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Introduction

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Why choose Oaklands College?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 New and improved facilities.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Come and join the Oaklands Community.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 How to apply: Unlock your potential.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Oaklands: Three steps to success.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 What qualifications can I get?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 How we’ll support you. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 How will I travel to college?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 FAQs for parents & schools.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Applying & what happens next. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Student Charter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Courses Index

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Higher Education & Access to Higher Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 A Level Academy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Animal Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Art, Fashion and Design.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

index Working together to unlock your potential

Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Media Make-up.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Business and Retail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Childcare Studies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Computing & IT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Construction.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 – Brickwork – Carpentry and Joinery – Electrical Installation – Painting and Decorating – Plastering – Plumbing Engineering & Motor Vehicles.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 English as a Second or Foreign Language.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Equine Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

pote ntial Forensic Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Health & Social Care.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Horticulture, Greenkeeping, Agriculture & Countryside Management.. . . . . . . . 98

Hospitality and Catering.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Learning for Living & Work.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Media, Music and Performing Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Public Services.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Sports Studies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Travel and Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Work Based Learning and Apprenticeships.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Information

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How to Find Us. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Application Form.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover


Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step to joining an exciting, vibrant environment that understands and promotes the importance of learning. We take pride in the success of our students and look forward to helping you on the road to professional and personal success. Zoe Hancock, Principal


Why choose Oaklands College? Outstanding staff

Ofsted inspection results

Links with Industry

At Oaklands we take great care to ensure that all our teaching is delivered by an expert in that given discipline.

Ofsted inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for students of all ages. They are an excellent indicator of how good a college is. The most recent inspection gave the College an overall rating of “Good� and identified the following strengths:

Oaklands College prides itself on links with local companies and businesses to provide our students with an education that is desirable to employers. We offer over fifty Apprenticeship or NVQ courses across our entire range of courses so you are bound to find something that suits you. These courses are designed to reinforce your technical skills and give you nationally recognised qualifications while you are in employment. Our students have gone on to progress in extremely varied careers with both large and small companies such as construction giants Skanska, engineering company MBDA, working in retail with Tesco and Waitrose and telecommunications with T Mobile.

Our vocational provision is delivered by qualified teachers with experience in their particular field. Our Sports courses are supported by Olympians, international level athletes and current international coaches. Our academic teaching is delivered by qualified experts with success rates in excess of national averages. For example, in 2012 sixteen A Level subject areas achieved a 100% pass rate.

l Good success rates l Well managed programmes l Good teaching l Particularly effective monitoring

of progress

l Good guidance and support l Strong leadership and

management

Equality and Diversity We offer a rich learning environment and believe we all benefit from the wide variety of backgrounds, beliefs, attitudes, values and abilities of our students and staff. Our commitment is to treat all students with respect and dignity, and to provide a positive learning environment, free from discrimination.

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New and improved facilities – Our investment in your future... New St Albans Campus and a revitalised Welwyn Garden City Campus We know how important having an outstanding learning environment can be in achieving your goals and ensuring you have the best possible learning experience. We have made a multi-million pound investment in our facilities to ensure that when you get to Oaklands you experience state of the art facilities.

Bigger, Brighter, Better Our City Campus has moved just 2 miles down the road to new facilities at our formerly named Smallford Campus. We have relocated our existing provision to facilities set within over 200 acres of Hertfordshire countryside. 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. Our Alban Park provision (Construction Trades and Hospitality & Catering) will also be relocating to brand new, industry standard facilities at the St Albans Campus in 2013.

Welwyn Garden City Campus

A place to pray

We have made significant investment in our Welwyn Campus, building a new facility within our beauty department, installing a new lift, opening up and improving our Learning Resources Centre plus upgrading the IT infrastructure for the entire site.

Multi-faith rooms are available at each campus for prayer or for quiet reflection.

Although each campus has its own offering and personality, there are some things that are common to every campus…

A place to study The Learning Resources Centres are a place for study and support. Our friendly staff work in partnership with you and tutors to integrate learning resources into study programmes and are always happy to help you with your studies.

A place to chill-out Student Lounges are a great place to meet and make new friends and relax during break times. They have comfortable seating, games consoles, TVs and social use computers. You can also get information on what’s going on each term with enrichment activities.

A place to eat On each campus there’s a campus café where you can get a selection of snacks, drinks and freshly cooked hot food to suit most needs. There are also Costa Coffee cafés inside the St Albans Campus Café and in F block at Welwyn Garden Campus.

Technology l WIFI at all campuses. The wireless

network at Oaklands is open to any student mobile device, from laptops to iPhones to encourage the use of mobile learning l a User ID and password l secure, backed up storage space for your work l high speed internet access l an email account (for work use, you should not normally use it for personal use) l security facilities including antivirus, spam and content filtering l a student website providing information, advice and guidance, forums, competitions, offers and a unique insight into student life.

New buildings, new beginnings, endless possibilities

Enrichment Activities A number of activities and events are available to you including football, boccia, yoga and a theme park trip.

Student Voice We encourage our students to get their voices heard. You could get yourself elected as a Student Representative for your course or become a Student Council member. We currently have over 200 Student Representatives.

A person to listen Student Services Staff will support you from your first enquiry to the College, through the application and enrolment process and throughout your time at college. They’re there to help you and sort out any problems you may have.

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Come and join the Oaklands Community... Community Events Every year at Oaklands we regularly open up our doors to the public and share the wonderful space we have with free events and entertainment. We also travel around the community celebrating the region we represent, bringing together people of all ages and all backgrounds.

From Hertfordshire’s largest free to enter event, our College Summer Fayre through to our Welwyn Food Festival and the popular Lambing Day we really have something for everyone. We encourage our students to participate in many different ways, from performing on the main stage through to cooking up a storm in the kitchens.

l Summer Fayre l World of Food Festival l Lambing Day l Annual Art Exhibition l Be Creative l St Albans Monopoly Day l School Awards series l Primary School Olympics

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

There are other ways to get involved. You can experience and interact with the Oaklands community anytime. Why not join us on:

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Get involved!

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How to apply: Unlock your potential...

Oaklands: Three steps to success...

Come along to an Open Evening Open events give you the opportunity to: l Speak to tutors from the course area you are interested in

To determine the best campus to attend, have a look at the location for your course of interest and come along to that campus.

l Explore our facilities and

Open Evenings

see where you will study

l Receive information, advice

and guidance on courses and the support available

i For the location of the campuses, please see How to Find Us on page 149

All Open Evenings run from 17.30 – 20.00 November 2012

April 2013

Tuesday 13th November 2012 Welwyn Garden City Campus

Tuesday 23rd April 2013 Welwyn Garden City Campus

Wednesday 14th November 2012 St Albans Campus

Wednesday 24th April 2013 St Albans Campus

Thursday 15th November 2012 Alban Park Campus*

Thursday 25th April 2013 Alban Park Campus*

February 2013

August 2013

Tuesday 12th February 2013 St Albans Campus

Wednesday 28th August 2013 St Albans Campus

Wednesday 13th February 2013 Alban Park Campus*

Thursday 29th August 2013 Welwyn Garden City Campus

Thursday 14th February 2013 Welwyn Garden City Campus

* With effect from September 2013 all provision currently at Alban Park will be relocating to new facilities at our expanding St Albans Campus.

Open Evenings

Open Evenings

Open Evenings

We provide independent careers advice and guidance.

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Find a course that’s right for you Look through this guide to learn about our wide range of courses and qualifications including entry requirements, progression routes and achievement facts. We offer the largest range of courses in the county, excellent learning facilities and the latest technology to ensure that all our students experience the best learning environment before progressing onto university or into employment.

Any worries? We can help Pages 11 to 14 contain details on the range of support services available to new students and advice for parents and schools. If you have a financial, travel or childcare worry or just want to find out more about learning at college, we can help!

Don’t delay! Apply today! On page 15 you will find a guide to the application and interview process and contact details for the Contact Centre. Upon receipt of your application we aim to respond to you within five working days.

Need more advice? If you are unsure which course is right for you, or need more information on the course you have chosen or the support available, contact us on 01727 737 000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

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What qualifications can I get? Level 2

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Unfortunately, we do not accept 16-18 students who want to do GCSE subjects only.

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

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Level

2 If you don’t have Maths GCSE at A*– C you will be required to obtain this while completing AS Levels.

What can you do next?

No entry level qualifications, other than a willingness to learn

Entry Level Award Essential Skills Skills for Working Life

Employment Further Training Level 1 course

Three GCSEs at Grade E or above

BTEC Introductory Diploma BTEC Foundation First Certificate City & Guilds Level 1 Entry to Employment (e2e) NVQ Level 1 Foundation Diploma

Employment Further Training Level 2 course

Four GCSEs at Grade D or above

BTEC Level 2 Diploma City & Guilds Level 2 Apprenticeships NVQ Level 2 Higher Diploma

Employment Further Training Level 3 course

No formal qualification requirement 1

Access to Higher Education

Four GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including Maths and English

BTEC L3 Diploma BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships NVQ Level 3

Employment Further Training Higher Education Level 4–5 course

Five GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including Maths and English

BTEC Extended Diploma

Six GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including English and Maths 2

A Levels

80 UCAS points, plus five GCSEs at Grade C or above

Combined Modular Extended Degree (CMED)

Level

The table lists guidelines for common entry requirements for each level of learning. However, for certain courses you may have to meet additional criteria, listed throughout this guide. Most courses also require you to pass an interview and demonstrate the skills and commitment required to succeed on your chosen programme.

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What can you study?

Level

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

What do you need?

Foundation Degree HNC/HND to Level 4/5

Your path to success

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

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How we’ll support you... Information, Advice and Guidance Student Advice Team

Financial Support

Financial Assistance

Learning Support

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.

Under 19 Full and part-time students aged 16–18 on 31st August 2013 and resident in the EU for the last three years are exempt from tuition fees on all full-time courses but will have to pay for material fees if applicable. Fees will apply to exam resits and non-attendance at examinations.

This can help you with fees, childcare, and travel.

Why Additional Learning Support?

Opening Times You can drop in and chat with our Student Advisers; Monday-Thursday 08.30-17.00 Friday 08.30-16.30 You can also call on 01727 737 000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

Student Advisers Student Advisers are available on each campus and can help you while you study with a range of practical and personal issues, such as financial support, benefits, childcare, welfare support and guidance appointments. If you have a query regarding any of our services and would rather access information online, then simply go to our website home page and click on the “Live Help” icon to have a direct conversation with one of our experts.

16-19 Bursary Scheme You could be eligible for up to £1,200 in support to help with travel, meals and materials. 19 and over If you are 19 or above on 31st August 2013 a tuition fee will need to be paid, in addition to any materials costs. Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of means tested benefits, or if you are a dependant on those receiving benefits. Your tuition fees may also be remitted if you have elected to undertake your first full Level 2 (ages 19-23) or Level 3 qualification (ages 19-24) and are under 25. The materials charges vary according to the course you apply for, and cover items such as equipment, protective clothing and art materials.

Guidelines are complex and vary depending on whether you are over or under 19. Priority is given to families on benefit or with low incomes. For more information on fees and financial assistance please visit www. oaklands.ac.uk, email info@oaklands. ac.uk or call 01727 737000

Key/Functional Skills Students of all ages have an entitlement to Key/ Functional Skills in Maths and English. We refer to these as Life Skills. As a result all our students regardless of their achievements undertake initial and diagnostic assessments to determine individual development needs. In general the College endeavours to ensure Maths and English are embedded within main programmes of studies to help students to contextualise the use of these skills. There are also opportunities for students on AS programmes to improve their GCSE Maths provided they have a minimum grade D on application. This entitlement ensures we provide appropriate learning opportunities to develop Maths, English and in some cases ICT skills to the levels universities and employers require.

The Additional Learning Support Team can help you to access the right support at any stage of your programme. We work with learners with a broad range of needs including: l Dyslexia l Sensory impairment l Aspergers Syndrome l Autism l ADD/ADHD l Dyspraxia l Mental health problems l Physical disabilities l A general learning 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 l A tour of the campus l Support at interview and enrolment

During… Your programme we can provide: l An assessment of support

requirements

l Screening and assessment for

dyslexia l Learning support – one to one, workshop or in class l Language support l Literacy and Numeracy support l Specialist equipment l Assistive technology training l Adapted learning materials l Personal care l Special exam arrangements l Free resources

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

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

Matrix Standard Oaklands was the first college in Hertfordshire, and the second further education college in the country, to gain the Matrix Quality Standard Accreditation for its detailed and clear information, advice and guidance. So you can be assured all your questions

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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 post.

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How will I travel to college?

FAQs for parents & schools

Getting here couldn’t be easier, at Oaklands we are constantly striving to make sure that we do the most for our students – that’s you! Whether you are travelling by bus, train or car we ensure that getting to college is as convenient as possible.

Your questions answered…

By bus

Hertfordshire SaverCard

By car

Oaklands College has a new travel card scheme in partnership with Uno so that you can get to college cheaper and quicker.

If you are under 19, in full-time education and live in Hertfordshire you can get half price fares on Hertfordshire public buses. The card costs £20 from Hertfordshire County Council and forms are available at college advice centres and receptions but if your family is on a low income you could get one free of charge.

As a college we like to encourage you to think about the environment and the ways in which you can help reduce the carbon footprint by opting for public transport. If, however, you do decided to travel by car then there is limited parking at all of our campuses. There is pay and display 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.

Why should my son/daughter choose college instead of sixth form? College provides a safe, secure, adult learning environment where your son/ daughter can meet new people and study a wide range of academic and vocational subjects leading to higher education or employment.

The scheme entitles you to UNLIMITED travel on Uno buses within Hertfordshire and North London from just £1.00. To see all available routes visit www.unobus.info

Call 0300 1234 050 for further information.

By train There are train links to all our main campus towns via First Capital Connect. To find out more visit www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk Hertfordshire Student TrainCard A special pass that lets you travel for two thirds of the adult season ticket fare. The discount is only valid within Hertfordshire and can only be used between the stations stated on the TrainCard. If your family is on low income you could get one free of charge. Call 0300 123 4050 for further information.

Young Persons Railcard A Young Persons Railcard costs £28 and will save you 1/3 on rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. You’re eligible if you’re aged between 16–25, or over the age of 26 and in full-time education. For more information, or to buy online visit www.youngpersons-railcard.co.uk or call 08448 714036.

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Information for parents

How much will the course cost? Full and part-time students aged 16–18 on 31st August 2013 and resident in the EU for the last three years are exempt from all tuition fees. In some cases materials charges will apply, these are to cover items such as equipment, protective clothing and art materials. Will my son/daughter attending college affect my state benefits? If your son/daughter is attending college full-time your Child Benefit and Family Tax Credit should not be affected. You will need to ensure the appropriate authorities are informed of the transition from school to college. If my son/daughter requires learning support, is this available? Additional learning support is available to help with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Learner Advisers are on hand to support students with any worries.

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How will my son/daughter travel to college? A subsidised Uno bus service is provided to all our main campuses.

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

In addition there are many discounts available to students, see opposite page.

l Attending your school careers and

How will my son/daughter’s progress be monitored? Each student will be assigned a Personal Tutor to support their development and progress. Your son/ daughter will meet regularly with their Personal Tutor to discuss how they are getting on at college and provide any information and advice they require. What if my son/daughter decides to change the course they have chosen? It is usually possible to change to another course within the first few weeks. Are these courses available to me? Yes, but fees will apply. We also provide part-time, leisure and employer focused courses. Please see our Part-time Guide for available courses.

These include: options events

l Providing campus tours and

presentations for student groups

l Organising taster days, where

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

Exciting opportunities at 14–16 We offer a wide variety of vocational provision enabling 14-16 year-old students to develop the skills needed for further studies or employment. We already work with a large number of schools and are keen to expand this. If you are interested in receiving further information on the flexible options we provide please contact:

Laura Apps on 01727 737722 or email Laura.Apps@oaklands.ac.uk.

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Applying & what happens next... You can apply online at www.oaklands.ac.uk or by post.

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It couldn’t be easier.

Step 1

Visit our website

www.oaklands.ac.uk and search ‘Courses’. Once you find the course you are interested in please click on the course title and this will show you the full information for the course you are interested in.

Step 2

When you have chosen your course, go to ‘Apply Now’ on the right hand-side and you can process your application here. If you are unsure, you can apply for more than one course and keep your options open.

By post You can apply for your chosen programme by completing the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form at the back of this guide and returning them to us at:

Contact Centre Oaklands College Hatfield Road St Albans AL4 OJA

Interview and assessment Your parent(s), guardian or employer are more than welcome to attend your interview with you. You will be asked to complete an initial assessment to help us assess your literacy and numeracy level. We do not use the results to decide whether you can come to college or not. You will also be interviewed by a course tutor from the area you have applied for. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course and the College and for us to make sure the course is right for you. At the end of the interview we will agree if the course and level is right for you, and if appropriate, a place will be offered. If you or the tutor feel the course is the wrong one for you, there will be an opportunity for you to discuss other options with a member of the Advice Team. When we have made you an offer we will enrol you onto the course to ensure you become a member of the Oaklands Community. We will keep in touch with you to let you know if there are things happening at the College that may interest you.

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Part-time Programmes that require an interview You can also use the application form in this guide to apply for part-time programmes in following areas: l Plumbing l Electrical Installation l Carpentry & Joinery l Brickwork l Plastering l Construction Management

(National Certificate and Higher National Certificate) l Civil Engineering l Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistants) Level 2 and 3 l Foundation Degree in Early Years l Counselling - all levels l Access (Health Studies or Humanities & Social Sciences) l AAT (all levels) These programmes require applicants to attend an interview in order to be considered for the programme. Please complete the application form as fully as you can. We do not require references for part-time programmes. Early application is recommended.

Student Charter This charter tells you what you can expect from Oaklands College and what we expect from you in return. What you can expect: About College: l Information about the College and College life l Impartial information, advice and guidance on choices available to you l Help to decide what you want to do at College and the support you might need l Information about what it costs to study at College and where you may be able to get help l Information in a variety of formats to suit people with disabilities. At College: l Equality of opportunity and treatment l Help to access the course of your choice if you have a disability or learning difficulty l A safe and suitable environment l Flexible teaching and learning l Personal support and a range of student activities l The chance to talk about your college work and how you are getting on l Access to eLearning, IT, Multi-media, books, magazines and support in the Learning Resources Centres l A fair assessment of your work within clear guidelines l Clear information on examination arrangements l Help to decide what to do next. The College has a compliments and complaints system to help you if we fail to meet our commitments or to recognise when we exceed them.

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Go a degree higher for less and get where you want to go. We offer courses across a wide range of subject areas, both academic and vocational.

Go a degree higher

Higher Education At Oaklands College we have expanded our Higher Education (HE) offer. You can study a wide range of courses so that you can make your next important step towards fulfilling your ambitions. Extended Degree in Engineering – if you want to study for a degree but do not meet the entry requirements, completion at this level will guarantee you entry onto year one of your chosen Engineering subject. HNC/HND – a Higher National Certificate/Diploma can be achieved in two years and can provide progression to the second year of a BA or BSc Honours Degree. Foundation Degree – this is a nationally-recognised degree qualification in its own right, and can also lead onto the final year of an Honours Degree programme. You will have access to a wide range of services and facilities at Oaklands. In addition you will also have access to the University of Hertfordshire’s: l Learning Resource Centres – open 24 hours a day,

seven days a week during term time l Sports Village – take advantage of excellent health,

fitness and swimming facilities l StudyNet – a virtual learning environment providing

online course materials l Students Union – join a club or society, meet new

people and enjoy a taste of university life.

Our Higher Education Courses Page

Higher Education & Access to Higher Education

Higher Education & Access to Higher Education

Course

40 Foundation Degree in Animal Management 54 Foundation Degree in Business 54 Foundation Degree in Business with Information Systems 67 Foundation Degree in Equine Performance and Management 120 Foundation Degree in Media Production 140 Foundation Degree in Sports Studies 79 Extended Degree in Engineering 58 Foundation Degree in Early Years 68 Foundation Degree in Construction Management (part-time) 68 BSc Construction Management (part-time) 120 HNC/HND Music (part-time) 140 HNC/HND Sport and Exercise Science (part-time) * HNC/HND Civil Engineering (part-time - see HHEC guide) 68 HNC Construction (part-time) * HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering (part-time - see HHEC guide) * Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium

How to apply For full-time Foundation Degrees and Extended Degree in Engineering please apply through UCAS – www.ucas.co.uk/apply. You will need to use the UCAS code provided and our institution code HERTS H36 plus campus code O (Oaklands College). 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 HNCs and HNDs please complete the application form at the back of this guide.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Access to Higher Education Level

Access to Higher Eduction Our Access courses will prepare you for entry to university. A particular feature of our courses is the development of successful learning skills and the ability to work independently. Our students enjoy the way we both challenge them and offer individual support as they recognise this prepares them well for university. Access to Higher Education bridges the gap between existing education and that needed for studying at degree level. This course is designed for those whose primary aim is to progress to university and do not have the traditionally required GCSE and A Level qualifications. The course is offered over one year full time during the day or an intensive two evenings a week. If you study on a daytime course you will be able to choose from three pathways: Health Professions, Humanities and Social Sciences. If you elect to study in the evenings you can choose from two pathways: Health Professions or Humanities. Either way you will receive individual support and guidance throughout. The Access to HE programme also offers students the opportunity to enrol onto one GCSE course alongside the Access course as many universities now require Maths, English or Science as part of their entry criteria. On completing the Access course many of our students will continue their education at the University of Hertfordshire. Others choose to go further afield and continue their studies at various universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

We hold Access presentation evenings throughout the year. Please call our Contact Centre on 01717 737000 for the next available date. You can also come along to one of our open evenings at St Albans or Welwyn Garden City to find out more (see page 7).

The access course was a key aspect on my learning journey and critical in achieving my end goal. When we received our first assignment I felt so relieved that I was steps ahead of everyone else thanks to the adult access course. You can assure all your new students that the access course will be the most useful tool in their education.

Catherine Wells Oaklands Access student 2010/11 currently studying Primary Education at University of Hertfordshire.

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Duration One year full-time or One year part-time (2 evenings per week) Campus St Albans or Welwyn Garden City (Evening courses at Welwyn Garden City only)

What you need Students are required to have had at least a one year break from education. You will be assessed on your literacy and numeracy skills and will require initial assessment results at Level 2 in Literacy and Level 1 in Maths for the day time provision, and Level 3 Literacy and Level 2 Maths for the evening provision. In addition, an interview with an Access to HE tutor will be required. Students would have to display evidence of maturity and the ability to work independently to benefit from the course. Students are advised that this course is best suited to the needs of adults and mature learners.

What you will learn The Access to HE course is a nationally recognised qualification by the Higher Education Sector and is awarded through the Open College Network. The three pathways on offer can lead to a variety of degrees such as Science, Sports Science, Health Professions, Business and IT, Mathematics, IT and Engineering, Sport and Leisure, Management, Primary and Secondary teaching and Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, English, Law and Media. Over the course of the year you will achieve skills at level 2/3 in Maths and a range of units at Level 3. You will also study communication skills and ICT. In the Science based pathway you will study units in Chemistry and Human Biology, as well the Social Sciences of Psychology and Sociology. At the end of the year you will undertake a Chemistry based research project. Units can be subject to change. In the Humanities based pathway you will study History, Law, English Language and Literature, as well as Psychology and Sociology. At the end of the year the pathway will require you to undertake a research based project.

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For all pathways you will also attend study skills tutorials where you will also have the opportunity to gain unit accreditation in examination skills, portfolio building and work experience. The course is very popular and an early application is advisable in order to avoid disappointment. Interviews are conducted regularly throughout the year. Please call our Contact Centre on 01727 737000 for scheduled dates.

Higher Education & Access to Higher Education

Higher Education & Access to Higher Education

Successful students achieve an Access Diploma through OCN Eastern Region. We also offer a flexible part-time evening course depending on your individual circumstances. Modes of study include part-time day over two years or two evenings a week over one year. What you can do next This course enables direct entry to Higher Education.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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A Level Academy

A Level Academy Exceed your expectations By studying A Levels at Oaklands you will enjoy a programme of learning designed to match your individual interests and ambitions. You can choose from a wide range of subjects to meet your interests and career aims.

In 2012 our A Level pass rate was 97% - well above national average Our students achieved a 100% pass rate in 16 subjects

Each full-time A Level student will: l Be able to access our expanding Virtual

Learning Environment from college or home. l Study in an adult environment with

greater independence. l BeneďŹ t from excellent teaching by

subject specialists. l Receive a high level of tutor support from our

dedicated pastoral tutor team who will support your UCAS application from Open Day and application to interview. l Have dedicated Enrichment OfďŹ cers to look

after your welfare and progress. Students on AS programmes will have the opportunity to improve their GCSE Maths provided they have a minimum grade D on application. You can apply online at www.oaklands.ac.uk Alternatively please complete and return the application form at the back of this guide. If you cannot see all the A Levels you would like to do please talk to us. We work in partnership with local schools. This enables learners to undertake additional A Levels offered within the schools partnership. We have shared timetables and a free bus service to facilitate this.

Our A Level courses are run at the following campuses: St Albans Campus Accounts Citizenship Philosophy Economics English Language English Literature The Extended Project Film Studies

Fine Art Graphic Design History Law Mathematics Media Studies Philosophy Photography

Welwyn Garden City English Language Law English Literature Mathematics The Extended Project Media Studies

Geography Sociology Biology Chemistry Human Biology Physics PE Psychology

Photography Psychology Sociology

There is a free shuttle bus between campuses so it is easy to choose subjects across different campuses if required. We are in partnership with all schools in St Albans and Welwyn Garden City to offer a comprehensive range of subjects. A Levels offered in conjunction with consortia partner schools in Welwyn Garden City and St Albans include Textiles, Business, Product Design, Music, Music Technology, Applied Business, Resistant Materials, Spanish, German and French.

