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Issue 3 January 2013 www.nulc.ac.uk Tel:01782 254254 AWARD WINNER 2012

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January courses available to help boost job prospects A limited number of places are available at the College on full-time courses starting in January. The full-time Entry Level and Level 1 Vocational Studies courses are aimed at young people aged 16 to 18 who are not currently in education, employment or training and want to improve their prospects. Karen Dobson, Principal and Chief Executive at NULC, said: “College offers a very different environment to school; we’re here to support people in achieving their goals whatever their starting point.” On the Entry Level course, students can choose from the following subjects: Early Years, Health and Social Care, Construction, Hair and Beauty, Sport and Leisure, Public Services and ICT. Meanwhile the following pathways are available on the Level 1 course: Early Years, Health and Social Care, Public Services and Animal Care. The College currently operates a number of schemes where students can apply for financial support and also sells bus passes at a reduced cost, in a bid to make studying at college more accessible. A number of Apprenticeship vacancies are also on offer, meaning young people can study while earning money at the same time.  To find out more visit www.nulc.ac.uk/january email info@nulc.ac.uk or call the Information Point on 01782 254254.

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Check out our exciting range of courses for adults starting from January 2013!

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app called NULC-AR, download it and you’re ready to go. Open the app and look at the picture below – the one with the black frame – through your camera, and you’re in for a big surprise. Turn to page 4 for more AR magic!

NULC News wins top award

Taking Steps 2 Work...Staff from the NULC Employment and Training Centre. Left to right: Dawn Dehavilland, Alex Condliffe, Alison Slack, Heather Bell and Hayley Joynson.

THE College is celebrating after scooping a top national marketing award. The College won the Gold Award in the Magazine Publication Category at the College Marketing Network’s 2012 FE First Awards for its community newspaper and course guide, NULC News. Judges commended a ‘professionally produced, eye-catching, well written and engaging publication’.

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ORE than 100 people have been helped back into work under Newcastle-under-Lyme College’s new commitment to helping unemployed adults.

COMMUNITY PRIDE: A new pop-up gallery in Newcastle Town Centre sold the very best handmade gifts from students and artists connected to the College in the run up to Christmas.  SEE PAGE 11

FOLLOW THE CODE...

The College’s Steps 2 Work Programme, launched earlier in the year, is urging anyone aged over 19 who is currently unemployed or is facing redundancy to get in touch to find out more about the programme which offers short courses, vocational training and workshops to develop interview skills and CVs. Turn to page 3 for more information and success stories.

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Loans can help cover tuition fees FOR the first time students who are studying a degreelevel course part-time can apply for a student loan to cover the cost of their tuition fees. This means that, just like those studying full-time, part-time students no longer need to pay upfront for their studies. If you take a part-time degree-level course at NULC, such as a Foundation degree or HNC, you can apply for a loan of up to £6,750. Remember that a student loan is very different to a commercial loan – they do not go on credit files and debt collectors will not chase you for it! You don't need to pay the loan back until you are earning at least £21,000. Repayments start in the April four years after the start of your course or the April after you leave your course – whichever comes first, and is repaid through the income tax system. If you lose your job, take a pay cut or career break once you’ve started repaying the loan, repayments stop or drop accordingly – no questions asked. To qualify for a loan, you must be studying at a course intensity of at least 25 per cent of the full-time equivalent per year. If you’re thinking of applying to start a course in September, it’s a good idea to send off your forms as soon as possible to ensure your loan arrives before the start of term.

How to apply You can complete your application by downloading a form from www.student financeengland.co.uk  For more information about paying for your course and financial support, visit www.nulc.ac.uk/finance

New course helps build

To find out more or to apply for the course, visit www.nulc.ac.uk/he or contact the Information Point on 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk

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new Higher Education course in Construction aims to boost workers’ skills and help them further their careers.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and the Built Environment launches in January 2013 and the College is inviting applications now. Jason Lancaster, NULC’s Head of Construction, said:“The course is aimed at local adults who are already working in the industry but are looking to enhance their skills and develop a successful career.” The two-year course is offered part-time, with learners studying one afternoon/evening a week, allowing them to continue their employment whilst improving their qualifications. The course will help learners to progress into a supervisory role or professional position such as quantity surveyor or architectural technician. The course is assessed through assignments and coursework throughout the year, meaning there are no formal examinations. It will be taught at the College’s £5million Skills and Technology Centre which is home to top class facilities and features industry standard equipment. Jason added:“We’re accepting applications for the new course now, so I would urge anyone in the construction industry that is eager to progress in their career to get in touch with us straight away to find out more about the course.” NULC runs a successful Higher Education provision offering Foundation degrees and HNCs at its bespoke University Centre including Sport, Music Technology, Contemporary Art Practice, Graphics and Digital Media, Public Services, Engineering, Health and Social Care, ICT and Psychology.

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I’m a more confident person, much happier in myself knowing I have a purpose and that I’ve changed my life.

Painter and decorator Tom Durber in action.

Leap back into education was one of ‘best choices’ Tom ever made TOM Durber, aged 28, from Audley, joined the College’s Employment and Training Centre in March this year on an employability course. The six-week course helped him develop his personal skills and look at training and career options available to him. Tom decided to progress on to a Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. He said: “I’m a more confident person, much happier in myself knowing I have a purpose and that I’ve changed my life. I found balancing home life and college life difficult at first, but I know it will be worth it in the end, as I want to make a success of my life. “My biggest challenge has been theory classes, I’ve not been in a classroom environment since school but the tutors have been very encouraging and introduced me to new technology and techniques.” Tom added:“I’ve really enjoyed learning new

skills and being challenged, using my brain and hands instead of just sitting at home being depressed. I’ve learnt to use computers and I’ve met new people which has helped my confidence no end.” Tom now has a message for any other adults thinking about taking the leap back into education. He said:“100 per cent go for it! For years I sat at home depressed with my life and disappointed in the choices I’d made, waiting for my life to change. “But it doesn’t happen by itself, you have to change it yourself and going back to college is one of the best choices I have ever made.”  To find out more about the range of part-time Construction courses available to adults visit www.nulc.ac.uk or contact the Information Point on 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk

University-level courses at your local college HNC in Construction and the Built Environment This course will help you move into a supervisory role or professional position as a quantity surveyor or architectural technician. Assessment is through assignments and coursework throughout the year. Part-time study – one day per week in college over 2 years.

For further information see the course guide on pages 7-10, or visit www.nulc.ac.uk/he

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


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Do you need help getting back into employment?

Our FREE Steps 2 Work programme can help. We can offer you: ● A two day personal development programme. ● Access to Level 1 vocational training in areas such as care, warehousing and customer service.

The NULC Employment and Training Centre on Knutton Lane.

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OBS have been secured for more than 100 unemployed local adults since Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) launched a new initiative in April. The Steps 2 Work programme helps people who are out of work to develop their existing skills and gain additional vocational qualifications to help them back into employment. Tim Trickett, aged 53, from Knutton, joined the progamme in May this year having faced redundancy. The former chef signed up to the Steps 2 Work programme where he improved his Maths and English skills as well as gaining a Level 1 vocational qualification in Warehousing and Storage. He passed, and has since secured employment at the New Look Distribution Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.Tim said: “The Steps 2 Work programme has been really enjoyable. I liked the group of people I was with and the tutors were excellent at their jobs. “The knowledge and skills I’ve learnt have allowed me to secure employment, which is very hard to do at my age.”

Tim Trickett, 53, has found a job after enrolling on the College’s Steps 2 Work programme.

Alison Slack, Manager of the College’s Employment and Training Centre, said:“We are committed to helping local adults and assisting with the economic development of the county as a whole, and that means helping those seven per cent of people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire who are out of work.” Steps 2 Work helps adults gain the skills employers are looking for, while supporting them with CV workshops and interview training to give them a better chance of securing a lasting job. Candidates are encouraged to undertake short vocational training courses in areas linked to the local jobs market, such as Care,Warehousing, Office Skills and Administration,Welding, Customer Service and Construction.There is also a specially tailored programme for lone parents returning to work. To be eligible for the free training and support on offer, people must be aged 19 or over and claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support (ESA) or other work-related benefits. A particular success has been the work the College has done with retail giant New Look, which has a distribution centre at Lymedale Business Park in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Since October the College has secured employment at New Look for 79 local adults, and a further 19 candidates have interviews lined up. Alison Slack said: “We’ve worked hard to build relationships with local employers enabling us to provide excellent job opportunities to adults on the Steps 2 Work programme.”

● Membership to our work club. ● Support and guidance on CV’s, interview techniques, job search and application forms. ● The support of a recruitment specialist.

For more information contact the Employment and Training Centre on 01782 254124, email info@nulc.ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk

Does your business need help in the recruitment and pre-employment training of candidates?

