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a love for learning


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Inside Principal’s welcome Ten great reasons to choose OCVC How to use this prospectus How to enrol Fees explained Support to succeed NVQs - Apprenticeships - Distance Learning Arts, Crafts, Design and Furniture Business and Management Care, Childcare and Health Catering and Hospitality Computing and IT

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This prospectus outlines the courses and services offered by Oxford & Cherwell Valley College and the information within was correct at the time of publishing. Whilst the College makes every effort to ensure that the contents and statements made in this publication are fair and accurate, it can accept no liability for omissions, errors or subsequent changes. The statements made and information provided are a general guide and do not form part of any contract.

Construction Counselling Engineering English and Maths Improvement General Interest Hair, Beauty and Therapies Health, Safety and Security Languages Media, Music and Performing Arts Motorsport Teaching, Assessing and Guidance Maps and Directions

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The College reserves the right to amend details, cancel courses or to change location in the event of insufficient student numbers. In such circumstances every effort will be made to transfer students to suitable alternative courses. Places on courses are subject to availability. We advise you to check details when you enrol for courses.

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Principal’s welcome Dear Student, Thank you for picking up our part-time course guide for Spring/Summer 2010. We hope you find a course you want to study with us. As the country battles through the worst recession in memory, it has never been more important to have relevant qualifications. Now is the perfect time to focus on learning new skills and gaining new qualifications. We are confident that, like the thousands of learners who have studied with us, you also could reap the rewards from the time, commitment and cost involved in studying part-time. OCVC is proud to be the foremost provider of work-related courses in Oxfordshire and our experienced staff are working with hundreds of local employers to train their staff either in the workplace or on one of our four college sites. Thousands of learners throughout the county have already made that important decision to sign up for an OCVC course and re-train, learn new skills and improve their career prospects. So why not join them? Whether you want to enhance your job prospects, take up a new hobby, meet new people or expand your interests, you will discover a wide range of opportunities open to you at OCVC. These courses have been designed to fit in to your lifestyle so that you can study around your current commitments in the best way possible. Our team of dedicated staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have. They are very happy to give you the course details you may need and help you decide which one is right for you. Call into one of our four campuses, telephone customer services on 01865 550550 or e-mail enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk. Alternatively you may wish to visit our website www.ocvc.ac.uk for more information about our courses and college life. We are very pleased you are considering becoming part of our successful college. You can be assured of a warm welcome at OCVC, whether you are new to the college or one of our many returning students. Good luck with your new course and we wish you every success with your studies.

Sally Dicketts Principal

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Ten great reasons to choose OCVC

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OCVC - first choice for work related courses OCVC is the leading provider of work related courses in Oxfordshire. We offer courses relating to most areas of work and boast some of the best pass rates in the country. Our great results are due to the close contact we keep within the industry. This means OCVC teachers can offer you the latest thinking and know-how for your area of work. We are proud that over 500 Oxfordshire employers trust us with training their staff.

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Invest in your future In the current difficult job market, it pays to have up-to-date skills and to keep your career on track. People who have good skills and knowledge are always the most employable. So returning to study could give your career a useful boost and it may not cost as much as you might think. See page 8 for fees and charges.

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Expand your interests

Convenient location

Whether you want to take up a hobby, develop a new interest, or simply learn something new in 2010, we are able to help. These courses are designed to meet all your learning needs and fit into your lifestyle.

OCVC is your local college. Our four campuses are easy to find and have very good public transport links. Some courses also take place in community locations and in the workplace. For maps and directions see pages 54 and 55.

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Wide choice of courses OCVC provides a huge range of subject options and methods of study. In this prospectus you can choose from over 300 part-time courses starting in January 2010. With over 1,000 courses starting all year round, including day, evening and distance learning courses, we have the right option to suit you. Whatever your commitments away from college, OCVC can offer a flexible solution to help you combine your studies with your day-to-day life.

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Support to succeed OCVC staff are here to support you at every step. We understand that getting started on a college course can sometimes be difficult, so we have planned a number of ways to support you to get on in learning. See page 9.

Great teachers, great results Our students deserve the best, so we employ the best teachers. Our talented teaching staff offer you their real world experience, share their passion for learning and give you personal support to help you succeed in your studies. It’s no wonder that OCVC students’ results are above national averages.


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Facilities

Social life

Love for Learning

Our campuses have industry standard facilities and offer cafes, coffee shops and library facilities which are open in the evening. There is parking at each campus after 5pm although it is advised to take public transport if at all possible.

Courses at OCVC attract a wide variety of interesting people from all over Oxfordshire. Over 10,000 local people have already enrolled with us this year. Together with our friendly staff, this offers you the ideal opportunity to make new friends and expand your social horizons.

At OCVC, we foster a love for learning. We take great pride in our learners’ success. We will encourage you at every step of the learning journey from initially choosing what you want to study, to moving on with your new qualification.

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How to use this prospectus This prospectus is divided by subject area so you can go straight to the section that is of most interest to you.

Information and advice Choosing the right course and trying to select the most appropriate level, can often be daunting. Our friendly customer services advisers are here to help. For more course information or for help with your choices:

Understanding courses and levels At OCVC we offer a very broad range of courses at different levels. The diagram here should help you understand where the different qualifications are positioned. It also shows how you might progress to higher levels after successful completion of your course.

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Online/IR Enrolment online / Interview required

£89 Concessionary fees

£89 19+ fees

£89 16-18 fees

10 Weeks Course duration

24/03/2010 Course end date

13/01/2010 Course start date

19:30-21:00 Time

Wednesday Day of the week

BY Where you will study: Banbury (BY), Bicester (BIC), Blackbird Leys (BBL), Oxford (OX), Offsite, Direct Learning (DL)

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Level

Courses/Qualifications

Level 4

Degree Higher National Diploma Higher National Certificate

Level 3

A levels National Diplomas NVQ 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Level 2

GCSE A*-C grades First Diplomas

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NVQ 2 Drop into one of our campuses. We would be very pleased to see you.

Apprenticeship Level 1

GCSE D-G grades NVQ 1

Entry Level

Entry Level courses Foundation level courses

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How to enrol In person

By telephone

Making payments

Please visit the reception at any of our four campuses - Oxford, Banbury, Blackbird Leys or Bicester. See pages 54 and 55 for maps and directions.

Please call customer services on 01865 550550 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays. Please have ready the details of your chosen course and your debit/credit card details. Please note that if you are eligible for a concessionary fee, you will need to enrol in person, providing proof of your benefits.

You will not be able to start your course until you have enrolled and paid the relevant fee. All course fees must be paid at the time of enrolment unless your fees are paid by instalments or by your employer. Fees can be paid by cash, cheque, Switch/Delta card, Access, MasterCard and Visa credit cards. Payment can be by direct debit instalments if the fees are above £150 and the course lasts at least 12 weeks.

Online

Refunds

Some of our courses have online enrolment. These are identified by ‘online’ in the course information grid. To enrol simply visit our website and find the course using the search box. Once you are on the course details page, click on the button to enrol. You will need to provide some basic details and pay using a credit or debit card. On completion a receipt will be emailed to you.

In the unlikely event that we cancel your course, we will refund your fees. We do not refund fees if you choose to leave the course before completion. A copy of the refund policy is available on request.

By post Postal enrolments should be posted no later than 10 working days before the start of the course. To request an enrolment form by post, please call customer services on 01865 550550 or email enquiries@ocvc. ac.uk giving your full name, address and postcode. Once completed, please return the enrolment form to: Customer services Oxford & Cherwell Valley College Oxford Campus Oxpens Road Oxford, OX1 1SA

Please note: All courses will run subject to sufficient demand. We therefore strongly recommend that you book your place as soon as possible. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If we are unable to run a course due to insufficient numbers, we will let you know as soon as possible. Please ensure you are fully aware of any fees due.

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Fees explained There are different categories of fees depending on your age and situation.

16-18 fees 16-18 year olds do not pay for tuition on any course funded by the Learning and Skills Council. Any fee shown is to cover the cost of materials*.

We will ask to see current, original documents as evidence of your benefits. You will need to inform the college of any change to your circumstances that affect your reduced fees. Any fee shown on these funded courses is to cover the cost of materials*. *We may be able to help you with the cost

19+ These fees include tuition and materials.

19+ concessionary fees Tuition on courses funded by the Learning and Skills Council is free if you are on one of the benefits listed below. You will also qualify for free tuition on these courses if you are not working and financially dependent on someone claiming one of these benefits. • Job Seeker’s Allowance • Council Tax Benefits (excluding single resident discount) • Housing Benefits • Income Support • The ‘Guarantee Credit’ element of Pension Credit • Working Tax Credit (if your household income is under £15,276 a year) • Employment and Support Allowance where income based • Asylum seeker in receipt of the equivalent of income based state benefit.

of materials through our Discretionary Fund. It is advisable to apply for this funding without delay in case you need confirmation of this support before you enrol. See page 9 for details of the Discretionary Fund. We advise students to confirm that their course will start before buying equipment.

International Students If you are an international student, please contact us for details of the fees that apply in your case. All fees given in this booklet are for this academic year of study only. Additional fees may be charged for future years of study.

Other ways to lower the cost of learning Free courses Brush up your English or maths skills on a free literacy or numeracy course. We offer a range of study options to suit you. Courses take place on our college campuses and in the community. See page 38.

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Level 2 or Level 3 Entitlement You will not have to pay tuition fees if you are: • counted as a ‘home’ student for fee purposes. This means you are a UK national, have been granted indefinite leave to remain, have refugee status or are from an EU or EEA country and have been resident in the UK for three years, and • over 19 and studying for your first full Level 2 qualification such as GCSEs, NVQ2, City & Guild Level 2, or • 19-25 and studying for your first full Level 3 qualification such as A levels, National Diplomas, NVQ3. Full-time courses count as full qualifications. Part-time courses listed here could count towards a full qualification, depending on the level. For more information please contact customer services on 01865 550550 or email enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk. Learn while you work If you are in work and you do not yet have the qualification needed for your job, we can work with your employer to train you. This may be an NVQ qualification which you can gain in the workplace or you may be able to join an apprenticeship scheme. Many of the on the job training options are free, depending on your age, your previous qualifications and the level of the course you take. ‘Get that Job’ programme If you are unemployed, or if you are facing redundancy, you could join our free ‘Get that Job’ programme. This programme has helped many local people learn new skills and get back into the job market. See page 10 for our ‘Get that Job’ programme.