GCSEs We offer GCSEs in Maths, English, Science and Double Science. Further information can be found in our Part-time Guide or on our website: www.oaklands.ac.uk

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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AS/A2 Level Programme – Offering Individualised Courses of Study Level

A Levels at Oaklands College – subject based entry criteria All A Level learners must meet the minimum entry requirements to be accepted onto the A Level programme:

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Duration One or two years Campus Welwyn Garden City / St Albans

To study on our successful A Level programme you will need a minimum of six full course GCSEs at grade A*C including English and if you don’t have Maths GCSE at grade A*-C you will be required to obtain this while completing your AS Levels in order to progress to A2. Some subjects require specific grades at GCSE and these are detailed on page 24 and in the subject outline. We advise you to agree the course which is best for you to ensure that your choice of subjects meets your career/higher education aims as well as your interests and abilities. We may also take into account your wider qualification profile and references in assessing your suitability for A Levels. Joining us at A2 We accept students on to our A2 programme that have completed an AS elsewhere. You must have achieved a minimum of a Grade D to join us at A2. You will also need to ensure the exam boards allow transfers if the board you studied with at AS differs from ours. What you will learn There are many A Level subjects to choose from encompassing the arts, sciences and humanities so you can mix and match your choices to discover what you really want to do. You can obtain an AS Level in one year by successfully completing two or three modules. You then have the option of studying two or three A2 modules in the second year to gain a full A Level in that subject. It is also sometimes possible to study an A Level in one year by completing the AS and A2 programmes alongside each other.

AS/A Levels are available at Oaklands in the following subject areas: Accounts Chemistry Economics English Literature Film Studies Geography Graphic Design Human Biology Mathematics (Pure and Mechanics) PE Photography Psychology

Biology Citizenship English Language Extended Project Fine Art Government and Politics History Law Media Studies Philosophy Physics Sociology

Many subjects can be included in your learning programme with our consortium partners such as: Computing, French, Music, Music Technology, Religious Studies and Spanish. All are studied at Welwyn Garden City and St Albans consortium schools. What you can do next These courses lead to a wide range of employment opportunities or to Higher Education.

Minimum Entry Requirement of 6 GCSEs A* to C Including English Grade C and Maths grade C (If not holding Maths students must commit to re-taking the GCSE alongside their A Level course).

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Requirement

Accounts

Grade B or above in Maths

Biology

B or above in Double Science including Core Science and Maths

Strongly recommended a grade A in additional science GCSE.

B or above in Double Science including Core Science and Maths

Strongly recommended a grade A in additional science GCSE.

Chemistry

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Economics

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Grade B or above in GCSE Maths

English Language

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Grade B or above in GCSE English

English Literature

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Love of Reading Grade B or above in GCSE English

Extended Project

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Research skills

Film studies

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Fine Art

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Geography

Minuimum A Level entry criteria

Government and Politics

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Grade B or above in GCSE History or English Literature

Graphics (Art)

Minimum A Level entry criteria

A*–C GCSE in Art or related subject – Strong Drawing Skills

Grade B in History or English if History not studied at GCSE

Grade B or above in GSCE English

B or above in Double Science including Core Science and Maths

Strongly recommended a grade A in additional science GCSE

Law

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Grade B or above in GCSE English

Maths

Grade A*–B at GCSE in higher paper

Grade Bs should discuss with Maths tutors. Grade A at GCSE strongly recommended

Media

Minimum A Level entry criteria

A*–C English Language and English Literature. Strong analytical skills

Philosophy

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Photography

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Human Biology

I felt a mixture of emotions when I opened my A Level results, I was shocked and happy to have achieved such good grades. I decided to come to Oaklands because of the excellent A Levels, they have such a wide range of subjects on offer and a great environment to study in.

Recommended

Citizenship

History

Chloe Boothman travelled from Watford for the College’s A Level offering and after two years of hard work and determination achieved an A* in Graphics and Extended Project and an A in Maths.

The subjects below are offered at College. We also work with local secondary schools and may be able to confirm a place for you to study a subject not offered at College. You will need to meet the entry criteria of the school where the subject is studied.

PE

A*–C GCSE in Art or related subject – Strong interest in Art

A*–C GCSE in Art or related subject – Strong interest in Art

Minimum A Level entry criteria A*–B in Double Science including Core Science and B or above in Maths

Strongly recommend a grade A in Additional Science GCSE

Psychology

Maths and Science GCSE A*–C

If intending to study at university a Grade B will be required

Sociology

Minimum A Level entry criteria

Grade B in GCSE English

Physics

A Level Academy

A Level Academy

Chloe Boothman

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AS/A Level Accounts

AS/A Level Biology

Level 3

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Requirement Grade B or above in Maths

AS/A Level Chemistry

Level 3

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Requirement Grade B or above in Double Science and Maths Recommended Grade A in GCSE Additional Science.

A Level Accounts is designed for students interested in the dynamic world of finance and accounting. It will improve and enhance reasoning and number crunching skills. It is likely to appeal to students who are comfortable working with figures and who have a methodical approach to problem solving. Many accounts students go on to university and study Accounts/ Finance, Business/Finance, Finance/IT related degrees. Others pursue AAT and ACCA professional qualifications. The study of Accounts provides useful skills and knowledge relevant to a wide variety of careers including accountancy, finance assistant, book-keeper, ledger control, banking and investment.

Interested in living organisms, how they are structured, how they function and how they relate to one another? Then, Biology is the subject for you! You will also study some current biotechnology at AS Level. Biology is one of the most popular A Level subjects. It includes the study of a wide range of exciting topics, from micro-organisms to physiology, molecular biology to ecosystems. It provides a broad foundation for a number of degree courses in health and clinical professions such as medicine, dentistry, psychology, veterinary science, physiotherapy, optometry and nursing, as well as biomedical science, zoology, environmental science and marine biology.

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

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Requirement B or above in Double Science and Maths

The four main units of study for this subject are: Biology and disease, the variety of living organisms, populations and environment, and control in cells and in organisms. For this course students will work to complete the AS Level at the end of the first year. Students with suitable experience may take the full A Level in one year.

Did you know? Our A2 Biology and Human Biology have 100% pass rates. A Level Biology can lead to a degree in Biomedical Science, Dentistry or Environmental Science.

AS/A Level Chemistry is for those who are interested in the structure and components of materials. It examines how they interact and their importance in daily life and is a relevant choice for students who would like a career in Chemical Sciences, Pharmacy, Medicine, Biological Science, Food Science, Materials Science and Science Education. Both years consist of two theory modules and a practical module, which is internally assessed, using OCR set tasks . There will be a substantial amount of integrated practical work, to illustrate and improve understanding of the theory. The first module ‘Atoms Bonds and Groups’ develops GCSE ideas in more depth, laying the foundations for further study. All students are entered for this unit in January.

AS/A Level Economics

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Requirement Minimum A Level entry requirement

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Requirement Minimum A Level entry criteria Recommended Grade B or above in GCSE Maths

Recommended Grade A in GCSE Additional Science

In addition to the academic nature of the subject itself, students will learn to develop their skills in collecting and evaluating data, communicating their point of view effectively, investigating facts and making deductions. These skills are assessed by one unit of Internal Assessment for both AS and A2, either as an Investigative Skills Assignment (ISA) or an Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA).

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AS/A Level Citizenship

A Level Academy

A Level Academy

At AS Level this course enables students to develop a range of skills which can be applied far beyond the study of Citizenship. You will address the relationship between the individual, the law and the state and the nature of identities. Topics covered include: What does it mean to be British? Are we all equal citizens? What are my rights and responsibilities? How are my rights protected? Who can make a difference? How can I make a difference? The course fosters active Citizenship Skills and Participation.

Did you know? AS students create a portfolio of community and voluntary work that can be used in their university applications or job interviews.

Economics at this level gives you an understanding of and an insight into micro and macroeconomics. We look into both of these topics and discuss many real and current affairs topics to include: Cadburys and Kraft takeovers and the success of Facebook and Google. You’ll look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty. Economics helps develop a number of personal skills: Research - Analysis and evaluation - Communication - Working with others to discuss economic issues and solve economic problems. If you are a person who likes debate and likes to make your own judgements when presented with different theories and evidence then you will definitely enjoy the economics course at Oaklands.

Did you know? The average economics graduate earns £8,728.98 over the national mean salary for non-graduates in their first year after university.

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To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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AS/A Level English Language

AS/A Level English Literature

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Requirement Minimum A Level entry criteria Recommended Grade B or above in GCSE English

English Language will explore how language works and the central role it plays in our everyday lives. You will investigate a wide range of language texts in a range of media and consider topics such as Language and Power, Accent and Dialect, Language and Gender, the Language of the Mass Media, Attitudes to Language, Children’s Language Acquisition, Creative Writing and the Structure of English. You will also have the opportunity to develop original language texts for different audiences and purposes. English Language combines well with other modern languages at A Level as well as all Social Science and Humanities subjects. This course enables direct entry to Higher Education at HND or Degree Level.

Did you know? Our A2 English Language students achieved a 100% pass rate in 2012

AS Extended Project

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Requirement: Minimum A Level entry criteria Recommended: Grade B or above in GCSE English. A love of reading.

English Literature will appeal to those who have a passion for reading and wish to enhance their critical awareness of how a text engages with an audience. You will consider how writers’ choices of language shape meanings and how those meanings can change over time as contexts change. English Literature combines well with all other Social Science and Humanities subjects. This course aims to extend your knowledge of poetry, prose and drama by examining the personal and historical circumstances in which texts are written. You will explore the nature and interplay of character, the varying layers of meaning, as well as identify an author’s style and examine how the reader’s emotions are influenced. Throughout you will develop detailed, cogent and informed personal responses which will be demonstrated most extensively in the coursework for both the AS and A2 Level.

Did you know? Many of our students went on a visit to the Globe Theatre last year.

AS/A Level Film Studies

Level 3

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AS/A Level Fine Art

Level 3

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Recommended: Research skills

The Extended Project allows you the opportunity to research a subject outside your other A Levels. It can take the form of an extended essay, a field study, a performance or an artefact. You will be given teaching in research skills and time management and you will be supported by specialist staff who will monitor your progress, but largely this is an AS that is done independently. Projects can be as diverse as a piece of sculpture, an essay on advertising bias, a field study on feeding habits of a sparrow or a drama performance. Standard A Level entry criteria applies and ideally some background knowledge of the subject you are proposing to research. The Extended Project is an ideal way to focus on a subject area that you intend to continue with at university or it can be used to give you a greater knowledge of a potential future career. It does not have an A Level (A2) follow on, but is a separate free standing piece of coursework and will appeal to those who excel in coursework tasks.

Did you know? Our students have achieved a 100% pass rate for the last four years.

Requirement: Minimum A Level entry criteria

A Level Academy

A Level Academy

Recommended: A*-C in Art or related subject. Strong interest in Art.

Film Studies involves analysing film as a significant art form as well as understanding how film comments on attitudes within society. It will appeal to students who are passionate about film as well as those who want to explore the industry from an historical or cultural standpoint. The AS year will give you the skills to analyse films from a variety of directors and understand the way the film industry works in both Britain and America. The coursework is both analytical and creative and good observation skills are important for both. At A2 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 Fight Club. The A2 coursework is research based as well as creative. For both AS and A2 there is the opportunity to do production pieces for the coursework and try your hand at the techniques of film making. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to engage with some of the recurring debates within the film industry as well as explore personal responses to films.

Students who take Film Studies can progress to Higher Education to study a degree in film theory or production work, or they can make use of its highly transferrable skills base and pursue a humanities subject.

Did you know? 100% achievement in AS and A2 Film Studies for the last 6 years. Typically 50% of students go on to creative/production degrees and 50% go on to humanities degrees.

The aim of the course is to develop students’ practical, technical and expressive skills together with their intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers. The course aims to give students a thorough understanding of processes in art and design, particularly in the areas of drawing, colour, design and composition. Students are also encouraged to explore historical and contextual aspects of art and design. You will follow a fine art course. This is broad based and gives you the opportunity to work in a wide variety of media including collage and mixed media as well as more traditional painting and drawing media. You will be encouraged to develop your creativity based on solid basic skills such as observational drawing. During the course you will produce a Personal Study. This will be presented in both written and visual form and will be based on an art and design theme which is preferably related to the coursework. Throughout the course the emphasis will be on developing your creativity and research skills and your appreciation of art and design.

Did you know? 100% of our Fine Art students achieved grades A-C in 2012. Our students enjoy trips to Tate Modern, Victoria Miro, V&A Museum and Dungeness

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AS/A Level Geography

AS/A Level Government and Politics

Level 3

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Level 3

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Requirement Minimum A Level entry criteria Recommended Grade B or above in GCSE History or English Literature

Geography is the study of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. A Level Geography (AQA specification) builds naturally on GSCE knowledge, with minimal repetition of content. You will be given the opportunity to develop fieldwork skills and study geographical issues and impacts. AS Geography content is divided into two sections – Physical and Human Geography. In core physical, your subject knowledge and understanding in key environments is developed. In core human, fundamentals of population in human geography are addressed with an emphasis on change and development over space and time and their geographical implications. The Geographical Skills unit encourages you to develop and use a variety of geographical skills.

AS/A Level Graphic Design

This course is for those who are interested in developing their critical thinking skills and who enjoy analysing the changing dynamics of modern politics. At AS Level, students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political system of the UK. The course concentrates on People, Participation and Politics as well as Governing Modern Britain. Topics covered include: Participation and Voting Behaviour, Electoral Systems, Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Protest Movements, The British Constitution, Parliament, The Core Executive and Multi-level Governance.

Did you know? Our AS Government and Politics students get the chance to visit the Houses of Parliament and talk to their MP. Our students achieved 100% pass rate in 2011 and 2012

A2 consists of 2 units – Contemporary Geographical Issues and either a Geography Fieldwork Investigation or a Geographical Issue Evaluation.

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Requirement Minimum A Level entry criteria Recommended A*-C in Art or related subject. Strong drawing skills.

Graphic Design is concerned with visual communication through the organisation of words and images. Students will study using a wide range of materials, processes and techniques to produce solutions to defined problems, combining traditional drawing skills with computer programmes. At AS Level you will work from design briefs, develop ideas through manipulation of shape, signs and symbols, produce drawings and illustrations through line and tone texture and printmaking and explore how to relate images to text through the understanding of design development, layout and problemsolving. A2 will significantly build on the skills and understanding established at AS Level. It will also enable you to carry out an extended investigation in the form of a 2500 word illustrated essay in an area of particular personal interest. Students are expected to keep abreast of current developments in design through visiting exhibitions and galleries.

Did you know? Our Graphic Design students achieved 100% pass rate in both AS and A2 in 2012. Our students benefit from regular trips to exhibitions and festivals including the Design Museum, London Design Festival and Dungeness.

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AS/A Level History

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AS/A Level Human Biology

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Requirement Grade B in History or English if History not studied at GCSE.

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Requirement B or above in GCSE Double Science and Maths Recommended Grade A in GCSE Additional Science.

The A Level history course is structured following a modular regime, with six modules spread out over two years, including written examinations and coursework. The aim of A Level history is to develop an interest in the past, acquire an understanding and sound knowledge of selected periods or themes, to gain awareness of historical concepts, to appreciate the nature and diversity of historical sources and methods, grasp a variety of approaches to aspects and periods of history. It encourages you to think independently, make informed judgements of issues and to cultivate empathy with people living in diverse place and at different times. Having A Level history can open you up to a world of possibilities. The A Level history course gives you skills in writing and literature skills similar to an English A Level, but also provides you with contextual knowledge and research skills and therefore universities and employers look favourably upon applicants with A Level history. Amongst the many courses where A Level history is required such as modern history, ancient history, archaeology, amongst others, there are a number of courses where history at A Level is desirable, such as law.

AS/A Level Law

Human Biology will appeal to you if you have an interest in working with people, for example in Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Nursing, or other caring services. Human Biology combines well with Psychology and Sociology. (Biology is a better option if you are applying to study medicine, marine biology, pharmacology or veterinary medicine at university, where chemistry is essential.) The four main units of study are: ‘The body and its diseases’, ‘Humans – their origins and adaptations’, ‘Bodies and cells in and out of control’, ‘the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat’. In addition, practical-based skills are assessed through one unit of Internal Assessment for both AS and A2, either as an Investigative Skills Assignment (ISA) or an Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA). For this course, students will work to complete the AS Level at the end of the first year. However, students with suitable experience may take the full A Level in one year.

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A Level Academy

A Level Academy

Recommended Grade B or above in GCSE English

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 and the Law of Crime. In year one, you’ll study two units: the first is the English Legal System, where you’ll learn what barristers, solicitors and judges do and how ordinary members of the public get to participate in the legal process. At the end of the year there is a mock trial competition giving you the chance to put all your knowledge and skills to the test in a simulated court case. In the second module, Sources of Law, you will investigate exactly where our laws come from, and how Parliament and the courts create and modify these laws. In your second year you will study Criminal Law in depth, focusing on the principles of criminal liability and behaviour in crimes such as murder, theft, robbery and assault and battery. We boast an impressive list of experts in the Law team, including qualified solicitors and barristers. Law is a dynamic subject and will help develop your reading, discursive and analytical skills. Many other subjects work well with Law, for example: English, Psychology, History and Sociology.

Did you know?

Did you know?

Our AS students went on a one week trip to Krakow last year.

100% of A2 Law students passed the course in 2012. AS Law students practice their legal skills in a real life mock trial each year.

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AS/A Level Mathematics

AS/A Level Media Studies

Level 3

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Requirement Grade A*- B at GCSE Higher Paper

Level 3

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Recommended A*- C GCSE English Language and English Literature. Strong analytical skills.

In studying Mathematics you will be making excellent preparation for a range of Higher Education courses – in particular those involving the Physical Sciences, Computing, Business Studies as well as Mathematics itself. Analytical and logical skills developed throughout the course have a wide application in careers.

A Level Media Studies is designed to offer you a framework through which you can study the distinctive contributions which the mass media make to your understanding and enjoyment of the world in which you live. It is an appropriate A Level for students studying other humanities subjects as it will assist in the development of your analytical skills and ability to write in a concise fashion. For AS Media you will study two units: Media Representations and Responses which is externally examined by a written exam; Media Production Processes which is internally examined and comprises of teacher guided coursework. Three pieces of coursework have to be completed to be assessed on this unit.

AS/A Level Philosophy

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Recommended Grade A at GCSE. Grade B students should discuss with Maths tutors.

Within AS/A2 Mathematics the following areas are explored. Pure Mathematics will extend your knowledge of algebra and trigonometry as well as introduce new areas of study such as calculus. In Mechanics you will learn how to describe the motion of objects and how they respond to forces acting upon them mathematically. Within this area mathematical modelling will involve you reconfiguring physical problems into simpler analysable forms. In Probability and Statistics you will develop skills in analysing and summarising numerical data in order to reach conclusions. In this area of study you will extend the range of probability problems that you studied at GCSE.

AS/A Level PE

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Requirement Minimum A Level entry criteria

Requirement Minimum A Level entry criteria

A Level Academy

A Level Academy

Recommended GCSE Science (particularly Biology) at grade B of higher. GCSE PE at grade B or higher.

For A2 Media you will study two units: Media Investigation and Production which is internally examined and is student led with teacher guidance; Media – Text, Industry and Audience which consists of detailed investigation into three media industries and a detailed analysis of three case studies within the chosen industries. The assessment is an externally assessed written exam. A Level Media is useful for HE study of most humanities subjects and sits well with English.

Did you know? Our Media students achieved 100% pass rate in 2012. Media students primarily progress onto English degree courses and journalism studies

Did you know? Our A2 Maths has a 100% pass rate with 30% of students achieving A or A*.

Do you have a wide-ranging interest in sport that you want to develop further? Are you prepared to be assessed in your practical performance, along with how you would improve another competitor’s performance as well as through written examination in three different areas? AS and A2 Physical Education involve elements of biology, history, sociology, psychology and sportspecific areas, such as biomechanics and exercise physiology. Your examination at both AS and A2 level is a 90 minute externally set and assessed one, which looks to take the knowledge gleaned from a year’s worth of material and assess your ability to recall, explain, analyse, comment and use detailed examples to provide suitable answers. AS and A2 are both an equal mixture of 50% coursework, including practical assessment, and 50% examination. The practical aspect of the AS course involves taking on the roles of performer, official and leader and then being assessed in two of these three roles. There are also local and national studies and performance analyses, which together contribute to 50% of your total AS mark.

For A2, you take the experiences gained during your AS studies and select one of the three previously mentioned roles and carry this on to a higher level of awareness and performance. Although the course is demanding, it is one which develops academic skills and knowledge in all who undertake it; the end result being a more-rounded student who is able to think logically, interact socially, lead by example and demonstrate excellent cognitive reasoning.

This course has been designed to enable students to gain a thorough grounding in key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques. Students will develop a range of transferable skills which can be applied far beyond the study of Philosophy. At AS, the specification concentrates on a number of key philosophical themes intended to provide students with a broad introduction to Philosophy. In unit 1 we explore the nature of reason and experience, ask questions of governance, address issues of morality, deal with the notion of God, and tackle the ideas of personhood. In Unit 2 we question our knowledge of the external world, explore the concept of tolerance, debate the value of art, address the relationship between the world and God, and grapple with the concepts of free will and determinism. At A2, students will specialise further, selecting two themes to study in depth and focusing on philosophical problems through the study of a key text. The categories of philosophy studied in unit 3 are: philosophy of mind, political philosophy, epistemology and metaphysics, moral philosophy, and philosophy of religion. In unit 4, Students are required to approach philosophy through a series of problems raised by their choice of the following philosophers: Hume, Plato, Mill, Descartes, or Nietzsche.

Did you know? Our students benefit from visits by external speakers on a range of topics.

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AS/A Level Photography

AS/A Level Physics

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Requirement A*-C GCSE in Arts based subject Recommended A*- C in Art or related subject. Strong interest in Art.

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

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Requirement A*- B in GCSE Double Science and B or above in Maths Recommended Grade A in GCSE Additional Science

If you have an interest in the Sciences, Engineering or Computer Science, Physics is an absorbing subject. Physics is essential preparation for study at Higher Education or a career in the Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Electronics. Across the course you will develop skills in the handling, applying and evaluation of data, alongside an understanding of physical facts, concepts and principles and the ability to design, plan and evaluate experiments. The course will incorporate Mechanics (motion, force, energy, circular motions and oscillations), Energetics (temperature, heat and thermodynamics, and electric currents), Atomic and Nuclear Physics (solids, liquids, gases, radioactivity and nuclear reactions), Forces and Fields (static electricity, electromagnetism, and gravity), Waves (mechanical and electromagnetic waves, and simple quantum theory) and Cosmology (origin of the universe, stellar formation and the solar system). The measurement of physical quantities is also central to the subject.

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

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AS/A Level Psychology

AS/A Level Sociology

Level 3

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Requirement Minimum A Level entry criteria including A*- C in Maths and Science Recommended If intending to study psychology at university, a grade B will be required in GCSE Maths and Science.

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 AS Level encompasses areas such as Cognitive Psychology (for example how our memory works and eyewitness testimony), Child Development, Research Methods, Biological Psychology (such as stress), Social Psychology (why we obey and conform); and Individual Differences (looking at abnormality). The A2 course will consist of a selection of chosen topics such as Biological Rythms, Relationships and Eating Behaviours. You will also undertake a compulsory unit in Psychopathology (such as schizophrenia, anxiety and depression), Psychology in Action (for example media influences in Psychology) and Research Methods

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Level 3

Level 3

Requirement Minimum A Level entry requirement

Duration One year

Recommended Grade B in GCSE English

Campus Welwyn Garden City / St Albans

The course will appeal to you if you are interested in making sense of the rapidly changing world in which you live and your situation within it. If you are interested in investigating and researching social issues, enjoy the cut and thrust of debate and like to ask awkward questions, then Sociology will have a lot to offer. The course will also enable you to develop both your analytical and evaluation skills in a highly relevant way. The content is demanding and you will need to be happy with working hard and contributing in class, as well as being selfmotivated to work on your own, set personal goals and meet deadlines. So, if you are interested in analysing the culture that you live in, and enjoy discussing social issues then Sociology is for you.

As a complement to other subjects Sociology has a close affinity with social science subjects like; Economics, Geography, History, Politics and Psychology. Sociology’s insights into social processes provide a useful contrast to Business Studies, Computing and Sciences. It can serve as a qualification for entry into a wide range of Higher Education degree courses. It is highly relevant to any occupation that involves working with people, from management to social work, public services, media, advertising, market research, journalism, personnel work or teaching, from health care to policing or even politics. Some universities now expect people going onto study medicine to have an A Level in Sociology.

A Level Academy

A Level Academy

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. It is strongly recommended that only one intensive A Level is taken in an academic year.

Did you know? A2 Sociology students have the opportunity to go on an educational visit to Marrakech in Morocco as part of the Global Development unit.

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

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

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Animal Care

Animal Care Want to spend your day in the company of spiny mice and bearded dragons? Then this could be the subject for you! If you are interested in getting into a career working with animals then Oaklands offers a range of courses in Animal Care and Management offering opportunities for all abilities which can prepare you for employment or university.

Get to know all creatures great and small on one of our specialist animal care courses

We’re wild about animals Oaklands College has provided courses in animal management and care for over fifteen years. The animal care department offers many choices from Entry Level 3 to Higher Education programmes and boasts modern, industry-standard resources. Animal species vary from rabbits to spiny mice, bearded dragons to budgies. Within the animal unit is a grooming parlour enabling you to develop practical skills in animal grooming; practical skills are further advanced in animal husbandry sessions. We have large animals where you are able to acquire skills for the management of larger animals such as sheep, calves, pigs, goats and alpacas.

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Course Progression

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Skills for Working Life (Small Animal Care)

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C&G Certificate in Land Based Studies – Animal Care

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C&G Diploma in Animal Care and Management

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C&G Sudsidiary Diploma in Animal Care and Management

CQ Certificate for Veterinary Assistants

C&G Extended Diploma in Animal Care and Management

Who’ll be teaching me? The Animal Care department at Oaklands College comprises a large group of teaching staff with a wide range of animal industry experience; including veterinary surgery and nursing, dog training, animal charities and safari parks. The team also has graduates of several disciplines including veterinary nursing & behaviour and wildlife conservation.

CQ Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

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5

Foundation Degree in Animal Management

Come along to an open evening at St Albans Campus to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

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Skills for Working Life (Small Animal Care) Level

E

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need No formal entry qualifications are needed, just an interest in animals and a willingness to learn. What you will learn There are 19 different units in all and these deal with different aspects of training to assist you with personal skills and handling and caring for small animals. The course is taught through both practical and classroom lessons. Animals are used whenever possible and there will be plenty of opportunities to have hands on learning and practice. The course units include: Preparing for Work, Personal & Social Development, Animal Health, Grooming, Farm Animal units and Poultry units. Some of the animals you could be working with are: Rabbits, Rodents (e.g. mice, gerbils, rats, hamsters), Guinea pigs, Cage birds (e.g. budgerigars, canaries), Cold water fish and Dogs, Cats, Calves, Sheep, Lambs, Pigs and Poultry. What you can do next Successful completion of this course may allow students to progress onto the Level 1 Certificate in Small Animal Care or straight into employment in the industry.