 To find out more about the Steps 2 Work programme, contact the NULC Employment and Training Centre on 01782 254124, email alex.condliffe@nulc.ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk

Simple support makes big difference LEARNING Support Worker Claire Littlehales, aged 37, lives in Wolstanton with her 13-year-old daughter and is currently improving her maths and English skills at Newcastle-underLyme College. She is employed full-time as a Learning Support Worker and has been diagnosed with dyslexia. Claire joined the Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy course in September. She said:“I didn’t do very well in school. I never got the help I needed and it was only in later

life that I found out I had dyslexia. “Overcoming my own barriers and attitude towards learning, I’ve adapted to new ideas and found ways to work with my dyslexia rather than against it. “In the past I’ve let my dyslexia dictate what I could and couldn’t do but the College has been great by helping me with simple things like changing the colour of the background on the computers and providing hand-outs in a light blue colour

which allows me to see the words more clearly. “I’ve lots more confidence and self-belief in my own abilities; I’ve even become the Chair for our team meeting at work, something I would have shied away from before coming to the College. “I would tell other adults to give college a go and not to give up. At the College you’ll find great tutors and all the help and support you need.”  Anyone who would like to develop their maths and English skills on a part-time course should contact 01782 254254 email info@nulc.ac.uk, or visit www.nulc.ac.uk

Come along to the College Open Day

Are you reducing the size of your workforce and need support in providing a careers service to employees in advance of redundancy? The College’s specialist team at the Employment and Training Centre can help.

For more information call 01782 254124, email info@nulc.ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk

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Watch films here with our amazing app

Appointments Personnel.

Movies light up

successes Tap the app and see! IF you’ve downloaded your free NULC AR app as described on page 1, all you have to do is start the app and look at one of the four photographs here through your camera. As if by magic you’ll be able to watch the video. If you don’t want to stand still just tap the screen twice and you can take the video with you! Look out for more Augmented Reality from NULC in the future.

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HORT films have been produced by NULC to promote the benefits of its Apprenticeships scheme. The films – available to view on the College’s YouTube Channel (youtube.com/ newcastleulymecol) – feature real employers and apprentices talking about what attracted them to Apprenticeships with NULC and the impact that hiring an apprentice has had on their business Vicky Boulton-Clarke, Head of Employer Engagement, hopes the films will encourage more employers to take on an apprentice. She said:“In the last year we’ve noticed a big increase in the number of local firms interested in Apprenticeships. “These films will help anyone interested to find out more about what’s involved.” John Baskeyfield Primary School, ABB, Appointments Personnel and Signature Hair Salon all took part in the films after reaping the benefits of employing apprentices through the College. NULC works closely with more than 400 local employers to provide Apprenticeships in areas including Accounting, Beauty Therapy, Business and Adminstration, Customer Service, Construction, Childcare, Electro-technical, Engineering, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Sport and Leisure, Retail and IT and Motor Vehicle.

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING MADE SIMPLE > > > > > > > > > > > >

Accounting (AAT) > Business and Administration Brickwork > Carpentry/Joinery Children and Young People’s Workforce Creative Industries > Customer Service Electrical Installation Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical) Hairdressing > Health and Social Care Information Technology (IT) Leadership and Management Painting and Decorating > Retail Sport (Fitness Industry/Coaching) Warehousing

INTERESTED IN TRAINING AN APPRENTICE? Recruit an apprentice and you may be eligible to receive a £1500 government grant* * Terms and conditions apply

There’s never been a better time to employ an apprentice, so don’t miss out. Get in touch today!

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With an apprentice salary starting at around £97 per week, employers can benefit from an extra member of staff and receive ongoing support from an experienced Apprenticeship assessor who will visit the apprentice in the workplace to minimise disruption to the business. Vicky added:“Apprenticeships are a unique, low-cost and low-risk way of ensuring that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future.The College takes care of the entire apprentice recruitment process. This provides significant cost savings whilst allowing you to make the final decision as to who will join your organisation.” “Working with employers to create opportunities like this is vital in reducing youth unemployment and developing skills that support economic growth.” In addition to providing Apprenticeships, the College also works with employers across the region to provide bespoke training programmes and work-based NVQs.

College leads the way NEWCASTLE-under-Lyme College (NULC) is leading the way by using Augmented Reality (AR) in its award-winning newspaper. The videos readers can watch using the free NULC AR app on their iPhones, iPads and Andriod phones and tablets are just the tip of the iceberg. AR is now being used in gaming and other home entertainment, as well as in the very best magazines and newspapers. Please contact us via Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think!

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 To find out more about the College’s Apprenticeships and employer training programmes contact the team on 01782 254376, email employers@nulc.ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk/employer

Jack, 18, is tuned in to job in music

Jack Hilditch at work in the College’s state-of-the-art music studio.

JACK Hilditch, aged 18, from Basford, joined the College in 2010 as a full-time student studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology. Having completed his second year of the Level 3 Diploma, Jack decided to progress on to the Foundation degree (FdSc) in Music Technology. He has been encouraged to take part in work placements, allowing him to gain industry experience. He said: “I have done voluntary work at Thistley Hough High School as a live sound and lighting engineer, I’ve shadowed sound engineers at local music venues and this year I will be taking placements at the Regent Theatre and the Mitchell Arts Centre, helping the sound and lighting crews.” The College features a state-of-the-art Music Technology suite with industry standard equipment and a 200-seat auditorium for live performances. Jack added:“The course has changed my life. I now know exactly what I want

to do and I have a plan mapped out which sets exciting goals that I know I will achieve. “I use top class equipment and I’m developing my skills while doing something I love, which is great!”  To find out more about the Foundation degree in Music Technology which starts in January 2013, visit www.nulc.ac.uk/he or contact the Information Point on 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk

Volunteers trained in hospice partnership NEWCASTLE-under-Lyme College (NULC) has worked in partnership with the Douglas Macmillan Hospice to provide volunteers with a professional qualification. The College has supported a number of volunteers from the Douglas Macmillan Hospice through the NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care. Gill Brealey,Tutor/Assessor for Health and Social Care at NULC said:“The qualification that the Douglas Macmillan volunteers have achieved provides them with practical and academic knowledge of the health and social care setting, allowing them to further enhance

the much valued care already provided by the outstanding hospice.” The volunteers from the lodges at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice are the first volunteers to achieve the qualification.The Community Lodges are designed to provide palliative respite and end of life care. The volunteers were presented with certificates for their qualifications at a presentation evening on 19 November, which was supported by the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire Ian Dudson.  To find out more about studying a workbased qualification visit www.nulc.ac.uk

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New website has host of hi-tech functions THE College’s new website allows users to create a personalised prospectus, apply for courses online and in many cases also enrol online. Lucy King, Head of Marketing and Communications at NULC, said: “Our new site allows users more functionality and a simplified and easy to use course search option. “Whether you know the exact course you’re looking for or just want to browse what’s on offer, the new website allows you to do this in a clear and easy format.” Users can register their details which gives them access to the ‘my NULC’ area, allowing them to bookmark the courses they are interested in

as well as tracking completed applications and enrolments. The new website is also mobile optimised, meaning you can access the College website using a Smartphone and still enjoy all the functionality of using the main website. The College strives to be at the forefront of digital technology and currently operates a Facebook and Twitter page as well as having over 20 subject blogs dedicated to documenting news and projects from each subject area.

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“Having to stand at the front of a class and do activities with the children was intimidating, but now I love it and know that I belong at the front of the class helping children.” Andrew’s advice to adults considering returning to education is to be realistic, think about what they like doing and think about the opportunities that are available in the local job market. He added: “Then if you still have that nagging thought in the back of your head that you’re capable of achieving more, then go for it!” Having completed his NVQ Level 3 in Children & Young People’s Workforce, Andrew has gained full-time employment at Holy Trinity Pre-School in Newcastle where he works as a Childcare Practitioner.  To find out more about work-based qualifications and NVQs at NULC, visit www.nulc.ac.uk or contact the Information Point on 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk

WORKPLACE TRAINING (NVQS) As one of the largest FE colleges in the region we have one of the most comprehensive portfolios of training to offer to employers and working professionals.

 To view the new website visit www.nulc.ac.uk

NDREW Gray, aged 44, lives in Newcastle with his wife aged 40 and twins aged 11. In 2010 he took voluntary redundancy having spent 12 years working in the steel distribution industry. Deciding he needed a change, Andrew signed up for an NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development at NULC. He said:“Following voluntary redundancy I decided to turn the situation into a positive and make a complete career change. I have two children and felt my future was in childcare. By gaining my qualifications at Newcastle-underLyme College I’ve got a new found self-belief. “Having spent my whole working life doing the same job, it was quite daunting to think I was going to start all over again, but the College has given me the confidence and qualifications I need for a successful new career. “I’ve worked hard to gain voluntary work in local schools and childcare environments, and I must admit that first placement I did in a Year 6 class was very challenging.

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Andrew Gray – pictured with NULC Assessor Maria Alaimo – was awarded Adult Achiever of the Year by the College.

NVQs are nationally recognised and training and assessment is carried out completely in the workplace. We offer NVQs in the following subjects: > Accounting > Brickwork > Business Administration > Carpentry/Joinery > Children’s Care, Learning and Development > Customer Service > Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical) > Electrical Installation > Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy > Health and Social Care > IT (iTQ) > Leadership and Management > Painting and Decorating > Retail Operations > Team Leading > Warehousing Operations

For further information call 01782 254376, email employers@nulc.ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk/employers

University-level courses at your local college Foundation degree (FdSc) in

Music Technology This course encourages you to develop the skills involved in the creation, management of and use of technology involved in the music and media industry. Part-time study – one afternoon/evening per week in college over 2 years.

