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HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE

COURSE GUIDE for school leavers

www.hopwood/ac.uk


Keep up to date with everything that’s happening at Hopwood Hall College. Find us at: @hopwoodhall @hopwoodhall

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Please note that all details are correct at time of printing.


Welcome to our 2020/21 School Leavers’ Course Guide. It gives me great pleasure to invite you to make our college, your college. This guide includes information on the range of courses delivered at our Middleton and Rochdale campuses. It also details the apprenticeships pathways we offer, our facilities and the support that’s available to all our learners. We have just celebrated another exceptional year. Our students, with the support of great staff, have achieved fantastic results, again. Hopwood Hall College is one of the top performing colleges in Greater Manchester with a Grade 2 Ofsted rating. We are focused on delivering excellent teaching, learning and training to help all of our learners achieve their full potential. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive, caring environment with Student Support Tutors, specialist subject teachers, excellent facilities, extra-curricular activities and a free transport service to support learners to get to college. All of this is combined with a culture of high expectations that encourages our learners to aim high in all that they do.

We are continuously investing in our facilities to ensure that all our students have excellent learning environments. We place the student at the heart of our college. I’m committed to enabling our learners to be the best they can be and if you join us you’ll benefit from the high quality teaching and learning that Ofsted praised, as well as purposeful work experience throughout your course that will ensure that you are well prepared for your career. I want you to enjoy your time at college and understand that employers are looking for more than just good grades. That’s why we provide lots of opportunities to get involved in activities outside of your studies to build confidence, meet new people and enhance your employability. Our enrichment activities include free gym membership, team sports, volunteering opportunities, educational visits, the opportunity to be on the Student Cabinet and represent your peers and much more.

Above all, we are here to support you in achieving your full potential, making the right choice for your future and helping you to grow in confidence and be successful. I very much hope you enjoy reading this year’s guide about what we hope will become your college. I look forward to welcoming you to your college. Julia Heap Principal and Chief Executive

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COURSE LISTINGS - FIND A COURSE THAT FITS Your Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Our Pass Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Travelling to Hopwood Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Bus Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Bus Timetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 How to find us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Your Future, it’s our priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 How do I apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Enrichment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Student Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 English and Maths support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Where will your course take you . . . . . . . . . . 21 Find out more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Student Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Testimonials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Student Cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Building Trades & Engineering

Health & Childhood Studies

Brickwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Carpentry & Joinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Electrical Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Engineering Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Electrical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Mechanical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Motor Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Multi-skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Painting & Decorating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Plastering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Early Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Health & Social Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Dental Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Business, Travel & Accounts

Applied Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 GCSE Combined Science - Synergy . . . . . . . 95 Animal Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Veterinary Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Apprenticeships

Creative and Digital Media

Studying an Apprenticeship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Entry requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Art & Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Games Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Graphic Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Media Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

COURSES Performing Arts Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Travel & Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

ESOL and Skills for Life ESOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Skills for Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Hospitality & Catering Hospitality & Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

IT & Computer Science Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Science & Animal Management

Sport & Public Services Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Sports Science and Rehabilitation . . . . . . . . 103 Fitness and Health Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Rugby Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Football Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Jill Scott Ladies’ Football Academy . . . . . . . 111 Uniformed Public Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Hair & Beauty Beauty Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Hairdressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Barbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Hair and Media Make-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

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A brighter future is closer than you think www.hopwood.ac.uk


YOUR PLACE:

Two campuses, one College community Both campuses provide learners with a distinct and friendly community within the wider college community, so you are bound to find people with similar interests and passions to you. Visit Middleton Campus for: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Access to HE Accounting Animal Management Applied Science Apprenticeships Brickwork Business Carpentry & Joinery Computer Science Education & Training Electrical Installation Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Fitness Academy Health & Social Care

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Higher Education Motor Vehicle Multi-skilled Painting & Decorating Performing Arts Plastering Plumbing Security Alarms Skills for Life Sport Sports Science Travel & Tourism Uniformed Public Services Veterinary Nursing

Visit Rochdale Campus for: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Apprenticeships Art & Design Dental Nursing Early Years ESOL Games Development Graphic Design Hair & Beauty Health & Social Care Higher Education Hospitality & Catering Media Production

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Your journey starts here

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There are more routes to Hopwood than you think!

Middleton Campus

Both Middleton and Rochdale campuses are very accessible. The College is well served by a combination of public bus routes, Metrolink, trains and our free college bus services too!

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Littleborough Centre Wheatsheaf pub

Rawtenstall Opposite bus station

H6

Hollingworth Road, Smithybridge

H4 Birch Road

Market Street Shawforth

Bacup Centre

Lake Bank

Halifax Road Dearnley

Kiln Lane

Wardle Road

H8

Pilates Bury Road

Bentley Street

Healey Corner Whitworth

Newgate Halifax Road

Norden Road

War Office Road

Sheriff Street

Hopwood Hall College Rochdale campus

Edenfield Road to Norden Terminus

Bagslate Moor Road

Edenfield Road to Caldershaw Road

Ings Lane

Rooley Moor Road

Roch Valley Way

Manchester Road Sudden (Tesco)

Edenfield Road to Sandy Lane

Queensway Castleton

Elizabethan Way Milnrow

Kingsway Retail Park

Highbarn St Royton

Oldham Rd/ Kingsway Stand F

H1 Manchester Road, Slattocks

H3

Rochdale Road Firgrove

Kingway Turf Hill

Market Street, Tottington

Broadway (opp Oldham Academy N)

Grains Road Junction (Grains Bar)

Milnrow Rd/ Bridge St Shaw

Halfway House Royton

Ripponden Rd/ Huddersfield Rd Huddersfield Rd Ripponden Rd (Moorside Co-op) Watershedding St (bottom 40 steps) (War Memorial)

New Road Dobcross

Oldham Road Grasscroft

HHS Hire Lees Road

H7 Picture House Bury Town Centre

Broadway (opp Elk Mill)

Bury New Road, Summit

Bamford Road, Heywood

Hillside Ave Shaw

Ripponden Rd/ Colleridge Rd

Ripponden Rd/ Wilkes St

Huddersfield Rd/ Ripponden Road

Waterhead Academy

Middleton Road, Hopwood

Hollin Lane

Middleton Road, J19

Bowness Road Langley Windermere Road Langley

Rochdale Road

Hopwood Hall College Middleton campus

Wood Street/ Eastway, Langley

Stanycliffe Lane/Rochdale Road Oldham Rd/Hilton Fold Ln Middleton town centre Victoria Avenue

Charlestown Road, Moston Moston Lane, Harpurhey Queens Road/Rochdale Road Cheetham Hill Road/Waterloo Road Middleton Road/Crumpsall Lane Middleton Road/Victoria Avenue

H5

Sainsburys, Heaton Park, J19 M60 Higher Blackley

Middleton Rd/Firwood Park Middleton Rd/Broadway Stand C, Oldham Bus Station Honeywell Centre, Ashton Road Oasis Academy, Hollins Road Hollinwood Crem/Roman Road Ashton Road West/Westminster Road Oldham Road/Ashton Road West Oldham Road/Broadway Whitegate, Broadway Broadway, Gorse Mill (Litecraft)

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H2

Delph Crossroads

High St Uppermill

Cooper St/ Oldham Road/ Springhead


Free buses to Middleton and Rochdale campuses H1 FROM OLDHAM

H2 FROM BROADWAY

H3 FROM BURY

H4 FROM MILNROW

Oldham Rd/Kingsway Stand F . . . . . . . 7:40 OL16 4SZ Halfway House Royton . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:45 Highbarn St Royton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:53 Milnrow Rd/Bridge St Shaw . . . . . . . 8:00 Elizabethan Way Milnrow . . . . . . . . . . 8:07 Rochdale Road Firgrove . . . . . . . . . . . 8:08 Kingsway Retail Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 Kingsway Turf Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:20 Queensway Castleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:25 Middleton Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:35

Broadway, Gorse Mill (Opposite Litecraft) OL9 9RJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:20 Whitegate, Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:25 Oldham Road/Broadway . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 Oldham Road/Ashton Road West . . 7:33 Ashton Road East/ Westminster Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:38 Hollinwood Crem, Roman Road . . . . 7:40 Oasis Academy, Hollins Road . . . . . . 7:43 Honeywell Centre, Ashton Road . . . . 7:45 Stand C, Oldham Bus Station . . . . . . 7:55 Middleton Road/Broadway . . . . . . . . 8:00 Middleton Road/Firwood Park . . . . . 8:03 Oldham Road/Hilton Fold Lane . . . . 8:05 Stannycliffe Lane/ Rochdale Road . . . 8:10 Middleton Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:12

Bus Terminus, Market Street Tottington, Next Door Restaurant BL8 3LL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 Wetherspoons Art Picture House . . . 7:45 (Opposite Bus Station) BL9 0AY Bury New Road, Summit . . . . . . . . . . 7:55 Dawson Street, Heywood . . . . . . . . . . 7:59 Middleton Road, Hopwood . . . . . . . . . 8:01 Hollin Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:05 Windermere Road, Langley . . . . . . . . 8:07 Bowness Road, Langley . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:13 Wood Street/Eastway, Langley . . . . . 8:15 Rochdale Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:21 Middleton Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:26

Kiln Lane, opposite Tim Bobbin . . . . . . 7:45 Ol16 3LH Hollingworth Road, Smithybridge . . 7:50 Lake Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:52 Littleborough Centre, (Wheatsheaf Pub) 7:55 Halifax Road, Dearnley . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 Birch Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:05 Wardle Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:10 Halifax Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:20 Newgate (Rochdale Campus) . . . . . . . 8:25 Manchester Road, Sudden . . . . . . . . . 8:30 Manchester Road, Slattocks . . . . . . . 8:35 Middleton Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:40

H5 FROM BLACKLEY

H6 FROM RAWTENSTALL

H7 FROM SADDLEWORTH

H8 FROM NORDEN

Rawtenstall (opposite bus station: J stand) Bacup Road, Junction with James St, BB4 7NE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:25 Bacup Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:33 Market Street, Shawforth . . . . . . . . . . 7:40 Healey Corner, Shawclough Rd . . . . . 7:50 Bentley Street, Shawclough . . . . . . . . 7:52 Sheriff Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 Newgate (Rochdale Campus) . . . . . . . . 8:10 Sudden (Tesco) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 Castleton, Manchester Rd/ Miln St . . 8:20 Middleton Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30

Bus stop HSS Hire Lees Rd Oldham, OL4 1JW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07:25 Cooper St/Oldham Rd, Springhead 07:30 Oldham Road, Grasscroft . . . . . . . . . 07:34 High St, Uppermill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07:40 New Road, Dobcross . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07:44 Delph Crossroads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07:45 Huddersfield Rd, Austerlands . . . . . 07:48 (War Memorial) Waterhead Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . 07:50 Huddersfield Rd/Ripponden Rd . . . 07:54 Huddersfield Rd (Moorside Co-op) 08:02 Grains Road Junction (Grains Bar) . 08:05 Hillside Ave, Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08:08 Rochdale Rd (opp Crompton House)08:15 Rochdale Rd, C & A Motors . . . . . . . 08:18 Broadway (opp Oldham Academy) 08:23 Broadway (opp Elk Mill) . . . . . . . . . . 08:25 Middleton Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08:35

Heaton Park, J19 M60, Sainsburys . . . . 7.45 Higher Blackley M9 OQ5 Middleton Rd/Victoria Ave . . . . . . . . 7:47 Middleton Rd/Crumpsall Lane . . . . . 7.50 Cheetham Hill Rd/Waterloo Rd . . . . 7:54 Queens Rd/Rochdale Rd . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 Moston Lane, Harpurhey . . . . . . . . . . 8:02 Charlestown Road, Moston . . . . . . . . . 8:10 Rochdale Rd/Victoria Ave . . . . . . . . . 8:20 Opposite Middleton Arena . . . . . . . . . 8:23 Middleton Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:28

RETURN JOURNEY All routes departure from Middleton Campus: Mon - Thurs - 16.10, Friday - 15.10 PLEASE NOTE: Bus times for timing guidance - the bus will depart from the bus stops at the times detailed. YOU MAY REQUEST THE BUS TO STOP AT ANY BUS STOP ALONG THE ROUTE. Information correct at time of printing.

Rochdale Pilates, Bury Road OL11 4EE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:52 War Office Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:59 Norden Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 Bagslate Moor Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:01 Edenfield Road, Norden terminus . . 8:06 Caldershaw Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:11 Ings Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:13 Phoenix Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:14 Edenfield Road/Sandy Lane . . . . . . . . 8:16 Roch Valley Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:20 Manchester Road, Sudden (Tesco) . . 8:26 Manchester Road, Slattocks . . . . . . . 8:32 Middleton Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:36

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HOW TO FIND US

Middleton Campus

Rochdale Campus

Rochdale Road, Middleton, M24 6XH, t. 0161 643 7560

St. Mary’s Gate, Rochdale, OL12 6RY, t. 01706 345346

Car

Rail

Car

Metrolink

The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20, M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton.

Castleton train station is two miles from the Middleton Campus and there are regular buses to Middleton or Manchester that take ten minutes to reach the Middleton Campus.

The Rochdale Campus is three miles from junction 20, M62. Follow signs to Rochdale town centre.

Trams run into the Rochdale Interchange in the town centre, a five minute walk from the campus.

Bus

Rochdale train station, with frequent connections to Leeds, Bradford and Manchester, is a ten minute walk from the Rochdale Campus through the town centre.

