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Fast forward your Career

Part-time Courses and Apprenticeships January to July 2012


FAST FORWARD YOUR CAREER

Welcome1 Visit us 

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Information, Advice and Guidance

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Fees5 How to Apply

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Our Courses

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Apprenticeships

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Bridging the Gap

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Business and IT

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Care, Health and Childcare

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Career Development

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Construction and the Built Environment

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English and Maths

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Gas, Water and Energy

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Hairdressing and Therapy

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Languages

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Media and Photography

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Teacher Training

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Disclaimer The courses described in our prospectus are those expected to be on offer during the 2011–2012 academic year. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this prospectus. Reading College reserves the right, however, to introduce changes including the addition, withdrawal or restructuring of courses. It is important to note that places on courses are subject to availability, and that the courses themselves may be subject to a viable number of students enrolling. The contents of this prospectus therefore do not form a contractual obligation on Reading College to provide any courses described in it.


1 Reading College courses give people in Reading and Berkshire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in employment. We work closely with employers so we can develop and deliver relevant training and courses for the workplace. We have a wide range of courses for people in different situations, with different interests and at different stages in their career. Some of our students are work ready and on the point of looking for a job – or will be soon with our help. Others are in work already and looking for skills and qualifications that will lead to better jobs or new career options.

Why Reading College? • Reading College specialises in vocational education and training • Courses are designed with employer involvement so qualifications are well regarded by industries • We focus on developing your employability, giving you the skills and attitudes needed in the workplace • Our dedicated teaching staff are experts in their field and bring years of industry experience to the teaching environment • You will develop relevant work skills by learning in well-equipped, industry standard workshops and teaching areas • There is dedicated support at every stage, to help you with your course choice, learning and progression.

If you are a jobseeker, please see the Get that Job Course Guide for relevant courses.

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Visit us Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4HJ Tel: 0118 9554300 Reading College is located at the edge of Reading town centre. The Kings Road campus is easily accessible from surrounding towns like Wokingham, Bracknell, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Newbury, Thatcham, Maidenhead and Slough.

Train There are regular train services into Reading Station from nearby towns and London Paddington. The Kings Road campus is approximately a 10 to 15 minute walk from Reading Station. You’ll find the latest train services and times at www.trainline.com or www.nationalrail.co.uk

Bus Reading Buses and Arriva operate regular services that stop along the Kings Road. Reading Buses Arriva First Group Thames Travel

Routes 13, 14, 17. Routes 800, 850. Route 190. Routes 126, 127.

There is a preferential rate for students on some weekly travel tickets during term-time (including evenings and weekends). The latest times and routes can be found on the bus company websites: www.reading-buses.co.uk, www.arrivabus.co.uk or www.thames-travel.co.uk

Bike There are a large number of bike racks for students wishing to cycle to college.

Visit us

Car Car parking is available to students who live more than four miles from the campus. Parking permits are issued on a first come, first served basis, and spaces are not guaranteed. Special car parking spaces and access are provided for those with disabilities. The college is accessible directly from the A4 or the town centre. Junctions 10 and 11 of the M4 motorway are within easy reach. Further directions can be found on the college website.


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

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Information and Advice

Guidance

You can search and browse courses on our website: reading-college.ac.uk

Our qualified college Progression Advisors are available to guide you with your course decisions. Once you are on your course, they can help you with your plans to progress to the next step, whilst the Reading College Employment Shop advertises a range of vacancies.

You can phone free of charge and speak with an Information and Admissions Advisor: 0800 371 434 Alternatively you can call into the Advice Centre: 8.30am–4.30pm Daily (until 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays) Or, visit us at one of our Open Evenings: Wednesday 8 February 6pm–8.30pm Wednesday 16 May 6pm–8.30pm

Connexions Advisors and Transition Workers can help you make the transition into college, and then help you move into a job when you are ready. Meanwhile Next Step Advisors focus on guiding adult learners about career plans. Advice and guidance for employers is provided by our dedicated Employer Services team. The team offers bespoke support for employers and trainees so the process of training and assessment runs as smoothly as possible.

Information, Advice and Guidance


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

Fees depend on your age, the course you are applying for and your situation. Fee information is correct at the time of printing, but please be advised that government funding of further education courses may change. We ask you to confirm fees when you apply.

16–18 fees

19+ Level 2 and Level 3 Offers

Most courses provided to 16–18 students are FREE.

If you are over 19 and the course you are studying leads to a full Level 2 qualification, and you do not already have a Level 2 qualification (GCSEs or NVQ Level 2), the tuition part of your course is free.

19+ fees If you are over 19, course fees usually apply. Course fees are payable at enrolment (by cash, cheque or credit/debit card) and if your course lasts longer than 14 weeks and costs over £150 you can pay in four instalments.

19+ and learning English or Maths Courses in English and Maths (literacy and numeracy) are FREE. There is a charge for courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), but you will not need to pay for these courses if you are unemployed and taking the course to help you find work.

19+ unemployed If you are unemployed, actively job seeking and attending your course to get a job, the tuition part of your course is usually FREE. Some courses involve exam and material fees which you may be required to pay for. If you are not sure, please ask us.

Fees

If you are aged 19–25 and the course you are studying leads to a full Level 3 qualification, and you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (two A levels or NVQ Level 3), the tuition part of your course is free. Under the Level 2 Offer and Level 3 Offer, you will still need to pay exam and material fees.

