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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.

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.

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.

ƒƒ Affordable

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!

ƒƒ Flexible

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

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

Mark Dacey

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This prospectus gives details on all Higher Education programmes at ALL of our campuses across Wales. Certain courses and modules are subject to change. 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.

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Chief Executive Officer, NPTC Group of Colleges


CONTENTS Welcome.............................................................. 1 Where to Find Us?............................................. 3 What Qualification is for You?........................ 5 Entry Requirements.......................................... 6 How to Apply....................................................... 7 Fees & Funding.................................................. 8 Bursary Information.......................................... 9 Student Voice................................................... 10 Alumni................................................................. 11 Access................................................................ 12 Access to HE Diploma - Business.................... 13 Access to HE Diploma - Computing & ICT........ 14 Access to HE Diploma - Health Care................ 15 Access to HE Diploma - Humanities................. 16 Access to HE Diploma - Science...................... 17 Agriculture......................................................... 18 HND Agriculture............................................... 19 Art & Design..................................................... 20 BTEC Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma Art & Design.................................................... 21 Business & Management.............................. 22 HND Business Studies..................................... 23 BA (Hons) Business Studies: Top-up Degree.... 24 BA (Hons) Business Management & IT............ 25 Catering, Hospitality....................................... 26 HNC Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts....................................... 27 HND Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts....................................... 28 BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts: Top-up Degree.............. 29 BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts....................................... 30 Computing......................................................... 31 HNC Computing............................................... 32 HND Computing............................................... 33 BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing: Top-up Degree................................................. 34 BSc (Hons) Computing (Apprenticeship)......... 35 BSc Hons Cyber Security (Apprenticeship)....... 36 Construction..................................................... 37 HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Construction Management)............................ 38 HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)........................................... 39

HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Quantity Surveying)........................................ 40 BSc (Hons) Construction Management: Top-up Degree................................................. 41 Engineering....................................................... 42 HNC Electronic & Electrical Engineering.......... 43 HNC General Engineering................................. 44 HNC Mechanical Engineering........................... 45 HND Electronic & Electrical Engineering.......... 46 HND General Engineering................................ 47 HND Mechanical Engineering........................... 48 English & History............................................. 49 BA (Hons) English & History............................ 50 Health, Social & Childcare............................ 51 Certificate in Higher Education Working with Vulnerable Adults..................................... 52 Certificate in Higher Education Substance Misuse........................................... 53 Diploma in Higher Education Public Health...... 54 Foundation Degree Childhood Studies............. 55 BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies: Top-up Degree................................................. 56 Foundation Degree Care Studies..................... 57 BSc (Hons) Care Studies................................. 58 Music.................................................................. 59 HND Music...................................................... 60 Sport................................................................... 61 HND Sport....................................................... 62 HND Sport & Exercise Science......................... 63 HND Public Services........................................ 64 Teaching............................................................. 65 Introduction to Teaching.................................. 66 Professional Certificate in Education (PCE)..... 67 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)........................................ 68 Travel & Tourism.............................................. 69 HNC International Tourism & Events Management........................................ 70 HND International Tourism & Events Management..................................... 71 BA (Hons) International Tourism & Events Management - Top-up Degree........... 72 BA (Hons) International Tourism & Events Management..................................... 73 Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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Where to find us WHERE TO FIND US?

Rhyl Caernarfon Wrexham

Aberystwyth

Fishguard

Tenby

Llanelli

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ABOUT US 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. Higher Education is provided in 6 campuses across the College. Newtown College Llanidloes Road, Newtown, SY16 4HU Tel: 01686 614200

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

Pontardawe College Tawe House, Alloy Industrial Estate, Pontardawe, SA8 4EN Tel: 01639 648000 Neath College Dŵr-y-Felin Road, Neath, SA10 7RF Tel: 01639 648000 Llandarcy Academy of Sport Llandarcy Park, Skewen, Neath, SA10 6JD Tel: 01792 815545

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!

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

There is something for everyone: history, culture, beaches and nightlife.

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WHAT QUALIFICATION IS RIGHT FOR YOU? NPTC Group of Colleges has a number of full- and part-time Higher Education courses available including Access, HNCs, HNDs, 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.

If you are unsure of what course is right for you, please contact admissions: 01639 648000  admissions@nptcgroup.ac.uk

HND/HNC

Teaching Qualifications


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS LEVEL

QUALIFICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY LEVEL

Foundation Courses

No formal qualifications but have an enthusiasm for the subject

Preparing students for Level 1.

Level 1 Qualifications

LEVEL 1

BTEC Level 2/NVQ Apprenticeship

Foundation WBQ Passed a number of GCSEs, or a Level 1 qualification

BTEC Level 3/NVQ/Apprenticeship

National WBQ 4/5 GCSEs at A*-C (including Maths & English)

Prepares students for Level 3 courses.

LEVEL 3

Prepares students for university, work or a higher apprenticeship.

Advanced academic courses preparing students for university or work. Many AS Level subjects require a B Grade or above at GCSE in the subjects being taken or related subjects.

A LEVELS

LEVEL 1 qualification

LEVEL 2

No formal qualifications but must attend an interview

for students starting to learn a new skill; prepares for Level 2.

LEVEL 2

YOUR FUTURE

qualification or apprenticeship

LEVEL 3

qualification, apprenticeship or employment

LEVEL 4

qualification, university, higher apprenticeship or employment

LEVEL 4

6 GCSEs at A*-C (including Maths, English, Science) Neath College only

qualification, university, higher apprenticeship or employment

Subsidiary Diploma Certificate D: Distinction M: Merit

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Extended Diploma

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AS Levels A Levels

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UCAS Tariff Points

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UCAS Tariff Points for Entry to Higher Education

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HOW TO APPLY FULL-TIME COURSES Applications for all full-time UCAS 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. You can apply at: www.ucas.com 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 course information pages of this prospectus.

