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more than just an education


WELCOME Welcome to NPTC Group of Colleges and to our Higher Education (HE) prospectus. We are pleased to have developed a number of degree programmes in partnership with a range of Higher Education institutions. All our HE courses have been designed with your employment and future careers in mind and we strive to give our graduates the best experience and knowledge to equip them for the working world. We are very proud of the quality of our courses and the staff who teach them. We have some extremely dedicated specialists within their fields, who have chosen to work at NPTC Group of Colleges for the benefit of our students - so take advantage of this opportunity! Finally, I wish you every success in your studies and leave you safe in the knowledge that you will be joining a thriving College that offers one of the widest ranges of additional educational experiences in the country... that’s why we say NPTC Group of Colleges is:

more than just an education

Mark Dacey Chief Executive Officer, NPTC Group of Colleges

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Why Study for a Degree at NPTC Group of Colleges? ƒƒ Local You won’t need to move away from home to study making it easier to fit in with your work and family life.

ƒƒ Affordable Less travel costs and no need to move away from home. This can keep your living costs down to a manageable level.

ƒƒ Flexible Our Higher Education programmes often have fulltime and part-time routes. We try to organise the timetable so you can still work or carry out family commitments whilst you are studying.

ƒƒ Supportive Class sizes are smaller than at university, enabling you to receive more individual attention and guidance from your tutor.

ƒƒ Accelerate Accelerate your earning potential. Gaining a higher level qualification can give you the edge when looking for career and promotional opportunities. You gain higher level employability and industry specific skills.


CONTENTS This prospectus is provided to give Higher Education applicants some information about NPTC Group of Colleges and it will cover:

Welcome..............................................1 Where to Find Us?...............................3 What Degree is for You?......................5 How to Apply.......................................6 Fees & Funding...................................7 Student Voice......................................8 Alumni.................................................9 Access...............................................10 Art & Design......................................13 Business & Management...................15

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This prospectus gives details on all Higher Education programmes at ALL of our campuses across Wales. For details on all other courses offered by NPTC Group of Colleges, please check out our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk Information contained within this prospectus was correct at the time of production. NPTC Group of Colleges reserves the right to alter or cancel courses where circumstances demand. Every student is guaranteed equality of opportunity and access to programmes appropriate to their needs. Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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Where to find us WHERE TO FIND US?

Neath College Dŵr-y-Felin Road, Neath, SA10 7RF Tel: 01639 648000 Fax: 01639 648009 Llandarcy Academy of Sport Llandarcy Park, Skewen, Neath, SA10 6JD Tel: 01792 815545

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Swansea Campus St David’s Close Swansea Enterprise Zone Llansamlet, Swansea, SA6 8QL Tel: 01639 648120 Fax: 01639 648129

Afan College Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2AL Tel: 01639 648200 Fax: 01639 648209


Neath Port Talbot College and Coleg Powys, two of Wales’ largest colleges, merged on 1 August 2013 to form NPTC Group of Colleges.

Higher Education Campus

Non-HE Campus

Newtown College Llanidloes Road, Newtown, SY16 4HU Tel: 01686 614200 Fax: 01686 622246

Llandrindod Wells Campus Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5ES Tel: 01686 614300 Fax: 01597 825122

Brecon Beacons College Penlan, Brecon, LD3 9SR Tel: 01686 614400 Fax: 01874 622165

Pontardawe Campus Tawe House, Alloy Industrial Estate, Pontardawe, SA8 4EZ Tel: 01639 648100/6 Fax: 01639 648152

Maesteg Campus Unit 7, Spelter Industrial Estate, Maesteg, CF34 0TY Tel: 01639 648180 Fax: 01639 849234

The new College boasts nine campuses covering 30 per cent of the country’s land mass and reaching 270,000 residents from south to north Wales. We now provide one of the widest ranges of subject choices for learners in Wales with courses that appeal to all ages and interests. NPTC Group of Colleges has campuses across Wales; it is the ideal environment in which to combine studies with a superb quality of life. On the doorstep of some of the most beautiful parts of Wales, the College is easily reached by rail or road. Our location is perfect for those who like a mix of city life with the tranquillity of the countryside and seaside. Our Neath and Afan Colleges are ten minutes by road from Swansea with its stunning coastal scenery, lively nightlife and fantastic shopping; 30 minutes by road from Wales’ capital city, Cardiff; and two and a half hours by train from London. Our Brecon Beacons College is located in the midst of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is set in the shadow of a beautiful, rough and dramatic landscape that is draped in legend, stories and Welsh tradition. You can explore this beautiful scenery or travel to nearby historical Hereford and Gloucester. Newtown College is based in the heart of mid Wales and is only one hour by road to Birmingham; one hour forty-five minutes from Liverpool; and just two hours from Manchester. Nestling on the banks of the river Severn, Newtown is a pretty market town with a rich industrial heritage, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Wales has a lively and welcoming atmosphere which makes this part of the world the ideal place for learning! There is something for everyone: history, culture, beaches and nightlife. Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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WHAT DEGREE IS FOR YOU? NPTC Group of Colleges has a number of full- and part-time Higher Education courses available including Foundation Degrees, Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in a range of subjects, We know it can be a tough decision so here is a guide to HE qualifications.

Access to Higher Education

Foundation Degree

Degree BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons)

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If you have had a break from education or do not quite meet the entry requirements for a Higher Education course or you have not studied for a while then an Access Programme gives you the perfect preparation for studying at Degree level. A Foundation Degree combines academic study with workplace learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and productivity in the workplace. Foundation Degrees focus on a particular job or profession and are intended to increase the professional and technical skills of current or potential staff within a profession. An academic degree can be earned at many levels, the College offers three-year BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) programmes. Top-up degree programmes are of one-year duration and provide the third year following a Foundation Degree or HND programme.

A Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diplomas (HND) are work-related qualifications that combine theory and practical hands on experience. They are highly valued by employers and a HNC can usually take two years part-time or one year full-time to complete and you can progress onto a HND or a Foundation Degree. A HND is generally recognised as the equivalent to two years at university and you can usually progress directly onto the third year of a relevant degree programme. The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Professional Certificate in Education are for those who would like to pursue a teaching role within post16 education. You will be challenged to explore theories of teaching and learning and to examine the implications of such theories for your own development. The course itself focuses on harnessing your abilities as a teacher, and not on the subject that you intend to teach once you pass. A Professional Certificate in Education does not require a degree and is essential if you would like to pursue a career in teaching.

HND/HNC

Teaching Qualifications

If you are unsure of what course is right for you, please contact admissions: 01686 614400 / 01686 61200.


HOW TO APPLY FULL-TIME COURSES www.ucas.com Applications for all full-time courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS) using the online ‘apply’ system. Students are advised to apply as early as possible. UCAS can start receiving applications from as early as September each year. NPTC Group’s UCAS details are: Provider: NPTC Group Institution code: N13 All full-time courses will have a UCAS CODE - you will find these on the relevant course information sheets included in this pack or there is a list online at: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

PART-TIME COURSES & TOP-UP DEGREES Applications for all part-time courses and top-up Degrees should be made directly to NPTC Group of Colleges. Application forms are available online at: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk or you can request a hard copy from: NPTC Group Admissions: Neath College & Afan College Tel: 01639 648000 E-mail: admissions@nptcgroup.ac.uk Brecon Beacons College & Newtown College Tel: 01686 614400 / 01686 614200

Applicants can apply direct to the College for fulltime programmes. However, this route is subject to an administration fee.

