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THINK BIG. WHAT CAN BE IMAGINED CAN BE ACHIEVED.

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Welcome

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Join in the Conversation

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Where to Find Us

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College Life

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At Your Service

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Going for Gold

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Money, Money, Money!

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Support

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Our Extended Family

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Apprenticeships

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What Level Are You?

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Choose a Subject Area

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Welcome. Welcome to North Warwickshire & Hinckley College! We are committed to helping you become the very best you can possibly be, particularly in respect of being well prepared to move into good jobs or onto Higher Education. Many of our staff are industry experts, and our college facilities reflect real working environments. Our close links with local, regional and national employers mean that we know what they are looking for in their employees, and we can make sure we deliver this training to you, our students. Our exciting curriculum features opportunities for study at all levels, including Higher Education, across a wide range of job-related areas. No matter what your starting point, we will find the right learning package for you and provide you with all the support you need to progress into further training, employment or university.

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JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION. There are so many ways to interact with us – no question is too big or too small.

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WHERE TO FIND US.

ATH Atherstone Campus

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CAMPUS FACILITIES Nuneaton Campus - Nun

HCC

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Harrowbrook Construction Centre

Leicester

Where many of our full-time courses take place and home to many of our commercial enterprises including The Sports & Fitness Centre, Budding Florists and Glebegate Restaurant.

Hinckley Campus - HNK (Creative Arts courses)

With state-of-the-art facilities, this £13m campus is where the College’s Creative Arts provision is delivered.

HNK Hinckley Campus (Creative Arts courses)

Coventry

Location Key HNK - Lower Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1QU HCC - Harrowbrook Industrial Estate, Nuffield Road, Hinckley, LE10 3DT ATH - Ratcliffe Road, Atherstone, CV9 1LF

Where many of our Higher Education courses take place, including Teacher Training and Travel & Tourism.

Harrowbrook Construction Centre - HCC The Construction Centre is home to the College’s Brickwork, Carpentry, Environmental Technologies, Painting and Decorating and Plumbing courses.

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SPORTS & FITNESS CENTRE What? Fully equipped gym, fitness classes and personal training Where? Nun

THE SALONS What? Hair and beauty treatments at affordable prices Where? Nun

Places to eat

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BUDDING FLORISTS

What? Hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks Where? Nun HNK HCC

What? Floral items and displays designed for any occasion

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What? Food prepared fresh to order – eat in or take away

COLLEGE SHOP

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What? Selling drinks, sweets, slush puppies and stationery Where? Nun

COFFEE SHOP What? Costa Coffee drinks and snacks at competitive prices

BLANK CANVAS

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GOING FOR GOLD. Get competitive and show off your skills at a variety of local, regional and national competitions.

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We are one of the few colleges in the country with a specific strategy around competitions and we actively promote a competitive spirit. Competition work is a great way to gain new skills, make friends and make your time in College exciting and dynamic!

Official Sponsor

During November the College will once again be attending the Skills show the UK’s largest skills and careers event at the NEC in Birmingham. The Skills Show hosts the WorldSkills UK national competitions, bringing skills to life as the best of the best demonstrate their incredible ability. As an official sponsor the college will have a high profile at the show, with many College students taking part in competitions and events throughout the week. The Skills show inspires and transforms young people’s lives through a series of interactive events held across the UK. Roll up your sleeves and have a go at 40 skill activities and explore what you like best. Discover skills, careers and opportunities you might never have considered before. For more information on the skills show visit, www.theskillsshow.com and if you would like to attend this event, speak to your course tutor.

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MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!

BURSARIES Need help with fees, childcare costs, materials, travel or any other costs associated with your course? Talk to a member of the Customer Service Team to see if you’re eligible!

FULL-TIME COURSES

If you are over 19

Under 19 on 31 August 2014?

On some of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) courses you may be entitled to free tuition if you receive an eligible benefit.

You will be eligible for free tuition fees and examination fees for funded full-time courses.

HOW TO PAY

As a student you could be entitled to financial support to assist you while you are studying. This can include help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniform, childcare and examination and registration fees.

Please contact us for details.

There will be a College Services charge and for some courses, material fees may apply.

Full Level 2 & Level 3 Entitlement You may be able to get help to cover the cost of your fees. Check the criteria below to see if you’re eligible! • You must be aged between 19 and 23 by the start of your course • You must be enrolling on a full Level 2/Level 3 qualification • You must not already hold a full Level 2 qualification (eg 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, NVQ Level 2, BTEC Level 2 Diploma) or a full Level 3 qualification (eg 2 or more A levels, 4 or more AS levels, NVQ level 3, BTEC National Diploma)

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You can pay for your course by cash, cheque, debit card or credit card. For courses with total fees in excess of £150 the College offers the facility to pay in three monthly instalments.

AGED 24 OR OVER? 24+ Advanced Learning Loans may be able to help you achieve your goals without worrying about the cost! These loans go towards the tuition fees for courses at Level 3 or above, are not based on income and with no upfront costs.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Students who are not home students (British nationals) should contact the College directly. Guidance is available from the Customer Service Team.

Better yet, you only need to pay back your 24+ Advanced Learning Loan when you have finished your course and earning more than £21,000 a year. Get impartial financial advice from: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

REFUND POLICY Refunds will only be made if the College cancels the course, it is over-subscribed or after an investigation a complaint is upheld. In these circumstances the College will make a full refund and no administration fee will be charged. Where learners wish to make a refund claim in exceptional circumstances they must write to the Assistant Principal Finance & Risk Management. Any claims accepted will be subject to an administration fee of £10.

Employer sponsorship If your employer wishes to sponsor your study there is a facility for invoices to be raised. At the time of enrolment your employer will need to supply a purchase order or letter of authorisation stating: • Your name • Title of the course • Confirmation of their intention to pay the fees

Full cost courses For courses that do not receive government funding the full tuition fee would apply. Fee concessions are not available on these courses.


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STUDENT SUPPORT. Whether you know where you want your future to take you or if you’re still deciding, you can always ask us for help!

We want you to THINK BIG and reach your full potential.!

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS What?

The College has a team of people on hand to answer any questions you might have and to point you in the right direction. You can make an appointment or just drop in whenever you want. is rry – th don’t wo Shhh… dential! tly confi ic r t s is ervice

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Functional Skills are three skills that have been identified as the most important general skills that everyone should have if they are going to succeed in life (Maths, English and IT). They are based upon ‘transferable’ skills and not specific to any subject.

Safeguarding We want our College community to feel safe and have staff who are trained to deal with cases of reported child and vulnerable adult protection issues. The College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all children and vulnerable adults. If you need to talk to someone call 024 7624 3000, text nwhcsafe to 88020 or email safe@nwhc.ac.uk

The completion of a Functional Skills qualification is mandatory for full-time students. Universities and employers look more favourably on students who have achieved Functional Skills. You will also require a Functional Skill to progress onto Year 2 at college.

Assessment?

Glebe House is a unique facility offering students additional facilities in a relaxed and friendly environment on our Nuneaton campus. Services include:

For the Functional Skills qualifications you will sit an assessment when your tutor feels you are ready.

• Shower and washing facilities • Help to support independent living • Laundry facilities • Mums to be and young parents support groups • Confidential appointments with external specialist agencies • College Counsellors

Study Support If you’re struggling with an assignment, we can help!

The College has a highly qualified Learning Support Team working across all campuses – they’re here to make sure that you are being the best you can be.

Physical Support

We offer a wide range of support for every student, including those with:

We have made every effort to ensure that disabled students’ time at College is no different.

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Other learning difficulties and/or disabilities

Emotional and behavioural issues affecting studying and attendance We can also support you with English, maths, assignments and coursework planning

Let us find the right level of support to suit you – arrange an assessment with a member of our team.

Why?

Glebe House

• Breakfast Club five mornings a week

LEARNING SUPPORT.

Throughout the year you will be set small tasks or an assignment depending on the subject you are studying.

Campus Libraries To catch up on assignments and portfolio work in groups or on your own, visit the Libraries based at the Nuneaton, Hinckley and Atherstone Campuses. You have access to books, magazines and DVDs as well as drop-in computers, laptops and iPads. urces ing reso All learn e! of charg are free


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The Midland Academies Trust

In February 2013 North Warwickshire & Hinckley College and South Leicestershire College announced the creation of a new and innovative federation between the two colleges.

An innovative multi academy trust set up by North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, the MAT is a network of academies who will work together and with the College to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

This unique partnership will help the two organisations share best practise, improve quality, develop new learning opportunities for students and communities, and operate more efficiently.

It offers unrivalled and unique local opportunities to students through working towards academic excellence, and through a dynamic mix of vocational expertise and resource supported by the College and partner employers.

Through the Federation the two Colleges share one Principal and plans are already underway to offer exciting new Engineering and Beauty courses at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College through the federation.

MAT academies include Hartshill School, The George Eliot School, The Nuneaton Academy and The Midland Studio Colleges in Hinckley and Nuneaton.

Apprenticeships The world is changing fast! In order to get ahead you need to have some first class skills. It is now time to explore your options and jump on board with an Apprenticeship at North Warwickshire & College. An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn a wage and pick up a recognised qualification en route!