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Support to succeed Information, Advice, Guidance Our customer service advisers are waiting to give you the course information you need to decide which course is right for you. For course details drop into one of our campuses, call our customer services advisers on 01865 550550, or email enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk. You can also visit the website on www.ocvc.ac.uk. A team of trained careers advisers will support you with your career decisions, before, during and at the end of your course. You will also be able to use the college open access careers libraries on our Oxford and Banbury campuses. Oxford campus 01865 551810 or Banbury campus 01865 551624

Childcare We have popular, Ofsted acclaimed nurseries on our Banbury and Oxford campuses. Hobby Horse Children’s Centre, Banbury campus For children from 3 months to 5 years We also run an After School Club picking up from Harrier Ground School and Queensway School in Banbury for children aged five to eleven years. Opening hours Monday – Friday 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, excluding bank holidays and the Christmas break.

Little Scholars Day Nursery, Oxford campus For children from 3 months to 5 years. Opening hours Monday – Friday 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, excluding bank holidays and the Christmas break.

Career Development Loans A Career Development Loan (CDL) is a deferred repayment bank loan. You can use this loan to pay your course fees and other course-related costs. For more information call the CDL helpline on 0800 585 505 or visit www.direct.gov.uk.

Financial Help

Personal Support

We are very happy to help you apply for any financial support you are entitled to. For information on any of the schemes below, please speak with a customer service adviser or directly with the student support team.

Our qualified counsellors are here to give you free, confidential help with any personal or emotional issues that are stopping you make the most of your course.

Discretionary Fund If you are on a low income, you can apply for help with essential costs for the course. You will qualify if you are living in a household with a combined income of less than £25,000 a year, or £17,000 if you are living alone. Free Childcare If you are 20 or over, you could get help with childcare costs. National schemes include the Sixth Form College Childcare Scheme or the Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work. We may also be able to help you with childcare costs with our Discretionary Fund. Adult Learning Grant If you decide to study full-time Adult Learning Grant (ALG) could help. This is a support scheme for people over 19 on their first full Level 2 or full Level 3 course. You need to be on a full-time course and you could be entitled to up to £30 per week if you attend regularly.

Students from all faiths and cultures are welcomed at OCVC.

Support with Learning We welcome and support people with disabilities so they have a fair chance and are not placed at a disadvantage. If you have a disability and need support with your learning, please let us know as early as possible so we can plan your support. Please talk to a customer service adviser now or contact the disability support team on one of the following numbers: Disability support: 01865 551998 Deaf support: 01865 551909 Visual support: 01865 551998 Fax: 01865 551392 Dyslexia support: 01865 551611 Mobile text: 07904 276982.

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Unemployed? Facing redundancy? Need a helping hand back into the job market? Join the free ‘Get that Job’ programme. ‘Get that Job’ in three easy steps: Start on a two-day Get Going course for help with your career plans and with job hunting.

Get learning!

Join one of a wide range of courses to improve your skills.

Full-time courses in September 2010 In addition to the part-time courses listed in this guide, we are offering a large number of courses starting in September 2010. If full-time learning is an option for you, why not look through our full-time course guide? Contact customer services or e-mail enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk.

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NVQs - Apprenticeships Distance Learning

Learn with OCVC while you work Many of the courses listed in this prospectus are ideal to help you develop your career. In a difficult jobs market, being able to offer employers additional skills and qualifications will help you stand out from the crowd.

demonstrates the very high standard of work with employers and those wishing to learn whilst in employment. OCVC is currently the only provider in Oxfordshire to have achieved this certification.

For more information, please visit the employer section of our website, www.ocvc. ac.uk/courses/employer, or call Employer Services on 01865 551015. You can also email us at employer-enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

Did you know that OCVC, delivered training to nearly 3,000 people within their workplace last year? The majority of these learners, even had their tuition fees fully funded.

If you are in work and lack the necessary qualifications, your employer may be eligible to claim government funding for your training through schemes such as Train to Gain or Apprenticeships.

If you are an employer, one of our Business Advisers will be able to develop a training plan to fully meet your business needs. Please contact us as above for more details

Did you also know that OCVC has achieved the nationally recognised Training Quality Standard certification? This kite mark

If you are employed and interested in an apprenticeship, distance learning or studying for an NVQ work related discipline, OCVC can help you.

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Arts, Crafts, Design and Furniture Crafts 3DS Max - 3D Modelling & Animation for Beginners An introduction for those interested in animation. Learn how to use the industry standard 3D graphics and animation software used for design, media, art, architecture, publishing and many other applications. OXAEL90EA

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Monday

18:30-21:00

11/01/2010

22/03/2010

10 Weeks

£106

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Figurative Sculpture Learn to model the human form in this popular class and improve your awareness of anatomical shape and proportion. The course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students. OXAEL07EB

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Thursday

18:00-21:00

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

10 Weeks

£114

£114

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Drawing and Painting Acrylic Painting Summer School Students will learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics, developing observational skills for colour and form. By the end of the day students will be able to complete a three dimensional still life painting. This course is suitable for complete beginners and students who have some experience of painting with acrylics. OXSSL83DA

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10:00-16:00

9/07/2010

19/07/2010

1 Day

£30

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Botanical Illustration Through this course you will develop the skills of line drawing and precision painting and come to understand the form and structure of flowers and other plants. Ideal for portfolio building or improving on existing techniques. You should bring art materials (pencils, watercolour paints and brushes, an A4 drawing pad) and a spray of leaves or flowers or a small plant as a specimen. No half term break in summer term course. OXAEL04EB

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18:30-20:30

11/01/2010

22/03/2010

10 Weeks

£84

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18:30-20:30

19/04/2010

21/06/2010

10 Weeks

£84

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Drawing and Painting Drawing and Painting for Beginners Develop your skills in drawing and painting from still life with guidance, tuition and demonstrations from one of our skilled tutors. Please bring a sketch pad and pencils to the first session and we will advise you about appropriate additional materials as the course progresses. Ideal for beginners but if you have the basics you will acquire more advanced skills and techniques. The tutor will provide materials to set up still life drawing and there will be additional materials available. OXAEL01EB

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18:00-21:00

12/01/2010

23/03/2010

10 Weeks

£109

£109

£109

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Drawing and Painting Mixed Ability Develop your skills in drawing and painting from still life with guidance, tuition and demonstrations from one of our skilled tutors. Please bring sketch pad and pencils to the first meeting and we will advise you about appropriate additional materials as the course progresses. BYAEL66EB

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19:00-21:00

12/01/2010

23/03/2010

10 Weeks

£89

£89

£89

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19:00-21:00

20/04/2010

15/06/2010

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£72

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Drawing and Painting Mixed Abilities 2 This course is intended for people of varying experience and ability, although it may not suit the absolute beginner. You will work in a variety of mediums and develop skills in still life drawing and other forms. OXAEL66EB

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18:30-21:00

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

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£109

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Drawing & Painting Summer School This course will cover a variety of subjects and will explore different media and techniques. It is suitable for complete beginners and students who have some experience. Please bring any paper and art materials that you already own, although there will be materials for you to use on the day. OXSSL74DA

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26/07/2010

30/07/2010

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Silk Painting Develop your range of art and design skills and techniques. Through this course you will develop the skills used to create a wall hanging or scarf with silk and inks. OXAEL65EB

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18:30-21:00

22/02/2010

22/03/2010

5 Weeks

£62

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Watercolour Painting This course is for people who are interested in getting started in watercolour. Learn the basics of watercolours and the different techniques you can incorporate in to your work. BYAEL03EB

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19:30-21:00

13/01/2010

24/03/2010

10 Weeks

£89

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£89

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Photography Digital Photography for Beginners On this course students will learn to improve their pictures and increase their creativity by having more control over their camera’s diverse functions. Students will benefit from the experience of a professional photographer, who will be leading them in a fun and informative learning experience. Learn about the basic features your camera has to offer and how to enhance your pictures. Students should bring their own camera (compact or SLR). OXAEL05EB

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18:30-21:00

11/01/2010

22/03/2010

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£110

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25/03/2010

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Digital Photography for Improvers For students who already know the basic functions on their cameras, they will learn to improve their pictures and increase their creativity by having more control over their camera’s diverse functions. Students should bring their own camera (compact or SLR). BYAEL05EC

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18:30-21:00

22/04/2010

17/06/2010

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£89

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Digital Photography Workshop Learn to take good photographs and make the most of your digital camera in this one day Saturday workshop. Please bring along your own digital camera (compact or SLR). BYAEL32DB

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10:30-16:00

06/02/2010

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10:30-16:00

15/05/2010

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Photoshop Creative Suite for PCs For students confident in using computers, this Photoshop course is for beginners and improvers. Students will use Adobe Photoshop CS on our computers to explore basic image editing and adjusting, changing colour balance and creating layers. OXAEL31EB

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18:30-21:00

12/01/2010

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£106

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Pottery and Ceramics Pottery For beginners and more experienced potters alike. Join any class to develop new skills and produce fine ceramics. Your completed work will require time to dry, be fired and glazed during the course, so make allowances for this in the work you plan. You will work with experienced pottery tutors who are experts in their field. They will support you in developing your skills and creativity. OXAEL06ED

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18:30-21:00

13/01/2010

24/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

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18:30-21:00

21/04/2010

16/06/2010

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£94

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12/01/2010

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18/06/2010

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18:30-21:00

22/04/2010

17/06/2010

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£94

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18:30-21:00

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22/03/2010

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19/06/2010

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Pottery Improvers Evening A pottery/ceramic course aimed at students with previous experience who would like to learn more and enjoy experimenting with clay, coloured slips and glazes, with help available from our experienced tutor. All materials are included. OXAEL06EL

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18:30-21:00

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

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£119

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18:30-21:00

22/04/2010

17/06/2010

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£94

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Pottery Summer School Make new friends and have a great time furthering or learning new skills with the use of different clays and a wide range of coloured slips and glazes with assistance available from a dedicated and experienced potter. OXSSL10DA

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30/07/2010

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Fashion and Textiles Dressmaking for Beginners Using a commercial paper pattern, students will create a garment to their own measurements. It is possible to finish the garment by the end of the course and in doing this the student will learn many garment construction techniques and have the pleasure of wearing the end result. OXAEL13EB

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18:30-21:00

13/01/2010

24/03/2010

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Wednesday

18:30-21:00

21/04/2010

16/06/2010

8 Weeks

£92

£92

£92

Online

Dressmaking Using a commercial paper pattern, students will create a garment to their own measurements. It is possible to finish the garment by the end of the course and in doing this the student will develop many garment construction techniques and have the pleasure of wearing the end result. BYAEL13EB

