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University-level Courses 2012/14


Higher Education

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Open Events 2012 Kings Road, Devonport

Tuesday 12 June 4.30pm - 6.30pm Friday 17 August 1.00pm - 3.00pm Saturday 13 October 10.00am - 1.00pm Come along to a Higher Education Open Event where you can find out about the wide range of university-level courses available at the College, including foundation degrees, higher national certificates and professional qualifications.

Higher Education Open Events

You can meet teaching staff, enjoy a tour of the facilities and listen to presentations on specific courses. If you would like to attend one of these events please call us on 01752 305300, or visit our website at www.cityplym.ac.uk/events. City College Plymouth University-level Courses


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Contents

Welcome

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Access to Higher Education Courses

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Entry Requirements

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A Great Place to Study

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International Foundation Course

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UCAS Tariff Points System

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Our Partnership with Plymouth University

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Foundation Degrees

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A-Z Course Index

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The City of Plymouth

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Higher National Certificates

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How to Apply

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Professional Qualifications

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Costs and Funding

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Encouragement and Support

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Make the Most of Your Free Time

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Welcome Welcome to City College Plymouth - a College of respect, where we welcome and value people from all backgrounds and cultures, recognise and celebrate diversity, and actively oppose discrimination. At City College Plymouth we are proud to offer a range of high quality higher education courses, many in partnership with Plymouth University. Most foundation degrees give progression onto further study at Plymouth University, which will enable achievement of an honours degree within three years. Our well-established partnership with Plymouth University also enables students on accredited courses to benefit from both University and College facilities and services.

Welcome

Our friendly and supportive HE community is dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential, through small classes, and by creating an atmosphere where you feel confident with your tutors, and can feel relaxed and comfortable with your fellow students. To ensure that you achieve the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for, all of our HE courses have been developed in conjunction with employers. Come and study at City College Plymouth for a quality foundation degree at competitive prices. Julie Goering Head of Higher Education

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A Great Place to Study

Choosing the right course in the right place is an important decision, and likely to have a huge effect on the rest of your life. Your choice will influence your future thoughts, opinions, friends and direction.

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You may have decided to consider the College for any one of a combination of reasons; to get a better education, to have a college experience or to improve your career prospects. Whatever your decision, we want to make sure that you have chosen the best ‘fit’ for you, the education you have in mind and the active student community and atmosphere you are looking for.

The following pages give you the information we think you’ll need to help confirm that City College Plymouth is the right choice for you.

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A Great Place to Study Plymouth. Our friendly and approachable style means you’ll soon get to know everyone on your course, and you will feel settled and comfortable very quickly. Our students vary in age and are from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities. We welcome each student as an individual and will work with you to help you achieve.

Our College dates back to 1887 where it was a school of science and art. It became a College of Further Education in 1969 and rebranded in 2007 to become City College Plymouth. Friendly and welcoming our approach If the thought of being one of a huge crowd of university students doesn’t appeal to you, then you’ll be right at home here at City College

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Our enthusiastic and hardworking tutors enjoy their subjects and have chosen to work here at the College because of its close-knit, all-inclusive and friendly approach. They are very keen to get to know you personally and will take time to assess your abilities, interests and educational options so they can work with you to help you achieve your very best. Our encouraging, professional and caring community has been praised both by current and past students.

Resources for study The College has excellent resources for learning with libraries at Kings Road and Goschen, and computer facilities at all sites. The Learning Resources service and its facilities are here to support your learning and help you succeed. There is also a dedicated and fully equipped centre for higher education students. The centre, features lecture theatres, a computer suite, two seminar rooms and a student common room equipped with a plasma screen television. This was funded by the Higher Education Learning Partnerships Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Plymouth University.

Where we are We have two main sites - at Kings Road in Devonport and Goschen in Keyham - both sites are within easy reach of the city centre and Plymouth University. There are regular free bus links between the sites, the train station, the city centre, and the University.

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Going green

Fantastic industry-standard facilities

As part of the College’s commitment to the environment, we work hard to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and closely monitor and manage the amount of energy and water different sites consume. Students and staff are encouraged to walk or cycle to work, and a free shuttle bus is provided by the College to help everyone commute between sites.

Studying at City College Plymouth means you have access to our industry-standard facilities. Join one of our hospitality and catering courses and you will train in professionally equipped kitchens, and our fully refurbished modern restaurant and brasserié. As an engineering student you will get the chance to work in our fully equipped engineering workshop and working garage. Our construction students get realistic on-site experience and a chance to work with the latest low-carbon technology in our brand new ABB Energy Centre.

The College is proud to be a ‘Fairtrade College’ and, through its Fairtrade Policy, educates people on the benefits. We also support the campaign by selling Fairtrade items in catering outlets. We use sustainability sourced ‘Forest Stewardship Council’ (FSC) certified paper and recycled paper products for printing all of our publications - including this directory!

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The College’s Pure Hair & Day Spa is a state-ofthe-art salon offering our students the highest quality of teaching and learning alongside the latest treatments in hairdressing, beauty and spa therapy.

University facilities As the College is one of Plymouth University’s Partner Colleges and is situated just a mile away, our students benefit from using their facilities, such as the Charles Seale-Hayne Library, Student Gateway and the University’s Students’ Union. A regular, free shuttle bus runs between the College and the city centre, passing the University.

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A Great Place to Study Employer links Coming to the College is all about your future career aims. Our courses are designed to give you the skills and qualifications that employers are looking for. Through our excellent links with local employers we ensure that you have access to work placements and valuable vocational experiences. Local employers have an input into how our courses are designed and many of the companies we engage with recruit our students after successful completion of their course. This collaborative approach is formalised through our Employer Endorsement Scheme.

From your first day at City College Plymouth we will support you in being able to access: ooFREE employer lectures, giving you an insight into particular jobs and the progression opportunities available ooFREE workshops where you can hone your CV writing and presentation skills ooFREE industry visits and tours ooFREE careers advice.

There are also a range of flexible opportunities through university short courses and certificate of professional development (CPD) awards available for employers and their employees. See page 81 or contact the Higher Education team for more information on 01752 305786 or e-mail he@cityplym.ac.uk.

Entry to access a better education If you haven’t got any formal qualifications or significant work experience and you want to start a new career, then our higher education Access courses can help you get on the first rung of the ladder to higher education. Details of our Access courses can be found on pages 18-21.

Study while living at home Get qualified at your own pace Our new drop-in centre for students theworkspace, provides a wide range of activities focused on ensuring you gain the skills that employers want. Equipped with a range of IT resources, centre staff will be on-hand to support you by booking you onto workshops and arranging employer visits, or putting you in touch with external volunteering and community groups.

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Our university-level courses have been designed to give you the precise knowledge, skills and competencies you’ll need to achieve your qualification. As we offer full and part-time options, you’ll be able to start your dream job, achieve that next promotion at work, or join the university-level course you want in your own time and at your own pace.

Accessible higher education study at the College also means that you can opt to live at home. If you need to save money or you are supporting a family and/or you are working, then this may be the best option for you, especially given our affordable fees. However, if you would like assistance with finding somewhere to live, see page 15 for details on student accommodation.

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Plymouth University University of Plymouth Colleges Faculty City College Plymouth is one of the largest Partner Colleges within the University of Plymouth Colleges (UPC) Faculty. Plymouth University is consistently one of the top modern universities, rated in the top 350 of the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings. With a strong record of excellence, enterprise and innovation across its teaching and research activities, Plymouth is distinguished by its long-term engagement with employers. The University is one of the largest in the country, with around 30,000 students, a third of whom study at its 18 partner institutions via the UPC

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Faculty. This partnership is nationally recognised as one of the largest, longest established and best-developed partner college networks in the country and brings university-level education to students across the South West. The majority of City College Plymouth’s higher education courses are approved by Plymouth University and, therefore, students graduate with a Plymouth University award. Our foundation degree courses usually have at least one articulated progression route to an honours degree. These are often one year ‘top-up’ courses available at Plymouth University, or in some cases, another institution (please note

there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability). In terms of academic study, all UPC Faculty students have the same rights and status as other Plymouth University students. You will benefit from additional support and resources provided by the University, including its library, electronic resources and learning support materials through a web-based student portal. You will be a member of the University’s Students’ Union (UPSU) and through the College can access the University’s support and advice resources which form the ‘Student Gateway’.

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The City of Plymouth Whether this is your first visit to Plymouth or your hundredth, you will find something exciting. Plymouth is lucky to enjoy a spectacular setting that looks out over a large natural harbour, while only being minutes from Dartmoor National Park.

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An historic city of international proportions, Plymouth has been at the forefront of world maritime exploration for many hundreds of years. The vibrant waterfront city is where a spirited maritime heritage meets a lively cultural scene.

malls and markets are well served by transport and car parks. Those familiar with the centre will have already seen its vast central shopping area transformed with a prestigious glass-fronted shopping mall at Drake Circus.

Plymouth has the largest regional shopping centre at its heart with a wide range of independent and branded shops for all tastes. A well laid out series of shopping districts, department stores, indoor

For you, as a student, Plymouth offers a blend of a vibrant modern city and a historic seafaring port.

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Plymouth … a population of 250,000 and is located in the beautiful South West of England. ooIs a coastal city, surrounded by many miles of dramatic coastline and beaches. Dartmoor National Park is only 20 minutes from the city, offering opportunities for hiking, horse riding, climbing and picnics with friends in the beautiful countryside. ooHas a modern shopping centre with a fantastic shopping mall offering an exciting and different shopping experience. ooHas many facilities for young people and students in the city including bars, nightclubs, cafés, restaurants, art galleries and cinemas. The Theatre Royal is one of the best regional theatres in the country with a varied programme of drama, opera, ballet and musicals and premiering many new performances before they open in the West End. Plymouth Pavilions houses a 4,000seat arena hosting music concerts, nationally known comedians and major sporting events.

If you are interested in sport, Plymouth has much to offer, especially watersports including sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, gig rowing, water skiing, kayaking, surfing and jet skiing. For those who prefer land-based sports there are many clubs you can join - swimming, tennis, netball, hockey, football, rugby, volleyball, cricket and much more.

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famous for its maritime history and has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. Sir Francis Drake sailed into battle against the Spanish Armada in 1588 and in 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers set sail to the New World of America. Plymouth is also the birthplace of Captain Scott, whose famous Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole was recently marked with centenary celebrations. ooHas an historic harbour area called The Barbican which has 16th Century buildings, craft shops, outdoor cafés and bars. Plymouth Hoe is the city’s waterfront where you can enjoy amazing views across the natural harbour (Plymouth Sound), walk, ride bikes, or simply sit and enjoy the magnificent views!

New for 2012 is the Plymouth Life Centre. This new fitness and leisure facility, managed by Everyone Active, hopes to attract sports enthusiasts from across the country, as well as from the local community. The centre will include facilities such as a leisure pool with flumes, ten-lane swimming pool, a climbing zone with aerial assault course, a multi-use sports hall and dance and martial arts areas. The centre will also be used as a base for a number of Olympic teams. Plymouth is also home to Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Plymouth Albion Rugby Club and the Plymouth Raiders basketball team. For further information on Plymouth visit www.visitplymouth.co.uk.

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Costs and Funding

When studying a higher education course you will need to consider paying for your course (tuition fees) and covering your living costs. Depending on your personal circumstances you may be eligible for support with tuition fees, disabled student allowances, maintenance loans and childcare grants. The following information will help you work out how much your course will cost, and if you are entitled to any help with your fees or expenses. Costs and Funding

Tuition fees Tuition fees are charged on all courses and you may need to make a contribution. How much you contribute will be determined by Student Finance England. They use an income test and assessment to work out what you will have to pay based on household income for the previous financial year. You can apply to take out a fee loan to help cover the fee costs whilst at College.

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students 2012/13 Fees for a full-time foundation degree at the College in 2012/13 will be £5,950 per year - compared to many universities who will be charging up to £9,000.

ooPart-time students 2012/13 The level of fee will depend on the intensity of your course: o part-time foundation degree over two years (intensive) - £3,550 per year o part-time foundation degree over three years or part-time HNC over two years - £2,365 per year. City College Plymouth University-level Courses


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Part-time foundation degrees starting in 2012/13 may apply for a government subsidised loan to cover the tuition fees. For up-to-date fee information on all part-time courses offered in this directory, please visit the website.

