.

QUALIFICATION C&G certificate in Employability Skills

DURATION Up to 6 months

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS No formal entry qualifications are required

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COUNTY TRAINING 16-18 ADVANCE COURSE COURSE INTRODUCTION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is based around developing your employability skills to support you in progressing into employment or further education. You will study a qualification in Employability skills, alongside your maths and English. In addition to this, you will have a keyworker who will support you in finding a suitable work experience placement for the duration of your course. The course content is individualised and based on the goals that you want to achieve.

• Five GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or a suitable Entry Level qualification • A keyworker will discuss your previous achievements levels at interview. • The interview discussion will take place to provide advice and guidance in addition to assessing your suitability for the course.

County Training has bases at various locations across Shropshire, including Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Telford, Hereford and Ludlow. It is likely that your course will be at your nearest base.

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • • • • • • • •

Teamwork Communication Enrichment Confidence building Vocational tasters CV writing Job search skills Personal presentation

Assessment is through written and practical centre marked assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

PROGRESSION Your keyworker will work closely with you throughout the year to discuss and support you with opportunities for progression into employment, apprenticeships, or further education courses.

A ONE-YEAR COURSE DESIGNED TO HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD AND PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Study options may include: • Apprenticeship or Traineeship • Further Education Employment options may include: • Employment

COURSE COSTS There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with courserelated costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

QUALIFICATION C&G certificate in Employability Skills

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or a suitable Entry Level qualification

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Applied Science Level 3

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Art & Design Level 3

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Beauty Therapy Level 2

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Business Level 2

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Business Level 3

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Catering - Professional Cookery Level 1

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Catering - Professional Cookery Level 2

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Catering - Professional Cookery Level 3

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Childcare - Early Years Education & Care Level 3

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Creative Digital Media Production Level 3

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Electrical Installation Level 1

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Electrical Installation Level 2

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Electrical Installation Level 3

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Hair & Beauty Level 1

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Hairdressing Level 2

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Hairdressing & Barbering Level 2

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Hairdressing & Barbering Level 3

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Health, Social Care & Childhood Studies Level 2

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Health & Social Care Level 3

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Plumbing Level 1

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Plumbing Level 2

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Plumbing Level 3

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Public Services Level 3

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Spa Therapy Level 3

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Sport Level 2

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Sport Level 3

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Sport - TNS Football Scholarship Level 2

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This course offers an alternative Level 3 route to A Levels and BTEC for those who want to progress to higher education but do not have sufficient or suitable qualifications. 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 receive 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 relatively family friendly.

Students can progress to a wide range of degree courses depending on their chosen subject area:

COURSE CONTENT Depending on the subject area chosen, you will study modules in Health Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, English Literature, History, Psychology, Sociology and Law. Assessment is continuous with a range of assignment methods including essays, reports, presentations, projects and practical work. There will also be some in-class open book and closed book examinations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • GCSE grade 4 (C) or higher

in English, maths & science. • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • For some vocational degrees there will be an expectation of work experience in a relevant area • The motivation and determination to succeed on an intensive programme

Health: • Nursing • Midwifery • Paramedicine • Occupational Therapy Social Science & Humanities: • Social Work • Primary Teaching • Youth Studies • English • Creative Writing and History Science • Radiography • Biomedicine • Environmental Sciences • Forensic Sciences

THIS IS A LIFE CHANGING, ACADEMIC PREPARATORY COURSE FOR PROGRESSION TO UNIVERSITY-LEVEL STUDY

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional Fees for all students • Additional course costs £300

QUALIFICATION You can study an Access to HE Diploma in one of the following: • Health Professional • Science • Social Science & Humanities • Social Sciences & Law

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSE grade 4 (C) or higher in English, maths & science.

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £300 additional cost for this course

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APPLIED SCIENCE LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION This course develops your understanding of scientific theory and skills, coupled with experimental techniques that help you to be successful in either employment or at university. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to perform a variety of biology and chemistry experimental work as well as learning how to work safely within a laboratory environment, using maths and statistics to analyse experimental data. Optional units include looking at the use of radiation in diagnostic testing or the collection and analysis of forensic evidence from crime scenes. Many of our past students have successfully gone on to study a wide range of science degrees at university from biomedical science to midwifery or secured apprenticeships in local scientific laboratories.

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • • • • • •

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: • Higher National Certificate/ Diploma in Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry • A range of university degrees, including nursing, midwifery, forensic science and others Employment options may include: • Laboratory technician • Crime scene analyst

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Health & Social Care

Genetics & Genetic Engineering Applications of Organic Chemistry Contemporary Issues in Science Biomedical Science Medical Physics Applications Forensic Evidence, Collection & Analysis

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. You will sit one examination each year, with the rest of the course being assessed via practical work and coursework. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or

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COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more Additional Fees for all students • Additional course costs £50

EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVELS, THIS COURSE WILL GIVE YOU THE KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND SKILLS YOU NEED FOR PROGRESSING ON TO A SCIENCE–BASED DEGREE OR STARTING A CAREER IN A RANGE OF SCIENTIFIC FIELDS, INCLUDING BIOMEDICAL, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OR FORENSIC ANALYSIS QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £50 additional cost for this course

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ART & DESIGN LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION This programme provides you with the necessary expertise and skills to enter higher education. It also allows you to develop your own creativity, as well as preparing for a career in the creative industries. The programme is suitable if you are progressing from a relevant Level 2 course or from suitable GCSEs. Throughout the programme you will explore the techniques and materials of areas that you may not have studied before. Each student’s creativity is nurtured and encouraged in a supportive environment and you will be tutored by practising artists and designers. As you develop your portfolio of work, you will also benefit from specialist facilities, in purpose-built studios and workshops.

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • Visual Recording & Communication • Materials, Techniques & Processes

in Art & Design • Studio Photography • Non-Digital Photographic Techniques • Graphics Materials, Techniques & Processes Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. You will complete two externally marked pieces of work each year, with the rest of the course being assessed by your tutor via practical work and coursework. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or

above, (including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 in Art & Design

• You will need to complete an

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: • A range of university degrees, including art and design, product design, marketing. Employment options may include: • Apprenticeships in a range of art-related fields

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YOU WILL BE TRAINED IN THE LATEST TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS, COVERING A RANGE OF NEW PROCESSES AND CRITIQUING THE WORK OF OTHERS

• Creative Digital Media Production

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COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more Additional Fees for all students • Additional course costs £20

QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art & Design

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 in Art & Design

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £20 additional cost for this course

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CELEBRATE YOUR CREATIVITY The end of year exhibition is an opportunity for all students to display their work. It’s not only a component of the course, but also a celebration of the individual student creativity and talent which can be shared with an invited audience. Students are demonstrating skills such as photography, computer-aided graphics, and working with mixed media for both 2D and 3D projects. Students have also had the opportunity to pursue their personal interest in textiles, ceramics and fine art. The students not only exhibit their work at the end of term, they also have a portfolio which can support their application to universities or employment.

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BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

Training is undertaken in salons which are fully-equipped with the latest industry products and equipment. You will experience working in a professional industry environment, with genuine customers and you will combine this with relevant theory and practical learning. There is an option to study additional certificates to the Level 2 qualification and also to be involved in the College’s Hair and Beauty Show. This course will prepare you for a career in beauty therapy, which offers 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.

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

COURSE CONTENT Units you will cover include: • • • • • • • • •

Facials Eye treatments Manicure Pedicure Waxing Make up Health & Safety Communication Customer Service

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Two GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above • You will need to complete an

interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Study options may include: • Level 3 Spa Therapy • Level 2 Hairdressing Employment options may include: • Spa/Salon • Cruise Liner • Mobile Therapist • Salon Owner • Sales & Distribution

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Hairdressing Level 2 (Page 46)

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS A PASSION FOR BEAUTY THERAPY AND HIGH STANDARDS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE. IT IS PROFESSIONAL AND CLIENT-FOCUSED WHERE YOU CAN LEARN THE LATEST SKILLS IN SKIN, NAIL AND BEAUTY CARE

Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) • Tuition Fee £945 • Registration/Exam Fee £90 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £190 • Beauty equipment kit £179 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £55

QUALIFICATION VTCT Level 2 Beauty Therapy

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Two GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £424 additional cost for this course

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BUSINESS LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION This is a practical, work-related course that will teach you about business, customer relations and financial control. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will introduce you to various areas of employment and provide you with a good basis to progress to a more advanced work-related qualification. You will develop practical skills and a theoretical understanding of the world of business, whilst having a chance to explore career opportunities within this vast world. It is vocationally based and you will study units in Marketing, Law, Management, Administration, Finance and Human Resources.

• You will need to complete an

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 Business • Level 3 in Criminology & Law Employment options may include: • Starting your own business • Apprenticeships in a range of

fields, including management

COURSE CONTENT

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Topics you will cover include:

• Apprenticeships in Business

• Personal & Business Finance

COURSE COSTS

• • • • • •

including Bookkeeping Working in Business Teams & Team Leading Business Support or Administration Personal Selling Running Businesses Online Enterprise & Business Start-up Retail

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work being completed throughout the year. You will help to plan, run and assess two events during your course. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Five GCSEs at grade 2 (E)

or above, (including Maths and English)

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Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs, and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees.

AN INTERESTING AND WIDE-RANGING SUBJECT, YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT BUSINESS, CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONTROL. YOU WILL LEARN BY COMPLETING PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTS THAT ARE BASED ON REALISTIC WORKPLACE SITUATIONS, ACTIVITIES AND DEMANDS

QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business

Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £135

DURATION

Additional Fees for all students • Additional course costs £35

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Two Years

Five GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above, (including Maths and English)

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £35 additional cost for this course

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BUSINESS LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This course is designed to appeal to students interested in a career in business and those who already have experience in the workplace. You will develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of the world of business, whilst having a chance to explore career opportunities within this broad industry. It is vocationally based and you will study units in Marketing, Law, Management, Administration, Finance and Human Resources. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of business and corporate social responsibility as well as your group work, IT and presentation skills.