Apprenticeships Apprenticeship training costs are met by the employer, not the apprentice. Apprenticeship training is free for your employer if you are under 19. If you are over 19, your training is part-paid by the government and your employer will also need to pay a contribution.

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Apply by post

Apply by phone Advice and Admissions (all applications)

0800 371 434

English and Maths

0118 955 4888

Get that Job

0800 371 434

Apprenticeships

0845 467 6068

Gas and Energy Centre, Wokingham

0118 977 1944

Apply or enrol in person Call into the Advice Centre at the college on Kings Road. Open 8.30am–4.30pm Daily (until 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Download and complete a form from the website. Alternatively you can pick one up from the college, or call and we will post one to you. When completed, send it back to: Admissions Team Reading College Kings Road Reading RG1 4HJ

Interviews Some courses require an interview. This is indicated by an beside the course title. If your course does not require an interview you will be able to enrol straight away.

Proof of identity Apply online Find your course though our website course search function, and complete the online application form. www.reading-college.ac.uk

Please note you will need to provide proof of identity when you enrol. We prefer to see a valid passport, but we also accept: •

Photo driving licence

EU ID card

Prove it card.

If you don’t have any of the above, we will also accept the following documentation: •

Exam certificate

Utility bill

Birth certificate.

How to Apply


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

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for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

Apprenticeships10

Bridging the Gap

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Business and IT

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Care, Health and Childcare

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Career Development

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Construction and the Built Environment

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English and Maths

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Gas, Water and Energy

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Hairdressing and Therapy

40

Languages43

Media and Photography

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Teacher Training

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Apprenticeships If you are over 16 and in employment, an Apprenticeship could be ideal. With flexible start dates, it is a great way to gain qualifications whilst you work.

What’s involved? • A  pprenticeships are well-regarded, nationally recognised learning programmes that combine workplace and college learning. Typically apprentices attend college one day a week • You learn the skills that are needed for your job, as well as English and Maths • Y  our employer and the college work in partnership to deliver the training. Assessment is in the workplace, and by examination • A  pprenticeships are funded by the government. Apprenticeships for employees aged 16–18 are free for the employer, and Apprenticeships for employees over 19 are subsidised • R  eading College offers Apprenticeships at two levels: Level 2 Apprenticeships and Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships • R  eading College Employer Services team work with your employer to take care of the administrative side of your Apprenticeship, so the process works as smoothly as possible.

To apply Either you or your employer can contact us directly and we will arrange to visit your workplace to meet you both. Just phone 0845 467 6068 or text Apprentice to 81400. We have a range of other Apprenticeships starting in September 2012. These include: • Construction and the Built Environment • Electrical Engineering • IT • Motor Vehicle • Plumbing, Gas and Heating • Team Leading


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for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

BUSINESS AND FINANCE Customer Service This Apprenticeship teaches you the skills to provide excellent customer service, and can be applied to a wide range of job roles across many different industries. Good customer service is key to the success of any business or organisation. As an apprentice, you’ll probably work at the front end of an employer’s business activities and regularly assist customers.

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship

To be confirmed

One year

Retail With a young workforce, the UK’s retail sector is vibrant and offers many opportunities for early career progression. From organising displays to learning the crucial aspects of management, the skills gained from these Apprenticeships are transferable to all retail companies. You will also learn how to improve your communication and customer service abilities.

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

5FD WSF AP0R 5FD WSG AP0R

One year One year


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CARE, HEALTH AND CHILDCARE Children and Young People’s Workforce These Apprenticeships are ideal for those wanting to work with children – from birth to 16 year-olds. This could be in a number of settings or services, where the main purpose is children’s care and development. You will also learn how to make sure children are looked after, happy and nourished.

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

5SF CCF AP0R 5ED CCG AP1R

One year One year

Health These Apprenticeships are for people employed in the health sector caring for people with healthcare needs. The aim of these qualifications is to improve and assess your knowledge and skills relating to the health workforce.

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

5CD HEF C00R 5ED CCG AP1R

One year 18 months

Health and Social Care Social care is about helping people with a particular need, such as the disabled, the elderly or people with learning disabilities. As such you could be employed as a healthcare worker in a number of sectors including care homes or hospitals.

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship

5CD HEF D00R

18 months

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools These Apprenticeships are ideal for those wanting to work within an education setting such as primary, secondary or special schools. You must be employed and work alongside the teaching team within a school. You will combine practical hands-on experience with the knowledge required in the sector.

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

5CD HEF F00R 5CD HEG F00R

One year One year


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for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

CATERING AND HOSPITALITY Food and Beverage Service This course has been designed for those who want to work in a restaurant. You will study topics such as customer service, maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, silver service and preparing and serving hot drinks.

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

5CD HPF AP0R 5CD HPG AP0R

One year One year

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

5CD CTF A00R 5CD CTG APIR

One year One year

Professional Cookery You will learn the theory of professional cookery and gain the practical skills and experience necessary to progress in this sector or related areas. Your training at the college will include theory delivered through taught classes, as well practical sessions in our brand new kitchen facilities.


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HAIRDRESSING AND THERAPIES Barbering You will cover both practical and theory aspects of barbering, including how to give client consultations, cut hair, trim and shape facial hair and shampoo and condition hair and scalp. You will also learn how to improve both your communication and retail skills.