The number 17 bus runs regularly between Manchester and Rochdale stopping at the top of the drive at Middleton Campus.

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Rail

Bus Frequent buses operate to Rochdale Interchange, which is in the town centre. The Rochdale Campus is a five minute walk from the transport interchange.


...animals call Hopwood Hall home

A brighter future is closer than you think

From meerkats to stick insects our Life Sciences staff and students look after our animals 365 days a year.

www.hopwood.ac.uk

Highest achievement rate for vocational Level 2 in Greater Manchester 2017/18

FREE gym membership available to all students

...is what we’ve invested in 5 years

£10.8 million...

This means our students have the best resources and learning environment with the latest equipment, machinery and technology! We also have vibrant new social spaces and refectories.

...the sports titles we’ve won in 5 years

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Past students include: Craig Dawon Watford FC Matty Ashton Warrington Wolves RLFC Will Buckley 12 Bolton Wanderers


YOUR FUTURE, it’s our priority. It doesn’t have to be daunting. We will help you every step of the way to get the most out of your time at Hopwood Hall College. Everything we do at College ties in to how we can help you to get where you want to be, whether that is going to university or moving into employment. Your course, our facilities, enrichment and extracurricular activities are all designed to develop you academically and personally. 13

We’re there for you

Your day

It is very important to us that you feel happy and supported throughout your time at college. You will have a Student Support Tutor (SST) who will help you to succeed, both in your studies and personally. Your SST will be a really important contact for you throughout your time at College. SST’s are committed to your progress and development and are on hand to help you at all times.

Life at college may be a little different from what you’re used to at school. Classes are usually smaller and you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to choose from a range of study programmes which will allow you to focus on what you really enjoy.

You’ll attend regular development sessions with your SST, this is your chance to talk about any welfare or personal issues you may have. No question is too small and no problem too big – confidential advice and support is what they do best.

Exceptional staff, exceptional students We believe that exceptional teaching and learning begins with exceptional staff. Together with our talented and hard-working students they make up our successful and thriving college community.

You’ll be given responsibility for your own learning and studies, but don’t let that worry you - you’ll have Academic Tutors and Student Support Tutors to help keep you on track every step of the way. Your day will be full with a timetable that will be made up of classes, tutorials, enrichment options, work experience and private study time. There are iLearn Centres on both campuses which you can use to complete assignments on site, cafes to catch up with friends and enrichment activities to fill your free time. You won’t be short of things to keep you busy and help you to live college life to the full.

Investing in you We continue to invest in our facilities across both college sites to ensure that all students have access to the very best equipment and resources to help them succeed. We keep our facilities and equipment up to date to reflect the developments in industry and business.


How do I apply? Step 1: Choose We offer a huge range of exciting courses. All you need to do is browse through, choose your course then check the entry requirements (see our guide to entry requirements on pg 118).

Priority Application Deadline Friday 6th December 2019*

Pre-entry careers advice is available to applicants by telephoning 0161 643 7560, emailing enquiries@hopwood.ac.uk or by attending one of our open days.

*Applications will still be accepted after this date

Step 2: Apply

Do we have your correct contact details?

Apply online at www.hopwood.ac.uk, it’s quick, easy and secure. Application forms are also available on request. Don’t leave it too late as our courses are really popular and fill up fast! We’ll confirm we’ve received your application by text and by email.

Step 3: Interview Once you’ve submitted your online application, check for texts and emails regularly. You’ll receive a letter inviting you to interview, the interview provides the opportunity to make sure you are suited to the course and, more importantly, that the course is suited to you.

We communicate with applicants on a regular basis via text and email. Let us know if your details change by emailing enquiries@hopwood.ac.uk

It also gives you a chance to get a feel for the college, meet the tutors and have your questions answered.

New Starter Day Step 4: Offer After your interview you will be made a conditional offer. This means that you have a guaranteed place as long as you get the GCSE grades needed for that level of course.

Tuesday 30 June 2020 Once you’ve had a conditional offer from us register online for your place at: www.newstarterday2020. eventbrite.co.uk

Step 5: Enrolment In August you will receive a reminder about the enrolment date for your course. Once you have received your results, just come in to confirm your place and you will receive the information you need to start in September 2020!

GCSE results day Thursday 20 August 2020

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ENRICHMENT Make the most of your time: your college experience is about more than what you learn in the classroom.

Opportunities experienced by our students include: • Enjoy campfire cooking in our Woodland Experience sessions. • Try out our yoga and meditation classes (both campuses) • Join the Reading and Relaxation group (both campuses) • Retro Gaming - enjoy timeless classics such as Streetfighter and Mariokart and traditional board games too.

Whilst success on your course is our priority, we recognise that there are many ways we can help you to stand out from the crowd and shine as an individual. This is why we offer a whole range of activities and opportunities for you to enjoy alongside your course. We understand that when it comes to enrichment it’s never a case of ‘one size fits all’ so we’ve developed a lively programme of activities for you to enjoy with something to suit all learner styles and interests. It’s a great way of making new friends. There will be lots of opportunities for you to experience something new, indulge your passions and develop your skills outside of your studies. Our enrichment activities enhance your core programme of study and help you to enjoy, achieve and make a positive contribution to life at college.

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• Get involved in raising much needed funds for our Charity of the Year by joining in with our annual Community Fun Day. • Try your hand at kayaking (Middleton campus)


• Achieve a DofE Award - The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities alike.

• Get back to nature with a visit to our animals at Smallbridge (our very own farm at Middleton campus) and home to hundreds of different species including our favourites, the meerkats! • Take part in the Duke of York’s Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) - a national project that helps you badge your brilliance. Through a series of online challenges and events, you can win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and gain nationally recognised awards that help you stand out from the crowd. • Educational visits and residential trips. • A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand. Sport and exercise are a great way to maintain your well-being and boost your energy levels, take full advantage of our outstanding sports facilities:

• Make the most of your free gym membership at the Middleton campus Sports Arena. Here you can access a whole range of free fitness classes from Metafit to Circuit Training and Bootcamp, enjoy a packed timetable of gym activities or simply use the fantastic range of equipment to increase your fitness levels and keep in shape. As well as the Sports Arena, there are 4G football pitches, rugby pitches, high specification, purpose built Sports Halls and a specialised, fully equipped sports therapy room.

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IT’S YOUR COLLEGE,

your voice is important to us. When it comes to Learner Voice, Hopwood Hall is a place where you don’t have to be noisy for your voice to be heard. We encourage you to find your voice and have your say. We value your feedback and do our best to listen and respond to what you say. We give you a voice through: • Tutorials • Principal’s Question Time • The Student Cabinet - run by students for students, its aim is to make the College the best place to be and to represent the views of all students. It is run by Student Representatives who do lots of things, from collecting learner feedback and representing learner views to running events about issues that are important to students • Student Surveys • The Learner Voice Conference

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Learner Voice Conference

.• Learner engagement activities such as focus weeks • Student representation on key college forums e.g. Equality & Diversity Group • Representation on local and national Learner Voice panels • Being elected as a Student Governor

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Learner Voice Conference


English and Maths support - help is on hand to achieve the essentials you need for your future. Employers, universities and the government require all young people to have a good command and understanding of English and Maths. We are committed to supporting you to continually improve these skills. We have lots of additional support on offer to help you to develop your English and Maths skills during your time at Hopwood Hall College.

If you have not already achieved a minimum grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths you will need to continue to work towards achieving them alongside your other courses. We offer a range of Functional Skills and GCSE qualifications in both English and Maths and will work with you to find the best route to achieving these core qualifications whilst you

are with us. Whatever your level of confidence or qualification point of entry, we will do our very best to make sure you reach your full potential in English and Maths.

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ALUMNI

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We are very proud of our students and former students. Many of our alumni have gone on to bright futures. We believe that coming to Hopwood Hall College is just the start of what is an enduring connection to our very special college.

Pippa Ellis

Amelia Woodhouse

Keiran Cullinan

Level 3 Hair & Beauty High School - Hollingworth Academy

Level 3 Travel & Tourism High School - Failinge Park High School

Level 3 IT High School – Broad Oak High School

Pippa moved to Hopwood Hall after starting A-Levels and never looked back. Since studying, she has travelled the world as a Beauty Therapist with Steiner Cruises and is now studying at university.

Amelia dreamed of travelling the world working in cabin crew since she was a little girl. Through hard work in her studies and guidance from her tutors, she achieved that dream and now flies with Jet2.

Kieran showed a keen eye for enterprise during his studies. He applied everything he learned in the classroom into building his own Esports company - Vortex Entertainment.

“I’m glad I made the decision to study at Hopwood Hall College. My tutors offered amazing support and set me on the path to university where I’ll learn even more advanced professional treatments.”

“For me, college was a big highlight in my life. Hopwood Hall College allows people to be individuals and I loved every single bit of it. I’d go back tomorrow if I could.”

“If you want to study computers, networking or web design and you want a career in this industry, then IT courses are ideal. It allowed me to create my company whilst studying and I now operate in the UK and abroad with Vortex.”


As well as being a place where lives are transformed through the power of education, our College is a place where lifelong friendships are made and memories are formed. For more information and to read more about our alumni visit: www.hopwood.ac.uk/about/alumni Here are just a few of our alumni success stories:

Jasper Kiragga

Dione Whalley

Level 3 Fitness Academy High School - The Radclyffe School

Level 3 Applied Science High School – Oasis Academy

After leaving with a number of qualifications, Jasper worked in the fitness industry before joining the Royal Marines.

Dione was a big fan of the practical nature of her science course. She found learning about diseases and the effects of chemicals on the human body fascinating and now studies Medical Science at The University of Chester.

“Whilst studying I learnt the mantra ‘aim to be better than yourself yesterday’. Your aspirations don’t just happen, they require hard work and application. If you sit there waiting for a miracle to happen, it won’t. You have to pursue your dreams without hesitation, if you don’t do it nobody will.”

“I hope to one day work as a Doctor in A&E. Studying at Hopwood Hall College has given me so much knowledge to make the steps towards this and best prepare me for university and beyond.”

Ilyas Bensouna Level 3 Mechanical Engineering High School – ITI Vittorio Emanuele III (Italy) After meeting the tutors and seeing the College’s engineering facilities (and hearing about the free gym membership), Iliass knew he wanted to study Mechanical Engineering. “Because of Hopwood Hall, the guidance I received and the hard work I put in, I now study Mechanical Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. My aim is to work in automotive development and my dream is to one day work in Formula 1.”

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Your future: Where will your course take you? We recognise that making the choice about what to study after school is often just the start of your career journey, and where those studies will take you is just as important. We can help you reach your goals or even discover them if you are not sure what you want to do just yet. There are plenty of exciting options to choose from. You could progress on to another course or Apprenticeship or even study at university level at the College. Or you might choose to apply to university or find a job. Whatever your choice is, we will give you support to make your decision. With courses available from Entry Level to Degree Level, we have a wide choice of progression opportunities to help you move from one level to the next as you complete your course or training. Also, our excellent industry links, extracurricular opportunities and high quality facilities and resources give you the knowledge and experiences at college which will make you stand out from the crowd at interview.

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Talk to us Whilst at College you can visit our Careers Team who will help you make informed decisions about your future. There will be the opportunity to obtain personal advice and guidance, as well as group sessions through the Aspirations, Careers and Employability programme (ACE) which runs throughout the year. All learners will have an ‘ACE Tutor’ who will deliver this programme. You will also get plenty of career support at college with information on how to write a personal statement, apply to college or university, find a job or Apprenticeship, take a gap year and more. Whatever help you need to plan your future, the Careers Team and your ACE Tutors are here to support you.


Find out more… Choosing what to do next can be confusing but we can help with information and advice every step of the way. You can get help and advice by: Talk to our Student Support Team Our dedicated team are trained to give you advice and guidance about the College and help you make sense of all the choices. They can talk to you about the subject area you are interested in, your long term career goals, what exam grades you expect to get and all things college related. Out team visit schools regularly so please say hello at your next school careers fair or when we come to present college options at your school.

Come to one of our Open Events You can come along to our Open Events to talk to the experts on the different subjects, chat to the College Careers Team as well as the Student Support and College Advice Teams, have your questions

answered regarding travel and see our outstanding facilities. The events cover all subjects . See page 116 for dates and be sure to keep an eye on the College website and social media channels for more details.

Going online and exploring ‘PATHWAYS’ Our website has lots of information about what to expect at college and detailed course information. It also houses ‘Pathways’, our fantastic careers tool, within the course search function. This enables you to easily explore the career opportunities that each course can lead to. It’s a great way of investigating your career choices. It gives you a clear picture of what each job involves and the salary you can expect to earn, qualifications and experience you will need to enter and progress in your chosen careers. It provides real insights - not just statistics and numbers - including over 800 videos of real people talking about their real jobs. It also links with live job vacancies for each occupation allowing you to make a very informed course choice. You can also view our photos on Instagram, (hopwoodhallcollege) watch videos about us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter (@hopwoodhall) or ‘Like’ our Facebook page (@hopwoodhall) to find out about what’s happening in our college community and keep in touch with us.