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • A range of university degrees, including art and design, product design, marketing Employment options may include: • Starting your own business • Apprenticeships in a range of fields, including management

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • IT - Computing Level 3 (Page 51)

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • • • •

Introduction to Marketing Managing a Business Event Business Project Management Human Resource Management in Business • Visual Merchandising in Retail • Starting a Small Business Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work being completed throughout the year. You will help to plan, run and assess two events during your course. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above,

(including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. You will need formal wear for certain events. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more Additional Fees for all students • Additional course costs £35

EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVELS, THIS COURSE PROVIDES THE KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND SKILLS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PROGRESS TO UNIVERSITY OR ARE LOOKING FOR A CAREER AS A BUSINESS DECISION MAKER

QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £35 additional cost for this course

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CATERING - PROFESSIONAL COOKERY LEVEL 1 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This course will provide you with an introductory pathway for further study on the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, an apprenticeship or entering into employment. The qualification covers all aspects of basic cooking methods, an introduction to the catering industry, food safety and health and safety. You will learn to work as part of a team in the College’s excellent industry standard kitchen and restaurant, and carry out a period of industry work experience. During the course there will be the opportunity to take part in annual events and competitions which will enable you to gain valuable experience.

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery • Level 2 Apprenticeship Employment options may include: • Commis chef • Food and beverage personnel • Event catering

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Catering - Professional Cookery

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • Introduction to Employability in

the Catering & Hospitality Industry • Food Safety in Catering • Health & Safety Awareness in Catering • Prepare & Cook a Variety of Food Assessment is by practical tasks on a continuous basis and industry related assignments, projects and written assessments, which are assessed through internal and external assessment papers. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • GCSEs at grade 2 (E)

or above, (including Maths and English) • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Level 2 (Page 37) • Apprenticeships in Professional Cookery

COURSE COSTS

THIS IS AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE COVERING THE BASIC ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF PROFESSIONAL COOKERY TO ENABLE YOU TO DEVELOP A CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL CHEF

Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £220 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £80

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above, (including Maths and English)

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £300 additional cost for this course

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CATERING - PROFESSIONAL COOKERY LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This qualification covers all aspects of professional cookery from developing your preparation, cooking and presentation skills to working in the College’s industry-standard training kitchen and restaurant. You will have the opportunity to cater for annual events, enter competitions and take part in industry visits, all of which will enable you to understand the expectations of a future employer. As your skills develop, so will your employability, and you will be more eligible for part-time job opportunities, further increasing your experience, knowledge and future employability.

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

COURSE CONTENT

Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery Employment options may include: • Commis chef/chef de partie • Food & beverage personnel • Event catering

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Apprenticeship in

Hospitality & Catering Services • Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery

Topics you will cover include: • Catering Operations, Costs & Menu

Planning • Prepare & Cook a Variety of Foods • Produce Hot & Cold Desserts & Puddings • Developing Skills for Employment in the Catering & Hospitality Industry Assessment is by continuous observed industry related practical tasks as well as assignments, projects and written assessments, which are assessed through internal and external assessment papers. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or

above, (including Maths and English) or completion of a Level 1 related qualification • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

EXPAND YOUR SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE WITHIN THE WORLD OF CONTEMPORARY PROFESSIONAL COOKERY WHILST DEVELOPING YOUR CREATIVE ABILITY AND ENABLING YOU TO PROGRESS YOUR CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL CHEF

Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £220 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £80

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, (including Maths and English) or completion of a Level 1 related qualification

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £300 additional cost for this course

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REACH YOUR POTENTIAL Catering students enjoyed a trip to the Welsh Culinary Championships last year to test their cooking skills and impress competition judges with their talents. The students thoroughly captivated the judges with their skills and came away from the competition with two certificates of merits, four silver medals and a ‘Best in Class’ award for culinary vegetable cuts. Sharon Cooper, Curriculum Area Manager for Commercial Services commented, “We are delighted with the results achieved by the students at the Championships. It’s a credit to their hard work and also to the members of staff that support them.”

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CATERING - PROFESSIONAL COOKERY LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course will develop and advance your skills and expand your knowledge to help you develop a successful career in the hospitality industry. You will develop your preparation, cooking and creative presentation skills working in the College’s industry-standard kitchen and restaurant. You will have the opportunity to cater for annual events, enter national competitions and industry visits will enable you to understand the expectations of a future employer. This will broaden your experience of the industry and open up opportunities for you to carve your own career as a professional chef.

• Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • Prepare & cook a range • •

• •

of complex dishes Contribute to the development of recipes and menus Maintain the health, hygiene, safety & security of the working environment Maintain food safety when preparing, storing & cooking food. Advanced skills and techniques using a broad range of food commodities ranging from meat, poultry, fish, patisserie and vegetarian dishes.

Assessment is by observed practical tasks on a continuous basis and industry related assignments, projects and written assessments, which are assessed through internal and external assessment papers. You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence of your skills. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

above, (including Maths and English) or completion of a Level 2 related qualification • You will need to complete an 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: • Specialist advanced cookery courses such as patisserie Employment options may include: • Senior chef de partie • Junior sous chef • Head chef

FOCUS AND REFINE YOUR CREATIVE COOKING SKILLS TO ENABLE YOU TO DEVELOP YOUR CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL CHEF

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £220 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £80

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or completion of a Level 2 related qualification

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £300 additional cost for this course

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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CHILDCARE - EARLY YEARS EDUCATION & CARE

LEVEL 3

COURSE INTRODUCTION This course prepares you to work in childcare or education related careers. It provides you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required for working with children from birth to five years old. You will also meet the skills and competency range required to achieve ‘early year’s educator’ status. You will be required to complete 750 hours of work placement over two years and must cover the following age ranges: • 0 – 1 year & 11 months • 2 – 2 years & 11 months • 3 – 5 years

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • Child Development from Conception • • • • •

to Seven Years Children’s Health & Well-being Play & Learning Understanding Children’s Additional Needs Supporting Emergent Literacy Providing Safe Environments for Children

The CACHE Diploma consists of 13 taught units and one practical placement unit which are delivered over two years. Units 1 – 7 are delivered as part of the Certificate in the first year, and units 9 – 14 and 16 are delivered as part of the Diploma in the second year: Units 1 – 14 will be assessed with written assessments which are graded A* – D. Unit 16 is assessed in placement through observation and work products and there are two externally set controlled assessments (one in each year). All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above,

(including Maths and English) it would be beneficial to have

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completed work experience or a voluntary placement with children aged 0 to 5 years. • You will need to complete an 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: • Foundation Degree in Early Years • Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care • Further training towards becoming a full-qualified nurse • Primary Education with QTS Employment options may include:

DEVELOP YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO WORK IN AN EARLY YEARS SETTING AS WELL AS GAINING A QUALIFICATION TO PROGRESS ONTO FURTHER COURSES RELATING TO EARLY YEARS EDUCATION AND CARE

• Supervisory role (within a work

setting after appropriate experience) • Level 3 Teaching Assistant • Private Nanny (home or abroad) • Children’s Holiday Co-ordinator

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £100 for each year • You will be expected to buy your own personal equipment £20

QUALIFICATION NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) it would be beneficial to have completed work experience or a voluntary placement with children aged 0 to 5 years.

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £120 additional cost for this course

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CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Exploring both the practical and theoretical aspects of creative media, you will be utilising professional hardware and software, including our state-of-the-art DSLR cameras and our brand new Apple Mac suite with all of the latest Adobe applications, including; Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop. These resources prepare you for the level of professional equipment and standards you will encounter in the film industry.

• Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above,

You will take an in-depth look at the requirements to get into the media industry, while also taking part in a variety of field trips to industry related areas. Instead of focusing on one aspect of the industry, we will look at the creative sector as a whole including, graphic design, film making, game design, web design and many more. This course is ideal for both school leavers and mature students who are interested in creative media production, and who would like to prepare for a higher education qualification in this exciting field. Your tutors are fully active in the creative industry, ranging from cinematographers to BBC staff, ensuring you encounter the very latest practices.

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • • • • •

Film & Video Production Advertising Production Digital Games Production Factual Production Working in The Creative Industry

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

(including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in Level 2 Media • You will need to complete an 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: • Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Creative Media Employment options may include: • Camera operator • Game designer • Broadcast technician • Photographers/journalist

EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVELS, THIS COURSE WILL GIVE YOU THE SKILLS YOU NEED FOR A CAREER IN THE CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING FILM, GRAPHIC DESIGN AND GAMING

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • IT - Computing Level 3 (Page 51)

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £160

QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in Level 2 Media

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £160 additional cost for this course

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION LEVEL 1 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This course will provide you with an introduction to electrical installation and the core skills and knowledge you will require to progress onto becoming a qualified electrician. You will spend 70% of your time working hands-on in the electrical workshop, developing practical skills and techniques required to enable you to progress to a career as a qualified electrician. The remaining 30% of the course will be spent covering essential theoretical aspects, underpinning your developing skills in areas such as electrical science and technology.

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

COURSE CONTENT

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Topics you will cover include:

• Plumbing Level 1 (Page 52)

• Structure of the Construction Industry • Electrical Installation Wiring

COURSE COSTS

& Terminations • Fabrication Techniques for Electrical Installation • Electrical Science & Technology

Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

Assessment is through written and practical centre marked assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 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 • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation Employment options may include: • Electricians mate • Employment with an

electrical contractor

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME AN ELECTRICIAN? THIS COURSE WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP CORE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO ENABLE YOU TO PROGRESS TOWARDS BECOMING A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN

Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £130 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installations

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS No formal entry qualifications are required

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £180 additional cost for this course

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This qualification allows you to gain the knowledge and specialist craft skills of electrical installation in a 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. You will spend 70% of your time working hands-on in the electrical workshop, developing practical skills and techniques required to enable you to progress to a career as a qualified electrician. The remaining 30% of the course will be spent covering essential theoretical aspects underpinning your developing skills in areas such as electrical science and technology.

