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Higher Education

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Course Guide

2019 2020

Oaklands College

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Higher Education Courses at

Oaklands College St Albans Campus

Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0JA

l FdSc Animal Management l HND Art and Design l HND Sport

Welwyn Garden City Campus The Campus, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL8 6AH

l FdA Business l FdA Early Years l FdA Media Production l HNC Construction and the Built Environment l HNC Civil Engineering l HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic engineering l HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering l Extended Degree Engineering & Technology l Extended Degree Science


Contents

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Welcome to Oaklands College

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Qualifications & Student Finance

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How to Apply

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Higher Education Animal Management

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Science 09 Creative Industries

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Business 12 Children & Early Years

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Construction & Civil Engineering

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Engineering 17 Sport 20 Higher Apprenticeships 21 University Campus St Albans 25 Additional General Information

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Welcome to Oaklands College Have you always wanted to study a Higher Education qualification but have been put off because of financial pressures, work or other commitments? 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. There are many benefits to studying Higher Education with us, including cost. Our fees are much lower than that of universities, and by studying locally, you’ll save on accommodation and travel costs. Our courses are taught in small groups by our passionate team of academics who are experts in their field, and will be able to give you the skills and knowledge you need to prepare yourself for your next career move. Courses are highly career focused, combining study with elements of workbased learning. You will be able to take advantage of our fantastic links to industry to gain knowledge and work experience that will make you stand out in the crowd when it comes to going for the job you want.

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We offer a broad range of Higher National Certificates, Diplomas and Foundation Degrees. Each course offers you the opportunity to progress onto university to extend your study and gain an Honours Degree. Some of our courses are available on a full or part-time basis, so you will be able to fit studying around your work and family life. What’s more, our partnership with the University of Hertfordshire means our Foundation Degree students have access to the University’s facilities, including its outstanding Learning Resources Centre and amazing sports facilities, so will get the get the best of both worlds. Plus students holding offers on Extended or Foundation Degrees are able to apply for accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire.

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Higher Education

Higher Education that Works We know how important having an outstanding learning environment can be in achieving your goals and we are investing in new and improved facilities to ensure you have the best possible learning experience. At Welwyn Garden City Campus our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) offers a modern, spacious environment, ideal for research and studying. The Engineering Resource Centre (ERC) offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including modern classrooms, CAD workshops and 3D printers where engineers of the future learn their skills. At our St Albans Campus, our award winning Discovery Centre is home to specialist art and design workshops, including a photography suite and ceramics studio. The Sports Zone includes a large indoor multi-sports hall, gym and floodlit artificial pitches with public viewing spaces.

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

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Qualifications & Student Finance Qualifications

Finance

Foundation Degrees

Students on both full and part-time Higher Education courses are eligible for student support through Student Finance England. The three main areas of student support in Higher Education are:

These are nationally recognised qualifications that take two years to complete, and are validated by the University of Hertfordshire. Once completed, you have the option to progress onto the second or third year at university to top up your qualification to achieve a full Honours Degree. Higher National Certificates and Diplomas These are high level qualifications designed to give you the skills you need to apply your knowledge to a particular job. Once completed, you have the option to apply via UCAS for direct entry into the second year of a Degree programme at university. Our Higher National Certificates and Diplomas are awarded by Pearson (Edexcel). Extended Degrees At Oaklands we offer Extended Degrees in Engineering & Technology and Science validated by the University of Hertfordshire. Once you have completed the initial year of your Extended Degree, you’ll have the opportunity to progress on to a range of undergraduate programmes at the University subject to meeting the required tariff and any additional entry requirements.

Tuition fees You will not need to pay any tuition fees upfront. Students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to support or cover the cost of the fees when studying a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. Loan repayments will not start until you have finished studying and you are earning at least £25,000 a year. All loans are written off after 30 years. For the 2019-20 academic year, the fee for each Foundation Degree is £6,165 a year. The fee for a full-time HNC or HND is £6,000 a year. For part-time fees please contact us directly. If you decide to progress to an Honours Degree at the University of Hertfordshire after completing a Foundation Degree, your fees for that year will be in line with the current University fee for your course. Maintenance loans for living costs As well as the loan to cover your tuition fees, full-time undergraduates are eligible for a loan to support living costs, which can be used to cover bills, accommodations and additional materials needed for study, such as books. The amount you can borrow depends on your circumstances and whether you are living away from home. This loan must be repaid. You can find out more about student finance by visiting: www.gov.uk/student-finance.

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If you are looking to apply for a full-time Higher National Diploma or a full-time Foundation Degree programme you need to apply via UCAS.

Higher Education

How to apply Visit the UCAS website at

www.ucas.com and apply for courses by creating an account. You will need the institution code, campus code and course code, which can be found on the individual course pages in this guide.

Higher Education Student Bursary The purpose of the Higher Education student bursary is to provide students with financial assistance towards the cost of travel and/or course materials. The bursary is assessed on an individual basis and is subject to eligibility criteria including household income and average attendance on course. Bursary payments and conditions are currently under review and subject to change so please contact the college for further information. Accommodation

For part-time HNC/HND please apply direct to Oaklands College. Visit

www.oaklands.ac.uk and apply online, or complete an application form available from the college, or call 01727 737000

Part-time Foundation Degree applications must be made on the standard university application form with the University of Hertfordshire.