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Your Student Support Services

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CAREERS ADVICE

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM

STUDENT & COLLEGE SERVICES

Our Careers Team is always on hand on campus to ensure you have all the information, advice and guidance you need to make the right choices about your future. This could be applying for university, an Apprenticeship or starting a career. They can help you with:

Helping you to feel safe and supported

The Student and College Services team at Hopwood Hall College are here to help you get the best out of your time with us. They can help you with:

• Choosing the right programme to match your skills and abilities • Help in researching Higher Education courses and applying through UCAS • Preparing for interviews for Higher Education and employment • Job searching, CV writing and applications • Advice on volunteering opportunities to improve employability

The Student Support Team helps to create a safe and inclusive environment where the needs of learners are appropriately identified and supported. The team include specialist staff who can support with pastoral, social and welfare issues, safeguarding and counselling, ensuring that students can access and fully participate in college life.

We put the wellbeing and safety of our students first. We have a dedicated Student Support Team who work closely with tutors to ensure that you have the best experience and get the most out of your time at college.

WORK EXPERIENCE

YOUR STUDENT SUPPORT TUTOR (SST)

We are committed to developing your employability skills through a range of collegeled activities including work experience. This work experience will vary from course to course, typically you will undertake a placement for at least one week during the academic year. Work experience can also take place on study days, during college holidays or as part of your course timetable.

When you arrive at Hopwood Hall College you will be allocated a Student Support Tutor who will be your main point of contact throughout your studies. Student Support Tutors are committed to your progress, performance and personal development. They will help you to make the most of your time at college by giving you support, guidance and lots of encouragement.

Our dedicated Work Experience Team will work with you to prepare you for the world of work and for your next steps after college.

The team can provide advice, information and guidance on anything that may be concerning you or affecting your learning or personal life. No question is too small and no problem too big, confidential advice and support is what they do best. As part of your studies the SST will deliver a one hour personal development session to support you.

• Course information • Admissions related enquiries • Financial support enquiries • Information on purchasing kit and stationery • Advice on enrolment and funding including Advanced Learning Loans • Signposting to other college services

ACE TUTORIALS You will have an ‘ACE Tutor’ who will deliver a weekly tutorial session as part of the ‘Aspirations, Careers and Employability Programme’. Your Ace Tutor will be your key point of contact for your academic targets and will help to develop and enhance your employability skills. They will motivate, support and help make sure you are on track to achieve success and progress.


ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT Helping you make the best start to college life possible To help you reach your potential we offer a dedicated, highly qualified and experienced Learning Support Team to provide assistance to learners who have specific needs or requirements, such as: • Learning difficulties and/or disabilities • Blind and partially sighted learners • Deaf learners and those with hearing impairments • Learners with a physical disability or mobility needs • Medical conditions • Social Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) Please let us know on your application form if you have any specific needs so that we can ensure a member of the team is present at your interview.

WORKING TOGETHER: LINKING WITH PARENTS/CARERS At Hopwood Hall College the safety and wellbeing of learners is our key priority. We focus on providing high quality teaching, learning and tutoring which meets the needs and aspirations of learners. We believe that by working in partnership with parents/guardians we have the best opportunity to support the personal development and success of each of our learners.

Parents or guardians are kept informed of your progress through parent’s evenings. We also have an online Parent Portal that is accessible 24/7 to help keep track of a student’s progress while studying with us. It includes information on attendance, plus grades awarded for each practical assessment and written assignment. Parents are welcome to contact your Student Support Tutor at any time with any concerns or questions they may have. It’s also worth noting that all our students can get a free breakfast before 9am.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY Hopwood Hall College celebrates equality and diversity irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender identity and social economic background. We seek to ensure that no member of the College community receives less favourable treatment on any of these grounds. Equal opportunities are available to every student at Hopwood Hall.

SAFEGUARDING Safeguarding is a key priority for Hopwood Hall College and all concerns will be treated seriously with support put in place where needed. We have a team of well-trained Designated Safeguarding Officers and Student Support Tutors who will work with internal staff and external agencies to ensure a safe learning culture across the College.

FINANCE AND FEES: MONEY MATTERS College course fees are made up of several elements including tuition fees and exam fees and the cost depends on your age, prior qualifications and personal circumstance. As a 16 year old school leaver you qualify for free tuition, you won’t be charged any fees during your course. Contact 0161 643 7560 for further information. If you are reading this as a parent and you are considering returning to education as a mature student it’s worth noting that, due to funding changes, most learners aged 24+ have to pay in full for their course. If you wish to study at Level 3 or above, you can pay for your course using an Advanced Learning Loan. Our advisors can help you submit your application and explain how it works, but essentially you won’t start making repayments until you are earning over £25,000.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT We think that everyone has the right to further education and training. We are committed to supporting learners to achieve their full potential and may be able to offer financial support to help students who are experiencing hardship with costs associated with college. We have a number of financial support packages, funded by the Government, that are available to assist students who are experiencing financial hardship. The funds are to enable you to participate and remain in education and can assist with course costs such as travel, equipment, childcare and lunch. Please visit the financial support page on our website for detailed information and how to apply: www.hopwood.ac.uk/financial-support

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We place the student at the heart of all that we do,

Katie Fitzgerald

Ben Jackson

Ben Forster

Studying Special Makeup Effects for TV & Film at The University of Bolton My tutors always supported me on my course, not just with classwork but with anything I had going on in life that I needed help with. It made me feel secure and able to achieve.

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Office Manager Apprentice for Laing O’Rourke at Manchester Airport Hopwood Hall was much more than just about learning on a course. I developed on a personal level much more during my time there than I have at any other point in my life, it was a big part in making me who I am.

Studying Performance Analysis & Coaching at the University of Salford My favourite bit of studying Sport was the trip to Portugal and the friends I made on the rugby team. The course was great but these memories and the people I will never forget.


helping ensure the best possible student experience.

Oliver Lee

Studying Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Hopwood Hall College

The success and the experiences I had with the Football Academy will stay with me for life. My coaches inspired me and the friends I made are lifelong, my time at Hopwood was the best I have had in education.

Summira Khan

Emma Walters

Studying at the University of Salford Coming from a different background, I received a lot of weird looks studying a sports course. But the tutors and my classmates were brilliant and I loved my time at Hopwood, I enjoyed it much more than school and had some really good times.

Pastry Chef at Nutters Restaurant My personality really changed whilst studying at Hopwood Hall. I came to the College with a stutter and was initially hesitant to speak to people. Now, because of my tutors and the College’s environment, I’m a new woman and I feel confident enough to tell anyone my thoughts and opinions.

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Apprenticeships

STUDYING AN APPRENTICESHIP Studying towards an apprenticeship is a three way commitment between your employer, us and you (the apprentice).

Ready to start work? An apprenticeship could be for you. An apprenticeship is a great way to earn money whilst gaining industry experience in the workplace and studying at the same time.

Apprentice • Work min 30 hours per week • Study towards your qualification • Attend college classes • Complete English and Maths

At Hopwood Hall College we support you at every step of your apprenticeship, we work with a range of employers from lots of different industries so we can find the right placement for you.

BENEFITS OF HOPWOOD HALL APPRENTICESHIPS • Choose from a wide range of roles within different industries • Earn a wage whilst you learn • Gain specialist skills through hands on experience • Excellent career progression • One to one learning with a work based tutor • Receive on the job training by industry professionals • Develop transferrable skills • Gain a qualification recognised by industry

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Employer • Employs you in a related role to undertake the training and gain experience • Provides a workplace mentor to support you as an apprentice • Work closely with us to support your learning

Apprenticeships @Hopwood • Work with you to find suitable employment • Coach and mentor you • Provide classroom training / tutorials • Provide additional learning support if needed • Work closely with your employer


PROGRESS YOUR CAREER

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

Apprenticeships are available from level 2 - 5 depending on the job role, previous qualifications and experience. There is now the opportunity to progress in your career without the costs of student loans.

We offer a range of Apprenticeships in the following areas:

Apprenticeship programmes are offered at three different levels Intermediate Apprenticeship • Level 2 • 12-18 months • Equivalent to 5 GCSEs grade 4 and above Advanced Apprenticeship • Level 3 • 18-48 months • Equivalent to 2 A-levels Higher Apprenticeship • Levels 4, 5, 6, 7 • 24 months+ • Equivalent to foundation degree level+

• Accounting • Adult Care • Adult Care Leadership (Higher Apprenticeship) • Bricklayer • Business Administration • Carpentry and Joinery (Site) • Commis Chef • Customer Service • Electrician Installation and Maintenance • Engineering Operative • Engineering Technician • Fire Emergency and Security • Facilities Management • Facilities Operative • Hospitality • IT Application Specialist • Motor Vehicle • Plasterer • Plumbing and Domestic Technician • Production Chef • Professional Accounting / Taxation (Higher Apprenticeship) • Property Maintenance • Plumbing and Central Heating • Senior Chef Production Cooking • Software Development Technician • Team Leader/Supervisor

HOW TO APPLY

EMPLOYER LINKS

Applying for an apprenticeship is easy. You can apply via our website, our team is here to help you every step of the way.

Hopwood Hall is proud to be working alongside some of the borough’s leading employers including:

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Visit www.hopwood.ac.uk/ search-apprenticeships • Select the sector you want to work in • Select the apprenticeship you wish to study • Complete the online application form and select a time suited to meet the team

Sania Akhtar Studied: Level 2 Business Admin Apprenticeship Now: Promoted to full time Service Coordinator at Sudlows “The support I received from the tutors and the Apprenticeships team at Hopwood was really good throughout my apprenticeship and really helped me develop. They helped to pair me with a quality employer like Sudlows and definitely set me on the right career path.”

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Sector Apprenticeship Level (Min) Day Release Entry Requirements Duration /College Attendance

Assistant Accountant

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GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

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Business Administrator

3

18

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GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

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Customer Service Practitioner

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12

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GCSE English and Maths Grade 3 or above

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Business & Professional

Facilities Operative

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12

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GCSE English and Maths Grade 3 or above

Y

Facilities Management

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16

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GCSE English and Maths Grade 3 or above

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Team Leading

3

16

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GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

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Professional Accounting

4

16

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Business Administration

2

12

N

GCSE English and Maths Grade 3 or above

N

Commis Chef

2

12

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Catering & Hospitality

Hospitality Team Member

2

12

N

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Hospitality Supervisor

3

12

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Senior Chef Production Cooking

3

18

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Adult Care Worker

2

12

N

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Care Leadership

5

24

N

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

N

Lead Adult Care Worker

3

24

N

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Bricklayer

2

30

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 3 or above

Y

Carpentry & Joinery

2

18

Y

E&M Grade 1 and above

Y

Carpentry & Joinery

3

18

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Electrical Installation / Maintenance

3

48

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Fire Emergency and Security Systems

3

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Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Motor Vehicle and Repair

3

36

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Auto care Technician

2

30

N

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Plasterer

3

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Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

N

Plumbing and Heating

2

24

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Plumbing and Heating

3

24

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

Property Maintenance Operative

2

24

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

IT & Computing

Software Development Technician

3

16

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

IT User Skills

3

12

N

GCSE English and Maths Grade 3 or above

N/A

Engineering & Manufacturing

Engineering Operative

2

12

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 3 or above

Y

Engineering Technician

3

42

Y

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above

Y

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End Point Assessment

Health & Care

Construction /Trades


STUDENT CABINET Hello and welcome from the Student Cabinet. We are a group of learners from each curriculum area that have been selected to work within the College with senior managers and with external agencies in the community. We each have specific responsibilities for an area within the College.

Our main role is to represent the voice of students and to provide a support mechanism for other learners. We are here for you and we will work to help improve the College for all future students. We think Hopwood Hall College is a great place to study, develop and get involved in really exciting projects and activities throughout the year. We hope that you will enjoy your experience here!

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(Rated 5* on Trip Advisor) The restaurant is open Tuesday-Friday during term time serving lunch and evening gourmet meals, watch out for special theme nights too.

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Working as part of the University of Arts London (UAL) qualification, these courses are designed for learners who have a true passion and curiosity for all aspects of performing arts. Students will have the opportunity to develop their performance skills in a vocational context, where they will practically apply their skills in rehearsal and at external events that directly relate to the industry. Professional portfolios will be created by the students during their study which will be essential for future progression in either higher education or an industry placement .

Diploma in Performing and Production Arts 1 year - Level 2 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

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The Level 2 course has a strong focus on the practical application of acquired skills and the course is assessed through a combination of internal and external tasks. Level 3 is a predominantly practical course with an emphasis on the application of discipline skills through rehearsal, performance and reflection. Course content: • Up to four in house performances a year • Music, sound and lighting production • Devising theatre • Aerial acrobatics

• Acting technique and performance • Dance technique and performance • Physical theatre technique and performance • Working from script • Staging techniques • Contextual research • Stage craft for performance • Vocal and singing technique and performance • Workshop leadership • Various workshops from external professionals

Acting Performance

Dance Performance

2 years - Level 3

2 years - Level 3

Location: Middleton campus

Location: Middleton campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

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Your learning ladder Level 4: HNC Games Development, HNC Film Level 3: Performing Arts Art & Design, Graphic Design, Games Development, Media Production Level 2: Performing Arts, Art & Design, Graphics Design, Media Production, Games Development

Employment opportunities

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people in the workforce in the region Typical job roles include: Arts producer, playwright, dancer, actor/actress, choreographer, Theatre Management, director, broadcast presenter, crew member, theatre marketing, drama therapist.

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The range of Brickwork programmes available allow various entry points depending on your prior knowledge and experience from level 1 through to level 3. Our Brickwork programmes are designed to provide you with the insight and skills that will enable you to pursue a career in this key area of construction. Our programmes are aimed at learners wishing to become qualified in their field and progress onto an apprenticeship while working towards becoming a fully qualified bricklayer. Learners are taught in new, bespoke workshops and classrooms by industry experienced tutors. You will also undertake work experience within the industry as part of your study programme.