PART-TIME COURSES Applications for all part-time courses should be made directly to NPTC Group of Colleges. Application forms are available online at: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/he-application-form

TOP-UP COURSES Applications for all full- and part-time top-up courses should be made directly to NPTC Group of Colleges. Application forms are available online at: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/he-application-form

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES Applications for all Access to Higher Education courses should be made directly to NPTC Group of Colleges. Application forms are available online at: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/application-form

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FEES & FUNDING Higher Education Tuition Fees

If you withdraw from your programme before it is concluded, you may still be liable for some/all of the annual tuition fee. Table 1, details the percentage of tuition fee payable dependent on the date of withdrawal.

There are two main costs associated with studying for a higher education qualification - tuition fees and living costs. To assist with these you are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan (which need to be paid back) and grants and bursaries which do not need to be paid back. Most students do not need to pay anything upfront for their course. However you need to repay your loans when you have left the course and start earning over £25,000 per year.

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.

Tuition fees are available in the Higher Eduction Fees and Financial Support document on the College website www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/he-documents. 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.

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 1p per black and white A4 and 5p for a colour A4. On enrolment, you are allocated £3 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries.

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. 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 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. Further additional costs are shown on the individual programmes.

Students who withdraw or intermit before 4 October 2019

0% of annual tuition fees payable

Students who withdraw or intermit on or after 4 October 2019 and before 10 January 2020

25% of annual tuition fees payable

Students who withdraw or intermit on or after 10 January 2020 and before 25 April 2020

50% of fees payable

Students who withdraw after 25 April 2020

100% of annual tuition fees payable

Table 1: Tuition fee percentages

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BURSARY INFORMATION 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. Bursary applications are made on an annual basis by the College. Students who are studying on a two or three year programme will need to reapply for the second/third year if applicable. The Higher Education student bursary is not available for repeating students. Bursary applications should be made online through the College’s Moodle site (Higher Education information hub) by 25 October 2019. The site will be live for bursary applications from 1 September 2019. Late bursary applications will NOT be considered. Notification of successful applications will be made by 30 November 2019 and payment will be made by 15 February 2020.

Eligibility All Full-time Higher Education programmes

All Full-time Higher Education programmes

Top up degrees or third year undergraduate programmes

Direct Funded HNDs

Fee-paying international students A bursary is guaranteed for all Looked after Children and Care Leavers* on a full-time higher education programme. Students will need to provide proof from their Local Authority/Social Worker/Leaving Care Team that they fulfil the criteria. *Definition of a Looked after Child and Care leaver for funding purposes is available on the College’s Moodle site under the Higher Education Information Hub. Any applicant who studied at level 5 in 2018/19 who: a) progresses to a top up degree programme at the College for 2019/20; or b) progresses onto year 3 (level 6) of their undergraduate programme. Any applicant who lives in a postcode area that is in the bottom quintile of Lower Super Output Areas in the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation or in Communities First areas. These postcodes are available on the College’s Moodle site under the Higher Education Information hub for reference purposes. Enrolment address and postcode will be used for eligibility purposes.

*Terms & Conditions Apply

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Value £1,500

£400

£300

£500


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!

NSS and other student surveys

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All Higher Education students automatically become members of the National Union of Students. The Union is a nonpolitical 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.

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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.

Reasons to Stay in Touch 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. For more information on Alumni at NPTC Group of College visit: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/alumni/

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

CENTERPRISE 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. For more information, please contact: tel: 01639 648657 or e-mail: centerprise@nptcgroup.ac.uk 11


ACCESS Access to HE Diploma - Business & Financial Services Access to HE Diploma - Computing & IT Access to HE Diploma - Health Care Access to HE Diploma - Humanities Access to HE Diploma - Science

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Access to HE Diploma - Business & Financial Services 1 Year, Full-time (Tuesday 9.00am-4.15pm, Wednesday 9.15am-3.30pm, Thursday, 9.15am-3.30pm) Neath College > Andrea Davies > 01639 648322 > andrea.davies2@nptcgroup.ac.uk Neath College > Kathryn Smith > 01639 648322 > kathryn.smith@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

The course aims to prepare learners to study Business in Higher Education. It provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to progress to Higher Education or to enhance your employment potential.

A range of interactive and learner led methods are employed to ensure stimulation and development of all learners. Assessment is undertaken using a range of assessment strategies including presentation, reports, essays, events and class tests.

Course Content § Business Administration § Study Skills § Communication skills.

§ Business Finance § Marketing

Entry Requirements Applications can be made from learners who do not hold any formal qualifications; however, a skills’ assessment and an interview will need to be undertaken to determine suitability for the course. Learners with GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C or above do not need to undertake the skills’ assessment but will have an interview. Applicants should have a positive disposition and deal well with challenges and be motivated, reliable, mature and have evidence of life experience.

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Career Prospects Successful completion of the course allows entry into a wide range of degree programmes including Business, Tourism, Finance and Law. Completion of the Access to Higher Education course can also be used as evidence of recent study and to seek new career opportunities. Direct entry to business and tourism HE courses.

How to Apply If you would be interested in applying to this course or you want to have more information about this course, please contacts us on tel: 01639 648033 or go to: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/application-form to apply online.


