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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. 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

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Anyone requiring a large print version of this prospectus please call Student Services. East Durham College has support and facilities for the blind and partially sighted including transcribed publications and speech software.

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To find out more about how we can help blind and partially sighted students, please contact Student Services on 0191 518 8222

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Welcome 5 Our Facilities 7 Open Days and Events 8 Support and Services 9 Free Travel 13 Enterprise at East Durham College 14 Team East Durham 16 Year 11 Summer Schools 18 Qualifications Guide & Progression Routes 20 Apprenticeships 24 Elite Athlete Scholarship Programme/Diploma in Sport

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

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Our Mission... Creating Outstanding Futures!

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This guide is designed to give you a flavour of what it’s like at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus, what courses are on offer and how we can assist you with choosing the right course for you. East Durham College’s Houghall Campus has a reputation that is second to none for land based training and with the industries which our students go onto work with. 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, glasshouses and even an allotment.

There are also two well equipped floristry studio. The arboriculture provision is delivered using our specialist arboretum, dedicated workshop and fantastic woodland areas. The 450 acre estate with its conservation areas, ponds, woodland, nature trails, wetlands and the River Wear makes Houghall an ideal location to enrol on an environmental and conservation studies programme. Not only have we got leading 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.

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, trips, gigs, martial arts, theatre and much, much more - there’s plenty going on. 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.

We also have an expert team to give you advice, information, guidance and

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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 evening 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! Houghall Campus Open Evenings All open evenings take place between 4.30pm and 7pm.

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Wed 17th October 2012 Wed 28th November 2012 Wed 12th December 2012 Wed 23rd January 2013 Wed 27th February 2013 Wed 20th March 2013 Wed 24th April 2013 Wed 22nd May 2013 Wed 26th June 2013

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

Full Time Enrolment Houghall Campus 22nd to 23rd 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 375 4710

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. t:

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, help to get to College, essential trips or visits. 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.

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 looking for a career change or 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 at the College to help you decide what’s the right next career step for you. For one-to-one, confidential and unbiased guidance or to make an appointment please contact the Careers Co-ordinator in Student Services. t:

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Childcare Many students have young children, a fact that often makes attendance at college difficult. To make things easier funding is available for students with children at nurseries or with childminders. 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 of study.

The College has a policy for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and a well qualified team of support staff to meet individual needs. 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. East Durham College is committed to providing equal opportunities for all learners. We work closely with local schools, authorities and parents to make reasonable adjustments so that disabilities or learning difficulties do not become a barrier to learning. It is important that any disability or learning difficulty is declared at the application stage so that we can arrange an assessment prior to you starting on your course. This doesn’t just include help with learning. Full support can be given during a student’s time at College, with 100% support throughout the day - help moving from classroom to classroom, help at lunchtimes, we really can accommodate most learner needs. Progression Funding Learners aged between 19 to 23 on 31st August 2013 who plan to studying Entry Level or Level 1 courses are entitled to free tuition.* Where a learner is aged 24 on 31st August 2013 and has been funded with Progression Funding in 2012, this funding will continue for any learning aims started in 2012. To qualify for this funding learners must follow a clear progression route. Repeat qualifications at the same level will not be funded. Please speak to Student Services for more details. *Does not include Skills for Life ESOL courses.

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Support and Services Continued... 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. 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.

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Qualifications will either be Functional Skills or GCSE in English/Maths.

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

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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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.

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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.

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


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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.

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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. 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


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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!

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The Summer School is completely free of charge and open to any Year 11 student in the region.

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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?

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

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We’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience!

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 375 4710.

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.

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Qualifications Guide and Progression Routes Diploma If you enjoy hands-on, practical work with plenty of real-life situations, Diploma qualifications are for you. Diplomas 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.

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At East Durham College you can choose to study Diploma qualifications at Level 1 right up to Level 4. The 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.

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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. 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. 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.

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 26/27 for further details. 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

A range of GCSEs E to G An Entry Level qualification

Diploma Level 1 NVQ/VRQ Level 1

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

Diploma Level 2 NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Apprenticeship

Level 1 Foundation

L2

Level 2 Intermediate

L3

Level 3 Advanced

A minimum of 4 GCSEs A* to C Diploma Level 2 An equivalent Level 2 qualification

Your Next Step

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Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma NVQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Level 2 qualification Employment Apprenticeship Some employment opportunities see pages 24/25 for more details

A Level Level 3 qualification Employment Advanced Apprenticeship Some employment opportunities see pages 24/25 for more details

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

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Houghall Land Based Courses

Progression Route Examples Degree

 HND

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 GCSE’s

Diploma Level 5

Diploma Level 4

Diploma Level 3

Diploma Level 2

Diploma Level 1

Entry Level 2/3

Academic Route

Diploma Level 5

College Based

Job Progression

Job Progression

Diploma Level 3

Job Progression

Diploma Level 2

Job Progression

Diploma Level 1

Possible Occupations

Teacher/Lecturer Zoo/ Safari Park/Rescue Centre Section Manager Research Assistant