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship

5HD HAF CP0R

One year

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

5HD BEF AP0R 5HD BEG AP0R

One year One year

Level

Course code

Duration

Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

5HD HAF A00R One year 5HD HAG BP0R One year

Beauty Therapy These Apprenticeships cover all the treatments you would find available in a salon. As such you will study a number of techniques, including improving facial skin conditions, applying spray tan, shaping and colouring brows and performing hand and foot treatments.

Hairdressing You will learn the theory of hairdressing and gain the practical skills and experience necessary to progress in this industry or related areas. Duties are likely to include booking appointments, dealing with customer enquiries and cutting, shampooing, drying and styling hair.


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

Bridging the Gap This qualification is for people who want to work at the 2012 Olympic Games or pursue a career as a door supervisor. It provides a formal qualification leading to a guaranteed job interview with G4S who are appointing security staff for the 2012 London Games. You will complete four mandatory units: • Working in the private security industry • Working as a door supervisor • Conflict management for the private security industry • Physical intervention skills for the private security industry. The qualification is assessed through assignment work, a set of multiple-choice questions or by a combination of the two. To be considered for working at the Olympic Games you must be at least 18 years old on 1 July 2012. Please note that once you have successfully completed the qualification to work in the security industry, you will need to apply to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to obtain a licence to practise in these areas, though this has been waived for working at the Olympic Games.

Saturday Option 1 Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ Unemployed FEE

5TS SEF B00R

Saturday 9am–5pm 14 January, 21 January, 28 January and 4 February

Flexible

Four weeks

Free

£140

Free

Saturday Option 2 Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ Unemployed FEE

5TD SEF A00R

Saturday 9am–5pm 11 February, 25 February, 3 March and 11 March

Flexible

Four weeks

Free

£140

Free

Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ Unemployed FEE

5TS SEF A00R

Monday to Thursday 9am–5pm 13 February to 16 February

Flexible

Four days

Free

£140

Free

Option 3

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Business and IT AAT Accounting Level 1 Award This course is for people who have an interest in accounting and want to gain an initial qualification. It is an introductory course providing you with the basics of business communication and accountancy, an understanding of the role of accountants in a business, types of documentation that accountants use, ethical behaviour and professionalism within accounting, accounting terminology and skills required for working in accounting. You will need to purchase text books (£20). Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

5BE ACE A01R

Monday 6pm–9pm

9 January 2012

25 weeks

AAT Accounting Level 2 Apprenticeship/Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship – Fast Track The Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Accounting Apprenticeship is suited for those who deal with business accounts on a daily basis and want a qualification to help with their role. Subjects covered range from double entry bookkeeping through to the preparation of draft accounts for sole traders and partnerships, interpretation of accounts, reporting to management, VAT Return, costings and decision making and computerised accounts (SAGE). Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

5BD ACG CP0R

Mondays

9 January 2012

One year

Free

£250

IT User Skills Level 2 Award (ITQ) This course (formally CLAIT+) is for those wanting to gain a recognised qualification in information technology. You will achieve this by successfully completing the following three units: word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint). Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

5IE ITF J01R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm

10 January 2012

25 weeks

Free

£250

Management Level 3 Award This course is for people in a line management or supervisory role who want to improve their knowledge and skills in managing. It is a first stage management qualification that is designed to enable supervisors, team leaders and junior managers to understand and perform their role more effectively whilst being prepared for studying higher level management qualifications. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

5ME MGG D00R 5ME MGG F00R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm Tuesday 6pm–9pm

31 January 2012 17 April 2012

Eight weeks Eight weeks

Free Free

£295 £295


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

Care, Health and Childcare

Courses for professionals in the care, health and childcare sectors These courses are for people who are working in the care, health and childcare settings who wish to gain a qualification that is recognised in the sector. The qualifications take up to 52 weeks to complete and start dates are flexible. Reading College works closely with employers and keeps them involved at every stage. Assessment is carried out in the workplace by our qualified staff and any training needed to fill learning gaps is delivered in the workplace. For more information or to apply, call Employer Services on 0800 467 6068.

CHILDCARE Children and Young People’s Workforce CACHE Level 2 Certificate This course is for people working in an early years setting. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

4ED CCF A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£740

£100

Children and Young People’s Workforce CACHE Level 3 Diploma This course is for people working in an early years setting in a supervisory role. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 3 offer

5ED CCG A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£1,400

£100

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 Certificate This course is for people working in an educational setting supporting a teaching professional. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

4ED TEF A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£740

£100

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CHILDCARE Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools CACHE Level 3 Diploma This course is for people working in an educational setting supporting a teaching professional. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 3 offer

4ED TEG A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£1,400

£100

Playwork NVQ CACHE Level 2 Diploma This course is for people working in an educational setting supporting a teaching professional. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

5ED CCF D01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£740

£100

Playwork NVQ CACHE Level 3 Diploma (QCF) This course is for people working at a supervisory level in breakfast, after school and/or holiday clubs. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 3 offer

5ED CCG D01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£1,400

£100

Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 Diploma – Adult Apprentice (QCF) This is a course for people employed working with children and young people that combines learning at college with learning in the workplace. The qualification develops job specific and more general skills and knowledge. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

5CD HEF IP0R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£400

Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3 Diploma – Adult Apprentice (QCF) This is a course for people employed working with children and young people that combines learning at college with learning in the workplace. The qualification develops job specific and more general skills and knowledge. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

5CD HEG IP0R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£400


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

HEALTH AND CARE Health Level 2 Diploma (QCF) This course is for people working in the health sector. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

5CD HEF A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£740

£100

Health Level 3 Diploma (QCF) This course is for people working in the health sector in a supervisory role. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 3 offer