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City & Guilds Certificate in Land Based Studies – Animal Care Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care and Management Level 2

Level

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need A strong interest in working with animals and some experience, plus 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above or an Entry Level vocational skills course.

What you need Along with relevant practical experience you need four GCSEs at Grade D or above or have completed a Level 1 course in a relevant subject.

What you will learn You will learn by completing practical assessments, short written tests and written assignments. The course is designed to give you an insight into the practicalities and realities of working within an animal care organisation. A total of seven units are studied including: Safe and Effective Working Practices, Personal Performance and Effective Working Relationships, Work Experience, Maintaining the Health and Well Being of Animals, Feeding and Watering Animals and Animals in the Wild, Preparation and Maintenance of Animal Accommodation and Handling and Restraint of Animals. Other areas include Functional Skills in English and Maths.

What you will learn This course is designed to provide students with a basic overview in Animal Care.

What you can do next Progression to further courses depends on individual results and GCSEs, but could include moving on to the City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care or a Dog Grooming course at Oaklands.

Units include: Animal Feeding and Watering, Maintaining Health and Well Being of Animals, Behaviour and Handling, Animal Science, Animal Housing and Work Experience. Other areas include Functional Skills in literacy, numeracy and communication. During the course learners will be expected to complete four weeks work experience in relevant employment. What you can do next This course can lead to employment as a skilled operator in the animal care industry or onto a C&G Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Care dependent on completion of either GCSE Science at Grade C or better or Merit in the Biology unit of the Level 2 programme.

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

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CQ Level 2 Certificate for Veterinary Care Assistants 2

What you need Practical experience with animals, four GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English plus a good report from school or a previous employer. Other relevant qualifications will be considered. A part-time post of 600 hours duration in a veterinary practice is compulsory and will be required to be agreed by a veterinary practice before commencing studies. What you will learn Animal species, animal health, handling and first-aid, veterinary terminology, anaesthesia and surgery equipment, radiographic techniques, medication admin duties, health and safety and employment issues. What you can do next This course provides students with a good foundation in order to progress to a 2 year Veterinary Nursing Diploma subject to satisfactory levels in English and Maths.

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3

Animal Care

Animal Care

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need You will need to have a least one of the following: A Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care including the Biology unit, a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language, Maths and Double Science). Appropriate work experience would be beneficial. You will need an interest in working with all animals. This course requires a high standard of work and commitment which motivated learners will find to be a rewarding challenge.

What you can do next Students may be able to progress onto the final year of the C&G Extended Diploma in Animal Care and Management. 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.

What you will learn This course is designed for people who are interested in working with companion animals in kennels, catteries, animal sanctuaries, pet shops, veterinary nursing, animal charities and who may wish to gain higher qualifications. Units include: Practical Animal Feeding, Practical Animal Accommodation, Animal Handling & Safe Working, Animal Biology, Animal Nutrition, Animal Health, Animal Anatomy and Physiology. Functional Skills are also included.

Potential careers: Animal Technician, Applied Animal Behaviourist, Assistance Dog Trainer, Dog Groomer, Dog Trainer, Farm Worker (Livestock), Kennel Worker, RSPCA/SSPCA Inspector, Veterinary Nurse, Zoo Keeper

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City & Guilds Extended Diploma in Animal Care and Management Level

3

Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

What you need You will need to have a least one of the following: A Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care including the Biology unit, a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language, Maths and Double Science). Appropriate work experience would be beneficial. You will need an interest in working with all animals. This course requires a high standard of work and commitment which motivated learners will find to be a rewarding challenge.

CQ Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

What you will learn The course consists of the following 18 units studied over two years: Investigative Project in the Animal Management Sector, Animal Biology, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Business Management for Land Based Studies, Land-based Estate Construction, Repair and Maintenance Skills, Practical Animal Handling and Husbandry, Animal Behaviour, Wildlife and Rehabilitation, Ecology, Grooming Parlour Management, Animal Collections and Management, Farm Livestock, Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Breed Development and Exotic Animal Management. The work placement unit usually takes place over the summer between the first and second years. Key Skills in literacy, numeracy or IT will also be undertaken. What you can do next Students obtaining the award may be able to progress to a Foundation degree or Honours degree course in a related study area such as Animal Management, Animal Science, Behaviour or Welfare. For those going into employment, the aim of the course is to produce competent carers of animals with the potential to take up management positions after further experience.

Did you know? 48% of households have at least one pet (source: PFMA survey 2012)

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3

Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

What you need 5 GCSE at grades C or above (or equivalent). This must include English, Maths and Science Students completing an Extended Diploma in Animal Care and Management will also be considered. What you will learn The programme provides a nationally recognised vocational qualification for those seeking a career as a Veterinary Nurse. The course includes: Understanding the operational requirements of a veterinary practice; Professional relationships and communication; applied animal welfare; health and husbandry; Infection control; nursing the hospitalised patient; supporting the supply of veterinary medicines; Diagnostic imaging; laboratory diagnostics; theatre practice; pre and post operative support; medical and surgical nursing. You will be in college for at least 2 days per week in the first year and 2 days per week in the second year. It is expected that you will be employed/volunteering in a veterinary nursing college approved practice for the duration of the course. The equivalent of 60 weeks full time employment will need to be completed over the two years of the course. You will also need to complete a Nursing Progress Log showing your practical competence in the Veterinary Practice. What you can do next After gaining your level 3 diploma in Veterinary Nursing, you will be able to seek employment as a qualified veterinary nurse in a veterinary practice.

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Animal Care

Animal Care

Foundation Degree in Animal Management Level

4

5

Duration Two years Full-time (2 semesters per year) Two years Part-time (3 semesters per year)

What you need 120 UCAS points, this may include an appropriate BTEC National Diploma, A level passes or other equivalent qualifications. In addition GCSEs or other University of Hertfordshire accepted equivalent level 2 qualifications in English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above must be held. Candidates without UCAS points will be assessed on an individual basis. Normally, potential students should also be able to demonstrate experience of practical animal husbandry and handling. A recent employer reference demonstrating experience of animal husbandry and handling or attendance on an animal care course may be sufficient to fulfil the entry requirement of animal-based experience.

Campus St Albans Campus UCAS Code UCAS Code D300 FdSc/AMgt Institution Code: HERTS H36 Campus Code O (Oaklands College)

What you will learn The Foundation Degree in Animal Management is intended to provide learners with advanced specialist knowledge and skills that will assist with entry to and progression within the animal industry. One of the main advantages of studying the Foundation Degree in Animal Management is that it utilises strong links with potential employers to provide a large proportion of work-based learning, giving Foundation Degree graduates extra skills that employers find desirable. For those already working in the animal industry, the Foundation Degree will provide a higher education qualification that opens up opportunities to progress to higher level or alternative occupations.

What you can do next Successful completion of the Foundation Degree may lead to progression to a ‘top-up’ Honours Degree. You may also specialise in academic or research subjects. Other careers may be found with animal charity organisations, service providers such as animal boarding establishments, local authority or government agencies and animal collections. How to apply Applications should be made via UCAS to the University of Hertfordshire.

The programme examines the science behind many aspects of the industry in addition to vocational skills and knowledge. Eight modules will be studied per year; these are: Work Based Learning: Maximising Potential, Animal Husbandry, Anatomy & Physiology, Animal Nutrition, Work Based Learning: Career Planning, Animal Health, Introduction to Business Practice, Applied Physiology, Legislation in the Animal Industry, Managing Specific Animal Establishments, Investigative Methods, Introduction to the Scientific Basis of Animal Behaviour, Farm Animal Production, Wildlife Conservation in the UK, Work Based Learning Project. The Foundation Degree is awarded by the University of Hertfordshire and taught at Oaklands College.

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Are you a budding artist who wants to work in the world of Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Graphics, Interactive Media or any other specialism within the art and design world? We could offer you a chance to get into these fields through courses in creative and cultural industries.

Our Art, Fashion and Design students have an average achievement rate of 96% with the majority of courses at 100%

Dare to be different The Art, Design and Fashion is a well-established, well equipped and professionally staffed department, achieving outstanding results across a wide range of specialist programmes. The department offers a variety of different level programmes to meet the needs of all learners and our students benefit from industry standard software, processes and techniques. The department is highly respected by local, London and national universities having an extremely high standard of student portfolios resulting in excellent progression to Higher Education. We also have a growing engagement with local high profile companies and community institutions taking on real life projects alongside brief based learning in lessons. We offer an exciting and stimulating environment that stretches and nurtures the learners’ individual creativity. Students have opportunities to exhibit their work in a variety of exhibitions during the year and all completing students exhibit at the end of year show which is open to the public.

Level

Art, Fashion & Design

Art, Fashion & Design

Course Progression

1

BTEC L1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media

2

BTEC L2 Diploma in Art and Design

3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Interactive Media BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design Edexcel Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Who’ll be teaching me? Our tutors have many years of professional experience working within the world of art, fashion and design, many of whom still work commercially within the industry as designers and exhibiting artists. Working artists are invited in to the college to talk to students and visits to outside design studios, printing works and related companies are arranged. Come along to our open evenings at St Albans Campus to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

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BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E including an Art-based subject preferably at D grade or above. Entry will be based on a good reference and examples of work which demonstrate your art and design ability. What you will learn You will learn about art and design by working with materials to make your own art in clay, paint, textiles, inks and paint. You will print, paint, construct in wood and metal, design and draw, producing work on both small and large scale. You will learn to record your work by illustrating and writing ideas in your sketchbooks. Computer studies will enable you to produce visual records of your work and you will have a working knowledge of Photoshop software and image manipulation. A series of day trips and gallery visits are organised to develop your ideas and expand the work you produce. What you can do next The BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design prepares you for employment or for progression onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design Level

2

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above, including Art or have successfully achieved a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design or other related Level 1 qualification. Entry will be based on a good reference and we will want to see examples which demonstrate your art and design skills. What you will learn If you enjoy learning about art and design, working with materials to make your own art exploring with clay, textiles, inks and paint, then this is the course for you. You will print, paint, construct, design and draw producing work both on a small and large scale. Computer studies will enable you to produce visual records of your work and you will gain a working knowledge of image manipulation software. The BTEC Diploma in Art and Design is achieved by completing six units; four compulsory units and two specialist units where you can study chosen areas in more depth. Compulsory units are: 2D and 3D Visual Communication, Contextual References, Explore and Develop Art and Design Ideas and Produce an Art and Design Outcome. Two specialist units will be chosen from: Graphic Design, Working with Visual Arts Briefs, Fashion, Textiles, 3D design, Multi-media and Visual Arts. What you can do next A BTEC Diploma in Art and Design provides you with a good grounding to move onto the Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Fashion and Clothing, Graphic Design or Interactive Media which are Level 3 qualifications and equivalent to 3 A Levels.

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design Level 3

Level

Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

3

What you need 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above preferably including English and Maths and/or a L2 Diploma in Art and Design at Merit or above. All candidates are interviewed and must bring some artwork to the interview in the form of a sketchbook, design boards or photographic evidence of work.

What you need 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above preferably including English and Maths and/or a L2 Diploma in Art and Design at Merit or above. All candidates are interviewed and must bring some artwork to the interview in the form of a sketchbook, design boards or photographic evidence of work.

What you will learn The BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels. The course is for students who want to study and develop their skills through all aspects of Art and Design. You will learn by completing set assignments through lectures, practical workshops, visiting galleries and looking at other artists work.

What you will learn Fashion is a stimulating industry to work in. You will be expected to have a love of fashion and an appreciation of designers’ work and clothing styles. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing aims to equip students with a broad range of skills relevant to fashion and associated industries. The course has built an excellent reputation and track record of progression success onto reputable fashion courses at universities all over the country. Subjects covered include pattern cutting, manufacture, textiles, design, portfolio presentation, sketchbook development, fashion illustration, photography, CAD and historical and contextual studies.

The BTEC Extended Diploma is a broad based Art and Design Course comprising eighteen units of work including a self-directed final major project and exhibition. You will be introduced to a range of specialist experiences with materials and techniques which will determine your chosen pathway. Classes in Graphics, 3D, Fashion, Textiles, Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Print, Life Drawing and Contextual Studies ensure that you will have a broad range of art experiences. What you can do next BTEC Extended Diplomas are valued by both employers and Universities; this course prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to more advanced courses at Colleges and Universities. This could be the start of a career path in Graphic design, Photography, Set /Theatre design, Textiles Fine Art, Interior Design, Illustration, Advertising and marketing, 3D Design, Ceramics or Jewellery Design.

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design

BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing The course offers a stimulating working environment where students are encouraged to develop their own aesthetic signature. Emphasis is placed on technical ability, balanced by creative exploration and material investigation. There will be visits to major museums, galleries, shops and exhibitions throughout the course, including a residential trip in the second year. The highlight of the course is when students create a mini collection supported with research for their final major project which is shown at the end of the year show and our Summer Fayre. What you can do next The BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing is recognised by both employers and universities. The course prepares you for employment and provides and excellent grounding to further your studies onto a range of Degree and HND courses including: Fashion Design, Pattern Cutting, Garment Construction, Textiles, Costume Design, Styling and Fashion Business.

Did you know? The UK fashion industry supports an estimated 816,000 jobs and is the largest employer of all the creative industries.

Level

3

Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

Art, Fashion & Design

Art, Fashion & Design

What you need 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above preferably including English and Maths and/or a L2 Diploma in Art and Design at Merit or above. All candidates are interviewed and must bring some artwork to the interview in the form of a sketchbook, design boards or photographic evidence of work. What you will learn This exciting course is designed to take you through the creative process of Graphic Design, both computer based and traditional techniques are used to develop your skills. You will learn about; Advertising, Video, Photography, Packaging, Illustration and Type and Image. Graphic Design is a fast paced moving industry and the course aims to keep abreast of innovation and has had students progress into Advertising, Illustration, Corporate Identity, Marketing and Graphics for the Electronic media industry. The course prides itself in having industry contacts and tutors who freelance in Graphic Design and Illustration. Their input has led to students being invited to Graphic Design conferences in USA and Europe, with opportunities to meet leading Graphic Designers from around the world. Over two years, with tutor guidance, you will develop problem-solving skills and design ideas. Students learn about different aspects of the Graphic Design and Computer Creative Design skills What you can do next The course is successful and is above the national average in students’ progression to excellent university places, at key universities. Previous students now work in Graphic Design, Packaging, Film and TV Graphics, Corporate identity, Illustration, Marketing and other New Media routes.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Interactive Media Level

3

Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

What you need 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above preferably including English and Maths and/or a L2 Diploma in Art and Design at Merit or above. All candidates are interviewed and must bring some artwork to the interview in the form of a sketchbook, design boards or photographic evidence of work.

What you will learn If you enjoy drawing, animation, video recording, photography, web design, using graphic design software, having fun and working hard individually and within a group then yes you are on the right course This course covers a wide range of subjects to enable career progression onto University to study any of the above including Animation, Games Design and more. You will study a total of 18 units over two years on this course, which is equivalent to 3 A levels. This course is designed to take you through the creative processes of Graphic Design, Animation and Audio Visual Media. The course will then develop into an area of your choice in digital media. Using industry related software for 3D Animation, Web Design, Video and Graphic Design on Apple Mac you will explore your creative side in exciting and dynamic ways to produce high standard projects. This can lead to a varied career in Game Design, Video Production, Animation or Graphics.

Edexcel Foundation Diploma in Art and Design What you can do next This course has a high success rate, with many students entering Higher Education. Most students have gone on to complete a Degree Level course in a specific design or computer design area. A few students have chosen to go directly into the creative computer design industry on completion of the course. Whatever you want to do with your qualification, we can help you put it into practice.

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Duration One year, full-time Two years, part-time Campus St Albans Campus

What you need A minimum of one art based A Level or an Extended Diploma with accompanying five GCSEs at Grade C or above. All applicants must provide a portfolio of artwork at interview to evidence artistic ability.

What you will learn This course is suitable for anyone wishing to progress onto an Art & Design course in Higher Education. The Foundation Diploma is a rigorous and exciting course designed to develop all your art and design skills across a wide range of disciplines.

You will also take part in a core programme of Contextual Studies and City & Guilds Life Drawing. During the Confirmatory stage you are required to devise your own final major project which develops your ability to create an in-depth body of work and culminates in an end of year exhibition.

The course is divided into three main stages: Exploratory, Pathway, and Confirmatory. During the Exploratory stage specialist staff and studio facilities enable you to investigate a range of media and techniques within Ceramics, Textiles, Fashion, Graphics, Printmaking, Painting, Photography and 3D. During the Pathway stage you can specialise in the subjects of your choice based on your intended HE destination. This stage builds on your skills and knowledge and develops work that reflects your specialist interest.

What you can do next Progression from the Foundation Diploma is normally to a Higher Education programme at university. The course has excellent success and impressive progression to HE institutions such as Central St Martins, Goldsmiths and Brighton.

Art, Fashion & Design

Art, Fashion & Design

i Potential careers: Animator, Costume Designer, Ceramicist, Fashion/Clothing Designer, Fashion, Illustrator, Fine Artist, Games Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator... 45

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...Interactive Web Designer, Jewellery Designer, Model Maker/Special Effects, Photographer, Product Designer, Stage/Set Designer, Technical Illustrator, Textile Designer To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Did you know?

Our Beauty, Media Makeup and Complementary Therapy students achieve an average success rate of 97%

We offer the opportunity to develop a career in the exciting areas of Beauty, Theatrical and Media Makeup, Advanced Nails and Complementary Therapy. We offer courses in a wide range of subjects from makeup to massage. You will learn in one of our four state-of-the-art salons which are of industry standard. Our training salon, Oasis Beauty Therapy Centre, provides learners with the opportunity to gain first hand experience of working in a fully operational salon.

Who’ll be teaching me? We have highly qualified tutors, with vast industry experience, who build links with local businesses and engage with prospective employers to help you get the best out of your career. Your teachers and assessors have a minimum of five years industry experience supporting your learning and assessment targets and plans. Each of them bring specialist knowledge and experience to the units you will undertake. You will also be supported by an internal verifier throughout the assessment process. Come along to one of our open evenings at Welwyn Garden City Campus to meet the team, check out the facilities and find out more (see page 7).

Level

Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Media Makeup

Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Media Makeup

The Oasis at Oaklands beauty salon is open to the public six days per week. We offer a full range of excellent value treatments performed by our students under the supervision of our beauty lecturers. We also have fully qualified therapists available for bookings. Experience the relaxing environment in our state-ofthe-art salon where you can pamper yourself with everything from manicures and pedicures to facials and full body massages. We also offer other ranges of beauty treatments including nail extensions, hair removal, eyebrow shaping and make up application. Treat yourself today and get 10% off your first visit. T: 01727 737 604 E: oasis@oaklands.ac.uk www.oaklands.ac.uk/specialist-centres/oasis-beautytherapy-centre.aspx

Course Progression

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VTCT Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

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VTCT Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques

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VTCT Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments VTCT Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make Up VTCT Diploma in Nail Technology VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapies

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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L1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector Level

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Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need A recent reference is required and you will need to attend an interview with evidence of 3 GSCEs at E or above. What you will learn The Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills through introducing you to the hair and beauty industries and how you should present a professional image in the salon. During the course you will learn about the exciting and creative Hair and Beauty industry. Practical assessments will take place whilst you are treating clients, you will also undergo written tests, complete assignments and compile a portfolio of work, including observations. You will need to receive all treatments as well as provide them to external clients and on peers. Clients are provided through the Oasis salon. What you can do next Progression onto Level 2 in Beauty, Media Make up, Complementary Therapy or Nails is available. Information on short courses available can be found in our part time prospectus.

L2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques Level

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Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above or successful completion of an NVQ or VRQ Level 1 Beauty Therapy. You must also possess a recent satisfactory reference and attend a successful interview. You will need to be organised, committed and willing to work independently and as part of a group, as the course is both rigorous and demanding in an academic and practical sense. What you will learn You will study a range units including: Reception, Customer Service, Anatomy and Physiology, Health and Safety, Maintaining Effectiveness at Work, Facial Treatments, Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments, Waxing, Manicure, Pedicure and Make-up. All units will have written assessments and will include practical assessments covering ranges set by VTCT. What you can do next After successful completion of the course we recommend you complete a Level 3 Beauty Therapy, L3 Theatrical and Media Make-up,L3 Nail Services or L3 Complementary Therapies course to ensure full potential in employment.

L3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up Level

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Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need You should have successfully completed a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or any associated therapies, have a supporting reference and attend an interview. It would be an advantage for you to have previous experience in art, media, film, theatre and photography professions. What you will learn This is for students with a keen sense of colour and with a creative ability and who want to work in TV, theatre, fashion and the photographic makeup professions. Throughout this one year course you cover a variety of units which may include: Contribute to planning and implementation of promotional activities, Health & Safety, Design and Create Fashion & Photographic Makeup, Provide Specialist Skin Camouflage Services, Apply Special Effects, Apply Makeup to Change Performers Appearance and Undertake Freelance Work. What you can do next This is the foundation for employment in television, film, theatre and also photographic studios. You can also progress on to Foundation Degrees and Higher Education.

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L3 Diploma in Nail Technology Level

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Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need You should have successfully completed a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or any associated therapies. You will need a supporting reference and will be required to attend an interview. What you will learn You need to have a keen interest in nails, creating images and art, crafts, fashion, photography and photo shoots. This course will require you to set and meet targets. You will need to carry out a range of practical assessments, assignments and case studies relating to advanced nails, advanced nail art, airbrushing techniques and undertake freelance work. Following salon policies and procedures relating to health and safety in the work place, you will develop consultation skills and provide advice and guidance to clients. This course is designed for budding nail technicians who want to perfect their advanced techniques in sculpting, 3D encapsulation, and many other creative techniques. What you can do next This course will enable you to work in a wide variety of salons, nail bars, spas, cruise ships, or even work abroad in luxury resorts. You will have the skills to set up as a mobile nail technician or run your own salon. You will also be able to progress on to a Foundation Degree or other Level 3 courses such as Level 3 Theatrical and Media Make up, Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Level 3 Complementary Therapy.

L3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments

L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Level 3

Level

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need You must have successfully completed a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy and have a supporting reference from your tutor stating a good attendance, punctuality and disciplinary record. You will need to have attended an interview and completed the interview task to a competent standard. What you will learn You need to have a keen interest in anatomy and physiology, enjoy analysing the clients concerns and providing a clear treatment plan. You will take a holistic approach to beauty. This course will require you to set and meet targets. You will need to carry out a range of practical assessments, assignments and case studies relating to body massage, electrical facial and body treatments. Additional units may include: epilation, eye lash extensions, microdermabrasion, massage using pre-blended oils and hot stone therapy. Following salon policies and procedures relating to health and safety in the work place, you will develop consultation skills and provide advice and guidance to clients. You will also need to plan and hold an event to promote the salon, develop your understanding of the financial side of business and checking the likely success of a business idea. There are written test papers for each of the topics. What you can do next This course will enable you to work in a wide variety of salons, spas, and cruise ships. You will have the skills to set up as a mobile therapist or even your own salon. You will also be able to progress on to the Foundation Degree, other Level 3 Beauty or associated courses, such as Level 3 Complementary Therapy, Level 3 Theatrical and Media Makeup or Level 3 Nail Services.

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What you need Four GCSEs at grade C and above or Level 2 Complementary Therapies or Beauty Therapy. You must also possess a recent satisfactory reference and attend a successful interview. What you will learn You will be required to cover and achieve a range of units which will be delivered holistically to ensure that you become a competent Complementary Therapist. Units include: Principles & Practices of Complementary Therapies, Business Practice for Complementary Therapies, Health, Safety & Hygiene for Complementary Therapies, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies, Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Healthy Eating and Wellbeing.

Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Media Makeup

Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Media Makeup

All units will be assessed using a variety of techniques, this will include written projects, online assessments, case studies, multiple choice exams and practical assessments. You will be required to perform treatments on paying clients and attend external events in order to complete your treatment portfolio. What you can do next Employment within the holistic therapies, in a spa, salon or abroad. Alternatively, further study may be taken in Beauty Therapy, Nail Services, Theatrical and Media Makeup or Higher Education.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Business & Retail

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

You’re Hired!

75% of our Extended Diploma students progressed to university

Working in today’s business environment requires you to have a wide range of skills. If you are considering a career in business or the world of commerce then look no further.

Who’ll be teaching me? You will be taught by a dedicated team of tutors with experience and knowledge of the business world. Group sizes for tutoring and teaching are small and tutors focus on working with individual students to ensure they maximise their achievement potential. Come along to one of our open evenings at Welwyn Garden City Campus to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

Level

Course Progression

E

BTEC Certificate in Vocational Studies and Business

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BTEC Introductory Diploma in Business, Retail and Administration

The Dragons Apprentice experience was invaluable. It showed me how much teamwork, planning and hard work it took to make our entrepreneurial ideas become a reality. However, it was all worthwhile when we realised how much this meant to the charity.

Maria M – BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

BTEC Diploma in Business

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BTEC Diploma in Retail BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

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In recent years Oaklands Business students have had opportunity to test their entrepreneurial skills as part of the annual Dragon’s Apprentice competition. The competition, open to local schools and colleges, gives teams £100 seed money with the challenge of turning it into £1000 for a nominated charity. Local businesses provide coaching and mentoring.

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Foundation Degree in Business/ Business with Information Systems

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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BTEC Certificate in Vocational Studies and Business Level

E

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need There are no formal course requirements but you must attend an interview and demonstrate your commitment to further study. What you will learn There are core units in self assessment, career progression, IT use and working as part of a group. You will then have the opportunity to specialise in Business and ICT, Health and Social Care or Sport. In addition, you will achieve functional skills qualifications in English and Maths. You will also achieve an additional qualification in employability skills. You will have a weekly tutorial session as part of your course which will be tailored to track, support and monitor your individual progress. What you can do next As the year progresses, you will work with your personal tutor to determine a suitable course to progress on to. You may also wish to enter employment directly and the qualifications achieved on this course will aid job applications.

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BTEC Introductory Diploma in Business, Retail and Administration Level

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Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above plus a genuine interest in business and retail. What you will learn This course is an ideal opportunity for you to develop some of the skills that you would need to work in business, retail or administration. You should also enjoy working with people and working in teams. Regular attendance and good time-keeping are essential to succeed on this course. There is also emphasis on personal development, employment and social skills. You will learn about working in these careers and about financial processes and customer service, as well as how to communicate effectively and work with others. Integrated within your BTEC course you will be working towards a functional skill qualification in either English, Maths or ICT. What you can do next Successful completion of the course may enable you to progress on to a Level 2 course, such as BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business. Alternatively, you may consider going directly into employment.