BY

Tuesday

18:30-21:00

12/01/2010

23/03/2010

10 Weeks

£114

£114

£114

Online

BYAEL13EC

BY

Tuesday

18:30-21:00

20/04/2010

15/06/2010

8 Weeks

£92

£92

£92

Online

Advanced Dressmaking/Tailoring If you are comfortable with the basics of dressmaking (such as seams and darts), then be adventurous and make beautiful clothes for a fraction of the retail costs! You will receive formal instruction and guidance on your project each week. You will learn design tips and be able to experiment with different styles and ideas. OXAEL14EB

OX

Tuesday

18:30-21:00

12/01/2010

23/03/2010

10 Weeks

£114

£114

£114

Online

OXAEL14EC

OX

Tuesday

18:30-21:00

20/04/2010

15/06/2010

8 Weeks

£92

£92

£92

Online

Woodworking Woodworking Learn how to work with wood, including making a variety of joints. You will be given instruction in the use and care of hand tools and, at the end of the course, will have completed a wooden object. This course is ideal for beginners. OXAEC03EB

OX

Thursday

18:30-21:00

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

10 Weeks

£124

£124

£124

Online

OXAEC03EC

OX

Thursday

18:30-21:00

22/04/2010

17/06/2010

8 Weeks

£99

£99

£99

Online

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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Arts, Crafts, Design and Furniture

Upholstery Traditional Upholstery Work on your own furniture and restore it in the style of your choice under the guidance of our tutor who will help you to acquire traditional manual restoration techniques. We are unable to store your furniture between classes and suggest you work on smaller items of furniture like chairs or stools. Your tutor will advise you on the materials needed for your project. This course takes place off-site. BYAEL35EB

Offsite

Monday

19:00-21:00

11/01/2010

22/03/2010

10 Weeks

£100

£100

£100

Online

BYAEL35EC

Offsite

Monday

19:00-21:00

19/04/2010

05/07/2010

10 Weeks

£100

£100

£100

Online

Silversmithing, Jewellery and Metalwork Jewellery Summer School An enjoyable week learning to make jewellery in a well equipped workshop. Suitable for beginners and more experienced students. You can develop your own jewellery designs and a range of more specialist silversmithing skills in this popular Summer School class. OXSSL16DA

OX

Monday - Friday 10:00-15:30

26/07/2010

30/07/2010

1 Week

£119

£119

£119

Online

Stained Glass Acquire the traditional skills required to create stained glass panels. You will plan a project with your tutor who will then help you develop the techniques needed to complete its assembly. The course is ideal for both beginners and more experienced students. There will be a small additional charge for materials used. OXAEL09EB

OX

Tuesday

18:30-21:00

12/01/2010

23/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

visit ocvc.ac.uk


18 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Arts, Crafts, Design and Furniture

Silver Jewellery New students are introduced to basic techniques of jewellery making and silversmithing. As the course progresses students build upon basic skills and develop their own ideas. Students work to designs of their own creation receiving one to one guidance and practical demonstrations throughout the duration of the course. Returning students continuously build upon previous knowledge and skills and develop their own designs receiving as little or as much guidance as they require. BYAEL08EC

BY

Tuesday

18:45-21:15

12/01/2010

23/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

BYAEL08ED

BY

Thursday

18:45-21:15

13/01/2010

24/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

BYAEL08EE

BY

Tuesday

18:45-21:15

20/04/2010

15/06/2010

8 Weeks

£94

£94

£94

Online

BYAEL08EF

BY

Thursday

18:45-21:15

21/04/2010

16/06/2010

8 Weeks

£94

£94

£94

Online

OXAEL08ED

OX

Monday

18:30-21:00

11/01/2010

22/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

OXAEL08DB

OX

Monday

13:30-16:00

11/01/2010

22/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

OXAEL08EE

OX

Tuesday

18:30-21:00

12/01/2010

23/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

OXAEL88EA

OX

Wednesday

10:00-12:30

13/01/2010

24/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

OXAEL08EF

OX

Thursday

18:30-21:00

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

OXAEL88DA

OX

Saturday

10:00-12:30

16/01/2010

27/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

OXAEL08EG

OX

Monday

18:30-21:00

19/04/2010

21/06/2010

8 Weeks

£94

£94

£94

Online

OXAEL08DC

OX

Monday

13:30-16:00

19/04/2010

21/06/2010

8 Weeks

£94

£94

£94

Online

OXAEL08EH

OX

Tuesday

18:30-21:00

20/04/2010

15/06/2010

8 Weeks

£94

£94

£94

Online

OXAEL88EB

OX

Wednesday

18:30-21:00

21/04/2010

16/06/2010

8 Weeks

£94

£94

£94

Online

OXAEL08EJ

OX

Thursday

18:30-21:00

22/04/2010

17/06/2010

8 Weeks

£94

£94

£94

Online

OXAEL88DB

OX

Saturday

10:00-12:30

24/04/2010

19/06/2010

8 Weeks

£94

£94

£94

Online

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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Business and Management Accounting and finance AAT NVQ 2 Payroll Association of Accounting (AAT) certificate in payroll administration. Studying this course will help students gain and develop the skills to work successfully in payroll month by month. OXN2E20D0

OX

Tuesday

09:30-15:30

12/01/2010

22/06/2010

20 Weeks

£64

£708

£165

IR

Computerised Accounts Sage Level 2 This course has been developed to assist the learner in creating accounts, process information, correct errors and produce management reports, using Sage Line 50. Fees include examination entry. BCCTEA3E0

BIC

Wednesday

18:00-21:00

13/01/2010

19/05/2010

16 Weeks

£20

£200

£20

IR

NVQ 2 AAT Foundation This course is the first level foundation course towards a qualification with the Association of Accounting (AAT). The course involves recording income and receipts, making and recording payments, preparing ledger balances and an initial trial balance, supplying information for management control, working with computers, achieving personal effectiveness and contributing to the maintenance of a healthy, safe and productive working environment. BCN2E08D0

BIC

Wednesday

09:30-14:30

13/01/2010

30/06/2010

21 Weeks

£125

£668

£125

IR

Revision for AAT Retakes A REFRESHER course for all students sitting re-takes of any Association of Accounting (AAT). Registration for retakes must be made by March 2010 and exams taken in June 2010. Entry for exam with AAT must be completed by 2010. It is anticipated that review for foundation will take 1 day. For intermediate and technician levels each module will be covered in a half-day and each module review will incur a £57 charge. OXCCE40DA

OX

Monday

09:30-17:00

31/05/2010

31/05/2010

1 Day

£57

£57

£57

IR

Business Introductory Certificate in Customer Service – Level 1 This Level 1 City and Guilds qualification is primarily aimed at those learners looking to improve the generic customer service skills that are crucial to securing employment in customer facing jobs. The course covers an introduction to customer service skills, effective communication, handling complaints, and presenting a positive professional image. OXCTG06DA

OX

Tuesday

On demand

2 Days

£0

£25

£0

visit ocvc.ac.uk


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Business and Management

Planning & Running a Business The course covers selecting a suitable business activity, understanding the costs involved in producing and selling a product, putting together a strategy for success and marketing your product. You will also meet Business Link who will mentor you through setting up your business. OXTUE01DB

OX

Wednesday

18:30-20:30

20/01/2010

31/03/2010

10 Weeks

£150

£150

£150

Online

BYTUE01DB

BY

Thursday

18:30-20:30

21/01/2010

01/04/2010

10 Weeks

£150

£150

£150

Online

OXTUE01DC

OX

Wednesday

18:30-20:30

21/04/2010

30/06/2010

10 Weeks

£150

£150

£150

Online

BYTUE01DC

BY

Thursday

18:30-20:30

22/04/2010

01/07/2010

10 Weeks

£150

£150

£150

Online

Sustainable Development – Level 2 This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of two units and enables learners to explore and understand the principles and benefits of sustainable development and how to apply and evaluate these. OXCTP09Z0

DL

Any time

15 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

Management Budgeting Business for Women This is a short course for women who want to learn how to manage their finances better. You will work towards a nationally recognised numeracy qualification. Courses are for women only and require an interview. OXWTP09DC

BBL

Thursday & Friday

09:30-14:45 09:30-13:00

21/01/2010

12/02/2010

4 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

IR

OXWTP09DD

BBL

Thursday & Friday

09:30-14:45 09:30-13:00

04/03/2010

26/03/2010

4 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

IR

OXWTP09DE

BBL

Thursday & Friday

09:30-14:45 09:30-13:00

29/04/2010

21/05/2010

4 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

IR

OXWTP09DF

BBL

Thursday & Friday

09:30-14:45 09:30-13:00

10/06/2010

02/07/2010

4 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

IR

Level 2 Award in Team Leading The Level 2 Award in Team Leading is a concise qualification which enables you to strengthen and develop your knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of a team leader through focusing on skills areas. OXCTEB2EB

OX

Monday

18:00-21:00

18/01/2010

08/03/2010

7 Weeks

£0

£286

£69

IR

OXCTEB2EC

OX

Monday

18:00-21:00

19/04/2010

14/06/2010

7 Weeks

£0

£286

£69

IR

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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Business and Management

Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management – Level 3 The Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management is designed for supervisors and first line managers who wish to build on and develop their existing management skills and knowledge. OXCTEB3EC

OX

Wednesday

18:00-21:00

13/01/2010

30/06/2010

21 Weeks

£0

£800

£102

Equality & Diversity – Level 2 This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of three units and covers different backgrounds, views, values and beliefs and is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge of the issues and the anti-discrimination laws that relate to equality and diversity. OXCTK18Z0

DL

Any time

12 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

Managing Diversity – Level 3 This NCFE Level 3 distance learning course consists of four units and is useful for anyone managing or working with people from different backgrounds or cultures. It will develop awareness of equality and diversity concepts and how these issues impact upon organisational processes, management and delivery. OXCTK37Z0

DL

Any time

15 Weeks

£0

£85

£0

The “Essentials” Series This is a series of one day workshops developed to assist the employer in managing through current turbulent times. Employers may request a bespoke workshop. Some workshop topics that have proven to be popular are “Managing performance in a down turn”, “Managing and leading people in a downturn”, “Business planning”, “Small business budgets and finance”, “Marketing for small businesses” and “Client Management”. OXESE01DA

OX

On demand

1 Day

£295

£295

£295

visit ocvc.ac.uk


22 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Business and Management

Marketing Intermediate Certificate in Marketing – Level 2 This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of four units and covers general marketing principles, the role of price and finance, communications and the relationship between marketing and sales. OXCTEA1Z0

DL

Any time

20 Weeks

£0

£85

£0

Retail Operations – Level 2 This EDI Level 2 distance learning course consists of five units (plus multiple choice paper) and enables learners to develop a broad understanding of how a retail outlet operates, the role of customer service in retail and how to improve individual and business performance. OXCTG03Z0