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FEES & FUNDING Higher Education Tuition Fees

Higher Education Bursaries

Tuition fees are available in the Higher Eduction Fees and Financial Support document on the College website. You need to consider how you are going to pay the tuition fees of your programme. These are payable annually. You can either pay the tuition fee or you can apply to defer payment by taking out a Tuition Fee Loan.

The purpose of the Higher Education Student Bursary scheme is to provide full-time Higher Education students with financial assistance towards the cost of studying their Higher Education qualification. Bursaries are awarded by the College on an annual basis. The Higher Education Student Bursary is not available for repeating students. Bursary categories are outlined on the College’s virtual learning environment, Moodle, which students have access to on enrolment. This information can be found on the Higher Education Help Moodle page, located under Student Information.

If you have not already applied for a student loan, it is advisable to submit your application as soon as possible. You do this directly with Student Finance Wales: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/new-students.aspx. To complete your student loan application, you will need your UK Passport number (or birth certificate if you do not have a valid passport), National Insurance number and your bank details. The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly by the Student Loans Company directly to the College. You will then repay that loan when you have left the course and start earning over £21,000 per year. Student Finance Wales also operates a Special Support Grant, Adult Dependent Grant, Childcare Grant and Parents’ Learning Allowance. If you have any additional courserelated costs due to a disability, you might be entitled to additional help through the Disabled Students’ Allowance. If you withdraw from your programme before it is concluded, you may still be liable for some/all of the annual tuition fee. The table below details the percentage of tuition fee payable dependent on the date of withdrawal. Students who withdraw or intermit before 5 October 2018

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Students who withdraw or intermit 25% of annual on or after 5 October 2018 and tuition fees before 11 January 2019 payable

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Bursary applications for 2018/19 can be made from 01 September 2018. Eligible students can apply for more than one bursary and this requires separate applications.

Higher Education Hardship Fund The Higher Education Hardship Fund is a discretionary fund administered by Student Services to help Higher Education students who are experiencing genuine and unavoidable financial difficulties. The fund is available for those in receipt of the full student loan and maintenance grant only. Applications are means-tested and therefore some applications will be unsuccessful.

Additional Costs Additional costs are the mandatory or optional expenses, additional to tuition fees, that need to be paid for by learners to fully participate and complete their studies. You are required to provide sufficient stationery to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment, you are allocated £3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries.

Students who withdraw or intermit 50% of fees on or after 12 January 2019 and payable before 12 April 2019

If your programme requires a DBS check, this is an additional cost. Programmes that include work placements may incur travelling costs. The expectation is that students arrange the work placements themselves so any costs will depend on where you arrange to work. This may influence your decisions on the placements you choose.

Students who withdraw after 12 April 2019

Further additional costs are shown on the individual programmes.

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STUDENT VOICE Higher Education Student Voice Capturing the student voice is important to the College. There are many ways in which students can be heard. As you can see in the diagram below, there are a variety of mechanisms designed to capture student feedback, some formal and some informal. Student feedback is considered by the Higher Education Management Group, Vocal Eyes and the Student Strategy Group. These all feed up to top level committees and make change happen!

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All College students automatically become members of the National Union of Students. The Union is a non-political body that aims to protect and improve your interests and general welfare. This means you can apply for the NUS discount card which enables you to get great discounts on food, clothes, music and more in participating stores! You may wish to become a student representative when you join the College or take an active role in the Students’ Union. The HE student representative group meets monthly. Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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Alumni NPTC Group of Colleges

ALUMNI Graduating with NPTC Group of Colleges, means joining a global community of past students, a ready made network of ambassadors and potential contacts. As part of the NPTC Group Alumni you have the opportunity to establish lifelong connections, building working relationships or forging invaluable social networks.

Centerprise

Reasons to Stay in Touch

For more information, please contact: tel: 01639 648657 or e-mail: centerprise@nptcgroup.ac.uk

From exclusive events and reunions, a yearly e-magazine to a range of services, we look to meet the evolving needs of graduates. Our community embraces a range of social media with many alumni simply catching up with the latest from across all campuses as well as by attending events or working with past students.

Start a new qualification Depending on what qualification you have completed, give yourself the edge with a Degree, Higher Education or postgraduate qualification. We have a range of courses starting in September. Enrolment is between the 1st August - 1st September visit www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/highereducation 9

Centerprise offers a professional, supportive environment for students and graduates who are considering setting up their own business. Support includes access to a range of free facilities, help with funding and mentoring to get ideas off the ground.


ACCESS

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Access to HE Diploma - Health Care 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College, Brecon Beacons College, Newtown College & Pontardawe Campus Allison Jones > 01639 648218 > allison.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Mike Lloyd > 01686 614470 > michael.lloyd@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Progression

This programme of study is designed for adults with few or no qualifications as a gateway to careers in health and social care. It can also lead to university entry.

In the past, our students have progressed onto degrees at university in Health and Social Care. Completion of the Access to Higher Education course can also be used as evidence of recent study and to seek new career opportunities.

Entry Requirements No formal qualifications are required to enrol on the course, only a commitment to study and motivation to succeed. Acceptance onto the course is through the achievement of Level 2 in Literacy and Level 1 in Numeracy screening assessments, in addition to a successful interview.

Assessment Methods Assessment will be done using a range of assessment strategies including presentations, reports, essays and in-class tests. 11

How to Apply Application forms are available online at www.nptcgroup.ac.uk or you can request a hard copy from: NPTC Group Admissions: Afan College Tel: 01639 648000 / 01639 648100 E-mail: admissions@nptcgroup.ac.uk Brecon Beacons College & Newtown College Tel: 01686 614400 / 01686 614200


Access to HE Diploma - Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Year (Full-time) > Brecon Beacons College, Neath College, Newtown College Karen Thomas > 01639 648362 > karen.thomas@nptcgroup.ac.uk Mike Lloyd > 01686 614470 > michael.lloyd@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Assessment Methods

The course is specifically designed for adults with few or no qualifications as a gateway to Higher Education.

Assessment will be done using a range of assessment strategies including presentations, reports, essays and in-class tests.

Subjects on the course include: § Law at Level 3 § History at Level 3 § Communication at Level 3 § Numeracy at Level 2 § Sociology at Level 3 § Tutorial Support.

Entry Requirements No formal qualifications are required to enrol on the course, only a commitment to study and motivation to succeed. Acceptance onto the course is through the achievement of Level 2 in Literacy and Level 1 in Numeracy screening assessments, in addition to a successful interview. * Students who wish to apply for teaching must have achieved GCSEs at Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science (some universities ask for Grade B) before applying for Access courses.

Progression Successful completion of the course allows entry onto a wide range of degree programmes including Law, History, English, Psychology, Counselling, Criminology, Teacher Training* and Social Work.