National Scholarships If you are currently studying a level 3 course or Apprenticeship at City College Plymouth, and are a Plymouth resident, you may be eligible for a National Scholarship worth up to £3,000. Please note, other financial support may be available depending on individual circumstances. For up-to-date, personalised information you can contact the Funding team on 01752 305381.

Student loans If you are an eligible student on a full-time higher education course, you can take out a student loan. There are two types of loan available - you can take out either or both: ooa student loan to cover your tuition fees called the ‘Student Loan for Tuition Fees’ www.cityplym.ac.uk | info@cityplym.ac.uk 01752 305300

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student loan to help with your accommodation and other living costs called the ‘Student Loan for Maintenance’.

Please note that for full-time foundation degrees starting in 2012/13 you must apply for a tuition fee loan of £5,950. For further information visit: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.

Are you a student from Europe? EU nationals and residents are advised to contact the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills EU team for details of financial support on +441352 391199 or at ec.europa.eu/education/index_en.htm or UK Council for International Affairs at www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/eea.php.

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Encouragement and Support We want you to be able to make the most of your learning experiences at the College. If you are worried or facing any sort of difficulties, this is likely to reflect on your ability to learn and so we have developed a caring, experienced team of staff who can provide you with individual support to help you cope during this time.

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Equality and Diversity Our College believes that fair treatment, mutual respect, trust and openness are the rights of all. We welcome students from all backgrounds and value and actively celebrate the benefits that diversity and difference bring to the College and our society. The College raises awareness of equality and human rights, promotes diversity and combats all forms of inequality, disadvantage, prejudice, unfair discrimination, harassment and mistreatment within its communities.

The College believes that all forms of prejudice and unfair discrimination are unacceptable. The College is committed to creating a safe environment for all students and staff. We want everyone to feel valued at our College. Copies of our Equality and Diversity policy are available from our website. If you require this policy in another format please call 01752 305300.

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Personal tutors

Learning Resources Services

You will be allocated a personal tutor who has been specially trained to give you support and guidance on your course. They will help you settle into the College, hold regular meetings to discuss your progress and/or any difficulties faced, and discuss with you the best way to deal with them.

The Learning Resources Service provides a library at both Kings Road and Goschen. Here you will find key resources that will help you to be successful in your studies. These include books, e-books, journals, e-journals, newspapers and DVDs. Many of these items are available electronically 24/7 - we aim, where available, to have an electronic copy of every book on your reading list, as well as providing e-journals and databases.

Learning support service If you have, or think you might have, a learning difficulty/disability of any kind then we can help support you in your studies with access to a range of specialist support and additional resources. Our supportive and caring team will ensure you are treated with respect and your confidentiality is safeguarded. For further details contact us on 01752 305885 or e-mail learningsupport@cityplym.ac.uk.

There is plenty of study space for silent, quiet and group work both with and without PCs. Wi-fi access is available throughout the libraries. Printing, including colour, is available

in both libraries. The Print Room at Kings Road and the Print Pod at Goschen can help you with binding and provide advice on printing larger documents. Librarians are on-hand to help you locate and use resources and provide information on research and study skills. If you have a disability or require additional specialist support or equipment please contact us. As a student at City College Plymouth you also have e-access to Plymouth University’s library catalogue and electronic resources, and the opportunity to obtain a Plymouth University student card for borrowing certain materials and using the PCs at the University’s library.

Students wishing to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) can contact Access South West for advice on 01752 587662 or at www.access-southwest.co.uk.

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Encouragement and Support Travelling to College As part of the College’s Transport Strategy, students are encouraged, if possible, to walk, cycle or take public transport to and from College to reduce their impact on the environment. Students from Devon (mainly the Ivybridge, Kingsbridge and Tavistock areas), and Cornwall (mainly the Launceston, Liskeard and Looe areas) will be able to buy a subsidised travel pass, which can be used on a number of public bus services. In addition, the College operates a free bus that runs between the city centre, Kings Road and Goschen. Discounted travel is also available from Citybus after 9.30am for full-time students aged under 23 who live within the Plymouth city boundaries. All students can also receive a 10% discount on Citybus student rider tickets. For more information visit www.plymouthbus.co.uk. For further travel information, please contact the Student Services team on 01752 305803, or visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/travel.

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Careers guidance services and Student Services You can be sure that when you speak to us we will give you the best impartial information, advice and guidance. In fact, we have achieved the Investor in Careers Award and the Matrix award for the quality of our services. We are here to help so that you can concentrate on your studies. If you want to come to the College, we can help you with advice about: ooplanning your next step (courses, training, employment) oostudent funding and financial support ootravel passes and the College buses oofunding for childcare and local childcare providers. You can contact Student Services at Kings Road or Goschen. Drop by, e-mail studentservices@cityplym.ac.uk, visit www.cityplym.ac.uk or call us on 01752 305803.

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Finding Somewhere to Live

The Careers team helps you make appropriate choices now and throughout your time at the College. In addition to having our own careers advisers, we work in partnership with personal advisers from Careers South West. You can use the service in a number of ways, including individual guidance interviews with a qualified Careers Adviser and careers information resources. We also hold drop-in careers sessions at the Student Services Help Desks at both Kings Road and Goschen throughout term time, and employability workshops which run throughout the year.

Childcare As a parent, you may find that juggling family life with study can be tricky. We want to support you so you can enjoy your studies and be a responsible parent to your child. The College runs two ‘outstanding’ nurseries and a kids’ club. Both our nurseries were judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in our last inspections in 2007. For full inspection reports visit the Ofsted website - www.ofsted.gov.uk.

Many students live at home while they attend the College. However some, especially those who have come from overseas, need to find accommodation for the duration of their course. The College recommends Unite - the largest private provider of modern, affordable student accommodation within the UK - to students looking for a home away from home.

Other services available Whilst you are at College we have a number of other services available to help support you during your time with us: oocounselling oomediation ooquiet rooms for those with spiritual beliefs oosafeguarding (support and advice about being safe at College).

Unite has three properties in Plymouth that are available to College students: Discovery Heights, Central Point and Alexandra Works - all within two miles of the College. All three offer en-suite single study bedrooms arranged in flats, sharing a kitchen with other students. Discovery Heights and Central Point are conveniently located in the city centre. Alexandra Works is a purpose-built property, located close to Mutley Plain. To find out more call 0800 783 4213 or visit www.unite-students.com.

For further details or to request an application form, please contact Curious Kittens on 01752 305060.

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Making the Most of Your Free Time

Your first few months at the College can be as confusing as they are exciting. While your main focus is on getting good grades you also need to balance your hard work with having a good social life too. Being a student is not just about learning, it’s about getting involved, enjoying yourself and making new friends!

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The College has a calendar of events and activities running throughout the year to promote local and national issues, and to support you with your progression either on to employment or further courses. It also gives you a chance to get involved with what happens at your College, make the most of your free time, try something new and have some fun! Our Student Liaison team wants to make sure you enjoy your time at the College and aims to directly impact the achievement of your goals (personal and academic), and support you

in establishing your identity as a part of the College and the wider Plymouth community.

Student Liaison team Our Student Liaison team provides the other side of College life - the fun bit! We ask students questions about what they want from us, listen to their feedback, and use the information we gather to create a year-long programme of activities for all students. As a student at the College you have automatic membership to our Students’ Union (SU) - an independent, studentled organisation which makes sure that your City College Plymouth University-level Courses


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voice is listened to and that the College is doing everything it can to give you the best experience possible. Not only that, but as a higher education student on a Plymouth University course, you also have automatic membership to the University’s Students’ Union (UPSU)!

So, what do you get? ooStudent

Centres (recreational common rooms) at each main site and a HE common room. ooAccess to a wide range of recreational activities that are tailored to suit your needs anything from outdoor activities such as kayaking, rock climbing and sailing, to screen printing your own t-shirts or running a junk band workshop. We also have sports equipment and an on-site gym. ooAccess to the College gym and dedicated gym instructors. ooBecoming a student at the College means you have access to another vital part of the College - the Students’ Union (SU). This is your representational student body. ooA bonus of being a student is the array of discounts you’ll be entitled to with an NUS Extra card. These include VUE cinemas, Amazon.co.uk, Superdrug, Topshop and hundreds of others. The card is available

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from the SU at a cost of £11(2012 price) call in at the start of the year and get a full year’s worth of discounts. If you want more information about the Student Liaison team, including the SU, e-mail us at studentliaison@cityplym.ac.uk. Students on courses approved by Plymouth University may also get involved with its Students’ Union (UPSU) and enjoy full access to their facilities and services. There are around 100 sporting clubs and activity-based societies making up UPSU’s hub of student activity. Sporting clubs range from traditional football, rugby and hockey, to the off-the-wall ‘octopush’ and ‘ultimate frisbee’, and the more adventurous caving, skiing and snowboarding.

Student representation Every higher education course at the College has an elected Student Representative. The representative’s role is to proactively seek out and identify student views on matters relating to their student experience, and to present these views to College staff. Our representatives provide an essential link between the student body, the College and our partner university. As well as providing valuable feedback, our student representatives have the opportunity to take part in a variety of events and activities.

UPSU has three bars that host an array of live acts from comedians and hypnotists to live bands and DJs. Weekly promotions include bar quizzes, karaoke, bar bingo and film nights. For more information call the UPSU on 01752 588388, or visit www.upsu.com.

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Access to Higher Education Courses If you are looking to get back into learning then consider our Access courses. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a way of helping you get into university. Once completed, you can either go right ahead and apply for a university course, or you can take a year out to gain relevant work experience to support your higher education application. It can also be used for personal development or to prepare you for work. An Access course will help you to get to grips with the level of study and motivation you will need to succeed in higher education.

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Return to Learn Course Alternatively, we have a course that prepares you for entry to a range of College courses, covering essential core skills such as academic studies, English, maths and IT. Our Return to Learn course will refresh your existing skills and teach you how to plan and manage your learning.

be better prepared to embark on a more demanding course, but you will also be awarded a nationally recognised qualification. If you already have some formal qualifications or credit accumulation and transfer scheme points, then take a look at our foundation degrees, higher national certificates, professional qualifications and university short courses.

It includes three stages, and on successful completion of each stage not only will you

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Case Study Katrina Ward “Completing the Access to Science course at the College allowed me to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Forensic Science. Having two young children made it hard for me to think about going back to college, and when I started the course I had little confidence. The Access to Science course was hard work, but definitely worth it. It covered a variety of different subjects and helped me to develop my academic skills. “The support from the College’s staff, right from the first phone call, made the course really enjoyable. The teaching staff helped me to believe in my own ability to learn and succeed. The College has a really good reputation for foundation degrees and the positive experience I had doing the Access course encouraged me to go for it! My aim now is to top-up my foundation degree into an honours degree at Plymouth University. After that, I believe that I will be able to gain employment in the crime scene investigation field.”

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Access to Higher Education Courses The College offers a number of Access to Higher Education courses on a part-time basis. We also offer a Return to Learn course, which is excellent preparation for studying an Access course. Take a look at the courses section of the College website for more information.

Combined Studies Duration: Full-time - one year Part-time - various days and times for one year

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Start date: September

If you want to progress onto higher education and are interested in teaching, social work and psychology, to name but a few, then this course is for you. You will study English, maths and academic development as mandatory subjects. In addition, you will study other core subjects which may include psychology, sociology, human biology, literature or history. Course code: AAC

Nursing Professions Location: Kings Road and Goschen College code: AAC, CAN, SCIPT, BEL

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Fees per year (2012/13): £470 How to apply: See page 92

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Do you have an optimistic approach to life? Are you patient and sympathetic to people? Are you methodical? Do you have experience of working in health care and want to progress further but don’t have the necessary qualifications or evidence of recent study? You will get plenty of experience to use these skills in nursing and other health-related professions. Our course helps you prepare for further study towards your career in the health professions. You do need some clinical experience in order to be accepted on to this course, and a positive reference. Course code: CAN

Science Science is a fascinating and varied subject and affects virtually every aspect of our lives - what we eat, how healthy we are, and how we work. Our Access course will allow you to pursue a variety of pathways from entry to degree programmes such as biological or environmental sciences, ecology, geology and chemistry, or entry into health professions such as physiotherapy, radiography, dietetics and podiatry. You will study biology, chemistry, maths and study skills. Psychology and physics are also possible options. Course code: SCIPT

Social Care Professions Are you interested in people? Do you want to help those who struggle to overcome their problems and rebuild their lives? Do you have a lot of patience? Are you resilient? In the rewarding social care professions you will find all your skills tested to the limit. Our course helps you prepare for further study towards your career and gain valuable confidence by learning, and in some cases reviewing, the core subjects you will need. Course code: BEL

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What do I need to get on an Access course? There are no formal entry qualifications required, although you will be interviewed and will need to undertake an initial assessment to ensure that you have the underpinning skills to enable you to begin the course. You may also be asked to complete an assignment to bring to the interview. Please check our website for the specific entry requirements for the subjects you are interested in (www.cityplym.ac.uk).

