Oaklands College Course Guide 2021-22

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or email admissions@oaklands.ac.uk We accept applications throughout the year, but recommend you apply as soon as possible to secure your place on the course you want. You can apply for more than one course. Our tutors and student advice team can help you with your final decision prior to enrolment.


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Contents

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Introduction.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 A Levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Animal Management & Agriculture.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Applied Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Art Fashion & Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Children & Early Years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Computing & Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Construction Trades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Construction & Civil Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Engineering.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Equine Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 GCSEs & Skills for Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Hair & Beauty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Health & Social Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Horticulture & Landscaping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Hospitality & Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Learning for Independence & Future Employment (L.I.F.E). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Motor Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Performing Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Public Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Travel & Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Teacher Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Higher Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Access to Higher Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Apprenticeships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 How to Find Us. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Application Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Introduction

#whycollege

We are so much more than just a college.

Wide range of courses and opportunities

Amazing student progression

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

With such a vast amount of courses available you are sure to find the course for you.

Superb student support

Our student advisers are available to offer support and guidance for any personal, financial issues or college information.

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A wealth of work experience

We have excellent links with local employers and a dedicated team helping students complete in total over 100,000 hours of work experience each year.

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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.

Fantastic facilities

From our 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.

Expert tutors

With so many of our tutors coming from professional industries what better place to learn and improve.

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Discounted bus travel

Jump on a pink Uno bus (starting with a 6) and travel for less. Only ÂŁ1 a day if you download the Uno App.

Terrific trips

Over 500 student educational trips and visits organised each year.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Introduction

St Albans

Award winning facilities set within acres of wide open countryside... 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. l Adult

Short Courses Levels l Agriculture l Animal Management l Apprenticeships l Art, Fashion & Design l Brickwork & Construction Trades l Business l Carpentry l Computing & Technology l ESOL l Electrical Installation l Equine Studies l Higher Education l Hospitality & Catering l Horticulture l Motor Vehicle l Plumbing l Public Services l Sports Studies & Academies l Springfield l Supported Internship l Supportive Learning l A

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St Albans

Campus highlights l Award

winning restaurant hall

l Multi-sports l Gym l Art,

design and fashion studios 3G pitches l Habitat animal centre l Equestrian Centre l Farm l Motor vehicle workshops l Construction workshops l Campus cafe l Learning Resources Centre l Student Careers & Advice Hub l Floodlit

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Introduction

Welwyn Garden City

A modern campus situated close to the town centre... 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. l Access

to Higher Education

l Apprenticeships l Applied

Science

l Business

l Childcare

l Computing

& Technology & Civil Engineering l Employability Skills l Engineering l Hair & Beauty l Health & Social Care l Higher Education l Media l Music l Performing Arts l Supported Internship l Supportive Learning l Travel & Tourism l Construction

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Welwyn Garden City Campus highlights l Engineering

Resource Centre 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 Careers & Advice Hub l Campus cafe l Learning Resource Centre l Active8 Wellness Centre l CAD

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Oaklands Borehamwood... Oaklands Borehamwood is located on Elstree Way within walking distance of the station and with easy access to the A1. The new facility include a multi-purpose workshop and two large classrooms. Courses available at Borehamwood include English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), adult learning courses, Business, Construction and a range of other subject areas.

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St Albans Campus redevelopment The look and feel of our St. Albans campus is transforming over a five-year period. The first phase of the £62million redevelopment, the attractive residential Homestead building, opened in September 2020 and houses up to 80 students as well as two on-site residential wardens. Construction has already started on the ‘Evolution Centre’, the second phase of the redevelopment.

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This new teaching block will provide 49 new classrooms and will transform the learning experience of our students. This new building, occupying a central part of the campus, is due for completion in the summer, ready for teaching in Autumn 2021.

Homestead Residential Building

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

Evolution Centre

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Qualifications explained Not sure what level courses you can apply for? Have a look at the table below and match up your existing qualifications. Courses throughout this guide are colour coded to match and quickly show you the ones you could apply for. Entry Requirements

Study Programme

Level

No formal entry requirements

Entry Level Award Skills for Working Life

Further Training Level 1 course

Level

No formal entry requirements

BTEC Introductory Diploma BTEC Firsts City & Guilds Level 1 NVQ Level 1

Employment Further Training Level 2 course Intermediate Apprenticeship

Level

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

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

GCSEs Grades 4-9

Employment Further Training Level 3 course Advanced Apprenticeship

Level

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

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

A Levels Level 3 Diplomas Access Advanced Apprenticeship

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

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

A Levels

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

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

L4 = 1st year of Bachelor degree L5 = 2nd year of Bachelor degree

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

E 1

2 3

Level

4

Level

5

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Equivalent

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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. Your study programme will therefore comprise of the following four elements to help you achieve success:

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A nationally recognised qualification in the subject of your choice.

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3

4

Maths & English skills.

Development of employability skills and work experience.

Personal development skills.

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l Mental

l Maths

and English skills are highly regarded by employers and universities. l If you have a Grade 3/D or below in GCSE English and Maths you will be required to study either GCSE or functional skills at the appropriate level for you.

student will undertake work experience and we have a dedicated team to support you. l We have excellent relationships with local employers and companies. l We have a dedicated employability team to support your progression.

l Healthy

Lifestyles 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

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Careers and Personal Development

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.

Work Experience (WEX) Our Employability Mentors are here to assist you with all things WEX. This will include CV writing, personal statements and employability workshops. They will also help you to source and log WEX hours.

Careers Advice and Guidance We will provide you with impartial advice and guidance to support you to make informed decisions regarding your career and progression. You can book a 1:1 with a Careers advisor at either campus, as well as attend careers talks by employers, universities and apprenticeship providers.

Being Active The Active8 project encourages students from all courses and abilities to take part in sports and wellbeing activities.

Student Union At Oaklands we give all students the opportunity to have a voice. The OSU meet regularly throughout the year and run student led campaigns to engage and educate the student community.

Meet the team: Visit your Campus Careers and Advice Hub: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Work Experience

After impressing as a lighting assistant at a theatre company, Level 3 Media Production student, Ben Williamson was head-hunted to film a segment of The BRIT Awards Show 2020. Ben was part of the lighting crew for the prerecorded interview and performances. This involved rigging and wiring up the lighting used on set.

80% of employers think work experience Is essential and 66% of employers are more likely to hire a young person with work experience over someone with none.

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L2 Business student Taku Chioko completed a successful Work Placement with Nationwide. Taku’s placement was sourced by our employability mentors and he was supported with his CV and the application process. Taku took part in a variety of tasks, with his work experience being closely linked to the units of work he was studying at the time.

Oaklands Student App The Oaklands app is a central hub for all our students. The app gives you quick and easy access to all the college programmes you use on a regular basis. It also hosts live feeds for bus and train timetables, campus maps, student services, health information and much more. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Information, Advice & Guidance

Student support Money Matters

Parent Portal

Under 19 Full and part time students ages 16-18 on 31 August 2021 and residents 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.

The Parent Portal provides parents and carers of our students with access to information about their son or daughter, including their timetable, exam information, attendance and academic reviews.

19-23 If you are aged between 19 and 23 on 31st August 2021 a tuition fee may apply, in addition to any material costs. In some circumstances, depending on your qualifications or benefits fees may be waived - but again, Student Advice will be able to explain the finer details 24 and over If you are aged 24 and over a tuition fee may apply for your course but you could do this by taking out an Advanced Learning Loan for Level 3 courses and above. Fees again may be waived in certain circumstances so check in with Student Advice to see what applies to you. Financial Assistance This can help you with course costs including childcare, and travel. Bursaries are available to students who have a household income currently below £29,250. Students will need to supply evidence of means tested benefits. For more information please visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk email: info@oaklands.ac.uk or call 01727 737000

Learning Support 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: l Dyslexia l Sensory impairment l Asperger’s Syndrome l Autism l ADD/ADHD l Dyspraxia l Mental health problems l Physical disabilities l A general learning difficulty 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 tour of the campus l Support at interview and enrolment l A

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

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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.

Contact us

You can call on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

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

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

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.

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.

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 and find out more about live bus tracking. 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/app *Prices are subject to change

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 if purchased online (£25 if you apply by post) 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

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

Student Connect The ThamesLink Student Connect card offers discounted rail travel to all students aged between 16 and 18 years in full time education. For more information visit www.thameslinkrailway.com

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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By train There are train links to our main campus towns via ThamesLink.

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. 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. *Prices are subject to change

Full timetables and maps: www.oaklands.ac.uk/busmap To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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A Levels

A Levels

Next stop...

Warwick York Bristol Exeter Brighton Hertfordshire Nottingham Sussex Surrey Kent Lancaster Bournemouth

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A Levels

As a full-time A Level student at Oaklands you will: l Study in an adult environment with greater independence. l Benefit 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.

The majority of students taking A Levels choose to progress to university. Tutors are very experienced and there is strong support for UCAS applications resulting in many students receiving offers from their first choice of university across a wide range of subjects.

A Level Reforms Most A Level subjects are now following new specifications in line with Ofqual curriculum changes. 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 you will take your AS exam at the end of your first year of study. This is a standalone qualification and has UCAS points attached to it. You will then be able to take the full A Level qualification in your second year of study; first year AS grades will still count towards UCAS points however, should you 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, Sport and Applied Science; students will choose one A Level to study alongside the BTEC. This combination will give you the equivalent of three full A Levels at the end of two years and will carry the same UCAS points as three A Levels. Please see next page for our new A Level and Vocational Package Courses.

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. 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.

Please refer to the next page for our A Level entry criteria.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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A Levels

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

Other

AS Level Art & Design (Photography)

5

6

Art related GCSE

AS Level Biology

6

5

Double Science 6

AS Level English Language

5

6

AS Level English Literature

5

6

AS Extended Project (AS only – no A2)

5

6

AS Level Film Studies

5

6

AS Level Government & Politics

5

6

AS Level History

5

6

AS Level Law

5

6

AS and A Level Religious Studies

5

6

6 in a humanities subject

AS Level Psychology

6

6

Science 6

AS Level Sociology

5

6

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Business

Subject to interview

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Applied Science

Subject to interview

Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Subject to interview

A Level and Vocational Package Courses We have created a package of combined academic and vocational courses to enable students to study academic A Levels with vocational and industry recognised qualifications supporting you to progress to a variety of Higher Education courses, employment or Higher Level Apprenticeships.

Finance and Accounting

Sport, Health and Medicine

The course is designed for students who aspire to work in the financial and accounting sector. It allows you to combine a choice of one or two A Levels plus a Business and an AAT Accounting qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relate to information analysis for different aspects of business.

The course is designed for students who aspire to work in Physiotherapy, Sport Therapy, Sport and Exercise Medicine & Sports Psychology. It allows you to combine a choice of one of two 2 A levels plus a Sport and Exercise Science qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relate to science for different aspects of sport and health.

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Level Law Level Politics l BTEC Diploma Business l AAT Accounting l A

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Level Biology Level Psychology l Level 3 National Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science l A

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A Level Programme – Offering Individualised Courses of Study Level

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Full Time AS: 1 Year / Full A Level: 2 Years St Albans

AS and A Level Art & Design (Photography) Level

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Exam Board: Edexcel St Albans

To study on our successful A Level programme you will need a minimum of six full course GCSEs at Grades 5 - 9 or Grade B or above including English and/or Maths.

The Photography A Level is a Fine Art based A Level. You will be expected to produce innovative, creative and experimental images in response to given themes.

Some subjects require specific grades at GCSE. These are detailed in the table opposite.

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.

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.

A Levels

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

The course covers traditional film based techniques right through to digital photography and manipulation. You will learn the basic techniques of using cameras and studio equipment. It is recommended that you have a GCSE in Art and Design.

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 will I 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 can I do next? These courses lead to a wide range of employment opportunities or to Higher Education.

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AS and A Level Biology Level

AS and A Level English Language Level

Exam Board: AQA St Albans

3

3

This course is for those who have an interest in traditional biology and how it links to the modern world. You will need to write precisely, have well developed mathematical skills, show enthusiasm for your 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. Topics include: l Biological l Viruses

Molecules Cells

l Disease

l Reproduction l Circulatory

system and Photosynthesis l Microbiology l Genetics l Homeostasis and Ecosystems. l Respiration

Exam Board: AQA St Albans

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: l How

language can be used to create power in texts l How language varies in terms of accent, dialect, sociolect, idiolect, ethnicity and gender l The impact of technology on language l Attitudes to language change l 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.

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AS and A Level English Literature Level

3

Exam Board: AQA St Albans

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. 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.

AS Extended Project Level

3

A Levels

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Exam Board: Edexcel St Albans

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. Ideally you will have some background knowledge of the subject you are proposing to research. 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 Extended Project is highly regarded by Russell Group universities.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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A Levels

AS and A Level Government and Politics

AS and A Level Film Studies Level

3

Level

Exam Board: WJEC St Albans

3

Exam Board: AQA St Albans

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 you if you are passionate about film or if you want to explore the industry from an historical or cultural standpoint.

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 the first year and three exams at the end of the second year.

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 the UK and America. Coursework is both analytical and creative and good observation skills are important for both.

In the first year, you will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political system of the UK. Topics covered include:

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. 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.

l The

nature and sources of the British Constitution l The structure and role of Parliament l The Prime Minister and Cabinet l The Judiciary l Devolution, Elections and Referendums l Political Parties and Pressure Groups l The European Union. In the second year you 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: l The

US Constitution role of Congress l The Presidency l Supreme Court l Political Parties l Pressure Groups l Civil Rights. l The

Here students will make comparisons between the British and American political systems.

