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Course Guide

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Oaklands College

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Open Events 2018/19

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St Albans Campus

Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts AL4 0XR ● Adult Short Courses ● A Levels ● Agriculture ● Animal Management ● Apprenticeships ● Art, Fashion & Design ● Brickwork & Construction Trades ● Business ● Carpentry ● Computing & Technology ● EFL / ESOL ● Electrical ● Equine Studies ● Higher Education ● Hospitality & Catering ● Horticulture ● Motor Vehicle ● Plumbing ● Public Services ● Sports Studies & Academies ● Supportive Learning

Open Day

Saturday 17th November 10am–2pm

Open Evening

Tuesday 5th February 5–8pm

Open Evening

Wednesday 1st May 5–7pm

Welwyn Garden City Campus The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AH ● Access to Higher Education ● Apprenticeships ● Applied Science ● Business ● Childcare ● Computing & Technology ● Construction & Civil Engineering ● Engineering ● Hair & Beauty ● Health & Social Care ● Higher Education ● Media ● Music ● Performing Arts ● Supportive Learning ● Travel & Tourism ● Welding

Open Evening

Tuesday 13th November 5–8pm

Open Evening

Wednesday 6th February 5–8pm

Open Evening Tuesday 30th April 5–7pm

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Contents

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Introduction 1 A Levels

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Agriculture 32 Animal Management

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Applied Science

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Art Fashion & Design

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Business 60 Children & Early Years

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Computing & Technology

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Construction Trades

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Construction & Civil Engineering

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Engineering 98 English as a Second or Foreign Language

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Equine Studies

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GCSEs & Skills for Life

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Hair & Beauty

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Health & Social Care

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Horticulture & Landscaping

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Hospitality & Catering

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Learning for Independence & Future Employment (L.I.F.E) 146 Media 152 Motor Vehicle

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Music 164 Performing Arts

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Public Services

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Sport 182 Travel & Tourism

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Teacher Training

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Higher Education

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Access to Higher Education

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Apprenticeships 220 Workbased Learning

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How to Find Us

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Application Form

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Introduction

10 reasons to study at Oaklands College We are so much more than just a college. We will make sure that your time with us will give you much more than a qualification. Leaving school and going to college can be a daunting step, but we will focus on your learning, personal and social development, all aimed at providing you with the qualities and skills you need to succeed in life. range of courses and opportunities bus travel 1 Wide 6 Discounted With such a vast amount of courses Jump on a pink Uno bus (starting with a 6) available across two campuses you are sure to find the course for you

and travel for less. Only ÂŁ1 a day if you download the Uno App

student support 2 Superb Our student advisers are available to offer

trips 7 Tremendous Our courses give students the opportunity

support and guidance for any personal, financial issues or college information

student progression 3 Amazing Whether you want to continue your studies, be an apprentice or seek employment we’ll help you achieve your potential

Oak Extra 8 Introducing Our student website for all the latest

of work experience 4 AWewealth have excellent links with local

information on events, clubs and opportunities around the college

employees and a dedicated team helping students complete 100,000 hours of work experience each year

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Fantastic facilities From our new Learning Resource Centre, to industry standard workshops, professional salons, studios, college farm and award winning restaurant we ensure you gain the experience to be ready for work

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

to go on life changing trips to destinations such as Florence and Rome as well as a Mediterranean cruise, a British Army residential week plus visits to local universities

recommendation 9 Student 9 out of 10 of our students would

recommend coming to Oaklands College to study

tutors 10 Expert With so many of our tutors coming from

professional industries what better place to learn and improve

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Did you know? 91% of students would recommend the college to a friend

800 local companies Oaklands College have supported with work experience

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600+ trained staff work at college

100,000 hours of work experience by students last year

94% of students say info, advice and guidance has been helpful

70% students travel to college using our discounted bus service

Over 4000 1:1 coursework sessions supported in our Learning Resource Centres (LRC) last year.

In 2017 98% of our students progressed into employment, apprenticeships or further study within four months of finishing their course at Oaklands. So join us and #BeThe98

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Award winning facilities set within acres of wide open countryside

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St Albans Campus

l Award winning restaurant l Multi-sports Hall l Gym l Art, design and fashion studios l Floodlit 3G pitches l Habitat animal centre l Equestrian Centre l Farm l Motor vehicle workshops l Construction trade workshops l Campus cafe l Learning Resources Centre

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Our attractive Welwyn Garden City Campus is situated close to the town centre Coming Soon

Oaklands Borehamwood Opening March 2019 Multi-purpose workshop and two large teaching spaces. Located on Elstree Way so walking distance to mainline station and near A1 A range of courses available including English as a Second Language, Adult Short Courses, Apprenticeships and more!

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Welwyn Garden City Campus

l Engineering Resource Centre l CAD workshops and 3D printers l STEM centre (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) l Music recording studios l Dance studio l Drama theatre l Professional Hair & Beauty Salon l Media recording studio l Student lounge l Campus cafe l Learning Resource Centre l Active8 Wellness Centre

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What qualifications can I get? The table lists guidelines for common entry requirements for each level of learning. However, for certain courses you may have to meet additional criteria, listed throughout this guide. Most courses also require you to pass an interview and demonstrate the skills and commitment required to succeed on your chosen programme. All programmes contain an element of skill development in English and Maths. Your tutors will work with you to identify the right English and Maths qualification for you.

Level

Not sure what level courses you can apply for? Have a look at the table opposite and match up your existing qualifications. Courses throughout the rest of the course guide will be colour coded to match and quickly show you the courses you could apply for.

What do you need?

What can you study?

What can you do next?

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No formal entry requirements

Entry Level Award Essential Skills Skills for Working Life

Employment Further Training Level 1 course

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No formal entry requirements

BTEC Introductory Diploma BTEC Foundation First Certificate City & Guilds Level 1 NVQ Level 1 Foundation Diploma

Employment Further Training Level 2 course Intermediate Apprenticeship

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Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above or a Level 1 qualification

BTEC Level 2 Diploma City & Guilds Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2 Higher Diploma

Employment Further Training Level 3 course Advanced Apprenticeship

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Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above normally including Maths and English or a relevant Level 2 qualification

BTEC 90 Credit/ Extended Diploma Advanced Apprenticeship City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Level 3

Employment Further Training Higher Education Level 4–5 course Higher Apprenticeship

Six GCSEs at Grade 5 or Grade C or above normally including Maths and English

A Levels

48 UCAS points plus GCSE in Maths and English at Grade 4 or Grade C or above

Combined Modular Extended Degree (CMED) HNC/HND Foundation Degree Higher Apprenticeship

Please note to study GCSE you must have Grade 3 to join our re-sit programme alongside your main programme. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept 16-18 students who want to do GCSE subjects only.

4 Please note that every effort has been taken to ensure that this course guide was correct at the time it was printed. However, whilst every effort is made to run all of the courses in this course guide, the College reserves the right to review or cancel courses if they prove to be non-viable for any reason which lies outside its control.

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Employment Further Training Higher Education, for example top up to a Bachelor (BA, BSc) degree or post graduate studies

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What is a study programme?

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In today’s competitive market, employers and universities are looking for more than just a qualification. Taking a more holistic approach and not just learning technical skills will help you to become a well rounded individual and more attractive to employers. Your study programme will therefore comprise of the following four elements to help you achieve success:

A nationally recognised qualification in the subject of your choice. Maths & English skills. l Maths and English skills

are highly regarded by employers and universities

l If you have a grade 3 in

GCSE English and maths you will be required to re-sit these qualifications.

l If you have Grade 2 or

below you will study Functional Skills at the appropriate level for you. Functional Skills are a stepping stone towards achieving a GCSE.

Development of employability skills and work experience. l Every student will have a

minimum of 20 hours of work experience and we have a dedicated team to support you.

l We also have excellent

relationships with local employers and companies.

Personal development skills. l Healthy Lifestyles l Mental Health l Higher Education

Applications and Apprenticeships l Staying Safe – online and in the community l Finding Employment l Education on various other topics including Radicalisation, LGBT+, Cultural Awareness, Disability Awareness and Road Safety

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Introducing

College life beyond the classroom

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Work Experience

Personal Development

All students enrolled on a full time course must complete work experience. The Edge team are here to advise and guide in finding work experience relevant to your course.

Preparing students for life beyond the classroom is an important part of our enrichment programme. Our team offer a variety of sessions with everything from mental health, progression advice, staying safe online, finding work and more.

Being Active

Student Union

Our Active8 scheme encourages students from all levels, abilities and courses to take part in friendly sports activities with friends.

At Oaklands we give all students the opportunity to have a voice. By joining Oaklands Student Union you have the opportunity to have your say on improving college life for everyone.

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

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The College experience at Oaklands goes way beyond what you do in the classroom – there’s plenty to get stuck into to learn new skills and meet people outside your course.

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Last year alone the OakExtra team welcomed over a thousand students taking part in the Inter FE Games, welcomed a host of employers to talk to students about employability skills, and gave students the opportunity to directly feed back to college management on the issues that matter. You can find the OakExtra daily in each campus Student Lounge, a place for you to relax, socialise and wind down between study sessions. Being Active We want everyone to feel able to support their own physical and mental wellbeing, and our Active8 programme is for staff and students to get involved in. Active 8 gives the opportunity to play sport with a number of activities hosted at lunchtimes for students to enjoy. The programme also opportunities to learn about wellbeing and wider health to give us all the opportunity and understanding for a healthy lifestyle.

Student Union

Work Experience All students on a full time study programme will complete work experience. The Edge are a dedicated team in-house on hand to help you secure the work experience placement that suits you. As well as a sharing all the latest job opportunities, they are on hand with employability advice and can use their links with local employers to get you prepared for your future career.

The student voice plays a vital role in shaping all aspects of the college and by joining Oaklands Student Union you can be part of the voice that raises student issues to the fore on campus. The Oaklands Student Union is made from union members and class reps, all feeding back ideas from students around the college. In events such as Conference Day and Parliament Day, ideas are debated, discussed and then raised with college management. The OSU meet regular throughout the year and run student-led campaigns to engage and educate the student community.

The rewards and benefits of work experience and working with people in industry will develop your skills and enable you to benefit from their experience.

Personal Development There’s lot of ways you can get ready for life after college that take place outside of your classes. Meeting new people, trying new activities and learning about the ‘big picture’ beyond your course are all ways you can enhance your personal development, wellbeing and communications skills. The OakExtra team offer a host of sessions on topical such as healthy lifestyle, mental health, staying safe online, awareness of disability and impairment as well as progression to Higher Education and Apprenticeships. It’s a great way to meet people outside of your course area and involve yourself in college.

Share some love on their social platforms for the latest updates and events: @oakextra

@oakextrateam

Meet the teams: Visit your campus Student Lounge: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Work Experience follow us: @theedgeoaklands

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80% of employers think Work Experience is essential.

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64% of young people say they need help with making the right choices.

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66% of employers are more likely to hire a young person with work experience over someone with none.

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Levitt Partnership Ltd

James was a very willing and enthusiastic person who seemed to enjoy his placement and hopefully learnt a lot from his week with us. As well as using Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop to design his dream home, James got to enjoy a site visit including a development meeting where he was able to ask questions. He also sat in on a client meeting to discuss the handover of properties. Gill – Office Manager

Did you know In 2017/18 Oaklands students clocked up over 100,000 hours of work experience supporting over 800 local business? Contact the team at: theedge@oaklands.ac.uk

William Lawrence Advertising

Harry settled in from the moment he walked in and became one of the design team! He showed great eagerness to learn and demonstrated impressive skills. Harry will have an advert appearing in the 2018 St Albans Guide, so for work experience that is a fantastic achievement. I feel Harry will become a great success in this industry. Mem – Creative Director

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Contact Centre: 01727 737000

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Come and join the

Oaklands Community...

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Every year we support and organise community events that are supported by our students from all areas of study. We regularly open up our doors to the public and share the wonderful space we have with free events and entertainment. We also travel around the community celebrating the region we represent, bringing together people of all ages and all backgrounds. Whether you are a Music student who wants to perform to 8,000 visitors at our annual Summer Fair, or a Hospitality and Catering student who wants to be upfront at a local Food Festival, then the opportunity is waiting for you. Our Sports students help organise the annual Primary School World Games. Our Animal Management and Agriculture students help out at Lambing Weekend and Performing Arts students entertain the crowds on the main stage at town centre events. Much more happens and we want you to be part of it. Community Events l End of Year Art, Fashion & Design Show l Summer Fair l Lambing Weekend l School World Games l Young Chef of the Year Competition

Get involved Check out:

www.oaklands.ac.uk for upcoming events and dates.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Information, Advice & Guidance

How we’ll support. may be waived. If you are unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit, tuition fees may also be waived. If you already have a Level 3 qualification and wish to take a further Level 3 you will need to pay the full tuition fee, but you could do this by taking out an Advanced Learner Loan. The materials charges vary according to the course you apply for, and cover items such as equipment, protective clothing and art materials.

Student Advice Team Our team acts as your first point of contact and can provide you with initial information and advice. They can give you more detailed course information, arrange for a guidance appointment if you need further advice and help you complete your application form.

Opening Times You can drop in and chat with our Student Advisers; Monday to Thursday 08.30 to 17.00 Friday 08.30 to 16.30

24 and over - If you are aged 24 or over you will need to pay the full tuition fee for your course but you could do this by taking out an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of tuition fees for Level 3 and 4 courses. For some Level 2 courses, tuition fees may be waived if you are unemployed.

Advanced Learning Loan Making the decision to return to education can be daunting but whether you are developing your career, looking for a career change or are returning to work after a break, we will provide you with a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The Advanced Learner Loan means that course fees shouldn’t be a barrier to your learning - no matter what your current financial situation. To qualify you must be living in the UK on the first day of your course and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.

You can also call on 01727 737 000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

Student Advisers Student Advisers are available on each campus and can help you while you study with a range of practical and personal issues, such as financial support, benefits, childcare, welfare support and guidance appointments.

Money Matters Under 19 - Full and part-time students aged 16–18 on 31st August 2019 and resident in the EU for the last three years are exempt from tuition fees for all full-time courses but will have to pay for material fees if applicable. Fees will apply to exam resits and nonattendance at examinations. 19-23 - If you are aged between 19 and 23 on 31st August 2019 the full tuition fee will need to be paid, in addition to any materials costs. However, if you do not have a Level 2 qualification or are undertaking your first full Level 3 qualification then your tuition fees

Loans are provided by the Student Loans Company and will be paid directly to the College to cover the course fees. You will not be required to pay back the loan until you are working and earning over £25,000 per year. Repayments are deducted from salary each month on a sliding scale and if you stop working your repayments will stop until you are working and earning over £25,000 again. It is important you consider your own circumstances and look into all options before taking out a loan. You can get independent financial advice from the Money Advice Service at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk If you require extra assistance eg. childcare or travel assistance you may also be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan Bursary, for more information please speak to one of the College’s Student Advisers

This information is correct at the time of printing but may change subject to government guidelines.

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Financial Assistance

Learning Support

This can help you with course costs including childcare, and travel. Bursaries are available to students who have a household income below ÂŁ29,250. Students will need to supply evidence of means tested benefits.

The Learning Support Team can help you to access the right support at any stage of your programme. We work with students with a broad range of needs including:

For more information please visit www.oaklands.ac.uk email: info@oaklands.ac.uk or call 01727 737000

Parents/Carers We value working in partnership with parents and carers and recognise that their contribution and encouragement can make a real difference in supporting their young person to achieve their learning goals and ensure they reach their full potential. The Parent Portal provides parents and carers of our students with access to information about their son or daughter, including their timetable, exam information and academic reviews. The portal also allows full access to targets and progress meetings facilitating a proactive link between student progress and knowledge and information sharing at home. We will provide opportunities for parents and carers to meet personal tutors at Parent Open Evenings and provide regular progress and review reports throughout the academic year.

Need Childcare? The College has a 50-place nursery at our St Albans Campus. The nursery caters for children from 3 months to 5 years and is available to staff, students and the wider community. A waiting list is operated and fees apply. For further information please contact the Nursery Manager on 01727 737745 or email nursery.manager@oaklands.ac.uk If you are over 16 and under 20 you could get help with your childcare and travel costs through the Care to Learn scheme. Visit www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn or contact the College Advice Centre.

l Dyslexia l Sensory impairment l Aspergers Syndrome l Autism l ADD/ADHD l Dyspraxia l Mental health problems l Physical disabilities l A general learning difďŹ culty

It is very important, where possible, that you tell the College before you begin your course if you know that you need support. You can do this by telling us on your application form. Before starting your programme we can arrange: l An assessment of support needs l A tour of the campus l Support at interview and enrolment

During your programme we can provide: l An assessment of support requirements l Screening and assessment for dyslexia l Learning support – one to one, workshop or in class l Language support l Literacy and Numeracy support l Specialist equipment l Assistive technology training l Adapted learning materials l Personal care l Special exam arrangements l Free resources

For further information and advice contact the Additional Learning Support team on 01727 737000. Matrix Standard

Oaklands College is Matrix accredited so you can be assured all your questions will be handled professionally. You can get information, advice and guidance on a range of work and learning opportunities to suit you. A comprehensive leaflet detailing the service offered is available from all reception areas or by online.

This information is correct at the time of printing but may change subject to government guidelines.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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How will I travel to college? Whether you are travelling by bus, train or car we ensure that getting to college is as convenient, easy and cheap as possible.

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Travel for less with Uno. If the bus is pink and begins with a 6 you can use it. You will need to download the Uno app to make the most of the discounted travel scheme. The scheme entitles you to UNLIMITED travel on Uno buses within Hertfordshire and North London from just £1. To see all available routes visit: www.unobus.info

By train There are train links to our main campus towns via First Capital Connect.

Hertfordshire SaverCard If you are under 19, in full-time education and live in Hertfordshire you can get half price fares on Hertfordshire public buses. The card costs £20 from Hertfordshire County Council and forms are available at college advice centres and receptions but if your family is on a low income you could get one free of charge. For more information and to apply for a Hertfordshire SaverCard please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/ savercard

By car As a college we like to encourage ways to reduce the carbon footprint by opting for public transport. If, however, you do decide to travel by car then there is limited parking at all of, or near, our campuses. There is an ANPR payment system in operation at our St. Albans Campus and at our Welwyn Garden City Campus you will need to use one of the nearby public car parks where daily rates will apply.

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Student Connect The First Capital Connect Student Connect card offers discounted rail travel to all students aged between 16 and 18 years in full time education. It entitles the card holder to purchase reduced rate season tickets for journeys on First Capital Connect trains south from Luton. For more information visit www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk

Hertfordshire Student TrainCard A Hertfordshire Student TrainCard entitles you to a 1/3 discount on the adult season ticket fare for train journeys between home and college at all times of the day. To be eligible you must be between 16 and 18 years on the date of application, or be completing a course started before your 19th birthday. There is a £20 charge per application. However, if your family is on a low income, you could get one free of charge. Call 0300 1234 050 for further information.

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DISCOUNTED TRAVEL SCHEME

Zone 1

£1*

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Zone 1+2

£2*

*If bought using the UNO app. Tickets purchased with cash on the bus are £1.10 for Zone 1 and £2.20 for Zone 1+2

Full timetables and maps: www.oaklands.ac.uk/busmap

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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FAQs

for parents, carers & schools

Why should my son/daughter choose college instead of sixth form?

How will my son/daughter travel to college?

College provides a safe, secure, adult learning environment where your son/daughter can meet new people and study a wide range of academic and vocational subjects leading to higher education or employment.

If my son/daughter requires learning support, is this available? Learning support is available to help with students’ learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Student Advisers are on hand to support students with any worries.

Will my son/daughter be supported? We have a dedicated pastoral team that will offer support and advice to your son/daughter in all areas of their life, including money worries, attendance issues and relationship problems. You will find that the support we offer is much more extensive than that offered by other education providers.

How much will the course cost? Full and part-time students aged 16–18 on 31st August 2018 and resident in the EU for the last three years are exempt from all tuition fees. In some cases materials charges will apply, these are to cover items such as equipment, protective clothing and art materials.

Will my son/daughter attending college affect my state benefits?

Who will be teaching my son/daughter? We have a dedicated team of vocational specialists and tutors who have worked in the industries they are now teaching in, and have real experience and knowledge of the skills that your son/daughter will need to succeed in their chosen course, and ultimately, their chosen career.

How will my son/daughter’s progress be monitored? Each student will be assigned a Personal Tutor to support their development and progress. Your son/ daughter will meet regularly with their Personal Tutor to discuss how they are getting on at college and provide any information and advice they require. You will also have access to your son’s/daughter’s targets and progress meetings via the Parent Portal.

What if my son/daughter decides to change the course they have chosen? It is usually possible to change to another course within the first few weeks. Yes, but fees will apply.

Exciting opportunities at 14–16

Information for teachers We offer a range of services to schools to help provide advice on further education opportunities for pupils

We offer a wide variety of vocational provision enabling 14-16 year-old students to develop the skills needed for further studies or employment.

These include: l Attending your school careers and options events l Providing campus tours and presentations for student

groups

l Organising taster days, where pupils can get a hands

on experience of life at college and try out courses they are interested in l Curriculum specific talks and advice. We can also tailor events to your pupils’ specific needs.

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

In addition there are many discounts available to students. Please see the previous pages.

Are these courses available to me?

If your son/daughter is attending college full-time your Child Benefit and Family Tax Credit should not be affected. You will need to ensure the appropriate authorities are informed of the transition from school to college.

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A subsidised Uno bus service is provided to our main campuses.

We already work with a large number of schools and are keen to expand this. If you are interested in receiving further information on the flexible options we provide please contact: Gemma Travis on 01727 737262 or email gemma.travis@oaklands.ac.uk

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Applying for a course... step by step

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Step 6

We look forward to you starting your next journey with us.

Start your Study Programme

If you need any assistance, advice (or a paper application) please contact us on

Step 5

01727 737 000

Teaching starts on 9th September – check your timetable for your first lesson time.

Enrol on your Study Programme

or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

Step 4

We will send your enrolment pack at the beginning of August and invite you to enrol from the end of August. You will receive your ID, timetable and any information needed for your start at Oaklands College.

Come to our New to Oaklands BBQ Step 3

We will stay in touch with College news plus send an invite to our BBQ in June.

Head to campus for an interview Once we have received your application you will be invited in for an interview. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course and for us to make sure the course is right for you.

Step 2

If the course and level is right, and appropriate for you, we will offer you a place.

Apply online via our website Once you have selected the course you wish to apply for, click on the APPLY button and complete all sections of the online application form. You can apply for more than one course.

Step 1 Find a course that’s right for you Visit our website www.oaklands.ac.uk or look in this Guide to check out our courses. Come along to one of our open events to meet the tutors and check out our facilities. Twilight tasters are also available. See open event dates on inside front cover.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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A Levels Exceed your expectations By studying A Levels at Oaklands you will enjoy a programme of learning designed to match your individual interests, career aims and ambitions. We also offer a combined BTEC and A Level course where you can study a Level 3 BTEC Diploma alongside one A Level. This is equivalent to 3 full A Levels.

English

Biology

Law

Psychology

Economics Mathematics Film Studies

Sociology History Government & Politics

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As a full-time A Level student at Oaklands you will: l Study in an adult environment with greater independence. l BeneďŹ t from excellent teaching by subject specialists. l Receive a high level of tutor support from our dedicated pastoral tutor team who will support you throughout the year, including your UCAS application from application to interview. l Be able to access our expanding Virtual Learning Environment from college or home. Please refer to page 22 for our A Level entry criteria. If you have a Grade 4 or below in GCSE English or Maths but meet the required entry criteria for your choice of A Level you must resit your GCSE English or Maths alongside your AS program. Nearly all students taking A Levels choose to progress to university. Tutors are very experienced and there is strong support for UCAS applications resulting in students receiving offers from their first choice universities with a wide range and variety of courses and universities applied to.

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Oaklands is a great campus with gorgeous scenery and lots to explore. Teachers will push you and get the most out of you. My aim is to go to Cambridge, study law and become a criminal barrister. Ellen Davoudi-Meredith Studying A Levels in History, Law and Politics

100% of A Level students who applied received an offer from their first choice university in 2018.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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A Levels

A Level Programme – Offering Individualised Courses of Study

A Level Reforms Most A Level subjects are now following new specifications in line with Ofqual curriculum changes.

Level 3

However, at Oaklands, we have made the decision to still offer separate AS and A2 qualifications following guidance from the top Universities. This means that all students will take their AS exam at the end of their first year of study. This is a standalone qualification and has UCAS points attached to it.

Full Time

AS: 1 Year

Full A Level: 2 Years

St Albans Campus

Students will then be able to take the full A Level qualification in their second year of study; first year AS grades will still count towards UCAS points however, should a student not wish to continue with this subject to the second year of study.

Combined BTEC/A Level Course Combined BTEC and A Level programmes of study are offered in business and Applied Science; students will then choose one A Level of their choice to study alongside the BTEC. If you wish to study the combined BTEC / A Level course, you will study the Subsidiary L3 Diploma and your chosen AS in year 1. You will study the Level 3 diploma and your chosen A Level subject in year 2. This combination will give you the equivalent of 3 full A Levels at the end of 2 years and will carry the same UCAS points as 3 A Levels.

Intensive A Levels Some AS/A Level courses are available in a one-year intensive course. Some subjects may be studied in one year by following year 1 and 2 year courses at the same time. You will require some experience of study to A2 Level standard and a strong GCSE profile. We may also take into account your wider qualification profile and references in assessing your suitability for intensive A Levels.

To study on our successful A Level programme you will need a minimum of six full course GCSEs at Grades A* - C or 5 - 9 including English and/or Maths. Some subjects require specific grades at GCSE. These are detailed in the table opposite. We will work with you to ensure that your choice of subjects meets your career/higher education aims as well as your interests and abilities. We recommend that you check entry requirements with specific HE institutions. We may also take into account your wider qualification profile and references in assessing your suitability for A Levels. Joining us at A2 We accept students on to our existing A2 programme that have completed an AS elsewhere. However, please note you must have achieved a minimum of a Grade D to join us at A2 if you have taken an AS Level and we will need to check that the exam boards align. What you will learn There are many A Level subjects to choose from so you can mix and match your choices to discover what you really want to do. It is also sometimes possible to study an A Level in one year by completing the AS and A2 programmes alongside each other. Intensive A Levels have a significant workload and applications will be reviewed on a individual basis. What you can do next These courses lead to a wide range of employment opportunities or to Higher Education.

