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Part time Prospectus 2011 – 12 If you have any questions or require more information about any of the part time courses listed in this prospectus please contact Learner Services at the college on 01780 484311.


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Welcome to NCS ...thank you for taking an interest in New College Stamford and our courses - it’s all about you. For adult students it’s not always easy to make a return to education and that’s why we provide an outstanding student support service to help you every step of the way. You may wish to learn for a number of reasons - be it for pleasure, for career progression, or to fulfil legislative requirements at work. We have exciting partnerships and a collaborative working relationship between students, staff, the community, local business and various University partners. Together we are working to ensure that whatever path you wish to take, there will be something on offer for you at New College Stamford.

We also produce more detailed information on all courses in our Higher Education and Further Education propectuses.

We are focused on success, your success, and we really care that you reach your goals. We are big enough to offer choice, but just the right size to care. If you want to find out more please call our Course Information line on 01780 484311/320 or come in for a chat. If you are interested in applying for a course online, please visit our website www.stamford.ac.uk to visit our E-Prospectus. Learning can be fun, stimulating and rewarding, let us show you how. We look forward to welcoming you to New College Stamford.

Andrew Patience • Principal

Where we’re located... The town of Stamford is situated 100 miles north of London, just off the A1, which was the old Great North Road leading to York and Edinburgh. Captured in time by its conservation status this once major wool town has retained much of its old world charm and prosperity.

Many of the buildings are constructed from old Lincolnshire limestone, hence the town's distinguished appearance and popularity with tourists and movie directors alike. Despite a modest population of 18,000 the town boasts 11 churches, 30 pubs, 20 restaurants and over 10 quality hotels and guest houses. Most of the pubs serve Real Ale and are conveniently within walking distance of town centre, railway and bus stations.

New College Stamford is situated in England’s first conservation town with great facilities and outstanding local services all readily accessible and no more than 30 minutes from Peterborough, Corby, Melton and Oakham. Stamford is a place where you can enjoy a dynamic learning experience in a vibrant and historic town with excellent transport links. Come and visit us and see just why we are the region’s number one choice.


Q&As about part time courses How do I enrol? • Complete the enclosed application form and send payments and documents to New College Stamford, Drift Road, Stamford PE9 1XA • In person at New College Stamford, Drift Road, Stamford PE9 1XA. We are open five days a week Monday to Thursday 9:00 - 17:00 and Friday 9:00 - 16:30. • Online at www.stamford.ac.uk Please remember you need to fully complete an application form and have paid the appropriate fees (or have provided the appropriate evidence for remission of fees) before you can start a course. Places cannot be reserved without payment. It is advisable to enrol before the start of the course otherwise there is a high risk that a place will not be available. How much will it cost? The fees for most courses consist of tuition fees and exam fees. Please read the following sections to determine what fees you should pay. Most courses are full cost and you will be required to pay the tuition fee and exam fee for these courses. Please ensure you know what fees you must pay before sending off payment with your form. Am I entitled to remission of tuition fees? You could qualify for remitted tuition fees if you are: • Aged 16-18 (see separate note) • Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (work related activity group) • Receiving Job Seekers Allowance. You must provide the original eligibility letter showing the entitlement dates as evidence to claim remission. What does a 16-18 have to pay? You will not have to pay any tuition or exam fees for any course EXCEPT courses marked full cost or ‘HE’. I am aged under 16 - can I still enrol on a course? You will need to obtain written authority from the Head of your school to attend. The fees you will be charged will be different to those listed (usually higher) and you should contact the college for further details.

What fees do I pay if I am an overseas student? If you have been resident in the UK or EU for less than 3 years and you are not a UK or EU national, you will be required to pay the overseas fees rate. This is usually £9 per taught hour (plus exam fees). Please contact Learner Services for further information. Data protection New College Stamford collects information about all its students for various administrative, academic and health and safety reasons. You will be asked to consent to this when you complete the application form. Resits For some qualifications there is an additional charge if you resit an examination. Exam fees Once you have enrolled for a programme you may be automatically registered for an examination. If you subsequently leave the course the examination fee is non-refundable. Privacy notice 2011/12 How we use your personal information The personal information you provide is passed to the Chief Executive of Skills Funding (“the Agency”) and, when needed, the Young People’s Learning Agency for England (“the YPLA”) to meet legal duties under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, and for the Agency’s Learning Records Service (LRS) to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN). The information you provided may be shared with other partner organisation for purposes relating to education or training. Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of partner organisation are available at: http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/privacy.htm http://www.ypla.gov.uk.privacy.htm and http://www.learningrecordsservice.org.uk/ documentlibrary/documents/Code+of+Practice +for+Sharing+of+Personal+Information.htm Further information about data protection and registration of the college can be obtained from www.ico.gov.uk or The Data Protection Officer in the Information Services/Exams office at the College. How can I find out more about a course? Contact the Advice and Guidance team on 01780 484311 or 01780 484320.