5CD HEG B01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£1,700

£100

Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma (QCF) This course is for people working in health and social care. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

5CD HEF B01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£740

£100

Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma (QCF) This course is for people working in health and social care in a supervisory role. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 3 offer

5CD HEG A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£1,700

£100

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GETTING INTO CARE, HEALTH AND CHILDCARE Prevention and Control of Infection Level 2 Award This qualification is aimed at those who are working or wish to work in the health sector. The course will focus on the principles of infection, prevention and control, causes and spread of infections, cleaning, decontamination and waste management. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5CD HEF K01R

Various

Flexible

Three weeks

Free

£221

£21

Working in the Health Sector Level 2 Certificate This qualification is aimed at those who are working or wish to work in the health sector. The course will focus on communication skills, equality and diversity, health and safety and people and personal development in the health sector. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5CD HEF L01R

Tuesday and Wednesday Tuesday and Wednesday

10 January 2012

Three weeks

Free

£275

£55

13 March 2012

Three weeks

Free

£275

£55

To be confirmed

Introduction to Childminding This course is a good first step to become a registered child-minder. It will cover various aspects including current legislation, policies and procedures for accidents, behaviour, safeguarding, health and safety and equal opportunities. You will be introduced to ways to market your service, plan your finances and identify sources of support. The course is one unit of the Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce and includes registration and a Paediatric First Aid Certificate. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

5BD CCG A01R

Wednesday 9.30am–4pm

16 May 2012

One week

£275

£275


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

Career Development Career Development

Learn to improve your chances of a successful job application including how to access the ‘hidden’ job market in this one day workshop. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

To be confirmed

Various days, 9am–5pm

Flexible (please enquire for the next start date)

One day

Free

£85

Free

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Construction and the Built Environment Courses for professionals in the construction sector

On-site Assessment and Training Qualifications (OSAT) are for people already working in the construction industry who have at least five years’ relevant experience. The qualifications take up to 52 weeks to complete and you can start at any point that is convenient. The assessment is carried out in the workplace by our qualified staff and any training needed to fill learning gaps is delivered in the workplace. For more information or to apply, call Employer Services on 0800 467 6068.

OSAT Construction Operations NVQ Level 2 Certificate Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

6CA CNF A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£919

£119

Decorative Finishing and Industrial NVQ Level 2 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

6CA PDF A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£881

£81

Decorative Finishing and Industrial NVQ Level 3 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 3 offer

6CA PDG A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£878

£78

Formwork Occupation NVQ Level 2 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

6CA CJF A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£919

£119

Plastering NVQ Level 2 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

6CA PLF A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£919

£119


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

OSAT Trowel Occupations NVQ Level 2 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

6CA BRF A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£881

£81

Trowel Occupations NVQ Level 3 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 3 offer

6CA BRG A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£881

£81

Wood Occupations NVQ Level 2 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

6CA CJF B01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£881

£81

Wood Occupations NVQ Level 3 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 3 offer

6CA CJG A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£881

£81

Woodmachining NVQ Level 2 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 2 offer

6CA CJF C01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£888

£88

Occupational Work Supervision NVQ Level 3 Diploma Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

Level 3 offer

6CA CNG A01R

Various

Flexible

52 weeks

Free

£919

£119

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GETTING INTO CONSTRUCTION Decorating Skills for the Home A course for those wanting to improve their DIY and/or brush up their painting and decorating skills. You will be taught by industry professional and practise in our well-equipped workshops. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

6CE PDE B00R 6CE PDE C00R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm Tuesday 6pm–9pm

6 March 2012 8 May 2012

Five weeks Five weeks

£80 £80

£80 £80

Introduction to Bricklaying Skills This hands-on course is taught in our workshops and delivered through expert tuition. You will construct stretcher bond, English and Flemish garden walls. By the end of the course you will have learned the correct method for mixing and using mortars, and be able to identify different types of walling bonds. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

6CE BRE B00R 6CE BRE C00R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm Tuesday 6pm–9pm

6 March 2012 8 May 2012

Five weeks Five weeks

£160 £160

£160 £160

Introduction to Plastering Skills This course will cover basic plastering skills from render to floating and patching. You will learn the correct method for mixing plasters and renders and be taught how to apply them and cut fix and plaster to angle beads and plasterboards. The course is delivered in our fully equipped workshop through expert tuition. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

6CE PLE B00R 6CE PLE C00R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm Tuesday 6pm–9pm

6 March 2012 8 May 2012

Five weeks Five weeks

£160 £160

£160 £160

Carpentry and Joinery for Your Home (Beginners) This course is course designed to give you the DIY skills to carry out home repairs. You will construct different types of woodwork joints and chop in hinges, locks and letter plates, as well as learn how to use hand tools correctly. The course is delivered in our fully equipped workshops. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

6CE CJE C00R 6CE CJE D00R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm Tuesday 6pm–9pm

6 March 2012 8 May 2012

Five weeks Five weeks

£160 £160

£160 £160


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

English and Maths These courses are for people who would like to become more confident in English and Maths. Students on these courses include those who are seeking to get into work or further study and those who are already in employment and keen to better their career.

What’s involved? • Courses are run in a very flexible way and there is a wide choice of start dates and days and times to fit your schedule • You will work at the level that is right for you and move on to the next level when you are ready • Everybody has an interview and short assessment at the start of their course to help decide their right level • We offer excellent teaching and support with very high pass rates. For more information or to arrange an interview just call 0118 955 4888 or visit the college in person.

