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Issue 1 January 2012 www.nulc.ac.uk Tel:01782 254254

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Training centre can help unemployed and people at risk of redundancy NULC

BACK TO WORK initiative just the job

NULC will re-open at 8am on Tuesday 3 January (non-teaching day). To apply or enrol for a course online, visit www.nulc.ac.uk, or email info@nulc.ac.uk for further information.

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EWCASTLE-under-Lyme College (NULC) has launched a new initiative to help people across Staffordshire who are unemployed or face redundancy get back into work. The new Employment and Training Centre has opened its doors opposite the College’s main entrance on Knutton Lane. The Centre is aimed at adults who are currently unemployed or facing redundancy. In many cases they do not have to be receiving Jobseekers’ Allowance in order to qualify for help. Advisers based at the new Centre support both employers and individuals. The team will work with individuals who are unemployed to: ● Create a career action plan; ● Ensure people have the up-to-date skills required by local employers; ● Arrange work trials and placements; ● Match individuals with prospective employers; ● Arrange for people to gain specific skills or qualifications before they start work, perhaps followed up later with more training through an apprenticeship, taught programme or work-based NVQs.

community. NULC is committed to contributing to the economic regeneration of the area and I know this project will and already has helped members of the local community back in to employment.” “We want to build relationships with local employers and to provide members of the community with the best training and advice in order to help them in to employment. “We are committed to providing local adults with the opportunities to gain the skills and qualifications necessary to enjoy successful and rewarding lives. I urge anyone who is either currently unemployed or who is facing redundancy to contact us to see how we can help with re-training, employability skills and job seeking.” The Centre is part of the Skills for Midlands Growth project which is funded by the Skills Funding Agency and European Union Social Fund.

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JUST THE JOB: A huge rise in apprenticeships at the College means more people than ever before are studying their way towards an exciting career.  SEE PAGE THREE

ACADEMY AWARD: Old boy Pete Bebb won the movie industry’s most glittering prize for his work on blockbuster films.  SEE PAGE FOUR

GRAND DESIGN: Our £60million campus, North Staffordshire’s most modern college, has won a top award for its striking architecture.  SEE PAGE FIVE

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● To find out more about the Skills for Midlands Growth Project visit www.nulc.ac.uk/etc or contact the Employment and Training Centre on 01782 254124 or info@nulc.ac.uk

The College also provides a service to employers by assisting in recruitment and pre-employment training of candidates with the right skills and aptitudes; as well as supporting employers who may be looking to reduce the size of their workforce by providing advice, guidance, training and job matching services to employees in advance of redundancy. Janet Scrivens, Head of Lifelong Learning at NULC said:“The Employment and Training Centre is a great new provision for the local

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25-year-old Kevin Atkinson, of Audley, found a job at Smallthorne-based Potteries Calor Centre after being out of work since August. He said: “I trained at Newcastle-under-Lyme College and now I have the fork-lift truck licence I need to do my job.”

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RECORD RESULTS: Find out how the College’s best ever A Level results have helped students achieve their dream university places.  SEE PAGE ELEVEN

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NULC is the top rated college in Staffordshire for employer training!*

Accounting (AAT) > Business and Administration > Brickwork > Carpentry/Joinery > Children and Young People’s Workforce > Custodial Care > Customer Service > Electrical Installation > Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical) > Hairdressing > Health and Social Care > Information Technology (IT) > Leadership and Management > Painting and Decorating > Retail > Warehousing > Active Leisure and Learning (Sport) > Creative Industries > Motor Vehicle > Travel and Tourism

Interested in training an apprentice? Newcastle-under-Lyme College’s Straightforward Training team has helped hundreds of local companies recruit and train apprentices in recent years, improving their productivity and making their business even more competitive. If you’d like to find out more about how the College can work with your business to provide the skills you need for the future, get in touch today.

E: employers@nulc.ac.uk T: 01782 254287 W: www.nulc.ac.uk/employer

* Source: Framework for Excellence (FfE) http://ffe.skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/

Thinking about a degree? Newcastle-under-Lyme College offers a range of degree-level courses in partnership with Staffordshire University at its bespoke University Centre for higher education students. Foundation Degrees ■ FdSc Complementary Therapies ■ FdA Contemporary Art Practice ■ FdA Digital Media Production ■ FdA Early Childhood Studies ■ FdSc Electrical and Electronic Technology ■ FdA Graphics and Digital Design ■ FdSc Information and Communication Technology ■ FdA Leadership and Management ■ FdSc Mechanical Technology ■ FdSc Music Technology – starting Jan 2012

■ FdA Public Services ■ FdA Small Business (Salon) Management ■ FdA Sports Development and Coaching

Foundation Years ■ BSc Psychology - Foundation Year

HNC/HND ■ HNC/HND Health and Social Care

Diploma in Teaching ■ Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)

PLUS! NEW COURSES FOR 2012/13 The College is recruiting now for degree-level programmes in Business Studies and Science starting in September 2012. For full course information visit www.nulc.ac.uk/he, call 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk


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More employers needed to join record-breaking programme NULC has reported a record increase in the number of people taking up an Apprenticeship. A total of 462 people started an Apprenticeship in 2010/11, up 82 per cent on the previous year. The College’s figures are higher than the 62 per cent increase in Apprenticeship starts across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, according to figures released in October 2011 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Vicky Boulton-Clarke, Head of Employer Training at NULC said:“These figures demonstrate that Newcastle-under-Lyme College and the businesses we work with are committed to providing training opportunities to contribute to the economic regeneration of North Staffordshire. “This year we have also seen a big increase in

the number of 16 to 18 year olds taking up an apprenticeship, which goes to show that Apprenticeships are becoming a more popular choice for youngsters who want a route into highly skilled jobs without the expense of university.” NULC works closely with more than 400 local employers to provide Apprenticeships in areas including Accounting, Construction, Childcare, Engineering, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Retail and IT.

Vicky added:“I’d urge any businesses who are interested in recruiting an apprentice or who want to train an existing employee through the Apprenticeship scheme to get in touch with the College’s Apprenticeships team.” Anyone interested in starting an Apprenticeship is being urged to visit the College’s Open Event on Saturday 28 January, 10am-noon.  For more information about Apprenticeships call the College’s employer training team on 01782 254254, email apprenticeships@nulc.ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk/employer

Apprenticeships are becoming a more popular choice for youngsters who want a route into highly skilled jobs without the expense of university.

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Link-up offers training in

MOTOR TRADE NEWCASTLE-under-Lyme College (NULC) and Martec Training have joined forces to offer motor vehicle Apprenticeships for young people and adults.

Martec Training, which was established over 30 years ago by the Marson family, is a registered centre with City and Guilds and the Institute of the Motor Industry for the delivery of apprenticeships and other qualifications to motor trade

control OF YOUR LIFE in 2012

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Full-time courses starting in January We have limited places available on our exciting new Pathways course starting in January. You will study for around 12-18 hours per week between January and July 2012. As well as developing your functional skills in things like English and Maths, you’ll be able to try out work tasters in subjects including: • Childcare • Health and Social Care • Land Based Studies • Motor Vehicle Engineering • Sport

• Construction • Hair and Beauty • IT • Metal Craft

At the end of the programme you could progress onto one of the College’s vocational courses or an Apprenticeship.

