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Become You – at HRC

At Huntingdonshire Regional College we want to make sure you have the right skills and experience to become the best that you can be and reach your full potential. Our range of full-time courses and apprenticeships will give you the knowledge and qualifications you need to help you with your next steps, whether this is going into employment or higher education.

Parents & Carers

We know how hard it can be to help your child make the best decision about their next steps. That’s why we have a dedicated section on our website for parents and carers: www.huntingdon.ac.uk/parents-carers

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Raising of the Participation Age The Government has made changes to the age at which young people can leave education and training. Young people are now required to stay in education or training until they turn 17 and from 2015 the age will increase to 18. However this does not mean that you have to stay at school, other post-16 options include: • Full-time education (this could be at a college or school) • An Apprenticeship • Part-time education or training if you are employed

We also offer a range of part-time and higher education courses visit www.huntingdon.ac.uk/courses for details.

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Contents Open Days Why choose Huntingdonshire Regional College? Free bus travel Supporting you Fees and funding What level? How to apply Apprenticeships Access to Further Education Animal Management Art & Design, including Fashion and Photography Business Children & Young People’s Workforce Computing & Creative Media Production Construction & Building Services Engineering Hair & Beauty, including Nails and Complementary Therapies Health & Social Care Motor Vehicle & Motor Sport Music Technology Performing Arts Sport Science & Leisure Uniformed Public Services Access to Higher Education Supported Learning

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Find out who you could become at an Open Day Open Days are a great opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to course tutors, and find out more about our courses.

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 – 5.30 pm to 8 pm Wednesday 4th December 2013 – 5.30 pm to 8 pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014 – 5.30 pm to 8 pm Wednesday 5th March 2014 – 5.30 pm to 8 pm Wednesday 25th June 2014 – 5.30 pm to 8 pm Beat the queues and pre-register for our Open Days online! Can’t make any of the dates above? Don’t worry – we can arrange individual or group tours, simply email marketing@huntingdon.ac.uk.

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Free bus travel

Why choose Huntingdonshire Regional College?

All full-time students could save up to £450 per year with our FREE College bus service.

Student Success We have achieved our highest ever success rates for the last 6 years! This means that you will be studying somewhere that is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best teaching and learning. Advice and Guidance The College has a range of staff on-hand to give you advice and guidance before you come to College and whilst you are studying. Our course tutors all have strong industry backgrounds and can make sure you learn the right skills needed for a successful future. Student Support The College is committed to supporting you with your learning and, to help, we have a dedicated Student Services team to ensure you get the most out of College. Student Services will support you throughout your course and get you involved in a variety of activities such as Student Council, organising events, or producing our very own Student News! They are also here to help you through any difficult times; they will be there if you need a listening ear or some specialist advice.

We Listen HRC is smaller than some of the other local colleges meaning that we can be more responsive to individual needs. You will also have an opportunity to have your say at College by becoming a Learner Rep. or through the Student Governors. Work Experience All of our courses include an opportunity to complete work experience and enterprise projects. We have strong links with local employers and work with them to ensure you leave College with the right skills and experience.

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Free bus routes include: March Alconbury Needingworth Bar Hill The Offords Bluntisham Papworth Everard Buckden Ramsey Bury Sawtry Cambourne Somersham Chatteris St Ives Colne St Neots Doddington Stilton Earith Warboys Fenstanton Great & Little Paxton Wimblington Hampton Yaxley Hilton Shuttle Bus The College also offers a free shuttle bus to and from the Huntingdon Campus via the Huntingdon bus and train stations. For further information visit www.huntingdon.ac.uk/studentlife/free-college-bus Exact bus routes and stops will be confirmed in summer 2014.

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Supporting you to Become You Helping you achieve At the start of your course tutors will spend the first few weeks getting to know you and finding out how they can help you achieve your goals. You will then be given an individual learning plan to ensure that you get the right support and guidance during your time at College. We also have Progression Advisers who are available all year round to talk about your future plans and help you with your next steps.

Functional Skills As part of your course you will be required to attend Functional Skills. These provide you with English, maths and ICT skills and will help you achieve your goals both at College and throughout your future career. Alternatively, if you have already achieved maths and English GCSE Grade C or above you will complete an extended project. Work Experience During your course you will complete work experience. This gives you an invaluable insight into your chosen career and an opportunity to put the skills that you have learnt into practise. Additional Support The College is committed to supporting all students with their learning. If you have any specific support needs, mobility requirements or require extra help with your learning please either give us further details on your application form or call our Advice and Guidance team on 01480 379106.

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Fees and funding Aged 16 to 18 If you are aged between 16-18 as of 31st August 2014 and looking to study at Entry Level to Level 3 you will pay no tuition or exam fees for your course. Depending on the course that you choose to study there may be some additional costs, such as equipment, books and trips. Further information is available on our website and financial support may be available to help you with costs. Bursary funds and other financial support The College has a bursary fund that can be used to help you with a range of costs including child care, equipment, uniform, educational trips and any other related course costs.

For information on our Free Bus scheme please visit page 05

Aged between 19 and 23? You will normally have to pay for your course unless you are: • Looking to study a Level 1 qualification Or • Looking to study your first Level 2 or 3 qualification Or • In receipt of certain means tested benefits Childcare assistance If you are aged over 20 the Government’s Care to Learn scheme can help with child care costs. For more information visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn. 24+ Advanced Learning Loan If you are aged over 24 and studying a Level 3 programme you may be entitled to a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help pay your tuition fees. For more information see our website.

For further information on the latest fee information or the range of financial support that is available please call 01480 379106 or visit www.huntingdon.ac.uk/student-life/finance

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What level? What level is right for you? We offer a range of qualification types at various levels. Using your current qualifications see the table below for the type of qualifications that may suit you.

What do the qualification types mean?

If you are unsure you can speak to an Information Advisor on 01480 379106. Current Situation

Level to consider What you’ll study

Where next

No formal Level 1 qualifications/4 GCSEs (Grade E or above).

• Level 1 Diploma • NVQ Level 1

• Level 2 course

4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) or equivalent.

Level 2

• Level 2 Diploma • NVQ Level 2 • Intermediate Apprenticeship

• Level 3 course • Apprenticeship • Employment

5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) or equivalent, dependent on course.

Level 3

• Extended Diploma • University • NVQ Level 3 • Higher Education • Advanced • Higher Apprenticeship Apprenticeship • Access Diploma • Employment

Level 3 qualification or A Levels. Relevant work experience.