DL

Any time

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

20 Weeks

£0

£0

£0


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Care, Health and Childcare Care NOCN Award in Progression – Entry Level The NOCN Qualifications in Progression (QCF) focussing on care subjects comprise core skills units and optional units. Learners are required to achieve a specified number of credits from units in these two categories in order to achieve a full qualification. Each qualification can be made up of a combination of core skills units and optional units, or core skills units alone. There is a required minimum number of credits to be achieved in core skills for all of the qualifications except the NOCN Entry Level Award (Entry 3). The number of credits required from core skills units differs depending on the qualification size and level. OXOCK05WB

DL BY OX

Thursday or Friday

10:00-14:00

11/01/2010

23/04/010

12 Weeks

£0

£78

£0

OXOCK05WC

DL BY OX

Thursday or Friday

10:00-14:00

26/04/2010

23/07/2010

12 Weeks

£0

£78

£0

NOCN Award in Progression L1 The NOCN Qualifications in Progression (QCF) focussing on care subjects comprise core skills units and optional units. Learners are required to achieve a specified number of credits from units in these two categories in order to achieve a full qualification. Each qualification can be made up of a combination of core skills units and optional units, or core skills units alone. There is a required minimum number of credits to be achieved in core skills for all of the qualifications except the NOCN Entry Level Award (Entry 3). The number of credits required from core skills units differs depending on the qualification size and level. OXOCK06WB

DL BY OX

Thursday or Friday

10:00-14:00

11/01/2010

23/04/010

12 Weeks

£0

£145

£0

Dementia Awareness – Level 2 This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of four units and is designed for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge and understanding of the condition and of how to apply the principles of ‘person-centred dementia care’. OXCTK24Z0

DL

Any time

16 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

Palliative Care – Level 3 This NCFE Level 3 distance learning course consists of four units and is designed for any health care worker who wishes to improve their knowledge and understanding of palliative care. It also has relevance to all types of care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care. OXCTK34Z0

DL

Any time

16 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

visit ocvc.ac.uk


24 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Care, Health and Childcare

Prevention and Control of Infection – Level 2 This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of three units and will look at the methods of cleaning and waste disposal that help prevent the spread of infection, along with the personal protective equipment practitioners should use for their own safety. OXCTD13Z0

DL

Any time

15 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

Childcare Diploma Pre-School Practice Year 1 This is a modular course which you can join at the start of any term. The course runs for four terms and includes child development, planning and providing learning, a safe environment and the role of a pre-school setting. Applicants will need to be working in a pre-school setting, either paid or unpaid, to support the coursework. An interview is required for this course. Fee bursaries may be available. BYDPK03DC

BY

Tuesday

09:30-14:30

05/01/2010

26/03/11

2 Years

£0

£814

£84

IR

OXDPK03DC

OX

Wednesday

09:30-14:30

06/01/2010

26/03/11

2 Years

£0

£814

£84

IR

OXDPK03DE

OX

Wednesday

09:30-14:30

21/04/2010

26/03/11

2 Years

£0

£814

£84

IR

BYDPK03DE

BY

Wednesday

09:30-14:30

21/04/2010

26/03/11

2 Years

£0

£814

£84

IR

Safeguarding Children and Young People – Level 2 This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of three units and is ideal for learners who work in an environment where there is direct contact with children and young people. This includes youth workers, care workers, local authority staff, school support staff and voluntary workers, together with anyone involved in meeting the Every Child Matters agenda. OXCTK40Z0

DL

Any time

16 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

Health Drug Awareness – Level 2 This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of five units and is appropriate for a wide range of learners, including anyone wanting to learn more about drug issues, those working with substance misusers, and people in support work roles such as youth work, counselling or community work. OXCTK35Z0

DL

Any time

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

18 Weeks

£0

£85

£0


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Care, Health and Childcare

Mental Health Awareness – Level 2 This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of four units and will enhance learners’ understanding of mental distress and provide some of the knowledge required to deliver person centred and hope inspiring mental health care. OXCTK43Z0

DL

Any time

16 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

visit ocvc.ac.uk


26 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Catering and Hospitality Food for Fun Cooking with Kids Cooking with kids is a five hour course which is specifically for children between the ages of 8 and 16. This fun course involves children getting hands on with cooking, learning about ingredients and trying new foods. The children make a variety of dishes including bread, biscuits, burgers, pizza and much more. The food can be taken home at the end of the day. Each course is packed with information and aimed to be great fun for all ages. OXMCH23DB

OX

Wednesday

10:00-15:30

14/04/2010

14/04/2010

1 Day

£27

£27

£27

Online

Malaysian Chinese Cookery Learn to cook basic recipes of Malaysian Chinese style cuisines. Each week you will cook a different dish following a demonstration by the tutor. Your tutor will inform you of the ingredients you need to buy for each week of this ten week course. BYAEH31EB

BY

Thursday

19:00-21:00

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

10 Weeks

£119

£119

£119

Online

Malaysian Cookery Advanced Love Chinese food but unsure of how to cook it? This course will show you how to cook elaborate and interesting Malaysian Chinese dishes. We will advise which ingredients to bring before the first class. BYAEH31DB

BY

Wednesday

19:00-21:00

13/01/2010

10/02/2010

5 Weeks

£62

£62

£62

Online

Malaysian Cookery Workshop Love Chinese food but unsure of how to cook it? This one day Saturday course will show you how to cook elaborate and interesting dishes which are both healthy and authentic. This is a great follow on from the basic 10 week courses in Autumn and Spring, although everyone is welcome. BYAEH31DA

BY

Saturday

10:00-16:00

15/05/2010

15/05/2010

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

1 Day

£36

£36

£36

Online


SPRING / SUMMER 2010 27

Catering and Hospitality

Food Handling CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering The CIEH Level 2 food safety in catering qualification is a one day course which teaches the foundation of food safety. The course includes information on temperature control, storage, food safety law, contaminants, pests and food safety hazards. This qualification is strongly recommended for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the food industry or has contact with food within their job role. Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 food safety certificate from the CIEH and can progress onto the CIEH Level 3 award in supervising food safety in catering BYCTH04DB

BY

Wednesday

09:00-17:00

17/02/2010

17/02/2010

1 Day

£80

£80

£80

Online

OXCTH04DB

OX

Thursday

09:00-17:00

18/02/2010

18/02/2010

1 Day

£80

£80

£80

Online

OXCTH04DC

OX

Thursday

09:00-17:00

27/05/2010

27/05/2010

1 Day

£80

£80

£80

Online

OXCTH04DD

OX

Thursday

09:00-17:00

22/07/2010

22/07/2010

1 Day

£80

£80

£80

Online

Nutrition and Health This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of three units and is designed for those who wish to develop their understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health. OXCTH32Z0

DL

Any time

12 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

Online

visit ocvc.ac.uk


28 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Computing and Information Technology An Introduction to IT IT Taster A basic taster in computing for those interested in pursuing further IT learning. Courses are for women only and require an interview. BLCCF02DA

BBL

On demand

3 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

IR

IT into Employment The course helps with confidence building and career preparation. You will learn computing skills on word, spreadsheets and email for beginners and work towards a Clait Level 1 and Literacy/Numeracy Qualification. Courses are for women only and require an interview. OXWTP01DB

BBL

Monday & Wednesday

09:30-14:45

18/01/2010

31/03/2010

10 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

IR

IT into Employment – Level 2 This course will help build your confidence and help you prepare for your career. You will develop computing skills on word, spreadsheets and email for intermediate computing. You will have the opportunity to work towards a Clait Level 2 and a nationally recognised literacy/numeracy qualification. Courses are for women only and require an interview. OXWTP01DC

BBL

Monday & Wednesday

OXWTP10DB

BBL

OXWTP10DC

BBL

09:30-14:45

19/04/2010

30/06/2010

10 Weeks

Tuesday and Thursday

19/01/2010

30/03/2010

10 Weeks

Tuesday and Thursday

20/04/2010

01/07/2010

10 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

IR

CISCO Semesters CISCO CCNA Security Course Please contact Peter Mawle on 01865 551856 or pmawle@ocvc.ac.uk for further details of this course. This course is part of the Cisco Academy and is aimed at students who have completed CCNA Semesters 1 to 4. OXCCF55EA

OX

Thursday

18:30-21:00

28/01/2010

01/07/07

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

19 Weeks

£750

£750

£750


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Computing and Information Technology

Design Dreamweaver - An Introduction Using Dreamweaver, this course will help you to create your own website for personal, professional or business use. The course will take you through the web design process using the industry standard web-authoring package. OXAEF06EB

OX

Wednesday

18:00-20:00

06/01/2010

16/03/2010

10 Weeks

£146

£146

£146

Online

OXAEF06EC

OX

Wednesday

18:00-20:00

21/04/2010

30/06/2010

10 Weeks

£146

£146

£146

Online

Dreamweaver – Continued This is a follow up course from the introductory Dreamweaver course that develops and extends your web design skills (CSS layout, XHTML, web server technologies such as ASP and PHP). For more information contact Vernon Leigh on 01865 551808 or email: vleigh@ocvc.ac.uk OXAEFO7EB

OX

Monday

18:00-20:00

11/01/10

22/03/10

10 Weeks

£200

£200

£200

Online

Introduction to Flash Web Design For students confident in using computers this course will teach beginners, or those wishing to brush up on their skills, how to use Flash (Version.8) to produce digital animations. Flash allows you to produce animations for use online within a web page or offline as standalone animations. Students should bring a USB Memory stick (1Gb min) or blank writable CDs and may be required to provide digital photographs. OXAEF04EA

OX

Thursday

18:30-21:00

14/01/2010

11/03/2010

8 Weeks

£86

£86

£86

Online

Introduction to Illustrator For students confident in using computers this course will teach beginners, or those wishing to brush up on their skills, how to use Adobe Illustrator (CS) to produce digital illustrations. Illustrator allows you to produce all manner of design work from logos and graphic design work to digital artworks. Students should bring a USB Memory stick (1Gb min) or blank writable CDs and may be required to provide digital photographs. OXAEF38EA

OX

Wednesday

18:30-21:00

13/01/2010

10/03/2010

8 Weeks

£86

£86

£86

Online

Photoshop Students will use Adobe Photoshop CS on Macs to explore basic image editing and adjusting, changing colour balance and creating layers. BYAEL31EB

BY

Tuesday

18:30-21:00

12/01/2010

23/03/2010

12 Weeks

£106

£106

£106

Online

visit ocvc.ac.uk


30 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Computing and Information Technology

Microsoft Academy We are pleased to announce a new set of start dates for the ever-popular Microsoft Academy courses which take place in our Oxford campus. These courses are designed to help you develop your Microsoft skills as well as giving you the opportunity to gain Microsoft certification Each course consists of an induction session plus up to two open workshop sessions where you can study at your own pace with tutor support. You get access to Microsoft Academy on line e-learning materials, an exam, a resit voucher and a Microsoft workbook. Learning materials are provided for you to take away and work on in your own time and at your own pace, supported by your tutor.