Access to HE Diploma - Computing & IT 1 Year, Full-time (3 days per week, 9.30am - 4.15pm) Neath College > Nicola Brandon > 01639 648703 > nicola.brandon@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview The course aims to prepare learners for study at Higher Education in a computing related programme. The course is designed to provide specialist, workrelated units for the computing and IT sector. It aims is to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for related higher education courses or employment. The Computing & IT Diploma provides career development opportunities and a clear progression route to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the Computing and IT area.

Course Content § Computer Design & Web Development § Software Development § Computer Systems & Networks § Information Systems § Research Project & Study Skills § Mathematics.

Entry Requirements Applications can be made from learners who do not hold any formal qualifications; however, a skills’ assessment and an interview will need to be undertaken to determine suitability for the course.

Learners with GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C or above do not need to undertake the skills’ assessment but will have an interview. Applicants should have a positive disposition and deal well with challenges and be motivated, reliable, mature and have evidence of life experience.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment Teaching and learning will take place by a process of lectures, tutorials, seminars, discussions, demonstrations, blended learning and group work. Learners will be assessed by both portfolio and exam-based assessment.

Career Prospects The qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to foundation degrees in IT or Computing areas, BSc in Computing, BSc in IT Management, higher apprenticeships in a related area and employment in the computing sector, including graphic design, web development, IT technical support and software development.

How to Apply If you would be interested in applying to this course or you want to have more information about this course, please contacts us on tel: 01639 648033 or go to: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/application-form to apply online. Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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Access to HE Diploma - Health Care 1 Year, Full-time (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9am-4.15pm - Afan College) 2 Years, Part-time (Afan College: Tuesday, Thursday, 5pm-9pm / Brecon Beacons College: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Pontardawe College: 9am-3.30pm (Monday 9am-3.30pm until Christmas, 9am-12pm after Christmas), Wednesday: 9am-3.30pm, Thursday: 9am-12pm, from January: 9am-3.30pm) Afan College & Newtown College > Allison Jones > 01639 648218 > allison.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Brecon Beacons College & Pontardawe College > Mike Lloyd > 01686 614470 > michael.lloyd@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview The course aims to prepare learners to study Health Care in Higher Education. It provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to progress to higher level study or to enhance your employment potential.

Course Content § Anatomy and Physiology § Psychology § Investigative Project § Presentation Skills

§ Health Care § Sociology § Communication Skills § Numeracy.

Entry Requirements Applications can be made from learners who do not hold any formal qualifications; however, a skills’ assessment and an interview will need to be undertaken to determine suitability for the course. Learners with GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C or above do not need to undertake the skills’ assessment but will have an interview.

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Applicants should have a positive disposition and deal well with challenges and be motivated, reliable, mature and have evidence of life experience.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment Teaching and learning will take place by a process of lectures, tutorials, seminars, discussions, demonstrations, blended learning and group work. Learners will be assessed by using a range of assessment strategies including presentations, reports, essays and class tests.

Career Prospects Successful completion of the qualification will prepare students for study in Higher Education in: adult nursing, paediatric nursing, mental health nursing, midwifery, audiology, paramedic science, speech and language therapy, ODP and social work.

How to Apply If you would be interested in applying to this course or you want to have more information about this course, please contacts us on tel: 01639 648033 or go to: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/application-form to apply online.


Access to HE Diploma - Humanities 1 Year, Full-time (3 days per week, 9.30am - 4.15pm) Brecon Beacons College > Mike Lloyd > 01686 614470 > michael.lloyd@nptcgroup.ac.uk Neath College > Karen Thomas > 01639 648362 > karen.thomas@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

The course aims to prepare learners to study Humanities and Social Science in Higher Education. It provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to progress to Higher Education or to enhance your employment potential.

Teaching and learning will take place by a process of lectures, tutorials, seminars, discussions, demonstrations, blended learning and group work. Learners will be assessed by using a range of assessment strategies including presentations, essays and class tests. Learners will be assessed by a range of assessments methods.

Course Content § Law § History § Communication § Numeracy § Sociology § Tutorial Support.

Entry Requirements Applications can be made from learners who do not hold any formal qualifications; however, a skills assessment and an interview will need to be undertaken to determine suitability for the course. Learners with GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C or above do not need to undertake the skills assessment but will have an interview. Applicants should have a positive disposition and deal well with challenges and be motivated, reliable, mature and have evidence of life experience

Career Prospects 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 If you would be interested in applying to this course or you want to have more information about this course, please contacts us on tel: 01639 648033 or go to: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/application-form to apply online.

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Access to HE Diploma - Science 1 Year, Full-time (3 days per week, 9am - 4.15pm) or part-time over 2 years. Neath College > Lisa Jenkins > 01639 648406 > lisa.jenkins@nptcgroup.ac.uk Rachel Ward > 01639 648451 > rachel.ward@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) is suitable for mature students wanting to study a full-time course in Neath College. Students will cover a range of core subjects in modules such as Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics and Mathematics. This Science qualification is designed for learners wishing to make their careers in local government, National Health Trusts, Ministry of Defence, Police Forces, schools, FE colleges and universities, analytical and forensic laboratories, environmental conservation agencies, telecom agencies, oil and gas companies.

Course Content § Biology § Physics § Chemistry § Psychology § Extended project, § Communication & Mathematics.

Entry Requirements Applications can be made from learners who do not hold any formal qualifications; however, a skills’ assessment and an interview will need to be undertaken to determine suitability for the course. Learners with GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C or above do not need to undertake the skills’ assessment but will have an interview. 17

Applicants should have a positive disposition and deal well with challenges and be motivated, reliable, mature and have evidence of life experience.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment Specific unit delivery by subject specialists in the area. Classroom and laboratory based delivery with a wide range of teaching methods.

