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East Durham College Peterlee Campus Willerby Grove, Peterlee, Co. Durham, SR8 2RN Student Services

t: 0191 518 8222 Houghall Campus Houghall, Durham, Co. Durham, DH1 3SG Student Services

t: 0191 375 4710 The Technical Academy

1 Palmer Road, South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, Co. Durham SR8 2HU Reception

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We hope you enjoy reading this prospectus and find it useful. If you would like more information, please email us at enquiries@eastdurham.ac.uk or visit www.eastdurham.ac.uk Check us out on Facebook www.facebook.com/EDCollege East Durham College has support and facilities for the blind and partially sighted including transcribed publications and speech software. To find out more about how we can help blind and partially sighted students, please contact Student Services,

0191 518 8222


CONTENTS Welcome 5 Our Facilities 6 Open Days and Events 8 Support and Services 9 The Learning Resources Centre 14 Enterprise at East Durham College 16 Higher Education & The Gateway 17 Team East Durham & Elite Athlete Scholarship 18 Year 11 Summer Schools 22 Qualifications Guide & Progression Routes 24 & 162 Apprenticeships 26 Steps for Success

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Foundation Studies at Peterlee Campus

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East Durham Sixth Form (ED6)

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A Levels 35 Pre A Level/GCSEs 36 Forensic Science 37 School of Health, Social & Child Care

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Care & Early Years Health & Social Care

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School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

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Business 49 Peter Jones Enterprise Academy 54 Computing - Gaming, Software, Hardware & Networks 58 Hairdressing & Barbering 62 Beauty Therapy 68 Hospitality & Catering 77

Thanks to all the East Durham College students who took part in the photo shoot for this prospectus.

School of Construction & Engineering

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Engineering 83 Construction Trades 85 Carpentry & Joinery 86 Brickwork 90 Painting & Decorating 94 Motor Vehicle Maintenance 98 The Technical Academy - Electrical, Fitted Interiors & Plumbing, Gas, Plastering and Wall/Floor Tiling 102 School of Creative Industries

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Art & Graphic Design 119 Creative Media Production 125 Photography 130 Music & Music Technology 132 Performing Arts 135 School of Sport, Uniformed Public Services & Travel

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Sport Studies Outdoor Education Uniformed Public Services Travel & Tourism

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Houghall Land Based Courses

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Houghall Campus Introduction Land Based Foundation Studies Work Based Land Based Operations Agriculture & Sustainability Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing Arboriculture & Forestry Countryside & Environmental Management Equine Studies Floristry & Floral Design Horticulture & Landscape Design

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The Prince’s Trust Team Programme

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Access to Higher Education for Mature Students

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How to Apply

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How to Find Us

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Our Mission... Creating Outstanding Futures!

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WELCOME expandingyourhorizons

This prospectus is designed to give you a flavour of what it’s like at East Durham College, what courses are on offer and how we can assist you with choosing the right course for you. East Durham College offers a very special experience. The College is home to a genuine and supportive community of students and staff and we believe you won’t find a more supportive and friendlier college! We offer a wide range of courses that will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need for a complex and rapidly changing world, helping to enhance your future career prospects. Our state-of-the-art Peterlee Campus is one of the newest custom-built educational facilities in the north east. Our massive £40m investment ensures you have what you deserve – a wonderful facility fit for the 21st century. If you are thinking of enrolling on a course at our Houghall Campus there’s great news too. Set in over 450 acres of stunning grounds and with its own working farm, not only is the campus a great place to study, Houghall also has

an outstanding reputation as the region’s leading provider of land based courses and training. For more details please go to page 160. For anyone wanting to get ahead in the world of construction The Technical Academy at East Durham College offers one of the region’s best training facilities. The 37,000 sq ft. training centre on Peterlee’s South West Industrial Estate is fast becoming the place to train if you want to make it in the trade. For more details flick over to page 102. Not only have we got cutting edge and unique facilities, we also have teaching staff with years of experience in their industry of choice. They are dedicated, skilled professionals who are passionate about passing on their knowledge, while encouraging you to learn independently and treating you like an adult. We also have an expert team to give you advice,

information, guidance and support on your journey into and through College. Whether it’s study support, financial assistance, career advice or help dealing with personal problems, we’ll be there for you. But it’s not all work, work, work. East Durham College has a vibrant student life. Sport academies, trips, gigs, martial arts, theatre and much, much more there’s plenty going on. If your course is coming to an end and you can’t bring yourself to leave, and who could blame you, we have a number of Higher Education options with the College and the University of Sunderland. There’s your own specialist HE Gateway area too! At East Durham College we are all focused on helping you realise your potential and have got an enviable reputation as a college that gets the best out of our students.

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Peterlee Campus Facilities 220 seat theatre and cinema Television filming studio Recording studio All weather 3G pitch 500 seat sports arena/sports hall Cardiovascular and weights gym - free to all students* Specialist boxing gym Dance studio Full and five-a-side football pitches Large construction and engineering workshops State-of-the-art teaching and learning areas Gourmet restaurant, Scene1 Well equipped learning resources centre and IT suites Dedicated higher education area in conjunction with the University of Sunderland Commercial hair salon edc full time prospectus 2013 | 2014

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Positive Steps Childcare Nursery Spacious canteen and social space

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Houghall Campus Facilities 450 acre estate Working farm Equine unit Extensive animal care facilities Horticultural centre Glasshouses Floristry studio Specialist arboretum Workshops Woodland areas Ponds, woodland, nature trails, wetlands and the River Wear Learning resources centre with IT suite Football pitches Rugby pitches Fitness room Canteen Games room

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Open Days and Events Our open days and evenings are a great way to find out more about our fantastic facilities, teaching staff and range of courses, so please come along and check us out! Peterlee Campus

Open Evening & Apprenticeships Events Thursday 18th October 2012, 4.30pm-7pm Tuesday 29th January 2013, 4.30pm-7pm Open Day & Apprenticeships Event Saturday 27th April 2013, 10am-1pm

Houghall Campus

Christmas Fayre Sunday 9th December 2012, 10am-4pm Open Day Saturday 19th January 2013, 1pm-4pm Open Day & Apprenticeship Event Sunday 19th May 2013, 10am-4pm

Full Time Enrolment

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Houghall Campus 22nd and 23rd August 2013

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Peterlee Campus 27th August - 30th August 2013 The Academic Year begins on Monday 2nd September 2013.

Information Sessions - Come To College Events The College holds interview/information sessions for all students who have applied to enrol on a full time course. Once you have applied, either via the online application form on our website or using the paper application form, Student Services will contact you and let you know when to come along. It is essential that you attend so that we can guarantee your place, make sure we have the right level of support if you need it and make sure the course you have chosen is the right one and right level for you. You will be seen by a Course Lecturer and will be given specific information about your chosen subject. This will be a great chance for you to ask questions about the course and college life in general.

Please call Student Services on

0191 518 8222

to confirm dates or to make an appointment.


Support and Services What is Student Services? Student Services is central to everything you do at college, we can provide you with any help and support which you may need during your time at East Durham College, including applications for financial support, confidential counselling, as well as advice on courses and career opportunities available to you. We offer

Careers/job seeking information Information on job vacancies from local employers Details on Apprenticeship opportunities Information and application forms for universities and colleges throughout the UK and beyond East Durham College course information Information and application forms for financial assistance

The staff can give information, advice and guidance to help you plan your future or make the best of your time at the College. East Durham College Student Services Hotline The team has been awarded the Matrix Quality Standard for its information, advice and guidance services. So you can rest assured you will get best advice. The staff are all friendly, experienced and there to help you... call in or contact the team now.

Financial Support Student Services may be able to offer financial support to learners who are most in need. The Government provide some funds to the College to distribute to those most in need of help. You should make your application for financial help as soon as possible as the funds are limited. We will send you an application form in advance of enrolment in August. Help can be given towards essential equipment, uniforms or kit and getting to College. Care to Learn Care to Learn aims to provide financial support to teenage mothers and fathers who want to continue their education or training and need help with the cost of their childcare and travel expenses. To check eligibility criteria, plus the terms and conditions, or to apply for Care to Learn funding you can visit the Care to Learn website at www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn You can also get information and guidance on completing the application forms from Student Services.

Peterlee Campus

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Houghall Campus t:

0191 375 4710

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Support and Services Continued... Career Development Loans A Career Development Loan (CDL) is a bank loan designed to help you pay for work-related learning. You don’t have to start paying your loan back until at least one month after you stop training. You can use it to fund a variety of vocational (work-related) courses with a wide range of organisations, so you are able to choose the course that best suits your needs. You can take out a CDL whether you are employed, self-employed or unemployed.

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In summary: You can borrow anything between £300 and £8,000 to help you fund up to two years of learning (or up to three years if the course includes one year of relevant practical work experience) You can get CDLs through qualifying banks You then repay the loan to the bank over an agreed period at a fixed rate of interest

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Remember that a CDL is a personal loan between you and the bank, and you are responsible for repaying it to the bank. Before taking out a loan, check how much your monthly repayments will be, and that you feel confident that you will be able to make them. For the latest information please visit www.direct.gov.uk and search the site for Career Development Loans.

Army FE Bursary The British Army has developed an initiative called the Further Education Bursary Scheme (FEBS). The aim of the scheme is to help young adults in the 16 to 32 age group prepare for a career in the Army. This bursary financially rewards students for attending college, completing a relevant vocational qualification and pursuing a career in the Army at the end of their time at college. Those selected to be award holders will receive £1,000 for each year of their studies at college (subject to meeting commitments), then a further £1,000 upon completion of Army basic training. To check eligibility criteria, plus the terms and conditions, please call Student Services, the Head of Uniformed Public Services on 0191 518 8332 or check out www.army.mod.uk and search the site for FEBS. Adult Learners Entitlement If the course you are interested in is marked you will not have to pay any tuition fees* if you are over 19 but under 24 at the start of your course and haven’t already got a full Level 2 qualification, such as five GCSEs at grade C or above or an NVQ Level 2. If the course you are interested in is marked you will not have to pay any tuition fees* if you are over 19 but under 25 at the start of your course and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification, such as two or more A Levels or an NVQ Level 3. Please ask Student Services for more details on Level 2 and Level 3 Entitlement. *Applies to Tuition Fees only. Examination/ Registration Fees are payable on enrolment.


College Guidance Service & Careers Advice If you are unsure which course is best for you, the College Guidance Service can offer you a range of services to help you decide. The possibilities can seem endless when deciding what to do when you leave school or college. That’s why we employ our own specialist careers advisor who can help you find the right career path, job or university course. The College will provide you with advice, information and guidance with job search, CV writing and interview techniques. We also arrange trips to universities and hold careers fairs to help you decide what’s the right next career step for you. For more details contact the Careers Co-ordinator: t:

0191 518 8282

Opportunities For Everyone Confronting Inequalities:Celebrating Diversity All members of the community are actively encouraged to apply to East Durham College. We strive to ensure that every student is treated the same regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origins, social or religious background, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, civil marriage or partnership or being part of any other group which may have experienced discrimination. Students and staff alike are actively encouraged to respect others and to recognise their worth. The College also has a very strong approach to bullying. We will not tolerate anyone who threatens, picks on or isolates another students or members of staff. All college staff are committed to giving every student an equal chance to learn and achieve their goals. There is an ongoing programme of action and

monitoring, which seeks to identify and eliminate all forms of discrimination, harassment and stereotyping. At East Durham College we positively promote and celebrate diversity. Activities and initiatives include guest speakers, visits, charity events and promotional material displayed around the campuses. The College’s Equality and Diversity Annual Report is published on the College website. College Nursery & Childcare Many students have young children, a fact that often makes attendance at college difficult. To make life easier the College has its own nursery at the Peterlee Campus. Funding is available for students with children of non-school age (eligibility criteria apply). Learner Support We provide tutorial support for learners studying at the College with a transition programme to promote positivity, independence and learning creatively and practically. Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for students who need additional support in order to be successful in their chosen programme. The College has a policy for students with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities and a well qualified team of support staff. You may be referred by your tutor or Personal Learning Coach after you have had an initial assessment, but you can ask for help yourself at any point from your application to study at the College. Counselling Service Although students may be prepared to talk things through with their tutor or course lecturer, there may be times when they feel they want to talk things over with someone else outside their course. The College therefore has a team of trained counsellors who offer a totally confidential service to students.

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Support and Services Continued... English & Maths In addition to your main programme of study, you may also complete a qualification in English or Maths at an appropriate level. The qualifications you will undertake will depend on what previous qualifications you have and the demands of your main programme. Qualifications will either be Functional Skills or GCSE in English/Maths. We use these skills in all aspects of our study and everyday life and employers and universities value these qualifications as they demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge in real situations.

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Assessments of these qualifications can be test or portfolio based, or a combination of both, depending on your programme of study.

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Tutorial System It would be easy to miss out on the many opportunities that are on offer at East Durham College. This is one of the reasons that every full time student (aged 16-18) is assigned to a Personal Learning Coach (PLC) and time will be allocated on timetables for this purpose. Your PLC will ensure that you are equipped to cope with the demands of college life and can support you during your time at the College. Students’ Union Every student at East Durham College automatically becomes a member of our Students’ Union, which represents your views and ideas to the College. This is done through student officers, class representatives and a Student Council. The Students’ Union also organises many other services and events for students. The Students’ Union has its own rules, its own budget, and its officers are elected annually by the students. It plays an important part in your college life because it’s your voice. It’s here to represent your interests, whatever they are! The Students’ Union helps raise awareness of important issues that will affect you as a student, raises money for charities by putting on events, helps you to have your say about your course – what’s good or how things could be improved – as well as providing you with a confidential forum to come and ask questions! Also, if you want access to a wide range of exclusive student discounts, you can order your NUS extra card from www.nus.org.uk and then collect it in College once you are enrolled on your course.


FREE TRAVEL With the East Durham College Bus Service* Blaydon

Sunderland

Route 1 Route 2 Route 3 Route 4 Route 5 Route 6 Route 7 Shuttle Routes

Consett Stanley Chester-le-Street

Ryhope

South Hetton

Easington Lane

Hetton le-hole

Murton Station Rd

Seaham

Murton

Houghton-le-Spring Shuttle Route Between Houghall & Peterlee Wheatley Hill

HOUGHALL CAMPUS

Trimdon Spennymoor Bishop Auckland Newton Aycliffe Darlington

Thornley

Wingate

Fishburn

The Technical Academy

Blackhall

Sedgefield

PETERLEE CAMPUS Horden Blackhall Colliery Saxon

High Tunstall Billingham Stockton Middlesbrough

Easington Road Shell Garage Hartlepool Brierton School Hartlepool Manor College

Hartlepool JAX Seaton Carew

*Subject to change, please check with Student Services.

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The Learning Resources Centre East Durham College has a fully equipped Learning Resources Centre (LRC), at each campus, offering an extensive range of learning materials, which aim to meet the curriculum requirements of both students and staff. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is on hand to guide and support you through your learning programme. What is available at the LRC? Each LRC has the latest IT equipment and facilities, with PCs available to students on a drop-in basis. Students can access course materials from a variety of sources including: Books Reference materials Newspapers and magazines DVDs

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Online resources

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Over 3,000 ebook titles Photocopying, binding and laminating services are available


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Enterprise at East Durham College Our new Enterprise Education Strategy means the College has an ambition to create an ‘enterprise culture’ amongst our students. This looks to maximise the potential of enterprise and entrepreneurial spirit in our students. So if you have a business idea we can help you turn it into a reality. Whatever course you choose, we can help develop your key skills in enterprise which will provide you with the aptitude, knowledge and capabilities needed to unlock your entrepreneurial talents. The College runs a number of enterprise initiatives to help our students develop business and social enterprise activities. It provides access to a dedicated Enterprise team, of business advisors, who can offer specialist one-to-one advice and practical tips on running a business or becoming self employed.

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Enterprise information, support and business planning is provided within a One Stop Shop.

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Free Enterprise Workshops are run throughout the year. These focus on specific areas of the business start up process, including workshops specifically tailored to women considering starting up a business or becoming self employed. The Enterprise Drop-In Clinic offers students a FREE 30-minute confidential consultation, with a business professional, to get advice on questions and issues relating specifically to business or a business idea.

The Enterprise Business Club provides an excellent opportunity to enhance your business knowledge and skills whilst meeting like-minded people. The club holds sessions covering a range of business topics, from marketing to finance and business planning or how to access business grants, funding and business mentors. By the end of the enterprise programme students will be able to: Investigate and identify their own enterprise skills Generate an enterprising project idea Develop a project plan for a selected

enterprise idea Take part in an enterprise project Mange risk and uncertainty Evaluate the success of the enterprise project Reflect on the experience and skills gained

and to develop strategies on how to use these in the future

So East Durham College really is a great place to learn and put the theory into practice.


Higher Education with East Durham College and the University of Sunderland East Durham College is a strategic partner of the University of Sunderland. If you are thinking about studying Higher Education at East Durham College please contact Student Services. Or you can apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.co.uk The Gateway - An Exclusive Area For Our Higher Education Students The Gateway is a ‘one-stop shop’ facility that enables higher education students to access a wide range of university services and student support, all in one place. The facility houses a plasma screen, computers and ‘crash-out’ seating, as well as desks and meeting area to aid study. Designed specifically with students in mind, The Gateway is an innovation in student support, giving higher education students a first point of contact within the College. Students also benefit from having a University of Sunderland Partnership Liaison Officer on site several days a week, to help them with enquiries regarding Higher Education at the College and progression on to the University. Further information is available from The University Partnership Liaison Officer on

0191 518 5531

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Team East Durham Introduction Team East Durham is an exciting opportunity for both male and female students to join their chosen sport with a full time academic programme. Opportunities are available in football, basketball, Boxing, dance, rugby and netball - as well as support and development in many other sports for talented students competing at local, regional or national levels. Team East Durham is open to ALL students from total beginners to national standard competitors; and you do NOT have to study a sports course to be part of the Team East Durham programme. The Team East Durham staff and coaches are amongst the most highly qualified in the region, all having gained a vast amount of experience from their own professional playing days.

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You will get the opportunity to take part in organised leagues and competitions, such as the British Colleges and the North East Colleges Leagues.

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All students who join Team East Durham are easily identified by their branded team kit. Students are expected to excel in the classroom and wear their kit with pride at all times. Team East Durham also has links with all the relevant sports’ national governing bodies as well as several professional clubs - plus UK and overseas universities giving students first class opportunities to follow a clear progression pathway.

What to expect If you join one of Team East Durham’s Performance Centres you will take part and have access to: 9 to 12 hours of training per week Individual assessments of performance Strength and conditioning training Diet and nutrition guidance Fitness training programmes Performance analysis support Prehabilitation In-house physiotherapy Coaching awards Competitions


Team East Durham Facilities The facilities available to all students at East Durham College include Peterlee Campus 500 seated multi-purpose sports hall Extensively equipped fitness gym Four 11-a-side football pitches A full size floodlit 3G rubber crumb pitch Dance studio Exercise suite Specialist boxing gym Physiotherapy treatment room Sports specific changing facilities

Houghall Campus, Durham Two rugby playing pitches Three football pitches Six mini-soccer pitches Three 9 v 9 pitches Large training areas Well equipped fitness gym Outdoor assault course Physiotherapy treatment room Sports changing rooms

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Elite Athlete Scholarship Programme If you have exceptional talent or potential in either football or rugby you could be in with a chance of gaining one of our coveted scholarship places. All students who are offered a scholarship will study a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma/Diploma/Extended in Sport (Performance & Excellence in Football or Rugby) based at our Houghall Campus in Durham. The Scholarship Offers

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Free Laptop computer Training kit Assistance with travel expenses Expert coaching Sports science support Performance analysis Sports nutrition guidance Coaching qualifications

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For full details on this exciting course please see page 147. The Elite Scholarship Scheme is open to both male and female students. Students must be aged 16 or 17 on or before the 1st September 2013. For more information please contact the Sports Development Team on

0191 518 5565


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Year 11 Summer Schools Introduction Our new Summer Schools are a great chance to get a real taste of life as a student at East Durham College, so that you will have no worries about starting your course in September. You will spend three fulfilling days meeting your new tutors and getting used to student life on campus. The work you do will be interesting, enjoyable and will help you develop new skills alongside other students just like you. You will even get a nationally recognised qualification while doing it - bonus! The Summer School is completely free of charge and open to any Year 11 student in the region. You don’t even have to be planning to come to East Durham College in September, you might just want to find out more about a course area before enrolling elsewhere. So why not fill in the application form to enrol on the course area you plan to study?

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We’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience!

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Choose A Course Sign up for a 3 day Summer School in a subject area of your choice. Houghall Campus choose from: Agriculture Animal Care Arboriculture Countryside & Environment Equine Floristry Horticulture Land Based Operations

The Technical Academy choose from: Electrical Technology Fitted Interiors Gas Plastering Wall & Floor Tiling Peterlee Campus choose from: Art Beauty Therapy Brickwork Business Catering Child Care Engineering Fashion Forensic Science Hairdressing Health & Social Care IT Joinery Media Motor Vehicle Music Outdoor Education Painting & Decorating Performing Arts Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Photography Public Uniformed Services Sport Studies Travel & Tourism

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Get £20 cash on the successful completion of your chosen Summer School course.


Important things to know...

What you will do... Each summer school course lasts for three days with the exception of Land Based Operations which lasts for four days

You must be in Year 11 at the moment

You will complete a health & safety induction

The days start at 9.30am and finish at 4.00pm

You will spend most of the time taking part in practical sessions in the subject area of your choice

You must wear suitable and appropriate clothing for the course you take

You will finish by completing some assessments which will enable you to achieve a recognised qualification in employment skills

You must be able to attend ALL 3 days of the course

We will run a number of free buses from various pick-up points around the region please check out the website for full details A free lunch will be provided Register now to claim your ÂŁ20 cash reward

There is always a high demand for the Summer Schools and we only have a limited number of places on each course. To apply for a place at the FREE Summer School please request an application form from Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

Why not apply by text? It’s faster and easier! To apply simply text SUMMER

SCHOOL plus YOUR FIRST NAME to 88020.

A member of the student services team will call you back to confirm your place and take some extra details.

The Summer Schools will run w/c 1st July 2013

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Qualifications Guide and Progression Routes BTEC If you enjoy hands-on, practical work with plenty of real-life situations, BTEC qualifications are for you. BTECs are not exam based qualifications, you will instead undertake projects that form the basis of unit results and an overall grade. Each unit is graded pass, merit or distinction. At East Durham College you can choose to study BTEC qualifications at Level 1 right up to Level 4. The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma have been recognised by employers for a great number of years and provide UCAS points for entry into higher education. NVQ and VRQ NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) are based on standards which are drawn up by the relevant industry for the qualification area and so reflect the true needs of employers. NVQs are often offered in the workplace or in college where assessment can take place in commercial settings.