Courses

Word Processing, Excel Spreadsheets, Access Databases , Outlook Email and PowerPoint Presentations.

Fees

ÂŁ150 (inclusive of Microsoft Workbook and exam voucher with resit).

Workshop days

Fridays 9:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 16:00. Please remember that you need to book your place on the session in order to ensure that you have a computer allocated to you.

Course

Level

Start Date

Access Databases

Beginners

Mon 18 Jan 2010

Access Databases

Beginners

Mon 19 Apr 2010

Access Databases

Beginners

Mon 12 Jul 2010

Access Databases

Intermediate

Mon 1 Mar 2010

Access Databases

Intermediate

Mon 7 Jun 2010

Outlook Email

Beginners

Mon 1 Feb 2010

Outlook Email

Beginners

Mon 17 May 2010

Outlook Email

Beginners

Mon 19 Jul 2010

Outlook Email

Intermediate

Mon 15 Mar 2010

Outlook Email

Intermediate

Mon 21 Jun 2010

PowerPoint Presentations

Beginners

Mon 8 Feb 2010

PowerPoint Presentations

Beginners

Mon 24 May 2010

PowerPoint Presentations

Intermediate

Mon 22 Mar 2010

PowerPoint Presentations

Intermediate

Mon 28 Jun 2010

Excel Spreadsheets

Beginners

Mon 11 Jan 2010

Excel Spreadsheets

Beginners

Mon 29 Mar 2010

Excel Spreadsheets

Intermediate

Mon 22 Feb 2010

Excel Spreadsheets

Intermediate

Mon 5 Jul 2010

Word Processing

Beginners

Mon 25 Jan 2010

Word Processing

Beginners

Mon 10 May 2010

Word Processing

Intermediate

Mon 8 Mar 2010

Word Processing

Intermediate

Mon 14 Jun 2010

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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Computing and Information Technology

Introduction to IT This course forms part of our Microsoft Academy offer. This is the introductory level course for complete beginners. For further information and to book your place please contact Gemma Bridges on 01865 551553 or email gbridges@ocvc.ac.uk OXCCFA2DA

OX

Tuesday

09:30-14:30

05/01/2010

16/03/2010

10 Weeks

£150

£150

£0

OXCCFA2DB

OX

Tuesday

09:30-14:30

11/05/2010

13/07/2010

10 Weeks

£150

£150

£0

BYCCFA2DA

BY

Thursday

09:30-14:30

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

10 Weeks

£150

£150

£0

BYCCFA2DB

BY

Thursday

09:30-14:30

29/04/2010

08/07/2010

10 Weeks

£150

£150

£0

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Construction An Introduction to DIY Getting into DIY - Taster A DIY taster in construction skills, for those wanting to pursue further learning in this sector. Courses are for women only and require an interview. BLCCC32DA

BBL

On demand

3 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

IR

Built Environment Building Skills for Women If you are interested in making a start in construction, this course will provide you with a variety of basic construction skills. Learners will be working towards a City & Guilds Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Constructions Skills. Courses are for women only and require an interview. OXWTC07DB

BBL

Monday Wednesday

09:30-15:00

22/02/2010

22/07/2010

19 Weeks

£0

£0

£0

IR

Introduction to Construction – Level 1 This course follows the basic introduction of the Entry Level course. The aim of the course is to understand the requirements of how to maintain a house or flat. It builds on the previous activities such as building small walls and removing and fitting a door, but goes into further depth. BLCTC06DA

BBL

Monday

09:00-15:30

11/01/2010

05/04/2010

12 Weeks

£0

£150

£0

IR

Energy Centre Part P Electrical Installation A practical based course which will allow you to use numeracy skills to cut, bend and use a variety of joints to build/construct hot and cold water circuits. BLCCC23DA

BBL

Thursday

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

10 Weeks

£244

£244

£244

Online


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Construction

Commercial Appliances The aim of the course is for the student to prove competency in commercial gas appliances in accordance with UKAS, CITB and Gas Safe requirements. Successful completion of assessments in all areas will allow the student to become Gas Safe registered or continue to hold their Gas Safe registration. OXCTC27DA

BBL

Ongoing assessments to meet the needs of the candidates

1 Week

£305

£305

£305

Commercial Gas Safety & Assessment The aim of the course is for the student to prove competency in commercial gas safety in accordance with UKAS, CITB and Gas Safe requirements. Successful completion of assessments in all areas will allow the student to become Gas Safe registered or continue to hold their Gas Safe registration. OXCTC02DA

BBL

Thursday

09:00-16:00

22/04/2010

24/06/2010

8 Weeks

£748

£748

£748

Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating It is a Government priority to ensure that existing and new heating installers are competent to install and maintain energy efficient domestic heating and hot water systems. The aim is to inform students of the priority to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions and give an understanding of the Building Regulations Part L. OXCGC20DA

BBL

Thursday

09:00-16:00

25/03/2010

25/03/2010

1 Day

£239

£239

£239

Fires/Space Heaters & Assessment The aim of the course is for the student to prove competency in space heating gas safety in accordance with UKAS, CITB and Gas Safe requirements. Successful completion of assessments in all areas will allow the student to become Gas Safe registered or continue to hold their Gas Safe registration. OXCTC06DB

BBL

Monday

09:00-16:00

01/03/2010

08/03/2010

1 Week

£21

£315

£67

OXCTC06DC

BBL

Monday

09:00-16:00

07/06/2010

14/06/2010

1 Week

£21

£315

£67

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34 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Construction

LPG Gas Safety & Assessment The aim of the course is for the student to prove competency in LPG gas safety in accordance with UKAS, CITB and Gas Safe requirements. Successful completion of assessments in all areas will allow the student to become Gas Safe registered or continue to hold their Gas Safe registration. OXCTC13DA

BBL

Ongoing assessments to meet the needs of the candidates

1 Week

£397

£397

£397

Water Heaters Assessment The aim of the course is for the student to prove competency in water heating gas safety in accordance with UKAS, CITB and Gas Safe requirements. Successful completion of assessments in all areas will allow the student to become Gas Safe registered or continue to hold their Gas Safe registration. OXCTC22DA

BBL

Ongoing assessments to meet the needs of the candidates

1 Week

£273

£273

£273

Water Heaters Revision & Assessment The aim of the course is for the student to prove competency in water heating gas safety in accordance with UKAS, CITB and Gas Safe requirements. Successful completion of assessments in all areas will allow the student to become Gas Safe registered or continue to hold their Gas Safe registration. OXCTC07DC

BBL

Monday

09:00-16:00

07/06/2010

14/06/2010

1 Week

£21

£315

£67

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme The aim of the course is for the student to prove competency in water regulations in accordance with UKAS, BPEC requirements. Successful completion of assessments in all areas will allow the student to self certify work on new water installations. OXCTC16DA

BBL

Ongoing assessments to meet the needs of the candidates

1 Week

£538

£538

£538

Health and Safety (CSCS) Beginners Guide to Health & Safety The course covers a broad introduction to Health and Safety across the construction industry. Successful completion could lead to taking the Health and Safety exam required for the CSCS card on the last day of the course. This is a mandatory requirement to work in industry. BLCCC31DB

BBL

Monday

09:00-15:30

11/01/2010

13/01/2010

3 Days

£185

£185

£185

Online

BLCCC31DC

BBL

Monday

09:00-15:30

01/03/2010

03/03/2010

3 Days

£185

£185

£185

Online

BLCCC31DD

BBL

Monday

09:00-15:30

19/04/2010

21/04/2010

3 Days

£185

£185

£185

Online

BYCCC31DA

BY

Friday

09:00-15:30

16/06/2010

18/06/2010

3 Days

£185

£185

£185

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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Counselling Counselling Counselling Level 1 Discover how people can be helped in a counselling relationship. Develop practical interpersonal and counselling skills through role play and small group activities. This course is ideal for people who need to use counselling or listening skills at work or in other contexts. This course will prove useful in everyday life but is also an ideal first step towards a professional qualification in counselling. You can enrol on this course by post, telephone or in person. No interview is required. OXOCK01EB

OX

Thursday

18:30-20:30

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

10 Weeks

£124

£124

£124

Online

BYOCK01EB

BY

Thursday

18:30-20:30

14/01/2010

25/03/2010

10 Weeks

£124

£124

£124

Online

BYOCK01ED

BY

Wednesday

18:30-20:30

21/04/2010

23/06/2010

10 Weeks

£124

£124

£124

Online

OXOCK01EC

OX

Thursday

18:30-20:30

22/04/2010

24/06/2010

10 Weeks

£124

£124

£124

Online

Counselling Level 2 This is an introduction to counselling skills, that can be used at home and in the work-place. Examples of its use include when caring for someone, it will give you the skills to listen to them and help them deal with their situation. It involves both personal awareness and practical application of listening skills. OXOCK02EC

OX

Thursday

18:30-20:30

07/01/2010

17/06/2010

20 Weeks

£0

£216

£64

BYOCK02EJ

BY

Thursday

14:00-16:00

07/01/2010

01/07/2010

23 Weeks

£0

£216

£64

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36 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Engineering Computer Aided Design C&G Computer Aided Design – Level 2 This award has been designed for new users who wish to develop the skills and knowledge to use drafting and design software packages. BCCCD13EA

BIC

On demand

20 Weeks

£0

£218

£40

C&G Computer Aided Design – Level 3 This award has been designed for people who wish to develop advanced operations in using drafting and design software packages. BCCCD14EA

BIC

On demand

1 Year

£0

£307

£40

Online

Electrical Engineering Building Regs for Electrical Contractors A building regulations overview for site managers and others in the construction industry. This course provides eligibility for part “P” registration for electrical contractors when coupled with 2391. BLCGC04DA

BBL

On demand

1 Day

£0

£133

£33

C&G 2377-11 Management of Electrical Equipment Maintenance This course covers the management of electrical equipment in relation to good practice and legislative requirements. BLCGC03DA

BBL

On demand

2 Days

£300

£300

£300

2 Days

£300

£300

£300

£450

£450

C&G 2377-12 Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment This course covers practical testing of electrical equipment. BLCGC08DA