Due to the intensive workload, only one intensive A Level should be studied in an academic year and each application will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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Oaklands College – A Level Programme Entry Criteria All students studying AS Levels will need six GCSEs at Grade C or 5 points and above, including English Language and/or Maths, one of which must be at Grade B or 6 points. English Subject Maths Language

A Levels

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Other

AS Level Art & Design (Photography)

C or 5

B or 6

Art related GCSE

AS Level Biology

6 or B

C or 5

Double Science 6 or B

AS Level English Language

C or 5*

B or 6

AS Level English Literature

C or 5*

B or 6

AS Extended Project (AS only – no A2)

C or 5*

B or 6

AS Level Film Studies

C or 5*

B or 6

AS Level Government & Politics

C or 5*

B or 6

AS Level History

C or 5*

B or 6n

AS Level Law

C or 5*

B or 6

AS Level Mathematics - Statistics route

A or 7

C or 5*

AS Level Media Studies

C or 5*

B or 6

AS and A Level Religious Studies

C or 5

B or 6

B or 6 in a humanities subject

AS Level Psychology

B or 6

B or 6

Science 6 or B

AS Level Sociology

C or 5*

B or 6

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Business

C or 5*

B or 6

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Applied Science

B or 5

C or 5*

Science B

* For certain subjects, as highlighted above, if you have GCSE Maths or English Language at Grade D or grade 4 or below, entry may be possible (you will still need 6 A*- C GCSEs) but you will need to re-sit the GCSE at College alongside your AS programme.

I’ve enjoyed my time at Oaklands, and there has been support from staff throughout. Maxwell Samuda Economics, Business, Sociology, Extended Project, B, B, B, A Now studying Business and Economics at the University of Liverpool.

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A Levels

AS and A Level Art & Design (Photography)

AS and A Level Biology

Level 3

Level 3

Exam Board: Edexcel

St Albans Campus

The Photography A Level is a Fine Art based A Level. It is the taking, making, creating and reading of images. You will be expected to produce innovative, creative and experimental images in response to given themes. A large part of the course is the analysis of photographic images. You will learn to read images as works of art and be expected to research the work of photographers and artists to support your own practical work. The course covers traditional ďŹ lm based techniques right through to digital photography and manipulation. You will learn the basic techniques of using cameras and studio equipment. It is strongly recommended that you have a GCSE in Art and Design. You can use A Level Photography to go on to study at Degree level or Foundation Degree level. You could also move on to a vocational course. Photography A Level will also help you open up a range of career opportunities in the Visual Arts sector. The underpinning analytical and technical skills will help you whatever career path you choose to follow.

Exam Board: AQA

St Albans Campus

This course is for those who have an interest in traditional biology and how it links to the modern world. It is for those who are interested in science from the micro to the macro. Students need to write precisely, have well developed mathematical skills, show enthusiasm for their studies and be prepared to participate in discussions. You will need an enquiring mind and the drive to expand your knowledge base beyond the limitations of the syllabus. The syllabus is wide, diverse and exciting. It has a good balance of traditional and modern biology. It seeks to develop ideas that can be applied to everyday life. You will explore biology concepts from the very small to the very large. Topics include Biological Molecules Cells, Viruses, Disease, Reproduction, Circulatory system, Respiration and Photosynthesis, Microbiology, Genetics, Homeostasis and Ecosystems Students who study A Level Biology as one of their choices can go on to have careers in fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Ecology, Nature Conservation, Biotechnology, Forensic Science, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.

Did you know? Our students beneďŹ t from regular trips to exhibitions and festivals including the Photography Gallery, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery.

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AS and A Level English Language Level 3

AS and A Level English Literature

A Levels

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Level 3

Exam Board: AQA

St Albans Campus

English Language explores how language is used within a range of different contexts and the central role it plays in our everyday lives. This subject gives you the opportunity to investigate the significance of language usage through the analysis of a range of texts, both spoken and written. The course encourages you to consider topics such as how language can be used to create power in texts; how language varies in terms of accent, dialect, sociolect, idiolect, ethnicity and gender; the impact of technology on language; attitudes to language change and how children acquire spoken language and literacy skills. You will also have the opportunity to produce some original writing of your own, creating texts for different purposes and audiences, for example, writing an opinion article to persuade, or a short story to entertain. English Language combines well with a range of other humanities subjects, giving you increased awareness of how our language choices impact on wider society.

Exam Board: AQA

St Albans Campus

English Literature will appeal to those who have a passion for reading and wish to enhance their critical awareness of how a text engages and impacts on an audience. You will consider how writers’ choices of language shape meanings and how those meanings can change over time, as contexts change. English Literature combines well with all other Social Science and Humanities subjects. This course aims to extend your knowledge of a range of genres, in particular, poetry, prose and drama, through examining the personal and historical circumstances in which texts are written. You will explore the nature and interplay of characters, the varying layers of meaning, as well as identify aspects of an author’s style and examine how an audience’s emotions are influenced. Throughout the course, you will develop detailed, cogent and informed personal responses which will be demonstrated most extensively in class discussions and writing tasks.

I feel more comfortable, relaxed and independent at Oaklands. It’s a really friendly college and the atmosphere is good. Teachers are attentive and passionate about their subjects which makes it really enjoyable. Chantelle Keane Studying A Levels in Law, Politics and English Literature

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A Levels

AS Extended Project

AS and A Level Film Studies

Level 3

Level 3

Exam Board: Edexcel

St Albans Campus

Exam Board: WJEC

St Albans Campus

The Extended Project (EPQ) allows you the opportunity to research a subject outside of your other A Levels. It can take the form of an extended essay (dissertation), a scientific field study, a dramatic performance or a creative artefact. You will be given teaching in areas such as research skills and time management and will be supported by specialist staff who will monitor your progress, but largely this is an AS that is done independently. Most students focus their project on what they want to go on to study at university or follow as a career but some choose to simply focus on a topic of personal interest.

Film Studies involves analysing film as a significant art form as well as understanding how film comments on attitudes within society. It will appeal to students who are passionate about film as well as those who want to explore the industry from an historical or cultural standpoint.

Standard A Level entry criteria apply and ideally some background knowledge of the subject you are proposing to research.

In the second year there is a focus on particular forms of spectatorship such as the documentary genre and you will develop your skills of critical analysis through films such as Pulp Fiction.

The Extended Project is an ideal way to develop your research and writing skills at a higher level. It is a one year, standalone qualification that will appeal to anyone who enjoys/excels in coursework tasks.

The first year will give you the skills to analyse films from a variety of directors and understand the way the film industry works in both Britain and America. The coursework is both analytical and creative and good observation skills are important for both.

Throughout the course there is the opportunity to work on production pieces for the coursework and try your hand at the techniques of film making. You will also be expected to engage with some of the recurring debates within the film industry as well as explore personal responses to films. Students who take Film Studies can progress to Higher Education to study a degree in film theory or production work, or they can make use of its highly transferable skills base and pursue a humanities subject.

Did you know?

Did you know? The Extended Project is highly regarded by Russell Group universities.

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Typically 50% of students go on to creative/production degrees and 50% go on to humanities degrees.

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AS and A Level Government and Politics Level 3

A Levels

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

AS and A Level History Level 3

Exam Board: AQA

St Albans Campus

Government and Politics is for those who are interested in developing their critical thinking skills and who enjoy analysing the changing dynamics of modern politics. The course is entirely exam based with one exam at the end of first year and three exams at the end of second year. In the first year, students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political system of the UK. Topics covered include the nature and sources of the British Constitution, the structure and role of Parliament, the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Judiciary, Devolution, Elections and Referendums, Political Parties, Pressure Groups and the European Union. In the second year students will study political theory in depth, analysing political ideology including Liberalism, Socialism and Conservatism. In the second half of the year students will examine the Government and Politics of the USA, including the US Constitution, the role of Congress, the Presidency, Supreme Court, Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Civil Rights. Here students will make comparisons between the British and American political systems.

Exam Board: AQA

St Albans Campus

History comprises of three modules spread out over two years. These are: Tsarist and Communist Russia (18551964), The Making of Modern Britain (1951-2007) and Historical Enquiry, which involves independent research by the student covering a 100 year period and consisting of 3500 words. The topic can be of the student’s choosing or the core topic selected by the course teachers. The aim of A Level History is to develop an interest in the past, acquire an understanding and sound knowledge of selected periods or themes, to gain awareness of historical concepts, to appreciate the nature and diversity of historical sources and methods, grasp a variety of approaches to aspects and periods of history. It encourages you to think independently, make informed judgements of issues and to cultivate empathy with people living in diverse place and at different times. Having A Level History can open you up to a world of possibilities. The A Level History course gives you skills in writing and critical thinking, but also provides you with contextual knowledge and research skills and therefore universities and employers look favourably upon applicants with A Level History.

College is different – you have to put the work in and the teachers have supported me all the way. They are there to guide you but have to take the responsibility to make it happen yourself.

Did you know? Our Government and Politics students get the chance to visit the Houses of Parliament and talk to their MP.

Yeung-Way Hedges Literature Politics and History, A* A A Now studying Law at Kings College London

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A Levels

AS and A Level Law

AS and A Level Mathematics

Level 3

Level 3

Exam Board: OCR

St Albans Campus

A Level Law is for anyone with an interest in how the Law works and affects them in real life. The course provides an overview of the courts, legal personnel, the law of Crime and elements of Torts. Students will be introduced to core legal concepts such as the concept of liability. Students enjoy the course because it allows them to develop legal reasoning skills and they are always given opportunities to demonstrate these skills through mock trials and debates. The A Level Law course is comprised of three units. Unit One includes study of the legal system and elements of criminal law. The unit gives students an understanding of the processes and people involved in the law. Additionally, students will gain a sound understanding of the main elements of criminal law. Topics covered include, ‘What is murder? and ‘What are the differences between theft, burglary and robbery?’ In Unit Two you will learn how laws are made under the English legal system. You will also study elements of Tort law. Unit Three will include study of the nature of law and additional study of either the law of Contract or Human Rights law. The study of the nature of law will include exploring complex questions which stem from the changing relationship between law and society, law and technology and law and morality.

Exam Board: OCR

St Albans Campus

Mathematics prepares you for a range of Higher Education courses – in particular those involving the Physical Sciences, Computing, Business Studies as well as Mathematics itself. Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics This course assesses content from the Pure Mathematics and Statistics sections of the specification, in the context of the Overarching Themes. The assessment is structured in to three sections: approximately two-thirds of the marks on Pure Mathematics and approximately one-sixth of the marks on Statistics and one-sixth on Mechanics. Each section has a gradient of difficulty throughout the section and consists of a mix of short and long questions. Some of the assessment items which target the statistics section of the content will be set in the context of the pre-release large data set and will assume familiarity with the key features of that data set.

After the first year of study all students will need to complete an AS Law examination. A grade D or above is necessary for progression. This grade does not count towards students’ final grades. However, students will not be able to progress to the second year of study unless they meet this minimum grade. At the end of the second year of study, students will sit three examinations. Each examination will be based on knowledge gained in all three units studied.

Did you know? Did you know? AS Law students practice their legal skills in a real life mock trial each year.

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A Level Mathematics is well-respected by employers and is a “facilitating” subject for entry to higher education.

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AS and A Level Media Studies Level 3

AS and A Level Religious Studies (with Philosophy and Ethics)

A Levels

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Level 3

Exam Board: WJEC Eduqas

St Albans Campus

A Level Media Studies is designed to offer you a framework through which you can study the distinctive contributions which the mass media make to your understanding and enjoyment of the world in which you live. The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of view they offer. It is an appropriate A Level for students studying other Humanities subjects as it will assist in the development of your analytical skills and ability to write in a concise fashion. You will study a range of media forms in terms of a theoretical framework which consists of: Media Language, Representation, Media Industries and Audiences. In the first year you will study: Investigating Media Language and Representation; Investigating Media Industries and Audiences and create a piece of Media Production for coursework. In year two, you will study Media Products, Industries and Audiences; Media Forms and Products in Depth and create a piece of Cross-Media Production. The areas covered for both years are: Advertising, Marketing, Music Videos, Film, Magazines, Newspapers, Radio, Video Games, TV and Online Media. A Level Media is useful for HE study of most humanities subjects and sits well with English.

Exam Board: AQA

St Albans Campus

The Religious Studies course is a diverse and challenging course which encourages students to think outside the box and ask questions on everyday assumptions. Often the course raises more questions than it answers so students need to be open minded and flexible. You will study key ideas and theories behind Philosophy and Religion. The Philosophy unit discusses key questions such as ‘Does God exist?’, ‘Should we fear death?’ In the Ethics unit you will be discussing questions such as ‘Is abortion wrong?’, ‘Is experimenting on animals wrong?’ In the Study of Religion unit you will be investigating a range of religions and discussing questions focusing on ‘Do religion and science oppose each other?’ and ‘Has the expression of religious identity changed for the better?’ Students who study this subject as one of their A Level choices can go on University to study a wide range of courses including Philosophy, Religious Studies, English, History, Law and Politics.

I have had an amazing time at Oaklands College. I came out of education for a while so to come back and get such great results is brilliant. Oaklands College has given me the opportunity to study subjects I have really enjoyed. Oliver Bowbrick English Literature, Politics, Sociology, Extended Project all at A* Human, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Did you know? Media students primarily progress onto English degree courses and journalism studies.

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A Levels

AS and A Level Psychology

AS and A Level Sociology

Level 3

Level 3

Exam Board: AQA

St Albans Campus

Psychology is concerned with all aspects of people’s behaviour and thoughts, including the underlying motivations behind our behaviour, such as biological influences. Psychology is a science, so as part of the course, you will learn about the scientific methods psychologists use to observe, measure and analyse behaviour and mental processes. The first year covers the following areas: Cognitive Psychology (memory), Child Development (attachment) and Social Psychology (obedience and conformity). We also train you to become a researcher in Psychology by covering in detail Research Methods and Approaches to studying human beings. There is a strong biological component of the course and we cover the nervous and hormonal systems in Biopsychology and OCD, Phobia and Depression in Psychopathology (mental health). The second year will involve studying in detail Forensic Psychology, Schizophrenia and Relationships. You will add to your knowledge of Research Methods and learn how to conduct Inferential Statistical tests. Approaches in Psychology are also returned to in the second year and we add to your knowledge of Biopsychology by studying the structure and function of the brain.

Exam Board: AQA

St Albans Campus

The course will appeal to you if you are interested in making sense of the rapidly changing world in which you live and your situation within it. If you are interested in investigating and researching social issues, enjoy the cut and thrust of debate and like to ask awkward questions, then Sociology will have a lot to offer. The course will also enable you to develop both your analytical and evaluation skills in a highly relevant way. The content is demanding and you will need to be happy with working hard and contributing in class, as well as being selfmotivated to work on your own, set personal goals and meet deadlines. So, if you are interested in analysing the culture that you live in, and enjoy discussing social issues then Sociology is for you. As a complement to other subjects Sociology has a close affinity with social science subjects like; History, Politics and Psychology. Sociology’s insights into social processes provide a useful contrast to Business Studies, Computing and Sciences. It can serve as a qualification for entry into a wide range of Higher Education degree courses. It is highly relevant to any occupation that involves working with people, from management to social work, public services, media, advertising, market research, journalism, personnel work or teaching, from health care to policing or even politics.

The study of Psychology is relevant to many academic, vocational and research fields such as clinical areas, the criminal domain, education, occupation, sport, health, social services and therapy.

Did you know? A psychology degree can lead to a wide range of careers such as Advertising, Teaching and Human Resources.

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Did you know? Sociology students have planned visits to Eton College and The Museum of Childhood.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business (equivalent to 2 A Levels) Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

A Levels

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Level 3

Exam Board: Pearsons

St Albans Campus

Businesses are at the heart of the UK economy, innovating new products, meeting customer needs, developing the skills of their workers and creating wealth for local communities. The business theories you will learn about touch on the creative elements of marketing, motivating people and managing resources such as money, psychological elements of understanding customers and employees and decision making elements of suggesting strategies and plans for practical examples. Choosing to study a business qualification is a great decision as it means that you’ll have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that will equip you for starting a career in a wide range of industries such as Accountancy, Advertising, Banking, Fashion, Finance, Human Resources and Law. Additionally, you can also choose to move along a career path that may lead you to become a Stockbroker or to start your own business. Many of the essential business practices you will learn underpin every job you may have in the future from starting your own business to running a multi-national organisation.

Exam Board: Pearsons

St Albans Campus

This course concentrates on the knowledge, skills and techniques found in real-life situations. It includes research, practical work and problem-solving and will build on scientific skills and knowledge of key ideas in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In the UK and worldwide, we need paramedics, inventors, engineers, chemists and scientists and this a great route into science, engineering and health careers. Throughout the year, you will study aspects of all the sciences and develop scientific practical techniques; learning about working in the science industry. You will also develop study skills for science such as communication, analytical, evaluative and research skills. Robotics and artificial intelligence, biomedical science and forensic computing are just some of the exciting career and University opportunities open to students who study on our Applied Science course. The course is currently 100% coursework and you will be assessed in a variety of ways

The course is currently 100% coursework and you will be assessed in a variety of ways.

I studied at Sixth Form before coming here and College has been different in lots of ways. You are much more independent and I have enjoyed the freedom to be responsible for my own learning. I think these are the types of skills that will help me when I get to University as I have already had a good level of independence at College. Zoe Barber Film, Sociology, B B Now studying: Phychology at the University of Sussex.

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Agriculture Farming for the future Do you have a passion for farming? Are you interested in learning about the production systems of livestock species, including breeding, feeding and the raising of livestock? Would you like to learn about the machinery used to cultivate land and harvest crops in arable farming?

Livestock Manager

Herdsperson Farm Hand

Crop Sprayer

Arable Contractor

Stockperson

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Agriculture

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Level 1 C&G Level 1 Diploma in Agriculture

Level 2

Progress into employment

C&G L2 Diploma in Agriculture

Progress into employment

Level 3 C&G 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Agriculture Full Time Course

100% 100% of Level 3 Diploma students progressed into industry employment or further study in 2018.

University or other degree level studies

After successful work experience at Symonds Hyde Farm, George was offered a job. He is now working there full-time and is responsible for a range of arable duties and workshop jobs.

The course gave me a good understanding of the industry. We took part in a variety of outings including trips to livestock farms, markets and career option visits. George Cobb L3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture

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Agriculture

Agriculture

With over 500 acres of farmland, including arable, grassland and a working farm, our Agriculture students get real hands-on experience in this important industry. We specialise in breeding pedigree sheep, goats, cattle and pigs. We also run a commercial flock of sheep and during the busy lambing season our students have the opportunity to assist the farm manager on overnight duties. Students also participate in visits to local farms to work with a variety of livestock species and gain experience on a range of farm machinery. Our students regularly take part in county shows preparing and showing our prize-winning sheep and cattle.

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Agriculture

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Each year the Agriculture team enter livestock into the Hertfordshire County Show sheep and cattle competitions, pitching their entries against fellow specialist colleges and farming professionals. Students take a very hands-on role at the event, preparing the animals to show, camping on site and competing in front of judges and the visiting public. This year the college secured the title of ‘Inter Breed Sheep Champion’ with a homebred Suffolk shearling (above) and Reserve on the second day of the Inter Breed Competition with a longwool Teeswater.

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Agriculture

City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Agriculture Level 1 Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No entry qualifications required. What you will learn You will complete the course mainly via practical assessments with some short written tests and short assignments. The course is designed to provide you with the practical skills and realities of working in the agriculture industry. Study units include: l Safe and effective working practices l Maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals l Assisting with the movement of animals l Accommodation of animals

What you can do next Progression onto further courses, including the Level 2 Agriculture course, depending on individual results and GCSEs.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture Level 2 Full Time

City and Guilds Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Agriculture

Agriculture

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Level 3 1 Year

St Albans Campus

Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above.

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above.

What you will learn This course is aimed at providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to work in Agriculture.

What you will learn This study programme includes:

Topics include:

l Livestock production

l Biology and anatomy

l Introduction to farm livestock production

l Crop production

l Crop Establishment

l Plant and soil science

l Plant and Animal Science

l Animal health

What you can do next On completion of this qualification you could progress into employment or the Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Agriculture.

What you can do next You could progress to a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree within the agricultural sector. For those going into employment, the aim of the course is to produce competent students with agricultural skills and knowledge with the potential to take up management positions after further experience within the industry.

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Animal Management If you are interested in working with animals then Oaklands offers a range of courses in Animal Care and Management. These offer opportunities for all abilities which can prepare you for employment or university.

Animal Nutritionist

Wildlife Conservation Officer

Animal Welfare Worker

Retail Worker

Zoo Keeper

Animal Trainer

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Animal Management

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Entry Level Skills for Working Life Diploma in Landbased Studies

Level 1 C&G Certificate in Land Based Studies – Animal Care

Progress into employment

Level 2 C&G Diploma in Animal Care

Level 3 C&G 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Level 4/5 Foundation Degree in Animal Management Full Time Course

96%

Progress into employment or university

96% of our animal management students continued with their studies, progressed on to university or moved into employment in 2017.

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Animal Management

Animal Management

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Skills for Working Life Diploma in Landbased Studies Level E3 Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Animal Management

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need No formal entry qualifications are needed, just an interest in animals and a willingness to learn.

We’re wild about animals The Habitat Centre is our animal care unit where you will learn about the care and management of a wide range of species including exotic animals such as bearded dragons, corn snakes and marmosets. We have also recently obtained a zoo licence which allows us to keep specialist species such as meerkats and lemurs.

What you will learn This practical programme will help you develop personal skills as well as skills in handling and caring for small animals. Animals are used whenever possible and there will be plenty of opportunities to have hands on learning and practice. Some of the units include: l Searching for a job l Animal health l Grooming l Farm Animals l Poultry

What you can do next Successful completion of this course will support you to progress onto the Level 1 Certificate in Land Based Studies or straight into employment in the industry.

This unique collection of animals will give you the chance to learn about modern welfare standards and develop current industry relevant skills which you can transfer into the workplace. Our experienced staff have a wide range of animal industry experience including veterinary nursing, zoos and safari parks, dog training and animal charities.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Animal Management

City & Guilds Certificate in Land Based Studies – Animal Care

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

Level 1 Full Time

Level 2 1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No formal entry requirements, but you should have a strong interest in working with animals. What you will learn The course is designed to give you an insight into the practicalities and realities of working within an animal care organisation.

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above including English or Maths or a Level 1 course in a relevant subject. What you will learn This course is designed to provide you with a basic overview in Animal Care.

Some of the units studied include:

Some of the units include:

l Safe and effective working practices

l Maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals

l Maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals

l Biology

l Animals in the wild

l Aquatics

l Conservation

During the course you will be expected to complete two weeks of work experience in relevant employment.

What you can do next Progression to further courses depends on individual results and GCSEs, but could include moving on to the City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care. Students who successfully complete the course are also ideally suited to employment in kennels, catteries and pet shops.

What you can do next This course can lead to employment as a skilled operator in the animal care industry or onto a C&G Level 3 qualification in Animal Care.

During her time at Oaklands, Amy undertook a variety of work experience with the keeper teams at Whipsnade Zoo. She then moved on to a BSc in Marine Biology at Stirling University. She had a semester abroad at CSU Monterey Bay, California and also completed a research internship recording behaviour of marine mammals, mostly orca and humpback whales. Amy’s dissertation was a diet study on wild otters in Scotland. Since completing her studies she has enjoyed some exciting roles including Education Officer at Blair Drummond Safari Park and Presenter at Edinburgh Zoo. She currently loves her job as Education Officer at Paradise Wildlife Park. Amy Jerome Former Level 3 Animal Management student

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City & Guilds 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Animal Management Level 3

Full Time

Foundation Degree in Animal Management Level 4

1 or 2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above plus English and Maths or a relevant L2 qualification. You will need an interest in working with all animals. This course requires a high standard of work and commitment. What you will learn The course consists of a variety of units including: Year 1 l Animal health l Animal behaviour l Exotic animal care Year 2 l Zoo health and husbandry l Biology l Nutrition l Breeding and genetics The work placement unit usually takes place over the summer between the first and second years of the course and consists of 300 hours. What you can do next You could progress to a Foundation Degree or Honours degree course in a related study area such as Animal Management, Animal Science, Behaviour or Welfare. For those going into employment, the aim of the course is to produce competent carers of animals with the potential to take up management positions after further experience.

Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

St Albans Campus

Animal Management

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need 48 points including one GCE A Level or equivalent. In addition GCSEs or other University of Hertfordshire accepted equivalent level 2 qualifications in English Language, Maths and Science ar Grade 4 or at Grade C or above must be held. Candidates without UCAS points will be assessed on an individual basis. Normally, potential students should also be able to demonstrate experience of practical animal husbandry and handling. A recent employer reference demonstrating experience of animal husbandry and handling or attendance on an animal care course may be sufficient to fulfil the entry requirement of animal-based experience. What you will learn The Foundation Degree in Animal Management is intended to provide students with advanced specialist knowledge and skills that will assist with entry to and progression within the animal industry. The programme examines the science behind many aspects of the industry in addition to vocational skills and knowledge. For full programme information please see our Higher Education Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

This course is Lantra approved.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Applied Science

If you have a passion for science and an inquisitive nature, our Applied Science courses could be perfect for you.

Pharmacologist

Toxicologist Forensic Scientist

Pathologist Accident Investigator

Data Analyst Laboratory Technician

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Applied Science

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Level 2 BTEC L2 Diploma in Applied Science

Progress into employment

Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Progress to University

Level 4 Extended Degree in Science Full Time Course

We also offer an apprenticeship in

Laboratory Technician.

Degree level studies at the University of Hertfordshire

99%

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99% of our Applied Science progressed into employment or further studies with 90% of our Level 3 students receiving an offer from their first choice university.

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Applied Science

Applied Science is how natural scientific fields can be applied to practical problems. Our courses will explore the fields of science in our state-of-the–art labs, giving you the practical knowledge you need to succeed in this varied industry.

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Applied Science

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

BTEC L2 Diploma in Applied Science Level 2

Applied Science

Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above including Science and either English or Maths. What you will learn This practical course provides a comprehensive introduction into key scientific principles and practices. It is ideal for those looking to develop an understanding of science and progress onto further studies. The course includes subjects such as:

As well as gaining knowledge in the classroom, you will also get a chance to visit real working environments where Applied Science can be put into practice, including laboratories, museums, police ride alongs, law courts and hear from professionals in the field such as Forensic Detectives and Metropolitan Police. Our team of tutors are highly skilled and have vast knowledge and experience in the areas of law, science, psychology and photography. They will encourage you to be methodical and meticulous in your approach to your work, preparing you for employment or Higher Education.

l Psychology l Scientific Principles l Science and the World of Work l Chemistry and Applications l Science in Medicine l Health Applications l Working in Science l Investigating a Crime Scene

What you can do next This course can lead to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Forensics), other advanced courses or employment in the Applied Science Industry.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Applied Science

BTEC 90 Credit /Extended Diploma in Applied Science Level 3 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science or a relevant Level 2 qualification. What you will learn This course applies scientific principles for use in the field. It is equivalent to three A Levels and will include several units covering: l Laboratory Practice l The Scientific Method l Scientific Principles l Maths for Science l The Application of Chemistry and Biology

In addition, a wide range of forensic specialisms will be studied including: l Criminology l Criminal & Accident Investigations

What you can do next You will receive support for applications to university or work with training to pursue your career in the range of jobs associated with the scientific sector.