Students holding offers on Extended and Foundation Degrees only are able to apply for accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield. Applications must be made online direct to the University at www.herts.ac.uk/universitylife/accommodation. Rooms will be allocated depending on availability and the deposit being paid on time. Applicants will automatically receive information regarding how to apply when they reach the correct UCAS stage.

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Animal Management

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Animal Management Level 4 Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

St Albans Campus

Introduction The Foundation Degree in Animal Management equips you with advanced specialist knowledge and skills that will assist with entry to and progression within the animal industry. You will be examining the science behind many aspects of the industry as well as developing your vocational skills and knowledge. The College has very strong links with potential employers who provide the work based element of the programme, giving you the extra skills that employers find desirable and a distinct advantage when starting your career.

Entry requirements l 48 or more UCAS points which must be made up of at least one full A level, a BTEC National Certificate, City & Guilds Diploma or equivalent. l GCSEs at Grade 4 / C or above in Maths, English Language and Science or equivalent. l Applicants who do not meet the above entry criteria, but who have either two years relevant experience and a science based level 3 qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. l You should also be able to demonstrate experience of practical animal husbandry and handling. Oaklands College has a diverse range of animal species, industry standard facilities and examples of management of natural and commercial animal habitats, which will be a significant advantage in your studies, which will include: Year 1 l Personal Development Planning l Small & Exotic Animal Husbandry l Anatomy & Physiology l Animal Nutrition l Livestock Husbandry & Welfare l Animal Health l Animal Physiology Year 2 l Law in Land-Based Industry l Enterprise & Business Ethics l Investigative Methods l Introduction to Animal l Behaviour Science l Animal Reproduction & Technology l Animal Conservation l Work Related Project A range of methods will be used to assess each module including end of module exams and coursework such as written reports and essays, presentations, time constrained tests, reflective blogs and practical assessments.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my college experience at Oaklands, having spent the past four years at the campus. I’ve studied from Level 2 and worked my way up to a Foundation Degree in Animal Management. The course has given me the platform to develop my skills and learn more about what field I want to specialise in (herpetology). Evan Woodstock Foundation Degree in Animal Management

Progression If you would like to continue your studies you may be able to progress to a ‘top-up’ Honours Degree. If you are already working in the animal industry, your Foundation Degree will open up opportunities to progress to higher level or alternative occupations. Some of the roles our graduates have moved into include: wild animal keeper and trainer, assistant kennel manager, animal technician, college lecturer, trainee veterinary nurse and animal charity officer. How to apply: UCAS Cose: D300 Institution Code: H36 Campus Code: O

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Animal Management

Science

Extended Degree in Science Level 4 1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

Introduction If you’d like to study for a degree in science but don’t have the right qualifications, you can apply for this Extended Degree. It’s a one year introductory science and maths course preparing you to continue your degree at the University of Hertfordshire.

Entry requirements 48 or more UCAS points including one GCE A Level or equivalent

You will gain a good grounding in science modules that will prepare you for progression to your chosen degree specialism. You will be assessed through coursework, exams, presentations and practical assignments.

Modules l Introductory Biology l Introductory Chemistry l Introductory Physics l Individual Project

We currently offer the following two pathways at Oaklands College: l Subjects Allied to Medicine (UCAS Code B902) l Biological Science (UCAS code B900)

Plus GCSE Maths, English Language and Science at Grade 4 / C or above.

You will also have a range of optional modules to choose from related to your chosen degree specialism.

Science

Full Time

You will be required to take either Mathematics for Scientists or Mathematics in Semester A with Mathematics being optional in Semester B for those who have taken Mathematics for Scientists. Progression When you’ve successfully completed this initial year you’ll be able to carry on with your degree studies at the University of Hertfordshire. Depending on your grades you have the option of a number of science degrees including Nursing, Physics, Astrophysics, Pharmacy and Radiography and Imaging subject to meeting the required tariff and any additional entry requirements. How to apply: UCAS Code depends on chosen pathway Institution Code: H36 Campus Code: O

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

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Creative Industries

Higher National Diploma (HND) Art & Design Level 4 Full Time

Modules:

Level 5 2 Years

St Albans Campus

Introduction Encompassing a whole spectrum of art and design methods, the HND in Art and Design involves the pursuit of visual languages and imagery that hold particular meaning and significance to the artist/designer. You will gain the knowledge and skills to embark on a career in the creative, design and cultural industries including opportunities for work-based learning and experience in design. The 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. Our students benefit from talks from visiting artists and designers and also have the opportunity to participate in a number of national and international educational trips. During the course you will be encouraged to develop as an independent designer/practitioner and regularly exhibit your work.