BBL

Monday

09:00-15:30

On demand

C&G 2391 Inspection & Testing The course is to up-date electricians on the latest requirements for electrical installation tests and inspection. OXCGC02EC

BBL

Tuesday

17:30-21:00

12/01/2010

23/02/2010

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

10 Weeks

£450


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Engineering

C&G 2391 Design, Erection & Verification - Electrical Installation This course completes the 2391 trilogy. It is for electrical technicians, designers and estimators. BLCGC06EA

BBL

On demand

10 Weeks

£450

£450

£450

C&G 2382 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations The course is to up-date electricians in the latest requirements of BS7671 requirements for electrical installations. OXCGC01EB

BBL

Thursday

18:00-21:00

14/01/2010

11/03/2010

8 Weeks

£450

£450

£450

OXCGC01EC

BBL

Thursday

18:00-21:00

25/03/2010

27/05/2010

8 Weeks

£450

£450

£450

C&G 2382-20 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations Update This is a one day course for experienced electricians who have achieved C&G 16th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations. The course will update you on the latest regulations. OXCGC01EU

BBL

09:00-17:00

On demand

1 Day

£190

£190

£190

C&G 2392 Electrical Inspection and Testing - Level 2 This is a pre-requisite course for entry to C&G 2391 for individuals without C&G 2330 or those who do not have sufficient elecrical testing experience. BLCGCO7EA

BBL

09:00-17:00

On demand

10 Weeks

£0

£450

£450

Fabrication and Welding Introduction to Welding This course is ideal for people who want to produce their own welds to a good standard. The course includes understanding and practical applications using Oxy-fuel, MIG and TIG processes and is ideal for people who do not know where to start. This course will run on demand. For further details, please contact Tanya Griffiths on 01865 551158. BCSFD01EB

BIC

Wednesday

18:00-21:00

13/01/2010

24/03/2010

10 Weeks

£425

£425

£425

Online

Mechanical Introduction to Motor Vehicle – Level 1 This course follows the basic introduction of the Entry Level course and will allow you to do the basic servicing/maintenance on a car. The aim of the course is to understand the requirements of the annual MOT. BLCTD05DA

BBL

Monday

09:00-15:30

11/01/2010

05/04/2010

12 Weeks

£0

£150

£0

visit ocvc.ac.uk


38 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

English and Maths Improvement • Are you worried that you are not able to cope with basic sums? • Are you concerned that you are not able to help the children with their homework or read a bed time story? • Are your English and maths skills holding you back at work or with your learning? If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it is time to brush up your English and maths skills. Many of our learners have succeeded in improving their skills and have gone on to transform their home and work lives.

We have a range of FREE courses for people who want to improve their literacy and numeracy. You will work towards a nationally recognised qualification in Adult Literacy or Adult Numeracy. Courses are part-time and are offered in a variety of places and at different times to fit into with your busy life. If you are an international student and would like to join one of these courses, a fee may apply. Please contact us for details. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call us on 01865 550550.

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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General Interest General Interest Creative Writing If you are interested in exploring your writing skills, this course is designed to brain storm any blocks you may be experiencing and encourage you to put pen to paper. Word games, imaginative exercises and practical suggestions are integral to this process, with the emphasis on practice and enjoyment. You will work to create pieces of work that will then be put together in an anthology that you can take away with you at the end of the course. The course tutor is an experienced writer with a broad range of writing skills. OXAEL17EB

OX

Wednesday

18:30-21:00

13/01/2010

10/03/2010

8 Weeks

£86

£86

£86

Online

£86

£86

£86

Online

Writing your Autobiography Learn how to remember details from the past, bring your writing to life, edit your work and get published. OXAEL87DA

OX

Tuesday

10:30-13:00

20/04/2010

15/06/2010

8 Weeks

Historic Banbury Banburyshire - myth or reality? This course explores the many varied reasons why Banburyshire has been a popular term for the area around our town. Does it have as much meaning as Flora Thompson’s ‘Lark Rise Country’? To find out we will explore changes in village life, religion, education and sporting pursuits. BYAEM07DB

BY

Wednesday

15:00-16:30

20/01/2010

17/03/2010

8 Weeks

£64

£64

£64

Online

visit ocvc.ac.uk


40 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

General Interest

Self Defence for Women This short course is specifically designed for the everyday woman and covers a range of easy to remember and highly effective physical selfdefence techniques. BYAEH32DA

BY

Saturday

10:30-16:00

06/02/2010

06/02/2010

1 Week

£26

£26

£26

Online

Public Speaking with Confidence This is an interactive course focussed on the skill of speaking so that others listen and do not get bored. Students will practise at each meeting by giving short speeches, standing in front of an audience. They will also give and get feedback every week. It is an encouraging and friendly environment in which to practise and make progress. OXAEL17EB

OX

Thursday

18:30-21:00

14/01/2010

11/03/2010

8 Weeks

£84

£84

£84

Online

OXAEK02EC

OX

Thursday

18:30-21:00

22/04/2010

17/06/2010

8 Weeks

£84

£84

£84

Online

Floristry A fun and friendly course covering an array of seasonal designs. We will be making table arrangements, hand tied bouquets and door wreaths, using such skills as mossing and wiring. We will also cover the use of vases to inspire students to decorate their homes. No experience is needed, just a love of flowers. We will advise on flowers and materials to bring each week. BYAEL15EB

BY

Wednesday

18:30-21:00

13/01/2010

10/03/2010

8 Weeks

£100

£100

£100

Online

BYAEL15EC

BY

Wednesday

18:30-21:00

21/04/2010

16/06/2010

8 Weeks

£100

£100

£100

Online

Plants for Free (Summer School) This course will introduce you to the various ways of producing plants for free. We shall cover the basics of seed sowing and how to take cuttings, plus division and layering. Students will all go home with examples to grow on and the enthusiasm to try to make their own new plants. BYSSB03DA

BY

Monday

09:30-12:30

26/07/2010

26/07/2010

1 Week

£20

£20

£20

Online

Pruning for Beginners (Summer School) If you stand in the garden with secateurs in hand but are not sure where to start, then this is the course for you. You will be introduced to the principles of pruning with advice on equipment to use and timings for a variety of plants. BYSSB04DA

BY

Tuesday

09:30-12:30

27/07/2010

27/07/2010

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

1 Week

£17

£17

£17

Online


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Hair, Beauty and Therapies Beauty Advanced Nail Art (Airbrushing) You must have completed the OCVC Nail Art course or equivalent. This course offers a continuation from the Nail Art Course. Here you will learn airbrushing techniques to further your skills and creativity. You will receive a college certificate. OXCCJ12DA

OX

Available on request

1 Day

£98

£98

£98

Brazilian Waxing Practitioners must have a recognised waxing certificate and be fully competent. This course will give the therapist expertise and confidence to carry out the Brazilian bikini wax and similar waxing techniques in both hot and warm wax methods. You will receive a college certificate. OXCCJ30DA

OX

Available on request

1 Day

£95

£95

£95

BYCCJ30DA

BY

Available on request

1 Day

£95

£95

£95

Bridal Make-up You must have completed the OCVC Day Make-up Course or have completed or be working towards a recognised Level 2 qualification. This course will enable you to use more advanced techniques, learn how to contour facial features, create a flawless foundation with an introduction to airbrushing. This course is not just about make-up, it is about considering the whole look for the bride on her special day. OXCCJ19DA

OX

Available on request

2 Days

£120

£120

£120

Day Make-up This is an ideal course for those wishing to refresh their basic skills or for those who just want to learn how to apply make-up professionally. This course will cover basic skin care, application of make-up and more. You will receive a college certificate. BYCCJ18DA

BY

Available on request

2 Days

£120

£120

£120

OXCCJ18DA

OX

Available on request

2 Days

£120

£120

£120

Fake Bake Tanning - Manual or Spray Fake Bake is one of the UK’s leading self tanning companies. Learn either the manual (lotion) or spray applications, including product knowledge. You will receive a company certificate and badge. OXCCJ29DA

OX

Available on request

1 Day

£95

£95

£95

BYCCJ29DA

BY

Available on request

1 Day

£95

£95

£95

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42 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Hair, Beauty and Therapies

Health, Safety, Security and Employment This is an additional mandatory qualification that runs concurrently with the following courses as a requirement to full certification of the main qualification: Level 3 Reflexology, Level3 Body Massage, Level 2 Nail Extensions, Level 2 Manicure and Pedicure and Level 2 Makeup Certificate. OXCCJ21DA

OX

Available on request

6 Weeks

£21

£21

£21

Improve Your Retail Sales This is a course in sales aimed at the Hair & Beauty industry. Learn some of the basic techniques that will help boost your retail or treatment sales as well as your confidence. You will receive a college certificate. OXCCJ20DA

OX

Available on request

2 Days

£120

£120

£120

Jo-Jo Price International Make-Up Artist A four day intensive course covering fashion and bridal looks at an advanced level with Jo-Jo Price, international make-up artist. You will receive a college certificate BYCCJ34DA

BY

Monday to Thursday

15/02/2010

18/02/2010

4 Days

£150

£150

£150

Nail Art You must hold or be working towards a recognised manicure/pedicure or nail technology certificate. This course will guide you through the perfect introduction to Nail Art covering all basic techniques. You will receive a college certificate. BYCCJ11DA

BY

Available on request

1 Day

£98

£98

£98

OXCCJ11DA

OX

Available on request

1 Day

£98

£98

£98

Refresh your Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Skills Refresh Beauty Therapy skills: a tailor-made programme for students with beauty experience who want to return to the industry. This course could lead to employment, self employment or further training. You will receive a college certificate. Telephone interview required. OXCCJ41DA

OX

10:00-15:00

Available on request

2 Days

£150

£150

£150

IR

BYCCJ41DA

BY

10:00-15:00

Available on request

2 Days

£150

£150

£150

IR

Tooth Fairy Tooth Fairy is a renowned company that specialises in tooth gems. You will cover theory of application, products and practical work. You will receive a company certificate OXCCJ33EA

OX

Available on request

Half Day

£26

£26

£26

BYCCJ33EA

BY

Available on request

Half Day

£26

£26

£26

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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Hair, Beauty and Therapies

Waxing This course offers beginners or those seeking a refresher the skills needed to competently carry out basic waxing treatments and offer advice. You will cover key Health and Safety, basic anatomy and physiology and practical work. You will receive a college certificate and could progress to the upgrade course to gain a VTCT qualification. BYCCJ10DA