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AS and A Level History Level

3

AS and A Level Law

Exam Board: AQA St Albans

History comprises of three modules spread out over two years. These are: l Tsarist

and Communist Russia (1855-1964) Making of Modern Britain (1951-2007) l Historical Enquiry l The

The third module 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 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 on issues and to cultivate empathy with people living in diverse places and at different times.

Level

3

A Levels

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Exam Board: OCR St Albans

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, criminal law and elements of Contract. Students will be introduced to core legal concepts such as the concept of liability. It develops your legal reasoning skills and you are given opportunities to demonstrate these skills through mock trials and debates. The A Level Law course is comprised of three units: l Unit

One includes study of the legal system and elements of criminal law. l Unit Two you will learn how laws are made under the English legal system. You will also study elements of Tort law. l Unit Three will include study of the nature of law and additional study of either the law of Contract or Human Rights law. At the end of the second year of study, you will sit three examinations. Each examination will be based on knowledge gained in all three units studied.

For more information on our A Level courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/ALevels

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A Levels

AS and A Level Psychology Level

AS and A Level Sociology Level

Exam Board: AQA St Albans

3

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: l Cognitive

Psychology (memory) Development l Social Psychology

Exam Board: AQA St Albans

3

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. You will look at different social institutions including l The

Family

l Education

l Child

l Crime

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).

and investigate how they affect social groups and individuals

The second year will involve studying in detail l Forensic

l Global

and Deviance Development

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.

Psychology

l Schizophrenia l Relationships

You will add to your knowledge of Research Methods and learn how to conduct Inferential Statistical tests.

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

3

Exam Board: AQA St Albans

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 Christianity and discussing questions focusing on ‘Do religion and science oppose each other?’ and ‘Has the expression of religious identity changed for the better?’

L3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (equivalent to 2 A Levels) Level

3

Exam Board: Pearsons St Albans

This course provides a solid grounding for students wishing to enter the world of sports science and its associated industries. Units include: l Sport

and Exercise Physiology Anatomy l Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology l Field and Laboratory based Fitness Testing l Applied Research Methods in Sport l Exercise Science l Coaching for Performance and Fitness l Functional

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

3

A Levels

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Exam Board: Pearsons St Albans

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

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

3

Exam Board: Pearsons St Albans

This course concentrates on the knowledge, skills and techniques found in real-life situations. It includes research, practical work and problemsolving and will build on scientific skills and knowledge of key ideas in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 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. The course is currently 100% coursework and you will be assessed in a variety of ways

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Animal Management & Agriculture

Animal Management & Agriculture Our animal care and agriculture staff have a wide range of experience in the industry, for example, animal charities, veterinary surgery and nursing, safari parks and livestock husbandry.

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animal welfare worker animal nutritionist wildlife conservation officer zoo keeper animal trainer herdsperson farm hand

How do I get there? Level

E3 Level

1

Level

Skills for Working Life Diploma in Land Based Studies

City & Guilds Diploma in Land Based Studies – Animal Care City & Guilds L1 Diploma in Land Based Studies – Agriculture

2

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

Level

City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma in Animal Management

3

Animal Management & Agriculture

I want to be...

Progress into employment

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

Progress on to university

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Animal Management & Agriculture

Skills for Working Life Diploma in Landbased Studies Level

E3

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

This practical programme will help you develop personal skills as well as skills in handling and caring for small animals. What do I need? No formal entry qualifications are needed, just an interest in animals and a willingness to learn. What will I learn? l Searching for a job l Animal health l Grooming l Farm animals l Poultry What can I do next? You could progress onto the Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies or straight into employment in the industry.

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City & Guilds L1 Diploma in Land Based Studies – Animal Care Level

1

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

City & Guilds L1 Diploma in Land Based Studies – Agriculture Level

1

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

This course will give you a real insight into the practicalities and realities of working within an animal care organisation.

The course is designed to give you an insight into the practicalities and realities of working within an agricultural and farming environment.

What do I need? One GCSE at Grade 3/D or above and a strong interest in working with animals.

What do I need? No formal entry requirements.

What will I learn? l Safe and effective working practices l Maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals l Animals in the wild l Conservation

What will I learn? l Maintaining the health and well-being of animals l Assisting with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals l Introduction to crop production systems l Carrying out tractor operations

What can I do next? You could progress on to the City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care.

What can I do next? You could continue your studies on a relevant Level 2 course.

Animal Management & Agriculture

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Students who successfully complete the course are also ideally suited to employment in kennels, catteries and pet shops.

Our working farm provides you with real hands-on experience of sheep, cattle, goats and pigs.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Animal Management & Agriculture

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

2

This course is perfect if you want an introduction to working in the animal management industry. The course is designed to provide you with a good understanding of the skills and practical elements needed to care for animals. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above including English Maths and Science or a Level 1 course in a relevant subject. What will I learn? This course is designed to provide you with a basic overview in Animal Care. l Maintaining l Biology

l Feeding

the health and wellbeing of animals

and accommodation

During the course you will be expected to complete two weeks of work experience in relevant employment. What can I do next? You could enter employment as a skilled operator in the animal care industry or progress onto a Level 3 qualification in Animal Care.

We hold a zoo licence which enables us to keep specialist species such as meerkats and lemurs.

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City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma in Animal Management Level

3

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

This course prepares you for work within the varied animal management industry or for progression to university in a related subject. What do I need? Four GCSEs at grade 4/C or above to include English, Maths and Science or a relevant L2 qualification.

Animal Management & Agriculture

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

We strongly recommend that you gain some voluntary experience within the animal sector so that you gain a realistic insight into the animal industry and are prepared for the demands of this course. A minimum of five days (which do not have to be consecutive) is advised. What will I learn? l Animal health and husbandry l Animal feeding and nutrition l Animal behaviour and communication l Biological systems of animals l Animal welfare and breeding l Exotic animal health and husbandry The work placement unit usually takes place over the summer between the ďŹ rst and second years of the course and consists of 300 hours. What can I do next? You could progress onto an Honours degree 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.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Applied Science

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accident investigator data analyst forensic scientist laboratory technician pathologist pharmacologist toxicologist

Applied Science

I want to be...

How do I get there? Level

2

Level

3

L2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Progress into employment

L3 National Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science)

Progress on to university Year

0

Extended Degree in Science

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Applied Science

L2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science Level

2

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

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. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above including Science and either English or Maths. What will I learn? 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 can I do next? This course can lead to a Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Forensics), other advanced courses or employment in the Applied Science industry.

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L3 National Foundation Diploma /Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science) Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Level

3

This popular course is ideal if you prefer a more practical course of study. It covers a wide range of subject specialisms which allows you to develop your scientific knowledge and skills. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above in English, Maths and Science or a relevant Level 2 qualification. What will I learn? 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 can I do next? You’ll be well equipped to progress to degree level studies or you could apply for an apprenticeship. Potential careers include forensic scientist, crime scene investigator or laboratory technician.

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Extended Degree in Science Year

0

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.

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Applied Science

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

If you want to study for a degree but do not meet the entry requirements, successful completion at this level will guarantee you entry onto the first year of your chosen degree at the University of Hertfordshire. What do I need? 48 UCAS points including one A Level or equivalent plus GSCE Maths, English and Science at Grade 4/C or above. What will I learn? 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 can I do next? 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

For more information on our Applied Science courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/science

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Art, Fashion & Design

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Art Fashion & Design photographer graphic designer illustrator fashion buyer web designer textile designer animator

Art, Fashion & Design

I want to be...

set designer

How do I get there? Level

1

Level

2

Level

3

UAL L1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media

UAL L2 Diploma in Art and Design

Progress into employment

UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Graphic Communication UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Animation & Illustration UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Photography

Progress on to university

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Part of Oaklands

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Art, Fashion & Design

UAL L1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media Level

1

UAL L2 Diploma in Art and Design

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

2

If you are intrigued, motivated or inspired by art and design and are looking for opportunities to explore this, then our Art, Fashion and Design courses provide the perfect canvas for your creativity.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

If you enjoy learning about art and design and working with a wide range of materials, then this is the course for you. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above, including Art, or a UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media or other related Level 1 qualification. You must bring some artwork to your interview in the form of a sketchbook, design boards or photographic evidence of work.

What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 2/E. What will I learn? l Introduction to materials, processes and skills l Introduction to contextual research l Solving 2D and 3D creative problems l Solving time-based creative problems What can I do next? Upon completion of this course, you can progress into employment or onto the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

What will I learn? l Painting and drawing l Textiles l Graphic design and photography l Printmaking l Ceramics l 3D design l Art history What can I do next? This course provides an excellent grounding for you to progress onto a more specialist Level 3 course in Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design, Interactive Media or Photography.

Oaklands College has a well-equipped and professionally staffed learning environment where students can reach their full potential through access to our specialist studios, including ceramics studio, photography studio, print room and creative computer suites.

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UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design Level

3

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

Art, Fashion & Design

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Equip yourself with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to progress to degree level study or employment with this practical, creative course which encourages you to cultivate creative thinking. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, preferably including English, Maths and an art-based subject/ or a Level 2 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 will I learn? l Explore ideas and concepts in art and design l Experiment with 3D design l Challenge and explore contextual designs l Ceramics l Life drawing l Print l Deliver personal exhibition of final major project What can I do next? This course prepares you for employment and provides an excellent grounding for more advanced study at college or university. Career paths are many and varied and include Graphic Design, Illustration, Advertising, Set/Theatre Design, Special Effects, Interior Architecture, Textiles and Applied Arts, Fine Art, Ceramics, Jewellery Design, Window Display, Fashion and Fashion Promotion and Marketing, Animation.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Art, Fashion & Design

UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Graphic Communication Level

3

UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Animation & Illustration

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

Level

3

Are you an artistic individual with a creative flair in designing attention-grabbing and thoughtprovoking graphics? This two-year course teaches students about the changing and challenging field of graphic communications. What do I need? You will need four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, preferably including English, Maths an Art based subject and/or a Level 2 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 will I learn? l Motion graphics l Packaging l Typeface design l Advertising l Photography l Print design

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

Our modern design studios are equipped with the latest Adobe software for students who have a passion for animation and illustration, an enthusiasm for creative drawing and an art and graphics design background, to fulfil their full potential towards a career in animation and illustration. What do I need? You will need four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, preferably including English, Maths an Art based subject and/or a Level 2 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 will I learn? l Motion graphic character design l Adobe software and editorial programmes l Creative processes of animation and illustration l Games design and concept art

What can I do next? Progress to higher education or into employment. Previous students now work in graphic design, film and TV graphics, corporate identity, illustration, new media routes, user experience design and creative advertising.

What can I do next? Once you have completed this course, you can then progress onto a variety of degree-level courses and specialist courses in 2D & 3D animation, illustration, sound effects, fine art and more.

For more information on our Art, Fashion & Design courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/art

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UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing Level

3

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

Art, Fashion & Design

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Do you have a love of fashion and an appreciation of designers’ work? This stimulating course will equip you with a broad range of skills relevant to fashion and associated industries. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, preferably including English, Maths an art-based subject and/ or a Level 2 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 will I learn? l Digital pattern cutting l Textiles l Garment construction l CAD l Photography and video shoots l Creating a portfolio What can I do next? This course provides you with an excellent launch pad to further your studies onto a range of Degree and HND courses including: Fashion Design, Textiles, Costume Design and Fashion Business.

The highlight of the course is when students create a mini collection supported with research for their final major project which is shown at the end of the year show.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Photography Level

3

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

Level

3

Photography is an art of observation, so having the knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals to good image capturing is key for a career in the industry. This course provides you with camera skills, photoshop techniques, experience with industry standard equipment and a blank canvas to channel your creativity. What do I need? You will need four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, preferably including English, Maths an Art based subject and/or a Level 2 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 will I learn? l Studio and location photography l Digital photography l Traditional (wet photography) methods l Darkroom techniques l Research skills l Working to live briefs What can I do next? Once you have completed this course, you can progress to degree level studies in a related subject or you may choose to venture into employment.

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Full Time 1 Year St Albans

This rigorous, exciting and immersive course is designed to develop all your art and design skills across a wide range of disciplines within a vibrant and diverse creative environment, preparing you for degree level studies. What do I need? You will need a minimum of one art based A Level or an Extended Diploma with accompanying four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, as well as a portfolio of artwork as evidence for your interview process. What will I learn? l Photography l Fashion and textiles l Print l 3D design/Ceramics l Graphic illustration l Fine art l Life drawing l Contextual studies What can I do next? The traditional progression from a Foundation Diploma is to an HE programme at university. Students studying this course have previously progressed to HE institutes such as Central St. Martins, Brighton and Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art.

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Art, Fashion & Design

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

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.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Business

Business

Teaching and support from highly experienced tutors with backgrounds in Marketing, Sales, Finance and HR.

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e-business entrepreneur account manager administrator marketeer research assistant buyer retailer office manager business analyst customer services coordinator

How do I get there?

Level

1

Level

BTEC L1 Vocational Studies - Business & IT

2

BTEC L2 Extended Certificate in Business

Level

BTEC L3 National Foundation Diploma / Extended Diploma in Business

3

Business

I want to be...