Career Prospects Possible career options include: careers in local government, National Health Trusts, Ministry of Defence, police forces, schools, FE colleges and universities, analytical and forensic laboratories, environmental conservation agencies, telecom agencies, oil and gas companies. University degree course options include: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biosciences, Forensic Science, Marine Biology, Food and Science Technology, Geography, Forensic Biology, Biology with Biotechnology, Physiotherapy, Biomedical Sciences. Pharmacy, Nursing.

How to Apply If you would be interested in applying to this course or you want to have more information about this course, please contacts us on tel: 01639 648033 or go to: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/application-form to apply online.


AGRICULTURE HND Agriculture

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UCAS Code D401

HND Agriculture 2 Years (Full-time) > Fronlas Farm, Newtown College Martin Watkin > 01686 614572 > martin.watkin@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Entry Requirements

This programme is for students who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of agricultural practices and systems supported by current management practices.

BTEC / C&G Level 3 qualification in Agriculture at Merit / Distinction grade. GCSE Grades A to C in Maths and English plus a strong performance at GCSE Advanced level in a relevant subject.

Course Content Year 1 Business and the Business Environment: § Management Accounting § Managing a Successful Project § Principles of Livestock Production § Animal Health and Welfare § Animal nutrition § Rural Business administration and Accounting § Plant and Crop Nutrition. Year 2 Advanced Financial Accounting: § Research Project § Forage Production and Management § Animal Breeding and Genetics § Diversification and Alternative Enterprises § Work Experience § Management of Land based Machinery and Technology. 19

Learning, Teaching & Assessment Lectures, Case Studies, Projects, Visits, Completion of written and practical assignments, Presentations, Reflective Journal, Discussion, Independent Research.

Career Prospects Progression to Level 6 (Degree) study in a related subject. Progression to suitable managerial roles within the Land based Industries. Progresssion to the ooeration of a Rural Business.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


ART & DESIGN BTEC Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

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BTEC Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma Art & Design 1 Year (Full-time) Afan College > Alex Herriot > 01639 648338 > alex.herriot@nptcgroup.ac.uk Newtown College > Ian Savage > 01686 614200 > ian.savage@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview 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 Content 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.

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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.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment Assessment will be done using a range of assessment strategies including presentations, reports, essays and class tests.

Career Prospects 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 part-time employment.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT HND Business Studies BA (Hons) Business Studies: Top-up Degree BA (Hons) Business Management & IT

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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 Overview This programme will suit students who wish to develop the knowledge and understanding of the modern business environment. The course is franchised from the University of South Wales.

Course Content § Academic & Professional Development § Managing Financial Information § Economics, Law & Regulation § Work & Organisational Behaviour § Foundation in Marketing § Entrepreneurship & Business Start-up § Accounting for Managers § Digital Context § Strategic Business Analysis § Developing Talent for Success § Live Research Project § Marketing Communications.

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. 23

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).

Teaching, Learning & Assessment The programme will include lectures, seminars, practical and supervised workshop sessions and tutorial. You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations, group-work, reports and written assignments as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of (and occasionally in the middle of) each academic year.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


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 Overview

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

This programme allows students to develop and apply their business knowledge gained on the HND Business Studies programme. The course is franchised from the University of South Wales.

The programme will usually include lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. You will usually have to complete presentations, written assignments, group-work, reports and controlled assessments as you progress through the programme.

Course Content § Business Strategy § International Business § Business Communications § Ethics & 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) Business Studies.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

If you hold a HND or FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules and number of relevant academic credits you have achieved.

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UCAS Code N122

BA (Hons) Business Management & IT (Subject to revalidation)

3 Years (Full-time) > Brecon Beacons College Robin Flower > 01686 614453 > robin.flower@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview 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.

Course Content 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.

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).

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

The programme will include lectures and in year three a major project is required. 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.

Career Prospects

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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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CATERING, HOSPITALITY HNC Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts HND Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts: Top-up Degree BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts

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HNC Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts 2 Years (Part-time) > Neath College Naomi Hillen > 01639 648344 > naomi.hillen@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview 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.

Course Content § Applied Professional & Personal Development § Organisational Behaviour § Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism & Events § Strategic Event Management § Management Consultancy & Organisational Change § Contempory Themes in Toursim, Hospitality, Culinary Arts & Events.

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

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code 062N

HND Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts 2 Years (Full-time) > Neath College Naomi Hillen > 01639 648344 > naomi.hillen@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview 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.

Course Content

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 § Purchasing and Sustainability § Restaurant Operations. 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.

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 & Assessment The programme will include lectures, fieldwork, practical and tutorial sessions. The programme employs a variety of assessment techniques including reports, presentations, assignments, debates, practical work and examinations.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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UCAS Code N801

BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts: Top-up Degree 1 Year or 3 Year (Full-time) > Neath College Naomi Hillen > 01639 648344 > naomi.hillen@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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.

The programme will usually include lectures and tutorial sessions. You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Course Content

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.

§ 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. Typical offer: Successful completion of HND Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. 29

Career Prospects

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

You could also choose to study the BA (Hons) Hotel and Catering Management at the start of your studies. You would complete the HND modules in Years 1 and 2 and the BA (Hons) Hotel and Catering Management top-up modules in Year 3. The UCAS code is N801 and the tuition fee is £9,000 per year.


UCAS Code N801

BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts 1 Year or 3 Year (Full-time) > Neath College Naomi Hillen > 01639 648344 > naomi.hillen@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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.