WHATEVER YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE, WE’LL HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN For information on all our courses visit www.nulc.ac.uk or call 01782 254254.

employers across the local area. Operating from their purpose-built centre in Newcastle’s Lyme Valley, Martec offer motor vehicle Apprenticeships and advanced Apprenticeships in seven separate disciplines, from motorcycles to heavy goods vehicles. The partnership will create new opportunities for both organisations while allowing each to retain their own distinct identities. Karen Dobson, Principal of Newcastle-under-Lyme College, said “We’re delighted to be able to join forces with such a long-established, high quality organisation as Martec. Motor vehicle training is one of the few subjects that the College doesn’t currently offer to young people, so this really complements the courses that we deliver at our Knutton Lane campus.” Martec Director Tracey Marson commented:“We’re really excited about this partnership – the College and Martec share the same philosophy of working with young people and employers to provide the best possible College training for the benefit of the Principal and local economy. Chief Executive “Both organisations have Karen Dobson, centre, achieved really good Ofsted pictured with Pauline reports and it makes sense for and Tracey us to combine forces and work Marson. together so that more people can benefit from training that really delivers results.”  To find out more about motor vehicle Apprenticeships email info@martectraining. co.uk or visit the College’s open event on Saturday 28 January, 10am-noon. Pre-register your attendance by visiting www.nulc.ac.uk/events

Students need internships LOCAL employers are being urged to offer internships to students on the College’s Career Academies programme. The College currently offers Career Academies in areas including: Business and Finance, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and Health and Social Care. Employers are needed to provide 6 week placements to offer the students real-life work experience and improve their

Newcastle-under-Lyme College Open Event

employability skills. Sunder Sanghera, Career Academies Co-ordinator, said:“This is an opportunity for employers to influence the next generation of workforce and ensure they are equipped with the skills they are looking for to complement their studies.”  For more information call Sunder Sanghera on 01782 254255 or email sunder.sanghera@nulc.ac.uk

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Pete Bebb, centre, is pictured with award-winning NULC students Ben Pritchard and Charlotte McIntyre.

Former student scoops an Oscar FORMER Newcastle-under-Lyme College student, Pete Bebb, has received one of the most prestigious awards in the movie industry. Following on the heels of a Bafta success earlier in 2011, Pete won an Academy Award, or Oscar, in the Visual Effects category for his work on the Leonardo DiCaprio film Inception. After leaving school, Pete completed a vocational Art and Design course at Newcastle College in the mid 90’s before going on to study computer design at Wolverhampton University. He has worked on a long list of visually impressive films including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Bourne Ultimatum. Pete joined NULC students and local high school pupils for College’s first ever Heat Wave Film Festival in July, handing out awards to the winners. He said:“The facilities at the College are amazing and have certainly been designed to encourage the next generation of film makers.” Karen Dobson, Principal and Chief Executive at the College, said:“Pete’s success shows that with talent, hard work and determination, you can go on to achieve at the very top of your chosen profession.” To see what other NULC students have gone on to achieve, visit www.nulc .ac.uk/iwanttobe

MP joins public speaking project STUDENTS from NULC are among those from only eight Colleges nationally to be taking part in a project designed to boost their skills in public speaking. It is part of the Speak out for Change – public speaking for active citizenship. project. Nine students from the College’s Foundation Studies department are taking part in the project, which will see them get the opportunity to speak publicly at a range of events organised by the College. Students recently took part in a workshop with Jennifer Mackay from the Speakers Trust and put their questions to the MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Paul Farrelly. The College invited Paul along to meet the students and offer guidance and advice in public speaking. The students were then offered the opportunity to question the College’s constituency MP. Paul said:“This is a really good project; it’s fabulous to meet such enthusiastic students. “In life confidence is half the battle and this is exactly the sort of work we should be doing with young people to prepare them for life.” The ultimate goal for the students is to speak publically at a presentation evening to be held in the New Year.  For more information call the College on 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk

Student Ben Adams aged 18, chats to an employer at the Network to Work event. PHOTOGRAPHY:

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Students helped into

WORLD OF WORK A week of special events was staged by the College to help students to boost their employability skills. Students studying the Network to Work course took part in various activities as part of the College’s Employers’ Week. A range of local business experts were on hand to offer advice, including Tony Altham (local businessman and networking expert), Louise Griffin of Achieve Your Potential, Kerry Bonfiglio of Appointments Personnel and Steve Cunningham of Blind Vision. Students also took part in an ‘Employer Carousel’, where they got the opportunity to speed network with local employers including representatives from Newcastle Borough Council, Bibby Consulting

and Support, Staffordshire Police and Intercog. Simone Taylor from Bibby Consulting and Support said:“As a former NULC student it was a pleasure to come back and pass on my experiences to the students. “There’s an immense amount of knowledge to be learnt on the job and I am looking forward to passing this knowledge on.” Carl Kelsall, Neighbourhood Policing Officer for Staffordshire Police said:“It’s important for young people to know there are various skills they need in the workplace. “Confidence and communication skills are vital employability skills, which I can see these students have developed during the session.” The Network to Work course was set up by Computing, Accounting

and Business staff at NULC to prepare its students for life in the workplace. The course is six weeks in duration and at the end students have the opportunity to progress on to a full-time course at the college, start an apprenticeship or enter employment. Deb Harrison, Curriculum Leader for Computing, Accounting and Business said:“The Network to Work course has enabled our students to work closely with local employers to gain a wealth of knowledge including how to conduct themselves in a job interview, how to write CVs, how to network and more.” Ben Adams, aged 18 from Werrington, successfully completed the course and managed to arrange

two interviews. He said:“The course has helped me with CV writing and interview skills. “I’ve enjoyed chatting to employers and they’ve helped my confidence grow.”  Employers who are interested in working more closely with Newcastle-under-Lyme College should sign up for the NULC Business Club by visiting www.nulc.ac.uk/businessclub

Are you unemployed or at risk of redundancy? We can provide FREE* help and support to get your career back on track ● Detailed information, advice and guidance ● High quality training For more information call the Employment and Training Centre Team on 01782 254124, email info@nulc.ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk/etc

● Support with job search activities *Subject to eligibility

For more information about all our courses visit www.nulc.ac.uk or call 01782 254254


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Smartphone app a hi-tech route to the latest news NULC has become one of the first colleges in the area to launch its own Smartphone app. The NULC app has been developed to help the College improve communication with current and prospective students and enhance the student experience. It can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Android Market by searching ‘NULC’. The app allows users to enquire about courses, get updates on news and events and view maps of the College’s multi-million pound campus, all while on the move using their Smartphone.

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We wanted to develop an information tool that both our existing and potential students could benefit from.

Lucy King, Head of Marketing and Communications at the College, said:“At NULC we strive to be at the forefront of innovation both in our teaching and communications. “We realise that mobile is the way many young people access the web and with that in mind we wanted to develop an information tool that both our existing and potential students could benefit from.” She added:“We carried out a lot of research to find out what kind of app people would find useful and we hope that our new app will be another useful bridge between the College, our students and the wider community.” As well as launching the NULC app, the College is leading the way in developing social media communities to connect with its existing and prospective students. It was one of the first colleges in the country to join sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and YouTube.  Download the NULC app free of charge from the Android Market or Apple Store. For more information visit www.nulc.ac.uk/app

Latest from the

BLOGS DAY-to-day news from the College is available on a wide range of blogs from different subject areas. Here is the news from just a few: accountingnulc. blogspot.com Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) has provided a week long of events to help students to boost their employability skills. Students studying the Network to Work course took part in various activities as part of the College’s Employers’ Week (10-14 October). artnulc.blogspot.com Creative students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) will be taking part in the Vodafone employees charity fashion show. Students showcased their fashion designs at the event last year and were invited to design garments for the entire show this year. businessnulc. blogspot.com Students studying Construction and Business at NULC were invited to take part in a question and answers session with the Regional Managers of Barratt Developments PLC. A team of seven staff from Barratt Developments PLC came to the College and chatted to students about their own career paths before students got the opportunity to ask questions about the career paths available to them.

FINDING OUT MORE ON THE MOVE... Students Jordzhah-Lou Rowley of Biddulph and Josie Worswick Smith, of Newcastle, both aged 16, show off the College’s pioneering app on their Smartphones.

21st Century campus

wins design award THE multi-million pound NULC campus has been recognised for its outstanding design in the 2011 Civic Awards. It was awarded joint winner in the category of Best New Commercial Building. A special ceremony was held at Newcastle Borough Council’s Civic Offices, where the College was presented with a celebratory plaque and certificate by the Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Trevor Hambleton. Martin Bostock, Head of Estates and Facilities at NULC, said:“We’re immensely proud that the judges have chosen the College for this award. Our new campus was designed to offer students the highest quality learning experience within an inspirational setting. “At the same time we incorporated the latest energy efficient technologies to reduce our environmental impact. “The end result is a college of which we’re all justifiably proud and which

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continues to delight those who study and work within it.” Newcastle-under-Lyme Civic Society and Newcastle Borough Council set up the Civic Awards scheme two years ago

to promote and encourage high quality design and construction throughout the Borough. A total of 11 buildings were nominated by residents, architects, designers and building owners.