Level 4/5 • HNC/HND • University (Higher Education) • Higher • Further Apprenticeship training • Level 4/5 Diploma • Employment

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Entry Level Certificates If you have no formal qualifications these courses will help you build up key skills, including maths and English, whilst also increasing your confidence in particular subjects. NVQs NVQs (or National Vocational Qualifications) are based on specific occupations and are delivered at the College in workshops that replicate the working environment. Qualifications are achieved through assessment, there are no exams.


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BTEC Diplomas BTECs are nationally recognised work-related qualifications. They provide practical, real-world learning alongside essential subject theory. BTEC qualifications are built to accommodate the needs of employers but also allow progression to university and higher education courses. What are they equivalent to? GCSE / A Level Max. Equivalent UCAS Points Available Level 2 Diploma 4 GCSEs – Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma 1 A Level 140 Level 3 Diploma 2 A Levels 280 Level 3 Extended Diploma 3 A Levels 420 Apprenticeships An Apprenticeship is a training programme that enables you to gain real work experience, learn the right skills and work towards a nationally recognised qualification whilst getting paid. Apprenticeships will give you the skills and experience that employers want. You will need to be in relevant employment before you start your apprenticeship. For further information visit www.huntingdon.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 01480 379108. For further details on the type of apprenticeships that we offer see page 10. Access Courses Our Access to Higher Education programmes allow you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to continue to a higher level of study. Our Access programmes will prepare you for a Level 3 course, a Higher Education course or an Apprenticeship.

How to Apply Applying for a course at HRC is simple, just follow the steps below: Step 1: Find the right course Find the course that you are interested in and then visit our website for more in-depth information. Step 2: Visit us on an Open Day Our Open Days give you a chance to have a look around the College, have a go at subject areas that you may be interested in and talk to course tutors. See page 4 for details. Step 3: Apply for your course If you are studying at a local secondary school you can apply online through UCAS Progress (your school will give you details). Alternatively download an application form from www.huntingdon.ac.uk/apply. You have the option to apply for three different courses, please put these in order of choice. You do not have to apply for three courses and you can complete only one choice if you wish.

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It is worth applying early as many of our courses fill up fast! If you need any help applying for a course please call 01480 379106. Step 4: Welcome Session Once we have received your application we will invite you to a Welcome Session. During the Welcome Session you will have an interview with a member of the College team to ensure that you are on the most suitable course at the correct level. Step 5: Accepting your place and Taster Days Following the Welcome Session you will be offered a conditional place on a course, or offered further advice to help you achieve your goals. At the beginning of July you will be invited to College for a Taster Day where you will meet your tutors, new classmates and find out more about what you will be studying in September!

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Apprenticeships An Apprenticeship is a training programme for people in work aged 16 or over. It is an excellent way to train for a career and get real work experience. What are the benefits? • Earn as you learn, all Apprentices receive a minimum wage as well as paid holiday. • Learn practical on-the-job experience, as well as specific career skills and knowledge. • On successful completion you will receive an NVQ, a technical certificate and Functional Skills qualifications. Students need to be in employment when starting an Apprenticeship, for information on how we can help you please call our Apprenticeship Team on 01480 379108 or email apprentices@huntingdon.ac.uk.

I am on my way to becoming a Chartered Accountant Claire Burton – Finance Apprentice Level 3

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To view our current Apprenticeship vacancies visit www.huntingdon.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-vacancies Apprenticeship Level 2 - Intermediate Accountancy X Animal Care X Barbering X Beauty X Business & Administration X Catering X Children & Young People’s Workforce X Construction – Brickwork X Construction – Site Carpentry X Construction – Electrical Installation Construction – Heating & Ventilating (Plumbing) X Customer Service X Dental Nursing Engineering – Electrical X Engineering – Electronics X Engineering – Mechanical X Engineering – Leadership Exercise & Fitness X Hairdressing X Health X Health & Social Care X Horse Care X Information Technology X Management Motor Vehicle – Auto Electrics X Motor Vehicle – Maintenance & Repair X Playwork X Supporting Teaching & Learning X Team Leading X Veterinary Nursing Warehousing X

Level 3 - Advanced X X

Level 4 - Higher X

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to Further Education We offer a range of courses to help prepare students for further education studies, whether this is a Level 2 or 3 qualification or an Apprenticeship. All of our courses will help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to prepare for your next step. You could study: Level 1 • Entry / Level 1 Vocational Studies (pg 13) Level 2 • Level 2 Certificate in Progression (pg 13)

Last year I completed the Vocational Studies programme, I am now studying UPS Level 1 and on my way to become a soldier Caleb Stimson – UPS Level 1

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Access to Further Education

Vocational Studies Entry/Level 1

Certificate in Progression Level 2

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1FJA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2DAA1

Entry requirements: • No formal qualifications are required, although each applicant will be expected to show a commitment to studying on the course

Entry requirements: • You will need to be working at Level 1 English and maths

Course summary: During this course you will develop your skills through a range of practical activities designed to improve team work and subject knowledge. The course is designed to be flexible around your needs, goals and aspirations. The course will also give you an opportunity to try many different vocational areas. You will also have the opportunity to develop both literacy and numeracy skills which will help you achieve your future goals. What could you study after this course? • Level 1 or Level 2 College course

Course summary: This course is ideal for learners who want to improve their study skills, maths and English to support progression onto Level 3 programmes or Apprenticeships. An individually tailored programme of study is created for each learner which includes maths and English (GCSE or functional skills) and options such as work experience, vocational study and additional qualifications. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 College course • An Apprenticeship programme www.huntingdon.ac.uk/q2

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Animal

We also offer Apprenticeships in Animal Care, see page 10

Management

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Do you want to become an Animal Trainer, a Zoo Keeper or a Veterinary Nurse? Our Animal Management courses will start you on your journey to Become You! Our Animal Management courses offer you the chance to expand your practical experience and learn principles of animal care. You will spend a lot of time at various work placements during your course, allowing you to gain hands-on experience. You will also get the opportunity to go on field trips throughout the year; these usually include visiting a zoo, to carry out behaviour observations and to evaluate enclosures, and to a nature reserve to identify habitats and species.

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The College of Animal Welfare Campus: All of our courses are taught at The College of Animal Welfare, based in Godmanchester, Huntingdon. The College has industry standard workshops and established links with local animal care establishments and veterinary practices which will allow you to gain real work experience during your programme. You could study: Level 2 • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care (pg 15) Level 3 • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management (pg 15) • Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (pg 15)


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Diploma in Animal Care Level 2 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: WAQA1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) or equivalent • A week of work experience within the animal care industry Course summary: This course is taught in an applied manner so you will spend a considerable amount of your time undertaking practical instruction at various work placements. The remaining time is spent studying the principles and practices of animal care and management in the classroom. If necessary, you will also study maths and English.