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation • Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation Employment options may include: • White goods maintenance and repair • Employment with an electrical contractor

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Plumbing Level 2 (Page 53)

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE COSTS

Topics you will cover include:

Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

• Health & Safety in Building

Services Engineering • Electrical Installations Technology • Principles of Electrical Science • Practical Electrical Workshop Tasks Assessment is through written and practical centre marked assessments and online examinations. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £260 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

• Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C)

or above, (including Maths and English) or completion of Level 1 Electrical Diploma • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £150

GAIN AN INDUSTRY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION IN ELECTRICAL SCIENCE, INSTALLATION AND TECHNOLOGY, PERFECT FOR THOSE WISHING TO PROGRESS TO LEVEL 3 AND GAINING QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN STATUS

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or completion of Level 1 Electrical Diploma

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £390 additional cost for this course

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This course continues from the Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation. 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. The qualification also covers integral health and safety in some of the units.

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

COURSE CONTENT Units you will cover include: • • • • •

Electrical Installation Design Environmental Technology Systems Science and 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, multi-choice and written examinations with final practical assessment. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Study options may include: • Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation • Level 3 C&G NVQ in Electro-technical Services • 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) Employment options may include: • Electrical contractor • Employment with the main utility companies • Self-employed • Site management

LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

You will gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to your chosen apprenticeship and job role in the workplace, including: • Routine Vehicle Maintenance • Engine Units & Components • Electrical Auxiliary Units & Components • Chassis & Transmission Units & Components • Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults • Light Vehicle Faults Transmission System, Engine and Chassis System Faults

DURATION & 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. For more information about Apprenticeships turn to page 16.

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more.

• Completion of a Level 2

Diploma in Electrical Installation • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £260 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of a Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £310 additional cost for this course

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HAIR & BEAUTY LEVEL 1 COURSE INTRODUCTION We have 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 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.

COURSE CONTENT

• You will need to demonstrate an

enthusiasm for this subject area

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 Beauty Therapy • Level 2 Hairdressing Employment options may include: • Spa/Salon • Cruise Liner • Mobile Therapist • Salon Owner • Sales and Distribution

Units you will cover include: • Introduction to the • • • • • • • • •

Hair and Beauty Sector Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon Hand Care Skin care Basic Make-up Application Shampooing & Conditioning Blow Dry Health & Safety Communication Customer Service

Assessment is through written and practical centre marked assessments and online examinations. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 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 and attendance at a taster day

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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LEARNING IN THE COLLEGE’S INDUSTRY-STANDARD SALON YOU WILL DEVELOP THE ESSENTIAL BASIC SKILLS TO DISCOVER YOUR CAREER IN THE HAIR AND BEAUTY SECTOR

• Beauty Therapy Level 2 (Page 33) • Hairdressing Level 2 (Page 46)

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees.

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

Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £167

DURATION

Additional costs for all students • Level 1 Hairdressing costs £130 • Level 1 Beauty costs £190 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

One Year

No formal entry qualifications are required

ADDITIONAL COSTS Hairdressing Level 1 has a £180 additional cost / Beauty Level 1 has a £240 additional cost

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HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

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, you will be provided with an excellent learning environment for hairdressing.

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

COURSE CONTENT

• • • • •

Units you will cover include: • • • • • • • •

Health & Safety Communication Customer Service/Reception Style & Finish Hair Set & Dress Hair Barbering Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair & Scalp • Change Hair Colour Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Two GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above • You will need to complete an

interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Study options may include: • Level 3 Hairdressing & Barbering • Level 2 Beauty Therapy Employment options may include: Salon Cruise Liner Mobile stylist Salon Owner Sales and Distribution

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Hairdressing & Barbering

Level 2 (Page 47)

IF YOU ENJOY MEETING PEOPLE AND HAVE A CONFIDENT AND OUTGOING PERSONALITY THEN STUDYING HAIRDRESSING IS AN EXCELLENT CHOICE

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £105 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £130 • Hairdressing Equipment Kit £220 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Two GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £400 additional cost for this course

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HAIRDRESSING & BARBERING LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

You will be trained in men’s different hair techniques and work on external clients to gain real life barbering experience, which provides a great opportunity to build confidence and skills. Students who are 16 – 18 years of age will be required to study maths and English as part of this study programme.

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

COURSE CONTENT Units you will cover include: • Health & Safety • • • • • • • •

Communication Barbering Techniques Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair & Scalp Cut Facial Hair to Shape Using Basic Techniques Dry & Finish Men’s Hair Create Basic Outlines & Detailing in Hair Assist with Shaving Services

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Two GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above • All applicants will undergo an initial

assessment in literacy and numeracy • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Study options may include: • Level 3 Hairdressing & Barbering Employment options may include: • Barbers • Mobile Barber • Salon Owner • Sales and Distribution

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Hairdressing Level 2 (Page 46)

COURSE COSTS

THIS QUALIFICATION HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO PREPARE YOU FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A BARBER

Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £105 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £130 • Hairdressing Equipment Kit £220 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing & Babering

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Two GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £400 additional cost for this course

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HAIRDRESSING & BARBERING LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

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. Whilst benefitting from the extra enrichment of industry workshops, guest speakers and industry trips, you will also be involved with local and national competitions.

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

COURSE CONTENT Units you will cover include: • • • • • • •

Health & Safety Communication Customer Service Long Hair Styling Barbering Style & Finish Hair Colour correction

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Level 2 in Hairdressing &

Barbering or equivalent • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Study options may include: • Advanced Hairdressing Techniques • Level 2 Beauty Therapy Employment options may include: Salon Cruise Liner Mobile stylist Salon Owner Sales and Distribution

• • • • •

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Spa Therapy Level 3 (Page 58)

IF YOU ENJOY MEETING PEOPLE AND HAVE A CONFIDENT AND OUTGOING PERSONALITY THEN STUDYING HAIRDRESSING IS AN EXCELLENT CHOICE

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £130 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing & Barbering

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Level 2 in Hairdressing & Barbering or equivalent

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £180 additional cost for this course

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HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE & CHILDHOOD STUDIES

LEVEL 2

COURSE INTRODUCTION

PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

This one-year course will give you a chance to experience both childcare and health and social care, providing you with information to help you decide on your future educational or career path. You will develop knowledge and understanding of child development of children from birth to five years old. In addition to this, you will gain knowledge of the health and social care sector and growth and development through the life stages.

It would be beneficial to complete approx. 200 hours of work placement experience over one year (one day per week) and these could ideally be split across these vocational areas:

PROGRESSION

COURSE CONTENT

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

• Nursery • Primary School • Residential care home

Topics you will cover include: • An Introduction to Working with • • • •

Children aged 0 – 5 years Development & well-being 0 – 5 years An Introduction to the Health & Social Care Sector Professional Practice & the Health & Social Care Practitioner Human Growth & Development Through the Life Stages

Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Childcare - Early Years Education & Care • Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care Employment options may include: • Nursery assistant • Classroom assistant • Pre-school assistant • Care worker

Assessment consists of assignments which are graded pass, merit or distinction, practical projects and work placement-based observations. You will also complete controlled assessments as part of the course. All fulltime students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, see page 8 for more details.

COURSE COSTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

• Four GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above • You will need to complete an

interview and initial assessment • You will need to complete a Clear Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

THIS COURSE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE CHILDCARE AND HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SECTOR

Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £185 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £80 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £20

QUALIFICATION CACHE Level 2 Technical Awards in Health and Social Care and Child Development and Care

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £100 additional cost for this course

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This course prepares you to work in care and/or health related careers. It provides the knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a caring environment, and gives the opportunity for care workers to gain a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally specific qualification. In addition the course provides the opportunity for progression to university to study professional courses such as nursing, midwifery, social work, residential care management, and housing and probation service. You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

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

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • Human Lifespan Developments • Working in Health & Social Care • Anatomy & Physiology

for Health & Social Care • Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs • Promoting Public Health • Work Experience in Health & Social Care In addition, five specialist units will be studied. Work experience is also an important feature of this course and a minimum of 200 hours relevant vocational practice is built into the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above,

(including Maths and English) it would be beneficial to have completed work experience or a voluntary placement with children aged 0 to 5 years • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Study options may include: • Foundation Degrees in: - Health & Social Care - Mental Health - Counselling - Learning Disability - Early Years • Higher Education in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work or Paramedic Sciences Employment options may include: • Nursing/midwifery • Occupational therapy • Social care • Teaching/childcare

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DEVELOP YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO WORK IN A RANGE OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS AS WELL AS WIDEN YOUR PRACTICAL SKILLS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT YOU INTO HIGHER EDUCATION OR EMPLOYMENT

• Health, Social Care & Childhood

Studies Level 2 (Page 49)

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £100

QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) it would be beneficial to have completed work experience or a voluntary placement with children aged 0 to 5 years.

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £100 additional cost for this course

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IT - COMPUTING LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This advanced level vocational course involves theoretical and practical study of both computer and IT related topics. Previous students have progressed to university 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 within our dedicated IT lab for you to install, test and maintain computer systems. You will learn key theories and skills and then 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.

• Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C)

or above, (including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information Technology • You will need to complete an 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: • Degrees in Computing, Computer Science, Informatics and others Employment options may include: • IT Technician • Apprenticeships in a range of IT related fields

EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVELS, THIS IS THE LATEST STUDY OF CURRENT CYBER SECURITY, GAMES DEVELOPMENT, NETWORKING AND HARDWARE

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Creative Digital Media Production

COURSE CONTENT

Level 3 (Page 41) • Applied Science Level 3 (Page 29)

Topics you will cover include: • Using Social Media in Business • Website Development • Cyber Security and

Incident Management • Cloud Storage and Collaboration Tools • IT Project Management • Computer Games Development Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. You will sit one examination each year, with the rest of the course being assessed via practical work and coursework. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £160

QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information Technology

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £160 additional cost for this course

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PLUMBING LEVEL 1 COURSE INTRODUCTION You will be learning basic skills, knowledge and will be supervised as you undertake various practical and knowledge-based activities. You will need to gain a total of 44 credits overall from a selection of subjects, typically these may include: Copper Pipework, Plastic Pipework, Ground Maintenance, Installation Repair and Maintenance of Plumbing Systems. You will be learning the basics of plumbing in our excellent facilities taught by qualified teachers who have an extensive background in the industry.