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Course content: • Hands-on practical skills development in Brickwork • Knowledge of building methods and construction • Safe working practices in construction • Structural and decorative brickwork • Repair and maintain masonry structures • Complex masonry structures • Setting out structures from drawings • Work experience placement in industry

Apprenticeship programme available - see page 29

Construction Certificate in Brickwork

Diploma in Brickwork

Technical certificate in Brickwork

Diploma in Brickwork

1 year Entry Level

1 year Level 1

1 year Level 2

1 year Level 3

Location: Middleton campus

Location: Middleton Campus

Location: Middleton Campus

Location: Middleton Campus

Entry requirements No formal requirements

Entry requirements 2 GCSE grade 3 and above, grade 2 in English and maths

Entry requirements 2 GSCE grade 3 and above in English and maths

Entry requirements 2 GSCE grade 4 and above in English and maths


Your learning ladder Level 3: Diploma in Brickwork Level 2: Brickwork, Apprenticeship Level 1: Brickwork Entry Level: Construction Certificate in Brickwork

Employment opportunities

1.6 million people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Bricklayer/mason, building/civil engineering technician, carpenter, joiner, construction supervisor, motor mechanic, painting contractor, plasterer

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These programmes are designed to provide you with the skills in carpentry and joinery required to pursue a career in this key area of construction. They are designed to provide you with the insight and skills that will enable you to successfully pursue a career, whether you wish to progress into site carpentry or specialise in joinery. These programmes are aimed at individuals wishing to become qualified and experts in their field in order to progress onto an apprenticeship while working towards becoming a fully qualified Carpenter or Joiner. Learners will have the opportunity to work on projects within the local area and will be taught in specialised, industry standard workshops and classrooms by highly experienced

Construction Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery 1 year Entry level Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements No formal requirements

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and passionate tutors. A work experience placement in industry is also an integral element of the programme, developing key employability skills and industry experience.

Apprenticeship programme available - see page 29

Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery 1 year Level 1 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 2 GCSE grade 3 and above, grade 2 in English and Maths

Course content: • Hands-on practical skills development in Carpentry & Joinery • Knowledge of building methods and construction • Safe working practices in construction • Basic woodworking joints • How to maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools • Using carpentry and joinery portable power tools • Work experience placement in industry

Technical certificate in Carpentry and Joinery 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 2 GSCE grade 3 and above in English and Maths

Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery 1 year Level 3 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 2 GSCE grade 3 and above in English and Maths


Your learning ladder Level 3: Apprenticeship or Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery Level 2: Carpentry & Joinery, Construction Skills, Apprenticeship Level 1: Construction Skills

Employment opportunities

1.6 million people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Bricklayer/mason, building/civil engineering technician, carpenter, joiner, construction supervisor, motor mechanic, painting contractor, plasterer

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The range of Electrical Installation programmes provide an ideal route into the Electrical Installation sector whether you are aspiring to become an Electrician within the domestic or industrial fields. There are a number of programmes depending on your existing knowledge and experience, which range from level 1 through to level 3. If you are looking to engage in a career in the electrical industry, these programmes will enable you to develop the necessary hands-on skills, knowledge and experience to do this. Progression into higher level technical pathways through apprenticeships or Higher Education routes would enable learners to further develop career prospects within what is a rapidly evolving and exciting sector.

You will gain an invaluable insight into the electrical and building services industries, which will be further underpinned by a work experience placement with an approved business, ensuring you develop employability skills essential to your career development. The specialist workshops and training areas are all designed and equipped to industry standards and you will be supported by a team of highly experienced and passionate tutors.

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Course content: • Lighting circuits • Rings and radials (sockets) • Health and safety in building services • Scientific principles • Cooker circuits • Shower circuits • 18th edition consumer unit installations • Single and three phase motors and associated starters • Generators including micro generation theory • Data circuit points • SWA Sub-mains • Containment systems; trunking, conduit and tray • Various wiring systems and types and associated applications

Diploma in Electrical Installation

Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation

Diploma in Electrical Installation

1 year Level 1

1 year Level 2

1 year Level 3

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements No formal requirements, places are offered subject to successful interview.

Entry requirements Successful completion of the level 1 programme and achievement of Functional Skills in English and Maths at level 1 or GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths.

Entry requirements Successful completion of level 2 and GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths.


Your learning ladder Level 4: HNC/HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering Level 3: Electrical Installation, Apprenticeship Level 2: Electrical Installation, Apprenticeship Level 1: Electrical Installation

Employment opportunities

1.3 million people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Engineering technician, aircraft fitter, process technician, energy plant operative, computer technician, plumber, heating engineer, sheet metal worker

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The range of Engineering programmes on offer enables you to identify the pathway which is most closely aligned to your particular technical interests and career aspirations. There are a number of vocational and technical programmes to choose from depending on your prior knowledge and experience at either level 2 or level 3. These programmes will enable you to develop the necessary hands-on skills, knowledge and experience in order to progress into higher level technical pathways through either an apprenticeship or Higher Education (HNC/ FdEng/BSc/BEng) route, enabling learners to further develop their career prospects within what is a rapidly evolving and exciting field. Our specialist workshops, labs and facilities are all designed and equipped to industry standards and you will be supported by a team of highly experienced and passionate tutors. Examples of pathways you will have the opportunity to study include:

Mechanical • Manufacturing • Fabrication and Welding • CAD/CAM • Systems Maintenance Electrical/Electronic • HV systems and distribution • System Design • Digital Principles • Electronic components Advanced Technologies • System Control and Automation • Microprocessors • Robotics • Mechatronics • AI

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Employment opportunities

1.3 million people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Engineering technician, aircraft fitter, process technician, energy plant operative, computer technician, plumber, heating engineer, sheet metal worker

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The electrical/electronic programmes are developed for learners who are interested in the digital world around us which includes; automation, programming, analogue and digital communication systems, CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping. The focus on core disciplines within engineering provides our Learner with the knowledge and hand-on skills needed to develop and build a successful career within the engineering sectors.

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Course content:

Work experience and placement within industry is integral to all programmes to further underpin the development of essential employability skills.

• Electrical power and further electrical power • Electrical and electronic principles • Combinational and sequential logic • Utilisation of electrical energy • Health and safety in the workplace and engineering environment • Communications for engineering technicians • Maths for technicians • Using CAD techniques in engineering • Interpreting and using engineering information

Technical Certificate in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Foundation Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic in Engineering

1 year Level 2

1 year Level 3

1/2 year Level 3

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements Functional Skills in English and maths at level 1 or GCSEs grade 3 or above in English and Maths

Entry requirements GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths

Entry requirements Successful completion of a Foundation Diploma in Engineering and/or GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths


Your learning ladder Level 4: HNC/HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Employment opportunities

1.3 million people currently employed within the industry

Level 3: Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Typical job roles include: Engineering technician, aircraft fitter, process technician, energy plant operative, computer technician, plumber, heating engineer, sheet metal worker

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The mechanical programmes are developed for learners who are interested in the technological world around us which includes; design, manufacturing, maintenance and the engineering environment. The focus on core disciplines within engineering provides learners with the knowledge and hand-on skills needed to develop and build a successful career within the engineering sectors. Work experience and placement within industry is integral to all programmes to further underpin the development of essential employability skills.

Course content: • Working in engineering environments • Principles of engineering technology • Manual tool and equipment skills • Manufacturing processes • Health and safety principles within engineering disciplines • Product fabrication • Welding • Technical Drawing • CAD/CAM

L2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (7682) 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths however, offer is subject to successful interview.

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L2 Certificate and Diploma in Engineering (2850) 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grades 4 or above to include English and Maths

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L3 Diploma in Engineering (2850) 1 year Level 3 Location: Middleton Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grades 4 or above to include English and Maths and level 2 Cert/Diploma in engineering (2850)

Foundation Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

1 year Level 3

1/2 years

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths

Entry requirements Successful completion a Foundation Diploma in Engineering and/or GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths

Level 3


Your learning ladder Level 3: Engineering Level 2: Performing Engineering Operations

Employment opportunities

1.3 million people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Engineering technician, aircraft fitter, process technician, energy plant operative, computer technician, plumber, heating engineer, sheet metal worker

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The range of Motor vehicle programmes allows various entry points depending on prior knowledge and experience from level 1 through to level 3. If you are keen to embark on a career within the motor vehicle industry, these programmes will enable you to develop the necessary hands-on skills, knowledge and experience. Progression into higher level technical pathways through apprenticeships or Higher Education routes enables learners to further develop career prospects within this exciting sector.

L1 Diploma / Award in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 1 year Level 1 Location: Middleton Entry requirements No formal requirements, however offer is subject to successful interview.

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You will gain an invaluable insight into the Automotive industries, which will be further underpinned by a work experience placement in industry, ensuring you develop employability skills essential to your career development. The specialist workshops and training areas are all designed and equipped to industry standards and you will be supported by a team of highly experienced and passionate tutors.

L2 Vehicle Fast Fit 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton Entry requirements Successful completion of the level 1 programme and achievement of Functional Skills in English and maths at Entry 3 or GCSEs grade 2 or above in English and Maths

Course content: • Health and Safety • Chassis Systems • Engine systems • Transmission systems • Electrical and Electronic systems • Inspect and service vehicle • Diagnostic and complex diagnostic systems

Apprenticeship programme available - see page 29

L2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

L2 Technical Certificate in Automotive Technology

L3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

1 year Level 2

1 year Level 2

1 year Level 3

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements Successful completion of the level 1 programme and achievement of Functional Skills in English and maths at level 1 or GCSEs grade 3 or above in English and Maths

Entry requirements GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths

Entry requirements Successful completion of the level 2 programme and achievement of GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths


Your learning ladder Level 3: Vehicle Maintenance, Apprenticeship Level 2: Vehicle Maintenance, Fast Fit, Automotive Technology, Level 1: Vehicle Maintenance

Employment opportunities

1.6 million people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Bricklayer/mason, building/civil engineering technician, carpenter, joiner, construction supervisor, motor mechanic, painting contractor, plasterer

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These diverse construction programmes enable you to try your hand at a variety of different construction and building disciplines whilst developing your practical skills and insight into the construction industry. You will study brickwork, carpentry, painting and decorating, plastering, plumbing, tiling and a variety of outdoor maintenance activities. These programmes are particularly suitable for individuals who are looking for an introduction to the construction industry and who aren’t sure which specialist areas they wish to follow. Learners are taught in new, bespoke workshops and classrooms by industry experienced tutors. It is anticipated that you would look to specialise in a particular field on completion of your programme, which could be through a full time study or apprenticeship route.

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THIS COURSE IS A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO A NUMBER OF TRADES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Construction Certificate in Multi-skills

Diploma in Multi-skills

1 year Entry level

1 year Level 1

Location: Middleton Campus

Location: Middleton Campus

Entry requirements No formal requirements

Entry requirements 2 GSCE grade 3 and above grade 2 in English and maths

• Bricklaying Skills • Carpentry & Joinery skills • Painting & Decorating skills • Plastering skills • Plumbing Skills • Tiling Skills • Safe working practices • Knowledge of building methods and construction • Groundworks/paving/fencing • Outdoor maintenance projects • Work experience placement in industry


Your learning ladder Level 3: Brickwork, Plastering, Painting & Decorating, Apprenticeship Level 2: Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Plastering, Painting & Decorating, Apprenticeship Level 1: Construction Skills, Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Plastering, Painting & Decorating Entry Level: Multi Skills

Employment opportunities

1.6 million people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Bricklayer/mason, building/civil engineering technician, carpenter, joiner, construction supervisor, motor mechanic, painting contractor, plasterer

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These programmes are aimed at learners who wish to pursue a career in painting and decorating, or want to work in the industry and specialise in decorative effects and spraying. You can also progress through an apprenticeship route and work towards becoming a qualified painter and decorator

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These programmes will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression. Students will have the opportunity to work with real life clients within the local area on projects. Learners are taught in new, bespoke workshops and classrooms by industry experienced tutors. You will learn the techniques of decorative effects and the application of paint by spray.

Course content:

Diploma in Painting and Decorating

Technical certificate in Painting and Decorating

Diploma in Painting and Decorating

1year Level 1

1 year Level 2

1 year Level 3

Location: Middleton Campus

Location: Middleton Campus

Location: Middleton Campus

Entry requirements 2 GSCE grade 3 and above grade 2 in English and maths

Entry requirements 2 GSCE grade 3 and above in English and maths

Entry requirements 2 GSCE grade 3 and above in English and maths

• Hands-on practical skills development in Painting & Decorating • Knowledge of building methods and construction • Safe working practices in construction • Apply foundation, plain and specialist wall coverings • Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms • Prepare common surfaces types for decoration • Produce standard and specialist decorative effects • Application of architectural features • Work experience placement in industry


Employment opportunities

1.6 million people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Bricklayer/mason, building/civil engineering technician, carpenter, joiner, construction supervisor, motor mechanic, painting contractor, plasterer

Your learning ladder Level 3: Painting & Decorating, Apprenticeship Level 2: Painting & Decorating, Apprenticeship Level 1: Painting and Decorating

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These programmes are aimed at learners who wish to pursue a career in plastering or want to work in the industry. You can also progress through an apprentice route and work towards becoming a qualified plasterer.