Extended Diploma in Animal Management Level 3

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing Level 3

Course Length: 2 years Course Code: WAHA1

Course Length: 2 years Course Code: WACA1

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English and maths • A week of work experience within the animal care industry

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English, maths and a science • Two weeks of work experience in a veterinary practice

Course summary: An ideal course if you wish to begin a career working with animals and you are looking to study a more advanced animal care qualification. You will spend a lot of time on work placements, providing valuable practical skills which employers will value.

Course summary: An ideal course if you want to qualify as a veterinary nurse. With a work placement in a veterinary practice incorporated into the course you will have the opportunity to experience the real day-to-day work of a veterinary nurse.

What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management • Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing • Related Higher Education course within this field

What could you study after this course? • BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Top-Up Programme • Related Higher Education course within this field

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I have had such a great time at The College of Animal Welfare, not just learning about animal care but also really improving my ICT skills. Best of all for me is the work placements, you really get an insight into where you would like to be in the future. Anthony Shortall Animal Care Level 2

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Do you want to become a Freelance Artist, Graphic Designer, Marketing Professional, Creative Director, Fashion Designer or Professional Photographer? Our Art and Design courses will start you on your journey to Become You! Our courses give you the opportunity to be highly creative and develop your own individual artistic style which will help you to progress on to higher education or into employment. Our Facilities The College has excellent facilities to help you achieve on your course including: a Mac Studio, photography studio, traditional photography darkroom, two large practical art rooms and a ceramics room. Real Work Experience Throughout your course you will get a chance to work on real life projects. Last year this included producing short marketing films, producing art work for the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology (MAA) (Cambridge University), completing murals and artwork for the local community and completing a piece of work for the Secret Garden Party. Students will also be able to present their work at the End of Year Art Show.

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You could study: Level 1 • Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design (pg 17) Level 2 • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Art & Design (pg 18) • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Photography (pg 18) Level 3 • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design (pg 18) • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Photography (pg 19) • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing (pg 19) • Level 3 / 4 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design: Pre-Degree (pg 19)


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BTEC Diploma in Art & Design Level 1 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1GAA1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade E or above) • A portfolio of work Course summary: This course will give you an opportunity to explore various techniques such as photography, textiles and print, as well as general art techniques. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design • Level 2 Diploma in Photography www.huntingdon.ac.uk/a1

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BTEC Diploma in Art & Design Level 2

BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Photography Level 2

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2GAA1

Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3GAB1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2GAB1

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) • A portfolio of work

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and English • A portfolio of artwork

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English • A portfolio of work

Course summary: This course will build on your previous art experiences and will give you the opportunity to both broaden and deepen your ability in many different art techniques. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience.

Course summary: This course is suitable for those who would like to gain and develop photographic skills and techniques, including film making and animation. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience.

What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design, Photography or Fashion & Clothing

Students can be enrolled on the 90 Credit Diploma (1 year) and on successful completion can progress on to the full Extended Diploma (where appropriate).

What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography

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What could you study after this course? • BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design • Related Higher Education course within this field

Course summary: This course is designed to introduce you to a variety of art and design techniques, and give you an opportunity to learn how to use a range of materials and processes imaginatively to create your own portfolio. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience.

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Photography Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing Level 3

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design: Pre-Degree Level 3/4

Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3GAC1

Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3GAB1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP3GAA1

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and English • Basic photographic experience and a portfolio of work

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and English • A portfolio of work

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths, English and an art based subject • Applicants must be at least 17 years old and have 1 A Level or equivalent • A portfolio of artwork

Course summary: This course will teach you the visual, technical, creative and professional skills that will enable you to enter commercial photography or to continue on to Higher Education. You will work with traditional and digital techniques. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. Students can be enrolled on the 90 Credit Diploma (1 year) and on successful completion can progress on to the full Extended Diploma (where appropriate). What could you study after this course? • HNC/D in Professional Photography • Related Higher Education course within this field

Course summary: This course gives you the opportunity to build on your drawing, presentation and garment construction skills, as well as compile a portfolio for application to specialist fashion courses at university. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. Students can be enrolled on the 90 Credit Diploma (1 year) and on successful completion can progress on to the full Extended Diploma (where appropriate). What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course within this field

Course summary: This course is designed to give you further knowledge of a range of disciplines in order to help you realise your potential and discover which area you wish to specialise in. After completion, the majority of learners will move on to Higher Education, usually in the form of a university degree course. What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course within this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/a4

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Business

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Do you want to become a Sales or Marketing Professional, Business Owner, Human Resources Officer or Retail Manager? Our Business courses will start you on your journey to Become You!

Our courses give you the skills needed to work in the world of business. They will provide you with a rich educational experience that will be more than just a classroom-based course – you will get out and about experiencing what it will be like to work in business.

You could study: Level 2 • Level 2 Diploma in Business (pg 21) Level 3 • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (pg 21)

All of our courses are run by tutors who have had first-hand experience of the business, retail and finance industries and will be able to give you an invaluable insight into starting and developing your career. We work closely with employers to ensure students are provided with real work experience opportunities, putting the skills you have learnt into practice. We also offer Apprenticeships in Business and Administration, see page 10

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BTEC Diploma in Business Level 2 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2BMA1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including maths and English Course summary: This course provides you with an excellent introduction to business practice and the principles of management. You will learn about the theories behind business structure as well as have the opportunity to explore your own thoughts and opinions. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business • Business Apprenticeship www.huntingdon.ac.uk/b2

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level 3 Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3BMA1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and English Course summary: This course is ideal if you want to work in business but are unsure which area to specialise in. This is a very rounded course and is highly valued by employers as it covers many areas of business and retail. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course • Apprenticeship within this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/b3