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NVQs are assessed by a combination of a portfolio, where you collect evidence of the work done, and by observation where an assessor watches you work and checks how you carry out tasks.

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VRQs (Vocationally Related Qualifications) are classroom-based awards that will help you learn the knowledge and skills you would need to do a job or take an NVQ. They are assessed through a combination of assignments, practical tests and written exams. A Levels A Levels remain the traditional academic route to university although some A Level learners choose to go straight into employment. A full A Level is achieved by completing both the AS and A2 Level. See page 34-35 for further details.

Other Qualifications We also offer other recognised qualifications for specialist careers including CACHE qualifications in Care and Early Years, City & Guides in Hairdressing and Catering and CSkills in Construction. Steps for Success This flexible programme is for 16 to 18 year olds who are not in employment or education. It is tailored to individual needs to help gain qualifications, develop skills and gain confidence to enable progression to employment, college or an Apprenticeship. See page 30 for further details. Apprenticeships Apprenticeships combine college study with on the job training. They are offered in a wide range of occupational areas and are available at Level 2 and Level 3. To be an apprentice you will need to be employed. Your weekly balance of work and study will depend on your chosen Apprenticeship and your employer. See page 26-29 for further details. Higher Education Programmes Working in partnership with the University of Sunderland the College offers a range of higher education full and part time Foundation Degree courses. Progression Routes & Levels Opposite is a rough guide to the levels of our courses to help you decide which is best for you. Our provision is continually being reviewed so please call Student Services who will be pleased to discuss your options with you in more detail.


Your Route to Success Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications

Level 2 Intermediate

L3

Level 3 Advanced

Level 1 qualification Employment

A range of GCSEs E to G An Entry Level qualification

BTEC Level 1 NVQ/VRQ Level 1 CACHE Foundation Award

A range of GCSEs D or above BTEC Level 1 An equivalent Level 1 qualification

BTEC Level 2 NVQ/VRQ Level 2 CACHE Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship

A Level Level 3 qualification Employment Advanced Apprenticeship

A Level BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma NVQ Level 3 CACHE Level 3 Diploma Advanced Apprenticeship

Higher Education (HND/Foundation Degree/Full Degree) Employment

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An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up some recognised qualifications as you go. Result! If you‘re over 16 and not in full time education then you can apply. They take between one and four years to complete and cover hundreds of job roles, in a range of industries, from things like catering to IT, veterinary nursing to plastering.

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y r a l a s e y r g la a r a s e e v g a a r e n v a a n n a * * r n a r EEa k e e w k r e e p e 0 w 7 r 1 £ e f p o 0 7 of £1 Start learning today You earn while you learn, gain a variety of skills and work towards nationally recognised qualifications that enable you to progress in your chosen career. You’ll be in good company; there are over half a million apprentices working in England.

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Progress your career

Achieve sought after qualifications

Employers recognise and value Apprenticeships so you’ll fly through the ranks.

Apprenticeships are the gold standard for work-based learning.

Learn job specific skills

Earn a salary

Learn from the masters and work alongside experienced staff to gain top notch skills.

An average apprentices’ wage is £170 per week*.

If you have any other questions just give us a call on 0191 518 8259 or you could log on to www.apprenticeships.org.uk


Your career

Our Apprenticeship offer

Employers really value Apprenticeships. They know if you have one that you’ve got the skills (to pay the bills!) so you’ll shoot through the ranks and your career will progress rapidly.

There’s never been a better time to become an apprentice and East Durham College are here to help you turn your career dreams into a reality.

You’ll feel the rewards in your pockets too. People with an Advanced Level Apprenticeship earn, on average, over £100,000* more than those without, over the course of their career.

We have a dedicated team of specialists who work closely with you. They will guide and support you throughout the whole experience and will be there for you every step of the way.

From then on, the world is your oyster. You can collect UCAS points, study for Technical Certificates, go on to higher education at college or uni or carry on working, get promoted and take on the world!

We offer Apprenticeships in a wide range of roles and industries. We have particular expertise in key local industries such as:

There are three types of Apprenticeship you can apply for depending on your current skills and qualifications:

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (Level 2) Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Land Based, Arboriculture, Environmental Conservation & Animal Care

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Service Industries such as Catering & Hairdressing

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Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4 or above)

Your employer and East Durham College Your employer provides your ‘on the job’ training and pays your wages. You will work alongside them and learn from some of the best in the business.

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East Durham College will look after the rest of your training needs. You can complete this ‘off the job’ training on day release or over a number of days in a block. All of our Apprentices are employed from day one of their programme. In fact, if you are not already in employment, we have a team of professionals whose job it is to find the right employers for you. Your Apprenticeship will cover all bases; the hands on experience and the training in all other aspects of the job, so you’ll be the complete article!

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Steps for Success Discover Your true Potential Introduction Do you want to get a job, an apprenticeship or maybe do a full time course at college? ...Then Steps4success can help. Steps4Success is specially designed for young people, aged 16-18, who are not currently in education, employment or training and not sure what they want to do next. Is that you? ...Then Steps4success can help. Do you want to try out different work placements, get job references and get your future career off the ground? ...Then Steps4success can help. About the programme If you are still unsure what you want to do Steps4Success is a great way to find out.

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You will spend time on a number of different work placements to help you get an idea of what different jobs are like and which one you enjoy the most.

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This programme also enables you to take control of your learning. A choice of course modules allows you to build up a bank of credits to add together to gain a qualification. Qualifications are offered at both Level 1 and Level 2.

You can study towards: A City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award or Certificate A National Open College Network Progression Award, Certificate Improving your Maths, English and ICT skills – all vital skills to help you get on and get a job or succeed on a college course You will also get to build up your confidence, improve your communication skills, motivation and drive – helping to enhance your CV and your prospects!


Your questions answered What hours will I do? On average you will do about 16 hours a week at college. How long is the course? Up to 26 weeks, but you can take part for a shorter or longer period depending on what you achieve.

Find out more...

Contact our dedicated Steps4success Support Officer on:

0191 518 5514

Email: joanne.bryson@eastdurham.ac.uk

When can I start? We have new intakes every couple of weeks, so you can start pretty much straightaway! How old do I have to be? You must be 16, 17 or 18. What you will get Work experience Work references Qualifications Subsidised travel to college/work placement Help with CV writing and interview skills New friends Positive learning experiences A pathway to your chosen career or job

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Foundation Studies at Peterlee Campus A general course with specific Foundation Learning Pathways designed to meet the needs of students who may have learning difficulties and/ or disabilities. The Pathways offer a wide range of subjects tailored to the correct level to meet the needs of each individual learner. Entry requirements No formal qualifications needed, just an enthusiasm to work and a willingness to take part and learn. Learners will work towards a nationally approved certificate at their own level, we have courses from Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 3.

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What areas are covered by the course? A wide variety of subjects are offered and learners can follow a combination of subjects including:

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Art Cookery Craft design and technology Horticulture Independent living skills IT Painting and decorating Sport Travel training Learners also work to improve communication, literacy and IT skills.

How is the course taught? Practical and theoretical sessions at the appropriate level, with additional support provided in all classes when necessary. How is the course assessed? Learners will be assessed on their acquisition of skills in accordance with the criteria laid down by the awarding body. Assessments will be part of their ongoing work or as a specific test. Length of course One, two or three years depending on the needs of the learner. Progression/Career opportunities Students who successfully complete their pathway may progress on to a higher level within the Foundation Department or further pathways within the College at a more advanced level e.g. Land Based Foundation, Level 1 in IT, Level 1 in Childcare, Level 1 in Construction, Level 1 in Sport, etc.


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East durham sixth form

Introducing East Durham Sixth Form In September 2012 the doors opened at East Durham Sixth Form - ED6. And because it’s brand new, we’ve been able to design it to offer a combination of benefits that no other sixth form in the region can match: A wide choice of A Levels - but only the ones we

know for certain that universities are looking for Experienced, highly-qualified A Level tutors for

every subject - people with proven track records of delivering successful student A Level passes A suite of lecture rooms, study spaces and

communal areas that’s just for sixth-formers so you’ll learn in an environment where everybody takes education seriously. What you can expect from us We’re very confident that the subjects we offer at ED6 and the high-quality staff who teach them will give you an exceptionally good education.

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We’ll give you all the help and guidance you need to make the right choice of A Levels for when you start at sixth form in September 2013.

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We’ll do that by talking to you, in consultation with your school, and finding out where your strengths lie, what you’re interested in and where you see yourself heading in the future.

But we won’t allow you to choose just any old A Levels - for a very good reason. We’ve consulted many of the country’s top universities to find out not only which A Levels they respect and value most, but also which combinations of A Levels they look for when they choose their students. And the choice of courses we offer you at ED6 is based on those likes and dislikes. What we expect from you There are some sixth form colleges which accept students with quite low GCSE results. We’re not one of them. To get into our sixth form, you’ll need at least five GCSEs at A* to C grades, including Maths and English. But don’t worry. If we’re talking to you about coming to ED6, it means we’re convinced you’ve got what it takes. Once your A Level courses start, we’ll expect you to take a mature approach to learning. You should be keen to work - outside college as well as during lecture times - and diligent about homework and the extra reading you’ll need to do for your course.

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Finding the perfect mix The mix of A Levels you take at ED6 is very important in preparing you for your future career. We’ve grouped together certain subjects to guide you down particular routes - we call them Professional Pathways - which lead to one of six broad career paths after your time at university: Scientific Creative Industries Business & Management Language & Culture Health New Technology

Media Studies Physical Education Psychology Sociology Spanish

For more information or to request an ED6 prospectus please call 0191 518 8222 Check us out at www.facebook/ED6FORM

The choice of A Levels will depend on the pathway you select. However the full list of A Levels run at ED6 are: Art and Design (Fine Art) Art and Design (Graphic Design) Art and Design (Photography) Biology Business Studies Chemistry Dance Drama and Theatre Studies English Language/Literature English Literature Film Studies French Geography History ICT Law Mathematics

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GCSE/Pre A Level Programme If you want to take A Levels, but just missed the GCSE grades required to study them at East Durham Sixth Form, then our Pre A Level programme could be for you.

you can make the grade! Introduction This programme is a great option for students who don’t fancy going down the vocational route with a BTEC or Diploma but would prefer to pursue A Levels as a route into university. The Pre A Level course is focused on helping you gain five GCSEs at grade C or above, which has become a benchmark achievement for young people to progress on to a number of courses. If you successfully complete the course we will guarantee you a place on our A Level programme at ED6.

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This full-time programme is made up of five GCSEs. You will study English and Maths GCSEs which are really important qualifications if you hope to eventually go on to university - and many employers think they are really important too when looking for new staff.

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In fact, employers often look at an applicant’s GCSE results even if they have subsequently achieved A Levels and a degree. A clutch of A and B grades at GCSE will always look impressive on your CV. You will also study GCSE Biology and choose from two of the following three GCSE options; Sociology, Psychology and Media Studies. These GCSEs offer options that students may not have had at school.

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Entry requirements You must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D. Student support Students have weekly group tutorials and regular one-to-one meetings with their personal learning coach. Advice on future aims, careers and goal setting are important parts of the course.


Forensic Science is one of the most exciting subjects to study. If you want to see the reality behind TV dramas such as CSI, Waking the Dead or Silent Witness then this is the subject for you. The legal field, forensic laboratories, crime scene work and intelligence support for the Police force are just some of the great career paths that will be available to you.

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FORENSIC SCIENCE - BTEC LEVEL 3 Diploma in applied Science

elementary my dear Watson Introduction This Diploma is ideal for those students with a keen interest in the sciences. The course is mainly laboratory based and focuses on applied biology, physics and chemistry as well as psychology and law. It is equivalent to three full A Levels and contains a large amount of practical work and forensic investigation. Entry requirements Students wishing to take this programme will require at least four GCSEs at grade C or higher, including Science, Maths and English. What areas are covered by the course? There are six core units and 12 specialist units that are delivered through taught lessons and practical sessions. Module options include: Forensic evidence collection and analysis Criminal investigation procedures Forensic fire investigation Forensic psychology Road traffic accident investigation Forensic photography Practical chemical analysis

How is the course taught? The course is mainly laboratory based. You will examine samples taken from simulated crime scenes; understand the principles of energy transfer mechanisms in human physiology and engineering; develop your ability to critically analyse data and draw conclusions and participate in team building exercises. How is the course assessed? The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local employers such as the police, fire service, forensic scientists and Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS). Length of course One year for the Subsidiary Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma. Progression/career opportunities The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science qualification is ideal for those learners who want a broad background in science, which will allow them to progress to Higher Education courses such as biomedical sciences, forensic science, psychology and law degrees. Future employment opportunities could include crime scene investigation, laboratory technician, forensic psychologist, forensic scientist, forensic fire investigation and the Police force.

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School of Health, Social & Child Care


A great course for students wishing to discover and develop skills in caring for a child/children and who are looking to progress on to further education for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. These qualifications are designed to simulate interest and encourage a learner’s understanding of the skills needed to care for a baby or young child. The Certificate builds on the knowledge from the Award.

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CACHE Entry Level 3 Award and Certificate in Caring for a Child/Children

they’re like little sponges... Entry requirements The course is open to students aged 16 to 19 years old. Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile. They should have achieved at least two E to F grades at GCSE or similar qualifications. All candidates must be interviewed, supply references and receive a satisfactory enhanced CRB Police Check. Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course. What areas are covered by the course? To complete the Award learners must complete a minimum of nine credits from a combination of units. To complete the Certificate learners must complete a minimum of 18 credits from a combination of units related to caring for children. How is the course taught? Class work including group work, discussions and practical work. Subject information is given via lectures, videos, visits, speakers, handouts and demonstrations.

How is the course assessed? All units will be individually assessed internally using a range of methods which could include; written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board. The qualifications are graded as pass or refer. All the assessment criteria for the units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass. Length of course Learners can usually complete both the Award and then the Certificate in a year or less when taken as part of Foundation Learning. Progression opportunities The student will gain a very basic awareness of caring for a child/children which can assist their progression into a broad range of destinations as outlined in Foundation Learning, including CACHE Level 1 Award/Certificate in Caring for a Child/Children or GCSEs.

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School of Health, Social & Child Care

CACHE Level 1 Award & Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s & Young People’s Settings This course is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners’ understanding of the skills required to care for children. These qualifications are aimed at students considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

show how much you care Entry requirements The course is open to students aged 16 to 19 years old. It may also be studied by adult learners who might wish to return to work but who may lack confidence and/or basic skills.

How is the course taught? Class work including demonstrations, discussions and practical work. Subject information is given via lectures, videos, visits, speakers, handouts and demonstrations.

Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile. They should have achieved at least three E grades plus a grade D in English at GCSE or similar qualifications.

How is the course assessed? All units are individually assessed and are graded pass or refer. All assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the potential to act independently and safely, therefore all candidates must be interviewed, supply references and receive a satisfactory enhanced CRB Police Check.

Length of course One year. Part of Foundation Learning.

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Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course.

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What areas are covered by the course? To complete the Award learners must achieve a minimum of 10 credits from a combination of units. To complete the Certificate learners must achieve a minimum of 25 credits from a combination of units related to caring for children.

Progression opportunities Students will develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in these sectors and the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others. The student will gain basic awareness of childcare and develop basic skills in caring for young children to assist their progression into a broad range of destinations as outlined in Foundation Learning including; CACHE Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or other national qualifications.


This course is part of Foundation Learning, units will be delivered alongside the Level 1 Award and Certificate in Caring for a Child/Children, and provides a flexible framework for developing and recognising personal and social skills.

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CACHE Level 1 Award/Certificate in Personal and Social Development

help them grow Entry requirements The course is open to students aged 16 to 19 years old. It may also be studied by adult learners who might wish to return to work but who may lack confidence and/or basic skills. Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile. They should have achieved at least three E grades plus a D grade in English at GCSE or similar qualifications. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the potential to act independently and safely, therefore all candidates must be interviewed, supply references and receive a satisfactory enhanced CRB Police Check. Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course.

How is the course assessed? All units are individually assessed and graded pass or refer. All assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass. Length of course One year. Part of Foundation Learning. Progression opportunities Achievement of this qualification and the Level 1 Award and Certificate in Caring for a Child/Children will assist learners to progress into a broad range of destinations as outlined in the Foundation Learning Tier including CACHE Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or other national qualifications.

What areas are covered by the course? To complete the Award learners must achieve a minimum of six credits from a combination of units. To complete the Certificate learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits from a combination of units. How is the course taught? Class work including demonstrations, discussions and practical work. Subject information is given via lectures, videos, visits, speakers, handouts and demonstrations. Work Experience: Students are required to attend a work experience placement.

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This course is for those who wish to work in the Children and Young People’s Workforce. Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills in relation to a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in the children’s workforce setting, including early years and social care that covers the age range from birth to 19 years of age.

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CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young People’s Workforce

developing skills for their future Entry requirements The course is open to students aged 16 plus and also mature students. Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile. They should have achieved at least two C grades at GCSE, English being one of those subjects, or similar qualifications. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the potential to act independently and safely, therefore all candidates must be interviewed, supply references and receive a satisfactory enhanced CRB Police Check. Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course.

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What areas are covered by the course? To achieve the qualification learners need to achieve a minimum of 35 credits, 31 credits from a combination of mandatory units and 4 credits from a combination of optional units related to the sector.

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How is the course taught? Class work including demonstrations, discussions and practical work. Subject information is given via lectures, videos, speakers, handouts and demonstrations. Work Experience: Students are required to attend work experience placements throughout the duration of the course.

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How is the course assessed? All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. Methods of assessment could include: Inference of knowledge from direct observation of practice Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy Refection on own practice in real work situations Written assignments Learner’s own plans and written records Task set by CACHE for knowledge learning outcomes only The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities The student will gain knowledge and develop skills to assist their progression on to the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or other national qualifications.


This course is for those who wish to work in the Children and Young People’s Workforce. The course aims to prepare students to work competently, safely and effectively with children from birth to 19 years of age in relation to a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas across the children and young people’s workforce including early years and social care.

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CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

make a difference Introduction This is the only QCF Level 3 qualification conferring occupational competence for the Children and Young People’s Workforce in England. Entry requirements The course is open to applicants aged 16 plus and also mature students. Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile. They should have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, one must be in English (in a written subject) or CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education at Merit Level or AVCE Health and Social Care Intermediate Level at Merit Level, BTEC First in Caring High Merit/Distinction grade or similar qualification. Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course. Applicants must possess a high level of personal maturity, therefore all candidates will be interviewed, must supply references and receive a satisfactory enhanced CRB Police Check. What areas are covered by the course? All learners need to complete a minimum of 65 credits from a combination of mandatory and optional units. All learners need to complete 27 credits from 11 Core Mandatory Units, plus: Early Learning and Childcare pathway 22 credits from 5 Mandatory Units plus 16 credits from optional units.

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Social Care pathway 13 credits from 3 mandatory units plus 25 credits from optional units. Learning and Development Support Services pathway 13 credits from 3 mandatory units plus 25 credits from optional units. How is the course taught? Class work including demonstrations, discussions, practical work and independent study. Subject information is given via lectures, videos, visits, speakers, handouts, demonstrations and independent study. Work Experience: Students are required to attend work experience placements throughout the duration of the course. How is the course assessed? All units are internally assessed. Assessment includes direct observation of practice in the workplace, reflection on own practice in real work situations and written assignments and tasks. All units are graded pass or refer. All assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to gain a pass. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Successful students can progress on to a Level 4 Childcare qualification and other Higher Education at university in areas such as Children’s Nursing, a Foundation Degree in Education or Primary School Teaching. Employment opportunities include nursery nurse, support worker, nursery supervisor, teaching assistant, special support assistant or learning support assistant.

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School of Health, Social & Child Care

CACHE Level 1 Award & Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s & Young People’s Settings This course is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners’ understanding of the skills required to care for children. These qualifications are aimed at students considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

show you care Entry requirements The course is open to students aged 16 to 19 years old. It may also be studied by adult learners who might wish to return to work but who may lack confidence and/or basic skills.

How is the course taught? Class work including demonstrations, discussions and practical work. Subject information is given via lectures, videos, visits, speakers, handouts and demonstrations.

Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile. They should have achieved at least three E grades plus a grade D in English at GCSE or similar qualifications.

How is the course assessed? All units are individually assessed and are graded pass or refer. All assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the potential to act independently and safely, therefore all candidates must be interviewed, supply references and receive a satisfactory enhanced CRB Police Check.

Length of course One year. Part of Foundation Learning.

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What areas are covered by the course? To complete the Award learners must achieve a minimum of 10 credits from a combination of units. To complete the Certificate learners must achieve a minimum of 25 credits from a combination of units related to caring for children.

Progression opportunities Students will develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in these sectors and the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others. The student will gain basic awareness of childcare and develop basic skills in caring for young children to assist their progression into a broad range of destinations as outlined in Foundation Learning including; CACHE Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or other national qualifications.


This course is designed for those interested in developing knowledge, skills and understanding of the caring services. This course covers much of the underpinning knowledge for the NVQ Care Level 2.

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BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care

be the difference Entry requirements Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile and have the necessary personal qualities for caring. Possession of a Foundation Level GNVQ in Health and Social Care or at least four GCSEs at grade D or above. Adult entrants are also welcome and will be assessed on individual experience. Applicants must pass a satisfactory enhanced CRB Police Check. Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course. What areas are covered by the course? Core Units: Communication in health and social care Individual rights in health and social care Individual needs in health and social care Ensuring safe environments in health and social care Plus four Specialist Units options from: Vocational experience in a health or social care setting Human lifespan development Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care

How is the course taught? The course is divided into various units, some of which are mandatory others are optional. There are four core units and four optional units, three units must be completed in total to gain the Award. In addition, students spend one day per week or a number of block weeks on a work placement at organisations such as primary/special schools, hospitals, day centres, residential and nursing homes. How is the course assessed? All units will be internally assessed by assignment work and projects. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Successful completion of this course can lead to a number of options depending upon the level of achievement. This can include progression to the NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or progression to a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education. Employment opportunities include working as a care assistant in a care home.

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This course is designed to help you develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the care sector. All students, unless they have already achieved part of this programme, will be enrolled on to the Subsidiary Diploma which will be studied over the first two terms of the first year. Students will then progress through the Diploma stage to finally complete the full Extended Diploma after two years.