How will I be assessed? Assessment is via assignments and coursework, with an examination in some subjects.

What next? Successful completion of an Access to Higher Education course means you will be eligible to apply for a place at university, where you can study all sorts of different subjects or pursue a vocational course.

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International Students If you are from outside the UK but are interested in studying higher education here, then we warmly welcome you to our College. We understand that the distinction of having studied in a foreign country for a session, semester or year can be invaluable to your future career in today’s competitive job market. We also appreciate that you will bring a different perspective that will enrich the diversity of experience for all our students and we hope that you will find studying with us an equally rewarding experience.

International Students

To help you we have set up a dedicated International Office to answer all your queries. We can guide you through the application process, assist you with travel arrangements, help you find accommodation, assist you with your visa and generally ease your way into living and studying in the UK. To prepare you for studying in the UK we also run a one-year foundation course. This course specifically helps you prepare for entry into university education, see opposite for details.

For information and advice on any aspect of living and studying in Plymouth, please contact the International Office by telephone on +44 1752 305857 or e-mail us at international@cityplym.ac.uk. For detailed information and advice, including details about course fees for international students, please visit the International Office webpages: www.cityplym.ac.uk/international.

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International Foundation Course What’s it all about? This course aims to prepare overseas students for entry to university in the United Kingdom. Two subject pathways are available: business (if you are planning to study business-related courses at university) and technology and computing (if you are planning to study engineering and IT-related courses at university).

What do I need to get on the course?

What next?

You should be a foreign national and have gained school leaving qualifications equivalent to five GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and English. Mature students’ experience will be considered.

On successful completion of this course you will have a guaranteed place on a foundation degree at the College, or on an appropriate degree at Plymouth University. Students can apply to other universities through the UCAS procedure.

What does the course involve? Business pathway: oounderstanding business oointroduction to accounting and finance oobusiness law. Technology and computing pathway: oointroduction to engineering technology ootechnological applications of science oointroduction to computer science. You will also study academic English, numeracy, study skills and IT. The subjects are taught at A level standard.

How will I be assessed? Your assessment will include coursework and end of year examinations, moderated by external examiners.

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Duration: Full-time - one year

This course is also suitable to prepare you for postgraduate study. SEP

The College has been awarded the new Charter for Excellence in International Education & Training by the AoC (Association of Colleges). The Charter recognises the high quality of our provision and support for international students and commitment to developing all our students as global citizens.

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: CIA

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Fees per year (2012/13): £5,850 How to apply: See page 92 International Students International Foundation Course

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Foundation Degrees Foundation degrees are two-year degreelevel courses (when studied full-time) which are broadly equivalent to studying for the first two years of an honours degree at university. They are carefully designed and developed in collaboration with employers, and offer you the opportunity to combine academic study with the skills and attributes needed in the workplace.

a foundation degree on a part-time basis can provide greater flexibility and the opportunity to carry on with work whilst you study. Some employers will fund the course fees and provide time to study where the course is considered of relevance for their business. Many of our part-time foundation degrees are offered on an intensive two year basis, while others are over three years.

Many of our foundation degree courses are also offered on a part-time basis. Studying for

When you complete one of our courses and graduate with a Plymouth University award,

Foundation Degrees

you will have the appropriate training and skills needed for success in industry and business; many also include professional qualifications. Foundation degrees are a qualification in their own right. Most foundation degrees have articulated progression routes to honours degrees. These are often one-year ‘top-up’ courses available at Plymouth University, or in some cases, another university or Partner College. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

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Case Study Kevin Ridgers “I am currently a Response Officer for the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and I have been a Police Officer for approximately three years. I am convinced studying the Foundation Degree in Public Services at the College gave me the attributes I needed to fulfil my career ambition. “The various lessons I studied helped me during my Police interview and throughout my career. The law module has proven to be very handy for my preparation for promotion too. “Whilst at the College, the strong links with the Armed Forces and Emergency Services were obvious. We were often visited by representatives and were offered valuable work placements. The knowledge I obtained both in class and on placement meant that I already had an understanding of the job.”

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Accounting and Finance Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? On this foundation degree you will learn essential business skills and how to prepare and analyse financial information in order to make effective business decisions in areas such as performance evaluation, capital expenditure and raising finance. You will also consider how these issues sit within the workings of the stock market and the legal constraints of the professional accounting system. This course offers valuable exemptions from professional accounting exams for bodies including the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

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Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - one full day, one afternoon and evening or two evenings per week for two years

What do I need to get on the course?

Start date: September

The course includes the following subjects: oomanaging financial information and organisations oopersonal development ooeconomic environment for business oolegal aspects of business oomanagement accounting for decision making oofinancial planning and policy ooresearch methods.

Location: Kings Road College code: UF2476 UCAS code: P60 - N401

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Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £3,550 part-time How to apply: See page 92

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120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

Plus a number of optional modules, which will be delivered subject to demand and approval: oostrategy and innovation oomacroeconomic issues oomarketing planning and communication oofinancial markets and investment

ooinvestment

and risk management oobusiness communications.

How will I be assessed? Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, International Finance or Business Management with Business English BA (Hons) degrees at Plymouth University oothe second year of other business related degrees at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of business degrees at other universities ooa wide range of careers in business, management, personnel, marketing, finance, accounting and public administration. City College Plymouth University-level Courses


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Administrative Management Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? In today’s competitive business world, managers must make decisions that deliver results on time and within budget. Our foundation degree will teach you to become accomplished in the key business fundamentals of managing the administration of systems and processes vital to supporting these business decisions. On successful completion of the first year you will be eligible to gain the Institute of Administrative Management Diploma, progressing to the advanced diploma in year two.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: ooadministrative systems and processes ooprofessional administration oobusiness environment and finance ooadministrative management of resources oostrategic issues in administration oomarketing ooaccounting for administrators.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of Plymouth University’s BA (Hons) Business Administration degree and/or further professional qualifications in administrative management ooenter directly into employment.

Duration: Full or part-time - one full day, one afternoon and evening or two evenings per week for two years

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF3554 FT, UX3554 PT UCAS code: P60 - N211

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £3,550 part-time How to apply: See page 92

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Audio and Music Production Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Based at dBs Music’s multi-million pound recording complex in the city centre of Plymouth, this course focuses on the technical and creative skills required to become a successful music producer and sound engineer. Alongside the main qualification, you will also work towards gaining industry recognised Pro-Tools certification giving you a competitive edge in the employment market.

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Duration: Full-time - two years

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Start date: September Location: dBs Music College code: MPF UCAS code: P60 - J935

£

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

180 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations, examinations, class tests and projects.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: oocritical listening ooprinciples of sound oomusic and the entrepreneur ooaudio recording techniques oocreative music production ooacoustics and the recording environment ooanalogue recording methods oosampling and sound synthesis ooaudio and music production.

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe BA (Hons) Music: Technology degree at Plymouth University (new title subject to approval) oothe second or final year of an honours degree in a related subject at a range of universities oowork at entry level as a member of an audio production team.

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 How to apply: See page 92

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Business (Management) Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? This foundation degree can teach you to become flexible, financially astute, adept at communicating with both customers and staff, and someone whose talents will be highly sought after in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Business is a hugely varied sector, and so this course covers a wide range of business topics to ensure that you are ready for employment in any industry.

What do I need to get on the course? 120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: oobusiness finance ooeconomic environment for business oolegal aspects oomanaging in organisations oomarketing planning and communication oooperations management oopersonal development. Plus a number of optional modules (subject to approval): oomarketing and customer relationship management ooe-business oologistics and project management ooretail studies oosustainability for business www.cityplym.ac.uk | info@cityplym.ac.uk 01752 305300

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accounting oomanaging people oomacroeconomics. Duration: Full-time or part-time two years

How will I be assessed? Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, International Finance or Business Management with Business English BA (Hons) degrees at Plymouth University oothe second year of other business related degrees at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of business degrees at other universities ooa wide range of careers in business, management, personnel, marketing, finance, accounting and public administration.

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF2524 FT, UX2524 PT UCAS code: P60 - N210

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Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £3,550 part-time How to apply: See page 92 Foundation Degrees Business Management

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Children and Young People (subject to approval) Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? This foundation degree was developed in response to government initiatives to introduce a graduate workforce within early years settings. It is intended to develop students who are reflective practitioners, with an ability to understand and apply the principles of evidence-based practice. The course will involve you working with colleagues in the workplace to evaluate and reflect on your own and others’ practices.

Duration: Full-time - two days per week for two years, plus one day per week in a placement

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Start date: September Location: Goschen College code: UF2828 UCAS code: please contact the College for details

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

200 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, case studies, in-class discussions, presentations, group work and assessment of competence in the workplace.

Those wishing to progress to primary teacher training must have a grade C or equivalent in English, maths and science.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: oochild development oomulti-agency working oochild protection oothe role of the senior practitioner. In addition, a minimum of two learning outcomes from route specific sections need to be taken. These route specific outcomes relate to working with babies in partnership with parents, working with the curriculum, assisting teachers and play work.

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of an honours degree in a related subject at a range of universities ooinitial teacher training ooenter into employment within the industry.

How to apply: See page 92 Foundation Degrees Children and Young People

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Civil Engineering Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Civil engineers help to create the structures and systems that sustain society. They are responsible for designing, building, maintaining and improving bridges, roads, canals, docks, office buildings, hospitals, schools, airports, power stations, railways, flood defences and water-treatment facilities everywhere. This course is designed for those who are already working in the civil engineering industry, in a range of roles including trainee site engineers, quantity surveyors and computer-aided design (CAD) technicians. Completion of this course may lead to membership of professional bodies such as the Institute of Civil Engineers.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: oomathematics ooconstruction materials oointroduction to computer-aided design (CAD) and information and communications technology (ICT) oocivil engineering oosite surveying oocivil engineering management and applications oofluid technology oocivil engineering surveying procedures oostructural analysis and design for construction oogeotechnics.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering degree (non-accredited) at Plymouth University. oothe second or final year of civil engineering degrees at a range of universities ooenter directly into employment.

Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - one day per week for three years

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF4194 UCAS code: P60 - H204

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Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £2,365 part-time How to apply: See page 92

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Community Music Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? This course is for musicians from all genres who wish to work within the community or education music sector. Building on existing musical skills you will learn the principals of teaching and learning, workshop skills, ensemble leading, project management and special needs education. This unique two-year course is taught by community music professionals who all have in-depth knowledge and experience. From classical and urban to folk and rock, you will apply your musical expertise in this exciting area of work to engage the wider community. Much of the course is very hands-on with work-based learning at the core.

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Duration: Full-time - two years

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Start date: September Location: Goschen College code: UF3982 UCAS code: P60 - W391

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations, examinations and projects.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: oocommunity music workshop skills ooapplied music technology ooteaching and learning oomusicianship and ensemble skills oosocial policy, inequality and inclusion ootheories and principles of youth engagement oocommunity music and special educational needs.

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BA (Hons) Music degree at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of an honours degree in sound and music production, or other related subjects oowork at entry level as a member of an audio production team.

How to apply: See page 92 Foundation Degrees Community Music

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Construction Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? The construction industry is of considerable economic and strategic importance to the UK. The construction process is complex, starting with design and planning, through production, to ongoing maintenance and refurbishment. This course is designed for those who are already working in, or aspiring to work in, the construction industry in a range of roles including site managers, site engineers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors and architectural technologists.