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Children

& Young People’s Workforce Do you want to become a Playworker, Nursery Manager, Teaching Assistant or Holiday Rep.? Our courses will start you on your journey to Become You! Our courses will teach you about children’s growth and development. You will also develop observational skills and gain a strong understanding of how to care for and support the learning of children and young people. All of our courses include work experience, which will help you to develop your confidence and skills for your future career. Our tutors have years of relevant industry experience to enable you to receive the very best tuition and guidance. We also have well equipped classrooms that will allow you to practice the techniques and theories taught in class.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB) As your studies feature contact with vulnerable members of society (children) you will be required to have a satisfactory DBS certificate. You will be asked to complete a DBS form, the process will be explained at your interview. DBS clearance will allow you to attend work placements that will be relevant to your course. If you have any concerns please speak to a member of the Admissions Team on 01480 379106. You could study: Level 1 • Level 1 CACHE Foundation in Caring for Children (pg 24) Level 2 • Level 2 CACHE Certificate for the Children & Young People's Workforce (pg 24) Level 3 • Level 3 CACHE Early Years Educator (pg 24)

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This course is going to help me to become a Nursery Manager Shannon Ruff – CACHE Early Years Educator Level 3

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CACHE Foundation in Caring for Children Level 1 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1GCA1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade E or above) and be working at a suitable level in maths and English Course summary: If you are interested in working with children, this introductory level course could be for you. Run over one year, the course provides the knowledge of children’s growth, development and care. You will also study maths, English and complete relevant work experience (see DBS clearance pg 22). What could you study after this course? • Level 2 CACHE Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce www.huntingdon.ac.uk/c1

CACHE Certificate for the Children & Young People's Workforce Level 2 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2GCA1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including maths and English Course summary: This course will build your knowledge and skills to work under supervision in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of children’s services. Alongside your vocational training you will study maths and English as well as attending a work placement for a minimum of 65 days. The placements will be organised by the College (see DBS clearance pg 22). What could you study after this course? • Level 3 CACHE Early Years Educator www.huntingdon.ac.uk/c2

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CACHE Early Years Educator Level 3 Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3GCB1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and English • 2 weeks work experience Course summary: This course will enable you to develop a full career in the world of child care and education. It will prepare you to work with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of children’s services. Alongside your vocational training you will be working on the extended project qualification as well as attending a work placement (see DBS clearance pg 22). Students will initially enrol on the CACHE Diploma (1 year) and on successful completion can progress to the full CACHE Extended Diploma. What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course within this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/c3

(The) tutors are good and are always there if you need them Student studying CACHE Early Years Educator

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Computing & Creative Media Production Do you want to become a Web Designer, Games Developer, IT Technician, IT Programmer or Network Manager? Our Computing and Creative Media Production courses will start you on your journey to Become You! On our courses you will learn about topics including information systems, computer systems, websites, networks and software. The College has the latest software and equipment for you to learn the skills needed to start a career in the computing industry.

You could study: Level 2 • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Information Technology (pg 28) • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production (pg 29)

We also have the most up-to-date networking equipment to allow you to work in an authentic IT environment.

Level 3 • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology (pg 29) • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Games Development) (pg 29)

For those who would like to work with computers in a more creative environment we offer Creative Media Production. We have a dedicated room with industry standard equipment that will allow you to develop your artistic talents and creativity. We also have presentations from industry experts and the opportunity to review current games products as part of our Games Club.

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I want to become a Games Developer Stephen Cinco – Creative Media Production (Games Development) Level 3

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BTEC Diploma in Information Technology Level 2 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2MIA1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths Course summary: This course is ideal if you would like to learn about how a computer works, how to design and build a website, understand security systems, put together simple computer networks, and create and customise business documents. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology www.huntingdon.ac.uk/d6

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Computing & Creative Media Production

BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production Level 2

Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3MIA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2MGA1

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and English • A portfolio of work

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including maths and English • A portfolio of work

Course summary: This course focuses on developing the skills and knowledge needed to work in IT and web development roles. The course will provide you with the starting point to develop a career in areas such as IT Technical Support, Software Development, Multimedia Systems or Web Design. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience.

Course summary: This course will provide an introduction into the creative digital media sector by focusing on concept art, simple digital media techniques and understanding the market needs. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience.

What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course within this field

What could you study after this course? • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Games Development)

BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Games Development) Level 3 Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3MGA1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including maths and English Course summary: This course will give you the experience and skills to design, program and develop computer games to run on today’s technological systems. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course within this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/d9

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Construction & Building Services Do you want to become an Electrician, Plumber, Gas Engineer, Bricklayer, Carpenter or Site Manager? Our Construction courses will start you on your journey to Become You! The construction industry offers a wide range of positions, from planning through to working on construction project sites. Specialists are needed for every phase of the building process, through to maintenance of homes and buildings. At Huntingdonshire Regional College you can choose to study from a range of programmes including brickwork, carpentry, electrical installation, heating and ventilation (plumbing) and multi-trade. Our facilities In January 2013 we opened our brand new, purpose built construction facilities at the Huntingdon campus. Within the workshops there are dedicated areas for heating and ventilation (plumbing), carpentry, electrical and brick. The workshops have been designed to give you a real work atmosphere and a taste of what is to come when you go into employment. Real work experience You will also get the opportunity to work on real life projects for the local community. Many students have enjoyed helping local social firms with their maintenance and being involved in small building projects for local schools.

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You could study: Level 1 • Level 1 Construction: Multi-Trade (pg 32) • Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying (pg 32) • Level 1 Diploma in Site Carpentry (pg 33) • Level 1 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology (Electrical Installation) (pg 34) • Level 1 Diploma in Heating & Ventilation (pg 35) Level 2 • Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying (pg 32) • Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry (pg 33) • Level 2 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology (Electrical Installation) (pg 35) • Level 2 Diploma in Heating & Ventilation (pg 35) Level 3 • Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying (pg 33)


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Construction: Multi-Trade Level 1 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1COM1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade E or above) Course summary: This course covers a multi-trade programme giving basic skills and knowledge in brickwork, electrical installation, carpentry and plumbing. This course will give you the opportunity to decide which trade you would like to specialise in. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 1 Construction courses in Heating & Ventilation, Site Carpentry, Bricklaying or Electrical Installation

Diploma in Bricklaying Level 1

Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1COD1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2COA1

Entry requirements: • 3 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English, maths and an appropriate science

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English, maths and science • Completed Level 1 Bricklaying (Plus Level 1 Functional Skills English and maths)

Course summary: This course will allow you to develop basic skills in bricklaying and health and safety in the construction industry. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying www.huntingdon.ac.uk/e4

Course summary: This course will allow you to develop basic skills in bricklaying and will prepare you for employment. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Bricklaying or an Apprenticeship www.huntingdon.ac.uk/e8

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Course was very good! Great teacher! Student studying Bricklaying Level 2


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Diploma in Bricklaying Level 3

Diploma in Site Carpentry Level 1

Diploma in Site Carpentry Level 2

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP3COA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1COS1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2COS1

Entry requirements: • Level 2 Bricklaying or equivalent (Plus Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths)

Entry requirements: • 3 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English, maths and an appropriate science

Course summary: This course will allow you to further develop your bricklaying skills including more decorative and intricate brickwork design. You will also cover site management, site scheduling and renewable resources. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience.