Come and try out our facilities!

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College set to expand to station site THE College has bought land housing the old fire station on Knutton Lane. The site, which formerly belonged to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, is in an ideal location opposite the College’s main campus. Ian Hookway, Director of HR and Communications at the College, said:“We are considering a range of exciting developments for the former fire station site in response to ever increasing student numbers, which will further enhance the range of outstanding facilities and courses available at our main campus. Staff, students, residents and other partners will be fully consulted throughout the process.” The College intends to submit a planning application to Newcastle Borough Council early next year.

NULC works with area’s big hitters

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HE Microsoft IT Academy at Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) is an accredited centre specialising in certified and bespoke IT training courses for IT professionals and business users. The Academy offers a range of courses, from Microsoft Office qualifications targeting business professionals to Microsoft Professional Developer aimed at web developers. In a highly competitive jobs market recruiters are seeking the best potential employees that they can possibly find and a Microsoft qualification can add significant value to your CV and help it stand out. Victoria Disley, Curriculum Manager for

Computing, Business and Management said: “We are very proud to have been awarded Microsoft Academy status. “It means that we can address the needs of both business professionals and local businesses by providing bespoke solutions.” The Microsoft Office courses starting in January are the first ones to be delivered with more to follow throughout the year – see the Course Guide on pages 7-10 for details.  If you are a business and you require specific or bespoke training for your employees then contact us today to find out more – visit www.nulc.ac.uk, telephone 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk

Aiming for a career boost with finance qualification

THE College (NULC) is delivering Apprenticeships to six out of the top ten businesses in Staffordshire. A new report published by Experian lists JCB, Michelin, Dechra, Phones4U, Alstom and Bet365 amongst the county’s top ten businesses. NULC works with more than 400 employers to provide Apprenticeships in Accounting, Beauty Therapy, Business and Administration, Customer Service, Construction, Childcare, Electro-technical, Engineering, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Sport and Leisure, Retail and IT and most recently Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships.  To discuss training needs and find out what support is available, contact the Employer Engagement team on 01782 254376 or email employers@nulc.ac.uk

NHS Assistant Divisional FInance Manager Kelly Mandley is working to become a qualified accountant.

KELLY Mandley, aged 29 from Norton, is the Assistant Divisional Finance Manager for the North Staffordshire NHS. Kelly has 10 years’ experience in the financial sector but aspires to become a qualified accountant with the help of Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC). Kelly is in her first year studying a professional qualification accredited by the ACCA at NULC. She said: “I’ve worked in finance for 10 years and have a wealth of experience and knowledge but I wanted to further that by adding a professional and industry recognised qualification to my CV.” NULC offers professional courses in computing, accounting and management for adult learners. Sarah Champ, Accounting Lecturer, said: “By studying for an ACCA or AAT qualification at the College, you’re studying a professional qualification which once completed will certify you as a qualified accountant, enabling you to progress further in your career in the financial industry.” With her first exam in December, Kelly adds:“I’m hopeful I will pass my first exams. It is hard juggling full-time employment and studying but I know I’m capable and the staff at the College are really supportive and have helped to build my confidence.”

Curriculum Manager for Computing, Business and Management Vicki Disley at work in one of the College’s IT suites.

 To find out more about the range of part-time professional qualifications in Computing, Accounting and Management at NULC visit www.nulc.ac.uk or contact the Information Point on 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk

Do you need project management training? At Newcastle-under-Lyme College we offer a range of project management courses including: - PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Qualifications - Association of Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate - Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management

All of our qualifications are widely used in the private sector and are a great asset to your CV!

For further information contact the College Information Centre on 01782 254254 or contact the course leader on 07990 782839 or email ray.mcconaghy@nulc.ac.uk

PRINCE2® is a registered trademark of the Cabinet Office.

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ENROL NOW: Exciting opportunities for courses starting from January 2013

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Enrol

Art, Design and Painting ✓ NER151 Thu 18:30 20:30 17/1/13

Cake and Cupcake Decorating ✓ NES083 Tue 18:30 20:30 15/1/13 26/3/13 9 £90.00 NES083 Cake and Cupcake Decorating ✓ Y Tue 18:30 20:30 16/4/13 21/5/13 6 £60.00 NPR065 Creative Jewellery Making – Salvation Army Chesterton ✓ Y Fri 12:45 14:45 25/1/13 8/2/13 3 £22.50 Creative Jewellery Making – Salvation Army Chesterton ✓ NPR065 Fri 12:45 14:45 8/3/13 16/6/13 8 £50.75 NER283 Dressmaking and Sewing Skills ✓ Y Mon 18:30 21:00 21/1/13 4/2/13 3 £28.00 NER486 Flower Arranging Part 3 ✓ Y Mon 18:00 20:30 14/1/13 29/4/13 12 £112.50 Patchwork and Quilting ✓ NER353 Tue 18:30 21:00 15/1/13 19/3/13 NES028 Sugarcraft and Cake Decorating ✓ Y Wed 19:00 21:00 16/1/13 27/3/13 NES028 Sugarcraft and Cake Decorating ✓ Y Wed 19:00 21:00 17/4/13 22/5/13

FIND OUT MORE AT OUR PRE ACCESS OPEN DAYS, Friday 15 February and Friday 26 April, 9.30am-3pm.

How to Enrol

Accounting & Finance Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

EES004 Book Keeping Term 2 Tue 18:00 21:00 8/1/13

26/3/13

11

£175.00

£0.00

Enrol

EES004 Book Keeping Term 3 Tue 18:00 21:00 16/4/13

2/7/13

11

£175.00

£0.00

Enrol

EEF441 Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounts Using Sage Wed 19:00 21:00 27/2/13 8/5/13 9 £95.00

£23.00

Apply Y

EEF451 Level 2 Award in Computerised Accounts Using Sage Wed 19:00 21:00 15/5/13 17/7/13 9 £95.00

£25.00

Apply Y

Are you struggling with:

EPS002 ACCA F4 Law (UK) Mon 13:30 17:00 14/1/13

● Reading

● Spelling

● Writing

● Numbers

3/6/13

✓ ✓

16

£500.00

£0.00

Enrol

EPS011 ACCA F7 Financial Reporting (International) Mon 09:30 13:00 14/1/13 3/6/13 16

£500.00

£0.00

Enrol

EPS050 ACCA F9 Financial Management Tue 09:30 12:30 8/1/13 4/6/13

£500.00

£0.00

Enrol

18

EPS090 ACCA P4 Advanced Financial Management Enquire

£625.00

£0.00

Call

EPS091 ACCA P5 Advanced Professional Management Enquire

£625.00

£0.00

Call

EPS004 ACCA P6 Advanced Taxation Wed 09:30 16:00 9/1/13

17

£625.00

£0.00

Enrol

EPS012 ACCA P7 Audit and Assurance (International) Wed 09:30 16:00 9/1/13 22/5/13 17

£625.00

£0.00

Enrol

22/5/13

DO YOU NEED HELP WITH ENGLISH OR MATHS?

Is someone you know struggling? Then our Skills for Life Courses can help. Don’t wait! All our courses are FREE* *Administration fee of £10 may apply.

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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Exciting opportunities for courses starting FROM JANUARY 2013 ✓

Adult Skills (Maths & English) Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

FEE REMISSION AVAILABLE

Business, Administration & Management

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

NPR416 Pre GCSE Mathematics Introduction Thu 13:00 16:00 10/1/13 17/1/13

2

£22.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

HPF351 Pre GCSE Mathematics Thu 13:00 16:00 24/1/13

6/6/13

15

£0.00

£0.00

Apply Y

NER524 Pre GCSE English Introduction Wed 17:30 20:30 9/1/13 16/1/13

2

£22.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

HPF341 Pre GCSE English Wed 17:30 20:30 23/1/13

5/6/13

15

£0.00

£0.00

Apply Y

NPR418 Help Your Child with GCSE English Thu 16:30 18:30 17/1/13 6/6/13

15

£112.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

NPR419 Help Your Child with GCSE Maths Fri 12:45 14:45 18/1/13 7/6/13

15

£112.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

Apply

NPR420 Help Your Child with Primary Maths Intro Tue 12:45 14:45 8/1/13 22/1/13

3

£22.50

£0.00

Enrol

Apply

NPR421 Help Your Child with Primary English Intro Thu 12:45 14:45 10/1/13 24/1/13 3

£22.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

HPF331 Help Your Child with Primary Maths (Functional Skills Qualification) Tue 12:45 14:45 29/1/13 25/6/13 18 £0.00 £0.00

How to Enrol

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

AES023 Creative Experience (Introduction to CREATE) Tue 18:30 20:30 15/1/13 12/2/13 5

£55.00

£0.00

Enrol

AES023 Creative Experience (Introduction to CREATE) Tue 18:30 20:30 26/2/13 26/3/13 5