Our Level 3 students got the chance to see hundreds of never before seen objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum, which were on display at the Museum of London.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Extended Degree in Science Level 4

Applied Science

Full Time

1 Year

Applied Science

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Welwyn Garden City

What you need 48 UCAS points including one A Level or equivalent plus GSCE Maths, English and Science at Grade 4 or Grade C or above. What you will learn You will gain a good grounding in science modules that will prepare you for progression to your chosen degree specialism at the University of Hertfordshire. Modules you will study include: l Introductory Biology l Introductory Chemistry l Introductory Physics l Individual project

You will also have a range of optional modules to choose from related to your chosen degree specialism. What you can do next Successful completion will enable you to continue your degree studies at the University of Hertfordshire. Depending on your grades, you will have the option of a number of science degrees including Physics, Astrophysics, Radiography and Imaging, Geography and Pharmacy. For further programme information please see our Higher Education Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

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Art, Fashion & Design Are you a budding artist who wants to work in the world of Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Graphics, Interactive Media or any other specialism within the art and design world? Our range of study programmes allow you to unleash your creativity.

Photographer

Graphic Designer

Illustrator

Fashion Buyer

Animator Web Designer

Textile Designer

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Art, Fashion & Design

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Level 1 UAL L1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media

Level 2 UAL L2 Diploma in Art, Design and Media

Progress into employment

Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Art and Design BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Graphic Design BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Multimedia Design and Animation BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Photography Edexcel Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Progress into employment or University

Level 3 Edexcel Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Level 4 & 5 HNC/D Art and Design Full Time Course

99%

99% of our students progressed onto further studies, higher education or into paid employment in 2017.

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Art, Fashion & Design

Dare to be different The Art, Design and Fashion Department is an established, well equipped and professionally staffed department, achieving outstanding results across a wide range of specialist programmes. We offer a variety of programmes to meet the needs of all students and our students benefit from industry standard software, processes and techniques.

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UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media

Art, Fashion & Design

The department is highly respected by local, London and national universities having an extremely high standard of student portfolios resulting in excellent progression to Higher Education and employment. We also have a growing engagement with local high proďŹ le companies and community institutions taking on real life projects alongside brief based learning in lessons. We offer an exciting and stimulating environment that stretches and nurtures the students’ individual creativity. Students have opportunities to exhibit their work in a variety of exhibitions during the year and all completing students exhibit at the end of year show which is open to the public.

Level 1 Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Art, Fashion & Design

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 2 or Grade E. What you will learn You will learn about art and design by working with materials to make your own art in clay, paint, textiles, inks and paint. You will print, paint, construct in wood and metal, design and draw, producing work on both small and large scale. You will learn to record your work by illustrating and writing ideas in your sketchbooks. Computer studies will enable you to produce visual records of your work and you will have a working knowledge of Photoshop software and image manipulation. A series of day trips and gallery visits are organised to develop your ideas and expand the work you produce. What you can do next This course prepares you for employment or for progression onto the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

Our tutors have many years of professional experience working within the creative and cultural industries, many of whom still work commercially within the industry as designers and exhibiting artists. Working artists are invited in to the college to talk to students and visits to outside design studios, printing works and related companies are arranged.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Art, Fashion & Design

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art, Design and Media

BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Level 2

Level 3

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above including Art, or a UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media or other related Level 1 qualification. What you will learn If you enjoy learning about art and design and working with a wide range of materials, then this is the course for you. Subjects include: l Painting and Drawing l Textiles l Graphic Design l Printmaking

Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above preferably including English and Maths and/or a L2 Diploma in Art and Design. You must bring some artwork to your interview in the form of a sketchbook, design boards or photographic evidence of work. What you will learn This course is for students who want to study and develop their skills through all aspects of art and design. You will learn by completing set assignments through lectures, practical workshops, visiting galleries and looking at other artists work. The course is comprised of a variety of units of work including a self-directed ďŹ nal major project and exhibition. You will be introduced to a range of specialist experiences with materials and techniques including:

l Ceramics l 3D Construction l Art History

You will learn techniques and processes in painting and drawing, design using wood, plastic, metal, clay, fabrics and learn computer image manipulation software skills to further develop your work. Visits to Museums and Galleries further enhance your understanding of art and design and help you to gather research towards complete your projects and assignments. Towards the end of the course all students will complete a final major project assignment and plan an exhibition to show their final art and design project work. What you can do next This course provides you with an excellent grounding in materials, techniques and processes to move onto a Level 3 course in Art and Design, Fashion and Clothing, Graphic Design, Interactive Media or Photography.

l Graphics

l 3D

l Fashion

l Textiles

l Ceramics

l Painting

l Photography

l Print

l Life Drawing

l Contextual Studies

What you can do next BTEC Extended Diplomas are valued by both employers and universities; this course prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to more advanced courses at colleges and universities. This could be the start of a career path in Graphic Design, Photography, Set /Theatre design, Textiles Fine Art, Interior Design, Illustration, Advertising and Marketing, 3D Design, Ceramics or Jewellery Design.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Art, Fashion & Design

Farzana Khatun L2 Diploma Art & Design

Jaydelynn Davidson L3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Hannah Kirby L3 Extended Diploma Photography #ThereButNotThere campaign for WW1 Centenary

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Art, Fashion & Design

BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing Level 3 Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above preferably including English and Maths and/or a L2 Diploma in Art and Design. You must bring some artwork to your interview in the form of a sketchbook, design boards or photographic evidence of work. What you will learn Fashion is a stimulating industry to work in. You will be expected to have a love of fashion and an appreciation of designers’ work and clothing styles. This course aims to equip students with a broad range of skills relevant to fashion and associated industries. The course has built an excellent reputation and track record of progression success onto reputable fashion courses at universities all over the country. Subjects covered include: l Pattern Cutting

l Manufacture

l Textiles

l Design

l Portfolio Presentation

l Sketchbook Development

l Fashion Illustration

l Photography

l CAD

l Historical and contextual studies

The course offers a stimulating working environment where students are encouraged to develop their own aesthetic signature. Emphasis is placed on technical ability, balanced by creative exploration and material investigation. There will be visits to major museums, galleries, shops and exhibitions throughout the course, including a residential trip in the second year. The highlight of the course is when students create a mini collection supported with research for their ďŹ nal major project which is shown at the end of the year show. What you can do next The course prepares you for employment and provides an excellent grounding to further your studies onto a range of Degree and HND courses including: Fashion Design, Textiles, Costume Design and Fashion Business. Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Graphic Design Level 3 Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above preferably including English and Maths and/or a L2 Diploma in Art and Design or AS Level. You must bring some artwork to your interview in the form of a sketchbook, design boards or photographic evidence of work. What you will learn This exciting course is designed to take you through the creative process of Graphic Design. Both computer based and traditional techniques are used to develop your skills. You will learn about: l Advertising

Our L3 Graphic Design students worked on a live brief from Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust to create an animation celebrating 25 years of achievement and work in the community.

Art, Fashion & Design

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Emily Brothers’ animation was selected to be shown at an exhibition at Watford Museum celebrating the heritage of Watford football club.

l Video l Photography l Packaging

The whole process of the animation was challenging but it helped me explore my skills and I was privileged to represent the Watford communities journey.

l Illustration l Type l Image

Graphic Design is a fast paced moving industry and the course aims to keep abreast of innovation and has had students progress into Advertising, Illustration, Corporate Identity, Marketing and Graphics for the Electronic media industry.

Emily Brothers youtu.be/chM3G1_ZIHs

You will develop problem-solving skills and design ideas and learn about different aspects of Graphic Design and Computer Creative Design skills. What you can do next Previous students now work in Graphic Design, Packaging, Film and TV Graphics, Corporate identity, Illustration, Marketing and other New Media routes.

At 16 I went straight to Oaklands and did 2 years of Fashion. It was the BEST thing I could have ever done. The teachers there are fantastic. After college I studied Fashion at the University of Northampton. I now have Mini Megan Turner shop on Catherine Street. I’m still in contact with the teachers at Oaklands and often go in and talk to the students about my journey. Megan Turner Former student - L3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing

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Art, Fashion & Design

BTEC 90 Credit/ Extended Diploma in Photography Level 3 Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need You will need four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English and Maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification. You will be required to attend an interview and to bring some examples of your work with you.

BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Multmedia Design and Animation Level 3 Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above preferably including English and Maths and/or a L2 Diploma in Art and Design. You must attend an interview and bring some artwork with you in the form of a sketchbook, design boards or photographic evidence of your work. What you will learn If you enjoy drawing, animation, video recording, photography, web design, using graphic design software, having fun and working hard individually and within a group then this is the course for you..

What you will learn The qualification is designed to give you a technical understanding of Photography. You will develop knowledge of studio and location photography and digital and traditional methods (wet photography) of photography through vocational projects. You will be given the opportunity to work in a professional darkroom and work on industry standard equipment. The course will also place photography into a wider context through contextual studies where you examine movements and influential photographers. You will have the opportunity to enter competitions, work to live briefs and produce group exhibitions. There is an externally assessed brief that will form part of your overall result. What you can do next You could progress on to a Higher Education programme in a related subject or you may choose to progress directly into employment.

This course is designed to take you through the creative processes of Graphic Design, Animation and Audio Visual Media. The course will then develop into an area of your choice in digital media. Using industry related software for 3D Animation, Web Design, Video and Graphic Design you will explore your creative side in exciting and dynamic ways to produce high standard projects. This can lead to a varied career in Game Design, Video Production, Animation or Graphics. What you can do next On completion of this course many students enter Higher Education. Most students have gone on to complete a Degree Level course in a specific design or computer design area. A few students have chosen to go directly into the creative computer design industry on completion of the course.

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Edexcel Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 Full Time

HNC/D Art and Design Level 4

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need A minimum of one art based A Level or an Extended Diploma with accompanying four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above. All applicants must provide a portfolio of artwork at interview to evidence artistic ability. What you will learn This course is suitable for anyone wishing to progress onto an Art & Design course in Higher Education. The Foundation Diploma is a rigorous and exciting course designed to develop all your art and design skills across a wide range of disciplines. The course is divided into three main stages: Exploratory, Pathway, and ConďŹ rmatory. During the Exploratory stage specialist staff and studio facilities enable you to investigate a range of media and techniques within: l Ceramics

l Textiles

l Fashion

l Graphics

l Printmaking

l Painting

l Photography

l 3D

During the Pathway stage you can specialise in the subjects of your choice based on your intended HE destination. This stage builds on your skills and knowledge and develops work that reflects your specialist interest. You will also take part in a core programme of Contextual Studies and Life Drawing. During the ConďŹ rmatory stage you are required to devise your own final major project which develops your ability to create an in-depth body of work and culminates in an end of year exhibition. What you can do next Progression from the Foundation Diploma is normally to a HE programme at university. The course has excellent success and impressive progression to HE institutions such as Central St Martins, Goldsmiths and Brighton.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

St Albans Campus

Art, Fashion & Design

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need 48 UCAS points including one A level or equivalent plus 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English and Maths and a portfolio of work showing your interest and potential ability. Prior experience of studying Art and Design or a related subject is desirable, however students with alternative or vocationally relevant experience are welcome to apply. What you will learn This programme is designed to provide highly relevant, specialised studies utilising industry standard equipment and vocational expertise that will prepare you for a range of potential careers within the Art and Design field. For full programme information see our Higher Education Guide or visit oaklands.ac.uk/HE

Having successfully completed the Foundation Art & Design course at Oaklands, Charlotte went on to study a degree in Fine Art at the University Of Arts London. Since graduating from UAL, Charlotte has been focusing on a career in marketing and is now working for the events company Broadwick Live in Camden where her Digital Marketing role is to promote the award winning Rewind annual festivals. The Foundation course gave me a complete and rounded view of all subjects and fully prepared me for my degree. My tutors were a great support, but I had lots of creative freedom. Charlotte Chaston Former L3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design student

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Business Considering a career in business, retail or the world of commerce? Then let Oaklands be the ďŹ rst step on the ladder of your success.

E-Business Entrepreneur

Administrator

Account Manager

Marketeer

Research Assistant

Retailer Buyer

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Business

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Level 1

Progress into employment

BTEC L1 Introductory Diploma in Business

Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Business

We also offer apprenticeships in

Business Administration, Customer Service and other related roles. To find out more go to page 220, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Extended Diploma in Business BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Business and Event Management

Progress into employment Higher Level Apprenticeship University

Level 4 & 5 Foundation Degree in Business Management Foundation Degree in Business Management with l Accounting l Law l Marketing Full Time Course

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%

Progress into employment University

98% of our Business students continued with their studies or progressed onto an apprenticeship or employment in 2017.

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Business

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You’re Hired! Working in today’s business environment requires you to have a wide range of skills. If you are considering a career in business or the world of commerce then look no further. The Business Department has good connections with businesses and offers students additional activities inside and outside the College to help them gain confidence and acquire new skills. A team of students recently took part in the annual Innovation Award challenge and won the Most Innovative Team Award at the final ceremony.

Business

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

BTEC Introductory Diploma in Business Level 1 Full Time

1 Year

Dual Campus

What you need No formal entry requirements. What you will learn This course is an ideal opportunity for you to develop some of the skills that you would need to work in business, retail or administration. There is also emphasis on personal development, employment and social skills. You will learn about working in these careers customer service, as well as how to communicate effectively and work with others. What you can do next Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress on to a Level 2 course, such as BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business. Alternatively, you may consider going directly into employment.

Students also get the chance to hear from professionals with in depth business knowledge. Past speakers include Katia Torres, CEO of online grocery store Mexgrocer, Steve Jack, CEO of network solutions company Gem Cable, Professor Peter Davies from the University of Birmingham and Carolyn McCall, former CEO of EasyJet and now Chief Executive of ITV. We also arrange trips for our students to learn more about the sector they want to work in - students have visited the Career Fair in Birmingham, St Albans Law Courts and the Business Startup Show at Excel.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Business

BTEC L2 Diploma in Business Level 2 Full Time

1 Year

Dual Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above including Maths and English or any BTEC Level 1 qualification. What you will learn This course provides a good general understanding of how business works. Subject include: l Enterprise in the business world l Finance for business l Promoting a brand l Principles of marketing

I’m loving the Business course here. I’ve made loads of new friends and I’m treated like an adult. The teachers are wicked!

l Business online l Small business planning l Project management

Christian Bozzia L3 Business

l Delivering and improving customer service l Effective business communication l Working in business teams

What you can do next This course can lead to employment in banking, retail, insurance, accountancy or progression onto a Level 3 BTEC.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Business Level 3 Full Time

BTEC L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Business and Event Management

Business

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Level 3 2 Years

Dual Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English and Maths or successful completion of a Level 2 BTEC Diploma or other relevant Level 2 course. What you will learn This course will give you a sound understanding of business and the skills required to make a successful career in this area. Your studies will include: l Business Finance l Managing Business Events l Developing Marketing Campaigns l Exploring the Business Environment

There will also be options in a range of specialist business fields including: l Investigating Customer Service l Business Decision Making l Recruitment and Selection

What you can do next Successful completion of the course can lead to employment in careers related to business, such as Accountancy, Advertising, Banking, Fashion, Finance, Human Resources and Law. Many of our students progress onto Degree, Foundation Degree or other professional courses.

Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English or a relevant Level 2 qualification. What you will learn This course incorporates the essential skills needed for an exciting career in the hospitality and events management industry. The course provides a general introduction to the operative levels of hospitality and catering, building as the course progresses to give students learning and experience in supervisory management. You will have the opportunity to work alongside Event Management professionals, creating real life public events for the local community as part of your course. For the practical cookery elements you will practise kitchen skills by preparing and cooking food for the restaurant and develop customer service and food and beverage service skills on front of house. Subjects covered could include: l Customer Service l Health, Safety and Security in the industry l Financial Operations l Supervisory Skills l Alcoholic Beverages l Food Safety l Contemporary World Cuisine l Marketing, Planning and Managing an Event l Human Resource Management

Did you know? A Level 3 Extended Diploma at DDD (Distinction) is worth 144 UCAS points, equivalent to three A grade A Levels.

What you can do next Successful completion could be a stepping stone to a degree in Hospitality or associated fields. It could also lead to employment at supervisory or management level within the hospitality industry.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Business

Foundation Degree in Business Management Level 4 Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

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UCAS Code: N101 FdA/Bus Institution Code: HERTS H36 Campus Code: O (Oaklands) What you need 48 UCAS points including one A Level, a BTEC National Diploma/CertiďŹ cate or equivalent plus GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade 4 or Grade C or above or University of Hertfordshire accepted L2 equivalent. Applications are also welcome from those working in relevant employment who may not fully meet the above entry requirements but have a number of years relevant experience. What you will learn This course gives you an excellent grounding in Business Management with an emphasis on personal development and employability. The course features a range of modules covering the core business functions. All business students study a common year before choosing to continue on a general business course or going on to specialise in their second year.

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The following courses are specialisms you can choose to follow in the second year of a Foundation Degree in Business Management. Foundation Degree Business Management with Accounting Foundation Degree Business Management with Marketing Foundation Degree Business Management with Law For full programme information please see our Higher Education Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

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Business

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

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Children & Early Years Whether you’re interested in childcare or learning and development, we have a course to suit you at whatever level you choose to study.

Childcare Practitioner

Teaching Assistant

Youth Worker

Safeguarding Officer

Creche Provider Play Worker

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Your Future Opportunities Level 1 BTEC L1 Certificate Introduction in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings

Progress into employment

Children & Early Years

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Level 2 L2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education

We also offer apprenticeships in

Early Years and Education. To find out more go to page 220, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

Level 3 L3 Certificate/Diploma in Childcare and Education

Level 4 CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Early Years Practitioner

University

Level 4/5 Foundation Degree in Early Years Full Time Course

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Part Time Course

98% of our Early Years students went onto further or higher level studies or into paid employment in 2017.

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Children & Early Years

Children & Early Years

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BTEC L1 Certificate Intro in Health, Social Care & Children & Young People’s Settings

Are you the caring type? We offer a wide range of choices if your ambition is to work with young children, whether you are currently working with children and want to gain additional qualifications or have no formal qualifications or experience. Our close links with local day nurseries, primary schools, as well as our own day nursery will give you the practical hands-on experience you will need to succeed in this area. The practical work undertaken during work placement is an essential part of your training and is a mandatory part of your course equating to 2 days a week alongside your timetabled sessions. Placements will be in a school or nursery setting working within different age ranges throughout your course. This will enable you to start working with children on a supervised or unsupervised basis depending on which level you achieve. Our Early Year lecturers come from both vocational and academic backgrounds and are able to draw upon their considerable experience to provide examples and case studies to demonstrate how theory works in practice.

Level 1 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

Children & Early Years

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need No formal entry requirements but you will require a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. What you will learn You will study a number of units including: l Equality and Diversity l How to communicate effectively within the workplace l How to support children and adults

with daily living activities

l How to promote Health and Safety and prevent

accidents

l The Importance of Healthy Eating l The development of children and young people

through play

You will also develop skills that will support you to work well with others and to be part of a team as well as participate in activities that will develop awareness of the local community and how to be a positive role model in society. What you can do next This course can lead to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, L2 qualification in Childcare or to employment in the health and care sector.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Children & Early Years

Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education

Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3

Level 2 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

Full Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above, including English or a Level 1 Certificate in a related subject. You will also need to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to participate in work placements.

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English Language and Maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification. You will also need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to participate in work placements.

What you will learn This qualification is designed to help students build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a range of job roles working in Early Years.

What will you learn The course consists of days in college as well as practical training in work placements that link directly to the course work. You will study:

You will learn about:

l Supporting and keeping children safe including

l Child development from birth to 19 years

individual needs

l The developing child l What makes a safe, healthy and nurturing

l The role of the practitioner

l The importance of play on a child’s development

l Planning for play and learning in children’s education

l Promoting a healthy environment

environment for children

You will undertake 300 hours of work placement which will be arranged by the college. You will also continue to develop your maths and English skills throughout the programme. You will require a commitment to working with children from 0 to 8 years and adults in a team and good communication skills as being able to talk to children and other adults is important. What you can do next This qualification will allow you to work under supervision in an assistant role in childcare settings. You could also progress onto the Level 3 Diploma.

l Nutrition and healthy food for children l Working with children with special needs

What you can do next Successful completion qualifies you to work in nurseries, creches, pre-schools, schools, hospitals, sure start and family centres, health visiting, childminding and nannying as a L3 childcare practitioner. It provides routes into social services and the police force. You could also progress to the Foundation Degree in Early Years.

We love having your students here on work placement. They always have so many questions, which we are happy to answer. It gives us an opportunity to give them a taster of what to expect when they start work. We enjoy supporting them to develop and gain the required knowledge and skills needed to work in childcare. Emma Watts Manager Busy Bees Nursery, Welwyn Garden City

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Early Years Practitioner Level 4 Part Time

Foundation Degree in Early Years Level 4

Up to 2 Years

St Albans Campus and Employer’s Workplace What you need Students must be at least 18 years of age and as it is a work based qualification you must be employed in an early years setting at level 3. You can usually complete the qualification within one year. It has been designed to provide professional development opportunities for early years’ workers who hold a level 3 early years or childcare qualification and have experience of working at this level. What will you learn This course will challenge you in your daily practice and theoretical understanding, prepare you for leadership, management, SENCo or PANCo responsibilities. There will be workshops introducing you to the qualification and on the content and assessment requirements of each unit. No assessment in the workplace is required, but the evidence you provide will be based partly on your evaluation of practice. There are 5 mandatory units comprising:

Part Time

Level 5 2 Years (3 semesters per year)

Children & Early Years

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Welwyn Garden City What you need A relevant Level 3 qualification in Childcare, plus GCSE Maths and English Language at Grade 4 or Grade C or above. You will also need a satisfactory reference, at least 2 years’ experience working with children and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check. A paid or voluntary job in an Early Years setting is required. What you will learn This Foundation Degree is a well-recognised and valued qualification withion the Early Years sector. You will build on your current experience in working with children and will study a range of modules relevant to the sector.

For full programme information please see our Higher Education Guide or visit www.www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

l EYAP 1 Enabling children to learn l EYAP 2 Promoting health and wellbeing through

physical activity and nutrition coordination (PANCo) in the early years l EYAP 3 Working with others to support children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disability l EYAP 4 Working with families and other professionals in early years settings l EYAP 5 Implementing change in an early years setting incorporating a small scale research project What you can do next On completion of this qualification you will be equipped as an Advanced Early Years Practitioner and could progress to a level 5 managerial course or Foundation degree.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Computing & Technology Are you thinking about a career in Information Technology or would like to gain an understanding of the role computers play within business? If so, why not start with one of our courses?

Data Analyst

Games Developer

Computer Programmer

Technical Support

Web Developer

Systems Developer

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Software Tester


Your Future Opportunities Level 1

Progress into employment

BTEC Diploma for IT Users

Computing & Technology

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Level 2 BTEC Diploma for IT Practitioners

Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Information Technology UAL BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Games Design

We also offer apprenticeships in a variety of IT roles including

Cyber Security.

Full Time Course

To find out more go to page 220, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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93% of our students continued with their studies, progressed into Higher Education or moved into paid employment in 2017.

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Computing & Technology

BTEC Diploma for IT Users Level 1

Computing & Technology

Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need No qualifications required. What you will learn This course will give you a good general understanding of ICT and working in the IT industry. You will develop an understanding of how computers work as well as developing practical skills in: l Creating business documents l Databases and spreadsheets l Creating slideshows in Powerpoint

Start your digital life today Working in today’s challenging and fastpaced IT environment, and being able to adapt to the changing world, requires you to have a wide range of skills. If you are looking to embark on a career in IT then look no further. Oaklands provides an excellent range of specialist computing facilities including technical workshops and our cyber hub, and success rates on all our courses are above national benchmarks. Our teaching staff are experts in Microsoft software, as well as networking, programming and hardware installation. Most have come from the ICT and business industry and have a wealth of experience to share with you. They are supportive and motivational tutors who will do their best to make your time at Oaklands enjoyable, interesting and an excellent learning experience. They will also support you in finding employment or a university place.

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l Using images l Creating web pages

What you can do next Successful completion of this course will enable you to further develop your IT skills by progressing to a Level 2 IT course or you might choose to take a Level 2 course in another area of study which interests you.

BTEC L2 Diploma for IT Practitioners Level 2 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above including Maths and English or a Level 1 qualification. What you will learn The distinction between IT user and IT practitioner job roles is becoming less distinct and this qualification is designed to bridge these competences and provide a flexible structure for students. It will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment in the IT or related industry by studying a wide range of subjects including: l Computer Hardware

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l Web Design

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Software Networking

l Database systems

What you can do next Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Information Technology or other college course. This course can also lead to midlevel ICT employment.

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BTEC 90 Credit /Extended Diploma in Information Technology Level 3

UAL L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Games Design Level 3

Full Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English and Maths or a relevant Level 2 qualiďŹ cation. What you will learn This specialist IT course provides content and structures that help you to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work as a professional in the IT sector. Typical units include: l Database skills l System analysis and design l Communication technologies

Full Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above normally including English and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification, ideally in a relevant subject. You will also need to attend an interview and will need to present a piece of work relating to games and/or animation and an example of written work. What you will learn You will develop knowledge of the computer games industry, the processes, the variety of roles within the industry and a broad range of skills including animation, games development, audio and game theory.

l Human Computer Interface

Other skills that you will develop include:

l Client side customisation of web pages

l Communication and presentation skills

What you can do next Successful completion will allow you to progress onto further study at Degree level. Some of our students go on to study, IT and Business, Robotics, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Software Systems for Art and Media Degree courses at universities around the country. This course can also lead to ICT employment.

Computing & Technology

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

l English and Maths l Employability skills l Skills in critical analysis and evaluation

What you can do next You may wish to take your studies to the next level with degree level studies in Media Studies, Computer Animation, Media Production or a related field. Alternatively, with a suitable portfolio of work, you could gain a junior level position in a games design or animation agency.

Did you know? BTEC qualifications are now accepted by many universities including members of the elite Russell Groups.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

There is always a need for skilled carpenters, builders, plumbers and other tradespeople. Our construction courses are aimed at giving you the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in the construction industry.

Bricklayer

Electrical Test Engineer

Maintenance Engineer

Joiner

Domestic Installer

Cabinet Maker Roofer Plumber

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Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20 Construction Trades

Your Future Opportunities Level 1 L1 Certificate in Construction Skills

C&G L1 Diploma - Brickwork C&G L1 Diploma - Carpentry and Joinery

Progress into employment

L1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

We also offer apprenticeships in

Trowel Occupations, Wood Occupations and Plumbing.