BTEC L2 Diploma in Retail Level 2

Level

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above or successful completion of a BTEC Level 1 course. You should also have a genuine interest in Retail and want to develop your skills further. What you will learn This course provides a good basic understanding of how the retail industry works, and gives you the opportunity to prepare for a career in this growing area of employment. You will learn about different types of retail operations including fashion and food, and will gain knowledge and skills in creating displays and in providing excellent customer service. You will learn about advertising and merchandising and will have the opportunity to use your skills through a programme of work experience. You will also develop your functional skills in Maths, English and ICT while learning to review and improve your own work. What you can do next You can continue to develop your skills by progressing to a Level 3 course in Business or Retail or alternatively choose to enter employment.

Potential careers: Accountant, Administrator, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur, Human Resources Officer/Manager, Management Consultant, Receptionist, Recruitment Consultant, Customer Service Assistant/Manager, Retail Buyer, Stock Controller

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BTEC L2 Diploma in Business

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What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above or any BTEC Level 1 qualification, plus a genuine interest in Business. What you will learn This course provides a good general understanding of how business works through studying business activity, business organisation, business purpose, customer relations, business enterprise, financial control, promoting, branding and visual merchandising. You will learn how to start up a new business and explore the key business pressures and have the opportunity to develop organisational, team-building and communication skills. You will also learn about the importance of effective sales and customer service as well as being able to estimate the profit and loss of a business. Integrated within your BTEC course you will be working towards a functional skill qualification in either English, Maths or ICT. Regular attendance and good time-keeping are essential to succeed on this course. What you can do next This course can lead to employment in banking, retail, insurance, accountancy or progression onto further study at BTEC Extended Diploma or A Levels if appropriate.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level

Foundation Degree in Business (also available with Information Systems) Level

3

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths or successful completion of a BTEC Diploma or other Level 2 course at Merit. What you will learn This course will give you a sound understanding of business and the skills required to make a successful career in this area. Your studies will include Economics, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources, with options in a range of specialist business fields including Accounts, Marketing Research and Law. Integrated within your BTEC course you will be working towards a functional skill qualification in either English, Maths or ICT. This course is equivalent to 3 GCE A levels. What you can do next Successful completion of the course can lead to employment in careers related to business, such Accountancy, Advertising, Banking, Fashion, Finance, Human Resources and Law. Many of our learners progress onto Degree, Foundation Degree or other professional courses.

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Business & Retail

Business & Retail

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City UCAS Code N101 FdA/Bus Institution Code: HERTS H36 Campus Code O (Oaklands College)

What you need 120 UCAS points including one A Level, a BTEC National Diploma/ Certificate or equivalent plus GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade C or above or University of Hertfordshire accepted L2 equivalent. Applications are also welcome from those working in relevant employment who may not fully meet the above entry requirements but have a number of years relevant experience. What you will learn This programme has been created in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and will develop your skills relevant to business needs. The range of modules includes: Business Environment, Introduction to People Management, Business Finance, Decision Making Tools, Marketing Fundamentals, Research and Investigative Methods Organisational Behaviour, E-business and Marketing Planning. In addition, all students will study work based learning modules starting with maximising potential and career planning in Year One and culminating in a work based learning project in Year Two. What you can do next Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to the third year of an appropriate Degree course at the University of Hertfordshire or to seek employment within the business sector and to progress to a professional business qualification such as AAT, ILM, CIPD or CMI. How to apply Applications should be made via UCAS to the University of Hertfordshire.

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Childcare Studies

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

Our Childcare Studies students achieve high success rates

Are you the caring type? We offer a wide range of choices if your ambition is to work with young children even if you have no formal qualifications or if you are currently working with children and would like to gain additional qualifications. We have the right opportunity for you at Oaklands. We have close links with local day nurseries, primary schools, as well as our own day nursery.

Level

Course Progression

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BTEC E3 Certificate in Vocational Studies & Care and Early Years

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

Who’ll be teaching me?

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L2 Certificate in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce (CYPW)

The Early Years team are made up of lecturers with both academic and vocational backgrounds in various Early Years settings.

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L3 National Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce L3 Extended Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce

Come along to one of our Welwyn Garden City open evening to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

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Foundation Degree in Early Years

Potential careers: Education and Childcare Inspector, Further Education Lecturer, Higher Education Lecturer, Learning Mentor, Nanny, Nursery School Teacher, Nursery Worker, Play Worker, School Administrator, School Teacher, Special Educational Needs Teacher, Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant, Psychologist, Social Care Worker, Youth and Community Worker To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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BTEC Certificate in Vocational Studies & Care and Early Years Level

E

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

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

1

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need There are no formal course requirements but you must attend an interview and demonstrate your commitment to further study.

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above or an Entry Level qualification and a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check.

What you will learn There are core units in selfassessment, career progression, IT use and working as part of a group. You will then have the opportunity to specialise in Business and ICT, Health and Social Care or Sport. In addition, you will achieve functional skills qualifications in English and Maths. You will also achieve an additional qualification in employability skills. You will have a weekly tutorial session as part of your course which will be tailored to track, support and monitor your individual progress.

What you will learn You will study a number of units including Communication, Safeguarding, and Creative activities for children. What you can do next This course can lead to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, Certificate in Childcare and Education or to employment in the health and care sector.

L2 Certificate in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce (CYPW) Level

2

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above normally including English or a BTEC Level 1 qualification in a related subject. You will also require suitable references and have a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Check to participate in work placements. What you will learn CACHE is the national awarding body and the qualification is nationally and internationally recognised. This is a full time course with three days in college and two days practical training in a childcare setting that links directly to course work. A total of 15 units are to be completed in total, including a work placement and record keeping. Other units include child development, supporting and keeping children safe, the role of the practitioner and play and learning environment.

What you can do next As the year progresses, you will work with your personal tutor to determine a suitable course to progress on to. You may also wish to enter employment directly and the qualifications achieved on this course will aid job applications.

All practical work placements will be arranged by college and cover nursery and school settings. 200 hours at placement must be completed. You could also take qualifications in Youth Work, Function skills, Deaf Awareness, First Aid and Food Hygiene. What you can do next You could progress onto the Level 3 Diploma or other related courses or move into employment as a nursery assistant.

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L3 National Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce Level 3 Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

L3 Extended Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce Level 3

Foundation Degree in Early Years Level 4 5

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including English or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in a related subject or the Level 2 Certificate plus English GCSE at Grade C or equivalent. You will also require suitable references and a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Check to participate in work placements.

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including English or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in a related subject or the Level 2 Certificate plus English GCSE at Grade C or equivalent. You will also require suitable references and a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Check to participate in work placements.

What you need A relevant Level 3 qualification in Childcare, plus GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English Language or University of Hertfordshire accepted L2 equivalent. You will also need a satisfactory reference, at least 2 year’s experience working with children and an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau screening.

What you will learn This qualification is equivalent to 1 A level and provides you with knowledge and understanding of working with children from birth to 19 years. Practical experience will be gained in a variety of settings with different age ranges of children.

What you will learn This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and provides you with knowledge and understanding of working with children from birth to 19 years. Practical experience will be gained in a variety of settings with different age ranges of children.

Applicants with considerable experience but not meeting all these requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

Subjects include: Working and Planning for Young Children, How to Support Learning, Keeping Children Safe and Promoting a Healthy Environment and Working with Children with Special Needs. Practical work placements will be arranged by the college to cover day nursery, school, and possibly special needs settings. You will also complete a functional skill. Assessments take place within the workplace as well as written assignments.

Subjects include: Working and Planning for Young Children, How to Support Learning, Keeping Children Safe and Promoting a Healthy Environment and Working with Children with Special Needs and an Introduction to Leadership and Management. Practical work placements will be arranged by the college to cover day nursery, school, and possibly special needs settings. You will also complete a functional skill. Assessments take place within the workplace as well as written assignments. You will also undertake an external assessment.

What you can do next Successful completion qualifies you to work in nurseries, crèche, pre-schools, schools, hospitals, sure start and family centres, health visiting, leisure and tourist industry, toy and book mobile lending library, childminding and nannying as a L3 child care practitioner. You could also progress onto the Foundation Degree in Early Years.

What you can do next Successful completion qualifies you to work in nurseries, crèche, pre-schools, schools, hospitals, sure start and family centres, health visiting, childminding and nannying as a L3 child care practitioner. It provides routes into social services and the police force. It also provides access to the professional development qualification – CACHE Advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education level 4. This qualification also attracts UCAS points which will allow you to progress onto university.

Childcare Studies

Childcare Studies

What you will learn Students should have a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience and will need to be in an early years environment for a minimum of 12 hours per week and have GCSE English grade C or above. This course is designed for candidates who are working with young children and wish to continue their professional development. It leads to a Foundation Degree in Early Years and status as a Senior Practitioner. Classes are one day per week over 2 years. What you can do next Successful candidates may continue for a further year at the University of Hertfordshire to gain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Studies or Bachelor of Education. How to Apply Applications should be made via UCAS to the University of Hertfordshire.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Computing & IT

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

Our Computing and IT students consistently achieve above the national average

Start your digital life today

Who’ll be teaching me?

Working in today’s challenging and fast-paced IT environment, and being able to adapt to the changing world requires you to have a wide range of skills. If you are looking to embark on a career in IT then look no further.

Oaklands College has a team of highly qualified ICT teachers. All are experts in Microsoft software, as well as networking, programming and hardware installation. Most have come from the ICT and business industry and have a wealth of experience to share with you. They are supportive and motivational tutors who will do their best to make your time at Oaklands enjoyable, interesting and an excellent learning experience. They will also support you in finding employment or a university place of your choosing.

Oaklands provides an excellent range of specialist computing facilities including technical workshops for students, and success rates on all our courses are above national benchmarks.

Level

1

Course Progression

Come along to one of our open evenings at Welwyn Garden City Campus to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

BTEC Diploma for IT Users

2

BTEC First Diploma for IT Practitioners

3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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BTEC Diploma for IT Users Level

1

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above. You should also have an interest in IT. References for good conduct, attendance, and submission of work to deadlines are requested to ensure that learners are offered the best programme for their needs. What you will learn This course will give you a good general understanding of ICT and working in the IT industry. You will develop skills in creating business documents, working with databases and spreadsheets and will develop an understanding of how computers work. You will learn how to create slideshows using PowerPoint, how to work with pictures and other images and how to create web pages for the internet. Integrated within your BTEC course you will be working towards a functional skill qualification in either English, Maths or ICT. 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. You can choose between BTEC First, or you might choose to take a Level 2 course in another area of study which interests you.

BTEC First Diploma for IT Practitioners Level

2

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above normally including Maths and English and a genuine interest in ICT. We will also request references for good conduct, attendance, and submission of work to deadlines to ensure that learners are offered the best programme for their needs. What you will learn The distinction between IT user and IT practitioner job roles is becoming less distinct and this qualification is designed to bridge these competences and provide a flexible structure for students. The range of units includes those suitable if you are aiming to progress directly into employment in a technical role. It is also suitable if you wish to gain more understanding of the applications of ICT as a basis for other jobs not specifically based in the ICT industry. This qualification is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. It will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment in the IT or related industry by studying a wide range of subjects including Computer Hardware, Software, Web Design, Networking and Database systems. What you can do next If successful, you can progress onto further study on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology. You will also get help looking at other courses available at the college that may be more suitable. This course can also lead to mid-level ICT employment.

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Computing & IT

Computing & IT

BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology Level

3

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths or a pass in a relevant level 2 qualification would be accepted. References for good conduct, attendance, and submission or work to deadlines are requested to ensure that learners are offered the best programme for their needs. What you will learn This specialist IT course provides content and structures that help students to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work as professionals in the IT sector. Units are based on the national occupational standards and contextualised to the ICT business environment. Core Units: Communication and Employability Skills in IT, Computer Systems, Information Systems. 12 Specialist Units which may include: Database Skills, Spreadsheet Skills, Systems Analysis and Design, Communication Technologies, Digital Graphics, Website Production, Software Design and Development, Human Computer Interface, Computer Networks and Client Side Customisation of Web Pages. Integrated within your BTEC course you will be working towards a functional skill qualification in either English, Maths or ICT. What you can do next Successful completion will allow you to progress onto further study at Degree level. Some of our learners go on to study, IT and Business, Robotics, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Software Systems for Art and Media Degree courses at universities around the country. This course can also lead to ICT employment.

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i Potential careers: Computer Games Designer, Computer Hardware Engineer, Database Administrator, Interactive Media Designer, IT Product Developer, IT Trainer, Network Manager, Software Developer/Programmer, Systems Analyst, Technical Support Person, Web Designer/Developer To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction

Construction If the hard hat fits, wear it. At Oaklands, you’ll find an extensive variety of courses designed for learners aiming for a career within this sector.

Our Construction students achieved an average success rate of 92%

Building futures

Who’ll be teaching me?

Oaklands offers a range of courses designed for entry and progression in the construction industry in response to the growing demand for construction skills.

Oaklands College has fully qualified and experienced staff ensuring that you will get the best out of your course, whichever field you choose to study.

Our courses can provide career pathways that link technological development with modern day employment practice. Full-time courses are available in Construction and the Built Environment, Electrical Installation, Plumbing and the main construction craft disciplines of Carpentry and Joinery, Brickwork, Painting & Decorating and Plastering. We also offer the opportunity for students to study a range of construction disciplines (Multiskills) before specialising in their chosen field. We work closely with the industry to structure our courses to suit the needs of our students and the ever-changing environment. For students already in employment within the construction industry, options exist to study courses on day-release, block-release or evening programmes according to the trade. Apprenticeships are also available.

Come along to one of our open evening to meet the team, check out the facilities and find out more (see page 7). Please note our Plastering, Brickwork, Plumbing and Multiskills courses are currently based at our Alban Park Campus. However from September 2013 these courses will be moving to brand new facilities at our St Albans Campus. If you are interested in Construction Management courses please come along to one of our Welwyn Garden City Campus open evenings (see page7).

We also offer HNCs in Civil Engineering and Construction Management on a part-time basis. If you would like further information on these courses please contact our Contact Centre on 01727 737000.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Construction

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Course Progression L1 Diploma in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries (Multiskills) City & Guilds L1 Diploma – Brickwork City & Guilds L1 Diploma – Carpentry and Joinery City & Guilds Diploma – Plastering City & Guilds L1 Diploma – Painting and Decorating City & Guilds Plumbing (Performing Engineering Operations) City & Guilds Electrical Installation (Performing Engineering Operations)

Energy Centre

Construction

Building your career prospects.

Level

We have developed a complete training package that is designed to complement existing gas, plumbing or heating trade skills. The objective is to enable an operative to undertake the ACS Assessment and be successful in gaining a nationally recognised qualification, in readiness to join the Gas Safe Register. Visit: www.oaklands.ac.uk/specialist-centres/energy-centre.aspx

BTEC L2 Diploma in Construction City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Brickwork City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Plastering City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating City & Guilds 6035 L2 Diploma in Basic Plumbing Studies City & Guilds 2365 L2 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Brickwork City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Site Carpentry City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Plastering City & Guilds 6035 L3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies City & Guilds 2365 L3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology

HNC/Foundation Degree in Construction Management (P/T)

The programme is for one day a week attendance for 35 weeks, and the training will cover such practical and theory topics as:

What you will receive:

l Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations – Legislation

l Competitive Prices (VAT exempt)

l Gas Emergency Actions and Procedures

l Prompt Certification Standard of Service

l Identification of unsafe situations in the Industry l Ventilation and Chimney Standards l Testing of Chimneys/Testing for Tightness l Re-Establishing Supplies and Purging l Characteristics of Combustion l The Operation and Checking of Safety Controls l Checking Operating Pressures and Gas Rates l Installation of Pipework Attendance on the course is subject to working with an existing Gas Safe registered operative, and demonstrating evidence of competence. The Energy Centre also has purpose built facilities for operatives within the gas, plumbing and heating trades wishing to update existing qualifications to meet current industry standards and assessments. We offer a high-quality approach and are well-equipped with new appliances and modern equipment. We have a long success record of working with employers and sole traders alike, and constantly strive to provide a high standard of service in a friendly environment.

l Experienced Professional Staff providing a High Quality Service l Advice on Training Matters

Qualifications available ACS: l Core Gas Safety Assessments CCN1 l Installation, commissioning and maintenance of domestic appliances: CENWAT1 (Central Heating Boilers and Water Heaters, CKR1 (Cookers), HTR1 (Gas Fires and Space Heating), DAH1 (Domestic Warm Air Units, MET1 (Meters), CPA1 (Combustion Performance) l Energy Efficiency qualification, Part L l Changeover Fuel Module – Natural Gas to LPG (covering domestic dwellings, residential park homes, leisure vehicles and boats) l Hot Water Systems Safety l Water Regulations Qualification

To find out more about ACS Gas Training: Call: 01727 737 192 E-mail: andrew.sibley@oaklands.ac.uk To find out more about renewing and updating your qualifications: Call: 01727 737 783 E-mail: mick.evans@oaklands.ac.uk

BSc Hons in Construction Management (P/T)

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BTEC L2 Diploma in Construction Level

2

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need You will require one of the following: an Intermediate GNVQ in an appropriate vocational area, five GCSEs at grade D or above, including Maths, English and Science. You should have an interest in the various activities of the construction industry. What you will learn This qualification prepares you for employment in the Construction Management sectors including Architecture, Surveying, Construction and Town Planning. Twelve units are required to achieve the L2 Diploma in Construction. There are 3 core units and 9 specialised units (all of which must be taken). The 3 core units are: Structure of the Construction Industry, Exploring Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and Sustainability in the Construction Industry.

HNC/Foundation Degree/BSc Hons in Construction Management (Part-time)

BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction Level

Level

3

What you will learn This course introduces you to the subject knowledge required for a range of technical and professional occupations within construction covering: Architectural Design, Estimating, Production Planning, Buying, Surveying, Property Management, Site Engineer, Site Technician, Site Supervision, Building Control, Quantity Surveying and Town Planning. Functional Skills in Maths and Information Technology at Level 2 will be included.

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Duration 2 years HNC plus 1 year Foundation Degree plus 2 years BSc Hons (in total 5 years for all 3 qualiďŹ cations)

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, Maths (Higher Tier) and Science or successful completion of a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction or a related vocational area.

Construction

Construction

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

What you need 120 UCAS points (including one GCSE A Level or equivalent) plus GCSE English and Maths at grade B or above, or University of Hertfordshire accepted L2 equivalent, Diploma in Construction or Extended Diploma In Construction at Merit grade. You must be employed in the construction industry. What you will learn This course is designed to prepare you for a range of technical, professional and managerial careers in construction. You study a range of modules covering practical construction skills together with the underlying theoretical and scientiďŹ c concepts.

Campus Welwyn Garden City Validated by University of Hertfordshire Edexcel (HNC) Oaklands College

You can study the HNC course individually or once successfully completed can continue into the Foundation Degree programme. Foundation Degree units include: Legal Studies, Management Principles and Application, Construction Materials Science, Construction Contract Law, a Work-based Learning Project. BSc modules include: Contract Practice and Administration; Construction Technology; Project Management in Construction; Strategic Management and Construction Management Practice; Team Project.

What you can do next The HNC and Foundation degree prepares you for career development within the construction industry, as well as possible progression to a part-time Honours degree at the college. How to apply Applications are made through the University of Hertfordshire.

HNC modules include: Design Principles and Application; Science and Materials, Health Safety and Welfare, Applied Mathematics, Site Surveying Procedures,Economics, Construction Methods & Design Solutions, Measuring, Tendering and Estimating.

The 9 specialist units are: Use of Science and Mathematics in Construction, Construction Processes and Operations for Low-rise Domestic Buildings, Construction Methods and Techniques for Low-rise Domestic Buildings, Construction Drawing Techniques, Exploring Carpentry and Joinery, Performing Joinery Operations, Exploring Trowel Operations, Performing Brickwork Operations and Performing Blockwork Operations. What you can do next Successful completion will enable you to progress onto our L3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment or you may wish to further your career development within the industry.

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L1 Diploma in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries (Multiskills) Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need You will need grades E and above GCSE in Maths and English. What you will learn The course is a full time program. You will undertake an Ascentis qualification Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries (QCF), Functional Skills plus the Award in Personal Development. You will learn how to complete basic brickwork along with basic carpentry & joinery, painting & decorating, plumbing, plastering and rendering. You also will be working with plaster board to timber frame backgrounds. What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to further study on a L1 Diploma in a range of trades, or to employment as a general labourer or handyperson in the construction industry and further training leading to an NVQ.

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City & Guilds L1 Diploma – Brickwork Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma – Brickwork Level

2

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma – Brickwork Level

3

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above or successful completion of the Diploma/Certificate in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries. You must also demonstrate aptitude for practical skills.

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above. You will either need to have successfully completed a Level 1 Diploma or have significant experience in the construction industry. Successful completion of literacy and numeracy tests will be necessary.

What you need L2 Diploma in Brickwork

Please note: students with relevant employment in the industry can attend college on a day-release basis.

Please note: students with relevant employment can attend college on a day-release basis.

This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Bricklaying and includes the following: Safe working practices in construction, Information, quantities and communicating with others, Building methods and construction technology, Structural and decorative brickwork, Repairing and maintaining masonry structures, Erection of complex masonry structures. Functional Skills are included in this course.

What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Bricklaying. You will learn how to handle and store materials, work efficiently in a team, lay bricks and blocks to a line, select bricks and blocks, mix mortar and work safely in line with regulations. Functional Skills are included in this course together with the Personal Skills Development Programme. What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to the L2 Diploma or with employment as a Bricklayer in the construction industry and further training leading to an NVQ.

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What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Bricklaying. You will learn how to set out complex buildings, install damp proof courses, technical drawing skills, and lay complex brickwork structures. Functional Skills are included in this course. What you can do next This course can lead to the Level 3 Diploma or further qualifications or into employment as a Bricklayer with further training leading to an NVQ. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to the Extended Diploma in Construction.

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What you will learn This qualification is designed to further develop your skills and knowledge enabling you to work to an advanced level in the industry.

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

City & Guilds L1 Diploma Carpentry and Joinery Level

City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

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Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above or successful completion of the Diploma/Certificate in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries. You must also demonstrate aptitude for practical skills.

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above. You will need to have a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery or have significant experience in the construction industry. Successful completion of literacy and numeracy tests will be necessary.

Please note: students with relevant employment in the industry can attend college on a block/day release basis on a Work-based Learning framework.

Please note: students with relevant employment can attend college on a block/day release combination on a Work Based Learning framework.

What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Carpentry and Joinery. Safe working practices, maintain and use handtools, basic woodworking joints, building methods and technology, prepare and use portable power tools, information, quantities and communication with others. Functional Skills are included in this course together with the Personal Skills Development Programme. What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery or to employment as a trainee Carpenter in the construction industry and further training leading to an NVQ.

Construction

Construction

What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Carpentry and Joinery. You will need to choose between specialisms in site carpentry (1st and 2nd fix) and bench joinery. Advice on your choice can be given at interview. Functional Skills are included in this course. What you can do next Further qualifications in Site Carpentry at L3 or employment as a trainee Site Carpenter/ Bench Joiner with further training leading to an NVQ. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to the Extended Diploma in Construction.

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City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Site Carpentry Level

3

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry. What you will learn This course helps you develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for site carpentry. The course includes the following units: Safe working practices in construction, Information, quantities and communicating with others, Building methods and construction technology, Complex structural carcassing, Hipped roof with dormer, Maintaining structural and non-structural components. Functional Skills are also included in this course. What you can do next This course can lead to employment as a Site Carpenter with further training leading to an NVQ. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to the Extended Diploma in Construction.

City & Guilds L1 Diploma in Plastering Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above or successful completion of the Diploma/Certificate in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries. You must also demonstrate aptitude for practical skills. Please note: students with relevant employment in the industry can attend college on a block/day release basis on a Work-based Learning framework. What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Plastering. You will learn how to handle and store materials, work efficiently in a team, select and use hand and power tools, cut, mark and fix plasterboard, apply plaster and work safely in line with regulations. Functional Skills are included in this course together with the Personal Skills Development Programme. What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to the Level 2 Diploma or to employment as a Plasterer in the construction industry and further training leading to an NVQ.

City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Plastering Level

2

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Plastering Level

3

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above normally including Maths and English. You will need to have successfully completed a Level 1 Diploma or have significant experience in the construction industry. Successful completion of literacy and numeracy tests will be necessary.

What you need It is preferred that students have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering.

Please note: students with relevant employment can attend college on a day-release basis.

The course includes: Carrying out safe working practices in construction, Information, quantities and communicating with others, Building methods and construction technology, Fixing dry lining and plasterboards, Producing plaster components, Positioning and securing fibrous plaster components, Applying plaster materials to produce complex internal and external surfaces, Forming screeds and granolithic finishes, Preparing and running in-situ moulds. Functional Skills are included in this course.

What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Plastering. You will learn both fibrous and solid plastering techniques. Functional Skills are included in this course. What you can do next This course can lead to the Level 3 Diploma or further qualifications or into employment as a Solid or Fibrous Plasterer with further training leading to an NVQ. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to the Extended Diploma in Construction.

What you will learn This qualification provides you with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within plastering.

What you can do next This course can lead to employment in the industry as a Plasterer. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to the Extended Diploma in Construction.

City & Guilds L1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating Level

City & Guilds L2 Diploma In Painting and Decorating Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need You will need three GCSEs at grade D or above or satisfactory completion of the Diploma/Certificate in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries showing continual improvement. It is also advised that you have an interest in becoming a skilled painter in the construction industry with an aptitude for practical work. What you will learn The aim of the course is to put in place all the basic rudimentary skills and knowledge that is required to become a good painter. The qualification consists of 6 units: 3 core units relating to the construction industry and 3 trade units relating to Painting & Decorating. You will learn about the tools you use as a painter (hand/power) and how to use them. The materials, the techniques, health & safety, the construction industry in general & employment rights (employee & employer). To gain the diploma the candidates must be successful in achieving all units and passing the synoptic practical test. They must also pass the online Gola test, a separate knowledge test set and assessed by CAA (Constructions Award Alliance), the awarding body. Functional Skills are included in this course together with the Personal Skills Development Programme.