The programme will usually include lectures and tutorial sessions. You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Course Content

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.

§ 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. Typical offer: Successful completion of HND Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts.

Career Prospects

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

You could also choose to study the BA (Hons) Hotel and Catering Management at the start of your studies. You would complete the HND modules in Years 1 and 2 and the BA (Hons) Hotel and Catering Management top-up modules in Year 3. The UCAS code is N801 and the tuition fee is £9,000 per year.

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COMPUTING HNC Computing HND Computing BSc (Hons) Applied Computing: Top-up Degree BSc (Hons) Computing (Apprenticeship) BSc (Hons) Cyber Security (Apprenticeship)

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HNC Computing 2 Years (Part-time) > Neath College John Arran > 01639 648441 > john.arran@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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.

This programme will include lectures and workshop sessions. You will have to complete presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Course Content

Career Prospects

§ Programming § Networking § Professional Practice § Database Design and Development § Security § Software Development Lifecycles § Website Design & Development.

The recognised progression route is into the second year the HND in Computing and Systems Development.

Entry Requirements

How to Apply

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).

For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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.

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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UCAS Code 004G

HND Computing 2 Years (Full-time) > Neath College Jeanette Adams > 01639 648073 > jeanette.adams@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview This programme will suit students who wish to develop a career in the exciting and ever-changing Computing & IT sector.

Course Content Year 1 Modules include: § Programming § Networking § Professional Practice § Database design and Development § Security § Software Development Lifecycles § Website Design and Development § 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.

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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 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 & Assessment

This programme will include lectures and workshop sessions. You will have to complete written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Career Prospects

The recognised progression route is the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing. Graduates have excellent employment prospects in the computing and IT industry. Career paths include: Software Engineering, Applications Development, Database Development, Project Management, Network Management, IT Operations and Technical Support, Web Development and Systems Analysis and Design.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code G500

BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing: Top-up Degree 1 Year (Full-time) > Neath College John Williams > 01639 648073 > john.williams@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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

Course Content

You may progress to a variety of postgraduate computerrelated 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.

§ Advanced Web Development § Geographical Information Systems § Usability Engineering § Big Data § Project Management and Research Methods § Major Project. This programme is being revalidated in 2018 and modules are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Career Prospects

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

Successful completion of the HND Computing or a similar HND/Foundation Degree (FD) in a computerrelated discipline. 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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UCAS Code G500

BSc (Hons) Computing (Apprenticeship) (Subject to Approval)

3 Year (Part-time) > Neath College John Williams > 01639 648073 > john.williams@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview This programme will suit students who wish to develop a career in the exciting and ever-changing IT sector.

Course Content

Year 1 Modules include: § Computer Systems § Managing Data § Web Design & Development § Fundamentals of Networks and Security § Problem Solving with Programming § Information and Systems Engineering. Year 2 Modules include: § Responsible Computing § Internet & Mobile Applications Development § Databases and Web-based Information Systems § Applied Programming § Group Project Implementation § Group Project Design. Year 3 Modules include: § Distributed Data and Analytics § Advanced Mobile Development § Future Technologies § IT Project Management § Project.

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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 & Assessment The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions. You will have to complete written assignments as you progress through the programme. Two modules have an exam and a research project is required.

Career Prospects You may progress to a variety of postgraduate computer elated 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code G500

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security (Apprenticeship) (Subject to Approval)

3 Year (Part-time) > Neath College John Williams > 01639 648073 > john.williams@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview This programme will suit students who wish to develop a career in the exciting and ever-changing IT sector.

Course Content

Year 1 Modules include: § Computer Systems § Managing Data § Problem Solving with Programming § Information and Systems Engineering* § Computing Mathematics § Fundamentals of Networks and Security. Year 2 Modules include: § Responsible Computing § Operating System § Data Structures and Algorithms § Server Technologies § Cybersecurity and Forensics § Applied Programming. Year 3 Modules include: § Network Security § Ethical Hacking § IT Project Management § Future Technologies § Project.

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 & Assessment The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions. You will have to complete written assignments as you progress through the programme. Two modules have an exam and a research project is required.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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.

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CONSTRUCTION HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Construction Management) HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Quantity Surveying) BSc (Hons) Construction Management: Top-up Degree

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UCAS Code Z149

HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Construction Management) 1 Year (Full-time) > 2 Years (Part-time) > Afan, Brecon Beacons & Neath College Meirion Lewis > 01639 648422/01686 614242 > philip.lewis@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview This programme will suit students who work in the Construction industry and wish to develop the required academic knowledge and practical skills.

Course Content § Individual Project § Construction Technology § Science & Materials § Construction Practice & Management § Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction § Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) § Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out § Site Supervision and 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 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 & Assessment

This programme will include lectures and practical workshop sessions. You will usually have to complete coursework, presentation and projects as you progress through the academic year.

Career Prospects

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 Scale rule.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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UCAS Code Z149

HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) 1 Year (Full-time) > 2 Years (Part-time) > Afan, Brecon Beacons & Neath College Meirion Lewis > 01639 648422/01686 614242 > philip.lewis@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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

Course Content § Individual Project § Construction Technology § Science and Materials § Construction Practice & 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. 39

Career Prospects 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 Scale rule.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code Z149

HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Quantity Surveying) 1 Year (Full-time) > 2 Years (Part-time) > Afan, Brecon Beacons & Neath College Meirion Lewis > 01639 648422/01686 614242 > philip.lewis@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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

Course Content § Individual Project § Construction Technology § Science and Materials § Construction Practice and Management § Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction § Measuring and Estimating § Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction § Tender and Procurement.