NULC’s awardwinning campus.

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NULC is currently home to more than 3,500 full-time students and around 8,000 part-time students. The building features state-of-the-art technology including eco-friendly measures such as a fully integrated Building Management System for efficient control of heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation, sensors on taps to prevent excessive water use and a rainwater harvesting system. The landmark new campus was opened in January 2010. Since that time the College has developed and extended the range of training and education that it offers by widening its degree level courses and the work that it does with employers at all levels, from funded NVQs to leadership and management and other high level training.  To take a virtual tour of the college campus, visit www.nulc.ac.uk/ virtualtour

publicservicenulc.blogspot .com BTEC Public Services students were invited to take part in an exercise by the Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit. Officers created a mock scenario where there had been torrential rain for the last few days in Newcastle and houses had become flooded. People had to be evacuated to a rest centre until they could return home. engineeringnulc. blogspot. com Engineering and Construction students at Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) were invited to take part in two days of workshops with the Royal Air Force (RAF). The aim of the workshops was to advise students in the types of careers open to them once completing their studies at NULC. foundationnulc. blogspot. com Students studying the Vocational Studies Entry Level 3 in Hair and Beauty set up a stall to raise money for Children in Need. ● To find our blogs visit www.nulc.ac.uk/blogs


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6 NULC NEWS Making sweet music in state-of-the-art facilities at NULC.

Students hitting THE RIGHT NOTE MUSIC technology students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) have launched their own music label. Students studying the BTEC Level 3 in Music Technology have named their enterprise ‘Amplitude’. It will provide a range of services to staff, students and the local community, including events management, a recording and mastering service, a DJ booking agency and live music entertainment. Amplitude launched with a series of music gigs, which take place each Monday in the College’s Food Hall. Students are able to showcase their talents using creative performance technology including laptops, controllers, synths,

drum machines, samplers and iPads, to fellow students and staff who may like to book the group for future events. Music Technology Curriculum Leader Simone Bratt said:“We’re all incredibly excited about Amplitude. It provides the students with vital real world experience, showcasing their creative talents and enabling them to connect with the local community.” She added:“This should all help them to gain an advantage in the competitive music industry when applying for jobs in the future.” Music Technology students are able to use a state-of-the-art Music Technology Suite, which

includes a professional recording studio and a dedicated suite of Apple Mac computers which feature the latest ProTools software. For more information on the services provided by Amplitude visit www.facebook.com/ AmplitudeNULC  To find out more about Music Technology at NULC visit the College’s Open Event on Saturday 28 January, 10am-noon. Pre-register by visiting www.nulc.ac.uk/events

New foundation degree offers hi-tech route to career in music PEOPLE with an interest in music are being encouraged to apply for a new part-time Foundation degree (FdSc) in Music Technology at Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC). The brand new degree-level course, which starts in January, has been developed in partnership with Staffordshire University. The Foundation degree will be taught at the College’s state-of-the-art, industry-leading music technology facilities, including a professional recording studio, a dedicated suite of Apple Mac computers and the latest performance technology. Simone Bratt, Curriculum Leader for Music Technology at the College, said:“This is a fantastic opportunity for adults who have an interest in music to develop skills they need for a career in the music industry.”

The course will offer adults the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, from studio production to sound design for film and studio acoustics. The Foundation degree is aimed at adults aged 19 and over and is taught part-time over a three year period. At the end of the course, graduates will have an industry-recognised qualification in Music Technology. From there, students could choose to continue their studies and top-up to a full honours degree.  Anyone interested can apply for the course online now by visiting www.nulc.ac.uk/he

Want a career in Music? Foundation degree (FdSc) in Music Technology NULC is enrolling now for a brand new degree-level course in Music Technology in partnership with Staffordshire University.

STARTS JANUARY 2012... LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE, APPLY TODAY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

 For more information and to apply call 01782 254254 email: info@nulc.ac.uk or visit: www.nulc.ac.uk/he

Newcastle-under-Lyme College Open Event

Saturday 28 January 10am–12 noon


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ENROL NOW: Exciting opportunities for courses starting in January 2012

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O you want to improve your career prospects, learn a new language, meet new people or enjoy a new challenge? Whatever your starting point and whatever it is you want to do… enrol on a course and begin taking control of your future today.

How to enrol Over the following three pages you will find all of the part-time courses that are being offered from January 2012 at Newcastleunder-Lyme College. Next to each symbol there is a letter which indicates how you can enrol.

Enrolment methods E: ENROL For many of our general part-time courses you can enrol straight away online by visiting www.nulc.ac.uk and using the Course Finder. Simply complete the online enrolment form and pay online using a debit/credit card. You will receive an email confirmation which you should bring along to your first session. Alternatively download an enrolment form from our website and return it to us, along with the necessary payment by cheque, to the FREEPOST address below. You can also enrol in person by popping into the Information Point at our Knutton Lane campus.

Whatever your goal, there’s a course to suit you A: APPLY For part-time courses which lead to a qualification there may be some entry requirements. For this reason we ask you to apply before you enrol. You can apply online by visiting www.nulc.ac.uk and using the Course Finder. Alternatively download an application form from our website and return it to the FREEPOST address below. You will then be contacted and may be invited in to college for an interview. C: CONTACT Please call 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk for more information, advice and guidance. The postal address for applications and enrolments is: Newcastle-under-Lyme College, FREEPOST RSGE-RHCT-XYUJ, Knutton Lane, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 2GB.

Remission of Fees For courses highlighted with a tick you may be able to claim remission of fees.The list below provides a summary of the circumstances in which you could be eligible to waive some or the entire fee for your chosen course.You will still need to pay the college administration fee (currently £10 once per academic year), unless you are claiming under categories C, D, E or F.

COLLEGE INFORMATION CENTRE OPENING TIMES Term time: Monday to Thursday 8.15am - 5.00pm Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm Holidays: Monday to Friday 8.45am 5.00pm.

A You are a student aged 16-18 on 31st August in the academic year which the course started (excl.recreational courses) B1 You are unemployed and receive Jobseekers’Allowance* B2 You receive Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) work related* C You are a student where Basic Skills is the main learning aim (excluding ESOL) D You are a student aged 19 or over on your first Full Level 2 course or a Level 3 jumper (please call to check eligibility) E You are a student aged 19-24 on a first Full Level 3 course F You are a student aged 19 and over enrolling on an Entry Level or Full Level 1 course who intends to progress to a Full Level 2 course PLEASE NOTE: You must not already hold a full Level 2 qualification or be repeating a qualification at the same level G You are unemployed and on state benefits other than Jobseekers’Allowance or ESA(Wrag) and need skills training to help you to enter work H You are a student who is an unemployed dependant of those in receipt of state benefits or an unemployed dependant of those in receipt of working tax credits (proof must be shown) J You are a student aged 19-24 enrolling on GCSE Maths or English and you have not already achieved at grade A* to C

Admin Fees A £10 college administration fee is included in the costs listed for all part-time courses (except free courses). The admin fee is payable once per academic year. Paying by instalments: For courses which cost over £150 it may be possible to pay by instalments on request – please call 01782 254254 for more information.

Please Note:

For more information about enrolling on a part-time course visit

● Documentary evidence confirming that you meet the criteria for remission of fees is required

www.nulc.ac.uk/apply

before any remission can be given.This should be brought with you when you enrol. ● Some courses may carry extra costs for materials for which an additional fee may be charged. ● Information is correct as at time of publication (Dec 2011) but may be subject to change. ● Students claiming remission of tuition fees are entitled to enrol for a maximum of two free courses in any one term.

or call our Information Point on

01782 254254 and speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisers.

For more information about all our courses visit www.nulc.ac.uk or call 01782 254254 Course information correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes.


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ENROL NOW: Exciting opportunities Access Courses Day

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£60.00

E

ACCA F5 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Day release.