Year one l Professional Development l Contextual Studies l Individual Project (Pearson-set) l Techniques and Processes l Media Practices l Material Practices l Printmaking l Visual Narratives Year two l Professional Practice l Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set) l Advanced Art Practice Studies l Advanced Life drawing l Digital Animation l Conceptual Practice Progression This course prepares you for a wide range of careers in the creative industries including Graphic Design, Textiles Design, Illustration, Fine Art, Product Design and Photography. How to apply: UCAS Code: W100 Institution Code: O12

During my time at Oaklands College, I have gained a lot of confidence in my own work, especially as a result of winning a competition to design a book cover in the first semester. The front and back digitally made cover designs for the pre-teen alien story ‘Ilnoblet Elmer and the Alien Water Thieves’ were selected by the author and the book was released on Amazon and as an e-Book. I have gained lots of experience and skills in a wide variety of media including 3D, creating structures using wood, wire, clay etc. I have learned a brand new skill that is prominent in my current project work which has included lino, screen-print, mono-print. Jamie Ridge HND Art & Design

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Foundation Degree (FdA) Media Production Level 4 Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

Introduction This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the pre-production, production and post-production processes for the film and television industries. You will develop the knowledge and skills required to produce content for film and television. You will study a broad selection of topics including short film drama and documentary production. Students are continuously engaged in work-based learning opportunities throughout the course to prepare for the workplace. These experiences are diverse and wide-ranging and have included students working on several productions including feature films. Each year, students also work as freelancers and produce their own work for external clients. Typically this work has included short films, music videos, promotional videos, advertisements and live event coverage. Work-based learning and entrepreneurship are intrinsic elements of the course and every student will have many opportunities.

Entry requirements 48 or more UCAS points which must be made up of at least one full GCE A level, a BTEC National Diploma/ Certificate or equivalent. GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 / D or above or equivalent. Mature students with GCSE English and Maths or equivalent, but lacking a Level 3 qualification will be considered on the basis of relevant experience and an appropriate portfolio of work.

Creative Industries

Creative Industries

Modules Year 1 l Work based learning: developing professional and employability skills l Work based learning: professional practice l Historical and contemporary context l Creative languages l Creative problem solving Year 2 l Contextual studies l Cultural and ethical debate l Creative vocational practice l Portfolio development l Final major project This course places a strong emphasis on getting you ready to work in this highly competitive creative industry. How to apply: UCAS Code: W283 Institution Code: H36 Campus O

You’re consistently surrounded in a professional environment which gives you the confidence to really unleash your creativity in the projects you want to create. Oaklands gives you almost complete creative freedom on the projects you work on, no matter how crazy the idea is, they will support you in any way they can to make sure your vision is how you want it.

Bradley Page completed his Foundation Degree at Oaklands before progressing onto the final year of an Honours Degree and then onto a Master’s University of Hertfordshire.

Out of the four years I spent at University, the two years at Oaklands were by far the best and most memorable, if it was possible to obtain a BA or MA at the college, I would have done so. Bradley Page Foundation Degree in Media Production

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Business

Foundation Degree (FdA) Business Management Level 4 Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

Introduction This course has been developed in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and will give you an excellent grounding in Business Management with an emphasis on personal development and employability. You will study the fundamentals of business within organisations along with core functions including marketing, accounting, law and human resource management. You will have the opportunity to take part in a workbased learning project. This gives you invaluable work experience and practical knowledge of the world of business. Entry requirements l 48 or more UCAS points which must include one full GCE A Level, a BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or equivalent. l GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 / D or above (or equivalent). GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above required for Business (Accounting) pathway. l Applications from those with experience and working in relevant employment and with relevant experience, but who do not fully meet the entry criteria above will be considered on an individual basis.

plus modules from your specialism. If you choose the general Business Management route we advise you to take one module from each pathway. Progression The Foundation Degree is a standalone qualification, however completion will enable you to progress onto the third year of an appropriate BA (Hons) degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Alternatively you could seek employment and progress to a professional business qualification such as AAT, ILM, CIPD or CIM. How to apply: UCAS Code: N101 Institution Code: H36 Campus Code: O

Theresa McMullan

Obed Eyison

Since I made the decision to enrol on the business management foundation degree, my knowledge and skills have grown exceptionally. This is due to the support and encouragement that the tutors offer. They are always on hand to help you and as the group size is small, you get the support that’s needed throughout the degree. With the tools I have learned through doing this course I’m excited for what the future holds for me.

The Foundation Degree in Business Management at Oaklands College has helped me build a solid foundation in the basics of business in all departments (marketing, development, strategy, etc). I have learned to work with other people whilst strengthening my own confidence and understanding. The teachers are also extremely helpful and are willing to go out of their way to ensure you reach your potential.

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Modules: l Accounting for Managers l Business Law l Developing the Business Professional l Economics for Business l Introduction to Human Resources Management l Methods and Systems for Business Decisions l Principles of Marketing l Introduction to Research Methods l Enterprise l Exploring Business Ethics l Global Business l Work Based Learning Project

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Foundation Degree Business Management with Accounting Level 4 Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

Foundation Degree Business Management with Law Level 4 Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

Introduction This pathway is designed to develop your understanding of the role and use of accounting within business and business decision making. You will cover accounting techniques and explore how to prepare financial statements for different types of business enterprise.