ESOL full-time On this course you will study English (ESOL Skills for Life) and develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course is ideal for anyone who needs to improve their English for everyday use and their job. The qualification is recognised by the Home Office for citizenship applications. Course code

Day and time

To be confirmed Flexible (12 hours per week)

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

Flexible

Flexible

Free

Variable

Free

ESOL part-time With these part-time classes taking place in the morning, afternoon and evening, you can start at any time. Course code

Day and time

To be confirmed Flexible (3–9 hours per week)

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

Flexible

Flexible

Free

Variable

Free

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) These courses are for overseas students with intermediate to advanced levels of English and will prepare you for internationally recognised Cambridge examinations (FCE and CAE). Courses cover reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, pronunciation and development of vocabulary. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

To be confirmed To be confirmed

Thursday 6pm–9pm Thursday 6pm–9pm

5 January 2012 19 April 2012

12 weeks 12 weeks

£225 £225

£225 £225

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English and Maths continued IELTS This course is for highly motivated overseas students who want to prepare for the IELTS exam or improve existing IELTS score so that they can go to university, prepare for an Access to HE course or demonstrate a specific level of English to employers. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

2LE EFF K00R 2LE EFF L00R

Tuesday 6.30pm–8.30pm Tuesday 6.30pm–8.30pm

3 January 2012 17 April 2012

12 weeks 12 weeks

£150 £150

£150 £150

English part-time These are FREE courses to improve your English so you can work towards gaining a GCSE equivalent qualification. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

FEES

To be confirmed

Two to six hours per week

Flexible

Flexible

Free

Maths part-time These are FREE courses to improve your English so you can work towards gaining a GCSE equivalent qualification. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

FEES

To be confirmed

Two to six hours per week

Flexible

Flexible

Free


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

Gas, Water and Energy The Reading College Gas and Energy Centre provides specialist gas, water and energy training and assessment for the engineering and building services sectors. The Gas and Energy Centre is a BPEC approved centre staffed by fully qualified training and assessment tutors who can offer advice and support as well as a relaxed environment in which to undertake training and assessment. Courses are designed to update the skills of experienced plumbers, heating engineers and other building and mechanical services industry professionals to ensure that work is carried out to meet all current standards and regulations. Many of the courses on offer are aimed at operatives who work frequently on the categories they are being trained for and only need to update their knowledge and understanding. Courses provide knowledge of the assessment process.

Location Reading College Gas and Energy Centre 11 The Business Centre Molly Millars Lane Wokingham RG41 2QZ The centre is about a 15 minute walk from Wokingham station. Trains run regularly from Reading and Bracknell.

How to apply To apply for any of our courses, just call 0118 977 1944.

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GAS BPEC Gas Foundation This is a structured managed training programme in domestic or commercial gas installation and maintenance for category 2 operatives who hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector, but lack gas training and experience. The programme consists of on-the-job training/experience and off-the-job training in all the skills and knowledge required by a gas engineer. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE R01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

10 days

£905

Domestic Gas Cookers CKR1 – Refresher Training This course will allow you to attain the required standards to enter for assessment as set out by the BPEC Gas Certification Scheme. The appliance range covers free standing and slide in cookers, built in hobs, built-in under-ovens and grill units. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE A01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Five hours

£50

Domestic Gas Cooking Appliances CKR1 – Assessment This gas safety assessment is designed to test your competence in the following areas: install, exchange, disconnect, service, repair and commission domestic cooking appliances. Practical and theoretical competence is assessed. The assessment does not include work on kitchen furniture, extract fans, electrical or building work. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE F01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Five hours

£190


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

GAS Domestic Gas Fires and Wall Heaters HTR1 – Refresher Training This course allows you to attain the required standard to enter for assessment as set out for the recap of ventilation requirements and covers appliance locations, servicing techniques, commissioning requirements and basic fault finding. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE B01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Five hours

£50

Domestic Gas Fires and Wall Heaters HTR1 – Assessment This gas safety assessment is designed to test your competence in the following areas: install, exchange, disconnect, service, repair and commission domestic open, balanced and fan assisted flued gas fires and wall heaters. Both practical and theoretical competence are assessed. The assessment does not include construction work with masonry or bricks on chimneys or electrical work Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE G01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Five hours

£190

Domestic Gas Meters MET2 – Training These training courses have been developed for operatives who work in the service industry and have knowledge and experience of gas installations. Topics covered include introduction to gas safety regulations, testing for soundness and purging, fault finding, pressure and flow combustion, flues and ventilation and pipe work. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE E01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Five hours

£50

Domestic Gas Meters MET2 – Assessment This gas safety assessment is designed to test your competence in the following areas: install and replace meters, adjustment of working pressure, purging meters and pipework. Both practical and theoretical competence are assessed. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE J01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Five hours

£190

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GAS Gas Safety (ACS) CCN1 – Training This course is designed for those who only need to update their knowledge and understanding. It will allow you to attain the required standard to enter for assessment as set out for the BPEC Training Boards Gas Certification Scheme. The course covers safety, legislation and standards, gas safety control, installation of pipework and fittings, combustion of natural gas, ventilation, tightness testing, unsafe situations and gas emergency actions. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSG A01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Two days

£190

Gas Safety (ACS) CCN1 – Assessment The course will allow you to attain the required standard to enter for assessment as set out for the BPEC Gas Certification Scheme. It is designed to test the your gas safety competence in core domestic gas work and covers practical skills, knowledge and understanding. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSX A01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Two days