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These study programmes will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression. Students will learn, develop and practise their skills to apply a range of internal plasters and external renders including the range of new external renders such as K rend. Learners are taught in new bespoke workshops and classrooms by industry experienced tutors.

Course content:

Diploma in Plastering

Technical Certificate in Plastering

1 year

1 year

Level 1

Level 2

Location: Middleton Campus

Location: Middleton Campus

Entry requirements 2 GSCE grade 3 and above grade 2 in English and maths

Entry requirement 2 GSCE grade 3 and above in English and maths

• Hands-on practical skills development in Plastering • Safe working practices in construction • Knowledge of building methods and construction • Apply plaster materials to internal backgrounds • Form sand and cement screeds • Prepare background surfaces and plaster materials • Produce components from moulds • Fibrous work/running in situ moulds • Work experience placement in industry

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Your learning ladder Level 3: Plastering, Apprenticeship Level 2: Plastering, Apprenticeship Level 1: Construction Skills, Plastering

Employment opportunities

1.6 million people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Bricklayer/mason, building/civil engineering technician, carpenter, joiner, construction supervisor, motor mechanic, painting contractor, plasterer

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The range of Plumbing programmes available allow various entry points depending on prior knowledge and experience from level 1 through to level 3. If you are keen to embark on a career within the plumbing and heating industry, these programmes will enable you to develop the necessary hands-on skills, knowledge and experience. Progression into higher level technical pathways through apprenticeships or Higher Education routes would enable learners to further develop career prospects within this exciting sector. You will gain an invaluable insight into the construction and building services industries, which will be further underpinned by a work experience placement in industry, ensuring you develop employability skills essential to your career development. The specialist workshops and training areas are all designed and equipped to industry standards and you will be supported by a team of highly experienced and passionate tutors.

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Course content: • Common plumbing processes • Cold water systems • Domestic hot water systems • Central heating systems • Health and safety in building services • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing • Sanitation and Drainage systems • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering • Understand how to communicate with others within building services

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Diploma in Plumbing

Technical Certificate in Plumbing

Diploma in Plumbing

1 year Level 1

1 year Level 2

1 year Level 3

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements No formal requirements, however offer subject to successful interview.

Entry requirements Successful completion of the level 1 programme and achievement of Functional Skills in English and maths at level 1 or GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths

Entry requirements Successful completion of level 2 and GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths


Your learning ladder Level 3: Plumbing, Apprenticeship

Employment opportunities

Level 2: Plumbing, Apprenticeship

currently employed within the industry

Level 1: Plumbing, Multi-skilled

1.6 million people Typical job roles include: Bricklayer/mason, building/civil engineering technician, carpenter, joiner, construction supervisor, motor mechanic, painting contractor, plasterer

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This course is aimed at individuals who have strong numeracy and problem solving skills and are looking to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. Learners have a unique opportunity to specialise in accountancy through AAT Level 2 and Level 3. Learners will also gain substantial work experience in year 1 and 2 helping them to successfully progress into employment. In addition to your studies you will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience in an accounts environment for 1 or 2 days per week On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Opportunities for employment may include: • Accounts Assistant • Bookkeeper • Credit Controller • Tax Assistant / Accountant

Course content: • Preparing final accounts (sole trader/partnership) • Cost accounting • Preparing VAT returns • Double entry bookkeeping • Computerised accounts • Spreadsheets • Advanced book keeping • Students will also be expected to undertake a minimum of 2 days work experience per week.

Accounting Academy 1 or 2 years Level 2 & 3 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

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Your learning ladder Level 4: Diploma in Accounting Apprenticeship Level 3: Business Enterprise, Accounting Academy, Travel & Tourism Level 2: Business Enterprise, Travel & Tourism

Employment opportunities

Over 2 million people

currently employed within business and administrative roles and

1.3 million in legal, finance and accounting Typical job roles include: Human resources officer, office manager, administrative officer, housing officer, marketing executive, accounting technician, paralegal, financial account manager, payroll manager, finance officer, legal secretary, overseas resort rep, airline/airport personnel

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These courses are aimed at people with lively and enquiring minds who have an interest in business, including setting up their own. You’ll need to have a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate ideas effectively. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities, often with businesses in the local community. Level 3 course content: • The business environment • Business resources • Business accounting • Starting a small business • Aspects of the legal system and law-making process • Developing teams in business • Customer service • Introduction to marketing • Managing a business event • Business communication • International business

Level 2 course content: • Finance in business • Customer service • Marketing • Introduction to retail • Visual merchandising • Sales and personal selling • Recruitment and selection • Enterprise in the business world • Using business documents • Promoting a brand • Business online Business Enterprise Academy preparatory year 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

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Business Enterprise Academy 2 years Level 3 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

Apprenticeship programme available - see page 29


Your learning ladder Level 3: Business Enterprise, Accounting Academy, Travel & Tourism Level 2: Business Enterprise, Travel & Tourism

Employment opportunities

Over 2 million people

currently employed within business and administrative roles and

1.3 million in legal, finance and accounting Typical job roles include: Human resources officer, office manager, administrative officer, housing officer, marketing executive, accounting technician, paralegal, financial account manager, payroll manager, finance officer, legal secretary, overseas resort rep, airline/airport personnel

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Travel and Tourism is an exciting, challenging and vibrant industry which accounts for over 200 million jobs worldwide and 3 million in the UK. It is a multi-billion pound business and is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, accounting for 1 in 10 jobs in the UK, 21,500 at Manchester Airport alone. Level 2 course content:

Level 3 course content:

• The UK travel and tourism sector • UK travel and tourism destinations • International travel and tourism destinations • The cruise industry • Holiday representatives • Customer service • Organising a travel and tourism study visit • UK visitor attractions

• Marketing • Customer service • Visitor attractions • The travel and tourism industry • The business of travel and tourism • Overseas resort representative • Entertainment for holiday makers • Retail and business travel

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism

BTEC Extended Diploma Travel & Tourism or BTEC Diploma Travel & Tourism (with Cabin Crew and Travel Services)

1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

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2 years Level 3 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

• UK, European and long-haul travel destinations • Events in the hospitality industry • Specialist and responsible tourism The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a one year Diploma instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.


Your learning ladder Level 3: Business Enterprise Academy, Accounting Academy, Travel & Tourism Level 2: Business Enterprise Academy, Travel & Tourism

Employment opportunities

Over 3 million people

currently employed within the UK travel and tourism industry

1.3 million in legal, finance and accounting Typical job roles include: Event management, hospitality management, travel agency and tour operator, cabin crew, airport personnel, overseas representative, various roles on cruise ships

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Our creative art courses are validated by the University of Arts London (UAL) and are a stepping stone into a myriad of creative art and design courses at a higher level of study or employment within Creative Industries. On application you should demonstrate your enthusiasm for the subject area through a current portfolio of work, clearly illustrating your drawing skills and creativity. are lively, innovative and train students in both creative and technical aspects of art.

You will also take part in trips and visits to various galleries and museums, as well as carrying out research on the possibilities of working in the art and design industry. Art and Design courses

You will be given the opportunity to take part in competitions with outside agencies, which in previous years have included Touchstones Art Gallery, Bolton University and a range of local businesses.

Vocational Programme in Art & Design

Extended Certificate in Art & Design

Extended Diploma in Art & Design

1 year Level 2

2 years Level 3

Location: Rochdale campus

Location: Rochdale campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

1 year Level 1 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements Entry Level of Functional Skills English and Maths

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Course content:

Throughout the year you will study a range of disciplines including fine art and textiles and gain knowledge about contemporary art practice and art history. You will learn how to use digital processes in order to enhance your traditional artwork.

As part of a very broad curriculum these courses provide the opportunity to undertake live projects with an emphasis on work related learning.

• Contextual references in art & design • 3D/2D visual communication • Building an art and design portfolio • Working in the art and design industry • Textiles • Graphics • Drawing

• Painting • Printmaking • Surface relief • 3D design, crafts and fine art • Photography • Digital Imaging/Concept Art

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Your learning ladder Level 3: Art & Design, Graphic Design, Games Development, Media Production

Employment opportunities

59,580

people in the workforce in the region Level 2: Art & Design, Graphic Design, Media Production, Games Development, Level 1: Art & Design

Typical job roles include: Artist, Printer, Arts teacher, Art Therapist, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Architect, Fashion Designer, Journalist, Branding and Marketing, Costume Design, Set Design, Photographer, Film Maker, Art Curatorship, Surface pattern and Textiles, VFX, Games Design

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The world of video games is incredibly exciting with many different job roles and career paths. Here at Hopwood, we will provide you with a strong visual and creative base and you’ll have access to four industry standard PC gaming labs with facilities including; a 3D printer, green screen, sound recording suite, Wacom Tablets, Oculus Touch and VIVE VR technology. From the start you will design, develop and make a range of games incorporating both 2D and 3D, producing all assets from the story and characters to sounds, sprites, animations, 3D models and more. You will be encouraged to ‘play’, to experiment, to understand and question the nature of games, expressing your concepts and ideas through personal project work and live briefs using industry standard software and hardware all set within the framework of a games design studio.

Course content: • Games design theory & practice • 2D& 3D games engines • 3D modelling • Texturing, lighting and rendering techniques • 2D & 3D animation • Concept Art/Digital Painting techniques for objects, characters and environments • Computer game story development • CGI & VFX

• Video game SFX • Video game sound track production • Industry Live Briefs The Level 2 course is a one year study programme where you can develop the game making skills needed to create a 2D game. The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a Diploma in one year instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.

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Extended Certificate in Games Development 1 year Level 2 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths Extended Diploma in Games Development 2 years Level 3 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2


Your learning ladder Level 4: HNC Games Development, HNC Film Level 3: Games Development, Media Production, Art & Design, Graphic Design

Employment opportunities

Level 2: Games Development, Media Production, Graphic Design, Art & Design

currently employed within the arts industry

Level 1: Art & Design

529,000 people Typical job roles include: Producer, Marketing managers, Market research analyst, Sales, Game Artist, Level Designer, 3D Generalist, Animator, VFX Artist, Concept Artist, Sound Artist, QA Tester, Game Programmer, Writer,

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These courses are for those who want to develop the skills to enable them to work within the graphic design industry and have a passion for creative work, enjoying creating digital images, designs and photographs. You will work in a professional environment on Apple Mac computers and will be introduced to industry standard software. The Level 2 course is one year and designed to act as an introduction to graphic design, developing your skills with design ideas generation, photography and computer design skills. You will work on graphic design briefs and learn to explore design techniques and processes and bring this into your own work.

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The two year Level 3 course further develops your skills combining technical and creative approaches. Students are encouraged to develop their own individuality whilst working on live design briefs and create exciting, imaginative and professional design work for external clients.

Course content: • Graphic design projects • Computer design using industry standard software • Photography • Typography • Drawing and manipulating images • 3D/2D visual communication

Extended Certificate in Graphic Design

Extended Diploma in Graphic Design

1 year Level 2

2 years Level 3

Location: Rochdale campus

Location: Rochdale campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

• Animation • Mixed media • Presentation skills • Building a professional design portfolio • Industry live briefs


Your learning ladder Level 4: HNC Game Art & Development and HNC Film Level 3: Graphic Design, Art & Design, Games Development, Media Production Level 2: Graphic Design, Art & Design, Media Production, Games Development Level 1: Art & Design

Employment opportunities

529,000 people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Arts producer, Artist, Illustrator, Interior Designer, app/web designer, Graphic Designer, Typographer, Packaging Designer, Digital Marketing, Architect, Set Design, Teacher, Games Designer, Artworker/Visualiser, Sign-maker, photographer

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This course is aimed at people who wish to work in the TV and Film industries. Units focus on the creative and technical aspects of TV and film. When undertaking practical assessments, you are expected to perform to an industry standard and use your own initiative to research required topics. The programme is designed to prepare you for employment in the exciting world of TV and Film and its related industries such as audio production, broadcast, marketing and PR. You will also undertake many industry related enrichment visits such as post production houses, film and TV sets and tours to enhance your learning experience.

Course content: • Short film production • TV studio work • Photography • Audio recording and editing • Radio broadcasting • Radio presenting • Podcasting • Documentary making • Promotional and corporate video project • Video editing • Music video • Stop motion animation • Soundtrack for video production

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Extended Certificate in Creative Media Production 1 year Level 2 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

Extended Diploma in Media Production 2 years Level 3 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2.


Your learning ladder Level 4: HNC Film and HNC Game Art & Development Level 3: Media Production, Games Dev, Art & Design, Graphic Design Level 2: Creative Media, Games Development, Graphic Design, Art & Design Level 1: Art & Design

Employment opportunities

529,000 people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Video Producer, Camera Operator, Post production (visual and audio based), Runner, Floor Manager, Sound design, Boom Operator, Director, Journalist, Blogger, Content Strategist, Art Director, Social Media Specialist

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If your first language is not English and you want to improve your written and spoken English, this course is for you. Covering the four main skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, you will gain nationally recognised qualifications in English language. You also have the opportunity to gain national qualifications in ICT & Maths. In addition, you will learn about UK culture and take part in events to celebrate your own. You’ll also take part in fun competitions to develop job interview skills and entrepreneurial skills, and develop the confidence to live, study and work in the UK successfully.