NULC

Enquire

A

SEWING SKILLS – PATCHWORK AND QUILTING Mon 18.45 20.45 23/04/2012 28/05/2012

5

NULC

£60.00

E

ACCA F6 TAXATION Day release.

NULC

Enquire

A

SEWING SKILLS – PATCHWORK AND QUILTING Mon 18.45 20.45 27/02/2012 26/03/2012

5

NULC

£60.00

E

ACCA F7 FINANCIAL REPORTING Tue

NULC

Enquire

A

Beauty & Complementary Therapies

ACCA F8 AUDIT AND ASSURANCE Mon

NULC

Enquire

A

Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

NULC

Enquire

A

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) IN COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES TBA Sep-12 NULC

ACCA P1 GOVERNANCE, RISK AND ETHICS Mon

NULC

Enquire

A

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) IN SMALL BUSINESS (SALON) MANAGEMENT TBA Sep-12 NULC Enquire

A

ACCA P2 CORPORATE REPORTING Day release.

NULC

Enquire

A

NVQs in BEAUTY THERAPY Negotiated with candidates and employers.

C

NULC

Enquire

A

Business

ACCA F9 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Mon

11

ACCA P3 BUSINESS ANALYSIS Day release.

9

Day

ACCA P6 ADVANCED TAX Thu

9

ACCA P7 ADVANCED AUDIT AND ASSURANCE Thu

NULC

Enquire

A

NULC

Enquire

A

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

Enquire

Enquire

End Date

Weeks

Venue

NVQs IN BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Enquire

NULC

£175.00

E

Day

BOOK-KEEPING (TERM 3) Tue 18.00 21.00 17/04/2012 03/07/2012

11

NULC

£175.00

E

COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTS LEVEL 1 – USING SAGE (TERM 2) Wed 19.00 21.00 22/02/2012 09/05/2012 9 NULC

£143.00

A

CIEH LEVEL 1 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY AWARENESS IN CATERING (FOOD HYGIENE) WORK-BASED As required – please enquire. NULC Enquire

COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTS LEVEL 2 – USING SAGE (TERM 3) Wed 19.00 21.00 16/05/2012 04/07/2012 9 NULC

£145.00

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

C

CIEH LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING (FOOD HYGIENE) Mon 09.00 13.00 Various dates - please enquire. 2 NULC £52.50 C

A

CIEH LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING (FOOD HYGIENE) Work-based delivery – please enquire. Enquire C

Art, Design & Crafts End Time

C

Catering 11

Start Time

A

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

BOOK-KEEPING (TERM 2) Tue 18.00 21.00 10/01/2012 27/03/2012

Day

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

CIEH LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING (FOOD HYGIENE) REFRESHER Work-based delivery – please enquire. Enquire C

Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

ART AND DESIGN – AN INTRODUCTION Wed 18.30 20.30 11/01/2012 25/01/2012

3

NULC

£32.50

E

ART, DESIGN AND LIFE DRAWING Wed 18.30 20.30 01/02/2012 14/03/2012

5

NULC

£47.50

E

ART, DESIGN AND LIFE DRAWING Wed 18.30 20.30 21/03/2012 13/06/2012

10

NULC

£85.00

E

CREATIVE WOODWORK AND WOODTURNING Tue 19.00 21.00 10/01/2012 27/03/2012

10

CH

£85.00

E

CREATIVE WOODWORK AND WOODTURNING Tue 19.00 21.00 17/04/2012 15/05/2012

5

CH

£47.50

E

CREATIVE WOODWORK AND WOODTURNING Tue 19.00 21.00 22/05/2012 12/06/2012

3

CH

£32.50

E

FLOWER ARRANGING – AN INTRODUCTION Mon 18.30 20.30 09/01/2012 23/01/2012

3

NULC

£32.50

E

FLOWER ARRANGING Mon 18.30 20.30

30/01/2012 12/03/2012

5

NULC

£47.50

E

✓ Computing and IT Start End Start ✓ Day Time Time Date

FLOWER ARRANGING Mon 18.30 20.30

20/03/2012 11/06/2012

10

NULC

£85.00

E

INTRODUCTION TO HOME MAKEOVER, INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATING Tue 19.00 21.00 10/01/2012 24/01/2012 3 NULC £32.50 E

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

CELEBRATION CAKE DECORATING Mon 19.00 21.00 09/01/2012 23/01/2012

3

NULC

£32.50

E

CELEBRATION CAKE DECORATING Mon 19.00 21.00 30/01/2012 26/03/2012

7

NULC

£62.50

E

CUPCAKES AND COOKIE DECORATING Mon 19.00 21.00 23/04/2012 28/05/2012

5

NULC

£85.00

E

SUGAR CRAFT – FONDANT, COLOURS AND CREATIONS Wed 19.00 21.00 11/01/2012 08/02/2012 5

NULC

£60.00

E

SUGAR CRAFT – FONDANT, COLOURS AND CREATIONS Wed 19.00 21.00 18/04/2012 30/05/2012 7

NULC

£80.00

E

SUGAR CRAFT – FONDANT, COLOURS AND CREATIONS Wed 19.00 21.00 29/02/2012 28/03/2012 5

NULC

£60.00

E

End Date

Weeks

Venue

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO COMPUTERS Tue 18.30 20.30 10/01/2012 27/03/2012

3

NULC

£32.50

E

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO COMPUTERS Tue 18.30 20.30 17/04/2012 26/05/2012

3

NULC

£32.50

E

✓ ✓ ✓

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

✓ ✓

For more information about all our courses visit www.nulc.ac.uk or call 01782 254254 Course information correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes.


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NULC NEWS

Computing and IT Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

Engineering End Date

Weeks

Venue

Day

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

ECDL (EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE) LEVEL 1 AND FULL LEVEL 2 INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP TERM 2 Wed 18.00 21.00 10/01/2012 28/03/2012 4 NULC £43.75 E

17TH EDITION CERTIFICATE IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS (BS7671-2008) Mon 18.00 20.00 09/01/2012 18/04/2012 12 NULC £345.00

E

ECDL (EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE) LEVEL 1 AND FULL LEVEL 2 INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP TERM 3 Wed 18.00 21.00 18/04/2012 04/07/2012 4 NULC £43.75 E

CITY AND GUILDS 2391 INSPECTION AND TESTING Mon 18.00 20.00 09/01/2012 18/04/2012 12

A

NULC

£421.50

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY TBA Sep-12 NULC Enquire A

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) TBA Sep-12 NULC Enquire

A

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdSc) IN MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY TBA Sep-12 NULC

Enquire

A

NVQs FOR IT USERS (ITQ) Negotiated with candidates and employers.

C

NVQs in ENGINEERING (VARIOUS) Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Enquire

C

Enquire

Construction Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

CERTIFICATE IN BASIC CONSTRUCTION SKILLS – LEVEL 1 Mon 18.00 21.00 NULC

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

Day £330.00

A

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN THE INSTALLATION OF SMALL SCALE PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS This qualification will take place in the evening or as intensive 5-10 day courses, starting in early 2012 – please call the Skills and Technology Centre on 01782 254264. NULC Enquire C LEVEL 3 AWARD IN THE PRINCIPLES AND REQUIREMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES This qualification will take place in the evening or as intensive 5-10 day courses, starting in early 2012 – please call the Skills and Technology Centre on 01782 254264. NULC Enquire C NVQ DIPLOMA IN ELECTROTECHNICAL SERVICES (ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE) Negotiated with candidates and employers. NULC Enquire C

ESOL WITH CITIZENSHIP Wed (daytime & evening options)18/01/2012 28/03/2012

NULC

Enquire

C

✓ ✓

ESOL WITH CITIZENSHIP Wed (daytime & evening options)18/04/2012 27/06/2012

NULC

Enquire

C

Exercise and Keep Fit

Enquire

NVQs IN ELECTROTECHNICAL SERVICES Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Enquire