Introduction This pathway is designed to give you the skills and expertise necessary to enter a career in Law. It will develop your understanding of the role of business in society and develop knowledge of the main functional areas; accounting, marketing and human resources.

Modules: Modules include all those listed opposite, plus:

Modules: Modules include all those listed opposite, plus:

l Analysing Financial Information

l Contract and Commercial Law (double module)

l Financial Management

l English and European Legal Systems and Procedures

l Management Accounting for Business Decisions

You will acquire a knowledge of UK and European laws by examining and demonstrating principles of contract and commercial law and applying them to business scenarios. You will identify, interpret and explain standard clauses in business contracts.

You will gain a specialist knowledge of the main theories and practices of how organisations are financed, the allocation and management of financial resources within companies and the role of accounting as a guiding mechanism for managerial decision-making. How to apply: UCAS Code: NIN3 Institution Code: H36 Campus Code: O

Business

Business

How to apply: UCAS Code: N1MC Institution Code: H36 Campus Code: O

Foundation Degree Business Management with Marketing Level 4

Level 5

Modules: Modules include all those listed opposite, plus: l Marketing Communications

Full Time

2 Years

Welwyn Garden City

Introduction You will study the principles of marketing and marketing communications as well as developing a strategic awareness of how marketers develop products and services to build a superior proposition. You will also examine how decisions are made and how they impact the organisation.

l Marketing Planning l Product Innovation

This course covers a range of modules including core business functions. In your second year you will undertake a work-based marketing focused project with an employer, giving you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in a practical environment. How to apply: UCAS Code: N1N5 Institution Code: H36 Campus Code: O

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Children & Early Years

Foundation Degreee (FdA) Early Years Level 4

Level 5

Part Time 2 Years – 1 day per week over 3 semesters Welwyn Garden City Introduction The Foundation Degree in Early Years is the ideal next step if you have already got a relevant Level 3 qualification and experience in childcare. It has been developed in consultation with childcare employers and is designed to give you the valuable skills employers expect. You will build on your existing experience in working with children and you will study a range of modules relevant to the sector. Our experienced staff and excellent links with employers will enable you to develop your knowledge to a higher level in a supportive environment. You will be encouraged to think critically and reflect on your practice which will help you develop your career or continue with your studies. Entry requirements l A relevant Level 3 qualification. l GCSE Maths with 4 points or at Grade D or above and English Language at Grade C or above. Please note applicants wishing to progress into teaching must have Grade C or above. l You will require a satisfactory DBS screening. l A paid or voluntary job in an early years setting is also required.

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Modules: l Early Years Policy and Practice l The Developing Child l Perspectives on Early Years l Play and Learning l Wellbeing l Special Education Needs and Disabilities in Early Years l Leadership and Management in Early Years Practice l Collaborative Practice You will be assessed through assignments, case studies, presentations and other assignment tasks. Progression Your Foundation Degree is a well recognised and valued qualification within the Early Years sector that will enable you to work as a senior practitioner. Successful completion could also allow you to move onto a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education at the University of Hertfordshire. How to apply: Apply direct to University of Hertfordshire

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Children & Early Years

Children & Early Years

Charlotte Wright

Mercedes Bar-Joseph

FD Early Years

FD Early Years

Working 4 days a week at a local nursery and studying 1 day a week at Oaklands College has given me the freedom to earn a living whilst working towards my Degree.

Whilst studying, I work part-time doing agency work, school pick-ups and working in a local nursery, it’s a great opportunity to be able to put the theory that I learn from my studies into practise and helps towards developing an understanding of the industry.

The college learning experience has been fantastic, the course is engaging and challenging whilst the tutors and support systems in place make studying a degree-level course an achievable target. I would wholeheartedly encourage any prospective student thinking about applying for a Higher Education subject and part-time degree to 100% do it. We are fortunate to have a great lecturer who offers individual tutorship across the course and my fellow students studying alongside me have all worked together to help each other through. It’s a supportive learning environment and you feel like part of a family.

The foundation degree will provide me with a platform to progress into further education, I plan on studying a BA top-up after finishing my degree and eventually pursuing Qualified Teacher Status.

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

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Construction

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Construction & the Built Environment Level 4

Level 5

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Civil Engineering Level 4

Part Time

Part Time

2 Years – 1 day per week

2 Years – 1 day per week

Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Garden City

Introduction This course is designed to prepare you for a range of technical, professional and managerial careers in construction. Entry requirements l 48 or more UCAS points including one full GCSE A Level or a BTEC Level 3 in Construction. l GCSE Maths (Higher paper) and English Language at Grade 4 / C or above. l You must be employed in the construction industry. You will study a range of modules covering practical construction skills together with the underlying theoretical and scientific concepts. You will be assessed using a variety of methods including examinations, assignments, time constrained assessments, presentations and work based projects. Modules: l Individual Project (Pearson-set) l Construction Technology l Science and Materials l Construction Practice and Management l Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction l Construction Information(Drawing, Detailing, Specification) l Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out l Plus one additional optional unit. How to apply: Apply direct to Oaklands College