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Construction

Construction

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above normally including Maths and English. You will need to have successfully completed a Level 1 Diploma or have significant experience in the construction industry. What you will learn You will build upon the experiences and skills learned at Level 1 to further your trade knowledge. Units include: Carry out safe working practices in construction, Apply standard coverings to walls & ceilings, Apply paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment, Produce specialist decorative finishes. Functional Skills are also included in this course. What you can do next On successful completion you can progress onto a Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or gain employment as a trainee Painter and Decorator in the industry. Students who wish to progress to a management route could move on to the Extended Diploma in Construction.

What you can do next On successful completion of the level 1 course you can progress onto a L2 Painting & Decorating course. You could also progress into employment on an apprenticeship framework.

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City & Guilds Plumbing (Performing Engineering Operations) Level

1

2

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above or successful completion of the Certificate in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries. You must also demonstrate aptitude for practical skills. What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Plumbing. Functional Skills are included in this course together with the Personal Skills Development Programme. What you can do next Successful completion of the L1 course can lead to progression onto the C&G Level 2 in Plumbing. You will be unable to work independently as a Plumber until successful completion of the Level 2 Plumbing Technical Certificate.

City & Guilds 6035 L2 Diploma in Basic Plumbing Studies Level

2

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade C or above. You should have a practical aptitude for Plumbing and may have successfully completed the Plumbing Level 1 course. Please note: students with relevant employment can attend college on a day- release basis under the Modern Apprentice scheme. What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Plumbing. Functional Skills are included in this course. Units include: Health and safety in building services engineering, Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering, Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing, Common plumbing processes, Cold water systems, Domestic hot water systems, Sanitation, Central heating systems, Drainage systems, Understanding how to communicate with others within building services engineering.

City & Guilds 6035 L3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies Level

3

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need The level 3 is the natural progression for anyone who holds the C&G 6129 at level 2 or C&G 6035 at level 2. What you will learn During the course you will study a range of units developing your knowledge and skills through practical and theory sessions. Units include: Health and safety in building services engineering, Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems , Plumbing system installation planning, Complex cold water systems, Domestic hot water , Sanitation and drainage systems, Central heating systems, Domestic gas principles, Career awareness in building services engineering. What you can do next You could progress to employment in the plumbing and heating industry or ACS Gas Training & Assessment. You could also progress onto Higher Education.

What you can do next Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto the C&G L3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies 3 or employment as a Plumber and further training leading to an NVQ.

Potential careers: Architect, Bricklayer, Building Conservation Officer, Building Control Surveyor, Building Services Engineer, Carpenter/Joiner, Cavity Wall Insulation Technician, Chartered Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Clerk of Works/Site Manager...

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City & Guilds Electrical Installation (Performing Engineering Operations) Level

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2

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above or successful completion of the Foundation Construction Certificate in Multi-Trades. You must also demonstrate aptitude for practical skills. What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Electrical Installation. Functional Skills are included in this course. What you can do next Successful completion of the Level 1 Electrical Installation course can lead to progression onto the Level 2 qualification in Electrical Installation. You will be unable to work independently as an Electrician until successful completion of the C&G Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrical Installation.

City & Guilds 2365 L2 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology Level

City & Guilds 2365 L3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology Level

2

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above. You should have an aptitude for Electrical Installation and may have successfully completed the Electrical Installation Level 1 course. Please note: students with relevant employment can attend college on a day-release basis. What you will learn This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Electrical Installation. Functional Skills are included in this course. Units include: Health and safety in building services engineering, Principles of electrical science, Electrical installations technology, Installation of wiring systems and enclosures, Understanding how to communicate with others within building services engineering. What you can do next Successful completion of the this course can lead to progression onto the C&G Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology and potential employment as a trainee electrician. It is also possible to progress onto a Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering.

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Construction

Construction

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Successful completion of the C&G L2 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology. What you will learn This electrical course is intended for those that want to gain practical electrical skills and knowledge in order to gain entry into the electrical industry as an electrician. It is also suitable for those wanting to update their electrical knowledge and skills for progression within the industry. This electrical course will replace the current 2330 L2/3 electrical qualifications. There will be core units and also a number of pathways which will correspond to domestic & commercial electrical specialisms. Units include: Health and safety in building services engineering, Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology Systems, Principles of electrical science, Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification, Electrical installations: inspection, testing and commissioning , Electrical systems design, Career awareness in building services engineering. What you can do next You could progress into employment in the Electrical Industry or go onto further training to work independently as an electrician.

...Construction Supervisor/Manager, Electrician, Engineering/Land Surveyor, Facilities Manager, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Plumber, Quantity Surveyor, Refrigeration Engineer, Stonemason, Structural Engineer, Window Installer.

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Join a winning team on an engineering course at Oaklands. Covering a range of technical subjects including Manufacturing, Production, Design, Maintenance, Mechatronics, Motor Vehicle and Electronics, we can offer opportunities for all abilities to prepare you for your future in this exciting sector.

UK engineering needs 2.2m employees in the next 5-10 years (source: Engineering UK)

You will study using purpose-designed laboratories and workshops in safe conditions and be taught by experienced and qualified tutors. There is access to computer suites especially for engineering students. The suites offer computer aided learning software, industrial computer software, autoCAD and the Internet. We also offer National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) on a part-time basis in Engineering, Engineering Maintenance and Electronics. All NVQs have a workbased learning element so employment is essential. If you’re interested in apprenticeships, go to page 147 for information on Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Maintenance, and Engineering Manufacturing.

Who’ll be teaching me? Oaklands boasts an impressive list of professional experts as part of their Motor Vehicle and Engineering team. Teaching staff include people who have wide and varied knowledge of the motor vehicle industry and our engineering teachers include people who have previously built and designed engineered devices such as cars, domestic electronics and computers. All our engineers have industry related experience in a wide range of sectors. For Engineering courses come along to one of our Welwyn Garden City open evenings to meet the team, check out the facilities and find out more (see page 7). If you are interested in Motor Vehicle courses you should come along to one of our St Albans Campus open evenings (see page 7).

Motor Vehicle

Engineering

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Level

Course Progression

Engineering and Motor Vehicle

Engineering and Motor Vehicle

Course Progression

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IMI E3 Diploma in Introduction to Motor Vehicle Technology

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BTEC First Diploma in Engineering

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IMI L1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

2

IMI L2 Diploma Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

4

Extended Degree in Engineering

3

IMI L3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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MI E3 Diploma in Introduction to Motor Vehicle Technology Level

E

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at grade E or above to include English, Maths, Science and preferably IT. All applicants are subject to interview. What you will learn Subjects include: Working Safely and Effectively, Foundation Skills for Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Construction and Routine Maintenance, Operating Principles of Tyres, Brakes, Steering and Suspension Systems, Operating Principles of Engines, Operating Principles and Maintenance of Transmission Systems, Operating Principles and Maintenance of Electrical and Electronic Systems, Functional Skills and Personal & Social Development. What you can do next Successful completion can lead onto the L1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

IMI L1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Completion of general education with GCSEs at grade D or above to include English, Maths, Science or IT. All applicants are subject to interview. What you will learn If you are considering a career in motor vehicle then this course is ideal for you. Our modern, well-equipped facilities will enable you to experience a ‘real working’ environment whilst gaining the practical knowledge you need for your chosen career. You will study the following units: Working Safely and Effectively, Maintenance and Repair, Foundation Skills for Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Construction and Routine Maintenance, Operating Principles of Tyres, Brakes, Steering and Suspension Systems, Operating Principles of Engines, Operating Principles and Maintenance of Transmission Systems, Operating Principles and Maintenance of Electrical and Electronic Systems, Functional Skills Personal & Social Development

IMI L2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2

Level

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Completion of general education with GCSEs at grade D or above to include English, Maths, Science or IT or successful completion of L1 in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. What you will learn Subjects covered include: Advanced health and safety, Light vehicle, Operating principles of petrol and diesel engines, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension, vehicle electrical and electronic systems and simple fault diagnosis.

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What you need Completion of general education with GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Maths, Science or IT plus completion of the L2 qualification in Motor Vehicle studies.

What you will learn Units include: Working Safely and Effectively, Foundation Skills for Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Construction and Routine Maintenance, Operating Principles of tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems, Operating Principles of engines, operating principles and maintenance of transmission systems, Operating Principles and Maintenance of electrical and electronic systems, Diagnosis on all the above.

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

It may also be possible to study Air conditioning systems and SRS, ABS breaking systems to enhance the overall qualification.

Functional skills are included within the course programme. What you can do next Progresssion onto the L3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

SUPERCHARGE

your career prospects... After completing an engineering qualification there is a world of opportunity open to you in a wide range of careers and professions. Students can choose to enter industry directly as an apprentice or opt for further and higher study and achieve Chartered Engineer status in their specialised field.

What you can do next Successful completion can lead onto the L2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

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IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Engineering and Motor Vehicle

Engineering and Motor Vehicle

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BTEC First Diploma In Engineering

Extended Degree in Engineering

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSE’s at Grades D or above, including Maths and English. Applicants should have a keen interest in engineering and technology. What you will learn This course provides a basic introduction to the study of engineering, including the engineering industry, engineering theory, knowledge and technology. You will have the opportunity to study a variety of units including: Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering, Interpreting and Using Engineering Information, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering, Electronic Devices and Communication Applications, Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering, Selecting and Using Secondary Machining Techniques to Remove Material and Electronic Circuit Construction. Functional skills in Maths is also an integral and compulsory part of the course that aims to develop the skills of learners and help them develop the ability to study academically at a higher level. What you can do next Upon successful completion of the First Diploma you can progress onto the Extended Diploma in Engineering.

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths (Higher Tier) and Science or a BTEC First Diploma in Engineering at Merit. Applicants with other qualifications or without traditional qualifications are also encouraged to apply and will be interviewed. What you will learn The course is designed to develop technicians who can seek employment in the Engineering industry with the appropriate knowledge and skills. You will study subjects including: Engineering, Maths and Science, Drawing and Design, Electrical and Electronic Principles. Functional Skills are also part of this course. Units covered over the 2 year course include: Communications, Maths, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Mechanical Principles and Applications, Health and Safety, CAD, Materials, Secondary Finishing Processes, Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits, Project, Engineering Design, Electro Pneumatics and Hydraulics Systems and Devices, Further Maths, Electrical Technology, Electronic Measurement and Test, Electronic Fault Finding.

What you need 120 UCAS points including one A Level or a BTEC Extended Diploma/ Certificate (or equivalent) plus 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths, English and Science or University of Hertfordshire accepted L2 equivalent. Please note that UCAS points cannot be made up of AS levels only. What you will learn You will spend four days a week at college plus one day a week at the University of Hertfordshire. The course covers the following areas: Computers and Applications to Engineering, Engineering Science, Engineering Studies and Skills, Mathematics, Electrical Science and Electronics, Mechanical Science, Individual Project. What you can do next Success in this course leads to a BEng course in one of the following areas Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Technology, Medical Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Potential careers: Aerospace Engineer, Auto Electrician, CAD Draughtsperson, Chemical Engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Engineering Maintenance Technician, Marine Engineer, Materials Engineer/ Scientist, Mechanical Engineer, Motor Vehicle Body Repairer/ReďŹ nisher/ Builder, Motor Vehicle Technician, Nuclear Engineer, Production Engineer, Railway Fitter/ Electrician, Satellite Systems Technician, Security Systems Installer, Telecommunications Technician, Toolmaker, Tyre/Exhaust Fitter, Welder

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What you can do next Upon completion of the 2 year Extended Diploma you can progress onto either a Higher National Certificate, a degree course or into employment.

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Engineering and Motor Vehicle

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Learn to speak English at Oaklands and develop your language skills for the future.

Let Oaklands be your introduction to British Life

Every year we welcome students from over 40 countries on to full-time courses at Oaklands. Our English Language courses are for people for whom English is not their first language 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 parttime courses that are academic, as well as full and part-time English courses. We also offer a 3 week General English Summer Course. To apply for a course at Oaklands College you must complete an application form and an English test, so that we know you have a suitable level of English for your courses. If you are applying for an academic course, we must also see the highest qualification you have from your own country, translated into English.

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English as a Second or Foreign Language

English as a Second or Foreign Language

Visa requirements for Tier 4 are available on the UKBA website www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Visas Opening an bank account Working in the UK Keeping healthy

please contact: Tel: +44 (0)1727 737000 Email: info@oaklands.ac.uk Contact Centre, Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0JA UK

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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English as a Foreign Language

All our English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses are fully accredited by the British Council. Our full-time course is sufficient to apply for a student visa. You will benefit from fully qualified and experienced teachers and will have the opportunity to take the Cambridge English examinations and work toward the IELTS examination, plus Business English.

Cambridge ESOL qualifications, eg. KET, PET, FCE CAE BEC

What you need

What you can do next

An Intermediate level of English (IELTS 4)

Learners may be able to progress onto the English as a Foreign Language 15 hour programme (see opposite page), or onto a vocational programme if appropriate.

Tel: 01727 737000

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

Email: info@oaklands.ac.uk

l English Language: Skills for Life, KET, PET

What you need EU citizens will take an entry test to decide on the most appropriate language course to meet your needs. You may be able to take examinations in:

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 16-18 year olds English Language International Course for 16-18 year olds

For further information on any of our intensive 15 hours per week EFL courses please contact us on:

IELTS – key to University entrance

Website: www.oaklands.ac.uk

Non-EU citizens will need a recognised qualification in order to get a Tier 4 visa.

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English as a Second or Foreign Language

English as a Second or Foreign Language

Contact us on:

Tel: 01727 737000 Email: info@oaklands.ac.uk Website: www.oaklands.ac.uk

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

Our Equine Studies & Horse Management students have an average achievement rate of 91%

Gallop towards your future

Who’ll be teaching me?

The Equestrian Department prides itself on producing quality learners who are highly trained, motivated and are able to progress into employment or onto Higher Education.

The teaching team are highly qualified and possess a wealth of knowledge in this rewarding and challenging field, including competition and industrial experience. The team includes a BSJA accredited coach, veterinary surgeon and producer of HOYS champions.

We are an established examination centre for the British Horse Society as well as an approved ‘Where to Train’ Centre and competition venue. We were accredited as an official training ground for London 2012. Our Centre regularly holds unaffiliated and affiliated Show Jumping, Dressage and Riding Club competitions which our students are encouraged to take part in. We have excellent onsite facilities at our Equestrian Centre which include: l Modern stabling for up to 30 horses l A solarium and horse walker l A range of horses available for learners l Indoor and outdoor areas

Come along to one of our open evenings at St Albans Campus to meet the team and find out more (see page7).

Level

Course Progression C&G Certificatein Landbased Studies – Equine

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C&G L2 Diploma in Horse Care

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C&G Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management

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l Extensive paddocks, grazing areas and a four mile hacking track l A wide selection of show jumps and cross-country fences More details about our facilities, staff and horses can be found at www.oaklands.ac.uk/specialist-centres/ equestrian-centre.aspx

Equine Studies & Horse Management

Equine Studies & Horse Management

C&G Extended Diploma in Horse Management

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Foundation Degree in Equine Performance and Management

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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City & Guilds Certificate in Land Based Studies – Equine Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above. This course is suitable if you have some experience with horses and wish to learn more about horse care. Experience and suitability for the course will be discussed at interview. What you will learn The course consists of the following: Safe and Effective Working Practices, Develop Performance in Land Based Industries, Industrial experience in Horse-based Industries, Assist with the Handling and Restraint of Horses, Assist with the Exercise of Horses, Assist with the Preparation for Exercise and Aftercare of the Horse and Maintain the Health of Horses. These units will include health and safety, the correct use of personal protective equipment, working individually and as part of a team and reviewing performance and target setting, Signs of good and ill health in the horse, checking for injury, preparing for work, restraining horses, exercising horses, mucking out, grooming, applying horse clothing and tack, handling the horse and safe working with and around horses.

C&G L2 Diploma in Horse Care Level

2

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above including English, Maths and Science or equivalent, plus relevant experience in the equine industry. What you will learn The L2 Diploma includes the following units: Work related experience in the horse industry , Principles of feeding and watering, Routine stable duties, Horse handling, Caring for competition horses, Riding horses, Principles of horse biology. Other areas of study include Functional Skills and British Horse Society Qualifications such as the BHS Riding and Road Safety certificate. What you can do next Students successfully completing the L2 Diploma may be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management. For those going into employment, the aim of the course is to produce competent professionals who can work on a yard or within a commercial equine business.

C&G Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management Level 3

Level

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Five GCSEs at C grade or above including English, Maths and Science or successful completion of a Level 2 Horse Care course with Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.

What you will learn The course consists of a total of 6 units from the following: Riding and Exercising Horses*, Stable and Yard Management*, Animal Feeding, Preparing Horses for Presentation, Anatomy & Physiology, Riding Horses over Fences. * These units have significant practical content and assessment.

What you will learn This qualification comprises of 18 units including: Stable & Yard Management, Work Related Experience, Event Management, Equine Fitness and Training, Equitation Practical, Riding and Training on the Flat, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Equestrian Teaching, Anatomy & Physiology, Breeding and Genetics, Nutrition, Animal Health, Animal Biology, Horse Behaviour and Welfare, Equitation Theory, Competition Grooming and Riding Horses Over Fences.

Others areas of study include Functional Skills and British Horse Society Qualifications. What you can do next This is a one year programme which can be topped up the following year to an Extended Diploma. The course is suitable if you are looking for a career in the equine industry which could include Yard Supervisor, Rider, Riding Instructor and Groom.

What you can do next On successful completion of this course you may progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care, work towards an Apprenticeship, a part time course (BHS Stage 1), or move into employment. Suitability for each option will be discussed during tutorial and with parents/guardians if they wish.

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What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including Maths, English and Science. You must have successfully completed a Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care with a minimum Merit grade.

Other areas of study include Functional Skills.

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C&G Extended Diploma in Horse Management

Others areas of study include Functional Skills and British Horse Society Qualifications. What you can do next This course is for those looking for a career in the equine industry which could include Yard Supervisor, Rider, Riding Instructor or Groom. Areas could include commercial equestrian centres, competition yards, research, coaching and training, or related business management. Many students use this programme to progress on to a Foundation Degree or Degree in an equine-related subject.

Foundation Degree in Equine Performance and Management Level

4

5 Campus St Albans Campus

Duration Two years Full-time (2 semesters per year)

UCAS Code D422 FdSc/EqPM Institution Code: HERTS H36 Campus Code O (Oaklands)

Two years Part-time (3 semesters per year)

To allow completion within two years the part-time course will run modules through the summer period.

What you need 120 UCAS points (currently under review), this may include appropriate BTEC National Diploma, A level passes or other equivalent qualifications. In addition GCSEs or University of Hertfordshire accepted equivalent Level 2 qualifications in English Language, Mathematics and Science at an appropriate grade must be held. At GCSE this will be a grade C or above. In order to undertake the riding modules in this course, evidence must be supplied to demonstrate riding ability equivalent to the British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 2 riding standard. The evidence should be in the form of a BHS examination certificate. What you will learn The programme is distinctive as it requires students to complete a set period of industry placements which ensures the adequate development of technical and workplace skills. It also examines the science behind many aspects of the industry in addition to vocational skills and knowledge.

Modules that will be studied include: Human and Equine Psychology, Competition Equitation and Facilities Management, Applied Equitation and Sports Coaching, Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology and Equine Health and Treatment.

Equine Studies & Horse Management

Equine Studies & Horse Management

What you can do next This programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to allow progression into your chosen career which could include Assistant Yard Manager, Yard Supervisor, Rider, Riding Instructor or Sales. Successful completion will also allow progression to a full Honours Degree in Equine Performance or related subject. How to Apply Applications should be made via UCAS to the University of Hertfordshire.

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Do you have an eye for detail and an inquisitive nature? Put this together with a passion for science and Forensic Science could be the right choice for you.

Did you know? The study of fingerprints is called Dactylography

Forensic Science

Forensic Science Open your mind and apply the broad spectrum of sciences to problem solving.

Applied Science is the science of applying knowledge from one or more natural scientific fields to practical problems, while Forensic Science is the application of science to the law. Forensic Science is a broad field that encompasses many types of forensic scientists. Forensic anthropologists study bones; forensic pathologists examine bodies and look for clues while performing autopsies; and forensic psychologists and psychiatrists investigate the criminal mind and assist in profiling. The BTEC qualifications in Applied Sciences and Forensic Science have been developed in the areas of laboratory and industrial science. They provide a work-related course of study that covers the knowledge and practical skills required in the sector. The Level 3 Extended Diploma programme is equivalent to 3 A Levels and can lead to direct entry to university. In 2012 70% of our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forensic Science students progressed onto Higher Education to study degrees ranging from Psychology and Criminology to Forensic Science, while a further 10% went onto Laboratory Research apprenticeships. Previous students have also gone on to study Paramedic Science or have joined the Police Service.

Our students have the opportunity to visit the QE2 Pathology Labs, Clink Prison Museum, the Freud Museum and a selection of universities. Future activities include visits to a forensic photography laboratory, St Albans Law Courts and a forensic psychology conference.

Who’ll be teaching me? You will be taught by experienced, qualified lecturers whose areas of expertise include law, science, psychology and photography. Come along to one of our open evenings at Welwyn Garden City Campus to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

Level

Course Progression

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BTEC L2 Diploma in Applied Science

3

BTEC Extended Diploma in applied Science (Forensics)

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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BTEC L2 Diploma in Applied Science

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensics)

Level 2

Level

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above including GCSE Science or a Distinction at Level 1 if transferring from a vocational qualification. What you will learn This practical course provides a comprehensive introduction into key scientific principles and practices. It is ideal for those looking to develop an understanding of science and progress onto further studies. It also provides technical and employability skills, knowledge and understanding for working in the applied science industry. The course includes modules from the following: Scientific Principles, Science and the World of Work, Chemistry and Applications, Biological Systems, Working in Science, Maths for Science and Forensic Science Applications. What you can do next This course can lead to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensics), other advanced courses or employment in the Applied Science Industry.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science

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What you need Six GCSEs at Grade C or above including Science, Maths and English or a good level of achievement in a science based course such as the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science. If you are progressing directly from the BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science and do not have the required GCSEs at Grade C, you will be required to study for these alongside the Extended Diploma.

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

Did you know ? Bare footprints and palm prints are unique to the individual in just the same way as fingerprints are.

What you will learn This course applies scientific principles for use in the forensic field. It is equivalent to three A levels and will include several units covering Laboratory Practice, the Scientific Method, Scientific Principles, Maths for Science and the Application of Chemistry and Biology in Forensic Applications. In addition, a wide range of forensic specialisms will be studied – Criminology, Psychology, Photography and ICT, Criminal and Accident Investigations – so that you can explore the range of related subject matter in the field.

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

Successfully completing a Health & Social Care course opens up numerous career opportunities

Do you have the desire to make a difference?

Who’ll be teaching me?

Health & Social Care is a growing vocational profession. A career in Care is one of the most rewarding, providing tremendous personal and career satisfaction. Choosing a career in Health, Social Care and Counselling opens a world of opportunities both within the UK and abroad. Health and Social Care providers are among the biggest UK employers. Our courses will provide you with a range of skills and the knowledge needed to work in the Health and Social Care sector.

The Health and Social Care Team are made up of lecturers with both academic and vocational backgrounds in Health and Social Care and related disciplines.

Our dynamic team have a vast amount of vocational and academic experience, and provide excellent support to help learners achieve their goals. The team uses a large variety of teaching strategies to meet everyone’s needs. You will be encouraged to develop your skills and experience, and given all the support to help you progress and meet your career goals. You will undertake supervised work placements enabling you to experience life as a care practitioner. Oaklands has many established contacts with local employers within the Health and Social Care Sector. You will also have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications such as a Youth Award, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Employability Skills, Award in Developing Effective Thinking Skills and an Award in Counselling Skills.

Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Come along to one of our Welwyn Garden City open evenings to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

Level

Course Progression

E

BTEC E3 Certificate in Vocational Studies & Care and Early Years

1

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

2

BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care

3

BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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BTEC Certificate in Vocational Studies and Health & Social Care Level

E

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

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

BTEC L2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Level

1

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need There are no formal course requirements but you must attend an interview and demonstrate your commitment to further study.

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above or an Entry Level qualification and a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check.

What you will learn There are core units in self assessment, career progression, IT use and working as part of a group. You will then have the opportunity to specialise in Business and ICT, Health and Social Care or Sport. In addition, you will achieve functional skills qualifications in English and Maths. You will also achieve an additional qualification in employability skills. You will have a weekly tutorial session as part of your course which will be tailored to track, support and monitor your individual progress.

What you will learn You will study a number of units including Communication, Safeguarding, and Creative activities for children. What you can do next This course can lead to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, Certificate in Childcare and Education or to employment in the health and care sector.

What you can do next As the year progresses, you will work with your personal tutor to determine a suitable course to progress on to. You may also wish to enter employment directly and the qualifications achieved on this course will aid job applications.

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Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above, or the BTEC Introductory Diploma (or equivalent) preferably at Merit level, or related work experience and a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check. What you will learn This course provides the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work within a care setting. You will study eight units in total including: Communication Skills, Individual Rights, Individual Needs, and Human Lifespan Development. You will gain vocational experience through a supervised work placement in a variety of Health and Social Care settings. You will also complete a qualification in Functional Skills. What you can do next Successful completion of the course will provide good grounding to progress onto the BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care, Diploma in Childcare and Education or to employment in the Care or Early Years sector.

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Contact Centre: 01727 737000

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www.oaklands.ac.uk

BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care

BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Level 3

Level 3

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including Maths, English and Science, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or related subject, appropriate work experience and a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check. What you will learn Core units of study include: Developing Effective Communication, Equality, Diversity and Rights, Health, Safety and Security, Development through the life stages, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, Personal and Professional Development, Sociological and Psychological perspectives for Health and Social Care. Specialist units of study may include: Physiological Disorders, Research Methodology, Values and Planning in Social Care and Coping with Change in a Health and Social Care context. You will also work towards a Functional Skills qualification.

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you can do next This course can lead onto higher education or you can go straight into employment in registered care homes, hospitals or in the community as a Senior Care Worker of Health Care Assistant.

Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including Maths, English and Science or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, appropriate work experience and a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check. What you will learn Core units of study include: Developing Effective Communication, Equality, Diversity and Rights, Health, Safety and Security, Development through the Life Stages, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, Personal and Professional Development and Sociological and Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care. There will also be a range of specialist units to study. You will also work towards a functional skills qualification. What you can do next Progression could lead into employment in a hospital, local clinic, primary care trust, residential home or day centre, where you might take professional body examinations or complete NVQs. Alternatively, you could continue onto a higher education programme in Nursing, Midwifery or Social Work.