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

KEEP FIT TO POP Mon 19.30 20.30

09/01/2012

06/02/12

5

TB

£35.00

E

C

KEEP FIT TO POP Wed 19.30 20.30

11/01/2012

08/02/12

5

WH

£35.00

E

C

KEEP FIT TO POP Mon 19.30 20.30

27/02/2012 26/03/2012

5

TB

£35.00

E

KEEP FIT TO POP Wed 19.30 20.30

29/02/2012 28/03/2012

5

WH

£35.00

E

KEEP FIT TO POP Mon 19.30 20.30

16/04/2012 28/05/2012

6

TB

£40.00

E

KEEP FIT TO POP Wed 19.30 20.30

18/04/2012 30/05/2012

7

WH

£45.00

E

Counselling 4

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

Start Time

End Time

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

NULC

£47.50

E

UNDERSTANDING COUNSELLING THEORIES LEVEL 2 Mon 18.30 21.00 06/02/2012 21/05/2012 12

NULC

£165.00

E

YOGA FOR HEALTHY MIND AND BODY Wed 19.00 20.00 11/01/2012 28/03/2012

10

WH

£60.00

E

COUNSELLING SKILLS AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS Mon 18.30 21.00 06/02/2012 26/03/2012 6

NULC

£85.00

E

YOGA FOR HEALTHY MIND AND BODY Wed 19.00 20.00 18/04/2012 30/05/2012

7

WH

£45.00

E

COUNSELLING SKILLS AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS Wed 18.30 21.00 08/02/2012 28/03/2012 6

NULC

£85.00

E

YOGA FOR HEALTHY MIND AND BODY Tue 18.00 19.30 10/01/2012 27/03/2012

10

CH

£85.00

E

COUNSELLING SKILLS AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR Mon 18.30 21.00 16/04/2012 21/05/2012

6

NULC

£85.00

E

YOGA FOR HEALTHY MIND AND BODY Tue 18.00 19.30 17/04/2012 26/05/2012

7

CH

£62.50

E

COUNSELLING SKILLS AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR Wed 18.30 21.00 18/04/2012 23/05/2012

6

NULC

£85.00

E

First Aid Weeks

Venue

Day

Customer Service & Retail Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK As required – please enquire.

Enquire

C

NVQs IN CUSTOMER SERVICE Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Enquire

C

FIRST AID AT WORK As required – please enquire.

Enquire

C

NVQs IN RETAIL Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Enquire

C

FIRST AID AT WORK REFRESHER As required – please enquire.

Enquire

C

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID As required – please enquire.

Enquire

C

Early Years & Childcare Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) IN EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES TBA Sep-12 NULC

Enquire

A

NVQs IN CHILDREN'S CARE, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Enquire

C

Hairdressing Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol Enquire

C

Health & Social Care Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

Day

AWARD IN PREPARING TO TEACH IN LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR (PTLLS) Thu 17.00 21.00 08/03/2012 24/05/2012 10 NULC £361.00 A CREATIVE CRAFTS: EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Fri 09.30 12.30 20/01/2012 29/06/2012

Start Time

NVQs in HAIRDRESSING Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Education & Teaching Day

C

NVQs IN BRICKWORK Negotiated with candidates and employers.

INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING Mon 18.30 21.00 09/01/2012 30/01/2012

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

Enquire

C

Venue

Venue

NULC

Enquire

Weeks

Weeks

ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE Wed (daytime & evening options)18/04/2012 27/06/2012

NVQs IN CARPENTRY/JOINERY Negotiated with candidates and employers.

End Date

End Date

C

Day

Start Date

Start Date

Enquire

C

End Time

End Time

NULC

Enquire

Start Time

Start Time

ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE Wed (daytime & evening options)18/01/2012 28/03/2012

NVQs IN PAINTING AND DECORATING Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Day

9

20

NULC

£300.00

A

INTRODUCTION TO SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING – (LEVEL 1) Tue 13.00 15.00 10/01/2012 20/03/2012 10 NULC £85.00

A

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

BESPOKE TRAINING FOR CARE STAFF As required – please enquire.

HNC HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE* TBA Sep-12 NVQs IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE (VARIOUS) Negotiated with candidates and employers.

NULC

Total How to Course Cost Enrol Enquire

A

Enquire

A

Enquire

C

For more information about all our courses visit www.nulc.ac.uk or call 01782 254254 Course information correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes.


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ENROL NOW:

Exciting opportunities for courses starting in January

Independent Living (for Young People and Adults with Learning Difficulties/Disabilities) Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

AWARD IN INDEPENDENT LIVING – HOUSEHOLD SKILLS (EL1) Various days and times – please enquire. NULC AWARD IN INDEPENDENT LIVING – LEISURE ACTIVITIES (EL1) Various days and times – please enquire. NULC

£195.00

Day

A A

Languages Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE Mon 18.00 21.00 09/01/2012 23/01/2012

3

NULC

£43.75

E

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE LEVEL 1 Mon 18.00 21.00 30/01/2012 18/06/2012

21

NULC

£270.00

E

CHINESE LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND BUSINESS Tue 18.30 20.30 10/01/2012 07/02/2012 FRENCH ADVANCED Wed 18.30 20.30 FRENCH ADVANCED Wed 18.30 20.30

11/01/2012 28/03/2012 18/04/2012 30/05/2012

5 10 7

NULC NULC NULC

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

£47.50 £85.00 £62.50

E E E

FRENCH LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND HOLIDAYS Tue 18.30 21.00 12/06/2012 03/07/2012

4

NULC

£47.50

E

GERMAN BEGINNERS TERM 2 Tue 18.30 20.30 01/02/2012 27/03/2012

17

NULC

£62.50

E

GERMAN LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND HOLIDAYS Tue 18.30 21.00 12/06/2012 03/07/2012 ITALIAN ADVANCED TERM 2 Thu 18.30 20.30 12/01/2012 29/03/2012 ITALIAN ADVANCED CONVERSATION TERM 3 Wed 13.30 15.30 18/04/2012 30/05/2012 ITALIAN ADVANCED TERM 3 Thu 18.30 20.30 19/04/2012 31/05/2012

4 10 7 7

NULC NULC NULC NULC

£62.50 £47.50 £110.00 £80.00 £80.00

£62.50

E

SPANISH IMPROVERS TERM 2 Wed 18.30 20.30 01/02/2012 28/03/2012

7

NULC

£62.50

E

SPANISH IMPROVERS TERM 3 Wed 18.30 20.30 18/04/2012 30/05/2012

7

NULC

£62.50

E

NULC

£47.50

E

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) IN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT – YEAR 1 TBA Sep-12 NULC Enquire

✓ Maths & English Day Start End Start ✓ Time Time Date ✓ ✓

Venue

End Date

Weeks

Venue

A

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

ENGLISH FOR ADULTS Various days and times – please enquire.

FREE

C

MATHS FOR ADULTS Various days and times – please enquire.

FREE

C

E

ACOUSTIC GUITAR, TUNING AND CHORD PLAYING Wed 18.30 20.30 11/01/2012 08/02/2012 5

NULC

£60.00

E

E

ACOUSTIC GUITAR, TUNING AND CHORD PLAYING Wed 18.30 20.30 29/02/2012 28/03/2012 5

NULC

£60.00

E

E

ACOUSTIC GUITAR, TUNING AND CHORD PLAYING Wed 18.30 20.30 18/04/2012 30/05/2012 7

NULC

£80.00

E

MUSICAL KEYBOARDS BLUES, BOOGIE, JAZZ AND POP Mon 18.30 20.30 09/01/2012 23/01/2012 3

NULC

£32.50

E

MUSICAL KEYBOARDS BLUES, BOOGIE, JAZZ AND POP Mon 18.30 20.30 19/03/2012 11/06/2012 10

NULC

£85.00

E

✓ ✓

MUSICAL KEYBOARDS BLUES, BOOGIE, JAZZ AND POP Mon 18.30 20.30 30/01/2012 12/03/2012 5

NULC

£47.50

E

E E E

£62.50

E

ITALIAN BEGINNERS TERM 3 Thu 18.30 20.30 19/04/2012 31/05/2012

7

NULC

£62.50

E

£47.50

NULC

NULC

NULC

7

E

7

4

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS TERM 3 Mon 19.00 21.00 16/04/2012 28/05/2012

✓ Music Day Start Time ✓

ITALIAN BEGINNERS TERM 2 Thu 18.30 20.30 02/02/2012 29/03/2012

ITALIAN LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND HOLIDAYS Thu 18.00 21.00 14/06/2012 05/07/2012

E

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS (VARIOUS TOPICS) Negotiated with candidates and employers. Enquire C

£55.00

NULC

£62.50

✓ ✓

NULC

7

NULC

C

6

GERMAN IMPROVERS TERM 3 Thu 18.30 20.30 19/04/2012 31/05/2012

17

Enquire

FRENCH IMPROVERS TERM 3 Mon 19.00 21.00 16/04/2012 28/05/2012

£62.50

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS TERM 2 Mon 19.00 21.00 30/01/2012 26/03/2012

NVQs IN TEAM LEADING AND MANAGEMENT Negotiated with candidates and employers.