Career Prospects 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 Scale rule.

Entry Requirements

How to Apply

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.

For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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.

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UCAS Code 3K46

BSc (Hons) Construction Management: Top-up Degree 2 Years (Full-time) > 3 Years (Part-time) > Afan & Neath College Patrick Horgan > 01639 648422 > patrick.horgan@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

This programme prepares learners for the management of construction projects of all sizes. It prepares you to take on responsibilities of client management to satisfy employers that projects are completed to schedule and to the specified standard and budget. Students are eligible to exit with an HND in Construction Management if they have completed the appropriate number of credits.

This programme will include lectures and practical workshop sessions. You will usually have to complete coursework and phase tests as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of the academic year.

Course Content § Construction Technology § Development Management § Planning & Building Control § Construction & Site Management § Construction Materials § Renewable Energy § Inter-professional Studies § Project Management § Health & Safety § Dissertation.

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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.

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

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


ENGINEERING HNC Electronic & Electrical Engineering HNC General Engineering HNC Mechanical Engineering HND Electronic & Electrical Engineering HND General Engineering HND Mechanical 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 Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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.

The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions. Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Course Content

Career Prospects

ยง Engineering Design ยง Engineering Maths ยง Engineering Science ยง Electrical & Electronic Principles ยง Managing a Professional Engineering Project.

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.

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 or a Diploma in Engineering and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

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How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


HNC General Engineering 2 Years (Part-time) Neath College > Dr Alan J. Miles > 01639 648432 > alan.miles@nptcgroup.ac.uk Newtown College > Keith Gallier > 01686 614287 > keith.gallier@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview The HNC in General Engineering offers you the opportunity to study the discipline of 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.

Course Content

ยง Engineering Design ยง Engineering Maths ยง Engineering Science ยง Maintenance Engineering ยง 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 or a Diploma in Engineering and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning, Teaching & Assessment The programme will include lectures, practical workshop, when necessary, and tutorial sessions. Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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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 Overview

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.

Course Content

§ Engineering Design § Engineering Maths § Engineering Science § Managing a Professional Engineering Project § Mechanical Principles § Fundamentals of Thermodynamics & 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 or a Diploma in Engineering and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

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Learning, Teaching & Assessment The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions. Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code 505G

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 Overview 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.

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

Entry Requirements

Typical offer: 2 A levels or a Diploma in Engineering and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning, Teaching & Assessment The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions. Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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.

Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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UCAS Code 505G

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

The HND General Engineering offers you the opportunity to study the discipline of manufacturing 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, 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.

Course Content Year 1 Modules include: § Engineering Design § Engineering Maths § Engineering Science § Maintenance Engineering 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. 47

Typical offer: 2 A levels or a Diploma in Engineering and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning, Teaching & Assessment The programme will include lectures, practical workshop, where necessary and tutorial sessions. Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code 505G

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 Overview 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.

Course Content

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

Typical offer: 2 A levels or a Diploma in Engineering and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Learning, Teaching & Assessment The programme will include lectures, practical workshop and tutorial sessions. Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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.

Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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HEALTH, SOCIAL & CHILDCARE Certificate in Higher Education Substance Misuse Certificate in Higher Education Working with Vulnerable Adults Diploma in Higher Education in Public Health Foundation Degree Care Studies Foundation Degree Childhood Studies BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies: Top-up Degree BSc (Hons) Care Studies: Top-up Degree

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UCAS Code L591

Certificate in Higher Education Substance Misuse 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College Concetta Zicchieri > 01639 648221 > concetta.zicchieri@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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.

The programme will include lectures, seminars and tutorial sessions. You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Course Content

Career Prospects

§ Legislation and Policies § Using Research in Health & 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.

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 Foundation Degree in Care Studies.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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).

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UCAS Code L590

Certificate in Higher Education Working with Vulnerable Adults 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College Susan Davies > 01639 648216 > sue.davies@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

This programme will suit individuals currently or aspiring to work with vulnerable adults.

The programme will include lectures, seminars, project work, workshop and tutorial sessions. You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations, case studies and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Course Content § Context & Recognition of Abuse in Vulnerable Adults § Legislation & Policy in Working with Vulnerable Adults § Advocacy & 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).

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Career Prospects 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 FD (Hons) in Care Studies.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code C7TW

Diploma in Higher Education Public Health 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College Susan Davies > 01639 648216/8221 > sue.davies@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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.

The programme will include lectures, practical sessions, seminars and tutorial sessions. You will usually have to complete written assignments and presentations as you progress through the programme.

Course Content § Social Epidemiology § Introduction to Public Health § Health Protection § Understanding Public Health Policy § Partnership Working § Integrating Research with Health & Social Care.

Entry Requirements

Career Prospects The recognised progression route for this course is the BSc in Care Studies - top-up degree. Graduates have employment prospects within the multi-sectorial wider workforce within public health and social care, for example: nurses, social workers, housing officers, and, within charitable organisations.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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. 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. Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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UCAS Code L510

Foundation Degree Care Studies 2 Years (Full-time) > Afan College Clair Rees > 01639 648221 or 648216 > clair.rees@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

The course design provides students with the opportunity to study a range of Health disciplines and builds an appropriate academic foundation and relevance in each subject area. The programme enables students to develop a range of graduate and expected employability skills which transfer to the world of work. The requisite work placement element of the programme gives opportunities for students to acquire practical skills and professional values within the diverse field of practice.

Course Content 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. 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.