£55.00

£0.00

Enrol

AES023 Creative Experience (Introduction to CREATE) Tue 18:30 20:30 23/4/13 21/5/13 5

£55.00

AES037 CREATE (follow on course to Creative Experience) Wed 18:30 20:30 9/1/13 6/2/13 5 £55.00 AES037 CREATE (follow on course to Creative Experience) Wed 18:30 20:30 27/2/13 27/3/13 5 £55.00 AES037 CREATE (follow on course to Creative Experience) Wed 18:30 20:30 17/4/13 15/5/13 5 £55.00 AES038 Illustrator for Beginners/Intermediate Mon 18:30 20:30 14/1/13 11/2/13

6

AEF396 Level 1 Award in Creative Techniques (Interiors) Wed 18:30 20:30 9/1/13 14/5/13 15

£60.00 £195.00

AEF396 Level 1 Award in Creative Techniques (Ceramics) Wed 18:30 20:30 9/1/13 14/5/13 15 £195.00 AEF396 Level 1 Award in Creative Techniques (Jewellery) Wed 18:30 20:30 9/1/13 14/5/13 15 £195.00

£0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £42.00 £42.00 £42.00

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

CMI Level 3 Award in First Line Management ✓ EES035 Enquire

£94.50

£79.00

Apply

CMI Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management ✓ EES036 Enquire

£190.00

£115.50

Apply

CMI Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management ✓ EES037 Enquire

£550.00

£147.00

Apply

CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership ✓ EPS069 Enquire £110.00

£94.50

Apply

CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership ✓ EPS070 Enquire £190.00

£136.50

Apply

CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership ✓ EES048 Enquire £995.00 £168.00 EPS072 CMI Level 7 Award In Strategic Management and Leadership ✓ Y Enquire £150.00 £105.00

✓ Computing & ICT Day Start End Start Time Time Date ✓ Y

Apply Y

Art, Design & Media Start Time

Start Time

HPF321 Help Your Child with Primary English (Functional Skills Qualification) Thu 12:45 14:45 31/1/13 27/6/13 17 £0.00 £0.00 Apply

Day

Day

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

NER369 Computer Skills for the Absolute Beginner Tue 18:00 21:00 8/1/13 15/1/13 2

£22.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

NER564 Computer Skills Beginners Introduction Tue 18:00 21:00 22/1/13 12/2/13

£45.00

£0.00

Enrol

NEC083 Computer Skills Beginners and Online Basics Tue 18:00 21:00 26/2/13 26/3/13 5

£50.00

£0.00

Enrol Y

NER369 Computer Skills for the Absolute Beginner Tue 18:00 21:00 16/4/13 23/4/13 2

£22.50

£0.00

Enrol

NER564 Computer Skills Beginners Introduction Tue 18:00 21:00 30/4/13 21/5/13

4

£45.00

£0.00

Enrol Y

NEC083 Computer Skills and Online Basics Tue 18:00 21:00 4/6/13 2/7/13

5

£50.00

£0.00

Enrol

NER523 ECDL Level 2 Fast Track Introduction Mon 18:00 21:00 14/1/13 21/1/13

2

£22.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

NEF639 IT Users' Certificate (ECDL Extra Full Level 2) Mon 18:00 21:00 28/1/13 24/6/13 17

£165.00

£85.00

Apply

EES014 Microsoft IT Academy: Microsoft Office Word 2010 Mon 18:00 20:00 14/1/13 11/2/13 5 £100.00

£25.00

Apply

EES015 Microsoft IT Academy: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 18:00 20:00 14/1/13 11/2/13 5 £100.00

£25.00

Apply

EES016 Microsoft IT Academy: Microsoft Office Word Advanced 2010 18:00 20:00 25/2/13 25/3/13 5 £120.00 £25.00

Apply

EES017 Microsoft IT Academy: Microsoft Office Excel Advanced 2010 18:00 20:00 25/2/13 25/3/13 5 £120.00 £25.00

Apply

4

How to Enrol

Enrol Enrol Enrol Enrol Enrol Apply

Mon ✓ Y

Apply

Mon ✓ Y

Apply

Mon ✓ Y

18:00 20:00 15/4/13 13/5/13 5 £100.00 ✓ Y Mon EES019 Microsoft IT Academy: Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 ✓ 18:00 20:00 3/6/13 1/7/13 5 £100.00 Y Mon

✓ ✓ Y ✓ ✓ Y ✓ ✓ Y ✓ ✓ Y

EES018 Microsoft IT Academy: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010

AEF396 Level 1 Award in Creative Techniques (Print Making) Wed 18:30 20:30 9/1/13 14/5/13 15 £195.00

£42.00

Apply

AEF396 Level 1 Award in Creative Techniques (Textiles) Wed 18:30 20:30 9/1/13 14/5/13 15

£195.00

£42.00

Apply

AES034 Life Drawing Tue 18:30 20:30

15/1/13

12/2/13

5

£35.00

£0.00

Enrol

AES034 Life Drawing Tue 18:30 20:30

16/4/13

14/5/13

5

£35.00

£0.00

Enrol

AES028 Photoshop Advanced Wed 18:30 20:30 9/1/13

13/2/13

6

£60.00

£0.00

Apply

AES028 Photoshop Advanced Wed 18:30 20:30 27/2/13

17/4/13

6

£60.00

£0.00

AES026 Photoshop for Beginners/Intermediate Tue 18:30 20:30 8/1/13 12/2/13

6

£60.00

AES026 Photoshop for Beginners/Intermediate Tue 18:30 20:30 26/2/13 16/4/13

6

£25.00

Apply

£25.00

Apply

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

Construction & Horticulture Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Apply

EPS098 Edexcel BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment Wed 09:00 17:00 9/1/13 11/2/15 70 £2500 per year£155.10

Apply

£0.00

Enrol

EEF493 Level 2 Certificate in Computer Aided Design 2D Wed/Thu 18:00 21:00 9/1/13 20/6/13 18 £485.00

£102.40

Apply Y

£60.00

£0.00

Enrol

EEF494 Level 3 Certificate in Computer Aided Design 2D Wed/Thu 18:00 21:00 9/1/13 20/6/13 18 £550.00

£102.40

Apply

AES030 Setting Up and Using a Darkroom Enquire

£50.00

£0.00

Enrol

EPF001 Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture Skills Sat 09:30 12:30 2/3/13 14/6/13 15

£29.30

Apply Y

AES029 Setting Up and Using a Photography Studio Enquire

£50.00

£0.00

Enrol

EPS097 Introduction to Household Practical Skills (DIY and Property Maintenance) Sat 09:30 12:30 2/3/13 14/6/13 15 £225.00 £0.00 Enrol

£30.00

£0.00

Enrol

CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Skills) Card Renewal/Certification Enquire

AES031 Wedding Crafts Tue/Wed 18:00 21:00

23/4/13

24/4/13

2

£130.00

Call

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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Early Years & Teacher Training Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

How to Enrol

PPC007 Level 1 Award in Progression – Supporting Children’s Learning Through Play Mon 09:30 12:30 14/1/13 25/3/13 10 £175.00 £33.00 Enrol Y

Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

28/3/13

10

£112.00

£0.00

Call

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

£65.00

£16.50

Enrol

£175.00

£0.00

Enrol

£130.00

£0.00

Enrol

VPS002 Emergency First Aid at Work – HSE Approved Various 09:00 16:00 Various dates throughout the year 1

£75.00

£0.00

Enrol

Level 1 First Aid for Outdoor Activity Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£80.00

£0.00

Call

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

21

£136.00

TBC

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

VPS010 Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Catering Mon 09:00 13:00 14/1/13 21/1/13 2

£40.00

£10.00

Enrol

VPS010 Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Catering Mon 09:00 13:00 25/2/13 4/3/13 2

£40.00

£10.00

Enrol

VPS010 Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Catering Mon 09:00 13:00 15/4/13 22/4/13 2

£40.00

£10.00

Enrol

Mon

£40.00

£10.00

Enrol

GPR031 ESOL with Citizenship 09:30 12.30 10/1/13

✓ Thu

PPC007 Level 1 Award in Progression – Supporting Children’s Learning Through Play Mon 09:30 12:30 22/4/13 1/7/13 10 £175.00 £33.00 Enrol Y

✓ First Aid Day Start End ✓ Time Time Y

PPR003 Level 1 Supporting Teaching and Learning Thu 09:30 11:30 17/1/13 28/3/13 10

£75.00

£0.00

Enrol Y

PPR003 Level 1 Supporting Teaching and Learning Tue 13:00 15:00 23/4/13 2/7/13 10

£75.00

£0.00

Enrol

Start Date

Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid ✓ VPS008 Various 09:00 16:00 Various dates throughout the year

VPF095 Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Wed 09:30 15:00 Various dates throughout the year 35 £401.00 £99.00

Apply Y

VPF095 Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Thu 09:30 15:00 Various dates throughout the year 35 £401.00 £99.00

Apply Y

2

VPF048 Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Tue 09:30 16:00 Various dates throughout the year 35 £881.00 £119.00