Course summary: This course will allow you to develop basic skills in site carpentry and health and safety in the construction industry. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience.

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English, maths and an appropriate science • Completed Level 1 Carpentry (including Level 1 Functional Skills English and maths)

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What could you study after this course? • Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry www.huntingdon.ac.uk/e9

Course summary: This course will allow you to develop basic skills in site carpentry and it will prepare you for employment as an apprentice. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry www.huntingdon.ac.uk/e1

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Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology (Electrical Installation) Level 1 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1COL1 Entry requirements: • 3 GCSEs (Grade D or above) Course summary: This course will give you an overview of electrical installation and introduce some basic electrical installation skills. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 2 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology www.huntingdon.ac.uk/e10

This course is going to help me get an Apprenticeship to become an Electrician Levi Massie – Electrical Installation Level 2

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Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology (Electrical Installation) Level 2 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2COB1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English, maths and science • Completed Level 1 Electrotechnical Technology (including Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths) Course summary: This course will prepare you for an Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation by developing your wiring and installation skills. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience.

Diploma in Heating & Ventilation (Plumbing) Level 1

Diploma in Heating & Ventilation (Plumbing) Level 2

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1COD1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2COD1

Entry requirements: • 3 GCSEs (Grade D or above)

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English, maths and science • Completed Level 1 Heating and Ventilation (including Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths)

Course summary: This course will give you an overview of heating and ventilation, and introduce some basic installation and maintenance skills. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 2 Diploma in Heating & Ventilation www.huntingdon.ac.uk/e11

What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation

Course summary: This is a course for those wishing to become a Plumber or Ventilation and Heating Engineer. It will allow you to become partly qualified before going onto an apprenticeship. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Heating and Ventilation

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Engineering Do you want to become a Mechanical Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Maintenance Engineer or Electronics Engineer? Our Engineering courses will start you on your journey to Become You! Many items that you use within your day to day life have been created and developed by engineers including: cars, mobile phones, iPads, hospital equipment, computer games and houses!

You could study: Level 1 • Level 1 Certificate in Engineering (pg 38)

Engineering continues to evolve at a fast pace with ever-changing technologies and processes creating new job roles, alongside a need for the more traditional and basic skills.

Level 2 • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Engineering Technology: Mechanical & Electronics (pg 38)

In fact, engineering continues to be so important to the UK economy that over the next 5 years it is estimated that engineering and manufacturing companies will need to take on an extra 170,000 people*.

Level 3 • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology: Mechanical or Electronics (pg 38)

Our facilities At Huntingdonshire Regional College we have the right learning environment to ensure you learn all the skills and develop the necessary knowledge to excel in the engineering industry. The mechanical workshop is equipped for most engineering processes whilst the electronic labs have Microprocessor Systems, PICs, Computer-Aided-Design and circuit construction facilities.

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Certificate in Engineering Level 1 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1EAA1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade E or above) Course summary: This course is ideal if you wish to start a career in the engineering and manufacturing industry and will give you the basic introduction to engineering principles. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Engineering Technology www.huntingdon.ac.uk/f1

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BTEC Diploma in Engineering Technology: Mechanical & Electronics Level 2

Diploma in Engineering Technology: Mechanical or Electronics Level 3

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2EEA1

Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3EAA1

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English, maths and science

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English, maths and science

Course summary: This course will give you a broad background and will cover such areas as electronics, robotics, circuit board construction and design, computer aided drafting and operation of lathes and milling machines. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience.

Course summary: During this course you will learn how to operate engineering equipment to a high level of competency. You will have the opportunity to study either mechanical or electronics engineering. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience.

What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology: Mechanical or Electronics

What could you study after this course? • HNC in Engineering or higher education course in related field

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Hair, Beauty, Nails & Complementary Therapies Do you want to become a Beauty Therapist, Hairdresser, Barber, Make-up Artist, Nail Technician or Salon Manager? Our Hair, Beauty, Nails & Complementary Therapies courses will start you on your journey to Become You! Our courses will develop your creative skills in a fast moving and dynamic environment. There are many job opportunities open to you in this industry and if you are outgoing, friendly and enjoy meeting new people, you will be a true asset to the profession. Our courses are run in our commercial salons giving you experience of working in a live salon environment and working on real customers – this is a great way to build up your confidence and develop the skills needed to survive in such a fast-paced career. During your course you will have the chance to visit working salons and attend industry events including Salon International, Professional Beauty and Professional Beauty Holistic. Within our courses you will also have the opportunity to undertake additional training alongside your course.

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You could study: Level 1 • Level 1 Hair & Beauty (pg 42) Level 2 • Level 2 Beauty Therapy (pg 42) • Level 2 Hairdressing (pg 43) • Level 2 Nail Services (pg 45) Level 3 • Level 3 Beauty Therapy – Electrical Route (pg 42) • Level 3 Beauty Therapy – Massage Route (pg 43) • Level 3 Hairdressing (pg 43) • Level 3 Complementary & Alternative Therapies (pg 44) • Level 3 Nail Services (pg 45) Level 4 • Level 4 Diploma Salon Management (pg 45)


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I am training to become a Beauty Therapist Alice Poole – Beauty Therapy Level 2

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Beauty Therapy Level 2

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1HAA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2HBA1

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade E or above)

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths

Course summary: This course will give you an introduction to the hair and beauty industry. You will learn how to prepare for hair and beauty services and assist senior therapists in a variety of treatments as well as attending to clients in the reception area of the salons. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase a beauty kit and uniform. What could you study after this course? • Level 2 Beauty Therapy • Level 2 Hairdressing • Level 2 Nail Services www.huntingdon.ac.uk/g1

Course summary: This course will give you an introduction to beauty therapy. You will learn how to identify a variety of skin types and select suitable products, cover all aspects of manicure and pedicure, learn to apply make-up for different occasions and provide waxing and eye treatments, all within a professional working salon environment. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase a beauty kit and uniform. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Beauty Therapy • Level 2 Nails www.huntingdon.ac.uk/g2

Beauty Therapy Level 3 – Electrical Route Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP3HBB1 Entry requirements: • Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification (plus Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths) Course summary: This course is for those who require specialist beauty qualifications and ultimately aspire to a management position. On this course you will learn how to assess individual clients and provide advice on a specific treatment plan. You will learn how to carry out specialist electrical treatments. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase a Level 3 kit and uniform. What could you study after this course? • Level 4 Salon Management course or apply for university to study a course in this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/g3

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Beauty Therapy Level 3 – Massage Route Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP3HBA1 Entry requirements: • Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification or equivalent (plus Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths) Course summary: This course is for those who require specialist beauty qualifications and ultimately aspire to a management position. On this course you will learn how to assess individual clients and provide advice on a specific treatment plan. You will learn how to carry out specialist massage treatments. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase a Level 3 kit and uniform.