...Physiotherapist, Play Therapist, Radiographer, Care Home Manager, Childminder, Counsellor, Health Psychologist, Probation Officer, Social Worker, Substance Misuse Worker, Youth and Community Worker To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Our Greenkeeping and Horticulture students achieved a 96% pass rate

Oaklands offer excellent resources for horticultural students, surrounded by historic gardens of some 6 hectares – Oaklands is the perfect setting to let your knowledge grow. Flex your green fingers Oaklands has been involved in horticultural training for 60 years and Greenkeeper training for over 20 years. The campus is set in mature, landscaped gardens with a large range of plant specimens and has a good range of facilities to deliver its courses. As a Greenkeeper Training Committee-approved college to management level, we offer a range of courses for golf greenkeepers, groundspersons and horticulturalists.

Level

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Skills for Working Life – Horticulture

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C&G Certificate in Landbased Studies – Horticulture/Agriculture/ Countryside Management

2

Our students have won the UK Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year four times since the introduction of the award, and horticultural students and staff have won City & Guilds Medals of Excellence for the quality of their work and silver medals at Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows.

Who’ll be teaching me? Our teaching staff come from strong industrial backgrounds. They are well qualified in a range of horticultural specialities as well as having many years of practical experience in the landscape, greenkeeping and horticultural industry. The College has excellent links with the horticultural, golf and sports turf industries.

Course Progression

Lantra Awards L2 Certificate in Landbased Activities

Horticulture, Greenkeeping, Agriculture and Countryside Management

Horticulture, Greenkeeping, Agriculture and Countryside Management

C&G L2 Diploma in Horticulture C&G L2 Diploma in Agriculture C&G L2 Diploma in Countryside Management C&G L2 Diploma in Sport and Amenity Turf Management

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C&G Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture C&G L3 Diploma in Horticulture

Come along to one of our open evenings at St Albans Campus to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

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Skills for Working Life – Horticulture Level

E

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need No entry qualifications, other than a willingness to learn and a desire to work in horticulture. What you will learn This qualification will provide formal skills recognition, including preparation for work, in a variety of vocational areas. It will provide a bridge for progression into general vocational and education qualifications. Assessments will be taken at Entry Level 2/3. Students will choose a vocational area at Entry Level. There will be three units on preparing for work, three units covering personal and social development plus five units including Recognise parts of plants, Fill plant containers, Insert plant material, Control weeds in planted area and Edge up an amenity area. Other areas of study include Functional Skills in English, Maths or Information Technology.

City & Guilds Certificate in Landbased Studies – Horticulture/Agriculture/ Countryside Management Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above or successful completion of an Entry Level 3 qualification and an interest in Horticulture.

What you can do next This course can lead onto a L2 Diploma in Horticulture, Agriculture or Countryside Management.

What you will learn The course is designed to provide you with the basic grounding in Horticulture, including the opportunity to gain the L1 Practical Horticultural Skills. Units include: Safe and Effective Working, Personal Performance, Plant Propagation, Establishment and Maintenance and Lawn Care. Other areas of study include Functional Skills in English, Maths or Information Technology.

Level 2

Duration One term Campus St Albans Campus

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above including Maths, English and Science or successful completion of the L1 Certificate in Landbased Studies.

The course consists of one mandatory unit: Understanding Health and Safety within LandBased Activities and a wide variety of optional units including, but not limited to: Establishing Crops or Plants in Growing Medium, Prepare Feed and Water Supplies for Livestock, Trimmer and Brushcutter Operations, Lambing Techniques – Lambing and Care of the New Born Lamb, Basic Tree Surveying and Inspection. What you can do next This course can lead on to a full L2 Diploma in Horticulture, Agriculture or Countryside Management.

Greenkeeping

Horticulture

Countryside Management

Agriculture

The St Albans Campus provides excellent resources for horticulture students. The campus is surrounded by historic gardens which contain many garden features including an arboretum, poly-tunnels, walled garden and alpine collection.

The campus supports a number of environmental features with several ponds and woodland areas and these are used to develop a variety of estate and habitat management skills.

Agriculture students have access to 800 acres of farmland comprising mixed arable and grassland. Livestock includes 200 ewes, pigs and cattle.

info@oaklands.ac.uk

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City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Agriculture

Level 2

Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Management courses are supported by some excellent practical resources. Golf greens and tees have been built to commercial specification and other features are added as practical work. The sports grounds consist of three football pitches and two rugby pitches. All Greenkeeping courses use the resources extensively.

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Horticulture

Level 2

What you will learn This qualification will encourage you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to develop your career in varied land-based situations under minimal guidance or direction.

What you can do next Progression into suitable employment or onto a Level 1 qualification subject to successful interview.

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Lantra Awards L2 Certificate in Landbased Activities

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above in Maths, English and Science. Successful completion of the City & Guilds Certificate in Land Based Studies – Horticulture/Agriculture/ Countryside Management and relevant practical experience would be an advantage.

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above in Maths, English and Science. Successful completion of the City & Guilds Certificate in Land Based Studies – Horticulture/Agriculture/ Countryside Management and relevant practical experience would be an advantage.

What you will learn This course is aimed at providing you with knowledge of gardening and landscape practices. Units include: Plant Establishment and Maintenance, Hard Landscape Techniques, Landbased Science, Machinery, Health & Safety, Plant Propagation. Other areas of study include Functional Skills in English or Maths.

What you will learn This course is aimed at providing you with knowledge of agricultural practices.

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

Units include: Landbased Science, Machinery, Health & Safety, Plant Propagation, Crop and Animal Husbandry, Habitat Management. Other areas of study include Functional Skills in English, or Information Technology.

Horticulture, Greenkeeping, Agriculture and Countryside Management

Horticulture, Greenkeeping, Agriculture and Countryside Management

What you can do next This course can lead you to employment as a farm worker or estate worker or onto an C&G Level 3 technical qualification.

Cultivate your future To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Countryside Management

City & Guilds Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture

Level 2

Level 2

Level

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above in Maths, English and Science. Successful completion of the City & Guilds Certificate in Land Based Studies – Horticulture/Agriculture/ Countryside Management and relevant practical experience would be an advantage. An interest in the natural environment and conservation is essential. What you will learn This course is aimed at providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to work in the countryside environment. Units include: Landbased Science, Machinery, Health & Safety and Habitat Management. Other areas of study include Functional Skills in English or Maths. What you can do next This course can lead you to employment as a Ranger or Warden or onto a C&G Level 3 technical qualification.

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City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Sport and Amenity Turf Management

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above in Maths, English and Science. Successful completion of the City & Guilds Certificate in Land Based Studies – Horticulture and relevant practical experience would be an advantage. What you will learn Units include: Plant Growth, Principals of Machinery, Health and Safety, Operation of Equipment, Principals of Sports Turf, Maintenance of Golf Facilities. Other areas of study include functional skills in English or Maths and an opportunity to gain Pesticide and Chainsaw qualifications. Visits take place to recognised sporting venues. There will also be an opportunity to take part in TORO Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award. What you can do next After gaining a work placement you could enrol onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Greenkeeping or seek employment as a greenkeeper or groundsperson.

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What you need You will need GCSEs at A to C grade in Maths, English and Science. An Art GSCE would also be an advantage as there is an element of garden design linked to this programme. This is also a good progression route for those students who have sucesssfully completed the level 2 Diploma in Horticulture.

City & Guilds L3 Diploma in Horticulture Level

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Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

What you need You will need GCSEs at A to C grade in Maths, English and Science. An Art GSCE would also be an advantage as there is an element of garden design linked to this programme. This is also a good progression route for those students who have successfully completed the level 2 Diploma in Horticulture.

What you will learn You must complete core units plus the required optional units. Every unit is assessed through written assignments and practical assessments. The course will cover a wide range of subjects including: business management, construction of hard landscape features, garden design, horticultural machinery operations, horticultural science, identification of trees and shrubs, landscape maintenance, ornamental plant production, turf management.

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

What you will learn The course is both practical and academic in nature and its purpose is to provide centre-based provision designed for people who may want to progress further with college education and/or employment in the horticultural sector (e.g. gardener, landscaper, nursery worker, groundsman, golf greenkeeper etc). The course will cover a wide range of subjects including plant and soil science, plant propagation, plant identification, surveying, principles of garden design and planting, establish and maintenance of plants, establishment and maintenance of garden borders and customer care. What you can do next Successful completion can lead to progression into Higher Education or a career in a horticulture trade.

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Horticulture, Greenkeeping, Agriculture and Countryside Management

Horticulture, Greenkeeping, Agriculture and Countryside Management

i Potential careers: Arborist, Conservation Officer Golf Course Manager, Gamekeeper, Greenkeeper, Groundsperson, Hard Landscaper, Head Gardener, Horticulturalist, Landscape Gardener, Nursery Manager, Park Ranger, Plant Manager, Propagator, Site Supervisor, Turfcare Technician To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Are you looking to be the next Jamie Oliver or Heston Blumenthal? Oaklands can offer you a tempting range of courses to get you started on the path to culinary success.

Our Hospitality and Catering students achieve an average success rate of 97%

Food for thought

Who’ll be teaching me?

At Oaklands, we serve up a wide choice of tasty courses for the Hospitality and Catering industry. A full-time course of specialist vocational study could lead you into a career with exciting and challenging prospects, with opportunities at all levels in a dynamic and everchanging industry which currently employs over two million people.

Our Hospitality and Catering department comprises a group of teaching staff with an extensive range of excellent industry experience; including working in Michelin rated establishments, Directors Dining Rooms and five star hotels.

The College offers a wide range of programmes with a variety of qualifications and training to help you succeed in your chosen pathway, from operative to management. You will achieve your qualification by developing and practicing skills, knowledge and understanding within the fully-functioning commercial kitchen and dining facility on site. Students who successfully complete their course are virtually guaranteed a position in this booming industry, at home and abroad. Students work within the kitchens to prepare food and drink for sale to staff, students and members of the public. They are also involved in catering for functions both within and outside the College having undertaken events for Lady Verulam, the Institute of Directors, and the De Havilland Museum. Please note that from August 2013 our Hospitality and Catering courses will be moving to brand new facilities at our St Albans Campus where you will be able to train in our state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant.

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality and Catering

Come along to one of our Alban Park Campus open evenings to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

Level

Course Progression

E

NPTC Skills for Working Life – Catering

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VRQ Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery

2 3

VRQ Diploma

in Professional Cookery

BTEC L3 Diploma in Hospitality VRQ L3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

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Entry Level Certificate for Working Life – Catering Level

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Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

VRQ L1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need No entry qualifications, other than a willingness to learn and an interest in cooking.

What you need Three GCSEs at grade D or above, enthusiasm and a real interest in preparing and cooking food.

What you will learn This qualification will provide formal skills recognition, including preparation for work, within the food preparation and food service areas. It will provide a bridge for progression into general vocational and educational qualifications for students who do not have the confidence or sufficient practical skills to directly access the Level 1 course.

What you will learn This course provides you with basic knowledge and understanding of the catering industry and develops your food preparation and serving skills. Modules include: Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry, Food safety, Health and Safety awareness, Introduction to healthier food and diets, Introduction to kitchen equipment, Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching, steaming, stewing, braising, baking, roasting, grilling and frying, Regeneration of pre-prepared foods and Cold food preparation.

You will learn about the Hospitality and Catering Industry and how to prepare and cook food using the correct tools and equipment. You will also be introduced to the importance of health, safety and hygiene, communication at work and team work. It may also be possible to learn some food service and customer service skills serving food depending on options taken. What you can do next Upon completion of this course you can progress onto a Level 1 Diploma in Hospitality, a Level 1 Introduction to Professional Cookery or another area of study.

You will have the opportunity to complete an NCFE Basic Pastry Level 1 and CIEH Level 2 Food Safety qualification as well as complete a Functional Skills in English or Maths. What you can do next From this course you can progress on to a Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or enter employment as a chef or within food service at operative level.

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VRQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level

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Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

BTEC L3 Diploma in Hospitality Level

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Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need A minimum of three GCSEs at grade D or above and a Level 1 in professional cookery or some practical experience working as a chef in industry. Enthusiasm and a real interest in preparing and cooking food.

What you need You must have a minimum of four GCSEs at A*- C including English or successful completion of a level 2 programme. You should also have a genuine interest in Hospitality and Catering and want to develop your skills in this area.

What you will learn This course is designed for those students who wish to gain a professional grounding in the practical cooking, preparation and serving skills required to become a chef or work in a self-service restaurant. You will learn about ingredients in finer detail and cover a wider range of skills needed to become a professional chef.

What you will learn This course will give you a sound understanding of the Hospitality and Catering business and the skills required to make a successful career in this area. The course is designed to lead towards entering Higher Education or industry training at supervisory or management level.

Modules include: Investigate the Catering and Hospitality Industry, Food Safety in Catering, Health and Safety in Catering and Hospitality, Healthier foods and special diets, Catering operations, Costs and menu planning, Applying workplace skills, Prepare and cook stocks, soups and sauces, Prepare and cook fruit and vegetables., Prepare and cook meat and offal, Prepare and cook poultry, Prepare and cook fish and shellfish, Prepare and cook rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes, Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings, Produce pasta products. What you can do next You could enter employment as a chef or continue to further study on the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery or Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Cookery or other Level 3 course.

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Units include: The Hospitality Industry, Providing Customer Service, Food and Beverage Service, Principles of Food Safety, Contemporary World Food, Principles of Supervising Customer Service, Accommodation Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Planning and Running an Event. This course provides a general introduction to the operative levels of hospitality and catering, building later in the year to give students learning and experience in supervisory management. You will undertake real work experience in the College’s Cafe and through links with employers for a minimum of two weeks each year. Your studies will also include at least one Functional Skill each year in English, Maths or IT. What you can do next Successful completion could be a stepping stone to a degree in Hospitality or associated fields. It could lead also to employment at supervisory or management level within the hospitality industry.

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality and Catering

VRQ L3 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level

3

Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

What you need If you are serious about a career in catering, the Level 3 VRQ is the industry-preferred course and will develop your skills and knowledge to an advanced level and prepare you for work in this vibrant and customer-orientated industry. You may have recently achieved your VRQ Level 2 or already be working as a chef and looking to gain a formal qualification. Either way, you will be passionate about catering and hungry for success. What you will learn Our course will teach you the most important and up-to-date skills and techniques you need for employment or career progression in the catering and hospitality industry. Units include: Supervising food safety for catering, Supervising health and safety in the hospitality industry, Supervisory skills in the hospitality industry, Gastronomy and food culture, Sourcing produce for the professional kitchen, Food product development, Advanced

skills and techniques in producing vegetable and vegetarian dishes, Advanced skills and techniques in producing meat dishes, Advanced skills and techniques in producing poultry and game dishes, Advanced skills and techniques in producing fish and shellfish dishes, Advanced skills and techniques in producing patisserie and fermented products, Advanced skills and techniques in producing desserts, petits fours and decorative products What you can do next Students who successfully complete this course can gain employment in Michelin starred restaurants, high class hotels, commercial catering, research and leisure services or enter higher education.

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Potential careers: Butler, Catering/Restaurant Manager, Chef, Conference and Banqueting Assistant/ Manager, Hotel Manager, Hotel Receptionist, Housekeeper, Kitchen Assistant/Porter, Kitchen Supervisor/Manager, Sommelier/Wine Waiter, Waiter/Waitress To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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If you’ve been unable to go to college before, Oaklands can help. We offer courses that will help you get on in life, or get ready for work.

Learning for Living and Work

Learning for Living and Work Start the journey with Oaklands today

Realise your potential

Level We provide a variety of full-time courses from Entry Level through to Level 2 and are able to meet the needs of students with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities. These courses aim to help students become more independent at home, in the community and/or prepare for employment.

Course Progression

PE

Supported Learning – Young Persons Course/Foundation Learning/Focus/Encounters/ Core Skills

E1

Transition to College

E1 E3

Landmark Programme

The quality of our courses encourages many students to travel from neighbouring counties and North London.

E1 E3

Learning for Living Programme incorporating Learning for Independence, Moving On and Next Steps

Who’ll be teaching me?

E1 L1

Individual Supported Learning

Our staff have many years of experience in developing skills for our students in living and work. Students will find that they are well supported by friendly and approachable staff and will thrive in the learning environment at Oaklands.

E2 E3 L1

Learning for Work incorporating Skills for Living and Work, First Steps to Work and Ready for Work

Courses are based at the St Albans Campus and Welwyn Garden City Campus. Provision for students with high support needs is based at our Springfield Centre at St Albans Campus.

Come along to one of our St Albans Campus open evenings to find out more or call 01727 737198 to arrange a visit. Please note that visits to Springfield are available on an individual basis and are not part of the open evenings. Please contact the Head of Department on 01727 737780 to arrange an appointment.

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Supported Learning – Young Persons Course/Foundation Learning/Focus/Encounters/Core Skills Level PE

Level

Duration Two to Three years (subject to review)

What you need For young adults from 19-22 who have either a profound and complex or severe learning difficulty or disability and who may or may not require additional medical support in order to access the 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. The course is intended for students who need a supportive programme in a setting which offers high levels of staff support before possibly moving on to another Entry Level programme. What you will learn Within the Young Persons programme, we will work with you to develop a learning plan that helps you move towards your hopes and wishes. Where appropriate, you will be fully involved in all aspects of the target- setting process and in developing a plan that enables you to reach your destination. The Young Persons Programme includes practical-based activities, within real life settings and access to blended learning opportunities such as Multi skills. The Foundation programme will enable you to develop your independence and communication skills, using a variety of assistive technology. Focus, for students whose needs fall within the Autistic Spectrum, will support you to engage with an individual session plan with the emphasis on developing communication and social skills. All students within this group receive 1-1 support upon receipt of adequate funding. Encounters and Core Skills students predominantly require 1-1 support. Your programme will be delivered through sensory means and support you to develop communication strategies at a suitable level, basic independence and functional skills.

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Transition to College

Campus St Albans Campus (Springfield)

The Young Persons Programme could include: learning how to shop for yourself, practical activities, learning to cook for yourself and others, playing team sports and going on a residential holiday, learning about money, running a tuck shop, and learning how to use a computer and interactive whiteboard. There may also be the possibility of doing some supported work experience. Access to multi-skills, RDA horse-riding and Animal Care, Enterprise Scheme and Recycling projects are possible. The Foundation Programme could include: learning to shop for yourself, learning to cook for yourself and others, swimming, interactive media, drama and interactive stories, horse riding, art and craft, sports and gym access within our new facilities. The Focus provision develops your learning programme based on generic routines, accommodating a TEACH approach where appropriate. The programme includes; community access, shopping, cooking, art, music, IT, projects, underpinned by intensive interaction approaches. Encounters and Core Skills programme is developed around auditory and sensory experiences delivered through sensory storytelling and drama, art, music, community access, cookery and hydrotherapy for those for whom it is relevant.

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Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus or Welwyn Garden City (TBC) What you need This course is for students age 16-18 with learning difficulties or disabilities. There are no entry requirements, other than that students are working within Entry level, but need additional support in order to develop self confidence, self advocacy and independent living and social skills. What you will learn This course will offer young people aged 16-18 the opportunity to develop their independent life and social skills within a very supported environment. Students attend five days per week and are supported across the curriculum, both within the classroom and at break and lunchtimes. The group size is a maximum of 8. Much of the course is taught through practical activities. You will have a period of work experience, organised by our Work Experience Co-ordinator. You will be supported in your work placement by a member of learning support staff. You will also work towards nationally recognised awards. What you can do next Options for progression to college, work or in the community will be discussed with you and your parents with support from our Connexions Adviser.

Landmark Programme Level

E1 E3

Duration One to Two years Campus St Albans Campus

Learning for Living and Work

Learning for Living and Work

What you need No entry qualifications, other than a willingness to learn. You should be aged 16–18 on entry. What you will learn This programme is for students with a moderate learning difficulty and is designed to provide additional support through the transition from school to work, or education, training and qualifications in a particular area of work. This is achieved through drawing on college, work experience, home and community resources to teach a wide range of personal, social and vocational skills. Students can follow a wide range of subjects including, Functional Skills, IT, Gardening, Horse Care, Horse Riding, Animal Care, Art, Sport Studies, Construction, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Food Studies. What you can do next On leaving the programme you can progress onto Entry Level 3 or if appropriate, a Level 1 course, employment or a further supported programme. Qualifications include City & Guilds Award and Certificate in Employability and Personal Development and City & Guilds Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT as appropriate.

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Learning for Living Programme incorporating Learning for Independence, Moving On and Next Steps Level

Level

E1 E3

What you need This programme is for young people under the age of 25 with a learning difficulty. What you will learn This programme is designed to extend life skills, including cookery, IT and using local facilities. Numeracy and literacy are built into the programme with the emphasis on the practical application of these skills. Students will have the opportunity to undertake supported work experience. Essential underpinning skills such as assertiveness, working with others and confidence building are included throughout the programme.

What you can do next Progression routes will be discussed with your Group Tutor to ensure you move onto the most appropriate provision for you.

All students will meet with their personal tutor regularly throughout the year where they will receive support to help them make an informed decision about their future.

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Duration One to Three years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need This programme is designed to meet the needs of young adults with a learning difficulty and who are under the age of 24. There are no formal entry requirements.

What you will learn There are a number of routes that students can choose from within a range of related options and subjects. There is a clear focus on developing life skills and vocational opportunities in a range of real life contexts, to enable our students to have greater independence and develop their skills.

What you will learn The programme is designed to develop the skills needed to acquire and keep a job. You will attend college for three days per week and throughout the programme you will develop underpinning life skills such as assertiveness, confidence building and working as part of a team. You will have the opportunity to attend introductory modules in a range of vocational areas and you will also be working towards nationally recognised qualifications including Functional Skills with an emphasis on practical application.

All students will have the opportunity to work towards nationally-recognised qualifications which underpin our curriculum offer. This is developed through a personalised programme. We offer entry qualifications through to Level 1, including qualifications in Functional Skills.

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Level E2 E3 L1

What you need This programme is for students aged 16-24 who have a learning difficulty and/or disability. The programme provides educational, social, personal and work- related skills for the future.

We have a co-ordinator and a travel trainer to support students into work placements and independent travel. In addition we work with a range of partners and family for planning and progression throughout the programme, ensuring that individual students’ aspirations remain the focus of our work.

You will also be encouraged to take part in the Enrichment activities on offer at Welwyn Garden City. Currently these include football, yoga, basketball and dance.

Contact Centre: 01727 737000

E1 L1

Duration Two to Three years (subject to review) Campus St Albans Campus

Duration One to Three years Campus Welwyn Garden City

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Individual Supported Learning

Learning for Work incorporating Skills for Living and Work, First Steps to Work and Ready for Work

Learning for Living and Work

Learning for Living and Work

Work experience forms an integral part of the course and you will receive support in this if you need it. Throughout the course there will be liaison with Connexions, our Transition Worker and our Work Experience Co-ordinator. What you can do next Progression routes will be discussed with your Group Tutor to ensure you move onto the most appropriate provision for you.

To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Whether you want to be on stage or behind the scenes, our courses offer the opportunities to develop your creative skills in an exciting and professional environment.

Our Media, Music and Performing Arts students have an average achievement rate of 95%

Let your creativity shine

Who’ll be teaching me?

Whatever your interest, be it drama, music, dance, digital or film, let a course at Oaklands help you realise your potential. The world of Media, Music and Performing Arts can offer you an exciting future. Study with us and take your first steps towards a career in media production, film making, sound, multimedia and music production or the world of theatre and performance.

The teaching staff on our Media, Music and Performing Arts programmes have a wealth of experience in the industry and will be happy to support you in your career development and learning experience at Oaklands.

Media, Music and Performing Arts is a dynamic and forward thinking department dedicated to expanding the minds, skills and experience of its learners. We offer a range of up-to-the-minute courses making use of the latest technology alongside ageless and enduring skills to help our learners express their ideas and broaden their horizons. Whatever you are considering as your next step, if it includes the desire to express yourself and explore creative ideas then you should come and talk to us. You can work creatively with film and video or as a musician or a music producer. You can grow and explore your ideas as a singer, dancer or actor. Across all of our courses you will be taught by skilled lecturers with a wide range of professional and industry experience and an understanding of what is needed to make sure you reach your goals and develop your skills.

Media, Music and Performing Arts

Media, Music and Performing Arts

Come along to one of our open evenings at Welwyn Garden City Campus to meet the team, check out the facilities and find out more (see page 7).

Level

Course Progression BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

2

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology BTEC Extended Diploma in Music BTEC Extended Diploma in Media (Television and Film) HNC/HND Music (P/T)

4

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Foundation Degree in Media Production

Our state-of-the-art music and media suites feature industry standard hardware and software. From the latest video and digital imaging software, to music technology, to bringing scripts to life, developing as a musician or devising and performing your own play or musical, you are sure to find a course that’ll broaden your understanding of the world and give you a whole new perspective alongside that chance to let your creativity shine.

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BTEC L2 Diploma in Media Level

2

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above. It would be preferable for you to have at least a grade D in Maths and English. You should have a keen interest in Media Production and the ability to communicate well in written and spoken English. What you will learn You will learn about a range of media industries, which will include the study of Film, TV, Magazines and Newspapers. This will enable you to develop some of the skills required to work in these industries. You will learn to research, plan and produce media products as part of a creative team using digital non-linear video and IT software. You will improve your ability to work independently and as part of a team when you learn production skills while increasing your ability to communicate and to use IT and numerical skills. Your portfolio of work is assessed as you complete it and together with a final major project determines your grade as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Integrated within your BTEC course you will be working towards a Functional Skills qualification in either English, Maths or ICT. What you can do next Successful completion of this course leads to a qualification equal to 4 GCSEs that you can take out to work or you could progress onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Production.

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BTEC L2 Diploma in Music Level

2

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

BTEC L2 Diploma in Performing Arts Level

2

Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above. It would be preferable for you to have at least a grade D in Maths and English. Applicants should have a keen interest in Music Performance and Production.

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above; however consideration will be given to candidates performing a successful audition. It would be preferable for you to have at least a grade D in Maths and English.

What you will learn You will learn the skills needed to work in the music industry and work with other students to write and perform music. Students choose to specialise in either music technology or music performance. Understanding Music, Composing and Production are some of the areas studied. You will learn to work as part of a team taking part in performance and recording sessions.

What you will learn This course provides a wide-ranging introduction to the world of the performing arts. You will study acting, dance and singing and make use of the skills you develop in a series of large-scale public performances across the year. The emphasis is on working as a professional theatre company. You will take responsibility for all aspects of your performances including costume, make-up, lighting and sound. You will perform to a variety of audiences both in college and outside. There will also be theatre trips and other exciting activities.