£410

Gas Safety (ACS) CCN1 – Re-Assessment Training (extra day) This additional training is offered to those who struggle with completing their ACS assessments and will ensure that you are able to complete the course. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSG B01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

To be confirmed

£150

Gas Safety (ACS) CCN1 Only – Re-Assessment Those undertaking the ACS assessment process for the first time must take the initial assessments. When candidates renew their certificates, they can take either the initial or the reassessment option. In every case, you must achieve competence in all areas of the practical and theory assessment. Reassessment is only available for those who hold an in-date ACS certificate at the start date (or an expired date of less than 12 months of the reassessment start date). Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSX B01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Four days

£520


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

GAS Combustion Performance Analysis of Domestic Appliances CPA1 – Training The course covers the latest British Standards 7967 Parts 1, 2 and 3, carbon monoxide in dwellings, training in the use of a gas analyser and printer and appropriate procedures for each type of appliance. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE P01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£50

Combustion Performance Analysis of Domestic Appliances CPA1 – Assessment Work will be carried out on the following range of appliances: open flued, room sealed and flueless. You will be assessed in BS7967 Parts 1, 2 and 3, carbon monoxide in dwellings, CORGI Gas Safety and appliance manufacturer’s instructions. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE P01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£190

Domestic Gas-Central Heating Boilers <60kw CEN1 – Training The course allows you to attain the required standard to enter for assessment as set out for the BPEC Gas Certification Scheme and includes a recap of ventilation requirements, appliance locations, servicing techniques, commissioning requirements and basic fault finding. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE D01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£50

Domestic Gas Cooking Appliances CKR1 – Training The course allows you to attain the required standard to enter for assessment as set out for the BPEC Gas Certification Scheme and includes a recap of ventilation requirements. Appliance locations, servicing techniques, commissioning requirements and basic fault finding. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE A01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£50

Water Regulations The aim of this course is to enable operatives to understand and interpret water supply (Water Fittings) regulations and to comply with the relevant legislation when installing or altering plumbing systems. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD WAE A01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One day

£210

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WATER Unvented Hot Water The course covers relevant legislation, expansion of water, system configuration and advantages, controls and components, design of systems including discharge pipework, commissioning, servicing and fault finding. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD WAE B01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One day

£225

Solar Hot Water A course for operatives who are installing or are about to install solar systems and do not hold a recognised competence certificate. The course covers the background and legislation for solar systems, expansion of water, system configuration and advantages, controls and components, commissioning, servicing and fault finding. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD WAE D01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Two days

£395

Unvented Hot Water – Re-assessment The course covers relevant legislation, expansion of water, system configuration and advantages, controls and components, design of systems including discharge pipework, commissioning, servicing and fault finding. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD WAE C01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£95


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

ENERGY Part L Energy Efficiency (BPEC) It is now law in England and Wales that all replacement gas boilers have to be high-efficiency condensing boilers except in a few special circumstances. Heating installers with professional accreditation may join a self-certification scheme and so avoid having to involve Local Authority Building Control. This qualification is relevant to those people who undertake individual customer-facing roles and who are responsible for advice, design and installation of energy efficient heating and hot water systems. Issued with the Energy Efficiency training pack, you will be expected to work your way through the questions supplied prior to attending the course. Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD EEX A01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One day

£150

ADDITIONAL COURSES CCN1+1 Appliance – Re-assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSX C01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Four days

£615

CCN1+2 Appliance – Re-assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSX D01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Five days

£705

CCN1+3 Appliance – Re-assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSX E01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Five days

£795

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ADDITIONAL COURSES CCN1+4 Appliance – Re-assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSX F01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Five days

£875

Core Commercial Gas Safety COCN1 – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE A02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Two days

£410

Domestic to Commercial Core Changeover CODNCO1 – Training Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE B01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One and a half days

£170

Changeover CODNC01 – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE B02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£250

Indirect Fired Commercial Appliances CIGA1 – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE C01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£90

CIGA1 – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE D01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£210


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

ADDITIONAL COURSES Direct Fired Commercial Appliances CDGA1 – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE D01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£90

CDGA1 – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE D02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£210

Overhead Plaque + Tube Heaters CORT1 – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE E01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£90

CORT1 – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE E02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£210

Tightness Testing and Purging (Small) TPCP1A – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE F01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One day

£160

TPCP1A – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE F02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One day

£210

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ADDITIONAL COURSES Tightness Testing and Purging (Large) TPCP1 – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE G01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One day

£160

TPCP1 – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE G02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One day

£210

First Fix Commercial Pipework Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE H01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One day

£90

Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE H02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£200

Commercial to Domestic Core Changeover COCDN1 – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE I01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One and a half days

£170

COCDN1 – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE I02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

One and a half days

£260


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

ADDITIONAL COURSES Core Commercial Gas Safety Catering CCCN1 – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE J01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Two days

£220

CCCN1 – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE J02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Two days

£430

Catering Appliances 1 COMCAT1 Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE K01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£90

Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE K02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£140

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ADDITIONAL COURSES Commercial Gas Safety Limited Scope COCNPILS – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE M01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Two days

£220

COCNPILS – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE M02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Two days

£430

First Fix Commercial Pipework Limited Scope ICPN1LS – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE N01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£90

Limited Scope ICPN1LS – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE N02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£200