Progress into employment We also offer apprenticeships in Business Administration, Customer Service and other related roles. To find out more go to page 174, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

Progress into employment, a Higher Level Apprenticeship or University

Level

4

Level

5

Foundation Degree in Business Management

Progress into employment or University

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Business

BTEC L1 Vocational Studies - Business & IT Level

1

BTEC L2 Extended Certificate in Business

Full Time 1 Year St Albans & Borehamwood

Level

2

This course helps you improve your knowledge and build on your study skills so you are ready to undertake a Level 2 in a subject area of your choice. It combines practical activities as well as theory to give you an overview of a wide range of subjects. What do I need? No formal entry qualifications. What will I learn? l Being organised l Working with others l Researching a topic l Branding a product l Presenting a business idea l Contribute to running an event l Developing digital information using IT l Using digital communication technologies l Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems What can I do next? You could go on to study or work in a range of fields including: l IT

l Business

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the fundamental of business through exciting practical projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and activities. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above including English and Maths or a relevant BTEC Level 1 qualification. What will I learn? l Enterprise in the business world l Finance for business l Principles of marketing l Using business documentation l Introducing retail business l Principles of customer care l Recruitment, selection and employment What can I do next? This qualification provides a fantastic progression pathway into a number of roles within an organisation, which are transferable across all businesses. Alternatively you could progress on to a Level 3 qualification in Business or choose to move onto an apprenticeship.

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and Social Care Services l Travel and Tourism l Sport Industries l Public

Previous trips have included visits to the Birmingham Careers Fair, St Albans Law Courts and The Business Startup Show at ExCeL London. We also arrange talks from industry professionals with in-depth knowledge of their sector.

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BTEC L3 National Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Business Level

3

Full Time 2 Years St Albans & Welwyn Garden City

Our business courses are designed to develop important skills which are transferable to working in the business environment. You will develop the comprehensive subject knowledge necessary to equip you with the skills and understanding required for success. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English and Maths or successful completion of a relevant Level 2 course. What will I learn? l Business and Personal Finance l Business Management l Developing a Marketing Campaign, Market Research and Events l Human Resource Management In your second year of study, you can continue to study a variety of features of business or can specialise in either our accounting or marketing pathway to support your career aspirations. What can I do next? Successful completion of the course can lead to employment in areas including accountancy, marketing, business management, employment law and human resources. Many of our students progress onto higher education, studying towards degrees, degree apprenticeships and professionally accredited courses.

Foundation Degree in Business Management Level

4

Level

5

Business

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

This programme is designed to provide the essential skills, knowledge and understanding of business which will enable you to enter employment and/or progress to an honours top-up in Business disciplines. What do I need? 48 UCAS points including one A Level, a BTEC National Diploma/CertiďŹ cate or equivalent plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above or University of Hertfordshire accepted L2 equivalent. Applications are also welcome from those who may not fully meet the above entry requirements but have a number of years relevant experience. What will I learn? This course gives you an excellent grounding in Business Management with an emphasis on personal development and employability. 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. The following courses are specialisms you can choose to follow in the second year. l Foundation

Degree Business Management with Accounting l Foundation Degree Business Management with Marketing l Foundation Degree Business Management with Law For full programme information visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE What can I do next? You could progress onto the BA (Hons) top-up degree at the University of Hertfordshire.

For more information on our Business courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/business

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Children & Early Years

Children & Early Years Our Early Years lecturers come from both vocational and academic backgrounds and can draw on their wealth of experience to provide examples and case studies to show how theory can be applied in practice.

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Children & Early Years

I want to be...

How do I get there? Level

1

Level

2

Level

3

NCFE CACHE L1 Certificate in Introduction in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings

Progress into employment

NCFE L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

We also offer apprenticeships in Early Years and Education.

NCFE CACHE L3 Certificate/Diploma in Childcare and Education

Level

4

To find out more go to page 174, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit:

CACHE L4 Certificate for the Advanced Early Years Practitioner

www.oaklands.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

Level

4

Level

5

Foundation Degree in Early Years

Progress on to university

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Children & Early Years

NCFE CACHE L1 Certificate in Introduction in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings

NCFE L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Level

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City & Borhamwood Do you want to make a difference in children and young people’s lives? This course enables you to develop the skills and attributes essential for a successful career in the early years and care sectors.

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Level

1

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Inspire the children of today for the world of tomorrow and develop the knowledge and understanding to teach children of up to 7 years and make a lasting difference in a rewarding sector.

What do I need? No formal entry requirements but you will require a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to participate in work placements. What will I learn? l Equality & diversity l Effective communication l Child protection & safeguarding l Cognitive development in children through play l Health and Safety and preventing accidents What can I do next? This course can lead to the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, a level 2 qualification in Childcare or into employment in the health and care sector.

What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3 / Grade D or above, including English or a Level 1 Certificate in a related subject area. You will also need to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to participate in work placements. What will I learn? l The importance of play in child development l The developing child from ages 0-7 l How to communicate effectively with children and adult peers l Understanding of safe and nurturing environments for children You will undertake 300 hours of work placement which will be arranged by the college. What can I do next? This course can lead to the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Childcare and Education, into employment in the health and care sector as a supervisor or assistant role.

We love having your students here on work placements. They always have so many questions, which we are more than happy to answer. It gives us an opportunity to give them a taster of what to expect when they start work. We enjoy supporting their development and enhance their knowledge and understanding of what is required to work in the industry. Emma Watts, Manager Busy Bees Nursery, Welwyn Garden City.

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Children & Early Years

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

For more information on our Early Years courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/children

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Children & Early Years

NCFE CACHE L3 Certificate/Diploma in Childcare and Education Level

3

CACHE L4 Certificate for the Advanced Early Years Practitioner

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

Level

4

Take a step up in your childcare career and land yourself a more senior role by studying this fantastic hands-on course. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 3 / Grade D or above which must include English Language and Maths or a Level 2 qualification in a related subject area. You will also need to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to participate in work placements. What will I learn? l Child development from birth to 19 years l Supporting and keeping children safe including individual needs l The role of a practitioner l Promoting a healthy environment l Working with children with special needs

What do I need? You must be at least 18 years of age, hold a relevant L3 qualification and you must be employed in an early years setting at Level 3. What will I learn? There are five mandatory units comprising: Enabling children to learn Promotion health and wellbeing through physical activity and nutrition coordination in early years l Working with others to support children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disability l Working with families and other professionals in early years settings l Implementing change in an early years setting incorporating a small scale research project

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What can I do next? Successful completion of this course equips you with the qualifications needed to work in nurseries, creches, pre-schools, schools, hospitals and a wide variety of other industries. You could also progress onto the Foundation Degree in Early Years.

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Are you currently employed as an Early Years Practitioner and looking to further enhance your knowledge and understanding by developing leadership and specialist skills for use in your current role? Then this course is perfect for you.

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The Level 3 Certificate also includes 365 hours of work placement with a further 385 work placement hours for the Diploma.

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Part Time Up to 2 Years St Albans & Employers Workplace

What can I do next? Upon completion, you will be equipped as an Advanced Early Years Practitioner and could progress to a Level 5 managerial course or Foundation Degree.

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Foundation Degree in Early Years Level

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Level

5

Part Time 2 Year (3 semesters per year) Welwyn Garden City

Children & Early Years

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

This qualification been developed in consultation with childcare employers and is designed to give you the skills you need to develop as a senior early years practitioner. What do I need? A relevant Level 3 qualification in Childcare or equivalent, plus GCSE Maths and English Literature at Grade 4/C and above. You will also need a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check. A paid or voluntary job in an Early Years setting is also required. What will I learn? l Early years policy, procedure and perspective l Play and learning l Leadership & Management in Early Years Practice l Special Educational Needs & Disabilities What can I do next? You could progress to the Final Year of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education course at the University of Hertfordshire. Alternatively, you may progress into employment – for example; nursery management, advisory work, therapeutic service, community projects, social care and much more.

For more information, visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

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Computing & Technology

Computing & Technology 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.

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data analyst games developer technical support computer programmer web developer software tester systems developer

Computing & Technology

I want to be...

How do I get there? Level

1

Level

2

Level

3

L1 Diploma for IT Users

L2 First Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology

Progress into employment

L3 National Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Information Technology L3 National Extended Diploma in Esports

Progress on to university

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Computing & Technology

L2 First Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology

L1 Diploma for IT Users Level

1

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Level

2

This hands-on, specialist qualification is designed to develop the technical knowledge and personal skills you need for a career in the IT industry. What you need No qualifications required.

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

The distinction between IT user and IT practitioner job roles is becoming less distinct and this qualiďŹ cation is designed to bridge these competences and provide a exible structure. It will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment in the IT or related industry

What you will learn l Creating business documents l Databases and spreadsheets l Creating slideshows in PowerPoint l Using images l Creating web pages

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above including Maths and English or a Level 1 qualification.

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.

What you will learn l Computer hardware l Software l Web design l Networking l Database systems What you can do next Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Information Technology or other college course. This course can also lead to mid-level ICT employment.

You will be able to study and achieve professional qualifications during your time at the college in a range of topics such as Cyber-Security and Networking.

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L3 National Foundation Diploma /Extended Diploma in Information Technology Level

3

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

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. 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 l Database skills l System analysis and design l Communication technologies l Human Computer Interface l Client side customisation of web pages What you can do next You could progress onto further study at Degree level. Our students have gone on to study, IT and Business, Robotics, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Software Systems for Art and Media Degree courses This course can also lead to ICT employment.

L3 National Extended Diploma in Esports Level

3

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

Do you enjoy gaming? Are you interested in everything about the gaming industry, its technology and are you passionate to make a career in this fantastic and exciting industry? This course offers a unique opportunity to study a sector that crosses over multiple subject areas such as sport, marketing, enterprise, IT and creative.

Computing & Technology

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

What you need 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English & Maths or a relevant Level 2 course and an interest in the industry. What you will learn l Esports industry knowledge l Esports tournament organisation and events l Enterprise and entrepreneurship l Esports skills, coaching, strategy and analysis l Health, wellbeing, fitness and nutrition for Esports players l Live-Streamed broadcasting and shoutcasting l Producing an Esports brand l Psychology for Esports performance l Ethical and current issues in Esports l Launching your Esports enterprise l Business applications of Esports in social media l Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport l Sports and Esports law and legislation l Customer immersion experiences l Video production l Games design What you can do next You could progress directly to employment in the Esports industry and other related industries. Alternatively, you could progress to a number of different higher education courses.

For more information on our Computing & Technology courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/ICT

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

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bricklayer electrical test engineer maintenance engineer joiner domestic installer cabinet maker plumber roofer

Construction Trades

I want to be...

How do I get there? Level

1

L1 Diploma in Construction Skills L1 Diploma in Brickwork L1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery L1 Diploma in Plumbing L1 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Level

2

Progress into employment

L2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations L2 Technical Certificate in Plumbing L2 Technical Certificate in Electrical L2 Diploma in Brickwork L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry L2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

Level

3

L3 Diploma in Site Carpentry L3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing L3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation

We also offer apprenticeships in a variety of roles in Construction To find out more go to page 174, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

L1 Diploma in Construction Skills Level

1

Full Time 1 Year St Albans & Borehamwood

Level

2

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

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

This course covers small scale building repairs and is ideal if you want to work as a multi-skilled operative in construction or property maintenance.

What do I need? GCSE Grade 2/E or above in Maths and English.

What do I need? GCSE Grade 3/D or above in Maths and English.

What will I learn? l Basic brickwork and paving l Basic carpentry & joinery l Basic electrical l Painting and decorating l Plumbing l Plastering, rendering and tiling

What will I learn? l Drainage l Paving l Brickwork l Roofing l Painting and decorating repairs l Plastering repairs l Plumbing repairs l Carpentry repairs

What you can I do next? Further study on a Level 1 Diploma in a range of construction trades, or to employment as a general labourer or handyperson in the construction industry. Further training can lead to an apprenticeship or the Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations.

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L2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations

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What you can I do next? You could progress 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.

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L1 Diploma in Brickwork Level

1

L2 Diploma in Brickwork

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

2

This course provides you with a hands-on approach to learning the theory and practice of bricklaying. What do I need? GCSE Grade 2/E in Maths and English. What will I learn? l Mix mortar l Lay a variety of different materials l Setting out techniques using three different brick bonds l Sustainability and industry requirements for house building l Build a garden wall/ brick steps/ various parts of a house What you can I do next? You could progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork. Successful completion could also lead onto an NVQ apprenticeship programme.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

This course is designed to develop your bricklaying skills and general construction knowledge. What do I need? GCSE Grade 3/D in Maths and English or successful completion of a L1 Diploma in Brickwork. What will I learn? l Set out complex buildings l Use and position damp proof course / wall ties / insulation / frame and lintels l Build decorative brickwork features l Read and use architects drawings l Write risk assessments and method statements What you can I do next? Successful completion can lead to the Level 3 Diploma in Brickwork or an NVQ apprenticeship programme.

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.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

L1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery Level

1

L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

2

This course will provide you with all the basic rudimentary skills and knowledge that is required to become a good carpenter.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

This course will develop your existing skills and introduce you to more advanced techniques preparing you for employment as a junior site carpenter.

What do I need? GCSE Grade 2/E or above in Maths and English.

What do I need? A relevant Level 1 qualification in carpentry or trade experience.

What will I learn? l Safe working practices l Maintainence and use of handtools l Basic woodworking joints l Building methods and technology l Prepare and use portable power tools What you can I do next? You could progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery or to employment as a trainee Carpenter and further training leading to an apprenticeship.