Emma Darvell

HNC Construction and the Built Environment - Year 2

Level 5

Introduction 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. Entry requirements l 48 or more UCAS points including two GCE A levels or equivalent (BTEC National Certificate merit grade) l Five GCSEs including Maths (Higher paper) and English Language at Grade 4 / C or above l Have achieved a PDA with a 5 unit award in Civil Engineering Studies or have achieved an Edexcel Advanced VCE e.g. Construction and the Built Environment l You must be employed in the construction industry Over the two years you will study a range of modules covering practical civil engineering skills and underlying theoretical and scientific concepts. Modules: l Individual Project (Pearson-set) l Construction Technology l Science and Materials l Construction Practice and Management l Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) l Mathematics for Construction l Principles of Structural Design l Plus one additional optional unit You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including case studies, examinations, assignments, time constrained assessments and work based projects. How to apply: Apply direct to Oaklands College

The HNC in Construction and the Built Environment has helped me gain a broad understanding of the industry, covering a wide range of interesting topics. This has helped me develop within my job role.

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Engineering

Level 4

Construction

Higher National Certificate/ Diploma (HNC/HND) Electrical & Electronic Engineering Level 5

Part Time HNC two years followed by HND one year (one day per week)

Introduction This is a professional qualification for those in or wishing to work within the electronics industry. This nationally recognised programme takes two years of part- time study, attending for one extended day each week. The utilisation of electrical power and application of electronic devices and systems encompasses a wide range of technical applications within industry, commerce and consumer electronics. Entry requirements l 48 or more UCAS points including two GCE A Levels or equivalent (National Certificate). l Plus five GCSEs including maths (Higher Paper), English and science at Grade 4 / C or above You will develop an understanding of electrical science, engineering principles and associated technologies.

Did you know?... The UK’s electronics industry contributes £80 billion to the UK economy with the UK being the largest European market for highend consumer electronics products like HD TVs, Blu-Ray and DVD players, MP3 players, mobile phones and game consoles.

HNC Modules: l Engineering Design l Engineering Maths l Engineering Science l Managing a Professional Engineering Project l Engineering Management l Quality and Process Improvement l Mechanical Principles l Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

Engineering

Welwyn Garden City

HND Modules: l Research Project l Professional Engineering Management l Further Mathematics l Industrial Systems l Virtual Engineering l Sustainability l Industrial Power l Electronics and Storage Progression: After successful completion of the HNC you could directly enrol on to an Engineering Degree at University depending upon your grades and units taken. Alternatively you could study for a further year to achieve an HND. How to apply: Apply direct to Oaklands College

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Engineering

Higher National Certificate/ Diploma (HNC/HND) Mechanical Engineering Level 4

Level 5

Part Time HNC two years followed by HND one year (one day per week) Welwyn Garden City Introduction 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. Entry requirements l 48 or more UCAS points including two GCE A Levels or equivalent (National Certificate). l Plus five GCSEs including maths (Higher Paper), English and science at Grade 4 / C or above l Applications from those with experience and working in relevant employment and with relevant experience, but who do not fully meet the entry criteria above will be considered on an individual basis. You’ll study a range of modules covering engineering skills and underlying theoretical and scientific concepts as well as developing skills in professional management and communication.

Did you know?...

HNC Modules: l Engineering Design l Engineering Maths l Engineering Science l Managing a Professional Engineering Project l Engineering Management l Quality and Process Improvement l Mechanical Principles HND Modules: l Research Project l Professional Engineering Management l Further Mathematics l Industrial Systems l Virtual Engineering l Sustainability l Advanced Mechanical Principles Progression: You could directly enrol on to an Engineering Degree at University on successful completion of the HNC depending upon your grades and units taken. Alternatively you could study for a further year to achieve an HND. How to apply: Apply direct to Oaklands College

The mechanical engineering sector employs around 274,300 skilled professionals, working across a range of different environments.

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Engineering

Engineering

Extended Degree Engineering & Technology Level 4 Full Time

1 Year

Welwyn Garden City

Introduction If you’d like to study for a degree in Engineering but don’t have the right qualifications, you can apply for this BEng/ BSc Extended degree. It’s a one year introductory maths and engineering course preparing you to continue your degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Entry requirements l 48 or more UCAS points including two GCE A levels or equivalent (BTEC National Certificate merit grade). l Plus five GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above including English, Maths (Higher Paper) and appropriate science or technology subjects. l Have achieved a PDA with a 5 unit award in Civil Engineering Studies or have achieved an Edexcel Advanced VCE e.g. Construction and the Built Environment This course provides you with an opportunity to build your understanding of engineering in a college environment enabling you to continue on your degree course. You will spend three days a week at college and one day a week at the University of Hertfordshire’s engineering facilities.