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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/90 credit diploma/ Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

a caring disposition Entry requirements At least five A* to C GCSEs, including English, Maths (or Level 2 Literacy/Numeracy) and Science. Satisfactory enhanced CRB check also required. Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course. What areas are covered by the course? Effective communication Equality, diversity and rights Anatomy and physiology Public health Sociology

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How is the course taught? The course is divided into various units, some are mandatory others are optional but are chosen in relation to the skills of the staff. Work placement will be undertaken in three establishments such as primary/special schools, day centres, residential or nursing homes totalling 200 hours.

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Subsidiary Diploma only.

How is the course assessed? Via assignment work which will be internally assessed. Length of course One year to complete the Subsidiary Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities Successful completion of the course can lead to a number of options depending upon the level of achievement gained. Progression can include entry to university if sufficient UCAS points are accrued. Employment opportunities include working as a care assistant, support worker or health care assistant. Following further study at university job roles include adult nursing, mental health nursing, paediatric nursing, counselling, social worker or a dental assistant.


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School of Business, Enterprise, Computing and Service Industries


The foundation programme provides an introduction to the study of business. The programme will provide a basis for further study, for example on the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business.

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BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Business Administration

get on the ladder to success Entry requirements No formal entry requirements.

How is the course assessed? All units are assessed by teachers.

What areas are covered by the course? Planning and preparing for work Creating business documents Making and receiving calls Developing self confidence Developing personal skills

Length of course One year.

How is the course taught? Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. Students will work as a group and on individual projects.

Progression opportunities Progression opportunities are available within the College on to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business. Opportunities may also be available for progression on to a relevant Apprenticeship programme.

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This qualification is designed for those who are looking to work within the business industry. The BTEC provides students with the background of business and allows them to acquire and develop their skills and knowledge prior to working within the sector.

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business

you could be the next apprentice! Introduction The course introduces learners to particular areas of employment and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work related qualification. This qualification is the equivalent of four GCSEs at grades A* to C. Entry requirements A BTEC Foundation Certificate in a related subject, a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grades D to G, other related Level 1 or 2 qualifications or related work experience. What areas are covered by the course? Business purposes Customer relations in business Financial forecasting for business People in organisations Business organisations Providing business support Business communication through documentation Starting a small business Using office equipment Verbal and non verbal communication

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How is the course taught? Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. How is the course assessed? All units are assessed by teachers. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded to all learners who successfully complete all units. Grades awarded are pass, merit or distinction. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities A BTEC Level 2 Diploma gives a good preparation both for employment and more advanced courses such as a Level 3 Business Administration NVQ or an Apprenticeship. Students will be able to progress into office administration roles.


All students, unless they have already achieved part of this programme, will be enrolled on to the Subsidiary Diploma which will be studied over the first two terms of the first year. Students will then progress through the Diploma stage to finally complete the full Extended Diploma after two years.

Business

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Business

fancy being your own boss? Introduction The BTEC Level 3 course in Business is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for progression into employment or further educational opportunities. This course is a specialist qualification which focuses on the vocational area. It is designed to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for a range of roles in organisations within the business sector including administration, finance/accounts, marketing, management, human resources and law. Students focus on the practical application of knowledge and the development of work related skills required for employment in business and other related sectors. Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates must be in possession of five GCSEs at grade C or above (to include English and Maths), or equivalent. A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business (with merits or distinctions) will also be considered. What areas are covered by the course? Business communication The business environment Introduction to marketing Business resources Development planning for a career in business Starting a small business Business accounting

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Subsidiary Diploma only.

Students will then study further units which will lead to a specialist qualification e.g. Business (Human Resources), Business (Finance), Business (Administration). How is the course taught? The course is classroom based, and consists of six units. Work placements may be undertaken for some units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete case studies, assignments and work-based assessments, along with projects, etc. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One year. On successful completion of the first year students could go on to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to higher education. Progression may be to foundation degrees, degrees at university or into employment in the business sector in a range of administrative roles.

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AAT gives a thorough background in accounting concepts and represents the highest standards of professionalism. It is therefore not surprising that there is universal recognition of the AAT accounting qualification. There are so many different fields that the AAT accounting qualification provides a career route way to; from book keeper to the head of finance or senior forensic accountant the choice is very broad and filled with opportunities.

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School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

AAT Accounting Pathway Level 2 to Level 4

it all adds up to a successful career Entry requirements The course is available to students aged 16 or over. Candidates must have achieved at least five GCSE grades A* to C including Maths and English. You should have a strong desire to work in an accountancy related career. Applicants must possess a high level of personal maturity; therefore all candidates will be assessed and interviewed for a place on the course. Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course. What areas are covered by the course? Year 1 Level 2 Certificate in Accounting At Level 2 you will get to know finance, administration including double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing for manufacturing accounts and an introduction to using a computerised accounting system. Level 3 Diploma in Accounting At Level 3 you will be introduced to more complex accounting tasks like preparing reports and returns, using spreadsheets, maintaining cost accounting records and discussing the ethics of accounting.

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Year 2 Level 4 Diploma in Accounting At Level 4 you will cover complex accounting tasks including managing budgets, drafting financial statements and evaluating financial performance. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from personal taxation, auditing and credit control. How is the course taught? The course involves classroom learning with tutors with real accountancy experience. You will study using the college’s virtual learning environment and online resources. All year two students will undertake work experience (day release) where you will gain vital industry experience. Length of course Two years. Progression/Career opportunities On successful completion of the programme you can progress on to higher education and directly into Year 2/3 of a Finance and Accountancy related degree, directly on to a Chartered Accountancy programme or into employment as a accounting technician.


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“For a dream to become a reality, make it real enough to believe in.“ Peter Jones CBE, founder of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.

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Ever had a great idea that you think would make money? Well, our Level 2 BTEC Diploma will help you develop your ideas. And ultimately create the bible of business – a business plan.

Enterprise

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Understanding Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

learn from the very best Introduction This BTEC course in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at County Durham’s only Peter Jones Enterprise Academy can develop the mindset and skills to help you succeed. This pioneering qualification focuses entirely on developing and furthering the aspirations of young entrepreneurs. Entry requirements This course is open to students aged 16 and over. Candidates must have achieved a minimum of four GCSE grades D to G, demonstrating a good standard of literacy and numeracy, or other equivalent Level 1 or 2 qualifications. Students must have a keen interest on setting up their own business; therefore all candidates will be interviewed for a place on the course. Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course. What areas are covered by the course? All learners need to complete a minimum of 60 credits from mandatory units. You’ll need to know all the component parts including market research, financial modelling and pitching to investors

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You’ll also learn loads about yourself too and develop your entrepreneurial mindset. Gaining the focus and knowhow to guide you through the hundreds of decisions successful business people make each day How is the course taught? The course is classroom based where you will learn from tutors with real business experience. You will also learn from a number of guest speakers who has already set up their own business. There are also opportunities to work on regional and national business challenges. How is the course assessed? All units are internally assessed. Assessment methods includes written assignments, observation and reflection on own practice in real work situations. All units are graded pass, merit and distinction. Length of course One year. Progression/career opportunities On successful completion of the programme you can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship where you can set up and run your own micro business. On this course you will be offered the opportunity of focussed work experience, working as an intrapreneur in a range of organisations.

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“If you’re an entrepreneur, this is the time!“ Peter Jones CBE, founder of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.


The curriculum at the Academy is based on the philosophy of ‘learning by doing’. There’s nothing quite like this course, it have been designed to be different. The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship will help you to either set-up and run your own business or to thrive within an existing organisation. This pioneering qualification focuses entirely on developing and furthering the aspirations of young entrepreneurs. This Level 3 programme is the equivalent of two A Levels.

Enterprise

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

it’s in your blood Entry requirements This course is open to students aged 16 and over. Candidates must have achieved a minimum of four GCSE grades A* to C including Maths and English or other equivalent Level 2 qualifications at Merit level or higher. Students should have a keen interest on setting up their own business. Applicants must possess a high level of personal maturity, therefore all candidates will be interviewed and then pitch for a place on the course. Requirements will also include a range of induction activities that involve assessment of attributes, skills and qualities suitable for the level of course. What areas are covered by the course? All learners need to complete a minimum of 120 credits from a combination of mandatory and optional units. The innovative entrepreneur - How entrepreneurs use new ideas and how this enables them to develop as entrepreneurs Business planning and pitching - Students will develop a professionally presented business plan for a micro start-up business Financial planning and implementation - Students will gain skills and knowledge to prepare and use simple business budgets and accounts, and to explore sources of funding and advice

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Launching your business vision - Students will develop values and ethics, develop a supply chain and bring a product to market using key project management techniques Social Enterprise – Students will develop knowledge and skills in social enterprise planning and development How is the course taught? The course is classroom based where you will learn from tutors with real business experience. Plus you may take part in a work placement tailored to your specific interests. You will also receive master classes led by successful entrepreneurs. There are also opportunities to work on regional and national business challenges. As part of this programme you will also be required to set up and run your own micro-business. How is the course assessed? All units are internally assessed. Assessment methods includes written assignments, reflection on own practice in real work situations. All units are graded pass, merit and distinction. Length of course One year. Career progression Following successful completion of the programme you can continue to run your own business or progress into higher education and complete a Foundation Degree in Enterprise or Employment. You will also be given the chance to pitch for local employment opportunities available at the time of graduation.

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Computing – Gaming, Software, Hardware & Networks

School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

BTEC Level 1 in IT The foundation programme provides an introduction to the study of information technology. The programme will provide a basis for further study, for example on the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT.

get the IT bug Entry requirements No formal entry requirements. What areas are covered by the course? An introduction to spreadsheets, using excel and basic formulas An introduction to presentation software and working with PowerPoint An introduction to developing communication and employability skills, preparing students to work in the IT sector How is the course taught? Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. Students will work as a group, individually in their own time and with lecturer support.

How is the course assessed? All units are assessed by teachers. The programme is coursework based with no exams. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Progression opportunities are available within the College on to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT. Opportunities may also be available for progression on to a relevant Apprenticeship programme.


The aim of this qualification is to develop students’ skills in preparation for entry to the IT industry. This qualification is ideal for those who have not decided on a specialism, as this qualification provides training in software development, hardware and ICT support.

Computing – Gaming, Software, Hardware & Networks

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT

byte sized coursework Introduction This qualification will allow candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the IT Sector. Entry requirements Candidates should possess four GCSEs at grade D or above, including Maths and English. Candidates should have a basic IT knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject. What areas are covered by the course? Computer systems IT security Communicating and the IT industry Spreadsheet modelling

How is the course taught? This is a classroom based course. Students also have the opportunity to develop their skills and experience, developing a portfolio of evidence. How is the course assessed? Assessment will take place via the completion of assignments/tasks to demonstrate candidate competence. Assessments will be graded pass, merit or distinction. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Students may progress to the BTEC Level 3 in Interactive Media or on to an Apprenticeship programme.

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This exciting new course has been developed to follow current digital industry requirements and match the proposed government changes to the national curriculum in ICT. Developments such as iPads, BlackBerrys, Apps, social media and online gaming are now a part of everyday life. The career opportunities in this market are growing massively. Applications and packages studied include Photoshop and Creative Suite 5.

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School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/ Extended Diploma in iNteractive media

add course to shopping cart Introduction This new course focuses on exploring the interactive ways in which people engage with their digital media. Developments such as iPads, Blackberrys, Apps and Social Media are part of our everyday lives and career opportunities are set to continue to grow. It’s now becoming common place to book appointments and buy products and services online, interact with friends and family over the web, stream TV, film and music. Have you ever wondered how it works? How do you build and market your own App? How was that game you love to play built? Now, with this course, you can find out and develop some of these in-demand skills for yourself. Entry requirements Five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalents), including English and Maths. A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT (with Merits or Distinctions) will also be considered. What areas are covered by the course? Web authoring, interactive media authoring, web animation, digital graphics and how the Interactive media industry works, among others - using the latest Adobe CS5 software. There is also the potential for gathering some experience and to create a design portfolio to show off at university or job interviews – plus the opportunity to test your skills nationally in competitions!

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How is the course taught? The course is taught through a mixture of practical and theoretical lessons, with plenty of opportunity to develop the skills needed within the industry. How is the course assessed? As this is a practical, work-related course you are assessed through projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities On successful completion of the first year students could go on to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media and then on to higher education. The employment opportunities are very wide ranging and include specialist technical careers in photo imaging, graphic and web design, animation, games design and audio-visual design. When recruiting these industries often require a portfolio of work which this course will enable you to produce.


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Hairdressing & Barbering

School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector This Level 1 Diploma is intended to provide an introduction to the world of hairdressing and beauty therapy. The qualification will help students gain a valuable insight into each industry and will help them develop useful basic skills and relevant background knowledge. The student has the option to study awareness in both hairdressing and beauty or only hairdressing.

fancy a change? Entry requirements Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile together with the necessary personal qualities required by the hair and beauty industry. All applicants will be interviewed and cover an initial assessment in an industry related task. Entry levels in literacy and numeracy are also a requirement for the course. What areas are covered by the course? Mandatory Units: Introduction to the hair and beauty sector Presenting a professional image in a salon

Nail art services Shampoo and conditioning Colour in the hair and beauty sector Styling women’s hair Plaiting and twisting hair Colour hair using temporary colour Styling men’s hair How is the course taught? Candidates will work practically in the Hairdressing/ Beauty Salons covering various hair and beauty services. Theory underpinning knowledge is required for each unit together with a portfolio of evidence.

Hairdressing Route: Shampoo and conditioning Colour in the hair and beauty sector Styling women’s hair Plaiting and twisting hair Colour hair using temporary colour Health and safety in the salon Salon reception duties Styling men’s hair The art of colouring hair

How is the course assessed? Candidates are required to complete practical work and a number of assignments. Assessment will be made by the course tutors and candidates will work towards a pass, merit or distinction in some units.

Optional Hair and Beauty Route: Skin care Hand care Basic manicure treatment

Progression opportunities On completion of this qualification successful candidates can progress on to the City & Guilds Level 2 Pathways in either hair, barbering or beauty or an Apprenticeship programme.

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Functional and personal development skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification; knowledge is assessed via end tests. Length of course One year.


The Level 2 Diploma is intended to provide a broad background of understanding of the hairdressing industry and the vocational skills and knowledge required for ladies hairdressing.

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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

get set for a great career Introduction This Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing is a vocational qualification which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the industry. It is designed to deliver occupational capability and provide a sound platform from which to prepare for employment in a specific occupational area or to progress on to further learning or training. Entry requirements Candidates will need to have achieved a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing or barbering together with the necessary personal qualities required by the hair and beauty industry. All applicants will be interviewed and cover an initial assessment in an industry related task. The required literacy and numeracy skills are Level 1 or working towards Level 2. What areas are covered by the course? Working in the hair industry Health and safety Consultation Shampoo and condition Promoting products and services Cutting women’s hair Dressing hair Colour and lighten hair Perming Salon reception duties Creating an image based theme

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How is the course taught? There will be a combination of theory, covering the underpinning knowledge required, and training in the required skills to underpin practical competence. Candidates will work salon industrial sessions on clients, models and model heads to practice competency regarding assessment criteria. How is the course assessed? Candidates are required to complete practical assessments which are graded at pass, credit or distinction. Knowledge is assessed via online end tests and written question papers. Evidence is generated and presented in a portfolio. Functional skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Candidates who successfully achieve this qualification and are in employment or who have access to work placements could progress to a Level 3 NVQ in Hairdressing.

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This Level 3 Diploma is an advanced vocational hairdressing qualification which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the hairdressing industry.

Hairdressing & Barbering

School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

be cut above the rest Introduction It is designed to deliver occupational capability and provide a sound platform from which to prepare for employment in a specific occupational area or to progress on to further learning or training. Entry requirements Candidates will need to have achieved a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing or barbering together with the necessary personal qualities required by the hair and beauty industry. All applicants will be interviewed and cover an initial assessment in an industry related task. The required literacy and numeracy skills are Level 2 or working towards Level 2. What areas are covered by the course? Health and safety Consultation

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Styling hair Colouring hair Creative styling Perming Colour correction

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How is the course taught? Candidates will work in a commercial environment. Practical skills will be developed either in ladies hairdressing or barbering. Essential knowledge and understanding underpin all practical work and will be assessed throughout the programme. How is the course assessed? Candidates are required to complete practical assessments which are graded at pass, credit or distinction. Knowledge is assessed via online end tests and written question papers. Evidence is generated and presented in a portfolio. Functional skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Candidates who successfully achieve this qualification and are in employment or who have access to work placements could progress to Level 3 NVQ in Hairdressing. Level 4 Technical Salon Management is a further progression route for those in a supervisory role in a salon.


This Level 3 Diploma is an advanced vocational hairdressing qualification, which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the hairdressing industry. It is designed to deliver occupational capability and provide a sound platform from which to prepare for employment or progress as a senior stylist or barber.

Hairdressing & Barbering

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians

a course with style Entry requirements Candidates will need to have achieved a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing or barbering together with the necessary personal qualities required by the hair and beauty industry. All applicants will be interviewed and cover an initial assessment in an industry related task. The required literacy and numeracy skills are Level 2 or working towards Level 2. What areas are covered by the course? Health and safety Consultation Cutting women’s hair Styling and dressing hair Cutting men’s hair Colouring hair Cutting facial hair Colour correction Promotion of services and products

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How is the course taught? Candidates will work in a commercial environment. Practical skills will be developed either in ladies hairdressing or barbering. Essential knowledge and understanding underpin all practical work and will be assessed throughout the programme. How is the course assessed? Candidates are required to complete practical assessments. Knowledge is assessed via online end tests and written question papers. Evidence is generated and presented in a portfolio. Functional skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Candidates who successfully achieve this qualification and are in employment or who have access to work placements could progress to the Level 3 NVQ in Hairdressing. Level 4 Technical Salon Management is a further progression route for those in a supervisory role in a salon.

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The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing. It is a job ready qualification which requires learners to demonstrate, in the workplace, the skills and knowledge required in the hairdressing industry. This qualification ensures a high level of occupational competence and the job readiness of the learner.

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School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing or Barbering

get creative... Entry requirements Candidates will need to have achieved a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing or barbering together with the necessary personal qualities required by the hair and beauty industry. All applicants will be interviewed and cover an initial assessment in an industry related task. The required literacy and numeracy skills are Level 2 or working towards Level 2. What areas are covered by the course? Ladies/Barbering: Health and safety Promoting services and products Consultation Creative hair cutting Facial hair shapes Creative cutting in barbering Plus the following for Ladies Hairdressing: Colouring hair Colour correction Creative hair styling Promotional activities Plus the following for Barbering: Designing and creating patterns in hair Colour using a variety of techniques

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How is the course taught? Students will work in a commercial environment. Practical skills will be developed either in ladies hairdressing or barbering. Essential knowledge and understanding underpin all practical work and will be assessed throughout the programme and/or in the workplace. How is the course assessed? Candidates are required to complete practical assessments. Knowledge is assessed via online end tests and written question papers. Evidence is generated and presented in a portfolio. Functional skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities The qualification provides progression opportunities for those with intentions of progressing into management or on to a higher level qualification.


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Beauty Therapy

School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

VTCT Entry Level Beauty Therapy This introductory course is designed for those who have an interest in working in the beauty industry and developing the skills to work effectively. Students will gain experience by working in the College’s modern salon environment and studying the related theory.

a great foundation Entry Requirements Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile, an interest in working in the beauty industry and be willing to develop the necessary personal qualities. Good communication skills and the ability to work on clients will be developed during the course. Good personal hygiene and professional appearance will be expected whilst in the salon environment. Mature student entry is based on individual experience and/or qualifications. All applicants will be interviewed and assessed to ensure they access the most suitable level of course for them. What areas are covered by the course? Students work through many different course units. These are linked to progressing on to further qualifications to enable students to then work as fully qualified beauty therapists. Units include: Self development and preparation for work Health and safety Healthy living Presenting a professional image in a salon Social relationships and communication Group work, working towards key learning goals Environmental awareness; how your actions impact the environment and how you can help to reduce it Planning, positioning and maintaining retail displays to promote stock

Hand care and nail art Skin care and make-up application Themed face painting How is the course taught? Students will work practically in the salon environment, at first working on each other and then working on real paying clients. Students will build a portfolio of evidence covering the learning outcomes from each unit. Specific guidance will be given to students to meet their individual needs. How is the course assessed? Candidates will gather evidence in a portfolio. This will include written evidence, research tasks, photographic work and practical evidence gathered from working on clients. Students will be assessed whilst carrying out treatments on client’s hands, skin and applying make-up. Functional and personal development skills are required and assessed within the course. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Following successful completion of this course, students could progress on to Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or on to an Apprenticeship programme.


This programme provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to work in the field of beauty therapy. The student will gain practical experience and study related theory.

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NVQ Level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy

beauty isn’t skin deep Entry Requirements Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile together with the necessary personal qualities. They are required to have good communication skills and maintain good appearance and presentation at all times. Adult entry is based on individual experience and/or qualifications. All applicants will be interviewed and assessed to ensure that they access the most suitable level of course. What areas are covered by the course? Core Mandatory Units: Ensuring your own actions reduce risks to health and safety Promote additional services or products to customers Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work Beauty Therapy General Route (Mandatory Units): Providing manicure services Provide facial treatment Provide pedicure treatment Enhancing the appearance of eyelashes and eyebrows Carry out waxing services Additional Unit: Provide make-up services

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How is the course taught? Students will work practically in a commercial environment, covering various Beauty Therapy treatments. Theoretical essential knowledge includes related practical theory, anatomy and physiology. Specific guidance will be given to help candidates formulate portfolio evidence. Differentiated teaching and learning strategies will be employed to meet the needs of each individual student. How is the course assessed? Candidates are required to formulate a portfolio of evidence including photographic work, research, case studies and assignments. Assessments take place continually throughout the course. Written assessments take place in the form of independent unit papers which are scheduled periodically throughout the Beauty Therapy programme. Functional Skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification. Length of course One Year. Progression/Career opportunities Upon successful completion of NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy students can progress to study NVQ 3 Beauty Therapy or an Apprenticeship programme.

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Students will study various complementary therapies including various practical treatments and theoretical essential knowledge relating to the following treatments; Swedish massage, reflexology, facial, shoulder and scalp massage.