E

NULC

E

£62.50

7

£47.50

A

NULC

GERMAN IMPROVERS TERM 2 Thu 18.30 20.30 02/02/2012 29/03/2012

NULC

205.00

7

£62.50

5

E

FRENCH IMPROVERS TERM 2 Mon 19.00 21.00 30/01/2012 26/03/2012

NULC

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS PLUS Thurs 18:30 20:30 10/05/2012 14/06/2012

CMI LEVEL 5 AWARD IN MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP Tue 17.00 20.30 10/01/2012 13/03/2012 7 NULC

E

7

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

£62.50

GERMAN BEGINNERS TERM 3 Tue 18.30 20.30 17/04/2012 29/05/2012

Venue

A

NULC

£62.50

Weeks

165.00

7

NULC

End Date

NULC

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS TERM 3 Tue 19.00 21.00 17/04/2012 29/05/2012

7

Start Date

E

E

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE TERM 3 Wed 18.30 20.30 18/04/2012 30/05/2012

End Time

CMI LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FIRST LINE MANAGEMENT Wed 17.30 20.30 18/01/2012 22/02/2012 5

£62.50

£62.50

Start Time

NULC

NULC

✓ FEE REMISSION AVAILABLE

HOW TO ENROL: A: Apply C: Call E: Enrol

C

7

7

WH: Wolstanton High School TB: Sir Thomas Boughey High School

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND HOLIDAYS ✓ SPANISH Thu 18.30 21.00 14/06/2012 05/07/2012 4 ✓ Leadership & Management Start End Start End Weeks ✓ Day Time Time Date Date

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS TERM 2 Tue 19.00 21.00 01/02/2012 27/03/2012

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE TERM 2 Wed 18.30 20.30 02/02/2012 28/03/2012

NULC: Newcastle-under-Lyme College CH: Clayton Hall Business and Languages College

Languages

Total How to Course Cost Enrol £195.00

Key

10 NULC NEWS

E

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (From January 2012) – YEAR 1 TBA Jan-12 NULC Enquire A

✓ Public Services Day Start End Start Time Time Date ✓

End Date

Weeks

Venue

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

FOUNDATION DEGREE (FdA) IN PUBLIC SERVICES

LIP READING SKILLS FOR THE HARD OF HEARING Mon 10.45 12.45 27/02/2012 26/03/2012 5

NULC

£47.50

C

CHINESE LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND FOOD Tue 18.30 21.00 12/06/2012 03/07/2012

4

NULC

£47.50

E

POLISH LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY Thu 18.30 20.30 12/01/2012 09/02/2012 5

NULC

£47.50

E

September 2012) – YEAR 1 ✓ (From TBA Jan-12 ✓ Warehousing Start End Start ✓ Day Time Time Date

INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS Thurs 18.30 20.30 12/01/2012 26/01/2012

3

NULC

£32.50

E

NVQ LEVEL 2 IN WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Enquire

C

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS Thurs 18:30 20:30 02/02/2012 03/05/2012

10

NULC

£85.00

E

NVQ LEVEL 3 IN LOGISTICS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Negotiated with candidates and employers.

Enquire

C

NULC

End Date

Weeks

Venue

Enquire

A

Total How to Course Cost Enrol

For more information about all our courses visit www.nulc.ac.uk or call 01782 254254 Course information correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes.


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Record-breaking RESULTS RESULTS STUDENTS at NULC Sixth Form Centre achieved more A and A* grades than ever before in 2011. A total of 130 A* and A grades were awarded across a range of subjects, including Business Studies, Biology and Psychology. Three subjects in particular achieved exceptional success Maths/Further Maths, Law and Physics.

In Maths, just under 60 per cent of students achieved A*-B grades, in Law 56 per cent of students achieved A*-B grades and in Physics 58 per cent achieved A*-B grades. Karen Dobson, Principal at NULC, said:“We’re absolutely delighted by the achievements of all the students and very proud of all the staff who have

LEAVING SCHOOL SOON? Whatever you want to achieve we’ll help you to make it happen. For more information about all our courses come along to our Open Day! Saturday 28 January, 10am-noon Pre-register your attendance online at www.nulc.ac.uk/events or call 01782 254254.

Interested in Access to Higher Education?

GOOD NEWS! The Pre-Access course now costs just £20 including the administration fee.

worked hard to provide the high standard of teaching, learning and support that helps our students to achieve such high levels of success year after year.” 100 per cent pass rates were achieved in 19 A Level subjects including Accounting, Law, Physics, Critical Thinking, Economics, Geography, English Language and Literature, Art and Design and Photography. The A Level success mirrors the high levels of achievement on the College’s vocational courses. 106 students achieved a triple distinction grade on the College’s advanced vocational courses – equivalent to three As at A Level and attracting the same number of UCAS points.  To see more student success stories visit www.nulc.ac.uk/results

RECORD BREAKERS... Students whose hard work led to the College celebrating recordbreaking A Level results.

Support helps duo achieve ‘uni’ dreams Tom Clarke, aged 18, of Seabridge Previous School: Clayton High School A Level Grades Achieved: Maths A*, Further Maths A*, Physics A* and Chemistry A. “As soon as I started at NULC the lecturers were always there and willing to help. The support was great and helped with all areas of student life. What’s more, the focus on individual study helped to prepare me for life at university. I’d recommend NULC for the helpful and friendly staff as well as the relaxed atmosphere.” Tom is now studying Maths at Oxford University.

Elizabeth Nemeth, aged 18, of May Bank Previous School: Wolstanton High School A Level Grades Achieved: Film Studies A*, Media Studies A, English Language and Literature A* and Psychology A. “I felt NULC was the right college for me as it has some of the best pass rates in the area for the courses I wanted to study. The staff are very supportive and were always available when I needed them. I’d thoroughly recommend NULC; the courses are brilliant.” Elizabeth is now studying Film at the University of Warwick.

Every year, more students from NULC go on to university than from any other college in Staffordshire.*

Fee concessions are also available. Please see page 7 to check your eligibility. For dates and times of the Pre-Access course and to enrol, please visit www.nulc.ac.uk

Check out our part-time course guide: pages 7-10

*Data from UCAS


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London visit gives a picture of life at leading employers A group of 15 students from Newcastleunder-Lyme College (NULC) headed to London on Tuesday 29 November to get a taste of working life at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. The trip was arranged through the College’s Health and Social Care and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Career Academy to help boost their networking and employability skills. The day involved around 1,300 students from across the UK, as well as over 100 leading London-based employers such as AstraZeneca, BT Wholesale, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, City of London Corporation, Marks and Spencer and Santander. In the morning, AstraZeneca provided NULC students with a behind the scenes look at how the organisation works, including a workplace tour. During the afternoon, students also received valuable advice from speakers including Channel 4’s Fairy Jobmother Hayley Taylor, Paul Wilson Senior Advisor at Bain and Company and speaker and author Lee Jackson. Sunder Sanghera, Career Academies Coordinator said:“Our students really looked forward to travelling to London to find out more about the inner-workings of a leading organisation. “The students enjoyed sharing their experiences with other Career Academy students from all over the country.”