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What level are you? LEVEL Entry Level 1 e1

Entry Level 2 e2

Entry Level 3 e3

Level 1 L1

Level 2 L2

Level 3

Check how long your course lasts!

1YFT One Year, full-time 2YFT two years, full-time

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Foundation Learning courses Awards, Certificates, Diplomas and Functional Skills

Foundation Learning courses Awards, Certificates, Diplomas and Functional Skills

Foundation Learning courses Awards, Certificates, Diplomas and Functional Skills

NEXT STEPS

Skills for life and a pathway into College

Entry Level 2

Skills for life and a pathway into College

Entry Level 3

Skills for life and a pathway into College

Level 1

BTEC Introductionductory Diplomas and Certificates NVQ Level 1,

Skills for further education/employment

BTEC Awards, Certificates and Diplomas

and a pathway into College

BTEC First Diplomas and Certificates, NVQ Level 2, BTEC Awards, Certificates and Diplomas

NVQ Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary and Extended Diplomas

Level 2

5 GCSEs at grades A* to C

Level 3

3 A2 Levels (360 UCAS points)

Higher Education

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Access to Higher Education Art & Design Beauty, Complementary Therapies & make-up Artistry Business & Administration Child Studies

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Computing Construction Engineering Floristry & Horticulture Foundation Learning

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Hairdressing Health & Social Care Hospitality & Catering Media & Digital Arts Motor Vehicle

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Music & Performing Arts Public Services Sport Teaching Assistants Travel & Tourism

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Access to Higher Education – Combined Studies L3

Access to Higher Education – Health Studies L2

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Introduction

Age: 26

The Access to Higher Education programme is backed by a QAA recognised certificate and provides adult learners with an alternative route to traditional A Levels. Whether you are looking to progress your career or change direction, this course can provide you with the platform you need.

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Access to Higher Education.

Higher Education including degrees in Psychology, Sports Therapy, Midwifery, Nursing and Marine Biology.

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Introduction This course can provide one of two pathways into either Education or Social Sciences. The Access to Higher Education programme is backed by a QAA recognised certificate and provides adult learners with an alternative route to traditional A Levels. Whether you are looking to progress your career or change direction, this course can provide you with the platform you need.

What will I study? Core subjects: English and Maths (GCSE equivalent); Study Skills; Information Technology; Biology; Law; Psychology; Sociology; History; Literacy; Science (GCSE equivalent); Education.

What’s next? You can progress onto a wide range of degree programmes, including Literature, Psychology, Sports Therpay, Law, Social Work and Teaching.

For a full course directory visit www.nwhc.ac.uk

Access to Higher Education – Art & Design L3

1YFT

HNK

Introduction If you want to return to learning to achieve a degree-level qualification in Creative Arts, this course can provide you with the platform you need.

What will I study? Research; Drawing and Analytical Skills Through Use of Different Materials and Techniques. Painting; Sculpture; Mixed Media; Ceramics; Glass; Printmaking; Photography; Digital Media; Contextual Studies; Professional Practice.

What’s next? You will be able to go onto a Creative Arts degree.


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Art & Design. Name: Joe Langham Age: 18 Course: BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design

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Introduction This course is equivalent to four GCSEs and is an ideal introduction if you want to pursue a career in Art & Design.

Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design L3

1YFT

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What will I study? Core Units include: Contextual References in Art & Design; 2D Visual Communication; 3D Visual Communication; Using Ideas to Explore, Develop and Produce Art & Design; Building an Art & Design Portfolio; Working in the Art & Design Industry Optional units include: Working with Graphic Design Briefs; Working with Visual Arts Briefs; Working with Site-specific Briefs.

Introduction This course allows you to experiment with a wide variety of Art & Design disciplines.

What will I study? Modules include: Graphics; Fine Art; Ceramics; Textiles; Fashion; Photography; 3D Design; Sculpture; Life Drawing; Art History. You will then choose a specialist area and prepare a portfolio.

What’s next? You could progress onto a higher level course or employment in the Art & Design Industry.

What’s next? You will have the opportunity to go in to employment or Higher Education.

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Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art & Design (90 credit)

Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art & Design - Graphic Design (90 credit) L3

2YFT

HNK

Introduction L3

2YFT

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Introduction This course is perfect if you want to pursue a career in Art & Design but are still yet to decide on a specialist area.

What will I study? Drawing; Painting; Printmaking; Sculpture; Ceramics; Photography; Graphic Design; Textiles; Fashion; Computers in Art & Design; Art & Design History.

What’s next? After the first year you can progress to the Extended Diploma and then go on to a degree or Higher National Diploma in your chosen area of Art & Design.

This course consists of individual and group based practical assignments that will equip you with a range of Graphic Design skills.

What will I study? Packaging; Typographic Design; Advertising; Corporate Identity; Information Graphics; Illustration; Photography; Contextual Studies.

Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art & Design Photography (90 credit) L3

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The course will give you the opportunity to work with both traditional and digital methods of image making, giving you a sound technical understanding.

Introduction

What will I study? Core Units: Visual Recording in Art & Design Materials; Techniques and Processes; Ideas and Concepts in Art & Design; Communication Through Art & Design.

What’s next? After the first year you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma; you will then be able to move to Higher Education or into employment.

Specialist Units: Computers in Art & Design Photography; Photography Media, Techniques and Technology; Photographic Studio Techniques; Location Photography; Experimental Imagery in Photography. Projects will include documentary photography, fashion and portraiture and pinhole photography.

What’s next? After the first year you can progress to the Extended Diploma and you can then go into employment in the industry.

For a full course directory visit www.nwhc.ac.uk

Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art & Design - Interior Design (90 credit) 2YFT

HNK

This qualification covers all aspects of Interior Design including drawing, observational and design skills, theory and history in order to prepare you for a career in the industry.

What will I study? Introduction to Design Style/ Professional Practice Studies; 19th and 20th Century Design; Colour Theory and Application; Perspective and Tonal Drawings; Survey - Room Interiors; Room Planning; Lighting; Domestic Space Design.

What’s next? After the first year you can go onto the Extended Diploma in Interior Design and then the Foundation Degree in Interior Design or into employment.


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Diploma in Visual Merchandising L3

1YFT

HNK

Introduction This course covers the broad range of skills required to work within Visual Merchandising, including using space and lighting creatively, making best use of a store’s space and arranging screens, fabric and posters.

What will I study? Mandatory Units: Advertising Project Planning; Implementation and Review; Context and Theory of Display Design; Graphics for Display Design; Merchandising Display and Presentation; Workshop Practice and Production Techniques for Display Design. Optional Units: Advertising Roles and Strategies; Developing and Presenting Advertising Ideas; 2D Design Software for Layouts.

What’s next? You can go on to the Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design Level 4, or into employment.

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What will I study? The techniques of: Design, Illustration and Presentation; Pattern Cutting; Garment Technology; Contextual Studies; Computer Aided Design.

What’s next? After the first year you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma, then onto higher education such as the HND in Design for Fashion and Textiles or go into employment.

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NVQ Beauty Therapy L2

VRQ Beauty Therapy L1

1YFT

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Introduction If you want to work in Hair & Beauty, this course is a great introduction to the sector, covering all the basics you need to progress onto level 2 courses.

What will I study? Create a Hair & Beauty Image; Health & Safety in the Salon; introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector; Basic Manicure Treatment; Basic Pedicure Treatment; Salon Reception Duties; Skin Care; Photographic Make-up; Themed Face Painting; Basic Make-up Application.

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Introduction This fast-paced programme covers all the basic, practical skills of Beauty Therapy and is ideal whether you want to progress onto level 2 courses or go straight into employment.

What will I study? Facial Work; Basic Make-up and Specialised Lash and Brow Treatments; Manicure and Pedicure; Waxing Techniques; Anatomy and Physiology.

What’s next? Level 3 in Beauty Therapy, Level 2 in Basic Beauty Massage & Complementary Therapies, Level 2 in Hairdressing. You will also be qualified to gain employment in salons with this qualification.

What’s next? Level 2 in Beauty Therapy, Level 2 in Basic Beauty Massage & Complementary Therapies or Level 1 in Hairdressing.

VRQ Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques L2

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Introduction This course covers in detail the specialist vocational areas of Beauty Therapy ensuring you are qualified in a wide range of treatments. You will also have the opportunity to gain extra experience such as attending exhibitions, product range training and external company training.

What will I study? Facials; Make-up; Lash and Brow Treatments; Manicure; Pedicure; Waxing Techniques; Cosmetic Tanning; Health & Safety; The Running of a Beauty Business, including reception duties and retail sales.

VRQ Diploma in Complementary Therapies L2

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Introduction This course will give you skills in a range of basic massage techniques.

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Introduction This course covers the specialist vocational areas of Beauty Therapy to ensure you will be able to meet the latest industrial requirements – ideal if you want to pursue a career in beauty therapy.

What will I study? Practical units include: Facial Work; Specialised Lash and Brow Treatments; Waxing; Make-up application; Manicure; Pedicure; Assisting in Spa Duties.

What will I study? Basic Aromatherapy; Basic Reflexology; Basic Massage; Health & Safety; Anatomy & Physiology; Related Theory.

What’s next?

What’s next?

Level 3 in Beauty Therapy, Level 2 in Hairdressing, Level 2 in Basic Beauty Massage & Complementary Therapies. Employment options include cruise-liners, salons, health farms, spa centres or setting up your own business.