Entry Requirements

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This course is aimed predominantly at mature students within the wider Neath Port Talbot community, who have existing knowledge and experience from working

in the Health and Social care sector, or other relevant life experience. We aim to reflect the multidisciplinary approach required in this sector and actively seek prospective students from varied employment/ academic backgrounds.

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

The programme will include lectures, tutorials and a substantial work placement. You will usually have to complete portfolios, oral and poster presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Career Prospects

A number of our FdSc Care Studies graduates improve current career pathways (H&SC) whilst others may progress into further training or undertake professional qualification, nursing degree, social work degree, occupational therapy degree and management diplomas. Career routes are diverse as a progression from this programme, most graduates go on to pursue traditional care options, though the course is not limiting in this respect. Alternative career considerations are promoted through the college careers advice centre and links with the wider industrial provision, e.g. Police force, 3rd Sector, Youth services, Rehabilitation teams, Environmental health, Public health.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code L520

Foundation Degree Childhood Studies 2 Years (Full-time) Afan College > Rebecca James > 01639 648221 > rebecca.james@nptcgroup.ac.uk Brecon Beacon College > Tania Davies > 01686 614409 > tania.davies@nptcgroup.ac.uk Newtown College > Claire Bumford > 01686 614278 > claire.bumford@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview 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.

Course Content

§ Research § Communication & Partnership § Theories of Development § Play & Leisure § Curriculum Matters § Safeguarding Children & Young People § Children & Young People’s Health & Well-being § Advanced Practice in Children & Young People’s Service § Champion Equality Diversity & Inclusion § Leading Work in Children & Young People’s Services 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.

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 & Assessment The programme will include lectures, seminars, project work and tutorial sessions. You will have to complete presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme. One module requires a practical assessment.

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

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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.

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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 Overview

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.

Course Content

ยง Developmental Influences on Children and Young People ยง Contemporary Issues ยง Managing the Learning Environment ยง Student Led Focused Study ยง Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

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Learning, Teaching & Assessment

The programme will include lectures, seminars, fieldwork, workshop and tutorial sessions. You will usually have to complete written assignments and practical assessments as you progress through the academic year. A dissertation is required.

Career Prospects

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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code L512

BSc (Hons) Care Studies: Top-up Degree 1 Year (Full-time) > Afan College Clair Rees > 01639 648216 > clair.rees@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview The multidisciplinary vocational range of the BSc care programme uses the Level 4&5 modules to underpin the essential ‘hands-on’ element of the provision for candidates who wish to continue their academic career in the field of Health. The 3rd year of the full BSc programme reflects the academic requirements of the qualification focussing upon the application of theoretical concepts relating to modular specifications.

Course Content § Interagency Working § Health in a Global Context § Principles of Public Health § Welsh Context of Social Care § Dissertation.

Entry Requirements Transition from the FD programme or other relevant L5 qualification which may be used a direct entry to the top up year.

Learning & Teaching & Assessment

You will usually have to complete presentations, projects and written assignments as you progress through the academic year. A dissertation is required

Career Prospects Graduate progression can take a number of routes; for example, continued vocational training in specialist areas and subsequent professional registration, employment within the industry, or further post grad. study. Historically, students in this field have gained employment across the Health and Social Care sector, often developing current roles in specialist areas or moving into management positions. Students completing the BSc (Hons) Care Studies programme are well equipped for future application to associated professions such as Police force, Rehabilitation teams, 3rd Sector Project Management, Youth work as well as roles involving or focusing on Teaching and Lecturing.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

The programme will incorporate a range of teaching methods including discussion, lectures, seminars and student led independent investigation. Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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MUSIC HND Music

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UCAS Code 506G

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

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

This qualification will produce music graduates who have a high level of musical performance, composition, listening, analytical and production skills in a range of contexts. Graduates will be capable of utilising music technology to good musical effect in terms of both software and hardware resources, whilst at the same time having an awareness of contextual issues in terms of musical cultures and music business and an ability to utilise contextual knowledge and performance skills in the musical community.

The programme will include lectures, practicals, studio workshop and tutorial sessions. You will have to complete presentations, written assignments and practical assessments, including live performances, and recordings and scores of arrangements and compositions.

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 Grade C 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).

Career Prospects A recognised progression route for this programme is the BA (Hons) Music or other music related degrees. 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 Purchase and maintenance of any personal musical instruments/equipment.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7. Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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SPORT & PUBLIC SERVICES HND Sport (Community Sport & Physical Activity) HND Sport & Exercise Science HND Public Services

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UCAS Code CX63

HND Sport (Community Sport & Physical Activity) in conjunction with the Ospreys 2 Years (Full-time) Llandarcy Academy of Sport > Geraint Kathrens > 01639 648728 > geraint.kathrens@nptcgroup.ac.uk Ospreys Contract > Paul Whapham > paul.whapham@ospreysrugby.com Course Overview

The Higher National Diploma in Sport is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits. It is studied over two years full-time. Learning will take place in the classroom as well as in the local community. There will be opportunities to develop your work-based skills with Ospreys Rugby and all assessments will take place under the guidance of an experienced member of staff. Work experience will include working with special populations such as disability groups, the elderly and people with learning difficulties as well as elite athletes. This is an opportunity to develop your coaching skills with a professional Rugby club and to develop sport at the grass roots level.

Course Content

Year 1 will involve: § Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health § The Sport Landscape § Project Management § Activity Leadership. Year 2 will involve: § Work Experience § Research Project § Entrepreneurism in Sport § Sport, Health & Society.

Entry Requirements

§ 80 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or Level 3 equivalent qualifications § GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications) § BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the QCF for learners aged 18 years and over.