How to Apply Application forms are available online at www.nptcgroup.ac.uk or you can request a hard copy from: NPTC Group Admissions: Neath College Tel: 01639 648000 E-mail: admissions@nptcgroup.ac.uk Brecon Beacons College & Newtown College Tel: 01686 614400 / 01686 614200 Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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ART & DESIGN

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BTEC Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College & Newtown College Alex Herriot > 01639 648338 > alex.herriot@nptcgroup.ac.uk Ian Savage > 01686 614200 > ian.savage@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description The Art and Design Foundation Diploma is a mainly a visual and practical programme, which allows students the time, support and environment to discover their individual strengths. Delivered in an enthusiastic, friendly and supportive atmosphere where students develop an individual approach with confidence. Students are encouraged to explore fresh, exciting ideas and to challenge and develop their existing skills and abilities. The programme is delivered through, lessons, workshops, live projects, individual study, group discussions, group critiques; demonstrations (technical and practical) and lectures will be underpinned by tutorial support and seminar presentations. During the programme students will be supported to successfully identify future directions and careers. This course is characterised by broad ranging, radical and experimental approaches to Art & Design, enabling post-AS/A Level and mature learners to make informed choices about career and progression pathways.

Course Structure Stage One - Level 3 This stage helps the students to identify their potential and preference for areas of specialist study. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and methods and are introduced to: Fine art, graphics textiles etc. Stage one also introduces contextual studies which is continued throughout stage two and three. Stage Two - Level 3 Students are encouraged to identify for further study a specific sector within the art and design industry and build a portfolio targeting that area. Areas of study can include; Painting, Print, Illustration, Jewellery, Textiles, Sculpture, Installation, Surface Pattern, Crafts, Video, Photography, Animation, Graphics, furniture, Ceramics, Fashion, Interior, Theatre Design.

Stage Three - level 4 Students complete a final major project, which presented for assessment and certification in the form of a public exhibition.

Entry Requirements If you are under 21 you must have one of the following: 5 GCSE passes at grade A*-C Plus a BTEC Extended Diploma (art and design related) or two AS subjects OR one full A level and be over 17. All students need to submit a portfolio of practical work at interview. We welcome applications from mature students. If you are over 21, have few qualifications but are interested in the visual arts, please get in touch with us to talk about how we can help you.

Assessment Methods Assessment will be done using a range of assessment strategies including presentations, reports, essays and in-class tests.

Progression This Course guides students to appropriate courses a universities and to help secure employment. Afterwards a wide range of vocations within the creative arts industries exist to offer both full and parttime employment.

How to Apply Application forms are available online at www.nptcgroup.ac.uk or you can request a hard copy from: NPTC Group Admissions: Afan College, Tel: 01639 648000 E-mail: admissions@nptcgroup.ac.uk Newtown College, Tel: 01686 614200 Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

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UCAS Code N122

BA (Hons) Business Management & IT 3 Years (Full-time) > Brecon Beacons College Rob Flower > 01686 614453 > robin.flower@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme is for students who want to learn how to use up-to-date information technology and contemporary management practices associated with managing people and projects. Modules in year one include: § Business: Past, Present and Future § Business Communication Skills for Marketing § Economics § Professional Development in Computing: Information Engineering § Web Technologies and Computer Systems. In year two: § Business Law § Engaging and Leading People § Advertising and Branding § Responsible Computing § Group Project Design § Human Computer Relationship. In year three: § Strategic Thinking § Strategic Marketing § IT Project Management § 21st Century Computing § Dissertation.

which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 3 A Levels at C Grade or MMM profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures and in year three a major project is required.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.

Progression You may progress to a postgraduate business-related programme. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of business and IT disciplines, for example: business management, consultancy, accountancy, consumer research, statistical analysis, marketing, website development and business systems analysis.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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UCAS Code N100

BA (Hons) Business Studies: Top-up Degree 1 Year (Full-time) > 2 Years Part-time > Neath College Sarah Saunders > 01639 648331 > sarah.saunders@nptcgroup.ac.uk Chris Jones > 01639 648331 > chris.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme builds upon the business awareness acquired at Levels 4 and 5 to further develop skills, attitudes and behaviours required in a modern business environment.

The programme will usually include lectures, seminars and workshop sessions.

Modules include: § Business Strategy § International Business § Business Communications § Ethics and Sustainability: Theory and Practice § Accounting Theory and Practice § Business Research Project.

Entry Requirements Entry onto top-up courses is through the successful completion of the HND or Foundation Degree (FD) in Business Studies with a pass profile. If you hold an HND or FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved.

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Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete presentations, written assignments and classroom tests as you progress through the programme. One module requires an exam.

Progression You may progress to a variety of postgraduate business related courses. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of business disciplines, for example: business management, consultancy, accountancy, consumer research, statistical analysis, marketing and retail management.


UCAS Code 114H

Foundation Degree in Service Sector Management 2 Years (Full-time) > 3 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Sarah Saunders > 01639 648331 > sarah.saunders@nptcgroup.ac.uk Chris Jones > 01639 648331 > chris.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme is designed to offer an HE progression route for students who have completed Level 3 vocational qualifications in areas such as Hair & Beauty, Catering & Hospitality, Construction & Built Environment, etc. The programme would also be suitable for small business owners or self-employed who operate in the service sector.

The programme will include lectures, seminars, active/ simulation-based software and work-based learning.

Modules include: § Work and organisational behaviour § Strategic Business Analysis § The Management of Financial Information § Sector Research Skills & Project § Work-based Learning (in relevant service sector industry) § Managing an Enterprise § Managing Customers and Quality § Business Context.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete written assignments, individual and group presentations, case studies and work-based learning portfolios. Some modules require classroom tests and exams.

Progression The recognised progression route for this course is the BA (Hons) Business Studies – top-up degree. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of business disciplines and is ideal for anyone planning to run their own business.

Entry Requirements Two A Levels at D Grade or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and three GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

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UCAS Code 091N

HND Business Studies 2 Years (Full-time), 3 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Sarah Saunders > 01639 648331 > sarah.saunders@nptcgroup.ac.uk Chris Jones > 01639 648331 > chris.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will suit students who wish to develop the knowledge and understanding of the modern business environment.

The programme will include lectures, seminars, practical and supervised workshop sessions and tutorial.

Modules include: § Academic and Professional Development § Entrepreneurship and Business Start-up § Work and Organisational Behaviour § Economics § Law and Regulation § Foundations in Marketing § The Management of Financial Information.

Assessment Methods

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at D Grade or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and three GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications). 19

You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.

Progression The recognised progression route for this course is the BA (Hons) Business Studies - top-up degree. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of business disciplines, for example: business management, consultancy, accountancy, consumer research, statistical analysis, marketing and retail management.


CATERING, HOSPITALITY & AGRICULTURE

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UCAS Code N801

BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts 3 Year (Full-time) > Neath College Naomi Hillen > 01639 648344 > naomi.hillen@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of hospitality, events and business skills. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and insight to develop an understanding of managing hospitality organisations more effectively. Modules include: § Strategic Hospitality Management § Contemporary Gastronomy § On-Licensed Trade Management § Restaurant Operations § Professional Kitchen Techniques § Conferencing and Banqueting Management.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

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Typical offer: 1 A Level at C Grade or above or 2 A Levels at E Grade or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will usually include lectures and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Progression You may progress to a postgraduate hospitality-related programme. Graduates have employment prospects in hospitality and catering disciplines, for example: weddings and banquet planning, food and beverage manager, restaurant manager, corporate hospitality and conference and banqueting manager.