What will I learn? l Hang doors in a frame l Manufacture and fit a lock in a door l Construct wall partitions l Fit kitchen units l Fit stairs l Floor joists l Cut and fix mouldings l Truss roof l Use circular saw What you can I do next? Further qualiďŹ cations in Site Carpentry at Level 3 or employment as a trainee Site Carpenter with further training leading to an apprenticeship. If you wish to progress to a management route, you could move onto a Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment.

For more information on Carpentry courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/carpentry

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L2 Diploma in Bench Joinery Level

2

L3 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

3

You will develop and practice the specialist skills required for employment and/or career progression in bench joinery. What do I need? Three GCSEs at 4/C or above including Maths and English or a relevant Level 1 qualification in carpentry. What will I learn? l Construct wooden stuctures such as doors and stairs l Produce technical drawings l Set-up and use electrical carpentry tools such as a router and circular saw What you can I do next? Further qualiďŹ cations in Bench Joinery at Level 3 or employment as a trainee Bench Joiner with further training leading to an apprenticeship. If you wish to progress to a management route, you could move onto a Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

At this level, you will learn advanced skills in site carpentry. You will gain competence across a range of skills leading to you becoming industry ready. What do I need? Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/C or Level 2 Functional Skills. What will I learn? l Floors l Fit stairs 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 I do next? This course can lead to employment as a Site Carpenter with further training leading to an apprenticeship. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to a level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment.

Having completed their Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork, four students started their apprenticeships with Taylor Wimpey. One of these students, Liam Jackson came 3rd in the 2019 World-Skills/CITB Skill Competition.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction Trades

L1 Diploma in Plumbing Level

1

L2 Technical Certificate in Plumbing

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

2

This practical course teaches you the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing. You will also develop your Maths and English skills to enable you to succeed at Level 2 and in the job. What do I need? GCSE Maths at Grade 2/E or above and GCSE English at Grade 1/F or above. What will I learn? 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 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 What you can I do next? Take your skills to the next level on the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plumbing.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

This qualification forms the basis of knowledge for all modern domestic plumbing and combines a mixture of practical and theory training. What do I need? Three GCSEs including Maths at Grade 4/C or above, English at Grade 3/D or above plus one other at Grade 3/D or above. or a relevant Level 1 qualification. What will I learn? l Health and safety in building services engineering l Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering 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 I do next? You could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing, into an apprenticeship or a Level 2 NVQ if you are employed.

For more information on Plumbing courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/plumbing

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L3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing Level

3

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

The qualification follows on from the Level 2 course, aiming to give you advanced plumbing knowledge and skills which you can apply in the workplace. Employer and industry involvement is a key element of this qualification. What do I need? A GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above plus a Level 2 qualification in Plumbing. What will I learn? l Cold water system planning and design l Hot water system planning and design l Central heating system planning and design l Sanitation system planning and design l Environmental technology systems l Site procedures and planning What you can I 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

L1 Diploma in Electrical Installation Level

1

L2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

2

Learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in electrical installation and get your foot on the ladder for a career in the electrotechnology industry. You will also build your skills in Maths and English to enable you to succeed at Level 2 and in the job. What do I need? GCSE Maths at Grade 2/E or above and GCSE English at Grade 1/F or above.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Develop a high level of occupational skills and build a platform from which to progress into an apprenticeship programme or into employment. What do I need? Three GCSEs including Maths at Grade 4/C or above, English at Grade 3/D or above plus one other at Grade 3/D or above or a relevant Level 1 qualification. What will I learn? l Health and safety and industry practices l Scientific principles l Installation of wiring systems and enclosures l Electrical installations technology

What will I learn? 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 l Electrical installation wiring and terminations l Fabrication techniques for electrical installation l Electrical science and technology

What you can I do next? Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation and potential employment as a trainee electrician.

What you can I do next? Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical and potential employment as a trainee electrician.

For more information on Electrical courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/electrical

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L3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation Level

3

Adult Part-Time & Short Courses

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Construction Trades

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Learn the technical knowledge of electrotechnical principles and practice to help start off your career in the electrical sector. Employer and industry involvement is a key element of this qualification. What do I need? A relevant Level 2 qualification including successful progressing exam plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above. What will I learn? l Planning and overseeing electrical work activities l Principles of electrical science l Electrical design and installation practices and procedures l Principles of inspection, testing and commissioning electrical system l Inspecting, testing and commissioning electrical systems l Electrical system fault diagnosis and rectification l Requirements for electrical installations What you can I do next? You could progress into employment in the Electrical Industry or go onto further training to work independently as an electrician.

If you are aged 19 or over and are looking to retrain or upskill in your chosen trade, we offer the following part-time and short courses specifically for adult learners: NB - Part Time course applicants must be 19+ l L1

Diploma in Brickwork Diploma in Brickwork l L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry l L2 Diploma in Plumbing l L2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Building and Structures) l L3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Building and Structures l L3 Certificate 18th Edition Electrical Regulations l L3 Award in Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations l L3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations l L2

Visit our website for further information:

www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction & Civil Engineering

Construction & Civil Engineering

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.

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project manager building surveyor quantity surveyor estimator site manager building services engineer assistant building manager

How do I get there? Level

3

L3 National Foundation/ National Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Level

L3 Diploma in Civil Engineering/ Construction and the Built Environment

Level

HNC Construction and the Built Environment

3

4

Level

6

HNC Civil Engineering

Construction & Civil Engineering

I want to be...

Progress into employment

Progress on to university

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

For more information on our Construction & Civil Engineering courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/civileng

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Construction & Civil Engineering

L3 National Foundation/National Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment Level

3

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

L3 Diploma in Civil Engineering/ Construction and the Built Environment Level

3

This engaging course provides you with the key knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in the construction industry. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English, Maths and Science or successful completion of a BTEC Level 2 Diploma or a related vocational area. What will I learn? l Construction design l Construction technology l Graphical detailing l Building surveying l Tendering and estimating l Building regulations l Project management What can I do next? Progress on to an HNC in Construction, Civil Engineering or other related Higher Education course or alternatively into employment within the construction and property industry.

Part Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

If you are already working in the Construction industry and want to progress in your career, then this one-day per week course will set you on the right path. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including Maths, English and Science or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma or a related vocational subject. What will I learn? l Health, Safety and Welfare l Sustainable Construction l Construction Technology and Design l Science and Materials in Construction l Mathematics in Construction l Graphical Detailing l Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering l Setting Out Processes l Structural Mechanics What can I do next? Progress on to 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.

Euan Beaddie studied a Level 3 Diploma and progressed to the HNC in Construction Management at Oaklands College. Euan currently works as an Assistant Building Manager at Willmott Dixon and has now completed his Construction Management degree with University Campus St Albans (UCSA).

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HNC Construction and the Built Environment Level

4

Part Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

HNC Civil Engineering Level

4

Part Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

Build on your current employment with highly relevant, specialised studies that will prepare you for a range of careers in civil engineering or construction.

This course is ideal for you if you’re already working in the construction industry and wish to build on your existing skills for a role within the civil engineering sector.

What do I 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 4/C or above. You must be employed in the construction industry.

What do I need? 48 UCAS points or more including one full A Level or a BTEC L3 in Construction plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above. You must be employed in the construction industry.

What will I learn? 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 l Alternative Energy

What will I learn? l Individual Project l Construction Technology l Science and Materials l Construction Practice and Management l Principles of Structural Design l Construction Information l Mathematics for Construction l Surveying, measuring and setting out

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

Construction & Civil Engineering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

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

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Engineering

Engineering

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

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field service technician robotics engineer quality control engineer CAD designer 3D printing engineer toolmaker avionics engineer

How do I get there? Level

2

Level

3

Year

0

Level

4

Level

5

Level

6

L2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering

National Extended Diploma in Engineering

Engineering

I want to be...

We also offer apprenticeships in Engineering. To find out more go to page 174, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

Extended Degree in Engineering and Technology

Progress into employment

HNC in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering

HND in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Progress on to university

BSc (Hons) Engineering with Management

Proud to be working with:

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Engineering

L2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering Level

2

L3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Level

3

Develop the basic skills and knowledge to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes at semi-skilled or operator level.

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

Do you have an interest in engineering and would like to have a career within this sector? We will provide you with the practical experience and the technical knowledge to work in the engineering industry or progress to university. You may also have the opportunity to study for A Level maths alongside this programme.

What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above including Maths and English.

What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English, Maths and Science or successful completion of a Level 2 qualification in Engineering.

What will I learn? You will have mixture of exams and assessments across the following units. l Engineering

World an Engineered Product l Mathematics for Engineering l Electrical & Mechanical Science in Engineering l Engineering Information l Health & Safety l Engineering Materials l Electronic Circuit Design & Construction l Machining Techniques l Investigating

What can I do next? You could progress onto an Apprenticeship in Engineering or a Level 3 Certificate/Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

What will I learn? l Engineering principles l Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team l Engineering product design and manufacture l Applied commercial and quality principles l Microcontroller systems l Calculus for solving engineering problems l Mechanical principles and applications l Properties and applications of engineering materials l Engineering design and drawing l Further engineering mathematics l Computer aided design l Engineering maintenance and condition monitoring techniques l Pneumatic and hydraulic systems What can I 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.

For more information on our Engineering courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/engineering

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Extended Degree in Engineering and Technology Year

0

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Engineering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

This is a preparatory year to develop your knowledge and skills ready to progress to the first year of a University of Hertfordshire Engineering Degree. You will spend three days a week at college plus one day a week at the University of Hertfordshire. What do I need? 48 UCAS points including one A Level or a BTEC Extended Diploma/Certificate (or equivalent) plus 4 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including Maths, English and Science or University of Hertfordshire accepted Level 2 equivalent. Please note that UCAS points cannot be made up of AS levels only. What will I learn? l Digital and Sortware Applications in Engineering l Engineering Science l Engineering Studies and Skills l Mathematics l Electrical Science and Digital Technology l Mechanical Science What can I 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.

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Engineering

HNC in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level

4

HND in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Part Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

Level

5

This qualification is designed to provide you with highly relevant, specialised studies that will prepare you for a range of technical, professional and management careers in engineering. What do I need? L3 Diploma or above in Engineering or with two A Levels in Maths and Physics or equivalent plus four GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at Grade 4/C or above. What will I learn? l Engineering Design l Engineering Maths l Engineering Science l Managing a Professional Engineering Project l Engineering Management l Quality and Process Improvement l Instrumentation and Control Systems l Research Project l Professional Engineering Management l Further Mathematics l Industrial Systems l Virtual Engineering l Sustainability What can I do next? You could progress on to an Engineering Degree depending upon your grades and units taken.

Part Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

The HND in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering is designed for students that have achieved an HNC in Engineering. What do I need? You will need to have completed the HNC before starting the HND. There is no direct entry on to this course. What will I learn? Depending on your chosen pathway, you will develop an understanding in some of the following units: l Electrical

and Electronic Principles 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 l Mechanical

What can I do next? You could directly enrol on to an Engineering Degree depending upon your grades and units taken, or progress to a BSc (Hons) Engineering with Management through the University Campus St Albans (UCSA).

Our Engineering Resource Centre gives you access to state-of-the-art computer suites where you can get to grips with the programs and software being using in the industry right now.

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Engineering

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The Engineering team includes lecturers who have previously built and designed engineered devices such as cars, domestic electronics, avionics and computers.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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English for Speakers of Other Languages

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 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. 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.

For further information regarding any of our ESOL courses, please contact us on: Tel: 01727 737000 Email: info@oaklands.ac.uk Website: www.oaklands.ac.uk

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) age 19+ Part Time 1 Year St Albans Welwyn Garden City Borehamwood

Preparation for IELTS exams

(for students with English at CEFR Level B1 or above)

Part Time 1 Term St Albans

If English is 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 ESOL Skills for Life qualification. We offer part time courses from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2. You will take an initial assessment to decide the best level to meet your needs. What will I achieve? l A Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life l An Entry Level Award in Employability Skills

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) assesses whether you are ready to begin studies at university level or to join a profession.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

What will I learn? l Exam strategies and techniques to cover all parts of the exam l To use a wide range of academic vocabulary l To speak with greater confidence and accuracy Exams must be booked at a validated centre. You can find out more at: takeielts.britishcouncil.org/united-kingdom

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) age 16-18 UK Residents Full Time

1 Year

St Albans

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: ESOL Skills for Life Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing l Numeracy: Functional Skills Maths l ICT: Functional Skills ICT l Personal Development: Award in Employability Skills

You will take part in a range of workshops, vocational tasters and work experience placements. You will receive advice and guidance to prepare you for your next steps. What you can do next Students will be able to progress onto academic or vocational programmes at an appropriate level.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Equine Studies

Equine Studies

Modern stabling for up to 30 horses A solarium and horse walker A range of horses available for students Indoor and outdoor schools Extensive paddocks, grazing areas and a four mile hacking track A wide selection of show jumps and cross-country fences

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Equine Studies

I want to be...

How do I get there? Level

E3 Level

1

Level

2

Level

3

Certificate in Skills for Working Life – Equine

Progress into employment

BTEC L1 Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies - Equine

C&G L2 Diploma in Horse Care

L3 Advanced Technical Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Equine Management

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

Progress on to university

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Equine Studies

Certificate in Skills for Working Life – Equine Level

E3

BTEC L1 Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies – Equine

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

1

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Gain formal skill recognition including preparation for work while learning about basic horse care and management.