What do I need to get on the course? 120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: oomaths ooconstruction materials oointroduction to computer-aided design (CAD) and information and communications technology (ICT) oohealth, safety and the law oodomestic construction ooconstruction management and applications oosite surveying ooenvironment building science ooconstruction contractual procedures oobuilding pathology oolean construction ooconstruction refurbishment practice

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oostructural ooenergy

analysis and design for construction use in buildings.

Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - one day per week for three years

How will I be assessed? Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations and examinations. SEP

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Environmental Construction Surveying degree (non-accredited) at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of an honours degree in a related subject at a range of universities ooenter directly into employment. Completion of this course may contribute towards the membership requirements of professional institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Building.

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF4192 UCAS code: P60 K221

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? This course is especially suitable for those in full-time employment in the electrical and electronic engineering industry, and is designed to provide you with the sound principles required of electrical and electronic engineering. We will take your natural talents in creative thinking, design and technical know-how and put them to work on a range of projects. As an engineer you will work at the cutting-edge of technology, transforming today’s ideas into tomorrow’s reality.

Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - one day per week for three years

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UX2790/91 UCAS code: P60 - H602

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Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £2,365 part-time

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: oodigital and analogue devices and circuits ooelectrical and electronic principles ooscience and measurement oomicroprocessor systems and high level programming oosustainability and energy business management ooanalytical methods oofurther analogue and digital electronics ooapplications of power electronics ooelectrical power oorenewable energy systems.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of a related degree at a range of universities ooenter into employment as an electrical or electronic engineer.

How to apply: See page 92 Foundation Degrees Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? There is a high demand for electrical engineers with energy management and renewable energy skills. This is a practical foundation degree taught within a workshop environment where you will learn to design, install and test electrical systems including solar power. Progression leads directly onto MSc studies (full or part-time) and registered engineer status with employment experience. Previous graduates have gained successful employment in positions ranging from graduate design engineer to engineering manager in both electrical and renewable energy roles.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: ooelectrical design oocomputer-aided design (CAD) ooelectrical engineering oopower electronics oorenewable energy systems (photovoltaic, hydro and wind) ooelectrical installation engineering (including test and inspection) oosustainability and energy management.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe second year of the BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at Plymouth University oodirect entry onto the full-time or distance learning course, PgDip/MSc in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at the University of East London oodirect entry onto the full-time course, PgDip/MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment at the University of East London ooenter into a career in electrical and/or renewable energy industries.

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Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - one day per week for three years

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF3623 UCAS code: P60 - HH62

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Forensic Science Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Forensic science is one of the most fascinating areas of applied science - the use of scientific procedures to produce evidence in a court of law. This course provides the knowledge and skills appropriate to an increasingly important area of science. It covers the major scientific disciplines involved in the investigation of crime.

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Duration: Full-time - two years

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Start date: September Location: Goschen College code: UF3372 UCAS code: P60 - F411

£

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Assessment will be through a variety of assignments which involve both practical and written projects. The emphasis will be on practical development supported by portfolios. There are two examinations at stage two.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: oomanaging a crime scene oocollection of forensic evidence oolaboratory investigation of forensic evidence ooscientific principles involved in forensic science oocriminology ooforensic psychology ooEnglish criminal law oolegal aspects associated with forensic science work oothe forensic scientist as an expert witness in a court of law.

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe second year of the BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of an honours degree in a related subject at a range of universities ooa wide range of careers such as scene of crime investigation, laboratory forensic science and other scientific support services.

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 How to apply: See page 92

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Hospitality and Tourism Management Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? With your flair for organising events, meeting people and logistics management, you can use our course as a stepping-stone to a more senior level or to further study. We will expand and improve your planning, managing and organising skills, encourage you to be innovative and creative, show you how to carefully gauge client requirements, get an in-depth understanding of the industry and how to cultivate good contacts.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Assessments include projects, presentations, workshadowing exercises and group events. Some modules have in-class tests.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following subjects: oorestaurant operations oopurchasing, costing and finance ooaccommodation and front office oomarketing oointernational tourism ooevents management oolicensed trade management ooleadership and management.

Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - one day per week for three years

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management, or the BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management degrees at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of a related degree at a range of universities ooenter into employment in a wide range of careers within the hospitality industry at management level.

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF2450 UCAS code: P60 - N229

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Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £2,365 part-time How to apply: See page 92

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Human Resource Management Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Companies frequently say that their people are their most valuable asset. Getting the most from people to assist in gaining maximum organisational effectiveness is one of the key roles of human resources. This foundation degree will help you focus on the key skills and attributes human resource professionals need to develop in order to make a contribution in modern businesses. It is planned that the stage two assessment for this course will meet the criteria of the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HR Management, which could result in a professional qualification in addition to the foundation degree. Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - various days and times for two years

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF3314 UCAS code: P60 - N603

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £3,550 part-time

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of written assignments, case studies, role play and in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following subjects (some modules are subject to approval): ooorganisational behaviour oorecruitment and selection oocontemporary developments in employee relations ooresourcing and talent planning oobusiness issues and the context of human resources oousing information in HR oodeveloping professional practice oobusiness environment oobusiness finance.

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BA (Hons) Business Administration, or the BA (Hons) Business Administration with Business English degrees at Plymouth University oofurther professional study to achieve membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ooa career in human resource management in the private or public sector.

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International Business with Business English (subject to approval) Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? This course is intended for non-native speakers of English who would like a career in international business, and are keen to develop their communication and English language skills. As a student, you will develop an understanding of how to do business in Europe, UK, Asia and the Americas, whilst gathering an appreciation for differences in global culture. Whilst you develop a specialism in the English language, you will also be supported in developing business skills such as management techniques, financial analysis, flexibility, and dealing with people. Successful students will acquire talents which will be highly sought after in the private, public and voluntary sectors across the globe.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

Qualifications need to be equivalent of four GCSEs at grade C or above, and both of the following: oo120 UCAS tariff points or equivalent ooIELTS 5.5 or an equivalent English test.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following subjects: oointernational business, legal regulations and global supply chains ooEnglish language and global culture in business oomanaging in organisations oomarketing and e-marketing oobusiness finance and accounting ooeconomic environment for business, enterprise and strategy.

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What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BA (Hons) Business Administration or BA (Hons) International Management degree at Plymouth University oothe second year of other business related honours degrees at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of business honours degrees at a range of universities ooa wide range of careers in international business, management, personnel, marketing, finance, accounting and public administration.

Duration: Full-time - two years

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF4433 UCAS code: P60 - N121

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Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 How to apply: See page 92

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International Business with Mandarin (subject to approval) Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? If you know you want a career in business that will take you further than the UK, and you are keen to develop a language with your study, then this foundation degree is a good choice for you. You will develop an understanding of how to do business in Europe, Asia and the Americas, whilst developing communication and language skills in Mandarin that will enable you to speak to Chinese businesses. While you develop your specialism in the Chinese language and culture, we can help you to become flexible, financially astute, adept at communicating with both customers and staff, and someone whose talents will be highly sought after in the private, public and voluntary sectors across the globe.

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Duration: Full-time - two years

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF4433 UCAS code: P60 - N121

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Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 How to apply: See page 92

Foundation Degrees International Business with Mandarin

Within this course there is the option of a part-funded summer term study placement with one of our Chinese partner universities, studying Chinese language, culture and business.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and in-class tests.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following subjects: oointernational business, legal regulations and global supply chains ooMandarin language ooChinese culture and global culture in business oomanaging in organisations oomarketing and e-marketing oobusiness finance and accounting ooeconomic environment for business, enterprise and strategy.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BA (Hons) Business Administration or BA (Hons) International Management degree at Plymouth University oothe second year of other business related honours degrees at Plymouth University oothe second or final year of business honours degrees at a range of universities ooa wide range of careers in international business, management, personnel, marketing, finance, accounting and public administration. City College Plymouth Higher University-level Education Directory Courses


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Legal Studies Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? If you are tenacious, stimulated to tackle problems and have a great appetite for independent thinking then take a look at our foundation degree. On this course we will take your innate aptitudes and teach you sound legal disciplinary concepts, principles and practice. You can also work towards achieving the Institute of Legal Executive’s Professional Diploma. When you graduate you will emerge confident, smart and insightful, and ready for a high-flying career in this profession.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: ooEnglish legal system and practice ooEuropean law and human rights oocriminal law oolaw of contract oolegal and research skills oolaw of tort oolaw of property oocommercial and consumer law.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Law with Business Studies degree at Plymouth University (following successful completion of a bridging module) oofurther professional study ooa legal-based profession in the private or public sector.

Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - one full day, one afternoon and evening or two evenings per week for two years SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF3553/ UX3553 UCAS code: P60 - H711

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £3,550 part-time How to apply: See page 92

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Live Sound Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Working in the highly competitive live sound music production industry requires persistence and single mindedness! If you are determined to make it to the top in this profession then our course will train you to support your career aspirations. With practical sessions to back up the theory, you will learn the skills required for live sound mixing, setting up and operating sound systems and live recording typical of those found in any contemporary professional live sound environment. You will be taught by some of the best in the business! Our tutors have worked with Radiohead, Kasabian and on Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage, to name but a few.

FT

Duration: Full-time - two years

SEP

Start date: September Location: dBs Music College code: LSF UCAS code: P60 - J934

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

180 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, practical assignments, online tests and live classroom projects.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: oosound sources and mixing technology ooacoustics and sound ooaudio production; crossovers, amplifiers and loudspeakers oosound optimisation ooanalogue live sound production oodigital live sound; principles and operation oolive sound sector oodigital live sound production.

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe second or final year of an honours degree in a related subject at a range of universities oowork at entry level as a member of an audio production team.

How to apply: See page 92 Foundation Degrees Live Sound

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Marine Engineering Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Are you interested in science and technology in the marine and offshore engineering industry? As a marine engineer you will need to be responsible, safety conscious and a good team worker. We will teach you crucial skills so you will understand the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engines and machinery in ships and marine installations.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: oobusiness management techniques ooanalytical methods for engineers ooengineering science, design and materials ooproject management oohealth, safety and risk assessment ooplant and process principles oomechanical principles oonaval architecture oocomputer-aided design (CAD) techniques oodigital and analogue devices and circuits ooplanning and scheduling, and instrumentation and control oothermodynamics oomarine propulsion systems.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Marine and Composites Technology degree at Plymouth University ooemployment in the industry.

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Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - one day per week for three years

SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF2794 UCAS code: P60 - J602

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £2,365 part-time How to apply: See page 92 Foundation Degrees Marine Engineering

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Mechanical Design and Manufacture Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Engineers who design, analyse, test, produce, and use all types of mechanical systems need to take a strong scientific, analytical approach to their work. Our foundation degree will not only train you to a very high standard in these methods, but also add to them a range of other vital competencies such as report writing, time management and budgeting, and will help you develop your ability to solve problems.

Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - one day per week for three years

FT PT SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF2797 UCAS code: P60 - H711

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £2,365 part-time How to apply: See page 92

Foundation Degrees Mechanical Design and Manufacture

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: oobusiness management techniques ooanalytical methods for engineers ooengineering science/engineering design project oomechanical principles oofluid mechanics ooengineering materials oocomputer-aided design (CAD) techniques oohealth, safety and risk assessment ooplant and process principles oostatistical process control oodesign for manufacture oomanufacturing processes ooplanning and scheduling ooquality assurance and management.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture degree at Plymouth University ooemployment in the industry.

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Public Services Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Do you have a passion for and a commitment to public service and its improvement? This course offers you the chance to broaden your knowledge and fine tune your skills to strive for a top career in the public sector, whether you want to work in the police force, local government or join the armed forces. Our foundation degree provides an understanding of the role and practice of the public services in the world today.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

The course is assessed on a continuous basis through a range of assessment criteria including presentations, essays and in-class tests.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: ooworking in groups oopolitical economy oodiversity ooapplied psychology oocitizen focus and service user perspectives oomanaging people oocriminology oocriminal law and criminal justice ooacademic and professional practice. Throughout the course you will also undertake a range of practical training activities linked with different public service areas.

Duration: Full-time - two years

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe one-year top-up BSc (Hons) Public Services degree at Plymouth University ooemployment in one of the public services, particularly with the police force.

SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF2443 UCAS code: P60 - L990

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 How to apply: See page 92

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Purchasing and Supply Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Purchasing and supply, or procurement management, is a specialised business role. It needs people who are able to negotiate, make decisions, meet targets and work under pressure. This course covers purchasing and supply management, and will develop your negotiation skills. It will equip you with know-how and practical experience, and you can also work towards achieving the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply’s Graduate Diploma.

Duration: Full-time - two years Part-time - various days and times for two years

FT PT SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF2473/UX2473 UCAS code: P60 - N201

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £3,550 part-time

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: oopurchasing and supply relationships oodeveloping contacts oopurchasing performance oosupply chain performance oostorage and distribution oosupply chain operations management.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BA (Hons) Business Administration degree at Plymouth University oothe Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply’s Graduate Diploma ooenter directly into employment.

In addition, you will study a range of general business management subjects, including business environment, finance, marketing and human resources management.

How to apply: See page 92 Foundation Degrees Purchasing and Supply

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Software Development Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Software development plays a vital role in the IT industry. If you want to thrive in this industry you need to be very detail oriented, be able to combine your logical thinking with the ability to focus for long periods and have a positive, can-do attitude. Not only that, you’ll need a large dose of creativity too! On our foundation degree we will help you perfect your mastery of these skills and develop your ability to analyse, programme and project manage software solutions.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: oocomputer platforms ooproject management ooanalysis and design of software ooprogramming.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing or BSc (Hons) Web Applications Development degrees at Plymouth University ooenter into employment in the industry.

In the final year, possible optional modules include games development, multimedia design or e-business.

Duration: Full-time - two years

SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF3366 UCAS code: P60 - G602

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 How to apply: See page 92

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Sports Therapy Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Are you patient and sympathetic to people? Are you able to work under pressure? Do you have an optimistic approach to life? You will use these skills to treat injured sportsmen and women of all ages and levels of sporting ability, both amateur and professional. Our foundation degree, accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, will give you detailed knowledge of injury prevention, assessing injuries, and introduce you to the rehabilitation for various sporting injuries.

FT

Duration: Full-time - two years

SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF2691 UCAS code: P60 - C604

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 How to apply: See page 92

Foundation Degrees Sports Therapy

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

160 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework including practicals, examinations and end-module tests.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following subjects: ooapplied manual therapy oosports psychology oohuman anatomy and structural kinesiology oobiomechanics ooassessment and management of sports injuries oohealth-related fitness programmes and exercise design oohealth issues oosports nutrition oosports therapy case studies ooresearch design and evaluation oorehabilitation and reconditioning.

What next? On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe one-year BSc (Hons) Health and Fitness top-up degree at Plymouth University oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree or BSc (Hons) Fitness and Coaching degrees at the University College of St. Mark & St. John oothe second or final year of health and fitness degrees at a range of universities ooa wide range of careers in the health, fitness and sports therapy industries.

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Strength, Conditioning and Sports Coaching Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? Make your mark in this highly competitive industry by learning to improve the performance of elite athletes. Our foundation degree helps you build impressive knowledge of the practical techniques of strength and conditioning to include Olympic weight lifting, functional movement screening and agility-based performance.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

160 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework including practicals, examinations and report writing.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following subjects: ooprogramme design for elite performance oobuilding stronger athletes oopractical training strategies ooexercise physiology oocoaching process and practice oophysiological testing of athletes oostrength and conditioning training concepts oosports nutrition oobiomechanics of sport oocontemporary issues in strength and conditioning ooresearch design and evaluation.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe one-year BSc (Hons) Health and Fitness top-up degree at Plymouth University oothe final year of the BSc (Hons) Strength, Conditioning and Coaching degree at the University College of St. Mark & St. John (subject to approval) oothe second or final year of health and fitness degrees at a range of universities ooa wide range of careers in the health, fitness and sports therapy industries.

This programme is pleased to have established links with a range of professional sport clubs, providing students with excellent work-based learning opportunities. www.cityplym.ac.uk | info@cityplym.ac.uk 01752 305300

Duration: Full-time - two years

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UF3593 UCAS code: P60 - C609

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 How to apply: See page 92

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Higher National Certificates (HNCs) If you have completed an A level or other advanced level course such as NVQ level 3, or you have extensive work experience in a related area and you wish to study further, then check out our higher national certificates. These are vocational in nature as they prepare you for careers in specific areas of industry. Many of our HNCs have built-in progression to the final year of a foundation degree.

Higher National Certificates

HNCs are attractive because: are vocational and directly relevant to your work oothey will give you the key transferable skills needed when you look for work in your chosen field ooif you do go on to study a foundation degree, you will already be familiar with the College, its tutors and College life. oothey

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Case Study Kieren Couch “The HNC in Civil Engineering enabled me to bridge the gap between my practical and theoretical knowledge, and has given me confidence in my academic ability. “The College has excellent facilities for higher education students and boasts an array of modern equipment and technology for supporting students in achieving their desired outcomes. “Since leaving the College, I was selected as one of six President’s Apprentices by the Institute of Civil Engineering and I have started work with CORMAC, a highways and civil engineering company. Looking ahead, I hope to make a difference within the industry and become a well established and successful civil engineer.”

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Civil Engineering Higher National Certificate

(Awarded by Plymouth University)

What’s it all about? Civil engineers help to create the structures and systems that sustain society. They are responsible for designing, building, maintaining and improving bridges, roads, canals, docks, office buildings, hospitals, schools, airports, power stations, railways, flood defences and water-treatment facilities everywhere. This course is designed for those who are already working in the civil engineering industry in a range of roles including trainee site engineers, quantity surveyors and computer-aided design technicians. Completion of this course may lead to membership of professional institutions such as the Institution of Civil Engineers. Duration: Full-time - one year Part-time - one day per week for two years

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Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UX4193

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £2,365 part-time

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments and presentations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: oomathematics ooconstruction materials oointroduction to computer-aided design (CAD) and information and communications technology (ICT) oocivil engineering oosite surveying oostructural analysis and design.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe third year of the Civil Engineering Foundation Degree offered at the College (see page 31) ooenter into employment in the civil engineering industry. This qualification can be used for progression towards chartered status and advancement to higher levels within the civil engineering industry.

How to apply: See page 92 Higher National Certificates Civil Engineering

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Construction Higher National Certificate

(Awarded by Plymouth University)

What’s it all about? The construction industry is of considerable economic and strategic importance across the UK. This course is designed for those who are already working in, or aspiring to work in, the construction industry in a range of roles including site managers, site engineers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors and architectural technologists. Completion of this course may contribute towards the membership requirements of professional institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Building.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments and presentations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: oomathematics ooconstruction materials oointroduction to computer-aided design (CAD) and information and communications technology (ICT) oohealth, safety and the law oodomestic construction ooconstruction management and applications oosite surveying ooenvironment building science.

Upon successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe third year of the Construction Foundation Degree offered at the College (see page 33) ooemployment in the construction industry ooChartered status or advancement to higher levels within the construction industry.

Duration: Full-time - one year Part-time - one day per week for two years

SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UX4192

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,950 full-time £2,365 part-time How to apply: See page 92

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Higher National Certificates Construction

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Higher National Certificate

(Awarded by Plymouth University)

What’s it all about? This course is especially suitable for those in full-time employment in the electrical and electronic engineering industry, and is designed to provide you with the sound principles of electrical and electronic engineering. We will take your natural talents in creative thinking, design and technical know-how and put them to work on a range of projects. As an engineer you will work at the cutting edge of technology, transforming today’s ideas into tomorrow’s reality.

Duration: Part-time - various days and times for two years

PT SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UX2790

£

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following modules: oodigital and analogue devices and circuits ooelectrical and electronic principles ooscience and measurement oosustainability and energy business management ooanalytical methods oomicroprocessor systems and high-level programming.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress to: oothe Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Degree at the College (see page 34) ooa career within the electrical and electronic industry.

Fees per year (2012/13): £2,365 How to apply: See page 92

Higher National Certificates Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Hospitality Management Higher National Certificate

(Awarded by Plymouth University)

What’s it all about? With your flair for organising events, meeting people and logistics management, you can use our course as a stepping-stone to a more senior level or to further study. We will expand and improve your planning, managing and organising skills, encourage you to be innovative and creative, show you how to carefully gauge client requirements, get an in-depth understanding into the industry, and to cultivate good contacts. You will emerge poised and assured, and ready to put theory into practice.

What do I need to get on the course?

What next?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress to: oothe Hospitality and Tourism Management Foundation Degree at the College (see page 37) ooa career within the hospitality industry.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following subjects: oorestaurant operations oomarketing oointernational tourism ooleadership and management ooaccommodation and front office.

Duration: Part-time - one day per week for two years SEP

Location: Kings Road College code: UX2892

How will I be assessed? Assessment includes practical demonstrations, report writing and presentations. There are also opportunities for you to gain invaluable experience by visiting and spending time with local hospitality providers.

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Start date: September

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £2,365 How to apply: See page 92 Higher National Certificates Hospitality Management

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Marine Engineering Higher National Certificate

(Awarded by Plymouth University)

What’s it all about? Are you interested in science and technology in the marine and offshore engineering industry? As a marine engineer you will also need to be responsible, safety conscious and a good team worker. We will teach you crucial skills so you will understand the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engines and machinery in ships and marine installations.

Duration: Part-time - one day per week for two years

PT SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UX2795

£

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following subjects: oobusiness management techniques ooanalytical methods for engineers ooengineering materials, science and design oohealth, safety and risk assessment ooplant and process principles oocomputer-aided design (CAD) techniques ooplanning and scheduling.

On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: oothe third year of the Marine Engineering Foundation Degree at the College (see page 43) ooa career within the marine engineering industry.

Fees per year (2012/13): £2,365 How to apply: See page 92

Higher National Certificates Marine Engineering

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Mechanical Design and Manufacture Higher National Certificate

(Awarded by Plymouth University)

What’s it all about? Engineers who design, analyse, test, produce, and use all types of mechanical systems need to take a strong scientific, analytical approach to their work. This course will not only train you to a very high standard in these methods but also add to them a range of other vital competencies such as report writing, time management and budgeting. It will help you develop your ability to solve problems.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

120 UCAS tariff points - see pages 84-87 for full entry requirements.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What does the course involve?

What next?

The course includes the following subjects: oobusiness management techniques ooanalytical methods for engineers ooengineering science/engineering design project ooengineering materials oocomputer-aided design (CAD) techniques/ advanced CAD oohealth, safety and risk assessment ooplant and process principles oostatistical process control oodesign for manufacture oomanufacturing processes ooplanning and scheduling ooquality assurance and management.

On successful completion you may progress to: oothe third year of the Mechanical Design and Manufacture Foundation Degree at the College (see page 44). You may then apply to progress on to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture degree at Plymouth University ooa career within the mechanical design and manufacturing industries.

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Duration: Part-time - one day per week for two years SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UX2798

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £2,365 How to apply: See page 92 Higher National Certificates Mechanical Design and Manufacture

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Professional Qualifications Improve your prospects at work by studying for a professional qualification. They can offer rewards such as entry into your chosen career area, a higher salary and promotion. Professional qualifications refer to an award or title issued by a recognised professional body, and show employers you are willing and capable of achieving recognised levels of competence, as well as committed to continuous professional development.

Professional Qualifications

We offer a wide range of business, education and management subjects that will not only enhance your CV but will, in some cases, aid your promotion! These courses allow you to build on your existing skills and expertise, and often lead to nationally recognised professional qualifications.

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Case Study James Smale “Studying and attaining my CMI (Chartered Management Institute) qualification with City College Plymouth has really supported me in my role as a Cell Manager at Princess Yachts. I am currently responsible for a team of 40 skilled men, and my key task is to successfully manage the fitting out of Princess V Class motor yachts. To achieve these complex boat builds, which can cost in excess of £1 million, means that I have to prioritise work effectively, problem-solve and manage all my available resources as efficiently as possible. “I thoroughly enjoyed the course which has provided me with a variety of management tools and given me further confidence to succeed.”

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Advice and Guidance NVQ Diploma Level 4 - OCR What’s it all about? This work-based qualification provides a statement of competence to demonstrate your ability to work with others to achieve objectives. The course is designed for those who are currently in a managerial or training role and have a responsibility for disseminating information. It recognises that working in the advice and guidance sector involves a diverse range of functions, tasks and activities that are constantly developing in the light of changing client needs. You will cover support systems, processes and services, as well as developing a clearer understanding of your responsibilities within an organisation.