✓ Various 09:00 16:00 Various dates throughout the year 1 VPS024 First Aid at Work Refresher – HSE Approved 16:00 Various dates throughout the year 1 Apply ✓ Y Various 09:00

PES001 Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Thu 17:00 21:00 7/3/13 23/5/13 10 £250.00 £71.00

Apply

£63.00

Call

✓ Y

PPF121 Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice Enquire £375.00 £79.00 Call Y

VPS054 Persona Dolls – Equality and Diversity Enquire

£25.00

£0.00

Call

VPS055 Schemas within the Early Years Enquire

£25.00

£0.00

Call

VPS053 Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Behaviour for Early Years Enquire £25.00 £0.00

Call

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

Floristry Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

AEF002 Level 1 Award in Practical Floristry Mon/Wed 18:30 20:30 9/1/13 27/6/13

Day

How to Enrol

EPF002 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT Testing 2377-22) Sat 09:30 14:00 12/1/13 16/2/13 6 £150.00 £40.00 Enrol Y

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

✓ VPS010 Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Catering

EPF002 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT Testing 2377-22) Sat 09:30 14:00 23/2/13 30/3/13 6 £150.00 £40.00 Enrol Y

EPF002 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT Testing 2377-22) Sat 09:30 14:00 20/4/14 25/5/13 6 £150.00 £40.00 Enrol Y

End Time

Start Date

13:00

10/6/13

17/6/13

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

End Date

Weeks

2

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

24

£500.00

£47.50

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

£120.00

£20.50

Call

VPS060 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities Various dates available throughout the year Enquire Enquire

Call

VPS026 Basic Life Support Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

VPS027 Challenging Behaviour (adults) Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

Enquire

Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

Enquire

Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

AEF311 Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing Wed 17:30 20:30 9/1/13 27/6/13

Employability Skills Start Time

09:00

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

✓ Day

Day

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

VPC022 Level 1 Award in Health & Social Care Various 09:30 16:00 Various dates throughout the year 3

£175.00

£26.75

Call

Day ✓ Y

VPC023 Level 1 Award in Work Skills Various 09:30 16:00 Various dates throughout the year 1

£60.00

£19.25

Call

VPS013 Administer Medication to Individuals (NVQ Unit) ✓ Various dates available throughout the year Y Enquire

£175.00

£26.75

Call

✓ Y Enquire

NPC111 Level 1 Award in Business Administration Mon/Tue 09:30 17:30 Various dates throughout the year 3 & Wed

Apply Y

Food & Catering

Electrical Installation Day

How to Enrol

Apply Y

Health & Social Care

✓ Y

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

NER569 Office and Administration Skills Introductory Tue 18:00 21:00 15/1/13 22/1/13 2

£22.50

£0.00

Call

NEF013 Level 1 Award in Business Administration Tue 18:00 21:00 15/1/13 18/6/13 20

£197.50

£26.75

Call

✓ Y VPS045 Data Protection and Confidentiality

NPC112 Level 1 Award in Contact Centre Operations Tue/Wed 09:30 16:30 Various dates throughout the year 3 & Thu

£175.00

£43.00

Call

✓ VPS049 Dementia Awareness

NPC113 Level 1 Award in Customer Service Mon/Tue 09:30 Various Various dates throughout the year 3 & Wed

£175.00

£40.00

Call

Y VPS029 End of Life / Care of the Dying ✓ Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

NPC109 Level 1 Certificate in Getting On At Work Wed/Thu 09:30 16:30 Various dates throughout the year 6 & Fri

£350.00

£22.00

Call

Y Enquire ✓

VPS030 Equality and Diversity Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

VPS007 Health and Safety in the Workplace Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

VPS033 Infection Control Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

Enquire

Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

Enquire

Various dates available throughout the year

Enquire

Enquire

Call

NPR199 Personal Development Programme Mon/Tue 09:00 15:00 Various dates throughout the year 1 EPC012 Steps 2 Work – Introduction to Construction Wed/Thu 09:00 16:30 Various dates throughout the year 3 & Fri EPC010 Steps 2 Work – Introduction to MIG Welding Mon/Tue 08:30 16:30 Various dates throughout the year 3 & Wed

£37.50

£0.00

Call

£175.00

£0.00

Call

£175.00

£0.00

Y

VPS012 First Aid at Work – HSE Approved

PPS009 Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment Mon 09:30 13:30 11/3/13 25/3/13 3 £65.00 £27.00 Apply PPF111 Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement Enquire £275.00

9

Call

Y

✓ Y

✓ Y VPS052 Introduction to Diabetes

✓ Y VPS059 Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia

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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Exciting opportunities for courses starting FROM JANUARY 2013 ✓

Health & Social Care Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

FEE REMISSION AVAILABLE

Music, Performing Arts & Dance

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

6

Enquire

Enquire

Call

APZ091 Fd Music Technology Mon 17:00 21:00 7/1/13

YPF922 Level 2 NVQ in Health and Social Care (adults) Enquire Various dates available throughout the year 36

Enquire

Enquire

Call

YPF923 Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care (adults) Enquire Various dates available throughout the year 36

Enquire

Enquire

Call

VPS029 Level 2 Award in End of Life Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

Day

YPF908 Level 5 NVQ in Leadership in Health and Social Care & CYP Workforce Enquire Various dates available throughout the year 72 £1,300.00 £0.00 Call VPS034 Medication Awareness Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

VPS035 Nutrition and the Elderly Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

TBC

TBC

£2,750.00

£0.00

Apply

NES104 Musical Keyboarding Taster Mon 18:30 20:30 14/1/13

28/1/13

3

£22.50

£0.00

Enrol

NES056 Musical Keyboarding Mon 18:30 20:30 4/2/13

24/6/13

15

£150.00

£0.00

Enrol

AES032 Pro Tools Thu 18:30 20:30

7/2/13

5

£55.00

£0.00

Enrol

£120.00

VPS039 Safeguarding Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£20.50 £0.00

End Time

Start Date

10/1/13

Psychology, Science & Counselling Day

VPS021 Obtain Venous Blood (NVQ Unit) Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

Start Time

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

NER439 Introduction to Level 2 Counselling Skills and Concepts Mon 18:00 20:00 14/1/13 3/6/13 15 £112.50

£0.00

Enrol

Call Call NES101 Level 2 Award in Progression – Counselling Skills and Human Behaviour Tue 18:30 21:00 12/3/13 30/4/13 6 £80.00 £44.00 Enrol

VPS046 Supervision Skills Enquire Various dates available throughout the year

£25.00

£0.00

Call NES102 Level 2 Award in Progression – Counselling Skills and Family Relationships Tue 18:30 21:00 7/5/13 18/6/13 6 £80.00 £44.00 Enrol NER058 Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques Mon 18:30 20:00 25/2/13 24/6/13 14

Languages & Sign Language Day

Start Time

End Time

Start Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

NER330 French Language, Culture and Holidays Wed 18:30 20:30 17/4/13 15/5/13

5

£37.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

NER121 German Language, Culture and Holidays Wed 18:30 20:30 17/4/13 15/5/13

5

£37.50

£0.00

Enrol

NER333 Italian Language, Culture and Holidays Thu 18:30 20:30 18/4/13 16/5/13

5

£37.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

NER535 Italian Improvers Thu 18:30 20:30

28/3/13

10

£75.00

£0.00

Enrol Y

NER555 Spanish Beginners Introduction Mon 18:30 20:30 21/1/13 4/2/13

3

£22.50

£0.00

Enrol Y

NER413 Spanish Beginners Mon 18:30 20:30 21/1/13

13

£97.50

£0.00

Enrol

5

£37.50

£0.00

Enrol

17/1/13

End Date

20/5/13

NER035 Spanish Language, Culture and Holidays Tue 18:30 20:30 16/4/13 14/5/13

How to Enrol

Sport & Exercise ✓ Day Start End Start End Time Time Date Date ✓ Y VPC010 Level 1 Award in Coaching Basketball

Start Time

End Time

£0.00

Enrol

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

Mon/Fri

10:00

16:00

11/3/13

15/3/13

1

£130.00

£66.00

Apply Y

Mon-Fri

10:00

16:00

11/3/13

15/3/13

1

£130.00

£75.00

Apply Y

Tue/Wed 10:00

16:00

12/3/13

13/3/13

1

£130.00

£133.00

Apply Y

2

£130.00

£75.00

Apply

10

£345.00

£66.00

Apply Y

10

£345.00

£66.00

Apply Y

✓ VPC011 Level 1 Award in Coaching Football ✓ VPC012 Level 1 Award in Coaching Netball

✓ VPC014 Level 1 Award in Coaching Volleyball Sat/Sun 09:00 16:00 11/5/13 19/5/13 ✓ Y VEF291 Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Tue 18:00 21:00 22/1/13* 31/3/13 Sat 09:00 15:30 ✓ Y VEF291 Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Tue 18:00 21:00 16/4/13** 23/6/13 Sat 09:00 15:30

Start Date

End Date

Weeks

Course Fee

Exam Fee

How to Enrol

NES005 Acoustic Guitar Tue 18:30 20:30

15/1/13

26/3/13

9

£90.00

£0.00

Enrol

NES005 Acoustic Guitar Tue 18:30 20:30

Many of our courses are currently FREE to many of our adult students.The fee remission table below provides a summary of the circumstances in which you could be eligible to waive some or the entire fee for your chosen course.This is correct as at time of publication (December 2012) but may be subject to change.