Beauty Therapy

School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

and relax... Entry requirements Applicants will be accepted upon satisfactory interview and assessment of each individual’s specific learning needs and requirements. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team and would be expected to maintain good punctuality and attendance throughout the duration of the course. Candidates are also required to have good communication skills and maintain good appearance and presentation. A good school report would be desirable (16 to 18 years only). What areas are covered by the course? Students will be introduced to various introductory complementary therapies including basic techniques in; Swedish massage Aromatherapy Reflexology Head and scalp massage Facial massage Related essential knowledge including anatomy and physiology will also be studied.

How is the course taught? All practical work is carried out in a real working salon environment. The two new beauty salons opened in January 2009 house comprehensive teaching and learning resources and products. Theoretical classes are classroom based. Students may have the opportunity to access a suitable work placement when appropriate and candidates are assessed as work ready. Differentiated teaching and learning strategies are employed to meet the specific needs of each learner. The course is further enhanced with an identified personal tutor. How is the course assessed? Practical assessments are carried out in a real working salon environment upon demand. Theoretical assessments are carried out using oral questions, assignments and independent end tests which meet examination board requirements. All candidates are required to formulate a portfolio of evidence. Assessors work with candidates to conduct target setting, action planning and reviews to promote achievement. Functional Skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Successful candidates could go on to study the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.

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NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Beauty Therapy

The NVQ Beauty Therapy Level 3 provides an in-depth insight into the range of therapies offered in the industry today.

...strike a pose Entry Requirements Students must have a Level 2 Beauty Therapy Certificate.

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What areas are covered by the course? Core Mandatory Units: Monitoring procedures to safely control work operations Contributing to the planning and implementation of promotional activities Beauty Therapy General Route (Mandatory Units): Providing body electrical treatments Providing facial electrical treatments Providing body massage treatments Providing electrical epilation treatment

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Beauty Therapy Massage Route (Mandatory Units): Providing body massage treatments Providing Indian Head Massage treatment Providing massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils Providing stone therapy treatment

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Plus two optional units such as: Contributing to the financial effectiveness of the business Providing body electrical treatments Providing facial electrical treatments Providing Indian Head Massage treatment Carrying out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils Providing stone treatments How is the course taught? Students will work practically in a commercial environment, covering various health and beauty, facial and body treatments following a tailor-made programme to meet the needs of the learner. Theoretical underpinning knowledge includes related practical theory, anatomy and physiology and implications of setting up a business. Specific guidance will be given to help candidates formulate a portfolio of evidence. Differentiated teaching and learning strategies will be employed to meet the needs of each individual student.


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How is the course assessed? Candidates are required to formulate a portfolio of evidence including photographic work, research, case studies and assignments. Assessments take place continually upon demand throughout the course. Written assessments take place in the form of independent unit papers which are scheduled periodically throughout the Beauty Therapy programme. Functional Skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification. Length of Course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Students may gain employment within the industry i.e. spas, leisure establishments, salons and health clubs or may progress to Higher Education. Students may also go on to study a holistic therapy programme.

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Students will study various complementary therapies including practical and theoretical essential knowledge relating to the following treatments; Swedish massage, reflexology, facial, shoulder and scalp massage.

Beauty Therapy

School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

the art of relaxation... Entry requirements Applicants will be accepted upon satisfactory interview and assessment of each individual’s specific learning needs and requirements. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team and would be expected to maintain good punctuality and attendance throughout the duration of the course. Candidates are also required to have good communication skills and maintain good appearance and presentation. A good school report would be desirable (16 to 18 years only). What areas are covered by the advanced course? Students will be introduced to various advanced complementary therapies including techniques in; Swedish massage Aromatherapy

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Head and scalp massage Facial massage

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Theoretical classes are classroom based. Students may have the opportunity to access a suitable work placement when appropriate and candidates are assessed as work ready. Differentiated teaching and learning strategies are employed to meet the individual needs of the learner. The course is further enhanced with an identified personal tutor. How is the course assessed? Practical assessments are carried out in a real working salon environment upon demand. Theoretical assessments are carried out using oral questions, assignments and independent tests. Candidates are required to formulate a portfolio of evidence. Assessors will facilitate target setting, action planning and progress reviews to promote achievement. Length of course One year.

Related theory plus anatomy and physiology will also be studied.

Progression/Career opportunities Students could go on to study towards an NVQ Level in 3 Beauty Therapy.

How is the course taught? All practical tuition is carried out in a real working salon environment. Two new salons housing comprehensive teaching and learning resources opened in January 2009.

The course could lead to employment opportunities in a number of industry sectors such as beauty salons, spas, health clubs, leisure centres, hotels, cruise liners and airlines.


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This introductory course is designed to provide a foundation in cooking skills, knife skills, food preparation and cooking skills and to develop an awareness of the needs of the catering industry.

Hospitality & Catering

City & Guilds Entry Level 3/Level 1 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering

service with a smile Entry requirements Applicants must have a satisfactory school profile (16-18 year olds) and an interest in working in the catering industry. All applicants will be interviewed and assessed to ensure they access the most suitable level of course for them. What areas are covered by the course? Introduction to the hospitality industry Customer service in the hospitality industry Serving food and drink Basic food preparation Basic cooking Guest services in the hospitality industry Introduction to the hospitality industry Customer service in the hospitality industry Serving food Introduction to healthy eating Basic food preparation and cooking Preparing and serving drinks Introduction to food commodities Using kitchen equipment Food safety in catering

How is the course taught? A combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students will work in our commercial kitchen and restaurant environment, cooking for and serving real paying customers. How is the course assessed? Practical assessments and assignments. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities On successful completion of the Entry Level course learners may progress on to complete the Level 1 Certificate within t he academic year. On completion of the Level 1 course, and following a progression interview, learners may progress on to an appropriate Level 2 qualification in hospitality and catering.

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This qualification covers all the skills and knowledge needed to help you to progress in a range of roles within the hospitality sector.

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School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services

the taste for success Entry requirements A Level 1 qualification is preferred; but not essential if you already have some experience of working in hospitality and the desire to progress your career in this industry. What areas are covered by the course? Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment Effective teamwork Positive customer impression Maintain food safety when storing, handling and serving food Preparing and clearing areas for table service Serving food at the table Preparing and clearing areas for counter and takeaway service Preparing and serving dispensed and hot drinks Preparing and serving hot drinks using specialist equipment

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How is the course taught? You will learn on the job in the realistic work environment that is our restaurant, Scene1, and in our well equipped classrooms and kitchens. How is the course assessed? Assessment will include a portfolio of evidence and underpinning knowledge tests. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities On successful completion of the course learners may progress on to the next level following a successful progression interview. This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of hospitality roles including: bar staff, table or counter staff.


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This qualification covers all the skills and knowledge needed to help you to progress in a range of roles within the catering and food sector.

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School of Business, Enterprise, Computing & Service Industries

City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

bring flavours to life Entry requirements A Level 1 qualification is preferred; but not essential if you already have some experience of working in the catering and food industry and the desire to progress your career in this industry. What areas are covered by the course? Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment Contribute to effective teamwork Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food Maintain, handle and clean knives Prepare and cook vegetables dishes Prepare and cook poultry dishes Prepare and cook meat dishes Prepare and cook fish dishes Prepare and cook pasta dishes Prepare and cook hot sauces Prepare and cook hot/cold desserts Prepare and cook soup Prepare dough and cook bread Prepare and cook cakes, scones and biscuits

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How is the course taught? You will learn on the job in the realistic work environment that is our restaurant, Scene1, and in our well equipped classrooms and kitchens. How is the course assessed? Assessment will include a portfolio of evidence and underpinning knowledge tests. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities On successful completion of the course learners may progress on to the next level following a successful progression interview. This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of catering and food roles in a range of kitchens at assistant or commis level.


This qualification covers all the skills and knowledge needed to help you to progress in a range of roles in the catering and food sector; concentrating more on the supervising and managing of staff. This is a very demanding level and you will be guided and supported so you gain the skills to lead a team/brigade.

Hospitality & Catering

City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

cook up a storm Entry requirements A Level 2 qualification is preferred; but not essential if you already have some experience of working in hospitality and have the desire to progress in your career. You will need to demonstrate you have the desire and potential to progress and gain the qualification at this level, due the demands of the units you will work towards. It is preferred at this level that you have already worked in the industry and want to move up into a management role. What areas are covered by the course? Develop productive working relationships with colleagues Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food Prepare fish for complex dishes Cook and finish complex fish dishes Prepare shellfish for complex dishes Cook and finish complex shellfish dishes Prepare meat for complex dishes Cook and finish complex meat dishes Prepare poultry for complex dishes Cook and finish complex poultry dishes Prepare game for complex dishes Cook and finish complex game dishes Prepare vegetables for complex dishes Cook and finish complex vegetable dishes

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Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces Prepare, cook and finish complex soups Prepare, cook and finish dressings and cold sauces Contribute to the control of resources Contribute to the development of recipes and menus How is the course taught? You will learn on the job in the realistic work environment that is our restaurant, Scene1, and in our well equipped classrooms and kitchens. It is also preferred at this level that you gather evidence from industrial work in the form of witness testimonies; this can then be used to build up your portfolio, leading to the completion of your qualification. How is the course assessed? Assessment will include a portfolio of evidence and underpinning knowledge tests. Evidence can also be gathered from your role out in the industry. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities On successful completion of the course learners may progress out into employment in the catering industry, often at a supervisory level. You could also progress in to higher education, for example on an HNC Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management.

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This NVQ course is for those who are starting out in engineering and want to gain a broad range of knowledge and skills. It is a good qualification to show a prospective employer your abilities and skills that they could enhance as a part of an Apprenticeship.

Engineering

City & Guilds Level 1 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations

precision success Entry requirements Candidates should have a genuine interest in engineering and learning practical skills. Students should have GCSE grades D to G, as a minimum, in Maths and English. A technology based qualification at GCSE will also be considered.

How is the course taught? The course is mostly practical activities in the workshop which is supported by theory in the classroom. There will be practical and written assessments throughout the course that contribute to evidence needed for a final portfolio.

What areas are covered by the course? Mandatory Units Working safely in an engineering environment Working effectively and efficiently in an engineering environment Using and communicating technical information

How is the course assessed? Candidates are required to complete practical work, written assessments, knowledge statements, presentations and self study. Assessments will be carried out by the tutor during the course and results included in the student’s final portfolio.

With a choice of TWO of the following (depending on availability and numbers): Producing components using hand fitting techniques Preparing and using lathes Preparing and using milling machines Using Computer Aided Design (CAD) to produce drawings Using computer controlled machines Wiring electrical equipment and circuits Maintaining mechanical equipment Maintaining electrical equipment Using manual metal arc welding equipment Using MIG welding equipment

Length of course One year. Progression opportunities On completion of the course candidates will be able to take the Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations. It will also give a learner a qualification acceptable to employers looking for young apprentices.

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This NVQ is an ideal course for those who have some engineering experience and want to deepen their knowledge and skills. It is a good qualification to show a prospective employer your abilities and skills that they could enhance as a part of an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Engineering

School of Construction & Engineering

City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations

progress through technology Entry requirements Candidates should have a genuine interest in engineering and learning practical skills. They should have completed the NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations at Level 1. Students should have GCSE grades C, as a minimum, in Maths and English. A technology based qualification at GCSE at grade A* to C will also be considered.

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What areas are covered by the course? Mandatory Units Working safely in an engineering environment Working effectively and efficiently in an engineering environment Using and communicating technical information

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With a choice of THREE of the following (depending on availability and numbers): Producing components using hand-fitting techniques Preparing and using lathes Preparing and using milling machines Using Computer Aided Design (CAD) to produce drawings Using computer controlled machines Wiring electrical equipment and circuits Maintaining mechanical equipment Maintaining electrical equipment Using manual metal arc welding equipment Using MIG welding equipment

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How is the course taught? The course is mostly practical activities in the workshop which is supported by theory in the classroom. There will be practical and written assessments throughout the course that contribute to evidence needed for a final portfolio. How is the course assessed? Candidates are required to complete practical work, written assessments, knowledge statements, presentations and self study. Assessments will be carried out by the tutor during the course and results included in the student’s final portfolio. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities On successful completion of the course candidates will potentially be able to move into an Advanced Apprenticeship with an employer. Alternatively students could progress on to a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.


This course offers a broad introduction to the fundamental knowledge and practices within the building sector, helpinglearners to progress into skilled trades.

Construction Trades

Level 1 Diploma in Multi-Craft Trade Skills (Brickwork, Joinery and Painting & Decorating)

building success Entry requirements

How is the course assessed?

In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in pursuing a career in the building trade.

The Level 1 Diploma is assessed through written and practical assignments by the course tutor. Candidates will work towards a pass, merit or distinction grade.

What areas are covered by the course? The qualification covers basic brickwork walling, basic joinery installation and painting & decorating work. The course also covers safe working practices and other associated skills covered in the planning and setting out for construction work. How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills with in the units.

Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities on to qualifications in brickwork, carpentry & joinery and painting & decorating. Progression may be to higher level diplomas or into employment in the construction industry.

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Carpentry & Joinery

School of Construction & Engineering

CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within site carpentry. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as a carpenter and joiner.

join the team Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in carpentry and joinery and achieve entry Level 3 and above at initial literacy and numeracy screening. A small practical test is also done to gauge hand skills. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Building methods and construction technology Knowledge of basic woodworking joints Produce basic woodworking joints Know how to maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools Know how to prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools Construct an external inspection hatch

How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry or an Apprenticeship programme.


CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry Carpentry & Joinery

This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified in site carpentry. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as carpenters and joiners.

learn a trade Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in carpentry and joinery. They should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade A to D or completed the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Building methods and construction technology Know how to carry out first fixing operations (Timber studwork, stairs, frames and linings) Carry out first fixing operations Know how to carry out second fixing (Door hanging, lock fitting, skirting, backmould, encasing services and fitting kitchens) Carry out second fixing Know how to erect structural carcassing (Roofs, joists, rafters) Erect structural carcassing Know how to carry out maintenance

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Carry out maintenance Know how to set up and operate a circular saw Set up and operate a circular saw Construct a timber frame entrance How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One/two years, subject to entry qualifications. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry or an Apprenticeship programme.

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This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified in site carpentry. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as carpenters.

Carpentry & Joinery

School of Construction & Engineering

CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry

a skill for life Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in carpentry and joinery. It is preferred that candidates have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry prior to enrolling for this qualification. Candidates should possess five GCSEs grade A to D or equivalent. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Carry out safe working practices in construction Know how to carry out first fixing operations Carry out first fixing operations Know how to carry out second fixing Carry out second fixing Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Building methods and construction technology Know how to erect complex structural carcassing components Erect complex structural carcassing components

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Know how to maintain non-structural and structural components Know how to set up and use fixed and transportable machinery Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery Construct a traditional hipped roof with dormer How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One/two years, subject to entry qualifications. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to further education. Progression may be to employment in the construction industry.


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Brickwork

School of Construction & Engineering

CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within bricklaying. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as bricklayers.

laying the foundations for life Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in bricklaying and construction. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Building methods and construction technology Know how to carry out basic bricklaying skills Carry out basic bricklaying skills Know how to carry out basic cavity walling Carry out basic cavity walling Know how to contribute to setting out and building basic masonry structures up to damp course level Contribute to setting out and building basic masonry structures up to damp course level Construct straightforward brick/block walls

How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry or an Apprenticeship programme.


This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within bricklaying. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as bricklayers.

Brickwork

CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

rock solid career prospects Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in bricklaying and construction. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Building methods and construction technology Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures Knowledge of thin joint masonry and masonry cladding Thin joint masonry and masonry cladding Know how to build solid walling, isolated and attached piers Build solid walling, isolated and attached piers Know how to build cavity walling forming masonry structures Build cavity walling forming masonry structures Construct solid and cavity walling

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How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One/two years, subject to entry qualifications. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry.

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This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within bricklaying. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as bricklayers.

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School of Construction & Engineering

CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying

move to a higher level Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in bricklaying and construction. It is preferred that students have completed the CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying prior to enrolling on this course. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Building methods and construction technology Know how to carry out structural and decorative brickwork Carry out structural and decorative brickwork Know how to repair and maintain masonry structures Repair and maintain masonry structures Know how to erect complex masonry structures Erect complex masonry structures Construct detailed brickwork

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How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One/two years, subject to entry qualifications. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to further education or into employment in the construction industry.


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Painting & Decorating

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CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within painting and decorating. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as painters and decorators.

bring colour to life Entry requirements In order to enrol on this qualification, candidates should be interested in painting and decorating and achieve entry Level 3 on initial numeracy and literacy screening. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Know how to prepare surfaces for decoration Know how to apply paint systems by brush and roller Apply paint systems by brush and roller Know how to apply foundation and plain papers Apply foundation and plain papers Know how to produce specialist decorative finishes Produce specialist decorative finishes Prepare for and paint flush doors and hang wallpaper

How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.


This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within painting and decorating. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as painters and decorators.

Painting & Decorating

CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

get the creative edge Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in painting and decorating. Candidates should have a minimum of four GCSEs grade A to D or completed Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Know how to prepare surfaces for decoration Know how to apply paint systems by brush and roller Apply paint systems by brush and roller Know how to apply standard paper to walls and ceilings Know how to produce specialist decorative finishes Produce specialist decorative finishes Know how to apply waterborne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment Apply waterborne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment Prepare for and decorate a room including doors and balusters

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How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One/two years, subject to entry qualifications. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or NVQ 2 Painting and Decorating or into employment in the construction industry.

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This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within painting and decorating. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as painters and decorators.

Painting & Decorating

School of Construction & Engineering

CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

the perfect finish Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in painting and decorating. Candidates should have a minimum of six GCSEs grade A to D. Students should ideally possess the Level 2 Diploma in painting and decorating, or equivalent qualification. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Know how to prepare surfaces for decoration

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Apply paint systems by brush and roller Know how to apply hangings to walls and ceilings Apply hangings to walls and ceilings Know how to produce specialist decorative finishes Produce specialist decorative finishes Know how to carry out specialist architectural feature work Carry out specialist architectural feature work Know how to apply waterborne paint systems using airless equipment

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Apply waterborne paint systems using airless equipment Prepare and use specialist materials to decorate a room including papering a staircase and producing decorative panels How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments on candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One/two years, subject to entry qualifications. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to NVQ 2, further education or into employment in the construction industry.


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Motor Vehicle Maintenance

School of Construction & Engineering

Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Vehicle Systems and Body & Paint Maintenance This qualification is aimed at students wishing to learn about the motor vehicle maintenance industry and gain the basic skills required to repair and refinish cars. There are options to study at award, certificate or diploma level and move between the levels during in year.

keep your motor running... Entry requirements In order to be accepted on this course candidates must have a genuine interest in motor vehicle maintenance and have or be working towards a Level 1 qualification in Maths and English.

How is the course assessed? The course is assessed in a variety of ways. You will be assessed using a range of practical activities and verbal questioning techniques. You will also build a portfolio to evidence your learning.

What areas are covered by the course? Students will have the opportunity to study in the following areas: Vehicle engine systems Lubrication systems Fuel systems Vehicle electrical systems Braking systems Steering Suspension systems

Length of course One year.

How is the course taught? The course is workshop based, supported by a range of practical skills sessions and theory sessions.

Progression opportunities Completion of this qualification provides opportunities to progress to the Level 2 programme or an Apprenticeship in this area.


This qualification will enable you to develop skills in all aspects of mechanical and electrical repair for light and heavy vehicles and motor cycles. It will give you the skills set and confidence you need to work in this industry.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

a career to keep you on the move Entry requirements In order to be accepted on this course students must have a genuine interest in motor vehicle maintenance and have five GCSEs which must include Maths and English or Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English. What areas are covered by the course? The Level 2 programme consists of 15 mandatory units and one or two optional units in the following areas: Routine light vehicle maintenance Removal and replacement of light vehicle units and components Diagnose and rectify light vehicle engine faults

How is the course assessed? The course is assessed in a variety of ways. You will be assessed using a range of practical activities and verbal questioning techniques. You will also build a portfolio to evidence your learning alongside online assessments. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides opportunities to progress to the Level 3 programme or an Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship in this area.

How is the course taught? The course is workshop based, supported by a range of practical skills sessions and theory sessions.

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This qualification will enable you to develop skills in all aspects of mechanical and electrical repair for light and heavy vehicles and motor cycles. It will give you the skills set and confidence you need to work in this industry.

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School of Construction & Engineering

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

you can’t get better Entry requirements In order to be accepted on this course students must have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or an equivalent qualification. You will also have achieved or be working towards GCSE Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. What areas are covered by the course? The Level 3 programme consists of nine mandatory units and one or two optional units in the following areas:

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How is the course taught? The course is workshop based, supported by a range of practical skills sessions and theory sessions. You will be expected to complete and achieve a more complex range of tasks in relation to the above units.

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How is the course assessed? The course is assessed in a variety of ways. Your lecturer will observe you during the practical application of skills and a range of graded assignments. You will also build a portfolio to evidence your learning as well as taking a number of online tests. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides opportunities to progress into employment as a light vehicle technician or roadside repair technician.


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The Technical Academy was established in September 2010 with the aim of re-creating a professional, construction-based working environment where learners could receive the latest training in trade areas that today’s industry needs.

The Technical Academy

The Direct Route to Industry

state-of-the-art The Technical Academy offers training and courses in: Electrical Technology Gas Installation & Maintenance Fitted Interiors (Kitchen/Bathroom Fitting & Plumbing) Plastering Wall and Floor Tiling Construction Skills Building Services

The Technical Academy is also building important partnerships with leading construction companies, such as BAL, CTD, RUBI and Weber. These partners play a vital role in ensuring that we provide the best training, using the latest products. Our mission is to turn out confident learners with the highly-accomplished trade skills that the construction industry and today’s employers demand.

Our state-of-the-art facility on the South West Industrial Estate, in Peterlee, provides the region with a true centre of excellence. The Academy is located in about 37,000 sq ft. of space with a vast workshop area, training classrooms and IT suite. Because the workshop space is open plan, it creates interaction between all trades - and therefore simulates a real construction working environment. We employ teams of highly-skilled tradesmen who are first-class construction training practitioners. Their experienced, expert approach brings students up to the right levels of technical skill - and ensures that those skills are applied in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

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The Technical Academy

School of Construction & Engineering

Level 1 Certificate & Level 2 Diploma in Access to Building Services Engineering These are pre-employment qualifications that provide a route into the building services industry sector.

build your engineering path Introduction These pre-employment qualifications offer a broad introduction to the fundamental knowledge and practices within the sector, helping learners to progress into skilled trades. Entry requirements In order to enrol for the Level 1 Certificate candidates should be interested in pursuing a career as an electrician, plumber, heating and ventilating engineer or air conditioning engineer.