L1 Diploma in Electrical Installation (7202)

Level 2 C&G L2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations

To find out more go to page 220, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships

C&G 6035 L2 Diploma in Basic Plumbing Skills C&G 2365 L2 Diploma in Electrical Installations

C&G L2 Diploma - Brickwork C&G L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry C&G L2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

Level 3 C&G L3 Diploma in Site Carpentry C&G 6035 L3 Diploma in Plumbing Skills C&G 2365 L3 Diploma in Electrical Installations

Level 3 L3 Certificate 18th Edition Electrical Regulations Award in Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations

Level 3 L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Construction

Full Time Course

Part Time Course

Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations

Full Time & Part Time Course Options

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Construction Trades

Building futures Our courses are designed to help you get into and progress in the industry, whilst giving you an industry recognised construction qualification. We work closely with the industry to structure our courses to suit your needs and the ever-changing environment. You will be taught by highly experienced tutors in our dedicated construction facilities at the St Albans Campus, which include bespoke training bays and industry standard workshops. As well as the work you do in college, you will also be able to put what you learn into practice. Our students have put their skills into practice by supporting local community construction projects including: l Installing a new toilet suite for staff at Sir John Lawes School l Building a brick wall in the playground at Redbourn Junior School l Constructing shoe racks for 200 children at Sauncey Wood Primary School l Refurbishing the library at Park Street School l Constructing a concrete & wooden shelter for Highfield Trust at their allotments l Replaced timber balustrades to four portable classrooms at Stanborough School l Redecorating St Albans Scout Hut

Construction Trades

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L1 Certificate in Construction Skills Level 1

City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations Level 2

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No qualifications required.

What you need GCSE Grade 3 or above in Maths and English.

What you will learn This full-time qualification provides the ideal introduction to the construction industry and covers essential skills in the construction trades.

What you will learn The Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations covers small-scale building repairs including:

You will learn:

l Paving

l Drainage

l Basic brickwork

l Brickwork

l Basic carpentry & joinery

l Roofing

l Painting and decorating

l Building repairs (drainage, paving, brickwork)

l Plumbing

l Painting and decorating repairs

l Plastering and rendering

l Plastering repairs

What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to further study on a L1 Diploma in a range of construction trades, or to employment as a general labourer or handyperson in the construction industry and further training leading to an apprenticeship or the L2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations.

Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

l Plumbing repairs l Carpentry repairs

What you can do next Successful completion of this course may allow progression onto an apprenticeship in Maintenance Operations. Alternatively, you could seek employment within the construction industry at trainee level or specialise in one of the trade areas.

If you are already working in the industry and are looking to gain recognised qualifications, we offer the option for you to study courses on day-release, block-release or evening programmes according to the trade.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

City & Guilds L1 Diploma – Brickwork

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma – Brickwork

Level 1 Full Time & Part Time Options

Level 2 1 Year

Full Time & Part Time Options

1 Year

St Albans Campus

St Albans Campus

Part Time course applicants must be 19+

Part Time course applicants must be 19+

What you need No qualifications required. What you will learn This course consists of assessed practical and theory modules associated with Brickwork and Health & Safety. You will learn how to: l Mix mortar

What you need GCSE Grade 3 in Maths and English or successful completion of a L1 Diploma in Brickwork. What you will learn This course consists of assessed practical and theory modules associated with brickwork and general construction. You will learn how to:

l Lay a variety of different materials l Setting out techniques using 3 different brick bonds l Sustainability and industry requirements for house

l Set out complex buildings l Use and position damp proof course / wall ties /

insulation / frame and lintels

building l Build a garden wall/ brick steps/ various parts of a house

l Build decorative brickwork features l Read and use architects drawings

What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to the L2 Diploma in Brickwork or L2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations. Successful completion could also lead onto an NVQ apprenticeship programme.

l Write risk assessments and method statements

What you can do next Successful completion can lead to the L3 Diploma in Brickwork or an NVQ apprenticeship programme.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

96% 96% of our Brickwork students went onto further studies, an apprenticeship or paid employment.

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Brickwork students were visited by the UK’s leading landscape product supplier, Marshalls for an exclusive insight into their products. The company shared some of their 120 years experience with our students, and how they manufacture their quality paving products and accessories, and support installers to deliver a professional service with their products.

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Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Did you know? We have a CSCS test centre at the St Albans Campus where all our students can undertake their Health and Safety exam to allow them to undertake work on Construction Sites and ensure they are work ready for when they leave.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

City & Guilds L1 Diploma Carpentry and Joinery

City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Level 1

Level 2

Full Time & Part Time Options

1 Year

Full Time & Part Time Options

1 Year

St Albans Campus

St Albans Campus

Part Time course applicants must be 19+

Part Time course applicants must be 19+

What you need No qualifications required.

What you need A relevant Level 1 qualification or trade experience.

What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Carpentry and Joinery.

What you will learn This course allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site Carpentry.

l Safe working practices l Maintainence and use of handtools

You will learn how to:

l Basic woodworking joints

l Hang doors in a frame

l Building methods and technology

l Manufacture and fit a lock in a door

l Prepare and use portable power tools

l Construct wall partitions

l Information

l Fit kitchen units

l Quantities

l Fit stairs

l Communication with others

l Use circular saw

What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery or to employment as a trainee Carpenter in the construction industry and further training leading to an NVQ.

What you can do next Further qualiďŹ cations in Site Carpentry at L3 or employment as a trainee Site Carpenter/ Bench Joiner with further training leading to an NVQ. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to the Extended Diploma in Construction.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Site Carpentry Level 3

Level 2 Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus and Employer’s Workplace

Full Time & Part Time Options

1 Year

Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

St Albans Campus Part Time course applicants must be 19+

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or a relevant Level 1 qualification. What you will learn This course allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bench Joinery.

What you need L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or Grade C or L2 Functional Skills. What you will learn This course helps you develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for site carpentry.

You will learn how to:

The course includes the following units:

l Construct wooden stuctures such as stairs and

l Health, safety and welfare

cabinets l Produce technical drawings to enable you to manufacture the product l Set-up and use electrical carpentry tools such as a router and circular saw What you can do next Further qualiďŹ cations in Bench Joinery at L3 or employment as a trainee Bench Joiner with further training leading to an NVQ. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to the Extended Diploma in Construction.

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l Floors l Hipped roofing l 1st and 2nd fixing l Doors and mouldings l Wood machining l Principles of organising, planning and pricing

construction work

What you can do next This course can lead to employment as a Site Carpenter with further training leading to an NVQ. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to the Extended Diploma in Construction.

99% of our Carpentry and Joinery students went onto further studies, an apprenticeship or paid employment in 2017.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

City & Guilds 6035 L2 Diploma in Basic Plumbing Studies

L1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Level 2

Level 1 Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Full Time & Part Time Options

1 Year

St Albans Campus What you need No qualifications required.

Part Time course applicants must be 19+

What you will learn This qualification is for students wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing. You will undertake a range of basic tasks and learn the underpinning knowledge involved in plumbing. These include: l Structure of the construction industry

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above including Maths and English or a Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing. What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Plumbing. Units include:

l Fundamental safe working practices

l Health and safety in building services engineering

l Environmental and sustainability measures in

l Electrical principles and processes for building

services engineering

domestic dwellings l Site preparation for working in the construction industry l Above ground drainage l Copper pipework l Plastic pressure pipework l Low carbon steel pipework l Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems l Plumbing principles and science

l Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and

commercial plumbing

l Common plumbing processes l Cold water systems l Domestic hot water systems l Sanitation l Central heating systems l Drainage systems.

What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead onto the C&G L2 Diploma in Basic Plumbing Studies or employment as a trainee plumber and further training leading to an NVQ.

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What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto the C&G L3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies or employment as a Plumber and further training leading to an NVQ.

94% of our Plumbing students continued into further studies, an apprenticeship or paid employment in 2017.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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City & Guilds 6035 L3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies Level 3 Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need A GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or Grade C or above plus a Level 2 qualification in Plumbing. What you will learn During the course you will study a range of units developing your knowledge and skills through practical and theory sessions. Units include: l Health and safety in building services engineering l Understand the fundamental principles and

requirements of environmental technology systems

l Plumbing system installation planning l Complex cold water systems l Domestic hot water l Sanitation and drainage systems l Central heating systems l Domestic gas principles

What you can do next You could progress to employment in the plumbing and heating industry or ACS Gas Training & Assessment. You could also progress onto Higher Education.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

Experienced Worker Assessment Route (EWAR)

L1 Diploma in Electrical Installation (7202) Level 1 Full Time

The Experienced Worker Assessment Route (EWAR) is designed to provide a quick and simple means of checking if you have the skills and capabilities to work in a trade. Tradespeople who have got at least 3-5 years relevant trade experience can undertake the Experienced Worker Assessment Route.

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No qualifications required. What you will learn This qualification is for students wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in electrical installation. The qualification covers a range of topics such as: l Structure of the construction industry l Fundamental safe working practices l Environmental and sustainability measures in

domestic dwellings

l Site preparation for working in the construction

industry

We offer EWAR fast track assessment in the following:

l Electrical installation wiring and terminations

l Brick NVQ L2

l Electrical science and technology

l Plumbing NVQ L2

What you can do next Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the C&G Level 2 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology and potential employment as a trainee electrician. It is also possible to progress onto a L2 Diploma in Building Services Engineering.

l Carpentry NVQ L2 and NVQ L3

l Fabrication techniques for electrical installation

I travel by Uno bus and sometime by train from Luton. All the tutors are lovely and help as much as possible. Muaz Ali L2 Electrical Installation

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City & Guilds 2365 L2 Diploma in Electrical Installations Level 2

City & Guilds 2365 (03) L3 Diploma in Electrical Installations Level 3

Full Time & Part Time Options

1 Year

Full Time & Part Time Options

1 Year

St Albans Campus

St Albans Campus

Part Time course applicants must be 19+

Part Time course applicants must be 19+

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D including Maths and English or a relevant Level 1 qualification plus progressing exam if progressing from Level 1.

What you need A relevant Level 2 qualification including successful progressing exam plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or at Grade C or above..

What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Electrical Installation. Units include:

What you will learn This electrical course is intended for those that want to gain practical electrical skills and knowledge in order to gain entry into the electrical industry as an electrician. It is also suitable for those wanting to update their electrical knowledge and skills for progression within the industry. Units include:

l Health and safety in building services engineering l Principles of electrical science l Electrical installations technology l Installation of wiring systems and enclosures l Understanding how to communicate with others within

building services engineering

What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto the C&G Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology and potential employment as a trainee electrician. It is also possible to progress onto a Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering.

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Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

l Health and safety in building services engineering l Understand the fundamental principles and

requirements of environmental technology Systems

l Principles of electrical science l Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification l Electrical installations: inspection, testing and

commissioning

l Electrical systems design

What you can do next You could progress into employment in the Electrical Industry or go onto further training to work independently as an electrician.

97% of our Electrical Installation students went on to further study, moved into an apprenticeship or paid employment in 2017.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations

L3 Certificate 18th Edition Electrical Regulations Level 3 Part Time

Level 3 3 Days

St Albans Campus

What you need You will be an experienced electrician with knowledge of electrical installation and electrical science. It is ideal for anyone working in the electrical industry that needs to prove they are up to date with the latest IEE wiring regulations. The qualification is a requirement prior to becoming registered as a domestic electrician. What you will learn You will cover the following units:

Part Time

3 Days

St Albans Campus

What you need The course is suitable for qualified electricians with C&G 2360/2330 at Level 3 employed in the electrical industry. Ideally applicants will already be undertaking basic installation testing in the workplace and will have completed the C&G 2392 Fundamental Inspection and Testing Course and 17th or 18th Edition Wiring regulations and the periodic inspection testing and certification of electrical installations. What you will learn This course is designed to enable you to understand principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations with statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements. You will gain the knowledge needed to underpin the application of skills for the periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting of electrical installations.

Part 1 – Scope, object and fundamental principles Part 2 – Definitions Part 3 – Assessment of general characteristics Part 4 – Protection for safety Part 5 – Selection and erection of equipment Part 6 – Inspection and testing Part 7 – Special installations or locations Part 8 – Appendices It includes the latest amendments such as Electromagnetic Disturbance, Surge Protection, Medical locations, Operating and Maintenance Gangways. Certification is achieved by passing a two hour multiple choice exam.

The C&G 2394 and 2395 courses in Testing and Inspection are run as a joint course. Either course can be taken on an individual basis.

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Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations Level 3 Part Time

3 Days

St Albans Campus

Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need This course is suitable for qualified electricians with C&G 2360/2330 at Level 3, employed in the electrical industry. Ideally applicants will already be undertaking basic installation testing in the workplace and will have completed the C&G 2392 Fundamental Inspection and Testing Course and 17th or 18th Edition Wiring regulations. What you will learn This course gives you an understanding of the theory and practice involved with the initial verification and commissioning, and periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting, of both single and three phase electrical installations. You will develop and/or enhance your knowledge and skills in the inspection and testing of single and three phase low voltage electrical installations.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction & Civil Engineering Construction Management is the planning and control of a building project from start to finish. It is all about meeting the needs of the client and making sure the project reaches completion on time and on budget. Civil Engineers design and manage construction projects, from bridges and buildings to transport links and sports stadiums.

Project Manager

Building Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor

Estimator Site Manager

Building Services Engineer

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Your Future Opportunities Level 3 BTEC L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering/Construction and the Built Environment

Progress into employment

Construction & Civil Engineering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

We also offer apprenticeships in

Construction Management and Civil Engineering. To find out more go to page 220, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

Level 4 HNC Construction and the Built Environment HNC Civil Engineering Full Time Course

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Progress into employment or University

Part Time Course

99% of our students continued with their studies including degree level studies, moved onto an apprenticeship or into paid employment in 2017.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction & Civil Engineering

Construction & Civil Engineering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Building your future There are many opportunities in the construction industry and our courses in Construction Management and the Built Environment and Civil Engineering are specifically designed to get you straight into a job. We work closely with local employers to ensure that what we teach you meets the current demands of the industry. Our highly trained and experienced tutors will teach you the skills needed to work in a range of technical, professional and managerial roles in the industry, including design, surveying, tendering and measuring.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction & Civil Engineering

BTEC L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Full Time

Diploma in Civil Engineering/ Construction and the Built Environment Level 3

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English, Maths and Science or successful completion of a BTEC Level 2 Diploma or a related vocational area. What you will learn Units undertaken over the two years include:

Part Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including Math , English and Science or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma or a related vocational subject. This course is designed for candidates that are already employed in the Construction or Civil Engineering industry What you will learn You will cover a range of the following subjects:

Year 1 l Sustainable Construction l Science and Materials l Building Technology l Graphical Detailing l Computer Aided Drafting l Maths l Health & Safety l Construction Design Technology

l Health l Safety and Welfare l Sustainable Construction l Construction Technology and Design l Science and Materials in Construction l Mathematics in Construction l Construction in Civil Engineering l Graphical Detailing

Year 2 l Project Management l Surveying l Structural Mechanics l Building Regulations and Control l Planning Procedures l Tendering and Estimating

l Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering l Public Health Engineering l Setting Out Processes l Structural Mechanics

What you can do next Successful completion of the Extended Diploma can lead to progression on to an HNC in Construction, Civil Engineering or other related Higher Education course or alternatively into employment within the construction and property industry.

What you can do next Successful completion could lead to progession onto an HNC in Construction or in Civil Engineering or other related Higher Education course. It will also allow you to apply for membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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HNC Construction and the Built Environment Level 4

HNC Civil Engineering Level 4

Part Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

Part Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need 48 UCAS points or A Levels in STEM subjects or a BTEC L3 in Construction/Civil Engineering plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade 5 or at Grade B or above. Candidates must be employed in the construction industry.

What you need 48 UCAS points or more including one full GCE A Level or a BTEC L3 in Construction plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 6 or at Grade B or above. You must be employed in the construction industry.

What you will learn This part-time course is designed to help you build on your current employment with highly relevant, specialised studies that will prepare you for a range of careers in civil engineering or construction.

What you will learn This part-time course is designed to help you build on your current employment with highly relevant, specialised studies that will prepare you for a range of careers in civil engineering or construction.

You will study a range of modules covering practical construction skills together with the underlying theoretical and scientific concepts. These include:

You will study the course over two years covering a range of modules covering practical civil engineering skills and underlying theoretical and scientific concepts. These include:

l Individual Project l Construction Technology l Science and Materials l Construction Practice and Management l Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction l Construction Information l Surveying

Construction & Civil Engineering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

l Individual Project l Construction Technology l Science and Materials l Construction Practice and Management l Principles of Structural Design l Construction Information

l Measuring & Setting out

l Mathematics for Construction

What you can do next This course will help you progress in your career within the construction industry. You could also choose to continue your studies at a higher level, including progression onto the part-time BSc in Construction Management with University Campus St Albans (UCSA).

What you can do next This course will help you progress in your career within the construction industry. You could also choose to continue your studies at a higher level, including progression onto the part-time BSc in Construction Management with University Campus St Albans (UCSA).

For further programme information please see our Higher Education Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

For further programme information please see our Higher Education Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

Proud to be working with:

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Engineering With 1.8 million new engineers needed by 2025, there’s no better time to study engineering. And our Engineering Department at the Welwyn Garden City Campus is the ideal place for you to prepare for your new career.

Field Service Technician

CAD Designer

Robotics Engineer

Quality Control Engineer 3D Printing Engineer

Toolmaker

Avionics Engineer

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Engineering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Level 2 L2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations

Progress into employment We also offer apprenticeships in

Engineering.

Level 3 Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Engineering

To find out more go to page 220, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Level 4 Extended Degree in Engineering and Technology

University

HNC in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Level 5 HND in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering Full Time Course

Progress into employment or university

Part Time Course

In 2017 100% of our Engineering students went % on to further study, into paid employment or onto an apprenticeship programme.

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Engineering

Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations

Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Engineering

Level 2

Level 3

Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above including Maths and English. What you will learn This programme equips you with the basic skills and knowledge to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes at semi-skilled or operator level. You will also develop applied maths skills and traditional academic skills such as researching, referencing and report writing to support your next steps. Mandatory units include;

Full Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English, Maths and Science or successful completion of a Level 2 qualification in Engineering. What you will learn This course is designed to develop technicians with the knowledge and skills for employment within the industry or progression into university. Subjects covered over the two years include: l Health & Safety l Maths l Mechanical principles

l Complying with Statutory Regulations

and Organisational Safety Requirements l Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation l Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering l Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques l Producing Mechanical Drawings Using a CAD System l Assembling and Testing Electronic Circuits

l Electrical and electronic principles l Computer Aided Drafting l Setting and proving secondary processing machines l Engineering drawing l Properties and application of engineering materials l Principles and applications of electronic devices

and circuits

l Engineering design l Electro pneumatics and hydraulic system and devices

What you can do next You could progress onto an Apprenticeship in Engineering or a Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Engineering.

l Electrical technology l Electronic measurement l Testing and fault finding

I really enjoy the practical parts of the course. The tutors are friendly and the facilities are very good.

What you can do next On completion of the two year Extended Diploma you could progress onto either a Higher National Certificate, a degree course or into employment.

Alex Hunt L2 Engineering

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Engineering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Our engineering workshop has all the facilities you need to develop your skills in Fitting, Milling, Turning and Welding.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Engineering

HNC in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Extended Degree in Engineering and Technology Level 4

Level 4

Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need 48 UCAS points including one A Level or a BTEC Extended Diploma/Certificate (or equivalent) plus 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or at Grade C or above including Maths, English and Science or University of Hertfordshire accepted L2 equivalent. Please note that UCAS points cannot be made up of AS levels only. What you will learn You will spend three days a week at college plus one day a week at the University of Hertfordshire. The course covers the following areas:

Part Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need L3 Diploma or above in Engineering or with two GCE A Levels in Maths and Physics or equivalent plus four GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at Grade 4 or at Grade C or above. What you will learn This part time course is a nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with highly relevant, specialised studies that will prepare you for a range of technical, professional and management careers in engineering. You will study the following modules:

l Digital and Sortware Applications in Engineering

l Engineering Design

l Engineering Science

l Engineering Maths

l Engineering Studies and Skills

l Engineering Science

l Mathematics

l Managing a Professional Engineering Project

l Electrical Science and Digital Technology

l Engineering Management

l Mechanical Science

l Quality and Process Improvement

l Group Engineering Project

What you can do next Success in this course leads to a BEng course in one of the following areas Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Technology, Medical Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management, Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It could also lead to a BSc in Digital Technology. How to Apply Applications should be made via UCAS to the University of Hertfordshire.

l Instrumentation and Control Systems l Research Project l Professional Engineering Management l Further Mathematics l Industrial Systems l Virtual Engineering l Sustainability

What you can do next You could directly enrol on to an Engineering Degree depending upon your grades and units taken.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

Proud to be working with:

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Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20 Engineering

HND in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 5 Part Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need The HND in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering is designed for students that have achieved an HNC in Engineering. Depending on credits obtained, students will be required to study the HND over 1 or 2 years part time. What you will learn Depending on your chosen pathway, you will develop an understanding in some of the following units: l Electrical and Electronic Principles l Mechanical Principles l Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines l Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) l Industrial Power l Electronics and Storage l Advanced Mechanical Principles

What you can do next You could directly enrol on to an Engineering Degree depending upon your grades and units taken.

Jamie has recently completed her HND in Mechanical Engineering having progressed from an HNC. In 2017 Jamie won an award in the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. She currently works at MBDA in Stevenage. Jamie D’Ath HND Mechanical Engineering

Did you know? We also offer short courses in MIG, TID and ARC welding. For further information call us on 01727 737000

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English as a second or foreign language Hello

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Learn to speak English at Oaklands and develop your language skills for the future. Our English Language courses are for people whose first language is not English and who wish to develop their language skills for everyday life, for work or in order to progress into education or further study.

We offer a range of full-time and part-time English Language courses. We also offer a three week General English Summer Course. To apply for a course at Oaklands College you must complete an application form and an English test, so that we know you have a suitable level of English for your courses. If you are applying for an academic course, we must also see the highest qualification you have from your own country, translated into English.

English as a Second or Foreign Language

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Visa requirements for language study are available on the UKBA website

www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk For further information on visas and courses for international students please contact: Tel: +44 (0)1727 737000 Email: info@oaklands.ac.uk

Did you know?

Contact Centre, Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0JA UK

English is currently spoken by 1.75 billion people worldwide.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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English as a Second or Foreign Language

English as a Foreign Language Learn to speak English with confidence in any situation. Our part-time EFL courses are aimed at international learners, au pairs and students who want to get a Cambridge Certificate. All our English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses are accredited by the British Council. You will benefit from fully qualified and experienced teachers and will have the opportunity to take the Cambridge Assessment English examinations and prepare for the IELTS examination, plus Business English. What you need

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 19+ If English not your first language, you are aged 19 or over and you live or work in the UK then we can help you to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and gain a Trinity College London Skills for Life qualification. We offer part time courses from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2. Depending on your assessment you can study for an Award in Employability Skills and a Certificate in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.

All students will take an entry test to decide on the most appropriate language course to meet your needs. You may be able to take examinations in: Cambridge Assessment English qualifications, eg. KET, PET, FCE, CAE, BEC IELTS – key to university entrance Students will need to take the IELTS exam at a validated centre.

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English Language for 16-18 year old International Students

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 16-18 year old UK Residents

What you need This course is for 16-18 year old international students who have an Intermediate level of English and are studying English to go to Further Education in Great Britain. You will study for a minimum of 15 hours per week with the 16-18 year old students on the full time ESOL programme and with the part-time EFL programme. You will improve your English in a variety of subjects and be able to gain qualifications in:

What you need This course is for 16-18 year old students from beginners to Level 1 who are living in the UK and wish to improve their English before progressing to vocational or academic programmes. You will study for a minimum of 15 hours per week and will be able to gain qualifications in:

l English Language: Skills for Life, KET, PET

l Numeracy: Functional Skills Maths

plus numeracy and ICT.

What you can do next Students may be able to progress onto academic or vocational programmes if appropriate.

English as a Second or Foreign Language

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

l English Language: Skills for Life Speaking &

Listening, Reading and Writing

l ICT: Functional Skills ICT l Personal Development: Award in Employability Skills

What you can do next Students may be able to progress onto academic or vocational programmes if appropriate.

For further information regarding any of our English as a Second or Foreign Language courses, please contact us on:

Tel: 01727 737000 Email: info@oaklands.ac.uk Website: www.oaklands.ac.uk For information on UKBA Citizenship please visit the UKBA website www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Equine Studies Challenge yourself at Oaklands: one of the best equestrian departments in the county and the only college in Hertfordshire to offer Equine Studies. We run courses for all levels from novice to competitive riders follow us on @oaklandscollegeequestrian

Horse Trainer

Exercise Rider

Event Groom Yard Manager Stud Hand

Riding Instructor

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Your Future Opportunities Progress into employment

Entry Level 3

Equine Studies

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Certificate in Skills for Working Life – Equine

Level 1 C&G Certificate in Landbased Studies – Equine

Level 2 C&G L2 Diploma in Horse Care

Level 3

Level 1

C&G L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Animal Management Full Time Course

Preparation for BHS Stage 1 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding

Level 2

Part Time Course

Progress into employment

Preparation for BHS Stage 2 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding

Level 3 University

Preparation for BHS Stage 3 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding

Level 2 Preparation for BHS Stage 2 Teach

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94% of our students continued with their studies or progressed into employment in 2017.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Equine Studies

Certificate in Skills for Working Life – Equine Level E Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No entry qualifications.

Take the right lead The Equestrian Department prides itself on producing quality students who are highly trained, motivated and are able to progress directly into employment. Our Centre regularly holds unaffiliated and affiliated Show Jumping, Dressage and Riding Club competitions which our students are encouraged to take part in. We have excellent onsite facilities which include:

What you will learn The Certificate in Skills for Working Life will provide formal skill recognition, including preparation for work. You will learn about basic horse care and management and carry out physical activities including: l grooming l putting on rugs l tacking up a variety of horses l basic handling and leading l mucking out

In addition to the Equine units you will also develop and improve your personal and employability skills by studying additional Life Skill Units including: l Work Safely l Healthy Living l Introduction to ICT l Working as part of a team

What you can do next You could progress into suitable employment or onto a Level 1 qualification.

l Modern stabling for up to 30 horses l A solarium and horse walker l A range of horses available

for students

l Indoor and outdoor areas l Extensive paddocks, grazing areas

and a four mile hacking track

l A wide selection of show jumps

and cross-country fences

More details about our facilities, staff and horses can be found at: www.oaklands.ac.uk/equestriancentre

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My time at Oaklands was the best two years of my life and is the only reason I got where I am today. I started my 8 week placement with Hughes Dressage, moving on to a part-time job while still at College. Shortly after leaving College I got offered the job of Head Girl. Alana Smith Former student, now Yard Manager at Hughes Dressage

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City & Guilds Certificate in Land Based Studies – Equine Level 1 Full Time

C&G L2 Diploma in Horse Care Level 2

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No formal entry qualifications. This course is suitable if you have some experience with horses and wish to learn more about horse care.