Level 3 Complementary Therapies or employment within the industry, e.g. cruise liners, health spas, salons, clinics or self-employment.

Theory units include: Health & Safety; Promoting Salon Services and Products; Developing and Maintaining Effectiveness at Work; Anatomy and Physiology. You will also have the option to take part in additional enrichment activities that may include: Ear Piercing; Self Tan; Tooth Fairy; Beauty Exhibitions; Lash Extensions; Intimate Waxing Techniques (additional fee will apply).

What’s next? You will be able to go on to the: VRQ/NVQ in Beauty Therapy Level 3, Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Basic Beauty Massage & Complementary Therapies Level 2 or Level 2 VRQ or NVQ in Hairdressing.

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NVQ Intensive Beauty Therapy (mature learners) VRQ Diploma in Theatrical & Artistic Make-up Studies L2/ L3

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Introduction This unique programme offers a high level of training relevant to the television, film, stage and photographic make-up industry. Our links with local and national media, theatre groups and photographic studios ensure you get practical and relevant work experience.

What will I study? Creation of Worksheets for Face and Body Painting; Photographic Make-up; Accident and Injury, Ageing, Period Character and Prosthetic Designs; Hairdressing Techniques; Hairpieces; Setting and Dressing Wigs.

What’s next? You could progress onto a higher education course or work within the Television, Film or Theatre Industries.


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Diploma in Beauty Therapy L3

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Introduction This programme is the perfect next step for students who have completed a Beauty Therapy Level 2 qualification. You will learn the very latest advanced treatments enabling you to work in the most exclusive areas of the Beauty Therapy industry.

What will I study? The NVQ Beauty Therapy route includes: Massage; Facial; Electrical Body Treatments; Electro-epilation; Microdermabrasion; Business; Health & Safety. The VRQ route includes: Facial and Body Electrical Microdermabrasion; Aromatherapy; Swedish Body Massage; Hot Stone Therapy; Business; Health & Safety.

What’s next? You could progress onto a Foundation Degree in Salon Management and Beauty Therapy or into employment, e.g. working on cruise liners, in Salons, spas or 5* hotels.

For a full course directory visit www.nwhc.ac.uk

VQR Diploma in Complementary Therapies L3

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Business Enterprise.

Introduction

Name: Nisha Bangar

This advanced-level course will provide you with deep understanding and practical knowledge of many aspects of Complementary Therapies.

Age: 16

What will I study? Advanced Aromatherapy; Advanced Reflexology Techniques; Advanced Massage Techniques (Hot/Cold Stone Massage; Indian Massage; Paraffin Wax Treatments); Thermal Auricular Therapy; Crystal and Colour Therapy; Relaxation and Meditation Techniques; Healthy Eating for Therapy Clients; Reflective Practice; Anatomy and Physiology; Business Practice for Complementary Therapies.

What’s next? You could progress onto a degree in Complementary Therapies or into employment in a variety of establishments such as cruise ships, sports centres, clinics, health spas or selfemployment.

Course: Extended Diploma in Business What would you pitch in the Dragon’s Den? An all-in-one beauty therapy, hairdressing and clothing store

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Certificate in Business and IT L2

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Introduction Increasingly employers expect their employees to have a good understanding of the role of business in society as well as proven IT skills. This new qualification prepares you for this challenge.

What will I study? BTEC Extended Diploma in Business includes: Small Business Enterprise; Customer Relations; Business Environment. BTEC Extended Diploma in IT includes: Communicating using IT; Work Skills required for the IT Industry; Databases; Web Design.

Diploma (90 credit)/ Extended Diploma in Business

Child Studies. Name: Vicky Poyner Age: 18 Course: Level 3 Childcare and Education

L3

2YFT

Nun

Funniest childhood memory? When my sister knocked out my two front teeth!

Introduction This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is assignment based with no formal exams.

What will I study? You will study 18 subjects including Finance; Accounting; Marketing; Human Resource Management; Economic Environment; Business Ethics; Internet Business.

What’s next? You will have the opportunity to progress to university or into employment; options include roles in accountancy, sales, marketing, management and administration.

What’s next? Either the BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level 3 or the BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing & IT Level 3.

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BTEC FIRST award/ certificate in Children’s play, learning and devElopment* L2

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Introduction This course will provide you with the training you need to begin working under supervision, with young children in a variety of early year’s settings such as nurseries, playgroups and schools. You will learn about children’s development and the practical skills that are needed to support their care and education.

BTEC National Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning & Development L3

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Introduction This course prepares you to work with children and their families in a variety of early year’s settings. The qualification will build and develop the practical skills and understanding you will need to achieve qualified practitioner status for the 0-8 year age group.

L3

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Introduction This course prepares you to work with children and their families in a variety of early year’s settings. The qualification will build and develop the practical skills and understanding you will need to achieve qualified practitioner status for the 0-8 year age group.

What will I study?

There are eleven compulsory core units plus 800 mandatory placement hours.

There are eleven compulsory core units, three compulsory specialist units and a range of optional specialist units with guided learning hours. This course will also involve 800 mandatory placement hours.

What’s next?

What’s next?

You could go on to work as an Early Years Practitioner in a nursery or school setting or go on to a Higher Education course to become a Teacher, Paediatric Nurse, Midwife or Social Worker.

You could go on to work as an Early Years Practitioner in a nursery or school setting or go on to a Higher Education course to become a Teacher, Paediatric Nurse, Midwife, Play Therapist or Social Worker.

What will I study? Modules include The Developing Child; Healthy, Safe and Nurturing Environments.

BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning & Development

What will I study?

What’s next? You could progress into a variety of job roles such as Nursery Assistant, Pre-school Assistant, Crèche Worker and Home-start Worker or go on to complete a CACHE award. * Subject to accreditation Extended Certificate and Diploma

For a full course directory visit www.nwhc.ac.uk

BTEC Award/ Certificate/Diploma in Caring for Children L1

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Introduction This course will give you the basic knowledge, understanding and skills you need to care for children.

What will I study? You will study two core units to fulfil the Award Level programme. If progressing onto the Diploma Level, a further eight core units are required plus three BTEC assignments in Personal Social Development and Literacy Level 1.

What’s next? You can progress onto a Level 2 Early Years programme or a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.


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Certificate in Business and IT

L3

L2

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Computing. Name: Brogan Watkins Age: 18

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Introduction

Introduction

This course is a nationally recognised Edexcel qualification and is equivalent to three A Levels. The programme is ideal if you have a keen interest in IT and wish to pursue a career in computing.

This course is two qualifications in one, designed to provide you with underpinning knowledge in Business, Computing and IT.

What will I study?

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Diploma (90 credit)/ Extended Diploma in IT

Year 1: Communications and Employability Skills for IT; Computer Systems; Advanced Database Skills; Website Production; 3D Modelling for Games Development; IT Technical Support; Digital Graphics and Computers; Systems Analysis and Design; Object Oriented Programming.

What will I study? The BTEC in Business covers Enterprise and Work Skills needed for the Business Environment. tre) The BTEC Extended Certificate ts Thea bey Ar b (A in IT covers Databases; Web n to ynunea ld, bu Page Design; Communication @abbe the wor f o t h ig t nIT lasthe and Work Skills needed for igon iss Sa Not the ht of m ig Industry. n t p! s rtain u the la ion! Cu it d E Schools

What’s next? Year 2: Information Systems; Communication Technologies; Computer Game Design; Controlling Systems Using IT; Communication Systems Architecture; Maintaining Computer Systems; Computer Animation; Event Driven Programming and Business Resources.

You can progress onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in n did a Business Level 3 or the BTEC he Salo T in st s rm. Be udent Extended Diploma in Computing hair pe The st y m ry f e o and v tic job & IT Level 3. ceived fantas e r r e ! v n I’ve e k soo be bac service nal! I’ll io s s e f pro

What’s next? You will be able to progress on to a degree level course or into employment.

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Course: BTEC Extended Diploma in IT Mac or PC? PC

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Diploma in Bricklaying L1

1YFT

HCC

Introduction This programme will enable you to gain an insight into basic bricklaying techniques and skills.

What will I study? Health & Safety Regulations and Requirements; Communication and Structures within the Construction Industry; Building Knowledge and Construction Technology; Basic Block and Bricklaying Skills; Cavity Walling. Setting out skills for masonry structures are combined within the practical projects undertaken.

What’s next? Progression is onto the Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2.

Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery L1

1YFT

Hcc

Introduction During this course you will study basic tool skills and gain knowledge of Health & Safety and building technology.

What will I study? Health & Safety; Timber Technology; Timber Jointing; Safe use of Power Tools; Introduction to Safe use of Basic Scaffolding.

What’s next? Next steps include the Diploma in Site Carpentry Level 2 or the Diploma in Bench Joinery Level 2.

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Certificate in Service Engineering Diploma in Basic Construction – Multi-skills L1

1YFT

L1

1YFT

HCC

Introduction

engineering. Name: Luke Chandler Age: 18 Course: Extended Diploma in Engineering Favourite gadget? My phone

This course will give you a basic introduction to plumbing skills.

HCC

What will I study? This course will help you to develop the basic knowledge and skills needed to work in the Construction Industry.