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At least four GCSEs at grade C or above are required to enrol for the Level 2 Diploma.

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What areas are covered by the course? Both qualifications include Level 1 units to allow accelerated progression from Certificate to Diploma. These units cover fundamental operations in electrical installation, heating and ventilating, plumbing, refrigeration and air conditioning. Each qualification also includes an overview of the sector and its roles, responsibilities and procedures, safe working practices, environmental protection measures and scientific principles at the appropriate level. The Level 2 units can be carried forward to a trade-specific NVQ Diploma.

How is the course taught? These qualifications are delivered entirely at The Technical Academy using classrooms and workshop facilities. Students will participate in lectures, practical work, tutorials, private study periods, projects and assignments. How is the course assessed? The Level 1 Certificate is assessed through written and practical assignments. The Level 2 Diploma includes three onscreen knowledge assessments, in addition to assignments. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Following successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma students can progress on to a range of Level 2 and 3 courses in subjects such as electro-technical technology, refrigeration and air-conditioning, heating and ventilating or plumbing and heating installation. Students alternatively go on to Apprenticeship.


This qualification is designed to help learners gain the skills and knowledge they need to work in the electrotechnical industry. It is aimed at students who wish to start their journey on the road to becoming an electrician.

The Technical Academy

Level 2 in Electrotechnical Technology

spark your career into life Entry requirements In order to be accepted on this course candidates must have five GCSEs grades A* to C which must include Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. What areas are covered by the course? Core Units: Working effectively and safely in the electrotechnical environment Principles of electrotechnology Application of health and safety and electrical principles Occupational Units: Installation (Buildings and structures) Electrical maintenance Highway electrical systems Installing instrumentation and associated equipment Electrotechnical panel building Electrical machines repair and rewind

How is the course assessed? The course is assessed in a variety of ways. Multiple choice online tests will assess knowledge and understanding. Time based practical activities throughout the year, as well as a number of graded assignments. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to progress on to an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship, the Level 3 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology or other construction courses and training.

How is the course taught? The course is taught via a range of practical activities in the workshop which are supported by theory sessions in the classroom. Learners are required to complete assignments and practical activities throughout the year whilst collecting evidence for a portfolio.

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This qualification is aimed at those who wish to progress their future careers in the eletrotechnical industry. Learners will gain more knowledge of the industry and build the skills required to start a career in this industry.

The Technical Academy

School of Construction & Engineering

Level 3 in Electrotechnical Technology

be a bright spark Entry requirements In order to be accepted on this course candidates must have five GCSEs grades A* to C which must include Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. Candidates must also have completed a Level 2 course in electrotechnical technology. What areas are covered by the course? Core Unit: Application of health and safety and electrical principles Occupational Units: The units studied will depend on the individual pathway chosen by the student. Students must choose one of six occupational pathways: Installation (Buildings and structures)

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Instrumentation and associated equipment Highway electrical systems and associated equipment Electrotechnical panel building Electrical machines rewind and repair

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How is the course taught? The course is taught via a range of practical activities in the workshop which are supported by theory sessions in the classroom. Learners are required to complete assignments and practical activities throughout the year whilst collecting evidence for a portfolio. How is the course assessed? The course is assessed in a variety of ways. Multiple choice online tests will assess knowledge and understanding. Time based practical activities throughout the year, as well as a number of graded assignments. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship, other construction options or move into employment in the industry.


This course offers a broad introduction to the fundamental knowledge and practices within the building sector, helping learners to progress into skilled trades.

The Technical Academy

Level 1 Diploma in Multi-Craft Trade Skills (Plumbing, Kitchen/Bathroom Fitting, Tiling & Plastering)

building success Entry requirements

How is the course assessed?

In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in pursuing a career in the building trade.

The Level 1 Diploma is assessed through written and practical assignments by the course tutor. Candidates will work towards a pass, merit or distinction grade.

What areas are covered by the course? The qualification covers basic plumbing of hot and cold water and waste systems, installation of kitchens and bathrooms, wall and floor tiling plus plastering and rendering. The course also covers safe working practices and other associated skills covered in the planning and setting out for construction work. How is the course taught?

Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities on to qualifications in fitted interiors, tiling and plumbing at higher level.

The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills with in the units.

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This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within fitted interiors. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as bathroom/ kitchen fitters.

The Technical Academy

School of Construction & Engineering

CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Fitted Interiors (plumbing, Bathroom and Kitchen Fitting Skills)

the perfect fit Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in interior fitting and construction. Candidates must have a Level 2 qualification in Maths and English.

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What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Know how to install fitted furniture Know how to install basic plumbing

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How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. The qualification consists of qualification credits. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments of candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Fitted Interiors or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry.

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This course provides the opportunity to start developing the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to become a plumber.

The Technical Academy

School of Construction & Engineering

Level 2 Diploma in PLUMBING & HEATING

a plumb job Entry requirements At least four GCSEs at grade C or above are required to enrol on to the Level 2 Diploma. What areas are covered by the course? This qualification comprises of three common mandatory units: Key plumbing principles Common plumbing processes Central heating system (pipework only) Environmental awareness in plumbing The course then goes on to cover the following: Non-fusion thermal joining techniques Pipework fixing Bending and jointing methods

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How is the course taught? This course is delivered entirely at The Technical Academy using classrooms and workshop facilities. Students will participate in lectures, practical work, tutorials, private study periods, projects and assignments. How is the course assessed? The course is assessed through written and practical assignments. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Following successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma students can progress on to a range of Level 2 and 3 courses or an Apprenticeship. These can lead to employment as a central heating plumber.


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This qualification is aimed at those students wishing to progress their future careers in the gas maintenance industry. The course will provide you with the skills and experience you need to install and maintain gas systems safely in people’s homes.

The Technical Academy

School of Construction & Engineering

Level 3 Diploma in gas utilisation

cooking on gas! Entry requirements In order to be accepted on this course candidates must have five GCSEs grades A* to C which must include Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. What areas are covered by the course? Students must complete nine core units: Design natural gas systems Specify programmes for working on natural gas systems and components Plan the work activities for natural gas systems and components Commission and decommission natural gas systems Maintain a safe working environment for all natural gas related work Establish, maintain and develop effective working relationships with others for all natural gas related work Contribute to the improvement of business products and services for natural gas related work Apply gas safety measures to domestic natural gas related work activities Install complex natural gas systems and components

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How is the course taught? The course is taught via a range of practical activities in the workshop which are supported by theory sessions in the classroom. Learners are required to complete assignments and practical activities throughout the year whilst collecting evidence for a portfolio. How is the course assessed? The course is assessed in a variety of ways. Multiple choice online tests will assess knowledge and understanding. Time based practical activities throughout the year, as well as a number of graded assignments. You will also be assessed in the workplace. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to progress into employment or other construction courses and training. This qualification could also lead on to an apprenticeship.


This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within plastering. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as plasterers.

The Technical Academy

CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

a smooth career path Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in plastering and construction.

How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions.

What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction

Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units.

Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Know how to prepare background surfaces and plaster materials Know how to apply plaster materials to internal backgrounds Know how to produce components from moulds

How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations, assignments and an online exam. Assessments of candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Plastering or further education.

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This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within plastering. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as plasterers.

The Technical Academy

School of Construction & Engineering

CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Plastering

we’ve got it covered Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in plastering and construction.

How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions.

What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction

Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units.

Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Know how to apply plaster materials to external surfaces Know how to fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors Know how to form sand and cement screeds

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Know how to produce plaster components

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Know how to apply plaster materials to internal surfaces Know how to position and secure fibrous plaster components

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How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations, assignments and an online exam. Assessments of candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Plastering or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry.


This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within plastering. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as plasterers.

The Technical Academy

CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Plastering

achieve the perfect finish Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in plastering and construction. It is preferred that students have completed the CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Plastering prior to enrolling on this course. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction

How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units.

Knowledge of building methods and construction technology

How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations, assignments and an online exam. Assessments of candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades.

Know how to fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors

Length of course One year.

Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others

Know how to produce plaster components Know how to position and secure fibrous plaster components Know how to apply plaster materials to produce complex internal surfaces

Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to further education or into employment in the construction industry.

Know how to apply plaster materials to produce complex external surfaces Know how to form screeds and granolithic finishes Know how to prepare and run in-situ moulds

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This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within wall and floor tiling. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as tilers.

The Technical Academy

School of Construction & Engineering

CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling

a good grounding... Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in tiling and construction.

How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions.

What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction

Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units.

Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Know how to form sand and cement screeds Know how to prepare backgrounds for tiling Know how to tile floor surfaces

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How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments of candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry.

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This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within wall and floor tiling. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as tilers.

The Technical Academy

CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling

building people, building Britain Entry requirements In order to enrol for this qualification, candidates should be interested in tiling and construction. It is preferred that students have completed the CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling prior to enrolling on this course. What areas are covered by the course? Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Know how to provide drainage for tiled surfaces Know how to produce internal and external sand and cement backgrounds Know how to produce tiles, mosaic and stone surface finishes

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How is the course taught? The course is mainly workshop based, supported by practical and theory sessions. Learners are required to complete assignments and collect relevant evidence to demonstrate their skills within the units. How is the course assessed? Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations and assignments. Assessments of candidates will be made by the course tutor, and candidates will work towards pass, merit or distinction grades. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to further education or into employment in the construction industry.

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This course equips students with a broad range of knowledge at an introductory level in art and design.

Art & Graphic Design

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design

got a creative eye? Entry requirements The course is aimed at those students who wish to develop fundamental skills in art and design. Candidates will ideally have entry level qualifications/ low grade GCSEs/an appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy. What areas are covered by the course? Students will begin the course by doing a 60 hour precursor Level 1 Creative Craft Award comprising of: Exploring ideas creatively in art and design Creating, presenting and reviewing art and design Exploring resources to develop skills You will complete the award in the first term. You will then be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Diploma Level, where you will complete the following units over the remainder of the year: Explore drawing Explore painting Explore printmaking Explore and create surface relief Explore 3D design crafts Explore 3D design Explore 3D fine art A personal project Accessory project (design and make an accessory)

How is the course taught?

T he emphasis is on practical work. Students are encouraged to work together on projects, as well as developing their own ideas and portfolio.

How is the course assessed? Assessment and review takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. As well as completing a portfolio of work students are required to complete a final major project. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Art and design encompasses many different fields, including graphic design, photography, web design, illustration, fashion and textiles - so there are many career pathways available. Students who successfully complete the course may progress to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design.

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This course equips students with a broad range of knowledge in art and design.

Art & Graphic Design

School of Creative Industries

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

time to get creative Entry requirements The course is aimed at those students who wish to develop fundamental skills in art and design. Candidates will ideally have entry level qualifications/ low grade GCSEs/an appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy. What areas are covered by the course? Students will begin the course by doing a 60 hour precursor Level 1 Creative Craft Award comprising of: Exploring ideas creatively in art and design Creating, presenting and reviewing art and design Exploring resources to develop skills You will complete the award in the first term.

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You will then be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Diploma Level, where you will complete the following units over the remainder of the year:

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Mandatory Units: Contextual reference 2D visual language 3D visual language Using ideas to explore Building an art and design portfolio Working in the art and design industry Optional Specialist Units: Working with graphic design briefs Working with photography briefs Working with fashion design briefs Working with textiles briefs

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Working with 3D design briefs Working with interactive media briefs Working with visual arts briefs Working with 3D design crafts briefs How is the course taught? The emphasis is on practical work. Students are encouraged to work together on projects, as well as developing their own ideas and portfolio. How is the course assessed? Assessment and review takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. As well as completing a portfolio of work students are required to complete a final major project. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Art and design encompasses many different fields, including graphic design, photography, web design, illustration, fashion and textiles - so there are many career options available. Students who successfully complete the course may progress to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design. Beyond that there is the possibility of art college or a design course. Within the art industry, students may progress to the role of a trainee/technical assistant in the design industry, including specialist fields such as printing, photography, product and interior design, graphics and fashion/textiles design.


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All students, unless they have already achieved part of this programme, will be enrolled on to the Subsidiary Diploma. Students will then progress on to the Extended Diploma in the second year.

Art & Graphic Design

School of Creative Industries

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Art and Design

a course that gives you the edge

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Entry requirements For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include the following:

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a BTEC Level 2 qualification in Art and Design or a related vocational area a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A* to C other related Level 2 qualifications related work experience More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment.

How is the course taught? Classroom based practical activities, educational visits and guest speakers.

What areas are covered by the course? You will work towards a minimum of 6 units including 4 mandatory units.

How is the course assessed? Ongoing assessment with a final major project at the Extended Diploma level.

Mandatory Units: Visual recording in art and design Materials, techniques and processes in art and design Ideas and concepts in art and design Communication through art and design Contextual influences in art and design

Length of course One year for the Subsidiary Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma.

Optional Specialist Units such as: Stop motion animation production Fine art principles Painting in fine art 3D sculpture Graphics media, techniques and technology Producing video installation work Drawing from observation

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Design for advertising Film and video editing techniques Single camera techniques Photographic media, techniques and technology Location photography Image manipulation using computer applications Soundtrack production for the moving image Hair styling and dressing for performers Paper making and printmaking in textiles Fabric manipulation

Subsidiary Diploma only.

Progression/Career opportunities Art and design encompasses many different fields, including graphic design, photography, web design, illustration, fashion and textiles - so there are many career options available. Students who successfully complete these courses may progress to art college or a design course. Within the art industry, students may progress on to the role of a trainee/technical assistant in the design industry, including specialist fields such as printing, photography, product and interior design, graphics and fashion/textiles design.


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The college operates as a gallery for the work of artists in the region. You will also be given the opportunity to exhibit your work to the public. The watercolour (opposite) of the Peterlee Campus is by previous Level 3 Art & Design student Cher Wright.

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This course allows you to develop a range of media production skills at an introductory level and also to learn about the industry itself. You will gain experience of camera techniques, editing, animation, TV and video production and website design.

Creative Media Production

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media Production

lights, camera, action Entry requirements The course is aimed at those students who wish to develop fundamental skills in media. Candidates will ideally have entry qualifications/low grade GCSEs/an appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy. What areas are covered by the course? Students will begin the course by doing precursor awards in podcasting and photography to develop creative media skills. You will complete the awards in the first term. You will then be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Diploma Level, where you will complete the following units over the remainder of the year: Investigating interactive media products Developing animation Developing multimedia products Developing audio production Developing video products Developing editing Exploring digital photography Website software Group project and job opportunities

How is the course taught? The course is delivered via practical and classroom based activities. You will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills in camera techniques, editing, scriptwriting and TV and video production. You will be given the opportunity to work in a real working theatre and a film studio environment with recording and editing facilities. How is the course assessed? You will complete a portfolio of evidence via assignments, tutor led practical activities and observations. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Students can progress on to a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production. The course also provides a stepping stone into employment within the media industry or other full time employment. Students also wishing to progress towards Level 2 and 3 in Photography should follow this course.

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The course is a study of media production and theory. You will gain insight into the media industry and develop a range of skills and techniques associated with working in this industry.

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School of Creative Industries

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production

smile you’re on camera... Introduction You will gain experience of camera techniques, editing, scriptwriting, TV and video production and an underpinning knowledge in media theory. Entry requirements For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include the following: a BTEC Level 1 qualification in media or a related vocational area a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade D to G

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The Diploma consists of six specialist units from a range of mandatory and optional choices. Mandatory Units: Research for creative media production Communication techniques for creative media production

other related Level 1 qualifications

The creative media sector

related work experience.

Media audiences and products

More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment.

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What areas are covered by the course? Students will begin the course by doing a precursor award in podcasting to develop creative media skills. You will complete the award in the first term. You will then be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Diploma.

A willingness to participate in media related activities is essential. An audition/interview may be required.

Optional units Video production Audio production Animation techniques Factual production for the creative media Creative media production project Photography techniques Print production Digital graphics

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Creative Media Production

How is the course taught? The course will be delivered via practical and classroom based activities. You will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills in camera techniques, editing, scriptwriting and TV and video production. You will be given the opportunity to work in a real working theatre and a film studio environment with recording and editing facilities.

Progression/Career opportunities Students can progress on to a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Media Production (Level 3) or other Further Education qualification. The course also provides a stepping stone into employment within the media industry or other full time employment.

How is the course assessed? You will complete a portfolio of evidence via assignment based questions, tutor led practical activities/ observations and student devised productions. You are required to achieve a minimum of a pass grade in each unit. Length of course One year.

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All students, unless they have already achieved part of this programme, will be enrolled on to the Subsidiary Diploma which will be studied over the first year. Students will then progress on to the Extended Diploma in the second year.

Creative Media Production

School of Creative Industries

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (TV & Film)/ Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

it’s all in the mix! Introduction The course is a study of media production and theory. You will gain an insight into the media industry and develop a range of skills and techniques associated with working in this industry.

Research techniques for the creative media industries

Entry requirements For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include the following:

Critical approaches to creative media products

a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A* to C

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other related Level 2 qualifications related work experience. More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment. A keen interest/experience in the subject and GCSE Media would be an advantage. A willingness to participate in media-related activities is essential. An audition/interview will be required.

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Communication skills for creative media production

You will gain experience of camera techniques, editing, scriptwriting, TV and video production and an underpinning knowledge of media theory.

a BTEC Level 2 qualification in media or a related vocational area

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What areas are covered by the course? Mandatory Units: Pre-production techniques for the creative media industries

Subsidiary Diploma only.

Creative media production management project Working to a brief in the creative media industries Understanding the creative media sector You will work in a variety of media and cover additional units, working in TV production, animation, web design, graphic communication and print media.


Creative Media Production

How is the course taught? The course will be delivered via practical and classroom based activities. You will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills using a wide range of audiovisual equipment. You will be given the opportunity to work in a real working theatre and a film studio environment with recording and editing facilities. How is the course assessed? You will complete a portfolio of evidence via assignment based questions, tutor led practical activities/observations and student devised productions. You are required to achieve a minimum of a pass grade in each unit. Length of course One year for the Subsidiary Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities The course aims to provide suitable training and education for progression to university or into employment within the creative industry sector.

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This course equips students with specialist skills in photography which are nationally recognised by employers in this industry.

Photography

School of Creative Industries

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Extended Diploma in art & Design (Photography)

capture the moment Entry requirements The course is aimed at students who have already achieved a Level 2 qualification in an art-related subject and who now wish to extend and deepen their skills and interest in the medium of photography.

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What areas are covered by the course? Students will need to complete a series of mandatory units, comprising: Visual recording in art and design Materials, techniques and processes in art and design Ideas and Concepts in art and design Communication through art and design Contextual Influences in art and design

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Please note: These units are similar to those undertaken by art and design students as the syllabus is closely related – but will be taught and studied from the perspective of a photographer. Students are offered the opportunity to undertake a variety of photography-based specialist units, to be chosen from: Photographic media, techniques and technology Photographic studio techniques Studio photography Specialist studio photography Digital image capture and editing Commercial photographic laboratory operations Photography location techniques Location photography Specialist location photography

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Subsidiary Diploma only.

Experimental imagery in photography Lens-based image making Image manipulation using computer applications Darkroom practice Stop motion animation production Multi-disciplinary work in fine art How is the course taught? The emphasis is on practical work. Students are encouraged to work together on projects, as well as developing their own ideas and portfolio. There will be regular opportunities to work on location and in the studio, and visits from and to practising professional photographers. How is the course assessed? Assessment and review takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. As well as completing a portfolio of work, students are required to complete a final major project which will culminate in a public exhibition at the end of each year. Length of course One year for the Subsidiary Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities Photographers are required in a wide range of professional fields, from journalism and art & design to animation and forensics. Students who successfully complete the course may progress to degree level study in lens-based media or design at university. Images kindly created by East Durham College part time Level 1 students Dan Jones (Inset image) and George Hodson (Main image).


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The course is focused on education and training for musicians. It is designed to provide opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

Music & Music Technology

School of Creative Industries

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music

the performance of your life Introduction Learners will study units such as rehearsal techniques, understanding music and producing a musical recording. Entry requirements For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include the following: a BTEC Level 1 qualification in Music or a related vocational area a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade D to G

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Working as a musical ensemble Exploring computer systems used by musicians Producing a musical recording Developing as a musical performer Rehearsal techniques for musicians The development of music Exploring musical improvisation The musical world Developing music theory

related work experience.

Investigating an area of music Crewing an event

A willingness to participate in performance activities is essential. An audition/interview may be required. What areas are covered by the course? Mandatory Units: Working in the music industry Professional development in the music industry Planning and creating a music product

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Exploring musical composition

other related Level 1 qualifications More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment.

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Optional Units: Solo musical performance

How is the course taught? The course consists of three mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits. The course will be delivered via practical and classroom based activities. You will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills and develop music skills and techniques. The College operates the only professional venue in the local area and you will be given the opportunity to learn in a real working performance environment including a recording studio and theatre.


Music & Music Technology

How is the course assessed? You will complete a portfolio of evidence via assignment based questions, tutor led practical activities/observations and a student devised production work. You are required to achieve a minimum of a pass grade in each unit.

Progression/Career opportunities Students can progress on to a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) or to study A Levels. The Course provides a stepping stone into employment within the music or performing arts industry.

Length of course One year.

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All students, unless they have already achieved part of this programme, will be enrolled on to the Subsidiary Diploma which will be studied over the first year. Students will then progress on to the Extended Diploma in the second year.

Music & Music Technology

School of Creative Industries

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Music

...put on a performance Introduction The course is a study of the performing arts discipline of music. You will gain an insight into the music sector and develop a range of skills and techniques associated with working in the sector. Entry requirements For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include the following: a BTEC Level 2 qualification in Music or a related vocational area a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A* to C other related Level 2 qualifications related work experience

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More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment.

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A keen interest/experience in the subject and GCSE Music would be an advantage. A willingness to participate in performance activities is essential. An audition/interview will be required. What areas are covered by the course? Mandatory Units: Aural perception skills Major music project Music and society The sound and music industry Working and developing as a musical ensemble (Subsidiary) Music performance techniques (Subsidiary)

L3

Subsidiary Diploma only.

Optional Units: Sound and music industry Music in the community Music video production Sequencing systems and techniques The music freelance world Solo music performance skills Marketing and promotion Concert production and staging Music events management How is the course taught? The course will be delivered via practical and classroom based activities. You will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills and develop music skills and techniques. How is the course assessed? You will complete a portfolio of evidence via assignment based questions, tutor led practical activities/observations and student devised productions. You are required to achieve a minimum of a pass grade in each unit. Length of course One year for the Subsidiary Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities The course aims to provide suitable training and education for progression to get you to university or vocational performance school or into employment.