COURSE CONTENT Units you will cover include: • Induction into the • • • •

Construction Industry Health & Safety in the Workplace Environmental Sustainability Above Ground Drainage Insulation, Repair and Maintenance Pipework & Fittings

Assessment is through written and practical centre marked assessments. Each subject is assessed with a practical task to show you are competent. Each practical task is completed within a set time limit and you will have plenty of opportunity to practice before being entered for any assessment. All students will also have to pass nine paper examinations throughout the year. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 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 • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing • Apprenticeship in Plumbing Employment options may include: • Apprentice plumber • Plumber’s mate

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Electrical Installation

Level 1 (Page 42)

COURSE COSTS

THIS INTRODUCTORY QUALIFICATION IS FOR BEGINNERS WANTING TO ENTER THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY. IT GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO PICK UP SOME CORE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE BEFORE YOU PROGRESS ON TO OUR LEVEL 2 PLUMBING COURSE

Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £210 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS No formal entry qualifications are required

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £260 additional cost for this course

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PLUMBING LEVEL 2

PLUMBING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

You will be learning basic skills and knowledge at a higher level than the Level 1 qualification, and will be supervised as you undertake various practical and knowledge-based activities. You will need to gain a total of 49 credits overall from a selection of subjects which typically include: Copper Pipework, Plastic Pipework, Ground Maintenance, Installation Repair and Maintenance of Plumbing Systems.

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

COURSE CONTENT

Study options may include: • Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing • Electrical or other construction-related courses Employment options may include: • Domestic plumber • Plumbing contractor (commercial, industrial)

Unit you will cover include:

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE...

• • • • • •

• Electrical Installation • Level 2 (Page 43)

Principles & Processes of Plumbing Central Heating Design & Installation Hot & Cold-Water Supply Environmental Awareness Sanitation Electrical Wiring

COURSE COSTS

Assessment is through written and practical centre marked assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

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

DURATION & 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. For more information about Apprenticeships turn to page 16.

• Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above,

(including Maths and English) or completion of Level 1 Plumbing • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £150 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £210 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or completion of Level 1 Plumbing

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £260 additional cost for this course

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STUDENT VIEW ALAN WILLIAMSON PLUMBING LEVEL 2

“I moved to Oswestry last summer having lived and worked in Reading for the past 25 years - I am a keen runner and hiker, and was drawn to the area because of its fantastic countryside and access to outdoor activities. As I was leaving my long term job I decided to take the opportunity to retrain and I felt a construction based course would offer me a great range of job options. Initially, I chose the Level 2 plumbing course due to my practical nature and because it has room for progression after - I will now be returning in September to do the Level 3 course. At first I was a little unsure about being a mature student, as I might not have had things in common with the younger students, but the atmosphere within our group has been terrific and I’ve got on really well with everyone - it has actually been good to help some of the other students and share some of my experiences. I have not decided exactly what I will do after the Level 3 course but I find the environmental aspects of our day to day lives fascinating - the way we use water and energy in our homes is something that has such potential for improvement and an area I would certainly be interested in pursuing”.

ALAN WILLIAMSON PLUMBING LEVEL 2

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PLUMBING LEVEL 3

PLUMBING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This level is suitable for learners who have obtained a Level 2 Plumbing qualification wanting to enter the plumbing industry. It gives you an opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge as well as providing the opportunity to progress onto Level 3 Plumbing. This Level 3 Diploma provides around 70% of the NVQ requirements and students can if they find employment progress further to obtain full NVQ Level 3.

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

COURSE CONTENT

Study options may include: • Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing & Heating Conversion • Water Regulatory Qualifications • Level 4 Progression in Construction Crafts Employment options may include: • Self-employed • Higher education • Site management

Units you will cover include: • • • • •

Environmental Technology Complex Cold Water Complex Hot Water System Planning Central Heating Systems

Assessment is through written and practical centre marked assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Completion of a Level 2

Diploma in Electrical Installation • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

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

DURATION & 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. For more information about Apprenticeships turn to page 16.

Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £160 – £210

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of a Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £160 – £210 additional cost for this course

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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PUBLIC SERVICES STUDENTS - OUT & ABOUT Our students build friendships by working as a team and developing their fitness levels through practical activities, both of which are vital in the public services sector. They also improve their skills and confidence which helps to bring out the character of each individual student. Being with their peers and a supportive group of staff allows students to conquer their fears and become stronger, more confident individuals.

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Students take part in a five day trip to Outward Bound Centre in Aberdovey. The week is designed for them to advance their leadership skills, to work as part of a team and progress their personal achievements in different challenges. The students work as a team to get every member over a variety of outdoor challenges and obstacles. Course lecturer, Marie Davis commented, “It was a fantastic week with amazing students, it was a pleasure to watch them develop their skills and personal achievement.�

Students experience a number of guest speakers from the emergency services and the armed services, where they are educated about career pathways and application opportunities. There are also many day trips to enhance the learning experience, such as regular hill walking and numerous outdoor fitness activities. Additional to this is the use of PGL outdoor centre where students have the opportunity to complete land-based and water-based adventure units.

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PUBLIC SERVICES LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION 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 workrelated 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 different activities which may include: four-day residential to Snowdonia, two-day expedition in Pembrokeshire, physical intervention and conflict management through a series of role plays along with other activites.

COURSE CONTENT Unit you will cover include: • Understanding Discipline in the • • • •

Uniformed Public Services Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above,

(including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Uniformed Public Services For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

• You will need to complete an

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: • HNC in Public Services • BSc (Hons) in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management • Foundation Degrees and higher education in relevant subjects Employment options may include: • The Armed Forces • Emergency Services • Outdoor Education • Statutory Agencies e.g. Local Council, Child Welfare, Youth Offending and Traffic Enforcement • Security Services

THIS COURSE IS EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVELS AND WILL GIVE YOU A THOROUGH AND PRACTICAL INSIGHT INTO THE PUBLIC SERVICES SECTOR

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £325 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £100

QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or a Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Uniformed Public Services

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £425 additional cost for this course

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SPA THERAPY LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This course is designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills in the College’s training/commercial salons. 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 develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication.

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

You will need to be motivated, professional and able to work and communicate with others. All assessments take place on fee paying clients, so you will need to organise your own clients to complete beauty therapy assessments. To add breadth to your learning, additional qualifications will be included within a full-time programme.

COURSE CONTENT Units you will cover include: • • • • • • • •

Body Massage Aromatherapy with Pre-blended Oils Indian Head Massage Health, Safety & Security Stone Therapy Treatments Monitor Spa Facilities Provide Body Wrapping Treatments Provide Flotation Tank

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Successful completion of Level 2

Beauty Therapy or equivalent • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Study options may include: • Level 4 Complementary Therapies • Higher Education Employment options may include: • Spa/Salon • Cruise Liner • Mobile Therapist • Salon Owner • Sales and Distribution

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Hairdressing & Barbering

THIS COURSE WILL GIVE YOU THE SKILLS YOU NEED FOR A CAREER IN THE SPA AND BEAUTY THERAPY INDUSTRY

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COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course cost for the Beauty element £100 • Additional course cost for the Massage element £160 • You will be expected to buy your own PPE equipment £50

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Spa Therapy

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of Level 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £310 additional cost for this course

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SPORT LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

Practical sessions form an important aspect of the course enabling you to develop skills that are needed to work in leisure centres, sports retail outlets and activity centres. Your theoretical study will cover a wide variety of subjects, enhancing 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.

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

COURSE CONTENT

Study options may include: • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Uniformed Services Employment options may include: • Leisure Centre Attendant • Assistant Fitness Instructor • Assistant Coach

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Sport Level 3 (Page 60)

Units you will cover include: • • • •

Anatomy and Physiology Practical Sport Sports Nutrition Fitness Testing

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D)

or completion of BTEC Level 1 Certificate or equivalent • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

THIS COURSE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN FOUNDATION KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING IN SPORTS AND FITNESS

Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £160 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £450

QUALIFICATION OCR Level 2 Diploma in Sport

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or completion of BTEC Level 1 Certificate or equivalent

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £450 additional cost for this course

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SPORT LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This course has been developed to provide you with the opportunity to gain detailed academic knowledge and understanding of sport and the related areas of exercise, science and performance. It is made up of 180 credits completed over two years, with units being valued at either five or ten credits. Each unit is assessed by a range of methods including written assessments, role play, presentations and practical activities. On successful completion of the two years students will be able to apply to university.

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

COURSE CONTENT

Study options may include: • Foundation Degree or Degree in Sport Development and Coaching • Level 2 or Level 3 National Governing Body Awards • L4 Health & Fitness qualifications e.g. sports injuries, massage Employment options may include: • Leisure industry • Health & Fitness industry • Coaching

Units covered in first year include:

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• • • •

• Sport Level 2 (Page 59)

Anatomy and Physiology Physiology of Fitness Fitness Testing Fitness Training

Units covered in Second year include: • • • •

Practical Team Sport Sport Psychology Sport Nutrition Sports Coaching

Assessment is continuous with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved. See page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C)

or above, (including Maths and English) or Merit grade or above in a BTEC level 2 qualification • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £250

IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN SPORT AND ARE HOPING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN ONE OF THE MANY SPORT, LEISURE OR RECREATION RELATED AREAS (SUCH AS TEACHING, COACHING, LEISURE CENTRE EMPLOYMENT) THEN THIS IS THE COURSE FOR YOU

QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or Merit grade or above in a BTEC level 2 qualification

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £250 additional cost for this course

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SPORT - TNS FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Diploma is delivered at Oswestry Campus by NSC and it will provide you with the opportunity to gain foundation knowledge and understanding in sports and fitness. Practical sessions form an important aspect of the course enabling you to develop skills that are needed to work in leisure centres, sports retail outlets and activity centres. In terms of the scholarship, this is delivered by our partners, The New Saints Football Club.

• Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D)

You will undertake three training sessions per week with fully qualified UEFA Coaches. College matches will take place every Wednesday and you will also have the opportunity to play for the U19s team on a Sunday. Throughout the scholarship programme you may be invited to train and take part with some TNS first team sessions depending on your level of progress.