Health & Safety; Basic Electrical Knowledge; Hot and Cold Installation; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Copper and Low Carbon Steel Pipework; Installation and Sanitation.

What will I study?

What’s next?

Brickwork; Carpentry; Plastering; Wall and Floor Tiling; Painting; Decorating.

Progression is onto Level 2 Plumbing.

Introduction

What’s next? Specialism area of Construction Brickwork or Carpentry at Diploma Level 1 or Maintenance Operations at Level 2.

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Diploma in Engineering (Multi-skills) L1

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Introduction This is a ‘hands-on’ course that will enable you to develop basic skills and knowledge in a wide range of engineering methods and techniques such as welding, fabrication, turning and milling.

What will I study? Working Safely in Engineering; Starting Work in Engineering; Preparing for an Interview and Interview Skills; Developing Skills in: Making Engineering Components Using Hand Tools, Using a Bench/Pedestal Drilling Machine, Planning and Making a Machined Product, Assembling Mechanical Components, Electronic Assembly, Wiring Electrical Circuits and Components, Routine Servicing of Mechanical Equipment and Electrical/Electronic Systems.

What’s next? You can progress on to the BTEC Level 2, or Electrical Installation Level 2 course, employment, or an Apprenticeship in Engineering.

Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings & Structures) L2

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Nun

Introduction This course is ideal if you want to enter into the Electrical Industry or want to progress your current career. As well as core units, there will be a number of pathways into domestic, commercial and electrical specialisms.

What will I study? City & Guilds 2365 Health & Safety (generic building services assignment); Electrical Principles Installation Technology; Installation of Wiring Systems; Communications (generic building services assignment).

What’s next? You can progress onto an electro-technical Apprenticeship programme or an electrotechnical NVQ.

For a full course directory visit www.nwhc.ac.uk

Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical & Manufacturing) L2

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Nun

Introduction This course will give you the chance to develop a wide range of manufacturing processes and techniques with a focus on Mechanical Engineering.

What will I study? Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering; Interpreting and Using Engineering Information; Mathematics for Technicians; Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering; Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering (CAD); Selecting and Using Secondary Machining Techniques to Remove Metal (Turning and Milling); Part Programming CNC Machines; Fabrication Techniques and Sheet Metal Work.

What’s next? You can go onto the BTEC Level 3 course, an Apprenticeship in Engineering or full-time employment.

Diploma (90 credit)/ Extended Diploma in Engineering

Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings & Structures) L3

L3

1YFT

1YFT

Nun

Nun

Introduction This course is the first year of a two-year programme that will equip you with the skills you need for a career in Engineering.

What will I study? During the first year you will study a Diploma in Engineering, with either a focus on Mechanical & Manual, Electronics or Welding & Fabrication.

What’s next? After completing the first year, you will be able to progress to the second year and complete the Extended Diploma in Engineering, with a focus on either Mechanical & Manual, Electronics or Welding & Fabrication.

Introduction This course is ideal for those who have completed the City & Guilds 2330 or 2365 Level 2 courses and those who want to train as electricians but aren’t currently employed in the industry.

What will I study? Health & Safety in Building Services Engineering; Understanding the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems; Principles of Electrical Science; Electrical Installations; Fault Diagnosis and Rectification of Electrical Installations; Inspection, Testing and Commissioning; Electrical Systems Design; Career Awareness in Building Services Engineering.

What’s next? You can progress onto the NVQ Level 3 programme (work placement needed).


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Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) L2

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Nun

Introduction This course will give you the chance to develop a wide range of electronic processes and techniques with a focus on Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

What will I study? Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering; Interpreting and Using Engineering Information; Mathematics for Technicians; Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering; Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering (CAD); Electronic Devices and Communication Applications; Electronic Circuit Construction; PC Hardware and Software Installation and Configuration.

What’s next? You can progress to the BTEC Level 3 course, an Apprenticeship or full-time employment.

For a full course directory visit www.nwhc.ac.uk

Diploma in Engineering (Welding & Fabrication) L2

1YFT

Nun

Introduction If you are looking to pursue a career in Engineering, this course will give you the knowledge and skills you need, with a focus on welding techniques and fabrication of sheet metal.

What will I study? Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering; Interpreting and Using Engineering Information; Mathematics for Technicians; Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering; Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering.

Diploma in ICT Systems Support – PC Maintenance L1/2

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This course will allow you to develop a wide range of skills in Computer Maintenance Engineering. You will cover different hardware maintenance and software installation and gain invaluable troubleshooting knowledge.

Diploma in ICT Systems Support – PC Maintenance L3

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This course is ideal whether you are looking to progress your career or learn new ICT skills.

What will I study?

Welding processes including Metal inert gas/Metal arc gas shielded, Manual Metal Arc, Tungsten inert gas/Tungsten arc gas shielded, Oxy-acetylene Destructive and Non-Destructive testing of Welded Joints, Fabrication Techniques.

IT User Fundamentals; Setting up an IT System; Optimise IT System Performance; Security for IT Users; Dismantle, Assemble, Install and Maintain a Desktop Computing system; Fundamentals of Computing Systems and Customer Care; Maintaining Equipment and Systems; Installing, Configuring and Maintaining Hardware and Software; Systems Testing; Working to Industry-Standard Repair Procedures.

What’s next?

What’s next?

You can progress on to the BTEC Level 3 with employment, an Apprenticeship in Engineering or full-time employment.

You can go onto the City & Guilds Level 3 course, an Apprenticeship in Engineering/ Computer Maintenance or into employment.

What will I study? Advanced Trouble Shooting; Networking; System Management.

What’s next? You can progress to the City & Guilds ICT qualification at Level 4, Higher Education, a Higher Apprenticeship or into employment.


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Diploma in horticulture (city & guilds) L1

1YFT

NUN

Introduction

le to b a n e e b “I have various in e t e p com titions, e p m o c l nationa !” n great e e b s a which h

This is an exciting, practical course, ideal if you enjoy Horticulture but don’t have any formal experience.

What will I study? The course is practical based with externally devised assessments, running throughout the year. There is a strong emphasis on Health & Safety, confidence building, practical skills and key skills development.

What’s next?

floristry.

You can go into employment, for example as an Assistant Garden Centre Worker; Assistant Gardener; Assistant Greenkeeper/Groundsperson or onto an Apprenticeship.

Diploma in floristry (city & guilds) L1

1YFT

NUN

Introduction If you are artistic and would like to be able to create floral designs then this is the course for you. It is a practical based course that offers an alternative to GCSEs.

What will I study? There is a strong element of confidence building, practical skills and key skills development.

What’s next? Progression will be onto the Diploma in Floristry Level 2 or the BTEC First Diploma in Floristry.

Name: Megan Lomas Age: 19 Course: Level 3 Diploma in Floristry Who would you like to receive flowers from? Lady Gaga

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Diploma in fLORISTRY (cITY & gUILDS) L2

1YFT

NUN

Introduction This course is ideal if you would like to go into employment in the Floristry Industry.

diploma in floristry (cITY & gUILDS) L3

1YFT nun

Introduction What will I study? Units include: Aspects of Art & Design in Floristry; Hand Tied and Presentation Designs; Wedding Designs; Funeral and Sympathy Designs; Introduction to Planted Designs; Floral Decorating; Flower and Plant Care; Promotion and Display; Working within the Industry.

What’s next? You will be able to progress to the Diploma in Floristry Level 3 or go into employment. onto Diploma in Brickwork or Carpentry Level 1 or Maintenance Operations Level 2.

This course will provide you with advanced training skills you need to work within the Floristry Industry.

What will I study? Diverse Flower and Plant Care; The Creative Design Process for Florists; Diverse Tied Floral Designs; Diverse Floral Designs for Weddings and Formal Occasions; Assembly of Diverse Floral Arrangements; Functions and Events Decoration using Floral Displays; Compulsory Work Experience.

What’s next? You will be able to work within industry or go on to the Level 4 Floristry programme.

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Foundation Learning E1

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Introduction This course aims to help those with learning difficulties to develop a range of personal skills essential for successful performance in working life.

What will I study? Personal and Social Development; Development of Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT; Art and Craft; Catering; IT; Motor Vehicle; Enrichment; Work Experience.

What’s next? You will be able to go onto further Foundation Learning courses.

Diploma in Skills for Working Life E2

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Nun

Introduction This course will help you to develop a wide range of personal, inter-personal and work-related skills.

What will I study? You will study a personalised programme of units ranging from IT, Catering, Pottery, Vehicle Maintenance, Woodwork, Horticulture, Floristry and Personal & Social Development. All students also study Functional Skills in English.

What’s next? By completing this course you will be able to move to a wide range of entry level Foundation Learning programmes in a wide range of subjects.

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Diploma in Independence & Work E2

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This course will help you to develop a range of skills to help you with everyday living as well as an introduction to work skills.

Diploma in Independent Living E2

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This course will help you to develop transferable social and life skills.

What will I study? Subjects include: Personal Safety; Travel; Managing Money; Healthy Living; Basic Food Preparation. Work skills will focus on: Enterprise Activity; Researching Leisure Activities; Developing Personal Skills for the Work Place.

What’s next? By completing this course you will be able to move to a wide range of entry level Foundation Learning programmes in a wide range of subjects.