Diploma Level 4

Work Based

Animal Resource Manager Pet Shop Manager Kennels/Cattery Manager Open Farm Manager Technical Representative: Pet Food Company, Pet Insurance, Veterinary Products Veterinary Practice Manager

Pet Shop Supervisor Grooming Parlour Supervisor Zoo Keeper Sea Life Centre Supervisor Animal Welfare/RSPCA Officer Laboratory Technician Veterinary Nurse Dog Handling with Police, etc. Self-employed in Animal Care

Kennels/Cattery Carer Pet Shop Retail Groomer Animal Care Technician Veterinary Care Assistant RSPCA Collection Officer

Pet Shop Assistant Kennels/Cattery Assistant Grooming Assistant Rescue Centre Assistant Job Progression

Animal Care


Job Progression

Job Progression

Job Progression

Job Progression

Woodland Manager Senior Arboricultural Officer Tree Company Owner/Manager Consultant Director

Self-employment Equine Dentist, Physiotherapist or Nutritionist Course Builder Researcher Equine Journalist Equine Veterinary Nurse

Designer for Interflora/large floristry companies Consultant Demonstrator Quality Controller for Awarding Bodies Teacher/Head of Department Self-employed Designer

Senior Manager Consultant Director

Tree Officer/Inspector/Surveyor Tree/Woodland Consultant Urban Forester Lecturer in Arboriculture Research Manager Business Manager

Riding Instructor (BHSII) Researcher Teacher/Lecturer in Equine Studies Equine Veterinary Assistant Event Co-ordinator

Business Owner/Manager Sales Rep Product Ambassador Floristry Teacher or Assessor Freelance Designer

Lecturer in Horticulture Research Manager Business manager Plant/Seed analyst Plant Buyer

Tree Work Supervisor Forest Ranger Plant Buyer Instructor Manager Project Co-ordinator Research Assistant

Competition Groom/Rider Stud Groom Equine Transporter Equine Centre Manager Riding Instructor (BHSAI)

Supervisor/Senior Florist Self-employed Florist Floristry Teacher or Assessor Freelance Demonstrator Wedding Planner Apprentice

Lecturer in Horticulture Manager Project Co-ordinator Grower Manager Plant Buyer Research Assistant

Tree Surgeon/Arboriculture Technician Tree Maintenance Supervisor Tree Nursery Supervisor Forester Groundsman Self-employed

Groom Stable Hand Equestrian Shop Sales Assistant

Assistant Florist Apprentice

Employment in Grounds Department within Local Authority/Private Estate Sports/Ground Care Technician Self-Employed Supervisor Grounds Maintenance

Arboriculture/Tree Surgeon’s

Stable Yard Assistant Tack Shop Assistant Groom

Trainee Florist Voluntary Placement

Garden Centre Assistant Plant Nursery Assistant Landscape Assistant

Assistant Plant Nursery Assistant Landscape Assistant Job Progression

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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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Key Benefits

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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.

Business including Administration & Customer Service

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Care & Teaching

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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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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 opposite. 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


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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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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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.

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What areas are covered by the course? 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 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

Houghall Land Based Courses

Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

show your caring side

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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 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.

L2

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

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

L3

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


Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

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...

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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 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 selfemployed. 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

Houghall Land Based Courses

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.

L2

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!

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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

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.

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

L2

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

L3

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.

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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 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

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

L2

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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Floristry & Floral Design


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.

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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. 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:

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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The Prince’s Trust Team Programme Community Project, October 2011

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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

Access to Higher Education

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 Higher Education

Access to higher education

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.

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A STRONG COMMITMENT IS NEEDED AS THIS PROGRAMME IS INTENSIVE.

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


Access to Higher Education

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 Higher Education

Access to higher education

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

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Our Access programme is available through a variety of career pathways:

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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

Biology Chemistry English ICT Maths Psychology Sociology

You can choose from the following subjects: Biology English ICT Psychology Sociology

Biology Business Chemistry English Maths Psychology Sociology

Biology Business English History Psychology Sociology

Biology Chemistry English Maths Psychology Sociology

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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Access to Higher Education

Access to HE - Level 3 Continued

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. Phone Call Student Services on and we will take your application over the phone. Online Click on the ‘apply now’ button and fill out an application form electronically via our website, www.eastdurham.ac.uk

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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! 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,

enquiries@eastdurham.ac.uk

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.

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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. Houghall Campus:

0191 375 4712

Short Courses East Durham College provides a specialist short course training service that was established to meet the requirements of a wide and rapidly expanding client base. The training offered covers the full spectrum of land based training by qualified NPTC staff. Call the short course department on

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By Car If you are travelling from the south of Durham on the A1. Leave the A1(M) at junction 61, then at roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A177 to Bowburn. Follow the road for about 3 miles until you pass The Rose Tree Inn, on your left, then take the second left into the main entrance to the College. If you are travelling from the north of Durham on the A1. Leave the A1(M) at junction 62, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A690 into Durham Centre. At the second roundabout take the 1st exit onto New Elvet. At traffic signals bear left onto Hallgarth Street. At roundabout take the exit onto the A177. Proceed along the A177 and the main entrance to the College is clearly signed on your right.

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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