Modules: You’ll cover all the fundamental areas you need to work in the engineering industry, including materials and mechanical science, maths and statistics and electronics. This will provide you with the knowledge required to progress to the BEng or MEng qualification (dependent on your results). l Digital and Software Applications l Engineering and Material Science l Engineering studies and skills l Mathematics l Mechanical Science and Structures l Electrical Science and Digital Technology l Group Engineering project

Progression On successful completion you will be eligible to continue your studies on an engineering degree in one of the following areas; Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Technology, Medical Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electric and Electronic Engineering. It could also lead to a BSc in Digital Technology at the University of Hertfordshire. How to apply: Depends on pathway – please check www.herts.ac.uk for information Institution Code: H36 Campus Code: O

Did you know?... Engineering enterprises employ 5.4 million people in the UK.

James Tinnon

Extended Degree in Engineering & Technology I have been pleased with my experience as a student at Oaklands College. I’ve found the lessons to be effective and the course has been really enjoyable so far. I would thoroughly recommend students interested in studying Engineering to do so at Oaklands College.

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

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Sport

Higher National Diploma in Sport Level 4 Full Time

Level 5 2 Years

St Albans Campus

Introduction 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 Sports Zone at our St Albans Oaklands College offers state-of-the-art sporting facilities including two state-of-the-art floodlit astro pitches, Sports Hall containing two full-sized basket courts, fully equipped gym plus treatment rooms.

Entry requirements l 48 UCAS points including 2 A Levels or equivalent (L3 BTEC) in a related subject l GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above. This programme follows the Community Sport and Physical Activity pathway. Modules: l Physical activity, lifestyle and health l The sport landscape l Project management l Activity leadership l Inclusive sport l Sports marketing l Work exposure l Working with young people Progression On successful completion of the HND in Sport you could progress into employment in a role such as Sports Coaching, Health Promotion or Health & Fitness Management or onto the final year of a relevant degree course at university.

The HND in Sport can be combined with our Oaklands Wolves Athletics or Basketball Academies subject to successful trials. For further information visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/wolves

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Sport

Higher Apprenticeships Higher Apprenticeships are a great alternative to university.

Higher Apprenticeships

On a Higher Apprenticeship programme you receive training (both on and offthe-job), a salary and the opportunity to really start moving your career forward. They lead to the following nationally recognised qualifications: Level 4 and 5 – equivalent to a higher education certificate, higher education diploma or a foundation degree Entry requirements vary, but usually you will have already done an Advanced Apprenticeship or have a minimum of two A-levels. We have a dedicated Apprenticeship Team who are on hand for both students and employers to support them in their apprenticeship journey. For more information contact us on:

01727 737000

or email: apprenticeships@oaklands.ac.uk

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Higher Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration

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Higher Apprenticeship for Operations/Departmental Manager (Standard)

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Higher Apprenticeship in Cyber Security Technologist

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Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management/Civil Engineering

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Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering

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

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Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration Level 4 Full Time

Higher Apprenticeship for Operations/Departmental Manager (Standard) Level 5

2 Years

Full Time

St Albans Campus & Employer’s Workplace

St Albans Campus & Employer’s Workplace

What you need You will need to be working in a Business Administration role with responsibility for carrying out the activities of: an Office Manager, a Business Development Manager, an Executive Assistant or a Project Manager. What you will learn The Higher Apprenticeship in Business & Professional Administration is intended for individuals whose role involves carrying out a broad range of administrative activities. This includes being able to identify and resolve administrative problems, plan and manage projects, being able to plan, resource and direct the work of an administrative function, manage administrative workflows and effectively use both written and verbal communication in business. This also includes the knowledge related to business administration systems, project management, communicating in a business, operational management and managing self-development. You will develop and demonstrate technical and wider sector-related knowledge to underpin competence in your job role. The course will focus on the principles of business management in the wider context. What you can do next Depending on your long term career goals and objectives you may progress onto further or higher education or employment.

Introduction This Apprenticeship is ideal for an operations/ departmental manager, someone who manages teams and/or projects. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same. Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring. What you will learn This new Apprenticeship is designed to equip you with the skills to be a successful Manager and upon completion of this Apprenticeship, you will; l Be able to communicate organisation strategy and

team purpose.

l Be able to build a high-performing team by supporting

and developing individuals.

l Build trust with and across the team, using effective

negotiation and influencing skills, and managing any conflicts. l Be able to communicate effectively What you can do next On completion, apprentices can register as full members with the Chartered Management Institute and/or the Institute of Leadership & Management, and those with 3 years’ of management experience can apply for Chartered Manager status through the CMI.

Hugh Pettit L4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration I left University after a year as I didn’t enjoy the course or city, and rather than changing course or moving Uni I decided to begin on-the-job training.

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36 Months

Becoming part of a growing and very successful business whilst also gaining some excellent business knowledge has been fantastic. I think the full time work has massively boosted my confidence in the working world, which is something I would have severely missed out on if I had stayed at university

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Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeship in Cyber Security Technologist Level 4

Level 5

Full Time 24 - 30 Months. Day release one day per week Welwyn Garden City Campus Employer’s Workplace Introduction As a Cyber Apprentice, you will develop and apply practical knowledge of information security to deliver solutions that fulfil an organisation’s requirements.

Entry requirements You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and be within a role in which your responsibilities relate to security of IT systems.

The primary role of a Cyber Security Technologist is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect organisations systems and people.