What will I study? As well as Independent Living, other units may include Cookery; Health & Fitness; Leisure Services; Volunteering; Environmental Issues.

What’s next? You will be able to go onto the Entry Level Study Programmes in Foundation Learning.

Diploma in Vocational Studies E3

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Introduction This course will help you to develop a range of personal skills essential for successful performance in working life.

What will I study? A personalised programme which will include: Selfassessment; Career Progression, and optional units in Construction, Basic Food Preparation, Cookery and IT.

What’s next? You could progress onto further vocational programmes at Level 1 and 2, start an Apprenticeship or go into employment.


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Hairdressing.

Diploma in Skills for Working Life E3

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Diploma in Vocational Studies

Name: Michelle Simms

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Course: VRQ Diploma in Barbering

1YFT

Age: 30

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Most tragic hair trend? When dip-dye goes wrong!

Introduction

This course helps you to develop a wide range of personal, interpersonal and work-related skills.

This course offers you the opportunity to experience a variety of vocational areas to widen your knowledge and enable you to participate, achieve and progress.

Diploma in Progress – Step Up

What will I study?

What will I study? You will study a personalised programme which will include self-assessment and Career Progression, alongside optional units in Catering and Multimedia. As well as vocational units, you will have the opportunity to improve your Functional Skills in Maths, English & IT.

Introduction

You will study a personal programme of units ranging from IT; Catering; Pottery; Vehicle Maintenance; Woodwork; Horticulture; Floristry; Personal & Social Development. All students also study Functional Skills in English and/or Maths.

Introduction

What’s next? You may move into a wide range of other Entry Level Foundation Learning programmes in a wide range of subject areas.

What’s next? On successful completion of this programme you could progress to further vocational programmes, an Apprenticeship or onto employment.

L1

1YFT

Nun

This course will allow you to create a learning programme tailored to your needs. It aims to help you to work towards a qualification and develop opportunities for progression.

What will I study? The personalised programme can include subjects such as: Construction; Sport; IT; Motor Vehicle; Hairdressing; Employability and Independent Living Skills.

What’s next? You could progress onto further vocational programmes at Level 2, an Apprenticeship or employment.

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VRQ INTRODUCTION to the Hair & Beauty Sector L1

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Introduction If you want a career in the Hair & Beauty Industry, this course will provide you with the basic skills and relevant background knowledge that you need.

VRQ Diploma in Barbering

L2 L2

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Nun

Introduction This qualification is ideal if you want to pursue a career in the Barbering industry or if you want to advance your current skills from ladies hair on to men’s hair.

What will I study? 12 units including: Men’s Cutting; Facial Hair; Styling; Gents Colour Techniques.

What’s next? You will be able to progress onto the NVQ/VRQ Level 2 qualification.

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VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing L2

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Nun

What’s next? You will be able to enter into employment or go on to a Level 3 course in Hairdressing or Level 1/2 course in Beauty Therapy.

1YFT

Nun

Introduction An intensive course with a practical focus, ideal if you want to become skilled in a variety of nationally-recognised specialisms.

Introduction This is an intermediate qualification that focuses on the principles and practical skills needed in the Hairdressing industry.

What will I study?

What will I study? Researching information and exploring Trends and Fashions about the Hair & Beauty Industry.

NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

This qualification has practical and theoretical elements including: Basic Colouring Techniques; Shampoo and Condition Hair and Scalp; Setting and Styling Hair.

What’s next? You will be able to progress onto the NVQ Level 2 course.

What will I study? Client Care and Communication; Health & Safety; Cutting; Setting; Blow Drying; Long Hair Work; Perming; Colouring.

What’s next? You could progress to a Level 2 Barbering Course or a Level 3 Hairdressing/Beauty Therapy course.


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VRQ Intensive Diploma in Hairdressing (mature learners)

VRQ Diploma in Ladies or Men’s Hairdressing NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

An intensive course with both practical and theoretical aspects where you will have the chance to work in realistic working environments. If you have previous experience then you can work at your own pace to complete the course in a shorter time.

What will I study? Shampooing and Conditioning; Cutting; Blow Drying; Setting; Long Hair Work; Perming; Colouring Techniques; Consultation Procedures; Teamwork Activities; Analysis of Hair Types and Styles.

* Course length varies

Name: Natasha Ward Age: 17

If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you take?

Introduction

This programme will allow you to develop advanced hairdressing skills and will be tailored to meet your personal requirements.

This course will allow you to develop advanced ladies or men’s hairdressing skills.

What will I study?

1YFT

Nun

What will I study? Health & Safety; Consultation Support; Cutting; Styling; Colouring; Perming; Create and Design an Image; Make and Style Additional Hair; Cut Facial Hair; Bridal Hair; Scalp Massage; Product Sales and Promotion; Salon Reception; Human Resource Management. Units will depend on whether you select the women’s or men’s qualification; there will be seven mandatory units and two optional units.

What’s next? You can go onto the Level 3 in Hairdressing or into employment.

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Course: BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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Introduction

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Health & Social Care.

Introduction

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Mandatory units include: Procedures to Safely Control Work Operations; Promote Additional Services/Products; Hairdressing Consultation Services; Creatively Cut Hair using a Combination of Techniques. Optional units include: Colour Hair using a Variety of Techniques; Colour Correction Services; Creatively Style and Dress Hair; Creatively Dress Long Hair; Develop Creative Hairdressing Skills; Create a variety of Permed Effects; Contribute to Business Financial Effectiveness; Promotional Activities.

What’s next?

What’s next?

You could progress to Higher Education, the NVQ/VRQ in Beauty Therpay Level 3, Salon Management Level 4 or full-time employment.

You will be able to progress to the NVQ/VRQ in Beauty Therapy or Media Make-up, a Level 4 Diploma or into employment.

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btec diploma in health & social care L1/2

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Introduction This course will give you an introduction to the knowledge and skills you will need to work in the Health & Social Care industry. You can study at Level 1 or 2, with the Level 2 being equivalent to four GCSEs.

btec subsidiary/ extended diploma in health & social care L3

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Nun

Introduction This course is equivalent to one A Level (for the Subsidiary Diploma) and three A Levels (for the Extended Diploma) and will prepare you for employment in the Health & Social Care sector.

What will I study? Subsidiary Diploma:

What will I study? Core units: Communication in Health & Social Care; Individual Rights in Health & Social Care; Individual Needs in Health & Social Care and Ensuring Safe Environments in Health & Social Care. Specialist units: Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care Setting; Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care; Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health & Social Care.

What’s next? You will be able to go onto a Level 3 programme or straight into employment in registered care homes, hospital and primary care trusts, nursing homes or health centres.

Mandatory units: Effective Communication; Equality, Diversity and Rights; Health, Safety and Security, plus a number of other optional units. You will also be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours work experience in two different care settings. Extended Diploma: Mandatory units: Effective Communication; Equality, Diversity and Rights; Health, Safety and Security; Life Stages; Anatomy and Physiology; Personal and Professional Development; Sociological Perspectives; Psychological Perspectives. You will also complete a range of optional units.

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btec diploma/ extended diploma in health & social care (health studies) L3

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Introduction This course is equivalent to two A Levels (for the National Diploma) or three A Levels (for the Extended Diploma) and will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for a career in Health & Social Care.

What will I study? For the National Diploma you will study nine core units and a range of specialist units and for the Extended Diploma, you will study 13 core units and a range of specialists units. Core units include: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care; Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care; Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care; Development through Life.

What’s next? What’s next? You will be able to go into employment or onto Higher Education, for example a degree in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Youth Work.

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Hospitality & Catering.

Introduction to Hospitality E3

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Introduction This course is designed to introduce you to the Hospitality and Catering Industry.

What will I study? Introduction to Hospitality; Developing Hospitality Skills; Creative Craft International Cookery; Work skills.

What’s next? You could progress onto the NVQ Certificate in Hospitality Kitchen and Restaurant Level 1.

VRQ Diploma Professional Caterers L1

1YFT

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Introduction This course will help you to develop the skills you need to work in a professional kitchen or restaurant.

What will I study? Introduction to Professional Cookery; Hospitality Restaurant or equivalent; Food Safety in Catering; Work skills.

“I’ve love d meetin g new peo ple and making n ew frien ds”

What’s next? You may progress onto a VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2, NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2 or NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Level 2.

Name: Lucy Gamble Age: 17 Course: VRQ Diploma Professional Caterers Ideal dinner party guest? Bruno Mars

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NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking L1

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Introduction This course is designed to provide you with the basic knowledge needed in both kitchen and restaurant areas of the Hospitality and Catering Industry.

What will I study? Food Preparation and Cooking; Food and Beverage Service; Food Safety in Catering; Workskills.

What’s next? You will be able to progress to the NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Level 2; NVQ Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Level 2, an Apprenticeship or into employment.


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NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery L2

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Introduction This course is ideal if you want to work in a professional kitchen. It is designed to enhance and develop food preparation and cooking skills.

What will I study? Food Preparation and Cooking; Award in Food Safety in Catering.

What’s next? You may progress onto the NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3 or into employment.

VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma in Food & Beverage L2

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Introduction This course will help you to develop skills in food and drink skills, ideal if you want to work in the front of house area of Hospitality.

1YFT

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Introduction This course will help you to develop the skills you need to work as a professional chef.