Equal Opportunities New College Stamford recognises that there are certain groups of people who may face particular educational and vocational disadvantages, which need to be addressed through a firm commitment to the ethos of equal opportunities in education and employment. New College Stamford’s policy is to combat prejudice and discrimination in any form, particularly that derived from differences in race, gender, sexuality, disability, religious belief or age. Course entry requirements are stated as the level of academic ability required to undertake the course whilst having the best possible chance of success. New College Stamford is committed to widening participation and therefore, where applicants do not have the stated entry qualification, they may submit alternative evidence to reinforce their application, together with a supporting portfolio. In the absence of formal qualifications applicants may be asked to complete the College's own assessment.

Commitment to students We value diversity and are determined to ensure: • That we treat all individuals fairly, with dignity and respect • That the opportunities we provide are open to all • That we provide a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all staff, students and visitors • That students have a range of curriculum choices and impartial guidance so that they are enabled to achieve realistic goals and qualifications with support appropriate to their individual needs. We are concerned about the safety of all our students and thus you will be expected to produce your ID card when requested. We hope that all students will commit to valuing equality and celebrating diversity.


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Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage

Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage

This course provides students with the necessary understanding and skills to provide stone therapy massage treatments for clients. Candidates can progress into other areas of the beauty therapy industry or complementary therapy industry and or directly into employment or self employment with this qualification.

This course provides students with the necessary understanding and skills to provide Indian head massage treatments for clients. Students can progress into other areas of the beauty therapy industry or complementary therapy industry or directly into employment or self employment with this qualification.

NCS course code: C3STM1E Day: Wednesday Start Date: 14th September Weeks: 32 weeks Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Tuition Fee: £680 Registration/Exam Fee: £41 Full cost

Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage This course provides students with the necessary understanding and skills to provide Swedish massage treatments for clients. Candidates can progress into other areas of the beauty therapy industry or complementary therapy industry and or directly into employment or self employment with this qualification. NCS course code: C3SWM1E Day: Wednesday Start Date: 14th September Weeks: 32 weeks Time: 5pm - 8pm Tuition Fee: £680 Registration/Exam Fee: £41 Full cost

Assessor’s Award Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment This competence based qualification is essential for those who need to assess candidates on NVQ programmes. In order to complete this qualification, it is necessary to have NVQ candidates to assess. NCS course code: A3WOR1D

NCS course code: C3IHM1E

Day: Thursday

Day: Thursday Weeks: 30 weeks

Start Date: 22nd September (repeats November, February and April)

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

End Date: Flexible

Tuition Fee: £630

Weeks: Flexible

Registration/Exam Fee: £36

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Full cost

Tuition Fee: £550

Start Date: 15th September

Registration/Exam Fee: £45

Level 3 Certificate in Massage using Pre-Blended Oils

Full cost

Assessor’s Award Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

This course provides students with the necessary understanding to work as a beauty therapist specialising in massage. Students can progress directly into employment or self employment with this qualification. Progression opportunities also exist in the form of specialist VTCT vocationally related qualifications at levels 3 and 4.

This competence based qualification is essential for those who need to assess candidates on NVQ programmes. In order to complete this qualification, it is necessary to have NVQ candidates to assess.

NCS course code: C3MOI1E

NCS course code: A3AVA1D

Day: Thursday

Day: Thursday

Start Date: 15th September Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Start Date: 22nd September (repeats November, February and April)

Tuition Fee: £680

End Date: Flexible

Registration/Exam Fee: £36

Weeks: Flexible

Full cost

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Weeks: 32 weeks

Tuition Fee: £550 Registration/Exam Fee: £45 Full cost

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Assessor’s Award Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement This competence based qualification is essential for those who need to assess candidates on NVQ programmes. In order to complete this qualification, it is necessary to have NVQ candidates to assess. NCS course code: C3AVA1D Day: Thursday Start Date: 22nd September (repeats November, February and April) End Date: Flexible Weeks: Flexible Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm Tuition Fee: £550 Registration/Exam Fee: £60 Full cost

Internal Verifier's Award Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices This competence based qualification is essential for those who need to internally verify the assessment of NVQ candidates. In order to complete this qualification, it is necessary to have NVQ assessors to internally verify.