Your ability to learn will be improved by the amount of independent learning structured into the course and you will be expected to spend additional hours either practising with your band or taking part in recording sessions. Integrated within your BTEC course you will be working towards a Functional Skills qualification in either English, Maths or ICT. What you can do next Successful completion of this course leads to a qualification equal to 4 GCSEs that you can take out to work or you could progress onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music or Music Technology.

On the academic side you will be encouraged to explore the theory behind your practical work and you’ll study the Performing Arts Business so that you know how to use your practical skills in the real world. You will also be following an embedded course of Functional Skills English, a GCSE equivalent qualification that will develop your general skills with the language. Overall, the course is perfect for anyone with a desire to perform and a burning desire to get better at it. What you can do next Successful completion of this course leads to a qualification equal to 4 GCSEs that you can take out to work or you could progress onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Production Level 3 Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including English and Maths, or a BTEC First Diploma. You should also have a serious interest in Media. What you will learn This course includes all or some of the following: Video ProgrammeMaking (Factual and Drama), Shooting and Editing Techniques, Experimental/Video Installation Work, Film Studies, Developing a small business in the media industries, Video production for interactive media, Music video production, Corporate and promotional programme production, Social Action and Community Work and Professional Practice. Stop motion, Animation production. Work experience is encouraged and there will be opportunities to manage productions that may include working with internal and external clients to produce professional products.

As part of the course you will have the chance to gain experience working with other students as part of ‘SHAKE IT’ films, the media students’ commercial production company. You will also develop skills in production planning, research methods, pitching and presentation, scriptwriting and working as part of production teams where you will be assigned a range of professional roles, for example Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor throughout the two-year course. International visits are an important part of the course. Recent trips

have included Venice, Prague and New York, where students had the opportunity to attend sessions at the New York Film Academy.

Media, Music and Performing Arts

Media, Music and Performing Arts

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

Media Fulfill your creativity by preparing for a career in the Media Industry. Whether you want to work in television, film, radio or interactive media, we can help to give you the skills to progress.

Our media students run their own media production company “Shakeit Films” which provides students with the opportunity to work with clients to produce films in a professional environment.

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Music

BTEC Extended Diploma In Music Technology

Level 3

Level

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including English and Maths (with Music being beneficial) or a BTEC First Diploma in Music. You will also be required to audition on your first instrument. What you will learn This is a broad-based “popular” Music course with joint focus on both practical and academic elements.

There are a number of performance orientated sessions including Ensemble (band studies), Performance Techniques (instrumental studies), Popular Music in Practice (performing genres and styles) and Singing Techniques. More academic based subjects include Music Theory, Music Industry Studies, Social and Contextual references alongside combination subjects including Composition, Arranging and Song-writing. You will spend time preparing materials and rehearsing both individually and as a member of a group on your instrument as well as researching your subject, writing reports and essays, presenting your findings and keeping a practice and development journal.

Integrated within your BTEC course you will be working towards a Functional Skills qualification in Maths, English or ICT. As well as your formal studies, the department offers an exceptional enrichment programme providing learners with numerous performance opportunities at various venues. What you can do next You can progress to study at Foundation or Degree level. Students completing this course may also choose to seek employment in several related fields within the music industry.

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What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including English and Maths (with Music being beneficial), or a BTEC First Diploma in Music. You will also be asked to provide any examples of your current work; these include mixes, sampling, sequencing and programming.

What you will learn This is a specialised music course with a joint focus on both practical and academic elements. There are a number of technological orientated sessions including the study of Audio Engineering, Computer Software Systems, “Live” Sound and Studio Production in a recording studio environment. More academic based subjects include Music Theory, Music Industry Studies, Social and Contextual references alongside combination subjects including Listening Skills, Technology in Performance and Multi-Media practices such as Music and Sound for the Moving Image. You will spend time creating audio for computer games, movie clips and recording musicians as well as researching your subject, writing reports and essays and presenting your findings.

Integrated within your course you will be working towards a Functional Skills qualification in Maths, English or ICT per year. As well as your formal studies, the department offers an exceptional enrichment programme providing learners with numerous opportunities to advance their skills including DJ workshops, production collectives and performances.

Media, Music and Performing Arts

Media, Music and Performing Arts

What you can do next This course can lead to further study at Foundation or Degree Level. Students completing this course may also choose to seek employment in several related fields within the music industry.

Music and Music Technology We offer a range of dynamic courses that cover both music performance and production. At level 3 students can choose to specialise in either a Music Practice or Music Technology pathway, while the level 2 course provides students with an introduction that covers aspects of both production and performance.

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Music practice students will develop their playing ability on their chosen instrument, gain experience performing live at College & at external venues as well as recording their compositions and performances. Music Technology students will gain experience in sound engineering and learn production skills using

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our music facilities which include a recording studio, rehearsal rooms and i-mac computers with industry standard music software (pro tools & Logic). Students interested in the Music Practice pathway must audition on their chosen instrument as part of the interview process.

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

HNC/HND in Music

Level 3

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Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above normally including English and Maths and a genuine enthusiasm for all aspects of Performing Arts. What you will learn This course provides a wide-ranging opportunity to apply and expand your skills in the performing arts. Across two years and eighteen units you will study acting, dancing and singing and make use of the skills you develop in a series of exciting, large-scale public performances (at least one per term). You will work from scripts as well as devising your own performances, fusing song, dance, acting and your imagination in a celebration of your potential and the diversity of talent in your company. The emphasis is on working as a professional theatre company. You will take responsibility for all aspects of your performances including costume, make-up, lighting and sound. You will perform to a variety of audiences both in college and outside.

Last year we mounted a full-scale production of Thoroughly Modern Millie at Campus West Theatre in Welwyn. Previous shows have included a gala outdoor production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and a series of exciting cabaret evenings. There will also be a week long Residential Visit (2010 - Verona, Italy 2011 - Krakow, Poland 2012 - Berlin, Germany), visiting professionals and much more.

What you can do next This qualification is equivalent to three A levels and can lead to HE at a university or specialist dance/ drama/singing school or you could go straight out into the industry.

On the academic side you will be encouraged to explore the theory behind your practical work and you’ll study the Performing Arts Business so that you know how to use your practical skills in the real world. You will also be following an embedded course of Functional Skills English, a GCSE equivalent qualification that will develop your general skills with the language.

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What you need The HNC requires 120 UCAS points, including two A levels, or equivalent (National Certificate), plus 5 GCSEs including Mathematics, English and ideally Music or Music Technology at grade C or above or equivalent. Prior experience studying either Music or Music Technology is desirable but students with alternative or vocationally relevant Music or Music Technology experience are welcome to apply. The HND requires an HNC in Music/ Music Technology. What you will learn This programme is designed to provide highly relevant, specialised studies utilising industry standard equipment and vocational expertise that will prepare you for a range of potential careers within the Music and Music Technology field. You’ll study a range of modules covering practical Music making and Music Technology and the underlying theoretical concepts, as well as developing skills in communication and broader academic study.

Overall, the course is perfect for anyone with proven skills in the Performing Arts and a burning desire to get better at it.

HNC Modules include: Music In Context, Composing for Film & Television, Creative Arts Research Skills, Applied Music Production Techniques, Project Design Implementation & Evaluation.

Performing Arts Whether you want to be on stage or behind the scenes, our courses offer you opportunities to develop your creative skills in an exciting and professional environment. A passion for Performing Arts is essential as you will learn acting, dancing and singing. You are not expected to be an expert in all three but we are looking for students who

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are enthusiastic, willing and ready to develop and improve. Our courses are run on the ‘Theatre Company’ model – You will work with your new group as a theatre company, creating, rehearsing and developing performances. You will do at least three public performances each year.

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The focus is on creating the company spirit and learning how co-operation and collaboration is at the heart of all Performing Arts work.

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HND Modules include: Critical Music Listening, Preparation, Process & Production in the Creative Arts, Composition in Context, Music Performance Skills. What you can do next The HNC/HND prepares you for career development within the Music industry, as well as possible progression to a part-time Honours degree at the University if you’d like to continue your studies.

Foundation Degree in Media Production Level

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Duration Two years Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need 120 UCAS points and English and Maths GCSEs at Grade C or University of Hertfordshire accepted L2 equivalent. What you will learn The emphasis is on digital video production with students completing a range of core subjects and specialist modules in areas such as short film drama, documentary production and graphic design for video. The course has a Work Based Learning focus. We aim to get all students to do some sort of work experience during the course. In addition you will be studying modules in Entrepreneurship and Business Practice which will give you the opportunity to develop yourself as a skilled and competitive individual ready to take on the challenges the industry presents to you. We have strong connections with industry that are continually developing which ensures study is directly relevant to you and your chosen career path.

UCAS Code Route A W283 FdA/MP Institution Code HERTS H36 Campus: O (Oaklands College)

What you can do next You have the option to study for a further year at Hertfordshire University in a relevant discipline and top up to a full honours degree if you achieve high enough grades on the Foundation degree. Alternatively you may seek employment in a range of media industries.

Media, Music and Performing Arts

Media, Music and Performing Arts

How to Apply Applications should be made via UCAS to the University of Hertfordshire.

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Potential Careers: Actor, Choreographer, Musician, Dance, Teacher, Dancer, DJ, Lighting Technician, Musician, Roadie, Singer, Stage Manager, Theatre Director, Wardrobe Assistant, Agent ManagerAnimator, Audio-visual Technician, Boom Operator, Broadcast Engineer, Broadcast Journalist, Music Publisher, Radio Producer, Recording Industry Producer, Sound Engineer, Special Effects Technician, TV/Film Camera Operator, TV/Film Director, TV/Film Editor, TV/Film Floor Manager, TV/Film Producer, TV/Film Production Assistant, TV/Radio Announcer/ Presenter, VT Operator

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Our Public Services courses prepare you for a career in the Uniformed Public Services. You will be encouraged to develop effective leadership skills, improve your fitness and work within a public services ethos.

Public Services

Public Services The public sector is the UK’s largest employer and includes central and local government, the armed forces and the emergency services.

Our Public Services students achieved an average success rate of 93%

Team Spirit

Who’ll be teaching me?

Our Public Services courses cover a variety of subjects that will enable you to demonstrate a full understanding of the skills required in this highly competitive sector. You will also be encouraged to develop effective teamwork and leadership skills which complement the values and standards expected by any of the uniformed services.

The staff on the Public Services Team have diverse backgrounds, most of whom have experience working within the public services, including specialist Sports Tutors. Tutors have strong links with the various professions and you will have opportunities to meet with representatives from the armed and emergency services to discuss your career development.

Our students benefit from an outdoor activity programme including activities such as:

Come along to one of our open evenings at St Albans Campus to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

l rock climbing l kayaking l teambuilding

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Course Progression

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BTEC L1 Diploma in Public Services

l The Imperial War Museum at Duxford

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BTEC L2 Diploma in Public Services

l Rock and River, an outdoor pursuit centre in Lancashire

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed)

and trips to: l Bletchley Park, the home of code breaking

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BTEC L1 Diploma in Public Services Level

1

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above. An interest and required level of fitness and commitment to working in the public services including the Police, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Ambulance or Paramedic Services or the Fire Service. What you will learn The course includes the following modules: Wellbeing and Fitness for Public Service, Public Service Careers, Improving Health and Fitness for Entry into the Uniformed Public Services, Personal Skills for the Public Services, Introduction to Security Work in the Public Services, Practical Teamwork in the Public Service, Public Service Incidents, Assisting the Public, Planning and Participating in an Event, Developing Personal Skills for Leadership, Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work. What you can do next Successful completion prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding for further part time or full time study on a more advanced or specialised training course.

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BTEC L2 Diploma in Public Services Level

BTEC Extended Diploma In Public Services (Uniformed) Level 3

2

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

What you need Four GCSEs at grade D or above, related work experience or a relevant Level 1 course. A willingness to learn the self discipline of Public Services work, motivation, commitment, enthusiasm and to participate in physical activity in college and voluntary activities in your spare time. What you will learn The Level 2 Diploma is a specialist practical and vocational qualification. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course is designed to give you an insight into the practicalities and realities of working within a public service organisation. The course has a range of diverse and challenging topic areas offering an introduction to the skills you will need when working in the public sector.

Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

What you can do next Successful completion prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding for further part time or full time study on a more advanced or specialised training course such as the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services or other Level 3 qualification. With further training or study, students can go into a wide range of public sector occupations in both the uniformed and nonuniformed sectors.

Modules may include: Public Service Skills, Career Planning for the Public Services, Employment in the Uniformed Public Services, Attending Emergency Incidents in the Uniformed Public Services, Improving Health and Fitness for Entry in the Uniformed Public Services, Land Navigation by Map and Compass, Volunteering in Public Services. Students also work towards Functional Skills in either Literacy, Numeracy or ICT.

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Public Services

Public Services

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What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English or a Level 2 Diploma in Public Services. You should have a reasonable level of physical fitness with a willingness to learn the self discipline of public service work, be motivated and have enthusiasm. You will be required to evidence voluntary work within the community. What you will learn Across the two years of the course modules may include: Government, Policies and the Public Services, Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services, Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services, Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services, Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services, International Institutions and Human Rights. Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services, Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions. Crime and its Effects on Society, Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services, Responding to Emergency Service Incidents, Police Powers in the Public Services, Behaviour in Public Sector Employment, Communication and Technology in the Uniformed Public Services, Custodial Care Services, Aspects of the Legal System and Law Making Process, Current and Media Affairs in Public Services, Security Procedures in the Public Services, Exercise, Health and Lifestyle, Land Navigation by Map and Compass.

There are opportunities to gain additional qualifications in Functional Skills. It can offer those students who are unsure of which profession to choose a valuable insight into many alternative career options within the wider public and uniformed services. What you can do next The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services is highly valued by employers and universities. Students can go into a wide range of public sector occupations, the armed and emergency services, voluntary services, community and youth work, the leisure services, private security and local government. Recent students have secured places on degree courses in sociology, crime and psychology, law, outdoor and adventure activities and health and social care.

i Potential careers: Soldier, Coastguard, Detective, Dog Handler, Emergency Services, Control Room Operator, Firefighter, Marines, Navy, Police, Prison Officer, RAF, Security Officer To apply online visit www.oaklands.ac.uk

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Sports Studies

Sports Studies Combine your passion for sport with education to put you on course for a sports career, university or employment.

In pursuit of excellence

At Oaklands we offer a range of courses in this rapidly growing industry with an ever increasing number of exciting employment opportunities. The UK holds many national and international sporting specialisms and the legacy of London 2012 has raised the profile of sport to a new level. In addition, with physical activity and exercise coming to the forefront of the prevention and management of many medical conditions, there is an increasing demand for qualified exercise professionals, including coaches, fitness instructors and facilities operation assistants. To ensure you have the skills and experience necessary to enter or progress in your chosen area of sport, we provide a range of courses in health, fitness and performance. There is also the opportunity to achieve coaching awards alongside your main vocational study. We have recently invested in fantastic new sports facilities including additional pitches and state-of-theart sports hall. We have developed academies with recognised sports clubs to provide an exciting opportunity for aspiring sports men and women to receive professional coaching in addition to studying for a nationally recognised qualification in sport.

Who’ll be teaching me? Our sports department staff are highly qualified with specific industry experience. This includes international athletes, Olympians and elite level national and international coaches. Come along to one of our open evenings at the St Albans Campus to meet the team, check out the new facilities and find out more (see page 7).

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BTEC Certificate in Vocational Studies & Sport

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BTEC Diploma in Sport and Leisure

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BTEC Diploma in Sport CYQ L2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Our partners include: l Arsenal Ladies Football Club

CYG L3 Diploma in Advanced Exercise and Fitness

l St Albans City Football Club l Saracens Rugby Club

VTCT L3 Diploma in the Prevention & Management of Sports Injuries

l Hertfordshire Mavericks l EDSV (in association with Liverpool

International Football Academy)

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HNC/HND Sport and Exercise Science (PT) Foundation Degree in Sports Studies

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Arsenal Ladies FC Elite Education Programme

Levels

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Duration Two years Campus St Albans Campus

St Albans City Youth Development Scheme

The Arsenal Ladies FC Elite Education Programme offers young elite players an opportunity to combine football training and academic studies on a day to day basis. The programme provides players with an opportunity to study a wide range of courses at college whilst having the opportunity to train and play as part of Arsenal Ladies FC.

The academic courses followed are usually the BTEC Extended Diplomas in Sport and Exercise Sciences or Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness. You can do a course which is equivalent to 2 A Levels or the Extended Diploma which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The minimum requirement for these courses is 5 GCSEs grade A-C and an A-C in Maths, English or Science. If you don’t have the required grades, we can also offer you a BTEC First Diploma in Sport. If you want to to study A Levels, we can discuss it with you on an individual basis but cannot guarantee specific courses. The playing pathways in women’s football have recently taken new directions, with the introduction of the FA Women’s Super League and the age categories for the Girls Centre of Excellence being extended from U9s through to U17s. To reflect these changes we have reviewed our academy structure in order to provide the best pathways possible for our players. We look to help support and guide players into higher education if this is the pathway they would like to take.

We base our training at Oaklands College and University of Hertfordshire, where we have access to their performance unit. We also have opportunity to train at the prestigious London Colney Training Ground home to Arsenal FC.

Our staff at the EEP are; Laura Harvey First Team Manager and Director of the Elite Education Programme. John Bayer

Technical Director of ALFC Girls Centre of Excellence.

Emma Byrne EEP Administrator and GK coach (and first team player) and Jayne Ludow Charter Physiotherapists (and first team player).

Potential Careers Advancement within the club will depend on ability.

The Elite Education Programme now offers playing opportunities for our Girls Centre of Excellence U17s team. We have a team entered into the BCS Girls League which runs midweek through the college system. We also have our Reserve Team and First Team that players are aspiring to play for.

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Levels 1

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Duration One to Three Years Campus St Albans Campus

St Albans Football Club has joined forces with Oaklands College to offer the St Albans City Youth Development Scheme.

Sports Studies

Sports Studies

The scheme gives young sportsmen the opportunity to gain a recognised academic qualification whilst fulfilling their sporting potential.

The students have most of their lectures in the morning and football training in the afternoon. In total, the young players will receive 16 hours of coaching per week by St Albans City Football Club approved coaches. The football club closely monitors the progress of each athlete and there will be an opportunity to play in the reserve team and the senior team for players that excel on this course. The students in the scheme will be encouraged to support St Albans City F.C.and will play selected games at Clarence Park when possible. Students will have the opportunity to take a number of additional courses including F.A.coaching badges. Students will also be taught the importance of having academic qualifications when considering a career in football. The coaching course will be delivered by highly qualified coaches who are either UEFA ‘A’ or ‘B’ standard. Functional skills in English, Maths or ICT are also an integral part of the course.

What you need Ability will be assessed at a football trial. Entry requirements for the vocational course can be viewed within the relevant course listing.

What you will learn You will receive football coaching from St Albans City FC approved coaches. You will also study one of the following nationally recognised vocational qualifications along with your coaching: l Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure l BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport l Level 3 BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in

Sport and Exercise Science

l Level 3 BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in

Sport Development Coaching and Fitness

Alternatively, there may be opportunities for students to take a City & Guilds Multi-skills, plumbing, carpentry & electrical certificates, or a Public Services course.

Potential Careers Advancement within the club will depend on ability. For course progression please see individual course listings.

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Oaklands Wolves Rugby Programme In conjunction with the RFU and Saracens Rugby Club Levels 2

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Duration One to two years Campus St Albans Campus

Oaklands is one of the few colleges in the country which is an RFU centre of excellence, and as such, has a formal relationship with a Premiership rugby club. This link provides students with a unique opportunity to get a taste of life as a professional player. Working on a regular basis with coaching staff, players have a fantastic chance to train and play using up to date training and playing strategies used in the top level of the sport.

The Rugby Programme dove-tails with a number of fulltime, sports based, academic courses, allowing student athletes the opportunity to train regularly, play for one of the college rugby teams and study an appropriate post-16 qualification. The rugby teams have an excellent reputation, competing regularly with other colleges linked to Premiership clubs and playing in leagues and cup competitions to ensure regular fixtures. The scheme is also proud to have produced a regular stream of international, divisional and county players over previous years. As part of the programme, students spend part of their time improving their rugby skills on the training field, developing their strength & conditioning and learning about the game. The remainder of their time is spent in lessons as they continue their education. The academic options available include: 3 x A Levels, or a BTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels) in Sport and Exercise Science or Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness. In addition to this students, will undertake further study in Functional Skills (Maths/English/ICT) and additional qualifications to develop their CVs including: Improving Exercise, Health & Nutrition, Principles in Coaching, RFU Rugby Ready, and Referees Courses.

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What you need l Commitment & a huge passion for rugby. l Rugby Ability – will be assessed through a trial. l The correct grades for the academic course which

you choose (see following pages)

Course Content Academic content will depend on the course you apply for. The rugby elements of the programme focus on: core skills, game understanding, game structure, strength development and conditioning improvements.

Potential Careers After college most students continue their education at university, or go into employment. Some elite players have received contracts at Saracens or other clubs – although this depends purely on ability. For further information on the rugby programme please email rugby@oaklands.ac.uk

Success Stories Over the past five years 11 existing students who have completed the Rugby Programme at Oaklands have been offered professional playing contracts with Premiership clubs. Over the past six years we have also had numerous successes with national teams, including: 21 players representing England Colleges, 12 players representing England at U18s and 6 with U20s, and one with Italy U20s.

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Oaklands Netball Programme – In association with Hertfordshire Mavericks Netball Super League Club Levels 2

3

Duration One to two years Campus St Albans Campus

Oaklands College in conjunction with 2011 Super League Champions Hertfordshire Mavericks is delighted to announce the launch of a new and outstanding educational opportunity combining both academic and sporting performance in a high quality educational and sporting environment.

The programme is aimed at talented Netball players aged 16 years and over who are already playing at a good standard committed to improving their netball skills and abilities, while gaining further academic qualifications by studying for A levels or BTEC. The programme is based at the St Albans Campus and will enable players to combine daily netball coaching sessions with their academic studies. The player focused programme will encourage student athletes to improve as individuals and as team players, to develop their game knowledge and understanding and, equally importantly, complete an appropriate academic course of study.

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Sports Studies

Hertfordshire Mavericks are sponsored by the University of Hertfordshire and play all home matches at the University’s Sports Village so there is a direct link with staff at the University for students interested in academic and sporting progression into Higher Education. Players invited into the programme will be able to select from the following academic courses: A Levels - a wide range of subjects are available including PE, Biology & Psychology L3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science L3 BTEC Extended Dip/ Diploma in Sport Development Coaching & Fitness

All netball athletes registered on the programme will be supported by experienced college and academic teaching staff who will work in conjunction with personnel from Hertfordshire Mavericks including Head Coach, Karen Atkinson and Director of Netball, Maggie Jackson.

L3 VTCT Diploma in the Prevention & Management of Sports Injuries (1 year programme)

College staff will supervise the players’ academic studies, strength and conditioning, technical and tactical development. Competitive league and cup programmes will inspire players to live by our core values of teamwork, work ethic, discipline and respect.

CYQ Diploma in Personal Training and Instructing

L2 BTEC First Diploma in Sports Exercise & Fitness (1 year programme)

What you need County standard netball player and or good standard club player. The required number of GCSEs and or equivalent qualifications for the relevant academic course. Successful trial, interview and minimum standards test. For further information please email netball@oaklands.ac.uk or call 01727 737000

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Oaklands Basketball Academy

Levels

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Duration One to three years Campus St Albans Campus

EDSV Football Academy – in association with Liverpool International Football Academy

Oaklands Basketball Academy in conjunction with England Basketball offers the opportunity for basketball players to combine their academic studies with an elite basketball environment. The programme is unique in giving boys and girls the chance to gain a variety of recognised academic qualifications whilst maximising their basketball potential.

We are an accredited Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) institution. The AASE is designed to meet the needs of elite athletes aged 16-18 who wish to continue their sporting career and gain qualifications at the same time. The AASE is not a qualification for simply playing the game. It is notionally a two-year programme where Apprentices receive additional support and guidance for their basketball development and education. All players within the basketball academy will have a programme that covers every aspect of becoming an elite athlete – the weekly programme includes individual skills development, strength and conditioning sessions, sports psychology, lifestyle management, sports nutrition, performance analysis, pre and rehabilitation as well as the normal team training and fixtures. In total, the basketball programme is approximately 20 hours per week alongside academic studies. Each player will have agreed individual targets to develop their game which will be reviewed regularly with the coaching staff.

Throughout the Basketball Academy, the central principle is that the young person’s education comes first and the basketball programme will help the student athlete to become an independent adult with the skills to maximise their potential in life.

What you need Ability will be assessed by the coaching staff at regional tournaments/league games or at three basketball trials during the year. Players can be recommended to the Academy through your school, club coach or regional coach/teacher. Entry requirements for the A Levels and BTEC courses can be viewed alongside the course listing in this course Guide.

What you will learn You will receive the best possible coaching and support services from the Basketball Academy under the direction of Head Coach Michael Ball. In addition you will study one of the following courses:

The Academy team will have regular midweek fixtures against other colleges/academies with teams playing every Wednesday in the England Basketball premier leagues. In addition, the girls compete in the England Basketball women’s National League at the weekend. The players will have the opportunity to train and play against teams from other European countries in order to develop their understanding of the game and to improve language and cultural skills.

l AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting

The players will all gain further qualifications such as basketball coaching, refereeing and officiating, drug awareness and will gain experience coaching and leading primary school players in the Academy development programme. Functional skills in Maths and English are also an integral part of the course.

l BTEC Introductory Diploma in Sport and Leisure

Excellence) – for those of elite level

l A Levels l The Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure l BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Development,

Coaching and Fitness

Levels

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2

3

Duration One to three years Campus St Albans Campus

The EDSV Academy offer the opportunity for boys aged 16-18 years of age to remain in education, whilst following their football dream. We marry a range of academic studies with an extensive training programme to help develop you as a student and as a player. These options include a variety of A Levels, along with all BTEC in Sport courses.

Our coaches work closely to the FA Long Term Development Plan and offer a number benefits to our players. Sport Therapists are on hand twice a week to ensure successful rehabilitation of any injuries. This process is backed up by weekly gym-based sessions with a specialist Strength & Conditioning coach to ensure your physical condition is at optimal levels.

What you need

Our practical sessions are based around technical improvement & tactical awareness. Video analysis of your weekly matches is also used to help improve your understanding for the game and develop your playing ability.