Hairdressing Level 2

Hairdressing Level 3

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2HAA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP3HAA1

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths

Entry requirements: • Level 2 Hairdressing qualification or equivalent (plus Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths)

Course summary: This course will teach you all aspects of basic hairdressing such as cutting, styling, colouring and perming. Learners will also be required to perform reception duties at intervals throughout the course. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase a training head and uniform. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Hairdressing • Level 2 Beauty or Nails www.huntingdon.ac.uk/g6

What could you study after this course? • Level 4 Salon Management course or apply for university to study a course in this field

Course summary: This course will teach you advanced hairdressing such as cutting, styling and colouring. All learners will be required to perform managerial duties at intervals throughout the course. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase two training heads and a uniform. If you do not have a working hairdressing kit you will be required to purchase one. What could you study after this course? • Level 4 Salon Management course or apply for university to study a course in this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/g4

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Complementary & Alternative Therapies Level 3 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: HARA1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English and maths Course summary: This course will cover complementary therapies such as body massage, aromatherapy and reflexology. Please be aware that there is a large practical element in the form of case studies that are required to be completed at home. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase a kit and uniform. What could you study after this course? • Level 4 Salon Management course or apply for university to study a course in this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/g7

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Nail Services Level 2

Nail Services Level 3

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2HBC1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP3HBC1

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths

Entry requirements: • Level 2 Nail Services or Beauty (plus Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths)

Course summary: This is the ideal qualification if you are looking for a career as a nail technician. You will cover techniques such as manicure, pedicure, nail art and acrylic nail extensions. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase a kit and a uniform. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Nail Services • Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing www.huntingdon.ac.uk/g8

Diploma in Salon Management Level 4

Course summary: This qualification will allow you to become a fully qualified Nail Technician. You will learn all three nail systems as well as up-to-date nail art techniques and use of the electric file. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase a kit and a uniform. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Beauty Therapy www.huntingdon.ac.uk/g9

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: HAAA1 Entry requirements: • You should be an experienced and qualified hair and / or beauty professional, who works unsupervised, possibly in a supervisory or managerial role, and have a high level of relevant knowledge and skills Course summary: This is the ideal qualification if you are looking to run your own hair or beauty salon or provide professional training. You will gain the skills to manage staff and resources, learn how to develop and promote your business and develop your technical skills. Additional information: It will be necessary for you to purchase a uniform. www.huntingdon.ac.uk/g10

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Health

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Do you want to become a Social Worker, a Care Worker or work in Nursing or Health Care? Our Health and Social Care courses will start you on your journey to Become You! A career in Health and Social Care, supporting some of society’s most vulnerable people, is a rewarding choice and there are plenty of employment opportunities in a variety of care sectors – in fact the UK health sector currently offers over 300 different job roles! You could choose to work with a wide variety of people including people with physical and / or learning disabilities, older people or families. As part of your course you will have the opportunity to complete work experience, which will help you to develop your confidence and skills for your future career. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB) As your studies feature contact with vulnerable members of the society you will be required to have a satisfactory DBS certificate. You will be asked to complete a DBS form, the process will be explained at your interview. DBS clearance will allow you to attend work placements that will be relevant to your course. If you have any concerns please speak to a member of the Admissions Team on 01480 379106.

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Health & Social Care

CACHE Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) Level 2 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2GCB1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths Course summary: This course will enable you to progress to work in a supervised capacity in a range of settings. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) www.huntingdon.ac.uk/h1

CACHE Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) Level 3 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP3GCC1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English and maths Course summary: This course will enable you to progress in to work as a supervisor in a range of care settings. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course within this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/h2

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Motor Vehicle

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Do you want to become a Motor Vehicle Technician, a Service Technician, a Motor Vehicle Breakdown Engineer or a Motorsport Technician? Our Motor Vehicle and Motor Sport courses will start you on your journey to Become You!

All of our courses give you the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the motor industry. Our lessons are based around practical activities in our workshops allowing you to prepare for the hands-on career you have decided to pursue, and give you the opportunity to gain experience, and get a feel for what working life in a garage is like. Do you live life in the fast-lane? Then our Motor Sport courses may be for you! These courses give you practical experience in preparing a race car prior to an event and gives you the opportunity to go out to a number of racing events as part of the pit crew for HRC’s own racing car!

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You could study: Level 1 • Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (pg 50) Level 2 • Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (pg 50) • Level 2 Diploma in Motor Sport (pg 51) Level 3 • Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (pg 50) • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Motor Sport (pg 51)


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Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 1

Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2

Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1AAA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2AAA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP3AAA1

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade E or above)

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) • Due to the requirements of the course you must have also completed a Level 1 qualification or have a good understanding of motor vehicles

Entry requirements: • Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair or equivalent (plus Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths)

Course summary: This course will give you the basic introduction to all vehicle systems and the motor vehicle industry. You will study basic servicing operations covering: cooling, ignition, lubrication, emission systems, steering and suspension systems. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair www.huntingdon.ac.uk/j1

Course summary: The majority of this course is workshop based with one day theory. You will study servicing operations covering: cooling, ignition, lubrication, emission systems, steering and suspension systems. If necessary, you will also study maths, English and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair www.huntingdon.ac.uk/j2

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Course summary: The majority of this course is workshop based with one day theory. You will learn how to diagnose and repair faults on the following systems: petrol and diesel engines, lubrication and cooling, engine management, transmissions systems, self-levelling suspension systems, power assisted steering systems and electrical and electronic systems. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • NVQ in another area of vehicle maintenance www.huntingdon.ac.uk/j3


Motor Vehicle & Motor Sport

Diploma in Motor Sport Level 2 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2AAB1 Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths Course summary: This course is ideal if you are looking to work within the motor sport industry. You will gain practical experience in preparing a race car prior to an event and attend race days as part of the vehicle support team. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 3 Diploma in Motor Sport www.huntingdon.ac.uk/j4