HNC Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts 2 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Naomi Hillen > 01639 648344 > naomi.hillen@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students wishing to study part-time to develop a broad range of hospitality, events and business skills. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and insight to develop an understanding of managing hospitality and catering organisations more effectively. Modules include: § Applied Professional and Personal Development § Organisational Behaviour § Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Events § Marketing for Tourism Hospitality, Events and the Culinary Arts § Purchasing and Sustainability § Restaurant Operations.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

Typical offer: 1 A Level at C Grade or above or 2 A Levels at E Grade or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, fieldwork, practical and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods You will mainly complete written assignments as you progress through the programme. One module requires an exam.

Progression The recognised progression route is into the second year of the HND or Foundation Degree in Hotel and Catering Management. Graduates have employment prospects in hospitality and catering disciplines, for example: weddings and banquet planning, food and beverage manager, restaurant manager, corporate hospitality and conference and banqueting manager.

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UCAS Code 062N

HND Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts 2 Years (Full-time) > Neath College Noami Hillen > 01639 648344 > naomi.hillen@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of hospitality, events and business skills. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and insight to develop an understanding of managing hospitality and catering organisations more effectively. Year 1 Modules include: § Applied Professional and Personal Development § Organisational Behaviour § Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Events § Marketing for Tourism Hospitality, Events and the Culinary Arts § Event Operations Practices § Contemporary Hospitality. Year 2 Modules include: § Practical Event Management § Contemporary Human Resource Management in Context § Work Placement for Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts § Professional Kitchen Techniques § Hotel and Guest Services § Conferencing and Banqueting Management

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. 23

If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 1 A Level at C Grade or above 2 A Levels at E Grade or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, fieldwork, practical and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods The programme employs a variety of assessment techniques including reports, presentations, assignments, debates, practical work and examinations.

Progression The recognised progression route is the third Year of the BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of tourism and events disciplines, for example: conferencing and events management, tourism and planning consultancy, tour operations, the airline industry, marketing and consultancy.


BA (Hons) Culinary Arts 3 Years (Full-time) > Newtown College Mandy Carter > 01686 614213 > mandy.carter@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme is for students who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of professional hospitality and culinary arts processes and systems supported by current management practices. Modules in Year 1: § World Cuisine § Food Safety and Hygiene § Skills for Speciality Products § Food Beverage and Hospitality Operations § Managing for Profit in Culinary Arts and Academic Study Skills. Year 2: § International Gastronomy, Innovation and Culinary Art New Product Development § Food in a Global Society § Nutrition and Diet § Marketing Communications for Hospitality and Management of Human Resources. Year 3: § Creating Food and Drink Experiences § Agriculture Food Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Professional Kitchen, Culinary Arts Study Tour and Dissertation.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

Typical offer: 3 A Levels at C grade or MMM profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications.

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, practical activities, visits to food producers and hospitality enterprises. In year 3 a culinary arts study tour and dissertation will be the main focus.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.

Progression You may progress to a postgraduate related programme. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of food production and hospitality businesses, for example: hotel management, banqueting manager, product development manager, development chef and events co-ordinator.

Additional Costs You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated £3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries.

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BSc (Hons) Agriculture 3 Years (Full-time) > Fronlas Farm, Newtown College Martin Watkin > 01686 614572 > martin.watkin@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme is for students who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of agricultural practices and systems supported by current management practices. Modules in Year 1: § Animal Diets § Animal Production Systems § Health, Safety and Welfare in Rural Business § Rural Business Practice § Soils and the Rooting Environment, Sustainable Food Production and Crop Management and Planning. Year 2: § Advanced Animal Management: Agricultural Technology; Grass and Forage Production and Utilisation § Research Methods: Rural Diversification and Work Experience. Year 3: § Agriculture Food and Supply Chain Management § Agricultural Study Tour § Farm Animal Health, Farm Planning and Advanced Farm § Management and a Dissertation

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team. 25

Typical offer: 3 A Levels at C grade or MMM profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, practical activities, visits to food producers and hospitality enterprises. In year 3 a culinary arts study tour and dissertation will be the main focus.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.

Progression You may progress to a postgraduate business related programme. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of agriculture and agriculture related business, for example: farm management, consultancy, feed nutrition specialist, agronomist, breeding specialist, rural estate management.

Additional Costs You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated £3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries.


COMPUTING

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UCAS Code G500

BSc (Hons) in Computing & Information Systems 1 Year (Full-time) > Neath College John Williams > 01639 648073 > john.williams@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will suit students interested in computing, information systems, and e-commerce. The programme builds upon the HND in Computing or a relevant Level 5 qualification. Computers are fundamental to many industries and you will develop skills in many fields.

The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions.

Modules include: § Usability Engineering § Geographical Information Systems § Information Systems Strategy § Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence § Research and Development Methods § Major Project. This programme is being revalidated in 2018 and modules are subject to change.

Entry Requirements Successful completion of the HND Computing and Systems Development or a similar HND/Foundation Degree (FD) in a computer-related discipline.

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If you hold an HND or FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved.

Assessment Methods You will have to complete written assignments as you progress through the programme. Two modules have an exam and a research project is required.

Progression You may progress to a variety of postgraduate computer-related courses. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of ICT disciplines, for example: application development, software engineer, software developers, business systems analysis, database development and administration and information systems consultancy and management.


UCAS Code 004G

HND Computing 2 Years (Full-time) > Neath College Jeanette Adams > 01639 648073 > jeanette.adams@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students who wish to develop a career in the exciting and ever-changing IT sector. Year 1 Modules include: § Programming § Networking § Professional Practice § Database design and Development § Security § Managing a Successful Computing Project. Year 2 Modules include: § Computing Research Project § Business Intelligence § Advanced Programming § Database Management Systems. Subject to demand and viability additional units in the following pathways may be offered: § Games § Networks § General.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience.

If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E Grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods This programme will include lectures and workshop sessions.

Assessment Methods

You will have to complete written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Progression The recognised progression route is the BA (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems. Graduates have employment prospects in ICT-related disciplines, for example: software engineers, software developers, information managers, website designers and technical support.

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HNC Computing & Systems Development 2 Years (Part-time) > Neath College John Morris > 01639 648439 > john.morris@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students who are working or who wish to work in the computing industry. Computers are fundamental to many industries and you will develop skills in many fields. Modules include: § Programming § Networking § Professional Practice § Database Design and Development § Security § Software Development Lifecycles § Website Design & Development.

Entry Requirements Learners should be at least 18 years of age and possess the following: § 2 A Levels at E Grade or PP/PPP profile from BTEC Level 3 qualification and 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

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Mature learners who do not have formal qualifications at Level 3, but can demonstrate relevant work experience in, and/or achievement of, a range of professional qualifications in computing or ICT, are also welcome to apply.

Learning & Teaching Methods This programme will include lectures and workshop sessions.