Students accepted onto our course will benefit from the following:

Progression routes within football are also offered to those who show the commitment, attitude and dedication required to achieve at a high level. Players within our set up have already been moved in to NonLeague and a number have been offered opportunities with professional clubs. The EDSV Academy caters for a maximum intake of 20 entrants per year. Students who are looking to become a part of this will be required to pass a sporting trial, along with an educational interview.

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Sports Studies

Entry requirements will depend on which field of study you wish to pursue. Specific requirements can be discussed with the subject tutors in more detail. We prefer students to have played at a minimum of county/district level, or have had experience within a professional set up.

l Professionally planned training timetable l Strength and conditioning coaching l Weekly therapy sessions l Video analysis of weekly matches l Guest coaching from ex-professional footballers l Nutritional advice

For further information please email Chris Watters on chris.watters@oaklands.ac.uk

We strongly believe that a number cap on participants is vital to ensure that a standard is maintained within all areas of the programme.

l BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science l BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport

Potential Careers Advancement within the Academy will depend on your work ethic and willingness to develop your ability. Students have the opportunity to progress on to professional careers, basketball scholarships (USA or UK) or high performing UK universities. For further information please email michael.ball@oaklands.ac.uk

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Oaklands Wolves

Oaklands Wolves

Take the fast lane for Athletics and a measured path to your perfect career. This program will offer students the opportunity to combine our educational program with our sporting program within the discipline of athletics.

Scrum down with your rugby skills whilst scoring a try for your career prospects. This program will offer students the opportunity to combine our educational program with our sporting program within the discipline of women’s rugby.

Athletics Programme

The programme Whilst on this programme you will be enrolled on either a level 2 or level 3 course to suit your academic needs. Our courses include BTEC level 2 First Diploma, BTEC level 3 Sports Science or Development, Coaching and Fitness, or A Levels (availability permitting). For those students not wishing to secure University places but rather employment in the industry, we also offer the CYQ level 2 Gym Instructors Diploma, leading to the CYQ Level 3 in Personal Training Diploma. In addition to the academic provision, athletes will receive a personalised programme which will include conditioning and skill based coaching. To further support our athletes, Physiotherapy provision is included as part of a support package.

Sports Programmes The Oaklands Wolves Sports Programmes allow you to continue your education while following your dream of achieving elite level sport. The unique programmes offered already host a portfolio of sports including; Athletics, Equine, Women’s Rugby, Cricket, Karate, Golf and Tennis.

If your passion is to develop as a sports person then why not do this at the same time as furthering your education and continuing on the healthy road to university or employment?

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Our women’s rugby program is aimed at offering players the opportunity to take advantage of our support services from strength and conditioning, sports therapy to technical skill development. The team will be selected during the summer with squad trials led by our qualified and experienced coaching team. Trials will include physical and technical analysis. With a well-structured competition schedule as part of the National AASE system we aim to not only meet, but raise the standard of the game within women’s college rugby. Student-athletes will be able to train four times per week with lectures fitting around training. Courses on offer include: A-Levels (timetable permitting) BTEC Sports Science BTEC Development, Coaching and Fitness BTEC First Diploma

Combining Education and Elite Sport

Oaklands Wolves Programme will combine strength and conditioning relative to your sport with technical and practical training delivered by an expert. In addition to our supportive programme the team also includes Physiotherapy and Nutritional support. The individual timetable will allow time to combine the studies and the sport requirements.

Being an athlete has been a dream of mine all my life, being part of the Oaklands process allowed me to do what I like and gain a good quality education at the same time. I now work in the fitness industry and still compete.

RFUW AASE Programme

Sports Studies

Sports Studies

Specialist Coaches and Teachers The Oaklands Wolves Sports Programmes is delivered by experts in their field, with Olympic level athletes and nationally recognised coaches delivering the sports elements of the programme. The education is delivered by fully accredited and qualified Oaklands teaching staff.

What next? Our programme will help you get to the ceiling of your ability and this could be Regional, National or even International level competition. You could also progress to University or into direct employment.

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Jordan Warner Former student athlete now a member of Shaftsbury Barnet Harriers What will I learn? Between the ages of 16-19 there has been a long standing trend whereby athletes’ performances drop in standard and “athlete drop out” occurs. Being part of the Wolves Programme will give you the insight, the understanding, and the preparation for life as a full time athlete. Who will be teaching me? For the academic provision, you will be guided and support by experienced, well qualified and motivated teaching staff whose aim is to help you achieve the highest grades to enable further future progression.

What will I learn? Being part of the Wolves team will give you an insight, the understanding, and the preparation for life and sport. Who will be teaching me? For the academic provision, you will be guided and supported by experienced, well qualified and motivated teaching staff who’s aim is for you to achieve the highest grades to enable further future progression. Our rugby provision is delivered by experienced high achieving coaches who have national and international level experience. For advice contact: Advice Centre: 01727 737 080 email: athletes@oaklands.ac.uk

Our Athletic provision is delivered by experienced high achieving coaches who have competed and represented Great Britain from World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. How do I apply? Email the team on athletes@oaklands.ac.uk to arrange an interview.

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Oaklands Wolves

Oaklands Wolves

Oaklands Wolves

Continue the jump in Equine and plot a path to the fitness industry. We offer selected students the chance to combine passion of the Equine industry with practical and theoretical application.

Utilising onsite and external facilities Oaklands is able to provide a stable platform to promote the development and improvement of the technical and tactical skills for aspiring players of tomorrow.

Endorsed by Hertfordshire County Cricket Association

Based at our St Albans Campus, students will be given the opportunity to undertake the combination of the Level Two UK Coaching Certificate – Preliminary Teaching Certificate, CYQ Level Two Certification of Fitness Instruction, Certificate in Personal Training and Oaklands Wolves Sports Programmes. Students will be expected to undertake the combination of equine duties, education and Athletic development 5 days per week.

Utilising expert coaching from lead Hertfordshire county coaches an excellent programme of learning has been devised.

UKCC Equestrian Programme

Golf Programme

One day a week will be free from training so that students have time to go competing; this is an integral component of the programme. Students will also have the opportunity to undertake British Showjumping UKCC Level 2 alongside the British Horse Society’s Preliminary Teachers Certificate. Qualifications The UKCC Equestrian is a stand-alone nationally recognised coaching qualification, approved by Sports Coach UK. As a holder of this qualification you will be able to use it across disciplines assuming you have the necessary technical knowledge. Further information can be found at www.oaklands.ac.uk/specialist- centres/ equestriancentre.aspx The CYQ Level Two Certification of Fitness Instruction is also a standalone qualification allowing students to enter the Fitness Industry. This qualification will allow for mapping onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). This is a compulsory course for those students potentially seeking advancement onto any of CYQ’s Level instructing qualifications. As progression, we will also incorporate, in year two, CYQ’s Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Sessions will include additional Show Jumping training undertaken by highly skilled and qualified British Show Jumping accredited coaches and a BHS Examiner to ensure your personal development while riding. Oaklands will also aid you and assist in developing a competition schedule, allowing you to monitor your development and set appropriate goals. To assist your development as an athlete, you will also undertake athlete screening, fitness and conditioning, nutritional development and have access to sports therapy, by experienced and highly skilled and qualified staff.

The programme consists of a unique blend of: Physical literacy, Psychology, Course strategy and most importantly, “the art of quality practice”. Students will work with the Oaklands coaching team whilst remaining in contact with current coaches to enable gradual progression in skill sets whilst collect evidence supporting adherence and development. Key areas addressed throughout the programme include; putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, irons, fairway woods & driver, recovery shots, ball shaping and flight, psychological/mental toughness and course management The targets for any player involved in the Oaklands programme include; l Becoming a more knowledgeable golfer l A reduction in handicap l Being able to produce ‘quality through in practice’

The programme Whilst on this programme you will be enrolled on either a level 2 or level 3 course to suit your academic needs. Our courses include BTEC level 2 First Diploma, BTEC level 3 Sports Science or Development, Coaching and Fitness, or A Levels (availability permitting). For those students not wishing to secure University places but rather employment in the industry, we also offer the CYQ level 2 Gym Instructors Diploma, leading to the CYQ Level 3 in Personal Training Diploma. In addition to the academic provision, athletes will receive a personalised programme which will include conditioning and skill based coaching. To further support our athletes, Physiotherapy provision is included as part of a support package.

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Cricket Programme

Bat your way to the top while hitting a six for your career prospects. Are you a talented young cricketer with aspirations for elite level cricket? We will develop and coach you towards the highest attainable level. The successful candidates will train 3/5 times a week alongside their education. Player Development Our specialist coaches will be compiling regular reports for the players, this helps towards building an extensive player information database, where players are able to recognise their strengths and areas to improve. Players will be given the opportunity to learn new shots, master current shots, develop new delivery options and many more progression avenues. There will also be tactics and game awareness sessions which will benefit players greatly. Video Analysis In addition, each player is analysed on computer using Video analysis and specialist coaching software, where footage taken on digital camera from nets or matches is transferred onto a laptop and viewed frame by frame, to highlight technical and tactical issues. Strength and Conditioning Using ECB regulations players will partake in cricket specific fitness training, all players will have targets to meet to ensure fitness levels are increased and ideas on how to eat healthier and increase their sporting and educational potential. This provides a perfect platform for player development not only through the game of cricket but in healthy lifestyle choices. Coaching Sessions are led by highly qualified and experienced coaches, the coaching team will aid discovery and look to allow players to reach their full potential. There is the opportunity for special guest coaching sessions from ex international and current players. Our coaches will create individual coaching plans to meet the needs of every player, we will have selection committees and regular player to coach meetings to discuss any issues or ideas that the coaches or players may have.

Competitions Teams will look to be entered into the BUCS leagues as well as Hertfordshire Saracens League as well as twenty20 tournaments, this will give the players a chance to use their skills learnt in the programme in a match situation and the chance to win trophies and promotion into higher leagues. Games will either be in a 50 over format or 20 over format, this gives every type of player a chance to contribute to a team and be match winners. Kit and Clothing Players will receive training and playing kit, when joining the programme players will receive a squad number and this will be put on all playing kit and will be theirs for the duration of the programme. Indoor Facilities During the winter months we will be training at the University of Hertfordshire in their custom made cricket hall with sprung floors and true bounce giving an optimal arena for development. Progression This programme is aimed at talented cricketers who want to continue their studies and develop their cricket talents, this can lead to university options and high quality cricket teams and even professional; contracts with county cricket teams. For advice contact: Advice Centre: 01727 737 080 email: athletes@oaklands.ac.uk

There is limited availability for residential students and their horses. Please contact candice.williams@oaklands.ac.uk or ryan.freckleton@oaklands.ac.uk for further details.

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Tennis Programme

in partnership with Batchwood Tennis There are a number of tennis playing and coaching opportunities at Oaklands College. There is an Academy link with Batchwood High Performance Tennis Centre, St Albans to enable elite players to combine their tennis training with academic pursuits. This includes the AASE Scheme (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) and High Performance Squads. Players of any level wanting to become coaches are also able to gain valuable field experience at the tennis centre and pursue their LTA Coaching Qualifications. Community level players can become involved and combine their tennis studies with community tennis sessions. Director of Tennis, Mandy Franks oversees the playing opportunities and facilitates the tennis links for the college. The programme Whilst on this programme you will be enrolled on either a level 2 or level 3 course to suit your academic needs. Our courses include BTEC level 2 First Diploma, BTEC level 3 Sports Science or Development, Coaching and Fitness, or A Levels (availability permitting). For those students not wishing to secure University places but rather employment in the industry, we also offer the CYQ level 2 Gym Instructors Diploma, leading to the CYQ Level 3 in Personal Training Diploma. In addition to the academic provision, athletes will receive a personalised programme which will include conditioning and skill based coaching. To further support our athletes, Physiotherapy provision is included.

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SPORTS STUDIES COURSE GUIDE

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BTEC Certificate in Vocational Studies & Sport Level

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Duration One year Campus Welwyn Garden City

What you need There are no formal course requirements but you must attend an interview and demonstrate your commitment to further study. What you will learn There are core units in selfassessment, career progression, IT use and working as part of a group. You will then have the opportunity to specialise in Business and ICT, Health and Social Care or Sport. In addition, you will achieve functional skills qualifications in English and Maths and an additional qualification in employability skills. You will have a weekly tutorial session as part of your course which will be tailored to track, support and monitor your individual progress. What you can do next As the year progresses, you will work with your personal tutor to determine a suitable course to progress on to. You may also wish to enter employment directly and the qualifications achieved on this course will aid job applications.

Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure Level

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Duration One Year Campus St Albans

CYQ Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction (including gym instruction)

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport Level 2

Level 2

Duration One Year Campus St Albans

Duration One Year Campus St Albans

What you need Three GCSEs at Grade E or above and a proven interest and willingness to participate in sport.

What you need Four GCSEs at Grade D or above and a proven interest and willingness to participate in sports.

What you need A minimum of two Grade C and two Grade D GCSEs including English and Maths.

What you will learn l Starting to work in sport and leisure l Personal effectiveness l Organising a sport or leisure event l The healthy body

What you will learn The course has two core units: Health, Safety and Injury and the Body in Sport. In addition, you will study four specialist units such as Practical Sport, Psychology for Sports Performance, Nutrition for Sports Performance and Fitness for Sports Performance or progress to CYQ Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction (gym instructor).

What you will learn This qualification is suited to anyone who would like to work in the fitness industry as a Gym Instructor, and includes both Gym Instruction and Circuit Training as well as exercise and fitness for children as the three main practical units.

Functional skills in Maths and English are also an integral part of the course. What you can do next This course can lead to the L2 Diploma in Sport or employment in the sport and leisure industry.

Functional skills in Maths and English are also an integral part of the course. What you can do next Successful students can progress onto a Level 3 course, such as BTEC Extended Diploma in Development, Coaching and Fitness in Sport. This course can also lead to employment in the sport and leisure industry with an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship in sport and recreation.

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Sports Studies

Other units include Health Related Fitness for Children, Nutrition, Customer Service, Health and Safety. Assessment methods include an external multi-choice paper, practical assessments for planning, worksheets, teaching and evaluating sessions and evidence gathering for a final portfolio. Functional skills in Maths and English are also an integral part of the course. What you can do next On successful completion of this course, students can progress to the CYQ Level 3 Diploma or Certificate in Personal Training and Instruction.

Potential careers: Sports Professional, Sports Therapist, Sport and Exercise Scientist, Sports Development OfďŹ cer, Sports Coach, Physiotherapist, Leisure Centre Manager, Leisure Centre Assistant, Outdoor Activities Instructor, Health and Fitness Instructor, Pool/Beach Lifeguard, Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor www.oaklands.ac.uk

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CYQ Diploma in Personal Training and Instructing Level

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Duration One year Campus St Albans

What you need You must have CYQ level 2 Gym Instruction or equivalent. What you will learn The course includes exercise and fitness knowledge, nutrition, fitness testing, plan, deliver and evaluate training in different environments. It also includes Functional Skills in English and Maths. Assessment methods include an external multi-choice paper, case study, practical assessments. What you can do next Once you have successfully completed this course you can become a personal trainer. In addition, many people progress into sports massage or GP referral.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness Level

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Duration Two years Campus St Albans

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English. Although not essential, a Grade C or above in P.E. is desirable. What you will learn The Extended Diploma course is the equivalent of three A Levels. This course offers a blend of sports theory and practical experience that gives students an excellent insight to careers in the sport and leisure industry, such as fitness testing for the general population and elite performer, to the roles within sports development. Students will complete three modules in each term with theory based units such as the Body in Action, Health and Safety and Sports Nutrition and others being more practical such as Practical Team Sports, Training and Fitness and also Sports Coaching. Although this course delivers only 16 hours per week, students will be expected to complete an additional 10 hours per week of self directed study time to keep up with the pace of the course, to be able to submit work on time and at the expected standard.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science Level

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Duration Two years Campus St Albans

What you need Six GCSEs at Grade C or above, normally including Maths, English and Science or P.E. What you will learn The Extended Diploma course is the equivalent of three A Levels. The course provides a solid grounding for students wishing to enter the world of sports science and its associated industries. Units covered on the course include: Anatomy for Sport and Exercise, Psychology of Sport, Exercise, Health and Lifestyle, Practical Sports Performance, Sports Injuries, Sports Massage, Biomechanics, Physiology, Fitness Testing, Practical Sports Coaching and Nutrition for Sport and Exercise. Key/Functional skills in Literacy and Numeracy are also an integral part of the course. What you can do next You can progress onto Higher Education and, due to the diverse nature of this course, students are well suited to continue their studies with degrees in Sport Science, Sports Therapy and Health Sciences.

What you can do next On successful completion of this course, students with good profiles can progress onto university courses such as Coaching Science, Sports Science and Sports Studies as this pathway is equivalent to three A Levels.

VTCT L3 Diploma in the Prevention & Management of Sports Injuries Level

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Duration One year Campus St Albans

What you need Five GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include English, Maths and Science or a relevant Level 3 qualification in Sports Massage Therapy. What you will learn This course is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career within the sports rehabilitation, sports therapy, sports injuries or sports massage therapy industry as well as the fitness industry. The course is a combination of both theory and practical elements. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of Sports Massage Therapy, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Sports Injuries and Injury Management & Rehabilitation Techniques, Emergency First Aid, Fitness Testing, Employment Rights and Responsibilities What you can do next This qualification is endorsed by the Sports Massage Association (SMA) and on successful completion candidates can join the SMA as a Level 3 Massage Practitioner. Students can also progress onto a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation or other VTCT specialist qualification.

HNC/HND Sport and Exercise Science (Part-time) Level

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Foundation Degree in Sports Studies Level

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Duration Two years Campus St Albans

What you need The HNC requires a Level 3 qualification (AS Levels, A2 Levels or BTEC). You will need to achieve 120 UCAS points and have achieved GCSE Grade C or above in Maths, English Language and Single Science or equivalent. Mature students will be assessed on relevant experience. The HND requires an HNC in Sport and Exercise Science. What you will learn This programme is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career in the sports industry or graduate studying sport, recreation, exercise, health or fitness, as well as providing more specialised routes towards health promotion, coaching, sports therapy and sports teaching. It is suitable for mature students currently employed within the industry wishing to work towards gaining an academic qualification. HNC Modules include core modules: Sport and Exercise Psychology, Research Methods, Training and Fitness, with additional modules including Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Well Being, Sports Coaching, Injury Prevention and Treatment, Nutrition for Sport and Exercise and Sport and Exercise Massage. HND Modules include core modules: Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics and Research Project with additional modules including Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation, Work Based Project, and Functional Exercise Physiology and Applied Sports Coaching.

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Duration Two years Campus St Albans UCAS Code C601 FdSc/SpSt Institution Code HERTS H36 Campus Code O (Oaklands College)

What you need A minimum of 120 UCAS points (including one GCSE A Level or equivalent) plus GCSE English, Maths and Single Science at Grade C or above or University of Hertfordshire accepted L2 equivalent. What you will learn Students will study a variety of modules across the two years including sports management, sports coaching, psychology and nutrition, physiology, sports marketing, work based learning, social aspects, sports development, study skills and research techniques. What you can do next At the end of the course you will gain a Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sports Studies and, with the necessary grades, you can progress onto the third year of the Honours Degree (BSc) in Sports Studies. Alternatively students may go into employment. With the required grades from the BSc Honours programme, students may progress onto a teacher qualification. How to Apply Applications should be made via UCAS to the University of Hertfordshire.

What you can do next The HNC / HND prepares you for career development within the sports industry, as well as possible progression to an Honours degree at university depending on grades achieved.

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Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism Open up a world of opportunity If you’re inspired by different cultures and environments then our Travel and Tourism courses may be right up your street.

Did you know? Tourism is the sixth largest industry in Britain and supports over 2 million jobs

Reach for the Skies Travel and tourism is an incredibly exciting and stimulating environment to work in, with career opportunities in all corners of the world. Our courses will empower you with leading-edge information and skills which will help you reach new heights. You will gain in-depth knowledge within this growing industry allowing you to take the next steps in your travel and tourism career, whether it be as a cabin crew member, a travel agent or as a tourism information manager.

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Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism

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Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Who’ll be teaching me? Our tutors have a wealth of experience in the Travel and Tourism sector and use their cultural knowledge and business acumen to help you gain insight into one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Come along to one of our open evenings at St Albans Campus to meet the team and find out more (see page 7).

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L2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism

L3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Level 2

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Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

Duration One year Campus St Albans Campus

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What you need Four GCSEs at grade D or above related work experience or a relevant level 1 course.

What you need Four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or a level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

What you will learn This is a practical and work related course that will give you an overall appreciation of the UK Tourism Industry. You will benefit from developing a wide range of skills and gain sound knowledge which will equip you for a junior role within this exciting industry.

What you will learn The course aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required for entering a career in the Industry or for continuing your studies into Higher Education. It is a broad based course covering a wide range of topics essential to the Tourism industries.

The qualification covers a wide range of topics including tourist attractions, promotion of tourism, how tourists travel in the UK, travel and tourism destinations in the UK, customer service and selling skills, team working and communication and activity tourism. What you can do next On successful completion of the course, you may progress onto the City and Guilds Diploma in Travel and Tourism at level 3 or seek employment in a tourism-related job. Appropriate future career steps may include tour operator work, holiday resort representatives, holiday park staff, visitor attraction staff, or work within the hospitality industry such as hotels and restaurants.

Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism

What you can do next Successful completion will allow you the option to go onto an Extended Diploma if you have an ambition to study Higher Education, or take the route into employment, perhaps through an apprenticeship in this or a related discipline.

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The qualification covers a wide range of topics from tourist destinations, promotion and sales in travel and tourism, tourist guiding, the tourism opportunities available to visitors, being a holiday park host and how to respond to emergencies in tourism destinations. You may also have the opportunity to participate in an external trip (yet to be confirmed) which could incur some cost.

i Potential careers: Travel Agent, Tour Operator, Cabin Crew, Tourism Information guide/manager, Airport ground handling, Resort Representative, Cruise Industry, Airline Customer Services

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Apprenticeships

Earn while you learn

An Apprenticeship is a flexible, work based programme leading to a relevant qualification in your chosen field. It is a unique way of achieving your work and academic goals by combining on the job training with studying part-time.

Work Based Learning and Apprenticeships

Work Based Learning and Apprenticeships

We offer Apprenticeships in the following areas: l Accounting l Business Administration l Horticulture,

Sports Turf, Green Keeping l Engineering l Information Technology l Health and Social Care l Customer Service l Child Care l Hospitality and Catering

i The area of Apprenticeships is constantly changing so, for further information or if the Apprenticeship you are interested in is not listed, please call 01727 737339 or email apprenticeships@oaklands.ac.uk

l Bricklaying l Plumbing l Electrical Installation l Carpentry and Joinery l Laboratory Technician

Work Based Programmes

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Work Based Programmes We offer a range of work based National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) as flexible work-based programmes that could meet your training needs. Hospitality - Level 2

Business Support

l NVQ Certificate in Cleaning & Support Service Skills

l NVQ Certificate in Team Leading – Level 2

l NVQ Certificate in Laundry Operations

l NVQ Certificate in Business and

The flexibility to study and gain qualifications as you work.

Administration – Level 2

l Diploma in Dry Cleaning Operations

l NVQ Diploma in Business and

l Diploma in Food and Beverage Service

Administration – Level 3

l Diploma in Professional Cookery

Work Based Learning and Apprenticeships

Work Based Learning and Apprenticeships

l NVQ Certificate in Management – Level 3

l Diploma in Housekeeping

l NVQ Certificate in Customer Service– Level 2

l Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking

l NVQ Diploma in Customer Service– Level 3

l Diploma in Front Office

l NVQ Diploma in Management – Level 5

l Diploma in Hospitality Services l Diploma in Textile Care Services

Construction and Engineering

l Diploma in Hospitality Supervision

l NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations

(Construction) – Level 2

Health & Social Care

l NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations

l Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)

(Construction) - Level 3

for England – Level 2 l Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England – Level 3 l Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care – Level 5

l NVQ Diploma in Brickwork - Level 2 l NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services –

Plumbing – Level 2 l NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services –

Plumbing – Level 3

Child Care

l NVQ in Electro-Technical Services – Level 3

l Certificate for The Children and Young People’s

l NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing

Workforce – Level 2 l Diploma for The Children and Young People’s Workforce – Level 3 l Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – Level 2 l Diploma In Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools – Level 3 l Diploma in Leadership in Children and Young People’s Services – Level 5

Engineering – Level 3 l NVQ Diploma in Engineering Leadership – Level 4

Horticulture l Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture– Level 2 l Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture– Level 3 l Diploma in Sports Turf Management – Level 2 l Diploma in Sports Turk Management – Level 3 l Diploma in Greenkeeping – Level 2 l Diploma in Greenkeeping – Level 3

i For more information on any of the above training please contact the Enterprise Team on 01727 737 339.

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How to Find Us 3 Welwyn Garden City Campus

New St Albans Campus and a revitalised Welwyn Garden City Campus We know how important having an outstanding learning environment can be in achieving your goals and ensuring you have the best possible learning experience. We have made a multi-million pound investment in our facilities to ensure that when you get to Oaklands you experience state of the art facilities.

1 St Albans Campus Bigger, Brighter, Better Set in a picturesque parkland setting, the St Albans Campus St Albans Campus, combines state of the art teaching Hatfield Road, and learning facilities with the wide St Albans, open countryside space required Hertfordshire for our excellent landbased and AL4 0JA sport curriculum areas. St Albans Campus is approximately one and 01727 737000 a half miles from St Albans station and town centre. There is a pay and display car park in operation.

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Welwyn Garden City Campus, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL8 6AH 01727 737000

We have made significant investment in our Welwyn Campus, building a new facility within our beauty department, installing a new lift, opening up and improving our Learning Resources Centre plus upgrading the IT infrastructure for the entire site.

How to Find Us

How to Find Us

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 London Kings Cross. Car parking facilities are available in the evening at the campus and nearby in the Campus West car park.

2 Alban Park Campus St Albans Alban Park is our training centre for construction, engineering, hospitality and Alban Park Campus, catering. Alban Park, Our Alban Park provision Hatfield Road, (Construction Trades and St Albans, Hospitality & Catering) will Hertfordshire also be relocating to brand new, AL4 0JJ industry standard facilities at 01727 737300 the St Albans Campus in 2013.

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Contact Us Contact Centre 01727 737000 info@oaklands.ac.uk www.oaklands.ac.uk

Visit Us St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0JA

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

Alban Park Campus, Alban Park, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0JJ

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