Domestic Gas Cooking Appliances CKR1 – Re-Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE M01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£140

HTR1 – Re-Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE L01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£140


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

ADDITIONAL COURSES Catering Appliances 3 COMCAT3 Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE L01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£90

Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE L02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£140

Warm Air Units DAH1 Re-Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD GSE V01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

TBC

TBC

First Fix Commercial Appliances ICAE1LS – Revision Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE P01R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£90

ICAE1LS – Assessment Course code

Day and time

Duration

FEES

6GD CGE P02R

Please enquire for days, times, and start dates

Half day

£90

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Hairdressing and Therapy

Courses for professionals in the hairdressing and beauty therapy sectors

HAIRDRESSING Perming Hair – City and Guilds Level 3 Award (3002-81 Unit 308) This qualification is for qualified stylists who wish to update their skill and knowledge to include a variety of winding techniques to create a personalised permanent curl service. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HW HAG B01R

Saturday 9.30am–2.30pm

14 January 2012

Six weeks

Free

£310

£310

Styling and Finishing African Type Women’s Hair – City and Guilds Level 3 Award (3002-81 Unit 315) This qualification is for qualified stylists who wish to update their skills and knowledge in relation to styling and finishing African type women’s hair. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HW HAG C01R

Saturday 9.30am–2.30pm

14 January 2012

Six weeks

Free

£310

£310

Women’s Hair – City and Guilds Level 3 Award (3002 Unit 304) This qualification is for anyone who wants to update and add to their Level 2 qualification in women’s hair styling. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HE HAG A01R

Tuesday 6pm–8pm

10 January 2012

10 weeks

Free

£290

£290

Bridal Hair – City and Guilds Level 3 Award (3002 Unit 311) This qualification is for anyone who wants to update and add to their Level 2 qualification in women’s hair styling. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HE HAG B01R

Thursday 6pm–8pm

12 January 2012

10 weeks

Free

£290

£290


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

BEAUTY THERAPY Eyelash Perming City and Guilds Level 2 Award (3003-92 Unit 218) This course is about providing eyelash perming treatments in a safe and effective way and covers all aspects of compliance relating to treatments. A Health and Safety Level 2 Award must be taken alongside the technical award. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HE HAF C01R

Thursday 6pm–8pm

12 January 2012

10 weeks

Free

£160

£160

Body Massage City and Guilds Level 3 Award (3003-93 Unit 305) This course is about providing body massage treatments in a safe and compliant way. A Health and Safety Level 2 Award must be taken alongside the technical award. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HE MYG J01R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm

10 January 2012

20 weeks

Free

£690

£690

Indian Head Massage – City and Guilds Level 3 Award (3003-93 Unit 311) This course is about providing Indian Head massage treatments in a safe and compliant way. A Health and Safety Level 2 Award must be taken alongside the technical award. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HE BEG A01R

Thursday 6pm–8pm

12 January 2012

10 weeks

Free

£415

£415

Manicure – City and Guilds Level 2 Award (3003-92 Unit 207) This course is about providing manicure treatments in a safe and effective way and covers all aspects of compliance relating to treatments. A Health and Safety Level 2 Award must be taken alongside the technical award. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HE BEF B01R

Tuesday 6pm–8pm

10 January 2012

12 weeks

Free

£407

£407

Make-up – City and Guilds Level 2 Award (3003-92 Unit 209) This course is about providing make-up treatments, treatments in a safe and effective way and covers all aspects of compliance relating to treatments. A Health and Safety Level 2 Award must be taken alongside the technical award. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HW BEF D01R

Tuesday 6pm–8.30pm

17 April 2012

10 weeks

Free

£352

£352

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BEAUTY THERAPY Self Tanning – City and Guilds Level 3 Award (3003-93 Unit 313) This course is about providing make-up treatments, treatments in a safe and effective way and covers all aspects of compliance relating to treatments. A Health and Safety Level 2 Award must be taken alongside the technical award. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HE TAG A01R

Thursday 6pm–8pm

19 April 2012

Six weeks

Free

£226

£226

GETTING INTO HAIRDRESSING Hairdressing Level 1 Certificate This course introduces you to the world of hairdressing and enables progress onto a Level 2 programme or sufficient training to gain an Apprenticeship with a local employer. You will be introduced to topics such as styling women’s hair, shampoo and conditioning and plating and dressing hair. There is a strong emphasis on developing the skills that employers desire. Dress code is a black polo shirt and black tailored trousers. No equipment purchase is necessary. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

5HD HAE A00R

11 hours per week over two days (days to be confirmed)

16 January 2012

18 weeks

Free

£650

£650


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

Languages Learning a language can expand your career options and broaden your interests.