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above including English or Maths, plus relevant experience in the equine industry.

What you will learn The course includes the following units:

What you will learn The L2 Diploma includes the following units:

l Safe and effective working practices

l Routine stables duties

l Assist with the handling and restraint of horses

l Horse handling

l Assist with the exercise of horses

l Caring for competition horses

l Maintain the health of horses

l Riding horses

What you can do next On successful completion of this course you may progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care, work towards an Apprenticeship, a part time course (BHS Stage 1), or move into employment.

Equine Studies

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

l Horse biology

Other areas of study include English and Maths at the appropriate level for you and British Horse Society Qualifications such as the BHS Preparation for Stage 1 and Stage 2 examinations. What you can do next The aim of the course is to produce competent professionals who can work on a yard or within a commercial equine business. You could also progress onto the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Animal Management.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

Did you know... We also run a Riding School every Saturday with a range of private and group lessons available throughout the day? Check out www.oaklands.ac.uk/ridingschool for further information.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Equine Studies

Preparation for BHS Stage 1 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding

Preparation for BHS Stage 2 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding

STAGE 1 Part Time

STAGE 2 10-15 Weeks

St Albans Campus

10-15 Weeks

St Albans Campus

What you need You will need some basic horse handling experience and a keen interest in providing good care to horses. For the riding element you will be required to take an assessment on a pre-arranged date to ensure you are working towards the level required to pass the exam. In order to take the exam you will need to be a Gold member of the British Horse Society.

What you need You will need horse handling experience. For the riding element you will be required to take an assessment on a pre-arranged date to ensure you are working towards the level required to pass the exam. In order to take the exam you will need to be a Gold member of the British Horse Society and must have passed the BHS Stage 1 exam.

What you will learn Stage 1 is the first step on the professional ladder and shows you have the competencies to apply basic principles of horse care. You will learn the basic care of the horse to include:

What you will learn You will learn about the care of the horse to including:

l Grooming

l Grooming l Lunging l The skeletal and digestive system of the horse l Foot care

l Tacking up

l Grassland management

l Points of the horse

l Preparation for travelling

l Basic foot care

l Feeding and watering

l Manual handling

You will also work to improve your position and balance when riding.

l Mucking out and bedding types l Feeding and watering

You will also work to improve your position and balance when riding.

For BHS members wishing to take the exam there will be an exam scheduled for the end of the course.

For BHS members wishing to take the exam there will be an exam scheduled for the end of the course.

What you can do next The British Horse Society Stage 3 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding.

What you can do next The British Horse Society Stage 2 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding.

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Preparation for BHS Stage 2 Teach STAGE 2 Part Time

Preparation for BHS Stage 3 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding STAGE 2

27 Weeks

St Albans Campus

What you need You must be at least 18 years old and have completed Stages 1 and 2 to take this course. You must also be a Gold or Junior Gold member of The British Horse Society. What you will learn This qualification will provide you with the competencies to apply the basic principles of coaching, to improve the rider’s horsemanship skills, following a progressive plan. You will understand the health and safety procedures involved in organising a lesson or hack in the open or on the roads. You will be able to modify sessions to facilitate the ability of the rider in front of you. You will be able to evaluate your own performance and show ability to assess progress in your pupils in an unsupervised environment. For BHS members wishing to take the exam there will be an exam scheduled for the end of the course. What you can do next Successful completion will allow you to work in a commercial riding establishment or private yard or as a freelance coach.

Part Time

27 Weeks

Equine Studies

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

St Albans Campus

What you need You will need horse handling experience and a keen interest in providing good care to horses. For the riding element you will be required to take an assessment on a pre-arranged date to ensure you are working towards the level required to pass the exam. In order to take the exam you will need to be a Gold member of the British Horse Society and must have passed the BHS Stage 2 exam. What you will learn This qualification will allow you to hone the skills you will have practised in Stages 1 and 2 and will provide you with the competencies and ability to look after up to four horses in stables and at grass in an unsupervised environment, including: l Lunging l The muscular and circulatory system of the horse l Foot balance and shoeing l Grassland management l Feeding and watering

You will be able to begin to school horses and ride according to the horse’s needs. You will work to improve your position and balance when riding. For BHS members wishing to take the exam there will be an exam scheduled for the end of the course. What you can do next The British Horse Society Stage 4 Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding.

NB

The Preparation for BHS Stage 1, Stage 2 & Stage 3 courses may also also be studied without the riding modules.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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GCSEs

and adult functional skills Having a good level of English and Maths is essential to help you take on the world and reach your career goals. Most businesses expect their employees to have GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade 4 or above and it is essential for most Higher Education study and Advanced Apprenticeships. GCSE Science is also a requirement if you want to go into teaching. If you are aged 19 or over, you can study GCSE in Maths and English at either campus. GCSE Combined Science and Single Science is available at the Welwyn Garden City Campus only. GCSE English and Maths courses are FREE if you do not already hold a Grade 4 or above in these subjects.

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You... need me

How do I know if I am ready for GCSE? We will give you an online assessment and interview to decide which course is right for you. If you are not at GCSE level just yet, you can study Functional Skills in Maths and English at a level appropriate for you from Entry 3 right through to Level 2. Functional Skills are nationally recognised qualifications and can be a stepping stone to GCSEs.

GCSEs and Adult Functional Skills

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Who’ll be teaching me? You will be taught by our highly qualified staff who are experts in their areas and will support you in reaching your goals.

Where can I study You can study at either our St Albans or Welwyn Garden City campus. We offer sessions during the day and in the evening so your studies can fit around your work, family or other commitments.

We realise the importance of Maths and English in daily life. Almost every job requires the ability to read, write and use numbers confidently.

l GCSE Maths and English are available at St Albans and Welwyn Garden City during the day and evening. l GCSE Science is offered at Welwyn Garden City Campus in the evening. Attendance on Combined Science is two evenings per week and GCSE Single Science (Biology) one evening per week. l Functional Skills Maths and English are available at St Albans and Welwyn Garden City during the evening. l All courses run for 30 weeks.

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Please note that to study GCSEs on their own at Oaklands College you must be aged 19 or over. If you are aged 16-18 you must be on a full time course to study GCSEs with us.

77% of employers say you need Maths and English The Education & Training Foundation 2015

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Hair & Beauty Study for a career in the Hair & Beauty industry at our Welwyn Garden City Campus. Learn all the latest techniques and trends, gain hands-on experience and unleash your creativity.

Colour Specialist

Hairdresser

Make-up Artist

Holistic Therapist Beauty Salon Receptionist

Beauty Therapist

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Hair & Beauty

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Level 1 Foundation Diploma in Hair We also offer apprenticeships in Foundation Diploma in Beauty

Hairdressing.

To find out more go to page 220, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Level 2 L2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

L2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques L2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies L2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup

Level 3 L3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies L3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Makeup

Progress into employment

Level 4 L4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Full Time Course

96%

Part Time Course

96% of our Hair and Beauty students went on to further studies or into paid employment in 2017.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Hair & Beauty

Hair & Beauty Studying Hair or Beauty at Oaklands College gives you all the skills and practical experience needed to succeed in this rewarding sector. Oasis is our client facing, professional salon where you will gain experience working with clients under the supervision of your tutors. Oasis is fully equipped to help you develop your skills in the latest techniques and trends. Our excellent links with local employers provide you with opportunities for relevant and valuable work experience and our highly trained tutors will help you succeed in your chosen field.

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Foundation Diploma in Hair Level 1 Full Time

L2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies Level 2

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need No formal qualifications required.

What you need A Level 1 hairdressing qualification.

What you will learn This vocationally related qualification includes all the required elements to develop your practical hair skills.

What you will learn This qualification will develop a complete repertoire of technical skills to prepare you for employment as a junior hairdresser/stylist practising in a realistic working environment.

Some of the subjects covered include: l Blowdrying and finishing hair l Basic curl winding techniques l Shampooing and treating hair l Basic plaiting and twisting hair l Colour using semi-permanent colour l Basic cutting techniques for women’s hair

You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of working in the hair industry, including: l Relevant hair products l Health and safety l Client and customer skills l Promoting and selling products and services l Promoting yourself

Hair & Beauty

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Elements include: l Health and safetly l Client consultations l Shampooing and conditioning hair l Cutting women’s hair l Colouring and lightening hair l Colouring and dressing hair

What you can do next Successful completion will prepare you for employment as a junior stylist. Alternatively you could develop your skills further on a specialist Level 3 course. Students who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with the Hairdressing Council.

l Preparing for a job interview l Designing retail display areas

What you can do next This qualification will prepare you for an apprenticeship in hairdressing or you could continue at college on one of our full time courses such as a L2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Hair & Beauty

L2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques

Foundation Diploma in Beauty Level 1

Level 2

Full Time

1 Year

Part Time

Welwyn Garden City and Employer’s Workplace

Welwyn Garden City

20 Weeks (2 days per week)

What you need No formal qualifications required. What you will learn This vocationally related qualification includes all the required elements to develop your practical beauty skills.

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English and Maths. A Level 1 beauty qualification would be advantageous.

l Face painting

What you will learn This is a fast track course starting in January. The course covers the main techniques used by Beauty Specialists. You will study a range of units including:

l Basic nail art

l Anatomy and Physiology

Topics covered typically include:

l Eyebrow shaping

l Health and Safety

l Basic skincare

l Facial Treatments

l Basic photographic make-up

l Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments

l Basic manicure and basic pedicure

l Waxing

You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of working in the beauty industry, covering:

l Manicure and Pedicure

l Relevant beauty products

What you can do next You could progress to a general Level 3 Beauty qualification or take a specialist course such as L3 Massage Therapy or Theatrical Hair and Makeup.

l Health and safety l Client and customer skills l Promoting and selling products and services

Units are subject to change.

l Promoting yourself and preparing for a job interview l Designing retail display areas

What you will learn This qualification will prepare you for an apprenticeship in beauty therapy or you could continue at college on a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Hair and Makeup Studies.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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L2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies Level 2 Full Time

L2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup Level 2

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above or a Level 1 beauty qualification.

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above or a Level 1 Beauty qualification.

What you will learn You will study a range units including:

What you will learn You will study a range of units including:

l Reception

l The art of photographic makeup

l Customer Service

l Health and Safety in the salon

l Anatomy and Physiology

l Create an image based on a theme within the hair and

l Health and Safety l Contribute to the effective running of business l Facial Treatments l Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments l Waxing l Manicure l Pedicure l Tanning

All units will have written assessments and will include practical assessments covering ranges set by VTCT.

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beauty sector

l The art of dressing hair l Shaping and colouring eyebrows l Body art design l Apply makeup

What you can do next Successful completion could allow you to progress to the L3 Diploma in Theatrical Hair and Make-up to enable you to work within the TV, film, photographic and theatre industry.

What you can do next After successful completion of the course you could progress onto a Level 3 Beauty Therapy, L3 Theatrical and Media Makeup, or L3 Massage Therapy.

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Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments

Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Level 3

Level 3

Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need A Level 2 beauty qualification. What you will learn This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist. You must achieve all mandatory units which include:

Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C and above or Level 2 Complementary Therapies or Beauty Therapy. Applicants without formal qualifications will be considered subject to interview.

l Swedish massage therapy

What you will learn This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for complementary therapies and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a complementary therapist and to work within health care (NHS). You must achieve all mandatory units which include:

l Body electrical treatment

l Business practice for complementary therapies

l Health and safety in the salon l Client care and consultation

l Facial electrical treatment

l Principles and practice of complementary therapies

l Electrical science

l Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for

l Mechanical massage

complementary therapies

l Anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems

What you can do next When you have achieved this qualification you are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a beauty therapist, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of roles, including: l commercial salons l destination/day spas l cruise liners l care homes

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to develop you knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in the following areas: l salon management l holistic therapies l advanced beauty therapy

l Provide body massage for complementary therapies l Provide aromatherapy for complementary therapies l Provide reflexology for complementary therapies l Healthy eating and wellbeing for complementary

therapy clients

What you can do next When you achieve this qualification you are eligible to become a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC), Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) was established by the Department of Health as the voluntary regulator within the Complementary Therapies sector. You could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include: l Commercial salons l Spas l Massage clinics l National Health Service (NHS) l Hospice or respite care

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up Level 3 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English or a Level 2 beauty qualification. It would be an advantage for you to have previous experience in art, media, ďŹ lm, theatre or photography. What you will learn This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for theatrical and media make-up and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a make-up artist in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. You must achieve all mandatory units which include:

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What you can do next When you achieve this qualification you are eligible to become a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a media make up therapist, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of roles including: l Professional make-up artistry settings working with

performers

l Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios l Beauty and/or hair salons l National Health Service l Product manufacturing and training

or continue your studies with a specialist L4 qualification.

l Cosmetic make-up science l Media make-up l Style and fit postiche l Photographic make-up l Anatomy and physiology

for make-up services

l Airbrush make-up l Cosmetic camouflage

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Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Level 4 Part Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need You must hold a Beauty Therapy qualification at Level 3. You will be working with clients weekly so confidence and good communication skills are vital. What you will learn This advanced qualification has been specifically designed for existing or aspiring salon managers and aesthetic skin therapists. Oasis at Oaklands is our commercial salon that provides students with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working in an operational Skin and Hair Clinic. You will undertake a variety of units including; l Physiology of ageing l Dermatology and microbiology l Chemistry of hair and beauty products l Laser and light treatments for hair removal l Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation l Salon management

You will also have the opportunity to increase your aesthetic knowledge by also completing insurable additional courses. (Some may include a small cost), These include: l Advance Skin Blemish Removal l Epiderma 1.5mm Derma Rolling l Epiderma5 40% Glycolic Skin Peel l Epiderma5 Mesotherapy l Cryotherapy

What you can do next Following successful completion of this course, students can enter employment in a variety of roles such as: l Aesthetic Therapist l Doctor/Nurse Assistant l ILP/Laser Technician l Hair Removal Therapist

Oasis is our client facing, professional salon where you will gain experience working with clients under the supervision of your tutors. Oasis is fully equipped to help you develop your skills in the latest techniques and trends. We also offer short courses for anyone just entering the beauty industry through to advanced courses for existing therapists who wish to develop and expand their skills. To find our more email oasis@oaklands.ac.uk or call us on 01727 737604

l Hair Loss Therapist l Clinic/Salon/Spa Manager l Trainer l Lecturer l Field Sales Rep l Product Researcher

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Health & Social Care Embark on one of the most rewarding career paths with one of our specialised courses in Health and Social Care.

Youth Worker Social Worker

Palliative Care Worker Residential Carer

Mental Health Nurse

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Your Future Opportunities Level 1 Certificate Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Progress into employment

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Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care We also offer apprenticeships in

the Health and Care sector To find out more go to page 220, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Full Time Course

Progress into employment University

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In 2017 99% of our Health & Social Care students continued with their studies or moved into employment.

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Health & Social Care

Do you have the desire to make a difference? A career in Care is one of the most rewarding, providing tremendous personal and career satisfaction. Health and Social Care providers are among the biggest UK employers and our courses will provide you with a range of skills and the knowledge needed to work in the Health and Social Care sector. Our dynamic team uses a large variety of teaching strategies to meet everyone’s needs. You will be encouraged to develop your skills and experience, and given all the support to help you progress and meet your career goals. You will have the opportunity to attend a number of Work Placements. This gives you the chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to work in your chosen field, or to try out different types of settings within the care sector. Attending Work Placements adds invaluable experience to your CV, something which employers regularly tell us makes a candidate really stand out from the crowd when they apply for a job.

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L1 Certificate Introduction to Health, Social Care & Children’s & Young People’s Settings Level 1 Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Health & Social Care

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need No formal entry requirement, but you will require a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. What you will learn You will study a variety of units including: l Equality and Diversity l How to communicate effectively within the workplace l How to support children and adults with daily living

activities

l How to promote Health and Safety and prevent

accidents

l The Importance of Healthy Eating l The development of children and young people through

play.

You will also develop skills that will support you to work well with others and to be part of a team as well as participate in activities that will develop awareness of the local community and how to be a positive role model in society. You will also take part in work experience in either Health and Social Care or Early Years to be able to put some of the skills you will be developing at college in to practice. What you can do next This course can lead to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, or Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education. Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Health & Social Care

L2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above, or a Level 1 qualification and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. What you will learn This course provides the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work within a care setting. You will study eight units in total including: l Communication Skills l Individual Rights l Individual Needs l Human Lifespan Development

You will gain vocational experience through a supervised work placement in a variety of Health and Social Care settings. What you can do next Successful completion of the course will provide a good grounding to progress onto the BTEC L3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, L3 Diploma in Childcare and Education or to employment in the Care or Early Years sector.

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L3 Subsidiary Diploma /Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 We really value having the Oaklands College Health & Social Care students here on work placement, they bring energy and enthusiasm to the day centre. The students experience care work in a real setting and all report the experience as positive and worthwhile. They are expected to take part in activities, assist staff to run groups and interact with our service users, all in a supervised and supportive climate. Our staff also get to understand courses available to students, the progression into the care sector and the chance to ‘meet’ and ‘train’ tomorrow’s staff. Russell Williams, Manager, Garden City Day Centre, WGC

Full Time

1 or 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

Health & Social Care

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. What you will learn Core units of study include: l Developing Effective Communication l Equality l Diversity and Rights l Health, Safety and Security l Development through the Life Stages l Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology l Personal and Professional Development l Sociological and Psychological Perspectives for Health

and Social Care

There will also be a range of specialist units to study. What you can do next Progression could lead into employment in a hospital, local clinic, primary care trust, residential home or day centre, where you might take professional body examinations or complete NVQs. Alternatively, you could continue onto a Higher Education programme in Nursing, Midwifery or Social Work. Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Horticulture & Landscaping Set in mature, landscaped gardens, Oaklands St Albans Campus is the perfect place for green fingered students to learn the skills they need to thrive in this flourishing industry.

Plant Breeder

Garden Designer

Landscape Contractor Garden Centre Manager

Nursery Grower

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Your Future Opportunities Entry Level 3 Skills for Working Life – Land and Plants

Progress into employment

Level 1

Horticulture & Landscaping

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

C&G Certificate in Landbased Studies – Horticulture

Level 2 C&G L2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills C&G L2 Diploma in Horticulture

Level 3 C&G L3 90 Credit Diploma in Horticulture We also offer apprenticeships in

Horticulture, Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Management.

Full Time Course

Progress to employment or degree-level studies

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In 2017 92% of our Horticulture students continued with their studies or moved directly into employment.

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Horticulture & Landscaping

Horticulture & Landscaping Horticulture courses are designed to give you the practical skills and knowledge you need for a future career in the horticultural and gardening industry. you will have access to excellent facilities, including a new glasshouse, polytunnels, plant nursey, walled garden and arboretum.

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Skills for Working Life – Land and Plants

City & Guilds Certificate in Landbased Studies – Horticulture

Level E Full Time

Level 1 1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No entry qualifications, other than a willingness to learn. What you will learn This qualification will provide formal skills recognition, including preparation for work in a variety of vocational areas.

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No entry qualifications other than an interest in horticulture, landscaping or gardening. Successful completion of the Entry Level Skills for Working Life - Land and Plants would be an advantage but not essential.

l Recognise parts of plants

What you will learn The course is designed to provide you with the basic underpinning knowledge in landscape construction, including the opportunity to gain the L1 Practical Horticultural Skills. Units include:

l Fill plant containers

l Safe and Effective Working

There will be three units on preparing for work, three units covering personal and social development plus five horticulture specific units including:

l Insert plant material l Control weeds in planted area l Edge up an amenity area

Other areas of study include Functional Skills in English, Maths or Information Technology. You will also be required to undertake a work placement. What you can do next Progression into suitable employment or onto a Level 1 qualification.

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l Personal Performance l Plant Propagation l Laying turf

You will also be required to undertake a work placement. What you can do next This course can lead onto a L2 Diploma in Horticulture.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Horticulture

Level 2 Full Time

Level 2 1 Year

St Albans Campus

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above or successful completion of Level 1 Certificate in Landbased Studies - Horticulture or some experience within the industry.

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above. Successful completion of the City & Guilds Certificate in Land Based Studies – Horticulture and relevant practical experience would be an advantage.

What you will learn The course is designed to develop practical skills and an understanding of horticulture practices to develop your career in various land based jobs.

What you will learn This course is aimed at providing you with knowledge of gardening and landscape practices. Units include:

The units covered are practically based and include:

l Plant Establishment

and Maintenance

l Maintaining borders

l Landbased Science

l Planting and propagation skills

l Plant Propagation

l Industry nursery skills

l Plant identification

l Laying turf

You will study English and Maths as part of your programme at the level appropriate for you. You will also undertake a work placement as part of the course.

l Health & Safety

and pruning techniques

l Vegetable growing

You will study English and Maths as part of your programme at the level appropriate for you. You will also undertake a work placement as part of the course. What you can do next This course can lead to the L2 or L3 Diploma in Horticulture.

What you can do next This course can lead you to employment as a skilled practical horticulturist, gardener, landscaper, garden centre operative or glass house operative or onto a C&G Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture.

Bursting At the Seams designed to the BBC Gardeners’ World Live brief “Every Space Counts”

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City & Guilds L3 90 Credit Diploma in Horticulture Level 3 Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including Maths, English and Science. This is also a good progression route for those students who have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture. What you will learn The course will cover a wide range of subjects including:

Over the past two years our Horticulture students have successfully exhibited at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.

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Our students are involved throughout the whole process, form initial sketches, to design then growing and nurturing the plants in the College’s glass house, poly- tunnels and plant nursery.

l Business management l Construction of hard

landscape features

l Garden design l Horticultural machinery operations l Horticultural science l Identification of trees and shrubs l Landscape maintenance l Ornamental plant production l Turf management

What you can do next Students can follow careers with garden centres, nurseries, golf courses, landscape companies and local councils in a wide range of jobs. Successful completion can also lead to progression into Higher Education.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Hospitality & Catering Are you looking to be the next Jamie Oliver or Heston Blumenthal? Oaklands can offer you a tempting range of courses to get you on the ladder to an exciting and challenging career in an industry that employs over 2 million people in the UK.

Chocolatier Nutritionist Sous Chef Baker

Pastry Chef

Product Development

Waiting Staff

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Your Future Opportunities Entry Level 3 Entry Level Certificate in Vocational Studies – Hospitality & Catering

Progress into employment We also offer apprenticeships in

Hospitality & Catering.

Hospitality & Catering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

To find out more go to page 220, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Level 1 L1 NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking

VRQ L1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery

Level 2 NVQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery VRQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Level 3 BTEC L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Business and Event Management VTCT L3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Progress into employment

Full Time Course

100%

100% of our Hospitality & Catering students progressed onto further studies or paid employment.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Hospitality & Catering

Hospitality & Catering

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Entry Level Certificate in Vocational Studies – Hospitality & Catering

Food for thought At Oaklands, we serve up a wide choice of tasty courses for the Hospitality and Catering industry. A full-time course of specialist vocational study could lead you into a career with exciting and challenging prospects, with opportunities at all levels in a dynamic and everchanging industry which currently employs over two million people. You will achieve your qualification by developing and practicing skills, knowledge and understanding within the fully functioning state-of-the-art kitchen and Stables Restaurant. Students work within the kitchens to prepare food and drink for sale to staff, students and members of the public. They are also involved in catering for functions within and outside the College.

Entry Level 3 Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Hospitality & Catering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need No entry qualifications. What you will learn This qualification will provide formal skills recognition, including preparation for work, within the food preparation and food service areas. It will provide a bridge for progression into general vocational and educational qualifications for students who do not have the confidence or sufficient practical skills to directly access the Level 1 course. Skills you will learn include: l Customer service l Basic food preparation and cooking l The correct use of kitchen tools and equipment l Food safety

You will also take part in team building activities such as a visit to Mill Green Mill to learn bread making. What you can do next Upon completion of this course you can progress onto a Level 1 NVQ in Food Preparation and Cooking.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Hospitality & Catering

L1 NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking Level 1 Full Time

VRQ L1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No entry qualifications. What you will learn This course covers all the basic duties to become a chef, from maintaining a safe place of work to preparing and baking food items. You will be taught the fundamentals about catering and will be assessed through observation, questioning and knowledge based tests. The skills you will learn include:

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above. Some work experience in cookery. What you will learn This course provides you with basic knowledge and understanding of the catering industry and develops your food preparation and serving skills. Modules include: l Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry

l Preparing and cooking meat, poultry, pasta,

l Food safety

rice and vegetables l Producing basic bread and dough products l Health and hygiene standards l Developing and contributing to good working relationships

l Health and Safety awareness l Introduction to healthier food and diets l Introduction to kitchen equipment l Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching, steaming,

stewing, braising, baking, roasting, grilling and frying

What you can do next Successful completion will allow progression onto the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or the VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

l Regeneration of pre-prepared foods l Cold food preparation

You will have the opportunity to complete a Level 2 Food Safety qualification. What you can do next From this course you can progress on to a Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery .

Harry completed his L1 and L2 Diplomas in Professional Cookery at Oaklands College. He has progressed onto working in prestigious restaurants including Auberge du Lac at Brocket Hall and St Michael’s Manor as well as winning Young Master Chef of the Year in 2016. Harry Lumsdon Former Oaklands Hospitality & Catering Student

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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NVQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2 Full Time

VRQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need Level 1 Certificate in Cookery or relevant experience within the industry, such as working in a restaurant or gastro pub.

What you need A VRQ Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery or relevant experience within the industry plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or Grade D or above.

What you will learn The course covers the knowledge and skills you need to become a professional chef within a variety of different settings.

What you will learn This course is designed as a natural progression from VRQ level 1. It enables you to gain a professional grounding in preparation, cooking, plating and serving skills. You will cover a wider range of skills needed to become a professional chef including:

The units include: l Prepare, cook and finish meat, fish, poultry and

vegetable dishes l Prepare, cook and finish hot sauces, basic soups, rice and pasta dishes l Prepare, cook and finish pastry products, hot and cold desserts, cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones What you can do next You could enter employment as a chef or continue to further study on the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Cookery.

Former Hospitality & Catering student Megan Trundle secured a job in Chef Tom Kerridge’s Michelin star Gastropub, the Hand and Flowers, after impressing their team during her work experience.

Hospitality & Catering

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l Preparing meat, offal, fish and shellfish l Nutrition l Menu and kitchen planning l Food costing l Compatibility of flavours

What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto the L3 Diploma in Hospitality or employment within a restaurant, hotel, café or gastro pub.