BY

Available on request

2 Days

£150

£150

£150

OXCCJ10DA

OX

Available on request

2 Days

£150

£150

£150

Waxing Upgrade to VTCT On successful completion of the first two day waxing course, you have the chance to gain the VTCT Waxing Certificate. You will cover the hot wax method and will be set assignments. Your final day consists of assessments. If you do not hold the Health and Safety Diploma, you will need to attend a day course for delivery and complete assignments (fee £21.00 for the Health and Safety) OXCCJ35DA

OX

Available on request

2 Days

£75

£75

£75

BYCCJ35DA

BY

Available on request

2 Days

£75

£75

£75

Wedding Specialist Wedding Specialist is a tailor-made programme for students without hair and beauty experience. You will receive a college certificate and the course could lead to further training. Telephone interview required. BYCCJ47DA

BY

Available on request

£170

£170

£170

OXCCJ47DA

OX

Available on request

£170

£170

£170

Hairdressing Return to Hairdressing Return to Hairdressing: a tailor-made programme for students with hairdressing experience who want to return to the industry. The course could lead to employment, self employment or further training. You will receive a college certificate. Telephone interview required. BYCCJ40DA

BY

Available on request

2 Days

£150

£150

£150

IR

OXCCJ40DA

OX

Available on request

2 Days

£150

£150

£150

IR

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44 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Hair, Beauty and Therapies

Therapies Stone Therapy Massage You must have a recognised massage qualification/Level 3 beauty or be working towards one. Stone theory involves the use of heated and cooled stones. It uses traditional methods and healing practices of the Native American Indians that offer physiological benefits beyond measure. You will receive a college certificate. BYCCJ07DA

BY

Available on request

1 Day

£98

£98

£98

OXCCJ07DA

OX

Available on request

1 Day

£98

£98

£98

Thermal Auricular Therapy You must have a recognised Level 2 beauty therapy qualification or be working towards one. You will need the Health and Safety Diploma (£21.00) if you do not already have it. Learn this ancient technique of ear candling to help cleanse the ears, relax the mind and help relieve some ear, nose and throat problems. You will cover both theory and practical. You will receive a VTCT Certificate. OXCTJ23EA

OX

Available on request

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

5 Weeks

£135

£135

£135


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Health, Safety and Security First Aid Emergency First Aid at Work This one day course is ideal for smaller workplaces which present few Health and Safety risks where a nominated or appointed person is required to take charge in the event of illness or an accident. OXCTK68DA

OX

On demand

1 Day

£110

£110

£110

First Aid at Work This three day course covers the practical skills needed by a first aider in the workplace and is legally compliant with Health and Safety first aid regulations introduced in October 2009. OXCTK66DA

OX

On demand

3 Days

£258

£258

£258

Safety and Security Certificate in Conflict Management This course is open to individuals who hold an SIA security licence. Candidates need to have taken the door supervision or security guarding course previously. The course examines how staff can reduce the risks of assault through non physical methods. Completion of this qualification will open the door to employment in the security industry. OXCTK67DA

OX

On demand

3 Days

£0

£250

£0

Certificate in Conflict Management – Level 2

This NCFE Level 2 distance learning course consists of two units and aims to help learners to protect themselves and work colleagues by examining conflict in the workplace and how to take practical steps to prevent or minimise its incidence and impact. OXCTEA2Z0

DL

On demand

15 Weeks

£0

£85

£0

Certificate for CCTV Operators This Level 2 certificate opens the door to working in the security industry. It covers the use of equipment, roles and responsibilities, Health and Safety, codes of practice and legislation. No prior qualifications required. OXCTK44D0

OX

On demand

4 Days

£0

£350

£0

Certificate for Door Supervision

Door supervisors are responsible for safety in premises such as bars, pubs and nightclubs. The course covers checking people’s suitability, searching them for drugs or weapons, dealing with conflict, restraining and escorting individuals off premises and dealing with emergencies. No prior qualifications required. OXCTK15DA

OX

On demand

3 Days

£0

£145

£0

Certificate for Security Guarding

Security guards work to protect life and property and help prevent crime. The course covers checking security, looking out for problems, searching vehicles and aircraft. No prior qualifications required. OXCTK20DA

OX

On demand

3 Days

£0

£145

£0

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Languages Foreign Languages French 1 - Beginners Introduction This is a five week introductory course. On the French Level 1 course you will learn to introduce and talk about yourself, meet and greet people and become familiar with the pronunciation of the French alphabet. The introduction is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic French and has no previous knowledge of the language. BYL1N10ED

BY

Wednesday

19:00-21:00

13/01/2010

10/02/2010

5 Weeks

£47

£47

£47

Online

French Conversation Plus This is an informal, stimulating and interactive course in which you will develop and practise your language skills in a more sophisticated way. Your starting point will be a refresher of what you have learnt at lower levels. You will develop and practise your speaking, listening and reading skills. You will learn to speak French with increasing confidence, by taking part in conversations, role-plays, surveys, discussions and simulations. You will give short presentations, express your opinion, evaluate and justify points of view. OXAEN15DB

OX

Tuesday

10:30-12:30

19/01/2010

30/03/2010

10 Weeks

£105

£105

£105

Online

OXAEN15DC

OX

Tuesday

10:30-12:30

20/04/2010

15/06/2010

8 Weeks

£85

£85

£85

Online

Talk French on Holiday A hands-on course to help you get by in a number of everyday situations you may find yourself in as a tourist. The course covers topics such as shopping for food and drink, hotel/self-catering accommodation, tourist information, leisure facilities, and making a complaint. OXL1N11DA

OX

Tuesday

10:30-12:30

20/04/2010

29/06/2010

10 Weeks

£105

£105

£105

Online

BYL1N11EA

BY

Wednesday

19:00-21:00

21/04/2010

30/06/2010

10 Weeks

£105

£105

£105

Online

German 1 - Beginners Introduction This is an introductory course. In the German Level 1 course you will learn to introduce and talk about yourself, meet and greet people and become familiar with the pronunciation of the language. The introduction is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic German, and has no previous knowledge of the language. OXL1N20EB

BY

Thursday

19:00-21:00

14/01/2010

11/02/2010

5 Weeks

£47

£47

£47

Online

BYL1N20EB

OX

Thursday

19:00-21:00

14/01/2010

11/02/2010

5 Weeks

£47

£47

£47

Online

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Languages

Japanese 1 - Beginners Introduction The introduction is the first part of the Japanese Level 1 course. It will enable complete beginners to speak Japanese from the start. You will learn to introduce yourself, meet and greet, and become familiar with the sound and pronunciation of the language. BYL1N40EA

BY

Tuesday

19:00-21:00

12/01/2010

09/02/2010

5 Weeks

£47

£128

£23

Online

BYL1N40EA

BY

Tuesday

19:00-21:00

12/01/2010

09/02/2010

5 Weeks

£47

£128

£23

Online

OXL1N40EB

OX

Wednesday

19:00-21:00

13/01/2010

10/02/2010

5 Weeks

£47

£47

£47

Online

Russian 1 - Beginners Introduction This is a five week introductory course. On the Russian Level 1 course you will learn to introduce and talk about yourself, meet and greet people and become familiar with the Russian alphabet. The introduction is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic Russian, and has no previous knowledge of the language. OXL1N80EB

OX

Monday

19:00-21:00

11/01/2010

10/02/2010

5 Weeks

£5

£47

£47

Online

Spanish 1 - Beginners Introduction This is an introductory course. On the Spanish Level 1 course you will learn to introduce and talk about yourself, meet and greet people and become familiar with the sound of the language. The introduction is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic Spanish, and has no previous knowledge of the language. OXL1N90ED

OX

Tuesday

19:00-21:00

12/01/2010

09/02/2010

5 Weeks

£47

£47

£47

Online

BYL1N90ED

BY

Wednesday

19:00-21:00

13/01/2010

10/02/2010

5 Weeks

£47

£47

£47

Online

Talk Spanish on Holiday A hands-on course to help you get by in a number of everyday situations you may find yourself in as a tourist. The course covers topics such as shopping for food and drink, hotel/self-catering accommodation, tourist information, leisure facilities, and making a complaint. OXL1N91EA

OX

Thursday

19:00-21:00

22/04/2010

01/07/2010

10 Weeks

£105

£105

£105

Online

BYL1N91EA

BY

Thursday

19:00-21:00

22/04/2010

01/07/2010

10 Weeks

£105

£105

£105

Online

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48 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Languages

ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages These courses are for people who live in the UK and want to improve their English. They run throughout the year and are aimed at students aged 16 and over. Your teachers will prepare you for the Trinity ESOL Skills for Life exams. All courses cover Citizenship, Life in the UK, Study Skills, Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing skills. Courses are at a range of levels. We will interview you to decide which class is best for you. Fees Courses are free for learners entitled to free tuition see page 8. Full-time

Morning

15 hours/week

20 Weeks

£498

Part-time

Day and evening

6 hours/week

20 Weeks

£326

ESOL Skills for Life and Work – 6 or 15 hours/week We also offer free ESOL courses for students who need to focus on improving their reading and writing skills. These courses include maths, ICT and tasters in vocational subjects. You will be studying towards nationally recognised qualifications.