Assessment Methods You will have to complete presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Progression The recognised progression route is into the second year the HND in Computing and Systems Development. Graduates have employment prospects in ICT related disciplines, for example: software engineers, software developers, information managers, website designers and technical support.


CONSTRUCTION

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UCAS Code 3K46

BSc (Hons) Construction Management 2 Years (Full-time) > 3 Years (Part-time) > Afan College Deborah Hughes > 01639 648443 > deborah.hughes@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme prepares learners for the management of construction projects of all sizes. It readies you to take on responsibilities of client management to satisfy employers that projects are completed to schedule and to the specified standard and budget.

This programme will include lectures and practical workshop sessions.

Modules include: § Construction Technology § Development Management § Planning and Building Control § Construction and Site Management § Construction Materials § Renewable Energy § Inter-professional Studies § Project Management § Health and Safety § Dissertation.

Entry Requirements Entry will be directly into Level 5 for applicants with an HNC in Construction and the Built Environment or equivalent qualifications with an acceptable unit combination.

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Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete coursework and phase tests as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of the academic year.

Progression Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of Construction disciplines, for example: Project Manager, Building Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor or Construction Manager.

Additional Course Costs Scientific calculator Scale rule.


UCAS Code Z149

HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Construction Management) 1 Year (Full-time) > 2 Years (Part-time) > Afan College Deborah Hughes > 01639 648443 > deborah.hughes@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will suit students who work in the Construction industry and wish to develop the required academic knowledge and practical skills.

This programme will include lectures and practical workshop sessions.

Modules include: § Individual Project § Construction Technology § Science and Materials § Construction Practice and Management § Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction § Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) § Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out § Site Supervision and Operations.

You will usually have to complete coursework, presentation and projects as you progress through the academic year.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 1 A Level at E Grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Assessment Methods

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is the second Year/Level 5 of the BSc (Hons) Construction Management. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of construction disciplines, for example: project manager, building surveyor, quantity surveyor or construction manager.

Additional Course Costs Scientific calculator Scale rule.

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UCAS Code 61OH

HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) 1 Year (Full-time) > 2 Years (Part-time) > Afan College Deborah Hughes > 01639 648443 > deborah.hughes@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will help you prepare for a range of higher technician roles within the Civil Engineering sector.

This programme will include lectures and practical workshop sessions.

Modules include: § Individual Project § Construction Technology § Science and Materials § Construction Practice and Management § Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) § Mathematics for Construction § Principles of Structural Design § Civil Engineering Technology.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 1 A Level at E Grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications). We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. 33

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete coursework, presentation and projects as you progress through the academic year.

Progression The recognised progression route is to the HND Civil Engineering: Top-up. It is likely that students are already in employment. Completion of the programme will allow the potential for future career advancement.

Additional Course Costs Scientific calculator Scale rule.


HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Quantity Surveying) 1 Year (Full-time) > 2 Years (Part-time) > Afan College Deborah Hughes > 01639 648443 > deborah.hughes@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will help you prepare for a range of job roles such as quantity surveyor, contact manager or construction manager.

This programme will include lectures and practical workshop sessions.

Modules include: § Individual Project § Construction Technology § Science and Materials § Construction Practice and Management § Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction § Measuring and Estimating § Financial Management and Business Practices in Construction § Tender and Procurement.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete coursework, presentation and projects as you progress through the academic year.

Progression It is likely that students are already in employment. Completion of the programme will allow the potential for future career advancement and progression to a related HND programme.

Additional Course Costs Scientific calculator Scale rule.

Typical offer: 1 A Level at E Grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications). We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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UCAS Code 61OH

HND Civil Engineering - Top-up 1 Year (Full-time) > 2 Years (Part-time) > Afan College Deborah Hughes > 01639 648443 > deborah.hughes@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will suit students who have some experience in the construction industry and wish to further develop their Civil Engineering skills which will enable them to progress into positions at a more senior level.

This programme will include lectures and practical workshop sessions.

Modules include: § Group Project § Further Mathematics for Construction § Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics § Advanced Structural Design § Highway Engineering § Hydraulics § Advanced Surveying and Measurement.

Entry Requirements Entry will be directly into Level 5 for applicants with an HNC in Construction and the Built Environment or equivalent qualifications with an acceptable unit combination.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete coursework, presentation and projects as you progress through the academic year.

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is onto a related degree programme including the third Year/Level 6 of the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of construction disciplines, for example: project manager, building surveyor, quantity surveyor or construction manager.

Additional Course Costs Scientific calculator Scale rule.

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ENGINEERING

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HNC Electronic & Electrical Engineering 2 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Dr Alan J. Miles > 01639 648432 > alan.miles@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Assessment Methods

This programme will suit students with an interest in electrical and electronic engineering. The programme will teach you core engineering principles and has been devised to enhance and fill the skill gaps for higher professional technicians or employees looking to up-skill.

Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Modules include: § Engineering Design § Engineering Maths § Engineering Science § Electrical and Electronic Principles § Managing a Professional Engineering Project.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

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The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions.

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is into the second year of the HND programme. Electronic and electrical engineers are highly employable and can find work in many industries, including electronics, automotive, IT, telecoms, manufacturing, power, transport, utilities and construction.

Additional Course Costs You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated £3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries. A scientific calculator is required for this programme.


HNC Manufacturing Engineering 2 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Dr Alan J. Miles > 01639 648432 > alan.miles@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

The HNC in Manufacturing Engineering offers you the opportunity to study the discipline of mechanical engineering at technical level, and as such provide you with a qualification that reflects your theoretical and practical knowledge at level 4. Manufacturing engineers help design the most efficient ways to produce goods across a huge range of industries, from food to plastics and pharmaceuticals. You could also work in utilities or even the armed forces.

The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions.

Modules include: § Engineering Design § Engineering Maths § Engineering Science § Production Engineering for Manufacture, Quality and Process Improvement § Managing a Professional Engineering Project.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Assessment Methods

Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is into the second year of the HND programme. Graduates have employment prospects where companies have the technical management, maintenance and development of new and existing production lines. Manufacturing engineers are employed by production and process companies such as food, drink, plastics, pharmaceuticals and car manufacturers.

Additional Course Costs You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated £3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries. A scientific calculator is required for this programme.

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HNC Mechanical Engineering 2 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Dr Alan J. Miles > 01639 648432 > alan.miles@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Mechanical Engineering is specifically concerned with design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts. As a result, there are job opportunities for mechanical engineers in practically every field of work. Industries entered include aerospace, defence and energy as well as the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products, drugs, furniture and foods. Graduates may work in areas of design, research and development, marketing, sales, production management and quality. Modules include: § Engineering Design § Engineering Maths § Engineering Science § Managing a Professional Engineering Project § Mechanical Principles § Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications). 39

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is into the second year of the HND programme. Graduates have employment prospects in mechanical engineering, for example: design engineering, design and development engineering, research engineering, concept designers and mechanical engineers.

Additional Course Costs You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated £3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries. A scientific calculator is required for this programme.


HND Electronic & Electrical Engineering 2 Years (Full-time) > 3 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Dr Alan J. Miles > 01639 648432 > alan.miles@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will suit students with an interest in electrical and electronic engineering. The qualification will enhance your knowledge of engineering and help your career advancement towards electronics or electrical power or a combination of the two.