Getting work experience at such a high profile restaurant was one thing – getting a job there is just the icing on the cake. It is an amazing opportunity and I am so thankful they saw the potential in me to invite me back. Being introduced to Tom Kerridge on my first morning made it all so very real – he’s been one of the key people to inspire my passion for cooking. I’m excited to see how I can push myself on the job and see where it takes me. Megan Trundle

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Hospitality & Catering

VTCT L3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery Kitchen and Larder

BTEC L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Business and Event Management Level 3 Full Time

Level 3 2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English or a relevant Level 2 qualification. What you will learn This course incorporates the essential skills needed for an exciting career in the hospitality and events management industry. The course provides a general introduction to the operative levels of hospitality and catering, building as the course progresses to give students learning and experience in supervisory management. You will have the opportunity to work alongside Event Management professionals, creating real life public events for the local community as part of your course. For the practical cookery elements you will practise kitchen skills by preparing and cooking food for the restaurant and develop customer service and food and beverage service skills on front of house.

St Albans Campus

What you need If you are serious about a career in catering, the Level 3 is the industry-preferred course and will develop your skills and knowledge to an advanced level and prepare you for work in this vibrant and customer-orientated industry. You may have recently achieved your VRQ Level 2 or already be working as a chef and looking to gain a formal qualification. Either way, you will be passionate about catering and hungry for success. What you will learn Our course will teach you the most important and upto-date skills and techniques you need for employment or career progression in the catering and hospitality industry. Units could include: l Food safety for catering l Health and safety in the hospitality industry l Prepare and finish complex game, meat, poultry and

l Customer Service

fish dishes

l Health, Safety and Security in the industry

l Prepare and finish complex bread and dough dishes

l Financial Operations

l Prepare and finish complex soups

l Supervisory Skills

l Prepare and finish hot and cold desserts

l Alcoholic Beverages

What you can do next Students who successfully complete this course can gain employment in Michelin starred restaurants, high class hotels, or enter higher education.

l Food Safety l Contemporary World Cuisine l Marketing, Planning and Managing an Event l Human Resource Management

What you can do next Successful completion could be a stepping stone to a degree in Hospitality or associated fields. It could also lead to employment at supervisory or management level within the hospitality industry.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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l Supervisory skills in the hospitality industry

Subjects covered could include:

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Did you know? Our Level 3 Hospitality & Catering students have enjoyed trips to high end establishments including The Shard and Le Gavroche as well as visits to Olympia and local butchers and patisseries.

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Hospitality & Catering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

The Stables is our open plan restaurant with up to 60 covers. Led by our team of award winning chefs, students learn the professional skills required to provide an outstanding dining experience.

The Stables has been formally recognised for its high standards in hospitality by being awarded an industry-recognised AA College Rosette award.

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Learning for Independence & Future Employment (L.I.F.E) Start your journey with Oaklands At our St Albans Campus we provide courses to meet the needs of students with a wide range of disabilities and difficulties (SEND). Our courses aim to help students become more independent at home, in the community and in the workplace. Who’ll be teaching me? Our friendly and approachable staff have a wealth of experience in working with students with additional needs. Our staff will provide a safe and friendly environment where our students can thrive and learn at their own pace. We will work with you to address the Outcomes identified in your EHCP plan through our personalised curriculum delivery.

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Please note that visits to Springfield and Supportive Learning are available on an individual basis and are not part of the general open evenings. Please contact us on 01727 737780 / 737198 to arrange an appointment.


Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20 L.I.F.E

Springfield Level Pre-Entry Full Time

St Albans Campus

Springfield and Supportive Learning are accredited by the National Autistic Society.

2 Years (3rd year dependent on progress)

Springfield is a specialist provision based at the St Albans Campus which caters for young people aged 16-22 who have either a profound and complex or severe learning difficulty or disability, and may or may not require additional medical support in order to access to curriculum. This also includes young people whose needs may fall within the Autistic Spectrum and who may have associated communication difficulties and require behavioural support. Following initial assessment, students will be placed with the most appropriate peer group that best reflects their needs and abilities. Curriculum delivery will be led by the Aims and Outcomes as detailed on Education Health and Care Plans. Springfield and Supported Learning are accredited by the National Autistic Society, which highlighted how students are treated as individuals, rather than following a ‘one size fits all’ approach. What you will learn Springfield is split into programmes depending on the needs of the individual student. These include: Core Skills and Encounters These programmes are designed for students with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties who require a sensory based curriculum. The programs are centered on individual need, but are intended to address the most basic need for sensory discrimination and self-awareness as a starting point. Learning will be encouraged through activities that will develop the ability to “select, integrate and derive meaning from” these experiences. All students are encouraged to use switches to operate equipment and to have control of their local environment.

There is recognition that communication from students is likely to be heavily dependent on carer interpretation and staff continuity will be maintained as far as possible in order to facilitate this. Some students will be able to work with early stages of symbol recognition alongside objects of reference. Choices and Options These courses are for students with a severe learning disability requiring significant assistance to access the curriculum but capable of engaging in more formal activities that will encourage basic independence skills where appropriate. The main aims of these courses is to promote basic independence, develop choice making skills through the use of pictures and symbols and to develop the students individual communication strategies using Makaton, PECS, Voca, Eye Gaze and other assisted communication technologies. All students are empowered through switch work and expressive communication strategies to exercise control over their own environment, allowing them to make meaningful choices. Where appropriate, students will be supported and encouraged to develop simple independent living skills such as basic food preparation and self-help skills Foundation and Young Persons Programme These courses are for school leavers with severe learning difficulties who need a secure, accessible introduction to college life. Learners may have a range of needs and disabilities including physical disabilities, challenging behaviour, autism, downs syndrome and/or experience poor mental heath. Continues...

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Springfield (continued) Students on the Young Person Programme are functioning at a relatively high cognitive and academic level (high P levels and some aspects at Entry 1). In the current cohort, 10 of 12 have a diagnosis of ASC. Foundation students have a similar level of need but may be working at a lower cognitive level than students in the Young Persons Programme. The main emphasis throughout these programmes is to encourage and develop communication, independence and life skills, functional English and maths and appropriate social behaviours. Developing and improving communication strategies underpins all activities throughout the week so that learners acquire a range of skills to help them express themselves. Access Students who are functioning at a relatively high cognitive and academic level. Students may have sensory loss, a medical condition and/ or associated difficulty in learning and make extensive use of assisted communications technologies. This course is for school leavers who need a secure, accessible introduction to college life. This class fully embraces all new and emerging communication technologies including: Communication tablets, Vocas using specialist speech and language programmes: Grid 3 and Mind Express. It also makes full use of interactive whiteboards, motion environmental tools, switches and other electrical devices. Students are individually targeted towards developing their working relationships and peerto-peer interaction. Activities are structured to facilitate opportunities to work co-operatively, gain confidence, listen to others and participate in group activities.

Focus Provision These programmes are for students on the autistic spectrum whose autism can have a profound effect on how they interact with the wider world. There are currently 5 groups streamed by ability. Focus programs provide an environment that is ‘Autistic friendly’, where the learner feels valued and can learn through generic routines. Self Help and Independence are a key aspect of all programs. Increased confidence and ability to manage everyday tasks such as taking care of belongings, preparing simple meals and selfcare skills form a basis of the support given to develop independence in daily living activities. Staff are skilled at the gradual withdrawal of support, encouraging further independent activity. Photographs, pictures, PECS symbols and other communication resources are employed to support the development of skills All sessions are planned to provide stability and consistency and give warning of any changes whilst being alert to possible signs of stress and anxiety.Students are likely to have a low tolerance of change, may take longer to settle into the college environment and struggle with social interactions, communication and flexibility of thought. We have a large team of Herts Steps Instructors who support students to develop self-management and self-regulatory behaviours. Supporting the development of self-regulatory behaviour is at the core of all programs. Students are individually targeted towards developing their working relationships and peerto-peer interaction. Activities are structured to facilitate opportunities for working co-operatively, gaining confidence, listening to others and participating in group activities.

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Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) At Oaklands, we use a range of alternative and augmentative communication methods to support and encourage functional communication development. These are not used in isolation and a student may use several of these methods. Methods that are currently used in college are Makaton signing, symbols/photos, a diverse of communication aids, communication books/ passports and objects of reference. We strive to ensure that we carry over already established communication strategies, although within the context of transition, needs may change and with team agreement these may be appropriately modified. The multi-disciplinary approach is adopted at Oaklands. We work very closely with families, carers, college staff, physiotherapists and previous SALTs. Communication underpins all learning and therefore we are committed to providing specialised support and therapy to each student’s individually identified needs.

Class team and Speech and Language team (SaLT) really took the time to look past the behaviours and see the person. They worked out what made him tick. We are extremely happy – we feel he is finally getting the support that he has long needed to developing communication skills in a way that works for him, and makes life less frustrating for him. We are really pleased with the support that we have received from the SaLT team, nothing was too much trouble, and they were really keen to ensure that a consistent approach was used at college and at home.

Recognised by the Communication Trust as delivering Outstanding Practise

Rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted Learners who have high needs receive excellent levels of support and learning experiences that prepare them extremely well for their next steps. Teachers plan and provide exciting and challenging lessons so that learners are motivated to improve their social and communication skills, make choices and decisions and self-regulate their behaviour. As a result, almost all become confident, more independent, gain part-time employment and/or voluntary work or progress onto a supported internship.

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Supportive Learning Level E1 E2 E3

Each student’s starting point and pathway will be assessed and identified on an individual basis.

Level 1

Students on pathway one will typically have a diagnosis of ASC or associated traits and may have found accessing college education before challenging, and/or need clearly defined routines and expectations in order to support them in accessing all elements of their college programme effectively.

Full Time 2 Years option of a 3rd year (subject to review) St Albans Campus

What you need This programme is for students aged 16-22 on entry, who have a learning difficulty/difficulties and/or disability/disabilities, including those young persons whose needs fall within the Autistic Spectrum range of conditions. There are no formal entry requirements. What you will learn The programme is made up of four pathways, streamed according to the academic level (to enable the students to work together on group projects) of the individual student.

Students on pathway two will be working to: develop independence skills, internal discipline and processing skills, to develop an understanding of their local community, of personal safety, and to develop pre-work vocational skills. Students on pathway three will be working towards further developing independent life and work skills with a view to sustainable, meaningful work and supported living placements beyond college.

These cover a range of areas, including: l Coping strategies l Internal discipline l Life and community skills l Functional skills in Maths and English

Internal and external work experience will be offered to all students if this is of benefit to the individual and are designed to support students in accessing the wider community and to encourage them to be more independent in all aspects of their life. Students will be able to access a range of subjects, including creative media, art, life skills, sports, community skills, literacy and numeracy, animal care, gardening, horse riding, and performing arts. Accredited qualifications are offered in the relevant subject areas if these qualifications are accessible to the individual.

Students on pathway four (previously Landmark) may have the potential to access other further education courses in the future, but need structure and clear expectations to access their education in a meaningful manner at the present time. Students may present with SEMH needs and/or have been out of formal education (NEET) for a period of time. What you can do next Progression routes (explored in the final year of a programme) are tailored to the needs of the individual. Students may move into work or voluntary placements, independent living, or onto another further education course with the appropriate degree of additional support.

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L.I.F.E

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Employability Skills Level E3 Full Time

Level 1 1 Year

Supported Internship Level 2 Dual Campus

Employability Skills is a new course based at both our campuses. It is designed to act as a transition year if you’re looking for further education or move onto employment, but need some support to get there. You will develop transferable skills to increase your independence at home and in the community, with embedded functional skills. You will learn to take responsibility for your own learning and recognise your strengths and areas you need to develop. Personal development sessions will support and guide you through a range of generic and life skills in order to support your core study programme and to develop wider skills for progressing to further education and/or employment.

Level 1 Part Time

6 Months

Dual Campus

For students with learning difficulties and disabilities. What is a supported internship Internships are unpaid work and last for a minimum of six months. The on-the-job training will support you to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. You will be at work for up to 16 hours a week and at college for 1 day a week. How it works At the start of your programme you will be fully supported in your chosen work placement. A job coach will assist you with on the job training. As you become competent in your role the support will reduce. (This may take several months).

The Pearson Level 1 Award in Workskills focuses on preparing you for employment covering areas such as CV writing, applying for a job and preparing for interview.

At the end of your work placement the employer will offer an interview which we hope will lead to paid employment.

Jamie’s home cooking skills Level 1 & 2 focus on increasing independence by developing skills needed to plan and prepare home cooked meals.

Is a supported internship for you?

You will also have the opportunity to access a range of other courses at Oaklands including animal care and motor vehicle maintenance to get a taster with support before applying for a place next year. We invite applications from students from mainstream schools.

l You need to be at least 18 years old. l You need to have an Education, Health and Care

Plan (EHCP). l You will need to have a strong desire to work l You will need to be reliable and willing to learn

new skills. l You

will need to get to your work placement.

James Watkins studied Employability Skills at Oaklands College. Speaking of his time on the course James said: It was really enjoyable. It helped me in many ways, for example my self-confidence when I talk to others and expressing my opinions. James also developed his home cooking skills, as the level 1 and 2 courses develop skills needed to plan and prepare cooked meals.

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Media

Our Media Department based at the Welwyn Garden City Campus is the perfect environment for anyone thinking about a career in TV, film or the media industry.

Lighting Engineer

Production Manager Camera Operator SFX Designer Sound Technician Producer Dubbing Mixer

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Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Level 1

Level 2

UAL L1 Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts

UAL level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts See page 173 UAL level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production See page 167

Level 2 UAL L2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

Level 3 UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production UAL L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Games Design

Level 4 & 5

Progress into employment University

Foundation Degree in Media Production Full Time Course

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98% of our Media students continued with their studies, moved onto degree level study or into employment in 2017.

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You will get a taste of what it is like to work in this fast-paced industry immediately. Our state-of-the-art media suites feature the same hardware and software used by professionals in the industry right now, giving you a head start for when you enter the world of work. You will also have unprecedented access to the latest equipment so you can complete your projects to the highest standard.

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UAL Level 1 Diploma in Music Performing and Production Arts Level 1 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need No formal entry requirements. What you will learn This programme provides opportunities for you to explore, develop and test your creativity while enhancing your self-confidence. It will also introduce you to the demands and opportunities within music, performing and production arts. Topic covered include: l Communicating with an audience l An introduction to research for creative activities l Performance development l An arts project

What you can do next You could progress on to a Level 2 programme in Music, Media or Performing Arts depending on your particular area of interest.

Our highly experienced staff will help you complete a variety of productions and projects, as well as put together an impressive showreel; an essential tool in impressing potential employers. Your work will be shown at screening events, which will be open to the public. Studying Media at Oaklands will open up a world of opportunities for you, including progression into Higher Education. Many students have gone on to set up their own businesses - in fact, it was a group of former Media students from Oaklands who produced the College’s promotional video.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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UAL L2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

UAL L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Games Design

Level 2 Full Time

Level 3 1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade D or Grade 3 or above.

Full Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you will learn You will learn about a range of media industries, which will include the study of Film and TV, the internet and sound recording.

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above normally including English and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification, ideally in a relevant subject. You will also need to attend an interview and will need to present a piece of work relating to games and/or animation and an example of written work.

Using industry standard camera equipment and software you will embark upon a series of creative experiments that culminates in several short film projects. In addition to this, you will learn how to write, plan and storyboard a story from script to screen.

What you will learn You will develop knowledge of the computer games industry, the processes, the variety of roles within the industry and a broad range of skills including animation, games development, audio and game theory.

As an integral part of film and TV production, audio recording will play a significant role in the course content. In addition to learning how to properly record and edit dialogue and sound effects, you will undertake a specific sound industry related project.

Other skills that you will develop include:

You will plan, design and create a website and learn about a variety of interactive technologies and techniques. Throughout the course you will have opportunities to study factual production techniques.

l Communication and presentation skills l English and Maths l Employability skills l Skills in critical analysis and evaluation

In addition to practical subjects you will learn about a variety of theoretical approaches to media and study the media industry as a whole and your place within it. What you can do next Most students progress to a Level 3 programme such as the UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Production.

What you can do next You may wish to take your studies to the next level with degree level studies in Media Studies, Computer Animation, Media Production or a related field. Alternatively, with a suitable portfolio of work, you could gain a junior level position in a games design or animation agency.

Did you know?

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Students work on feature/ short films, produce promotional/ corporate videos and film live events. These include St Albans Film Festival, Beacon Victims of Crime and Herts Emergency Services.

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UAL L3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

Full Time

Foundation Degree in Media Production Level 4

Level 3 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above normally including English and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification, ideally in a relevant subject. What you will learn This course is designed to reflect the processes and professional expectations of the media industry. The course cover television and film and some aspects of digital based print media. Throughout the two year course you will be able to opt to specialise in one of these areas. You will be encouraged to partake in work experience and to develop your own media production company. There are three main areas that you will develop over the two year course. l Research and analytical skills, which will form the

basis of your understanding of the project outcome: be this music video, a documentary or a short film. l Practical and technical elements. You will have access to industry standard editing facilities and a high quality range of audio, visual equipment, including a fully operational film studio with rigging and lighting. l Creativity. Ideas development, creative thinking and having the ability to visualise and then realise your ideas are talents that you will develop through both pathways.

Media

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

UCAS Code: W283 Institution Code: H36 Campus Code: O (Oaklands College)

What you need 48 UCAS points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core). GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above. An interview or presentation of portfolio may also be required. The University also accepts a number of other equivalent qualifications including BTEC, IB and Access courses. Mature students with GCSE Grade C or above English Language and Maths or equivalent, but lacking traditional level 3 qualifications will be considered on the basis of relevant experience and an appropriate portfolio of work. What you will learn This programme encourages you to develop your creative and practical skills in media production to a very high level. You will develop experience through learning about the skills, processes and technologies associated with the media production industry, and put them into practice through a range of vocational projects. Fur full programme information please see our Higher Education Guide of visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

What you can do next After successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Foundation Degree in Media Production, a degree course elsewhere or employment within the media industry.

I like college as there is more freedom than school and a nice atmosphere. The media course is great especially all the practical parts as you get to use lots of kit and have access to it to take out and film. The tutors are really energetic, enthusiastic, approachable and want you to get involved. Califfa Kandekore Level 3 Creative Media Production

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Motor Vehicle If you have a passion for working with cars and engines, this is the perfect subject for you. Based at our St Albans Campus, you will learn the hands-on skills you need to work in this industry.

Diagnostics Engineer

Mechanic Breakdown and Recovery Technician

Auto Electrician

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Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Entry Level 3 C&G Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance

Level 1 C&G L1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

Level 2 C&G L2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Progress into employment

Level 3 C&G Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Full Time Course

Part Time Course

Level 3 L3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement L3 Award in Basic Mobile Air Conditioning Systems

98%

98% of our Motor Vehicle students progressed onto further study or into paid employment.

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Motor Vehicle

In our modern, industry standard workshops you will get a feel for what it is really like to work in the industry. You will get the chance to learn practical skills, from putting an engine together to building an entire car from scratch. You will also be trusted to carry out work on cars belonging to college staff. Having a motor vehicle qualification will allow you to enter employment or continue your studies on a specialist course. We also offer short courses for qualified motor vehicle technicians who wish to develop new skills or enhance existing skills. You will be taught by our highly trained team of tutors who have expert knowledge and hands-on experience of the industry.

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The Kit Car Projects Our Motor Students have had the opportunity to get involved in two exciting projects:

Entry 3 Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance Entry Level 3 Full Time

1 Year

Motor Vehicle

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

St Albans Campus

What you need No qualifications required. What you will learn The Entry 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance is a foundation course for students wanting a practical, hands on learning experience that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

A Westfield kit car was built from refurbished parts of a donated Mazda MX-5. It took around six months to complete and the students had help from local businesses who kindly donated parts for free.

It is a great place to start for anyone wanting to pursue a career in motor vehicles. You will learn the fundamentals of motor vehicle service and repair through working on real vehicles and engines. You will develop your ability to work with hand tools, powered tools as well as mechanical lifting equipment. What you can do next Successful completion can lead onto the L1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

A Tiger Avon with a 2L induction engine which carries the car from 0-60 in under 6 seconds. Building took a term and at the end of the project, Level 3 students enjoyed putting it through its paces at a track day at Rockingham race circuit.

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Motor Vehicle

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 Full Time

Level 2 1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 2 or Grade E or above to include English and Maths. What you will learn The Level 1 City and Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance is a course designed to give you an awareness of all of the major operating systems of a vehicle. You will develop a clear understanding of the maintenance procedures required to maintain the systems and will work on a range of vehicles in our outstanding motor vehicle workshops to hone your skills.

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need You must have a Level 1 qualification in Motor Vehicle. What you will learn The Level 2 Diploma is designed to offer students a solid continuation from Level 1 Motor Vehicle to the specialist role of Motor Vehicle Technician; you may also be able to get to the core skills you need to progress on to a related apprenticeship (once employed). The course will cover 12 units with 9 online examinations which includes practical tasks including: l Maintenance within a workshop

Units Covered:

l Remove test and refit a cylinder head

l Health, safety and good housekeeping in the

automotive environment l Working relationships in the automotive work environment l Introduction to vehicle technology and workshop methods and processes l Inspection, repair and replacement of standard light vehicle tyres l Braking, steering and suspension system maintenance l Engine cooling, lubrication and fuel system maintenance l Carry out basic vehicle maintenance. What you can do next Successful completion can lead onto the L2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles.

l Remove test and refit a coolant thermistor l To remove/test ignition coils and sparking plugs l To remove an alternator/stator, test the systems and

test a battery

l To test/remove lamp clusters l To test steering and remove/refit a steering rack l To test a suspension strut, remove and refit l To maintain brakes: diagnose faults, remove, measure

and refit

l To understand the drive and transmission components

What you can do next Progression onto the L3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles.

The Motor Vehicle course is interactive and very inclusive. The tutors are brill and make you think. Kayleigh Langley L2 Motor Vehicle

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 Full Time

L3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement Level 3

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need You must have completed a Level 2 Motor Vehicle qualification and be working within the industry carrying out diagnostic work. What you will learn This course is designed to allow you to specialise in the area of fault rectification and diagnosis on modern vehicles. You will build on the practical skills and knowledge you have learnt from a Level 2 Motor Vehicle qualification and will be well prepared for moving into the motor vehicle industry as a full-time technician. This diploma qualification is the technical certificate element of a modern motor vehicle apprenticeship. The Level 3 qualification consists of the following units:

Part Time

2 Days

Motor Vehicle

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

St Albans Campus

What you need You should have a relevant Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and be working in the trade. What you will learn The course includes the following: l Taking safety precautions when working on hybrid

vehicle systems

l Using appropriate tools and equipment to carry out

hybrid vehicles repairs safely

l Recording information and making suitable

recommendations.

l Understanding how hybrid vehicles work l How to remove and replace high voltage components

l Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults l Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis system

faults

l Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle transmission

and driveline faults

l Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical

faults.

What you can do next Successful completion of this course could lead to further study on a specialist course or employment.

L3 Award in Basic Mobile Air Conditioning Systems Level 3 Part Time

2 Days

St Albans Campus

What you need No formal qualifications are required however you need to be working in the trade. What you will learn This qualification in Mobile Air Conditioning can be a first step into the vehicle-based air conditioning sector. It also helps technicians already working in the sector further develop their skills and get an acknowledgement of what they already offer. As part of the qualification you will gain a licence to handle refrigerants in compliance with EU regulations. You will also learn about the underlying principles and mechanics of air conditioning.

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Music If you have a talent for music, whether as a performer or a producer, our Music Department can help you develop your skills ready for working in this competitive industry.

Mixing Engineer Song Writer Musician

Composer

Independent Artist

DJ

Sound Engineer

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Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Level 1

Level 2

UAL L1 Diploma in Music Performing and Production Arts

UAL level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts See page 173 UAL level 2 Diploma in Creative Media and Technology See page 155

Level 2 UAL L2 Diploma in Music, Performance and Production

Level 3 UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Music, Performance and Production

Level 4 & 5

Progress into employment University

HND in Music Full Time Course

94%

94% of our music student went onto further or degree level studies or into employment in 2017.

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Music

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Our dynamic courses cover both music performance and production. Whichever pathway you choose, you will have the opportunity to become involved in numerous performances at a variety of professional venues including College events. Our music suites feature industry standard hardware and software including Pro Tools and Logic and you will have the chance to produce professional standard recordings of your work in our studios.

UAL Level 1 Diploma in Music Performing and Production Arts

Music

Strike the right chord

Level 1 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need No formal entry requirements. What you will learn This programme provides opportunities for you to explore, develop and test your creativity while enhancing your self-confidence. It will also introduce you to the demands and opportunities within music, performing and production arts. Topic covered include: l Communicating with an audience l An introduction to research for creative activities l Performance development l An arts project

What you can do next You could progress on to a Level 2 programme in Music, Media or Performing Arts depending on your particular area of interest.

You will also develop experience and knowledge of how the music industry works.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Music, Performance and Production

UAL L2 Diploma in Music, Performance and Production

Level 3

Level 2 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade D or Grade 3 and above. What you will learn This course provides a basic introduction to the study of music, including the music industry, performance, music theory knowledge and music production using technology. Subjects covered include:

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, or a Level 2 Diploma in Music. You can choose to specialise in either music performance or music production. If you choose music performance you will be required to audition on your first instrument. If you choose music technology, some previous knowledge or experience is beneficial. What you will learn The music performance pathway consists of an exciting range of performance, composition, theoretical and contextual units that provide you with valuable experiences while you develop industry relevant skills and abilities.

l Listening skills l Exploring music composition l Contextual research for music performance

and production

l Music performance skills and practice l Music production skills and practice l Music performance and production project

What you can do next Successful completion could lead to progression onto the Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production.

The course is very interactive and handson. There is a good mix of instruments and technology using Logic Pro X application. The tutors are great. They are friendly, easy to talk to, approachable and know what they are doing!

Full Time

The music production pathway consists of an exciting range of production, live sound, recording, theoretical and contextual units using industry standard music software such as Pro Tools and Logic. What you can do next You could progress onto degree-level studies or seek employment in a field related to the music industry.

The tutors are a really helpful and have great links with people in the music industry. I also like the campus as it’s friendly and open. Lucas Elias Level 3 Music - Production pathway

Louis Hollman Music Level 3 - Production pathway

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Music

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

HND in Music Level 4 Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need 48 UCAS points from a full Level 3 qualification plus GCSES Maths and English at Grade D or Grade 4 or above or equivalent. Prior experience studying either Music or Music Technology is desirable, but students with a relevant L3 qualification are welcome to apply. The HND is studied over two years and consists of an HNC in the first year, progressing to an HND in year two. What you will learn This programme is designed to provide highly relevant, specialised studies utilising industry standard equipment and vocational expertise that will prepare you for a range of potential careers within the Music and Music Technology field. For further information please see our Higher Education Course Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

The music department have given me a great opportunity to use studio standard equipment where staff explain how it works and how its used different depending on genre. Coursework can be based on your own music tastes and the direction you want to take in the industry. Tutors are very helpful with planning work after college by encouraging work experience and working closely with students wanting to go onto higher education. I feel confident about going into the music industry once I leave. Hannah Cowell L3 Extended Diploma in Music

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Performing Arts Whether you want to be on stage or behind the scenes, our Performing Arts Department can help develop your creative skills and prepare you for a life in the spotlight.