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

COURSE CONTENT

or completion of BTEC Level 1 Certificate or equivalent • You will need to complete a successful Football trial with TNS • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

PROGRESSION

Study options may include: • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Uniformed Services Employment options may include: • Leisure Centre Attendant • Assistant Fitness Instructor • Assistant Coach

THIS COURSE GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN A VALUABLE QUALIFICATION AS WELL AS BE PART OF THE NEW SAINTS FOOTBALL CLUB SCHOLARSHIP. IT IS AN EXCELLENT STEPPING STONE TO THE LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT

Topics you will cover include: • • • •

Anatomy and Physiology Practical Sport Sports Nutrition Fitness Testing

Each Scholarship student will be given an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and the team will assess your performance throughout the programme. There are a number of squads which allows students the opportunity to develop and progress. Assessment of the college course is continuous and industry-related, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. if not already achieved. See page 8 for more details.

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £475

QUALIFICATION OCR Level 2 Diploma in Sport

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or completion of BTEC Level 1 Certificate or equivalent

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £475 additional cost for this course

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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STUDENT VIEW LEWIS DUTTON

LEVEL 3 TNS FOOTBALL SCHOALARSHIP

Lewis joined the College as part of the TNS Sport Scholarship programme, studying Sport alongside playing football. “I started at TNS in the Junior Academy, and knew that playing football was what I wanted to do as a career. The scholarship is a great way to do this, as it means I get to play the football that I love, but also, I’m gaining a qualification at the same time. Unlike other sport courses, the scholarship is fully focussed on football, but because of the qualification that you gain being worth 3 A-Levels, you can still go on to University. The course is good for players of all abilities, and I’ve really enjoyed being part of the College. The teachers are great, and coming to the end of my second year, I’ve been offered a contract with the main team as a goalkeeper. If you love football, I’d really recommend this course for you.”

LEWIS DUTTON LEVEL 3 TNS FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP

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SPORT - TNS FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION This course has been developed to provide you with the opportunity to gain detailed academic knowledge and understanding of Sport, and the related areas of exercise, coaching and performance. Each unit is assessed by a range of methods including written assessments, role play, presentations and practical activities. If you achieve the full credits you will be awarded the full Extended Diploma which will give you access to university. In terms of the scholarship, this is delivered by our partners, The New Saints Football Club. You will undertake three training sessions per week with fully qualified UEFA Coaches. College matches will take place every Wednesday and you will also have the opportunity to play for the U19s team on a Sunday. Throughout the scholarship programme you may be invited to train and take part with some TNS first team sessions depending on your level of progress.

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE COSTS Each Scholarship Student will be given an Individual Development Plan, the team will assess your performance throughout the programme. There are a number of squads which allows students the opportunity to develop and progress.

Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

Assessment of the College course is continuous with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved.

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C)

or above, (including Maths and English) or Merit or above in a BTEC level 2 qualification • You will need to complete a successful Football trial with TNS • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Units covered in first year include: • • • • • •

Careers in Sport and Leisure Industry Health Wellbeing and Sport Developing Coaching Skills Applied Coaching Skills Research Project in Sport Sport Development

Units covered in second year include: • • • • • •

Anatomy and Physiology Sport Nutrition Sports Injuries Fitness Testing Fitness Training Practical Sports application

The qualification suite is CIMSPA endorsed: learners have the opportunity to enter the workforce directly as a multi skills Assistant Coach or Coach by applying for CIMSPA membership.

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £475

THIS COURSE GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN A VALUABLE QUALIFICATION, EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVELS

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Education Foundation Degree/ Degree in Sport Development and Coaching. • L2/3 National Governing Body Awards • L4 Health & Fitness qualifications eg, Sports Injuries, Massage Employment options may include: • IT Technician • Apprenticeships in a range of IT related fields

QUALIFICATION BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching Development

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or Merit or above in a BTEC level 2 qualification

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £475 additional cost for this course

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TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

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. Training with Thomas Cook will make up an exciting part of your Cabin Crew training. Our teaching team have strong links within the industry, including with TUI Cruising and British Ironworks which will enable you to gain the experience and knowledge to succeed in this sector. After completion, 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.

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 • Event Management • Travel Agent • Various employment opportunities within the hotel sector

COURSE CONTENT

COURSE COSTS

Units covered will include:

Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

• • • • •

UK Visitor Attractions Cruise Sector UK as a Destination Long Haul Destination Work Experience/Employability Skills

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved. Please see page 8 for more details.

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £475

• Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C)

or above, (including Maths and English) or Merit or above in a BTEC level 2 qualification • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more.

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EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVELS, THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN DETAILED ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY AND THE POTENTIAL TO OPEN DOORS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

QUALIFICATION

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (including Maths and English) or Merit or above in a BTEC level 2 qualification

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There is a £475 additional cost for this course Fees for trips & visits will apply.

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Agriculture/Animal Care - Land-based Studies Level 1

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Agriculture Level 3

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Animal Care Level 2

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Animal Management Level 3

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Animal Management HNC/HND

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Equine Care Level 2

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Equine Management Level 3

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Foundation Studies - Living Independently Entry Level 2

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Foundation Studies - Living Independently Entry Level 3

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Foundation Studies - Skills for Work Entry Level 3

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Foundation Studies - Skills for Work Level 1

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Land & Wildlife Management Level 2

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Motor Vehicle Level 1

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Motor Vehicle Level 2

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Motor Vehicle Level 3

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AGRICULTURE/ANIMAL CARE LAND-BASED STUDIES LEVEL 1 COURSE INTRODUCTION The programme has a strong focus on practical skills development combined with theory and classroom sessions. You will have the opportunity to practise your skills and develop your confidence and knowledge at our Walford Campus. You will learn to handle and take care of a range of animals at our Walford Animal Care Unit, Equine yard and Walford Dairy Farm. You will gain valuable experience and confidence in the skills and knowledge needed to progress to a level 2 qualification by building a portfolio of evidence and through theory and practical assessment.

• You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for animal care

The course is very practical and hands-on with plenty of opportunities to develop your skills in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Employment options may include: • Voluntary positions • Employment gained from work placement • Gaining further experience within the land-based sector

COURSE CONTENT

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 2 in Animal Care • Level 2 in Agriculture • Level 2 in Equine Management

Topics you will cover include:

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• Animal health and wellbeing • Handling and restraining animals • Preparation and maintenance of accommodation • Safe and effective practices in the workplace • Feeding and watering animals • Industrial experience

• Foundation Studies Skills for Work Entry Level 3 (Page 77) • Foundation Studies Skills for Work Level 1 (Page 78)

Both skills and knowledge are assessed throughout the year by the completion of assignments. You will also complete a period of work experience during the course of the year. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSE at grade 2 (E) or above (including maths and English) or an equivalent qualification

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £180

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THIS COURSE WILL GIVE YOU AN INTRODUCTION AND INSIGHT INTO ANIMAL CARE AND MANAGEMENT INCLUDING SMALL ANIMALS AND FARM LIVESTOCK

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSE at grade 2 (E) or above (including maths and English) or an equivalent qualification

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £180 additional cost for this course

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AGRICULTURE LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION The programme includes a balance between practical skills development and theory. Our working commercial farm will further develop your skills and knowledge. Our farm includes a grassbased dairy system, 126 acres of arable land and a sheep flock. We run trips and visits alongside masterclasses with a wide range of industry specialists and guest speakers. In the spring term you are required to complete an industry placement as part of your course to further enhance your employability skills and develop industry contacts. This exciting and ever-changing industry needs talented, flexible people who are ready to take on a challenge.

• You will need at be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for agriculture

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Agriculture • An apprenticeship as a livestock or crop technician

Over 70% of agriculture jobs require skilled employees and knowledge of animal and plant science, data management, engineering, technology and genetics. If you’re ambitious, there are National and International opportunities to progress in this industry.

Employment options may include: • General Farm Worker • Assistant herdsperson • Assistant shepherd or shepherdess • Agricultural Machinery Operator

COURSE CONTENT

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Topics you will cover include:

• Animal Managment Level 2 (Page 69) • Equine Managment Level 2 (Page 73) • Motor Vehicle Level 2 (Page 81)

• Health & Safety for the Land-based Industries • Agricultural Power Unit & Machinery Operation • Crop Husbandry • Farm Animal Production • Farm Estate Maintenance • Physiology of Plants & Animals All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSE at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and English), a BTEC or City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma and equivalent Maths and English

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £160 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £180

THIS PROGRAMME WILL GIVE YOU THE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK IN THE INNOVATIVE AND CHANGING WORLD OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMING

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSE at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and English), a BTEC or City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma and equivalent Maths and English

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £180 additional cost for this course

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AGRICULTURE LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION This programme will give you the skills and knowledge to excel in the agriculture industry. It is a vocational course equivalent to up 3 A Levels and up to 168 UCAS points. Our commercial farm will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills further. Our farm includes a grass-based dairy system, 126 acres of arable land and a sheep flock. We run trips and visits as well as running masterclasses with a wide range of industry specialists and in the spring term you are required to complete an industry placement as part of your course. Over 70% of the jobs in the agricultural industry involve knowledge of animal and plant science, data management, engineering, technology and genetics. If you’re ambitious, there are National and International opportunities for you in this industry.

COURSE CONTENT

• You will need at be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for agricultrue

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture • Agriculture Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree • Level 3 – 4 Advanced apprenticeship • BSc (Hons) Agriculture Employment options may include: • Herdsperson/stockperson • Agricultural technician • Machinery and technology specialist • Machinery and livestock sales

THIS PROGRAMME WILL GIVE YOU ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NECESSARY FOR THE INNOVATIVE AND FAST PACED AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY. IF YOU WANT TO PROGRESS TO A CAREER AT SUPERVISORY LEVEL, THEN THIS IS THE COURSE FOR YOU!