The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions.

Year 1 Modules include: § Engineering Design § Engineering Maths § Engineering Science § Managing a Professional Engineering Project § Electrical and Electronic Principles. Year 2 Modules include: § Research Project § Professional Engineering Management § Further Mathematics § Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage § Industrial Systems

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Assessment Methods Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is into the third year of a BEng programme. Electronic and electrical engineers are highly employable and can find work in many industries, including electronics, automotive, IT, telecoms, manufacturing, power, transport, utilities and construction.

Additional Course Costs You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated £3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries. A scientific calculator is required for this programme.

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HND Manufacturing Engineering 2 Years (Full-time) > 3 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Dr Alan J. Miles > 01639 648432 > alan.miles@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

The HND Manufacturing Engineering offers you the opportunity to study the discipline of mechanical engineering at technical level, and as such provide you with a qualification that reflects your theoretical and practical knowledge. Engineering is a subject area with great career prospects, and we link our course tightly to the needs of the manufacturing industries. Manufacturing engineers help design the most efficient ways to produce goods across a huge range of industries, from food to plastics and pharmaceuticals. You could also work in utilities or even the armed forces. Year 1 Modules include: § Engineering Design § Engineering Maths § Engineering Science § Production Engineering for Manufacture § Quality and Process Improvement Year 2 Modules include: § Research Project § Professional Engineering Management § Manufacturing Systems Engineering § Lean Manufacturing § Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team. 41

Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is into the third year of a BEng programme. Graduates have employment prospects where companies have the technical management, maintenance and development of new and existing production lines. Manufacturing engineers are employed by production and process companies such as food, drink, plastics, pharmaceuticals and car manufacturers.

Additional Course Costs You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated £3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries. A scientific calculator is required for this programme.


HND Mechanical Engineering 2 Years (Full-time) > 3 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Dr Alan J. Miles > 01639 648432 > alan.miles@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description Mechanical Engineering is specifically concerned with design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts. As a result, there are job opportunities for mechanical engineers in practically every field of work. Industries entered include aerospace, defence and energy as well as the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products, drugs, furniture and foods. Graduates may work in areas of design, research and development, marketing, sales, production management and quality. Year 1 Modules include: § Engineering Design § Engineering Maths § Engineering Science § Managing a Professional Engineering Project § Mechanical Principles § Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines Year 2 Modules include: § Research Project § Professional Engineering Management § Advanced Mechanical Principles § Virtual Engineering § Further Mathematics

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is into the third year of a BEng programme. Graduates have employment prospects in mechanical engineering, for example: design engineering, design and development engineering, research engineering, concept designers and mechanical engineers.

Additional Course Costs You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated £3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries. A scientific calculator is required for this programme.

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ENGLISH & HISTORY

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UCAS Code QV31

BA (Hons) English & History 3 Years (Full-time) > Brecon Beacons College Michael Lloyd > 01686 614470 > michael.lloyd@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme allows students to divide their time equally between English and History subjects. Modules include: § Crime and Popular Culture in 19th Century Britain § America: Colonies to Cowboys § Victorian Writing § Post-war British Writing § Critical Theory § Romantic and Gothic Writing § Life and Death in the Tudor World The dissertation module in the third year will allow students to choose their own topic for in-depth research in either English or History. The flexibility of the programme allows prospective students to continue with their employment whilst also ensuring that any family commitments can be met with little disruption.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team.

Typical offer: 3 A Levels at C Grade or MMM profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will usually include lectures, seminars and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme. One module requires an in-class test and there are some modules that require exams.

Progression You may progress to a postgraduate English or History related programme. The programme provides an ideal springboard for graduates who want to pursue a professional career including local government, records management, archives, museums and journalism.

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HEALTH, SOCIAL & CHILDCARE

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UCAS Code L512

BSc (Hons) Care Studies 3 Year (Full-time) > Afan College Clair Rees > 01639 648216 > clair.rees@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to Health and Social Care. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and insight to develop an understanding of managing health and social care organisations more effectively. Modules include: § The Value of Communication in Promoting Equality and Dignity in Care § Interagency Working § Health in a Global Context § Public Health § Contemporary Issue Relating to Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals § Impact of an Aging Population § Health in an Global Context § Dissertation.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

Typical offer: 1 A Level at E Grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will usually include lectures and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete presentations, projects and written assignments as you progress through the academic years.

Progression You may progress to a variety of postgraduate health and social care-related courses. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of health and social care disciplines, for example: support workers and assistants, community engagement officers and youth workers.

Additional Course Costs Travel to and from your work placement.

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UCAS Code L522

BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies: Top-up Degree 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College Rebecca James > 01639 648361 or 648216 > rebecca.james@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to working with children. This includes nurses, health visitors, early years educators, nursery workers in the public and independent sectors, social workers and people working in the youth justice and law enforcement sectors.

The programme will include lectures, seminars, fieldwork, workshop and tutorial sessions.

Modules include: ยง The Growing Child ยง The Learning Child ยง The Child and Contemporary Society ยง Dissertation.

Progression

Entry Requirements Entry onto top-up courses is through the successful completion of the HND or Foundation Degree (FD) in Childhood Studies with a pass profile. If you hold an HND or FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student. 47

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete written assignments and practical assessments as you progress through the academic year. A dissertation is required.

You may progress to a variety of postgraduate childcare-related courses, including a PGCE Early Years/Primary Education. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of childcare disciplines, for example: support workers, childcare managers, learning support workers and teaching assistants.


UCAS Code L510

Foundation Degree in Care Studies 2 Years (Full-time) > Afan College Clair Rees > 01639 648221 or 648216 > clair.rees@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to Health and Social Care. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and insight to develop an understanding of managing health and social care organisations more effectively.

This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student Typical offer: 1 A Level at E Grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Year 1 Modules include: § The Value of Communication in promoting Equality and Dignity in Care § Partnership Working § Contemporary Issues relating to Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals § Study Skills § Current Issues § Workplace Practice.

Learning & Teaching Methods

Year 2 Modules include: § Psycho - Sociological perspectives on Health and Wellbeing § Research in the wider Health and Social care arena § Implementing Change in Care Practice § Impact of an Aging Population § Third Sector § Workplace Practice.

Progression

Entry Requirements

Additional Course Costs

Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team.

Travel to and from your work placement.

The programme will include lectures, tutorials and a substantial work placement.

Assessment Methods

You will usually have to complete portfolios, oral and poster presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme. The recognised progression route for this course is the third Year of the BSc (Hons) Care Studies. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of health and social care disciplines, for example: medical sales representatives, health service administrators and managers, roles in nursing homes, social care or careers in the NHS.

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UCAS Code L520

Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies 2 Years (Full-time) > Afan College, Brecon Beacon College & Newtown College Rebecca James > 01639 648221 > rebecca.james@nptcgroup.ac.uk Tania Davies > 01686 614409 > tania.davies@nptcgroup.ac.uk Claire Bumford > 01686 614278 > claire.bumford@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to working with children. This includes nurses, health visitors, early years educators, nursery workers in the public and independent sectors, social workers and people working in the youth justice and law enforcement sectors. Modules: § Research § Communication and Partnership § Theories of Development § Play and Leisure § Curriculum Matters § Safeguarding Children and Young People § Children and Young People’s Health and Well-being § Advanced Practice in Children and Young People’s Service § Champion Equality Diversity and Inclusion § Leading Work in Children and Young People’s Services

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have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at D Grade or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and three GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, seminars, project work and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods

You will have to complete presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme. One module requires a practical assessment.