Actor Dramatherapist

Singer Community Arts Worker

Producer Theatre Director

Stage Manager

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Your Future Opportunities Level 1

Level 2

UAL L1 Diploma in Music Performing and Production Arts

UAL level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology See page 155 UAL level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production See page 167

Level 2 UAL L2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

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Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

Level 4 & 5 HNC/ HND in Performing Arts

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Our Performing Arts Department gives you the perfect platform to develop your talent in acting, singing or dancing. You don’t need to be an expert in all three, just have loads of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Our students operate as a professional Theatre Company which provides them with real life experience of the industry, opportunities to perform regularly and to undertake other job roles within the sector.

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You will benefit from our dedicated dance studios and professional Myriad Theatre at the Welwyn Garden City Campus. You will have the chance to showcase your talents in a range of productions and perform at a number of College events including the annual Summer Fair. Our Performing Arts qualification opens you up to an array of opportunities. In recent years students have progressed onto prestigious drama schools, as well as a wide range of universities. Our dedicated team will guide you as you harness your talent, determination and energy into your chosen area of performance. Our tutors have all worked extensively in the world of performance and know how to best support you as you prepare to enter this competitive industry.

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UAL Level 1 Diploma in Music Performing and Production Arts Level 1 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need No formal entry requirements. What you will learn This programme provides opportunities for you to explore, develop and test your creativity while enhancing your self-confidence. It will also introduce you to the demands and opportunities within music, performing and production arts. Topic covered include: l Communicating with an audience l An introduction to research for creative activities l Performance development l An arts project

What you can do next You could progress on to a Level 2 programme in Music, Media or Performing Arts depending on your particular area of interest.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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UAL L2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

Level 2 Full Time

Level 3 1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or above preferably including English and Maths, however consideration will be given to candidates performing a successful audition. What you will learn This course provides a wide-ranging introduction to the world of the Performing Arts. You will study acting, dance and singing and make use of the skills you develop in a series of large-scale public performances across the year. The emphasis is on working as a professional theatre company. You will take responsibility for all aspects of your performances including costume, make-up, lighting and sound. You will perform to a variety of audiences both in college and outside. There will also be theatre trips and other exciting activities. You will also be encouraged to explore the theory behind your practical work. What you can do next You could progress onto the UAL Extended Diploma in Performing Arts. It’s a good course with a lot of choices. I find it very productive. The tutors are lovely, offer great advice and are very enthusiastic. The campus is peaceful and has a positive vibe. Dillan Ash L2 Diploma in Performing Arts

Full Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above normally including English and Maths. What you will learn This course provides a wide-ranging opportunity to apply and expand your skills in the performing arts. Across two years you will study acting, dancing and singing and make use of the skills you develop in a series of exciting, large-scale public performances (at least one per term). You will work from scripts as well as devising your own performances, fusing song, dance, acting and your imagination in a celebration of your potential and the diversity of talent in your company. You will be encouraged to explore the theory behind your practical work so that you know how to use your practical skills in the real world. The emphasis is on working as a professional theatre company. You will take responsibility for all aspects of your performances including costume, make-up, lighting and sound. You will perform to a variety of audiences both in college and outside. Previous shows include a full-scale production of Sweeney Todd at the Trestle Theatre in St Albans, Theatre in Education tours, Macbeth, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Oliver and a series of exciting cabaret evenings. There may also be the opportunity for an overseas educational trip which in previous years has included Verona in Italy, Krakow in Poland and Berlin in Germany What you can do next This qualiďŹ cation is equivalent to three A Levels and can lead to degree-level studies or specialist dance/drama/ singing school or you could go straight out into the industry.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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HNC/HND in Performing Arts Level 4 Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need The HNC/HND requires 48 UCAS points, plus Maths and English and ideally Performing Arts, either Drama, Dance or Music at Grade 4 or at C or above. Prior performance experience is desirable and there will be an audition as part of the recruitment process.

What you will learn The HND in Performing Arts provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the performing arts sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.

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Students will develop their performance skills in acting, singing and dancing, as well as directing, stage management and technical theatre. For full programme information please see our Higher Education Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

Performing Arts

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Public Services Our Public Services courses prepare you for a career in the Uniformed Public Services. They could also prepare you for degree level study in a related subject such as Criminology and Policing.

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The public sector is the UK’s largest employer and includes the Ambulance Service, Police Service, Fire Service, Prison Service and Security Services.

Your Future Opportunities Level 2 NCFE L2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

Level 3

Progress into employment

Progress into employment

BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Public Services Full Time Course

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Team Spirit Our Public Services courses cover a variety of subjects that will enable you to demonstrate a full understanding of the skills required in this highly competitive sector. These include teamwork, leadership, citizenship, understanding diversity and discipline. Recent visits include a week long residential stay with the British Army as well as visits to Westminster and the Imperial War Museum. Students also gain valuable experience working with Crucial Crew to help deliver interactive educational activities to Year 6 students in a range of subjects including first aid, online safety and drugs awareness. This is part of an initiative run by St Albans City & District Community Safety Partnership in conjuction with local Public Services.

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Level 3 Public Services students enjoyed a hands-on experience as firefighters at St Albans Fire Station.

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They spent the day with the station’s White Watch crew to experience fitness testing, use specialist equipment and uniforms, experience secure ladder climbs and the on-site smokehouse to test themselves against the standards required to consider moving into a career in the fire service. On a residential trip students spent five days at a military camp in Essex, experiencing first-hand the same very same training experienced by the Army’s newest recruits including rifle training, assault courses and intense physical training sessions. Kitted out in full uniform, the recruits were plunged straight into a 1.5-mile run, exercise challenges and patrol exercises. They also undertook tasks in personal discipline such as early morning room inspections with just 30 minutes from waking up to being inspection ready for the existing soldiers.

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NCFE L2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 2 Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or a relevant Level 1 course. Motivation, commitment and enthusiasm to participate in physical activity in college and voluntary activities in your spare time. What you will learn The Level 2 Diploma is a specialist practical and vocational qualification. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course is designed to give you an insight into the practicalities and realities of working within a public service organisation. Modules include: l Volunteering l Team work

L3 Public Services students visited the Houses of Parliament and took part in a “People’s Parliament” workshop giving them a practical insight into how the public voice has shaped UK Parliament and laws.

l Fitness l Map reading l Drill l Health & safety

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l Health & hygiene l Employment in the Public Services

What you can do next Successful completion prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding for further study on a more advanced or specialised training course such as the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services or other Level 3 qualification. With further training or study, students can go into a wide range of public sector occupations in both the uniformed and non-uniformed sectors.

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Those wanting to join the Police Force will need to have a degree from 2020.

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BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma In Public Services Level 3 Full Time

The course gave me a really useful insight into the topics we’re covering at uni. 2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including Maths or English or a Level 2 Diploma in Public Services. You should have a reasonable level of physical fitness with a willingness to learn the self discipline of public service work, be motivated and have enthusiasm. What you will learn Across the two years of the course modules may include:

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Bobbi-Louise Smith L3 Extended Diploma in Public Services now studying Criminology at Bath Spa University

You may also study: l Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism

on Public Services

l Government l Policies and the Public Services l Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services l Citizenship l Diversity and the Public Services l Understanding Discipline

in the Uniformed Public Services l Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services l International Institutions l Human Rights l Criminology l The UK legal system and law making

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

l Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions l Crime and its Effects on Society l Responding to Emergency Service Incidents l Custodial Care Services l Aspects of the Legal System and Law Making Process l Current and Media Affairs in Public Services l Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

This course can offer those students who are unsure of which profession to choose a valuable insight into many alternative career options within the wider public and uniformed services. What you can do next The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services is highly valued by employers and universities. Students can go into a wide range of public sector occupations, the armed and emergency services, voluntary services, community and youth work, the leisure services, private security and local government or progress on to university.

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Sport Combine your passion for sport with education to put you on course for a sports career, university or employment.

Personal Trainer

Leisure Centre Manager

Coach

Fitness Instructor Outdoor Activities Co-ordinator Sports Therapist

Performance Analyst

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Your Future Opportunities Level 1 BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport

Progress into employment

Level 2 BTEC L2 Diploma in Sport

Level 3 NCFE L3 Diploma in Personal Training

BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Sport BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Level 4 & 5 HND in Sport Full Time Course

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99% of our Sports students continued on to further or degree level studies or moved into employment in 2017.

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At Oaklands we offer a range of courses in this rapidly growing industry with an ever increasing number of exciting employment opportunities. We have invested in fantastic sports facilities including 2 full-size floodlit synthetic pitches, state-of-the-art sports hall and fitness gym along with changing rooms. Our sports staff include international athletes, Olympians and elite level national and international coaches. We have developed academies with recognised sports clubs to provide an exciting opportunity for aspiring sports men and women to receive professional coaching in addition to studying for a nationally recognised qualiďŹ cation in sport. Our partners include: l St Albans City Football Club l Saracens Rugby Club l Hertfordshire Mavericks l EDSV l The Franks Tennis Foundation For information on our successful Wolves Academy programmes please see page 187

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BTEC L1 Introductory Diploma in Sport Level 1

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport Level 2

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need No formal entry requirements. What you will learn This course covers core units such as: l Being Organised l Working with Others l Researching a Topic l Training for Fitness l Playing Sport

Full Time

1 Year

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above including Maths and English. What you will learn Core units include: l Fitness for Sport l Carrying out a Sports Related Project l Practical Sport Performance l Anatomy and Physiology for Sport

l How Exercise Affects the Body

l The Mind

You will also be required to complete 10 hours of work experience throughout the year which are supported through a unit you learn.

l Training for Personal Fitness

What you can do next This course can lead to progression to the L2 First Diploma in Sport or employment in the sport and leisure industry such as a leisure or recreational assistant.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

St Albans Campus

l Sports Performance

You also study a range of other units and will be required to sit two exams in Anatomy and Physiology and Fitness for Sport and Exercise. What you can do next Successful students can progress onto a Level 3 course, such as a BTEC L3 Diploma in Sports Studies. To progress onto a L3 in Sport and Exercise Science you will need to achieve a Merit at Level 2.

College gives me more freedom and independence than school. The coaches are so enthusiastic and supportive and tutors are very knowledgeable. Tashana Gregory L2 Sport and Netball Academy

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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NCFE L3 Diploma in Personal Training

BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Sport

Level 3 Part Time

Level 3 1 Year

St Albans Campus

Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including English and Maths and a strong desire to work in the Fitness Industry.

What you need Four GCSEs with at Grade 4 or Grade C or above including Maths and English or a Level 2 qualification in Sport.

What you will learn This qualification includes the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing which is suited to anyone who would like to work in the fitness industry as a Gym Instructor and covers both Gym Instruction and Circuit Training. The Level 3 qualification continues your development and is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work unsupervised as a personal trainer in sport and active leisure.

What you will learn This course offers a blend of sports theory and practical experience that gives students an excellent insight to careers in the sport and leisure industry, such as ďŹ tness testing for the general population and elite performer, to roles within sports development.

Subjects covered include:

l Fitness Training and Programming

You will study units such as: l Anatomy and Physiology l Fitness Testing

l Health & Safety in a Fitness Environment

l Practical Sport

l Anatomy & Physiology

l Coaching

l Customer Service

l Research Methods

l Personal Training Programmes and Sessions

l Research Project

l Nutrition

l Skills Acquisition

What you can do next On successful completion you will be eligible for registration with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 3 Personal Trainer.

l Sports Psychology

What you can do next On successful completion of this course, students with good proďŹ les can progress onto university courses such as Coaching Science, Sports Science and Sports Studies as this pathway is equivalent to three A Levels.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science Level 3

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HND in Sport Level 4 & 5

Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or Grade C or above, including Maths, English and Science or a Level 2 qualification in Sport. What you will learn This course provides a solid grounding for students wishing to enter the world of sports science and its associated industries. Units covered on the course include: l Sport and Exercise Physiology l Functional Anatomy l Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology l Field and Laboratory based Fitness Testing

Full Time

2 Years

St Albans Campus

What you need 48 points including one GCE A Level or equivalent plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 or Grade C or above. What you will learn This programme is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. It provides a wide ranging study of Sport and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Sport. The HND is studied over two years and consists of an HNC in the first year progressing to an HND in year two. For full programme information please see our Higher Education Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

l Applied Research Methods in Sport l Exercise Science l Coaching for Performance and Fitness

What you can do next You can progress onto Higher Education and, due to the diverse nature of this course, students are well suited to continue their studies with degrees in Sport Science, Sports Therapy and Health Sciences.

College is different to sixth form. You are more independent and learn to manage your time. The assignments are interesting and the tutors here are great. Omar Elshennawy L3 in Sport and Exercise Science

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Sports Academies Combining Education and Sport

The Oaklands Wolves Sports Academies allow you to continue your education while following your dream of achieving your potential in your chosen sport. The unique programmes offered already host a portfolio of sports including; Athletics (Men’s & Women’s), Basketball (Men’s & Women’s) Netball, Rugby (Men’s & Women’s) Football (Men’s & Womens), plus our Athlete Support Programme for Cricketers, Combat Sports, Golfers, Badminton & Tennis Players, Swimmers and other individual athletes.

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For information on our successful Wolves Academy Programmes please see page: Wolves Athletics Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Wolves Basketball Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Wolves Cycling Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 St Albans Wolves Football Academy. . . . . . . . 197 EDSV Football Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Wolves Hockey Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Wolves Netball Academy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Wolves Rugby Academy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

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Sports Academies Combining Education and Sport

On all Oaklands Wolves Academy Programmes, the academic side of the course is considered paramount, and any student athlete’s participation on the academy programme will require total commitment to their studies alongside their sport. The individual timetable will allow time to combine both academic and sporting requirements, and stretch students to achieve in both areas. Sporting provision will come in the form of high quality coaching, additional hours of contact time with the coaches compared to many other establishments, alongside strength and conditioning, competitive opportunities, technical and tactical analysis of performance, medical, psychological and nutritional support.

If your passion is to develop as a sports person then why not do this at the same time as furthering your education and continuing on the healthy road to university or employment?

Specialist Coaches and Teachers The Oaklands Wolves Academy Programmes are delivered by experts in their field, with Olympic level athletes and nationally recognised coaches delivering the sports elements of the programmes. The education is delivered by fully accredited and qualified Oaklands teaching staff.

Emerging Athlete Support Programme The EAS programme pathway aims to support athletes from sports which require specialist attention and generally are individual in nature. Athletes typically taking the ESAP training schedule come from a wide range of disciplines including Badminton, Kayaking, Tennis, Golf and Combat Sports. The EAS programme supports predominantly Olympic Sports and encompasses a strong Sports Science support mechanism through Strength and Conditioning, Medical Support and Technical Performance Analysis.

What next? Our programme will help you to fulfil your potential and this could be Regional, National or even International level competition. Linking in with an academy can also enhance your UCAS applications, or provide you with valuable experience which could help you step directly into employment. Follow Oaklands Wolves on @oaklandswolves

For further information, visit the official Oaklands Wolves website: www.oaklands.ac.uk/wolves

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Oaklands Wolves Athletics Academy As an Oaklands Wolf you will be given expert coaching and support services which are specific to your stage of development and ability. Athletes can study almost any of the courses available at the College, but choices may be limited due to timetabling and training commitments. We operate a unique three tier system to allow athletes to get the best out of every session in a competitive environment. To make it easy for you we have the following entry standards as a starting point to give you an idea of the performance standards you will be working with. Our system categorises athletes into the follow working groups: PODIUM and P10 Athletes placed in our Podium team will generally have achieved a top 30 Power of 10 ranking, competed at English Schools or achieved the times outlined in the Athlete Selection Criteria below. All rankings and times are based on the season of the year of enrolment. Podium athletes will receive access to: l Sports Osteopathy l Sports Therapy l Strength and Conditioning l Psychology l Lifestyle analysis l Nutritionist l Biomechanical Analysis l Event Coaching l Residential accommodation if required Athletes who have been through this level on our structure have achieved International Representation and World Medals.

PERFORMANCE Athletes placed in our Performance team will have generally achieved a top 50 Power of 10 ranking, competed at English Schools or achieved the times outlined in the Athlete Selection Criteria below. All rankings and times are based on the season of the year of enrolment. Performance athletes will receive access to: l Sports Osteopathy l Sports Therapy l Strength and Conditioning l Event Coaching Athletes who have progressed through this level have developed and progressed to achieve International Representation.

POTENTIAL Athletes placed in our Potential team will have generally had some experience of athletics and have competed before, however newcomers are welcomed. Potential athletes will receive access to: l Sports Therapy l Strength and Conditioning l Event Coaching Advancements in ability are continually assessed allowing for progression as required.

For further information please email athletes@oaklands.ac.uk

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Over recent years Oaklands Wolves Athletes have achieved the following successes: Reuben Arthur England National Outdoor Champion 100m/World Junior 100m semi-finalist and Relay Squad GB in Eugene Kyle Powell IWAS World Junior Silver medal in both 100m and 200m and set European 200m record Celia Quansah England - European International Heptathlon Silver/ English Schools Combine Silver Ama Pipi England National Indoor 60m/International 60m Celtic cup Champion/World Junior Relay Squad GB in Eugene - acquired a full scholarship to Oklahoma State University Darryl Nieta World Junior Relay Squad GB in Eugene - acquired a full scholarship to University of East London. Rio 2016 4 x 100m Olympic Bronze medallist

Rechmial Miller Bronze medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2015 and silver at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2015, both for the 100m sprint. World u20 Junior 100m Finalist, European u20 European 100m Semi - Finalist Theo Etienne European Senior 60mm Finalist 2017 Chad Miller Commonwealth u18 Youth Games 200m Bronze medalist - Relay Silver medalist 2017 IAAF World Junior Championships 100m semi finalist 2017 Vera Chinedu Commonwealth u18 Youth Games 100m Finalist - Relay Silver medalist 2017 IAAF World Junior Championships 4x100m Relay Bronze Nicholas Stewart European u20 Junior 200m Semi - Finalist 2017 Dominic Ashwell European u20 Junior 100m Semi - Finalist 2017

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Official partner

Oaklands Wolves Basketball Academy Oaklands Basketball Academy in conjunction with Basketball England offers the opportunity for basketball players to combine their academic studies with an elite basketball environment. The programme is unique in giving boys and girls the chance to gain a variety of recognised academic qualiďŹ cations whilst maximising their basketball potential. As an accredited England Development Programme delivering the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (D.I.S.E), we work with local 6th forms to enable student athletes to reach their academic and sporting goals. Our internal player pathway enables us to deliver performance programs at every stage of basketball development from club through to National Team level. Competing in NBL WBBL, the EABL and WEABL, NBL U18, as well as national schools and AOC competitions, we have a team for every player as they progress through every level. Our academy is split into performance and development groups. As a performance student athlete at Oaklands Basketball Academy you will benefit from: l Integrated education and basketball timetable l Player-centred coaching from international

level coaches l College teams including EABL, WEABL, AOC and National Schools. l Women’s elite WBBL franchise l U18 National League opportunities l National Team 2 Court Sports Hall l Fully equipped performance gym l Strength & Conditioning programs l Onsite physiotherapy suite l Joint sports academy collaborations l Overseas tours l On campus residential housing l Potential progression with US College CCR Partnership or UK universities l Location close to London and major road and transport links l Partnership with Essex Leopards D1 Mens National League l Partnership with University of Hertfordshire NBL D4 program

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Level 1 Full Time

Level 2

Level 3

1 - 3 Years

St Albans Campus

Our development groups receive: l Integrated education and basketball timetable l Player-centred coaching l College teams including AOC and National Schools l National Team 2 Court Sports Hall l Easily accessible local location

What you need Ability will be assessed by three basketball trials during the year. The trials are held on 22nd October, 17th January and 1st May. Players can be recommended to the Academy through your school, club coach or regional coach/teacher. Entry requirements for the A Levels and BTEC courses can be viewed alongside the course listing in this course guide.

What you will learn The basketball programmes are timetabled to work alongside your academic and is focused on developing your individual ability to maximise your basketball potential. Players can also gain further qualifications in basketball coaching, refereeing and officiating from our Academy development programme.

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Kyla Nelson GB Under 20 International who played in the Oaklands Wolves WEABL and WBBL teams before gaining a full scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh. I stayed at Oaklands for a lot of reasons. Oaklands gave me a chance to have a key role in the WBBL team, which put pressure on me but at the same time was great as it helped me with my next step - really Oaklands gave me the opportunity to get to this next level.

Toby Gastaldi-Davies - D.i.S.E I am 16 years old and have played for Oaklands Wolves for the last two years: playing Under 18 Premier last year and Under 16 Premier the year before. I have represented England Under 15 in the Copenhagen Invitational tournament, as well as being in the Great Britain Under 16 squad this year I am constantly working on my skill-set and my ability to help my team even when I am not on the court. My goals are to play in the USA (college basketball) and to then proceed to play basketball in Europe at the highest level possible.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Oaklands Wolves Cycling Academy Our Cycling Academy is the only one of its kind in the UK and has some of the country’s very best Junior riders coming through it.

Level 1 Full Time

Level 2

Level 3

1 - 3 Years

St Albans Campus

The academy provides the chance for talented and aspiring riders to progress from the youth ranks right the way through being a competitive Junior and into the Senior ranks. The aim is simple: To help each and every rider develop their physiological capacity and racing brain so as to become the best rider they can be without ever falling out of love with the sport.

Programe Structure

This is done through a strong team ethic within the training group which trains together every day. Alongside this is a full physiotherapy and strength and conditioning program run by our dedicated cycling specific Physio and Strength and Conditioning lead. The academy has an endurance focus which caters best for road and time trail riders but in which track, cyclo-cross and mountain bike riders will also flourish. Its home is the lanes and trails of Hertfordshire as well as Gosling stadium Velodrome (which is booked each week) and Redbridge Cycling Centre which is a key partner of the academy.

The other half of the week is taken up with academic studies.

Riders can continue to race for their own club or team whilst training with the academy even though the academy has its own kit, sponsors and team ethos.

Contact

The academy allows riders to train full time by dedicating half of every day to training. The whole of Wednesday is given over to a long morning ride followed by an afternoon of physio appointments and ‘Cycling Theory’ which combines tactical and technical lessons on subjects such as race craft, nutrition and the history of the sport, as well as allowing for guest speakers and Race video analysis.

Progress and Opportunities With strong links with European and UK domestic teams we provide the perfect stepping stone for those good enough to turn pro. The programme also forms the first half of the East of England Cycling Academy Pathway (EECAP) run in partnership with Writtle University College in Essex which has a Cycling Degree course and academy set up for riders aged 18+. For an informal chat about the course or any questions you may have contact jez.cox@oaklands.ac.uk

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St Albans Wolves Football Academy The Programme The Academy operates three teams based upon ability levels: The Elite l Academic Support l UEFA A Qualified Coach

The Development

l Individual Strength & Conditioning l Physiotherapy & Rehab l Match Video Analysis l Sports Nutritionist l Match Day Sports Supplements l American Scholarships contacts l Progression into Reserve

& First team Semi-Pro Clubs l RARE Trials @Pro Academies

The Progression

l Academic Support l UEFA B Qualified Coach l Collective Strength & Conditioning l Sports Therapy l Progression Performance Clocks l Sports Nutritionist l Progression into The Elite & Youth

County Representative Squads

l Academic Support l FA Level 2 Qualified Coach l Collective Strength & Conditioning l Sports Therapy l Progression into The Development l Weekly Futsal Participation

Head of Academy & Royston Town’s Manager Steve Castle heads up a coaching team of Five FA Licensed qualified coaches. Careers in professional football (as a player), scouting and management have proven Steve a catalyst for numerous young players progressing in county, semi-professional and professional football.

What to Expect

Strength & Conditioning sessions are offered in a new state of the art gym to ensure players are physically ready; not only for the demands of the Youth League but also as they progress into Reserve & First Team level.

The teams compete weekly in the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA). Standout Elite players may get a chance to represent St Albans (and other semiprofessional youth teams) in the FA Youth Cup.

Daily training sessions are conducted in order to work on team fundamentals just like a Professional Youth academy. Position-related drills are also put in place so individual weaknesses are developed and performance is maximised.

For further information please email Spyros Mentis at:

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Sport Goalkeepers are individually trained by Goalkeeping Coach, Mayson Tewkesbury

Daniel Gould and Kyle Ajayi played for the English Schools U18 side

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The EDSV Academy Level 1 Full Time

Level 2 1 - 4 Years

Level 3 St Albans Campus

Success Stories In six seasons, we have had over 70 players progress in to professional, semi-professional or international status and won 11 titles.

Mens Tommy Dixon-Hodge (Ross County FC), Nick Thompson (Stevenage Boro), Kaine Wright (CS Maritimo), Ty-Rese Paul-Jones (Grimsby Town FC) + 31 others at Step 3/4/5 of Non-League football.

Ladies

Our Sports Academy is a full-time provision for those that are completing (or have recently completed) GCSEs and want to become better footballers whilst they further their education. Available to both males and females, the Sports Academy is performance based and the emphasis is placed on success rather than simple participation, therefore, those interested in applying need to be serious about their football development and their academics. Training Benefits

Amelia Hazard (England U19 and Arsenal Women), Beth Lumsden (Arsenal Women), Shannon Hellina (Arsenal Women), Leigh Nicol (Charlton Athletic FC), Lucy Loomes (London Bees & England U19), Rebecca McShane (Watford Ladies FC), Kelsey Gibson (Chelsea & London Bees) + 21 others at WSL & WPL Clubs.

Team 9x ECFA League Titles, twice ECFA East Region Championships, Herts County Cup Winners, 6x ECFA League R/Up, ECFA National Cup R/Up, ECFA National Finalist (last 16 in UK) for the last three seasons.

Academic Options Our aim is to assist you the best we can to reach the career of your choice, therefore, all applications are dealt with on an individual basis. Please apply with your chosen course and we will work with you from there.