What you will learn

The role focusses on the technical side of work in areas such as security design & architecture, security testing, investigations & response as well as the risk analysis side on areas such as operations, risk, governance & compliance. Whether focussed on the technical or risk analysis side, all Apprentices in this occupation work to achieve required security outcomes in a legal and regulatory context in all parts of the economy.

l Network and Digital Communications Theory

The role is particular suited to those working as Cyber Operations Manager, Security Architect, Penetration Tester, Risk Analyst, Intelligence Researcher, Cyber Security Specialist, Information Security Analyst, Governance & Compliance Analyst, Forensics & Incident Response Analyst, Security Engineer, Information Security Auditor, Security Administrator.

You will undertake the following knowledge modules: l Cyber Security Introduction l Security Case Development and Design Good Practice l Security Technology Building Blocks l Employment of Cryptography

The course integrates relevant work place experience to knowledge modules. This apprenticeship is recognised for entry to both IISP and BCS Associate Membership and for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence. What you can do next Further study options are available in this field at Level 5 and onwards through degree and degree level Apprenticeships.

All Apprentices need be employed in an organisation for a minimum of 30 hours per week. All Apprentices will complete Functional Skills in Maths & English. However if you have already achieved GCSEs at Grade 4 / C in Maths & English, or equivalent qualifications, you may not need to undertake Functional Skills.

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

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Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management/Civil Engineering

Level 4

Level 4 Part Time

Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering

Full Time

42 months

24 - 36 Months

Welwyn GC Campus & Employer’s Workplace

Welwyn GC Campus & Employer’s Workplace Introduction The Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management is designed for those who have already completed a Level 3 Advanced Construction Management Apprenticeship or who have achieved A levels in STEM subjects, wish to progress to level 4 and are employed in a suitable role You will be working within a role concerned with built environment projects, providing assistance to the Site Manager to manage staff and budgets. You will ensure that contracts are delivered on time and to cost through management of staff, other resources, deliveries, overall costs and quality. What you will learn You will study towards NVQ Level 4 in the workplace, the units of which will be mapped to your job role and responsibilities. You will attend College on a day release basis to complete a L4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. At the end of the Apprenticeship, you will be able understand; l Construction Technology l Science and Materials l Construction Practice and Management

What you need The Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering is designed for those who have completed a Level 3 Advanced Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship and are undertaking a role with management responsibility including managing engineering operations, a team of engineers or engineering projects. What you will learn Higher Apprentices will study towards NVQ Level 4 in the workplace and attend college on a day release basis to complete an HNC in Engineering. The HNC includes teaching teaching focussed on; l Analytical Methods for Engineers l Engineering Science, l Project Design Implementation and Evaluation

What you can do next This apprenticeship is recognised as meeting the requirements of Eng Tech registration and some of the professional requirements of Incorporated Engineer, and may also, where appropriate, provide progression to a Degree Apprenticeship, Degree in Engineering and possibly Chartered Engineer registration.

l Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction l Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing,

Specification)

l Surveying, Measuring & Setting out l Principles of Alternative Energy l Project Management

What you can do next The Higher Apprenticeship will allow you to progress onto a Degree or to employment within the construction industry in a range of careers.

All Apprentices need be employed in an organisation for a minimum of 30 hours per week. All Apprentices will complete Functional Skills in Maths & English. However if you have already achieved GCSEs at Grade 4 / C in Maths & English, or equivalent qualifications, you may not need to undertake Functional Skills.

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University Campus St Albans

Higher Apprenticeships

Curriculum

UCSA offers flexible and affordable degrees allowing people from all ages andbackgrounds to study whilst working. Studying with UCSA provides the dual benefit of undertaking a University of Hertfordshire Honours degree taught at Oaklands College (St Albans Campus) and the University of Hertfordshire. Our flexible study pathways enable you to combine study with work so you can “earn and learn�. Study often combines evening, weekend and online learning.

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

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BA/Graduate Diploma Leadership and Professional Development

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BA Business Management and Innovation BA Business Management and Innovation (Top Up)

UCSA

UCSA is a joint venture between the University of Hertfordshire and Oaklands College.

UCSA offers you high quality learning at an affordable price. You may also be eligible to access the part time tuition fee loan for Higher Education that makes studying for a degree far more affordable than you may realise. You will be taught by staff with substantial professional and academic experience. You will also have full access to the rich learning resources of the University of Hertfordshire as well as wide range of other facilities if you take one of our part time degrees. We are committed to producing graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to make a real difference in a complex and rapidly changing world. For further information please visit

www.uc-sa.co.uk

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

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UCSA

BA Business Management and Innovation

BA Business Management and Innovation (Top Up)

Introduction The BA Hons Business Management & Innovation is a University of Hertfordshire Degree delivered at University Campus St Albans (located within Oaklands College). This course is studied part-time over 3 years and 4 months.

Introduction If you have successfully completed your Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in the field of Business, you can now progress into your final year of a Business Degree on a one year part time basis.