16/4/13

21/5/13

6

£60.00

£0.00

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B1 Jobseekers Allowance

AES036 Creative Experience – Music Technology Tue 18:30 20:30 15/1/13 12/2/13

5

£55.00

£0.00

Enrol

B2 Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) work related

AES036 Creative Experience – Music Technology Tue 18:30 20:30 26/2/13 26/3/13

5

£55.00

£0.00

Enrol

C A student where Basic Skills is the main learning aim. (Excluding ESOL)

AES036 Creative Experience – Music Technology Tue 18:30 20:30 23/4/13 21/5/13

5

£55.00

£0.00

Enrol

D A student aged 19-23 on a first full level 2 programme (Please complete additional form).

AES021 NCFE Level 2 Award in Music Technology Wed 18:00 21:00 9/1/13 27/3/13 11

£133.00

£0.00

Apply

E A student aged 19-24 on a first full level 3 programme (Please complete additional form).

AES021 NCFE Level 2 Award in Music Technology Wed 18:00 21:00 17/4/13 3/7/13 11

£133.00

£0.00

Apply

Admin Fees A £10 college administration fee is additional to the costs listed for all part-time courses (except free courses). The admin fee is payable once per academic year.

✓ ✓ Y ✓

*Learners to enrol on 08/01/2013 **Learners to enrol on 26/03/2013

Music, Performing Arts & Dance Day

£79.00

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.

Remission of Fees

F A student aged 19-23 enrolling on an Entry Level or Full Level 1 programme whose intention it is to progress to a Full Level 2 course. (Please complete additional form). Please Note: ● Non-EU students with less than 3 years of residency in the UK are not entitled to fee remission. ● Students enrolled on a full-time Higher Education course are not eligible for funded courses. ● Students taking self-financing courses are not entitled to fee remission.

G A student who is unemployed and on Income Support other than Job Seekers or ESA and needs skills training to help them to enter work (Please complete additional form) H A student who is an unemployed dependant of those in receipt of state benefits. Proof must be shown and the name of the dependant must be included on the benefit documents J A student aged 19+ enrolling on GCSE Maths or English where they have not already achieved at grade A* to C

● Students claiming remission of tuition fees are

entitled to enrol for a maximum of two free courses in any one term. ● Information is correct as at time of publication (December 2012) but may be subject to change.

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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Students visit Africa to see cash in action A team of students from Newcastleunder-Lyme College (NULC) raised over £2,000 and visited Uganda to see how the money was put to use. The Uganda Humanist Schools Trust (UHST) is the College’s nominated charity, with staff and students working tirelessly throughout the year to raise money to fund projects in Ugandan schools.

The Uganda Humanist Schools Trust helps a number of schools in Uganda who are working to offer liberal, humanist education to needy children, founded by Uganda Humanists and run as charities. A Level Dance student Holly Jordon and BTEC Art and Design students Shannon Downward, Grace Hancock and Katrina Wilde were accompanied by lecturers Faye Matthews and Jay Allen for a two week visit to Uganda. Prior to the visit, the students spent months fundraising through events including fashion shows, dance performances, bag packing and cake sales, which raised over £1,000. The money raised by the NULC students went towards building new school dormitories for the children in Uganda, which they were able to see during their visit to the school. In addition to seeing how their fundraising had been used, These children collect washing, drinking the students spent time working and cooking water throughout the day with children from the school on creative performances, teaching for their families.

NULC student, Shannon Downward, 17, meeting students from Isaac Newton High School.

art and dance classes as well as viewing the schools new facilities and experiencing life in a third world country. Faye Matthews, A Level Dance Lecturer at NULC, said:“The experience of visiting Uganda was

really a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students and will stick with them for the rest of their lives. “The NULC students were able to work closely with the Ugandan students, teaching them dance and creative techniques, culminating in a

Photography student Polly Shave at work in the M.A.D.E. Here pop-up gallery in Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Centre.

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Busy town ‘pop up’ shows community commitment town centre by introducing such a unique retail venture to Newcastle-under-Lyme.” M.A.D.E Here, which stands for Media, Art and Design Enterprise, featured various artwork and handcrafted gifts including Photography, Jewellery, Ceramics, Prints, Cards, Glassware and Soft Furnishings made by current staff and students from the College as well as former students and artists practising in the local area. Deb added:“The products were truly unique and made perfect gifts

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 To find out more about the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust, visit www.ugandahumanistschools trust.org

Caring team effort raises over £5,000

Gallery backs locals unique new retail venture in Newcastle town centre sold the best handmade gifts by students and artists connected with the College. The pop-up gallery – named M.A.D.E Here – was a new creative enterprise and remained open until Christmas Eve. Deb Hilditch, Curriculum Manager for Art and Creative Studies, said:“The launch of M.A.D.E Here demonstrates the College’s commitment to the local economy, providing valuable business opportunities for current students and new and emerging artists.” Deb continued:“The College is home to over 6,000 students and we’re keen to contribute to the local economy and increase footfall to the

performance to the community at the end of the visit.”

for Christmas with items priced from £2 to £200.” The gallery also offered a programme of ‘have-a-go’ activities and workshops throughout December to showcase the range of creative courses available for students of all ages and allow members of the public to get in touch with their creative side. NULC has a national reputation for the quality of its art, design and media courses, with former students going on to achieve notable success, including Dave Hughes who set up his own graphic design business Ello

Dave, Pete Bebb who won an OSCAR for his work on the film Inception, Hannah Stoney who launched the Yellowstone Art Boutique at the Trentham Estate and Matthew Miller who has designed clothing for the Scissor Sisters.  To find out more about the range of creative courses on offer at NULC, from short part-time recreational courses to creative Foundation degrees offered in partnership with Staffordshire University, visit www.nulc.ac.uk or contact the Information Point on 01782 254254.

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STAFF and students at NULC have raised over £5,000 for charity over the past year. The caring college, supported by its dedicated staff and students, has organised fundraising events throughout the year in order to give back to the community. There have been a range of events from large scale fashion shows and sports events to small in house events including car washes, raffles, bake sales, fancy dress days, assault courses and face painting. Charities benefiting from the College’s hard work include the Douglas MacMillan Hospice, the Special Olympics, Children in Need, Sports Relief, Fight for Sight and the Alzheimer’s Society. Most recently students from the College’s Academy of Sport presented world cup hero Gordon Banks OBE with a cheque for over £1,300 for his chosen charity the Alzheimer’s Society. Speaking at the presentation Gordon, said:“I’ve spent a lot of time at Newcastle-under-Lyme College and it’s great to see how enthusiastic the youngsters are to give to charity.” He added:“I attended the Sports Relief Mile earlier in the year which had a great turn-out and the football match they held at Britannia Stadium for my chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Society, was incredible. To raise over £1,000 was fantastic.”  For more about NULC, visit www.nulc.ac.uk, call 01782 254254 or email info@nulc.ac.uk

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New courses launched

Say it with flowers... Jane Hodgett has a new lease of life after her Floristry course at the College.

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EW courses in Animal Care, Floristry and Horticulture have been launched by the College to help meet local demand. NULC is the only college in North Staffordshire to provide Animal Care as a full-time course at Level 1 and Level 2. The College is working in partnership with Blackbrook Zoological Park in the Staffordshire Moorlands, where students are offered work placements, allowing them hands on experience working with the Park’s experienced Zoo Keepers and a variety of exotic and endangered animals. Floristry has been introduced as both a full-time and part-time course to meet the demand from people wishing

Simples... Students carved Halloween pumpkins for meerkats at Blackbrook Zoological Park.

to enter the floristry business.The course has a commercial-focus, seeing the launch of the commercial ‘Transform Flowers’ shop which is run alongside the College’s successful Transform Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salon and Spa. The Floristry Shop will open in 2013 to the Lecturer Louise community and will Johnson shows operate from the students how to get ground floor of the the best from their College’s main building arrangement. with students designing and producing arrangements. Jane Hodgetts, aged 46, from walking away with a vocational Chesterton, suffered a stroke in 2006. certificate and being qualified to Uncertain about her future and work for herself as a professional struggling to find a career that was florist. suitable, Jane was desperate to get out When asked what she would say of the house and rebuild her life. to other adults considering returning “After my stroke, I struggled to find to education, a fulfilling career that met my physical Jane said: “Look Alex Ellis, Director for Curriculum Innovation needs and I was desperate to get out carefully at what at NULC said:“We’re delighted to be able to of the house and challenge myself to you want to learn something new, so that I could launch this new range of courses to further study; there are work again. enhance the range of education and training so many courses “I saw an article in the College opportunities available to both young available and it’s newspaper about the new Floristry people and adults in North Staffordshire. We important that courses starting at Newcastle-underyou not only pass continually review our curriculum to ensure Lyme College and thought this is the course but we’re providing courses that meet local perfect for me!” study something needs and we felt that there was a gap in Jane said: “My confidence has the market for this type of provision.” improved immensely and I really enjoy you can gain personal pride being out of the house and around in.” different people. The course has motivated me in all aspects of my life,  To find out more I’ve got a positive outlook on life and about more about I’m ready to achieve my dreams.” Transform Flowers Jane said she was motivated to visit www.nulc.ac.uk/ return to education by the thought of flowers