What will I study? On this programme you will study: VRQ 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2; Food Safety in Catering.

What will I study?

What’s next?

NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Level 2 or equivalent; Food Safety in Catering; Developing Enterprise Skills; Customer Service and Alcohol Awareness.

On successful completion of this course you may progress onto NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3 or into employment.

What’s next? You will be able to go into employment in the Hospitality and Catering Industry.

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NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery L3

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Introduction This course is designed to provide you with advanced food preparation skills.

What will I study? The course will cover: Complex Stove Operations; Kitchen/Larder Techniques; Bakery; Pastry; Decorative Items.

What’s next? You will be able to progress into employment.


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Media & Digital Arts.

“I’m gett ing some really hands o n experie nce as I’m stud ying”

Diploma in creative media production L2

diploma in creative media L1

1YFT

This course is an exciting exploration of different subjects that are readily used in the media around us.

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What will I study?

This course is an exciting introduction to a series of subjects which are readily used in the media around us.

Graphic/Advertising Design; Computer Games Development; Moving Image Production; Introductionduction to Media Products/Audiences; Digital Photography; Digital Image Manipulation; Research Skills and Self-evaluation.

What will I study?

Age: 20 Course: Extended Diploma in Media Favourite film? Jaws – it really creates suspense

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Diploma in creative & digital media (moving image) L3

2YFT

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Introduction This course will help you to develop practical, creative and professional skills. It will introduce you to short film, drama production, commercial client based practice and creative projects through moving image briefs. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in a full length feature film production with our partners the British Youth Film Academy.

Diploma (90 credit)/ Extended Diploma in Media - Journalism extended diploma in digital & media arts - Gaming development L3

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Introduction This course will help you to develop skills in all aspects of journalism, starting with the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Printing and Publishing, followed by the Extended Diploma.

Motor vehicle. Name: Ben Brown Age: 19 Course: Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Dream Car? Porsche GT3 RS

Introduction From the early days of space invaders, the style of games has moved on to encompass more realistic environments and compelling storylines. This course will equip you with all the necessary skills required to develop computer games.

What will I study?

What will I study?

There is also the possibility of work experience with a local newspaper as part of this programme.

Research Techniques; How to Interview People; Pre-production Techniques; Writing and Editing Copy; Factual Writing; Critical Approaches; Writing for TV and Radio.

What will I study? Year 1: A Mixture of Moving Image; Production Design; Contextual and Film Studies; Screen Design for DVD. Year 2: Moving Image-Including Commercial Work; Mixed Media Installation; Live Projects; Domestic/Foreign Residential; Exhibitions of Work; Sound for Screen; Digital Screen Design for Interactive Media.

What’s next?

Games Design; 3D Modelling; 3D Animation; Research Techniques; Digital Graphics; Games Platforms and Technologies; Production Management; 3D Environments; Sound for Games.

What’s next? You will be able to go onto university, further training or a career in the Media and Communication Industries.

You will be able to go on to an HND programme, university or employment in the Media and Communication industries.

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What’s next? You will be able to go on to the National Diploma, a Journalism Degree or into employment as a trainee Journalist.

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introductory diploma in vehicle systems (mechanical) e3

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Diploma in Vehicle Systems (Body & Paint)

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Introduction This course will give you an introduction to motor vehicles and the basic skills needed to progress.

What will I study? Motor Vehicle Basic Checks; Removal and Refitting of Vehicle Parts; Valeting Vehicles.

What’s next? Motor Vehicle Level 1 or a side step into engineering.

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Introduction This course will introduce you to many of the basic skills necessary for gaining employment in the motor industry as a Vehicle Body Repairer or Refinisher Trainee.

What will I study? Vehicle Panel Repair; Motor Vehicle Structures; Materials Joining; Preparing Vehicle Panels for Painting; Applying Surface Coatings; Valeting.

What’s next? You could progress to IMI Level 1 Certificate in Vehicle Body and Paint Operations (Body Repair or Refinishing) Level 1.

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Diploma in Automotive Refinishing (Painting)

Introduction This course covers the basic technical skills you need to work in the Motor Vehicle Repair industry. It provides essential knowledge on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist paint shops.

What will I study? Foundation Skills; Cleaning and Repairing Vehicles; Refinishing Materials Technology; Refinishing Tools and Equipment Technology; Paint Application; Minor Defect Rectification Technology.

What’s next? You can progress to IMI Certificate in Vehicle Body and Paint Operations (Refinishing) Level 2

Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair L1

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Nun

Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Introduction

L1

This course will provide you with the initial knowledge and practical skills you need for a career in Motorcycle Maintenance.

Introduction

What will I study? Working Safely and Effectively during Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair; Foundation Skills for Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair; Motorcycle Construction and Routine Maintenance; Operating Principles of Motorcycle Tyres, Brakes, Steering and Suspension Systems; Operating Principles of Motorcycle Engines; Operating Principles and Maintenance of Motorcycle Transmission Systems; Operating Principles and Maintenance of Motorcycle Electrical and Electronic Systems.

What’s next? You can progress to IMI Certificate in Motor Cycle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle Route) Level 2, BTEC First Diploma in Vehicle Technology or a side step into Engineering.

1YFT

Nun

The programme will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need for a career in motor vehicle maintenance.

What will I study? You will study four main motorcycle areas as well as: Chassis Technology; Engine Technology; Transmission Technology; Electrical and Electronic Technology; Health & Safety; Legal Aspects.

What’s next? You can progress to the IMI Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motorcycle) Level 2 or the IMI Level 3 Motor Vehicle (Car Route).


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Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair L2

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Introduction This course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need for a career in motorcycle maintenance.

What will I study? You will study four main motorcycle areas as well as: Chassis Technology; Engine Technology; Transmission Technology; Electrical and Electronic Technology; Health & Safety, Legal Aspects.

What’s next? You could progress to IMI Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motorcycle) Level 3 or the IMI Motor Vehicle (Car Route) Level 3.

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Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair L2

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This course will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need for a career in motorcycle maintenance.

What will I study? You will study four main motorcycle areas as well as: Chassis Technology; Engine Technology; Transmission Technology; Electrical and Electronic Technology; Health & Safety and Legal aspects.

What’s next? You will be able to go onto the IMI Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 or the IMI Motor Vehicle (Car Route) Level 3.

Diploma in Vehicle Technology (Motorsport) Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint L2

1YFT

Nun

L2

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Introduction

What will I study? Preparing Vehicle Panels to Accept Foundation and Topcoats; Preparing and Applying Foundation Materials to Vehicles; Repair Minor Vehicle Paint Defects; Health & Safety; Legal Aspects; Organisational requirements.

1YFT

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Introduction

What will I study?

What will I study?

Working Practices for Vehicle Technology; Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Principles; Engineering Skills for Vehicle Technology; Motorsport Vehicle Preparation and Inspection Techniques; Vehicle Component Removal and Refitting Techniques; Vehicle Engine Principles and Operation; Vehicle Design and Operation of Vehicle Systems; Vehicle System Fault Diagnosis; Function and Operation of Vehicle Electrical Systems and Components; Vehicle Science and Mathematics; Stripping and Rebuilding Motorsport Engines.

Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Principles; Operation and Testing of Vehicle Electronic Ignition Systems; Essential Working Practices for Vehicle Technology; Vehicle Engine Principles and Operation; Vehicle Design and Operation of Vehicle Systems; Vehicle Science and Mathematics; Principles and Maintenance of Vehicle Wheels, Tyres, Steering and Suspension Systems; Operation and Repair of Vehicle Braking Systems; Inspection and Replacement of Vehicle Exhaust Systems; Welding and Assembly Techniques for Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

What’s next? You will be able to go onto the IMI Diploma in Vehicle Body & Paint Operations (Refinishing) Level 3.

L2

This course will provide you with an introduction to the wide range of practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a Motorsport or Motor Vehicle Technician.

Introduction This course will equip you with essential body and paint skills you will need to work in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body and paint businesses.

Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma in Vehicle Technology

What’s next? You will be able to go onto the Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Vehicle Technology Level 3 or straight into employment in the Motorsport/Automotive industry.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the Motor industry.

What’s next? You will be able to go into employment, onto Higher Education, or a Level 3 programme, for example the IMI Diploma in Maintenance and Repair or the BTEC Subsidiary/ Extended Diploma.


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extended diploma in vehicle technology Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint L3

1YFT

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L3

1YFT

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Introduction This course will prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the Motor Vehicle industry.

Introduction

What will I study?

This course will provide you with the skills you will need to work as a Vehicle Body and Paint Operator, including preparation and application procedures and the diagnosis and rectification of paint faults.

First year units: Operation of Vehicle Systems; Vehicle Engine Principles; Operation, Service and Repair, Vehicle Fault Diagnosis and Rectification; Applications of Vehicle Science and Mathematics; Light Vehicle Transmission Systems; Light Vehicle Suspension, Steering and Braking Systems; Operation and Testing of Vehicle Electronic Ignition Systems; Fabrication Processes and Technology; Welding Technology.

What will I study? Contributing to the Workplace; Good Housekeeping; Ensuring Your Own Actions; Reduce Risks to Health & Safety; Maintaining Positive Working Relationships; Carrying Out Complete Vehicle Refinishing Operations; Mix and Match Vehicle Paint Colours; Identifying and Rectifying Vehicle Paint Defects and Faults.