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ESOL

• Write emails, reviews, reports, job application letters and supporting statements to apply for college courses • Work in sports, IT, accounting, health care and child care, hairdressing • Speak to and understand doctors, work colleagues, teachers and members of the community. • Read and understand information, news, instructions and books • Make friends using English • Develop employability skills • Take part in enrichment opportunities

1 year/2 year depending on assessment Level dependant on assessment Location: Rochdale campus Middleton campus (evening classes) Entry requirements No formal qualifications

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Your learning ladder Level 2: English, GCSE English, Speaking & Listening, Maths, GCSE Maths Level 1: English, Speaking & Listening, Reading, Writing, Maths, ICT, Skills for Life, Employability Skills Entry Level: Functional English, Speaking & Listening, Reading, Writing, Functional Maths, Functional ICT, Stepping Up to Life Skills, Life Skills Plus, Life Skills, Supported Internship, Work Skills

Employment opportunities Once a good level of spoken and written English is attained, you will be able to undertake courses in other areas of the College. Please see individual course pages for details of typical job roles within each industry.

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These courses accommodate learners aged 16-24 who have challenges/barriers to entering education, employment or training. They are designed for students who want to gain some qualifications in a mixture of life, vocational, functional skills, or in a chosen vocational area. Courses are nationally accredited and offer a variety of opportunities including enrichment, work placements, sports, trips, visits and guest speakers. Students will also gain functional skills in English, maths and ICT at an appropriate level. Stepping Up, Life Skills, Life Skills Plus These courses help develop the necessary skills for independence in order to make positive decisions about your future which may or may not involve a working life. Students will also gain functional skills in English, maths and ICT at an appropriate level. Supported Internship This course is for young people, aged 16-25, with an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP). It is designed to develop the necessary skills for employment alongside a job coach. The work experience should be in a place of your interest and aspirations and should

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support ongoing progression to employment, voluntary work or apprenticeships. It includes support with English, maths and digital skills. Work Skills The programme aims to provide a broad learning experience with the development of the personal and social skills you need to access employment. Students will also gain functional skills in English, maths and ICT at an appropriate level.

Pathways to Adulthood This is a study programme that offers a wide range of relevant and practical activities as well as support for young adults with a diverse range of needs, to help them move towards greater understanding. It has been designed specifically for young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities.

Stepping Up 1 year Entry Level 1 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements No formal qualifications Units include • Understanding relationships • Exploring music • Gardening for pleasure • Exploring art • Volunteering • Living in a diverse society • Independent living • Maths & English


Life Skills

Pathways in Adulthood

Life Skills Plus

Work Skills

Supported Internship

1 year Entry Level 2

1 year

1 year Entry Level 2

1 or 2 years Entry Level 3

1 year

Location: Middleton campus

Location: Middleton campus

Entry requirements No formal qualifications.

Entry requirements No formal qualifications.

Age 16-25

Entry Level 1 or Life Skills.

Five aspects • Employability • Good Health • Independent Living • Community Inclusion • Maths & English

Units include • Participation in team activities • Action planning • Building confidence • Dealing with problems at work • Travelling to and from work • Participation in a supported work placement • Maths & English

Entry Level 2 or ability to carry out a work placement.

Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements No formal qualifications Units include • Health & fitness • Using public transport • Accessing helping services • Getting about safely • Making choices • Personal awareness • Working as a volunteer • Maths & English

Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements No formal qualifications. Learners must have EHCP

Your learning ladder Level 2: English, GCSE English, Maths, GCSE Maths, specific vocational course Level 1: English, Maths, ICT, Skills for Life, Employability Skills, specific vocational course Entry Level: Functional English, Functional Maths, Functional ICT, Stepping Up to Life Skills, Life Skills Plus, Life Skills, Supported, Internship, Work Skills

Location: Middleton campus

Units include • E3 Award in Independent Living - Leisure Activities • E3 Award in Skills For Employment, Training and PSD • Drugs and alcohol • Emotional Intelligence • Digital Media • Work experience • Participation in team activities • Outdoor pursuits • Maths & English

Entry requirements Learners need to demonstrate their willingness to achieve sustainable employment and should be able to complete a supported work placement. Units include • Employability skills • Customer service • Communication • Work experience • Maths & English

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These courses are for those who want to gain beauty therapy skills and knowledge, plus industry experience, through working in a realistic salon environment. Students will get the opportunity to develop the skills learned in the training rooms, in our own commercial Riverside Salon and also practice many new treatments within the beauty therapy field. Course content: L2 is the starting point for a career in beauty therapy. It can be a one or two year programme based on IAG and qualifications on entry. It includes:• Beauty retail • Anatomy and physiology • Facial treatments • Manicure & pedicure services • Light cured gel polish • Hair removal • Lash and brow treatments • Make-up application • Tanning

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L3 is the progression route for a career in beauty therapy and spa. It includes:-

L4 will prepare you for further study such as the Foundation Degree course.

• Body massage • Facial and body electrotherapy • Microdermabrasion • Dry spa treatments • Stone therapy

It will also give you an excellent qualification to use when looking for work in the beauty industry.

You will gain both advanced beauty therapy skills and management training which will support you in achieving your career or study goals. It includes: • Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector. • Salon management • Advanced Epilation Techniques • Enhance appearance using micro-pigmentation treatment • Laser and light treatments for hair removal

Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy - Beauty route

Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail

1 year, Level 1

1 year, Level 2

Location Rochdale campus

Location Rochdale campus

Entry requirements No formal requirements

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and E/2 in Maths

Progression Level 2 certificate in beauty retail, Level 2 certificate in make-up artistry, based on achieving the required Level 1 functional skill in English and Maths

Progression Level 2 technical certificate in beauty therapy, based on achieving GCSE English and Maths


Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy

Advanced Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy

Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques

1 year, Level 2

1 year, Level 3

1 year, Level 4

Location Rochdale campus

Location Rochdale campus

Location Rochdale campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths

Entry requirements Level 2 technical certificate in beauty therapy

Entry requirements Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Beauty and Spa therapy.

Progression Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy, employment as junior therapist

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths Progression Higher Education, employment

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths Progression Higher Education, employment

Your learning ladder Level 3: Beauty Therapy, Special Effects Theatrical Make-up & Hair, Hairdressing Level 2: Beauty Therapy, Hair & Media Make-up, Ladies & Men’s Hairdressing Level 1: Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector

Employment opportunities

245,795 people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Beauty therapist in a salon, spa or cruise liner, beauty or make-up consultancy and sales, salon/spa, management, teaching.

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These courses are for those who want to gain hairdressing skills and knowledge, plus industry experience, through working in a realistic salon environment. Students will get the opportunity to develop the skills learned in the training rooms in our very popular ‘Riverside Salon’ and also practice new fashion and current trends within hairdressing. Course Content: L2 is the starting point for a career in hairdressing. It can be a one or two year programme based on IAG and qualifications on entry and includes: • Consultation • Shampooing and conditioning • Styling, setting and dressing hair • Plaiting and twisting • Basic cutting techniques • Colouring and lightening hair • Perming hair Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Hairdressing route I year, Level 1 Location Rochdale campus Entry requirements No formal entry requirements Progression Level 2 Hairdressing, Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up, apprenticeship

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L3 is the progression route for a career in hairdressing and includes: • Cutting hair using a combination of techniques • Creatively colouring and lightening hair • Creatively styling and dressing hair • Hair colour correction • Cutting men’s hair

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Technical Certificate for Hair Colouring Services

Technical Certificate for Cutting and Styling Services

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing

Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing

1 year, Level 2 (year 1)

1 year, Level 2 (year2)

1 year, Level 2

1 year, Level 3

Location Rochdale campus

Location Rochdale campus

Location Rochdale campus

Location Rochdale campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and 2 in Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and 2 in Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths

Progression L2 technical certificate for cutting and styling services

Progression L3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths plus L2 technical certificate in hairdressing

Progression L3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing

Progression Higher Education, employment or training


Your learning ladder Level 3: Special Effects Theatrical Make-up & Hair, Hairdressing

Employment opportunities

Level 2: Hair & Media Make up, Ladies & Men’s Hairdressing

currently employed within the industry

Level 1: Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector

245,795 people Typical job roles include: Hairdresser in a salon, spa or cruise liner, hairdressing consultancy and sales, salon management, teaching

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These courses are for those who want to gain barbering skills and knowledge, plus industry experience, through working in a realistic salon environment. Students will get the opportunity to develop the skills learned in the training rooms in our very popular ‘Riverside Salon’ and also practice new fashion and current trends within barbering. L2 aims to provide you with a range of essential and practical skills and knowledge, which will lead to employment or further training within the barbering industry. It includes: • • • • • • •

Health and Safety Advise and Consult Shampoo and Condition Hair Cutting Gents Hair Blow Styling Gents Hair Salon Reception Duties Cutting Facial Hair into Shape

Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Barbering route

• Consultation • Cutting men’s hair • Cutting facial hair • Shaving and facial massage services • Creative hairdressing skills • Design and create patterns • Scalp massage • Health & safety Technical Certificate in Barbering

Advanced Technical Diploma in Barbering

1 year Level 2

1 year Level 3

Location Rochdale campus

Location Rochdale campus

Entry requirements No formal entry requirements

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and 2 in Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths plus L2 technical certificate in Barbering

Progression Level 2 Barbering

Progression L3 Advanced technical Diploma in Barbering

Progression Higher Education, employment or training

I year Level 1 Location Rochdale campus

Level 2 Hairdressing, Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up, apprenticeship

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Level 3 covers advanced practical skills and essential knowledge for working within the barbering industry and includes:


Your learning ladder Level 3: Advanced Technical Diploma in Barbering

Employment opportunities

Level 2: Technical Certificate in Barbering

currently employed within the industry

Level 1: Introduction to Hairdressing - Barbering route

245,795 people Typical job roles include: Hairdresser in a salon, spa or cruise liner, hairdressing consultancy and sales, salon management, teaching

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These courses are for students who would like to work in the areas of theatrical, fashion, TV and photographic make-up and make-up retail. You will gain real experience working on live projects and client briefs as well as entering competitions. This will give you the opportunity to showcase your creativity and ability to work under pressure. These one year courses will give you a recognised qualification that demonstrate your knowledge, creative skills and understanding of the industry. L2 is a one year programme and contains: • The principles of working in the make-up industry • Anatomy & physiology • Researching, developing and showcasing designs • The art of applying make-up • Hair artistry • Creative make-up artistry

Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail

• Working in the film, TV and theatre industry • The creation and presentation of a look book and industry portfolio • Fashion and photographic make-up • Media make-up creative hair design • Creative historical hair and make-up looks • Applying body art • Camouflage make-up

• Cutting and styling for performers • Avant-garde hair and make-up • Creative make-up design for production and industry demands • Creating and applying prosthetics and bald caps • Special effects make-up • Create, dress and fit facial postiche • Body art for competition • Wig dressing and fitting • Make-up blogging

1 year

Technical Certificate in Make Up Artistry

Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-Up Artistry

Level 2

1 year

1 year

Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media make-up

Level 2

Level 3 (year 1)

1 year

Location Rochdale campus

Location Rochdale campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths

Progression Advanced Technical Diploma in Media make-up Artistry

Progression Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media make-up

Location Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and grade 2 in Maths Progression Technical certificate in Make-up Artistry

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L3 can be a starting point or a progression route for a career in theatrical and media make-up depending on qualifications on entry. It is a two year programme and covers:

Level 3 (year 2) Location Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths Progression Higher Education or employment


Your learning ladder Level 3: Beauty Therapy, Special Effects Theatrical Make-up & Hair, Hairdressing Level 2: Beauty Therapy, Hair & Media Make up, Ladies & Men’s Hairdressing Level 1: Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector

Employment opportunities

245,795 people currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Hairdresser, barber, beauty therapist, make-up artist

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We offer a comprehensive portfolio of competence based programmes to meet the needs of diverse learners, the community and local employers ranging from Foundation level through to Level 5. A variety of modes of study are available including full-time, part-time, flexible learning and work based learning routes. In addition to all core programmes, work placement experience is a mandatory requirement of the early years curriculum at level 2, 3 and higher. All learners complete one or two full days a week in an early years/school setting and practical skills are assessed in the workplace by a vocational competent assessor. All students will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

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Course content across the curriculum portfolio includes: • Health and well-being • Legislation, frameworks and professional practice • Play, development and learning • Professional development • Observation, assessment and planning • Working in partnership • Keeping children safe • Supporting children with additional needs • Reflective practice • Children’s development outdoors

NCFE CACHE Award, Certificate and Diploma in Caring for Children

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

1 year Level 1

1 year Level 2

Location: Rochdale campus

Location: Rochdale campus

Entry requirements No formal qualifications

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

• Safeguarding, protection and welfare of children • Equality, diversity and inclusive practice • Care and health needs • Career development • Supporting emergent literacy • Supporting emergent Maths • Preparing for school readiness • International perspectives • Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings • Partnership working in the early years

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) 2 years Level 3 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. CACHE Level 2 Certificate, BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) 2 years Level 3 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2


Your learning ladder Level 4: Foundation Degree Early Years Childhood studies

Employment opportunities

Level 3: Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 2: Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Level 1: Foundation Caring for children

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currently employed within the industry Typical job roles include: Nursery assistant, early years educator, teaching assistant, youth worker, assistant in children’s centres, practitioner in nursery schools and reception classes