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

§ Guided learning, Supervised work experience, classroom-based activities, E-Learning supervised by tutor, competence based assessment § Internally assessed units § Pearson set external assessments § Work exposure.

Career Prospects

The recognised Career Prospects 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. Travel to and from your work placements. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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UCAS Code CX62

HND Sport & Exercise Science 2 Years (Full-time) Llandarcy Academy of Sport > Amanda Cooper > 01639 648728 > amanda.cooper@nptcgroup.ac.uk Llandarcy Academy of Sport > Barry Roberts > 01639 648720 > barry.roberts@nptcgroup.ac.uk Brecon Beacons College > Rhian Davies > 01686 614494 > rhian.davies@nptcgroup.ac.uk Newtown College > Andrew Davies > 01686 614234 > andrew.davies1@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

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.

Course Content

§ Nutrition § Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology § Anatomy & Physiology § Professional Skills § Coaching Practice & Skill Development § Strength and Conditioning for Coaching.

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

Career Prospects

You will be required to undertake a work placement as part of this programme.

The recognised Career Prospects 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.

Entry Requirements

How to Apply

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).

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Learning, Teaching & Assessment

For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


UCAS Code 29H1

HND Public Services 2 Years (Full-time) Brecon Beacons College > Simon New > 01686 614460 > simon.new@nptcgroup.ac.uk Llandarcy Academy of Sport > Howard Jones > 01639 648722 > howard.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Newtown College > Nicholas Hughes > 01686 614588 > nicholas.hughes@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

This programme will suit students who wish to develop the knowledge and understanding of public services, both uniformed and non-uniformed.

Course Content

§ 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. 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 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 & Assessment

Students will learn through a series of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and tutorials. There is the requirement to undertake additional independent studies. You will usually have to complete portfolios, presentations and written assignments/essays as you progress in the course.

Career Prospects

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.

Additional Course Costs

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

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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TEACHING Introduction to Teaching Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Professional Certificate in Education (PCE)

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

Career Prospects

Course Content

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

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

ยง Preparing to Teach ยง Learning & Applying Pedagogy.

Entry Requirements

A Level 3 qualification relevant to the subject specialism and GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths. Student will be expected to complete an online skills check at interview.

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

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7. Please note successful completion of this programme will generate a transcript of results (not a certificate).

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

The programme will include lectures, seminars, tutorial and practical workshops. Students will engage in peer teaching early on to gain experience and feedback. 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. Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) 2 Years (Part-time) Afan College > Phil Jones > 01639 648451 / 01639 648530 > phill.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Newtown College > Tony Burgoyne > 01686 614213 > tony.burgoyne@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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

Career Prospects

The Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) qualification 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 post-compulsory sector.

Course Content

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

Entry Requirements

A Level 3 qualification relevant to the subject specialism and GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths. Students will need to undertake teaching practice of a minimum of 70 hours each year and must have this arranged before enrolling on the course. Student will be expected to complete an online skills check at interview. 65

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

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 2 Years (Part-time) Afan College > Phil Jones > 01639 648451 / 01639 648530 > phill.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk Newtown College > Tony Burgoyne > 01686 614213 > tony.burgoyne@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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

Career Prospects

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.

Course Content

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. 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. You may progress to a postgraduate business-related programme, for example: the MA in Education.

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

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

Entry Requirements

How to Apply

A Degree qualification relevant to the subject specialism and GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths. Students will need to undertake teaching practice of a minimum of 70 hours each year and must have this arranged before enrolling on the course. Student will be expected to complete an online skills check at interview.

Additional Course Costs

Travel to and from your work placement. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student. For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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TRAVEL & TOURISM HNC International Tourism & Events Management HND International Tourism & Events Management BA (Hons) International Tourism & Events Management BA (Hons) International Tourism & Events Management - Top-up Degree

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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 Overview 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.

Course Content § Applied Professional & Personal Development § Organisational Behaviour § Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism & Events § Marketing for Tourism Hospitality, Events & 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.

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.

Career Prospects 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.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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

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UCAS Code 098N

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

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.

Course Content

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. 69

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 & Assessment

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

Career Prospects

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

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.


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 Overview 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.

Course Content

Year 1 Modules include: § Hospitality & Guest Services § Management & Organisational Behaviour § Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism & Events § Applied Personal & Professional Development. Year 2 Modules include: § Practical Event Management § Contemporary Human Resource Management in Context § Work Placement for International Tourism & Event Management § International Tourism Sustainability. Year 3 Modules include: § International Tourism & Destination Management § Developing Niche Markets § Strategic Event Management § Management Consultancy & Organisational Change.

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 & Assessment The programme will usually include lectures and tutorial sessions. 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 £TBC. Travel to and from your work placement.

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

Visit our website: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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UCAS Code L4T2

BA (Hons) International Tourism & Events Management - Top-up Degree 1 Year (Full-time) > Neath College Janet Beale > 01639 648086 > janet.beale@nptcgroup.ac.uk Course Overview

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

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. 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.

Course Content

Progression

§ International Tourism and Destination Management § Thana Tourism § Enterprising and Entrepreneurial Behaviour for Tourism, Hospitality, Events and the Culinary Arts § Contemporary Themes in Tourism, Hospitality, Events and the Culinary Arts § International Tourism Sustainability § Dissertation.

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.

Entry Requirements

International visit, usually £TBC. Travel to and from your work placement.

Entry onto top-up courses is through the successful completion of the HND in International Tourism & Event Management with a pass profile. If you had an HND or FD another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved. 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). 71

Additional Course Costs

How to Apply For information on applying to this course please turn to page 7.

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