This course is suitable if you have some experience with horses and wish to learn more about horse care.

What do I need? No formal entry requirements.

What do I need? No formal entry qualifications.

What will I 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:

What will I learn? l Developing a personal progression plan l Working with others l Researching a topic l Running an event l Communicating with customers l Feeding horses l Moving and accommodating horses

l grooming l putting

on rugs up a variety of horses l basic handling and leading l mucking out l tacking

In addition to the Equine units you will also develop and improve your personal and employability skills by studying additional Life Skill Units including:

What can I do next? Progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care, work towards an Apprenticeship or move into employment.

l Work

safely living l Introduction to ICT l Working as part of a team l Healthy

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

For more information on our Equine Studies courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/equine

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L3 Advanced Technical Diploma/Extended Diploma in Equine Management

C&G L2 Diploma in Horse Care Level

2

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

3

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

This course develops your underpinning knowledge whilst allowing you to practice the skills designed to prepare you for employment in the horse care industry.

This qualification provides you with a range of specialist technical and practical knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further learning and training within the equine industry.

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

What do I need? 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English, Maths and Science or a relevant Level 2 qualification. Relevant industry experience.

What will I learn? l Routine stables duties l Horse handling l Caring for competition horses l Riding horses l Horse biology

What will I learn? l Horse health l Horse behaviour and welfare l Equine nutrition l Tack and equipment l Stable yard operations l Horse biology l Health and safety l Preparing horses for presentation and riding

You may also have the opportunity to study for British Horse Society Qualifications. What can I 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 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management.

Equine Studies

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

You may also have the opportunity to study for British Horse Society Qualifications. What can I do next? Students completing the two year Extended Technical Diploma can progress onto degree level studies in a relevant subject such as Equine Science or Equine Business Management. Alternatively you could progress directly into employment in the equine industry.

On completion of his Level 3 Extended Diploma, Jeff Score went to work at Paul Schockemohle’s stud in Germany. This Stud is considered to be one of the most prominent breeding establishments and producers of the world’s most elite sport horses.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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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/C 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 Biology 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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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. 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.

GCSEs and Adult Functional Skills

GCSEs and adult functional skills You... need me

l GCSE

Maths and English are available at St Albans and Welwyn Garden City during the day and evening. l GCSE Biology is offered at Welwyn Garden City Campus and attendance is 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.

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.

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

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colour specialist hairdresser makeup artist holistic therapist beauty salon receptionist beauty therapist spa supervisor

Hair & Beauty

I want to be...

How do I get there? Level

1

Level

2

L1 Diploma in Hair L1 Diploma in Beauty L2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies Level 2 Diploma in Barbering L2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques

We also offer a Hair Professional apprenticeship. To find out more go to page 174, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

L2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies L2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup Level

3

L3 Diploma in Barbering L3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing L3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies L3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects Hair & Makeup

Level

4

Progress into employment

L4 Diploma in Salon Management

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Hair & Beauty

L1 Diploma in Hair Level

1

L2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Level

2

This hands-on qualification includes all the required elements to develop your practical hair skills. What do I need? No formal qualifications required.

What will I learn? Elements 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

l Health

and safety consultations l Shampooing and conditioning hair l Cutting women’s hair l Colouring and lightening hair l Colouring and dressing hair l Client

What can I 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 Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies.

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

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. What do I need? A Level 1 hairdressing qualification.

What will I learn? Some of the subjects covered include:

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What can I 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.

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Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Level

2

Part Time 18 Weeks Welwyn Garden City

Are you looking to start a career in the barbering industry? This part-time course opens up the gateway into qualifying as a barber. What do I need? At least one GCSE at Grade 4/C or above in Maths or English and a placement in a barber’s salon (at least one day a week) What will I learn? l Consultation l Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp l Cut hair using basic barbering techniques l Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques l Dry and finish men’s hair l Create basic patterns in hair What can I do next? You have the option to work in a barber’s or continue your training at Level 3.

Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Level

3

Part Time 18 Weeks Welwyn Garden City

Hair & Beauty

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

This course will develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques. What do I need? At least one GCSE at Grade 4/C or above in Maths or English plus a Level 2 Barbering qualification. You will require a placement in a barber’s salon at least two day a week. What will I learn? l Consultation services l Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques l Design and create a range of facial hair shapes l Provide shaving services l Design and create patterns in hair l Colour hair using a variety of techniques (optional) What can I do next? This qualification enables progression within the industry and is the next step for your chosen career path.

For more information on our Hair & Beauty courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/beauty

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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L3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing Level

3

Part Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

This part-time course has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques. What do I need? Level 2 in Hairdressing or a recognised non-NVQ equivalent, plus excellent practical skills and relevant professional experience. What will I learn? l Cut hair using a combination of creative techniques l Colouring hair using a variety of techniques l Colour correction services l Creatively style and dress hair l Creatively dress long hair l Monitor procedures to safely control work operations l Marketing and promotion of products to clients What can I do next? You could work as a senior stylist. You could also choose to advance your career in salon management with further study.

L1 Diploma in Beauty Level

1

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City and Employer’s Workplace

This hands-on course includes all the required elements to develop your practical beauty skills. What do I need? No formal qualifications required. What will I learn? Topics covered typically include: l Face

painting nail art l Eyebrow shaping l Basic skincare l Basic photographic make-up l Basic manicure and basic pedicure l Basic

What will I 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.

All our Beauty courses are VTCT approved

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L2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques Level

2

Part Time - January start 20 Weeks (2 days per week) Welwyn Garden City

This fast-track course for adult learners covers the main techniques used by Beauty Specialists. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English and Maths. A Level 1 beauty qualification would be advantageous. What will I learn? l Anatomy and physiology l Health and safety l Facial treatments l Eyelash and eyebrow treatments l Waxing l Manicure and pedicure What can I do next? You could progress to a general Level 3 Beauty qualification or take a specialist course such as Level 3 Massage Therapy or Theatrical Hair and Makeup.

L2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies Level

2

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Hair & Beauty

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above or a Level 1 beauty qualification. What will I learn? You will study a range units including: l Reception l Customer

service and physiology 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 Lash lifting l Anatomy

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

For more information on our Hair & Beauty courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/beauty

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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L2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup Level

2

L3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Level

3

This course covers all the elements you need if you are looking to enter the industry as a junior hair and makeup artist. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3 or Grade D or above or a Level 1 Beauty qualification. What will I learn? You will study a range of units including:

This qualification has been designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist What do I need? A Level 2 beauty qualification.

art of photographic makeup and Safety in the salon l Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector l Instruction on makeup application l Themed face painting l Body art design l Apply makeup

What will I learn? l Health and safety in the salon l Client care and consultation l Swedish massage therapy l Body electrical treatment l Facial electrical treatment l Electrical science l Mechanical massage l Anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems

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

What can I do next? When you have achieved this qualification you are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC).

l The

l Health

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L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies Level

3

Part Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

L3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects Hair & Makeup Level

3

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work effectively as a complementary therapist and to work within health care (NHS).

Build on your existing knowledge and skills and develop the technical skills required to become a professional makeup artist in the media, theatre, fashion or photographic industries.

What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above or a Level 2 Beauty qualification.

What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/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 will I learn? l Business practice for complementary therapies l Principles and practice of complementary therapies l Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology l Provide body massage l Provide aromatherapy for complementary therapies l Provide reflexology l Healthy eating and wellbeing for complementary therapy clients What can I do next? When you achieve this qualification you are eligible to become a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC).

Hair & Beauty

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

What will I learn? l Cosmetic makeup science l Media makeup l Style and fit postiche l Photographic makeup l Anatomy and physiology for makeup services l Airbrush makeup l Cosmetic camouflage What can I do next? When you achieve this qualification you are eligible to become a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)

For more information on our Hair & Beauty courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/beauty

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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L4 Diploma in Salon Management Level

4

Part Time 25 Weeks Welwyn Garden City

This advanced qualification has been specifically designed for existing or aspiring salon managers and aesthetic skin therapists. What do I 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 will I learn? 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 Apply micro dermabrasion l Management of health, safety and security in the salon l Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector l Public Relations in the hair and beauty sector l Salon management You will also have the opportunity to increase your aesthetic knowledge by completing insurable additional courses. What can I do next? Following successful completion of this course, students can enter employment in a variety of roles such as:

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 out more, email oasis@oaklands.ac.uk or call us on 01727 737604

l Aesthetic

Therapist Assistant l ILP/Laser Technician l Hair Removal Therapist l Clinic/Salon/Spa Manager l Product Researcher l Doctor/Nurse

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Hair & Beauty

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

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Health & Social Care

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youth worker social worker mental health nurse care assistant residential carer palliative care worker

Health & Social Care

I want to be...

How do I get there? Level

1

Level

2

Level

3

NCFE CACHE L1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care & Children’s & Young People’s Settings

Progress into employment

NCFE CACHE L2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

NCFE CACHE L3 Technical Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Progress on to university

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Health & Social Care

NCFE CACHE L1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care & Children’s & Young People’s Settings Level

1

NCFE CACHE L2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City Borehamwood

Level

2

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Do you want to make a difference in children and young people’s lives? This course enables you to develop the skills and attributes essential for a successful career in the early years and care sectors.

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to work within a care setting. You will gain valuable vocational experience through a supervised work placement in a variety of Health and Social Care settings.

What do I need? No formal entry requirements but you will require a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to participate in work placements.

What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above, one of which must be English or a Level 1 qualification and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

What will I learn? l Equality & diversity l Effective communication l Child protection & safeguarding l Cognitive development in children through play l Health and Safety and preventing accidents

What will I learn? l Communication skills l Individual rights l Individual needs l Human lifespan development

What can I do next? This course can lead to the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, a Level 2 qualification in Childcare or into employment in the health and care sector.

You will gain vocational experience through 100 supervised work placement hours in a variety of Health and Social Care settings. What can I do next? You will obtain a good grounding to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Heath & Social Care, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education or to employment in the Care or Early Years sector.

For more information on our Health & Social Courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/health

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Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Level

3

Health & Social Care

NCFE CACHE L3 Technical Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

Develop your knowledge and skills in key areas of Health and Social Care. You will put the theory into practice in supervised work placement. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Our dynamic team uses a 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.

What will I learn? l Developing Effective Communication l Infection Prevention and Control l Equality, Diversity and Rights l Safeguarding l Human Growth and Development l Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology l Personal and Professional Development l Sociological and Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care The L3 Certificate includes 200 work placement hours and the L3 Extended Diploma includes 300 work placement hours. What can I do next? Progression could lead to employment in a hospital, local clinic, primary care trust, residential home or day centre, Alternatively, you could continue onto a Higher Education programme in Nursing, Midwifery or Social Work.

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.

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Horticulture & Landscaping

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Horticulture & Landscaping

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Skills for Working Life – Land and Plants

Progress into employment

City & Guilds L1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Horticulture

We also offer apprenticeships in Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Management. To find out more go to page 174, see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit:

Progress into degree level studies

www.oaklands.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

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Skills for Working Life – Land and Plants Level

E3

City & Guilds L1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

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This course provides a great introduction to the horticulture industry as well as building on your personal and social development and preparation for work. What do I need? No entry qualifications, other than a willingness to learn. What will I learn? l Recognise parts of plants l Fill plant containers l Insert plant material l Control weeds in planted area l Edge up an amenity area

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

This course will suit you if you’re just starting out and want a good basic understanding of the horticulture industry What do I need? No entry qualifications other than an interest in horticulture, landscaping or gardening. What will I learn? l Machinery operations l Plant propagation l Maintaining planted areas l Plant identification You will also be required to undertake a work placement.

What can I do next? Progression into suitable employment or onto a Level 1 qualification.

What can I do next? This course can lead onto a L2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills.

Horticulture students have access to excellent facilities, including a large glasshouse, polytunnels, plant nursery, walled garden and arboretum.

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City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills Level

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Full Time 1 Year St Albans

City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Horticulture Level

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The course is designed to develop practical skills and an understanding of horticulture practices to develop your career in various land based jobs. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above or a relevant Level 1 qualification or some experience within the industry. What will I learn? l Maintaining borders and pruning techniques l Planting and propagation skills l Industry nursery skills l Laying turf l Vegetable growing What can I do next? You could progress into employment, into an apprenticeship or continue onto a Level 3 qualification in Horticulture.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

This course will allow you to develop the skills to be a more senior worker or manager working in gardening, landscaping or groundskeeping, or to prepare for higher-level training.

Horticulture & Landscaping

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including Maths, English and Science or a Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture. What will I learn? l Business management 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 can I do next? You could enter into employment in 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.

For more information on our Horticulture courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/horticulture

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Hospitality & Catering

Hospitality and Catering

Our state-of-the-art training kitchens allow you to develop and practice your skills to the highest level.

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Entry Level Certificate in Vocational Studies – Hospitality & Catering L1 NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking VRQ L1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery NVQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery VRQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Progress into employment

BTEC L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Hospitality & Catering Event Management VTCT L3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery Kitchen and Larder

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Entry Level Certificate in Vocational Studies – Hospitality & Catering Level

E3

L1 NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

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If you are looking to develop the skills and experience required to embark on a successful career in the Hospitality & Catering industry, why not kickstart your journey with our Entry Level Certificate.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

If you are looking to turn your entry level knowledge into a qualification that is recognised by employers, or perhaps you want to progress up the professional culinary chain and work towards obtaining higher qualifications, this course enables you to do both.