EFL English as a Foreign Language These courses are for people who are temporary residents in the UK and wish to get an internationally recognized Cambridge Certificate, i.e. FCE, CAE, and IELTS. They run throughout the year and are aimed at students aged 16 and over. You will learn through activities aimed at improving grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, speaking and listening. There are also trips to places of interest in the UK. We will interview you to decide which class is best for you. Fees Full-time

Morning

11 January – 12 February 2010

15 Hours/Week

5 Weeks

£625

Full-time

Morning

22 February – 2 April 2010

15 Hours/Week

6 Weeks

£750

Full-time

Morning

19 April – 28 May 2010

15 Hours/Week

6 Weeks

£625

Full-time

Morning

7 June – 25 June 2020

15 Hours/Week

3 Weeks

£500

Part-time

Day and evening

11 January – 26 March 2010

2 Hours/Week

5 Weeks

£140

Part-time

Day and evening

19 April – 25 July 2010

2 Hours/Week

6 Weeks

£140

Part-time

Day and evening

19 April – 28 May 2010 (FCE preparation)

2 Hours/Week

6 Weeks

£85

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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Media, Music and Performing Arts Performing Arts BTEC Professional Diploma in Light & Sound - Theatre Management A dynamic year course that has been introduced for those individuals who want a professional qualification in theatre management. You might be already employed in this area of work and have GCSEs, A levels and/or a related qualification in higher education. The qualification has been developed and is supported by PLASA (Professional Light and Sound Association) and APRS (the Association of Professional Recording Services). To successfully undertake this diploma you will be progressing towards a career in the theatre. This might be within the technical support area, or as a stage manager in a company. There may be some evenings added to this programme for production purposes. OXCTL24D0

OX

Monday

09:00 -18:00

11/01/2010

17/06/2010

24 Weeks

£0

£735

£95

Media/Journalism/Writing 16-19: Media Production Workshop For those of you wishing to learn media skills such as filming, editing and sound, using final cut pro. OXCCL66DA

OX

Wednesday

09:30-16:30

06/04/2010

09/04/2010

1 Week

£150

£150

£150

Online

OXCCL66DB

OX

Wednesday

09:30-16:30

05/07/2010

08/07/2010

1 Week

£150

£150

£150

Online

Analysing a Creative Business This course focuses upon the creative business world and looks at the future market place in terms of placing your product. It looks at ways to improve businesses. The emphasis is upon group discussion and sharing knowledge. BYCUL02EA

BY

Wednesday

18:00-21:00

13/01/2010

24/03/2010

10 Weeks

£150

£150

£150

Online

Business Skills - Creative Arts Following on from the previous course, this one teaches business skills to those of you who have creative arts businesses and require more in depth knowledge and advice. BYCUL04DB

BY

Friday

09:30-16:30

15/01/2010

15/01/2010

1 Week

£150

£150

£150

Online

BYCUL04DC

BY

Friday

09:30-16:30

07/05/2010

07/05/2010

1 Week

£150

£150

£150

Online

£150

£150

£150

Online

Promoting Creative Products For those who wish to learn key promotional techniques in terms of marketing your creative arts business. BYCUL03EA

BY

Wednesday

18:00-21:00

14/04/2010

23/06/2010

10 Weeks

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50 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Media, Music and Performing Arts

APPLE : Aperture For those who wish to learn more about photoshop applications using specific Mac programs. OXCCL69EA

OX

Wednesday

18:30-21:00

21/04/2010

26/05/2010

6 Weeks

£150

£150

£150

Online

£150

£150

£150

Online

APPLE : Logic For those who wish to apply music/sound/audio to productions using specific Mac programs. OXCCL68EA

OX

Wednesday

18:30-21:00

24/02/2010

31/03/2010

6 Weeks

Women into the Creative Arts For those who wish to progress your business within this exciting area. You will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of tasks that will either enable you to progress your business skills and/or learn new ones. BYCUL05DC

BY

Friday

09:30-16:30

12/02/2010

12/02/2010

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk

1 Week

£100

£100

£100

Online


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Motorsport Composite Materials Basic Trimming of Composites This course is ideal for people without previous experience who want to learn and understand the practical techniques used for trimming composite parts. BCAED16DA

BIC

On demand

1 Week

£1050 £1050 £1050

Inset Course : Composite Materials An intensive course, ideal for technicians and teachers who want a general introduction to composite materials. Study includes understanding and practical application of two common processing methods. BCAED19DA

BIC

On demand

1 Week

£650

£650

£650

Introduction to Composite Materials Ideal for those who want a general introduction to composite materials, the course includes understanding and practical application of four processing methods. Aimed at people who would like to understand or use composite materials and do not know where to start. BCAED06DA

BIC

On demand

1 Week

£950

£950

£950

Prepreg Mould Making This course is aimed at beginners who want to learn and understand the practical techniques for producing composite tooling using preimpregnated composite materials. BCAED15DA

BIC

On demand

1 Week

£950

£950

£950

Prepreg Laminating - Intermediate Ideal for people who want to progress their laminating skills with prepreg composite materials. This course focuses on understanding the practical techniques for using a range of core materials to produce sandwich structures with prepreg composite materials. BCAED14DA

BIC

On demand

1 Week

£950

£950

£950

Prepreg Laminating - Advanced This course is for people who want to progress their skills to lead laminator/supervisory level with prepreg composite materials. The course focuses on understanding the theory and practical techniques associated with key manufacturing processes, with emphasis on production controls and fault diagnosis throughout. BCAED17DA

BIC

On demand

1 Week

£1050 £1050 £1050

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Teaching, Assessing, Guidance Teaching, Assessing, Guidance Certificate in English Language Teaching To Adults The certificate provides an initial training for people entering the profession. Successful completion of the course has enabled many candidates to find their first teaching post as it is a qualification highly regarded by employers. It is also the first step (Module 1) for teachers wishing to get QTS (Qualified Teaching Status) to work in ESOL teaching in the public sector. OXCTE50DD

OX

Monday

09:30-17:00

05/07/2010

30/07/2010

4 Weeks

£0

£801

£101

OXCTE50DE

OX

Monday

09:30-13:15

08/01/2010

01/04/2010

11 Weeks

£0

£801

£0

OXCTE50EB

OX

Tuesday

18:00-21:00

12/01/2010

24/06/2010

20 Weeks

£0

£801

£101

OXCTE50DB

OX

Monday

09:30-13:15

19/04/2010

02/07/2010

12 Weeks

£0

£801

£101

Introduction to Trainer Skills This award aims to provide participants with a sound introduction to the concepts of training. It is an intensive course, delivered over two days, and is ideal for those who train others in organisations. The course is based on the training cycle, covering planning (including session planning), delivery and evaluation (self, peer group and course evaluation). Participants teach a 10 minute micro lesson and complete a short multi-choice questionnaire as assessment. BYCCE03DA

BY

Thursday

09:00-16:00

04/02/2010

05/02/2010

2 Days

£175

£175

£175

Online

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector This award aims to provide participants with a sound introduction to the concepts of teaching. It can be an intensive course over five days (straddling a weekend) or a ten week evening class. It is ideal for those who are considering a career change into teaching adults. Participants teach a 30 minute micro lesson and complete a number of written assignments at either Level 3 or 4. This course is ideal preparation for progression onto the CertEd/PGCE. BYCTE96EA

BY

Wednesday

17:30-20:45

13/01/2010

24/03/2010

10 Weeks

£0

£274

£54

BCCTE96DB

BC

Wednesday to Thursday

09:00-16:00

04/03/2010

10/03/2010

1 Week

£0

£274

£54

BCCTE96DC

BC

Wednesday to Thursday

09:00-16:00

13/05/2010

19/05/2010

1 Week

£0

£274

£54

BYCTE96DA

BY

Wednesday to Thursday

09:00-16:00

17/06/2010

29/06/2010

1 Week

£0

£274

£54

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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Teaching, Assessing, Guidance

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector – Skills for Life This award aims to provide participants with a sound introduction to the concepts of teaching. It can be an intensive course over five days (straddling a weekend) or a ten week evening class. It is ideal for those who are considering a career change into teaching adults. Participants teach a 30 minute micro lesson and complete a number of written assignments at either Level 3 or 4. This course is ideal preparation for progression onto the CertEd/PGCE. This PTLLS course is specifically designed for those who are planning on teaching literacy or numeracy. OXCTE96DA

OX

Wednesday

09:00-16:00

24/02/2010

02/03/2010

1 Week

£0

£274

£54

Assess Candidates A1 This unit is appropriate for you if you are assessing NVQ candidates against agreed standards of competence using a range of methods, giving candidates feedback on your decisions and contributing to the internal quality assurance process. OXAAE01W0

Offsite

On demand

1 Year

£745

£745

£745

Verify Candidates V1 This unit is appropriate for you if your role involves evaluating the internal assessment process, monitoring and reviewing audit systems and carrying out related moderation activities. OXVAE01W0

Offsite

On demand

1 Year

£745

£745

£745

Online

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54 PART-TIME PROSPECTUS

Maps and Directions Car parking at OCVC is limited so the college strongly encourages you to use public transport or alternative means wherever possible. The campuses are all served by good public transport links which are cheap and reliable. We encourage students to cycle. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for you, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for the environment and it reduces traffic congestion on campus.

Banbury campus

Bicester campus

Broughton Road, Banbury OX16 9QA

Telford House, Telford Road, Bicester OX26 4LA

From Banbury train station On leaving the station head up past the taxi rank to Bridge Street, turn left down to the crossroads. Cross the main road and continue along past Castle Quay shopping centre on the right and through the pedestrianised High Street, following the road up to the Banbury Cross roundabout.

From Bicester North train station On leaving the station turn right on to Buckingham Road and continue until you reach Churchill Road on your right. Follow Churchill Road to the end and turn left into Launton Road. Continue and turn right into Telford Road and then take the first left. The campus is at the far end on the left. Walking time 30 minutes.

Go straight across on to West Bar Street and follow the road round to the right. The college entrance is on your right. Walking time 20 minutes. From Banbury bus station On leaving the station head out alongside the Castle Quay shopping centre and follow directions as given for the train station above.

From Bicester Town train station On leaving the station turn left into London Road and continue until you reach the turning on your right for Launton Road. Follow Launton Road and turn right when you reach Telford Road and then take the first left. The campus is at the far end on the left. Walking time 35 minutes. From Bicester bus station On leaving the station turn left on to Manorsfield Road, continue past the Market Square until you reach the turning on your left for Launton Road. Follow Launton Road until you reach Telford Industrial Estate on your right. Turn right on to Telford Road and take the first left. The campus is at the far end on the left. Walking time 40 minutes.

For information call customer services on 01865 550550 | Email: enquiries@ocvc.ac.uk


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Blackbird Leys campus

Oxford campus

Cuddesdon Way, Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 6HN

Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1SA

By Car Approach from the City ring road to the BMW Works roundabout. This roundabout is easy to recognise because it is at the heart of the BMW Works area. Turn away from the direction of the City (right if travelling anti-clockwise, left if clockwise). Proceed along Garsington Road and Watlington Road, passing through two sets of traffic lights. At the third set opposite Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home Centre turn right into Cuddesdon Way, the College is a few hundred yards along this road on the left hand side.

From Oxford train station Follow road signs for the Ice Rink. The college is situated opposite the Ice Rink on Oxpens Road. 10 minutes walk.

By Bus Oxford Bus Co. No. 5 & Stagecoach No. 1 both run a regular service. The main city centre stops are in Queen Street, numbered F4 for Oxford Bus Co. and F7 for Stagecoach. The Stagecoach route also stops at the railway station. You need to get off at Balfour Road and walk back up to Blackbird Leys Road (this is the road that the bus has just turned off).

From the Carfax Tower in the City centre Go along Queen Street (past M&S on your left). At the end of the road turn left into Castle Street and continue on Norfolk Street to the junction with Thames Street and Oxpens Road. Turn right into Oxpens Road and the main college entrance is directly opposite the Ice Rink. 15 minutes walk.

Turn left and continue to the junction with Cuddesdon Way (row of shops on your right). Turn left into Cuddesdon Way and the Blackbird Leys campus is on your right.

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