This course is an introduction to the study of the performing arts disciplines of drama, dance and music. You will gain an insight into the performing arts sector and the associated basic skills.

Performing Arts

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Performing Arts

show your talent Entry requirements The course is aimed at those students who wish to develop fundamental skills in performing arts. Candidates will ideally have entry qualifications/low grade GCSEs/an appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy. What areas are covered by the course? Students will begin the course by doing precursor awards in enterprise and performing skills. You will complete the awards in the first term. You will then be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Diploma Level, where you will complete the following units over the remainder of the year: Stage performances Promoting a performing arts event Presenting performing arts work Exploring acting skills Exploring dance skills Exploring music performance skills Exploring technical support stage for stage performance Exploring design skills for the performing arts Working in the performing arts

How is the course taught? The course is delivered via practical and classroom based activities. You will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills in the disciplines of drama, dance and music. The College operates the only professional theatre venue in the local area and you will be given the opportunity to learn in this real working theatre environment. How is the course assessed? You will complete a portfolio of evidence via assignments, tutor led practical activities and observations. Length of course One year. Progression opportunities Students can progress on to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts. The course provides a stepping stone into employment within the performing arts industry.

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The course is a study of the performing arts disciplines of drama, dance and music. You will gain an insight into the performing arts industry and develop a range of skills and techniques for working in this industry. You can specialise in an individual discipline or explore a combination of all three art forms.

Performing Arts

School of Creative Industries

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance)

life is a stage Entry requirements For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include the following: a BTEC Level 1 qualification in Performing Arts or a related vocational area a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade D to G other related Level 1 qualifications related work experience. More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment. What areas are covered by the course? Students will begin the course by doing precursor awards in enterprise and performing skills.

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You will complete the award in the first term.

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You will then be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Diploma Level, where you will complete the following units over the remainder of the year stage performances. Mandatory Units: Working in the performing arts industry Professional Development in the performing arts industry Performing arts production process One Specialist Unit: The development of drama The development of dance The development of music

L2

Optional Units (to a value of 30 credits): Working as a musical Acting skills and ensemble techniques Solo musical Devising plays performance Contemporary dance Crewing for stage Exploring urban performance dance styles Performing dance Jazz dance How is the course taught? The course will be delivered via practical and classroom based activities. You will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills in the three disciplines of drama, dance and music. The College operates the only professional venue in the local area and you will be given the opportunity to learn in a real working theatre environment. How is the course assessed? You will complete a portfolio of evidence via assignment based questions, tutor led practical activities/observations and a student devised production project. The mandatory, specialist and optional units are graded pass, merit or distinction. You are required to achieve a minimum of a pass grade in each unit. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Students can progress on to a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) or to study A Levels. The Course provides a stepping stone into employment within the performing arts or music industry.


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All students, unless they have already achieved part of this programme, will be enrolled on to the Subsidiary Diploma which will be studied over the first year. Students will then progress on to the Extended Diploma in the second year.

Performing Arts

School of Creative Industries

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

the performance of your life Introduction This course is for people who are passionate about performance. The course is mainly practical where you learn through daily classes, professional workshops and performances. You will also be required to attend theory based classes which develop your knowledge and understanding of the performing arts industry. The Level 3 programmes (equivalent to three A Levels) are designed to help you extend your understanding of the performing arts, develop your performing skills and learn new ones in our purpose-built performance spaces. It combines practical assignments and the study of a variety of performance arts disciplines. You will work on production projects and be involved from backstage to front-of-house.

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Entry requirements For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include the following:

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a BTEC Level 2 qualification in Performing Arts or a related vocational area a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A* to C other related Level 2 qualifications related work experience More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment.

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What areas are covered by the course? Mandatory Units: Performing to an audience Performance workshop Performing arts business The historical context of performance Rehearsing for performance Optional Units: Dance performance Choreographic principles Choreographing dance Dance improvisation The healthy performer Singing techniques and performance Movement in performance Devising plays Theatre in education Theatre for children Classical theatre performance Contemporary theatre performance Musical theatre performance Variety performance The course is sufficiently broad in its scope to allow you to specialise in your preferred discipline, be that drama, dance or musical theatre. You will also have the option to learn stage management production skills such as sound and lighting operations.


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How is the course taught? The course will be delivered via practical and classroom based activities. You will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills in the three disciplines of drama, dance and music. The College operates the only professional venue in the local area and you will be given the opportunity to learn in a real working theatre environment as well as having access to a dance facility. How is the course assessed? You will complete a portfolio of evidence via assignment based questions, tutor led practical activities/ observations and student devised productions. The mandatory and optional units are graded pass, merit or distinction. You are required to achieve a minimum of a pass grade in each unit. Length of course One year for the Subsidiary Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities The course aims to provide suitable training and education for progression to get you to university or vocational performance school or into employment.

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Performing Arts & Music

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Foundation Degree in Performing Arts/ Foundation Degree in Music Level 4 The Foundation Degree qualifications in Performing Arts and Music are two year programmes delivered at the College in partnership with the University of Sunderland. These can be taken independently or treated as preliminary awards leading to a final year of study to achieve a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts/Music with specialist top up options available.

reach for the stars Entry requirements One A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification, preferably in a music/performing arts related subject and GCSE (or equivalent Level 2 qualification) at A* to C in English Language/Literature and Mathematics. A willingness to participate in performance activities is essential. An audition/interview will be required. Completion of an Access to Higher Education course and/or substantial professional performance experience may also be considered at the discretion of the Programme Leader.

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What areas are covered by the course? While developing your performance skills through production and specialist modules, you will also learn about how venues are run and managed; develop a community arts project and explore the use of technology to support your creative work.

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If you choose to follow the performing arts programme you will take introductory modules in all three disciplines, then go on to choose a major and minor specialism from: Dance Drama Music Those who choose to follow the music programme will specialise in the discipline of music, but will also work alongside performing arts students in some modules, with the opportunity to participate in cross-arts performances as well as pure musical work.

How is the course taught? The distinctiveness of the programme lies in the vocational opportunities open to you to develop skills across the performance arts or study the discipline of music. As well as aiming to develop professional performers or artistes capable of applying skills in a variety of arts related and generic employment contexts, the Foundation Degree prepares you to be a creative and reflective practitioner with knowledge and understanding of the music industry and performing arts sector. How is the course assessed? You will be assessed on practical ability through live performances and oral presentations of your work, with elements of all modules designed to test your theoretical understanding. All modules are internally assessed by the relevant Module Leaders at the College and second marked by the University Module Leader. Grades are awarded in the following categories-1st (First), 2.1, 2.2, 3rd (Third) and Fail; assessment decisions are also checked by the examiner for the programme. The qualification is awarded with a pass or commendation. Length of course Two years. Progression/Career opportunities Completion of a Foundation Degree in Performing Arts or Music allows for progression to study at the University of Sunderland on the one year top-up BA (Hons) Performing Arts /Dance/Drama/Music Degree. On completion of the third year, you may choose to further your studies by applying for a place on the PGCE or enter into employment within the music or performing arts industry.


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This course is designed to encourage you to develop the personal skills and qualities you need to work in the sport, leisure or uniformed public service industries. It is intended to be a practical hands-on programme for those students who prefer this type of learning compared to the rigours of academic study.

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Level 1 Way 2 Go into Sport, Outdoor Education & Uniformed Public Services (Foundation Learning)

passionate about winning Entry requirements This course is aimed at those students working below Level 2, with an interest in working in the sport, outdoor or uniformed public service sectors, e.g. Entry Level qualifications/low grade GCSEs/an appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy. What areas are covered by the course? This Foundation Learning programme has three components: Personal and social development A Vocational emphasis Functional skills (English, Maths and IT) On the vocational side, the course is made up of a BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Sport and a NCON (National Open College Network) Progression Pathway into Sport diploma:

All students take English, maths and NOCN Units in Developing a Personal Learning Programme and Developing Personal Confidence and Self Awareness. How is the course taught? A combination of formal theory lessons, practical, portfolio building and external visits. How is the course assessed? It is assessed through practical activities, witness testimonies, worksheets, portfolios etc. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities If you wish to continue your studies a Foundation Learning qualification in Sport will allow you to progress on to a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport, Outdoor Education or Uniformed Public Services.

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure How the body works Working in sport and active leisure Taking part in exercise and fitness Planning own fitness programme. NOCN Progression Pathway into Sport: Introduction to alcohol awareness for the individual Participating in leisure activities Taking part in sport Understanding nutrition, performance and healthy eating. Using teamwork skills Award in exercise studies

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A Level 2 BTEC is a practical work related course, equivalent to four GCSEs at grades A* to C. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

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School of Sport, Uniformed Public Services & Travel

BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate/ Diploma in Sport (Exercise & Fitness)

help get Britain fit! Introduction The course introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work related qualification. Entry requirements A BTEC Level 1 Certificate/Diploma in a related subject or other related Level 1 or 2 qualification. Good literacy and numeracy skills are required, supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grades D to G. Related work experience would be beneficial. What areas are covered by the course? Fitness testing and training Practical sport Anatomy and physiology for sport Injury in sport Effects of exercise on the body’s systems Development of personal fitness Planning and leading sports activities Sports development

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Diploma only.

How is the course taught? By lectures, work based assignments and practical sessions. How is the course assessed? Each unit is assessed individually by internal assignments. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities With further training or study, students go into careers in sport centres, leisure centres or outdoor activity centres to name but a few options. Students have the opportunity to take a qualification at level three in the same or an alternative sector e.g. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma if they have completed the Certificate/Extended Certificate and Diploma.


A BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is a practical, work related course equivalent to one A Level. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

stay on top of your game Introduction You focus on a particular subject area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge. Entry requirements A BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate or Diploma or at least four GCSEs at grades A* to C. Appropriate work experience would be beneficial. What areas are covered by the course? All three core units must be taken: Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport The physiology of fitness Assessing risk in sport Specialist Unit (One must be taken): Fitness testing for sport and exercise Optional Units (Four must be taken): Practical individual sports Practical team sports Leadership in sport Fitness training and programming Sports coaching Sports development Sports nutrition Current issues in sport Exercise, health and lifestyle The athletes lifestyle

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How is the course taught? The course is made up of seven units, three core units which are compulsory, specialist unit and three optional units. How is the course assessed? All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded, equivalent to one A Level. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diplomas are valued by employers and Higher Education. If you want to get a job straight away you could, for example, work in sports centres, leisure management or outdoor activities centres. If you decide to go to university and you have other qualifications, you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as Sports Studies, Leisure Management, Recreation Management or Teacher Training.

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School of Sport, Uniformed Public Services & Travel

BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)

teach others... Introduction As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you will need to start a career. The course is the equivalent of up to three A Levels on completion on the Extended Diploma. Entry requirements Successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma in Sport at merit or five GSCEs at A* to C grades, including Maths and English. What areas are covered by the course? Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport Physiology of fitness Assessing risk in sport Fitness training and programming Sports coaching Sports development Fitness testing for sport and exercise Practical team sports Practical individual sport Sports nutrition Leadership in sport Psychology for sports performers Sports injuries

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How is the course taught? The course is made up of 13 units. Eight core units which are compulsory and five specialist units. How is the course assessed? All units are assessed and graded pass, merit or distinction. Length of course One year to complete the 90 Credit Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Diploma, this will be a continuation from the first year Subsidiary Diploma, detailed on the previous page, if the 90 Credit Diploma has been completed then the second year will be to achieve the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma are valued by employers and higher education. If you want to get a job straight away you could work in, for example, sport centres, leisure centres and outdoor education centres. If you decide to go to university you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as sports studies, leisure management, recreation and management, as well as teacher training.


BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) Sport Studies

This programme is specifically for League Football Education students and Elite Athlete Sponsorship students in football and rugby.

are you up to it? Introduction Opportunities exist to progress to Higher Education or to employment in the sport, leisure and recreation sector and in particular the rapidly expanding health and fitness industry. Upon completion of the two years candidates can achieve up to the Extended Diploma, which is the equivalent of three A Levels. Entry requirements Five GCSE passes at grade C or higher, including Maths and English, or successful completion of a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at merit grade or above. Adult entry is based on experience and/or qualifications. Apprenticeship with Hartlepool United FC. What areas are covered by the course? The course is made up of a maximum of 19 units, some core units and some specialist units - a selection of which follow: Core Units: Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport The physiology of fitness Assessing risk in sport Fitness training and programming Fitness testing for sport and exercise Sports nutrition Psychology for sport performance Technical and tactical skills in sport The athlete’s lifestyle

Specialist Units: Sports coaching Sports injuries Analysis of sports performance Rules, regulations and officiating in sport How is the course taught? By lectures, work-based assignments, labs and practicals. How is the course assessed? All units are assessed and graded pass, merit or distinction. Length of course One year to complete the 90 Credit Diploma. Two years to complete the Diploma and Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities Successful completion of this course can lead to all kinds of sport related disciplines in Higher Education including recreation studies, leisure management, sport science at degree or HND. Possible professional football career.

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This BTEC Level 3 is a practical, work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

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School of Sport, Uniformed Public Services & Travel

BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science

don’t stop believing Introduction Opportunities exist to progress to Higher Education or to employment in the sport, leisure and recreation sector and in particular the rapidly expanding health and fitness industry. Upon completion candidates will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, which is the equivalent of three A Level passes. Entry requirements Five GCSE passes at grade C or higher (including Maths, English and Science), successful completion of a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at distinction or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport Development Coaching & Fitness at a merit level - plus GCSE Maths, English and Science at grade C or above. What areas are covered by the course? The course is divided into an 18 unit programme. Candidates will complete 10 units in their first year, followed by eight units in their second year (six core units and twelve specialist units). Core Units: Anatomy for sport and exercise Sport and exercise physiology Sport and exercise psychology Research methods for sport and exercise sciences Research project in sport and exercise sciences Fitness testing for sport and exercise

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Specialist Units: Sports biomechanics in action Exercise, health and lifestyle Fitness training and programming Analysis of sports performance Sports nutrition Current issues in sport Instructing physical activity and exercise Sports injuries Sports coaching Practical individual sports Practical team sports Exercise for specific groups How is the course taught? By lectures, work-based assignments, labs and practicals. How is the course assessed? All units are assessed and graded pass, merit or distinction. Length of course One year to complete the 90 Credit Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities Successful completion of this course can lead to all kinds of sport related disciplines in higher education including recreation studies, leisure management, sport science at degree or HND level.


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School of Sport, Uniformed Public Services & Travel

Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise Development (Sports Coaching) The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching is a two year degree programme offered in partnership with the University of Sunderland, with both years of the course being spent at East Durham College. If learners wish to continue and achieve the full BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Development Degree, then they will need to complete a third year at the University.

reach for the top Entry requirements To gain entry on to the Foundation Degree a minimum of 160 UCAS points are required which correlates to 2 A-Levels, a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or NVQ equivalent, alongside a Level 2 qualification in Maths and English. Entry can also be gained by the completion of an Access Programme. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis, dependent upon experience and interests.

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What areas are covered by the course? Year 1: Coaching practice 1 Coaching theory Anatomy and physiology of exercise Sport psychology Sociology of sport, exercise and health Ethics and safety

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Year 2: Coaching practice 2 Principles of training Fitness testing and assessment Structure and organisation of sport Study skills (researching and reporting)

Year 2 Options: Working with special populations Motor skill development and acquisition Introduction to sports massage therapy Biomechanics Nutrition Sports injuries management How is the course taught? The course will be delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and self-study. How is the course assessed? Assessment throughout the programme using a diverse range of methods, i.e. essays, scientific reports, presentations, MCQ’s, examinations. Length of course Two years. Progression/Career opportunities Successful students on completing the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching will be guaranteed progression to the third year of the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development degree at the University of Sunderland.

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This qualification will give you the knowledge and understanding needed when considering entering employment in the outdoor education sector. The course has elements which allow you to experience practical activities e.g. rock climbing, kayaking and other adventurous activities.

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BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate/ Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education)

feel on top of the world Entry requirements Four GCSEs graded D or above, one GCSE must be in English. What areas are covered by the course? Fitness testing and training Outdoor and adventurous activities Development of personal fitness Injury in sport Planning and leading sports activities Leading outdoor and adventurous activities Expedition experience How is the course taught? This course is classroom and outdoor based with a range of practical sessions included.

Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities This qualification has been designed to provide entry into initial employment at a junior level, in such areas as assisted activity leadership. The achievement of the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education), has the equivalence of 4 GCSEs graded A* to C. If you achieve an overall merit grade or better in the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education), it is possible for you to progress to a higher level qualification such as the BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Outdoor Education).

Uniform It is advisable to purchase a good pair of walking boots and a weatherproof walking jacket and trousers. How is the course assessed? Throughout the course each unit is assessed in a variety of ways, e.g. written work, observation records, diary or logbook.

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All students, unless they have already achieved part of this programme, will be enrolled on to the Subsidiary Diploma which will be studied over the first two terms of the first year. Students will then progress through the Diploma stage to finally complete the full Extended Diploma after two years.

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School of Sport, Uniformed Public Services & Travel

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education)

do you have a sense of adventure? Introduction The BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Outdoor Education) will give you insight into various different occupational routes you can take within the sector, enabling you to progress in existing employment, or move on to further study. The course has elements which allow you to experience practical activities, e.g. rock climbing, kayaking and other adventurous activities. Entry requirements Four GCSEs graded A* to C. One GCSE must be in English and/or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education) at merit level.

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What areas are covered by the course? There are three mandatory core units plus three specialist units, one mandatory specialist unit and 3 optional units.

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Mandatory Units: Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport The physiology of fitness Assessing risk in sport Specialist Unit: Principles and practices in outdoor adventure Optional Units: Work experience Skills for land based outdoor and adventurous activities Skills for water based outdoor and adventurous activities

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Subsidiary Diploma only.

How is the course taught? This course is classroom and outdoor based with a range of practical sessions included. Uniform It is advisable to purchase a good pair of walking boots and a weatherproof walking jacket and trousers. How is the course assessed? Throughout the course each unit is assessed in a variety of ways, e.g. written work, observation records, diary or logbook. Length of course One year for the Subsidiary Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities Progression routes are employment or further training within the outdoor industry, outdoor education degrees, sports and physical education degrees. The Diploma in Outdoor Education provides students with the opportunity to progress on to higher level courses in related fields. Many students access HE courses related to sport and exercise. Often they are looking to pursue a career in the leisure industry.


This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to move towards a career in the uniformed services, such as the police, emergency fire services, prison services and the armed forces.

Uniformed Public Services

BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate/ Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

improve your teamwork skills Entry requirements Four GCSEs grade D or above, one GCSE must be in English. What areas are covered by the course? There are three mandatory core units, one mandatory specialist unit and the optional units. Mandatory Core Units: Public service skills Career planning for the public services Improving health and fitness for entry to the uniformed public services Specialist Unit: Employment in the uniformed public service Optional Units: Adventurous activities and teamwork Sport and recreation in the uniformed public services Land navigation by map and compass

How is the course assessed? Evidence in the form of assignments, research projects, case studies, observation records, diary or logbook, practical activities. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services can be a stepping stone towards entering initial employment as a police community support officer, an army soldier, or a Royal Air Force airman/woman. The achievement of this BTEC Diploma has the equivalence of four GCSEs graded A* to C. If you achieve an overall merit grade or better it is possible for you to progress to a higher level qualification such as the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services.

How is the course taught? This course is classroom based and has a range of practical outdoor activities included. There are also mandatory Functional Skills (English and Maths) Units. Uniform In order to develop a group identity and to assist with team cohesion, all students on this course will be expected to wear the course uniform. It is advisable to also purchase a good pair of walking boots and a weatherproof walking jacket and trousers.

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School of Sport, Uniformed Public Services & Travel

BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma/Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

fancy a career with a bit of action? Entry requirements The BTEC Level 3 Diploma is a practical, work-related course. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You normally need to have at least one of the following: a BTEC First Diploma, at least four GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English. What areas are covered by the course? Mandatory Units: Government, policies and the public services Leadership and teamwork in the public services Citizenship, Diversity and the public services. Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services Fitness testing and training for the uniformed public services Optional Units Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the public services Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services Understand the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on public services Outdoor and adventurous expeditions

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Skills for land/water based outdoor and adventurous activities Crime and its effects on society Command and control in the uniformed public services Planning and management of major Incidents Responding to emergency service incidents Career planning for the public services Police powers in the public services Behaviour in public sector employment Custodial care services Aspects of the legal system and law making process Volunteering in public services Practical team sports Exercise, health and lifestyle Instructing physical activity and exercise Environmental policies and practices Land navigation by map and compass Employment in the unformed public services How is the course taught? The course is taught by lectures, work-based assignments, practical sessions and external visits. Students spend five days a week in college.


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Uniform In order to develop a group identity and to assist with team cohesion, all students on this course will be expected to wear the course uniform. How is the course assessed? Students will produce assignment work throughout the course that is marked and graded by the Course Lecturer. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification. Length of course One year to complete the 90 Credit Diploma. A second year is required to complete the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities Having completed your course you will have a greater understanding of the work of all the emergency and armed services and you may wish to apply to join one of these. There is also the opportunity for students to progress into higher education, subject to grades obtained. Your lecturing staff will advise and support you whatever your future careers goals may be.

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Travel & Tourism

School of Sport, Uniformed Public Services & Travel

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Travel and Tourism An ideal introduction to the travel and tourism industry for Foundation Learning students. The qualifications have been designed to reflect the skills, knowledge and understanding that are required in the modern travel and tourism industry. Today’s workforce has to be able to problem solve, work as a member of a team and be able to plan and make decisions, all of which are reflected in the units on offer to the learner. Other essential work skills are also covered.

passport to success Entry requirements Students will preferably have an entry level qualification or 3 GCSEs at grade D to E. What areas are covered by the course? Researching a tourist destination Planning for and taking part in a visit Displaying travel and tourism information Customer service in travel and tourism Displaying travel and tourism products and services Planning a trip to a visitor attraction UK travel destinations Recommending a package holiday Schedule, charter and low-cost airlines The role of air cabin crew The role of the overseas resort representative Planning and participating in an event Travel and tourism group project Planning for a job in travel and tourism How is the course taught? A combination of theoretical and practical lessons. A number of educational visits will be arranged to assist you in completing your coursework, as well as allowing you to experience real life travel and tourism companies and attractions. How is the course assessed? Assignments and coursework including role play, presentations and practical tasks.