What do I need? No formal entry requirements are needed.

What do I need? No formal entry requirements are needed.

What will I learn? l Customer service l Effective communication and teamworking l Basic food preparation and cooking l Correct use of kitchen tools & equipment l Food safety and hygiene What can I do next? Upon completion of this course you can progress onto the Level 1 NVQ in Food Preparation and Cooking.

What will I learn? l Preparing and cooking meat, poultry, pasta, rice and vegetables l Producing basic bread and dough products l Understanding health and hygiene standards l Develop, contribute and maintain working relationships l Health and safety and preventing accidents What can I do next? Successful completion of this course will allow progression into low-end employment or onto the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or the VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

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

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VRQ L1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level

1

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

NVQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level

2

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Are you looking to learn the basic knowledge, understanding and skills to embark on a career in the catering industry? This course develops your food preparation and serving skills whilst preparing you for a career in cookery.

Are you looking to hone your introductory qualification and experience to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in a restaurant or gastro pub? If so, this is the course for you.

What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above. Some work experience in cookery is preferable.

What do I need? Level 1 Certificate in Cookery or relevant experience within the industry, such as working in a pub/restaurant.

What will I learn? l Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry l Food safety, health & hygiene l Introduction to kitchen equipment l Further advanced cooking methods e.g. boiling, poaching, braising etc. What can I do next? From this course you can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or enter lowlevel employment.

Hospitality & Catering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

What will I learn? 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 can I do next? You could enter employment as a chef or continue to further study on the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Cookery.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Hospitality & Catering

BTEC L3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Hospitality & Catering Event Management

VRQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level

2

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

3

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

Looking to take the next steps towards a dream career as a professional chef? This vocational qualification is ideal if you work or want to work as a professional chef, allowing you to develop and practise the skills required for a successful career in the industry.

This course provides you with a general introduction to the operative levels of hospitality and catering, building as the course progresses to give you experience in supervisory management. You will have the opportunity to work alongside

What do I need? A VRQ Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery or relevant work experience within the industry, plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/D or above.

Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

What will I learn? l How to prepare meat, offal, fish and shellfish l Nutrition l Catering operations, costs and menu planning What can I do next? Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto the Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality or employment within a restaurant, hotel and cafĂŠ or gastro pub.

What do I need?

What will I learn? l Delivering exceptional customer service l Understanding and managing financial operations l Exploring contemporary world cuisine l Marketing, planning and managing an event l Human Resource and restaurant management What can I do next? Successful completion of this course provides you with a platform to a degree in Hospitality or associated fields. It could also lead to employment at supervisory or management level within the hospitality industry.

The Hospitality & Catering team at Oaklands College is rich in experience, with chef lecturers who have worked in Michelin starred restaurants, Directors Dining Rooms and five star hotels.

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VTCT L3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery Kitchen and Larder Level

3

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Hospitality & Catering

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of supervisory skills in the industry. You will learn about the principles of food safety, practical gastronomy, as well as learning advanced skills and techniques to produce a variety of dishes. What do I need? Applicants are required to have achieve their VRQ Level 2 or already working as a chef and looking to gain a formal qualification. What will I learn? l Food safety for catering and supervisory skills l Preparing and finishing complex game, meat, poultry and fish dishes l Prepare and finish complex bread and dough dishes l Prepare and finish complex soups, hot and cold desserts

Level 3 students recently enjoyed a trip to The Shard, where they visited the Shangri-La Hotel. Students were treated to a guided tour of the hospitality provision and enjoyed lunch at the Ting Restaurant.

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

For more information on our Hospitality & Catering courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/catering

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Learning for Independence & Future Employment Working in partnership with

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L.I.F.E

Please contact us on 01727 737780 / 737198 to arrange an appointment. Or email Life@oaklands.ac.uk

Springfield Level

PE

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

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

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.

All students are encouraged to use switches to operate equipment and to have control of their local environment.

What will I learn? Springfield is split into programmes depending on the needs of the individual student. These include:

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.

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.

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.

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. Continues...

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L.I.F.E

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. 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). 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. 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 five groups streamed by ability.

Focus programs provide an environment that is ‘autism friendly’, where the learner feels valued and can learn through consistent and predictable 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 self-care 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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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.

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.

Methods that are currently used in college are Makaton signing, symbols/photos, a diverse of communication aids, communication books/ passports and objects of reference.

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.

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L.I.F.E

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Supportive Learning Level

Level

Level

E1 E2 E3

Level

1

Full Time 2 Years option of a 3rd year (subject to review) St Albans What do I 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 will I 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. These cover a range of areas, including: l Coping

strategies discipline l Life and community skills l Functional skills in Maths and English l Internal

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, gardening and performing arts. Accredited qualifications are offered in the relevant subject areas if these qualifications are accessible to the individual.

Each student’s starting point and pathway will be assessed and identified on an individual basis. Students on pathway one will typically have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (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. 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. Students on pathway four 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 Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and/ or have been out of formal education for a period of time. What can I 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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Employability Skills Level

E3

Level

1

Supported Internship Level

Level

1

2

Part Time 6 Months St Albans Welwyn Garden City

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Employability Skills 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.

For students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

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. Workskills focuses on preparing you for employment covering areas such as CV writing, applying for a job and preparing for interview. Lifeskills sessions focus on increasing independence by developing skills needed to plan and prepare home cooked meals. 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.

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What is a supported internship? Internships are unpaid work and will be accessed alongside college sessions. The on-the-job training will support you to move into paid or voluntary employment at the end of the programme. You will be at work for up to 16 hours a week and at college for two days 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). At the end of your work placement the employer will offer an interview which we hope will lead to paid or voluntary employment. Is a supported internship for you? 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.

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L.I.F.E

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

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.

Our Springfield provision is rated “outstanding� by Ofsted

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Media

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Media

I want to be...

games designer

How do I get there? Level

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Level

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Level

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Level

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UAL L1 Diploma in Music Performing and Production Arts

UAL L2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

Level

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Level

5

Please see page 133 for info UAL L2 Diploma in Music, Performance and Production Please see page 129 for info

UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Games Design UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

Progress into employment or university

Level

4

UAL L2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.

Foundation Degree in Film and Television Production

Part of Oaklands

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Media

UAL L1 Diploma in Music Performing and Production Arts Level

1

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

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. What do I need? No formal entry requirements. What will I learn? l Communicating with an audience l An introduction to research for creative activities l Performance development l An arts project What can I 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.

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UAL L2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology Level

2

Media

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

This exciting course will introduce you to a range of media based skills including filming, editing, the internet and sound recording. Using industry standard camera equipment and software you will embark upon a series of creative experiments that culminates in several short film projects. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above. What will I learn? l How to write, plan and storyboard a story from script to screen. l How to properly record and edit dialogue and sound effects, l How to plan, design and create a website and learn about a variety of interactive technologies and techniques. l Theoretical approaches to media l The media industry as a whole and your place within it. What can I do next? Most students progress to a Level 3 programme such as the UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.

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.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Media

UAL L3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Games Design Level

3

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

Level

3

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

This course will give you a range of relevant games design skills to prepare you to progress towards a career in the games industry. The course is a mix of theoretical and creative projects covering industry standard games design software, animation, illustration, sound design, digital graphics animation and industry skills.

This course is designed to reflect the processes and professional expectations of the media industry and covers television and film and some aspects of digital based print media. Throughout the course you will be able to opt to specialise in one of these areas building an impressive portfolio of work.

What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above normally including English and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification, ideally in a relevant subject.

What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above normally including English and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification, ideally in a relevant subject.

What will I learn? l Creating computer games using industry standard software l Studying the history of computer games l Building skills in order to design characters, props and environments by hand and/or digitally l Recording and designing sound effects l Designing a board game l Studying the games design industry l Making a games design CV and portfolio website

What will I learn? 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.

What can I 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, you could gain a junior level position in a games design or animation agency.

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

For more information on our media courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/media

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Foundation Degree in Film and Television Production Level

4

Level

5

Media

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

UCAS Code: W283 Institution Code: H36 Campus Code: O (Oaklands College) This programme encourages you to develop your creative and practical skills in media production to a very high level. What do I 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/C 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 4/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 will I learn? 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.

For full programme information please visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/HE

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Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Our modern industry standard workshops will give you a feel of what it is really like to work in the motor industry.

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diagnostics engineer mechanic breakdown & recovery technician auto electrician quick fitter tyre fitter

Motor Vehicle

I want to be...

How do I get there? Level

E3 Level

1

Level

2

Level

3

E3 Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance

L1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

L2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

L3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Progress into employment

Our Motor Vehicle team has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience gained from working in the industry and can’t wait to pass it on to you.

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E3 Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance Level

E3

L1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

1

This is a great place to start for anyone wanting to pursue a career in motor vehicles. It is a practical, hands on learning experience that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. What do I need? No formal entry requirements. What will I learn? You will learn the fundamentals of motor vehicle service and repair through working on real vehicles and engines including: l Health

and safety l Basic vehicle engine operating principles l Introduction to vehicle electrical systems You will also develop your ability to work with hand tools, powered tools as well as mechanical lifting equipment. What can I do next? Successful completion can lead onto the Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

This 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. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above to include English and Maths. What will I learn 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 can I do next? Successful completion can lead onto the L2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles.

Level 3 Motor Vehicle student Tyrik secured a work placement at Glyn Hopkins Fiat in St Albans where his hard working attitude and willingness to learn resulted in the company offering him a full-time job.

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L2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level

2

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

L3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level

3

This is designed to offer you a solid continuation from Level 1 to the specialist role of Motor Vehicle Technician. You may also develop the core skills you need to progress on to a related apprenticeship. What do I need? You must have a Level 1 qualification in Motor Vehicle. What will I learn l Maintenance within a workshop l Remove/test and refit a cylinder head 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 can I do next? Progression onto the Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles or an apprenticeship.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Motor Vehicle

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

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. What do I need? You must have completed a Level 2 Motor Vehicle qualification and be working within the industry carrying out diagnostic work. What will I learn? 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 can I do next? Successful completion of this course could lead to further study on a specialist course, employment or an apprenticeship.

For more information on our Motor Vehicle courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/motor

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Progress into employment or university

Part of Oaklands

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UAL L1 Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts Level

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UAL L2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

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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.

This course provides a basic introduction to the study of music, including the music industry, performance, music theory knowledge and music production using technology. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D and above.

What do I need? No formal entry requirements. What will I learn? l Communicating with an audience l An introduction to research for creative activities l Performance development l An arts project What can I do next? You could progress on to a Level 2 programme in Music, Media or Performing Arts depending on your particular area of interest.

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

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

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.

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UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Music Performance Level

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Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

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. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including English and Maths, or a Level 2 Diploma in Music. You will also be required to audition on your first instrument. What will I learn? You will develop your skills in

UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Music Production Level

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Music

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

The music production pathway consists of an exciting range of production, recording, theoretical and contextual units using industry standard music software such as Pro Tools and Logic. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including English and Maths, or a Level 2 Diploma in Music. Some previous knowledge or experience of music technology is beneficial. What will I learn? You will develop your skills in: l Recording

l Performance

l Mixing

l Composition

l Composition

l Music

theory l Communication

l Sampling

You will spend time preparing materials and rehearsing both individually and as a member of a group.

What can I do next? You could progress onto degree-level studies or seek employment in a field related to the music industry.

What can I do next? You could progress onto degree-level studies or seek employment in a field related to the music industry.

For more information on our Music courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/music

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Performing Arts

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. They will guide you as you harness your talent, determination and energy into your chosen area of performance.

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UAL L2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

Progress into employment

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Progress on to university

Part of Oaklands

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UAL L1 Diploma in Music Performing and Production Arts Level

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UAL L2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

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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.

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

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.

What do I need? No formal entry requirements. What will I learn? l Communicating with an audience l An introduction to research for creative activities l Performance development l An arts project What can I do next? You could progress on to a Level 2 programme in Music, Media or Performing Arts depending on your particular area of interest.

For more information on our Performing Arts courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/performingarts

What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above preferably including English and Maths, however consideration will be given to candidates performing a successful audition. What you will learn? l Communicating with an audience l Staging a performance l Contextual research for performance and production l Performance skills and practice l Production skills and practice l Producing and performing to an audience What can I do next? You could continue to develop your skills on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.

Actor Will Rodell spent three years at Oaklands College studying Performing Arts, before excelling at the Manchester School of Theatre where he undertook three further years of training. I completed three lovely years at Oaklands, where I had the best teachers ever. Whilst studying I worked at the Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo, where I was surrounded by colleagues who held similar career aspirations to myself. It was tough, but my time at Oaklands College had given me the tools and skills to succeed: discipline, the importance of hard work and making sure you’re prepared and generally being professional.

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UAL L3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts Level

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Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

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. You will work from scripts as well as devising your own performances, fusing song, dance, acting and your imagination. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above normally including English and Maths. What will I learn? l Principles of performance l Engaging with an audience l Critical and contextual awareness l Professional practice l Collaborative performance l Performance and production skills What can I do next? This qualification 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.

Our Performing Arts students benefit from a dedicated dance studio and professional Myriad Theatre where they take responsibility for all aspects of their performances, including lighting and sound.

Previous shows performed and produced by our students 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.