What’s next? You can progress to an HNC in Vehicle Operations or into employment in the industry.

Second year units: Vehicle Technology Project; Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Principles; Engine Electrical Charging and Starting Systems; Petrol Injection Systems for Spark Ignition Engines; Diesel Fuel Injection Systems for Compression Ignition Engines; Business for Engineers; Engineering Design; Engineering Drawing for Technicians.

What’s next? You will be able to go onto Higher Education or into employment.

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Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair L3

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to work in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.

What will I study? Mandatory Units: Contributing to Workplace Good Housekeeping; Ensure Your own Actions to Reduce Risks to Health & Safety; Maintaining Positive Working Relationships; Diagnose and Rectify Light Vehicle Engine and Components; Diagnose and Rectify Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults; Diagnose and Rectify Auxiliary Equipment Electrical Faults. Optional Unit: Diagnose and Rectify Light Vehicle Transmission/drive-line Faults.

What’s next? You will be able to progress into employment within motor vehicle maintenance. Or go on to the HND/C in Vehicle Operations.

Subsidiary Diploma in Vehicle Technology L3

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Introduction This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for a career in the Motor Vehicle industry.

What will I study? Operation of Vehicle Systems; Vehicle Engine Principles; Operation, Service and Repair; Vehicle Fault Diagnosis and Rectification; Applications of Vehicle Science and Mathematics; Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Principles; Engine Electrical Charging and Starting Systems; Petrol Injection Systems for Spark Ignition Engines; Diesel Fuel Injection Systems for Compression Ignition Engines; Operation and Testing of Vehicle Electronic Ignition Systems; Vehicle Engine Management Systems; Light Vehicle Transmission Systems; Vehicle Electronic Ancillary and Information Systems; Light Vehicle Suspension; Steering and Braking Systems; Business Systems for Technicians; Properties and Application of Engineering Materials; Applications of Welding Technology.

What’s next? You can go into employment or Higher Education, for example the Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma in Vehicle Operations Management Level 4.

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MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS.

90 Credit Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)

90 Credit Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting/ Performance)

L3

L3

2YFT

HNK

Introduction

This is a highly practical course, designed to equip you with dance technique, dance appreciation and creative ability.

This course is designed to equip you with acting and performance techniques as well as performance experience.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The course combines both practical assignments and the study of a variety of dance styles, leading to a series of production projects and performances.

Arts Business; Historical Context of Performance; Performance Workshop; Rehearsing and Performing; Principles of Acting; Devising plays; Improvisation; Classical Theatre Performance; Contemporary Theatre Performance; Applying Acting Styles; Voice for the Actor; Movement Skills, Theatre in Education; Children’s Theatre and The Healthy Performer.

What’s next? Name: Holly Allen Age: 16 Course: BTEC Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre

What musical would you love to star in? Rent – I’d love to play Maureen!

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Introduction

Units include: Performance Workshop; The Performing Arts Business; Performing Arts in Context; Choreography; Dance Improvisation; Healthy Performer; Ballet; Contemporary Dance; Jazz Dance; Rehearsing; Dance Performance; Arts in the Community.

“The cou rse has taken m e from b eing quite con fident t o really co nfident!”

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After the first year, you can progress to the Extended Diploma. You will then be able to go onto Higher Education, Dance College or employment.

What’s next? After the first year you can progress to the Extended Diploma, then on to an HND or degree level course or employment.

For a full course directory visit www.nwhc.ac.uk

90 Credit Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) L3

2YFT

HNK

Introduction This course is designed to equip you with musical theatre performance techniques as well as performance experience.

What will I study? Core units include: Performing to an Audience; Musical Theatre Performance. Specialist units include: Devising plays; Singing Techniques and Performance; Jazz Dance; Principles of Acting; Applying Acting Styles; Developing Voice for the Actor; Developing Physical Theatre.

What’s next? After the first year you will be able to go on to the Extended Diploma then on to a HND or Degree level course, further training or employment.


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Subsidiary/ Extended Diploma in Music Technology (90 credit) Subsidiary/ Extended Diploma in Music (90 credit)

Diploma in Music

L3

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2YFT

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Introduction

Introduction

This course will give you the opportunity to study a broad range of areas related to popular music, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to work within the Music industry.

This course will enable you to enhance your instrumental technique as well as gain an understanding of the Music industry.

What will I study? Rehearsal and Performance Techniques; Instrumental Technique; History of Popular Music; Studio and Live Sound Recording; Harmony, arranging and composition; Writing and Playing Music for Media (e.g. jingles, film, computer games); Improvisation; Music Theory Grades 1-8; Music Industry, Promotion and Marketing; Managing a Music Project; Tuition on your Main Instrument.

What’s next? After the first year, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma then onto an HND or degree level programme or into employment.

What will I study? Performance (Band Work and Gigs); Creating a Musical Product (Rehearsals and Planning); Music Business; Solo Performance (Instrumental Lessons); Music Theory; Understanding Music (Aural Perception); Recording.

What’s next? You will be able to progress to the Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Music or Music Technology and Production.

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Introduction

“The Co llege has provided me with some amazing experien ces and oppo rtunities !”

This course is ideal for those interested in the technical side of music.

What will I study? Acoustics for Musicians; Delivering a Music Product; Listening Skills for Music Technicians; Music Production Techniques; Music Theory and Harmony; Sequencing Systems and Techniques; Functional Music Keyboard; Audio Engineering Principles; Music and Sound for the Moving Image; Planning and Delivering a Music Product; Sound Creation and Manipulation; Stage Lighting Operation; Composing Music; Music Events Management; The Sound and Music Industry; Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry; Live Sound Techniques.

What’s next? After the first year, you can go onto the Extended Diploma in Music Technology then onto Higher Education.

public services. Name: Charlotte Oliver Age: 17 Course: Level 3 Public Services Favourite superhero? Superman


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Police Preparation Course

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Diploma for Entry into the Uniformed Services l1

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Introduction This is a nationally recognised qualification designed to give you an understanding of the skills required by all of the main public services, for example the Army, Navy, RAF, Prison/Probation Service, Fire or Police.

What will I study? Investigate Employment Opportunities in the Uniformed Services; Well-being and Physical Fitness; Develop Team Working Skills; Self-Discipline and Development; Carry Out Essential Map Reading and Navigation; Health, Safety and Emergency Care; Participate in Competitive Sports; Participate in Adventurous Outdoor Activities.

What’s next? You may wish to seek employment, or progress onto a BTEC Diploma in Public Services Level 2.

Diploma (90 credit) in Public Services L2

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This course is equivalent to four GCSEs and gives you an introduction to potential careers in the Public Services including the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison/Probation Services, the Army, Navy and Air Force Military Services.

What will I study? Core units: Uniformed Public Services Employment; Public Service Skills; Uniformed Public Service Fitness. Specialist units: Driving and its Relationship to the Public Services; The Value of Sport and Recreation in the Public Services; Security Procedures. The programme is a combination of classroom based learning and practical sessions with trips and visiting speakers.

What’s next? You can either seek employment or progress onto a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3.

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Diploma in Public Services L2

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This course is equivalent to four GCSEs and will introduce you to potential careers in the Public Services including the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison and Probation Services and the Army, Navy and Air Force military services.

What will I study? Core units: Uniformed Public Services Employment; Public Service Skills; Uniformed Public Service Fitness.

Diploma in Public Services L3

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This qualification is equivalent to two A Levels and ideal if you are interested in a career in the uniformed services such as the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Army, Navy, Air Force, Prison/Probation Services or if you want to progress to higher education.

What will I study? International Institutions and Human Rights/Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism; Current and Media Affairs; Crime and its Affects on Society; Command and Control; Planning and Management of Major Incidents; Exercise, Health and Lifestyle.

What’s next? You will be able to go into employment or progress to a Level 3 programme.

What’s next? You can either progress to do an HND or degree programme or seek employment in one of the Public Services.

1YFT

Nun

Introduction This course aims to prepare you for a career in the police force and will also provide you with the opportunity to complete the City & Guilds Certificate in Knowledge of Policing Level 3. This is designed by the National Police Improvement Agency.

What will I study? NCFE Diploma for Entry into the Uniformed Services Level 3 includes: Preparing for Employment; Physical Fitness; Leadership Skills; Legal Implications of Physical Actions; Advanced Map Reading; Planning and Leading Adventurous Activities; Personal Protection; Preparing for Emergency Situations. City & Guilds Certificate in Police Knowledge includes: Support to Victims and Witnesses; Gathering and Submitting Information to Support Law Enforcement; Initial Response to Incidents; Conducting Priority and Volume Investigations; Interviewing Victims and Witnesses; Searching Individuals; Vehicles; Premises and Open Spaces; Managing Conflict; Arresting, Detaining and Reporting. You will also study Employability Skills.

What’s next? This qualification can serve as an advantage when you apply to become a police officer.

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sport. Name: Tom Gault

Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure L1

1YFT

NUN

Age: 19 Course: Apprenticeship in Personal Training/Gym Instructing

Favourite sports personality? Jack Wilshire

Introduction This one year programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment in the Health & Fitness, Leisure and Sports industries.