Topics you will cover include: • • • • • • • •

Animal and plant science Nutrition and breeding Livestock health and husbandry Crop and grassland husbandry and production Dairy management and husbandry Business management Machinery operations Sheep and beef production

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved. See page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above (including maths and English), or Merit grade or above in a BTEC or Diploma level 2 qualification or equivalent

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COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £220

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 1080 in Agriculture

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above (including maths and English), or Merit grade or above in a BTEC or Diploma level 2 qualification or equivalent

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £220 additional cost for this course

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ANIMAL CARE LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION Our highly qualified staff will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge. Our animal unit includes a large collection of species including meerkats, alpacas, a wide range of lizards, snakes, rodents, birds and access to livestock and horses on our farm and equine centre. The programme includes a mixture of trips, visits and masterclasses with a wide range of industry specialists. In the spring or summer term you are required to complete an industry placement as part of your course to further enhance your employability skills. You will gain knowledge in the basics of animal health, husbandry, welfare, behaviour and biology and will gain an insight into industry standards and practice through nursing, animal grooming and working within the animal sector.

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • • • • • •

Animal Health & Welfare Breeds and Grooming Animal Behaviour and Handling Animal Biology Animal Nursing Working in the Animal Care Industry

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved. See page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and English), a BTEC or City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma and equivalent Maths and English • You will need at be at least 16 years of age at start of the course

• You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for animal care

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma in Animal Management • Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeships Employment options may include: • Animal care technician in animal welfare organisations • Assistant Kennels or Cattery technician • Zoological collections assistant

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Equine Care Level 2 (Page 73) • Agriculture Level 2 (Page 67)

THIS PROGRAMME WILL GIVE YOU THE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK IN THE EXPANSIVE ANIMAL MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY. THIS IS A ‘HANDS-ON’ COURSE WHICH INTRODUCES YOU TO A RANGE OF ANIMALS, THEIR CARE AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 – 18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £160 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £180

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and English), a BTEC or City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma and equivalent Maths and English

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £180 additional cost for this course

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION This is an advanced programme will prepare you for the exciting world of animal studies and give you advanced knowledge of domestic, exotic and wild animals. Our large animal collection will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and become proficient at managing animals with our experienced team. It is a vocational course equivalent to up 3 A Levels and up to 168 UCAS points.Our animal unit includes meerkats, alpacas, birds of prey, lizards, snakes, rodents, birds and access to livestock and horses on our farm and equine centre. The programme includes a mixture of trips and masterclasses. The course will prepare you for working in the animal industry including exotic animals and zoological collections. Many of our high achieving graduates go onto complete Higher level study on site or at University. Jobs in the industry include nutritionist, veterinary nurse, physiotherapist, sales and marketing, Zoo keeper, wildlife conservationist.

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • • • • •

Animal Husbandry and Management Small Animal Rehabilitation Wildlife & Ecology Conservation Animal Nursing Principles of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology • Business Management • Exotic Animal Management All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved. See page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (including maths and English), or Merit grade or above in a BTEC Level 2 qualification or equivalent • You will need at be at least 16 years of age at start of the course

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• You will need to complete an 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: • HNC/HND in Animal Management • Foundation or bachelor’s degrees in animal sciences (zoology, conservation, behaviour, biology) • Veterinary nursing qualifications (at university, or in practice) • Apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships in animal management Employment options may include: • Animal welfare assistant • Zoo keeper • Conservation practitioner • Veterinary nurse (subject to further qualification) • Animal groomer (subject to further qualification)

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 –18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £220

WORKING WITH ANIMALS IS A REWARDING AND FULFILLING CAREER. THIS PROGRAMME WILL GIVE YOU THE ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NECESSARY FOR THE EXPANSIVE ANIMAL MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (including maths and English), or Merit grade or above in a BTEC Level 2 qualification or equivalent

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £220 additional cost for this course

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STUDENT VIEW DREW MARRS

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 “I chose the Level 3 Animal Management course because I have always had such a strong interest in animals – even since I was a child I knew that this is the job route I wanted to take. The College is not too far away from my home and quite easy to get to, so was an obvious choice for me. As all of my friends went to a different college, I found coming here on my own such a big leap for me – but I knew doing so would help me grow as a person and allow me to be more independent. There are so many good aspects of studying here; we have amazing teachers who are extremely supportive and are always there when you need them. During lockdown the teachers and students have been so supportive and helpful online – due to this we have managed to finish the College year and complete the work that needed doing. I have also made amazing friends in such a short space of time – which I didn’t think was possible. Not to mention the receptionists are always really helpful – when we walk by they always say hello and show a friendly face. I love how practical the Animal Management course is, every day we have at least one hour of being on the unit with the huge variety of animals, this is where we learn about them and take care of them. We also have directed study, which gives us time to catch up with work in the library and teaches us to work without the help of a tutor.

DREW MARRS ANIMAL MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

This September I will return for the second year of my course and when my course is complete I would like to go to university, where I can continue to grow and get the job that I will enjoy and love. I would definitely recommend this college and the courses. It’s such a lovely environment and I’m not exaggerating when I say that my whole college class gets along so well – we all support each other and having such a close group makes college really fun”.

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT HNC/HND COURSE INTRODUCTION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The HND Animal Management course is a challenging qualification which will provide you with higher level knowledge of the fascinating world of animal studies. You will learn about domestic, exotic and wild animal husbandry, anatomy, physiology, behaviour, ecology, welfare and business management. You will investigate through case studies and research the contemporary, local and global issues facing the industry; with an emphasis on sustainable practise. Studying at Walford will give you the opportunity to work with our animal collection; including alpacas, meerkats, small mammals, exotic reptiles, bird of prey, and others. By completing this course, you will be knowledgeable, experienced and employable.

• Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (including maths, science and English) and a full level 3 qualification at DMM or 3 A levels at C or above. • You will need to 18+ years of age at start of the course • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • Mature students will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for the subject alongside the academic ability to complete the course

The programme includes a mixture of trips, visits and masterclasses with a wide range of industry specialists and guest speakers.

Study options may include: • Top up Level 6 (Bachelor of Science Degree in a range of animal or conservation based subjects)

COURSE CONTENT

Employment options may include: • Zoo keeper • Conservation practitioner • Behaviour studies • Working for animal charities and global organisations

Topics covered in first year include: • Animal Health and Welfare • Business and the Business Environment • Managing a Successful Project • Animal Behaviour • Animal Husbandry • Animal Nutrition • Ecological Principles • Animal Nursing Topics covered in first year include: • • • • • • •

Biological Principles Research Project Therapy and Rehabilitation Animal Breeding and Genetics Wildlife Conservation Work Experience Evolution and Adaptations

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

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 18+ £5,500 (at time of print). All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section of this document on page 14. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £220

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THIS PROGRAMME IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP EXPERIENCED, COMPETENT AND PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ABLE TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE ANIMAL MANAGEMENT SECTOR. YOU WILL EXPAND YOUR PRACTICAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE SO THAT YOU CAN MOVE ON TO MORE ADVANCED CAREERS IN THE SECTOR

QUALIFICATION Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Animal Management Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Animal Management

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (including maths, science and English) and a full level 3 qualification at DMM or 3 A levels at C or above.

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £220 additional cost for this course

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EQUINE CARE LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION This programme will give you a real insight into the equine industry. Our equine centre will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and undertake further training with our horses and highly qualified staff. Our equine centre includes American Barn stabling, a large indoor and outdoor arena, paddocks and opportunities for hacking and cross-country. Our centre is approved by the British Horse Society and is an approved riding school. We run an extensive programme of trips and visits as well as running masterclasses with a wide range of industry specialists. In the spring term you are required to complete an industry placement as part of your course to further enhance your employability skills. Jobs in this industry include competition groom, stud groom, retail, professional riders, riding instructor, nutritionist, physiotherapist, equine transport and scientific researcher.

COURSE CONTENT

• You will need at be at least 16 years of age at start of the course • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for horses being able to walk and trot unaided

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management or equivalent • Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeships Employment options may include: • Trainee groom • Stable assistant • Riding school worker

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Agriculture Level 2 (Page 67) • Animal Care Level 2 (Page 69)

THIS PROGRAMME WILL GIVE YOU THE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK IN THE EXCITING EQUINE INDUSTRY. THE PROGRAMME IS DESIGNED FOR ANYONE WANTING TO PURSUE A CAREER WITH HORSES AND ANY OF THE ALLIED INDUSTRIES

Topics you will cover include: • • • • • •

Equine Health and Welfare Working in the Equine Industry Working Horses from the Ground Horse Tack and Equipment Riding on the Flat Handling and Grooming Horses

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved. See page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSE at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and English), or Merit grade or above in a BTEC Level 1 qualification or equivalent

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 –18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £160 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £180

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSE at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and English), or Merit grade or above in a BTEC Level 1 qualification or equivalent

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £180 additional cost for this course

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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EQUINE MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION This programme will give you advanced knowledge of horses and the equine industry. It is a vocational course equivalent to up 3 A Levels and up to 168 UCAS points. Our highly qualified staff will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and become proficient at managing horses and working in the industry. This programme includes equine science, physiology, health, husbandry, equitation, business management and work experience. Our equine centre will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills. It includes American Barn stabling, large indoor and outdoor arenas, paddocks and opportunities for hacking and cross-country. Our centre is British Horse Society approved. We run an extensive programme of trips as well as running masterclasses with a wide range of industry specialists. In the spring term you are required to complete an industry placement to further enhance your employability skills.

COURSE CONTENT Topics covered in first year include: • Prepare & Present Horses • Equine Business and Event Management • Exercising Horses (riding on the flat and over fences) • Equine Health and Welfare • Feeding & Nutrition • Horse Anatomy, Biology, Fitness and Training • Coaching and performance

• You will need at be at least 16 years of age at start of the course • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for horses being able to ride horses competently walk, trot and canter • Mature students will need to demonstrate prior experience and the academic ability to complete the course

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Equine Studies Foundation Degree • BSc (Hons) Equine Science • Equine Sports Performance BSc (Hons) Degree Employment options may include: • Competition & stud groom • Equine retail manager • Professional rider & instructor • Nutritionist or physiotherapist • Scientific researcher

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved. See page 8 for more details.

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Different fees apply based on your individual circumstances. Please call 01691 688029 to find out more.