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probation officer prison officer fire fighter paramedic soldier PCSO police officer

Public Services

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BTEC L2 First Extended Certificate in Public Services

Progress into employment

BTEC L3 National Foundation Diploma / Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Progress on to university

After completing her Level 3 course at Oaklands, Alisha Hall joined the Prison Service and is based at HMP Bedford. She regularly comes back to the college to help deliver aspects of the Custodial Care unit to current Level 3 students.

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BTEC L3 National Foundation Diploma / Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

BTEC L2 First Extended Certificate in Public Services Level

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Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Level

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Take your first steps towards a career supporting the public. You’ll learn the essential skills for a wide range of careers, from the armed services and police force to roles at local authorities and central government. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/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.

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

The uniformed protective services sector is diverse and encompasses public services such as the police service, the fire and rescue service, the armed services and the prison service. This programme prepares you for higher education and future employment in the sector. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including Maths or English or a Level 2 qualification in Public Services. A reasonable level of physical fitness and a willingness to learn the self-discipline of public service work.

What will I learn? l The role and work of the public services l Working skills in the public service sector l Public services and community protection l Health, fitness and lifestyle l Land navigation by map and compass l Volunteering for the public services l Preparing to respond to emergency incidents What can I do next? You can progress onto the Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services. With further training or study, you could go into a wide range of public sector occupations in both the uniformed and non-uniformed sectors.

What will I learn? l Citizenship and diversity l Behaviour and discipline in the uniformed protective services l Physical preparation, health and wellbeing l Teamwork, leadership and communication in the uniformed protective services l Government and the protective services l Planning for and responding to emergency incidents l Custodial care l Police powers and the law What can I do next? You could progress to university or other degree level studies or apply for a range of entry-level roles within the Uniformed Protective Services sector including an apprenticeship.

For more information on our Public Services courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/publicservices

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Highlights include a week-long residential stay with the British Army, a day with firefighters at St Albans Fire Station, Imperial War Museum and Houses of Parliament.

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Sport

I want to be...

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BTEC L1 Introductory Diploma in Sport

Progress into employment

OCR L2 Technical Diploma in Sport

L3 National Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sport, Fitness & Personal Training L3 National Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development

Progress on to university

L3 Certificate/National Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

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BTEC L1 Introductory Diploma in Sport Level

1

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

Turn your passion for sport, fitness and wellbeing into a successful career choice in the industry by learning a range of practical and theoretical concepts to help you understand the skills and knowledge needed to work in the sector. What do I need? No formal entry requirements. What will I learn? l Develop a personal progression plan l Learn how exercise affects the human body l Gain coaching skills in sport l Research, plan and deliver a sports event l Leadership and teamwork

OCR L2 Technical Diploma in Sport Level

2

What can I do next? This course can lead you onto the OCR Level 2 Technical Diploma in Sport or enable you to pursue direct employment into the sport and leisure industry.

Full Time 1 Year St Albans

The Level 2 Technical Diploma challenges you to turn your passion for sport, leisure and fitness into an employable skillset, through a technical knowledge and understanding in anatomy, physiology of sport, nutrition and psychology of sports performance. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above, including Maths and English. What will I learn? l Sports mindset and performance l Injury in sport l Carrying out a sports related project l Training for personal fitness What can I do next? Successful completion of this course can lead you onto a Level 3 course, such as the Extended Diploma in Sport, Fitness and Personal Training, Sports Coaching and Development or the National Foundation / Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science.

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L3 National Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sport, Fitness & Personal Training Level

3

Sport

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

One of the newest courses in the Sports department, this qualification allows you to study a wide range of areas within the fitness industry, giving you an insight into the world of Sport, Fitness and Personal Training, preparing you for a self-employed career in the health and fitness sector as a personal trainer. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English, or a Level 2 qualification in Sport.

Our sports facilities include; fitness gym, state-of-the-art sports hall, physio room, two full-size floodlit synthetic pitches and a new 3G pitch as well as traditional grass pitches.

What will I learn? l Personal trainer skills development l Explore careers in the industry l Health, wellbeing and sport l Fitness skills development l Functional sports massage techniques l Understanding nutrition for physical performance l Challenging ethical and current issues in sport What can I do next? On completion of this course, successful students can progress onto specialist degree courses in Higher Education or become a self-employed personal trainer and progress into a variety of industry job roles.

For more information on our Sport courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/sport

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L3 National Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development Level

3

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

L3 Certificate/National Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science Level

3

This course allows you to access employment in a variety of areas such as coaching, working towards delivering sports curriculum in schools or working towards running and coaching your own selfemployed classes across a variety of age groups and abilities. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English, or a Level 2 qualification in Sport.

Full Time 2 Years St Albans

This course is best suited to learners who want to progress to higher education programmes in the sport and exercise science sector. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including Maths, English and Science, or a Level 2 qualification in Sport. What will I learn? l Sports and exercise massage techniques l Exercise, health and lifestyle management l Assessing risk in sport l Fitness testing and programming l Human anatomy and physiology l Nutrition and the psychology l Opportunity to gain coaching badges

What will I learn? l Explore careers in sport and leisure l Understand health and wellbeing and sport l Develop your coaching skills l Self-employment in sport and physical activity l Human anatomy and physiology l Nutrition and the psychology l Opportunity to gain coaching badges What can I do next? This course focuses primarily on progression to employment as a coach, but also provides you with a qualification to progress into higher education on a variety of specialist degree subjects such as Sports Coaching and Development or Sports Management.

What can I do next? You could progress into Higher Education with university degree study in areas such as Coaching Science, Sports Physiology and Anatomy.

You can choose to study an A Level in Biology or Psychology alongside the L3 Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science.

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Our sports staff include international athletes, Olympians, elite level national and international coaches as well as semi-professional and former professional footballers.

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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.

Emerging Athlete Support Programme The EASP pathway aims to support athletes from sports which require specialist attention and are delivered primarily off-campus. The EASP includes a range of external sports such as Badminton, Kayaking, Tennis, Combat Sports and offers an on-site Golf provision.

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The EASP encompasses a strong Sports Science support mechanism through Strength & Conditioning, Medical Support and Technical Performance Analysis.

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Oaklands Wolves Athletics Academy As part of the Oaklands Wolves Athletics Academy, you will receive expert coaching and support services, specific to your individual development and ability. Athletes can choose to study from a wide range of courses, but choices may be limited due to timetabling and training commitments. The academy operates a unique three-tier system, to create a platform for athletes to achieve their full potential: PODIUM Athletes will generally have achieved a top 30 Power of 10 ranking, competed at English Schools or have achieved the times outlined in the Athlete Selection Criteria. Podium athletes will receive access to: l Sports

osteopathy therapy l Strength and conditioning l Psychology l Lifestyle analysis l Nutritionist l Biomechanical analysis l Event coaching l Residential accommodation if required l Sports

Athletes who have been through this level on our structure have achieved International Representation and World Medals.

PERFORMANCE Athletes will generally have achieved a top 50 Power of 10 ranking, competed at English Schools level or achieved the times outlined in the Athlete Selection Criteria. 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 generally have some experience of athletics and have competed before, however newcomers are welcomed. Potential athletes will receive access to: l Sports

therapy and conditioning l Event coaching l Strength

Advancements in ability are continually assessed allowing for progression as required.

For further information please email athletes@oaklands.ac.uk

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Athletics Academy alumni Chad Miller won Bronze in the 4x100m relay at the 2018 IAAF World Junior Championships.

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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. Our internal player pathway enables us to deliver performance programmes at every stage of basketball development from club through to National Team level. Competing in NBL D1 Men, 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. As an accredited England Development Programme delivering the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (D.I.S.E), we also work with local sixth forms to enable student athletes to reach their academic and sporting goals. Level

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Level

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Level

3

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Our student athletes 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 professional WBBL franchise l Division 1 Men franchise l U18 National League opportunities l National Team 2 Court Sports Hall l Partnership with University of Hertfordshire NBL D2 Women’s program l Potential progression to UK and International playing opportunities, including US colleges.

What do I need? l Commitment, a huge passion for basketball and a strong desire to improve. l Basketball ability to be assessed through a trial. l The correct grades for your chosen academic course. What will I learn? The programmes are focused on maximising your basketball potential. Players can also gain further qualifications in basketball coaching, refereeing and officiating from our Academy development programme. Contact For further information please email: basketballacademy@oaklands.ac.uk

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St Albans Wolves Football Academy The academy operates on a four-team diamond structure. The Elite squad sits at the top of the tree and competes at the highest level of college football in the AOC Category 1. Both the U19s and U17s compete in Category 2 and the Development squad in Category 3. The squads are based on age and ability. Progressions occur weekly, players can move up/down the tree depending on performance. Development l Level

2 Qualified Coach Strength & Conditioning l Collective Physiotherapy & Rehab l Progression in to the U17s & U19s l Collective

Elite l UEFA

A Qualified Coach Strength & Conditioning l Individual Physiotherapy & Rehab l Collective Sports Nutritionists l American Scholarships Pathways l Semi-Professional Pathways l English Schools & Colleges Trials l Professional Pathways l Individual

U17s

U19s

l UEFA

l UEFA

B Qualified Coach Strength & Conditioning l Collective Physiotherapy & Rehab l American Scholarships Pathways l Semi-Professional Pathways l Progression in to the Elite l Collective

B Qualified Coach Strength & Conditioning l Collective Physiotherapy & Rehab l American Scholarships Pathways l Semi-Professional Pathways l Progression in to the Elite l Collective

What to Expect 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. All squads compete weekly in the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA). Standout Elite players will get the chance to represent St Albans F.C. in the FA Youth Cup and trial for The English Colleges National Squad. Contact For further information please email Spyros Mentis at: spyros.mentis@oaklands.ac.uk

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Oaklands Wolves Women’s Football Academy in association with Arsenal Women FC

The Women’s Football Academy is run in conjunction with Arsenal Women FC, the current FA WSL title holders and leaders in developing female football talent. The Academy provides all students/players with the unique opportunity to develop their football as well as continuing with their education and aims to prepare female footballers for the next step in their football journey and fulfil their potential both on and off the pitch. The Academy Development Pathway forms three levels: Oaklands AWFC Potential This programme is aimed at players of all abilities who wish to experience a full-time football education programme to develop their football ability to the next level. Players will compete within the AoC Championship League & English College Cups.

This programme is aimed at players that may have played at some point within an FA Regional Talent Club, FA Advanced Coaching Centre, our AWFC Player Development Centre or high level boys or girls club. Players will compete within the AoC Championship League and English College Cups. Player progression onto Arsenal Women FC WSL Academy Programme - Elite.

Players receive: l Coaching from experienced FA Licensed staff l Players receive a high-level training programme with Arsenal Women FC Academy Coaches for 3-4 sessions a week l Players receive 10-15 hours of weekly football l Individual support and development programmes l Physiotherapy and individual rehab l Performance support l Nutrition, health and hydration l Video analysis and access to online performance analysis platforms l Lifestyle and mental health support, dual-career, time management, social media awareness, antidoping and media training l TASS Performance Support Services (WSL Academy only) l Opportunity to gain FA accredited coaching badges

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Oaklands AWFC Development

This programme is aimed at Elite players that have played at the highest level in the game aged 16-20. International experience desired. Players will compete within the FA WSL Academy League and Cups.

l Arsenal

Women FC Season Ticket and access to all AWFC home games l Arsenal/Adidas Kit package (WSL Academy only) What do I need? You will be required to attend a trial and an interview, as well as ensuring you obtain the appropriate GCSE grades required for your specific course. Contact For further information please email arsenalwomen@oaklands.ac.uk

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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 allows 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 and weekend matches, but can still play for their individual clubs. Level

1

Level

2

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Level

3

Level

4

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What will I learn? Each student’s hockey coaching & training programme will be managed individually, enabling you to maximise your academic & hockey playing potential. The Hockey Academy programme allows you access to almost any course delivered at our St Albans Campus.

Level

5

St Albans

What do I need? 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. You will be passionate about hockey and highly motivated to achieve excellence in your education and sport.

Hockey Academy student John Bennett was recently called up to represent Wales U18s Hockey as well as representing the First Team for St Albans Hockey Club.

Progress & opportunities During the course, you can 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 Saracens 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. Participation in our Netball Academy is open to all students who are interested in improving their netball skills and abilities, while gaining further academic qualifications by studying on a variety of academic programmes including A Levels or BTECs. Level

2

Level

3

Full Time 1 to 2 Years St Albans

What will I learn? The programme enables you to combine daily netball coaching sessions with your academic studies. The player focused programme will encourage you to improve as an individual and as a team player, to develop your game knowledge and understanding and equally importantly, complete an appropriate academic course of study.

What do I need? l Netball knowledge from school, club, county or elite level. l The required number of GCSEs or equivalent qualifications for the relevant academic course. l Successful trial, interview and minimum standards test. Contact For further information please email netball@oaklands.ac.uk joy.porter@oaklands.ac.uk

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Oaklands Wolves Men’s Rugby Programme In conjunction with the RFU and Saracens Rugby Club Since 2006 the Oaklands Rugby Academy Programme has given aspiring young student rugby players the chance to pursue their dream of becoming a professional rugby player. A formal link with Saracens Rugby Club provides young rugby players with a fantastic opportunity to access first class coaching and expertise throughout a working week purposefully scheduled around rugby. Students can choose from a broad range of full-time academic courses alongside the rugby programme, including BTECs in Sport and Business, A Levels, and trade courses such as plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. The rugby academy programme has developed an excellent reputation for developing young rugby players. Our First XV competes in the National ACE League Competition, England’s premier competition for college rugby, whilst the College Development XV team competes against other suitable schools and colleges. Level

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Level

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Full Time 1 to 2 Years St Albans

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.