What do I need to get on the course? Duration: Part-time - work-based, roll on roll off for one year

PT

Start date: Flexible start dates throughout the year Location: Kings Road College code: CYK

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Fees per year (2012/13): ÂŁ1,500 (funding may be available - please contact the College for details) How to apply: See page 92

Professional Qualifications Advice and Guidance

This course is designed to reflect the activities and responsibilities of those who are fully developed and experienced practitioners, particularly in guidance and in formal advocacy. Although no previous formal qualifications are required to embark on the qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you: ooare currently in employment oohave managerial or training responsibilities ooare a creator of information, advice and guidance within the service/practice ooare dynamic in your dealings with organisations.

What does the course involve? Mandatory units include: oodeveloping interrelations with advice and guidance clients oomanaging a personal case load

ooevaluating

and developing your contribution to the service oooperating within networks oounderstanding the importance of legislation and procedures. Optional units include a choice of 21 specific units which are tailored to the experienced advice and guidance practitioner.

How will I be assessed? You will need to collect a variety of evidence such as statements, observations and testimonies to build a portfolio. All of this will be under the guidance of an assessor. Once the criteria for each unit have been met, the unit will be signed off as competent.

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Business Improvement Techniques NVQ Level 4 - EAL What’s it all about? This work-based learning course is primarily aimed at those who are employed as supervisors, managers, team leaders or facilitators, and are responsible for carrying out business improvement activities, or for those prepared to take on staff responsibilities in a business improvement environment.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

You will need to obtain approval from your company management to be allowed time and support to be able to complete the programme, and have permission to take on and lead at least three team projects and be responsible for team and policy/ procedural change.

You will need to collect a variety of evidence you have produced or worked on such as plans, charts, reports, standard operating procedures or documents produced as part of a work activity, statements, observations and testimonies to build a portfolio. All of this will be under the guidance of an assessor. Once the criteria for each unit have been met, the unit will be signed off as competent.

What does the course involve? There is a choice of two pathways within the qualification and you can choose from either a ‘process’ or ‘quality’ pathway. Each pathway includes the following mandatory units: oocomplying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements oocontributing to effective team working ooleading effective teams oocarrying out project management activities.

Duration: Part-time - various days and times for up to 18 months SEP

What next?

Start date: September Location: Kings Road

Upon successful completion you may progress to a Foundation Degree in Business Improvement Techniques at a range of universities. Alternatively, there are a number of opportunities in business within the lean management sector.

College code: BIT4P/Q

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £1,500 (funding may be available - please contact the College for details) How to apply: See page 92

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Health and Safety National Diploma, Level 6 - National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) What’s it all about? This diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge for a professional career in health and safety and also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study. It is suitable for newly appointed health and safety practitioners and those with substantial experience - it equips holders to advise on effective management of risk across a range of employment sectors.

Duration: Part-time - Wednesdays, 9.00am - 4.30pm for one year

PT SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

In our experience in order to be successful on this course you will need one of the following: oo60-120 UCAS tariff points - any combination ooa BTEC national award in a related subject ooan NVQ level 3 in a related subject ooequivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

Assessment is by three written examinations, one per unit, and one assignment. All assessment is externally set and marked by NEBOSH.

What does the course involve? College code: NLF

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £5,000

The course includes the following modules: health and safety oohazardous agents in the workplace oowork equipment. oomanaging

What next? The NEBOSH National Diploma is recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as fulfilling the academic requirements for Chartered Membership (CMIOSH) conferring the official title of Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner. It is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting their requirements for full membership.

How to apply: See page 92 Professional Qualifications Health and Safety

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Human Resources Management Certificate/Diploma, Level 5 - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) What’s it all about? Human resource management encompasses a variety of activities including staffing needs, an awareness of the overall business context, employee relations, and employment law.

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

You will already be employed in a human resources role and possibly be educated to degree level in any discipline. The Human Resource Management Foundation Degree and the CIPD Certificate in HR Practice also provide a progression route to this course (see pages 38 and 80).

Assessment is a combination of written assignments, case studies, presentations and end of module tests.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: professional practice oobusiness issues and the contexts of human resources oousing information in human resources ooresourcing and talent planning ooreward management ooemployment law.

Duration: Part-time - one afternoon and one evening per week for one year for each qualification

What next? Successful completion of this course will prepare you to progress to Plymouth University and apply for the Post Graduate Diploma in HR. This course also provides the knowledge element required to upgrade to one of the professional grades of the CIPD.

SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road

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College code: CCHRM

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £1,250 (Certificate) £1,250 (Diploma) How to apply: See page 92

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Internal Quality Assurance Awards Level 4 - EdexceL What’s it all about? This qualification meets the emerging needs of the developing qualification frameworks and to reflect changes in the practice of assessment and quality assurance. Each of the new units covers the essential knowledge and understanding that internal quality assurers require.

Duration: Part-time - various days and times for six, 12 or 18 months

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Start date: August Location: Kings Road College code: AUIQA, AIQA or CLIQA depending on route chosen

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Fees per year (2012/13): ÂŁ600

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

Entry requirements will depend on your existing experience/knowledge and access to students/quality assurance opportunities. However, you will complete a skills scan prior to enrolment to determine the exact entry requirements.

You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating a range of activities involving supporting and monitoring assessors and carrying out quality assurance of vocational assessment.

What does the course involve? This qualification contains three individual pathways: ooa knowledge-only route for those who just want to know about internal quality assurance but who do not actually do it, for example managers or assessors ooa route for those who internally quality assure assessors and assessment, but who do not manage the centre or other internal quality assurers ooa route for those who have wider quality assurance responsibilities and manage others, develop policies or manage internal quality assurance visits.

What next? Progression will depend on the particular award you take - this may include progressing to achieve either one or two additional units (depending on your particular job role within quality assurance).

How to apply: See page 92 Professional Qualifications Internal Quality Assurance Awards

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Law and Practice Professional Higher Diploma - Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) What’s it all about? The fast track diploma (year one) has been designed to provide qualifying law graduates with a direct route to final academic qualification as a Legal Executive Lawyer. The higher diploma (years one and two) provides the necessary second stage academic qualification required to qualify as a Legal Executive Lawyer for non-law graduates. The fast track diploma is ideal for those who aspire to qualify as a lawyer whilst working. The higher diploma is for those non law graduates working within a legal environment or those who aspire to fully qualify as a lawyer. Students are welcomed from a variety of backgrounds with relevant entry requirements; such as public and private law environments, local authorities and public bodies, employed or those seeking to retrain or return to work.

What do I need to get on the course? In our experience, to be successful on this course you will need to have an ILEX Professional Diploma in Law and Practice or equivalent professional qualification. Applicants also need to have high standards of written English, ideally a level 3 qualification within this subject.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: oolaw of tort oolegal research skills oocivil litigation ooclient care skills oothe practice of family law oofamily law ooclient care skills www.cityplym.ac.uk | info@cityplym.ac.uk 01752 305300

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Duration: Part-time - one year for the fast track, or two years for the higher diploma

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law oocontract law. Fast track students need to complete only three units - civil litigation, practice of family law and client care skills.

SEP

Location: Kings Road

How will I be assessed? The course requires students to complete an externally set three hour exam/case study for each module, which is produced by the awarding body, ILEX. There are also numerous skills tasks set by ILEX.

What next? On successful completion you will be fully academically qualified as a Legal Executive Lawyer.

Start date: September

College code: PHDLP

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £1.000 How to apply: See page 92 Professional Qualifications Law and Practice

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Management and Leadership Award, Level 5 - Chartered Management Institute (CMI) What’s it all about? This course is intended for those who are considering a move to middle management, or are new to the role. It will provide the foundation skills and knowledge to enable you to feel confident in developing your management career, and will enable you to manage and communicate information effectively, understand core marketing principles, plan and manage resources, maintain quality, and recognise the principles of recruitment and selection.

Duration: Part-time - one day per week, 9.00am - 4.30pm for five weeks

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Start date: Flexible start dates throughout the year Location: Kings Road College code: IDM4

£

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

There are no specific entry requirements for this course but it is expected that you will be working at, or considering a move to, middle management.

You will be assessed by means of an assignment.

What does the course involve?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership at the College (see page 67).

The course covers: oodeveloping your management style oomanaging information and communications oofocusing on customers and their needs ooplanning and managing resources oorecruiting and selecting staff ooperformance management oosupporting team welfare.

What next?

Fees per year (2012/13): £450 (including CMI membership fee) How to apply: See page 92

Professional Qualifications Management and Leadership

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Management and Leadership Diploma, Level 5 - Chartered Management Institute (CMI) What’s it all about? This course is aimed at middle managers who want to develop their leadership and management knowledge and skills. It is an opportunity to study a number of key management functions and to gain a nationally recognised qualification in management. The course programme will also give you an opportunity to network with others working at a similar level in a range of different organisations.

What do I need to get on the course? In our experience in order to be successful on this level of programme you will need one of the following: ooa BTEC national award in a related subject ooa CMI level 3 qualification in first line management ooequivalent qualifications or relevant work experience Although these criteria are not mandatory, you should be working at, or aspiring to, middle management level and have the capability to work at this level.

What does the course involve? The course covers the following topics: oopersonal development as a manager and a leader ooinformation based decision making ooresource management oomeeting stakeholder and quality needs ooconducting a management project ooperformance management

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resource development oomanaging recruitment and selection ooleadership practice.

Duration: Part-time - one and a half to two days per month for nine months

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by means of nine internally set and assessed work-based assignments, presentations, and a management project. Completed portfolios, together with nine modular reflections, are also assessable.

SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road

What next? Upon successful completion you may progress onto the Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management, which is also available at the College (see page 69).

College code: CML5

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £1,450 (including CMI membership fee) How to apply: See page 92 Professional Qualifications Management and Leadership

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Management NVQ Diploma, Level 5 - Chartered Management Institute (CMI) (Work-based) What’s it all about? This work-based learning course is intended for managers who are responsible for the control of activities and work output of other managers. It is designed for middle to senior managers, and will support your management and leadership skills. The course covers personal development, management of resources, information, performance, customer and market awareness. The achievement of the diploma will demonstrate your competence in management at a senior level.

Duration: Part-time - work-based learning for one year

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Start date: Flexible start dates throughout the year Location: Work-based College code: NVD

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Fees per year (2012/13): ÂŁ1,500 (funding may be available - please contact the College for details)

What do I need to get on the course?

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Although no previous formal qualifications are required to embark on this qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you have substantial senior management experience.

How will I be assessed?

What does the course involve? You will build a portfolio of evidence and to achieve the full award will be required to complete four mandatory units (23 credits) and a further 15 credits which can be drawn from a range of 40 optional units. The mandatory units include the following subject areas: oodevelop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility ooprovide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility ooplan change in own area of responsibility

productively with colleagues and stakeholders.

You will be assessed through performance in the workplace. This will include a variety of evidence; performance observations, product evidence, witness testimonies and discussion.

What next? Upon successful completion you may have the opportunity to progress to the Level 7 Diploma in Management at the College (job permitting).

How to apply: See page 92 Professional Qualifications Management

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Management (Strategic) Diploma, Level 7 - Chartered Management Institute (CMI) What’s it all about? How can your organisation be structured to make it more effective? How do you deal with a new competitor in the market? What do you need to know to sustain effective leadership? Our course will help you to gain a more in-depth understanding of strategic issues relating to your business or industry sector. We will help you expand your conceptual thinking and leadership skills to support your personal traits and authority, so you can deal effectively with such challenges.

What do I need to get on the course? In our experience in order to be successful on this level of programme you will need one of the following: ooFoundation Degree in Business or Management ooCMI Level 5 Diploma in Management ooequivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. You should also hold a diploma in management or an executive diploma in management, and/or have several years’ experience at middle or senior management level.

What does the course involve? The following management topics are studied: oopersonal development as a strategic manager oostrategic performance management oofinancial management oostrategic information management ooconducting a strategic management project

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direction oostrategic planning oohuman resource planning oostrategic leadership practice.

Duration: Part-time - Tuesdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm for one year

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be work-based, through written report assignments, presentations and case studies. You will be expected to undertake research and identify theoretical concepts which must be used appropriately and critically analysed to support conclusions. You will also maintain a reflective log to critically evaluate and appraise your learning and development.