4,000 flock to find out more A record number of future students and their parents flocked to the College’s three open events this autumn, to gain an insight into life at the Knutton Lane campus. Some 4,000 people flocked to see the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and talk to staff and students. The brand new 2012/13 prospectus was released and visitors were able to find out more about those courses before applying. Youngsters and their parents were also treated to a range of interactive demonstrations including graphics and animation, virtual gaming and live music. Principal Karen Dobson gave talks about the College’s recent successes and its plans for the future to packed audiences in the Auditorium. Now the College is urging anyone planning to attend its next Open Event on Saturday 28 January 2012, 10am-12noon to pre-register online by visiting its website www.nulc.ac.uk/events Lucy King, Head of Marketing and Communications, said:“It’s great to see so many potential students and their parents coming to find out what is on offer at NULC. “The College has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality education and our facilities, which are among the most up-to-date in the country, mean there’s an enormous demand for places.”

Award-winning hairdresser showcases ‘cutting edge’ skills

CELEBRITY hairdresser Lee Stafford took time out from his jet set lifestyle to inspire hairdressers of the future in the College’s Transform Salon and Spa. He staged a day of interactive hair demonstrations, helped by Level 3 Hairdressing students. Lee, pictured, who is known for his edgy style, also handpicked four student models to take part in the demonstrations. He hit the headlines last month when his partner, actress and model Jessica Jane Clement, was one of the favourites in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here series. His clients include actresses Billie Piper and Sophie Anderton, TV presenter Zoe Ball and pop star Rachel Stephens.  To find out more about Hairdressing Apprenticeships at NULC visit www.nulc.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

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The College’s Transform Salon and Spa offers a wide range of hair, beauty and holistic therapy services at affordable prices. The Salon is open to members of the public throughout the year.

Call 01782 254321 or email transform@nulc.ac.uk quoting ref. NEWYOU for details of our latest special offers and promotions. www.nulc.ac.uk/transform

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Fancy dress fun day makes £700 for Children in Need

Fashion show raises £1,000 ART and Creative Studies students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) hosted a charity fashion show which raised more than £1,000. The fashion show was organised to raise vital funds for the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust and to raise awareness of Black History Month. The fashion show took place on Friday 7 October at the College’s Knutton Lane campus. An array of Level 3 student work was exhibited on the night including dance, fashion, graphics, photography and music. The event was organised by Alex Williams, BTEC Art and Design Level 2 and 3 Coordinator at NULC. He said:“The College’s nominated charity is the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust and with October being Black History Month we thought it was a great idea to raise awareness for two very worthy causes.” He continued:“The students worked very hard to make the evening such a success.” A raffle was held on the night with prizes including theatre tickets, driving lessons, spa treatments and £100 off wedding photography.

STAFF and students at Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) dressed up in outrageous costumes and took part in a range of activities to raise more than £700 for Children in Need. On Friday 18 November, staff and students swapped their everyday college clothes and donned fancy dress outfits, in return for a donation. Jo Metcalf, Learner Participation Coordinator, said:“NULC is proud to be supporting Children in Need again this year. It’s a great way for our students to contribute to a very worthwhile cause while having lots of fun.” In addition to the fancy dress theme, staff members Jon Hyde (Functional Skills) and Dave Samuel (ICT) took part in a charity

badminton match dressed as Superman and Mr. Invincible, dubbed the ‘Clash of the Titans’. Students from NULC Sixth Form Centre held a table top sale, where items donated by staff and students were on sale. Official Children in Need merchandise, including Pudsey key rings and bracelets, was also on sale from the Students’ Union with all proceeds being donated to the cause. Other fundraising activities included a Cake Sale in the Food Hall, organised by students from Foundation Studies. The students also sold raffle tickets for a giant Pudsey teddy bear. Volunteers also be took buckets round the College throughout the day to collect donations from staff and students.

Mascot Pudsey Bear joined staff and students to raise money for the BBC’s annual appeal.

Supersonic speedster

MAKES PIT-STOP PUPILS from North Staffordshire were able to see the Bloodhound SSC (Supersonic Car) at Newcastle-under-Lyme College. The Bloodhound SSC made a pit stop at the College on Wednesday 12 October, where more than 300 invited school children were able to meet those involved in building the car and view the full size 13.4 metre replica.

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The young visitors were also treated to a presentation in the College’s state-of-the-art auditorium from members of the Bloodhound SSC team, who shared engineering secrets from the project, explaining the challenges that still need to be overcome and discussing the opportunities that exist for today’s students. The Bloodhound SSC Project is Britain’s latest attempt to break the World Land Speed Record, raising awareness and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in the process. NULC offers a range of STEM subjects, many being taught at its dedicated £6 million Skills and Technology Centre. Karen Dobson, Principal and Chief Executive at

NULC said:“The Bloodhound Project is a unique way to get more students interested in subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In this year’s Mathematics and Physics A Level results, 60% of NULC students achieved grades A*-B, which goes to prove that NULC is the ideal choice for people interested in a career in the Sciences and Engineering.” The Bloodhound SSC is set to tackle the World Land Speed Record in 2013 on the Hakskeen Pan, South Africa. The site offers a 12 mile track, across a dry lake bed – providing the space for the Bloodhound, which is designed to cover 16 km in 100 seconds, to travel at 1.4 times the speed of sound and faster than a bullet fired from a Magnum 357.

FIRST STEPS COURSE FOR ADULTS

If you’re aged 19 or over and thinking about returning to training or employment, Newcastle-under-Lyme College’s First Steps to Training and Employment course can help you get started. Courses run part-time for 6 weeks and are free to all students.* To book your place on the next course contact us on:

01782 254254 info@nulc.ac.uk or email

*A £10 college admin fee is payable once per academic year.

SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS The College can provide a service to employers by assisting in recruitment and pre-employment training of candidates with the right skills and aptitudes; as well as supporting employers who may be looking to reduce the size of their workforce by providing advice, guidance, training and job matching services to employees in advance of redundancy. For more information please call the Employment and Training Centre Team on:

The supersonic Bloodhound car, left, pictured above during its visit to NULC.

01782 254124 info@nulc.ac.uk or email

For more information about all our courses visit www.nulc.ac.uk or call 01782 254254


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Vital Statistics

Claire Hughes

Workouts leave Claire

FEELING GREAT CLAIRE Hughes is a busy mum-of-two who works full-time as an Accounts Assistant at Newcastle-under-Lyme College.

Weight after: 8st 5lb

In January 2011, having spent Christmas gorging on unhealthy treats, Claire returned to work feeling lethargic, lacking energy and feeling body conscious. So she took the brave move to change her eating habits and attitude to exercise. Claire said:“I was a size 14 and felt so body conscious. I was untoned and embarrassed how the weight had crept on.” Knowing she needed to make a change, Claire joined the gym at the Gordon Banks Sports Centre based at Newcastle-under-Lyme College in January. At first, Claire found the thought of exercise daunting.“I found it difficult trying to stay in the gym for an hour-long workout and was scared to use the various equipment.” “Staff at the centre are brilliant and very friendly. They’re always on hand to support you and offer help. They have lots of knowledge of different types of training so that I never get bored.” Claire has made an effort to schedule exercise into her daily life. “I go every day during my lunch break and try and do as many classes as I can fit into my very busy work and family life. There are lots of classes on offer, including Zumba, Aerumba and Circuits, and the opening times suit my busy schedule as the gym is open until 10pm on weekdays.”

Size before: 14 Size after: 8/10

‘Fittest I have ever been’

Total weight loss: 2 stone

She added:“I’ve even gone as far as to enrol myself on a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, which is also taught at the Gordon Banks Sports Centre. In my spare time I have friends that like to come to my house for training sessions.” Having lost two stones and becoming incredibly toned, Claire has become an inspiration to friends and family.“I have so much more energy and generally feel healthy. “This is the fittest I have been in my life and I feel brilliant every day.” Leading a healthy lifestyle can be a struggle for anyone who leads a busy life. Claire’s secret to balancing a busy home life and healthy lifestyle? “I make a plan for the week ahead so that I can work out each day. It's okay to rest but the next time I’m training it’s harder, so I will increase my time, or weights, to push my body harder.” “My journey has not been just about weight loss. It’s about changing the way I think about exercise.