French Beginners Phase 2 This course revises and builds on the work done in Phase 1. It covers the most important situations in a travelling context and gives an introduction to the grammar of the language. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE FRB B00R

Tuesday 7pm–9pm

7 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£196

£16

German Beginners Phase 2 This is the second part of a beginners course. It revises and builds on the work done in Phase 1 and covers the most important situations in a travelling context whilst giving an introduction to the grammar of the language. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE GEB C00R

Tuesday 7pm–9pm

7 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£196

£16

German Pre-Intermediate Phase 2 This is the second part of our second-year course and is designed for those who have recently studied the language for at least 18 months. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE GEE D00R

Tuesday 7pm–9pm

7 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£198

£18

Italian Beginners Phase 2 This is the second part of our third-year course and is aimed at those who have studied for a minimum of two and a half years. The course concentrates on developing a better understanding of the grammar and syntax of the language. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE ILB C00R

Tuesday 7pm–9pm

7 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£196

£16

Italian Intermediate Phase 2 This is the second part of our third year course and is aimed at those who have studied for a minimum of two and a half years. The course concentrates on developing a better understanding of the grammar and syntax of the language. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE ILF E00R

Thursday 7pm–9pm

9 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£240

£240

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Languages continued Japanese Beginners Phase 2 This is the second part of a beginners course. It revises and builds on the work done in Phase 1 and covers the most important situations in a travelling context whilst giving an introduction to the grammar of the language. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE JAB B00R

Tuesday 7pm–9pm

7 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£210

£10

Japanese Pre-Intermediate Phase 2 This is the second part of our second-year course and is designed for those who have recently studied the language for at least 18 months. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE JAE B00R

Thursday 7pm–9pm

16 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£240

£240

Spanish Beginners Phase 1 This is a course for those who have no knowledge of the language. You will learn the basics to get by in a travelling situation. There is a strong emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE SNB U00R

Thursday 7pm–9pm

2 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£200

£200

Spanish Beginners Phase 2 This is the second part of a beginners course. It revises and builds on the work done in Phase 1. It covers the most important situations in a travelling context and gives an introduction to the grammar of the language. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE SNB H00R

Tuesday 7pm–9pm

7 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£196

£16

Spanish Pre-Intermediate Phase 2 This is the second part of our second-year course and is designed for people who have recently studied the language for at least 18 months. The course will take your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to the next level. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

2LE SNE K00R

Tuesday 7pm–9pm

7 February 2012

15 weeks

Free

£198

£18


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

Media and Photography Web Design for Photographers This course will teach you how to design a website using Photoshop and Dreamweaver and will also look at CSS. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3EE GRF F01R 3EE GRF G01R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm Thursday 6pm–9pm

24 January 2012 26 April 2012

Six weeks Six weeks

£112 £112

£112 £112

How to Present Your Own Radio Show This course is an exciting introduction to radio broadcasting in which you will look at technical equipment and presentation techniques in detail. The course will culminate in a live radio broadcast Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3PE MDF D01R

Thursday 6pm–9pm

2 February 2012

Eight weeks

£112

£112

Introduction to Practical Journalism Looking at research skills, creative writing and journalistic practice, this exciting course will benefit budding journalists, bloggers and those interested in factual writing. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3PE MDF F01R

Thursday 6pm–9pm

2 February 2012

Eight weeks

£112

£112

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Media and Photography continued Adobe Illustrator CS5 Stage 1 This intensive two day course will introduce a number of features of Adobe Illustrator and show you how to create vector-based graphics. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3ED GRG H01R

Monday and Tuesday 10am–5pm

13 February 2012

Two days

£145

£145

Adobe Illustrator CS5 Stage 2 ABC This intensive three day course will cover some in-depth features of the application and will require you to complete a number of assessed tasks. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3ED GRG J01R

Wednesday to Friday 9am–5pm

15 February 2012

Three days

£229

£229

Adobe Photoshop 2 – Improve Your Skills Following on from the basics course, these classes will show you how to use selection tools, layer adjustments and cloning layer masks, and leads to a qualification. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3EE GRG B01R

Thursday 6pm–9pm

19 January 2012

10 weeks

£195

£195

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Stage 2 This intensive three day course will cover some in-depth features of the application and will require you to complete a number of assessed tasks. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3ED GRG F01R

Wednesday to Friday 9am–5pm

15 February 2012

Three days

£195

£195

Graphic Design – An Introduction for New Practitioners This course introduces the fundamental concepts of graphic design and visual communication. It is intended to provide a design basics toolkit for those working within design or working closely with designers. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3EE GRF B01R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm

17 January 2012

Eight weeks

£149

£149


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

InDesign – ABC Qualification This course leads to a qualification and is a follow on course from the introduction programme. It includes using selection tools, grid systems and the use of text and images. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3EE GRG A01R

Thursday 6pm–9pm

12 January 2012

10 weeks

£229

£229

Introduction to Video Editing using Final Cut Pro Using our state-of-the-art media suite, this course will introduce you to creative video editing, visual effects and DVD authoring using Apple Final Cut Pro software. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

3PE MDF B01R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm

31 January 2012

Eight weeks

£129

£129

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Teacher Training Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) (QCF) This is an initial teaching qualification for those who would like to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is suitable if you have no experience of teaching, work as an assessor, volunteer to support teaching or teach but have not received a qualification. Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

9BE TEG B00R

Tuesday 6pm–9pm

21 February 2012

Seven weeks

£352

£352

Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA) CELTA is an initial teaching qualification for those who would like to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) either in this country or abroad. It is suitable if you have no experience of teaching, teach in other subject areas or have unqualified EFL/ESOL teaching experience. LEVEL

Course code

Day and time

Start date

Duration

16–18 fee

19+ fee

19+ unemployed fee

Blended learning with online tuition combined with onsite teaching practice/tutorials Intensive course that includes face to face tuition, onsite teaching practice and tutorials

2LA CBH B00R

Monday and Friday 9.30am–5.30pm

16 April 2012

Nine weeks

£1467

£1200

£115

2LA CBH A00R

Monday to Friday 9.30am–5.30pm

2 July 2012

Four weeks

£1467

£1200

£115


for more information or to apply: enquiries@reading-college.ac.uk or 0800 371 434

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