What next? Successful completion of this qualification enables access to higher degree courses such as MBA, MA and MSc.

SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: PGB

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £1,699 How to apply: See page 92 Professional Qualifications Management (Strategic)

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Management (Strategic) NVQ Diploma, Level 7 - Chartered Management Institute (CMI) (Work-based) What’s it all about? This work-based learning course is intended for managers who are responsible for the control of activities and work output of other managers. The course is designed for middle to senior managers, and will support your strategic management and leadership skills, personal development, managing resources, information, performance, customer and market awareness. The achievement of the diploma will demonstrate your competence in management at a strategic level.

Duration: Part-time - work-based learning for one year

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Start date: Flexible start dates throughout the year Location: Work-based College code: NVC

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Fees per year (2012/13): ÂŁ2,000 (funding may be available - please contact the College for details)

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

Although no previous formal qualifications are required to embark on this qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you have substantial senior strategic management experience.

You will be assessed through performance in the workplace. This will include a variety of evidence; performance observations, product evidence, witness testimonies and discussion.

What does the course involve?

What next?

You will build a portfolio of evidence and to achieve the full award will be required to complete three mandatory units (27 credits) and a further 18 credits which can be drawn from a range of 40 optional units. The mandatory units include the following subject areas: oodevelop a strategic business plan oodevelop strategic direction and leadership oolead change in an organisation.

Upon successful completion you may have the opportunity to progress onto an MBA or other degree level management programme.

How to apply: See page 92 Professional Qualifications Management (Strategic)

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Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector (subject to approval) Diploma, Level 4 What’s it all about? These qualifications can help you set-up and run your own hairdressing or beauty business. You’ll get the skills to manage staff and resources, learn how to develop and promote your business, and develop your technical skills and knowledge to enable career progression and opportunity.

What do I need to get on the course? You will be required to have prior knowledge of the hairdressing and beauty industries and hold a relevant level 3 qualification, or equivalent. All candidates should have access to work experience to complete these qualifications.

What does the course involve? You will study a range of units such as ... Hairdressing: oomanagement of client care ooprinciples of studio photography oohair colour correction oomanage the creation of a hair style collection oohair and scalp specialist services oosales management oomanagement of health, safety and security oomarketing in the hair and beauty sector oohuman resource management. www.cityplym.ac.uk | info@cityplym.ac.uk 01752 305300

Beauty therapy: oomanagement of client care oomake and test beauty therapy products oocultural, social and technological influences oodermatology and microbiology oolaser and light treatments for hair removal oomicro-pigmentation treatment oophysiology of ageing oosales management and public relations oomanagement of health, safety and security.

Duration: Full-time, one year

SEP

Location: Kings Road

How will I be assessed? For each unit chosen, you will be expected to complete an assignment. The assignments will cover practical tasks and knowledge and understanding.

What next? On successful completion you may progress to a level 4/5 management course at the College.

Start date: September

College code: UF2473/UX2473

£

Fees per year (2012/13): Please contact the College for details How to apply: See page 92

Professional Qualifications Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector

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Purchasing and Supply Graduate Diploma, Level 6 - Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) What’s it all about? The final tool in your box of skills, as you aim for professional excellence in the purchasing and supply industry, is the level 6 advanced diploma. Our course teaches you about the operations that extend beyond the internal process to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain - from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer. Successful completion means you can join the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply as a corporate member. This course may also be available on a modular basis.

Duration: Part-time - one evening per week for two years

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Start date: Flexible start dates throughout the year Location: Goschen College code: CIPS17

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £1,000 or £450 per module

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need one of the following: oolevel 5 award or be exempt ooexemptions allowed from optional only via CIPS.

You will be assessed by externally set examinations.

What does the course involve? Subjects include: and influencing purchasing oostrategic supply chain management oosupply chain management in practice oolegal aspects in purchasing and supply ooadvanced project management oofinance for purchasers.

What next? In addition to enhancing your career prospects, successful completion of this course can lead to corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

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How to apply: See page 92 Professional Qualifications Purchasing and Supply

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Teaching Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed.), Level 5 (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? The Certificate in Education (incorporating the DTLLS) leads to a full qualification as a teacher in the postcompulsory sector. It comprises a blend of theory and practice, with the emphasis on practice. The course is a part-time, in-service teacher training programme. The curriculum covers teaching and learning, assessment, CPD and a range of other modules designed to enhance the role of a teacher in the lifelong learning sector. The course is mapped to the professional standards for teachers in the sector.

What do I need to get on the course? ooTeaching

practice in the post-compulsory sector: for example FE teaching, sixth form teaching and/ or adult and community training (applicants must arrange their own teaching practice). ooA minimum of level 2 skills (GCSE grade C) in literacy/English. ooEntry will also be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: ooprocesses of learning and teaching ooenabling learning and assessment ootheories and principles for planning and enabling learning oocurriculum development for inclusive practice oomanaging behaviour oowider professional practice

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professional and personal development. Duration: Part-time - two years

How will I be assessed? Assessment is via eight teaching practice observations and four extended module assignments. SEP

What next? On achieving the award you may be eligible to progress to a BA (Hons) Education Studies course, or an MA in Education.

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UX4129

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Professional Qualifications Teaching - Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed.)

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Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) Certificate, Level 3 or 4 Intermediate Qualification in Teaching What’s it all about? This course leads to the intermediate teaching qualification in the lifelong learning sector. It is designed for those who do some teaching or training with small groups or individuals, but who do not perform the full teaching role. This CTLLS course is specifically provided for those teachers or trainers who already have a Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) award.

Duration: Part-time - various days and times for 24 weeks

PT SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: CTLLS

£

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

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level 3 or 4 PTLLS qualification (or equivalent, such as a City & Guilds 730). oo30 hours teaching or training practice during the course. ooA level 2 literacy qualification.

There will be three written assignments, two research seminars, three teaching practice observations and one teaching practice portfolio covering at least 30 hours practice.

What does the course involve?

Upon successful completion you will be able to progress on to higher level teacher training qualifications.

You will attend 14 taught classes and then, with tutorial and distance support, complete your coursework over another ten weeks. You will be able to carry out research, present your research findings and be observed teaching or training in your practice context. You will also complete several assignments.

What next?

Fees per year (2012/13): £550 How to apply: See page 92

Professional Qualifications Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)

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Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) Diploma, Level 4 What’s it all about? The Diploma in Teaching is an in-service route to fully qualified teacher status in the lifelong learning sector (QTLS). The learning sector not only embraces further education colleges and adult or compulsory-based learning, but also work-based and public sector training. You will acquire a practical teaching and training toolkit to use in your everyday professional role. You will also develop reflective and critical skills to enhance your practice and know how to maintain your continuing professional development.

What do I need to get on the course?

What does the course involve?

You need to be in a suitable teaching or training post to join the course. A minimum of 100 hours teaching/ training practice is required over the two years of the course. You need to be suitably qualified in one or more specialist subjects or vocational areas. In most cases this will be a level 3 or above qualification. You will also need a level 2 or above literacy skills qualification and will need to be able to appoint a mentor; someone who is a fully qualified teacher or trainer in your subject specialism. You will also need to have a level 3 or 4 entry qualification in teaching, such as the City & Guilds 7303, 7302 or 7307, or a TESOL CELTA.

You will attend one taught class a week (four hours) and be able to undertake four to eight hours self study per week throughout the course and complete assignments for each unit. You will also be observed in your teaching practice by both course tutors and your mentor.

Duration: Part-time - Thursdays, 4.00pm - 8.00pm for two years

SEP

How will I be assessed?

Start date: September Location: Kings Road

There will be unit assignments and observations of your teaching practice (no exams).

What next?

College code: DTLLS

Upon successful completion you may progress to higher level courses at the College.

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Fees per year (2012/13): £750 How to apply: See page 92

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Teaching - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) Level 4 - City & Guilds 7303 What’s it all about? Do you intend to teach, or are you currently teaching or training in further education, industry, adult and community education, or public sector services? Then this qualification leads to a generic teacher education qualification appropriate for post-compulsory education and training. It will give you a basic toolkit of teaching and training techniques and will encourage you to develop the skills you need to be effective in your new job. Duration: Part-time - Mondays, 10.00am - 2.00pm and 5.30pm - 9.00pm or Thursdays, 5.30pm - 9.00pm for ten weeks

PT SEP

Start date: September, January, April Location: Kings Road College code: PTLLS

£

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

The course requires a current level 1 in literacy and you will need to complete an on-line assessment in literacy and numeracy as part of the information and interview process.

Assessment includes written assignments and a micro-teach.

What does the course involve? The course includes five units covering key aspects of teaching and learning. You will attend one session per week and be expected to undertake approximately four hours self study per week.

What next? Many students network during the course to obtain necessary teaching hours and progress to the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning sector course offered at the College (see page 75).

Fees per year (2012/13): £350 How to apply: See page 92

Professional Qualifications Teaching - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

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Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate (Cert. TESOL), Level 5 - Trinity College London What’s it all about? If you’ve ever spent any time mastering a language you’ll appreciate that it takes time and patience, but most of all, it takes an inspiring and enthusiastic teacher to teach it. If the idea of helping students to progress and communicate, both here in the UK and abroad, really appeals then our course will too. We will train you so you can plan, teach and evaluate your students as they learn English, so that when you leave you can feel competent and assured to cope confidently in your new role

What do I need to get on the course?

How will I be assessed?

We welcome applications from those who have one of the following: oo60-80 UCAS tariff points ooa BTEC national award in a related subject ooan NVQ level 3 in a related subject ooequivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

Assessment is based on six teaching practices, two in-class tests, two internally and one externally marked assignments.

What does the course involve? This course aims to provide initial training for those who wish to teach English to speakers of other languages. The focus of the course is on developing language awareness and on the planning, teaching and evaluation of a series of classes for English to speakers of other languages classes. It is recognised as an appropriate initial qualification by the British Council.

Duration: Part-time - Tuesdays, 5.00pm - 8.30pm (plus some additional time during the day) for one year

What next? Upon successful completion you may progress to additional modules both subject specialist and generic, encouraging you to achieve qualified teacher award and QTLS.

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Start date: October Location: Kings Road College code: CTE

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Fees per year (2012/13): £1,250 How to apply: See page 92

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Teaching - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Level 7 (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? The PGCE (incorporating the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) leads to full qualification as a teacher in the post-compulsory sector. It comprises a blend of theory and practice, with the emphasis on practice. The course is a part-time, in-service teacher training programme. The curriculum covers teaching and learning, assessment, CPD and a range of other modules designed to augment the role of a teacher in the lifelong learning sector. The course is mapped to the professional standards for teachers in the sector.

What do I need to get on the course? Duration: Part-time - Tuesdays, 4.00pm - 8.00pm for two years

PT SEP

Start date: September Location: Kings Road College code: UX4218

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Fees per year (2012/13): Please contact the College for details How to apply: See page 92

In order to be successful on this course you will need: ooa degree in any subject ooteaching practice in the post-compulsory sector: for example FE teaching, sixth form teaching and/ or adult and community training (applicants must arrange their own teaching practice) ooa minimum of level 2 skills (GCSE grade C) in literacy/English.

What does the course involve? This course includes the following modules: ooprocesses of learning and teaching ooenabling learning and assessment ootheories and principles for planning and enabling learning oocurriculum development for inclusive practice oomanaging behaviour oowider professional practice

Professional Qualifications Teaching - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

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professional and personal development.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is via eight teaching practice observations and four extended module assignments.

What next? On achieving the award you can undertake professional formation to achieve Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), which is the licence to practise for teachers in the post-compulsory sector. Following successful completion of this course you may also progress to an MA in Education.

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University Short Courses and CPD Awards If you want to try something new or improve your skills, you might like to think about joining our university short courses or CPD awards. Each year you can study up to 40 credits (usually two modules of a foundation degree) from a range of our foundation degree courses to achieve a University Short Course certificate from Plymouth University.

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Alternatively, 60 credits (usually three modules) from our foundation degree courses can be studied to be awarded a Plymouth University Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) award. We can offer these courses in a range of subjects.