BTEC Diploma in Motor Sport Level 3 Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3AAB1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English and maths • Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance / Motor Sport (plus Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths) Course summary: This course will prepare you for employment within the motor sport industry. You will gain training in general motor mechanics and electronics. You will gain practical experience in preparing a race car prior to an event and attend race days as part of the vehicle support team. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course within this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/j5

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Music

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Do you want to become a Sound Engineer, Publicity and Promotions Manager, an Artist’s Agent or Professional Musician? Our Music Technology course will start you on your journey to Become You! With so many advancements in the way people listen to music it is an exciting industry to be in. You could be working at live concerts, in studios or working on the next audio technologies for games and websites. You will cover a wide range of skills including acoustics, keyboarding, mixing, recording and editing. You will produce a portfolio of work that will include a fully produced and mastered album, a music video, a musicbased website and scores for film sequences. Working in our new state-of-the-art commercial music studio you will learn the essential skills and develop the knowledge you need to work within the industry. You could study: Level 3 • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology (pg 53)

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology Level 3 Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3MGB1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English and maths Course summary: This qualification will prepare you for appropriate direct employment or higher education in the music sector. It is also suitable if you have decided on a specialist area of work that you would like to progress in. This course is based largely on research activities and practical solutions. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course within this field www.huntingdon.ac.uk/k2

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Performing Arts

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Do you want to become a Professional Performer? Our Performing Arts course will start you on your journey to Become You! This course is nationally recognised for placing a high volume of students in Accredited Trinity College Diploma colleges that have access to Dance and Drama Award funding. This course will prepare you to a very high standard in all disciplines. Not only will your abilities to sing, dance and act be enhanced, but you will also learn to prepare for auditions and interviews. Most of your time will be spent developing your practical skills and improving your confidence and ability to perform. Achievement and progression is excellent, with students moving onto professional Performing Arts schools to study vocational and degree courses. Performing Arts is highly competitive and with the help of our professional staff, of whom many are still working within the industry, you can get the head start you need.

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Stageworks Performing Arts Our Performing Arts course is run at Stageworks Studios in Buckden. The campus is the ideal venue to help support your performing needs. Two studios are complete with Harlequin flooring, barres, mirrors and PA equipment, with a third studio space for drama and group singing. There is also a singing room for private tuition and a classroom for contextual studies which can also be utilised as a fourth studio for independent rehearsal.


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Performing Arts Course Length: 2 years Course Code: A3 Entry requirements: • By audition only, where you will be assessed on your individual strengths Course summary: This course will prepare you for your auditions to a three year vocational college. Your standards will be raised to help you become a competent all round performer in this competitive industry and you will achieve a variety of qualifications that are recognised within the industry, including a Level 3 Diploma in Musical Theatre. As well as achieving vocational qualifications, the course will help you prepare audition pieces and practice mock interviews specific to the college you are aspiring to apply to. Career guidance and college choice decisions are assessed and discussed on a regular basis. We will also prepare you mentally to be able to take on the challenges ahead of you, whatever your individual aim may be. What could you study after this course? This course will prepare you to enter into the performing arts industry professional training pathways or onto Stageworks’ own 2 year Professional Performer course. www.huntingdon.ac.uk/s1

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Sport

Our Men’s Football Team has secured a place in the final of the Men’s British College National Football League Championship three times in the last four years and has won the championship title twice!

Science & Leisure Do you want to become a Fitness Instructor, Professional Athlete, Coach, Sport Development Officer or work in the leisure industry? Our Sport Science and Leisure courses will start you on your journey to Become You! With physical activity and exercise coming to the forefront of the prevention and management of many medical conditions, there is an increasing demand for qualified exercise professionals, including coaches, fitness instructors and sport and exercise scientists. Operating alongside our academic provision, we have a football academy to help sport students wishing to develop their skills in this particular area of sport, whilst gaining a nationally recognised vocational or academic qualification at the same time. Football Development Centre Working in combination with ‘Training Ground’, our Football Development Centre gives students the opportunity to experience elite level football and represent the College in the British Colleges League. Students will also have the opportunity to compete for England Colleges.

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You could study: Level 1 • Level 1 Leisure & Tourism (pg 59) Level 2 • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Sport (Performance) (pg 58) • Level 2 CYQ Diploma in Health, Exercise & Fitness Instruction (pg 58 ) • Level 2 Diploma in Leisure & Tourism (pg 59) Level 3 • BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences Level 3 (pg 59)


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After my course I am going to university to become a Sports Coach Ben Hooban – Sport & Exercise Sciences Level 3

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CYQ Diploma in Health, Exercise & Fitness Instruction Level 2

BTEC Diploma in Sport (Performance) Level 2

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2BLB1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2BLA1

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths • You will need to show an ability to cope with a programme of physical ability

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths • You will need to show an ability to cope with a programme of physical ability

Course summary: Awarded by Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ), this is a course intended to recognise the competence of an individual who wishes to work as a gym instructor or teach exercise sessions. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience.

Course summary: This course combines both theory and practical sessions to develop your understanding of a range of sport related occupations. You will also have an opportunity to trial for the Football Development Centre (FDC). If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience.

Additional information: There will be an additional cost for kit and uniform. What could you study after this course? • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences www.huntingdon.ac.uk/m1

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Additional information: There will be an additional cost for football kit and uniform. What could you study after this course? • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences www.huntingdon.ac.uk/m2


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BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences Level 3 Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3BLA1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English, maths and a science Course summary: This course gives you the opportunity to complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will also have an opportunity to trial for the Football Development Centre (FDC). You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience.

Leisure & Tourism Level 1

Leisure & Tourism Level 2

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1BLA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2BLC1

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade E or above)

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths

Course summary: This course will introduce you to the travel and tourism industry and give you an opportunity to explore the wide range of job roles that make up this exciting and varied industry. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • Level 2 Leisure & Tourism www.huntingdon.ac.uk/m4

Students will initially enrol on the 90 Credit Diploma (1 year) and on successful completion can progress to the full Extended Diploma.

Course summary: This course will enhance your understanding of the leisure and tourism sector. You will study a range of units, such as customer service, marketing leisure venues and how to plan events and trips. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. What could you study after this course? • An Apprenticeship in the travel and leisure sector www.huntingdon.ac.uk/m5

Additional information: There will be an additional cost for football kit and uniform. What could you study after this course? • HNC in Sport Development and Coaching or related Higher Education course within this field

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Uniformed

Public Services

Do you want to become a Police Officer, Soldier, Navy Officer, RAF Officer, Prison Officer or Firefighter? Our Uniformed Public Services courses will start you on your journey to Become You!