Full name: Claire Hughes Job title: Accounts Assistant at Newcastle-underLyme College Age: 33 Lives: Stoke-on-Trent Family: Married with two daughters Height: 5ft 6in Weight before: 10st 5lb

Current exercise regime: 1 hour gym session daily 2 x 7 mile run a week Cavewomen training once a week Circuit training twice a week Box fit training once a week Typical day’s meal plan before: Breakfast: 2 x white toast Lunch: Sandwich on white bread with crisps and a chocolate bar Tea: Chicken and large chips Snacks: Crisps, chocolate bars Typical day’s meal plan after: Breakfast: Weetabix with skimmed milk Lunch: Cup-a-soup, apple, orange, kiwi Tea: Jacket potato with tuna and salad Snacks: Banana Drinks: 2 litres of water a day

Sports centre duty manager Emma Broadhurst helps Claire Hughes with her workouts.

“If you exercise regularly you will be helping to keep your heart healthy, as well as all your important organs, and your bones. “It’s important to enjoy exercise so that you continue. If you don't you wouldn't bother going back to the gym, so you have to find the right workouts to suit you.” Louise Ziemann, Manager at the Gordon Banks Sports Centre said:“Claire’s been a dedicated member of the gym and classes for some time now and has lost a significant amount of weight, changed her whole body shape and has a real positive attitude to exercise and general fitness. She’s a real success story!” The Centre was officially opened by Gordon

Banks OBE in April 2010. The Centre is located next to the new college building. It offers a 25-station gym and a programme of aerobic and fitness classes in an air-conditioned dance studio. There are various payment options including ‘pay as you go’ for either the dance studio classes and the gym, or you can choose to take out one of our cost effective monthly membership options from £20 per month. Membership includes access to the spa and sauna facilities in the College’s Transform Salon and Spa.  To find out more visit www.nulc.ac.uk/ sportscentre, call 01782 254300 or email sportscentre@nulc.ac.uk

Looking for an affordable gym?

SPECIAL OFFER: 1 FREE MONTH*! Don’t just take our word for it – try our facilities for yourself, completely free of charge, for a whole month. Call 01782 254300 quoting ref. NEWYOU to book a free induction.

The Gordon Banks Sports Centre offers pay-as-you-go and monthly gym memberships to members of the public at competitive prices. The 25-station gym features state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. We also run a number of popular fitness classes in our large, air-conditioned dance studio.

www.nulc.ac.uk/sportscentre *T&Cs apply – please visit: www.nulc.ac.uk/sportscentre for details.

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NEW FITNESS STUDIO TIMETABLE COMING SOON Please visit: www.nulc.ac.uk/sportscentre for details of classes and prices Students Adam Vickers, Cameron Wingrove, Sam Holmes and Claire Hughes, together with Karen Ramsay (Company Founder and Course Tutor).

Qualified instructors

FIT FOR NEW JOB PEOPLE wanting to change careers or just expand their knowledge and experience in fitness instructing can now undertake fitness instructor courses with a brand new company, KR Fitness Education. Working in partnership with The Gordon Banks Sports Centre, KR Fitness Education will be running the CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing in Gym-Based Exercise and Exercise to Music – your first step into working in the fitness industry. Courses are open to anyone aged 16 or over, who has a keen interest in instructing and wants to progress their skills and gain a qualification that will allow them to either run group fitness classes, or work as a gym instructor.

Company founder Karen Ramsay is delighted to be working with The Gordon Banks Sports Centre to offer the opportunity for people to qualify in fitness instructing. “I am very excited to be able to offer these courses, as there are few other local providers. The excellent facilities at The Gordon Banks Sports Centre provide a perfect environment for the students to learn their instructing skills. “All students get a membership to the fitness facilities whilst on a course, to enable them to practice their instructing skills, or just use the gym and classes to improve their own fitness levels. “Even in the recession, the fitness industry continues to

expand, so there are growing opportunities for employment as instructors. New styles of aerobics are also increasing the popularity of group exercise classes, so this is a great time to be involved in instructing.” KR Fitness Education’s first students have completed their Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing training and are now ready to undertake their assessments to qualify as Gym Instructors. Students have learned how to teach safe use of cardio equipment, fixed weights and a range of free weights exercises, plus the theory of exercise, including anatomy and physiology, heath and safety and how to work with clients in a gym.

Louise Ziemann, Manager of The Gordon Banks Sports Centre said: “We are delighted that KR Fitness Education have chosen to run courses in our centre. These professional qualifications will allow people to work in the fitness industry and can open doors to employment.” Courses are run in a ‘fast-track’ format over 3 weekends (next course starting in February 2012) and a ‘standard’ evening class (over 24 weeks) will also be available from January 2012. Costs start at £475 for a standard course, to £675 for a fast track course. ● For further details, please see www.krfitnesseducation.co.uk, email info@krfitnesseducation .co.uk or call Karen on 07553 135608.

For the latest Academy of Sport news visit nulcacademysport. blogspot.com Get ahead of the game www.nulc.ac.uk/sport

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David Meakin... called up to the England rugby squad.

NULC Netball Squad – West Midlands Performance League Winners 2010-11

Scrum half David selected to join England rugby squad A Newcastle-under-Lyme College student was selected for the England Rugby Squad after going through a series of trials. David Meakin, a scrum half or centre, attended the England training camp. David is an A Level student studying Maths, Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics and a member of the College’s Rugby Academy.

He said:“I was shocked to find out that I had been selected as the trials were really hard and the standard was very high.” Trevor Humphreys, the Academy of Sport Manager, said: “David is an extremely committed young individual who is realising his talent in rugby. It is further evidence that the support of the College is allowing students to reach their sporting potential.”

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Teams and individuals triumph at big regional championships COLLEGE sports teams, squads and individuals triumphed at the West Midlands Regional Championships at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. Both the Men’s and Ladies’ Volleyball squads saw off competition from the rest of the West Midlands to be crowned West Midlands Champions. They were joined by Roxy Keshavarz in the ladies squash, Lucy Hayes in Ladies’ Cross Country and Sam Botham in Men’s Cross Country. These students join Natalie Slater who already qualified in Ladies’ Table Tennis, and 2 swimmers, Grant Hamnett and Jemma Caulsey who were selected within the swimming squad. All of these students will now go on to compete for the West Midlands at the British Colleges Sport National Championships which will take place at Bath University from 30 March to the 1st April 2012.

Get set for 2012

OLYMPICS

NULC has been officially welcomed in to London 2012’s Get Set network, in recognition of its commitment to Olympic and Paralympic Values.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has awarded the College with the status to acknowledge its involvement in the London 2012 education programme through the NULC Academy of Sport. The Academy gives students the chance to study and pursue their sporting interests at the same time. Opportunities for students include Football, Basketball and Netball Academies, an Elite Sports Performance Programme (ESPP), a Sports Volunteering and Leadership Academy and a Coach Education Programme.

Lord Coe, Chairman of LOCOG, said: “When London won the right to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, we made a clear promise to use the power of the 2012 Games to inspire young people. “I’m proud to welcome Newcastleunder-Lyme College in to the Get Set network for their exciting work around the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect and the Paralympic Values of inspiration, courage, determination and equality.” The College joins schools and colleges across the UK as members of the Get Set network and will receive access to exclusive competitions and 2012 Games related opportunities over the coming years. Trevor Humphreys, NULC Academy of Sport Manager and lecturer at NULC has been the driving force behind the College’s involvement

 To find out more about the NULC Academy of Sport visit www.nulc.ac.uk/sport

NULC Football First Team Squad – West Midlands Performance League Winners 2010-11.

The winning volleyball team, top, and cross country teams.

Newcastle-under-Lyme College Open Event

with London 2012 activities and the Get Set network. He said:”We’re delighted to be part of the Get Set network. “Our students will be working hard to get students of all ages interested and involved in sport, while focusing on the Olympic Games and Paralympic values.”

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