What will I study? Job Opportunities in Sport & Active Leisure - An investigation of jobs and organisations in the sport and leisure industries. Working in the Sport & Active Leisure - Gain an understanding of what it is like to start work. You will also undertake a programme of work experience. How the Body Works - You will find out more about the body and how fitness and lifestyle can affect it.

What’s next?

“I like ho w all departm ents ac ross the College work tog ether”

Diploma in Sport L2

1YFT

NUN

Introduction This course will provide you with an Introductionduction to many areas of the Sport Industry.

NVQ Activity Leadership L2

1YFT

NUN

What will I study? Fitness Testing and Training; Practical Sport; Development of Personal Fitness; Anatomy and Physiology for Sport; Effects of Exercise on the Body Systems; Injury in Sport; Planning and Leading Sports Activities; Exercise and Fitness Instruction. You will also have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications, such as 1st4Sport Certificate in Coaching (Football) and the SLUK Sports Leadership Award.

Introduction This course will introduce you to the football coaching process including sports science, planning, conducting and evaluating coaching sessions.

What will I study? 1st4Sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football; Award in Sports Leadership Level 1; CYQ in Fitness and Physical Activity Level 1; Principles of Coaching Sport Level 2; NVQ in Activity Leadership Level 2.

What’s next? You will be able to progress onto a Level 3 qualification such as the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport or go into employment.

You may go on to a Level 2 qualification such as the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport or the NVQ Level 2 in Football Coaching & Instructing. Alternatively you can go into employment in the Sports industry.

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What’s next? You can go into employment, or onto a Level 2 or Level 3 programme. There may also be the opportunity to complete the FA Certificate in Coaching Football Level 2.


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Diploma in Instructing Fitness City & Guilds Diploma in Sport L2

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Introduction This course will give you an introduction to the Sports industry, ideal whether you want to go onto employment or higher level qualifications.

What will I study? Participating in Sport; Health, Safety and Welfare in Sport and Active Leisure; Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People in Sport and Active Leisure; Sport Facility Operations; Injuries in Sport; Sport and Society; Factors Affecting Participation in Sport and Physical Activity; Physical Preparation for Sports Performance; Working with Disabilities in Sport and Active Leisure, and Event Organisation in a Sport and Active Leisure.

What’s next? You may progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport Level 3 or into employment.

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Diploma in Sport

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Introduction This course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to plan and instruct safe and effective programmes of exercise.

What will I study? Anatomy and Physiology including: The Heart and Circulatory System; The Respiratory System; Structure and Function of the Skeleton; Musculoskeletal System; Postural and Core Stability; The Nervous and Energy Systems and Their Relation to Exercise; How to Maintain Health, Safety and Welfare in a Variety of Fitness Environments; How to Programme Safe and Effective Exercise for a Range of Clients; Health Benefits of Physical Activity.

What’s next? You will be able to progress to higher level qualifications such as the CYQ Certificate in Personal Training Level 3 or into employment in the Health & Fitness industry.

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Introduction This qualification is equivalent to two A levels and is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in Sport or progress to Higher Education.

What will I study? Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport; The Physiology of Fitness; Assessing Risk in Sport; Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise; Sports Coaching, Fitness Training and Programming; Practical Individual Sports; Sports Development; Practical Team Sports; Psychology for Sports Performance; Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise; Leadership in Sport and Exercise; Health and Lifestyle.

What’s next? You may go on to the HND in Sport, a Higher Education course or into employment in the industry.

Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science L3

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Introduction This course is equivalent to three A Levels and has a particular emphasis on Sports Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology and academic research.

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Introduction What will I study? First year units include: Anatomy for Sport and Exercise; Sport and Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Psychology; Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences; Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise; Fitness Training and Programming; Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology; Practical Individual Sports and Sports Coaching. Second year units include: Research Project in Sport and Exercise Sciences; Exercise, Health and Lifestyle; Sport and Exercise Massage; Sports Nutrition; Sports Injuries; Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise; Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology; Exercise for Specific Groups and Practical Team Sports.

What’s next? You may go into Higher Education or into employment.

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Extended Diploma in Sport

This programme is equivalent to three A Levels and covers a wide range of subjects in the Sport Industry.

What will I study? First year units include: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport; The Physiology of Fitness; Assessing Risk in Sport; Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise; Sports Coaching; Fitness Training and Programming; Practical Individual Sports; Sports Nutrition; Current Issues in Sport and Analysis of Sports Performance.

Diploma in Prevention & Management of Sports Injuries L3

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Introduction This course will help you to develop an understanding of anatomy, physiology and the management and rehabilitation of sports injuries. It will also enable you to register as a Sports Massage Practitioner Level 3 with the Sports Massage Association and gain an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate.

What will I study?

What’s next?

Sports Massage; Health and Fitness Testing; Basic Taping and Strapping; Application of Hot and Cold Techniques; Emergency first aid; Customer Service Skills; Employment Rights and Responsibilities; The Active Leisure and Learning Sector.

You can continue onto the HND in Sport, into Higher Education or employment in the industry.

What’s next? You will be equipped to work in preventing and managing injuries in the Sport and Active Leisure industry.


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teaching assistants. Name: Zara Stubbs Age: 19

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant)

Course: Supported Teaching & Learning in Schools

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What was your favourite subject at school and why? Art - because I like being creative

Introduction

“For me it was a better option th an going to universit y”

This course will prepare you to support the teacher within a school and learn skills to help young children develop selfesteem, independence and skills for learning.

What will I study? Topics covered include: Displays; Support for Learning Activities; Support Children’s Development; Keeping Children Safe; Positive Relationships; Effective Support for your Colleagues; Supporting Literacy and Numeracy/ICT/Play.

What’s next? NVQ Support Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 3.

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Introduction This course is equivalent to one A Level and will help you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of a range or Travel & Tourism occupations.

What will I study? Investigating the Travel & Tourism Sector; The Business of Travel & Tourism; The UK as a Destination; Customer Service; Preparing for Employment; European Destinations; Spanish.

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Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism

What’s next? You can go on to the BTEC National Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism, or into employment with Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Tourist Information Centres, Airports, Airlines and Visitor Attractions.

Diploma in Travel & Tourism (90 credit) L3

1YFT

NUN

Introduction This course is equivalent to one and a half A Levels and will help you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of a range or Travel & Tourism occupations.

What will I study? Investigating Travel & Tourism; Business of Travel & Tourism; The UK as a Destination; Customer Service; Preparing for Employment; European Destinations; Researching Current Issues; Marketing; Working as a Children’s Representative; Responsible Tourism; Entertainment for Holidaymakers; Tourism in Rural Areas.

What’s next? You will be able to progress to the HND in Travel & Tourism Management or the City & Guilds Diploma in Aviation. Career opportunities include employment with travel agencies, tour operators, tourist information centres, airlines and visitor attractions.

Age: 17 Course: National Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism Dream holiday destination? Las Vegas

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City & Guilds Diploma in Travel & Tourism L2

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Introduction This programme will give you an insight into the Travel & Tourism sector as well as the skills and knowledge you will need to become part of this rapidly expanding industry.

What will I study? Structure of the Travel & Tourism Industry; Customer Service and Selling Skills; UK Travel Destinations; Resort Representatives; Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace; Worldwide Travel & Tourism Destinations; Spanish.

What’s next? You can go on to a higher level programme, such as the BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism or into employment within the industry.

City & Guilds Diploma in the Aviation Environment L2

1YFT

NUN

Introduction This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to work in a variety of roles in the Aviation Industry.

What will I study? Health & Safety within Aviation; Aviation Security; Aviation Communications; Airport Check in Services; Aircraft Boarding and Arrival Services; Airport Baggage Processing; Loading/Unloading of Aircraft; Airport Baggage Facilities; Aviation Passengers with Special Requirements; Aircraft Load Instruction Reports; Aircraft Marshalling; Support Flight Operations; Aircraft Dispatch Process; Spanish.

What’s next? All those who successfully complete this course will be offered an interview with Servisair. You will also be able to go on to Level 3 programmes or other employment routes.

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National Diploma in Travel & Tourism L3

2YFT

NUN

National Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism L3

2YFT

NUN

Introduction

Introduction

This course is equivalent to two A Levels and will help you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of a range or Travel & Tourism occupations.

This course is equivalent to three A Levels and will help you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of a range or Travel & Tourism occupations.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Investigating Travel & Tourism; Customer Service; Business; UK as a Destination; Preparing for Employment; European Destinations; Long Haul Travel Destinations; Tour Operations; Working as a Holiday Representative; Planning a Visit; Visitor Attractions; Retail Travel Operations; Specialist Tourism; Spanish.

Investigating Travel & Tourism Business; The UK as a Destination; Customer Service; Preparing for Employment; European Destinations; Long Haul Travel; Tour Operations; Holiday Representatives; Retail Travel Operations; Researching Current Issues; Marketing; Working as a Children’s Representative; Responsible Tourism; Specialist Tourism; Planning a Visit; Entertainment; Visitor Attractions; Entertainment for Holiday makers; Tourism in Rural Areas.

What’s next? You will be able to progress to the HND in Travel & Tourism Management, the City & Guilds Diploma in Aviation, Higher Education or employment within the industry.

What’s next? You can go on to the HND in Travel & Tourism Management, the City & Guilds Diploma in Aviation, Higher Education or employment within the industry.


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