Internal Verifier’s Award - Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice This competence based qualification is essential for those who need to internally verify the assessment of NVQ candidates. In order to complete this qualification, it is necessary to have NVQ assessors to internally verify.

Day: Thursday

NCS course code: FNHSCAP

Start Date: 22nd September (repeats November, February and April)

Day: Wednesday

End Date: Flexible

Time: 2pm - 8pm

Weeks: Flexible

Tuition Fee: £1,665 for first year

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

HE

Start Date: 14th September Weeks: 30 weeks (3yr PT course)

Tuition Fee: £725 Exam Fee: £57 Full cost

Foundation Degree for Learning Practitioners This programme aims to develop your skills and understanding of the role of a Teaching Assistant working in a range of educational contexts, including early years, primary and secondary settings. It is a way to begin study which can lead to qualified teacher status. NCS course code: FNLPRAP Day: Tuesday

Day: Thursday

Start Date: 13th September

Start Date: 22nd September (repeats November, February and April)

Weeks: 30 weeks (2yr PT course)

Weeks: Flexible

This foundation degree will allow you to gain the knowledge you need to understand how the modern health and social care service works. It will allow you to gain individual research skills and independence as well as providing you with a range of professional skills you will need to gain employment or to assist your further professional career development.

NCS course code: A4IQA1D

NCS course code: C4LQA1D

End Date: Flexible

Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care

Time: 1pm - 8pm Tuition Fee: £1,665 for first year HE

Foundation Degree in Children's Services (Early Childhood) This course provides students with a unique opportunity to study alongside other practitioners who work or volunteer in a variety of children's services. Students on this course will be able to: • Improve professional skills in working with children • Study the development of children at degree level • Gain a wider understanding of practice that supports families in the wider community • Lay the foundation for studies to honours degree NCS course code: FNCHSAP Day: Wednesday Start Date: 14th September Weeks: 30 weeks (3yr PT course)

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Time: 1pm - 8pm

Tuition Fee: £725

Tuition Fee: £1,665 for first year

Registration/Exam Fee: £75

HE

Full cost


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NCFE Level 2 Award in Creative Craft Using Art and Design This course will allow people in the local community to develop an idea for an art/design piece, create it, showcase it and evaluate it. The course involves mixed-media so will appeal to a wide range of people. NCS course code: AWCCA1E Day: Thursday Start Date: 15th September Weeks: 30 weeks Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tuition Fee: £240 Registration/Exam Fee: £34 Full cost

NCFE Level 2 Award in Radio Production This course is designed to encourage more of the 'general' programming, particularly in the evening with adult students who live in town who will be able to provide a 'voice' for the local area. NCS course code: AWRPR1E Day: Wednesday Start Date: 14th September Weeks: 15 weeks Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tuition Fee: £180 Registration/Exam Fee: £40 Full cost

Introduction to Counselling Concepts

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

This course is an introduction to basic counselling skills and their application and is of proven value to people in both their personal and working lives. It is specifically suitable for those who have little or no prior knowledge or experience of counselling even though they may be well qualified and experienced elsewhere. It offers an opportunity for personal or professional/ occupational development for those who work or deal regularly with other people, particularly in a supportive or advisory capacity.

This course is for those who wish to study and use counselling in their work roles e.g. nursing, teaching, social work, working with voluntary organisations, policing and the armed forces and all occupational settings where counselling is used successfully. It is also suitable for those whose qualification goal is to achieve professional status in counselling.

This course is available for those who teach a few hours in the Lifelong Learning Sector - post 16 and adult education. It is necessary to have achieved the PTTLS qualification before enrolling on this more advanced qualification. Applicants must have some teaching experience to undertake this course.

NCS course code: DPTHC1D

NCS course code: C3PTL1E

Day: Friday

Day: Thursday

Start Date: 21st September

Start Date: 1st December

NCS course code: AWCOU1D

Weeks: 31 weeks

Weeks: 22 weeks

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Time: 5:30pm - 8:45pm

Start Date: (i) 29th September 2011 (ii) 5th January 2012 (iii) 27th April 2012

Tuition Fee: £760

Tuition Fee: £500

Registration/Exam Fee: £90

Registration/Exam Fee: £95

Full cost

Full cost

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)

This course is a basic introduction to teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It covers practical aspects of teaching under-pinned by some theory. This course is for anyone who wishes to teach learners who are 16+ years. The PTTLS is now obligatory for anyone who is wishing to teach in post 16 education or training.