Length of course One year. Progression opportunities There is a direct progression route on to the Level 2 Travel and Tourism course. Successful students could then also seek employment in a variety of sectors related to hospitality, travel and tourism.


This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance for working life within the travel and tourism industry.

Travel & Tourism

BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate/ Diploma in Travel and Tourism

a career with miles more options Entry requirements Three to four GCSEs at minimum of grade D or equivalent in academic subjects, although less formal entry requirements apply to mature students. What areas are covered by the course? The UK travel and tourism sector Customer service Nature and effects of world travel UK travel destinations European holiday destinations Preparing for employment in travel and tourism Exploring UK travel agency operations UK visitor attractions Cruise operations Overseas holiday operations

How is the course taught? A combination of theoretical and practical sessions. A number of educational visits will be arranged to assist you in completing your coursework, as well as allowing you to experience real life travel and tourism companies and attractions. How is the course assessed? Assignments and coursework. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities It provides a suitable foundation for further study within the sector on qualifications such as the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism or direct entry into employment within the industry. A wide variety of employment opportunities exist within this expanding industry including tour operators, travel representatives, ground or flight staff for an airline or airport, local authority tourism departments, hotels and various other related operators.

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All students, unless they have already achieved part of this programme, will be enrolled on to the Subsidiary Diploma which will be studied over the first two terms of the first year. Students will then progress through the Diploma stage to finally complete the full Extended Diploma after two years.

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School of Sport, Uniformed Public Services & Travel

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

the world’s your oyster Introduction This qualification covers the key knowledge needed to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance for working life in the travel and tourism sector. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. Entry requirements Four GCSEs at minimum grade C or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism with merit or distinction grades. What areas are covered by the course? Investigating the travel and tourism sector The business of travel and tourism The UK as a destination Customer service in travel and tourism

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European destinations Long-haul travel destinations Retail travel operations Business travel operations Investigating the cruise industry UK visitor attractions

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Subsidiary Diploma only.

How is the course taught? A combination of theoretical and practical sessions. A number of educational visits will be arranged to assist you in completing your coursework, as well as allowing you to experience real life travel and tourism companies and attractions. How is the course assessed? Assignments and coursework. Length of course Two years to complete the full Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities Students could progress on to an HND, foundation degree or full degree at university. The course also prepares students for direct entry into the travel or airline industry with the likes of tour operators, travel agents, hotels or hospitality and leisure providers.


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With over 450 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and a working farm, Houghall is one of the North East’s most beautiful college campuses

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Houghall Campus

Not only can East Durham College boast one of the newest purpose-built further education facility in the North East but the College also has its specialist Houghall Campus. Located on the outskirts of Durham City, the Houghall Campus is the region’s leading provider of land based courses and training.

On offer is full time training in agriculture, animal care, arboriculture and forestry, environmental management, equestrianism, floristry plus horticulture and gardening. The Houghall Campus includes a working farm, equine unit, extensive animal care facilities with a diverse range of animals from exotics to goats, from ferrets to dogs. The horticultural centre has a complete range of facilities; beds, borders, fruit and vegetable areas, ponds, propagation areas and glasshouses. There is also a well equipped floristry studio. The arboriculture provision is delivered using our specialist arboretum, dedicated workshop and fantastic woodland areas. The 400 acre estate with its conservation areas, ponds, woodland, nature trails, wetlands and the River Wear is also the ideal location to enrol on an environmental and conservation studies programme.

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Diploma Level 2

Diploma Level 1

Entry Level 2/3

Diploma Level 2

Diploma Level 1

Kennels/Cattery Grounds Staff Florist Tree Work Groom Gardener Plant Nursery

Pet Shop Kennels/Cattery Grounds Maintenance Gardener Retail - Florist Tree Work Stables Farms

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GCSE’s

Diploma Level 3

Tree Officer RSPCA Trainer Handler Self Employment Supervisor Enterprise Manager Level 1 qualification Employment

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Diploma Level 3

Possible Occupations Possible Occupations

Self Employment Instructor Management Sales Rep Technician

A Levels

Diploma Level 4

Research Teaching Management Self Employment Director Executive

Unit Manager/Inspector

Diploma Level 4

Possible Occupations

HND

Diploma Level 5

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Land Based Foundation Studies

Houghall Land Based Courses

Land Based Foundation Studies at Houghall Campus A general course with specific Foundation Learning Pathways designed to meet the needs of students who may have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The Pathways offer a wide range of subjects tailored to the correct level to meet the needs of each individual learner.

got green fingers? Entry requirements No formal qualifications needed, just enthusiasm for land based subjects and a willingness to take part and learn. Learners will work towards a nationally approved certificate at their own level, we have courses from Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 3.

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What areas are covered by the course? A wide variety of subjects are offered and learners can follow a combination of subjects including:

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Animal care Agriculture Poultry Horse care Conservation Horticulture Recycling Floristry IT Independent living skills/travel training Learners also work to improve communication, literacy and IT skills

How is the course taught? Practical and theoretical sessions at the appropriate level, with additional support provided in all classes when necessary. How is the course assessed? Learners will be assessed on their acquisition of skills in accordance with the criteria laid down by the awarding body. Assessments will be part of their ongoing work or as a specific test. Length of course One, two or three years depending on the needs of the learner. Progression/Career opportunities Students who successfully complete their pathway may progress on to a higher level within the Foundation Department or further pathways within the College at a more advanced level e.g. Level 1 Diploma Work Based Land Based Operations, Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies (Horse Care) or Level 1 Horticulture.


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Land Based Foundation Studies


Work Based Land Based Operations

Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Land Based Operations A general land based course teaching employment skills to meet the needs of industry within most land based businesses.

live off the land Entry requirements No formal entry qualifications. Basic numerical and literacy skills at Entry Level 3 and enthusiasm for working with plants or animals. All students will cover: Health and safety Maintenance of structures and surfaces Transporting materials, plants and animals

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Optional units include: Working with plants Working with trees Working with the environment Working with animals

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How is the course taught? Practically based course to reach vocational competence in the ability to assist in land based vocational areas. How is the course assessed? Practical skills assessment and portfolio development.

Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Employment or Apprenticeship in the land based industry or progression on to more specialised courses in the learners preferred area e.g. Level 2 Diploma courses in specific areas such as agriculture, horticulture, animal care, environmental conservation or arboriculture.


Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture Agriculture & Sustainability

A broad based course covering a wide range of farming tasks.

food for the future Entry requirements Applicants must be over 16 years of age, possess GCSEs in Maths, Science and English at D grade and have an enthusiasm for farming. What areas are covered by the course? Livestock care Crop management Work experience and safe working Estate work

How is the course assessed? Practical skills, assessments and projects. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Successful completion could lead to employment or entry on to a suitable Level 3 Diploma course.

How is the course taught? Practical lessons on skills of working with farm animals, farm machinery, estate and building maintenance and including lectures to provide underlying knowledge and tutorials and seminars to promote discussion.

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A broad based course covering a wide range of animals from small mammals, dogs and cats to large farm animals and horses, designed for students wishing to gain the skills required to work in the animal industry. Students meeting the set criteria can progress from this course on to the Level 3 Animal Care programme.

Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

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Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

show your caring side Entry requirements Applicants must be over 16 years of age, possess GCSEs in Maths, Science and English at grade D or above, and have an enthusiasm for caring for animals.

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What areas are covered by the course? Animal health Practical animal feeding Animal accommodation Work experience Kennels and cattery Large farm livestock Animal biology

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How is the course taught? Practical lessons to develop animal husbandry skills, science practicals and husbandry lectures to provide underlying knowledge, with tutorials, seminars and assignment reviews to promote discussion and student progress.

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How is the course assessed? Continuous assessment by written assignments, practical assessment, orals, work placement and projects. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Students must gain a merit/distinction in every Level 2 module to progress on to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma. The Level 2 qualification prepares students for working in the animal care industry e.g. Kennels and Cattery.


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Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing


A one year broad based course which prepares students for employment in the animal care industry or for progression on to the Extended Diploma in Animal Management. Students will gain experience working with small mammals, dogs, cats and exotic animals.

Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management

all creatures great and small Entry requirements Applicants must be over 16 years of age and possess five GCSEs at grade A* to C, including English and Science. Alternatively applicants will have achieved the Level 2 Diploma with every module at merit/ distinction. All applicants must have a positive attitude towards animal welfare.

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What areas are covered by the course? Animal health Practical small mammal handling and husbandry Exotic animal health and husbandry Animal training Kennels and cattery Feeding and accommodation

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Additional units required for Year 2 progression: Animal biology Chemistry for biomedical science Work-related experience

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How is the course taught? Practical skills, scientific work, orals, lectures and tutorials. How is the course assessed? Modules are continually assessed by a range of practical, written and oral assessments. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Students must gain a merit/distinction in the Subsidiary Diploma and achieve three additional units during the first year in order to progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma. The Subsidiary Diploma prepares students for working in the animal care industry e.g. RSPCA Rescue Centre. Students will gain experience working with small mammals, dogs, cats and exotic animals.


This one year course follows on from the Subsidiary Diploma and is equivalent to three A Levels. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of animal husbandry and associated sciences, while continuing to widen their practical skills.

Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

the knee bone’s connected to the... Introduction Work experience is an important part of the course and on completion there are opportunities for progression to higher education or into employment within the industry e.g. Veterinary Nurse training. Entry requirements Applicants must have achieved the Subsidiary Diploma at merit/distinction level. What areas are covered by the course? Anatomy and physiology Large farm livestock Wildlife management and rehabilitation Biochemistry and microbiology Investigative specialist project Equine husbandry, health and handling Animal breeding and genetics Breed development and welfare Animal nursing How is the course taught? Practical skills, scientific work, orals, lectures and tutorials.

Progression/Career Opportunities East Durham College have a progression agreement with Bishop Burton College, in Beverley, which allows students meeting set criteria to progress to study a Foundation Degree in Animal Management and Behaviour on completion of the course. Other higher education options range from Animal Sciences, Zoology, Veterinary Nursing. Students could go on to the Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship. Further higher education options range from animal sciences, animal behaviour, veterinary nursing and wildlife conservation. The course could lead to a wide range of employment opportunities within the animal care industry or the public/armed services e.g. Police Dog Handler.

How is the course assessed? Modules are continuously assessed by a range of practical, written and oral assessments. Length of course One year.

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This is a one year course for students wishing to gain and develop skills in basic veterinary nursing. On completion students could progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, gaining their Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) qualification.

Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants (VCA)

it’s a dog’s life or even a cat’s... Entry requirements Applicants must be over 16 years of age and have achieved Maths and English GSCEs at grade D or higher. Students must have an enthusiasm for a career in the veterinary industry and a placement of two days a week at a veterinary practice.

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This course is also available to mature students and those already working in a veterinary practice.

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What areas are covered by the course? Introduction to common animal species Animal handling, restraint and housing Animal health, hygiene and disease control Introduction to animal emergencies and first aid Basic veterinary terminology Introduction to veterinary anaesthesia and surgical equipment Introduction to veterinary radiography Administration of veterinary medication, basic dispensing and pharmacy Administrative duties in a veterinary practice Health and safety in a veterinary practice Introduction to employment issues in a veterinary practice Introduction to animal euthanasia and pet owner bereavement

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How is the course taught? Delivered through a programme of practical sessions, seminars, self study and tutorials to promote student discussion and progression, backed up by significant industry work experience which will be gained at an established veterinary practice. How is the course assessed? Continuous assessment through written assignments, practical assessments, orals and work placement. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities  The Level 2 VCA course prepares students to work as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary practice. Successful completion of the VCA at overall distinction grade, along with Maths and English at Level 2 or GCSE grade C or above, could lead to entry on to the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Students can then become qualified and registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Students with the VCA qualification may also progress on to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management.


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Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing


This qualification allows school leavers and mature students to start a career in veterinary nursing, along with those already in practice wishing to gain a professional qualification. The course combines intensive theory sessions, taught two days a week in college, with practical-based skills gained within a veterinary practice placement undertaken for three days a week.

Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

best practice Introduction Although there is a range of practical skills involved in veterinary nursing, the course has a strong academic focus which requires dedication and hard work throughout the two year programme.

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It is expected that students will have secured a placement position with a registered training practice. However, in exceptional circumstances, the College might be able to assist in finding placements, which can be discussed at the interview stage. Please note that any placement needs to be with an approved training practice.

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Entry requirements Applicants must be over 16 years of age and possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C, including Maths, English and Science or alternatively a Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants achieved at an overall distinction grade, plus Level 2 functional skills in Maths and English. Along with academic ability, students must show an enthusiasm for a career within the veterinary industry and must have completed a minimum of five weeks works experience within a veterinary practice. An intensive interview will be held to ascertain a candidate’s knowledge, commitment and experience of the veterinary nursing profession and an initial assessment may be carried out. Employment or a placement in practice is essential, at a minimum of three days a week over the two year period.

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What areas are covered by the course? Understanding the operational requirements of a veterinary practice Professional relationships and communication for a veterinary nursing practice Compare functional anatomy for veterinary nursing practice Applied animal welfare, health and husbandry for veterinary nurses Infection control in a veterinary practice Understanding the essentials of veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals Essentials of practical veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals Supporting the supply of veterinary medicines Veterinary nursing support of diagnostic imaging Veterinary nursing support of laboratory diagnostics Supporting veterinary operating theatre practice Principles of supporting veterinary anaesthesia Practical monitoring of small animal veterinary anaesthesia Principles of pre-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals Practical pre-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals Principles of veterinary nursing support for small animal patients Practical veterinary nursing support for small animal patients Principles of small animal veterinary nursing emergency and critical care Preparing for professional registration


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How is the course taught? Through a programme of theory and practical sessions, self study and tutorials to promote student discussion and progression, backed up by significant industry experience within an approved training veterinary practice. How is the course assessed? This qualification leads to professional registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and a licence to practice. It is a requirement of the RCVS regulatory bye-laws that such qualifications be subject to independent assessment and examination.

Possible employment progression includes head nurse, practice manager or clinical coach at a veterinary clinic/hospital in the UK or overseas. You could pursue a career in animal welfare, teaching or become a specialist veterinary nurse in the fields of surgery, oncology or hydrotherapy. Other options include laboratory technician, pharmacological representative or a nutrition representative.

This qualification will accordingly be assessed using a variety of methods which include external examination of knowledge and understanding, OSCE examination of essential clinical skills, clinical skill logs (CSL) and independently assessed assignments and examinations. Length of course Two years. Progression/Career opportunities Students may wish to extend their qualifications or progress into higher education by completing a Diploma in Equine Veterinary Nurse (EVN), the RCVS Diploma in Advanced Nursing or a BSc (Hons) Clinical Veterinary Nurse.

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The Level 2 Diploma in Arboriculture is a one year full time course which gives you craftsperson status within the industry.

Arboriculture & Forestry

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 2 Diploma in Arboriculture

from small acorns... Entry requirements A love of trees and a good general education. Applicants must have a grade D at GCSE in Maths, English and Science.

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What areas are covered by the course? Plant establishment and maintenance Arboriculture skills (ground level) Arboriculture skills (aerial) Tree management principles Woodland management Tree identification and use Machinery Botany and soil science Pests and diseases Effective working practices

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As part of your training in this specialist area, the College strongly recommends that learners also participate in the City & Guilds National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) CS Units of Competency in Forestry and Arboriculture Skills. This highly important training will compliment the Diploma and greatly improve your employability skills in the arboriculture industry. Please note: Additional fees may apply to the C&G NPTC CS Units please speak to Student Services for more details.

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How is the course taught? A series of modules combining an equal mix of theoretical and practical sessions. How is the course assessed? Modules are assessed with the student receiving a referral, pass, credit or distinction level. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Successful students could progress on to the Subsidiary/Extended Diploma and then the HND/Level 6 Diploma in Arboriculture. A very high percentage of students gain employment after course completion. Employment opportunities exist with local authorities, the forestry commission, the highways agency, private estates and other service providers. Job roles could include general estate worker, forestry worker, woodsman, arboriculture groundsperson or go self-employed. City & Guilds Approved Centre We have been an approved assessment centre for City & Guilds NPTC for over 20 years.


A nationally recognised and respected course leading to excellent career prospects. The Diploma is intended for those wishing to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in the tree care and management industry. All students, unless they have already achieved part of the programme, will be enrolled on to the Subsidiary Diploma.

Arboriculture & Forestry

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

shape your future at houghall Introduction Students on the course benefit from Houghall Campus’s excellent facilities including large arboretum, extensive woodland and the experienced and highly qualified staff. Entry requirements Four GCSEs at grade C or above, or relevant Level 2 qualification at a suitable standard and/or with appropriate experience. What areas are covered by the course? Arboriculture skills, machinery and Science Tree climbing, felling, dismantling and chainsaw use Tree use and knowledge Urban and community forestry Tree establishment and protection Pests and diseases Tree surveys and reports Woodland ecology and management Work experience Estate management Business management Tree pruning and maintenance Woodland Management As part of your training in this specialist area, the College strongly recommends that learners also participate in the City & Guilds National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) CS Units of Competency in Forestry and Arboriculture Skills.

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Subsidiary Diploma only.

This highly important training will compliment the Diploma and greatly improve your employability skills in the arboriculture industry. Please note: Additional fees may apply to the C&G NPTC CS Units please speak to Student Services for more details. How is the course taught? A series of modules and an equal mix of theoretical and practical sessions, including lectures, seminars, practicals and fieldwork. How is the course assessed? The course is assessed through module assignments, practical observation and one externally assessed piece of work. Length of course One year for the Subsidiary Diploma, with an extra year for the Extended Diploma. Progression/Career opportunities Following completion of the Subsidiary Diploma students can progress on to the Extended Diploma with progression to HND Level 6 Diploma in Arboriculture or apply to enrol on a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture. Many choose careers as arborists, arboricultural officers, tree surgeons, supervisors or woodland rangers.

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Arboriculture & Forestry

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 6 Diploma in Arboriculture This multi-disciplinary course equips students with the knowledge, skills and experience required of a urban tree manager, whether in private practice or local authority employment.

scale new heights Introduction Recent political and social land legislative changes have raised the profile of the Arboriculture industry broadening the opportunities of well qualified professionals. Arboriculture is a rapidly expanding and developing industry with current research changing working practices on a continuous basis.

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Entry requirements Suitable entry qualifications include the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Arboriculture, one or more A Level passes, relevant industry experience or alternative relevant qualifications.

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How is the course taught? The Diploma is predominantly theory based and is delivered through classroom work, field trips and the use of practical management scenarios. The course does not include training in practical tree surgery/forestry operations, however additional arrangements can be made within the college for students wanting to gain practical skills qualifications. A period of works experience within the industry is also required for the course. What areas are covered by the course? The course covers a broad range of subjects including: Tree risk management Tree and hedge management Selection, planting and design of nursery stock Arboricultural plant health Planning and development in arboriculture

Optional units include study areas such as: Woodland management New native woodland planting Management of special trees Structural damage investigations for arboriculturalists How is the course assessed? Course assessment is ongoing and includes assignments based on practical scenarios, theory based assignments, exams, presentations, assessment of practical field applications of skills and identification tests. Length of course Two years, part time. Progression/Career opportunities The Arboriculture department at Houghall has an enviable track record when it comes to student progression in the workplace. Throughout the North East region a substantial proportion of Arboricultural professionals have been trained at Houghall including Local Authority Tree Officers, Consultants, Utility Arborists, Surveyors and Contract Managers to name but a few areas.


An ideal course for those new to the environmental, countryside and conservation field and who would like to gain a broad general knowledge of the subject area. The course is a mixture of practical and classroom based activities.

Countryside & Environmental Management

Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment

for the good of future generations Entry requirements Applicants must be over 16 years of age and possess suitable numeracy, literacy and IT skills. Applicants must have a grade D at GCSE in Maths, English and Science. Students must have an enthusiasm for working outdoors and an interest in the countryside and environment. What areas are covered by the course? Work related experience in land based industries Environmental and land based business Introduction to boundary habitat conservation Undertaking ecological surveys and techniques Conservation and improvement of British habitats Introduction to pest and predator control

How is the course assessed? Assessment is by tests, practical assessments and assignments with an end of module test. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Successful completion could lead to entry on to a Level 3 course or employment in the countryside and environmental fields.

How is the course taught? Lectures provide underpinning knowledge and give the background theory for the practical sessions where students will work in the countryside undertaking practical skills training. Students visit a range of sites to take part in activities centred around the improvement and management of different habitats to benefit the wildlife, countryside and people of the region.

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Countryside & Environmental Management

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Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Environmental Conservation An ideal course for those who are working in the environmental industry but wishing to gain a practical qualification leading to employment in the conservation field.

maintain the perfect balance Entry requirements Suitable numeracy and literacy (with IT skills being an advantage but not essential) and an enthusiasm for working outdoors and an interest in the countryside and environment.

How is the course assessed? Practical assessments based on conservation tasks in the working environment, contributing to portfolio development of work which is assessed to obtain the final qualification.

What areas are covered by the course? Monitoring and maintaining health and safety Maintaining and developing personal performance Establish and maintain working relationships Communicating with the public and others Maintain environmental good practice Preparing and undertake surveys (People, animals and access networks) Habitat management

Length of course One year.

Options are available to include game keeping units: Controlling vertebrate pest populations using traps Controlling vertebrate pest populations by shooting Controlling vertebrate pest populations using chemical means How is the course taught? One and a half days are spent carrying out practical tasks with half a day to focus on underpinning knowledge and portfolio building.

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Progression/Career opportunities Possible employment by conservation organisations. Entry to Level 3 studies.


This Level 3 course is aimed at anyone who wants to or is involved with organising and managing conservation volunteers or managing conservation sites. The course can be taken full time or part time.

Countryside & Environmental Management

Level 3 Diploma Work Based Environmental Conservation

make a difference Entry requirements A Level 2 qualification and/or some level of experience of working in the conservation field are needed. Suitable numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

How is the course taught? One and a half days are spent carrying out practical tasks with half a day to focus on underpinning knowledge and portfolio building.

This course requires a desire to work towards and achieve the qualification under your own steam as it is very focused on being individually driven, with support from a tutor.

How is the course assessed? The course will be assessed through regular practical assessments carried out onsite or in the workplace. This contributes to the development of a portfolio of work, which is assessed to gain the qualification. Level 3 students are expected to be able to identify suitable projects and work opportunities from their volunteer or paid employment.