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These courses provide learners with the competencies to work within the health and social care field and progress to university or employment. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with adults in health and social care environments. The course covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures. Courses consist of academic work within the college and practical work within the industry and entry is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Course content: • Creative & Leisure Activities • Health & Social Care Needs • Working in a Team • Effective communication • Human Lifespan Development • Healthy Living • Creative & Therapeutic Activities • Equality Diversity and Rights • Work in Health and Social Care • Anatomy and physiology

• Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care • Promoting Public Health • Physiological Disorders and their Care • Caring for Individuals with Dementia • Nutrition for Health & Social Care • Safeguarding vulnerable adults • Psychological and Sociological perspectives

BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care

BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

1 year Level 1 Location: Middleton or Rochdale campus Entry requirements No formal qualifications

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1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton or Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths

THE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE SECTOR IS THE SECOND LARGEST EMPLOYER IN THE REGION WITH 325,000 PEOPLE WORKING ACROSS GREATER MANCHESTER Apprenticeship programme available - see page 29

NCFE CACHE Diploma in Care 1 year part time Level 2 Location: Middleton Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2


BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (Health Studies)

BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (Social Studies)

2 Years Level 3

2 Years Level 3

Location: Middleton or Rochdale campus

Location: Middleton or Rochdale campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

NCFE CACHE Diploma in Adult Care 1 Year Level 3 Location: Middleton or Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above including English, science or Maths plus one other academic subject. Or BTEC First Diploma at Merit or above and GCSE at grade C in English/Level 1 Functional Skill in English

Your learning ladder Level 3: BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2: BTEC First Extended Certificate Level 1: BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care

Employment opportunities

1.7 million people currently employed within the social care, health and science industry Typical job roles include: Care worker, residential warden, home carer, probation officer, welfare counsellor, nursing assistant, pharmaceutical technician, sports therapist, laboratory technician, dental nurse, food technician

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This qualification focuses on direct chairside work and support during a range of dental treatments and is suitable for anyone who wants to work as a dental nurse. It covers all the General Dental Council (GDC) learning outcomes for the Health National Occupational Standards (NOS) and upon completion will enable learners to register with the GDC (pending approval). Note: Students on this course are required to have three Hepatitis B injections and a blood test prior to going on placement.

Diploma in Dental Nursing 18 months Level 3 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

PRACTICAL LEARNING TAKES PLACE IN OUR STATE OF THE ART DENTAL EXAMINATION ROOM

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Your learning ladder Level 3: BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 2: BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Level 1: BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care

Employment opportunities

1.7 million people currently employed within the social care, health and science industry Typical job roles include: Care worker, residential warden, home carer, probation officer, welfare counsellor, nursing assistant, pharmaceutical technician, sports therapist, laboratory technician, dental nurse, food technician

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The demand for skilled workers in the catering and hospitality sector is higher than ever before, Greater Manchester’s visitor economy supports around 94,000 full time jobs*. If you’re a ‘people person’ and you like variety in your work, then opportunities and rewards are there for the taking in the hospitality & catering sector, where you could be running your own business or excelling in your career within just a few years. Your study programme will be based on your career choice, interests and individual needs. Find your style with our Professional Chef, Restaurant and Customer Service programmes that will give you the foundations to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in our state of the art professional kitchens and award winning Riverside restaurant using modern technologies and techniques with industry experienced tutors. It’s not just cooking, you will get the chance to be trained in front-ofhouse and barista roles.

Programme content Alongside the training and skills development in everything from vegetables, fish, meat and poultry to baking, patisserie, cake decorating and chocolatier, you’ll get the opportunity to be part of our professional team in the commercial areas such as the Riverside restaurant and bar, and the college Bistro. You will have access to a range of additional learning opportunities alongside your main qualification, guaranteeing you the best chance of success and progression in your future career.

Entry 3 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills

1 year Entry Level

1 year Level 1

Location: Rochdale campus

Location: Rochdale campus

Entry requirements No formal qualifications required

Entry requirements 2 GCSE grade 2

• A formal qualification • English & maths • Industrial placement & work experience • Enrichment • Guest speakers • Employer led community projects • Trips and visits to the workplace • Entrepreneurial projects • Competitions

Apprenticeship programme available - see page 29

Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills 1 year Level 2 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements Relevant level 1 qualification

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Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills 1 year Level 2 Location: Rochdale campus Entry requirements Relevant level 1 qualification 4 GCSE grade 4 must include English & Maths


Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery

1 year Level 2

1 year Level 3

Location: Rochdale campus

Location: Rochdale campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSE grade 4 and above must include English & Maths

Entry requirements Relevant level 2 qualification

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionary)

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen & Larder)

1 year Level 3

1 year Level 3

Location: Rochdale campus

Location: Rochdale campus

Entry requirements Relevant level 3 qualification

Entry requirements Relevant level 3 qualification

Relevant level 1 qualification

Your learning ladder Level 3: Professional Cookery, Food & Beverage Service Supervision, Patisserie & Confectionery, Advanced Diploma Professional Chefs, Advanced Diploma Food & Beverage Level 2: Professional Cookery, Patisserie & Confectionery Level 1: Professional Cookery, Food & Beverage Service

Employment opportunities

2.4 million people currently employed within this industry Typical job roles include: Chef, butcher, catering manager, events manager, patissier

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Enjoy creating computer programs, websites and games? Do you like the challenge of troubleshooting computers and want to work on live servers? Then this is the course for you. We’ll enable you to combine your creative ideas with the latest PC technology and generate multimedia applications for use in the real world. The focus of this course is to give you the skills and knowledge on a variety of programming languages enabling you to get a good job and career in computer programming or IT networking. You will gain experience undertaking real live projects using current industry standard programming software. You will also gain insight into PC and server technology. This course will also give you hands-on experience in our own IT Repair Shop, dealing with customers and problem solving technical hardware and software issues.

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Course content: • • • • • • • • • • •

Computer programming Languages taught: Visual Basic, Python, Java Computer games development Website design - HTML5, CSS, JavaScript SQL database development Object oriented programming Web server scripting SQL and PHP IT technical support IT systems troubleshooting and repair Cyber security Managing networks

OUR LEARNERS HAVE ACHIEVED A 95% PASS RATE OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS Apprenticeship programme available - see page 29

Computer Science

BTEC Extended Diploma in Computer Science

1 year Level 2

2 years Level 3

Location: Middleton campus

Location: Middleton campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2, VRQ Level 2 or completion of year 1 of this course


Your learning ladder

Employment opportunities

Level 3: Computer Science

351,600 people

Level 2: Computer Science

currently employed within the social care, health and science industry

Level 1: Information Technology

Typical job roles include: IT business analyst, systems designer, programmer, software developer, IT technician, web designer, network administrator

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Applied Science is a suite of courses that provide an educational foundation for those wishing to pursue a career in science. They cover a wide range of topics and require a high level of practical laboratory skills. Successful students will achieve a recognised qualification to enable them to move into employment or apply to study at degree or Higher National Diploma/Certificate level. Course content:

Year 2

Year 1

• Principles and applications of science II • Investigative project • Contemporary issues in science • Physiology of human body systems • Biological molecules and metabolic pathways • Practical chemical analysis

• Principles and applications of science I • Practical scientific procedures and techniques • Science investigation skills • Laboratory techniques and their application • Genetics and genetic engineering • Application of organic chemistry • Microbiology and microbiological techniques

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THE LEVEL 3 COURSE IS EQUIVALENT TO THREE FULL A LEVELS AND CONTAINS A LARGE AMOUNT OF PRACTICAL WORK

BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science

1 year Level 3

2 years Level 3

Location: Middleton campus

Location: Middleton campus

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English, Maths and science. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ/VRQ Level 2 or progression from 1 year Diploma in Applied Science

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English, Maths and science. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ/VRQ Level 2 or progression from 1 year Diploma in Applied Science

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Your learning ladder Level 3: Animal Management, Applied Science Level 2: Work-based Animal Care, Animal Care, Animal Nursing, Applied Science Level 1: Animal Care

Employment opportunities

Over 1.3 million people currently employed within agriculture, environmental, animal care and health & science industry Typical job roles include: Conservationist, park ranger, farmer, horticulturist, agriculture manager, agriculture technician, pharmaceutical technician, laboratory technician

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At Hopwood Hall College we believe that science has something to offer every student, and that everyone needs some level of relevant scientific understanding. That’s why ‘Science at Hopwood’ has developed a suite of qualifications at Level 2 which facilitates the transition to BTEC Level 3 Applied Science Foundation and Extended Diploma. Students of all abilities can realise their full potential and progress to Higher Education or scientific apprenticeships. What will the course involve? From the start of the course you will work towards AQA, GCSE Combined Science: Synergy, whilst studying GCSE Maths and English (currently Linear, Edexcel). Theory based lessons and practical investigations are an integral part of the study program. The remainder of the program is dedicated to developing your skills, knowledge and building your confidence in different scientific disciplines, digital media and interpersonal skills in preparation for the level 3 science route or other level 3 study. What will I learn? The content has been divided into two main sections, which contain connections between areas of biology, physics and chemistry that sit together as part of good science.

Life and environmental sciences (4.1 - 4.4) • 4.1 Building blocks: from atoms to cells, behaviour and transport on the small scale. • 4.2 Transport over larger distances: systems in animals and plants and how these systems interact. • 4.3 Interactions with the environment: the effects of factors in the environment on organisms, how our choices affect our health. • 4.4 Explaining change: how organisms, species, living and non-living systems change over time.

Science 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements GCSE grade 3 in English, Maths and Science

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Physical sciences (4.5 - 4.8) • 4.5 Building blocks for understanding: organising, patterns, properties and analysis. • 4.6 Interactions over small and large distances: strong and weak forces between atoms, molecules and larger structures and how they interact. • 4.7 Movement and interactions: rates of change of motion and direction of large and small objects, and chemical changes. • 4.8 Guiding Spaceship Earth towards a sustainable future: resources of materials and energy. In addition to this you will receive 1 hour per week of learning ‘Transition to Level 3 Science’, which will encompass both theory based sessions and practical investigations. This will help to prepare you for the transition between GCSE and BTEC Level 3 Applied Science.


Your learning ladder Level 3: Applied Science Level 2: Science

Employment opportunities

Over 1.3 million people currently employed within agriculture, environmental, animal care and health & science industry Typical job roles include: Conservationist, park ranger, farmer, horticulturist, agriculture manager, agriculture technician, pharmaceutical technician, laboratory technician

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If you have a keen interest in learning about animals and want to develop or learn new skills, we offer a wide range of courses to help you achieve your career goals. Our courses cover all aspects of animal management to fully prepare you for employment in a variety of animal industries as well as progression onto higher education. Our purpose built indoor and outdoor teaching centres provide students with some of the very best facilities in Greater Manchester and include: specialised teaching zones for each group of animals, veterinary nursing teaching facilities and dedicated treatment room, dog grooming salon, dog boarding kennels, Blue Cross rehoming centre and zoo animal zone. We have over 600 animals which include small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, alpacas, meerkats, rhea, bats, farm animals, cats and dogs and aquatics. As part of our courses we have a small animal production farm where students help raise animals for food production.

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Additionally, we are members of Rochdale and District Riding Club and have a team of students who compete with our Shetland ponies Course content: • Maintain animal health and welfare • Animal feeding and accommodation • Animal handling • Working in the animal care industry • Health and safety for land-based industries • Animal nursing • Animal breeds and grooming • The principles of animal biology

Entry Level Award in Land Based Studies - Workskills

Level 1 Award in Land Based Studies - Workskills

1 year Entry Level

1 year Level 1

Location: Middleton campus

Location: Middleton campus

Entry requirements No formal qualifications

Entry requirements Some GCSEs at grade 2 or 1

City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English, Maths and science

• Animal anatomy and physiology • Genetics and inheritance • British wildlife species, habitats and rehabilitation • Care of exotic animals, zoo animals, ornamental aquatics, horses, livestock • Kennels and catteries

OUR LEARNERS AND STAFF RUN THE GREATER MANCHESTER REHOMING SERVICE FOR THE BLUE CROSS

City and Guilds Work Based Certificate in Animal Care 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above with English Language and Maths at Grade 2 or above

City and Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management 2 years Level 3 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 5 GCSEs grade 5 or above to include English, Maths and science. Level 2 City and Guilds Technical Certificate in Animal Care grade Merit


Your learning ladder Level 3: Animal Management, Applied Science Level 2: Work-based Animal Care, Animal Care, Animal Nursing, GCSE Science Level 1: Animal Care, Land Based Studies Entry Level: Land Based Studies

Employment opportunities

Over 1.3 million people currently employed within agriculture, environmental, animal care and health & science industry Typical job roles include: Conservationist, park ranger, farmer, horticulturist, agriculture manager, agriculture technician, pharmaceutical technician, laboratory technician, veterinary nurse

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Veterinary Nursing is a popular career choice for people of all ages and there is no age limit when you can become a veterinary nurse. The Level 2 Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants is held in high regard in veterinary practices, providing an alternative route to GCSEs and enhanced opportunities to progress to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. The ABC Level 2 Certificate covers a range of units and provides learners with the information and skills required to play a valuable supporting role to qualified veterinary staff, and to assist owners in the correct management of their companion animals. Key to successfully completing the course is securing a position in a Training Practice (TP). There is fierce competition within the industry and you may have to accept a ward assistant or receptionist role to enable you to get a little experience before you are successful in finding a student position. We also encourage students to look for volunteering and work experience opportunities as this will allow you to demonstrate your commitment to a prospective employer and enhance your CV.

STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT BY A QUALIFIED VETERINARY SURGEON AND REGISTERED NURSE WITH OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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Course content: • Deliver basic treatments to animals • Companion animal anatomy and physiology • Exotic animal and physiology • Infection control • Companion animal parasitology and zoonosis • Feed, water and accommodation of animals • Meet and welcome visitors • Companion animal pharmacy • Principles of basic nursing

ABC Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants (ANA) 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton campus Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Maths and science

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Your learning ladder Level 3: Animal Management, Applied Science Level 2: Work-based Animal Care, Animal Care, Animal Nursing, Applied Science Level 1: Animal Care

Employment opportunities

Over 1.3 million people currently employed within agriculture, environmental, animal care and health & science industry Typical job roles include: Conservationist, park ranger, farmer, horticulturist, agriculture manager, agriculture technician, pharmaceutical technician, laboratory technician, veterinary nurse

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These courses are for students who ultimately want to work in and around the sports industry. The majority of students progress onto university and obtain a degree in either sports psychology, sports science, sports development, sports marketing, sports coaching or something similar. Our courses have been developed to meet the expanding employment opportunities within the industry including: health and fitness, coaching and teaching, professional sport and performance analysis and we have excellent links with Link4Life cultural trust and Rochdale Hornets RLFC.

Course content:

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• Anatomy and physiology in sport • Sports coaching and leadership • Sports nutrition • Sports psychology • Sponsorship and sport as a business • Fitness training • Organising sports events • Healthy lifestyles.

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BTEC in Sport and Active Leisure

BTEC Certificate in Sport

BTEC Diploma in Sport

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

1 year Level 1

1 year Level 2

2 year Level 3

2 years Level 3

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements No formal qualifications

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. BTEC Level 2 Qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 3 90 credit Introductory Qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2


Your learning ladder Level 4: Fitness Academy, Foundation Degree Sports Development Level 3: Diploma in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Sports Science, Sports Therapy, Advanced Fitness Academy Level 2: Certificate in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Fitness Academy Level 1: Award in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy

Employment opportunities

916,000 people currently employed within the health & science industry Typical job roles include: Sports therapist, coach, leisure supervisor/manager, journalist, gym instructor

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Career opportunities for sport and exercise science students have increased significantly in recent years and that rise looks set to continue. Spectators of international and professional sporting events will have seen the role of sport and exercise science in the development and success of the athletes. Experts in psychology, physiology and biomechanics have helped professional sportsmen and women improve their everyday training and their ability to compete at the highest level. When things go wrong, when an athlete is injured, the sport and exercise science professional can help. Our new sports science labs ensure our students learn using the latest equipment, with many of our graduates going on to careers into sports science and the world of sports therapy and rehabilitation. Course content: • Sport and exercise physiology • Anatomy • Applied sport and exercise psychology • Nutrition for sport and exercise performance • Field and laboratory based fitness testing

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• Applied research methods in sport and exercise science • Sports injury and massage In addition to the core BTEC programme students will have an opportunity to complete: • A First Aid in Sport Award

THIS COURSE HAS A DEDICATED SPORTS SCIENCE LAB AND TWO SPECIFIC SPORTS MASSAGE SUITES

The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a Subsidiary Diploma in one year instead. Please ask for more details at your interview. This course is an extended diploma course and therefore you need to pass both English and Maths GCSEs at the point of entry.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport Science 2 years Level 3 Location: Middleton Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 3 90 credit Introductory Qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2


Your learning ladder Level 4: Fitness Academy, Foundation Degree Sports Development Level 3: Diploma in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Sports Science, Sports Therapy, Advanced Fitness Academy Level 2: Certificate in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Fitness Academy Level 1: Award in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy

Employment opportunities

916,000 people currently employed within the health & science industry Typical job roles include: Sports therapist, coach, leisure supervisor/manager, journalist, gym instructor

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Fitness and health is a multi-million pound industry and growing. The Hopwood Hall Fitness Academy offers a unique opportunity for enthusiastic, young people who are interested in becoming Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers. The course is aimed at people who already attend gyms and aspire to work in gym environments or may have gym instructor qualifications that they wish to add to. Once you have completed Year 1 of the Fitness Academy you will be equipped with a portfolio of qualifications which meet the needs of both local and national employers. The Fitness Academy undertake work experience at JD Gyms and David Lloyd Clubs.

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NEW! Learners will complete additional industry recognised qualifications to become an Insanity instructor and Group Exercise Teacher which will make you unique in the industry. The courses are endorsed by Skills Active and carry 12 industry points. These will incur separate course fees.

Course content: • Gym instructor • Personal trainer • Circuit instructor • Outdoor fitness • Nutrition • Exercise and fitness knowledge • Business and marketing • Indoor cycling • Studio resistance • Exercise for healthy children

ALL OUR STUDENTS GET TO UNDERTAKE WORK EXPERIENCE AT THE INTERNATIONAL FITNESS SHOWCASE IN BLACKPOOL.

CYQ Fitness Academy

Advanced Fitness Academy

1 year Level 2

2 years Level 3

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include a grade C in English or Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. Level 2 gym qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

Please note - This is an industry ready qualification and now carries UCAS points at Level 3.


Your learning ladder Level 4: Fitness Academy Level 3: Diploma in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Sports Science, Sports Therapy, Advanced Fitness Academy Level 2: Certificate in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Fitness Academy Level 1: Award in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy

Employment opportunities

916,000 people currently employed within the health & science industry Typical job roles include: Sports therapist, coach, leisure supervisor/manager, journalist, gym instructor

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This sports performance academy is for those who have a talent for rugby league. The academy is delivered alongside one of the educational qualifications below and places are subject to maintaining the required academic standard and attendance.

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A ‘work hard play hard’ ethos is expected of all students and a balanced approach to the sporting/academic demands of the programme is essential.

The rugby academy is run by qualified, highly respected and well-known professional coaches who have developed a unique training programme which includes specialist advice on nutritional, sports therapy, sports psychology and skills development.

Rugby League BTEC Diploma in Sport

Rugby League BTEC Extended Certificate

Rugby League BTEC Diploma in Sport

Rugby League BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

1 year Level 1

1 year Level 2

2 years Level 3

2 years Level 3

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements No formal qualifications

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

AS OUR SPORTING FACILITIES ARE OF SUCH A HIGH STANDARD, OUR RUGBY ACADEMY HAS ALSO BECOME A DEN FOR CANADIAN WOLVES… TORONTO WOLFPACK, THE WORLD’S FIRST TRANSATLANTIC PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM AND OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE COLLEGE, USE OUR RUGBY ACADEMY’S FACILITIES DURING THEIR TIME IN THE UK AS THEY COMPETE IN THE BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP!


Your learning ladder Level 4: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sports Coaching Level 3: Diploma in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Sports Science, Sports Therapy, Advanced Fitness Academy Level 2: Certificate in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Fitness Academy

Employment opportunities

Level 1: Award in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy

currently employed within the health & science industry

916,000 people Typical job roles include: Sports therapist, coach, leisure supervisor/manager, journalist, gym instructor

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This sports performance academy is for those who have a talent for football. The academy is delivered alongside one of the educational qualifications detailed below and places are subject to maintaining the required academic standard and attendance. A ‘work hard play hard’ ethos is expected of all students and a balanced approach to the sporting/academic demands of the programme is essential.

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The football academy is run by qualified, highly respected and well-known professional coaches who have developed a unique training programme which includes specialist advice on nutritional, sports therapy, sports psychology and skills development. Competitive fixtures mean that students must be under 19 at the start of the course.

Course content: • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport • Sports coaching • Practical team sports • Sports nutrition • Psychology for sports performance • Fitness training and programming • Sports leadership • Organising sports events • Injury in sport

The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a Diploma in one year instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.

Football BTEC Diploma in Sport

Football BTEC Extended Certificate

Football BTEC Diploma in Sport

1 year Level 1

1 year Level 2

2 years Level 3

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements No formal qualifications

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

THE FOOTBALL ACADEMY ARE REIGNING GREATER MANCHESTER UNDER 18s CHAMPIONS

Football BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport 2 years Level 3 Location: Middleton Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2


Your learning ladder Level 4: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sports Coaching Level 3: Diploma in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Sports Science, Sports Therapy, Advanced Fitness Academy Level 2: Certificate in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Fitness Academy Level 1: Award in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy

Employment opportunities

916,000 people currently employed within the health & science industry Typical job roles include: Sports therapist, coach, leisure supervisor/manager, journalist, gym instructor

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Hopwood Hall College has teamed up with professional footballer, Jill Scott, to offer a range of qualifications in sport. The academy is delivered alongside one of the educational qualifications below and places are subject to maintaining the required academic standard and attendance. This course is for ladies who have a talent for football and a ‘work hard play hard’ ethos is expected of all students alongside a balanced approach to the sporting/academic demands of the programme. The Jill Scott Football Academy is run by qualified, highly respected professional coaches, including Jill herself, and is aimed at increasing the numbers of girls playing football and being involved in sport. The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a Diploma in one year instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.

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Course content: • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport • Sports coaching • Practical team sports • Sports nutrition • Psychology for sports performance • Fitness training and programming • Sports leadership • Organising sports events • Injury in sport

YOU’LL RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE TRAINING FROM JILL, WHO PLAYS FOR MANCHESTER CITY AND HAS MORE THAN 120 ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL CAPS

Ladies Football BTEC Diploma in Sport

Ladies Football BTEC Extended Certificate

Ladies Football BTEC Diploma in Sport

Ladies Football BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

1 year Level 1

1 year Level 2

2 years Level 3

2 years Level 3

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Location: Middleton

Entry requirements No formal qualifications

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2


Your learning ladder Level 4: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sports Coaching Level 3: Diploma in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Sports Science, Sports Therapy, Advanced Fitness Academy Level 2: Certificate in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Fitness Academy

Employment opportunities

Level 1: Award in Sport, Football Academy, Rugby Academy

currently employed within the health & science industry

916,000 people Typical job roles include: Sports therapist, coach, leisure supervisor/manager, journalist, gym instructor

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The public services industry is very diverse, it includes the armed forces and emergency services such as the police force or fire brigade, as well as encompassing security organisations, the Prison Service, HM Customs and Excise and others. It’s also a great choice for those considering a career in any of the uniformed services at officer or technical trade level. Due to the number of learners who progress into employment within this sector, Hopwood Hall College is a platinum partner to several armed and emergency services. Note: You will be expected to join our gym and to take part in extra curriculum activities such as voluntary work and local sporting activities. The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a Diploma in one year instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.

BTEC Diploma in Public Services 1 year Level 1 Location: Middleton Entry requirements No formal qualifications

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Course content: • Team leadership • Understanding discipline • Physical preparation and fitness • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions • Equality and diversity • Citizenship

BTEC Extended Certificate in Public Services 1 year Level 2 Location: Middleton Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include English and Maths

• Responding to emergency service incidents • Communication and technology • Visits to a variety of public service organisations with talks by guest speakers from the industry • Residentials at public service establishments, including expedition weekends

BTEC Diploma in Public Services 2 years Level 3 Location: Middleton Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English or Maths. BTEC Level 2 Qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services 2 years Level 3 Location: Middleton Entry requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths. BTEC Level 2 Qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2


Your learning ladder Level 3: Certificate in Public Services, Advanced Fitness Academy

Employment opportunities

Level 2: Certificate in Public Services, Fitness Academy

currently employed within the public services industry

Level 1: Diploma in Public Services

398,400 people Typical job roles include: Police Officer, fire service officer, army officer, naval officer, fitness instructor, non-commissioned officer (NCO), maritime operations officer (coastguard)

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“Inspiring confidence in students is really important, particularly since I believe that confidence drives success. Confidence is about believing that you can do something, believing that it’s not only others who can succeed but that you can succeed too.” Julia Heap Principal and Chief Executive

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OPEN DAYS Open days and evenings are a great way to experience college life at Hopwood Hall first hand and get a feel for our courses. For your chance to visit our campuses, speak to our tutors and find out more about the courses we offer, come and see us on any of the dates below:

Thursday 17th October 4-7pm

Thursday 23rd April 4-7pm

Saturday 2nd November 10-2pm

Thursday 6th August 4-7pm

Thursday 21st November 4-7pm

We look forward to welcoming you soon!


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS for 2020-21 Entry Level & Level 1 Study Programmes

Level 3 Level Study Programmes

• No formal qualifications required

• 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above, preferably to include English and Maths

Please note this includes Foundation Learning and Skills for Life

• or a Level 2 qualification

Level 2 Study Programmes • 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above preferably to include English and Maths

Level 3 Extended Diploma Study Programmes

• Entrants who do not have a grade 4 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects at Hopwood Hall.

• 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths • or a Level 2 qualification


MIDDLETON CAMPUS Rochdale Road Middleton M24 6XH Tel: 0161 643 7560 ROCHDALE CAMPUS St. Mary’s Gate Rochdale, OL12 6RY Tel: 01706 345 346

e. enquiries@hopwood.ac.uk www.hopwood.ac.uk

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Hopwood Hall College Full Time Course Guide 2020-21  

The Hopwood Hall College Course Guide lists all our full time courses for school leavers at both Middleton and Rochdale campuses.

Hopwood Hall College Full Time Course Guide 2020-21  

The Hopwood Hall College Course Guide lists all our full time courses for school leavers at both Middleton and Rochdale campuses.