• Five GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above (including English,maths & science), or Merit grade or above in Level 2 Equine or equivalent

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WORKING IN THE EQUINE INDUSTRY CAN BE A REWARDING AND FULFILLING CAREER. BY STUDYING EQUINE MANAGEMENT, YOU WILL TAKE AN IMPORTANT STEP IN GAINING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HORSES AND THE EQUINE INDUSTRY

Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £220

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical in Equine Management

DURATION Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Five GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above (including English, maths & science), or Merit grade or above in Level 2 Equine or equivalent

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £220 additional cost for this course

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FOUNDATION STUDIES - LIVING INDEPENDENTLY

ENTRY LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

This course is hands-on with lots of opportunities to develop skills in a practical environment. Your skills are assessed through various methods including; workbooks, photographs, videos and witness statements. You will have the opportunity to work in our new skills kitchen on campus and develop your skills in hospitality and catering. Based on the Walford campus, you will also be working towards units in land-based studies and independent living. This course is ideal for school leavers and mature students who would like to develop skills for independent living as well as gaining some vocational knowledge in the land-based and hospitality sectors.

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

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • • • • •

Everyday Food and Drink Preparation Food Safety and Storage Health and Fitness Pet Care Using Public Transport - Buses and Trains • Working as a Volunteer Your skills are assessed through various methods including; workbooks, photographs, videos and witness statements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • None required; just enthusiasm

Study options may include: • Living Independently Entry Level 3 • Employability & Development Skills Entry Level 3 • Skills for Work Entry Level 3 Employment options may include: • Paid/voluntary work in a café or restaurant • Paid/voluntary work in a pet shop or similar • Paid or voluntary work in a vocational area you are interested in

COURSE COSTS There may be optional trips relating to a unit within the course – letters will be sent out at least three weeks prior to the trip informing you of any related costs. There will be fees for safety clothing required for practical activities within the land-based areas. Further information about this can be requested from a member of the teaching team or will be sent out with your confirmation letter once you have had an interview. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £100

A ONE-YEAR FOUNDATION COURSE TO SUPPORT YOU IN GAINING THE SKILLS FOR FURTHER EDUCATION, VOLUNTARY OR PAID WORK AND INDEPENDENT LIFE

QUALIFICATION OCN Entry Level 2 Diploma/Certificate in Living Independently

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS None required; just enthusiasm

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £100 additional cost for this course

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ENTRY LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is hands-on with lots of opportunities to develop skills in a practical environment. Your skills are assessed through various methods including; workbooks, photographs, videos and witness statements. You will have the opportunity to work in our new skills kitchen on campus and develop your skills in hospitality and catering. Based on the Walford campus, you will also be working towards units in land-based studies and independent living. This course is ideal for school leavers and mature students who would like to develop skills for independent living as well as gaining some vocational knowledge in the land-based and hospitality sectors.

• None required; just enthusiasmt

The vocational units you will study will support you in progression to your chosen area of study. You will also have a block of work experience for two weeks of your course.

COURSE CONTENT Topics covered in first year include: • • • • •

Everyday Food and Drink Preparation Food Safety and Storage Health and Fitness Pet Care Using Public Transport - Buses and Trains • Working as a Volunteer Your skills are assessed through various methods including; workbooks, photographs, videos and witness statements.

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Employability and Development Skills Level 1 • Skills for Work Level 1 • Level 1 course in a Vocational area that you are interested in Employment options may include: • Paid/voluntary work in a café or restaurant • Paid/voluntary work in a pet shop or similar • Paid or voluntary work in a vocational area you areinterested in

A ONE-YEAR FOUNDATION COURSE TO SUPPORT YOU IN GAINING THE SKILLS FOR FURTHER EDUCATION, VOLUNTARY OR PAID WORK AND INDEPENDENT LIFE

COURSE COSTS There may be optional trips relating to a unit within the course – letters will be sent out at least three weeks prior to the trip informing you of any related costs. There will be fees for safety clothing required for practical activities within the land-based areas. Further information about this can be requested from a member of the teaching team or will be sent out with your confirmation letter once you have had an interview. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £100

QUALIFICATION OCN Entry Level 3 Diploma/Certificate in Living Independently

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS None required; just enthusiasm

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £100 additional cost for this course

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FOUNDATION STUDIES - SKILLS FOR WORK ENTRY LEVEL 3 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

The course is hands on with lots of chance to develop skills in a practical environment. Both skills and knowledge are assessed throughout the year by the completion of assignments. You will also complete a two-week block of work experience during the course of the year. There are a variety of external visits which form part of your study programme, and you will be appointed a personal tutor for the duration of the course. The Skills for Work Diploma at Entry Level 3 gives you a practical taster of subjects within the land-based sector, as well as supporting you in developing the skills for further education, work and independent living. Based at our Walford Campus, you will study a range of landbased subjects such as; animal care, agriculture and horticulture.

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

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • • • • • •

Healthy Lifestyles Building Confidence & Self-esteem Applying for Jobs & Courses Animal Husbandry Working on a Farm Organic Market Garden

Your skills are assessed through various methods including; workbooks, photographs, videos and witness statements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Study options may include: • Level 1 course in a vocational area of your interest • Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Work Employment options may include: • Paid or voluntary work in a vocational area you are interested in • Paid/voluntary work in a pet shop or similar • Paid or voluntary work in the land-based sector (garden centre, pet shop, farm etc)

COURSE COSTS There may be optional trips relating to a unit within the course – letters will be sent out at least three weeks prior to the trip informing you of any related costs. There will be fees for safety clothing required for practical activities within the land-based areas. Further information about this can be requested from a member of the teaching team or will be sent out with your confirmation letter once you have had an interview. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £100

A ONE-YEAR FOUNDATION COURSE TO SUPPORT YOU IN GAINING THE SKILLS FOR FURTHER EDUCATION, VOLUNTARY OR PAID WORK AND INDEPENDENT LIFE

QUALIFICATION OCN Entry Level 3 Diploma/ Certificate in Skills for Work

• None required; just enthusiasm

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An Entry Level Qualification

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £100 additional cost for this course

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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FOUNDATION STUDIES - SKILLS FOR WORK LEVEL 1 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

The course is hand on with lots of opportunities to develop your skills in a practical environment. There are a variety of external visits which form part of your study programme, and you will be appointed a personal tutor for the duration of the course. You will experience practical tasters of subjects within the land-based sector as well as being supported in developing the skills for paid or voluntary work. Based at our Walford Campus, you will study a range of land-based subjects such as; animal care, agriculture and horticulture as well as work-ready units such as; word processing, CV writing and positive attitudes and behaviours at work.

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

COURSE CONTENT Topics covered in first year include: • Carry Out a Practical Activity • Health & Safety in the Workplace • Positive Attitudes & Behaviours at Work • Everyday Food & Drink Preparation • Maintenance of Grass Surfaces • Using Social Media Both skills and knowledge are assessed throughout the year by the completion of assignments. You will also complete a two-week block of work experience during the course of the year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • An Entry Level Qualification

Study options may include: • Level 1 in a chosen Vocational Area or employment Employment options may include: • Paid or voluntary work in a vocational area you are interested in • Paid/voluntary work in a pet shop or similar • Paid or voluntary work in the land-based sector (garden centre, pet shop, farm etc)

COURSE COSTS There may be optional trips relating to a unit within the course – letters will be sent out at least three weeks prior to the trip informing you of any related costs. There will be fees for safety clothing required for practical activities within the land-based areas. Further information about this can be requested from a member of the teaching team or will be sent out with your confirmation letter once you have had an interview. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £100

A ONE-YEAR FOUNDATION COURSE TO SUPPORT YOU IN GAINING THE SKILLS FOR FURTHER EDUCATION, VOLUNTARY OR PAID WORK AND INDEPENDENT LIFE

QUALIFICATION OCN Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Working Living

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An Entry Level Qualification

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £100 additional cost for this course

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LAND AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT LEVEL 2 COURSE INTRODUCTION This qualification gives you the opportunity to study a range of specialist, technical, practical skills and knowledge that build upon the core skills required for working in the countryside, such as; estate maintenance skills, population surveys, safe use of equipment and machinery with further areas of study such as land use and recreation, and pest and predator control. You can then learn additional specialist skills such as woodland habitat management, estate skills, machinery operations, countryside recreation, surveying and identification. We endeavour to work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Trips, visits and guest speakers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry. This practically based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the land and wildlife industries or specialist further study.

• You will need at be at least 16 years of age at start of the course • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need some practical countryside experience or an interest in land and wildlife management

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Countryside Management Level 3 • Animal Management Level 3 • Agriculture Level 3 Employment options may include: • Assistant estate worker • Estate worker • Assistant underkeeper • Fieldwork assistant

COURSE CONTENT

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Topics you will cover include:

• Agriculture Level 3 (Page 68) • Animal Management Level 3 (Page 70)

• Population Surveys, Ecology & Conservation • Countryside Recreation • Undertake Estate Skills • Woodland Habitat Management • Shooting Sport in the UK • Fresh Water and Wetland Management All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved. See page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D or above (including maths and English), or BTEC Level 1 qualification or equivalent or Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land & Wildlife Management

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

THIS PROGRAMME WILL GIVE YOU THE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK IN LAND BASED AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT INDUSTRIES

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land & Wildlife Management

DURATION One Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945

Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D or above (including maths and English), or BTEC Level 1 qualification or equivalent or Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land & Wildlife Management

Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £180

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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

There is a £180 additional cost for this course

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MOTOR VEHICLE LEVEL 1 COURSE INTRODUCTION

PROGRESSION

The programme will give you a real insight into the motor vehicle industry. You will have the opportunity to use our fully-equipped workshop and one of the largest motor vehicle facilities in the region. This foundation course will prepare you for progression to the Level 2 and 3 qualifications where you will be using modern diagnostic equipment, wheel alignment systems, tyre fitting machines and hybrid vehicle technology.

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

In the spring term you are required to complete an industry placement as part of your course to further enhance your skills. You will also gain a broad understanding of the skills needed to work in a garage. Your further studies and progression to Level 2 will qualify you for working in all different areas of the motor vehicle industry.