Access to a volunteer or community group you can work with is required. This could either be through an employer or voluntary activity. A letter of agreement must be obtained to show this is available. What areas are covered by the course? Implementing environmental good practise at work Planning, delivering and evaluating environmental projects Communicating with, and caring for, the public and others Preparing, conducting and interpreting field surveys Producing site management plans for environmental sites Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of habitat management work Managing the work of volunteers Consulting and working with the local community Habitat management

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Length of course The formal teaching sessions are held over the course of an academic year, but if the individual is using work based learning they are expected to complete their portfolios over a 12 and 18 month period. Progression/Career opportunities Entry into employment in relevant fields including countryside management, wildlife and conservation, local authority, project officers for charities, landscaping, fieldwork and consultancy work or into further training.

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Equine Studies

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies (Horse Care) The course is open to school leavers and mature students wishing to gain basic and essential knowledge of correct practice required by the equine industry. This course is suitable for new entrants to the land based sector.

don’t forget the polos! Entry requirements A reasonable standard of education including written and spoken English. You will be required to successfully complete an interview with a course tutor, encompassing some practical workshops.

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What areas are covered by the course? Safe working practices Developing own performance Assisting with feeding and watering Assisting with maintaining the health of animals Assisting with horses and the maintenance of animal accommodation Assisting with the preparation for exercise and aftercare of horses Exercising horses under supervision Industrial Experience in land based industries

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How is the course taught? Through a combination of practical skills teaching and theoretical knowledge. How is the course assessed? The course is assessed through a combination of three methods including a multiple choice online test, externally set assessments marked by a tutor and an assembly of portfolio evidence. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Possible entry on to the Level 2 Diploma (dependant upon overall development and skills), work based routes to further study or entry to industry or an Apprenticeship programme.


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Equine Studies


A general equestrian course developing riding skills and giving students the underlying knowledge of the care and management of horses.

Equine Studies

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

saddle up for the ride of your life Entry requirements GCSEs at grade D or above in English, Maths and Science. Students should have enthusiasm for horses and the ability to ride. What areas are covered by the course? Work experience Feeding and watering Stable duties Horse handling Horse tack Horse riding Horse biology

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How is the course taught? Through a combination of practical skills teaching and theoretical knowledge.

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How is the course assessed? Continuous practical and written assessment of skills and work placement report.

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Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Potential progression on to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management in accordance with the College policy, which includes an overall grade at a merit/distinction level including a distinction level in horse biology. Progression into Further Education or careers including working in stables, livery and general horse work.


A comprehensive training programme preparing students for a career within the equestrian industry.

Equine Studies

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management

...get straight back in the saddle Entry requirements Applicants must possess four GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English and Science and/or an overall merit/distinction level from the Level 2 Diploma including a distinction in Horse Biology. What areas are covered by the course? Stable and yard management Horse riding Animal feeding Animal health Presentation of horses Animal biology Event management Ground schooling Business skills Work-related experience

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How is the course taught? Practical sessions with underlying knowledge in lectures, seminars, workshop practice and tutorials. How is the course assessed? Written/oral assignments and practical assessments. Projects, presentations and team working. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Possible entry on to the Extended Diploma will be considered in accordance with the College policy providing the Subsidiary Diploma, plus three units, is achieved at merit/distinction Level including a distinction level in horse biology. The course prepares students for a career in management within the equine industry, ancillary industries or to go on to higher education.

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Equine Studies

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management A comprehensive training programme preparing students for a career in equestrian business and training or further education.

the final furlong... Entry requirements Applicants must have completed the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management at merit/distinction level including a distinction level in horse biology.

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What areas are covered by the course? Horse tack and equipment Anatomy and physiology Nutrition Rehabilitation Behaviour Research project Estate skills Equine teaching Fitness Riding horses over fences

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How is the course taught? Practical sessions with underlying knowledge in lectures, seminars, workshop practice and tutorials. How is the course assessed? Written/oral assignments and practical assessments. Projects, presentations and team working.

Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities The course prepares students for a career in management within the equine industry, ancillary industries or to go on to higher education.


Designed to help school leavers develop their skills in a new subject area, enabling progression to employment and the Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Floristry or the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry.

Floristry & Floral Design

Level 1 Diploma in Floristry

show us your artistic side Entry requirements Students should have a keen interest in floristry and good communication skills. What areas are covered by the course? Flower and plant care and identification Tied designs Wedding work Display of products Planted designs Health and Safety

How is the course assessed? Coursework builds into a portfolio and there is also an assessment of practical skills. Students will sit an end test. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Students can progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry or the Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Floristry.

How is the course taught? The course is taught through a mixture of practical and theory lessons, with ongoing assessment.

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This course is for students wanting to enter the industry or prepare for employment as a florist. The course covers a wide range of skills and tasks at a Level 2 standard.

Floristry & Floral Design

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 2 Diploma in Floristry

the perfect arrangement Entry requirements For students who have completed Creative Crafts or the Level 1 Diploma in Floristry, who work in the industry, or are training towards working in the industry. A good level of maths and English is required to aid the collection of portfolio evidence.

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What areas are covered by the course? Core Units: Art and design Presentation and hand tied design Wedding designs; in foam and wired designs Funeral and sympathy designs Planted designs Display of floristry goods Flower and plant care Promotion and display Work experience in the industry (40 hours)

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Optional Units: Balloon artistry Floral decorating Materials are provided for full time students.

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How is the course taught? Classroom based demonstration and practical sessions, project and assignment work. Theory lessons to underpin the practical tasks. The course includes visits to flower markets, floristry wholesalers and entry into regional floristry competitions. How is the course assessed? Continuous assessments and a portfolio of evidence which must include assessments and coursework, specific assignments and an external multiple choice examination on the Art and Design Unit at the end of the course. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Progress on to the Level 3 Diploma or Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Floristry.


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This course is aimed at students wishing to develop further skills in floral design and to broaden their range of abilities.

Floristry & Floral Design

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 3 Diploma in Floristry

hone your talent

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Entry requirements Students will have needed to complete the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry or have five years experience in the industry. Research skills are required and an ability to work on your own and as part of a team. Students must be able to work to targets and produce project work from assignments set. There is also a greater need for students to be able to work independently to achieve this award.

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What areas are covered by the course? Core Units: Flower and plant care Formal occasion design Floral arrangements Creative design Advanced tied design Advanced wedding and functions designs Advanced funeral and sympathy designs Work experience in the industry (80hrs)

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Optional Units: Large event decoration Balloon event decoration How is the course taught? Classroom based demonstration of practical tasks and lecturers plus visits to venues, exhibitions and warehouses. How is the course assessed? Continuous assessment, a portfolio of evidence which must include assessments, coursework and assignments. Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Progress to the Extended Diploma in Floristry or Level 4. Management positions in floristry shops.


Designed to help mature entrants and school leavers develop their skills in a new subject area, enabling progression to employment and work based learning or on to the Level 2 Diploma.

Horticultural & Landscape Design

Level 1 Certificate in Practical Horticultural Skills

fancy getting your hands dirty? Entry requirements

How is the course taught?

A reasonable standard of education, including written and spoken English.

Through a combination of practical and theory sessions.

What areas are covered by the course?

The course is assessed through a combination of three methods including a multiple choice online test, assessment and assembly of portfolio evidence and practical skills assessment.

Industrial experience Plant propagation Maintaining structures and surfaces Maintenance of lawns Establishment and maintenance of planting and plants Maintenance of equipment Propagation and plant identification

How is the course assessed?

Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Entry on to the Level 2 Diploma and work based routes and Apprenticeships.

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Horticultural & Landscape Design

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture A one year Level 2 course designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of horticulture practice and science.

nurture your skills Entry requirements Candidates must have suitable literary and numeracy skills. Applicants must have GCSEs at grade D or above in Maths, English and Science or subject equivalent. What areas are covered by the course? Understand the basic principles of plant science Understand the basic principles of soil science Introduction to land based machinery Work experience Establishing and maintaining plants

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How is the course taught? The course is a mixture of theory and practical work, tutorials and lectures. Practical work is carried out within the extensive grounds of the College.

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How is the course assessed? Learners are assessed by practical skills tests and coursework assignments.

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Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Students may progress to study the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture. Students could gain employment in the grounds department within local authorities/private estates; working as a sports/ grounds care technician, supervisor grounds maintenance, work in a commercial/retail horticulture business or go selfemployed.


This is a Level 3 course in the practice and design of horticulture.

Horticultural & Landscape Design

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture

how does your garden grow? Entry requirements Merits at the Level 2 Diploma. Subject to satisfactory induction grading in literacy and numeracy.

How is the course taught? Practicals, workshops and classroom-based tutorials and lectures.

What areas are covered by the course? There are two mandatory core units plus optional units which can cover all aspects of horticulture to enable a degree of specialism.

How is the course assessed? Learners are assessed by practical skills tests and coursework assignments.

Core Units: Plant Science Soil Science Optional Units: Understand the principles and practices of landscape and garden design Undertake site surveying, levelling and setting out Construct horizontal landscape surfaces Construct and maintain timber landscape features Undertake identification, selection and use of ornamental plants

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Length of course One year. Progression/Career opportunities Progression can be to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture. Successful students could go on to higher education, National Vocational Qualifications and higher landscape design courses. Many choose careers as lecturers in horticulture, grower managers, project co-ordinators, plant buyers and research assistants.

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The Prince’s Trust Team Programme

Houghall Land Based Courses

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12 week programme of personal development training which will be based at the Houghall campus.

uncover hidden talents The Team programme re-engages young people, helping them to think about their futures. Young people, aged 16 to 25, will become part of a team of about 15 people and will: Learn the importance of team work Spend a week in a residential activity centre Undertake special projects based in the local community Complete a work placement Participate in a team challenge involving caring for others Stage a team presentation

FACT Over 115,000 people have taken part since the programme was launched in 1990. In a recent survey 90% of participants felt they could work more effectively with others in a team after completing the programme.

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The participants will also be given the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications.

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Greg Corcoran, Prince’s Trust Assistant Team Leader and Prince’s Trust Team Leader Mark Lambert.

Working with The Prince’s Trust


The team created a learning and growing garden for Blue Coat Primary School in Newton Hall, Durham.

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme

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Have you been away from education for a while? Are you thinking about returning to learning so you can possibly go on to university and improve your career prospects?

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If the answer is yes, then our Higher Education Access Programme could be the ideal route for you!

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At East Durham College we offer the Level 2 Access to HE Certificate in Progression, a 12week course, which then leads on to the one year Level 3 Access to HE programme. There is also a 6-month Fast Track option available on the Level if you meet the entry requirements.

The Level 3 programme is available in a number of career pathways such as teaching, health and social science. Please see the table on page six for more details.

you have come to the right place. And the best bit is that the Access to HE programme is recognised throughout the country as an entry qualification for degrees and many professional courses.

The programme is run at our Peterlee Campus and also our Houghall Campus in Durham. Timetables on our Access courses are designed to enable students to attend on a flexible basis to help fit around work and family commitments they may have.

So, whether you’re looking to change job, return to work, boost your career prospects or gain a full Honours degree our programme offers you a great route into higher education.

Achievement on the full Level 3 programme is 100% at East Durham College, so if you are thinking of going on to university

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Our Access to HE (Higher Education) course programme is specifically designed for mature students who are seeking to get back into education, usually with an aim to progress on to university. Students MUST be aged 19 or over, on or before 31st August, to enrol for the September or January start.

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Access to HE - Certificate in Progression Level 2 The Access to HE course is specially designed for mature students (aged 19+) who wish they had taken their education further when they were younger and would like the opportunity to begin studying again to progress on to a university course such as an HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or Full Degree. The full Access to Higher Education programme is split into two parts. This Pre-Access Certificate in Progression (Level 2) and then the full QAA Access to HE Diploma (Level 3). Progression on to the full Access course requires successful completion of this Pre-Access Certificate. A certificate is awarded after completion of the Level 2 qualification.

Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements to study on this programme. Acceptance on to this course is conditional on your attendance at a Welcome Event prior to starting the course. A STRONG COMMITMENT IS NEEDED AS THIS PROGRAMME IS INTENSIVE. What areas are covered by the course? Like many other Access students you may be returning to study for the first time in a while, and this programme is specially designed to help you to get back to grips with the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to succeed and move on into Higher Education.

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The Level 2 Certificate in Progression is the ideal route to help you brush up on your numeracy, literacy and study skills.

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The units in the Certificate are made up of Science, Maths, English, Psychology and IT components. Once you’ve successfully completed the programme you will receive a Level 1 Award and Level 2 Certificate in Progression. This will have enhanced the skills you’ll need for your future study - and your CV too.

In addition to timetabled classes, it is expected that students will complete at least 5 to 7 hours of further independent study per week. How is the course taught? The course is made up of lectures, tutorials and one-to-one sessions. How is the course assessed? Assessment is by coursework. Coursework may be written in the form of essays, research projects and presentations. There may also be examinations at the end of some units. Length of course The Access to HE Certificate in Progression Level 2 takes approximately 12 hours a week over a 12 week period to complete. Course start dates are in September, January and April each year. We are aware that students may have work and family commitments to fit around their studies and therefore timetabling is as flexible as possible. Timetables are also planned to avoid school holidays. Classes are run at various times between 9.15am till 3pm and 6pm till 9pm.


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the future’s here Progression/Career opportunities East Durham College students who have successfully completed this programme and then the full Level 3 Access to HE course have progressed on to study a wide range of degrees at universities and colleges across the UK, including the likes of Durham, Sunderland, Teesside, York and Hull - to name but a few. Our students have studied degrees in subjects such as criminology, forensic biology, journalism, law, midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy, social work and teacher training. EDC students have then gone on to have successful careers in fields such as nursing, social work and teaching.

Fees/Notes There is a fee for this course. The total cost is ÂŁ299 for the Certificate to Progression Level 2 course. The course may be free if you are claiming Job Seekers Allowance or ESA in the Work Related Activity Group. The course is timetabled to meet the needs of adult learners and the College can provide nursery facilities (at the Peterlee Campus only) or help towards childcare costs for those who have children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years. Please note: Fees may increase in subsequent years. Financial assistance may be available - contact Student Services on 0191 518 8222 for further advice and guidance.

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Access to HE - Level 3 The Access to HE course is specially designed for mature students (aged 19+) who wish they had taken their education further when they were younger and would like the opportunity to begin studying again to progress on to a university course such as an HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or Full Degree. The full Access to Higher Education programme is split into two parts. This Pre-Access to HE Certificate in Progression (Level 2) and then the full QAA Access to HE Diploma (Level 3).

A Choice of Career Pathways Our Access programme is available through a variety of career pathways:

Children and Young People Pathway

Social Science and Youth Work Pathway

Ideal if you want to pursue a higher education route leading to a career as a guidance officer and allied professions.

Ideal if you want to pursue a higher education route leading to a career in social work, youth work and allied professions.

Humanities Pathway

Health and Social Care Pathway

Education Pathway

Forensic Science Pathway

Ideal if you want to pursue a higher education route leading to a wide choice of careers.

Ideal if you want to pursue a higher education route leading to a career in all professions allied to medicine and social work.

Ideal if you want to pursue a higher education route leading to a career in all professions allied to teaching.

Ideal if you want to pursue a higher education route leading to a career in all professions allied to forensic science.

Biology Business Chemistry English ICT Maths History Psychology Sociology

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Depending on the pathway you wish to follow you will study three key modules from those listed above. As well as these you will also take IT skills and study skills, all helping to prepare you for university and/or employment. GCSE English or Maths is also available for study to suit the requirement of individual timetables. Students will only be able to complete one GCSE alongside the full time programme due to the intense nature of the course.


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Entry requirements You MUST be aged 19 or over, on or before 31st August, to enrol on the September course start or the following Fast Track January start. You will need to have achieved a Level 2 in Adult Literacy and Numeracy or a grade C or above at GCSE (in the last 5 years) for entry on to the course. In addition, you will need to have successfully completed the Access to HE Certificate in Progression Level 2 course to be able to enrol on to this Level 3 programme. It is important if you intend to apply to study nursing, midwifery, teaching or social work at university that you have, or are prepared to seek, voluntary work experience. What areas are covered by the course? Biology: This module includes the study of cell structure, cell division, genetics, the chemistry of living systems and human physiology. Typical areas include: Cell biology Cell reproduction, inheritance and gene expression Chemistry of living systems Chemical reactions and enzymes Energy concepts Nutrition and the digestive system Cardiovascular system Respiratory system Excretory system Nervous system Endocrine system and homeostasis

Business: This module enables students to: Evaluate the differences between sole traders, partnerships, companies and co-operatives Evaluate the issues surrounding why firms grow, methods of growth, problems associated with growth and the role of agencies which monitor competition between companies Produce, interpret and analyse a set of final accounts Produce, in report form, an analysis outlining the interrelationship of business with the external environment Evaluate the issues surrounding the marketing mix, product life cycle, market research and the role of advertising Discuss what motivates people to work, the recruitment, selection and training functions within a firm, why internal communication is important and the role of trade unions Chemistry: This module enables students to: Classify the main types of chemical compounds based on information and observations Offer chemical reasons for differences, e.g. covalent and ionic compounds Evaluate the relative significance of different factors including; bond polarity and dative covalent bonds Use observations of quantitative inorganic chemical changes and explain these in appropriate terminology Carry out mole calculations Discuss the significance of observations, make predictions based on chemical facts, data and/or observations of the first 20 elements Explain results in terms of the Periodic Table and on the basis of information given using chemical ideas to predict changes and relate these to atomic structure Understand the significance of energy changes in chemical reactions Describe reactions in terms of energy input and output, carry out simple calculations on energy changes and evaluate the likely effect of an energy change on reactions

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English Language or Literature: This module includes written and oral assignments:

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Personal writing Formal report writing Newspaper analysis Review of a documentary Leaflet analysis (class) A personal response to literary material

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History: This module enables students to: Understand the process of causation and recognise the consequences of historic events Examine the causes of at least one example of revolutionary change Analyse a range of consequences of an historical event Understand the nature of historical debate Evaluate conflicting interpretations of an historical event Understand the importance and impact of key historic individuals Evaluate the contribution of at least one significant historic individual Use both primary and secondary historical evidence Assess the reliability, limitations and usefulness of historical evidence Form deductions and interpretations from different pieces of evidence Explicitly compare contrasting pieces of evidence Comment upon the language and style employed in historical sources

Form personal judgements and draw conclusions upon the past Establish an individual conclusion upon an historical event which is open to interpretation Maths: The aim of this module is to develop the mathematical skills of the student so that they will be able to confidently apply relevant techniques in their chosen university course. The course will include the following: Arithmetic processes Introduction to algebra Trigonometry Statistics Graphs Area and volume Introduction to calculus Psychology: This module covers: Schizophrenia, depression, phobias, treatment and therapies Physiological psychology: Stress Social psychology: Attitudes and prejudice Development psychology: The development of self concept Special issues in psychology: Ethics and psychological research Perspectives: Psychoanalytic, cognitive, humanistic, behavioural and physiological approaches Research methods: Laboratory and field experiments, surveys, questionnaires, observations, describing and displaying data


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Sociology: This module enables students to: Understand the nature of sociology and the meaning of a sociological approach Critically discuss the usefulness of sociology as opposed to ‘common sense’ approaches in contributing to an understanding of human behaviour Understand the uses and limitations of different methods of research and sources of data Evaluate the relative merits and disadvantages of the various methods of research Understand the major concepts involved in the various theoretical perspectives and recognise limitations of the perspectives Critically discuss issues in sociology from the main perspectives with reference to different topic areas Evaluate the limitations of each perspective Recognise the relationship between theory and method Assess the reasons why structuralist and interpretive theorists favour particular research methods Understand the nature of scientific method Critically discuss whether or not the methods of the natural sciences can and should be used in sociology

Length of course One year. The course begins in September. However, we also offer a Fast Track option which runs from January to July.

How is the course taught? The course is made up of lectures, tutorials and one-to-one session. A tutor will be provided to give you additional support as required.

GCSE English or Maths costs only £30 per subject if taken alongside the Access to HE Programme (You can only take one due to the intensive nature of the Access programme).

You will also have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers and visit local universities on their open days. How is the course assessed? A combination of assignments, practical exercises and tests.

We are aware that students may have work and family commitments to fit around their studies. So timetabling is as flexible as possible, also avoiding school holidays. Classes run between 9.15am - 3pm and 6pm - 9pm. Progression/Career opportunities East Durham College students who have successfully completed this programme have progressed on to study a wide range of degrees at universities/colleges across the UK, including the likes of York, Durham, Sunderland, Teesside and Hull - to name but a few. Our students have studied the likes of criminology, forensic biology, journalism, law, midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy, social work and teacher training. EDC students have then gone on to have successful careers in fields such as nursing, social work and teaching. Fees/notes There is a fee for this course. The total cost is £580 for the Access to HE Level 3 course.

The course may be free if you are claiming Job Seekers Allowance or ESA in the Work Related Activity Group. The College can provide nursery facilities (at the Peterlee Campus only) or help towards childcare costs for those who have children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years. Please note: Fees may increase in subsequent years. Financial assistance may be available - contact Student Services on 0191 518 8222 for further advice and guidance.

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How to Apply Okay, you’ve done the hard bit and decided which course is for you. Now the important part... letting us know! There are a few ways you can do this:

In person Call in to see our friendly and helpful Student Services teams based on each of the College campus sites.

Online Click on the ‘apply now’ button and fill out an application form electronically via our website, www.eastdurham.ac.uk

Phone Call Student Services on and we will take your application over the phone.

Once we have received your application form we will be in touch to let you know the next steps of the process. Just remember – if you have any questions, we are only a phone call or email away!

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Other Opportunities at East Durham College... Part Time Courses East Durham College also offers a wide range of part time and work based learning opportunities. If you’d like a copy of our Part Time Prospectus please call Student Services or you can download a copy from our website, please look under College Info. Adult Apprenticeships Interested in Apprenticeships and want more information? Please call the Work Based Learning Team to request further information.

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If you are travelling from the south of Peterlee on the A19. Leave the A19 and turn left onto the A181, for Durham, for approximately 7 miles. Continue forward onto the B1198. At traffic signals turn right onto the A177. Follow the road past The Rose Tree Inn on your left then take the second left into the main entrance to the College. The information in this prospectus is, as far as possible, accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change for unforeseen reasons at the College’s absolute discretion. East Durham College takes all reasonable steps to provide services as set out in this prospectus; it does not however guarantee the provision of such educational services, programmes and facilities. East Durham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, cancel, alter or amalgamate any or part of the programme, locations, facilities or costs at any time. All courses run subject to enrolment of minimum numbers. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information which should be consulted before application.

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