Progression The recognised progression route for this course is the BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies - top-up degree.

In order to fulfil the course requirements, learners are expected to gain voluntary or paid employment in a setting with children or young people working a minimum of 600 hours over 2 years.

Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of childcare disciplines, for example: play worker, child/ family worker, support workers, childcare managers, learning support workers and teaching assistants.

Entry Requirements

Additional Course Costs

Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you

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UCAS Code L591

Certificate in Higher Education in Substance Misuse 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College Concetta Zicchieri > 01639 648221 > concetta.zicchieri@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit individuals who are currently working in the field of Substance Misuse and those who wish to gain experience. This course has been developed to empower individuals to tackle problems caused by substance misuse. Modules include: § Legislation and Policies § Using Research in Health and Social Care Practice § Reflective Practice § Interagency Working in Substance Misuse § Current Issues § Addictions

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at C Grade or MM profile from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma and three GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, seminars and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods

You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Progression This qualification will enhance career prospects within the health and social care field, particularly working with voluntary agencies dealing with substance misuse and as advice workers in the Health and Social Care and Social Services. Students may progress onto the Diploma in Higher Education in Public Health or onto Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) in Care Studies.

Additional Course Costs Travel to and from your work placement.

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UCAS Code L590

Certificate in Higher Education in Working with Vulnerable Adults 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College Susan Davies > 01639 648216 > sue.davies@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit individuals currently or aspiring to work with vulnerable adults. Modules include: § Context and Recognition of Abuse in Vulnerable Adults § Legislation and Policy in Working with Vulnerable Adults § Advocacy and Representation § Working with Vulnerable Adults - Practice Module § Dignity in Care § Reflective Practice in Working with Vulnerable Adults.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at C Grade or MM profile from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma and three GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications). 51

This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, seminars, project work, workshop and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods

You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations, case studies and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Progression This qualification will enhance career prospects within the health and social care field, particularly working with voluntary agencies dealing with vulnerable adults and as advice workers in the Health and Social Care and Social Services. Students may progress onto the Diploma in Higher Education in Public Health or onto Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) in Care Studies.

Additional Course Costs Travel to and from your work placement.


UCAS Code C7TW

Diploma in Higher Education in Public Health 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College Susan Davies > 01639 648216/8221 > sue.davies@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students wishing to develop their knowledge of current public health initiatives. This would supplement current job roles in health, social or childcare and potentially provide avenues for further career progression or study. The course reflects the changing approaches to health moving from an ‘illness’ approach to a ‘wellness’ approach. Modules include: § Social Epidemiology § Introduction to Public Health § Health Protection § Understanding Public Health Policy § Partnership Working § Integrating Research with Health and Social Care. This programme is being revalidated in 2018 and modules are subject to change.

Entry Requirements Successful completion of an HNC or Certificate in Higher Education or Level 4 equivalent qualification in a related subject. If you hold an HNC or Certificate in HE in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved.

This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student. Whilst the above entry criteria detail a typical offer, the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that in some cases it is appropriate to make those who do not meet the criteria an offer based on their personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team.

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, practical sessions, seminars and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete written assignments and presentations as you progress through the programme.

Progression The recognised progression route for this course is the BSc in Care Studies - top-up degree. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of health and social care disciplines, for example: health promotion specialists, charity officers, community development workers, medical sales representatives, health service administrators and managers.

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MUSIC

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HND in Music (Performance & Production) (Subject to approval)

2 Years (Full-time) > Neath College Alun Roberts > 01639 648323 > alun.roberts@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Assessment Methods

This programme will suit students who wish to develop a broad knowledge, skills and work-related experience in the fundamental elements of music performance and the modern-day music industry.

You will have to complete presentations, written assignments and practical assessments, including live performances, and recordings and scores of arrangements and compositions.

Entry Requirements

Progression

Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at C Grade or 3 A Levels at DDD or MM/MMP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, practicals, studio workshop and tutorial sessions.

The recognised progression route for this programme is the BA (Hons) Music: Top-up at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Graduates have employment prospects in a diverse range of media companies as well as the music industry, for example: session musician, performer, studio engineer, music agency executive, sound designer, composer and arranger, musical director, music teacher, music therapist, radio broadcaster, music journalist, researcher, event manager, record label manager.

Additional Course Costs Travel to and from your work placements.

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SPORT

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UCAS Code CX61

Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching & Development 2 Years (Full-time) > Llandarcy Academy of Sport & Brecon Beacons College Amanda Cooper > 01639 648728 > amanda.cooper@nptcgroup.ac.uk Barry Roberts > 01639 648720 > barry.roberts@nptcgroup.ac.uk Chay Billen > 01686 614457 > chay.billen@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will suit students who wish to pursue a career in the sports coaching industry. This could include working within the sports development industry, the health and fitness industry, strength and conditioning or performance analysis.

The programme will include lectures, seminars, practical workshop and tutorial sessions.

Modules include: § Fundamentals of Coaching Children § Introduction to Sports Coaching § Introduction to Sports Science for Coaching § Research Methods § Sports Coaching and Leadership § Work-based Learning. You will be required to undertake a work placement as part of this programme.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at D Grade or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and three GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Assessment Methods You will have to complete presentations, practical assessments and written assignments as you progress through the programme. There are some modules that require an exam.

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching at the University of South Wales. Graduates have employment prospects in sports coaching, for example: community coach, school coach, 5x60 officer, sports instructors, sports specific coach, sports development officer and the wider health and fitness industry.

Additional Course Costs Sports kit – optional purchase. Travel to and from your work placements.

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UCAS Code 29H1

HND Public Services 2 Years (Full-time) > Llandarcy Academy of Sport & Newtown College Howard Jones > 01639 648722 > howard.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Nicholas Hughes > 01686 614588 > nicholas.hughes@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students who wish to develop the knowledge and understanding of public services, both uniformed and non-uniformed. Modules include: § Small-scale Research Projects in Public Services (PS) § Organisations and Behaviour in the PS § Government, Decision Making and the PS § Health and Safety Management in the PS § Personal Outdoor Skills, Custodial Care Services in the PS § Fair Treatment in the PS § Emergency Planning, Technology and the PS § Aspects of Criminal Law, Crime Reduction and Community Safety § Justice and Punishment § Personal and Professional Development. Modules are subject to change following the release of the new Pearson specifications for first delivery from September 2018. In the second year, students may be able to complete the certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) and will have the option to complete the Security Industry Authority Security Licence (at an additional cost) which allows holders to legally work in the security and events industry.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis 57

which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E Grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods Students will learn through a series of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and tutorials. There is the requirement to undertake additional independent studies.

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments/essays as you progress in the course.