Mum’s the word as Emma loves her growing new study-passion

Opening soon! For more information visit www.nulc.ac.uk/flowers

NEW Horticulture courses complement the College’s existing construction provision and provide a route for students wishing to move into landscape construction and maintenance. Horticulture students are able to make use of the new gardening facilities at its Skills and Technology Centre, which include greenhouses and space to develop hard-landscaping skills. Tutors have also worked hard to engage with high profile local gardens and visitor attractions including the Dorothy Clive Garden, Tatton Park and Biddulph Grange Gardens to offer work experience opportunities and placements for students. Emma Roberts, age 35 from Stoke, is a single mum to Sophie, aged 19, and Lilly, aged 3. Emma enrolled on to the Level 1 Diploma in Horticulture as a part-time student in September. She said:“I have an allotment and love it. I really enjoy working outside and wanted to develop my career options so that I can work in Horticulture in the future and provide a good life for my daughters.” Emma said she was motivated by making her eldest daughter proud, which she said would keep her going until she completed the course. She added:“Going to college as well as being a

Emma Roberts tends to the plants in the greenhouse.

The College’s Horticulture greenhouse bursting with student creations. single mum is challenging but I’m dedicated to providing the best for my children. “I now feel really positive about life and I’m enjoying doing something for myself. My family have commented they can see a difference in me and are really proud of me.

“As a family we’ve come out on top and me going to college to better myself is proof of that.”  The next part-time course in Horticulture starts in January 2013. Check out the course listings on pages 7–10 or contact the Information Point on 01782 254254 or info@nulc.ac.uk

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


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Salon offers great value prices THE Transform Salon and Spa at Newcastle-under-Lyme College provides professional hair, beauty and holistic therapies in a relaxing environment. Operated from the ground floor of the College’s main campus on Knutton Lane, the trainees working in the salon and spa are fully supervised at all times by qualified tutors with

vast industry experience. The Transform Salon and Spa features industry standard treatments and facilities at affordable prices, meaning our hair services and beauty treatments are a luxury anyone can afford. Take a look at the table to see how our prices compare to the average price on the high street.

TREATMENT

Transform High St.

Hair cut and blow dry Full head foils Non-surgical facelift Bikini wax Manicure Full set gel nails Swedish full body massage Neck, back and shoulder massage

£6 £14 £15 £4 £5 £22 £12 £5

£30 £80 £55 £15 £24 £35 £30 20

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Level 1 Hairdressing Student Stephanie Jane Till styles Alex Peake’s hair in the stylish surroundings of the Transform Salon.

Transform service a cut

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HE Transform Salon and Spa prides itself on providing a top-class service to customers.

Professional quality... reception at NULC’s Transform Salon.

relax

refresh

rejuvenate

With that in mind, the Salon and Spa has joined forces with two of the leading hair care and beauty brands; Matrix and Dermalogica. The Matrix portfolio includes haircare, hair colour, styling and texture products as well as unique treatments and services. Matrix high quality products are designed to meet the needs of salon professionals and their clients and are used by the

at Newcastle-under-Lyme College

The College’s Transform Salon and Spa offers a wide range of hair, beauty and holistic therapy services at affordable prices.

Transform Salon to assist with a professional finish to your hair. In addition the Transform Salon and Spa is now a Dermalogica appointed salon. The Dermalogica ethos is founded on the importance that products for a healthy skin care regime should be recommended by a professional skin therapist. Dermalogica is currently the most requested, professional use only skin care product in the world. At the Transform Spa, we offer a full range of their skin care products and use these Dermalogica products in our professional treatments.

Buy someone the perfect gift and treat them to an NULC gift voucher

We now sell gift vouchers. OPENING TIMES Hair Salon Monday to Thursday Friday

9am-7.30pm 9.30am-4pm

Beauty Salon Wednesday Thursday Friday

10am-4pm 11am-6pm 9.30am-4pm

The Salon is open to members of the public throughout the year.

Call 01782 254321 or email transform@nulc.ac.uk

www.nulc.ac.uk/transform

Redeemable against any of our part-time courses,* the vouchers can provide a loved one with the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill or hobby, make new friends or earn a qualification that could lead to a change in career or promotion at work. For further information please contact us on 01782 254254, email info@nulc.ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk *Terms and Conditions apply – for details visit www.nulc.ac.uk

Check out our part-time courses starting from January 2013: pages 7-10


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Training for

FITNESS E

XPERTS at The Gordon Banks Sports Centre are urging people to sign up for a brand new personal training fitness programme.

One of Banksy’s Little Boppers.

Boppers now in business DANCE lessons for children aged two to nine-years-old have been launched at The Gordon Banks Sports Centre. Banksy’s Little Boppers Dance School was set up after the success of taster sessions last year. Louise Ziemann, Manager of The Gordon Banks Sports Centre said:“Children will be taught by dance professionals in a safe and welcoming environment, where they will get the opportunity to explore the benefits of song and dance in a fun way.” The sessions take place every Saturday in the Dance Studio at the Sports Centre on Knutton Lane. The sessions are 45 minutes long and taught by professional dance teacher Jennie Boulton. BALLET: 2 to 5 years, 11.00am-11.45am HIP HOP: 2 to 5 years, 11.45am-12.30pm 6 to 9 years, 12.45-1.30pm Parents signing-up their children to the Dance School, will receive a free pass for use at the gym. The dance sessions cost just £3.50 per child and there is no limit to the number of sessions a child can participate in.

The Impact Fitness programme is one of the first in the area that offers both a gym membership and guaranteed one-to-one training sessions with a qualified instructor. The eight-week programme is open to both current members and non-members of The Gordon Banks Sports Centre. Current members can take advantage of the new programme for an additional fee of just £10 on top of their current membership. Non-members will pay just £50 for the eight-week programme, which includes full access to the gym and studio classes Louise Ziemann, Sports Centre Manager, said:“The new programme includes personal training sessions, gym access and fitness classes, all for the cost of one personal training session at other venues, making it a really cost effective way of achieving your fitness goals.” The Impact Fitness programme includes an initial consultation to discuss individual needs and targets, a specially designed fitness

programme, an initial 30-minute supported workout, followed by eight one-to-one training sessions lasting 50 minutes each with a dedicated fitness instructor, weekly progress reviews and full access to the gym and fitness classes for the duration of the eight-week programme. The Gordon Banks Sports Centre is home to a 25-station gym, air conditioned dance studio, sports hall and outdoor pitches. The dance studio offers a range of classes including Zumba, Boxercise and Pilates. The facilities are also available to hire and are currently used by various local clubs including a number of 7-a-side football leagues. Louise added:“We offer value for money gym memberships with top class training facilities in the heart of the community. We listen to what our members want and always aim to provide affordable services.” Monthly members can take advantage of unlimited use of the gym, unlimited access to studio classes and use of the Transform Spa from only £20 a month. Gordon Banks OBE officially opened the £5 million Centre, which is located on the new £60 million Newcastle-under-Lyme College site on Knutton Lane, in 2010.

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

JOIN IN... Banksy’s Fitness Classes Monday

6.15-7.15pm 7.15-8.15pm

Zumba – Andrea Bokwa – Andrea

Tuesday

5.15-6.15pm 6.15-7.15pm 7.15-8.15pm

Circuit Training – Claire BoxerBlast – Claire Legs/Bums/Tums – Kirsty

Wednesday 12.15-1.15pm Pilates – Jacky 6.15-7.15pm Zumba – Stacey 7.15-8.15pm Zumba – Stacey

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm Abs & Core – Sam 6.15-7.15pm CardioBox – Kirsty 7.15-8.15pm Vinyasa Yoga – Deb Friday

5.00-6.00pm 6.15-7.15pm

Yoga – Cheryl Zumba – Melissa

Saturday No Classes Sunday

10.30-12noon

Impact Bootcamp

School holiday sports camps a winner with parents PARENTS looking for ways to keep their children entertained during the school holidays can sign up for a Sports Camp at The Gordon Banks Sports Centre. The Sports Centre, based at the Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) campus on Knutton Lane, is offering boys and girls aged from eight to 14 the opportunity to take part in a range of sporting activities during school holidays, including indoor and outdoor sports, football, kwik cricket, balloon volleyball, assault courses, introduction to martial arts and dance and more. The next Sports Camp will run during February half-term, from 8am-4pm, with a whole day session costing £5; in addition children are asked to bring their own packed lunches.