This exciting degree is aimed at enthusiastic individuals who want to make a difference in the workplace and designed for those of you who are already in employment or are actively seeking to enter/return to the workplace. If you are interested in understanding how innovation and entrepreneurship can help businesses grow, want to participate in live projects with real companies for your learning, and if this is the right time for a challenge, then this is the degree for you. There is a focus on the development of skills that employers want, so that on completion of the degree, you will be a rich asset to any organisation. Key features: l An innovative part-time degree l Incorporates both face-to-face and online learning l September, February or May start dates available l Reduced costs of studying for a degree by up to 50% l Taught at Oaklands College (one evening a week) and University of Hertfordshire (one Saturday a month) l Gain an Institute of Leadership and Management certificate and recognition l Opportunities to attain a range of accredited University awards to reflect the credits achieved (e.g. Certificate in Higher Education, Diploma in Higher Education)

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If you want to learn in smaller group learning and combine study with work, this maybe the route for you. You will also be able to save at least 40% on your standard tuition fees. You can continue with your degree studies on a part time basis enabling you to combine work alongside study with a direct entry into the final year of a University of Hertfordshire business degree. The Degree has a focus on innovation and enterprise but will also include related content of a business management degree. This degree is delivered by University Campus St Albans and will typically combine weekly evening attendance with one Saturday a month. The course will involve attendance at both Oaklands College and the University of Hertfordshire. Some modules are also delivered online as well.

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UCSA

UCSA

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

BA/Graduate Diploma Leadership and Professional Development

Introduction The Programme is an exciting new honours level qualification in Construction Management. The programme is delivered part time – the primary delivery location is at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Campus but also at the University of Hertfordshire.

Introduction This innovative 12 month work related programme is designed for people within both the private, public and not for profit sectors who are interested in developing their own knowledge, capabilities and effectiveness to enhance their leadership or management role; the programme has been constructed in consultation with a wide range of employers. This programme is specifically designed for people who are typically either already in employment within substantive leadership or management roles but without formal academic qualifications. Your prior experience can be recognised and accredited.

The degree is available to companies as part of the new degree apprenticeship framework or to individuals seeking to study the degree on a part time basis only. The programme is informed by the professional construction management education standards at Chartered level from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The programme has been developed in close collaboration with Employers, Constructing Excellence and the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Key features: l Designed to enable direct entry at level 5 with a Higher National Certificate in Construction or related subject (or equivalent award). l The programme is CIOB accredited and includes complimentary student membership of CIOB. l Shaped and delivered in collaboration with BRE and Constructing Excellence l Delivery involves industry experts l Built around the contemporary challenges facing the industry l Specialist modules on both Building Information Management and Sustainable Construction l Includes off site visits to special projects (e.g. at BRE) l Includes student membership of Constructing Excellence. l Taught on a day release model (delivery takes place primarily at Oaklands College but also at the University of Hertfordshire during the summer semester) l Informed and developed with the Industry led trailblazer group and to be provided as part of a new degree apprenticeship.

Key features: l Innovative opportunity to gain recognition for prior experience l Lack of formal qualifications is not a barrier l Develop your leadership skills and capacity l Apply your learning to your own work role l Gain a degree within a year l Professionally accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management l Study workshop style in smaller groups l Taught by staff with both commercial and academic expertise l Student membership of Institute of Directors is included Successful completion of the programme may make you eligible to be considered for further study on a Master’s Degree or MBA at the Hertfordshire Business School.

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

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Information

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.

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. You will need to download the Uno app to make the most of the discounted travel scheme.

DISCOUNTED TRAVEL SCHEME

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The scheme entitles you to UNLIMITED travel on Uno buses within Hertfordshire and North London from just ÂŁ1. To see all available routes visit:

www.unobus.info

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

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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.

Welwyn Garden City Campus, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL8 6AH

Additional gerneral information

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Travelling to Campus by Train There are train links to St Albans and Welwyn Garden City town centres via ThamesLink. All students are eligible for a 16-25 Railcard which entitles you to 1/3 off rail fares. You can also apply if you are a mature student in full time study. The 16-25 Railcard costs £30. TheRailcard doesn’t just save you money on travel. It can save on days out, restaurants, hotels and more. For more information visit:

www.16-25railcard.co.uk For more information and to apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Information

Terms & Conditions The proposed course information contained in the brochure is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. However it is subject to update or change from time to time. You need to be aware that the brochure features three categories of Higher Education Programmes delivered at Oaklands College: l Extended Degrees and Foundation Degrees

validated by the University of Hertfordshire and delivered by Oaklands College (www.herts.ac.uk) l Higher National programmes validated by Pearsons and delivered by Oaklands College (www.oaklands.ac.uk) l Part time degree programmes validated by the University of Hertfordshire and delivered by University Campus St Albans Ltd (www.uc-sa.co.uk) Please always check the relevant website for the most recent course information. For each category of programme there are specific terms and conditions that apply. For further information please check the relevant website.

Useful links Contact Centre

01727 737000 info@oaklands.ac.uk www.oaklands.ac.uk

UCAS

www.ucas.com

Student Finance

www.gov.uk/student-finance

Student Loans Company www.slc.co.uk

Apprenticeships

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

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