What do I 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. What will I learn? Academic content will depend on the course you apply for. The rugby elements of the programme aim to improve core and position specific skills, game understanding and physical development, propelling players to progress to the highest level of rugby their potential allows.

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. Contact For further information on the rugby programme please email: rugby@oaklands.ac.uk

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Oaklands Wolves Women’s Rugby Programme The women’s rugby programme has official links to Saracens Rugby Club. Under the guidance of Lead Coach, Saracens and former England Prop, Rocky Clark, players in the women’s rugby academy programme have a fantastic opportunity to accelerate their development as players during the crucial ages of 16-19, with the hope of progressing to the Saracens senior women’s team and even international selection. Students can choose from a broad range of full-time academic courses alongside the rugby programme, including BTECs in Sport and Business, A Levels, and trade courses such as plumbing, electrical, and carpentry, whilst other course options may also combine with the rugby schedule. Level

2

Level

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Full Time 1 to 2 Years St Albans

What do I 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.

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.

What will I learn? Academic content will depend on the course you apply for. Rugby sessions will focus on core and positional skills, rugby education and physical development, taking advantage of the other support services on offer such as medical provision, strength & conditioning and performance analysis.

Contact For further information on the women’s rugby programme please email: rugby@oaklands.ac.uk

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Sport

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Travel & Tourism

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holiday representative tour guide chalet host travel agent visitor attraction staff tour operator cabin crew

Travel & Tourism

I want to be...

How do I get there? Level

2

Level

3

L2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Progress into employment L3 National Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Progress into university

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.

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Travel & Tourism

L3 National Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

L2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level

2

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Level

3

This practical and work-related study programme will give you a good insight into the UK travel and tourism industry. What do I need? Three GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above, related work experience or a relevant Level 1 course. What will I learn? 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 can I 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 tourism-related job.

Full Time 2 Years Welwyn Garden City

Develop the specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required for entering a career in the industry or for continuing your studies into Higher Education. What do I need? Four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including English or a Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism. What will I learn? 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 can I do next? This course prepares you for either work within the industry or progress to Higher Education.

Second year Level 3 students have the opportunity to gain an Introduction to Cabin Crew qualification specifically designed for those wishing to work as cabin crew.

For more information on our Travel & Tourism courses visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/travel

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Travel & Tourism

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

Previous trips have included a cruise visiting Genoa, Rome and Monaco with excursions to Cannes and Nice. Excursions were fully costed and risk assessed by the students, helping to develop their skills in budgeting, research and managing group activities.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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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 workbased 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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Level

3

Part Time 12 Weeks St Albans

L5 Diploma in Education and Training Level

5

This pre service course is suitable if you work or want to work as a teacher or trainer in the post 16 education and skills sector. What do I need? You should be aged 19 or over and have a Level 3 academic or vocational qualification as well as English at Level 2. What will I learn? l The roles and responsibilities of the teacher l Delivering inclusive learning l Assessing and giving feedback on learning Assessed through written and practical assignments, and microteach. What can I do next? Level 4 Certificate or Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Part Time 5 Terms St Albans

Teacher Training

L3 Award in Education and Training

This is an in service course suitable for teachers or trainers in the post 16 education and skills sector. What do I need? You must be aged 19 or over and hold a Level 3 academic or vocational qualification in the subject you will teach plus GCSE Maths and English or equivalent. You will need to undertake a minimum of 100 teaching hours spread evenly across the course. What will I learn? l Planning inclusive teaching and learning l Application of theories and principles which underpin teaching, learning and assessment practice l Development of positive behaviours and employability skills l Preparation for the personal tutor role l Implementing an action research project l The impact of wider influences on the professional role of the teacher and trainer Assessment is through assignments and teaching observations What can I do next? Application for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS).

We also offer Teacher Training Apprenticeships. For further information please see our Apprenticeship Guide or visit www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Higher Education

Higher Education

University Campus St Albans A Joint Venture between the University of Hertfordshire and Oaklands College

University Campus St Albans Degree Courses:

UCSA offers flexible and affordable degrees allowing people from all ages and backgrounds to study whilst working.

l BA

l BSc

(Hons) Engineering with Management

For more information visit www.uc-sa.co.uk

l FdA

Merchanting Management

l BSc l BA

(Hons) Construction Management

(Hons) Business Management & Innovation

l BA

(Hons) Business Management & Innovation – L6 Top-Up (Hons) Leadership & Professional Development

Students holding offers on Extended and Foundation Degrees are able to apply for accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield.

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Our fees are lower than those of universities, and by studying locally, you could save on accommodation and travel costs. Each course could offer you the opportunity to progress onto university to extend your study and gain an Honours Degree. Courses are taught in small groups by our professional team of academics who will 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 work-based learning. You will gain knowledge and work experience that will help you stand out in the crowd when it comes to going for the job you want.

Higher Education

We offer a range of degree level studies designed to offer you greater flexibility than standard degree courses.

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 you will get the best of both worlds.

Our Higher Education Courses l Foundation

Degree in Business Management Degree in Business Management with l Accounting l Marketing

l Foundation

l Foundation

Degree in Film and Television Production l Foundation Degree in Early Years l Extended Degree in Engineering and Technology l Extended Degree in Science l HNC Construction and the Built Environment l HNC Civil Engineering l HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering l HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering

How to apply For full-time Foundation Degrees 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 Level

3

Full Time 1 Year Welwyn Garden City

Access to Higher Education

Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to bridge the gap between your existing education and what you need to study at degree level. Each Access Pathway has been designed to provide you with subject specific knowledge, but you will also develop your study skills, academic writing, research skills and ability to work independently. Throughout you will be supported by a personal tutor. Your tutor will also help with that important UCAS application.

What do I 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 check your existing qualifications and make sure that Access to HE is right for you. We will also assess your current skills in English and Maths. Typically you will have a GCSE in English and Maths at Grade 4/C or above or an equivalent (perhaps a qualification obtained abroad). You may also need specific experience or a subject specific qualification. I haven’t got these but I’m 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.

We offer the following pathways:

The Access to Nursing and Midwifery course is one of the most challenging but rewarding things I have completed. It has allowed me to start my degree in midwifery and has provided me with the educational foundation to feel confident in starting my degree. The support from the teachers was excellent and I could not have done it without them. Chloe

Access to Nursing / Midwifery Includes subjects relating to areas of professional health care, psychology and human biology. Specifically designed for anyone wishing to pursue a career in nursing, midwifery and other medical roles. Access to Science Subjects include: biology, chemistry, physics and maths. Access to Social Sciences Subjects include sociology, criminology and psychology. All pathways include study skills, communication skills, academic reading and writing.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships 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. 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 4-9

A Levels or Level 3 study programme

Foundation Degree or HNC/ HND

Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s

To start an apprenticeship you must already be employed within the industry you wish to train in.

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If you don’t have a job already, we can help you secure employment with apprenticeship training.

The apprenticeship programmes we offer are listed on the next page. For full details please see our Apprenticeship Guide.

Entry requirements are specific to individual apprenticeship programmes and full details will be discussed with you.

Email: apprenticeships@oaklands.ac.uk

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

To find out more visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships from Together Training

Business

Leadership and Management

l Business

Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 2 l Customer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 2 l Assistant Accountant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3

Children and Early Years l Early

Years Educator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3

Construction Trades

l Bricklayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level

2 and Joinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 2 l Installation/Maintenance Electrician. . . . . . . . . . Level 3 l Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician. . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3 l Carpentry

Engineering l Engineering l Space

Technician. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3 Engineering Technician.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 4

Hair Professional l Hair

Professional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 2

Greenkeeping & Sports Turf Management l Golf

Greenkeeper.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships at Oaklands

l Team

Leader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3 Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 4 l Operation manager .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 5 l Coaching .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 5 l Project

Human Resources l HR

Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3 CIPD & Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3 CIPD l HR Business Partner .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 5 CIPD l Learning

Professional Services l Customer

Service Practitioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 2 Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3 l Procurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 4 CIPS l Business

Advice /Guidance l Career

Development Practitioner . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 6 Practitioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 4

l Employability

What’s new! l Complex

Management Solutions .. . . . . . . . . . . . Level 7 Service Operator Officer .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3 l Public Sector Compliance Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 3 l Public

l Advanced

Teacher Training l Learning

and Skills Teacher.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 5

Together Training Ltd has been set up to directly meet the needs of Apprenticeship Levy paying employers in the local area. www.togethertraining.co.uk 01923 812150

University Campus St Albans (UCSA) l Chartered

Management Degree Apprenticeship Site Management Degree Apprenticeship

l Construction

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How to find us

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 on-site machines, by telephone or online.

Information, Advice & Guidance Oaklands College is also present in The Hub at the Council Offices in St Albans.

TRAVEL SCHEME

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St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0JA SatNav users: AL4 0XR

DISCOUNTED 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 15 for full details.

Location

Civic Centre St Peter’s Street St Albans AL1 3JE

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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.

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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.

Oaklands Borehamwood

Parking There is no student car parking on campus during the day. Public parking is available nearby. Daily rates apply.

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

How to find us

Full Time & Part Time Courses 2021/22

163 Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1JY

Parking There is no parking is at this site. Public parking is available nearby. Daily rates apply.Location

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Open Events 2020/2021

We hold open events at regular intervals throughout the year. Keep an eye on our website or follow us on social media for the latest updates. Find out more and register your interest at:

www.oaklands.ac.uk Get Social:

Applying to Oaklands Please apply online at www.oaklands.ac.uk If you are unable to apply online, please complete the application form opposite. If you need any advice or help please contact our Admissions Team on

01727 737000

or email admissions@oaklands.ac.uk We accept applications throughout the year, but recommend you apply as soon as possible to secure your place on the course you want. You can apply for more than one course. Our tutors and student advice team can help you with your final decision prior to enrolment.


APPLICATION FORM 2021-2022 Please return your completed form to: Contact Centre, Oaklands College, St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0JA If you have any queries please call the Contact Centre on 01727 737 000.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ Please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form. If you are an International student, please complete our International application form which can be found at www.oaklands.ac.uk

Please complete all sections clearly PART 1 | Personal information Title (Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss, etc)

Surname/Family Name

First Name Home Address Postcode Date of Birth

/

/

Gender

Telephone

Mobile

Male

Female

Email

Please ensure you provide an email address, we will use your email address to communicate with you throughout the application process.

Parent/Guardian details (if under 18 when course starts) Title (Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss, etc)

Full Name

Relationship to you

Address Postcode Telephone

Mobile

Email

Please ensure you provide an email address for your parent/guardian, we will use this email address to communicate with them throughout the application process.

Residence and Fee Status Do you have settled status in the UK? (e.g. British Citizen, indefinite leave)

Yes

No

If yes, have you been a resident for the past three years?

Yes

No

Do you have or are you applying for a Student Visa?*

Yes

No

* If you answer yes please include a copy of your Visa and Passport.

Equality and Diversity Oaklands College is committed to providing opportunities for all. By providing information in this section, we can monitor if we are achieving this and ensure that we provide you with the facilities and support to facilitate your learning experience.This will help us monitor equal opportunities and your assistance in completing this is appreciated.

Please tick the appropriate box to indicate your ethnic background: English / Welsh / Scottish / Northern Irish / British

White and Asian

Any other Asian background

Irish

Any Other Mixed / multiple ethnic background

African

Gypsy or Irish Traveller

Indian

Caribbean

Any Other White background

Pakistani

Any other Black / Caribbean background

White and Black Caribbean

Bangladeshi

Arab

White and Black African

Chinese

Any other ethnic group

Learner Support The College is committed to meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, so please let us know if you require additional support. We offer a range of support services for students. If you tick any of the boxes below we will contact you to establish if you need any assistance to attend an interview. Physical Disability ADHD

Asperger syndrome/High functioning Autism Dyspraxia/Dyscalculia

Visual/hearing impairment

Dyslexia

Have you received special exam arrangements, e.g. extra time?

Yes

No

Other (please specify):


PART 1 | Personal information Do you have an Education, Health and Care Plan?

Yes

No

Criminal Convictions Oaklands College has a commitment to provide a safe environment and it is important to know if applicants or students have any criminal convictions. Please tell us if you have any convictions or are under investigation. Yes No If you answer yes, further information will be asked for and treated in a confidential manner.

Please list the course(s) you wish to apply for in order of preference (if applying for A levels or AS levels please list the subjects you wish to study). NB. You may apply for more than one course.

Course(s) Title (Please give the title as shown in the guide)

Full-time or Part-time

Campus/Site

Start Date (month and year or exact date)

PART 2 | Qualifications Qualification Details It is important that you complete this section with accurate details. Please list any examinations/qualifications taken or to be taken.

Title/Subject

Predicted Grade

Level

eg. GCSE , AS, DIPLOMA

PART 3 | Education If you are still at school or college or have recently left, please provide us with the name of your school or college.

Name of school/college Address Postcode

PART 4 | Signature Signature of Student

Date

Signature of Parent or Guardian (if applicant under 18)

Date

Actual Grade


Oaklands College Our Values

Valuing Diversity Pursuing Excellence Working Together Being Open & Honest Being Innovative

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