Contact For further detail please email edsv@oaklands.ac.uk Telephone: 01727 737 000

l UEFA A Coaching staff that work for Professional

Football Clubs

l Access to a team of qualified Rehab Staff

@edsv_academy

l Gym sessions with Qualified Strength

& Conditioning Coaches

@edsv_academy

l Access to a 30 week training provision l Training and games tracked with GPS Data l Games analysed with use of Hudl Software l Fixtures against Professional Academies l Games within the top level of English College Football

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Current English College League Champions

Tommy Dixon-Hodge Signed for Ross County from The EDSV Academy

Amelia Hazard Signed for Arsenal Ladies from The EDSV Academy. Also England U19

Group recovery session with our qualified strength and conditioning staff

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Oaklands Wolves Hockey Academy In a unique partnership with St Albans Hockey Club, Oaklands College has developed the Wolves Hockey Academy which will allow talented young hockey players to combine outstanding sports coaching & training with their education. For the duration of their chosen course, Hockey Academy students will become full playing members of St Albans Hockey Club, participating in weekly club coaching & weekend matches. Academic Options Each student’s hockey coaching & training programme will be managed individually, enabling them to maximise their academic & hockey playing potential. The Hockey Academy programme allows students access to almost any course delivered at our St Albans Campus.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 4

Level 5

Full Time

1 - 5 Years

Level 3

St Albans Campus

The Programme The programme is aimed at talented hockey players aged 16 years and over who are already playing at a high standard with their school, club, regional or national age group team. Students will be passionate about hockey and highly motivated to achieve excellence in their education and sport. In addition to their involvement with St Albans Hockey Club, coaching, training & supporting activities will be timetabled into each student’s week. Hockey Academy Students will benefit from: l An integrated academic & hockey academy timetable l International Standard Hockey Facilities l 1:1 and small group hockey coaching l Strength & conditioning Training l Video Analysis l Technical & tactical development l Fully Equipped Performance gym l Physiotherapy l Sports Mentoring l Collaborations with other Sports Academies l Work Experience at local and England Hockey Events

Progress & Opportunities During the course, students can also gain further qualifications in hockey coaching and match officiating. Appropriate work placement will be arranged to support these qualifications, leading to potential employment in these fields.

Contact For further detail please email hockey@oaklands.ac.uk

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Oaklands Wolves Netball Programme – In association with Benecos Mavericks Netball Super League Club Oaklands College, in association with 2011 Super League Champions and the University of Hertfordshire, has developed the Oaklands Wolves Netball Academy which provides an outstanding educational opportunity combining both academic and sporting performance in a high quality educational and sporting environment.

Level 2 Full Time

Level 3 1 or 2 Years

St Albans Campus

The programme is aimed at talented netball players aged 16 years and over who are already playing at a good standard and are committed to improving their netball skills and abilities, while gaining further academic qualifications by studying on a variety of academic programmes including A levels or BTECs. The programme is based at the St Albans Campus and enables players to combine daily netball coaching sessions with their academic studies. The player focused programme encourages student athletes to improve as individuals and as team players, to develop their game knowledge and understanding and equally importantly, complete an appropriate academic course of study. All netball athletes registered on the programme are supported by experienced college and academic teaching staff who work alongside the head coach & assistant coach who, in turn, are supported by a qualified medical team who can support an athlete’s rehabilitation and recovery from injury where necessary as well as provide other sports medicine support where appropriate. College and academy staff supervise the players’ academic studies, strength and conditioning, technical and tactical development. Competitive league and cup programmes inspire players to live by our core values of teamwork, work ethic, discipline and respect.

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Oaklands Wolves Netball Academy is in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire so there is a direct link with staff at the University for students interested in academic and sporting progression into Higher Education.

What you need l County standard netball player and or good

standard club player.

l The required number of GCSEs or equivalent

qualifications for the relevant academic course.

l Successful trial, interview and minimum

standards test.

For further information please email netball@oaklands.ac.uk / joy.porter@oaklands.ac.uk

@oaklandsnetbal1

info@oaklands.ac.uk

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Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

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Oaklands Wolves Rugby Programme In conjunction with the RFU and Saracens Rugby Club

Oaklands is one of the few colleges in the country which is an RFU centre of excellence, and as such, has a formal relationship with a Premiership rugby club. This link provides students with a unique opportunity to get a taste of life as a professional player. Working on a regular basis with coaching staff, players have a fantastic chance to train and play using up to date training and playing strategies used in the top level of the sport.

Level 2 Full Time

Level 3 1 or 2 Years

St Albans Campus

The rugby programme links with a number of full-time academic courses, allowing student athletes the opportunity to train regularly, play for one of the college rugby teams and study an appropriate post-16 qualification. Since 2006 the rugby academy programme has developed an excellent reputation for developing young rugby players. Our teams compete regularly with other colleges linked to Premiership clubs, as well as more local competitions ensuring regular fixtures for all. The scheme is also proud to have produced a regular stream of international, divisional and county players over the years. Students spend part of their time improving their rugby skills on the training field, developing their strength and conditioning and learning about the game. The remainder of their time is spent in lessons as they continue their education. For those who are aspiring to a career in rugby other than playing, there will also be opportunities to undertake RFU coaching and refereeing qualifications.

What you need l Commitment, a huge passion for rugby and a strong

desire to improve..

l Rugby Ability –to be assessed through a trial. l The correct grades for your chosen academic course.

Course Content Academic content will depend on the course you apply for. The rugby elements of the programme focus on: core skills, game understanding and physical development.

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Potential Careers After college many students continue their education at university in the UK or abroad. Some graduates choose to go into employment or other forms of further education or training such as personal training or manual trade courses and apprenticeships. Some elite players have been fortunate enough to receive contracts at Saracens or other professional clubs on graduating from the programme, whilst many graduates will continue to play rugby at either amateur level or semi-professional level within the regional and national leagues. For further information on the rugby programme please email rugby@oaklands.ac.uk

info@oaklands.ac.uk

www.oaklands.ac.uk


Sport

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Tom Gere Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science student I chose to study at Oaklands for the rugby programme. I wanted to play as much rugby as possible, and the way the BTEC combined with the rugby was a big draw and motivated me to attend. Having achieved DDM I then attended the University of South Wales to study Rugby Coaching and Performance which provided me with practical coaching experience and led me to my current employment working for Dallaglio RugbyWorks as a Coach. This an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on rugby, which aims to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.

Conor Wharton – Fly Half/Full Back A Levels in Psychology, Sociology and Economics Oaklands has provided a professional work and training environment for me and has been flexible enough to allow me to progress not only in my studies and aspirations to go to university, but to play and represent both Sweden and Ireland at International level in the space of only 2 years.

@wolvesrugby101 wolvesrugby101

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Travel & Tourism Open up a world of opportunity

If you’re inspired by different cultures and environments then our Travel and Tourism courses may be right up your street. The travel and tourism sector is an incredibly exciting and stimulating environment to work in, with career opportunities in all corners of the world.

Tour Guide

Holiday Representative

Chalet Host Visitor Attraction Staff Tour Operator

Travel Agent

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Travel & Tourism

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Your Future Opportunities Level 1 Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Business

Level 2

Progress into employment

Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Level 3 Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

University

Full Time Course

Did you know? We arrange trips for our students including cabin crew training, an “Emirates Experience� day, Hanbury Manor hospitality training and a cruise to Italy.

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98% off our Travel and Tourism students went onto further study or into employment.

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Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism

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L2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Reach for the Skies Our Travel and Tourism courses provide you with in-depth knowledge of this growing industry allowing you to take the next steps in your travel and tourism career. You will get the chance to undertake work experience placements to get first-hand knowledge of working in the industry. In the past, our students have worked with companies such as hotel and country club Hanbury Manor and Virgin Holidays. You will also learn from professionals already working in the industry, with guest speakers from leading companies such as Thomas Cook and British Airways visiting the College.

Level 2 Full Time

1 Year

Travel & Tourism

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade D or Grade 3 or above, related work experience or a relevant level 1 course. What you will learn This practical and work-related study programme will give you a good insight into the UK travel and tourism industry. Topics include: l The UK Travel and Tourism Sector l UK Travel and Tourism Destinations l International Travel and Tourism Destinations l Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism l Travel and Tourism Business Environments l Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit l Marketing l Airports and Airlines

What you can do next On successful completion of the course, you may progress onto the Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism at level 3 or seek employment in a tourismrelated job.

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Travel & Tourism

MSC Poesia

Last year our Level 3 students went on a trip to Italy which included a cruise on the MSC Poesia. The students planned and budgeted for the trip themselves as part of the unit ‘Planning a Residential Trip�. Excursions were fully costed and risk assessed by the students themselves helping to develop their skills in budgeting, research and managing group activities.

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Travel & Tourism

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level 3 Full Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, including English or a level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism. What you will learn The course aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required for entering a career in the industry or for continuing your studies into Higher Education. It is a broad based course covering a wide range of topics essential to the Tourism industries. Topics include: l The Business of Travel and Tourism l The UK as a Destination l Customer Service in Travel and Tourism l Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services l Retail Travel Operations l Business Travel Operations l Working as a Holiday Representative

What you can do next This course prepares you for either work within the industry or progress to Higher Education.

Former Level 3 Extended Diploma student, Kira Wakeham has set up her own business as a tour guide in South Africa - KW African Tours and Safari. Kira came to the UK after schooling in South Africa and chose to study Travel and Tourism at Oaklands for the wide job opportunities it could bring when moving into the working world. Kira decided to set up the family travel business during a visit home after seeing the potential to create a business that especially welcomes UK tourists to South Africa. Kira Wakeham L3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Your study programme will also include Maths & English at the appropriate level for you

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Teacher Training Are you considering a career in teaching or training? Our initial teacher education courses will help you on your way. Get into Teaching We offer individuals who are aspiring to teach or train, the opportunity to gain the relevant qualifications required for a successful career within the Learning and Skills Sector (which includes all Post 16 Education, including Further Education, Adult and Community Learning, WorkBased Learning and Offender Education), in England. Our experienced team will help you to develop the skills you need in a supportive learning environment. Our courses provide you with the opportunity to explore educational issues, new innovations and up-to-date teaching, learning and assessment theories with the aim of applying the main principles to your own specialist area. Our courses emphasise the importance of work-based experience and you will have the opportunity to network with other practitioners in order to gain a first-hand perspective of the teaching and training profession.

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I worked at a main car dealer for 13 years and then became selfemployed as a mobile mechanic for 18 years. I took the decision to go into teaching to pass on my knowledge and skills to the next generation. I really enjoyed my teacher training at Oaklands College. I learnt about planning and preparing lessons, how to get the best out of students and how to deal with classroom situations. It provided me with a really useful insight into the theory of, and psychology behind, teaching. It was great being able to study alongside teaching and the feedback following observations was extremely helpful. Kelvin Armstrong Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Lecturer in Motor Vehicle


L3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS) Level 3 Part Time

L5 Diploma in Education and Training (formerly DTLLS) Level 5

12 Weeks

St Albans Campus

What you need This course is suitable if you work or want to work as a teacher or trainer in the further education and skills sector. You will be required to undertake an initial assessment of skills in English and demonstrate that you are able to produce written work that is at level 2. You should be aged 19+. What you will learn The Level 3 Award provides an introduction to teaching that will give you an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching/training sessions and how to assess and give constructive and developmental feedback. You will have the opportunity to plan and deliver a teaching session (micro teach) as well as observe your fellow classmates when they deliver their own micro teaching session. You will be assessed through written and practical assignments submitted as a portfolio of evidence. What you can do next Successful completion may allow you to progress to a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

I am a qualified electrician and worked in the industry for 15 years. I turned to teaching as I wanted to give something back. The course has given me the tools to plan and manage my lessons effectively and to get the best out of my students.

Part Time

5 Terms

Teacher Training

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

St Albans Campus

What you need To apply for the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training you should be qualified/experienced in the subject you intend to teach. You will need a minimum of a 100 teaching practice hours in the Learning and Skills sector, spread evenly over the two year course, teaching groups of three or more. Prior to being offered a place on the course, you will be invited to complete an initial assessment for literacy where you will need to demonstrate that you are able to produce written work that is a minimum of level 2. You should be aged 19+. What you will learn l How to plan inclusive and engaging teaching and training sessions l How to apply theories and principles which underpin teaching, learning and assessment practice l How to design and use a variety of teaching and learning resources including innovative technology l How to apply a variety of curriculum models l How to engage in meaningful continuing personal development and reflective practice l How wider influences impact on the professional role of the teacher and trainer You will attend one lesson per week and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of teaching methods, such as discussion, lecture and blended learning. Additional study will be required outside College. What you can do next Successful completion may allow you to progress to a higher teaching course such as a Masters in Education, and to progress with your professional development by working towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status.

Rob Glover Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Lecturer in Electrical Installation

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Higher Education Have you always wanted to study a higher education qualification but have been put off in the past because of financial pressures? Or have you recently completed A Levels or a Level 3 qualification and are looking to take your studies to the next level? Oaklands College could offer you the perfect solution. I took the opportunity to stay local and study so I can balance with the day to day care of my animals This course allowed me to explore my passion for equine, I now work with stunt horses for film and TV with Buckinghamshire based company Steve Dent. It’s interesting work and has helped me really sharpen the specific skills which you need in that live set environment.

The course has been great and so has the support from the tutors. A highlight for me was taking to the stage at The Cervantes Theatre in London earlier this summer. To perform to a packed crowd, all paying members of the public is a great opportunity for any aspiring young actor. Hector Hadley HND in Performing Arts

Natalie Bond Foundation Degree in Animal Management

University Campus St Albans

A Joint Venture between the University of Hertfordshire and Oaklands College

UCSA offers flexible and affordable degrees allowing people from all ages and backgrounds to study whilst working. For more information visit www.uc-sa.co.uk

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BA (Hons) Applied Professional Practice BSc (Hons) Construction Management BA (Hons) Business Management & Innovation BA (Hons) Business Management & Innovation – L6 Top-Up BA (Hons) Leadership & Professional Development (RPL) Route BA (Hons)/Graduate Diploma Leadership & Professional Development


We offer a range of higher education courses that may be suitable for you. Our fees are lower than that of universities, and by studying locally, you could save on accommodation and travel costs. We offer Higher National Certificates and Diplomas and University of Hertfordshire validated Foundation Degree courses. Each course could offer you the opportunity to progress onto University to extend your study and gain an Honours Degree.

Our Higher Education Courses

Some of our courses are available on a full or parttime basis, so you will be able to fit studying around your work and family life.

Foundation Degree in Animal Management

Our courses are taught in small groups by our professional team of academics who have extensive experience in their field, and will be able to give you the skills and knowledge you need to prepare yourself for your next career move.

Foundation Degree in Business Management with l Accounting l Law l Marketing

Courses are highly career focused, combining study with elements of work-based learning. You will be able to take advantage of our links to industry to gain knowledge and work experience that will help you stand out in the crowd when it comes to going for the job you want.

Foundation Degree in Media Production

Higher Education

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

Foundation Degree in Business Management

Foundation Degree in Early Years Extended Degree in Engineering and Technology Extended Degree in Science HND Art and Design HND Music HND Performing Arts HND Sport

What’s more, our partnership with the University of Hertfordshire means our full-time HE students have access to the University’s facilities, including its outstanding Learning Resources Centre and amazing sports facilities, so you will get the best of both worlds.

HNC Construction and the Built Environment HNC Civil Engineering HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering

How to apply Did you know? Students holding offers on Extended and Foundation Degrees are able to apply for accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield.

For full-time Foundation Degrees, full-time HNDs and Extended Degrees please apply through UCAS:

www.ucas.co.uk/apply For part-time Foundation Degree courses please apply directly to the University of Hertfordshire. You can access their on-line application form by going to www.herts.ac.uk and following ‘How to Apply’. For part-time HNCs and HNDs please apply online at: www.oaklands.ac.uk

For full programme information please see our Higher Education Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

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Access to Higher Education

Do you want to study at university but don’t have the right qualifications? Do you need a degree to get on in your career? Maybe you want to change career? Access to HE courses are specifically designed for students who haven’t got the academic qualifications to get onto Higher Education courses. These well-respected qualifications provide students with the skills they need to be successful.

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Our recognised qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to progress onto a degree course at university. You will study courses relevant to the degree you wish to take. Each Access Pathway has been designed to provide students with the knowledge that they need to be successful. In addition you will develop your study skills, academic writing, research skills etc. Throughout you will be supported by a personal tutor. Your tutor will also help with that important UCAS application. Our lecturers have extensive knowledge in their subject areas and are dedicated to helping you achieve your ambition. Dependent on the pathway you choose, you will attend lessons, lectures and laboratory sessions and undertake self-study.

Access to Higher Education

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

We offer the following pathways: Access to Nursing / Midwifery Subjects include biology, chemistry, psychology, ethics and the role of the nurse. Specifically designed for anyone wishing to pursue a career in nursing, midwifery and other medical roles..

Access to Higher Education

Access to Health and Social care / Social Work Subjects include biology, chemistry, psychology and sociology. Specifically designed for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the Heath Care Sector or in Social Work.

Level 3 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

What you need Generally, you will have been out of formal education for a year. You will have a clear idea of the career path you wish to follow or the subject that you wish to study. We will invite you to an interview with one of the team. We will check your existing qualifications and make sure that Access to HE is right for you. Access to HE is not the right course for everyone so we will talk through your options. We will also assess your current skills in English and Maths. Typically you will have a GCSE in English and Maths at Grade C or Grade 4 or above or an equivalent (perhaps a qualification obtained abroad). You may also need specific experience or a subject specific qualification. Haven’t got these but still interested? We may still be able to help you achieve your place in Higher Education. In some cases a GCSE can be studied alongside the Diploma.

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Access to Science Subjects: biology, chemistry, physics and maths. Access to IT Subjects include programming, computer networks and graphics and animation. Access to Forensic Science and Criminology Subjects include biology, chemistry, criminology and social psychology. Access to Humanities Subjects include English literature, history, philosophy & sociology enabling progression to a variety of subjects at degree level including journalism, law, philosophy, sociology, history & business. Access to Pharmacy This covers a range of specialist pharmaceutical units as well as having a strong emphasis on both biology and chemistry. You will have the opportunity to study all three subjects to give a balanced view of skills to enable progression to pharmacy. What you can do next Successful completion can enable you to progress onto a degree course in a relevant subject.

80% of students on the programme in 2017 completed the course with the majority achieving a place at their first choice university.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Apprenticeships Kick off your career with an apprenticeship Our Apprenticeship programme is the perfect way to kick-start your career. It combines working in a real business with study towards technical qualifications needed for your job role. It is the ideal solution for forward thinking, savvy individuals who want to develop their career, gain qualifications up to degree level and with the benefit that you don’t incur student debt.

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Why do an apprenticeship? Choosing to do an apprenticeship means that you open yourself to excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace. You will be employed in an organisation for a minimum of 30 hours per week and receive standard employee benefits. You will be paid at least £3.70 per hour and often receive a higher salary.

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An apprenticeship at Oaklands allowed 95% of our apprentices to work in their chosen career area

An apprenticeship at Oaklands helped 91% of our apprentices grow their confidence

84% of Oaklands apprentices are employed full-time after they complete their apprenticeship

Apprenticeships

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

There are four levels of apprenticeship: Apprenticeship

Intermediate Level 2

Advanced Level 3

Higher Levels 4 - 5

Degree Levels 6 - 7

Equivalent

5 GCSEs at Grades 3-9

A Levels

Foundation Degree

Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s

To start an apprenticeship you must already be employed within the industry you wish to train in. If you don’t have a job already, we can help you secure employment with apprenticeship training. Entry requirements are specific to individual apprenticeship programmes and full details will be discussed with you.

Talk to our Apprenticeship Team on

01727 737000

The apprenticeship programmes we offer are listed on the next page. For full details please see our Apprenticeship Guide. To find out more visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships Email: apprenticeships@oaklands.ac.uk or pick up our Apprenticeship Guide.

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Engineering

Management

l Intermediate Apprenticeship in Improving

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Team Leader/

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering

l Higher Apprenticeship in Operations/

Operational Performance (PEO) Manufacture

l Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering

Supervisor Management (S)

Department Management (S)

Computing and Information Technology

Manufacture

l Advanced Apprenticeship

in Food & Drink Maintenance Engineer (S)

l Intermediate Apprenticeship

in IT Application Specialist

l Advanced Apprenticeship IT Software,

Construction/Civil Engineering

Web & Telecoms Professional

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction

Technical – Civil Engineering for Technician

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction

Technical – Construction Contracting Operations

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction

Technical – Town Planning

l Higher Apprenticeship in Site Supervision –

Construction Management

l Higher Apprenticeship

in Cyber Security Technologist (S)

Construction l Intermediate Apprenticeship in

Construction Building – Painting & Decorating

l Intermediate Apprenticeship in

Construction Building – Maintenance Operations

Business

l Intermediate Apprenticeship in

Construction Building – Carpentry & Joinery

l Intermediate Apprenticeship

in Business Administration

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction

l Advanced Apprenticeship

Building – Carpentry & Joinery

in Business Administration

l Intermediate Apprenticeship in

l Higher Apprenticeship

Construction Building – Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)

in Business & Professional Administration

l Advanced Apprenticeship

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction

in Event Assistant (S)

Building – Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)

l Advanced Apprenticeship

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Installation/

in Accounting Assistant (S)

Maintenance Electrician (S)

l Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing

Customer Service l Intermediate Apprenticeship in Customer

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing

Service Practitioner (S)

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@ Oaklands Children and Early Years

Horticulture and Greekeeping

l Intermediate Apprenticeship

l Intermediate Apprenticeship

l Advanced Apprenticeship

l Advanced Apprenticeship

l Intermediate Apprenticeship

l Intermediate Apprenticeship in Amenity

l Advanced Apprenticeship

l Advanced Apprenticeship in Amenity

in Support Teaching & Learning in Support Teaching & Learning in Early Years Educator in Early Years Educator

Health & Social Care l Intermediate Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

in Golf Greenkeeping (S) in Golf Greenkeeping

Horticulture (Horticulture Pathway)

Horticulture (Horticulture Pathway & Sports Turf Management) (S) = Apprenticeship Standard which has replaced the Apprenticeship Framework

in Adult Care Worker (S)

l Advanced Apprenticeship

in Lead Adult Care Worker (S)

Hospitality & Catering l Intermediate Apprenticeship

in Commis Chef (S)

l Intermediate Apprenticeship

in Hospitality Team Member (S)

l Advanced Apprenticeship

in Hospitality Supervisor (S)

Research shows that apprentices earn, on average, around ÂŁ77,000 more over their lifetime than other employees, and this figure rises to ÂŁ117,000 for those who have completed an Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Hair l Intermediate Apprenticeship

in Hair Professional (S)

l Advanced Apprenticeship

in Hair Professional

Science l Advanced Apprenticeship

in Laboratory Technician (S)

To find the right Apprenticeship for you, contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01727 737000 or by emailing apprenticeships@oaklands.ac.uk You can also review all our Apprenticeship opportunities on the Oaklands website, or find out more in our Apprenticeship Guide.

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Work Based Learning Education & Training Courses for People in Employment We offer a range of flexible courses that allow you to gain formal recognition and academic credit (NVQ) for learning that occurs in the workplace. These courses are ideal if you are

looking to upskill in your chosen industry and keep the benefit of an income while working towards a qualification that will improve your chances of progression within the workplace.

Business Support

Horticulture/ Sports Turf Management

l Customer Service Level 2 l Customer Service Level 3 l Team Leading Level 2 l Management Level 4

Childcare l Support Teaching and Learning Level 2 l Support Teaching and Learning Level 3 l Early Years Educator Level 2 l Early Years Educator Level 3

Construction l Brickwork Level 2 and Level 3 l Electrical Level 3 l Plumbing Level 2 and 3 l Wood Operations Level 2 and 3

(Site and Bench Carpentry)

Health and Social Care l Health and Social Care Level 2 l Health and Social Care Level 3

l Diploma in Horticulture Level 2 l Diploma in Horticulture Level 3 l Diploma in Greenkeeping Level 2 l Diploma in Greenkeeping Level 3

Hospitality l Hospitality Services Level 2 l Professional Cookery Level 2

Finance l AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1 l AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 l AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3

You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the cost of a L3 or above qualification. Visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan to find out more.

For more information please contact the Work Based Learning Team on 01727 737 000 223


AAT L2 Certificate in Accounting Level 2

AAT L3 Diploma in Accounting Level 3

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

What you need You may be new to accounting or may already be working in an accounts department. There are no formal entry requirements but you will need to have completed the AAT Skillscheck (available on the AAT website) at Level 2. You will also need to register as an AAT student. What you will learn You will learn the following: l the role of the Books of Prime Entry l principles of coding l the double entry bookkeeping system l use of the Journal

Full Time

1 Year

St Albans Campus

Work Based Learning

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

What you need AAT Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Relevant work experience would be considered provided you have completed the AAT Skillscheck (available on the AAT website) at level 3. You will need to be registered with the AAT and be a current student member in order to sit the assessments for Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. What you will learn The course consists of seven units and covers: l Accounts Preparation I and II l Cash Management l Costs and Revenues l Indirect Tax

l Control Accounts l to process receipts, payments, purchases

and sales invoices l to maintain the Cash Book and Petty Cash Book l to reconcile a Bank Statement with the Cash Book l to process ledger transactions from the books of prime entry l to extract and prepare an initial Trial Balance l the basic principles of Costing l Cost recording systems l to provide information on actual and expected costs l to work with a Computerised Accounting Software (e.g. SAGE).

l Professional Ethics in Accounting l Finance & Spreadsheet Software

What you can do next This Level 3 Diploma provides progression to the Level 4 (Technician status) Diploma in Accounting. The qualification is much valued by employers and thus its achievement provides opportunities for employment in accounting and finance roles.

What you can do next You could progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and/or progress into employment in accounting roles, such as Accounts/Finance Clerk or Bookkeeper.

AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and respected and are based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge.

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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How to find us St Albans Campus Set in picturesque parkland, the St Albans Campus combines state of the art teaching and learning facilities with the wide open countryside space required for our excellent landbased and sport curriculum areas. St Albans Campus is approximately one and a half miles from St Albans station and town centre.

DISCOUNTED

TRAVEL SCHEME

Parking An automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system is in operation. Payment can be made at onsite machines, by telephone or online.

St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0JA SatNav users: AL4 0XR

Travel for less with Uno. If the bus is pink and begins with a 6 you can use it. The scheme entitles you to UNLIMITED travel on Uno buses within Hertfordshire and North London from just ÂŁ1. See page 16 for full details.

The Hub Civic Centre St Peter’s Street St Albans AL1 3JE

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Contact Centre: 01727 737000

Oaklands College is also present in The Hub at the Council Offices in St Albans. You can find us there on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10.00am and 2.00pm when can get information, advice and guidance on all our courses.

info@oaklands.ac.uk

www.oaklands.ac.uk


Welwyn Garden City Campus The attractive Welwyn Garden City Campus is close to the town’s Howard Centre which includes shopping facilities and a mainline rail link to Stevenage, Letchworth and St Pancras International.

Parking There is no student car parking on campus during the day. Public parking is available nearby and daily rates apply.

Borehamwood Opening March 2019

Welwyn Garden City Campus, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL8 6AH

How to find us

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2019/20

163 Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1JY

For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Contact Centre: 01727 737000

info@oaklands.ac.uk

www.oaklands.ac.uk


Oaklands College Term Dates 2019/20 Term 1 Monday 9th September – Monday 16th December 2019 (Half-term 28th October – 1st November)

Term 2 Monday 6th January – Friday 3rd April 2020 (Half-term 17th – 21st February)

Term 3 Monday 20th April – Monday 29th June 2020 (Half-term 25th – 29th May)

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