Progression The recognised progression route for this course is the third Year of a BA (Hons) Public Services. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of public services’ disciplines, for example: Armed Forces Officer, such as Weapons Officer Royal Navy, Physical Training Officer Royal Air Force, Supply & Logistics Officer British Army, Police Officer. Prison Officer, Firefighter, NBS/ Paramedic, UK Border Agency Officer, Management level positions in the non-uniformed public services, such as working for a local authority and many others.


TEACHING

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Introduction to Teaching 15 Weeks (Part-time) > Afan College, Brecon Beacons College & Newtown College Phil Jones > 01639 648451 > 01639 648530 > phill.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Tony Burgoyne > 01686 614213 > tony.burgoyne@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Assessment Methods

You will be introduced to the teaching practices that are required for successful performance in the postcompulsory education sector. It lays the foundations for subsequent work by providing an introduction to the factors that bring about successful learning

You will have to complete written assignments, practical assessments, reflective journals and a poster presentation as you progress through the programme. Your teaching will be assessed as part of the programme.

You will study two modules: ยง Preparing to Teach ยง Learning and Applying Pedagogy.

Please note successful completion of this programme will generate a transcript of results (not a certificate).

Entry Requirements

Progression

A Level 3 qualification relevant to the subject specialism and GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths.

You may progress to the Professional Certificate in Education or the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.

This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

Graduates have employment prospects in further and adult education, e.g., Post 16 teaching assistant or study coach.

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, seminars, tutorial and practical workshops. Students will engage in peer teaching early on to gain experience and feedback. 59


Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 2 Years (Part-time) > Afan College, Brecon Beacons College & Newtown College Phil Jones > 01639 648451 > 01639 648530 > phill.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Tony Burgoyne > 01686 614213 > tony.burgoyne@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education is for you if you are a graduate from a relevant subject looking to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification to work in further education and the broader post-compulsory sector. On the course, you will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of successful practice in Postcompulsory Education and your confidence as a professional practitioner. Modules include: § Preparing to Teach § Learning and Applying Pedagogy § Professional Practice 1 § Professional Practice 2 § The Role of ICT in Further Education § Blended Learning Applications § Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment.

Entry Requirements A Degree qualification relevant to the subject specialism and GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

You must be teaching groups of post-16 learners in an approved environment throughout the programme, e.g. FE, adult education, voluntary sector or publicly funded training provider.

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, seminars, tutorial and practical workshops. You are required to have a substantial teaching practice placement in both years of study.

Assessment Methods

You will have to complete written assignments, practical assessments, reflective journals and a poster presentation as you progress through the programme. Your teaching will be observed during both academic years.

Progression You may progress to a postgraduate business-related programme, for example: the MA in Education. Graduates have employment prospects in further and adult education, for example: teacher, lecturer, post-16 teaching assistant or study coach.

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Professional Certificate in Education 2 Years (Part-time) > Afan College, Brecon Beacons College & Newtown College Phil Jones > 01639 648451 > 01639 648530 > phill.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Tony Burgoyne > 01686 614213 > tony.burgoyne@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description The Professional Certificate in Education is for you if you have a subject qualification and are looking to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification to work in further education and the broader postcompulsory sector.

Learning & Teaching Methods

On the course, you will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of successful practice in Postcompulsory Education and your confidence as a professional practitioner.

The programme will include lectures, seminars, tutorial and practical workshops. You are required to have a substantial teaching practice placement in both years of study.

Modules include: § Preparing to Teach § Learning and Applying Pedagogy § Professional Practice 1 § Professional Practice 2 § The Role of ICT in Further Education § Blended Learning Applications § Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment.

Entry Requirements

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You must be teaching groups of post-16 learners in an approved environment throughout the programme, e.g. FE, adult education, voluntary sector or publicly funded training provider.

A Level 3 qualification relevant to the subject specialism and GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

Assessment Methods You will have to complete written assignments, practical assessments, reflective journals and a poster presentation as you progress through the programme. Your teaching will be observed during both academic years.

Progression Graduates have employment prospects in further and adult education, for example: teacher, lecturer, post-16 teaching assistant or study coach.

Additional Course Costs Travel to and from your work placement.


TRAVEL & TOURISM

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UCAS Code L4T2

BA (Hons) International Tourism & Events Management 3 Year (Full-time) > Neath College Janet Beale > 01639 648086 > janet.beale@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of tourism, events and business skills. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and insight to develop an understanding of managing tourism and events more effectively.

The programme will usually include lectures and tutorial sessions.

Modules include: § International Tourism and Destination Management § Dark Tourism § Enterprising and Entrepreneurial Behaviour for Tourism, Hospitality, Events and the Culinary Arts § Event Operations Practices § Contemporary Themes in Tourism, Hospitality, Events and the Culinary Arts § International Tourism Sustainability.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 1 A Level at C Grade or 2 A Levels at E Grade or above or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications). 63

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and coursework as you progress, and one module requires an exam at the end of the academic year.

Progression You may progress to a variety of postgraduate tourism and events-related courses. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of tourism and events disciplines, for example: conferencing and events management, tourism and planning consultancy, tour operations, the airline industry, marketing and consultancy.

Additional Course Costs International visit, usually £300 - £600. Travel to and from your work placement.


UCAS Code 098N

HND International Tourism & Events Management 2 Years (Full-time) > Neath College Janet Beale > 01639 648086 > janet.beale@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of tourism, events and business skills. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and insight to develop an understanding of managing tourism and events more effectively. Year 1 Modules include: § Applied Professional and Personal Development § Organisational Behaviour § Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Events § Marketing for Tourism Hospitality, Events and the Culinary Arts § Event Operations Practices § Contemporary Hospitality. Year 2 Modules include: § Practical Event Management § Contemporary Human Resource Management in Context § Work Placement for International Tourism and Event Management § International Tourism Sustainability § Managing International Travel Operations § Dark Tourism.

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team.

Typical offer: 1 A Level at C Grade or 2 A Levels at E Grade or above or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning & Teaching Methods The programme will include lectures, fieldwork, practical and tutorial sessions.

Assessment Methods

You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.

Progression The recognised progression route is the third Year of the BA (Hons) in International Tourism and Events Management. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of tourism and events disciplines, for example: conferencing and events management, tourism and planning consultancy, tour operations, the airline industry, marketing and consultancy.

Additional Course Costs Travel to and from your work placement.

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HNC International Tourism & Events Management 2 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Janet Beale > 01639 648086 > janet.beale@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Description

Learning & Teaching Methods

This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of tourism, events and business skills. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and insights to develop an understanding of managing tourism and events more effectively.

The programme will include lectures, fieldwork, practical and tutorial sessions.

Modules include: § Applied Professional and Personal Development § Organisational Behaviour § Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Events § Marketing for Tourism Hospitality, Events and the Culinary Arts § Event Operations Practices § Contemporary Hospitality

Entry Requirements Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. Typical offer: 1 A Level at C Grade or 2 A Levels at E Grade or above or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications). 65

Assessment Methods You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.

Progression The recognised progression route for this programme is into the second year of the HND or BA (Hons) in International Tourism and Events Management. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of tourism and events disciplines, for example: conferencing and events management, tourism and planning consultancy, tour operations, the airline industry, marketing and consultancy.

Additional Course Costs Event resources, around £20.

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