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • Health & Safety and Housekeeping • Carrying out Basic Routine Maintenance • Introduction to Vehicle Technology & Workshop - Methods & Processes All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved. See page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above • You will need at be at least 16 years of age at start of the course • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm in motor vehicles

Study options may include: • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Service, Maintenance and Repair. Employment options may include: • Motor Vehicle Technician • Body Repairer, or Fitter • Auto Electrician • Breakdown Engineer

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... • Motor Vehicle Level 2 (Page 81) • Motor Vehicle Level 3 (Page 82)

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14.

THIS PROGRAMME WILL GIVE YOU THE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK IN THE INNOVATIVE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY. THE PROGRAMME IS DESIGNED FOR ANYONE WANTING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES

Aged 16 –18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £150 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £210

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £210 additional cost for this course

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MOTOR VEHICLE LEVEL 2

MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

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

COURSE INTRODUCTION The programme includes a balance of practical sessions and theory and will give the skills to progress in the motor vehicle industry. As there are a growing number of vehicles on the road with complex engine and chassis management systems, there is a growing need for skilled technicians and competent motor vehicle engineers. This course is for those having completed the Level 1 in Motor Vehicle or with some prior industry knowledge. You will have the opportunity to use our fully-equipped workshop, one of the largest motor vehicle facilities in the region. Our extensive fleet of vehicles and specialist staff will help you gain confidence and the skills needed to work in the industry or progress onto level 3.

COURSE CONTENT

• You will need at be at least 16 years of age at start of the course • You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm and relevant experience work on motor vehicles

PROGRESSION Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Level 3 Motor Vehicle course • Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeship Employment options may include: • MOT Inspector • Sales Adviser • Parts Distribution

Topics you will cover include:

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• Fabrication and Tools • Routine Maintenance • Engine Components, Fuel, Ignition, exhaust • Electrical • Steering & Suspension • Transmission • Working in the industry

• Motor Vehicle Level 1 (Page 81) • Agriculture Level 2 (Page 67)

We will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills that you require, to be able to understand and complete, sometimes challenging assessments to a high standard, culminating in an online exam at the end of each module. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and English), or BTEC Level 1 qualification or equivalent or Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle

For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

• Routine Vehicle Maintenance • Engine Units & Components • Electrical Auxiliary Units & Components • Chassis & Transmission Units & Components • Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults • Light Vehicle Faults Transmission System, Engine and Chassis System Faults

DURATION & 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. For more information about Apprenticeships turn to page 16.

COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 –18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £150 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £210

QUALIFICATION City Guilds Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and English), or BTEC Level 1 qualification or equivalent or Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £210 additional cost for this course

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MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

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

COURSE INTRODUCTION This is an advanced programme which will help prepare you for the exciting and innovative automotive industry. You will explore the world of diagnostics, oscilloscopes, wave patterns and air conditioning in the electrical unit. You will also look at caster, camber, KPI, ABS and use the latest 4-wheel alignment equipment in the chassis unit. In the engine unit you will become familiar with Lambda, knock and camshaft sensors whilst understanding the reasons for lead lag and BTDC when valve timing is discussed. With this course you will also have the opportunity for a small additional fee to complete MOT and air conditioning qualifications.

COURSE CONTENT Topics you will cover include: • Light vehicle Transmission Systems & Faults • Light vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Systems & Faults • Light Vehicle Engine Systems & Faults • Light Vehicle Chassis Systems & Faults We will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills that you require, to be able to understand and complete, sometimes challenging assessments to a high standard, culminating in an online exam at the end of each module. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level. Please see page 8 for more details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (including maths and English), Merit grade or above BTEC level 2 qualification or equivalent or Level 2 VQR Diploma in Motor Vehicle • You will need at be at least 16 years of age at start of the course

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• You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment • Students need to have accomplished accreditation at Levels 1 and Level 2 City and Guilds • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm and relevant experience work on motor vehicles

PROGRESSION

• Routine Vehicle Maintenance • Engine Units & Components • Electrical Auxiliary Units & Components • Chassis & Transmission Units & Components • Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults • Light Vehicle Faults Transmission System, Engine and Chassis System Faults

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

DURATION & ATTENDANCE

Study options may include: • University-level study in Motorsport or C.A.D (Computer Aided Design) • Advanced Apprenticeship Employment options may include: • Technician in a main dealer Workshop • Technician in the armed forces such as the Royal Navy or the Air Force • Self Employed technician or auto electrical technician

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. For more information about Apprenticeships turn to page 16.

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COURSE COSTS Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16 –18 years There are no tuition or examination fees. Aged 19 or over (at time of enrolment) Tuition Fee £945 Registration/Exam Fee £150 Additional costs for all students • Additional course costs £210

QUALIFICATION City & Guilds VRQ Level 3 in Motor Vehicle

DURATION One Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (including maths and English), Merit grade or above BTEC level 2 qualification or equivalent or Level 2 VQR Diploma in Motor Vehicle

ADDITIONAL COSTS There is a £210 additional cost for this course

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STUDENT VIEW HENRY EDKINS

MOTOR VEHICLE LEVEL 1, 2 & 3 Henry is a former student who is now working as an apprentice at the Bentley factory. “Living locally, Walford campus was a logical place for me to study and being a young lad with an interest in cars, I knew I wanted to get into a career involving motor vehicle. I started on the level 1 course, and completed levels 2 and 3 as well. The tutors are really supportive throughout my studies, they were always able to give great advice, and the work experiences that I was able to do as part of the course really set me down the path of my career. We had the opportunity to do the work experience in a variety of settings; I chose to do a week at Bentley, and that’s how I knew I wanted to work there in the creation of new vehicles. The range of equipment and facilities at Walford is great for learning the skills required for the motor vehicle trade. With so many different ramps and vehicles to work on you can learn everything from diagnostics to completely re-building an engine. I took those skills with me, added a qualification in joinery and applied to the Bentley apprenticeship scheme, where I’ve now been for the last two years, working in the wood shop, producing parts for the interiors of production cars. I’m really grateful for the support and knowledge the tutors passed on to me during my time at Walford, and I’d really recommend the course to others who are interested in studying motor vehicle”.

HENRY EDKINS MOTOR VEHICLE LEVEL 1, 2 & 3 For enquiries please email: info@nsc.ac.uk

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A BIG THANK YOU

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR

STUDENT KEY WORKERS! This academic year came to an unexpected halt, with COVID-19 sending most of the world into lockdown. We are proud to say that many students from all five campuses, stepped up and volunteered to help their communities in this time of need – these students really helped keep the nation going, along with everyone else throughout this pandemic. From looking after the vulnerable to stocking shelves in super markets, we feel their efforts need to be recognised. Students of HLNSC, you have made us very proud! We have had a huge amount of students who have stepped up during this challenging time, and although we can not physically show them all here, it is not to say we are not proud of their efforts. Everyone has done amazingly, and you all have worked really hard – so thank you!

STUDENTS SHOWN Alisha Smith, Amelia Gower, April Harris, Becky Powell-Bevan, Ben Pitt, Benjamin Boocock, Clara Hebron, Clarissa Griffiths, Daniels Kokarevics, Evie Derham,Ewan Smith, Hannah Shelley, Issey Wellings, John Perry, Kara Edwards, Lauren Sergeant, Lauren Williams, Libby Ryan, Lillie Howell, Lily Davies, Louise Newcombe, Lucy Naylor, Lydia Lawrence, Meg Button, Megan Burgess, Megan Johnson, Mollie Scammel, Polly Aubrey, Rodica Niculae, Rosie Hick, Tesni Merret, Tish Jones.

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HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION Once you have decided to join the College community, you need to complete an application form and return it to us either in person or by post, or fill out our online application form at www.nsc.ac.uk, if possible, by the end of February 2021.

INTERVIEWS We will be offering a series of interviews and guided tours at our open events. You will have a formal interview with a subject specialist who will discuss your career aims and ensure you are on the right course for you. Acceptance onto your chosen course may depend on your examination results.

ENROLLING In the week before the beginning of the autumn term, you will be invited to college to complete enrolment formalities. You will find that you are really getting to know us by then. After the long summer break it is also an opportunity to meet up with old friends, make new ones and catch up on all the news.

AS A NORTH SHROPSHIRE COLLEGE STUDENT You will find that the first week is spent making sure that you have all the necessary information to make your time with us a happy, safe, and productive period of your life. We aim to give you the support to develop your full potential, but your time with us will not just be about computers, books, classrooms and exams. Should you wish, you will be able to be involved in a whole range of sporting, social and cultural activities.

DISCLAIMER This prospectus is published for the guidance of students who wish to enter North Shropshire College in autumn 2021. The information in this publication is correct at the time of going to press, but all matters contained in the prospectus are subject to change from time to time, both before and after the students’ enrolment. The College reserves the right, in every case, at its discretion and for any reason, to alter the offer of courses or parts of courses.

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OSWESTRY CAMPUS The Oswestry Campus is conveniently located near main transport routes, making it an ideal location for rural North Shropshire. It offers some of the best educational facilities in the county – an exciting, modern campus on a shared site with the superb, purpose-built Oswestry Leisure Centre.

OSWESTRY CAMPUS, SHREWSBURY ROAD, OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, SY11 4QB RECEPTION: 0800 440 2281 EMAIL: INFO@NSC.AC.UK WEB: WWW.NSC.AC.UK

WALFORD CAMPUS The Walford Campus is situated amidst a beautiful 220-hectare estate near Baschurch, just a few miles west of Shrewsbury with a network of transport routes from Telford, Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and the Welsh borders. The extensive grounds also include mature woodlands, new tree plantations, fishing pools and a rough game shoot.

WALFORD CAMPUS, BASCHURCH, SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE, SY4 2HL RECEPTION: 0800 440 2281 EMAIL: INFO@NSC.AC.UK WEB: WWW.NSC.AC.UK

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OPEN EVENTS Oswestry Campus Open Events: Wednesday 21 October | 5:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday 10 February | 5:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday 16 June | 5:00pm-7:00pm Year 11 Taster Day: Friday 13 November | 9.30am-3.00pm

Walford Campus Open Events: Saturday 17 October | 10:00am-12:00 noon Saturday 6 February | 10:00am-12:00 noon Saturday 19 June | 10:00am-12:00 noon Year 11 Taster Day: Friday 13 November | 9.30am-3.00pm

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Walford Campus, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 2HL

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