Louise Ziemann, Manager of The Gordon Banks Sports Centre, said:“The Sports Camp we ran last year was a great success, so we’ve decided to roll it out for all school holidays in response to demand from parents.” Louise added:“The camp will provide a relaxed and safe environment for children to enjoy a range of activities, helping them to make new friends, stay fit and healthy and hopefully learn some new skills at the same time.” Parents must complete a registration form prior to the start of the session and all children must adhere to the respect policy, which has been designed by children who attended the Sports Camp, to ensure a safe and enjoyable time.

To celebrate Gordon Banks’ 75th Birthday on 30 December 2012, the Gordon Banks Sports Centre is offering six months membership for just

£75

The membership usually costs £120.00 and works out at a cost effective £12.50 per month. Members of the Sports Centre have unlimited access to the 25-station fitness suite and all fitness classes, as well as access to the Sauna and Steam rooms at Transform Spa. Terms and Conditions: ● Members must complete full induction and comply with the Centres normal Terms and Conditions of use. ● Members must be 16 years or older (under 18s need parental consent to use the facilities).

● £75 fee to be paid upfront in full. ● This offer is non-refundable. ● Offer starts Monday 7 January 2013 and expires 31 January 2013.

Visit www.nulc.ac.uk/sportscentre

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To find out more about the Academy of Sport at NULC, visit www.nulc.ac.uk/sport or contact Trevor Humphreys on 01782 254269, or email sport@nulc.ac.uk

Records scored in range of

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PORTSMEN and women at Newcastleunder-Lyme College (NULC) are celebrating a record-breaking year. 2012 saw a dramatic increase in the number of students choosing to study sport. Since 2009, the number has nearly doubled with 596 students choosing to study a sport qualification in 2011/12 – bucking the national trend. Of those completing A Level PE this year, three quarters plan to progress to Higher Education. Shelley Brown, Curriculum Manager for Sport at NULC, said: “We’ve had a phenomenal year both academically and practically and the demand for sport at NULC just keeps growing.We’ve extended our offer to provide a university-level HNC course in Sport and Exercise in partnership with Staffordshire University. “The sports facilities are first class and teaching staff are experienced professionals. One lecturer even spent the summer at the Olympics as a member of Team GB’s medical team.” Natalie Slater, aged 18, from Kidsgrove, achieved an A* in A

Level PE and is a member of the College’s Academy of Sport. She has competed in the British College Sports Championships for two years running, achieving a gold and silver medal in table tennis. Natalie also won Senior Athlete of the Year at the Newcastle-underLyme Borough Council Sports Council Awards this year. She said: “On occasions I have had to take time off college to attend England training camps and playing at international level involves travelling abroad to countries like Sweden to play table tennis. “Luckily, my lecturers have been really supportive and offered one-to-one sessions to make sure I don’t fall behind in my work. I’m so grateful for all the support from the College.” The College’s A Level PE success was mirrored on its vocational courses, with 100 per cent of students studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise achieving High Grades. In addition, 100 per cent achievement rates have been achieved for Level 3 vocational sport courses over the past three years.

Above: A Level PE students Natalie Slater, Lizzie Stuart and Tom Gould all achieved A grades, pictured with Trevor Humphreys, Academy of Sport Manager and Shelley Brown, Curriculum Manager for Sport. Right: Table tennis champion Natalie Slater, 18.

Academy has growing honours list IN 2009 the College launched its Academy of Sport, which provides a wide range of opportunities to full-time students, including Sports Academies, Elite Sports Performance Programme, Sport Volunteer and Leadership Academy and Recreational Sports. It allows students the chance to study and pursue sport at the same time. The Academy’s 2012 honours list includes: ● Winner of West Midlands College of the Year in the British Colleges Sport Awards ● Basketball – Winners of West Midlands

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Performance League and National Cup Finalists ● Men’s Volleyball – West Midlands and National Champions and National Cup Winners ● Women’s Volleyball – West Midlands Champions ● Ladies Football – West Midlands Performance League Runners-up ● BCS National Championships – 23 students selected, 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal won ● Five students selected to play for National British Colleges squads in Netball, Men’s and Ladies Football and Rugby.

Nurturing sporting STARS of the future THE College is launching a new programme to encourage more high school pupils in to sport. The Newcastle STARS programme works with high schools across Newcastle-under-Lyme and their talented young athletes, helping students to nurture their sporting talent whilst offering them the best chance of achieve their full potential in a range of sports including Men’s Football, Ladies Football, Rugby and Netball. To find out more about the Newcastle STARS Programme, contact Deb O’Neill, NULC Academy of Sport Stars Squad Coordinator, on deborah.o’neill@nulc. ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk/sport

Sports Academy named Number 1 in West Midlands NEWCASTLE-under-Lyme College (NULC) is celebrating after being awarded West Midlands College of the Year in the recent British College Sport (BCS) Awards. The College was honoured at a Gala Dinner held at Aston Business School Conference Centre in Birmingham, where colleges and young athletes from across the country came together to celebrate sporting achievements. NULC was also shortlisted for the National College of the Year Award, which was devised to highlight the

good practice in the Further Education sector, but was pipped to the post by Gateshead College. Trevor Humphreys, Academy of Sport Manager at NULC, said: “This year NULC has worked hard to cement itself as one of the top further education providers for sport in the country. “No matter what you want to study at NULC, you can combine it with top level

coaching, competition and support to help you achieve your academic and sporting potential.” The winners were selected from colleges nominated from around the country in recognition of their significant contributions to BCS in developing opportunities for students and staff through sport, developing college sport regionally or nationally, and working in partnership with other BCS member colleges locally, regionally, or nationally.

The Awards offer an opportunity for those with little or no experience of coaching to be introduced to the principles of planning, delivering and evaluating coaching activities in sports. We offer Level 1 courses in: - Football

- Netball

- Volleyball

- Basketball

See the course guide on pages 7-10 for details, or visit www.nulc.ac.uk

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Soccer star visits our

PREMIER LEAGUE ACADEMY S

TOKE City striker Kenwyne Jones visited the College to highlight the importance of initiatives which encourage young people to participate in sport.

Kenwyne Jones (centre) joined by Trevor Humphreys, Academy of Sport Manager (far left), Karen Dobson, NULC Principal (far right) and members of the NULC Knights Basketball Squad.

The Trinidad and Tobago international was joined by England and Manchester Giants basketball players Devan Bailey and David Watts along with the NULC Knights basketball team. They launched a basketball project which will form part of the successful Premier League 4 Sport scheme run by Stoke City Football Club for three years. Local youngsters will be able to take part in coaching sessions across the county after basketball joined hockey, badminton, volleyball and table tennis as one of the designated activities under the Premier League 4 Sport directive. Kenwyne Jones said:“This is a brilliant idea from Premier League 4 Sport. It’s so important to get young people playing sport. “I was fortunate when I was young to be able to play so many different sports in the Caribbean and I loved basketball at school, even though I didn’t take it too seriously. For me, deciding to become a footballer was the right choice. “You can see the enthusiasm of the young people and it’s fantastic that they now have this support to play the sport.” Trevor Humphreys, the College’s Academy of Sport Manager, said:

You can see the enthusiasm of the young people and it’s fantastic that they now have this support to play the sport.

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“We operate a Basketball Academy for our students and also run the Newcastle-under-Lyme College Knights which is open to students and members of the community. “We’re an inclusive college who, with the support of Premier League 4 Sport, can now offer sporting opportunities for high school pupils and members of the community to get involved in.” The launch of the Premier League 4 Sport basketball sessions is the result of a partnership between the Stoke City Community Trust and the NULC Knights Basketball team supported by Newcastle-under-Lyme College.  To find out more about sport at NULC, contact Trevor Humphreys on 01782 254269, email sport@nulc.ac.uk or visit www.nulc.ac.uk/sport

Olympic-standard facilities now available in Sports Science Lab THE College has cemented its commitment to sport by investing £20,000 in a new Sports Science Lab packed with the same equipment used by top Olympic athletes. The lab is based at the College’s £6 million Gordon Banks Sports Centre and features top class equipment, including a Wingate Bike, Servomex Gas Analysis, Blood Lactate Testing, Ultrasonic Body Analyser and Heart Rate Monitoring System. Shelley Brown, Curriculum Manager for Sport at NULC, said:“The new Sports Science Lab will enable students to have hands-on experience testing the College’s Elite Athletes and providing Fitness Testing and Health Screening.” The equipment allows students to gain experience using professional sports equipment which links to their course assessments and provides a distinct advantage to students

progressing on to sports-based university courses and careers, where this type of equipment is used regularly. Shelley added:“Students will gain practical expertise in the key science areas of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, Biomechanics and Performance Analysis.The equipment then collates data on computers, allowing students to enhance their communication, numeracy and ICT skills as well as interpersonal skills.” The College is part of the Olympic Get Set Network in recognition for its commitment to sport and is determined to establish an Olympic legacy for young people interested in sport across North Staffordshire.  To find out more about the range of sport courses on offer at NULC, visit www.nulc.ac.uk or contact the Information Point on info@nulc.ac.uk or 01782 254254.

Academy of Sport students sampling the Sports Lab on a visit to Loughborough University.

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Saturday 26 January 10am-12noon

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