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University Short Courses and CPD Awards What’s it all about? For those who wish to gain higher-level skills and knowledge but find that a full foundation degree doesn’t meet their particular needs, we now provide flexible short courses (up to 40 credits) and CPD awards (60 credits) for both individuals and employers. You may enrol on one or more modules from any of our foundation degree and higher national certificate courses. These can be delivered in a range of flexible modes to meet your requirements.

Possible options include:

Employers

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To assist organisations in meeting their workforce training and business development needs we can tailor these short universitylevel courses to increase the specific knowledge base and skills of the workforce. Delivery and duration can be flexible and arranged to fit with organisational needs. We will agree a timetable of delivery and an assessment schedule with the organisation.

management - administrative systems in organisations, administrative management of resources, strategic issues in administration ooagile operations - lean business, managing activities, effective communication oobusiness practice - business law, business applications and solutions, professional development oohospitality - hospitality management and catering oohuman resource management - improving practice in human resource management, resourcing talent, performance and reward, employment law: implications for human resources managers ooneighbourhood management - community relations, crime reductions, partnership in practice oosocial entrepreneurship - a knowledge and skills-based programme, targeted at the development of community initiatives, aiming to equip students with entrepreneurial skills. oosurveying - civil engineering surveying procedures, site surveying, introduction to computer-aided design (CAD) and information and communications technology (ICT), and mathematics.

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We can also work with organisations to develop new modules or CPD courses that are designed to meet their specific requirements. If you wish to find out more about any of these courses or wish to discuss the development of a new short university-level course, please contact the Faculty of Higher Education on 01752 305878.

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Administration, Business and Management Certificate of Professional Development (Awarded by Plymouth University) What’s it all about? The Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) is awarded by Plymouth University. You are able to choose three modules from a number of different level 4 and 5 modules to develop a 20 or 60-credit programme within administration, business and management.

What do I need to get on the course? There are no formal entry requirements for the CPD awards. You will need to possess a minimum of level 1 literacy. The award would benefit those who are looking to develop within their career.

What does the course involve? You can choose any three modules from the list below (please note: modules are delivered at varying times throughout the year) to form a 20 or 60-credit programme: oolegal aspects oomanaging in organisations oomanaging knowledge and information oomanaging people oobusiness finance oorecruitment and training oomanaging human resource issues ooplanning and communication oostrategy and innovation oooperations management

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systems and processes management of resources oomanagement planning ooemployee relations and the law ooindustrial relations and the law ooresearch methods ooeconomic environment for business. ooadministrative

How will I be assessed?

Duration: Part-time, up to three years PT SEP

Assessments can include a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

Start date: September Location: Kings Road

What next? There is no direct progression route from the CPD award, however upon successful completion you may like to consider one of the many foundation degrees offered at the College. You may be able to use the credits achieved through the award towards your chosen foundation degree.

College code: FPC1011

£

Fees per year (2012/13): £500 per unit (20 credits) £1,500 for three units (60 credits) How to apply: See page 92

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Entry Requirements

Depending upon the course, we welcome applications from people who have: oo120-200 UCAS tariff points* ooa BTEC national Level 3 qualification in a related subject ooa 14-19 advanced diploma ooan advanced Apprenticeship ooan NVQ level 3 in a related subject ooequivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. * See pages 86-87

Entry Requirements

Mature students who can demonstrate they have prior work experience in place of academic qualifications will be interviewed and may be offered a place. Admission to foundation degrees can be based on accreditation of prior experience and not just formal qualifications.

or demonstrated through your previous work experience. Entry requirements for Access to Higher Education courses can be found on page 21.

In all cases, if you find that you do not have an exact match for the entry requirements listed, you should get in touch with the College. It might be that some of the skills needed for your chosen course can be assessed at interview,

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Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) This is a nationally recognised scheme for valuing, describing, measuring and recognising all learning. It is based on a points system and applies to all HNC, foundation degrees, university short courses and certificate of professional development awards. When you successfully complete a course you earn a certain number of points. Once earned, these are normally recognised by other institutions and may be transferable. The HNC, foundation degree and bite-sized university courses we offer are either: oolevel 4 - first year degree level CATS points, or oolevel 5 - second year degree level CATS points.

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Higher National Certificate

Higher National Diploma

120 CATS points (level 4 and maybe some level 5)

240 CATS points (level 4 and level 5)

Year 2 of a pass degree or honours degree course

Final year of pass degree course

Foundation Degree 240 CATS points (120 at level 4 plus 120 at level 5)

Final year of honours degree course at university

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Entry Requirements Course Title

UCAS Code

Ucas Tariff Requirements

Accounting and Finance, FdA

P60 - N401

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Administrative Management, FdA

P60 - N211

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Audio and Music Production, FdA

P60 - J935

180

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is preferred. Students may be subject to a practical assessment.

Business Management, FdA

P60 - N210

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Children and Young People, FdA

P60 - TBC

200

Four GCSEs at grade C or above to include English language. UCAS points should be obtained from a relevant qualification, eg CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education (grades C or above), BTEC National Diploma in Early Years or Health and Social Care, NVQ Level 3.

Civil Engineering, FdSc/HNC

P60 - H204

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English, maths and combined science. A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is preferred. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Community Music, FdA

P60 - W391

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience. Students may be subject to a practical assessment.

Construction, FdSc/HNC

P60 - K221

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English, maths and combined science. A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is preferred. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, FdSc/HNC

P60 - H602

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English, maths and combined science. A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is preferred. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy, FdSc

P60 - HH62

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English, maths and combined science. A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is preferred. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Forensic Science, FdSc

P60 - F411

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English, double science and maths, and a level 3 qualification to include a science related subject. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

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Ucas Tariff Requirements

Additional Entry Requirements

Hospitality and Tourism Management, FdSc/HNC

P60 - N229

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Human Resource Management, FdA

P60 - N603

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

International Business, FdA

P60 - N121

120

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths, and preferably a foreign language. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience. Equivalent qualifications and an IELTS 5.5 for international students.

Legal Studies, FdSc

P60 - M290

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Live Sound, FdA

P60 - J934

180

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is preferred. Students may be subject to a practical assessment.

Marine Engineering, FdSc/HNC

P60 - J602

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English, maths and combined science. A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is preferred. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Mechanical Design and Manufacture, FdSc/HNC

P60 - H711

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English, maths and combined science. A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is preferred. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Public Services, FdA

P60 - L990

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Purchasing and Supply, FdA

P60 - NJC9

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Software Development, FdSc

P60 - G602

120

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is preferred. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Sports Therapy, FdSc

P60 - C604

160

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. UCAS points to include a relevant science based subject. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

Strength Conditioning and Sports Coaching, FdSc

P60 - C609

160

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths. UCAS points to include a relevant science based subject. Consideration will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience.

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UCAS Tariff Points System What is the UCAS tariff?

How does it work?

Don’t miss the deadlines

It’s the conversion of further education, level 3 qualifications such as AS and A levels, VCEs, BTECs and OCRs etc, into one points system that universities can use to evaluate applications and make offers.

Each qualification and grade is worth a number of points. All grades and qualifications are added together to give a total tariff point score.

UCAS has a series of deadlines for students to meet, which you can find on their website - www.ucas.com. Deadlines are important please make sure you know when to apply. With so many students applying you are best to apply as early as possible, but it is never too late to apply to the College. We may have places available right up until September for courses starting that year. Simply give us a call on 01752 305300 to check if we have space on the course of your choice, and if we can offer you a place we will take you through the application procedure. You can find more information on the UCAS tariff tables on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com/students/ucas_tariff/.

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Grade UCAS Tariff Points

AS level or GCE and VCE (three unit award) A level or GCE and VCE (six unit award) VCE double award (12 unit award) BTEC award/OCR certificate BTEC certificate/OCR diploma BTEC diploma/OCR extended diploma

A 60 B 50 C 40 D 30 E 20 A* 140 A 120 B 100 C 80 D 60 E 40 AA 240 AB 220 BB 200 BC 180 CC 160 CD 140 DD 120 DE 100 EE 80 D 120 M 80 P 40 DD/D 240 DM/M1 200 MM/M2 and P1 160 MP/P2 120 PP/P3 80 DDD/D1 360 DDM/D2 and M1 320 DMM/M2 280 MMM/M3 240 MMP/P1 200 MPP/P2 160 PPP/P3 120

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Course Index Accounting and Finance, Foundation Degree

26

Human Resources Management, Certificate, Level 5 - CIPD

63

Administration, Business and Management, Certificate of Professional Development

81

Human Resource Management, Foundation Degree

38

Internal Quality Assurance Awards, Level 4 - EDEXCEL

64

Administrative Management, Foundation Degree

27

International Business with Business English, Foundation Degree

39

Advice and Guidance, NVQ Diploma, Level 4 - OCR

60

International Business with Mandarin, Foundation Degree

40

Audio and Music Production, Foundation Degree

28

International Foundation Course

23

Business Improvement Techniques, NVQ Level 4

61

Law and Practice, Professional Higher Diploma - ILEX

65

Business (Management), Foundation Degree

29

Legal Studies, Foundation Degree

41

Children and Young People, Foundation Degree

30

Live Sound, Foundation Degree

42

Civil Engineering, Foundation Degree

31

Management (Strategic), Diploma, Level 7 - CMI

69

Civil Engineering, Higher National Certificate

52

Management (Strategic), NVQ Diploma, Level 7 - CMI

70

Combined Studies, Access to Higher Education

20

Management and Leadership, Award, Level 5 - CMI

66

Community Music, Foundation Degree

32

Management and Leadership, Diploma, Level 5 - CMI

67

Construction, Foundation Degree

33

Management, NVQ Diploma, Level 5 - CMI

68

Construction, Higher National Certificate

53 34

Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector, Diploma, Level 4

71

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Foundation Degree Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Higher National Certificate

54

Marine Engineering, Foundation Degree

43

Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy, Foundation Degree

35

Marine Engineering, Higher National Certificate

56

Forensic Science, Foundation Degree

36

Mechanical Design and Manufacture, Foundation Degree

44

Health and Safety, National Diploma, Level 6 - NEBOSH

62

Mechanical Design and Manufacture, Higher National Certificate

57

Hospitality and Tourism Management, Foundation Degree

37

Nursing Professions, Access to Higher Education

20

Hospitality Management, Higher National Certificate

55

Public Services, Foundation Degree

45

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Purchasing and Supply, Foundation Degree

46

Purchasing and Supply, Graduate Diploma, Level 6 - CIPS

72

Science, Access to Higher Education

20

Social Care Professions, Access to Higher Education

20

Software Development, Foundation Degree

47

Sports Therapy, Foundation Degree

48

Strength, Conditioning and Sports Coaching, Foundation Degree

49

Teaching, Certificate in Education, Level 5

73

Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Certificate, Level 3 or 4

74

Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Diploma, Level 4

75

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Certificate, Level 5 - Trinity College London

77

Teaching - Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Level 7

78

Teaching - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, 76 Level 4 - City & Guilds

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How to Apply Part-time courses

UCAS

If you wish to apply for a part-time higher education course, please complete a College learning agreement form. Please call the Customer Services team on 01752 305300 who will be pleased to send you a copy, or you can download one from our website www.cityplym.ac.uk/appform.

Full-time foundation degrees

Tel: 08714 680 468 E-mail: enquiries@ucas.ac.uk Web: www.ucas.ac.uk You will need to know: oothat the institution code for Plymouth University is PLYM (P60) oofoundation degree courses at City College Plymouth are listed under Plymouth University.

If the course you would like to take is a full-time foundation degree, you will need to apply through UCAS, which is the UK central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education. Applications are made online at www.ucas.com.

These should be entered in section three of your online UCAS application, along with the specific code for the course you are applying for. If you would like us to help with your UCAS application, please call Student Services on 01752 305803.

International students Please contact the International Office for information on fees and the application process on +44 1752 305857, or e-mail international@cityplym.ac.uk.

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Higher Education

Open Events Kings Road, Devonport Tuesday 12 June 2012 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Friday 17 August 2012 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Saturday 13 October 2012 10.00am - 1.00pm

Come along to a Higher Education Open Event where you can find out about the wide range of university level courses available at the College, including foundation degrees, higher national certificates and professional qualifications. You can meet teaching staff, enjoy a tour of the facilities and listen to presentations on specific courses.

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