This programme is for those who teach a substantial number of hours in the Lifelong Learning Sector – post 16 and adult education. Applicants must be teaching in order to take the qualification.

NCS course code: A3PTL1E

Start Date: 14th September

Day: Wednesday

Weeks: 35 weeks (each year 2yr PT course)

Certificate to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTTLS)

Weeks: 10 weeks Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Tuition Fee: £160 Registration/Exam Fee: £34 Full cost

Certificate in Counselling Skills This course is for those who wish to learn and practise a range of counselling skills. It is specifically suitable for those who wish to enhance their current role by becoming more proficient across a range of counselling skills. It is also for those who wish to progress to Practitioner Level in Counselling e.g. by undertaking AQA Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and who see skills acquisition and practice as a sound basis for beginning their training. NCS course code: C2COU1D Day: Thursday Start Date: 22nd September 2011 Weeks: £30 weeks Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Tuition Fee: £550 Registration/Exam Fee: £78 Full cost

Start Date: 14th September (further start dates in Dec and March) Weeks: 10 weeks Time: 5:30pm - 8:45pm Tuition Fee: £200 Registration/Exam Fee: £53 Full cost

NCS course code: DPTLLAP Day: Wednesday

Time: 3:00pm - 6:45pm Tuition Fee: £900 for first year HE


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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery The Diploma in Professional Cookery is aimed at learners who are either in full-time employment, progressing from level 2 or those who wish to enter the industry at a higher level. These qualifications cover a good grounding for any learner who wishes to progress within the professional cookery industry.

Level 2 Gym Instructor CYQ

English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)

This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.

This is a course for learners who have English as a second language. You will work towards a recognised City and Guilds qualification at an appropriate level which will reflect your progress in Speaking and Listening and Reading and Writing.

NCS course code: C2GIN1E Day: Thursday Start Date: 22nd September Weeks: 30 weeks Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

NCS course code: NV3PC1D

Tuition Fee: £540

Day: Wednesday

Registration/Exam Fee: £75

Start Date: 14th September

Full cost

Weeks: 33 weeks Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm Tuition Fee: £600 Registration/Exam Fee: £75 Not full cost

CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Food hygiene and safety training providers have identified a growing need to make food safety learning more relevant to specific business environments to increase effectiveness. Reflecting sectorspecific needs these food safety qualifications are required to address new National Occupational Standards. In line with this demand, the CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety have been designed to address the food safety and hygiene needs of the catering, manufacturing and retail sectors. NCS course code: AWFSC1E Day: Flexible Start Date: Any Time End Date: Any Time Weeks: 1 Day Course Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

OCR Level 3 Certificate in Business Language Competence Spanish This course is equivalent to an A Level and will consist of the following units: Listening to spoken Spanish, reading Spanish, doing business by telephone in Spanish, delivering prepared presentations in Spanish, writing in Spanish. NCS course code: C3IHM1E Day: Wednesday Start Date: 21st September Weeks: 30 weeks Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Tuition Fee: £500 Registration/Exam Fee: £75 Full cost

NCS course code: ESE301D Day: Wednesday Start Date: 14th September Weeks: 30 weeks Time: (i) 1:00pm - 3:00pm (ii) 6:00pm - 8:00pm Total Fee: EU Citizen - £220 Non EU Citizen - £550 Registration/Exam Fee: £17 Full cost

Improve your Numeracy This course will help you to improve your everyday numeracy skills. You will work towards gaining a recognised City and Guilds qualification, exploring the areas of basic number, measure shape and space and handling data. You will work at a level suitable for you. NCS course code: L1NUM1E Day: Thursday Start Date: 15th September Weeks: 30 weeks Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Total Fee: Free

Improve your Literacy This course will help you to improve your literacy skills. You will work towards gaining a recognised City and Guilds qualification in the areas of Speaking and Listening at and Reading and Writing at a level suitable for you.

Tuition Fee: £85

NCS course code: L1LIT1E

Registration/Exam Fee: £12

Day: Wednesday

Full cost

Start Date: 14th September Weeks: 30 weeks Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Total Fee: Free


NEW COLLEGE STAMFORD DRIFT ROAD, STAMFORD LINCOLNSHIRE PE9 1XA TEL: 01780 484300 MINICOM: 01780 484360 WWW.STAMFORD.AC.UK


New College Stamford – part-time prospectus