The uniformed and public services encompass many diverse roles, but they all have one thing in common: they're essential to the smooth running of our society. The public sector is the UK’s largest employer and includes central and local government, the armed forces, the emergency services and a host of public corporations.

You could study: Level 1 • Level 1 NCFE Diploma in Public Services (pg 62)

We work closely with local uniformed services and organise visits to and from their personnel throughout the year to help develop your knowledge and gain a better understanding of the career path you are considering. They will talk to you about their experiences and give you an insight into the world of uniformed services. To prepare you for future careers you will be required to wear the course uniform which consists of cargo trousers, polo shirt and fleece.

Level 3 • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services (pg 62)

Our uniformed public services students participate in a variety of activities and trips throughout the year, including a week long adventurous residential course in Wales. These events help to consolidate your theoretical and practical learning.

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Level 2 • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Public Services (pg 62)


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I want to become an oďŹƒcer in the Army Lewis Garrett – Uniformed Public Services Level 2

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NCFE Diploma in Public Services Level 1

BTEC Diploma in Public Services Level 2

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP1PSA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: SP2PSA1

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade E or above)

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs (Grade D or above) including English and maths

Course summary: This practical course will cover the uniformed services as well as looking at a range of indoor and outdoor sporting and leisure activities. You will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience. Additional information: There will be an additional cost for trips and uniform. What could you study after this course? • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Public Services www.huntingdon.ac.uk/n1

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Course summary: This course offers an opportunity to find out what is required to become a member of the uniformed services. There will be a variety of activities which will put into practice what you have learnt in class, with a range of visits to give you a comprehensive understanding of what a career in one of the uniformed public services is really about. If necessary, you will also study maths and English, and complete relevant work experience.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services Level 3 Course Length: 2 years Course Code: SP3PSA1 Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English and maths Course summary: This course is an excellent introduction to both a career in the uniformed services and higher education. You will gain an understanding of the public sector, the Criminal Justice System, leadership and fitness. You will have an opportunity to be involved in outdoor activities and expeditions. You will also study for an extended project qualification and complete relevant work experience.

Additional information: There will be an additional cost for trips and uniform.

Additional information: There will be an additional cost for trips and uniform.

What could you study after this course? • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

What could you study after this course? • Related Higher Education course within this field

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Access

to Higher Education We have a range of Access courses offering you a chance to develop your skills at all levels and help you gain the qualifications you need to progress to university.

You could study: Level 2 • Level 2 Pre-Access (including GCSE English and maths) (pg 65) Level 3 • Level 3 Diploma in Access to Higher Education • Combined Studies (pg 66) • Nursing (pg 66)

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Access to Higher Education

Pre-Access (including GCSE English and maths) Level 2 Course Length: 1 year Course Code: MGMF1 Entry requirements: • No formal qualifications are required, although your literacy skills will need to be at or around Level 1 (this will be assessed as part of the application process) Course summary: The Pre-Access Certificate is an ideal course for learners who want to take their first steps towards Higher Education. The course will prepare you for progression onto the Access to Higher Education Diploma which is a university entrance qualification. You will also have the opportunity to study for GCSEs in English and maths alongside the Certificate in a friendly and supportive environment. Additional information: The course is particularly tailored to meet the needs of learners who may have child care responsibilities and those who are returning to study after a period of time. What could you study after this course? • Access to Higher Education Diploma and other Level 3 programmes www.huntingdon.ac.uk/r1

This course is the start of my journey to become an adult nurse Karen Brett – Access to Nursing Level 3

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Access to Higher Education Our Access programmes are suitable for you if you would like to study at university but have left school without the usual Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels. Our courses will teach you how to approach study and different learning techniques that you will need during your studies at university. You will be encouraged and supported to become a successful and independent learner. Each course covers units of study relevant to your chosen diploma pathway. We will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to prepare you for university. However, you will need to be at a required standard of literacy and numeracy in order to be able to complete the course. This standard usually requires you to have GCSE English and maths at Grade C or above (we may accept equivalencies in certain circumstances subject to university entrance criteria). You will be assigned a tutor at the start of the course. The tutor will closely monitor and track your progress and be able to help you reach your potential. Many of our students go on to secure places at university and develop careers in a wide range of specialist subjects.

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Access to Higher Education: Combined Studies Level 3

Access to Higher Education: Nursing Level 3

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: GVAA1

Course Length: 1 year Course Code: GVCA1

Course summary: In addition to core academic skills you will also study subjects such as: • Biology • English Literature • History • Philosophy • Psychology • Sociology

Course summary: In addition to core academic skills subjects you will also study six main subject areas: • Human Biology • Principles of Nursing • Psychology • Reflective Practice • Science • Sociology

Learners who undertake the Combined Studies pathway will be able to apply for most university courses in the arts and social sciences. For example, our previous learners have progressed onto degrees in Law, Psychology, Criminology, English Literature, History and Teaching.

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I have loved being on this course and found my tutors to be fantastic, they have totally made this course for all of us Student studying Access

If you are aged 24 and over and studying for a Level 3 access course, you could apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help with the course costs. If you then go on to complete a higher education course (that is eligible for student finance) the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan will be ‘written off’. This means that you don’t have to repay it!


Supported Learning

Supported Learning At Huntingdonshire Regional College we offer a range of courses for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The courses we offer encourage and support learners to gain independent living skills and social skills.

Please note: The information in this prospectus is to promote our courses and is not a legally binding contract. We will do our best to run the courses as advertised in the prospectus. We can only do so if we have enough students to make the course viable. If we do have to cancel a course, due to exceptional circumstances, we will do our best to offer you an alternative. In the unfortunate case that we have to cancel a course, we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due. The College cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions and we reserve the right to make changes to the courses and services we offer without prior notice.

Our courses allow individuals to discover their full potential in a safe and inspiring environment. Learners are excellently supported by well qualified and experienced staff to develop interests in a variety of vocational subjects. It is through creative enterprise projects and embedded basic skills (maths, English and Personal/Social Development) that learners acquire the necessary employability skills to prepare them for the world of work. For more information on the courses that we run at Huntingdonshire Regional College and with external partners, please see our Supported Learning Prospectus or visit www.huntingdon.ac.uk/supported-learning

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